Workshops, Classes, Events

Tuesday, June 20th, 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!

Wednesday, June 28th - 6:30 pm Masculine Cards $15
You will be creating four masculine themed cards using a variety of paper collections and stamps.

Saturday, July 15th - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Christmas In July! $35 Join us at the Woodville Community Hall for a little festive fun in the middle of summer! Create 12 Christmas cards for $35 Bring your lunch (there is a kitchen on-site equipped with fridge, microwave, etc.) and join us for a crafty day of fun! There may even be a few presents under the tree! We will provide muffins in the morning. Co-hosted by Tara Dominey - Stampin'Up demonstrator. Paid registration holds your seat, payment can be made by e-mail transfer (rozkelly@eastlink.ca ), cash or cheque. Check out the facebook event page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1640027559360511



Monday, December 27, 2010

Layout 117-120 2010 Layout Challenge COMPLETE!











Whoohooo, these are the last few layouts to complete my challenge of 12o layouts for 2010! Bring on 2011......I'm ready! Happy New Year everyone!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Layout 112-116 2010 Layout Challenge








Hi again folks. So, most of you know that in January of this year I began a challenge with some CTMH sisters to produce 120 layouts this year. Some consultants challenged themselves to more or less, depending on the time they had to devote to this challenge. As the year end approaches, I am feelin' the crunch a little, but have quite a few layouts ready to post....so here we go with another batch! More cruise layouts......only a few more left to post!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Layout 111 - 2010 Layout Challenge


I whipped this up last night as my entry on Design Dollies (http://www.designdollies.blogspot.com/) for their sketch challenge and their colour challenge (black, yellow, & silver)! These colours were perfect for pictures of my DS about to enjoy some "refreshments" on his birthday! The colours are a little washed out in this picture, much more vibrant in real life.


Materials used: Paper from Basic Gray "Origins" collection - Authentic & Aromatherapy, 8x8 paper from Cosmo Cricket "Hello Sunshine" collection, "Tinsel" Thickers, black mirror cardstock, Cor'dinations cardstock, CTMH black cardstock, button "softie" from K I Memories, skull rub-on from Making Memories, chipboard embellishment, silver star brad, silver spiral clip, silver journalling pen.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Layout 108-110 2010 Layout Challenge







Time's a wastin' and I need to get to 120 by the end of December so here's a few more layouts to add to the pile!
10 to go.....I think I can, I think I can, I think I can! Anyone want to do this with me again next year? Maybe with cards? Or both???

Friday, December 10, 2010

Plenty for $20 Update!

Close To My Heart has sweetened the deal! As if this deal wasn't already fantastic, now there are discounted products for sale as well, only available on our website! New products will be added so keep checking back...you never know what will show up on sale! Also, some lucky customers will receive "Sticky Boy" stamp sets in their order! If you don't know who Sticky Boy is, watch this video featuring him in the craziest places! He was the prototype when CTMH was developing acrylic stamps and he comes in several sizes. Very sought after by consultants at Convention.....you wouldn't believe what some would do to get their hands on one of these guys!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrfRjEOncBw

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Prairie Fairy's Blog Candy

Just a little blurb to let you know that Prairie Fairy is back on blogger and giving away some "candy". Check out the photo on my sidebar and click to go check out the blog! She has some really cute digital stamps!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Layout 106 & 107 2010 Layout Challenge




Do you use an ATG tape gun? Then I have something to tell you before I talk about the layouts. I received a gift subscription to Canadian Scrapbooker from my FANTASTIC friend Kim (lol....do you think she'll know how I feel??) and in the current issue, there is an ad for http://www.stix2kooltak.com/ . They just happen to sell the refill tape for the ATG along with other things, and they just happen to have a 40% off sale happening right now! I placed my order and wasn't charged shipping either!!! Just had to share!

More cruise layouts.....they all bring back such great memories for me. The first one is pretty basic, the photo was from the ship's photographers and although it's the "touristy" type shot, I love this picture of my Mom and I. I have so few of the two of us together. The second layout is from our adventure in Hell! When I came home from our trip, the newspaper that Saturday had this big travel article about Hell in the Cayman Islands. Photocopied, reduced, and reprinted it on cardstock so that I could include it in this layout. Then, a couple of weeks later, my letter to myself postmarked from Hell arrived! Had to include that too! I used more of the MM Passport collection for this one, I think the felt flower strip was from Queen & Co. That's it for now.....gotta go get some gifts wrapped for the mail!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Layout 104 & 105 2010 Layout Challenge




In between decorating the house for Christmas, making gifts, cooking, cleaning, and doing laundry, my hubby and I took some time on Saturday to visit our local scrapbook store - Scrapbookers Anonymous on Portage Ave. We walked in around 3:30 p.m. and the place was packed! They were having a birthday party for one of the ladies who "works" there (and she is obviously well loved!), but there were others like me, just there to shop. It was such a festive, joyous atmosphere and the store was celebrating by having a sale! My lucky day!!! Anyway, they had all the newest paper collections and embellishments in addition to well-stocked shelves with everything needed to create gorgeous layouts and cards. I was in my "happy place" if you know what I mean! lol! If you live in the city and haven't been in to the new location, go check it out!
OK, here we go with some more layouts - I need to get posting if I am going to make it to my goal of 120 for the year! These are both from my cruise album and were duplicated for my Mom's album as well.
Materials - "Paradise" - patterned paper was from Creative Imaginations, bazzill cardstock for matting photos, journalling card from Fancy Pants, laser cut title, sticker from Jolee's, stamped image from Scrappy Cat. "Dunn's River Falls" - MM "Passport" patterned paper, CTMH "Moon Doggie" paper, flowers cut from unknown brand paper, vellum quote from Deja Views, Cricut "Calligraphy" cartridge for title, phrase stickers from Reminisce, border sticker from Creative Memories.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Blog Candy Winner!

Yesterday was the last day to get in on the draw for my blog candy and I just want to say thanks to everyone who participated. Welcome to the new followers....I hope you'll stick around so that I can get to know you better! I've already quickly visited your blogs if you have them but will be visiting again soon!

I was going to use a random integer generator to pick the winner, but I stated that if you were already a follower then you are eligible to win! So in order to get everyone in on the draw, I just wrote the names on slips of paper and waited for my husband to get home from work to draw one for me! So, without further ado the winner is...........






ROXY!!!!


Congratulations!! Just e-mail me your mailing address and I will get your goodies in the mail to you. Bet ya she's doin' a little happy dance right now! :)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Layout #103 2010 Layout Challenge



I am playing with dollies again......Design Dollies that is! I did this layout as part of their colour challenge (Black, white & gray, with a touch of orange) and their element challenges (clean & simple style with brad & beads) this week. To find out more about Design Dollies, visit them at
http://designdollies.blogspot.com

I used two different shades of gray (base look blueish in photo but is slate gray) and an off-white cardstock, all embellishments including the feathers are black, with the single orange flower. Clean & simple!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Layout # 101 & 102 2010 Layout Challenge




Wow, there's only a few more days left in the month - which means only a few more days until I draw the winner for my blog candy. Welcome to all my new followers, I hope you enjoy being here! You still have some time to increase your chances of winning by sending your friends to my blog! (see original post for details) But now, on to another couple of layouts for our 2010 layout challenge. The first layout was my October hostess club layout, I still need to find some photos for this one! The second I did at a crop a few weeks ago. The photos are 22 years old now but it seems like they were taken only a few years ago.
Materials used: 1st layout is all CTMH except the googly eyes! Hooligans level 2 paper pak, My Acrylix "The Boo Crew" & "Party Animal", watercolour pencils, black ink, liquid glass, markers. Title was cut with Lyrical Letters with my Cricut. "Santa Baby" has paper and letter stickers from a Christmas slab from Michaels (old!) and cardstock from my stash, ribbon, metal embellishments (unknown brand) and dimensional stickers from the dollar store.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Pop-up Stage Christmas Card




We had our first snowfall last night and everything looks so pretty! I drove my son to work this morning and witnessed the not-so-pretty driving skills of some people.....a car spun out on a main route and thank goodness there were no other cars around him at the time. I guess it will take a couple of days for everyone to re-learn winter driving! But because it is so pretty out there, it puts me in the holiday mood so I am posting this card. It is the project I will be doing tomorrow with about 45 ladies at an all-day crop and they are a lot of fun to make. Here is one tutorial for making them: http://www.paperpunchaddiction.com/2010/09/pop-up-stage-technique.html




Materials Used: All Close To My Heart - Mistletoe Level 2 papers, "A Timber", "Holiday Commentary" and "Neighborhood" My Acrylix stamp sets, Chocolate, Cranberry, & New England Ivy inks and markers, Liquid Glass, Glitz Stardust, Prisma Glitter. I also used some MS red tinsel glitter on the houses.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Layout # 100 2010 Layout Challenge & BLOG CANDY!




I can't believe this is my 100th layout this year.....only 20 to go! When I started this challenge I wasn't completely sure that I could do it but now I know I can! To top it all off, I am celebrating my 1st anniversary of blogging! I think that calls for a little blog candy, don't you? I will photograph and post the picture of the "candy" on Friday, but for now, here is how you can win. Become a follower and leave a comment below to earn one entry - if you're already a follower you will get one entry as well. Then, tell all your friends about my candy giveaway. For every friend that becomes a follower and leaves a comment here indicating that you've sent them, you'll get another entry! If I reach 100 followers, I will add another prize! Man, I feel like Santa Claus! The only stipulation is that only Canadian addresses will be eligible to win due to the high cost of shipping outside Canada. November 30th, 2010 will be your last day to enter!


Edit: OK, the picture of the candy is here for everyone to see! Tons of great winter/Christmas paper including some from Close To My Heart, My Minds Eye (some glitter ones!), Echo Park, etc. Lots of cardstock as well, various brands including CTMH, Core'dinations, Echo Park, & Prism. "Candy Cane" and "Christmas Borders" Cuttlebug embossing folders, American Crafts mini album, CTMH Opaque Pearls, various ribbons and fibers, borders from Bazzill, misc. embellishments.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Layout # 99 2010 Layout Challenge & Christmas Cards!




Wooohooo! Almost to 100!! Another one from the cruise album. Enough said!
The Christmas cards were made using CTMH Jingle and Mistletoe paper packs, My Acrylix "A Timber" and "Holiday Commentary" stamp sets, and I made my own glitter brads with Liquid Glass and Prisma Glitter. Also used: punch from Martha Stewart, buttons from my stash. They were inspired by Jennifer Bennett.
Thanks Kim for your glowing comments on my last post....they warmed my heart!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Layout # 98 2010 Layout Challenge



OK, here we go with some more cruise layouts! I've kind of laid off them for awhile but trying to get them put away once and for all so my next few post are going to be layouts from the Caribbean cruise my Mom and I went on! All these were actually done twice, once for my album and then again for my Mom's. Still only gonna count them once because the second time was just copying. Because I had to do them twice and with limited time, I kept them fairly simple, focusing on the photos and journalling.....which I still have to do on some.
Cardstock and journalling card - CTMH, patterned paper from DCWV "Safari" paper pack and my stash, glitter die cut paper is KI Memories, stickers from my stash and Reminisce.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Layout 93 - 97 2010 Layout Challenge *Swap Spoiler*
















This is the second round of layouts I've prepared for Tina Winship's "12x12 Funky Swap". My CTMH sistahs and I have soooo much fun with this swap and it is a fantastic way to get a lot of scrap booking done! I can't wait to get my package so that I can start putting my 25 layouts together and adding photos. (Just a little note: some I still have to find photos for and for my The Outdoorsy Type layout I have to add a big NOT! lol If you know my husband, you'll understand. Love ya honey!)


All materials used are Close To My Heart including stamped images (sets listed below). Some titles & embellishments cut with my Cricut and border punched with MS punch.

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.