Friday, July 13, 2018

Samantha Carlton is teaching August 11

Samantha Carlton
 Ranger Art Journal Page

August 11
10 am to 12 noon
Supplies included
You bring your art journal

Samantha is one of my favorite local artists.  She often brings her two delightful boys, Liam and Murray in for a visit when she shops for art supplies.  She is a self professed Ranger art junkie and Dina Wakley groupie.  She is known as Scarlton in the art world and can be found on Instagram as scarlyton  (@scarlyton) and I encourage you to follow her.  She posts some awesome stuff. She creates what she calls "intuitive abstract art" because it allows her to step aside from critical thinking and paint from a place of mindfulness,  During the day she is a licensed therapist and enjoys teaching, creating, and reading.  Her art can also be seen on the Ranger Ink Blog.  Her work can be purchased directly through her social media channels. 

Anyhoo, she has another really fun page to teach you and I think you'll enjoy this one as much as the last one.  Here is the sample.

Samantha's class description:

Keeping an art journal can be a great way to express emotions, thoughts, activism and creativity.  Art journaling is perfect for novice and experienced artists because it's flexible, fun and difficult to mess up!  Join me for a creative class where I'll walk you through your own art journal spread.  You'll learn about my process and favorite techniques to help get your creativity flowing.  I'm a Ranger Ink junkie and have provided a list of their materials I used but you're welcome to bring what you have or use the items provided by My Heart's Fancy.  The shop will have many of the supplies available for sampling and purchasing.  You're going to love them!

Supply list:
  • Dina Wakley Media Journal
  • Dina Wakley Media Acrylic paint (cheddar, fuschia, ocean, eggplant, peacock, copper penny, blush)
  • Dina Wakley Media Gesso (white)
  • Dina Wakley Media Washi tape (prints - your choice)
  • Black Ink Pad
  • Dina Wakley Media stamps (Clear scribble & red rubber Silhouetted Women)
  • Dina Wakley Media Stencils (Linking Pattern, Stacked Squares & Dollops)
  • Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks
  • Palette knife
  • Fudeball pen
  • Kraft tag
  • Burlap Scraps (threads and sheets, can substite twine or string)
  • Lace ribbon (or any ribbon)
  • Printed tissue paper
  • Glue or Dina Wakley Media Ultra Thick Gel Medium
  • Favorite quote
ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN!  You can enroll via email (, phone (405-509-6788) or in person at the shop.  The class fee is due at the time of enrollment through the store and can be paid by cash, check or credit card in the store.  You can also pay via Paypal.

I hope you'll take advantage of this unique opportunity to create another guided art journal page from Samantha.  You'll be glad you did and remember to.....

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

Sunday, June 17, 2018

July 2018 Class Schedule

July's Class Schedule!

DEMOnstration Day was a hit!  This FREE Make 'n Take was so much fun to make...

Moroccan Mosaic die by MFT Stamps, Flowering Magnolia stamp/die set by Hero Arts.  Background stamp by Impression Obsession (stamped on white card and shows under pink layer).  Distress Oxides in Abandoned Coral and Twisted Citron.

Lisa's July class schedule debuted and there are 2 fabulous card classes, an outstanding canvas project, and another fun Master Page create class.  I know there is at least one class for you!

We are hosting a Chris Mack marbling event this month.  You can marble a pair of sneakers!

Here is the month of July to come!

Master Page Create
Thursday, July 5th
10:30 am OR 6 PM

Here is another great Master Page class using a new batch of stencils and techniques.  It's bright and happy!  AND you can use your paper in a card class later in the month!

Nature's Beauty Cards
Thursday, July 12
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Kaisercraft's new paper collection called "Anthology" is the base for these 6 beautiful cards.  Come make them and you'll have a lovely group of cards to give or use for any occasion!

Marbling Sneakers with Chris Mack
Saturday, July 14
10 am to 2 pm
$20 for the first pair
$10 for an additional pair

Marbling with Chris has become such a fun event here at My Heart's Fancy.  Chris is a great teacher and loves helping you experience the fun of marbling.  Come let Chris help you marble a pair of your very own sneakers.  You will need a white, pale gray or light tan pair of canvas or nylon running shoes.  Shoes must be brought to the store by July 10th.  She will treat them for the process so if they aren't here by the 10th you will not be able to marble them.

Pathways Canvas
Thursday, July 19
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Create this stunning canvas using a stencil from Stencil Girl.  This canvas is covered with texture, tissues, paints and more.  Frame this piece and you will have all your friends asking who the artist is!

Demo Day
Saturday, July 21
10 am to 4 pm
Come and Go

We always have a FREE Make 'n Take to show you how to use dies, stamps, and inks using a variety of techniques.  Lisa's new class schedule for the next month is available for both preview and enrollment.  Grab a friend and join us for all the fun!

Master Page Create Cards
Thursday, July 26
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$25 using your paper
$30 using a copy of Lisa's paper

Did you take the Master Page Create class?  No?  No worries!  Lisa will provide a copy of hers for you to use.  Create these fabulous cards using pieces cut out from your or Lisa's Master Page.  The cards are fun and so is the process!

Saturday, July 28
10 am OR 2 pm
$15 materials fee

Bring your art journal and let's get artsy!  Lisa or I create a page in our art journal and guide you in the creation of your own version.  We provide most of the supplies and you bring your art journal.  This is the class for you if you want to art journal but don't know where to start.

Additional Class Details:

Class Fees:  Class 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 guest artist descriptions.

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

Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Everyday!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

June 2018 Classes

june 2018
class schedule

I can't believe June is quickly approaching!  Summer is almost here and I, for one, am happy.  I love summer.   Lisa has a great schedule for you in June and I know you'll agree, it's a winner!

Here is the wonderful Make 'n Take we created on DEMOnstration Day Saturday.  It was a big hit!

Dies and sentiment stamp from My Favorite Things.  Background stamps by Tim Holtz. Worn Lipstick Oxide Ink.

And now on to the June Schedule.....

Dina Wakley Workshops
June 1 & 2

As of the publication of this blog post, there are still a limited number of seats available in all three classes.  

Oxide Ink Techniques
Thursday, June 7
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Have you played with the Tim Holtz Oxide Ink Pads yet?  No?  Well here's your chance to make 5 wonderful cards using them.  It's a great way to learn how to use them and to see how versatile they are!

Art Journal Saturday
Saturday, June 9
10 am OR 2 pm
$15 materials fee

It's Lisa's turn to guide you and she has created a wonderful page.  I know it'll be fun and I can't wait to try the techniques.

House of Family History
Thursday, June 14
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Lisa's love for old family photos can clearly be seen in this wonderful project.  Bring old family photos and you'll have your very own Family History keepsake.  Lisa used Tim Holtz's Vintage Paper Dolls, but bring your own and make it personal!

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

Always fun, Always Free.....  Grab a friend and join us for a FREE Make 'n Take and view the July class schedule (complete with samples).  

All Occasion Cards
Thursday, June 21
10:30 am OR 6 pm

You'll create these beautiful cards using stamps and dies from Hero Arts, Penny Black, and more.  A little watercolor and Oxide Inks complete the package.

Gelli Print Playtime
Tuesday, June 26
10:30 OR 6 pm

Want to Gelli print but don't know how?  This is the class for you!  Learn how to make fun prints using paints, stencils and more using the gel print plate.  This is an awesome way to make papers that will have you wanting to make more and more!  AND you can use those papers for the class on Thursday if you sign up!

Gelli Print Box w/Accordion Book
Thursday, June 28
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Even if you didn't take the Gelli Print Playtime class, you can still take this class.  You can bring any papers you like - even copies of your Master Page Create if you have taken that class.  You'll decorate the box using your prints and then create an accordion book that can hold quotes or "photo booth" style pictures.


Saturday, July 14
10 am to 2 pm

Chris is back with a new marbling project.  You can marble a pair of sneakers that will be fun and functional!  You can marble an additional pair for $10.  Details when you sign up.  This class is limited to 16 and will fill fast!  


Class Fees:  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  Lisa can take cash or check.  She will send Paypal invoices if you are unable to come by in person or mail a check.  Any class sponsored by the store can be paid by cash, check or credit card.

Basic Craft Kit:  You are required to bring a kit of basic paper crafting supplies.  This kit includes basic supplies that are difficult to share.  If you are new to classes and need help, give us a call.  We can help you figure out what you need.

So that's the schedule for June.  I hope you'll take one or two and maybe even all of the classes.  You'll have a blast!  You'll make new friends if you haven't been here before and I know you'll be back for more!  Have a great week and remember to.....

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

Sunday, April 22, 2018

May Classes

May 2018 Class Schedule

Are you ready to rock and roll in May?  Lisa's class schedule was presented Saturday on Demo Day.  It is a lovely collection of cards and projects.  We created this sweet birthday card with stamps from Impression Obsession....

We used Clean Color brush markers to color the stamped images and then topped the balloons and packages with clear Wink of Stella.  We sold out of stamps and card packages, but it you want any of them, we'll be happy to order them for you.

Not only do we have a great line up from Lisa this month, Kae Pea from RubberMoon Stamps will be here on the 4th and 5th to teach 3 really great classes.  We have openings so don't be shy about calling to enroll.  I am also happy to announce that I now have all the information for you about Dina Wakley's workshops which is in the previous blog post.  I'll post the link at the end of this schedule. I think you'll agree this month is going to be fabulous!

And now for the line up of May classes....

Thankful, Grateful Book
Tuesday, May 1
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Such a sweet and easy little book.  Papers by Simple Stories.  After you have made this book, you'll be ready to make more at a moment's notice when time is short!

RubberMoon Workshops
with Kae Pea
Friday, May 4 & Saturday, May 6

Kae Pea (aka Kristin Powers) is the owner of RubberMoon Stamps.  She is teaching 3 fun classes for us and I think you will enjoy one or all. It's not too late to enroll....  we have spots available in all 3! See the details HERE on the RubberMoon Workshops blog post.

Spring Is Here Cards
Thursday, May 10
10:30 am OR 6 PM

Beautiful oversized 5x7 cards created from Carta Bella's Spring Market paper collection. Your friends will mistake them for "store bought" and be so envious of your talent when they learn you made them!

Man Cards at Last!
Thursday, May 17
10:30 am OR 6 pm

New stamps from Tim Holtz and new dies from Graphic 45 have been teamed up to create this manly group of cards.  A wonderful collection that can be used for any manly event you may have!

Demo Day
Saturdy, May 19
10 am to 4 pm
Come and Go

Every month we hold a FREE come and go DEMOnstration Day event.  We have a FREE Make 'n Take and the new class schedule for the next month is on display and ready for enrollment.  Grab a friend and join us for this fun get together!

Spring Market Mini Book
Thursday, May 24
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Awesome mini book of pockets and tags is perfect to hold your spring memories!  Spring Market papers by Carta Bella.  This one is small, but after you have made it, you'll be able to make more in any size you want!

Memorial Day Weekend
May 25-28

Vintage Vignette
Tuesday, May 29
10:30 am OR 6 pm

It's been a while since Lisa has done a project like this one.  I think it's such a fun project.  Lisa has used some of the vintage Paper Dolls by Tim Holtz, but you can customize it for yourself by using a family photo of your very own.  


Dina Wakley is returning to teach 3 wonderful mixed media classes.  If you're an avid art journaler or an aspiring artist, you'll want to join us for one or all of these wonderful workshops.  Dina has a relaxed way of teaching you many ways to create art and we are happy to welcome her back.  You can find details HERE on the Dina Wakley Returns blog post.

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 available 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!"

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Dina Wakley Returns Again!

Dina Wakley Returns
June 1 & 2

One of our favorite guest artists is Dina Wakley.  Dina has been teaching here almost every year since 2012 and we are always treated to lots of fun and laughter when she is around.  This year she will be teaching 3 wonderful workshops that will stretch your creativity in new ways.  Her catch phrases "Oops, Oh Well!" and "the answer is yes" are famous and we never get tired of hearing them.  I hope you will join us this year for one, two or all three of the following workshops.

Abstract Flower Painting
Friday, June 1
9 am to 12 noon

Dina has recently started painting fun, abstract flowers and she wants to paint them with you!  She'll show you how she paints many different flowers and depending on how much class time we have, we will create journal pages and paintings that show off our skills!

Please bring: A basic kit paper crafting kit and your art journal

Joy of Scribbling and Coloring
Friday, June 1
2 pm to 5 pm

Who doesn't love to scribble and color!  Join Dina as we use the Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks to make backgrounds and also to color images, draw and make interesting marks.  This class is chock full of scribbly, colorful techniques for all your mixed media play!

Please bring:  A basic paper crafting kit and your art journal

Painted Paper Collage Surprise
Saturday, June 2
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Join Dina as we make painted papers and pool them together to create representational collages.  We'll create interesting textures and marks on many different substrates.  Then we will pool our papers to make collages of faces, birds, flowers....even abstract works!  We'll talk about composition fundamentals and also strive for interesting and unexpected elements that surprise and delight.  This is a fun day of acrylic techniques and play.

Please bring: a basic paper crafting kit and your art journal

ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN  You may enroll by phone, email or in person.  Workshop fees are due at the time of enrollment.  You may pay by cash, check, credit card (in person only) or via Paypal.

FULL MEAL DEAL.....  Enroll in all three workshops by Monday, April 30th and receive a $15 discount.  Workshop fees must be paid in full by May 2 to receive the Full Meal Deal discount.

I hope you will join us for one or all of these wonderful workshops.  We always enjoy Dina's relaxed style of teaching and learn so many tips and techniques.

See you soon and remember to .....

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

Sunday, March 18, 2018

April 2018 Classes


We had a wonderful Demo Day Saturday.  The first 20 people in the door wearing green received a sweet gift!  And we created this beautiful card to remind us that perfect love is greater than anything we can imagine!

We have a lot going on this month. We have guest artist Nathalie Kalbach and as always, Lisa has created some delicious classes for you. Take a look at the schedule and then give us a call to enroll in the class(es) of your choice!

Master Page Create - Spring
Tuesday, April 3
10:30 am OR 6 pm

This is one of our most popular classes ever and is once again repeated by demand.  You will create a large "master page" background on Bristol or Watercolor Paper which can then be copied to use in a plethora of other projects.  No experience needed and most all supplies provided.

Splash of Color
with Nathalie Kalbach
Fri, April 6-8

Create your very own unique 40 page (80 surfaces for art) art journal from scratch to finish.  Learn amazing techniques for creating art journal pages from Nathalie.  90% of the supplies are provided by Nathalie and My Heart's Fancy.  This workshop will be a small intimate class with lots of individual attention.  There are a few spaces still available so enroll today.  Click HERE to read the details!

Giant Inspire Tag
Thursday, April 12
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Awesome mixed media tag made from a medium ThickBoard Tag by Tim Holtz.  You will use paint, stencils, texture paste, dies and Kraft-Tex to create this unique work of art.  Learn new techniques in this class!

Master Page Cards
Thursday, April 19th
10:30 am or 6 PM

You will use a Master Page Create copy to create these whimsical cards.  Didn't take the Master Page Create class?  Not to worry.... for an additional $5, Lisa will supply a copy of her Master Page Create for you to use.  

Demo Day
Saturday, April 21
10 am to 4 pm
Come and Go

Come view the new May Class Schedule complete with samples AND create a FREE Make 'n Take.  You can enroll in the May classes on the spot.  Grab a friend and share the fun.  

10 Quick Notecards
Thursday, April 26
10:30 am OR 6 pm

You can never have enough notecards!  Who doesn't need one to throw into a last minute gift or to send to a friend who just needs a gentle lift?!  You will use the beautiful "Welcome Spring" paper collection by Simple Stories to create 10 cards that will be just perfect for any occasion.

Art Journal Saturday
Saturday, April 28
10 am OR 2 pm
$15 materials fee

You bring your art journal (and maybe 1 or 2 other things) and we provide the supplies!  A guided mini "workshop", Lisa or Maura will show you how they created the featured page.  No two artists will create the same page but we will all have fun in the process!

Thankful, Grateful Book
Tuesday, May 1
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Have you wanted to create a small book but just didn't think you could?  Let Lisa help you create this "no fuss assembly" book in just a short period of time!  This lovely book was created using another of the wonderful paper collections by Simple Stories called "I AM".  You will enjoy the process and want to make many more.

COMING MAY 4-5 - RUBBERMOON WORKSHOPS with KAE PEA!  Click HERE to read the details!


Class Fees:  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  You may pay in person by cash or check.  Credit card payments are accepted for Art Journal Saturday and Guest Artist Workshops only.  Paypal invoices will be sent for those unable to pay in person.

Basic Supplies Kit: You are required to bring a kit of basic paper crafting supplies to every class you attend.  The supplies include small scissors, paper trimmer, small craft knife, cutting mat, non-stick craft sheet, heat tool, ruler, tweezers, Black ink pad, embossing ink pad, wet and dry adhesives, sponges, pencil and bone folder.  Additional supplies you find important in crafting may be included as well.

Cancellation Policy:  Refunds or Class Credits are available for cancellations received 2 full business days prior to class or workshop.  Guest Artist workshops cancellations vary by the workshop and is normally 7 to 10 days prior to the workshop.  All classes may be gifted or sold to a friend if you are unable to attend any class or workshop.

That's it for now!  I hope you will join us for one or more classes.  If you have questions, just give us a call (405-509-6788).  And always remember to.....

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

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

RubberMoon Workshops

Kae Pea
RubberMoon Art Stamps
May 4 & 5

I am so excited to announce that Kristin Powers (aka Kae Pea) from RubberMoon Art Stamps will be offering 3 fun workshops.  I know you are going to love Kae Pea and these wonderful classes.

We were introduced to RubberMoon Art Stamps by Nathalie Kalbach (who is teaching her amazing Splash of Color Workshop in April - details HERE).  The quality of these stamps is outstanding and we are so glad we have begun to carry this line in the store.  

A little bit about Kae Pea.....  she is a self taught artist who went on to earn a BFA in Studio Art from Maryville University in St. Louis.  In 2012 she took over RubberMoon Art Stamps.  You can read more about Kae Pea HERE.  You'll see she knows her stuff!

On to the workshop classes!

"Strip Club"
Friday, May 4
9 am to 1 pm

In this fun class Kae Pea will show you how to take strips of recycled papers, discarded art projects, magazines, and other fun things from your artsy stash and use them to create something new and fabulous.... a miniture tabletop plant stand, backgrounds on panels and cavasses, greeting cards and more!  The possibilities are truly endless.  You will create at least 2 projects by the end of this class and have more strips to take home to use later.  Kae Pea provides all the supplies you will need to create a small plant stand and journal page.  Supplies include a variety of RubberMoon stamps, paint, canvas, glue, and more.

Supplies you need to bring:
  • Personal paper trimmer
  • Variety of papers... old scrapbook papers, magazine pages, backgrounds you haven't used, etc. 
Painting by Moonlight
Friday, May 4
3 pm to 7 pm

Use a variety of RubberMoon stamps and Moonlight Duo Tint & Hue ink pads to create wonderfully luminous layered works of art on Clayboard.  Kae Pea will show you how she creates texture and movement with just a few supplies.  You will leave with 3 completed pieces!  Kae Pea supplies everything!

Whimsey Watercolor Workshop
Saturday, May 5
9 am to 4:30 pm 
(includes 1 hr break for lunch)

Kae Pea will teach a variety of watercolor techniques including wax resist, pattern stamping and color blocking to make fabulous backgrounds.  She will address using different substrates and papers, including absorbent grounds and aquabord.  By the end of the workshop you will have several beautiful cards to take home and pieces to frame!  All materials provided except for watercolor paints and brushes.

Supplies you need to bring:
  • Watercolor paints - Pan (cake) watercolor (Prima, Koi, Peerless) or Tube watercolors (Holbein, Windsor-Newton, Koi)
  • Watercolor brushes - Round #6, #8 or #10
I am very excited about these classes.  I hope you will join me for one or all of them!



CLASS FEES are due at the time of enrollment.  You may pay with cash, check, credit card or Paypal.

TO ENROLL call 405-509-6788, email or visit the store.

I look forward to hearing from you and remember to .....

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