Friday, December 26, 2014

January 2015 Classes

Class Schedule
January 2015

Hope you had a Merry Christmas.  With all the holiday happenings, the class photos didn't get taken til today and so the schedule is up just a little bit later than usual.  Forgive me.....  please.

Lisa had a lot more ready than she thought she would so we have a complete schedule for January.  It's bright and cheerful.  Kelley Walker returns with a wonderful portfolio project and Donna Downey will be here the last weekend of the month. (1 spot left in Donna's class....  see details here).

No more blathering!  Here's what's in store for you in January.....

Sunday, Jan 4 - 2 pm to 6 pm

Please don't give up!  If the extra supplies arrive on time, we will have enough for 3 or 4 more people, so please put your name on the wait list.....  that being said, this Perpetual Calendar Book is just the thing for keeping up with the annual events in your life.  There is section for every month where you can write in the name/event and there is a pocket for the cards needed.  Beautiful Graphic 45 paper - "Time to Flourish" has been used to create this wonderful project.

Thurs, Jan 8 - 6 pm to 9 pm
Fri, Jan 9 - 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

We put this on as a surprise extra in December and here's another chance to create this wonderful canvas.  11 x 14 canvas - paint - paper - and more!  A wonderful decoration for January.  It's a cute one you'll enjoy using year after year.

Saturday, Jan 10 - 10 am to 6 pm

Kelley's back with another all-day fun-day class. You'll Gelli print in the morning, take a break for lunch and return to assemble this wonderful portofolio with your printed masterpieces.  Don't have a Gelli Gel Printing Plate?  Kelley has one you can borrow.   I promise you'll have a ton of fun with this one!

Thurs, Jan 15th - 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Fri, Jan 16th - 10:30 am to 1 pm

Fun! Fun! Fun!  Can't say Fun! enough when I think of this group of Valentine cards.  If you haven't tried the KaiserFusion  alcohol markers, you are in for a treat!  Love these markers... These alcohol markers are absolutely one of the best on the market at a fraction of the cost.  You'll be able to purchase 2 for the price of many of the others on the market!

Sat, January 17th
Come and Go - 10 am to 4 pm

We always have a fabulous FREE Make-It-Take-It for you to create.  Lisa will have her class schedule for February with samples on display.  And we strive to have a plethora of new products for you to browse.  Bring a friend and join the fun! 

Tues, Jan 20 - 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Thur, Jan 22 - 10:30 - 1pm

Beautiful and serene.  Soft and romantic.  Madeline paper collection by BoBunny and stamps by Impression Obsession.  You just can't lose with that combination!


January 24 & 25

Donna is bringing her newest 2 day workshop on the road and we are excited to be able to offer it here!  This workshop is amazing and you will learn so many mixed-media techniques.  We have 1 seat left so if you are interested, check out the details on this blog post: "Donna Downey Returns".

Thur, Jan 29th - 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Fri, Jan 30 - 10:30 am to 1 pm

Simple Stories Valentine collection makes this wonderful set of quick and easy notecards.  You are just gonna love 'em and will want to make even more when you see just how easy they really are to create!

Thur, Feb 5th - 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Fri, Feb 6th - 10:30 am to 1 pm

Sizzix released a fabulous heart pocket die and it's just perfect for this sweet project.  Lisa will guide you through the intricacies of this project - just kidding - it only looks intricate, but when Lisa shows you just how easy it is, you'll be ready to make more.

WOW!  That's quite a lot for one month.  I know that there is at least one exciting class for everyone.  Come by or give us a call to enroll in one or more of these fabulous classes.....

Class Kits are required.  Need one?  We can help you put one together.

Class Fees are due at the time of enrollment.  You can pay by cash, check or Lisa can send you a Paypal.

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

Thursday, December 18, 2014

December Doings

What's Happening
in the House
This Week

Wow!  This is the last weekend before Christmas!  Kinda gives ya pause, doesn't it?  As I wrote that I almost went down the rabbit trail of "where does that phrase come from?", but we don't have time for that - HaHa!  So here's what's going on this week.....

Demo Day
Saturday - 10 am to 4pm

Yep, we are going to have it Saturday.  You know we have fun.  We have a wonderful Make-It-Take-It from Impression Obsession.  It's really sweet.  Lisa is hard at work on her class schedule for January.  Since Valentine goodies are just now coming out, it'll be a partial schedule.  She'll have more for you right after the 1st (I think).  Select Christmas items will be 50% OFF beginning Saturday.  AND there will be a small gift with every purchase.   Oh, I see that I have forgotten to tell you that I will have my Kuerig here so you can have hot chocolate, cappuccino, coffee and hot apple cider.  Now you know!  Grab a friend and let's have one last fling for 2014.  We think you'll enjoy it.


No, it's not in yet, but Catherine is just about ready to reveal all.....  Hoping to have a flyer so you can special order Saturday, but it's not here yet.  We have, however, given her our initial order so we can have it here as soon as it is available to ship.

One of Catherine's good friends is sponsoring a "Tea for 2" Character Construction swap.  I'll have details for you to pick up on Saturday if you want to participate (you do need to register to participate).  In the mean time you can check out the Pinterest Page for past submissions.  Exciting, I tell ya!

Let It Snow-Man Canvas Class - $35
Tuesday, Dec 30 - 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Phone Photo, sorry..... sometimes you just don't have time to get out the good stuff!  Anyhoo, we had a request to put this on between Christmas and New Years for some out of town guests.   Lisa and I thought you might want to join them.  It's a go (already have 8 willing souls) so if you want to join us email Lisa at 


Instagram photo..... sorry, no time for big cameras this time either!

It's not too late to purchase gift certificates for your art buddies.....  The store has $5 & $10 certificates.  Lisa's are $10 certificates.  


Tuesday, Dec 23 - 10 am to 6 pm
Wednesday, Dec 24 - CLOSED
Christmas Day - CLOSED
Friday, Dec 26 - 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday, Dec 27 - 10 am to 4 pm

I will closing regularly at 4 pm on Saturdays beginning Sat, Dec 27.

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

Saturday, December 13, 2014

December 2014

Balzer Designs
Carve December

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer challenges herself to create art everyday.  This month she challenged herself to carve a stamp every day and invited her followers to join in.  Although December is already half gone, it's never too late to join in the fun.  If you would like to join in you can find the details here..... #CarveDecember.  Although I haven't had time to carve every day, I have joined in and have had an incredibly fun time.  Here are some of the results:

My first attempt...  Hey, you gotta start somewhere!

This one made it to Julie's blog.  You can see what she has done so far and some of the designs of others she chose to highlight.

Gotta do the whole set - right?  Good thing you can use the 6 for the 9 cuz it was another oops! event.

Note to self: Do NOT use the blue carving rubber again!  It crumbles ...

The ambitious design!  Not bad for a beginner and I'm glad I tried it.  I'll try again when I have more experience.....

If you post on Instagram or just lurk there, check out the hashtag #CarveDecember.  There is a lot of carving inspiration there.  Seriously .... carving can be addictive!

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