Sunday, October 28, 2012

November Classes and Activities

November is shaping up to be a busy month with classes and activities!

"Free" Tool Week October 29th  - November 3rd
Come in to Cafe Crop during regular store hours and use our Classroom Tools for FREE this week.
 The Cafe Crop classroom is equipped with a variety of tools.
          Sizzix Big Shot Machines
          Large selection of original Sizzix dies
          Many Sizzlet alphabets
          Purple Cow paper cutters and Freestyle Mouse with 12 different edges
          Quickuts original handle and large selection of QuicKutz dies and alphabets
          Small selection of punches
          Decorative scissors 
          Circle Cutter with multiple shapes (other than circles) that can be cut
          Idea and quote books
          Samples of projects and page layout

Zentangle 101 October 30th 11:00am-1:00pm 

Cost - $35.00
Learn the art of Zentangle®
Anyone can do this!  No drawing experience or skills needed.   If you can draw a line with a pen (and it doesn't have to be a straight line) you can create a Zentangle drawing!

Pumpkins on Parade  November 1st-3rd 

Show us your best pumpkin art!  Decorated pumpkins/pumpkin art can be dropped off from Thursday, November 1st – Saturday, November 3rd. Voting will take place November 5th-10th. Click here for more information.

Crop Nights November 3rd, 16th, and 30th 
Cost - $15.00
Come to Café Crop and work on your projects – scrapbooks, cards, painting, etc.  Six (6) hours of crafting, snacks, dinner, beverages, and socializing with friends.  Bring your friends or come and meet new friends.  Sign up today! Call or stop in to reserve your seat!  Feel free to come before 5 PM.


SIzzix eclips Demo November 3rd 11:00-2:00pm 

Come by and see the eclips in action. We will be demonstrating all of the feature of the eclips, including the Sizzix cartrigdes, the Tim Holtz Stamp2Cut cartridge, and the eCal software.

Iris Folding Style Cards 
          November 6th 11:00am-1:00pm or 
          November 7th 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cost - $15.00
Create a set of elegant Christmas Cards! You will receive the patterns for each shape so you can recreate the designs at home.

All Day Crop November 17th 10:00am-11:00pm
Cost - $25 
Over twelve (12) hours of crafting, snacks, lunch, dinner, beverages, and socializing with friends. Bring your friends or come and meet new friends. Sign up today! Call or stop in to reserve your seat!

Oh My!!!Only half way through the month....Too many activities .... I will list the rest in an another post later this week.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pumpkins on Parade

Do you still like to carve and decorate
pumpkins ...
(I know I do)

here is you chance to show us your best pumpkin art!
Use your imagination and be creative. 

Cafe Crop will be sponsoring a pumpkin decorating contest.
(it doesn't have to be an actual pumpkin - just represent a pumpkin)

Decorated pumpkins/pumpkin art can be dropped off Thursday, November 1st– Saturday, November 3rd.  

Vote for your favorite pumpkin art during election week .

  • One entry per person.
  • Entry must be your own work not items made by someone else (i.e., decoration you bought at a craft fair)
  • Nothing that will decompose, rot, turn to mush, etc. can be entered.  Please use non-food / vegetable items!
  • Only themes deemed appropriate and family-friendly will be accepted as an entry.
  • Drop off your entry between Thursday, November 1st and Saturday, November 3rd.
  • Entries will be on display the week of November 5th.
  • Entries may be picked up after 4 PM on Saturday, November 10th.
  • All entries will be on display at Café Crop the week of November 5th.  (Monday, November 5th – Saturday, November 10th.)
  • Voting
    • One vote per person per day
    • Voters must be 16 years of age or older
    • Anyone found violating the voting rules will have all of their votes disqualified.
  • Vote in person during business hours each day:
  • Voting will end at 3 PM on Saturday, November 10th. Votes will be counted and the winners announced at 4 PM.
  • 1st prize: $50 Cafe Crop Gift Certificate
  • 2nd prize: $25 Cafe Crop Gift Certificate
  • 3rd prize: $15 Cafe Crop Gift Certificate

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

AND the answer is

STAMP FEST at Cafe Crop!!

Wish you had a particular stamp, looking for a certain saying, need ideas....

check out Stamp Fest at Cafe Crop this Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27.
We will be setting out all our store stamps for you to use. 

Come any time Friday or Saturday and register at the Front Counter.
You Bring:
  • ink to stamp with
  • paper
  • acrylic blocks (we have a few that will be available to share)

This is a great way to get a collection of different images for your projects and cards.  We recommend cutting your paper into the size you typically use for images/card fronts.

 Cost: Donation to the Harvest Market (a local food pantry). Click here for a list of items needed.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October's Spooky Tag

 My October Tag for Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2012.

I used the Pumpkin Jack, Mini Silly Jack-o-Lantern face and the Halloween Shadows die. Connie used the pumpkin for one of our recent Make It Take It projects and I thought it would work perfect for my tag. I used blues and greens for the background with a yellow moon. I used the Ranger's Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter for the pumpkin's face and the words. 

It still needed something so I added the little bats on the moon. 


I added one extra surprise.

I just happened to have some glow in the dark paint in my stash. Every time I turned the lights out in my craft room the bottle would glow. Finally found a cool way to use it. I know I will be making a few more of these.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

October Classes

Exciting Events for October

Quick Quotes Canvas Frame Shadow Box $30
October 16th 11am-1pm or October 17th 6pm-8pm
Only a few spots left. Drop by or call Cafe Crop (219)661-1624 to register.

Fall Card Class $15
October 23rd 11am-1pm or October 24th 6pm-8pm
Come join us as we create 4 fun cards. The cards use some of the Inky Antics fall stamp sets including one with a "pop-up" surprise.

Stamp Fest $Donation to the Harvest Market 
                 (a local food pantry-check the link for more information)
October 26th and 27th

This is your chance to use ANY of the store's stamps!  We will have all of the store's stamps out and available on Friday and Saturday.  Come at any time on Friday or Saturday and register at the Front Counter.
This is a great way to get a collection of different images for your projects and cards.  We recommend cutting your paper into the size you typically use for images/card fronts.

Zentangle Class $35
October 27th 1pm-3pm
Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. Zentangle is enjoyed by a wide range of skills and ages and is used in many fields of interest.