Monday, May 25, 2015

Fun DIY Photo Booth

Yay! FINALLY-Some nice weather and I think it is here to stay, woot!
Just wanted to share a quick photo booth I made for my daughter's birthday sleepover recently.  A photo booth is permission to be silly and fun, although I don't think you need much nudging when you have a gaggle of teenage girls together, lol.

All the images and designs were found on Pinterest by my daughter.  She was excited about some new emojis and if you are looking at the brown image on the lower left corner and thinking that looks like hmm..yes you are right, sigh (silly eh!).  The summer images are from Kristen Duke photography and you can download them here.  I also cut out some funky glasses with the Silhouette cameo.

Making the photo frame is pretty easy, all you need is a foam core board, an exacto knife and a ruler.  I found the foam core from the Dollarama way easier to work with than the Elmer's foam core board.  I could not get a clean cut with the Elmer's foam core because the outside layer is really thick and then the foam on the inside separates and spoils the clean edge.  Have a scrappy day!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

May Greetings!

Sorry I have not posted here lately, it has just been so c-r-a-z-y!!!

April was a busy month for scrapbooking events.  I taught at Kitchener Scrapfest, Winnipeg Crop and Create and attended the Toronto Creativ Festival.  Teaching and inspiring others to create something with their hands out of paper and glue is always a wonderful time.  Had awesome classes at both Scrapfest and Crop and Create, it was fantastic to see familiar faces and meet some new ones too!

In the last while, I've been thrown a little curve ball dealing with some health issues, suffice it to say when you get lemons-make lemonade!  I'm happy to say that I'm feeling much better, more sweet than sour 'lemonade' in the future.  I will say that during some low times, keeping busy with my crafting was very healing as being in a creative zone puts me in a happy place.  Yes, scrapbooking is good for the mind, body and soul!

Here is a page I created using May PageMaps sketches.  Since it was National Scrapbook Day May 2, there are some fabulous free cutting files offered by PageMaps.  Click here to download them.

The free cut file I used was this really cute heart tag that I made into a shaker tag.

May PageMaps 12x12 Layout

Hope to see you at Crop and Create!
I am stoked to teach at two Crop and Create events this coming Fall.  I'm so happy to be returning to Thunderbay Crop and Create on September 18 and then teaching at my first Cornwall Crop and Create the following week on Sept 25!  All the details for these fabulous events can be found here!

I am also super excited to be teaching workshops at One Crazy Stamper on Saturday May 23 and at Two Scrapbook Friends on Saturday June 6!

One Crazy Stamper- Pocket Full of Memories Workshop- Create a 6x8 pocket style album.  You will love the ease,  simplicity and versatility of working with pocket style scrapbooking.  You'll play with a plethora of goodies and to create some beautiful foundation pages just waiting to hold your cherished memories.  More workshop details here!

Pocket Full of Memories Album workshop

Two Scrapbook Friends- Photo Collage seminar and Mega Layouts workshops!

1) Photo collage - This is a demonstration on how to use a computer tool called Photosheet to create unique arrangement of photos within a certain template size.  You will learn how easy it is to size multiple photos to fit 6x4, 4x4, 12x12 print formats just to name a few!  Seminar details can be found here.

2) Memories Records Mega Layouts workshop- Nothing is more important than to record your family stories.  I've included lots of goodies from some of my fav companies (Simple Stories, Crate Paper, American Crafts, Carta Bella) in your class kit that are perfect to create fabulous and fun pages  (5 double layouts!) to record everyday moments, milestones, celebration or anything in between.
Workshop details can be found here.

Memories Recorded Layouts Workshop