The next Calendar class is this coming Sunday, July 27th, from 12:30 - 4:30ish
Cost is $35.
We will be doing calendar pages for September and October. The pages are technique based and are an artful way to record your daily life. You don't have to wait til January to begin - jump in at any month!
The September page is all about sunflowers and watercolors. The page is prepped with gesso and absorbent grounds, which allows the application of watercolor techniques.
The October page is Screampunk! A great background is created using a few distress ink colors direct to paper. A crow, skull and some spiders complete the page.
Please bring your usual papercrafting supplies/tools, including:
non stick craft mat
soft brushes - large flat and rounds
water container for washing brushes
spray bottle of water
Watercolors - crayons, pencils, palettes, gelatos or acrylics
circle punches 1.25" and flower punches
Various stamps - bees, honey comb, lady bugs, dragonflies; spiders, crows, skeletons, etc.
Distress ink pads - gathered twigs, denim blue, pumice stone, scattered straw, concord grape, iced spruce, black soot
black archival ink for stamping
white gel pen
black permanent pen for adding details
See you Sunday!
Birds of a Feather
A Card Class with Nadine
Monday, August 25
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Join Nadine for this class using Bo Bunny's Somewhere In Time collection. The colors of these papers are rich and beautful, they are paired with feathers, flowers, and gold touches to create a fabulous set of 6 cards. Class kits will be available for purchase with the product, photos and instructions. Please note: gold embossed touches will not be included in the take home kits. To sign up for a class spot or a take home kit please call the store at 780-414-1540. If you have any questions please email Nadine at nadinekaren(at)ymail(dot)com
3D Adhesive Foam
(demo uses Vintage Photo)
Liquid Adhesive (Glossy Accents)
Additional Supplies: Take Home Kits
Gold Embossing Powder
Water Mark Pad
This past weekend we celebrated and had a blast hosting our Bollywood themed crop. We had a great group of ladies sign up and spend their time with us, so grateful for them. There were door prizes, challenges, make n' takes, delicious food, amazing desserts, more delicious food, a photo booth and tons of inspiration.
On Friday we had our dinner catered by Tandoori King and the food was oh so yummy! Check out the their link to see what great choices they offer.
For dessert that night we had donuts delivered by Mandy of Fricken Delights Donuts. Mandy and her company are a local favourite and we were not disappointed. The donuts were amazing! To have your own donuts delivered check out her link. Yes, you heard that right- donuts delivered to your home or place of work. Best delivery ever!
The make n' takes were a hit and as always we hope we inspired you to try something new.
We have a fresh restock and new display for Stampendous Fragments, Glitter and Embossing Powders.
In what seems like several lifetimes ago I was a letter carrier for Canada Post. Because of that connection we were able to score several old letter sorting casses and have re-purposed them as new displays in the store.
For everyone who has reserved a spot you can stop by the store anytime and pick up your coded stickers for the supplies you want to sell.
For all those looking for great deals on other's collections we hope to see you when we open at 10:00am, Friday, August 08th.
There are a few spots left in this weekends BOLLYWOOD themed crop. The food, make & takes, door prizes, music, photo booth, goodie bags and challenge kits will all make for a wonderful weekend.
Elephant cut from Bazzill black card stock using the Silhouette Cameo and glued to Graphic 45 paper. We teach One-on-One Classes on how to use and get the most creativity from your Silhouettte. Phone the store to arrange a personal class any day of the week. 780-414-1540
Everyone (including Kathleen), had a wonderful time at Kids Camp this past Tuesday. The next camp day is Tuesday, July 22 – Canvas Easel - Unleash that inner artist and create your own unique Canvas proudly displayed on an easel. We will be using stencils, mesh, texture gels, stamps, and various found objects to create this one of a kind piece of art.
I absolutely LOVE the New Dina Wakley Stamps!
They really pop on Alcohol Ink backgrounds created on Ranger Specialty Stamping paper. Come see for yourself & create these 3 stunning pages you will be very proud to put in your Art Journal, on that Altered Art project, or on that fabulous Card!
***** ALCOHOL INKS *****
Sunday, July 27
Children (5+) 1-3 p.m.
Adults 3-5 p.m.
Children & Adults will learn to create with Alcohol Inks along with Dina Wakley’s NEW stamps, collage elements & Fine Black Markers to create 2 or 3 pages for your Art Journal. This will be the start or a continuation of your own Art portfolio.
Please Bring: small fine cutting scissors, Alcohol Inks & a Fine Black marker if you don’t want to share mine.
Everything Including Specialty Stamping paper will be provided.
Please sign up at 780-414-1540 to reserve your spot.
We have had an official design team that design layouts for the store for 2 years now. Here at the store we have so much talent from staff to teachers to customers that are all doing various projects that we knew it was time to begin something new. We are so excited to kickoff our new Mixed Media Design Team. As many of our customers know we have great talent in Kathleen who loves mixed media and in Daryl himself, although I am sure he wouldn't want me spotlighting him here. Sorry Daryl, you always see things a little different, a little more quirky than the rest of us and can turn an old _________ (insert anything you can think of into that blank) into an amazing creation. We are also so excited to welcome two new designers to our talented team: Dooreen Rousseau & Linda Abbott. You may recognize these names as they are regular faces in the store. They just completed their Art Fest 5: Creative Exploration which was a great success. You will also see their bright & shiny faces at & teaching at Art Journaling, our MMM meeting and at almost every Friday night crop. The talent these ladies have is enormous and they are constantly designing and inspiring both staff & customers.
Welcome Dooreen & Linda, we look forward to having you join Kathleen and having the three of you wow & inspire us on a regular basis.
To give you just a small taste of their talent, here are the first creations that Dooreen & Linda have designed for the store. Please stop by and see these creations in person next time you're in the store- photos do not do them justice. We will be sharing more about these projects on our inspiration blog, head on over to see Linda's amazing shadow box created with Kaiser Craft papers and Dusty Attic chipboard as her jumping off point.
Designed By: Linda Abbott
Designed By: Dooreen Rousseau
Designed By: Dooreen Rousseau