Saturday, October 20, 2012

Beginning Copic Graduation Class

TUESDAY - October 23rd.  6 to 8pm

I am sadden that this will be my last class at All About Pictures.  As many of you know, Diane and Rich have decided to close the store.  We all have to make hard decisions in life and I feel that this has been a difficult one for both of them.  I want to wish them well in future endeavors and thanks them for allowing me the opportunity to teach at their store.  I have made great friends and hope to stay in touch with everyone. 
Please continue to check the blog for future opportunities of more classes.

With that said, it is fitting that this will be the last class for one of my Beginning Copic classes.  This is sort of a 'graduation' to move on for more advanced learning for my ladies.  We will work on 3 cards which will include coloring and card completion.  Please bring all your markers and card making supplies for class (you will need fussy cutting scissors)  Markers listed below are suggestions, but you can use any colors you like.  As always you may borrow my markers if needed.





See You Tuesday


Friday, September 28, 2012

Advanced Copic October Classes

Two Classes will be offered in October for Advanced Copic.  
October 9th and 10th, Tuesday and Wednesday nights 6-8 pm.
The class will be the same offering but will allow you to choose which night is best for you.
Our focus will be the new Tri-fold stamps from Art Impressions.

You will also get a bonus image to create another card by using the a single image from the Tri-fold collection.
Example below

Please bring your basic card making supplies to class
Call the store to save your space.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sept. Coloring Class

This month we will create a cute birthday card for any  of your Friends and family  regardless of age. If you haven't tried coloring with Prima Colored Pencils and gamasol, here's your chance to give it a try! Please bring your crafting supply kit plus the following items; teal or aqua ink and a stylus to apply it with, Prisma colored pencils: Dark Umber PC947,Chocolate PC1082, Beige PC997,Peach Beige PC1085,Warm Grey 90% PC1058,Raspberry PC1030,Crimson Lake PC925, Pink PC929, Metallic Silver PC949, LimepeelPC 1005. Please call AAP to sign up for class. Class is Thursday Sept. 20 at 6 pm. Lynette

Sunday, September 9, 2012

September 12th Beginning Copic Class - Wednesday

So as the Fall Season approaches, we will introduce Oranges and Reds to your collection.
This month we will work on images with oranges and also use the colors that you already have in your collection. I will have images available for those that have also purchases the Red series so that you can experiment with those markers.  We will actually put together a couple of mini cards as a bonus this month.
If you haven't already signed up for class, please call the store or email me to save your place in class.
Don't forget to bring a card or image to share to be eligible for the special class give-away.

New markers for class: YR04,YR07,YR09,R24,R27,R29

AAP 319-364-4141 

September 25th Beginning Copic -Tuesday

This month we will focus on Hair and Faces.
The new markers introduced will be:
E33,E35,E37 for Hair
E000,E01,E11,R20 for Faces

Please bring all your markers to class.
Call the store or email me to reserve your place.
AAP 319-364-4141

Hope to see you in class, NANCY

September Advanced Copic Class

This month we will focus on these fun images to kick start the Fall Season.  We will make cards for Halloween and with Pumpkins.
Bring all your markers and card making supplies to class.  If you haven't already signed up for this months class, call the store or email me to reserve your place.

AAP 319-364-4141

Hope to see you there,  Nancy

Friday, August 31, 2012

September Caboodle Class

Hello stampers! I know it seems early to be starting Christmas cards, but....if we can do it now, we won't have as many to make later, and we can actually enjoy ourselves more. We can relax, because we've already got it done!'s what I did with the Simple Stories patterned paper. This is the "25 Days of Christmas" line, and has a little bit of vintage feel. These are some of the cards you'll make during class, (10 all total) and yes there are buttons and twine again-and I'm happy to help tie them, too!
Here's the list of supplies to bring besides your basic crafting kit:
2-way glue pen
Red glitter
Score tape
Micro glue dots
Scoring tool
Burgundy dye ink (Adirondack Raisin)
Sentiment stamps (2 3/4" wide x 1 1/2" tall, 1/2" tall x 4" wide, and 1" tall x 2" wide)
Ticket corner punch
Artichoke green dye ink
Foam pop dots

Class is scheduled for Thursday evening, September 13th from 6:30 to 9:00pm. If you have any questions or need to reserve your stamping spot, please call All About Pictures at 364-4141. See you stamping soon! ~Kim~

Monday, August 13, 2012

Advanced Copic Marker Class

Tomorrow is our Advanced Copic Class and we will be working on Mono-Chromatic coloring.

I will have two colorways to work on this month.  The first one feature Sepia coloring

Markers Used:
Skin -E30,E31,YR20
Hair - E33,E35,E37,YR24
Shirt - E50,E51,E53 Flower-YR24,E37
Pants - E31,E33,E35
White Signo Marker for the stitching.

Our second card uses the basic neutral toners.  I've chosen the "C" collection for this card but you can use any one of the 4 color ways.
Markers Used:

As always, bring all your markers to class and your basic card making supplies.

Thanks, and hope to see you there.


Sunday, August 12, 2012

September Card Club

Hello stampers!  Here's what we're going to be making in September.  This month it's more about the embellishments.  The orange and blue flowers are flower punches, but the red one is made with circle if you're don't have circle punches bring flowered ones, and.....if you don't have circle punches, just bring the flower punches!

 Here's the supplies to bring to class besides your basic craft kit:
Library card or Ledger type stamp/stamp block
Small font about 3" long horizontal phrase stamp
Water mister
Small and Medium flower punches
1 1/2" or 1 1/4" circle punch
Stitch stamp
Piercing tool/eyelet setter/1/16th" hole punch
Red dye or chalk ink (Fired brick distress ink)
Aqua dye or chalk ink (Broken china distress ink)
Pale orange dye or chalk ink (Poppy chalk ink from Hero Arts)

Class will meet on Thursday, September 6th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  If you have any questions, or need to reserve your stamping spot, please call All About Pictures at 364-4141.  See you stamping soon~Kim

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

August Coloring Class

Hi everyone, Hummingbirds are everywhere, but soon will be heading south,so I thought this great northwoods stamp would be an appropriate image to color! So get your Prisma Colored pencils together and come join the fun!
Bring your regular crafting kit and the following items; Stampin Up ticket punch, Glue dots, Creative Memories Oval cutter and Bow Easy.

Prisma Colored Pencils: PC926 Carmine Red, PC923 Scarlet Lake, PC122 Permanent Red, PC1032 Pumpkin Orange, PC988 Marine Green, PC 1091 Green Ochre, PC1005 Limepeel, Pc1090 Kelp Green, PC 941 Light Umber, PC948 Sepia.

Class is Thursday Aug. 16th at 6pm. Hope to see you there.

                                                                             Please call AAP at 364-4141 to sign up for class. 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Cardmaker's Day Camp

Letterpress Class-This is a different Letterpress technique!

Fun Folds Class-Use your Scoring tool in new ways!!

Resin flowers Class-Oh-my the Embellishments!

Have you signed up to come and stamp the day away?  Are you ready to make some new papercrafting friends?  Would you like to win some prizes?  How about some good food??!!  All About Pictures have some good cooks, too, you know!  Please call the store at 364-4141 if you have any questions at all, we'd love to have you there!  Hours are from 9am to 9pm, but you can come and go as you please.   There are still opening for classes-but you've got to call !!!! 

August Card Caboodle Class

Hello Stampers!  There's been a slight change in plans from what some of you saw as samples for August's class.....but fortunately, there are many wonderful paper companies out there who are able to satisfy my needs!!!!  (HeeHee....not too mention ribbon companies, bling companies, stamp companies)  OK-mental head slap-FOCUS!  Back to the caboodle!  There are 8 cards total, with 8 different sketches, but still all very clean and simple in design. For those of you who are wondering about the buttons and bows,  I will happily tie anything you want on your card!  Here are the extra supplies to bring to class besides your basic crafting kit:
Scoring tool
Foam pop dots
Corner rounder
Circle stamp/Phrase images to fit 1 1/2" circle punch (I used Penny Black's " ....Wishes" set)
1 1/2" circle punch
Real Estate Tag punch
Border punch (scallop, Apron lace,etc)
Stamp blocks
Versamark ink
Pale gold ink (Straw distress ink, or chalk ink-preferably not pigment ink)
Red ink (Dye or chalk, but preferably not pigment ink)

Class is scheduled for Thursday evening August 30th, from 6:30 to 9pm.  If you have any questions or need to reserve your stamping spot, please call All About Pictures at 364-4141.  See you stamping soon~Kim

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hello stampers!  It's back to school time, and if the kiddos get to use crayons, can we!  This month we're going to be playing with another resist technique, and some bright happy colors.  Here are the extra supplies to bring to class besides your basic crafting kit:

White crayon
Black Stazon ink
Line art stamp image (not solid, and not too detailed-can be a background stamp)/stamp block
Sponge daubers (finger daubers)
Raspberry/Bright pink dye ink (Adirondack)
Aqua dye ink (Broken china distress ink)
Coral dye ink
1 1/2" and 1 3/4" circle punches
1/8" score tape
Black dye ink
Sentiment stamp
Foam pop dots

Class is scheduled for Thursday evening August 2nd from 6:30 to 8:30.  If you have any questions or need to reserve your stamping spot, please call All About Pictures at 364-4141.  See you stamping soon!~Kim

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Have you reserved your space for CARD CAMP?????
It's not too late to sign up for camp.
Call the store for details.

Copic 2 July Class

This month we will color these cute images from Sweet November.
You will see an Ice Cream and Candy theme.
These guys are fun and simple to color.

Class is July 24th from 6 to 8pm.  Bring all your markers and card making supplies.
Call the store to register for class.  364-4141. Also, don't forget to save your space for CARD CAMP!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Card Camp Class - Scene Stamping

Learn how to brayer with dye inks, mask and  build a scene with multiple stamps. We will make  2 cards using this technique in class that you will be able to take home.Card Day Camp is approaching soon,so call AAP at 364-4141 to sign up now!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Card Camp Class - Colorblocking

Color blocking in the simplest sense is the arrangement of elements on your card in a geometrical pattern.  You will learn and apply the theory of color blocking on your cards.  When class is finished, you will complete seven cards and have a great understanding of what colorblocking is all about. 
*  cards shown may differ as to what you create in class

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Card Camp Class Announcement - Resin Flowers

Would you like to make your own
resin/polymer flowers?
You will learn to make your own molds and then
have the opportunity to make
polymer flowers from that mold.

If you are a scrappbooker or card maker,
these fun dimensional shapes add the extra
pazazz to any project.
Please check the blog for a supply list
and additional information about this class.
example of mold

Hurry and reserve your space for Card Camp and sign up for the great classes that will be offered.

Details are below on the blog or call the store if you have questions.  319-364-4141

Friday, June 22, 2012

Cardmaker's Day Camp

Letterpress Class

Are you wondering what the Cardmaker's Day Camp has planned?  Here's a picture of one of the planned classes......more information is coming out really soon!

It's Time For Camp!!!

We are so excited to announce 
All About Pictures 
1st Cardmaker's Day Camp.

     Stamp the day away at                                                          Cardmakers’ Day Camp
Come join All About Pictures teachers on
August   4, 2012      9am-9pm
3117 1st Ave SE (the old Kenwood House)
 “Camp” will consist of:  Space for your paper crafting and cardmaking, cardmaking classes, card challenges, lunch, snacks and prizes!!
What to Bring:  Any project you want to work on and supplies needed to complete those projects, glass mat or hard service for stamping, die cut machines and other tools.
Table Space: You will have your choice of sharing an 8 foot table($25 per person or a 6 foot table ($30 per person) that would be great to paper craft on and hold your personal Rubber Rummage Sale!!
Classes: We will be offering 6 classes during the day.  Each class costs $20 and you may sign up for them when you register. Class samples can be viewed on the blog @
Card Challenges: Each teacher will be putting together a card challenge. Try one or try them all!!  They are meant to spark your creativity.  Everyone will vote and the winner of each challenge will receive a prize!! Card challenges will be posted 2 weeks before the event on the blog.
Lunch: Will be served from 11:30 -1:30. Water will be available throughout the day and soda will be available for purchase.
Prizes:  Will be awarded throughout the day! Stamps, Inks, paper and other stamper friendly prizes!!
Preregistration is required and tables are available on a first come first serve basis. Registration closes on July 31st.  Call 319-364-4141 for more information.

Card Camp Unique Folds Class

So would you like to learn how to make some cards using unique folds?  This class is for you.  We will make 4 cards during the class.  

Spring Fold
Triangle Fold
Gate Fold (with band closure)

Spring Fold

Triangle Fold

Gate Fold

(Example shown are for style and the paper option may vary)

Don't wait to late, reserve your space soon!
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

July Sympathy Caboodle

Hello stampers!  I've had some sad occasions lately where I've needed some more serious cards, and I thought you probably do to, so I've got another sympathy caboodle for you.  Here's the extra supplies to bring to class besides your basic crafting kit:
Brown ink (dye or chalk)
Scoring tool
Botanical silhouette stamps/blocks (leaves, flowers,etc)
Sentiment stamps
Creamy brown ink (chalk or dye)
Soft pool ink (Chalk or dye turquoise)
3/4" x 1 1/2" oval punch
1 3/4" circle punch
2" scalloped circle punch
Caramel colored ink (chalk or dye)
Class is scheduled for Thursday, July 12th from 6:30 to 9 pm and repeated again on
Tuesday, July 17th, from 6:30 to 9 pm.  If you have any questions or need to reserve your stamping spot, please call All About Pictures at 364-4141.  See you stamping soon....~Kim~

July Card Club

Hello stampers!  This is another clean and simple design, that I think you'll have fun with!  If you've got stamps that have coordinating dies to match, this is the time to use them.  Here's what to bring to class besides your basic crafting kit:
Water based markers (I used moss green, pale plum and a deep plum, but with the neutral background, you can bring whatever coordinating colors you'd like)
Flower silhouette with matching die
Die cut machine
Foam pop dots
Text background stamp
"Plaid" border punch
Light tan dye ink (like Antique linen distress ink)
Small sentiment stamp

Class is scheduled for Thursday, July 5th from 6:30 to 8:30pm.  If you have any questions or need to reserve your stamping spot, please call All About Pictures at 364-4141.  See you stamping soon!  ~Kim~

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

June Scene Stamping Class

This Month's scene stamping class we will be learning how to use familiar stamps in different ways and how to mask them. If you haven't done scene stamping before and would like to try , come join us Thursday June 28 at 6pm. Call AAP at 364-4141 to sign up for class. Besides your regular crafting supplies you will need the  to bring the following items: Stampscape stamps 049G Lakeside Cove Lg, 150E Pine Row, 196F Pine Tree,105E Cloud with Moon,119F Cloud Bar, if you don't have these stamps, there will be some to share. Dye based inks; Memento; Black,Rhubarb Stalk, London Fog, Adirondack; Lemon Yellow, Butterscotch and Currant, stipple brushes, small round brushes or stylus with foam tip, white gel pen. Hope to see you in class for a fun time. Lynette

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Beginning Copic Class

Don't wait until the last minute to sign up for the next Beginning Copic Class.  This will probably be the last class we will start until 2013.  This class will be on Tuesday nights beginning June 24th.  The classes are scheduled from 6 - 8pm and will run about 8 months.  We will cover Introduction to Copic, Techniques, How to Color with Copic's and Basic Air Brushing.  This class will prepare you to move on the Advanced class that we offer.

Call the store today and reserve your space.


Monday, June 11, 2012

The wait is almost OVER!

I don't think we will be serving Margarita's, but you might find some smores!!  
Summer Card Camp.
Information here tomorrow.