Thursday, March 31, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
I am here at the hotel now listening to 35 ladies giggle and laugh and create away!! What a wonderful thing!!
Have you created today? Go get messy!!! :)
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Eeeeekkkk... it's getting more exciting all the time!
So, this is a reminder to you all of you that our Lancaster St Studio Location will be closed tomorrow and won't re-open until Tuesday for our regular studio hours (at 11am). You are more than welcome to come to the Holiday Inn, Kitchener (30 Fairway Rd S) and see us there.
One more sleep!!
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I have been super busy getting things ready for Donna Downey's visit THIS WEEKEND!!!! I can't wait!
You all know me... I love event details! I saw on Donna's blog a while back some handmade name tags that she is making for her Inspired Workshops so I thought I'd do my own little homage to that and got out the sewing machine (and my new ruffler foot) to create some name tags for you!! See????? *Smile*
Wonder what else I have up my sleeve? You'll just have to come to find out!
THE ART JOURNAL CLASS is now SOLD OUT but there are limited seats available in the other classes Donna will be offering this weekend. CLICK HERE for those details.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I made this with a certain person in mind (so when they receive this next month I hope they smile) It is a Character Constructions stamp and studio assistant die that I cut a few layers from and paper pieced together. Can you see the "Clearly for Art" film?...
Yes, it's her collar and her hair bow!
I stamped the Character Constructions Stamp on the film with Archival Ink, gave it a heat blast with my heat gun and shaped it for the card. I teeny tiny bit of glue (glossy accents work too) and attached it to my card. I also backed the paper dolls with it. Those dolls are small and a little too delicate to not be adhered directly to the card for mailing sooooooooo, yes, I glued them (with my xyron) to the "Clearly for Art" cut it out as close to the dolls as I could, heated it so I could mold it to where I wanted and Voila!!!! LOVE IT! ... hope the recipient does too!
Wondering about the background? I made my own with Distress Inks and Crafter's Workshop Templates -- a little Perfect Pearls Mist too :)
Have a creative day everyone!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
I had a wonderful day in the studio with Paulette (and some shoppers too). Paulette wanted to create a canvas using the New Donna Downey "Dress Form" foam stamp. She wanted to do it in the studio so that we could do it together -- ummmm.. SURE!!! How fun is that.
Here are the canvas' we created - same colours, same stamp, different styles! What could be better?
And Here's mine. Note the sprayed background? Yes, not just for cards! :) hehe
I hope you are having a great weekend!
Friday, March 11, 2011
I've been eyeing some fabulous creations in my Somerset Magazines for a while now that used crude bird cages to showcase their art. This is what I came up with (for now.....)
Armed with some NEW "ART PARTS" by Wendy Vecchi, I decided now was the time to try my hand at cage making.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Oh... and FYI -- Here is the background paper that I made in the Video!! :)
and here is a card that I created using it.....
Can you see the possibilities?
****** Since I posted this*********
I am very honoured that Jaime at Crafter's Workshop liked my video and POSTED IT on their Company Website! THANK YOU JAIME! You honour me!
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
the Daisy the Florets and Berries
Hope you can join us!!
Have a creative day everyone!
Monday, March 07, 2011
Saturday, March 05, 2011
Here are some of the creations!
The girls got playful with gesso, paint, perfect pearls and the new colour wash sprays! The pages that we created will be FABULOUS for ATC backgrounds, cards and embellies! Their colours and dimensions are wonderful. Gorgeous work girls!!