Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sophie & Sebastiano

I wanted to do this since a week now….

My sister arrived 2 Monday's ago with her little ones for the summer! We had a fun family weekend, filled with quality time and good “re-bonding” moments! We didn’t see them since a year and boy did they grow up since that time. Sebastiano is a little boy full of energy, remembered all our names from our Skyping times, understands French but communicate more in Italian and loves anything TRACTOR, so sweet boy. Little Sophie is a pure delight! She loves everybody and loves that her “Ninie” (Stephanie in short) takes loads of pictures! What a cutie pie! Can’t wait to see them back in 1 week!

Have a fun weekend! Tomorrow nothing major planed but watching the Canada Day festivities on TV and transforming the living room in a Art studio. So much to do.... classes, art journals, special project for a colleague getting married.

Enjoy your w-end!
Stéphanie xo♥~

Monday, June 20, 2011

Weekend fun!

Totally a fun weekend!
Friday was the Free Make & Take and we had allot of fun playing with the Perfect Pearl Mists & Distress Dabbers. Saturday I was teaching in the afternoon the "Portrait Organizer Drawer" in the afternoon and for the evening we had a get together for some yummy Raclette at Luce house with Loulou and respective hubby's. Great laughs, food, drinks and scrumptious desert! i had a sleepover planned and we went to bed way too late!

Sunday we had an improvised day and decided to go on a little road trip Luce and I. We ended to stop at a wonderful Antique store in Wendover that is in a barn. Lise-Anne was a marvelous host and we stayed over 2 hours just enjoying every little bit of her treasures! Here are my finds: An original stamp carousel that will be great for my Tim Holtz ink applicator, A 10" tall Mason Jar full of buttons, wood tread spools, open stock mix buttons & Rhinestones and a 1923 "Stylistique Française". Great finds! I must say that you never know what you can find by just looking around our nice roads by spotting the perfect thing!

Yesterday night watched Country Strong with Garrett Hedlund, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester and Tim McGraw, was really good.

I am now ready for a new week, my sister is arriving tonight in Montréal from Italy with her little ones Sophie and Sebastiano!!!!! Can't wait to see them next Friday! She will be passing the summer with us until the end of August! I know I will be "Photo clicker happy" this weekend and all summer!

Enjoy your week!
Stéphanie xo~

Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday June 17th FREE Make & Take at The Scrapbox!

This month the Free Make & Take will be hosted by ME! I hope you will give yourself the opportunity to try something new - all it will take is a wee bit of your time (really - maybe 15 minutes!)

So this is how it works...ANYTIME between 5pm and 8pm you can drop in to do the Make & Take. You don't have to sign up, you don't have to be here exactly at 5pm, just come when you can in the evening.

Did I mention that it was Free? Yuppers! Don't have to bring any tools with you. Just bring your open creative mind!

Turn this plain Kraft shopping back into a chic Gift Bag that will have people asking where you got such an amazing thing! Very simple, easy steps and all in the cool AC comfort of the Scrapbox Studio!

We will be using Adirondack Pigment Inks, Tim Holtz Distress Stains and Ranger Perfect Pearls Mists... I am sure you have heard of them, now come and play with them! Love them!

See you tonight!

Crate Paper Address Organizer class

Using the "Portrait" crate paper collection, create a special place to host all your phone numbers and mailing addresses. 26 dividers and 26 Manila Alpha tag will keep all your contacts organized. A few extra booklets for photo will also be created for the first drawer sections .

This library drawer is so richly altered that we have decided to expand it to two classes! Mark the dates on your calendar! We have spots left - call the store if you want to join us! 613.745.2215

Class #1 : Sat June 18th at 2pm - 5pm

Class #2 : Thurs July 7th at 6pm - 9pm

Cost for each class is $30/$27

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sneak Peak of tonight Art journal class at the Scrapbox!

We are having so much fun in this class, it's amazing! Tonight is class 3 of v. 1.0 of the Art Journal series. 2 more to go! We are taking a break in July, but we will be resuming in August and September will be the last of this first series. We have plans to start a fresh new group in August also.... different pages but same concept! Call the store to know more about that! 613.745.2215

This month we will be working to create depth and adding touches of sparkle! Who doesn't like bling! Layers, layers and layers of pure delight! See you tonight ladies!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A weekend with Donna Downey

2 weeks ago The Scrapbox was hosting an event with Donna Downey. What a weekend! 2 days in her marvelous compagny! Great to see her again and we pretty much pick up where we were 2 years ago.

We went to the airport to pick her up, had lunch at The works, then a store visit, prepping the venue, Friday Album's Class and diner at East Side after. Mellisa was spending the weekend at my place, so was great to go back home and chat about our day. The following morning came way to quick for me {insert about 4h30 of sleep}, made a couple of errands in the morning and had our 2 Saturday classes. Diner & drinks at Lone Star to finish our weekend and what a hoot it was! We kinda advised that it was "Mari-Jo" birthday {aka Donna} and the staff gave her the full birthday treatment! It was pass "Cinderella time" when we left the restaurant and got to hang with Donna until the weeeeeeee hours of the morning chatting and reconnecting. Special times and until we meet again! I really hope to go to her studio the next time!

Once my projects are finished.... I'll post pictures!