Friday, October 3, 2008

A Fabulous Friday Update.

Hello everyone, It's a very pretty, sunny, early fall morning here. I love this time of year! I have another update for you, or change if you prefer that word. I do like change! I have decided to change the limit for the number of crafters I have in my twice/monthly craft classes. I was offering 10 spots but feel I should make that 8. Eight is a more comfortable number for my classroom/studio space and leaves the island free for tools to be spread out for your use when needed, without taking up work-table room. So, because it feels right to me, that is what I'm going to do.
Don't you love it when things feel right? I know I do.

On a personal note, I want to let all of you know, who don't know yet, I have started my Angel Messenger Certification course. I'm excited about it and feel it's a perfect addition to what I am already doing. And, I now have my Reiki Master/Teacher Certification........congrats to me!! With Joe doing Hypnotherapy, Spiritual-Life coaching, Workshops, Creating Meditaion CD's, and me doing Reiki, Card Readings, Spiritual-Life coaching, Workshops, and Stampin UP! we are becoming a "full service" couple. LOL And a busy couple!

Our other....... Blog..... FUN Blog And FUN Website

Just so you all know, espescially my painting students, no matter how busy we get with the many things we do, I will always find time each week for painting class and crafting classes!!! Being creative refreshes my soul.

Signing off..............Namaste'

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

What should I bring to Craft Class??

What should you bring to Craft Class? Well, first let me say that if you are really new to creating and do not even own a pair of scissors..........not to worry, you can use mine. You will eventually buy what you need to create.

The following is a list of what you will want to bring to each class. These are also the basic supplies you need to be able to craft at home. There will also be additional items needed for some classes, they will be listed in the post about that class.

I know, I know, there are a gazzilion kinds of scissors out there and a bazillion kinds of paper trimmers, etc. etc. Which one should you buy???

I've been doing this for years and can give you my recommendations, just ask.

Basic supplies......

Pen, pencil and eraser
Ruler (6" should be fine)
Paper Trimmer
Wet and Dry adhesive
Permanent and repositionable adhesive
Glue stick (can't hurt-)
Round paint brush (for brushing off stray glitter and powders)
Wet Ones, baby wipes, something wet in a package.
Craft knife (ask me what I think, I have all kinds. Try mine first)

I will be adding to this list as I think of items you will want to have in the bag you bring to class, so keep checking this post for updates.

Anything that is considered a "consumable" is a good bet to bring. For example: in the October craft class I am requesting that everyone order and bring their own Heat & Stick and Dazzling Diamonds. If someone comes to the class and doesn't own any, no problem. I'm sure they will order it once they give it a try:-)

I don't feel "done" with this post but want to get it on the blog so be prepared for this to change now and then.


Holiday Card Class

Sunday October 19th 1 to 3:30 pm
Friday October 24th 6:30 to 9 pm
Class Fee: $10.00 if using your own Heat and Stick and Dazzling Diamonds
$15.00 if using mine.
All of the paper to make this wonderful card is included in the class fee as well as the use of my Snow Swirled Stamps and more.

I'm excited about this class. I love the card and hope you do too. The products I used to create the card, are fabulous!! Stampin' Up Heat and Stick powder, is like a miracle product!! I LOVE that stuff!! And Dazzling Diamonds? WOW!!!!!

Using the Big Shot to cut out the snowflakes, was a breeze. It really is a wonderful machine. The stamp set I used is called Snow Swirled, isn't it pretty? One of the snowflake stamps is made from cutting fun foam with the Big Shot using a small snowflake die and gluing that to a piece of acrylic. Now a stamped/embossed snowflake on the card matches the 3D snowflake exactly. Neat huh? What you can't see in the photo are the clear embossed snowflakes in the blue section behind the 3D snowflake. Can you can see the little crystal at the top of the tree? It adds just a bit of bling.

The 3D snowflake is sprayed with glue then glittered, very pretty. You can make a bunch of them with your Big Shot and snowflake die to use for tree ornaments or home decor decorations. The large snowflake die is a wonderful size for that. (saw that at my upline, Donna's house. She is very talented.)

I tried to add a short video showing how pretty the snowflakes are but am having an issue. I will be trying to figure that out as well as figuring out how to get video from my camera uploaded to Youtube. I'm looking forward to making some video tutorials.

Time to get Emily in her bath and spend some quality time together. Happy Crafting.