Sunday, October 31, 2010
Happy October 31 -- I had plans to create something Halloweenie for you all today but that didn't work out BUT, if you come back tomorrow you'll see the new card workshop and later this week another getting ready for Christmas project. So... I hope you forgive the lack of Halloween goodness and have a treat out of the kiddie's bag tonight instead *wink*
I did want to share something that I saw this morning with you. I hope Eileen doesn't mind but I thought this was FABULOUS!!!! And completely share worthy.
Eileen writes a creative blog that I follow. She's incredibly talented and has wonderful ideas to share. Today's entry Things to do with a Rosette Die on a Chilly Day is especially inspiring. Just look at what she's created using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Rosette Die (Yes, I did get a few back in to the studio). A decorative pin:
A funky bird embellishment:
Friday, October 29, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
We stopped by Value Village and waited in the Halloween Crazed check out line to get the rest of her costume (45 mins to pay! Wowsers!!). She's all set for tomorrow's festivities in school-- my little Mardi Gras Child. She asked me this evening if we could make this a new tradition: the making masks thing. I'll take it as a raving review and astounding success! Fabu!
Mine needs a little more tweaking. I hope to get it finished tomorrow -- we shall see... tomorrow is a busy day at the studio. Card makers are coming in!! Last chance if you'd like to join us at 5:30. Just contact me at the studio.
Have a creative day everyone!!
If you missed it, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy.
After a couple of technical difficulties... the show starts around the 3 minute mark.
CLICK HERE to view the recorded video. I will take you to the site
I do have all these products for sale in the studio... very exciting!!
I do ship (for those who are out of town -- over $100 is free shipping, under is exact shipping)
The Products featured in this video (and our prices in CDN dollars)
- 6x12 Canvas Album by Donna Downey - $30
- Ranger Craft Mats - $22.99
- Claudine's Studio Paints (all colours) - $6.99
- Claudine's Studio Matte Multimedium - $7.99 (I have gloss and Slow Dry too)
- Claudine's Studio Paint Brushes - $8.50
- Prima Stencils - Sm - $5.99 (the circle scallop one she uses) ... Large one also available (at the beginning of the tutorial) $9.60
- Ranger Inksentials Blending Tool - $5.99 (re-fill foams 10pk- $5.99)
- Rub It Scrub It - $4.99
- Sticky Back Canvas 5pk (Natural and White) 8.5x11- $13.50 12x12 $15.50
- Claudine's Creative Layers Stamps - Clear $17.99 Complimentary Foam Stamps - $5.99
HAVE FUN!!! You're going to LOVE IT!!
Thanks for the fun tutorial Claudine and Prima!!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
With Halloween coming, the Kid and I are in the creating masks frame of mind.
Stay tuned tomorrow when they're finished (hopefully). Soooooo excited ...and a little itchy *smile*
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
YES!! I got creative today. OH My!! I had a few girls come in to play and one, the lovely Leanne, brought a torch to play with. She had told me about a glue burning technique that she tried and thought I'd like. Well.... 4 Canvas pieces later -- hummm... yes... me thinky me likey!~ hehe!! (I did say 4 canvas - one is a gift..... I'll show you when you're in the studio if you'd like)
I went leaf collecting outside the studio to gather enough leaves for my pieces and embedded them into beeswax that I coated the burnt glue with. Some stamping, some postage stamps and a little dusting of Perfect Pearls and zippity doo da... we have some art!! I had so much fun! Thanks for bringing the torch Leanne. I know what I'm purchasing tomorrow morning!!
I also had a couple of people in for classes today too. THANKS GIRLS. LOVE HAVING PEOPLE IN THE STUDIO! You're all so inspiring!
Have a creative weekend everyone!!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I understand that they will be doing some collage next week as part of their regular meeting. Have fun girls!! And enjoy getting creative! I hope I gave you some ideas!!
Tomorrow I have lots of people in the studio too! Some girls bringing their own projects in to use the space, another Isabella Canvas and someone coming in to do the Card Workshop too!! How exciting!!! A paper and glue extravaganza!! The Studio is OPEN!! I hope to see you soon too!!
Have a creative day everyone!!
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Hope you all had a creative weekend!!
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Yep. that's silly ol' me in front of our ScrapFest booth in Oshawa. We had a GREAT evening chatting with people and demoing product. LOVE ScrapFest. I hope you take the time to come to Oshawa and see us -- its supposed to be a great day!! Perfect for driving!!
After the marketplace closed I went into the crop area to do one of my group make n takes with the croppers. Just over 100 people were in the crop and they did a great job group make n taking with me. Thanks for participating everyone!
BUT... how come I always get these goofy pictures taken of me?
I think Jen (my photographer here) likes taking my picture in mid-talk --
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Saturday, October 09, 2010
YES!!! It was a dangerous day to be in the studio .. I was Soldering!! Muhaha... Not bad for my first soldering attempt if I do say so myself! *wink* Although the girls watching me fumble with it might disagree!! On the other hand -- I see more soldering in my future!!!
Hope you're doing something creative this long weekend! Happy Thanksgiving!!
Friday, October 08, 2010
And no, that's not bloody hands on the windows... I prefer to think of them as ink stained and painty hands! :) hehe
And, not to be out done my my own window display, some of you knew that I got some Hot Pink Extensions put in my hair in honour of ScrapFest. Here's how they turned out :) I think they're fun!!
Thursday, October 07, 2010
You have seen these cards on the blog before if you are a regular reader. I thought they's make a good grouping for the workshop.
Learn to make new paper flowers, a scratch and sniff card, stamp with sizzix dies, and add a little paint too. It'll be fun!!
The card workshop is $20 (plus HST) - most people will leave with 6-8 cards as you are welcome to created as many cards as you like in the 2.5 hour workshop. Contact me in the studio if you'd like to create the cards and I'll let you know when people booked time if you'd like to join us. The studio number is 519 954 6620
Have a creative day everyone!!
Monday, October 04, 2010
I created this canvas calendar on the weekend and just love it. It will be hanging in our ScrapFest booth in case you'd like to take a closer look.... and yes, it's up in the studio too! Recognise the colours? Look like any apron you've seen lately? *hehe*
The canvas calendars are new to the studio and I just love them. As are the Donna Downey flower stamps .... and at only $8.75 they are a must have! LOVE THEM.
Have a great day everyone. And... be sure to do something creative!
Sunday, October 03, 2010
We had a fabulous day in the studio creating cards and other pieces of art. Thank you to all the girls who joined me - what a wonderful group of women to spend the day with. I can't wait to show you all that I created but that will be for future posts.
As you know, our card making day theme was "For the Sweet Love of Card Making". I chose this theme after deciding to teach the girls a fun little "Scratch and Sniff" technique as a make n take. Yes, Scratch and Sniff -- what will they think of next? Right?
The above card is the cute little cupcake card that the girls made. This one smells like Cherry. How do you do it? Just add some Koolaid to your clear fine embossing powder, shake it up well and emboss away. The 'flavour crystals" embedded in the powder can be sniffed once scratched :) hehe. Very fun! Hope you try it too.
Have a great day everyone and thanks again for a lovely day girls. I love witnessing your creativity!!
Saturday, October 02, 2010
Friday, October 01, 2010
I've had a couple of calls and emails about these stamps since I posted they arrived yesterday. To answer your questions.. Yes, they will be at ScrapFest and they are around $14.45 each CDN (a couple are more, a couple are less but that gives you a round about idea) BUT... if you see one you like, let me know. I can't promise they'll still be there in a couple of weeks. Just sayin :)
Hope you have a GREAT creative day -- and that you're a people person *smile*