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Monday, November 7, 2016

Autumn Days

I love living in a climate where we can experience so many beautiful seasons.  Autumn is truly a spectacular time filled with beautiful colours and cozy sweater evenings.  Scrapbook and Cards Today's Fall issue is one you just have to pick up and read with a cuppa of tea or warm cider.


Here is a peek at a project featured in the Fall issue.  The apple cut file from Silhouette was a perfect back drop to fantastic day of apple picking, corn mazes and sampling some apple pie!





Thursday, June 2, 2016

Will you marry me?

So I'm going to give you the happy ending first! The answer to Will you marry me? is Yes!

For the past few weeks I have been working on a client album to scrapbook their relationship story leading up to a romantic proposal for marriage.    The scrapbook album was an integral part of the 'Will you marry me' with the ring tied directly to the page.

Here is the proposal page without the ring, this page slips into the page protector:


Here is the the finished proposal page with the ring tied from one of the cherry blossoms that is attached on the outside of the page protector ( this is not the actual ring, the real one was tied there and then the toy ring was put back after the proposal).


This was a wonderful project to work on as my client was so trusting in my creative process, in the end he was over the moon with the results.  The album started out with photos of their childhood, how they met in university, trips they took together, good times with friends etc. all leading up to the important (surprise) marriage proposal.

The completed album ended up being 25 pages and here are a few peeks.  I blurred out the photos and journaling but I think you can still get the gist and design of the pages.  I apologize for the lighting, this project was time sensitive and there was only one window of opportunity to take photos of the pages before packaging the album for it's final destination to Montreal.

This was the left side of the double proposal page, I didn't want to put any photos on the left side to distract away from the right side page (because if has the ring!).  This font called LD batter-love from the Silhouette store is amazing, I love that it welds so beautifully together, I used the font throughout the album.


A page waiting for their engagement photo.



This was a favourite photo of them together, so I duplicated the image using them on photo strips.







Used Basic Grey's South Pacific collection here:



Here is a simple design to fits lots of photos, the grid cut file was designed by Ashley Horton, love it!


The hot air balloon cut file is from the Silhouette store and was so fun to make. The clouds are dry embossed for some subtle texture.


Some My Minds Eye, Authentique and Maggie Holmes Crate Paper goodies on this page, I was going for a really soft and feminine look, his journaling on this page was really endearing.


Thanks for dropping by, hope you have a wonderful crafty day! xx

Saturday, May 7, 2016

2016 National Scrapbook Day!

Wishing everyone a Happy National Scrapbook Day!  I hope you have a little time today to spend doing what you love!


This photo of my little girl just gives my heart a huge smile.  I love that she is taking a keen interest in our scrapbooks.  This photo was taken a l-o-n-g time ago when she was just starting to learn to read and the pages had a little more meaning than just pictures.


Scrapbook and Cards Today is having a huge interNational Scrapbook Day celebration.  The team was asked to create a project inspired from the Spring Issue.  Here is a peek at my page.
Be sure to check out SCT's blog throughout the day for lots of inspiration and prizes!


Have a wonderful crafty day!


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Scrapbook and Cards Today Birthday Celebration!


Hey crafty friends, this month marks the 10th Anniversary for Scrapbook and Cards Today!  I feel very lucky to be a part of this amazing magazine, the inspiration and creative community is something I will always cherish.  Happy Birthday, hip hip hooray!  There is a big celebration over at SCT here!

Spring is definitely in the air, the sweet sounds of birds chirping, the grass a little greener and the daytime hours are longer, yay!  The 2016 Spring issue is blooming full of cheerful inspiration, you can view or download the entire issue free!


Here are some peeks at my projects in this issue:




Monday, February 22, 2016

Scrapfest Kitchener 2016!


I am super excited to be teaching again at Scrapfest Kitchener!  This is one amazing scrapbooking event not to be missed.  Just imagine an entire arena filled with scrapbooking stores, a huge crop area and educational class rooms dedicated to all things paper crafting!

I will be teaching 3 workshops in Kitchener (2 of them have sold out) and I have spaces left in my Disney Pocket Page workshop.  The Disney pocket pages is filled to the brim with fun inspiration to finish 22 pocket pages!  You will get an entire variety pack of Simple Stories pocket page protectors and you'll love how it all comes together to record your magical Disney vacation!   Click on the images below for a video link to the workshops.

Hope to see you in Kitchener!

Disney Pocket Pages Workshop

Summer Layouts Workshop (sold out)

Pocket Your Memories Workshop (sold out)

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Gratitude Squash Album

Fall Greetings!  I love this time of year when the days are crisp and the trees are turning into their gorgeous autumn colours!   Speaking of Fall inspiration, have you curled up with the most recent Scrapbook and Cards Today's Fall issue?  There is so much packed in this issue and what better way than to spend some time at your craft desk scrapbooking your family memories!  If you do not subscribe to the hard copy of the magazine, you can download the entire issue from their website here!


For this issue, I create a Gratitude Mini in a squash album format.  A squash album is really easy and fun to make, I created a little tutorial here, you can click on the  video link here. hope you give it a try!