Friday, October 18, 2013


Join me on the last Wednesday of each month starting Jan. 2014 for a 3 hrs. workshop and learn how easy it is to use My Digital Studio from Stampin’ Up! Each month we will dive into the ins & outs of the software with demonstrations, projects and assignments that will help you learn and use this software to it’s fullest.

What to do you get?
3 hrs. of class time, with a 15 minute break
Class notes, Study files, Learning Projects, Not included software, computer, or any digital files that are required for class.

Starting January 29, 2014 - February 26, 2014 - March 26, 2014

What you will learn: The basics, Adding Text, Adding Photo Boxes, Adding Embellishments, Using Designer Templates and much, much more. 

Projects: Create your own basic business card, 12-up Cards, 6 x 6 scrapbook page, Web banner.

Review of Class 1
Projects due beginning of class.

What you will learn:  Add Multiple Items, Background Photo, Crop Embellishments, Crop Stamps, Customizable Color Palette, Default Bleed Area, Delete Project Preview, Designer Template Selection, Edit Objects Off Canvas, Enhanced Photo Drag and Drop, Enhanced Page Layer Editing, Export to JPG, PDF, PNG, Fill Punch with Card stock, with photo, Font/Global Search, Recolor Designer Series Paper, Recolor Embellishments, Round Paper Corners, Round Photo Corners, Splatter Tool, Stamp Image Coloring, Suggested Color Combos, Watermark (how to create a copyright for your pictures.

Projects: 12 x 12 scrapbook page, Postcard, Thank You Card

Review of Class 2
Projects due beginning of class.

What you will learn:  Batch Photo Effects, Calendar Effects, Change All Text in Project, 
Change Layer of Selected Objects, Change Punch Shape, Change Text Case, Custom 
Canvas Size, Custom Groups, Edit Object Shortcut Key, Export to SVG, Layers Palette, 
Locking and Unlocking Page Objects, Mirror Designer Series Paper, Mirror/Flip Grouped 
Images, Mirror Text, Photo Fill Grouped,  Boxes, Project Size Conversion, Recolor Photo, 
Smart Guides, Smart Object Alignment, Text in Columns, Text Justification, Text Shapes, 
Text Tracking, Vector Stamp Brush Images (Enlarging Stamps), Zoom Tool Shortcuts.

Projects: 12 x 12 scrapbook page, Birthday Party Suite, Project Life Tags Final projects will need to be handed in 1 month after class April 26, 2014
(NOTE: This is not a how to install your software class you must come ready to go. The pace of the class will be determined by the instructor and class/computer knowledge. We will try to cover everything listed but in the time allotted.) this is a PC course but can be adapted for MAC.

For More information and to register see here.

Friday, October 11, 2013

FLASHBACK FRIDAY'S - Asian Scrap booking Page

In approximately 27 days I will be heading on an adventure that I can't believe that I am doing. I am going to China, Beijing to be exact and I am thrilled and a little weary seeing I am totally going out of my comfort zone and travelling the first leg alone. Ya Ya I hear you suck it you say what an adventure and your right however the thought of being so far away in a socialist country were you squat to pee makes this princess a little ah freaked out. But I know I will have the best time ever, and I am meeting up with some of my familia from Italy 2011, and even better I get to spend time with Ali Edwards! A women that I so admire, for her creativity, her strength, her love of her children, for her kindness to us mere want-a-be's.

This weeks Flashback is a page I did using Kaiser Kraft another line I love to use and of course Stampin Up.

Good morning, today's post has nothing to do with Christmas but everything to do with pattern, texture and colour.

I love anything Asian, especially when it comes to type/fonts and of course paper. I love the colours in this particular paper and of course with Stampin' Up I was able to co-ordinate what I have already which makes scrap booking so simple.

I love how the type/font works as a texture in the background but also works well as a stand alone. I haven't decided what photo I am going to use for this page yet but I am sure that a black and white or even a sepia will do the trick!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013



Well we have official SOLD OUT for the Baby Girl album but we do have lots of boy's left for those who might be still interested. Again remember the date has changed to November 2, 2013!

We've had a date change for Baby Album Workshop seems I need some education also so we have changed the workshop date to Sat November 2, 2013. We have only a few spots left for this fabulous workshop so if you have not signed up please do so soon. If you are not a scrap booker not an issue this kit comes already prepared all you need to do is follow my directions it's as easy as that plus I am here to help.

For those who sign-up before October 15th your name will go in for a draw to win The Tooth Fairy Chronicles Kit see here

For a peak at the Baby Album Book for Girls you can see the post here. 

This workshop includes everything you need to create this beautiful album, with some leftover of course in case you want to change it up or add more. My workshops are designed for you to get your creative juices going and change it up if you wish! This kit is absolutely sweet and you will be itching to add your photos when you get home.

Each kit contains:

  • 5 x 7 Coordinating album and ribbon
  • Information Sheet to capture babies date of birth, time, place, even first visitors and distinct characteristics.
  • Boy Sheet of stickers
  • Boy Layered Chipboard
  • Boy Decorative Brads
  • Alpha Stickers
  • Element Stickers
  • Boy Journalling Cards
  • 10 clear sleeves
  • First 7 days cards

DATE: Saturday November 2, 2013
TIME: 10 - 4 pm
WHERE: My workshop studionoeight
LOCATION: 144 Patterson Cres., Carleton Place, Ontario

Sorry, I only have very limited numbers so don't be disappointed!

Payment can be done via transfer for $65.00 to e-mail or 
via Payal for $66.89. For e-mail transfer please indicate Boy or Girl kit.

 Cost for this one day workshop $65.00











Friday, October 4, 2013

CROP AND CRUISE UPDATE - October 1-13 Deposit Special from Norwegian

Still trying to decide whether or not to join us this Feb? Well this deal from Norwegian Cruise Lines should make your decision even easier.

From October 1-13 pay only $250.00 pp for your deposit (Only $500 pp instead of a $1,000 pp) it can't get any easier than that?

Well it does, 

Studionoeight will be donating a brand new Big Shot Die-Cut Machine Regular Price: $136.61. If you sign up during October 1-13 you will receive an extra ballot just for signing up. Pay for the whole cruise and you will get two. For everyone who does go on the cruise you will receive one ballot. So the more ballots the more chances to win, can't get better than that. Just one of the big prizes we are offering during this cruise.

Crop and Cruise Details
Balcony Cabin $1134.01
Interior Cabin $933.01
Ocean View Cabin $1044.01

These Prices included all taxes, gov’t fees
All prices are based on double occupancy. Single supplements available at an additional charge. 
We can help find a cabin mate if needed.

Deposits are due by October 19th, 2014*
Final payments are due December 3, 2014

  • The cropping Fee will be $125 if you are bringing someone with you who does not wish to crop the fee will be waived for them.
  • Classes will be provided by me and more information will be provided shortly
  • There will be give-aways and sponsors and these will be added as we add them. Each cropper will get a bag of stuff.  

Questions Regarding Travel 

Stephanie Lough our Vacation Specialist at Pure Magic Vacations
Call: 1-613-543-3006

Questions Regarding Events/Classes
Jo-Ann Pullen of
Call: 1-613-818-6962

Pay only $250.00 pp for your deposit from October 1-13 can't get any easier than that?

FLASHBACK FRIDAY'S - "The Garden" Using Spice Cake with 7" x 5" Shadow Box

Well it is hard to believe that Friday is here already, where does the time go?  I mean we are almost into October already!

This weekend I have so much going on from getting ready for my trip to Italy; to my Open House this Sunday at 1 pm (stop by if your in the area); to attending a 12 Hour Crop. Elgin's Crop for Childhood Cancer is held each year in Carleton Place, Ontario Canada. This 12 Hour Crop brings a community together to remember a brave little boy who lost his fight with cancer. See Here. If you would like to make a donation please do. Funds raised support the Clown Program at CHEO. (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario) this was a program that Elgin truly loved and benefited from. As well the money we raise supports other related charities and local cancer kids.

For today's project I wanted to create something like a secret garden a window to the outside. With butterflies, flowers, swirls, little picket fence, lattice and a little tricycle.

This project it so cute and really super easy!


You will need the following:
  • 5" x 7" shadow box picture frame (White)
  • Spice Cake Designer Series Paper
  • Very Vanilla Card Stock
  • Pear Pizzaz Card Stock
  • Flower Punch
  • Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die
  • Little Leaves Sizzlits Die
  • Floral Fusion Sizzlets Die 
  • Lace Ribbon Border Punch
  • 1" Square Punch
  • Jewels Basic Pearls
  • Creative Elements Stamp Set
  • Ink colours: Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, and River Rock

 thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Lunch Box Love Week #3

Whoops I can't believe that it is Wednesday and I have already missed two posts. I have been busy with getting ready for our Info evening coming this Thursday for our Crop and Cruise in Feb 2014 plus trying to get things final for my trip to China in November with Ali Edwards! Plus finishing my Xmas Digital Line.

I have been getting such fantastic feedback from Mom's, friends, Aunts, Nana's about how cute these little cards are. Week 3 is upon us and we have a new set of printable Lunch Box Love notes to down load for FREE.

Please share with your other Mom's. You can download the PDF HERE.

Friday, September 20, 2013

FLASHBACK FRIDAY'S - Colour Inspiration Challenge #45

Not Just About Absence of Colour

I would like to take a moment this week and thank everyone who left a message regarding last weeks challenge I was honoured and deeply thrilled by your responses. Thank you Thank you Thank you!

Little Tidbit for this week

This week I thought I would put a little spin on the challenge for me and expand my brain by doing a google search on famous people whose last names begin with Black, Grey and White. So here are the results:

Black, Joseph 1728-1799. British chemist who rediscovered carbon dioxide (1756) and formulated the concepts of latent heat and specific heat.

Grey, Lady Jane 1537-1554. Queen of England for nine days (1553). Proclaimed queen on the death of Edward VI (July 10, 1553), she was imprisoned after her short reign, replaced by the popular Mary Tudor, later Mary I, and subsequently beheaded for treason.

White, E (lwyn) American writer and humorist who contributed essays, editorials, and parodies to the New Yorker. He also wrote children's books, including Charlotte's Web (1952), and revised a 1918 writing manual, The Elements of Style (1959).

Each week Kristina Werner posts a new colour inspiration on her blog and they are truly inspiring. Here is my entry for colour inspiration #45 what I like to call "Getting Back to Basics". This card was inspired by the stamp set 5th Avenue Floral and the new Textured Impressions Manhattan Flower plus the new Designer Hardware Basic Small Grommets all from Stampin Up. If you don't have these yet make it part of your next order as it is fantastic and great for wedding invitations see here. Anyway here it goes, please let me know what you think!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

MDS (My Digital Studio) - Scrapbooking My Trip to Italy MDS style!

Where Has the Time Gone 

With my trip to China getting closer and closer I am reflecting on my last trip with Ali Edwards to Italy and all the beautiful pictures and places I have been but have still not scrap booked. I am feeling so guilty because I know that other people have done their books and they look fabulous and mine not so good.  

Yes I am still working on scrap booking my trip to Italy circa 2011. I am so ashamed, it isn't like I don't have any paper, stamps embellishments etc etc. I mean my friends call my place the store. But I have gotten lost in so many other things that it is time for a kick in butt. So I have decided along with the traditional way of scrap booking I am going to do digital pages too. From now until I leave for China I will posting scrap book pages of my trip to Italy using of course Stampin Up's MDS. Seriously it is super easy and isn't cheating.

The following is Vernazza a town and comune located in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northwestern Italy. It is one of the five towns that make up the Cinque Terre region. And a most amazing place to visit. 

We had been there less than a week before the big flood that destroyed the town, covered with mud from a terrible slide.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

OCTOBER AFTERNOON - Mini Book Using Travel Girl

Travelling to China in November

For those of you who don't know I will be travelling to China on a tour with Ali Edwards and I am beyond excited! I have been waiting for this tour for so long and in less than 8 weeks I will be flying to San Fran to meet up with the group for “The Ultimate CHINA Tour”. 

This isn't my first tour with Ali but my second two years ago I went to Italy, for approx two weeks of absolute bliss! Not only did I fill a dream of visiting Italy but I got to meet and spend time with Ali two things off my bucket list! I also made so many new friends that I call them my Italian familia from around the world. Most of us have stayed in contact via Facebook and many have gotten together over the past two years for reunions or just a little girl time.

For my trip to Italy I journalled the entire trip but found after awhile when I tried to assemble my scrapbook of the trip it was very time consuming and I lost my mojo at the same time. For my trip to China I am doing mini books, taking mini pics and writing/creating during my trip. So when I return I have something to inspire me!

The following is my first mini using OCTOBER AFTERNOON'S Travel Girl, I absolutely love this line and bought EVERYTHING that came with it. It has to be one of my all time favourites for colour, fun theme, inspiration, and just plan funny.