Monday, April 27, 2015

Exciting times ......

Today is an exciting day ...... it has been more than a month since i posted here BUT as usual LOTS has been happening !!

I have been working hard with my longtime employee, instructor and friend, Deanyne,  to re-create my business into something that works best for me and allow me to offer the best i can to all you amazing and creative ladies .....

We have updated our ONLINE STORE to be 'kits and more' and our first KITS are for sale today !!

This layout is one of the FULL COLOR photos you'll find in the instruction kit with the American Crafts kit we're offering you this month ....

You'll find several new kits added each month and the May kit is already on it's way !!

I've got lots more to share with you and I promise to update again soon ..... BUT for now I am off to Disneyland !!!!

TFL ..... Talk soon.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Sharing a post .....

A post on the Scrapbookin' Adventures Facebook Page this am .....

Scrapbookin' Adventures' April UYOP (20) Layout Workshop is coming up soon and our new and improved "Instruction Kits" will arrive in attendees inbox's ASAP .... We know many of you wanted to work on your kits during Spring Break, so we are working hard to finish them up to give you extra time !!

As we mentioned recently, since closing our storefront, we've been working on lots of exciting changes to give you what you want (or need LOL :)) ..... Over 8 years in this industry has given us so many ideas to be able to serve you better, so get ready 'cause you'll see one of the first changes in your "Instruction Kits" ..... others will be rolled out in the coming weeks/months !!
If you missed out on this UYOP Workshop - don't worry, we've got you covered - MORE DATES & LOCATIONS COMING SOON !! For those of you that have been asking - YES bring your wallets to our workshops (think product to purchase :))
For now, here is a peek at a sweet layout being taught in one of our upcoming workshops .....

Happy Monday crafty girls !!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Home from Cali .....

Finally made it home from our 3 weeks in California for Em's riding ..... what a fabulous trip we had.  Em is so much fun to travel with and we truly had such a great time !!  

This was her first show with her 'new to her' jumper mare and her new trainers .... she was so excited !!

She LOVED everything about Thermal .... learned a ton, figured out the new horse, rode in some fantastic classes, walked ALOT of courses and even won some ribbons too !!!

The scenery was gorgeous, the weather was hot so the pool was very welcomed and riding at the polo grounds was a huge highlight for Em ....

We ate in some incredible restaurants .... and absolutely need to drink more smoothies to detox !!

....... and yep - we even rescued not one but two puppies 
(still not sure what I was thinking LOL)

At the last minute we were asked to drive an extra vehicle home - so of course we said yes !!  Who doesn't love a good road trip ..... We drove from Palm Springs thru San Bernardino, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Idaho Falls, Helena, Great Falls and finally up thru Sweetgrass, Montana to get back to Alberta !!!

I loved every single second of our trip but am now home rested, relaxed and ready to get back to business ..... more creativity coming your way !!!

Happy Sunday .....

Friday, February 06, 2015

Guess What ?!?

Hey Vancouver Island girls, I've got some fun news for you !!!


Any questions ?!? Email me at:

Call your girls and register now !!!

TFL ..... Talk soon.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Over on the Bella Blog .....

It is 'Pinterest Inspired' day over on the Bella Blvd. Blog today !!

This was the image that we were given to inspire us .....

...... and this is the layout that I created using the FABULOUS new Bella Blvd. products that are hitting stores this month !!!

Head on over to the Bella Blog right now and check out all the other designers beautiful projects .....

coming ASAP ...... Check back soon  !!!

TFL ..... Talk soon.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

February already ......

Happy month of LOVE everyone !!  I've been gettin' crafty lately so get ready for some inspiration ..... but until then I want to share a few pics of what has been keeping me busy for the past few weeks !!

Not long before Christmas I found out that I had early onset, fast developing cataracts !!!!  Yes, I'm only 39 so I was like 'wait, i'm too young' but apparently not ...... so I saw some fabulous doctors and was scheduled to have my first lens replaced on January 14th ..... The wait could not have been longer !!!  My sight was getting worse every day ...... 

So I went in and they fixed one and the other one gets done on February 11th ..... I am desperately counting the days until I can see with BOTH eyes - what a concept ;))  I will still need readers for close up .... but hey, I am pushing 40 so that was bound to happen anyway !!!!

Outside of the fact that my eyesight is lopsided and it takes me 10 times longer to do anything .... I have been busy running my kiddos from one place to the next, taking care of our 2 high maintenance dogs and crafting when I get a moment !!

I've got more to share, some crafty goodness and even an announcement to make .... so i promise i will be posting again soon - like THIS WEEK .... so come on back and get in on it !!!

Oh, and it will involve a PRIZE or two !!!

TFL .... Talk soon.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy 2015 !!!

Happy New Year !!  What a year this is going to be .... I can just feel it !!

2014 brought so many exciting times and ALOT of change for our family ...... We truly try to live every day and remember that every adventure is part of our journey.  I will turn 40 in 2015 and I am not sure how I feel about that quite yet .... so I'll get back to you closer to the date ( April ;))

December 30th marked the final day of a 9 year chapter of my life professionally.  I closed the doors to my scrapbooking store on Vancouver Island.  This was a very tough decision for me but one that I know was best for my family.  I've been ready to move forward and try new things and since moving to Calgary and I quickly realized that having a retail store so far away was not how I wanted it to continue ......  

...... having said that, it does NOT mean that I am stepping out of this industry. I absolutely LOVE creating and can't imagine not working with the incredible people I've met over the years ...... Closing the store just means I am heading in a new direction - one that I will let you in on as I make moves forward in the coming weeks and months !!!

I will also keep you up to date on all I have going on with my family and a few other little projects I am working on too ..... I am excited about this year and look forward to keeping in touch with you all here and through facebook, Instagram and Pinterest too !!!

In the meantime, I have lots of inspiration to share with you ..... pieces i've created in the past few months as well as projects I have in the works and will share soon .....

Some of you may have seen this layout recently ..... it is one that I created for Bella Blvd. a few weeks back and shared on their blog ..... Hope it will get you started on all your holiday photos from this Christmas :))

Thanks for stopping by .... Talk soon.