Sunday, May 31, 2009

As promised, June layouts

Alright. I am scanned and stitched. I hope you enjoy!

Thanks Lisa for lending me your photos again for the Outdoor Fun layout :) I printed a colour and black and white photo in 8x10 and cut the colour to accent just a portion of the photo. I also used diamond glaze on the title words and water droplets to add dimention (easier to see in person - so stop by and say hi to Kari while checking it out!)

I have acutally added a photo of my niece to the Sunshine Smiles layout that my sister just gave me from last summer. I added it after I scanned ini my pages, so you will have to stop by the store and say hi to Kari and see it.

My GO layout offers a lot of flexability to journal tons along the right side of it.

My cards. The second one I left the sentiment area blank so you could add whatever you needed. I like to make a ton of card fronts at the same time and leave them blank like that. When I need a card, I am able to pick on that fits the colour/need/feel/occation (ie - bright for a birthday or thank you, subtle for sympathy or thinking of you) and add whatever sentiment I need at that moment.

Thanks for looking! Thanks for your patience!

I picked up my July kit yesterday. Wow! I can not wait to play with it. I have been unpacking my supplies from my mini crop this weekend with friends. While unpacking I have been organizing my scrap area (and by organizing, I mean moving stuff from one place to another lol). I hope to get my stuff done in the next few weeks. Cant wait to show you!

Hope you had a good weekend and enjoyed the sun!


Friday, May 29, 2009

June kit goes live today!

*woot* This was a fun kit! Lots of fun outdoor colours. Lots of fun ideas.

I have my pages scanned in I just have to find time in a busy life to stitch them together to upload. Sorry for the delay - I will have them up by Sunday for you to see.

Check out the layouts at the store.
Get your kit today!

Off to work on the July one this weekend ;)

Hope you have an awesome weekend. Have fun! Stay cool!


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thought you would like to know...

New Bo Bunny Papers & Doodlebug Papers have just arrived, fabulous colors, great for boy or girl pages.

Also tomorrow is our 2nd Make n Take it Friday...
Come in between 10 & 6pm and make a great little project for free...
Let us know what you think, or have a idea, let us know.

:) hope to see you then. Kari

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Somehow I seem to be busier than ever before! How can that be?? Am I the only one? I've finished my first year of Optical Science... 79% on my final, and my overall grade is 82%. Yah me, not too shabby, huh? I'm glad to be done, and only have one more year to go. I start up again in Sept.
The last couple of weekends have seen us camping and getting sunburnt. We bought a new (to us) trailer and have enjoyed smelling like campfire and wondering how we can get so dirty.
So, ready to see what I've been working on?I love me my Timmie's coffee! LOL! By the way, I wrote "Obsession" onto cardstock with pencil, coloured it in with a black marker, and then cut it out.I embossed the word smile and some swirlies (is that a real word, and if so, is that how you spell it??) onto the background. Simple card, but I like how it turned out.And I take way too many shadow photos... I'm sure this is shadow photo #5 934, but it could be #9 635. *grin*
And this one is my favorite. I took a photo of my daughter's jacket tossed carelessly on the grass when the weather started warming up. For the background, I painted a small white area where I used Staz-on to stamp "observations" (which comes from a 7 Gypsies stamp set that has proved itself invaluable! Love it!!) Next, I stamped on butterflies (from Basic Grey) in white ink, and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I did the same for the Maya Roads journalling box.
I totally loved this kit, and made up all the projects within a few days of sitting down with it. The ideas just flowed and flowed. Love it when that happens! Love this paper... it was fun and pushed me out of my box just a little bit.
But wait til what you see what I did with June's kit!! So much fun!!!
Don't forget that you can double click on each photo to see larger, and it will probably make it easier to read the journalling...
Have a good weekend!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Summer Canadian Scrapbooker Has Arrived...
Come in and get your copy today!!!
Congrats Corinne on your 1st time published layout...:)

Friday, May 15, 2009

2 NEW Page Kits Now Available...
Come in & see two new page kits are out & ready for you....
ALL Star & Go...great layouts for boys, or sports pages.

more layouts to come later next week.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Another Surprise Contest & New Stuff!

Hello we all doing? Getting ready for the long weekend?

Surprise Layout/Card Contest...
Sorry for the dilay, but we are now ready to go for our next contest, it will run from now till the end of the month...Judging will be until June 6th & we will announce a winner on the 8th. If you have any questions please give me a call.

New Stuff??? Just arrived....
Making Memories Wedding Collection...this line is sooooo Stunning, it will not last long.
My Minds papers & embellishments to match.
Basic Grey Bling, in lots of stunning colors & shapes.
& the new Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Collection has arrived.

Make n Take it Fridays...:) starting May 22nd....come in every friday from 10 to 6pm & make n take it. We will have a fabulous small project for you every friday...layout? cards? mini project? you will have to come in & see. We have some great ideas planned for you. Cost you ask? May 22nd & 29th will be give you all a chance to see what we can do...after that there may be a minimal charge to cover cost of supplies. Time will run from 10am to 6pm.

Have a safe & happy long weekend everyone....make sure you stop by the store before you leave town...:) to say hi.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mothers Day!!!
Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Mothers Day...hope you all have a fabulous day like we all deserve. Sleep in...breakfast in bed, scrapbook the afternoon away.


Friday, May 8, 2009


hey ladies!!!!

hope u all had a fab time at National Scrappboook day!!! what great challenges Miss Mell came up with the Amazing race!!! looks like it was a great weekend all around!!!a

on with the show... this may kits rocked ..kari gave me the kit on friday and i wasnt thrilled with the colours , only because they were challenging colours for me!!! BUT!!!! when i got working with it i fell in love and became very inspired by it ...i gave the kit back to her finished on the monday!!!!


this LO of the gurls taken at our Anniversary crop , posing as Charlies angels.. love this photo!!!

this LO has a flip page as u can see in the second photo..come in the store and check it out...

this is one of my favorite all time LO...and its me!!! lol it came together so easy and quickly...ohhh and love those distress stamps!!!! if you dont have them yet..they are a MUST MUST have!!!
have a grrrrrrrrreat weekend everyone..see ya round the store!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Glimmer Mist tips

So I saw these online and thought I would share them. They apply for Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist but I think they would be for the ones we sell in the store as well.

**when you are shaking the bottle kinda hold the top and swing the bottle backwards and frowards
**DON'T tip it upside down dont shake it too hard
**you want to make sure all the "sediment" is mixed through but take your time
**when you turn it upside down or shake too hard you get either air bubbles in the spray tube which with make it spurt rather than mist or the sediment will get blocked in the tube and you will have to buy a new pump top.
**if you use the gimmer masks after you spray and lift carefully you can use the mask as a stamp, the glimmer mist on top of the mask will act as ink, you just have to put it onto a sheet of paper and press down carefully, smooth cs works best
**you can colour your prima flowers with it to match the colour you can also use the left over on your mat on the edge of the flowers to get a two tone effect.
**if you want to get a marbled effect on a chipboard piece, pump on the two colours then pick it up and rock the shape till the colours merge.
**if you are using the gimmer mist chipoard shapes they are slightly embossed so once you spray them and let it try you can rub ink over the embossed bits to highlight them
**dont squirt the spray think of car painting and use even strokes of spray to get a "mist" effect.


Sunday, May 3, 2009

12 Challenge May theme

Alright ladies. Here is your theme for May. I hope you are having fun with this challenge. I cant wait to see your books at the end of the year!

Mothers and/or important ladies in your life


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Get challenged

HAPPY NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY!!!! We hope you are having an AMAZING day!

Our crop theme this weekend is AMAZING RACE! The girls are racing to the finish to see who can accumulate the most points at the end of the challenges tonight.

We know that some people are joining us from home this weekend as they couldnt make the crop. We wanted to share some of the challenges that the ladies are going through here at the store. Feel free to challenge yourself. We will add more challenges as they are completed here.

*Use at least 4 different pattern papers on your layout
Use more than 8 photos on a 2 page layout or more than 5 photos on a one page layout
Use paint on your layout
*Use a card sketch to create a layout
*Use a page sketch for your next layout
*Use Stickles on your layout
*Use 15 eyelets in the shape of a circle on your layout
*Use 5 brads on your layout
*Use a song title on your layout as your page title
*Use the sewing maching on your layout - must be more than 2 straight lines
*Use hand stitching on your layout
*Use a black and white photo on your layout
*Use a number in your title on your layout
*Use a total of 10 misc letters on your layout