Conn!e’s Crafts . April 2014

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April 2 and 9 – Classes dismissed.

Class Ap 16 2014 Butterfly Block
April 16 – Butterfly Block – A gentle, subtle project that will enhance a shelf, wall, etc. $15.
Class Ap 23 14 Posting Board
April 23 – Color Block Posting Board – This 4″ x 15″ color block on wood is a clever, space-saving way to display photos, notes, etc. Learn a magic way to dye wood before embellishing several dyed clothespins to coordinate with project. $20.

Class Ap 30 14 Triptych Song of Art
April 30 – Triptych: “Sing the Song in Your Art” – The epitome of spring is portrayed in this 3 part, hinged display. It’ll make you smile! $20.

~ All classes are held on Wednesdays @ 1:30-4:30ish unless otherwise noted.
~ Kits are available. Let me know at least a week ahead of class.
~ Location: 592 Deer Trail, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Conn!e’s Classes . March 2014

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March 5 Paint brush assemblages
March 5 – Paint Brush Assemblages –
“Assemblages” is currently all the rage! Not only are they fun, but they bring a sMilE to your face!! You’ll come up with your own creation using spice tins, nails, screws, measuring spoon, etc. and etc. You’ll go home with two upcycled projects. $20.

March 26 14 Spice Tin Assemblage
March 12 – Spice Tin Silliness –
Susan and I certainly were inspired and awed by the plethora of spice tin “sillies” in Creede. To top it off, they were asking $59.95 each!!! We have gathered up lots of “stuff” to make this project, and each will be unique and GREAT! $20.

March 19 14 Ckn  Wire Memo Board
March 19 – Chicken Wire Memo Board –
By request, we’ll make a 9 x 14″ memo/display board. You’ll have a frame to paint before backing it with chicken wire. To top it off, we’ll jazz up some clips to hold photos, notes, coupons, etc. $20.

March 26 14 Altered Cigar Box
March 26 – Altered Cigar Box –
Tissue paper sewing patterns, a dress template, and a bunch of buttons will be the features on this upcycled cigar box. It will make a great gift for yourself or another! Truly vintage look. $20.

Conn!e’s Crafts . February 2014

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– Kits available. Order at least a week prior to class.
– Classes held on Wednesdays @ 1:30 – 4:00ish unless otherwise noted
– Location: 592 Deer Trail, Pagosa

2 5 14 Flip Album
February 5 – “Flip Album” w/ The Paper Studio’s “Bella Bohemia” collection – An updated version of a project done early last year, this 6 x 6 x 3/4″ album packs a punch since numerous photos/journaling can be placed in this small project. $20.

2 12 12 The Key collage
February 12 – “The Key” Collage – Inspired by a gift enclosure from Susan, this colorful project can be a constant reminder of our goals. Prior to class, let me know your most meaningful/favorite 3 words. $20.

2 19 14 Family Tree (2)
February 19 – “Family Tree” Assemblage – Tee-totally unique, and I love it! Bring two photos which we will cropped into 4-5″ silhouettes. You’ll add a die cut house and real twigs along with journal tags. Sounds weird but take a good look at the above photo! $20.

2 26 14 Kays dress
February 26 – “Kay’s Dress” Collage – A requested project that I did back in 2006, this honors someone special. Bring a photo that can be cropped to 2 x 2″. We’ll dress her up from there! $20.

Conn!e’s Crafts . January 2014

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Class project 12 30 13 Album

December 30, 2013 – “Year in Review” 2013 Album

Using an enlarged slide mount format, we will put together a 2013 review album. Bring a photo (3×5 or 4×6) for each month of the past year. Of course you can use this album for ANY theme. $20.

Class project 1 8 14 Games Played

January 8, 2014 – “Games We Played” Shadow Box

With a wooden cigar box as the substrate, we’ll add vintage game pieces, photo, etc. This is truly a project that will take us all down memory lane! Bring any game pieces or ephemera that will add to this project. $20.

Class Project 1 15 14 Your Dreams collage

January 15, 2014 – “Your Dreams” Collage

This collage portrays my (yours, too?) motto for 2014. Perfect papers, a die cut dragonfly, banner, market twine, etc. will make this project a fun one! $20.

 Class Project 1 22 14 Faux Book Binder

January 22, 2014 – Faux Book Binder Collage

After making a faux book binder with foam board, we will alter it with various and great papers, photos, etc. Totally unusual and fun! $20.

Class Project 1 29 14 Flip 3D Album

January 29, 2014 – Accordion Flip 3D Album

Presented at CHA, all cutting will be done with a Sizzix die and Cuttlebug. Easy! The result can be used as a card or accordion album. This week we will focus on a Valentine’s theme. After noticing the above example, bring the pix/s that you will need/want. $20.

Conn!e’s Crafts . December 2013

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Dec. 4 13 Snow Angels

December 4, 2013 – Snow Angels

While college-friend Linda was here from Texas, she designed this project for us: 3 modernistic, graduated sizes of angels. Painted cream and embellished with lace, snowflake wings and pearls. Beautiful for giving or displaying! $20.

Dec. 11 13 Xmas Blessing collage

December 11, 2013 – “Christmas Blessing” Collage

Cream, brown and dark red are combined for this handsome collage. We’ll also make an easel in case you decide not to hang it. $25.

Dec 18 13 4x4 Frosty

December 18, 2013 – Sturdy Frosty

Obviously I think that 4×4 wood projects are just the thing! This month you can go home with a Frosty that can be left out until Valentine’s Day. $20.

Classes are Wednesdays @ 1:30 unless otherwise noted. 

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Merry Christmas and THANK YOU for your 2013 support. It IS appreciated!

Conn!e’s Crafts . November 2013

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Classes are now on Wednesdays @ 1:30.

November 6 – Class dismissed!

November 13 – Class dismissed!

11 20 13 class pumpkins

November 20 – Wooden Pumpkin Trio

Substrate: 4×4″s – real wood!

Embellishments: burlap, sheet moss, “stems”, Tan shoe polish, orange acrylic paint

Class 11 25

November 25 (Monday) – Thankful

Substrate: Faux bread board

Embellishments: burlap, authentic wheat sheaves, enhanced faux leaves, etc.

$20.

November 28 – Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Conn!e’s Crafts . October 2013

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Class schedule Oct 7 13 Fauxlaroid Album

October 7 – Fauxlaroids Photo Book –

Polaroids … whatever the magic is, those retro-style photos are popping up in artwork and home    decor everywhere. In an effort to “keep up with the times”, we will make a canvas album with fauxla-aroids on each page. $20.

 

Class schedule Oct 14 13 Tag Accordian Album

October 14Accordion Tag Album –

Using your Score Board, we will be making a 3″ x 6″ seven-tag accordion album. It can stand alone or be included in a larger project. Even though you saw this project scheduled recently, we had to postpone it. Come join us. $20.

 

Class Schedule Oct 28 2013 2 

October 21 – Pillow Boxes and “BOO” –

Paper engineering this week will result in making Halloween treat containers. Also, you’ll embellish a miniature set of “BOO” that would be perfect on a side table, bookcase, etc. $20.

 

Class Schedule Oct 28 13 Collage Too Cute

October 28 – Too Cute to Spook –

Using an angular wood block as the substrate, orange, black and mustard (color), you can focus on a little angel in this project. Bring a B/W photo of a 3.5″ little person. $20.