Friday, September 30, 2011

Candy Necklace

I really wish I could get a good pic of this for you BUT here it is nevertheless. :)
This is the Candy Necklace that I made for my costume that I wore last week in Toronto. Yes, if's real candy -- Bubble Gun Tape and Jolly Rancher Gummies. that I strung and attached to a chain. To keep it from going bad or getting sugar bits on me all night, I glazed it with some Resin to protect it. Love how it turned out!!

Hope you're having a creative day!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

They're in.... for a minute....

Okay ladies -- I had 8 ... count 'em 8 come in today... 2 are gone .. that leaves 6 Limited Edition Distress Ink Fall 2011 Sets left. First Come First Serve!!

For those of you who don't know what's happening -- Ranger released a limited edition line of 3 colours in the Tim Holtz Distress Ink series. They come stacked in a set of 3 and sell here for $19.99 each.

This created MASS interest and Ranger was over whelmed not even meeting the initial demand so.... I was lucky to get 8 sets. That's it, there ain't no more. Wowsers!! Who knew... it's ink! LOL

Anyway -- I have those 6 left and they are yummy.... going.... going...... going....

Monday, September 26, 2011

Flappin' and Scrappin'

Well, it's officially up!!
...the information on our final Go Scrapping Retreat at the Nottawasaga Resort February 24-26, 2012,

Love a weekend away creating with friends? This is it - We're going to have a fabulous weekend at our Roaring 20's themed weekend event.

For details, see the Weekend Retreat Page on the right sidebar or CLICK HERE
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the studio

Sunday, September 25, 2011

I had a GREAT time Saturday creating background paintings with Lisa, Jen and Lillian (who asked to be "incognito" on the "web-o" hehehehe......

we broke into my Mary Poppins Paper Dolls too.. LOVE what they did with them.

Thanks so much for coming in this weekend girls. Loved playing with you in the studio!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Books & Mags Available in the Studio

In this issue: Meet Ivan Lovatt. Make your own Steampunk dolls. Carve a reduction print. Make your own custom paper. Print a cyanotype journal from an vintage photo. Build a deconstructed assemblage. Enjoy the results of our "Wild Wire" Reader Challenge. Take a Look At: Water-soluble Art Supplies. Get ready for our " Carve It Up!" Reader Challenge. Don't miss our On Our Radar artist spotlight.

Love Cloth Paper Scissors? You will LOVE this!! a book!!! And it's Gorgeous!
AND.... Cause I love this lady's art... I had to pick up "Art at the Speed of Life"
I know you'll be inspired too!

Thursday, September 15, 2011


I am so please to have Manuela (a fabulous local needle felting instructor) come to the studio to offer some classes this fall!! Here's the "deets"

Thursday September 29 (7 pm- 8:30 pm) Cost $24
this class will be an introduction into wet felting. we will start with two easy and fun projects, covering objects in felt. Then we will felt the basic shapes for fruit (balls) or pumpkins (balls with stems), These raw shapes will be refined and covered using the felting needle in the following classes (either Oct 6 or Oct 20) Class fees include supplies and use of tools.

Thursday October 6 OR Thursday October 20 (7 pm -8:30 pm) Cost $24
This needle felting class is dedicated to fall decoration. Beginner and new participants start needle felting with cookie cutters (leaves or pumpkin shapes) after that, we will cover previously wet felted shapes turning them into fruit or pumpkins (for those unable to attend the wet felting class, some shapes will be available for purchase). For the pumpkins, we'll also make a Halloween costume! Class fee includes supplies and use of tools.

Friday October 7 (6:30pm - 8 pm)
Cost $24 for Parent and Child, $14 for additional child
In the parent-child class,, Manuela will give a short introduction into two techniques, wet felting and needle felting with fun Halloween colours and shapes. You will wet felt a spooky soap. Using cookie colours you will needle felt ghosts, bats or jack-o-lanterns. This is fun for boys and girls! Class fees include supplies and use of tools
Look for Christmas Themed and Gift Felting Classes in December........

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

painting and creating

Last week I was thrilled to have a few gals come to the studio to play with paints and mediums.
They took my 'Texture Canvas Workshop" and had a great time creating texture with foam stamps, molding paste, paint and NAPKINS. I thoroughly enjoy seeing what people create with the same tools and techniques. The results are as unique as they are and I couldn't be more thrilled.

They're fabulous! See.......
Solo's painting.... fabby texture and tissue paper poppies... Well done kiddo!! Way to try new things and experiment!!!!!!
The picture above is almost finished. The artist took it home to add Dried Flowers to it - can't wait to see the final project!

And here's Laura's -- Love the Holly Hock Napkins!!! They "pop" on her background
Have a creative day everyone!!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Stamps are coming in.....

I've been busy receiving stamps this week for our first USED STAMP SALE . There are some great items coming in!! I can't wait!!

If you have some stamps that you would like to sell in the sale, please contact me asap so that I know that you'll be bringing stamps in. I require all stamps to be in by Thursday so I can set up and have everything ready in time for Saturday's sale. Stamps can be Wood, Cling Mounted or Acrylic. Stamping supplies are also welcome (inks, blocks, cards, powders)

So -- mark your calendars -- Saturday Sept 17th at 10am until close of the last stamp set is sold.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Image Transfer with TAP Paper

Okay .. by popular demand -- here is a little video of me using TAP (Transfer Artist Paper) to transfer an image of my Nana to a canvas banner as we did in last night's Technique of the Month class. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Transferring with Multi Medium and TAP paper too!

Tonight was the Technique of the Month class at the studio. I had so much fun showing the gals how to create fabulous transfers using two different methods:
  • Using Studio Multi Medium (Claudine Hellmuth)
  • Using TAP (Transfer Artist Paper)
The above pic is the pendants the girls made using the second technique. Easy Peasy
Have you tried TAP paper yet?

I have some new Creative Paperclay in the studio... I thinking of some paperclay jewelry pendants to make with transferred images. More to come........

Monday, September 05, 2011

Just Arrived

I couldn't resist these stamps from Art Impressions when at CHA this summer!
They are too funny.... Enjoy! *smile*

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Reader's Select Nomination

This is FABULOUS! I received a congratulations notice on our Facebook Page because I was nominated as favourite Craft Store in this year's Kitchener Record "Reader's Select" Awards. How amazing is that? Thank you very much for the nomination. I am honoured. I love what I do and I'm thrilled that you enjoy it too!

If you live in Ontario, are over 18 and would like to cast a vote for your favourite Waterloo Region business in a variety of categories, you can do so on line at The Record. I would certainly appreciate your vote in the Craft Store category - found toward the end of the survey!

Thanks again very much for the nomination!!! *smooches*