Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

My husband and I took the kid (and some of her friends) to her first Rocky Horror experience at a local theatre tonight. Hubby was a great sport.... Check out those legs! LOL
Emily went as "Brad" and raided his closet, Kevin went as a "Guest" and raided hers! What you can't see are my heels! *wink*

Hope you had a fun day -- whatever you did and "whoever" you were!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Stencil Magic

by popular demand .. here is the "Stencil Magic" Make and Take I did at ScrapFest this month!

This is a GREAT little plaque but don't forget to try this technique in your art journals and scrapbooks. It will DEFINATELY work on paper... and what about chipboard embellishments... ooooo.. the possibilities are endless!!

If you have any questions about this - feel free to email me any time.
Here is a list of the items used in the video.

Monday, October 24, 2011

I had a great weekend with some fabulous crafty people!!
Friday night was spent with a giggly group of gals creating in the studio and skyping with another crafty friend from Alberta. Saturday I was treated to some more crafty time with another group of amazing gals and THEN I had the opportunity to go into Toronto to meet up with the Canadian Scrapbooker team and work at the CreativFestival on Sunday. Pretty GREAT weekend if you ask me!!

It was wonderful to see so many people I knew at the show. One of those people was Keitha. We had a great chat and she told me about a Halloween project she created this week -- a Halloween Configurations Box. Take a look at this!!
Doesn't it look great? Thanks for sending me a pic, Keitha!! I love it!!

Hope you had a creative weekend!!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Christmas? Oh yeah!

It's time to start thinking holiday workshops.
I can't hardly believe it!

Here's a fun 12x16 canvas I created using the Christmas Emporium Collection from Graphic 45, Burnt Sienna Paint by ChromaColour among other fabulous products listed below.
I am adding this to our Workshop Schedule! If you'd like to complete this in time for the holidays, let me know. I'm happy to create a class for you!

Have a creative day everyone!

Products Used/Mentioned:
Golden Fluid Acrylic - Gold

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Loving this Quick and Easy Resin Project!

Carmi has a fun and Fabulous project on the Resin Crafts Blog this week. I'm going to be doing this too! I'm thinking some fun seasonal scenes might be in order *wink*

I have Envirotex Lite Resin (and other Resin Products, Bezels, etc) available in the studio store if you'd like to play along!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Okay, so I was surfing and came across these layouts on the Graphic 45 Blog created by two of their design team members. I LOVED how they used this detailed paper for NON Halloween projects!!!

Take note on how they use these papers, scrapbookers... Don't be afraid to "cut it up"!

There are more views of these stunning layouts on their blog

And not to forget you "Altering" People... Check this out... found HERE on their blog
YUM!!! Robin even made a little video.

To "CELEBRATE" my find.... Graphic 45 - "The Magic of OZ" paper will be 20% off
from now until Nov 15 while quantities last.

YEP!! The online store is UP... and I am adding new items every day.
*please note* I am still getting quantities correct after ScrapFest. I will do my best filling your order! I hope to have correct quantities by the end of the week.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Thank you, ScrapFest!

I had a wonderful time at ScrapFest this weekend! Thank you to my daughter Emily, Sue and Paula Phillips (journal artista) for helping me in the booth and making the weekend go so well.

THANK YOU ALSO TO ALL THOSE WHO TOOK MY IN-BOOTH CLASSES! You were a joy to teach! I love sharing new ideas with people and made my weekend extra special!! I love meeting new creative people and seeing those who return as well!!! What a great community! LOOK FOR VIDEOS to be posted soon on how to create the Kanzashi Flowers AND the two projects I taught with Crafter's Workshop Templates! I will create those soon to share with you.

This picture of me in front of Canada's Largest Scrapbook layout that I created for ScrapFest was sent to me by Joan H. THANK YOU. LOVED the pictures .... and the one of you and I made me chuckle. I'm off to post that on the Art House Studio Facebook Page.

PLEASE send (or post) your photos that you took in front of the layout. I'd LOVE to see them!
THANK YOU to the gals at the Canadian Scrapbooker Booth for taking photos for people in front of this at the show. Love you gals and I'm so proud to be a new member of the Canadian Scrapbooker team!!!! You ROck!

On a separate note... please give me a few days to get the online store in order. All my product quantities are all out of whack and I can tell you that there will be a lot of restocking happening this week!

Have a creative day everyone... AND save the date for ScrapFest Kitchener - April 13 & 14, 2012!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I have a GREAT reason to NEED a new "mug shot"!!
I will be starting my new gig as a contributing writer for the Canadian Scrapbooker magazine in the Winter 2011 issue (on shelves at the end of November) YAY!! I'm so excited! My section is called "A Scrapbooker's Gift" and will be a series of articles dedicated to creating gifts (for ourselves and others) using stuff from our crafting stash. What fun! I hope you like!!

Anyway.... I needed a new pic for the website and magazine -- so I called Holly......
We trotted around Uptown Waterloo with Holly's ladder in tow and here are a few of the shots she took. Thanks Holly!! They're perfect.... Now which photo shall I choose? (more are on a disk - how fabulous is that?)

Feeling "Sketchy"?

I had someone come into the shop yesterday looking for some "Harmonie" product for the Canadian Scrapbooker's" sketchy Challenge! How fabulous!

For those interested in participating we carry some Canadian Product that you can use in the contest notably:
Harmonie Papers and Chipboard Embellishments
and the Susie Bee Designs Paper Line

Have fun and Good Luck!!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Wishing Everyone Here in Canada a very

The studio is closed today so I can spend some time with my family.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! See you Tuesday

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Had to share a clip of Lisa and Lorna on RogersTV talking about ScrapFest Oshawa!
Great job ladies!!!

Click the link below to see how they did ... AND... you may see a couple of project samples too! including one from me! Thanks gals!!! *wink*

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Here's another ScrapFest sneak for ya....

Can you tell what we'll be doing in my booth with this????????
Can't wait for ScrapFest !

Sunday, October 02, 2011

A ScrapFest Sneak....

I am super excited for ScrapFest on Oct 14 and 15th in Oshawa. I've been busy getting things ready and planning my "classes".... yes "classes" that I'll be teaching in my booth.

Here's a sneak peek of one.... Can you tell what I've used? *smile*

Like to attend ScrapFest? Check out for more information. See you there!!
AND ... watch for more sneak peeks over the next couple weeks!!!!

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Eye Popping Wonders....

I had a FABULOUS day yesterday creating with some wonderful gals.... JUST LOOK at what they were working on in the studio.....

Pretty inspiring, isn't it?
Hope you have a creative weekend!!