Friday, April 30, 2010

Varsity Girl

Happy Friday!

I had put together this kit to scrap and finally did the layout over the last weekend. Orange is not a color that I would say I would gravitate to it (even if it looks like 11 years ago... I use to wear it....)

Enjoy your Friday!
Stéphanie xx♥

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Spring has Sprung

Even with the snow yesterday - I can clearly say that yes Spring is here.
For me this is the rebirth of nature and my favorite season.

Last week I celebrated my 34th birthday - on Earth Day - and I want to say thank you for all the wonderful special moments that I shared with friends & family, the kind phone calls and all the emails / facebook messages!

It's a exiting week this week - We are hosting our First Major Event at the Scrapbox with the very talented Debby Schuh ! As per Jenn's recent newsletter - Debby will bringing a few extra kits and if you don't want to miss out - call the store 613.745.2215 to reserve your spot for 1 or all 3 classes. A few days till Friday (mmm... that's 2 dodos!) - Jenn and us the staff are swarming like little bees to finalize this wonderful event! Go team go! Personally I can't wait to be at all 3 classes to create fabulous projects filled up with 7 Gypsies! Also additional bonus: Jenn's mom Sandy will be with us, that's a wonderful treat!

Yes I scrapped... Pretty much every day, I do something creative (designing future classes, prepping class kits, making necklaces or scrapbooking for me...) Last Saturday - not planned at all (as I was housebound for some spring cleaning) I ventured to the studio for some scrapping time with the girls (Rach & Heather and the crew) for a total of 5 hours! 3 layouts done * pictures tomorrow * It felt oh so good!

In the evening Louise and Dave hosted a "party for 3" to celebrate my birthday - with all my favorites: Fondue Parmesan, Fillet Mignon, Asparagus, Potato's à la Loulou and a delicious Lemon poppy seeds cake! Thank for the lovely evening.

Tonight it's my Keepsake Album (2 spots left), you know the drill - call us at the store if you want to join us!

Also Sunday - Mellisa, Tanya, Katie, Meg, Renée, Dorrie, Natasha and I are going to Laval at Scrapbook Quebec to take classes with Tim! Thank you Ludmila for this wonderful opportunity.

Well in a nutshell that's what's shaking and baking in my neck of the woods!
Have a fun Wednesday - hump day - YES~!
Big hugs
Stéphanie xx♥

All about Me and my Mom - Class

To continue with the very popular series All about me - for May we are featuring AAM & My Mother. I was happy to visit her Easter weekend and spend time with this very special person in my life.

We are happy to announce that the first class is sold out (May 12th) - and that we will be repeating it on May 19th from 6 to 9pm.

To register please call the store at 613.745.2215

Cost: $30 / $ 27 for members

Stay tune for June AAM & My Father!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Necklaces... once again!

A fun weekend with the girls at the Scrapbox!
The plan was to create necklaces on Friday and to scrapbook on Saturday...

Well - finally the "match" ended with 4 new necklaces ( + completing Linda's custom chain selection for her interchangeable pendents) and 0 for Scrapbooking. Yes Jenn I will come back to the light.... I am just enjoying to much this new avenue of creating!

Fist up is this rich Brown and Teal composition using Prima flowers, fabulous vintage buttons and beautiful pearls (Thanks Loulou for helping me with my fiasco during my first attempt of creating the pearl stand).

All my creations are perfect from one side to the other in case the necklace flips to the reverse side.

Ohhhh this one is my favorite of the weekend. A few weeks ago Linda gave me some Amy Butler Fabric and this will be an interchangeable fabric bib (50% of the next one in teal / aqua is completed). It's also precious to me as elements of this one are provided from my dearest friends Katie & Loulou
~ Thank you ladies xox

A Coco Chanel inspired... well that's my vision on it~!

And a casual Friday one! Beautiful - fun bits of love!

If you wish to have your own custom jewelery - email me! I am open to orders, we can discuss timeline and prices.

I will be back to scrapbooking... I promise!
In fact I have 3 layouts I need to finish... of Greedo.
Have a happy Monday, a happy week!
Stéphanie xx♥

Monday, April 5, 2010

A great long weekend

Friday we left early for Montréal and our first item on our agenda was a day with Magali, Maxime & Loic. We spent time playing outside with Lolo and went for lunch at our of the local "Cantine" for an amazing poutine (really the best cheese curds), stopped to grab our marinaded brochettes in a specialty market, dropped our boys and Magali and me went to a local art store to see if I could find different supplies to make jewelry. I found only a few different jump rings and colorful felt. After a few drinks and a amazing diner, we watched a movie (some were sleeping) others enjoyed the relaxing evening.

Saturday we spent time with my immediate family (Mom & Dad) and my sister with Skype *** AMAZING *** must I say! She now owns her laptop and was able to get Internet via satellite so we were all able to see her live (our own live web show), to see Sophie for the first time, see how Sebastiano as grown and To meet Mario for the first time after a big day of work! Truly the best part of the weekend. Stephane will install our web cam tonight so i will be able to chat and video in with my sister in Italy. We also played cribbage and in the evening we went back to Mag & Max. The guys went out to see Clash of the Titans and Me and Mag stay back with Loic and watched Did you hear about the Morgans. some were sleeping :) other were doing jewelry (fixing broken earrings and crating something new... see bellow - hope you like them Linda - 2 more to follow).
Sunday was a family day - Easter BBQ lunch with my parents and my brother.

It's official my brother Charles-André will be my traveling buddy to go in May in Italy. We are waiting just a few extra days to see if a online special for our tickets will be offered in the next couple of weeks, but we have planned to leave Friday May 21st (11h30PM) or Sunday May 23rd to the 31st. We are going to stay one 1 night in Rome to visit a bit and take the bus to my sister's village Saint-Angelo in Pontano.

Taking a few pictures with my parents for the

All about me class series for May and June.

Me & Stephane

Enjoy your week, if you have the day off today - Lucky you!


Stéphanie xx♥

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Bo Bonny "Jazyme" Keepsake Album Class

A new class to share: My Keepsake Album inspired by Heidi Swapp concept matched with the beautiful "Jazmyne collection" from Bo Bunny. Little pockets to place special notes, precious photos or little heirlooms that you wish to keep in a safe place.

If you wish to join me, call the store to reserve your spot: 613.745.2215

When: Wednesday April 28th at 6pm
cost: $35 / $ 30 for members

Enjoy your Thursday!
Long weekend a head will be great to enjoy the beautiful weather!
Happy Easter!