Monday, July 31, 2017

Week of August 1 - 5, 2017

Weekly Schedule

Wow!  It's August already!  School is starting here and there in Oklahoma.  Still predictably hot and muggy.  All in all things are cooking!  Life here in the House is getting busy.

We've got a new website up and running.  There is a class calendar and an "event registration" page where you can sign up for the class of your choice. The registration button will let us know which class you want to take and Lisa or I will email back to find out how you want to pay and which time slot you want. It still needs a tweek or two, but I'm glad to have it started.  

I have now got all the information I need to publish the Jodi Ohl workshop and you will be hearing more about that by the end of the week.  I spoke with Jodi last week and I am thrilled to say that you are going to love her and I know this workshop is going to be amazing.  So stay tuned for more information...

And now.....  this week's schedule!

Tuesday, Aug 1 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio from 10:30 am to 5 pm

Wednesday, Aug 2 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio from 10:30 am to 5 pm

Thursday, Aug 3 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Master Page Canvas Fun
10:30 am OR 6 pm
Openings in both classes

Friday, Aug 4 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio from 10:30 am to 4 pm

Saturday, Aug 5 - Open 10 am to 4 pm
Open Studio from 10:30 am to 3 pm
8.375% OFF all day (on top of 10% discount if you have gold status) - Can't offer you tax free shopping so we'll match it with a discount!
Rolling Thunder BBQ will be in the parking lot from 2-4 pm
Other merchants in the shopping center will have specials as well.....

So that's what's happening in the House this week!  Hope you'll join us for Open Studio or one of our classes....  AND always remember to.....

Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

August 2017 Class Schedule

New Class Schedule

We had a relaxed and enjoyable Demo Day on Saturday.  The Make 'n Take was a hit and so easy to do.  There was little waiting and I hope those of you who visited us enjoyed it.  For those of you unable to attend, here's an up close and personal look at it!

The owl stamp and pine sprig cover a card stamp are by Impression Obsession. We used Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp the owl image on white cardstock and Orange Blossom Archival Ink to stamp the pine sprig image on orange cardstock.  The eyes became very stunning when we applied Tonic's Glitter Gold Pure Sheen.  Thanks to Lisa for helping everyone create their very cards!

On to the class schedule.  Lisa has added one more Master Page Creation class before the end of July, so if you missed the 1st one, jump in on this one.  We have 3 fun artsy classes and 3 card classes for you in August and I know one or more of them are just right for you!

Master Page Creation - Repeat
Friday, July 28th
10:30 am

This class is so much fun a number of people in the first one asked to have it repeated.  You will play with paint, stencils, pens and more to create an 11x17 sheet of art we call a Master Page.  You can then create a number of additional project using it or color copies of it.  In fact, the next class in the line up will use a color copy of the page you create to make it.  Check it out!.....

Master Page Canvas Fun
Thursday, August 3
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Whether or not you took either of the Master Page Creation classes, you can create this deep edged 6x6 canvas using copies of a Master Page Creation.  If you did not take the class, Lisa will provide you with a copy of one of hers.  If you did, bring your own copies and create a new masterpiece with your very own artwork!

Mixed Media Muse Canvas
Thursday, August 10
10:30 am OR 6 pm

The photo doesn't do justice to this very ethereal canvas.  This wonderful 9x12 canvas will be created using paint, embossing folders, watercolors, stamps, stencils and more.  

Art Journaling Saturday
Saturday, August 12
10 am OR 2 pm

More fun for you art journalers!  This page features a ripped page that opens to reveal a soft spot to journal thoughts or quotes.  Maura guides you through this one using stains, gesso, paint, stencils and stamps.  

1 Stamp 3 Ways
Thursday, August 17
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Lisa will teach you 3 different ways to watercolor the same beautiful flower stamp.  I know you will enjoy learning all three of them! 

Saturday, August 19
10 am to 4 pm - Come and Go

Once a month we invite you to come view Lisa's new class schedule and create a FREE Make 'n Take.  We've been doing this for oh, I don't know - FOREVER and it's one of our most popular events.  Grab a friend and join us.  You'll be glad you did!

Spooky Cute Cards
Thursday, August 24
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Oh Yes!!!  It's time to start on those Halloween cards you love to send out.  Impression Obsession has introduced a whole new group of Halloween images that are so fun to use.  Get ready to have some spooky fun!

Lilac Whisper Cards
Thursday, August 31
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Kaisercraft has introduced a lovely new paper collection called Lilac Whisper.  It is soft and perfect for cards of all kinds.  Lisa chose a variety of stamps from My Favorite Things, Kaisercraft and Penny Black to create this special collection.

Class Enrollment and the Fine Print.....

Enrollment is now open for all classes listed above.  You may enroll in person or by phone or email (me: or Lisa:  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment and can be paid with check or cash in person at the store or Lisa will be happy to send you a Paypal invoice if you are unable to come by to pay.

A basic kit of supplies is required for every class.  If you are new and don't know what you need, stop by or call and we will help you gather what you need.  You probably already have a lot of it in your craft closet!

So....join us for one or all of these classes and don't forget to...

"Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!"

Monday, July 17, 2017

Weekly Schedule for Week of July 18

Demo Day is Saturday!

You know we always enjoy Demo Day and it's this Saturday!  I hope you will join us for the usual fun of a FREE Make 'n Take.  Lisa will have the samples of her August classes out and you can sign up on the spot.  Have more fun by bringing a friend!

All that being said, here is the schedule for the week of July 18-22.....

Tuesday, July 18 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time from 10:30 to 5 pm

Wednesday, July 19 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time from 10:30 am to 5 pm

Thursday, July 20 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Openings in both classes

Friday, July 21 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 to 3

Saturday, July 22
DEMO DAY - 10 am to 4 pm
Come and Go
Free Make 'n Take

Open Studio Time is free.  Bring your project, supplies and spread out.  We have a Sizzix Big Shot available for your use if you need to do any die cutting and you won't have to lug your machine up to the store.

That's it for now....  so "Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!"

Friday, July 7, 2017

Happenings in the House

Happening in the House
July 11 - 15
a little known secret!

So here's hoping that blogging becomes a thing of the now.  It has been a long time since I've posted anything but classes.  There are lots of things going on these days and lots of plans for the future. Read on my friends!

Open Studio Time - "the little known secret"

The tables here in the House often sit idle.  I thought I should let you in on a little secret...... You can use them most days of the week except during a class or special event. That's right...  most anytime.  The tables have always been available for you to use, I guess most people didn't know.....  Here are a few details you will need to know.

Is there a charge?  Not right now.  We may charge a small fee in the future when we are able to provide more supplies for you to use.  

Are there any supplies you can use?  Yes, right now we have a Sizzix Big Shot available for your use.  You won't have to lug your machine up here just to make die cuts.  Our Big Shot is for everyone to use.  But you will need to bring everything else you need to work on your project.  

Do you have to reserve a time?  Yes, I do need to know you are coming so I can be sure there is a cleared table available for you. Just give me a call and tell me when you expect to be here and approximately how long you expect to stay. It'll help me know how to schedule others.

How long can I stay?  You can come as early as 10:30 am.  You can work until 5 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 3 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. You must be packed up and have your purchases paid by 5:30 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays or 3:30 on Fridays and Saturdays.  I need to be able to clean up and reset for the next day without disturbing you.

Can I bring a group?  Yes and if you are willing to share a table with someone else, we can seat at least 8 people (16 if you are willing to seat 4 at a table). I will need at least 2 weeks advance notice with the time and number of people you plan to bring so I can reserve the number of tables you need just for you.

Where will I find the schedule for Open Studio Time?   Currently I am sending out weekly emails with the schedule for the week. I will also have a the weekly schedule here on the blog. I'll probably put it on Facebook if you follow us there. And I will have a new website up and running soon with an interactive calendar page. You'll be able to enroll in Lisa's classes (enroll only) and see what is on the schedule for the month.  I will update it regularly as events are added.

I am excited to have shared the secret of Open Studio Time with you and hope you'll take advantage of it soon!

Schedule for the Week of July 11-15

Tuesday, July 11 - 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 5 pm
Lisa will be in the House from 10 am to 2 pm

Wednesday, July 12 - 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 5 pm

Thursday, July 13 - 10 am to 6 pm
Quick and Easy Cards - Class by Lisa

10:30 am OR 6 pm

Openings available in both sessions

Friday, July 14 - 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 3 pm

Saturday, July 15 - 10 am to 4 pm
Art Journaling Saturday - $15

10 am OR 2 pm
Most supplies provided
Openings in both sessions

This month's AJS page guided by Lisa!

Soooo.... that's what's happening next week.  Hope you'll be joining us for some of the fun.  

AND Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!