Thursday, March 24, 2011

aahhh Paris in the spring!

Marilyn did this beautiful layout with Graphic45,

at the last Creative Gathering - I gave all of the Cottage Girls these Prima flower necklaces to wear, Marilyn took hers and added it to this layout:-)   Lovely!

Have a wonderful day! I hope you feel inspired,

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Blasting off:-)

I love Bo-Bunny - all their paper is soo cute!  And those accents - sooo awesome:-)

Here is a 1 page 12x12 layout using their new "Blast-off" line,  I really liked the colors and the rocket ships, but that "Rocket" theme has never been one of my boys favorites...but then I remembered these pics from last summer and Dain did yell "Blast off" as he was doing this dangerous jump off the swing - perfect photos for the perfect paper:-)

yes, and all this great stuff is in the store right now, better come in and get it before it too "Blasts off!"
I hope you feel inspired today!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

cosmo cricket - joyride

I played a little with some "Joyride" by CC.  Love the bright colors, and thought I would do a simply layout of last summers adventure to the Goldeye's game.  I even included a ticket from the game!
Letters are from Basic Grey - journal stickers and word stickers from October Afternoon:-)

Marilyn also was a little Creative lately:-)  I guess the thought of spring is getting her excited about "Garage-saling"  and here is a layout that captures the "thrill of the search of Good Junk" perfectly!

Paper is from My Mind's Eye - Stella line, stickers are from 7Gypies "C is for Collector" sticker sheet, letters are Basic Grey and October Afternoon, Canvas Flower is Jillibean (with a sticker center).  I love the fact that they have cups of Timmy's in the photo:-) 

I hope you feel a little inspired today:-)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

what a weekend:-)

this is the 3rd year I have headed out to Edmonton for a trade show, it's kind of a mini "canadian" version of CHA. It is sooo fun, loads of classes, loads of the latest and greatest scrapbook supplies, loads of coffee...and lack of sleep, but it is all worth it!!

  So we (my sister Jen & Cottage Girl Connie) headed out to WPG airport Steinbach at 4am. Arrived in Edmonton by 8:30am (their time) they are an hour ahead of us. Then picked up our Timmy's and headed over to go shopping in one of our wholesaler's wharehouse - soooo cool!!!! Then we went for lunch and to 2 local scrapbook stores to check them out!  Then over to the hotel to check-in and register for our weekend of fun by 4pm, check out the supplier booths, then eat some supper, and then in classes till 10:30pm!!! Wind down - till after midnight, and back downstairs to register for our day by 8:00am.... Our 1st class was with Mr. Tim Holtz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and so Sat & Sunday continued, up early - to bed to no sleep Sat to Sun because of some partiers in the room next door...but that is a whole other story!!!  Busy, busy!
Here are some pics of some of the weekend highlights!!!!

Jen & Connie "creating"!!
this is Diane Schultz - owner & designer of Graphic45
this is part of the project we created! will show of in a future post!!

me- chatting with the ladies of Copic Markers and a fellow store owner:-)

the embroidered detail on this egg are the newest "sew easy" heads - yep!! I ordered them:-)

WeR memory Keepers "fiesta" line - arriving next week!!

                                      there were sooo many AMAZING Graphic45 samples!!
                         Jennifer and me in the WeR Memory Keepers booth - she was super fun!

                                      Completing my genuine Tim Holtz inspired tags:-)  Yep - at the end of the class he even surprised us all with a FREE Stamper Anonymous stamp set he designed:-) I used mine on my tags!!
                                                         Me & cutie-pie Tim Holtz:-)

us girls with Cutie-pie Tim Holtz - seriously what an amazing teacher - clear instructions, beautiful project, super patient and funny to boot!!!   We were so lucky to be able to  take 2 classes with him- we all left very Inspired!!!  I can hardly wait till all the Ranger products I ordered came in so I can do the same for you:-)
We also took classes with Little Yellow Bicycle, Bo-Bunny, We r Memory Keepers, Copic Markers, Graphic45 & ClearSnap. We walked out with really neat projects in all of them.

We also met Margie from The Girls Paperie - she was a sweetie-pie too!!! Here's hoping she teaches next year!!!


Friday, March 11, 2011

new Teresa Collins paper...

Marilyn (cottage girl) could not resist this line the day it came in, so that night she took it home a "played" - wow, the photo is from 1971, the story is point form - the layout is perfect! The paper is all Teresa Collins "On the Edge" collection.  The Film strip ribbon is by Tim Holtz, "pitchin" & good times stickers are OA, other letters are thickers, glazed brad is Basic Grey.

  Thanks for sharing Marilyn!
I hope you feel inspired!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Our March Cottage Kit is called "A Great Day"

Our March Cottage Kit is called - "A Great Day"
Included in this kit is the following-,
6 sheets of Patterned Paper -
LYB Twg line "Birdsong" & "Woods"
MME Stella Rose line "Gertie girly diamonds", "Hazel mother ledger", "Hazel fancy doily" & "Hazel memories lithe lines"
5 sheets of Bazzill CS - Java, Sun coral, Hillary, Lakeshore & Dusk
LYB- Twig line "Fabric Favorites" & "Mini Banners" (full packages)
Basic Grey - 1 sheet of Olivia Micro Mono Alphabet stickers
6 Prima Sculpture flowers
1 Bazzill Die-cut
3 Prima Canvas leaves
Choice of color for - Pink Paislee border tape
Choice of MME Rub-on - Either "delighful" or "So Beautiful"

Ideas using the products in the kit...
I used at least "some" of ALL of the paper in this kit, some of the accents... you will get sooo many pages out of this one, it is great!

here are 2 "Boy" pages with the kit
  and here is a "girly" page with the same kit!

absolutely everything is from the kit above with no extras,(I did however use a punch on the above page) imagine what you could do when you mix and match a few things with your own stash! The above layouts are simple inspiration for you, quick and easy pages to get those photos off of your computer and into an album!! Call or email the store to reserve your kit:-)

I hope you feel inspired!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Making the Cut...

sometimes we take a look at some of the older lines in the store and say "how can we jazz this one up?"  well here is some paper from Material Girl & Garden Variety, both by Cosmo Cricket!  Shannon (Cottage Girl) created the layout, and I found some great photos...I love how the scissor paper works so well with my little girl using her own scissors and just cutting something up for the sake of it...EVERY layout has a story:-)

Here was another Cosmo Cricket line I have played with already, but I knew these pictures would work perfectly with, "Togetherness" is just the right title, for the paper line...and even for the layout!

a few other accents include - jenni bowlin sticker stars with alphabets, OA Tin Pins and sticker letters, chipboard from Cosmo cricket, maya road ticket, thickers, Ribbon- my stash:-)
 I hope you feel inspired!