Monthly Archives: April 2016

Displays That Pay Announce SHOWCloud for the Office

SHOWCloud platform instantly transforms flat TVs into interactive marketing communication walls

Displays That Pay® today announced the release of their latest display solutions suite, SHOWCloud™ for the Office, at the Midwest Digital Marketing Conference being held at the historic Union Station in St. Louis, Mo. SHOWCloud is a display service cloud solution that allows businesses of any size to manage and display a mix of different content (social media, web, video, images and mobile capture) on large flat panel displays. With SHOWCloud users can dynamically update images and web content, display videos and invite others to collaborate in real-time.


Now customers who have enjoyed the dynamic and interactive display experience of SHOWCloud for Trade Shows can also use the solution in their office and at customer events. SHOWCloud for the Office is great digital display solution for retail stores, business lobby’s, cafeteria’s or any location where employees, customers and partners will see the displays. Content marketers, sales organizations and office managers are key target users of SHOWCloud for the Office.

Integrates to Dropbox
SHOWCloud for the Office integrates to Dropbox to provide easy management and display of user content. Venture Café St. Louis, located at the @4240 building within the Cortex Innovation Community, uses the SHOWCloud Dropbox integration to update the SHOWCloud display at their weekly Gathering events to help connect and inform the community.

“We found the SHOWCloud display helps increase the level of awareness of our various activities and deepens social media engagement,” said Travis Sheridan, Executive Director, Venture Café St. Louis.

“We are excited to offer the ASUS Google Chromebit as a simple solution for managing and displaying SHOWCloud content on any display with an HDMI connection”, says Mark Rice, CEO and Founder of Displays That Pay. “With our Startup SHOWCloud for the Office package, anyone can use the Chromebit and their SHOWCloud software to quickly create and display content”.

SHOWCloud for the Office customers can:

  • Display and rotate mobile, social, video and web content
  • Embed YouTube, Vimeo and Brainshark video content without any coding
  • Collaborate with team members using a shared SHOWCloud Dropbox folder and instantly update the user’s display
  • Add new content from anywhere using the SHOWCloud controller on laptops, tablets and smartphones or just add a file to Dropbox
  • Get remote support services to help users connect, display, captivate and share message with viewers.

SHOWCloud for the Office is available immediately. Start a 14-day free trial at

Mark and i showing off our new shirts!
Mark and I showing off our new shirts!

Upcoming Class at Studio:art – Polymer Clay Pendant with Glass Embellishment

Polymer Clay Pendant with Glass Embellishment
Polymer Clay Pendant with Glass Embellishment

I hope you can join me for my next class at Studio:art! You will learn how to make a pendant out of polymer clay textured with a rubber stamp enhanced with a glass embellishment. You will have a choice of color schemes you can use. Then you will learn how to make a finished necklace so you can wear your pendant. All supplies are included in the class fee – clay, pigments, glass, images, stringing materials and jewelry findings. The beads provided may not be exactly the same as shown in my sample but they will be close enough to create a similar look.

Tools will be available for you to borrow and some tools will be available to purchase should you want to continue working on your own later. You will not need to purchase anything additional to make the class project during class. If you have deep-etched rubber stamps of a texture design, special beads you want to use or any special images you want to include on the pendant you can bring them but there will be sufficient supplies to use if you don’t bring any.

The class time of 11-5 might sound daunting but there will be a lunch break and possibly more shorter breaks if we need them. The pendants will need to be baked twice during the class and I built in some extra time for baking and breaks. There are a lot of good places to eat in Maplewood that are within walking distance of the studio plus there is a Shop ‘n Save right across the street if you want to pick up a deli sandwich or a salad or something. The last class I scheduled for this length of time finished up a little early but I can’t guarantee that this one will also finish early.

NEW! In each class there will be door prize of some kind of supply or tool that relates to the class subject. You might win some extra supplies!

If you have any questions about the class please feel free to contact me.

Class: Polymer Clay Pendant with Glass Embellishment
Date: April 16, 2016
Time: 11-5 pm
Location: Studio:art, 7403 Manchester Road, Maplewood MO, 63143
Cost: $32 if paid in advance, $40 day of class
Signup form:

If you choose to pay ahead of time to get the discount for pre-paying, I will send you a PayPal invoice via email. Alternately if you prefer to pay by Square I can take your information over the phone. Credit card processing at the studio will be with Square. You can also pay by cash or check at the studio or mail a check to me – contact me for the mailing address or send it to the studio. Children under 18 must be enrolled with a parent as I think parents are best able to judge their child’s ability level and what tools they should be allowed to use. Beginners are welcome.