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First Guest Teacher in the NEW STUDIO

First Guest Teacher in the NEW STUDIO

I am over the moon about starting up in a brand new studio.  The move has been an extraordinary amount of work but also a blessing beyond belief.  If you are interested in the long version of the story just ask.  I love talking about the miracles!

It is wildly appropriate that my dear friend Stephanie is our first guest teacher in the new space.  I could not have asked for a more fitting kick off our new chapter on Race Street.

Read on to see what you will be making in the workshops and click the class title for more information and to register.

8/10/2017 (Thursday)
The Hanging Hearts with Stephanie Ackerman
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Rip, stamp, layer, stitch…this workshop is filled with all kinds of lovely handiwork.  Stephanie takes you through the process of layering your very own hanging hearts stuffed with a bit of cotton and stitched with love…You’ll be hooked!


8/11/2017 (Friday)
Stephanie Ackerman: Mixed & Stitched
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
$148 (includes lunch)

When you leave perfection and hesitation at the door and come in with an open heart and mind to create something without measuring, planning, placing or coordinating, something amazing happens. You relax and enjoy the process…that is, until you poke your finger with a needle.

I am excited to not only teach you to look at fabrics and felts a little differently, I am excited to sit and create right alongside you. Join me for an entire day of simple stitching, collaging felts and fabrics together, scrap swapping, lunch and finger poking at some point. The most difficult part of this new day long Mixed & Stitched Workshop is dividing the floss into strands and threading the dang needle, I promise.


“My name is Stephanie Ackerman. I am an ordinary girl who is living an extraordinary life where I get to do what I love for a living. I am a regular girl who loves God, my family, my friends, my neighbours, my church, my kids’ school, and the teachers who teach there.

I am a simple girl who loves to make things from paper, batter, fabric, dough (as in cookie dough), and paint…A LOT…probably more than the average person.

At any given moment I might be doing exactly what you are doing…praying, doodling, running, baking, car pooling, stitching, watching my boys skate, surfing, boogie boarding, playing soccer, helping with homework, doing laundry and then doing more laundry, REALLY loving felt, dropping boys off at skate park, volunteering at the kids’ school, reorganizing the “Shead-Teau,” turning trash into treasures, sewing, did I mention doing laundry???”


Lisa Guerin is coming to town!


Just over a week and Lisa Guerin will be here.  We are so excited for her return.

Saturday Night, June 2nd she will be teaching a paper dolls class.  Lisa is an absolute genius with stamps and this workshop gives you all her tips and tricks and access to her amazing collection of stamps too!

We are offering a special deal for anyone who signs up for this class you can have access to ANY of our STAMPS in the shop for an amazing 35% off!  Yes..even the brand spankin new Character Constructions shown here:

Here are some pix from last time Lisa was in town:

Here is the link to sign up for the Paper Dolls Class on Saturday, June 2nd from 6-10pm

**Note** We NEED at least 4 students to make this class a “Go”…it will be a very intimate creative time with Lisa that you won’t want to miss out on!

In the mail today..


Lisa sent a lovely package containing a tag, stamping samples and a sign advertising the weekend….

Even though the date for Friday night is the 5th (not the 6th)….

Call to get your name on the list.  You won’t want to miss out.

It has been pointed out to me that “even if you aren’t a stamper, you will enjoy this workshop…Lisa is so creative..it is inspiring just being around her”


Also…I will be placing orders with some of the stamp companies her collection comes from.  Workshop attendees get a 25% discount on their order AND a $20 voucher for product or future classes in the studio.

Lisa’s Coming to town…


We are so excited that Lisa is bringing her toys and coming to play!

Check out this exciting stash of papers she is bringing:

Sign up for her workshop on Friday night, November 5th

Stamp Your Heart Out Party!

What is a stamp your heart out party you ask? CRAZY ART FUN!

You will get a wonderful kit that includes:
Assorted papers pack, Ephemera & A Black Ink Pad. Learn all kinds of stamping tricks and techniques with Lisa Guerin as she let’s us play with her personal rubber stamp collection! This will be a great opportunity to watch Lisa demonstrate her incredible stamping “eye” and style, all while creating your own image library with Lisa’s stamps!

Some of the Stamps in Lisa’s collection include:
Character Constructions
Acey Deucy
Invoke Arts
Stamper’s Anonymous
Post Modern Design
Stampington & Co.

You can check out her blog