Tuesday, September 30, 2014

This Saturday October 4 is National Card Making Day!

The ladies over at Treasured Memories, Edmonton, posted about accepting Thank You Cards for this fabulous organization on National Card Making Day this weekend. I thought it was a wonderful idea, was thrilled to be introduced to QOV and am excited to extend this offer to you at the studio too!

Please bring a hand made Thank You card to donate to "Quilts Of Valour" and receive 10% off. The cards will be given, as a Thank You, to the awesome people who make and donate quilts to injured military and veterans across Canada. Please make your cards blank on the inside and for either male or female.

For more information about Quilts of Valour, please check out their website. Happy Card Making!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Love this Gelli Town by Patricia

Patricia rocks my world!
Take a peek at her "Gelli Town", a gelli print collage, created in a class at the studio recently!   LOVE this.

Each town is so different.  They are truly one of a kind like the gelli printed papers themselves.

I made a smaller 8x8 version in class yesterday with the girls.
Here's what my new sample looks like (the one I am taking to BC with me when I teach out there in November!)

Have a creative day everyone.
Sorry, no broadcast tonight.  Have other things I HAVE to accomplish today and won't have a chance to create anything on air today.   I broadcast again next week FOR SURE!

Gelli-towns are inspired by Karen Eckmeier's Happy Villages quilts and taught with permission as a Gelli Printing class. They are lots of fun!   Be sure to check out Karen's quilt pattern in her recently re-printed book - Happy Villages.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Make N Take #2 for ScrapFest, Richmond Hill

The Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine Blog posted the details of my 2nd Make N Take for ScrapFest next weekend.  Yes!!  We are using the Gelli Plate and creating a packing tape pull - a fabulous glossy pattern piece perfect for placing under die cuts for mounting on cards, scrapbook pages and more!

Here's what we'll be doing at ScrapFest...  but can't you picture it with Christmas shapes for the holidays? *wink*
Be sure to check out how it was created on the Canadian Scrapbooker Blog and come see me at ScrapFest in Richmond Hill next weekend!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Paint Sew Create - Ustream Video

Paint Sew Create...   my studio tag line is now on my updated curbside sandwich board.  YAY!   So glad I did this -- my previous sandwich board needed a makeover in a bad way *wink*
Using the techniques from my "Do More of What Makes You Happy Canvas", I updated my sandwich board in class and on my ustream.tv broadcast so you the process here!

You can use this technique on canvas and in your journals!  I hope you give it a try and be sure to share -love show and tell!

Supplies Used
Tizano Paper (sheet) - Fabriano
Duel Tip - Sharpie
Silks Acrylic Glaze - ColourArte
Wash Brush - Simply Simmons
Regular Gel Medium - Golden
Black Gelato - Faber Castell
Don't forget scissors!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A little painting with stencils!

Erin and Norina (Michelle too.... *wink*) were in the studio today learning about painting with stencils, a little about complimentary colour and well, a whole lotta fun!

Thanks for a great day at the studio, girls!  Love how your pieces turned out!   See you again soon!

Monday, September 08, 2014

Getting Ready for Catherine Scanlon's Workshops!

It won't be long now!
Catherine Scanlon is coming to the studio September 19 - 21 to teach 3 fabulous workshops in the studio.

To view the workshops and to register: click here
or call the studio for more information!

Name Tag Supplies Used

Gotta get back to work *wink*   Hope you can join us!!
Have a creative day!

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Using Gelatos - Make N Take for ScrapFest Richmond Hill (Video)

I am looking forward to heading to Richmond Hill on Saturday September 27 for ScrapFest!

I will be there representing, not only myself and the studio, but the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine!  I am honoured to write a column for Canada's paper crafting magazine and they have arranged to have me at ScrapFest to teach some "Technique Tasters".  Technique Tasters are free mini classes held in the Canadian Scrapbooker booth on the show floor.   They are samples of techniques that have and will be (hint hint) in the Magazine.  Gotta love that!

This fall I will be teaching TWO tasters.  I sneak peeked one in my last blog post -- here is the other AND, because it was on my desk, I took the opportunity to create my show samples on USTREAM.tv broadcast this week.  Here's that video and I hope to see you in the mini classes at ScrapFest!

Supplies Used

Have a creative day!

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

A sneak peak... Coming soon to ScrapFest and the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine Blog

Working on a little something for the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine Blog using the 3x5 Gelli Plate that just came in....  This will also be a part of my Technique Taster class at ScrapFest in Richmond Hill later this month!   Enjoy the sneak *wink*

Have a Creative Day!