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'!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

December Doings

What's Happening
in the House
This Week

Wow!  This is the last weekend before Christmas!  Kinda gives ya pause, doesn't it?  As I wrote that I almost went down the rabbit trail of "where does that phrase come from?", but we don't have time for that - HaHa!  So here's what's going on this week.....

Demo Day
Saturday - 10 am to 4pm

Yep, we are going to have it Saturday.  You know we have fun.  We have a wonderful Make-It-Take-It from Impression Obsession.  It's really sweet.  Lisa is hard at work on her class schedule for January.  Since Valentine goodies are just now coming out, it'll be a partial schedule.  She'll have more for you right after the 1st (I think).  Select Christmas items will be 50% OFF beginning Saturday.  AND there will be a small gift with every purchase.   Oh, I see that I have forgotten to tell you that I will have my Kuerig here so you can have hot chocolate, cappuccino, coffee and hot apple cider.  Now you know!  Grab a friend and let's have one last fling for 2014.  We think you'll enjoy it.


No, it's not in yet, but Catherine is just about ready to reveal all.....  Hoping to have a flyer so you can special order Saturday, but it's not here yet.  We have, however, given her our initial order so we can have it here as soon as it is available to ship.

One of Catherine's good friends is sponsoring a "Tea for 2" Character Construction swap.  I'll have details for you to pick up on Saturday if you want to participate (you do need to register to participate).  In the mean time you can check out the Pinterest Page for past submissions.  Exciting, I tell ya!

Let It Snow-Man Canvas Class - $35
Tuesday, Dec 30 - 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Phone Photo, sorry..... sometimes you just don't have time to get out the good stuff!  Anyhoo, we had a request to put this on between Christmas and New Years for some out of town guests.   Lisa and I thought you might want to join them.  It's a go (already have 8 willing souls) so if you want to join us email Lisa at 


Instagram photo..... sorry, no time for big cameras this time either!

It's not too late to purchase gift certificates for your art buddies.....  The store has $5 & $10 certificates.  Lisa's are $10 certificates.  


Tuesday, Dec 23 - 10 am to 6 pm
Wednesday, Dec 24 - CLOSED
Christmas Day - CLOSED
Friday, Dec 26 - 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday, Dec 27 - 10 am to 4 pm

I will closing regularly at 4 pm on Saturdays beginning Sat, Dec 27.

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

Saturday, December 13, 2014

December 2014

Balzer Designs
Carve December

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer challenges herself to create art everyday.  This month she challenged herself to carve a stamp every day and invited her followers to join in.  Although December is already half gone, it's never too late to join in the fun.  If you would like to join in you can find the details here..... #CarveDecember.  Although I haven't had time to carve every day, I have joined in and have had an incredibly fun time.  Here are some of the results:

My first attempt...  Hey, you gotta start somewhere!

This one made it to Julie's blog.  You can see what she has done so far and some of the designs of others she chose to highlight.

Gotta do the whole set - right?  Good thing you can use the 6 for the 9 cuz it was another oops! event.

Note to self: Do NOT use the blue carving rubber again!  It crumbles ...

The ambitious design!  Not bad for a beginner and I'm glad I tried it.  I'll try again when I have more experience.....

If you post on Instagram or just lurk there, check out the hashtag #CarveDecember.  There is a lot of carving inspiration there.  Seriously .... carving can be addictive!

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