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.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Class Schedule & Christmas Hours

House Happenings

Hope you are ready for Christmas.  There are still a few things to do, but all in all, it's going to be a good one.   I am thankful that my husband and I will be spending Christmas together with both our mothers in one house on Christmas for the first time ever.  That's pretty special.  

Here is the schedule for the week:

Tuesday: 10 am to 6 pm
Wednesday: 10 am to 6 pm
Thursday and Friday: Closed for the Holiday
Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm

There will be an "after Christmas" sale starting on Saturday.  I know quite a few of you will be getting gift certificates for Christmas so plan to spend them on the bargains.  The sale will run through next week.

And NOW for the.....

January class schedule!

Whimsy Delight Canvas
Thursday, January 7
10:30 am OR 6 pm

How cute is this canvas!  Let Lisa show you how easy it is to create on top of a black canvas.  Perfect for Valentine decorations!

"Be Mine" Valentine Cards
Thursday, January 14
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Cute stamps by Lindsay Ostrum by Impression Obsession make these cards dang cute.....  One card even features a pull out girl just for the fun of it!  

Hearts Hearts Hearts
Thursday January 21
10:30 am OR 6 pm

You will make 6 cards (I know, there are only 5 in the picture) using hearts as the theme.  A wonderful variety of ways to create Valentines.

Demo Day
Saturday, January 23
10 am to 4 pm - Come and Go

We always have a good time on Demo Day.  There are lots of new goodies to browse and the Make 'n Take is FREE.  Lisa will have her class schedule for February on display and you can begin enrolling immediately.  Bring a friend and share the fun!

Pop-Up Valentine Boxes
Thursday, January 28
10:30 am OR 6 pm

You will make a large and a mini pop-up box card in this class.  Pictured is the larger of the boxes.  Both cards will fold up for mailing and the people who receive them will be delighted!

Class Kits:  You are responsible for bringing a kit of basic supplies to every class.  If you are new to classes and need help gathering supplies, just call or come by and we will help get it together.

Class Fees:  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  You may pay by check, cash, Paypal or by credit card when Lisa is present in the store.

That's it for now...  until next time, Happy Creatin'!


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Class Schedule

December 2015
Class Schedule

What a fun Demo Day we had on Sunday.  In spite of having postponed it from Saturday to Sunday due to the weather, we had fun.  We missed you if you were unable to attend.  I know many were without power and some of you were stranded by tree debris.  But know that we were thinking of you, missing you, and praying for solutions if you were one of the many with ice issues.

Lisa created this really cute "treat" bag with dies and a stamp set from My Favorite Things.....  

Seriously cute and useful!  Like that cute gift tag you can make with the die set too!  We sold out of stamps and dies, but will have more in late next week if possible.

Here are the classes for December!

Notecards from Santa
Thursday, Dec 3
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Gotta love that Simple Stories collection called Claus & Co.  Here is one more really cute idea for the collection.  You will make 10 notecards and go home with scraps for 6 more!

Birthday Card Gift Pack
Thursday, Dec 10
10:30 am OR 6 pm

A really beautiful gift for the person who is always in need of Birthday cards.  This photo does not do justice to this class.  You will make 4 cards and a portfolio to hold the cards and envelopes.  Papers from the Genevieve collection by BoBunny.

Christmas Matchboxes
Thursday, December 17
10:30 OR 6 pm

Seriously, who doesn't need one last ornament or tiny gift box?!  This set of matchboxes are made from a wonderful die by Sizzix for Tim Holtz.  The papers are from the wonderful Christmastide collection by Authentique.  These boxes are large enough for a small piece of jewelry or a folded $100 bill!  Hope I get one!

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

Last Demo Day of the year but not the least!  Join us for the release of Lisa's January 2016 schedule, a FREE Make 'n Take, and a whole lot of fun!  We hope to have a nice selection of new stamps for Valentine's and are planning a wonderful Valentine themed Make 'n Take.  

Class Kits:  You are responsible for bringing a kit of basic supplies to each class.  All other supplies are provided.  If you are new and need help gathering the supplies, give us a call and we will be glad to help.

Class Fees:  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  You may pay by cash or check in the store.  You may pay by credit card when Lisa is in the store.  If you enroll by email or phone, Lisa will be happy to send a Paypal invoice.

That's it for now.  Hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

November Classes

Class Schedule
November 2015

We had a truly fun Demo Day last Saturday.  Here's the Make 'n Take we created using dies and stamps from My Favorite Things.

We still have supplies available for purchase to create this sweet card.  It's simple, it's cute, and your friends will love any cards you create using the supplies!

Class Schedule

Lisa has got an amazing schedule out for November.  I know there is something here you will enjoy.  Remember you can call, email or come by to enroll.  Check it out!

All About Fall
Thursday, November 5th
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Leaves are falling and the air is getting crisp.  It's time to create those wonderful fall cards you are going to need.  You will use a variety of stamps from Penny Black, Hero Arts, BLine Designs and Impression Obsession.  Lots of different techniques, too!

Under the Mistletoe Canvas
Sunday, November 8
2 pm

You will love making this cute whack-a-doodle winter canvas using Tim Holtz's Bird Crazy and Dyan Reaveley Christmas stamps.  So fun and clever!

Whimsy Christmas
Thursday, Nov 12
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Water coloring and Stampingbella!  You will have a ton of fun creating these whimsical Christmas cards.  So darn cute!

Christmas Memories Box
Thursday, Nov 19
10:30 am OR 6 pm

One of the sweetest memory boxes I've seen.  Inside nestles a little accordion card to hold photos and keepsakes of the season to come.  Papers by Simple Stories.  Creativity by Lisa!

Quick and Easy Christmas Cards
Tuesday, Nov 24
10:30 am OR 6 pm

So elegant and so simple.  Learn simple inking techniques to create a variety of beautiful effects.  Absolutely stunning!

Demo Day
Saturday, Nov 28
10 am to 4 pm
Come and Go

It's the Saturday after Thanksgiving and I can't think of a better way to avoid the crazy shopping crowds than spending a bit of time with us creating our FREE Make 'n Take.  Lisa will release her class schedule for December and, of course, there will be new goodies to browse and buy.  Remember to leave us your Christmas wish list while you're here so we can tell all your friends and family what you want.  Bring a friend and have twice the fun!

That's the schedule.  Lisa and I know there is something here for you so don't hesitate to call, email or come by to enroll in the class(es) of your choice!

Class Fees - Class fees are due when you enroll in a class.  You can pay for your class(es) by cash, check, and PayPal. You may use a credit card on Demo Day or when Lisa is present in the store. 

Class Kits - Everyone is expected to bring a basic kit of supplies to any class taken.  It includes basic paper crafting supplies such as scissors, glue, tape, bone folder, non-stick craft sheet, heat tool, black ink pad, embossing ink pad, pencil and eraser.  If you need help gathering supplies, let us know and we will help you make sure you have just what you need.   

Friday, October 9, 2015

Halloween Swap 2015

Join us for a fun......

Fall/Halloween Greeting Card Swap

For the first time ever, we are swapping greeting cards.  Create 10 Fall or Halloween cards to swap with others.  You can create any size and use any materials you wish.  Be sure to include envelopes with your swaps.  I will swap them, photo them and post them on Facebook so you can see all the cards submitted.  There is no cost to participate and no reservation required.  

Turn in your swaps by 4 pm on October 17th.  If you cannot drop them off personally on or before Saturday, you can mail them to me.  Just make sure they arrive here by Tuesday, the 20th.

Pick-up date:  Saturday, Oct 24th - Demo Day!

Not local?  No problem.  Mail them so they arrive by Tuesday, October 20th and you can be included.  I will return them to you by mail (just include a mailing label and I'll send your swaps back at no cost).  

Have fun!  

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

October 2015 Classes

October Classes
Demo Day

We had a lovely Demo Day on Saturday.  Lots of new things came in for everyone to browse.  Check out the really cute Free Make 'n Take Impression Obsession provided for us!

So fun for fall!  Lisa's October schedule was revealed and there are lovely selections for you to pick.  The schedule is short one class (there were some unexpected happenings for Lisa).  We will reveal that class in the next week or so.

Here is what we have for you in October!

Blessing Book - $45
Tuesday, Oct 6
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Thanksgiving is about being thankful for all that has been given to us.  Write your "thankful memories" and place pictures on the tags that fill this unique book of pockets.

Vintage Christmas Cards - $25
Thursday, Oct 15th
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Never too early to start on Christmas Cards!  Here is a classic collection of cards made from Tim Holtz papers and stamps from both Tim Holtz and Hero Arts.

House Mouse Xmas - $25
Tuesday, Oct 20th
10:30 am OR 6 pm

House Mouse fans!  Here is a really cute set of cards made from some of the newest House Mouse stamps.  Lovely papers from Basic Grey.

Saturday, Oct 24th
10 am to 4 pm
Come and Go

We always have a good time on Demo Day.  There is a FREE Make 'n Take, new goodies to browse and Lisa's new class schedule for the next month is revealed.  Bring a friend, cuz, you know, it's always more fun with a friend!

Vintage Christmas Vignette - $35
Thursday, Oct 29th
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Need new Christmas decorations?  Here's a beauty!  Box from Graphic 45 - everything else is Tim Holtz.  

Fall Cards - TBA
Thursday, November 5th
10:30 am OR 6 pm

We'll have a photo and more information in the next week or so for this class so "Stay Tuned".

CLASS FEES:  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  You may pay by Paypal, check or cash.  If Lisa is present when you enroll, she can take your credit cards.

CLASS KIT:  A class kit is required for all classes.  If you are new and need a list of what's necessary, give us a call or come by and we will help you get it together.

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