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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Canada Day 2020

I realize that Canada Day may look a little bit different this year with physical distancing. I'm hoping that we can still celebrate our beautiful country at home or 6 feet apart. I have seen great starburst cut files posted on facebook. I knew I wanted to play with one of these cut files somehow. I love how this turned out and plan on trying again. What I love about these is that you can make Canada Day layout using red and white paper scraps. I also used two different brands of maple leaf paper pattern paper. One is Oh Canada by Photo Play and one is by Creative Memories.

I'm wishing you all a happy and healthy July the first, 2020!

Friday, May 1, 2020

International Scrapbooking Day!

Tomorrow, May 2nd, is interNational Scrapbooking Day! This year it will look very different than previous years without any in person crops, seminars or gatherings. I think it will be neat that everything will be online and virtual so everyone can participate. There are sales, classes, challenges, meet ups and crops. I intended to make a list of links of things you can take advantage of tomorrow but the list would be almost endless from American Crafts at SCRAPBOOK.COM to CLOSE TO MY HEART to SCRAPBOOK AND CARDS TODAY. This virtual version of the day will end up giving more people access to the activities and inspiration. I’m looking forward to video chatting with scrappy friends from near and far as well as taking classes featuring pros in the industry that I am inspired by. "See" you tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

“Yappy” Easter

I am continuing with my Covid-19 challenge of using my supplies on hand. There is a new dimension to this stay at home challenge - I do not print photos at home. (I live in walking distance to a Costco.) I even reprint my photos as I am scrapbooking to suit my needs. These days, I am just scrapping what I already have and being happy with it. Progress not perfection, I guess. The chick printed paper is from Close to my Heart.

Wishing you all a wonderful Easter weekend at home!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Social distancing and crafting

I'm going to try and see the positives in everything that is going on right now with the COVID-19 virus. I have always liked a paper craft challenge and have participated in many over the years. This will be the ultimate use up what you have on hand. It’s the perfect reason to use up the stack of paper I have in my scrap room. This is a great opportunity to finish projects that are collecting dust on my table. I will also have more time with my children for awhile as my daughter is no longer going to Europe or school for three weeks. I'm hoping the two of us can scrapbook our memories of this time. (Not all my scrapbook pages are of good moments.)

Another positive is that they will be more FREE cut files available on Cricut Design Space for all the crafters who are at home. Feel free to follow my link and see what they have made FREE. I’m going to imagine that other companies will follow suit and there may be printables available too. I say, get cutting!

If you are worried about your LSS, you could purchase a gift card this month so they have a sale. Ideally, you could buy the gift card online or over the phone. Your direct sales paper crafting companies like Close to my Heart, Stampin Up and Creative Memories are also small businesses you shop online or with a catalog.

I would love to see how you make out during this time and would love to see your completed projects! I promise to share mine.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Christmas gifts from 2019

I didn’t want to spoil any Christmas gift surprises so I waited to post these pictures. I did a few vinyl projects ordered by friends this holiday season.

I had an “oops” on the yellow mug that I fixed before I delivered the coffee mugs but didn’t get an updated picture. I just love how these coffee mugs turned out and I have all the Design Space files saved if you would like them.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy Valentines Day!

Don't forget to take a photo of your true loves this Valentines Day! Here is a layout of one of mine, our rescue dog Chloe. I love how you can create anything with Design Space even a dog cookie!

Wishing you and yours a "love"ly day!

Monday, December 30, 2019

Happy New Year! Heading to 2020...

I blinked and it's already been a year! The year 2019 has been great for scrapbooking. I was able to create many layouts catching up on 2018. Going to an all day crop fuels my creativity in scrapbooking. If I prepare and pack well, I can make quick work with my photo memories. I whole-heartily recommend a day cropping with friends. It's good for your soul and your crafts.

I also taught some classes this year. I taught a Cricut Explore card class with Close to my Heart products in June and a children's card-making class.

This fall, I made over 120 holiday cards and a few gifts as well.

Now for my crafty goals for 2020, I would like to design a December Daily type of scrapbooking for my Christmas pictures but I would like it incorporated in a 12X12 album. Has anyone done this before?
I would also like to continue to have fun scrapbooking alone and with friends.