Thursday, August 26, 2010


I started playing with the Olivia workshop on the go last night.  What beautiful paper.  I just love the new accessories in the fall/winter Idea book.  I'll be getting at least one of each for sure!  I'm almost done my Austria 2009 trip album.  I'm so excited!  One double layout to go and then a cover layout and a back layout to tie it all in.  I loved Austria.  It's a kind of place where I could see myself living. I had high expectations of Europe having dreamt of going for as long as i can remember but I was not dissapointed.  I will definately be returning. 
Here is the layout I did last night

If you would like a copy of the new Fall/Winter Idea book and get a chance to see in person some of the new products featured in it, I will be hosting an Idea book launch/Open house Sunday August 29th from 7 to 9 PM.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fall preview

Well, I've let myself off the hook.  I still have a few layouts felt incomplete, but they will have to wait.  I have taken out my fall paper that I received at convention and finished the flip flap layout! Amazing how many picutres fit into this layout thanks to the new bigger flip flaps!  If you would like to make this layout yourself, I will be hosting a workshop on Sunday September 19th.  Message me to reserve your spot.

 this is the 2 page layout using the Magnifique paper with flip flaps closed
 here is the left layout with flip flaps open
and this is the right page

We also made 4 cards at convention, here they are.

 here is the first cards using the new clear cards
 cards no 2
 Cards no 3 using the new Olivia paper!  simply beautiful!
Cards no 4 using Olivia and a clear cards

Hope you like them!  I'll have an Olivia layout posted next time.  Can't wait to get started!  See you soon I hope!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mid-August already!

We are almost at the mid August mark!  The summer has gone by so quickly.  Another eventfull weekend has passed.  My sister in law and her family came by for a sleepover.  We went to the Dieppe market and ate some fruit crepes and other delicious pastries. Mmmh! We made the most delicious drunken chicken on the BBQ!  We had a great time! 
On the scrapbooking front, I ran out of pictures so I was not able to complete all the layouts that I had wanted to complete in July, but they will be done eventually, now that I know how easy they are to complete.  I have been focusing on organising my scrapbooks and preparing for my workshops and gatherings.  I like that I'm getting into the routine of things again.  Now I have to find time to go shopping for school supplies. 

I got to work with the August-September special (August 15 - September 30)- Triple Play.  It was so fun!  You get so much for $34.95 (a stamp set, 4 mini stamp pads, 3 albums (one pink, one blue and one green), die cuts, ribbon and insctructions!)  Plus you can get it at a discount or even free!  message me of visit my website to order.  Here is the finished product -

I have talked about the canvas I made to put on my walls at last night's gathering.  Here they  I just used painter's canvas as the base and worked them like I would a scrapbook page.  I just loved doing them

 for this one I painted the canvas using peal paint and twilight reinker.  The picture really does not do it justice.  I then made paper roses in veranda, passage, more to adore and cherry oh papers.

I used veranda paper and the same paper roses on this card that I made for swaps at the Washington CTMH convention last month. 

I made the following cards for a gathering I did yesterday do show different techniques. 

This one using Cabbodle paper, to show watercolour pencils, the stapler and simple tag making and distressing

This one using Veranda - showing the felts, dimentional elements and rub-ons.

This one using Cherry-Oh paper, using the glitz, soft set eyelets, and corner rounder for corners and scallop edging. 

And finally, here is my workshop scrapbooking project for August using Zippedee paper. 

Well, hope you enjoyed my little recap of the week.  I hope you enjoyed it.  Don't hesitate to leave a comment.  I want to know what you liked, what you think I should write about, what you would like to see.  I'm open to any suggestions you may have.  Even if it's just to say "hi!". 

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Relaxing weekend and exciting sale!

What a great weekend I just had.  We went to Caraquet and spent the weekend at my in-laws.  It was fun seeing the whole family.  It was also very relaxing.  The kids played outside with their cousins and friends, or with pépére in the garden, I got to curl up in a chair on the patio, watch them while reading a book.  It was also the kickoff for the Acadian festival.  The highlight of the weekend was seeing the fireworks from my brother in law's boat (merci Camille!).  That being said, I did not do any crafting during the weekend.  I'll have to catch up this week as I have a workshops and gatherings to plan for the coming weeks.  I did manage to complete 2 layouts yesterday night.  Here they are!

Here are my amazing in-laws at Christmas.  The paper used is Everlasting and is from a previous workshop I had done.  I used Ponderasa Pine cardstock that I dry embossed and sanded to create the grid effect.

Here is a layout of my beautifull Marianne using the Daydream paper with Heartfelt felts.

Now for the Sale!!  It is set to start in a little over an hour from now (Aug 4th at noon untill Aug 11th or while supplies last)!  Almost all the paper and stickers in stock are going to go on sale... stickers at $2.00 a set, level 1 kits at $4.00 a set and Level 2 paper packs at $6.00 a set.  They are all while supplies last and only available online :
It will be hectic and some sets will sell out fast.  To help you plan, here are some tips from a fellow CTMH consultant.

Have a great day and happy shopping!!!