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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Life is Good!

Here is my take on The Paper Loft's November Sketch Challenge: 

Do you want to become a guest designer for The Paper Loft??!!  Here is what you need to do:

The Paper Loft PLS12 Sketch & Guest Designer Challenge!

  The challenge will run from 11/11/2013 to 11/30/2013. Our Guest Designer will get a $30 Gift Certificate, a special badge and will have their projects featured on our blog throughout the month of January.  To participate:

  Make a project (card, scrap layout or any project that works with the sketch) using the provided sketch and upload it to your blog or online gallery. Leave a link to your project using the link widget at the bottom of this post. The Paper Loft products are not required to participate, but the winner will be chosen from a participant that uses The Paper Loft products somewhere on their project.

 You may enter as many times as you want. 
Have a fantastic day!!!! 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween!!! This was a layout that I was fortunate to have published last October (2012) in Scrapbook Trends! 

Have a great night!!!

Monday, October 28, 2013

All Boy Mini Album

Happy Monday Everyone!!!  I am sharing one of my upcoming classes with you today, that I will be teaching at Scrappin' Great Deals.  A super cute little mini album perfect for those boys in your lives!!  The class will be November 23, 2013 from 10am - 3pm and you can register online HERE or in person at the store!
The album has a ton of details, hidden pockets, bright colours - great as a Christmas gift for grandparents or just as a special keepsake!! Here are some pictures of the inside of the album: 
If you can't make the class, there will be kits available as well!!
Have a fantastic day!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

SGD is hosting a free Halloween Crafting Event!!


Saturday, October 26: 1 - 3pm

 Calling all crafty kids!! Join my fellow Scrappin' Great Deals Divas for a fun afternoon of crafts & treats!! The Divas will be on hand offering free Halloween themed make n takes for your children!

No need to register ... simply have your child(ren) bring a donation for the London Food Bank! They can see first-hand how much food they will be donating to those in need and be able to leave with adorable crafts and yummy treats!

They are welcome to come dressed-up!! Hope to see you there!!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

National Card Making Day!!

Celebrate National Card-Making Day at Scrappin' Great Deals!!!
FREE Customer Event!! 
10AM - 2PM
  Join the SGD divas for a fabulous card-making extravaganza!! This is a FREE event - no need to register! Their talented Divas will be on hand offering FREE make and takes (while supplies last)! There will be door prizes galore, a knock-your-socks off raffle table, treats & MORE!! The Divas are prepping for 100 so there will be lots of cards waiting to be made!!
Registration is not required ... simply bring your scissors & adhesives and be ready to make fabulous cards & matching envelopes featuring the amazing new Envelope Punch Board!! 
In lieu of any fees for this event, Scrappin' Great Deals is asking that you bring a donation for Ovarian Cancer Research in honour of their lovely Thursday Lady, Donna!! SGDs will match all donations collected!! 
Together let's help make a difference & make some amazing cards!!

Mark your calendars and I hope to see you on Saturday, October 5th!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Create & Inspire

A quick share of my latest art journal page!  Using: Dreamweaver Embossing Paste, Dylusion Ink Sprays, Ranger Distress Ink, Ranger Archival Ink, Stencils by Crafters Workshop, Stamps by BoBunny & Cornish Heritage Farms, and Ranger Distress Paints.

Friday, September 27, 2013

A Wedding Card

The image is a Crafter's Companion Popcorn Bear, coloured with Derwent Studio Pencils, the patterned paper is The Paper Loft - Shades of Grey (featured on their blog today and shows the paper I used!).  The ribbon and flowers are from Prima, and the sentiment on the inside comes with the Bear stamp.

Have a fantastic weekend!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Another Dinosaur Layout!!

I was super-thrilled to be asked to join The Paper Loft's Design Team!  What an honour!! I love their products!!  

The above layout was featured on their blog yesterday. (Click Here) The paper lines I used were Funkysaurus & In the Zone.  I used my Cricut Cartridge - Dinosaur Tracks to create the Triceratops dinosaur.  

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Muskoka Sunsets & Fibre Art!

We just got back from our annual vacation up in Muskoka and I had the opportunity to take another wool workshop!  A couple of dear friends and I spent the morning surrounded by wool, in the upper studio loft of an old barn.  We did a workshop last year and Pam was able to fit us in this year!  What a wonderful experience, and I can't wait until next year to add to my gallery!! 

Have a fantastic day!!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Derwent Inktense & Art Journalling

I think I have a new favourite colouring medium!  LOVE my Derwent Inktense pencil crayons!  I used them recently in my art journal, and coloured one of my beloved Prima doll stamps as well.   I just need to do some inspirational journalling around the doll and I am done!!  LOVE!!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Want to become a Guest Designer for The Paper Loft??!!

 All you have to do is follow the provided sketch, use Paper Loft product and post your creation to their blog post!!  That's it!! You could win $30 worth of fabulous Paper Loft product AND be October's Guest Designer!!  How amazing is that??!!   Here is the sketch and a link to the blog post!!  (Just click on the sketch!!)


 Here is my take on the sketch, using Shades of Grey by The Paper Loft.  The image is a Stamping Bella, coloured with Derwent Inktense pencil crayons.  LOVE them!  I gave a little shimmer to her dress using Viva Decor, Inka Gold in Platinum.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Do more of what makes you happy!

I love the cardstock accessory sheets from The Paper Loft!  This was the perfect saying to add to one of my Art Journal Pages!  And The Paper Loft is having a sale: 

We're having a sale! Enter code SS13 at checkout for a 10% Discount. Offer good until August 18th!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Prima Doll Canvas

I LOVE the new Prima Doll Stamps!!  I am offering this 8 x 10 canvas as a class at Scrappin' Great Deals, on Saturday, August 10, from 10am - 2pm.  $40.00 plus HST.

We will start with a bare canvas, layer strips of paper as a college, add gesso, do some stenciling.  The Prima Lorrena paper doll stamp is paper pieced and coloured mono-chromatically with distress ink (using a craft nib), her wings are cut with a Memory Box butterfly die; we'll then assemble the canvas with prima flowers, maya road ribbon, bo-bunny doilies and some Kaiser Pearls.  We'll finish it off with some touches of shimmer from Viva Decor Inka Gold Platinum Paint.
I would love to have you join me!!  You can click here to register online, and for more details or you can sign up in the store!!  
Have a fantastic day!!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Dinosaurs ALIVE!!

Happy Friday!!!  Here is another layout that I did for my Guest Designer Stint over at The Paper Loft!! It was up on their blog on Monday!  (The blog lists the product I used from The Paper Loft!)  I also used a fantastic Crafters Workshop stencil to get the two toned "scales" effect on the background.  I used distress ink with clear embossing powder.  I then cut out the honeycomb pattern to make it look like it was "tore" open by claws!  Well, that was what I was aiming for anyway!!  My Malcolm sure was into Dinosaurs, and the Waterloo Children's Museum had a great exhibit there in 2008.  He was thrilled and terrified at the same time!!  Some of those dinos sure looked real!!! 

Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Paper Loft July Guest Designer!!

I am so excited to be The Paper Loft's July Guest Designer!! 

I LOVE their paper and accessory sheets!!  Here is one of my layouts, titled "3".  It features a photo of my youngest son, Benny.  How adorable is he?!! 

I used a Crafter's Workshop stencil on the background paper along with some white PanPastels, then started layering the paper & accessories.  I was totally inspired by this layout by Melinda Spinks.  I punched out circles of paper and scattered them around the photo, popping some up with foam dots.  This technique complements the dappled sun peeking through the trees in the background of the photo.  You can have a look on The Paper Loft blog today to see the exact papers & accessories I used!!  Here is a close up:

Thanks again to the fantastic team at The Paper Loft!! 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Paper Loft May Challenge

I just got back from Scrappin' Great Deals Spring Scrapbooking Retreat at The Oakwood Inn!!   WOW, what a weekend!  So much fun!!!  While I was there, my friend Kim convinced me to make a layout for the Paper Loft May Challenge.  All I had to do was follow the sketch they provided and use Paper Loft product!  Here is the sketch to be followed:

And here is my take on the sketch, a 12x12 layout, titled 'forever':

I used the Shades of Grey paper line from Paper Loft, Tim Holtz tissue paper and film strip, Queen & Co. washi tape, Heidi Swap title sticker, Crafter's Workshop Stencil, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punches, distress inks, gesso, stickles....  That's about it!! 

Thanks for having a look, and have a fantastic day!!! 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

National Scrapbooking Day!!!

We are celebrating at SCRAPPIN' GREAT DEALS!!
Saturday May 4th!!

  10am - 2pm  
Join us for a creative celebration!!  Our amazing Divas will be on hand to show you how to make a gorgeous decorative floral box!!  This is a FREE customer event and there is no need to register!!  Our busy Divas are prepping for 100 projects!!  

There will be door prizes every half hour, a fabulous raffle table + we are giving away a Big Shot Machine!!  In lieu of any fees, we are asking that you bring a toonie (or two or three!!) to donate to Breast Cancer Research!  Scrappin' Great Deals will match whatever we collect!!  

So mark your calendars & join us Saturday, May 4th!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013