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Hello Canadian Scrapbooker Friends!!! I’m absolutely thrilled to share with you today! My Name is Daleen Pinder and I have been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for 8 years!  What an AMAZING JOURNEY!   I am SO GRATEFUL that I have found something that I LOVE and I’m PASSIONATE ABOUT!  I love creating and I love sharing it!  I feel that creativity lets you JUST BE – it can take you away!  I know being creative has helped me in so many ways but, the absolute best part is the friendships – sharing with people who all love the same thing is pretty amazing!   I look forward to this opportunity! I’m excited to share with you some of my creations. I love anything glittery, and have the nickname “the glitter queen”!  I love to sew on my creations, which is where my blog name came from Sew  Stampsational! Here is the…

By Christy Riopel I took this shot at a very unusual event last summer. It was a head shaving party for my 16 year old daughter’s best friend. Victoria was diagnosed with cancer and though her prognosis was favourable she would have to undergo treatments and that would mean she could lose her hair. Now as an adult it is easy to say, “Better her hair then her life”, but to a teenage girl it must have been horrifying. SUPPLIES: Stampin’ Up! patterned paper, ink, stamps, pen and adhesives. Not her though, she took charge of the situation and threw a party, and shaved her head. Her courage was amazing and inspiring and this photo was so special to me. It required just the right paper that showed the strength of her heart and the beauty of her face. Using Stampin’ Up! paper and stamps I was able to…

Thinking of You Card by Jayme Loge First the steps: Start by stamping a background onto some cardstock, using waterproof ink. I used Clearsnap’s Archival Dye inks for this step. I stamped two images in the background (the small dots are a Hero Arts for Doodlebug Designs stamp, and the script is by Stampin’ Up!). Next, get ready for some inky fun! I took a used dryer sheet and cut it into 2″ squares, and spritzed them with three colours of Clearsnap  Smooch Spritz. Once they were dry, I mod podged them over top of the background I stamped earlier. Once it was dry, I tore off edges and tied some ribbon around it before attaching it to an embossed background. I punched the butterfly out of a double sided adhesive sheet and applied some Clearsnap glitter to it, then attached it to the ribbon. Last step was stamping…

Welcome to Part 6 of a 10-part series called Where We Scrap, where our bloggers share their scrap space with you.  This week, Jennifer Hottinger-Sloan is sharing her space. Hello, everyone!  Jennifer here with Tuesday with the Team! It is my week to show you where I create.  I decided to make a video as I thought it would be fun to do…well it was more challenging than I thought!  So you will find two videos, my photo card would not do it in one shot.  The lighting is off too, since it was dark out and I apologize in advance for turning the camera on it side at one point!  I am on a major learning curve – someday I will learn how to take a video! Here’s Part I: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUT3afF1x6Y And here’s Part II: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD5GSr7xkAY Ed. note:  If you don’t see the videos above, please click here for Part…

Welcome to Part 5 of a 10-part series called Where We Scrap, where our bloggers share their scrap space with you.  This week, Jodi Wilton is sharing her space. Hi everyone! Today I am going to give you a glimpse of my small scrapbook room (or closet like room!)  I am fortunate enough to have a space to myself, which wasn’t always the case! As my love for the hobby grew, so did my scrapbook supplies, and what was once an office, slowly turned into a complete scrappy space for me.  The room is very small (7 X 8 feet at the most!) but I have tried to make the most of the space I have. I have literally occupied as much wall space that I can. If I knew that this was going to be a scrapbook space when I moved in, I think I would have painted it a…

Welcome to Part 4 of a 10-part series called Where We Scrap, where our bloggers share their scrap space with you.  This week, Connie Nichol is sharing her space. I don’t have a fancy place to scrap but I am grateful to have my own little corner of the house to make a creative mess. When I started to scrapbook about 11 years ago after baby #2 was born, the only available spot in the house was in the basement next to the chest freezer. So, I put a table next to the freezer and worked on that. Of course over time the table filled up with ‘stuff’, so I used it more for storage and did my actual scrapbooking on top of the freezer. I vastly prefer to scrap standing up, especially when I am stamping, so this works perfectly except when somebody wants something from the freezer (“Mom, can…

Welcome to Part 3 of a 10-part series called Where We Scrap, where our bloggers share their scrap space with you.  This week, Karen Ellis is sharing her space. Hi everyone! My Studio Space is not located in my home. I work and do all my designing (with the exception of a sketch book I keep in my purse) in my working studio in Cambridge – The Art House Studio. I love my studio!! Lots of windows and all decked out in my favourite colours – it couldn’t make me happier! I am currently at CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) Trade Show in California with fellow Canadian Scrapbooker peeps Cathie and Connie and co-founders Jackie and Katharina so I can’t take “right now” pics for ya BUT… here’s a little video I took of the studio when I moved into is this fall. You can view the video here: The Art…

Welcome to Part 2 of a 10-part series called Where We Scrap, where our bloggers share their scrap space with you.  This week, Sue Sykes is sharing her space. Hello everyone!!  Hope you had a wonderful holiday season! I’m excited to share my studio photos with you today.  You see, we recently started renovating my studio.  And by recently, I mean two years ago.  Yep, it was certainly a LONG project, but I finally managed to get it done and put back together (with a few aesthetics touches to finish). The first thing we did was tear down the wall and install French doors.  Like Jayme, I felt too isolated from my family when scrapping.  My studio is off of our rec room downstairs – these French doors open all the way in so when I want to connect with my family, I can open them up! As you can…

ETA:  So sorry for the delay, everyone!  The holiday messed up my calendar – I thought TOMORROW was Tuesday! 🙁 Today, we’re starting a new blog series, called Where We Scrap.  Over the next 10 weeks, our bloggers will share their scrapping spaces with you.  With the new year, maybe you’ll find some ideas to help with your resolution of keeping your scrap space organized! 🙂 ~ Sue My Scrapbook Space by Jayme Loge  Happy New Year Scrapbookers! I wish you health, happiness and love for 2013 :0) I am the lucky lady that gets to start off our new blog series on our scrapbook spaces.  My space has been through many, many transformations and adaptations, but the current set up is one I love. It is right in the middle of our family room, and is a space I share with my daughter’s toys, and all our family activities.…

For those of you that know me – you gotta know that I live breath and pretty much can not survive without COFFEE!!!! Canvas Corp is a company after my own heart!!!!! Check this out The fine people over at Canvas Corp have a paper line dedicated to coffee!!! Jump right on over to their blog and check it out!!!! While your there have a look at some of the AMAZING Mixed Media Canvas art – like this one from Jamie Fill up your coffee cup and enjoy! Click HERE! Have an awesome day