Welcome to Connie’s Crafts

My crafts include
    mixed media
    mini theme albums
    paper arts
    seasonal gifts and cards
    scrollsaw projects
Classes meet weekly.
Reservation required.
Meet in my studio at the edge of the San Juan Mountains.
I attend classes, read trade journals and websites, and shop at Archiver’s to keep up with latest trends.

Conn!e’s Crafts . March 2015


   Welcome to my March craft classes schedule.

We have great fun on Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30ish in my craft room @ 592 Deer Trail, Pagosa.

I hope that you’ll join us! Come, play and learn!

3 4 15 Image Transfer

March 4 – Gel Medium Image Transfer

In search for something different for our craft classes, I discovered  image transfers. After trial and error, I’ve chosen the process of adhering a reverse-laser print on salvaged wood. Come, play and learn! $20.


3 11 15 Memories Collage

March 11 – “Memories” Collage

Using embossed paper, a salvaged mini cutting board (thanks to Donna!), antique lace, buttons, hair pins, and 2×3″picture, you’ll combine all of this to make a very striking piece. Come, play and learn! $20.

3 18 15 Found Art Shadow Box

March 18 – “Found Art” Assemblage

With your own bead-filled pea pod (easy to make/see to believe!), you’ll assemble lace, a key, a wooden spoon, buttons, etc. on a raised platform. Come, play and learn!

3 25 15 Flute Case Collage

March 25 – Flute Case Shadow Box

Named this simply because the shape reminds me of my old flute case…  The open wooden ‘case’ will be divided into seven sections that you’ll fill with your important this-and-that’s. It’ll be topped off with a screen door handle and homespun bow. $20.


Conn!e’s Pagosa Retreat (CPR) #6




Crafters, I am DYING to host our sixth CPR! Let me tell you about it …

Conn!e’s Pagosa Retreat (CPR) #6

Saturday, May 2, 2015 – National Scrapbook Day


592 Deer Trail . Pagosa Springs, CO

Includes 3 crafts, lite lunch, and snacks (bring some to share!)

I hope to hear from you asap so that I can get busy planning for YOU!!! Yes, Rod will be here to

help cater to you!!! He looks forward to it as much as I do!



Conn!e’s Crafts . February 2015


Class project Feb 6 15

February 6, 2015 – Mama Kern and Family

(This class was postponed from an earlier date because of a snow storm.)

Using French Country papers, you’ll add a photo depicting Oliver Wendell Holmes’ saying, “Men don’t quite playing because they grow old. They grow old because they quit playing”.  $20.

Class project Feb 11 15

February 11, 2015 – Valentine’s Day Collage

Using all sorts of Tim Holtz’ products you will go home with a winner. Whether it is

used as a card, collage (framed or not), book cover, this is a beauty. $20.

Class project 2 18 15

February 18, 2015 – Mini Pallet Organization Board

Functionality and attractiveness come together in this very useable organization board.

Forget thumb tacks and push pins, instead you can embellish some mini clothespins. $20.

Class Project 2 25 15

February 25, 2015 – Altered Clipboard and Over-sized Tags 

(Featured is my mother, Bethol P. Kern at 8 ages in her life.)

A standard clip board  gets an artistic makeover.

Bring several wallet size or crop able photos. $20.

Hopefully I will see you at some/all of the classes. They ARE fun!

Classes – Wednesdays @ 1:30

592 Deer Trail . Pagosa Springs, CO


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Conn!e’s Classes . December 2014


We enjoyed this class last week. If you are interested, let me know and we can work it in OR make it later for Christmas 2015!

Mary Jane's Ruler Tree - Some of us saw this project in the December 2013 issue of Mary Jane. We HAD to do it. Come join us this Wednesday, December 10 @ 2:00. Be sure and let me know by Monday so I can gather up your supplies!

Mary Jane’s Ruler Tree – Some of us saw this project in the December 2013 issue of Mary Jane. We HAD to do it. Come join us this Wednesday, December 10 @ 2:00. Be sure and let me know by Monday so I can gather up your supplies!



Conn!e’s Crafts . September 2014


Class project 1 8 14 Games Played

September 3 – Games We Played

Even though we enjoyed making this project in January, crafters have requested a repeat!

With a cigar box as the substrate, we’ll add vintage game pieces, photo, etc. This is truly a project that will

take us down memory lane! Bring any ephemera that will add to this project. $20.

September 10 – 24 – Classes dismissed.

I will notify you via this blog when we resume our fun! See you then!


Conn!e’s Crafts . August 2014


Class Aug 1 14 Gracie's Pix Wheel

August 1 – Tim Holtz’ Picture Wheel

A crafty, catchy way to send a greeting, collage thumb nail

photos, as a book cover, etc. This is a fun die cut and fairly new to our collection. $20.

Class Aug 6 14 Letter Box

August 8 – Letter Box (“Keep It” Box)

Susan suggested this project, and we’re lapping it up!

Using a very popular paper (see above) or your choice, we’ll decoupage a cigar box,

add real pleated ribbon, antique brass feet, etc. will result in a special box. $20.

Class Aug 13 14 Rustys kit Our Stars

August 13 – “Star of My Life” Rusty Pickle Kit

Another kit … we love ’em! I will supplement his papers

and alter his instructions to make it even easier to complete the 2-part accordion album.

Have you own title in mind. $20.

Guest this week: Alisha Gabriel, our daughter-in-law from TX

Class Aug 20 14 Hausers Yellowstone Box

August 20 – Travel (or whatever) Shadow Box

Have in mind a theme/title, then you’ll select your box before using

your photo and embellishing to make it all just right. (For example, my embellishments, as

such, are rocks, a chunk of bark, embroidery thread, etc.) $20.

Class Aug 27 14 Unc Melvin & Rabbit

August 27 – The Hunter & His Rabbit” Collage

(I’m the little girl on the right … with my siblings.)

Showcase a favorite photo, and I’ll have everything else!

It’s fun to highlight a memory in this way. $20.

N O T E :

. All classes are held on Wednesdays @ 1:30-4:30ish unless otherwise noted.

. Kits can be available IF you let me know at least a week prior to class.

. Classes held @ 592 Deer Trail, Pagosa.


Conn!e’s Crafts . May-July 2014


May – July 2 – Classes dismissed

July 9 14 Mammaw's Tea Time Shad. Box

July 9 – Tea Time Shadow Box –

Truly a memory box honoring a special person. For it I have saved many of my winter-used tea bags

and they are ready to be combined with a wallet size photo, round doily,

and miniature tea cup/saucer from Memory Lane. $20.

July 16 14 Gracie's Pix Wheel

July 16 – Gracie’s Picture Wheel –

Again our Sizzix Picture Wheel die cut will be called into service for this cute project. You’ll need

to bring several photos the can be cropped to the tiny index print size.  The

finished project can be a card, book cover, or framed for ‘public viewing.’ $20

July  23 14 Captured in Time

July 23 – Captured in Time –

It’s all in the details! This shadow box is a fun project to use goodies you have

been saving up. Notice my details then challenge yourself to do even better! $20.

July 30 14 Uncle Melvin & Rabbit Collage

July 30 – Coordinated Paper Collage –

Tags, buttons, embroidery, upholstery tacks, a photo of your choice, etc.

are melded to project yet another memory piece. $20.