Sunday, March 16, 2014

April 2014 Classes

Class Schedule

We had a blast Saturday.  After a quiet start, the fun kicked in.  Lisa's Make-It-Take-It was the cutest little Easter box made from the new Tim Holtz mini matchbox die and a sweet bunny die from Impression Obsession.  Forgot to take a picture.  I'll try to post one to Facebook on Tuesday.  She released a wonderful class schedule for April too.....  and here it is!

Watercolor Cards
April 3 & 4th

Dig out your Tombow or Distress markers and get ready to master watercolor while making these beautiful cards.  Easy peasy once you know how!

Bless This House Canvas
Sunday, April 6

Multiple techniques using papers, paints, stencils, pitt brush markers, modeling paste and more.....  Bright and cheerful - yes indeed!  

All Occasion Card Fun
April 8 & 10

Bright, cute and very springy!  You'll use some of the new Couture stamps by Dyan Reaveley and the Scribbly Bird stamps by Dina Wakley.  Lovely paper from a new Basic Grey collection called Fresh Cut provides the perfect background!

Stephanie Ackerman Workshops
April 11 & 12

Stephanie returns to teach 4 fabulous classes: Whole New Doodle, 52 Card Pick {Me} Up 2014, Miscellany 1 & 2.  Class size is limited to 20 in each class, but there are a few spaces left in all of them.  For more detailed information on these classes see this blogpost.  

Fun Book for Fun
April 17 & 18

Lisa learned how to make a tiny book from Tracy Moore.  She thought you'd enjoy learning how to make it from a Jumbo box of playing cards.  Really fun way to learn a simple form of bookbinding that you'll want to use over and over again!  Perfect for notes or to use as a mini art journal.....

Demo Day
Saturday, April 19
Come & Go - 10 am to 4 pm

It's our monthly fun day and really is so much fun...  Lisa's May class schedule will be on display.  You'll get to make something really fun.  We'll have lots of new stuff for you to browse through.  Bring a friend and have fun with us!

Altered Vintage Frame
April 24 & 25

Cute new frame from Prima.....  chipboard letters, "found relatives" and a pocket watch (all from Tim Holtz)....  voila'!  Bring your own picture if Tim's found relatives don't float your boat.  Very fun!

Join us for one or two of these fun classes - aw heck!  take 'em all!  

Paid class fees (required) saves your seat in the class(es) of your choice.  Basic supply kit required and should include pencil, ruler, scissors, sponge, tweezers, exacto knife, small cutting mat, 2 way tape or glue, heat gun, embossing pad, black ink pad, bone folder, non-stick craft mat and anything you can't craft without.

That's it for now.....  Until next post..... Happy Creatin'!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Special April Workshops

Stephanie Ackerman
April 11 & 12

I am so please to be welcoming Stephanie Ackerman back for another round of exciting workshops.  Stephanie was such a joy last year that I just couldn't wait to have her back again.  Here's what she'll be teaching next month....

A Whole New Doodle
Friday, April 11
10 am to 1 pm

Revamped and even better than before!  If you want to learn how to doodle the Homegrown Hospitality way, this is the class for you.  You will learn the basics of doodle lettering by creating in your own composition style "doodle" book.  Then you'll learn how to add details and dimensions using doodle borders, boxes & scallops.  This is just plain fun!

52 Card Pick {Me} Up
Friday, April 11
3 pm to 6 pm

Stephanie taught the 2013 version here last year and this year brings her 2014 version to the table.  It's a whole new ball game.  You will take a deck of playing cards and create cards using a whole new style that will encourage and comfort you or someone else!  I promise you will love, love, love this class.....

Miscellany - Making Art For Art
Part 1
Saturday, April 12
10 am to 1 pm
$75 or $65 without the Gelli Plate

You will spend time playing, experimenting, and creating one of a kind art .  You will use the popular Gelli Arts printing plate, acrylic paints, stencils and more.  If you haven't used a Gelli Plate yet, it's time you jumped in with both hands!  The art you create in this class will be used in Miscellany - Make Art From Art, Part 2 should you decide to take that class.  However, you do not have to take this class to take Part 2.

Miscellany - Make Art from Art
Part 2
Saturday, April 12
3 pm to 6 pm

In this workshop you will spend time with Stephanie creating more art by using the art you created in Miscellany Part 1.  Didn't take that class?  No Problem!  Stephanie will share art from her own stash of art papers.....  Together you will create pieces to use in your Project Life albums, 52 Card Pick Up cards, or just to use making beautiful gifts for friends and family.

Enrollment is now open.  You can call the store at 405-509-5688, email me at, or come by the store.  Enrollments received by phone or email will be billed by PayPal unless you make other arrangements.

Join us for all the fun....  I know you will be glad you did.

That's it for now..... Until next post..... 
Happy Creatin'! 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

2014 March Class Schedule

March 2014

We had a great time Saturday at Demo Day.  It was very laid back and those of you who were able to come by for a visit were welcomed by some fun new supplies from Dina Wakley, Wendy Vecchi, Dyan Reaveley & Tim Holtz.

Lisa has some really lovely cards & projects to teach you in March.....  take a look!

Spring in Bloom Cards
March 6 or 7

You will make 7 beautiful cards suitable for a number of occasions.  Papers used in this class are from Kaisercraft's new Spring Bloom collection and you will go home with a package of ephemera so you can create even more cards.  

Ornate Storage Unit
Sunday, March 9

Tool Box

Lisa created the Ornate Storage Unit and also the Tool Box.  Originally only the Ornate Storage Unit was on the schedule, but interest was so high in the Tool Box, we added it.  Both are now offered on the same day and YOU get to choose which one you want to make.  The Tool Box is a little extra because there are some wooden flourishes and ephemera used on this project that aren't used on the Storage Unit.  Both projects require that you purchase the base kit from the store.

Tulip Time Canvas
March 13 or 14

Simple, yet elegant, this canvas is truly mixed media.  You will use modeling paste, stencils, paint, pan pastels, Pitt brush markers and more.  Promise you will learn a lot of technique in this class!

Demo Day
Saturday, March 15
Come and Go

We really have fun on Demo Day.  We always have a FREE Make-It-Take-It for you and Lisa's new April class schedule will be out.  A lot of new merchandise is due in this month so be sure to bring a friend to help you decide which new items you can't live without.  I know you will want all of it!

10 Quick Note Cards
March 20 or 21

Who doesn't need a collection of note cards?  These are perfect for you or a gift for a friend.  Lisa will show you how to use the new Journal Cards and papers from the Telegraph Road collection by Kaisercraft to create this wonderful set of 10 coordinated note cards.

Blessings Journal
March 27 or 28

A truly beautiful journal just perfect for a photo album filled with journaling or just for recording your special blessing memories.  This book filled with pockets and flaps is made using papers from the Telegraph Road collection by Kaisercraft.  You will have fun creating this journal and even more fun filling it with memories.

That's a heck of a schedule of classes you will want to take! 

Also take note that I will be posting details of the classes Stephanie Ackerman will be teaching in April.  Stephanie taught 2 wonderful classes last year that everyone thoroughly enjoyed.  I know you will want to take advantage of this special event as well!

That's it for now..... Until next post..... 
Happy Creating!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

February 2014 classes

February 2014

Demo Day was such a fun day.  I know I say that every month and it is true...  We always enjoy the day.  We get to see lots of friends, have lots of laughs and even make a few new friends.   AND Lisa always has a new class schedule for the next month.  Here's what she has for you in February!

Valentine Cone
Feb 6 & 7

Features one of the new Cirque stamps by Character Constructions along with a variety of Tim Holtz dies, glitter paper and more!  Simply fabulous!

Cirque Theatre
Sun, Feb 9

Character Constructions just put out the most wonderful "Cirque" collection which Lisa has used in a most creative way.  Join Lisa for an afternoon of absolute Big Top Fun!

Encouraging Hearts
Feb 13 & 14

Oh Em Gee!  I am squealing with delight!  Love hearts!  Love this collection.  You will make 3 hearts and mount each of them on paper collaged wooden blocks.

Demo Day
Saturday, February 15
10 am to 4 pm
come & go

You read it earlier!  It's fun.....  Bring a friend and have a look at Lisa's March class schedule.  You can make a FREE make-it-take-it.  It's a blast!  

Cards X7!
Feb 20 & 21

X7!  That's right!  7 cards you will absolutely love.  Vintage at it's best using Kaisercraft's new Art of Life collection.

Technique Tag Book
Sunday, February 23

New techniques....  add to your existing technique tag books or start a new one!  We have added so many new products in the last year and now is the time to learn how to use them.

Mini Book Play
Feb 27 & 28

Cutest mini book you ever did see!  You get to use ALL the new "Cirque" collection by Character Constructions to create your own unique mini book.

Great collection of classes.  Thanks Lisa!

That's it for now..... Until next post.....
Happy Creatin'!  

Monday, December 23, 2013

January Classes

January 2013

We had a great time Demo Day.  The crazy weather didn't keep us from enjoying the usual fun and my pups, Earl and Karma, enjoyed making a lot of new friends.  You won't normally find them around on Demo Day, so if you have dog issues, don't worry.  This was a rare occasion.

Anyway....  no more stalling.... here is the fabulous class schedule for January!

Valentine Wishes
January 2 & 3rd

No messing around.....  get started on your Valentines right now.  You will enjoy using the newest Valentine stamps from Impression Obsession and paper from the new "Key To My Heart" collection from Kaisercraft.  Great combination.....

Valentine Houses
Jan 9 & 10

Oh My Gosh!  Are these not the cutest little glittery houses you've ever seen?  Lot's of fun so be sure to join in....  Come on!  You know you wanna!

Framed with Love Canvas
Jan 16 & 17

When we were making our Kaisercraft order, Lisa saw this lovely framed paper & knew immediately what to do.  And she has stayed true to her "use the back-side of the canvas" personality once again.  Truly a beautiful piece of art!

Demo Day
Saturday, January 18
10 am to 4 pm

Always fun and always FREE.  Bring a friend and have twice the fun making your FREE Make-it-Take-it  (rumor has it we'll be using some sweet Impression Obsession stamps in this one!)  Lisa will have her February class schedule ready so be sure you stop by for this!

Joanne Sharpe Workshops
January 24 & 25

We are so excited to have Joanne Sharpe teach a group of her fabulous doodling & lettering workshops.  These workshops are filled with more than doodling and lettering....  you will learn all kinds of things about using watercolors and alcohol markers taking your skills to the next level.  For details...  see this blog post

Simple Stencil Canvas Pair
Jan 30 & 31

Simple, yet elegant.  You will learn how to use a 12 x 12 stencil (stencil is yours to keep), modeling paste, paint & stamps to create a wonderful pair of canvases.  Lisa has used a very soft palate of blue/green, but you may use any color that will coordinate with your decor.

Holiday Hours Reminder
We will be closed til January 1st.  Join us on the 1st for a 5 hour clearance sale starting at noon and ending at 5 pm.  There will be a 20% discount storewide (even on already reduced items). 

That's it for now.....  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Until we see you again.....  Happy creatin!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas 2013

Swaps, Demos
the Holidays

Swaps are fabulous as usual.....  Photos will be posted to Facebook tomorrow.  For those of you who participated, thanks!    Swaps will be ready for pick-up tomorrow (Wednesday, the 18th).

Demo Day
Demo Day is Saturday, weather permitting.  We have a lot planned.....  the usual FREE make-it-take-it, Lisa's January class schedule, FREE goodie bags to say "thank you for spending your hard earned dollars with us throughout the year" and SURPRISE.....  a Hero Preview Party!  We will have a good selection of the new 2014 stamps and a few catalogs (none for sale this year).  If the weather causes us to cancel, the back-up plan is to reschedule for New Year's be sure you plan to join us for all the fun.

The Holidays
We will be closed the week of Christmas through New Year's Eve.  To make a long story short, my husband and I are taking our mothers to Phoenix so that we can all have Christmas with our brothers and their families for the first time in nearly 30 years.   So here is how it will go through New Years Day.....

Now through Friday
10 am to 6 pm
Saturday, December 21
10 am to 4 pm
December 22 - December 31

New Year's Day
1 pm to 5 pm
11 am to 5 pm
Demo Day Back-up Plan 

Either way, New Years Day will be fun....  We have some things to move out so new things can come in....  take advantage of the savings and enjoy the start of the New Year!

Joanne Sharpe Classes
The classes being taught by Joanne Sharpe are filling fast.  You can review the schedule here... The Friday classes are already full but please put your name on the wait list.  If one or the other class has enough on the wait list, we may put it on the schedule for Thursday afternoon or evening so don't hesitate to join the wait list.

That's it for now..... Until next post..... Happy Creatin'!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Joanne Sharpe Classes

Joanne Sharpe Teaches

I love inviting well known artists to teach here at My Heart's Fancy.  I've been following Joanne Sharpe for a while and after a little prompting from a few of my favorite people (you know who you are!), I contacted Joanne and she graciously accepted.  If you are not acquainted with Joanne, visit her blog Whimsperations for a little taste of her fun-loving personality.  I must say after speaking with her I was blown away by her down home spirit and true love of teaching what she does so well.  Without further ado, here is what she will be teaching....

Decorative Doodling
Friday, Jan 24 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fee: $60

 After this workshop, you'll be a Doodling Diva!  Learn doodling techniques to create stylized drawings and page decoration for your journals, cards, sketchbooks and mixed media pieces. Explore expressive repetitive line work, organic elements, and whimsical patterning that will inspire and define your own "decorative doodle" style.    You'll experience the fun and therapeutic benefits of artful doodling using 15 techniques with pens and paint in your 6"x8" Visual Journal.  NO EXPERIENCE necessary!  Really! 

Artful Alphabets Tag Book 
and Letter Sampler
Friday, Jan 24 - 1 pm - 7 pm
Fee: $80

It's alphabet soup on paper!  Learn 26 different hand lettering styles using pens, markers, paint and paper to create a tag book.  Create stylized letters based in art and design principles to inspire your own alphabets.  Draw, doodle, color to create your own 6"x9" hand drawn alphabet sampler.

Breathe.  Play.  Make Art
...the "Artful Hearts Journal"
Saturday, Jan 25th - 9 am - 3 pm
Fee:  $85

Create a painted, sculpted, shaped and hand lettered whimsical journal called the "Artful Hearts Journal".  Embrace your care free, adventurous inner art girl to create perfectly imperfect mixed media art.  Loosen up and let your creativity roar on paper to construct a luscious 16 page journal exploring assorted paints, inks, stencils, collage, stamps, textures and lettering.  This invigorating artful play class will have you making art with no abandon, releasing all your grown up art making fears and inhibitions.

Whimsical Drawing Watercolor Books
Saturday, Jan 25th - 4 pm - 7 pm
Fee: $60

Featured in Somerset Studio magazine (Mar/April 2013), you will make your own whimsically illustrated lettering books.  Explore 12 new artful hand lettering styles with a focus on inspirational words and quotes to create these miniature lettering sampler journals.  Be artfully empowered by mastering watercolor art techniques through simple line drawing and painting exercises using dye based markers, liquid watercolors and pan watercolor paint palettes.  Take home two awesome lettering samplers showcasing your personal style and colorful creative confidence.

Enrollment is open now for all of these exciting classes.  You may enroll by email ( or phone (405-509-6788).  Payment of class fees guarantees your seat in class.  Class fees will be billed through PayPal or you may drop by the store to pay with cash, check or credit card. 

Join us for one, two, three or all four classes.  You are certain to leave inspired, encouraged and empowered to create even more art than you ever imagined.

That's it for now..... Until next post..... Happy Creatin'!