Wednesday, March 28, 2007


It's already the end of March! It just seems like it was January yesterday! Maybe it is all those tree limbs still piled up on the sides of the road...

I'm putting together the April Class Schedule and do we have some GREAT classes coming up for both April and May! Lots of stuff for Mother's Day already in the works. I'll give you an idea of what the classes for April and May will be, but you'll have to wait for pictures and full description to be posted as they're done. I'm putting the finishing touches on several of the classes while working on the Mother's Day classes. Here is a list of the classes, with times, dates, descriptions and costs coming later. Most classes are $12,but some are less! Some of these will be offered at Hobby Lobby, but since I only have two time slots with them, I am offering them here at the home studio too. A few of these classes can also be taken at Stampers Studio, and several are exclusive here at the Conquest Keepsakes Studio. I am also planning a three-project all day bash with dinner and a movie May 5th. They will all be Mother's Day Projects, but we'll have some swap options too. Look for the Hobby Lobby board to be up sometime this weekend (March 30/31). Without further ado, here is the list:

Beady Easter Pail (a $6 class and too cute! Comes with a bag of candy—of course!)
Butterfly Clock
Days to Celebrate (Birthday/Anniversary book)
Lovable You Journal
Greeting Card Pail (be ready with a greeting card at your fingertips!)
Altered Clipboard
Paper Purse (break out those Crop-a-diles again and make a spring purse!)
Spring Keepsake Box
Travel Pail with Journal (Picture Pail)
Mom in Flowers Mini Album
Thanks for Being a Mom Mini Album
Support Our Troops/Patriotic Pail (for pictures, letters, and memorabilia)
Love Mom/Love Dad Wall Hanging
Reasons We Love Mom/Dad Explosion Box

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

New Classes!

Ok, better late than never. Nothing like a few health issues to mess up a good plan! But here we are with the long-awaited chipboard purse! Ta Da! So, the two classes I am doing for what's left of March at Hobby Lobby are the Recipe Pail and the Chipboard purse (yeah, the schedule says Explosion Box but I bumped it to the following week). As you know, you can always call to see if we have any alternative dates for these classes. My good friend Kristi has volunteered to let us use her training room when she is not in class if we need to do a class on a date that is not open at Hobby Lobby. Later, I'll be posting the classes we are doing at Stamper's Studio, so you'll have all kinds of choices for crafting! We have lots of good projects just waiting to burst onto the scene, so be watching. Kristi got KO'd by the flu last week, so here is praying that she will continue to feel better every day! We just LOVE her awesome attitude! To register for any class you see here, call 429-4059. If we can't get to the phone, PLEASE leave a message with your name and number and we will get back to you as soon as possible! You can also email me at

This is a cute pail to put all of your recipes in. The outside is decorated in fabric and ribbons and the inside has divider cards using the Daisy D papers with each of our favorite selections of food across the top of the cards. Inside you will also find four plates with magnets to hold your favorite recipe while you are cooking.

What you will need to purchase: the pail (Item #180729, $3.99) and the ribbons you want to decorate your handle with. It doesn't take much, you can purchase by the foot of each color and have enough to use. I used 7 different ribbons plus one really wide ribbon. Ribbon runs about 25 cents a yard, so it should be pretty cheap! I'll provide everything else, including the ribbon on the pail itself (red velvet and brown/cream stripe).

Cost of this class: $12 I only have enough to do 9 pails with this fabric, so sign up early!

Dates: North Side: March 15th & 22nd, South Side: March 16th & 23rd

Supplies and Tools you must bring: Modge Podge, scissors, emery board (finger nail file, big one), pop dots (foam ones), glue dots, mini glue dots. paint brush for Modge Podge.

This purse is the same size as the paper purse, but now it has the strength of chipboard! With this purse, I've used hard handles and we've sandwiched chipboard between the papers. You'll have to see it to believe it! A great gift for Mom for Mother's day. This class is not for the faint of heart. It will take approximately four to five hours to complete (maybe longer depending on how fast you work). Lots of punching with the Crop-a-dile, sewing is probably easier on this one than paper. The class is on the schedule either as a two-part class at south side, or a 4 hour class at north side. You can call to see if I have added a weekend workshop, which would be on a Saturday.

What you will need to purchase: 3 pieces of decorative 12 x 12 paper for the outside of the purse, 3 pieces of smooth (not the Bazzill or cardstock with texture) cardstock to coordinate with your outside papers to put on the inside of the purse, approximately 7 yards of 3/8" ribbon to match your papers (no bigger or smaller--you can also cut fabric at about 3/8" wide and use fabric strips to sew your purse as I did mine), any trim you want at the top (still 1 yard for that), and hard handles (or you can still use ribbon--1 1/3 yard for each set). Everything else provided (contact paper, chipboard, grommets, chains, needle, clips, Xyron/Spray Mount and templates).

Cost for this class: $20

North Side: March 29th 1-5p, April 19th 1-5p, April 26th, 1-5p
South Side: March 30th, 1-3p, Part 1; April 4 1-3p Part 2 at North Side; April 20th 1-3p Part 1, April 27 1-3p Part 2 (all South Side).

Tools and Supplies you must bring: scissors, ruler, pencil, brayer (not a must, but extremely helpful), Tacky Tape and a Crop-a-dile.