Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Cards

This card was also made using the Aspen paper pack, with added grosgrain ribbon and a dimensional snowflake from the Flurry set. It's hard to see in the photo - but the snowflake is covered in glitter!

Santa! This Santa stamp is from the St. Nick stamp set. Paper is Mistletoe, with Cranberry grosgrain ribbon.

Paper also from the Mistletoe paper pack. Cranberry grosgrain ribbon and brad, Stickease from Evensong (retired).

Layout from our 'how-to' book, Wishes. Season's Greetings stamp from Just for the Holidays Stamp set.

I made this card using the Aspen paper pack and Stickease. The pattern is from our 'how-to' book, Wishes, and isone of the cards in the Season's Greetings workshop.

Christmas Card Creativity

It's been way too long since my last post! Recently I got the chance to attend a new scrapbooking retreat, hosted by my friend and sideline, Michelle. Despite the water problems, we had a great time at Rustic Ridge Ranch and I got to make 7 new scrappy friends! I spent most of the weekend making cards - see below! I also made one layout featuring my lovely daughter Juliah. I was inspired by Christine Adams to make the clear card (above). I embossed the card with my Cuttlebug and the Spots 'n Dots folder.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Here are the pages I created that contain 26 photos! On the left, page one. On the right, page 2.

When you open the flip flaps on page 1, voila - you have another complete layout (above).

Here on the right is page 2 with both of the flip flaps open (they open on the top and bottom, whereas page one's flip flaps open like a book). As you can see, another complete layout! Love it.

Products used:

12" Flip flaps - 4, 6 and 8 inch Z1325

Foundry metal flourishes Z1331

Stamp set: Circle of Love D1438,

Exclusive Inks: Lagoon Z2195, Chocolate Z2111, Pear Z2197

Magnifique Level 2 Paper Pack X7127B

For complete instructions on using Flip Flaps, purchase our new book called MAGIC or call me to book a workshop!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Thoughts on Scrapbooking

A rotten cold has kept me homebound... but on the bright side, I've been spending lots of time in my craft room! I was finishing off a project I had started in July. It's made with new products that I received at convention, most importantly - flip flaps. What a great way to incorporate MORE photos into my layouts! I'm really pleased with the number of photos I've gotten into this 2 page layout... 26 to be exact!! I'll post it soon.

In the past, my albums were filled mostly with 4 x 6 prints. After finishing this layout, the lightbulb went on... many photos look great in a smaller or larger format. My methods are about to change!

Another limiting belief I've held for years: you must scrapbook ALL of your photos... When I started this hobby, I asked my mentor: "What do you do with the photos you don't scrapbook?" She looked at me with this blank look on her face and said, "Well, I scrapbook everything!" So, for years, I tried to scrapbook everything too, only to fall seriously behind and have this sense of urgency hanging over my head, thinking I HAD to get caught up! Well, I read a lot of scrapbooking magazines and blogs and something in someone's article made ANOTHER light bulb go on... scrapbooking is supposed to be fun, not a chore!

From now on, I endeavour to scrapbook photos of varying sizes, and create only layouts I love! A fellow consultant, Carla from Calgary, uses photo storage pages for photos she wants to keep, but not necessarily create layouts with. What a great idea Carla, thanks!

Have you had any 'AHA' moments that you've had about scrapbooking? I'd love to hear them!

Next post in a day or two!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Celebrate stamping with a Triple Play! A set of three mini albums to create - includes stamp set, inks, card stock, die cuts, ribbon and instructions. Make up all three with photos and give as Christmas gifts, or purchase kits to give to your favourite scrapbook enthusiast! There are FIVE ways to get this outstanding mini album kit. Check out my website to find out how!

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For eight days only and while supplies last! Purchase select My Stickease Assortments for only $2, My Reflections Level 1 kits for only $4, and My Reflections Level 2 paper packs for only $6 online! Visit my website (click here) to see these amazing deals and place your order. You can also view the items on sale here. (Thanks to consultant Kristin Woodie for compiling this.)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


I'm back from our annual CTMH convention and have lots of news to share! We have a new Idea book that will cover Autumn and Winter. We're going from 3 per year to only 2, which is great - more pages per book! There are new colours and new paper packs, new stamps, and -- my favourite 'new' thing - a NEW LAYOUT BOOK called MAGIC! Magic shows a ton of new techniques and options for pages with more photos per layout. Also new: changes to our post-bound albums. The new My Legacy Faux Leather Albums are easier to keep clean and the price has dropped to $29.50 each! That's a price drop of $17.45!! There are five great colours plus black.

The convention was in Washington DC. I've never been very interested in US politics or history but wow, was there ever lots to see and learn about this amazing place. We even saw the PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE leaving the White House... a tour guide said that you can tell if it's carrying the President because he always travels with an ambulance... yup, it had an ambulance - lights flashing and all. Very exciting!!

Thanks fellow consultants, for a fabulous event.