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Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Second Anniversary!!







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Monday, November 22, 2010

Sneak Peak Time!!!

Just a quick thank you to the ladies who took my class on Saturday!! You were terrific, and you did an amazing job! I loved how your trays turned out! Thanks for your patience with me!! It took a lot longer than I anticipated! Glad I had the paper all cut in advance or we might still be there!! It was a good day! Thank you!

Now for a sneak peak of Scrappin' Great Deals upcoming December Scrapbooking Kit:

I love these colours together! So many ideas floating around in my head, now to get busy getting them out! Have a great day!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Time is Running Out!!

There are just 3 spots left for my shadowbox class, coming up this Saturday, November 20, 2010!!! Come on out and join us!!

Call Scrappin' Great Deals to register today!! 519-473-5751

Hope to see you there! :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


The latest and greatest from this man: Tim Holtz

Scrappin' Great Deals is now carrying these shadow box configurations. You can see them here.

How incredible are they??!! So many possiblities! I am sure you can look for a class coming soon!! Love it!!

An Addition....

So I got looking at my layout that I posted yesterday and realized that something wasn't quite right. I looked and looked, it took me a while but I eventually noticed there was no journalling, no writing of any kind. Can't have that!! So I made some additions to the layout, added some simple strips that state who the picture is of. I can't believe I forgot!! (Well, really I can!) I also added a piece of Prima packaging I had left from some flowers, used my nestie label 4 to cut it out. That finished it off quite nicely. I needed another layer in there.

I am happy with it now, no more fussing! Do you ever do that...go back to a layout a couple of days later and play with it a bit more??

Monday, November 8, 2010

Another Sassy Girl!!

This is my third layout using Scrappin' Great Deals November Scrap Kit!

I have been blessed with two nieces, and both are incredible girls. Such unique individuals, beautiful inside and out. I used a picture of my niece Kirsten for this layout. She is three in the picture, she is ten now! Man am I behind!!

The colours in this layout are so not me. Purples, pinks, and coloured bling!!

I used some Shimmerz to paint the outside of the cardstock. I think I used Lilac. It really curved up the edges of the paper, I should have tried to flatten it out before I continued..oh well!
I do like how glossy it is, and translucent too. And it dries super fast! I stamped some big flowers using Night Sky Chalk Ink, some dots using both Pink Pearl Chalk Ink and Eggplant Chalk Ink, little butterflies also in Eggplant and finally a cute sentiment stamp "so sweet".

A close up of the title block:

I inked the edges of the journal card with some distress inks, used Sassafrass Lass sticker alphas, covered a chipboard frame with black walnut stickles, the butterflies are also chipboard covered with blue chalk ink, and glimmer glaze. A beautiful big Prima crystal flower added to the corner of the photo, and some Purple stickles dotted around for a bit more glitz!

Have a great day!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Oh Anna!!!

This is my second layout from Scrappin' Great Deals November Scrap Kit. Here is the kit again:

And here is my layout:

My niece, Anna. How cute is she??!! I tried so hard one afternoon to get her to look and smile at the camera...did she? No. You can see her sassy little smirk though in the 3rd picture.

I love the velvet cream ribbon in the kit, it feels wonderful, and is really easy to work with. I covered the thickers with some Tattered Rose Stickles. Lots of stamping, distress ink, surprise, surprise, surprise!!

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

7 Gypsy Shadow Box Tray

Due to my little guy and his cough filled sleepless night, I didn't get my second layout done for Scrappin' Great Deals November Scrap Kit. So I thought I would show you my next class that I am teaching at the store. I gave you a glimpse earlier but here is the whole tray:

Just in time for Christmas!! As usual with my current fave style, there will be lots of techniques, distressing, inking, embossing.

Date: Saturday, November 20th
Time: 10:00 - 1:00pm
Cost: $60.00

Please call and register before November 18 so I can have time to prep!! Thanks!

Hope you can make it!!!

Believe in the magic!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fall Fun

This is my first layout with Scrappin' Great Deals November Scrap Kit. A day or so late, but better late than never!!

This was one tough layout for me. I wanted to throw it out several times over the last few days but I kept at it and I am fairly happy with the outcome.

Do you ever have an image in your head of what you want and it just doesn't work?? I recently saw some samples of image transfers and remembered doing them ages ago in school. So I wanted to do it again. I really love the kind of hazy look they produce and thought they would make a great background. The transfers went okay, not great but workable. But nothing would stick on top of them. I don't know if the gel medium I used was the issue or what but I was making a mess. I was not happy! But then I started covering up my mess with some die cut leaves using my new Tim Holtz Sizzix die and the layout began to come together. It is a bit darker than I like and still seems a bit "dirty", but that is part of fall too so what the heck.

I made some paper curls and sprinkled some Prima pearls around, coloured the thickers with Glimmer Glaze, and voila! Time to work on layout Two!! Hopefully the idea in my head will be easier this time around to get on paper!!

Have a great day!!

Monday, November 1, 2010


A layout to share!! Well a close up look at it. I can't get a decent picture of it tonight. I will try again tomorrow with more natural light.

But for now, just to tease you:

I am off to bed!! Sweet Dreams!

Halloween Costumes

A quick little post to show you what took up a LOT of my time over the last couple of weeks. My mom and I made a dinosaur costume for Malcolm. We got a lot of compliments last night. It turned out really well I think!!

Guess what his favourite colour is??

Fortunately Ben was happy with his store bought tiger costume!! He figured out trick or treating really fast!!!

November Scrap Kit Release

It's that time again!!! I can't believe it is November!!

Scrappin' Great Deals November Scrapbooking Kit:

A couple of close ups:

A lot of really great product in here! Love the colour combinations, the possibilities are endless.

I will be posting a layout tonight, and then a couple more over the next couple of days. I wish I could say it is to keep you coming back, but really the time just got away from me! Finishing up a dinosaur costume, a class on Saturday, finishing the shadowbox tray so the sample could be at the store. Anyway, I have three layouts on the go, I just have to finish them up!! Oh to have more time in the day! The juggling game continues......

Pop over to Sarah's blog to see her three layouts. They are outstanding! I totally love her style!
I hope you survived Halloween, now the sugar highs and lows begin!