Thursday, August 4, 2011

Start Salivating – the Stamping Gala Is Coming!

It’s coming . . . starting Monday, August 8 . . . and lasting all week . . . leading up to the Cincinnati convention . . . and even the day after . . . you can almost taste it . . . it’s the Stamping Gala at Marco’s Paper in Dayton!

Get ready for a full week of demos, make it/take its, classes, and more!  For those of you planning to spend the week (and those of you who are just planning to come into town a day or two before the convention), here are links to the schedule of events, project photos, and such:

Schedule for the Entire Week (just the schedule of events - no pics)
Monday, August 8 (schedule and project pics)
Tuesday, August 9 (schedule and project pics)
Wednesday, August 10
(schedule and project pics)
Thursday, August 11 (schedule and project pics)
Friday, August 12 (schedule and project pics)
Saturday & Sunday, August 13 & 14 (schedule and project pics)

Our local artists are very talented!  But one of the advantages of having a convention in our backyard is a schedule of quality time learning new techniques from demo artists you just can't get close to at a show!  This year, we'll have four of them during the Stamping Gala.  Sue Wichman from DRS Designs will be here for a three-hour demo/trunk show on Monday, Lisa Murphy from Flower Soft will be here for demos and make it/take its Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Sue Rothamel from USArtQuest will be here for classes Wednesday and Thursday, and Darlene Domel from Stampland will be here for a class Sunday after the convention.  Don’t miss them!

Julie from USArtQuest sent me a neat graphic yesterday that they had sent to their e-mail list to promote Sue’s classes in our store – seems only fitting to share it as well . . .


If you have not seen Sue in action, this is a great opportunity – much better than what you can get at a show when there are others jockeying for a better view.  And after nearly three years next to her demo, I can tell you from experience that she truly puts on a show!  Sue has spent the past month getting ready for a big event on HSN (that’s Home Shopping Network for those who are TV-challenged like me) in September – she did the British version of QVC back in the spring and with the response it’s getting harder to get her when we want her.  Don’t miss this chance – here are the links to Sue’s classes . . .

It’s All Experimental ($5) – Wednesday, August 10 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
USArtQuest Extravaganza Part 1 ($40) – Thursday, August 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
USArtQuest Extravaganza Part 2 ($40) – Thursday, August 11 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Taste buds salivating yet?  Stay tuned – there will be lots more coming over the next ten days . . .

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