Monday, July 30, 2012

Few organization ideas

My studio space is not the neatest or cleanest or most efficient at times, but there are a few things that I love and they work well for me. For example, my little stamp display... they make me want to create!

And my washi tapes... I have many and in fact, I have ordered some more... but I don't use all of them at the same time, so I separate the current favorites and put them in a paper towel holder... works for me!

Check out some more organization ideas over at the October Afternoon blog and please share your cool ideas with me 'cause we can all use some tidy-up help :)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Upcoming workshops

Class: Mixed Media Fun

Core class sponsored by Faber Castell & Creating Keepsakes

Class Description:
Get your art on mixed media style as you collage together two scrapbook layouts while learning to use some of the hottest and trendiest products in the industry. Come and explore techniques using gelatos, canvas postcards , spray mists, modeling paste, dress patterns, chipboard, stencils, watercolor pencils, and more. You'll leave with enriched artistic technique skills that you can apply at home to your scrapbook layouts and other creative projects. Featuring latest products from Faber-Castell Design Memory Crafts, 7 Gypsies, Canvas Corp, Studio Calico, and The Crafters Workshop. See you in class!
Class length: 1.50 hours

San Jose, CA – September 6-8, 2012
Dallas, TX – October 11-13, 2012
Stamford CT- November 1-3, 2012
You can find the class details here. Registration is now open for all three events. You can find more helpful information here.

A mini tutorial

Thought you might enjoy this :)

See those two tiny squirrels? Let me show you how I made them in steps...

Don't forget to join us today for a Facebook chat at 7 pm Mountain time that is 9 pm for East Coasters over at Creating Keepsakes page. We will be talking about Mixed Media.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

October Afternoon Midway

Fairs, carnivals, carousels, merry-go-rounds, funnel cakes, popcorns, photo booths... all of these can be given one name: Midway, one of the newest lines launched by October Afternoon this CHA.  Here are some projects I did with this super fun collection.

Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Class this Saturday

I'll be teaching this fun workshop coming Saturday, July 28th, from 12-4pm at Whim So Doodle, located 237 2nd Ave South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. You could call 727-827-4911 to sign up.

Also, we are having a Facebook chat on 7/26, 7 pm Mountain time that is 9 pm for East Coasters over at Creating Keepsakes page. We will be talking about Mixed Media. So hope you can join us !

Monday, July 23, 2012

Faber-Castell Design Memory Crafts & Helmar Adhesives

Here's little piece of art on a canvas tag using coloring products from Faber Castell Design Memory Crafts and Helmar adhesives.

Supply list:
Don't forget to check out the Faber Castell Design Memory Craft blog for links to other blogs where members of both design teams share what they have created using products from both companies.

And the winner is

Comment # 36 as picked by Random Number Generator

BloggerMB Isaac said...
I love your projects. I am currently into learning to use the alcohol inks
10:06 AM

Congrats MB!
Please email me at with your address by 7/27 to claim your prize. If I don't hear from you by that date, the prize will be forfeited.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Let me show you

some more CHA projects, this time using October Afternoon Farm Girl...

The papers reminded me of old-fashioned fabric and so I "quilted" a page.

And this one was like a coloring page to me. and so I just used it that way.

These jar label kinda paper gave me this idea for a card congratulating someone.

And then there was a paper full of vintage seed packets... thought that might be a nice tag for a garden gift!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

CK Mixed Media Scrapbooking Blog Blitz & Giveaway

Today is THE day...the wait is finally over! The newest special issue Mixed Media Scrapbooking from Creating Keepsakes has hit the stands and it is filled with 295 fab ideas!

See the cover layout? I made it :)
Check out the online extras here.
Here's a sneak peek of what's inside for you

As seen in Creating Keepsakes' Special Issue Mixed Media Scrapbooking, July 2012, p. 45; Copyright: Creative Crafts Group

Mica flakes are really easy to use but have an amazing impact on your layout almost instantly. Consider using mica flakes next time you are thinking of using bling on your pages. You won't be disappointed :)

Now, thanks to CK, I have ONE copy of this fun issue to give away. Please leave a comment to this post by July 22nd
1. telling me about your favorite medium
2. your email address (I'd like to contact you if you win!)

I'll pick one winner randomly and post here on 7/23.
And now for more chances to win, please hop on over to

Iris Uy     

Paper Crafters Corner

Patty Cieri

Good luck everyone!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Hello Friend & Joyeux Noel

a new CHA Summer release by Glitz Design... check out entire collection here. Soft, dreamy, and cozy!

And the second one...

And then it was Christmas in July... introducing Joyeux Noel

While I only got papers for this collection, I must say they are beautiful papers and sure go a long way!

Layout # 2

I'll be off to CHA tomorrow. If you are heading there too, please stop by the Faber-Castell booth to say hi :)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Yours Truly, Glitz Design

One word: YUM!!! See the complete collection here. And a couple of layouts from yours truly, me...

And the second one...