Sunday, September 14, 2014

October 2014 Class Schedule

Class Schedule
October 2014

We really had a great Demo Day Saturday.  We saw some "old" (as in long time) friends we don't see often and we met some new ones.  Old and New are a great combo.  And it keeps me smiling!

Anyhoo.....  with Joanne Sharpe coming to teach this Friday through Sunday, I've got to get the next class schedule posted. And if you didn't know about Joanne's great workshops, check out the July 31st post.  Just in case you are interested, there are a few spots left in the Saturday and Sunday morning classes so be sure to let me know pronto if you want to enroll.

Thurs, Oct 2  - 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Fri, Oct 3 - 10:30 am to 1 pm

Create these 5 fall cards using a variety of techniques.  Beautiful colors!  Simple, but elegant.

Sunday, October 5th - 2 pm to 5 pm

Create a creepy 3D Halloween treasure out of an old book!  Lots of techniques and lots of fun.  After you've done this one, you'll be creating them for all your holidays (only they won't be creepy).....

Thursday, Oct 9 - 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Friday, Oct 10 - 10:30 am to 1:00 pm

It's time to get started on those Christmas cards.  These beauties are fun and creative.  Lots of different styles to spark your card-making juices!

Thursday Oct 16 - 6 pm to 9 pm
Friday, Oct 17 - 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Configuration boxes make the most wonderful altered art.  Let Lisa teach you how to make this vintage inspired box using dies, glitter, embellishments and paper.  You can even use one of your own vintage family photos in place of the one you see in the photo above.  Lots of fun in this project!


Saturday, October 18th
Come and Go
10 am to 4 pm

The 3rd Saturday of the month is our FREE Demo Day and you are treated to a FREE Make-It-Take-It, the class schedule for the following month, and usually a plethora of new product to browse.  All this for FREE!  Bring a friend and share the excitement.

Thursday, Oct 23 - 6 pm to 9 pm
Friday, Oct 24 - 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

We have had overwhelming requests for Lisa to teach the turkey canvas I created from leftover fall papers I couldn't bear to throw away.  Lisa's recreation with fresh and exciting BoBunny papers is outstanding.  If you've have been wanting to learn how to do paper piece collaging, this is the project for you.  It's so simple - really, it is!

Saturday, Oct 25 - 10 am to 6 pm

You've been hearing about the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate for some time now.  It's the perfect tool for mono-printing without the mess or expense of traditional mono-printing.  Kelley is our resident expert and she returns to teach you how to make this sweet journal from Gel monoprints you will make in class.  You will need a Gelli Arts Plate, but if you want to try it before you buy it, Kelley has a few to share.

Thursday, Oct 30 - 6 pm to 8 pm
Friday, Oct 31 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Learn how to make this beautiful "charm" bracelet using Tim Holtz fragment charms and a 12x12 piece of Vintage Santa scrapbook paper from Kaisercraft.  It's so easy you'll want to make one for every holiday and one for all your friends too!

Wonderful classes!  Something for everyone I say!   Remember class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  Refunds or class credit available for cancellations received 2 full  business days before the class is scheduled.  Basic class kits are required (call if you are new to our classes and we will help you with the list of supplies needed). Lisa will email you the week of class with a list of any other items you need or might wish to bring.

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

Friday, September 5, 2014

Simple Storage

Stencil Storage

So, storage seems to be a problem for everyone.  So many stamps, so little space... so many stencils, so many tangles...  so many ink pads, so little space...  so many dies, so little space....  the list goes on and on.  

Not too long ago I was reading Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's blog.  Now, you know she is one of the Queens of stencils.  Her designs are a favorite in the Crafter's Workshop line.  Anyway, she was talking about how she stores her stencils and it made total sense to me.  Here's what she inspired me to do:  

Grab a D-ring scrapbook binder! 'You want D-rings 'cuz your pages will stick out from the binder if you don't.  There are lots out there.....  I used one from American Crafts. 

Lots of colors available, chipboard covers & fabric.  All of them are good......

I chose the chipboard with lime green fabric on the spine (cuz there is no orange and I kinda like lime).  You can paint or stencil on the fabric covers.  You can paint, stencil, paper or collage on the chipboard ones.   I keep saying I'm going to get mine fussed up.  I'll make a commitment right now - as soon as I do it I'll publish a pic.  Now I'm going to have to get to it - right?!

Then you'll need 12"x12" page/scrapbook protectors.  We R Memory and American Crafts make many different configurations in 12"x12" page styles.

You can get (and I keep them in stock) 12x12 full sheet,  6x6 pockets (4 pockets to a 12x12 sheet) and 4x4 pockets (9 to a 12x12 sheet). The American Crafts binders come with 10 12x12 single sheet protectors.  Good for a start, but you'll need more if you have lots of stencils.  Anyhoo.....  here's what they'll look like when you start to fill them:

 6x6 pockets

12x12 sheet

Didn't photo my 4x4 sheets, but you get the drift.  

Protectors keep your stencils from tangling and they are easy to see.  Your notebooks will store easily on a shelf.  You might be able put 2 stencils in each pocket.  If you do, you'll want to place paper between them so you can easily see the individual stencils and keep them untangled in their pockets.

We have the D-ring notebooks in stock and all 3 of the sheet protector styles in stock.  Hope this idea makes your stencil storage easier....  I know it has made mine so much simpler!

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