Class Calendar

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Class: A Book of Spring with Brenda Shetman

Join Brenda Shetman this Saturday and receive a lesson in the art of paper wizardry.  Brenda waves her magic wand across some lovely Spring papers by Graphic 45 and transforms humble sheets of patterned paper into a memorable keepsake.  Perfectly stunning as it is, elevate it's magic with the addition of  photos, ephemera, and small tokens of your family history.  Wouldn't this make a marvelous gift for that special someone who is celebrating one of life's big moments?  An artfully constructed book worthy of holding the memories you will want to relive again and again in it's pages.         

April 2nd, Saturday:  
At present, this class is full.  Call the shop to add your name to the waiting list.  

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Class: Blue Ribbon Card with Reggie Harris

Join Reggie Saturday afternoon and learn the secrets behind her lush and vivid NM State Fair Blue Ribbon Card.  She utilizes her Copic Markers to make the lovely floral image dance across watercolor paper.  The inside opens to reveal yet another gorgeous blossom, surprising the recipient with a burst of color that literally pops off the page.  You'll have a difficult time parting with this stunning creation, so be prepared to create more of this design to share with family and friends, once you get home.

Copics used:  YR17, YR16, R85, RV29, YR07, Y38, Y15, G99, G94, and G85.  You are encouraged to bring your Copics, however, please label them.

Other tools:  Ocher and Yellow Marvy Pads, and stipple brushes.

March 26th, Saturday:  1:00pm - 4:00pm (class fee $25.00)   

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Class: Elegant Greetings with Kathy Rosecrans

Join Kathy Saturday morning and create 3 elegant cards that showcase the Hero Arts clear set, Congrats.  Kathy uses lovely papers and embellishments to make the sentiments stand out.  Any medium-sized sentiment can be placed inside the decorative label stamp, making these cards even more versatile and appropriate for a myriad of occasions.  Kathy adds her signature stitching to give them even more delicate detail with a sprinkling of vintage flair.  These beautiful cards are perfect to have on hand when you need an unexpected card for someone special.    

March 19th, Saturday:  10:00am - 12:00pm (class fee $25.00)  

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Class at CP2: Hop into Spring w/ Cheryl Valadez

Join me this Saturday and we'll create 2 Spring themed cards, one whimsical, the other, a little more elegant.  We'll use images primarily from the Tim Holtz' Spring Sprung set that was released last year and combine them with some fun papers and special embellishments.  Spring is finally here and Old Man Winter has packed up and headed elsewhere, so let's celebrate the arrival of warmer weather with a couple of spirit lifting cards.

We will be using a few Copics in this class.  Check your stash and if you have these colors or something similar, feel free to bring them, otherwise, you can use mine.  (Rabbit:  BG10 Cool Shadow, BG49 Duck Blue, C1 Cool Gray 1, C3 Cool Gray 3, E34 Orientale, R000 Pink Beryl, R20 Blush, YG95 Pale Olive, YR02 Lt. Orange)  (Butterflies:  BG10 Cool Shadow, BG72 Ice Ocean, BG93 Green Gray, G85 Verdigris, G99 Olive)

March 19th, Saturday:  1:00pm - 4:00pm (class fee $25.00)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 update of the latest and greatest!

The Rubber Stamp Events Albuquerque Convention takes place this weekend.  See a list of vendors and show details here.  The fun starts at 9:30am Saturday and goes until 5:00pm, then picks up again at 11:00am Sunday and ends at 4:00pm.  That gives you lots of time to check out the vendors and see their new wares.  This year everyone named "Nancy" gets in for free.  If you're not lucky enough to be named Nancy, then pick up your tickets for $5 each at China Phoenix 2 or get in for $7 at the show.  The admission price covers attendance for both days.  

Stampscapes with Ken, a special class Friday evening.  Ken Pesho shares his special techniques featuring nature images to create 4 fabulous cards.  The class begins at 6:00pm on March 11th and costs $30.  Currently the class is full, but if you are interested, then give Nancy a call at the shop in case someone is unable to attend.  

Trunk show and class with Linda Malcom of Lost Coast Designs.  Linda will be teaching her 2-day Graffiti on the Wall class beginning Monday (March 14th) at 10:00am until 3:00pm.  Class will continue the next day at 1:00pm until 4:00pm.  You'll create a journal that doesn't start out with the usual white pages, but instead puts you into a "graffiti" state of mind with photographs of walls.  You'll add stamped images, journaling and ephemera  to make it your own.  Use the finished book as a diary, a place to store favorite images or quotes, or even a coloring book.  The options are limited only by your imagination.  The class fee is $75.  Call Nancy today at 884-8217 to reserve a spot!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Class: The Book as Sculpture with Anne Engelhardt and Cheryl Valadez

Anne and I are teaming up this Saturday to teach a very special collaborative class.  We have combined our knowledge and skills to create an intriguing one-of-a-kind display featuring book making materials, exquisite washi papers, delicate newsprint blossoms, clean geometric designs with pops of color, and bold Asian inspired floral images.

Anne begins her artistic paper engineering wizardry by showing you how to create the fabulous accordion book form that will act as the beautiful base to the decorative images and embellishments.  She will also teach you how to take a modest gift of nature, a simple bare branch, and transform it into an elegant flowering decorative element.  A technique that can be used again and again to adorn your favorite paper and book projects.    

In the afternoon, I will step in and teach you an embossing resist technique that showcases fabulous background imagery and provides a lovely base for our bold Asian inspired florals.  We'll also work with a number of nature oriented haiku that help to set the tone of our project.  Numerous embellishments and more lovely papers finish off our special accordion book.

Be sure to bring your class kit and stock up on adhesives (tape runner, Diamond Glaze, etc.) and also add Vintage Photo and Antique Linen Distress Ink pads plus sponge applicators.  If there are additions to this list, specifically the accordion book side of the project, I will add those shortly, so be sure to check back later in the week.

March 5th, Saturday:  10:00am - 4:00pm (class fee is $54.00)