Monday, December 21, 2015

Class Schedule & Christmas Hours

House Happenings

Hope you are ready for Christmas.  There are still a few things to do, but all in all, it's going to be a good one.   I am thankful that my husband and I will be spending Christmas together with both our mothers in one house on Christmas for the first time ever.  That's pretty special.  

Here is the schedule for the week:

Tuesday: 10 am to 6 pm
Wednesday: 10 am to 6 pm
Thursday and Friday: Closed for the Holiday
Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm

There will be an "after Christmas" sale starting on Saturday.  I know quite a few of you will be getting gift certificates for Christmas so plan to spend them on the bargains.  The sale will run through next week.

And NOW for the.....

January class schedule!

Whimsy Delight Canvas
Thursday, January 7
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$30


How cute is this canvas!  Let Lisa show you how easy it is to create on top of a black canvas.  Perfect for Valentine decorations!

"Be Mine" Valentine Cards
Thursday, January 14
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$25


Cute stamps by Lindsay Ostrum by Impression Obsession make these cards dang cute.....  One card even features a pull out girl just for the fun of it!  

Hearts Hearts Hearts
Thursday January 21
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$30


You will make 6 cards (I know, there are only 5 in the picture) using hearts as the theme.  A wonderful variety of ways to create Valentines.

Demo Day
Saturday, January 23
10 am to 4 pm - Come and Go
FREE

We always have a good time on Demo Day.  There are lots of new goodies to browse and the Make 'n Take is FREE.  Lisa will have her class schedule for February on display and you can begin enrolling immediately.  Bring a friend and share the fun!

Pop-Up Valentine Boxes
Thursday, January 28
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$25


You will make a large and a mini pop-up box card in this class.  Pictured is the larger of the boxes.  Both cards will fold up for mailing and the people who receive them will be delighted!

Class Kits:  You are responsible for bringing a kit of basic supplies to every class.  If you are new to classes and need help gathering supplies, just call or come by and we will help get it together.

Class Fees:  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  You may pay by check, cash, Paypal or by credit card when Lisa is present in the store.

That's it for now...  until next time, Happy Creatin'!



  

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Class Schedule

December 2015
Class Schedule

What a fun Demo Day we had on Sunday.  In spite of having postponed it from Saturday to Sunday due to the weather, we had fun.  We missed you if you were unable to attend.  I know many were without power and some of you were stranded by tree debris.  But know that we were thinking of you, missing you, and praying for solutions if you were one of the many with ice issues.

Lisa created this really cute "treat" bag with dies and a stamp set from My Favorite Things.....  



Seriously cute and useful!  Like that cute gift tag you can make with the die set too!  We sold out of stamps and dies, but will have more in late next week if possible.

Here are the classes for December!

Notecards from Santa
Thursday, Dec 3
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$30


Gotta love that Simple Stories collection called Claus & Co.  Here is one more really cute idea for the collection.  You will make 10 notecards and go home with scraps for 6 more!

Birthday Card Gift Pack
Thursday, Dec 10
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$30


A really beautiful gift for the person who is always in need of Birthday cards.  This photo does not do justice to this class.  You will make 4 cards and a portfolio to hold the cards and envelopes.  Papers from the Genevieve collection by BoBunny.

Christmas Matchboxes
Thursday, December 17
10:30 OR 6 pm
$25


Seriously, who doesn't need one last ornament or tiny gift box?!  This set of matchboxes are made from a wonderful die by Sizzix for Tim Holtz.  The papers are from the wonderful Christmastide collection by Authentique.  These boxes are large enough for a small piece of jewelry or a folded $100 bill!  Hope I get one!

Demo Day
Saturday, December 19
10 am to 4 pm
Come & Go
FREE

Last Demo Day of the year but not the least!  Join us for the release of Lisa's January 2016 schedule, a FREE Make 'n Take, and a whole lot of fun!  We hope to have a nice selection of new stamps for Valentine's and are planning a wonderful Valentine themed Make 'n Take.  

Class Kits:  You are responsible for bringing a kit of basic supplies to each class.  All other supplies are provided.  If you are new and need help gathering the supplies, give us a call and we will be glad to help.

Class Fees:  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  You may pay by cash or check in the store.  You may pay by credit card when Lisa is in the store.  If you enroll by email or phone, Lisa will be happy to send a Paypal invoice.

That's it for now.  Hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

November Classes

Class Schedule
November 2015

We had a truly fun Demo Day last Saturday.  Here's the Make 'n Take we created using dies and stamps from My Favorite Things.


We still have supplies available for purchase to create this sweet card.  It's simple, it's cute, and your friends will love any cards you create using the supplies!


Class Schedule

Lisa has got an amazing schedule out for November.  I know there is something here you will enjoy.  Remember you can call, email or come by to enroll.  Check it out!

All About Fall
Thursday, November 5th
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$27


Leaves are falling and the air is getting crisp.  It's time to create those wonderful fall cards you are going to need.  You will use a variety of stamps from Penny Black, Hero Arts, BLine Designs and Impression Obsession.  Lots of different techniques, too!

Under the Mistletoe Canvas
Sunday, November 8
2 pm
$40


You will love making this cute whack-a-doodle winter canvas using Tim Holtz's Bird Crazy and Dyan Reaveley Christmas stamps.  So fun and clever!

Whimsy Christmas
Thursday, Nov 12
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$25


Water coloring and Stampingbella!  You will have a ton of fun creating these whimsical Christmas cards.  So darn cute!

Christmas Memories Box
Thursday, Nov 19
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$30


One of the sweetest memory boxes I've seen.  Inside nestles a little accordion card to hold photos and keepsakes of the season to come.  Papers by Simple Stories.  Creativity by Lisa!

Quick and Easy Christmas Cards
Tuesday, Nov 24
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$20


So elegant and so simple.  Learn simple inking techniques to create a variety of beautiful effects.  Absolutely stunning!

Demo Day
Saturday, Nov 28
10 am to 4 pm
Come and Go
FREE

It's the Saturday after Thanksgiving and I can't think of a better way to avoid the crazy shopping crowds than spending a bit of time with us creating our FREE Make 'n Take.  Lisa will release her class schedule for December and, of course, there will be new goodies to browse and buy.  Remember to leave us your Christmas wish list while you're here so we can tell all your friends and family what you want.  Bring a friend and have twice the fun!

That's the schedule.  Lisa and I know there is something here for you so don't hesitate to call, email or come by to enroll in the class(es) of your choice!

Class Fees - Class fees are due when you enroll in a class.  You can pay for your class(es) by cash, check, and PayPal. You may use a credit card on Demo Day or when Lisa is present in the store. 

Class Kits - Everyone is expected to bring a basic kit of supplies to any class taken.  It includes basic paper crafting supplies such as scissors, glue, tape, bone folder, non-stick craft sheet, heat tool, black ink pad, embossing ink pad, pencil and eraser.  If you need help gathering supplies, let us know and we will help you make sure you have just what you need.   

Friday, October 9, 2015

Halloween Swap 2015

Join us for a fun......

Fall/Halloween Greeting Card Swap

For the first time ever, we are swapping greeting cards.  Create 10 Fall or Halloween cards to swap with others.  You can create any size and use any materials you wish.  Be sure to include envelopes with your swaps.  I will swap them, photo them and post them on Facebook so you can see all the cards submitted.  There is no cost to participate and no reservation required.  

Turn in your swaps by 4 pm on October 17th.  If you cannot drop them off personally on or before Saturday, you can mail them to me.  Just make sure they arrive here by Tuesday, the 20th.

Pick-up date:  Saturday, Oct 24th - Demo Day!

Not local?  No problem.  Mail them so they arrive by Tuesday, October 20th and you can be included.  I will return them to you by mail (just include a mailing label and I'll send your swaps back at no cost).  

Have fun!  

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

October 2015 Classes

October Classes
&
Demo Day

We had a lovely Demo Day on Saturday.  Lots of new things came in for everyone to browse.  Check out the really cute Free Make 'n Take Impression Obsession provided for us!


So fun for fall!  Lisa's October schedule was revealed and there are lovely selections for you to pick.  The schedule is short one class (there were some unexpected happenings for Lisa).  We will reveal that class in the next week or so.

Here is what we have for you in October!

Blessing Book - $45
Tuesday, Oct 6
10:30 am OR 6 pm


Thanksgiving is about being thankful for all that has been given to us.  Write your "thankful memories" and place pictures on the tags that fill this unique book of pockets.

Vintage Christmas Cards - $25
Thursday, Oct 15th
10:30 am OR 6 pm


Never too early to start on Christmas Cards!  Here is a classic collection of cards made from Tim Holtz papers and stamps from both Tim Holtz and Hero Arts.

House Mouse Xmas - $25
Tuesday, Oct 20th
10:30 am OR 6 pm


House Mouse fans!  Here is a really cute set of cards made from some of the newest House Mouse stamps.  Lovely papers from Basic Grey.

DEMO DAY
Saturday, Oct 24th
10 am to 4 pm
Come and Go

We always have a good time on Demo Day.  There is a FREE Make 'n Take, new goodies to browse and Lisa's new class schedule for the next month is revealed.  Bring a friend, cuz, you know, it's always more fun with a friend!

Vintage Christmas Vignette - $35
Thursday, Oct 29th
10:30 am OR 6 pm


Need new Christmas decorations?  Here's a beauty!  Box from Graphic 45 - everything else is Tim Holtz.  

Fall Cards - TBA
Thursday, November 5th
10:30 am OR 6 pm

We'll have a photo and more information in the next week or so for this class so "Stay Tuned".

CLASS FEES:  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  You may pay by Paypal, check or cash.  If Lisa is present when you enroll, she can take your credit cards.

CLASS KIT:  A class kit is required for all classes.  If you are new and need a list of what's necessary, give us a call or come by and we will help you get it together.

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



Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sept Class Schedule

SEPTEMBER 2015
CLASS SCHEDULE

Oh what fun we had on Demo Day!  Don't you just love the cute Halloween card we made?


Lisa's class schedule for the month is absolutely stunning and full of Halloween fun.  There is so much on the schedule I am certain you will find something that excites the in ghoul you!  Check it out.....

Canvas Collage
Thursday, Sept 3
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$40


This beautiful serene 8x10 canvas project uses the Wallflower Paper Stash from Tim Holtz.  Lots of mixed media techniques!

Fun Halloween Pop-up Boxes
Tuesday, Sept 8
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$25


These cute boxes fold down to fit in an A2 envelope for mailing as a card!  Impression Obsession stamps and Papers from Graphic 45 and Carta Bella.

Spooky in 3D
Thursday, Sept 17
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$50


The coolest 3D shadow box project ever!  Tim Holtz Halloween embelishments, stamps and papers make this piece on wheels a decorative keepsake for the years to come.

Paris Canvas
Sunday, Sept 20
2 pm
$45


We have had numerous requests for Lisa to teach this class again.  She uses the paper doll kit by Character Constructions to create this wonderful Paris themed altered canvas.

Trick or Treat Cards
Thursday, Sept 24
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$20


Watercolor, Lindsey Ostrum Halloween stamps, Tombow markers & Halloween papers by Carta Bella!  Can't lose with this combination!

DEMO DAY
Saturday, Sept 26
10 am to 4 pm
Come and go

Demo Day is always fun and this one will be no exception.  Join us for a FREE Make 'n Take, view the class schedule for October, and browse new merchandise.  Bring a friend and have twice as much fun!

Vintage Halloween Houses
Tuesday, Sept 29
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$25


Using the Tim Holtz Dwellings die, you will create 3 cute houses and a "tombstone".  So very vintage!

Halloween Duo
Thursday, Oct 1st
10:30 am OR  6 pm
$35


Two 4x8 canvases make up this Halloween duo using Character Constructions stamps, Carta Bella paper and more!

Class Fees:  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  You can pay by Paypal, OR check or cash in store.  

Class Kit:  You are responsible for basic class supplies.  If you are not sure what supplies you should always bring to class, just call the store and we will help you get those together.

There is something for everyone so call or come by to enroll in the class(s) of your choice.

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

Monday, July 27, 2015

August Happenings

August 2015
Classes

We had an amazingly fun day Saturday.  We got to visit with lots of people we haven't seen in a while.  The Make 'n Take was a huge success.  Here's a "phone" photo of it.

  
We used a variety of dies and a stamp from My Favorite Things. The background colors are Distress Inks.

SUMMER SWAP: We also began giving out templates for our Summer "Fishy" swap.  If you would like to participate, come by for a set of templates.

AUGUST CLASS SCHEDULE:

Cards That R Gifts
Thursday, August 6
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$30

  
Lisa gets really creative with these two layered cards.  Paper by BoBunny's Juliet collection.  You'll love the creative folds and pockets.  Printed instructions provided so you can make more!

Halloweenie Cards
Tuesday, August 11
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$27


Graphic 45's new Rare Oddities collection makes these Halloween cards spooktacular.    Pockets and doors will delight your friends.  

Dina Wakley Workshops
August 14-16


Dina Wakley never fails to delight her students with her never ending creativity and encouragement.  Check out the selection on this post:  Dina Wakley Returns.  Then call or email me to reserve your seat.  You will be so glad you did!

Hanging Bird Banner
Tuesday, Aug 18
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$25


Cutest little banner ever!  Dina Wakley scribbly bird stamp, Prima leaves, Tim Holtz tape measure and die cut.  You can't go wrong with this project!

Floral Variety Cards
Thursday, August 27
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$27


Really nice selection of cards using new Basic Grey papers called Tea Garden.  Nice collection!

DEMO DAY
Saturday, August 29
Come and Go
FREE

This should be the last month we have to adjust our schedule.  It's a week later than usual, but that doesn't mean we won't have just as much fun.  Join us for a FREE Make 'n Take and the opportunity to view Lisa's schedule for September.  Bring a friend and share the love!

Canvas Collage
Thursday, September 3
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$40

  

As always, Lisa creates some of the most beautiful canvases.  You will enjoy creating this beautiful vintage project using a variety of Tim Holtz products.

REMEMBER you are responsible for bringing a kit of basic supplies to every class.  If you are new and need help, give us a call and we'll help you get it together.

CLASS FEES are due at the time of enrollment.  Cash or checks are accepted and Lisa is now able to send Paypal invoices if you are unable to pay your fees in person.  Credit cards may be used IF Lisa is in store to process them.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Refunds or credit will be issued for cancellations received 2 full days prior to class.  You must email Lisa or call the store during business hours.  IF you are unable to attend for any reason, you may gift or sell your class to a friend.

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

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Dina Wakley August 2015 Workshops

Dina Wakley
returns
August 14-16


One of my favorite guest artists is Dina Wakley.  She has a very relaxed and encouraging style in her teaching that will warm your heart and leave you feeling artistic.  She became a Ranger Signature Designer last year and we love, love, love all her stamps, stencils and paints by Ranger.  Dina brings almost everything you need for class so you only need to bring a very few items.  Join us for one or all of these exciting classes.  You will be glad you did!

A Face in the Crowd
Friday, Aug 14
10:30 am to 6 pm
$135


We live in a world of different faces.  this class is about celebrating those faces in the crowd, and recording them in an expressive and thoughtful way.  This class is not about making perfect or pretty faces, it's about making distinct faces.  Dina will show you her favorite ways to scribble and draw expressively.  You'll explore various art techniques and learn how to incorporate your drawings into mixed-media pieces to create unified, meaningful art.  You will practice in your journal and then make a large work of art to show off your skills!  There will be an hour and a half break for lunch.
SUPPLY LIST:  Ranger craft sheet, paint brushes, palette knife, scissors, pencil sharpener & your art journal (Dylusions journal recommended).

A Cut Above
Saturday, Aug 15
10 am to 1 pm
$80


Ready to make art that's a cut above?  Come to this class where we'll explore cuts, folds and pockets as a way to add variety and interest to your artwork.  We'll work with stamps, stencils, and acrylics to make unique journal pages.  We'll focus on bold colors and images as well.
SUPPLY LIST:  Ranger craft sheet, paint brushes, palette knife, scissors, craft knife & cutting mat, pencil sharpener & your art journal (Dylusions journal recommended).

Watercoloring with Acrylic
Saturday, Aug 15
3 pm to 6 pm
$80


Acrylic paint + a little bit of water = magic!  Join Dina as we add water to her acrylic paints to create wonderful art magic!  We'll make organic backgrounds and she will also show you how easy it is to paint in stamped images to get a watercolor look.  Easy Peasy!  We'll make gorgeous artful tags to highlight all of the techniques.
SUPPLY LIST:  Ranger craft sheet, paint brushes, palette knife, scissors, pencil sharpener & your art journal (Dylusions journal recommended).

Puddles and Pockets
Sunday, Aug 16
10 am to 1 pm
$80


Join Dina for some creative journaling where we'll be making puddles and pockets.  She will show you one of her favorite new techniques she calls "ink throwing".  Ink and acrylic paint will combine to create unique and dynamic backgrounds that you will love!  We'll use her new rubber stamps sets and stencils to create layered tag with ink and paint.  We'll tuck these tags into pockets on the page.  Come and play with Dina's stamps and stencils and have lots of fun!
SUPPLY LIST:  Ranger craft sheet, paint brushes, palette knife, scissors, craft knife & cutting mat, & your art journal (Dylusions journal recommended).

ENROLLMENT is now open.  Enrollment is limited to 20 students in each class.  The store will be closed to the public during the classes in order to provide you with the best class experience possible.  You may enroll by email (maura@myheartsfancyok.com), phone (405-509-6788) or by visiting the store.  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment. You may pay by cash, check, credit card (in store only) or Paypal.  
FULL WEEKEND DISCOUNT:  Enroll in all 4 classes - pay by July 10th - you will receive a $20 discount.

Cancellation policy:  Full refunds are available for cancellations received by Thursday, August 6.  If you are unable to attend your class(es) after that date, you may sell or gift your class(es) to a friend.  If we have a wait list (not guaranteed) and can fill your seat, we will gladly refund your class fees.

I am so excited to bring this opportunity to you.  Join us for all the fun. You will truly enjoy yourself no matter which class(es) you take!



Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Class Schedule

July 2015
Class Schedule

We've got a lovely line-up for you this month.  Take a look, then drop by or call to enroll & get ready to have some art therapy!

Butterflies Are Free Canvases
Thursday, July 2
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$40


A beautiful trio of canvases which can be connected or hung separately.  Easy peasy.  Perfect for that skinny spot that needs something or as a gift for a friend.

Rose Pockets and Flaps Cards
Thursday, July 9
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$25


A truly lovely set of cards made simple.  All of the thornless roses are cut from a beautiful BoBunny paper called the Juliet collection.  Special pockets and closures make this set of cards unique even in their simplicity.

Round in Circles Mini Book
by Kelley Walker
Saturday, July 11
10 am to 4 pm
$40


The friend Lisa and I affectionately call "Gelli Kelley" returns to teach this wonderful bookbinding project.  Using the 4" or 6" round Gelli Art printing plate, you will create fun mono-printed papers to use to make the book of your dreams!  You will need your own round Gelli Plate, but Kelley provides the rest!

Travel Journal Binder
Sunday, July 12th
2 pm
$45


Have travels?  Need journal?  Here is the class for you!  Let Lisa guide you through the creation of this "vintage" travel journal for all those travel pics and souveniers you collected on your latest journey.  Gotta love it!

Watercolor Blooms
Tuesday, July 14th
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$20


More watercolor the Lisa way!  Lisa uses some beautiful new stamps from Impression Obsession to continue teaching you wonderful ways to watercolor using Distress pads and Tombow Markers.  Sweet dies from Hero Arts complete several of the cards.

Mono Printing on Cards
Thursday, July 23
10:30 am or 6 pm
$20


Learn how to use the 3x5 Gelli Arts printing plate to create soft, visually pleasing, layered backgrounds for your cards.  You will also use some of the newest stamps from Penny Black.  Lisa will provide a Gelli plate and brayer for each table.  Gelli plates and brayers are available for purchase at the store if you wish to use your own for class.

Demo Day
Saturday, July 25
10 am to 4 pm
come and go
FREE

Demo Day is a week late this month.  Can't have Demo Day without Lisa and she is attending the wedding of her long lost niece in California on the regular weekend. It's a beautiful story and it just wouldn't be right if she had to miss it.  In any case, we will have just as much fun as ever and you can see and sign up for August classes.  We will have a wonderful Make-it-Take-it for you as well.

Fly Canvas
Thursday, July 30
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$30


I get a lot of comments on this project which has been sitting in the display case (commonly known as "the front counter").  All of the supplies are still available so when we have enough requests, we throw it on the schedule.  If you have been drooling over admiring this canvas, now is the time to create this beauty.

Coming in August

Dina Wakley returns August 14-16 to teach 4 fabulous workshops.  I will have information posted here at the end of the week or first of next week.  Mark your calendar.  You will want to take advantage of this opportunity!

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

Sunday, May 17, 2015

2015 Classes

June 2015
Classes

We had a really lovely Demo Day on Saturday.  Thank you to all who came by and enjoyed Lisa's sweet Make-it-Take-it. 

Here is June's class schedule.  Lisa has put out a wonderful group of cards and projects.  Joanne Sharpe will be here teaching 3 fabulous classes.  There is something here for everyone.  Check it out!

God's Nature Shadow
Box
Thurs May 28th
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$30


Here is an older class that so many have requested be taught again.  Beautiful stamps, papers and some fun techniques are combined to make a wonderful keepsake.

Take Flight & Find Joy Cards
Thurs, June 4 - 6 pm
OR
Friday, June 5 - 10:30 am
$25


New stamps from B Line Designs inspired this wonderful set of cards.  You will also enjoy using Authentique collection of papers called "Beauty."

Mini Book in a Box
Tues, June 9th
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$30


Sizzix created a new die for Stephanie Ackerman.  It is just perfect for this little project. You will create a tiny book to fit in the atc box made from the die and use papers from the Tim Holtz Wallpaper paper pad.

Joanne Sharpe Workshops
June 12 & 13


Our good friend, Joanne Sharpe is returning to teach 3 really fun classes.  You can find the details on the Joanne Sharpe Workshops blog (click on Joanne's name to go to the post.)  There are a few spots left so don't wait!

Poppy Inspired Canvas
Thursday, June 18
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$35


This canvas was inspired by Vicky Papaioannou, an artist for Penny Black Stamps.  You will enjoy learning how to create a 3D effect using the beautiful Penny Black Poppy stamp.

DEMO DAY
June 20
10 am to 4 pm
FREE

We always have fun on Demo Day.  It is a time to visit with old and new friends.  Lisa always creates a FREE Make-It-Take-It for you to make.  The class samples for July will be on display and you can start signing up for the classes of your choice.  

Let's Flock Together Cards
Thurs, June 25
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$30


Ok, who doesn't love those Bird Crazy stamps by Tim Holtz?  I can't think of anyone!  Make these silly, funny, creative cards Lisa designed.  You will be laughing so hard you'll be crying.  Stinkin' Cute!

Class Fees:  Class fees are due at the time you enroll in class.  If you cannot attend your class, you may gift or sell your spot to a friend.  Refunds for any class taught by Lisa are available for cancellations received 2 full business days prior to class. 


Class Kits:  Remember, you are responsible for bringing your basic class kit.  If you are new to classes and need help, give us a call and we'll help you get your supplies together.  

That does it for now!  Until next post, Happy Creatin'!