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'!