Helloooooooooooo! Oh my! I just spent a fabulous weekend at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnvial! This is a yearly event hosted, quite brilliantly I might add, by Creative Scrapbooker Magazine! These ladies know how to throw a party and they have been doing it for nine years! I have been fortunate enough to be able to attend the last 6 of them! Cropping, shopping, make and takes, photo booth, goody bags, door prizes, amazing classes and just a whole lot of fun! What more could you possibly ask for??
I attended a fabulous class put on by Nicole Wright…a great friend and an amazing artist! She loves to play and get dirty with her creations and you really need to check out her blog here!
We created this amazing distressed canvas!
I haven’t done a lot of mixed media but I am really wanting to dabble in it a bit more..it’s just so much fun to play around and get inky! There’s no right or wrong way and the array of projects that you get to utilize is just endless…I learned about distress crayons and gesso this go round! My first time playing with these goodies (which also happened to be a take away gift for the class as well) and I really enjoyed it and plan to use it a lot more! Learning about layers and layers to create unique projects..just a wonderful class all round.
I have to give a big shout out to Tim Holtz & Mario, as well as Sizzix for supplying some awesome door prizes for Nicole’s class. I was lucky enough to win this amazing prize that Sizzix provided! I was a bit shocked to say the least! Now I just have to find somewhere on my scrap desk to but this bad boy!
I was also lucky enough to get 3 of my layouts chosen by the magazine to appear on their blog in the future…I have been lucky enough to have been published a few times in the magazine and it’s such an awesome feeling to see something that you created put in and be seen by tonz of people world wide!
Creative Scrapbooker is constantly looking for submissions..they post their submission calls on their blog as well as how to send it in, you can also send in projects that aren’t part of the call …they may be able to use it for something later on down the line…YOU SHOULD SUBMIT! You may not think you are good enough or you are new to scrapbooking and you aren’t as good as some other layouts or cards or projects that you’ve seen….you know what?? I bet you are! I bet you are a lot better than you think you are, and Jackie and Katharina and their team want to see what you create! You may get picked or you may not…this time! You need to continue to send in projects….the more often you do, the better chance you have …if it’s a project you love, share it with them and maybe they will share it with the world~! How fun is that!
World Cardmaking Day is coming up on October 1st and I plan on attending some online crops and perhaps you are too! Let me know below some of the ones that you are hoping to play along with!
So here is a layout I created from my UYOP course that I took back in May with Scrapbookin’ Adventures – yes I am still working on some of them!
Again, using up the Vintage Vogue line from Pink Paislee. It’s a layout of my son and I on one of our Zoo days!
I hope you like it!
So ya, it’s been awhile. I’m sorry about that. Just so much going on at home that I’ve not had much crafting time lately. However, I’m trying to change that so I’ve been earmarking some time for myself to play in my craft area.
It’s been a long time, but I decided to play along with Mojo Monday’s sketch this week.
Here’s my take using the Pink Paislee Vintage Vogue collection. I also used a doily from my stash and just some sticker letters I picked up at the dollar store. I finally managed to use this line up…I’ve had it for what seems like forever so I really wanted to use it up. I will be posting some more projects that I made with it later on.
Here’s the sketch
and here’s my card
Make sure you stop by their blog and play along this week!
Thank you to everyone who stopped by for the Use Your Stuff blog hop. I hope you had a great time hopping along with us.
My random winner is Lucky # 5 Teresa Doyle!
Congratulations! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your snail mail address so I can mail out your prize!
Hello! Welcome to my stop on the Sizzle into Summer Blog Hop with Use Your Stuff ~!
You should have arrived here from Martha’s blog….if this is your first stop, all the blogs are below so you don’t miss anyone! Some of the girls are offering some fun blog candy for the hop so you don’t want to miss out!
The hop is going to run from Monday June 13 until Saturday June 18th, so you have a whole week to hop and play along with us. You also have a chance to win a prize from the UYS blog simply by linking up your own fun summer project! We will draw a random winner on Sunday June 19th We hope you enjoy the fun summer scrappy treats we have for you this week!
For my project I created this fun layout using the Summer Fun line from Fancy Pants! In our family we like to have summer in winter when we head to our annual trip to Guardalavaca Cuba..nothing like sun and surf in the middle of winter.
On our last trip we took, as always, the catamaran cruise to Cayo Saetia…what was really fun was we got to take a turn, and some pictures, at the wheel!
I hope you like it! I have some blog candy for you as well.
One lucky random winner will get this little prize which includes a fun stamp set from Prima as well as the This is the Life Project Life Accessory Pack from Stampin up! Just leave a comment to win!
(International entries welcome)
Now you are off to see what Khristina has for you!
So, on Saturday I attended what I am pretty sure was my first ever scrapbook worshop. It was sooo fun! Put on by Jennifer Edwardson of Scrapbookin’ Adventures, she teaches you how to pull together the bases for 20 layouts using only what you have in your stash! This is a pretty fast paced layout so you may not get them all done – that’s okay! You are able to drop down the base of it minimum and then you can always go back and embellish later on! That’s what I am going to be doing…
You basically build a kit for each of the sketches you are given…it forces you to use up things you have been hoarding forever, didn’t know you had or didn’t know you can put together. Honestly, making these kits were some of the most fun that I have had in a long time and I don’t know why I hadn’t started it sooner! I was so surprised at how little I had to take with me, once they were set up….a great lesson for future crops!
If you get a chance to attend these workshops, I do highly recommend it. I also recommed stopping by their blog and checking out not only their sketches (which are fabulous) but also their kits! I have 3 of them I can’t wait to use…they provide you with sketches and instructions to make layouts ( and some have cards) and you know there is always left over product to do a couple more of your own choosing….or don’t do the sketches they provide – its totally up to you but the product they supply is just fabulous!
Once I get the layouts finished I will start posting them for you to see! I have a crop coming up for National Scrapbooking Day and I am pretty much all set to go with the finishing up of what I started with Jennifer. I am actually really excited to get them completed so that I can dig into those new kits!
Hey there! It’s a new challenge from our new DT member Beth on the Use Your Stuff blog! Her challenge is to use your favorite punches on your project.
I have this heart punch that I bought at a garage sale years ago for like a dime! It’s one of my favorites because it just adds a pop of color to a layout or card…just a little finishing touch.
Here is my layout for you this week. I have been trying to use up the kits that I have and have been putting together and this one is made from the Yes, Please line from Amy Tangerine for American Crafts! I love the colors in this line!
Be sure to stop by the blog and join in on the fun!