Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Perfect Pairing!

New for 2011, Scrapbook and Cards Today and Becky Fleck's PageMaps launched a 2011 Sketch Calendar.  The sketches are inspiring per usual which is why I love Becky's PageMaps.  I have a plan to use the calendar such that I do the monthly sketch with the products from My Scrapbook Nook's monthly kits.  Thus, at the end of the year I will have some fabulous pages that combine my two favourite scrapping things.  So here is my take on February's sketch with the Nook's kit featuring Webster's Pages.

Supplies: patterned papers, trims, fabric (Webster's Pages), cardstock (Bazzill), journal spot (Maya Road), glitter chipboard letters (Cosmo Cricket), pearls and rhinestones (Dollarama), pen (Creative Memories), ink (CTMH), font (Amura)

The Webster's Hollywood Vogue line is some gorgeous stuff.  You almost don't want to cut into it, it is so pretty. 

As to March's sketch...  I am looking forward to receiving my March Kit in the weeks to come.  Here is what it looks like.

Hot off the heels of CHA, this kit features Crate Paper's Emma Shoppe and MME's Stella Rose with some Webster Pages trims.  Ooh... this is going to be a fun one!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Prima Green for St. Patrick's Spring!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

For that little bit of Spring to come, Prima presents a Color Palette for March that fits the bill.

If you are feeling the need for a little spring, give this palette a go and be sure to enter it into their Color Palette contest.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Get Picky Inspiration Challenge #5

  This Inspiration Challenge photo over at Get Picky is phenomenal. 

Thus such a beautifully inspirational photo required a pretty artsy take.

Supplies: cardstock (Canadian Scrapbooker Super Stock), Vintage Pink glimmer mist (Tattered Angels), cheese cloth (Loblaws' No Name), velvet letters (American Crafts), tuille flowers (Bazzill), lace doilie acrylic (Prima packaging), butterfly punch (Martha Stewart),
pen (Creative Memories), green marker and liquid glass (CTMH),
jewel flourishes and flower confetti (Dollarama)
I really just played with this one and I am pleased with the results.  Be sure to check out the other fabulous interpretations at the Get Picky site.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

More CreativFestival

Continuing on from my last post about the Fall CreativFestival, I have a few more items to share that I recently finished up.  During the event, I also visited the Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine's crafting area where I had an opportunity to do a cute Jillibean Soup's Atomic Soup make'n take card also taught by Sarah Hodgkinson.  In making the card we had an opportunity to use the new Fiskars anywhere punch.  Very cool tool!

The next make'n take was taught by Catherine Tachdjian.  This was a layout sponsored by Bella Blvd using their One Fall Day line.  We started with the green background, the blue sunflower rectangle patterned paper, the bottom green strip and the striped paper.  From there I started to veer away from the design as I began playing with the shapes fussy cutting page.  I had to leave early to make it to my scheduled class that day but in the end this what I turned it into at home.

Supplies: patterned papers (Bella Blvd.), chipboard letters (Heidi Swapp) foam letters (Dollarama),watercolour cardstock (Carson), brown marker (Staedtler) white pen (Signo), twine (Dollarama)
I had fun adding these really cute photos of my daughter and her friend which worked well with the paper and my end design.

Overall a fun crafty experience and I look forward to attending the Spring CreativFestival in April.


Sunday, March 6, 2011

It has just taken 4 months!

At the end of October, I went to my first CreativFestival in Toronto (no that is not a typo, just their way of titling the event).  It is a crafting exhibit of multiple genres that happens in the spring and the fall.  There was beading, sewing, knitting, embroidery, quilting, designing, decorating, stamping, card making and ... of course my favourite and the reason I went... scrapbooking.  I was inspired to attend after a blog post on Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine's featuring the CreativFestival and Sarah Hodgkinson's layout class that still had some spaces available.

I can't say enough good things about the class.  Sarah is an ideal teacher.  She is very organized, goes step by step and allowed plenty of time for all levels.  She even brought her sewing machine ... need I say more.    The layout was based on one of my favourite sketch go-to-gals, Becky Fleck's PageMaps.  It has just taken me 4 months but I finally got around to finishing my version of the layout.  It features Jillibean Soup's Pasta Fagioli and Core'dinations Cardstock.

Supplies:  patterned paper, cardtock stickers (Jillibean Soup), cardstock (Core'dinations and Bazzill), photo negative die cut (Tim Holtz), punch (Fiskars), font (Disney Print), ink(CTMH), pen (Staedtler), thread and twine(misc.)

 See Sarah's cute layout here.  We also made that adorable Dove Christmas card with the Core'dination materials and some Jillibean Soup's Christmas Chestnut Soup that you see in Sarah's blog post link.

I felt the class was great value for money.  For forty dollars I got the class which was the double page layout and card, a small animal print Xyron, a full package of JilliBean Soup Core'dinations cardstock, and the Jillibean sticker sheets and patterned paper remnants.  On top of that, I even won a package of the new Stacy Julian Core'dinations pack in a give away.  Wow, such fabulous manufacturer sponsorship!  A big thank you to those companies.

It was a great crafty experience and I would definitely take a Sarah Hodgkinson class again in the future.  The Spring CreativFestival is coming soon and I look forward to seeing the class schedule.  Fingers crossed for another Sarah class.


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thrilling indeed!

Do you have your Spring copy of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine that hit the newstands this week? 

If you turn to page 99, you will see this layout.

Supplies: patterned paper (MME Lost and Found),cardstock (Bazzill), fabric swatch (Pink Paislee), Block letter stickers (Heidi Swapp), red letter and butterfly stickers and pins (Jenni Bowlin), metal letters, dream stamp and lace (Dollarama), believe letters (Clear Dollar stamps), ink (CTMH), punch (Marvy Uchida), pen (Creative Memories), buttons and jewel (Misc.) 

It is so thrilling indeed to see my work in print.  I made this page specifically for their Romance in Paris call.  For me this layout has a feel good factor and documents my favourite romantic movie.  It also starts me down the path of scrapping more about me and my everyday life likes.

Additionally, this issue has many of my fellow Canadian Nooker's wonderful pages in it too!  It is so fun to look through the magazine and see familiar faces and names of these very talented ladies.  It is a beautiful edition to spend sometime reading and enjoying the diverse styles that grace its' pages.