Class Calendar

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 update of the latest and greatest!

Just a quick announcement that China Phoenix 2 will close at 1:00pm today and re-open Friday, November 26th, at 10:30am. Please scroll down past this post to view pictures and details regarding Nancy's fabulous Presentation Box Class taking place this Saturday.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and may your home be filled with family and friends, the aromas of a wonderful feast, and the traditions that will create memories that live forever in your heart.

Warmest regards from your friends at CP2!
We are grateful for your companionship and your patronage, but most importantly, your friendship!

Class: Presentation Box with Nancy Yoshimoto

Our lovely CP2 shop proprietress has a special class in store for you!

Nancy loves making boxes and books and this one is no exception! She has been creating this wonderful presentation box for a about a dozen years and wants to share the details with you. She'll show you how to create this wonderful box from scratch using chip board, gorgeous papers, and lots of PVA. The result is a box that you can lay flat for easy storage and assemble quickly for convenient gift giving at the ready. It is the perfect size for holding many different items, but would be perfect for presenting someone special with a dozen handmade cards.

November 27th, Saturday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm (class fee $25.00)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Class: Christmas ala Tim Holtz w/ Cheryl Valadez

Join me this Saturday afternoon for a class focusing on the most popular man in the crafting industry...Tim Holtz! We'll use some of Tim's new Alteration dies and fades, along with grunge board, Distress Inks, and Dabbers, to create a couple of special Christmas cards. There is very little stamping on these cards, but the die cuts make them stand out (literally). Prepare to get inky as we play with different mediums to give the dies a bit of personality.

November 20th, Saturday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm (class fee $25.00)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Class: Lacy Wishes w/ Kathy Rosecrans

Join Kathy Saturday morning and get a head start on creating those holiday cards. She'll share with you, her signature techniques for taking a Christmas card from pretty to spectacular. You'll work with lovely Hero Arts holiday images, Distress Inks, beautiful trims, and a myriad of embellishments that make each and every one of Kathy's cards special. Your friends and family will thank their lucky stars that they are on your Christmas card list this holiday season!

November 20th, Saturday: 10:00am-12:00pm (class fee $25.00)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Class: Winter Forest w/ Reggie Harris

Reggie Harris is an award winning card maker and she has scheduled a special class Sunday to share with you her secrets for creating the gorgeous winter wonderland card that took the Blue Ribbon at the NM State Fair in the Holiday Division this year. This card is exceptional in beauty, craftsmanship, and artistic inspiration. Reggie uses a vellum window that overlooks a wintery forest of ice and snow-covered trees. The depth is spectacular. This one is so special you might have a difficult time parting with it, so she'll also share a simplified version that will be perfect for sending to family and friends.

November 14th, Sunday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm (class fee $20.00)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Class: Rosette Cards w/ Cheryl Valadez

Don't forget...Brenda Burfiend is repeating her fabulous candy basket class Saturday morning from 10:00am - 12:00pm. The class fee is $20.00.

Saturday afternoon I'll be teaching a Rosette Cards class featuring one of my favorite new Tim Holtz tools...the Tim Holtz Alterations Paper Rosette Die. We'll make two non-traditional Christmas cards using these lovely rosettes as focal points and then we'll make a bonus rosette that you can take home and use on your own one-of-a-kind handmade card, gift bag, or holiday wrapping. These rosettes are fun and easy to make. I'll have my Cuttle Bug in class and I'll show you the "sandwich" recipe and the tools necessary to create these fun little paper discs.

November 13th, Saturday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm (class fee $25.00)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Class: Steampunk Collage Cards with Caroline Lawson

Join Caroline Lawson Thursday morning as she wields her magic detail scissors to show you how to create beauty with lavish papers and a bit of patience. Caroline is the Queen of Collage and she possesses an artistic knack for creating beautiful, surreal scenes with layered images. You will need an 8" x 8" Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante tablet in addition to your class kit. You will be primarily using a couple of simple tools, your detail scissors and glue stick, to create these layered works of art, but the results are outstanding!

November 11th, Thursday: 10:00am - 12:00pm (class fee is $25.00)

Class: Candy Basket with Brenda Burfiend

There are tons of classes this week, so be sure to check back often to see all of the details and pictures of what's going on at the shop.

First up, we have Brenda Burfiend teaching us how to create a candy basket, which from the top view looks like a flower blooming with sugary confections! You'll need your class kit, but Brenda is supplying all of the fabulous paper, beautiful ribbon, and all of the candy!! Try to save some for your project ;D What a fun way to celebrate the season and what a fabulous way to add a bit of holiday cheer to your decor.

Brenda is kind enough to teach this class twice, so if you miss tomorrow's session, you can attend on Saturday, November 13th.

November 10th, Wednesday: 1:00pm - 3:00 pm (class fee $20.00)
November 13th, Saturday: 10:00am - 12:00pm (class fee $20.00)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Class: Pewter Purse with Kathi Anderson

Join Kathi Saturday as she shares her secrets for creating a gorgeous necklace purse. She combines paper with pewter insets and the results are outstanding. Running the pewter panels through the Spellbinder Wizard with a Dream Weaver stencil helps capture a clean crisp design, which is then refined and engraved with Merc Art metal tools. Kathi will be using: Teflon point/deer foot, Teflon round tool, refiner, 4 needle tool, suede, filling paste, and adhesive.

November 6th, Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm (class fee $40.00)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Class: Dream Weaver Stencils with Kathi Anderson

Kathi Anderson is back in town and she has a whole weekend of fabulous projects to share with you!

Friday she'll kick things off with 3 beautiful cards featuring the newest images by Dream Weaver. These cards are sparkly and gorgeous, and perfect for the holidays! What a great way to get a head start on all of those Christmas cards. Also, all of the stencils and stencil tools purchased with the class will be discounted 20% instead of the regular 15%. What a deal!!

Come back tomorrow and I'll share details and photos of her Saturday project. It is not to be missed!

November 5th, Friday: 1:00-4:00pm (class fee $25.00)