Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Crop & Create Burnaby - OPEN

Hey there.....I wanted to give you all a little reminder to head over HERE and register for this great event coming soon !!

Scrapbook and Cards Today is an incredible magazine and the people behind it all are super excited to come our way and offer you fantastic workshops with some of the industry's best instructors....

You'll enjoy creating projects designed by Vicki Boutin, Kelly Goree, Kimber McGray, Becky Fleck, Caroline Lau too :))

I promise you.....this is an event not to be missed.....these ladies know how to throw a party and the product included in each workshop is AMAZING.....not to mention the most incredible goody bag too !!

Check out all the details HERE and get you and your friends registered for the fun....

See you there....

Talk soon.
j. xo

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Easter Cupcake Stand

Easter is around the I created this !!!

It is being featured over on the Bella Blog today along with some other fun projects have a look here and then head over there and enjoy :))

I had so much fun with this project……I make cupcakes for almost any occasion and expecially for every holiday for the kids classrooms.  I've got several types of cupcake carriers but I like the cardboard ones that you can toss away after use. 

I went through my decorating stash, dug out a stand and made it my own with some help from Bella :))  I adhered paper to the stand bases as well as all (3) 'plates', sanded the edges and put it all back together.

I used a couple of my favorite Big Shot dies and created all the 'wraps' for the cupcakes and the fence around the bottom using different patterns of paper.  Once I had the cupcakes and fencing in place I decorated the rest using cute cuts, stickers and precision cut pieces too !!

I used a strip from the 'borders' paper and precision cut out all the little bunnies and attached them to round toothpicks along with a few stickers to make little flags for the cupcakes – I love how it all came together……..

I hope this inspires you to dig out your own "Spring Flings and Easter Things" and create some fun easter projects for your family too…..Happy Easter !!!

Talk soon.

Supplies: Spring Flings and Easter Things: borders, egg hunt, moms bouquet, a tisket a tasket, cute cuts, alphas & bits, just write journaling stickers. Sophisticates: sprinkles 'n' lace; brownie, pickle juice and peep.
Estate Sale: hat box

Sunday, March 25, 2012

GREAT workshop - Thank You !!!

....a HUGE thank you to all the wonderful ladies that I got to spend my day with yesterday in 

(sorry if i missed anyone in the pics....i tried to get you all in :))

We had such a great time together and at the end of the workshop almost 600 layouts went home with some pretty excited (and exhausted :)) scrapbookers.....

Here are a couple more examples of what we worked on....the rest are in 'my layouts'......

I'm off to enjoy the sunshine with the kids and dogs and horses....
Talk soon.
j. xo

Saturday, March 24, 2012

More Layouts....

Heading HERE to spend my day with a great group of ladies that are going to scrapbook ALL DAY LONG !!!

I thought I'd share a few of the layouts I'm going to teach them tomorrow.....

Have a great weekend !!!

Talk soon.
j. xo

Thursday, March 22, 2012

It's HERE and we're so excited !!!

Just got a call from the girls at the SHOP and our HUGE Bella Blvd. order is now IN STOCK and flying off the tables faster than they can get it on the floor !!!

Hurry in for best selection of:
  • patterned paper
  • cardstock stickers
  • chip icons
  • flags
  • collection packs
  • stamps
  • designer tape
  • buttons
  • crochet flowers
  • high five alphas
So much IN STORE......See you there :))

Talk soon.
j. xo

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

......Look at what's NEW

I just had to share this with you all.......It was another exciting day HERE yesterday so if you are feeling like you need a little retail therapy, head on over or call to get your favorites !!!

Here is just some of what hit the store shelves yesterday:

Basic Grey - 'KONNICHIWA'
Simple Stories - 'FABULOUS'
Pink Paislee - 'INDIGO BLEU' and 'LONDON MARKET'
Bazzill - 'DINO-MITE' and 'AVALON'
Kaisercraft - 'TIGERLILLY'
My Mind's Eye - 'MISS CAROLINE'

....and Bianca said......'not to set you into a panic but this product was selling off the back tables faster than I could price it so don't wait too long to come and get your favorites !!!'

.......and more on it's way :))

Talk soon.
j. xo

Sunday, March 18, 2012

....a 'little yellow bicycle' layout

Here's a fun layout that I just finished up using 'Paradise' by Little Yellow Bicycle......I got this fun line when I was teaching at Cherish the Thought recently and love how it came together of my boy !!

I hope you had a great weekend....
Talk soon.
j. xo

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patricks Day

It is all about the green at our house today and my kids are excited......they get excited for any and every 'holiday' of course got into this one too !!

Alex loved this 'facial hair' kit and had to have it.  To be honest, I really didn't think he'd wear it....he surprised me and seriously how cute does he look :))

Emma has her sweet shamrock headband and green shirt too.....

....and I thought I'd share a 'green' layout.  It's an older one but one of my favorites....

I hope that you have a wonderfully green and very lucky day today !!

Talk soon.
j. xo

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

great day and a couple of projects....

I got to spend a wonderful day with a special friend today.......Thanks for lunch and all the goodies Darcy :))

I was able to get my hands on some fantastic new product from American Crafts, Crate Paper, Studio Calico and Pebbles too....

I couldn't wait to sit down tonight and create this layout.....

LOVE these woodgrain Thickers :)))

......and this card.....

.....FABULOUS embellishments and mini alpha stickers too !!!

Back at it again tomorrow :))

Talk soon.
j. xo

Monday, March 12, 2012

"Happy Spring"

This project was featured on the 
Bella Blog 
today !!

It is a family joke that the green thumb skipped a generation from my Mom to my daughter. So when I created this project, we laughed that these are just about the prettiest flowers I've ever 'grown' :))

I found this great set of wooden flower boxes at a local craft store. I traced the sides onto the backs of the paper and then sanded the edges of each before adhereing. I rolled some of the kids play-doh into balls and pressed it into the bottom of each pot so that the flowers would stand as I wanted them and added crinkle cut box filler on top !!

I've been wanting to do something fun with all the fabulous flowers in Bella's designs for quite some time and this was the perfect project !!  I went through ALL the Bella lines and used my fave's and then dressed them up with buttons, florettes made from more patterned papers, twine and stickers too.

Check back tomorrow for a peek at a new workshop I'm teaching HERE in April !!!

Talk soon.
j. xo

Supplies Used: 
Spring Flings and Easter Things: Cute Cuts, Borders, Miniatures, Alpha & Bits, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Mom's Bouquet; Sophisticates: Ciao Chip Simply Simona Saltwater, Quattrofina Peep & Saffron; Tail Waggers & Cat Naps: Just Write Journaling Stickers; Winter Wonder: Just Write Journaling Stickers; Too Cute Too Spook: Itsy Bitsy Spider; Socialite: Cute Cuts; Plastino: Label Additions, Forget Me Knots; Hello Beautiful: Cute Cuts, Alpha & Bits, Thanks a Bunch; All Inclusive: Bookin' at the Beach; Man of the House: Distinguished 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

LOTS of projects....

Hey there.......Super sorry for a week of no talking !!!  As always, LOTS on the go......I've been working on so many fun projects and I've got a few to share with you.

I was so excited to have been asked to design for The Memory Workshop this month !!  Sandra has the BEST kit club around and I was thrilled to have the chance to make so many projects with this SUPER generous bag full of goodies.....

This month's main product was Bella Blvd. so I was completely at home in this pile full of pretty paper.

The challenge is to create (2) double layouts and (3) additional projects using ONLY items in the kit......

So, I created my (2) doubles........ 

(3) singles......

and then......

.......with all that was leftover I made (1) more single and (6) cards too !!!

So much fun......thanks Sandra !!!

Click HERE to find out how you can enjoy all that The Memory Workshop has to offer !!

Check back tomorrow to see some of the other fun projects I've had on the go :))

Have a wonderful Sunday.....
Talk soon.
j. xo

Monday, March 05, 2012

Registration OPENS tonight !!!

Get ready to REGISTER TONIGHT for the BC Crop & Create
event being held in Burnaby June 2nd & 3rd....

This is a message from the publisher of Scrapbook & Cards Today....Catherine says:

Today we are excited around the SCT office as Crop & Create Burnaby, BC registration opens tonight!  We are so very excited to be coming to the BC market with our very successful Crop & Create event!  Lined up to teach are Becky Fleck, Vicky Boutin, Kimber McGray, Kelly Goree, Jennifer Edwardson and Caroline Lau from Maya Road! 

This is sure to be a fantastic event with incredible workshops so head on over to their website and REGISTER TONIGHT ..... You and your friends are sure to enjoy a fun filled scrapbookin' weekend !!!

Find all the DETAILS HERE....

See you there.....

Talk soon.
j. xo

Sunday, March 04, 2012

So much FUN - thank you

Thank you Thank you Thank you to all the fabulous ladies that spent the day with me yesterday to help raise funds for the BALLENAS 2012 GRAD CLASS !!

We scrapbooked ALL DAY LONG and in the end more than 880 layouts went home last that's a whole lotta scrapbookin'....

All the parents made INCREDIBLE food and took great care of us...the goodie bags were such a treat too :))

Here are a couple more layouts from the day.....

....this one was adapted from a "Becky Fleck" sketch....

.....and YES I know I spelled 'fourty' incorrectly BUT....I kind of like it that way :))

For those of you that joined me in Coquitlam and in Parksville, you can find the ENTIRE workshop labeled in "My Layouts".....

You'll see each one shown "Feb. 25 & Mar 3 Kit #" so you can pull them up full screen if you want to add embellishments ect.....

More workshops coming up soon AND some samples that I designed for a very special KIT CLUB !!

Talk soon.
j. xo

Friday, March 02, 2012

Excited for Saturday....

Can't wait to spend my day with (45) excited scrapbookers raising funds 
for the 2012 Graduating class from Ballenas Secondary School !!

We're spending 12 hours together and going to complete (20) layouts each....

Here's a peek at a couple !!

Check back Monday to see more of what we'll have worked on :))

Have a fabulous weekend....

Talk soon.
j. xo

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Crop & Create is coming to BC

If you haven't already heard the news.....
Scrapbook & Cards Today super popular

CROP & CREATE is coming to Burnaby 
JUNE 2nd - 3rd 
and registration OPENS March 5th

You'll enjoy a weekend of crop time and fabulous workshops with top industry instructors such as Vicki Boutin, Kelly Goree, Becky FleckKimber McGray and more !!!

Make sure to head over and read all about Scrapbook & Cards Today (if you haven't already :)) and then  'like' them on FaceBook and then check out their BLOG and then get ready to REGISTER for this amazing event on March 5th.....find all the details HERE.

......then once you've done all that, we'll see you in class !!!

Talk soon.
j. xo