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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Check out my new artwork!

'Sir Buildsalot'
Supplies: My Mind's Eye papers, transparencies, American Crafts brad, CTMH brads, cardstock, ink and alpha stamp

'Rosy Cheeked'
Fancy Pants papers, chipboard flowers, rub-on, binder clip, brad,  journaling card; 
Scenic Route chipboard alpha

'Jimmie Faux Hawk'
supplies: CTMH cardstock and brads, Karen Foster striped paper, Scenic Route chipboard letters, Fancy Pants binder clip, & assorted ribbon scraps.

'Cold Nose, Warm Heart'
supplies: Fancy Pants papers & brads, CTMH cardstock, chipboard shapes, ink, liquid glass and glitter, Heidi Swapp chipboard heart, Making Memories felt alpha stickers. 

supplies: Bazzill Bling cardstock, SEI papers, ribbon, floss, brads, epoxy stickers, Basic Grey chipboard alpha.

There's Still time...

There's still one spot left for tomorrow nights workshop, Bella!  Come and join us for some treats and some great scrapping!  The layouts are all about friendship, and are absolutely beautiful.  We are even going to bling it up a bit, with some glitter and flocking!  Let me know asap if you can make it, I'd love to have you!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Top Ten

This weeks Top Ten: 10 Layouts I want to do:

1. She's so tech savvy: My mom's iPod holds more stuff than mine!
2. He's so Rustic: My husband grew a goatee on our holiday, and I can't wait to scrap it!  mmmm....
3. Bananaphone: Okay, so does anyone remember the Raffi song "Bananaphone"?  My kids love it, and I have all these photos of them singing into a plastic banana.
4. Dream a little Dream: I took a picture of my daughter asleep in her bed cuddling a dolly, and she just looked so peaceful.
5. Our Holiday in Hawaii: It was a few years ago, but I found the black & white pics I took of the North Shore surfers, and the CTMH Moon Doggie paper will be perfect for it.
6. At Last: My fabulous Auntie Sandi sang this song at our wedding, and I want to scrapbook it.  I love all the lyrics, they are so perfect for Trevor and I.
7. Our Deck: Trevor and James built our deck last summer, and I found this awesome Karen Foster construction paper that will be perfect for it.
8. Baby photos: I've started Emilie's book, it's a 9x9 using the Making Memories Animal Crackers paper, but I need to finish it and start James' book.
9. Arizona: We went there in 2003, and as soon as I find the album the photos are in, it's #1 on the list! (It may take some time to find them...they're in the garage...
10. Our go-to Girl: This one is dedicated to our babysitter, Jenna, who is amazing.  I have some great pics from last summer when she was over playing with the kids in the back yard.

Stay tuned for next week!d

Friday, May 22, 2009

Awesome CTMH deals in June!

I am so excited about the upcoming promo from Close to My Heart. It's called Deal-a-Day! Every day in the month of June will be a different deal. They range from free product when you purchase a stamp set to amazing goodie boxes! They are even offering discounted shipping. To see what the days deal is, log on to starting June 1 at 9 am, and check it out! I'm looking forward to seeing all the exciting specials. If you have any questions, please let me know. This promo is only available online, so warm up your fingers and get ready!

Click here to see the details!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Top Ten

This weeks Top Ten is brought to you by the letter 'H'!

Top ten reasons I love being on Holidays:

1. I get to sleep in: That's self explanatory....

2. All day doing nothing: Isn't it lovely to have no schedule?

3. There's no clock: Well, there is one, but all the numbers are at the bottom and it says "whatever".

4. Unlimited play time with my kids: I love being able to play with them and do whatever they want to do. This week James is catching bugs.

5. Eating: mmmm, all the great food, and cookies for breakfast!

6. Campfires: It's so relaxing to sit by a campfire, and stare into the coals and say nothing.

7. Scrapbook Stores: I love going to scrapbook stores in other places, to see what they've got. We went to Scrappy-Do's in Invermere yesterday. It's tiny but it's got some cool stuff. I picked up some Piggy Tales paper, which is really hard to find in Calgary.

8. My husband lets his beard grow: He looks so rustic, I love it!

9. No phone calls: There's a phone here, but no one knows the number, and my cellphone is dead!

10. Enjoying the great outdoors: There's always things to see outside.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Top Ten

Top Ten reasons I dislike the weather today:

1. I have to have the lights on.  What an energy waster!
2. The kids can't go outside.  All that pent up energy is now in my clean living room.
3. There's no sunshine.  I don't know what it is, but the sunshine makes everything better.
4. It's cold.  Come on, it's May.  We should be in shorts....wait a minute, this is Alberta....
5. It makes me feel like shopping.  That's never a good thing.
6. My children turn into little monsters.  Hello Treehouse!
7. I feel like baking.  With lots of sugar and butter and calories, all the things that taste good.
8. The dog turns into a barking thing.  Because she can't go outside, and if she does, she's no longer white....
9. All the chores start begging to be done.  When all I want to do is scrapbook.
10. I feel like napping all day.  Hey, that kinda goes with #6!

Scrapbook Retreat in Canmore Sept 25-27

Would you like to have a weekend getaway and scrapbook at the same time?  Look no further!  Girl Talk Events, out of Calgary, is organizing a scrapbook retreat at the beautiful Creekside Country Inn in Canmore, AB.  I'll be there with a cash and carry table, as well as a cool make n take.  It's happening on September 25-27, and it'll be so much fun.  Visit their website and click on upcoming events for more info.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

May Challenge

Here it is, what you've all been waiting for: the May Challenge!!!  

I challenge you to create a layout featuring chipboard accents.  They can be inked, covered in paper, painted, distressed, anything goes.  Post the photo of your layout by May 31.  As layouts are posted, vote for your favorite by posting comments!

The winner will win a mini embellishment pack and a $10 coupon off their next CTMH order of $75 or more!  Have fun!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Top Ten

Top Ten Things I can't Scrap Without: (in no particular order)

1. Chocolate covered pretzels: Everyone needs a scrappin' snack - the perfect combo of sweet and salty!
2. Norah Jones or the Spa Channel:  Soft soothing tunes keep me going.
3. CTMH Liquid Glass: I love this adhesive.  Love, love, love it!  It works on anything, except maybe plastic to plastic ( I tried that once, and it turned into a huge sticky peel apart mess - not recommended!)
4. My mom: I love to scrap with my mom, she's the best!
5. Ink: Every page needs ink (and my fingers too!)
6. Organized Chaos: You know how you always need every single item in your stash just to complete one page?
7. The latest mags: CTMH Idea Book, Scrapbooks Etc., Creating Memories.  I think I need a room to store all the ideas I have!
8. My paper piercer: I use it on every page, and sometimes not for holes!  Have you ever stuck something down in the wrong place....?
9. My computer: No, I'm not a digi scrapper, but I love to be able to look at my photos and match them to my layouts as I'm creating them.
10. My husband: I love all the support I get from him for my habit!  I definitely need it!

That's all for this week's Top Ten, tune in next week!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

New Features!

Stay tuned for some new features on the blog - a weekly top ten list covering anything and everything and a new challenge for the month of May.  Check out the May class schedule, I'll be ordering for the Bella workshop at the end of the month, so register soon!

Winner of April Comment Challenge!

I'd like to congratulate Anja, who posted a really nice comment on my blog in April. This lovely lady will receive a mini-embellishment pack and a $10 coupon off her next order!

Anja, I don't have your email, so as soon as you can, email me and we can arrange to meet so that you can get your goodies!

Thanks for entering!

Upcoming Beginner Scraps Class

Coming up this week on Friday night is a new class: Beginner Scraps!  This is a great way to try out scrapbooking, or get started.  We will be completing a 12x12 layout entitled "Who I Am".  If you are able to join us, you'll have a blast.  The cost is only $5, and you'll go home with some foundation skills to start your scrapbooking hobby .... or addiction!  Please RSVP by Friday morning so that I can have enough supplies prepared.  Bring a friend and get a free gift!  

The supplies you will need for this class:

12" paper trimmer (if you are just trying this out, I will have a couple extra to share)
Adhesive (a glue stick is great)

A 5x7 photo of yourself.

I look forward to seeing you all there!

Email me for directions or any questions!