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BPC Happy Mail – distressed challenge November 4, 2012

Filed under: Cards and misc projects,Contests,Events — amberscrappin @ 10:49 am

Well, hello!!!

 

I’ve been away for a long time now. Not from creating, per se, but from my blog, for sure. Just too much other stuff happening (all good!). I decided today, a pretty, snowy Sunday, was as good a day as any to return! I LOVE BPC (Big Picture Classes) … Stacy Julian is amazing. She inspires me in many ways. I am so glad I found BPC. In a relatively short period of time, I’ve taken a few of the classes offered by BPC (some of them free!) and taken part in a couple of events. Loved them all!

 

Stacy is leading a Happy Mail campaign, and I’m a happy participant! Today, I’m posting a photo of a card I made that has been distressed (if you look closely, you can see that the card front is embossed with a chevron pattern and then sanded in some places to reveal the kraft core; I also used a pin to poke holes around the yellow circle to add some subtle dimension). I made this card for my lovely sister-in-law, Kelly, for her birthday (tomorrow!) … happy birthday, Kel!!

 

 

Hope you like it :). I promise to try to be back a little more often. I’ve got a couple of really fun scrapbooking events coming up right away so I’ll be learning lots!!! One of them is Crop & Create, hosted by my most favourite inspirational magazine, Scrapbook and Cards Today. It is going to R.O.C.K.!!!!

 

Take care, and happy scrappin’ Sunday!

 

Amber

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The Farm October 23, 2011

Filed under: 12 x 12 layouts,Contests,Events — amberscrappin @ 1:16 pm

Happy Sunday!

We have been blessed with another beautiful day here in Saskatchewan, even if the temperature is a bit cooler than we’ve been used to. I love fall, so I try to use it as inspiration! I’ve been busy this weekend scrapbooking some of my 2010 pictures so I can get that album wrapped up. Don’t let me trick you into believing that I’ve done everything UP to that point either! I’ve got to do many years backward, but I thought I would try to catch up on the present and then pick away at the good old days.

 

Last weekend, my whole family was here ~ my four sisters and my brother and all in-laws except Ringo. It was an absolutely fabulous time and very special. I relish those moments. It started out with three of my sisters and me getting together to scrapbook. And then because I was hosting at my place, our brother and other sister decided to join us, since they live only 2.5 hours away. It was nothing short of perfect. Those of us who scrapbooked got quite a bit done and loved every minute we spent doing that. I even designed a little make ‘n’ take for them!!! I will post pictures of the Scrap-Tastic Sisters event soon!

 

Anyway, I got a bit side-tracked there! So I was working studiously on my 2010 pictures and then my sisters pulled out their photos of us from when we were young, and so I scanned a bunch and told myself that as soon as I got my album of last year finished, I would work on my childhood photos. And I was really looking forward to that project. We don’t actually have a lot of photos for that time, so for me that meant that I could make a whole album of just a few pictures … and LOTS of embellies!! Then a Heritage Challenge came up on Scrapping the Moments about creating a layout based on your childhood home. Well, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to START my childhood album! And it just so happened that the sketch (10.20) offered by Sketchy Thursdays this week was perfect for my LO … I needed to do lots of journaling. So check out my creation below.

 

 

It’s fun and sad at the same time to reflect on your childhood. But it’s good for the soul, and of course good for my kids because they can get a sense of what my life was like before them … YES, I did have a life before they came along!!!

 

Wishing you a happy, relaxing, and satisfying day.

 

Creative Space October 2, 2011

Filed under: Events,My Scrap Room — amberscrappin @ 11:17 pm

It has been a LONG time since my last post! Life has been really busy, but I have managed to get quite a bit of scrappin’ time in!!! But my biggest accomplishment has been the creation of my very own scrap room. Much thanks goes to my husband and youngest daughter. It was part of my big 40 birthday present! We `repurposed` our guest room, even though it is used frequently. I had decent space in our basement, but I couldn`t really decorate the way I wanted and fully organize all the stuff. So Sydney agreed to give her room up for guests when they come, which would allow us to use what was the guest room as our creative space. And the two of us had a lot of fun decorating it, organizing it, and have spent many happy hours in there together already, with the promise of many more to come. I did lots of research online by looking at the space other women had created for themselves. Let me say, some of what I saw made my mouth water! I did the best I could with the amount of space and budget I had to work with. The main principles were pretty colours and display stuff … don`t hide all of those pretty embellishments away where they can`t be seen!!!

Here is how it turned out … hope you like it! I don’t think the true colours come out well in the photos … the walls are a lovely bright green, and the accessories are a pretty and cheerful purple.

Main work table

Guest work table and some embellishments on display on purple pegboard

Ribbon, mists, and paints

Bulletin board to show off newly completed LOs and remind me of upcoming challenges

 

Shoe holder with clear pockets .. perfect for holding punches - guess I`d better get some more!

Closet for lots of extra storage ... and I can close the doors if it gets messy!

Paper rack to the right, extra storage and display cart to the left

A pretty shelf to display pretty things!

And in other news, I attended the first-ever Crop & Create event in Saskatoon this weekend, which was hosted by Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine (which ROCKS!). It was such an awesome event … I learned lots in the four classes I took (by Vicki Boutin (2), Kimber McGray, and Kelly Goree) and the make ‘n takes. If you have a chance to attend one of these events in Canada, DO IT! You will NOT be disappointed! Check out the pic below of us at the photo booth (this is me with my friend/co-worker Amy and her friend Tanis).

In less than two weeks from now, three of my sisters will be coming to Saskatoon for our twice-annual sisters’ scrappin’ weekend. I am SO EXCITED that I can hardly stand it! I want to make this gathering really special, so I have been planning some neat things for them! I can’t tell you yet what they are, but I promise to tell you later and even show you pix!!! And the neat thing is that our other sister and our one-and-only brother will join us for part of the time as well, so we’ll get some great visiting in.

Have a TERRIFIC week!

 

 
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