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Carnival

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!

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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!

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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!

Keep Scrappin!

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