Getting Crafty With Ashlie

As many of you who follow us may already know Ashlie (our creator and owner) has a monthly arts & crafts segment on IndyStyle.  Now her crafts are easy to follow with her new page on Snapguide.  She’s put together a number of tutorials of the things she’s shown on the show.  You’ll find a list of supplies and step by step instructions for each crafty idea. Feel free to comment on any of them if you have any questions and she’ll be more than happy to fill you in on the ins and outs of the project.  Here’s one of the latest projects below.  Enjoy!


Check out How to Create Custom Wedding Monogrammed Letter by Ashlie D on Snapguide.


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Spring Into Summer

Though April showers may come your way, they bring the flowers that bloom in spring! Now it’s time to spring right on into summer!  With Ashlie’s “Smooth Sailing” and “Spring Scents” paintings on the calendar, all I can do is think of beautiful spring weather. This is a great time of year to get together with family and friends. So choose a masterpiece from The Paint Cellar’s calendar and plan a party!

Looking for an easy and refreshing drink for your party? Try Mint Lime Grapefruit Fizz. Combine juice from three limes and one orange, with a teaspoon of lime zest, one tablespoon of fresh mint, and three cups of fizzy grapefruit spritzer. Add ice and some mint leaves for a finishing touch. For an easy to eat treat, take some ice cream sugar cones (the ones shaped like a cone,) and fill them with a mixture of your favorite berries like raspberries and blueberries. It tastes wonderful and you don’t have to wash any bowls or plates!

To help decorate your party, buy some children’s plastic beach buckets at a dollar store. Fill them with dirt and plant annual flowers inside them. This is a quick way to add color and fragrance to your room. Many stores are carrying brightly colored annual flowers that are the perfect size to fit in these buckets, so you can plant them just a day or two before your party. Want something else to put on your table? Cut some flower shapes out of decorative cardstock, and lay them flat on the table. Glue or tape a pastel baking cup to the center of the flower. Fill the baking cup with colorful candy like jelly beans or skittles.
We have these ideas and more on our Pinterest site to help make your party a huge success, check us out at:
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Kids Summer Series 2013

Looking for something fun for your kids to do this summer?  Join us every Friday in July for our Kidz CANvas club summer series!  We’ve mixed crafts and painting with fun themes for each week.  Sign up for 1, 2 or all 4 days.  No minimum amount of days required.  Sessions are only $55 per child and family discounts are available.  Registration is now open and space is limited! Register online or call us at 317.759.4278 to register your child.

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The sessions are every Friday in July from 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM.  Lunch is not included.  All supplies included with each registration. 8 person minimum and 15 person maximum for registrations.

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Click here to register online





Graduation Party Planning

The-GraduateSchool’s out for summer…ok, not quite yet. But it is getting very close to graduation day! With tons of high school graduation open houses being planned, would your daughter or son like to do something unique? If so, consider hosting a private painting party for your graduate and her close friends. The Paint Cellar offers many paintings to choose from, we even have “The Graduate” painting. Your child can customize his masterpiece with his school name and year of graduation too. Continue reading