Saturday, September 24, 2016

Mixed Media Canvas Workshop

Psst .. Have you heard ..?! 
 Hold on to your paintbrushes ladies ... 
The one and only, uber-talented, Karen Ellis of Art House
 Studio, will be here on Saturday, October 15th for an all-day 
workshop in mixed media art featuring the gel plate!! 

  Karen, is the creator and owner of The Art House Studio. 
She has been in the craft and hobby industry for over 10 
years specializing in mixed-media art! We are over-the-moon
 with excitement to be able to offer our customers this 
incredible opportunity to learn from one of the very best in the
 mixed-media industry. 

 Join Karen for a journey into the world of mixed media art
 and gel plates!! This workshop is for everyone from beginner 
to the most advanced ... from ages 15 - 125!  You will be 
learning how to create your very own papers using the gel 
plate.  We are talking hands-on techniques, tips & more!  
With the papers you create in the morning, you will assembly 
and create your very own masterpiece of wall-art!!  
Can be to match any decor!! Your completed canvas 
measures 12"x16" and is ideal for gift-giving, but we feel you 
will be so proud of your art, that you will want to proudly 
display in your own home or office!   Yes, you can make this 
and more!!!   Let Karen bring out the inner-artist in you!!  Her 
passion for this art-form is contageous; you will simply LOVE 

Two styles of designs to choose from!

You do not want to miss this - Register today!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Simple Penny Black card

Happy Friday! Fall has arrived but it still feels like summer, so I am gonna hang on to it as long as possible, even in my craft room, lol.
I love the technique, colouring with water based markers on glossy cardstock, it's so easy and pretty quick. For this card I stamped the flower Playful from Penny Black with stazon, and coloured it with my markers. The sentiment is a die from Avery Elle,  used glossy black for the die and mat.
A few black dots and done!
                                                 Till next time, Anja

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

National Card-Making Day 2016!

Join the fabulous Divas at SGD for National Card-Making Day!!
Saturday, October 1, 2016
This is a day all about YOU and this crafty hobby of ours!! We are hosting two sessions: 9am - 12 and 1 - 4pm. With each session you will be making EIGHT stunning Christmas-themed cards (two each of four different designs). Matching envelopes will be provided too! All levels of crafters, from beginner to advance, are welcome to register! Limited seating for each session - register early to reserve your spot for this fun & crafty event!!  

This is card-making, your way - the easy way! Most everything will be pre-cut and ready for you! Students are asked to bring their paper trimmers, scissors, liquid adhesive (such as Tombow), 3D pop-ups (such as 3L), 1/4" Scor Tape. All other materials will be provided for you! Each participant will receive a generous 20% in-store discount during each session! PLUS ... each student will receive a 6x6 paper pad & a bonus mini stamp!!

Monday, September 19, 2016

October Calendar Class

Happy Monday, everyone!

Today I wanted to share with you the layout that we will be doing in the October Calendar Class (see our website for the date). As you know, I like to use papers that weren't necessarily meant for the theme that I am working on. For this layout, I used the Bo Bunny "Take a Hike" Collection. The colours are perfect for a Fall layout as well as a Camping layout.

I used the Tim Holtz Distress Crayons "Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain" on some T.H. Distress Woodgrain Cardstock and then used the Memory Box "Tree Triptych" to add to the Journal Card on the left of the layout. I also added a few branches to the right side of the page.

Hope you have a great week!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Pretty Poppies

Good Morning Everyone,

Today I want to show you my card for this up coming Technique Tuesday. I stamped the Pretty Poppies with Versa Mark and heat emboss with white embossing powder. I took my distress inks and sponged over the card. The sentiment comes from an old stamp set that I had. 

Hope you will join me this Tuesday. Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Stinkin' Cute Lawn Fawn Card Class with Trish & Becky! Wednesday, October 5 at 6pm

Seriously .... how STINKIN' CUTE is this card!!!?!!!   Our amazing mother/daughter duo, Trish & Becky, cannot get enough of Lawn Fawn dies/stamps!  Join them for a fun card-making workshop on October 5 at 6pm and learn how to create this gosh-darn-adorable interactive pull-card.  As you pull the tab, Miss Skunk gets closer and closer to her dreamy "boy" friend!!  You will be introduced to several techniques and time-saving tips & tricks that you will be able to use for future projects.    
Students are asked to bring the following to class with them:  fine-tipped scissors, adhesives (including foam pop-ups).  If you have one, please bring a Craft Mat with you, along with baby wipes (or paper towels).  We will be using Copic Markers, so you are welcome to bring yours with you, or, there will be a class set available for sharing.  Students will receive a 15% in-store discount during this workshop class. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Happy Friday! My turn today to post on the blog. I am trying to get a head start on my Christmas cards... Every year  I have the best intentions to get them done early, lol
So here we go....for the Wonderful Wednesday this week, September 21 at 1 PM we will be making this Christmas card. There are so many beautiful new papers and dies, I picked this deer die from CottageCutz and double sided paper from Kaisercraft. Love this colour combo!
Hope you can join us, no need to register , please bring a basic tool kit and $4 and you are all set!
                                              Till next time, Anja

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Oh Judy ....

Take a look at the fabulous creations our Judy has created. 

Main items used:
               Bunny – MFT Snuggle Bunny Die & MFT Snuggle Bunny Stamp sets
               Florals – MFT Build-able Bouquet Die & MFT Build-able Bouquet Stamp Sets
               Hello Sentiment – from Hero Arts “Hello” Die/Stamp Combo Set
               Sentiments – from MFT Snuggle Bunny Stamp Set
               Judy also used her Misti, Liquitex Pouring Solution with her Fineline Applicator (perfect for tiny adhering), Copic markers, foam squares, scor tape, crystal lacquer, sequins

Main Items used:
               Bunny & Bear – MFT Snuggle Bunny Stamp & MFT Snuggle Bunny Die sets
               Happy Birthday Sentiment – Hero Arts “Happy” Stamp & Die combo Set
               Flowers/Foliage – Cut with MFT Build-able Bouquet Die & MFT Build-able Bouquet Stamp sets
               Kraft Circles – Judy cut with single stitch circle dies by MFT
               MFT single stitch square die  (frame of card)
               Judy also used her Misti, sequins,  crystal lacquer, flocking, Copic markers, Liquitex Pouring Medium used with Fineline Applicator Fine Tip.

Main items used:
               Brick Wall background - Tim Holtz – Brick Wall Layering Stencil THS038.   Judy used texture paste with stencil.
               Green foliage – Judy used Memory Box Lavish Branch Die, however, any foliage die will work nicely
               Fence – Judy used MFT Woodgrain Fence Die (we can special order for you)
               Bunny & Bear – MFT Snuggle Bunny Stamp & MFT Snuggle Bunny Die Sets.
Judy loved using her MISTI for this card along with her Quickie Glue Pen.  
Other items used:  Copic markers, flocking.

Thanks for stopping by :) 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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