Saturday, September 29, 2012

Another layout....

I am standing beside a riding ring this morning as I type :))  Emma has her finals for a show series this weekend and the weather is perfect (thank goodness).....

I wanted to share another layout that i'm teaching HERE and to let you know you can still join in on the fun.....REGISTER HERE !!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend an check back Monday for some more inspiration :)

TFL.....Talk soon.
j. xo

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

only a few more weeks .......

Scrapbookin' Adventures' 6th Anniversary Event
  benefiting the
  BC Crop for Kids
is only a few short weeks away.....

I've started sharing a few of the layouts that will be taught during my classes so you can have a peek at what we'll be working on !!

Here's another......

(who can guess what Kit # this one is :))))

Lots more layouts, projects and cards to keep checking back !!!

TFL.....Talk soon.
j. xo

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

(30) Cards featuring "SunnySide" by Pebbles......

A few months back I sat down to make a couple of thank you cards and ended up with .....

...... a (30) All Occasion Card Workshop featuring "SunnySide" by Pebbles Inc. (love love love this collection :)) 

These are just a sampling of the cards ..... you can check out the rest in my gallery !!!

TFL.....Talk soon.
j. xo

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Teaching Today.......

So excited to be teaching today HERE.....

We're spending (5) hours today creating (30) different All Occasion Cards !!!!

Used one of my FAVE collections from Pebbles - SunnySide......

I'll share more of the cards on here tomorrow so come on back :))

TFL....Talk soon.
j. xo

Friday, September 21, 2012

a layout.....

If you are joining me HERE on October 12th & 14th then you will be working on this layout !!!

.....and nope, not telling which number it is :))

If you're not registered yet....we can still make room for you so go HERE to get your spot !!

Remember, partial proceeds go to BC Crop for Kids benefitting the BC Children's Hospital....

TFL...Talk soon.
j. xo

Thursday, September 20, 2012

David Tutera Celebrate CONTEST

Click HERE for a chance to WIN some incredible prizes......

I promised some layout pics and they'll start TOMORROW......

Talk soon.
j. xo

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Thank You Cards anyone ??!!

I thought I'd share a few cards with you today.....I needed a few thank you cards so I grabbed some great bits from my stash and got to work.....

.....Doodlebug pre-made cards (love these bases) and sentiment stickers, American Crafts Remarks sticker books, Bella Blvd. Miniatures sticker sheets, and various American Crafts and Pebbles Inc. embellishments too !!

Lots of layering stickers and buttons......

I sanded the edge of all the card bases.....

i love love love the pre-made flowers from American Crafts....super easy and all ready with 
3D foam !!

This one even got a strip of Bella Blvd. Designer Tape added too :))

These were super fun and simple and QUICK....all (5) took me about (30) minutes to get together and ready to mail !!

Come on back tomorrow for a few fun layouts from some of my upcoming layout workshops.....

Talk soon.
j. xo

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

i'm SOOO excited.....

Yep - that's my name on the list for ANOTHER YEAR with Bella Blvd.   ....and i'm so excited !!!

I absolutely LOVED my first term with this incredible company .....  and I was so excited to get that special email after my application went in for year 2......

Make sure to keep up on the Bella Blog with LOTS of exciting things coming up.....INCLUDING a new MID-SEASON release !!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Over on the Bella blog......

These fun frames were featured over on the Bella Blog today !!

Birthday Boy LARGE Altered Frame
This frame was sooooooo fun to put together. Like all of us crafty girls I stop in scrapbook shops whenever I am travelling. I found this great frame in a shop in Montana and had to have it.  
It was a plain kraft color with a great layout for the photo. I could rotate the frame to have the photo in any of the 4 corners, so I chose the top left corner so that I had room to put all the fabulous birthday embellishments off to the right.

I measured the space to cut the window for the photo from my orange chevron pattern and sanded all the edges, even inside the cut out space (I lightly sanded the picture too) and adhered it with a strong quick dry glue to the front of the frame.
After choosing a pattern for my photo mat I adhered my birthday boy’s picture using 3D foam for a bit of dimension. It is nice and easy to remove for next year and add a new birthday photo.

Then I set to work to create the rest of the 'layout'. I added a border sticker, patterned strips; one raised with 3D foam, one folded like ribbon and one cut like a flag. I used several pieces from the cute cuts. I LOVE that hippo and the music notes too. I mixed in some chip shapes (how 'bout the hippo's hat), a button on the hippo's tie and a flag for him to hold. Love it!

Birthday Boy SMALL Altered Frame

I know I've said it before, but I LOVE frames. Big frames, little frames, colored frames and even frames that need some love. This little frame called my name from a sale bin as it was crème and scratched and had a silly phrase on it. I knew I could make it cute again, so I got some paint and the Birthday Boy collection and got to work.

First I painted the edges with a blue to match the paper and then sanded off the edges to distress it a bit. I cut the window from my patterned paper and sanded the edges of that as well.

I was so happy to see the journal card 'you are my favorite' as I have said this to my children since they were babies. Always, 'you are my favorite boy' and 'you are my favorite girl'. This was perfect for this frame so I added a little handwritten note to it for Alex to remember as he grows up. After that, a little bit of designer tape, some chipboard and buttons to complete this 'up-cycled' frame!

Make sure you come back TOMORROW for some more BIG EXCITING NEWS !!!

Talk soon.
j. xo

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Check this out .....

So remember how I told you I was asked to be a part of the 
NEW Core'dinations Card Design Team ??!!

Well.......a little is ACTUALLY for this brand new collaboration with 

You can check out all the details HERE and watch for upcoming samples, inspiration and videos too....

Stay tuned......more to come !!

talk soon.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

BC Crop for Kids Classes

I thought I'd share some details on a couple of workshops I have coming up at the BC Crop for Kids event 
October 5th - 7th, 2012 in Abbotsford, BC.

This is an incredible annual event that I've been lucky enough to be a part of for the past few years.  The money raised goes directly to help kids and families at BC Children's Hospital !!

Registration for this event is open now and you do not have to be an event attendee to 

From 6 x 6" to 12 x 12"

In this workshop we will be working through a jam packed kit of products to create (5) single 12 x 12" layouts and (1) double page layout !!! I'm going to share my favorite tips on how scrapbookers can create fabulous 12 x 12' layouts using a 6 x 6" paper pad!! We're going to cut and fold and glue our way onto cardstock bases and embellish with adorable cardstock stickers and thickers too !!!

Here are a few peeks.....and you can register HERE 

Black, White and Classics

We'll work through fun technique stations to create (2) single 12 x 12" layouts and (1) double page layout too. You will LOVE the fabulous Studio Calico collection that I've chosen to work with as it is perfect for any photo theme……but in this class we're all about black & white pictures and using the 'Classics' AND.... you'll enjoy playing with chipboard, mist, glitter, DIY alphas and a little bit of fabric too !! 

Here are a few peeks....and you can register HERE

.......AND if you happen to be in Whitefish, Montana November 2nd - 4th you can join in on these workshops HERE

Talk soon.
j. xo

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

BIG news....

FINALLY....I can tell you some super duper exciting news !!

I am a member of the NEW Core'dinations Card Design Team.....Whooo Hooo......

Make sure to head over to their BLOG and check out the other girls that made the cut :))

There is LOTS coming up with this fantastic company so keep checking back for all the details and LOTS and LOTS of inspritaion !!

Talk soon.
j. xo

Monday, September 10, 2012

Back to School

Even in the middle of unpacking boxes into one house and cleaning out another, I managed to make some treats for Alexander's first full week of Grade 2 !!

Cupcakes for the kids.....

....and flowers for the teacher !!

Saw this fantastic idea on Pinterest and just had to re-create it !!  A glass jar, pencils and ribbon from the dollar store and some designer tape and flags from Bella Blvd.  .....and of course some pretty pretty flowers - she LOVED it !!!

AND....i have some super exciting news to share so do not miss out on my post tomorrow :)))))

Talk soon.
j. xo

Monday, September 03, 2012

moving moving moving

hey there.....been a bit CRAZY BUSY and wanted to let you in on a bit of the craziness !!!

A couple of months ago we thought it would be fun to rent a FABULOUS beach house with an even more FABULOUS view and then put our house up for sale......we've been wanting to buy property and bring our horses home for a while and this was the perfect move to get us going.

(the view from my office/crafty space)

Like everyone, we're so busy day to day and the thought of having showings at the house in the middle of horses and hockey and school and work and CRAFTING just didn't seem realistic .....Soooooo, we've been moving this weekend and will spend the next couple of weeks getting the old house ready for the FOR SALE sign !!

Moving my office/crafty space was the biggest job of all....and I have to say I was a little particular about how it was all to be handled ;))  

(scott holding one of my favorite pieces from my office - not super safe I know but we're only moving 2 blocks down the road ;))

Everyone did a great job and now I get to finds new homes for it all......and i LOVE organizing so I am excited for the days ahead......but for now it looks a bit like this.....

(the state of things at the moment....won't be long and I'll have it back to 'my normal' :))

Having said that, I have (4) projects due for this coming Friday !!!!  Yikes.....I'd better get back to it......

Check back soon for some more project inspiration and some exciting news too :))

Talk soon.
j. xo