Graphic 45

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.

 


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.)

 


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 ; )


February 2016 Workshop Schedule . . .

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.


Wednesday, February 10 @ 6 pm: 12x12 layout

Feb 12x12Already hoping for Spring, this 2 page layout features beautiful bird images and will have room for 6 photos. We'll fussy cut images and tuck in photo mats to make this a unique layout.

BYO: Basics + craft knife and cutting mat. 

 

Friday, February 19 @ 10:30 am: Graphic 45 Tags & Cards

Feb G45 Cards & Tags

Get ready for Spring and St. Paddy's day with the

Graphic 45 Tags & Cards

Basics only needed (see list at the top of this post).


January 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

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

Wednesday, January 13 @ 6 pm: Heritage Layouts 

Jan 2016 Heritage

Basic supplies please. (see list above)

Friday, January 22 @ 10:30 am: Graphic 45 Tags with Cards 

Jan 2016 G45

Basic supplies please. (see list above)

plus colored pencils. I used Prismacolor as follows:

Bronze: PC1028

Rose: PC929

Sienna: PC945

Rose Pale: PC1018

Apple Green: PC912

Grass Green: PC909

Please don't think I expect you to run out and purchase these colors.

Anything close will do. We're just using a little bit of soft coloring to shade and highlight.

 

Saturday, Jan 30 @ 10:30 am: Graphic 45 Botanicabella book, part 4 

Basic supplies please. (see list above)

 


December Workshops plus January changes . . .

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.

Wednesday, December 9 @ 6 pm: Heritage 12x12 Layout:

Dec 2015 Heritage copy
BYO Basics:

Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Adhesives

Red, Green and Tan (light brown) Distress Inks

Crafty Foam Tape

Edge Distresser

Saturday, December 12 @ 10:30 to 4 pm: Botanicabella part 3

Botanicabella3

BYO Basics as listed above 

plus

1" (or a bit larger) circle punch

Your favorite edge punch

Scor-Board

Friday, December 18 @ 10:30 am to 12:30 pm: Graphic 45 Tags with Card

Dec G45 Tags copy

Beginning this month, we're starting something new with our

Graphic 45 tags.

We will continue to make tags (2 each month)

and then incorporate them into 

greeting cards.

BYO basics as listed above

 

Distress Inks I used:

Pumice Stone or Antique Linen (any light tan color)

Iced Spruce or Weathered Wood (any light blue color)

 PS: The clocks are from Gina's Designs Laser Cuts. If you'd like extras, please contact Checkered Cottage and they will have them for you day of class.

Tuesday, December 29 @ 10:30 to 1 pm: 7 Gypsies Calendar Journal = $25

Photo and Details (including cost) coming soon

Get your name on the list by calling

Checkered Cottage as I will only take 10 people for this project.

I just ordered the 7 Gypsies Ordre du Jour paper that will be incorporated into a 2016 calendar journal. Hoping you love the vintage style of this 5x7 journal that will be spiral bound. 

Ordre du Jour

And now for the January changes:

Tuesday, January 4 @ 10:30 to 4 pm: Christmas houses in a box: $45

 

7 Gypsies Christmas Houses

By popular demand, I will be teaching this

7 Gypsies Farmhouse Christmas

houses in a box.

Cut for me by Gina's Designs Laser Cuts

we'll hinge the houses together, decorate them

and place them carefully in the house box.

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" circle punch (if you have one)
  • Edge punch (your favorite decorative edge punch)
  • Score Board
  • Gold leaf pen
  • Black acrylic paint, sponge brush and paper plate to hold paint
  • Baby wipes (it will be somewhat of a messy morning)

 

Call Checkered Cottage to get your name on the list.

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Because I will be out of town 2 weekends in January, I need to change the dates of some of my workshops as follows:

Heritage Layouts will remain on Wednesday, January 13.

Graphic 45 Tags with Cards will now be on Friday, January 22.

Botanicabella book, part 4 will now be on Saturday, January 30.

We will go back to our regular schedule in February.

Thanks for your understanding.

 


November Workshops at Checkered Cottage . . .

My November workshops at Checkered Cottage in Kirkwood MO are filling up fast! Join me by making your reservations either by phone (314) 909-7233 or online here: http://checkeredcottage.com/modules/classes.aspx

Wednesday, November 11 - 6 pm: Heritage Layouts

Nov Heritage

Celebrate the season with a Graphic 45 Botanicabella 12x12 two page layout. This one features falling leaves and acorns with plenty of photo mats for either heritage photos of the kids playing in leaves or current photos of visits to wineries. BYO Basics. 

Saturday, November 14 - 10:30 am - 3 pm:

Botanicabella Graphic 45 Mixed Media Album Part 2

Botanicabella Book

We'll continue working on this four part album featuring beautiful Botanicabella. BYO:

Paper Trimmer; Scissors

Adhesive (wet & dry)

Crop-a-dile

Crafty Foam Tape

 

Friday, November 20 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm: Graphic 45 December Tags

G45 Dec Tags copy

November G45 Tag Class. Please BYO:

Paper Trimmer and Scissors

Crafty Foam Tape

Specialty Scissors that will cut a stamp edge

Adhesive

We'll complete our year of Graphic 45 tags with this December set. Save the date to start our next set (December 18) when each month beginning in December we feature two Graphic 45 tags and then turn them into greeting cards. We'll always work a month in advance so you have them ready to send out at a moment's notice.

 


October Workshops . . .

I teach the following workshops at

Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO

Wednesday, October 14 - 6 pm: Heritage Layouts

  Oct 2015 Heritage

 We're going *old school* with this layout featuring

places for 4 photos + hidden journaling.

A great layout for family school pictures - old or new.

Supplies to bring: Basics +

 

Friday, October 16 - 10:30 am: Graphic 45 November Tags

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What you'll need to bring:

Craft Mat, paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive

Crafty Foam Tape

Mini-Stapler

Special Scissors: Stamp Edge (if you have them)

Distress Inks: Walnut Stain; Wild Honey; Rusty Hinge

Ink applicators 

Hope to see you there!


September Workshops

 Botanicabella Mixed Media Album 

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Saturday, September 12: 10:30 am - ?

We're beginning our

Graphic 45 Botanicabella

mini-book tomorrow at Checkered Cottage.

Using Graphic 45's Mixed Media Album,

we'll create 4 sections

(one section per month in Sep, Nov, Dec & Jan)

until the entire book is complete.

Please bring to class basics to include:

Adhesive (including wet & dry)

Paper Trimmer (12" please)

Ruler & Pencil

Crop-a-dile

Inks: Distress Black Soot & Vintage Photo (and applicators)

Scissors

Crafty Foam Tape

Edge Distresser

We'll be painting tomorrow so please leave your manicures at home!

Class begins at 10:30 am

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Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO

 

Friday, September 18: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Graphic 45 Halloween Tags

G45 October Tags copy

BYO Basics to include:

Adhesive (including wet & dry)

Paper Trimmer (12" please)

Ruler & Pencil

Crop-a-dile

Inks: Distress Black Soot & Vintage Photo (and applicators)

Scissors

Crafty Foam Tape

Class begins at 10:30 am

@

Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO

Friday, September 18:  1:30 pm - 3:30

Graphic 45's Fall Centerpiece Tray

Autumn Shadow Box Tray

Create this lovely Graphic 45 centerpiece

from their Shadow Box Display.

Add antique-look brass claw feet and brass metal door pulls

and the project is complete!

You'll be surprised at how easily this shadow box 

transforms into a lovely centerpiece

or hostess gift for the holidays.

(Note: Candle and gourds not included)

BYO Basics to include:

Scissors and paper trimmer

Inks: Distress Black Soot + Vintage Photo

Adhesives: wet & dry (and a strong glue for metal)

Sandpaper