Thursday, 26 November 2015

Canadian Scrapbooker 10th Anniversary Issue

Looking forward to seeing the CS 10th Anniversary issue on Newstands across the country this week! Having my submissions chosen for publication is such an honour! This issue I have 5 - yes 5 - selected! 

Sunday, 26 April 2015

More about "The Pile to Scrap"

I thought I would share a little bit more about my process and "The Pile to Scrap".

Since I have a tendency to collect memorabilia when we travel or attend a special event, it sometimes sits on "the pile to scrap" for quite sometime. Often, I am inspired by an article or page in a scrapbook magazine, I'll make sketches and notes to refer to what inspired me, or tear the page out place it with the memorabilia and photos and place it on "the pile to scrap".

In my last two posts I referred to "the pile to scrap" because sometimes the items are on that pile for a a month, a year or in this case - several years.

My grandmother passed away in 2004 and this page is a display of her letters. I have had this sitting on "the pile to scrap" for that long. I was inspired last weekend to create this page for Canadian Scrapbooker's Fall 2015 Issue.

As you can see, not only was I inspired by CS to complete the page, I had an old page with her letters from a 2004 Creating Keepsakes Magazine. Now my page doesn't look anything like the CK article's page, however it inspired me to do something with those cherished last letters.

It felt great to finally get this off the pile and onto the page!

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

March 2015 CS Sketchy Challenge

I'm trying to keep up with the CS Sketchy Challenge for 2015, a small scrapbooking goal! Like Sue, I'm also being a bit tardy, so thanks Sue for extending the deadline on this sketch :)

I have had this photo and paper sitting around for a l-o-n-g time, thanks for inspiring me to get it completed and in my 2012 Album Sue!

I also enjoyed using an older CS Sketchy Challenge sketch for inspiration this past weekend
What a fun day we had in December with our entire Management Team!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Canadian Scrapbooker SPRING 2015 Issue

Today on your local magazine stands is the Spring Issue of Canadian Scrapbooker. 

I am very honoured to be chosen in this issue to share my creative space that also doubles as my home office, in the "Where you Create" feature of the magazine. I also have a layout that shares some everyday memories from last May long weekend with our friends Sheldon & Sara. 

I find it difficult these days to find the time to "hideaway" in the loft and get these memories onto pages, our business has been consuming a lot of our time. I often find myself going back to my Facebook posts to help me with the journalling at times. I try to make time each week to send a few photos into an online photo centre so that when I do have a free hour I have something to choose from. I also find that if I have a few minutes in the evening, I try to pull papers and embellishments from my stash to layout on the table so that I have a few easy choices to scrapbook when I can squeeze in the time. These small tasks have allowed me to make my limited scrapbooking time more efficient and creative. What works for you?

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Its A Sketchy Challenge - CS Feb 2015 Sketch

Spent the weekend at war with a cold,
a low energy weekend but escaped to the loft for a creative hour or two each day.

Really loved the CS Sketch Challenge this month - in fact so much that I made two layouts with it!

One recent photo of my step-daughter Lena - she is a super talented Selfie picture taker!

And my favourite 3 photos off the pile of Liam last hockey season, I better develop some of the ones from this season and enter those into the pile waiting to hit a page!