vineri, februarie 23

Time Out...for now

Hello everyone!

Im back, but with not such good news! I've got the flu and i had to cancel the events that were supposed to take place today and tomorrow. And im so very sorry really, because tomorrow at least i was supposed to show some scrapbooking to 70 kids or so, members of the local Scouts organization. On the 22nd of February it's the International Day of the Scouts and we were supposed to celebrate it by creating scrapbooking pages with photos from 1994, when the local organization has been set up, until now. It would have been so interesting and im so sorry i missed it. 
Also, today me and the gurls were supposed to meet for another ReCreative Meeting and we should have created cards for 8th of March. So...yeah, i missed on much. But i do hope we will be able to recuperate soon. And i want to thank everyone for their understanding.
The truth is that in the last 14 days or so i've been in touch with so many people having either the cold or the flu, that it's incredible i did not catch it until now. Only it could have chosen a better moment when i did not have so many nice events to attend :). I need to have a talk with Mr/Mrs Flu.
Until my next post, i wish all you a lovely weekend!

GET GOING - Poem of the Week by JMS (11)

GET GOING

Got to get moving
eyes pried close
got to get going.

Watching diffused shapes
got to get going
the eye-lids scrapes open.

A stinging light-pose
got to get moving
I must avoid the dispose.

Got to get going
or it just slowing
got to get moving.

marți, februarie 20

Center step card tutorial (video)

Hello, crafty peeps!

It's Tuesday and so it's time for a new tutorial from me. Today it's a tutorial about the center step card. I remember first time when i saw a center step card i thought it will be complicted to make it. After i did it myself, i realised that this is one of the simplest designs with a  great result. You only need to cut 2 lines and score&fold 4 lines. This is why admire designers so much, these people who come up with such ideas, who have the patience to play with the paper and the talent to see in perspective.
This is how such a card looks like:
"Spring again" it's the sentiment on my card
...and this is how it's done:


I will be back soon enough, i think. On Friday we have another ReCreative Meeting, where we will make cards for Women's Day. So i will get back to you in the weekend with the results from the meeting. Until then, take care and have fun!

duminică, februarie 18

Back from the Nordic Film Festival

Hello crafty and movie-watching peeps!

I've been away and i forgot to let you all know beforehand, sorry for that. But now im back with a different kind of blogpost. So we've been to the Nordic Film Festival in Bucharest. It was organised by the Embassies/Consulates of the 5 nordic countries and here's the agenda of the whole period.
It started with a cocktail party where I had the opportunity to listen and talk some Swedish with a couple of Swedes who teach Swedish at the University in Bucharest. It was a lovely experience, especially for Magnus who finally had the opportunity to talk in his native language with some real Swedes :).
Then we watched a selection of short-movies from all the 5 nordic countries. We wanted to watch more movies on Friday, but we got distracted by the Old Town, which we always visit when we are in Bucharest.
There we went to the Rembrandt art shops to get ourselves some more art supplies, and there we started a conversation with the young woman working there, an artist herself, and so time flew by like there was no tomorrow ;). 
In the evening we met Mihai, our friend from the Swedish Embassy, whom we had the opportunity to get to know better. Another lovely experience. On Saturday we had to leave, and so our plan to watch a lot of nordic movies was foiled by art and interesting conversations. What nicer way to disrupt a nice plan ;)?
Now moving on to the next week, it looks full to me: on Tuesday i should post a tutorial on Youtube and i have not planned anything yet, let alone filming. On Friday we will have another ReCreative Meeting, where we will create cards for Women's Day and on Saturday i will teach the kids in the local scouts organisation to create a scrapbook layout. It will be extremely interesting and im very looking forward to this.
So this is me for now. Will get back to you on Tuesday i guess, with the new tutorial :). 
Until then, take care and enjoy yourselves!

sâmbătă, februarie 17

NETWORKING - Poem of the Week by JMS (10)

 NETWORKING

Like a fisherman
I gaze out over a stormy sea of faces
the net slips out of my hands
catching raised wine glasses
pleasantries
trawling through a hard floor sea
of hand shakes and “You don't say”
a networking frenzy
of people searching for nets
in a sea of faces.

marți, februarie 13

Double easel card tutorial (video)

Hello crafty peeps!

Im back! It's Tuesday so here i am with a new Youtube tutorial! It's a double easel card i made for a young couple and i left the front panels free so they can put their own photos. 

It's very simple to make, basically the same procedure as for the classic easel card, with only one exception: the cut on the middle line. But i think i better let you watch the video:


I hope you will give a go. Im sure you will like it a lot ;)!
Please leave your questions and suggestions in the comment box under the video, should you have any. And don't hesitate to show some love by hitting the SUBSCRIBE button. Thank you!!!

See you soon!

sâmbătă, februarie 10

FEBRUARY - Poem of the Week by JMS (9)

FEBRUARY

Fuck you all
you complaining sons of bitches
I work my ass off for spring
fighting of that god damn winter
while you whine
you just make me bitter!
Give me some credit
as I work for a living
spring is on me
summer too
and all I want
is a fucking
THANK YOU!

vineri, februarie 9

Love...for poetry...is all around

Remember this event where we were supposed to create cards/LOs for our loved ones? Well, this is what happens when creative spirits meet: they don't always respect rules. More to the point, they were so tired after their job, and others were having a cold, that no one was in the mood to actually craft anything. 
But don't you worry, we had Magnus, the guy who you can always trust to come up with some cool ideas ;). And so 2 of the 3 talented poetry writers of our group (this author is not included) competed and, under the pressure of time, wrote some short poetry. Here they are at work:

...and here is their work: 1st image is Xaara's and 2nd Magnus:
After that, we played some games and soon after our guests left, cause they were tired. It was a lovely relaxing evening. However, we moved our events' day to Saturday, so no one feels the pressure of a workday. 
Have a nice weekend, you all!