Class Calendar

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 update of the latest and greatest!

Back by poplar demand! Anne Engelhardt is offering a repeat performance of her Paper Pin jewelry class tomorrow (04/28) from 2:30pm-4:30pm. The class fee is $28.00. If you missed it the first time, don't miss it this time! Click here to see detailed pictures of these lovely pins.

Alice in Wonderland...This Saturday (05/01) from 10:00am-12:30pm I am teaching 2 cards featuring fabulous images from this classic children's tale. The class fee is $25.00. Click here for photos.

Spring Easel Cards...these beautiful cards showcase wonderful new images by Hero Arts and Kathy Rosecrans brings them to life with her exquisite details. Join her Saturday (05/01) from 1:00pm-3:30pm and learn how to construct these delightful Spring cards. Class fee is $25.00. Click here for photos.

Don't forget...Nancy's Wednesday class happens every week from 10:00am-12:00pm. The cost is usually $5.00, sometimes more, depending on the project. Give her a call today and see what fabulous project she has lined up for this week.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Class: Easel Cards w/ Kathy Rosecrans

Kathy is back and she has lots of new classes featuring beautiful cards lined up over the next few months. She kicks off her return this Saturday and will share with you her secret for building these gorgeous easel cards. You'll get to play with some of the fabulous new Hero Arts images and learn a construction technique that will surely "wow" the recipients of these great art pieces. These projects are stunning and showcase Kathy's trademark use of lovely trims and delicate details.

May 1st, Saturday: 1:00pm-3:30pm (class fee $25.00)

Class: Alice in Wonderland w/ Cheryl Valadez

Don't you just love all of the artist interpretations of the classic children's story, Alice in Wonderland? There are so many beautiful illustrations available, you can re-live the story with new eyes every time you read it. BUT, let's not forget the wonderful sketches that originally brought the story to life so many years ago. Join me this Saturday and we'll use a couple of those timeless images to create two Alice in Wonderland themed cards. We'll use lots of details to give these images added personality and we'll have a great time in the process.

May 1st, Saturday: 10:00am-12:30pm (class fee $25.00)

Friday, April 23, 2010

NEW Tim Holtz Dies Have Landed at CP2!

You've been wanting them for a long time and now you can add them to your tools. The NEW Tim Holtz Alterations Dies by Sizzix are here and they are calling your name! These dies are very unique and they capture Tim Holtz' grungy chic style perfectly. They're made to work in tandem with his Distress Ink line and rubber stamps by Stamper's Anonymous. They're going fast, but don't worry...if you missed out on a set you want, just let Nancy know and she will be happy to order it for you.

You might be wondering if they are compatible with the CuttleBug and I am happy to report that, YES, they are! Here's some pics and info, that you might find useful:

You'll need a Tim Holtz Alterations Die, a piece of cardstock (or fabric, or metallic foil, etc.), 2 "B" plates, and your CuttleBug.

Stacking from the bottom up: start with one of the "B" plates, next add the cardstock, then the Alterations Die (facing down), and lastly, the second "B" plate.

Run this sandwich through your CuttleBug as you normally would.

Then enjoy the fruits of your labor and create something fabulous!

What did I do with the pieces I cut out? I created this super quick and easy card. I would normally never condone creating a card without some sort of stamping and I'm sure Nancy would be in full agreement with that, however, these dies are so beautiful and stylish, I was willing to make an exception on this occasion. After I cut out my pieces, this card took just 10 minutes to assemble. Now, let's say it all together, "Tim Holtz is a genuis"! ;D's a Judy Duke Weekend!

Quick reminder that Judy Duke from B & J's Art Stamps is in town and teaching 3 Southwestern themed classes this weekend. Click here to find out the details on her Sueded Tee and here for details on her Dreamcatcher Card.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Class: Paper Pins with Anne Engelhardt

Back by popular demand! Anne's paper pin class was such a hit that folks are asking her to teach it again! If you missed it the first time, then now's your chance to learn Anne's secret for creating these multi-layered, mini masterpieces. You'll be proud to wear these lovely pins or share them with family and friends as gifts.

April 28th, Wednesday: 2:30pm-4:30pm (class fee $28.00)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 update of the latest and greatest!

Don't forget to sign up for Anne Engelhardt's Tin Shrine Card class going on this Saturday (April 17th) from 1:00-3:00pm. The class fee is $25.00 and you just need to add a stylus to your class kit to complete the beautiful metalwork.

Stop by the shop and see what Nancy is cooking up for tomorrow's Wednesday class. The class is every Wednesday from 10:00am-12:00pm and usually costs $5.00, sometimes a little more depending on the project. The projects vary, but you can always depend on them to be fun and fabulous!

Did you know...there is a link in the sidebar (upper right hand corner) that will take you directly to the CP2 website. You can take a look at more Class Descriptions or a peek at the Class Calendar. The calendar usually has the classes listed for 3-months at a time, so you can look at those dates and work them into your own schedule.

Speaking of calendars...don't forget to mark yours for the 3 Southwest themed classes that Judy Duke with be teaching next week. Need more details? Just scroll down past this post to see project pictures and information.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Class: Dreamcatcher Card with Judy Duke

Judy rounds out her trio of classes this visit with a special Dreamcatcher Card. Every space on this card has been utilized to showcase the glorious heritage of the Southwest. The front of the card is adorned with a dimensional dreamcatcher image and the inside of the card opens up to display an artfully decorated accordian fold embellished with carefully placed cut outs. Even the back of the card has been used to display a folded note, secured with brads and a strap.

April 24th, Saturday: 1:30pm - 3:30pm (class fee $20.00)

Class: Sueded "T" with Judy Duke

Come join Judy Duke Saturday morning (April 24th) and learn the secret behind making this truly amazing Sueded Tee-shirt. You have to see this shirt up close to see how cool the effect is, but it really has the look and feel of suede.

Bring your own cotton blend T-shirt or other shirt as long as the material is not too stretchy and can withstand the heat from a heat tool and iron on a hot setting. We will be stamping using Incredible inks and Liquid Appliqué to achieve the colorful background with the suede effect. (If you’re not a shirt person, bring a canvas or poplin bag.)

April 24th, Saturday: 10:00am - 12:30pm (class fee is $20.00)

Class: Cave Card with Judy Duke

Judy Duke of B & J's Art Stamps will be in town next week and she has 3 awesome technique filled classes to share with everyone! Her projects perfectly capture the spirit of the Southwest.

The first project features a 3 dimensional Cave Card. Peer through the opening in the front of the card and gaze upon a beautiful New Mexico landscape. Judy will have many different images available to create different themes. Various techniques will be used to build this special card including stamping, stippling, direct to paper, embossing, etc. All materials will be provided, but be sure and bring your class kit.

April 23rd, Friday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm (class fee is $30.00)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 update of the latest and greatest!

Don't forget...I'm teaching the Dudes With 'Tude class this Saturday from 1:00pm-4:00pm featuring the leading men from the folks at Stampotique. I've paired them with snarky word stamps that some people might refer to as "sentiments", but I like to refer to as "resent-iments"...LOL!! The class is $25.00 and promises to be full of fun.

Check out Anne Enhelhardt's fabulous cards featuring Mexican Lotteria images enshrined in tin frames. These cards are amazing and even more beautiful in person, so you definitely won't want to miss this class. It's Saturday, April 17th from 1:00pm-3:00pm and costs $25.00. Add a stylus to your kit to complete the metal work.

Did you know...that Nancy teaches a class every Wednesday from 10:00am-12:00pm?! The projects vary, sometimes it's a card class, sometimes it's shrink plastic, but whatever she's teaching, it will always be fun and it will always be fabulous! Most of the time the class is $5.00, but sometimes it might be slightly higher depending on the project and the materials. She may not have a sample for you to see, but if you give her a call or drop by the shop, she can usually give you an idea of the theme, or images that are being used. Ooohhh, don't you love surprises! I know, I do!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Class: Tin Shrine Cards w/ Anne Engelhardt

Anne is back on April 17th with a marvelous class featuring Lotteria images enshrined in handmade tin frames. Anne will show you how to bring these wonderfully festive Mexican images to life with some basic metalwork skills and, of course, a little glitter! Her clean style showcases the images and shrines perfectly and the results are nothing short of "WOW"! You'll create 3 beautiful cards that will be perfect gifts to give to family and friends, or keep to display as delicate art pieces. Be sure to add a stylus to your class kit.

April 17th, Saturday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm (class fee $25.00)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Three New Posts! Don't Miss Out!

I've added lots of new things to the blog today, so be sure and scroll down to catch everything! I've posted pics of my new class, added details regarding Teresa Stoa's fab Alice themed game board class taking place this Saturday from 10-4, and introduced you to Inky Binx. Who's Inky Binx? Scroll down and find out ;D

Until next time, make some art and have a lovely Easter weekend :)

Class: Dudes with 'Tude with Cheryl Valadez

Those unique Stampotique characters are back! This time the guys make an appearance in a class dedicated just to them! These cards have combined more snarky sentiments with a cast of unusual players to create one of kind greetings for all of your friends, plus they're just plain fun to make ;D Come on down to the shop next Saturday afternoon and we'll have a grand ol' time assembling these quirky creations!

April 10th, Saturday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm (class fee $25.00)

...And There's More!

Teresa Stoa has added even more details to the Alice's Game Board class she is teaching this Saturday. Check out these fabulous additions to the completely playable game by signing up for her class. Call the shop at (505)884-8217 and have Nancy add your name to the list so you can join Teresa in creating what is sure to become a special keepsake.

A new hire...?

Auditioning for the role of China Phoenix 2 shop cat...Inky Binx! Meet Inky.

Inky is a dapper young man with a silky black fur coat, golden eyes, and a purr box that will melt your heart. He has stolen Nancy's affections and those of all who meet him in person. He is certainly a charmer and can frequently be found receiving a belly rub or a chin scratch from one of his adoring admirers. He has decided to grace Nancy and CP2 with his elegant presence and decorates the store like no other fashion accessory. Nancy insists that he is still auditioning for the role of CP2 shop cat, but from my observations, I think he's got it in the bag ;D