Wednesday, February 5, 2014

StencilGirl Friendzy

Greetings! Honoré here.

So, what happens when, one day you're on the job that you've had 18 years and counting, and you suddenly go crazy? Well, if your name is Mary Beth Shaw, you quit and create a business: Stencil Girl Products - quality artist designed stencils for mixed media artists by mixed media artists. Among the many  artists whose stencils are now available are: Sue Pelletier, Pam Carriker and Joanne Sharpe.

And guess what: they and Mary Beth Shaw are coming to the Queen's Ink, March 5th & 6th (Wed/Thurs), 2014.

The Queen's Ink is delighted to host the very first ever StencilGirl Friendzy at this royal mixed-media retreat. Over the two days, you will work with all four artists/teachers, learning techniques and tricks that will help you carry your stencil art to the very next level. ..and, drum roll please: You will receive four limited-edition stencils, created by each artist and a 58-page 9 x 12 bound journal.

Check out all the details here and call the Queen's Ink to register.

I was in the Queen's Ink Shop Monday and new product from CHA is beginning to arrive…like these luscious Faber Castell Double Scoop gelatos. Yummy!

And the shop is expecting new Graphic 45 pattern papers any day now… Be sure to check the Queen's Ink website for up-to-the-minute arrivals of all the new products.

Been cold enough for you? I am slowly "thawing out," hoping that our winter weather is soon to be over though I don't have much confidence, considering that all the groundhogs I know (about) saw their shadow three days ago. Not a good sign. But hey, nothing we can do but grin and bear it, pull out our art supplies and drown our sorrows in making great art -  in our journals, on canvases, tags, with new paints or a new box of crayons and perhaps a stencil or two.

Look forward to seeing you soon. Stay warm.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Making a list...

Greetings! Honoré here. I've been 'silent' for the past couple months; broke my write/right hand and just a week ago did my brace come off. I am now slowly but deliberately relearning how to use my hand… physical therapy in December and hopefully, come 2014, I'll be back to my old self, again.
Needless to say, my creative endeavors have been seriously curtailed, so I am so. looking. forward. to. this next month.

And speaking of, I just looked over the December's activities and class schedule…lots of fun things happening the first couple weeks of the month: classes and contests and celebration of the Queen's Ink's  13th birthday…next weekend, Dec 7 & 8, 10 AM to 8 PM.

Again this year, The Queen's Ink will be collecting "birthday" gifts: children's clothing (coats, hats, scarves, mittens, etc), toys and art supplies to help make Christmas merry for a lot of kiddos in the area. Check out the details here or call the shop for more information.

 I am intrigued with the new Seasonal Zentangle Project Workshop scheduled for December 4 or 14. I have always admired the illuminated letter Q piece hanging in the shop. Hoping I'll be able to take the class…

There are a lot of other goodies: classes that will help you make a few gifts for your favorite persons and also, on the schedule, there's a banner contest going on right now; read the post below for the details. Sounds like a load of fun.

I hope to see you at the Shop and even in a class/workshop or two.



Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Christmas Banner Challenge

It’s a Banner year at The Queen’s Ink this holiday season! Help us decorate for the holidays… create a holiday-themed banner that can be strung and hung in our shoppe. Your banner must not exceed 8.5”x11” and must have two holes punched approximately 1 inch from each side and the top of the banner. Bring your project to the shop by December 7th (our Birthday), so we can display throughout the holiday season. Prizes will be awarded by The Queen on December 21st.
First Prize: $50 Gift Certificate for The Queen’s Ink
Second Prize: $25 Gift Certificate for The Queen’s Ink
Third Prize: $15 Gift Certificate for The Queen’s Ink

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Royal Yard Sale...

Yesterday was a great yard sale day at the shoppe, and the fun and great values continue today until 6:00 p.m. Stop by, say hi to Kate, and save on stamps, decorative paper, notecards/envelopes, embellishments, and a lot of other "this-n-that" crafting must-haves.

Inside, enjoy a 20% savings on Sizzix Tim Holtz Collection dies and texture plates, and 25% off Studio 490 (Wendy Vecchi)  stamps and Art Parts.

Check out our newest class samples and give yourself the gift of a workshop! With the holiday season gearing up, you'll want to carve out a little time for just YOU!!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

  1. Create a project... an altered pumpkin (not real), card, box, wallhanging, home decor piece, book... ANYthing you want, really! You must use pumpkins on at least 50 percent of your art, and you must use the color ORANGE as part of your main color scheme.
  2. Bring your project to the shoppe as soon as you complete it. We will display all of the Challenge entries until mid-November.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes of $50, $25, and $15 gift certificates plus 
three honorable mention prizes will be awarded by The Queen on November 3rd.

 (Judging by shoppe staff and special guest judge Seth Apter)