Saturday, January 31, 2009

New Digi Collab At Kindred Creations

Starting in February Kindred Creations (KC) will be doing a digi collab every month. The colours for February's collab are bright and fun! All you have to do to participate is sign up on the KC forum and then go to the February Collab thread to sign up to participate. As an added bonus the collab kit will also be featured in KC's store with credit given to all designers involved.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Creatively Yours Sketch #46

Have I mentioned how much I love being on this design team?! Every few weeks I get an amazing sketch to work with. This month's sketch #46 inspired me to get some of my many Christmas pics scrapped. I did a collage of 5 pictures in photoshop and then printed it out on 4x6 photo paper and it was exactly what I needed to go with my journaling. The perfect finishing touch on this layout were the Kaiser Kraft Pearls I had received from a friend at KC. They went so well with the elegant paper from Cosmo Cricket and the swirls from Maya Road.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Paper Arts A Thon

Last spring my sister and I participated in the 2nd annual Paper Arts A Thon (PAAT) in Middleton, Nova Scotia. It was 20 hours of scrapping, games, prizes, food and fun. We met many new friends who shared our passion for paper crafts and we started looking forward to the 3rd annual PAAT as soon as the first one ended. I found out today that the date has been set ( May 2nd & 3rd, 2009)and this years recipient of their fund raising efforts is the  Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada. One of the things I like most about PAAT is the fact that there is no registration. You are asked to collect pledges for the charity they are supporting instead.  It is another example of the generosity of scrappers! If you live n Nova Scotia or even New Brunswick (there was a whole table of New Brunswick card makers last year), I encourage to go to the PAAT blog and get your registration form and pledge sheet. I already have and I look forward to seeing you there.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Looking for a Challenge?

Every month at Kindred Creations the DT post a variety of challenges. I posted a Magazine Madness challenge today to encourage scrappers to make more use of their magazines. We spend too much money on them to just read them once and forget them.

This is the layout I did for the challenge. I used my newest digital kit 'Misty Sunset' to create it.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a great New Year's Eve. We had a quiet night at home enjoying our favourite sport, hockey. First Team Canada came back to beat the USA at the World Juniors and then our favourite NHL team, the Calgary Flames, beat their Alberta rivals the Edmonton Oilers. A perfect end to 2008!

2009 has started off with a blizzard and we are snowed in until the plows make it down our way. If I didn't have almost a foot of snow to shovel of my deck, I wouldn't mind.

I need to set some scrapping goals for 2009. Last year I really slowed down and I would like to get a lot more layouts done this year. At the very least I want to get the kid's sports and school albums caught up.

I have definitely been inspired by some of the scrappy presents I got for Christmas. My Sister gave me the Wizard Nestabilities Scalloped Circles and I can't wait to use them on a layout or card! My SIL also gave me some His and Her vellum qoutes from Creative Memories and I was really impressed with them. I'm not a big CM fan except for their tape runners, but I think I need to take another look at them. These quotes are something I will use a lot. I also got some Martha Stewart glitter and Kelly Panacci Christmas chipboard in my stocking that I love! (It helps when you buy for your own stocking. LOL)

I hope everyone has a happy and healthy 2009!