Sunday, March 27, 2011

Upcoming Happenings

Wow!  Another amazing turnout today for classes.  COPIC 101 and 102 were SOLD OUT.  It was great to meet more people that have been bitten by the COPIC bug (the additiction to these wonderful markers).  For those of you that were on the waiting list for these classes, we have two more lined up on Saturday, May 14th.  COPIC 101 will begin at 10am and COPIC 102 will begin at Noon.  If you are interested, please be sure to call Wiggles & Giggles to sign up as soon as possible so you can get a spot in the next class. 

More COPIC FUN coming your way!
Want to continue your COPIC learning and have some dedicated play time?  Then be sure to sign up for COPIC Spring Fling.  Not only will you learn some techniques with the airbrush system but we will be using different products to embellish your projects and you will learn how to make your own gable boxes that are perfect for any occassion.  Below are pictures of two the projects that you will make in class.
Supplies needed for class: Specific COPIC markers [B00, B02, BG10, R81, R85, YG0000, YG11, YG13 (YG17-optional), BV000, V12, E41, E43, E55, W0, W3 and 0 (blender pen)], sanding block/paper, standard class supply list (be sure to bring glue pen, glue dots, pop dots in addition to your normal adhesive).  Note:  If you are limited on your COPIC markers you can get by with bringing just the markers indicated above in blue). Date: Saturday - 4/9/11 @ 10am


12 Days of Christmas
More holiday spirit coming your way with this 5.5 x 8.5" album.  Lots of embellishments to complement these fabulous My Minds Eye papers.  We all have wonderful Christmas memories whether they are old or new.  This album would be a perfect location for capturing your memories to enjoy over and over again.  Due the binding of the book that will be done during class, kits will not be available for this class.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Upcoming March Classes

Picture Perfect Pages:

Make a two page 12 x 12 layout and one card in a masculine theme using Basic Grey blues, greens and brown pattern papers.
Supplies needed for class: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, ink applicator, ruler, pencil and the standard class supply kit
Date: 3/24/11
Time: 6pm (1.5 hours)

12 Days of Christmas:

On the third day of Christmas...make a vintage wooden hanging tree. Using vintage looking papers, detailed wooden embellishments and lots of sparkle because every tree should shine. Make this decoration for your home or a thoughtful handmade gift to another.
Supplies needed for class: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain (if you have a re-inker for this color bring this as well), ink applicator, your favorite standing tool (Basic Grey Sanding kit recommended), glue pen, craft knife, glossy accents or diamond glaze, thin paint brush and the standard class supply kit. Optional supplies if you have them: Distress Inks Peeled Paint and Fire Brick, burgandy stickles and heat gun.
Date: 3/26/11
Time: 2pm (2.5 hours)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Successful Scrapbook Weekend Away

I was in my glory this past weekend...what better than being able to scrapbook with no interruptions, no time restrictions, enough room to spread out (an entire table just for me) and a great friend by my side.  We began scrapping around 1pm on Friday by the time we set up and I went until about 2:30am was up early (6:30) the next morning and exercised, then shopped for a while (see below) and up until 4:30am and back up again at 8am and scrapped until 3:30pm when it was a sad time that we had to stop, pick up and hit the road...back to reality and no more scrapbook heaven :-)

I had a blast and accomplished so much!!!  Met some great new people and lots of projects completed or almost completed.  I am waiting to find the perfect embellishments for a couple, so more playing needed and a tool of mine broke so I need to finish another project once I replace the tool.  This weekend crop did do another thing for me and that was force me to learn how to use my Gypsy.  I have had it since the first day it was released and yes, I just used it for the first time this past weekend.  I love the convenience of this and I welded my first set of letters.  I was very excited about that!

We also took some time out of our day on Saturday to go to Absolutely Everything in Topsfield, Mass. OMG, I was in heaven!  They had a great selection of just what I like, so I was happy...and broke by the time I left - LOL.  They rang the bell at checkout, so those of you that may have gone there know what that means:-).  Lots of new things to try in my classes/projects.  I am really excited and cannot wait to try them all out as well as build them into my upcoming classes.  My mind was going a mile a minute in there.  I will definitely go back.

The crop was run by Theresa Murphy and her sister Beth.  They did a fabulous job and we are definitely going to be regulars at least each February.  They are still looking for a place for their early fall weekend crop.  There were a couple of different vendors (Patrice O'Keefe from Scrappinsheek and Siewleng Hiraldo from Time 2 Scrap )that had a really nice selection of product...and yes, I found more stuff to purchase.  I even took a class from Patrice and she showed me a transfer technique and use of some new products that will be used in upcoming classes.  Thanks Patrice!  Those creative juices were flowing.  Thanks to all of these ladies for a wonderful time!

Classes planned through June have been listed with dates and times.  More information and pictures will be coming soon.