Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Week Ahead

We have a busy week this week at the happy stamper including a visit from a very talented guest artist.  We hope you can join us!

Monday, May 11

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 Spiritual Art Journal

Time: 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Fee: FREE (but you need to have taken the Spiritual Art Jouranl prep class
What is a spiritual art journal? It's a way to visually record thoughts and images that reflect your interaction with life on a spiritual level. This has been a surprisingly wonderful discovery for me that I have found to be very meaningful.

I've so enjoyed this process that I wanted to open it up for others to try as well. Each Monday morning, we will meet from 9-10 AM to do an hour of journaling in a guided session. There is no fee for this time - come to as many or as few as you are able. But you need to have attended the "prep workshop" in order to have the pages on which to journal. Students should bring: their journal pages and a favorite writing pen. 

Beginning Stamping

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Fee: $15.00
This class is a must for all new (and maybe even self-taught) stampers. You'll learn the appropriate uses of Pigment versus Dye inks, embossing and coloring techniques while making a series of lovely cards. This class is twice as nice if you take it with a friend. If you sign up together, you'll get two for the price of one! 

Tuesday, May 12

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Guided Meditation

Time: 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Fee: $5.00 (materials fee)
In this workshop, we'll spend an hour in guided meditation. Using the poetry and imagery of the Psalms, we'll spend time journaling, doodling and exploring breathing and relaxation techniques. You will leave feeling refreshed and centered as you start your day! Students should bring: Your favorite writing pens and your favorite translation of the Psalms, if you have one. 


Learn at Lunch Demos - FREE!!!

12:00 - 2:00 PM, No reservations are required, so come for a few minutes or stay all afternoon! 
We call it a demo because Angela will show you all kinds of tips and techniques. But you'll leave with a project, too!  This week's demo- Fun with Ranger Distress Reinkers

Wednesday, May 13

Doodlebug Sugar & Spice/Snips & Snails Baby Book & Box

Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (day class) or 5:00 - 9:00 PM (night class)
Fee: $45.00
Need that perfect baby gift? Join Donna for this adorably wee, handmade mini-minibook that tucks into a sweet little 4x4 wood box. You'll create the tiny handmade album then decorate the book and the wood box using either Doodlebug's Sugar and Spice collection (for girls) or their Snips & Snails collection (for boys) along with Jolee baby themed embellishments, charms, and more. Make one in blue or one in pink - or both! Please call or stop by the shop to register so that we can confirm which gender you are registering for: 703-657-2952. For supply updates and the printable class file, please email Donna directly at after registering. She will provide this list in class as well. Check website for class supply list.

Thursday, May 14

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Art Journal Class

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (day class) or 6:30 - 8:30 PM (night class)
Fee: $17.00
This is a continuing project, but you can participate as often as you want. As we meet, you will add to your spiral-bound book with a few pages. Each time, different techniques and materials will be used to create a unique entry in the journal. This month, we'll be experimenting with maps, grids and watercolor! Students should bring: one spiral-bound art book of medium weight paper (paper must be able to withstand application of wet materials - they are available at the shop), your basic kit and a craft mat. A protective apron is helpful.

Free Make and Take Card

Stop by the store any time between 10:00 am- 8:30pm to make a free card!

Friday, May 15

Guest Artist!!!

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Crazy Eights with Gelli Printing

Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Fee: $48.00
A card, a box, a Gelli technique -..we are talking about your very own custom recipe box. Join Cheryl as we die cut Eileen Hull's Sizzix Recipe Box with coordinating Recipe Cards and then Gelli Print on these. You will be playing with different gelli printing techniques and leave with great sample cards or a fun set of cards for all your family and favorite recipes. Students should bring: Gelli plate (any size will work, small sizes will be best for this class), nonstick craft mat, copy paper or deli paper (for extra prints to take home), a brayer, quality acrylic paints in white, black, buff and 2-3 colors of your choice), any mark making tools like stamps, bubble wrap or texture plates, an apron and baby wipes. Optional: a Sizzix Big-Shot with cutting plates to save time sharing. 

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PB & Gelli

Time: 2:30 - 5:00 PM
Fee: $48.00
Have fun printing with Gelli Plates, The Crafter's Workshop Stencils, paints, inks, and more creating your own Pencil or Brush Bag with Cheryl. Using a newly released zippered bag by Canvas Corp, Cheryl will guide you through the steps to create this personalized bag you can then use for your pens, brushes, markers, or make-up. Students should bring: Gelli plate (any size will work, small sizes will be best for this class), nonstick craft mat, copy paper or deli paper (for extra prints to take home), a brayer, quality acrylic paints in white, black, buff and 2-3 colors of your choice), any mark making tools like stamps or texture plates, an apron and baby wipes. 

Saturday, May 16

Guest Artist!!!

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Finding Freedom

Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Fee: $90.00
Lose the illusion of control and embrace the joy of letting go with your art. Through the process of play and layering paint, inks, papers, mediums and more, Cheryl will help you discover your inner creativity and self-expression. Cheryl will guide you through some fun mixed-media techniques and coach you in finding your freedom while you create a mixed media abstract canvas. Please note that your canvas may need to stay overnight in order to dry. Students should bring: collage material (book paper, scrapbook scraps, die cut craps, photocopies of old photos), acrylic paintbrushes - at least the following: 1 or 2" flat paintbrush & medium or small round paintbrush - Matte gel medium, Modeling paste (light or regular), Archival Ink - preferably black - the following colors of quality acrylic paints: white, black, buff and 2-3 colors of your choice - palette knife, brayer, 2 small spray bottles - one with water and one with alcohol - an apron, baby wipes. Optional: stamps, mark making tools. 

Sunday, May 17

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CSI Chantilly Scrapbook Workshop

Time: 12:30 - 4:30 PM
Fee: $20.00
Join us to create a unique Scrapbook layout using five colors, a selection of embellishments or techniques (i.e. birds, metal or sewing) and a special journaling technique (i.e. journal in multiple colors). We will use a weekly challenge created for the Colors, Inspiration, Stories website to create a layout. The instructor provides a variety of tools, inks and ideas for meeting the challenge. At recent classes, we have used stencils, Gelatos, modeling creme and stamps. It is a great opportunity to try new tools or techniques. Whether you are looking for new ideas for scrapbooking, an excuse to complete a layout or just to spend an afternoon with fellow scrapbookers, CSI Chantilly is for you. Participants will be given a list of the colors and the embellishments to be used two days in advance. Part of the fun is the surprise of what we will do. Students should bring: Basic supplies, photo and any desired embellishments. (Can purchase at store if prefer).

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