Friday, 31 October 2014

Spark Your Inspiration - Halloween Style!

Wishing you all a fun, safe and happy Halloween!

Don't forget your cameras - and since it's Friday, our inspiration today is all about Halloween!  All the links list the paper lines but if you click on it, it will take you to our Pinterest page where you can follow the link to see the designer.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Happy Stamping - Silvie Z.

If you are a Copic colourer, you can't help but gasp at this

Isn't that AMAZING??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is the beautiful work of Sylvie Z.
 And if you ever needed inspiration for building gorgeous layered cards, she is definitely someone I suggest looking at!

Here are a few of my favourites - but please, browse her blog, you won't be sorry!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Wordless Wednesday - #Copicairbrush

Last night in our Advanced Copic class, we got to play with our brand new Air Brush System!  It was a ton of fun and I can't wait to do it again.  So today, I did a little hashtag search on Instagram and here are some of my favourite photos!

(air brushing feathers for fly-fishing...but all I can think of is Art Journaling!)

And the card from last night!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Mixed Media Mania - Erika Winterlia

Just recently, I happened to stumble across a new (to me) blog that had some awesome tutorials, lovely cards, and inspiring art journal pages so I knew I had to share it with you!  
Her name is Erika Winterlia and she does some beautiful work.

And she has a Youtube channel :)

Most of you know, I am not a huge fan of videos but I am more likely to watch them if they are in fast forward mode...and thankfully hers are!

This is her video that caught my eye - please enjoy it, poke around,  and leave her some nice comments!

Monday, 27 October 2014

What's Up - Monday October 27, 2014

What a FANTASTIC weekend we had with Candy Rosenberg!!!!
5 classes + fabulously crafty ladies = some pretty great finished projects!
Candy and her daughter Mariah were simply amazing - kind, generous, inspiring and down-to earth!
Here are some photos from the weekend :)

Yesterday's class had us all building wire skirts for our dress forms.  I made everyone promise to take a photo of their finished project so I hope to post them next week :)

Here's what's happening in the store this week:
Tuesday the 28th - Advanced Copics 
 We will be doing Mixed Up Family Blending and playing with our brand new airbrush system!

Wednesday the 29th - Teresa Collins Mini Album with Andrea
Teresa Collins "Daily Stories" File Folder Mini Alubm
Lots of flips and flaps to add your photos and written memories!

And two shipments are due in today!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Happy Stamping - Tag Tutorial

A few weeks ago, we packed up the store and joined Canadian Scrapbooker for their Carnival in Sherwood Park and Calgary.  We met a ton of new scrappy friends and got a little dirty in our make and takes.  Some of the ladies had asked me to write down the instructions for them so I promised I would do a blog post with step by step photos.  So this morning, I set down to do it and about 3 photos into it, my phone died :(  Thankfully, I have my tablet with me but you will have to forgive the photo quality.

This is the tag we made

For this tag, you will need (click on the item to see it in the online store):
Black Pitt Pen
Watercolour Paper
Water brush

So let's get started!

1.  Spray your tag with Sorbet Colour Bloom Spray.  It doesn't matter if you cover the whole tag or not.

2.  While your tag is drying, stamp your bird onto watercolour paper.  Colour the bird using your water brush and the Twinkling H2Os.  The trick to blending is LOTS of water!  Cut your bird out, cutting his feet off.  Sorry, this is where I had the photos on my phone.

3.  Taking your Mini Distress Inks, rub them directly onto your stencil.  If you are using a stencil that has fonts on it like I did, make sure you flip the stencil over it so that your words will be the right way.

4.  Generously mist your stencil with water.  Flip it over onto your tag and rub gently.  Lift the stencil off and dry with a heat gun.

5.  Using your Ink Blending Tool and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, place your Circle Rays stencil over the tag and rub the ink into it.

6.  Stamp your bird onto your tag to give him his feet back :)  Glue the bird over the stamping.
Cut your words into strips and glue onto your tag.

7.  Doodle around strips, the bird and the edges of your tag using a white Uniball Gel Pen and a black Pitt Pen.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Wordless Wednesdays - October 22, 2014

The weather this past weekend was spectacular!  So today, I did a little hashtag search on Instagram and thought I would share with you some of my favourite #yeg pics!  I hope they inspire you to pull out your camera and take some photos today!

And, tooting my own horn just a little bit...this is one of mine.  It was such a beautiful view, I don't think I could have messed it up if I tried!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Mixed Media Mania - Roben-Marie Smith

Today I want to introduce you to someone who loves to get messy as much as me!

If you have ever seen me, I am definitely not Type A...I love getting down and dirty in a class and often have more on the table than I ever put on a page.  I love Roben's style and her desk!  Seriously, check out her desk

She loves layers, imperfection, colour, and....having fun!  

and tags (EDITED TO ADD... these tags are made by Roben-Marie's design team member Sandi Keene using her products)

That journal page has a fantastic video showing her process...what are you waiting for?  CLICK THAT LINK!!!  Make sure you leave her some love :)

What's Up - October 21, 2014

Join us this weekend for some awesome classes - SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE!!

Unfortunately, last weekend Ronda Palazzari had to cancel her trip to Edmonton for our weekend of classes.

We had offered the ladies that were already signed up some other options and were getting ready to announce it via email when Candy contacted us and offered us another fabulous class!!!

If you are a Graphic 45 fan, you will swoon when you see that Candy was able to get her hands on The Magic of Oz paper!!!!!!!

So... what better way to announce a new class than to offer a prize with it??!!

Join us for this GORGEOUS new mini album class and have your name entered to win a prize pack featuring Graphic 45's brand new release "A Time to Flourish" (when it arrives!)

Due to Ronda's absence, we have changed up our class schedule this weekend - there are still spots available in all classes.  Please call the store to register!

Friday 630-930pm - Dream Big Altered Fence with Cori-Lyn - $50

Saturday 9am-12pm - Altered Mailbox with Cori-Lyn - $40

Saturday 1-5pm - Magic of Oz Mini Album with Candy - $75

Saturday 630-930pm - Steampunk Mini Album with Candy - $80

Sunday 10am-5pm - Mini Dress Form Class - $125