Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I spent this past weekend in Kitchener, Ontario participating is SCRAPFEST! It was two full days of scrapbooking fun! I was not NEARLY as productive as I thought I would be, but I had a great time. On Friday I arrived later than the start - I had to work until about 2 and then drive about an hour to get to Kitchener, but I met my tablemates, and they were a HOOT! Some very fun ladies who I hopeto see at the next Scrapfest event in October. We scrapped on Friday until 12pm - which required uncalled for amounts of Peanut M&M's to be eaten (they were delicious)! Saturday started at 9am, and I had two classes this day.
The first was a 'Not Your Ordinary Paper Bag Album' class with Kelly Panaci. It was a good class, but I had a hard time focussing due to the earlyness of the day, the lateness of the previous night, and the lack of extra caffeine to get me going in the morning.
The second class was 'Technique Tags and Portfolio' (I think) with Vicki Boutin. I learned SO MUCH in this class, and promptly left the class at the end and headed straight to the marketplace to purchase some of the supplies we had used in that class (Ranger Distress Inks mostly).
Speaking of the Marketplace. DANGEROUS. I spent uknown amounts of money in that place. I don't want to calculate the actual total. It is too frightening. I bought a lot of fun kits for some no-thinking required scrapbooking...I am hoping this will help me get some of my overdue stuff done! And I bought paper. Ooodles of paper. I loooooooove paper. It makes me SO HAPPY! I also bought a LOT of thickers alpha sets. My table mates were in hysterics by the end of Friday evening becasue it seemed that every time I went over to the marketplace (which was often) I came back with some new alpha sets. They were very pretty. And hard to resist. :)
Here are a few of the layouts I worked on this weekend. The last one is not finished yet. I have several other half-finished projects as well, but will post those (and this last one probably) when they are done.
Hope all is well with everyone!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Oh Deer - Scrapbook Page

My bloggy friend Janis posted a fantastic card that she made, and I thought that they layout would be perfect for a scrapbook page.

Here is her original post: Sunny Days

And here is what I came up with based on her card:

Hope you enjoy! Please leave a comment, I love to hear from you!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Simple Album


Over the past few days I have put together a quick album for my husband's aunt. She recently became a new grandma! It is very simple, not a lot of frills at all. The album is 8x8 - this was my first 8x8 album, and I think I REALLY like this size! I normally do 12x12, but this was so quick and simple to put together. Here are the pages. I love a matted picture, so I have mats in place for all of the picutres, and have them labelled so she knows what size to crop her pictures to. Let me know what you think!  Cricut Cartridges Used: New Arrival, Pooh Font Set, and Sentimentals.




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