Travel with Intention

EMILY’S BITES OF FUN:

Winter is travel time and traveling, especially when it involves exploring new regions or corners of the world, is a rich source of inspiration for many craftspeople.  The next time you are planning a trip, purchase several clear plastic sleeves meant to hold slides or small photographs (available at office supply stores). These ready-made sheets are perfect for collecting miniature mementos such as coins, bottle caps, paper scraps, ticket stubs, magnets, and the like.  Then, the spoils of several trips can be stowed away in a binder, full of tiny items and trinkets to turn into some of your craftiest memories.

Can’t afford a trip right now?  Be a tourist in the place you live.  Get out and see new things and collect items from your own city or the cities around you.  You can share them with others by making a card and keep some for yourself.  Shadowboxes are a great way to keep some of these things.  Odds are you won’t live in the same city for the rest of your life.  Hold onto some memories.

MAPLE VALLEY EVENING-OUT CLASSES:

Puzzle Greeting Cards Feb. 11 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee in Maple Valley (across from Walgreens and next to Mod Pizza). In this class you’ll need a friend or two to help assemble a jigsaw puzzle. Then you and your friends will get to create unique greeting cards from the puzzle. You’ll go home with a stack of cards perfect for any occasion! Cost is $30 which covers you and a friend! Drinks are on you. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program. Reserve your seat here.

Watercolor and Quilling Mix Greeting Cards March 11 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee in Maple Valley (across from Walgreens and next to Mod Pizza). In this class you’ll learn how to use new distress ink watercoloring to create a greeting card background and then how to quill coordinating designs. You’ll go home with a watercolor brush to keep on painting! Cost is $35 which covers all supplies and a 12oz drink. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program. Reserve your seat here.

Iris Folding Greeting Cards April 8 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee in Maple Valley (across from Walgreens and next to Mod Pizza). You’ll learn how to create stunning yet simple iris folded (paper!!) designs into unique greeting cards. Cost is $35 which covers all supplies and a 12oz drink. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program. Reserve your seat here.

BEN FRANKLIN in BONNEY LAKE CLASSES:

Tatting Lace Greeting Cards March 16 10-12:30pm. We’ll spend the morning learning how to tat lace using a single shuttle. You’ll make a handful of unique greeting cards perfect for spring! Please register through the store at (253) 862-6822 and to obtain a list of supplies you need to bring. Cost is $20.

COVINGTON CLASSES:

After School Origami Classes: this class is designed for children ages 5-13. Each program is held at Jenkins Creek Elementary School in the Multipurpose Room. Registration is required and is available at http://www.covingtonwa.gov/parks/ . More information and details are available in the Parks and Recreation Guide. Cost for each program is $11.

Tatting Lace: this class is designed for adults. Learn how to tat lace and create beautiful greeting cards with your tatting pieces. Feb.10 1-4pm.  Registration is required and is available at http://www.covingtonwa.gov/parks/ .More information and details are available in the Parks and Recreation Guide.

IMPRESS CARDS AND CRAFTS CLASSES:

Singing in the Rain Feb. 9 10:30-12:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). In this class, we’ll make music-themed greeting cards with maybe a touch of raindrops. We’ll make everything from sheet music, musical symbols, music and more! Please bring double sided tape, detail scissors, optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Hints of Spring March 9 10:30-12:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). In this class, we’ll bring a single stamp to life with distress ink and “Stella” and quilling techniques. You’ll make a variety of whimsical cards perfect for any occasion. You’ll go home with a stack of greeting cards, a new stamp, a wink of Stella brush and instructions for making more cards on your own. Please bring double sided tape, detail scissors, your favorite greeting stamps, optional: tweezers. Cost $45. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Hints of Spring March 23 10:30-12:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. In this class, we’ll bring a single stamp to life with distress ink and “Stella” and quilling techniques. You’ll make a variety of whimsical cards perfect for any occasion. You’ll go home with a stack of greeting cards, a new stamp, a wink of Stella brush and instructions for making more cards on your own. Please bring double sided tape, detail scissors, your favorite greeting stamps, optional: tweezers. Cost $45. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

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Get out and go find some new places!

EMILY’S BITES OF FUN:

When was the last time you stashed your kids (or called in sick for a mental health day) and headed out to explore a place, a town, or a location you’ve never been? This is a treat many artistic types engage in on a regular basis, not only for the wealth of new ideas it can inspire but also to give themselves a break from the studio, the office, or the confines of wherever they spend their days.  Not sure where to go?  Ask friends, neighbors and other creative/artistic people where they go to get inspired.  Once you have arrived, ask the locals about other places they think you shouldn’t miss.  There is a fabulous time waiting for you!

MAPLE VALLEY EVENING-OUT CLASSES:

Puzzle Greeting Cards Feb. 11 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee in Maple Valley (across from Walgreens and next to Mod Pizza). In this class you’ll need a friend or two to help assemble a jigsaw puzzle. Then you and your friends will get to create unique greeting cards from the puzzle. You’ll go home with a stack of cards perfect for any occasion! Cost is $30 which covers you and a friend! Drinks are on you. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program. Reserve your seat here.

Watercolor and Quilling Mix Greeting Cards March 11 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee in Maple Valley (across from Walgreens and next to Mod Pizza). In this class you’ll learn how to use new distress ink watercoloring to create a greeting card background and then how to quill coordinating designs. You’ll go home with a watercolor brush to keep on painting! Cost is $35 which covers all supplies and a 12oz drink. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program. Reserve your seat here.

Iris Folding Greeting Cards April 8 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee in Maple Valley (across from Walgreens and next to Mod Pizza). You’ll learn how to create stunning yet simple iris folded (paper!!) designs into unique greeting cards. Cost is $35 which covers all supplies and a 12oz drink. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program. Reserve your seat here.

BEN FRANKLIN in BONNEY LAKE CLASSES:

Tatting Lace Greeting Cards March 16 10-12:30pm. We’ll spend the morning learning how to tat lace using a single shuttle. You’ll make a handful of unique greeting cards perfect for spring! Please register through the store at (253) 862-6822 and to obtain a list of supplies you need to bring. Cost is $20.

COVINGTON CLASSES:

After School Origami Classes: this class is designed for children ages 5-13. Each program is held at Jenkins Creek Elementary School in the Multipurpose Room. Registration is required and is available at http://www.covingtonwa.gov/parks/ . More information and details are available in the Parks and Recreation Guide. Cost for each program is $11.

Tatting Lace: this class is designed for adults. Learn how to tat lace and create beautiful greeting cards with your tatting pieces. Feb.10 1-4pm.  Registration is required and is available at http://www.covingtonwa.gov/parks/ .More information and details are available in the Parks and Recreation Guide.

IMPRESS CARDS AND CRAFTS CLASSES:

Happy Mail Jan. 19 10-12pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Brighten someone’s day with some happy snail mail! Create a set of greeting cards that are sure to brighten a mailbox-both outgoing and incoming. We’ll use some basic quilling techniques and cute stamps to add details of love and thoughtfulness. Please bring double sided tape, detail scissors, optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Singing in the Rain Jan. 19 1-3pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. In this class, we’ll make music-themed greeting cards with maybe a touch of raindrops. We’ll make everything from sheet music, musical symbols, music and more! Please bring double sided tape, detail scissors, optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Singing in the Rain Feb. 9 10:30-12:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). In this class, we’ll make music-themed greeting cards with maybe a touch of raindrops. We’ll make everything from sheet music, musical symbols, music and more! Please bring double sided tape, detail scissors, optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Hints of Spring March 9 10:30-12:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). In this class, we’ll bring a single stamp to life with distress ink and “Stella” and quilling techniques. You’ll make a variety of whimsical cards perfect for any occasion. You’ll go home with a stack of greeting cards, a new stamp, a wink of Stella brush and instructions for making more cards on your own. Please bring double sided tape, detail scissors, your favorite greeting stamps, optional: tweezers. Cost $45. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Hints of Spring March 23 10:30-12:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. In this class, we’ll bring a single stamp to life with distress ink and “Stella” and quilling techniques. You’ll make a variety of whimsical cards perfect for any occasion. You’ll go home with a stack of greeting cards, a new stamp, a wink of Stella brush and instructions for making more cards on your own. Please bring double sided tape, detail scissors, your favorite greeting stamps, optional: tweezers. Cost $45. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

christmas is 50 days away!

EMILY’S BITES OF FUN:

Just one word: The reality of living a creative life is that some days the well runs dry.  The good news is that sometimes it only takes a single word or phrase to jump-start the process again.

You can also play with words, change the spelling to something fun like girlfriends to gyrlfriends and other play on words. 

During this season there are a lot of great words to play with and use for inspiration: Joy, Reflect, Create, Just Breathe, Believe, Let Your Light Shine, Beauty, Peace, Thanks, Grateful,  and many more.  Take time to write what you see, what you are thinking about, look through a dictionary and use those words that come to mind that may bring a spark of magic into someone else’s life today.  Then, make a card, a wall hanging, a magnet, or something else to reflect that/those words.

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LOTS OF CLASSES FOR NOVEMBER and december!

Check out all my classes and let’s get ready for winter with some fun techniques you may have not tried before!

Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program. Some of the classes offered below (all “Evening Out” classes) qualify for a loyalty program. You take 4 classes at full price, get the 5th class half-off, or for $15.

MAPLE VALLEY EVENING-OUT CLASSES:

Iris Snowflakes Class Nov. 13 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee in Maple Valley (across from Walgreens and next to Mod Pizza). Learn a new papercrafting technique in this class as we make stunning snowflakes with strips of paper. Cost is $35, which covers all supplies and a 12oz drink. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program. Reserve your seat here.

Upcycled Holiday Class Dec. 11 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee in Maple Valley (across from Walgreens and next to Mod Pizza). In this class we’ll make all sorts of fun things by upcycling them, ranging from gift bags, gift bows, snowflakes, and greeting cards. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies and a 12oz drink. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program. Reserve your seat here.

BEN FRANKLIN in BONNEY LAKE CLASSES:

Quilled Animals 102 Nov. 12 6-7:30pm. Come learn how to create and use the most basic quilling shapes to create adorable paper animals using quilling techniques. We’ll make 3 or more cards. Please register through the store at (253) 862-6822 and to obtain a list of supplies you need to bring. Cost is $20.

Quilling Snowflakes Dec. 10 6-7:30pm. We’ll spend the evening creating amazingly elegant yet incredibly easy quilled snowflakes. Once finished, the snowflakes make the perfect Christmas gift, tree ornament, or a little something extra for a package. Please register through the store at (253) 862-6822 and to obtain a list of supplies you need to bring. Cost is $20.

COVINGTON CLASSES:

After School Origami Classes: this class is designed for children ages 5-13. Each program is held at Jenkins Creek Elementary School in the Multipurpose Room. Registration is required and is available at http://www.covingtonwa.gov/parks/ . More information and details are available in the Parks and Recreation Guide on page 5. Cost for each program is $11.

Nov. 14 1:45-2:45pm. We’ll make two traditional origami projects.

Dec. 12 1:45-2:45pm. In this program we’ll make two origami projects that move and are packed with action.

Preschool Stories and Papercrafts: this class is designed for children ages 2-6. Each program is held at the Community Room at Covington City Hall. Registration is required and is available at http://www.covingtonwa.gov/parks/ .More information and details are available in the Parks and Recreation Guide on page 6. Cost for each program is $10.

Nov. 12 10-10:45am. Today we’ll get a dose of Yoda and other aliens through our stories and everyone will get to make a Yoda to take home.

Nov. 26 10-10:45am. In this program we’ll read several stories about cardinals and seasons and make a cardinal to take home.

Dec. 10 10-10:45am. In our final program for 2018, we’ll make lots of noise and you’ll go home with a noisemaker!

IMPRESS CARDS AND CRAFTS CLASSES:

Quilling Magnets Nov. 4 2-4pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Learn the basics of quilling while making cute and easy magnets; the perfect gift any time of the year! You’ll make several magnets–it’s up to you how many you make! Please bring to the class: your imagination, tweezers (optional). Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling Magnets Nov. 10 10-12pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Learn the basics of quilling while making cute and easy magnets; the perfect gift any time of the year! You’ll make several magnets–it’s up to you how many you make! Please bring to the class: your imagination, tweezers (optional). Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilled Snowflakes Nov. 10 1-3pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Come learn quilling techniques to create elegant and dainty snowflakes ideal for hanging on a Christmas tree or on a greeting card. You’ll make at least 2 snowflakes. All supplies are provided. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilled Snowflakes Nov. 25 11:30-1:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Come learn quilling techniques to create elegant and dainty snowflakes ideal for hanging on a Christmas tree or on a greeting card. You’ll make at least 2 snowflakes. All supplies are provided. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Bags and Bows, Oh My! Nov. 7 5:30-7:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Come learn how to make up-cycled bags, bows, greeting cards, and maybe even a snowflake! Please bring to the class: roller tape/double sided tape, scissors, a few paper scraps (optional). Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Bags and Bows, Oh My! Nov. 24 1-3:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village.  Come learn how to make up-cycled bags, bows, greeting cards, and maybe even a snowflake! Please bring to the class: roller tape/double sided tape, scissors, a few paper scraps (optional). Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilling Basics: Snowmen Nov. 24 10-12pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Come make some adorable and easy quilled greeting cards and tree ornaments. You’ll leave with a handsome and cute mass of elegant little “men.” Please bring to the class: roller tape/double sided tape, foam dimensionals, detail scissors, tweezers (optional). Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilling Basics: Snowmen Dec. 5 5:30-7:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Come make some adorable and easy quilled greeting cards and tree ornaments. You’ll leave with a handsome and cute mass of elegant little “men.” Please bring to the class: roller tape/double sided tape, foam dimensionals, detail scissors, tweezers (optional). Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.