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.
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
Ho, Ho, Ho! Hope to see you on Saturday, October 5th – let’s make some Holiday memories together!
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!
The two page layout for this class involved several techniques that included hand stitching for added texture and creating a felt bow.
We transferred the techniques in these layouts to 3 cards showing participants how to stretch their crafting supplies between the two.
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)!
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.
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.
A bright and cheerful yellow felt bow tops another present on this layout, adding further texture and dimension.
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.
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”!
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!