Thursday, October 22, 2009

{Photography and Photoshop classes}

Photography and Photoshop Elements Classes

Photography DSLR 101 - 11/3/2009 - $30
CLASS POLICY: Class fees will be charged the day of registration to hold the space. A CANCELLATION CODE MUST BE RECEIVED VIA EMAIL A MINIMUM OF 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF CLASS TO RECEIVE A Store Credit.

Teacher:Patrick Ellis
When: 7:00pm - 9:00 pm
Bring your camera and manual
Today's Digital SLR cameras allow both novice and experienced photographers to create some truly amazing images. If you are new to DSLR photography this class is for you. We will teach you everything you need to know to become successful at picture taking with your DSLR no matter which model or brand you choose. In this class you will learn all about the features and attachments available on your DSLR. We will cover topics such as Scene Modes (M/S/A/P modes) Media setup and resolution adjustments, ISO and White Balance, Lens/filters, focusing/exposure modes, flash and accessories. This is a hands-on class and you are expected to bring your cameras to class. We will be taking pictures and demonstrating different techniques along the way.

Photography Point and Shoot - 11/4/2009 - $30
Teacher: Patrick Ellis
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Bring your camera and Manual
How many times have you taken a picture with your trusty point-and-shoot digital camera only you didn't get the results you were expecting? Have you ever found yourself next to other people trying to capture an image while on vacation only to be disappointed that everyone was getting it but you? Well, here's the class for you. While point and shoot cameras are designed to be easy to use, there are many misunderstood features contained in those pocket-sized packages. In this class, we cover:ISO/White Balance SettingsResolution, Mega pixels and File TypesMemory Cards and File DownloadsExposure/Metering ModesFocus ModesScene SettingsOptical vs. Digital ZoomBy the time we're done, you'll be able to extend the versatility of your point-n-shoot camera and start taking some truly jaw-dropping photographs of friends, family, and scenery.

Photoshop Elements 101 - 11/10/2009 - $40
Teacher:Patrick Ellis
Time: 7:00pm-10:00PM
You've taken your pictures; you've downloaded them to your computer. Now what? Here is your chance to unleash the awesome potential in each of your photographs. With Photoshop Elements, you have a complete darkroom at your fingertips. With easy to use features, you can improve the look of your images and create some stunning effects that will have your family and friends wondering if you're a pro. In the beginner class we'll cover:
Understanding the Organizer
Getting photos from your camera
Getting photos from your camera
Touring the organizerRenaming/Viewing/Rotating/Fixing/Stacking/Moving PhotosOrganizing PhotosTagging/Finding Photos
Basic Editing Techniques
Touring the Edit Interface
Using Tools
Adjusting Color
Zooming and Navigating
Resizing Photos and Adjusting Resolution
Enlarging the Canvas
Saving FilesBasics on Layers
Understanding Layers
Working with the Layers PaletteUsing Layer Masks
Supplies: This is a hand’s on class and you should bring a laptop with Photoshop Elements loaded as a trial version or a licensed copy.

Photoshop Elements 102 - 11/11/2009 - $40

CLASS POLICY: Class fees will be charged the day of registration to hold the space. A CANCELLATION CODE MUST BE RECEIVED VIA EMAIL A MINIMUM OF 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF CLASS TO RECEIVE A Store Credit.

Teacher:Patrick Ellis

When: 7:00pm - 10:00 pm

This class begins to move past picture organization and starts to look at the basics of retouching images.Participants will have an opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment the following skills:Touring the Full Edit interfaceOpening files in the "Full Edit" modeWorking with tabbed documentsUsing the toolsSetting edit preferencesAdjusting color settingsUsing Undo HistoryZooming and NavigatingPhoto resizing and resolution adjustmentsUsing the Recompose toolEnlarging the canvas saving files........and more.Please make sure to bring your laptop with the latest version of Photoshop Elements. We are using version 8 in class and can work with version 7 as well.The prerequisite to this class is PSE101


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

{Thickers, Bella Blvd, 3 Anniversary, Whew}

We have placed a HUGE order with American Crafts for all kinds of embellishments and alphas!We are currently taking pre-orders for Thickers of ALL kinds! If you want a specific font, color, or type of Thicker... here is your chance!!! Call the store NOW to reserve your little piece of Thicker happiness!! 954-247-0020
All orders must be received by Michelle no later than Thursday, October 22nd by 9pm. Thanks!*Please note that all pre-orders must be picked up within 48 hours of receiving the shipment in store.

Bella Blvd
Bella Blvd is coming! Yes!! You read that correctly!!! Bella Blvd's 2 newest holiday lines are on their way to us right NOW!!
Honey, I'm Home and December Details are sure to tickle everyone's fancy this holiday season!!! Check out these awesome collections HERE!!!

3rd Anniversary!

Our 3rd Anniversary Crop is right around the corner!!! Come join us for 3 fun-filled days of scrapping, chatting, make-n-takes, raffles, and MORE!!! Stay tuned for additional details.
3 Day Cropathon - 11/13/2009 - $30
CLASS POLICY: Class fees will be charged the day of registration to hold the space. A CANCELLATION CODE MUST BE RECEIVED VIA EMAIL By Friday November 6th at Noon. TO RECEIVE A Store Credit. Starts: Friday Nov 13th NOONEnds: Sunday Nov 15th 5pm Must be able to attend 2 of the 3 days. Each person receives 5 feet of crop space. If you need electric please make sure to bring a 25 foot extension cord.


Friday, October 16, 2009

{Cherry Blossom Must See}

You must come in and check it out, we have a ton of NEW stuff coming in.
91 new colors of Bazzill, yes you read right 91!!!!
PRIMA - a whole wall of Prima. Who doesn't like that???
Bo Bunny St. Nick.

These papers remind me of beautiful vintage of wrapping paper!
Pink Paislee Mistletoe.

The colors are gorgeous - not typical Christmas and I {love} that.
Stickles are restocked too.
Make sure you come by and check out the new look of the back window. Let us know what you think?
We look forward to seeing you at our 3 day crop starting today.
Don't forget about our adorable classes - Altered Candy Dish and the Friendship Book.

Monday, October 12, 2009

{Prima Arriving this week}

Make sure you stop by for new Prima that will arrive on Friday. Flowers, Bling, and paper oh my. If you have not seen their new items you are in for a treat!!! You must come and check them out. Also be sure to let Michelle know what Christmas lines you are interested in, they are looking at Bella Blvd and My Little Yellow Bicycle. Please let a comment here or call/email Michelle directly.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

{New Basic Grey and other GREAT information}

Hello all,

We hope your fall is turning out to be a great one. Cherry Blossom Studio would like to remind you that we have room left for the photography class for today. Call the store if you are interested.

Basic Grey NOOK AND PANTRY coming FRIDAY!!!
We will be receiving the Basic Grey Nook and Pantry line on Friday afternoon sometime. As always I have no idea exactly what time UPS will be here but it is already in the computer and ready to go! We are open till 9pm on Friday. Hurry in for the best selection.

Kokuyo Preorder

We will begin taking preorders on the Japanese version of Kokuyo. What I mean by that is their version is in Japanese packaging and is in meters vs. feet. Both the Dot N Liner regular and long contain more feet per machine and refill than the original US version. The initial order requires prepayment upon order. They are requiring a LARGE initial order. Here is a breakdown comparison chart between the US and Japanese versions:

US Version: Japanese Version you will get:
Dot n Roller Machine Dot n Line Machine
43 ft. - $5.99 52 ft. - $7.75
Refill 43 ft. - $4.49 Refill 52 ft. - $6.25

Tape n Roller Plus Tape n Roller Power
32 ft. - $9.99 32 ft. - $9.99
Refill 32 ft. - $5.99 Refill - $5.99

Dot n Roller LONG Machine
85 ft. - $11.99
Refill 85 ft. - $9.00

While the long is more expensive for the machine it also contains almost double the original US version. It is contained in a machine that looks just like the Tape N Roller Plus. I cannot guarantee the new versions will fit in the old US machines until I actually get them here and can try them. You can see the Long Refill is 32ft longer and only $2.75 more than the 52 feet version for the refill. It is more cost effective to go to the newer machine. We will take initial orders until Monday October 12th. At that time we will determine if there was enough interest to order. You will not be charged till the order is placed. The shipping time depending on stock can take as much has 4-6 weeks due to shipping from Japan. Please email your requests so we have it in writing and make sure to include a phone number so we can call for credit card when the time comes.

Upcoming Crop:
October 16th - 3 day crop
Remember while cropping you will get 20% off your purchases.

Upcoming Classes:
Smile 9x9 Chipboard Album - Lara Greenwood - October 8th from 6-9pm the cost is $55

Haunted House Chipboard Book - Idette Chinlund - October 10th from 1-5pm the cost is $45

Great Impressions Class - Doyle - October 11th at 1pm, October 15th at 10:30am, October 15th at 6pm, and October 29th at 10:30am.

Basic Grey Eerie Card Class - Andrea Cloutier - October 12th from 7-9pm the cost is $25

Check the website for more classes and times.

You may sign up online for all classes or call the store. We hope to see you soon!