Friday, October 13, 2017

Scrapaholics Unite Session 7 Class 5

This was a combination of Jeepers Creepers from 2016 and the new Cats and Bats paper. I like the effect the black and white stripe make on the layout as well as the accenting of the monster paper. I used the Mini Monster cartridge for the Monsters title and the witches hat and accented with some glitter tape and a couple of halloween accent stamps. 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Scrapaholics Unite Session 7 Class 4

This week's layout is made by a guest designer, Carissa Peach. She's my very talented sister/photographer and while she was visiting me during the summer she helped me out by creating this super cute layout. She actually credits my son with the idea as he tells the cutest kid joke: 

Kid: What did one cactus say to the other?
Parent: I don't know...
Kid: You look sharp!

He delivers that joke in the best way. Totally corny, but when you have cactus paper and some super cute colours, it makes for a great title! She also cut out some extra cacti from the Flower Market Cricut cartridge and then accented with some cute stamps. I also like that she incorporated the supercute zipstrip from the Prickly Pear paper pack on the top of the right photo well. To add some texture, she did a background tone-on-tone stamp on the Tangerine paper on the left. 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Scrapaholics Unite Session 7 Class 3

With the snow apparently descending on Calgary tomorrow evening, this seems like a great time to break out your beach pictures especially considering how hot it's been this past week and now snow in the forecast. That is Calgary weather for you. I'm using the No Worries paper for this layout again. If you attended my Spring Banff retreat, this is a great accompanying layout to the one we did at the retreat. Not the same, but with the same paper pack and tones, it would be perfect for the same beach trip. For this layout, I did get to play with the new You Are Here Cricut Cartridge and coordinating stamp sets. It is the perfect cartridge for travel. Can't wait to do my Paris trip with the cartridge! I also used the stamp set that you can only exclusively get when purchasing the cartridge. I repurposed a banner that I used for my daughter's luau birthday party by using the twine, the die cuts of palm trees, pineapples and flowers that has this great gold trim. The set also included some cute mini gold studs that I didn't wind up using on the banner, but looks great on this layout. 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Scrapaholics Unite Session 7 Class 2

If you need a place to put some colourful photo's then this is the layout for you. Using the Little Dreamer paper from the last Seasonal Expressions book. You could make this layout more magical by flipping the paper and using the rainbow unicorn side. It is fabulous! To add some shine, I used the foil tape along the top and added some Bitty Sparkles around the stars. I also used my Cuttlebug to cut out the rainbow half circle shape and the banner prior to stamping them. If you are going to use the rainbow unicorn paper, I do also have the coordinating die cut and stamp set as an option instead of the rainbow. 

Rainbow Unicorn Patterned Paper

Monday, September 11, 2017

Scrapaholics Unite Session 7 Class 1

I admit it, I'm obsessed with the Jack paper pack, but I have a weakness for red and black plaid. Unfortunately the bulk paper doesn't use the red and black plaid, but it does have this cute tree print. Alternatively the back side of the tree print is a cool lumberjack pattern. I'll leave it up to you on which side you prefer for your layout, they are both pretty cool. I used a double layered Cricut cut for the title and stamped various images and sentiments throughout the layout. I accented with a few triangle studs. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Scrapaholics Unite Session 6 Class 12

I've been waiting for the right layout to use this cool stamp set, called Ink Blot, for the random stamping on the background on the base pages. I like the bright colours from the Some Kinda Wonderful paper and wanted to play them up. I also echoed the same colours in the title using a large Alphabet stamp, Rustic Alphabet, and cut them out and popped them up. To finish off, I added some black shimmer trim.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Spring 2017 Scrapbooking Retreat Workshops

Hi all, I've actually finished the workshops for the retreat, before the retreat. I think this might be a record. Now hopefully I can prep them in time too. 

These cards use the Sugar Rush paper. I designed these so that they can be changed around if wanted, the You're Sweet card could be a Thank You or a Birthday card. By changing the sentiment on the front of the ice cream card, it could also change to something else. Versatility!

Father's Day Card and Mother's Day Card

The Father's Day card features the new paper pack from the Season Expression 2 catalogue called Jack (I may rave about it all weekend as I positively looove the red and black plaid). This card can also be changed to something other than Father's Day by stamping a different sentiment on the bottom. The Tea-rrific card is another versatile card as it can change depending upon the inside sentiment, but there is a matching teacup that says Happy Mother's Day that I stamped inside. This card is also using the gorgeous Live Beautifully paper that will be featured for National Scrapbooking Month in May.

Another new paper pack, No Worries is a beautiful beachy/nautical paper. I created this cute 2 page layout that is great for a lake, beach or somewhere with a tropical beverage.