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I always start a newsletter by reading last year’s issue for the same time. It is quite revealing. 2011 was a hard year, but we got through it and I am sure we will get through 2012! My key word for the year is BALANCE - I aim to get more balance in my life all aspects of it. I think as so many of us face changes there are more and more people turning towards arts and crafts as a way of creating balance. Creativity is an antidote to stress! AFabulousFebruaryBudget Weekend The budget weekend is one of my favourites. Cheap cheap classes and great ideas for using what you have! I will be doing quite a bit of the teaching myself this year, to keep class costs really low - turn to page 3 to see the exciting projects we have lined up including what to do with those biscuit tins you got over christmas and all those fabric scraps you have hanging around. Sizzixgetsevenmoreexciting I never thought I would be saying this, but Sizzix and die cutting as a skill is getting even more exciting. Yesterday I downloaded the Sizzix Quilting catalogue, which takes Sizzix to another level completely. There are lots of new dies coming out and more and more ideas for using your Sizzix machine for more materials which makes it even more versatile and fab!! Freedemo-AmericaDay!!! Yes, it is that time of year when we break out the popcorn and coca cola and all things American including of course the latest launch from the fabulous Hero Arts company. Our order is already in and I am itching for it to arrive. Expect a bit of everything - but everything stylish and fab. We have a fantastic new range of Pearlescent card to work with for our demos as well as some great new cost saving ways to embellish cards. I will be demonstrationing alongside the fabulously talented Linda Dawson from Cork. Don’t forget your cameras. Thereissomuchmore..... Read through the newsletter for Yellow Club updates, weekly and biweekly workshops in the shop and of course .... Awayworkshops-Limerickand Dublin I am so excited about some of our new workshop ideas that I literally can’t wait to get started. We have our first away workshop in Limerick on 11th of February and another planned for Dublin. I really hope to see you all throughout this year. My moto is to ‘Live every Moment’ and I think that is exactly what is going to get me through 2012.

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Happy New Year Kerry & Kim!

Our Contact Details are: Tel: 091 - 504692 An Siopa Bui 2 Spiddal Craft Centre, Coast Road Spiddal, Co Galway Email: kerry@ansiopabui.ie or ansiopabui@hotmail.com The Spiddal shop is open from 11:00 to 17:30 - Monday - Saturday 13:00 to 17:30 - on Sundays
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A Few Seasonal Specials
Communions and Confirmations
We stock a fantastic range of chalices, cross punches, doves and other beautiful communion cardmaking materials. Tell us you are calling from the newsletter and we will give you a 15% discount. Price: 15% discount

Yellow Club News
Kim and I have been working on Yellow Clubs today. It is such fun seeing a theme come together and gathering all the embellishments and papers - and then of course comes the really exciting part making up the projects.

Such exciting plans ahead!
a popular cardmaking theme. March: Mostly for Men

Valentines Day
A great goody bag of cardstock, embellishements and ribbons for making Love cards - think pink, red, heart and verses- complete with a full colour sheet showing 2 cards made up using the kit. (Kit will make at least 6 cards) Price: 10.00

Bling Bag:
We are really sorry but we have had some hitches on this one - the current bag will go out this week, and we will get back on schedule.

St Patricks Day
A great goody bag of cardstock, embellishements and ribbons for making St Patricks Day cards - complete with a full colour sheet showing 2 cards made up using the kit.(Kit will make at least 6 cards) Price: 10.00

Next bags: February - Girly girl with lots of pink. April: Clocks and keys

Scrapbooking Bag:
January: When we were Young - lots of purples March: to be confirmed. To join or to try a bag - use the form below or give Kim a ring at the shop on 091504692.

Mother’s Day
A great goody bag of cardstock, embellishements and ribbons for making Mother’s Day cards - think flowers and modern mums - includes a template.complete with a full colour sheet showing 2 cards made up using the kit. (Kit will make at least 6 cards) Price: 10.00

Special editions:
End January: All new Communions and confirmations - we decided to do another of these bags (different to last year) as this is such

Join Any of our Clubs Now
Please sign me up for the .... Yellow Cardmaking Club - 27.50 bi-monthly Yellow Scrapbooking Club - 20.00 bi-monthly Yellow Bling Bag - 20.00 bi-monthly Name: Address: Date of Birth: Payment information: Please debit my credit card for 27.50 Euro per month on dispatch of my club pack. I am entitled to terminate my membership with one month’s notice at any time. Type of Card: Number Expiry Date Security Code Signature: Cheque payments to be made out to The Yellow Shop, Shop 2, Spiddal Craft Centre, Spiddal, County Galway, Rep. of Ireland. - to reach us by the 10th of each month

Coffee Mornings
We love Coffee morning, it is so great to sit and chat with our customers. Visitors to coffee morning can join our free crafters library, take a peek at all the latest catalogues, and of course have a good cup of tea and a nice bit of cake. Last year we had some special guests and sponsored coffee mornings which were extremely well attended. Join us from 10:30 to 12:30 on the second Friday of the month. Please note: Next dates: 10 Feb; 9 March; 13 April - that will have to be an especially lucky one!
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Join us for America Day our Fabulous Free Hero Arts Launch Party
We are having an American themed party and free demonstration day To launch the great new 2011 Hero Arts Catalogue and range of stamps and cardmaking accessories Where: An Siopa Bui - Spiddal, Co Galway When: 28January from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Who: Everyone is invited Kerry Colson and Linda Dawson (crafty Cork lady!) will be demonstrating all the latest techniques direct from America
In true American style, we will have free Make ‘n Takes (you sit down and make a card to take home), lots of pop-corn and other American style food, and most of all lots of fun! Hope to see you there!

What: Why:

- Get out of the Cold and warm up with some fun workshops at rock bottom prices
This year we are having a seriously budget conscous weekend. The aim is quite simply to have fun crafting and use up what we have! I have some great ideas for the two days and I know I am going to have fun - hope you will join me. p.s. I have decided to do quite a few of the classes myself to keep costs to a barest minimum! Look out for Sundays food savings too! Anyone will do - Roses, Fox’s whatever. We wil be learning some great techniques including button mosaic, flat decoupage, flower making, craft painting techniques and more. Just so there is time for the paint to dry, we will also make a card and a little wooden project. And all this for ........ Cost: 20 Euro for the full day! I will put some sneak peaks up on our Facebook page for you to look at!! Just log onto Facebook and look for An Siopa Bui.

Our Fabulous Budget Weekend - 4&5 FebrUary 2012

10:30 - 3:00pm (with a break for lunch)

Cardmaking 2012 with Kerry
Make 4 cards using a variety of new techniques recently highlighted at CHA in America and at the shows in Europe. A great cardmaking class. Cost: 20 Euro - including a full kit blog - http://paperfanatic.blogspot.com/ 3:15pm - 4:30 pm

A Crafters notebook - with Lee
A new tutor and great new ideas and techniques. Make a beautiful shabby chic notebook and learn some great techniques. This handbag sized notebook is perfect as a gift or use it to record your crafting ideas like sentiments. Cost: 15 Euro - including a full kit

11:00 - 3:30 - with a break for *lunch See details below of our lunch plan! The Tin project with Kerry
Last year I converted my Christmas Fox’s biscuit tin into a vintage caddy for my Copics. Everyone has been asking for this class, so here it is!! Please do not forget to bring along a biscuit/chocolate tin.

Sunday Yum yum
Now for the food - so nobody has to spend more money on lunch we have decided to have a bring and share - bring a plate of something (or a loaf of bread, a pudding, or whatever) and we will have a nice sharing lunch. I am so looking forward to it just have to decide what to make!

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Craft Workshops - 2012
We have lts lined up in the way of free demo days, workshops and classes over the next few months. Details of the Childrens Classes , midweek classes, Coffee mornings and other activities can be found elsewhere in the newsletter All american Hero arts Launch Party and free demo day saturday 28 January
Popcorn, Hero Arts Stamps, Free demos and free make’n takes - you just have to join us for our party day! All the info on page
To book please call us on 091-504692 or email on kerry@ansiopabui.ie

Dublin Workshop Sunday 26 Februay
More details closer to the time, but we are planning to include our fabulous tin (see the budget weekend) workshop as well as loads of cards. Cost: Full Day 40 Euro
To book please call us on 091-504692 or email on kerry@ansiopabui.ie

Wedding workshop - January budget price!!! Sunday 29 January
All new cards and great new designs for the new year - an excellent class for those wanting to make a bit of money from their crafts or those getting married and wanting to make their own wedding stationery. Class includes a manual of wedding words (in english and irish), as well as a costing sheet and lesson on how to cost wedding invites. Cost: 30 Euros for the full day inclusive of all materials. This price is only for January and will go up again for our next workshop. To book please call us on 091-504692 or email on kerry@ansiopabui.ie

Sizzix Club Febuary - date to be confirmed.
For more information about our club please email.
To book please call us on 091-504692 or email on kerry@ansiopabui.ie

Wednesday Morning and no Thursday evening Class
Our Wednesday cardmaking classes are still going strong and now we have a Thursday evening class twice a month. A great 2 hour class - with 2 cards for only a tenner!!! Classes small enough and we work at a steady pace, making it a fun class suitable for all levels. Join our Text lists for a weekly reminder by texting 0872048045 or call Kim to put you on the text lists. You can unsubscribe at any time. For more information and to book please call Kim on 091-504692

Budget Crafty Weekend 4&5 Febuary
Find all the details on page 3 - a really budget concious crafty weekend to lift our spirits.
To book please call us on 091-504692 or email on kerry@ansiopabui.ie

Tipperary Limerick Workshop Saturday 11 February
Woodfield House Hotel, Ennis Road Limerick We will be open from 10:00 to 17:00

Our technique based workshops ensure that you will go home buzzing. Not only will you make 8 projects to take home, but you will have lots of new ideas to keep you buzzing. Go home with some beautiful cards. We will be including wedding cards, communion cards as well as amazing techniques using stamps and Sizzix. Cost: Full Day 40 Euro
To book please call us on 091-504692 or email on ansiopabui@hotmail.com.

If you are interested in having a workshop in your area, please contact Kerry by email on kerry@ansiopabui.ie and I will get in touch. We need a venue to accommodate tables for classes and an area for our mobile shop, and then the only extra is a group of enthusiastic crafters.

Please call Kerry or Kim on 091 504692 email ansiopabui@hotmail.com or fax: 091-574991 to book your classes.
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