Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas gift project

I sometimes have creative ideas out of the blue. I had leftover canvas from a scapbooking class I had hosted a couple weeks ago laying around, and bottles of finger paint that I found in my kid's craft corner and I had one of those ideas.  I would have the kids I had at my daycare paint on a canvas and then scrapbook their picture on it.  The kids has so much fun making it and I did too.  I love those kids so much and it was a joy to put 2 of my passions together like that.  The final product turned out even better than I had hoped, and I think the parents were impressed as well.  I loved how they all turned out so different, as unique and special as the child pictured in the art.  I could not wait until Christmas, I gave them their gift today.  Here they are.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Starting to feel like Christmas - kind of...

Despite the wind (lots of it..) and the rain, I'm starting to finaly feel in the Christmas mood.  I'm almost done shopping, the Christmas tree is up, the Christmas CD is playing.  What gets me in the mood every year is the wrapping of presents.  I love it!  I've also started a Christmas project that I'll show you next weekend, once I've delivered them. I don't want to spoil the suprise.  In the meantime, here are some more Studio J layouts that I completed.  Can't wait to get the printouts in the mail this week!!

The pictures in this layout were taken at a nearby corn maze last October.  The kids loved playing in the maze.  They had this funny game where you had to color a finger with chalk at each of the 5 stations in the maze, when you came out, you had to look up your color combination and perform a funny task.  We'll definitely be returning next year.  The kit used is exclusive to Studio J and is called Boo!. 

We had so much fun this year at Halloween with the kids I babysit.  They all came with costumes that they swapped during the day.  They are so cute! How could you not make a layout with these pretty faces?  The kit used in this layout is Giggles and Grins.

I love this layout of my girls playing in the leaves.  I used the Olivia kit for this layout

See you soon! I have presents waiting to be wrapped.  Fun, fun fun!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

more Studio J layouts

Don't you just love it when you spend the whole day thinking it was Sunday and then realise that it was in fact Saturday.  We had a fun filled day today, started with swim class, then we finaly put up our Christmas decorations.  We then ventured to the mall.  We were suprised to find it practically deserted.    We even took the girls to have their picture taken with Santa Clause since he kind of looked lonely, nobody was in line!   We then got home and started cooking.  The girls love to help out in the kitchen. 

So here are some more Studio J layouts that I promised. 

This first layout is made with pictures from a visit to the Village Acadien in Caraquet.  The picture on the bottom left hand side was taken of Zoé looking out a bright red window.  I changed that picture to sepia as well as a couple more just to add balance.  That is one feature I love about Studio J is that you have a built-in photo editing software, and your pictures are always just the perfect size for the layout.  The kit used in this layout is called Simple Pleasure

This next layout is of my little princess Zoé who loves to play with her hair.  The more elastics I use in her hair, the more she likes it.  The kit i used for this layout is Hippity Hop, a Studio J exclusive.

Well, I have a couple more to show you, I'll have them all up within the week.  

Friday, December 10, 2010

Studio J and discounted products

First of all, let me inform you that there has been discounted products added to my website, (SALE!!!) and more will be added in the weeks to come!  My favorite is the heartfelt wonder that normally reatail at $11.50 that are now on sale at $1.75!!!  Plus with every order of $20.00 or more, you get a D size stamp free! 

Secondly, I want to update you and Marianne's penny drive.  It has been extended to mid January since we had the great news that Catherine will be the campaign's poster child in January.  Her story will be featured and she will be photographed with the big H.  Look for her on billboards!  It's all very exciting!  Now I am working on convincing Marianne that we need to roll all the pennies she collected.  For some reason she wants to make a huge pile with them before.  I took this picture of her in hopes that she would let me start rolling them, but they are still in the tins. 
And finaly, I've been busy doing Studio J layouts.  I had loads of pictures to develop, so I though I would scrapbook some of them on studio J and save on developping fees.  Here is 2 of them.  I'll be posting more over the weekend and next week.

You can try Studio J anytime for free on my website.  You only pay per layout you print out.

Have a grat Friday and I'll see you in a coupel days!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

mountain of pennies

Marianne has reached her goal, actually she more than tripled it!  And the pennies just keep on coming.  I'm overwhelmed by the response she received.  She filled her bank 3 times already.  We'll keep on collecting up untill the week before Christmas and then we'll bring the mountain of pennies to the babies for Christmas.  That's Marianne's plan. 
The Christmas countdown has officially started in our house a the girls opened the first door in their advent calendar.  I love watching them get excited for what is really just a tiny peice of chocolate.  I hope they never stop being excited for the littles wonders in life. 
And finaly, here is what I came up with for my december project.  I used Mistletoe paper and Magic's Mesmorise layout along with St. Nick and Father Christmas stamp sets.  The big shimmer brads gave the final touch to the layout.