Thursday, October 22, 2009

The class schedule is now out for the classes I'm teaching in November and December (that I posted here), so check the schedule out HERE if you're local!! 
I'd love to see you in class and let me know if you have any questions!


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Ch{all}enge Masters New Site!

Ch{all}enge Masters is very excited to bring you a challenge blog that will encompass many different types of challenges each month!! Here are the categories for challenges each & every month:

Book of Me
Book of We
Book of Him
Kitchen Keepsakes
Journaling Prompt
Blog Challenges
Going Green

They are looking for several designers for each category! So, when applying, please let them know which category you would be interested in designing for & if you would be interested in that category's Team Leader position. Team Leaders will be responsible for creating their categories challenge & one example layout. Each Design Team Member will be required to create at least one layout per month.

To apply please send a link to your blog and/or main gallery to: . Also, please send a jpg of 1 {only 1 please!} layout that best represents your style along with your full name & email address. Submissions will be accepted until October 22nd, 2009. Team will be announced no later than October 26th, 2009.

Right now there is no compensation for designing for Ch{all}enge Masters except the bragging rights ;-) plus to share, inspire & scrap!!!

Come and check it out HERE!


Friday, October 16, 2009

Some Recent Creations...

OK, so I really don't like having my picture taken and I rarely scrap myself, but did this one for a challenge and really like the end result.  I love it when I can just play and not think about all the details and then not only enjoy creating more, but generally like the end result better!

I did this one as part of a sketch class at work with the permission of the fabulous sketch artist:  Debbie Gaydos.  These pictures of the boys seemed so easy to scrap!

And lastly, a card I whipped up with a bunch of goodies I've had for ages!  Love it when you can grab some stash and pull something together.  The papers are October Afternoon and I love most of the stuff!  The die cut label shape was done with the Noteworthy card on the MM Slice machine.

Well, think that's about it for today.  It's pouring rain here, so we'll have a little wet walk to school this morning, but I have a few extra minutes here because Sophia and Matthew aren't here quite yet - soon though!  Not much else going on other that work tonight really and I'm going to enjoy my day with the kids!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

WeScrap Challenge Cards

Have been doing some of the fabulous card challenges at WeScrap and thought I'd post a few!  I love the way the one above came out and the best part is that it was done with odds and ends that were on my table!

This was a challenge I did with stamps from the fabulous crop sponsor we have - MyStampBOX!  I want to thank Bettina von Gross for being so wonderful and sending stamps to the WeScrap girls to work with!

This was another card for a challenge posted by me!  This was another one that just used up some scraps and that fabulous sticker from October Afternoon!

Well, better go get some things done here and Matthew will be up shortly I'm sure.  A lot going on around here today and the kids need to be picked up from preschool in a bit!

Have a fabulous one and remember to stop and enjoy the little things!


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sneaks for Upcoming Classes

OK, so the November Schedule isn't quite out yet, but here are some sneaks for those of you that are local! You can keep your eye out for the schedule coming soon!

Eskimo Kisses (Basic Grey) Cards NEW!

These fabulous cards use the new Eskimo Kisses holiday collection!! There's patterned paper, die-cuts, printed and scored cardstock, rub-ons, printed chipboard, and envelopes to create 8 unique cards. Come and join us in creating these darling holiday greeting cards. You need to see these in person!

Bo Bunny Recipe Book NEW!

Feast your eyes on this 9 x 9” recipe book featuring BoBunny's Kitchen Spice collection. Recipe collections remind us of good times with good food made by good cooks. Each section divider of the recipe book serves up spots for favorite recipes and their creators. The beautifully decorated pages make this recipe book a treat to look at and a collection to cherish. What a wonderful gift though when you're done, you might not be able to give it away!

2010 Desk Calendar NEW!

This is a wonderful gift that you can come and make in an evening with a few supplies and the Bind-It-All machine! Once you see how easy these are, you'll be wanting to make these gifts for everyone as well as one for yourself!

Frosty Phrases Christmas Cards NEW!

This set of cards will be done with a fantastic sheet of rub-on phrases and images that match the new Polar Expressions line from Imaginisce. Small, adorable prints with a touch of glitter make these perfect for cardmaking. There will be 8 different cards in this class and you'll have extra rub-ons for making more at home!
** See the Christmas tag class for matching tags!

Polar Expressions Cards NEW!

Come and join us in making a set of cards using the new Imaginisce Polar Expressions line and the matching stamps! We'll be creating a darling set of cards using some fun techniques and the paper already has that fabulous touch of glitter. There are a total of 10 cards in this class with 5 designs!

** See the Christmas tag class for matching tags!

Christmas Tag Class NEW!

Create a set of 16 tags (4 designs X 4) that'll be the perfect touch on those Christmas gifts this season! If you're taking one the Frosty Phrases or Polar Expressions card classes you'll have matching tags for your cards as well!

Christmas Quick and Easy II NEW!

We're going to use the same idea as we do for our Quick and Easy cards, but use it for Christmas this time so that you can get ahead of the game! We'll be taking some patterned papers and matching cardstock to create a set of 6 Christmas cards. Also included in the class is a great set of Inkadinkado penguin acrylic sentiment stamps that you'll use in class and take home with you! All Supplies Included.
Spooktacular Halloween NEW!

We'll be scaring up some fun as we work on this technique based double page layout. Just a few of the great techniques here are stamping and embossing, piercing, creating your own embellishments, and distressing. We'll also be playing with glitter, die cuts, punches, the Slice Machine, and so much more! Layout design and sketches will also be discussed since this layout is based on a sketch from the fabulous Jana Eubank ( Come and get ready to carve out some memories! All Supplies Included.

I'm teaching a class this week that has a couple of spots left as well, so call and join us if you can! 
Spread Your Wings

Come and create 8 fabulous new cards with an adorable new line of paper from Three Bugs in a Rug called Spread Your Wings. This class is another card class to give you some ideas on how to use those fabulous tag sheets to create an amazing set of fun and easy general sentiment cards. Pop in and take a look at all of them!
All Supplies Included.
Call the store TODAY to register!
604 530-2917
Hope to see you in class soon!

Monday, October 12, 2009

October WeScrap Kit

The big reveal for the October WeScrap kit Fall Festival is today and you should check out all the amazing work going into the gallery!

I had fun working with all the amazing goodies in this kit and it was wonderful to get to some of my own scrapping again after being so busy with classes!

I worked yesterday and then came home to a fabulous Thanksigiving dinner cooked by my darling hubby!  Tracy, Brian and the kids came over for dinner as well and brought the pumpkin pie!  It was a nice evening and we have so very many reasons to be thankful that is was wonderful to be able to celebrate together. 

A fabulous Thanksgiving Monday to everyone!  Enjoy!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

WeScrap ABC Card Crop

If you LOVE to make CARDS, then weScrap has the Crop for you!

This was one I did for a challenge early in the month...

Beginning September 15th, everyday for 26 days, the iTeam will have a new alphabet card challenge for you! A to Z.... 26 challenges and 26 days of wonderful and inspiring cards!

Come and play along with the ABC Card Crop at!

We are now a FREE forum!!!! No membership required! Just register with the site and you are good to go!

myStamp BOX stamps are our crop sponsors and they have some awesome stamps for our iTeam to show off! You may even WIN a few sets of your own!

The closing date for all challenges is SATURDAY October 17th at 11:59pm PST (3 am EST, 2am CST, 1am MST).

Come and check it out along with the new kit!!  I'll post some more of my cards soon!


Tuesday, October 06, 2009

In Celebration...

We're deeply saddened by the loss of George's grandpa (Opi) at 101 years of age today.  We're thankful that he's no longer in pain though and what we can do is celebrate the lovely man that he was and how many lives he touched... 

One of the hardest parts was having to explain to Kyle tonight since he had developed a fairly close relationship to him while George's mum and dad took care of Kyle while I was working (before having Nathan).  There were lots of tears and cuddles...

It's already comforting to be able to look back at some of the layouts I've done with Opi in them and knowing that we'll have these (and some more I need to do) so we're able to talk to the boys about him as they grow up...  It's days like this that I'm reminded why I'm so thankful to be a scrapbooker and saving our family memories.

You're loved and will be greatly missed...
Colleen, George, Kyle and Nathan