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Friday, May 13, 2016
By Memories and More, LLC
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Mason Jar Workshop

Join me Tuesday, May 24 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. as we create home décor using mason jars. I’m really excited for this workshop because I’m addicted to mason jars. Actually, I like any kind of jar. The possibilities for what you can do are endless.

When you come to class, you can choose which project you would like to do from the pictures shown above. Class registration is $35.00 and includes all supplies. The workshop will be held at:

 

Joe's Workshop

13915 N. Harvey

Edmond, Oklahoma

(405) 531-0153

Mason Jar Workshop

 

I may add a couple additional choices for you to choose from. Looking forward to seeing everyone soon.

 
Friday, May 06, 2016
By Memories and More, LLC
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BYOF Chalk Paint Workshop

Join me Saturday, May 14 (10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.) as I will be hosting a workshop on furniture restoration.  The fee for this class will be $60.00 and will include all supplies you need to refinish your piece of furniture, along with lunch and will be held at the following location:

 

Joe’s Workshop

13915 N. Harvey Ave.

Edmond, OK

405-531-0153

My workshop will include an introduction to chalk painting, distressing, and waxing your own piece of small furniture. We will learn an economical way to achieving the chalk paint finish by mixing our own. There are many great chalk paints you can purchase, but this class will give you an inexpensive alternative. Chalk paint is the latest craze when it comes to furniture painting because no sanding or priming is required.

This workshop will be a fun, informative hands-on class.

In this class we will cover:

1)      Different types of paint (chalk, latex, spray paint).

2)      Different types of finishes and stains

3)      How to distress and achieve an antique look

4)      Using glazes and waxes for a proper finish

5)      Furniture painting tips and tricks

I will have several colors to choose from and I will send you an email with a list of what I have. If there’s a particular color you want to use and I don’t have, I will be sure to provide it for you. Be sure to wear clothing you don’t mind getting paint on.

Looking forward to seeing everyone next week. We are going to have a lot of fun!

 
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
By Memories and More, LLC
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Join me on Saturday, May 7 (1:00-3:00 p.m.) as I will be hosting our second craft workshop transferring photos to wood. Classes are $35.00 per session and will be held at the following location:

 

Joe’s Workshop

13915 N. Harvey Ave.

Edmond, OK

405-531-0153

 

I will be teaching you how to transfer photos to wood. Once you have signed up for the class, please email me (3) pictures you would like to use. One picture will be used for an 8x10 and the other two pictures will be 5x7. Also indicate in your email which picture you would like to be an 8x10 and 5x7s. For example:

Children playing – 5x7

Basketball ball pic -5x7

Family picture – 8x 10

I will provide you with both color and black and white printed photos and you can choose which ones you would like to transfer. Since it is best to allow the photo transfers to dry overnight, I will bring some sample wood pics for you to keep and use (already dried) in addition to taking home your 8x10 and 5x7’s you will be transferring during class.

The deadline to register for this class will be May 4. There are 10 class openings for this session. Below is a link for you to sign up for the class:

I look forward to seeing you soon. :)

Click here to register for the May, 7th 1:00pm - 3:00pm session.

Click here to register for the May, 7th 3:00pm - 5:00pm session.

 

 
Thursday, April 21, 2016
By Memories and More, LLC
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Join me on Sunday, May 1 (1:00-4:00 p.m.) as I will be hosting our first craft workshop working with reclaimed wood. Classes are $35.00 per session and will be held at the following location:

 

Joe’s Workshop

13915 N. Harvey Ave.

Edmond, OK

405-531-0153

 

I will be teaching you how to paint a rustic looking sign with your family name and established date on reclaimed wood. The information you send me will be based on the style you choose. You will be cutting, sanding, building, and painting your own sign. We will be having a safety class prior to working with the tools.

 

Each participant will have (5) sign styles to choose from. You will also have the option of making two signs for an additional $15.00. All paint and supplies will be included.

 

Once you have signed up for the class, please email me your last name and the date established you want to use. The information you send me will be based on the style you choose. Please email the information to me by Friday, April 29, so I can create a vinyl stencil for you to use for you wood.

 

There are 10 class openings for this session. Below is a link for you to sign up for the class:

 

I look forward to seeing you soon. :)

 
Saturday, November 21, 2015
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I've been mia from blogging or crafting much for the last couple of months.  For a very good reason though.  There are so many things I want to do, but I realize I can't do it all nor do I have enough time to do so.  I feel like the things I'm going to share will help me stay organized and manage my time more efficiently.  A couple of the projects I created were time consuming, but I knew it would help me immensely in the long run so I was able to tackle the job.

When the girls moved out, I turned one of the bedrooms into a storage room for junk I collected and projects I wanted to do.  I decided I really wanted to create a craft studio where I would be to do many things in one area, sewing especially.  I loved the idea that I could leave my sewing machine out and not have to put it away every time I wanted to use it.  For the rest of the room, I used Pinterest for inspiration.  Here are before and after pictures.  I'm actually going to redecorate a few items because I've acquired a few additional tools and inventory. :)


I also wanted to have a workspace in the garage so I could create things with wood.  For Christmas and my birthday, I asked for power tools.  Never did I dream I would ever ask for something like that but it was a result of one small project with a hand miter saw.  Here's a before and after picture of my little workspace in the garage.

I always have my hand in many projects at one time, but I found myself being frustrated because I couldn't keep track of what I was doing because I wanted to do it all and there wasn't enough time in the day to do everything I wanted.  I evaluted everything I liked to do and came up with some sort of organization plan that would help me manage my time better and keep track of what I was doing.

These are the tools I came up that I knew could help me with organizing what I was doing and when.  I decided to use the Arc System (Circa, Levenger) for most of my organization plan where the pages are cut along the edge and easy to add and remove.  Sometimes I change my mind and I love that this system allows me to add/remove pages easily or other products.


This particular project took many hours and a lot of work, but I knew in the long run, it would be beneficial to me.  I took pictures of every room, hall, space, and objects I had in my house.  Printed the pictures off on regular paper and divided my books by rooms.  Now I can easily pick up my book and look at the projects I want to do to do to my home, the objects I already have that I can use and keep track of what I'm doing.  Left plenty of room to jot down notes like the picture of the buffet I want to refurbish.

I'm always on Pinterest or looking through magazines/books for ideas and there's always a ton.  I made a book of my favorite craft subjects, and printed pics from Pinterest or other online sources, and cut up my magazines.  I never use all the information in the magazines so I cut out what appeals to me and recycle the rest.  I have now have a go to source for many inspirational ideas and I can always add to it.

I created a "How To" book as well.  When I come across instructional ideas I can use, I add them to my book.  "Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go"

My favorite book is probably my "Sophie & Leah" projects book. :)  I LOVE making things for my granddaughters.  Any time I come across something I may make or plan to make for Sophie & Leah, it's nice having one go to book.

I normally am not a fan of a bulky or large calendars.  I've always had something something small like a 5x8 and very basic.  This calendar was perfect for me because it uses the same type of paper organization that I use for some of my other books.  Plus I love the saying "Every day is a gift".  It's a beautiful reminder of how precious time is.  This fits my personality and I love the way the calendar is layed out.

My last project was my Project Pics book.  I have taken a picture of every craft item or restoration project I've ever made.  I enjoy the before/after pictures.  It reminds me of the things we are all capable of doing with a little inspiration and determination.


 
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