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Friday, March 30, 2012

Crop and Create - our booth


I must confess, even though my blog name is The Cropping Canuck, I have never been to a huge organized crop like Crop and Create.


I was fortunate enough to work this event last weekend with my LSS. It was soo much fun! Packing up the store and transporting it was a lot of work though.



We quickly set up in about two hours.


Here is some inspiration by Hazelle and Nicole. It was wonderful to create with "hot off the presses" new product.




The crop room.


Earlier in the week, we used a Yudu machine to screenprint matching shirts for our staff. I have used a Yudu before when I demoed them at Ms. This was my first time burning the emulsion screen though. I now understand the addiction to the Yudu! I love my shirt and have even washed it.


Our booth featured a free make 'n take. Everyone made this flip card using a Big Shot and Sizzix Movers and Shapers L Die-Card - Circle Flip-Its.


The tickets were cut with the Sizzix Sizzlit Decorative strip die - Ticket Strip.


The rosettes were cut and scored with the Sizzix Sizzlit Decorative strip die - Paper Rosette.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Craft day layout


My kids love creating with all art mediums. I made this layout for pictures of them painting that I took on Spring Break 2011. Now that it is Spring Break 2012, I wanted to get this done. I wanted a bright and bold layout for these pictures.



For this layout, I used stickers that I won from Reminisce. Believe it or not, but my prize was hand-delivered by Angela Ploegman (DT member) as she was passing through our province last summer. I know, sooo nice of her!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Card Making for charity


These Cricut cuts are the results of my day of running the three Cricuts. Click Here for the post. I cut out these sentiments and flowers for my daughter's school to sell hand made cards in support of World Vision. Thank you Charlotte for helping poke out the cuts. I provided the cuts and the kids used different painting techniques on their cards. These are a few from the sale last week.









I think they are beautiful! The school raised over a thousand dollars for World Vision with these cards! I'm so happy I can use my machines and do charitable work at the same time! Win, win!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Happy St. Paddy's Day


I just had to make some St. Patrick's Day cards. I have seen sooo many cute ones posted this March. I think I fell more in love with this little leprechaun each time I saw a project with him.


To make this card, I used my Gypsy to weld a rectangle to the shamrock border on Paper Doll Dress Up. I then cut out the same border in green. I'm going to link this up a She's a Sassy Lady because she is a pro with the Gypsy and I learn so much from her.
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Girl Guides layout


I was asked to help out my daughter's Girl Guide troop, last Monday, so they could make birthday cards. These cards are to donate to Meals on Wheels to give out to their patrons. I thought that before I started making cards with them, I could talk about my love of scrapbooking. To show them an example of projects I like to do, I quickly made a Girl Guide layout for a picture of my daughter at her enrollment ceremony. I tried to capture some aspects of Girl Guides with paper.


I included the Girl Guide Law in my journaling and I took inspiration from their uniform for the colours and design. The stamps are made by The Stamp Barn.
Making the cards was a lot of fun. The girls really enjoyed the dry embossing. Many of them now would like to purchase a Cuttlebug! I think at the end of the night, they had made 40 cards. I know these cards will brighten the day of 40 people!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

New baby card


Yay! We have a new little one on our street! Here is my card.


I feel like a cheated making this because the giraffe is from my die-cut stash. I think he originated from a cut swap from years ago.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Nature Playground Mini-Album


Mini-albums are so quick to make when you use coordinating paper. This paper is a stack by DCWV called The Green Stack.
This is my first album using an AccuCut machine. It was so easy to cut out the chipboard covers this way. The frame was cut using Spellbinders.





Last summer, our city opened a new natural playground in a civic park. It is a beautiful area filled with thousands of bedding plants and really neat structures for the children to play on. We spent a day there playing and having a picnic. The photos from this summer day will go in this album. This stack is perfect for them. Thanks for looking! Have a great day!