Upcoming Events

I thought you might be interested in checking out two of my upcoming events! Winter Card Buffet and Calendar Girls. For more information you can check out my Events Page at surescrapsalot.com/events or email to [email protected]  Hope to see you there!

Winter Card Buffet

Date:     November 12, 2016

Time:    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Place:    Sure Scraps a Lot studio, NW Calgary

At present, there are 6 newly designed Christmas cards.  Here is a sampling:

Winter Card Buffet Christmas CardsThere will also be at least 8 cards for a variety of occasions/holidays. For more details, you can head over to my events page, here. Registration is open until Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

Calendar Girls!

Date: second Saturday of the month for four months, beginning December 10, 2016

Time:  1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Place:  Sure Scraps a Lot Studio, NW Calgary

Here are photos of the header pages for March and April. They are sized for a 12 X 12 scrapbook layout.  In addition you will be embellishing the actual calendar page, as well as a coordinating scrapbook page. At the end of four months, you will have 12 – 2 page layouts for the year!

For more details you can head over to my Events page, here. Registration is open until November 20, 2016.

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As always, any questions or to register, you email to [email protected] or call 403-998-0526

Until next time


Penelope Layout

Penelope WYW Layout 2

Greetings to all!

Well I am finally getting my studio, website, artwork, and life back in order.  I was really anxious to get a post up, so I picked out a layout that was near to hand to start with!  For my March Papercrafting Workshop, the ladies and I recreated one of the layouts from the Penelope Workshop Your Way.  Just love these new kits!! Did you notice that the journaling mat and the “Smile” mat are pocket cards?

Penelope WYW Layout 2

Until next time!


Balloon Ride Layout

Have you ever had one of those moments?  The one where you think “OMG, this is going to turn out great!” And then right after that you think, “OMG, what was I thinking???!!”  That was my day recently, when a group of my friends got together for our monthly scrapbooking club.  I’d seen a layout that I just loved.  It was so simple, yet so effective.  I thought this would be a great change of pace for the ladies.  You’ve heard of Build a Bear?  Well this would be Build a Layout!  Instead of using all of the Background and Texture paper to make the layout, I used the soft colour palette from the Balloon Ride paper pack: Crystal Blue, Sorbet, Cashmere, Saddle, Cremé Brulee, Juniper, Colonial White.  Then I added just a touch of texture with photo mats and embellishments.  This is what I ended up with:

Balloon Ride Layout
Balloon Ride Colour Palette Layout

When the ladies arrived, I shared the news with them.  They were a little less than ecstatic, and I thought, “Oh boy.  Maybe this wasn’t such a great idea after all!”  But I persevered, helped the ladies find “their colours”, and away we went!  By the time we got to adding embellishments, I think everyone was on board and excited.  Then we all started looking at each others layouts and noticed something pretty amazing:  even though we all started with the same layout template, every layout looked entirely different!  Thanks to Lori, Chris, Kay, Allison, Colleen, Dianne, Cindy and Susan for allowing me to photograph and display their creations!  So, without further delay, here they are!!

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Have a great day!


Featuring CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

Ever since I got my CTMH Cricut Artbooking cartridge, I am continually amazed at the versatility of this cartridge!  This layout was put together almost exclusively with cuts from the Cricut Artbooking cartridge, beginning with the beautiful trellis effect in the background.

Layout Featuring CTMH Cribut Artbooking Cartridge

To the Talk Balloons and shapes:

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If you love your CTMH Cricut Artbooking cartridge too, leave a comment!