Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Vintage Ornament Kit

Here is another kit offered by Happy Hour Crafts.  It was designed by our very own Prissy Conrad.  The kit does include all pieces necessary to make this vintage ornament with full color instructions. The entire ornament centers around a bottle cap made by Maya Road.  It will look great on your Christmas tree or would be great to keep out all year long. If you would like to purchase this kit please email us at for pricing information.   

Monday, September 19, 2011

Holiday Gift Ideas

Happy Hour Crafts is offering some great gift ideas for the holidays.  We are offering two different mini albums with full instructions.  The kits come with the album from Maya Road, card stock from Simple Stories, Jenni Bowlin  and October Afternoon along with some great chipboard pieces and embellishments from some of the top suppliers.  Happy Hour Crafts offers classes to groups, one or one or special order.  The two albums now offered are titled "Family" and "School Days".  Each album is full of personality, new techniques and guarantee to hold many memories for the special person receiving it.   If interested in purchasing please email us for pricing at to purchase or set up a class time.  If signing up for a class we guarantee you your sides will be hurting from laughter...yes we are that funny.  LOL!  If you choose to have us mail this kit to you we guarantee you still will laugh, the instructions are not your standard format.  Hope to hear from you all soon!! Don't forget we do special orders so if you choose to have us make it for you that is a different price and we may call you LAZY....LOL!!!  See we are funny!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Holidays are Approaching

Howdy Crafters!  The holidays are coming up and are you ready?  We know we're not, we are a bunch of lazy turds.  We want to get some classes going so are minds are racing with ideas.  We want to know what you would like to make.  We are thinking about making Christmas tags (acrylic or cardstock), cards, wreaths, mixed media and more.  We are willing to work with groups, one on one classes or special orders.  We are posting a pic of some tag ideas.  Please let us know if you would be interested in coming to a class.  Let's get off our bums and get to crafting.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Need Your Input

Hello fellow crafters!  We are trying to get our heads together for class ideas.  We want to know what you would like to do.  Some ideas we have are Basic Stamping 101, Copic Coloring, Card Making, Mixed Media Canvas, Jewelry Making and more.  Please give us some input.   We are trying to get our classes together for the holidays.  Help us get our craft on!

Friday, August 5, 2011

More Mixed Media

Another mixed media piece .... this is on canvas board.

So much fun to do these pieces. Simple steps. You would be amazed how easily this comes together.

Come on know you want to do one. You'll have some great fun.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Mixed Media

 Mixed media piece titled " Two Became One ".  Enjoy. This could be a class if anyone is interested. So simple to do- cut and paste could get this on canvas. Your hands will get messy , but so worth the mess.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Working on Shadow Boxes

What a great day!  I was able to get together with some friends and have them work on their Shadow Box Book projects.  They both decided they wanted to do something a little different than what we had planned.  They wanted to use the theme Fall and Halloween.  They both came out great.  Donna and Brooke worked really hard all afternoon.  Here are a couple pics of their projects.  We are getting our heads together to come up with some new project ideas for the holidays so please stay tuned.  Hope everyone has a great week!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Board Meeting

Morning Crafters!!  The board of HHC's took off for the weekend.  Tammy has the best boss ever!  He let us use his home in Angel Fire, NM.  It is beautiful there!...and very cool.  Most days got up to 77 degrees.  Tammy and I both were celebrating our birthdays and Prissy was our present.  LOL!  We had a great time.  We all considered this our monthly board meeting.  We took some crafts to work on.  Tammy & I practied our Copic coloring and Prissy did some sketching.  It was great.  We also spent a day in Red River and did the tourist thing.  We all hated to come back but we had too.  We have some ideas running through our heads so please stay tuned for details. 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

What's Going On

Just thought I would pop in to show you what I've been doing.

I started drawing a series of "Skelly"  friends . They are" Esmeralda and Edmund ". I'm currently working on making stamps from Esmeralda and Edmund. For now they are canvas paintings.The other two thirds of this Happy Hour group share a birthday (which makes it very easy for me to remember B-Days). I wanted to share with you what I shared with my two friends.

If you read any of our blogs you know Tammy is the tech helper to Freddie and I. She is in the know when we have NO clue of how or what to do. We would still be using a string and a tin can for communication if she was not here to help us. Here is her very own Esmeralda as " Techno Chick ".

I truly hope you have stopped by Freddie's blog to see all the treasures he creates. You will not be disappointed. Lots of goodies to look at over there at  Just-A-Craftin. So here is Freddie's Edmund appropriately " Just-A-Craftin ".

     Happy B-Day my fellow Happy Hour Crafters.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat

I had to share this!  Prissy and Tammy have gone to Waxahachie,TX for the Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat this weekend.  They are taking a couple of the classes and these pics show what they made in the first class.  They made a soldered flower necklace.  The first pic is of Tammy's.  I think is looks great!  I love all the little details.  She worked really hard on this.  She said she had to get some help in the end because her hands starting hurting.  The second pic is a close up of Prissy's.  It's beautiful...don't you think?  She said pictures do not do this project justice, they look better in person.  I can't wait to see them.  They are working on another project today.  Hopefully we will get more pics so I can share some more.  Please leave a comment and let the girls know what you think of their necklaces. 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Reminder of Shadowbox Class

Hey fellow crafters!  We wanted to remind you of our Shadowbox class which is being held on June 18th at the Cole Community Center in Canyon from 10:00-3:00.  Cost of the class is 40.00.  We have four spaces left.  Come learn some of the newest techniques and play with some of the newest product out.  Payment is due in advance to reserve you spot.  You can email us at  Come have an afternoon of fun!!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

National Skull Appreciation Blog Hop Project

Okay Dawg I accept your dare.  Prissy wanted me to post one of my projects I used for the blog hop today so here it is.  It's a wall hanging.  I really did have a great time participating in my first blog hop.  If you haven't done it before I really encourage you to try it. We got to view some very talented crafters and their projects.  We also got to see some of the newest products out there in craft land.  LOL!  We've had so much fun that we are looking around for other blog hops. 

Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop

  One of my projects I made for Smeared & Smudged Blog Hop.

Come on Freddie show these nice people one of your projects. Dare you! Double dare!!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop

Hey Crafters!  We have something exciting happening.  We recently came across this website for Smeared Ink stamps.  They carry a lot of the Gothic and Day of the Dead stamps.  They have organized a blog hop for Skull Appreciation Day on June 4th....of course the theme is skulls.  If you don't know what a blog hop is...we didn't either until recently...LOL!  It is a way to showcase your projects.  They usually give you a theme and then create a list of blogs and you can go from blog to blog and view everyone's projects.  A great way to get your name and projects out there for everyone to see.  Prissy and I hopped on board and have created a few items.  Starting on Saturday morning June 4th you can view ours and others projects.  You can click here to start the hop on Saturday at Smeared and Smudged

Friday, May 27, 2011

Reminder of Shadowbox Book Class

Hey fellow crafters we are sending out a reminder.  We are offering this Shadowbox Book class on June 18th 10:00-3:00.  It will be held at the Canyon Community Center in Canyon, TX.  Cost of the class is 40.00 + tax.  We have a few spaces left, if you would like to reserve your spot you will need to pay in advance.  You can mail your payment to 4521 Princeton St Amarillo,TX 79109 or we can make arrangements to pick it up.  We will be showing you lots of new techniques and you will be getting to play with a lot of new products.  Come have some fun with us!  Any questions you can contact us by phone or email us at  Our contact numbers are listed here on the blog.  Thanks!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Handy Suggestion

A suggestion came in from one of our friends recently.  She said she would appreciate a column on our blog about new products and what we thought of them.  We at, Happy Hour Crafts, love to play with the newest and greatest tools and products.  Because we don't have access to all the newest and greatest we will share a little tip with you.  We go to a site call Craft Critique to check out the new products and they always have reviews listed which we have found to be very reliable.  If you have any questions or wonder about any new items out on the market this is the site to check out.  I hope you find it as helpful as we have.  Cheers and happy crafting!!  

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Twine flowers

While walking around Michaels Prissy and I came upon some flowers.  They looked like they could have been made out of twine or yarn.  We kept looking at them when I finally said "I think I could make this flower."  I came home and dug out some twine I had and was very excited to find I found something to do with it.  Another idea came to mind...I wonder if I could mist the twine.  I made two flowers, one I left natural and the second I used some Maya Road mist on it.  I also played with different embellishments.  I used a pearl brad on one and on the other I used mini glass beads applied with Glossy Accents.  I think this idea with be shared in a class soon.  Don't forget our upcoming class on April 18th, its the Shadowbox Book.  You can get the information about this class on our blog.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Shadowbox Book Class

Hey everybody just sending out a reminder of our next class.  It is this Shadowbox Book.  Class will be held on June 18th 10:00-3:00 at the Cole Community Center in Canyon.  Cost of class is 40.00 plus tax.  We will be providing all supplies to make this item.  You just need to bring the basics..paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive. We will be demostrating a lot of new techniques.  Come have fun with us and leave with a beautiful project.  We have four spaces available.  To save your spot you will need to pay in advance.  You can mail to 4521 Princeton St Amarillo TX 79109.  Please email us if you have any questions 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Announcing Shadowbox Book Class

We are excited to announce the next class.  It is the Shadowbox Book.  We had a lot of you asking about this one.  The class is set for June 18th 10:00-3:00 at the Canyon Community Center in the Mesa Room.  Cost of the class is 40.00 plus tax.  Payment must be received before class date to ensure your spot is reserved.  Maximum class size is eight and we are half full already so please take advantage of this soon.  If you would like to sign up please email us at to get you registered and you can mail payment to 4521 Princeton St Amarillo TX 79109 and please make payable to Happy Hour Crafts.  We will supply all necessary items to complete project.  You will just need to bring basic tools(papercutter, scissors, adhesive and a smile.  Come have fun with us!  Cheers!!

GiGi's Spring Garland

This is a picture of our friend Gloria's garland who attended our Spring Garland Class this weekend.  She went home and finished it up and had her husband hang up the finished product.  We think she did a great job!  We love that she shared her finished product with us.  Thanks to her she has my braining spinning.  I'm trying to come up with some type of reward plan for our customers.  Details of this to come.  Please take a look at Gloria's blog she does some beautiful work it is  She has some beautiful cards for sale.  Please take a look.  Thanks again Gloria!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Successful Spring Garland Class

We had our Spring Garland Class this morning and it was a huge success!  We got some positive feedback from everyone.  We heard from several people that they did learn something new. We really got to show off some of the products that you can not find in this area.  We have to thank Maya Road for that!  We were amazed at some of the natural talent we had in class.  The first pic shows everyone working so hard on their projects.  No one got to finish the garland but everyone did get to the point that all they have to do it decorate it.  We had fun misting, playing with Stickles, and learning to make some new flowers.  Then it was onto Prissy's secret project.  Everybody really liked her project.  The second pic shows Wally applying her tulle around her frame and the last pic shows Jessica's finished project.  Everybody did a great job!!  Now onto planning the next class which we did show in class and we already had three people sign up.  This project will be featured within the next day or two so please sign up as soon as you can. This project will feature lots of new ideas and products.  

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A few spots left for Spring Garland Class

We are getting excited and gearing up for our Spring Garland Class this weekend!  We do have a few spots available.  Come have some fun with us!  This garland would make a great mother's day gift.  We will be holding the class at the Canyon Community Center 301 16th St in the Mesa Room April 30th 10:00-1:00.
Cost of the class is 25.00 and you will reap some great benefits from this class.  First, Prissy has designed a secret project that will be revealed on Saturday so yes ladies that's right two for the price of one!! Second, we will be displaying the project for the next class and if you sign up and pay for this class you will get a 20% discount.  If you attended Suzann's last crop you saw the next project and a lot of people asked about this item. We are thinking this class will fill up quickly.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spring Garland Class reminder

Hey everybody!!  Reminder of our Spring Garland class next Saturday April 30th.  Class will be 10:00-1:00 at the Cole Community Center in Canyon.  Cost is 25.00.  You bring the basics like scissors, paper trimmer and adhesive.  We will supply the rest.  If you have some embellishments you want to use you are more than welcome to bring them but we will have lots to share.  We can't wait to see you all!  If you would like to sign up you can email or give us a call our contact information is listed on the blog.  Prissy's also come up with a bonus project so you will be getting two for the price of one.  We will also be displaying our next project.  As a added incentive if you sign up for our next class on Saturday you will get a 20% discount off your next class.  I know it just keeps getting better and better!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Cute as a Cupcake card

This is a little project I made over the weekend.  I got this idea from a bib I saw while out shopping with Prissy and my sister Krissy.  I thought it would make a great card for a baby shower I was going to over the weekend.  I cut the cupcake from the Sweet Treats cartridge by Cricut, added German glass glitter to the cake portion to give it a frosting appearance also with some added bling.  I stamped the background with some of my favorite swirl stamps by Inkadinkado, and made the tag from some spare chipboard I had.  I distress all edges with Vintage Photo by Ranger.  Lastly, I took a baby washcloth and used it as my candle.  I used Stickles to add a little glimmer to the wick.  It's a simple and fun card to make.  The expectant mom really liked the card and she thought I was very inventive with the washcloth. 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Copic Training

I wanted to show you the cards we made in our Copic class over the weekend at The Crafty Scrapper.  I think we were amazed at the endless possibilities of these markers.  Frank, our instructor, taught us a lot.  I have had a set of markers that Tammy gave me awhile back but didn't really know what I could do with them.  Prissy had her set of markers she has collected over the last couple of years.  In this class Frank taught of the basics of shading.  It was great to walk away with some samples to refer back too.  We can't wait to sit down with Tammy and show her what we learned.  Frank told us he offers two more classes which is something we may have to check into.  I wonder if anyone in our area would be interested in learning more about Copic makers?  Get's you thinking doesn't it? 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring Garland Class

Reminder of our Spring Garland Class!  It will be held April 30th 10:00-1:00 at the Canyon Community Center. Cost is 25.00 and you just need to bring basic supplies like scissors, paper trimmer and adhesive.  We will supply everything else.  If you have any special embellishments you want to add you are more than welcome to bring but we will be sharing lots of our goodies.  We have also decided to included a secret project so come have fun with us and lets get our creative mojo on...LOL! All you have to do to enroll is email us at, message us on facebook or give us a call.  Payment is due in advance to secure your spot. 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Plum Wore Out!

Hello from Dallas!  Prissy & I survived our day at The Crafty Scrapper.  It was a long fun day.  We took two classes.  First was a Spring Bouquet Snowglobe, it was fun to make and the people in our class were great.  Second we took the basics of Copic markers.  We really had to pay attention in this class so not many laughs but we did learn alot.  We will post pics of all the projects we made.  We are excited to show them to you.  We waived several times to our friend Tammy who had her own adventure this weekend.  She went to NASCAR with her co-workers and from her postings and text messages sounds like she had a great time too.  So you can see from the title of this posting we have all been busy and are PLUM WORE OUT!  LOL!! 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Copic Markers

Prissy and Freddie are headed to Dallas to take a Copic Markers class.  They are going to learn how to use them and come back and teach us how to stamp, scrapbook and craft with them.  Stay tuned - a class just might be in the works.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New Location for Blog

Ok after trying another blogging service for some time we have decided to move our blog here.  The ease of  using Blogspot is much better than where we were.  Hope you like the new look and will stop by here often.

Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Announcing Spring Garland Class

We will be having our first class of the season.  We will be making this Spring butterfly garland.  It will be held at The Canyon Community Center 301 16th St Canyon, TX in the Mesa Room.  10:00-1:00p April 30th. Cost is 25.00.  We hope you can join us.  You will need to bring basic supplies like paper cutter, adhesive and scissors.  We will also have some to share.  If you have any other type of embellisments you would like to use bring them along if not thats okay we have plenty.   You will need to prepay to reserve your spot.  You can mail to Happy Hour Crafts 4521 Princeton St  Amarillo,TX 79109 or we can make arrangements to pick it up.  Come have fun with us!!!