Thursday, September 13, 2007

I promised you Scrapfest pics.....

I promised them last night, alas they are in my camera and the batteries THEY DIED!!!! So here I am, posting my last installment tonight and then no more. All good things have to come to an end.

I took very few but here are three.......

Trisha's "Key to My Heart" Class. It was a complete success! Sold out and had a beautiful project to boot! A fun time had by all!

Here is a big shot of the Friday night crop!

Jessi have a good conversation with Lea and Kerry

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Scrapfest Part deux!

I am back and I am so not done. All these women have great things going on and I hope that telling you about them helps you discover something new and wonderful!

So last night I left off talking about Stacy and there are a few more ladies that I need to mention.

Although us girls were furiously working the booth for Canada's Scrapbooking Crop for Kids, we did have a chance to look around and spend a few bucks here and there. I sure had to restrain myself though!

Our booth was situated right across the lovely Janice and her store called Paper Valise. Her store is filled with authentic and reproduced vintage embellishments, books etc. and all of it is in BRAND NEW QUALITY. I was utterly amazed. The stuff is perfect for heritage pages. Seriously, don't walk but run to her store.

Another girl with a great store is Chantal at Treasured Memories. Let me tell you, this girl bought the store about 4 months ago and turned it into a sleek, well organized, inviting and inviting store. And it has a wide selection for everyone! Her booth was so cool! And that Chantal, she has done this at the young age of 21! That is impressive. A tiny pretty little thing that gal and she is out to be a sucess! I know she'll get there too.

Next time you are in Edmonton, check out her store. It is compulsory as sanctioned by me and many others. When you do make it in there, tell her I sent you!

Last but not least there was the neatest store. The whole thing was inside the Mayfield convention centre! Yep. A big green truck called Memories in Motion Scrapbooking. The whole store is in that thing! You give her a call and she'll come out to you!

And I believe I covered the main highlights.


I'll post some Scrapfest photos tomorrow. Stay tuned!

And again, don't forget to check out Leica Forrest's blog all week for more Scrapfest goodness.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Scrapfest, Oh my!!!!

Whew! Now I can breathe. What a jam-packed weekend at Scrapfest Edmonton ! First of all a special thanks to the owners Lisa and Debbie for doing such a great job.

So now where do I start?

First thing first. I met some awsome ladies there and got to hang out with many of my scrap friends.

I suppose I'll give you a rundown of events. I may go everywhere, but at least I'll know I am not missing anyone! I am just so excited to interact all these wonderful Canadian ladies.

My Friday morning arrival brought me face to face with an online friend and overall great scrapper, Roxanne Jegodtka. We met on Two Peas In a Bucket about two years ago. She is a sweet girl and so much talent! Seriously, go click on her name, you'll see what I am saying!

The Canada's Scrapbooking Crop for Kids booth yielded the usual suspects of course, Anam, Jessi and Trish. Work or play, I love hanging with those girls! We were all working the booth, teaching and TA'ing classes doing cool keychain and magnet make n' takes with great products:
* 3" clear circles Picture It Pageframes
* Cool little Tooth Fairy stamps from Tin Box Creations And note folks, if you purchase this stamp set, all proceeds go to Canada's Scrapbooking Crop for Kids!
* Souffle and Glaze pens by Sakura
* Self adhesive magnets from Stix 2

Speaking of Stix2, I got to meet the owner Allesandra (I hope I am spelling that right, I don't have her name readily available) and she is a charming lady. I really liked her from the get go. She has some great products that I love working with. Her adhesive is incredible and her foil transfers are something that I am completly loving! Her stuff is available at many Edmonton scrapbook stores, so do check it out!

I was thrilled to meet and very briefly talk to the fabulous Vicki Boutin and the sweet Kah-Mei Smith, owner of Fontwerks. I would have loved to really get a chance to converse with to these two ladies a little more, but time didn't allow it. Hopefully, we'll cross paths again another time.

I got to speak for a good long while with Catherine and Kerry from Scrapbook & Cards Today. Let me tell you, these girls are making a great magazine with gorgous artwork and some really great articles from top designers in the industry. I got my hands on the latest issue and they have truly come a long way! If you haven't looked at this magazine, I suggest you rush to your LSS and get a copy for yourself. It get a free copy with every $30 purchase of scrapbook supplies. If they don't have it, ask for it or you can go online and read it there! You won't be sorry, and who doesn't like a free gift with purchase. Those crazy enablers!

Another couple of ladies that I cannot forget is the ladies from Crop and Cruise (scrapping, the Mexican Riviera what could be better? Not much they sold out and are planning the next one!), Allison Orthner and Leica Forrest. These two ladies are a complete and utter riot! So full of spunk and a great sense of humor. Love them and looking forward to seeing them in October! I doubt Edmonton will be the same after that.

And be sure to check out Leica's blog all this week. She is featuring pictures from Scrapfest everyday! She'll have some pic of me on Wednesday *wink wink!* hee hee. I think I know what picture she's gonna whip out too, LOL!

Oh my, I met lots of gals! But I'll give you a rest from my babbles until tomorrow, except for one person. Last thing I promise it will be worth it.

Stacy! I met her during the Friday night crop. She is from Red Deer and such a nice girl. We were chtting away and we exchange names. She's like, "Oh yeah, I read your blog!"
Really? You do?

We'll let's get this straight. Not to diss myself completely, but I never thought that my blog was interesting enough to have someone reading it on a regular basis. Not that I'm boring, and aside from my friends who read up (who I do appreciate completely, you know who you are), but out of the many scrapbooking blogs out there, someone that doesn't even know me, decided to choose to read mine regularly. Which is completely flattering to know. That made me have the warm fuzzies!

So to all of you that are reading and lurking quietly and Stacy for identifying herself as a lurker, thank you very much for reading. Seriously. It's really cool of you.

Ok. I'll have Part 2 tomorrow. I'll talk about some more interesting ladies and my Scfapfest kit projects.

So tired. Must sleep.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

A Little High, A Little Low and throw some boating in there for good measure

Well, with every bit of disappointment, comes a little good news. I am just not sure which to mention first. I am supposing my bad news, because you just get it out of the way and it is over. Like ripping off a bandaid.

So a while back, I had told you I had something cool to do for Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine and I couldn't spill. Well, small diappointment. I got invited to do the cover for the fall issue along with other artists and wasn't picked. But I'll get over it. Lots more opportunity awaits. And let me tell you, that cover and the two takes are gorgeous! I was up against some competition! I'll get there. The opportunity is open, I'll get more chances...hopefully!

So now for the good stuff.......

I saw it FINALLY! I am so pumped to see my page in the October issue of Creating Keepsakes! So very cool. Been trying to get in there for a while and it finally happened! Hope that keeps up.

And so yesterday I took a little scrapping break. Since summer is coming to a close and I will miss the summer activities it brings, the family, along with our neighbours Scott and Amanda, went for a boat ride. That may be the last chance we get, so we had to take advantage of it while we could.

But now I got to go. Gotta head to work and send my baby off to his first day of playschool! How exciting! My little man is growing up WAY TOO FAST!

Thanks for reading! Take care.

Monday, September 3, 2007

We All Wanna Be a Guitar Hero

So yesterday, my dear husband Trevor was bored. I could not possibly figure why, he has many hobbies. Gas powered remote control cars, boating (I'll give him that one, it was too cold to boat), fiddling in the garage....heck, he could have continued working on finishing the basement, especially my scraproom!

No. None would suit him. So off to Red Deer he went to wander around. Wander. Wander. And what does that boy return with?

Guitar Heros.

I am actually happy he came home with it. The controller for it is a guitar! It's fun. A guilty little pleasure. I'm not too good at it, but I have playing between my kitting breaks.

Who doesn't want to pretend to be a rockstar?

Rock On my Dear. Yes, Rock on!
hee hee!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Super Excited!

I am so excited! Friday I am off to Scrapfest in Edmonton! It is gonna be so fun! Ok, not as fun as most people because I'll be working, BUT, I love going to places where I can meet other scrappers that love this hobby as much as me.

I'll be working a teacher's assistant for my friend Trisha's gorgeous Key to My Heart class. I'll be doing odds and ends for Scrapfest (whatever they assign to me when I am there) and I'll be working the booth for Canada's Scrapbooking Crop for Kids. So, this weekend I have been busy making up some page kits and some really cool make n takes with some fun papers by Urban Lily and Piggy Tales .

We wanted to make sure that they were different and unconventional but nice and fast and easy. And here's what I got for you.

First up is a paper bag card make n take using Daisy Doodles paper from Urban Lily .

The next one is really fun and my favorite of the two. A few posts back I made a this and now you can too with this fun little kit.

Boy and girl themed lightswitch mini albums using the Hansel and Gretel lines from Piggy Tales paper!

I still have a couple of other things that are still in progress, so stay tuned!