Saturday, 30 March 2013

Fun at Tina's

Yesterday I went to my friend Tina's and had a blast crafting. Tina is a wonderful full off life friend and every time we get together with our friends (Meshell and Sara were there yesterday) we laugh!

Tina was so creative yesterday that I have to show you one of the pieces she made. (She gave me permission)

This canvas is 4" by 12" and just blows me away!

The colours are so warm and when I look at it I feel happy!! Tina you are a wonderful artist.

Here is Tina with her canvas wearing her inspirational fascinator!!

Thank you to all my friends for all the joy they give me. Laughing is such fun!

Get together with your friends and have some fun!

Take Care

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Keeping Track of Life Class

In February I started taking a class at The Paperie called Keeping Track of Life (KTOL) instructed by Krista Wells. This is a scrapbooking class and I decided to give scrapbooking a try.

In this class we are suppose to keep track of what happens every month. I decided to scrapbook pictures  I had taken when my children were young.

In 2000 Michelle received a wish when she was sick from The Wish Foundation Canada, Her wish was a Disney Cruise. So the whole family went to Florida for our trip. We also spent two days at Universal Studios and had a great time as a family. I decided to start my scrapbooking with these pictures.

The first month I decided to do our 3 day visit to Disney World.

Waiting for a boat ride to Animal Kingdom

Magic Kingdom

Here are my pocket pages

I have found out I do like to scrapbook. I really enjoyed doing these layouts. The way Krista approached this project allows me to use my imagination and I like that.

I am now working on March I have the layout almost finished. I know what I will be doing and for me that is the most work. Hopefully I will have the pocket pages done also................. not sure what I will be doing but I will have them done by next class in April. I am determined!

If you are not a scrapbooker join a class and give it a try you maybe very surprised!

Take Care

Monday, 25 March 2013

Doing Sara's Yearlong Class

I am doing Sara"s Yearlong Class at The Paperie. The is a monthly mixed media class which is suppose to be about what is going on in your life  on a monthly bases. I decided to do my album on my oversea trips.  This class is a challenge for me because I am not a scrapbooker and this is getting me to use my love for mixes media with scrapbooking. Sara is so supportive in my approach to this class.

In the first class in February we did a canvas page and a two page layout. I got my canvas page finished but I am still working on the two page layout.

My canvas is about my visit to Ireland. I used many different products for this page Golden Reg Gel Medium,  Viva Inka Gold,Viva Modeling CreamGolden Acrylic PaintsInktense Pencils, Beeswax, Stamp block and Rangers Archival Ink

I loved using the small Studio Calico Wood Veneer Alphabet Darling Dear for the cities I visited.

This months class I missed (my dog got sick and had to go to the vet). Sara told us she was going to do the album cover so I did it at home and I had a lot of fun doing it.

 I used a lot of products. The products I used this cover are Golden molding paste, clear tar gel, acrylic paints, Viva inka gold and modeling cream, and Luminarte Silks.

Here are some close ups.

I used a variety of chipboard letters for the all the names. also used veered wooden suitcase.

I love the way the colours swirl in the clear tar gel and the veneer wooden planes

Doing this class is going to be fun and a challenge I am looking forward to doing it!

My challenge to you is to get out as many products you have and have fun creating!

Take Care

Meshell's Quilt

Here is Meshell's quilt. She sent it a week or so ago but I have been busy trying to be creative.

Thanks Meshell for sending the picture. I Really like your quilt cannot wait to see the final quilt.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Marg's Quilters

Well last Monday I taught my second quilting class and I am so proud of what these ladies accomplished. They all pretty much finished off their quilt tops.

We all met at the The Paperie........ plugged in our sewing machines and after replacing needles and figuring out fabric choices stared to sew

There were a total of 6 ladies sewing and pressing for 4 hours.

I am missing a picture of Meshell's quilt because she sewed hers in a different order. Her colours were great and as soon as I get a picture I will post it. 

Here are some of the finished quilt tops

These ladies were amazing and so much fun to be around. I am so looking forward to next month and this time I do plan to bring cake! Thanks Wendy for bringing the cupcakes.

Spending time with fun people is the best!!

Take Care

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Happy Birthday Michelle

   - Michelle age 3 years

Happy Birthday TooYou!
Happy Birthday TooYou!
Happy Birthday Darling Michelle!
Happy Birthday TooYou!

Today would have been Michelle's 27th birthday and I miss her. At age 15 she new who she was. She had no fear and always took on a challenge knowing she would win and she usually did. I got to know her so much during her illness and even after 11 years when I make a decision I always think of her. Mom and Dad miss you and my heart overflows with love for you. Happy Birthday My Sweet Girl!

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Getting Ready For Quilting Class

Last month I started teaching a quilting class. The first class was at my house but do to insufficient space The Paperie has been very generous in letting me use their place. Hope to one day in near future have more space at my place (should after Matt gets married). The class will be once a month and it will be on the first Monday off the month.

Some off my friends have been wanting to learn to quilt so this is really for them. I am really excited about introducing one of my great passions to my friends. Hope they enjoy.

So for their first quilt we will be making a Strip Quilt. It is very simple and not a lot of alignment necessary so there will be less frustration. Here is a sneak peek.

They get to choose their own colours.

I am really looking forward to Monday. I have everything ready. Just need to buy some cake!

Is there something you are really passionate about  that you would like to share with your friends? Set up a date and enjoy sharing!

Take Care