Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween at One Crazy Stamper, Bolton.

Just a little scary with witches on broomsticks, lots of bats in flight and creepy Jack-O'lanterns.
Yup, that means some die cutting but there is a bit of scissor work too as I am using my favourite Making Memories chipboard bat as a template. Did you notice the big full moon? I brought out my Coluzzle cutting system for this, simple to use and easy to pack up.
All the great Halloween dies are from Tim Holtz's Alterations collection by Sizzix. The few stamps are Hero Arts and 7 Gypsies. Of course the layout is not complete without a bit of Distress Ink.
Now, the big surprise, this layout is complete and up on my blog a month before the actual class. Now that is truly FREAKY! LOL.
First class is Saturday November 19th at 1PM
2nd class is Wednesday November 23rd at 11:30am.
You can register for either of these dates on the One Crazy Stamper website or by calling the store at: 905-533-0781

Need a little Halloween fun before those class dates? I will be doing a make-n-take on Sunday October 30th from 12noon until 3PM. Feel free to wear your costumes. I will be showing you some Sizzix tips and tricks and you will be making some treats and having lots of fun.
A donation for the food bank is also encouraged.

(Make-n-takes are for the adults, sorry kids... you get your fun on Halloween).

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Countdown to Halloween

Just 15 days until my favourite day of the year.
On my worktable today is the papers for 2 Halloween layouts and a box full of new Tim Holtz/Sizzix dies plus last years dies and a drawer+ full of Halloween stamps.
But first I need COFFEE!
That means getting dressed (no I am not blogging naked) and then head over to meet Mom at Second Cup. Once I have had my caffeine fix, I should be ready to prioritize my projects.
First Halloween layout is with my Mississauga group and being held at Margaret's house. We have a couple of spots available so if you are interested in attending this class, please contact me.
Second Halloween activity is a make-n-take at One Crazy Stamper in Bolton and on October 30th from 12-3PM. Adult Trick-or-Treaters are welcome to come out, preferably in costume to participate in the festivities.
Details are on One Crazy Stamper's website.
the third Halloween activity is another layout class at One Crazy Stamper in November.
Stay tuned for more details.
I need that coffee now.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New classes in Bolton...

and to welcome in the Fall season in Ontario, I have created a 2 page layout using papers from Basic Grey's Indie Bloom collection. What I was hoping to showcase in this months layout is that you can take papers that you may not normally associate with a specific season but because of the colour pallet and the shapes chosen, can make it work in what I think is a somewhat non traditional way. What brings this layout together is the neutral background and the rusty orange multi-photo mats along with the brown inks. What may not be easy to see in these photographs is the stamping & inking techniques used to pull the patterned papers together. Once the leaves were cut out, they were all stamped, inked and then sprayed with a mist made from Distress re-inkers and Perfect Pearls so that when they catch the light, you can see a little golden sunshine on them.

The first class is this Saturday Oct 8TH at 1PM at One Crazy Stamper in Bolton. A second class is scheduled for Wednesday October 12TH at 11:30AM. 
Call now to register or you may chose to register for any of these classes on the website.
As usual you will need your basic tool Kit and adhesives.
If you have an ink blending tool and Vintage Photo and Rusty Hinge Distress inks, please bring them along with your craft mat. (Don't worry if you do not have these items). All dies and tools needed to complete the layout are provided.