This is Us – ScrapFest – April 2020

I’m very excited to return to ScrapFest in Kitchener! Spring’s not that far away, so it’s time to start planning your visit to ScrapFest at the Kitchener Aud on April 17th & 18th.

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Join me on Saturday, April 18th for a fun layout class that puts the spotlight on celebrating our unique personalities. These layouts will equally suit highlighting formal or simply silly moments in our lives. Show off your personality, tell your story, and celebrate life!

The delightful FANCY FREE collection, designed by Paige Evans, forms the foundation to these layouts. Participants will complete 1 double and 2 single scrapbook layouts, and will have plenty of paper left over to develop further layouts. Your kit will also include multiple die cuts, DMC floss and embellishments to complement your pages.

Fancy Free Paper Pad

Techniques used in this class will help you create dimension and texture to add layers and interest to your work. Try your hand at a little stitching to create a fun title; develop attention with angles and embellishments; direct focus and interest with subtle layering; and utilize large die cuts and journaling to create balance.

Here are some sneak peeks of the layouts in this class:

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This class is generously sponsored by ScrapFest!

Registration opens on Tuesday, February 11th at 8:00pm. Make a date to come and have some fun with me at ScrapFest this Spring!

http://www.scrapfest.ca

 

Beginner’s Essentials – ScrapFest April 2020!

Are you new to scrapbooking or looking to begin this creative hobby? Do you love the thought of creating your own pages, but feel a bit overwhelmed at where to start, what tools to purchase, how much product to buy, or how to design a page? If you answered yes, to any of the previous questions, this course is for you!

Join me at ScrapFest on April 17th and learn the essentials of scrapbooking. This beginner’s class with help you sort through the basics, including the jargon, essential tools, standard products and design principles to kick start your creative journey.

Me and My Big Ideas Paper Pad

Participants will create 4 single page layouts as they build their confidence with tools, technique and design. Paced for the beginner, this class will show you how to use basic supplies, embellishments and design principles to showcase your memories. Each participant will receive a Me & My BIG Ideas, MAMBI QUOTED 12″ x 12″ paper pad with 48 papers, a coordinating washi tape set (7 washi tapes included), a box of wooden heart die cuts, paper flowers, white doily, and pearl bead embellishments.

Here’s a preview of the layouts participants will complete during the class.

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I’m looking forward to making some new friends who are eager to jump into this exciting paper crafting journey! Come join me for some fun and watch your creativity soar!

This class is generously sponsored by ScrapFest. Registration for this class opens on Tuesday, February 11th at 8:00pm.

http://www.scrapfest.ca

 

ScrapFest – Kitchener 2020!

Who’s planning on attending ScrapFest in Kitchener?! April 17th and 18th are going to be two fun filled days of crafting!  Looking for inspiration, motivation and creativity? Look no further – this event has it all –  an incredible selection of vendors, the newest products, the BIGGEST crop area, and many classes offering a range of techniques and projects for the beginner to advanced paper crafter.

Stay tuned for some “sneak peaks’ on two classes I’ll be teaching at ScrapFest. One is designed specifically for the beginner, called “Beginner’s Essentials” and the second class is a layout class called “This is Us”. Hope you’re making your plans to join us – I’d love to see you there! Registration opens up Tuesday, February 11th at 8pm! http://www.scrapfest.ca

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ScrapFest – Fall 2019!

I’m very excited to return to ScrapFest this Fall at their “Exclusive” event in St. Catherines, ON! It’s been Christmas in July on my crafty workspace, while I created a Holiday Themed Album to display your favourite seasonal memories. The finished album is full of beautiful holiday themed electronic die cut files, embellishments and hidden pockets/envelopes for special pictures and/or messages.

You album is housed in an 8 & 1/2″ x 11″ burlap album. Just perfect for the rustic papers in the American Crafts “Hot Cocoa” paper pad that forms the foundation of your album.

Front of Album

You will build an album full of textures and techniques. A truly special gift that will display your holiday memories for years to come. Enjoy a few more “sneak peaks” – and follow the ScrapFest website for upcoming details on registration for this fun paper crafting event and classes this October! http://www.scrapfest.ca

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Ho, Ho, Ho! Hope to see you on Saturday, October 5th – let’s make some Holiday memories together!

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!

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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.

Happy Birthday

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.

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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”!

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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