Classes this weekend

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Stamp Antonio had trouble uploading these pictures to the email they sent, so here they are!

and for Sunday

Thankful Contest Winner

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I used an online random name picker for the What I am Thankful for contest and the winner is GAIL JONES!

Gail you get to pick any one of my classes to come take for FREE! Gail email me when you decide what you want to take. Offer expires 12/1/2012.

A very big thank you to all of you who took the time to tell me what you are thankful for. I appreciate each and every one of you and found your posts very inspiring.

December Classes

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Here is a listing of my December classes at Stamp Antonio. Call 210-764-7900 to register or shoot me an email telling me that you are coming.

Dreamweavers Stencil Techniques - How to make metallic pastes
Friday December 2 from 6:00-7:30pm

Grunge Book- By Popular Request
Saturday December 3 from 1:30-3:30pm


Fridays with Carrie- Handmade Ornaments (fairies, birds,and MORE!)
Friday December 9 from 10:30am-12:30pm

Tim Holtz Christmas Configurations Box (limited to 8 students!)
Saturday December 10 time???

Terrific Tim Techniques- Holiday Themed
Sunday December 11 from 12-2 OR 3-5

Art Journal Club- Monochromatic Colors and Color Theory
Saturday December 17 from 10:30am - 1:00pm

Bookbinding- Leather Journal (LIMITED SPACE! Sign up or let me know you are coming!)
Saturday December 17 from 2:00-5:00pm

Thankful contest

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

One of my good friends let me know that she could not post a comment on my What Are You Thankful For contest. So sorry folks! Try again here, contest has been extended to December 6th at midnight. Winner will receive a free class taught by me (ANY of my classes). So, what are you thankful for? POST HERE!


Monday, November 14, 2011

Hey there readers-
As Thanksgiving approaches, I have been reflecting on everything I am thankful for. I am thankful for each and every one of you. To prove it, I am giving away a FREE CLASS. Just leave a comment and tell me what you're thankful for and you will be entered into a random drawing to receive any one of the classes I teach at Stamp Antonio. So, whatcha' waiting for? What are you thankful for?

*One entry per person. Contest ends at midnight on November 30. Winners announced December 1, 2011.

Terrific Tim Techniques November

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hey there folks-
I'm feeling a bit under the weather, but wanted to check in real quick to show you samples for the Terrific Tim Techniques class this Sunday at Stamp Antonio.

Suggested supply list: (bring it if you have it, no need to purchase before class)
  • craft mat
  • blending tool with both felt and foam
  • alcohol ink in fall colors (yellow, orange, brown)
  • new fall colors of distress ink: Seedless Preserves, Gathered Twigs, Ripe Persimmon
  • tissue tape
  • mini mister with water
  • brown crackle paint
  • background stamp (like a swirl)
  • adhesive
  • tim's pen nibs
***If you have grunge letters- BRING THEM! We may have to do the "fall" a different way.

We are going to have a fun time using lots of MIXED MEDIA. We'll be inking paper, book pages, canvas, plastic, and chipboard. Hope to see you there!

November Classes

Friday, November 4, 2011

Sorry I'm late on this. Here's a listing of my November classes. All of the classes listed below will be at Stamp Antonio. You can sign up by calling them at 210-764-7900 or email me and let me know you're coming.
Fridays with Carrie: Coptic Stitch Book- Friday 11/4 10:30-12:30
Terrific Tim Techniques- Sunday 11/13 either 12-2 or 3-5
Art Journal Club: Encaustics and other wax treatments- Saturday 11/19 10:30-1:00
Bookbinding Saturdays: Sewing Over Tapes AND Beaded Spine Book- Saturday 11/19 2-5
Dreamweavers Stencil Techniques- Friday December 2 6-7:30

I might still be adding some classes. I'll let you know if I do. Also, I will be vending at the Peace Market put on by the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center. My only show all year, start saving your pennies! :)

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 31, 2011

We had a great Day of the Dead shrine class at Stamp Antonio over the weekend. Such a great mix of very talented students. Nancy sent me a link to her blog where she posted her and her daughter's finished shrines. Cool stuff! Thanks Nancy for sharing!

Happy All

Monday, October 31, 2011

Art Journal Club Student Exhibition

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Special EVENT
Art Journals -
A Student Exhibition
Sunday, October 23 | 2- 4 pm

Stamp Antonio Arts is proud to announce its

first Art Journal Exhibition.

This exhibit showcases a year's worth of outstanding work by students in our monthly Art Journal Club, led by Carrie Avery.

The students created collage pages centered around new techniques each month. These pages were added to an "art journal" as both a work of art and a reference of techniques.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Those of you who know me know that October was going to be super crazy for me. One of my little adventures this month was to take a class with Tim Holtz. Amy & Carol generously invited us all to Houston for a trade show put on by a sales group and to take an all day holiday themed Tim Holtz class. I had a great time. Beyond anything else, it was really special for me to sit and create stuff for 5 hours without having to get up and find, cut, clean, rinse things or any other reason than to pee. Everything was there laid out on the table ready to assemble. He was very generous with supplies and extra goodies. He had lots of great tips for his products and also on how to do his style classes within a small time frame. His crew does LOTS of prep work. He's very lucky to have a good stuff that enjoys making up kits.

I realize after taking his class that I tend to let students do more of the work. The main reason being is that I want people to really understand how to reproduce what we make. Another reason is that I like students to be able to personalize their art as much as possible. Personal choice is important to me. It's always great for me to take classes from others. I enjoy learning their projects, techniques, and teaching styles. So again, a BIG thank you to Amy and Carol!

I have three classes this weekend. I'm working on getting supply lists and pictures on here, but it looks like it will be tomorrow before that happens.

Hope all of you out there are doing well, and I hope to see you soon.

Terrific Tim Techniques October

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sorry for the late posting. We took what's becoming our annual trip to Galveston. A much needed break. Now of course, I'm playing catch up.

Terrific Tim Techniques is tomorrow at Stamp Antonio. Two times available. 12-2 or 3-5. Let me know if you're coming. Hope to see you there. You will have the option to make yours "fall" instead of "halloween" if you want to.

Suggested Supply List (bring it if you've got it)
  • Alcohol Ink- Dark colors (Slate, Pitch Black, Mushroom)
  • Mini Mister with Water
  • Distress Inks- Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo,
  • Adhesive (3 in 1, Zip Dry, Glossy Accents)
  • Sanding block
  • Blending tool with foam and felt pads
  • Craft mat
  • White Pen
  • Crop-a-dile tool
  • Distress Crackle- Rock Candy
  • colored pencils
  • Tissue tape

October Classes

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My schedule for October is crazy, so I had to rearrange the days we do class. Here's a list of my October classes

Terrific Tim Techniques- Sunday October 9 12-2 or 3-5
Fridays with Carrie- Friday October 21 from 10:30-12:30
Art Journal Club- Saturday October 22 from 10:30-1:00
Bookbinding Saturday- Saturday October 22 2:00-5:00
Dreamweaver Stencil Techniques- Friday October 28 from 6:00-7:30pm

Remember Jason?

Monday, September 12, 2011

We were talking yesterday in class about our good friend Jason who moved to South Dakota. He has opened an online store and I promised to post the link. Here you go! Drop in and say "hi" to him.

3rd Saturday

Saturday, September 10, 2011

My back to back 3rd Saturday for September is coming up next weekend at Stamp Antonio.

Art Journal Club: September-
Metal: This month we will be talking about metal. I will show you was to distress metal, create faux-metal and other metal techniques as well as how to incorporate metal into your collage. Please bring any scrap metal as well as all of your collage gear.

Secret Belgian Binding-
This book features an interesting pattern of weaving that laces the front and back covers to the spine. It has hard covers and will lay flat when opened. A unique and fun binding, with PATIENCE it's easy to learn. Please bring crop-a-dile tool or Japanese screw punch, bookbinding needle, awl, pencil, scissors, bone folder, ruler, PVA glue, and glue brush if you have them.

Terrific Tim Techniques September

Friday, September 9, 2011

This Sunday September 11th at Stamp Antonio. Two times available. 12-2 or 3-5.

Suggested Supply List (bring it if you have it)
Distress Inks: (I used Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Black Soot)
Some kind of shimmer spray in a light color (I used a Peal color from Smooch)
Adhesive (PVA, 3 in 1, Zip Dry)
Red Liner Tape
Walnut Stain Distress Stain
Craft Mat
Blending Tool with extra foam pads
Pattern or background stamps

I'm excited to show you a new product called Goosebumps from Tsukineko. Super cool stuff. I managed to buy the second to last bottle at Stamp Antonio. You'll want to be on the wait list for the next batch. I just wanted to warn you ahead of time that they don't have any right now. For those of you who bought some, bring it!

Terrific Tim Techniques- August

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Our Terrific Tim Techniques class is THIS SUNDAY at Stamp Antonio. Normally we do the 2nd Sunday, but because of schedule conflicts, we will be doing it THIS WEEK! I really love the samples for this month. I hope you do too and will join me for this fun class. There are two time slots available. 12-2 OR 3-5. Call 210-764-7900 to register.

Suggest supply list (bring it if you have it):
  • Tissue tape (any pattern)
  • adhesive (3 in 1 or Glossy Accents)
  • Distress Inks (I used Broken China, Peeled Pain, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, Old Paper)
  • Black Staz On Pad
  • Rock Candy Distress Crackle
  • Blending Tool with foam pads
  • Craft Mat
  • Distress Stains (I used picket fence, walnut stain, vintage photo)
  • Tim Holtz stamps (I used the Book Covers, Stuff to Say, and Papillon sets)
  • White Pen

2 mini book class this Sunday

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mini Holiday Grungebook-
In this workshop we will construct a mini album (6"x6") from Grungepaper and Holiday papers. This book features a unique clasp and embellishments. Use this wonderful little book to scrapbook your holiday pictures, hold favorite holiday recipes, or perhaps journaling your favorite family rituals. You can even give it as a gift! $25
Stamp Antonio Sunday July 31 from 12-2

Christmas Star Book-
Create a wonderful little book that when opened reveals layered windows with vintage Christmas imagery. This book looks complicated, but with step by step instruction is easy to assemble. Miniature versions can be created as ornaments. This book will quickly become on of your most treasured Christmas item. SUPPLY LIST: Please bring a craft knife, cutting surface, scissors, bone folder, and red liner tape. All other materials will be provided $ 25
Sunday July 31 from 3-5 at Stamp Antonio

Classes with Liz Allen

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My dear friend Liz Allen is teaching THIS SUNDAY at Stamp Antonio. She is doing a Christmas Card Class and a little Winter Themed mini book. If you're looking for something WONDERFUL to do this weekend, look no further!

Sunday is actually my birthday, so I don't know if I am going to be able to make it to her class, but I'd love to do that mini book. Toooooo cute!

Call Stamp Antonio at 210-764-7900 to sign up!

I told you it would be last minute...

Saturday, July 9, 2011

I'm baaaccckkkk!

Here are the samples and suggested supply list for the Terrific Tim Techniques class THIS SUNDAY at Stamp Antonio. Call 210-764-7900 to register. Two time slots available 12-2 and 3-5.

Stamp Antonio is doing a Christmas in July, so our theme this time is Christmas Wishes. Hope you can join us!

Suggested supply list:
non-stick craft mat
adhesive (glossy accents, 3 in 1, Zip Dry)
Crop-a-Dile if you have one
Stylus tool (used for dry embossing)
black Sharpie
any favorite Christmas stamps
Acrylic Dabbers (espresso, or any of the browns)
Sanding Block
Distress Ink Pads (walnut stain, vintage photo)
White embossing pad and white glitter embossing powder.

off on an adventure

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I was planning on taking my kids to a family reunion at the end of the month. My grandfather passed away yesterday, so we are leaving early. I won't be back until close to class time again, so if I am quiet, you know why.

Oh, and today I celebrate my 10th wedding anniversary.

Happy everything. You guys stay cool and I'll see you soon!
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