Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
This morning I was up before the sun (which up here right now means about 8:30am) to teach a card class to some highschool students at Dene High. My close friend Denise teaches a Functional Intergrated Program which is a program that teaches life skills. She asked me to come in and do some Valentine's stuff with the kids for the better part of the morning. It took us all a while to get going but boy, when we started busting out the fancy paper and bling, these kids really started to shine. We did a bunch of embossing which everyone (even the crazy teacher) caught onto really quickly. In just one demonstration the kids were manning the embossing gun themselves. Check out some of the mad talent in these rookie papercrafters:
And we even got the teacher and tutor in on things!
Denise (Oops, I mean Ms. Dewling)
Again, I have to thank a whole bunch of people for sending donations of scrapbooking supplies... from the SISters and MISters at Scrap In Style to all sorts of scrapbookers right across the country courtesy of the amazing layout Leica Forrest did about us for Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine in the Winter 2007/2008 issue. The call for supplies they put out has kept a steady stream of packages arriving every couple of weeks. This is how these programs stay running. THANK-YOU!!! For the first year I did the card making classes at both the elementary and highschool and I used all my own supplies...things were getting a little slim! But with the absolute outpouring of generosity I've not only stepped up the card classes but the Great White Scrapbooking Program is going strong (HUGE Thank-you to Dayna and Denise for all their help this week!) and the adult and family craft classes at Dene K'oe have started. I am really looking forward to seeing what happens this summer...I have MONSTER plans for an inner city scrapbooking program in Saskatoon. Stay tuned...you never know what I'll come up with next!
Monday, February 11, 2008
I hope the girls at Fire & Ice Designs don't mind that I lifted these pictures off their site!!! I just loved them. Read about the concept of the Build a Book...I love the idea. I'm hoping to be doing a lot more clear albums with their great tips! And who doesn't love Prima??? I think they have a wonderful thing going there. Way to go!
So don't be afraid to try new things. They may not be your regular scrap style and you may feel uncomfortable with using new lines, new products or completely new tools or adhesive but branch out! You never know where this crazy artform is going to take you! Mine is taking me to CHA. Someday.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
I seriously thought it hadn't been that long since I had blogged. Apparently my sense of time is a little warped. I have been busy...really I have. Not just pregnant eating busy but truly busy with things that need to get done which is a blessing because it means I'm still mobile enough to finish projects! I am doing SO much better than with my first pregnancy so if I'm not sitting at the computer I am going to rejoice because it means I'm still on my feet! A few things I've been working on:
Had fondue with the girls (and the little boys) on Thursday night. Fondue should be a food group.
Actual scrapbooking projects...
I am plugging away at my son's first year album right now. He's three. Yeah, I know. But it's my goal to have it done by the end of the month. Keep me accountable PLEASE!!! Bug me, pester me, e-mail me! Are you done yet Kate? Did you scrapbook today Kate? How's the album coming Kate?! I'm doing pretty good, especially since I've been scrapjacking Christine Middlecamp for a few layouts. She's somewhat hard to jack because of all the great layered elements in her work but she definitely gives me the inspiration and general direction to go in.
I can't claim that they look anything like her work but I'm extremely pleased with them. Here's one I love.
Just a side note: I seriously didn't mean for there to be a huge "BS" in the title, those just happened to be the Thickers I had available. SIGH.
And the layout that inspired it.
Check out Christine's gallery on Scrap In Style TV.
Other than that...the weather has been horrendously cold and all classes have been cancelled unfortunately. Monday the kids class starts again and hopefully we'll have almost everyone there. We haven't had a proper class since before Christmas because of this insane cold and I've been trying to get a group photo so I can do a layout as a thank-you to Canadian Scrapbooker for publishing us. I'll get there eventually...Scrap Happy everyone!