Friday, September 22, 2017

Eileen Hull

Paper Trail 15
Eileen Hull

It is with heavy heart that I announce Eileen has had to cancel the Paper Trail 15 tour.  Eileen's father's health has declined to the point it was felt she should return home.

For those of you who don't know Eileen, she is an artist, author, product designer and adventurer.  She licenses her die designs with Sizzix and unique ink applicators with Clearsnap.  She purchased a vintage trailer, Scotty, on eBay and outfitted it as a mobile studio.  She now travels cross-country on the Paper Trail and teaches at stores, retreats and events.  She has logged over 43,000 miles in the past 3 years and has visited 30+ states.  Her home is Herndon, VA where she lives with her husband.  Visit her website to read about her latest travels and adventures!

I am sure Eileen will resume the tour sometime next year when things return to normal.  And I am planning to have her when that time comes so stay tuned, watch for the announcement and remember to .....

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

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Class Schedule

October 2017
Class Schedule

What a great Demo Day we had this last Saturday!  Thanks to all who came out to make this wonderful Make 'n Take!

Stamps and dies by Penny Black....  Backgound paper by BoBunny... Glitter Paper for the snowflake.
We are looking forward to a great October.  Lisa has a wonderful holiday class schedule.  She is trying a new make it in an hour concept this month and is using a "shadow box" style card.

And now....  on to the schedule!

Sparkle Christmas Cards
Thursday, Oct 5
10:30 am OR 6 pm

We are carrying a new line of sparkle paper that makes stunning card layers as well as die cuts.  Lisa has combined the papers with stamps from Impression Obsession and stamps/dies from Penny Black to create this stunning collection of Christmas cards.  Paper by Penny Black.

Christmas Explosion Photo Book
Thursday, Oct 12
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Fun explosion book to insert Christmas photos and write your memories of the Christmas Holidays.  Perhaps you'll document a new grandbaby's first Christmas or just a variety of Christmas memories from this year.  Another way to use your snowman die from Demo Day...Papers by Penny Black.

Freaky Friday
Friday, Oct 13
10:30 am OR 12:30 pm OR 2:30 pm OR 4:30 pm OR 6 pm

A fun Halloween shadow box card that is mailable!  And a new 1 card in 1 hour concept for a class.  It's an accordian shadow box that collapses flat for ease of mailing.  Impression Obsession dies and stamps from Tim Holtz make this card fun to create.  

Art Journaling Saturday
Saturday, Oct 14
10 am OR 2 pm

Are you an art journaler?  Do you want to art journal?  This is the class for you! This month I'll guide you through the creation of 3 double page spreads.  I know my "lady Iris" looks a bit freaky, but then sometimes art journaling is all about being less than serious.  We'll be using Dylusions paint for the first time.  Learn how easy and economical it is to use.  You should be able to complete the painting techniques and get your first 2 page spread finished.  

Festive and Frosty Christmas
Thurday, Oct 19
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Lisa uses a plethora of stamps and dies to create a wonderful set of Christmas cards using the new Festive and Frosty paper pad by Penny Black.  Lots of markers and Wink of Stella too!

Demo Day
Saturday, Oct 21
10 am to 4 pm
Come and Go

Come make a FREE Make 'n Take and view the November class schedule!  It's always fun and our Make 'n Take is one of the best around.  Grab a friend and let's have fun!

Master Page Create Christmas
Thursday, Oct 26
10:30 am OR 6 pm

If you want to learn how to make a "master page" of art to use as a base for other art, this is the class for you!  If you have taken any of our other Master Page Create classes, you know how much fun it is....  Lisa has created a wonderful Christmas themed Master Page. 

Master Page Create Christmas Cards
Date and Class Fee to be determined

Use your Master Page Create Christmas artwork to made a plethora of Christmas Cards you can truly call your own.  Lisa will show you how! You created the art in the Master Page Create Christmas class and you'll be proud to send your friends a piece of your Masterpiece!

Class Details:

Class Fees - Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  There are 3 ways to pay:  Cash, Check or Paypal.  Just let us know.

Class Kit - Every student is required to bring a kit of basic paper crafting tools.  If you are new and do not know what you need, give us a call and we'll help you put one together.  You probably already have most of what you need around the house.  We have all the rest available for purchase in the store!

Coming November 3rd  - Eileen Hull Workshops.  

Eileen is a wonderful artist/teacher and we are really excited that she asked us to host her "Paper Trail 15" tour in Oklahoma.  Details and enrollment information in an upcoming post.

That's our October class schedule.  Join us for one or all of these fabulous classes and remember to......

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

Monday, September 11, 2017

September 12-16

This week in the House!
Sept 12-16

Are you ready for Demo Day???  Well we are working hard to get ready for you! We have some Open Studio Time this week, Big Halloween Fun Card class, and Demo Day all rolled up in this week.

Here's the week at a glance.....

Tuesday, Sept 12 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 5 pm

Wednesday, Sept 13 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 5 pm

Thursday, Sept 14 - Open 10 am to 8 pm
Class:  Big Halloween Fun
           10:30 am OR 6 pm
            Openings in both classes

Friday, Sept 15 - Open 10 am to 6 pm

Saturday, Sept 16 - DEMO DAY
                             10 am to 4 pm
                             Come and Go
                             FREE Make 'n Take!
                             October class schedule on display and ready for enrollment

Friday & Saturday, September 29-30

If you haven't enrolled in this workshop, you still have time.  This amazing workshop is reasonably priced and you don't need any experience to join in the fun.  Check it out HERE.

That's it for now.  Hope to see you Saturday and remember to.....

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

Monday, September 4, 2017

September 5-9, 2017


Yay!  September is finally here and we can look forward to some cooler weather (not that it has been hot this summer!).  We have a great month ahead of us and I know you will love one or more of Lisa's classes.  We have a great Art Journaling Saturday in store for our avid group of art journalers.  If you haven't joined us yet for AJS, don't be shy.  There is no experience required and all you need to start is a blank art journal.  Jodi Ohl will be here at the end of the month and I know her Zen Painting workshop is going to be phenomenal.

So here's what's happening this week in the House!

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

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

Thursday, Sept 7 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Paper Bag Family Recipes
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Openings in both classes  

Friday, Sept 8 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 4 pm

Saturday, Sept 9 - Open 10 am to 5 pm

10 am OR 2 pm
Openings in both sessions - call to enroll

That's the week at a glance!  Hope you can join us for a class or Open studio time this week and remember to .....

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