Monday, September 26, 2011

SNEAK PEEK! Dear Mr. Claus, with Maresa




Cosmo Cricket has a new line of paper that just screams 1950's, and I found myself making some cute, simple cards with [*gasp*] almost no stamping. I know! You are wondering where the real Maresa is!

For those of you who are beginners, and may be just a little intimidated with the more advanced card classes, this will be right up your alley. We will be making three cards where the focal point will be dies or punches, so no stamping experience is necessary.

Stay tuned for more details.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Treasured Memories Mini Album, with Bonnie




NEW Date Added: Wednesday, October 5th 2011
10:00am - 1:30pm

Cost: $30.00

It was love at first sight when we received our Graphic 45 collections. Communique and Fashionista made me ooh and aah and I just had to create something special with them. This little mini album combines my favorites from both lines, mixed with a few stamps from Technique Tuesday and Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous and voila; a vintage album that will showcase your most treasured memories. There are hidden pockets so you can fill it with even more of your favorite photos.

Supplies to Bring:
- Basic tool kit including glue dots, pop dots & wet glue such as mono multi
- 5mm and 7mm sook wang tape
- T.H. distress ink – walnut stain
- Craft mat
- Foam blending tool with extra foams
- Tweezers
- Paper distressing tool (if you have)
- 1” circle punch (if you have)
- Perfect pearls – platinum (if you have)
- Metallic Rub-ons color kit #1 (if you have)
- Vellum adhesive (if you have)

Monday, September 19, 2011

September Layout Challenge: Coredinations Paper, Ribbon Roses, Button Makeovers, with Charmagne



Graphic 45's ABC Primer is my most favourite paper line ever! Come and create a double page layout that features 5 of your school day photos. Learn to create ribbon roses, play with Tim Holtz's Core'dinations paper and embossing folders and make your own buttons unique to fit your layout. This class is an inky one so bring non latex gloves if you need them!

Date: Sunday, September 25, 2011
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost: $24

Supplies Needed:
  • basic kit including pop dots, glue dots, tweezers
  • McGill Blossoms Tool Kit and Mat (if you have one)
  • Blending Tool and clean foams
  • Craft Mat (if you have it)
  • Distress Inks in Walnut Stain, Fire Brick Red
  • Glossy Accents
  • Sanding tool or sandpaper

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Dates To Remember Too, with Maresa



Before you know it Christmas will be here, why not get a head start on your gift list? Everybody can use a helping hand to remember birthdays and anniversaries, and this little date reminder book is a great present for that hard to buy for person. [Mother-in-law, anyone? ;)]

Authentique has done a beautiful job with their new paper lines, and Unique certainly is lovely. This little book boasts a binding that remains, well...unique, to all the album techniques that I've taught to date. Pair the lovely prints with inking, punching, ribbons, flowers etc., and the finished result is an eye-pleaser.

This book is perpetual as, in addition to a full tutorial, I will provide a .pdf file of all the month pages.

Date: Thursday September 22, 2011 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday September 28, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Cost: 40.00

Supplies to bring:

Personal paper trimmer [with scoring blade if you don't own a Score Board]
Score Board
Pencil, ruler and white art eraser
Scissors
Pop dots
Double sided tape, 5mm and 1 sheet of 8"x 10-1/2"
Wet glue, such as Mono Multi
Bone folder
Ink blending tool w/ foams [three is recommended]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pumice Stone [or your colour of choice]
Edger Punch, of choice

Recommended to bring: [These are items that IF you should have them, please bring them.]

Non stick craft mat
Corner chomper [one that will round CHIPBOARD]
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Small craft hammer
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Authentique Cards, with Maresa






JustRite has created new Parisian theme cling stamps that are lush and lovely. When I saw them, I knew they'd be perfect paired with my current love, Authentique Unique papers.
Add oodles of details like Spellbinders Nestabilities, punches and, of course, inking these cards come together with remarkably little fuss.

Date: Wednesday September 21, 2011 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday September 29, 2011 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $25.00

Supplies to bring:

Personal paper trimmer
Pop dots [thin are recommended]
Glue dots
Scotch tape
baby wipes and paper towel, we will be getting inky! [and latex gloves if you want to save your manicure]
Colouring implements, of your choice [though I suggest colouring at home after class]

Recommended to bring: [These are items that IF you should have them, please bring them.]

Non-stick craft sheet
Ink blending tools and 2 foams
Tim Holtz Distress inks Pumice Stone & Spun Sugar
Black dye pad
Stickles Rock Candy [or any "clear" variety]
Liquid Pearls Bisque
EK Success Edger punch Dotted lace

Out of Print Mini Album, with Maresa



New date added! Limited space!

Continuing my love affair with Basic Grey Out of Print paper... this little album is a marvel. It features all sorts of pockets, tags and flip pages that will fit 4"x6" photos, and the binding is constructed in such a way that your book won't "sit funny" when you fill it up. You won't believe how much you can put into it!

You will learn clever, but insanely simple, techniques that will allow you to modify, expand, and add to the basic design. Before you know it, you will be designing your own albums. There are no rules with this album, and each person will end up with an album that is unique to its creator. As usual, there will be a complete tutorial, chock full of photos, for you to have for future use.

Date: Saturday September 3, 2011 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Friday September 23, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $50.00

Supplies to bring:

Personal paper trimmer [with a scoring blade if you don't have a Score board]
Pencil, ruler and eraser
Score board
Edger punch, of your choice
Be Creative tape [double sided tape]
Hot Glue gun & extension cord [if you have]
Corner rounder [if desired]
Wet and dry adhesive
Scissors
Bone folder
Circle punch [1" - 1- 3/4"]

A snack and a beverage for break-time. This is a long class!

ABC's 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 September 30, 2011 6:30 p.m. - 9:40 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.]

ABC's of Scrapbooking, with Hazel


For those of you who want to get started, this class covers some of the good basic techniques required. During this class you'll create a 2 page spread using these basics. Bring 8 to 10 photos of one event or subject.
Date &Time
: Monday, Septermber 12, 2011, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Cost: $20.00

It's a Merry Mobile Christmas, with Hazel


These three delightful, traditional mobiles make great Christmas decorations. They may also double as a gift card. Each one has it's own "to:" "from:" tag. If you'd like to make these but this early date doesn't suit you, watch for a later date at the store or on these posts.

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2011 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $15.00

DEF's of Scrapbooking, with Hazel


You now have the ABC's under your belt, but there's a whole confusing world of scrapbooking out there. What do I do now???

Take the DEF's of scrapbooking with Hazel and learn about the various embellishments, color choices and photo arrangements. This is a class to inspire you.

Bring a note book, pen and your camera.
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Cost: $20.00

September 2 Page Spread of the Month, with Hazel


Try this fun, colorful birthday layout. I've used some pink for a girl's birthday but will provide blue substitutes if you're doing a boy's birthday.
The balloon, gifts and cake details are from Cricut cutouts.
Enjoy!

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2011 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $20.00

ABC's of Cricut, with Hazel


Has your new Cricut got you a little bewildered, not sure where to begin? Spend 2 to 3 hours with Hazel to familiarize yourself with the various possibilities that this great tool offers.
Date & Time: Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $20.00

September Card Challenge: Ribbon Roses, Tim's Core'dinations paper & Clear Button Revamp!




Graphic 45...oh how we love you! Come and play with the fabulous ABC Primer paper line to create this fun, whimsical card trio. We will be exploring the Tim Holtz Core'dinations paper possibilities, rolling our own ribbon flowers and creating clear buttons to match our project perfectly! Throw in Tim's stamps from Stamper's Anonymous and its going to be one heck of a class!
PLEASE NOTE CLASS DATE CHANGE!
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $22

Supplies Needed:
  • Basic kit including glue dots, pop dots
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
  • Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
  • Blending tool and clean foam
  • McGill Blossom tool Kit & Mat (if you have it)
  • Liquid Pearls in Yellow

Thursday, September 8, 2011

SNEAK PEEK! Dates To Remember Too, with Maresa


Before you know it Christmas will be here, why not get a head start on your gift list? Everybody can use a helping hand to remember birthdays and anniversaries, and this little date reminder book is a great present for that hard to buy for person. [Mother-in-law, anyone? ;)]

Authentique has done a beautiful job with their new paper lines, and Unique certainly is lovely. This little book boasts a binding that remains, well...unique, to all the album techniques that I've taught to date. Pair the lovely prints with inking, punching, ribbons, flowers etc., and the finished result is an eye-pleaser.

This book is perpetual as, in addition to a full tutorial, I will provide a .pdf file of all the month pages.

Stay tuned for more details.

Date: To Follow A.S.A.P.
Cost: 40.00





Saturday, September 3, 2011

Drawer Full of Cards, with Annette





This month's class with be project-based and the finished creation will be perfect as a gift for someone special. First we will be constructing a drawer and then 4 cards using the same elements so that we have a matching set. As you see, we will be using the papers from the beautiful BoBunny line, Forever Fall.

Dates:
Sunday, September 11, 10:00am to 1:00pm, $25.00
Wednesday, September 14th, 10:00am to 1:00pm, $25.00
Saturday, September 17th, 10:00am to 1:00pm, $25.00

Supplies:
Basic tool kit
Eyelet setter
Pop dots
Glue dots
Martha Stewart score board if you have one
(or Scorepal if you don't own the MS score board)