Saturday, April 24, 2010

A little of this and a little of that

Have you ever wished you could just spend the days scrapping, relaxing, no cooking, no cleaning, with a bunch of good friends?  I sure do.... often, and I think that a CRUISE would be awesome... so look what I found! 

Crop n' Cruise - Canada's Scrapbooking Cruise - this winter, in the Caribbean!

If you have a group of you that want to travel together, you are eligible to win a free cruise.  Go check it out....  I've heard some great things about the classes and the goodie bags!     

Now, back to some Scrapfest chatter....  when I wasn't teaching or in the booth, I spent some time in the very crowded Stamping Bella Booth....they had a great make n' take, and some fantastic new releases.  I really love Billboard Bella... I didn't see her, but I'll have to make a trip and pick myself up one.  She's so versatile.... love it!   This card was designed by Jeanie and was posted on the  Bella Blog..... there is some great inspiration on both blogs, so if you haven't been, grab a coffee and settle it!  It will definitely put you in a stamping mood.    Sure makes we want to ink up the Rubbah' as the Bella Babes would say!

I'm also getting organized for some Fall assignments I have for Canadian Scrapbooker... lots of cool articles coming up and the latest webisode is online too!    If you've never submitted, you SHOULD.. we love to see layouts from readers... love love love it!  Just check the submissions pages for the current calls and send in a photo - that's it, easy! 

Off to my scraptable... lots of design ideas floating around in my head... I need to get some of them sketched before I forget!


Friday, April 23, 2010

My oh My.....Scrapfest chatter

Wow, what a weekend, what a show, what great people!   Scrapfest was a blast, busy, crazy, and a ton of fun.  I got to see so many friends,  and check out so much cool product that I didn't see at CHA this January as sadly I couldn't go!   I especially loved sharing some time with my great Canadian Scrapbooker Team Members... Connie and Cathie A....  not long enough, but we'll do it again soon.

So, what did I love?  LOTS!   I got to meet Kimmie, from the every so sassy Kraftin Kimmie Stamps when she stopped by the booth.  I've been quietly stalking her blog for a while now, checking in to see what her incredibly talented DT is up to and what new MUST have stamps she has released.   This latest release just about reached out and GRABBED me.  Dragons... perfect for some layouts I want to  make of my son Jacob's How To Train a Dragon Birthday.
Kraftin Kimmies Dexter, Card designed by Andrea Murdock.

What else?  Oh, I loved the new printable canvas that was being demonstrated at the Stix 2 Anything booth.  You just put the "canvas" into your printer (inkjet or laser), and you get a gorgeous, textured photo that you could use to sew with, stretch to make a wall hanging, or use it on a card or hybrid scrapbook  layout.  The product is not showing on their website, but they do have full list of stores in Canada that carry their products. Can't wait to get some to play with... just have to get some more INK for my PRINTER!        I also need to restock on the PVC glue, and some more GLITTER.  Copic makers, glitter, flower soft and glue.. what more can a girl ask for?    More tomorrow, so many great people and projects out there! 

Happy scrapping....