Monday, July 25, 2011

Artful Illusions Workshop Weekend


This was one of the most amazing weekends we have ever enjoyed here at the shop!  Many thanks to Joni Russell of Mrs. O'Leary's in Wichita Kansas.  Many of you have been to Joni's fine establishment.  Lisa has been a big fan for many years and recently introduced me and a number of you to her wonderful line of rubber stamps called Artful Illusions.  We were so honored this weekend to have Joni teach 4 amazing classes.   Joni was incredible.  She held nothing back.  She laughed and she held your hand and helped you when you couldn't quite get it right.   We all loved her so much and she loved us right back.  She is generous and patient beyond belief.  We hope we can get her back for another round of classes when her schedule allows.  And if you couldn't make it this time, we hope you will next time.  Here's a little bit of what we did.....

Copper Bracelet Class
This was one intense class.  You cannot begin to imagine how much information was given in this class.  Beautiful works of art were created.  I was overwhelmed and glad to have watched it twice.

Hang-Ups Mobile
This class was a lot of fun.  The tags were incredible, the mobile exciting. We were glad we chose to have this project taught. 

The Nature Box & Tags
I was so busy I forgot to take pictures of these two classes.  Lisa and I got to help.  Course, Joni was the star and she made everything so much fun, even learning a few things from us about "distressing" & "dressing-up" the box!

Trunk Show
OMG.....  I had no idea or I woulda shouted it from every rooftop I coulda found.  Joni brought darn near every rubber stamp she makes.  Samples were everywhere.  I know a lot of you missed out on this incredible opportunity.  Maybe we can get her to stop on her way back from teaching somewhere south so you can shop this incredible collection.  

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

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

August 2011 Classes

 AUGUST 2011
We had a wonderful Demo Day on Saturday and Lisa put out an amazing group of classes for August.  It's hot outside but these classes are even hotter!  If you couldn't make it by Saturday, be sure to stop by this week and sign up for the classes of your choice.....

HALLOWEENIE CARDS - August 2, 4 & 5
Halloween and Fall images are finally starting to come in and Lisa has created a fun group of cards using them as well as some favorite stamps you wouldn't think of as Halloween.  You will get to use lots of Memory Box dies and stamps in this class.

Using stamps from our new LaBlanche collection of stamps from Germany, you will create 4 sweet and elegant cards.  LaBlanche stamps look a little strange on their white foam mounts, but you will love how nicely the detail shows when you use these silicone stamps.

Using book board, die cut pieces, metal tape & tools, alcohol inks and more, you will create this incredibly artsy plaque that will make a great addition to your collection or the collection of a friend (if you can give it up!)  Skill level? none needed!

Always fun, always FREE.  The FREE Make-it-Take-it is always fun and Lisa's new class schedule for September will be ready for you to choose your favorite classes.  Be sure you attend.  We always have a load of new stuff for you to see!

COLLAGE ART TAGS - AUG 23, 25 & 26
Lisa always makes incredible tags.....  I love them so much.  If I had taken every tag class she has taught I would have the best collection in the whole world and I would frame them and fill an entire wall with them.  That being said, you will love this new collection.  Two of them are made using the new Dina Wakely collection of collage stamps from Stampington.  Very cool!

Last, but certainly not least is this really cool shadow box.  If you've ever wondered what to do with those Tim Holtz Configuration Boxes..... now you know!  This is a fun spooky project that will make a wonderful addition to your Halloween decorating scheme.

Great line-up.  Come by to sign up.  Remember to hold your spot you must prepay.  Refunds available with 48 hour notice if you find you cannot attend class.  Remember to bring your basic kit to class and if you are new to our classes, we will be happy to help you figure out what you need to include.

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

Monday, July 18, 2011



We had so much demand for the Artful Illusions Copper Bracelet Class that we were able to add another class to the schedule this Friday morning.  If you are able and want to take this fabulous class give us a call ASAP!

Extra class to be taught on Friday morning, July 22 at 10am.  You know you wanna take it!  Call me.....

Lisa's class schedule will be here tomorrow evening.....

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

Saturday, July 16, 2011


What's In The Box?

Memory Box!

Here's what's waiting for you today, July 16th, Demo Day.....

Loads of Halloween, Fall, & Christmas stamps & new dies!

And 12x12 Fall/Halloween & Christmas papers as well as 6x6 paper packs!

You are just gonna love these!  Hope to see you today!

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