Monday, October 16, 2017

Cards, Classes and the Secret Blog

Well we had a great class Friday the 13th, wonderful ladies and lots of laughs as always! Here is a finished example of one of the cards from class. This one uses a Fred Mullett stamps (stamp). I know the text is upside down! I actually like the card in the other direction....thats what I love about square cards. I hope you can join us for the next class on Friday October 27th which will be Christmas Cards in Colored Pencil! Same place, same time.... More info to follow tomorrow! BTW There are new posts on the Secret Blog! If you have not joined yet.....now is the time. Click on the side post for more info or just message me here.
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Saturday, October 14, 2017

What is the Secret Blog??????

I created the Secret Blogs a few years back so I could post ideas and concepts to my old customers/friends in a more private way with out having to travel. Many of you go out and teach classes yourselves and I am OK with you passing these ideas along.
When you join it is for a lifetime.
Right now there are 2 Secret Blogs ;
#1Just you and Me (the original secret blog) #2 the Draw & Play Secret Blog.
There are over 1200 posts with photos. 25 pages including info on Gelli Plate, art materials transfers altered books ,journals, greeting cards and much more.
I only post the info to those in the Secret Blog the info is not posted anywhere else.....although I make mistakes so be patient.....my memory is not what it use to be. You get in by knowing the code and the blog secret name.
If you have joined in the past and don't remember the info contact me.
If you would like to join it is $45 for both blogs that is for a lifetime (as long as Blogger is running)
You can pay it through Pay Pal.    paypal.me/maryjomcgraw/45   Contact me here or on Facebook with questions. I hope you will join us if you haven't already.
This week on the Secret Blog I will be working on a sample journal that I started several years back when I was still demonstrating often in classes and at shows.It is part of my Alphabet set of journals and altered books Letter L and is going to feature Fred Mullett Stamps and A Colorful Life Designs Stencils (use maryjo10 to get a discount when you order stencils).
This journal has many base stencils from the past several years and used lots of acrylic spray paint base(which creates some issues for future artwork). So I will be explaining how to fix problems using acrylic paint in books like dealing with stickiness and how to make different media work on acrylic.


Monday, October 9, 2017

Friday the 13th class JOIN US !


Join us in Hayden Idaho this week for a fun cardmaking class. Mini Collage Cards @ Hayden Crossing 88 Sargent dr only $25 for a 3 hour class. See my previous post for details or message me in Facebook or here and i will get back to you asap
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Monday, October 2, 2017

New Class Oct 13 2017 MINI Collage Cards (or how to make cards out of nothing much)

Join me for a fun and easy card class Friday the 13th at Hayden Crossing (88 Sargent Dr) in Hayden Idaho. We will cover everything from basic collage and stamping techniques to how to make your card look more professional with a few simple tricks! I will be featuring Fred Mullett Rubber Stamps and A Colorful Life Designs stencils (use MaryJo10 for a special discount) I teach all levels and we will make several cards in class as well as showing you how to turn it into an artsy pin to send as a gift. 3 hours only $25 Come and have some fun and get out of the house before winter comes!
Bring along any little bits of paper, old photos, paper tapes, buttons, bits and baubs that you have laying around.  Little scissors and glue stick and thats it I will bring the rest!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Stencils

I got a whole load of new stencils for my classes from www.acolorfullifedesigns.com and if you buy stencils from them and use code MaryJo10 when you check out you get 10 percent off!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Terry Tyson to Maryjo Mcgraw
22 hrs
Maryjo, it is wonderful to hear that you are teaching again. The reasons are many, but let me say that if it wasn't for you and those classes I took many years ago, my love of art, fine craft and creativity would likely not be as strong or as important to me today. Truly, you inspired me to teach my own classes and I am still sharing the collective knowledge and skill you instilled in me with the very first class I took from you.
Your classes were so well organized, the instructions complete and the final product pleased me greatly. I hope I don't embarrass you too much by saying that within the crafting world, you are probably amongst the top three instructors - ever.
Your projects were also devised to allow a student's creativty to take wing. It was never a copy of what you were demonstrating or displaying, but with your guiding hands and encouragement, what was made in your classes were a reflection of me, not you. Thank you for that.
I hope you can teach a little closer to southern Cali soon. Susan and I will be there, aprons on and minds open.
Good luck with your classes. I envy your students.

Cards, Classes and the Secret Blog

Well we had a great class Friday the 13th, wonderful ladies and lots of laughs as always! Here is a finished example of one of the cards fr...