Sunday, November 6, 2011

Remaining Classes in 2011

I just wanted to let you know that I have had to postpone my remaining Picture Perfect Pages and 12 Days of Christmas classes in November and December. 
I will be moving at the end of November and therefore need as much time as possible to pack up up my current home (especially my scrapbook room) and get ready to move into our new home...which I am so excited about.
I will be starting up my classes again in January of 2012 and hope to see you all again then!

Monday, October 10, 2011

October 2011 Classes

I absolutely LOVE the papers used in this months projects!  There will be two classes that are being held on Saturday, 10/29 and the monthly Picture Perfect Pages layout and card class on Thursday, 10/27.  See brief descriptions and supplies required for each class below.

Accordion Book (left) / Box for book (right)
ABC School Days Album
Date: Saturday - 10/29
Time: 10am - 1pm

Create this 8x8 accordion album that fits within a decorated box for great storage of your favorite school days.  This project uses many different Graphic 45 ABC Primer papers.
Supplies needed for class:  Black ink, ink applicator and standard class kit [trimmer, scissors, adhesive (tape runner, glue stick, glue pen) pop dots, glue dots, sandpaper or sanding tool, pen/pencil and ruler].

12 Days of Christmas - 2012 Calendar Tray
Date: Saturday - 10/29
Time: 2pm - 4:30pm

Create this 2012 year at a glance 7 Gypsies Artist Printer's Tray calendar using the Simple Stories Generations paper line.
Supplies needed for class: Vintage Photo Distress ink, ink applicator and standard class kit [trimmer, scissors, adhesive (tape runner, glue stick, glue pen) pop dots, glue dots, sandpaper or sanding tool, pen/pencil and ruler].

Picture Perfect Pages Layout & Card
Date: Thursday - 10/27
Time: 6pm - 7:30pm

Create a two page 12x12 layout and card using the Glitz Design Laced with Grace paper line. These papers are just perfect for fall. 
Supplies needed for class: Vintage Photo Distress ink, ink applicator and standard class kit [trimmer, scissors, adhesive (tape runner, glue stick, glue pen) pop dots, glue dots, sandpaper or sanding tool, pen/pencil and ruler].

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

8th Day of Christmas Tag

Hi ladies.  Here's the tag picture from the Christmas Canvas Book class.  Hope to see you again soon!

  1. Ink edges of tag and envelope with Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  2. Trim "HAPPY HO-HO HOLIDAYS" sticker just around the words.
  3. Ink the edges of BOTH of the stickers being used on the tag and envelope
  4. Fold the baker's twine in half.  Feed the loop end through the front of the tag and feed the open ends through the looped end over the top of the tag
  5. Adhere envelope to the front of the accordion booklet.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

July 2011 Classes


Class Date: Saturday 7/23/11
Class Time: 2-4:30pm
On the SEVENTH day of Christmas…I have brought you a vintage themed 10 page top flip Christmas album perfect for old or new photos of Christmas.

Supplies Needed for Class: Distress Ink – Walnut Stain, ink applicator, Walnut Stain Stickles, pop dots, glue dots, glue stick, your favorite adhesive normally used for scrapbooking, sanding tool or sandpaper. Optional supplies: Burgundy Stickles.


Do you remember how exciting it was getting that new box of crayons on the first day of school?  Do you remember how fun coloring was?  I find coloring very relaxing. 
Are you interested in learning more about COPIC markers?  If so, be sure to join me on July 23rd beginning at 10am.  I will be holding two classes with hands on instruction, while you practice the techniques taught during class using the THREE FREE PENS (SIX free if you take BOTH classes) that you will get,  plus written handouts of what we discussed for reference after class is over.  Come join me!  I do have to warn can be addicting!

Copic 101: Saturday 7/23 @ 10am
Learn the necessary basic information needed for using COPIC markers. Begin practicing and learning about blending techniques. As part of this class, you will get three markers to use during class and take home with you. This is a value of over $19 in product.

Copic 102: Saturday 7/23 @ Noon
Learn about and practice additional blending techniques, special effects and more. As part of this second class, you will get three markers to use during class and take home with you.  Different colors from the COPIC 101 class will be provided to help grow your marker collection.


It's Summertime!!!  No matter what your plans are during this summer...vacation or staycation I am sure you will be able to find the perfect photos for this month's Picture Perfect Pages layout.
Class Date: Thursday - 7/28/11
Class Time: 6-7:30pm


Supplies Needed for class: In addition to the CLASS KIT please bring Vintage Photo Distress Ink , FINE POINT scissors, ink applicator, glue dots, pop dots and glue pen.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Scrapbook Weekend 9/9/11 - 9/11/11

A few people were interested in the Scrapbook weekend that I went away to back in February.  It is put on by Theresa Murphy and Beth Boggis.  They are hosting another weekend on September 9-11, 2011.

Your scrapbook weekend will include:

• 2 night stay at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough MA.(double occupancy)
• breakfast Saturday morning
• Dinner Saturday night
• Brunch Sunday
• Your own 4 x 6 ft. table to scrap the weekend away from Friday 5 p.m. until Sunday 4 p.m.
• Coffee Friday evening
• Coffee and Dessert Saturday Evening
• Time to scrap, scrap, and scrap more
• Vendors bringing new items and old favorites
• Gifts, games, prizes, and tons of fun!!!!!!

Cost of this wonderful weekend: $285.00. Space is limited.
For more information, please contact Theresa Murphy via email:

Sunday, June 12, 2011

June Picture Perfect Pages Layout

Here's what we'll be making in the June Picture Perfect Pages class at Wiggles & Giggles using the Butterfly Garden paper collection from Pink Paislee.  This month we have a doiley theme.  You will make a two page 12x12 layout and a card during class.  Try any sepia toned photos to complete this layout.

Supplies needed for class:  Vintage Photo Distress Ink, ink applicator, fine tip scissors, adhesive, pop dots, glue pen, ruler pencil and trimmer.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

COPIC Summer Splash class rescheduled

The new date for the COPIC Summer Splash class has been changed from 6/11/11 to 8/27/11.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

On the 6th Day of Christmas...

I have brought to you something you can peek at before December 25th…it’s a peek into Santa’s living room. Create this adorable open wooden shadow box. This project uses over 10 different dies in addition to stamps, punches and embossing folders.

Supplies Needed: Distress Ink – Walnut Stain, ink applicator, black pop dots, black ½” Mega 3-D dots, scissors, adhesive, Basic Grey precision sanding kit (recommended) or your favorite sanding tool and a small emery board. Optional supplies: Stardust and Burgundy Stickles

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Spring Has Sprung

This month's layout class will be using the gorgeous pattern papers from Prima's Sparkling Spring Collection to create a shabby chic layout layering different patterned papers together, making paper ribbons to create a beautiful two page 12x12 layout and one card. These papers will remind you of spring, which is finally here! Supplies: In addition to the CLASS KIT please bring Distress Ink - Shabby Shutters, ink applicator and Stardust stickles (or another clear stickles is fine).

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Upcoming Happenings

Wow!  Another amazing turnout today for classes.  COPIC 101 and 102 were SOLD OUT.  It was great to meet more people that have been bitten by the COPIC bug (the additiction to these wonderful markers).  For those of you that were on the waiting list for these classes, we have two more lined up on Saturday, May 14th.  COPIC 101 will begin at 10am and COPIC 102 will begin at Noon.  If you are interested, please be sure to call Wiggles & Giggles to sign up as soon as possible so you can get a spot in the next class. 

More COPIC FUN coming your way!
Want to continue your COPIC learning and have some dedicated play time?  Then be sure to sign up for COPIC Spring Fling.  Not only will you learn some techniques with the airbrush system but we will be using different products to embellish your projects and you will learn how to make your own gable boxes that are perfect for any occassion.  Below are pictures of two the projects that you will make in class.
Supplies needed for class: Specific COPIC markers [B00, B02, BG10, R81, R85, YG0000, YG11, YG13 (YG17-optional), BV000, V12, E41, E43, E55, W0, W3 and 0 (blender pen)], sanding block/paper, standard class supply list (be sure to bring glue pen, glue dots, pop dots in addition to your normal adhesive).  Note:  If you are limited on your COPIC markers you can get by with bringing just the markers indicated above in blue). Date: Saturday - 4/9/11 @ 10am


12 Days of Christmas
More holiday spirit coming your way with this 5.5 x 8.5" album.  Lots of embellishments to complement these fabulous My Minds Eye papers.  We all have wonderful Christmas memories whether they are old or new.  This album would be a perfect location for capturing your memories to enjoy over and over again.  Due the binding of the book that will be done during class, kits will not be available for this class.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Upcoming March Classes

Picture Perfect Pages:

Make a two page 12 x 12 layout and one card in a masculine theme using Basic Grey blues, greens and brown pattern papers.
Supplies needed for class: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, ink applicator, ruler, pencil and the standard class supply kit
Date: 3/24/11
Time: 6pm (1.5 hours)

12 Days of Christmas:

On the third day of Christmas...make a vintage wooden hanging tree. Using vintage looking papers, detailed wooden embellishments and lots of sparkle because every tree should shine. Make this decoration for your home or a thoughtful handmade gift to another.
Supplies needed for class: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain (if you have a re-inker for this color bring this as well), ink applicator, your favorite standing tool (Basic Grey Sanding kit recommended), glue pen, craft knife, glossy accents or diamond glaze, thin paint brush and the standard class supply kit. Optional supplies if you have them: Distress Inks Peeled Paint and Fire Brick, burgandy stickles and heat gun.
Date: 3/26/11
Time: 2pm (2.5 hours)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Successful Scrapbook Weekend Away

I was in my glory this past weekend...what better than being able to scrapbook with no interruptions, no time restrictions, enough room to spread out (an entire table just for me) and a great friend by my side.  We began scrapping around 1pm on Friday by the time we set up and I went until about 2:30am was up early (6:30) the next morning and exercised, then shopped for a while (see below) and up until 4:30am and back up again at 8am and scrapped until 3:30pm when it was a sad time that we had to stop, pick up and hit the road...back to reality and no more scrapbook heaven :-)

I had a blast and accomplished so much!!!  Met some great new people and lots of projects completed or almost completed.  I am waiting to find the perfect embellishments for a couple, so more playing needed and a tool of mine broke so I need to finish another project once I replace the tool.  This weekend crop did do another thing for me and that was force me to learn how to use my Gypsy.  I have had it since the first day it was released and yes, I just used it for the first time this past weekend.  I love the convenience of this and I welded my first set of letters.  I was very excited about that!

We also took some time out of our day on Saturday to go to Absolutely Everything in Topsfield, Mass. OMG, I was in heaven!  They had a great selection of just what I like, so I was happy...and broke by the time I left - LOL.  They rang the bell at checkout, so those of you that may have gone there know what that means:-).  Lots of new things to try in my classes/projects.  I am really excited and cannot wait to try them all out as well as build them into my upcoming classes.  My mind was going a mile a minute in there.  I will definitely go back.

The crop was run by Theresa Murphy and her sister Beth.  They did a fabulous job and we are definitely going to be regulars at least each February.  They are still looking for a place for their early fall weekend crop.  There were a couple of different vendors (Patrice O'Keefe from Scrappinsheek and Siewleng Hiraldo from Time 2 Scrap )that had a really nice selection of product...and yes, I found more stuff to purchase.  I even took a class from Patrice and she showed me a transfer technique and use of some new products that will be used in upcoming classes.  Thanks Patrice!  Those creative juices were flowing.  Thanks to all of these ladies for a wonderful time!

Classes planned through June have been listed with dates and times.  More information and pictures will be coming soon.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Class Cancelled Due to Winter Weather

I have cancelled my Wednesday (2/2/11) class at The Inspiration Station due to more lovely New England winter weather.  Stay home, stay safe and stay warm!  I will publish the rescheduled date shortly once I have the store's updated calendar which has recently changed due to other classes having to be rescheduled due to other winter storms last week.  I am ready for spring but fear my lawn will be white through May.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January 2011 Classes

Wednesday 1/5/11 - January Scrap More:
Location: The Inspiration Station - Stafford Springs, CT (860) 684-2641
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Make a two page 12x12 layout using Fancy Pants Hot Chocolate collection and the Quickutz gorgeous new snowflake dies. Staying true to the paper collection name create the perfect card that will provide people with the warmth that they need during these chilly months (it'll hold a packet of Hot Chocolate).
Supplies needed for class: Please be sure to bring all items listed in the standard class kit as well as Colorbox Chestnut Roan Ink, scoring blade and ink applicator.

Saturday 1/8/11 - COPIC 101:
Location: Wiggles & Giggles - Wethersfield, CT (860) 529-5899
Time: 10am - 11:30am
  • Learn the necessary basic information needed for COPIC markers
  • Begin practicing and learning about blending techniques
  • Get three markers to use during class and take home with you (over $19 value)
Supplies needed for class: You can bring along any COPIC markers you have (please label them) if you would like.

Saturday 1/8/11 - COPIC 102:
Location: Wiggles & Giggles - Wethersfield, CT (860) 529-5899
Time: Noon - 1:30pm
  • More blending techniques
  • Colorless blender techniques
  • Get three additional markers to use during class and take home with you (over $19 value)
  • COPIC 101 is required prior to taking COPIC 102
Supplies needed for class: You can bring along any COPIC markers you have (please label them).  We will be using the 3 markers from the COPIC 101 Class.

Thursday 1/20/11 - Picture Perfect Pages:
Location: Wiggles & Giggles - Wethersfield, CT (860) 529-5899
Time: 6-7:30 pm
Make a winter themed two page layout and card using Echo Park paper and the new Quickutz snowflake dies. Create the perfect card that will provide people with the warmth that they need during these chilly months (it'll hold a packet of Hot Chocolate).
Supplies needed for class: Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy and ink applicator in addition to your class kit.

Saturday 1/22/11 - Sweet Treats:
Location: Wiggles & Giggles - Wethersfield, CT (860) 529-5899
Time: 10am - Noon
Thinking ahead for Valentines Day and having the perfect way to present treats using glass jars (jars included w/class fee) and create a mini album perfect for showing your love to that special someone.
Supplies needed for class: In addition to the normal class kit please bring a glue stick, black ink and ink applicator.

Saturday 1/22/11 - 12 Days of Christmas:
Location: Wiggles & Giggles - Wethersfield, CT (860) 529-5899
Time: 1-4pm
On the FIRST day of Christmas, I have brought to you...A decorative Christmas wall hanging. Using Kaisercraft 'Tis the Season papers to give that vintage feel create a one of a kind decoration using/creating lots of different embellishments.
Supplies needed for class: In addition to the normal class kit please bring a glue stick, Distress Ink - Vintage Photo and ink applicator. Optional supplies: Needle nose plyers, crop-o-dile or hole punch.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all!!!  It's a new year and what better way to bring in the new year than getting some FREE product.  It's as easy as 1-2-3...
  1. Become a follower (*) of my blog
  2. Take one or more of my classes being offered between January 20th through February 12th 
  3. Send me a comment on my blog under this posting and let me know what class/classes you are signed up for.
  • (*) If you are already a follower, then you are one step closer.  All you have to do are steps #2 and 3
  • Only one packet of free product, per person
  • Comments on my blog should be sent at least 5 days before the class date (I will NOT post these comments)
  • Packet will be given at the time of class (not all packets will be the same)
Plenty of projects/classes coming your way and I am really excited about them all! Descriptions and January project pictures will be posted by tomorrow.

Hope to see you real soon.  Happy creating!