One of our yearly events is going to Casa Loma during the Holiday Season! The Castle is always done up beautifully! This year’s theme is Peter Pan! There was a story and then a dance acting it out. There were also Carollers in the front room.
You can also sign up for a Gingerbread House Workshop, run by Le Dolci. Gemma and I each made our own houses! It was fun decorating them and seeing what all of the other kids were making. The boy at our table told his Mom, “I don’t want my house to look pretty, I just want lots of candy on it”.
Here is my and Gemma’s completed houses!
If you are in the city, check out Casa Loma this Christmas! (It may the last year).
Gemma and I have been busy making Rainbow Loom bracelets to sell to raise money for the Canadian Down Syndrome Society!! There are over 20 styles in a variety of colours to choose from! We are selling them 3/$10 plus shipping and handling, and 50% of the proceeds will go towards the Canadian Down Syndrome Society! We will ship them world wide, so check out Gemma Helps and order your bracelets today!
Sale ends Sunday, December the 15th!!
Today I am talking about the latest Scrapbooking Mystery by Laura Childs – “Gilt Trip”. I have been reading Laura’s books since the beginning! There are already 10 books available! They centre around Carmela, who owns a Scrapbooking Store in New Orleans and her best friend Ava. Carmela has a knack for stumbling across murders, this time being no different. While at a party, she finds the guest-of-honor dead in the Dryer! So, of course, she has to find out who did it!!
On top of the great mystery, Laura also adds Scrapbooking tips and New Orleans recipes to each of her books!
I highly recommend this book, along with all of the other Scrapbooking Mysteries! They should be available at most book stores! I know that our Library also carries them!!
Or, you can win your own autographed copy, right here on Scrap Time!! Leave a comment, here on the Scrap Time blog, letting me know if you have read any of the Scrapbook Mysteries and which was your favourite!!
Contest closes Sunday, December 15th at 10pm EST!!
Ep. 909 – Gilt Trip by Laura Childs from Mark Giles on Vimeo.
On the next episode I am showing you the Powerocks Super Magicstick!
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This is the time of year when chocolate is around every corner! So many Holiday favourites! After Eights, Turtles, Toffifee, M&M’s, Ferrero Rocher, Black Magic, Godiva, Peppermint Bark! So how do you enjoy the chocolate, but still either maintain or lose weight? Moderation!! The good news is that After Eights, Toffifee, and Mini York Peppermint Patties are 1PP! Most of the other chocolates are 2PP each! However, if you have a 2nd chocolate, it may be an extra point. Such as 2 Turtles are 5PP! So if you are out and you want to enjoy a chocolate, stick to 1 and track it to be 2PP!
This past week I walked and walked and walked! So much so, that I walked 1.2lbs away!!
Today I am using some new products from Spellbinders Media Mixage. They released some new Hat Pins, in a variety of shapes, in silver and bronze. Of course there are dies to fit into all of the shapes! I ended up turning the pins into pendants. I added a few beads to the pin, then using my jewelry pliers, I twisted the pin. You can use these to make jewelry or even ornaments for your tree! After I turned the hat pins into an ornament, I cut out a piece of Ephemera Paper using the co-ordinating dies. I glued it on and sealed it using Multi-Medium. I then used the Multi-Medium to adhere the items I wanted to embed into the ornament – metal charms, resin flowers, crystals – whatever you want to add to your design.
Once you are happy it is time to add the Ice Resin. This is a 2-part jewelry resin. You need to plunge some into a disposable container. You then stir it for a minute. Now pour it into your bezel. Prep all of your ornaments then pour the resin in at once. Let it sit for 5 minutes, then use a pin to pop some of the air bubbles. Then let it sit 12-24 hours. It will harden to a crystal clear finish.
If you have extra resin, I like to pour it over paper. The Ice Resin makes the paper translucent. I used this paper to die-cut some butterfly wings to add to the ornament.
I also used the new Poetry texture plate on some craft metal, and die-cut it into butterfly wings to add to another ornament.
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Ep. 908 – Spellbinders Media Mixage with Ice Resin from Mark Giles on Vimeo.
On the next episode I am talking about the latest book from Laura Child’s and giving away a copy!!
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This past weekend we went to the Lowe’s Christmas Market at the Distillery District! I love visiting the Distillery, and the Christmas Market gives us another reason to spend time there!
There are a bunch of vendors set up selling everything from Hot Food, to chocolate, ornaments, and gifts! There are performances throughout the day. We caught the Candy Cane Carollers and got to sing along to a bunch of Christmas Classics! There is even a Santa Lane!
Gemma and I got to meet with Santa!
We had dinner at the Mill Street Brew Pub, but there is so much food you can buy from the vendors.
The Lowe’s Christmas Market runs until December 15th! Try to plan your visit to see the lights at night fall! It gets really busy on the weekends, so be prepared for crowds!
Today I am showing you the We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board. You can make Small, Medium or Large bags, using 10″, 11″ or 12″ wide paper. This will determine the width of the bag. The height of the bag is determined by the length of your paper. When you start to make the bag you are actually making the bottom flaps and scoring the sides of the bag. In the video I show you each of the steps as we make a bag. Once the bottom is complete, you can then punch holes across the top to add in your ribbon. I made a pile of these bags for Gemma’s advent calendar as well. They were great for some of the taller items I had bought for Gemma. I used the North Pole Collection to make all of the bags!
The links in this post take you to the ShopWeR.com. And you can receive 20% off your entire order at ShopWeR when you use the promo code “SCRAPTIME”!!
You can also buy it through Simon Says Stamp!
Ep. 907 – WRMK Gift Bag Punch Board from Mark Giles on Vimeo.
On the next episode I am showing you new products from Spellbinders Media Mixage!
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