Bazzill Basics Paper


Happy Tuesday Canadian Scrapbookers! Welcome to my blog post showing a little of what is on my scrap table. I picked up some papers and stickers from the Simple Stories fall collection called ‘Pumpkin Spice’  When I picked them up, it hadn’t snowed yet, and I was feeling the urge to scrapbook some of my fall pictures. Here is what I came up with:    Thankful for Sunsets SUPPLIES: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Stickers: Simple Stories; Journaling Pen: Creative Memories   You Warm My Heart SUPPLIES:  Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Stickers: Simple Stories; Embossing Powder, Mica Flakes: Stampendous; Chipboard: Southern Ridge Trading Co.; Trim: May Arts Can I just say how much I love not very good camera phone selfies with that sunburst? I take an embarrassing number of them, but I feel like the day is just shining down on me! Maybe one day I will make a layout with a…

T’is the season of reflection – being grateful, being thankful and simply saying THANK YOU! For the next few weeks we will be posting THANK YOU cards featuring products from all our sponsors of the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals this past Sept in Calgary and Edmonton!  We are so grateful and thankful for all they do for everyone in the scrapbooking industry! Today’s card is designed by Jayme Loge and features Kaisercraft, Viva Décor and The Crafter’s Workshop SUPPLIES: Bazzill Basics Paper cardstock, Kaisercraft patterned paper, The Crafter’s Workshop stencil, Viva Décor Inka Gold, May Arts Ribbon twine, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Clearsnap ink. THANK YOU once again – we truly appreciate all you have done for us!

Happy Tuesday everyone! I am wrapping my head around the fact that fall is upon us and summer 2015 is in the books. As always, we hit the ground running at the beginning of September with the start up of all our activities. With summer fading fast, I really enjoyed pulling out a few favourite summer memories and getting them onto scrapbook paper! I hope you enjoy them too. The first is a layout I created using a photo from summer 2014. I love the look of uncertain amazement on my daughter’s face as she realized that the dragonfly actually came to rest on her outstretched finger! It was a perfect symbol of hope and light for her as she wrestled with feelings of unsettledness about our impending move. Supplies Used: Patterned Paper, stickers: Kaisercraft; Punches: Creative Memories, Stampin’ Up!; Letters: American Crafts; Die Cuts: Heidi Swapp; Acrylic Shape: Harmonie…

In the Fall 2015 issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine – we have a feature on crockpots! Don’t miss this feature as well as tons more in our current issue – CLICK HERE to get your copy today! Here is a little taste of what you will see Layout designed by Tracy McLennon from Truro, Nova Scotia SUPPLIES: Bazzill Basics Paper cardstock, Graphic 45 patterned paper, May Arts ribbon, EK Success and BasicGrey alphabet stickers. Tracy used the graphic 45 Home Sweet Home collection as the base of her layout. We would like to thank  for being one of our We seriously have the best sponsors!!!! THANK You – graphic 45! YOU ARE ALL INVITED to attend!!!! Visit our website CLICK HERE for all the details!!! Don’t miss out!!

Happy Spring, everyone!  Even if Mother Nature is not co-operating in some areas of our country… 🙂 Today I wanted to share a quick Easter treat box that we made up in just a few minutes.  And yes, I said WE… Every time my 10-year old daughter hears my Silhouette singing, her Pavlovian instinct kicks in and she comes running to help!  Which is awesome, because you know, a family that crafts together… usually ends up with twice as much stuff!! 🙂 We used this adorable Lori Whitlock cut file from the Silhouette Store to create the box, stuffed it full of Easter grass and some marshmallow eggs (my favourite!) and voilà!  Easy Peasy Cute and Squeezy! 🙂 Supplies used:  Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine; Lori Whitlock cut file; Bazzill Basic Paper cardstock; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares. Thanks for visiting! Cheers! To view this and more of Sue’s designs,…

Hello Canadian Scrapbookers! Happy  DAY AFTER St. Patrick’s Day!!!! To honor the 25% of my genetic makeup that is Irish, I decided to create a St. Patrick’s day layout for the blog. But because I am the curious sort, I had to find out why this day dedicated to leprechaun tricks and green beer even exists. Turns out St. Patrick was a 5th century fellow who had some rather interesting adventures! British by birth, he was captured by pirates and sent to Ireland as a slave. Good fortune smiled on him, and he escaped 6 years later, after hearing voices tell him a ship was waiting to take him home. He became a cleric like his father and grandfather before him and returned to Ireland to minister to the people there. I guess they loved that because he was made a saint and he is celebrated with some solemnity there.…

Hi, Connie here today. This layout was inspired by the February sketch in the Canadian Scrapbooker It’s a Sketchy Challenge and the new Kaisercraft Shine Bright collection. The latter turned up in my mailbox as part of the latest Scrap Shotz monthly kit and the colours were so striking – bright yellow and black and gray – perfect for some older soccer photos in my collection. I knew I wanted to create a soccer ball to use as the circular element suggested by the February sketch and quickly realized that my Sizzix Eclips2 electronic die cutting machine could make that soccer ball an easy thing. I simply googled ‘soccer svg’ and found a lovely free soccer ball cut file on the internet.   I imported the file into Ecal (the software used with the Eclips2) sized it appropriately and then cut it out on a couple of different colours…

Hello everyone!  Can you believe that it’s already Feb 3rd?  2015 is flying by! A few days ago, I posted the February sketch in our Sketchy gallery.  In case you aren’t familiar with our monthly sketch challenge, let me be the first to enlighten you!  Each month, I create a sketch and post it in a new section in our challenge gallery.  Each month has its’ own gallery which contains the monthly sketches, along with lots of inspiration from our talented team members and readers! Quick tip:  If you want to see all of the sketches at once, you can find them HERE in my gallery. This month, the sketch features a single photo but you can easily adjust this sketch to suit multiple photos by simply enlarging the circle elements and adding more photos.  In honour of Valentine’s Day and its’ theme of love, I created this layout using…

I am drawn to books like a thirsty traveler to an oasis. I read every night before bed and if I can’t for some reason, I have a difficult time settling into sleep.  I love the tactile feel of the pages and have not yet adapted to digital formats like my husband.  I love the look of text flowing across a page and disappearing into another time and place. It took several years of marriage before I could convince my husband that when I was reading, I was ‘doing something’ and that he did not need to leap to my rescue by pointing out other entertainments or ‘things to do.” I come by it honestly. My mom is a reader and in fact has a couple of rooms in her house filled with books. I remember her getting a box of books every month from some far off library, and…

Enjoy Local Scrapbook Activities A few times a year, which is all I can squeeze into my schedule, I take great pleasure in attending an evening crop or class at a local scrapbook store.   I usually try to round up a few friends, but I don’t mind going by myself either.  It is just lovely to be surrounded by fellow scrapbookers and their creative energy while working on a project uninterrupted by the details of home.  I always meet some new people and learn some new things.  Inspiration is everywhere! I am lucky enough to live in an area that has a number of scrapbook stores within a reasonable driving distance.  Treasured Memories, in Edmonton, has late night crops running throughout the year and often has special themed weekend crops.  These typically include dinner, dessert and many snacks, goodie bags,  door prizes and a photo booth.   I was able to…

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