Tuesday, September 30, 2008

ok it's late... but i had to post!

A few days ago...last Friday to be precise, after having my fabulous haircut I went to visit the store... After having the most wonderful welcome by Jenn... I was really surprised to find the full 5 new lines of Basic Grey (Eva, Offbeat, Granola, Urbain Prairie and Ambrosia) in the "Scrapbox" house! They were all snuggle one against the others in 4 boxes to unpack!

However Jenn had a plan in mind... She was hosting a b-day girl party and the girls were going to make fun little tins to bring home. Let me put you i contexte...When I started in last May designing for the store, Jenn really wanted a tin decorated for her "blank envelops" and was hinting for me to take the challenge. This was yet done... until last Friday! "The Tin" made his move.... and landed in my hands! Now it was a "Stickle Tin" that needed some TLC! ohhhhhh boy... This was actually my first Tin that I had to embellish and I just completely covered in a rainbow of Stickles and use the new Urbain Prairie line! I needed to keep it simple as the little girls were going to reproduce it the following morning! Well let me tell you less than 25 minutes later it's was all done and drying (I really covered it with stickles!)

I was working the following morning and I almost imputed all the new BG in the system and I can now say that I am a "certified" Scrapbox clerk to add new yummies on the wall! I will pass in a few weeks a ISO certification to confirm my abilities and my certificate will be located at the back of the cash!!!!

Now to my treat that i received from Rachel! At Navcan just before our departure, Rach gave me this layout just to put a extra smile on my face! Thanks Rach I love it! Will start up a new album just for it, i realize that I don't have small layouts! FYI- I look really tired on this photo taken mmm 3 years ago at your first official ya.ya b-day event at Rachel's ! A few "wobblies' didn't help the ohhh very natural look!

OK got to go to bed....

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Bad Girls Class #3 - Less is more

This is my entry for class #3 on Bad girls hosted by Miss Sri Sams -Less is more! Ouffffff I had a concept that I fine tuned all week! I was waiting for Friday... I had a hair salon appointment and wanted to go to the local mall and take photos in a photo booth!

This is less common for me to leave "white space" however I'm really please with the result! To "control my space" I had to make wise decisions in choosing my embellishments! I had so much more that I wanted to add... such as: gaffer tape, more buttons, a little tag for the date, dew drops, paper clip, die cut edge from a Sassa Frass paper, more and more layers of pattern papers.... the list goes on and on!

I tried my best to "keep it simple" and that the focus stayed on the pictures by creating the brads circle and group of perfectly selected embellishments!

I wanted an "asymmetrical layout" and to "create an 90° angle" with the papers I selected, the ribbons, photo strip and the placement of the title.

I used the same color palette throughout the layout, repeated the circle shapes (buttons, brads, stamp, stick pin, circle with the brads and pattern on the paper) to created "unity".

To "balance" the heavier right bottom corner, I added this little "topper" on the left corner.

Hope you enjoy my new haircut.... ohhhhhhh boy do I love it! I had problems scheduling my appointment with my dear Jean-Francois for about 2 months, he is getting really busy and the 4h30 hours spent there was well worth it! Thanks to Jenn at the Store for playing along even if she didn't had anymore voice to scream "in delight" when she saw me!

Have a great Sunday, here's it's major fall clean up, mix with reorganization of the scraproom and then it's create new pages with the Offbeat line for the store and my Fa la la acrylic album for my November class!

Stéphanie xx

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Basic Grey "Eva" class at the Scrapbox, Friday Oct 17th!

I made this project last week-end and ohhhhh boy what a great paper line to play with!
It was my first time using the "Blackboard" chipboard albums and they are quite a delight! the possibilities are endless.... to jazz them up!

If you are interested to join me for this class make sure to call the Scrapbox today at 613.745.2215 - I know that we all ready have 4 or 5 ladies registered for this class! I hope that my "purple gals" will love this one.... it was made especially for you Liz, Cindy, Joanne and Lorrie!

You will get a full sheet of letters stickers, therefore you can choose what ever photo concept that you wish!
Little or big girls, Friendship, flowers.... A BOOK OF "ME"... even if you pictures doesn't match the colors of the paper, go Black and White, they will pop on this colorful paper line!

I had to use the Eva "Grandiose" bird paper.... what a wonderful piece of Art! I didn't want to cover the it, therefore I used it for the last page!

Enjoy your last part of the week!
Tomorrow at the Scrapbox it's my 2nd class of the "Passport" tag album!
As of yet nothing much plan for this w-end... resting, scrapbooking and cleaning! That will keep us really busy!
Stéphanie xx

Monday, September 22, 2008

Navcan w-end and Bad Girls Top Designer class #2

What a great w-end!
Did I do lost? That is the question!
I made my self a TO DO list.... and I completed 3 on the list! Yes it was a big list, but I needed at lease 2 of them done and they were completed when I left Navcan on Sunday!

We had lots of fun! Friday started with a surprise visit from Mellisa (that was not able to stay for the w-end, she was the photographer for a wedding, I hope it went well...). We had diner, went for some shopping and came back to the conference center.

I worked on my Eva class (photo's to follow) and we were in bed around 3am! Follow up with Saturday a fun day full of drinks and creating! What a evening! We went to the Bar and I was "the bar tender" on dutie to help in the back of the bar because we had to have our traditional "Russian Roulette" to start our evening! 12 to make and the Bar tender didn't know how to make the shoot! Then the evening continued... and Katie entertained us with a jump in the fountain and with new trendy Fashion tips for us to remember! Went to bed past 3h30!

Sunday, our juices were somewhat slower and the day past really fast but for me nothing major was accomplish! And then we had to come back home! I had a great time driving up with my new chauffeur aka Katie and she did a marvelous job! Thanks for also bunking with me and for all the special moments we had during the w-end!

Laurie was with us for the first time and I am sure that she really enjoyed her self and she fits right in with our little group! Laurie it was also great to spend the w-end with you!

Tanya was able to join us Saturday mid afternoon and even if she forgot all the photo's that she wanted to scrap, she made the most adorable little painting on pages of a old book... precious little masterpieces!

I was also really happy to receive a gorgeous layout made by Rachel and I will update it later today once I am able to take a good picture of it!

It was also really great to see and spend time with all the "Lady bugs" friends during the w-end: Suzane, Sandy, Jan, Karen and Tracy! Marlene had family visiting and a big race yesterday and was not able to make it.

On other news... I made it trough the next round for the Bad Girls Top Designer class #2! I'm really happy of my layout I made! see bellow! I am not sure yet what's the next class but wish me luck!

Have a great week everyone!


BAD GIRLS TOP DESIGNER CLASS #2 - All about Patterns!
Pure Happiness
Multiple pattern papers used for this entry! Scenic Route, Packaging of some Making Memories letters, Jenni Bowlin and creative imaginations die cut papers, Hambly and Basic Grey! A total of 6 wonderful patterns to accentuate my picture. Also to had elements of patterns I added 3 different ribbons, a background rub-on over a tag and the fabric Brad.
Thanks to Rachel for the Wonderful gold plated leaf pin! I was the luckiest girl to get to keep her gift at your Secret Santa exchange during the w-end! It is my favorite element on the page with the big red flower!

Friendship pages 6 X 6 layouts for Suzane and Jan

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Bad Girls class #1 - All 5 ya.ya's made it!!!!!!

Congrats to all 5 of us... we made the first cut for the bad Girls "Top Designer" contest!
For all 5 of us this upcoming week we will need to work on a page with mixing different type of patterns paper! For me it's again a good element.... well I think! Lets cross our fingers for a great result for all 5 ya.ya's on the this upcoming Sunday on the 28th!
On my list this week a few thing... I need to finish my 2nd Halloween store layout (double page with the Little Yellow bicycle paper line). Then once I get my hands on the blackboard I will work on my Eva class and to follow uo with the Making Memories acrylic album class! Also I have my projects for the Wilna class that I'm taking, therefore it will be a busy week before our Navcan w-end! I just can't wait 3 dodo's (sleeps) left! this w-end I will try to have a productive one....!
Also on other news, the Scrapbox girls (Jenn, Tammy, Audrey and I) had a wonderful time in Toronto! It was a great time to get to know each other more and to relax even if we had a really busy day yesterday! Thanks Audrey for the great chat on the plan coming back! Therefore * insert here: Product Alert*! Allot of new and yummy stuff will be displayed on the store selves very soon!
Have a great week ladies and more creating to come in the next days!
Stéphanie xx

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Bad Girls Top Designer: Class One (layering)

This is my entry for class one of BAD GIRLS TOP DESIGNER contest. The class assignment this week was to layer. I used multiple pieces of papers that were stitched on my back piece of Kraft paper. Then added a piece of corrugated box and used Getso to add a extra layer. Over it again used 2 other pieces of paper and attached my picture of chipboard. Used my sewing machine to create a ruffle for one piece of ribbon and added extra ribbons, paper foliage and bling over lapping on it. After I used 4 different tag to set the background for my title. the 2 extra large buttons were set together with a beautiful fabric brad. Under that I added a Basic Grey book plate and added my title. "Sweet" was layered ans "Serenity" as well and popped with foam dots. Semi-layered the rub-on on the paper, added the flower, photo turns, paper clip and dew drops!

And voila!
Enjoy your Sunday, the ya.ya's had a blast last night and I leaving shortly for Toronto!
Hugs Stephanie xx

Friday, September 12, 2008

Making Memories "Spellbound" Spooktacular 2 page LO class for the Scrapbox!

I had so much fun playing with this paper line from Making Memories! Evenything showed on this 2 page layout will be included in your kit + extras to bring home! You will also play withthe Velvet Flocking Powders and Orange Blings from Doddle Bug and the amazing Say it with Crystals from Prima!
Class is on Friday Oct 24 from 6pm to 9pm at the Scrapbox!
If you wish to register, please call the store at 613.745.2215
Thanks Katie for giving me pictures of Kayleigh to play with for this class, what a wonderful "little skunk" she is!!!
Left page

Right page

Close up Left page

Close up Right page
Enjoy your w-end!
For me it's a busy one:
  • Working tonight at the store until 11pm
  • Tomorrow a get together/sleepover with my ya.ya's (- Tanya... hope you will be able to make it) at Katie's to celebrate Rachel's b-day
  • Sunday leaving for Toronto coming back Monday evening for a travelling trip!


Stéphanie xx

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A little ATC for Catherine Matthews-Scanlon!

I completely forgot to share the little ATC I made for Catherine Matthews-Scanlon during the w-end!

I made this little series of 2 one named "Enjoy" for Catherine and "Beautiful" for me to keep as a memento! I do not sew as good as she can, but at lease I gave it a try! After my w-end of scrapping for my Jenni Bowlin application I had the sewing machine all set up to add a little touch! I also made the back ground paper with a small piece of a corrugated box and with multiple stamped image of the stamp that was in the Jenni B Kit. Oh I {heart} this stamp! Lacquered the letter and voila!

I'm going on my lunch break to post it off to you! You should see it soon! I hope you like it!
Stéphanie xx

Sunday, September 7, 2008

My application for the Guest Designer spot for Jenni Bowlin

Here are the projects that I have created for the Guest Designer Contest on the Jenni Bowling blog. You needed to use the August Paper Crafting Kit. I really had lots of fun making these 2 pieces of Art!

Second project is my Scrapbooking Quilt. This project can be hanged on the wall and all 9 squares are a separate mini layout of 4" X 4". I have used part of the packaging of the Making Memories “Glitter Letters” and the box that the kit was sent to me in! Recycling and using your imagination goes a long way... Try it!

Enjoy & have a great week,
Hug and kisses
Stéphanie xox

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Cupcakes & Coffee, Scrapbox and a special Thanks!

I wanted to share 3 wonderful things with you! It's not an infomercial.... I just want to share a few things that makes me happy currently!

1. When I saw this Thursday night on Wilna's blog it made me really happy~! What girl doesn't like cupcakes? Sweet, pretty, colorful and ohhhh so tasteful!
Make sure that if you wish to join this class to view Wilna's blog or the info on my side bar. Monday is the day! Love her concept and I will be joining the fun on Monday!!!

2. Wow... at The Scrapbox lots is happening!!! Lots of products are arriving: Making Memories Fa La La, 3 lines from Basic Grey (Eva, Ambrosia and Offbeat), Sonoma by Scenic Route, Spellbound by Making Memories; just to name a few! That means new classes are also being created to showcase these wonderful paper lines! Yeahhh!

On my agenda for September at the Scrapbox:
  • Sept 18 - " A Touch of Citrus Bling" (* 1 spot left)
  • Sept 25 - "Passport" paper line by Making Memories class #2 * sold out * all 14 spots! Therefore we opened a new date on October 2nd for class #3!

Last night was the first Passport class, the ladies really had fun! I had a little scare because of a "certain ribbon" but at the end the ladies left with a beautiful mini album ready to decorate and place pictures! What a wonderful line, that's the consensus from all! Thanks to all 14 ladies: Laurie, Marlene, Barb, Lynda, Louise, Anya, Nancy, Marie and her mom Jeannine, Lisette, Claire, Bonnie, Joanne and Lorrie! Hope you had fun! For the "tool invention" that Stéphane made, I will ask Stéphane (if he wish to create more) and Jenn (if something can be done to have some at the store), details to follow!

That brings October!

  • Oct 2nd - "Passort" class #3
  • Oct 3rd - "Sonoma" accordion album * Sold out in 3 days* new date opened Oct 30th - Make sure to call to reserve your spot for class #2
  • Oct 17th - "Eva" on blackboard scalloped album - sample to follow at the store
  • Oct 24th - "Spellbound" 2 page layout - sample will be in the store this upcoming Wednesday
  • Oct 30th - "Sonoma" class #2

And if we look at November, I don't know the date yet, but I will be teaching an amazing acrylic Album with the Fa La La "fabulous" paper line by Making Memories! Details to follow on the Scrapbox blog or website!

That brings...

3. The biggest and warmest Thank you to all the ladies that surround me at the "Box" (what I like to call it personally) really it is my second home: The Scrapbox! I love being part of the team there, thanks Jenn for this wonderful opportunity. I am meeting such wonderful women there and we are all sharing one single thing in common: The love of Creating! It could be for their children, conserving memories, for a special gift or just for them self!

Thank you to all of you that visit my blog and leave comments or just tells me that they visited. I truly appreciate it!

I visited the store today (in my mind I was only going there for about 30 minutes), left twice out the door to just come back and chat some more! I just didn't what to leave! OK now I will go back to my creating... today it's for me, I playing with my Jenni Bowlin kit! Will share tomorrow or Monday at the latest! Tomorrow it's Spellbound for the store!

Enjoy your w-end! Again a long post! ;)


Stéphanie xx

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Scenic Route Sonoma class at the Scrapbox and w-end update!

Here is the latest class that I prepared for the Scrapbox and is scheduled for October 3rd from 6 to 9pm. You will learn to create this mini accordion album from scratch, using the fabulous line Sonoma from Scenic Route (floc paper for covers by Catterbox)+ lots of other yummy products and techniques!

Also found in the mini 3 reversible tags! It leaves even more room for your favorite family pictures or additional journaling!

If you wish to take this class make sure to call the store at 613-745-2215 to reserve your spot!

The w-end was really busy!
  • Saturday was a day of planing my godson 3rd birthday with my best friends and mom Magali. We also enjoyed the pool (even if it rained!) and let the boys go for a boy movie wile we were wrapping gifts and prepping Sunday's events!
  • Sunday we arrived at 10 to help finish the preparations and the party started at 11h30 on the dot! "Epluchette de blé d'inde", hot dog and cake! Gifts around the pool and lots of pool time!
  • Then @ 5pm we (Magali and I) started to get ready to go at Celine's Dion concert! A few hours later we were ready to leave! We had to take a few pictures (to follow) and off we went! What a great concert and Veronique Dicaire was opening and she was really great! We took lots of pictures and we had good seat section 116 row O sets 5 and 6. Came back to our boys (as this was our Valentines gift and girls night out) and thanks them for the wonderful evening we had!
  • Monday was our time to celebrate my brothers b-day and my parents wedding anniversary for breakfast. Good family time (mmmmmm no pictures taken, that's strange...) and then my decided to enjoy the pool again at Magali's before coming back home to eat diner with my IL.
Soooo that's it.... for those who are keeping track for my "to do's" I only have my Jenni Bowlin projects to do and then a few more things were lately added to my list... This will be shared later this week... like oher future classes at the Scrapbox and much more ;) !
Hugs and have a great "short" week!
Stéphanie xx
* Sandra Gloss - I got your comment, can you by any chance send me an email (view my profile) would love to get in touch with you after talking to Stéphane. Thank you ~