Sunday, January 31, 2010

Happy last day of January!

So, I am working on some projects, some ideas, some thoughts.
Your blogging gurus will be Ronni and Tammy for February, while I get my March kit all put together at the store. I will be posting sneaks through the month. Oh the pressure! Hope you like it!

I wanted to leave you with a photo of my cutie patootie niece who turned 2 last Sunday! I can not believe she is 2 already! Thanks for letting me share! Yup, a Doodlebop party - my sister totally scored on the decorations. She did eat the cake this year - not a big piece, but last year she wouldnt even touch it! LOL And yes, we will be going to the Doodlebop show in March. I get to share her 1st concert! I will be taking my camera you can bet on that!!!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

final sneak peek

Here it is, Saturday, and can you believe that January is almost over? Before you know it, it will be spring... thank goodness! But with the weather being as cold and as snowy as it's been, it's forced me to look for new and interesting things to take photos of (as well as fast as possible so I don't freeze to death!) In the next month, I'll be showing you some of my winter photos.
But in the meantime, I wanted to give you a quick and final sneek peak of what I'll show you how to make in February's kit. Enjoy! See you soon! ~Ronni H.

Friday, January 29, 2010

THINK PINK...My Latest Banner! This is made out of the Making Memories Breast Cancer Paper pack...all images cut out with my slice "Think Pink" cartridge. For a better look, stop by the store! Thxs for looking, have a great weekend. :) Kari

Thursday, January 28, 2010


I got a secret to share!!!!!! so the management of the store is leaving the weekend of Feb 19 & 20th .....I was thinking while the "cat's" are away ....we should play!!!

Tammy is hosting a crop all on her own!!! come join me for Friday and saturday!!! call the store to book your spot, we will have a blast!!! there will lots of fun challenges and games!!! hope to see you all there!!!!!


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Resolutions for 2010...

Do you make New Years resolutions?
Do you keep them? Are you good at sticking with it through the year?
Did you scrapbook them? I have a friend who scrapbooks her resoulutions every year and then goes back and reflects on them throughout the year - did she make it, was it a possitive change, did they reflect her personality.

As the end of January approaches, I thought I would ask you how you are doing on your resolutions. Are they personal, scrapbook related, work related?

Myself, I fully admid I suck at keeping resolutions. I try to set goals for the year - and usually suck at those too. A couple of my scrappy goals:
1. to submit pages to magazines every month
2. try new techniques
3. find a new and exciting scrapbook retreat loaction for a weekend away.

Care to share yours? How can we help you attain them?


Sunday, January 24, 2010

year of challenges #4

good monday morning to you all!!! hope u all had a very scrappy weekend..mine was crazy with my oldest DD 11th birthday celebrations!!!

so your 4th challenge is this....

use a frame to concentrate on a certain part of your photo like i did here with the hands...i printed a 8 x 10 photo and used a chipboard frame....

we hope that u are enjoying these challenges ...if there is a new technique ot there that u would like to see done or an editorial on how to do it, drop us a line we will try our hardest to help you out...have a great week ladies!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sneak peek 2!

Oooh! The time is getting close for my kit release! Are you excited? Did you pick up Tammy's? With the kit I made up for February, there are some interesting techniques that I'll take you step by step through... very fun! And you'll be able to take these techniques and use them on other projects as well.
So here's a tiny look at what we'll do! Only another week or so more!

Friday, January 22, 2010

photo sharing

so did anyone else get beautiful pics of the frost we have had in the last few days...absolutly u can see i was playing with the settings on my camera..what a great photo oppotunity!!!
have a great weekend ladies...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Crazy week!

I feel like I am behind on everything! I hope you are all doing well. I hope you are all taking tons of pictures. I hope you have all be taking some time to scrapbook.

I am hopefully going to be at the crop at the end of the month. I cant wait! Hope to see you there :)


Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Year of Challenges - #3

Your challenge this week....

Make a mini album
Here is a mini album I just completed from my trip to New York City August '09.

Each page is a mix of 2x3 and 3x4 photos. The line I used is the Little Yellow Bicycle Traveler line. Each page inside represents some of my favourite things we did and saw on our trip.

Great photo opportunity today!

The Olympic Torch hits our city today (and Taber this morning)! What an awesome photo/layout op!

We will be there. We are going to take K-bear there to check it out. I am sure she will be more excited about the park, but we will see how it goes. I will have my camera with me. Hopefully I can get a few good shots.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Hey - You!

Are you coming to the crop on the 29 and 30th? It is a Friday night/all day Saturday/Saturday night! Are you planning to? Space is very limited on this one. Dont forget to call Kari ASAP to reserve your comfy chair!!!! Get started on your Christmas layouts, get a start on 2010 photos. Dont start the year behind!

You never know who you will see there ;)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Would you like a sneak peek into Feburary?

Hey, how's it going?

Miss me?

Wanna guess what we're making next month?

Would you like a sneak peek at it?

Want to learn some really cool techniques from me?

Want me to stop asking questions and just show you already? *grin*

Are you ready then?

Ok, but just remember it's a sneak peek, and it's all I'm gonna show you...

Until next time....

~Ronni H.


Making Memories Love Struck Paper & some embellishments have just arrived.... I must say it is pretty beautiful. Stop by and see it sometime this weekend.

Take care...and look forward to seeing you soon!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

CHA is around the corner

CHA is THE scrapbooking show of the year. All companies have new releases that will start to show up throughout the upcoming months. New toys, new papers, new products.

Is there any company in particular that you are looking forward to?

Monday, January 11, 2010

Challenge #2

well good day everyone!!! hope u all had an awesome weekend!!!!

so here we are on week 2 of our 52 weeks of my challenge is kinda cross challnge, my original idea was to pull something old from your stash that u havent used in awhile....but i have upgrades to...

use alcohol inks on your layout... here is mine that i did on friday nite...u can see it in the store if u would like a closer look.

the swirl in the back ground is a Maya road plastic was white and i inked it to the colours i needed...i also inked the domino in the same colours.
things u can use alcohol inks on..
anything shear
anything plastic
anything that has a smooth surface really!!!
hope u all have a creative week...bring in your creativity email them to us, we would love to see what have been doing with the challenges!!!!
Note : dont forget to take your pic of your self in Jan for the April will love it!!!!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

10 Can't Miss PHotos each month in 2010

I found this online today. Thought it might be fun to shoare. It is from Creaking Keepsakes. A nice little list for 2010.

10 can not miss photos each month.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Well the weather outside is frightfull...

So how we all doing now that everything is settled down??? anyone sick?? i know im gonna get it yet...
School is now finished, I have a place to work, Christmas is done, New years is done and my birthday is is the time for the adrenalin to come down and me to get sick..knock on wood.

So i had a wonderful birthday on monday...i was home all alone with nothing to do, (except the 16 loads of laundry)so i worked on this cool project..cant tell ya what it is yet, because u all have a mission if u wish to complete this project....

Your mission:
Take a pic of yourself once a month on the same day...(suggetion: your birthday date example im the 4th so every month on the 4th i will take a pic of me) it can be just you, or you doing something u love.
This project will take u till dec 2010 to complete with you pics. Along the way take a few pics of some of your favorite things.
The project will be released for the April kit.

well hope to see ya all soon, if anyone needs some muscle work done u can get my cell # from kari.


Sunday, January 3, 2010

A Year of Challenges #1

Distress your pattern paper

On the following layout, I used the Glitz Design Distress stamps (I heart these stampes! You get 4 in the package - dots, numbers, grid and script writing) to grunge up the Basic Grey papers. It tones down the bright colours a bit and adds some texture to it.

Some other ideas to distress your paper
  • crumple and then sand the ridges and then ink with brown or black
  • sand the edges to take off some colour
  • rip and tear
  • use a distressing tool to rough up the edges
  • ink a simple edge
  • use a rough paint brush or old toothbrush and smack the paper with it to add some texture
  • use an old toothbrush and flick paint onto your paper to get a random look


2009 housecleaning and whats to come in 2010!

WOW! I can not believe that 2009 and over! That went by so fast! I just wanted to touch base and see how everyone made out over the holidays - did you get lots of pictures? Did you pick up your paper at the store yet? I know Kari still has some Christmas stuff there - not a lot but there is some left :)

So, a bit of housekeeping and some new stuff for the new year.

12 Challenge
How did you do on this?
Did you follow along?
Did you get through each month?
Did you step outside your comfort zone with the topics posted?
Did you get your album done or are you still working on it?

Remember, we would love to see your albums and your interpretation of the topics through the year! Let Kari know if it is ok to post some pictures of your album on the blog, or take your own and email her at the store for us to upload. Inspire others!

We are total revamping our kits! Have you noticed by Tammy's post yeaterday?

Each month a Design Team member is going to be bringing you their kit. It will be a layout, a project - something new, fun and different. There will be a very limited number of these kits available at the store. You do not want to miss out!

The kits will include detailed step by step instructions, colour photos of the projects and everything required to finish (except adhesive and inks). Some will be more elaborate, some will be simpler. We want to have a kit for everyone.

Let us know what you think once you have checked them out. Email Kari at the store or stop by to chat. We hope that you are as excited about this change as we are!

2010 - A Year of 52 Challenges
We are so excited to bring you another year of challenges.

The Design Team is going to post every Monday morning with a new challenge for you. Each week we will post a challenge and try to post a sample for you as well on how we interpreted the challenge. Some will be more indepth, some will be easier.

*deep breath* they are not hard ;) They are to help you jump off and do a layout or card. They are to maybe make you say "hey, I can do that..." or "hey, that is new..." or "hey, I have been meaning to try that..."

It may be something simple that helps you finish a layout that you have been staring at (I am the queen of staring at a layout forever!). It may be something that gives you an idea on a layout and you get it done start to finish off the one challenge.

We are hoping that you will find something new and exciting in our challenges. We hope that you will try something new!

With that, I think I am done. There will be a few more minor things going on this year. Keep your eye on the blog for more deets!


Saturday, January 2, 2010

well today is the day!!!!

hey everyone the time is finally here for the release of the jan design for this month is a birthday book with pockets to hold cards. You will also get to make 6 bonus cards with this kit to get u started for the year.
Here are a few pics and you can drop by the store to see the actual book( the pics do it no justice).

The kit includes everything to make the book except ink and adhesive. There is a coupon on your instructions to bring in the coil and we will help you bind it free of charge.( for those that don't have a zutter)
This kits introductory price is $32.00, there is only 10 available.
P.S. the reason this post is late...i skipped out of responsibility today and joined the gurls at the store for the Rusty Pickle class. what a fun book we did...
Hope u all have a great week..and hope u get ur Jan kit....

Watch here for upcoming things in 2010!!!

I know that Tammy will be releasing her January kit today, so I dont want to intrude on it. Watch here over the next few days for new and exciting things we have coming up for you in 2010!!!


Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy new year!!!

well ladies 24 hours to the reveal of the the kit for January!!! are ya excited? i am!!! we are hoping that you are gonna love our new and fresh ideas that we have for 2010.

here is the last sneak peek for this kit....remember u are gonna want to get it fast, there is only 10 kits available.
I hope that you all had a wonderful and safe new year....cheers and here is to 2010 and being a healthy, and prosperous year for us all!!