Friday, March 27, 2009

And the winner is.......

I attended Sask Scraps last weekend. What a hoot. I got to meet and take a class with Allison Orthner. Wow!!!!This lady is fantastic! If you ever get to take one of her classes do so. Jill Hildebrand is a riot! Leica Forrest is amazing! Yes I had a good time. I did a little shopping, a little scrapping and a lot of visiting.

I was encouraged by friends and family to enter some layouts for I did. Holy Smokes did I represent.LOL. I had 2 LO's chosen for Honorable mention and 1 will be published in Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine. WOW!!!It's been a week and I think I am still floating on cloud nine.LOL. Here I am posing with Jackie Ludlage from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine. This lady is so much fun to hang with.

I can't show you a picture of my winning LO but I will post my honorable mention LO's over the weekend.

I am so excited to announce that my friend Andrea Hipkin also had multiple wins on the weekend and will have a page published in Canadian Scrapbooker Basics. Yeah Andrea!!!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Our time with Rambling Dave

Let me start today's post with a huge thank you to Leica Forrest for organizing such a fantastic crop. Woot!Woot! You rawk girl! It was so much fun to see old friends and meet new friends and to put faces to the names on the Just Cre8 Forum board. It was an awesome weekend.

Now many of you know that C95's Rambling Dave sometimes speaks before he thinks. This was the case last week. He made a reference on the radio 1 morning about how scrapbooking was just glorified sticker collecting. Lets just say the scrapping community of Saskatoon soon set him straight. After a week of this being a hot topic every morning during his radio show he graciously agreed to come for a visit on Saturday. While we all know his comment was tongue in cheek and we were all joking about it we still wanted him and many others to understand why we do this hobby. I think that Dave really took away an understanding and, maybe even some appreciation for the art which we create. He now knows this is much more than a hobby for us it is a passion!
Thank you Dave for being such a good sport about the whole thing and spending a little of your Saturday with us.

Here is Dave shortly after arriving.

In this photo Dawn Hauser and Leica Forrest (center) are presenting Dave with some ART. Dawn is an amazing artist. The book Dave is holding in is had is a 1 of a kind journal that Dawn made just for him. It has his name in it and it is embellished in metal. Very Cool. The book in Dawn's hands is a mini album all about Sam, Dave's beloved dog of 14 years. Dave had to put Sam to sleep recently and Dawn felt this would be a wonderful gift to give Dave. He was very touched. His eyes welled up with tears and while many of us gathered around were smiling and chuckling it was not to make fun of Dave. Many of us had tears in our eyes as well. This is why we scrap. It is to preserve those memories. Happy and Sad.
Dave smiling through his tears.
Dave posing with the Just Cre8 crew.You can find them here at Just Cre8.Dave is creating his own piece of art. He is making a gift tag. Notice his technique as he inks the tag???

We were warning him not to run with sharp pointy scissors.

His finished tag.

Dave you really were a good sport. We all appreciate that you came. We do have a good time don't we?? Please feel free to join us again.

A weekend of fun!!!!

I was at the Sask Scraps this weekend and had a blast. Make sure you check back often over the next few days as I post pictures and "spill" some exciting news.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Too Cool 4 School

I Love this page. I think I am really liking most of my pages lately. I Hole punched the edges of the PP to distress them and to compliment the orange paper and the circles. I flocked the #4 and stamped the rest of my title.

Chaos in my mind

pick up toys
clean the bathroom
dirty dishes
still sticky
play doh
fold laundry
ew!!! what was that????
why do I have to do it??
mmmmmmmm ice cream
why are you still sticky????
where did that come from???
pick everyone up
because I'm your Mother
why are you still sticky?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

This is me at 35

Yep this is me at 35!!!Pink hair and comfortable in her own skin!Who'd a ever thunk it??I distressed the photo using Tim Holtz's scratchy tool.Hole punched the edges of the PP to distress it and I journaled about me for a change. All the things I am and all the things I do. I love my life.I love where I've been and look forward to where I am going. I am happy with the path I chose!!
*won honorable mention at Saskatchewan Scraps in March 2009*

Monday, March 2, 2009

A really simple page but I love how the stiching turned out.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Pretty In Pink

I used Just Cre8's February Kit for this LO. I stamped the ribbon,made torn paper flowers and stiched the stem. I love this page. It reminds me of my own school days.