Saturday, April 28, 2012

Feeling a little misty...

...but not in the sad way - more in the "spray paint" for scrapbookers kinda way! Have you ever sat down in front of all your stuff and just thought....bleh. I dunno what to do. I need some INSPIRATION. Well, I started out like that the other night. I started this layout:
and i had used some Maya Road mist to color the scrap of fabric i used for the center of the sun. The fabric was ivory colored, which is not a suitable sun color as we all know. So i sprayed it and sewed it:
and started feeling like spraying...everything. I used these two colors:
and decided to mimic rays of the sun in the AWESOME calendar paper I got at the store.I traced it on another piece of cardstock and then cut out every other section to give the "ray" effect. (sorry - i misted FIRST and THEN took the photo - i will be more organized next time.)
I used the blue piece as a mask and sprayed over the scalloped circle piece:

Ok. So then i was misting like a madwoman. I used my homemade mask and sprayed yellow and orange on to a white piece, shifted it over and sprayed again, cut it out, and was left with a giant flower.
Then the mist must have went to my head...i sprayed half the mask on another sheet of white cardstock:

and used that one for a layout too:
i was left with my heavily sprayed mask:
which i put on another sheet of cardstock. Then i didn't like the color, so i flipped it over and used the blue side. But first a photo. It doesn't have much to do with the process, I just thought it looked cool:

I misted the cream colored background a tiny bit, then sewed around all the petals:
 and another layout done:

And here ends the (really long) story of Jen's misting adventures. It's super fun stuff, and you can make a quick impact on a page with just a little bit of it. Try it out if you haven't already and have a little fun with it.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Beyond the Door challenge

I've been working on another April challenge for way too long now.  At Beyond the Door scrap challenges they have the photo below as inspiration. 

I took the black and white from the photo.  Starting with black cardstock I sprayed over my vine mask.  I found a couple of oriental stamps in my stash and stamped with white ink. 

I have no idea what the Japanese character stamps say, but I'm sure they are similar to the BoBunny letters from the oriental line I used.  I picked up these papers and the chipboard sheet last month.  The papers are all double sided and not necessarily oriental 'themed'.  I've used pieces of the black and red on a couple of layouts now.  And I love the turquoiuse. 

I took inspiration from the turquoise squares in the challenge photo but that is what caused me the most problems. The picture is very linear and I'm not. Once I had my photos neatly lined up I couldn't figure out how to keep going.  But I think it turned out all right in the end.  The mini banners on the sides are done with the chipboard shapes and border stickers. I put little gold jewels along the border stickers.

I punched the black border above the turquoise and added Kaiser jewels.

Check out the layout in the store for a closeup peak.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

3 Day Weekend Crop

            Unforgettable Memories Foto Source would like to invite you to a weekend crop event taking place Friday, May 4 to Sunday, May 6th 2012.   What a great way to get caught up with three days of uninterrupted crafting.  This crop event is $120.  You will receive a goodie bag, table space and a guaranteed good time.  On Friday we will be crafting from 1pm till 12 am.  Dinner and snacks will be provided for Friday night.  A continental breakfast will be served bright and early starting at 8am.  You will also receive snacks, lunch and dinner on Saturday as we will crop till we drop at midnight!   After a couple of hours of beauty sleep breakfast will be waiting for you at 8am Sunday morning.  Crop for seven hours, non stop, except for lunch, until 3pm.   Space is limited so sign up quickly!

Monday, April 23, 2012

For the love of banners.

Banners were a big trend last year - and I think they are even bigger this year. I made this layout
with the This&That collection of Echo Park paper. And then I did something I never do, and I made a card! I had all the leftover strips of paper from the layout, and I thought the banners and the general design were so fun, I had to try it again. I am digging all the new stuff from Echo Park. It's the kind of collection where you buy everything and then you kind of don't want to use it all up because it's so...lovely. Any other "collectors" out there? oh yeh - you know who you are!! Crystal has a class coming up using the Note to Self collection, so sign up and use your collection the same night you get it!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Upcoming Classes

We are offering a variety of classes this Spring. There is something for everyone! For more information stop by Unforgettable Memories Foto Source. To register you can call the store at 250-785-2711, email, or stop in and register in person.

Scrapbooking 101

Angela will be teaching a beginner's class on Saturday
April 21 from 1 - 3 pm. This class will cost $25 and also gives you a $15
credit to the store! Learn some basic techniques and ask any questions you may
have. Bring 1-5 photos of a theme and then get assistance to complete a layout.
She will also be doing a walk of the store to explain how things are organized,
because we all know that it can be overwhelming when it's all new! I hope to
see you there!

Canvas Clock Class

Crystal will teach you how to create a canvas clock on
Monday, April 23 from 7-9pm. This class
is $56.00 for members and $61.00 for nonmembers. In this class we will paint, ink, spray, and
glue. Step out of your comfort zone, get
dirty and learn how to create a piece worthy to hang in your home or to give as
a great Mother’s Day gift!

Kit Class

Join Crystal on Thursday, May 17th 7 to 9 pm
to create layouts using the collection kit from Echo Park NoteTo Self. This
class is $30.00 for nonmembers and $25.00 for members.

Coming Soon
Photgraphy Sessions
Baby’s First Year Scrapbook
Cake Decorating
Kids Mother’s Day Card Class
Kids Father’s Day Card Class

Saturday, April 7, 2012

April 123 Challenge

I played along with the April 123 Challenge.

Here's my layout...



 I used up the last of my Simple Stories baby line.  If you have any baby photos to scrap you really should check out this line in the store.  It is perfect for boy or girl and is so easy to work with.  I love all the alpha stickers on the sheet.  I did my title/journaling using the large alpha and two of the smaller ones (it comes with 3 small ones).
My title/journaling reads "I believe we have a new angel in our midst, baby luka"
Some closeups...
The beads for the challenge are in the flower centers.

I used more of the sticker words from the Simple Stories baby line. 

The shipping tags were sprayed with green apple Mr Huey's mist and yellow Shimmerz mist. Then I stamped a script stamp using my favourite pinecone brown Tsukineko ink.

Love the Prima angel wing.  It came in a big tin of white flowers and leaves. I finally found the perfect project for it.

I used a couple of my border punches on this layout.  And my new butterfly punch which punches 3 ways.  The butterfly silhouette, the butterfly with holes in its wings (used on this layout) and a butterfly with lots of cutouts ~ very lacey looking.


Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Easter!

Even though we don't have any kids, I decided that I wanted to decorate eggs this evening. (You don't need kids to decorate eggs, right?) Ryan did three and left me the rest. I did some drawing with the "magic crayon" and mixed colours on others. I bought two kits - one was the marbled eggs kind. I DO NOT recommend that one for kids! What a mess. You basically sponge paint the eggs and as you are twirling you are guaranteed to drop it.
The reason I thought to share this with all of you is that I decided to put rubons on some of the eggs. I picked an old pack I doubt I'll ever use. They were about 4 years old, so they didn't rub on smooth. I kind of like that look though. I then coloured those in one colour. They came out cute. I thought you could also dress them up with some gems as well.

There were some really good ideas on Pintrest as well:
Eggs with nice straight bands made of scotch tape -
Eggs with lots of stripes from rubber bands -
Zig zag lines from thread -

Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

A new month of challenges

I plan on beating last months number of challenges completed.  It shouldn't be hard.  I only managed to get three pages finished and posted.

I'm off to a good start for April.  My boys are working today and Daddy & Breanna are heading down to visit his parents in Vernon for the week. So first thing this morning I hauled up half my scraproom and took over the dining room table.

The first blog I came across that had posted their April challenge was Stuck?! and I had the perfect photo for it.

Here's the sketch...

and here's my page...

I started off with a 12x12 sheet of white Bazzill cardstock and misted over my scrolly masks using blue Chalkboard mist and cherub pink Glimmer Mist.

Here are some close-ups.

The musical notes tape is by Tim Holtz. It is quite transparent. Love it!
The papers and stickers are all from Simple Stories baby line.  Very pretty pastel colours and designs. I used a ton of the baby word stickers on this layout.

The pink hearts are brads by Bazzill.  I'm not sure how many come in the package, but I've used them on more than a few layouts.  I love that they are oversized.

The big flower is by Prima. The colours are perfect with the Simple Stories baby line.  It came with a coordinating butterfly, but I couldn't find a place for it on this page.  Maybe on my next layout.

Off to find some more April challenges to work on...