Class Calendar

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year!

China Phoenix 2 will be closed December 31st - January 2nd and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd.  
Until then, have a Safe, Happy, and Prosperous New Year!    

Thursday, December 23, 2010

CP2 is having a sale!

Stop by today between 10am - 5pm and enjoy 50% off all Christmas merchandise and 25% off on all other merchandise.  

Do you need to make a last minute Christmas card and your current holiday images are not making the cut?  Then come on in and pick up something new to get the crafty holiday juices flowing. 

China Phoenix 2 will be closed December 24th, 25th, 26th, and 27th.  Have a wonderful holiday!

We'll see you soon!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

You're invited...

Pssst...hey you.  Yes, you.  Holidays have you frazzled?  Tired of fighting the crowds at the malls and the big box stores?  Do you yearn for a few crafty minutes of peace?  Then stop by China Phoenix 2 this Sunday at 1:00pm and check out the new Hero Arts catalogue and images!

That's right!  The new Hero Arts Catalogue is here and Nancy is hosting a party.  Kathy Rosecrans and I will be on hand to demo a couple of fabulous make-n-takes using some of the new images, so have your class kits handy.  Plus, there will be a chance to win some prizes and light refreshments to ensure everyone is fortified to enjoy the festivities ;D

We can't wait to see you, so do drop by!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Class Supply List for this Saturday - Please Read!

Good morning!  Kathy's card set with card holder is a bigger than average project and will be taking place most of the day on Saturday.  Time will be of the essence and it will be impractical to share certain supplies.  To ensure that everyone is able to take home a completed project, please be sure that your class kit is up date and contains the following:
  • Lots of adhesive including a refill.  Bring your favorite brand of tape runner.
  • Red Line Tape for creating the box
  • Glue dots
  • Ruler
  • Black ink pad
  • Scissors
  • Dark colored Distress Ink Pad such as Walnut Stain or Black Soot
  • OR a dark colored chalk ink pad such as Charcoal
If you're taking the tag class, be sure to bring:
  • Antique Linen Distress Ink 
  • Foam applicator
  • Lots of adhesive
Thank you in advance!  Have a wonderful Friday!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Class: Card Gift Set and Holder with Kathy Rosecrans

Looking for a last minute gift for someone special? Kathy has just the answer! A fabulous set of cards complete with a lovely holder. She'll show you how to create this wonderful card holder, sized perfectly to accommodate 6 handmade cards. BUT, she doesn't stop there! She'll also show you how to create the cards, as well! AND, as if that weren't enough...if you take this class, you have the option of creating 5 bonus tags for only $5.00 more! The tags would not only make a fabulous hostess or thank you gift, but they would also be the perfect addition to adorn a gorgeous package or top a lovely gift bag. The options are endless!

Card Gift Set and Holder
December 11th, Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm (class fee $40.00)

Gift Tag Set
December 11th, Saturday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm (class fee $15.00 or just $5.00 if you take the Card Gift Set and Holder class in the morning)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wednesday's with Nancy

Nancy is very spontaneous with her beautiful Wednesday creations, so I am very fortunate to have popped into the shop yesterday and snapped a couple of pics of today's class project. She is in a holiday state of mind, as we all are, and today's project is definitely designed to capture the spirit of the season. It's a lovely lantern of sorts, created with gorgeous papers and wintery designs. A safe, battery operated tea light inside lights up the images and casts a festive glow. Perfect for whatever winter holiday you celebrate.

Nancy's Wednesday classes begin at 10:00am and finish at 12:00pm. Generally, classes are $5.00, however this cost may vary depending on the materials used in the project.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Class at CP2: Goth Christmas w/ Cheryl Valadez

Saturday afternoon I'm teaching a Christmas card class with a twist. Not your traditional holiday cards, they feature edgy goth characters by our favorite, just left of normal, stamp company, Stampotique. These images by Daniel Torrente keep us entertained and have a way of cutting through the sugary sweetness of the holidays. I''ll also show you how to create the ever popular Tim Holtz grunge paper rose and a handmade felt flower. Either of these flowers would be beautiful as bag toppers or adorning beautiful wrapped packages. How about a handful of handmade flowers to add pizazz to a plain jane picture frame? The possibilities are endless! Join me Saturday...we're sure to have a blast!

December 4th, Saturday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm ($25.00)

Class at CP2: Shaker Card w/ Nancy Yoshimoto

Impression Obsession has taken a paper engineering challenge, normally only used to create cards for those persons who are absolutely near and dear to us, and turn it into a simple and streamlined process. Now we can make shaker cards for everyone on our Christmas card list! Nancy loves to create a scene and she'll do just that in this class. Not just any scene, but a snow scene! This may be the first snow we see in Albuquerque this year, so don't miss out. Join Nancy Saturday morning for this fun workshop and she'll share the genius of these shaker card materials with you.

I don't have a photo of this project, but you can be certain it will be fabulous!

December 4th, Saturday: 10:00am - 11:30am (class fee $10.00)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Class: Christmas Collage Cards with Caroline Lawson

Caroline is priming you for the holiday season by offering 2 collaged Christmas cards that are sure to make your spirits bright. She'll share with you her secrets for selecting images and layering them to compose beautiful Christmas vignettes that capture the vintage charm and elegance of a long ago time. Caroline makes it look easy, but collage is an art form requiring superb composition skills and an excellent eye for detail. Be sure to include a sharp pair of detail scissors in your class kit. You will also need to purchase the newest Graphic 45 Christmas pad to complete these projects, but then you'll be armed with a treasure trove of papers and images to create additional cards at home.

December 2nd, Thursday: 10:00am - 12:00pm (class fee $25.00)