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Graphic 45 Tag Workshop . . .

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


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

See you Friday at Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Gypsy Wagon . . .

How cute is this!

GSLC Wagon copy

I have adored Gypsy wagons ever since I saw my first one.

I was 18 years old and traveling with my cousin and Grandparents through Northern Spain.

We passed a Gypsy wagon on a country road and I was in love.

The Gypsy life . . . carefree, traveling and seeing Europe on your own terms in a tiny house.

This 18 year old saw it as a somewhat romantic way to travel.

Now, the 66 year old in me wants a 5 star hotel room with room service!

(ok, it doesn't have to be 5 stars)

In any case, once I saw this Gypsy Wagon from

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

memories came flooding back and I was in love with this project.

GSLC Wagon 2

Of course, the perfect pairing for this project is

Canvas Corps' 7 Gypsies collections!

I mixed several collections, both old and new

and set out to decorate the wagon

as well as all the miniature furniture, banners, stars & moon and shutters from

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

To paint the wagon, I used

Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Kits.

I chose the Weathered Bronze kit for painting most of the wagon

including the wood and the tint on the shutters.

GSLC Wagon 3

I added strokes of Glimmer Glaze to the roof

making the wood look a bit old with a dash of patina.

GSLC Wagon 4

Inside the wagon is a bed and table & chairs,

all from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

I've created a tutorial so you can easily see the steps I took to create this project.

Find it here:

 Gypsy Cart/Wagon PDF

Contact Gina to get your very own

Gypsy Wagon and have a great time decorating!




Saturday, May 14 . . .

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.

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. Sample can be seen at Checkered Cottage. Please be on the look-out for a hardcover book with a book title that has meaning to you. Please note: This is a technique only class. No decorating will be involved.

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

May 27 Tags

Sign up for any of these classes by calling

Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO


The whole enchilada . . .




Today is the day the entire

Canvas Corp Brands Crew

is being introduced.

I am lucky to be able to be part of the team

and demo at

the January 2016 show.

As an intro to the team, please visit


where we all did a 4x4 canvas showing our creative style.

Here's mine:


and the original post of *how to*: