Monday, April 25, 2016

May Stack a Stash, with Denica




On the last Sunday of each month, we teach a card class called Stack A Stash. Each month you will make two all occasion cards [theme to be determined by the instructor] and two Christmas cards. This is such a great way to start your stash of cards, and have them on-hand when an occasion arises.

This month's Christmas card is a bit of a twist as we will be making pop-up cards and using the cute MFT "Hug in a mug" die set. These cards fold flat and fit into a regular A2 size envelope and the nautical cards are wonderful for the men in your life. 

Call the store at 250-769-1257 to register.


Date: Sunday May 29, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sunday May 29, 2016 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cost:  $22.00

Kits: $22.00
Shipping $3.50, if applicable

Supplies to bring:


- Basic tool kit, including
- a pencil and eraser
- non-stick mat
- pop dots 
- Be Creative tape (7mm or smaller)
- Mono Multi glue [or a clear-drying brand]
- Scotch tape
- scissors
- tweezers 
- a clear Wink of Stella pen or a clear Stickles (Stardust or Diamond)


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Beautiful Day, with Maresa





Altenew is my new obsession.  Each time we get in a new order of these fabulous stamps, I always find one or two new "favourites".  Since Beautiful Day was my first love, I couldn't resist doing a class with these lovely stamps.

This class features great tips and tricks for stamp and die aligning, picking palettes for colour layering and will give boost your confidence if you haven't quite decided to take the leap into multi-layer stamping.

These cards can be easily adapted to any occasion, and a variety of sentiments will be provided. Alternately, you can leave the sentiments blank and stamp them to suit as the need arises.

Date: Friday May 13, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday May 15, 2016 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00

Supplies to bring:
- Basic tool kit, including
- pop dots [a variety] OR 2mm fun foam
- Mono Multi glue [or a clear-drying brand]
- Glossy Accents
- Fine tip glue pen or Ranger Multi-Medium Matte
- scissors
- tweezers

Recommended to bring:  [These are items that IF you should have them, please bring them.  I will have supplies to share with the class, but having your own is always a time-saver.]
- non-stick craft mat
- any "clear" Stickles [like Crystal or Stardust]
- an opaque white pen



Thursday, March 31, 2016

April Stack a Stash, with Maresa







On the last Sunday of each month, we teach a card class called Stack A Stash. Each month you will make two all occasion cards [theme to be determined by the instructor] and two Christmas cards. This is such a great way to start your stash of cards, and have them on-hand when an occasion arises.

This month you will be creating two Christmas cards, and two all occasion cards.  This butterfly card can be adapted for pretty much any need, just by changing up the sentiment stamp.

Call the store at 250-769-1257 to register.


Date: Sunday April 24, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sunday April 24, 2016 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cost:  $22.00

Supplies to bring:


- Basic tool kit, including
- pop dots [a variety] OR 2mm fun foam
- Mono Multi glue [or a clear-drying brand]
- Fine tip glue pen or Ranger Multi-Medium Matte
- scissors
- tweezers
- baby wipes 
- a clear Wink of Stella pen [if you don't have this, or choose not to purchase, you can omit on the cards]







- Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Scattered Straw, Candied Apple, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Fired Brick  
OR
- Copic Markers:  Y21, R37, RV32, R32, E07
OR
- coloured pencils or markers, the brand of your choice, in equivalent colours, but bring something to use!  NOTE:  We will be using regular Neenah cardstock, not watercolour cardstock!




Recommended to bring:  [These are items that IF you should have them, please bring them.  I will have supplies to share with the class, but having your own is always a time-saver.]

- non-stick craft mat
- any "clear" Stickles [like Crystal or Stardust]
- an opaque white pen





Monday, March 28, 2016

ABC's of Scrapbooking, with Hazel



Do you want to get your precious photos out of the shoe box or off your computer? For those of you who want to get started, this class covers some of the basic techniques required. During this class you'll create a 2 page spread while learning how to crop and mat your photos. Please bring 8 to 10 photos of one event or subject to class.

Date:  Thursday, April 21st, 2016
Time:  10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $20.00

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Saturday Cropping with Memories and More



Saturday Cropping, with Memories and More.

Includes a pizza dinner and beverages for $10.00! You can bring a bagged lunch or go out if you like. Create scrapbook pages, handmade books, greeting cards, decor projects or whatever your heart desires! Bring your own supplies or purchase what you need at the store. We want to have a monthly day of fun creating with you! 

Date: Saturday,March 12, 2016 (We have had a few spots become available)
Time: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Cost: $10.00
Please note that we are limiting the crop to 10 people.  The charge will be $12.00 for the crop starting in April.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

March Stack A Stash, with Hazel




On the last Sunday of each month, we teach a card class called Stack A Stash. Each month you will make two all occasion cards [theme to be determined by the instructor] and two Christmas cards. This is such a great way to start your stash of cards, and have them on-hand when an occasion arises.




This month you will be creating two Christmas cards, and two cards that can be used for any occasion.

Call the store at 250-769-1257 to register.

Date: Sunday March 20, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm [full]
or
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm [7 seats available]
Cost: $22.00  (Kits available)

Supplies to bring to class:
Basic tool kit
Scissors & Tweezers
3-D squares, (1/16" and 1/8")
Mono multi glue (or favorite glue)

Suggested to bring to class IF YOU HAVE:
McGill flower shaping kit and mat
Fired Brick ink with sponge inker

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Welcome Baby Cards with Denica








Make these cute baby cards using Peter Rabbit inspired colours! In this class you will make one of each card and have a little stash for those wonderful moments. We are water colouring images from the new Bunny Tea Time stamp set from Open Studio. 


Date: Friday, March 11, 2016
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Cost: $18.00

Kits are available for this class
$3.50 shipping

Supplies needed for this class:

  • Basic tool kit including detail scissors
  • non stick craft mat
  • foam dots
  • liquid adhesive
  • a large stamp block to use as a palette
  • White gel pen
  • small water colour brush or paint brush and a small container for water
  • Water colour pens (Tim Holtz Distress Markers or Zig Clean Colour pens) in the following colours:
          Zig Clean Colour:
            - Olive green 043
            - Tea Rose 220
            - Pale Rose 230
            - Light Pink 026

          Tim Holtz Distress markers:
           - Stormy Sky
           - Vintage Photo
           - Antique Linen
           - Black Soot

            * Tombow marker -N89


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Northern Winter Cards, with Maresa



In this class we will be making all occasion cards that can be customized to suit any occasion, but will be especially suited to masculine birthdays etc. [I will be providing a variety of stamps for you to choose from.]  

We will be creating our own backgrounds, with emphasis on masking and resists. This technique can be easily reproduced using any colour scheme of you wish, and will be a great addition to your crafting arsenal.

Call the store at 250.769.1257 to register.

Date: Friday February 26, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday March 6, 2016 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Cost: $25.00

**KITS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS CLASS.**

Supplies to bring:

- Basic tool kit, including
- pop dots [both 1/16" and ⅛" thick recommended]
- adhesive FOAM tape, or 3mm white fun foam [available for purchase at the store]
- paper trimmer, to cut fun foam
- Mono Multi glue [or a clear-drying brand]
- Fine tip glue pen or Ranger Multi-Medium Matte
- scissors
- tweezers
- Scotch tape
- lots of baby wipes and paper towels

Recommended to bring:  [These are items that IF you should have them, please bring them.  I will have supplies to share with the class, but having your own is always a time-saver.]

- non-stick craft mat
- Silver Stickles and a "clear" Stickles of your choice
- an opaque white pen
- Tim Holtz Distress Inks:  Peacock Feathers, Dusty Concord, Broken China, and Tumbled Glass 
- 4 ink blending tools w/ foams, or 1 ink blending took w/ 4 foams
- Memento Ink: Elderberry
- adhesive pick-up square



Baby Boy OR Baby Girl Mini Album, with Bonnie

THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT. A NEW DATE MAY BE ADDED. IF INTERESTED, PLEASE CALL THE STORE AND LEAVE YOUR NAME; 250-769-1257

Carta Bella has created a beautiful line of baby papers that inspired these baby mini albums.








The details in these minis are incredible. There are pockets, tags from 1 month to 12 months, magnetic flip ups and pages to hold tons of those precious photos.

You will receive everything you need to complete the boy or girl album including magnets and a 12 x 12 sticker sheet for embellishing.

Please specify Boy or Girl when you register. Class participants may order extra kits if desired.

Date and Time:
Saturday, March 5, 2016
10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Cost: $60.00

Please call the store to register: 250-769-1257

Supplies to bring to class;
  • Basic tool kit including detail scissors, pop dots (both thickness's)
  • Ruler, pencil and eraser
  • Tombo Mono glue (green lid/white bottle)
  • Scotch tape
  • Bone folder
  • Sook Wang double sided tape; (I used 3mm, 5mm, 7mm and 12mm so bring all the sizes you have)
  • Brayer if you have one
  • Lunch and water/drink (we will stop for a break)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

February Stack A Stash, with Bonnie

On the last Sunday of each month, we teach a card class called Stack A Stash. Each month you will make two all occasion cards [theme to be determined by the instructor] and two Christmas cards. This is such a great way to start your stash of cards, and have them on-hand when an occasion arises.



This month you will be creating two Christmas cards, and two friendship cards.  I will bring various sentiment stamps for you to select from. We will be doing some water colouring with distress inks as well as some 3D flower shaping.

Call the store at 250-769-1257 to register.

Date: Sunday February 28, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm [2 seats available]
or
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm [3 seats available]
Cost: $22.00
Kits available; shipping $3.50 if applicable

Supplies to bring to class:
Basic tool kit
Tweezers
Glossy accents
Non stick craft mat
Ink blending tool with clean foam
Water brush or small paint brush and small water container
Tim Holtz Distress Inks; Weathered Wood, Frayed Burlap, Brushed Corduroy (I will bring mine to class for student use)

Suggested to bring to class IF YOU HAVE:
McGill flower shaping kit and mat
Clear star gel pen
Snow writer
Water based markers i.e.: Tim Holtz - Scattered Straw, Tea Die, Iced Spruce, Weathered Wood or colours of your choice
The largest acrylic stamping block you have to use as a pallette

Monday, February 1, 2016

Wedding/Anniversary Explosion Box Class, with Denica





If you have any weddings or anniversaries this year, you will want to make this gorgeous gift explosion box! 
The box comes with everything needed to decorate the inside, or leave it blank and add photos of the lovely couple for a personal touch.

We will be creating a lovely paper rose and using a ton of fun dies including the new MFT Tag builder 5 and the MFT Mini stitched scalloped squares!

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time: 10 am -1 pm
Cost: $32.00

There are no kits available for this class

Supplies needed:
  • Basic tool kit including tweezers and detail scissors
  • non-stick craft mat
  • wet adhesive (Tombo Mono Multi recommended)
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte with a fine tip applicator ( if you have it, we will be gluing lots of tiny pieces)
  • Glossy Accents
  • Antique Linen distress ink pad and blending tool with foam (mini pad is okay)
  • Sookwang or Be Creative tape: 5 mm
  • Thin foam dots: small and regular
  • Wink of Stella pen: clear
  • "clear" Stickles
Supplies recommended to bring:
  • McGill flower shaping tool kit ( I will bring one to class, but if you have your own it would be a time saver)


Sunday, January 31, 2016

ABC's of Scrapbooking, with Hazel



Do you want to get your precious photos out of the shoe box or off your computer? For those of you who want to get started, this class covers some of the basic techniques required. During this class you'll create a 2 page spread while learning how to crop and mat your photos. Please bring 8 to 10 photos of one event or subject to class.

Date:  Thursday, February 18th, 2016
Time:  10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $20.00

Friday, January 15, 2016

Sweet Sentiments, with Maresa






Valentine's Day is right around the corner! If you need a card to give to your sweetheart, one of these would be perfect; however, you can easily make all-occasion or friendship cards by swapping out the sentiments. [There will be a assortment of greetings to choose from.]

We will be covering numerous quick and easy techniques to create texture and dimension on cards, including a shaker card.We will be using oodles of new product, awesome new paper, and tons of new dies, including the adorable scallop dies from My Favorite Things.

If you can't attend class you can always order a kit, as I'll be including a photo tutorial on how to make a shaker card with the usual card assembly instructions. 

Date: Sunday January 24, 2016 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Friday February 5, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 


Supplies to bring:

- Basic tool kit, including
- pop dots [both 1/16" and ⅛" thick recommended]
- adhesive FOAM tape, or 3mm fun foam
- paper trimmer, to cut fun foam [if you are using that]
- Mono Multi glue [or a clear-drying brand]
- Fine tip glue pen or Ranger Multi-Medium Matte
- Glossy Accents
- scissors
- tweezers





Thursday, January 14, 2016

January Stack a Stash, with Maresa





On the last Sunday of each month, we teach a card class called Stack A Stash. Each month you will make two all occasion cards [theme to be determined by the instructor] and two Christmas cards. This is such a great way to start your stash of cards, and have them on-hand when an occasion arises.

This month you will be creating two Christmas cards, and two friendship cards.  This "Amazing" card can be adapted for Valentines Day. If you wish this option, please specify "Love" when registering. If you do not specify "Love", you will receive the pieces to make the "Amazing" cards pictured above.

Call the store at 250-769-1257 to register.

Date: Sunday January 31, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.[3 seats available]
Sunday January 31, 2016 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. FULL
Kits: $22.00 
Shipping $3.50, if applicable

Supplies to bring:

- Basic tool kit, including
- pop dots [both 1/16" and ⅛" thick recommended]
- Mono Multi glue [or a clear-drying brand]
- Fine tip glue pen or Ranger Multi-Medium Matte
- scissors
- tweezers
- baby wipes & paper towels
- any "clear" Stickles
- an empty detailer waterbrush or a SMALL [1/8"] paint brush

Recommended to bring:  [These are items that IF you should have them, please bring them.  I will have supplies to share with the class, but having your own is always a time-saver.]

- non-stick craft mat
- Gold Stickles
- an opaque white pen
- Tim Holtz Distress Inks OR Markers:  Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Scattered Straw, Hickory Smoke, Iced Spruce, Seedless Preserves, Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans
- Tombow N89 Warm Gray #1