Letterpress

Have anyone of you seen this? I bet a lot of you have been seeing and hearing all the buzz about Studio Calico September class, Letterpress! It’s been the talk of the town since August 1st and I got so excited when this was revealed! I haven’t been feeling all this excited for the longest time and seriously, I can’t wait for this class to start!

Please do join Tina Azmus for a great month full of techniques, lots of tips and inspiration for one of the hottest trends in paper. You’ll get to learn how to incorporate the amazing art of letterpress into documenting your everyday. She’s definitely the girl to go to when it comes to letterpress!

Here are the full details of the class at a glance.

•New PDFs posted each Tuesday and Thursday in September
•Eight technique videos
•Over 30 new letterpressed projects – Project Life® spreads, Layouts, mini albums, and cards
•Access to a class message board and gallery
•New challenges from Tina each week

CLASS KIT : 
While supplies last, all students will receive a bonus class kit containing a 4x3in Studio Calico letterpress plate, a pack of sample letterpress inks from Lifestyle Crafts and 4x6in letterpress paper in white and black. This kit will ship free no matter where you are! We’ll update this page when the kit sells out.

CONTRIBUTORS : 
April Foster, Corrie Jones, Dani Flanders, Jamaica Edgell, Kara Haupt, Lexi Bridges, Lisa Truesdell, Liz Kartchner, Maggie Holmes, Nicole Samuels

SOME OF THE TECHNIQUES WE’LL COVER :
Basic 1 color printing, 2/3 tone printing, blind impressions, creating letterpress Project Life® cards and inserts, making your own letterpress accents, mixing stamps and letterpress, letterpress + watercolor, building a pattern, putting together a large image from small elements, diecutting letterpress images to make your own accents – and much more!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO GET STARTED WITH LETTERPRESS : 
•A willingness to explore and make a few mistakes along the way
Lifestyle Crafts L Letterpress platform bundle
•Manual diecut machine (Cuttlebug, Epic, Big Shot, Evolution)
Letterpress Paper (have extra on hand, so you can experiment without running out!)
Letterpress Ink (the sample pack in the class kit will start you off, but you’ll want more of your favorite colors)

Optional Supplies:
Additional Studio Calico letterpress plates – Many of our techniques and inspiration pieces will use more than one design. Our first letterpress release is full of designs that complement one another, making it easy to mix and match to create a custom look.
Studio Calico Craft Dies – Studio Calico’s wafer thin dies are designed to work with our letterpress plates and stamp sets to create your own custom accents.
Cleaning Cloths – These aren’t required, but you’ll find they make clean up a lot easier!
•A large brayer – The letterpress bundle comes with an ink brayer, but you’ll find a larger brayer makes even inking on larger plates a cinch.

So, are you ready to take on this class? I hope you do!;)

It’s time to dust off my Sizzix Big Shot and put it to good use (it’s been under-used for the longest time)! I’ve placed an order for the Letterpress Bundle and Letterpress Ink Bundle and of course some of my favorite plates to play with and I can’t wait for them to arrive!:)

Sharon MartinelliAugust 9, 2013 - 9:35 pm

Sharon Martinelli— this is a beautiful set of goodies. Thanks for sharing it! Good luck everyone!

Project Life | Week 21 & 24

Project Life | Week 21 & 24

Before I share my Project Life pages, I wanted to announce that my dear beloved father-in-law, had just passed away peacefully last Thursday. It was a difficult period for our family, especially my husband and all my sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. His sudden departure due to heart failure has been a great loss to all of us. We know that he’s now in the good hands of the Lord and we’ll missed him dearly.

So, moving on, here are my two weeks’ worth of spreads using Becky Higgins Midnight core kit, printed from the digital files, which you can now purchase at Digital Project Life website here.

Week 21

Here are a few of the close up shots for this week’s spread.

Week 24

And here are also the rest of the close up shots for Week 24.

Thank you all again for making time to pop by my blog and for all your messages.

Have a great weekend ahead.:)

katharina kat78August 4, 2013 - 1:51 pm

SENDING POSITIVE THOUGHTS & HEALING PRAYERS MY FRIEND!!!
my dad died 13 yrs ago at the Age of 52…i was 22…i know it gets better, for sure if you believe, but he will ALWAYS be missed!!! (;

NicoleAugust 6, 2013 - 9:18 am

Sorry to hear about your father-in-law. Love to you and your family.

marisaAugust 9, 2013 - 1:49 pm

I just love how simple your pages are and you have the right amount of color..perfect pops!! I get so excited on IG when you post!

Linda in AusAugust 16, 2013 - 10:57 pm

Hi Leena
i am so sorry for your loss and also sorry that i havent checked in on your blog sooner or i would have commented before. Belated hugs to you and your family i know its a difficult time.

As usual your pages are so inspiring and full of colour and great photos.
Love love love them.

Take care
Linda

Right Now

It’s been a really busy week. Very very busy!

In fact, I’ve been so caught up with work the past weeks, I was missing from this blog of mine for a while, except for occasional updates here and there. It’s a new fiscal year at work starting June for my company, so a lot of new programs are running in full force. I’m hoping I’ll be settling in soon but looks like my schedule will be pack in the coming months.

At the home front, all is going well. Ethan is doing great in school after the June holiday break. We’ve noticed the changes in him (in a good way) and we’re so glad he’s settling in really well in the second term. His teacher has been really helpful in monitoring his progress and making sure the few kids in his class (who has been “bullying” him the first half year) would stay away from him. So the verbal bullying in class has stopped for now. But we know that he has to learn to deal with kids like that in future because it’ll happen anywhere else. We’re helping him as best as we could. We have enrolled him in some program in school which is organized by the ministry of education to help special need kids to overcome their emotion in some difficult situation they’re faced with. Tomorrow will be his second session and he’s enjoying it so far with a few other kids in his school. We’re just happy that the school is making effort to help kids like him with special need. It’ll definitely help him to cope better emotionally in school. At least for now, I’ll have some peace of mine and concentrate on my job.

I’m already done with two full days of meeting at work and there are two more days to go. I can’t wait for it to end soon! Oh, I’ll be leaving for Bali with some of my colleagues and bosses this Friday! Yay! It’s an incentive trip for our customers who have achieved their sales target  and some of us have been picked to go on the trip with them. Oh well, it’ll be a good break for all of us who have been working extremely hard the past year to achieve good results for the company. I’ll definitely take this chance to chill out after a long week at work. Once I’m back, I’ll pop in here to share pictures of my trip, ok?  :D

I gotta go now. But before I do, here’s snapshot of what I’ve been working on last weekend. I had lots of fun playing with watercolors and created a layout, which I haven’t done for the longest time! I can’t wait to share it with you in due time. I’m so happy how it turned out.

I hope you’ve had a great start to the week.

I’ll see you back here again soon! Have a fabulous week ahead!

LindaJuly 25, 2013 - 2:03 pm

Hi Leena, enjoy Bali and make sure you get a rest. Glad to hear everything is going well for Ethan at the moment.

KreatetenJuly 26, 2013 - 3:48 am

Hi – I finally came around to visit your blog. Have been a happy instagramfollower of yours for ages :)

I do not know your childs full story. But It sounds like you have been through at ruff patch. Being a teacher myself working with children with autism, I know it can be hard to “fit in”. Best wishes for you and your boy!

Liking the sneakyphoto of your LO. Pretty and inspiring as always! :)