Sunday, September 27, 2015

2015 Crop and Create

Wow, what a great weekend I just had.  I attended the Crop and Create in Cornwall.  This event is so well run.  I had a great time with my friends and I even ran into Rhonda Lamourie who I haven't seen in years.  I'm looking forward to attending some events in Renfrew with her.
As usual I packed way too much stuff for the weekend, too much paper and too many stamp sets.  Last year I brought 6 bags to the crop, this year 4 bags.  Next year I'm going to try and get it down to 3 bags.  I didn't do a lot of scrapbooking pages this time around, only three, but I did get a jump start on my Christmas crafts.
Thanks to Catherine and all her staff for such a great time.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

2015 Crop and Create -- Nav Centre Cornwall

Tomorrow I'm off to the Crop and Create event at the Nav Centre in Cornwall.  It is a three day event hosted by Scrapbook and Cards.  This is all I have packed this year, I'm down 3 things to carry.  The large bag contains mainly paper.  I think I am bringing too much paper but I am working on cards this weekend (Christmas), and I don't want to be limited in my options.  The bag with the white marking on the front contains my cricut and my gypsy.  I already have many cut files loaded onto the gypsy so I'm hoping I can get a lot done.  The black bag on top holds my stamp sets, ink pads and markers.
lastly my carry bag holds my ribbon case, buttons, bling, glue, and various other tools. 
Other than the paper I don't think I have over packed this time.  What do you pack for your scrapbooking weekends?  Do you over pack?

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Westies in Need

Hi everyone,

Tomorrow I am taking part in a fundraiser for Westies.  The group is called Westies in Need and they do great work rescuing and placing Westies with families.  I took part in this event last year and it was a lot of fun.  This year I thought I'd make a package of cards for the raffle table.
I used the card sample at the front of the Just Because Cards book and followed the sizes.  I did not want the Dog Gone Good sentiment so I stamped "Happy Birthday"  "Thank you" "I miss you" "Get Well"  "Best Wishes".  I then put them in a package added some cardstock and ribbon and a cut of the dog.  Before anyone says anything I know this is a Scottie, not a Westie, but I didn't like the silhouette of the Westie.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Wedding Favors

Hi all, Saturday evening my co-worker who is getting married came by to label her wedding favors.  She purchased these little bottles of maple syrup to give to her guests attending the wedding.  We used CCR and my Cricut Imagine to do these bottles.  We cut the half circles from Cricut fonts and basic shapes.  We used the Berries and Cream for the two colors.  We cut these with the darker purple on the cartridge and cut them at 1.2 inches.  then we colored the same shape again and cut it at 1.0 inches.  I added a sheet to the project and lined up the wording with the circles.  We used Cricut fonts and Basic shapes for the Love is Sweet and the date.  For the Lisa and Joshua we used MS Elegant cakes.  I used the print feature only.  With a few hiccups this worked.  I had purchased the cricut printable vinyl to make this project.  We had a few glasses of wine while making this, and I probably didn't photograph the best bottle.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Bridal Shower Chocolate Mousse

We had a shower for one of the girls in my office yesterday.  Another one of the staff made chocolate mousse, and I decorated it up with the cupcake toppers from my last post and some cupcake wrappers.  Here's how they looked.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Cupcake Toppers

Yesterday I made cupcake toppers for an event at work.  A co-worker is getting married and we are having a potluck lunch for her.  I went out to buy some tylos and meringue powder to make the gum paste.  I didn't want to travel to Michaels so I thought I'd pick it up at Bulk Barn.  I almost dropped at the price of it.  They did have the ready made gum paste but to add the color to it is a pain, which is why I wanted to make my own.  The clerk suggested a just add water package, it was only $4.99 so I thought I'd give it a whirl.  I have to say I was very happy with it.  I just added the 4 tbsp of water and mixed it in my mixer,  I added the color right to the mixer.  I put it in a bag and left it in the fridge overnight.  It rolled out really well and cut great with my cricut.  Here is a picture of the mix and the toppers.