Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The last Art Journal Workshop of 2017!!

Join our media-crazed Divas, Lori & Kim, as they continue to explore the world of mixed media!! This art-form is all the rave and our Divas simply LOVE it!! Together we will play and experiment with different mediums, masks, stamps, techniques and so much more!! New techniques and media are explored every month and there is no need to worry if you missed a class, as you can start your journal at any time!! Ideal for all levels of crafters aged 14+!

Come and play with sprays, inks, gels, pastes, stencils, textures, stamps & soooo much more! Don't forget your Art Journaling Book (suitable for mixed media). We recommend Dyan Reaveley Dylusions Art Journal. Also recommended for this workshop is a Craft Mat and baby wipes. Come prepared to get messy!! Register today & discover Mixed Media for yourself!! Each student will receive a 15% discount during the workshop at our amazing on-site store. Registration & payment in advance is required to reserve your spot.

Please note: this workshop will be held at the old Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka (a 2 minute drive from our old store), where you will be able to crop, shop, take classes, see demos & MORE!!! We would love to see you!! Friday, November 24: 6:30 - 8:30pm (Please note: on-site store closes at 7pm so that we have time to pack up)

Click this link to register online!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Use Your Paper Collections in Different Ways

Good morning, everyone. Today, I wanted to show you a layout that I created about my grandson. Harrison had his tonsils and adenoids out last Monday and we went to see him yesterday. His diet now consists of popsicle, ice cream and warm hot chocolate. I chose these papers because he is wearing blue and white striped p.j.s in my photos of him and there were some stickers related to Hot Chocolate. This line is from Echo Perfect and is called "A Perfect Winter". Here are some of the papers that I had on hand.

As you can see. the papers focus on Winter, Snow, etc. I used the Plaid Paper that was on the background of the first paper on the left and also used the third paper from the left. Here is the layout:

The large 4 x 6 Card on the left was perfect for the theme of my layout and the colours will match his p.j.'s. Now I just have to get my photos printed!!!

So don't forget that even though a paper collection focuses on one particular theme, sometimes, you can use the same papers for a different purpose.


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sealed with a Kiss!

Happy Saturday, my crafty friends!

Hope you are all doing well and planning some time to craft this weekend! I've been a bit craft crazy lately (but I love it!!) - I attended our fabulous retreat a couple of weeks ago and I'm also in craft shows two weekends in a row. 'Tis the season to be crafting with Christmas fast approaching!

I wanted to share a couple of tags with you that I made from the adorable Lawn Fawn stamp and die set called Sealed with a Kiss.

For the first tag, I used my Derwent Intense pencils to shade my seals in Neutral Grey and gave them Carmine Pink cheeks. I created the icebergs above the water from vellum and the icebergs below water from white cardstock - both ripped freehand. For the water, I used Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink and then sprayed it with water and dabbed with a paper towel to create the splashes. I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.

On my second tag, I again used Derwent pencils in the same colours. I traced a tag shape onto the Simple Stories Very Merry paper and cut the tag out by hand. I had an old stamp set that had a santa hat in it, so I added that to my sweet little seal to give him a bit of Christmas charm and finished it off with a tiny pom pom.

This tiny set is just perfect for cards and tags! I love a set that is versatile for multiple purposes and this would be great to stamp on the back of your envelopes or for Valentine's cards too!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, November 17, 2017

Pointsetta Christmas card!

Happy Friday! Hope your week is going well, I have been working on some Christmas cards.
Sharing one with you today, I made with this set from Kaiser Kraft .
I started with a piece of watercolour paper and heat embossed the three pointsettas in gold, I used some re inkers to watercolour them quickly and cut them out.  On a cream piece of paper, I used the stencil from Tim Holtz with a clarity brush and some forest moss ink. The sentiment is also heat embossed with gold. The flowers have some foam tape behind them. In my stash I found some gold sequinces and added them to my card with a bit of wink of stella on the flowers. 
This card came together pretty quickly, just how I like it. Hope you do too!
                                               Till next time, Anja

Thursday, November 16, 2017

"Elf on the Shelf" Copic Card Class with, "Diva Michelle"! Thursday, November 23 at 12:30pm
 Adorable Copic card class with our amazing, "Diva Michelle"! This class features "Seated Elf" Stamp & Die set by Stampendous! We just love this card & how Michelle has put it all together! Focus of class will be on how to use your Copic Markers to achieve beautiful shading, highlighting, etc.
Students are asked to bring their basic tool kit, including: fine-tipped scissors, adhesives. Copic markers used for this class: E000, E00, BG71, R11, R24, R27, R29, R81, R83, R85, YG01, YG03. Each student will receive a 15% discount the day of the class.
Thursday, November 23: 12:30 - 1:30pm; 
Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Christmas Tag Class with Diva Matilda

"Christmas Tag" Mixed Media Class with, "Diva Matilda"! Thursday, November 23 at 5:30pm

Join our amazing, "Diva Matilda", for this magical Christmas Tag workshop!! You will be working with all sorts of mixed media products to create your very own stunning tag! Absolutely stunning!!
Students are asked to bring: basic tool kit including: paper trimmer, fine-tipped scissors, adhesives such as Tombow, tape runner & Pop-ups. If you have one, you may also wish to bring a Craft Mat. Each student will receive a 15% discount during the workshop at our amazing on-site store. Registration & payment in advance is required to reserve your spot. (Click here to register)
Thursday, November 23: 5:30 - 6:30pm 
(Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka) 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Back to Back Pop Up Shops!!!

Our amazing "Pop-Up" Shop will be on-site at the Komoka Community Centre for two days in a row!!
Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24! 
Both Days: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Stop by and have a look!! We will be bringing with us thousands of fabulous products, gorgeous inspiration boards and beautiful samples!! Shop until you drop ... pick-up orders ... sign up for a class or 2 ... do a lovely make n' take ... We would love to see you!! Shoppers are welcome to use Visa, MasterCard, Debit or cash :) Please note: you only have to register if you are taking a class, so that our designers can prepare. 
Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka

BOTH DAYS: All Day Cropping Fun! 
Reserve your seat for all-day cropping fun! Bring your projects & enjoy crafting from 10am - 8pm (or anytime in-between!). Full use of our tools, punches & machines will be available for you. Our on-site store will be up and running with fabulous products, kits & gorgeous samples to help get your mojo going. If you are cropping with friends, please let us know & we will be sure to seat you all together in a group. Each cropper will receive a 15% discount at our amazing on-site store! Please note: As seating is limited, registration & payment in advance is required for all crops and classes (no exceptions). 

Monday, November 13, 2017

December Calendar Class

Good morning, everyone. Today, I wanted to show you the Calendar Class that we will be doing for the month of December. Note that this layout class will be combined with the November Calendar Class on Friday, Nov. 24 at 10:30 a.m. at the KCC. For this class, I used the Photo Play Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Line. I liked the traditional Red and Green colours in this collection.  I did some fussy cutting and used the Lawn Fawn Wreath Die and added some red and green embellishments.

Kits can also be ordered for this and/or the November Layout.

Have a great week.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

New Advent Calendar Kit

Happy Saturday, everyone!

With the holidays fast approaching, I've been starting my holiday projects to get ahead of the game. Christmas will be here before we know it!

I want to share with you my new kit - it's an advent calendar which uses the super adorable Milk & Cookies paper collection from Doodlebug Designs!

Using this kit, you will create a calendar with 25 boxes that you can fill with anything you like - treats, toys, tea, jewellery, the possibilities are endless! All you will need are some Nuvo drops and Glossy Accents to complete your embellishments, everything else is included!

Limited quantities are available in the store - click here to get yours!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, November 10, 2017

Pink on pink!

Happy Friday! As I am preparing this post, the first snow of the season is starting to fall....I am not ready yet, lol. So in my craft room, I pulled out this flower from Penny Black, and made a pink card, an ALL pink card for that matter. Pink and flowers make me happy!
I stamped with worn lipstick on pink cardstock, and used one of my clarity brushes with a Tim Holtz stencil and the same ink on the background. Sentiment is from Altenew, heat embossed in white.
Some bling and a white mat to finish the card. I don't think I can stop the white stuff but I stopped thinking about it making this card, lol.
                                                 Happy crafting!! Till next time, Anja