Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Giant Kit Sale ( and other goodies, too!!)

I am excited to let you know that I now have great scrappy kits available at the low cost of only $5.00 CAD, plus shipping if needed!!! To kick start things I am having a GIANT SCRAPPY SALE on SATURDAY JULY 31ST, 2010 from 9am til Noon!

You can check out my kit blog for all the details - just click the link in the sidebar! If you want to come to the sale, please email me at scrapsoflifekits@gmail.com for the address and details!!!

There will be LOTS of kits available, as well as lots of other scrappy goodies - it is time to PURGE the scraproom and get some of my collection into the hands of those who will use it!!!

If you live in the Victoria area, I hope you will stop by to say hello, and check out what is available! If you are from afar, just email me for photos, details and all the info regarding payment and shipping!! I can even customize a kit for you - just let me know what you are looking for!!!

Thanks and I hope you will check out what I have to offer!!!

Happy Day everyone!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

CHA SNEAK PEEK #5- Upsy Daisy

Today the spotlight is on a great CANADIAN company, based right here in Victoria - Upsy Daisy Designs!

The owners, Teri and Nicole were nice enough to ask if I could design some things for the CHA Summer show in Chicago, and of course jumped at the chance to use their newest lines Home Sweet Home (above), and Avalanche (below).

I love the versatility of their lines, which include paper with sentiments for cards, as well as for scrapping! A couple of cards are below:

Here is the entire line up of Home Sweet Home:

And Avalanche:

This is a great company and I hope you will check them out! If you can't find them at your Local Scrapbook Store - check them out by following the link above or ask them to get it in!!!
Back tomorrow with a few new layouts I have been working on, and of course another sneak, or two!
Happy Day, everyone!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

CHA SNEAK PEEK #4- Glitz, Webster's Pages and Echo Park

Today I have sneaks from three companies! Above is a sneak of the Holly Vogue line from Webster's Pages - I love the colours - especially the blue/turquoise/lavender combination!!! The vintage feel is fabulous and they always have the coolest embellishments!!!

And next we have the newest offering from Echo Park:

I am currently in the throes of a major love affair with this company - I love the "Walk in the Park" and "Sweet Summertime" papers, and the have great scrap strips and stickers sheets with at least two alphas, along with borders, titles and other great images!!!

Finally, I have the Scarlett line from Glitz. This is a company that I don't usually dig - but I love this line and it's not just because Gone With the Wind is my favourite book of all time!!

For a person who has very few vintage photos and usually isn't a very fussy scrapper - I am sure in love with all the vintage stuff out there!!!! What is your favourite look of the moment? Or of the sneaks so far?? Inquiring minds want to know!!!!
Check back again tomorrow for a couple of new layouts and another sneak or two!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Waterslide Action (and one little CHA sneak!)

We went to Atlantis Waterslides yesterday, and I couldn't resist sharing some of the fun photos I took while we were there!! It was "totally awesome" and "sick" according to my children - I loved it, too - even though I am not really a waterslide kinda gal!!! ;)

Of course, I still have a TON of cool things to show for CHA, and so I wanted to at least have one small peek for today!!!

Studio Calico is a great company that has fabulous retro inspired papers and ultra cool embellishments! I am a HUGE fan, and I am hoping to use some of this in on of the Fall Kits I am designing for Scrapbook Parade! Elementary, my dears - it is fabulous!!!

Happy Day everyone - check back tomorrow for more scrappy goodness!!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

CHA SNEAK PEEK #4- Creepy Goodness!!!

I love Halloween!!!! And although I have an obscene amount of Halloween themed products for scrapping already, I can't seem to keep away from the latest of all the creepy goodness coming to CHA!!!!

From The Girls Paperie ( I {heart} this company!!! ) Toil and Trouble:

From American Crafts - "Boo!":

From My Mind's Eye:

And Tim Holtz Stamps:

Monday, July 19, 2010

CHA SNEAK PEEK #3- Cosmo Cricket

Mitten Weather?? hard to imagine while sitting by the lake in 33 degree weather!!! But this line from Cosmo Cricket is absolutely adorable and one of my favourites so far of the Holiday themed products premiering at CHA!!

I am pretty much loving all things Cosmo, and this winter/Christmas line is completely adorable!!! I am a sucker for cutie pie Santas and Snowfriends!!! Check out the borders and stickers!!!

And I love that the colours are not only traditional red and green, but also a fabulous purple and white, as well!!! Here are a few of the double sided papers:

If you are not quite ready for winter, how about this adorable line perfect for the little (and big) girls in your life - Pixie-licious!

There are a couple more lines as well - Togetherness and a revamped take on their very first line - Wanted ( and yes, I have some of the original papers!!!!)

Tomorrow I will be checking out some of the spooky lines coming from The Girls Paperie, American Crafts and others!!! Hope you will check back!!!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

CHA SNEAK PEEK #2- October Afternoon Seaside

By the sea, by the sea, oh how happy we'll be. . . I really LOVE October Afternoon's fun and vintage-y feel and Seashore is a great line for all those beach photos you have kicking around! Living on an island, I have a ton, and the fresh colours and cute images will be great to help me find some summertime mojo!!!
This line is available beginning July 21st, and October Afternoon has two more brand new lines which will be released at CHA next week! Check out the Seaside Wildcards - these have an image on one side and a journaling spot on the other - making them super versatile!!!

And I am pretty sure I have almost every set of these stickers they have made! I use them all up, which I cannot say I do for a lot of the other sticker sheets that get purchased by me!!!

The colours are so fun, and I love that the double sided papers offer two patterns - often a traditional pattern with a funky vintage page like "Swim Trunks" (below):

Watch my blog next week for the other new October Afternoon lines to be released! And check back tomorrow for the Girls Paperie ( one of my new faves!) and a really cool Halloween treat!!!

Happy Day, everyone!!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

CHA Summer Sneak Peeks #1- Sassafrass Lass

It's that time of year again!!!! The Craft and Hobby Association Show is just around the corner, with lots of fun new products from your favourite manufacturers!!!

To start us off:

The first sneak I have for you is from one of my favourite companies- Sassafrass Lass!! I love the new Indie Girl line, which has some really fun papers and embellishments in a colour scheme that is a little less bright than what we usually see. I think it is fabulous!!!

Check out these journaling blocks - way too cute:

And these fabulous sticker sheets - what great borders to add to your layouts:

Lots to look forward to from Sassafrass Lass! And tomorrow - October Afternoon!
Happy Day, everyone!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Lake News. . .

AAAAAHHHH - summertime and the livin' is easy! Kicking back at the cabin on Lake Okanagan. . . it is not ours - it belongs to Mark's brother and his family, but they graciously share it with us and it is a break we look forward to all year.

The weather has been hot and we have been having fun in the water:

and Emily found a new friend:

We are having lots of fun and enjoying good family time!!! Hurray for summer vacation!!!

On another note, tomorrow I will start posting some Summer CHA sneak peeks from some of my favourite manufacturers!! Stay tuned!!!

Happy Day, everyone!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Summer Sun!!!

Gotta love the summer sun!!! It seems like forever since we have had a stretch of sun, and I am making the most of this little heat wave we are having this week!!! I love the fun of summer, waterfights, swimming at the lake, time at the ocean. . .

This collection of layouts is from Scrapbook Parade's Summer of Love Kit! I just loved putting this kit together - the bright colours and cool papers from Bo Bunny simply scream summer!!!

Hope you get a chance to get out and have some fun in the sun! Take some photos and use these layouts as inspiration to scrap YOUR hot summer memories!!

Happy Day, everyone!