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Hello Blog friends and Happy Wednesday! I am back this week with another video tutorial for you.   Forgive the tongue ties and brain freezes while you are watching it is very late at night when I created this video and I had a ton on my mind getting ready for my move this coming weekend. This time we are making our own Fun Flock, have you ever used this product?   I have only tried it a couple...�

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Elmhurst Inn Resort & Spa

Hey Scrappy Friends!   Not only is it Canada's Birthday, it is Laura's Birthday! Please join me in wishing our lovely and talented designer a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!  

We have so many exciting things to share with you!  First, we are heading to this years Craft and Hobby Trade Show in Chicago in only 3 short weeks to purchase more goods! We have seen some of the new collections heading our way and we are super pumped to have them in our store.  yeah!  New, beautiful product lines!


Second, We are half sold out of our Fall 2011 Retreat at the Elmhurst Inn in Ingersoll! We had such a blast at our Spring Retreat and we can't WAIT to top it with this next one.   If you have not yet reserved your space you can do so by going to our website. Remember, spaces are very limited and once they're gone, they're gone.  A minimum deposit of $100 can be made on-line to secure your space.  CLICK: BUY NOW


For those of you who have not been to one of our retreats but have always wanted to, here is what you can expect:  2 nights accomodation in a luxurious resort and spa, 3 days of around the clock scrappin' (if you so chose), 4ft x 4 ft of scrappy space, access to the cricut and cuttle bug, all meals and snacks (catered by the Elmhurst...Mmmm!), access to our full-service store(we set up on site!), fantastic loot, games, prizes, classes and more!  It is a super-fun scrappy weekend and we hope you can join us!


Third, we are selling quickly out of spaces for SCRAP PINK: Crop for the Cure, taking place on Saturday September 17th at the Mount Pleasant Community Center.  This 12-hour crop runs from 8am-8pm and includes lunch, dinner, snacks and beverages, PLUS loot, raffles and prizes.  The best part is, proceeds will go to Breast Cancer research to find a cure.  Come out and support this great cause.  To buy a ticket CLICK:



And Last, we have great news!  We are holding our first semi-annual FAMILY AND FRIENDS EVENT in August!  We will be clearing out all of our current collections in order to make room for the new ones.  Stay tuned for details!  You don't want to miss this sale of the season!  Invitation only.


Enjoy the long weekend as you celebrate Canada Day!  I am sure many of us will have pictures to scrap after this weekend!  ;)  For inspiration, scroll down to check out this month's Designer Reveals below!


Happy Scrappin'!

July Reveal

 I knew when I saw this line that I wanted to use it for this photo of my son,  Timmy with 'Goofy'.  I thought that the purples were so pretty but that there was enough teal and blue in the papers that it wouldn't be over the top girly.   And some times a Mom of boys needs to play with other colours, wink wink!

 I added some of the bakers twine that coordinates with this collection to my 'lollipop' flowers.  I think they are a super fun addition to this layout.

 The title strip that came with this collection said 'this is a perfect day' which would have been perfectly fine, but I knew I wanted to use the word 'Goofy" in my title, so I altered the title strip by adding a matted banner and some small foam Thickers.

This is the second layout that I created.  The two sweeties in the photos are the daughter, Zoe, and pet, Stella, of ScrapMuch? owner, Elaine.  I think the pictures are perfect for this layout. I love the acrylic overlay on the larger photo.
These flowers were fun to create and are a variation the lollipop flowers.  Who knows maybe a tutorial is on the way!

 This layout features photos of Timmy and Zoe taken recently when a bunch of us got together for a nice dinner and a performance of The Lion King in Toronto.  Nope, I know it looks like it but we did not coordinate their outfits to match each other or this paper line! lol
 Some tiny little leaves turn a button into a flower.  And glitter is always a good thing, I used Stickles to add the sparkle to these leaves.
A punched butterfly, more glittery leaves and a bit of doodling, just for fun.

And now for the more masculine line....

 I have been sitting on this photo for a while so I was thrilled to see some train paper with this line, I like that it is not over the top theme-y.  

I added pop dots and Glassy Accents to these stars stickers to give them more presence on the layout.

The ticket border strip was created with a die and some stamps.
 Again the title element that came with the line wasn't quite what I wanted so I added another layer to it and then adhered a title using the mini alpha stickers that coordinate with this collection.  I love doing this,  it makes it more personal and it's easy to do.

 More photos I have been sitting on for a while, they were taken when my now 19 year old turned 16, the photos were not what I wanted, they were taken by someone else besides me, which is unusual and I don't mind that I am in them, which is also unusual!  But there was too much background 'chaos' as is typical with  birthday parties.  Also, there weren't enough shots of the birthday boy himself.   But they did capture the side story of my little guy jumping on my 16 year old and blowing out his candles 'for him'.  So I sort of went with that in my layout.  This is what the journaling reads....  

"I cannot believe it  has been 16 years since you were born.  You are turning into an amazing young man.  I love the kind of big brother you are, completely playing along when Timmy 'tackled' you and blew out your candles!  Continue to shine and share your true self with those around you."

 Buttons and layered stickers create a nice little embellie cluster.

 The 'sweet' sticker came with this collection and I hand cut the '16' out of the number patterned paper.  An easy peasy title.

 I loved the hot air balloons in this collection and I also really wanted to scrap this photo of Timmy, for no other reason than that I love it.  This layout is fairly simple so that the images on the background paper can still be seen.  And go figure, this time I left the title intact, but I did add some dew drops to it.

 I layered the little star stickers onto buttons and topped them off with a layer of Glossy Accents to create an epoxy like embellishment.

I drew and hand cut the clouds, then ran them through my Cuttlebug to emboss them and added some seafoam coloured chalk ink to enhance them a bit.  I thought it would be fun to add a couple of more clouds to give this page another layer of dimension.

Laura xoxo

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