Monday, April 26, 2010

Open House - Thank You!

A gracious Thank You to all who attended the Mother's Day Open House and Gift Sale yesterday! It wouldn't have been a success without you!

Many have asked me about my inspiration and how I go about creating arrangements, so I wanted to give you a peek as to what the clusters of clay blossoms look like before they are arranged (see photo). I find my inspiration in many places: fashion (apparel), home fashion, all types of magazines, fresh floral and my own garden (as it blooms)!
I gathered a bunch of the arrangements before they were displayed for the sale and thought the burst of colour would make an interesting photo! If you missed the sale, several items will be listed on my etsy site tomorrow. Which one is your favourite?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Such a fun day SCRAPBOXING!

It's taken a couple of days to recover and get down to business thanking Lisa and all of the organizing team behind ScrapFest in Kitchener! Each year gets better and better - great to see so many ScrapFest participants with shopping bags brimming with the latest and the greatest goodies to make their projects and pages look great! Not to mention the talented group of teachers that I was fortunate enough to be alongside!
Special thanks to Bobbi-Lynn and Christine for their assistance in my workshop. With each student bringing their own 5x7 photo, we giggled, encouraged each other and were pleasantly surprised (at the drying rack) how fabulous and unique each cluster of clay hydrangeas turned out! The whole rainbow of colours were tinted to co-ordinate, some even multi-toned to match with the photos. There were good giveaways when the room got too quiet (everyone was concentrating and working at their scrapbox components) and then...the big reveal! The projects looked GREAT - hope you were all pleased with your accomplishment!

Thank you ladies for the opportunity to teach you a new skill, a fun project and to spend the afternoon with you! I hope to see you all again next year at ScrapFest.

Great to also connect with some of my industry colleagues (and as busy as the Marketplace was) missed seeing a few others too. :( The very talented Vicki Boutin was prepping for her class right beside mine - she is one creative gal - always great to see her! A pleasant surprise bumping into Kelli Panacci - always loved her style and colour palette! Good to finally meet Alessandra from Stix2 and see Judy and Sheri from In A Pinch Designs busy selling from their booth too. The Scrapping Turtle was super-busy with make n takes - loved that photo idea!

Well, I am off to finish some flower projects that I have been working on last week - also some corsage photos to and prom season are right around the corner!
Love Spring!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Indie Meets Couture- The Spring Wedding Show

I am very excited to be a part of this Spring Wedding Show - showcasing clay floral creations (bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, hair flowers) and wedding stationery (invitations, thank you notes, specialty stationery). If you are getting married and live in southern Ontario, this is a wedding show that you won't want to miss!

Join me on Saturday May 1st at The Drake Hotel from 10am - 4pm. Invite Me! Creative Announcements will have a booth in The Underground Lounge. Hosted by The Wedding Co., this "Indie Meets Couture" wedding show is for you if you are looking to infuse your wedding with some thing unconventional, chic or clay flowers!

Local artisans and finest wedding businesses will be showcasing their talents in downtown Toronto. The Drake Hotel is a very chic venue for this event and will be giving away a bridal shower (valued at $500) to one lucky bride - why not let that be you?!

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter!

We're Waving Goodbye to Winter and Hello to Spring here in southern Ontario! WOW - unbelievably warm, sunny temperatures in the past few days - no one is complaining! Looks like the Easter Bunny will have lots of 'snow-free' spaces to hide the eggs and the kids will enjoy the festivities!
I made some gift tags using Claycraft by DECO for some special Easter gifts - this clay is so versatile for so many gift-giving projects! I also included a photo of the scrumptious Easter Bunny cake that my mom made and served at our Easter dinner - yummy! As you can see, Mom is very creative too!
Get outside - turn off the computer - and enjoy this fine Easter day!
PS - just a reminder that ScrapFest is two weeks away - still a few spots in my class! We will create a keepsake shadowbox and learn how to make clay flower hydrangeas - great gift idea! (But you'll probably want to keep it for yourself!) Please join me in Kitchener -