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Changes at 2196 Lincoln Avenue September 11, 2009

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On August 31 Christina regrettably moved her San Jose store out of the Lincoln Avenue location and returned Scrap Lovers to an on-line only store.

It has been a wonderfully fulfilling 2 years.  We formed a friendship that is still strong even though we won’t be spending every day together.

A Work of Heart Studio is still here!  We are expanding into the space left by Scrap Lovers and will be offering even more classes with even more great teachers.

You can still get your walk-in shopping fix.  A Work of Heart carries a fine selection of vintage finds from our flea market forays.  Also, most of the classes taught have kits that can be purchased.  Stop in and visit if you are in the San Jose area. AND we are building a handcrafted boutique.  (sort of a physical “ETSY” shop)

Though this blog will no longer be active.  Please check out our individual blogs.

You can follow the Scrap Lovers blog and keep informed on all the great products Christina carries in her on-line store.

You can follow the A Work of Heart blog to keep informed on all the events, classes, project kits, crafty flea market, make & take projects and more happening at 2196 Lincoln Avenue (95125)

Thanks for reading!

Happy Crafting!

May is the Month for Book Clubs! May 5, 2009

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May is the beginning of 3 (YES THREE!!) new books for book club. Tuesday and Thursday nights have been SO popular I decided to add another book on Wednesday nights for the scrapbookers out there. The way our book club works is this: Attend one or all of the sessions. You don’t need to own the book or have attended prior sessions to join in the fun. Sign up for the session(s) that interest you and have fun working on projects out of some of the most inspiring art and craft books published. All supplies are provided in your fee.

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Tuesday night is Claudine Hellmuth’s “Collage Discovery Workshop”. This time we are doing things a bit differently since the projects in the back portion of her book utilize the techniques in the front portion, we’re skipping right to the projects and referring back to the information at the front of the book. Check the calendar each week for my sample of the project we’ll complete. (I’ll try to have the sample up at least one week prior to class)

May 5 May 12 May 19 May 26

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Wednesday nights start a little later for those of you who have kids to put down to bed before you slip out of the house. From 8-9:30pm we’ll be working out the Page Maps (sketches) by Becky Fleck. Again, I will try to have photos of the layouts we’ll be working on weekly. You will be able to select paper that matches your photos and interpret the chosen sketches for yourself each week. This is the perfect time to get some serious scrapbooking done!

May 6 May 13 May 20 May 27

Thursday nights we’re back at 6:30 to practice a multitude of techniques from Julia Andrus’ book “Paper Transformed” Each week we’ll work on at least 6 different techniques. Each technique will be done on extra large manila tags (3 3/4″x 7 1/2″) so at the end of the series you will have a ton of them to bind together into a book if you choose. Again each week I’ll have samples up on the calendar to show some of the techniques for that week.

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New Books for May & June April 27, 2009

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We’ve selected the following books to cover during the May & June:

Tuesday Night 6:30-8pm is Collage Discovery Workshop by Claudine Hellmuth
Click here to register for the first session

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Tuesday Night 6:30-8pm is Collage Discovery Workshop by Claudine Hellmuth

Wednesday Night 8-9:30pm is Page Maps by Becky Fleck
Click here to register for the first session

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Wednesday Night 8-9:30pm is Page Maps by Becky Fleck

Thursday Night 6:30-8pm is Paper Transformed by Julia Andrus
Click here to register for the first session

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Thursday Night 6:30-8pm is Paper Transformed by Julia Andrus

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Attention all Scrapbookers (or wannabe Scrapbookers) April 23, 2009

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We are going to spend 8 sessions devoted to Becky Fleck’s Page Maps!

Hold your Wednesday Nights open from 8-9:30.  Each week we will focus on at least 3 layouts, all supplies included just bring your photos!  Click here to register for the series

Each session is $20 or sign up for all 8 and get a 20% discount making it $128 (rather than $160)

Fab Video by Julie Valentine March 30, 2009

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Lance is in the house!! March 18, 2009

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We’re having a blast!! We have 3 extra kits if you missed class.

This Week in the Studio – March 9-16 March 10, 2009

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Monday nights are our special “National Craft Month” series focusing on GREEN CRAFTING.

paperbeadsTonight (Monday 6:30pm) we are going to UPCYCLE colorful magazine pages into paper beads then fashion them into a cuff style bracelet.  Click here to register.

atcbookTuesday Night 6:30pm – Artist Trading Cards Workshop – The techniques we’re covering this week is Leaf Resist, Inky Layers and Stenciling.  Come and play with us.  We had a blast last week and this week promises more of the same.  Click here to register.

solderingTuesday Night 8pm – Soldering – Learn the basics to make your very own soldered pendants and charms.  You will make one 1″x3″ pendant and one 1″x1″ charm with attached jump rings ready to wear.  Bring your own imagery if you want, or use our studio stash.  Click here to register.

alteredmirrorWednesday 6:30pm – Altered Mirror – Cover 32 chipboard tiles with your choice of paper, ink & embossing powder, crackle paint, and bits & pieces for a beautifully customized mirror ready to hang in your home or give as a gift.  Click here to register.

metalgridWednesday 8pm – Metal Sampler – Cover an 8″x8″ board with hand embossed art metal.  Make a focal point with a grid of 9…hearts…flowers…stars….you decide the shape and color.  Click here to register.

abwThursday 6:30pm – Altered Books Workshop – The altered book is an art form in which artists recycle or transform existing books into new works of art. The book, an artwork in itself, becomes a canvas for new ideas and images.  This week we’ll focus on collaging and stitching.  Click here to register

epoxyThursday 8pm – Intro to Epoxy – This two part mixative adds a glass like dimention to whatever you pour it on.  We will fill a pendant, cover a dog tag and a stamped domino in class.  You will leave your items to cure (takes 24-48hrs) and pick them up later.  Click here to register

jv_soulcollageSunday – 10:30am – Soul Collage with Julie Valentine.  SoulCollage is a process through which you contact your intuition and create an incredible deck of cards which have deep personal meaning and which will help you with life’s questions.  Click here to register

pe_lentilSunday 1pm – Lentil Beads with Pat Evans – Learn how to create pure silver hollow beads with amazing silver metal clay. You’ll learn how to roll and emboss the clay for texture, how to dry over forms for shape, and finally some dry assembly techniques. Click here to register

seedpaperMonday 6:30pm – Going Green for National Craft Month – Create handmade paper infused with seeds. This paper can be used as embellishments on greeting cards that can be planted!  Click here to register

Hope to see you at one or more of these times.  Happy Crafting!!

This week in the studio…March 1-7 March 1, 2009

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A new month, lots of new stuff happening in the studio:

jv_soulcollageSunday 10:30-12:30 Soul Collage with Julie Valentine ($35):”SoulCollage® is a process through which you contact your intuition and create an incredible deck of cards which have deep personal meaning and which will help you with life’s questions.

Following the simple SoulCollage directions, your hands move fragments of cut-out magazine pictures around, fitting them together in a surprising new way and gluing them down on a card. Cards containing the images you select — or the images that select you — come straight through your Soul, bypassing the mind.

This is a multi-leveled, creative process which anyone can do. All you need is a good pair of scissors, pre-cut mat board cards, and images you can cut out from magazines, greeting cards, personal photos, postcards, catalogs, and calendars. It is wonderful to have other people with whom to share the process.” ~ SoulCollage.com (more…)

Garage Sale on Saturday the 7th February 6, 2009

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Hey all…don’t forget, we are having another one of the fabulous crafty garage sales on Saturday, February 7th from 5-8pm.  The tables will be loaded with fantastic bargains, you’ll want to arrive early for best selection.  Bring your own bags if possible.

Registration open for Teesha Moore January 12, 2009

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Since there is so much interest in the Teesha Moore workshop coming up in May, I have posted it to the calendar.  Here is the link for registration

We can’t wait to have her and Tracy (her husband) come and teach this 2 day workshop.  Her blog shows just how amazing her artwork is.