Friday, September 12, 2008

I have a computer!

Oh man, I've been with out my computer for at least a week. It caught some funny bug, but Travis fixed it! Yipee!
Where to begin!
We've been crazy busy at the store checking in new cool stuff. Just last night I checked in Making Memories Fa La La Line. I got in a ton of new Karen Foster, things like Sate Fair, Zoo, fall, Halloween, motorcycle, diy, marathon. Reminisce grade papers and stickers too.

The best new thing at the store are the Paper Dolls. Do not form an opinion until you see them, because I guarantee you are going to flip over these! Kris, whom is super cool and my neighbor down the street from the store, started making paper dolls. I kept bugging her to bring them in and show me. So she did, and I fell in love with them! I begged her to make me a bunch so I could sell them at the store, and she said yes! So make sure you stop in and check them out because I know you are just going to go crazy when you see them! The next thing I want her to do for us is titles because I know they will be just as fantastic. So stop in and check them out, Linda was selling them off the counter before we even had them in the computer!

Newsflash! New Classes! I have 3 new teachers! Can you believe it!? They are all from the Twin Cities area, and have been teaching various places for years. They each have their own awesome style and I can't wait for you all to meet them!

Here is the class listing I'll be putting on my website (with Troy's help!):

October 11,2008 10:00-Noon
“Tis The Season Card Class
5 cards for $25.00
Tami Wood is a new instructor for us. She has been teaching classes in the Twin Cities at various stores for years. She has agreed to teach us fabulous new techniques at The Pine City Scrapbooking Co Inc
Tami is a certified instructor for Copic Markers as well as Amuse stamps. Both of these products are new to our store so it will be wonderful to be taught just how to use these two great new products.
During the class you will learn to use Copic markers, glitter, liquid applique, as well as an interesting fold. These adorable cards will give you the jump start you need on getting your holiday greetings in order!
Please bring your basic tool kit with you to class.

October 11,2008 2:00-4:00
Transparency Techniques
4 cards for $17.00
Wendy Jannusch is a new teacher for us at the Pine City Scrapbooking Co Inc. Wendy has been teaching rubber stamping classes for five years. She graduated from Minneapolis Technical Institute in the Commercial Art Program with her emphasis on Design. She lives in White Bear Lake with her husband, Len and daughter, Emily. Wendy and Len own a small business called Alchemystic Arts, LLC. Wendy collects vintage photos and designs photo sheets for artists to use for card making and collage. Wendy loves to share her ideas with others and works to bring you her very best in her classes.
Silhouettes are very popular right now, especially when cut and placed on the many beautiful papers you will find in the store. Not every person wants to do all that tedious cutting, but many want the “look” of a silhouette. Now you can achieve that look with transparencies! In this class, you will make four beautiful cards featuring bird designs. You will learn how to use transparencies in your card making, as well as many secrets on how to attach them to papers and how to alter them. You will also receive a free handout detailing the class so you can remember how to do all the techniques you learned here. Please bring your basic tool kit.

October 12,2008 10:00-Noon
Harvest & Halloween
5 cards $25.00
Teacher: Tami Wood
This class will also be with Amuse stamps and Copic markers.

October 12, 2008 2:00-4:00
Vintage Photo Card Class
Teacher: Wendi Jannusch
If you are a fan of the many magazines sold here in the store, you may have noticed that a number of the creations are made using vintage photos. Now you can purchase your “instant relative” photos for use in your own art! You will learn how to select the right papers for the look you want. We will make four cards from the Vintage Cut Ups photo sheets being sold here. There will be samples of cards made with every single photo on the Vintage Cut Ups photo sheets on display in the store as well. Please bring your basic tool kit.

October 18,2008 1:00-3:00
Card Keeper
Don Waalen Is a new teacher for us as well. He has been teaching class around the Twin Cities as well as Duluth for years. He has a fantastic sense of style, from scrapbook pages, mini books to elegant cards. He does it all.
His first class for us is a card keeper which is bound by rings and holds 12 pockets for holding greeting cards by the month in which you’ll need them. Wow what a fantastic gift for someone, or keep yourself organized! The colors he has put together for us are just fantastic! I know that you will love this book, and probably make many more. Please bring your basic tool kit.

All classes must be prepaid.

Basic Tool Kit

Every student should have a basic tool kit. It should include a good scissors, adhesive such as double stick tape, single stick tape, mini Glue Dots, paper piercer, paper trimmer, a pencil, and a bone folder. If you do not bring these items to class, you may purchase them in the store before class.

So if you are interested in taking one of these classes just give the store a call at: