Please note: I do not have a "brick & mortar" business location. I do my crafting at home and then usually instruct at a local county rec center. One of these days, I hope to have a studio with some classroom space.
I have had a few crafting get-togethers at my home, but there just isn't much room for more than 2 additional people and myself. Crafting is very messy you know, and it's hard to work when you don't have enough space to spread out. But one of these days...
Oh well, until then, I'll dream about the ideal crafting and instruction space. Keep reading to see what I'd like to have.
Click the ADULT COLORING/COLLAGE Examples page. I just added some photos of my recent collage project!
Nancy Loomis (instructor, artist/crafter)
-Creative Inspiration using
Paper, Mixed-Media & Digital Art
Located in Bethesda, Maryland
Good on EVERYTHING
AT EVERY ARTS/CRAFTS STORE!
HAND THEM OUT TO YOUR FRIENDS!
Hey! You can click here to go to my Facebook Creative Resources page and "Like" Thanks!
Some things to consider if you've got some extra cash on-hand....
I think I can see it....should I go to the light?...what the heck, I'll do it. There it is...a bright sunny studio with all the space I need. How are there so many drawers and cabinets in one room?....I can see everything that's in them...everything is labeled and neatly tucked away.....all the paper, paint, ink, powders, die-cut machines, stamps, embossing folders and dies and more...more than I could ever ask for.
And the next room...this must be the classroom of my dreams? Oh, yeah, this is a dream. Anyway, it's so roomy and has all the workspace and tables I could ever desire with two huge clean-up sinks...and they both have hot water. And that glowing shelf over there...what's that?...well it looks like it has all the top brands of electronic die cutting machines! I'm gonna faint.
And what's this? Some sort of book? Let's see....oh my word...it's a coupon book, full of 50% off coupons to ANY crafting and art supply store that exists & no expiration date? This can't be real. Oh right. It's not.
Some more examples of Exploding Cards from Pinterest: (not linked)
Check it out!
You can go directly to my Etsy shop by this blue link Creative Resources & Support @ nancythings or also view many of my items for sale by going to my Facebook page "Creative Resources & Support NANCY CREATES THINGS.
Both of these links will take you to the my Etsy shop and this is where you can shop securely using a credit or debit card or Paypal.
Please note: It's now April 2018. I do have some beautiful cards for sale there, but plan to be revamping my shop and what I'm selling on Etsy.
I'll have some creative examples of my fairies posted very soon. Be sure to check back!
Transcript from one of my crafting dreams:
Site Updated 6/8/18
It's like Santa every month!
What am I talking about?
I've just been reading and looking at video reviews and websites that offer monthly subscriptions for arts/crafts and paper-crafting supplies.
CREATIVE ART BOX?
PAPER WISHES MIXED MEDIA BOX?
and many, many, more.
Could a monthly box of crafting and art supplies be good deal for you?
Check out Creative Resources & Support FACEBOOK page to see what I think.
Downloaded design from Freepik.com;one of my favorite sites for downloadable graphics to use in paper-crafting and more.
And in the same vein as arts/crafts supplies monthly subscriptions mentioned above, I was surfing the Spellbinders website and see that they have a Card Kit of the Month membership subscription. Here's a link to my Creative Resources & Support page on Facebook: where I describe this subscription in more detail.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for more information! Thanks for looking and please stay tuned for lots more.
Sign-up for a class and check out the fairies!
The Fairies are Coming!
I have some new "fairy "themed supplies, (paper,
dies, embossing folders, digital images,) that are really, well, ENCHANTING.In my last class, everyone was delighted with the 3 different fairy embossing folders.
(Videos and more "stuff" coming soon.)
Hey! Take a look at my first brief video of an "exploding card" I made. It's on my Creative Resources & Support Facebook Page:
If you like it, please click "Like."
One Summer Session for Card & Paper Crafting
Saturday, August 18, #54798
register at activemontgomery.org
$45 for 3 hours/no addtl supply fee
1:00 - 4:00pm
Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Dr.
Wheaton (Silver Spring)
Rec Center Phone:
Sometimes good intentions just don't work out...
For a variety of reasons, I decided to cancel the Wednesday evening classes that had previously been announced. I will have only one summer session on August 18. I had planned for an additional June or July session, but between last minute decision to schedule, miscommunication errors and the county's arbitrary decision making, I don't always have total control over what I can schedule. Sorry for any confusion.
I am thinking about using some other venues for workshops and/or having some classes at my home, but I only have space for 2 at the time. I will announce my plans once I figure out what is best and/or the interest level. I am also currently doing some practicing to do some instruction/information videos on YouTube. Stay tuned and I'll also be sending emails out to announce details.
Keep on crafting!
Sign-up for a class and play with the fairies!
This last example shows the basic shape without the card backing. This "explosion card" is basically an ORIGAMI fold and there are many other fun folding ideas to explore.