Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Scrapbook Savvy Mountain Retreat!!

What an absolutely FABULOUS weekend!

I may be biased, but I had the most amazing scrapbookers attend the first Scrapbook Savvy Mountain Retreat!

We had a blast.

Thought I'd share a few pictures of the weekend:

Our three big winners....

Angie won a beautiful prize pack from Scrapbooker's Ranch in Trochu (shown here with store owner, Cindy).

Rose won a fantastic prize package from the Scrap Hut which was full of Zutter products, including a bind-it-all!!!

And... Monica, was our grand prize winner, taking home an amazing prize package with a jam-packed kit from Just Cre8, a beautiful organizer from Best Craft Organizer, an awesome stamp prize package from Tin Box Creations, and a year subscription to Canadian Scrapbooker!!!

Plus, a few fun shots of the weekend:

A peak at the ladies hard at work in my acrylic album class. Great work ladies!

A partial shot of the most raucus, rowdy, absolutely wonderful foursome from Northern Alberta. Sorry Maggie, you seem to have gotten cut off...

Here's the missing Maggie, and Geri packing up. A cover shot for Vogue Scrapbooking if I ever saw one! Only one trolley full of scrapbooking goodies between the two of them, not bad.

The two sweetest sisters, Joanne and Susan. Can't wait to see new baby pictures, Susan!

I'll keep sharing more throughout the week, and if any of you lovely ladies who attended have more pictures, I'd love to see them!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Classes at Mountain Memories

Wow folks, there is an AWESOME line up of classes at Mountain Memories this spring!!!!

If you're in the area, stop in to have a look and sign up. Here are a few pictures of the class demos:


CD Case Album:

Father's Day Card:

Doodling Class:

Is she not the cutest thing? Look at those eyes!

A closer look at some of the great doodling...

And these aren't even all of them!

Seriously, stop in and check them out if you're in Canmore.

And... the retreat starts in less than 72 hours!!!

Oh wait.... there's more... hubby and I just booked a trip to Europe in September!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

More class sneak peaks for the retreat

Here are a few more behind the scenes looks at our great line up of classes for the retreat.

These instructors are fabulous, let me tell you. What a fantastic job, ladies!

Here's Aimee Grenier's class, Be True Album:

and Linnette Gabert's awesome altered paint can class. This would make a perfect mother's day gift. Fill it up with bath goodies, a manicure set, or chocolates and treats to make the perfect homemade gift:

Jackie Ludlage's Family Mantle decoration, with beautiful Melissa Frances paper:

and my canvas class, imagine that, it's Bo Bunny. I'm loving their new lines:

Hope you enjoy!

For all who are coming to the retreat, I have your goodie bags packed up and ready to go, and they're lookin' good. Can't wait to give all of these goodies away to you all. (Not only because I know you'll love what our fabulous sponsors donated, but it will also be nice to have my scrap room back...)

Can't wait to see you in Lake Louise!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Class Peak for the Spring Kick-Off

I have been so productive today! Nothing like a few deadlines to get your creative mojo kicked into high gear.

Here's a little peak at one of the classes I'm teaching this spring at Mountain Memories in Canmore.

Can't show it all, that's for Saturday.

It's a family paper bag album, using Bo Bunny's great Organic line and their We R Family cardstock stickers as well as the new Core-dinations line of cardstock.

Have you seen this stuff yet?? Very cool. The core of the cardstock is a different colour than the outside, so when you tear it, sand it, or distress it, the core colour shows through.

I got a super thick pad full of all the beautiful colours at Scrapbook Eh, and can't wait to play with them all.

After the class kick off, the retreat, and a little downtime, I'm going to dive into that bag of samples and play, play, play!!

Ahhh yes, and after I make the transition into my new job....

That's right, changes everywhere. This is a 'real' job, not a scrappy one. Still with Parks, but I'm taking a one year assignment to write the text for a new website they're creating. Should be really fun. I'm excited for the change of pace and the opportunity to get back to writing.

Another change, and a little congrats shout out to my hubby, Brad, who just passed his corporal's exam!! woot! woot! He had to wait forever for the scores to be posted, so it was a relief to finally hear. I knew he would do well, but he was on the fence. Now he can stop fretting.

As for the rest of our 'family'..... Bailey got a hair cut awhile ago....



Left the playoff beard...

That's about all that's new with him. He doesn't change jobs much. Eat. Sleep. Run. Bounce. Sniff. Scratch. Pee. Repeat.

Hope to see you Saturday!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Mountain Memories Scrapbooking Spring Class Kick-Off!

Everyone who's in Canmore this weekend, come check out the Mountain Memories Scrapbooking Spring Class Kick-Off!

There is a lot going on at Mountain Memories Scrapbooking on Saturday, April 19th and you won't want to miss a thing!

I'm teaching four classes this spring, so all of my projects, as well as the other very talented instructor's projects will be on display all day. Feel free to come down and peruse the great line up of classes and take this opportunity to sign up for some of your favourites.

The celebrations don't stop there! There are a ton of other reasons to stop in and say hello this Saturday:

· Stop by our "Make and Take" table and try your hand at cardmaking
· Enter our Draw for a Mother's Day Spa Gift "Bucket"
· Check out our new products by Basic Grey, Hero Arts, My Mind's Eye, Heidi Swapp, Petaloo, Bo Bunny and more
· Enjoy refreshments while you shop

And a great tip: look for a 15% off coupon in the Rocky Mountain Outlook this week to make the day even better!

Hope to see you there!

If you can't make it Saturday, call Linnette at 403.678.6887 to sign up for the classes you like and guarantee your spot.

Mountain Memories Scrapbooking
#109, 712 Bow Valley Trail
Canmore, Alberta

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Scrapbook Eh! Wholesale Event

What a fabulous weekend!

I must tell you about the Scrapbook Eh! Wholesale Event I went to Friday with my mom. This show was AMAZING!

I saw some friends who I only get to see once a year or so at these things, met a ton of fellow scrappers, and was inspired by some of the industries greatest!

Stacy Julian, founding editor of Simple Scrapbooks magazine and author of Big Picture Scrapbooking, The folks from Fiskars, the fabulous Leica Forrest for Luxe Designs, Making Memories, Hot Off The Press and Layle, from the Scenic Route Paper Co were al there to help inspire, motivate, and challenge us. I found them all so refreshing and informative. I especially enjoyed Stacy Julian's approach to scrapbooking.

What else did this fabulous event entail?

So much more, I can't even begin to tell you, you really must experience it for yourself.

I got to play with the Making Memories Slice, a great new portable cutting tool, see demonstrations on the new programs coming out for the Cricut, got a behind the scenes look at some great new products, and the giveaways.... the giveaways were impressive to say the least.

Seriously, my mom and I both came home with almost more than we can carry. It was like that IKEA commercial, we were yelling, "Start the car! Start the car!" as we ran out of the conference with bags of loot!

And, the rest of the weekend didn't let me down either. I got to spend 2 days with my mom in the city, visited my grandarents and a bunch of family, went skiing, had friends over for a board game night, BBQ'd in the sunshine here in Lake Louise, and had a relaxing morning of movies with my hubby.

I do love to see the sunshine.

Hope you're all doing great, and I'll try and show you some of the goodies we got and the make' n takes we did on Friday!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Scrapbook Savvy Mountain Retreat Class Peak

Hi there,

I thought I'd give you a little peak at what's going on at the retreat!

Check out the website for information on the retreat, it's coming so fast!

We'd love to have you come for the whole weekend, or just for the day. A class pass is available for Saturday so you can take in the classes and the vendors!

Here are a few peaks at the class projects:

A peak at the clear, acrylic friendship album class taught by myself, featuring Cosmo Cricket and Bo Bunny.

This is a great Melissa Frances class taught by Canadian Scrapbooker's co-founder, Jackie Ludlage.

Aimee Grenier's fabulous family recipe book class:

They are all going to be so much fun. Wait until you see these projects up close!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Older and wiser...

There's been a bit of a gap in the posts here, sorry about that. Busy week.

I celebrated my 25th birthday on Monday! A quarter of a century.... sounds soooo old, but so far, I really like 25. I think it will be a good year.

I took the day off work and Brad and I went into Calgary and spent the day shopping, touring around, and just having fun. We also met my grandparents for a birthday lunch, which was great.

Sounds really simple, but it was nice to do things that we never seem to have the time to do.

Sipping a french vanilla cappuccino and browsing through stores at my leisure? A discount at a great local scrapbooking store? A 50% off coupon for Micheals? Birthday money to spend? A Chapters gift certificate? A DQ Oreo Blizzzard? Plus, I got to spend time with some of the people I love most.

Very good day indeed.

Plus, I celebrated again last night and went out for supper and a delicious dessert with a few girlfriends. So fun! I have had a good birthday week, and it continues with a potluck tonight and another supper with friends tomorrow night. What a busy, fun week.

The best part of birthdays is all of the little messages you get from people. Phone calls, emails, facebook wishes, birthday cards... it's really nice to know that people are out there who care that you have a good day. Each one is a little happy spot in the day.

So thanks to everyone who helped make my birthday week so great!

Now, I MUST get some scrapping done!