Sunday, May 17, 2015

2015 Classes

June 2015

We had a really lovely Demo Day on Saturday.  Thank you to all who came by and enjoyed Lisa's sweet Make-it-Take-it. 

Here is June's class schedule.  Lisa has put out a wonderful group of cards and projects.  Joanne Sharpe will be here teaching 3 fabulous classes.  There is something here for everyone.  Check it out!

God's Nature Shadow
Thurs May 28th
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Here is an older class that so many have requested be taught again.  Beautiful stamps, papers and some fun techniques are combined to make a wonderful keepsake.

Take Flight & Find Joy Cards
Thurs, June 4 - 6 pm
Friday, June 5 - 10:30 am

New stamps from B Line Designs inspired this wonderful set of cards.  You will also enjoy using Authentique collection of papers called "Beauty."

Mini Book in a Box
Tues, June 9th
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Sizzix created a new die for Stephanie Ackerman.  It is just perfect for this little project. You will create a tiny book to fit in the atc box made from the die and use papers from the Tim Holtz Wallpaper paper pad.

Joanne Sharpe Workshops
June 12 & 13

Our good friend, Joanne Sharpe is returning to teach 3 really fun classes.  You can find the details on the Joanne Sharpe Workshops blog (click on Joanne's name to go to the post.)  There are a few spots left so don't wait!

Poppy Inspired Canvas
Thursday, June 18
10:30 am OR 6 pm

This canvas was inspired by Vicky Papaioannou, an artist for Penny Black Stamps.  You will enjoy learning how to create a 3D effect using the beautiful Penny Black Poppy stamp.

June 20
10 am to 4 pm

We always have fun on Demo Day.  It is a time to visit with old and new friends.  Lisa always creates a FREE Make-It-Take-It for you to make.  The class samples for July will be on display and you can start signing up for the classes of your choice.  

Let's Flock Together Cards
Thurs, June 25
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Ok, who doesn't love those Bird Crazy stamps by Tim Holtz?  I can't think of anyone!  Make these silly, funny, creative cards Lisa designed.  You will be laughing so hard you'll be crying.  Stinkin' Cute!

Class Fees:  Class fees are due at the time you enroll in class.  If you cannot attend your class, you may gift or sell your spot to a friend.  Refunds for any class taught by Lisa are available for cancellations received 2 full business days prior to class. 

Class Kits:  Remember, you are responsible for bringing your basic class kit.  If you are new to classes and need help, give us a call and we'll help you get your supplies together.  

That does it for now!  Until next post, Happy Creatin'!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Joanne Sharpe


June 12 & 13

Our good friend, Joanne Sharpe is coming back to teach 3 NEW classes.  That's right!  NEW classes.  Joanne recently taught these 3 new classes for the first time at Whim-so-doodle in St. Pete, FL to a sell out crowd.  I know there is a class here for you and if you are excited enough to take all three, there is an Earlybird discount of $15 when you sign up and pay by May 21st!  Without further ado, here is what Joanne will teach.....  Sample Boards ARE on display in the store.

9 AM TO 1 PM

Grow your lettering skills with this drawing and coloring workshop creating new, fun and funky hand drawn and painted letter forms and alphabets.  Joanne will teach you new methods, tips and techniques to design a full alphabet in class.  Take home sample handouts, knowledge and process ideas to inspire hundreds more!  We'll explore FIFTY alphabets and coloring techniques to create a finished inspirational art piece illustrating your favorite quote or verse.  Bring 2-3 of your favorite quotes to choose from for the project.  No drawing expertise required.  Joanne will give you the magic powers!

supplies needed:  Composition book (grid or ruled), glue stick, pencil, eraser, black permanent fine tip pens (Micron, Zig, or Pitt), colored pencils, waterbrush, watercolor pan sets, 4-5 acrylic paints in your favorite colors, white acrylic paint, 2-3 Dylusions paint, 9x12 Strathmore Bristol paper pad, round watercolor paintbrush (#2, 3 or 4).

3 PM TO 7 PM

Create your very own "sketchbook" masterpiece on fabric with colorful paints, dyes and doodle stitching with fibers.  Let loose making realistic, abstract or whimsical drawings of nature, landscapes and organic shapes with paint and dye on fabric.  The simple drawings of your own designs will be embellished with 6 basic embroidery stitches that add texture and dimension to this mixed media art piece.  Get into the "zen of threads" learning about the variety of decorative embroidery fibers while making a really special piece of art that combines several techniques.  Enjoy the stitching bliss in this totally relaxing art experience.  The finished piece can be transformed into a wall art piece, or sewn into a bag or pillow as a gorgeous focal image.  Joanne will have you in stitches in the art zone!

supplies needed:  Muslin fabric (1/2 yd prewashed natural color), assorted chenille needles set, 10-12 small skeins of DMC #8 or #5 perle cotton in your favorite colors, watercolor paint set and waterbrush, Dye-Na-Flow paints by Jacquard in magenta, turquoise and yellow, #8 round watercolor brush, 5" wood or plastic embroidery hoop for stitching, small embroidery scissors.  Instructor will provide some additional sample threads for student use.

9 AM TO 1 PM

Make mini art illustrations of your most inspiring quotes, words or scripture verses to tuck inside the pockets and compartments of your Project Life style pages.  Learn simple paint and collage techniques to create an entire album of little tiny art treasures.  This is the perfect art journaling process that will inspire, encourage and fill your creative appetite when you just have teeny bits of time to make art.  Explore and try "whimsical calligraphy", Joanne's italic calligraphy lettering with a playful twist and casual spin.  You'll leave class with at least 15 colorful art and lettering samples to fill your album pages.

supplies needed: Any size We R Memory Keepers album with 10 vinyl compartment pages (Project Life style), scissors, glue stick, Tombow markers and/or watercolor pan paints, waterbrush, Pilot parallel pen (orange cap - 2.4mm size) with black ink cartridges, several of your assorted tips and sizes of black permanent pens and markers, Signo white gel pen and a Strathmore Visual Journal - 90 lb watercolor (5x8 size).

ENROLLMENT INFORMATION:  Enrollment is NOW OPEN!  You may enroll by email (, phone (405-509-6788), or visit the store.  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  Phone and email enrollments will be billed via Paypal.  EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT:  If you enroll in all 3 classes and pay your class fees by May 21st, you will receive a $15 discount.  

SUPPLIES INFORMATION:  The supplies you need to bring to each class is listed above with the class descriptions.  Most supplies requested are or will be available at My Heart's Fancy.  I am currently trying to source some of the supplies to be "kitted" for the Sketch, Paint & Doodle Stitch class.  If I am able to do so, the price and supplies included in these kits will be available by May 15th.  If you are interested in the kit, please let me know when you enroll so I can get that information to you as soon as it is available.

I know these classes are gonna make your day.  Joanne's creative energy is positively inspiring and you will go home feeling energized.  Join us for this fabulous experience!

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'!