Friday, February 25, 2011

Hello sunshine - bring me some heat.............

Hey Bloggerettes,

Some product from My Mind's Eye has arrived. Enjoy "Good Day Sunshine" because aren't we all tired of Mr. Winter!

In My Humble Opinion:
I have a story to tell.
I haven't been out shopping for myself in awhile so I decided to stop off at one of my usual haunts. I was gloriously gathering stuff and decided to stop in front of one of the mirrors to try on some outerwear. I donned a nice jacket - another woman was walking by and she stopped to tell me what a fabulous jacket it was - of course we started chatting and the next thing you know I'm trying on her glasses and she's trying on mine and we are exchanging Optomotrists' numbers etc. I showed her some of the other articles of clothing that I had picked up and we decided that the short, black, jersey cape had a great cowel collar and unique detail on the one shoulders. We parted all happy with ourselves and I proceeded to the checkout to buy my new-found clothes. Upon arriving home I was anxious to look at my purchases again so I laid them out on my bed for a viewing! GASP!!! But what to my wondering eye does appear - the lovely short, black cape is actually a skirt with a roll-over waistband and a pleat down the front! Can you imagine if I would have worn that out in public???? I can hear the comments now - "Lori, isn't your skirt a bit short???"
ha, ha, ha,


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Guest Designers coming.........

Hey Bloggerettes,

Guess what? Paula Cheney and Debbie Crouse, 7 Gypsies elite designers, will be teaching at the Nakoda Retreat on April 9. The project is pictured above. It is a small, wooden drawer with 10 different tags done in 10 different techniques. Paula calls it "My Ten".
The classes are scheduled for 10:00AM and 7:00PM on Saturday, April 8 at a cost of $75. If there are some spots available, I will offer them to the public. Please call the store for details. 403-271-2225

New Product Arrival:

Teresa Collins Designs - "Posh", "Timeless", "Sports Edition III" and "On the Edge" plus some fun bling, new metals, glitter paper, solid flocked paper and foil paper. FYI: It's so new it might not even be on the shelf yet!!!

Graphic 45 - "Once Upon a Springtime" is a delicate spring/easter collection.

Various other Easter papers.

Disney, Disney, Disney - I have rebuilt the Disney section with tons of new stuff. just in time for March break vacations.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Facebook page

Hey Bloggerettes,

Check out the Facebook page for The Scrap Yard and "LIKE" it . The Social Media class at CHA taught by Kizer & Bender put it all in perspective. Enjoy!

Upcoming Classes

Hey Bloggerettes,

Upcoming Classes:

• Create a personalized “Art Journal” for your memories and thoughts in a very artsy way
• Instructor: Jennifer Chipperfield (professional photographer/artist)
• Check out Jennifer’s blog Feb 18th post for examples of the pages created in the last Art Journal session
• A new 6 week session will begin the week of March 14 for “Beginners”
• Monday, March 14 class is from 2:00pm-4:00pm
• Thursday, March 17 class is from 6:30pm-8:30pm
• Cost: $150 for 6 sessions payable at time of registration
• All art supplies are provided (i.e. paints, glazes, mediums etc)
• Class size: Minimum 8/Maximum 12
• Basic tool kit to include: paint brushes, water container, scissors, paper cutter, pens, and weekly miscellaneous items
• Previous session journals will be on display at the store next week

• Create 20 shabby chic unique layouts, hand-make your album and bind your inner pages
• The next session will start the last week of April (no classes in July and August)
• The format size to be determined
• The classes run for 20 weeks plus an additional class for album building
• Instructor: Lynn Thune (published scrapbooker/photographer)
• Check out Lynn’s blog for layout examples currently being taught
• Cost: $24.99/member/layout (classes are payable in advance)
• Classes offered: Monday’s from 6:00pm-8:00pm, Tuesday’s 12:30pm-2:30pm and Tuesday’s 6:00pm-8:00pm
• Previous session albums are available to look at in the store


Sunday, February 20, 2011

What's new at the zoo (besides a new 185 lb baby giraffe?)

Hey Bloggerrettes,

New product has arrived already.

Echo Park - "For the Record" collection. FYI: The company is owned by Madison Parker (formerly of My Mind's Eye and Fancy Pants) and 2 of his friends. All papers are manufactured in the USA in an effort to help their economy. They only have one collection that has matching embellishments because normally they are manufactured overseas. Before any of the collections go to print a selection committee made up of retailers and consumers must approve it. I think it's fabulous that they want that kind of input. I wish them success and want to support them - I hope you do too!
Little Yellow Bicycle - "Twig" collection. There are so many embellishments to choose from in the LYB collections! I chose my favorites. Co-ordinating feathers caught my eye this time - how unique!
Twiddleybitz - This is a new company from Australia that does laser-cut chipboard. Check out their website:
If you see something that you like, please let me know. I think the Lethbridge gals bought half the product last Saturday.

In My Humble Opinion:
I had a dream last night that I lost my iPhone and Tim Holtz let me use his phone to call my number so I could find it. Never did find it so I just kept his phone! ha, ha,ha.

Enjoy your "Family Day" weekend!