Our Christmas Extravaganza is well under way. The Extravaganza will be offered in 2 totally different sessions. Door prizes will be given during both sessions.

The morning session from 9:30 until 12:30 will be for Card-Making.  If you register for this portion of the Christmas Extravaganza, you will make 12 cards taught by Sandra Hall, Barb Pelak, Lorraine Revalee and Brenda Preuss. These cards are cards you can easily duplicate. They are one-dimensional for easy mailing. They can be made quickly for those large numbers of cards we need to send. And they are all lovely! You will see the samples very soon. The total cost for making these 12 cards is only $25.00 with all supplies provided.

There will be a lunch in between the two sessions for a cost of only $5 for those wanting to take advantage of the whole day or for those who just want to enjoy the company of the other crafters. Ann Looney’s piano students will be entertaining us with their talents during the lunch hour from 12:30 till 1:30.

Linda Shepherd, Theresa Hunter-Snow, Mikal Ullius (Lady Mike) , and Encar Jovellar will be teaching in the Gift-Making session from 1:30 until 4:30. In this session you will be decorating an ornament, creating a journal, decorating a gift bag, and painting a magnet or pin. There may even be an extra surprise or two. These gift ideas are easy to make in multiples for holiday gift-giving. Again the cost of this session is $25.00 with all supplies and materials included.

Also, for those of you who love the music of Marty Gibson and the Revelations Band, we have their latest CD in the store. It is called Maker’s Dozen. All songs are written, produced and arranged by Marty and Nancy Winn. The vocalists on the CD are Melissa Clyde, Terri Utsey, Nancy Winn and Marty Gibson. The instrumentalists are Annetta Deck, Wade England, Chet Hayes, David Odegaard, and Marty Gibson. This is a wonderful Christian music CD with original praise and worship music based on The Word. There is a mix of different genres with original arrangements of traditional hymn tunes to keep things interesting and fun. Come get your copy now!

Be sure to check out our Class Schedule page to register and pre-pay for the many class selections. There are many new classes added to the schedule and many more to come so check back often. We have added a few new instructors: Bob Wyrick is spreading his infinite knowledge of mat and frame selection to those of you who are interested; Lady Mike has agreed to teach a class (and maybe more); and Susan Smathers will teach making wire wrapped jewelry. Encar Jovellar has plans to teach several classes, particularly some with children, so be sure to check those out soon. Also Joan and Vicki Bennett of Busy B’s has scheduled an Iris Folding class. I also have asked Chuck Jensen to consider teaching a class using many of the Pebeo products since he uses them so well. So check into the Class Schedule as often as you can for the many classes we plan for the future.