Monday, October 31, 2011

Christmas Tussy Mussy Class - Nov 25th

Put on your Christmas creative hat, avoid the shopping crowds, and come to the Christmas Tussy Mussy Class on November 25 from 1 to about 3:30pm. The most elegant of the Victorian era paper crafts were the beautiful tussy mussies that were made to hold flowers. We will make a Tussy Mussy to be filled with gifts, candies or seasonal adornments such as holly, berries and ever greens. Hang the Tussy Mussy on a hook in your house for a sweet touch of Christmas elegance, hang it on your Christmas tree or favor a friend with this special gift. My tussy mussy is about 13" long.

This Tussy Mussy is made from one sheet of Christmas cardstock. I will bring a box full of trims, both modern and vintage, plus lots of other fun items to use on your project. From the store, you can purchase pearls, buttons, ribbons, and other items to make your special, one-of-a-kind Christmas decoration. Class cost is $10 and the material cost will depend on what you choose from the store and my stash.

You will need to bring these items to class: scissors, ink applicator, red ink, brown ink, green ink, decoupage glue, wet glue such as tacky glue, Scotch Quick Dry glue or Zip dry glue, Perfect Pearls mist or something like it, a glue gun and glue sticks (I have two in case you don't have one) and a small brush.

Hope to see you in class. Register for class by calling 364-4141.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

November Penny Black Class.

Here's the cards for the Penny Black class on November 30 from 6pm - about 8pm. The medallion card sparkles with Glossy Accents and Smooch, a pearlized accent ink. The horizonal card is a money card for Christmas gift giving. The tri-fold card is a very easy card to make; it uses just two cuts and three folds. I'll cut and fold the card for you ahead of time, but you'll leave with written instructions. The fourth card uses glossy paper, embossed vellum which is colored with a metallic rub on substance and a pretty ribbon. Hope to see you in class. Call the store at 364-4141 to register for class.

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What to do with a rosette ....

Here's a few ways to use Rosettes, which are so popular right now.  Tim Holtz has two die cuts for making rosettes of varying sizes.  You can also makes rosettes with a small bit more effort using a scoreboard.  Come to the Make and Take on November 26 between 1 and 3pm and Wendee will show you how to make the treat bag in the right hand upper corner.  You'll go home with a bag and the knowledge of how to use Tim Holtz's rosette die cut.  Cost is $1.00 per bag.

November Paper Engineering Class

Wendee's Paper Engineering class will be on November 9th.  The Moose card is just two pieces of cardstock joined by accordian folded paper, with the moose (already cut) fit in between the folds.  The Snowman card is another Sizzix Karen Burniston die cut.  All of her die cuts are so easy to use.  On this one, there are notches that fit into slits - and that's how the whole thing is made !  The die comes with twig arms if you'd rather use them than the "I Love You This Much" stamp.  For the front of the card we'll make a belly band that is decorated with a gorgeous glitter snowflake that is topped by a Tim Holtz die cut rosette.  Hope to see you in class.  Call the store to register - 364-4141.

Tri Fold Christmas Decoration

Join Wendee on November 12 and make this gorgeous tri-fold Christmas decoration that would look beautiful on your mantle or could be given as a gift.  This is such an easy project !  The stamping and glitter are already on the paper and the chipboard.  All you have to do is cut out the paper, punch out the chipboard and then adhere them to the paper mache base as you wish.  Call the store to sign up - 364-4141.

Faux Metal Jewelry with Kimberly Crawford

Believe it or not, but that butterfly is made completely from paper! Come to class and learn how to make paper look like metal. We will be making a couple of interchangeable pieces. Necklace will be included. This would be a great gift. (it is only 57 days until Christmas from today...)

Creative Cards & More
Tuesday, Nov. 15
6-8 pm
$10 class fee to instructor + supply fee

Please bring, any of your favorite die templates, your manual die cutting machine, wet and dry adhesive, a sanding block or tool.

If you do not have any die templates or a manual die cutting machine, no worries! I have a machine, the store has machines, and I always provide the die templates.

Call the store to sign up! Hope to see you there!


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Make and Take THIS Saturday!

Hello everyone! We have a very fun make and take planned for THIS Saturday from 1-3 pm. We will be using Spellbinders die templates and coordinating Just-Rite stamps. Stop on by and make one of these darling ornaments for yourself, or someone else. :)


November Caboodle Class

Hello ladies!  Are you ready for another caboodle of cards??!! These are pictures of a couple in the batch, and as you can see, this batch is more masculine in nature, with papers from The Paper Loft.  There's fish, fishing lures, and other patterns and colors that lean to the guys!  Definately not girly, cutesy.  But.....that doesn't mean you couldn't take the same sketches we use in class, and substitute another whole different line of patterned papers and make it girly and cutesy!  Here's the extra supplies to bring to class besides your basic crafting kit:
Stitch stamp/stamp block
1" Bracket stamp
Sentiment stamps (1" or smaller, long horizontal, 1" wide vertical sayings)
Brown dye ink, or Dark brown chalk ink
3/4", 1 1/4" 1 3/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches
1 16th" hole punch/Brad setting tool and mat
Scoring tool
Tree silhouette stamp
Corner rounder
"Real estate sign" EK success punch

Class is scheduled for Thursday evening November 10th from 6:30-9:30 OR on Friday morning November 11th from 10am to 1pm.  If you have any questions or need to reserve your stamping spot, please call All About Pictures at 364-4141.  I'm looking forward to seeing you again! ~Kim~

November Card Club

Hello ladies!  I tried to get a good picture of the pretty glimmer on this card, but can't do it justice!  This class isn't going to be a "technique" so much as it is introducing an ink that we haven't used before.  Think iridescent shimmer, twinkle and shine-just what snowflakes are, right?!!  Here are the supplies to bring to class besides your basic crafting kit (which is paper trimmer, tape runner/adhesive, pencil, ruler, detail scissors, glue dots, foam pop dots):
Opalite Ink (Nordic ice used here)
Foam pop dots
Snowflake dies/punches (in 3 different patterns or sizes)
Snowflake embossing folder
Die Cut machine
Sentiment stamp/stamp block
1/16th hole punch or piercing tool
Teal dye ink

Class is scheduled for Thursday evening November 3rd from 6:30 to 8:30, and repeated again on Friday morning November 4th from 10-noon.  If you have any questions or need to reserve your stamping spot, please call All About Pictures at 364-4141.  I'm looking forward to stamping with you again!  ~Kim~

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Beginning Copic class with Kimberly Crawford: October Class

The Copic marker beginning class is underway. This is your last chance to sign up to start this six-month series of classes. We cover coloring basics, Copic Marker techniques, Blender pen and solution techniques, and touch upon airbrushing, Once you have completed this series of classes, you are able to advance to the next class that focuses on advanced coloring techniques and projects.
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011
6-8 pm

This month's markers are available at the store. You can purchase them early, or wait until the night of class.

Please bring all your markers to each class.

Please call the store to sign up. Hope to see you there!


Creative Cards & More with Kimberly Crawford; October Class

Creative Cards & More (formerly known as Spellbinders)

We are changing up the name of this class because we do so much more than just die cut! We will always use Spellbinders die templates, because hey, they are great and I will use them no matter what, but come and learn all sorts of creative ways to use your paper crafting supplies. And possibly some non-crafty supplies you haven't thought of using before.
If you do not have a manual die cutting machine, we have them in the store for you to use. And I always provide the die templates, so you won't have as high a class fee!

October's Class
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011
6-8 pm

Perfect Pearls Mists

Come and learn how to use your die templates and Perfect Pearls Mists. It will be a good mess, I promise! You can see two of the cards we will be creating above. With one more to be made in class.

Please bring your manual die cutting machine to class. If you don't have one, no problem! We have machines you can borrow! And I always provide the die templates!!

Please bring a Class Kit:
Paper trimmer
Black Ink
Distress Ink-your favorite color
Wet and dry adhesive

Distressing Tool
Spellbinders die templates-Circles, Squares, Rectangles, Butterflies (bring any you might have)

Call the store to sign up. Hope to see you there!


October Coloring Class

Hi everyone,  it's time to get in the mood for Christmas and create a beautiful Christmas card. This month's stamp is Dove and Holly by Flourishes. Besides your regular class supplies, you will need; Stickles Icicle, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels four, Pop Dots, a word phrase stamp of you choice, Distressed Ink Tumbled Glass or Stampin Up Baja Breeze, Stylus with ink pad tip or stipple brush to apply ink with. Prisma colored pencils: PC947 Dark umber, PC941 Light Umber, PC1090 Kelp Green PC908 Dark Green, PC923 Scarlet Lake, PC992 Light Aqua, PC1021 Jade Green, PC1088 Muted Turquoise, PC905 Aquamarine. Class is Thursday Oct. 20th at 6PM. Please call Rich or Diane at AAP to sign up for class. Hope to see you there. Lynette

Friday, October 7, 2011

October CAS class

Hello ladies!  This is what we stamping this month.  It is very similar to the Paper Quilt Caboodle, but has more paper pieces, and uses Basic Grey's Christmas papers.  You'll get 4 cards done in class, but have extra paper left over to have even more stamping fun when you have more time!
Here's the extra supplies to bring to class if you have them:
Foam pop dots
Stitch stamp
Phrase stamp
Brown dye ink

Class is scheduled for Friday October 28th from 10 to noon.  If you have any questions or need to reserve your stamping spot, please call All About Pictures at 364-4141.  Hope to see you soon!  ~Kim~

Thursday, October 6, 2011

This Weekend at All About Pictures

Here are examples of the bookmarks we will be making this weekend from 1-3.
The techniques that will be being demonstrated are:
Cricut* Air Brushing with Copics* Distress Inks* Paste Embossing*
Embossing Metal* Prisma Colored Pencil*Scene Stamping
Join us for an afternoon of creativity!!

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Dimensional Flower Class - October 19th 6pm-8pm

This month we are going to get a head start on your Christmas presents and a fun gift bag.  The picture is an example of the bag and flower, the paper for the bags may vary from the sample shown. We will make a dimensional poinsettia and show you how to make gift bags for all occasions using 2 pieces of scrapbook paper.
You will need to have the basic dimensional flower intro class on molding and shaping, plus the required tool kit, molding mat and adhesive.  Please call the store if you have any questions about the requirements or supplies.


Copic 2 Class - October 11th 6pm to 8pm

This month we are going to focus on coloring hair,  I have selected this image so we can play with a variation of black hair and also work on building go-to color ways for your Copic recipes.  Please bring all your Copic markers to class, but I have listed below the ones used for the above card. If you are missing some markers please call the store to get them on order. As always, bring your basic card making supplies to class.
Copic Markers- E0000, E00, E21, B32, C4, C7, 100, RV11, RV13, RV14, BV00, W00, W1, W3, W5, B0000, Colorless Blender.
If you have already learned the basic blending techniques and want to put all your Copic markers to use, then this class is for you.  Got questions, give us a call.