Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Upcoming Class - Double Page Layout

Coming up on January 13th, 2010 at 7pm at Legends arena

or send me an email at Cathy@thecropstop.org

to sign up for this class: Playing In The Snow Double Page layout

You'll get a lot of supplies with your package, plus instructions included in your package. This layout is from the Eskimo Kisses line from BasicGrey, and there is quite a bit of supplies left over. With a few extra pieces of coordinating cardstock you could easily make another one or two layouts, or cards with your "scraps". You get the whole chipboard alphabet package, plus an entire package of Boxer buttons, as well as all the 12X12 papers included in the layout.

Cost is 25$

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Scrapbook and Cards Magazine Winter Issue

The winter issue of Scrapbook and Cards is on it's way and will be available in the store on December 11th!

They have articles on using glitter, beautiful multi-photo layouts, home holiday decor, seasonal layouts, cards, gifts and more. There is absolutely something for every level of papercrafter!

As always, this is a free gift from our store if you spend 20$ or more before taxes and shipping.
There are limited quantities, so get yours before they run out!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pics from the All Day - November 15th, 2009

We had a great time during the All Day! It was my first time hosting one outside of my own home, and they day went by so fast - I couldn't believe it!
The girls were all great, a very friendly and personable bunch - all helping each other and sharing tools! I couldn't have asked for a better group to scrap with, as I even managed to do some work of my own on my calendars.
I'm looking forward to hosting it again, possibly the last Sunday in January of 2010.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Crop Stop: All Day Scrapbooking

The Crop Stop: All Day Scrapbooking

All Day Scrapbooking

I am really looking forward to my 2nd annual All Day Scrapbooking event! This year the numbers are up more than double from last year and we are at a larger facility.
It's November 15th, from 9:30am to 4:30pm and it's 35$ to join. Send me an email at Cathy@thecropstop.org to hold your place.
I'm really busy this week finalizing all the details from the loot bags to the food, and of course the door prizes!
The 25 Days of Christmas Line by My Little Yellow Bicycle has arrived and I am holding onto it until the All Day is over, as I don't have a large amount of supplies and I think they will go rather quickly.
Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Strawberry Picking

I had a blast this year with my youngest daughter's first time picking strawberries. I decided not to be as uptight as I have been in the past with my older children, and enjoy her happiness at eating all those warm, tasty strawberries! It turns out that a lot of people thought she was cute leaving the strawberry patch with that messy face, she received a lot of smiles and giggles as she was heading back to the van with us.

I used the Breaking Free line from My Mind's Eye - the "Sweet Butterfly Kisses" papers, the "All Girl" frame, and the "Sweet" title. For the letters, I loved the way the blue letters from my BasicGrey Marrakesch line matched the blue in the papers, so those are what I used and I outlined them with my black pen from American Crafts so they popped out a little more.

Monday, August 17, 2009

My Little Yellow Bicycle: Baby Safari: Our Sweet Girl layout

This layout was designed by Renee Foss, and it is really cute! I obviously have not yet placed my pictures on the layout, but I will be adding them shortly. The card that goes with this kit is also very cute.
The kits are available at my online scrapbooking store if you are interested in making exactly as shown. It includes full packages of all the embellishments shown, which leaves a lot of leftovers - which I love, for making more cards or even extra layouts.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Fancy Pants: Kraft Kuts

My layout for the boys that I was inspired to do after I saw something similar in a magazine. I used the Fancy Pants Kraft Kuts papers - Be Dotted, and the Arrow Half Bracket Die Cut paper laid on top of Prism cardstock Tawny Light. Unfortunately for those of you who are really looking closely, you'll notice that I did put the right side page upside down.....oops! I find it hard to get layouts for teenage boys that capture their personalities - they don't very often let you take pictures of them anymore, and they don't play in the sandbox, so what is there to do?? The layout that I borrowed this idea from had a great idea for the journalling - it was about things that I have learned about since I was the Mom of boys. I put down some of the video game names, some of the songs that they listen to, a couple of terms of their slang that they think is so cool. I am still in the process of thinking of additional journalling, so I do plan on filling out that page!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

School Days Layout

I have thought about how to keep my children's school year memories all-together in one spot, and yet be able to fit it all into a two-page 12x12 layout so it will fit into my scrapbook.
I came across this idea and worked on it to suit my style, and hold the keepsakes that I was interested in. It has plastic paper protectors stapled and overlapped on each other, which is where I put report cards, art, some of my daughters projects that she worked on, as well as awards. I used the Karen Foster Textbook Doodles papers, and the diecuts were done with my cricut.

New Layout Ideas with My Mind's Eye

Using the "Summer" Collection from My Mind's Eye Breaking Free paper line, I was inspired to capture our day at Canada's Wonderland. The colours are bright and fun, and reflected our enjoyment at the park that day!
For this layout, I used 3 of the "Summer" Roller Coaster papers (they are double sided, and I used the third one for cutting out my title and backing the photos on the left side of the layout), the "Summer" frame transparency for the main photo on the left side of the layout, and the "Summer" title.