Sunday, February 28, 2010
Dont miss anything! Remember to scroll through all the recent posts!!!!! And congrats to Ronni who you will see published again in the Summer issue of Canadian Scrapbooker. You go girl!
Do you submit?
Anyways, it sure feels like spring is coming, doesn't it? Like I mentioned, I was in Calgary all day yesterday for a lab, so I can't get out today to take photos, but I sure do want to! So I figured I'd show you a few more from last weekend.The view from the top of the steep stairs that I climbed. My legs are still a little weak after that hike, I'm not as young as I used to be, lol!And this one is from my walk into the woods. It is another one of my favorites from that day.And this one is a little more abstract, I suppose. It's just the weeds up againest the cement base of the bridge. I like how it's all cracked-looking.
And the deer... I wasn't able to get terribly close to them, they watched where I was at all times. I was pretty excited when I stumbled across them though.
So, I'm hoping to catch the men's hockey game (go Canada go!) and the closing ceremony for the Olympics in between 30 loads of laundry. Time to get groceries again, too. lol, The work never ends, does it? But I'll be doing some scrapping in the meantime. I just have to decide what photos I want to print off... I can't afford ALL 430, and besides, I don't know what I'd DO with all 430 from last weekend. I need to have room to take more photos...
Take care! ~RonniH.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Full restock on all our glitter has arrived, 4 new fabulous colors...
and also a full stock on the tape.
Rembember we still have a few spots for our Anniversary Crop, we can't wait! We have a ton in store for you all...
Have a great weekend everyone... hope to see ya soon!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Can you tell what I did the title on?? It's metal duct tape! I cut letters out with my sizzix out of double sided tape paper, and added glitter, and stuck them right onto the duct tape. It's shiney and silvery, just like the fab winged skulls. I wrote the journalling right onto the tape with a sharpie marker. I had some see-through hearts of Heidi Swapps that I added with blinged out brads. I have a corner punch that I used on the duct tape to make photo corners, and ta-da! Done!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Plus we also have another great addition... we will be carrying Scrapbook Trends (Scrapbooks, Cards, these come every month & the Create series will come every other month.) I absolutely love these idea books, so amazing.
Monday, February 22, 2010
So your challenge this week is to do a multi- photo Layout. In this LO i used 15 photos, I cropped them to all fit on my page and mounted them on an angle to get a little more room on the paper.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Anyways, til next time,
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
how is everyone doing ? getting lots of scrappin done??
have u seen miss mel's sneek peek of the kit for march??? hmmmm, cant wait to see more, wonder what she has up here sleeve??
1)There will NOT be a crop this weekend feb 19& 20 , due to low numbers .
2) Dont forget the Olympics celebration at the store, get in and get your names on the rings for the awesome prize packages!!!!
3) Take your pics for the April kit.
4) Get registered for our 3rd Anniversary crop.
If u are in the down town area this weekend , drop by and have a chat with me ill be in friday and saturday!!! see ya'll then
have a great day!!!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
So, I'm assuming that you, like me, don't have to work today, and that will leave you time to do one of our weekly challenges. Your challenge for this week, is to cut apart your background paper, like I have done in the following layout. The swirly-flowery patterned paper is from My Little Yellow Bicycle, and I've had it since the summer, knowing I'd want to do something special with it.
Now, if I had been thinking, I'd have taken a before picture of it, but I think you can see how I cut out the main portion. Use a sharp blade, breaking off the point once it seems to start dragging on the paper. And if you use a glass cutting mat, it will go much smoother. I cut out the inside portions first, and then used my little scissors for the rest of it. It may seem tedious, but the effect is worth the effort. Besides, I enjoy the process of scrapping as much as the finished product. It gives me time to think, or not think, as the case may be, lol! Here are some closer peeks at it. Dontcha love the little Maya Road envelope? I wrote my journalling on a little bit of cardstock, and stuck it inside. A little ink on the edges, and it looked fantastic!As you can see, I also had cut my title. I used Tim Holtz's mask letters on cardstock that I had sprayed with misting ink and then dried. I traced around each letter with a black pen, and cut them out. A little bit of bling, and, ta-da!This layout is from when Nicki and I went shopping for her grad dress. There are a few extra pictures of dresses that didn't make the cut in the envelope matt behind her. I stapled a little bit of ribbon so that they're easy to see. On the journalling card, I even mentioned that there were more dresses to see. Hiding extra photos when you don't have a lot of space is a favorite trick of mine to highlight the ones that you do want seen.
So, give it a go, have fun! Cut up some pattern paper for your background! And, if you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comment section. I love hearing from you guys!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
So I thought I'd show off a little of what I've done in the past few days. I'll be in later this afternoon, so this will be in the store, as well as a few others. :)
I like to write up and then scrap lists of my kids. I haven't done one of Darby in a little while, so it was time. I LOVE this photo I took of her. It's in black and white, and then I "erased" the black and white layer, so that her green/blue eyes were back to the original photo colour, as well as her poncho in photoshop. Journalling reads:
When you're with friends, you make up songs and sing them over and over. You talk constantly. Your favorie classes are art and music. your favorite colour is green. You would eat cheese pizz for every meal if I'd let you. You always have stories to share of your day. You have 2 favorite songs: "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond and "Wagon Wheel" by Old Crow Medicine Show. You're tucking youself into bed every night, hoping I don't notice that you're up too late reading. Your favorite books are about fairies or the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series. You want to be an artist when you grow up and a substitute teacher in your spare time. Jan. 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Just wanted to remind everyone that our memberships are changing...:)
With our 3rd Anniversary fast approaching we have decided to revise our
VIS Membership REWARDS. As we know over the years fads change within any industry, so we are hoping the changes will benefit everyone differently. Watch the blog or your emails for possible sneak peeks on what will be happening. But don't worry all will be revealed on March 5th. Make sure you come by to help us CELEBRATE!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Olympic CelebrationFeb 11th – Feb 28th
The Olympic Rings!
Each ring enters you in to our draw for one of 5 prizes. If you have an entry on all 5 rings you will be entered into our Grand Prize draw.(you must attend in store to have your name entered, sorry no exceptions)
Blue Ring: Entry Starts February 11th , until February 13th
Yellow Ring: Entry Starts February 15th, until February 17th
Black Ring: Entry Starts February 18th, until February 20th
Green Ring: Entry Starts February 22nd, until February 24th
Red Ring: Entry Starts February 25th, until February 28th
Now Even More...
When Team Canada Medals, you SAVE!
GOLD medal, 20% off your entire purchase
*SILVER medal, 10% off your entire purchase
*BRONZE medal, 5% off your entire purchase*
PRIZES: Product Gift Box, Libre Tea Glass, Free Class, 1 Year Coupon Book,
Free 1 Year Membership/Gift Bag
Grand Prize, $500 Value1 Year Store Coupon Book
Merle Norman Gift Basket Embellished Memories Giftand more!!
*Excludes GST, classes, crops, kits, membership fees, specially marked items, and pre-orders, in stock items only. Not valid with other offers. Discount available only the duration of the Day Team Canada wins the Medal. (no carry-over discounted will be awarded) See instore for more details...
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
And I think this one of the barbed wire on a fence post is pretty cool too.
But this doesn't mean I like you winter... It's hard to take photos when you have mittens on. ;)
Monday, February 8, 2010
so your challenge this week is as follows....
take this LO and make it your own, whether u use the sketch, the title, the stamping on the back ground , or the way i grunged it up..this is your inspiration for this week. Have fun with it, make it your own!!!!
i cant wait to see what mel comes up with for march!!! very exciting!!! the Jan kit is now SOLD OUT, and I do believe that the Feb kit is getting close too.... so what do u guys think of our new ideas for this kit...are u liking the projects??? dont for get to take your pic of yourself for Feb, if you are planning on purchasing the April kit!!!
some fun and exciting stuff coming up!!! the Olympic Celebration at the store this looks like a great celebration!!! there are some great prizes!!!!
last but not least ...are u gonna come crop with me the weekend of Feb 19???? hope so , call the store to book your place...
have a great week everyone ...ill drop by later in the week and share some kool photos.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
So have u all seen Ronni's Feb kit?? Dont ya just love it!!!!make sure u drop by the store and see this cute book, she really rocked it!!!
Today im putting things together and make some challenges up for my crop. ive got idea's in motion and it should be alot of fun... make sure u call and book a spot....remember all the Cat's are away ...the mice shall play!!!
P/s ..dont forget make n take it fridays!!!
Monday, February 1, 2010
Here, I used paint to stamp on it and inked the edges, but you could also use rub-ons or stamp with ink. I also sewed down the edges of it, slapped on some masking tape, and called it good.
Now, I don't worry too much about archival quality... the way I see it, NOTHING made with paper will last forever. But if it is a concern for you, there are a few things you can do. Don't use an original, one -of-a- kind, you have no other copy, if your mother found out you used it she'd beat you, photo. You can also matt your photo onto cardstock (or other acid free paper) to slow the acid migration process. Or you can buy patterned paper that has the look of a dictionary. Totally up to you.