Sunday, January 20, 2019

New Class Schedule!


February 2019
Class Schedule

Oh the weather outside was frightful....  but the Demo Day was delightful!  We had a lot of fun visiting with those who braved the cold and the wind.  We made this fun card wich could be used for a Valentine, but clearly would be good for any occasion.  We did sell out of the stamps, but would be happy to order them for you.


Stamps by Impression Obsession

Lisa's class schedule is outstanding....  I am reposting the last class of January just in case you missed the email/blog post about it from last week.

Master Page DIY Art Journal
Thursday, Jan 31st
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$30***



This is the cutest art journal ever....  It's even small enough to carry around in your purse to play in on the go.  Use your Master Page from the Master Page with a Twist class (or any other Master Page class you have taken).  Don't have a master page?  Lisa will be happy to provide a copy of hers for your to use.  The cover is ink jet printed on Ranger's Sticky Back Canvas and you will receive a piece when you sign up.  If you don't have an ink jet printer, Lisa will copy yours.  *** $5 upcharge for either a copy of your paper or Lisa's paper.

Art Journal Saturday
Saturday, February 2
10 am OR 6 pm
$15 materials fee


It's Lisa's turn this month to guide you through the Art Journal page.  It's fun and you'll really enjoy creating your own version...  You bring your journal, we provide almost all the rest!

All Occasion Cards
Thursday, February 7
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$25


Lisa has used Prima's new Midnight Garden paper collection for this card collection.  She is also using a new Word Punch from We R Memory Keepers that allows you to easily create your very own word banners.  She will also be using a variety of dies and stamps from My Favorite Things and Tim Holtz.

Master Page Inspirational Canvas
Thursday, February 14
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$35


Here's another project for your Master Page!  We have started stocking Cradled Wood "canvases" and Lisa has used one to create this really fun project using small bits from one of her Master Pages.  She's included a heart in the hand "clip" and if you prefer, you can tuck a photo in the clip. A unique gift using your own unique paper.  If you don't have a Master Page, Lisa will provide the bits you need from one of hers.


Demo Day
Saturday, February 16
10 am to 4 pm
Come and Go
FREE



FREE Make 'n Take
10 am to 3:30 pm
March Schedule on display and ready for enrollment


Watercolor Cards
Thursday, February 21
10:30 am OR 6 PM
$30


Come play in the class where you will learn a variety of watercolor styles and use a variety of watercolor products.  You'll use Hero Liquid Watercolors, Clean Color Watercolor Markers and Stabilo Woody water soluable pencils.  You'll use new floral stamps from My Favorite Things.  Oh the fun of experimentation!

Floral Whimsey Canvas Trio
Thursday, February 28th
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$40  


You will make three 6x6 canvas that can work alone or together.  You'll use papers, paints, stencils, modeling paste, Oxide Inks and Posca Pens as well as stamps from a brand new collection from RubberMoon Stamps.  You'll practice old and new techniques so be sure to sign up for this one!

Additional Class Details:

CLASS FEES:  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  Lisa takes cash, checks and sends PayPal invoices.  If you are in the store when she is here, she can take credit cards.  Payment of class fees guarantees your enrollment in class.  "Reservations" are not considered confirmed until fees are paid.  If the class reaches capacity, "reservations" are immediately placed on the wait list and can only be added if there is a cancellation.  You will be notified if this occurs.

CLASS KIT:  You are required to bing a kit of basic paper crafting supplies.  If you are new and do not know what to bring, please call or come by and we will help you gather what you need.

There are a lot of great classes this month.  Our classes are so much more than just "assembly" classes.  You learn many techniques and get to try many new products.  I hope you'll join us for one of our many classes!

See you soon and remember to .....

"Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!"




Thursday, January 17, 2019

New Class for January 31


Class Added to January Calendar

Lisa has her last class for this month ready for enrollment.  You can enroll today via email or phone call..... OR you can come to Demo Day Saturday and enroll then!  I love this class and you will too!

Master Page DIY Art Journal
Thursday, January 31
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$30***


Use the Master Page you created in the Master Page with a Twist class or any other Master Page you have created in the past.  The Master Page is copied on an inkjet sticky-backed canvas which is used to create the cover of the art journal. The art journal will have 22 pages of mixed media paper (46 usable surfaces).  The sticky back canvas will be provided so you can make your copy.  ***If you do not have an inkjet printer and need Lisa to copy your Master Page, there will be an additional $5 charge.***

Enrollment is now open for this add-on class.  Call or come by to see the sample and enroll.  

Hope to see you Saturday at Demo Day and remember to.....

"Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!"

Sunday, December 16, 2018

December 15 Demo Day

Demo Day Antics
and
January Class Schedule

We always have a great time on Demo Day.  Saturday was no exception.  We had cookies and this fabulous Make 'n Take designed by Lisa.


Detail is tough to see in this photo.  We used our new line of Pebeo irridescent acrylic paint, the gel plate, Tim Holtz's new Kaleidoscope 3-D Texture Fade, Valentine greetings by My Favorite Things, and a heart stamp created by Art by Marlene for Studio Light.  Here's one more photo showing the detail of the Kaleidoscope Texture Fade....


It was fun visiting with everyone who came by.  Lisa has one more class to add and I'm sure it'll be here just after Christmas.  My Art Journal Saturday sample wasn't quite ready, but it should be out by the end of next week.

With all that said.... here's the January 2019 class schedule!

Sweet Valentines
Thursday, Jan 10
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$30


You'll create 5 sparkly, die cut cards including one of the most requested cards Lisa added to her card classes - the stand up card.  You'll used lots of ultra fine glitter paper, stamps and dies and a brand new paper we now carry called Curious Cosmic in both Gold Ray and Pulsar Red.

Art Journal Saturday
Saturday, January 12
10 am OR 2 pm
$15 material fee


Bring your art journal and join us as we create something new every month.  Lisa and I rotate guiding this fun class where you create exactly what you want using the sample provided.  You can copy or create your own version of the sample.  We provide most of the supplies used to create the sample.  Not only do we have lots of fun, we all teach each other!

Valentine Sussy
Thursday, January 17
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$30


This Valentine is truly a sussy!  What's a "sussy" you ask?  A sussy is a fun way to say surprise.....  and what a surprise this will be when the recipient opens it up!  This "card" opens in unique ways and carries a plethera of unique pockets and places for you to add special Valentine messages. 

Demo Day
Saturday, January 19
10 am to 4 pm
Come and Go
FREE Make 'n Take
10:30 am to 3:30 pm


We offer this FREE event every month (generally on the 3rd Saturday of the month).  We have a FREE Make 'n Take which features a new technique or products.  The class schedule for the following month is on display and you can begin enrolling in the class(es) of your choice immediately.  We often have a good selection of new goods for you to browse so grab a friend and join us for all the fun.

Master Page with a Twist
Thursday, January 24
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$35


Master Page is one of our most popular classes.  Lisa offers it for many of the holiday occasions and then creates a class revolving around your creations.  This month she gives it a new spin with a new kind of black art paper.  It's fun to see how the paints respond differently to the black base.  We love this "twist" a lot......

Class to Come
Thursday, January 31
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Lisa has one more class in the works and this class should be ready to add just after Christmas.  With all the activities of December it is tough to carve out the time to get all the classes ready for January, but trust me, it'll be worth the wait.  

Additional Class Details:

CLASS FEES:  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  Lisa takes cash, checks and sends PayPals.  If you are in the store when she is here, she can take credit cards.  Payment of class fees guarantees your enrollment in class.  "Reservations" are not considered confirmed until fees are paid.  If the class reaches capacity, "reservations" are immediately placed on the wait list and can only be added if there is a cancellation.  You will be notified if this occurs.
CLASS KIT:  You are required to bring a kit of basic paper crafting supplies.  If you are new and do not know what to bring, please call or come by and we will help you gather what you need.

I am really excited about this class schedule.  There is lots of fun to be had and lots to learn.  Our classes are so much more than just "assembly line" classes.  I hope you'll join us for one or more of the classes in January!

See you soon and remember to.....

"Let The Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!"

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018


December 2018
Class Schedule

Demo Day was a blast Saturday.  Lisa's "short" class schedule made it's debut.  While there are only 2 classes, they are both wonderful and I know you'll want to do both of them.  We made a really cute Make 'n Take.  


Image stamps by Tim Holtz - Words by MFT Stamps - Background stamp by Impression Obsession - Striped paper from a mixed pattern 6x6 paper pad by MFT Stamps - Inks by Ranger Ink.

There will be no Art Journal Saturday this month as everyone is way too busy in December.  Check out the 2 classes Lisa has for you and then drop by to enroll!

Vintage Christmas Book & Box
Thursday, December 6
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$35


The Halloween book & box class was such a hit, Lisa added this one using Carta Bella's "Christmas" paper collection.  There are pockets, journaling cards and flaps just perfect for recording your Christmas memories.  This class was so popular on Demo Day, that you will want to enroll as soon as possible.  It will fill quickly!

O Christmas Tree Canvas
Thursday, December 13
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$30


Quick and easy!  You'll use Tim Holtz Christmas Tissue, Simple Stories "Vintage Christmas" paper collection, Distress Stickles glitter and more for this 11"x14" canvas "niche" wall or easel decoration.

Demo Day
December 15
10 am to 4 pm - Come & Go
10 am to 3:30 pm - FREE Make 'n Take
January Class schedule preview

Join us for one of the most fun days of the month.  The Make 'n Take is always FREE.  The class schedule for the next month is on display and ready for enrollment.  And we often have a lot of great new merchandise gathered for you to browse.  Grab a friend and lets have fun!

The Class Fine Print

Class Fees:  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  Lisa takes cash, checks and sends PayPals.  If you are in the store when she is here, she can take credit cards. Payment of class fees guarantees your enrollment in class.  Reservations are not considered confirmed until fees are paid and will be automatically bumped to waiting when class fills.

Class Kit:  You are required to bring a kit of basic paper crafting supplies.  If you are new and do not know what to bring, please call or come by and we will help you gather what you need.

Art Journal Saturday will return next month as well as a plethora of other classes.  We look forward to seeing you in class and remember to .....

"Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!"


Sunday, October 21, 2018

November Class Schedule



November Class Schedule
2018

I wish everyone could come to Demo Day.  That's totally unrealistic, but wouldn't it be crazy fun?  Anyhoo.....  we had fun making this really cute mini paper bag using 2 Tim Holtz Halloween Dies....  We still have a few left and there is time before Halloween to get little "party favors" or "you're a great friend" gifts.....


Lisa's class schedule is outstanding and we have Chris Mack returning to teach how to make those cute fans she made for Lisa and me!  

So here is the schedule..... I promise you'll find a class for you!

Nostalgic Christmas
Thursday, Nov 1
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$30


Love the Christmas paper pad from Tim Holtz and Lisa has used it here with a variety of his 2018 Christmas stamps and dies.  These cards are 5x7 and stunning.  They are quick and easy.

Faux Watercolor Christmas
Thursday, Nov 8
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$30


Penny Black creates a wonderful selection of watercolor images Lisa has learned to use to create these cards using real watercolor.  Faux merely refers to the simple technique that will have you creating masterpieces that look like you are a watercolor artist who has studied for many years.  These cards are beautiful and your friends will be complimenting you on your talent!

Art Journal Saturday
Saturday, Nov 10
10 am OR 2 pm
$15 Materials Fee


Art journaling is a fun, relaxing way to play with products.  It's a way to see how things work together and to work on composition.  Join us as Lisa guides us through the creation of your very own version of this art journal spread.

Fan Making with Chris Mack
Wednesday, Nov 14
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$10


Chris is one of our very talented customers who often brings us wonderful gifts she has made.  The most recent gift was one of these beautiful fans.  One thing led to another and at the request of a few excited students, she agreed to teach this as a class.  You bring 12x12 or 9x12 cardstock to use in making your very own fans.  This is perfect for a master page, favorite scrapbook paper, and marbled or gel printed papers. 


Christmas House Trio
Thursday, Nov 15
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$40


Awesome! Fun!  You'll have a blast creating these decorative houses that are as pretty on the back as they are on the front.  That means they can be dinner table decorations the diner can enjoy no matter when they sit!  

Demo Day
Come and Go
10 am to 4 pm
FREE Make 'n Take from 10 am to 3:30 pm
FREE


Demo Day is one of the most fun days of the month around here.  Lisa's schedule for December will be on display this month (yes, she has a few more up her sleeve).  We will have a fun Make 'n Take (it's always worth the time to come for that!).  Grab a friend and share the fun!

Mixed Media Fold-Over Journal
Tuesday, Nov 20
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$35


Are you addicted to Traveler's Journals?  Lisa has taken 2 fabulous ideas and combined them into one!  You'll create a miniature Master Page and turn it into a sturdy miniature journal using a die from Eileen Hull by Sizzix.  It will hold a pair of mini composition books and a bit of watercolor/art paper for you to create in on the go!  Also makes a great gift.

GR45 "Flutter" Tag Book
Thursday, Nov 29
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$35


Everyone loves a book made using Graphic 45 paper.  Using the newest paper collection called "Flutter", you will create this wonderful tag book that is perfect for photos and memory notes.  There are pockets and mini tags tucked inside!

Class Details

Class Fees:  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  You can pay by cash or check in store or Lisa is happy to send a Paypal invoice.  If she is in the store, she accepts credit cards for her class fees.  Guest Artist fees can be paid to the store by cash, check, credit card and by Paypal if you are unable to come by in person.

Class Kit:  All students are required to bring a kit of basic paper crafting tools.  These are generally things that are difficult to share because when you need it, you need it.  If you don't know what you should have in your kit, give me a call or come by for a list.

That's it for now!  Hope to see you in class soon and remember to ....

"Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!"

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

October Class Schedule


October 2018
Class Schedule

Can you believe September is already more than half over????  I know!  That being said, Lisa has a fabulous class schedule for you in October.  We also have a Halloween/Fall art swap AND JOANNE SHARPE will be here!!!  Yay!  We have a lot going on, right??

'Nuf said!  On to the October class schedule!

Wicked Tombstone
Saturday, September 29
10:30 am to 1:30 pm
$45


Part 1 of a 2 part series (you don't have to take both...hee hee.... but you'll want to), Lisa has taken the Tim Holtz Tombstone Tag and created the best Halloween decoration ever! She'll be teaching a new technique for the background and you'll have a blast working on this project.

Haunted Houses
Saturday, September 29
3 pm to 5:30 pm
$35


Part 2 of the 2 part series (no, you don't have to take part 1!).  Create these 2 adorable haunted houses and display them with your Wicked Tombstone if you took Part 1 of the 2 part series.  So cute and so fun!

Halloween Nightfall Book & Holder
Thursday, Oct 4
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$35


This is the cutest "magazine file" box/photo book you have ever seen.  Perfect for those photos you take of the kiddos on Trick or Treat night!  The book is a simple elastic band book you'll make more than once.  

Colors of Fall
Tuesday, Oct 9
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$25


Fall is right around the corner.  Leaves are falling and the colors are turning.  Come create these cards inspired by the change of seasons. 

Joanne Sharpe Workshops
Friday and Saturday, October 12-13


Our good friend Joanne Sharpe is a regular guest artist.  She loves her Okie peeps and to be truthful, it just wouldn't be a year without a workshop by her!  She'll be teaching 3 wonderful workshops and you can find details in the previous blog post Joanne Sharpe Workshops


Creative Play Book
Thursday, Oct 18
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$30


Distress Oxides, paints, stencils and stamps!  Oh My!  You'll make your own paper and then create this cute book to use as a journal for art or thoughts.  So fun and so easy!

Demo Day
Saturday, Oct 20
10 am to 4 pm - Come and Go
10 am to 3:30 - FREE Make 'n Take


You are invited to preview November's class schedule and make a FREE Make 'n Take.  Bring a friend and have twice as much fun!

Vintage Christmas
Thursday, Oct 25
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$25


Make these beautiful Christmas cards from a wonderful new line of stamps that have a delicate vintage look.  You'll use a variety of papers, inks, techniques, dies and some shimmer and glimmer to make these cards.

Art Journal Saturday
Saturday, Oct 27
10 am OR 2 pm
$15 materials fee


Art journaling without fear or judgement!  The perfect place to learn to spread your wings and take art to the level you've always wanted.  Lisa or I create an art journal page or spread and guide you through the creation of your very own version.  Join us!  All you need is an art journal and a few extra supplies.  We supply the rest!

Class and Workshop Details

Class Fees:  Class and workshop fees are due at the time of enrollment.  Lisa accepts cash, checks and PayPal.  Guest Artist fees can be paid by cash, check, credit card or PayPal to My Heart's Fancy

Basic Supply Kit:  All students are required to bring a kit of basic paper crafting tools for Lisa's classes.  guest Artist students will be required to bring a basic kit of paper crafting and/or art supplies.  Additional supplies are sometimes required and those supplies are generally listed with the workshop descriptions.

As always, if you ever have a question about classes or workshops, don't hesitate to call or come by.  We have a printed list of basic supply kit items here at the store if you are uncertain of what you should include.

I hope you will be able to join us for one of Lisa's classes or one of our Guest Artist Workshops.  See you soon and remember to .....

"Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day"





Friday, September 14, 2018

Joanne Sharpe Workshops

Joanne Sharpe
Watercolor & Alphabet
Workshops

October 12 & 13


I am so excited to announce that Joanne's October workshops are now open for enrollment!  Joanne has been coming to My Heart's Fancy since 2013 to teach her specialty whimsical lettering classes.  Joanne's has a fascination for all things watercolor and now she brings her watercolor made simple classes to us!


"Artful Alphabets on the Road"
Friday, October 12
9:30 am to 1:30 pm
$70


Elevate your personal lettering style with the inspirations from Joanne's new book "Artful Alphabets".  Explore the 55 styles and techniques from the book as inspiration to create an illustrated storybook filled with a personal mantra and favorite quotes.  Enjoy this artful challenge to choose, design and integrate the ideas into making a creative keepsake.  Bring your copy of the book "Artful Alphabets" for Joanne to sign and receive an original artwork bookplate! Please let me know if you would like a copy of Joanne's "Artful Alphabets" book at the time of enrollment and I will order them to arrive for class.

NOTEThis live workshop contains ALL NEW CONTENT and is a compliment to Joanne's online class "Artful Alphabets".

Supplies Students need to bring:
  • favorite watercolor paints
  • #4 round watercolor brush
  • water brush (medium round)
  • 10-12 colorful markers - Tombow or Copic recommended
  • black fine line marker pens (Pitt, Micron, etc)
  • Black Platinum Carbon Ink Pen (fine or extra fine)
  • Composition Book (wide or college ruled)
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Washi tape
Optional Kit may be available. Kit items will include Platinum Carbon Pen, Composition Book and #4 round watercolor brush.  Price to be determined.

Whimsical Watercolor Sketching: "Paint Things"
Friday, October 12
3 pm to 7 pm
$70


Learn to capture the essence and realism of ordinary, simple objects in this comprehensive drawing and painting class in a new sketchbook.  You'll master simple drawing methods to render vignettes and objects with great accuracy using pencil, marker, a permanent ink pen and watercolor paints.  Ideas and techniques presented can be used in everyday sketching and learning practices or travel journaling.  Experiment with drawing objects, page layouts, lettering and compostion to fill yoru new book with beautifully illustrated renditions of you personal memories and life experiences.  Joanne will bring her illustrated sketchbooks for inspiration.  This is a skill that lasts a lifetime!

Supplies students need to bring:
  • New (if possible) 5.5"x8" sketchbook - Stillman & Birn BETA SERIES or Strathmore 500 series soft cover MIXED MEDIA suggested
  • Black Platinum Carbon Pen
  • Favorite Watercolor paints
  • water brush or #4 round watercolor brush
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Tombow Dual Brush marker - color #N75 & #992
  • A FAVORITE OBJCT to draw in class - Joanne suggests a ROSE ROCK for all her Okie friends
Optional Kit may be available.  Items to be included in kit are Stillman & Birn sketchbook, Platinum Carbon Pen & Tombow dual brush markers. Price to be determined.

"The Watercolor Unicorn" 
Painting and Lettering Collage Art
Saturday, October 13
9:30 am to 4:30 pm with 1 hour lunch break
$85


Are you super intrigued with whimsical watercolor painting, but still petrified?  This medium can be really tricky, but fear not!  We won't be painting actual unicorns, but join us to play with your paitns and master the elusive termperament of watercolor and capture that mysterious "Watercolor Unicorn" with Joanne's magical process.  We have the recipe for success with 10 (TEN!) foolproof watercolor techniques for painting piles of simple imagery, lettering and illustrations (like Joanne's flowers, birds, butterflies, backgrounds, nature, etc.) to use in colorful collage wall art, bookmaking, cards and jorunaling.  We'll even draw and paint lettering, so you can take home a chunky, embellished handmade book filled with watercolors and words.  The "Watercolor Unicorn" has landed!

Supplies students need to bring:
  • Your best watercolor paints - suggested brands are Prima Confections and Gansi by Kuretake
  • Watercolor brushes - ROUNDS #4, #8 & #14
  • Tim Holtz detailer waterbrush
  • small sharp scissors to cutting details on heavy papers (Cutterbee, Tonic)
  • Black fine tip waterproof pens by Micron, Pitt or the Platinum Carbon Pen
  • Pencil and eraser
  • PVA Bookbinding glue
  • Pad (or 5 sheets) of 9"x12" 90 lb watercolor paper by Strathmore
Optional Kit may be available.  Kit will include all 3 watercolor brushes, Tim Holtz detailer waterbrush, Micron or Pitt fine tip waterproof pens & 5 sheets of watercolor paper.  Price to be determined.

ALL SUPPLIES REQUIRED WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE IN THE STORE prior to the workshops. Many of these items are normally in stock most of the time.   If you want any of the optional kits, please let me know and I will get a price for you as soon as possible. 


ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN!  Enroll by phone, email or in person please.

Class Fees are due at the time of enrollment.  There are 4 ways to pay: Cash, check, credit card or Paypal. 

I am excited about these classes.  Joanne has great ways of teaching everything she does and you'll really come away feeling empowered to use your watercolors for so many things!