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UYS Challenge #257 Spring is in the Air!

Morning all!  I am fresh-ly back from an amazing weekend spent with the uber-talented ladies of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine and their 2nd annual Crop & Create Calgary.  What an amazing time and the love and inspiration these ladies share with us is just incredible, not to mention their AMAZING sponsors!

Today for our Spring is in the Air Challenge on the Use Your Stuff blog I want to share a layout that I created over the weekend in Vicki Boutin’s Cluster’s, Bubbles and Layers, Oh My! Class.  In this class, Vicki walked us through some fun techniques for creating little clusters and adding dimension with layers and (your friend) foam dots!  We used an amazing kit of papers and embellishments from Pink Paislee’s Moonstruck collection.  This collection is not normally colors that I work with but after creating some amazing layouts I really do love it!

This is the single layout that we created and I thought that those beautiful fussy cut flowers are a perfect indicator of spring.  We used an awesome technique with black paint and dishsoap – blowing bubbles (so much fun!) that you can see on the white cardstock layer.

” more like a snow cone than a volcano”– Vicki Boutin

” Blossom to Awesome” – Vicki Boutin

This layout also used a bunch of rub ons from the collection (I had forgotten how much fun rub ons can be) as well as some of the ephemera pack!

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I hope you like the layout, and I hope you will play along with our challenge.  Be sure to click on the link attached to Vicki’s name above so that you can check out her artist page on FB where she will be highlighting some techniques, tutorials and just fun with her new Vicki Boutin Line with American Crafts! Woohoo! We got to see and play with some of  these at C&C and they are freaking fantastic!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Crop and Create – Calgary

So, as previously talked about in an earlier post, my friends and I attended the first ever (and much anticipated)  Crop and Create Calgary held by Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine.

Wow!  As this was the inagural event, we didn’t really know what to expect, only that it was supposed to be amazing.  We were not disappointed!  These ladies put on one hell of a party!

Despite the fact that some of their stuff didn’t arrive when it was supposed to  – “it was on the pallett”, Catherine and her team made sure that we were not lacking for anything even if it was for just a day.  It all arrived later that night just in time for the next day of fun!  There were laughs, there were smiles, chocolate,  there was a photo booth and more fun than you can shake a stick at! They had make and takes as well as classes, a couple of stores and really just everything you could want to have a fun cropping weekend away!  We were all given a lovely goodie bag with an entire kit  & instructions to make some amazing layouts, a few cards and enough left over to play some more.  There were also additional kits that you could buy and those went like hotcakes!  They had a wonderful door prize table made up of some of the greatest products you could ask for from from the biggest sponsors in the business.  I am happy to say that I was lucky enough to win a paper pack from Doodlebug that I will hopefully be cracking into sometime soon.

They gave us a wonderful lunch both and a ‘sweet’ evening dessert buffet.  The greatest thing they gave us though, was themselves…they were always available to answer questions, to talk with us, laugh with us, offer advice and share their stories, or just let us sit down and watch them work.  You couldn’t ask for a nicer bunch of ladies!

If you get a chance to attend a Crop and Create Event in your area – do so!  You honestly won’t be disappointed and you will have the time of your life.  I know I did.