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This is where I spend most of my days! This is the computer station on my desk and were I spend most of my time working!  Today I was going through final edits with Jennifer before she sends the Summer issue to our printer in Winnipeg.  I have both a working copy and a digital pdf of the magazine on the go while I edit.  Although I love looking on the screen – I still am a hard copy kinda gal! Nothing beats print quality! Here you can see a surprise that you will find in the Summer issue – a new section for recipes! If you have a favourite recipe – scrapbook it and send it to us @ submissions@canadianscrapbooker.ca Eating and Scrapbooking – well that is heaven for me!

Man oh Man – Time flies!  My youngest turned 7 years old yesturday! Liam had our traditional donut cake!  This is a HUGE hit in our house!!! Everyone loves donuts! The rest of his birthday was inspired by the MUST SEE movie – How to Train Your Dragon We just went to see this movie in IMAX and absolutely fell in love with it.  It was the first time Hannah, Hayden and Liam have ever been to an IMAX film and they were shocked and thrilled!  I had such a big smile just watching Liam as things popped out of the screen at him! Viking armor was a huge hit and enough was purchased for us all to play outside afterwards!  Madeline was one of the dragons chasing everyone – that was hilarious!  Wish I had a picture to share of that! Here is Liam all ready to go!!!! Here…

The Summer issue has officially gone for it’s final copy edit to our amazing copy editor Frances Purslow.  She does such an awesome job – thank you Frances! Lori Mancini designed the cover layout for us using an awesome photo from Tracey Kendall.  Thank you so much ladies for sharing your talent with us! I can hardly wait to lay in the green grass by the beach!!! How about you guys! BRING ON SUMMER I say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have an awesome day everyone.

I have recieved a few emails about the storage containers we use on our Web Shows.  These are from Neatnix is a fun company that offers storage solutions for all kinds of crafting.  On our set we used The Square Stuff Bucket with black and white swirls. This holds just about everything! Honestly it does!  It is perfect for your desk allowing you to have all your essential supplies at arms reach.  It costs around 18.00$! A great price. We also used these cubbies. They are awesome for cardstock, stamps, mini albums – whatever.  Each of them cost individually around 8.00 – 12.00$ depending on the size you are purchasing. All their products come in a wide array of colours and patterns – adding to your scrap room decor! Check them out for yourself!

Connie Nichol has been with Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine since the very beginning. I still remember sitting in my basement having coffee and planning each of the sections! Seems like just yesturday Not only is Connie an absolute gem to work with – through the years she has become a forever friend!  Thank you Connie for everything! I love this photo of Connie and her two gorgeous little boys! I hope you are smiling this big all day today as you celebrate your 25th 😉 birthday!

Tomorrow I am heading to Calgary for a photo shoot with my partner in crime Katharina.  Every once and awhile we need to update our photos for various media type things.  Really and truly NOT one of my favourite things to do – I actually dread it!!!!! But it needs to be done. This gorgeous lady – Allison Orthner – Makes taking my photo much less painful! Allison is so creative and personable that she can even get a good photo of me – and that is challenge!!!!!!! If you ever have the opportunity to take a photography class with Allison – please do so. She really takes the complicated stuff right out of it and will have you taking awesome photos in no time at all. Wish me luck everyone!

myStamp Box is a  fantastic Canadian stamp Company that you definately have to check out. I found this awesome tutorial on their blog to create a 3D effect in seconds! Click here to see how to create the butterfly on this card – your going to be amazed at how easy it is! Have a wonderful Saturday everyone! Edited – My apologies to Cherie Nymeyer for not including that she designed this gorgeous card. Sorry Cherie and thank you for sharing your talent with us.

If you are in the Kitchener area – be sure to stop by ScrapFest!  This is an awesome event that Lisa Sales Furtney puts on each year. She just does such an awesome job! There is a market place, a crop area and a ton of great classes!  Our very own Cathie Allan, Sue Sykes and Lara Brooks are just a few of the teachers that will be sharing their talents with anyone who decides to take a class – be sure to check it out.  Connie Nichol will also be at ScrapFest this year! Stop by the Canadian Scrapbooker booth and say hello! Here is a fun photo we took last year at ScrapFest! That beautiful lady right in the front with the white shirt on is Cathie Allan:) For those of you wondering – YES – Cathie ALWAYS has that much fun! Have a great Thursday everyone