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5/19/11

Memory Box Dies and a Scrapbooking Class

The new dies from Memory Box have finally arrived and they are wonderful! These gorgeous dies are made in the USA of durable 100% steel and usable in nearly every machine on the market! They will cut cardstock, felt, fabric, thin chipboard, and even shrink plastic.

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Lots of ideas on the Memory Box blog here, and a comparison of the Memory Box Rosette Die and the Tim Holtz Alterations Rosette Die here.

A few examples using the Rosette die:

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These are the dies we have in stock:

Catalina Border

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Spring Border

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Delicate Vine

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Button Border

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Butterfly Delights

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Butterfly Chain

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Loopy Border

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Scalloped Buttons

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Round Buttons

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Woven Circle

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Orchid Branch – this one matches their Orchid Branch stamp, too!

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A new 6 x 6 paper pad from Memory Box - perfect for using with the new dies!

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We have had a good response to our question about offering scrapbooking classes, so Denise has scheduled a scrapbooking class and the layout is adorable!

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The class is scheduled for Saturday, June 18 at 10am. Check the Stamper’s Alley website for more information.

Dave Brethauer’s classes are filling up, so he has scheduled an additional Colored Pencil Class on Saturday, August 6 from 4pm – 6pm. If you are signed up for the daytime classes, you need to call or come in ASAP to pay for the classes in order to guarantee your seat in class. We cannot hold spaces without payment for these classes.

5/11/11

Dave Brethauer is Coming Back!

Saturday, August 6th, 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

$40.00 per class or $70 if you take both.

If you are comfortable using your own colored pencils please bring them. Be sure you have your initials or some type of identifying mark on each one so they don’t get mixed up with anyone else's pencils.

Dave will be using Prismacolor pencils for the colored pencil class and Faber Castell (Albrecht Durer series) watercolor pencils and Twinkling H20s. Also, in the watercolor class you will be using 140 lb. cold press and 140 lb. hot press papers.

Bring: Paper trimmer, scissors, and adhesive (strong double stick tape works well for the watercolor class)

Class Descriptions

Memory Box Holiday Colored Pencils

Come and learn about color, blending and shading while using Memory Box images and papers and our latest dies! Each student will make 5 cards using colored pencil techniques that will make you color like a pro.  We’ll put color to work in analogous and complementary color schemes to really make your greeting cards stand out!

Memory Box Watercolor

This fun class teaches watercolor through watercolor paints and watercolor pencils. Learn the advantages of each watercolor media and get some helpful tips for applying watercolor to greeting cards.  Try out different types of watercolor paper while learning washes and blending techniques. Each student will create 5 cards in an informative and supportive teaching style.

Stop in soon and reserve your space in the class. These classes will fill up soon, so we do require that your class be paid for at the time of registration in order to guarantee your seat.

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We also want to let you know that Copic will be increasing their prices in August, so if Copic markers are on your wish list now might be a good time to get them before the price goes up. We carry a full line of colors in the Sketch Markers.

An Apology

We know that some of you tried to stop by yesterday to pick up your leftovers from the Used Stamp Sale and were not happy that no one was there. In all fairness, it was our fault for not letting everyone know, but we did send out a post last week about the new hours, which were noted as starting this week.

So, we will be open Thursday and Friday – 10am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 4pm and you may come by and pick up your check and any of your items that were left over from the sale on those days.

We do apologize for any inconvenience and confusion the new hours may have caused.

5/6/11

Tomorrow is the Big Day!!

Stamper’s Alley Annual Used Stamp Sale starts at 10am and  there is a LOT of stuff for sale! Lots and LOTS of Stampin’ Up sets, both current and retired, tools, trimmers, punches, ink pads, dies, die cutting machines, a couple of Cricut machines, Cricut cartridges, and SO much more!

Remember to bring a bag to take your purchases home in, and it is cash or check only on the porch.

After you are finished shopping on the porch, take your purchases to your car and come inside. There will be Make ‘n’ Takes and demos all day and lots of stuff marked down, too.

Here are some of the items that will be on sale INSIDE the store:

Sale Items

  • Flower Soft - buy 2, get 1 free bottle of Flower Soft glue*
    *(limit 2 bottles of glue per person)
  • Sizzix Dies - buy 1, get 1 half price (of equal or lesser value)
  • Brass Embossing Stencils - buy 1, get 1 free

40% off

  • All Cuttlebug 4 pk. Embossing Folders
  • Heartfelt Creation Stamps & Dies
  • Marvy Brush Markers
  • Marvy Matchable Ink Pads
  • Brilliance Regular Size Ink Pads
  • Shimmerz Paints
  • 8 x 8 and 12 x 12 pads of Graphic 45 Paper

60% off

  • Lumiere Paints
  • PH Martin Inks
  • All Christmas Stamps & Papers
  • All Hero Art stamps indexed in color
  • All Fiskars Border Punches
  • JustRite Christmas Sets
  • All items with a round color sticker

Congratulations to the April winner of the $50 gift certificate – Connie Thorson!

5/5/11

May Stamp of the Month

Remember the Annual Used Stamp Sale is this Saturday – we hope to see you all there!!

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This is the Stamp of the Month, which is half price with any $10 purchase:

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