Thursday, December 13, 2012

Full lineup of paperEd Classes

paperEd is the education program designed by the genuii at Michael's to spread the papercrafting love. I'm a huge fan. You can play with just about any technique you've been afraid to try, test drive those die cutting machines you've been deciding on, or make a lovely home decor piece. Here's the full lineup of the classes that I can offer at Michaels. I try to make sure to include a card class, a scrapbook page class, a mini album or decor class at least one crop night, and a smash class every month. I also put in whatever else my schedule can afford.

As soon as we are consistently filling seats in classes, I'll be scheduling more.....

Altered Canvas (collage on a canvas!)
Card Tricks - Stamped
Card Tricks - Punched
Cricut Card Tricks: Sophisticated
Cricut Expression Test Drive
Flower WOW!
Martha Stewart - Crafter's Clay Techniques
Mini Card Tricks (NEW!)
Paper Bag Mini Album
Paper Crowns
Paper Party (Happy Birthday America)
Pink Party
Project ME (NEW!)
Sketched Out (scrapbook page, using a sketch)
Sketched Out 2 (new sketch!)
Sizzix Test Drive
Smashed: A Class for Smash
Spellbinders Test Drive
Stamping Gear
Texture WOW!
tINKer Time Distress and Shimmer (a Tim Holtz extravaganza!)

Rest of December and January class calendars

Hi folks!

Here's the calendar for the rest of December, and the month of January.  Sorry they are late, like the rest of the world, the beginning of December kind of got away from me. Need something to look forward to?? PaperEd is putting out several new classes in February!  Watch for them on the February calendar.

As always, if you are interested in a particular topic or kind of  class, let me know. I'm always willing to add the classes that people are most interested in. I'll post a list of the complete paperEd lineup in a separate post, so that you know what there is to choose from. :-)

Here we go...

December 18, 6-8 pm Mini Paper Bag album
---bring your favorite christmas stuff, and make a fun mini album in just one night!
December 20, 6-8 pm Smashed - A Class for Smash
---seen the smash(tm) line but don't know where to start? I'll show you how!

January 6, 13, 20 and 27, 4:30 to 6:30 pm, Spotted Canary School
---This is a beginner scrapbooking course for the newbie, but also offers some great design, lettering and photo information for someone who has been scrapbooking for awhile. See the poster in the store for more information, or contact me!  Take home guide is included in the price of the class.
January 8, 6-8 pm tINKer Time
---play with Tim Holtz inks and practice techniques on tags that you can use in projects.
January 12, 9:30-11:30 am, Smashed - A class for Smash
---seen the smash(tm) line but don't know where to start? I'll show you how!
January 15, 6-8 pm, project ME
---use the new Creative Chaos line, or a Smash journal and learn techniques to brighten up the book with information about...YOU.
January 19, 5-9 pm, $5 crop
---use the time to work on projects!
January 22, 6-8 pm, Punched Card Tricks
---make several different cards using a single punch
January 24, 5-9 pm, $5 crop
---another chance to work on those projects, with access to the classroom tools!
January 27, 2:30-4:30 pm, Cricut Card Tricks
---Use the Sophisticated cartridge to make four great new cards. Get more comfortable with your Cricut, or try it before you buy it!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October and November class schedule

OK, so by now some of you are aware that I started scheduling scrapbooking classes at our local Michael's craft store. (can we say....dream job, anyone?) NOW, I say schedule, because as of yet, no one has actually signed up for any classes, and therefore I haven't actually taught any classes. :-) The day will come, I'm sure. In the interest of having class information available, here is the schedule for the rest of October and November.

October 16 (today!) Mini Paper Bag Album 6-8 pm
October 18 - $5 Crop
October 23 - Punched card tricks 6-8 pm
October 30 - Altered Canvas Trio 6-8 pm

November 3 - $5 Crop (tentative)
November 4 - Cricut Off the Page (Quilted Christmas) 2-4 pm
November 4, 11, 18 and 25 - Spotted Canary School (beginning scrapbook and design) 4:30-6:30 pm
(for more information on Spotted Canary - try this...
November 6 - Very Merry Card Tricks 6-8 pm
November 8 - Flower WOW 10-12 am
November 10 - Altered Canvas Trio 5-7 pm
November 13 - Countdown to the Holidays (scrapbook page) 6-8 pm
November 20 - SmashED Class (Smash booking for beginners, new techniques) 6-8 pm
November 25 - Vintage Card Tricks (Holiday theme) 2-4 pm
November 27 - Classic Holiday Card Tricks 6-8 pm

You enroll in classes by calling the store, or by visiting the cashier and asking for the class. Costs vary some - and you provide supplies from your stash. When in doubt about supplies CALL ME. Use things that appeal to you or you already have, not necessarily what is listed on the class syllabus. Bring a basic tool kit (trimmer, scissors, adhesive, black pen) and whatever else you think you might need. The instructor, or the the classroom will provide any remaining tools.

NOTE: The instructor provides prizes to all who register and come to class. You never know what that might be!

Again, call me if you have any questions at all. Not sure what the syllabus means? Come anyway....we can work out things so your projects get made. Special requests for classes? Let me know that, too! :-) Hope to see you there!  --vb