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Monday, 30 January 2012

Hello! Hello!

Hello! Hello!

Good day everyone! I don't know about you, but I had a pretty productive weekend!! I had a great shift on Friday night at the Scrapbook Studio. I put out some new product from companies such as Echo Park, Little Yellow Bicycle and Imaginesce so head on into the store to check it out. You will also get to see a sample of the new products on the store blog soon.
Also, Thanks Kim, Ineke and Sue for the laughs!!! It is so awesome having a job where your customers are so fantastic!!!
After working late into the night, I was up very early the next day to head out to a crop in Langham. They have a crop every year to raise money for their library! I went as a representative for the store and had a fantastic time!! Not only did I take a whole lot of product ( maybe half the store?? LOL) but I also got to teach a make 'n take to a fabulous bunch of gals!! Time seemed to go by so fast that I didn't even get a chance to think about how little sleep I was running on!! :D Thanks so much Lana and all the wonderful girls at the crop for making the store and myself so welcome!!
 On Sunday I got to relax a little!! So my daughter and I decided to head on over to the store and do a little scrapbooking!  It is so nice to be able to share a common hobby and spend some quality time together!! Below are some pics of a project I started on Sunday and finished this morning! I hope you get inspired to create something for yourself!!
I created this mini album using the "Year.o.graphy" line from Simple Stories. Their papers are perfect for creating mini albums because of they way they design them. A lot of their 12x12 papers are divided into sections that are easy to cut and make into smaller pages, elements and journaling cards.
I cut the papers up, adhered them to chipboard and made several pages in various sizes to give my mini album more character!!
I also cut out several small elements from the papers and pop dotted them on as embellishments, such as the little red heart on the left page and the sun on the right page.
Another technique I like to do in my mini albums is have elements on the page hanging over the sides, like I did with the picture on the right side.

If you are near the store, head on in and check out this mini album. I will have it there for you too get a close up!

Thanks so much!!


Monday, 23 January 2012

Happy Monday!!!

Happy Monday Everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

 I don't know about you but I had a pretty productive weekend! I got some much needed housework done, did a little baking and still got in a little bit of craft time!! Yyyyyyaaaaayyyyy!!
Below is a layout I completed of my Sammy's 7th birthday party. I used a My Minds Eye paper for the background and a diecut of a black banner to put along the top. I then tied some MME twine around the top. Also, to give the paper more character, I used a distress technique to get coffee mug stains on the page. (See below for this technique). I then added some rhinestones and brads to finish it off.

 The title was made using Prima alphabet letters and to make perfectly straight journaling I tried out my Karen Foster journaling templates.
Coffee Mug Stain Technique
Smoosh your Tim Holtz Distress ink onto a craft mat (if you don't have a craft mat, wax paper will do as well). Mist with water to form small inky water droplets. Press the rim of a mug, lid or any other round object into the watered down ink and stamp onto your page! You may have to experiment with this technique to perfect it!

Have Fun!!!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

I've finally done it!

I've finally done it!! I have created a blog! It might not be to fancy yet, but I am learning!!! For those who don't know me yet, I am a little challenged when it comes to computers!! I married a computer geek so I wouldn't have to do it!!  But look at me now!! And I am actually very excited to be here broadening my computer skills!!


  

As I continue with my learning, I have uploaded this photo of a card I had designed before Christmas for a friends fundraiser. I know it's past the holiday season, but this was such a fun way to use a paperbag that I had to share it! I love making these cards! By folding a paper bag in half and creating a pocket, you get a perfect place for a pull-out card with a sentiment stamped on it or to special place for a gift card. Create fun edges using border punches and spruce it up with some ribbon and bling!





I love buying up all those little journaling cards and title pieces that some companies put out with their paper lines. They make perfect little templates for tracing and creating your own pieces in that perfect color for your project!

I am going to leave you with that for now, but I will be back soon!!
Thanks for visiting!!