Workshops, Classes, Events

Thursday, August 17th 10:00 am - 4:30 pm Troop Card Day Join us for an hour or two, or stay for the whole day. Bring your lunch and we will spend the day creating cards to donate to the troops deployed overseas. There will be some paper available for use but please bring your own card bases, envelopes, embellishments and adhesives. You can also bring any of your own paper, dies, etc. that you may want to use.

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 - 7 pm Card Club - We will make two or three cards depending on the difficulty of the cards free with the commitment to spending $25 + shipping & tax each month. Members take turns being the "hostess", earning $25 in free product. Contact me to join the next session starting in the Fall!

Sunday, August 27th 1:00 - 4:00 pm Cricut 101 Dust off that Cricut and come learn the basics for operating your machine! Bring your Cricut and a laptop or tablet if you can (for doing necessary updates). Class fee $10

Saturday, October 21st 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Christmas Stamp-a-Stack with Roz & Tara We are going to change things up just a bit for this event! You will be making 20 cards - 2 each of 10 different designs, for $45. That's only $2.25 per card! Bring your lunch and we will provide a morning snack and coffee or tea. Location is the Melvern Square Hall on Bridge Street, just off Stronach Mountain Road. This event fills up very quickly so be sure to register with your payment to secure your seat!



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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Layout # 92 2010 Layout & Design Dollies Challenges


This is another trifecta for the Design Dollies challenges this week! I love playing with the girls at the Dollhouse, it forces me to use colour combinations that I am not overly comfortable with but I always love the end results. It is good sometimes to venture outside your comfort zone. Plus, I usually don't have time to go out and get specific supplies for these challenges so it forces me to use up some of my stash. The colour challenge this week was to use green and silver, the element challenge was to use hearts, and then the layout is based on the sketch challenge. Check out the Dollies at http://www.designdollies.blogspot.com/ and play along with us!


Materials used: Crate Paper patterned paper, ScribbleScrabble patterned paper, silver mirror cardstock, silver heart brads, Sandylion green heart sticker on silver shimmer cardstock, CTMH black marker, black chipboard letters from Scenic Route.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Shhhhhh, don't tell my husband......





































......that I was into his scrapbooking layouts and took these photos! Jim has been lovingly restoring his mother's scrapbook and has done much of the work on these layouts himself. He has only asked for guidance on a few occasions and has learned how to use the Sizzix and Cricut machine. I love how he has incorporated his mother's handwriting wherever possible. We have spent many evenings scrapbooking together at the dining room table. I'm sure he would appreciate any comments you would like to make!!

All papers used are Close To My Heart.....naturally!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Layout # 91 2010 Layout Challenge, Design Dollies Challenges


I don't really feel like this layout is finished....it needs something but I haven't figured out what yet! Any suggestions? I did this layout Friday night using the sketch and colour challenges from the Dollhouse.... http://www.designdollies.blogspot.com/ . I love this paper from My Minds Eye and I inked the edges in pink but it's a little hard to see in the photo. Not my favourite layout, but another done for the 2010 layout challenge.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Layout # 89 & 90 2010 Layout Challenge




Another couple of layouts towards that 120 total.....
Military Appreciation Game layout uses BoBunny & Basic Grey papers, cardstock & chipboard alphas from my stash, letter stickers from PebblesInc, moose stamp (unknown brand) was stamped as a make n' take at a crop I attended and coloured with Copics. I talked Kelly H. into giving me hers so that I had one for the other page...thanks Kelly!
Halloween layout was actually a little challenge issued to me by one of my CTMH sistahs - Tina!
I had received some of the items on this page as part of a swap (double pages) but I only had enough photos for a single, so changed it up a little. Stamped images are from CTMH My Acrylix "Beware" which I embellished with gunmetal Stickles and Liquid Glass. The black gems came from the dollar store.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Layout # 88 2010 Layout Challenge - Trifecta!


Those Design Dollies http://designdollies.blogspot.com/ are makin' me work! First it was the colour challenge (mauve, navy, tan), then there was the elements challenge ( use a ticket, the color yellow, paint, polka dots, and journalling), and then the sketch challenge! When you combine them all to produce one layout, you get the "trifecta". I had to make my own "doily" using my corner rounder, and my chipboard swirl was painted first with Tim Holtz dabber paint in Denim, then with TH Distress Crackle Paint in Scattered Straw. The base paper for my layout is some old Basic Grey "Oh Baby" that has been in my stash forever. Polka dot paper and tan cardstock are from a Creating Keepsakes Power Pad. Tickets are from Tim Holtz, journalling card and chipboard is Maya Road, distressed ink edges using Outdoor Denim ink from Close To My Heart.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Layout # 86 & 87 2010 Layout Challenge







Last Friday night I attended a crop and managed to get a few layouts done. These are two that I have had in my bag for awhile so it felt good to get them done! It seems like I have a huge stack of layouts that just need that finishing touch, so that's on my list of things to do. That list keeps getting longer though.....
Material used: "Promise" My Minds Eye die cut paper, Bazzill & Prism cardstock, Just The Edge cardstock borders from Bazzill Pink Paislee letter stickers, Basic Grey button, Bazzill bling & paper flowers, flowers, brad, and twill from my stash, hemp from CTMH.

"Signs of Spring" Patterned paper from my stash, Basic Grey patterned paper, cardstock from my stash, Tattered Angels glimmer mist (on the photo mat), cardstock sticker from K&Co, acrylic flower from Recollections, glitter brads, crocheted flower, letter stickers and ricrac from my stash.