Here is the happy group from this past weekends Young At Heart Artists class proudly showing off their journals.
The next class with Kathleen is,
Saturday, June 06th,
Not all Embossing Powders are alike. Bring your own Art Journal and experiment with Kathleen using different Embossing Powders. We will be creating our journal pages using various embossing techniques: “totally" embossing pieces, “dipped” embossing pieces, “background” embossing, and “edged” embossing the pages. Experience the magic of Embossing Powders and release that Young Artist @ Heart!
Please BRING: Heat Gun, an Art Journal, 1” Flat Paintbrush (for Gesso), Water Container for your Paintbrush, Scissors, Black Permanent Sharpie Marker (Fine Pen), & Scotch Quick Dry Glue.
Come join us for one of our funnest themed crops, the "BEACH PARTY CROP"
July 17, 18 & 19th.
$120.00 for all 3 days ($10.00 saving and stamps given)
Friday ----- 6:00pm - Midnight $35
This will be a perfect weekend to indulge yourself and enjoy a summer evening with friends scrapbooking! The night will start off with a delicious supper of BBQ Kabobs you assemble yourself . We'll have all the fixin's for your creation, Chicken, Beef and a Vegetarian option. Vegetables, Fruit and sauces to spice up your kabob served with rice on the side and an awesome Greek Salad. Dessert is a summer classic, Watermelon and Sorbet (if you're here for the whole weekend keep the watermelon seeds, you'll need them for Sunday's make-n-take). The photo booth will be set up for you to enjoy so bring your best summer hat, flip flops and water flotation device. We are able to print the photos off for you on the spot so you can scrapbook the weekend fun. If all that was not enough we will bring out the Margareta machine in the evening so you can enjoy a cool summer drink (virgin), and we will be giving everyone a goodie bag and will raffling off some great door prizes.
Saturday ----- 9:30am - Midnight $65
Saturday is a full day of inspiration, food and goodies. We will have a delicious picnic brunch set out when you arrive and it will be refreshed throughout the day. We will have everything from bagels made fresh that morning, yogurt, fresh seasonal fruit, donuts, eggs, veggies, meat and cheese platters, delectable pastries & desserts! The Tassimo coffee & tea bar will be running all day. We will be hosting two challenges to help push you out of your comfort zone (there are great prizes for the winners), 2 Beach Party themed make & takes throughout the day, goodie bags for everyone who attends and door prizes raffled off. We will be hosting our infamous Sketchy Back-Alley BBQ serving KC's famed "Stuffed Burgers" (Swiss Mushroom - Bacon Cheddar - Jalapeno Feta - or a delicious Vegetarian Option), with Potato Salad, cold cut vegetables and dip. Dessert is Watermelon (save the seeds for Sunday's make-n-take) and Ice Cream Floats served all evening long.
Sunday ----- 10:00 - 5:00 $30
We start Sunday off right, a summer picnic style brunch served all morning and into the afternoon with the Tassimo coffee & tea bar throughout the day. We will have everything from fresh bagels & donuts , yogurt, fresh fruit, eggs, veggies, mini quiches, meat and cheese platters, olives, pickles and all the usual summer picnic fixin's! Each participant will receive a goodie bag and we will be raffling off even more door prizes! To end the event we will be hosting one final make & take (bring your watermelon seeds we will have a few extras if you didn't save yours). Ensuring that this weekend is enjoyed by all everyone participating on Sunday will leave with a door prize.
We've accumulated an awesome array of interesting mixed media supplies from a number of sources over the past few months. Metal charms from "A Gilded Life" & our own exclusive metal collection, combined with the beautiful line of "Relics & Artifacts" plaster casts from Prima, coloured with Inka-Gold and Stampendous Aged Embossing Powders. We also added some of our exclusive custom made "Dark Edge Series" tags to this collection of Mixed Media pieces.
Come in to see more examples we've created as inspiration for your own creations.
“RUNNING WITH COLOUR”
An ART PLAY Weekend
with Dooreen Rousseau & Linda Abbott
June 12-14, 2015
Friday night 6-12pm
Saturday 9am – 10pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm
We’re off and running with COLOUR! Come join Dooreen and Linda for a fun filled art journaling weekend. Participants will be provided with a 5” x 8” Dylusions Creative Journal in a carrying bag. From there, the sky is the limit! We will be exploring mixed media as a means to encouraging your inner child to come out and PLAY!!
An example of both Dooreen & Linda's Journals are on display in the store. To register, or for more information, please call Treasured Memories at 780-414-1540. Please provide your e-mail address at the time of registering to allow Dooreen to contact you with additional details.
New Crafters Workshop 6x6" & 12x12" Stencils
Cinch Machine & Wires
All Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Reinkers, Mini Ink Pads & Blending Tools
All Inka Gold colours
All Dylusions Sprays, and Idea Books
Heidi Swapp Minc machine & All coloured Foils
Dina Wakley acrylic paints
All of our adhesives, Scor-Tape, Photo Corners, Pop Dots & Tape Runners
Paper Cutters & Trimmers
Everything PROJECT LIFE we could get our hands on:
Fuse tool & waterfall sleeves
Project Life page protectors
Project Life Value Kits & Mini Kits
restock of All 5 new Core Kits; Inspire, High Five, Confetti, Southern Wedding & Adventure
Today we are sharing this gorgeous bird house that was created by our design team member Linda. Linda used papers from Marion Smith Designs and a wooden bird house that she found at Dollarama.
It is gorgeous, check it out next time you're in the store.
Thank you to Linda for this creation and for inspiring us today.
Monday seemed to have a "case of the Monday's" and no month kit layouts were shared so here we are today sharing two more of the layouts that Nadine created using this month's kit The Sweet Life.
We LOVE how Nadine took the cupcake liners included in this kit and turned them into a banner on her layout. How awesome! The arrows pointing towards the "be kind" are created using left over alphas. Nadine cut an X in half and used those pieces here. So smart!
The background of this layout is perfect for creating a path of embellishments.
This background is also fabulous for adding journaling in a circular arch.
** Nadine was able to put together two more kits for this month. Pop into the store or call us at 780-414-1540 to have yours set aside before these sell out too.
If you bought your Silhouette Cameo at Treasured Memories you are welcome to set up a FREE, 2-hour, one-on-one refresher class on anything Silhouette any day of the week that is not already booked. Anything from the PixScan mat to Print & Cuts to the Trace feature to just refreshing your memory on any of the many features the machine and software can do.
If you did not buy your machine here but would still like a one-on-one class, it's $30.00 for 2-hours of anything Silhouette. If you participate in a class, free or otherwise, you will also receive 20% OFF all Silhouette product that day (except for the machine of course, but you already have one of those).
Accumulated any scrapbooking supplies that you just never got around to using? We have a solution. Treasured Memories will be hosting our fourth Semi-Annual Scrapbook Garage Sale
June 26, 27 & 28th
We will be supplying 4 to 8 feet of table space in our back crop room for anyone interested in selling their old scrapbook supplies. Any of the paper and embellishments that you sell will go towards a store gift card. The gift card can then be used to purchase anything in the store. There are no stamps given and no discounts can be applied, including member discounts, when cashing in Garage Sale Gift Cards.
Participants will be able to come in and set up their tables Thursday night, June 25, from 6-9pm and we will supply you with your own unique 'code' to apply to the items you wish to sell, this will help us keep track of your inventory. You do not have to be here, unless you want to restock your table, something past participants have done often over the course of the weekend. Your table will remain set up until 5pm Sunday night, at which point you are responsible to come claim unsold items and get your Gift Card! For anyone who is interested in leaving unsold items we will donate them all to the Grey Nuns Hospital.
If you have any question or would like to register for a free table please call Treasured Memories at (780) 414-1540
Today we are sharing this amazing banner that is hanging at the front of the store. Linda has created this banner with tags that she made using the Mixed Media month kit. (sold out) These tags are absolutely gorgeous! The detail, the depth, the color, the layering... I could go on. It really is amazing! Linda is sharing tips, techniques and colors that she used through out her process of creating these tags.
*This post does not contain a step by step but this information is helpful in directing us to a starting point.
Thank you so much to Linda for creating this and sharing her work and inspiration with us here today.
>> I love the oversize tags from Graphic 45 and Recollections and I've wanted a banner for my art room for ages! So the combination was an easy choice for me! I cut out extra tags from regular black card stock and I was ready to go. And bonus ...when I decide I want to replace the banner the tags can be collected into a little tag book!
>> The key to a unified banner is continuity and for my banner I achieved this using a select colour palette and a small number of repeating embellishments.
>> Each tag was done up using the same colour scheme ...the paint colours i used were Teal, Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, and White, and Black. The azo gold and teal where both Golden brand....and are my two absolute favorite paint colours!
> I began by laying down some layers of colour and texture onto the tags. Allowing each layer to dry before continuing. The layers in the order as they were applied were:
-white gesso (which actually looks slightly gray when applied to the black background)
-light molding paste scraped through stencil with a palette knife
-wash of Quinacridone nickel azo gold (this gives the molding paste a light orangey gold colour)
-white paint ( notice I used both white gesso and white paint ...they both give a different look)
-Quinacridone nickel azo gold paint (using the paint full strength gives an orangey rust colour I luv)
I continued to build up paint in partial layers until I was happy with the background. Note that no layers covered the whole tag nor did I use the colours on the same places on each tag.
As a final colour pop....I spread the teal and azo gold on my corrugated cardboard and used it to make line marks on some of the tags. I think the lines running the long length of the card are more appealing but you can use them crossways as well. As the layers build up they do cover parts of the previous layers ...but you should make sure that some of the previous layers show through in some places on each tag.
I cut the Project Life Journaling cards into sections and made sure each piece had at least 2 rounded corners. Then I applied a wash of azo gold paint, a little teal paint and edged with black archival ink. I stamped them with the word duplicate but you can use whatever word you want.
Paint blots can be achieved using a small blot of watered black paint or black ink and blowing through a straw.
I gathered my ribbon free hand on the sewing machine and inked the edges with blue distress ink and a touch of black. I cut my doilies as needed. For the circles I used two slightly different sized caps and black paint ...then cut out when dry. On one tag I used them directly on the tag overlapping to make a grouping. (Or if you have a rubber stamp that has an appropriate coffee stain..this works as well )
At this stage I started assembling the tags with all the various embellishments. I cut out extra butterflies from the corrugated cardboard that I had used for making line marks (it already had paint on it). I also used a few torn pieces of this cardboard on various tags. For one of the butterflies I used aged marine embossing enamel and on another I used a touch of paint. For a couple of the die cuts I painted them black so that they matched my colour scheme and they popped. For one tag I cut out the number strip from the Tim Holtz tissue and used it down the edge of a tag.
I used gel medium to attach all my embellishments to the tags ...but I good strong Scotch glue should work as well.
Each tag has some rough stitched lines done in cream thread. (Note: sewing through the molding paste is not recommended... The machine doesn't like it at all)
I backed my tags with heavy brown paper as they were being displayed in store but this is a totally optional step.