Sunday, July 18, 2010

Robin wins Shopping Spree!

And the winner is ...

Congratulations to Robin Swederske, winner of our Scrap Tales Shopping Spree! She immediately made her way to her favorite department at Scrap Tales - Inks and Tim Holtz - filling her basket with beautiful colors of the new Twinkling H2o's then plenty of Tim Holtz Idea-logy. When time ran out and items tallied the total was nearly $300. Way to go Robin! Can't wait to see what you create with all her winnings.

Robin is in good company with past winners Pat Roemmele who was our very first Spree winner in May 2006 and Terry Harmon, winner of the Spree in 2007. It's always a good time to come out and cheer them on and take advantage of other specials at that time. All-in-all it was a full day of fun and savings!

Getting to know your Cricut

Thinking about getting a Cricut machine or do you own one but are not quite sure what to do with it? Then this class is for you! In this class I will teach you all the basics, from how to turn it on to how to navigate through your page. Bring your Cricut machine and the cartridge it came with to the class and have a real hands-on learning experience! This class will include the following:

*Loading Mat, Blade into Housing & Loading Blade Housing
*Learning the dials (pressure, speed, size)
*How to Indent to Cut Exactly Where You Want It
*How to Use Cricut Markers
*Question and Answer Time

Please note that this class will only go over the similarities of the machines, we will not be focusing on the Expressions added features.
Don't have a Cricut? Don't worry! Let me know in advance and you can borrow mine (only one available per class)!
Bring your machine, paper, the cartridge your machine came with, an extension cord, and a mat.

This basic Cricut class runs 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 23; fee is $30. Jamie is a member of our Scrap Tales Design Team and has some beautiful samples around the store - come check them out!
Instructor: Jamie (Design Team Member); visit her blog:


Crackle Paste Techniques with Lynell Harlow 

Students will learn to get the most use from their stencils in these classes taught by Lynell Harlow, owner and designer of Dreamweaver Stencils. Lynell will demonstrate her unique techniques for working with her stencil designs. She'll tell you all about her new designs and new product releases that she will debut at CHA. The sample boards are available at the store for a close-up look into what students will learn.
Lynell's first class begins at 11 a.m. Sat., July 24 and will focus on "Crackle Paste Techniques." Join her as she teaches you step-by-step techniques of using Crackle Paste that is formulated for using metal stencils on paper. Then you will have fun learning to stencil with two stenciling mediums including the NEW Metallic F/X Powders. Students need to bring 2 gold-handled Dreamweaver Stencil brushes; all other materials are provided. This class is $40.

In her second class, "Putting on the Glitz"which begins at 2 p.m. Sat., July 24. Lynell teaches techniques for using three different mediums for adding pizzazz to your cardwork. Microbeads, glitter and mica powders are materials to be reckoned with when you work with metal stencils. Come take a class with Lynell and you'll learn tips and techniques to make your design time easier. All materials provided. This class is $40.
Who better to learn from than the designer herself! You won't want to miss these classes. Lynell will bring several samples of her work and techniques for working with stencils and other Dreamweaver products.

Register early to reserve your spot for a few hours of fun and interesting techniques! To avoid class cancellations register early! All classes. Classes are non-refundable; Class Kits are available for those unable to attend. If you have any questions, please inquire - 810.225.9636. Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to start of class to get settled.

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