Friday, November 30, 2012

Polymer Clay Classes Announced for January

I am so happy to have back to the studio Alyssa Light.  She will be offering two Polymer Clay classes in the studio in January the first is....  wait for it....

A class for Teens 12 and up where they will learn how to create their own unique beads and pendants using the clay for their jewelry projects!  So fun!!  ...and during that dreaded week between New Years and Back to School.  I hope your teen can join us!!

A Taste of Polymer Clay for Knitters and Crocheters
I know this class will spark the interest of all you knitters and crocheters out there.  Come and learn how you can create some extra special textural and one of a kind buttons for your yarn (and sewing) creations!  So fabulous!!

Here is the description of both classes.  Registration is open in the online store or by calling Karen at the Studio 519 267 6620

Why not give this class as a gift?
I have Sculpey Samplers and Tools for sale at the studio and Gift Certificates too!  What  a great gift package!   ...and we Gift Wrap too! *wink*

Have a creative day!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Intro To Monoprinting Class

Creating a Journal from Mono Printed Gelli Plate Images
A fabulous class for those who are interested in Gelli Printing AND Art Journaling

I can't wait to start filling the pages of this fabulous mono printed book

The First Class is running THIS SATURDAY at 12:30pm  ......   Reserve your spot today.

Class Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Class Fee $35 (please add $10 if you choose to use the Studio Paints, brushes, brayers, etc)

Class Supplies Included:
  • The use of a 8x10 Gelli Plate
  • The use of Crafter's Workshop and other stencils
  • 20"x 26" piece of Tisiano Watercolour Paper
  • Misc items to make impressions
  • A Magic Sponge (you can take your completed Sponge Stamp with you)
  • Buttons
  • Wax thread and a Needle
  • Twine
Students to bring:
  • Acrylic Paints in your favourite colours
  • A Brayer
  • Wash Brushes
  • Water Container
  • Scoring Tool (bone folder)
  • Archival Inks (optional)
Contact the studio to register 519 267 6620

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A little upcycled scarf - USTREAM

I had a fabulous evening last Friday while broadcasting live on USTREAM.  I created this fun scarf from an old t-shirt.  LOVE...  I've been wearing it a lot this week..... (even now as we speak)

Below is the broadcast that I recorded from that live stream.  I hope you enjoy ....  I made some flowers out of old t-shirts using the Kanzashi Flower Makers too -- so keep watching or skip ahead to the end.

Have a creative day!

Friday, November 23, 2012

The New Canadian Scrapbooker has Arrived...

and so did the brand spankin new Canadian Scrapbooker Basics 6 (A STAMPING issue!!)

My article in the magazine features a large advent tree calendar by Kaisercraft.

As always, I like to add some complementary video ...   this time there are two!    The first is how I put the advent "boxes" together and the second is how I decorate the Color Me Crazy flowers by Petaloo that I also used in this project. 

Enjoy the magazine!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Getting Ready for Christmas....

Downtown Cambridge is having a BIG Christmas Market and Open House
Friday December 7  &  Saturday December 8

We are celebrating with the help of our local Sea Cadets!!

The Art House Studio will be offering complimentary Gift Wrapping during the downtown event with donations to the Warspite Sea Cadet Program appreciated.

My daughter Emily and a few of her cadet friends will be here in uniform wrapping gifts from
5 pm to 9 pm Friday and
10am to 2 pm Saturday

So come on down to Cambridge, have fun at the local stores, at the special crafty market and then come on over here and get your gifts wrapped for the holidays!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Textural Delights...

Oh yes!!
On Wednesday I had a wonderful day with 5 fabulous ladies ... and one card making gent *wink* .. in our "Textual Delights" class.  LOVE the results.  So fabulous

Love this class! I wish the pictures of their work did them justice.  So textural, so vibrant  gorgeous ART!

I am repeating this class on Saturday November 24 ...  I have a couple of spaces available if you'd like to join us.  Info can be found on the Studio Workshops  page.

Hope you're having a creative weekend!!  THANKS AGAIN for a wonderful day girls!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Blue Skies in all Art Houses...

....even when one is shaped like a mushroom.  *big smile*
This Art House was created and mailed to be by Keitha.
sure made me smile and think of the fa la la songs of my youth *giggle*

Phoebe came to my Grand Opening with this blue sky sweetie in hand:

and it seems Miss Trish not only has blue skies but some friends in her Art House!

Mental note -- wear more makeup *LOL

Love it...  and seeing Miss Donna behooves me to let you know that Donna Downey will be returning to the Studio September 2013!   Yahooooooo!  Looking forward to that. 

THANK YOU TO ALL who have sent your Art Houses to hang in the studio.  They are incredibly  inspiring and everyone loves seeing them on the wall.  Each one tells their own stories and I love it!
Wondering what this is all about?  Check out the original challenge post.

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


everyone for a wonderful Grand Opening on the weekend.
It was so nice to see so many creative people - and meet new ones *smile*

we had a draw for a gift basket ...  and the winner is - Janet N.  Congrats girlie!  The basket is here for you to pick up at any time.
Loving Cambridge!!   Thanks for the very warm welcome.  I'm looking forward to a creative journey with you all!

Friday, November 09, 2012

Ho Ho Ho ... A Tree for My Studio Window Display - USTREAM

 Okay...  last night was fun.  I thought I was totally crazy for broadcasting the night before my Grand Opening (which is in just a few hours.... Saturday 10 - 4) but I am sooooo happy I did.  I needed to do something creative and this hit the spot!

This is a 24x36 canvas that I created using Crafter's Workshop Templates, Perfect Pigments from USArtQuest and some silks by LuminArte  ...  oh...  there there are some Faber Castell Big Brush Pens and UTEE in there too *smile*
 Love it!!
Come check it out in the studio window at our Grand Opening in Cambridge!!
Saturday 10 - 4 (I said the right, *wink*) we'll have some nibblies, a chance to play with some product in our make n takes, and there just might even be a gift with purchase .....   you never know *wink*.

See you there!!

For those who 'd like to watch this being created, here is the USTREAM video I recorded and posted to my youtube channel.  Enjoy!

Grand Opening in Cambridge is Tomorrow!!!

Hope to see you there!!!

Thursday, November 08, 2012

A "Lovely Houses" card by Dee *updated*

Saw a card that Dee posted for her challenge group  using my "Lovely Houses" stamp set from myStamp BOX.   So cute!!   Love it Dee!

UPDATE...  I see on today's Canadian Scrapbooker Blog, Jayme Loge used these stamps on a card and a framed picture project too.  Soooo  cute.   Here's the link to that LINK she tells how she created these.

WOW ...  So fun to see!   How have you used the stamps?

Lovely Houses      

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

look at this Art House...

James made me a canvas using my Crafter's Workshop template - Whimsical Houses!!  So wonderful.  He and Chloe have been coming into the studio to create canvas and ....

Art Journal!
Here's a photo from last Thursday's Art Journal Day... *smile*

I can't believe that it's been so long since I posted!  so sorry about that everyone!  I've been busy with CropFest and then getting ready for our Grand Opening on Saturday!  Hope you can come by and see the studio!

.....more to post soon ....  a couple more ART HOUSE CANVAS have come in!  Soooooo fabulous!

Have a creative day and THANK YOU James for the pics to share!!

Thursday, November 01, 2012

It's raining stamps!!

I'm getting ready for CropFest this weekend at the Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre and I am having fun with some stamps - a little giftie for the croppers at the event.  Looking forward to seeing you all there tomorrow!!

The STUDIO WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY because of this event but it will be open Saturday 10 - 4 (Emily will be here while Mama is teaching there *smile*)

We are Art Journaling tonight!!!    Hope to see you!