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Back to school!

Well, for back to school I have decided to have a class with a school theme and a summer vacation theme.  We’ll do 2 double layouts one for summer and the other for school.  The school one will have a page for the first day of 2014 nd the second page will be the last day of school of 2015.  The summer one will have a water and sun theme, but you’ll be able to embellish it with your favorite summer activities individually.

I will have them designed and laid out tonight and post the pictures tomorrow.  The event date will be sometime next week but once I have everything set I’ll confirm the date.  Also going to have an open crop or 2 within the next few weeks.

With September here, it won’t be long before our favorite time of year here:  HALLOWEEN!!!  I will have some fun classes for Halloween towards the end of September on through mid October.

Stay tuned!

July is Almost over

Well, with August just around the corner, that means my fall schedule will be and in full swing shortly.  My calendar for August is very busy but once school starts again I’ll have some free time to create some new and fun layouts.

I can’t believe the summer is so close to an end, I hope you all took lots of photos!  I know we did, we did a lot of camping and travelling so I can’t wait to start some new layouts.  We visited several national parks and participated in their “xplorer” booklets for the kids.  The booklets are filled with fun things to do to help you experience the park and its unique traits.  Once completed the Kiddos received  a dog tag with the park’s name on it and a certificate, some great scrapbook components.  We still have a few more spots to visit as well.

As of right now for my fall schedule I plan to have 2 classes a week but I’m able to accommodate more if needed.

Also keep an eye out for some new photos, time to switch them up and I may even add a portfolio (if I can convince my husband to help :-P)

Have a great rest of July!

 

looking for scrapbookers in Moncton

Hey everyone!  I’m looking for people interested in scrapbooking within the Moncton area to start a scrapbook club with in the fall.   I’d love to find 4-8 people who want to learn how or want to dedicate time to scrapbooking.  I’ll offer my home, time, tools and guidance to help create beautiful and complete scrapbooks.  I’m not sure on costs depends on amount of people interested.  I’m just throwing this out there for a little feed back,  please email me if you are interested and give me a few details about yourself and preferences.

example:  new or experienced scrapbooker,  what day(s)/ time works best,  what types of books would you like to complete (family, vacation, baby, wedding etc).   Are you interested in other paper crafts; cards, mini albums, and other fun stuff?

Really I’d love to hold 2 separate groups once a week, one group possibly being newer and needing more guidance and teaching (max 5 people) and another group being experienced just wanting a set place and time and space to do their own thing (max 8 people)  it’s kind of like going to the gym it’s easier with a buddy…let me be your “scrapbook buddy” 🙂 As always I will clean up the scraps afterwards and have everything set up for when you arrive.

Love to hear from you!

A new(ish) obsession/hobby!

I haven’t been working with paper very much lately.  I’ve started playing with plastic beads.  I remember them from my childhood but don’t recall making anything fun or functional.  But that’s what google is for, eh?  look up the how-to to do anything.  So these beads I’ve been creating with are called Perler beads and to some melty beads.  Since my bos have a major obsession with Mario Bros.  It has been really fun making the characters for them.  My star on our christmas tree is the super star from Mario lol!   I can make anything and it’s fun!  I’ve made a ton of fridge magnets and I sell them (hint hint) also make tree ornaments or rearview mirror hanging designs.  Check out some of my latest creations.  I’ve even figured out a way to incorporate them with my card making and scrapbooking.

Star Wars ornaments

Star Wars ornaments

Mario and super star magnet or ornament

Mario and super star magnet or ornament

Disney princesses ornaments

Disney princesses
ornaments

assorted fridge magnets

assorted fridge magnets

superman and captain america hanging ornaments

superman and captain america hanging ornaments

Busy Summer Here in Moncton N.B.

I don’t know about you folks but I’m finding it hard to believe there is only one day left of June and we’ll be on to July in hours.  Wow!  I know I’ve been enjoying the weather this past weekend and I’m planning some upcoming events.  With summer in mind, I’ll try to plan them for rainy days 😉  As soon as I plan those dates I’ll send out my emails to let everyone know.  If there is anyone who have requests about themes or suggestions please email me anytime!  I love to hear other ideas you know I can’t come up with ALL the ideas ALL the time 🙂

Also, since summer is upon us, my events will be down to once a month just until September when school starts back up and schedules fall back into a routine.  Then my calendar will be filled, hoping to have at least one event a week depending on demand.

Have a good one, I’m going to go plan some events!

cheers!

Moncton pulls through. So proud to call you home!

This is quite off topic but I feel it is necessary for me to Thank the RCMP and everyone else who did everything they could to make my hometown safe again.  June 4th was a regular day for me and my family but after supper just before the kiddos got ready for bed we heard sirens in the distance, I made a comment as I always do about the “cops coming to get ya” to the kids.  Within an hour after those words left my mouth the story started.  My husband told me what was going on from what he heard through his ham radio and for the next 30+ hours we sat listening, waiting, praying for it all to be over.   I was nervous about telling my 6 year old what was happening and how 3 officers lost their lives and 2 more were injured because of this senseless act of violence.  Now today, after it’s done and lives slowly return to normal and we have a chance to gather our thought and mourn for the lives lost I can’t help but think about the shooter’s family and how they must feel.  I know as a mother that must have been one of her worst nightmares hearing her son was the cause of this.  I don’t know her or the family but if I could say something to them it’d be to “try not to blame yourselves.  I know as a mother you blame yourself or feel guilty for everything your child does wrong but this was not your fault or choice, it was his.”

Sorry to make this so dark and off topic for scrapbooking but it has effected my community-OUR community and I needed to share this.

Thanks for reading.  Please take a moment to think about how proud you are to be a Monctonian and how amazing our law enforcement has been.  Also thankful for all the surrounding communities that sent their help in our time of need.

What a great time!

Just wanted to post an update on the Family Fun night from last night at Northrop Frye School.  We (my boys, my parents and myself) had a great time. I didn’t get to experience the activities because my bookmark table was busy all evening!  So nice to see so many kids wanting to be crafty.  I can’t wait to do it again next year!  🙂  I can’t wait to see the silly picture of Dexter from the photo booth!

Northrop Frye School’s Family Fun night has arrived!

I’m so happy the weather is going to be great for this evening!  Northop Frye’s 2nd annual Family Fun night event is happening today from 5pm til 7pm.   I know the kiddos will have a blast tonight!  The bouncy castles, face painting, zumba and hands on activities is going to be great and I’ll be there making bookmarks with the kids and the Moncton Public library will be doing a craft with them as well.   I can’t wait to meet people from our community and hopefully make a few contacts for future events 🙂   In 7 hrs from now the Family fun night will be underway and I can’t wait to have fun just like all the kids who’ll be there.  YAY!

p.s. come by and say “hello!”

What are you doing for Mother’s day?

Mother’s day is tomorrow and I know I’m looking forward to being spoiled by my 3 boys and hubby.  I have my Mother’s day cards made for my mother and mother in law but really what’s lingering in my mind is our first camping trip as a family, that’s coming up.  We’ll be in Fundy and it should be a good time but I still haven’t come up with a way to travel during the summer and keep up with my scrapbooking, I have too many tools and products to tote them along.  We’d need another trailer just for it!  I do more photo taking which really puts me almost more behind.

Oh well, at least I have lots of pictures to keep me warm throughout the winter and ones to put a smile on my face on those rainy drab days.

I really just wanted to say  “happy Mother’s day to everyone” in scrapbook land.  I hope you mae a beautiful scrapbook for your mother for tomorrow and if you didn’t you should have come to see me!  Haha!

cheers!

Last weekend’s yard sale

The yard sale at the Golden age club in St. Philippe went really well.  I had a great time and met a lot of new people.  But most importantly they decided to do a craft sale in mid october.  I’m not sure of the date but I will be there!  I have so many ideas for items to make to sell and hopefully I might even get a few people interested in classes or make special orders.

I’ll pass along the date as soon as I know.  Can’t wait!