Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Postcard Swaps 2011


The 2011 Christmas swap was such a great success.  Take a look at all the sweet sweet art everyone created.....

Love them all!  Thanks for participating. 

Class schedule and photos will be posted tomorrow.  Sorry I am running so late posting. 

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

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Holiday Hours


Can't believe it's already that time of year again!  This time last year we were moving the store and planning for a wonderful new beginning.  And it has been a wonderful year.  Glad you were a part of it!

Without further ado..... here are our holiday week schedules

Christmas Week
Tuesday through Thursday
10am to 6pm
Friday and Saturday

New Year's Week
MONDAY, Dec 26 thru Thursday, Dec 29
10am to 6pm
Friday & Saturday

January Class Schedule will be posted later this week (Hopefully by Tuesday).  Classes are on display at the store if you want to see them in person. 

That's it for now.....  Until next post..... Happy Stampin'

Monday, December 12, 2011

December 2011 Demo Day Fun


10 AM TO 4 PM

It's time for our annual Hero Arts Catalog Preview Party.  You are invited to preview new stamps and the new catalog for 2012.....   This is an event we  have been enjoying ever since Hero started offering it.  It's fun and you will definately want to be in on all the fun!

The new 2012 catalog will be available for purchase and you can get one for free with any $100 purchase.  It's half price with an $50 purchase.  All Hero merchandise will be 15% off during the party.  Prepaid special orders will also receive 15% off. 

There will be a special FREE make-it-take-it with some of the new 2012 stamps.  We know you'll enjoy making it.  It's always fun.

Lisa will have a great line-up of classes for January and you can begin signing up on Saturday as well.

Christmas Postcard Swaps will be ready for pick-up too!  Great job MHF Artists!

Can't wait to see you Saturday.  It's gonna be so much fun!

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

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

January Excitement


What's the next best thing to Christmas?  Getting your Christmas wish that Donna Downey would come teach at My Heart's Fancy!  Oh yes, that's what I wished for and it is coming true.....  Donna will be teaching 4 classes here on Friday & Saturday, January 13-14!  What a great way to start 2012....

I know you will want to take all 4 of them....  that's my second wish.  Donna can handle large classes so if we overflow our classroom, we'll just find a larger place to have class (like the empty space next door maybe?)

Donna packs a lot of fun and technique in these classes and here is what she will be teaching for us:


In this fun, whimsical collage/mixed media workshop, you will create an 8x10 piece of original art.  This 2 hour workshop is suitable for beginner and experienced alike.

From the Heart

This 2-1/2 hour workshop is also suitable for beginner and experienced artists.  You will create visual depth using bold color and texture to create this 11x14 canvas mat board mixed-media art piece.  If you have never used PanPastels before, here is your chance to explore and learn a new skill.

"Creating a Visual Diary"

This workshop will introduce you to art journaling and will both challenge and encourage you in your artistic quest.  Techniques you will learn in this 3 hour workshop include painted backgrounds, "drippage", image transfer, layering, uses of different mediums & more.

"Layered Composition"

If you are ready for the next level in art journaling, this 5 hour indepth workshop is for you.  You will learn even more about building layers using a variety of mediums and materials.  You will also learn to incorporate freehand drawing and about composition and balance.

Classes are open to all who wish to take them and additional information is available by email (myheartsfancy@gmail.com) or by phone (405-509-6788). 

That's it for now..... until next post..... Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011



This is a short month for classes.  There is so much going on with Christmas shopping and such.  These classes will be perfect for December as all but one can make a fabulous gift for someone or decoration for your home.  There is even a gift tag class and you know that's a big help this time of year....  so without further ado, here is the line-up!

Tuesday, November 29

This precious 5x7 canvas is being taught by guest artist, Linda Clancy.  Linda brought this canvas by a couple of weeks ago and wanted to know if we thought it would make a good class.  Well, we did and so here it is.....  It is a front and back goodie featuring stamps from Stampendous and Printworks.  At the top of this canvas (not shown in picture) is a tiny star secured by a teeny wire...... 

Tuesday, Dec 6 & Tuesday, Dec 13th

This class couldn't be more timely.....  Lisa had a great time using all kinds of dies and stamps.  You will have so much fun with this class knowing that these tiny treasures will be so useful.

Thursday, Dec 8 & Friday Dec 9

You may notice a pattern developing here..... there are 12 windows in this sweet atc display box.  You will use a variety of papers and supplies to create this unique art tray.  Perfect for decorating your home or as a last minute hostess gift.

Thursday, Dec 15 & Friday, Dec 16

Completing the theme of 12's we have this fun canvas.  Oh my gosh!  Did you notice that Lisa used the front of the canvas this time?  This 8x10 canvas uses a stamp set from Stampington that is themed for the 12 days of Christmas.  You will also use papers from Echo Park, and glitter paper as well as the new FranTage glass glitter from Stampendous to spark this sweet canvas.  Also good for your home or that of someone special!


We have presented this event every year since Hero started offering it and it has been a very popular event here at My Heart's Fancy.  We are so excited to bring it to you once again.  We have seen just a teensy bit of what is to come and I'm sure you will be pleased.  Every year we get a sampling of the new 2012 stamps and catalogs for you to purchase.  You will get 20% off all in-stock preview Hero merchandise and 20% off all prepaid special orders.  If you spend $50 or more you can purchase a catalog for 1/2 price.  A purchase of $100 or more will earn you a FREE catalog!  Put this event on your calendar and come join the fun!

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

Friday, November 18, 2011

Demo Day and Thanksgiving schedule


By the time you read this Demo Day will probably already be in full swing.  As you may remember you may make the fabulous Christmas Organizer when you make a donation of $5 or more to the Red Andrews Christmas Dinner.  Lisa will have a wonderful class schedule for the early part of December.  It should be an all around fun day for all.

We have a lot of new products in the shop right now.  Along with the usual fare of Christmas images and papers we have been adding a lot of new art supplies suitable for mixed media projects.

We will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday next week (Nov 22 & 23rd)  in order to spend some much needed time with family.

for your shopping convenience!

This would be a great time to purchase gift certificates for some special friends or come by to fill out a wish list for Santa.  In any case, I look forward to seeing you over the Black Friday weekend. 

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

Monday, November 14, 2011

Coming Up Next!


If you have lived in Oklahoma City for any amount of time you have heard of the RED ANDREWS CHRISTMAS DINNER.  Every year the McCord family puts on a Christmas dinner for needy families.  They feed between 5 & 7,000 people.  Santa is there to hand out toys to the kiddos.  Every family leaves with a gift box of food from Feed the Children.  It is a special time of blessing for those who serve and those who receive.  This year we feel led to help out financially.  My Heart's Fancy is donating all the supplies to make the beautiful Christmas Organizer pictured here. 

For a donation of $5 or more you can make one.  All proceeds will go to the Red Andrews Christmas Dinner organization.  Let's show Oklahoma City we care!

Christmas Postcard Swap

We have just enough time to sponsor a Christmas Art Swap.  We have decided to do postcards.  The Valentine postcards were very popular and we were thinking you might enjoy using your swaps for last minute Christmas cards or as Thank You notes after Christmas.  In any event, be sure you pick up a swap packet on Demo Day.  Swaps are due back on December 10th which gives us enough time to photo, swap and return on........

December 17th

As most of you know....  the Hero Preview Catalog Party is a tradition for us in December.  Mark your calendar for this very special event.  More details to follow at a later date.....


This year we are going to keep a Christmas Wish List Registry for you.  You can fill one out on Demo Day or any day after that.  Family or friends can stop by any time and check out your list.  And if you've put something really expensive on your list (like a Vagabond!) gift certificates (always available) can be purchased to help you get the coveted item!  

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

Friday, November 4, 2011

Suzanne Carillo

Suzanne Carillo Stamps
We recently discovered a "new" (for us) artist that Art Gone Wild has licensed - Suzanne Carillo.  Lisa used one of her stamp sets in the Blue Christmas class.  Suzanne has a fun unique style that we like very much.  In addition to the sets shown below we also have some of her wood mounted stamps.

We are very excited to be offering these stamps and sets.  Take a look at Tammy Tutterow's blog post using Suzanne's stamps here. 

Tim Holtz Winter Distress Pads

Our order of Winter Distress Pads came in and we have a few that are not on reserve.  If you didn't reserve a set and want one, there are still some left.  There is a limit of one set per customer until November 15th.  If there are any left, we will open it up to those who want a second set.  Please call me if you want a second set and I will put you on the "second set" list.

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

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tim Holtz Winter Distress Pads

Winter Distress Pads
by Tim Holtz

That's Right!  Our order will be here and available to you on Thursday!  We cannot wait to see them.  Tim released the colors today and here is Tim himself describing them for you...

We are so excited!  If you didn't preorder, don't worry!  We have plenty of extra so run by and get a set for yourself today.....

That's it for today.....  Until next post..... Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

November 2011 Class Schedule

Class Schedule

You know that Lisa always has an outstanding group of classes every month.  It's always exciting for me to see what she has in store and I think this month she has created some very beautiful projects and cards for you to make.  Take a look at the schedule.  I'm sure there is a class for you!

Christmas House Canvas
Oct 27 & 28th

I do believe this is one of my favorites of all time.  You know Lisa loves the back side of any canvas.  Once again she has created a lovely project using Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 Art Parts and Graphic 45 papers.  You will treasure this lovely Christmas canvas for years to come. 

Nov 1 & 4

Oh Yes!  This is a wonderful collection of Christmas cards using a blue theme.  There are vintage, modern and classic images used in this wonderful group.  You will learn a new resist technique that will make your stamping look like beautiful paper. 
Saturday, Nov 5
This is more fun than a barrel of monkeys... really?  really!  If you have taken Experiments in Beeswax you are ready for the next step up.....  Learn how to  incise, scrape, texture, and torch your beeswax projects.  There is a lot packed into this 3 hour class and you will leave with 4 mini canvases.
Nov 8 & 11
Another great collection of cards in a more classic color combination, you will really enjoy creating these classic beauties.  You will be using some of the new Fran-tage products from Stampendous as well as Tim Holtz, Stampendous & Hero stamps....
Sunday, Nov 13
Thas really been a popular class. Lisa was fascinated by this piece on 7 Gypsies blog. She just couldn't stop until she had recreated it. You'll love recreating it too!  
Nov 15 & Dec 2
This class was originally offered a year or so ago.  Lisa was asked if it could be offered again and it was so popular last month that it's been added again to this month's schedule.  Some materials are no longer available, but with Lisa's help, you will be making substitutions like a pro!  Perfect for a keepsake or gift.....
Nov 17 & 18
I was showing Lisa this cool book I learned to make from a Teesha Moore art journal video and she remarked that in a smaller size it would make a perfect memory project for Thanksgiving.  Make this really sweet Blessing Book and have your family fill it with things they are thankful for on Thanksgiving Day.  It's the perfect way to remember your special Thanksgiving time with family and friends.
November 19th
You know this is always a time of fun and friendship for us.  It is always FREE and there is always a FREE Make-it-Take-it.  The next class schedule is ready for you to check out and sign up.  This time we have some very special things in mind for you.  Check back later for more details.  But keep in mind that it will be more than fun this time!
Week of Thanksgiving there will be no classes.
Dec 2
See description for class on November 15th.
That's it for now.....  Until next post..... Happy Stampin'

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Demo Day/Class Schedule

Demo Day
Class Schedule

We had a great time Saturday during Demo Day.  Lisa created a wonderful chipboard door hanger using the new Ranger Perfect Pearl Mists, our new Crafter's Workshop templates........ 

Really love those Perfect Pearl Mists.  They are so different.  At first I thought why should we get them, we have Glimmer Mists..... but they are really different and so pretty.   Glimmer Mists are a gorgeous mix of color and shimmer but Perfect Pearl Mists give you colored shimmer in a spray.  It is so sparkly!  If you haven't seen them, you will just have to come by to see them for yourselves.  With 24 wonderful colors you will have no trouble finding one you can't live without!

We just started carrying Crafter's Workshop templates and may I just say that I am having a blast playing with them.  Lisa and I spent a morning a couple of weeks ago applying inks, paints and sprays with the templates to create some exciting backgrounds.  I think she will have a class or two using them in the not to distant future.

Lisa found the Suzanne Carillo stamp sets and we have had them on order for what seems like an eon of Sundays.  They finally arrived and while we didn't have time to make up any of our own samples for Demo Day, we borrowed a few from Art Gone Wild to show you how you can use them.  Lisa will be using the set pictured here in one of her Christmas card classes next month. They are really exciting and you will have great fun with them.

The class schedule should be up late Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning. 

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

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Memory Box Cards

Memory Box

Love Memory Box cards and dies as much as we do?  We just received the Cardstock and Project of the Month.  Take a look at these two fabulous cards you can make with them!

 Project of the month uses 2 dies: the Catalina Wreath and the Nutty Acorn.  The cardstock is a lovely textured green soire called Celery.  A perfect card for fall! 

Cardstock of the month uses 2 dies: the Perched Reedbird and Woodland Branch.  The stamp is the Vintage Notes and the layered pattern paper is the Pool distressed dots.  Cardstock of the month is a limited edition cardstock and this stock is a lovely "eucalyptus" color. This card is a great all occasion card. 

Fabulous projects!  Simple and Easy!  All supplies are available now so come on down get yours today!  The limited edition Cardstock of the month will be available for only a short time.

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

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

October Class Schedule


Ready or not.....  here it is!

Colors of Fall
Oct 4 & 7

Wonderful cards for fall using Memory Box dies and stamps.  Lush backgrounds made using stains and crackle paint.  Haven't seen fall cards this beautiful in a long time.

Experiments in Beeswax
October 5th

This 3 hour workshop taught by Sherry Schoenfeldt of Studio Pashnada is designed to teach you how to apply beeswax and use it with mixed medium art projects.  You will create a 4x8 canvas (yours will not look like the one above).  It is fun and exciting. 

Memories Photo Box
Oct 9

This wonderful project was created a few years ago and has been in the shop as an example of what you can do with 7 gypsies 4x6 photo tray.  A number of new customers have requested that we teach it again and we think it is worthy of a return engagement.  Some of the embellishments are no longer available, so yours will have an updated look when you are finished.

Mini Christmas Boxes
Oct 11 & 14

Is this not the cutest project in the world?  Of course it is!  Cute Christmas decoration made using Graphic 45's new Christmas Emporium paper and a variety of embellishments.  It will bring you a lot of J-O-Y!

Demo Day
Saturday, October 15

This is the 3rd Saturday of the month and is our traditional event every month.  It is come and go from 10am to 4pm....It is always FREE.....  There is always a FREE Make-It-Take-It.....  and the NEW Class Schedule for the next month comes out.  Join in the fun.  You will be so glad you did!

Mixed Media Canvas
Oct 18 & 21st

You know Lisa..... she is all about canvases and this one is fabulous!  It's different from anything she has ever done and you will learn some exciting new ways to create a stunning piece of art.  You will use a lots of new products from 7 Gypsies, Studio Paint, tissue and rub-ons!

More Fun With Beeswax
Oct 22

This 3 hour workshop taught by Sherry Schoenfeldt of Studio Pashnada is a follow up to Experiments in Beeswax which you must take before you attempt this one.  You will learn even more techniques for using beeswax to create texture how beeswax interacts with a number of other art supplies.  Once again, you will not leave with art that looks anything like the samples you will see.

Christmas Card Class

Date and information to be posted next week.

New Feature
I added a new feature to our blog a week or two ago.  You can now subscribe by email.  Whenever there is a new post here Blogger will notify you by email.  Just fill in your email address in the "subscribe by email" box located just below our address and hours information on the sidebar to the left.  Do it and you won't ever have to check for new posts ever again!  Love it!

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

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Make-It-Take-It - Demo Day


I really had some fun on Demo Day.  It was not quite the same without Lisa.  She had been battling a respiratory virus which turned into a contagious infection so she gracefully bowed out.  That was really hard for me cuz I know how much fun you have with her and I am petrified that I won't do a good job.....  And on top of that, the supplies she ordered didn't come in....  EEK!  Now What!?! 

Our friend Mary found a really cute (and easy) card that was designed by Claudine Helmuth for Ranger that I could actually demo for everyone!  And we actually had all of the product for it already in stock.....  Thanks so much Mary!  I could not have done it without such a great idea!  This is the card we made.....
Really cute.....   For directions click on  Claudine's Bird Card.

And speaking of Studio Paints.....  You are gonna love how nice they are to use.  Ranger has made a really nice product here and the colors mix cleanly with no muddying. There are 15 wonderful colors and using the Color Mixing Chart you can create 51 other colors.  Very cool!  The chart is a PDF file (you just need Adobe reader to view it) so it is easy to print for reference.  And here is a video Claudine did showing you how to mix those colors.....

Hope you enjoyed learning about Studio Paints.....

Class schedule should be up by Tuesday evening.....

That's it for now..... Until next Post..... Happy Stampin'!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Demo Day & the Halloween Swap

Demo Day

Can it really be that time again?  Oh yeah.... it is.  Tomorrow (or is it today?..... depends on when you read this post) is Demo Day.  Love it.... it is so much fun.  You may or may not know that Lisa has really been sick so guess what?!  I'll be conducting the demo tomorrow.  Be kind..... I'm a novice.  Oh yes, and our friend Carol will be babysitting the register.  Be extra kind.  We'd like to keep her as a friend.

Lots of new stuff.....  Check out the front table for a few new Halloween goodies.  Check out the table just back of the register for a few new Christmas goodies.  Check out the tables in the classroom.... Swaps ready for pick-up, new templates, perfect pearls, TIM's new Halloween Resist Stash Pad and TIM's new Craft Coordinations paper along with the new Frantage Mica chips from Stampendous, new (for us) bright colored embossing powders and last, but not least the new Claudine Helmuth Studio foam/clear stamp sets and Studio paints.  I'll be helping you make a really sweet card using the Studio stamps and paints.  You're really gonna love it!  So cute and so easy (isn't it always?)


Yep..... they are ready for you to pick up!  And you can see the entire collection by clicking on this link:  2011 Halloween Tag Swap.....

That's it for now.....  See ya tomorrow (or today if you're reading this on Saturday).....

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Graphic 45 Collections

New Graphic 45 Collections

We recently received the newest Graphic 45 collections and may I say that they are really fabulous.  We (along with everyone else in the country) have been waiting for them as patiently as possible.  Take a look.....

 An ABC Primer is true to Graphic 45's vintage style and features beautiful graphics of children and school motifs.  We have 8x8 paper pads, rubber stamp sets, chipboard punch-puts & a few of the 12x12 papers. 

The Christmas Emporium is stunning.  We thought the past Christmas collection  was beautiful, but I think they have outdone themselves with this one.  We have 8x8 paper pads, rubber stamp sets, chipboard punch-outs and several of the 12x12 papers.

Spellbinder Catalog Icon

I worked and worked til I figured how to make the Spellbinder catalog picture on the sidebar into a link.  You can now click on the catalog and it will redirect you to the flip catalog.  You can view it anytime you want and when you find what you want, email or call us and we will order it for you.  We order from our supplier every week so we can have it for you as soon as the next week (provided it is in stock).....  Click it now!

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

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New Stuff

New Arrivals

7 Gypsies

The Gypsies have added yet another winner to their collection of incredible art supplies.  The theme ....  Global which features antique maps.  You will love the 8x8 & 6x6 paper pads and art tags.  New trims include circular hanger clips and really cute little wooden rulers.

Halloween is just around the corner.....  We have plenty of fun card/project making Halloween stamps, papers and embellishments for your creations.  And we have a plethora of paints, inks, ribbons, and glitters to get the job done!

If you picked up a Halloween Tag Swap bag at our last demo, the deadline for turning them in is Saturday at 5pm.  If you can see that you won't quite make it, but are oh-so close, give me a call and I'll see what I can do.  You will be able to pick up your traded swaps on Saturday, the 17th which is Demo Day.

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

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Labor Day Sale

After Labor Day Friday Sale

Well sorta.....  We had a really fun time Friday night before Labor Day at the "Labor Day Sale".  I gave out lots of goody bags and we moved out a whole lotta good stuff. 
Course, there is always a little bit left.....  so I have made a little area on the back wall of the classroom and you can find the "leftovers" there.


We now have a link available from one of our suppliers for the Spellbinders die catalog.  Anytime you want to look, you can click on the link to see what is available.  You don't have to come by, just click on the picture above.  If you find what you want, you can can call us and we can order it for you..... ANY day, EVERYday, ANYtime, ALL the time.  It's that simple.  Really!  Click on the catalog picture above now and see how simple it is!

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