Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Make Your Plans for 2014 . . .

Soon the Holidays, as well as 2013, will be behind us . . . what are your plans?  Now's the time to take advantage of the time and reward yourself for all your hard work of this year and plan some fun for yourself in the New Year.  And to help you, just take a look at some of the great Workshops we've got coming up, always with you in mind.  Why not plan a date, bring a friend or two, and join us?  Seating is limited, though, and Workshops sell out quickly, so call early to save your spot and don't miss a minute of fun.  And don't forget the 10% discount you'll receive on all your purchases the day of your Workshop, too! (excludes sale items, future Classes & Workshops, & handmade or consignment items)
Call (480) 821-3758 now to save your space
and don’t miss a minute in any of these fun-filled
and creative Workshops!

Friday, Dec. 6th ~ 10:30am-1:30pm   OR
Saturday, Dec. 7th ~ 10:30am-1:30pm
with Dana Edwards
Cost:  $35.00  (incl. holiday snacks & goodies)
Pick your date and join Dana as you create an exciting book using Bazzill's new Christmas collection, "Nordic Pines".  The perfect place to keep all your recipes safe, your finished book will look great in any kitchen or make the perfect gift for any cook on your gift list.  Be sure to make your reservations early, though . . . with seating limited to only 6 students per Workshop, these popular Workshops are selling out quickly!  ONLY 1 SEAT LEFT IN FRIDAY'S WORKSHOP and SATURDAY'S IS SELLING OUT QUICK! 

Thursday, Dec. 12th ~ 6:00pm-8:00pm 
"ATC Workshop & Swap"
Create 15 fun Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) based on your choice of theme in this monthly NO COST Workshop & Swap.  If you like to "think big in a small way", this Workshop is perfect for you! This month's themes: "Olde St. Nick" & "Winter Trees".  Be sure to stop in & check out our growing "ATC Gallery", too . . . you'll be amazed at what can be done on such a small canvas!

Saturday, December 14th ~ 10:30am-6:00pm
"Vintage Christmas Album"
with Shelley Ellis
Cost:  $70.00 (includes lunch)
Using My Mind's Eye beautiful "Vintage Christmas" collection, join Shelley in her newest Workshop as you create this unique album.  With covers and pages created from wood, your finished album will be overflowing with all kinds of holiday-inspired goodness . . . pockets & tags, flips & flaps, sleeves & bags, ribbons & lace, and so much more!  Shelly will also be sharing the secrets of her "magic" hinge system, as well as techniques that you'll want to use in many of your future projects.  Call early to make your reservations, because seating is limited to only 10 students, and spaces are filling up quick!

Saturday, Jan. 4th ~ 10:30am-3:00pm
with Cindy Kovack
Cost:  $60.00  (includes lunch)
Join Cindy in her first Workshop at CraftFusion as you create your own exciting "found object" necklace.  Cindy will provide all kinds of ephemera to decorate your art piece, but you'll want to bring along small bits and pieces that will bring your piece to life and make it unique . . . anything that's special to you and might inspire you.  Dig deep into those memory boxes and pull out a favorite copy of a baby picture or one that's near and dear to your heart to use as your focal point (laser print).   Seating will be limited to 10 and you definitely won't want to miss a minute of this new and exciting Workshop, so call now to make your reservations!

* Make it a day and join Shelley in her two new fun and exciting Workshops, "Celebrate Family Banner" and "Vintage Finds Album"!  Sign up for only one, or as an added bonus, sign up for both Workshops and save $5.00 on the combined Workshop Fee!

Saturday, Jan. 11th ~ 10:00am-2:00pm
"Celebrating Family Banner"
with Shelley Ellis
Cost:  $45.00*
Join Shelley as she returns in the New Year with her exciting new Workshop as you create a unique banner designed to celebrate family.  Created in subtle earth tones from the beautiful "Vintage Finds" collection from Teresa Collins, with natural embellishments of lace, burlap, ribbon, & more, your finished banner will be one that will be perfect in any home decor as a beautiful displace piece.  Call early while seats are still available, because with seating limited to only 10 students, you'll want to save your spot so you don't miss out on the fun!

Saturday, Jan. 11th ~ 3:00pm-6:00pm
"Vintage Finds Album"
with Shelley Ellis
Cost:  $35.00*
Continue your creative day with Shelley as she shares the how-to's of her signature techniques in the construction of this unique "spineless" 6"x8" album.  Using the beautiful "Vintage Finds" collection from Teresa Collins, your finished album will be overflowing with all kinds of vintage goodness and charm . . . pockets & tags, flips & flaps, envelopes & glassine bags, and more . . . even a beautiful pearl & rhinestone medallion on the cover!  With seating limited to only 10, though, you'll want to call early to save your seat!

Friday, Jan. 17th  OR  Sat., Jan. 18th
        10:00am-4:00pm each day
"Take on Tim Tags" Workshop
with Dana Edwards
Cost:  $40.00
Pick your date and join Dana in her next Workshop as she continues her exciting "Take on Tim Tags" Series.  If you love Tim Holtz and his techniques as much as Dana does, you'll want to save your seat early to join her in creating Tim's Tags for January, February, March, & April of 2013.  Seating will be limited to 8 in each Workshop, so you'll definitely want to call now to make your reservations!  Both dates are sure to sell out quickly, so don't wait too long!

NEW TO CraftFusion!
Saturday, Feb. 1st ~ 10:30am-4:30pm
"Romantic Keepsake Box"
with Carol Rose
Cost:  $80.00 (includes lunch)
Join Carol in her newest Workshop and learn how to apply basic Tiffany soldering techniques and use 90-degree angles as you create the perfect box shape of this gorgeous trinket box. This lovely box measures 3"x3"x4" high, with box hinges that you'll create for attaching the lid.  Learn the latest faux mercury glass technique for that extra vintage charm, then finish your box off with antique patina and sealer.  With its soldered decorative feet, as well as soldered rhinestone chain, vintage jewelry components, and metal embellishments, your finished box will sparkle and shine wherever you decide to display it.  This project is a little more challenging than Carol's jewelry projects, but is still open to beginners, so be brave . . . you can do it!  Make your reservations early because with seating limited to only 8 students, this Workshop is already beginning to fill!

Saturday, Feb. 15th ~ 10:30am-3:00pm
"Thinking Inside the Box"
with Cindy Kovack
Cost:  $60.00  (includes lunch)
Join Cindy in her new Workshop as you learn a lesson in remaining within the parameter of a limited space, all the while creating a free-form collage.  You'll create your collage within an 8"x8" wooden box, then combine acrylic paint with a medium to achieve the perfect stain that will work on wood, fabric, or paper.  You'll also learn how to format a collage concept, as well as how to select complementary colors, staining techniques, and accenting with minimalistic ephemera.  Seating will be limited, so call early to save your space!

Join us for any of these great Workshops and
let your imaginations and creativity soar!
Stop in to see the project samples . . .
we guarantee you won't be disappointed!

New Workshops are being added to the Calendar
all the time, so be sure to bookmark the Workshop page
at for
details on these and all of our upcoming projects!

If there's a particular type of Workshop you'd like to see on the Calendar,
leave us your comments & suggestions to let us know . . .
we love hearing from you!

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