Friday, September 28, 2012

The Launch of Scrap Therapy is almost here!

Life has been so crazy busy!  My job has been hectic with fall kick off and lots of planning and preparing going on.  Then add my husband is out of town for two and a half weeks for a training course... I'm starting an online course at Trinity Western University and on top of all that opening SCRAP THERAPY at my Retreat on Oct. 19 & 20!!!  Ok that was my little rant... I'm all right.  I take all these things on so it's completely 100% my own fault.  :-))

I wanted to share with you a new sign I made to hang outside our front door.  :-))

Enjoy this beautiful season!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

One Christmas Card

I saw this cute and simple card idea in the Holiday catalog from Stampin Up (pg 14) so I totally scraplifted it and made my own!  I bought the Snowflake die and just love it.  It's hard to find a nice die that will cut snowflakes really well and this one is awesome. 


Autumn Cards

With the fall colors bursting forth every time I go outside I just had to make some fall cards!


Awake My Soul and Sing

A couple weeks ago I drove to Chetwynd to meet my mom.  We were switching grandkids and Chetwynd is half way between PG and Grande Prairie where my parents live most of the time.  On my drive home I was awe struck by the lush green mountainous hills and leaves that were just starting to turn brilliant shades of yellow and orange.  The sun was starting to set and the air looked pink.  I was singing one of my favorite songs on the top of my lungs called 'Awakening' by Chris Tomlin.  In the song he says... Awake my soul and sing.  I just love that.  When I came home I started immediately on my canvas and came up with this fun piece of art. 

I hope you too are inspired by nature around us to create using all the colors God has in His pencil box!


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Cards for Shabby Tea Room

Okay so the Shabby Tea Room is a site I often go to for inspiration and they were having a designer contest that ended on Sept. 2nd.  And I really wanted to enter it.  So I made these two cards... and then got so busy getting ready to go camping for the long weekend I forgot to enter these into the Shabby Tea Room contest!  But I thought I'd show you what I came up with.  Maybe next time for the contest... :-)


Sing Sweet Beautiful Happy Girl

This is Trinitee's 9th Birthday layout!  I usually take a couple hundred pictures at my kids birthdays and this one was no exception!  I had a hard time picking pictures, but slimmed it down to 22!  When I have that many photos I like to make a mini book and attach it to the page.  This time I stitched the mini book on with my sewing machine.  It turned out great!

The frame around Trinitee on the right side was a wood cut out ornament I found in the Christmas isle at Michael's.  I sprayed it with turquoise glimmer mist and voila!  Beautiful!


Hiking Jasper

I love the photos in this layout!  You know the saying that a photo is worth a thousand words... well these photos certainly say a lot of words!  I love to be outside and in God's gorgeous creation and just loved being in Jasper.  These pictures really tell a story.


Melanie's layout from "You're my Inspiration"

Hey so I'm posting a layout that Melanie did at one of my monthly clubs. 

Melanie belongs to my 6 for 6 layout club were all the ladies do a layout each month based on my sample.  This month we were doing the layout called "You're my Inspiration" and I was teaching them how to make these cool coffee filter flowers, rough the papers up to make them look vintage and do some painting and stamping.  Melanie brought her finished layout the other night to our club and this is the amazing layout she finished off!  Isn't it gorgeous!?!  I'm so thrilled with how it turned out.  Great job Mel!

Layout by: Melanie Martin

Enjoy the sunshine!