MFT 2018 Card Superstars

Everyone who receives my cards knows I have an addiction to My Favourite Things stamps and dies. I am always inspired by their products and first rate design team! So I’m excited to enter a creation in their Clean & Simple Genius category this year. This card is headed to my hubby later this month when we celebrate our 38th wedding Anniversary!

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ScrapFest – October 11 – 13, 2018!

It’s almost time to register for ScrapFest this Fall! I have the pleasure of teaching on Saturday, October 13th. Come join me for a class called “Double Take”, where you will work on scrapbook pages and cards that will show you how to make the most of your investment in digital cut files, die cuts, and stamps.  Stretch that stash!

Happy Birthday

This Happy Birthday layout will utilize several electronic cut files, stitching and felt to complement the bright, celebratory papers. Stitching is a hot trend these days, and your cut files will come prepared with stitching lines to get you going quickly. All participants receive a needle and DMC thread to complete your project with. The papers utilized in this layout come from the DCWV 11″ x 8.5″ paper pad with 48 DOUBLE SIDED patterned papers + 6 template sheets for birthday party decorations that are included in your class kit.  A bright cheerful felt bow and multi-coloured banners hanging on bright red twine will complement and complete your project nicely.

This single page layout entitled “Dear, Sweet, Wonderful YOU” utilizes more digital cut files and teaches you how to add dimension to your pages with nothing more than paper, ink and some craft foam. The stunning black and gold background for this layout comes from the DCWV 12″ x 12″ paper pad each participant receives in their class kit. It includes 45 patterned papers + 8 template sheets to make coordinating envelopes.

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We will complete the class with 3 cards that complement the scrapbook layouts by utilizing the same cut files and die cuts found in the pages – hence – “Double Take”!

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Hope you can join me at ScrapFest this Fall – registration opens on Wednesday, August 15th at 8:00pm: http://www.scrapfest.ca. Let’s have some fun together!

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So Excited!

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I am absolutely thrilled to announce I will be teaching a course at ScrapFest this Fall in Toronto! Check out the ScrapFest website at http://www.scrapfest.ca for the full teacher lineup and ongoing details of the show. Follow my blog for sneak peaks of the class.

Mark your calendars with the registration date. Classes go on sale August 15th at 8pm. Hope to see you at ScrapFest in October!

Yes, PLEASE Kit

I’m long overdue for highlighting another kit for Younique Scrapbook Store. My Mind’s Eye, “Yes, PLEASE” paper kit was the perfect backdrop to highlight the Surprise Birthday party we hosted for my husband’s 60th birthday. These papers and embellishments are beautifully set in black, white, cream and gold tones. Each kit contains gorgeous patterned papers, versatile stickers, 12″ x 12″ printed Chipboard Elements, “Copper Shimmer” twine and a 56 count “Mixed Bag” of embellishments to match. This collection will lend itself to showcasing many of the special moments in your life – the possibilities are endless.

Folding Star

The cut file on this page is just stunning. Once completed, this page can be displayed perfectly in a shadow box, frame or your scrapbook. Each of the folding stars are backed with papers from the Yes, PLEASE line. The extensive collection of embellishments included in this kit allow you to highlight and document any special occasion.

Hanging Banner

The falling hearts on this page were simply too beautiful to hide. I used them as the backdrop to display and build my own banner using Copper Shimmer twine as the “clothesline” that pulls it all together. The foundations on the banner are the photo frame and the stunning rosette you’ll create from additional cut files included in the kit. Several individual chipboard banners complete the end to end banner on this page. Choose to top it all off with the embellishments shown, or the pick your own from the multitude included.

Geo Globe

The Geo Globe cut file, from The Cut Shoppe is the focus of this fun page. All pieces, frame and backgrounds, are pre-cut and included in your kit. You can choose to follow my design for completion, or add your own pictures and embellishments from the kit. Truly, the possibilities with this kit are endless.

Heart Banner

The last cut file included in the kit is the “Polaroid Frame Banner Hearts”, a Paige Evans creation. I love the whimsy and flexibility of this file. It provides the opportunity to include many pictures of friends and family that attended the big event. The clothes pegs are die cut in gold to help tie the colour theme across all pages.

Like what you see? Have a special occasion you’d like to capture? Look for this kit at Younique Scrapbook Store in Mount Forest, ON. Not local – no problem, check out their website at https://shop.youniquecountryretreat.com/. Better yet, if you live in Ontario, why not attend ScrapFest in Kitchener, ON being held April 13th & 14th https://www.scrapfest.ca/Kitchener_2018/General_Info. You’ll find Younique and many other exhibitors all under one roof – it’s a crafter’s dream!

My Favourite Things – MFT Creative Olympics

Well I’ve been absent for a long time, but this event got me excited! Here’s my entry for the MFT Creative Biathlon, using masking and a slider. This card is headed to my Granddaughter who turns 7 next weekend. She’s in love with the Olympics, so I hope she’ll be excited to hear I entered her card in a contest.

I used the “You’re Super “ stamp and die set, the “Interactive Labels” stamp, sun ray stencil, stamped and water coloured with distress inks, and hooked it all up with some Chibitronics!

I started the card by stamping and masking the “boom” cloud! I used a small punch to punch out a small hole in one of the “o’s” to let the light shine through. Then I moved on to the stencil and some inking of the background. The city scenes were die cut, the sentiment was heat embossed using VersaMark warermark and white embossing powder. The cute super girl was watercoloured, and mounted on a thin layer of craft foam before adhering to the card front. Her mask and the “M” ( for Maddy), were die cut from black glitter cardstock.

The trickiest part was setting up the circuit for the Chibitronics light. The recent MFT Youtube video came to the rescue! It was slow going, but I couldn’t be more delighted with the final result. The real test will be when Maddy opens her card, can’t wait!

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The BIG One!

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Reminisce has released a line of fishing papers that are just gorgeous. Lucky for me, I just happened to have the “perfect” fishing photo from this summer to scrapbook! Dennis is an AVID fisherman. He spends  many weekends and much of his free time during the summer fishing. And, he is very, very good at it!

In August, Dennis was fishing close to our cottage. He dropped by to say hello, and we just had to see his catch. This picture shows the HUGE bass he caught that day – 4lbs, 4ozs! My Dad would be very impressed!

I knew when Heather posted this paper line on Facebook, I would just have to get it. I really wanted to document this moment and the “Fishing Paradise” paper was the perfect backdrop. Check out all the papers in this line – they truly are beautiful papers and stickers to scrapbook your fishing memories! You can find them all at the Younique Scrapbook Store in Mount Forest!