Wednesday, January 27, 2016

February 2016 Classes


We had so much fun Demo Day.  We used a mini note die from My Favorite Things and created these really cute Valentines.

Lisa has a fabulous class schedule for you in February.  You will want to take all of these!  Without further ado, here are the classes.

Crazy Bird Love Canvas
Sunday, January 31
2 pm to 4 pm

Lisa has had a number of requests to create a Crazy Bird canvas for every season.  Here's the Valentines version and you are gonna love it.  Too much fun!

Library Pocket Valentines
Thursday, February 4th
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Create these two valentines using Character Constructions stamps and a wonderful Libary Pocket Die from Sizzix.  Beautiful papers - Beautiful Valentines.

May Your Cup Overflow
Thursday, February 11
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Lisa's wonderful version of all the "cup" projects out there.  Tim Holtz Tea Time die &  papers by BoBunny.  A perfect combination.

Bright Blooms
Thursday, February 18
10:30 am OR 6 pm

You will use wonderful stamps sets and dies from My Favorite Things to create these lovely cards.  Perfect for any occasion.

G45 Mon Amour Mini Book & Box
Sunday, February 21st
2 pm to 5 pm

A beautiful book tucks into a matching box.  Papers by Graphic 45, expertise by Lisa!

Birthday/Anniversary Calendar Book
Thursday, February 25
10:30 am OR 6 pm

You will create this very elegant book to record all the birthdays and special events you need to remember.  The book is created from the "Passport" die by Sizzix for Eileen Hull.  You will love that this project is not only lovely - it is practical.

Saturday, February 27th
10 am to 4 pm
Come & Go

Join us for all the fun of a FREE Make 'n Take, view the new class schedule for March and browse new merchandise.  Bring a friend and have twice the fun!

Box of Smiles to Share
Thursday, March 3
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Create this sweet box to carry encouragement cards.  Give the encouragement cards to friends who just a quick lift of the spirit. You can even fill the box with recipes or special encouragement cards just for yourself.

Lisa has done a great job for February.  I know there is something here for everyone.

CLASS KITS:  You are responsible for bringing a kit of basic supplies to every class you take.  If you are new and do not know what to bring, give us a call and we will help you gather what you need.

CLASS FEES:  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  Fees may be paid by cash, check, Paypal or credit card (if Lisa is present).  You may enroll in person, by phone or by email.

Hope to see you in one of these fabulous classes! 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Guest Artist - Nathalie Kalbach

Art in Translation
March 4-6, 2016
Nathalie Kalbach

I am very excited to announce the return of Nathalie Kalbach.  Nat taught a very wonderful trio of classes last year and they were one of the highlights of our guest artist line-up.

This year we wanted to bring you a weekend "retreat" style workshop.  When I asked her to think about the idea she responded very positively and went straight to work on it with "can do" gusto!

"ART RULES - Art in Translation" is the result.

Here's Nathalie's description of this class:

"Let's explore several master artists and get inspired by their artwork and techniques to create wonderful and unique art journal pages.Whether it be Andy Warhol's cheating technique or Rothko's amazing color combinations, there are many different Master Artists whose masterful skills can serve as a starting point for your own artwork.  Find out what you like and what works for you.  Learn about opacity and layering, colors, troubleshooting, mixing materials, making your own tools, creating backgrounds and patterns.  We will work with acrylic paints, inks, markers, wax bars and other paint media to create dimension and texture.  We will make the most of stencils, stamps, mono printing plates and generic tools to make our own mark.  Get ready to Rule Your Art Journal!"

NO ART JOURNALING EXPERIENCE NEEDED!  If you are new to art journaling, this is a class to help get you rolling.  If you have been art journaling for a while, this will help you reach a whole new level.  Come learn from one of my favorite teachers of all times.  Nat rocks art journaling and you will too!  

The Details!

March 4-6, 2016
Cost: $275

Class hours
Friday, the 4th: 4 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, the 5th: 10 am to 6 pm (1 hour for lunch)
Sunday, the 6th: 10 am to 2 pm

The class fee includes a variety of table supplies to be shared AND a light lunch on Saturday.  Nathalie will also be bringing stamps, stencils, paint markers, inks, and wax art bars to be shared in the class.  

Student Supplies:  You will need to bring a small assortment of supplies to class.  I will email the list on or before February 12th.

Enrollment is now open.  You may enroll by email (, phone, or in person.  Class Fee is due at the time of enrollment.  Fees may be paid by cash, check, credit card or Paypal. 

I hope you will be able to join me for this wonderful opportunity.  If you haven't taken a class with Nathalie before, you are in for a real treat.