Taking a little break . . .

Taking a little break from teaching for some me time.  I'll continue working with the Design Teams creating with Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts, Mini Album Makers Challenge blog and Prima Marketing. But for a while, concentrating on some other things I've needed to do for a while.

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Christmas in July Workshop: July 8

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Even though I'm still tweaking this project

Christmas In July Workshop

will happen

July 8 @ Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO

10:30 to 3:30

This project will include everything you see in the photo above

plus

Prima fairy lights that will light up the buildings

and

a glass frame to cover the shadowbox.

The three dimensional sleigh includes

a miniature Christmas tree

and a decorative wreath.

Please bring to class:

  • Craft Mat a must!
  • Paper Trimmer
  • 3 Adhesives: Beacon 3-in-1 or Fabri-Tac and Score Tape 1" and 1/2" and Art Glitter Glue
  • Silver Medium Point Marker.  I recommend Pen-Touch
  • Glue Gun & glue sticks
  • Black Ink pad & Applicator
  • Paint Brush: #4 flat
  • Tweezers
  • Small Glue Dots
  • Palette Knife

Optional:  

  • Marvy Snow Pen
  • Gloves if you want to save a manicure
  • Stickles: Star Dust or similar

Checkered Cottage - May & June Workshops

The cliche about being a female and changing my mind applies here!

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May 20: 10:30 to 2-ish

Hidden Drawer Book Box

 

Students will need to bring to Hidden Drawer Book Box class:
  • Craft Mat
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Ruler & Pencil (Tim Holtz ruler will be best)
  • Adhesives as follows: Beacon 3-in-1 or Beacon Fabri-Tac and Art Glitter Glue and tape runner
  • Paint Brush - #4 or #8 flat
  • Paper piercer
  • Brayer
  • Black Distress Stain
  • Distress Ink: Black Soot & Corduroy (or any medium brown color)
  • Baby wipes - and please save the manicures for after class.

 

then on

June 10: 10:30 to 4:30

we'll create the book that fits inside the hidden drawer.

If you missed the hidden drawer class,

you may still enjoy the mini-book.

It's so cute and has flips, pockets and more with

pre-cut, pre-scored base pages.

Students will need to bring to the mini-book class:
  • Craft Mat
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors for fussy cutting
  • Ruler & Pencil 
  • Black Foam Tape
  • Decorative border punch
  • Score Board
  • Edge Distresser
  • Adhesives as follows: Frank Garcia's 1" and 1/4" Artisan tape and Beacon 3-in-1 or Beacon Fabri-Tac and Art Glitter Glue & tape runner
  • Broad tip gold leaf pen (We'll paint the back of the frame.)
  • Bone Folder
  • Distress Ink: Black Soot & Corduroy (or any medium brown color)
  • Baby wipes or soft cloth.

 

Sign up by calling

Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO

 


Greenhouse, Conservatory, Hothouse . . .

Greenhouse

Join me at

Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO

Saturday, April 22

10:30 to 3:30

when we'll create this detailed

Conservatory

Using beautiful Prima products, stencils and mediums

we'll paint and distress the conservatory,

assemble the building

and

add plants and tools.

(Note: furniture not included but will be available for purchase.)

Choose between 1 of 2 sizes:

Dollhouse size (1:12)

or

a smaller version that measures 9"x9"

Choice needs to be made at sign-up please.

Sign up by calling Checkered Cottage

314-909-7233

Special Guest this day:

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

products and trunk show with samples!

 

 

 

 

 


A weekend of workshops for Prima Marketing . . .

May 5 @ Mary's ScrapDen in Evansville Indiana for this Card Organizer. 

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This project combines beautiful papers, flowers and embellishments from Prima Marketing Inc with the construction and design from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. Create lovely storage for your handmade greeting cards or give as a gift with some of your own handmade cards. Either way, it's a charming addition to your desk.

 

And then on to Jasper Indiana to Doodlebug Inc on May 6 for two Prima Marketing workshops.

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As a Prima Endorsed Educator, I'm very excited to be visiting Indiana again this Spring and hope you can join me for this very special Prima Marketing Education Days. We'll not only build these projects from scratch (yes, even the book), but we'll be using all kinds of brand new Prima products.

We will have fun creating these projects in Prima workshops and you'll also have time to create a complimentary make 'n' take by Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

In between I'll be doing demos with other Prima products. 

Hope you can join me for National Scrapbook Weekend in Indiana!

 

and if not . . . .

I'll be bringing two of these workshops to

Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO

save the date

Saturday, May 20

PictureThe hidden drawer book box from 10:30 to 2 pm

and

the Mini-Book - June 10 from 10:30 to 4 pm

NOTE: The mini-book fits inside the hidden drawer.

Call Checkered Cottage to make your reservations.

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Prima Endorsed Educator Workshops coming soon . . .

Very pleased to be teaching the following Prima workshops in your area:

Cardmaker's Organizer Box with 6 Dividers

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This is a beautiful way to store your ready-made cards

or give as a gift for Mother's Day.

Use the dividers and the included letters to organize the cards into categories.

April 8 @ Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO

and

May 5 @ Mary's ScrapDen, Evansville IN

Each student will receive:

  • Prima Marketing’s Wild & Free A4 Collection Kit
  • Prima Marketing’s Pink Flowers
  • Prima Marketing sequins
  • Flat backed pearls
  • Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts box and 6 dividers (we will put this together in class)
  • Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Victorian border and corners

For use in class:

  • Prima Marketing white gesso
  • Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Opal Magic paint

If you're attending this workshop, please bring to class:

  • Craft Mat
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Cutting Mat and Craft Knife
  • Black Crafty Foam Tape
  • Paint brushes (such as a #4 flat)
  • Two types of wet adhesive: Beacon 3-in-1 or Fabri-Tac adhesive and Art Glitter Glue
  • Tape runner
  • Tweezers
  • Your favorite border punch
  • Baby wipes & paper towels for clean-up of craft mats (and hands) after painting

 

 


Upcoming 2017 Workshops . . .

G45 Natures Sketchbook

Join me on 

Saturday, February 11 @ Checkered Cottage

where we'll combine the beautiful new

Graphic 45 Nature's Sketchbook

with a

Maya Road chipboard book and Prima Marketing flowers.

Please bring to class:

  • Craft mat
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors for fussy cutting and regular scissors
  • Ink to match project: black or dark brown will do. Just enough to cover the white core edges
  • Adhesive: Strong wet glue such as Beacon 3-in-1 or Beacon Fabri-Tac + tape runners (you'll need a lot of tape).
  • Corner rounder
  • Paper Piercer
  • Crafty Foam Tape (preferably black)
  • Scor-Board (a small one will do if you have one)
  • Pre-painted Maya Road books

Let's have some fun! See you Saturday.

 

Nature's Sketchbook Portfolio

I'll be teaching

A Nature's Sketchbook Portfolio

Saturday, March 11 @ Checkered Cottage

and save the date for . . . 

Saturday, April 22 when we'll create a 

Home Decor Greenhouse

complete with gorgeous

Prima Marketing flowers.

 


December 10 Prima Marketing Workshop @ Checkered Cottage . . .

Prima dec 10

You will need to bring the following supplies to class December 10 at Checkered Cottage:

  • Craft Mat
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors to fussy cut
  • Adhesive: both wet & dry
  • Crafty Foam Tape for popping up images
  • Light colored brown ink such as Old Paper or Tea Dye Distress Ink and applicator (we're not using too much ink on this project)
  • Mini-stapler (this can be shared as we're only using it one time)
  • Score Board
  • Ruler and pencil
  • 2" round punch (if you have one. We'll use this one time so you can share if possible.)
  • Popsicle stick or something to add snow to the cover (I have the snow!)

November 2016 Workshops at Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO . . .

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

In addition to the above supplies, you may need special supplies. Please check below the class photo to see what else may be needed. Thank you!

Wednesday, November 9 @ 6 pm: Heritage Scrapbooking 

This month be inspired by beautiful Kaisercraft papers and Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts designs. We'll be working on a two page heritage inspired Christmas layout. 

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Friday, November 18 @ 10:30 am: Graphic 45 December tags

G45 Tags

WOW! Can't believe this is our last Graphic 45 tag class of the year. It flew by! This month's tags include an ornament, a card and a place holder for a gift certificate. BYO Basic supplies plus a large balled stylus and mat for shaping flowers. And if you're worried about your manicure, a pair of plastic gloves. (We'll be using a sponge and gesso on the flowers.)

 


October 2016 Workshops . . .

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

In addition to the above supplies, you may need special supplies. Please check below the class photo to see what else may be needed. Thank you!

Saturday, October 1, 2016 @ Checkered Cottage. Start time:10:30 am

Heartfelt Creations Christmas Cards

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Learn to create beautiful flowers combining Heartfelt Creations dies and stamps. This time we're constructing Christmas cards with dimensional poinsettias. 

You'll need to bring:

  • Paper Trimmer
  • Adhesive (wet & dry)
  • Stylus with a large ball & mat (available for purchase at Checkered Cottage)
  • White gesso (if you have it or you can use mine)

and if you want to go a bit over the edge with these (always fun!), get in the garage and see if you have any leftover tube grouting or similar. I've also used Texture Magic. Anything that will dry quickly and can build up underneath the petals. It's a way to do old-fashioned tole with flowers!

October 7, 8, 9 @ Drury Inn, Arnold MO: For Keeps Sake Events weekend crop! Join us for an amazing weekend with friends. We promise make 'n' takes, vendors galore, good food, evening cocktails, our famous dessert bar & much more!

Wednesday, October 12 @ Checkered Cottage. Start Time: 6 pm

Heritage Layout HeritageBasic supplies only needed for this workshop.

October 21 & October 22:

As a Prima Educator, I'll be teaching in Indiana for Prima Education Days.

October 21: Friday evening @ Mary's Scrapden - Evansville Indiana

Learn to create your own book from scratch using two different yet simple binding methods. Sign up thru Mary's Scrapden. Mary has the supply list needed for this workshop.

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October 22: Saturday morning @ The Doodlebug Inc - Jasper Indiana

Using Prima's beautiful new Christmas line, Sweet Peppermint, decorate this book using various pockets and flips, vintage chenille candy canes and Prima's beautiful flowers and embellishments. Sign up for this class through The Doodlebug Inc and receive the supply list.

Prima Christmas 2016

October 28,29,30 @ Drury Inn, Brentwood MO: For Keeps Sake Events weekend crop! Join us for an amazing weekend with friends. We promise make 'n' takes, vendors galore, good food, evening cocktails, our famous dessert bar & much more!