ScrapFest Kitchener – It’s a Wrap!

What a great weekend at ScrapFest! Fun, fun, fun from beginning to end. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces and delightful to meet so many new crafting friends! I was privileged to teach a class on Saturday morning with 20 enthusiastic crafters – from those just beginning to learn, to those who’ve enjoyed scrapbooking and card marking for many years. Thank you all for joining me and positively participating for 3 hours of fun! You are all very talented ladies, and I appreciated learning some new tricks and tips from you as well.

I love this class shot showing off the fruits of your hard work on the “Dear, sweet wonderful YOU” butterfly page!

Class Photo

DEAR, SWEET, WONDERFUL YOU

The two page layout for this class involved several techniques that included hand stitching for added texture and creating a felt bow.

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We transferred the techniques in these layouts to 3 cards showing participants how to stretch their crafting supplies between the two.

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My deepest thanks to my best friend Denise and my beautiful niece Brooke, who both worked by my side on Saturday morning to help make the class run as smoothly as possible – you two are the BEST!

To round out the weekend I also enjoyed lots of personal cropping time in the GIGANTIC crop of 315 fellow crafters. If you weren’t there, just imagine a hockey rink full of croppers and all their treasured crafting goodies! The Marketplace filled the second hockey rink and offered everything a crafter could ever want for their next project…or two…or more! I might have done a bit of shopping myself (but let’s keep that just between you and me)!

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Another treasure of ScrapFest was seeing old friends who share the passion of crafting. It was truly wonderful to catch up with each other and also get some AMAZING hugs as well. So make some plans to attend a future ScrapFest event. You will leave truly inspired by some very talented fellow crafters! Check out the list of events at scrapfest.ca.

Felicity Kit

With Daylight Savings Time now in effect, surely Spring is just around the corner? One thing we can be sure of, the longer and brighter daylight hours means warmer weather will find it’s way to us soon. It’s almost time to shed our heavy winter coats and boots for spring jackets and umbrellas. This kit is sure to getting you thinking all about springtime!

April Fun

These papers and embellishments are from Pinkfresh Studio’s Felicity line. They embody Spring, new growth, and happier, warmer days ahead! This double page layout captures the essence of Spring – time to get outside and PLAY in the warmth of the sunshine. Time to celebrate the end of winter, new growth and life all around us. Your kit includes multiple pre-cut electronic cut files to complement your layouts. The first of these cut files is “April fun”, and it sets the stage for the theme of this kit. You will also find a generous package of card stock die cuts that you will utilize throughout the 4 page kit. Several small wood veneer embellishments complement and complete this layout.

You Make Me Happy

The title alone in this layout, is enough to make anyone smile! Bold titles make a statement, and this title clearly sets the tone for this fun layout. This page utilizes the “Ombre Wall” patterned paper and again, many of the card stock die cuts supplied with the kit. Makes you want to go out and blow some bubbles, doesn’t it?

Happy Little Moments

The “Happy Little Moments” page blends two bold papers together with the use of a “heart wreath” cut file. All the backs of the hearts have been resized and die cut to allow you quick and seamless assembly for a beautiful page. More card stock die cuts, a washi sticker and multiple wood veneer hearts help you complete this fun springtime page.

So who’s ready for Spring now? You will find this kit soon at Younique Scrapbooking Store. Located in downtown Mount Forest, you’ll find this store brimming with crafting supplies and ideas galore!  And while you’re checking out the store, look into their scrapbooking/crafting retreat options. Because, as they say “You deserve it”! https://youniquecountryretreat.com/shop/

Better yet, come visit them at ScrapFest – the ultimate scrapbooking and paper crafting destination for all your crafty needs! ScrapFest is being held on April 12th and 13th, in Kitchener, ON, at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium. For more details follow this link: http://scrapfest.ca/Home. Hope to see you there!

 

ScrapFest – Spring 2019!

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REGISTRATION OPENS UP THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH @ 8PM!

LET’S HAVE SOME FUN TOGETHER!

Who’s excited for Spring after surviving the Polar Vortex this week! Wiarton Willie can’t be wrong?! I’m counting on an early Spring and looking forward to teaching at ScrapFest in April!  Come join me to make scrapbook pages and cards that stretch your investment in digital cut files, dies and stamps. Each participant receives 2 packs of patterned paper and all the embellishments to complete their kit.

Do you love the look of adding stitching to your projects? The “Happy Birthday” double page layout will give you lots of practice to add this trending technique for interest, texture and eye appeal. All cut files come prepared to stitch, and each participant receives a needle and DMC floss to complete their project.

Stitched Bow

A bright and cheerful yellow felt bow tops another present on this layout, adding further texture and dimension.

Felt Bow

Celebrate “YOU” with this bright and cheerful butterfly layout. Learn how to add dimension to your digital cut files and create a dynamic page that leaves a lasting impression.

Butterflies Closeup

We will transfer the same techniques used in creating our scrapbook pages to creating some beautiful and complimentary cards. And that’s what we call a “Double Take”!

Cards

I hope you’ll come join me Saturday, April 13th from 9am – noon at ScrapFest, in Kitchener, ON! We’re going to have a great time!

https://www.scrapfest.ca/Kitchener_2019/Registration/Double_Take_Card_And_Layout_Workshop

 

MFT 2018 Card Superstars

Everyone who receives my cards knows I have an addiction to My Favourite Things stamps and dies. I am always inspired by their products and first rate design team! So I’m excited to enter a creation in their Clean & Simple Genius category this year. This card is headed to my hubby later this month when we celebrate our 38th wedding Anniversary!

So Excited!

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I am absolutely thrilled to announce I will be teaching a course at ScrapFest this Fall in Toronto! Check out the ScrapFest website at http://www.scrapfest.ca for the full teacher lineup and ongoing details of the show. Follow my blog for sneak peaks of the class.

Mark your calendars with the registration date. Classes go on sale August 15th at 8pm. Hope to see you at ScrapFest in October!

Yes, PLEASE Kit

I’m long overdue for highlighting another kit for Younique Scrapbook Store. My Mind’s Eye, “Yes, PLEASE” paper kit was the perfect backdrop to highlight the Surprise Birthday party we hosted for my husband’s 60th birthday. These papers and embellishments are beautifully set in black, white, cream and gold tones. Each kit contains gorgeous patterned papers, versatile stickers, 12″ x 12″ printed Chipboard Elements, “Copper Shimmer” twine and a 56 count “Mixed Bag” of embellishments to match. This collection will lend itself to showcasing many of the special moments in your life – the possibilities are endless.

Folding Star

The cut file on this page is just stunning. Once completed, this page can be displayed perfectly in a shadow box, frame or your scrapbook. Each of the folding stars are backed with papers from the Yes, PLEASE line. The extensive collection of embellishments included in this kit allow you to highlight and document any special occasion.

Hanging Banner

The falling hearts on this page were simply too beautiful to hide. I used them as the backdrop to display and build my own banner using Copper Shimmer twine as the “clothesline” that pulls it all together. The foundations on the banner are the photo frame and the stunning rosette you’ll create from additional cut files included in the kit. Several individual chipboard banners complete the end to end banner on this page. Choose to top it all off with the embellishments shown, or the pick your own from the multitude included.

Geo Globe

The Geo Globe cut file, from The Cut Shoppe is the focus of this fun page. All pieces, frame and backgrounds, are pre-cut and included in your kit. You can choose to follow my design for completion, or add your own pictures and embellishments from the kit. Truly, the possibilities with this kit are endless.

Heart Banner

The last cut file included in the kit is the “Polaroid Frame Banner Hearts”, a Paige Evans creation. I love the whimsy and flexibility of this file. It provides the opportunity to include many pictures of friends and family that attended the big event. The clothes pegs are die cut in gold to help tie the colour theme across all pages.

Like what you see? Have a special occasion you’d like to capture? Look for this kit at Younique Scrapbook Store in Mount Forest, ON. Not local – no problem, check out their website at https://shop.youniquecountryretreat.com/. Better yet, if you live in Ontario, why not attend ScrapFest in Kitchener, ON being held April 13th & 14th https://www.scrapfest.ca/Kitchener_2018/General_Info. You’ll find Younique and many other exhibitors all under one roof – it’s a crafter’s dream!