And we have been busy here at the store. We completed inventory during the first few days of January. During this time we also did some work on the store itself. We have some new display areas and reset the store layout. It was a huge mess and we are all glad to have things back to normal. We do hope that you notice the changes and that they are beneficial to you. The stamp area and ribbon area have been expanded among other things.
In response to requests of our customers, we are expanding the type of class we normally offer this year. We are trying to offer classes for those of you who are more into card making and stamping. And some for those of you who do mixed media type of work. We have even added a beginner scrapbooking class for those who might want to take it. Of course, we will continue to offer the project type of classes that we have always done. We have scheduled a lot of classes to help us determine which classes are fitting the needs of our customers (YOU).
Our first class of 2009 was yesterday. This class was for learning to use Copic markers to color stamped images. The class made three adorable cards using Bella Stamps. Those who attended said they learned a lot, so if you are interested, there is a second class for this later in the month.
We have added some new products to the store as well. As you might have figured out--if we are doing Copic marker classes and using Bella stamps, then yes, we are now selling them here at the store. We will continue to add to the Copic markers offered. Right now we have about 20 of the colors.
To see all of the classes scheduled to this point click HERE. Ten Seconds Studio is coming to teach an awesome class taking us another step with the metal use. Annette is teaching a chipboard book class. Heidi is continuing the Cricut Basic and Cartridge classes. Heidi also has some other technique and book classes coming up. Brook is teaching the popular album class using an old LP record as well as an interactive book class in February. Sherri is teaching a technique class using Ranger distress inks. Shannan T will be teaching more copic marker classes. We will be having a guest artist teaching some mixed media classes in April. And there are more already scheduled or ready to be scheduled. You might want to bookmark that link so you can check it regularly. We try to get emails out, but the best thing is to keep checking the website.
I hope this post isn't too long, but I had so much news to tell you! Valentine's Day papers are in and still coming in too. Come hang out in the refreshed store, check out the new products and take a class or two. We are planning on a great year with you!