Monday, July 27, 2015

August Happenings

August 2015

We had an amazingly fun day Saturday.  We got to visit with lots of people we haven't seen in a while.  The Make 'n Take was a huge success.  Here's a "phone" photo of it.

We used a variety of dies and a stamp from My Favorite Things. The background colors are Distress Inks.

SUMMER SWAP: We also began giving out templates for our Summer "Fishy" swap.  If you would like to participate, come by for a set of templates.


Cards That R Gifts
Thursday, August 6
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Lisa gets really creative with these two layered cards.  Paper by BoBunny's Juliet collection.  You'll love the creative folds and pockets.  Printed instructions provided so you can make more!

Halloweenie Cards
Tuesday, August 11
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Graphic 45's new Rare Oddities collection makes these Halloween cards spooktacular.    Pockets and doors will delight your friends.  

Dina Wakley Workshops
August 14-16

Dina Wakley never fails to delight her students with her never ending creativity and encouragement.  Check out the selection on this post:  Dina Wakley Returns.  Then call or email me to reserve your seat.  You will be so glad you did!

Hanging Bird Banner
Tuesday, Aug 18
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Cutest little banner ever!  Dina Wakley scribbly bird stamp, Prima leaves, Tim Holtz tape measure and die cut.  You can't go wrong with this project!

Floral Variety Cards
Thursday, August 27
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Really nice selection of cards using new Basic Grey papers called Tea Garden.  Nice collection!

Saturday, August 29
Come and Go

This should be the last month we have to adjust our schedule.  It's a week later than usual, but that doesn't mean we won't have just as much fun.  Join us for a FREE Make 'n Take and the opportunity to view Lisa's schedule for September.  Bring a friend and share the love!

Canvas Collage
Thursday, September 3
10:30 am OR 6 pm


As always, Lisa creates some of the most beautiful canvases.  You will enjoy creating this beautiful vintage project using a variety of Tim Holtz products.

REMEMBER you are responsible for bringing a kit of basic supplies to every class.  If you are new and need help, give us a call and we'll help you get it together.

CLASS FEES are due at the time of enrollment.  Cash or checks are accepted and Lisa is now able to send Paypal invoices if you are unable to pay your fees in person.  Credit cards may be used IF Lisa is in store to process them.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Refunds or credit will be issued for cancellations received 2 full days prior to class.  You must email Lisa or call the store during business hours.  IF you are unable to attend for any reason, you may gift or sell your class to a friend.

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

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Dina Wakley August 2015 Workshops

Dina Wakley
August 14-16

One of my favorite guest artists is Dina Wakley.  She has a very relaxed and encouraging style in her teaching that will warm your heart and leave you feeling artistic.  She became a Ranger Signature Designer last year and we love, love, love all her stamps, stencils and paints by Ranger.  Dina brings almost everything you need for class so you only need to bring a very few items.  Join us for one or all of these exciting classes.  You will be glad you did!

A Face in the Crowd
Friday, Aug 14
10:30 am to 6 pm

We live in a world of different faces.  this class is about celebrating those faces in the crowd, and recording them in an expressive and thoughtful way.  This class is not about making perfect or pretty faces, it's about making distinct faces.  Dina will show you her favorite ways to scribble and draw expressively.  You'll explore various art techniques and learn how to incorporate your drawings into mixed-media pieces to create unified, meaningful art.  You will practice in your journal and then make a large work of art to show off your skills!  There will be an hour and a half break for lunch.
SUPPLY LIST:  Ranger craft sheet, paint brushes, palette knife, scissors, pencil sharpener & your art journal (Dylusions journal recommended).

A Cut Above
Saturday, Aug 15
10 am to 1 pm

Ready to make art that's a cut above?  Come to this class where we'll explore cuts, folds and pockets as a way to add variety and interest to your artwork.  We'll work with stamps, stencils, and acrylics to make unique journal pages.  We'll focus on bold colors and images as well.
SUPPLY LIST:  Ranger craft sheet, paint brushes, palette knife, scissors, craft knife & cutting mat, pencil sharpener & your art journal (Dylusions journal recommended).

Watercoloring with Acrylic
Saturday, Aug 15
3 pm to 6 pm

Acrylic paint + a little bit of water = magic!  Join Dina as we add water to her acrylic paints to create wonderful art magic!  We'll make organic backgrounds and she will also show you how easy it is to paint in stamped images to get a watercolor look.  Easy Peasy!  We'll make gorgeous artful tags to highlight all of the techniques.
SUPPLY LIST:  Ranger craft sheet, paint brushes, palette knife, scissors, pencil sharpener & your art journal (Dylusions journal recommended).

Puddles and Pockets
Sunday, Aug 16
10 am to 1 pm

Join Dina for some creative journaling where we'll be making puddles and pockets.  She will show you one of her favorite new techniques she calls "ink throwing".  Ink and acrylic paint will combine to create unique and dynamic backgrounds that you will love!  We'll use her new rubber stamps sets and stencils to create layered tag with ink and paint.  We'll tuck these tags into pockets on the page.  Come and play with Dina's stamps and stencils and have lots of fun!
SUPPLY LIST:  Ranger craft sheet, paint brushes, palette knife, scissors, craft knife & cutting mat, & your art journal (Dylusions journal recommended).

ENROLLMENT is now open.  Enrollment is limited to 20 students in each class.  The store will be closed to the public during the classes in order to provide you with the best class experience possible.  You may enroll by email (, phone (405-509-6788) or by visiting the store.  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment. You may pay by cash, check, credit card (in store only) or Paypal.  
FULL WEEKEND DISCOUNT:  Enroll in all 4 classes - pay by July 10th - you will receive a $20 discount.

Cancellation policy:  Full refunds are available for cancellations received by Thursday, August 6.  If you are unable to attend your class(es) after that date, you may sell or gift your class(es) to a friend.  If we have a wait list (not guaranteed) and can fill your seat, we will gladly refund your class fees.

I am so excited to bring this opportunity to you.  Join us for all the fun. You will truly enjoy yourself no matter which class(es) you take!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Class Schedule

July 2015
Class Schedule

We've got a lovely line-up for you this month.  Take a look, then drop by or call to enroll & get ready to have some art therapy!

Butterflies Are Free Canvases
Thursday, July 2
10:30 am OR 6 pm

A beautiful trio of canvases which can be connected or hung separately.  Easy peasy.  Perfect for that skinny spot that needs something or as a gift for a friend.

Rose Pockets and Flaps Cards
Thursday, July 9
10:30 am OR 6 pm

A truly lovely set of cards made simple.  All of the thornless roses are cut from a beautiful BoBunny paper called the Juliet collection.  Special pockets and closures make this set of cards unique even in their simplicity.

Round in Circles Mini Book
by Kelley Walker
Saturday, July 11
10 am to 4 pm

The friend Lisa and I affectionately call "Gelli Kelley" returns to teach this wonderful bookbinding project.  Using the 4" or 6" round Gelli Art printing plate, you will create fun mono-printed papers to use to make the book of your dreams!  You will need your own round Gelli Plate, but Kelley provides the rest!

Travel Journal Binder
Sunday, July 12th
2 pm

Have travels?  Need journal?  Here is the class for you!  Let Lisa guide you through the creation of this "vintage" travel journal for all those travel pics and souveniers you collected on your latest journey.  Gotta love it!

Watercolor Blooms
Tuesday, July 14th
10:30 am OR 6 pm

More watercolor the Lisa way!  Lisa uses some beautiful new stamps from Impression Obsession to continue teaching you wonderful ways to watercolor using Distress pads and Tombow Markers.  Sweet dies from Hero Arts complete several of the cards.

Mono Printing on Cards
Thursday, July 23
10:30 am or 6 pm

Learn how to use the 3x5 Gelli Arts printing plate to create soft, visually pleasing, layered backgrounds for your cards.  You will also use some of the newest stamps from Penny Black.  Lisa will provide a Gelli plate and brayer for each table.  Gelli plates and brayers are available for purchase at the store if you wish to use your own for class.

Demo Day
Saturday, July 25
10 am to 4 pm
come and go

Demo Day is a week late this month.  Can't have Demo Day without Lisa and she is attending the wedding of her long lost niece in California on the regular weekend. It's a beautiful story and it just wouldn't be right if she had to miss it.  In any case, we will have just as much fun as ever and you can see and sign up for August classes.  We will have a wonderful Make-it-Take-it for you as well.

Fly Canvas
Thursday, July 30
10:30 am OR 6 pm

I get a lot of comments on this project which has been sitting in the display case (commonly known as "the front counter").  All of the supplies are still available so when we have enough requests, we throw it on the schedule.  If you have been drooling over admiring this canvas, now is the time to create this beauty.

Coming in August

Dina Wakley returns August 14-16 to teach 4 fabulous workshops.  I will have information posted here at the end of the week or first of next week.  Mark your calendar.  You will want to take advantage of this opportunity!

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

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'!