Sunday, April 26, 2009

Congratulations Brenna!

Sorry for being late ladies. I just got hubby to pull one of your names and ...................... Brenna! You're the lucky winner of the blog candy! Please email me and we can make arrangements for me to get this great book to you! Thanks for playing everyone! I loved all your links and have bookmarked each one. They're great!

BC Crop for Kids

I'm registered! I can't wait to attend again this year! Who else is registered to attend? The classes I took last year were all fabulous! I would highly recommend the following teachers: Cari Locken, Debby Visser and Sonja McLean. I took classes taught by them last year and they were great and definitely worth it! I am also really excited that Tobi Crawford will be teaching a class this year. She's on the design team for Elzybells and well, you know how much I love those stamps! I love her style and her shading techniques with Primas and Copics are stunning!

This is a really fun weekend and most definitely a worthy cause. Help support BC Children's Hospital and get yourself a ticket too. The event takes place October 23-25th this year. Advance registration for last years attendees started today at 9 am. General event registration begins on May 7th. Here's the link here. It sells out super fast, so make sure you're at your computers at 7 pm sharp!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

My First Circle Journal

Seven of us over at Scrapaholics have started a Circle Journal. It's my first time doing one. I love the idea! It will take appoximately 8 months to complete. We each create an album with a specific theme. At the front of each album is an instruction page on how we would like our friends to go about adding their pages to our album. Then, a sign in page for everyone in the circle to sign in and then a two page layout based on that theme. Each month we pass the journals on to the next person until everyone has had a chance to complete their portion. In the end, our journals are returned to us and we end up with a beautiful completed album. It's a great way to get to know our friends a little better. My journal is based on Scrapbooking of course lol; why you enjoy scrapbooking, your favourite place to scrap is, your favourite products etc. There are many different themes of course. Right now I'm working on Karen's. Her topic is A Day in the Life of Friends. I'll create a two page layout for her including photos and journalling about a typical day in my life. I can't wait to see what everyone else's themes are! Cool eh? Start one of your own! It's lots of fun!

Only one more day to sign up for my blog candy. I'll be drawing the name of the lucky winner tomorrow evening. Click on this link to sign up. I'll announce the winner tomorrow evening at 9 pm PST. Good luck to everyone who's playing!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Few More Layouts...

Here's the layout I completed last night and two more from Sunday's crop. Tonight I think I'll try this week's Mojo Monday sketch and make a card.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Some Layouts from my Crop Day

I had a great time scrapping with my girlfriends on Sunday. As usual we had lots of laughs and got a lot done! Here's a few of the layouts I did. I'm in the scrappin mood and created a couple more layouts tonight that I will post tomorrow.

Don't forget to check out my Blog Candy in my April 18th post. I'll be drawing the lucky winner this Sunday, April 26th! Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Blog Candy

How 'bout a little fun for my scrappin buddies? A few weeks ago, at Timberline Retreat, Diane generously gave away Heidi Swapp's "Love Your Handwriting" as a special door prize. I thank her for that but have to admit that I already purchased one for myself a little while back so I'd like to pass on my gift as some yummy blog candy. Now....let's see, to make this a little more interesting, I'd love to hear what your favourite Scrapbooking or card making site is for inspiration on the net. Please provide a link in your post. Next Sunday, April 26th, I will draw a name from those who have posted and we can then make arrangements for me to get your prize to you.

Tomorrow is our monthly Scrapaholics crop and I'm hoping to get a few layouts done so I'll be sure to post what I accomplish tomorrow evening. Thanks for stopping by!

Macro Shots by Emily

Emily was out this morning taking some cool macro shots of all our Spring flowers. I thought I'd share them with you too. Happy Spring! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring Card for Scrapaholics Card Swap

Ok, if you like surprises and you're in the All Occasion Card Swap over at the Scrapaholics, don't look at this post! lol

I had fun making this card. I am loving my copics and Elzybells stamps!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Bookmarks

I absolutely adore Elizabeth's new Elzybells release. They are the cutest little stamps, perfect for all kinds of Spring/Easter bookmarks. I made these to go with the the Easter cards for my mom, mother-in-law and sister-in-law.

More Paper Flowers

This time I used newspaper, Tim Holtz - Tattered Rose & Tea Dye, Glimmer Mist and some buttons to make these super quick and easy flowers. Rae was right....this is addicting! lol

Homemade Prima & Maya Road Flowers

So lately, I've been fascinated with how easy it is to mimick some of the more expensive embellishments out in Scrapbook land and just how much fun it is to actually create them! Youtube has some fabulous resources for just this type of thing. You really should check it out! I learned how to make my own Prima lollipop and Maya Road felt flowers from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. Her Prima Flower video can be found here and her Maya Road video can be found here. Have fun and happy creating!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Some Easter Cards

Here's a few Easter cards I made for our family. I used one of my Elzybells stamps, BoBunny Shabby Princess patterned papers and my Prismas along with a few flowers from Close to My Heart and Prima.

Simple Birthday Presents

Emily has a birthday party to go to today for some good friends and when we were at Michaels the other day, we looked through their dollar bins and Emily picked out some cute little notebooks and matching boxes with the girl's initials on them. She found some fun little treats to fill them with and I added the twine and scallop punch with my new Elzybells birthday snail stamp. I thought they turned out really cute and were super easy to make! We already had a lovely dinner with the girls where we gave them their "real" birthday presents. These were just a little treat to bring to the party. They'd make cute little goody bags too don't ya think?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Coaster Ornament

I've been wanting to try to make one of these ever since I saw the adorable Christmas ones Kerry made and shared on her blog. Can you imagine all the possibilities?! I picked up a cheap little pack of coasters in one of Michaels dollar bins and am just recovering them. I think there are about 20 in a pack. Super cheap and super fun to make!

My First Heritage Albums

Here are a few of the layouts that I completed at my retreat last weekend. In all, I made two albums for my folks. One is composed of photos from my parents generation and of them growing up and the other is after they got married and of me as a young girl. I'm really happy with how they turned out. I think my parents will love them. In total I finished over 50 8x8 pages! I still can't believe how much I got done. I still want to decorate the box that holds the albums but I just haven't decided what I want to do yet. Both albums are made from a yummy Cosmo Cricket kit. I used a few Prima flowers and other embellishments but the majority of the albums are Cosmo Cricket. Thanks for stopping by!