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Thursday, 4 July 2013

Thursday Already

This week has fairly whizzed by and after a busy week, we are off to Newbury tomorrow to set up for Artstamps England this weekend.

On Tuesday we ran the first of our new weekly Stop By & Stamp sessions. A gentle start with a very simple no measure pop up card using JOFY 15 stamps by Jo Firth-Young for PaperArtsy.

Here is 'the bones'...

and here are the samples you could follow if you wished....
and here are the results.
Not a bad morning's play ahem work.
See you same time, same place next Tuesday with a different demo and samples for you to try your hand at. If you fancy joining us then you will find all the details on the main Snazzy's website
Before I go we are starting a new monthly challenge at Snazzys Studio.
Most months at Snazzys we offer around ten new workshops with original projects, the Design Team share new projects every week on Snazzys DT blog and we have even been known to remember to blog a project or two either on my own blog or here on the store blog too. Add to that all the new products that arrive in store each month, the store display boards, the in store and event demos we do plus Art Journal Sunday, Stop by & Stamp and Sampling Sunday we are hoping you will find something to inspire you.
Your challenge each month will be to share a little something you have made, inspired by something you have seen in store, on our blogs, in our workshop or you have bought at Snazzys in store or at an event. Tell us what inspired you in the comments area of this post and link to where you are showing your project. On the last day of the month we will ask Mr Random to select a project and send a little prize to the winner.
That's all for now as I need to get packing ready for loading - if you are going to Artstamps this weekend do drop by stand 6 and say hello - Mike has ordered good weather so a picnic might be in order.
Back soon xx

Monday, 1 July 2013

Good Morning Monday....

... and a beautiful morning it is!

As we don't open until 11am on a Monday I had a quiet moment with my coffee in the garden area outside the store this morning - everyone else was already hard at work so really peaceful.
Not for long though as we have a very busy week ahead.
Tomorrow sees the launch of our new drop in session, Stop By & Stamp. It will initally run from 10am to 1pm every Tuesday morning right through Summer and into September - lots of people have told us how much they miss the old Thursday Tabletime sessions and, as we only stopped them because we felt that after nine years the format was becoming a little tired and unfocused, the new sessions will focus on a different product, technique or stamps each week with samples for you to follow if you wish. Full details can be found over at http://www.snazzystampingandscrapbooking.co.uk/page49.html so we hope you find time to join us.
We only have one workshop this week, Wednesday morning 10am to 1pm, a cardmaking one using the new JOFY Summer collection stamps which Snazzys DT are also using this month, I will try to blog the samples later. There is no Saturday workshop this week as it's Artstamp England at Newbury!
As we do each year, each day (Monday to Thursday) this week we will give away a ticket to this event, which can be used on either the Saturday or Sunday, keep an eye on our Twitter & Facebook each day for details.
The store will be closed this Friday & Saturday 5 & 6 July whilst we are at the show, if you are going to the show do drop by Stand 6 on the ground floor and say hello. It's a lovely little show with loads of free parking and areas to picnic in whether you enjoy sunshine or shade so well worth a visit - full details at www.artstampsexhibitions.org.uk
That's all for today. Thanks for visiting.
Back soon xx