Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Card class with new stamps!

I taught a card class a couple weeks ago and these are the cards we made:

 I used Close To My Heart's new Florentine paper, and the stamp sets "Just For You" and "Card Word Puzzle." I created scored lines on cocoa cardstock with a dry embossing stylus or bone folder at 1/2 inch spacing (either vertical or diagonal) and then sandpapered the raised side. I then adhered the patterned paper and used CTMH's ruler with guide holes to create the faux stitching. Lastly, I stamped the flowers, cut them out and added embellishements (brads or bling buttons). I used the embossing tool again to score the lines on the flowers and leaves to help bend them and add dimensions. I think everyone enjoyed learning new techniques and I enjoyed seeing the creative ways that people adapted my design.

Medieval Times

We surprised the kids with tickets to Medieval Times here in Toronto for Christmas! We've been studying the Middle Ages in school so it was a perfect tie in. We were able to go with another couple which made it even more fun.

I don't think the kids really understood what it would be like but it definitely surpassed their expectations. Noelle's highlight was when I caught a flower thrown by our Yellow Knight and gave it to her. Nathan's highpoint was when our Yellow Knight actually WON the tournament and defeated the traitorous Green Knight. Jeremy was awed by it all.

Nathan and Noelle posing with the King at the end of the evening.

Jeremy and Daniel with their crowns on.

OUR Yellow Knight

Noelle with her token

Noelle wearing her headpiece I sewed a few days after we got home with instructions from a website. There were many souvenirs for sale at the castle and Noelle especially loved the headpieces so the compromise was to see if I could make one! It still needs some tulle and ribbon on it but maybe Grandma Schulz can help with that!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Royal Ontario Museum

 We visited the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) with my parents back in November and had a great time seeing Roman artifacts, playing in the children's section (pictures below), learning about animals and exploring the bat cave (well some enjoyed the bat cave more than others!) Unfortunately (especially for a scrapbooker), I had forgotten my camera so the only pictures we got were with my Dad's cell phone. If you're a Toronto resident the ROM is one more place you can get into free through the Toronto Public Library MAP program!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Scrapbook Layout - baby and birthday

It was fun creating a layout with pinks and purples!It was hard to decide which pictures to use but easy to make the layout!

I wanted to make single page layouts for the different birthday parties so I tried to switch up the colours and make two titles and journaling boxes to keep the pages separate. Jeremy was blessed with many birthday parties that year!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Scrapbook Layout - Happy Birthday Grandpa

 I finished 10 layouts in January on Studio J and I thought I'd share them with you! I am working on my 2009 album and having fun remembering our activities of that fall. This was a fast layout for me - I used a given layout but changed a picture slot to a journaling box, added a tag to hold the journaling and some buttons!