Sunday, December 30, 2012


  • Learn COPIC Coloring:  What was previously COPIC 101 and 102 is now combined into one class for 2013!  If you are new to COPIC markers, then this class is for you and where you should begin your COPIC journey.  During this class you will practice MANY different color blending techniques, creating transparent balloons and patterns.  You will receive a FREE COPIC Blender pen to take home with you as part of this class.  
    Supplies Needed for class: Nothing but a pen for notes if you choose to add to the information provided to you.  You do NOT need any of your own markers for this class.  The instructor will provide different sets of markers to be used / shared during class. 
    Be prepared to be hooked on COPIC coloring and feeling like a kid again!
  • COPIC Techniques: 5 Shades of Gray:  Learn about gray markers along with more advanced coloring techniques for coloring white and black objects, shadows and altering other COPIC colors.  We will be using 5 shades of gray in this class along with some additional colors. 
    Supplies Needed for class: Students will be required to bring their own markers to this class.  Be sure to check with store staff for a list of COPIC colors and supplies. 
    Prerequisite: “Learn COPIC Coloring” (or COPIC 101 and 102 in 2012)
  • COPIC Techniques: Hair & Faces: Learn about face and hair color combinations along with techniques for different types of hair.  Practice sheets will be provided so you can capture different combinations that can be used as a reference.
    Supplies Needed for class: Students will be required to bring their own markers to this class.  Be sure to check with store staff for a list of COPIC colors and supplies. 
    Prerequisite: “Learn COPIC Coloring” (or COPIC 101 and 102 in 2012)
  • COPIC Techniques: Airbrushing & Bleaching: Learn how to use your COPIC markers with an air compressor for different airbrushing techniques.  You will also learn some COPIC bleaching techniques. All of these techniques will be used to create a card during class.
    Supplies Needed for class: Students will be required to bring their own markers to this class along with the standard class kit.  Be sure to check with store staff for a list of COPIC colors. 
    Prerequisite: “Learn COPIC Coloring” (or COPIC 101 and 102 in 2012). 
  • COPIC Techniques: Reflections: Learn how to create reflections using advanced techniques with your stamped images and your COPIC markers.
    Supplies Needed for class: Students will be required to bring their own markers to this class.  Be sure to check with store staff for a list of COPIC colors. 
    Prerequisite: “Learn COPIC Coloring” (or COPIC 101 and 102 in 2012). 
Check out the Upcoming Classes section of my blog for the dates of these classes.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Classic Pooh Boy & Girl Album Class

I cannot resist Classic Pooh!  Can you? In this class you can make a boy OR a girl album during class.  You won't want to miss these adorable papers and embellishments for this album.  This is perfect for a baby shower gift, pictures of your own children or even pictures of yourself when you were younger.
Date: Saturday - November 3rd
Time: 1:30pm
Here's a peek at both albums:

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

12 Days of Christmas - Perpetual Calendar

 Create the perfect gift that can be used year after year.  Using a wooden shadow box you will make a perpetual calendar perfect for any room of a home.
In this class you will also learn how to make your own shabby chic fabric flowers.  It's a great technique to know that can be used for so many other crafting projects.
Supplies Needed for class:
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink (or similar brown color)
  • Ink applicator
  • Sanding tool or sand paper
  • Pop dots/squares/foam tape, mini glue dots, adhesive, glue pen or xyron machine if you prefer.
  • Don't for get the standard class kit because trimmer and scissors are needed.

 Date: Saturday, October 6th
Time: 1-3pm

Monday, July 9, 2012

12 Days of Christmas - Wooden Sled

While you cannot enjoy a ride on this sled in the snow, you can make a wonderful Wooden Sled home decor item for yourself or someone that appreciates handmade gifts.  Create this decorative project in class using a 23" wooden sled, many embellishments, rub-ons, die cuts, different kinds of sparkles and some wonderful papers.   Kits will be made available for pick up after the class date, if you are unable to take the class.

Supplies Needed for Class: In addition to your student kit please bring: 
  • Vintage Photo Distress STAIN and Vintage Photo Distress INK,
  • TWO flexible ink applicators,
  • STARDUST stickles (or similar color),
  • plastic gloves if you want to keep your hands clean,
  • sanding block/tool or sandpaper,
  • rubon tool or popsicle stick,
  • pop dots,
  • strong wet and dry adhesive.  

Date: Saturday, August 18th
Time: 1 - 3:30pm

Friday, June 22, 2012

NEW COPIC Class - 5 Shades of Gray

For those of you that have taken my COPIC 101 and/or 102 classes, here is another class for you that will focus on the various techniques using 5 shades of gray.  The best part of this class is it's ALL playtime! You will color 5 images during class using these various techniques which will then be used to create 5 cards.
(2 of the 5 images that will be colored in class)
NOTE: Beginner instruction of COPIC markers will not be taught in this class. However, you can sign up for my COPIC classes being offered on July 14th and then attend this class.

Supplies Needed for Class:
  • 5 shades of cool (C) or warm (W) gray: C's or W's ending in: 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 OR 00, 1, 3, 5 and 7 (I used the first set of cool grays).
  • Other Copic colors: E44, YG67, YR23 or similar colors
  • Black ink pad and adhesive
  • Optional supplies: glossy accents, stardust and burgundy Stickles

Date: Saturday, July 28th @ 10:30am

Friday, May 25, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Classes

Advent 25 Drawer Christmas Treasure Chest

If you missed the class in June, join the one in July!
Do you have an Advent calendar memory of searching for that day in December and wondering what it said inside?  Share that experience with your loved ones by taking that to an even more creative level.  Fill individuals drawers with different items each day; such as treats, a clue to find something in the house, a game the family will play that night or a personal note…the ideas are endless.  Make the countdown to Christmas a little more exciting while displaying a lovely d├ęcor item for the holidays.

Supplies needed for class:
  • Ranger’s Glossy or Matte Accent Adhesive  (this is a must have),
  • your preferred  dry adhesive (tape runner/glue sticks),
  • Distress Ink Vintage Photo stain and ink for a golden brown color (used on display) OR Walnut Stain (stain and ink) for a more chocolaty brown color
    (One set (stain and ink) in the same color is a must have)
  • Ink applicator
  • plastic gloves (your hands will get messy)
  • 1 1/8” circle punch
Join me for this 12 Days of Christmas project on:

Date: Saturday, July 28th
Time: 1 – 4pm

Best Christmas Wishes Acrylic Album

Thinking about giving a handmade gift for Christmas?  Looking for a place to store your Christmas memories?  Look no further!  With this 12 Days of Christmas class, I created this album to help you capture, share and cherish your holiday memories.  If you cannot make it to class, you can order a class kit and pick it up after the class has been held.  Note: Space/kits are limited to instructor product on hand for this class.

Supplies needed for class:
  • Distress Ink Walnut Stain ink
  • Ink applicator
  • Adhesive: tape runner (optional) but must have glue dots and pop dots/squares
  • Class Kit – Trimmer and scissors needed because you will be cutting some of your own paper in this class
  •   1” or 1 1/8” circle punch (optional)

Date: Saturday, July 14th
Time: 1:30 – 4pm

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Picture Perfect Pages Layout Class 1/26/12

Call Wiggles & Giggles at (860) 529-5899 if interested in this class.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Change in Class Schedule

Just got back from the doctor today and let me say that I am sick and tired of being sick and tired...and I just have to ride it out some more. It's viral, so not much they can do unfortunately. That being said I will be postponing this Saturday's class from 1/21 to Saturday, February 4th beginning at 2pm. Calendar to the right has been updated to reflect the change. On top of recently losing my voice on Saturday morning, I get really tired after talking for brief periods of time, so thinking it'll be better to postpone since I need my voice for class :-).

Saturday, January 14, 2012

2012 - A New Year!

Happy New Year! It has been a busy start to this year already. We have moved into our new home and I am absolutely loving it! However, the one room that took the longest to pack is taking the longest to unpack. I ordered furniture that had to be finished (mid December) and honestly it's been issue after issue. I finally just received 3 of my 4 pieces a few days ago, but the one piece that I really needed (my working surface) is the one that had the most problems. That should be here Monday or Tuesday I am being told. On top of all that I have come down with this awful cold/flu/virus that has put me out of commission since Sunday and still not feeling well. I am at the point where I am just tired of being poor hubby. He gets the brunt of my grumpy spurts.

So needless to say this year was supposed to be off to a good start with getting the samples to the store early but unfortunately a couple of snags. If you dont mind waiting a little longer, my plans are to hold...

"First Day of Christmas" next Saturday, 1/21 @ noon. We'll be making a multi window shadow box out of a decorative rustic ladder.

Picture Perfect Pages layout class on Thursday, 1/26 @ 6pm. It will be a winter theme using turquoise, burgundy and ivory pattern papers.

Copic 101 and 102 is being offered again on Saturday, February 4th. If you are interested in learning how to color with them, join me. It's relaxing and addictive.

Pictures to be posted by the end of this weekend. I cannot wait to get back into the creative process and catch up with all of you!