Friday, November 26, 2010

Magnolia Ink is in

The Christmas Edition of Magnolia Ink has finally arrived; along with a restock of some of the stamps. Here's a card I made last weekend using the Tilda with Fir stamp again but in a different color palette.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

get ready!

Happy Thanksgiving to all

May you all be blessed with lots to be Thankful for this Holiday season.

I am thankful for all of you who have supported me throughout the year. Thank you.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Suzanne Dean Classes - Registration Now Open

Want to get in on the Copic Marker Craze!

Want to learn how to master these markers?

**Take a Class from Instructor Suzanne J Dean**

Suzanne has been using and teaching about Copics for 3 years

and runs a successful Online Copic Classroom and is taking her classes on the road!

She is also a freelance designer for many craft companies around the world!

Check out her online classroom and blog to find out more info about her and see her work:

Color Me Creative Classroom:

ScrapBitz Blog:


Two Classes Offered:

Beginner/Intermediate Class

You will learn how to get comfortable with the markers, learn light sourcing, shading

and highlighting along with other practical techniques to bring your coloring to life!

5 hours for $90 (35 min. break)

Advanced Class

We go over a lot of fun but more difficult techniques—you MUST have experience using your markers and be ready for advanced techniques. If you take the Basic/Interm. Class you WILL be ready for this class. You must know the BASICS because I will not repeat those lessons in the Advanced Class!

We will learn all about advanced shading and coloring techniques and fun ways to use your Copics. Both classes are HANDS ON INSTRUCTION!!

4 hours for $80 (35 min break)

*Copics and images/paper provided

(a supply list will be emailed to students so you can bring your own copics if you like)

*All students receive a packet of information pertaining to each class

*All students receive a goody bag from the Color Me Creative Classroom with sample products

*Students need to bring their own drinks and snacks (and/or lunch)

**15 people minimum in each class with a maximum of 24 students

Class Information Sheet
ALL CLASSES are HANDs-On Instruction

Beginner/Intermediate Class Skills:

(5 hours with 35 min. break--$90)

This is not a Certification Class—this is to learn coloring techniques!

*briefly learn about the basics of Copics and how they work/tips & tricks

*get comfortable with the markers and laying down color lightly

**Learn how to "f-l-i-c-k" layer/blend colors
*choosing successful color combos and layer colors

*learn about light sources and how to create dimension in your coloring

*shading and highlighting techniques (light & shadow)

*creating good skin tone and hair colors

*shading round objects

*coloring white

*Bridging Colors

*multi-liner pens & Spica pens

*Colorless Blender Techniques/Review

*Blues, Pinks, Browns, Yellows


Advanced Class Skills:

(4 hours with 35 min. break--$80)

This class features harder techniques and colors! You need to know the basics before you take this class as I do not repeat that information. If you take the Beg/Interm. Class YOU WILL be ready for this class!

*coloring with reds and black (the most difficult to blend)

*advanced hair coloring

*glassy objects, round objects
*feathering and background techniques

*coloring landscape

*coloring textured items


*coloring folds, pleats, ruffles with light sourcing


*high contrast coloring

*intro to airbrushing

Each Student receives a goody bag of sample products from the Color Me Creative Clasroom

Each student receives a take-home manual filled with tutorials and information

Copics, Paper & Images provided

(supply lists will be emailed to students if they want to bring their own Copics)


April 16th & 17th, 2011

Classes will be held at

Inspiration Station

13 Furnace Ave
Stafford Springs, CT

(860) 684-2641

Beg/Intermediate Class TOTAL is $90

Advanced Class TOTAL is $80

(the pre-fees below are just to hold your spot, balance due 3 weeks before)

April 16th, 2011--Stafford Springs, CT

Beg/Intermediate Class starts at 9 am thru 2:30 pm
Advanced Class starts at 3:10 pm thru 7:30 pm

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April 17th, 2011--Stafford Springs, CT

Beg/Intermediate Class starts at 9 am thru 2:30 pm
Advanced Class starts at 3:10 pm thru 7:30 pm

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to post a very overdue update so let's get started. First of all, our classes are ROCKIN' at The Inspiration Station! We have all been cranking out the class samples and the class wall looks great. The classes are filling up very quickly, in fact, the Sunday class for the Christmas Printer's Tray and the morning Copic Christmas Class are both SOLD OUT. Time is just flying by and we only have a few more Christmas card classes before the big holiday.

Terry & I are also packing up to go to our annual Scrapbook Weekend at Ridin' Hy Ranch in Warrensburg, NY the weekend before Thanksgiving. It is a business trip but we enjoy it so much its almost like a mini vacation. This year we will be teaching classes at the ranch in addition to setting up a marketplace for the other croppers. We each have a layout class planned and I was also nominated to teach a Cricut class. This year there are over 90 croppers signed up for the weekend.

We have started our annual Wish List sign up. Come in and fill up yours before Thanksgiving and we'll give you a FREE gift! We'll keep the list on file to help your family and friends shop for you this season. Be sure to add a good variety of items both large and small; sometimes gifter's want to splurge and other times they are just looking for stocking stuffers; the more choices they have the better. Also, if there is an item that you REALLY want make sure we know. Items can sell out quickly this time of year and we don't always have time to reorder- if we know in advance, we can be sure to hold it for you.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

The holidays are fast approaching

The holidays are fast approaching and we are running out of days to put things onto the calendar. Our November calendar is jam-packed with classes and December has been filled up to the week before Christmas. From then until New Year's our teachers are taking a break and then we will start all over again.

Here's a look at some of what they are doing.
November Card Club: Nov. 8th 10am, Nov 9th 6pm, Nov 16th 6pm.
Christmas Cards Nov. 18th 10am & 6pm

Copic Christmas Cards Nov 22nd 10am & 6pm.Terry & Dawn also have their Layout Classes planned for November & December.

Donna will have a Christmas Printer's Tray on Friday, Dec 3rd at 10am

Our crop schedule is as follows:
  • Friday, Nov. 5th 5Pm-10pm
  • Friday, Nov. 12th 5pm-10pm
  • Friday, Nov. 26th 10am-6pm (includes lunch)

Store Calendar

Class sample slideshow