The journey of creating begins with a spark from deep within. The artist continues on the loom of life and throughout time a beautiful tapestry takes shape and form from the luscious fibres, brilliant gems and precious pearls we encounter along the way....

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Oh BABY!!!

Baby Girl Layout is 3D splendor! click picture to get a closer view.  Look at all the details

Used Prima Marketing products, Marianne Creatable dies - pram, "baby", bootie and mini envelop

Baby boy layout showing the same dies as well as a Cheery Lynn Mega Doily die and various butterfly dies

A close up view of the 3D elements, diecuts and ribbon bow with stick pins -- click on picture for closer view
Wow - I love these Shadowbox layouts! First,, they are so wonderful to create, then they are equally wonderful  to hang in various rooms throughout your house, not to mention that they make such cherished gifts for your loved ones.  For the Pinewood Crop being held in Sault Ste. Marie at the end of the month, I'll be presenting the baby boy/girl shadowbox workshop that was such an overwhelming success last Spring.  In this workshop we will concentrate on layering your layout design and popping up embellishments to achieve that more sophisticated appeal.  We will be using several types of embellishments and dies that will add to the texture and dimension of the layout! We'll be using Prima Marketing pattern paper, flowers and embellishments.  We will be featuring several dies from a few different companies that includes Spellbinders, Cheery Lynn designs, and Marianne Creatables.You'll be intrigued and you will come away with another piece of scrapbooking theory!  This workshop will begin on Saturday morning at the Pinewood Crop and in addition to the layout, I'll be showing you some cards that can be created with all of the dies in the baby theme to illustrate their versatility.  Cards can be created for Baby showers, Baby birthdays, birth announcements and/or expressions of congratulations on the new addition.
If YOU are interested in participating in this fall's Pinewood Crop workshop with me you'll want to register  as soon as possible as space is limited.  You may email Deb at OC Scrapbookers to let her know you want to take this workshop and she'll put your name down in the order she receives the requests.  I look forward to seeing you there!  We will have a lot of fun creating a beautiful piece of art for your wall or to give as a cherished gift to someone special.  This is an exciting opportunity that may well assist you in acquiring some new techniques and tips to tuck into your bundle of scrapbooking knowledge!  Hope to see you in our circle!  Quick--- email Deb to put your name down and get a cherished 5"x7" baby photo of one of your favorite wee children ready for this design!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Hello Everyone -- I'm Back!!!

Don't Be Scared -- Its Just Us (or Me)

I'm finally back and I can't believe how long its been since I've posted.  A lot has happened since last fall and I've been easing back into scrapbooking.  Well, ...the excitement is building as the Fall Flurry gets closer.  I'm busy preparing workshops and talking product with the OC Scrapbooking Team!  For the Fall Flurry, which is being held in Walford at the Community Center, I will be doing a layout workshop. I've prepared a two page layout in a Halloween theme.  The pattern paper pack we're using is a package put out by Echo Park called "Chillingsworth Manor" and the layout is fairly simple enough.  We will use some Spellbinder Dies from the Summer CHA release -- wow what a release!!  I've chosen two of the new releases called Marvelous Squares and Resplendant Rectangles.  Spellbinders is getting more lacy and "resplendant" with some of their dies reminiscent of doilies! Deb is preparing to bring in several of the new releases that are being released slowly over this month.  Again, for the layout we will use the Cricut and a couple of Halloween Theme cartridges called October 31st and Happy Hauntings!  This layout is fun and whimsical and one you will surely enjoy - Preregister a.s.a.p. for this workshop by emailing Deb so she can take names in the order she receives them.  This workshop has limited seating so email right away and get out those Halloween Pictures!! 

This 2-page layout has awesome colors of olive green, orange, black and yellow

I've used Spellbinder dies for matting and journaling

Here I've used the Cricut, some elements from the paper pack and some dies