Friday, December 18, 2009

Carpool Anyone?

I am planning on going to Maryjo's for the ornament exchange and was wondering if anyone else from Spokane is going? I'd love to leave my car here for my hubby and kids to use but would be happy to chip in for gas should someone else be willing to drive. Anyone?


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ornament xcng @ MJ's . . .

I still don't know if I'm going Sat. I've been flu, bug, cold, virus fighting. Can't seem to commit to total illness or total wellness! I'll post Fri or early Sat to see if anyone needs a ride. I'm hitting the vits C & D and going to bed . . . Mariel

Monday, December 7, 2009

Ornament exchange and other stuff
Ok I have had a few requests for Ornament exchange info so here goes.....
If you are in the area call me at the store for detailed directions as I will NOT post them on either blog you can phone into 509-327-6622 or come by the store and pick up directions.

I wish everyone could come so we will try to show something onthe blog that night hopefully the ornaments!

Here goes
If you are coming you must bring a wrapped handmade ornament (just one) and some type of munchie/dessert snack item.
We will be starting at 4pm but the exchange will not start till 5ish.
I will have drinks etc. So don't miss it!

Ornament exchange and other stuff

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Hey Gang....

This week is Stamp club for our Downtown Ladies. Please remember your Journals especially if you still have someone elses!!!!! For the Valley Girls Our cardmakers monthly is this coming Friday a week early. This is a 6 card quickie Christmas/Holiday theme. Everything is provided.
I will be showing you some new journaling and card ideas for Sharpie poster paint pens so bring your journals.
We will be talking about our Christmas Party / Ornament exchange at my house on Dec 19th.
Bring along anything you would like to share!
I hope you all received your email coupon for 30% off one stamp. If you did not call me at the shop on Monday or Wed and we will get you on that list. Almost all paper including Decorative is on sale too so this is the time to stock up for the holidays.

My big Christmas Cardmaking class is coming on the first weekend of December. We will make 10cards plus holiday wrap and I will even teach how to make bows! Do not miss this one.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

wed night DowntownSAS Matte Mediums

We will be doing a project this wed using Matte Medium. Don't miss out on the fun glazing and decopauge starting at 5:30pm!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Mixed Media this Sat in CDA

I am offering any club members from either club $15 off this class. It is a onetime only offer only $30 for an all day Mix Media class. Call me tomorrow if you need details and want in.208-667-0813 this is the Creative Element store in CDA. Hush Hush just for you members as a Thank You.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

SUPER METAL EMBOSSING Friday at the valley store!

Join me for a fun class in the valley tomorrow at 4pm!
This is a fun class that makes simply embossed cards look like metal masterpieces! call me for a space and details 208-661-0435

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Hey gang tonight is club. again we should have some new folks so I hope you'll all come and show the newbies a good time!
We are going to do the scrabble tile necklace and I will show the embossing nature getting 2 for one tonight!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Studio Play TONIGHT!

COME on out to play tonight 5:30

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Trying to get it all in! STUDIO PLAY TOMORROW

Working on a new schedule again so check the updated sidebar for a few new classes, lots of last minute Holiday stuff for those who need it quick and easy.
Join me this wed (TOMORROW) for Studio Play soft gel is the subject and we will learn to collage, decopauge and do transfers with it ONLY $10! Starting at 5:30 people arrive between 5:30 and 6pm so don't be shy just show up!

Monday, October 5, 2009

I'm still recovering from 'the Great Art Adventure' last weekend. I had a wonderful time and enjoyed seeing some of you there. I liked it at the store. It seemed very intimate and exciting. I would have loved to have taken more classes, bought more 'stuff', watched more demos, and visited with attending artists. NEXT YEAR! My only suggestion that would have made the show better for me, personally, would have been to see pre-show samples & examples of what the classes were about. I have a niggling suspicion that I missed some golden (oops, not the products!) opportunities because I just wasn't sure what the class really was. I was inspired by the lecture and class that I took about acrylics. I also know that it was very similar to what I've been learning from MaryJo every month . . . I confess I was lured by the 'seductive surfaces' in the description. I've got to start on my fat/chunky page . . . and I somehow ended up with my own journal this month! See you soon, Mariel (she who is practicing blogging here)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Getting down to the wire!

I am back and at the Downtown store all week. Many thanks for all your kind thoughts and condolences. Hope all went well at club.

The Great Art Adventure is this weekend. There is still a bit of room in some of the classes.
One of the teachers with room still available is Daris Judd Her jewelry has been seen all over the northwest and she used to design pieces for Coldwater Creek.check out her stuff at

Call me at the store if you are interested in classes this weekend.509-327-6622
Check out for complete class info

Saturday, September 12, 2009

This month's meeting

Hi out there!
I do hope some of you are reading this.
I got some bad news this past Mom passed away. It was not totally expected and in some ways a blessing as she will not suffer any longer.
I must be down in California next week for the services which means I will not be able to run the club but I think you all could handle it yourselves if you would like to continue the scrabble tile necklace without me. I can leave the supplies at the shop and if a few of you could band together and show any newbies what to do I think that would be great!
Please let me know what you all think. Email me directly if you can't post it here on the blog.
For those of you that attended my Friday Class in the valley I am sorry that I have to cancel this weeks class but I am sure you understand.

ALSO I hope that everyone thinking about attending any of the classes at the show please sign up ASAP we still have some spaces but the large mailing went out on Thursday so I know some of the classes will fill up and you want you guys to have the first crack at it! Everyone who is coming to the show will get an EXTRA 20% off even sale items! Sunday will be 25% but I doubt there will be much left, LOL!
Thanks for understanding!

Monday, September 7, 2009

OK all you Stampers....

All of the classes are posted for the Great Art Adventure. I just want to remind you all that the classes are starting to fill as we get closer to the event and I don't want you to miss out!go to and check out, Daris Judd for mixed media jewelry and wire jewelry too, Myself for ATC"S, Corrine Loomis Deitz for incredible mixmedia techniques from GoldenPaints, Judi Watanabe the owner of JudiKins and so much more
Upcoming at DT club SCRABBLE TILE necklace!

Monday, August 31, 2009

New Stamp Club in the Valley!

You are all invited to join us for a new Stamp Club at our Spokane Valley store Spokane Art Supply TOO on 14401 E Sprague. Its free, just like our other club. We start a bit earlier 4:30pm the project will be a surprise but I will give a will be a paper technique...hahahaha!
If you have any questions call the shop 509-892-0353.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hey Gang, Valley and Downtown Stampers!

I am happy to announce we now have two stamp clubs in Spokane! Our New club is on the first tuesday of each month at our valley locations Spokane Art TOO! on Sprague at 4:30pm -6:30pm. Our Valley Stampers will be determining what they want to focus on at this first meeting.
Our Downtown Club is going strong! We meet on the 3rd Wed of each month.Our focus is really mixed media stamping with a strong art emphasis on new ideas and products.
Everyone is welcome at both clubs!

In the Valley we also have a cardmakers monthly class usually on the last Friday of the month but it can change due to class schedules.

Downtown SAS we now Have Kathy Simmons (formerly from APROPOS) coming to teach monthly classes check out her samples for next class Halloween "MAKE A DOZEN" at the Downtown store!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

hey gang

It is stamp carving night on WED this week starting at 5:30 bring a little design something simple. I have everything else. If you would like to carve several Craig got in some extra Mastercarve so get there early!
Fatbooks are still in play! Oh and bring the journals!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July Stamp Club?

Today is the third wednesday in July so I'm going to assume we have stamp club today. (Right?) If I remember correctly we are doing shoes (yay!) and we are trading fat book pages (4"x4" pages cut from chipboard, matte board or heavy cardstock and altered however you please :)). If I'm wrong I hope Mary Jo sees this in time to correct me, if I'm right see you tonight!

Don't forget your journals if you are working on one.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Club is this week ON JUNE 17th WED

Lots going on this week. We have a $50 shopping spree drawing. Please let us know if you received our(spokane art supply) newsletter last week with all the coupons and ticket for the drawing. We are still on for trading inchies and journals.... so get to it!
We are doing some FAT book pages so bring any stamp stuff you might want to use. Don't panic, if you are coming for the first time or from work,I will have stuff to use and we have a collage box down at the store.
See you there

Sunday, June 7, 2009

hey gang

Our Studio Play group meets this coming Wed june 10th at 5:30pm
We will be covering Garnet gel. Its only $10 for lots of fun don't bring a thing just show up!
Club is coming fast too. We will be starting up some FAT books. I am hoping to get some samples done and posted soon. Oh and we are having a $50 shopping spree drawing so be there!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Great Club last night!

Tape transfers were a big hit! Everyone made several and loved the cold laminate.
Next Month we are going to start a fat book project and swap. If you would like to get a jump start the size will be 4X4 inches. I looked at a bit smaller but this 4X4 size looks perfect. I will have some 4x4 pieces of board cut for everyone at club and some sample pics up here soon. I will still cover the resist technique.
For those that missed this month we have some new members and some new journals to share and the inchies keep coming!

Monday, May 18, 2009


This Wednesday is Club don't forget your Journals and Inchies to trade. We will be doing laminate and tape transfers. Also Bring along any show and tell items.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Studio Play this Wed Next WEd Stamp Club

Studio play this week folks for $10 come try out Glass bead Gel and Acrylic Ground!
Don't bring a thing just yourself for some quick fun and fast painting action.
Stamp club coming up soon I hope you are all working on your stuff!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

classic mosaic at the blast

Mica collage at the Blast

cardmakers BLAST is this Sat! Only $45 for 10 technique 10 cards!!!!!

Here are a few of the cards we will be making. Sign up soon at the downtown store 800-556-5568 or call me direct at 208-661-0435.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

hey there

I see a few of you have joined thanks!!!!!!!
I thought I would post a couple of cards for you guys let me know what you think!
Remember the big Cardmakers Blast is coming soon! I need to look at my notes again and post some of the cards/techniques we will doing. This is one of them....Fluid Chalk Batik.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Hey Nikki!

Great to meet your Mom at the quilt show!
Thanks for signing up as a follower.
Now we just need to get everyone else to sign up and check in.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tomorrow Night is CLub

Don't forget your Inchies and Journals also bring along a stamp that you would like to antique in sepia tones!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Studio Play tomorrow night 5:30 only $10

The nights theme is MOLDING PASTES For 10 bucks come over to the SAS Downtown and experiment with MIXED MEDIA STUFF. Great fun for inchies and ATC's
Next week is Stamp Club don't forget! It comes early this month!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Everybody on board!

Hey Everyone post something this week a picture or a favorite book! Hope you all had fun last night.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Don't forget Club is TONIGHT

Bring your JOURNALS PLEASE so we can all catch up. We got tons of new paper so come early and take a look!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Hey Gang

THIS week at club..... Watercolor Crayons bring along a favorite stamp to color. Don't Forget your Journals and Inchies here is a card to do with your inchies!
Also join me and hopefully Sally on our old Stamp club night (2nd wed of each month) for Technique night. Pay $10 bucks and get a mini project class.Class starts at 5:30pm April's class will be on molding paste

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hey Gang

Well its that time of the month AGAIN!!!!
Tomorrow night join us and learn about resist techniques. If you have a brayer and a versamark pad bring it along.
Don't forget the JOURNALS and INCHIES!!!!!!!!!
Oh the stamp sale is still on 30% off everything else is 20% for you guys if its not on sale already.
Lots of new goodies including some cool new jewelry stuff and the new microwave kiln for glass and metal clay!

See you there

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

hey gang

GOOD NEWS get downtown early this week before club ! we have a 30% off sale on decorative paper and stamps! while the selection is still good. We will be remodeling the store and moving everything so we need to reduce as much old stock as possible, Time to buy those big ticket items!
Stamp Club is next Wed. the 21st at 5:30. I hope to see you all!