Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Let's Scrap LEAP AROUND THE WORLD Blog Hop!!

*This post will remain at the top till the end of the month, please scroll down for other posts throughout the month :-)

Hello and welcome to your next stop in the

If you came here from the talented Ms.Tenny Kusuma then you are in the right place! If you did not then please be sure to check out the fabulous Ms. Mindi Brown to begin at the beginning and hop to it! She is your GPS for this HUMUNGOUSLY fun hop!

I am super excited to be a blog host for this hop, and what a fantastic way to promote a site near and dear to my heart, Let's Scrap! I have been a member of Let's Scrap now for a year and was honoured to have served two terms on their design team. As you will soon see from this hop, the frequent sketches are phenomenal and the artwork in the gallery oozes inspiration for all! Best of all, it is like having a second family scattered all over the world!

Now on to the HOP! Here is the sketch that I am showcasing for the hop:

And here is my example:

I used My Mind's Eye "Lime Twist - Life of the Party" papers, "Daisybella" stamp from Stamping Bella, and all inks and embellishments from Close To My Heart. (butterfly cutout unknown)

Aaaaaaaaaannnnnnnddddddd, now for the fun part! Drumroll please . . . drrrrrrrrrr . . . here is the RAK I will be giving away to the winner:


* You must be or become a member of Let's Scrap which you can do by clicking here. It is free, easy and fast! Once you get there, I am sure you will love it!

* Become a follower of my blog.

* Leave me a comment telling me you favourite scrapbooking company (ie. Basic Grey, Bo Bunny).

AND if you would like a second chance to win:

* Make a card or layout from the sketch I have posted and upload it to the gallery at Let's Scrap.
Please tag your card or layout as such: 4-21-10, LEAP27
Note: there is a space before the word LEAP and the letters must be capital.

* Leave a comment on my blog with a link to your card on Let's Scrap.

The hop ends at 11:59pm CST February 29th, which you will be able to track using the clock on the main page of Let's Scrap.


Thank you very much for visiting my blog! Your next stop will be with the wonderful Ms.Jodi Ethington.
If you get lost along the way or have joined the hop in the middle, Mindi Brown is the beginning of the hop - you don't want to miss any of the fun!

Happy Scrappin'!
Andie :-)

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Ultimate Deal on The Ultimate Scrapbook Retreat!

Are you looking for an amazing scrapbooking retreat this weekend?  Have you never been on one but always wanted to or been curious?  Well then the time is NOW!!!  Check out this One time only Spring Break Special on the March 9-11 Ultimate Scrapbook Retreat at Loon Lake - here is Heather's blog post copy and pasted below or you can click HERE to go to her blog:

The March 9-11 retreat is the only retreat in 2012 that is not sold out or close to sold out! In fact, its the ONLY time we've had a real shortage of attendees in the history of The Ultimate Retreats. It would be a shame to have to cancel the retreat if we can't meet Loon Lake's minimum numbers!

We're guessing it has something to do with the timing during Spring Break. There's not much we can do about the date, but we CAN sweeten the deal with a special Spring Break offer for anyone who attends the March 2012 Retreat.

You'll save now, and save again in 2013, when you attend the March 2012 Ultimate Retreat. Included in this deal are:

$20 off March 2012 Retreat

$10 coupon to be used at The Memory Workshop onsite store at the March 2012 Retreat

$20 off any 2013 retreat

$10 coupon to be used at any 2013 retreat at The Memory Workshop onsite store

Your registration and payment in full (discounted price of $290) is due no later than March 2nd

Store coupons will be presented at the retreat.

This offer applies to everyone already registered for this retreat.

Please get in touch with Heather as soon as possible via email or phone 778-838-4360

Hope to see you there!

Well there you have it, what a deal!  I will be there on Saturday morning to host a workshop too!  It will be two double page LO's with a Springy theme . . . and some inky spritzing!  Stay tuned for photos and details . . .

Happy Scrappin'!
Andie :-)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


MMMMMM, I LOVE this paper!  Earthy and rich colours that are so versatile.  When the new CTMH Idea Book came out and I saw this gorgeous paper I just knew it had to be the first one we used for the Hostess Clubs, and I know I am totally tooting my own horn here, but I LOVE how the following layouts turned out!  Can't wait to get photos on them now.

 This is the second time that CTMH has come out with the Canvas Stickers and they are just amazing!  They add such great texture to your layout and they are super easy to use.  I even goofed a few times sticking them down and was able to lift them up and reposition them quite easily.

 Those cute buttons and delicate lacey flowers are from the Bohemian Assortment (Z1687, $4.95) and they add the perfect finishing touches.

Well now it is time for me to sign off because my wonderful scrappy friends are on their way over to make these pages with me!
Happy Scrappin'!
Andie :-)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

9 Leaps so far . . .

Happy Valentine's Day!

These are my cute and crazy little Valentine's <3

Gotta love em!

Well we are now in the middle of February, which means I should be in the middle of the Leap Around The World Blog Hop right?  Wrong!  Yikes they weren't kidding when they said it was a big hop!  I have never before done a blog hop, so this is all new to me, but I am having fun and love the idea.  It is so cool checking out so many other crafty blogs, the inspiration is truly endless.  I have managed to complete 9 of the card sketches so far and thought I would share them here with you, and if you're not Hopping already, I hope you get the chance!  Start here!




                                                                         LEAP 14                                                         

                                                                       LEAP 4                                            
                                                                       LEAP 33




Now only 41 more cards to go!  Ha, ha, ok I'm pretty certain I won't get them ALL done by the end ot the month, but I will certainly have fun trying :-)
Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Happy Scrappin'!
Andie :-)

Monday, February 6, 2012

A Redo!

Happy Monday Everyone! 

Ok, that was too cheery for me too, but trying to get the week started off right ;-)  Welcome to all my new friends, so great to have you here!!  I know alot of you are looking for some more cards done for the blog hop, but I must confess, I've not got many done just yet.  My DD was not feeling well last week and I've been tending to that, but I have my supplies out and prepped for today and hope to get a handful done today, fingers crossed!  I have had time to surf some of the other hosts blogs and WOW!  what amazing talent there is, I'm lovin' it and hope you are too.  If you haven't joined the hop yet, just click on the "Leap Arond The World" icon on the top right of my page to get started.

For my January Hostess Clubs I ran into a bit of an order fiasco and had to do some redesigning of the layouts to accomodate new product.  I posted the origianl "Wonderland" layouts already (a few posts back), but here are the updated ones using the My Stickease and Shimmer brads:

 Admittedly, I was not a fan of the My Stickease for this set when I saw them in the catalogue, but once I used them I fell in love . . . as usual!  Everything always looks better IRL doesn't it?!

And those Shimmer brads, gorgeous!  They may be a bit tough to get out of the package, but worth the effort :-)                                                                                                                                              

Here is the second layout, I can't wait to get some photos of my kids sledding for the first time put onto it:                                                                                                                     

Thanks for looking! 
Happy Scrappin'!
Andie :-)