Monday, December 23, 2013

January Classes

January 2013

We had a great time Demo Day.  The crazy weather didn't keep us from enjoying the usual fun and my pups, Earl and Karma, enjoyed making a lot of new friends.  You won't normally find them around on Demo Day, so if you have dog issues, don't worry.  This was a rare occasion.

Anyway....  no more stalling.... here is the fabulous class schedule for January!

Valentine Wishes
January 2 & 3rd

No messing around.....  get started on your Valentines right now.  You will enjoy using the newest Valentine stamps from Impression Obsession and paper from the new "Key To My Heart" collection from Kaisercraft.  Great combination.....

Valentine Houses
Jan 9 & 10

Oh My Gosh!  Are these not the cutest little glittery houses you've ever seen?  Lot's of fun so be sure to join in....  Come on!  You know you wanna!

Framed with Love Canvas
Jan 16 & 17

When we were making our Kaisercraft order, Lisa saw this lovely framed paper & knew immediately what to do.  And she has stayed true to her "use the back-side of the canvas" personality once again.  Truly a beautiful piece of art!

Demo Day
Saturday, January 18
10 am to 4 pm

Always fun and always FREE.  Bring a friend and have twice the fun making your FREE Make-it-Take-it  (rumor has it we'll be using some sweet Impression Obsession stamps in this one!)  Lisa will have her February class schedule ready so be sure you stop by for this!

Joanne Sharpe Workshops
January 24 & 25

We are so excited to have Joanne Sharpe teach a group of her fabulous doodling & lettering workshops.  These workshops are filled with more than doodling and lettering....  you will learn all kinds of things about using watercolors and alcohol markers taking your skills to the next level.  For details...  see this blog post

Simple Stencil Canvas Pair
Jan 30 & 31

Simple, yet elegant.  You will learn how to use a 12 x 12 stencil (stencil is yours to keep), modeling paste, paint & stamps to create a wonderful pair of canvases.  Lisa has used a very soft palate of blue/green, but you may use any color that will coordinate with your decor.

Holiday Hours Reminder
We will be closed til January 1st.  Join us on the 1st for a 5 hour clearance sale starting at noon and ending at 5 pm.  There will be a 20% discount storewide (even on already reduced items). 

That's it for now.....  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Until we see you again.....  Happy creatin!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas 2013

Swaps, Demos
the Holidays

Swaps are fabulous as usual.....  Photos will be posted to Facebook tomorrow.  For those of you who participated, thanks!    Swaps will be ready for pick-up tomorrow (Wednesday, the 18th).

Demo Day
Demo Day is Saturday, weather permitting.  We have a lot planned.....  the usual FREE make-it-take-it, Lisa's January class schedule, FREE goodie bags to say "thank you for spending your hard earned dollars with us throughout the year" and SURPRISE.....  a Hero Preview Party!  We will have a good selection of the new 2014 stamps and a few catalogs (none for sale this year).  If the weather causes us to cancel, the back-up plan is to reschedule for New Year's be sure you plan to join us for all the fun.

The Holidays
We will be closed the week of Christmas through New Year's Eve.  To make a long story short, my husband and I are taking our mothers to Phoenix so that we can all have Christmas with our brothers and their families for the first time in nearly 30 years.   So here is how it will go through New Years Day.....

Now through Friday
10 am to 6 pm
Saturday, December 21
10 am to 4 pm
December 22 - December 31

New Year's Day
1 pm to 5 pm
11 am to 5 pm
Demo Day Back-up Plan 

Either way, New Years Day will be fun....  We have some things to move out so new things can come in....  take advantage of the savings and enjoy the start of the New Year!

Joanne Sharpe Classes
The classes being taught by Joanne Sharpe are filling fast.  You can review the schedule here... The Friday classes are already full but please put your name on the wait list.  If one or the other class has enough on the wait list, we may put it on the schedule for Thursday afternoon or evening so don't hesitate to join the wait list.

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

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Joanne Sharpe Classes

Joanne Sharpe Teaches

I love inviting well known artists to teach here at My Heart's Fancy.  I've been following Joanne Sharpe for a while and after a little prompting from a few of my favorite people (you know who you are!), I contacted Joanne and she graciously accepted.  If you are not acquainted with Joanne, visit her blog Whimsperations for a little taste of her fun-loving personality.  I must say after speaking with her I was blown away by her down home spirit and true love of teaching what she does so well.  Without further ado, here is what she will be teaching....

Decorative Doodling
Friday, Jan 24 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fee: $60

 After this workshop, you'll be a Doodling Diva!  Learn doodling techniques to create stylized drawings and page decoration for your journals, cards, sketchbooks and mixed media pieces. Explore expressive repetitive line work, organic elements, and whimsical patterning that will inspire and define your own "decorative doodle" style.    You'll experience the fun and therapeutic benefits of artful doodling using 15 techniques with pens and paint in your 6"x8" Visual Journal.  NO EXPERIENCE necessary!  Really! 

Artful Alphabets Tag Book 
and Letter Sampler
Friday, Jan 24 - 1 pm - 7 pm
Fee: $80

It's alphabet soup on paper!  Learn 26 different hand lettering styles using pens, markers, paint and paper to create a tag book.  Create stylized letters based in art and design principles to inspire your own alphabets.  Draw, doodle, color to create your own 6"x9" hand drawn alphabet sampler.

Breathe.  Play.  Make Art
...the "Artful Hearts Journal"
Saturday, Jan 25th - 9 am - 3 pm
Fee:  $85

Create a painted, sculpted, shaped and hand lettered whimsical journal called the "Artful Hearts Journal".  Embrace your care free, adventurous inner art girl to create perfectly imperfect mixed media art.  Loosen up and let your creativity roar on paper to construct a luscious 16 page journal exploring assorted paints, inks, stencils, collage, stamps, textures and lettering.  This invigorating artful play class will have you making art with no abandon, releasing all your grown up art making fears and inhibitions.

Whimsical Drawing Watercolor Books
Saturday, Jan 25th - 4 pm - 7 pm
Fee: $60

Featured in Somerset Studio magazine (Mar/April 2013), you will make your own whimsically illustrated lettering books.  Explore 12 new artful hand lettering styles with a focus on inspirational words and quotes to create these miniature lettering sampler journals.  Be artfully empowered by mastering watercolor art techniques through simple line drawing and painting exercises using dye based markers, liquid watercolors and pan watercolor paint palettes.  Take home two awesome lettering samplers showcasing your personal style and colorful creative confidence.

Enrollment is open now for all of these exciting classes.  You may enroll by email ( or phone (405-509-6788).  Payment of class fees guarantees your seat in class.  Class fees will be billed through PayPal or you may drop by the store to pay with cash, check or credit card. 

Join us for one, two, three or all four classes.  You are certain to leave inspired, encouraged and empowered to create even more art than you ever imagined.

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

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


December 2013

What a great time we had at Demo Day last Saturday.....  Here is a photo of the gorgeous card everyone got to make.  Stamps were courtesy of B Line Designs - Thank You Beverly!

Lisa has a short schedule for December.    But you will love the 3 projects....  take a look!

Christmas Shadow Box
Sunday, Dec 8th

Lots of Christmas fun going on here!   Everything provided except the 7 gypsies photo tray (available from MHF).....

2014 Calendar Box
Dec 12 & 13

Have you ever seen anything so stinkin' cute?  Vintage butterfly girl tops the box and holds the current calendar. Box holds all the other calendars.  You can use this one for years and years to come by replacing the calendars with those current for the new year!

Mini Snowman Canvas
Sunday, December 15

 Photo does not do justice to this incredibly sweet last minute cutie.  This would definately be the perfect last minute hostess gift you forgot to get.....  

Demo Day
Saturday, December 21
Come & Go

We always have so much fun on Demo Day.  Be sure to mark it on your calendar.  We are making very special plans for this one as we will not be hosting a Hero Arts Preview party this year.   It will definately be a fun day so stay tuned for more details.....

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

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

October 22, 2013

November 2013
Class Schedule

Demo Day was a blast and the Make-It-Take-It was so quick there was almost no waiting.  Our good friend, Terri, the Sizzix rep manned the Demo Bar.  Everyone loved her and she had a great time.....  so THANKS! for making her feel so welcome AND a big Thank You to Terri for helping us out this month!

Lisa got to hang out at her sign-up table for the first time ever.  I think she had a good time and I know that everyone learned a great deal about the classes to come.  And now it's time to reveal the November schedule.....

Fall Leaves Canvas
Sunday, November 3

My favorite colors.....  Lots of texture..... canvas....  need I say more?  Lisa promises you will learn some new techniques you can use on cards as well as this lovely project.  

Gold and Silver Xmas
Thurs & Friday, Nov 7 & 8

Quick!  Beautiful!  Easy!  And can I say, looks like you bought 'em?!  Anna Griffin paper, Tim Holtz & Memory Box dies are the key to this understated elegance.....  These are classics!

Saturday, Nov 16

If you've been around MHF very long, you know this is a fun day.  Always FREE, always a FREE Make-it-Take-it & the NEW Class Schedule are the components of this fabulous day.  Make it special and meet or bring a friend or two or three....  the more, the merrier!

Christmas Vintage Cone
Thurs & Friday, Nov 21 & 22

This elegant decoration for Christmas uses Anna Griffin paper, various lace & ribbon trims and glitter and is filled with sweet Christmas things.  AND it's easier to make than it looks.  This class will fill fast, so don't dawdle around.  

Xmas Tag Shadow Box
Tues, Nov 26 & Dec 3
Friday, Dec 6

Picture does not do justice to this class.   AND (how many times can I use the word AND??) - this class was so popular on Demo Day that Lisa had to add an additional date to the schedule.  You will need to provide the frame (10x20 shadow box available at Michael's) but, if you don't want to use a frame, you can just make the tags to use for another project.

Lovely classes....  something for everyone.  Call or drop by to sign up for one or all.  Payment of class fees guarantees your spot in class.

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

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October 16, 2013

Are You Ready?

Ready for Winter?  Ready to burrow down and create art?  READY for DEMO DAY?????

Yup.... Demo Day is Saturday!  Can't wait for all the fun and laughter.  Our good friend and Sizzix rep, Terri Musser will be here to show you some new things and help you make a sweet card using one of their new dies.

Lisa will be here showing her display of new classes for November.  She is known for her quirky, grungy, trend-setting classes and there is always something for everyone.

Halloween Tag Swaps will be ready to pick up!  Oh, so many wonderful tags were created.  Here's a little sneak peek......  

Pictures will be posted on Facebook tomorrow...  there are a few that didn't get photo'd with this bunch.  

There's more to tell so watch for the reminder email later tomorrow evening or Friday morning..... 

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

Friday, October 4, 2013



 Faber Castell has been around the block a few times and they know how to make a great product.  Enter Gelatos.... a watercolor crayon in a chapstick style container.  So perfect for travel and so easy to use.  We started carrying them a little over a year ago and get a lot of questions about how to use them.  Really, if you have used watercolor crayons, you know how to use Gelatos. 

Recently I visited the Faber Castell "design- memory - craft" blog and found this wonderful video using their new Gelatos kit.  Check it out!

And here is the kit you will want if you want to follow along....  available right here!

We also have Faber Castell's Gesso, Glaze & Gel Medium available.  

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

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

October Classes 2013

October Classes

Had a great Demo Day and here are the classes Lisa released for October.  There is something for everyone!

Fall Variety Cards
October 3 & 4

Beautiful papers from Moxie make the base for these wonderful cards...  Stamps by Hero & Stampendous ...  and you'll use Luminarte's Silks acrylic glazes.  Perfect for Fall and Thanksgiving as a greeting card or notecard...

12 Days of Christmas Matchbox
Oct 10 & 11

New small matchbox by Graphic 45... 12 Days of Christmas papers by Graphic 45...  Precious!

Fancy Holiday Greetings
October 17 & 18

It's not too soon to be thinking about Christmas...  least not when you are crafting!  New papers from Kaisercraft.... stamps by Hero Arts... and a double sided charm that is irresistable...

Demo Day
Saturday October 19

Always fun.... Always FREE.... New Class Schedule for November...  SPECIAL GUEST DEMO ARTIST!  Yes, that's right....  our Collins Group Rep Terry will be showing you how to use a new group of Sizzix dies to create fabulous cards.  Mark your calendar....  you will be glad you came!

Christmas Tag Book
Oct 29 & Nov 1

Graphic 45 Tag kit.... Kaisercraft Christmas papers & ephemera...  A darling tag book to add holiday photos and journaling.  You will receive an entire pack of ephemera that can be used to make even more tag books.

Great class line-up.  Be sure you get signed up for the class(es) of your choice soon.... classes fill fast!

Halloween Tag Swap

We're sponsoring another swap.  We are creating large tags using a Halloween theme.  If you would like to participate, come by for a set of tags.  Tags are due October 12th and you will get yours back on Demo Day, October 19th.  If you've never done a swap drop by for a quick explanation and see some of the swaps from the past.....

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

Sunday, September 22, 2013

September Demo Day

September Demo Day
The Shop Hop

We really had fun Saturday.  There was so much going on....  Demo Day with all it's charms... Make-It-Take-It, Lisa's class debut and the Shop Hop.  Take a look at the beautiful card Impression Obsession provided for our Make-It-Take-It!

Kelley Walker played the part of Lisa.  She really enjoyed herself and I hope those who took advantage of our Make-It-Take-It did as well.  Melinda did a great job with Lisa's class registrations.  Thanks so much Kelley and Melinda!

Shop Hop 2013

The final day for the Shop Hop was Saturday as well....  Everyone had one last day to make it to all 5 of the participating shops.  When all was done, Anna from Paper Arts quickly called all of us for the list of those who turned in their Passports....  She drew the winning Grand Prize name and I am please to tell you that Juli Wilhite was the lucky recipient.  Her home store is Scrapbook Alley.  Here is a picture of the Grand Prize basket she will receive from The Collins Group (one of our favorite rep groups) who graciously donated the basket for our event.

And these are the people who counted My Heart's Fancy home who made it to at least 3 or more shops.....

1. Kory
2. Jarvae
3. Darla
4. Tonya
5. J.J.
6. Coleen
7. Sue
8. Sheryl

I used Random Number generator to choose our winner.....  

Congratulations Sue Bowers!  You are the lucky winner of $100 in gift certificates from us.  

We enjoyed the Shop Hop so much that I think we may just make it an annual event.

Halloween Tag Swap

Lots of you requested a Halloween swap.  A quick poll of the people revealed a desire to work with the large tags.  If you want to participate, come by and pick up a pack.  Tags are due on October 12 and your batch will be returned to you on Demo Day, October 19.

Class Schedule

I'm working on the class photos so I can post the class schedule here by Tuesday evening.  If you didn't make it by Saturday to see them, I think you'll be pleased.  Lisa always creates wonderful cards and projects for you to make.

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

Sunday, August 25, 2013

September 2013 Classes

September  Classes

We certainly had a great time Saturday during Demo Day.  Great tag Lisa!  And getting to use all that grungy Tim Holtz product - well, that was the cat's pajamas!  Gotta love all those new stencils!

Without further ado, here is the September Class schedule....  If you didn't make it to Demo Day, there is plenty of time to sign up for these fab classes.

Totally Wicked - repeat
September 3

Totally popular!  If you missed this class on the August schedule, here is your chance to take it....  A fun Halloween decoration using Graphic 45 papers and more.

All Occasion Basic Grey
September 5 & 6

A new program from Basic Grey we are trying.  You get a kit with complete directions and supplies for 8 greeting cards.  You will make these 4 cards in class.  The August kit was a hit, so we will be trying this kit and a few more in the coming months.

Halloweenie Cards
September 12 & 13

Tim Holtz, Teresa Collins, Memory Box and more are combined to make this classy set of cards to send to all your spooky friends.

Gelli House
Taught by Kelley Walker
Saturday, September 14

More Gelli printing and the cutest little house box you ever did see!  You'll print a variety of papers to collage to your house as well as learn to print directly on your house.  Lots of fun here!  If you are new to Gel printing and don't want to invest in a Gelli printing plate just yet, Kelley has Gelli Plates for you to borrow.  A must do, no experience required class for you!  This class is limited to 10 so don't wait to sign up.

Haunted Hanging
September 19 & 20

This project is so dang cute, I am gonna find a way to do it.... even if it takes both classes for me to finish!  And I don't even decorate for the holidays.... really!  You'll go batty over this one so don't miss out!

Demo Day
Saturday, September 21

Come and go all day from 10 am to 4 pm.  Watch out tho, cuz I'll be doing the make-it-take-it in Lisa's place.  Lisa's daughter is being honored with a bridal shower smack dab in the middle of Demo Day.  Now I have been known to act like the Wicked Witch of the West, but I am just not that mean......  Lisa's class schedule will be on display as usual, complete with samples and you will be able to register for the classes you want to take.  If you're doing the shop hop, this is the last day to take advantage of the 15% discount and complete your passport for entry in the drawings.  Be sure you check out this shop hop blog post for details.

The Good Witch
September 26 & 27

Now I'm tellin' you this is one of the cutest projects I've seen using one of Catherine Moore's Character Constructions stamps.  Bright and cheerful, yes indeedy my little pretty!  Perfect project for you paper doll fanatics.....

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

Friday, August 9, 2013


SHOP  HOP 2013
September 14th - 21st, 2013

Are you ready for some fun?!!!

Five great stores in the Metro OKC/Edmond/Norman/Harrah area have banded together to bring you a Shop Hop.  It's kinda like a Blog Hop except more fun cuz you get to actually visit the stores personally.


Each store has 25 "Passports" available.  Whoever you get your Passport from is your "home" country.  Every store you visit will stamp your Passport.  When you get 3 passport stamps, you will be entered in a drawing for a Prize Basket from your "home" country.  5 Passport stamps gets you an entry in the drawing for the Grand Prize basket with goodies from all 5 stores....  During the Shop Hop you will receive 15% off your purchases.  You can visit each store as many times as you wish during the Shop Hop week for the discount...  just be sure to show your passport when you check out at the register.

Participating stores are Paper Arts (Edmond), My Heart's Fancy (OKC/Edmond), Paper Crown (OKC), Scrap That (Norman), and Scrapbook Alley (Harrah).

If you purchase your passport from us, you will receive a special "Shop Hop" gift.  Passports are $15 and will be available here beginning Tuesday, August 13th.

Join us for all the fun - you'll be glad you did.

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

Thursday, August 1, 2013

2013 Summer Swap


We like swaps....  we really do.  This one was a little different.  Instead of making 12 of something (tag, card, postcard, shape), we decided it would be fun for participants to create one altered object to swap.  Now, you could do more than one if you wanted, but it only took one to participate.

We chose a masonite shrine from Coffee Break Designs.  No theme.... just create from the heart.  

To be fair I couldn't choose the swaps for partipants, so swaps were wrapped in a manner recognizable only by the contributing artist. When it was time to pick up the swaps, each artist blindly picked a bag and the rest is history!

But, YOU would like to see what was created, wouldn't you?  Here are the photos.....

 A stunning patriotic contribution by Alice Meares

A beautiful floral design by Darla McLeroy

The coolest Bee Box by Linda Kobosky

A fine piece of art by Linda Corbin-Young

Butterfly magic by Marie Brown

A perfect Angel blessing shrine by Mary Buck

A bejeweled beauty by Linda Corbin-Young

Hi-ho Silver and Away! by Alice Meares

The Queen of Hearts flew in from Delaware by the ever talented Suze Perrott

And last, but certainly not least.... a Halloween cabin by Nicole Kohmescher

Lisa and I were devastated that we were unable to get ours finished as we definately wanted every single one of these pieces of art!

Hope you enjoyed seeing a bit of art from a few of our many talented friends.

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

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Class Schedule


Lisa has a great class schedule for you in August.  Kelley Walker is back with another stunning Gelli Plate printing class and  Stephanie Ackerman will be teaching on August 16 & 17.  This is going to be a great month for classes!

Prima Paper Doll Tags
Aug 1st & 2nd

Introduced on the July Schedule, there are a few spots left in this darling class.  These stamps are some of the cutest "doll" stamps around.  Perfect for any age, use these giant tags for gift tags or even as a card.....

Gelli Bound
by Kelley Walker
Saturday, August 3

   You will create this sweet Boxed Book set.  You'll start by creating beautiful mono-prints.  Then you will create 3 purse-sized journals and a beautiful box to hold them.  A great gift for a friend or yourself!  Bring your gelli plate if you have one.  If you don't have a gelli plate of your own, Kelley has one for you to borrow (especially if you are trying mono-printing for the first time).

Basic Grey Unique Cards
August 8th & 9th

Basic Grey has a new program out that we think you will enjoy.....  They have created card kits with enough supplies and printed instructions to create 8 cards.  You will create 4 of them in class with Lisa's help.  You will go home with enough supplies to make numerous cards in addition to the instructions for the remaining 4 cards.  This class is limited to 18 students total so be sure to sign up as soon as possible.

"Lottie" Accordian Tag Book
Sunday, August 11

Inspiration comes from many places, but Lisa saw a wonderful Angel Accordian Tag Book in the most recent Art Journaling magazing from Somerset.  She created her very own version and I don't think you will find a cuter version anywhere!  You will love this project.....

Flycatcher's Dream (repeat)
Tuesday, Aug 13th

This wonderful 8x10 canvas was inspired by a pin Lisa found on Pinterest.  Her own version has been so popular we are repeating it for those who had scheduling conflicts.  Don't mess around, this class fills fast!

Easy Mixed Media X 2
Thursday, Aug 15th

Another repeat by popular demand, this 2 canvas class is so much fun.  If you missed this the first time around, sign up quick.  This class will fill quickly.....

Stephanie Ackerman
August 16 & 17

Although the "52 Card Pick-Up" class is full , there are places available in the all day (Aug 17) "Do What You Love" workshop.  For more information on this AH-mazing workshop, visit this blogpost.  I promise you will enjoy this class more than you can imagine.

Totally Wicked
Aug 22nd & 23rd

Ok, I love this project.  It uses one of the new Kaisercraft kits that includes the plank background piece and the bird.  Lisa has created a fantastic Halloween decoration that I know you will treasure for years to come....  Don't delay signing up for this one - it's gonna fill fast (I know I said that before, but it's gonna!).....

Saturday, August 24
10 am to 4 pm

Delayed a week by Stephanie's classes, you won't want to miss this fun-filled day.  Lisa will have her September class schedule ready and you can see the samples when you start signing up.  We will have another fabulous Make-It-Take-It so bring a friend along and let's have fun!

All Occasion Cards
Aug 29 & 30th

Seriously, this class will blow you away!  Learn how to use scraps to create four wonderful greeting cards.  Scraps will come from some of the new travel-oriented papers by FabScraps.  Lots of fun for you!

Please remember, your paid class fees guarantee your class enrollment.  Unpaid registrations are not held when a class becomes full.  Refunds or credit towards another class 
 are available with 48 hours notice prior to the class.

You are required to bring a basic class kit when you take a class unless otherwise notified.  If you are unsure of what should be included, please call or email Lisa ( or me ( for more details.  

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