Thursday, April 28, 2011

On a Thursday morning - Random little things!

Trying to find a blog routine is not always easy! Do you have tricks.... please share! It's the "time" factor that I find sometimes hard to manage! Ever ending battle! So I thought to share 11 random things today.... (why 11... not sure... just go with it!)

1- One year older, last Friday on Earth Day, I turned 35! That number was bugging me a bit... but now I am getting over it. My weekend was filled with great surprise! Got my first ever laptop from Stephane, he pulled "the leaving the box between the 2 front doors and ringing the door bell and running to hide" trick.... I was totally surprised and he looked at me with a little grin asking "hope you don't mind it's not wrapped...!"
2- Friday went to the States with Mag, Max & Stephane (mmmm not the best idea we ever had) {insert 3hours for a 2 km distance to cross the border}, but we were really enjoying our selves... a true Comedy Show Stephane style (for those that know how he can really play it up....), laughing at what we should anwser the custom officer when we would arrive at the gates... "mmmm... Well we had planned to go for breakfest and some shopping, but now we kinda think we only have time to have diner at the next exist and come back".... Silly questions once again, I truly think I should write a short story of crossing the border and what questions we get.... seriously.
3- Good Easter weekend at home, my parents prepared me a great birthday supper with all my favorite things. Miam miam . Love you and thank you!
4- It's official my sister is coming over from Italy this summer with her 2 little ones for 2 months! Can't wait, fun things planned for that period of time and she is even planning to come for a weekend here in Ottawa. YEAH!
5- Last night was a blast. I was teaching the first class of my Art journal series. We wanted to keep the class size more limited to 9 participant for the 3 month duration (more manageable with the supplies & tools). All 9 ladies had so much fun, "Zen moments" and pure creative bliss.... A evening full of new techniques and playing with different medium. They were all sad that the next class is in a month. We did 4 pages and finished on the dot at 9. Going in, I was a little nervous as it was my first time teaching this type of curriculum, but all went well. Found the best way to distribute paint to all - Dixie Cups! Just perfect. I think we may have a potential other series here... lets see what time reserve for us!
6- Thanks Luce for the good chat last night after the class - hope you are not too tired today and big hugs to you.
7- Creative update: Art journalling: I have to continue Sharon's Art journal I know a certain Rosa is really hoping to receive it soon (sorry for the delay).
Scrapbooking: Well I have a pile of layout that I gathered wile organizing my craft bags & room... that I found that were incomplete... like 7 or 8 of them. Good treasure to find. They are all in a nice pile right now and it's just the perfect thing when you have just a couple minutes and you are looking for something creative to do! Most of them were started at crops during the past year and I was missing stuff to complete them. Hoping to find a couple of those extra minutes over the weekend to get them finish! Classes: On my list of my May classes - I have a Card Class using vintage images that I purchased from one of my favorite etsy store. Thanks Elise. Little sweet baby angels and friends really precious. And I also have my Teresa Collins Notation Album using also the Time Pieces collection to complete.
8- Fun stuff happening at the Scrapbox in the next weeks! Our Mega crop on National Scrapbooking weekend, Scrapbox Garage Sale on the 14 (need to focus on that as it's creeping up soon) and then June 3 & 4 miss Donna Downey is coming to town and I just can't wait!
9- Spending lost of time with my sweetheart Mr. Stephane♥, May 16 is approaching too fast.
10- Received two fabulous birthday gifts from some very special girlfriends in my life. One from Loulou that registered me to Christy "She Art class" (can't wait to buckle down and do one) and one from Linda O to the "She had 3 hearts class" also from Christy Tomlinson. The perfect Creative gift! Thank you ladies!
and 11- Leaving you with a quote that my last night ladies liked: Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans....

Hugs and have a happy Thursday!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

All About Me - May with "Emma's Shop" from Crate Paper

The theme for this May class is - What's in a name? Is there a special meaning to your name? Were you named after someone or perhaps there is an interesting story about it? Did you ever change your name? Why? These are important facets of you and need to be documented in your ongoing Album of All About Me!

Learn a beautiful new paper flower making technique, great for all your scraps and we will also be using the beautiful Prima Cabochons, so lovely!

When: Wednesday May 4 at 6pm - 9pm

$30/$27 for members

Call the store now to book your spot as I think we may only have 2 or 3 places left! 613-745-2215

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Art journal Class series at the Scrapbox

Even if this class series is now sold out at the Scrapbox, I wanted to share some of the pages I have created for the class and we have much more to come!

During this series we will be exploring various mediums such as Acrylic Paints & Distress Inks, Crackle Paints, Distress Stains, Glam, Glaze, Embossing Powders, Glimmer Mists, Smooch Paints & Sprays and creating each pages with multiple Application Techniques, Stenciling, Masking, Dry Brushing and so much more. To keep our Art Journal as flat as possible and to be able to work on each page, decorating the cover will be done at the last class.

This series comes in 3 parts, with an optional 4rth workshop at the end (more on that later). The dates are as follows:

Wed April 27th at 6pm - 9pm

Wed May 18th at 6pm - 9pm

Wed June 15th at 6pm - 9pm

Cost $30/$27 per class OR $75 if you pay for all three up front.

If there is enough demand for a second class, we see what we can arrange - so please ensure your name is down on the list if you want to explore the Art journal frenzy! 613.745.2215

Monday, April 18, 2011

Little Yellow Bicycle Twig Album Class

When I saw this release in January, I knew I wanted to make a mini with it. This was boxed since we received it at the store beginning of February and I was just waiting for Spring to show case it! Using the Twig Collection Album from Little Yellow Bicycle as a base of the album, we will think out of the box when creating it (you don't always need to follow directions!)

In the tones of Blues, Greens & Brown pretty much any type of pictures can be showcase in it (I used my recent Boston pictures of Landmarks & Parks), but you can most certainly use it for your favorite pet, little Boy or Girl, pictures of your love ones ore great Spring pictures of Nature!

We have 3 or 4 spots left, if you want to join us call the store at 613.745.2215

When: Saturday April 30th 2pm-6pm
Cost: $37 / $32 for memebers