October 21, 2013

Super Organized!!!

Now please don't be hate-in on me but I've started workin on my Christmas Cards...lol!  To be fair though I really only started so I could join in the Simon Says Stamp blog challenge!

It was great motivation to start and secretly I'm kinda pleased I have, one more thing I can tick off my things to do pre-Christmas list...YAY!

October 16, 2013

December Daily 2013!!!

That's correct December Daily 2013, my post title is not a mistake...lol!  I have finished my album ready for this year...Eeeeeeeee!!!  So flippin excited!!!  So can't wait to use it!!!  Oh... hang on it's only October...hahahhahaha!

So, why so excited?  Well the month of December is crazy insane for me.  Between working extra hours and all the decorating and cooking and shopping...etc, I struggle to fit in crafting of any kind.  Last year I attempted to be in front of the eight ball and ordered a December Daily kit from Studio Calico, unfortunately the kit didn't arrive until after December started ...and I'm still working on that album :) 

Anyway, back last year I fell in love with Simple Stories Handmade Holiday range and bought a few bits and pieces in preparation for this year. Love, love, love Handmade Holiday!!!  I digress ...hehehehe, while at Scrapfest 2013 I participated in a workshop by Simple Stories and created an I Love Summer Sn@p album.  WOW... the workshop sure did open my eyes on how to embellish the Sn@p albums to give them a bit of pop!  My Project Life Sn@p album is sure going to get a make over...lol!  Being so inspired by the workshop I decided to make a start on this year's December Daily album over the weekend, meaning to do a little bit each week ...but once I started I just couldn't stop!

And this was the result.... (warning lots of photos)



 I have heaps of embellished pages and pockets for photos and journaling and I have lots of blank pages to be creative with depending on what I use them for.  I used my silhouette for the cutout pages and pocket cards, aren't they cute! 
So what are you doing for Dec Daily this year... buying a kit, making one from scratch or going Digital?  I'd love to know!

Have a great day!

October 07, 2013

Creative Chemistry 102!

Creative Chemistry 102 is about to begin... and I for one am very excited to learn a bit more from the Master of Distress...Tim Holtz!

Last year I was a Creative Chemistry 101 graduate and I loved every single day of class.  I learnt so many tips and tricks on how to use and play with inks, stains, stamps...etc.  The lessons were easy to understand with notes and videos to follow... definitely one of the best online classes I have ever taken.

Tim really is a Master Craftsman, this I can honestly say after having attended one of his workshops at this year's Scrapfest held in the Mall of America.  Tim has a way of speaking so that you feel not only motivated but confident to give any technique a try.  He comes across as a very genuine person and very approachable, not to mention one of the most amusing Teachers I have ever encountered.

Really looking forward to class on Monday, registration is still open if anyone is interested in joining me!

Have a great day!