Birthday cards for friends – Cartes de fêtes pour des amies

My two best friends celebrated their birthday last week. One on the 6th, the other on the 8th. I met them both through work, one at my last school, the other at a scrapbook store where I was employed for a few months. They have similar personalities but very different styles. So I had to make completely different card styles for them. And that was fun! Geneviève is full of zest. Always happy and talkative. She is also a big Habs fan (local hockey team) so when I found a stationary kit at the dollar store with the bear on … Continue reading Birthday cards for friends – Cartes de fêtes pour des amies

>Buttons, buttons, buttons – Boutons, boutons, boutons

> Last Monday, CeeCee, my mother and I went to a store I had heard about a few years ago. A buttons & ribbons store. We spent over an hour in the store, mostly digging through this huge pile of buttons for the most interesting ones! The box is one foot deep and in the photo, you’re seeing about 2/3 of it’s length. My mother “dove in” first! Lundi dernier, CeeCee, ma mère et moi sommes allées à une boutique dont j’avais entendu parlé il y a plusieurs années. Une boutique de boutons et rubans. Nous y avons passé plus … Continue reading >Buttons, buttons, buttons – Boutons, boutons, boutons

>Something different and yet another tag

>Here are two cards I made last week in a workshop at Bonnidée. The stamps are reproductions of Thomas Kinkade artworks and the workshop was on colouring techniques to use with those kinds of stamps. It was an interesting workshop but more my mom’s style than mine. The cards came out beautifully but I doubt I’ll do more like this. So I’ve been tagged yet again. This time by a new blogging friend (from OWOH), Pam Bennett. So here goes… Let’s see if I can still find 7 things about myself I haven’t revealed yet. The rules:1. Link to your … Continue reading >Something different and yet another tag

>Weird Things and Art Cards

>So my dear friend CeeCee tagged me and I have to tell you 7 weird things about me. Here are the rules:1. Link to the person that tagged you2. Post 7 random/weird facts about yourself on your blog3. Tag 7 people at the end and link to their blog4. Leave comments on each blog that you tag so that they know! And here are the 7 weird things (even though I did this back in November!) 1. I hate taking showers. And my bathtub is too small (and the water too rusty) to enjoy a nice soak. 2. I hate … Continue reading >Weird Things and Art Cards

>A shrine and an award

>I took an e-class during the Fall which was taught by Violette and was about making shrines. So far, only the first shrine has been completed but I really had fun making it. I had to make papier mâché for the first time ever from flour, water and newspaper! I love getting my hands dirty with paints and glue so this was a lot of fun for me. I will start working on my second one this week. On this one, you can see my Buddha and there’s also a little frame with an image of the Virgin Mary with … Continue reading >A shrine and an award

>ATCs

>One week left before the holidays. I still have some shopping to do but will definitely manage to finish before next weekend. Friday night was the Christmas Crop with CeeCee. It was just the two of us and we had a great time. We never see the hours go by and always seem to have something to talk about. I had decided to bring all my ArtChixStudio supplies and to get some mini paper spools collages done and other stuff. These are 3 ATCs that I did and decided to use a Christmas theme. Looking through all my supplies and … Continue reading >ATCs

>A picture and a sketch

>This is my mother’s dog Magy (pronounced Magie as in Magie Noire ie Black Magic.) He is such a peculiar dog. Sometimes, he acts more like a cat than dog. So we started calling him Minou (which means Kitty.) He loves boxes and baskets. He’s so photogenic, don’t you think? A few days ago, Violette wrote on her blog: Whenever i visit a blog and there’s no visual the only thing that will keep me there is compelling copy. Usually i say to myself “What the heck? NO visual? I’m outta here!” This has inspired me to always find a … Continue reading >A picture and a sketch