Monday, October 17, 2011

Class: Subway Art

All of the subway art will be put on white canvas.  This selection can be replicated exactly, the others can be customized according to your desires and will be 12x12.

Cost: $15 for 12x12 Customized Subway art
Includes: Everything needed to complete project (customized printed graphic, canvas, and adhesive) once you have submitted the pictures of your choice
Length of class: 10-15 minutes per frame
Comments: Will have a set time for the class but will also have written directions with pictures so you can do on your own time if desired.
Instructor: Lindsey & Leah

NOTE: I can customize for this for you as much as you are needing.  Please send me the pictures desired for the photo collage and any preferences.  Or send me the quote and look you want.  I will have you proof all of the work before I send it to the printers.  DEADLINE FOR THIS PROJECT IS NOVEMBER 5TH.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Class: Framed Silhouettes

I love the framed silhouettes and wanted to offer the class to anyone that wants to make one. Perfect for your house or for a gift.
Cost: $15
Color: Black and White or you can customize your by painting your frame another color or putting another color in behind your silhouette for your mat (let me know if you would like a color change).
Comments: A profile picture for the silhouette (against a solid background like a wall in your home..needs to be emailed to my by Nov 5th).
Items to bring to the class: Scissors and adhesive. All else provided. Will have instructions if you want to work at your own pace.
Instructor: Leah

Here is the exact frame we will be using for the silhouettes.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Class: All kinds of Flowers!

Organza Flowers (Beginning):
Cost: $3.50 per flower and $5 per headband for kids or adults.
Colors: Turquoise and Pink (shown below)
Comments: Brighter colors and more spunk, these flowers are for those girls with flair! This is the easiest flower you will ever make! Items needed for class: Glue gun. All else provided (and I will have a glue gun if needed). Will have instructions of you want to go at your own pace.
Length of Class: One takes about 3-5 minutes.

Instructor: Leah

Lace Flowers (Intermediate)
Cost:$4 per Flower, $5.50 per Headband for kids or adults.
Colors: Navy, Black, White, Brown, Dark Pink and Beige (tan).
Comments: I will show you how to make these beautiful and vintage looking flowers. Very simple yet elegant. Can be used to pin on as an accessory as well. You can make them as big or as small as you want. Wish the pics turned out better. Each flower will take about 5-7 minutes.
Items needed for this class: Glue gun. All else provided (and I will have a glue gun if needed). Will have instructions if you want to go at your own pace.
Instructor: Leah

Silk or Cotton Flowers (Advanced)
Cost: $3 per Flower and $5 per Headband for kids or adults.
Colors: Cream, Light Pink, Dark pink, Black, Red and Turquoise Blue.
Comments: These flowers are such a pretty way to dress up your outfit. Can also be pinned onto hat or shirt. Each flower will take about 8 minutes.
Items needed for this class: Glue gun. All else provided (and I will have a glue gun if needed).
Instructor: Leah

Shoot me an email if you have any questions!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Class: Hugs and Kisses

Cost: $3.50 each or 3 for $10/ $3.00 without candy
Includes: Everything (jar, Hershey hugs and Hershey kisses, ribbon, labels- for candy bottoms, stamp supplies).  I will have several samples available for replication.
Length of class: 5-10 minutes per canister
Comments: Will have a set time for the class but will also have written directions with pictures so you can do on your own time if desired.
Instructor: Lindsey

Class: Snickering Snowmen

Cost: $2 each OR 6 for $10
Includes: Candy bar (Let me know if you have a preference please), ribbon, pre-cut paper, embellishments, googly eyes, tag + twine, super sticky tape- for the white paper (everything you need except adhesive)
Length of class: 5-10 minutes per candy bar snowman
Comments: Will have a set time for the class with step by step directions & written instructions as well
Instructor: Lindsey

Class: Ring around the Rosie (Fabric Wreath)

Cost: $20
Includes: Fabric (You chose from SU!'s selection: Holly Berry Bouquet (Mini) or any on page 196 of the IB&C), Wire wreath, buttons, thread, glue, jingle bells. (This means you bring scissors and I'll cover the rest).
Length of class: 2-3 hours
Comments: Will have a set time for the class but will also have written directions with pictures so you can do on your own time if desired.
Instructor: Lindsey

Friday, September 30, 2011


I know this is hard to read, but its the best I can do.  We will be offering t-shirts this year for $16.  Just send me the size, and color ( and then bring a check/money to retreat.

The shirts say:
Sleep (Optional).
Blackfish Retreat

Sizes available are: S, M, L, XL, XXL
Colors are: kelly green (shown), turquoise, hot pink, & orange

Deadline to sign-up for a t-shirt is November 1st.

Friday, August 12, 2011

It's coming!

Retreat is approaching, and I wanted to send out the flyer August 1st, so I'm only 11 days behind!  Anyhow, if you are interested in coming to retreat, we would ask that you send your money to Leah Fish in one lump sum ($45 is a non-refundable deposit if you withdraw after November 1st). See flyer.

We will be posting all classes on our blog by October 1st. 

Once the classes are uploaded and available, you can send in your check to Leah Fish as a separate check.  This will help us keep your classes and basic retreat packages straight. Schedules will be posted as we get closer.

Here is her address:
1426 Napa Drive/ Rockwall/ 75087

Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Have you filled it out?

The form is ready to be filled out- so fill it out and send your money! :)

November 1st Ribbon Share

I have to have your order and $$ by November 1st, so let me know if you are interested!
Ribbon Share #1:
1/8 Taffeta Ribbon Share $7 for 2 yards of Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Old Olive, & night of Navy
Ribbon Share #2:
3/8 Taffeta Ribbon $8 for 2 yards of: Basic Black, Old Olive, Marina Mist, night of Navy, & Real Red
Ribbon Share #3:
5/8 Grosgrain Ribbon $8 for 3 yards of: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry, & Early Espresso

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Girls' Crafty Weekend: Lindsey's Projects- FREE

Digi-Scrap Class
Instead of our tradition Basics Class, this year I am going to do a demonstration on Digital Scrapbooking. Here are just a few of the projects I've done. My favorite- of course- is Lucy's birth announcement- minus all of the stats, I took them off. Should be a fun class. We will be making a hybrid project/card too- and its all FREE! :)

Girls Crafty Weekend: Lindsey's Projects Take One

CD Case Calendars.

Be excited.

This is going to be a super-easy class (for you especially) the key to this class will be preparation. I am going to put together digital scrapbooking calendars that will slide into CD cases. I will need you to e-mail me your pictures ahead of time to make this work. At retreat, you'll be cutting the pictures printed sheets, sliding them into the CD case and doing any additional embellishments. I want all of your pictures by November 6th.

Price $7/each calendar

Includes: CD case, printed sheets with your pictures in them, & my time. :) COMPLETE pictures and instructions will be given to those who sign up! Here is January to give you an idea of how cute these are. PS They won't have "Created by Lindsey Blackhurst on the front of your copies. :)

Girls Crafty Weekend: Lindsey's Projects: Take Two

Altered Clipboards, baby!
My second class is going to be making clipboards. I'll supply the clipboards, white paint, ModPodge, paper (for the front and back) and ribbon. You'll be on your own for embellishments. These would make fabulous teacher/office gifts. On mine here I bought those cool die-cut stickers and used them as embellishments. I'll have some little add-ons available AT retreat if you want them.
Price $5/clipboard (you might think you can do this cheaper on your own, but remember I'm supplying it all in one spot, and everything will be SU- which means good quality!!)
If you tell me what color scheme you would like to use, I can have all of your ribbon and paper ready ahead of time. :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Girls Getaway: Leah's Projects and Crafts: Take One

Candy Countdown Calendar Kit

Click here to view and scroll to page 34 of the mini catalog.
$25 Each

You and the kids will enjoy this fun countdown advent calendar!
Perfect d├ęcor item for the holidays. Simply fill each box with your favorite goodies, trinkets,

or holiday treasures and clip them in order along the twine rope to keep

everyone in the house excited for the countdown. Includes 25 fast-fold boxes,

printed die-cuts, and enough ribbon and clothespins to clip the boxes to the

rope—so easy to put together! Boxes also make cute ornaments or favors.

Box approx. 1-1/2" x 1-7/8" x 3-1/2", widening to 2-1/8" x 2-5/8" at top. Adhesive

not included.

This class will be a packet class where you are free to create on your own or with the group.

Class fee is price of kit plus tax and S&H.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Girls Getaway: Leah's Projects and Crafts: Take Two

Gift Tins
$10 each

For goodies, cards, gifts, notes and more

Merry Christmas Gift Giving Bucket

You pick the paper print and colors at retreat and I will cut everything for are not limited to Christmas paper.

Theme ideas for you to fill your decorated bucket with:
Movie Night
Spa Treatment
Relaxation (candles and quiet CD)
Art Theme
Book Theme
Quiet Activities
Dress Up/Princess

Storage Tin

For storing your cards, receipts, nic nacs, or different notes.

You can choose any paper for your tin to fit your theme.

Or for gift ideas:
LOVE: Valentines Day gift filled with coupons and love notes for your special someone.
CARDS: Give to a friend that loves cards, filled with ones you've made.
SHOPPING: Christmas receipts to help keep track.
SUMMER: You can also use this tin for summertime and fill it with boredom busting ideas.
FRIEND: Fill with your friends favorites.

Girls Getaway: Leah's Projects and Crafts: Take Three

Vinyl Expression Boards (12 x 9):
(The cursive saying is easy to read in person but didn't come through well in pic.)

Vinyl Expressions:
$10 per Board (excluding paint)

Child of God
Merry Christmas
Merry & Bright
Trick or Treat
Fresh Linens (for laundry room)

Bring your paint color so you have just what you want!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

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Let's be clear...

Hey gals, I know you are excited about Retreat, and believe me- we are too. But we are still working many of the details, so please be patient with us. Also, please note that we have only posted 1 post about this Retreat. Classes, schedule, t-shirts, etc... are all coming soon. So stay tuned!

For the basic info- see the post below. :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Money Due

Hooray for those coming to retreat! We are super excited for the Holiday Hideout and can't wait to see you all AND create some awesome things!
Please send me an email if you are unsure of how much you owe.

Those we are still needing forms for:
Jenny C

Please email me if you need my new address.
See you SOON!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Forms sent

If you have put in your "I'm officially coming" note to us, then you've received the Holiday Hideout Information Form. Those forms are due by November 1st.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Retreat Class: Frame that Name

In this class we will make the frame of your choice with the name or title you would like. First name, last name, nickname or sentiment, these frames are great gifts for the little (or big) people in your life!

There are 2 colors of frames, black (8.5 x 11)and brown (8 x 10).
The colors above are the following:
Feminine: Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay with Chocolate Chip.
*You could choose to use the paisley background instead of posy or add your own stamps.
Masculine: Real Red and Bermuda Bay with Black.
*You can use wild about you instead of bugs and kisses or decorate it however you'd like.
You may pick 2 colors (in addition to the frame color) for your projects. I would like to accommodate you if you have a specific color scheme you are trying to match. Please let me know what colors you would like to use when ordering. You can change it up however you'd like...these are SO much fun!

Quick Glance:
Class: Frame that Name
Cost: $6/Frame
Includes: Everything for the frame including the name and instruction from me. Please specify the name, title, or sentiment (love, hope, etc) that you are using. Specify frame color and other 2 color choices.
Limit: None (unless frames aren't in stock, so order now to be safe!)
Instructor: Leah

Retreat Class: Vinyl and More: Gifts Galore

This class offers gifts for the people on your list...and even one for you! These projects all use at least one of the vinyl flowers. The vinyl is quick and easy and makes creating a gift a breeze. The three choices are:
Black Eastern Bloom Mini Flower
Chocolate Flower 
Rose Flower

This gallon cookie jar has 3 of the eastern blooms black vinyl mini flowers. You can make the same one or choose the rose red or chocolate vinyl flowers from the decor elements line. This is a perfect gift for a candy or cookie jar or change it up and use it to hold your ribbon scraps. Each Jar is $10.

These square glass vases are perfect for a candle, candy or potpourri. You can purchase the vase as shown above with your choice of potpourri fragrances (apple & cinnamon, sea breeze, apricot & mango, or rose garden) with the flower of your choice. Vases with potpourri are $5.

You can also purchase the vases by themselves and fill them with your own goodies and treats. Empty vases with your choice of flower are $4.

The last project with the vinyl mini flowers is this set of 4 coasters for $5 (or set of 8 for $9). 
You choose from the three flowers to make your set.

Quick Glance:
Class: Vinyl and More: Gifts Galore
Price: Varies according to gift
Cookie Jar/Ribbon Scrap Holder: $10
Glass Vase with Potpourri: $5
Empty Glass Vase: $4
Coasters set of 4: $5
Set of 8: $9
Includes: All supplies needed and help from me!
Limit: Limited, be sure to sign up soon!
Instructor: Leah 

Retreat Class: Stamp-a-Stack of Christmas Cards

This is our traditional stamp-a-stack of cards. In this class you will make 8 cards for $10, you pick which cards and how many. When you sign-up for this class, please indicate which cards you want to replicate.

Quick Glance:
Class: Stamp-A-Stack
Price: $10/8 cards
Includes: All the supplies needed and instruction
Limit: Unlimited
Instructor: Leah & Lindsey

Dot-to-dotEmbossed Dasher (this can come in any of the new in-colors) Snowflake-of-joy We Three Trees Ornaments of 3 Square Snowflakes