Happy Hump Day, everyone! It's time for a project, or four, to get you all fired up. With the weekend coming up quickly (and it's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada), I hope I can inspire you to grab an hour or two for yourself to whip up something crafty.
Catherine asked me several months ago if I would be able to teach for her at two upcoming events here in Ontario. Given the fact that I am a teacher by profession and the fact that Catherine is one of the sweetest people I have ever known, I just couldn't say, "No." The first event is ScrapFest in Oshawa, ON, on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16. While I won't be teaching a class, I will be instructing several make and takes on Saturday. (see below for free ticket giveaway!)
The second event is the CreativFestival in Toronto, ON. I will be teaching a class on Saturday, October 23, called "Endless Paper Possibilites". The class includes a double page layout ("You are Cute"...see below), several cards ("Countdown to Christmas"...see below) and a bookmark ("Who Loves You"...see below) that we will be making from the scraps. The layout is based on a sketch by Becky Fleck from her new book PageMaps 2! (LOVE THIS BOOK!). There are very limited spots left in this class and for the $10 kit fee you will be receiving WAY more than $10 worth of product....trust me! I will also be instructing a make and take on Saturday, October 23 during the Scrapbook & Cards Today "Paper Playground" sessions (Butterfly Bookmark and Card...see below). We would love to see you come out to these events and have some fun with us!
So, without further adieu, here are some of my projects to get your creative juices flowing:
"You are Cute"
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Jillibean Soup Collection, Essentials), Jillibean Soup patterned paper, kraft paper, cardstock stickers and twine, Fiskars "Everywhere Punch", Quickutz letter dies, Sizzix film strip die, Font: Mason, other: sewing machine, thread, layering tape, sandpaper. This layout is based on a sketch by Becky Fleck from PageMaps 2.
"Countdown to Christmas"
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Jillibean Soup Collection, Essentials), Jillibean Soup printed kraft paper, kraft paper, cardstock stickers and twine, Hot Off the Press bird template, Stampin' Up! leaf punch, Queen & Co. bling, We R' Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, other: layering tape, sandpaper.
"Butterfly Bookmark and Card"
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Stacy Julian Collection, WhiteWash, Vintage and Essentials), EK Success flower, scalloped circle and circle punches, Marvy butterfly punch, other: layering tape, sandpaper.
"Who Loves You Sliding Bookmark"
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Chocolate Box, Essentials), Jillibean Soup patterned paper, kraft paper, and cardstock stickers, Fiskars "Everywhere Punch", Sizzix embossing folder, Stampin' Up! owl punch, Hero Arts stamp, October Afternoon stamp, other: ink.
In order to create the peek-a-boo window on the sliding bookmark above I used the new "Everywhere Punch" by Fiskars. It's an awesome tool which allows you to put circles, scalloped circles, squares and scalloped squares anywhere on a project. For a step-by-step instructional video, please watch this YouTube video.
Are you looking to attend either of these events? We have 2 VIP passes for ScrapFest (held in Oshawa, Ontario) and 10 one day passes for the Creativ Festival (held in Toronto, Ontario)! If you would like to have VIP treatment at ScrapFest, send us an email by Thursday, October 7th at 6:00 pm. saying "I want to go to ScrapFest!" and we will draw two winners on Friday! If you would like to attend the Creativ Festival, send us an email by Thursday, October 14th at 6:00 pm. saying "I want to go to Creativ Festival!" You can send your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a wonderful day!