Friday, August 30, 2013


Saturday, Aug. 31st - Copic Classes with Lorena! 
Intro to Copic Class 
Are you curious about Copic markers and what makes them different than all the other markers that you already have in your stash?  Believe me, they are very different.  They are very blendable, and goof-proof.

I would love to show you how to use these markers and show you that you too can be an expert at Copic colouring in under two hours!

My Copic basics class is packed with techniques and includes 6 markers to get you started.  I provide you with a reference sheet with all the techniques and tips you learned in the class so that you can practice on your own at home.


Where - Auntie Em's Scrapbooking - 109 Eleventh Street, Cornwall
When - August 31st, Saturday at noon
What to bring - pen/pencil for note taking and paper if you wish, but not necessary
Cost - $65 + HST

The colours included in the class are as follows:

Contact Auntie Em's Scrapbooking 613-938-4888, to reserve your spot for the  class.  

Copic Sepia Technique Class
Join Lorena on Saturday, August 31st at 2:15pm for a Copic Techniques class featuring "Sepia" colouring using the E40's series of markers.
Enjoy the look of sepia coloured images by using your copic markers. This unique approach is easier than it looks, you will be impressed with your results. You will have 5 images to colour and practice.
As always you will receive a techniques instruction sheet for your notes. Please contact the store to reserve your seat in the class and your markers, today!
Class cost is $20 (markers not included) plus HST.
Colours required:
E40 Brick White
E41 Pearl White
E42 Sand White
E43 Dull Ivory
E44 Clay
E47 Dark Brown
E49 Dark Bark
I will also be running a Copic BASICS class the same date, if you are interested in learning the basics contact Auntie Em's Scrapbooking to reserve your spot!

Friday, August 16, 2013


I love using different shapes on my layouts. For those who know me, you'll notice I'm a little circle obsessed...but I can play with all shapes with the best of them. Here I'm showing you what I've done with the dearly beloved three point shape:

1.  Using it in your design...

Using the triangle in your design will always, and I mean always, be pleasing to the eye. Try it...bunch everything in a triangular shape on your layouts and you'll be happy with how it all works together. When I'm stumped for a page design I almost always revert back to this design style.

2.  Creating arrows...

I'm a huge fan of arrows right now. I like to point arrows at the focal point in my layouts...arrows are just cool. I love finding different ways to use my scraps so in this layout I cut out little triangles out of my scraps and used them in a straight line pointing to that ugly face on the page. I'm directing your eye to the main focus that is telling the story.

3.  Using arrows where you think arrows exist...

I used triangles (again with scraps) as the rays of sunshine. You could also use them to create the roof of a house, a star, grass, mountains, bows, skirts, anywhere you think arrows exist.

 I love creating my own embellishments with paper. It saves money on pre-made embellishments, it adds interesting elements, and you can control the size of the embellishment to work with what you have.

Stay tuned for the interesting..........square!!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Colouring with Tim Holtz Distress Markers class - Aug 21 2013

Create soft water colour images with Tim Holtz Distress Markers. Not just for
journaling, these markers are perfect for colouring a stamped image or using the
peel off sticker images to create a stained glass look. A less expensive alternative to Copic, you will fall in love.

You need not bring anything to the class, all supplies will be included - you will not come out with a finished product, this is a techniques class.  You will have many images to turn into fantastic cards, pre-cut card kits will be available for purchase.

Class will be taught
by Lorena August 21st, 6:00pm. $17 + HST. Call the store today to reserve your spot.


Space is limited - call Auntie Em's today to reserve your spot

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Oh washi tape...what can I say about you. You have filled a void in my life, you have warmed my heart with excitement, you light sunshine in me on the gloomiest days...oh how I love you my pretty, pretty washi tape.

This layout took me a whole 20mns to complete. Tore different pieces of washi tape for my border, added some flowers by my picture and added a few touches such as a word and enamel dots, then my journalling and presto, done! Easiest layout ever but beautiful thanks to my beloved washi tape...and the kids are alright looking...;0)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

So I call this layout "Use everything you can think of"  I sprayed, I stamped, I layered, I stamped again, I gelatoed, I inked, etc...  I go a little crazy sometimes but the end result is fun. This picture doesn't really show all of the layers involved in this layout. I need to improve my layout photography skills.

I love, love, love the new chalkboard washi tape that I wrote on. First time I use it and certainly won't be the last. I'm thinking of using it in a future project of placing it all around my paper starting from the edges coming in. That will be for a layout with a lot of journalling involved but think it will look super cool...oh, I'm getting excited just thinking about the possibilities. Stay tuned for that one! Or I could create a bunch of journalling "boxes" by cutting even strips and making squares with it.  Or I could create a border with it around my photos and journal about the picture. Or ...ok, I'll stop now.

I'd like to point out my newest addiction...adding pattern paper corners to my pages. Such a nice touch. Good way to tie in colors, in my case I'm usually always trying to tie in some black.

Well, gotta go. Season finale of the Bachelorette is playing tonight and I'm anxious to see if she dumps both guys because she had her heart broken from contestand #3!!!  Love reality that's really reality that you would have 25 gorgeous guys to choose from and of course they all fall in love with you...barf, barf.

Catch ya next time.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Hey!!!  So excited to be submitting to this blog! I went in to Auntie Em's on Saturday and this "blogging" thing came about.  I've never blogged before and, I'll be honest,  am a little intimidated.  Please be patient since I'm sure you'll see half a post then the rest when I've figured out something is

I'm super pumped to be posting my work because sometimes I'll work on layouts and the only one who ever sees it is my husband. He tries to act interested but I'm sure he's VERY happy I now have all of you to share with.

Speaking of layouts, last night I decided to work with soft colors...all different whites. I actually bought all of this paper on Saturday at Emma's for 40% off. All of her Christmas goodies were on sale and I saw this paper and loved it. Sometimes, I try to think outside the box and use "seasonal" lines for different "non seasonal" layouts. I love the effect this paper has with the soft colours of Oskar, my Dad's beloved dog.

Notice how I wrote "My brotha". I'm not trying to be hip...I just ran out of the letter "r" and had to  Now I look cool and was able to use the letter stickers I wanted.

So, there we are, my first post is done...pheww! Be back soon...

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Happy News

Who doesn't like happy news??  I'm happy to introduce Michelle Pilon to Auntie Em's design team. I'll let Michelle tell you all about herself, but I must say I'm sure she will inspire you. Please help me in welcoming her to the team and I look forward to her upcoming posts!! Watch for her here and of course on Auntie Em's Scrapbooking facebook page -

Introducing Michelle, (in her words!)

I caught the scrapbooking bug when I attended my first Creative Memories party in 2002. I soon became addicted to all the pretty papers, tools, embellishments, etc., etc.,. I left this wonderful hobby for about four years after the birth of my second child. My third child turned three and that is when the craziness started. I knew I needed to get back into scrapbooking to keep my sanity.
I am a mother of three gorgeous boys who continue to give me daily inspiration. I try to not only scrapbook special occasions but daily life within our family. I believe that the little things that make me laugh and happy will be the memories I truly want to cherish.
I'm a lover of all things creative. I love photography, fashion, art, music, jewelry, literature.  I've never been a great oral communicator but give me a pen and paper and I am open about my feelings. Scrapbooking has helped me express myself and has become my therapy. 
I’m not sure what my style is. I like to try new techniques and products. I know what I’m not, I don’t do vintage and I’m not huge on flowers…probably because I have three boys. I’m definitely a paper crafter. I like to embellish using papers, all different kinds of papers. I usually throw a bunch of different things together and it’s a surprise to me how it will turn out in the end.
I’m super excited to be on Emma’s design team. I will keep challenging myself to bring new ideas to this blog. It is a huge compliment to think that Emma believes I can contribute to all of you talented scrappers.

and look at this pretty face (my words!)

NOW - no pressure Michelle - but show us your stuff!! lol 

Thanks for stopping by! And this is my promise to you all I am hoping to make this blog more active - so feel free to remind ever once and a while!!

ttfn Emma :)