Laurie LaRose Creative Stampin' Up! Projects

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy Fall Y'All!

First day of Autumn, beautiful moon in the sky after a gorgeous day
...perfect end to a fabulous weekend!
Stay tuned...if I was a really good blogger I'd have a sample of a beautiful card I'd made with leaves and Fall foilage to show off here...I have hopes of making, photographing and posting a couple over the next couple days!...

The Girls had their first Friday off from school. I'd had plans during the summer to get to a few different Farmer's Markets around, but it just never happened so I invited them out that morning to Lacombe and it did not disappoint!
We picked up quite a few fruits and veggies and some yummy baked goods, including a delicious Lime poundcake from a German baker lady! Enjoyed the atmosphere of the market and then headed into Lacombe itself. On the way downtown, we passed the Public Library. We love our Library and all the books we can order from around the province from all the when we saw the name Mary C Moore, it just dinged that we needed to stop in and check it out. Bless my Littlest, as she noticed a coffee shop sign as we were driving into the parking lot for me! : D

After picking out some books, we headed over to the Cafe to have a bit of lunch. I was happily surprised by the offering of wonderful homemade food, and a big bowl like mug for my latte! They had a fun contest to spot and count the monkeys around the cafe/atrium and my Littlest found them all, earning her a Flying Monkey Chocolate Milkshake. (Thanks for making the afternoon so delightful for her!) Our visit to Anna Maria's finished up with the chef, Peggy Benoit, visitng our table for delightful exchange of favourite authors and books.
Running now to start planning some Fall classes to offer...


Friday, September 6, 2013

Autumn Banners

Autumn Banners are hanging in a few more homes after a wonderful class last night.

A great group of ladies made it out during this zany first week Back to School to create their own Thankful banners. Between sponging, scrunching and spritzing their leaves into pieces of art to add to the canvas and arranging  how to lay out their buttons, each gal put together a beautiful and unique banner for their home!

I had a couple things well thought out ahead of time, and a couple things that could have been laid out before they started coming...
thanks to Vicki who diligently worked the Big Shot to crank out the multitude of leaves needed by everyone to start their sponging! : D
I'll be doing that later this afternoon, for tomorrow's class. As well as running a few sheets through the Rosette die ready for turning into these little centrepieces.
I'm happy that I had the option of Crushed Curry for the class. When I was creating, I didn't have the refill yet (?!) but I'm glad, sort of, since I'm not sure if I'd have pulled in the Cajun Craze if I'd have had the yellow when I reached for it as my first choice...

Advice to those spraying for the first time, use a light hand.The canvas feathers the lines a bit. Let it dry, slightly, at least, before spritzing a bit more if you want a bit more colour (probably better to add more re-inker to the bottle than to over-spray).
I think you'll be surprised, and pleased when you 'unveil' the canvas by lifting the screen and see how beautiful they are. (for me, every time was a put-a-smile-on-my-face discovery when I took away the blue mask!)

I LOVE these banners and I'm hoping we keep them into the Spring ~ so many possibilities!!!