Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mini Book of Big Love and Framed 3D Class

I am getting sooo excited as my crop draws nearer. I already have eleven ladies signed up in the first few days of advertising! I could actually fit 30 in total if I really squeeze them in there LOL. It sure would be fun to have a full house.
At my last crop I taught a simple mini that I had designed. It was well received . This time I thought I'd try something a little different. It is a little hard to teach to a bigger group so I'm going to have a couple of items on display and people can sign up for a project to be taught at my home {and to a smaller group} at a later date. I feel I'll be able to give more attention to the ladies in smaller groups. 
My first project that I'd like to teach is this sweet little mini album that I made for hubby for Valentine's Day this year.This book is made from chipboard and was soooo easy to construct. I found the original directions on a Memory Makers blog posting but can't seem to get the link to open up here tonight..GRRRRR. I did, however, have the foresight to actually print off the directions when I originally came across it... I can make you a photocopy if you would like one. Hubby was really touched by this little book and thought it was a lovely Valentine's day gift.

I used a combo of some ATD papers that I purchased at Walmart and some of the gorgeous Bonjour line of pps from KAISER.

Here's a few more close ups....

I added a pocket to each page and the matching little book of tags that corresponded with the Bonjour pps was perfect for my journaling spots. I hand wrote a little love quote on each tag before tucking them in the book. This was a very easy project ..and easy to adjust size-wise too. The original was a 3x3  book but I enlarged it to 4x4 with minimal fuss.

My second project that I'm offering as a class is this adorable 3D frame I created using BO BUNNY
 Gabrielle pps. I must mention that I was inspired to design this after drooling over a gorgeous off-the-page project created by my dear friend KELLY that she taught at her LSS, The Urban Scrapbook, in Edmonton a few months ago. Check out her blog posting for Dec 2nd, 2011 and drool over her gorgeous creation too {make sure to wipe the moisture off your keyboard! LOL}. So without further's my 3D frame!

And here's a few close ups...

The resist inking on this tag is one of the techniques I'll be sharing in this class.

These little flowers were made using the Tim Holtz tattered flowers die. Leaves are cut with my Cricut and I made the cute little pin tucked in amongst the flowers too!

 And finally here's a close up of the gorgeous shabby chic banner that I've made for this project. This banner was the brain child of Mandy {aka Craftysprinkles} and you can check out her awesome tutorial on how to make this little lovely!

Well that's it for today . Give me a call or email me at if you'd like to join us on our crop on April 1st! I'll hold a spot for you! Toodles and thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

March Sketchy Challenge

Happy sunny spring-like day! The sun is shining, the snow is melting and the water is running...and that makes me HAPPY!  There may be some nice things about winter...but I'm hard pressed to name them.Can you tell I'm a summer girl?????
Time for another Sketchy Challenge over at Canadian Scrapbooker  -another sketch by the super talented Jill Sarginson .

And here's my take on this fun sketch!

These pics were taken a few years ago at our local INSECTARIUM - one of only two in all of Canada!
Right here in little old Newfoundland! I could spend all summer in their beautiful butterfly pavilion. It is so peaceful  to have all these gorgeous jewel-like winged creatures fluttering all around you as you sit by the little pond. Amazing!  If you ever get a chance to visit the west coast of Nfld, make sure to put the insectarium on your To- Do list!
I used mostly Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden pps for this LO { seemed appropriate LOL}. The banner punch is my new play toy from KATHY -my Stampin'Up rep. Isn't it cute? I can see me getting LOTS of use from this punch!

Thanks for popping by today. Hope it's warm and sunny in your neck of the woods!