Monday, August 14, 2017

Week of August 15-19

This Week in The House!

Well of course we had a great time Saturday during Art Journaling Saturday. Lisa and I always enjoy guiding everyone through the Art Journal page we have created.  It's always fun to see how others interpret the page...  I'll try to blog about it in the next couple of days.

Anyhoo....  it's time for the week's schedule!  Hope you can join us for some art time or a class.  OH!  and Saturday is Demo Day!  Hope you can join us for that as it is always a treat to see Lisa's newest class schedule.....

Tuesday, August 15 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 5 pm

Wednesday, August 16 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 5 pm

Thursday, August 17 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Class:  1 Stamp 3 Ways
           10:30 am OR 6 pm
           Openings in both

Friday, August 18 - Open 10 am to 6 pm

Saturday, August 19 - Open 10 am to 4 pm
Make 'n Take all day and September Class Schedule on Preview

I hope you'll join us this week for a class, Open Studio Time or Demo Day!


2 Day Zen Painting Workshop
September 29-30

Details HERE

That's it for now....  come by for a visit and 

"Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!"

Monday, August 7, 2017

Week of Aug 8 - 12, 2017

This Week in the House!

We had an awesome week last week.  Lisa taught her Master Page Canvas Fun class on Thursday.  Everyone created a really cute 6x6 deep edged canvas with their very own Master Page or one of Lisa's.  I'm telling you, we have fun in class!


Tuesday, August 8 - Open from 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 5 pm

Wednesday, August 9 - Open from 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 5 pm

Thursday, August 10 - Open from 10 am to 6 pm
Class:  Mixed Media Muse Canvas
            10:30 am OR 6 pm
            Openings in both 

Friday, August 11 - Open from 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 4 pm

Saturday - August 12 - Open from 10 am to 5 pm10 
Class:  Art Journaling Saturday
           10 am OR 2 pm
           Openings in both 


Zen Painting Workshop with Jodi Ohl
September 29 & 30
Details can be found on Zen Painting Workshop Blog Post

That's what's going on this week...... Hope to see you in one of our classes or during Open Studio Time!  Until then remember to .....

"Let The Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!"

Friday, August 4, 2017

Last Week in the House


Oh my! What fun we had last week!  

We had a birthday party class last week and it was soooo much fun.  Lisa is always happy to do private when you can gather 5 or more people.  If you have 3 and don't mind sharing your party with others, we can open the class up to our regulars... and that is just what happened when our friend Lorena asked Lisa to teach the Master Page Create class for her sister Kathia's 40th birthday party....  Here are a few photos from the class.

Pages in progress....... 

The birthday girl at work...

and the party girls with their finished work!

THANKS Lorena for bringing Kathia and letting us treat her to a wonderful party!

The next day Chris Mack brought her Marbling class to the store.  We set up for 10 wonderful artists - some of whom are just beginning to play with art!  Chris gave perfect instructions and everyone made amazing marbled papers to use creating just about anything they can imagine....

Here are a few shots of the process before the paper is printed.....

The top shot is in the beginning stages and the second shot is ready for paper! Here are a few of the papers that were created.....  I'll be listening for the ooohs and ahhhs when you see them!  lol

I hope you've enjoyed a little look into some of what goes on around here.

And if you're interested in more....  check out the Zen Painting Workshop that Jodi Ohl is bringing to us next month!

That's it for now!  Hope to see you soon and remember to .....

"Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!"

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Guest Artist Jodi Ohl

Jodi Ohl
Zen Painting Workshop
September 29-30

I am so over the top excited to bring Jodi Ohl to our little House!  I had been following Jodi for a while on Instagram and my heart just kept nagging me to ask if she would come.  She delightfully agreed and she will be presenting her Zen Painting Workshop here on September 29-30. 

Jodi is a self-taught mixed media artist, author and instructor.  She is a full time artist who has built a body of work known for it's distinctive texture and bold color combinations which are often whimsical or abstract, as well as motivational in nature.  

Jodi's blog, Sweet Repeats, features a full listing of classes, weekly musing and artwork for sale.  

Zen Painting Workshop

In the spirit of what's at the core of artistic endeavors, this unique workshop created by Jodi truly soothes your artistic soul through a "Zen-full" Painting experience.  Go beyond the doodle and work on unique artist grade hard surfaces while exploring how to take your pencil, pen, inks, paints, and watercolors to a new abstract level.  You'll create amazing surreal flowing shapes and patterns, full of drama and depth while guided by Jodi.

Over the course of our weekend together we will:

Create several small works of "Zen Art" during the first part of our course as we learn all about our tools, surfaces and the Zen Painting process before diving into a larger main painting during the second session.

Some of the many things we will be focusing on: Creating lines with drama, using shading and negative spaces to build depth, creating texture with writing instruments, how to incorporate water colors with acrylics, tips and techniques for working on unique surfaces along with much, much more!

CLASS FEE:  $275

CLASS HOURS:  10 am to 5 pm both days with a break for lunch.

4 pack of multi size India Ink Pens - Suggested brand: Faber Castell
Water Brushes - assorted tips 
               OR assortment of cheap water color brushes 
               (recommended sizes: 2, 4, 6, 8 Round)
Paint Palette
Pencils:  Stabilo in black & graphite and 2B pencil

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.  You may register by phone, in person or by email. Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  You may pay by cash, check or credit card in the store OR Paypal if you are unable to come by the store.

Jodi's newest book, "Abstracts in Acrylic and Ink" will be available here for purchase and Jodi will be happy to sign your copy while she is here.  Let me know if you want a copy.  The list price is $24.95 but you will receive a 20% discount if ordered and paid with your class enrollment fees.  Your book will be waiting for you when you come to class.

I hope you'll join Jodi and me for this amazing workshop.   Remember you must be registered and paid on or before August 15th to receive the discounted pricing of $255.

AND remember to "Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!"

Monday, July 31, 2017

Week of August 1 - 5, 2017

Weekly Schedule

Wow!  It's August already!  School is starting here and there in Oklahoma.  Still predictably hot and muggy.  All in all things are cooking!  Life here in the House is getting busy.

We've got a new website up and running.  There is a class calendar and an "event registration" page where you can sign up for the class of your choice. The registration button will let us know which class you want to take and Lisa or I will email back to find out how you want to pay and which time slot you want. It still needs a tweek or two, but I'm glad to have it started.  

I have now got all the information I need to publish the Jodi Ohl workshop and you will be hearing more about that by the end of the week.  I spoke with Jodi last week and I am thrilled to say that you are going to love her and I know this workshop is going to be amazing.  So stay tuned for more information...

And now.....  this week's schedule!

Tuesday, Aug 1 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio from 10:30 am to 5 pm

Wednesday, Aug 2 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio from 10:30 am to 5 pm

Thursday, Aug 3 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Master Page Canvas Fun
10:30 am OR 6 pm
Openings in both classes

Friday, Aug 4 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio from 10:30 am to 4 pm

Saturday, Aug 5 - Open 10 am to 4 pm
Open Studio from 10:30 am to 3 pm
8.375% OFF all day (on top of 10% discount if you have gold status) - Can't offer you tax free shopping so we'll match it with a discount!
Rolling Thunder BBQ will be in the parking lot from 2-4 pm
Other merchants in the shopping center will have specials as well.....

So that's what's happening in the House this week!  Hope you'll join us for Open Studio or one of our classes....  AND always remember to.....

Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

August 2017 Class Schedule

New Class Schedule

We had a relaxed and enjoyable Demo Day on Saturday.  The Make 'n Take was a hit and so easy to do.  There was little waiting and I hope those of you who visited us enjoyed it.  For those of you unable to attend, here's an up close and personal look at it!

The owl stamp and pine sprig cover a card stamp are by Impression Obsession. We used Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp the owl image on white cardstock and Orange Blossom Archival Ink to stamp the pine sprig image on orange cardstock.  The eyes became very stunning when we applied Tonic's Glitter Gold Pure Sheen.  Thanks to Lisa for helping everyone create their very cards!

On to the class schedule.  Lisa has added one more Master Page Creation class before the end of July, so if you missed the 1st one, jump in on this one.  We have 3 fun artsy classes and 3 card classes for you in August and I know one or more of them are just right for you!

Master Page Creation - Repeat
Friday, July 28th
10:30 am

This class is so much fun a number of people in the first one asked to have it repeated.  You will play with paint, stencils, pens and more to create an 11x17 sheet of art we call a Master Page.  You can then create a number of additional project using it or color copies of it.  In fact, the next class in the line up will use a color copy of the page you create to make it.  Check it out!.....

Master Page Canvas Fun
Thursday, August 3
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Whether or not you took either of the Master Page Creation classes, you can create this deep edged 6x6 canvas using copies of a Master Page Creation.  If you did not take the class, Lisa will provide you with a copy of one of hers.  If you did, bring your own copies and create a new masterpiece with your very own artwork!

Mixed Media Muse Canvas
Thursday, August 10
10:30 am OR 6 pm

The photo doesn't do justice to this very ethereal canvas.  This wonderful 9x12 canvas will be created using paint, embossing folders, watercolors, stamps, stencils and more.  

Art Journaling Saturday
Saturday, August 12
10 am OR 2 pm

More fun for you art journalers!  This page features a ripped page that opens to reveal a soft spot to journal thoughts or quotes.  Maura guides you through this one using stains, gesso, paint, stencils and stamps.  

1 Stamp 3 Ways
Thursday, August 17
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Lisa will teach you 3 different ways to watercolor the same beautiful flower stamp.  I know you will enjoy learning all three of them! 

Saturday, August 19
10 am to 4 pm - Come and Go

Once a month we invite you to come view Lisa's new class schedule and create a FREE Make 'n Take.  We've been doing this for oh, I don't know - FOREVER and it's one of our most popular events.  Grab a friend and join us.  You'll be glad you did!

Spooky Cute Cards
Thursday, August 24
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Oh Yes!!!  It's time to start on those Halloween cards you love to send out.  Impression Obsession has introduced a whole new group of Halloween images that are so fun to use.  Get ready to have some spooky fun!

Lilac Whisper Cards
Thursday, August 31
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Kaisercraft has introduced a lovely new paper collection called Lilac Whisper.  It is soft and perfect for cards of all kinds.  Lisa chose a variety of stamps from My Favorite Things, Kaisercraft and Penny Black to create this special collection.

Class Enrollment and the Fine Print.....

Enrollment is now open for all classes listed above.  You may enroll in person or by phone or email (me: or Lisa:  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment and can be paid with check or cash in person at the store or Lisa will be happy to send you a Paypal invoice if you are unable to come by to pay.

A basic kit of supplies is required for every class.  If you are new and don't know what you need, stop by or call and we will help you gather what you need.  You probably already have a lot of it in your craft closet!

So....join us for one or all of these classes and don't forget to...

"Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!"

Monday, July 17, 2017

Weekly Schedule for Week of July 18

Demo Day is Saturday!

You know we always enjoy Demo Day and it's this Saturday!  I hope you will join us for the usual fun of a FREE Make 'n Take.  Lisa will have the samples of her August classes out and you can sign up on the spot.  Have more fun by bringing a friend!

All that being said, here is the schedule for the week of July 18-22.....

Tuesday, July 18 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time from 10:30 to 5 pm

Wednesday, July 19 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time from 10:30 am to 5 pm

Thursday, July 20 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Openings in both classes

Friday, July 21 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 to 3

Saturday, July 22
DEMO DAY - 10 am to 4 pm
Come and Go
Free Make 'n Take

Open Studio Time is free.  Bring your project, supplies and spread out.  We have a Sizzix Big Shot available for your use if you need to do any die cutting and you won't have to lug your machine up to the store.

That's it for now....  so "Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!"

Friday, July 7, 2017

Happenings in the House

Happening in the House
July 11 - 15
a little known secret!

So here's hoping that blogging becomes a thing of the now.  It has been a long time since I've posted anything but classes.  There are lots of things going on these days and lots of plans for the future. Read on my friends!

Open Studio Time - "the little known secret"

The tables here in the House often sit idle.  I thought I should let you in on a little secret...... You can use them most days of the week except during a class or special event. That's right...  most anytime.  The tables have always been available for you to use, I guess most people didn't know.....  Here are a few details you will need to know.

Is there a charge?  Not right now.  We may charge a small fee in the future when we are able to provide more supplies for you to use.  

Are there any supplies you can use?  Yes, right now we have a Sizzix Big Shot available for your use.  You won't have to lug your machine up here just to make die cuts.  Our Big Shot is for everyone to use.  But you will need to bring everything else you need to work on your project.  

Do you have to reserve a time?  Yes, I do need to know you are coming so I can be sure there is a cleared table available for you. Just give me a call and tell me when you expect to be here and approximately how long you expect to stay. It'll help me know how to schedule others.

How long can I stay?  You can come as early as 10:30 am.  You can work until 5 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 3 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. You must be packed up and have your purchases paid by 5:30 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays or 3:30 on Fridays and Saturdays.  I need to be able to clean up and reset for the next day without disturbing you.

Can I bring a group?  Yes and if you are willing to share a table with someone else, we can seat at least 8 people (16 if you are willing to seat 4 at a table). I will need at least 2 weeks advance notice with the time and number of people you plan to bring so I can reserve the number of tables you need just for you.

Where will I find the schedule for Open Studio Time?   Currently I am sending out weekly emails with the schedule for the week. I will also have a the weekly schedule here on the blog. I'll probably put it on Facebook if you follow us there. And I will have a new website up and running soon with an interactive calendar page. You'll be able to enroll in Lisa's classes (enroll only) and see what is on the schedule for the month.  I will update it regularly as events are added.

I am excited to have shared the secret of Open Studio Time with you and hope you'll take advantage of it soon!

Schedule for the Week of July 11-15

Tuesday, July 11 - 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 5 pm
Lisa will be in the House from 10 am to 2 pm

Wednesday, July 12 - 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 5 pm

Thursday, July 13 - 10 am to 6 pm
Quick and Easy Cards - Class by Lisa

10:30 am OR 6 pm

Openings available in both sessions

Friday, July 14 - 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 3 pm

Saturday, July 15 - 10 am to 4 pm
Art Journaling Saturday - $15

10 am OR 2 pm
Most supplies provided
Openings in both sessions

This month's AJS page guided by Lisa!

Soooo.... that's what's happening next week.  Hope you'll be joining us for some of the fun.  

AND Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Class Review

Master Page Creation!

I haven't been blogging much over the last few years.  It seems that this is the best place to post the class schedule and announce guest artist workshops.  But.... I think it's time to change that.  There is always a lot happening here and it's time you heard a little crowing now and then.

Lisa is sooooo talented.  Really talented.  She is always learning new techniques and trying to bring them to the classroom.  And her students always come away with so much from her classes.

Anyhoo....  all that to say WOW!  What a class we had yesterday!  

So I wanted to show you just a little taste of yesterday's Master Page Creation Part 1.  I'm hoping you'll get so excited you can convince her to put it on the schedule several more times.....

The idea is to create one large piece of artwork you can use to create many other items from.  This particular class is of the "artsy" kind.... you know, you use paints, stencils, markers and what comes out is unique to each one making the creation.  Here are a few samples of some of the "work in progress".  

Each one is unique.  Most of these photos are of the beginning stages.  Lisa taught us so many wonderful things from beginning to end.  Sunday will be the Part 2 class where those who wanted to create from their "master creation" will make 3 very quick and easy items using their papers.  

I am hoping Lisa will add this class to the schedule regularly.  I have already had a few who participated ask for a repeat!

Thanks for visiting the blog today.  

Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Everyday!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


JULY 2017

Did you miss Demo Day???  Well, we had a great time, but we certainly missed you!  Here's the wonderful Make 'n Take Lisa had for us.

Stamps by My Favorite Things, stamps and stencils by Stamper's Anonymous for Wendy Vecchi, Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger for Tim Holtz and creativity by Lisa!

Here's the class schedule for July.  I hope you'll join us for one or more of these fabulous classes.  No experience needed!

Thursday, July 6
10:30 am ONLY

Come learn many of the ways the new Distress Oxides by Tim Holtz can be used.  We will be using the 1st 12 colors but when the next 12 colors come out this month you will be ready!  I took this class the first time around and believe me, this is a class you won't want to miss!

Thursday, July 6
6 pm ONLY

Awesome vintage project.  You will need one of the Tim Holtz paper dolls or bring one of your own photos to go where the 2 girls are if you want to make it personal.  Lots of altered techniques in this fabulous project.

Thursday, July 13
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Learn a different technique with each card using Distress Oxides, stencils, stamps, dies and more. So fun and so easy! 

July 15
10 am OR 2 pm

Art Journaling Saturday is all about exploring different ways to create art.  This month Lisa will guide you through the creation of her art journal pages (yep, there are 2 different samples pictured above).  Most supplies provided so get ready to sling some paint and have some fun!

Thursday, July 20
10:30 am OR 6 pm

New stamps from Concord & Main, new Ombre ink pads from Hero Arts, and Clean Color Markers make these cards fun and easy!  You will love that cute slider card using a new slider card from our paper supplier (there is also a die).

Saturday, July 22
10 am to 4 pm
Come and Go

Join us for all the fun of Demo Day.  It's FREE and it's FUN!  FREE Make 'n Take.  Grab a friend and have twice the fun!

Thursday, July 27
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Beautiful multi-paged album for journaling or photos.  The Olde Curiosity Shoppe paper collection by Graphic 45 is a limited edition re-release of an old favorite.  Tons of cutting done for you by Lisa!  

Saturday, July 29
11 am to 2 pm

Chris Mack will be teaching this wonderful mini workshop.  Chris loves creating marbled paper and helping others learn the process.  You will make 8 - 9"x12" prints. All supplies will be provided. Wear old clothes you don't care about - the paint will fly!

ALL class samples are on display here and classes are now open for enrollment. 


Class Fees:  All class fees are due at the time of enrollment and there are 3 ways to pay...  Cash, Checks, Credit Cards in person at the store.  Paypal is available for those who cannot come in person to pay.  Credit Cards accepted for Art Journaling Saturday and Marbling with Chris Mack only.

Basic Class Kit:  A kit of basic supplies is required for all classes unless otherwise noted.  If you are just starting out, please contact us for a list of supplies which should be in your basic kit.  All supplies are available in store.

That's it for now!  Until next time..... "Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Everyday!"

Sunday, May 21, 2017

June 2017 at My Heart's Fancy

June Class Schedule

We had a lovely and relaxed Demo Day on Saturday. Lisa guided everyone in the creation of this fun and versatile card using a stamp from the Laurel Burch collection by Stampendous.  The leafy background was created using the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate, a stencil by Dina Wakley and the Archival Ink Pad in Library Green.  I think you'll agree it makes a great Dad's Day card or fun birthday card for a wonderful young man.

I hope you will come by to see it if you weren't able to attend Demo Day.

And now for the class schedule for June.....

Art Journal Saturdays
Saturday, June 3
10 am OR 2 pm
$15 materials fee

This month, Maura will guide you through the creation of your own version of this page.  You will use magazine images, stencils, paint and more to create this fun whimsical page.

Oxide Technique Tags
Thursday, June 8
10:30 am OR 6 pm

The Distress Oxides are taking the country by storm. There are so many ways to use them and so many unique looks.  Let Lisa guide you through a few of the techniques as you create these exciting tags.

Vintage Reflections
Sunday, June 11
2 pm

Awesome project.... Tons of technique!  Lisa will teach you a number of ways to use a variety of products.  You will want to use these again and again in all your mixed media projects.  You may choose to use a personal photo in place of the Tim Holtz paper dolls.  Don't let this project fool you.... No experience needed!

Sweet Watercolor Cards
Tuesday, June 13
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Stampingbella recently released a new line of stamps by Danielle Donaldson.  They have been a hit in the store and Lisa has created these fun cards with them. New paper collection called Wildflower by Kaisercraft, Danielle Donaldson stamps and Lisa's creativity!  A win-win for everyone!

Nathalie Kalbach Workshops
June 16-18

Our friend and talented artist, Nathalie Kalbach is returning to teach 3 amazing workshops.  For complete details, see the blog post "Nathalie Kalbach Returns"  or click here.  There are still seats available.  If you are looking to expand your mixed media experiences, this is a must do workshop.

Fold Out Mini Album
Thursday, June 22
10:30 am OR 6 pm

This unique fold out album is perfect for special photos.  Lisa uses the new papers from Tim Holtz called Memoranda.  Lisa will have all the papers cut, but you will learn how to make and assemble it all.  

Demo Day
Saturday, June 24
10 am to 4 pm
Come and Go

Our once a month event is always a hit.  There is a FREE Make 'n Take.  Lisa will have her July class schedule ready and we usually have new products for you to browse.  Grab a friend and join us for all the fun!

Master Page Creation

Thursday, June 29
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Inspired by Robin-Marie Smith, Lisa will teach you how to make a "Master" piece of artwork using stencils, paints, pens and more on a 10" x 17" piece of watercolor paper.  You can stop here and use it to create on your own, or take Part 2 and create 3 projects with your paper that Lisa has designed. 

Sunday, July 2
2 to 5 pm

In this class you will need two copies of your "Master"piece of artwork.  You can have them made at Kinko's on cardstock weight paper.  You will create a book, a pocket tag and more using YOUR own paper.

Additional Information:

Enrollment and Class Fees:  You may enroll in person at the store, by email ( or, or by phone. Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  Lisa takes cash, checks and Paypal.

Class Kits:  You are required to bring a basic kit of supplies for every class you attend.  If you are new and need help, just give me a call or come by and I will help you gather the supplies you need.

That's the schedule for July!  Until we see you again, "Let the Art out of your Heart and Create Everyday!"