Thursday, January 5, 2012

Crop & Create Markham sneak peeks!

It's about a week away. Will I see you there? Crop & Create Markham is next weekend (January 13/14, 2012) and I will be teaching three classes on the 14th (Saturday). Here's some sneak peeks of the "Patchwork Album" and two card classes:

Saturday, December 3, 2011

'Tis the season for a new Scrapbook & Cards Today!

The winter issue is out and it looks amazing! You can download it for free by clicking here.
Inside you will find these projects of mine:

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock and Sand-it Gadget tool, My Mind's Eye patterned paper, Jillibean Soup corrugated letters, Stampin' Up/Sizzix snowflake dies, Fiskars border punch, Crate Paper chipboard, Lifestyle Crafts letter dies, American Crafts layering tape, Font: Mason, other: sewing machine and thread.
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup kraft paper and twine, My Mind's Eye patterned paper, stamps, brads, diecuts, chipboard, bling, and felt trim, We R' Memory Keepers eyelet, Sizzix embossing folder and die (star), Tsukineko ink, American Crafts ink, other: sewing machine and thread.
Supplies: Fancy Pants patterned paper, ribbon, buttons, stickers, and diecuts, 7Gypsies receipt tray, Imaginsce clear snowflakes, Helmar Quick Dry glue, DMC embroidery thread, Font: Another Typewriter.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

ScrapFest done...and onward to CreativFestival!

This past weekend I got to teach at ScrapFest in Oshawa, ON - two make and takes and an entire 12-page album class. The album class will be offered again at Crop & Create in Markham, ON, on Saturday, January 14th, if you missed out. Registration begins tomorrow (October 17th) for Crop & Create!

Here are the two make and takes that I offered this weekend FOR FREE at ScrapFest and I will be offering them again this coming weekend (October 22nd) at CreativFestival in Toronto, ON.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Core Impressions, White Wash, Essentials) and Sand-It Gadget tool, Jillibean Soup kraft card and twine, Quickutz ornament and tree dies, Sizzix scalloped circle die, Spellbinders star die, Fiskars paper crimper, We R' Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, and American Crafts layering tape.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Kraft Core and Graphic 45) and Sand-It Gadget tool, Scenic Route grid paper, Tim Holtz/Sizzix border die (leaves and branches), Tsukineko inks, EK Success perforator (to add ink stitches), Pebbles Inc. rub-on and Xyron Sticker Maker adhesive.

Finally, here are a few sneak peeks of the Holiday Mini-album class that I am teaching this Saturday, October 22nd, at CreativFestival in Toronto, ON. It's not too late to sign up...there are a few spots still available!

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Spotted) and Sand-It Gadget tool, Echo Park patterned paper and cardstock stickers, Scenic Route grid paper, Fiskars border punch and circle punch, EK Success circle punch, We R' Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile, Cinch tool and coil (for binding), American Crafts layering tape. This album is based on a PageMaps sketch by Becky Fleck.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fall issue and 2012 Calendar news!

Be sure to RUN to your local scrapbooking store to pick up the fall 2011 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today....or you can always download it for FREE by clicking here. See if you can eye-spy two layouts of mine..."Hike" and "A Girl and Her Dog" are hidden in that issue with some kinda coolio techniques on both of them. ;0)
Also, starting on October 14th, you may begin pre-ordering the 2012 PageMaps Sketch Calendar. For more information, click here. I will be creating a layout for November of this calendar. Wheee!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Today's the day!!!

Today's the day that registration begins for ScrapFest Oshawa 2011 at 8pm EST. I am teaching a class on the Saturday night that you don't want to miss. Here are the deets:

Patchwork Quilt Photo Album

Date: Saturday, Oct 15th, 2011

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm (2.5 hours)

Location: Campus Wellness and Recreation Centre (Durham College) in Oshawa, Ontario
Skill Level: Beginner and up
Focus: Design
Price: $49.00 + HST (This DOES NOT include your Marketplace pass!)

Class Description
Make an entire album in just two hours! Each participant receives a 12"x12" Xyron Everyday Stories brown leather album (retail for $40US). Heart warming patterned paper by Jillibean Soup (Homemade 6 Bean Soup) and crafty cardstock by Core'dinations (Kraft-Core) compliment the layout of this 6 double-page album. Create a patchwork quilt of all your favourite photos from over the years. Embossing, sanding and stitching are just the icing on top of this workshop that you don't want to miss! Only 20 spots available.

Photos for album (can be added after the class):

Mostly 4"x6" and 6"x4" but additional sizes can be used.

All the student will need to bring is their basic tool kit. All other supplies will be provided by the instructor. Students need to bring to class a basic tool kit.

Sponsors: Scrapbook & Cards Today, Xyron (Everyday Stories Album), Core'dinations, Jillibean Soup.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Summer lovin' with Kraft-Core

It's a problem, people.

My stash of Core'dinations' *NEW* Kraft-Core is starting to dwindle. The shakes could be setting in soon.
This layout uses 30 different embossing folders (Quickutz, Cuttlebug, Sizzix, Stampin' Up!/Sizzix) and a Stampin' Up/Sizzix "Embosslit" which cuts and embosses 6 buttons at once.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Kraft-Core) and Sand-It Gadget tool, Cuttlebug embossing folders, Sizzix embossing folders and flower dies, Stampin' Up/Sizzix embossing folders and buttons Embosslit, Quickutz embossing folders and letter dies, American Crafts layering tape, Font: Mason, other: sewing machine and thread.

Want a close-up of those flowers? In order to make them I cut the flowers first with Tim Holtz/Sizzix and Sizzix flower dies. I then embossed each flower layer with a different embossing folder. I then sanded them and adhered them to a separate sheet of kraft paper. I attached the buttons with layering tape and then trimmed the over-hanging petals and attached it to the main sheet of kraft paper.

Oh, yes. Kraft-Core is going to be a problem for me. A very enjoyable problem.

Friday, July 15, 2011

And now...a Kraft-Core layout!

Kraft-Core is the latest product coming from Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock. They have paired up with Tim Holtz to bring us 24 different coloured cardstock with kraft paper in the core. You can sand it, tear it, emboss it or just leave it as is. Coming from a diehard kraft paper fan this is fan-friggin-tastic!

Supplies: Core'dinations Kraft-Core cardstock and Sand-It Gadget tool, Sizzix owl die, Stampin' Up!/Sizzix letter dies, Quickutz letter embossing folder and branch die, Cuttlebug embossing folder (for owl's chest), We R' Memory Keepers Sew Easy tool (to add small holes to the blue strip), Uniball white pen, Xyron adhesive, American Crafts layering tape, Font: Mason.

Helpful Hints: To create the tiny holes in the blue border strip I used my We R' Memory Keepers' Sew Easy tool. I ran the basic straight-stitch hole maker over the strip and then lightly sanded to reveal the kraft paper core.

Use Core'dinations for all your diecuts. It allowed me to add great dimension to this owl by sanding the edges and embossing and sanding his chest. This is where it pays to have WAY too many embossing folders in your stash. ;0)