Monday, January 28, 2013

Artsy Adventure February Class Kit Revelaed...

Hi everyone!
I am happy to share with you today the February Class Project for the Artsy Adventure Kit Club. It features the fresh and funky SHE ART Collection by Christy Tomlinson for Pink Paislee. It is an 8"X10" album perfect for celebrating the GIRLS in your life! It could even be all about YOU! That is a concept I am sure most of us tend to shy away from but I thought what better way to share our own personal journeys that in a little book such as this. It pushes most of us out of our comfort zone by having to do that... but why not give it a shot!

This kit has a tremendous amount of products including canvas panels (for the covers), the SHE ART papers and die cuts, wooden alphabets and a plethora of flowers and ribbons. I even did all of the punching and die cutting for you so you just have to sit and play and not worry if you have the right punches in your stash ;) Remind me to not make a habit of putting so many fabulous dies in my projects... it was 2 days of die cutting to prep this!!! LOL! Oh well... YOU are worth it ;)

All Class kits come with a detailed powerpoint pdf set of instructions that will walk you though STEP BY STEP and we will have a Ustream class to go over some of the techniques in closer detail.

The response to my Artsy Adventure Kit Club for the January kit was overwhelming! It sold out in an unbelievable amount of time (I certainly didn't expect that) so I THANK YOU all! February kits are also moving fast and I haven't posted the photos until now. Fortunately, I increased the number of kits to have available but I don't think they will last long!

For the majority of you who have already joined for the February kit, it has been sent or will be en route this week. Instructions will be sent the first week of February.

So here is how this Class Kit Club works for those of you that may have missed it earlier... you have the option as to how you wish to participate.

First, you can simply purchase this February kit for $60 + shipping. You can also do a subscription. There is a 3 month subscription option that will give you a 10% discount. There is also a 6 month subscription option that will give you a 15% discount AND a free kit to be sent with your last shipment!

If you are interested, please email me at trisha.lado@gmail.com with your choice along with your mailing address (so I can determine shipping costs) and email address for the paypal invoice. Be sure to have ARTSY ADVENTURE KIT CLUB in the subject line so it doesn't get missed! I don't suspect the February kits will last long so please do not hesitate!

I hope you all like it as much as I do... it really is a fun project and even pushed me out of my comfort zone a little bit as the colours are brighter than I typically work with. The end result is sooooooo fun though that I love the end result and cannot wait to fill it with the perfect photos!

Have a great week everyone!


Friday, January 25, 2013

Something fun for my Canadian Peeps!


I am so excited to share that I will be teaching FIVE fabulous classes at Scrapbook Central in Medicine Hat, Alberta April 26-28, 2013! My Artsy Adventure Tour has been brought back home and I am looking forward to going to Charlene's store to share with her customers the following classes:

Friday, April 26 (6-10pm)
Manly Mini 
We’ve done frills, we’ve done flowers and now it’s time to add some some masculinity to our projects. Due to popular demand from paper crafters everywhere one of the biggest class requests is for some MANLY projects. This is one class you do not want to miss out on as each page in this project will share various techniques to give many of your future paper crafting projects the masculine touch you so desire. There will be a plethora of various tactile elements incorporated that scream “my guy will love this”! “Manly Mini” is one class you do not want to miss!


Saturday, April 27 (9am-12pm)
Luxurious Layout 
Lumpy Bumpy layouts are what Trisha specializes in. Layouts that capture ones attention as they are bursting with multiple layers and fabulous interactive components that force you to look at papers with a completely new set of eyes. Embellished with textural elements that beckon to be touched make this the perfect class to inspire any scrapbooker wishing to take their pages to the next level! 


Saturday, April 27 (2-6pm)

Memory Magic 
Featuring the gorgeous papers and beautiful embellishments from Pink Paislee in conjunction with Heidi Swapps’ Memory Files, you will create a unique album unlike any other you have ever created. Loaded with interactive components that give you maximum real estate for housing your cherished memories, this project will WOW you with every flip of the page. Try your hand at altering papers and embellishments with Color Shine to create one of a kind items to compliment your project and seeing how you will be inspired to customize various items .

Sunday April 28 (9am-1pm)
Subway Wall Art 
What is Subway Wall Art you ask? This is a trend has taken the decorating world by storm. In every home decor department you will find variations of this art form in funky wall hangings that often have inspirational words or quotes that have sometimes been combined with the perfect "trinkets" that work together to create a wonderful masterpiece. In this class you will have the opportunity to create your own piece of art that you will be able to proudly display in your home. Learn different transfer techniques using gesso, gel mediums, inks and paint while you collage your way into a one of a kind creation that will capture the attention of all whom have the privilege to view your  that you will undoubtedly prominently display in your home. Perfectly embellished while adding your own personal touches makes this a cherished keepsake for many years to come.

Sunday April 28 (2-5pm)Tags to Die For 
Tags are no longer just simple little things one would attach to a gift. Tags serve as the perfect foundation for creating miniature works of art that showcase numerous techniques using a variety of products. Whether you save them to use for future reference when creating other paper crafting projects or incorporate them onto a scrapbook layout, card or altered item, the choice is yours! This class is sure to inspire you as it is BURSTING with technique that are sure to get your creative juices flowing!

Now... here are some of the details with more to come soon! First up... I am offering an Early Bird Incentive to all who register for the first four classes listed above (all but the tag class) BEFORE March 15. Those who are joining me for those classes will receive a BONUS LAYOUT KIT!!! You heard right! I will be designing a class kit especially for those that come out to join me for a full on, crop to you drop weekend! But in order to qualify, you must register for Manly Mini, Memory Magic, Luxurious Layout AND Subway Wall Art by the deadline of March 15, 2013!

Each class will be bursting with FABULOUS products from many of the hottest manufacturers in the industry and jam packed with an insane amount of techniques that will surely spark your creativity!

There are limited spaces available so contact Scrapbook Central TODAY to register for what will undoubtedly be a fabulous weekend! You can call them at (403)580-2101 or email at scrapbookcentral-ab@shaw.ca.

Stay tuned as actual class samples are in the process of being designed NOW and sneak peek images will be posted ASAP!

Any further questions? Drop me an email at trisha.lado@gmail.com!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Creative Spaces...

Hi everyone!!! It's been awhile. I know!

Well, now that it's 2013 I am trying to make a few changes for the better. I am so fortunate to be able to spend my days doing what I love... SCRAPBOOKING of course! The downside to it is that my studio tends to look like a hurricane blew through it more often than not!

This morning, as I type this post, I snapped this pic just as my room sits this very day.  I am almost ashamed to show you the chaos that has taken over... eeeeeeeeeeeek!

Not pretty, right? Well... I guess I can justify it by calling it Creative Chaos but truthfully, it is becoming a tad bit overwhelming! I long for the days where my room looked so much prettier... like it did when it was featured in the Creating Keepsakes Magazines CREATIVE SPACES Special Edition.


Numerous scrappers in the industry were given the opportunity to show off their Creative Spaces and I was honoured to be among those asked to participate. At the time, everything was picture perfect! But now the truth is out... and I am sure I am not the only ones who's studio is less than print worthy at times ;)

The BRAND NEW Creative Spaces (volume 2) has just been released so perhaps it's time to check it out for a wee bit of inspiration. I was so inspired by those in the first that I cannot wait to see what is featured in the second. Undoubtedly lots of fabulous storage and organizing tips will be shared and as you can see, I need all the help I can get!


For today, I will settle with getting my Studio back to functional... I can't promise it will last but this is my goal!  Fingers crossed...

It really is a great space and I am fortunate to have a place to call my own... with 2 boys and a hubby I need a girly space and this does it for me! Some of my favourite things are in this room... namely some fabulous Print Block creations from Darryl Benson at Treasured Memories... I have numerous of these one of a kind works of art scattered around my home and they still put a smile on my face!


There is some great storage options in this room... now I just have to get to it and organize again! It can be done... so now I just have to make it priority and make it happen! lol!!!


So here's to a fabulous 2013 and one of a little less chaos!!! I want to enjoy the simple things that make me happy... like my blingy chandelier! I want to remember to just take a minute and look around... I have everything I need to make me a happy happy girl right here in my home... I am blessed.

What I am really excited to also share with you is that my friends at Creating Keepsakes have offered one of MY readers a chance to win their very own copy of the Creative Spaces newest issue. Simply leave a comment here on my blog with your favourite storage/ or organizing tip or your scrap space dreams and I will draw a winner upon my return from CHA in California next week!

Now join me in checking out these links for sneak peeks


There are some links to a few of the other gals blogs featured in the first issue... I can't wait to see their updates!

Happy SCrapping!!!

Trisha

Friday, December 14, 2012

Artsy Adventure Class Kit Club... January Revealed!


Alrighty everyone! The time has FINALLY come! I have teased a little bit over the past while mentioning that I would be starting up my Artsy Adventure Class Kit Club and now it's time to reveal the very first project! It's a doozey for the first one and I am very happy with how it has turned out!

I will warn you though... this is a lengthy post so grab a java and read on! You must read to the end for the really important stuff!

Drum roll please...................


This first project features the Heidi Swapp Memory Files along with many of the Vintage Chic papers and coordinating embellishments in combination with the uber fabulous Portfolio Collection and some Artisan Elements  by Pink Paislee! There is even a little bit of Prima thrown in as the flowers were a perfect match and I couldn't resist!

I combined all of these lovely projects into a Memory File album that is so very much more than a file folder. We have used the Memory Files to create a unique project that incorporates numerous techniques for using these items in less than conventional ways. On a relatively small amount of real estate within the Memory File you will create not only page layouts but you will also create a Mini Album that is housed within the file. There is no way to really describe this... you just have to see it to believe it!

This first kit I took the time and did virtually ALL the pre-cutting for you! The only thing you may have to cut is the odd bar code. That was no easy task I tell ya and it took a couple of days... phew! I cannot guarantee I will do that with every kit but I knew this project had to have things cut in a very specific way and truthfully would take you at least 2 hours before you even got to start on your project! I want this first project to be sunshine and rainbows for you.

Now this may be stressing you knowing there are about 100 tiny pieces of paper in your kit. DON'T panic!!!!!! I have got ya covered there too! Each kit was packed with care to ensure all necessary papers were in with necessary "sections" which were packed in individual smaller bags. When you receive your kit... do NOT tear into the little bags until you are ready to assemble as they have been packed pretty much in order of how you will be using them!!!!! What that means is you will carefully slide the contents of the bag out, keeping the pile in tact. As you follow the power point, the paper you need should be at the top of that pile so there is no rummaging trying to find the necessary piece. I tried to think of everything for you!


So basically when you are ready to create, grab your kit, download the instructions onto your ipad, grab a refreshment and give yourself about 4 hours of happy creating time! YUP! It's a MEGA project and one I think you will be thrilled with!

I should also mention, incase you are wondering, this project is COMPLETELY different from the Cherish Memory FIle Class and the Gratitude Memory File Class I taught earlier this year. It uses completely different techniques although some of of the same papers. If you did either of these classes earlier, this will make a great addition to YOUR Memory File System! If you didn't and are interested, let me know as I do have a few kits left!

Kits are packed a READY TO SHIP! Instructions for this class and all Kit Classes will be available for download the first of the month to those who have purchased kits.

Now onto the details of the class kit club!
Each monthly kit will be priced at $60.00 CAD (pretty much on par with the USD and AUD).
If you wish to sign up for 3 consecutive months (prepaid) you will receive a 10% discount (total $162.00).
If you wish to sign up for 6 consecutive months (prepaid) you will receive a 15% discount (total $306.00) AND a FREE kit that will come with your last months kit. That's a savings of more than $100!

In regards to shipping, unless otherwise requested, all items will be shipped the first week of the month via Canada Post. Within Canada and the USA you should have your kits in 1-2weeks. If you are international, it can take longer as it will go surface mail. Sometimes ladies have received their items in a couple weeks other times it has taken MUCH longer but I have no control over that. There is the option of upgrading your shipping to air and although more expensive it is trackable and a lot faster. This is a great option if you wish to combine your monthly kits and highly recommended. Shipping fees will be billed monthly (or when the item is shipped) as they could vary slightly month to month.

Every class kit will have a downloadable powerpoint pdf what will include all written instructions and a plethora of photos to walk you though the project. I do not print the instructions for you as they are usually very detailed and would bump up the price of the kits far too much and I am a firm believer that most would rather have detailed instructions and use their laptops, ipads or smartphones than have everything crammed onto 2 pages so they can be printed. If you wish to print them you can of course go ahead and do so but be sure to shrink the slide images down so you can fit multiple onto one page or with some projects you could be printing 30-40 pages!!!!

UStream class (online video) will also be scheduled and the date announced with each class kit reveal). It is not likely that I will always do the full class in this video but it is intended to walk you through specific techniques within the project. Sometimes it is easier to see me do it live rather than trying to figure it out off of photos and written text. This online video will be recorded so if you cannot make it the day it is aired you can watch it at your leisure. Because Ustream is interactive with the viewer, you can log in and participate in the chat session. You are able to chat amongst one another and ask any questions as we go along. I can see these questions and hopefully answer! It's a great format that has worked extremely well for me in the past.

In each Ustream session I will also SHOW the project for the next month! This is a great opportunity to get excited about what will be coming to your door in only a couple of weeks!

So do you want a taste of the online classes? Be sure to check out my Artsy Adventure Channel HERE and there are a couple of recorded classes from the past.

One more feature of the Artsy Adventure Class Kit Club is that each month I will start a Facebook Event just for registrants of that particular month. This will be a private event where you will be free to share your projects, ask questions, give tips, etc. I think that having an interactive page will allow everyone to feel like they are getting more of the"classroom" experience!

Now for a little EARLY BIRD SPECIAL to really kick off the Artsy Adventure Kit Club with style!
Until December 24, 2012 register for the 6 months of classes, receive a 20% discount (increased from 15%), a FREE kit AND free shipping within Canada and the USA for the January and February Kits (these will be shipped together the first week of January!). This is a GREAT time to tell you loved ones about that gift you would like for Christmas that keeps on giving month after month!

How to order: Please email trisha.lado@gmail.com with ARTSY ADVENTURE KIT CLUB in the subject line. Please indicate whether you wish to order one kit, 3 months or 6 months. To make shipping more feasible, the January AND February kits will be ready to ship the first week of January so if you prefer to have just the 2, just let me know! The INSTRUCTIONS for the February kit will not be available until the first week of that month though! I know, I am such a tease! Please be sure to include your mailing address along with how you prefer to be billed. You can either do a bank transfer or paypal. An invoice will be sent and upon receipt of payment your kits will be sent! It's THAT easy my friends!

Now I would love some help spreading the word so here's a little more incentive! Once you sign up for the Kit Club (monthly, 3 months or 6 months... doesn't matter!) share this link on your facebook wall and telling your friends and tag me: Trisha Ladouceur or Artsy Adventure with Trisha Ladouceur. Your name will be entered into a draw for a prize pack valued at more than $50!!!!!

Be sure to tune in on Ustream on December 20, 2012 at 7pm MST (Alberta) as I will be doing a little Christmas Tag Class AND I will show you the FULL January project and share some of February to really get you excited!

I will tell you that for this first kit I did a VERY limited number so if you are interested I would not hesitate as I do not suspect they will last long! And once they are gone... they are GONE!

Any questions? Contact me directly at trisha.lado@gmail.com












Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Something new on the horizon for 2013!!!

As you all know I have had the privilege of teaching classes to ladies (and a few gentlemen) around the world and I often have requests for class kits to be shipped. Well, I am now going to offer MONTHLY classes in a Kit Club format. What does that mean? Well read on my friends! The details are laid out below! I hope you will join in on the fun as I have been working on this for the past while and am excited to share what I have in store for you all!

Beginning January 2013 I will be offering up a monthly class to all willing participants. Each month the projects will vary but will all be equally as spectacular! I plan on changing it up every month so there is something for every one. It may be layouts, home decor, mini albums tags and cards. Perhaps it might even be a combination of projects.

All kits will come with a powerpoint pdf loaded with photos and detailed instructions. I also plan on doing a Ustream show every month just so you can feel you are getting a bit of the "classroom" experience! This will allow me to walk you through any techniques that are better demonstrated rather than being in written form. I will also be showing the NEXT months project just to get you excited!

All kits will be shipped out the first week of the month and the Ustream show will be scheduled for the last week. This will allow for shipping times to most locations in North America. For my international students, do not fret! The Ustream will be recorded so that if you do not have your kit you will be able to come back and view the broadcast at your convenience!

If you are concerned about shipping rates, I have a couple solutions. First, you will be able to "hold" your kit and ship every two months. If I have the kits ready for shipping before the beginning of the month I can ship to you sooner! You can also pair up with a friend. Often the rate will not fluctuate too much if I add another kit. This way you can split the cost with a friend and then you likely have someone to work on your project with too! You will have the option between ground shipping (least expensive but lengthier delivery times) or expedited... it comes sooner but is more pricey. Shipping rates may differ depending on the size of the kit each month. This will be billed prior to the kit being sent.

The kits will be jam packed with products from a variety of manufacturers. They will have everything you need aside from what is considered to be a part of your tool kit. When the kit is revealed, the supply list will also be posted. Should you require anything "extra" (i.e. paints, inks, etc) I may have limited quantities of those items available as an add on if you cannot get them at your local store.

The classes will have a variety of techniques that you can use in many of your other paper crafting projects. I always strive to include something that make you go "WOW!" and push you to try something you may not have thought of trying previously. Even if the colour or theme isn't right up your alley you will learn something new every time so you can take those skills acquired and try them out again on something more suitable!

I hope this peaks your interest... stay tuned as the first project and pricing details will be revealed within the coming days in time to treat yourself for the holidays!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Class Kits Clearance!!!

Many of you may have seen these kits if you are on Facebook however it has been brought to my attention that many are not! I cannot imagin my life without Facebook however I am sure I would have far more time to get things done so to speak as it is definitely a time waster... but a very valuable tool in my life! Anyways, I am not the greatest blogger as you already know but I am going to try to make more of an effort. I thought I would give those of you that may have missed it on Facebook the opportunity to check out some of the leftover class kits I have available for sale. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom as I have a little incentive ;)

Just in time for the holidays, I am clearing out the last of my class kits from 2012 and a couple from 2011. I must make room for all of the fabulous new classes in the works for 2013! That means that I am offering them up at great prices! Every kit comes complete with detailed instructions with plenty of photos so you can complete them at home with ease. If you are interested, drop me an email at trisha.lado@gmail.com and I can ship them off to you ASAP!



 First up is the Pink Paislee/ Heidi Swapp Cherish Memory File Album. I had the privilege of teaching this class several times in Canada, Europe and Australia and ladies LOVED it! The kit is bursting with an insane amount of Pink Paislee and Heidi Swapp goodies and you will learn some clever ways to add an insane number of photos in a relatively small space. This may very well change the way you scrapbook... or it will certainly increase your options! This kit is only $60 plus shipping!

This fun Prima Friends Layout incorporates their beautiful papers and coordinating embellishments and is bursting with texture and dimension. Only $20 plus shipping!

 Using the London Market Collection from Pink Paislee (one of my all time favourites) you will create a stunning 12X12 layout that you can customize to any theme you wish! I have mine titled "JUST US" however I had ladies use it for many other themes as you have full sets of letters you can use to personalize it. This kit has been reduced to only $40 plus shipping! I should also mention that you get the instructions for a couple of bonus cards as well using some of the leftovers in your kit making this an excellent value!

 Only one of these beauties left! This My Minds Eye Live, Laugh Love Layout was a huge hit with the gals in Puerto Rico last year! It incorporates flips and flaps that allow you to add extra photos and journaling to your project. You will definitely be taking the techniques learned in this class and applying them to other projects in the future I am sure! I have reduced it to $25.

Using a plethora of 7 Gypsies, Prima and Tim Holtz goodies you will create a fabulous library drawer that is bursting with little ATC Card sized pages. It is a clever way to display some of the photos you have taken over the years that deserve a unique place to reside. Some have changed it up and used it as a phone book/ address keeper of sorts (remember those?!) and a couple have used it as a calendar by customizing the tabs). However you decide to use this 7 Gypsies Library Drawer it is up to you of course but it is a fun filled project that you will love to display in your home for all to see! This kit is only $60 plus shipping and comes complete with detailed photos of the numerous little cards along with written instructions to make assembly a breeze.

 
This Pink Paislee "JOYFUL DAYS"/ "ESCAPE" Layouts class kit is  bursting with  the Gorgeous London Market Collection of papers and embellishments along with the Mistable letters and the right touch of beautiful Prima flowers to enhance this project perfectly. This class kit will allow you to create TWO stunning 12X12 Layouts that are bursting with layered beauty. This kit is only $45 plus shipping.
 
This next class features the brand new company Carta Bella.This Beautiful Moments class kit will guide you through the steps of creating TWO 12X12 layouts. There are soem great tips and techniques to giving your otherwise flat embellishments some really cool texture and dimension, certainly leaving you to want to try them out on other paper crafting projects in the future! This class kit is only $30 plus shipping.
Finally, I have this one last kit that I assembled just this week. I was feeling a little festive! This class kit will guide you  through numerous techniques as you create 5 different holiday tags. These can be used to give away of course however I am thinking that if you are anything like me you will want to keep them for yourself and add them to your Christmas layouts and mini albums. Who knows, you may wish to recreate them and use them on cards, etc. This class will be taught via a Ustream class on December 20 at 7pm Alberta time. This kit is only $30 and if you are in Canada, I am offering free shipping until Monday December 10 and reduced shipping to the USA ($7.00) and international ($10.00). Everything has been die cut for you (and there are an INSANE number of die cuts!!!!!!!) so you just have to come and play along with me! If you cannot make it to the scheduled Ustream class... do not despair as it will be recorded so you can go back and watch it when you are ready to create!

Now, in the spirit of the holidays, I feel like giving so here's what I am going to do! If you order 2 kits I will give a 10% discount. Order 3 kits and I will give a 20% discount. Order 4 kits and I will give you 25% discount AND a free Christmas Tag Class Kit!!!!!!!!!! This offer will expire December 15, 2012.

This is a great opportunity to also send your hubbies or significant others to me with your wish list and I will be sure you are taken care of! Be sure to drop me an email ASAP at trisha.lado@gmail.com as there are only a few kits left and you do not want to miss out!

Happy Scrapping everyone!
Trisha

Friday, December 7, 2012

A Quick Christmas Class...



It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially in the Great White North. The temperatures have dropped to sometimes frigid lows, the ground is covered in a thick blanket of snow and the roads are often wretched meaning I have stayed inside more often than not.  The photo above shows the view from my studio window... I am cold just looking at it!

Yes, it's FREEZING outside but it is beautiful to look at from the warmth and comfort from my home. In fact, it's very inspiring too.

I know I probably have a million other things I could and even should be doing but I felt inspired to hit my studio the past couple of days and create a few Christmas Tags. I had so much fun creating them that I thought it would be great to create a few kits as surely there are a few of you lovely ladies who may want to join in on the fun!


All 5 of the tags have been prepped and kitted and are sitting ready to go so I can pop them in the mail immediately! To make it even more fun, I thought I would offer it up as a Ustream class as there are a lot of techniques involved so a video would certainly make it easier! All of the die cutting has been done (trust me... there are a LOT of amazing Tim Holtz/Sizzix die cuts), there are a plethora of different materials we will be working with and there are some cool embellishments for these tags. They are simply stunning and I am betting that you will rather keep them for yourself and use them in you scrapbooks rather than actually give them away! Most importantly, I will share some fabulous techniques that you will be able to carry over into many of your other paper crafting projects. Know that I did everything possible to make these kits as ready to go as possible as I know how busy everyone is at this time of year... but don't forget to take a little bit of time to yourself!

The Ustream class will be on Thursday, December 20 at 7pm. This will allow for shipping and if we get on it, you will hopefully have your kit by then! If you don't, no worries as the Ustream show will be recorded so you can head back and watch it again at your leisure.

These will fit into a office sized envelope which means the shipping charges are greatly reduced AND they should arrive within 1 week in Canada and the US and within 2 elsewhere. Although there are no guarantees from the Post Office the lady assures me that at this time of year they do all they can to rush the mail as they know gifts, etc are being sent.

So... do I have your attention? GOOD! Kits are only $30 +shipping. Until Monday, December 10, I am offering FREE shipping in Canada and reduced shipping to the USA ($7.00) and $10.00 elsewhere around the globe. Interested? Drop me an email with your mailing address and email address and I can forward a paypal invoice asap and we can ship these out to you right away!

Check back here right away as I will also be making a pretty cool announcement that I am hoping will excite you as much as I!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Trisha
 

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