Monday, September 27, 2010

Class List for October/November/December

Lyn Bernatovich

Coin Envelope Photo Keepsake - $35
For those of you who love, love, love vintage and Graphic 45, it’s all about yesteryear and capturing that era in a beautifully constructed spiral-bound album. Each page is a giant coin envelope embellished and decorated in Graphic 45 style! You will have to choose between three album themes when registering for class: Masculine, Feminine, Christmas
October 15th 12:00-2:00pm

2011 Calendar Class - $24
The 2011 calendar class is right on schedule for holiday gift giving. Every year the calendar is unique and you won’t want to miss being part of a one-of-a-kind design for 2011!
November 20th 10:00-12:00pm

Sherry Czarnecki

Clean and Simple (CAS) Cards – $10
Build your supply of quick, clean and simple cards. You will complete 3 cards per class. 1:00 – 2:30pm Wednesdays
September 29th
October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
November 3th, 10th, 17th
December 1st, 8th

Birthday Calendar Class-$20
You will create birthday Calendar Cards using A muse's Downloadable Calendar to benefit Charley's Fund. You can purchase the calendar at
We will create six birthday cards for your loved ones using the calendar page from their birthday month.

Copic Club (Non-Club Members Welcome for $15)
Our last club will include the blender pen and we will be learning techniques for using it. Non-club members are welcome for $15. We will complete a card in this final session. Look for upcoming Copic technique classes in 2011!
November 13th 11:00 – 12:00pm

Cari Fennell

Prima Holiday Tin - $30
Incorporate the latest Prima embellishments and decorate a popular Prima tin that will make a wonderful gift for the holidays. Let Cari take you into her world of artistic embellishments Prima style!
October 16th 10-12 pm

Kathy Greenia

Crafty Secrets Sweet Chips Little Girls Chipboard Folding Dress - $30

You will decorate inside and out in Christmas style using the die cut folding dress along with the collar, bow, buckle slide, buttons and pockets All pieces are cut from white chipboard that can be inked, stamped and altered with your papers, photos and embellishments. Dress is 5” x 11.75” when open and looks adorable with a photo inside and hanging from a Mini Vintage Clip Hanger.
November 19th 9:30 a.m.

Angel Petrie

Christmas Mini Slider Album - $35
Looking for a one-of-a-kind Christmas gift? Looking to hand craft your gift this year? Then look no further! Create a special Christmas mini-slider accordion album that makes a great table display. Fill it with favorite photos and you’ve created a precious gift to give but you may want to keep it for yourself!
November 7th 1pm

Jennifer Matott

Visual Journaling- Down and Dirty - $25
This class will teach you about the basics of visual journaling... how to get started and materials to use. If you have an interest in creating your own journal and need a little push, this is the class for you! I will introduce you to the techniques, materials, themes, and process of visual journaling. We will get down and dirty into the creative process! You will walk away with your very own journal and a wealth of ideas! Don't miss out on this exciting journey going beyond the sketchbook and scrapbook!
December 3rd 6-8 pm

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Holiday Impressions Update

Our event next weekend is full so we have added the following date to make the cards from Holiday Impressions.
Get your calendar out and save your space for this the store and sign up soon at (315) 633-5325.

Stamp Affair - Nov. 6th A Holiday Impressions Re-Mix
If you missed Holiday Impressions 2010 or just want more fabulous seasonal card ideas, you’ll love our Holiday Impressions re-mix event! We’re taking the best of Holiday Impressions 2010 and mixing it up among our instructors. The stamps each instructor used will be passed to the left and a new instructor will create cards with them! Our focus is CAS cards to give you fast and creative ideas for your holiday card lists.
Six cards per class with envelopes.
Class fee $20 each or take all three for $50!
This is a brown bag lunch event!
Event Date: Saturday, November 6th
Class Slots: 9-11, 12-1, 3-5

Saturday, September 18, 2010

New Goodies at the Shop

We have lots of new stamps and papers in and more coming!
Last week the following came in:
Impression Obsession stamps and shaker card boxes and overlays.
27 colors of Bo Bunny dotted cardstock papers.
Unity Stamps.
Crafty Secrets Vintage stamps and clipart.
May Arts Ribbon, bats, ghosts, leaves, snowflakes and much more ribbon wide & narrow.
Prima Flowers, vines, stencils, lace ribbon, paper, gems and stamps.

Donna Downey canvas products: printed tags, 12x12 printed pages, stamps, flowers.

There is a SALE now on I-Top products: Buy one designated items and get one brad item free!

Come by and see all the fun stuff for making Holiday Cards and gifts.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Class Tools and Supplies for Donna's Workshops!

Hello friends!
Here is a list of tools and supplies needed for Donna's workshops! If you are still thinking of attending any of her fabulous classes-we still have spaces left. We did not place a limit on the class sizes, so call today to reserve your space in any of her workshops.

Call if you have questions regarding the schedule or if you need any additional information:

A Life Inspired Workshop
Students Need to Bring:
• foam brush
• baby wipes
• spray bottles
• Iron
• heat guns
• towel for drippage
• (1) 4x6 photo (black and white or color

Simple Pleasures Workshop
Student needs to bring:
black journaling pen
rag or towel for cleaning brushes/workspace
8 wallet sized photos (optional)
apron (optional)
spray bottle w/water
fabric glue (helmar, beacon or aleene’s)
ink applicator tool or sponge
white gesso
paint brush ¾” -1”
black stazon
antique linen distress ink (if you have)
broken china distress ink (if you have)
shabby shutters distress ink pad

Inspiration Diary Workshop
Supplies Needed for Class:
Must fit inside a 1 gallon ziplock baggie - (really, yes!)

handful of your favorite acrylic paint colors including a white
1” paint brush (foam is ok but bristle is preferred)
1-3 photo copies of photos/images to be used for image transfer
(NEED to be toner copies to work).
Ribbon scraps
Fabric scraps
Black stazon
Book text
Patterned paper scraps
Sewing thread
Sewing needle
Lace scraps (optional)
1 paper punch
favorite quotes (optional)
random happy things (paper flowers, bling, stickers, ephemera, etc)
Something that makes you smile clipped from a magazine or publication

Tools Needed:
Does not have to fit into the baggie
Heat gun
Quick drying adhesive (helmar 450 quick dry, beacon’s 3-in1, or aleene’s
Tacky glue)
Charcoal pencil (preferred) or regular pencil
Spray bottle
Rag or cloth to clean your brush
Mug, jar or other item to fill with water to clean brush
Apron (strongly recommended)
Favorite stamps (optional)
Favorite inks or distress inks (optional)
Watercolor crayons or pencils (optional)
Watercolor palette paints (cheap ones)
India ink and dip pen or fountain pen (optional – most pens will not
write over acrylic or painted surfaces these pen types work amazing

Life’s Artistry Workshop
Shared Class Supplies:
• grommet setting tool

Students Need to Bring:
• apron-optional
• painting towel/rag – it will get messy!
• 1” paint brush
• small detail brush for watercolor (about a size 7 round brush)
• glass jar, mug or brush bucket (for holding dirty brushes)
• box cutter (optional – used to distress the cardboard edges)
• 5 pages of book text
• roll of 1” masking tape
• craft/fabric glue
• black India ink - recommend: Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bombay India Inks
• large spray bottle (to spray water for drippage)
• black Stazon ink pad
• antique linen distress ink and applicator tool
• rubbing alcohol (cleans the pen nib between uses)
• baby wipes if your messy!
• watercolor paints, crayons or pans - recommend: Windsor and Newton
• fabric scissors
• liquid scrap dots or pop dots
• 12-15 photos (optional, but recommended - mix of wallet sized and 4/6s)

Garden Sprite Apron Workshop
Students Need to Bring:
• Iron + ironing surface
• fabric glue (helmar 450 quick dry) or Beacon Fabri TAc
• spray bottle
• heat gun
• towel to clean up water drippage with
• apron (optional)

NOTE: This project is totally customizable and you can choose to bring your
own color palette of glimmer mist, ribbon trim and bling centers if you prefer.

This weekend is going to be so much fun!
Can't wait to see you all there!

Monday, September 6, 2010

How lucky are we?

How lucky are we that we get to have Donna Downey come to our store? Our little store in the middle of central NY?
I think it's pretty amazing! She is such an inspiring artist, we feel so honored to have her share her amazing talents with us! I guarantee you'll walk away with a different perspective and a whole new attitude on how you create. It's hard to explain until you have experienced it yourself. It is worth every minute of your time and you won't regret attending her classes.

Below, I wanted to share one of journal entries from her Inspiration Wednesday blog post.
I love the texture, colors and free flowing style of her page. She shares how she created this look with her online tutorial. She posts this every Wednesday and it makes you want to jump up and go create something!

Here is the actual video, where she explains the technique for you to try on your own. (I hope it works-I tried to embed it in this blog post.) See it here:

Her blog is a whirlwind of Inspiration that I think you'll enjoy-

And I was looking through her other entries-wow!
I hope you decide to join us this weekend for endless creativity and an opportunity to learn from an amazing artist. Chances like this don't come around very often!

Call the shoppe to sign up today! 315-633-5325