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Saturday, Feb 28 Tag Class

I've been asked to post the supply list for Saturday's class: Tim Holtz Christmas tags.  Please know that (if you don't mind sharing) we will supply everything you need to complete all 3 tags.  Since this is a full class, you may want to BYO and thus, this list:

Saturday, Feb 28: Tim Holtz Tags

You will need:

Craft Sheet

Heat gun

Ink Blending Tool with additional foam

Ink applicator tool with extra felt

Black Archival Ink Pad (Ranger)

Double stick foam dots (pop-ups)

You may want to BYO:

Distress Inks: Antique Linen; Fired Brick; Peeled Paint; Vintage Photo; Brushed Corduroy; Pine Needles

Dabbers: Pitch Black; Silver Metallic

Distress Embossing Powders: Fired Brick; Antique Linen; Peeled Paint; Black Soot

Distress Re-Inkers: Fired Brick; Mustard Seed; Faded Jeans; Peeled Paint; Black Soot

Cut ‘n’Dry Felt

Alcohol Inks: Denim; Stream; Stonewash

Alcohol Blending Solution

Pearl Mixatives

Glossy Cardstock

One more spot!

Although tomorrow's class (Thursday) is sold out, I was able to squeeze one more kit out of the available supplies.  If interested, please call For Keeps Sake (314) 487-8131.


This Prima altered book follows the poem

"God made a world out of his dreams."

March bookbinding class . . .

Friday, March 20:  10:30 am - 1:30 pm:

We first learned this technique direct from Tim Holtz @ his spectacular Holiday Hideaway.  Now we're bringing it to you!

This bookbinding class incorporates Tim's Grungeboard with Claudine Helmuth's Sticky Back Canvas to create a unique cover for a Bind-It-All mini-book.  Love this technique that takes the Bind-It-All coils to new heights. The inside pages include pockets to tuck away tiny treasures. 

Dry emboss the cover then use Dabbers, Distress Ink and Perfect Pearls to add pizzazz.  You'll be able to choose chipboard in coordinating colors to make the cover your own!

March book 1

March Book 2 

March book 4

  March book 3   

OH! And did I mention we'll be using

Tim Holtz brand new mini-stapler!

Wait until you see this newest little gem.

Sign up by calling For Keeps Sake (314) 487-8131

Where is February?

I know it only has 28 days - but where did it go?

Here's some updates and a big thank you:

My last two classes for February are:

  • Prima altered book - Thursday, Feb 26 @ 10:30 a.m.
  • Tim Holtz Tags - Saturday, Feb 28 @ 10:30 a.m.

Both classes are sold out.  A big "thank you" to those who signed up.  I'm prepping kits today for the Prima altered book.  IF (and it's a big if) I can squeeze one or two more kits out of my supplies, please make sure your name is on the waitlist. Call For Keeps Sake (314) 487-8131 to add your name to the waitlist.

My March classes should be listed on the blog by tomorrow sometime.  I'll let you know as soon as I get approval.

Still altering my ATC's.  Had to add a bug:


March ATC's

The March theme for ATC's: Spring.  I think it was Dena that piped up and said "with a pocket".  So all March ATC's will include a pocket of one kind or another.

I am using what may be the world's oldest scrapbook paper:


and turning it into my ATC for "Spring with a pocket":


Used Flower Soft for the inside of the pocket.  I think it needs a bee somewhere.

PS: You can get Flower Soft @ For Keeps Sake Scrapbook.  This stuff is awesome and easy to work with! You'll love the texture it adds to your projects.

More . . .

Another birthday card this morning:


  Using up more of the My Mind's Eye paper


new stamps from Hero Arts.

Love, love, love these altered flower stamps designed by

Shari Carroll for Hero Arts.

Just picked up my set at For Keeps Sake!

Miscellaneous ribbon, buttons

plus a piece of Making Memories chipboard

I had leftover from years ago.


Still using the same paper, here's another one:

Birthday 1 

"wishes" tickets are part of 2 stamp sets from

Crafty Secrets.

antique-look lace from a store in Kansas City.

Last one today: easy, simple; using up the last of the paper from MME