Sunday, March 17, 2019

Classes April 2019

April 2019 
Class Schedule

We have a lot of fun classes this month.  If you didn't make it to Demo Day Saturday, you need to come by.  I know you are going to love at least one class and probably more!  And we made this really cute Easter card for Make 'n Take.  We didn't have the supplies we used for sale as the items we were originally going to use didn't arrive.  We grabbed two stamps we had and voila' - quick and easy Easter card! We took orders for the stamps and supplies used on Demo Day and are ordering a few extra, so if you want to make this card too you can get the supplies as well.  

Both stamps used are by Impression Obsession.  The "Amazing Grace" stamp was stamped with Shadow Gray Archival Ink by Ranger and the Lamb was stamped with Black Versafine and embossed in clear.  We used Stabilo Woody watersoluable crayon/pencils to watercolor both the shadows and the tiny flowers, leaves and inside of the ears.

And now..... drumroll..... the April schedule!

Watercolor Whimsy
Thursday, April 4
10:30 am OR 6 PM

Create these adorable, but gorgeous watercolored notecards.  New stamps from RubberMoon and Impression Obsession.  Love that crowned bunny by Crafty Individuals.  You'll learn masking when stamping and watercoloring with Clean Color and Tombo markers.  

Collage Florals
with Samantha Carlton
Saturday, April 6
9 am to Noon

Join us for Samantha's newest class "Collage Florals".  If you can cut and paste, you can do this class!  Details can be found on the blog post "Samantha Carlton Teaches".  Be sure to enroll soon as there are only 3 spots left in this class!

Exploring Alcohol Pearls
Thursday, April 11
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Come learn how to use the new pearl alcohol inks.  They are stunning and make beautiful cards.  So many ways to use them.  You will use several different color combinations and surfaces so come prepared to play and learn!

Masterpage Style T-Shirt
Thursday, April 18
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Here's something new we haven't done "masterpage style"!  Get a Tee Shirt (any color, any style) and let's go to town stylin' our shirts.  You'll have lots of choices for paint colors and lots of stencil choices for design consideration. Every one will be a ONE of a KIND.  Prewash your shirt and iron it to make sure it is smooth.  You can create an apron if you prefer.  We'll have aprons in stock.

Demo Day
Saturday, April 20
10 am to 4 pm
Come and Go
FREE Make 'n Take
10 am to 3:30 pm

This is the day Lisa's new class schedule for May can be previewed and you can begin enrolling.  We'll have a fun FREE Make 'n Take for you.  Grab a friend and lets have some fun!

Mixed Media Canvas
Thursday, April 25
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Learn how to make a piece of art for your art room or home.  It will also be a nice gift for someone.  You'll use modeling paste, gesso, glazing medium and paint to create this 6x12 canvas.  There will be options for your decorate tiles.  You'll love this class!


CLASS FEES:  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  Lisa takes cash, checks and sends PayPal invoices.  If you are in the store when she is here, she can take credit cards.  Payment of class fees guarantees your enrollment in class.  "Reservations" are not considered confirmed until fees are paid. If the class reaches capacity, "resercations" are immediately placed on the wait list and can only be added back if there is a cancellation.  You will be notified if this occurs.
CLASS KIT:  You are required to bring a kit of basic paper crafting supplies.  If you are new and do not know what to bring, please call or come by and we will help you gather what you need.

I hope you'll stop by soon to view the class schedule and remember to.....

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

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

More New Products

More New Products
Various Companies

As I mentioned in the Ranger/Tim Holtz blog post, we received a lovely group of new products in February.  Here's a brief overview of the rest (but not least).

From RubberMoon Rubber Stamps - Cute new collection by Kae Pea called "Wires & Beads".  Kae Pea is really creative and this collection was on her heart for a long time until she finally had to get them out.  The bead stamps are available in a 4 piece set. The wires are available as a set of their own and everything is available in a large set.  They are all here and available!  Kae Pea's Facebook Live video can be seen here...  "FB Live Wires & Beads"  It's a "New Year" video but is the official reveal of the stamps. 

From Ranger - New Sari Ribbon packs in neutral and bright.  5 yards in each pack!  Absolutely beautiful.....

Stamper's Anonymous - New Tim Holtz stamps and stencils. Perfect for mixed media nuts. 'Nuf said - you know you need 'em!

Caran D'Ache - NeoColor II water soluable wax pastel crayons in 15, 30 & 40 piece sets.  We introduced them in Art Journal Saturday and if you'd like to try them, come by for a demo.

Stabilo - Maker of the infamous "All" Pencil comes the "Woody" pencil (not pictured above). It's a creamy water soluable crayon in a wood pencil.  Also introduced in Art Journal Saturday.  Haven't seen them?  Drop by for a try it before you buy it demo.  Very popular with Art Journal Saturday students.

Drop by to see any or all of these new products.  There are more new items coming from Dina Wakley and Wendy Vecchi.  I'll let you know more when they arrive.  See you soon and remember to .....

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

New Goodies

New Products from Ranger

It's always exciting when new goodies arrive.  February brought us new products from Tim Holtz.  Distress Oxide Sprays, Archival Ink Pads & Ranger's Pearl Alcohol Inks.

Distress OXIDE Sprays are very cool.....  Lot's of examples are all over Instagram these days.  I haven't personally had time to play with them and neither has Lisa, but I'm pretty sure she'll get some play time and there will be a class.

Archival Ink Pads - Yay!  This is my biggest dream come true about Distress products.  I love the colors, but I'm not fond of the "always comes back to life" of the products.  I love Archival Ink Pads so this is a "happy dance" for me.  12 colors in the first release in 3 sets.

Ranger's Pearl Alcohol Inks - Such a great new product.  Alcohol inks are making a comeback and these just increase their fun.  The Pearls are different and Lisa has been playing with them.  She's impressed and I am pretty certain there will be a class using these coming soon.

For a wonderful explanation of all 3 of these you can hear Tim himself explain the different properties of each here...... Creativation Live - Tim Holtz (it's a lengthy but informative YouTube video).

Stay tuned for an additonal blog post about other new products we received in February.

Hope to see you soon and remember to ....

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