Monday, 15 September 2014

Sketchabilities Reveal #123~


It's time for another Design Team Reveal at Sketchabilities!
I can't wait to see what all of the other talented, crafty designers have come up with using the same sketch!
Here is the layout that I created based on Karan's beautiful sketch.




I chose to work with the bright and fun patterned papers from the Capture Life Collection by Echo Park.


The fun and fabulous Map Flowers and Tickets are from the Curtsey Boutique.



More Curtsey Boutique love with the Large White Tag, Baker's Twine and the Green Library Card.


Thanks for stopping by to check my Sketchabilities #123 Reveal! Be sure to stop by and take the challenge yourself!

Friday, 12 September 2014

Gadget Girls Fall Mega Crop #2~


The kids are back to school, and all the plans are coming together for the Gadget Girls Fall Mega Crop. Are you joining me and 150 other croppers for a fun filled weekend of craftiness?
Today I am showcasing the second of the 2 classes that I will be teaching at the crop this year.


This class is also sponsored by May Arts Ribbon.


Here is all the information you will need to sign up for this class. The class is over half full at this point, so if you are interested in attending...sign up quick!


Thursday, 11 September 2014

Gadget Girls Fall Mega Crop #1~


I can't believe it's almost that time again!
Are you joining myself and 150 other croppers for a weekend full of fun, papercrafting and laughter?
Today I am showcasing my first of 2 classes that I will be teaching at the Gadget Girls Fall Mega Crop.


This layout is sponsored by May Arts Ribbon.




Here is all the information you need to sign up! This class is over half sold, so if you're interested....sign up quick!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Decorative Mason Jar Tutorial~

Today I'm sharing a quick and easy way to decorate a simple mason jar in order to make it a beautiful addition to your home or craftroom's decor.


Over the summer I picked up a grab bag of oh so pretty mini spools of colourful thread, from one of my favourite thrift stores. I could picture it at the time....having them displayed in my craft room in a pretty decorative jar.
So this afternoon I made that thought a reality.


So, I plugged in my hot glue gun and cut all of my pieces of ribbon and fabric to the right length to fit around the neck of the jar.
I attached the rouged fabric from the Curtsey Boutique first.
Then I attached the Woven Burlap ribbon from May Arts.
The String Bead Ribbon from May Arts was added last, to keep it in place I used the hot glue to tack it in a few places around the jar.

Then your jar is ready for other embellishments. I attached the felt butterfly and rose from the Curtsey Boutique.


How pretty are those spools of thread!?!



Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 8 September 2014

Tom & Megan Got Married~

My layout showcases a photo that I cherish. My brother and now sister in law got married just a couple of weeks ago. This is a layout that I created to have on display at their reception.


I created the layout based on the current Sketchabilities Sketch #122.


I don't often scrapbook with the colour purple, but purple happens to be Megan's favourite colour. So I chose to work with the Fair Skies collection from Farm House Paper Company.
The rich vintage styled patterns pick up the colours of the photo nicely.


To add a little sparkle I added the vintage gold shimmery ribbon and sequins heart from May Arts. The stunning flowers, chalkboard heart and hand dyed doily are from The Curtsey Boutique.


I added a little more sparkle to the hot air balloon using Gold Paper Effects from DecoArt.


Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Parisian Double~

I thought I would showcase an upcoming class today on the blog.
I don't often do double layouts, but on occasion I have a series of photos that I want to work with. These photos are all images taken by my brother on a recent trip to France.



The pastel tones were prefect for these outdoor and garden images.
The patterned papers are ones that I have had for some time, and have since been discontinued. They are from the Bonjour Collection by KaiserCraft.


I matted the photos of the right hand side of the layout together. This will save you some space when using multiple photos.

Thanks for stopping by!

Together We Are Family~

Today I am sharing a layout that I created for an upcoming class that I am teaching at The Cutting Garden, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
I have been drawn to these chalk style patterns for a while now, but haven't worked with them too often....until now!


I chose to work with the Chalk Studio II Collection, from My Mind's Eye. I love the hints of coral and minty teal green, so very pretty!


I chose to pick up the minty teal green using the buttons and the ribbon.


If you are in the area and are interested in joining us for this class, here is all the information you should need.

September 17th Class Sample
Afternoon Class: 2:30-4:30pm
Evening Class: 6:30-8:30pm
Cost $20

***To sign up for the class please contact Kim @ The Cutting Garden 
Inked in black
Corner Rounder needed
Cropped 4x6 photo used



I played a little with the fabulous White Pearl Paper Effects from DecoArt, to bring out the pattern on the paper that was already there.


Thanks for stopping by to check out the sample for my next class at The Cutting Garden!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

September Crop Class~

Today I am sharing a layout that I created for an upcoming class.
This is the class that I will be teaching at the Scrapbook Cafe Fall Crop here in Truro.


This is a smaller crop, so I am inviting people outside the crop to come to class as well.
Here are the details:
Saturday September 27th
at the Glengarry Hotel in Truro
10am-11:30am
Cost $20

Inked in brown and I used a corner rounder. You may like to bring glue dots for the buttons.
Everything else used is provided.
If you are interested in attending, you can comment on this post. Space is limited.



Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Sketchabilities Reveal #122~


It's reveal day at Sketchabilities!
The day where a new beautiful sketch is unveiled, and you get to see what all of the other talented designers have created with the same sketch.
So here is the the layout that I created with Sketch #122.




I chose to work with the Indian Summer Collection by We R Memory Keepers. I adore the colours in this collection! They worked perfectly with this sunset photo of Margaret in the beach.


I spy a beautiful grey tulle flower from Curtsey Boutique.
I also used some May Arts ribbon as leaves for the flower and to add texture under the die cut heart.




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Friday, 29 August 2014

Rainbow Ribbon Photo Corner Tutorial~

Today I'm sharing a layout that I had created as a part of the Rainbow Ribbon challenge with May Arts Ribbon.
We were sent a variety of gorgeous, bright and cheery ribbon to work with. I wanted to create a scrapbook layout using the ribbon in different ways than maybe you are accustomed to seeing.



My tutorial today features the large photo corners I created for this layout. I used the 1.5" purple ribbon as the base of the photo corner.


I started with a piece of white cardstock that is 3"x3". I simple doubled the width of the ribbon itself.
I then scored diagonally from corner to corner of each of the pieces of cardstock.


You are then going to cut out one of the triangle sections using your scissors.


Then you are going to cover the entire section where you see the ribbon laying with double sided tape, and adhere the ribbon to the cardstock.
You are also going to trim off all of the overhanging ribbon.


Now you are going to fold on the scored lines, and adhere the back flaps together, forming the photo corner.
Now it's ready to be added to your layout or photo.


Here are a few more detail shots of my layout, where I used some more of the rainbow ribbons.




Thanks for stopping by to check out my Rainbow Ribbon Photo Corner Tutorial!