Sunday, December 22, 2013

Back to high school with metal embossing.

I had the wonderful experience of teaching metal embossing for 3 days at St. Matthew High in Orleans/Ottawa earlier this month and wanted to share with you some of the amazing work the students did. They ranged from grade 7 to grade 12.  It's so interesting to see the designs that this age creates. Many of them used their own images and designs. Unfortunately I didn't get  photo's of all the work but these will give you an idea of just how great they were. 

Doesn't it just  make you want to get your metal out and play? Well I wish I could but I better get back to my Christmas preparing. How's yours going? All ready for the big day? Crazy me, I still have to go do some more shopping tomorrow. Wish me luck!!

Happy Creating

Friday, December 6, 2013

New ATC's

Oh my, I'm very slow at sharing Novembers ATC card swap. And I didn't remember to record who's card is who's, so I did a lot of quesstemating. So you ATCers that were there please correct me if I didn't get the right names to the right ATC's and thanks for your patience with this post.
The theme for the month was Unidentified life forms. Somehow this turned out to be a difficult one for me and I wasn't too thrilled with my results but I love the other ATC's that were created. After seeing them I kind of wanted a do over. Sometimes you just need a little inspiration from others to get it going!








So that's that for another month. Wait till you see what we have to do for December!

Happy Creating!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Last studio workshop for the year

Tags inspired by my students.

I can't believe we've come to the last workshop in the studio for this year. It's been a great year here in the studio for lots of creating. This past Sunday was a really fun day of doing some Christmas Mega Tags. These tags are something I've been playing with for a few years. sometimes getting a few friends together for a play day of making Christmas tags, so when one of my students asked if I was going to be doing a workshop with them I was delighted to accommodate. This is really just about playing with Distress inks, Glimmer Mists, stencils and embellishments. My hope was that each person would get about 5 tags finished so I think we did pretty good and the results speak for themselves.




It was a great way to get me into a creative Christmas mood. As usual after class the creative vibes continued and I got a few more tags and some cards made.
What's your favourite go to Christmas creations?

Happy Creating!

Monday, November 18, 2013

One more metal embossing workshop...

This weekend, I had my last metal embossing workshop in the studio for the year. We mixed it up a bit again and had some doing the book and others doing the mirror. What great results were achieved by the end of the day! I never get tired of seeing the diversity of peoples creativity with the same medium.






As usual I'm inspired by my students and have a few new ideas bouncing around inside my brain. 

That leaves one workshop left to do in the studio this year which is the Christmas Mega Tags next Sunday Nov. 24th.

Don't worry though the Winter Workshop schedule is already posted and ready for sign ups.

Happy Creating!

Monday, November 11, 2013

And the winners are...

Yesterday's Christmas Open House was a great success. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces. Thank you so much for stopping by. I'd also like to thank my creative friends who joined me for the day selling their lovely creation. They were all so nice to offer an item of theirs for the door prize and here are the winners of those prizes.
The print by Bruni was won by Diane Stump

Sandra Grew won the necklace by Dragonfly Dreamers.

Steve Meincke won the Sheila Cain-Sample print

The socks by Sharon are going to Gaitane Archibald.

Gabry Roads Stocking was won by Peggy Smyth

And this soap(not quite as seen) and a body scrub will by keeping Wendy Baldwin nice and clean for a while.

Well another year's Open House is over and my mind is already pondering the next. But for now on to the next show. I will be at the Goulbourn Museum's Old Fashion Christmas on December 1 from 10am to 4 pm. Hope to see you there.

Happy Creating!


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Christmas Open House

It's that wonderful time of year again when I open the doors to my home and studio and let in some of my creative friends for you to meet, mingle and shop. This year I have 5 friends coming to show you their creative side. So there will be lots to help you with your Christmas shopping list.

Check out some of the lovelies that will be here on Sunday.

Baby Shoes 1955 - 4x6 (10cm x 15cm) print of orginal graphite drawing
Graphic and colour pencil art by Sheila Cain-Sample

Knitted socks and scarves by Sharon Michaelson.

Christmas Stocking - Shabby Stocking - Classic Stocking - Tim Holtz Ecletic Elements Stocking - Vintage Stocking - Eclectic Stocking

I will have a purge table of items that need to go to a good home for a good price. .

Also you can be the first to view and sign up for the winter workshops.

If you'd like to get a reminder on your facebook page you can you can join the event page.

Hope to see you Sunday.

Happy Creating!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Fairy Tale ATC's

Another month, another great ATC meeting. What a great turn out we had this month for the Fairy Tale theme. With so many fairy tales to chose from it was surprising to see a few repeats on the same story.









So what is your favourite Fairy Tale?
Happy Creating!


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