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My blog returns!


Since my last blog, we have had major health issues, causing us to return to Texas.

As of February 2017 I have taught a monthly class at Scrapbook ‘N More in New Braunfels. Following you will see details of most/all of those projects.

Hopefully I will post each month’s project from now on …



“Grown Up Together” Ruler Book


Connie Kern Gabriel, instructor

July 21, 2018



See to believe. You’ll take home a book ready for pictures which detail your chosen title. Mine show my siblings and me as we aged!!! Perfect gift.

Sample at store.

Call to reserve your chair 830/214.1690

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!