Priscilla's back!!! And just in time also. For those of you that don't know yet, the Happy Scrappers Jam is just around the corner. It's on Saturday October 8th ( 8:00am - 3:00pm) at the Koolau Golf Club. If you haven't been to this event before , mark your calendar because it's a ton of fun. We will be there, as will several other vendors. There will be classes, make & takes, and demos. Plus there are some really good buys to be taken advantage of. The parking is free, the view is awsome, and you get both a continental breakfast and a super lunch. Priscilla will be there with her team to show you how and to answer any questions. I know Priscilla will have special pricing and a coupon to use at the store. The cost is $48.00 and there will be a Massage Therapist Services for you to relax after all that crafting.
The Scrappers Jam is just the start to the fast approaching holiday season. Sunday October 9th is Priscilla's free monthly Make & Take. It is from 2-5pm. No sample yet, but
I will keep you informed.
The following Thursday, October 13th (6:30 - 8:30pm) is Fran Kawakami's "Coin Envelope Album" class. She will be using the new coin envelope template that she designed. I'm expecting the sample this weekend and I will send it out via the blog ASAP. The cost of the class is $20.00. Anybody who has taken one of Fran's classes knows that it's a great value. Give me a call and I'll sign you up. Seating is limited to six.
I'm beginning to think that we are a "universal" store. This past week we had people from Texas, Alabama, Japan, New Hampshire, France, Mexico and that far away spot "The North Shore". I really enjoy the diversity.
Fran's ongoing "A Year in Cards" class will be on Thursday October 27th (6:30 - 8:30pm) and the theme will be Christmas Tags. Fran will be using some of the new paper that has just arrived. The cost of the class will be $20.00 and the Basic Tool Kit will be all you need to bring with you.
Priscilla is also working on a class sample using one of Lynell Harlow's (Dreamweaver) Hawaiian Quilt pattern stencils. I've seen the sample and it's superb. I'll give you more details as I become aware of them. Or better yet, come into the store and I'll show you Priscilla's project.
NEW IN THE STORE!!!! For those of you that have been in the store and thought you saw all the new paper - you haven't. Priscilla was busy while visiting her aunt in Washington state. She found a new line of paper from Memory Box. If you've been waiting for seasonal paper, this line is worth your consideration. It reflects Autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The colors and tones are very elegant without being overdone. I like the "Cherry Branches" and "Dusk". Not to be outdone, the new Basic Grey line of paper is here also. It's their "Out of Print" line and is very compelling for either the card maker or for scrapbooking. This line also comes with a greeting card kit, rub-ons, buttons, and 6x6 pads of card stock.
Then there is Hot Off the Press. Remember their "peel and stick" Dazzles that were so popular? They are back on the shelves with a variety of holiday themes. They make card making super easy. For those of you that like Paper Packs, there are several for you to choose from. Buying the paper as a pack takes the guess work out of which papers work well with each other. Lastly, there are the "Color Me" papers. You can color the background with your choice of inks and the pattern on the papers remains it's original color. I like the snowflake pattern. Perfect for Christmas. There is more to see - "STEAMPUNK" anyone? There are paper packs. You've got to come and see for yourself.
The last thing I have for you before I sign off is a couple of cards that were made using Dreamweaver's "Gears" stencil. It shows how you can get two very different looks from the use of a single stencil. I'm not the best photographer, so if you have time come in and see for yourself. Many of you already have.
That's all for now. See you tomorrow.