An Artsy Weekend

Stephanie Ackerman is someone I have admired from afar for a long time.
Her talent is inspiring, her spirit is big and her heart is open.
All of the things that make an artist and a woman GREAT in my book.
I am so excited to bring her to Utah!

 52 Card Pick{ME}Up by Stephanie Ackerman 

This class combines techniques using my own handmade art papers, inks, paint, paper, adhesives, stamps, Washi tapes, old paper and embellishments with quotes, verses and positive affirmations to create the beginning of what will be 52 cards of encouragement and reminders of the things we already know, just sometimes forget to remember.
The meaning, the need and the reason of this class remains the same...

*As women, daughters, sisters, neighbors, friends and moms, at one point or another, we seem to have so much going on that we forget to stop, even for a second, until we drop.  We often run on empty and I know that because I have been in that place.  Things may seem to be unwinding, unraveling and unruly but please know this...there is hope, you are not alone.

*We want more from life, we want less drama, we yearn for change, we want to do more, we want to help, we may need help.  It is time to make a change, to make a difference, to encourage others, and remind ourselves to reach out and accept support from others and That is why I created this class.

Sometimes I need a quick 'pick-me-up' quote or verse to remind myself, or to remind another and That is why I created this class.

Students & Supplies

You will need a paper trimmer, scissors, and a heat tool gun.
There will not be a 'kit' but all supplies...playing cards, art papers, rubber stamps, Washi tape, acrylic paint, etc... will be provided for you to try, use, experiment and create with to your hearts desire!
Added Bonus:  Students will receive password information to the online blog so that you can download the instruction sheets and photo inspiration as I post my cards during the 52 weeks of the year.

Class will be held on Friday, July 18, in Heber City, Utah from 6-10.

Do What You Love Workshop by Stephanie Ackerman

First we will doodle, then we doodle on rubber, and carve out a rubber stamp. We take that stamp and stamp it on paper and play with color...then we re-stamp it on fabric, cut it out and stitch.  All you need to bring is your own scissors.

Student Kit Includes:
White Uniball Signo Pigment Pen
Black Flair Pen – Medium
White Eraser
Sharpie Marker
Bristol Smooth Paper
Speedball Carving Handle
3 Carving Tips
Pink Rubber for carving
Embroidery Needles
Embroidery Hoop
Muslin Fabric
Embroidery Floss

This class will be offered Saturday, July 19, in Heber City, Utah.
Class will be from 10-5 and Saturday admission includes overnight stay
Saturday night, lunch and dinner Saturday and breakfast Sunday morning.
Price for Saturday only is $280.


The fee for both classes is $350.
This includes Friday night's class, overnight stay on both Friday and Saturday nights,
breakfast Saturday & Sunday, lunch and dinner on Saturday, access 24/7 to the classroom,
and MORE FUN!!  The retreat is being held at a house that has been built specifically to house art retreats and it is AWESOME!!   Crystal Beutler has put all of the little details in this house to make it really seem like a home built just for us!
As always I am more than happy to work out payments for you.
Just contact me at
I am really trying to keep paypal out of the loop so that I can keep
the cost down as much as possible....if you really need me to though I will invoice you.

Hope you will join Stephanie and I for an incredible weekend!!

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  1. love this! I am reworking my calendar, I want to come! :)

  2. where can I sign up? I am so excited!!!


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