Monday, April 30, 2012

Kathy's Back!

Kathy has two classes planned for May and they are all about technique!

First up is the new theme, Thursday Techniques with Kathy! Two class class times are offered, either 11:30-1:30 or 6-8pm. As always Kathy has loaded these cards with innovative ways to use inks along with interesting combinations of stamps and embellishes. Here's a peek at the cards to kick off this great class:

Class fee: $15.00
Supplies to bring if you have them...otherwise, we'll share
Craft sheet
Blending sponges
Glue/glue dots
distressing tool
one mini mister
small hole punch

Ranger Distress Inks:
Walnut Stain
Vintage Photo
Forest Moss
Faded Jeans
Wild Honey

Stamps I used are all from the Artistic Outpost set "Charles and Amelia"

Kathy's second class this month is all about a new product: Distress Markers! In this class you will get a chance to "Try it before you buy it"!

Kathy has chosen 2 beautiful new Impression Obsession stamps to show you how to wonderful results with the new Distress Markers! This class will meet on Saturday May 19 at 1:00pm. Class fee is $15.00.

"Try them before you Buy them" Tim Holtz' Distress Markers....
Kathy will show you what all the fuss is about the distress markers as you color
these two Impression Obsession Stamped images (watering can and water pitcher)
You will also use her distress ink pads with your water color brush..Second technique.

Only things you must bring to class:::
Craft mat.....water color brush (any kind).......patience...

Kathy will have the markers and the inks, you may bring any markers if you already have some.
The images will be on watercolor paper, and you will have two of each image, also a kit to finish the images into cards.

This class will focus on techniques for using the distress markers, so you will be doing a lot of coloring. 

Please call the store today to sign up for these classes, as well as the other classes we are offering this month. Go ahead and plan your creative activities for the month of May today!

For a calendar of classes at Stamp Fever in May click HERE

Friday, April 27, 2012

{Chunky} Fun with ATCs

The Stamp Fever ATC club has some incredibly talented artists....take a look for yourself!

These are Chunky ATCs, and they are a very popular trend right now. ATCs or Artist Trading Cards are mini pieces of art, measuring 2.5x3.5 inches. They are made to be traded with other artists. The chunky ATCs are blocks of wood that measure 2.5x3.5x1.5 inches. The opportunities for artistic expression increase when you add that new dimension.

Want to learn more about ATCs? Leave a comment and let us know.

Have a happy and creative weekend!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

First Look at Gina's New Coloring Class

Beautiful Spring Flowers!

Markers to bring are Spectrum colors CG1, CG2, PL1, PL2, OR1, PP3, PP1, CT4, CT3, CT1, TB1, DG3

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Announcing a Special Class with Lynette

Wednesday, April 25 at 1:00pm

Lynette has designed a lovely Shabby Chic gift set for Mother's Day or any special day. You will learn how to make your own chipboard and chipboard buttons.

Note Pad Gift Set

Please sign up today for this one of a kind class! 714 974-3552

Please bring your Basic Stamping Kit (Scissors, Memento Tuxedo Black ink or other black dye ink, variety of adhesives- glue, tape runner, glue dots, foam adhesive.)

Supply List: please bring these items if you have them
Technique Tuesday Stamp Set- Mon Amie Paris
Distress Ink- Old Paper
Liquid Adhesive-Scrappy Glue or Tacky Glue (you will need these to make the chipboard)
Crop-a-dile Corner Chomper (light aqua handles)
Ink Blending Tool with foam applicator

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Gina's Next Class

Sign up today for Gina's class on Saturday April 28 at 10am. She has created three gorgeous cards that will be perfect for Mother's Day or any special occasion.

Class Information:
Tuesday April 24 at 6:00pm
Saturday April 28 at 10:00am
Cost: $15.00
Call to sign up- 714 974-3552

Please bring to class-Basic stamp kit with brown and black ink, Scissors, pop dots and adhesive.

We will also use these supplies; if you have them please bring them to class.
Distress Stains: Scattered Straw, Tea Dye, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy, Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose.

Penny Black- Soft Wings, Gratitude, Delicate Pattern
Hero Arts: Small Solid Flower, Music Background, Vine Background
LaBlanche: Rose Blossom

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Stamping 103: Technique Class with Nancy

Faber-Castell's new Design Memory Craft line includes Gelatos, a fabulous new product for adding rich, gorgeous color to your projects.

Nancy is teaching a technique class as part of her Stamping 103 series titled "Gelatos on Canvas" which will cover techniques for using Gelatos.

Here's a look at the class projects:

Close up detail of the water color effect on Sticky Back canvas.

Wednesday May 2 at 12:30pm
Class projects include a Card featuring Sticky Back Canvas and a 3x3 Mini Canvas Collage. Cost for the separate class is $20.00. All class attendees will have the opportunity to receive a Faber-Castell Mixed Media Sampler Set (valued at $15.00). We will tell you how at the class.

Please call Linda at Stamp Fever if you are interested in taking this technique class and/or to purchase Faber-Castell's Design Memory Craft line of Mixed Media products, including Gelatos! 714 974-3552

Monday, April 9, 2012

Take a Class with Katie!

If you missed Katie's last class you certainly won't want to miss this one too. She has designed 3 really fun and creative new cards to share with you this Saturday.
Class time is 10:00am on April 14, call Linda today to book your spot!

Now, how about a peek at those fabulous cards?

Two of these cards feature watercolor pencils and they all include some innovative design elements.

Just a reminder: Stamp Fever offers a 15% discount on all purchases to class participants on the day of the class.

Class Fee: $15.00
Supply List for Katie’s Watercolor Pencils Class
In addition to bringing your Basic Stamping Kit*, please bring the following items if you have them.

Hero Arts- Sending You Love Clear Set, Everyday Sayings Clear set, Old Letter Writing
Penny Black- Flower Festival
Lawn Fawn- Chevron Backdrops
Impression Obsession- Large Paisley
La Blanche- Meadow Flower

StazOn Black
Memento Tuxedo Black
Hero Arts Soft Pool Shadow ink
Distress inks- Faded Jeans, Vintage Photo

Other tools and supplies:
Watercolor pencils
Square punch
Uniball Gel Pen- White and Blue
Corner Chomper
Butterfly Die from Hero Arts Antique Flowers and Butterflies set

*Basic Stamping Kit contains Black Dye ink pad, Scissors, variety of adhesives including tape runner, pop dots, glue dots, liquid glue etc.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Coloring Class with Gina

It's time for another coloring class with Gina, and just look at these great designs! 

Class Times:

Saturday, April 7th at 11:00 and 1:30
Tuesday, April 10th at 6pm
Materials to bring to class:
Markers: Please bring your Spectrum and/or Copic Markers to class with you. 
**FYI - Linda received a new shipment of Spectrum markers
If you don't color with markers but like the cards, bring your colored pencils.