Friday, 18 May 2018

Creative Scrapbooker is such an AMAZING magazine! They gals that run it do such a great job of showcasing Canadian talent and all the wonderful people in the crafty world! I made it into the magazine again in the Summer 2018 edition. Though this time not for a project but for attending the great weekend my crafty pal Leona put on last month. And it is such a great photo!


I just love this magazine - and this issue has some great techniques I want to try! So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!!

I WON A PRIZE

I got some GREAT happy mail yesterday!! My crafty pal Renea and her store ReneaBouquets had a contest on Facebook and the theme was UNDER THE SEA. I submitted the following project for this contest.


The only stipulation was that you had to use something that she sells in her store. And what do you know - my name was drawn as the WINNER!! I was super excited! I got my prize in the mail yesterday so had to do a video to share my goodies.


I can't wait to play with them - they are going to be great on pages for my cruise album I am working on that is for sure! 

I won't be getting down to my craft room until at least Monday as it is the holiday long weekend and we are going for our first camping trip. I hope you all have a fun time as I know I will. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

CRAFTY WEEKEND IN GRIMSHAW

Had a GREAT weekend crafting with my pals in Grimshaw. It was a blast going to a crop and just have fun, not be the organizer! And started the weekend by having a nice fire with my pals.


It was fun getting started - had to have treats!


And I got quite a lot done - 11 pages total!!


Did this one first - one of the gals had these over-sized tags she got from work and she shared them with us all. I used them to do this layout. I had the newsletters from the cruise and wanted to use them so the tags worked perfectly. Now my layout is interactive! LOL


Then I was showing everyone a technique with the Brusho Crystal Colours from Stampin Up.
I used them for the background of this page.


The next page I did was using some of the great Blue Fern paper I got from my pal Renea at her shop ReneaBouquets! It was just DYING to be fussy cut and popped up. I really love how this page came out. I had another crafty friend comment when I put it on Instagram that she had just finished a page using the same paper - she popped up the wheel too! Great minds!! 


Then I wanted to do a couple simpler pages - I used some Bo Bunny Make A Splash paper that I loved the colours of so used them for a few layouts. 
This is the first two page layout I did with it.


Then I had to go back to the Kaisercraft paper I got from the monthly kit from Treasured Memories that I bought. This paper just made it soooooo easy to be creative. The hardest part was trying to remember where this picture was from. My husband was not much help in this department, but between us I think we figured it out!


And then I did another layout with the same paper line. Didn't want to do much to this paper as it is just so gorgeous! It was a pretty easy layout to do really.


Then I finished the day doing two more simple layouts with the Bo Bunny Make A Splash paper (which I got from my crafty pal Sandy and her store Scrapbook Fanatics. I really love the colours of this paper and it was fun making these layouts.



I really had fun hanging with my Grimshaw pals and getting my craft on. I got a third of my vacation finished! Looking forward to working on it more. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Thursday, 10 May 2018

I got another package yesterday, but I didn't film my opening of it as it only had a couple items in it. But I do have to share as I got the coolest gift with the package. I ordered stuff from Treasured Memories on the weekend because they had a great sale for National Scrapbook Day. What I didn't realize is that they were also celebrating National Comic Book Day - they always have themes for their crops and this months theme was Super Heros. Well everyone who came to the crop got a comic book, and KC (my pal who is part of the family that owns the store) said she was sending me a free comic too. And she definitely knows me cause take a look at the comic she sent!!


Is this me or what?!?!

And this is what I bought - I have to still show you even if I didn't do a video


I needed an album for my Jasper/Banff trips I am in the process of scrapbooking. And I have wanted that die for awhile, and I could finally afford it with the NSD discount I got. I already have the die packed to use this weekend at the Grimshaw crop I am headed to. I will make sure to post pictures. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

SUMMER 2012 ALBUM PROJECT


As I had said earlier, I actually finished a project that I started THREE years ago! We went to the Maritimes back in 2012 so that Doug could show me where he grew up and I could meet some of his family. It was a really great time - and I started to make an album for the trip when I was at a crop in Edmonton back in 2015. I had thought I had finished the project but when looking for some stuff in one of my containers I found a whole bunch of pictures from the trip. I realized that I had actually only done about 1/4 of the vacation! So I decided that I was GOING to finish the project at the crop this weekend. And I DID!! Here are some photos of the project.

Here are some of the pages in the book





And these are some of the tags - each page has a space for a tag of some kind.


And the inside of the back cover


And here are some shots of the outside, and the inside of the book as a whole.




And here is a look at the front cover.


And back when I made the project I made a companion writing desk to go with it - the original idea was to put the the album it the box but I made it too big so instead the box is filled with other keepsakes from the trip. Here are some photos of the box - my fabulous hubby even custom made the little row boat and oars for me!




And here is a look at the box and album together.


I also did a little walk through video, as there was so much to the album it was hard to take photos of the whole thing. This way you can see all the pages and the tags that I made for each one.



I had fun finishing this project - and now I can move on to something else. LOL So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Sunday, 6 May 2018

HL MINI CROPTACULAR WEEKEND - CONTINUED

Well I have to say that this weekend was a complete success!! Everyone had a great time, we raised some money for the library and I even got a project finished! Here are some pictures from the weekend.


And we are off! The Friday night gang had a lot of fun!!


Day two started off with a bang too - we had to do some scrambling to get chairs but it worked out in the end. And we had almost a full house too!!


And the food was wonderful all day - these are the cupcakes I donated made by a great friend.


And look - we even had Moose cupcakes!!


Of course we had to get a group photo - hopefully
 it will make it into Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.

Everyone mostly did their own thing, but I did do one technique class. I show everyone how to use the new Brusho Crystal Colour from Stampin Up. It is really fun and easy to use and you get some really fantastic results. Check it out.


And then on today there were the die-hards - and several of them to boot!!


Besides having fun, I ACTUALLY got a project done! I was surprised, as it felt like I spent all my time running around doing the organizational stuff. But in the end I finished my album project - that I started 3 years ago, lol. Here are some photos of the pages I worked on this weekend,









It really was a successful weekend. And looking at initial numbers, it looks like we raised just over $1000.00 for the library. Which is amazing for just 17 ladies in attendance. I want to take better photos and maybe even a video of my album, so will post those soon. Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Friday, 4 May 2018

HL MINI CROPTACULAR WEEKEND IS HERE!!!!


Well I said I have had a busy week and it is because I have been running around doing all the last minute stuff for the Croptacular this weekend. I had prizes to collect, gifts for attendees to make and all the other last minute stuff that comes from organizing a crop. Take a look at all I accomplished!!


This is getting all the goodie bags made up and prizes organized.


This is loading everything into my car!


This is some of the yummies that one of our participants is bringing!!!!


And this is me - with my cat as supervisor - getting all my OWN stuff ready to take!

I am so glad I got it all ready. And to top it off, I had actual work stuff for my store to finish too. Another event going on in town this weekend is a comic con and my business MonDo Embroidery is there selling t-shirts. Luckily I have a great husband who is working the booth for me. He is actually having a great time as he is a total geek and is even dressed up!!


Work is almost done and it will soon be time to go over and set up for the crop. I will have more photos of the fun later this weekend. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!