Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A fun week!

Monday I went with Jenn to our Local Distributor and received technique base class on the Tattered Angels Products! Loved it!!!!!!

Thanks Tina for the pictures and it was really great meeting you!!!!

Wendy and Liz from Tattered Angel came down to give us all the tips, tricks and fun techniques to use the fabulous products. WOW! wow wow so fun much fun in a few hours! I see in the future.... potentially a class!

Here's a layout from Navcan that finally I completed yesterday, it just needed the bottom title! When we went to the Sugar Bush in March, Stephane was not totally in a full Kodak moment and a few of the pics he didn't have a full smile on and when I saw this picture I automatically thought of "Opposites Attract". Not that we are full opposites, but for certain things we really complete each other so well.

Love using dictionary definitions on my layouts, really inspired by Donna Downey after using a full page on one of the project we made in April.

All the buttons lined up.... and my favorite embellishment on the page the American Crafts Felt flower and Vinyl bird & cute small heart.

Busy week at the store: Tomorrow night I have a full class for the "All about me" with the Sassafras Lass products it will be fun! Friday at the store it's ATC night, come and join the fun! Saturday - It's our Garage Day Sale, come and visit and make a deal or 2!

Enjoy your Hump day!
Stéphanie xx

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Girl Friday layout #2

I love what Scrapbook and cards today does with their column called: Easy, Detailed, Expert and I thought that I would give it a swing wile designing these 2 layouts for the Scrapbox with the Cosmo Cricket paper line "Girl Friday"!

When I create a layout I always try to form a triangle by placing my elements on the page and have either a horizontal or vertical line to keep your eyes aligned with the picture. If you look at the "Easy" layout bellow, I have the little bug tag with the buttons row and title that creates a triangle and here again with the "Expert" one I have the same triangle with the cluster of elements near the top little butterfly, the little marching bug and combines with part of my title.

For my vertical line I have used the placement of the paper and also the patterns of the papers (it's also another good trick to keep in mind)!

To jazz up the "Expert' one I haded additional layers, extra border punch's and a mix of fun brads! Dig in our stash, Mix it up... and have fun! Loving the brads....

"Easy" layout with the same graphic tips just in a more simple and less dimensional way!

I had lots of fun playing with this paper line and it's just perfect for the nice spring colors!
Enjoy the rest of your day!
Once again.... Hugs!!! :)
Stéphanie xx

June Edition - All About me class #2 with the Little Yellow Bicycle Zinnia!

Here is the latest one of the series that will be hosted at The Scrapbox!
This 2 page layout is perfect to showcase a beautiful progressive line of photos (school could be a great option) showing how beautiful you've bloomed over the ages of 6 to 12!

When I saw this line I automatically saw.... a beautiful fabric line for a little girls room... and that's what inspired me to create this double page layout!

Sign up now by calling the store at 613-745-2215

2 dates for you!
Wednesday June 3 and Thursday June 25 at 6pm
Cost: $29/25 for members

Stéphanie xx

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Inspired by Marlene

If you love flowers, animals.... basically all subjects related to Nature... visit Marlene's blog... her pictures are breathtaking.

I know that it's more than the camera, lenses or Photoshop... it's her "magical" eye! She has the ability to see in the black frame to take the perfect "shot"! Her composition of the elements is balanced and she has amazing luck of finding beautiful subjects or just the perfect timing to have them on her path by example one of her last pics is a flying bubble bee with the tulips... love it!

Yesterday I decided to stop and visit my old neighborhood near Rockcliffe Park to find my favorite flower spots and take a few pics of my own.... Thanks Marlene for inspiring me to stop and take time and enjoy Nature's wonders..... Spring is and will remain my favorite season!

Meeting with Donna, Gilles and the kids!

A beautiful weekend it was!

Even after 4 years since the last time we saw Donna and Gilles, it seams that it was just yesterday..... however they add 3 little ones to introduce! Alyssa, Sarah (fraternal twins) and little Jacques! Cute, adorable sweet kids!

They hade rented a beautiful Log House at the Fiddler Lake Resort. (Magali confirmed that this location was used to film part of the Quebec's reality show "Occupation Double").

Dream location for sure.... We played a bit outside despite the nasty "eating bugs" {quote from the kids}, baked cookies, jumped and draw with our fingers for hours on the suede couch! Catching up with Donna and Gilles was also great!

Sarah was the most adorable little girl. I took a bunch of photos of her when we were outside ( Jacques and Alyssa were taking a needed nap!)

Sunday morning Gilles surprised Donna with some special mother's day shirt that all 3 kids were wearing ~ PRECIOUS!

Last night, I played for the store with the new Cosmo Cricket line "Girl Friday" and Sarah's pictures were perfect for the paper line! A second layout to follow tomorrow.

Have a great Wednesday!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New class for the Scrapbox - Canvas class

Learn the basics of transforming your scrapbooking pages and pictures in a beautiful wall Canvas! Using the vibrant colors from the Que Sera Sera paper collection from K & Co, paints, bling, little birdie and nest branch. What a beautiful decoration for your home! You can also adapt your picture selection to different themes such as home, flowers, dream.... Endless possibilities!

If you wish to attend, please make sure to call the store to reserve your place at 613-745-2215
When: Saturday May 23 at 9AM
Cost: $40/$35 for members

Stéphanie xx

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Fun fun fun!!!!

Happy Tuesday all!

Wow it's been a few weeks...

First thing.... recap on Navcan! A good w-end with friends, got the chance to finish the wedding project for Sophy ~ so happy with the final project and I just can't wait for her to receive it tomorrow.

Here's one of the layout i made during the week! I used the Copic Markers to change the white chipboard! Love the effect, close up it looks like water colors that was crackle with time!

Donna has always "totally Inspired" me.... thanks Donna again for the amazing w-end!

Last weekend was amazing! Starting it up with a crop at the store ~ what a fun night! I finished my upcoming Canvas Class and will be posting it tomorrow.
Saturday ~ Fantastic crop at Laurie's! Wow, what a great time we had! Thanks Laurie for hosting it! Dorrie, Katie and I were there and Rach was in ours thoughts as she was sick. Thanks ladies for the great day!

And Sunday.... wow ohhhhh wow!
We started our day at 5h15am... a journey to the Toy Con of Montreal! Stephane and his 501st buddies were participating at this event and what a day! 500 pictures later here are my favorites ones!

Stephane and a mini Lego Tie Fighter
A Special visit of Loic, Magali and Maxime... here are a few of the pics I took of him.... he is so precious! Thanks Magali for the perfect selection of cloths! Just perfect for upcoming projects!

Yes.... not even planed.... Loic giving one dandelion to Stephane

Stephane enjoying his new gift!

We did a mini photos session in front of this black wall, perfect.... nothing is yet edited, but they were really happy with all single pics, here's the favorite one of Stephane

The Ottawa group

The complete group!

And personally here some of my favorites of the rest of the group!
This one is actually Birds that are sitting in a ashtray... not sure why....

Love it, they were perfect! In full role all day! all gestures, walk every thing!

Chewbacca dancing

Beautiful couple (in real life too)

They look like they are coming out of one of the Star Wars movies!

Ok.... that's it for now!
Have a wonderful day!
Stéphanie xx