Sunday, October 30, 2011

Viva Decor Canvas

I was so lucky to be able to participate in a class by Rachel Greig from Darkroom Door.  Rachel is an amazing teacher and I was so pleased that we were able to have her teach again at Pages 2 Scrap.  This canvas showcases the different Viva Decor products and the different ways that you can use them.

This tile was done using the Ferro as a background.  The dimension that you can achieve is just amazing.  I also just love how well the Precious Metal Colours highlight the dimensions.

This tile was done using the Croco for the background.  It does take a while to actually show the cracks but it is definately worth the wait.

This tile was done using the Terra and a heat gun.  The way that it bubbles is really cool.  Depending on how thick or thin you apply it will give different effects.

This was a fantastic class to get to participate in.  I am not totally addicted to the Viva Decor range of products.  I am so lucky that we stock them at Pages 2 Scrap.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My New Scrap Room

This is my new scrap room.  As you walk in the door you will see that there is lots of space to move around and lots of great storage.

I have a 6 seater table in the room (2 chairs are at the kids computer table).  There is lots of natural light.  It is a great space to scrap in.

This cabinet I have to share with some of the good china!!  But there is plenty of room for my some of my paperpads, stamps, books and india inks. 

 I found this little storage box at a junk yard.  It is just the perfect size for the india ink bottles and the Martha Stewart Micro Beads.  I also just love the way that it fits in this space.

This section has the custom made storage unit that we had designed at the store.  This is perfect for all the Art Bin storage boxes and a perfect fit for all those pizza boxes.

Yes the advantage of being a store owner is that I happen to have a lot of Tim Holtz dies.  I just love them.  They are a tad addictive.

This is just an old office desk that gives me plenty more space.  This area is great for using the cuttlebug or spraying for Glimmermist.

This storage unit is where I keep my photos and other little embellishments.  Also a must in any scrap room is the music!!.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pages 2 Scrap Retreat

This past weekend was Pages 2 Scrap's retreat. We had the best time. I cannot beleive how much laughing we did.

It all started on Friday morning with us running around packing up the goodies and store supplies

I am so grateful for the lovely staff that I have to help me with events like this.  This is Sarah Moseley and me.  It is just so much fun to make her laugh (and very easy to).

Customers started to arrive about midday.  On Friday night we had 27 customers to entertain.  It was so easy to entertain such a great group of woman.

This is Sarah Schwerin and me.  She totally cracks me up.  All it seems to take is one look from Sarah and I am in stitches laughing.

Our theme for the weekend was pink and black.  We had 200 pink and black balloons and we all had a little pink and black on each day.

On Saturday we had more ladies arrive.  In total we had 41 lovely ladies attend the retreat. 

This is Bec and me.  I have to say that Friday night sharing a room with Bec was one of the funniest that I have had in a long time.  What happens in the room stays in the room!!

Sunday was the last day of Retreat and it was sad to say goodbye to all the ladies.

Can't wait for the next one.

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Shuffling Will

This is just a very quick post.  Will is quite the dancer.  He just loves to dance to video hits.  So I just had to post this up.  It was just way too cute not too.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

World Card Making Day

The first Saturday of October is World Card Making Day.  Now I am definately not a card maker but thought that I would make a card or 2 anyway.  These are a two of the cards that I made.

This one is just a simple card.  I have used Glimmermist and a honeycomb screen for the background.  I used the excess mist on the edges of the card.  I then used some scrap patterned paper and some music paper together.  I used some scrap ribbon and stapled it onto the card.  I then used a Tim Holtz flower button to finish it off.

The second card again is a simple one.  I used basic white cardstock for the card and then a small piece of patterned paper then a small piece of the same white cardstock.  I inked the edges of the white cardstock using Tea Dye Distress Ink.

I then used the same white card stock to cut the reindeer (Tim Holtz Die of course!!).  I used various brown and orange Distress Inks to colour it.  A small piece of ribbon and some excess pearl bling and it was all done.

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