Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Fun in June- Mark Your Calendars!

We have so much fun planned in June, that you will definitely want to join us!

First, this weekend (June 15 and 16), we are so happy to welcome guest artist Heather Telford to the store.  

Curious about the popcorn machine at the top of this post?  It is in honor of our upcoming "Unconventional Convention" at the store on Friday, June 21st and Saturday, June 22.  We were disappointed that the Great American Scrapbook Show wasn't returning to Chantilly this year, and we wanted to do something to recreate the excitement of a convention! We'll have free make-and-take projects from some of the best designers in the industry, booth shopping, grab bags for purchase, a popcorn machine AND best of all, you don't have to stand in line to pay admission! This event is absolutely FREE!

We will kick off the event on Friday, June 21 with SPECIAL HOURS of 10 - 8. The fabulous folks from Sweet n' Sassy will be here with their entire booth and a series of make-and-take and demo projects running throughout the entire day!

The "elves" will work their magic overnight to transform the classroom, because on Saturday, June 22, we'll be hosting the fine folks from JustRite Stamps! Darsie Bruno, popular designer and creator of the blog Crafting with Darsie will be leading demos from 11-12 and again from 2-3 featuring JustRite stamps and coordinating Spellbinder dies, Gelatos and so much more! We'll also have a free make-and-take project for you to enjoy as well.

As if that weren't enough, we'll have author Mollie Cox Bryan here on Saturday from 1-5 for a book signing! Mollie is the author of Scrapbook of Secrets (which was nominated for an Agatha Award for the Best First Novel of 2012) and Scrapped (which has been nominated for a People's Choice Award from the Library of Virginia). The weekend promises to be a total blast, so plan to join us both days.

If you need a quick reference sheet for our "convention," you can print a convenient timeline under our "upcoming events" tab at the top of the blog.

Finally, Marilynn will be demoing the exciting Gelli Plates on Saturday, June 29th from 10:30am-12:30.  More info on this event will be in an upcoming blog post.

Hope to see you soon! 

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