Friday, December 27, 2013

G45 Couture INTER-ACTIVE Mini-Album

Hi, Everyone,

It's going to be a very busy & exciting New Year.

In 9 days I'm boarding a plane with my bestest buddy to create at ART Venture 2014 in Anaheim, California.  This event is going to be spectacular!  It's 2 days of 6 Prima Classes from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. with 6 amazing instructors . . . one of them being Anna Dabrowska, my absolute FAVOURITE Artist of all time!

Then from January 10-14 is the winter CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) where companies release their new product lines!  This is the 1st time I have had the opportunity to go & I am so thrilled!  I've also registered for 4 classes.  I'm so pumped.

As an additional treat after CHA my bestest buddy is taking me to see the Pacific Ocean!  I am so lucky to have Roxane as my travelling companion.  We are on cloud nine!

Then once I get back, my eldest daughter gets married January 24.  I still have wedding favours, a seating chart, menus, table numbers, programs, directions for the guest book (puzzle pieces) & a Ukrainian Wedding Bread to make.  Oh dear God, there's not enough days to get everything done . . . & did I mention that I am so fortunate to babysit my grandson 3 days a week!

Life is good.

Now, to announce my 1st class of 2014:

Graphic 45 "Couture"

Sunday, February 2
11-5 p.m.

Class Description:
Learn how to . . . make Books from scratch &
make INTER-ACTIVE Envelope pages!
The Graphic 45 papers are stunning with the paper doily & eyelet
 trims hidden in the 7 pockets of each page
 (antique bling & scissor charm included).

Please phone Treasured Memories at 780-414-1540 to reserve your spot.

Hope to see you there.

Have fun creating!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Hi, Everyone,
Thank you so much for creating with me over this past year.

I love your enthusiasm & you showing me the things you've created after taking my classes & the awesome things you have created on your own.

I would like to share with you the cards I made this year.  Have a look.

I chose black cards & envelopes for my base.  Classic & Elegant.

Of course the Tim Holtz Doily Die with something new . . . clear plastic tape with white designs.

The clear tape with white designs is available at Treasured Memories & looks so beautiful on dark backgrounds.  Here I used the snowflake design . . . & doesn't that drywall mesh look amazing on the envelope along with the paper bow?

The Tim Holtz Ornament die from last year has the tiny ornament hanger that I love to use to hang my sentiments from (the silver sparkle paper looks amazing).

Don't forget a slide mount made from card stock & staples.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas & a joyous New Year!

Have fun creating!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Festival of Trees 2013

Hi, Everyone,

I feel so honoured.  Last week I had my first publication ever.  It was in the 2013 Winter issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine and now this!

Now, more exciting news!

"Over the last 27 years, the Festival of Trees has raised $15.5 million for critically important cases at the University of Alberta Hospital, the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute and the Kaye Edmonton Clinic.

The Festival of Trees has become Edmonton's signature kick-off to Christmas event.  Guests enjoy the Gala Evening, Luncheon and Fashion Show, Santa's Breakfast, and of course, the chance to savour the splendour of hundreds of brilliantly decorated Christmas trees and seasonal displays."

This Year Treasured Memories entered the Festival creating "Jerome's Village".  I am very honoured to announce that as of this morning we won 3 Awards:

     1.  2013 Designer Competition "Creative Artwork" - GOLD 1st Place;
     2.  People's Choice Award "Creative Artwork" - Thursday November 28, 2013; and
     3.  People's Choice Award "Creative Artwork" - Friday November 29, 2013.

The Festival of Trees is on for 2 more days, so if you would like to get that warm & fuzzy feeling in your heart, please experience the Festival of Trees at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton & check out our display!

Thank you everyone!

It's so important to be happy . . . by being nice to others & doing what you love to do.
I love creating & I love inspiring others.  Thank you to all those people who come to the store & show me the things they have created & say they have been inspired by me.  Thank you so much.  You ladies always make my day!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tim Holtz Style Card - December

Hi, Everyone,

This is my last class of the year.
We will be winding up the Corrugated Card Series with beautiful Crackle Snowflakes.  If you liked my Corrugated Cards over the course of this year, you won't want to miss this final one.  It's crackly yet elegant.  Have a peek!

The Crackle is very pretty.

Tim Holtz Style Card - December
Sunday, December 15
1-3 p.m.

Class Description:
The Last Corrugated Card is all about Snowflakes!
We will be Dry Embossing them, Die-cutting them, Clear Rock Candy Crackling them, & Inking them . . . & don't forget the metal embellishments!

Please Bring:
Scor-tape (1/4" & 1/2"), Fabri-tac, scissors, dauber, pliers, foam pop-dots & "Iced Spruce" Distress Ink

To register for the class, please phone Treasured Memories 780-414-1540.
You will want to attend the class, because Distress Crackle Paint & "Iced Spruce" Distress Ink will not be included in the kits.

Hope to see you there!

Have fun creating!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Exciting News!

Hi, Everyone,

I've been published!
Yes, it's true!  This is my very first & I am so excited!
A layout of mine has been published in the Winter Issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine on page 136.  I am very honoured to have a full page under Seasonal Quotes.  If you get a chance, please check it out.

"Add dimension to your layouts by layering and curling flower petals, even wrapping them around pencil tips for tiny flower buds.  Curling the wings of your butterflies gives your page movement and interest.  Check out the banners on my layout made from the Graphic 45 bar code on their patterned paper. . . I never throw out usable packaging."

On Cloud 9 . . .

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Tim Holtz Style Christmas Sampler

Hi, Everyone,
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . . la . . . la la . . . la la . . . well, in my studio anyway.

I've gathered all my Christmas themed Tim Holtz Embellishments, his new Christmas Binder, & have created a beautiful Sampler to spark your creativity:

Even the Paper Tree Charm on the spine is made from scratch.

We use Crackle Paint, Embossing Powder, Rub-ons & Alpha Stickers.  The tree is pop-doted & decorated with tinsel, twine & metal Mittens

I cut down Karen Burniston's 3D Sizzex Die to create the Bracket shaped pages & added on paper for extra depth.  Love the 3D sparkly snowflake & metal/crystal embellishment!

There is also a Bracket shape that fits with the 3D die creating the background pages.  We use Crackle Paints for the Birdcage & decorate them with dangly charms, even a crown.

 Check out the Laced Skates!  Of course we will be using Inka Gold for the blades.

A filled Christmas Stocking with one of Tim's new Skate Charms.

Tim's new Wreath Die decorated with Metal & his tiny tree.

Oh those Reindeer . . . metal too!

Oh so pretty decorated Christmas Bulb

Loving his Rub-ons.

Tim Holtz Style "Christmas SAMPLER"
Sunday, November 24
11-5 p.m

Class Description:
If you Love Embellishments & want to have Inspiration at your fingertips . . . then this Christmas Sampler is for you!  Each page is full of Tim Holtz die-cuts, metal charms, & ribbon to spark your creativity for embellishments for future projects!

Three people signed up before the project was even finished, now only leaving 8 spots available.
Please phone Treasured Memories at 780-414-1540 to reserve your spot.

Hope to see you there!

Have fun creating!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Tim Holtz Style Card - November

Hi, Everyone,
This one's for you Jeri-Jo!
We are leaving Paris . . . & creating in LONDON.   A London theme that is.
Have a look at the beautiful TIm Holtz Style Card we will be creating! 

Sunday, November 10
1–3 p.m.

Class Description:
Creating this LONDON themed card!
Use Tim’s London Stamp Set with Big Ben & Changing of the Guard to mask with ink & stamps.   Learn how the Alterations DIMENSIONAL Cutting Pad adds interest to our projects by not cutting through some of the die!  Sound interesting?

Sign up today by phoning  Treasured Memories 780-414-1540.

Please Bring:  Scor-tape, Scotch Quick Dry Glue, scissors, dauber, foam pop-dots, Glossy Accents, paper piercer
Distress Ink:  Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Brushed Corduroy

Have fun creating!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mixed Media Sunday - November

Hi, Everyone,

I absolutely love Art Journalling & have created quite a collection of loose pages.

As well, my husband knows better than to throw anything away before asking if I can up-cycle it in a project.  This is a win win situation for all of us since he has been giving me binder rings to create projects with.  Because of this, I decided to make a Binder Ring Art Journal from Scratch to store my beautiful pages in & I will be sharing this project with you too in an upcoming class.

I've combined Canvas Boards with Prima papers, square doilies, vintage sheet music, & silk flowers covered with sticky embossing powder & Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter to create the covers.  The flowers look like they are covered in SUGAR with Tim's clock peeking out!  It's a very pretty effect.  Of course to grunge it up, I added screw brads, a metal key hole & door knob which holds an elastic closure.  The book jewellery on the spine consists of lace trim, metal garter clip, & a crystal charm.  Inka-Gold "Old Silver" adds a touch of shimmer to the edges.

Have a look!

Sunday, November 3
12-4 p.m.

Class Description:
Learn how to create your own Hand Made ART Journal from Scratch!
This beautiful Binder Ring  Journal allows for easy storage of all those ART Journal pages you have already created or will be creating!
. . . check out all that book jewelry
. . . & “She dreamed she was a Ballerina”  Page to go in it!

Please Sign up for the class as spots are limited by phoning Treasured Memories at 780-414-1540. 
If you have any questions, please e-mail me at

Please Bring:  Matte Gel Medium, flat paint brush (for gel medium), Precision Marker (or any black doodling pen) ink dauber, Sepia Ink, pliers

Here are more ph0tos of the project:

Hope to see you in class.

Have fun creating!


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Prima - Shabby Chic Resin Treasures

Hi, Everyone,

Prima's "Delight" paper collection is so beautiful.  It's Shabby Chic pastele colours are so soft & feminine & I love how the diagonal corners are already decorated for you.

On the layout below, I matted the Paris photo on Prima packaging which already has the words {Create} memories printed on it.  Next I  placed Prima's 12x12" broken glass stencil over the entire layout then scraped modeling paste from the photo onto the pattern paper.  The subtle texture is very pretty.  I then popped Prima's Shabby Chic Resin Treasures (a window & bird) over the edge of the photo.  The lower collaged grouping has 3 Prima flowers, a zipper pull, & a water faucet.  The upper collaged grouping has my photo in an antique frame with a "Delight" journaling card saying . . . One Day I will see the City of Lights!

Oh, did you see the Rose Quartz Inka-Gold on the lower right edge of both the antique frame & the layout?  The Inka-Gold adds a soft subtle shine to the layout.  I LOVE Inka-Gold so much that I have every single colour & add a tiny bit on everything!  It's just like sunshine . . . it makes me smile.

Have fun creating!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Prima "Junkyard Findings" Layout

Hi, Everyone,

I love vintage, I love doilies, & oh do I Ever love metal embellishments!

On one of my frequent shopping excursions, I was lucky enough to stumble upon square paper doilies.  These square paper doilies look amazing paired up with Prima's "Junkyard Findings".  Since I love all metal I tend to mix different finishes together.

Junkyard Findings are just that.  A random finding of metals with random finishes from vintage trinkets to water pipe parts, heart gears & watch parts.

In the layout below I've combined white heart gears with silver water pipes, antique brass taps, copper metal pulls, & black watch parts . . . all from Prima.  They blend together beautifully.

Have a look at the "Time 2 Explore" layout below:

Did you notice the peek-a-boo white heart gear & the copper metal pull in the top righthand corner of the layout?  I've combined old black wooden tiles & silver alphabet brads to spell the title "Time 2 Explore".  This title is repeated in the layout ever so subtly on the water pouring out of the tap (Time), the Roman numeral (II), & on the zipper (Explore).  Prima's water pipe frames are 1 solid piece & the package contains 2 water pipe photo corners as well.

I especially like how the water pipe parts are all separate so you can arrange them in any configuration on your project.  See how I outlined the left edge of my photo ending with a water tap spilling out "Time"?  I repeated the time theme with the clock hand over the heart gears.

. . . & what about those burlap flowers?  Since this was my grandson's first exploration outside, I thought flowers were in order, burlap that is, because I wanted to create a masculine theme.  Oh, by the way, did you also notice the {CREATE memories} Prima packaging?  Yes, packaging.  Don't throw away that beautiful packaging that comes with your embellishments . . . slide it on a layout.

This was a fun layout to create.  I hope it inspired you as well.

Have fun creating!