Saturday, August 6, 2011

Stories from the Road...

Hi SP Bloggers... Thought you'd enjoy a funny story from Sue and Renee's recent adventure to CHA in Chicago.

So it all began when Sue saw this really cool new glittery paper from one of the vendors. Her creative juices were sparked and she immediately got to wondering how it would respond to the gorgeous Ranger stains or alcohol inks. 

So off to the Ranger booth she goes...

Tim Holtz stopped by around the same time and was curious what Sue was all revved up about.  So she showed him the really cool paper and said something like, "Wouldn't it be great to hit it up with some gorgeous stain or alcohol inks?

Tim & Sue in NYC earlier this summer

Tim was intriqued and suggested they give it a shot.  He then asked the million dollar question ... what color Sue wanted to try.  Her response was quite simply "Blue" and she immediately wanted to recall that choice when she remembered who she was talking to.  You know ... Tim's the guy with all those descriptive names that we love for his inks and stains -- but there's no "blue" among them.  There is, however, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood ... (you know where this is going right?).

Tim responded with only one question as if further clarification was needed, "Blue...really??"  Now I wasn't there, but can only imagine he asked the question with a little glimmer in his eyes and one eyebrow raised. 

Sue and Tim had a giggle and then went on to play with the new paper and stains (and it's something you're gonna want to try too!). 

Be sure to check out all the new Ranger stains that have come in -- all 25 of 'em. 

All the New Distress Stains (nope, nothing called 'blue")

You're also going to want to check out the Faber-Castell color tree at the Playground. It's filled with watercolor pencils, stampers big brush markers and color gelatos!

Oh the fun you'll be able to have with all these goodies!

Faber-Castell Tree of Yummy Color

See ya soon at the Playground!  Oh, and don't forget our first QuickKutz club get-together with Debbie is this coming Monday, August 8th -- hope you'll join our club!  Call or stop by the store for details.

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