Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Blog-iversary & Giveaway

Happy Blog-iversary! This week is a special one, since it marks 1 year of blogging and my 50th blog post. To celebrate, I have a great giveaway! I can’t believe that my blog is now already one year old!.... where does the time go? I have really enjoyed this past year, you guys are amazing…. I love reading your comments and checking out your blogs, so I’ve decided to give something back; and in keeping with my blog’s title “Simply Me”, what better giveaway than this amazing “All About Me” album kit by Lisa Bearnson.
All you have to do to win this prize package is become a follower on my blog and leave me a comment. I will choose a random winner on May 4th.

This package contains a cloth-covered album box with matching cloth-covered spiral bound album along with instructions and everything you need to create an amazing "All About Me" album.

It's card making day at Let's Scrap and this week's project was to create a card using this sketch...
...and seeing that Mother's Day is just around the corner, this is what I came up with.
Til next time... Enjoy!

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Gypsy Girls

This past weekend I attended a scrapbooking retreat hosted by The Scrap Yard and held at Nakoda Lodge hidden in the beautiful mountains between Cochrane and Canmore.

I had the opportunity to attend a class from the 7 Gypsies Designers Paula Cheney and Deb Crouse. I have been following their blog for as long as I can remember and have dreamed of taking one of their classes. Everyone in the scrappin’ world knows who these amazing women are, and if you don’t, then you have been scrappin’ in your basement far too long and you need to get out! I have heard nothing but great things about these special women and so my expectations were quite high…. Let me tell you, they did not disappoint. They were two of the nicest women I have had the opportunity to meet and take a class from. Enthusiastic, friendly & fun..... and boy do they know their stuff!  The product and prep work in their kits is amazing and I had a wonderful time learning new techniques and completing my project.
Many thanks to Paula and Deb for coming all this way to teach us; I haven't had this much fun in a long time!

The class was the newest product from 7 Gypsies – The “Mini Drawer” and they created a “My Ten” project. I chose to do mine to showcase my ten most favorite photos of my family.

Take the time to pop on over to their amazing blog “One Lucky Day” and you will be inspired to create….
Here are a few pics of me and the Gypsies and my project.

 The mini bottles with labels are my favorite.
 Hide your treasures under this hinged lid across the third section of the mini drawer

 Here are just a few of the 47 tags that are in the mini drawer.
I also had the opportunity to take a Shabby Chic class from the amazing Lynn Thune and a Tim Holtz make-n'-take from Lori but I'll elaborate more on these classes in a future blog post.
Til next time... Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

I am very excited that my friend Betty Anne has awarded me the Stylish Blogger Award. I feel very lucky to have met Betty Anne over at Let's Scrap. If you get a minute, hop on over and check out her blog.
After receiving the award I am supposed to...
Thank the person I received the award from and give a link back to her blog.
Share 8 things about myself.
Pass the award on to 8 other individuals that I love.
Leave them a comment so that they can pass along the recognition.

Here are 8 things about me.
1. I love to create!
2. I am married to a very supportive man who encourages my creativity.
3. I have two amazing kids; Meagan 26 and Craig 21.
4. I have two part-time jobs; Office Manager for a private Oil & Gas Co. and working at my LSS.
5. I have been sewing for 40 years, quilting for 15 years and scrapbooking for 10 years.
6.. I recently became a design team member at Let's Scrap.
7. I have the most amazing friends and family.
8.. I love living in Canada.

Now, for my nominations for the award. Please be sure to check out their blogs and see some of the amazing scrapbooking/sewing projects they have done.

1. Lynn
2. Ann
3. Lori
4. Susan
5. Shelly
6. Lyn
7. Michelle
8. Nancy

Last week's challenge over at Let's Scrap was to create a layout or card using 3 different flowers and this is what I came up with.... don't ya just love Tim Holtz dies!!!

Til next time... Enjoy!