Well summer as hit my home full on and that means that some things get put on the back burner, such as housework, scrapbooking, my blog... There is just so much to do to enjoy this weather while it is here, so sitting indoors just doesn't happen alot! But I started catching up yesterday on the things that have been forgotten, such as my filthy bathroom and some vacuuming! Having only one bathroom at the moment (as my husband renovates the other) is a little tricky. I am just thankful my daughters aren't home for this month or there could be all out war!
The last few weeks I have been busy with the yard work, keeping my son entertained, enjoying the sun, planning summer getaways and coordinating a crop at the store. Yyyaaayyyy!! At the end of this month we will be having a two-day retreat as a fundraiser for the Saskatchewan Burn Fund
. It is going to be an awesome event!! Just what we need... an excuse to scrapbook and help a great cause at the same time! For anyone who is interested in attending, please let me know or stop by the store to register.
You can get the full details for this event by clicking HERE
I never realized just how much work goes into fundraising and I now have a new respect for the amazing people that do it all the time! But it has been exciting to get it all prepped and I am looking forward to seeing it all come together.
If you are unable to come to the event there are still opportunities that you can contribute and get in on some of the fun! There will be a basket of handmade cards at the store that will be for sale throughout this month with all the money going towards the Burn Fund. Also, on the day of the crop we will have a raffle table set up with loads of awesome prizes, so stop in and purchase some tickets and get your name in for a chance to win!!
We are also working on getting a BBQ organized so be sure to keep an eye out for more details on that!
And now for some projects that I was able to get done before school ended and summer took over my life!
The Teresa Collins Everyday Moments
collections is one of my absolute favorite lines ever!!! I love the yellow, blue, grey and white color combo! I would probably have to say that Teresa Collins
is one of my most favorite scrapbook product designers!
This picture was taken last summer while on vacation in Manitoba visiting my bother & sister-n-law. And the paper worked perfectly with the colors in the photo.
I love being able to cut out different elements from the pattern papers and using them as embellishments. I am just not a sticker person, so paper elements work great for me! And then this way you can make embellishments that match perfectly with the rest of your layout.
The banners in the above picture are actually tucked under the quote that was on the background paper. I just cut slits in the paper using a craft knife above and below the words and slid the banner through. That way I still can see the quote.
The next piece was something I did up for the store using Inky Antics Honeycombe paper
. I have to admit that when I first saw this unique paper, all I could think of was those tacky wedding bell decorations you see at weddings. It wasn't until I watched a Tim Holtz video
that I was able to see the possibilities!
The background of the canvas was made by laying down a chicken wire stencil from Crafters Workshop
and spraying with a glimmer mist. I then painted on some glimmer glam from Tattered Angels
I cut the dress form from chipboard and then from the honeycombe paper. I colored the chipboard piece with a brown ink and then attached the honeycombe dress form piece.
I inked the dress form with brown ink and then adhered tulle and lace using a hot-glue gun to make the skirt (the tulle is under the lace to make it a little more poofy) and tied on some hemp string for a finishing touch.
So give this product a try and I would love to know what you think of it!
Thanks for stopping by!