Happy day after turkey day . . .

FG Book 1

A couple of weeks ago, the girls and I took a trip to Ankeny IA and visited Memory Bound where we took classes from the talented Frank Garcia. Frank designs for Prima Marketing and has several gorgeous lines with them including Memory Hardware. I love his style!

We took several classes from Frank over the weekend including this beautiful book you see above. It's using one of Frank's Memory Hardware albums along with many other Frank designed products. The paper and embellishments are from Frank's Sweet Peppermint line.

FG Book 2

I love all the layers and detail he puts into every project. And did I tell you what a good teacher he is? He definitely *knows his stuff* and has patience like no other. 

FG Book 3

Loved every minute of the weekend creating beautiful projects. In the next few days, I'll share more of what we made with the talented Frank Garcia. Details to be shared soon!

FG Tags 1


Christmas at Checkered Cottage . . .

Prima Christmas 2016

Thank you to those who've signed up sight-unseen for my

Prima Christmas Book.

Saturday, December 10

10:30 am to 4:30 pm

Here's a look at the cover.

We'll be using Frank Garcia's products including

Memory Journal 

Sweet Peppermint 6x6 Collection Kit

Sweet Peppermint Chipboard & More

Sweet Peppermint Flowers

Vintage style chenille candy cane

Sweet Peppermint ATC Cards

and

specialties by Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

We'll use Gesso and Snowflakes and Paints and more

to decorate this year's Christmas book.

Sign up by calling

Checkered Cottage ~ Kirkwood MO

 


Class schedule for September and beyond . . .

My class schedule for September can be found here:

http://art-from-the-heart.typepad.com/art_from_the_heart_class_/

The Heritage 12x12 workshop features a travel theme.

Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO

Wednesday, September 14 @ 6 pm

Sep 2016 Heritage

Graphic 45 Workshop change: 

We will be completing two tag classes on September 16.

10:30 am: October Tags

1:30 pm: November Tags

 

Also looking forward to teaching a

Prima Marketing Christmas Book

with

Peppermint Twist

(Prima's newest vintage-look Christmas line).

December 10 @ Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO.

I've secured additional supplies so there are a few spots left.

Working on the mini-book now!

 

And for those of you in Indiana . . . 

I will be at

Mary's Scrap Den, Evansville Indiana

the evening of October 21

with a stitched Christmas mini-book featuring 

Prima's Peppermint Twist

and at

The Doodlebug Inc in Jasper Indiana

October 22 during the day

with another Prima mini-book and Peppermint Twist

(totally different from the book at Mary's Scrap Den)

All details to follow very soon.

In the meantime, please save the dates!


Cabana Houses . . .

 
 
GSLC Cabana Row Houses
 
This was such a fun project!
 
 
produced an adorable
 
Cabana Row House Set
(#H1CR)
 
This is a new set from Gypsy Soul that is dimensional
 
and has lots of adorable add-ons.
 
Besides the Cabana Row House Set, I used:
 
Under the Sea Border (#C19F)
Seaside Doors & Windows (#C40C)
Palm Trees Silhouettes (#C40A)
Seaside Decor (#C40B)
 
This was such a fun project to create as my niece & nephew
own a condo in Seaside.
This is perfect for their beachside home!
 
And being on the Prima Education Team,
I was able to pair lots of Prima Products with Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.
 

Crowning Glory . . .

GSLC Crown 6

Although I've been working with

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

for years, I'm joining the team in a new capacity . . . 

as one of their Educators.

As a Prima Marketing Educator,

I saw this crown as a match made in heaven.

Gina (the owner) designed this crown and I immediately was in love.

Every girl deserves a crown!

It starts out like this:

GSLC Crown 1

and with the addition of

Prima Marketing Paints & Jewels

it turns into this:

GSLC Crown 7

You can find the step-by-step instructions

and a supply list here:

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts & Prima Marketing Crown


Graphic 45 Mini Safari Adventure Zoo Book . . .

G45 Safari Adventure 1

Thought I'd give you a look at the cover.

It's an 8.25x8.25 mini-book that will hold tons of photos.

We'll be using

Graphic 45's Safari Adventure papers and embellishments

as well as

chipboard designed by

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

and

Prima Marketing Paints.

G45 Safari Adventure 2

We'll create this mini from scratch using

chipboard, Graphic 45 fabric and a Hidden Hinge binding system created by Kathy Orta King.

I will be teaching this at

Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO

We'll start class on Friday evening August 12

then continue the class

Saturday, August 13.

Very Limited Seating Available!

Call Checkered Cottage for reservations.

 


Here mini, mini . . .

M1

Lately I've found a few extra days to work on some mini-albums.

Having collected many patterns for mini's

I chose to use

Laura Denison's Simple Favorites: 3 Pocket Album.

I found this album to be so intriguing with its many pockets

going every which way

and plenty of room for tags and photo mats.

M2

I chose both Graphic 45 and K&Co papers for my book

with some Bo Bunny thrown in for good measure.

M3

Look at all that real estate!

M4

Love the blues and browns with some pink thrown in.

It's vintage and bright.

M5

Pockets, pockets everywhere!

M6

And for the cover, I used Laura's idea of fabric on the spine.

Worked like a charm,

especially with Frank Garcia's Artisan Tape by Prima Marketing.

(Love that stuff)