Monday, April 24, 2017

May 2017 Class Schedule


May 2017
Class Schedule

We had a wonderful time Saturday during our regularly scheduled monthly Demo Day.  Those who attended made this cute birthday card using stamps and dies from My Favorite Things.


Seriously, cute!  The slider tab pulls out and reveals the full message.  There is a stamp and die for a boy version as well.....

Lisa put out the new class schedule for May.  I know you will like it.  There is something for everyone (I know, I always say that, but it's true!).  Here's what's on tap for May.

Mini Journal and Box
Tuesday, May 2
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$30


Let Lisa guide you through the steps to create a mini journal that tucks inside a decorative box.  The mini journal includes several sheer pockets to use to hold sweet notes or mini vintage ephemera.  Papers by Kaisercraft.

Prayer Pocket
Thursday, May 11
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$35


This is a really fun project made from a simple paper bag.  It hangs from a mini hanger from Tim Holtz.  Three pockets hold several treasures.... 2 mini journals and an assortment of message cards.  Great encouragement gift or holder for your special prayer journal.

Art Journaling Saturday
Saturday, May 13
10 am OR 2 pm
$15


Lisa will be guiding you through the creation of this butterfly page.  You may choose to create a 1 page spread but can certainly do 2 if you wish.  Since art journaling is all about experimentation, Lisa created 2 similar pages in order to explore 2 different ways of coloring the background.  And that's the beauty of art journaling....  You'll have lots of fun with this one.

Flutter By Cards
Thursday, May 18
10:30 am OR  6 pm
$25


When Lisa saw these butterfly stamps, dies and sentiment stamps by My Favorite Things, she knew she had to create this beautiful set of cards.  You'll enjoy playing with the new Oxide inks, distress inks and these dies and stamps!

Demo Day
Saturday, May 20th
10 am to 4 pm
Come & Go
FREE

Join us for a FREE Make 'n Take while viewing the June class schedule.  You'll have fun browsing the new products that have arrived as well.  Grab a friend and share the fun.  

Vintage Shadow Box
Thursday, May 25
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$35


Lisa has created this lovely shadow box using a Kaisercraft shadow box and papers and stamps from Character Constructions.  A beautiful gift for the friend who loves vintage themed art or just make it for yourself!

Brilliant Poppies Canvas
Thursday, June 1
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$30


Here's a fabulous example of how Lisa takes a stamp and turns it into an amazing piece of artwork.  Let Lisa guide you through the creation of this canvas that will have all your friends asking you where you bought it. You will have the pleasure of saying "I made that!"

Coming in June
Nathalie Kalbach Workshops
June 16-18


Nathalie is returning to teach 3 exciting workshops.  Nathalie is an artist with many talents.  She loves to teach us incredible art techniques and she has a great line-up this year.  For more detailed information, click HERE.....  If you want to take your art to another level, you will want to take one or all of these great workshops!

ENROLLMENT INFORMATION:  You may enroll by email (lbruno7754@aol.com), by phone or in person in the store.  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment and guarantee your place in class.  Lisa accepts cash, checks and Paypal. Enrollment details for the Nathalie Kalbach workshops can be found HERE.

BASIC CLASS KITS:  You are required to bring a kit of basic supplies to every class.  If you are new and don't know what to bring, give us a call and we will help you gather what you need.  A detailed list can be picked up at the store or emailed to you.  

That's it for now! 

"Let the Art out of Your Heart and Create Everyday!"

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Guest Artist - June 2017

NATHALIE KALBACH
RETURNS!

New Workshops

JUNE 16-18


Nathalie is returning for the 3rd time and she has 3 ah-mazing workshops for you to take.  Seriously, she always teaches us so much.  Challenging? Yes.... but she teaches you the techniques that will have you making masterpieces you didn't know you could create!

Get ready to "Stroll Through the Hood" to find "The Magic of Acrylics" and then arrive to learn "What's Cooking"!  Here is what you can expect.....

STROLL THROUGH THE HOOD
Friday, June 16
2:30 - 6 pm
$75


Let's create a beautiful little wall hanging for your home, office, or beyond!

We will begin by creating a colorful, patterned background.  Then we'll take it further by adding scenery using stamps, graphite, paints and other supplies. Finally we will add detail and highlights to pull the landscape together.  We will be working on Ampersand Clayboard which offers a special and exciting surface to create your Mixed Media work on.

Nathalie will be sharing her new stamps by Rubber Moon, Archival Ink Pads in various colors and Art Graf water-soluable graphite.

YOU will need to bring:  2-3 Ampersand Clayboard in 5"x7", 5-8 colors of acrylic paint, medium bristle brush, a couple of very small fine tip paint brushes for detail work, a craft or Xacto knife, Black Archival Ink Pad and an apron to protect your clothes.


THE MAGIC OF ACRYLICS
Technique & Abstract Painting
Saturday, June 17
10 am - 5 pm (1 hr included for lunch)
$115


Join Nathalie for a full-day class exploring all kinds of different Acrylic Media - from Dumbledore to Merlin, from Acrylic Paints to Acrylic Inks, from String Gel to Pouring Medium, from Modeling Past to Black Lava and other fun stuff!

Learn their magic - and put an end to the mystery of how to use these amazing helpers in your Mixed Media and/or Art Journaling projects.  The first half of the class will be technique based and in the second half you will put your own spell onto 3 abstract canvas paintings.  After this class you will have a lot of fun waving your new magic acrylic want whenever you create!

Nathalie will bring heavy body paints, acrylic inks, the mediums listed in the description, her stamps from Rubber Moon, ArtFoamies and Stampendous and her stencils from Stencil Girl Products!

YOU will need to bring: 3 canvas boards or stretched canvases (6x6 or 8x8), 10 shipping tags (#10 size) (or watercolor paper cut to 4"x8"), white gesso, gel medium, fluid medium, 8-10 colors of acrylic paint, black & white acrylic paint, a small variety of brushes (bristle, medium flat, small round, fan), palette knife, non-stick craft sheet, heat gun, apron to protect clothing.

WHAT'S COOKING?
Sunday, June 18
10 am to 5 pm (1 hr included for lunch)
$115



What makes an Art Journal spread, or for that matter a work of art, work?

Let's explore in a playful and creative way the Principles and Elements of Art, using Mixed Media tools and supplies.  Think of the principles as you might think of a recipe: a starting point to which we add the right ingredient - the elements - to make your art journal pages more interesting.  Develop your individual recipes, which will result in your very own style. - LET'S GET COOKING!

Nathalie will bring her stamps by Rubber Moon, ArtFoamies, and Stampendous, her stencils by Stencil Girl Products, Artgraf water soluble graphite, Derwent Art Bars, Neocolor II water soluable wax bars and acrylic markers.

YOU will need to bring:  Your art journal (large Dylusions recommended), white gesso, matte gel medium, 8-10 colors of Acrylic Paint, black & white acrylic paint, water color set (if you have one), assortment of paint brushes (bristle, wide flat, medium flat, small round and fan, and a few smaller brushes for your watercolors), rubber brayer, palette knife, black archival ink pad, heat gun, small misting bottle, apron to protect clothing.

 ADDITIONAL WORKSHOP DETAILS.....

SUPPLIES:  Supplies you need to bring are listed with each workshop description.  We stock most of the basic supplies you are required to bring with you.  If there is anything on the list you want us to reserve for you, please email us with your list as soon as possible and we will have them ready and waiting when you arrive for class.  You will receive a 10% discount on all purchases during the workshops. As always, we will supply art rags, paper towels, baby wipes, water jars for each table.

ENROLLMENT:  Enrollment is now open.  You may enroll by email (maura@myheartsfancyok.com),  phone, or in person.  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  Credit card payment accepted in store only.  If you are not local or cannot come by in person to pay class fees, I will send a Paypal invoice or you may mail a check. No credit cards accepted over the phone.

I know you are going to love each and every one of these power packed workshops. Enroll today to be sure you have a seat. You will be glad you did!

My Heart's Fancy
Fenwick Plaza Shopping Center
16534 N Pennsylvania Avenue
Edmond, OK  73012
405-509-6788

    

Sunday, March 19, 2017

APRIL 2017 CLASSES


New Class Schedule

Did you make it to Demo Day?  No?  We missed you!  Those who came were treated to this fabulous FREE Make 'n Take.  Lisa created this really cute card using two wonderful stamp sets from Penny Black.


It's quick and easy when you need something fast.  Hope you can join us next month for another fabulous FREE Make 'n Take.

And now for the April Class Schedule!

Tall Skinny Brag Book
Thursday, April 6
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$25


Tall and skinny tells it all!  Folds skinny for storage - Stands up all by itself for display.  You provide the pics and Lisa provides the rest.  Let us know if you want "boy" or "girl" paper.

Art Journaling Saturday
Saturday, April 8
10 am OR 2 PM
$15


Once a month, Lisa or I guide participants through the creation of an art journal page.  It's really fun because everyone creates something unique based on the technique we present.  This month I have chosen to show you a fun and unique way to "paint" a person....  It's sooooo much easier than it looks. I promise you can do it! I call this one "flowers in her hair".  We will provide most of the supplies and you provide your own unique creativity.  This is a class sponsored by My Heart's Fancy and class fee is paid to the store.

Cheerful Greetings
Thursday, April 13
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$25


While studying the new Impression Obsession catalog, we found a collection of 3 really cute "owls" and Lisa knew right away that she wanted to create a fun class with them.  She also is in love with the new papers from the "Faith" collection by BoBunny so she is taking advantage of the whimsical feel of it. Bright and cheery says it all!

Easter Weekend
April 15-16

With Easter falling on the 3rd Saturday of this month, we decided we to delay Demo Day in honor of this holy celebration. The store will be closed Saturday and Demo day will be held on the 22nd instead.  

Just a Few Quotes
Tuesday, April 18
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$25



New Tim Holtz bold style quote stamps and the "Life in Color" paper collection from BoBunny are perfectly suited for this set of notecards.  They are exceptionally quick and easy making them the perfect go to when you have little time to create.  AND they are appropriate for guys and gals!

DEMO DAY
SATURDAY, APRIL 22
10 AM TO 4 PM
COME AND GO
FREE

Demo Day happens once a month and Lisa previews a fabulous selection of classes for the next month.  We always have a FREE Make 'n Take every month (we hear it is one of the best around).  And most Demo Days we have a good selection of new goods to browse and buy.  Mark your calendar and plan to bring a friend to share the fun with.....

Encouraging Thoughts
Thursday, April 27
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$25


Everyone needs a lift now and then and when your friend is down and out, you'll be glad you have one of these lovely cards on hand.  Beautiful stamps from Penny Black include both faith based and secular greetings.  Lisa keeps you practicing your watercolor skills as well.

Blue Daisy Creations
Sunday, April 30th
2 pm
$35


The new Character Constructions "Blue Daisy" collection is so fun.  It's a cute collection of "pioneer"/"ranch" paper dolls.  Lisa combines them with giant clothespins to create a unique holder for recipe cards, photos, signs, placecard holders.... the uses are limitless. You'll make two in class, but I am sure you'll enjoy it so much you'll make even more.

Class Details
Enrollment:  Open now for all.  Class fees due at the time of enrollment.  Lisa takes cash, checks and Paypal.  Credit Cards accepted when Lisa is in the store.
Basic Kit:  You are required to bring a basic kit of paper crafting supplies.  If you need a list or help gathering these supplies, give us a call or come by and we'll help you get just what you need.

That's quite a selection of classes for you to consider.  If you did not make it for Demo Day, run by and take a look at them soon.  I know there is one or more that you can't resist!

Until we see you again - Let the Art out of your Heart and Create every day!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

March Classes

Hello March!

Class Schedule

We enjoyed an awesome Demo Day on Saturday. Lisa created this wonderful Spring/Easter card using stamps from Impression Obsession and a die from My Favorite Things.


Lisa's class schedule is wonderful.  Joanne Sharpe will be here in just a little less than 2 weeks and we have another Art Journaling Saturday coming up as well.  So take a quick look at the schedule and then pick your favorites.

Joanne Sharpe Workshops
Sat, March 4 & Sun, March 5


Joanne is returning to teach 4 exciting classes. There are a few seats remaining in all, so act fast. Several have only 1 or 2 seats remaining.  You can find details HERE.

Watercolor Notecards
Thursday, March 9
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$25


Lisa has gone all out to teach you some new techniques for watercolor using Distress Inks, Distress markers, Tombow markers, and the NEW DISTRESS OXIDES!  You can make them simple or take them up a notch.

Art Journaling Saturday
March 11
10 am or 2 pm
Materials Fee: $15


It's Lisa's turn to guide you through another fun journal page.  This month she is going to show you how fun and easy it is to incorporate a photo transfer in your art journaling fun.  Bring your art journal and a couple of laser (toner) photo copies on plain paper. She used black and white, but you can use color if you want. Just make sure your photo will fit in your journal. This will be a 2 page spread.

Blooming Beauties
Thursday, March 16
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$25


We are stocking a new 5x7 Kraft card with a piece of watercolor paper sewn on.  Lisa has created a set of cards using the new Clean Color Markers by Kuretake Zig. You will love how easy it is to watercolor using these new markers. Stamps by Impression Obsession and Stampendous.  

DEMO DAY
Saturday, March 18
10 am to 4 pm
Come and Go
FREE

Demo Day is such a fun day for us.  Lisa creates a Make 'n Take and makes it easy for you to do.  Her class schedule for April will be on display and you can begin enrolling on the spot!  We usually have a fair amount of new merchandise for you to browse as well.  Grab a friend and let's have fun!

Blessings Folio
Thursday, March 23
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$30


Bobunny has a new collection called "Faith" and it is just as wonderful as the original Christian themed collection is.  This Folio opens, flips, flops, accordians, has tags, magnets and more.  You will have an immense amount of fun creating this one. And you'll want to make more for all your Sisters in the Lord too!

Canvas Tote Create
Sunday, March 26
2 pm to 4:30 pm
$35


We have had a lot of requests for this class to be repeated so here you go!  You will use paint, tissues, stencils and lots of techniques to create a tote that is uniquely yours.  There will only be time to complete one side.  Those who have taken this class before will be able to do the other side. You will need to purchase the tote from the store if you don't already have one.

Exploring Distress Oxides
Thursday, March 30
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$25


The NEW Tim Holtz OXIDES ink pads have arrived! These pads aren't like anything you have seen before.  Come let Lisa teach you some of the new looks you can achieve by using them on black paper, kraft tags, watercolor, manila, crackle paste and more!  This is a class you must take!

And that completes the schedule.  Here are a few more details you should know.....

CLASS KIT:  Everyone is required to bring a class kit filled with basic paper crafting supplies.  If you don't know what you should include, stop by and we'll help you put together what you need.  We also have a convenient double sided sheet you can laminate and keep in your tote so you can make sure you have just what you need.

ENROLLMENT:  3 ways to enroll - in store, by phone, or by email to Lisa (lbruno7754@aol.com, or maura@myheartsfancyok.com)

CLASS FEES:  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  3 ways to pay:  Cash, check & Paypal. If Lisa is in the store, you can use a credit card.

That's it for now!  Happy Creatin'!







Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Guest Artist Joanne Sharpe



Joanne Sharpe
Workshops

March 4 & 5th


Our good friend Joanne Sharpe is returning to teach 4 wonderful workshops.  Joanne loves her "Okie" peeps and she is always so excited to come teach us something new.

This year she has created a couple of classes just for us! Check out what she's teaching this time around.....

FINALLY FIND YOUR FONT!
Saturday, March 4
10 am to 1:30 pm
$60


Joanne keeps telling you to use your own "handwriting" to make stylized lettering.  In this supercharged class you will learn FIVE new design and drawing techniques to easily transform your own cursive and printing into a signature font that is unique to you.  Use lettering grids, pens and watercolors to try your hand at new looks.  Letter your favorite works, sayings or scripture verse with illustrated simple imagery on 8 small watercolor cards as art ready to display.

SUPPLIES you need to bring:  pencil, eraser, black waterproof fine line pens (Microns, Pitt, Uniball), your favorite colorful markers (any brand you have - Tombow, Copic), small watercolor pan set (Koi, Prang, Prima Confections), waterbrush.  PAPER: Bring 8 pieces of 4-1/2" x 6" watercolor paper cut from a 9" x 12" Strathmore 300 series (yellow cover) Watercolor pad (it will take 2 sheets).

"My Fanciful Felting"
Saturday, March 4
2:30 pm to 6:30 pm
$60


NEW CLASS!  Create a 6x6 felted and embellished, solf sculptured decorative pillow using stencils to create the design and pattern.  Enjoy combining wool and fiber textures while learning some new hand felting and simple stitching tricks.  Joanne and Maura will provide stencils to use along with complimentary threads and additional embellishments.  You'll actually go home with a finished piece of textile art!  

SUPPLIES you need to bring:  A small pair of embroidery/sewing scissors, #18 chenille needle, and a black fine tip Pitt or Micron pen, foam felting block, 2 pieces of 6x6 wool felt, a small (gallon size zip lock) bag of colorful wool roving, decorative yarns and (Clover brand) hand felting needle tool or a single needle tool if you already have one, several favorite 6x6 stencils.

OPTIONAL Wool Felting Kit- $30
Includes Clover felting tool, foam felting block, #18 chenille needle, two 6x6 pieces of wool felt, assortment of wool roving and other fibers).  Please let me know when you enroll if you will want this kit.

"IT'S A DOODLE LIFE" JOURNAL ART
Sunday, March 5
10 am to 2 pm
$60


NEW CLASS!  Joanne will bring her new book "Doodle Art and Lettering" (ships in early March) to preview.  Play with dozens of new art ideas and techniques.  Explore organic, loose, free form meditative doodling, inspirational lettering and whimsical drawings.  If you think you "can't draw", this is the class where you will soar!  We'll make a precious 3" x 5", embellished handmade journal book stuffed with colorful art and treasure.  You'll be the first to see the new book, hear all the secrets and take this brand new class.

SUPPLIES you need to bring:  pencil, eraser, black waterproof fine line pens (Microns, Pitt, Uniball), Tombow markers, colored pencils, small watercolor pan set (Koi, Prang, Prima Confections), water brush.  Bring 4 strips of waterpaper cut to 3" x 10". Recommend cutting from a 9" x 12" Strathmore 300 series (yellow cover) pad (it will take 2 sheets).

My Creative Faith
Sunday, March 5
3 to 7
$60


Come explore artful bible journaling, illustrating your favorite scripture verses and making a prayer journal, Joanne style!  We'll practice lettering styles and discover specific art supplies, techniques and ideas for honoring the Word with all our art materials by using the creative gifts each of us has been given.  Enjoy a fun, whimsical day in the spirit with friends celebrating our faith made visible in expressive works of art.

Supplies you need to bring: A journaling Bible (with columns for writing) or a blank art journal (such as Dylusions, Strathmore Visual Journal or Moleskine).  Gather a small collection of your favorite markers, pens, colored pencils and watercolors and we will provide the rest. Suggested pens are Micron/Pitt black fine tip waterproof.


ENROLLMENT is now open.  You may enroll by email, phone, or in person at the store.

CLASS FEES: Class fees are due within 48 hours of enrollment. You may pay by cash, check, credit card or I will send Paypal invoices if you are unable to come by the store.  

CANCELLATION POLICY: Refunds are available for cancellations received prior to February 22.  There will be no refunds after that date.  If you cannot attend your workshop, you may gift or sell your workshop to a friend.  If the workshops are cancelled by us for any reason, your class fees will be refunded.



Sunday, January 22, 2017

February 2017 Classes



Classes!  Classes!  Classes!
February 2017

Yesterday was Demo Day and Lisa put out a stellar group of classes for February.  She and I are also collaborating on a monthly Art Journal Club as well.  We also had the cutest Make 'n Take.  Take a look!


Stamps and Dies by My Favorite Things and patterned paper by American Crafts.  We still have a few of the stamps and dies available for purchase so come on by to see this adorable card and sign up for one of the classes for February.

My Funny Valentine
Thursday, Feb 2nd
10:30 am OR 6 PM
$25


Artist Lindsay Ostrom is at it again and Lisa has used stamps from her latest collection by Impression Obsession to create the adorable Valentine card class.  Have fun watercoloring with your Tombows or Distress Markers.

Art Journaling "Club"
Saturday, Feb 4th
10 am OR 2pm
$15


This is a new offering for us.  Lisa and I love to play in our art journals when we have time.  It's how we learn new things.  She and I are going to share guiding you through the creation of one page each month.  Pictured is a sample of the first page you will create. We are providing the paint and stencils for this one.  You provide the art journal and a few basic supplies.

Botanical Greeting "Tags"
Thursday, Feb 9
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$30


Lisa has enjoyed the new "Nature Sketchbook" by Graphic 45 so much, she just can't stop creating with it.  Here is a set of tags that can be used as a greeting card.  Lot's of technique in these tags.  You won't want to miss this one.

Keepsake Canvas
Thursday, Feb 16
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$30


Lisa's grandchildren are the inspiration for this canvas.  She invites you to bring a toner copy photo of one of your own family members and she'll show you how easy it is to create a memory masterpiece of your own.

Demo Day
Saturday, Feb 18
10 am to 4 pm
Come and Go
FREE

Join us for all the fun of Demo Day.  The new class schedule for March will debut with samples.  You can sign up on the spot and we will have an outstanding FREE Make 'n Take for you.  Our Make 'n Takes are very popular so grab a friend and share the experience.

Nature On Display Book
Thursday, Feb 23
10:30 am OR 6 pm
$35


Lisa has fallen in love with making books.  Couple that with the new Graphic 45 "Nature Sketchbook" collection and you have another winner.  If you love books and nature, you'll want to take this class for sure!

Poppy Field Canvas
Sunday, Feb 26th
2 pm
$35


It's always exciting when a class is repeated by popular demand!  This class was on the schedule last July and we've already had requests to do it again.  There is a lot of technique and texture in this wonderful canvas.  Come learn how Lisa does it.  

Joanne Sharpe Workshops
March 4th and 5th

Originally scheduled for the Friday and Saturday, travel arrangements have pushed Joanne's workshop back to Saturday and Sunday.  I love how Joanne's brain works.  We get together on the phone and start talking - bouncing ideas off each other.  Before you know it Joanne is creating a new class or 2 just for you!  Yep ....  for YOU!  I'll have all the details out for you in a day or two so stay tuned.

Class Fees:  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  There are three ways to pay: Cash, Check or Paypal.  Lisa can take a credit card if she is in the store when you enroll.

Basic Kit: You are required to bring a basic kit to class with you.  If you need help putting one together, give us a call and we'll help you put together the perfect kit.

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