Scrapendipity : scrap·en·dip·i·ty

The gift of making fortunate discoveries by accident, a talent for making discoveries while searching for other things.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Fun Friday with Pam

This kit was HUGE
I am still working with it!
I feel pretty good about getting the CUBA 2014 photos scrapbooked!
 More Tourist Tales.....
Remember I robbed the inside of this one? The opening is covered now,
 and this paper has done double duty!
This double page is not the prettiest layout.
It does however tell a 'vacation' story that needs to be told. We must look like shady folk. Because we are often approached to buy something on the sly. Steve is always up for an adventure. I tend to hang back. That is what this layout tells the story of!
You can see that the paper combination is pretty, but just a little to contrasting. And the photos for this layout are very busy. In order to bring it all together I assembled just the background sheets. NOTE: the basket weave paper is one sheet, cut in half along the center weave line, then the dark brown cardstock. The blue cardstock is just the joiner strip.
I used a roller to apply the gesso to the stamp. Remember, you are building a background, so just stamp at will. NOTE: Clean your roller and stamp as soon as you are done stamping. You might want to use a soft toothbrush.  If you cannot do this immediately, make sure to pop them into a bucket of water to soak. The gesso will dry quickly if you do not!
 I challenged myself to use some of the Washi tape from this kit
I secured all the photos down with glue, then used washi tape on all the corners to make it look like I just grabbed them at random and taped them on.
This is the journal inset.
NOTE: Washi tape can be selective as to what it sticks to. Test for grab first! If it is easy release, you can use it to reposition pieces you are not sure of
A girl can always dream of a Beach Wedding
The title for this one is in the photos.
Marry Me - Again - Here 
This was a photo of an actual gazebo on the beach.
It had a bright red {ugly} roof.
 So, I decided to cover it with white paper....and why stop there?
Next I dug out the tulle. Did some strategic cutting. Not all the way through so I could gather glue and staple it at the top. Then punched holes with a pin. Secured the top tulle with wire that twists over the tulle, then through the holes and is glued on the back.
I used a scrap of wire that I made a loop with. Then fed the two open ends through the tiny holes and pulled the cord through to the back side. Then reversed and pulled the tiny ties through to the front so I could twist and tie the tulle down. NOTE: I added a drop of clear glue to each double knot so they won't come undone.

But wait...I'm not done yet!
How about a Paper Bag Album just for fun?
I started out with several 'old car' photos. I didn't like the tourists or the cluttered backgrounds. So, I decided I would cut the distractions off and mount them to some of the many ocean photos. I think you will agree the results were worth all the fussy cutting!
Cover page with 2 photos cut and pasted together. Using some of the embellishments from the sticker sheet and ephemera pack.
The hanging tags are for the  year make and models of the cars. Will have to wait for my DH to tell me that information!
At the market

This teal number was right in my wheel house of colors. You can see I cut that tourist lady right out!! She could see I was trying to take a photo, but walked right in front of me....Sigh.
Classic blacks!
Brand new white!

The options available for us tacky tourists.
On the back cover.
 It will soon be time for the new kit!
I will tell you, you won't want to
miss out on this one.
'You are in for a Wild Adventure' 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

New March 22?

The online store has been revamped

and is ....LIVE NOW .....

208 3400 14th St NW Northmount Plaza (facing Chelsea St) Calgary, Alberta
See google directions HERE

Monday, March 20, 2017

Page Layout with Selena March 25

This class we are using  Bo Bunny's Life in Color. Such a fun Line!! 
Class is March 25@ 11:00 
$37.00 for both pages 
Call to reserve your spot 403-455-6772
payment due upon booking. 

Copic + Prismacolor Coloring with Shari April 2

Intermediate/Advanced Class
Do you love to color with your Copic markers? Wondering how to get that extra depth and highlight on your image!! Then this class is for you!  Join a fellow Copic enthusiast for a wonderful afternoon of coloring and chat!
For this class Shari has designed three wonderful cards that you will be building, and then finishing off with an image you have colored yourself with your markers.  After your images are colored, you will be shown how to add depth and highlights with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol ( this is optional, the cards are wonderful without this extra step ). The cards this month feature a beautiful Rose from Stamping Bella, an adorable Spring/Easter image and a surprise Christmas themed card.  Shari will be guiding you through any techniques that are new to you.
Please bring your basic supply list (see top of newsletter for the list), Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.
Date - Sunday, April 2
Time - 12 - 3 pm
Please call the store at 403-455-6772 to reserve your spot in this class.  Prepayment is required.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Make and Take with Holly March 23

Good morning Ladies.  Here is a fun whimsical card.  This week we will use the sizzix owl label die to create an all occasion card.  Come visit the store on Thursday make a card and have a coffee.  Please email me and let me know what time you would like to come and how many cards you would like to make. $5 for your first card and $2 for the second.

Hope to see you this Thursday

Please email
to sign up for 10 am 11am noon 2pm 3pm 4pm or 5pm.
Please remember to bring your adhesive and a travel mug for coffee. 
Cost is $5 for your first card 
( includes your coffee and snack ) plus $2 if you choose to do a second card.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Fun Friday with Pam

Happy St. Patrick's Day
More Island Escape!
I am at 10 pages on this kit, and still have more to work with. Seriously terrific value in Selena's kits!
These poor little peacock's at the resort were the saddest I have ever seen. 
They had very few of their signature feathers left. I am not sure if that was done on purpose, to stop the tourists molesting them, or if they were clipped, or if they were sick. It did seem too evenly done to be an accident.
NOTE: The photos of the peacocks had very busy backgrounds. So, I decided to fussy cut them to highlight the birds better.
I decided to beef up the sand image in on the paper with:
Use a dauber to swipe large areas, alternate with TH Distress sandy powders and a heat gun.
For this layout, I 'PPG' the inside of the emboss basket weave. It can be difficult to scrapbook busy, colorful flower photo's. I cut mine into 3 x 3 inch squares to form one solid 6 x 6 display. Then re-matted the one I wanted to highlight. 'The Hibiscus' of course!
Tips for this one:
I used the word strip to form the journaling. First thing I did was secure it to a thin piece of double sided tape. That way, it is fast to cut and glue to the journal card. The jangles along the lower edge is beaded ribbon from the stash. with Washi tape over the ribbon.
Close-up of the journal grouping and finishing details.
This layout was done with two sheets, a lot of cut, flip, flop, and paste.
Cuba has a large flamingo sanctuary inland of the coast of 'Cao Coco' island chains. It is a HUGE no-no to kill a pinky!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Lawn Fawn Pop-Up Card class wth Crystal March 27 & April 1

Come create 3 fun interactive pop-up cards using some of the new dies and stamps from Lawn Fawn. These are super easy to make and are sure to impress. They fold up flat and fit in a standard A2 envelope for mailing. Basic supply kit and your own Copic markers or pencil crayons are required for this class. What's even better is its one great class with two times and dates to choose from. 

- March 27th @10:00-1:00 

-April 1st @Noon-3:00

Cost: $30 (Includes GST)

Register: Please call the store at 403-455-6772 to reserve your spot.
          Pre-payment is required.

Make and Take with Holly March 16

Happy Monday.  The best thing about Monday is that it is just four days till make and take!!!   This week we will make another fun all occasion card.  (I have used thank you but you will have a selection of stamps to use).  I love that you can personalize your card for either a Starbucks fan or a Tim Horton's fan!

You can also do one of each!!   $5 for your first card and $2 for the second.

Hope to see you on Thursday.  

Friday, March 10, 2017

Fun Friday with Pam

With spring in the air, my thoughts turn to Chasing Fairies!
This was between the panes of glass on my front door. I am sure it is a Frost Fairy tree!
Have you seen these tiny Dancing Faerie Die?
Of course I nabbed them as soon as Selena got them in! I am just getting around to playing with them. I was thrilled with the way they cut so perfect and delicate. NOTE: As soon as I cut each fairy, I ran them through the Xyron tiny sticker maker. This insures I have each fairy and her wings ready to use and securely in one place. You might want to cut double wings. If you are using a pattern paper and want them on opposite sides of your fairy {note photos below} then reverse your paper before you run it through to cut the second wing.
I love to make ATC's. {double wing fae}
This pack has the gorgeous samples on the cover sheet to show you what is inside. They cut up into a perfect ATC size.
I used a glue pen and glitter for the wings. Then I cut some words out of a book I keep for just that purpose!
The left hand ATC is a playing around background scrap. The other is the Fall paper off of the pack, with Holtz sayings cut from the front of the Sticker sheet as well. Always look at your packaging. Often there are treasures to be used! Its called 'Ephemera'!
More scrap paper playing around.
This one may end up being a gluebook page.
What would you do with a fairy?
And thanks Pinterest for this timely advice