Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Suitcase Treasures.........

Check this out!!!! These are the three layouts that I created {on MY time} at the Scrapbook Your Heart retreat in Calgary a few weeks ago. These were totally done in the crop room -- can you even imagine it -- jill scrapbooking with other people; in a huge crop room; getting some things done; actually coming home with something finished in my suitcase!!!!!!
If you know me and how I scrapbook, you will know that I don't work well with others. I mean, I tend to do more chatting at these events than actually scrapbooking. I like to walk around the room oogling over other people's creations, meeting new friends, not really paying much attention to the fact that I travelled hundreds of miles across the country and brought actual product along with me to get something done. Really? Who am I kidding?
But........this time I came home with these three lo's. It might have something to do with the fact that my table buddies (Leica Forrest & Katharina Doyle - Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine) were actually scrapbooking and looking productive. So......when in Rome?!?
Soon I will get to share some PRETTY EXCITING news that's happening in my life right now. I just finished putting together some layout designs for a pretty AWESOME company -- LOVE their stuff!!!!! I can't show anyone yet, but check back soon for more details.
{if you already have been priviledged enough to know who I'm designing for -- please don't spill the beans in my comment section}!!
So, in other news:
Our upstairs renos are almost complete -- countertops went in on the weekend. Woo hoo!!!!!! They look amazing and I am THRILLED with the result -- you never know. Decorating is coming along and I am now working with my sis over at www.cutyourway.com to design some vinyl rub-ons for my huge wall in the dining room. I've checked out a few websites and know that Buffy can design something just as incredible (if not more) and make it any colour & size that I desire. Love that!!!!
We're also looking at designing something for my new scrap space. Throwing around with the idea of using vinyl butterflies in an array of colours & sizes and having them flying into the room from the window. Nothing set in stone yet, but will need something soon, as the room WILL NOT be complete without "a little touch of buffy" in that room somewhere.
So.....I'll share later what we come up with. It will be fun!!!!
Wishing for summer, sunshine & warmth {from the farm},


  1. I'm feeling a little left out that you actually got scrapbooking done at the retreat!! I don't think I even cut one piece of paper!! Oh well, had a great time connecting with tons of amazing ladies and soaking in the hot tub!!

  2. Don't feel left out, Al. You can definitely be my paper-cutter next time. Hey; I talk for you on cruises -- you can cut paper while I teach {lol}.
    miss ya',

  3. you are way too creative.
    love the layouts.

    which company??? tell me please!
    love ya,

  4. I'll share the news soon -- be patient girl. I can tell you though.............it's truly CANADIAN!!!!!
    Check your blog for a comment from me.
    and check the side bar on my blog -- I added you to my faves.