Thursday, October 18, 2012

New Englanders Embrace Shari Carroll's Signature Style

Continuing 22 successful years working with Hero Arts, Shari Carroll is renowned throughout the paper crafting industry.

She is finishing her Fall Workshop Tour of 2012 in New England with "Clean and Simple Holiday" and "Now Cut That Out Holiday."  I joined her at one of my favorite paper craft sources: Ink About It in Westford, Ma ~

Shari was using the best of Hero Arts Stamps and Inks while bringing a lot of inspiring friends to the table, including Ranger Tim Holt's Distress Ink with Water BrushMemento Markers (which are available in coordinating color to Hero's Ink Pads) and Sizzix's BIGkick for perfect die-cutting.ble, including Ranger Tim Holt's Distress Ink with Water Brush, Memento Markers (which are available in coordinating color to Hero's Ink Pads) and Sizzix's BIGkick for perfect die-cutting.

Not only did we love Shari's artistic heart and style, but we LOVED all those "friends," too!!

If YOU would like to explore the latest stamping techniques with a renowned industry leader, contact the Papercraft Club House in Westbrook, CT at  (860) 399-4443 ASAP!! Shari Carroll's last personal appearance in New England is TODAYThursday, October 19th.  The first of Shari's two classes begins at 4pm - don't miss 'em!

Inky friends from Shari Carroll's 10am class at Ink About It, Westford, MA, October 18, 2012

Happy Day, Laurel Lee Pollard

Thursday, October 11, 2012

It's getting INKY at The Crop Shop in Rockland, MA

Dee Pierce had offered an opportunity I just couldn't pass up today - free demos and make-n-takes with John Creighton Petersen, Creative Director of Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko.  An hour and a half from Portsmouth, NH, The Crop Shop and Destination Events in Rockland, MA is quick and easy find off I-93.

I had a wonderfully inspiring afternoon learning the ins and outs of Imagine Crafts and Tsukineko product lines including popular items such as: Kaleidacolor, Memento, Brilliance, Opalite, StazOn, and Walnut Ink.  I had the opportunity to try new product including Fireworks!, Goosebumps, GlazOn and Ink Blushers.

Why don't YOU take advantage of this wonderful opportunity??  John has two terrific classes at The Crop Shop tomorrow, Friday, October 11, 2012: Explosion box and star book.  In addition, he's offering these same free demonstrations tomorrow evening at from 4pm - 9pm.  It's not to be missed!

After all that inspiration, what do we need to do??  SHOP, of course!  Dee has a wonderful selection of fresh papers, embellishments, inks, sprays, dies, adhesives, tools and MORE!!

Not enough??  How 'bout a BIG, HUGE weekend crop??  YES, Dee and her associates have you covered!  The Annual Halloween Crop offers food, prizes, contests and giveaways, oh my!  It all starts tomorrow at 11am and runs through Sunday 'till 3pm.  Dee sold out of seats for this event early, so she opened another whole room to serve the demand - call her at The Crop Shop to ensure you get one of those spots!!
Happy Day, Laurel Lee Pollard

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

It's "Hands on Tuesday!"

Good Morning!  It's Hands on Tuesday at the York Public Library today!

Hand on Tuesday
Tuesday, October 9th, 10:15am
York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road, York, Maine  03909
Admission is FREE!

Kate Pfirman and I have a couple of wonderful kits prepared for our wee friends from around the area:

Parents can help!  We'll get to use our Sizzix BIGKick and Tim Holt's Alterations Die "Tattered Leaves"
featuring K&Company's Specialty Paper "Fall Collection" by Tim Coffey

We look forward to seeing you soon!!

Happy Day, Laurel Lee Pollard