Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Elegant and E-Z Mini Album, with Maresa




Everybody has been ooh-ing and ah-ing over this beautiful little mini album. You will not believe the amount of space available in this little treasure for journaling, photos, keepsakes and such. Each page has pockets and flip-flops, cleverly integrated into the page design. It is also expandable if you wish to use it for an event where more pages are required.

This album features the fabulous and elegant Basic Grey Cappella paper, making this mini album the perfect choice for everything from Weddings, Heritage, to your Mom's birthday.

If you can't attend the class, kits are available for sale.

Because this album is time intensive, and CANNOT be completed in one short class, in addition to the fact that we are trying to keep the cost of the class as low as possible, please read on for the special instructions regarding this project.

Special Instructions:

1. Templates will be emailed out to class participants AT LEAST TWO days prior to the class. It is the student's responsibility to PRINT OFF these templates and BRING THEM to class. Contact the store if the email doesn't show up in your inbox!

2. Because of this NO REFUNDS will be offered. Any student unable to attend the class may pick up their kits at the store. The kit includes a step-by-step photo tutorial, so the project may be completed at home easily.

3. During the class we will only have time to complete the cover and ONE of the four interior pages. The remaining three pages are, technique-wise, duplicates of the first page. Students are welcome to stay in the classroom and work independently until 4:00 p.m. Maresa will be in the store working, and time allowing, can assist as needed. Alternately, you may go home and finish the album using the photo tutorial and the other provided resources.

Sunday August 1, 2010 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ONLY THREE SEATS and/or KITS LEFT
Cost: $40.00 kit/class
$30.00 kit

Supplies to bring:

list pending, please stay tuned

Hero Artisan Cards: Part 2, with Maresa





I am so excited about this class! We are continuing the "fun and adventure" of stamping, à la Hero Arts. In addition to learning additional ways to use your distress ink pads, embossed resist techniques and even more watercolour techniques, you will learn four different ways to use acrylic to make your cards more impressive.

NOTE: I am leaving on vacation the second week of August, so this class will only be offered two times. All eighteen seats for Hero Artisan: Pt. 1 sold out in four days, so make sure to call right away to secure your spot. :)

Dates: Thursday July 22, 2010 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. FULL
Wednesday August 4, 2010 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT
Cost: $22.00

Supplies to bring:

- Basic tool kit
- pop dots
- small paint brush, or Waterbrush
- baby wipes. lots and lots and lots of baby wipes. ;)
- paper towels
NOTE: You will be getting very inky fingers! If this bothers you, make sure to bring along latex gloves!

If you have:

- non-stick craft sheet
- ink blending tool[s] and foams
- Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Wild Honey, Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap
- Mini Mister
- Perfect Pearls: Perfect Pearl [confusing, but it's the "white" one. ;)]
-Scor Pal, or Martha Steward Score board

Hero Artisan Cards: Part 1, with Maresa







When Gina and I went to San Fransisco to the Hero Arts educational weekend, we learned so much that I can't possibly fit all the fun into one class! I will be offering several classes, over the next couple of months, jam-packed with uses for the fabulous Hero Arts stamps, papers and embellishments.

Our first installment includes four cards that will feature resist, background and watercolour techniques.

For those of you who couldn't get into the first two classes, here is another chance to register.

Date: Thursday July 29, 2010 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $22.00

Supplies to bring:

- Basic tool kit
- pop dots
- baby wipes. lots and lots and lots of baby wipes. ;)
- paper towels
NOTE: You will be getting very inky fingers! If this bothers you, make sure to bring along latex gloves!

If you have:

- non-stick craft sheet
- ink blending tool[s] and foams
- Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Wild Honey, Barn Door, Chipped Sapphire, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Frayed Burlap
- Mini Mister
- Perfect Pearls: Perfect Pearl [confusing, but it's the "white" one. ;)]

ABCs of Copic Markers, with Maresa



Copic markers are all the craze, and here's your chance to learn all about them. This is a workshop-style class where you will learn the basic colour techniques of Copics, as well as paper and ink selection, colouring techniques, blending techniques and refilling your pens. You will also be exploring advanced techniques that you can use with these pens, like how to colour direct ink onto rubber, airbrushing, blender solution techniques, mixed media, and more!

Tons of handouts will be emailed to class registrants. [And this is a good thing! You will be learning so much in this class that information will be leaking out of your head by class end. ;)]

Maresa is a certified Copic Marker designer.


Date: Friday August 6, 2010 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $30.00

Supplies: None are required, however if you have your own Copic Markers, please feel free to bring them. [Clearly labeling your pens is recommended.]

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Kid's Calendar Workshop, with Hazel




Does your child need a summer project? This workshop is for your 7 - 13 year old scrapbooker or would-be scrapbooker. Register him or her for this 5 day event running from July 19 - 23. This calendar makes a great gift for that special someone.

You may view the complete sample calendar in the store.

Date: July 19 - 23, 2010 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., each day
Cost: $75.00 (cost of the calendar included)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

July Crop, with Hazel

Come join us for this fun evening of scrapbooking and socializing with fellow scrapbookers. Work on your project of choice and see what others are creating at the same time.
Die cutting tools are available for use during the evening. Run a tab and settle up when the evening is finished.

Please pre-register and pre-pay.

Date: Friday July 23, 2010 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Cost: $5.00

ABC's of Cricut, with Hazel

Your new Cricut has you scratching your head and wondering where to start?
Sign up for a 2 to 3 hour session with Hazel to become familiar with the operation of this delightful machine.

Date: Tuesday July 13, 2010 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $20.00

ABC's of Scrapbooking, with Hazel

Where do I start? It all looks so complicated. If that's what you're feeling come and join Hazel for this course that takes you directly to the basics. You go home with a 2-page spread and a good idea of what to do, how to do it and the tools you need to begin.

Bring 8 to 10 photos of a single subject or event.

Date: Thursday July 15, 2010 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $20.00

July 2 Page Spread of the Month, with Hazel



Try this fun, innovative layout for any subject. The new textured paper by Core'dinations is beautiful and versatile. You will cut it, tear it, ink it or sand it with interesting results. Come and create your masterpiece with us.

Date Friday July 16, 2010 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $20.00