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Staff Stamp Exclusive, with Charmagne

Every second Sunday of the month, we will be offering an exclusive stamp brought in specifically for this class! Instructors will rotate and stamps will be from various companies and themes. Stamps will be available for purchase to class attendees at a 20% discount. Sign up for one or sign up for them all...this class is sure to become addictive!!!

 This month's class features a Technique Tuesday botanical stamp called Anenomes and our brand new line from Webster's Pages, Modern Romance.  Come and learn or refresh your memory about the basics of masking and popping your stamps. 

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Time: 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Cost: $20

Supplies Needed:

  • basic kit including pop dots, glue dots, craft mat, blending tool/foam
  • Memento ink pad in Tuxedo Black
  • Tim Holtz distress inks in Evergreen Bough and Victorian Velvet 

Capturing Kids Layout for April with Charmagne

Capturing Kids is a layout class that focuses on clean,simple layouts using child themed papers to help keep us motivated on completing our childhood scrapbooks.  This month we are working with Echo Park and Kaisercraft Sugar Pop paper lines   Rich colours and vibrant patterns  enhance all those photo's of our kids (or grand kids) who are on the go!  PLEASE INDICATE BOY OR GIRL UPON REGISTRATION.

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Time:  NOON
Cost:  $22

Supplies Needed:

  • Basic Kit including pop dots, glue dots
  • Ink blending tool and clean foam
  • Craft mat
  • McGill Shaping Tools and mat (if you have it)
  • Glossy Accents

Mixed Media Event: Mixed Media Decor Layout, with Charmagne

Dylusions... InkaGold...Modge Podge...Embossing Paste...Stencils...Grungeboard...Tim Holtz Distress Paints...Metallic Rub Ons...Aged Embossing Powder...Wire...Cheesecloth...Tissue...even Pennies!  This layout has everything on it!  If you are interested in exploring the world of Mixed Media and all its FABULOUS textures, tools and products...this class is for you! Create ART!

DATE:  Saturday, May 4, 2013
TIME:    1:30pm to 4:30pm
Cost:  $22.00

Supplies Needed:
  • Basic Kit including pop dots, paintbrush, palette knife, gloves (inky fingers on this one)
  • Glue gun and glue sticks(if you've got one)
  • Heat gun
  • Wipes for clean up
  • Old shirt for wearing so you don't ruin any favourite clothing!
  • Glossy Accents

MIXED MEDIA EVENT: Artist Printer's Tray Wall Decor

Learn how to alter a Printer's Tray into a beautiful display for treasured photos and memories! We will be playing with gelatos, inka gold, spritz and learning how to use ice resin.

Date:  Saturday, May 4, 2013
Time:  10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cost:   $40.00

Supplies to bring:
  • Non stick craft mat
  • Ink blending tool
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Frayed Burlap
  • Baby wipes
  • Adhesive – Wet/dry, Glue Dots, Be Creative Tape, Large Foam Squares
  • Trimmer
  • Five 3/4 x 3 3/4 black and white photos (three will be slightly trimmed down)
  • Glossy Accents (if you have )
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint Black Soot  (if you have)
  • Ink-Gold; Gold 901 Or Old Gold 918 (if you have)
  • Gold and Teal Metallic Gelato (if you have)
  • Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spritz (if you have)

MIXED MEDIA EVENT: A New Dress Canvas, with Bonnie

In keeping with our mixed media themed event, I have created an adorable canvas collage using some new products we now have in the store; Modelling Gel, stencils, Gesso and Tim Holtz’s new Distress Paints.
This will be a perfect opportunity to try them out and create this cute little canvas.  The easel is included as well making it easy to display your creation somewhere special.

Date:  Sunday, May 5, 2013
Time:  10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cost:   $15.00

Supplies to bring:
  • Non stick craft mat
  • Ink blending tool/s with extra foams
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads; Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, Gathered Twig (or a brown of your choice)
  • Glossy Accents or Fabri-Tac if you have
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stain Dusty Concord if you have
  • Mini mister with water
  • Baby wipes, paper towels; you will have sticky, inky fingers
 Please Note:  You will be required to purchase a Tim Holtz Distress Paint – Victorian Velvet and bring it to class.

MIXED MEDIA EVENT: For The Record, with Maresa

I am so excited to be part of the Mixed Media Event!

Upcycling is such a fun fad right now, and I couldn't resist incorporating an old vinyl LP into this cute little mini album. This is a modified paper bag album and has all sorts of nooks and crannies for you to tuck mementos and treasures into.  With Father's Day coming up, this would be a cool gift to make for the man in your life.  It goes without saying that this style of album can be adapted to fit any occasion that you might have in mind.

This project is packed full of techniques using tons of Tim Holtz products.  The photos don't do it justice, so next time you are by the store, come on in and take a look at the class sample.

PLEASE NOTE: You will be required to purchase a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash 8x8 Collage pad [$9.99] for the class (sale priced at $6.99 for class participants).  If you have another paper pad that you wish to use, feel free to bring it instead.

Gina is working on putting together a couple of kit options, for the students who wish to have ALL the paints, stains, pens etc. used, at a great discount.  More information to follow, stay tuned!

Dates: Saturday May 4, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  or   Sunday  May 5, 2013  1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
More classes will be added at a later date if enough interest is indicated
Cost: $55.00

Supplies to bring:

- Basic tool kit, including pencil, eraser, ruler, scissors, tweezers, bone folder,  liquid glue [ie. Mono Multi], 1/4" or 1/2" Be Creative Tape, a big Black Sharpie [or "chunky" permanent marker], glue dots, pop dots
- Baby wipes,  paper towel, and a couple of rags -- we will be getting inky and painty! [Latex gloves are recommended if you want to save your manicure]
- Ink blending tool with 4-5 foams
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy
- Markers or pencil crayons to colour the image on the album front.  The Distress Markers I used on the sample are listed below, but you may bring whatever you wish to use.
- Mini Mister & Water brush pen [if you are water colouring the stamped images]

Recommended to bring: [These are items that IF you should have them, please bring them.]- Non stick craft mat
- Tim Holtz Distress Inks Broken China, Iced Spruce & Walnut Stain
- Tim Holtz Distress Paint Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean & Broken China
- Adirondack Paint Dabber Juniper, Gold, Pitch Black
- Tim Holtz Distress Stains Brushed Corduroy & Iced Spruce
- Distress Markers Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Old Paper, Rusty Hinge, Tea Dye, Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy & Pumice Stone
- Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks Gold, Pitch Black, Stonewashed & Rust
- Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution
- felts for your ink applicator tool
- Small palette knife
- Crop-o-dile, or standard hole punch


Join us for an all day "play day" on Friday, May 3rd from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.  Bring a lunch or drop by a local cafe and we will provide beverages and a pizza dinner. We will be offering a make and take, door prizes and a 30% discount coupon on all your purchases in the store Friday.

Cost: $25.00

April Stamp of the Month, with Bonnie

Every second Sunday of the month, we will be offering a Stamp of the Month class using a stamp set selected by the instructor for that month.  The stamp set will be available for purchase to class attendees at a 20% discount.

This month we are featuring a Technique Tuesday stamp set and are using the gorgeous paper from Authentique Seasons collection

You will be constructing a card box with four note cards and envelopes as well as an A2 size card.  This set will make a perfect gift for a teacher, a friend, or a family member. Maybe just to keep and have on hand when you need gift cards.

Date and Time:

Sunday, April 14, 2013
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Cost:  $20.00

Supplies to bring to class:
  • Basic tool kit including wet and dry adhesives
  • Sharp scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Ink blending tool and non stick craft mat (if you have)
  • Tim Holtz Milled Lavender Ink Pad
  • Bone folder

Secret Garden Mini Album, with Bonnie

Secret Garden is a bright spring inspired paper collection by Graphic 45. These papers have a vintage charm and a gorgeous pastel colour pallet of rosy pinks, fresh greens, yellows, blues and delicate creams; my inspiration for this elegant mini album.

In this class, you will construct this mini album using a hinge binding system and book cloth.  There are many interesting pages full of pockets, pull outs and tags.  You won’t believe how much you can put into it; tons of room for photos and journalling.

This would make a wonderful Mother’s Day or Wedding gift if you can stand to give it away!

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Sunday, April 21, 2013
9:30 am to 2:30 pm (bring a lunch; we will take a short break)

Supplies to bring to class:

  • Basic tool kit that includes wet and dry adhesives, glue pen
  • Glossy Accents (if you have)
  • Pencil, ruler, eraser
  • Double sided tape:
         Sook Wang sizes 12 mm & 7 mm OR 15 mm & 5 mm
  • Paper trimmer
  • Sharp scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Brayer if you have one
  • Glue stick such as Tombow or Uhu
  • Non stick craft mat
  • Ink blending tool with extra foams
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads, Antique Linen and Tea Dye

April Stack A Stash, with Bonnie

This class has been so popular, we have added a new time. We are now offering a morning class as well as the popular afternoon class.

What is Stack A Stash? Are you one of those people who, come November, are completely stressed out because Christmas is coming and you haven't even contemplated starting your Christmas cards? How about those last minute Birthday cards, do you have spares on hand?
Once a month we will be offering Stack A Stash, each month hosted by a different instructor. 
In these classes, we will be making easy cards that can be adapted to any paper or sentiments.
These classes will be shorter, so that busy people will have a better chance of fitting them into their schedules. The class will always be the last Sunday of each month, so you can know well ahead of time when the classes will be offered. We will always do one Christmas card, and one all occasion card, but will do TWO of each design for a total of 4 cards per class.
Come to one class, or attend as many as you want. All skill levels welcome.

Sunday, April 28, 2013
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Supplies to bring to class:
  • Basic tool kit including wet & dry adhesives, pop dots, bone folder
  • Glossy accents (if you have)
  • Non stick craft mat
  • Ink blending tool/s with extra foams
  • Tim Holtz distress ink pads (You will use many colours; I will have mine for class use. If you have some or all of them, bring them to class with your name on please:
Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick, Ripe Persimmon, Forest Moss, Chipped Sapphire, Pine Needles, Stormy Sky, Walnut Stain