vineri, mai 18

And we're back from Paris

La Atelierul ARCOM de ieri am fost 9, 6 creatori si 3 admiratori: oricine creeaza mai cu spor cand are admiratori, nu ;)? Stim ca atelierele sunt pentru oameni mari, dar cine ar putea oare sa refuze placerea copiilor de a crea? Mai ales ca putem sa si invatam de la ei sa ne dam frau liber imaginatiei.
Insa nu s-a facut doar scrapbooking ieri, pentru ca Magnus a pictat: si nu e usor sa pictezi in afara atelierului propriu, credeti-ma. Deci a fost un atelier unic. 
Copilasii nu sunt pentru prima oara acum la atelierele ARCOM: ne-am mai intalnit o data acum 2 saptamani, total neplanuit si am pus de un atelier ad-hoc, pentru ca s-a nimerit ca eu sa am materiale la mine, ceea ce nu s-a intamplat niciodata pana atunci si nici de atunci incoace :). Atunci am creat cu ei felicitari-sevalet si cand ne-am mutat la alta terasa le-a venit cheful de creat din nou. M-am simtit in al 9-lea cer :).
Iar ieri una din fetite a creat nu una, ci doua pagini de album, si amandoua superbe.
Pe langa copii, am avut si 2 adulti veniti in premiera la atelier si care s-au relaxat destul de bine si au si creat 2 pagini pe care acasa vor monta fotografia de care au uitat ;).
A fost un atelier plin de energie, voie-buna, relaxare si creatii minunate, de la care sper ca toata lumea a plecat putin mai relaxata decat era cand a venit.
Urmatorul atelier va fi miercuri, 30 mai, si tema va fi una dulce de tot: nu, nu prajituri, cookies si alte delicii culinare. Ci copilaria: veniti deci cu poze fie de cand erati voi copii, fie cu copiii vostri, si vom crea din nou pagini care va vor binedispune instant imediat ce le veti privi.

Pana atunci, sa ne citim cu bine!

marți, mai 15

Next ARCOM workshop takes us to Paris

That's right, on Thursday we will take an(other) trip to Paris, this time imaginary.
And i say "another" because we will create scrapbook pages with photos we took in Paris, and so this workshop will bring us a lovely reminisce of that gorgeous trip. For very many Paris means honeymoon and everything romantic, so it will be a lovely page, especially full of meaning for them.
Those who don't have photos from Paris don't need to worry: i will be there to show them how to make an inverted easel-card with a very chic, Parisian design and feel :).
Credit: Google Images

Everyone has to chose between these 4 designs:

and tell us their choice via comment/message, until tomorrow evening. Everyone who will create layouts is welcome to bring anything they have left from their trip: maps, tickets (museums, train, concerts) - these will only enrich their final creation and add extra value to their memories.
We will meet on Thursday 18:00 at bar 12Doispe, and until then i wish you all a great time, filled with color and joy!

sâmbătă, mai 12

Scrapbooking @ Swimathon 2018

I told you i had more news for you. Already at the previous ARCOM Workshop i wanted to create a card for a project that "runs" @ Swimathon Bucharest this year, but i did not manage then, so i made 2 in the weekend instead.
I tried to keep to the water/swimming idea and included some summery and very colorful elements for everyone's delight. I will create 3 more, and they will all be for sale:
Yes, you got it right, it's about Gabi and Alberto, who you already know by now from here and hereThe goal with this project is to get them a decent house.
Well, without knowing the kids personally, only from what Mihai told us about them, and of course because i liked very much Mihai's idea, i got attached to the kids and felt i wanted to get involved now also. So i asked Mihai if the teams that swim for Gabi and Alberto would like to create some cards - that they will either keep or sell - as a way to help the kids a bit more. And he said yes - which made me very-very happy.
The cards on the inside contain some extra elements

Those who buy a card can put their photo from the event on the front cover

So, MixedMedia Vero will bring the supplies for 10-20 participants and on the 29th of June we will be on our way to Bucharest to take part in this cool event. I would have swam as well, only im not that quick so i might drag them behind and we don't want that, do we ;).
Well, that's all for now. 
"Talk" to you later. Have a creative day!

miercuri, mai 9

The updated LOs and the summer workshops

You know how you almost always feel like you really need to add something extra to your creation, especially when you are not home and you don't have all the supplies with you, right ;)? Which is the case when you create away from home: i for one, when i only go away for 2 hours, for our ReCreative Workshops, i only take what i think i really need.
Well, im like that too: when i get home i take some time to take another look at my creation and add whatever i feel it needs. So the last 2 LOs ended up looking different than previously.
To the FAB layout i only added some pearls: on the title, on the flowers and in the second title (top of the page):

here the pearls are more visible:

To the "Live, Love, Create" page i added some roses and some fussy cutting:

I like them better now and i will proudly add them to my new A4 album with scrapbooking pages, that is getting bigger with almost every workshop. "Almost" because every other workshop we create cards ;).
I will say "Buh-bye!" now and hope to meet you soon, both online and in real life at our ARCOM workshops. Because i have more to tell you and im trying to find the time to write about them all :).
Until then, i wish you all a lovely day!

vineri, mai 4

100% FABulously Crafty layouts

Another ReCreative workshop took place yesterday and the theme should have been "Live, Love, CREATE". But 2 crafty gurls that missed the FABulous workshop from last week wanted to create some FABulous pages and so the theme was 2 thirds FAB and 1 third CRAFTY - all in all VERY CRAFTY ;).
We met at 12 Doispe, as usual, on the back porch this time, and felt mighty fine, also as usual. Leaving from there more relaxed than we were when we came ;). 
2 more cats joined us in creation, thinking they are also very fabulous ;).
Initially, i intended to create an easel-card for Swimathon, where Mihai from the Swedish Embassy and some more beautiful people are swimming for Gabi and Alberto, if you remember them. It's the same project i wrote about here. So, yes, i want and tomorrow i actually will create 1 easel-card for this project. 

And here is us with our creations:

Hope we spread a whiff of joy your way, so you will join us next time, when the theme is "Paris, je t'aime!".
Until then, let's have a lovely time!

sâmbătă, aprilie 28

"Catch me if you can" 4 la 12Doispe

Hello dear friends!

It's Saturday evening and i knew i had something more to tell you at about the same time i posted about the latest ReCreative Workshop - for which, btw, you can read the most honest and objective review here ;). And what i forgot then is the 4th part of our ongoing exhibition "Catch me if you can". 2 more creations are on exhibit at 12Doispe, our cool host, and the one made by Magnus has a special story, because is for charity - the same cause as in January. To be more precise: it's for the same 2 kids, Gabi and Alberto, and their family, but this time the goal is to offer them some decent housing. Right now they (6 persons) live in a room without heating, hot water and sometimes even without any food. Despite all this, they go to school and they are fantastic. We got attached to the kids and are willing to do what we can to help any action that Mihai, our friend from the Swedish Embassy in Romania, has started to help them. For this purpose Magnus has made some paintings and he put 2 up for sale: one of them is for sale for Magnus' friends in Sweden and this last one is being sold for 250 RON:

...and here are the 2 together:
Im actually thinking to put mine for sale as well, for the same cause: 450 RON

Hope you like what you read and see and hope you have a great weekend. It's all work here all the way to 2nd of May. But we will manage to relax some as well, i promise ;). 
I will be back soon with details about the next ReCreative Workshop.

vineri, aprilie 27

"Stay FABulous" brings 2 FAB pages

When passion does not let you give up and makes you forget about profit and profit margins, you know you feel good about what you're doing. It may not last forever, but for as long as it lasts it's totally worth enjoying it! That's my case with my scrapbooking workshops: i will be there even if only 1 person joins the workshop and i will enjoy it as much as if 100 came :). 
Last night we were supposed to be 3, but the 3rd one could not join in the end because she was delayed by some unpredicted event. And so in the end we were just 2: me and Andra, a young and cute mother to be. I know, it's a tough market, really tough one, and i should be disappointed, and i used to be. But i think im learning not to be anymore. 
It was a very enjoyable afternoon, with lots of talks about anything interesting and we even managed to create 1 scrapbooking page each. I know, the talking is sometimes so interesting that you forget about it, the actual reason of the meeting :)). But we did manage and it was really fun! 
Here i leave you with photos from the event and of our creations, of course:

Hope you like what we created. Im so looking forward to the next workshop, which is next Thursday, only 1 week away this time, for objective reasons ;). 
I will get back with details about it and other events soon!

luni, aprilie 23

Scrapbooking Earth Day

Hello, happy scrappy peeps!

Yesterday was Earth Day and i did celebrate it, just so you know ;). I will be very short and say that i will recycle and throw the garbage selectively every time i can. I first learned about the waste separation in Sweden, where i was happy to do that, feeling that i really did something for the environment and in the end for myself, of course. That's the whole point that we have to understand: we only do it for ourselves, for a better, healthier future for our children, for them to breath a cleaner air. Isn't that important?
Getting  back to yesterday: it was an event that was supposed to happen on 22nd of February, the International Scouts Day, but, if you remember, i was being cold then and could not attend. I took my "revenge" now and celebrated Earth with 20 scouts between 7 and 14 yo, on a beautiful sunny day, by scrapbooking with scraps ;). We created an album page on the same theme "Me and nature, in spring". Im always impressed to discover hidden talents in boys that would like to become journalists but they have an eye for colour and design. Or in gurls that do performance athletics in their free time, but are also passioned about making cards and they have their father buy them the supplies wherever they find them. I love to hear stories like these. Im not saying anything new here: but such talents, if wanting to develop in this direction, all they need is a bit of guiding. Not mine, obviously, im not an art teacher, but scrapbooking is definitely a way to discover themselves and their own talent. That's just my opinion :). 
Anyway, i leave you with the photos from the event, for you to feel the effervescence of the meeting. You find all the photos here. And i will tell you this: im looking forward to repeating the experience: are the scraps i brought: to feel that we recycle ;)

Now it's back to work for me ;). Until next time, probably Friday, let's all have an easy week!