Stamps & Scraps! ~ The First Edition!

Even though life is super busy for me (see here for details), I haven't forgotten about the scrapping world entirely! As my one and only scrappy commitment, I have been asked to join the Flourishes team and create a monthly column and challenge surrounding stamps and scrapbooking.

I'm so excited to introduce you to...

Every 3rd Monday of the month I will be joining you on the Flourishes blog with a new and fabulous challenge. The challenge will encourage you to create layouts for your albums using stamps and stamping techniques.

My first official challenge for Stamps & Scraps can be found HERE and I'd love it if you joined me this month. Here's a little sneak peak for you...

Hope to see you there and hope you'll join in the fun!

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On Cloud Nine!

Howdy all! It's that time of month to share a new Cardabilities sketch and creation with you today! Here is the newest sketch for you to use this month...

Sketch #39
And here is the card I created using this month's sketch...

On Cloud Nine

supplies: patterned paper, Bo Bunny, October Afternoon; cardstock, Bazzill; star pin, Maya Road; cloud button, My Little Bit of Whimsy; ink, Ranger; twine, The Twinery; other, thread.

Come on out and join the Cardabilities team and create a fun card using this month's sketch. We'd love you to check out the rest of the design team creations too! Good luck!

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And Life Goes On!

Life... has a funny way of happening when you least expect it!

For those of you that know me well, know that I have worked in the food industry almost all of my life. I have dedicated most of my time working with food and the industries that surround this area.

Since the age of 15, I have strived to reach the personal goal of someday being professionally involved in the food related industry at sometime during my lifetime and I am honoured to say that that day has finally arrived. I have taken the plunge and I am in the process of becoming an owner of a local restaurant in the town with which I reside here in BC. It has been a life long dream and one I hope that I will continue to excel at for a very long time to come.

So with this exciting news comes news of sadness too. Knowing my business is now my "baby" and needs my constant monitoring and attention, I have opted to step down from most of my craft related sites and responsibilities.

It is with great sadness that I step down as President of WeScrap.com at the end of the month. After many years, I am going to pass off this title to a wonderful scrapbooker. I'm sure she will take it on and make it her baby just is if it were her own. Thank you to Tara Thynne and Sarah Nolan over the years. I couldn't have done it without either of you by my side.
Secondly I sadly step down from my DT Coordinator position for the myStamp BOX company. I've had the honour of working with Bettina Von Gross, the owner of mSB, since the inception of her design team and I wish her every success and happiness with her business ventures in the future. I wish Jolene Johnston all the best in her new role as DT Coordinator for the new team.


I too have stepped down from the design team for Scrapbooker's Paradise effective immediately. I want to thank Laura for allowing me to be a part of the Playing in Paradise team over at Scrapbooker's Paradise. I have loved with working with you and the rest of the PPC team over the last year. Best wishes to the entire team!

And finally, I will let my term at Cardabilities run out at the end of the month. I am honoured to have been part of this amazingly talented group of ladies for the past 3 months. Thanks to Karan for all of her hard work and organization!

Thanks to all my fellow scrapbookers who have supported and followed me over the years! I have come to call a lot you family!

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World Card Making Day!


Join us at WeScrap.com for the World Card Making Day Crop weekend on October 1st and 2nd. We have some amazing challenges for you to make along with us! Hope to see you there!
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Scrapbooker's Paradise Challenge #32

It's Friday!! It's time for another fabulous Playing in Paradise challenge over at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

This week I'm the challenge host and I found this amazing photo of a beautiful table top centerpiece to inspire you today! Look at that colour palette of pink hues... SO pretty isn't it?

So for my creation, I decided to take inspiration from the pink and white colour combination and the texture of the plates, so I created this card.

Pink Posies

For my card I started with some delicate pink and white patterned papers from Echo Park.




Come and check out what my fellow Challenge Team members have created with this week's challenge:

Check out the Scrapbooker's Paradise Ponderings blog for this week's prize!

How to Play:
  • You have until noon MST on Thursday, September 15th to link your entries for this challenge below.
  • Please link directly to your entry photo or your specific blog post featuring your project, not a general link HERE. We reserve the right to remove invalid links. If you're uploading to a public forum, then use the keyword PPC32 so we can find you!
  • Please fill in your name as the caption/label within the linky tool.
Good luck!
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HOT Off the Press!

It's time for a new kit over at WeScrap! Yup... this month's kit is entitled "Off the Press" and it's jam packed FULL of cool patterned papers, cardstock, buttons, flowers, brads and CUSTOM embellishments!!

Come and check it out at the WeScrap Kit Shop!

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Scrapbooker's Paradise Challenge #31


It's Friday!! It's time for another fabulous Playing in Paradise challenge over at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

This week's challenge comes from the lovely Nancy! This week's challenge is all about FLOWERS!

Here's the card created featuring flowers...

Daisies
Here's how I achieved the look of my card...

First I cut a piece of canvas paper out and slathered a thin layer of moulding paste across the bottom.
Then I took this pretty daisy stamp from My Favorite Things stamp set called "Flower Silhouette" and pressed into the wet moulding paste.

Then I took a variety of shimmery mists and added them all over my dry paste back ground. I used the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist mist colours: "Apple", "English Ivy", "Iridescent Gold", "Turquoise Blue" and "Electric Blue".

For my final step, I used some shimmery watercolour paints and added some white over the daisies petals, some soft orange over the flower centers and some green on the flower stems.

I added a quick verse from the same daisy stamp set by MFT to the front using some black tuxedo Memento ink. It reads;

A real friend is not one
who only entertains you
but one who cares about you,
one who will be there when you cry.

Try this technique sometime... it's a BLAST!

Come and check out what my fellow Challenge Team members have created with this week's challenge:

Check out the Scrapbooker's Paradise Ponderings blog for this week's prize!

How to Play:
  • You have until noon MST on Thursday, September 8th to link your entries for this challenge below.
  • Please link directly to your entry photo or your specific blog post featuring your project, not a general link HERE. We reserve the right to remove invalid links. If you're uploading to a public forum, then use the keyword PPC31 so we can find you!
  • Please fill in your name as the caption/label within the linky tool.
Good luck!


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