Sunday, May 22, 2016


June 2016

Sure did enjoy Demo Day.  Lisa created a wonderful all occasion card for the Make 'n Take using stamps from Impression Obsession.   

Lisa has a fabulous schedule for June.  You can call, email or come by to enroll in the class(es) of your choice.  I know you will see something here you like.

File Folder Journal
Thurs, June 2nd
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Yes, it's very cool!  You'll enjoy learning lots of fun mixed media techniques and come away with a really fun piece of art made from a file folder!

Mini Memory Boxe
Thursday, June 9
10:30 am OR 6 pm

I always love the vintage shadow boxes Lisa creates.  These are so cute and you can use your own personal vintage photos if you have some.  Always fun and super cute.

Crazy Bird Fireworks
Thursday, June 16
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Darn cute canvas to add to your series of Crazy Bird art.  Fun papers from BoBunny and lots of glitter too!

Demo Day
Saturday, June 18
10 am to 4 pm
Come and Go

Free Make 'n Take for you and a new class schedule for July.  Always fun...  bring a friend and have twice the fun.....

Inspirational Cards
Tuesday, June 21
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Beautiful new paper from BoBunny called Butterfly Kisses.  It is perfect for these cards of encouragement for your friends.

Joanne Sharpe Workshops
Friday, June 24 & Saturday June 25

Our fun friend Joanne Sharpe is coming back to teach 3 NEW workshops.  She is the author of "the Art of Whimisical Lettering" and a new book "the Art of Whimsical Stitching".  We are also going to have a book signing party and you're invited!  For more details about this fabulous weekend of fun and classes, see the blog post "Joanne Sharpe Returns".

Mini Box with Tag Book
Thursday, June 30
10:30 am OR 6 pm

This elegant ATC box from Graphic 45 sports more of the beautiful paper from BoBunny called Butterfly Kisses.  Open the box and "voila'", out pops an attached tag book.  As fun to make as it is elegant!

Variety Cards
Thursday, July 7
10:30 am OR 6 PM

Lisa creates the most beautiful and useful cards ever.  This batch is no exception and you will enjoy learning a few new ways to watercolor.

Enrollment:  Call, email or come by.  

Class Fees:  Due at the time of enrollment.  Three ways to pay - cash, check or Paypal.

Class Kits: You will need to bring a basic kit of supplies.  Supplies are basic tools for paper crafting.  if you are new to our classes and don't know what to bring, call or come by and we will help you put one together.

That's about it for now.  I hope you'll take one of Lisa's wonderful classes.  Lisa is helpful and generous with her experience and you will find that you need no experience to come away with a perfect project or set of cards.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Joanne Sharpe Workshops

Joanne Sharpe

June 24 & 25th

Our BFF Joanne Sharpe is returning to teach 3 new and wonderful workshops.  In addition, we are planning a fun "Meet & Greet" open house before our 1st class begins on Friday.

I have always enjoyed Joanne's whimsical lettering style and I have to tell you that she has been a big influence on my own personal lettering style.  Joanne teaches you to use the hidden talents you already have but didn't know you had.  It's always a fun time and she has a special place in her heart for her "Okie Peeps"!  

Join us as we spread our wings and fly in new found ways!

Meet & Greet Book Signing Party
Friday, June 24
2:30 to 4:30 pm

Come meet Joanne at a Book Signing Party.  Bring your own copy of her books (or purchase one here at the event) and she'll autograph them!  We'll have "special refreshments" (frito chili pie and rotel cheese dip - it's a tradition). And time permitting, Joanne will do a free stitching demo.  You don't have to take a class to take advantage of this fun time.

"Whimsical Wool Felt and Stitch"
Art Journal OR Needle Book
Friday, June 24
6 - 9 pm

Epic art with color, texture and fibers.  Let's paint and stitch with fluffy wool and threads!  This new class is a huge hit, fresh from Joanne's new book.  Come create a yummy and practical art journal book, or a needle book, using wool roving and colorful threads.  Learn needle felting basics and decorative hand stitching to embellish the perfect place for recording your thoughts as a journal, or a handy spot for needles and pins.
Supplies needed*:  Hand felting tool, #24 chenille needles, 3-5 colors of wool roving, #5 pearl cotton in 3-5 favorite colors, 2 pieces of white craft felt, and a foam felting base.  *A kit containing all these supplies will be available for purchase (approximate cost $25-30).* 

The Epic Book Tour Art Class 2016
"The Art of Whimsical Lettering"
Saturday, June 25
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Come get some BRAND NEW lettering ideas and explore Joanne's bestselling "The Art of Whimsical Lettering" book.  Create a journal using her favorite lettering techniques as this book tour continues.  This is a NEW workshop for 2016 with new ideas from the book.  We will discover and embrace lettering ideas and samples while learning "artful lettering" style secrets using pens, markers and creative tools as we make a playful resource for lettering practice.  Create a composition book journal of practice pages, lettering styles, inspirational samples, quotes and sayings.  Focus on identifying your own distinct lettering preferences, composition and aesthetically pleasing pages.
Supplies needed: Wide ruled, school grade hard cover composition book, your favorite lettering markers, small watercolor (pans) set, black pens, alcohol markers (Copic, Prismacolor, Kaiserfusion, etc), black waterproof pens like Micron or Pitt, pencil, eraser, glue stick.  YOU WILL need a copy of Joanne's book "The Art of Whimsical Lettering.  It will be available for purchase here at a 10% discount.

DIY Alphabet Art & Lettering Journal:
Coloring Book Style!
Saturday, June 25
3:30 -6:30 pm

Of course you've heard that coloring books are the hottest craze!  Create with simple doodle art techniques to make your own coloring book journal with illustrations, alphabets and lettering using pens and markers and your own doodles.  Learn a NEW whimsical alphabet, fun and funky drawing techniques from Joanne to make an elaborate illustrated "Whimsey Words and Quotes" journal.  Take home 5 exclusive handouts to inspire the designs for your own themed alphabets using drawing and coloring techniques.  Bring ONE 3-5 word quote or verse to illustrate.  No drawing experience required.  Really!  She will empower your creativity with simple black and white imagery and stunning lettering that will burst in color.  This class is hot, hot, hot!!!
Supplies Needed:  Bring your favorite coloring markers like Tombow Dual Brush, Copic, Sakura Coloring Brush, pencil and eraser, colored pencils set (Prismacolor or Prima), black, fine line, permanent pigment ink pens like Pitt "S", "F" and "M" tips or Micron .01, .03, and .08, and a 9x12" Strathmore BRISTOL paper pad (available at My Heart's Fancy).

Call, come by or email ( to enroll.  Classes will be limited to 20 students per class so enroll early.

Class Fees  
Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  4 ways to pay!  Cash, Check, Credit Card or Paypal.  Refund policy:  Full refund for cancellations received prior to midnight, Friday, June 17.  50% refunds for cancellations received prior to midnight, June 21st.  No refunds after June 21st.  If you are unable to attend your class(es) you may gift or sell your class to a friend. 

I hope you will be able to join us for this fun group of workshops.  You will enjoy Joanne's wonderful sense of humor, generous teaching spirit and learn so much about lettering and stitching.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

May 2016 Classes

May Classes

We had a lovely time on Demo Day.  If you couldn't come, you missed this fun Make 'n Take.....

Blueprint die #28 & flower stamp by My Favorite Things.  Paper by BoBunny.  This is a really fun card.  The die cuts the "trap door" out of the center of the topper.  You can stamp all kinds of things inside and need only a postcard for a backer.

Lisa's May class schedule is a winner as usual.  There really are some lovelies for you to take.  Here's it is......

Waterless Watercolor
Thursday, May 5
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Lisa found that sometimes students struggle with watercolor.  She went looking for an alternative way to "watercolor".  You will make 3 beautiful cards using her "waterless watercolor" technique.  Stamps & bookmark die cut  by Penny Black - die cut butterfly by Sizzix for Tim Holtz.

Mini What-not Case
Thursday, May 12
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Cute little train case that could hold ATC's or small recipe cards.  This little case is made using a die by Sizzix for Eileen Hull.  Lisa uses a new paper by Kraft-tex that has the look and feel of leather, but will wash like fabric.  You will love it!

Dream Exploration Canvas
Sunday May 15th
2 - 6 pm

Lisa has become known for her back of the canvas "niche" projects.  This is one of her finest creations and uses a variety of techniques and products.  You will learn so many new things while creating your own artzy fartzy altered canvas.

Artsy Man Cards
Thursday, May 19th
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Tim Holtz came out with so many good stamps for men this last go around.  Lisa immediately saw numerous possibilities for all those man cards that are so hard to pull out of the hat.  New stamps and some old techniques come together to create the perfect card for Father's Day, birthday or any reason you need a man card!

Saturday, May 21
Come and Go all day

Ah, Demo Day!  You know it's always a treat to come make a FREE Make 'n Take.  Lisa always makes it so easy.  Couple that with a new class schedule for June, and all the new goodies to browse and you have "Winner Winner Chicken Dinner" for all!  Grab a friend and join us for all the fun.....

Floral Fun Cards
Tuesday, May 24
10:30 am OR 6 pm

My Favorite Things has become one of our very favorite companies this year.  Lots of fabulous dies and fun stamps.  This collection of bright, cheerful cards will have you smiling the whole time you are making them.  Your friends will think you are so clever when they see them too!

File Folder Journal
Thursday, June 2
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Lisa and I discovered this clever way to use a file folder to create a really fun pocket project some time ago.  We both kinda forgot about it and when Lisa was cleaning her studio last month, ran across it and knew exactly what to do!  Lot's of fun to create and lots of fun to use.

Great schedule!  Three ways to enroll: call, come by or email Lisa or me and we will get you enrolled.  

Class fees: Three ways to pay: cash, Paypal or credit card (Lisa must be present for credit card).  Fees are due at the time of enrollment.

Basic kit: You are required to bring a basic kit to class.  If you are new to classes and don't know what to include, please give us a call and we will guide you in the selection of all the right stuff!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

April 2016 Classes

Demo Day Fun
April 2016 Class Schedule

We had a lovely time on Saturday.  Lisa created a wonderful Make 'n Take using the new Tim Holtz Distress Crayons and stamps from Penny Black.  Check it out!

Lisa also has a wonderful class schedule for April.  You will want to take more than one of these fabulous classes.  Here is the schedule.....

Artsy Tags
Tuesday, April 5
10:30 am OR 6 pm

A lovely set of cards created using a Graphic 45 tag and papers from BoBunny.  You'll enjoy this tri-fold card and want to make them over and over again.

"All Dressed Up"
Thursday, April 14
10:30 am OR 6 pm

How fun are these?  Lisa uses several of the girls from Character Constructions newest collection called "Paris Flea" to create two chipboard plaques which includes a clever easel back so you can hang them or stand them on a shelf.  

Flowering Thoughts of Friendship
Thursday, April 21
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Fun set of cards using the bright paper collection "Carpe Diem" by Simple Stories.  Wonderful papers and chipboard frames are combined with stamps from My Favorite Things to create 6 all occasion cards.

Saturday, April 23
10 am to 4 pm - Come and Go

Join us for our monthly fun FREE day.  You will enjoy making the FREE Make 'n Take and viewing the class samples for the May classes.  This is fun for everyone!

"Create" Outside the Box
Thursday, April 28
10:30 am OR 6 pm

When Lisa saw the new Tim Holtz marker tin, she knew she had to alter it!  Grab your new marker tin and join Lisa as she teaches you how to collage this tin using BoBunny papers and some of the latest and greatest new embellishments from Tim Holtz.

Waterless Watercolor
Thursday, May 5
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Ah now, don't you love the idea of watercolor without the water?  Lisa shows you how to use the blender pen with your Tombow markers to create masterpieces without water!  Really!  No water!  Stamps by Penny Black.  Cards by Lisa!

You may enroll in classes by phone, email or in person at the store.  Store phone number is 405-509-6788.  Lisa's email is  The store's email is

Basic Kits required.  You are responsible for bringing a kit of basic supplies to every class.  It includes basic paper crafting tools.  If you are new and don't know what to include in this kit, give Lisa or me a call and we will help you get one together. 

Class Fees due at time of enrollment.  Fees may be paid by cash, check or Paypal.  If Lisa is present at the time of enrollment, you may use your credit card.

These classes are outstanding!  Enroll today.... you'll be glad you did!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

March Classes

March 2016 Classes

We had a great Demo Day Saturday.  I can't believe how many of you were able to join us.  Lisa helped nearly 50 people create this really cute Make 'n Take provided by Impression Obsession.

Lisa's class schedule is really wonderful.  I am certain there is something here you would like to create.  Check it out, then call, email or come by to enroll in the class(es) of your choice!

Hoppy Easter/Spring Cards
Thursday, March 10th
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Don't you just love these cute bunnies created by Lindsay Ostrum for Impression Obsession?!  I do!  Paper by Authentique.  Color by Tombow.....

Crazy Bird Easter Parade Canvas
Thursday, March 17
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Lisa is working hard to create a Crazy Bird canvas for those of you who have requested a canvas for every holiday.  This is just the cutest Easter canvas ever..... Be sure you get in on this one!

Saturday, March 19th
Come and Go from 10 am to 3:30 pm

A little early this time because the next weekend is Easter weekend.  Lisa's April class schedule will be ready and you will have plenty to choose from.  I know you are going to have lots of fun so be sure to mark your calendar for this monthly event.  

Gorgeous Variety Cards
Tuesday, March 22
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Beautiful cards made from paper by My Mind's Eye and stamps from B Line Designs, My Favorite Things & Stampendous.

Paris Flea Shadow Box
Thursday, March 31st
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Have you seen the new collection from Character Constructions?  It is called Paris Flea and Lisa has created this wonderful shadow box using some of them.  You will learn how easy is is to mix and match the stamps from this collection!

Artsy Tag Cards
Thursday, April 7
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Get ready to learn a whole new way of making greeting cards.  This is a clever use of Graphic 45's new ivory colored tags.  You will want to make these over and over again!

Class Fees: Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  You may pay by cash, check, or Paypal.  Credit cards may be used when Lisa is in the store.

Basic Kit:  You are required to bring a kit of basic supplies.  If you are new and don't know what is needed, contact us and we will help you get the basic supplies together.  

That's it for now.  This is a great line up of classes.  Classes fill up fast, so be sure you get in the ones you want by signing up early!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

February 2016 Classes


We had so much fun Demo Day.  We used a mini note die from My Favorite Things and created these really cute Valentines.

Lisa has a fabulous class schedule for you in February.  You will want to take all of these!  Without further ado, here are the classes.

Crazy Bird Love Canvas
Sunday, January 31
2 pm to 4 pm

Lisa has had a number of requests to create a Crazy Bird canvas for every season.  Here's the Valentines version and you are gonna love it.  Too much fun!

Library Pocket Valentines
Thursday, February 4th
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Create these two valentines using Character Constructions stamps and a wonderful Libary Pocket Die from Sizzix.  Beautiful papers - Beautiful Valentines.

May Your Cup Overflow
Thursday, February 11
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Lisa's wonderful version of all the "cup" projects out there.  Tim Holtz Tea Time die &  papers by BoBunny.  A perfect combination.

Bright Blooms
Thursday, February 18
10:30 am OR 6 pm

You will use wonderful stamps sets and dies from My Favorite Things to create these lovely cards.  Perfect for any occasion.

G45 Mon Amour Mini Book & Box
Sunday, February 21st
2 pm to 5 pm

A beautiful book tucks into a matching box.  Papers by Graphic 45, expertise by Lisa!

Birthday/Anniversary Calendar Book
Thursday, February 25
10:30 am OR 6 pm

You will create this very elegant book to record all the birthdays and special events you need to remember.  The book is created from the "Passport" die by Sizzix for Eileen Hull.  You will love that this project is not only lovely - it is practical.

Saturday, February 27th
10 am to 4 pm
Come & Go

Join us for all the fun of a FREE Make 'n Take, view the new class schedule for March and browse new merchandise.  Bring a friend and have twice the fun!

Box of Smiles to Share
Thursday, March 3
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Create this sweet box to carry encouragement cards.  Give the encouragement cards to friends who just a quick lift of the spirit. You can even fill the box with recipes or special encouragement cards just for yourself.

Lisa has done a great job for February.  I know there is something here for everyone.

CLASS KITS:  You are responsible for bringing a kit of basic supplies to every class you take.  If you are new and do not know what to bring, give us a call and we will help you gather what you need.

CLASS FEES:  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  Fees may be paid by cash, check, Paypal or credit card (if Lisa is present).  You may enroll in person, by phone or by email.

Hope to see you in one of these fabulous classes! 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Guest Artist - Nathalie Kalbach

Art in Translation
March 4-6, 2016
Nathalie Kalbach

I am very excited to announce the return of Nathalie Kalbach.  Nat taught a very wonderful trio of classes last year and they were one of the highlights of our guest artist line-up.

This year we wanted to bring you a weekend "retreat" style workshop.  When I asked her to think about the idea she responded very positively and went straight to work on it with "can do" gusto!

"ART RULES - Art in Translation" is the result.

Here's Nathalie's description of this class:

"Let's explore several master artists and get inspired by their artwork and techniques to create wonderful and unique art journal pages.Whether it be Andy Warhol's cheating technique or Rothko's amazing color combinations, there are many different Master Artists whose masterful skills can serve as a starting point for your own artwork.  Find out what you like and what works for you.  Learn about opacity and layering, colors, troubleshooting, mixing materials, making your own tools, creating backgrounds and patterns.  We will work with acrylic paints, inks, markers, wax bars and other paint media to create dimension and texture.  We will make the most of stencils, stamps, mono printing plates and generic tools to make our own mark.  Get ready to Rule Your Art Journal!"

NO ART JOURNALING EXPERIENCE NEEDED!  If you are new to art journaling, this is a class to help get you rolling.  If you have been art journaling for a while, this will help you reach a whole new level.  Come learn from one of my favorite teachers of all times.  Nat rocks art journaling and you will too!  

The Details!

March 4-6, 2016
Cost: $275

Class hours
Friday, the 4th: 4 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, the 5th: 10 am to 6 pm (1 hour for lunch)
Sunday, the 6th: 10 am to 2 pm

The class fee includes a variety of table supplies to be shared AND a light lunch on Saturday.  Nathalie will also be bringing stamps, stencils, paint markers, inks, and wax art bars to be shared in the class.  

Student Supplies:  You will need to bring a small assortment of supplies to class.  I will email the list on or before February 12th.

Enrollment is now open.  You may enroll by email (, phone, or in person.  Class Fee is due at the time of enrollment.  Fees may be paid by cash, check, credit card or Paypal. 

I hope you will be able to join me for this wonderful opportunity.  If you haven't taken a class with Nathalie before, you are in for a real treat.