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

 

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!

Beautiful Dreamer

Bo Bunny has a dreamy line of papers called Beautiful Dreamer. The colour scheme is soft, romantic and well, dreamy! The possibilities for scrapbooking and card making are endless with this line. This kit contains 3 single page layouts, and one double page layout. While the lure of riding a bike is simply not my thing (ask some of my best friends!), the bicycle patterned paper simply called my name immediately. The soft purple and green tones are warm and inviting. To raise the bar on this layout, I’ve added flowers and pearls to the bike basket and wrapped the title around the wheel of the bike. This layout was the perfect background to a recent photo of my husband and I.  I’m tickled with the overall result.

Enjoy the Ride with picture

The second layout is titled “Spread Your Wings and FLY”. The backdrop for this layout is the Illusion patterned paper. Those birds and books are so interesting and visually appealing. I chose to use pictures of my granddaughter Maddy as she prepared for her final ballet recital in June. She took her set of wings, and I was lucky enough to capture a couple of quick photos before she changed her mind and took them off before the recital began. With or without wings, she made a very sweet ballerina. I love the soft feel this layout creates.

Spread Your Wings with pictures

The last single layout is titled Beautiful Dreamer and uses the patterned paper by the same name. Green and burgundy pearls, brads, gold accents and organza ribbon all add to create a light and airy feel.

BEAUTIFUL dreamer with pictures

The final 2 page layout in this kit uses two coordinating patterned papers. You will find so many things to embellish this kit with, including a full sticker page, chipboard package,  die cut package and a 12″ x 12″ letter and number sticker sheet by Bella BLVD. For this layout, I decided to highlight our visit to the Eiffel Tower, a dream I never imagined would come true! Paris is a wonderfully romantic city, and the perfect setting for this layout.

DREAM with pictures

I hope this kit inspires you to scrapbook. It’s a perfect combination for the romantic, travel or precious moments in your life. This kit will be available soon at the Younique Scrapbook store in Mount Forest.

Happy Scrappin’

Happy Birthday Margie!

Some people are extra special. Margie Dinsmore is one of those people. Margie’s played an important part in our family for…well, forever! Margie is a RN who cared for patients in the Intensive Care Unit. Not an easy job. Margie was my Grandmother’s friend. She babysat my Dad and his siblings, myself and my siblings, my children and many, many more. Not an easy job!

Margie volunteered her time over years and years to the benefit of many. She walks everywhere, choosing her feet over transportation whenever she can. She still lives on her own, as independent as she can be.

Today we celebrate her 101st Birthday! She remains a kind, selfless, loving woman. Wherever you are today, raise a glass to a remarkable woman who sets a high example of making a difference in other people’s lives.

Happy Birthday Margie, we LOVE YOU!

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This Guy

I’m so excited to share this kit with you! PHOTOPLAY’s “This Guy” line of papers and embellishments is the perfect lineup to showcase that special man in your life. Whether it be your husband, father, son, uncle,  or grandfather, this paper lineup will give you the masculine feel you need to highlight the men who mean so much to you.

Those of you who know me, know that I am extremely proud of our son Sean. Sean is a Corporal in the Army and he is posted in Edmonton. He is passionate about his career choice and his commitment to our country. What more could a Mom ask for? His commitment has meant sacrifices for all of us, but he serves with pride and focus.

Naturally, when I received the “This Guy” lineup of products, it was an easy decision to build my layouts featuring Sean. This double page layout focuses on the patterned papers in the line. Additions to this page include some stickers, a masculine washi tape and smart black enamel embellishments.

My Hero with Pictures

These pictures are a compilation of photos taken during our recent trip to visit Sean and his wonderful girlfriend Megan. Thank you for putting others before yourself everyday Sean. You will always be “My Hero”.

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The “Play Hard” layout incorporates additional patterned papers, stickers and hand stitching to add dimension. When I saw these two stickers, I instantly knew what picture I would use! I must say, there are advantages to no longer doing your kids laundry!! What endurance and determination. I treasure another picture of Sean crossing the finish line of the Spartan Race, laughing and smiling. What an accomplishment!

You Light up My Life with Pictures

The last layout is simple, yet makes a clear statement. One of the many things I love so much about Sean, is that he makes me laugh every single time we talk. These layouts are a treasure to me.

When you complete your kit, you’ll find you have plenty of paper and stickers left over to create several masculine cards. The opportunities are as limitless as your imagination.

Who do you treasure and wish to showcase in your scrapbooks? With Father’s Day quickly approaching, you’ll find this is a great kit to highlight the special men in our lives. Look for this kit soon at Younique Country Retreat and Too Younique.

Happy Scrappin’!