Thursday, January 30, 2014

Catherine Scanlon Designs

Say hi to Catherine Scanlon!
A very talented lady with an abundance of creative ideas.

We just got in her new line of clear stamps and stencils. Can't wait to play!
Here's a snippet of a finished sample Catherine made using her new stamp.

Would you like to create pieces of goodness like Catherine? Stay tune because sometime in May, Catherine will be coming to the Studio! Yay!!!!

Have a Creative Day,

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

2 Videos for you today - both using the ScanNCut

What a crazy USTREAM broadcast I did on Friday!
I was gifted a bag of dyed paper towels by someone who left them next door at the chocolate shop (Alyssa, was it you??? :) ) and I decided to try using them with the ScanNCut to create something fun:  A decorative table topper/plate ...  it can hang too *wink*
The paper towels were ironed flat and then to an iron on stabilizer and then cut by the ScanNCut Machine.
The cut pieces were adhered with Golden's Regular Gel Matte and then outlined with Viva Colour's Graphite Paper Pen to give it a stained glass look.  I then poured some resin over the top of the board to protect it and make it shine.  So fun!

Here is that USTREAM live broadcast:

I wanted to showcase, in a little more detail, how I cut the pieces with the Brother ScanNCut machine so I decided to cut another quilt pattern but this time with paper.

Here is the card front I created with the machine and some 7 Dots Studio 9th Wave Scrapbook Paper and the step by step video of me creating it.   Hope you enjoy

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Coming Soon!

I thought I'd share this week, what's coming to the Studio in the near future.

First up, Dina Wakley's new line from Ranger.
I saw Dina at CHA and had to take a pic of her in front of her sample boards in the Ranger booth.
So excited for her! Hi Dina!
Love her new stamp line and love the colours of Dina's new line of paint. Yummy!
I know you're just as excited as I am to create with all the fabulous product Dina has designed.
Here are are a couple of more pics, courtesy of Dina Wakley.
Have a Creative Day!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Snuggled Up!

My Jack Frost inspiration really struck home yesterday. It was mighty cold in the Studio when I arrived. The furnace conked out.
No one wanted to venture out with the frigid weather because a lot of you did your shopping online. Probably all snuggled up, sipping something warm. Awww!

Stay Warm and Have a Creative Day!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Frosty Day!

Brrrr it's cold! Come join me in the studio today and have a cup of coffee and create something inspired by Mr. Jack Frost!

Stay warm!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

I'm Back!

It's great to be home and back in the studio although, I much preferred the warm weather of California. Sure can't wear my sandals today! hehe
I had a wonderful time teaching Pan Pastels last Saturday. We had a lot of fun! Take a look at what was created.
If you're interested in learning how to use Pan Pastels, give the studio a call and we can set up a private or group class.

Have a creative day!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sun, Surf and Saltwater Taffy

I had another great day enjoying the sun and surf and a little bit of sweetness! hehe
I'm looking forward to what today brings.

I've been gathering all kinds of fun techniques and ideas that I can't wait to share with you.

I've even been creating some quick sketches in my sketch journal.

I still have a day of adventure but I will be back in the studio tomorrow and remember, tomorrow night is Art Journaling Night. So, please join me and some fellow journalistas. We always have a great time! *giggle*

Art Journaling Night
Love to Art Journal? Drop in and play with your journals. $2/hour. No formal instruction but lots of chatting and sharing. Like to join us? Contact the studio to reserve your table space. 519 267 6620

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Wish You Were Here!

I having a great time in Anaheim, CA! Wish you were here...

Saturday, January 11, 2014

While Karen's Away...

Hi Everyone, Jen here.
Karen left for the CHA Trade show in sunny California yesterday so I thought I'd have a little fun.
Drop by the studio and mention California, and I'll give you 10% off your entire purchase.*
I've already taken 10% off everything in our online catalogue.
Sale runs now until Wednesday, January 15th!
 - Jen (shhhhhhh! Don't tell Karen)

*sale excludes Brothers products

Thursday, January 09, 2014

California Here I Come!

Can you hear me singing that tune at the top of my lungs?

That's right... I'm off to sunny California for the CHA Mega Show! I'm leaving tomorrow and you'll never guess, I'm going First Class!

Awwww the life. I'll be flying thousands of kilometres in the air, in my own personal "pod", drinking champagne and watching whatever movie I want.

But don't worry, while I'm away Jen will be managing the studio.
Studio hours will remain the same with the exception of tomorrow, Friday January 10th. The studio will be closed at 5:00 pm and there will be no evening broadcast.

Ta ta for now Everyone! (Waving the royal wave, hehe!)

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

I May Be Itty Bitty but I Make a Great Impression!

Just in are the new Donna Downey Itty Bitty Stamps! These fabulous foam mounted, red rubber cling stamp designed by Donna, are super versatile for every kind of project. 

There are 15 designs to choose from but my favourite is,
"The Greatest Pleasure in Life is Doing What Others Say You Cannot". 

These stamps are perfect for art journals. Speaking of art journals, our first Journalling Night for 2014 will be next Thursday, January 16th. Get to know fellow artists, share ideas and have lots of fun!
Give us a call to book your spot.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Doodle Brain

*NOTE* MAKING THE DECISION TO CLOSE THE STUDIO TODAY (Tuesday Jan 7).. due to weather conditions. Sorry for any inconvenience. I will be working from home. If you have any questions, email me at Stay safe and warm today everyone!!

I think I've got doodling on the brain! hehe
I continued to create some more doodles after my USTREAM broadcast on Friday and I wanted to share them with you.
I doodled with a black marker and added colour using Peerless Watercolors.

Here are some closer looks of my doodle (with added colour) I created on New Year's Day!

I've had requests to create doodling classes. With doodling on the brain, your requests may become a reality! *wink*

Friday, January 03, 2014

Doodling on Burlap - USTREAM

I've been doodling in the New Year and thought I'd doodle a little something for my studio window.   Happy New Year!  hehe

The Stretched Burlap Canvas was prepped some black gesso and then doodled with a white Montana Paint Pen.   Colour was added with Silks by LuminArte .... love these (as you know!!) especially on a dark surface.  Stunning!

Thanks so much for joining me as I created this on USTREAM.   Here is the recording of tonight's broadcast.  Enjoy and Have a creative day!!