Monday, April 20, 2015

Classes - May 2015

May Classes

We always have a great time on Demo Day.  This past Saturday was no exception.  Check out the cool Make-It-Take-It Lisa created for you to make.....

It was made using Stephanie Ackerman's Flowers #5 thinlits/stamp set by Sizzix.  So very cute.  The Jar stamp is from Inkadinkado and stamped exceptionally well on the glasseine mini bag.  Thanks Lisa!  We love it!

Lisa's new class schedule is now on display.  You can sign up by calling or emailing either Lisa or me.  Store phone number is 405-509-6788.

Here is the schedule!

Paula Cheney Workshops
Friday, May 1 & Saturday, May 2

Paula Cheney is coming to teach 3 amazing Project Workshops. There are several spots left in  these classes and I know you will enjoy one or all of them  Details can be found on the "Guest Artist Workshops" blog post. 

Technique Tags Return - Part IV
Thurs, May 7 at 6 pm
Fri, May 8 at10:30 am

It's been a while since Lisa has offered a technique tag class.  Come learn how to do the newest techniques using some of the newest products on the market!

Color Me Happy Cards
Thursday, May 14
10:30 am OR 6 pm

A new collection of "color book" papers inspired this adorable class.  You will create this collection of notecards using a variety of coloring products.  Lisa will show you how to get that watercolor look using Tombow & Distress Markers.  You will also use KAISERfusion Markers on several cards for a more vivid look!

Demo Day
Saturday, May 16
Come & Go from 10 am to 4 pm

Always fun and always FREE!  New class schedule for June will be on display and you will have an exciting Make-it-Take-it to make and take home!  Bring a friend and have even more fun!

If U R Happy & U Know It Album
Thursday, May 21
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Create this fun book filled with pages and pockets that are so bright and cheerful.  You can then fill it with all the happy things that come your way.  Having a bad, sad day?  Grab your "Happy" book and get the lift you need to get your "happy" back!  

Thursday, May 28th
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Lisa has one more class up her sleeve that just didn't quite get finished before Saturday's Demo Day.  Stay tuned for details and price "to be announced" in the next week or two.....

The Little Details:

Class Fees:  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  You can pay by cash, check or credit card (when Lisa is present), or via Paypal.  If you are unable to attend your class, you may gift or sell it to a friend.  Refunds are available only when cancellations are received 2 full days prior to the class. 

Basic Class Kits:  You are required to bring a basic class kit to class.  This kit should include basic paper crafting tools.  If you are new to crafting and have questions, please call and I will be happy to help you gather the simple supplies you need.

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

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Guest Artist Workshops

May 1 and 2nd, 2015

I am very excited to announce that Paula Cheney will be teaching the next workshops to be held at My Heart's Fancy. Paula is the Creative Coordinator for Tim Holtz Brands. If you are not familiar with Paula, run on over to her website, "One Lucky Day". I am very impressed with her creativity using all things Tim and her very broad and complete understanding of all things Ranger! We are very lucky that Paula had a spot in her very busy calendar to come teach these three workshops.

Samples are on display in the Store.

Friday, May 1
4 pm to 8 pm

Have you ever wondered how to mix bright colors with vintage style? In this workshop of experimentation you will learn the basics of Distress including the use of inks and stains for coloring, markers for tinting and stencils for layering. Our final result will be this bright Worn Cover Journal with five collaged pockets of positive messages. Each page can be personalized with color and message so your journal can be your own.

Saturday, May 2
9:30 am - 1 pm

The Collection Folio is the perfect, interactive surface to capture your story. Each folio is constructed with 4 gusseted folding panels and a cascading spine for attaching photos and layers of memorabilia. The folio folds and securely closes with elastic bands, keeping all of your memories safely inside. We will transform this simple foundation using products from idea-ology, Ranger and Sizzix into a cleverly layered book that unfolds to tell your story in a very unique way. Grab your tool kit, pack your apron and get ready to get your hands dirty!

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

From the serene colors to the miniature glass domes, this 6"x 6" Configurations box will capture your heart. Learn how to use distress Paint and Alcohol Ink together to bring the glass and metal pieces, like the new Foundry Frame, to life.  So many techniques and small details like faux soldering to the domes to vintage lace on the dress. This piece is sure to be a keepsake for yourself or someone you love!

Class size is limited to 20. The store will be closed to the public during the workshops in order to provide you with a more enjoyable experience.

You may enroll by email (,
 phone or in person. I am expecting these workshops to fill quickly so do not wait to enroll. Class fees may be paid via Paypal, cash, check or credit card and must be paid within 48 hours of enrollment to hold your seat in class. 

I am looking forward to these workshops. No matter which workshop(s) you choose, you won't be disappointed!

Until next post....  Happy Creatin'!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

April Class Schedule

April 2015
Class Schedule

Our class schedule for April is, in a word - Great!  I know there is something for everyone here.....  Lisa has 5 great classes and Kelley Walker returns with another fun monoprinting class using the Gelli Arts Printing Plate.  Take a look!

Thursday, April 2 - 6 to 8:30 pm
Friday, April 3 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Did you purchase the "Blueprints" die set we used on Demo Day?  Let Lisa show you even more ways to use it!  Perfect for using up the scraps left from other cards or projects!

Thursday, April 9 - 6 to 9 pm
Friday, April 10 - 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Lisa uses the beautiful "Garden Journal" paper from BoBunny to create this beautiful book filled with pockets and journaling cards.  You will make even more of these books after you see how easy it is.

By Kelley Walker

Saturday, April 11
10 am to 4 pm

Kelley loves to mono-print using her Gelli Arts printing plate.  A new art form she has been exploring is creating prayer flags based on a Tibetan tradition.  Using this idea, Kelley show you some fun and interesting ways to print on fabric.  She will even show you how to cut some stencils from your own designs.  Lunch break mid day.

Thursday, April 16 - 6 to 8 pm
Friday, April 17 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Fun! Fun! Fun!  Lisa will guide you through the steps to create this mixed media canvas.  Don't worry about the face..... Lisa will show you the easy way by using one of Dina Wakley's face stamps.  You will be creating a whole wall full of these canvases once you know how easy it is!

10 AM TO 4 PM

A monthly experience we enjoy from start to finish.  Lisa will reveal her class schedule for May, you can take advantage of our FREE Make-It-Take-It, and you can browse our newest selection of art crafting products.  Bring a friend and have double the fun!

Thursday, April 23 - 6 to 8:30 pm
Friday, April 24 - 10:30 am to 1:00 pm

Create 5 beautiful cards from BoBunny's Garden Journal paper.  And these are not just your basic cards either.  Each one has clever opening or fold which creates a very unique card. 

Tuesday, April 28
10:30 am to 12:30 pm 
6 pm to 8 pm

Bright and cheerful!  Make these 4 fun cards using stamps and die cuts from My Favorite Things.  Perfect for any spring or summer occasion!

MAY 1 & 2


CLASS FEES:  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  Cash or checks are accepted in the store.  Paypal can be requested if you are unable to pay in person.  Refunds for class fees (or credit towards a future class) are available for cancellations received 2 business days prior to class.  

BASIC KITS:  Remember you are responsible for bringing a basic kit of supplies to every class you take.  If you are new to classes and don't know what should be included, we will be glad to give you the help you need to get those together.

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

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Class Schedule

MARCH 2015

Ah, now.... we just had a wonderful demo day and Lisa introduced us to a fine collection of classes for March.  Kelley Walker is teaching another one of her wonderful projects and we have a weekend workshop by Nat Kalbach of n*studio. Take a look.  I'll bet there are one or two that will catch your eye.  Then, of course, you call, email or come by to enroll.  You'll be glad you did.

Thurs, March 5th - 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Fri, March 6th - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Ah, now, who doesn't like those little "house" mouses and bunnies?  Oh, you know - you do!  These darling stamps from Stampendous will delight the littlest member of your family cuz you made them with love!  And they are easier than they look - just a little colored pencil, a few layers of paper and you are good to go!

Sat, Mar 7 - 10 am to 6 pm

This class combines two of Kelley's art loves: mono-printing and book binding.  This class was taught in January and is being repeated by demand!  High demand, I tell you!  You will spend the morning "Gelli" printing.  Then after a good break for lunch you will begin creating your portfolio.  It will be filled with pockets and ephemera.  So much fun to create - so much fun to fill!  Grab this opportunity while you can.

Thurs, March 12th - 6 to 9 pm
Fri, March 13 - 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Tote bag by Prima - artwork by YOU!  Let Lisa show you how to create a stunning work of art on a wonderful canvas tote bag.  Lisa supplies the stamps, stencils, papers and more - you supply the tote (available at your favorite art store - My Heart's Fancy).  You will not believe how easy it is to create this masterpiece.

Thurs, March 19th - 6 - 8:30 pm
Fri, March 20 - 10:30 am to 1 pm

When Lisa says "quick and easy" that's just what she means.  Create these beauties in less time than you thought possible.  Use them for Easter or any spring occasion.  

Sat, March 21st - 10 am to 4 pm
Come and Go

If you haven't been to one of our FREE Demo Days, you have missed a lot of fun...  We always have a free Make-It-Take-It (the one above is the most recent one) and the class samples are revealed for the next month's classes.  We always have new supplies for you to browse and sometime we even have a small sale going on.  Be sure to put this day on your calendar and bring your friends!  It's more fun than a barrel of monkeys!

Sunday, March 22nd - 2 pm to 4 pm

Back by request, this apron is so easy to make.  Sorta like the Tote Bag Extraordinaire, Lisa will provide paint, stencils, stamps and more along with the expertise to help you create a one of a kind apron.  Apron incuded....

Thurs, March 26 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Thurs, March 26 - 6 pm to 8 pm

Very cool, very vintage....  altered clock frame by Prima - collage by You.  Let Lisa guide you through the creating of this very interesting altered frame using chipboard, stamps, paints, metal and embellishments.  You will need to purchase the clock (available at My Heart's Fancy).  A fun studio decoration or a great gift for one of your very vintage friends.

I am excited to bring you another guest artist - Nathalie Kalbach of n*Studio.  Nat is bringing us 3 fabulous mixed media workshops.  You can find the details here (Nat Kalbach Workshops blog post). You will want to take advantage of one or all of these!

Remember, you are required to bring your class kit to every class.  If you are new and don't have one, let us know and we will help you put one together.  

Class fees are due at the time of enrollment. You may pay by cash or check in the store or via Paypal if unable to pay in person.   Unpaid enrollments are bumped when classes are full, so don't lose your seat by forgetting to "pony up".

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

Friday, February 6, 2015

New Workshop - guest artist Nat Kalbach



MARCH 27, 28 & 29TH
A year or so ago I was studying the new Stampendous rubber stamp catalog and saw 3 new lucious "texture" stamp sets.  I had to order them right away as they were(are!) intriguing.  They were created from designs by Nathalie Kalbach (who is known simply as Nat) of N*Studio.  If you are unfamiliar with Nat, visit her blog/website N*Studio.  In addition to being an amazing mixed-media artist, she is a Liquitex Ambassador, organizer of Creative Jump Start, stencil designer for Stencil Girl, & stamp designer for Stampendous.

And sooooo.....  she is going to teach these 3 amazing mixed media classes...  check it out!

Friday, MARCH 27
 4 PM to 8 PM

In this monoprinting class you will explore the possibilities of making your own personal mark in your artwork by creating wonderful prints with different tools, stamps, stencils & techniques.  

Learn how to create your own patterned paper which can later be used in art journals, collages, mixed media canvases and all other kinds of paper art.  You will need a Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate (available at My Heart's Fancy if you need one).  Whether you are a new or seasoned monoprinter, this is a great class for you!

Art Journaling
10 AM to 5:30
(with lunch break)

It starts the moment you sit down - an experience that is distinctly art journaling. A quick exhilaration, a sense of control, the art media's surprising responsiveness as if it were simply an extension of you. 

 There is a word for this creative experience: Artvergnugen!  Artvergnugen is what makes your journal a piece of art.  

Join Nathalie for a one-day workshop and play with different art media and supplies.  Learn techniques, tips and tricks to take your art journaling further and turn it into Artvergnugen!

Mixed Media Collage
10 AM to 5:30 PM
(with lunch break)

In this one-day workshop, Nathalie will share her favorite techniques to create background papers using paints, stencils and stamps.    Layered up, it will turn into a fun Mixed Media Collage.  Create a whimsical or abstract focal point, depending on your taste.  

Nat will share her fun and easy peasy collage techniques, talk a bit about composition and make a sticky business turn into a creative new passion for you.

I am really looking forward to this group of workshops.  Nat brings a whole new style to mixed media and I can't wait to learn a whole new way of creating!

ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN!  Want to take all 3 classes?  You will receive a $15 discount if your class fees are paid in full at the time of enrollment (in store) or within 48 hours of receiving your Paypal invoice.  You may enroll by email (, phone (405-509-6788) or in store.  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  Email and phone enrollments will be billed via Paypal (unless other arrangements are made).  In store enrollments may be paid by cash, check or credit card.

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

Saturday, January 17, 2015

A good day, A great class schedule


We had a lovely time today.  We had a wonderful Valentine card Make-It-Take-It and Lisa released a wonderful group of classes for February.  Take a look .... I just know you'll see something that interests you!

Thur, Feb 5th - 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Fri, Feb 6th - 10:30 am to 1 pm

Sizzix released a fabulous heart pocket die and it's just perfect for this sweet project.  Lisa will guide you through the intricacies of this project - just kidding - it only looks intricate, but when Lisa shows you just how easy it is, you'll be ready to make more.

by Kelley Walker
SATURDAY, FEB 7 - 10 am to 5 pm

Kelley - All Day!  Stamp Carving and more!  Create this sweet "explosion" carousel box filled with ephemera, photos and wonderful paper from Crate Paper.  You'll use those sweet stamps you carved to enhance and embellish this sweet project.  You will need a set of carving tools, available from the store.

Thurs, Feb 12 - 6 pm to 9 pm
Fri, Feb 13 - 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

The newest release from Character Constructions - "Adventures in Tea" has arrived and Lisa has created this wonderful set of cards for you to make.  Seriously love, love this class!

Sunday, Feb 15 - 2 pm to 4:30 pm

I'm certainly glad Lisa likes this altered frame from Prima since I accidently doubled my order.   Lot's of fun going on in this project!  I know you will love making it....  You will need to purchase the frame from the store.

Thurs, Feb 19 - 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Fri, Feb 20 - 10:30 am to 1 pm

I am telling you!  I asked for one thing and Lisa came up with something even better!  Quick, easy and fun.  Stephanie Ackerman dies, paint, stencils and one of Dina Wakley's little birds make for a fun, loving canvas you will be glad to give as a gift or keep for yourself.....


We always have a great time on Demo Day.  It's come and go from 10 am to 4 pm.  You always get to Make and Take a little artistic something for FREE.  Lisa's schedule complete with samples is released and you can start enrolling in the class(es) of your choice.  Grab a friend and have twice the fun!  Sometimes there is even a surprise gift or special.

Thurs, Feb 26 - 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Fri, Feb 27 - 10:30 am to 1 pm

Variety is the spice of life - right?  Here is a set of cards covering a variety of occasions.  Various styles - Various supplies - Various occasions!

 Class Kits are required.  Need one?  We can help you put one together.

Class Fees are due at the time of enrollment.  You can pay by cash, check or Lisa can send you a Paypal.

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

Friday, December 26, 2014

January 2015 Classes

Class Schedule
January 2015

Hope you had a Merry Christmas.  With all the holiday happenings, the class photos didn't get taken til today and so the schedule is up just a little bit later than usual.  Forgive me.....  please.

Lisa had a lot more ready than she thought she would so we have a complete schedule for January.  It's bright and cheerful.  Kelley Walker returns with a wonderful portfolio project and Donna Downey will be here the last weekend of the month. (1 spot left in Donna's class....  see details here).

No more blathering!  Here's what's in store for you in January.....

Sunday, Jan 4 - 2 pm to 6 pm

Please don't give up!  If the extra supplies arrive on time, we will have enough for 3 or 4 more people, so please put your name on the wait list.....  that being said, this Perpetual Calendar Book is just the thing for keeping up with the annual events in your life.  There is section for every month where you can write in the name/event and there is a pocket for the cards needed.  Beautiful Graphic 45 paper - "Time to Flourish" has been used to create this wonderful project.

Thurs, Jan 8 - 6 pm to 9 pm
Fri, Jan 9 - 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

We put this on as a surprise extra in December and here's another chance to create this wonderful canvas.  11 x 14 canvas - paint - paper - and more!  A wonderful decoration for January.  It's a cute one you'll enjoy using year after year.

Saturday, Jan 10 - 10 am to 6 pm

Kelley's back with another all-day fun-day class. You'll Gelli print in the morning, take a break for lunch and return to assemble this wonderful portofolio with your printed masterpieces.  Don't have a Gelli Gel Printing Plate?  Kelley has one you can borrow.   I promise you'll have a ton of fun with this one!

Thurs, Jan 15th - 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Fri, Jan 16th - 10:30 am to 1 pm

Fun! Fun! Fun!  Can't say Fun! enough when I think of this group of Valentine cards.  If you haven't tried the KaiserFusion  alcohol markers, you are in for a treat!  Love these markers... These alcohol markers are absolutely one of the best on the market at a fraction of the cost.  You'll be able to purchase 2 for the price of many of the others on the market!

Sat, January 17th
Come and Go - 10 am to 4 pm

We always have a fabulous FREE Make-It-Take-It for you to create.  Lisa will have her class schedule for February with samples on display.  And we strive to have a plethora of new products for you to browse.  Bring a friend and join the fun! 

Tues, Jan 20 - 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Thur, Jan 22 - 10:30 - 1pm

Beautiful and serene.  Soft and romantic.  Madeline paper collection by BoBunny and stamps by Impression Obsession.  You just can't lose with that combination!


January 24 & 25

Donna is bringing her newest 2 day workshop on the road and we are excited to be able to offer it here!  This workshop is amazing and you will learn so many mixed-media techniques.  We have 1 seat left so if you are interested, check out the details on this blog post: "Donna Downey Returns".

Thur, Jan 29th - 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Fri, Jan 30 - 10:30 am to 1 pm

Simple Stories Valentine collection makes this wonderful set of quick and easy notecards.  You are just gonna love 'em and will want to make even more when you see just how easy they really are to create!

Thur, Feb 5th - 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Fri, Feb 6th - 10:30 am to 1 pm

Sizzix released a fabulous heart pocket die and it's just perfect for this sweet project.  Lisa will guide you through the intricacies of this project - just kidding - it only looks intricate, but when Lisa shows you just how easy it is, you'll be ready to make more.

WOW!  That's quite a lot for one month.  I know that there is at least one exciting class for everyone.  Come by or give us a call to enroll in one or more of these fabulous classes.....

Class Kits are required.  Need one?  We can help you put one together.

Class Fees are due at the time of enrollment.  You can pay by cash, check or Lisa can send you a Paypal.

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