Saturday, January 31, 2009

ScrapFest - Registration is OPEN

I am very excited to announce that the registration is now OPEN for ScrapFest! Visit for details. Look under registration, classes, teachers (then my photo) to see my workshop details - I hope you can join me on Sat April 18th in Kitchener, Ontario!

We'll learn the basics about custom-tinting DecoClay and creating fabulous embellishments for greeting cards and scrapbook pages. While the pieces air-dry we will make greeting cards and tags with some of the prettiest patterned paper and embellishments by Melissa Frances. Imagine these everlasting embellishments on greeting cards & layouts to showcase the ultimate in tactile embellishments! DecoClay is a product that can enhance the hand-designed elements of your card making techniques and scrapbook pages.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Happy Birthday to my friend, Kim! I wanted to make some greeting cards to give, but was a little short on time. I have a few wedding invitation orders underway, so I did not want to jeopardize their timeline...yet needed to find time to do both.
Here is my idea...I found some pre-made greeting cards with a graphic black and white stylized floral design. I usually MAKE my greeting cards from cardstock, however these would be perfect for my fashionable friend, so I gave each of them a bit of bling!
Using stickles, prima flowers, ribbon, rub-ons, crystals and chipboard in various colours, I was able to make some 'one of a kind' card designs, eight in total, but I only photographed six. Each is printed inside with a sentiment - I hope Kim sends them all out to her family and friends! Maybe you'll get one! ;)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Happy New Year Everyone!
I am making the committment to 'blog more often' today is the start! The wintry COLD weather (currently MINUS 22 degrees) we are having here in Ontario, Canada, has inspired me to get working on some Spring flowers to warm things up a bit! After the Christmas clay arrangements and decor got packed away, the house looked like it needed a bit of colour!

Here is a vignette of clay flowers that I hope will make you feel that Spring is coming. I will soon be making them into an arrangement for sale, but thought they made a nice photo. Later today, I will be working on some Valentine's inspired flowers.