Saturday, October 31, 2009

Stocking stuffer and gift ideas

Another gift I made was a post it note cover with a little pen attached.

I had a lot of fun stamping images on stone tiles and then painting the images with re-inkers mixed with the new shimmer paints. I can't believe how vibrant the colours came out.

I had many requests for the Angel Feather ornaments that I made last year - so I made them again this year. Only the tag was made using Bigz "Two tags" die from Stampin' Up, and the poem created on the MDS program. Let me know if you wish to know the words of the poem.

These photos show candy holders made using the Sizzix Petal Die.
The cute little purses hold gift cards and are so cute they could be hung on the tree as an ornament. They were made using the 5-in-1 envelope template.

My Digital Studio (MDS) - I did it

Against all odds, I completed the requirements for the certification of the MDS (by Oct. 31 as that was the date I was given - only to find that the date had been extended by 1 week). I had some trouble uploading the file to Stampin' Up but after changing internet server the process went smoothly. By the way, in my world (nursing) MDS stands for a lab tech who works in an MDS lab, so I was initially confused by the anacronym. I'll try and download the picture I submitted for you to see.
Since sompleting the requirements, I have done a 22 page scrapbook, and designed a flyer for my Open House, and poems that you will see attached to my ornaments.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

How do make a snowflake medallion

This was one of the splitcoast stamper tutorials this week and you can do this with Stampin' Up's punches.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Scrapbook Using My Digital Scrapbook - an example

I'm in the process of getting certified for My Digital Scrapbook (MDS). This You Tube video shows what a scapbook looks like using all the features of this software package. Hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Class November 16 and 18

This class will involve a lot of embossing and cutting out shapes, but the ensuring card is absolutely worth it.

Class November 4 - Book Card

Not only will you get a chance to use the Big Shot, but you'll also insert eyelets, and - this is the fun part - learn the Stone Polish Technique. This technique can be messy, so wear some old duds.

Class November 9th 7-9 p.m

We're going to use the brayer and masking to make this beautiful wintery scene. And then we'll take the same stamp and use the dryer technique to make the trees look like there's a blizzard outside.

Class October 28 - Ornaments

The following are pictures of 3 ornaments that could be made on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 7-9 p.m. One ornament is an angel feather ornament with an attached verse meant to comfort someone who has lost a loved one. The other ornaments depict birds. Of course the cardinal is my favourite. I'm going to try the stained glass technique that Andrea Walford used in her latest video.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

How to make a cute spider using punches - video now on board

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Techniques Event in London- and talking to your GPS

This event at the Moose Lodge in London promises to be an amazing Techniques Event. At this event,I will get to try 20 cool stamping up techniques , and then mount these creations on a 6 by 6 piece of cardstock, complete with step-by-step instructions. These pages willthen be inserted in page protectors and into a 6 by 6 Linen Album.

So, yesterday, I drove to London from Peterborough, and stayed in a hotel for the first time - by myself (really))! I can't remember the last time that happened. Usually,for these events I drive there and back in one day, but because of my recent illness, I decided to pamper myself.

I made the drive in just over 3 hours, surprising myself, because this trip usually takes me 5 hours. But I usually drive during the week, and this was a Saturday.

Thank goodness for the obnoxious voice on the GPS! The streets of London are quite confusing to me and traffic was very heavy. When I made a wrong turn, the voice insistently demanded that I made a "U turn" or "turn right/left at the next intersection". Have you ever talked to your GPS while driving?

I arrived at the hotel only to find that I had booked for Oct. 31 rather than Oct. 3.
What confusion a slip of the finger can cause. However, hotel staff sorted it out. And what followed was a day of quiet and relaxation.
The event starts at 12:30. I am so looking forward to this!! Pictures will be posted tomorrow. Today is October 18, and this is the tomorrow.
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