Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Little Yellow Bicycle - 25 Days of Christmas - other layouts!

Hi All!

I am back in the swing of it... after 3 days off work sick at home, a busy weekend and good week planed with lots to do, I finally managed to take pictures of the layouts I made with the Little Yellow Bicycle collection a few weeks ago!

A special thanks to Cindy who took these pictures last year - I still really love them and they were perfect for this festive layout~!

Our first Seasonal pictures of Stephane and me for our first traditional cards that we send each Xmas. Taken winter 2004. Stephane looks so young on these pictures, I didn't really change except I had longer hair!
Have a good Tuesday!
Hugs Stéphanie xx

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vintage Holliday Glimmer Mist Album

Traditional colors, great techniques and playful Santa's all over the album, this will be a great class to learn more about the fabulous Glimmer Mists and to "Embrace Imperfection"! We will also be playing with Acetate and fun ways to use what is in the background that could peak to the top! Stop at the store to see the full sample!

When: Wednesday November 18 at 6pm (new date) *** SOLD OUT ***
NEW DATE: SATURDAY Dec 12 at 1h30 pm
Cost: $37 / $32 for members

Call to sign up at 613-745-2215

I am a bit under the weather... took today off and am going to the Dr tonight, hope she can prescribe me something!
Hugs whiteout germs! ;)
Stéphanie xx

Canvases class Nov 14 - sneak peak!

Here is one of he Two of the canvases tat I will be teaching in November at the Scrapbox.
Great decoration near your front door and perfect to hang your keys every night when you come in or as a gift to someone who just moved to a new house!

If you wan to join me, please call the store at 613-745-2215 (half of the class is sold out all ready)

When: Saturday November 14 at 1pm to 5pm
Cost: $ 50/ $44 for members * this includes the second canvas that is not reveled yet.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Growing up so fast!

It's been almost 1 month now that we have Greedo in our lives. Quite the precious lovable kitty cat... Loves to Sleep, play, run, purr and cuddle....

That's until he pulls the "Kamikazes" with Mommy! That's the name I gave his little prank trick he does middle of the night wile sleeping with us.... So here it goes...

I am fast a sleep and then a little something starts to crawl... cautiously and then run and jump - full frontal launch - lands on my face with both open arms {insert here: at certain times no claws involved, others.... really close calls} and starts to play with my hair and lick my face none stop. It's always between 4 and 5 am... and I still have a few hours to sleep, so he is put in Time Out in the corridor (that means I close bed room door). Must I say, it's so funny, he doesn't do that with Stephane. So I wonder if that's the new tricks Daddy is teaching him (Maya our previous cat learned to give the paws and high fives and all with Stephane). I will have to have a little chat with Mr tonight and make sure he does positive teaching and not train the little one to go all "S.W.A.T." on Mommy at night.

Speaking of which.... this following "mug shot" against my stripped shirt... he looks like a little teenage bum caught doing something he was not supposed to do.... Getting ready to get is "paw prints" and go in the slammer! In my book, that pretty much equals the famous Mommy "Kamikazes"!

Greedo - Bounty Hunter 8852
- Sentence to be determine in a later date-
Stéphanie xx

Little Yellow Bicycle - 25 Days of Christmas

I made 3 layouts with this line for the store and I must say... I really, really LOVE this new collection!

Vibrant reds and beautiful golds, amazing embellishments matching the paper collection, they are really the perfect thing for your seasonal layouts or projects. They came out with amazing glittered Die cut paper and I must say that they are great to work with. To complete this layout, I added some special gold buttons from my Grandma collection and a gold doilie from a recent swap.... the perfect touch!

Pictures from Denis Turpin, Winter 08.

I have 2 more to share, but they are all ready at the store, will take pictures tonight.
Have a fabulous day... hope it gets a bit warmer!
Hugs, Stéphanie xx

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I had a fantastic time at the 2 day crop at the store! Katie, Rach & her mom Jan + Loulou were there on Friday and Saturday Loulou stayed home with her hubby. Lots of creative time (3 layouts for me), good laughs, quality time with the girls, fun games hosted by Jenn.... best of times!

here's 3 of the layouts made at the crop

"Parts of me" Background made with Glimmer Mist Screens and loaded with tones of embellishments. I am seeing that I am mostly using different techniques to create my backgrounds and using less pattern papers.... Loving the Crackle paint and the Manila tags.

The butterfly was really my favorite thing created during the weekend. Jennifer McGuire during her class over on 2peas showed how she uses the Tim Holtz Distress inks with stamp images... I know Tim did it first....! Once the inks were dried, I added Twinkling H2O's over the full portion to give a little shine. Then Crystal Lacquer the image... once completed it really looked like an epoxy sticker. Added a few Rub-ons and Crackle Paint to finish up the tag.

"Picture Perfect" To create the background I had so much fun.... Multiple layers: Glimmer mist and screens, Brayer application of the glimmer mist, 3 shades of crackle paint and the "piece of resistance"... yes a decorative napkin (looks like pattern paper, but it's a napkin - thanks Ghislaine for bringing them to the crop! Even if they were meant for food, they totally inspired me to create this layout! Thanks Rach for the autumn branches they were just the perfect touch to pull everything together!

"Lovebirds through the years" I realized that I had never did a layout of my parents before this past weekend. This picture taken during our last visit was pretty close to the date of their 37 wedding anniversary on Sept 2nd. I wanted to create something special of them being together since all these special years and setting such a great example to us 3 kiddos.

I used again the Brayer to apply 2 shades of glimmer mist on the background lined paper and top coated with "Picked Fence" Crackle Paint and then some "Rock Candy" to give that extra shine! I found in one of the Jenni Bowlin kits that I was using during the weekend the perfect bottle top "Lemon and Lime". The 2 doves Rub-ons from Fancy pants are from my stash.... basically the perfect touches!

Papa & maman je vous aime gros et je pensais à vous durant la fin de semaine et j'étais vraiment inspirée... voici le résultat! Bisous votre grande XX
That's it....
Was a busy week last week....
Manage to do parts of my "1/3 creation goals".... 1/3 for the store, 1/3 for me and the last 1/3* organization with Loulou on Sunday ~ thanks once again!
* Once that's done the organization - the last 1/3 will be for my upcoming Etsy store.
Have a great end of day!

My first 6" X 12"

A few weeks ago I was supposed to share this layout... finally took a picture this am. Using some of m,y favorite things such as the Manila tags and Crackle Paint, this different format is really fun to do!
I have 1 album that I want to fill up with my favorite pictures.... some scrapped before and some not...so here's layout #1 of 20....
Have a great Wednesday!
My layouts of the weekend to follow this afternoon!
Stéphanie xx