Thursday, May 05, 2016

Retail Store Closing - May 27

Yes, it's true...  I decided to close the retail store in Cambridge this month.   Just put up the sign! ;)

I know this is a very sad thing for many people but please know that this is happening because of some very exciting things for me -- more travel and time to concentrate on my commissions, design and work with the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.

So........   although the store is closing, I am not really going anywhere.

The website, although being restructured, will remain open, I will still be broadcasting (after a summer hiatus) on USTREAM and will have more time to record some edited instructional videos on youtube as well!   Also, look for me at local events and workshops...   I'll be teaching at some of those events too!   Super excited about that.

In the mean time, please follow the Art House Studio on facebook, twitter  and instagram for updates and information on my work and what I'm up to now.

Creatively yours,

Monday, April 04, 2016

THIS WEEK at the studio

Hi Everyone!!
Just need to update you on what's happening this week at the studio.

Because of ScrapFest in Kitchener this weekend -- the studio will be
CLOSING WEDNESDAY at 3pm for the week.

We will re-open next Tuesday April 12 for our regular studio hours.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

Looking for something creative to do this week?

I will be teaching a Brother ScanNCut workshop at ARTWAVES in Toronto on Wednesday morning during their business education day.   ArtWaves classes and show floor is open this weekend.  Decorative painters and mixed media people will enjoy this show!  Be sure to check it out!! More information:

Friday April 8 and Saturday April 9th at the Kitchener Auditorium.   This is a Scrapbooker, Card Maker, Paper Crafter must!  Information:

Friday, March 18, 2016

Monoprint Collage Painting....

Thanks for joining me last night on USTRAM everyone -- even with all the technical issues!!   I was able to record enough of the stream to create this video.   Enjoy!!

Supplies used:
Assorted Monoprints created with the Gelli Plates
PPA - Perfect Paper Adhesive (USArtQuest)\
Perfect Pigment Paints: Green Pearl, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Titanium White, Dark Violet (USArtQuest)
Phthalo Turquoise Fluid Acrylic Paint (Golden)
Shading Grey High Flow Acrylic Paint (Golden)
12x12 Wood Canvas

Thursday, February 25, 2016

As seen in the Creative Scrapbooker....

Come learn to rag quilt by creating this fun shopping tote here in the studio!   Choose from one of our in store selections of Quick Quilting Fabrics from FabScraps (blue, pink, red, black or turquoise) and we'll show you how it's done!

Workshop Fee:  $45/person (materials included)
Workshop Length: 3 hours

Bring your own sewing machine or try one of our fabulous Brother floor models (limited number available)

Friday, February 19, 2016

Using ArtFoamies

I had a lot of fun last night on USTREAM playing with the new ArtFoamies stamps that arrived in the studio recently.  LOVE these stamps!!   The detail is fabulous!

After I stopped the ustream recording, I stamped a Wine Gift Bag ...  today I added some foil accents to it and I wanted to show you how I did that!!    ENJOY

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

It's my turn again!!

Over on the Creative Scrapbooker Blog you'll find my Tuesday With The Team blog post today

I shared a Valentines Card I created with the Brother ScanNCut machine (using both Draw and Cut features) and our new DecoFoils (Foils and Peel N Stick Toner sheets).   Love how this turned out...  AND...  I have to say, I have become a convert on using the DRAW feature on the ScanNCut for card making!!   In lieu of stamping sentiments, this is the PERFECT way to customize your greeting without having to use your own handwriting.   *heavens part, angels sing*   giggles

Those of you with eagle eyes might notice that the coloured paper behind the scalloped heart is one of the Gelli Prints I made on USTREAM last Thursday night.  I knew it wouldn't take long for me to use those!!

Find out more on the Creative Scrapbooker Blog...  hope you check it out!   And don't forget to leave a comment.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Decorative Rollers and Gelli Plates... oh MY!!!

I had a fabulous time playing with our new Decorative Art Rollers on USTREAM tonight.  LOVE LOVE LOVE how the prints turned out.   These are single prints above....  Single Prints!!  "It's like using a stencil. mask and stamp at the same time!" - Kathy Arbour.   Seriously!!   Super fun!

Here a link to the unedited LIVE broadcast.   Hope you enjoy watching!!...   off to buy more rollers!!  HAHA

Live streaming video by Ustream