Class Calendar

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Outdoor Stamp Market

Looking for an inexpensive way to add different stamps and tools to your crafting arsenal?  Or do you just need to clean out some older stuff to make room for newer stuff?  Whatever the case may be, you'll want to make sure you stop by the store Saturday afternoon and check out the Outdoor Stamp Market that Nancy will be hosting in the parking lot directly in back of the store.  

Buy, trade, sell...the choice is yours.  If you have stamps and tools you want to get rid of, contact Nancy at the shop today and tomorrow, and she'll let you know if there is space available.  If there is, all you'll need is your wares and a table.  This will certainly be a fun day for visiting with friends.

The first 24 folks who show up on Saturday will create a fabulous free make-n-take that Nancy is calling Cat in the Jack.  Sounds intriguing!

October 29th, Saturday:  1:00pm - 4:00pm

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Class: Soldering Pendants with Cheryl Thorpe

Now for something completely different!  As many of you know, Cheryl Thorpe is a master at soldering.  Her soldered projects are creative and beautiful, and her craftsmanship is exquisite.  She is very graciously teaching a soldering class Friday to share her knowledge of this craft.  She'll work with you to create a collaged art piece between glass slides that will be soldered together and she'll even show you how to solder the bail that houses the chain at the top of the pendant.  Learn to solder from a master and use this knowledge to create a number soldering projects.  This might be a great way to garner the skill to create special, one-of-a-kind Christmas presents for family and friends.  Better not miss this one!

Bring your class kit and make sure you have good adhesive and sharp scissors on hand.

October 28th, Friday:  10:00am - 2:00pm (class fee $50.00)    

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Class: Shabby Chic Falloween with Kathy Rosecrans

Join Kathy Saturday afternoon and create these beautiful shabby chic cards that embrace all the wonderful details we love about this season.  Kathy has combined rich Autumnal colors with rustic harvest textures to bring you 3 stunning cards perfect for any Fall occasion.  You'll love the details on these cards and will marvel at the spot of tulle, the bit of string, the tufts of muslin, and all of the other subtle accouterments that enhance their chic characteristics.  Don't miss this class!

October 22nd, Saturday:  1:00pm - 4:00pm (class fee $25.00)  

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Class: Never-ending Card with Caroline Lawson

Did you miss Caroline's class featuring this clever feat of paper engineering?  Not to worry, you have another chance to learn how to create this amazing card within a card, within a card, within a card.  The photos do not adequately capture the "never ending" aspect of this card, so I urge you to stop by the store this week and see it up close and in person.  The card folds back on itself revealing a different layout and then repeats the process again and again. 

Caroline's project features decorative papers by Graphic 45 so be sure to bring an 8"x 8" tablet of the Hallowe'en in Wonderland series. 

October 21st, Friday:  1:00pm - 4:00pm (class fee $25.00)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Class: Cute Halloween Cards with Cheryl Valadez

I've added an impromptu Halloween card class to the calendar for this Saturday.  If you still have people on your Halloween card list and need something cute to give them, then these are just the cards you're looking for.  Join me and we'll make 2 cards featuring images by Stampendous.  We'll bring them to life with some Copic coloring (scroll down for the list of the colors), and add glitter glue, felt flowers, fun embellishments, and cool papers to make them pretty.

Copic List:  pumpkins (YR68, YR65, YR61, YR18, Y15, Y13, G28, G24, G21), raccoon (E43, E42, E41, E40), cat (C7, C5, C3, C1, R20), sky background (B93, B91, B41, B60), ground (E57, E35, E31, E50), other (E37, R29, R22, B06)

October 15th, Saturday:  1:00pm - 4:00pm (class fee $25.00)   

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Class: Muerto Shrine with Anne Engelhardt and Cheryl Valadez

Anne Engelhardt and I will join forces for our third collaborative project this Saturday.  This time we've created a festive Dia de los Muertos shrine to celebrate the upcoming holiday.  

Anne will begin the day by showing you how to construct and paper the shrine, and emboss the beautiful metal border that decorates the perimeter.  Yes, the box base is made from scratch and you'll learn the intricacies from the master of paper engineering herself.

In the afternoon, I'll take over and we'll finish out our shrines by completing a whimsical scene for the inside and adding a bit of bling to the outside.  We'll even use a couple of Copic colors to brighten up the corners.

This piece is designed to hang on the wall and will add a festive feel to any room.

Bring your regular class kit, but be sure to add a craft knife and a pair of super sturdy scissors such as Tonic or Tim Holtz brands.  These are absolute MUSTS.

October 8th, Saturday:  10:00am - 5:00pm with a brief break for lunch on your own