Class Calendar

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Class: Altoid Shrine with Teresa Stoa

Teresa is back with a new class featuring a shrine created from an Altoid tin. She takes upcycling to a whole new level. Teresa will show you how to transform an everyday object, destined for the trash bin, into a beautiful work of art. Spiritual and nature themes share the stage on this glorious project. Good for the environment, good for the soul.

September 4th, Saturday: 10:ooam - ?? (class fee $35.00)

Friday, August 27, 2010 update of the latest and greatest!

Don't forget...sign up for Anne Engelhardt's fabulous Treasure Box class taking place tomorrow. Details and pics follow this post.

State Fair Entries...Nancy is accepting entries at the shop for the Rubber Stamping category until next Wednesday, August 31st. Share your paper artistry with New Mexico by submitting your card and art projects.

Copic Certification...the Albuquerque Copic Certification takes place this Sunday and you'll be happy to know that you'll have 4 Copic resources at China Phoenix 2 to answer your Copic related questions. Our proprietress extraordinaire, Nancy Yoshimoto, will be in attendance along with some of her regular shop instructors, Kathy Rosecrans, Sue LaMeer and Cheryl Valadez. We're excited to share what we learn!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Class: Treasure Box with Anne Engelhardt

Anne is back Saturday afternoon with another exquisite project extolling the wonders of bookboard and paper. This time she'll show you how to craft a handmade box worthy of display in a high-end stationary boutique. Impress your family and friends with this fabulous, yet functional piece of art.

August 28th, Saturday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm (class fee $)

Thursday, August 19, 2010 update of the latest and greatest!

Sign up...for the 2 fabulous classes happening this weekend! In the morning, create a beautiful castle book with Annie Onderdonk and in the afternoon, craft 2 stunning Southwestern themed cards with Sue LaMeer. Scroll down past this post to see pics and details.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Class: Yee Haw with Sue LaMeer

Join Sue Saturday afternoon and create 2 stunning Southwestern themed cards that capture the beauty and spirit of the Land of Enchantment. You'll harness your inner cowpoke and use grunge board, texture fades, and crackle paint to give these cards a masculine style, that I like to call, Cowboy Chic. It's sure to be more fun than a barrel of rodeo clowns!

August 21st, Saturday: 1:30pm - 4:00pm (class fee $25.00)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Class: Castle Workshop with Annie Onderdonk

Join Annie Saturday morning for an organic collage workshop featuring a bookboard castle kit. Annie will bring some beautiful papers and findings to get you started. It is a workshop, however, and you may opt to add photos to create a special memory keepsake, or favorite fabric swatches and special ephemera for a one-of- kind idea book. You may even want to create little vignettes with each page suitable for framing. The options are endless and the end results are only limited to your imagination. You'll begin the book in class and take it home to add the finishing touches that bring it to life and make it your own creation.

Space is limited, so contact Nancy as soon as possible to sign up for this class.

August 21st, Saturday: 10:00am - 12:30pm (class fee of $30.00 includes the bookboard castle kit)

Thursday, August 12, 2010 update of the latest and greatest!

Don't forget...2 great classes taking place this Saturday. Sign up to take Kathy Rosecrans amazing ocean inspired card class in the morning and my off the wall babes and bones class in the afternoon. Scroll down past this post to see pics and details of both!

Copic Marker Certification class in Albuquerque! The website says it is now accepting applications and the class is open to the public. 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.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Class: Babes and Bones with Cheryl Valadez

Join me Saturday and I will show you how to combine Bombshells and Sugar Skulls to create something completely different. We'll craft 2 cards that are reminiscent of "memento nori" art, a term I learned from Nancy Y., our fabulous CP2 proprietress. Memento Nori is a Latin phrase that translates to mean "remember your mortality". We'll use Copic markers to bring our Bombshells and Sugar Skulls to life, so to speak, and then use them as the focal points on our cards. It's sure to be a fun class.

August 14th, Saturday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm (class fee $25.00)

Copics we'll be using in class:
0 colorless blender
B72 ice ocean
B75 abyss green
E000 pale fruit pink
E00 skin white
E11 or E02 barely beige or fruit pink
E30 bisque
E31 brick beige
E37 sepia
E50 egg shell
E53 raw silk
E55 light carmel
G21 lime green
G24 willow
R02 flesh
R29 lipstick red
R39 garnet
R43 coral
R46 strong red
R59 cardinal
Y000 pale lemon
Y21 buttercup yellow

Monday, August 9, 2010

Class: Creatures of the Sea with Kathy Rosecrans

Kathy takes you on an adventure beneath the sea to create 3 lovely ocean-themed cards. She works magic by combining a stamp set by Tattered Angels (the Glimmer Mist folks) with beautiful specialty papers, and her trademark trims and embellishments to craft stunning cards that will "wow" any recipient. Build up your all-occasion card inventory by joining Kathy this Saturday and while away the morning on an oceanic voyage.

August 14th, Saturday: 10:00am - 12:00pm (class fee $25.00)

Friday, August 6, 2010 update of the latest and greatest!

Don't forget...there are two fabulous classes happening tomorrow and you won't want to miss either one! Kathy Rosecrans takes the morning class with her fabulous Tim Holtz texture fade backgrounds and Sue LaMeer rounds out the afternoon with 2 gorgeous secret pocket flower cards. Call Nancy this morning to sign up!

Blog Question...a comment was left regarding class supplies. Most of the of the materials needed to create the physical projects featured in the classes are provided by the instructor. If there are any special requirements, we will try to list those here on the blog, or on the class sign-up list maintained at the store. Be sure to bring your class kit to any and all classes. A detailed breakdown of what needs to be included in the class kit can be found on the CP2 main website, which you can access here.

Thank you for this question. Please feel free to leave questions and comments on the blog and we will try to provide a timely answer. Have a fabulous weekend ;D

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Class: Message Flowers with Sue LaMeer

Join Sue Saturday afternoon and create 2 breathtaking botanical cards that are not only beautiful, but mysterious, too. Each card contains a secret pocket that holds a special message for the recipient. So clever and so special. These would be perfect for any occasion and lets the lucky receiver know how much you care.

August 7th, Saturday: 1:00pm - 3:30pm (class fee $20.00)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Class: Tim Holtz Texture Fades w/ Kathy Rosecrans

Kathy is generously offering this fabulous class again this Saturday.

Kathy uses the new Tim Holtz Texture Fades and layers of gorgeous Distress Inks to build phenomenal backgrounds to showcase word stamps and images. This technique creates one-of-a-kind works of art and can be used on any type of card as a beautiful eye-catching starting point. You'll use this method again and again to to add dramatic color and pizazz to your projects.

August 7th, Saturday: 10:00am - 12:00pm (class fee $25.00)