Don't forget to sign up for Kathy Rosecrans Saturday classes happening tomorrow. Scroll down past this post to see her fabulous card samples and to get all of the details!
Copic Marker Certification class in Albuquerque! Something to consider for all the Copic Marker aficionados out there. The certification class takes place on August 29th at the Quality Suites on Gibson. Go to the Copic Marker website for details and the application. If you're not interested in getting certified, but want to learn more about Copic Marker coloring techniques, stay tuned for upcoming classes at CP2. Nancy and a few of the regular instructors will be attending the certification class and are excited to share what they learn with you.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Join Kathy Saturday afternoon and create two more stunning cards featuring lovely images and awesome backgrounds. She'll show you how to use the new Tim Holtz Texture Fades and add layers of gorgeous Distress Inks to build a colorful, eye-catching base for your card creations. Then she'll add some powerful images and sentiments, and her signature trims to create one-of-a-kind works of art. The end results are so special, you will have a difficult time parting with them to give to family or friends.
Take a look at Kathy's gorgeous samples for her morning class by scrolling down past this post.
July 31st, Saturday: 1:30 - 4:00pm (class fee is $25.00)
Join Kathy Saturday morning and create two elegant cards featuring lace doily images by Hero Arts. In fact, she uses several images and lots of Distress Inks to craft collaged backgrounds beautiful enough to trump any preprinted patterned paper around. They are truly exquisite and form the focal point of these lovely cards worthy of any occasion.
July 31st, Saturday: 10:ooam - 12:30pm (class fee is $25.00)
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Attention all shoppers! Alice in Wonderland Halloween paper from Graphics 45 has hit the shelves, but it won't be here for long! Folks are snatching it up by the armload and rightfully so, because it is better than FABULOUS!! Hurry to the store to stock up, before it's all gone ;D
Thursday, July 22, 2010
The ATC Group is meeting this Saturday (07/24) from 10am - 12pm. There is no charge for getting together and discussing the fine art of ATC's.
Don't forget to sign up for Kathy Rosecrans fabulous Simply Handmade card class taking place Saturday (07/24) in the afternoon. Scroll down past this post to see more details and samples of her beautiful cards.
Copic Marker Certification class in Albuquerque! Something to consider for all the Copic Marker aficionados out there. The certification class takes place on August 29th at the Quality Suites on Gibson. Go to the Copic Marker website for details and the application. If you're not, interested in getting certified, but want to learn more about Copic Marker coloring techniques, stay tuned for upcoming classes at CP2. Nancy and a few of the regular instructors will be attending the certification class and are excited to share what they learn with you.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Join Kathy this Saturday afternoon for her Simply Handmade Card Class. Kathy works magic with these new images by Hero Arts and creates three stunning cards that evoke memories of a simpler time. A time when the philosophy of "handmade" was not only engaged as an economical source to provide for the family, but also represented the skilled craftsmanship of a finely assembled heirloom to be handed down from generation to generation. These cards have a vintage feel to them and Kathy adds her stunning signature trims and buttons to make them sparkle. You won't want to miss this class!
July 24th, Saturday: 1:00pm - 3:30pm (class fee is $25.00)
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I apologize for the delay in posting the details and photos for Anne's Staurday afternoon class. I am sure, however, you'll take one look at this beautiful book and forget all about being upset with me ;D Anne has proven herself, once again, to be the Paper Sorceress and whipped up a project so impressive and professional looking that your friends and family will not believe it was made by hand. These pictures do not do this gorgeous book justice, as it needs to be seen in person to really capture how wonderful it is. It has a sewn binding and Anne uses lots of her signature Washi and specialty papers to create the pages inside. When I took these photos, I literally went through each page, one at a time, admiring the craftsmanship. You won't find a beautiful, one of a kind, handmade book of this caliber at any of the stationary stores!
Take both of Anne's classes on Saturday for $50.00 and save $6.00 off the regular class fee.
July 17th, Saturday: 1:30pm - 4:00pm (regular class fee is $28.00, but take both classes for only $50.00. That's a $6.00 savings!)
This Saturday sign up to attend Anne Engelhardt's special card class where she'll show you how to make three lovely cards featuring her signature washi papers and glass embellishments. Anne is nothing short of a paper sorceress and has a way bringing paper to life in new and exciting ways with her projects! She'll also be teaching a book class Saturday afternoon, so stop by the blog tomorrow for photos of that breathtaking project, as well. Take both classes for $50.00 and save $6.00 off the regular class fee. Now, that's a bargain and the best part is you walk away with 3 gorgeous cards and a hand bound book that you have to see to believe! Call the shop today and have Nancy add you to the list!
July 17th, Saturday: 10:00am - 12:30pm (regular class fee is $28.00, but take both classes for only $50.00. That's a $6.00 savings!)
Friday, July 9, 2010
Good Morning! If you are coming to my class tomorrow morning (Skulls Rock) be sure to bring your favorite super strong adhesive. Zip Dry works great. Also, if you happen to have a Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pad and a sponge applicator of some sort, bring that, as well. It will save you some time in the long run. See you tomorrow! We're going to have a great time ;D
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Skulls Rock class this Saturday starting at 10:00am. We'll be using a plethora of Tim Holtz tools to create 2 sugar skull themed cards. Prepare to break out the grunge board, Distress Inks, Distress Crackle, Alterations Dies, and Texture Fades! Scroll down past this post for all the details.
Are you looking for more info regarding upcoming classes? Check the sidebar for links to the main CP2 website where you'll find Nancy's newsletter, the class calendar, and the class description list. Block out out time on your schedule to attend one of the fabulous upcoming classes at the store!
Blog Update...over the next few weeks I am going to be tweaking a few things on the blog. Maybe give it a fresh background and come up with some new features. You may even start seeing monthly tutorials. Be sure to check back frequently to check out the changes ;D
Monday, July 5, 2010
Hey, that's me! I hope everyone had a terrific 4th of July celebration! This Saturday I am teaching a class that will combine lots of tools by our favorite male craft-lebrity, Tim Holtz and some of the quirky Sugar Skull images from Bombshell Stamps. We'll get down and dirty with some grunge board and give it a little pop with the new texture fades. We'll toss some Distress Inks into the mix and even add some Distress Stickles and Distress Crackle in there for good measure. We'll be using the following Copics on our sugar skulls, so if you have some of these colors, feel free to bring them to class. Just be sure you have your name on them so there is no confusion ;D A Sharpie works great. Also, if you have a Vintage Photo Distress Ink pad and a sponge applicator of sorts, feel free to bring those, as well. If not, don't worry, I will have those items in class. If you have questions about this class, feel free to drop me a line by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BG72 Ice Ocean
BG75 Abyss Green
E51 Milky White
E53 Raw Silk
E55 Light Carmel
G21 Lime Green
R22 Light Prawn
R29 Lipstick Red
Y11 Pale Yellow
Y21 Buttercup Yellow
June 10th, Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00pm (maybe longer depending upon class size) Class Fee is $25.00.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
New Stuff has arrived in the store! Lots of Tim Holtz Alterations Dies and Texture Fades, Hero Arts stamps, B Line stamps, images from Deadbeat Designs, and some new Copic markers. Get 'em while their hot, because these items won't stay on the shelves long!
Favorites have been restocked! Distress Ink Pads and Reinkers have been replenished, and so have the Stickles and Distress Stickles racks.
Merc Art tools are also back in stock! Stop by and round out your arsenal of these high quality metal crafting tools.
China Phoenix 2 will be closed on Saturday, July 3rd in observance of the long Fourth of July Weekend. HOWEVER, if you are a fan of Zentangling, bring your paper and pencils and pens by the shop on Friday, July 2nd. If enough Zentanglers stop by, you'll do a "round robin", where each person does their starting line and passes it around the group with everyone adding to it. A very organic process where the results promise to be exciting and creative.
Have a happy and safe 4th of July!!