Friday, August 22, 2014

Playing with Gelatos!

Happy Friday! Last week I went to the Art journaling class from Kim and Lori and I learned all about GELATOS!!! They showed us a lot of different ways to use them and we got to try and play with them, way to much fun, let me tell you!I already had a few colours...but I did not have any darker colours so I had to buy the set Steampunk. I had some time to play...and I tried different things at home...for this card I cut a piece of watercolour paper, I put some of the Gelatos on a acrylic block and spritzed it with Lindy's stamp gang mist (silver) because I wanted some bling to it, water would do or any glimmermist you have.
Then I put the piece of wc paper on top of the block and put some colour on, let it dry, and went back it with the Gelatos right on the paper, smeared them with my fingers and a bit of the mist. Then I took a stencil out, it's hard to see in the picture, and I rubbed a babywipe over it, I had to rub hard since this is such a fine stencil but I only wanted a bit anyway. Stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches with black archival ink, sprayed some dots with a dusty concord distress marker in the spritzer, cut the die from Memory Box , matted the piece on some charcoal paper on a kraft card base and added some Viva cream pearls. 
Hope you like it!! Happy crafting and till next time, Anja

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Happy Birthday

Hello Friends, today I am sharing a card I created for my baby sister's Birthday. 

Which is today!!!

Happy Birthday Mitch :) 

Hope it is an enchanting day.

I used BoBunny Enchanted GardenPrima Flowers & Creative Embellishments  (coming soon eeekkk) to complete this card. 

I love this paper collection. Can you tell? 

Join me this Saturday for my Fairy Layout class

Hope you have an amazing day.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Coffee Break anyone??!!

Have you heard that Cari Fennell, Prima Educator is coming to teach several workshops the weekend of September 19 & 20th!! We can't wait!!

Above are 3 of the 6 cards that you will make should you be taking the Friday night workshop! There are only a few spots left for this particular workshop so if you are interested, please register online by following this link!! (REGISTER here) These cards use the new Coffee Break Collection by Prima!! 

There are other workshops to choose from this weekend as well: 


We hope you can join us for part of the weekend if not for all!!  Door prizes, treats and amazing classes!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Kits by our Scrappin' Diva Matilda!!

 Beautiful shadow frame (with glass) 8x8 keepsake kit by our diva, Matilda! This beautiful kit includes all of the materials you will need, including shadow box, to complete a lovely keepsake to give as a gift &/or display proudly in your home/office! Instructions and photos included. Limited number available; once sold out, they are gone.
Gorgeous painter's tray family keepsake kit by our diva, Matilda! This stunning kit includes all of the materials you will need, including Painter's Tray, to complete a beautiful keepsake of your own family! Makes such a thoughtful gift &/or display proudly in your home/office! Instructions and photos included. Limited number available; once sold out, they are gone.

Monday, August 18, 2014

September Calendar Class

Good morning, everyone. I know that we hate to admit it but it is almost that time again: "Back to School" time, that is. For September's Calendar Class, I wanted to design a layout that would include many different colours. You will have a choice of five colours from eight different papers (aqua, pink, yellow, red, purple, orange, green or black). Please specify the five colours that you want when you register for the class. We are also using Gelatos in the class which is a favourite among the designers at the store.

Here are some of the products that I used:

Here is the layout. I hope that you like it!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Project Life & Simple Stories "Hello Baby"

Good Morning Everyone,

Just letting you know I have designed another Project Life kit that will be for sale in the store. I used the Hello Baby Line from Simple Stories. This is a quick way to get some of those baby pictures in to an album. This line can be used for  either boy or girl. It comes with stickers, designer paper, some bling and the sleeves to finish off the project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Look what I made at Art Journal night!

Andrea here still glowing from last night's Art Journal Class
We learned different ways to play with Gelatos
also the difference between straight on paper and gesso'd paper
(psssst- much easier on Gesso'd paper)

We finished off our tags with some stencilling and stamping with an uber cute bird set that will be back in stock soon as we started a 'must own this set please order' list ;)

Now I need to build up my gelato stash hee hee

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Two for one!

Happy Friday! Two cards for you today!!! Bonus!
As you can see, I did have some time to craft, and I enjoyed it so much! The top card is for TOONIE TUESDAY, August 19 at 2 PM, this is where you bring a toonie and a basic toolkit and you get to make the card, the stamp is from Penny Black and the sentiment from Paper Smooches.

The second card is for DONATE AND CREATE, on August 20 at 1 PM, for the month of August we are asking for a donation of school supplies, if you can. Again, please bring a basic tool kit and I will show you how to make this cool background with Derwent inktense pencils. The overlay is a die, sentiment again from Paper Smooches.

Really hope you have a change to join us, if you live close by! Otherwise, I hope you get some inspiration out of those cards. Happy Crafting, Anja


Happy Thursday! 
Today, I am turning the spotlight over to Judy K. The woman knows how to inspire. I could not help share some amazing examples Judy created with the Memory Box Dies - Tall Taper Candle Die
Take a look at these beautiful cards. 

These cards along with all the wonderful goodies Sheila has coming into the store I really must get to working on my Christmas, Hanukkah & Holiday cards. This die will be perfect for all occasions. 

This is also a great chance to take advantage of Sheila's wonderful sale!  Save $5 on every $25 spent!

Have a great day

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Save, Save, Save - 20%!!

Save $5 on every $25 spent! A savings of 20%! 
Savings are automatic - no coupons necessary!!
Two Days Only! 
For every $25+ (before taxes) spent, you will save $5! Spend $50; save $10 ... spend $100; save $20 ... spend $150; save $30 ...and on & on ... ! Applies to regular priced, in-stock items. Excluded: crops, classes, pre-orders, diva-made kits, clearance, backorders, special orders & machines such as Silhouette. This promotion cannot be combined with any other discounts/ coupons. 
Ends Thursday, August 14 at midnight!