Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Workshops on Hold!

It is with heartfelt regret that I will have to put my workshops on hold.  Our basement flooded last night and EVERYTHING must be packed and removed in order to replace the carpeting.  A very big disappointment as I had things set up quite nicely and was very excited about my first workshop on Saturday. 

Therefore, until further notice, my workshops are on hold.  Please check back soon for an update and certainly feel free to contact me.  I have a waiting list started!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Introduction to Card Making - Part 2

I have now added a calendar tab to keep my workshops organized, but will still announce events in my posts on this page. 

I've added a second part to the 'Introduction to Card Making' workshop, as there is so much to cover.  We'll take a closer look at what tools to use and explore the world of embossing.  This easy technique is what really drew me to making cards and it looks so professional!

As an added bonus, we'll have a draw for a fun prize at every workshop!

When:  Saturday, April 2 (1-3pm)
Fee:  $20.00 (includes 3 'take away' cards)

Call 905-341-5326 or email for more details or to register.

Register now to save your seat!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Check for Updates

Having spent most of my life on computers and the Internet, blogging is new to me!  While I have read endless blogs for inspiration and ideas, it's quite something else to set one up.  Please check this site often as there are changes made every day and I am striving to cover the basics.  Feel free to offer comments or suggestions and I love questions!  lena@effusivearts.com

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Seeking Ideas for Future Workshops!

I have the space in my home studio for a good size workshop and am looking for new ideas on new projects to share.  If you have any suggestions for arts & crafts workshops, or a technique, please let me know by email.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Technique Tuesdays!

What better way to start the week than learning a new technique?  Every Tuesday I'll show you a brand new technique to try out.  Check back soon for a full list and dates. 

Again, this 2-hour class includes the creation of 3 cards, the first one following me, the next 2 are entirely up to you on how what paper, color combo and extras to use.  Depending on the class, this could be stamps, embellishments specialty paper, fabric, the possibilities are endless!

As an added bonus, we'll have a draw for a fun prize at every workshop!

Date:  TBA
Time:  6:30 - 8:30pm
Fee:  $20.00
Call 905-341-5326 or email for details.

Please note -- I will have a calendar up and running soon!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Introduction to Card Making - Without Going into Debt

Registrations are now being accepted for my first workshop. This is an introductory class in card making but scrapbookers are welcome to join in! I will show you how to make gorgeous cards with materials you can find at home or from dollar stores.   

This class will show you the basics - what paper to use, adhesives, embellishments, stamping and more.  This will be the start of a card making series to help you get on your way to making gorgeous cards for any occasion!

This 2-hour class includes the creation of 3 cards and an overview on how get started without outlaying a lot of money.  The first card is your 'practice' and the next 2 cards are created using your own choice of color combos and arrangement. (See Calendar for more information.)

As an added bonus, we'll have a draw for a fun prize at every workshop!

Saturday, March 26 (1-3pm)
Fee:  $20.00
Call 905-341-5326 or email for details.

Register now to save your seat!