Monday, October 31, 2011

happy halloween

Well.....we made it !! The pumpkins were carved......

the goodie bags and cupcakes made it to school

Emma got through her first orthodontist appointment

the pony and the puppies got their treats and Oscar LOVED his vampire costume
(okay, we loved his costume)

we visited the family, went trick-or-treating, did the pumpkin walk

watched fireworks by the bonfire and.....

ate our weight in candy.....

Best Halloween yet I think.....

I hope you all had a fabulously spooky day (and night). Make sure to check back ASAP 'cause I can't wait to scrapbook these (and more) photos....

j. xo

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Make 'n' Take 'n' Save

Today @ Scrapbookin' Adventures the team is offering
FREE Make'n' Take's all day......AND you can take your completed
Make 'n' Take to the counter to receive
15% off your entire purchase of new product !!

There are (3) adorable Make 'n' Take mini projects to choose from all created using
Bella Blvd.'s "Too Cute To Spook" and "Christmas Wishes"

I hope you're enjoying your almost-Halloween weekend !!

j. xo

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

More inspiration over at the Bella Blog today !! The DT has been creating like crazy.....

These are a couple of projects that I made using "Spring Flings and Easter Things"

i LOVE making treat bags for the kids and this paper was perfect for the rainy days we're having now that Fall has officially hit.

i picked up these little note pads at the dollar store months ago and was waiting for the perfect time to 'pretty them up'.....this was the time with the perfect product !!

Make sure you head over and see what the other girls cooked up for you and then check HERE to see when you can get your new Bella Blvd. as soon as it hits the shelves !!

Remember.......rainy days are the PERFECT time to scrapbook ;)

j. xo

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Spring Flings and Easter Things

Over on the Bella Blog you'll enjoy samples from the DT using new Mid-Season Releases "Spring Flings and Easter Things' and 'Winter Wonder'

You'll see samples such as this one below and other great layouts, cards and altered projects too !!

Remember.....This product will be in at Scrapbookin' Adventures ASAP !! You'll want to make sure you come in and get yours as soon as it arrives.....'cause once it's gone it's gone.

The sun is shining here today so we're heading out to enjoy it.....but back to scrappin' tonight when the kids head to bed !!!

Hope you're having a great day where ever you are.....

j. xo

Monday, October 24, 2011

.....This message from Bella Blvd. this morning.....

Today is the big day! The Bella office is all a buzz, with our NEW Mid-Release collections starting to ship out to your favorite LSS's and online retailors! You will want to pick these up as soon as you see them, since they are limited edition collections. Once they're gone, they're gone.

Make sure you head over to the Bella Blog every day this week for some incredible inspiration from the Bella Design Team.

This great new product will be shipped to Scrapbookin' Adventures watch our BLOG to see when it arrives. You will want to be among the first to get in to buy yours before it's gone !!!

j. xo

Sunday, October 23, 2011

New Layout.....

I've had a few kits sitting in my stash from my friend
for quite some time and I FINALLY opened one up last night.

I am in LOVE with Simple Stories right now and this kit had just what I needed to scrap these pics from the Spring.

Kayla is the BEST babysitter EVER....and I am so happy how this layout came together. Kayla and the kids were coloring eggs this past Easter and they took these great pics.

Create this @ home.....
  1. 12 x 12" pp base
  2. Adhere pp circle
  3. Adhere (3) 4 x 4 1/2" photos
  4. Add flourish stickers
  5. Using 'Tiny Attacher' staple ribbon on bottom
  6. Add flowers, embellishments ect....
  7. Title and journal
Have a wonderfully relaxing Sunday !!

j. xo

Saturday, October 22, 2011

i survived..... happened, my girl turned 11 yrs old and we had the party to prove it !!
Em had (5) of her closest friends spend the evening with her and it was so much fun.

First, I ALWAYS bake and decorate a fancy cake for both the kids parties, but this year Emma asked if I would order these fabulously oversized chocolate stuffed cupcakes from Thrifty's......Being as busy as I am, of course i said YES !!
My feelings weren't hurt AT ALL :)

The highlight of the party this year was the 'Splatter Party' at
4 Cats Arts Studios. Emma and Alex go every week for art class and study artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci ect.....but this 'Splatter Party' was sooooooo cool !!

The girls had to wear old clothes (thanks goodness) and I am not kidding you....I thought they'd get paint on them but they were COVERED....and then it dried :) They made the most fabulous canvas for Emma and a small one for each of the girls....

Needless to say, each one of them came home to have a shower before the 'sleep' over began !!!

They truly had so much fun and I am so happy that Em enjoyed her 11th birthday with this really great group of girls. I hope they stay close for years to come....

j. xo

Friday, October 21, 2011

.....another project

.....soooooo in love with this project !!! I saw this fabulous idea at the Maya Road booth at CHA Summer and could not wait to make one for myself......

I used their extra large bottle caps, punched holes in them using my crop-a-dile to tie together with ribbon.

I cut circles in my favorite Jillibean Soup patterned paper, added coordinating embellishments and........

......completed it by adding the 2012 calendar pieces from Maya Road.......
Only problem.....
I don't know if I am going to be able to give it away :):)

I am off to supervise Emma's 11th birthday party.....(6) girls 'sleeping' over. Wish me luck and I'll post some pics tomorrow !!!

j. xo

Monday, October 17, 2011

new layouts added

If you're looking for a little layout inspiration, check out 'my layouts' as I just added the (20) layouts that I taught this past weekend !!!

Here are a couple of my favorites.....

Scott and the guys from work in Lake Louise, AB.......using 'Family Dynamix' from Bella Blvd.
Alexander's Kindergarten Class.......using 'Off to School' from Fancy Pants Designs

Emma jumping.......using 'Summer Days' from Echo Park

Canada Day in Calgary.......using 'Fresh Goods' from Pebbles Inc.

Check out 'my layouts' gallery to see the rest !!
I hope one or two inspires you to sit down and scrapbook.

The sun is shining here in Parksville and we are heading to the barn to ride. I hope you're having a wonderful day where ever you are !!!

j. xo

Sunday, October 16, 2011

what a weekend......

Well that's it - Scrapbookin' Adventures 5th Anniversary Event done and dusted.....and what a BLAST we had !!!

The tables were FULL of totes and tools and adhesive and paper and CANDY.....

....and under the tables were shoes and totes and paper bits and 3D foam backing and WINE bottles (empty of course :)

Prizes, Make 'n' Takes, MONEY RAISED for BC Crop for Kids......and LOTS and LOTS of LAUGHTER !!

At the end of it all more than 1000 layouts walked out the door at the end of this incredible weekend. Our (20) Layout Workshop was a HUGE success as always.

We got this shot Saturday evening with a little more than 1/2 of the attendees (sorry we missed some of you in the pic) and a few of their favorites from class.

To all of you I've met through the past 5 years I want to say ...... THANK YOU. I am thankful for the opportunity to do what I love to do every day. If we've not met yet....I look forward to another 5 fabulous years and meeting you one day soon.

j. xo

Thursday, October 13, 2011

.....getting excited

This weekend is
and I am sooooo excited.

We've been CRAZY BUSY prepping for the weekend.....packing tools, supplies, PRIZES and below is a sneak peek shot of part of the GOODIE BAGS !!!

It is going to be SO MUCH FUN and I can not wait to teach my favorite.......(20) Layout 'Use Your Own Product' workshop on Saturday :)

I have put everything I am into creating a warm and friendly shop for Vancouver Island see us get to 5 years and continue to grow each and every day is a really incredible feeling.

I feel very lucky to get to do what I love to do every day. I have an AMAZING TEAM of ladies working with me to give YOU the very best every day.

.....and to YOU, well, we simply wouldn't be here without you. So for that I say THANK YOU. Here's to another 5 fabulous years (and more :)

j. xo

Monday, October 10, 2011

happy thanksgiving

As promised, here are a couple shots of what has made it
so I can not see the floor of my office :)

I made these adorable little place cards for our Thanksgiving Dinner tonight at my Mom and Dad's. I used Bella Blvd. "Finally Fall" patterned paper for the face of each card, added a bakers twine bow, a word sticker sentiment, printed each person's name on cardstock, punched them out and raised with 3D foam.

I even stamped lines on the inside for everyone to write what they are thankful for
and then I will add them to a layout for our family album !!!

Once each month Bella Blvd. offers a quick and easy
"Project Sheet". The layout above was designed by Laura Vegas and I LOVED it, so I sat down and put it all together with these great shots of Alexander last Halloween.

Scrapbookin' Adventures has "Too Cute To Spook" in stock now so head into the shop, pick up your product and create this for your own album !!

.....and.....last but not least for today......I created this layout to be ready for the pictures I am going to take tonight at our family dinner.

I have LOTS on the go right now so I thought I'd be organized and whip up this fun layout and 'just add photos' :):)

If you'd like to create this one at home for your own album, keep reading.......

'thanksgiving day'
  1. 12 x 12 'Apple Holler' base; Sand all edges
  2. Cut 'At The Patch' to 7 x 10 3/4"; Round bottom 2 corners & adhere flat
  3. Cut (3) strips from 'Borders' pp
  4. Photo mats for (1) 4 x 6" photo and (2) 2 1/2 x 2 1/2" photos; Raise w/ 3D foam
  5. Use 'Just Write Journaling Stickers' and 'Alphas and Bits' to embellish and title

Wishing all my Canadian friends and Happy Thanksgiving.....and all of you over the border Happy Monday :):)

j. xo

Friday, October 07, 2011

crazy crazy days.....

I do not have any idea where this week has gone and I STILL have
sooooo much to do before
next weekend !!!!

Life sure gets busy and this past week has been a blur of......

  • Emma's home school program, art classes and of course riding
  • Alexander's school, hip hop and art classes and of course hockey
  • (2) puppies running me off my feet and as always......
  • .......more projects than I can count on the go and not enough time to create ....... (I promise to post shots of them ASAP)

Tomorrow is going to be a sad day for Emma. We are taking Glassy back to her owner in Victoria. She has been riding Glassy for the last 18 months and has had so
many incredible moments and many many wins with her.

This special pony has taught Emma so much and Emma has completely fallen in love with her.....She will hold a special place in all of our hearts as being the pony that gave Emma the confidence to go after her dreams.

Emma spent this afternoon with Glassy and I got this sweet shot.....I hope one day soon she will look at her new pony, Jack, with the same love.

On this Thanksgiving weekend, I am thankful for many of them is this girl and her ponies.

I wish you and your family all the best for a wonderful holiday weekend.

j. xo

Monday, October 03, 2011

......and here is the next line - LOVE IT......

REMEMBER to head over to Bella Blvd. and ENTER TO WIN
$100 in product.....Whoo Hoo !!!

These will be in stock at Scrapbookin' Adventures at the end of
this month.

Hope this inspires you to create something wonderful today......
See you soon.

j. xo

Exciting New Releases

More good things happening @ Bella Blvd.
Super excited to share the first of their new lines with you here today !!!

Scrapbookin' Adventures will have this in stock at the end of this month but keep checkin' back for more sneak peeks and super cute samples of all you can do with this adorable paper !!!

Come back later today to see the next new's 'egg-stra' special (hint hint)

j. xo

Saturday, October 01, 2011

BC Crop For Kids

Happy Card Making Day !! I would love to say that I had a great card to show you today BUT......I can't because I am teaching (3) AMAZING workshops using the fabulous Bella Blvd. at the BC Crop for Kids in Abbotsford this weekend and am having so much fun !!!

Sandra from The Memory Workshop is on-site and we brought her over all (4) new Bella Blvd. collections. We arrived to this perfect little sign and prime real estate in her booth !!!

.......Classes have been AMAZING (thanks to all of you that were in class with me). So far we've created a 'Family Man' Chipboard Album and (3) Layout Summer Workshop.......The girls loved the packed full of product kits and lots of laughs in class as always !!!

......and I had to share this picture of Krista from the crop. She was SOOOOOO cute selling 50/50 tickets with her money in her bra :):) and just because she said "I'm not going to see this on your blog right ?" here you go Krista :):)

REMEMBER.......Find the post that gets you entered for a chance to win one of the kits I am teaching !!!!

j. xo