Wednesday, April 23, 2014

More than a little tardy... but for great reason

I have been a horrible blogger lately...  so sorry about that everyone.  Those of you who have "liked" us on Facebook have been keeping more up to date with all the goings on here at the studio -- I'll make a BIG effort to post it here too!

We have been BUSY BUSY with ScrapFest prep, show and bring back to do too much on the easel but I do have some things I can't wait to share with you.   First...  I'd like to officially post my thank you to ScrapFest for a fantastic event.   Here's a re-cap:

We were thrilled to be at ScrapFest in Kitchener April 11&12 offering our mixed media products and showcasing the Brother ScanNCut. It was a pleasure to put faces to names of people who I have "met" online and so wonderful to see so many of our friends and fellow creative peeps there. 

Many of you got a chance to meet Erin Bassett.  Erin was in our booth representing Brother Canada and offering make n takes with the ScanNCut machine.  So much fun!   ScrapFesters got a chance to make their own stencils, die cuts and even shrink plastic charms!  Thanks Erin!  That are of the booth was hopping and people were really excited to learn more about that fabulous machine!

For me, in addition to chatting with people in my booth, I had the opportunity to host 6 mini classes in the Canadian Scrapbooker "Technique Taster" area.  I always LOVE sharing new techniques at the show.  Canadian Scrapbooker ROCKS :)  This year I did a stamp technique with Dylusions Spray Inks (watch for a demo video coming soon) and we assembled a quilt pattern with paper that was cut with the ScanNCut.  Too fun.  Thanks to everyone who participated in the classes (even those who heckled and watched - giggles)
For those of you who were lucky enough to purchase a ScanNCut from me at the show and in the studio -- stay tuned for a workshop day in my studio soon so that we can all discover and play with our machines together!!    Email me to add yourself to a mailing list for those dates.  *smile*
Anywhooooo...    back to the bloggersphere I get!!
Tomorrow I am teaching a "Release" painting class in the studio and then heading to the CreativFestival in Toronto for the weekend with Canadian Scrapbooker's Katherina Doyle.   Can't wait.   Look for some selfie posts -- we can be a little crazy that way *wink*
The studio in Cambridge will be OPEN while I am there.... Have a creative day!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Stacked Birds - Gelli Print Collage with Brother's ScanNCut Machine

Okay - so here it is - my birds ;)

This looks soooo cute framed and on my wall. I can't tell you how much I love it! I just wish I had a better pic for you.

The video shows me making the Gelli Prints and how I cut them up in strips and collaged them to my "bird pieces" .  The strips were attached lengthwise and in weaves with Xyron's 500 Sticker Maker and then later (not recorded) they were stitched (straight and free motion stitched) with my Brother NX450Q sewing machine.  Those who watched me live saw the sewing step but I did not record it.  I still think I might add some "feet" to the birds BUT I'll take the night to sleep on it!  
UPDATE...  I slept on it and HAD to add feet....  here is a quick pic of that *wink*

THANK YOU for joining me tonight -- Enjoy the recording!

Want to see how I created the bird mat with Brother's ScanNCut Machine and ScanNCut Canvas program?   CLICK here to go to that post (or scroll down one entry)

Going to ScrapFest in Kitchener? Don't forget that Erin Bassett will be representing Brother at my booth and demoing the ScanNCut - Come try it for yourself at the show or drop by the studio.  I have them there too and I know you'll love it!!!

Have a creative weekend!!!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Getting the prep work done...

I sneaked the image of my "stacked birds" yesterday...  but here's a video on how I created them using Brother ScanNCut Canvas.  See you on ustream tonight!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Busy Busy Busy....

Getting ready for ScrapFest making samples and signs with my Brother ScanNCut machine....

Got a class planned for the studio --  How's it looking?   Drop by my channel Friday night to see what I do with this.

Good start though, right???   Hey - There'll be birds *wink*

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The "impatient" Zombie Card - USTREAM

nom nom nom nom....
Well, here it is - the finished card from last night's broadcast.

Thanks to everyone who joined me last night LIVE on air.   And the lovely Janet and Jen for such lively commentary. Giggles   Loved it!

When I started creating last night I has NO IDEA where this would lead.   Watching this broadcast you certainly get a sense of my process ...  well. my something anyway.  LOL

Seriously -- played with some CitraSolv and National Geographics (still didn't get it to work the "normal" way last night - oh well, that's  okay!) and ended up adhering the used paper towel I was blotting the ink with to the magazine page to create this background.   Love it!  Completely appropriate!

Anyway, have a great weekend everyone...   and enjoy the recording.

Friday, March 21, 2014

At least it's a start *wink*

One of the most anticipated product lines coming for us here at the studio is Dina Wakely's new signature designer line with Ranger. We can't wait to get in her new Heavy Body Paints, Mediums, Brushes and yes, Stencils....  but until they are delivered ...  we are pleasantly "teased" with her new stamp collection! 
They are HERE and will go online later today.   So fun!

We've also had fun looking at the latest Stampington Magazines that arrived in the studio earlier this month....  more are on their way too!
Always filled with inspiration....

Hope to see you in the studio soon....   *wink*