Limor from Lindy's Stamp Gang will be here in store Tuesday March 13th from 6-9 running Free Demos, for any of you who are interested in learning what you can do with this great new product!
She will be demonstrating how to work with the Starburst Sprays, Color Shots, MoonShadow Mists, Moon Shadow Inks, Embossing Powder, Glitz Spritz, Magicals and more!
I have attached a few samples of work done by Limor below.
And anyone who wants to walk away with their own completed project, you can make this beautiful tag seen below for only $10!
We are in love with our newest collection of American Crafts POW! Paper! You have to come and experience this paper in person, the texture, and quality of this glitter is amazing, the glitter DOES NOT shed, and it is actually pretty easy to glue down and onto. They have come out with the best glitter paper on the market, and we have it all!
My Mind's Eye pattern papers came into the store and if you blinked you probably missed them! I however had a little insider information and went in to pull the papers I wanted for my March card class. Why? Because they're flippin' beautiful and I knew they would make fabulous cards.
Join me on March 8 for this class and create these 6 cards. The colors are beautiful and the patterns wonderful.
Can't come to class? I'll miss you but you can take a kit home. Call the store @ 780-414-1540 to sign up for a class spot or for a kit.
If you have any questions please email me at nadinekaren[at]ymail[dot]com.
You have just got to see the new American Crafts POW Glitter Paper we just received in store! I don't even like glitter and I love this stuff!!!
We are hosting a fabulous Show & Tell next Tuesday night to showcase this fun addition to the store!
Chantel and I teamed up to create this super cute card, and we want to show you how to make it!
Join Chantel on Tuesday, March 6th to get the lowdown on making the most out of your POW Glitter Paper, including the best adhesive choices, how to cut it, store it and punch it!
Participation in our Show & Tell Nights is FREE! You don't even have to bring anything.
Please come by anytime between 6:00 and 8:00 pm, "sign up" and sit down!
Our Late Night Crop this week is another dinner crop. So bring your gear and we'll take care of the food! This week's crop features an amazing dinner provided by our neighbourhood Taco Del Mar. "Make your own taco salad bar" is always a popular night at the store!
Give us a shout to sign up. It's only $20 for 6+ hours of cropping. We'll see you around 6:00pm.
We have just started carrying Lindy's Stamp Gang, which is a great company who makes the most amazing Sprays, Stains, Paint Pots, Magicals, and Dual Tone embossing Powders.
I have attached a link to their You Tube stream with over 150 videos showcasing just how unique and beautiful this product can be!
We will be hosting a Launch Party on Tuesday March 13th, so be sure to check back for more information regarding this event.
5218-86 St. Edmonton AB.
Five classes starting Wednesday, February 29th until March 28th, each Wednesday evening will be three hours in length starting at 7:00 ending at 10:00 pm. Total of 15 hours of class time plus time on your own to work on assignments from class. You will need to have time to spend on this topic to get the most from these classes.
Class One will start with an overview of setting your Preferences in Photoshop Elements, understanding pixels, file sizes, resolutions and file formats. We’ll cover colour management, how to get the best colour match from camera to computer screen to output and look at Elements Organizer, a nice way to gather and organize the images you take. As you’ve probably already discovered it’s easy to get buried under the wealth of photographs you shoot!
Class Two will start with an overview of all the Icons in the Tools Palette and then work on one of the most important and powerful aspects of Photoshop Elements – “Making Selections.” Knowing which tool to use and how to make quick, precise selections is a powerful ability and once you understand some of the better ways to do this ideas will start to bubble in your head. We’ll then cover Filter Gallery and experiment with all the Filters Elements has.
Class Three, working with Layers. The most creative aspect of Photoshop Elements is the ability to create and combine images, embellishments and textures using layers. There is so much more to this than just pasting one image over another. Elements has 25 different Blend Modes as well as Layer Masks, Adjustment Layers and Layer Styles to perfectly finesse and endlessly create with the blend.
Class Four There are thousands of different fonts, but just because you can type your name in some cool looking font doesn’t mean you should. We’ll go over some of the guidelines of using type successfully and then some of the creative aspects of playing with font in Photoshop Elements like typing on a path (having the font follow a shape), creating beveled edges, gloss effects, kerning, line spacing etc.
Class Five, putting it all together. In this final class we’ll finish with some personal projects. How to put everything you’ve learned into practice with specific focus on projects or styles you want to work on as well as sharing some techniques I’ve learned from over 15 years of working with Photoshop.
The maximum number of participants for the class is eight. This will allow me to spend more focused time with each participant and go over some of the specific interests and projects you have.
This class is on Photoshop Elements, I’m working with version 10, older version are fine, although past Version 8 will have limitations to some of what is being covered in these classes.
Participants will need their own copy of Photoshop Elements (I’ll be instructing using version 10), their own laptop with system requirements to run Photoshop Elements, and an understanding of their individual computers (these classes are on Photoshop not general computing). If you’ve had no previous experience with Photoshop Elements that’s okay, you’ll actually get the most out of these classes but regardless of experience there will be creative expansion. Once the mind has taken in a new idea it will never contract back to its original shape.
A CD with tutorial images, free fonts, class notes, step-by-step instructions and other goodies will be provided at the beginning of each evening.
Tim Holtz has decided to officially retire the 12 tags of Christmas as we know it, and begin the 12 tags of the year.
At the beginning of each month Tim Holtz will post a tag tutorial on his blog. This tag will be themed to that month`s holiday season or just a new idea to share. We will be creating our take on these tags one Sunday each month to share in the new ``12 Tags of 2012``. Our tag may vary depending on the available products on hand for us to use.
We are so excited for this new concept since it will inspire me with new ways to create each month, give you time to create as well, and share a wider variety of ideas. Just think . . .
The new 12 tags will be like Christmas every month!
Sepia Ink (or your favourite light brown)
Ink Blending Tool
We have just introduced a BRAND NEW cabinet into our store last night, our Ephemera Cabinet.
We had a fun little presentation last night with a demo on what Ephemera is, as well as how it relates to the arts and crafts that we all love and enjoy!
And below are the samples that our wonderfully creative and talented customers created last night at the launch party.
I hope this leaves all of you as inspired as it has left me, I love looking at what amazing creations all of our customers create!