Monday, August 27, 2012

Class: Mixed Media Family Album

Description:  Create a mini album using acrylic, chipboard, felt, paper, mist, ink and lots of other techniques.  This class is great for beginners who would like to try a variety of techniques or anyone wanting to learn something new.

When:  Saturday, September 29,2012

Time:  1-3pm

Cost:  $40.00 for members and $45.00 for non-members

Instructor:  Angela Gatt


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Spray inks and crayons

I sprayed green mist over a mask down one side of my layout. I then used orange and grey crayon to further accent the mask design. LOVE how it turned out!

Then I sprayed brown mist over a barbed wire mask and dribbled a big glob of brown ink in the center of my paper.  I almost didn't want to cover it up with pictures and paper.  But I did...

I tore strips of my Tim Holtz tape for the edges.  Used some more of the fabric filmstrip fabrips by Studio Calico.  And popped a couple of cute Jolee's owls on my page.  The little blooms, the wood clock and the sticker alpha I used for my title are all Prima.

I just uploaded and ordered all my photos from our recent Whistler holiday through the Unforgettable Memories photo lab.  My little Fuji camera took great shots, though I took so many I was bound to get a few good ones :)
As I was choosing the ones to be developed I went through my Smash Journal and decided which photos would go on which page.  I saw Crystal do that with her Smash Journal at the crop last month and thought it was a great idea.  I jotted down a few notes to help me with my journaling and sketched out a couple of photo layout plans.  The 'baby' themed Smash Journal is going to work just fine with my holiday photos.

Stay tuned...

I'll get a few pages done this weekend and put them on the blog here.

Friday, August 10, 2012

More kids classes!

Our last round of kids classes were very popular.  Next week (August 13 - 17) there will be a different kids class offered every day!  They are very affordable at $10 each and will run for approximately one hour, starting at 11 am.  These classes all have limited seating (most have 10 - 12 seats) so if you see something your child is interested in, don't hesitate!  Call the store to sign up at 250-785-2711.  Better yet, head down to the store and sign up, because then you can pick up a yummy drink from the Canadian Grind while you are there.

Monday, August 13 at 11 am: Scrapbooked Self-Portrait.  Use a variety of scrapbook supplies to create a likeness of you!  Lots of fun for kids both younger and older.
(Those pictured are made by Ms. Gatt's grade 4 class at Charlie Lake Elementary for Mother's Day!)

Tuesday, August 14 at 11 am: Finger Print Family Portrait.  This project will be completed on a canvas, so you will have a beautiful work of art to display in your home!  And, who doesn't like getting their fingerprints all inky?

Wednesday, August 15 at 11 am: Popsicle stick bracelets. Both boys and girls will love turning popsicle sticks into something they can wear.  We will paint, draw, and mod podge this jewelry.

Thursday, August 16 at 11 am: Handprint and Footprint art.  Way to messy to do at home.  Send your kids to the store, where we can clean up the mess.  Using our hands and feet to start us off, we will make a very cool piece of art.

Friday, August 17 at 11 am: Kaleidoscopes.  Everybody loves to play with a kaleidoscope!  Now you can have one of your very own.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Planning a holiday album & a new cameraII

We are in Whistler all week with my side of the family.  I thought I'd make an album of just this holiday because I know we'll be doing fun stuff every day. 

I picked up one of the Smash journals and some of the matching product. Little note pads, date stamp, washi tape, tabs...

I got here and realized the Smash journal I'd grabbed was the Baby Style one. Oops. But I'll make it work.

I also bought myself a new camera.  We have a big one, but I don't always want to lug it around so I picked up this pretty pink FujiFilm from Unforgettable Memories. It fits in my purse perfectly.  There are some great features on this little camera.  I can take Panorama shots when we go up the mountain in the gondola. I can take continuous shots to capture these kids who move so quickly. Sometimes it's hard to catch them in the act... And I can turn on a screen grid so I can plan my shots.

So far it is taking awesome photos. I can't wait to get them developed and start putting them in my journal.