Tuesday, September 29, 2009

CLASS: Spook & Panic Card 2

Yesterday I was had a great time visiting USArtQuest right here in Grasslake, MI.  They offered a day full of classes & education to retailers within driving distance.  When I had a store in Anchorage, AK I remember ordering quite a few Paint Palettes because they were very unique with glorious colors full of Mica sparkle & depth.  They were bought quickly because they always made "us stampers" look like we knew what we were doing!  Since coming to Michigan, I haven't ordered from them much, and was very pleased when they invited me to come and get re-acquainted with their products.  That's when I found out about their Mica Delights! and their newest Mica Pigment Paint (renamed) called "Vintage"!  Holy Cow! I think that Northwoods class coming up will have a whole new meaning!

If you want to check USArtQuest for yourself...
Check out their website here!
The owner/creator's name is Susan Pickering Rothamel (mouthful) whom you have probably seen in Magazines and Consumer Crafts shows and not known she was right here in our state!  (we got a tour of their create, package and shipping plant...very cool!) 
Check out her Webisodes here!
The difference in her card making are the products she created and manufactured herself.  I think there will be alot of ideas to pick up from her sites! 

Here is another card from the Spook and Panic Class

Inside the Card

CLASS:  Spook and Panic $12
Oct. 6th Tuesday Aft. 12-2pm
Oct. 8th Thursday Aft. 7-9pm
(810) 966-9664

The stamps by "October Afternoon" are solid...so it's a bit of a challenge to give them vibrant color.  Instead of using an inkpad...I stamped in Versamark and colored with Chalk.  Heavy Chalking can give the stamp a full, velvet depth that doesn't really translate on this picture.

I'm eagerly awaiting my finished website so that I don't have to use my blog to post class pictures!  Sorry about that...it will have to do for now!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

CLASS: Spook & Panic

Back in the Saddle Again!
New Stamps, New Classes, New Blog Template!
Here's hoping I remember how to do this!  The first time I ever heard about a blog was from Amanda ( a smartie poop of the first order!)...you can check out her blog by clicking "Mandy Lou" on my followers list (she was the first one!)  Then Cathy asked me how to do it...and I showed her (barely)...and now she's Way Expert.  You can check out her blog by clicking "CraftyCath" in the followers list!

Just a reminder....even if you go to my Calendar or Website from this blog...they will not be accurate yet.  Both will change in a matter of days as I have switched my hosting service (I barely know what that means!)  You'll see me struggle up my website and can chuckle here and there as I flub my way through the internet! Should be fairly amusing!

Check out the first Card from the Spook & Panic Class!

CLASS:  Spook & Panic 
Tuesday October 6th / 12-2pm
Thursday October 8th / 7-9pm
Phone: (810) 966-9664

Stamps:  by October Afternoon:  "Beware the Spooks"
Papers:  S.E.I. "eerie alley" & Doodlebug Design Inc. "candy sticks cardstock"  & Bazzill Cardstock.
Other Stuff: Chalks, transparency, ribbon by "Creative Impressions", Diamond Glitter Glue, Dark Blue Stickles & StazOn Jet Black Ink. 

Here's the inside...

Whoops, that might be a little dark!  More training required!
I've already made some other "boo"-boo's (tiny little play on words there!) on my new class calendar that I sent out.  Please watch for the second page...I missed a few things!...again....hmmmm...I swear I had two cups of coffee this morning!