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Don't have time to create your own cards, but want to make someone's day extra-special? We can help! If you're interested in purchasing custom-made greeting cards for your clients or that special someone, send us an e-mail and we'll give you all the details.
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CLICK HERE to read Marlene's Article as it appeared in the July Issue of Rubber Stampin' Retailer Online!
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We are also open during all classes, but please call ahead to be sure that the class time hasn't been changed.


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Monthly Highlights

What's Happening
in April?

Yay! Spring is Here!
Finally! Time to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine and beautiful flowers! We have so many wonderful things here at Wishful Thinking, you are sure to be inspired to dive into all your spring and summer crafting projects!



New Stuff at Wishful Thinking...
There's always something new at Wishful Thinking! Check out these:

  • We are thrilled to welcome Stampendous' new "Pink Your Life" brand of stamps for you! Directly from Italy, these new designs are created together with Italian artist Nicoletta Zanella. These whimsical Whisper Friend faeries are a wonderful inspiration for celebration and every day cards, scrapbook pages and so much more!


  • Ranger is always coming out with something new. Check out the SIX new Stickle colors: Confetti, Gold Dust, Jade, Rhubarb, Sea Spray and Sunflower! And Tim Holtz's new Oxide Inks - you just gotta play with these! And there are new goodies from Dina Wakley (new paint colors; new stamps) and Dyan Reaveley (love her new Creative Dyary line!).

  • Did you know we carry craft products from some lesser-known companies from around the world? We've got Kaiser Craft paper and stamps from South Africa; Deep Red from the USA, Carabelle Studios from France and Darkroom Door from Australia.


National Scrapbook Day, Saturday, May 6!
Once We'll be celebrating all day, of course! Join us from 1:30-4:30 for make 'n takes, plus special sale items, double punches, gifts with $50 purchases, and more. Don't miss out!



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Wishful Thinking Monthly Card Classes!

Plan on gathering at the shop on the 2nd Tuesday of the month for some serious play time and card making! Join us from 1:30 to 3:30 to learn new techniques, create beautiful cards, and meet other stamping enthusiasts! How fun is that? Please call in advance to reserve your seat, 812-988-7009.


Classes
Don’t forget to sign up for some Classes! Call 812-988-7009 or email us wishful@wishfulthinking-in.com) to register today!


A Weekend Crafting Retreat Right Here in Nashville, IN! Mark Your Calendars for April 7, 8 and 9!
We are hosting another Craft Retreat! We had so much fun last year, we just had to schedule another one for 2017!

The Brown County Inn will be our host hotel, where you will have lots of space available for working on your projects. We'll be offering several classes during the weekend as well! We're still working on all the details, so keep an eye on our Website & Facebook Page!

If you know you can be here that weekend, call The Brown County Inn at 812-988-2291 and make your reservations now. Let them know you'll be there for our Retreat so you can take advantage of their special room rates for us Then call us at
812-988-7009 and get your name on the list of attendees.

Registration for this event is only $50. Included in your fee:

  • A spacious crop room open from 3:00 pm Friday to 2:00 pm Sunday!
  • Your own 6' table to crop, craft and create! And we'll have some surprises on your table to use and share!
  • Soup and Salad Lunch on Saturday!
  • Special coupons for you to use at Wishful Thinking!
  • Drawings throughout the weekend!
  • Exclusive opportunity (at an additional cost) to join us for classes before we open them to the general public!

This is gonna be FUN!
Here is our class schedule for the weekend - all classes will be held at the Brown County Inn!

Fri, Apr 7
7:30-9:30 PM

Interactive Cards
Guest Artist: Sylvia Seger

These interactive cards will certainly "wow" both you and your recipients! You'll make an explosive statement with the Explosion Card and learn how to fold and flip paper to create some very fun cards!

Please bring the following: Adhesive / 12x12 Trimmer / Scissors / Pencil / Fine-Tip Glue / Wink of Stella, Clear & White / Foam Squares, Small and Regular / Black Marker / Score Pad (or Scorer for 12x12 Trimmer) / Corner Rounder / Stylus / Bone Folder / Mauve Ink Pads, Dark & Light.
Cost: $19.00

Sat, Apr 8
10:00 AM - Noon

Graphic 45's "Nature's Sketchbook"
Guest Artist: Cheryl Holmes
Scrapbooking should be fun and easy! However many of us find designing pages a real challenge. Let Cheryl show you how to use the best scrapbooking aid since tape runners, "Sketches for Scrapbooking, volume 8," by Debbie Sanders and Allison Davis. Let scrapbooking take you less time and enjoy it much more!

Tired of winter, day dreaming of those lovely summer days of the past? Learn how to use Graphic 45's Nature's Sketchbook paper line and ephemeris cards to create a bright, colorful 2-page spread for your cherished photos. This paper set and layout design is perfect for those photos you took at your family reunion, picnic, lazy summer days in your hammock watching the kids or grandkids play in the yard. These beautiful bright papers would also complement black and white photos perfectly. Come and show your creative talents!

Please bring the following: Adhesive (Scor Tape is great!) / 12x12 Trimmer / Fine Detailed Scissors / 12" Ruler / Pop Dots / Corner Rounder Punch / Distress Inks: Black Soot, Ripe Persimmon
Cost: $25.00 ** Sign up for both of Cheryl's classes for $40 to save $10! **

Sat, Apr 8
12:45 - 2:45 PM
BoBunny "Life in Color"
Guest Artist: Cheryl Holmes

Scrapbooking should be fun and easy! However many of us find designing pages a real challenge. Let Cheryl show you how to use the best scrapbooking aid since tape runners, "Sketches for Scrapbooking, volume 8," by Debbie Sanders and Allison Davis. Let scrapbooking take you less time and enjoy it much more!

Consider taking our second scrapbooking class which features another 2-page layout, this time featuring BoBunny's new release paper line, Life in Color. This page has a water theme. It's perfect for scrapbooking that trip to the aquarium, Zoo, splash pad or swimming pool. Take tons of pictures during that exotic vacation to Hawaii, the Caribbean, or perhaps the South Pacific? This spread is perfect! You'll love this class!

Please bring the following: Adhesive (Scor Tape is great!) / 12x12 Trimmer / Fine Detailed Scissors / 12" Ruler / Pop Dots / Corner Rounder Punch / Distress Inks: Black Soot, Broken China, Seedless Preserves.
. Please bring a Gelli Plate if you have one, as well as an assortment of Paint Brushes.
Cost: $25.00 ** Sign up for both of Cheryl's classes for $40 to save $10! **


Sat, Apr 8
3:30 - 5:30 PM
Wonderful Watercolor Cards
Guest Artist: Jackie Richardson

Using Guest Artist: Jackie Richardson. Do you shy away from anything that has to do with water coloring because your end product turns brown? Join Jackie as she guides you through the process of working with water and Tombow markers! You'll create 2 pretty all-occasion cards that you'll be proud to send to a friend!

Please bring the following: Adhesive / Paper Trimmer / Scissors / Pencil / Detail Tip Water Brush (the type that you can fill the reservoir with water) / Tombow Markers: Turquoise, Mustard, Light Olive Green and Medium Olive Green.
Cost: $19.00

Sat, Apr 8
7:30 - 9:30 PM

Stamping Fun!
Guest Artist: Sylvia Seger
Get ready to stamp three beautiful cards using different techniques! You'll use colored pencils and markers, dye and pigment inks, embossing powders, metal dies, ribbons, Nuvo Crystal Drops and more!

Please bring the following: Adhesive / 12x12 Trimmer / Scissors / Pencil / Foam Squares, Small and Regular / Distress Ink Pads: Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge, Mowed Lawn / Distress Markers: Variety of Greens, Yellows, Golds, Browns, Tans / Permanent Black Ink Pad / Colored Pencils or Markers: Brown, Tan, Light & Dark Green, Yellow.

Cost: $19.00


Artist Trading Card Swap!
Wishful Thinking has been sponsoring an Artist Trading Cards (ATC) swap for 10 years and continue to be overwhelmed with your creativity. This is a fabulous and fun way to increase the number of ATC's in your own personal collection. We'll announce a theme every month, by email and on our website.

Don't know much about Artist Trading Cards? See our FAQ Page for the details, join us for one of our "Let's Play Cards" groups, or e-mail us if you have any further questions. You can also find out more in our how-to book, Artist Trading Cards from Somerset Studio or click below to see samples from last month's theme!

Here are the themes for the next few months.
Due dates are the 15th of the month.

  • April: Raindrops - April showers bring May flowers, right?

  • May: Disney World! - Let's see those famous mice, princesses and more!

  • June: Ladybugs - These are probably the cutest bugs around...

  • July: Anchors Away! - Thinking of boats and cruises; make sure theres an anchor somewhere on your ATC.





Adorable Card Sample!




Sample Card for Easter




Yay! New Stickles Colors!






Wildflower Paper Collection
from Kaiser Craft





Stamps from Darkroom Door

Come Visit Nashville!
Nashville and Brown County is a great destination, no matter the season. We know you'll enjoy browsing all the unique and quaint stores in Nashville. If you'd like to find ways to entertain the rest of the family while you're shopping or you wonder what's happening this month, visit the Brown County Convention & Visitor's Bureau's website: www.browncounty.com.


 

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Nashville, IN 47448

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