Tuesday, October 21, 2014

November/December Classes and Workshops

These are the upcoming classes at Vernon Hills Hobby Lobby.
If you live in the area and are interested in joining, feel free to contact me! 

Notes for Classes/Workshops: 

Sign-up and class fees are due fifteen (15) days before the class, for ordering purposes (except when otherwise noted).

2. To sign-up and pay for Class fees:

OPTION A. Click HERE to purchase on my website (or go to http://theleafstudio.myshopify.com/collections/classes-workshops)

OPTION B. e-mail me at theLeafStudio@gmail.com
I accept credit cards through Square.

3. If you're not local, you can still order the kits! The kits will be shipped to your home! 
You just need some extra supplies: ink pads, acrylic blocks, and/or adhesive, etc.
You can shop at: http://lilian.ctmh.com for supplies.

4. If you have any questions, contact me at: theLeafStudio@gmail.com 

1SnowHaven Card Workshop
When: Wed Nov 5th
Time: 10am-12:30pm
RSVP by: Oct 24th
Class fee: $28 (local)/$34 (shipped)

Make 15 cards (5 each from 3 designs). Includes a stamp set.

This is the kit:

2. Yuletide Carol Scrapbooking Workshop
When: Wed Dec 3rd 
Time: 2-5pm
RSVP by: Nov 18th
Class fee: $37 (local)/$40 (shipped)

Make 2 two-page layouts.

This is the kit:

(photos coming soon)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Candy Jars Card

A quick card for a few challenges...

Supplies (CTMH):
D1615 Sweet as Sugar Hostess stamp set 
Silver Geometric Washi Tape 
Glitz Glitter Gel (retired)

1. CASology Week #117: Candy
2. WAW #154: Anything Goes with ODBD

Have a nice week!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Scrapbook {Saturday}: Studio J Autumn Blessings Layout

Here's a Studio J digital scrapbook layout I made...

I don't use Studio J very often, but when I see retired papers I like, plus the chance to catch up on my scrapbooking...can't pass that! =)
You can give it a try for free! All you have to do is create a user account (click HERE to go to the website).
And if you would to purchase the layouts you created, you can purchase just the files (and print them at home) or printed pages (with files included).
CTMH is going to have a special promotion for Studio J next month...stay tuned for more info!!!

I'm entering it in:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #154: Anything Goes with ODBD

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Washi meets...embossing! Fern Card

A card I made for a friend...using washi tapes (The Paper Studio) for the background:

Then, all I had to do was stamp and heat emboss the fern (Inkadinkado) and stamp the border (CTMH - retired)!

1. CAS on Sun #44: Emboss it...
2. WAW #154: Anything Goes with OBDB
3. SSS Mon Challenge: O is for...(one fern!)
and (ETA 10/18/14)...
4. STAMPlorations Oct Challenge: Stamps & Embossing

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mixed Media Monday: Gratitude Art Journal Part 2

Remember my Art Journal pages that I almost forgot to post end of last month?

Here's the photo inspiration again:

I didn't have time to write the how-to...so here it is!

1. The background was half done! I chose the orange pages from my Smash (the red one)...
2. I had an old overlay cut from Artbooking Cricut Collection (CTMH) and I used it as a stencil for the modeling paste;
3. I painted the modeling paste using 3 different colors of reinkers;
4. Added some splatters with a paintbrush, using the same 3 colors;
5. Then, I stamped on pages using different background stamps (Script is Stampabilities, others are CTMH - D1604 Season of Thanks);
6. I stamped the big flower (Inkadinkado) on a piece of cardstock, colored it with regular markers and watercolored using PearlEx Watercolor CD;
7. I also stamped Script Background stamp on flower, cut it out and adhered on page;
8. I added the dragonfly (Unity Stamp Co.) and sentiment (C1559 Always Grateful - CTHM);
 9. Finally, I colored the dragonflies with Copic markers and added Glitz Glitter Gel (CTMH - retired).

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Happiness Bird Card

("insert" happy dance here)
My Happy, Thankful & Blessed Dragonfly card won September's {be inspired} challenge at Unity Stamp Co.!!!
Check out the newest challenge (the Magic of Christmas) for a chance to win...stamps, of course!

OK, back to Earth...
I was able to make a card today, after my son N went to sleep...

Stamps by Unity Stamp Co.: Wishing You Happy Bird (stamp of the week collection) and Feather Flight (itty bitty collection)
Washi tapes (CTMH-retired and The Paper Studio)
Prima paper flowers
Studio G gemstones
Copic markers
ShinHan Touch Twin markers
Brilliance and Memento ink pads

Well, I had watercolored the paper previously, so it was easy to add the stamped images, layered washi tape (to cover up a mistake*, I must admit...), flowers and gemstones. I colored the bird with Copic and ShinHan Touch Twin markers.

*TIP: check your rubber stamps before you actually stamp them...I stamped the sentiment upside down...that's why I had to cover it with washi tapes!
Maybe I'll make another card showing what I really had in mind for this card...check back or follow my blog! =)

Entering this card in:
1. Unity's Friends with Flair
2. Word Art Wednesday #153: Anything Goes
3. SSS Wed Challenge: Use Watercolors

Thanks for letting me brag! =)

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Love Smooch Card

This card is for several challenges(...and yes! My Camera is working again!):

M1049 Blooming Heart (CTMH)
E1030 Handwritten Print (CTMH)
splatter from Laughing Lola CardMaking WOTG stamp (retired CTMH)
Glitz Glitter Gel (retired CTMH)
Smooch (The Paper Studio)
Copic Markers
3-D Foam Tape

1. Retro Sketches #135: Happy WCMD! (You could choose a previous sketch...I chose sketch #102)

2. Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Smooch
3. CASology Week #116: Splatter
4. Virginia's View Challenge #8: Clean and Simple
5. WAW #153: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!