Christmas at Checkered Cottage . . .

Prima Christmas 2016

Thank you to those who've signed up sight-unseen for my

Prima Christmas Book.

Saturday, December 10

10:30 am to 4:30 pm

Here's a look at the cover.

We'll be using Frank Garcia's products including

Memory Journal 

Sweet Peppermint 6x6 Collection Kit

Sweet Peppermint Chipboard & More

Sweet Peppermint Flowers

Vintage style chenille candy cane

Sweet Peppermint ATC Cards

and

specialties by Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

We'll use Gesso and Snowflakes and Paints and more

to decorate this year's Christmas book.

Sign up by calling

Checkered Cottage ~ Kirkwood MO

 


Heartfelt Creations workshop . . .

Christmas is coming to Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO

HC Oct 2016

Join me Saturday, October 1

and create two beautiful Christmas cards

using

Heartfelt Creations stamps & dies.

Learn how to achieve dimension in handmade flowers.

Add sparkle and snow to bring the flowers to life.

Sign up by calling

Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO

314-909-7233

Supplies needed for this workshop:

  • Craft mat
  • Large stylus & molding mat (available for purchase at Checkered Cottage)
  • Adhesive (both wet & dry)
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Dimensional pop-ups (Crafty Foam Tape)

Class schedule for September and beyond . . .

My class schedule for September can be found here:

http://art-from-the-heart.typepad.com/art_from_the_heart_class_/

The Heritage 12x12 workshop features a travel theme.

Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO

Wednesday, September 14 @ 6 pm

Sep 2016 Heritage

Graphic 45 Workshop change: 

We will be completing two tag classes on September 16.

10:30 am: October Tags

1:30 pm: November Tags

 

Also looking forward to teaching a

Prima Marketing Christmas Book

with

Peppermint Twist

(Prima's newest vintage-look Christmas line).

December 10 @ Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO.

I've secured additional supplies so there are a few spots left.

Working on the mini-book now!

 

And for those of you in Indiana . . . 

I will be at

Mary's Scrap Den, Evansville Indiana

the evening of October 21

with a stitched Christmas mini-book featuring 

Prima's Peppermint Twist

and at

The Doodlebug Inc in Jasper Indiana

October 22 during the day

with another Prima mini-book and Peppermint Twist

(totally different from the book at Mary's Scrap Den)

All details to follow very soon.

In the meantime, please save the dates!


Graphic 45 Zoo Book . . .

G45 Safari Adventure 2

I will be teaching this Graphic 45 Zoo book

at

Checkered Cottage - August 12 & 13

(a two-part class).

It measures 8.5" x 8.5"
with pockets and inserts and flips - oh my.

 

Just counted supplies and I have room for 1 more person.

If interested, call

Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO

314-909-7233

Supply list for this class may be found here:

Graphic 45 Zoo Book Supply List

and updated periodically until day before class.

Thank you!

 

 


Graphic 45 Mini Safari Adventure Zoo Book . . .

G45 Safari Adventure 1

Thought I'd give you a look at the cover.

It's an 8.25x8.25 mini-book that will hold tons of photos.

We'll be using

Graphic 45's Safari Adventure papers and embellishments

as well as

chipboard designed by

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

and

Prima Marketing Paints.

G45 Safari Adventure 2

We'll create this mini from scratch using

chipboard, Graphic 45 fabric and a Hidden Hinge binding system created by Kathy Orta King.

I will be teaching this at

Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO

We'll start class on Friday evening August 12

then continue the class

Saturday, August 13.

Very Limited Seating Available!

Call Checkered Cottage for reservations.

 


Graphic 45 Tag Workshop . . .

We'll be working on tags this month!

Get your Graphic 45 June tags ready for card fronts, layouts, mini-books and more.

Think pearls, rhinestones, pockets and mini-tags all rolled into one class.

May 27 Tags

 

Basic Supply List (These are supplies we use in almost every workshop I teach):

  • Paper Trimmer (12" recommended)
  • Scissors: precision tips for fussy cutting and stamp edge scissors
  • Adhesive: both wet & dry
  • Crafty Foam Tape (dimensional pop-ups)
  • Crop-a-Dile
  • Paper Piercer
  • Pencil & Ruler (recommend Tim Holtz ruler)
  • Edge Distresser
  • Ink and applicators to match project papers

See you Friday at Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO


Graphic 45 Mini-Book Pages . . .

You've seen this cover before:

GA

It's from a 4 part series of workshops I taught using

Graphic 45's Botanicabella

and

Mixed Media Album

Thought I'd show you some of the inside pages.

GB

I adore inter-active pages of any kind

and filled this book with them.

The page below uses magnets (yep, love those too)

as a closure

GC

and once opened, more pockets:

GD

Another magnet keeps this mini-booklet in it's pocket

GE

until the flap lifts up:

GF

A belly band holds mini-cards in place

while the chipboard piece keeps them from falling out of the book.

GG

This page is a flap and closes with a magnet until the inside is revealed

with more pockets:

GH

Open this page to a surprise pop-up:

GI

We also stamped on vellum to create a 2-sided design.

GJ

On this page we created a belly band

that holds a booklet.

The booklet stays in place with magnets.

GK

GL

Thanks for viewing some of the pages of my

Graphic 45 Botanicabella mini-book.


Monday, January 4 with 7 Gypsies . . .

7 Gypsies Christmas Houses

Monday's workshop at Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO

begins at

10:30 am and will probably last most of the day.

Please bring to class:

  • Paper Trimmer (12" recommended)
  • Scissors: precision tips for fussy cutting and stamp edge scissors
  • Adhesive: both wet & dry and please bring a wet glue that is heavy duty (similar to Beacon 3-in-1)
  • Craft Mat
  • Crafty Foam Tape (dimensional pop-ups)
  • Crop-a-Dile
  • Paper Piercer
  • Pencil & Ruler (recommend Tim Holtz ruler)
  • Edge Distresser
  • Ink and applicators to match project papers (I used Vintage Photo)
  • Marvy Uchida Snow Pen (or similar)
  • Red & Green (XMAS colors) colored pencils or markers or Copics
  • 2 shades of brown (light and dark) colored pencils (Copics won't work)
  • 2" circle punch (if you have one)
  • Edge punch (your favorite decorative edge punch)
  • Score Board
  • Long reach Crop-a-Dile (not the regular crop-a-dile) if you have one
  • Gold leaf pen
  • Black acrylic paint, sponge brush and paper plate to hold paint
  • Baby wipes (it will be somewhat of a messy morning)

See you at Checkered Cottage!