Thursday, October 24, 2013

'Tis The Season Chalkboard Cards, with Maresa


This awesome new paper by Echo Park definitely lends itself to the chalkboard style of stamping!  Come to class and learn to do this wildly popular technique.  If that's not excitement enough, we will be using five different techniques to apply glitter -- and there can never be enough glitter at Christmas. :)

Call the store at 250.769.1257 to register.

Dates: Saturday November 2, 2013  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday November 5, 2013 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday November 6, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $22.00

NOTE:  Kits, with a brief technique tutorial, are available for $22.00.  [For local pick-up.]  If you wish your kit to be mailed, please contact the store for information regarding mailing costs.

Supplies to bring:

- Basic tool kit
- glue dots
- pop dots
- Mono Multi glue [or a clear-drying brand]
- Glossy Accents
- Scotch tape [this is a must!]
- a piece of regular, white chalk

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

- a Silver Sharpie pen
- Silver Stickles

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

October Stack A Stash, with Maresa



What is Stack A Stash? Are you one of those people who, come November, are completely stressed out because Christmas is coming and you haven't even contemplated starting your Christmas cards? How about those last minute Birthday cards, do you have spares on hand?

Once a month we will be offering Stack A Stash, each month hosted by a different instructor. In these classes we will be making easy cards that can be adapted to any paper or sentiments.

These classes will be shorter, so that busy people will have a better chance of fitting them into their schedules. The class will always be the last Sunday of each month, so you can know well ahead of time when the classes will be offered. We will always do one Christmas card, and one all occasion card, but will do TWO of each design for a total of 4 cards per class.

Come to one class, or attend as many as you want. All skill levels welcome.

Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Times: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
and
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $18.00

Kits are available, upon request.
Cost: $18.00

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Elegant Gold Trimmings With Julie

Elegant Gold Trimmings
With Julie

Celebrate Christmas with the new Graphic 45, new Kaiser Craft, new Spellbinder's Dies and new JustRite Stamps!  My gift to you....pretied bows.  : )

*Treats Provided*







Time:  October 26th, 9:30- 11:30 (Sorry, class is now sold out)
Cost: $28
Supplies:  
Basic Tool Kit 
Paper Blossom Tool Kit
Frayed Burlap Distress Ink (and Ink Blending Tool) 
Liquid Applique White (if you have)
Delicata Golden Glitz Ink (if you have)

Christmas Cheer!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Fall Layout, with Bonnie




Fall is a season of so many gorgeous colours; shades of oranges, rusts and ambers.  This layout captures those colours with the use of Graphic 45’s Happy Haunting Collection and Tim Holtz’s Mini Tattered Leaves Set. 

We will be constructing the sunflower from a template; heat and dry embossing as well as using the McGill paper shapers tools and mat.

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Time:  10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cost:  $12.00

Supplies to bring to class:

  • Basic tool kit including wet and dry adhesives
  • Paper trimmer
  • Distress tool (if you have)
  • Pop dots
  • Scissors
  • Pencil, eraser
  • Scotch tape
  • Non stick craft mat
  • Ink blending tool with extra foams
  • Tim Holtz distress inks, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Frayed Burlap, Ripe Persimmon (if you have) I will bring my inks to class for student use
  • McGill paper shaper tool kit and mat (if you have)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Elves Make 12 Cards, with Bonnie





It’s back, my annual Elves Make 12 card class!  This popular class will definitely jump start your Christmas card making.  I have chosen traditional Christmas colours from the beautiful SEI Holiday Traditions paper line.

No muss, no fuss, no stress; all the cutting and embossing is done for you. You will assemble two of each of six different cards for a total of twelve cards complete with envelopes.

Come and enjoy a relaxing time with good company, good fun and of course good cookies! These classes fill up fast!  Sign up now!

Dates:

Sunday, October 20, 2013 (Full)
11:00 am to 2:30 pm

OR

Sunday, November 3, 2013 4 Kits available for sale
11:00 am to 2:30 pm

Cost:
$34.00

Supply List:

  • Adhesives, wet and dry
  • Pop dots - medium and tiny
  • “Glue Gloss”, excellent for applying glitter
  • Quickie glue pen
  • Scissors
  • Scotch tape
  • tweezers
  • gold Stickles (if you have)
  • McGill paper shaper tool kit & mat (if you have)

Monday, October 7, 2013

A Black and White Christmas, with Annette




In this class, make 4 cards using 4 different techniques:

  • Give the Tri-Shutter Fold card another look with a modified Tri-Shutter Fold card
  • The resist technique gets a new twist using glossy paper
  • Learn how to modify your Nestabilities in creating a Side Step card
  • The new Penny Black ornament dies are used for the fourth card – and with lots of bling!
Date:  Saturday, October 19
Time:  10 am – 1 pm
Cost:  $24.00
Supplies:
  • basic kit
  • a DRY “wet wipe”
  • applicator handle and 2 foams (or 1 and share with a buddy for the second colour)
  • embossing buddy (anti-static bag)
  • temporary adhesive 
AND, if you have –
  • stamp pads: 
                        versamark
                        Ranger Inks – Black Soot, Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass, Pumice Stone
                        Versafine – Black Onyx