Dec 9, 2008

Now It Looks Like Christmas

Our outdoor lights were up a month ago and our Christmas tree has been up for 2 weeks but for some reason it didn't quite feel like Christmas. That is until Sunday when a winter storm hit Calgary and blanketed the whole city in 4 inches of snow. I love the look of it, so much so that I had to take a picture of the house all lite up under the snow.

I sure hope a lot of the snow sticks around for Christmas this year, even though I won't be here for it. I am getting tired of brown Christmases. Dang Chinooks!

Any suggestions for a layout with this picture for my scrapbook? I can't decide on whether to go Christmas theme or Winter Snow theme.


The layout is now done and I decided to go more with a muted Christmas theme that still emphasizes the winter idea with cool greens. Thanks Catherine for pointing me in the direction of green. I also included an upclose photo of my embellishments. I love how this turned out with the Tulle and the Stitching.

Dec 2, 2008

American Buys

We just got back from a couple of days of shopping in Great Falls Montana and boy did I ever come home with a stash of scrapbook supplies. Some things in the states are cheaper when it comes to scrapbook supplies but for the most part, I enjoy the different kinds of lines available. I am a big fan of Me & My Big Ideas, Basic Grey, Heidi Swapp, My Mind's Eye, and many others. Although they carry it here in Canada, they don't carry the whole line, but in the states most stores carry the whole line giving me more options to choose from.

The one local scarpbook store I went to in Great Falls was like walking back in time about 5 years. The store was filled with Stickers and cardstock with not much in the way of Embellishments, Tattered Angels, Stickles, Flocking, and other current trends. I found it amazing that a store could survive without the current trends. One thing is for sure, if I lived in Great Falls, this local scrapbook store would not be a regular on my list of visits. Michael's on the other hand, carried most of the same stuff we do but at a fraction of the price, with the exception of the scrap pads. It still amazes me how much cheaper things are in Michael's USA than in Michael's Canada. It makes me feel like I've been ripped off for the last several years.

I often get asked if shopping in the states is worth the hassle. My answer always is, you have to look at it as a mini vacation. You get to go away for the weekend and if you are lucky the money you save on purchases cover the costs of the trip.

Happy Shopping!

Nov 13, 2008

First Published Layout - Calgary Zoo

Here's the first published layouts - Who hoo! I recent spent the weekend with my good friend Susan scrapbooking and I was able to get most of pictures taken from when we took Oksana to the Calgary Zoo scrapbooked. I hope you like them.

The Scrap Drawer?

Scrapbooking is my favorite past time. This creative outlet gives me the opportunity to express myself, as well as preserve the memories I find dear. I started this blog with the hopes of sharing this passion of mine with the world. So look out world, here I come!