Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Crop and Create- going to Winnipeg!

A shout out to all the lovelies I met this past weekend at Crop and Create Moncton!  This was my first time teaching at C&C and thank you to all who made it such wonderful experience.  It's has been a crazy March for me and this time away was the perfect therapy (in so many ways!).

Hello Winnipeg! looking forward to travelling your way for a weekend of creative inspiration and fun.  

Crop & Create Winnipeg is a special event that includes:
  • 24 hours of cropping time with over 3ft of table space per person
  • two delicious evening dessert buffets
  • a gourmet soup/salad/sandwich lunch on Saturday
  • A-MAZING prizes from our industry partners
  • special make n’ takes and teacher meet and greet
  • event challenges
  • a coordinated attendee kit "goody bag" you will be talking about for a while!
REGISTRATION:  Dec.2, 2013 @ 8:00 p.m.  EST
(Alumni - Dec. 1, 2013 @ 8:00 p.m. EST)
Event Date & Location:
April 4th & 5th, 2014
Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport Hotel (formerly the Greenwood Inn), Winnipeg, MB
All this for only $149!
Classes* are only 3 for $109 or 1 for $45!

Wow, wow and wow.  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Shake it up with a window card!

I'm up on the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog sharing  a very quick and easy window style card, this is a great way to use up your sequins, rhinestones and beads stash.  

All you need is a clear cello bag and your choice of filler.   I’m going with green sequins to coordinate with some fabulous Simple Stories Charmed Life pattern papers.  You can purchase little clear cello bags at a packaging store or save them from the packaging of your craft purchases.

Scoop some sequins into the cello bag.  Grab your card front and punch a small circle, this is your window.  Imagine the possibilities if you have a digital cutter- you could cut a fancy shape or title element.

Flip your card front over and adhere the cello bag filled with sequins lining it up to the window.
Use foam adhesive to glue the card front to your card base and voila you’ve just made a cute little shaker style window card!

Didn’t I say that was easy? have fun adding shaker windows to your cards, have a wonderful day!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

March Greetings!

First day of March, yahoo!  Spring season is just a few weeks away and hopefully this means warmer days are ahead.  Let's put our collective minds together and 'will' the warmer weather.  For some added gusto to willing Spring days I am sharing a snowy layout to make Winter an official memory.  Yup, experienced it, took the photo, scrapbooked it and let's slip the page into an album and close the book....bye bye minus 20 degrees days!!

My layout is based on March PageMaps sketches.   New sketches are released today, to check them out just hop on over to PageMaps here.  Becky has created some awesome pocket style sketches.  I'm a clean, simple and linear scrapbooker at heart and although I don't scrap pocket style per se it's definitely a design that can be used for traditional page composition.

I chose this single 12 x 12 sketch:

I followed the sketch pretty closely.  The products I used are Simple Stories pattern papers from the Color Vibe collection pack and the journal cards are from the Snap line.  You would think matching to Anna's blue winter jacket would be easy, on the contrary there are some many hues, tones and intensity of blues.  To tackle this problem I just went with the teal blue from Simple Stories collection and kept it consistent throughout the design as the paper patterns (dots, chevrons, stripes etc) provide enough interest and variation.  The penguin diecut is so adorable and I took the cue from the it's red had to add some pops of colour here and there.  The top left hand corner of the sketch I took a 6 x 4 journal card with the pre-printed JAN word and used it as a base and layered the title to create the title 'JAN FUN'.

Thanks for stopping by!