Merry & Bright Album

Simple Stories new Merry & Bright collection is just what you need to put a smile on your face & a skip in your step this holiday season! Classic icons paired with festive florals & playful plaids combine in the perfect package to wrap up all of your happy holiday memories.Merry and Bright AlbumThe Merry & Bright Album is bursting with pockets, flips, journal spots, and festive icons, with space for dozens & dozens of photos! You will love how easy this album is to create & look forward to documenting your cherished Christmas memories.

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Your class kit is loaded with product including a 6×8 Sn@p Binder, 6×8 paper pad, 12×12 sticker sheet, a pack of number pocket pieces, a pack of Sn@p Cards, a 6×12 chipboard sheet

Limited seats and/or kits available, DO NOT wait to register! Designed by Simple Stories, instructed by Amy

Saturday October 13th 10:30-1:30
Friday October 19th 10:30-1:30

Wednesday November 7th 6:00-9:00

NEW Class! Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Layout, Album & Card

Let your creativity burst into full bloom with Graphic 45’s gorgeous Floral Shoppe collection! G45 Floral Shoppe Layout, Mini Album, Gift Card Holder

This class is packed with beautiful projects… a stunning double page layout, mini album AND a gift card holder. PLUS you’ll still have leftovers to create even more after class. Wow!

These three projects showcase the elegant beauty of the Floral Shoppe collection perfectly, and offer great tips and techniques throughout. You will create a smashing double page layout, learn a simple binding technique that transforms Large Black Policy Envelopes into a fabulous staggered page mini album, and we’ll round things out by creating a quick and easy gift card holder suitable for any occasion.

Your kit is LOADED with product, including: G45 Floral Shoppe product kitA full Floral Shoppe Collection pack (16 double-sided 12×12 patterned papers and a 12×12 sticker sheet), a full pack of Ephemera Cards, a 6×12 Chipboard Tag sheet, a pack of G45 Roses, a pack of G45 Large Policy Envelopes, a G45 Decades Ink Pad, cardstock & ribbon, plus full colour, detailed step-by-step instructions.

Designed by Graphic 45, instructed by Leanne

Thursday July 12th 10:30-1:30
Saturday July 14th 1:30-4:30

Class Fee: $69.00 ** also available as a take home kit
FULL details & how to register on our website here

Student Supply List: Basic Supply List + glue suitable for bulky items (Beacon 3-in-1 or hot glue), corner rounder, sponge for inking. Please bring the following if you have them to reduce wait times in class: scoring board & bone folder, standard hole punch, 1 3/8″ & 1/2″ circle punches

Penny Black Blissful Blossoms Cards

Have you seen Penny Black’s gorgeous floral stamps & wondered how to achieve the same look?Penny Black Blissful Blossoms Cards stamps

Join Rebecca and learn how easy it is to colour and layer your stamps and inks into beautiful watercolour focal points on your cards.

This class is full of techniques, lots of layers (and easy tricks!) featuring all new Penny Black dies and stamps.

YOU get to choose your stamped sentiments in class to customize these beauties for any upcoming occasion.

You will also go home with full colour photos & detailed instructions so you can recreate these cards again & again!

Class size is limited to SIX students per session, do NOT wait to register! Designed by Penny Black, revamped & instructed by Rebecca

Satuday June 23rd 2:00-4:00
Thursday June 28th 10:30-12:30
Wednesday July 4th 6:30-8:30

Class Fee: $34.00 ** sorry, no kits available
Student Supply List: Basic Supply List + Antique Linen Distress Ink + sponge/handle for inking, Stickles (Diamond or Crystal), Bow Maker, Water Brush, Ranger Mister Bottle. Distress Markers: Aged Mahogany, Picked Raspberry, Crushed Olive, Forest Moss, Walnut Stain, Broken China, Dusty Concord

NEW Class! Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Box, Cards & Album

Come create with Graphic 45’s beautiful Botanical Tea collection! G45 Botanical Tea Box, Card Set, Waterfall Album 5

This class is packed with beautiful projects… a stunning magnetic closure card box, three easel cards, three coordinating envelopes AND a side-waterfall album. PLUS you’ll still have leftovers to create even more after class. Wow!

This project features a Graphic 45 Mixed Media box with magnetic closure, and we’ll be decorating it inside and out in classic Graphic 45 style with the gorgeous Botanical Tea collection. The box is 5″ square x 2″ deep and is perfectly sized for the three easel cards and matching envelopes. This would be a wonderful gift set ~ either for someone special, or keep it for yourself! (ps: that special someone CAN be you!)

Your kit is LOADED with over $80 in product, including: A full Botanical Tea Deluxe Collectors Edition (24 double-sided 12×12 patterned papers, a 12×12 sticker sheet, and chipboard tag sheet), a kraft Mixed Media Box (5x5x2) with 6 cardstock mats, a full pack of G45 Shabby Chic Door Pulls, a G45 Decades Ink Pad, plus full colour, detailed step-by-step instructions.

ONLY 24 spots available, do NOT wait to register! Designed by Graphic 45, instructed by Leanne

Saturday June 2nd 10:30-1:30
Thursday June 7th 10:30-1:30

Class Fee: $64.00 ** also available as a take home kit
Student Supply List: Basic Supply List + glue suitable for metal (Beacon 3-in-1 or Zip Dry), corner rounder, sponge for inking. Please bring the following if you have them to reduce wait times in class: scoring board

Hello Summer Pocket Binder Album

NEW Class! Hello Summer Pocket Binder Album

The tans may fade but the memories will last forever when captured with the refreshing new Hello Summer collection! Fresh fruit, flamingos, and palm trees paired with bright shades of yellow, pink and green will have you dreaming of the fun in the sun days ahead.
Simple Stories Hello Summer Pocket Binder

The Hello Summer Pocket Binder is perfect for documenting summers past or gearing up for this year’s fun in the sun adventures. Bursting with pockets, journal spots, fun summer icons, and with space for dozens & dozens of photos, you will love how easy this album is to create & look forward to documenting your summer adventures!

Click here to watch our short video, get an up close look & a quick flip through the album

Your class kit is loaded with product including a 6×8 Sn@p Binder, 12×12 sticker sheet, 6×8 paper pad, 12×12 papers, and a 6×12 chipboard sheet

Note: Albums have pink binding as Simple Stories is not receiving more yellow albums before class

ONLY 24 seats and/or kits available, DO NOT wait to register! Designed by Simple Stories, instructed by Amy

Thursday June 21st 10:30-1:30
Saturday June 23rd 10:30-1:30

Class Fee: $44.00 ** also available as a take home kit
Student Supply List: Basic Supply List + black journaling pen, corner rounder, craft scraper/burnishing tool. Please bring the following if you have them to reduce wait times in class: standard hole punch, 2″ circle punch, scoring board

Scrap Your Stash Layout Workshop ~ It’s a DOUBLE Workshop!

Do you feel like you are “behind” in your scrapbooking? Do you have stacks of papers and products you haven’t used yet?

We can SO relate and we want to spend the day helping you dig into that stash and turn piles of paper into layouts… LOTS of layouts!

We create the sample pages, and we are going to help YOU to recreate them with YOUR stash! Don’t worry, we send you a fantastic prep package for you to get your kits together ahead of time… everything you need to get organized and be ready to scrap the day away!

You are going to go home with TWENTY 12×12 pages completed! (10 double pages, or feel free to make them singles)… and a HUGE sense of accomplishment!

Seating is limited for this popular workshop, register soon!

This workshop designed & instructed by Leanne

Saturday June 9th 10:15-8:30
Includes crop time for registrants until 10:30

This workshop is a repeat of April 28th & 29th (because it sold out SO fast & LOTS of you asked for a repeat!)

Class Fee: $85.00

includes workshop, door prizes, coffee & tea, 10% off all regular merchandise, and extended crop time

Student Supply List: Basic List Kit preparation package to be emailed in advance of the workshop (ready May 13th)

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations with 7 or more days notice receive in-store credit. Cancellations with less than 7 days notice do not receive  a credit unless we are sold out & able to fill your seat from our wait list. If we do not have a wait list or cannot fill your seat, you will receive photos & instructions to complete your layouts at home

New Class! Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Trinket Box Mini Album

Do you believe in fairies? Create a magical hiding spot for all your favorite little trinkets and photos. Your memories will stay safe living inside this enchanted book box with mini album. Make someone’s wish come true by making them an 8×8 layout they’ll cherish for years!  Fairie Dust Trinket Box Mini Album 2This beautiful project features a Graphic 45 Ivory Book Box, all wrapped up in the gorgeous & magical Fairie Dust collection. We will be covering the box inside and out and creating a tag mini album full of photo and journaling spots, tags and a sprinkle of fairie dust of course! We will also create a special 8×8 layout – a wonderful addition to your decor, or the beginning of a gorgeous mini album or calendar! Your class kit is LOADED with product, so you can create so many more projects with this wonderful collection!66c907c2-88e4-46dc-9a5e-8288f707206c

Your class kit contains over $80 in product, including: an Ivory Book Box (7.25x5x2.5) with a 3 piece tag album and binder ring, a full 8×8 paper pad, chipboard diecut sheet, tags & pockets, a full pack of ephemera cards, an ATC tag pack, ribbons, and a 2 pack of Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates & Knobs

Seating is limited, give us a call to register today! Designed by Graphic 45 & instructed by Leanne

Saturday January 27th 12:00-3:00
Wednesday January 31st 6:00-9:00
Friday February 9th 10:30-1:30

Class Fee: $69.00 ** also available as a take-home kit **
Student Supply List: Basic Supply List + adhesive suitable for metal. Optional: Scoring board & bone folder, standard hold punch, ½” circle punch,  favourite Distress Ink & Sponge

New Class! Warm Winter Cards

Snowflakes falling, winter is calling… let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Okay, so we’re not there quite yet, but it IS time to start getting our cards ready!Warm Winter CardsJoin Rebecca and create FOUR beautiful warm winter snowy scenery cards featuring stickers, stamps & dies from Penny Black & Impression Obsession.

Did you read that first part? Stickers, yes stickers, are the gorgeous focal imagery on these beauties! You will not believe how easily these stunning cards come together!

Seating is limited, give us a call to register today!

Wednesday October 18th 6:30-8:30
Saturday October 28th 2:00-4:00
Thursday November 9th 10:30-12:30

Class Fee: $28.00 ** also available as a take-home kit **
Student Supply List: Basic Supply List + Bow Maker, Clear Stickles, Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink & sponge, Glue Pen, Glitter Pen

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New Class! Udderly Marvelous Cards

If cows could talk, they’d say these cards are udderly moo-velous!

Udderly Marvelous CardsJoin Amy and create FOUR fun & cheeky all occasion cards featuring stamps & dies from Taylored Expressions. You’ll be stamping, diecutting, doing some easy colouring & building up lots of layers on these cards, and you can even change your sentiments in class if you like.

Covering the gamut from birthdays to thank you’s and just because, these cards are sure to bring huge grins to all who receive them!

Give us a call to register today!

Saturday October 14th 10:30-12:30
Thursday October 19th 6:30-8:30
Friday October 27th 10:30-12:30

Class Fee: $28.00 ** also available as a take-home kit **
Student Supply List: Basic Supply List + bow maker, Pencil Crayons or Markers: Black, Blue, Pink, Beige/Nude

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Mixed Media Bible Art Journaling – Part 3

Join us for Part 3 of our Mixed Media Bible Art Journaling series!

Have you seen all of the beautiful pages of Bible Journaling posted on Instagram and Pinterest and would love to try it for yourself?

2017-07 July PT 3 Mixed Media Bible Art Journaling sneak peekCome learn and discover how you too can be a bold artist, immersing yourself in the word of God in a way full of colour and joy, without drawing, and without fear of damaging those thin Bible pages.

Join Anne in this new monthly series and learn how to incorporate creative journaling into your personal Bible Study, devotional or quiet time. Anne will share different techniques to use in your Bible each month along with practical instruction, using a variety of art supplies, some that will be new to you & some you may already have.

Anyone can participate, no previous experience is needed! Anne will show you how to create beautiful pages in your Bible, including the wet media type ~ she will take the scary out of it for you! We hope you will join us for peaceful reflection and exciting new techniques each month.

Thursday July 13th 10:30-1:30
Saturday July 22nd 10:30-1:30

Click here for more information & to see our current class schedule