Sunday, November 21, 2010


Wednesday, Dec. 1 - Calligraphy Make-Up Class #10 with DeAnn Singh from 7 to 9. You can also check DeAnn website at

Thursday, Dec. 2 - Happy Chanukkah

Thursday, Dec. 2 - Tattered Angel Holiday Book with Monika Thomas from 12 - 3 or 6 - 9. Cost is $35.00. You will go home with this beautiful holiday book that you can either add pictures to or journal in it.

Friday, Dec. 3 - No Stampin Cafe'

Saturday, Dec. 4 - Holiday Bookmaking Party with Wendy Poma from 10:30 - 2:30. Cost is $40.00. Wendy is always such fun to take a class from and her books are beautiful and such fun to journal or sketch.

Sunday, Dec. 5 - Unfold with Kelly Kilmer from 12:30 - 4:30. Cost is $70.00. Combine layers of paint, transparencies, tape, rubber stamps, journaling and your own vision into this one of a kind book. We will start by assembling a book from scratch using a fun stitch which you will love. Unfold upon the pages as you create layered and complex (yet fun) pages. This was one of my favorite books to work in. I guarantee that you will love it, too! Supply List: Scissors, small selection of favorite collage ephemera, bone folder, cork back metal ruler, 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), a few of your favorite glue sticks, bottle of tacky glue

Friday, Dec. 10 - Made by Hand: The Fundamentals of Collage with Kelly Kilmer from 11:30 - 3:30. Cost is $70.00. In this two hour workshop, you will learn some of my favorite quick and easy composition and design techniques. Learn how to bring together background papers and focal images in various ways, creating unique and expressive pages. These are fundamental techniques that can be applied to a multitude of media. Please bring your journal to class if you have one, or the instructor will be supplying paper for you to work on. Supply list: journal (see above) Scissors, small selection of favorite collage ephemera, bone folder, cork back metal ruler, 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) OR a few of your favorite glue sticks.

Dec. 10 - Make It & Take It with Gayle Smith from 6:30 to 8:30. Cost is $5.00 each project. Come on in and join us and you'll have fun.

Saturday, Dec. 11 - TBA - Lori Lai from 10:30 - 2:30. Cost is $50.00. Supplies List: 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), water brush or any other Basic Supplies Kit.

Sunday, Dec. 12 - Hero Art Preview with Donna Heckenlaible from 12 -4.

Friday, Dec. 17 - Annual Holiday Open House from 11 to 9. This is the first day to use your % off little envelope. Come in and finish your shopping and share a little holiday cheer with us all day long.

Thursday, Dec. 23 - Store will be closing early at 5:30.

Friday, Dec. 24 - Store Closed - Christmas Eve

Saturday, Dec. 25 - Store Closed - Christmas

Wednesday, Dec. 29 & Thursday, Dec. 30 - Rejuvenations with Kelly Killer from 11:30 - 5:30. Cost is for both days is $225.00. Each student who signs up for this unique two day workshop, will receive a goodie bag chock full of surprises FREE (valued at over $50), as a thank you gift from Kelly. Yearning to jump into the mixed media world of paper, tape, pens and more? Can't get enough of color, imagery and texture? Want to learn some new ideas to get your art groove on? In this unique two day mixed media art journaling workshop you will explore a myriad of hands on technique through both guided and self play. You will create your own luscious journal built with your own hands from scratch. We will then dive into the pages exploring color, paper and texture. Think pages that are layered, luscious, rich, and uniquely yours. Learn a variety of different mixed media techniques, tips, tricks and ideas. Think bookbinding. Think collage. Think color. Think composition. Think design. Think layers. Think unique. I guarantee that your creative muse will be bubbling over with new ideas after this class! You won't want to put your brush down! I have always wanted to teach a special weekend workshop on mixed media journaling. When I offer a workshop, I like to teach ideas that can apply to a variety of mixed media art. You're not just learning art journaling, you're exploring creativity and learning techniques that can be applied to all forms of artwork whether you're painting a wall, a canvas, making a book or even jewelry! You learn how to call the muse out, to have her sit by your side and play. You'll learn how to overcome artists block. You'll learn how to stimulate your creative senses with paint, paper and more. You'll learn to love your journal and how inviting it is to work in book form. I promise I will share as many tips, tricks, ideas and techniques that I have learned in a lifetime of keeping and working hands on in a journal. You will leave class with a book whose pages are filled with new ideas and bursting at the seams. More importantly, you will leave class filled with the inspiration and the knowledge that yes, you are an artist and a person whose ideas, beliefs, moments and life are worth documenting in the pages of a book. If I can do it and love it, so can you. This is a class geared towards all levels: both beginner and advanced. Fully detailed instructional handout included, as always!
Please note, unlike two day workshops with other instructors, in my classes BOTH days are chock FULL of NEW techniques and NEW ideas that you will explore hands on in class. I just you to know that all of the techniques do not happen in day one and that day two is a play day. You WILL work and learn both days. Yes, you will have time for guided play. You will walk out with a fully bound book with pages layered and ready to go and with several pages completed. You will walk out filled to the brim, and bubbling over with inspiration and creative excitement. You will walk out hand in hand with your Creative Muse!
Kelly will also be bringing some yummy munchies for you to nibble and enjoy while you work!

Supply list: Scissors, selection of favorite collage ephemera (background papers and focal images), bone folder, cork back metal ruler, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels, permanent black inkpad, bottle of tacky glue, container to hold water, 1" brush to glue (I like chip or bristle brushes), several glue sticks (if you prefer working with them, as I do. I will also have gel medium for you to use.) Please note that the teacher does not travel light and will have a plethora of supplies including rubber stamps, collage ephemera and more for you to work with. It is, however, nice to bring your own small selection of collage ephemera to make the journal more unique and personal to you!

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