Wednesday, September 30, 2009

world card day...

This Saturday Oct 3 is World Card Making Day! The ladies over at Two Scrapbook Friends are running a great contest.

"Two Scrapbook Friends is going to run a contest. We have posted 3 cards sketches. They are from the September collection of card maps from Page Maps! All you have to do to enter the contest is create a card using one of these sketches and upload it to our gallery. There is a special section set up just for this contest.For each card you upload, you will be entered in a draw to win this All Occasion 'Build-A-Card' pad that contains materials to make 48 cards! The kit comes with envelopes too! So, if you make 10 cards, your name is entered 10 times. In order to qualify, your cards must be uploaded to the special section in our gallery for World Card Making Day! All entries must be in by midnight on Saturday, October 3rd. You must use the sketches provided as the inspiration for your cards. We hope you can take some time and join in the fun! "

Check out the sketches on the TSF blog and get some cards made.
I've taken this opportunity to get a jump on my Christmas Cards as it's never too early to start.
Join in the fun and maybe win a great prize!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

feelin' fall(ish)

Fall is my favourite time of year. The colours and aromas flood your senses in a way that no other season can. On Saturday Holden and I went for a walk on a trail near the Humane Society. He willingly goes anywhere that there might be an opportunity to forage for rocks and sticks. Deep in the trees the air was humid but there was plenty of evidence that Fall is in full swing.

I hope that there are many more weeks of Fall before it turns cold and frosty.
Happy Fall Everyone!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

my first commissioned project...

My mother-in-law asked if I would be interested in creating a book for her friend about her daughter's first communion. I thought it would be a great challenge to take on. I had 3 months to complete it as my mil was away on vacation for the summer. I have never completed a mini book before so I wasn't sure how to tackle it. I settled on going with coordinated papers as it seemed the best way to create flow. I found a great little 8X8 book from Little Yellow Bicycle with papers from the zinnia line. It included some stickers and papers and I purchased other pieces from the line so I would have lots to work with. With some of the leftover product I created 3 blank layouts that they can add their own photos to.
I haven't given it to my mil yet but here's a sneak peek for everyone else.

Some of the layouts have hidden jounalling tags where special messages can be written

This layout is a double page spread

Sunday, September 13, 2009

inspiring the next generation...

My twin nieces, Brooke and Kaitlyn, turned 8 at the beginning of August. They had started scrapbooking about 6 months ago so I thought it would be fun to take them to a REAL scrapbooking store and crop with them. They thought it was a great idea so I took them to TSF (of course!) for an afternoon and gave them each some $$ to spend. I took my supplies along but didn't end up getting anything done. It was so entertaining for me to watch them do their layouts and to see what their style was. Katie likes lots of angles with her photos, the colour pink and loves to add lots of stickers, bling, ribbon etc. Brooke is much more into straight lines and a 'less is more' approach and she likes lots of blue. After a couple hours they had done 7 layouts between them and were pretty pleased with results. I had a good laugh when Brooke told me that her favourite part was shopping in the store, just like her aunt!!
It was so fun to spend an afternoon sharing something I enjoy so much with two girls I love so much.
Can't wait for the next time!