Saturday, October 27, 2012

My Vintage Cat Studio will open officially in January 2013.
We will offer classes for all different levels of scrapbookers, card makers or paper crafters and eventually sewing classes.

  • Intimate environnement.(only 6 spots available) in a Shabby Chic/Vintage decor style.
  • Drop in hours to work on your projects (with appointments give me a call at 613-841-3001 or send me an e-mail at, until January I'm open on Sundays pm, Mondays pm and Tuesdays pm)
  • Custom orders, you want it, I will try very hard to get it for you.
  • Shipping of products where you are.
  • You can book a private classe, consult or come and shop for my handmade paper crafts or sewing goodies.
  • You can come and use the studio tools for a small drop-in fee ($5.00), included is a Vagabond, Cricut, Eclipse, Cuttelcug, a stamping stations and more.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Grand Opening 2013

Good morning bloggers!

With Christmas approaching fast, and other commitments, I have decided to report the Grand opening of the Studio in January 2013!
I'm still organizing everything to make it more efficient and comfortable for all of you!
If you have any ideas of classes you what me to teach let me know!

It's a big challenge with me working at the Scrapbox and teaching there too! Go visit the Scrapbox Facebook page and don't forget the 5th Anniversary is coming in November stay tune for the list of activities that Jenn is going to post soon!
Have a great day!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Where Bloggers Create 2012!

I would like to Welcome my friends, to the Where Bloggers Create blog party 2012!
It's my first time participating!
My space is growing this year because I'm in the planification of finishing the entire basement as part of my new business! You have to keep in mind that I'm settling in an unfinished space!!
I will give you just a sneak pick of what I have at the moment! I want to devise the basement in 4 sections,
my studio, crop and class, sitting and relaxing and finally the store area! Lot of work in progress!

 Working area! Clean uhmmm! always working on a project or getting ready for a class!

 Behind me I have shelf with some of my wood dress form stamps, a project made in Donna Downey's class and a picture of my Mom...
 Some of my spools of treads, in a past life I was a fashion Designer!
 I have ribbons in drawers like this one, only for the one in small quantities!
 Part of my paper collections... Only a part....
I have 3 working stations in my studio, this is where I do stamping, embossing etc. the more messy stuff...

 Ribbon display in the sitting area part of the basement
 A mix of Vintage ribbons and some tulle
Beside the ribbon display I have this antique dresser with some old and new finds, a jar with mother of Pearl buttons an old doll, some old spools

Hum! Buttons....This the basket of not organize buttons...a task for later!

This one of my grand mother's feather hat, an old family photo album and some silk tread spools...
Part of the cropping/class area!

One of my ladies...yes i keep the Christmas balls in display just love the sparkles!
A small display of family heirlooms

First ever card class I taught at the Scrapbox our local Scrapbooking store!

Another card class with Magenta stamp with Tim's new distress makers and Utee!

Halloween corner! some of my projects!the tray was inspired by one of the Graphic 45 design team member!The witch is one I made, I love to work with porcelain heads and dress them up! I do Santa's and angels too...

Old/Vintage baby crib found outside, the doll belong to my aunt when she was a kid, the two others were my toys, the rabbit comes from the ex -Yugoslavia!

Now you are in the store corner....bibs for sale...

A little display..some dress forms for sale and some of the jars are filled with goodies for sale! yes if you zoom on it you will see I have to remove the Dollorama stickers on them...

Big Thank you for Karen Valentine for this fun adventure!
I hope you had fun visiting a tiny bit of my space!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

              Canada Day Blog Hop 2012

We are a small group of Card Making Canadians from all over Canada that wanted to have a fun blog hop to Celebrate Canada Day! Today we're sharing with you cards that have been created with either Canadian products, a Canadian theme or Canada's colours! We hope they inspire you!

One random comment from one random blog will win a $20 gift certificate for our online store at, so please leave a comment on one of the blogs!

           Modern version of my Canada Day Card!

       Vintage version of my Canada Day Card!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Goodbye to My Vintage Cat Chanel xxxxx

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

This message was sent to me by my really special friend Loulou! Thank you!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

The event is coming around
again and the ever Talented and Gracious
is hosting. Click on the above link for all
the details and to join in. If you don't have
a blog, you will want to mark this
on your calendar, you will be awed, amazed
and inspired by the bloggers who open up their
very personal creative spaces to the world.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New for sale at the Studio!

100% floral motif cotton

100% floral motif cotton

100% apple motif cotton

                                                                  100% nylon apron

100% nylon apron

Monday, May 21, 2012

June Class with Tim's Distress markers part 2

This card class will demonstrate techniques with the Tim Holtz Distress Markers - very specific techniques that may take the entire class time to demonstrate properly. While you are welcome to stay longer in the studio to complete the cards (as time permits), you will likely have 'homework' to take with you.
Supply List for this class - please note!
Tim Holtz Distress Marker Colours : Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy.
Aqua Brushes - one fine/detailed brush and one flat brush. We recommend the Ranger aqua brushes however there are many on the market to choose from.   
Paper Distress tool
Ink Blending tool plus sponges for Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy or Tea Dye Ink Pads. (studio supplies available if needed)
Basic Adhesives
If you need to purchase any of the above Tim Holtz Markers for this class, we are happy to extend a 25% discount on these colours. Please call the store or reply to this email to reserve (the sooner we know the better) and we will have them ready for you at the class!
Class date: Friday June 8th from 1 - 4pm
Cost : $27/$24 (includes one free Tim Holtz Marker of your Choice)  
If you are not able to make this particular date and time, we would be happy to take your name and if enough interest allows, arrange for another class date. Just call the store! 613-745-2215.

June class with Tim's Distress Markers!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Guest Designer Luce Lavertu and Graphics 45 Cards!

I am very happy to announce that Luce, who has been working at The Scrapbox for the last 6 months or so will be teaching this card class in April! Drawing inspiration from the latest Graphics 45 collection "Curiousity Shoppe" and a deep appreciation for butterflies, we have a lovely set of themed spring cards!

Are they not stunning? They are even more impressive in real life - tons of depth and laquered accents. This class is 5 cards, plus matching envelopes is a great deal and I hope you can join us on:

Sat April 14th at 9am - 12pm
Cost : $28/$25 (great value for 5 cards plus envelopes!)

Call the store now to sign up! 613-745-2215.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Did someone say buttons.....

 I did stop at Sally Ann yesterday.....and was in Even.....buttons......they had bags and bags of buttons. I only pick up 20 bags or so......and was ask what the...are you going to do with all those buttons....Hum... I love to sew, scrapbooking, do mix media and I will make kits to sell on Etsy.....was my answer!

I will take pictures of the most beautiful buttons from my stash......soon....