Sunday, March 16, 2014

April 2014 Classes

Class Schedule

We had a blast Saturday.  After a quiet start, the fun kicked in.  Lisa's Make-It-Take-It was the cutest little Easter box made from the new Tim Holtz mini matchbox die and a sweet bunny die from Impression Obsession.  Forgot to take a picture.  I'll try to post one to Facebook on Tuesday.  She released a wonderful class schedule for April too.....  and here it is!

Watercolor Cards
April 3 & 4th

Dig out your Tombow or Distress markers and get ready to master watercolor while making these beautiful cards.  Easy peasy once you know how!

Bless This House Canvas
Sunday, April 6

Multiple techniques using papers, paints, stencils, pitt brush markers, modeling paste and more.....  Bright and cheerful - yes indeed!  

All Occasion Card Fun
April 8 & 10

Bright, cute and very springy!  You'll use some of the new Couture stamps by Dyan Reaveley and the Scribbly Bird stamps by Dina Wakley.  Lovely paper from a new Basic Grey collection called Fresh Cut provides the perfect background!

Stephanie Ackerman Workshops
April 11 & 12

Stephanie returns to teach 4 fabulous classes: Whole New Doodle, 52 Card Pick {Me} Up 2014, Miscellany 1 & 2.  Class size is limited to 20 in each class, but there are a few spaces left in all of them.  For more detailed information on these classes see this blogpost.  

Fun Book for Fun
April 17 & 18

Lisa learned how to make a tiny book from Tracy Moore.  She thought you'd enjoy learning how to make it from a Jumbo box of playing cards.  Really fun way to learn a simple form of bookbinding that you'll want to use over and over again!  Perfect for notes or to use as a mini art journal.....

Demo Day
Saturday, April 19
Come & Go - 10 am to 4 pm

It's our monthly fun day and really is so much fun...  Lisa's May class schedule will be on display.  You'll get to make something really fun.  We'll have lots of new stuff for you to browse through.  Bring a friend and have fun with us!

Altered Vintage Frame
April 24 & 25

Cute new frame from Prima.....  chipboard letters, "found relatives" and a pocket watch (all from Tim Holtz)....  voila'!  Bring your own picture if Tim's found relatives don't float your boat.  Very fun!

Join us for one or two of these fun classes - aw heck!  take 'em all!  

Paid class fees (required) saves your seat in the class(es) of your choice.  Basic supply kit required and should include pencil, ruler, scissors, sponge, tweezers, exacto knife, small cutting mat, 2 way tape or glue, heat gun, embossing pad, black ink pad, bone folder, non-stick craft mat and anything you can't craft without.

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

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Special April Workshops

Stephanie Ackerman
April 11 & 12

I am so please to be welcoming Stephanie Ackerman back for another round of exciting workshops.  Stephanie was such a joy last year that I just couldn't wait to have her back again.  Here's what she'll be teaching next month....

A Whole New Doodle
Friday, April 11
10 am to 1 pm

Revamped and even better than before!  If you want to learn how to doodle the Homegrown Hospitality way, this is the class for you.  You will learn the basics of doodle lettering by creating in your own composition style "doodle" book.  Then you'll learn how to add details and dimensions using doodle borders, boxes & scallops.  This is just plain fun!

52 Card Pick {Me} Up
Friday, April 11
3 pm to 6 pm

Stephanie taught the 2013 version here last year and this year brings her 2014 version to the table.  It's a whole new ball game.  You will take a deck of playing cards and create cards using a whole new style that will encourage and comfort you or someone else!  I promise you will love, love, love this class.....

Miscellany - Making Art For Art
Part 1
Saturday, April 12
10 am to 1 pm
$75 or $65 without the Gelli Plate

You will spend time playing, experimenting, and creating one of a kind art .  You will use the popular Gelli Arts printing plate, acrylic paints, stencils and more.  If you haven't used a Gelli Plate yet, it's time you jumped in with both hands!  The art you create in this class will be used in Miscellany - Make Art From Art, Part 2 should you decide to take that class.  However, you do not have to take this class to take Part 2.

Miscellany - Make Art from Art
Part 2
Saturday, April 12
3 pm to 6 pm

In this workshop you will spend time with Stephanie creating more art by using the art you created in Miscellany Part 1.  Didn't take that class?  No Problem!  Stephanie will share art from her own stash of art papers.....  Together you will create pieces to use in your Project Life albums, 52 Card Pick Up cards, or just to use making beautiful gifts for friends and family.

Enrollment is now open.  You can call the store at 405-509-5688, email me at, or come by the store.  Enrollments received by phone or email will be billed by PayPal unless you make other arrangements.

Join us for all the fun....  I know you will be glad you did.

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