Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Last of the Disney Classes

Here it is Ladies and Gentlemen;

The last of the Disney Class Layouts that is being taught on September 11. At Yesterday's Memories.

This class will allow you to get good and Messy with inks and glimmer mist so put on your scrapping clothes and join me in DISCOVER THE TREASURE. You could buy/rent the the Dreams Come True Cartridge and cut out the treasure chest and turn it into a spot to show off lots of photos or guard your thoughts feelings and secrets. No matter how you choose to use this layout the dwarfs will make you smile.

This One is Just for You Judy!

See this woman......... she is the world to me. She is the one that makes me laugh so hard I can barely hold the camera. She is the one that call and make me stand on a street corner watching grown men act like idiots in their cars. Then tell me that the smell of burning tires is turn on to men so that my date tonight is going to be all over me, thank heaveans she warned me.

She is the one that when we tell our family we are going out together they all start pooling their money together to make sure they have enough bail money........... Yes we get into all sorts of mischief but nothing that ever landed us in jail. As long as we keep our stories straight Judy they will never know how close we may have come.

We spent the afternoon together yesterday - an all to rare occurrence now that we don't work together. First she rescued this workaholic from the office begging me to go to the international mustang show with her. I should have know she wasn't talking horses..................

So what did she mean well the cars of course. I had no idea that it was such a cult errrr I mean fan club much like scrapbooking but less affordable. Yes maybe if I turned in all my toys I too could have a mustang........ I did the math and Judy I should be able to purchase for you by next year your mustang car. What an amazing friend I am right? Thank you thank you. I have even gone so far as to get a photograph of the one your getting but instead of blue and white yours will be "CANDY APPLE RED and WHITE" (red is red unless your a mustang lover like Judy).

Seriously I have to admit there were a couple of nice looking cars there and there were just as many nice people that allowed me to do lots and lots of photos of their cars so Judy can drool over them until the next time there is a Mustang show. From the Mustang show we went "cruising" I had to remind Judy that if she was going to try rev up the engine and go sailing down airport road she had best think again because the only smoke coming from her car would be from the engine not the tires and her horse power demo would a defintite zero.

So next thing I know Judy and I are at Labatts park, now I have heard about this little place but never been to the best of my knowledge What a cool little park. Sooooooooo I have a new camera and Judy was looking extra fine in her new jeans and shirt......... so impromptu photo shoot time. Yes the sign of a best friend - only rolls her eyes for ten seconds or less then agrees to it. Of course me reminding her of the last 90 minutes of watching men having public love making sessions over their cars was certainly payment for a photoshoot. You know you just have to love that best friend card.

We laughed so hard and so much doing this photo shoot that most of my shots were depending on the image stabilizing unit. I want to share with you some of my favourite shots of this session and yes I feel it is worth risking 10 years of friendship.

Yes she is clothed but we love to push the boundaries when we are together. Please feel free to ask Judy why she was sucking her thumb next time you see her. There were actually a hundred or so shots of her and most of them she is stunning in. I love doing photo shoots of her. But because she indicated that I never say "Hey Judy!" or "Judy this ones for you!" or just journal about life when I don't have layouts to share. So my dear sweet bestest friend THIS ONES FOR YOU.

After Judy dumped me at home I did my transfomation for best friend to date girl. A very nice gentleman took me down to the river bank, camera and tripod in tow so that I could practice my night photography and see the amazing fire works show. I freely admit to having taken in excess of 400 photos in under an hour. Half of those will never be seen by the naked eye. The other half are not to bad. I got better as the show progressed and as I recalled the words of wisdom that Melina Perron shared with me this spring. So I thought I would also share with you a few of those photos as well.

Friday, August 29, 2008

It Only Hurts When I Breathe

This is a layout that is near and dear to my heart. It has taken a lot of hours of searching for and making the right embellishments. I haven't inserted the photo and the journaling is hidden but it reflects on my feelings of the ending of a relationship that meant the world to me.

I would have to say that this layout is for sure one of my top three all time layouts.

I love the handstitching, bead work and the feathers. Hey Trisha notice the flowers - I have been converted! Lets not forget to mention the use of glimmer mists, and the swirls were from the grunge board but I traced the glimmer mist screens to create them.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Look Whats Coming Up for Classes!

To Celebrate Yesterdays Memories Birthday Bash, I have this incredible multi purpose mini album filled with loads of techniques and products for you to learn about.

What will you learn about? On the cover alone you are going to use three different types of paint(two from Tim Holtz and one from Making Memories), three different stamping techniques, distress inks, embossing, Prima embossed chipboard, flowers and leaves. How to sand, use the distressing inks (Tim Holtz), and of course lots of fun ribbons and fibers.

This is a high energy rapid paced class that will also include the use of glimmer mists, acrylic pages, Tim Holtz alcohol inks, Color Core cardstock, Prima Voila, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Screens, Chipboard, Watercolor pencils, Tim Holtz Glossy Accents and the Zutter binding system. Learning how to hide your workings, hidden journaling and that is only just the beginning.

Wear your scruffy clothes because this classes is going get you dirty and having fun creating your very own unique mini album for you and your loved ones to cherish. This class requires that you have a good understanding of basic scrapping techniques, how to use your trimmer. The following Tools are required for this class: Scissors, Black Sharpie Marker (bullet or fine tip), Liquid Glue (KI Gloo is strongly recommended), Sandpaper (coarse), a white pen, and don't forget your creativity.

Stop by Yesterdays Memories to see the actual album and register for this class. Class size is limited! Cost for this album is $45.00 plus taxes.

And there is so much more!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Amazing how the presence of a new toy inspires you

Well it has been far to long since I posted.

The destruction of ones DSLR camera really can destroy your mews. Oh and by the way please let me warn you ........ DSLR camera's don't do well in Mosh Pits. Yes, your surprised ? So was my sweet lovable son when the camera he "borrowed" after I said no............. no longer worked.

Give me a few days to get my new toy under control and we have some layouts and projects coming your way!