Tuesday, June 30, 2009


In Colour! Here are some pictures of my class on Saturday July 18Th at 1PM at Scrapalicious.

You can reserve your spot by calling: 905-614-0085
Hope to see you there.
You will need to bring a few extra things. See the post below.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Next Class - More Techniques!

If you missed my class this Saturday then you missed a whole lot of messy fun. I had lots of new techniques I picked up from Ranger U to share and those who did attend did a great job on their layouts and then as an added bonus, made some fantastic tags with the inky mess left on their craft mats. Don't worry as July 18Th's class has many more techniques and you will get to have fun making another big mess. LOL
I have actually finished the layout today for July's class but I won't have pics up until Monday.
Those wishing to attend should have a craft mat and your ink blending tools as part of your basic tools as you will certainly need them. We will be using quite a few of Ranger Ink products including: Colour Wash, Distress Re-inkers, Perfect Pearls, Distress Ink, Distress Stickles. Archival Ink and a few stamps and Quickutz. Sounds like a lot going on? Plan on the class running overtime and we may just make another few tags at the end if we don't run out of time.
Be prepared to work hard to get through it all and wear you craft clothes for this one.
Hope to see you on Saturday July 18Th, 1-3PM at Scrapalicious.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Earth Watch

Here are a few pics for my upcoming class at Scrapalicious.
Lots of Ink and distressing going on here.
You will definitely need to bring your Ink Blending tool for this one.
You probably can't see it in the pictures but there is a bit of added umph from using a mixture of water, Distress Ink and Perfect Pearls. Join me Saturday June 27Th at 1pm to see find out how it is done.
Remember, store is closed Monday's and I believe they have started their summer hours so they are only open until 6PM on weekdays instead of until 7PM. Call the store at 905-614-0085 to reserve your spot.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Ranger U is better than Ice Cream!

Tim and I, the mandatory pic because my friends would never let me hear the end of it if I didn't ask him for this shot. Sorry Tim, a gal has to do some things for her friends.

Attending Ranger U this year was one of my best creative experiences. We learned so much in the three days while playing with most of the Ranger Ink line of products.

I hung out with my friend Ludmila who is the owner of Scrapbook Quebec. It is nice to know someone is as wild and wacky as myself.

The classroom was filed with product samples and display boards which you can see a small sampling of here. All this creativity is by Tim Holtz and the designers at Ranger Ink.

There was lots of packing up to do after class on the Sunday. We all had a big box of product to take home to continue practicing all the cool techniques we learned. Over the three days we made 50 tags with Tim Holtz, played with Beeswax and Utee with Suze Weinberg and painted up more tags with Caudine Hellmuth and then altered a Cosmo Cricket box.

I still need to take some pictures of my tags
and get them posted but getting this much up
has been enough of a challenge for me.
Stay tuned, more pictures to come.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Colour me Happy!

I am back from Ranger U and let me tell you this was the best creative experience! The 24 students who attended played with Ranger Inks complete line of products and got our heads filled with information, techniques and inspiration. When I got home yesterday I was so exhausted I had myself a big nap and still I was in bed early.
Give me some time to upload pictures from the three days in the classroom and then take some of the 50+ technique tags we made. In the meantime, check out some of the pics from the event on Tim Holtz's blog, I am the grey haired gal on the left.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane...

Can't believe it. I managed to sleep through the night. I am now very excited and can hardly wait to get there and meet everybody and dive in to all that product. For those of you who take my classes, I hope to have a ton of new techniques to share with you.

Check back later for updates.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

All my bags are packed...

and I am ready to go. Thursday morning I leave for Ranger U. Just a wee be excited. Ok, more than a wee bit but I am trying desperately not to seem so crazy they won't let me on the plane.
I will be joining 24 other women at this event to learn from some of the best in the industry. Tim Holtz should be posting some pics on his BLOG this weekend, I will have to wait until I get back. You never know, Heidi Swapp and Donna Downey might post on their BLOGS as well. ( Was that a bit of name dropping? Hmm.)
I do have my camera packed and I hope to take as many pictures as possible over the 3 days. Expect a few pics of us gals with a bit of ink on our hands and probably my clothes. There is going to be so much to do and I hope to make lots of fun projects with the new techniques I learn. There may be a bit of partying going in the evenings as well as my pal Ludmila from Scrapbook Quebec will be there along with some of her pals from France and California. If I get the chance and IF there is a computer available at the Hotel, I will try to at least post about my days classroom adventures.
There is also this. I can't wait to get my brand new, first ever passport stamped. Now just maybe I will have something to put in all the travel mini albums I keep making! Yup, a project that may just get pictures in it! LOL

While I am gone, I hope you go work on your contribution to the Piece/Peace Movement and get it posted somewhere. I am anxious to see what you create. I am creating my first piece in my head and will get it made once I am back.
Have fun, I know I will be~