Current Online Classes

Japanese Stab-Binding (BIG PICTURE CLASSES)

Learn the art of creating a journal with basic chipboard, paper and thread! You'll learn to use the Japanese stab binding technique to make a beautiful hard or softcover book. Use your finished book as a journal, or turn it into a mini album—the possibilities are endless! 


Sketches for Cardmakers (BIG PICTURE CLASSES)

I share with you some of my tried and true card sketches and sample cards for your inspiration. You'll also receive all sketches as download files for your reference and tips on how to draw your own sketches in class. 


Big Picture Classes: Season's Greetings

Make this season merry with handcrafted sentiments! Follow me along in class as I share five fun holiday projects that will complement any gift. Each lesson features a different technique that can be used on cards, tags, and more to make each project feel like a gift in and of itself. 


Past Classes

Studio Calico Make it BIG

  • June 2015, Class Contributor
  • Master teacher: Paige Evans

Class description: The motto for this class: the bigger, the better! Join Paige Evans as she shares ways to use big elements in your cards, layouts, and Project Life® spreads to make a big impact. Paige shows how to use die cuts, stamped designs, photos, and more to create oversized features that make a statement. 


Studio Calico On the Grid

  • February 2015, Class Contributor

  • Master teacher: Marcy Penner

Class description: Save your projects from falling flat - learn how to give each one a solid foundation with On the Grid. Marcy Penner and her contributors share the secrets for using a grid based design to create perfectly pulled together projects in a flash. You'll get Marcy's expertise in multiple areas to create the perfect base for your projects by exploring using basic grids, playing with design through the use of tags and other materials, and getting out of the square format by experimenting with other shapes or stamps. 


Studio Calico Sketchbook Class

  • May 2014, Contributor
  • Master teacher: Kelly Purkey

Class description: Whether you're new to paper crafting or a long time expert, this class will give you the tools to spur your creativity during class and long thereafter. You'll walk away from this class with 72 sketches for layouts, cards and pocket pages as well as several projects to flip through whenever you need inspiration in the future.


Crop am Rhein 2014, Germany

April 2014, two Live Classes:

  • Making an Impression with Letterpress Cards
  • Travel Mini Album (with hidden pockets and journaling)

Studio Calico Mixed Media Class

  • April 2014, Class Contributor
  • Master teachers: Céline Navarro, Anna-Maria Wolniak

Class description: Bring out your inner artist this spring! Céline Navarro and Anna-Maria Wolniak will take the mystery out of mixed media with a series of videos and in depth tutorials sharing their favorite techniques. Spend 5 weeks exploring twenty new and inventive ways to add color and texture to any paper project.


Studio Calico Cutting Edge Class

  • October 2013, Class Contributor
  • Master teacher: Susan Weinroth

Class description:

Take your digital die cutting further with a month exploring new ways to use cool materials with your Silhouette. Learn tips and tricks for working with these materials, and then get inspiration for incorporating your cuts into layouts, cards and Project Life® spreads.


Studio Calico Toolbox Class

  • August 2013, Class Contributor for Mixed Media
  • Master teachers: Amy Tan, Shanna Noel, Geralyn Sy, Céline Navarro

Lessons : 

  • Digital - building a base in photoshop, using a template, using type 
  • Mixed Media - gesso, watercolor backgrounds, mixing textures
  • Stitching - stitching with templates, fancy stitches, fabric + paper
  • Misting - masking, resist, more ideas for mist