Saturday, December 15, 2007
another older sketch and layout... thought the theme fit the time of year. Can't believe it's so close to Christmas already... I really need to get my cards sent! I also have a couple gifts that I really need to finish making, plus wrapping the ones we've bought. Not a ton of time for scrapping this time of year, but I'd love to see your layouts if you do one based on the sketch.
KI Memories papers, forgetting the foam stamp company...
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
So, first I want to say I was so excited to be a part of this event. As soon as I found out that it was happening, and so close to me, I knew I wanted to support it. Even if that only meant attending classes or volunteering, I wanted to help. Morgan wouldn't be here with us today without the Children's hospitals here in London and Toronto and I'm excited to give back to them by being a part of the Crop for Kids.
This picture is from the Wednesday before CSC4K started... a few of us had to go through all the class kits (that had been packed at kit parties through the summer as product came in) and make sure everything was in the bags, and add instructions. The amazing thing is that all of this product (and there's more you can't see in this picture) was donated by scrapbook companies and stores so more money could go to the hospitals. Multiply this by the 6 events across Canada, and you get a lot of product! So thanks so much to all the sponsors! It was a full day of work to check all these kits and then take them to the hotel.
There were so many fantastic teachers and classes, and I wish I could have taken more, but my schedule was jam-packed as it was... I took three classes with Vicki Boutin (Take Flight, Stepping Out and Layer it On) and a super cute mini-album class with Jen Backler. I can't wait to finish my Hambly mini-album (Marci Lambert and Anja Wade) and another mini-album about my childhood. I learned a lot in Ashley Calder's Water Colour & Hand Lettering class, and definitely want to incorporate more of those techniques in my layouts. I finished two of the three layouts in Tracy Kyle's Too Many Buttons class (I love buttons!!!) and need to make time to finish the last one. It was very interesting to take all these classes and see the different teaching styles.
I also taught three classes over the weekend. My first one was Saturday night (A Year Full of Memories) and there were a couple little glitches with the kits, but thankfully I had enough extra kits to get everyone what they needed. I cut some more chipboard Sunday morning to add to the kits that were missing it. We didn't even come close to finishing the calendars, but we got a good start and I hope the directions and sketches will help everyone finish. Sunday morning, I had my Altered Tin and Cards class, and I learned from the night before to make sure everyone had everything they needed before we started... The stamps from Technique Tuesday hadn't arrived in time, but I brought enough of my own stamps for everyone to share, and we did okay. A few people finished in class, and a couple others stayed a little bit longer to finish before they left. Right after, I had my last class, Inspiration Everywhere. There were only 3 people in that one, and it went really smoothly... everyone finished their layouts and card before the class was over. I had a lot of good feedback from my classes, and I'm hoping I have the opportunity to do it again...
A highlight of my weekend was spending time with the other croppers and teachers. I got to meet some message board friends in real life. I was lucky enough to get a room at the hotel at the last minute, and my roomates ended up being Vicki Boutin, Jen Backler and Kim Nunez! It was so much fun meeting them, and they were all super nice. Vicki Boutin is one of my scrapping heroes, so that was an extra little boost for the weekend... I tried not to be too stalkerish and scare her off... lol. I intended to take tons of pictures over the weekend... pictures of my students while I was teaching, pictures of Sarah and the other volunteers, pictures of the teachers, pictures of me teaching... I was so busy and had so much I was carrying around so this is the only picture I got:
Vicki and Jen came to my last class before they were leaving on Sunday so I could say good-bye and get a picture. Since it's the only one (and I didn't even take it--thanks Tammy!!!) I'm just glad it turned out!
Thanks so much to everyone who made this weekend so special to me... I had a great time and I hope I get to do it again!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
I'm also going to post a sketch again this week... maybe from my Tinkering ink class. Last week was just crazy trying to get everything ready for the crop!
Friday, October 5, 2007
I'd love to see if you create a layout using this sketch, so link me up in the comments!
product list: Basic Grey papers, HS file folder and journaling spot, Prima flower, MME rub-ons, MM foam stamps.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
I think I finally figured out how to get them side by side! Create a layout based on the sketch shown, and add a link to this post to make sure I see it! Supply list for my layout: Cosmo Cricket papers, Fontwerks and Autumn Leaves stamps, Basic Grey chipboard brackets and MM paint...
Monday, September 24, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
You must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. (If you don't have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.) When you are tagged you need to write your own blog-post and then choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don't' forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.
A - Artistic (for a while I didn't think I was, but I just had to find the right way to express it)
N - Nerdy (yep, hard to believe, but true ;) )
N - Nice (I try, anyway...)
E - Earnest
I'm tagging Shannon, Krystn, Kelly, Bre, Laura and anyone else reading this who wants to (it's a fun, easy one)!
Sunday, September 16, 2007
So here's the sketch (a challenge at the BYOM crop...)
and my layout...
digi layout: Meredith Fenwick papers (some re-coloured) and elements.
And for any digi scrappers who use Photoshop or PSE, I have a template version of this sketch up on yousendit for one week (or 100 downloads) to make this layout even faster and easier for you! get it here: http://download.yousendit.com/CC2EEAD07743E0A9
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Anyway, with all that, I haven't been scrapping and I forgot to post my September DT stuff... My Scrap Shoppe has a very cool kit with a great mix of products once again... Love, Elsie, Luxe, Creative Imaginations, Heidi Swapp, Making Memories, 7 Gypsies, Amy Butler... and I'm sure I missed a few others. Here's what I did with it:
and you can check out what Marcy, Anita, Jen and Leigh did with it here...
I'm hoping now that I'm caught up with CSC4K stuff I'll be able to scrap and get another sketch up...
Less than a week until my TV appearance, and I'm starting to get pretty nervous... I'm planning things over and over, and I think I'm going to do some prep work for that too... and tomorrow's my appointment for a new hairstyle! If it goes well, I'll post before and afters... ;)
Friday, August 31, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
credits: Cherry Arte papers, Bazzill flower embellishment and cardstock, KI rub-ons and the swirl is a digital element by Rhonna Farrer... not sure who makes the ribbon. If you create a layout based on the sketch, I'd love to see it... link me up in the comments!
Monday, August 20, 2007
I have the awesome opportunity to do what I love and help kids at the same time... how cool is that?! Sarah Hodgekinson had the drive to organize a fantastic scrapbooking event with so many fantastic teachers and classes, and all the proceeds go to the Children's Hospitals. The event has 6 locations across Canada, and one of the locations is right here at home, and the money goes to the Children's Hospital that monitor's my daughter Morgan's heart condition. As soon as I saw Sarah's post at 2peas over a year ago, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. The teacher list for London is amazing... CK Hall of Famer's and runner's up, Memory Maker Masters, magazine personalities, book authors, and then little old me... ;)
I started with just one class, sponsored by Creativity Boutique. We're making a 2008 calendar in this class (perfect gift item). Special thanks to Rhonna Farrer for allowing me to print some of her digital elements to enhance this project.
When discussing what kind of class I'd like to teach, I showed them pictures of this altered CD tin and card set, and they liked it so much they found a sponsor so I could teach that class too! Thanks to Nikki's Kraft Shack in Tillsonburg for giving me this opportunity... and here's a pic of what we'll be creating in that class...
Then I had the opportunity to create another class with Tinkering Ink products and I decided to try a layout class... and so Inspiration Everywhere came to life... I'll talk about being inspired by sketches, ads and art pieces, and how you can interpret those onto layouts and cards using the pictures you have. Thanks to Tinkering Ink and My Sentiments Exactly for sponsoring this class, and also to Janelle Richmond for allowing me to use her sketch in my class. Here's a preview...
I also came up with this quick and easy Make and Take project... we use the containers from the Queen & Co large flower sequins and bits of paper to make this cute little mini-album. This will be available throughout the crop in the crop area for a small fee and all proceeds go to the hospital. Thanks to Queen & Co and American Crafts for sponsoring this project. Sarah recently asked me to go on a Canadian morning show with her to do this project with the hosts, and the countdown has begun... I'm scared, but excited too, and happy to have the opportunity to promote the event.
So, if you're close to any of the events, I'd highly recommend checking the site out. Click here to go to the main site... I'm teaching in London, and you should check out all the great teachers and classes being offered. Definitely something for everyone and it's for a great cause!