Friday, April 4, 2014

Days of Yesteryear...

I know I say it near every time but seriously, I think this has to be one of my favourite projects as of late! Tim Holtz never ceases to amaze us paper crafters with his collections of vintage inspired products and this latest release is no different.
After anxiously awaiting the newest arrivals to land on my doorstep I cleared my desk and calendar for a few days so I could set to work in my studio to complete one of my newest class samples designed for my Artsy Adventure Tour in Australia next month.
I chose some of my favourite pieces and set to work constructing this interactive Folio Album.
 So many little details throughout to really take your paper crafting to the next level. With every turn of the page or flip of the flap there are little bits to make you stop and look closer.

 Sure to become one of your favourites as it captivates you and any who looks though it. This is definitely one album that will be proudly displayed for all to see and enjoy!

Classes are confirmed for Scrap N Patch in Toowoomba, QLD May 16-18, 2014 and Scrapbook Secrets in Maddington, WA Australia May 23-25, 2014. Spaces are filling so contact them today to be sure you do not miss out!

If you are not in Australia to take the class but are wanting a kit, drop me an email at trisha.lado@gmail.com and that can be arranged! All kits come complete with the products needed to finish the project and detailed written instructions with plenty of photos to get you through the project with ease will be emailed via powerpoint pdf.

Have a great weekend my crafty peeps!





Thursday, April 3, 2014

Class Kit Club April Reveal

Hey friends!

I have been super busy in the studio again... you may have seen a few of the sneak peeks posted this past week on Facebook and Instagram but in case yo missed it.... here are the sneak peeks for the APRIL kit for the Artsy Adventure Class Kit Club!

This month we are working with the Stationer's Desk Collection from Prima as we create TWO stunning 12X12 layouts.


The kit is bursting with the coordinating papers, flowers, chipboard, flair bits, stamp, tags, paperclips and wooden pieces along with a few other bits and pieces.

 Everything works so well together and in true Trisha form there are plenty of "Lumps and Bumps" and "Layers a-plenty!!!!".

Each layout incorporates some beautiful embellishing that enhance not only the focal photos but also the slide outs that are perfect for adding extra photos or hidden journaling.

These dimensional layouts are perfect for mounting on a canvas or framing as they are far too pretty to hide away in an album (unless of course you want to).

There are a limited number of extra kits available if you are not already a subscriber so drop me an email at trisha.lado@gmail.com.

If you are not a subscriber to the Artsy Adventure Class Kit Club yet and wish to be here are your options:

1. Monthly: $60CAD + Shipping
2. 3 month subscription: $60/ month X 3 months - 10%-= $162+ Shipping
3. 6 month subscription: $60/ month X 6 months- 15%= $306+ Shipping PLUS get a FREE BONUS kit (this is definitely the most popular option!).

To all current subscribers... a special offer for you :D Have a friend sign up for a 3 or 6 month subscription and mention YOUR name as the one who referred them and your name will go into a draw for a prize package valued at $100 on May 31, 2014. This is a GREAT opportunity to bring a friend on board so you have someone with whom you can work on your monthly projects with! With each new Subscription you refer April 3- May 31, 2014 you can also earn $5 (3 month) and $10 (6 month) credits towards other class kits that are not a part of the Monthly Kit Club. These are redeemable for up to 50% off a class kit you see advertised online!

Anyways, stay tuned as I will be doing the Tim Holtz DAYS OF YESTERYEAR Post next. The photos have been posted on Facebook and Instagram but it's worthy of it's own post!

Happy Scrapping!
Trisha

Friday, March 28, 2014

Finally....

The class sneak peeks for the Artsy Adventure Tour Australia are starting to make an appearance! In case you haven't seen them on Facebook or my instagram... heres's a few glimpses into what you can expect as part of my upcoming classes down under!

First up... this is the EVERYDAY STORY class that will be at Scrapbook Secrets in WA, Australia on Sunday May 25 and Treasured Memories here in Edmonton, AB, Canada on Saturday, April 26.


Featuring the Daily Stories Collection by Teresa Collins Designs we will create a one of a kind album with an unbelievable amount of interactive components. These unique parts of the Memory File album are perfect for giving more real estate so you can easily document those precious memories of yours through numerous photos and journalling. With every turn of the page and flip of the flap you will find something else that captures your eye and your interest. With this kit for this class being one of the best I have ever offered this is surely one class that you do NOT want to miss!

Ephemera bits, chipboard and epoxy elements make this a project with lots of fun textures.
As always, there are loads of layers throughout.
The perfect combination of trendy colours makes this a fabulous palette to work with!
This project has plenty of space for numerous photos and plenty of journalling so you can document your Everyday Stories. 

I will also share with you a few sneak peeks from the triple Threat Class that will be at Scrap N Patch and Scrapbook Secrets in Australia. Read on for the fun description...

A throwback to the earlier days of scrapping when we actually scrapbooked multiple photos on a page and more often than not we even created double pagers! As a professional designer for many years it is indeed a rarity for me to create these types of layouts anymore but due to popular demand from scrapbookers everywhere I have decided that your wish is my command! I am taking you up on your challenge and designing what is sure to be a huge hit with ladies who just want to scrapbook and get their photos into their albums yet still incorporate the intricate details and fun techniques you are sure to appreciate. My promise to you is this...3 layouts each with a minimum of 3 photos and at least ONE of the layouts will be a double pager! Anyone who has taken any of my classes knows that this may be more of a challenge to me than to you but I am up for it and I hope you will join me and play along! To top off the whole "Triple Treat" theme I will also use products from three different manufacturers to appeal to an even broader group of crafters... that way there is surely something for EVERYONE!


My first trip to Australia was par of the Prima Road Show and it's been awhile since I have created a class using their products so I was sure to go crazy on one of the layouts using their "Princess" range. I LOVED the feel of this collection and hope you will too!

 In the Triple Threat class I also created a DOUBLE page layout! I now... shocking, right? It's been a request from students for a long time but I haven't actually created a double pager in YEARS! This is a special treat for my friends down under who want to join me.
 Isn't the "Sew Lovely" Collection by Carina Gardner for Carta Bella GREAT?! I loved it too and I think you will like how it was used.

The last little sneak peeks I will show for now is the Authentique Elegant Collection used in my Cards for all Occasions class at Scrap N Patch in Toowoomba, QLD.

After so many trips down under, it has occurred to me that I still have many friends to meet who may not yet have joined in on the Artsy Adventure Fun so I have designed this Cards for all Occasions class for the Card Making Crew! Join me as we create some technique based cards featuring some of the most beautiful papers available today while incorporating some fabulous interactive components leaving you with mini masterpieces that you will not likely be able to bear parting with! Have no fear though as we won't stop at just creating cards in this class! We are also going to alter a fabulous file folder holder in which you will have a lovely place to sort and store many of your cards that you create for others (or perhaps want to keep for yourself!).
 The details are insane and this colour of blue in this collection is jaw dropping! I will post more snippets of this one soon but know that it is a limited edition class with stunning elements throughout the cards and holder!

So what's next? Well, currently on my desk are the starts of my next class featuring the newest releases from Tim Holtz!!! This pile of goodies will become a fabulous folio album entitled "Days of Yesteryear". 
There will be more pics posted soon. If you want to be first to see those pics, e sure to follow me on instagram (@trishaladouceur). I am not diligent with the blogging so you will always see the sneak peeks there first!

Now, I should also mention that ALL classes are available as kits so if you cannot make the class in person know that you can order a kit and it will come complete with fabulous instructions to walk you through step by step! Drop me an email for more info... trisha.lado@gmail.com

Alrighty my friends! Time to get off the computer and back into the studio! Now that most of my items are FINALLY here I MUST finish designing my classes! I hope you like what you have seen and I would love to know your thoughts! Leave a comment to let me know!

Have a GREAT weekend!
Trisha
xoxo

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Class Kit Club...


It's long past due for an update to the Artsy Adventure Class Kit Club! Things have been changing a bit and I am happy with the good things that are to come... new and improved projects around each and every corner... loads of fabulous goodies in each and every kit and excellent instructions to walk you through fabulous projects!

The March kit is how I am going to kick off the kit club (version 2) with a bang! Featuring the Color Wash Collection by Pink Paislee, you will create a stunning interactive album that is so soft and delicate looking that you will be able to customize it to numerous different themes! I am not sure where you are in this world, but here in Canada, I am more than ready for Spring and this album reminds me that it's just around the corner (thank goodness!)
 This kit is a class that was also taught recently in England and it received rave reviews! We managed to finish it the class (long class yes, but those who have done a class with me know that there is usually homework so needless to say we were excited to have it finished!)
 Kit contents are out of this world! Each March class kit contains:
10- 12X12 Color Wash papers
2- Memory Files
Seam Binding
String
Vellum Banners
Chipboard Letters
Chipboard Words
Layered InstaFrames
Canvas Stickers (I didn't use them BUT you get them anyways to personalize as desired!)
Paper Flowers
Paper Butterflies

Class Kit Club price options are as follows:
1. Just interested in this kit? No problem! $60.00 plus shipping
2. 3 month subscription gets you a 10% discount!
3. 6 month subscription: 15% discount AND a BONUS kit!!!!

If you are interested in the March kit, shown above, please drop me an email at trisha.lado@gmail.com.

I will also mention that I have a few February kits too available! This is a mini gated album that features some terrific techniques using gorgeous patterned and Coredinations Cardstock papers and Tim Holtz, Vintaj, Pink Paislee and Prima embellishments!

Beautiful yet simple elements added throughout the project while at the same time, giving you space to make this an album that is easy to personalize to any occasion that you see fit!
 Lovely clusters enhance the cover of this keepsake album!
 Numerous materials combined the give the perfect mix of various tactile elements!
 Surely, this is a project you'd love to do too?

So there you have it folks, two different kits to tempt you! Both complete with full colour instructions to walk you through with ease! We also will be doing a Ustream to show some of the techniques and where you can tune in live to ask questions as needed!

February Kit: Monday, March 17 (7pm Alberta time)
March Kit: Wednesday, March 19 (7pm Alberta time).

These will be recorded and uploaded to Youtube too!

Hope to hear from you soon!
Trisha


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Class Descriptions for Australia

Today's is the day! Here is the list of classes for the Artsy Adventure Australian Tour in May 2014!

All classes will also be available as kits should you be unable to attend the events at one of the following locations:

Scrap N Patch, Toowoomba, QLD May 16-18, 2014
Scrapbook Secrets, Maddington, WA May 23-25,2014

Junque in the Trunk- 4 hours (15 minute break) Scrap N Patch,  Scrapbook Secrets
A whole lot of shabby and a wee bit of chic is the best way to describe this fabulous mini album encapsulated in it's very own trunk (aka box) for safe keeping. Showcasing the products from Marion Smith Designs brand new collections, this is one class that is bursting with a plethora of charming elements reminiscent of yesteryear. Immerse yourself as you learn to perfectly distress this project so that it looks to be like something your grandmother treasured in that vintage trunk in her dusty attic. Work with the hottest tool to hit the scrapbook scene, the Bloom Impressions Tool, to create stunning dimensional flowers that will perfectly compliment not only this project but any project the beckons for fabulous flowers to be added. This IS that class that you do NOT want to miss!

Triple Threat- 4 hours (15 minute break)Scrap N Patch, Scrapbook Secrets
A throwback to the earlier days of scrapping when we actually scrapbooked multiple photos on a page and more often than not we even created double pagers! As a professional designer for many years it is indeed a rarity for me to create these types of layouts anymore but due to popular demand from scrapbookers everywhere I have decided that your wish is my command! I am taking you up on your challenge and designing what is sure to be a huge hit with ladies who just want to scrapbook and get their photos into their albums yet still incorporate the intricate details and fun techniques you are sure to appreciate. My promise to you is this...3 layouts each with a minimum of 3 photos and at least ONE of the layouts will be a double pager! Anyone who has taken any of my classes knows that this may be more of a challenge to me than to you but I am up for it and I hope you will join me and play along! To top off the who "Triple Threat" theme I will also use products from 3 different manufacturers to appeal to an even broader group of scrapbookers... that way there is surely something for EVERYONE!

Chalk It Up- 4 hours (15 minute break) Scrap N Patch, Scrapbook Secrets
You don't have to look far to know that Chalk Art is all the rage at the moment. Everything from home decor to scrapbook papers show off this fun and whimsical art form and prove that chalk art no longer means the colourful drawing by neighbourhood children on the sidewalk. Most people may be intimidated to try their hand at creating their own chalk art but after participating in this class you will be inspired to go all the way! I's actually a lot easier than it looks. We will explore many of the various chalkboard mediums available while learning the numerous techniques to create your own chalk masterpieces. You will walk away inspired to apply the techniques not only in your paper crafting projects but home decor as well! We will be creating multiple smaller projects to practice your new found skills on assorted foundations using various mediums.

Days of Yesteryear- 4 hours (15 minute break)Scrap N Patch, Scrapbook Secrets
It's the little things we cherish most about the days gone by and this is that one class where we will record the most cherished of memories in a stunning Tim Holtz Folio album. With interactive components that are exquisitely embellished using the most sought after pieces you will be able to create a work of Art worthy of becoming your families next new heirloom. Perfectly distressed using a variety of techniques you will be hard pressed to determine if this is a project recently created or if it was a treasure discovered in your grandmothers attic.

Cards for all Occasions- 4 hours (15 minute break)Scrap N Patch,
After so many trips down under, it has occurred to me that I still have many friends to meet who may not yet have joined in on the Artsy Adventure Fun so I have designed this Cards for all Occasions class for the Card Making Crew! Join me as we create some technique based cards featuring some of the most beautiful papers available today while incorporating some fabulous interactive components leaving you with mini masterpieces that you will not likely be able to bear parting with! Have no fear though as we won't stop at just creating cards in this class! We are also going to alter a fabulous file folder holder in which you will have a lovely place to sort and store many of your cards that you create for others (or perhaps want to keep for yourself!).

Friday, January 10, 2014

Artsy Adventure 2014 Australian Tour

Happy New Year to all my friends near and far! I hope that your holiday season with filled with love and laughter shared amongst friends and family.

New Year brings so much hope and excitement to so very many of us. It's the time for fresh starts, clean slates and making exciting plans for the upcoming year.

I myself have many exciting plans, most of which I cannot wait to to share the details all of the details with you.

2013 brought forth many great opportunities for which I will always be greatful. It was a year in which many changes came about in my life, both personal and professional. Some of it took some adjusting to get used to it but I am happy to say it's all come about just how it is meant to be and the future looks bright! Some of the opportunities involved sharing classes with ladies (and a few gents) at events around the globe.

I feel so extremely honoured and privileged to announce that I will have the opportunity to continue sharing classes with so many more paper crafters at retail stores and events near and far in 2014.

The first one I will share with you is to announce that I have once again been given the opportunity to return to Australia!!!! This will be my 5th trip in the past few years and I am so extremely honoured and grateful to the retail stores whom host my classes so we can give their customers a fabulous experience.

Mark your calendars for MAY 2014 for the Artsy Adventure Tour to return to Australia. With several classes to choose from at some of the most amazing stores Down Under has to offer there will surely be something for everyone!

I am so very excited to share that you will find my classes in May 2014 at:

Scrap N Patch in Toowomba, QLD
Scrappidoo in Currimundi, QLD
Scrapbook Secrets in Maddington, WA

There may be space available for another store or two so if you are a retailer and interested in hosting, drop me an email at trisha.lado@gmail.com. This tour will be shorter than past tours but there is always room for more! I am still firming up details with a couple of others so once those are finalized, exact dates for each location will be confirmed.

Classes will as always feature some of the hottest products by the most amazing manufacturers in the scrapbooking industry. Kits will be jampacked. There will be techniques-a-plenty too! Stay tuned over the coming days as I announce more details, share class descriptions and sneak peeks!

As I head off to CHA this weekend, I will be taking YOUR requests and would love to do a PEOPLES choice class! Share in the comments as to what companies you would like to see represented in my tour. Share specific products or collections that have peaked your interest and I will definitely check them out! Next week, upon my return, I will have a confirmed list of companies to be featured on this tour so don't delay and let me know your thoughts in the comments section!!!!

I can't wait to see my friends in Australia and I hope to meet many more!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A little bit of an extra project....

We have been hit HARD with winter! As I sit to type this post this morning it is a frigid -24 Celcius outside with a windchill factor bringing the temperatures to well below -30C I am sure! That makes for a lot of time to be spent indoors and quite frankly, I didn't mind a bit! It gave me a few days to create this FABULOUS 12X12 album perfect for documenting the upcoming holidays!

 I happened to have a small stack of Believe Papers left over from my November Class kits which sold out insanely fast! So I thought I would put together another project with them using suggestions from my Artsy Adventure Facebook Fans. There were requests for layouts, mini albums, Memory Files and Mixed Media/ off the page projects and I think this particular project encapsulates ALL of them!

I have to say I LOVE how it has turned out too... Such a beautiful keepsake to document all of those special holiday memories!


As always, i have fun adding the little details that make the projects so very special. I have a hard time knowing when to stop but just keep doing it till it feels right!


I think this 12X12 ALBUM is going to blow your minds with all of the little details!

We will create our own album to house some very interactive pages that are bursting with flips, flaps, tags and slide outs (oh how I LOVE to add these fun components).
I will only be assembling a handful of kits and a few are already spoken for so here is what I am going to do. They will be available for PRE-Order ONLY! They will be ready to ship no later than December 1 (there is a lot of prep work I have to do over the next several days). If you happen to be interested, let me know ASAP at trisha.lado@gmail.com. A paypal invoice will be sent or you can pay via email bank transfer if you are in Canada (preferably). Because I KNOW they will go fast I cannot hold these for you without payment.

The cost is $75+ shipping.... I will be needing to pay a few elves to help prep this one! LOL!

I hope you love it as much as I do! If you watched the Ustream show last night... I showed this project at the beginning and end so take a peek if you are sitting on the fence. We had a few glitches and it kept bumping me off so there are a few segments in which I showed some of the techniques for the OCTOBER kit... definitely worth checking out! You can check it out here and then watch the other segments recorded for this show due to the glitches! If you fast forward to the 13 minute mark or so it will bring you right there!

And with it entering the holiday season, I want to offer a special offer of a 10% discount to those that purchase this 12X12 album AND the My Mind's Eye Memory File I posted in the last week or two. There are a limited number of kits so I can only extend this offer until they sell out!

Anyways... Have a GREAT day and HAPPY SCRAPPING!

Trisha