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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Scrapfest Kitchener 2015!

Save the date, April 10/11 2015 for Scrapfest Kitchener

Just imagine, cropping, shopping and crafting over 2 days all under one roof!  I am thrilled to be teaching alongside these talented and fantastic teachers -Cathie Allen, Vicki Boutin and Agnieszka Bellaidea!

Here are some classes that I'll be teaching in Kitchener, you can check out some video links  for more class images.




The last workshop, Let's talk photos, size matters! is a new format that I'm eager to teach.  This is a seminar style class where I'll share with you some creative options to resize your photos before you send them to your photo lab or print at home.  I'll demonstrate a free software utility called Photosheet (for Windows PCs).   With a few drags and clicks you get some awesome photo collage configurations.  Combine free digital journal cards alongside your photos are just a few benefits of using this photo collaging tool.  Walk away with know-how and fresh ideas for creative scrapbooking possibilities with photo resizing.



Hope to see you at Scrapfest Kitchener!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Scrapbook and Cards Today- 2015 creative team!

The official announcement went out yesterday and I'm absolutely honoured and thrilled to be among this group of amazingly talented ladies.  Looking forward to this awesome creative journey!


Here is the official announcement:

"With a brand new year comes exciting news that we have been bursting at the seams to share!  Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine is both thrilled and honoured to announce some great changes to our team that we just know you’ll be excited about too!   Bringing a wealth of knowledge in the publishing field and in the design world, these women are all about inspiring YOU, our reader.  Please join us in congratulating each of the wonderful ladies in their new roles and welcoming some of our 2014 team members back too!

With these changes we say goodbye to Becky Fleck, Kimber McGray and Summer Fullerton.  Each of these women has left an indelible mark on Scrapbook & Cards Today and certainly a warm place in our hearts.  We wish them all the very best as they move forward with their next creative chapter!

2015 is a year full of creative possibilities and we intend to be there with you every step of the way with inspiration, ideas and insight.  YOU are the reason we do what we do...and we LOVE doing it!  You can learn more about each of our team on our website HERE.  Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube! 

Happy New Year SCT friends!"

~  Catherine Tachdjian, Publisher
Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New! Basic Grey Adrift and Prism collections

Was super excited to be asked by Basic Grey to create a few projects using their 2 newest collections Adrift and Prism!

Let talk Adrift!  this is an aquatic and nautical themed collection.  Spending a lot of time 'adrift' on Georgian Bay during summer months I see many projects in my future with this line!

Here is my first page,  I used the ocean page as my base and by strategically covering up ocean labels, you get a realistic Georgian Bay background.




My second project using Adrift captures the memories of a visit to Ripley's Aquarium.  You get many letters in the chipboard tile alphabet set, I still have lots left over after the long title on this page.





Next up is the Prism collection.  This is a really versatile collection of cute geometric shapes and is great for girl or boy pages.

My cousin's daughter Ava here, she is so cute playing school and lining up her stuffies for story time!




Last project using Prism, selfies (of course!) of my daughter.  Love her fun spirit!




Had so much creating these projects, thanks for dropping by!


Monday, January 5, 2015

2015 Greetings!

Happy New Year!
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Holiday season making many memories!
Brrr....it is cold today, maybe because we have had a warmer than normal Winter and the drop to -10C just makes it seem that much colder!

I do want to take the time to thank you for dropping by this blog and reading what I've been up to,  I am looking forward to another year of creating, teaching and scrapbooking!

January 2015 PageMaps are up, you can check them out here.
I chose this sketch to create a birthday layout for the sweetest little boy that just turned 2.


Okay, silly confession, you know when you think you have a catchy title and proud of it? I am surely not the first to do this but I just couldn't wait to play up the number '2' to coin phrases like '2 cute' and '2 awesome', ha!

The paper is from My Minds Eye (an older birthday collection), Spellbinders speech bubbles dies (Becky Fleck's PageMaps collection) and Penny Black stamps/numbers dies.




Have a wonderful day!