Monday, November 9, 2015

January Photo Album Class - Version #2

This is another version of the album I'll be teaching in January. I thought I'd show you how different it can look based on the paper and embellishments you use.  The paper for this album is Authentique's Christmastime and I used two 6x6" paper pads in the construction.  I like the smaller pads for these albums because the print scale is smaller and doesn't get lost on the page.  I took lots of photos of the album so you could get a sense of all the real estate there is for pictures.  Enjoy!

Monday, November 2, 2015

January Photo Album Class

There are but a few Craft Shows left in the season and, luckily, I'm not in any of them!  Time to get going on next year’s classes.  
Mini-albums are a favorite of mine so I'm starting with a really versatile album that can be adapted to various sizes.  
This album holds 25 full sized photos and still has room for plenty of journaling, smaller photos and ephemera that you've collected on your journey.  It's based on envelopes and, once you've mastered the construction, you can change the size of the album based on the size of your envelopes! 

The class will be held on Friday, January 29 and again on Saturday, January 30. Cost of the class is $25 and it’s a “bring your own supplies” class. In other words, you supply the scrapbook paper and cardstock you want to use to construct the album. Interested in joining us? Shoot me an email at

Friday, August 21, 2015

Halloween Potion Bottle Technique Class

Registration is now open for this Halloween inspired technique class.  you'll learn three techniques for altering glass bottles and come away with written directions and some awesome Halloween decorations!  Class is offered in two separate one day classes: Thursday, September 3 and Friday, September 4.  Cost of the class is $42.00 and all materials and supplies will be provided.  There will also be extra bottles for sale a very reasonable prices - nothing more than $2 - for altering at home! Take a look some examples of what you'll be creating.
Cracked Glass Technique

Faux Mercury Glass Technique

Colored Glass Technique
 Here are some other examples of what's possible once you've mastered the techniques.
Shoot me an email at if you'd like to enroll in this class.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

It's Southern Handcraft Show Time (Almost)!

As some of you know, I belong to the West Broward Chapter of Southern Handcraft Society. Every Fall several of the local chapters put on craft shows to showcase the artistry of their members and a select group of outside artists.  Here's this year's show scheduled for the local chapters. Email me if you'd like to be put on the email list to receive notification of my chapter's show next year.

September 24-26  "A Gathering of Seasons" West Broward Chapter
Show Dates: Thursday, September 24, 2015 (Preview Night) 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.,
Friday, September 25, 2015  9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 26, 2015  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Place: IT Parker Community Center located at Harbour Towne Marina,
901 NE 3rd Street, Dania Beach.

October 8 -10  "Holiday Extravaganza" Coral Springs Strawberry Patch Chapter
Thursday, October 8   10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p. m.
Friday, October 9         9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 10  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
La Quinta Hotel 3701 N University Drive, Coral Springs

October 15 - 17 "Holiday Fantasies" Pembroke Pines Chapter
Thursday, October 15   4:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m
Friday, October 16       9:00 am - 9:00 p.m
Saturday, October 17   9:00 am - 3:00 p.m
Place: Southwest Focal Point Community Center
301 NW 103 Avenue Pembroke Pines

November 19-21  "An Olde Fashioned Holiday" Delray Beach Pineapple Grove Chapter
No times yet
Place Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square
51 N Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach

December 3-5  "Southern Christmas 2015" Boca Raton Chapter
Show Dates:  Thursday, December 3, 2015 – 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, December 4, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 5, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Place:  Patch Reef Park, 2000 West Yamato Road, Boca Raton, FL

Friday, July 31, 2015

Halloween Treat Boxes Galore!

Thought you might like to see some of the results of the last class. We used Tim Holtz Matchbox die, the small rosette die, some Movers and Shapers dies and some punches. They brought their "stash" of Halloween goodies to make their boxes their own. I think they're quite creative! Next Crop is August 20 & 21.  Next class is the two-day Potions Bottles Class on September 3 & 4.

Monday, June 22, 2015

4th of July Origami Box Class

Some pic's of the class I'll be teaching Thursday and Friday, June 25 & 26.  Class is 10-12 noon and the cost is $10.  Stay the day and create or crop! There are still spots, let me know if you'd like to attend.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sizzix Mini-Album Class - The Horizontal Version!

Update: This class is FULL! E-mail me if you'd like to be put on the waiting list in case there's a cancellation.

Here is an example of what we'll be creating on Friday, May 8 in the Sizzix Mini-Album Class.  This is a variation of the Envelope Album class we made at the beginning of April. As you can see, we'll be exploring bookbinding and book signatures.  It'll be another "bring your own paper" so everybody's album will be different!  If you're interested in joining us, send me an email or leave me a comment in this post.  Cost of the class is $15 and includes lunch!

Hope you can join us!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Valentine Treat Dish and Decorative Stick Pins

Here's an oldie but a goodie and an easy, inexpensive way to bring some holiday magic into your home.  It starts out as a 12 x 12 sheet of card stock, some scrap paper, scrap ribbon and a large binder ring.

Ingrigued? I'll be teaching it on Friday, February 6. Class starts at 10 am  and it'll take about an hour.  Cost is $2.  If you're interested, let me know through a comment on this blog.
On the same day, I'll also be playing around with some jewelry beads and hat pins.  I'll be creating decorative stick pins to use with page lay-outs and mixed media items.
You're invited to join me!  Here's an example of what yours could look like.
Class cost is $15.00.  You'll be making 5 pins and all supplies are included.  I'll also share supply sources for beads and raw materials and some tips on putting together great pins. Feel free to bring your own bead supply, the more the merrier!