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

Yikes . . . It's June!

This month's classes have gotten a head start on me. I can't believe it's June already!

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, June 8: 6 pm - Heritage Layout Class.

June Heritage CCBasic Supplies Only (See list at the top of this post)

Friday, June 17: Graphic 45 Tags - 10:30 am.

G45 June tags

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

See you at the Cottage - Kirkwood MO


May 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, May 11 @ Checkered Cottage: 6 pm: Heritage Layout: $20

We'll be working with the beautiful Graphic 45 World's Fair paper to create a two page layout.

Basics please (see list above)

G45 Heritage

Saturday, May 14 @ Checkered Cottage: 10:30 - 1:30 pm: Prima Canvas Workshop: $45

D & SG 2

By popular demand, I've been asked to teach this Prima 12x12 Watercolor Canvas workshop. You will layer various mediums, color with Prima's Oil Pastels, learn to use the gorgeous adhesive rub-ons and foils and much more! Limited seating! Call Checkered Cottage to make your reservation.

BYO: paint brushes (1" flat with soft bristles and small round brushes for detail work); palette knife; adhesives; scissors; Crafty Foam Tape; 

Saturday, May 14 @ Checkered Cottage: 2:30 to 5 pm: Stitched Mini-Book $30

This is a twist on an old favorite. I've taught a signature mini in the past but this time we're learning a new version that was just taught to me by our own Mary Meyer. You'll love this as it won't interfere with the book title. Please be on the look-out for a hardcover book with a book title that has meaning to you. IMPORTANT NOTE: We will not be decorating these books. The sample is decorated just as an example. Class supplies include stitching thread, needle and cardstock pages in your choice of black, cream, white or kraft. This is a technique class only.

BYO: Hardbound book with title appropriate for your future decorations; craft knife; cutting mat; adhesive; paper trimmer

Mini 5-14-16

Friday, May 27 @ Checkered Cottage: 10:30 - 12:30: Graphic 45 Tags:

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


April 2016 Workshop Schedule . . .

Here's where you can find me in April:

April 1, 2016: Evansville Indiana at Mary's Scrapden:  Mary_scrapdenJoin me at Mary's  from 6 pm to 9 pm and create a beautiful altered Carte Blanch decor piece from Prima Marketing. We'll paint with Prima's Oil Pastels, alter paper, add flowers and use beautiful rub-ons from Christine Adolph with Prima's rub-on foils.

Please BYO:

  • Craft Mat
  • Paint Brushes: I used #4 and #6 round
  • Distress Ink and Applicator: Antique Linen or Tea Dye
  • Edge Distresser
  • Crafty Foam Tape
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors for fussy cutting
  • Adhesive: wet & dry
  • Baby wipes to clean craft mat

April 2, 2016: Jasper Indiana at Doodlebug Inc:

We'll start off the morning with a mini-book using Frank Garcia's Memory Hardware. Using Vintage Emporium papers, flowers and embellishments, we'll decorate the cover and inside pages with some additional chipboard from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

D + SG 6x6Please BYO:

  • Craft Mat
  • Paper Trimmer (12")
  • Distress Ink and Applicator: Antique Linen or Tea Dye
  • Palette Knife or old credit card for using with stencils
  • Edge Distresser
  • Crafty Foam Tape
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors for fussy cutting
  • Adhesive: wet & dry
  • Paper piercer or Crop-A-Dile
  • Baby wipes to clean craft mat

6 pm to 9 pm: Altered 12x12 Prima Canvas

You'll love how easy it is to alter this 12x12 Prima Canvas using Prima's Oil Pastels. Choose your favorite colors then add beautiful Prima flowers, Paintables, rub-ons, stencils and more to create a perfect spot for your favorite photo.

D & SG 2

Please BYO:

  • Craft Mat
  • Paint Brushes: I used #4 and #6 round and a 1" flat brush
  • Distress Ink and Applicator: Antique Linen or Tea Dye
  • Palette Knife or old credit card to use with stencils
  • Edge Distresser
  • Crafty Foam Tape
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors for fussy cutting
  • Adhesive: wet & dry
  • Baby wipes to clean craft mat

April 13, 2016: Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO

6 pm and it's Heritage night at Checkered Cottage. Join me and some of my favorite gals as we create a two-page 12x12 layout featuring golden tones perfect for old fashion or current Easter photos.

April Heritage copy

BYO Please:

  • Paper Trimmer
  • Craft Mat
  • Adhesive: wet & dry
  • Distress Ink: Antique Linen

April 15 & 16, 2016: Scrapbook Generation, Springfield MO

Spend Friday evening with me in our favorite scrapbook spot in Springfield ~ Scrapbook Generation. We'll alter a beautiful 12x12 Prima canvas using some of my favorite Prima products including stencils, Oil Pastels, Paintables, rub-ons and more. Choose from a variety of designs and colors to make this canvas your own.

D & SG 2

Please BYO:

  • Craft Mat
  • Paint Brushes: I used #4 and #6 round and a 1" flat brush
  • Distress Ink and Applicator: Antique Linen or Tea Dye
  • Palette Knife or old credit card to use with stencils
  • Edge Distresser
  • Crafty Foam Tape
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors for fussy cutting
  • Adhesive: wet & dry
  • Baby Wipes to clean mat

Saturday morning, we're back to decorate one of Frank Garcia's Memory Hardware albums. Using beautiful Vintage Emporium papers, embellishments and flowers, we'll layer the cover before moving to the inside to decorate all the pages.

D + SG 6x6

Please BYO:

  • Craft Mat
  • Paper Trimmer (12")
  • Distress Ink and Applicator: Antique Linen or Tea Dye
  • Palette Knife or old credit card for using with stencils
  • Edge Distresser
  • Crafty Foam Tape
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors for fussy cutting
  • Adhesive: wet & dry
  • Paper piercer or Crop-A-Dile
  • Baby wipes to clean craft mat

Hope you can join me at one of my workshops this month!


March 2016 Teaching Schedule . . .

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

  • Paper Trimmer (12" recommended)
  • Craft Mat
  • 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

Wednesday, March 9, 2016: 6 pm  - Heritage Layouts @ Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO

Join me for two heritage type layouts suitable for photos from yesteryear or today. This night, we will be working on two 12x12 layouts (as a make-up from last month as well as this month's layout)

In addition to basic supplies (see above), please bring: 

  • craft knife
  • craft cutting mat

Feb layout

March 2016 copy

Check back before each class to make sure I didn't forget anything on your supply list!

Saturday, March 12: 10:30 am  - Bird In A Box Spring @ Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO

Basics required. See list at the top of this post

+

Scor-Board (small one will work)

+

small paint brush (flat)

+

Baby Wipes or something for paint clean-up

Ink Pads Used: Distress Black Soot and Vintage Photo

Check back before each class to make sure I didn't forget anything on your supply list!

Please consider bringing your lunch as we have lots of work to do.

BYO Lunch will cut down on away time.

House in a Box Spring copy

Friday, March 18, 2016: 10:30 am - 1 pm: Graphic 45 Tags @ Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO

Basics required. See list at the top of this post.

Ink Pads Used: Distress Inks: Antique Linen

Palette Knife

Tweezers

NOTE: Since Mother's Day is so early in May

and I will be out of town in May

I will be adding 2 Mother's Day tags (tags only, no cards) to this workshop

at no additional charge.

G45 March copy

Saturday, March 19: 10:30 to 4:30: Prima Educator Days @ Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO

As a Prima Marketing Educator, I will be periodically adding workshops at Checkered Cottage featuring Prima Marketing products. This month's project is a mini-book using Frank Garcia's Memory Hardware 6x6 mini-book and combining it with Nature Garden papers, flowers and embellishments. You'll be choosing some of your cover embellishments so no two books will be exactly alike. 

Supplies Needed: Basics (see top of the blog) plus small paintbrushes to color images on the front cover. I used rounds #4 and #6.  Distress Ink pads: Antique Linen. Gold leaf pen. (palette knife not needed. I'm losing my mind.)

Check back before each class to make sure I didn't forget anything on your supply list!

Prima Mini-Book

 


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.