Thursday, October 29, 2009

more layouts

It was so much fun getting to get some layouts done last weekend ... here are the other 3 I managed to do!

I Love this big bow, I was inspired by Tia Bennet's fabric flowers that she did as a make and take at the crop. Don't ya just love this hobby for inspiring each other and sharing? So much fun!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

BC Crop for Kids weekend!

I had the best time at the Crop for Kids ...I can't wait to hear the total amount raised, I am hoping it was bigger than last year. I had great table mates and great roomates ... lots of laughs, giggles, jokes ... We already have a room booked for next year's crop! And the Scrapaholics, wow, what a great group, Not only are they a whole lot of fun, but we raised $1,000. to present to Mary and Sandra. I am so proud of each and every one of you and I thank you for following my vision of being not only a great group of fun scrappers, but a group who also gives back to our community!!!

The Not So Secret Garden class went oh so well. Loved teaching it ... Izzy was a great coTeacher and Hayley was the best TA! The best part was later that day when one of the students came up and showed me gorgeous Christmas cards using lollipop flowers ... wow, just made me happy all over!!! If you were at the class and use any of the techniques, please show me, I do love to see what you all create!!!

It managed to get 4 layouts and most of my own christmas cards done, i was totally happy about that ... and just to make the weekend extra special, Izzy & I won the last 50/50 draw ... how cool is that! The Photo of us getting our cash was taken by Rae. Thanks Rae!

My fave layout of the weekend ... my daughter's friend photoshopped a picture of her to look like a cartoon ... my daughter chose the papers for this project (you all know that i usually don't do bright) and Hayley gave me a bag of pink ephemra at the crop, and the green ticket stubs we from losing 50/50 tickets at the crop (how's that for irony)

Monday, October 26, 2009

What comes around ....

Geez, I don't know how I missed this post on Diane's blog a few days ago, I did see it on Carrie's blog and on Kathy's blog... and I am so up for it and now I am passing it on to you! (and yes, I am expecting prezzies from all three of you!!!)

The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me, especially for you.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make but I hope you will. (it will be something pretty)

2- What I create will be just for you.

3-They say I have a year to get it to you. But I promise it will NOT take that long. (well okay i do procrastinate so i just might take 364 days)

4- You have no clue what it's going to be. It’s a surprise to both of us at this point.

The catch?

You must re-post this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog.

So the first five people who post, and are willing to pass it along,will get a handmade gift in the mail from me.

When you get it, make sure you post a pic on your blog!

The Not So Secret Garden

So sorry to everyone who attended this class and was missing a page of instructions. I think this is the page that you were missing ... if you have any questions, just post in the comments section and I will try to answer them.

Paper & Ribbon flower
This card is fun to make and is a great way to use your scraps. I use glue dots on this card to hold it together. This flower is built on the flower center. Feel free to mix up the order in which the paper/ribbon pieces are layered.
1. take a small piece of ribbon and loop it through the button holes and tie a simple knot in the front.
2. take ¼” green strips, loop in half (do not form a fold if you want dimension in your flower). Attach each loop to the button in a North, South, East, West pattern.
3. Rotate the flower so the green strips are no longer up and down. Take the wide turquoise strips, loop in half and attach to the button in the same N, S, E, W.
4. Rotate the flower again and attach ribbon loops.
5. Keep rotating the flower filling in the gaps with your paper strips until the flower is complete.
6. Attach flower to card base.

Variations ~ in the past I have used fabric strips, ribbon, patterned paper and cardstock. Edges of all papers can be distressed and paper can be distressed before forming the flower by crumpling, wetting, inking, painting, glimmer misting etc. You can vary the widths of materials used or keep them all the same width. You can use double layers as shown or just use single layers. Use circles of Tulle to back the flower. For a more delicate look. Change the flower center. Several years ago I saw this flower on a published layout. I was made from about 3 pieces of patterned ribbon, with a little “v” cut in each end of the ribbon and a brad in the center. I have just played and played with it, making a totally unique flower each time, so please experiment, you will have fun and come up with different looks every time you use it.

Monday, October 19, 2009

4 days to go!!!

So who is ready for the BC Crop for Kids? I can hardly wait ... I am uber excited about teaching my first class there ... thank goodness I will have Izzy there and Hayley as the TA. I love techniques and this class is almost all techniques so it is bound to be fun. Here is a sneaky peak!

And, I am taking a class by Kah-Mei Smith, and i am a total Kah-Mei fan so again, wow ... lots of fun to look forward to. I havent the slightest idea about what i will be packing to work on. I am really into my art journals right now but they are techniquey and messy and painty .... so i just might have to leave them at home and pack something a less messy like pages ... or christmas cards ... What are you bringing to the crop? let me know, i am totally unorganized when it comes to planning my own stuff this year.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I am thankful for .... life!

Hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving ... My daughter and I spent it wandering the streets of Fort Langley ... munching on turkey sandwiches at the outdoor tables at the bookstore, picking up little treats at some of the shops, finding 1000's of treasures at the antique stores ... now if only i had the money for some of those treasures! Loved the horse on springs .... gawd, that was my favourite thing to play with when i was a kid, I could bounce on those springs forever ... and the feeling of total freedom mixed with excitement and euphoria ... I can feel it as i watch a young girl hop on and start to bounce ... a little wave of jealousy runs through me ... my inner child just wants to hop on and play ... And now i have a fresh batch of photos to scrap ... how cool is that!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

What are you doing this Tuesday?

shoveling, sledding, building snowmen ???? I'm prayin' for rain ...

Friday, October 2, 2009

Happy Birthday you beautiful soul!!!

Hey Diane ... Happiest of Birthdays to you sweetie! Your bright and fun loving self is just a joy and a daily gift to us all ... so celebrate you!!!!