Silhouette Skills: Make it STICK!

There are so many amazing things that Silhouette machines can do that we want to share with you!  Each month we offer 1 – 2 workshops focusing on one of the capabilities of the Cameo and Portrait machines by Silhouette.  Each workshop is held twice, once during the day and repeated in the evening, giving everyone the option to attend!  Please review Class Policies & FAQ for more information and a list of suggested basics to bring.

THIS MONTH:  There is one thing that all crafters know – you can never have enough adhesive!  The more intricate the item you are working with, however, the trickier it can be to assemble and adhere various parts of any paper project.  Since Cameo and Portrait machines allow you to create delicate, detailed and fine-line cut outs, it only makes sense to find a way to make adhering those items as easy and efficient as possible.  That’s what we’ll be showing you in this workshop, using double-sided adhesive sheets to adhere your paper and cut it – all at the same time!

Students need to bring:

  • Cameo or Portrait cutting machine with power & connection cords
  • Laptop computer with Silhouette Design software installed and updated
  • Cutting mat

Card of the Month Class

Join us for a fun evening making cards & learning new tricks & techniques!  The cards will be original designs by one of our staff members, Tami Chronowski.  Tami is a card designer to the EXTREME, with hundreds of past students to attest to her skills as both a designer and a teacher.  She will be bringing fun techniques each month using stamps, dies, embossing folders, embellishments, foils, glitter and more!  You’ll not only make adorable, beautiful & unique cards during the class, you’ll have new skills & ideas to design your own projects later!

More information and photos for this month’s cards will be posted as soon as they are available.

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Please review Class Policies & FAQ for more information.

Recommended Supply List:

  • Your preferred primary adhesive (ie. glue runner or liquid glue)
  • Glue Dots
  • Foam Dots
  • Small Scissors
  • Bone Folder

Skrap Pages Class – September

Do you struggle with designing page layouts?  Whether you are just getting started or have been scrapbooking for years, sketches can help you create pages like a pro!  Each month, we will present a layout sketch and show you how you can build your pages from it, vary it and bring new life to your albums!  Best of all, you will be able to CHOOSE from at least two optional design kits for the class, so you’ll be sure to leave with pages you can actually use!  Papers & embellishments from assorted brands will be included, students each need their own basic supplies & tools.

Please review Class Policies & FAQ for more information and a list of suggested basics to bring.  Instructors will vary each month.

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Coloring with Copics – Intro Session #4

Coloring is fun, relaxing and VERY popular!  If you love to color, whether for your own enjoyment or to make cards & other projects, Copic markers are truly wonderful for smooth blending and versatile use!  Once you begin using Copic Sketch pens, you will fall in love!  

This class is the second in a series to introduce you to working with Copic pens.  The series is built on the newly-released book from Copic by Marianne Walker, “Introduction to Coloring with Copic”.  Each student will need a copy of this book.  If you don’t yet own the book, you can purchase it at a DISCOUNT when signing up for the class.  Each class will gradually build on previous lessons, but will also continue to cover basics for those who cannot attend the first session.

What You’ll Learn in This Series:

  • What makes Copic pens unique
  • Understanding the color numbering system
  • Choosing blending sets
  • Basic blending & shading
  • Using the colorless blender in many ways
  • Coloring techniques
  • Shadow vs. shading – finding the light source is key
  • Choosing the best paper for the best blend
  • and much more!

Each session will require students to bring their own markers.  If you need to purchase markers, they will be available for purchase at a special discount for students.  Color suggestions will be available prior to each class, please visit or call for the list.  Please review Class Policies & FAQ for more information.

Card of the Month Class

Join us for a fun evening making cards & learning new tricks & techniques!  The cards will be original designs by one of our staff members, Tami Chronowski.  Tami is a card designer to the EXTREME, with hundreds of past students to attest to her skills as both a designer and a teacher.  She will be bringing fun techniques each month using stamps, dies, embossing folders, embellishments, foils, glitter and more!  You’ll not only make adorable, beautiful & unique cards during the class, you’ll have new skills & ideas to design your own projects later!

More information and photos for this month’s cards will be posted as soon as they are available.

Please review Class Policies & FAQ for more information.

Recommended Supply List:

  • Your preferred primary adhesive (ie. glue runner or liquid glue)
  • Glue Dots
  • Foam Dots
  • Small Scissors
  • Bone Folder

Silhouette Skills: Heat-Transfer Vinyl

There are so many amazing things that Silhouette machines can do that we want to share with you!  Each month we offer 1 – 2 workshops focusing on one of the capabilities of the Cameo and Portrait machines by Silhouette.  Each workshop is held twice, once during the day and repeated in the evening, giving everyone the option to attend!  Please review Class Policies & FAQ for more information and a list of suggested basics to bring.  Instructors will vary each month.

THIS MONTH:  Much like adhesive vinyl, crafters are falling in love with heat transfer vinyl for making custom projects of all kinds!  With the freedom to design custom pieces using Silhouette, it’s never been easier to create custom shirts, tote bags, hats, flags, banners and much more.  This workshop will show you how to get started exploring this new way to take designs and make them your own!

Students need to bring:

  • Cameo or Portrait cutting machine with power & connection cords
  • Laptop computer with Silhouette Design software installed and updated

Skrap Pages Class – August

Do you struggle with designing page layouts?  Whether you are just getting started or have been scrapbooking for years, sketches can help you create pages like a pro!  Each month, we will present a layout sketch and show you how you can build your pages from it, vary it and bring new life to your albums!  Best of all, you will be able to CHOOSE from at least two optional design kits for the class, so you’ll be sure to leave with pages you can actually use!  Papers & embellishments from assorted brands will be included, students each need their own basic supplies & tools.

Please review Class Policies & FAQ for more information and a list of suggested basics to bring.  Instructors will vary each month.

This month’s themes will be posted soon – please call for details or check back!

Coloring with Copic – Intro Session 3

Coloring is fun, relaxing and VERY popular!  If you love to color, whether for your own enjoyment or to make cards & other projects, Copic markers are truly wonderful for smooth blending and versatile use!  Once you begin using Copic Sketch pens, you will fall in love!  

This class is the second in a series to introduce you to working with Copic pens.  The series is built on the newly-released book from Copic by Marianne Walker, “Introduction to Coloring with Copic”.  Each student will need a copy of this book.  If you don’t yet own the book, you can purchase it at a DISCOUNT when signing up for the class.  Each class will gradually build on previous lessons, but will also continue to cover basics for those who cannot attend the first session.

What You’ll Learn in This Series:

  • What makes Copic pens unique
  • Understanding the color numbering system
  • Choosing blending sets
  • Basic blending & shading
  • Using the colorless blender in many ways
  • Coloring techniques
  • Shadow vs. shading – finding the light source is key
  • Choosing the best paper for the best blend
  • and much more!

Each session will require students to bring their own markers.  If you need to purchase markers, they will be available for purchase at a special discount for students.  Color suggestions will be available prior to each class, please visit or call for the list.  Please review Class Policies & FAQ for more information.

Card of the Month Class

Join us for a fun evening making cards & learning new tricks & techniques!  The cards will be original designs by one of our staff members, Tami Chronowski.  Tami is a card designer to the EXTREME, with hundreds of past students to attest to her skills as both a designer and a teacher.  She will be bringing fun techniques each month using stamps, dies, embossing folders, embellishments, foils, glitter and more!  You’ll not only make adorable, beautiful & unique cards during the class, you’ll have new skills & ideas to design your own projects later!

More information and photos for this month’s cards will be posted as soon as they are available.

Please review Class Policies & FAQ for more information and a suggested list of tools & basic supplies to bring.

Silhouette Skills: Vinyl Basics

There are so many amazing things that Silhouette machines can do that we want to share with you!  Each month we offer 1 – 2 workshops focusing on one of the capabilities of the Cameo and Portrait machines by Silhouette.  Each workshop is held twice, once during the day and repeated in the evening, giving everyone the option to attend!  Please review Class Policies & FAQ for more information and a list of suggested basics to bring.  Instructors will vary each month.

THIS MONTH:  Adhesive vinyl has become one of the staples of DIY crafting and home décor.  From creating wall art to dressing up re-purposed items, vinyl is an amazing medium for personalizing your space and creating one-of-a-kind gifts.  With many colors to choose from, vinyl could become your new favorite “must have” crafting item!  This workshop will show you how to get started with vinyl using your Cameo or Portrait machine. 

Students need to bring:

  • Cameo or Portrait cutting machine with power & connection cords
  • Laptop computer with Silhouette Design software installed and updated
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