Monday, June 27, 2016


I'm happy to present to you the class selections for the fall, 2016 retreat near Asheville, NC.   If you are coming to retreat, please read all the class options and then email me a list of the classes you would like to take.  You can just email ( the class #'s.  These classes are listed in the order that the classes will run.   The teachers have spent hours of their time putting the classes together, and I think they have done a wonderful job!

For more information about our retreat, see the block to the right or email me at  I will be happy to send you everything you need to know to sign up!  We only have 7 slots available, so hurry and contact me ASAP for more info!

Class #1 - Friday @ 2 p.m. - Carey Dewalt - ONE SHEET WONDER - $15

In this class we will make 9 Christmas cards and one mini box out of one piece of the "This Christmas" Designer Series Paper.  We will use the "Oh, What Fun" stamp set featured on page 31 of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  Cost includes:  1 sheet "This Christmas" designer series paper, Very Vanilla card stock, Cherry Cobbler coordinating card stock, 1/8" ribbon, glue dots and dimensionals. 

Supplies and tools needed:  12" trimmer, scissors, tape runner or glue of choice and a bone folder.

Optional tools (I will have these tools on hand, but if you have your own, please bring them):
simply scored tool , 2" circle punch and a 2-1/2" circle punch.

Class #2 - Friday @ 7 p.m. - June Welch and Peggy Taylor - PLAYFUL PALETTE - $14

In this class we’ll be using the Playful Palette Suite to tap into our inner artist as we combine some of the trendy new in colors and stamp sets with some “old friends” to create 4 cards with envelopes and a post-it note holder.  Use these as gifts or enjoy them yourself.

Materials used include:  Painters’ Palette Stamp Set, Playful Palette DSP, Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape, and a variety of current sentiments.
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”  Pablo Picasso

Class #3 - Saturday @ 9 a.m. - Alvie Dielman - HOLIDAY HAPPINESS - $11

For this class you will make five (5) projects which will take you from Halloween through Christmas.  1)  Owl Mini Hershey Bar-Treat Holder, 2) Curvy Pumpkin, 3) Vintage Leaves double slider card, 4) Mingle Flip Top Box and 5) Christmas Tree Double gift card holder.  Most pieces will be pre-cut and pre-scored.   Written instructions for all projects will be included.

Supplies Used:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Gorgeous Grung, Vintage Leaves, Endless Wishes, Mingle All the Way and Lots of Joy stamp sets.  This Christmas Specialty, Brights Stack, Gold Foil and retired Halloween designer papers will be supplied.

You will need to bring to class:  Tombow glue or glue of your choice, double sided tape, tear and tape adhesive or sticky strip, scissors/snips and a bone folder.

Class #4 - Saturday @ 2 p.m. - Sheri Bradley - GIFTS x 4 - $12

This class uses the beautiful stamp set Floral Phrases along
with the Detailed Floral Thinlits. We will make 4 gift bags
and 4 cards with matching envelopes. The sentiment is
Happy Birthday.  Please bring your favorite adhesive. A
fine-tip glue pen would help also. 

Class #5 - Saturday @ 7 p.m. - Shannon Virtue - WILD ABOUT WASHI - $15

From the master of mass producing beautiful cards, Shannon will share some of her secrets in this Washi class.  Supplies used: Pop of Pink Washi Tape, Affectionately Yours Washi Tape, Playful Palette Washi Tape and Floral Boutique Washi Tape.  Class includes 6 different cards using washi tape and multiple 3D items using Washi Tape. 

WOW ... THAT'S A LOT TO CHOOSE FROM.   Get your class orders to me ASAP as some teachers have set class-size limits.   You don't want to miss out!  

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

New Annual Catalog Starts Today!

Yahoo! A brand new Catalog with a ton of beautiful new products. Click on the catalog image to the right, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a fun shopping experience!  Then simply click on the shop now Dancing Hippo to the right and you can have everything sent right to your home. Use the hostess code number CM92ZWBY and be eligible for the free product drawing at the end of the month.

Congratulations to Zoe Clements who is the lucky winner of $25 of new products from the May drawing. You could be the winner next month, just don't forget to use the hostess code when you place your order.

HAPPY Shopping!

Brand new in-colors!