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 12:30

and

the mini-book from 1 pm to 4:30 pm

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

Call Checkered Cottage to make your reservations.


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!

 

 

 

 

 


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. 

Cc nov

 

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

HC Oct 2016

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.

SD1 copy

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!

 


September 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!

The following workshops will be taught at

Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO.

Wednesday, September 14 @ 6 pm: Heritage Layout/Travel Theme:

Sep 2016 HeritageBasics needed (see list above) 

+ Gold Leaf Pen

+ wet glue to glue metal charms

+ Vintage Photo Distress Ink pad and applicator

Friday, September 16 @ 10:30 am:

Graphic 45 Tags & Cards for October

Oct 2016 A

Oct 2016 1

Friday, September 16 @ 1:30 pm:

Graphic 45 Tags & Cards for November

Nov 2016

Note: Since I'm out of town teaching for Prima in October,

we will have 2 Graphic 45 workshops in one day.

Basic supplies needed (see list at the top of this post).

Saturday, October 1 @ 10:30 am: Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO

HC Oct 2016

I'm adding a workshop to the Checkered Cottage line-up. Learn to create these gorgeous Heartfelt Creations flowers using their poinsettie dies and stamps.

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!

 

 

 

Thank you!


August 2016 . . .

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!

The following workshops will be taught at

Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO.

 

8-10-16 Checkered Cottage

Heritage - Wednesday August 10 @ 6 pm

Basics needed plus Black Soot + light brown Distress Ink + Wild Honey Distress Ink

 

Friday, August 12 and Saturday August 13

Handmade Zoo Mini-Book

featuring

Graphic 45 Safari Adventure

G45 Safari Adventure 1

Call Checkered Cottage

for details, times and reservations.

314-909-7233

NOTE: Please check back on Thursday August 11

for a list of supplies to bring to this class.

As of right now, you will definitely need basics (see list above)

+ scor-board

+ double sided strong tape such as scor-tape (1/4" and 1")

(I use Frank Garcia's from Prima)

+ Distress Ink Pad: Black Soot, Tea Dye (or Vintage Photo)

+ Corner Rounder

+ Sand Paper or Sanding Tool

+ large circle punch (we'll use it to make divets in page pockets)

+ patience ; )


July 2016 . . .

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

The following workshops will be taught at Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO.

July 13, 2016: Heritage Layout @ 6 pm:

It's all about the 4th of July and celebrating this country! Suitable for both heritage photos or today's photos, there's plenty of room for your favorites and journaling.

July 2016 Heritage at CC

BYO: Basic Supplies (see list at the top of this post) + mouse pad and large stylus.

July 15, 2016: Graphic 45 Tags/Cards @ 10:30 am and 1:30 pm:

Because I will be out of town in August

we will be working on both August & September tags.

August tags - 10:30 to 12:30

September tags - 1:30 to 3:30

Many of the tags are interactive including

 pockets, mini cards and glass slides.

G45 Tags July

Supply List for the Graphic 45 Tag Class:

  • Basics (see list at the top of this post)
  • Mini scallop scissors for stamps
  • Score Board (mini size will be fine)
  • Black Distress Stain (we'll be staining/painting chipboard)
  • Black Sharpie Marker (for getting in tiny creases of the chipboard. I used a medium point but any will do.)
  • Distress Ink Pads I used: Black, Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge