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


Graphic 45 Mini-Book Pages . . .

You've seen this cover before:

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It's from a 4 part series of workshops I taught using

Graphic 45's Botanicabella

and

Mixed Media Album

Thought I'd show you some of the inside pages.

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I adore inter-active pages of any kind

and filled this book with them.

The page below uses magnets (yep, love those too)

as a closure

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and once opened, more pockets:

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Another magnet keeps this mini-booklet in it's pocket

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until the flap lifts up:

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A belly band holds mini-cards in place

while the chipboard piece keeps them from falling out of the book.

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This page is a flap and closes with a magnet until the inside is revealed

with more pockets:

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Open this page to a surprise pop-up:

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We also stamped on vellum to create a 2-sided design.

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On this page we created a belly band

that holds a booklet.

The booklet stays in place with magnets.

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Thanks for viewing some of the pages of my

Graphic 45 Botanicabella mini-book.


Monday, January 4 with 7 Gypsies . . .

7 Gypsies Christmas Houses

Monday's workshop at Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO

begins at

10:30 am and will probably last most of the day.

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 shades of brown (light and dark) colored pencils (Copics won't work)
  • 2" circle punch (if you have one)
  • Edge punch (your favorite decorative edge punch)
  • Score Board
  • Long reach Crop-a-Dile (not the regular crop-a-dile) if you have one
  • Gold leaf pen
  • Black acrylic paint, sponge brush and paper plate to hold paint
  • Baby wipes (it will be somewhat of a messy morning)

See you at Checkered Cottage!


Tuesday's 7 Gypsies Calendar Junque Journal Workshop . . .

Ordre du Jour

 

Please bring to class a Basic Supply List:

  • 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 (I used a basic brown like Vintage Photo)

We'll be using 7 Gypsies Ordre du Jour new papers and embellishments along with Gypsy Soul Laser Cut leaves to create this 2016 calendar book.

Can't wait to put this calendar junque journal together with you. IMPORTANT NOTE: You may add anything you want to this book and we'll bind it in class. So if you have any old envelopes, special papers or mementos, bring them with you and make this project your own.

See you at 

Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO

10:30 am


2015 Year in Review . . .

January found a new class idea: Graphic 45 tags each month of the year.

Jan 2015

February workshops featured Graphic 45 book-in-a-box.

Feb 2015

March travel workshop with another Graphic 45 book-in-a-box.

  March 2015

Every now and then I make a mini-book for myself.

This one was a really fun April project:

April 2015

May: One of Laura Denison's brilliant patterns with Prima papers.

May 2015

Getting ready for travel plans with a June workshop and 7 Gypsies travel papers.

June 2015

A July workshop teaching a 2 page 12x12 layout at Checkered Cottage in Kirkwood MO

July 2015

August plans for workshops at Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO

and

a group of great gals in Memphis TN

featuring Graphic 45's A Christmas Story.

Aug 2015

A group of us began a 4 part series in September

with one of my all-time favorite collections:

Graphic 45's Botanicabella

Sep 2015

There's something about October's colors that pull me in every Fall.

Oct 2015

November's project features 7 Gypsies Christmas collection

and

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Houses in a Box

created especially for my workshop.

Thanks Gina!

(PS: Not teaching this class until January so don't panic please.

And for those of you who didn't get into this class, I will be teaching

another one featuring birds and nests in the Spring.)

Nov 2015

December upcoming Junque Journal workshop with 7 Gypsies Ordre du Jour

Dec 2015

Thank you to all who attend my workshops.

Very grateful you enjoy my classes and keep coming back for more.

I appreciate each and every one of you.

Here's to another creative year in 2016!


And what to my wondering eyes should appear . . .

Graphic 45's Children's Hour

Feb 1

This is a beautiful collection for our new set of workshops

featuring tags turned into cards

@

Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO.

Feb 2

Very excited to be working with Graphic 45 materials again in 2016.

Although I'm still adding bits and pieces,

here's what I've had in mind:

Feb 3

Hope to see you

@

Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO

for this series of once-a-month workshops.


7 Gypsies Ordre du Jour . . .

Save the date for the 7 Gypsies Ordre du Jour 2016 calendar.

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Checkered Cottage Tuesday, December 29 @ 10:30 am to 1 pm

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We'll fill this 5x7 book with 7 Gypsies Ordre du Jour calendars and journal pages,

along with mini-file folders and photo pockets.

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then bind it together with 1" coils.

BYO junque goodies if you'd like to add more to your spiral bound book.

Limited Seating - only 10 spots available.

$25

Reservations required by calling

Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO

314-909-7233


December Heritage . . .

December Heritage 12x12 class should be called Vintage Christmas

Dec 2015 Layout

This two-page layout is layered with holiday papers, Christmas trees and more

and is waiting for your

2015 family Christmas photos.

My heritage/vintage 12x12 two-page workshops

available thru

Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO

2nd Wednesday of each month at 6 pm.

Hope you can join me!