Thursday, April 29, 2010

Trying Hard Not to Imitate Mel Blanc . . .

Every time someone at the store mentions “Tweety Jill”, I can’t help myself – what keeps running through my head is “I taught I taw a Puddy Tat” from those Warner Bros. cartoons about Sylvester and the Tweety Bird.  So that has been running through my head a lot this week, as we head into the final three days of the 4th Annual Marco’s Paper Spring Spectacular in our retail store here in Dayton.


As I type this, Jill Haglund (aka Tweety Jill) is in the air between Atlanta and Dayton.  She will be in the store Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a class and a free demo each day, along with special unannounced activities and book signings and such.  Really neat stuff – make sure to stop by often and call ahead to register for classes and demos (937-433-7030).

Here are some images from a couple of Jill’s classes this weekend to whet your appetite . . .

2 Tags Class

This is from the “Tag Art” class on Friday afternoon.  Yes, it’s last minute – so call the store and reserve your space now!

BIrd Lover's Journal Cover Pages 10 and 11

And these are from the “Bird Lover’s Journal” class on Sunday.

Here’s the schedule for the rest of the Spring Spectacular:

Friday, April 30 – Store Open 8:30-7:00
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Make It/Take It with Jackie Schmidt – FREE
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. -- “Get Your Creative License Here!” Demo with Guest Artist Jill Haglund from TJ Designs – FREE
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Make It/Take It with Connie Vogt – FREE
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. -- “Tag Art” Class with Guest Artist Jill Haglund from TJ Designs – Only $10 (Limit 30 Students)

Saturday, May 1 – Store Open 9:00-5:00
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Make It/Take It with Judy Davidson – FREE
10 a.m. – 12 noon -- “Favorite Bird Postcards” Demo with Guest Artist Jill Haglund from TJ Designs – FREE
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Hands-On Demo -- “Artlenz” with Sandy Livingston -- FREE
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. -- “ATC Madness” Class with Guest Artist Jill Haglund from TJ Designs – Only $10 (Limit 30 Students)

Sunday, May 2 – Store Open 10:00-5:00
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Hands-On Demo with Libby Friel -- “Embossing on Vellum or Metal” – FREE
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. -- “Something to Crow About” Demo with Guest Artist Jill Haglund from TJ Designs – FREE
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Make It/Take It “Bookmark” with Ginger Deaton – FREE
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. -- “Bird Lovers Journal” Class with Guest Artist Jill Haglund of TJ Designs – Only $10 (Limit 30 Students)

Sunday will be another of the fabulous Marco’s Sidewalk Sales from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – thousands of items out on the sidewalk in front of the store for $1.00 or less!  Meanwhile, there will be discount stickers on over 1,000 items in the store, with discounts ranging from 25% to 75%!

And we’ll also have “Marco Bucks” Saturday and Sunday – draw one as you enter the store and you’ll immediately win a free item, a discount from $1 to $20 off your purchase, or a membership to Lucy’s Paper Garden Club.  Good luck!

For those of you in the hinterlands who can’t make the pilgrimage to Dayton, be patient!  We’ll have all kinds of specials for you to go along with the launch of the new website within the next week or so . . .


  1. Hi Greg -

    These classes and demos look wonderful! Too bad I'm in NY, otherwise I'd be there with bells on.

    Elaine Allen

  2. I've mentioned before that you are cruel, cruel man! Torturing those of us who live to far away to attend all the fun and GREAT sales taking place! You'll never guess what I got in the mail, today. I got a flyer from you for the Lawrenceville Stamp and Paper Arts Festival. Yup, full of interesting info. There is only one small,slight problem. Today is April 29th, the Festival was Feb. 6 & 7th!!!! Now granted this was forwarded to my winter address, but still!!!!!! And to think I'm actually surprised if my bills don't get to me before they are past due!
    I'm looking forward to some real sweet deals when the new web site launches! Still won't be as great as those in Dayton. Oh well,

  3. Wow, never thought I would wish I could go to Ohio so much, but you have all sorts of cool events and the conventions and stampers anonymous headquarters, and I think Michelle Zindorf's out that way, no? It just sounds like tons of fun :) Hope the classes/demos all go well!