Saturday, April 11, 2009

Upcoming Events!

There are many events coming up in the next two months, and these will be detailed in your May/June newsletter but I thought I'd give you all a little heads-up on everything!

I mentioned in my last post that the Copic Certification class is now open to the public. I need to mention a few things about that to avoid some confusion that has come up. The Copic Certification class is taught by an instructor from Copic (Sally Lynn MacDonald, to be exact!) Sally Lynn is nationally known for her design work with Ranger, Copic, Prima Flowers, Tattered Angels, and a variety of other companies and has even been featured on HGTV! We're thrilled to have her coming to Toyrifix to teach the Certification class! The Certification class is specifically for store owners/managers/employees, and stamp company designers. It is NOT a beginner class. Registration for the class has been going on for several weeks, and because there are still some openings, the class was opened to the general public. Be advised the cost of this class is $120.00. It is entirely run through Copic, and we here at Toyrifix have nothing to do with it except to provide a host facility. If you have questions about the class, please email me or call and I'll try to answer them or put you in contact with someone who can help.

If you are interested in learning more about Copic markers or have been debating buying them, you will definitely want to attend the Copic 101 classes that will be taught by Sally Lynn at the store on Saturday, May 30th! Classes will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon, and another class from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. This is a hands-on class where you will complete several cards under Sally Lynn's guidance and will learn all you need to know before making the investment in the markers! The cost of this class is $30, and registration can be done by calling the store or stopping in. For those taking the class, we will be offering a discount on Copic markers that day!

As mentioned above, Sally Lynn is also a designer for Prima Flowers, and at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 30th she will be offering a Prima Card Buffet class! Join Sally Lynn as she puts on her apron and presents this delectable delight - 2 hours of creating 10 cards with gorgeous papers, lace, flowers, Glimmer Mist and the 'buffet of Prima goodness'...all laid out complete with crystals, leaves, buttons, ribbon, bling and flowers in every color you can cr‑EAT‑e with! An extra helping of coloring with Copic Markers will be offered. Enter to win a great PRIMA door prize! The cost of this class is also $30 and registration can be done by phone or by stopping in at the store. A discount coupon will also be offered to those attending the class!

The next Card Buffet is coming up on Tuesday, May 12th and Saturday, May 16th! The cost of the Buffet is $20 and registrations are currently being taken by phone or by stopping at the store! They're filling up quickly!

Finally, how many times have you shown your completed cards and papercraft projects to a friend and had them say "Oh, I wish I could do that!" Well, coming up in June we will have a chance for beginners to learn all they need to know to get started with a new Stamping Basics Class! The dates and cost of the class are not finalized yet, but will be sometime in June. This is open to anyone... from newbies who have never inked a stamp, to experienced stampers who might be in a rut and need to get back to basics! And, if you have a friend register for the class who is not currently receiving our Stamp News newsletter, you will be receiving a thank you in the form of a discount on your next purchase! Watch the upcoming newsletter for more information!

I wish you all a happy and blessed Easter holiday! Christ is Risen!


P.S. Coming in July.... free Make-and-Take Saturdays!

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