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

The VERY CRAZY TALENTED Leica Forrest will be teaching classes at The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival in BC this weekend. Leica is full of energy and TONS of ideas.  If you are in Abbotsford – be sure to take one of her classes – you will have a BLAST!

For those of you attending the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival in Abbotsford, BC April 16th – 17th, be sure to take one of Cari Locken’s classes. Here is a sneak peak of one of them!  Cari is such a great person – we are extremely lucky to have her on our team.  In fact – Cari was one of our first Design Team members and has been with Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine ever since.  We love you Cari! For details on the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival visit our website!  These events are so much fun – lots of shopping and lots of scrapbooking! Besides vanilla latte’s – what else is there????????? LOL! Have a great evening everyone!