Sunday, October 01, 2006

10/1 Halloween Cards

For those of you who know me I just love Halloween, I had a great time making these cards using the CTMH-Spooktacular Kit and the September-stamp of the month.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Garage Sale or Swap

Last month we invited the group to bring their gently use or un-used scrapbooking and stamping items to sale or swap during our Crop. Even if, the group was smaller then usual it was a success. Our next session, we will be setting up one table at each Crop, so bring your stuff...

Monday, July 03, 2006

Die Hard Scrappers

June 25th, 2006 was our last crop for this session. It was a beautiful Sunday very hard to pack up your stuff and crop for the entire day. The Die Hard Scrappers were there, it's easy to crop on wet, cold days but only a few will come on a beautiful sunny day. Here's to you ladies, enjoy your summer see you in September.

Angela's Make & Take

Last May Angela Martins sales consultant for CTMH (Close To My Heart) came to showcase her wonderful acrylic stamps and paper collection. This is the workshop we did using a variety of techniques and products.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Michelle's Make and Take

I'm a little slow on this one but I thought it would be nice to show off the two pages made at our February's Make&Take with Michelle. These pages were made using Stampin'Up products, card stock, ribbons, stamps etc... Michelle feel free to edit this post and add the techniques used for these pages.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Ultrasound page for Jasmine

One year ago I started my scrapbooking journey and I'm glad to say I'm still going strong. This is my youngest daughter's page using once again the SU stamp set Stardust, same embossing technique and bleaching. I'm trying to keep their books similar but at the same time unique to each. This page was completed at our last crop.

Ultrasound page for Jade

This is my very first scrapbook page made at the Blackburn community centre. I started my oldest daughter's scrapbook last year. This pages was made using SU products. The main theme is Suns & Moons. I used the Stardust stamp set with embossing ink and then bleached the centre of the moon, cool effect.

Monday, April 10, 2006

The Twins Turn Two!

How's THAT for an illiteration? My friend, Marilyn's twins are turning 2 this weekend, so I made them each a card. I was able to use those paper doll things that I've had for AGES! I had the cowboy one, but was able to make the other one a cowgirl by making her an outfit like the boy one. I think they turned out so cute!

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Diane Bertrand's contest entry for April

Diane is unable to post to our blog but she can still participate. Please enjoy her scrapbook page for this month's entry. Diane has been working on a beautiful scrapbook for her grand daughter, now that's a great Grandmother. Good job and good luck!

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Happy Father's Day

I made this Father's Day card for a class:

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Our Sponsor for the Month of April

As previously stated here are the details on our Sponsor for the month of April. I'm sure you already know but if you don't THERE'S A NEW SCRAPBOOKING STORE IN TOWN.... I had the pleasure of meeting Colleen Gendron this past Monday at her new store. The store looks great with wonderful NEW stuff. Colleen was gracious enough to give us 3 $25.00 dollars gift certificates and I purchased an additional $15.00 dollar gift certificate for 1st $ 2nd place prizes in our April's contest. Don't forget you have until April 22nd to enter to win, good luck and thank-you Colleen. Good luck with your new store!

Blackburn Scrappers

Blackburn Scrappers

Good morning all. I just figured out how to login here and thought I would drop a note and say hi. I really enjoyed the day on Sunday and hopefully this keeps me motivated until next month. I will ask my husband to show me how to post pictures of cards and pages so I too can share them with you all.


Monday, March 27, 2006


You did a wonderful job Julie. It looks great!!! By the way, Bonne FĂȘte!!!
Your pumpkins are wonderful. Great work girls!!!! I can't wait to see more of your artwork.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

March 26th - CROP

I just wanted to say, how nice it was to see all of you... Special thanks to my GOOD FRIEND Tania for the wonderful chocolate cake, getting older is always easier with lots of chocolate.
That being said, please e-mail me your up coming Birthday and I will add it to our calendar. I hope you all had a great day, I know I did. See you next month.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Birthday card for my SIL

My sister-in-law loves to check her horoscope all the time and truly believes in the zodiac. So for her birthday card, I did one with my new zodiac stamp set (by Tin Can stamps). It's acrylic with each of the zodiac signs and the name of the sign - cool!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Hello Everyone!

I just logged in and thought I would say hello!

- Marlene

Cindy found her way

Hi all, Glad to be apart of this...won't be posting much at first....gotta get my butt working bit better before I can sit at computer for anymore than 10 min. Look forward to Chattin w/ you all.

Cheers, Cindy

Another birthday, another card...

My latest card done with CTMH (Close to my Heart) paper and stamps. A nice masculine theme. Inside it says - "Getting old is for the birds"

My last 2 page layout - golf theme

OK - I have managed to get the pictures from my san disk ONTO my computer so I can post the last 2 page layout that I did. Here it is:

I used bazill (cardstock), Karen Foster (golf and plaid paper), DieCuts with a view paper for the mats and the word "tournament" and Karen Foster golf stickers. For the journalling (the golf ball on a tee beside the words "sand trap") I used Microsoft Word and found a clipart of the golf ball and tee, softened the black to grey, added text for journalling, printed it off on vellum, cut around the edge and attached with Xyron.

Note: I am NOT a golfer. This was a work tournament and I was the official photographer.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Gail's first post

This is my very first post in a blog. Thanks, Julie for setting this up!

I did a couple of scrapbooking related things this week. I finished a 2-page spread, made a retirement card, shopped at "Cindy's Store" at Suzanne's and was at Endless Memories today.

I will try to post pics of my layout and card.

Well looks like I can only post the card right now. Will try the layouts later.

On the card above, the word Time and the clock was done in Microsoft Word. The number 2 is a stamp, the word retire is a dymo label and Guy was stamped with an alphabet stamp. The black patterned paper is Provo Craft but I can't remember what brand the red patterned paper is.

Julie's first post - Black Pumpkins

Every Halloween I try to create something different, the internet is a great source of information. This idea comes from the greatest crafter of all "Martha Stewart". Based on the 2005 October issue of Martha Stewart Living it showed how to create these wonderful black Pumpkins. You simply spray paint them with acrylic paint, the trick is to keep our Pumpkins inside in a dry and some what warm place, this is to ensure that the exterior skin is not wet or damp. The paint won't sick otherwise.

I sprayed them outside on a sunny autumn day and left them to dry overnight in the garage. The next evening I craved them out using a template from that same magazine. You need to crave them after painting them. That's how you get the orange skin to show up. Tip: the best Pumpkins to use are the smaller baking ones, their skin or meat as I like to call it, is a nice bright orange colour. The bigger ones are usually more white or light orange in colour.

I had lots of great comments, the adults trick or treaters really loved them.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Welcome to our Blackburn Scrapbook Blog

I think this might be fun, most of you already now about blogs especially if you have Teens... It's a great way to share information. This is what I know about blogs, you can post short story, links, share photos. It can also be used as an electronic diary. As a srapper/crafter we often find other use for things. I thought we could use this a our own sort of web-page to share our experiences. I will invite each of you to post to this blog. Gail I will encourage you to post our wonderful card template, Suzane I would love to see you share some of those small books you make. As you can see this is a great tool to share our talents. I was even thinking of getting you to post your pages, cards, books and we could vote on the best one of the month. I would come up with prizes to make it more interesting. I thought we could post a variety of things that would be of interest to this group.