Friday, April 30, 2010
Here is a list of the other things that came into the shop:
Cats Eye Stylus Adaptor ; Hydra Sponges, Black Handle adaptors with different sponge and black tips; Marvy Heat Tool, Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Knife, Craft Pick, Craft Scratcher and refills for the Craft Knife; all colors of distress pads, both old and new. Reinkers are still on order.
ITEMS OF INTEREST: On Tuesday, June 8 we will be having a trunk show featuring Magenta, Crafty Secrets, Buttons Galore, Unity Stamps, and Earth Art. The cost is $15 and there will be enough materials and stamps for you to make up to 10 cards and take home with you. Merchandise can also be bought out of the trunks. It will take place from 2-8 PM, but we will close the MITI's at 7PM. It sounds like a fun day.
Also, Wednesday, July 14 there will be two Tattered Angels classes one from 11:30-2:30 and another from 6:30-9:30. The cost will be $50 which includes the Tattered Angels Kit. If you want to make yours into a photo album bring some 3x5 and 4x6 pictures for your pages. What a wonderful coffee table book, especially personalized.
We are also trying to get Els from Elizabeth Craft to come to our shop and teach a class. I will keep you updated about that--hopefully she isn't overbooked.
Please leave any ideas, questions or comments on this blogspot under comments. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
For those of you who ordered specific colors of glitter, tapes, or tools at the demo they are now put away with your names on them. If you are interested in this glitter you might want to shop early--the last time we had no colors in the shop after the demo. We are also looking to try and set up a class with Els, the owner of Elizabeth Craft. If we get it set up I will let you know.
Hope to see you in the shop.
NOTE: Don't forget tonight, Art from the Heart, theme is travel. Come on in with your supplies and pick each other's brains and come up with some great cards.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 5 - Calligraphy Class #5 with DeAnn Singh from 6:30 to 8:30.
Friday, May 7 - Stampin' Cafe' Night from 6:30 to 9:00. Bring your supplies and your project and come on in, we'll have some fun together.
Sunday, May 9 - Closed- Happy Mother's Day
Wednesday, May 12 - Calligraphy Class #6 with DeAnn Singh from 6:30 to 8:30.
Friday, May 14 - Make it & Take it with Jessica Hollowell from 6:30 to 8:30. The project or card are $5.00 per card or project. Come on in and join us, and see what she has up her sleeve. You'll have fun.
Saturday, May 15 - See Stars with Mike Strong from 10:30 to 12:30. Cost is $30.00.
Saturday, May 15 - White on White with Mike Strong from 2 to 4. Cost is $30.00
Sunday, May 16 - Addicted to Tape with Kelly Kilmer from 12:30 to 4:30. Cost of this class is $70.00. Love collage? Have you been caught buying up rolls of tape and you’re not sure of everything that you can do with them? In a bit of a sticky situation? Looking for some new ideas of what you can do with one of the hottest art supplies around? Look no further! In this class we will
Wednesday, May 19 - Calligraphy Class #7 with DeAnn Singh from 6:30 to 8:30.
Thursday, May 20 - ATC Club with Jessica Hollowell from 6:30 to 8. Cost is $10.00. Jessica will teach a technique for ATC and then you will get to make two of your own. Suggested: Bring 6 to 10 ATC of your own to trade.
Friday, May 21 - Basic Stamping Class with Karen Hutchinson from 6:30 to 8:30. Cost is $30.00. We have just added a new class, it is the Basics Class. You will learn to stamp, about inks, and embossing. If you have been looking for a Basics class now is your time to sign up. Call the shop (310) 391-0466, if you want to attend or email me at email@example.com
Saturday, May 22 - Paper Quilting with Wendy Poma from 10:30 to 2:30. Cost is $40.00. Renewable journal p;us two greeting card.
Wednesday, May 26 - Calligraphy Class #8 with DeAnn Singh from 6:30 to 8:30.
Thursday, May 27 - Art from the Heart Club from 7 to 8:30. It was decided at the last meeting that the members want to make cards, so each month there will be an idea for card making. Each one of you are to bring a basic stamping kit: black permanent ink, your choice of glue, your choice of double sided adhesive, scissors, pen, bone folder, stamps of your choice, papers and ephemera you want to share with the group. You will then stamp and assemble your card(s) right then and there and share with the group. This month's theme is Travel. Bring extra paper to stamp other peoples stamps to take home. You might like someone else's stamps and would like to stamp extra images to do things at home. Since there were very few of you in March's club we decided to carry over the theme to April. Travel can be such a fun theme--bring you Eiffel Tower Stamps, your airplane stamps, your luggage stamps and your ideas.
Thursday, May 21 - Beginner's Basic Class with Karen Hutchinson 6:30-8:30. Cost, $30.
For those of you who have been wanting a basic class in the evening here is the first. There will be more down the line, but this is the first. I will post picture samples later on and they are in the shop.
Friday, May 28 - Pinecone Press Options Class with Gayle Smith, 6:30-8:30. Cost is $35.00. This is an off-side accordion book with plenty of cut outs.
Saturday, May 29 - Hanko Paper Class - Lori Lai from 12:15 to 4:15. Cost is $50.00. Come learn various cardmaking techniques that Lori Lai teaches in her various classes. Supplies List - for this class: small "x"- xyron sticker maker (if you own one), paper piercer, foam mounting tape, double sided tape, bone folder, pencil/eraser, scissors, adhesive tape runner (such as Mono adhesive) or any other Basic Supplies Kit.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
As I told you, we will continue to blog about the Extravaganza until all the teachers are covered. Once again, please forgive my blurry picture taking.
Our second teacher in this series is Lori Lai. Lori has been teaching here over a year. She also does the demonstrations at Carson Convention for Hanko--the ones with the beautiful Asian Washi paper and punches. Lori has done some tremendous classes with paper weaving and flower punches, etc. For Extravaganza she did a small stand-up note card (on the left) and a card with the flower that rolls back and forth all done with Opalite ink on brown paper--a very elegant and impressive card. Here I would like to introduce you to Lori Lai for those that haven't met her. She is just a girl out to have fun--and we all do.
Now for another recipe. This is the Neapolitan Cake Recipe
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese at room temperature
- 4 large eggs
- 1 package (18.25 ounces) white cake mix
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3/4 cup NESTLE NESQUIK Chocolate Flavor Powder
- 3/4 cup NESTLE NESQUIK Strawberry Flavor Powder
- Powdered Sugar (optional) Chocolate Glaze (recipe to follow)
PREHEAT oven to 350o F. Grease and flour 10-inch, 12-cup fluted tube pan (I used Pam for baking).
BEAT cream cheese and eggs in large mixer bowl until smooth. Beat in cake mix alternately with milk. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes (batter will be thick). Remove 2 cups batter and place in a separate bowl; stir in chocolate Nesquik. Remove 2 more cups white cake batter and place in separate bowl; stir in strawberry Nesquick.
SPOON strawberry batter into prepared pan; tap pan on counter lightly. Spoon white batter over strawberry batter covering it completely; spoon chocolate batter over white batter.
BAKE on center oven rack for 55 to 65 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 45 minutes. Loosen edges with butter knife if needed; invert onto wire rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or drizzle with chocolate glaze over cake.
Chocolate Glaze Recipe:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/3 cup whole milk (I used evaporated)
- 1 package (6 ounces: 1 cup) semisweet chocolate chip
Place the sugar, butter and milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil. Boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chocolate chips. When the chips have melted and the glaze is smooth, pour it over the warm (my cake was cold when I did this) cake so that it covers the entire surface. The glaze will be thin but will firm up. Coll the cake for 20 minutes more before cutting it and serving. NOTE: I did the cake in the morning and poured the glaze over it that night.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Keep a watch for other pictures coming your way. Gayle's class was fabric flower pins and were phenomenal--all 16 of our ladies went home with these wonderful flower pins. I will be featuring each of our teachers over the next little while. But Gayle's infectious grin is the one I chose to start with--I will try and get a picture of each of the teachers projects and post them when I do the feature of that teacher. Right now I have no pictures of the projects--teachers, if you have a picture of your project, please send it to me so I can post for all to see.
For those that asked for the recipes of yesterday, I will post one every so often so if you keep watch you will have them all. We are starting with our Strawberry Green Salad
- 1-2 heads of lettuce (romaine and red)
- 12 oz. toasted slivered almonds
- 2 pints of strawberries.
- 1 cups of mayonnaise
- 2 TBSP honey ginger vinegar (or any kind, I used pear infused vinegar)
- 1/4 cup milk (I used evaporated)
- 1-cup sugar (I used Splenda--you can use all sugar, all Splenda or a combination of both)
- 1 tsp. poppy seeds
Wash lettuce and strawberries. Tear lettuce, slice strawberries. Spread almonds on a cookie sheet and bake them at 375o for about 5 minutes. Cool almonds. Mix all salad ingredients together. Mix dressing ingredients together and pour over salad JUST BEFORE serving.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The excitement is building--get ready for Extravaganza--here it comes. Just a few notes for those of you that have signed up--please read carefully because there are a few things you need to bring to make the day easier and more fun.
Please read the following:
For Saturday the teachers have made some requests.
For Linda's and Ellie's class bring two (2) photos (or copies) that can be torn to a 3x3 size and give you the image you want and one (1) photo (or copy) that can be torn to 1-1/2 x 2-1/2 or smaller and still give you the image you want.
For Lori's class, please bring a pencil, ruler and penny.
For Jessica's class it is absolutely optional but if you want bring five (5) Sepia toned pictures (or copies) that are 3x4. If you don't have them or don't want to bother there will be some very Haute Couture Ladies for you to work with from Graphic 45.
If you have any questions, please email me or post at the bottom of this blog and I will get back to you.
Thrusday, April 15 - Basic Stamping Class with Karen Hutchinson from 12:30 to 3. Cost is $30.00. We have just added a new class, it is the Basics Class. You will learn to stamp, about inks, and embossing. If you have been looking for a Basics class now is your time to sign up. Call the shop (310) 391-0466, if you want to attend or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thrusday, April 15 - ATC Club with Jessica Hollowell from 6:30 to 8. Cost is $10.00. Jessica will teach a technique for ATC and then you will get to make two of your own. Suggested: Bring 6 to 10 ATC of your own to trade.Friday, April 16 - Pinecone Press Options Class, Gayle Smith, 6:30-8:30. Cost is $35.oo. This is an off-side accordion book with plenty of cut outs.
Friday, April 16 - Pinecone Press Options Class, Gayle Smith, 6:30-8:30. Cost is $35.oo. This is an off-side accordion book with plenty of cut outs.
Saturday, April 17 - EXTRAVAGANZA with Gayle Smith, Jessica Hollowell. Linda Forest/Ellie Shaw, and Lori Lai from 8:45 to 4:30. Cost is $85.00. Breakfast is at 8:45 and the first set of classes starts at 9:15, lunch will be from 12:30 to 1, next set of classes starts at 1:30. We all have a great time learning new techniques, breaking bread with one another, getting our goody bags, winning prizes and enjoying ourselves. So call and make your reservation. Supply list: your basic stamping kit and about 4 picture (3"X3") that you want to use
Sunday, April 18 -The Language of Color with Kelly Kilmer from 12:30 to 4:30. cost is $70.00. Yearning to create luscious, layered mixed media backgrounds? Want to explore the world of acrylic paint hands on? Itching to make painted pages that are uniquely your own? In this class youwill create a plethora of painted mixed media pages that can be used in any art form. Explore hands on techniques that are guaranteed to get your creative spirit inspired! You will leave with a pile of painted papers that you can use in your art journal, altered art, collage, canvas work, atcs and much, much more. Fully detailed handout included in the class, as always! Optional- You can bring your journal to class to work in, or the teacher will be supplying paper for you to work on. Supply list: Brayer, Scissors, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels, permanent black inkpad, container to hold water, 3 1" brushes to glue and paint (I like chip or bristle brushes). EGorey99@sbcglobal.net
Monday, April 12, 2010
Our day will start at 8:45 with a continental breakfast; juice, coffee, bagels and cream cheese, sweet rolls and fruit.
We will start our projects at 9:30AM; first project will run from 9:30-11:00, 2nd project, 11:15-12:45; lunch 12:45-1:30; 3rd project 1:30-3:00; 4th project 3:15-4:45.
There will be drawings and don't forget your very own bag that you will be receiving with different goodies in it; stamps, blocks, and a few surprises.
Any questions, please post on the blog or email me at email@example.com
Hope to hear from you soon.
And for those of you who missed the Elizabeth Craft Glitter demo you missed a great day, the samples will be in the shop tomorrow that Donna did and we had so much fun she will be doing it again June 6.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Then Friday night we have Make-It-Take-It with Gayle Smith, $5 a project check the blog for pictures.
Saturday will be a fun day with Linda Forrest and her Tag Potpourri, tags are in the shop and will be put on the blog tonight. She has several different kits from prior classes and you choose up to six different tags for the class which is from 10:30-4:00 for $45.
Sunday will be a fun demo day with Donna Heckenlaible from 1-3 Sunday Afternoon. She will be doing a demo from a company called Elizabeth Craft who has amazing ultra fine glitter that almost feels like suede when applied and Peel Off Stickers. A sample is in the shop and we will try to blog it tonight.
Friday is a come when you can leave when you have to, do as few or as many projects as you want.
Saturday is 10:30 to 4. Sunday is 1-3PM for the demo only. Hope to see you this week.
Monday, April 5, 2010
We will be using Smooch pearlized paints from Clearsnap and Distress Inks with plenty of flowers from Hero Arts and other great companies.