Thursday, September 25, 2008

Teaching Schedule

Here is my teaching schedule at the the Stamp Asylum for the last quarter of the year. There are some great classes being taught there by other teachers also, so check out the web site to see the complete schedule.

CHRISTMAS MEMORIES UNDER GLASS – Sat. Oct 4th 10:00am - 1:00pm
With the help of solder you will incorporate collage, stamps and ink under glass with dangling beads for whimsical ornaments to give as gifts. You will complete two projects in class with one hanging from a metal key and the other ribbon. Create dimension using several pieces of glass and cut out images for an usual look. Bring tool kit, solder iron with 1/8” flat head screwdriver type tip, vise or clamp to hold hot pieces and safety glasses. ($65)

Mon. Oct 13th 10:00am -2:00pm
Need a centerpiece for your holiday table? Come make three Christmas trees using buttons, pattern cardstock, string and ribbon to add a homespun look to your holidays. Bring to class several glue sticks, detail scissors, brayer, ruler, bone folder, one box each mini and craft glue dots. ($35)
Sat. Oct. 18th 10:00am - 2:00pm
Get ready for all those holiday photos you are going to take. In class, you will make a Christmas album complete with frosted covers and pattern transparencies for depth. Using rub ons, ribbons, cardstock and rhinestones for glitz you will complete this wonderful keepsake. Bring to class mini glue dots, vintage photos distress pad, scissors and a crop-a-dile if you have one ($55)

Sat. Oct 25th 2:00pm -4:30pm
Need some ideas for your holiday cards? Come to class and complete six different cards with a Thanksgiving to Christmas theme. All supplies included. ($55)

Sat. Nov. 1st 10:00am - 2:00pm
Row Houses – a line of structures that resemble houses made using found objects, paper,
paint, metal, stamps and inks. In this class you will decorate three houses comprised of various items. You will make a frame to complete your picture, holding the finished row of houses. Bring tool kit and Pitch Black acrylic paint dabber to class. ($55)

WOOL FELT HOLIDAY ELF – Mon. Nov. 10th 10:00am - 12:00pm
This cute elf will add a whimsical touch to your holiday decorating. The felting has already been done for you on the parts to this doll. You just need to put him together and embellish. Bring your tool kit to class. ($20)

Sunday, September 7, 2008


I made these bracelets using Tim Holtz Grungeboard and pieces from his idea-ology line. I emailed a photo to him and he is suppose to send me photos of what he did at CHA with these items. I hope he does. I really am interested.

Back From Florida

We have been back from vacation since August 17th but I have been busy trying to get caught up on things. We had a week till school started when we returned so inbetween buying clothes, supplies and shoes for school i was planning six different classes for work. But more on that later.
Florida was wet! It rained everyday we were there except two. Only two days of SUN!! It would stop most days for me to get out and ride my bike though. So that was good. I enjoyed riding to Seaside (the town we were near) and shopping or eatting at the beachside grill called Pickles. They had great fried pickles by the way. Eating ice cream and sitting on the porch of the book store reading my book and people watching was fun.
The surf was really rough but Blair and the two friends he took rode their boogie boards anyway. But they mostly watched TV and ate and ate and ate. I found these cool chairs someone painted in town. I love looking at all the different houses in town. A lot of them you can rent and they are painted all kinds of bright colors. It's a nice place to visit. I do hope if we return next year it doesn't RAIN as much!