Thursday, November 01, 2007

Z-Fold Cards

I found instructions for the Z-Fold card on Beate's blog. You can find it HERE.

Monday, October 22, 2007

October Crop pictures

We had a small, but very enthusiastic group on Sunday. I think all of us got a lot accomplished. For example, Jan created these beautiful treat bags out of envelopes...they will be used as place settings for a Christmas dinner.

Gail created this outstanding Halloween card with the Happy haunting stamp set from CTMH.

I completed only one layout and a few cards, but I did spend over an hour schlepping to and from Michael's...the first trip to shop, and the second trip to go back and get a bag the cashier forgot to give me!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Sale Table!

hey, you scrappers! Don't forget, we can set up a sale table for all your extra scrapping items you no longer use. We can do this at every crop if you like.
see you on the 21st!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Look at the pretty card Barb made for me! I love the bright colours!
I'm glad you are cropping with us, Barb!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Love Halloween?

then check out my friend Simone's new blog The Witches' Cauldron!

Friday, August 31, 2007

Last Day of August!

Man, I can't believe this is the last weekend of summer! Well, technically, Fall doesn't start til the 21st, but Labour Day weekend always feels like the last weekend of summer.
I have uploaded the crop dates on the blog's sidebar. I am hoping that more Blackburn Scrappers, other than me and Julie, will start using this blog! You can upload artwork, cool links, sketches, whatever you want!
See you on the 23rd!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

I love pastels and black together!

I used Cool Caribbean, Pixie Pink and Lavendar Lace (SU) and offset it with black. I love the combination!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

I broke down...

After seeing Julie's gorgeous page made with this paper and stamp set, I broke down and bought it!
Card is 5.5" x 5.5" (square).

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Friend To Friend

I love this set from CTMH called Friend To Friend. I think these animals are so adorable!
The colours are awesome together! Desert Sand, Cranberry, and Chocolate. I stamped the flowers, cut them out, and added chocolate and bamboo brads.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Only Orange

The challenge issued by Cardvaarks was to use only orange...I offset it with black.
CS: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black (SU)
Stamps: Jungle Leaves, In The Wild (CTMH)
Acc: black brads, pop dots (SU)

Monday, April 30, 2007

The LAST Crop!

ACK! Sunday, May 6th is our last get together for 3 whole months! I hope you can make it! I know some of you cannot due to previous scrapping plans. I hope to see the rest of you ladies, though! I just love these monthly crops! I love getting new ideas, seeing new and different products, looking at your work...and occaisionally actually getting my own work done! LOL!
We will begin our next session in September, so don't for get to contact Sandi or Julie to register!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Let's Get Together!

I absolutely LOVE this new paper from CTMH! It's called Let's Get Together and is available in the new Summer catalogue. This is for the sketch ckallenge over at Splitcoaststampers.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

ScrapFest Ottawa 2007

ScrapFest in Ottawa is being hosted at the Nepean Sportsplex on Friday, May 25th and Saturday, May 26th, 2007.

This event will start off with a ScrapFest Crop Party on Friday night from 5-11pm. This event is sponsored by Scrapbooking Cafe who will supply all the tools you need for your layouts (Sizzix, Cricut, Big Shot, QuicKutz, Pazzles, trimmers and more).

The cost for the Crop Party is $25 and these can be purchased on their website This includes a "Crop Bag" filled with scrapbooking goodies, awesome prizes, games, layout contests, yummy treats, admission to the ScrapFest marketplace on Saturday, May 26th an appearance by Vicki Boutin, one of Canada's leading scrapbooking experts. See her most recent work on the cover of Making Memories (March 2007) and Canadian Scrapbooker Spring Issue (pg 70).

Saturday, May 26th is the ultimate scrapbooking shopping experience with over 30 stores to shop from. Wristbands for Saturday are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. There will be demonstrations, make 'n takes, awesome prizes, and more. For a list of stores selling wristbands and a list of stores attending ScrapFest in Ottawa, please visit their website at

There will also be a great lineup of classes. Vicki Boutin will be teaching three classes at ScrapFest in Ottawa. Check back soon for more details on these classes and registration. You won't want to miss out on learning from one of Canada's best!!


Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Gail's CAT scrapbook pages

Sorry it took so long to post it, I'm not sure if I like the pages or the cat more, very cute cat....

Christmas Ex-Change

Better late then never, simply click on the photo to see the complete slide show... Enjoy!

I'm not that good I have a very supportive Hubby

Monday, February 19, 2007

Gabrielle is HERE

The Birth of a new Family
Please meet Baby GABRIELLE - daughter of Tania Quevillon

It is with great pleasure, that I am announcing the birth of Gabrielle Quevillon-Cyr, this wonderful little girl was born on Sunday– February 18th, 2007 @ 12:24am. She weighed 7lbs-8-1/2oz (3.570kg). She looks a lot like her Daddy. However, she has her mother's hands/fingers. No doubt she’ll be a future scrapbooker. The family, Dad, Mom and Baby are all doing great.

I meet her for the first time today, Mom is very happy and Dad is a wonderful helper, the three were very calm and bonding, a wonderful thing to see. She hasn’t cry yet…. Perhaps her true CYR character will come out once they are in the privacy of their own home. More stories and news will follow.

La naissance d'une nouvelle famille
Voici bébé GABRIELLE - petite fille de votre amie Tania Quevillon

C'est avec grands plaisirs que je vous annonce la naissance de Gabrielle Quevillon-Cyr, cette petite fille merveilleuse est née dimanche le 18 février 2007 @ 24:24. Elle pesait 7lbs-8-1/2oz (3.570kg). Elle ressemble beaucoup à son papa. Cependant, elle a les mains/doigts de sa mère. Aucun doute qu’elle sera une future scrapbookeuse. Tous la famille, papa, maman et bébé vont bien.
J’ai eu le grand plaisir de faire sa connaissance aujourd’hui, maman est très contente et papa aide beaucoup, les trois sont très calme et heureux. Elle n’a pas encore pleuré…. Peut-être qu’elle garde son p’tit caractère de CYR pour la maison. Histoire et nouvelle à suivre.

Border Quote - Simple Pleasures

I found this great book " Embellished EMOTIONS for Scrapbookers" and knew just what picture to use. This page was done using CTMH Simple Pleasures paper packet and stickeases. Jade was 4 year old and not wanting to stand still for one more picture.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Saturday, February 10, 2007

2 cards I did at the February Crop

Here are 2 birthday cards. One masculine and one feminine.

  • paper (both patterned and cardstock) - Diecuts with a View
  • flowers - prima
  • alphabet stamps - MSE (My Sentiments Exactly)
  • ink - CTMH (Close to my Heart)


  • patterned paper - Sandy Lion
  • cardstock - unknown
  • antique car stamp and ink - CTMH
  • alphabet stamp - MSE
  • other: floss, tag punch


Friday, February 09, 2007

Two cards for your enjoyment!

This valentine card uses Basic Grey's Blush paper and SU set Mon Ami.I made this card using that YUMMY "More To Adore" paper from CTMH and the SU Sale-a-Bration set Happy Harmony. I am so in love with this paper!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

An Invitation To Share!

OK, all you creative Blackburn Scrappers! It's time to share! Whether it's a scrapbook page, a card, an altered project or ANYTHING scrapping/stamping related, I invite you to share with the group!
Either scan the project or upload a picture of the project to your computer. Then start a new post on the blog. You will see a tool bar above your message space...the last icon is a on this and it will allow you to add an image from your computer. It's that easy! Once the picture is loaded, press "done" and continue writing in your message space. Once you have finished, you can either "save as draft" or "publish". NOTE: you are still able to edit your posts even after you publish it.
OK, so I'm anxious to see what you ladies can do!

The "Whisks"!

A few of you asked me to share the whisk idea I made at Christmas. This idea could be modified for any theme, really..."Whisking you a sweet Valentine's Day", "Whisking you a SPOOKY Halloween" etc...The tag on this whisk says "We "whisk" you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!"
The whisk is from the dollar store. Place the whisk in a plastic bag (I got mine from SU, but I'm sure you could get them at Dollar Store or Bulk Barn) as this will help keep the chocolates from falling out. Then put the chocolates (or candies) in the whisk. Use a twistie to close the bag. Make your tag (I printed my sentiment on the computer, matted it on red card stock, used a corner punch to decorate the edges and stanped images to decorate the tag). Punch 2 holes in the tag, insert ribbon, and tie around the whisk. Easy, no?