Friday, April 30, 2010
...on my window! I painted some fun and friendly flowers on my studio windows today -- Its the first time I tried that! Totally fun!
Looking forward to the Garden Party Crop for National Scrapbook Day tomorrow!!
See you soon gals!!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
I told you I'd post the two additional cards for the May Card Workshops this week..... I just didn't think I'd be able to this weekend! hehe....
They are also using Graphic 45 papers -- this time from the "On the Boardwalk" collection. See.... they don't have to be "beachy" to use them! LOVE the colours in this line. AND they go perfectly with two of the new distress ink colours: Rusty Hinge and Tumbled Glass. Yummo!!
I also used Tim's butterflies and Scrolls Work's flourish on these cards... but I also broke out the Wendy Vecchi Stamps. The one card (on the left) was heavily inspired by the art provided in this release's stamp packages. I took elements I loved from a couple and mingled them to make this card. Totally up my alley. Hope you like! *cheers*
Note: the 4 cards from the last two posts will be the Cards for our Monthly Card workshop. Contact me in the studio to create these cards anytime throughout the month of MAY 2010. Come anytime arranged during regular studio hours or we can get a group of 4 or more together to do them after hours on your schedule... It's all good -- LOVE to see you in the studio! -Karen
Friday, April 23, 2010
... here are two cards I came up with. LOVE the "drippy" butterfly stamp.
Another two cards to come and they will be in another colour scheme. Have a GREAT weekend everyone!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I have been scurrying around getting things put back together from a FANTASTIC Scrapfest and ... doing my civil duty (aka paying taxes) that I need to create something - just keep moving!
My hubby (an Einstein wannabe) just got his bike out of hibernation and is riding to work once again -- trying to keep that precious balance in his life. See... "Art with Meaning" I think this will be a little gift for Kev if he plays his cards right. I know it's something up his alley ;) - nice and collage-y
What is it?
A wood canvas painted with Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Paints, some Ideaology Sprockets and the big chipboard Sprockets are pieces I put through the Big Shot Machine. Yep! Tim's new Sprocket Big Shot Die. Yummmmmm.... The bike is his too -- from one of the New Tim Holtz Stamps Collections distributed by Stamper's Anonymous... add ink and Bob's your uncle (well, in my case, my father *wink* )
See... not creating for a while puts me in a weird mood.
Now... back to the taxes......
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I posted this on ScrapFest's facebook page but I thought I'd post it here too....
(I wanted to) add my thanks to everyone on the ScrapFest team! It was a fantastic show... Lisa, you and your crew just seem to out do yourselves every year! Thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of it!Speaking of participation .... I had a GREAT time hosting Minute to Win It challenges in the crop. Here are a couple of Photos of that -- ALL PHOTOS we took at the event are posted on our Facebook Fan Page. I hope you check it out and become a fan too!
And, thanks to everyone who attended the event this ...year! Your excitement and enthusiasm for all things "scrappy", your participation in the classes, contests and events within the event truly make ScrapFest something special - an event I look forward to every year!
Thanks again !! See you in the studio ..... oh, the studio...... guess I'd better go there tomorrow and set it back up! *wink*
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Scrapfest starts tomorrow and I'm almost ready! My team and I will be ready to go when the marketplace opens up to the VIP ticket holders at 2pm tomorrow.
Here's a pic of Kelly and Amber getting a start on things in the booth.... It's looking more like a real, functional booth now. It's all good!
For those with VIP tickets - be sure to drop by our booth (#51o) at 4-5pm tomorrow... Vicki Boutin will be dropping by to do some demos in the booth (giving me a welcome break :) ) It will be great to have her there. It's always great to see Vicki.
I will be doing "GrungePaper Roses" as a make n take in the Interactive Studio Friday at 6:30 and Saturday at 11am. I'm not sure how tickets for this will be handed out so be sure to check out the interactive area early so you don't miss out on your favourite project!
I will be instructing Canada's Largest Make N Take in the Crop Friday at 10:30 pm - after the marketplace closes. Be sure to make your way back into the crop area and not miss this! We will be blending ink and spritzing away -- you and 200 of your fellow croppers. This is going to be FUN!!
Better go get some sleep! :)
See you at ScrapFest!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Everything in this PACKED van isn't for sale in my ScrapFest booth... NOPE... Everything in this PACKED van is to GIVE AWAY at Scrapfest!!! 500 items for the VIP shoppers and 200 items for the VIP croppers. I had to get it to the Aud this afternoon so they can be stuffed in the gift bags. I hope you like them. *wink*
Are you getting excited yet?
Just a reminder that the studio is closed tomorrow (Thursday) for the weekend. I'll re-open Tuesday for regular studio hours.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I've been busy today checking things off my to do list. I just wish the list wasn't so long! LOL
Here are some more samples I made tonight... or is that last night? *wink*
I created it using Stamps from the New Tim Holtz, Wendy Vecchi (Studio 490) and Scrollswork Stamps. Tuesday's preparations will be pretty boring in comparison -- I'll be making up signs and price lists. But it's all good.
at 6pm I have a group of ladies coming in to create the cards from this month's card workshop. I'm looking forward to showing them how to create the cards. I love getting inky.
More later..... It's time for me to get some zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz's ;)
Monday, April 12, 2010
And today... I created this 6x12 Layout Sample of our Puppy Mozart at the Beach. Collective Awwwweeeessss..... *big smile*
I used the new "On the Boardwalk " paper line from Graphic 45, some glossy Accents to accent the BEACH logo and the sailboat the little boy is playing with in the top pic... I also used it to adhere some fun paper to the back of a fish mobile piece I got while in the Caribbean last fall with my dad. And yes, you see that fish hanging from a Memory Frame with "Mo's" pic in it. The Glossy Accents adhered the photo and the Memory Capsule together too -- keeping in all that good sand :)
Sunday, April 11, 2010
I am in sample heaven right now... getting ready for Scrapfest and all :)
Here is a little something I created at Friday Nights Crop - It will be displayed in my booth (#510) at Scrapfest if you'd like to come and take a peek.
I created this canvas using:
- Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Line: Acrylic Paints, Matte Medium to adhere the "music paper"
- an Identipen - to write something inspirational (teehee) across the canvas
- Prima Flowers, separated and adhered with my fav 3 In 1 Glue
- a Tim Holtz Ideaology "Ornate Frame" was attached to the top left of the canvas. Inside the "frame" is Wendy Vecchi Stamp "Believe in Yourself". I stamped it onto Claudine's Sticky Back Canvas and "Puffed" it inside the frame using cotton batting in the back to retain its shape. Love how that turned out.
- the flower stems were created by braiding twine and attaching it to the canvas....
I had fun! I hope you come check it out! I'll be demoing at the booth all day Friday and Saturday. I'll show you the products and how to use them ... I know you'll love them as much as I do!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Thanks for a fabulously fun evening ladies -- I LOVED having you all in the studio creating away! I got a call from one of you this morning saying how nice it is to go to a place where you feel comfortable doing your own crafty thing. Recently she has been to "crops" at my studio where people have created ATCs, worked on canvas, created cards, coloured with their Copics, and yes, scrapbooked too. She just liked the fact that it all happens in the same space and we all feel comfortable doing it!! Thanks babe... I'm so happy you feel that way!! That's what I want people to feel when they come to the studio: comfortable to be creative on your own terms in this shared space. HUGS!
See you all at SCRAPFEST next weekend!! and thanks again Lisa!! Can't wait!!
Friday, April 09, 2010
Are you coming?
I LOVE this show... and not just because there is nothing else like it here in Ontario..... but because its a great place to meet up with people, see what's going on in the industry and BE INSPIRED! Yahoo!!
The owner of Scrapfest, Lisa Furtney, is in town today to take care of some final deets for next week's show and then she will be swinging by the studio to co-host a crop with me here.... and get into the spirit herself! Right on! Can't wait until she arrives. I'll be tweeting and FBing her whereabouts today so I'll be sure to let you know when she's at the studio. Drop on by and say HI!
I've been in FULL swing getting ready for the show. Jen has been in helping me get ready too. Here she is prepping the BIG make n take I will be doing Friday Night in the Crop Room... for over 200 of my closest scrappy friends ...at the same time.... wowsers!!
This will be fun and if you have a crop ticket, you won't want to miss it. I personally can't wait for that but I think Jen will pass-- no matter how cute it is.... I think she's cut one too many pieces of ribbon and paper! *big smile* And I love her for it! I'm not going to show you what we're doing until the show BUT let's just say we'll be blending a little ink on a super cute keepsake -- and yep, we'll be providing you with said ink... and it's all just "new" and a little "distressing" -- nudge nudge, wink wink
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Kelly emailed last night to confirm that she's coming to the workshop tonight and in that email she asked if we could sometime soon create another note book -- Well, here it is Kelly..... the stars were aligned and you got your wish!
See you all tonight ladies!!
If you'd like to join us for the Technique of the Month Club -- just let me know. We will meet on the first Wednesday of the month but if there's enough interest, maybe we can open it up on another day too! Who doesn't LOVE a new technique? heehee.