Friday, June 21, 2013

Guest Teacher

August 16 & 18

I have learned that nothing happens if you don't ask, so I screwed up my courage and sent out a "would you be interested?" email....  Stephanie Ackerman responded with a resounding yes and is coming to teach 2 fabulous classes!  If you aren't familiar with Stephanie, you can get to know her via her blog... Homegrown Hospitality.

Here's what we have scheduled.....

52 Card Pick-up
Friday, Aug 16
3 pm - 7 pm

This is an extraordinary class.  All supplies are provided except a heat tool, scissors & paper trimmer.  You'll take a deck of playing cards and begin creating what will become 52 encouragement cards, one for every week of the year.  You'll use distress inks, paint, paper, adhesives, tissue tapes and quotes.  These cards are for you or for sharing..... 

Do What You Love
Saturday, Aug 17
10 am - 5 pm

All Day....   
All Supplies Provided.... 
No Experience Needed!
Seriously.... you need only bring a pair of scissors.  And really, you don't need to know what you're doing.....  You'll doodle, you'll carve a stamp, you'll stamp and color your stamp on paper and muslin, and then you'll use your stamp to make a stitched creation.....  I promise this class is so multi-faceted, it'll make your head spin.  But, have no fear, Stephanie will guide you so you won't get lost.


Class registration is now open....  You can come by the store, call (405-509-6788), or email ( to enroll.  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  Phone & email registrations will be billed by PayPal.

These classes are perfect for some girlfriend time.  Share this information with someone who'd enjoy creating art with you and make a weekend retreat out of it!  I can't wait to spend time with you!

That's it for now..... until next post..... happy creatin'!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

July Class Schedule

July 2013
Class Schedule

I can hardly believe it's time to post July's class schedule.  The June classes have been so much fun and I know you will find one or more classes to take in July.....

July 2

This class is so popular it's  being taught for the 4th time!  I promise it is so much fun to learn and be creative all at the same time.  If you haven't taken this class, now is the time!

Independence Day Holiday
We will be closed from Thursday, July 4th through Monday, July 8th for the 4th of July Holiday.

Just a Swinging
July 9th

This stunning project was something Lisa created a few years ago.  Stamps by Character Constructions.  Very eclectic.....

Hero Brights
July 11 & 12

Hero's new stamp collection "Stamp Your Story" inspired this class.  You can stamp your story or make these very cool cards.  Wonderfully versatile stamps and fun colors!

Flycatchers Dream
July 18 & 19

Lisa saw a wonderful canvas and set about to create her own version.  Paints, gesso, tissue, stamps and more go together to make this 8x10 canvas ..... a treasure you'll love for years to come.

Saturday, July 20

It's come and go from 10 am to 4 pm.  The class schedule for August will be ready, complete with samples and you can begin registering for the classes of your choice.  You can enjoy a FREE make-it-take-it and browse new merchandise.  Bring a friend and make a day of it!

Travel Journal Fun
July 25 & 26

Fabulous new paper collection called Transatlantique by Graphic 45 for Echo Park is used to create this one of a kind journal.  Perfect for a photo/journal of your next vacation!

Prima Paper Doll Tags
August 1 & 2

You just gotta love all those Julie Nutting paper doll girls by Prima.   Here's the class for those of you who have been wondering just what you do with those cuties.....  

Questions?  Call or email the store or Lisa for more details.

Coming to the House in August!
Stephanie Ackerman will be teaching 2 classes during the weekend of August 10th.  Watch your email for details!  If you are not on the email list, give me a call (405-509-6788) or email (maura to be added to the list.....

that's it for now.... until next post.... happy creatin'!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Demo Day


wOw!  Demo Day is Saturday and I know it is gonna be so much fun.  Lisa will have her July class schedule ready for sign-ups and the samples will be on display.  We will have the usual FREE make-it-take-it.  AND we're going to have information for a

Remember this cute Mini Shrine class Lisa taught last month?  (I know, some of you haven't taken it yet due to a reschedule)..... Well we thought it might be a fun swap!  You can pick up details and purchase the shrine kit needed on Saturday.  Now, if you're not local, you can still participate.  Contact me via email ( or phone 405-509-6788 for the how-tos.....

Join us for Demo Day and let's have some fun!

that's it for now..... until next post..... happy creatin'!