Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June Class Kit

Hi all!
It's that time again where I happily get to share the Artsy Adventure Class Kit Club project and this one makes me giddy with excitement.

As you may or may not know I have had a long time love affair with Prima and with so many exceptional products in their most recent release I had to work it into a class kit once again!

This months class kit features 9 full sheets of 12X12 paper, chipboard stickers, 2 packs of flowers, tags, clips, trim, flair, trim, etc. It is jam packed and I am sure I will be able to hear the squeals of delight from here!

 This month you will be creating a 6X12 album showcasing some fun techniques for housing some of your most cherished memories. It is neutral enough that you can customize it to suit near any occasion.
 Working with a combination of various Prima products that perfectly coordinate allow you to create a wonderful project with ease!
 As always, this project is also complete with numerous techniques that you can apply to future paper crafting projects.

This is a GREAT time to get on board with the Artsy Adventure Class Kit Club if you haven't already done so! There are three ways for you to join so there is sure something that appeals to you!

1) Monthly: Enjoy kits as you wish... pick and choose what months you want and so long as there are some extras available you are in! $60/ month plus shipping

2) 3 month subscription: 3 monthsX$60-10% discount= $162+ shipping

3) 6 month subscription: 6 months X $60- 15% discount= $306+ shipping PLUS for a limited time (this promotion will be ending soon)... you will receive a FREE Bonus kit. This has been by far the most popular of options thus far by ladies around the world! 

All kits come complete with a powerpoint with detailed written instructions with plenty of photographs that are mailed to kit club participants each month.

If you are interested in this kit... be sure to let me know ASAP! Drop me an email at trisha.lado@gmail.com and let me know your shipping address so I can determine shipping rates and I will then send an invoice via paypal OR you can do a bank transfer if you are in Canada!

There you have it! Details coming soon on additional kits available along with some exciting news regarding upcoming events... stay tuned :D

Friday, May 9, 2014

Another Destination on my Artsy Adventure...

I have been waiting quite some time to share this exciting tidbit of information with you all regarding one of my upcoming destinations on my Artsy Adventure!


I am thrilled to announce that I will be returning to the wonderful country of New Zealand October 10-12, 2014 for a fun filled weekend with Scrap & Paper Adventures!


I will be teaching 4 core classes and 2 bonus classes for those that are really looking for an over the top weekend! Read on for the exciting details:

Dates: October 10, 11 and 12, 2014

LocationSt Johns Anglican Church Hall
George Street
Te Awamutu
(Located next to Plunket Rooms)


Accommodations: For those of you who may need or want accommodations, there are three nearby choices and apparently the first is only a couple of minutes away when walking!



Class descriptions: 
CORE CLASSES: 
Memory Magic (Featuring Heidi Swapp's Memory Files):
Memory keeping done differently is what this class will primarily focus on. As scrappbookers we have been given pretty much two formats for documenting our lives in scrapbooks... either the simple layout or the mini album. As beautiful as both of those options can be Heidi Swapp has finally given us an alternative and I for one have fallen in LOVE with the Memory File system. In this class we will create a stunning Memory File Album that will showcase some cool tips and tricks for getting the most out of this unique format. With numerous interactive components that add extra real estate throughout you will definitely be impressed! NOTE: Images shown below are to give you a feel for style and not indicative of the class sample at this time as we are waiting for the brand new releases at CHA-Summer to design the ACTUAL project. Stay tuned for those images in the coming months!

Configuration Book (featuring Tim Holtz):
In this ever changing world very few things are for certain anymore. One thing I know for sure is that everyone in the paper crafting world ALWAYS loves the products by Tim Holtz. You cannot go wrong with their timeless design. That fabulous vintage style that he is known for never ceases to amaze us all. This class will be no exception. Using the Configurations Book as your foundation you will create an altered work of art what will quickly become one of your most treasured keepsakes. You will learn tips and tricks to perfectly distress each and every component in the book that will demand the attention of all who are privileged enough to admire it. The best part is that you will have the ability to personalize your project as you desire. Photos coming soon! Stay tuned!

Mini Masterpieces (Assorted Products):
No paper crafting event would be complete without at least one card class. Let's face it, our card making friends have brought so much to this wonderful hobby that it seems unfair to exclude them so let's JOIN them instead! In this technique filled class we will create a plethora of amazing cards and tags bursting with beautiful products. Chances are that by the time you are finished you will likely not want to give them away but would rather find a way to work them into your future scrapbooking pages and projects so that you can cherish them always. With the holidays right around the corner you will certainly find some inspiration in this class to get your card and tag making mojo in gear! (Images shown are a sampling of past projects for this class and actual samples may differ as the latest and greatest products and techniques are incorporated).







Triple Treat (Assorted Products)
What good would a scrapbooking event be if we didn't go home with at least one layout completed? Not great that is for sure! Well, I can do you better than a single layout. How about THREE? YUP! One of the biggest requests I get as a teacher is for some great layouts that showcase more than a single photo so now you no longer need to look any further. In this Triple Treat class we will create three separate layouts one of which will be a double pager! Each layout will have space for at least three photos too so by the time you are finished you will feel that you have actually accomplished a lot and able to make a dent in that pile of photos needing to get scrapped. This class will also feature a variety of manufacturers to show you some great tricks for mixing and matching products from different collections similar to what you may have in your stash at home. You will leave with a ton of inspiration to carry on creating your beautiful scrapbook pages for all of your loved ones to enjoy for many years to come.  
(Images shown are a sampling of past projects for this class and actual samples may differ as the latest and greatest products and techniques are incorporated).





BONUS Classes: 
Beautiful Blooms (Marion Smith Designs):
Have you seen the Blooming Impressions tool? Better yet, have you TRIED it? Pretty sure that once you try it you will love all the beautiful blossoms you can create from various types of paper. We will play around creating some gorgeous flowers that you will incorporate into a lovely canvas project that will undoubtedly want to adorn the most coveted bit of wall space in your home as you proudly display it for all to enjoy.

Days of Yesteryear- v.2 (Tim Holtz Products): 
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. NOTE: The images below are of the ACTUAL project. There are two versions of this project (only the ephemera differs) and you will have that choice in class if the demand is such. 






So now that you have a feel for the classes being offered, let me fill you in on how YOU can register!

You can visit www.paperadventures.co.nz for specific event details (that aren't listed here) and contact them directly to register. Registrations begin today and you can email scrap@paperadventures.co.nz for more specifics.

For regular updates be sure to follow along on Facebook too as I tend to post there far more frequently!

There are also incentives for a FREE kit (not shown here) to all who register for the first 4 CORE classes and pay in full by  September 1.

ETA: Just a quick note that Scrap and Paper Adventures is having slight issues with their site and it should be live with full details soon... 

I hope to see you there!

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!).