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Join us from 10 am to 10 pm on Sunday, November 19, 2017
Where: Badenoch Community Center,
4217 Watson Road South, Puslinch, ON N0B 2J0
Cost: $50
What’s included:
Lunch, dinner, snacks, and drinks.
4-foot crafting space
swag goodies
Make & take project
Chance to win a door prizes
Spaces are selling fast so get your ticket before they are all gone.
To get your ticket, VISIT THE SCRAPBOOK NERD ONLINE STORE
We look forward to seeing you there!

Scrapbook Nerd Creative Team Weekly Digest

Hello all you Nerds!  We are at the end of our kick-off week for the new Scrapbook Nerd Creative Team. We hope that you’ve been inspired so far.

Gisèle Julien

Gisèle has been playing with the Echo Park Go.See.Explore collection and created this fabulous layout of her travels from this past summer when she took an Alaskan Cruise. She is not afraid of colour and the result is this eye-catching layout!

For this project she used Echo Park GO.SEE.EXPLORE 6X6 paper pad and enamel shapes, Simple Stories (SNAP) stickers, jellybean word sticker (Wednesday), American Crafts Thickers (Subway), CTMY cardstock (outdoor denim) unknown background paper, enamel dots, chipboard, twine, re and yellow tags.

Nathalie

Nathalie is also documenting her travels from this past summer when she took a trip to her native Ecuador.  She stepped out of her comfort zone to hand from the edge of a bridge – just to get this amazing photograph!

This page was created using American Crafts 1Canoe2 collection – Creekside -, and an alphabet cut file from the Silhouette Store.

 Barbara

I have also used the 1Canoe2 Creekside collection for my layout this week, which was featured in the tutorial from earlier this week. I have to say that I am in LOVE with this collection.  It is great for outdoors, travel, Fall, everyday – you name it!

I also got to play with my We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy sewing machine to create the trees on this layout.

products used 1Canoe2 Creekside, We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy, Pink Paislee Outfitters

Thanks for  visiting the blog today and for checking out some of our Creative Team’s projects. I hope you’ve been inspired to get crafty!

Barb @ scrapbooknerd.com

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Sewing with the We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy

Tutorials and creative tips

Hello Nerds!

Welcome back to another Scrapbook Nerd Academy!

When I saw the We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy at CHA in January, I was so excited!!  I couldn’t wait until it hit the market and I could get my hands on it.  When they came in, I was dying because it sat there for a while, just looking at me, but I couldn’t find any time to sit and play with it.  Well, the past couple of weeks I’ve made some time and have been having lots of fun with it.

The Stitch Happy is a sewing machine that has been designed for us paper crafters.  It sews through paper and other mixed media type projects.

I knew that on my first project with this machine, I wanted to create a stitched shape right onto my background paper. So, here’s a look at how it all looked when I was finished:

I used the Stitch Happy Sewing Machine to stitch some trees. For this project I have used the One Canoe Two Creekside Collection, which I’m in love with!!

The first thing I did was to search some tree images in the silhouette store.  Once I found ones that matched what I was looking for, I resized them and then cut them out. I then positioned them onto my background page where I was wanting them.

I traced them with my pencil, and them removed the tree die cuts from the page.

Using the We R Memory Keepers mint green baker’s twine, I sewed over all my pencil lines with the machine.

Once I was done, I had to go back and erase some of the showing pencil lines. (it looks like I missed some of them so I will need to go back and touch it up.)

Once that was done, all I needed to do was put my page together.

I really love how it looks and how it adds so much texture to my page.  I can’t wait to create more projects with my machine!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out our tutorial today.  I hope you have a creative week!

Barb @ scrapbooknerd.com

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Meet Our New Creative Team

 

Introducing Mari Lee Clarke

We are thrilled to have Mari Clarke join the Scrapbook Nerd Creative Team.

Mari is a very busy lady, wearing many hats.  By day she is a high school teacher and counsellor, which keeps her very busy when school is in.  During her free time, Mari is a lover of all things creative and crafty.  She has been a painter and crafter for decades and that now translates into her love of mixed media on her paper crafting projects.

Mari is currently on the JustNick Design Team and is also an avid YouTuber with her own YouTube channel where she showcases her process videos, scrapbooking, Project Life, mixed media, art journaling and haul videos.  You can find her YouTube channel HERE.

Mari lives in Arborfield, SK, and her favourite place to be is anywhere her family is.  She is the mother of two adult children who are still the inspiration for many of her projects.

When not crafting you may see Mari meeting new people and hearing their stories over a cup of Tim’s.

Welcome to the Scrapbook Nerd Team, Mari.  We look forward to being inspired by you over the next few months!

Art Journal Process video

Tutorials and creative tips

Hey there nerds!
As I sit here writing this blog post it was anything but fall-like outside here today, temperatures were in the 30’s in Ontario. Hot enough to kick on the A/C unit at my house and extend flipflop season a little longer.

Today’s art journal page is all about my mum. Fall was definitely her season and even though the temperature is abnormally high, we still have leaves changing colour and falling to the ground. I hope you enjoy today’s video and I hope you get inspired.

The pages in the Vicki Boutin Junque Journal can be mixed up together depending on the inserts you purchase. I like mixing some of that kraft papers randomly into my journal.

I found it a bit challenging to work with the folded page on the left, but I think I got it worked out. I had to keep reminding myself that the page did not have to match the page on the front.

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In the end, I think the page came together when I added the Umber paint using a circle stencil and paint splatter. Before that point to my eye, it just didn’t look right.

If you have any questions please let me know in your comment.
Thank you for stopping by the SN blog today.
Joy @ scrapbooknerd.com

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Vicki Boutin Junque Journal
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint
Circle Stencil
Echo Park – Modern Dot stencil
Prima – Amber Moon – Pumpkin Season pattern paper
Simple Stories – Vintage Birds washi tape
Tim Holtz – Small Talk phrase stickers
Silhouette Cameo
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Meet Our New Creative Team

Introducing Milena

Milena is new to the Scrapbook Nerd Design Team – but not new to Scrapbook Nerd.  She has been part of our Inspiration Team for the past few years as our sketch designer.  Many of you have been inspired by her sketches and have used them as a jump-off point for your projects.

Milena is going to continue to inspire us with her sketches, and will also be sharing her beautiful projects with us, and inspiring us through tutorials.

Milena and her husband, Dave, have two beautiful daughters who are 20 and 16 years of age.  They have been a great part of Milena’s inspiration and the main subject matter of her projects.

Milena began scrapbooking over 17 years ago. She struggled with finding the time to devote to her creative endeavours while her girls were younger, but is now enjoying a little more freedom to create.

Milena is primarily a Scrapbooker, but is beginning to branch out into card-making, stamping, and mixed media.

We are thrilled to welcome Milena to the Design Team and are looking forward to seeing what she has in store for us.

You can see more of Milena’s projects in the Scrapbook Nerd Gallery or on the Scrapbook Nerd Instagram page.

New Sketch Reveal and a Challenge

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Milena our sketch designer has another fabulous multi-photo layout sketch to share with us.
Remember you can use the sketch as is or you can turn the sketch on its side or change the photo size to suit your needs. Make sure to scroll down to see three different takes on this sketch.

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First up, Milena created a fun layout about her daughter. She used the Dream On collection from Pinkfresh Studio. We really love the pop of navy in that collection and the layering that Milena added with pattern papers, puffy stickers and cut apart pieces from the collection.
Live layout by Milena using sketch #41 from scrapbooknerd.com
Next up, Nathalie created a Traveller’s Notebook spread with the sketch in mind. Nathalie flipped the sketch to the left to get a vertical row of photos. You’ll notice she was able to keep some of the layering pieces/embellishments pretty true to the original sketch.
Traveller's Note book page by Nathalie DeSousa
The last take on the sketch is from Joy.
Joy used the main section of the sketch where the photos are to inspire her card. Focusing on one portion of the sketch really helped the idea for this card come to life. The cute little-watercoloured bears are so fun!
Card based on a layout sketch

Thanks for stopping by the SN blog, if you have any questions the team is just a comment away.
We hope you got inspired and join in on the sketch challenge in our Facebook Friends page
You could win a $10.00 gift certificate for linking up your take on the sketch.
Deadline to enter your project is Sept. 30th, 2017.
You could win!
scxrapbooknerd.com supply listMilena’s layout – Pinkfresh Studio – Dream On Collection

Nathalie’s Travellers Notebook page – Fancy Pants – Dream Big collection and
Fancy Pants – Golden Days

Joy’s card – Studio Katia – Kobi Bear stamp & die set, Tim Holtz watercolour paper and
Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills pattern paper
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Meet Our New Creative Team

 

We are so excited to announce that we have a new Design Team that will be sharing their amazing talent and creativity with us. Each of these ladies have amazed us with their projects. We are looking forward to being inspired by each of these ladies and know that you are in for a real treat. Join us each Friday for the next few weeks where you will get to know each new member.

It’s always sad to say good-bye to our out-going team. They have been a true pleasure to work with. Thankfully though, goodbye doesn’t mean forever as we know that they will be forever part of the Scrapbook Nerd family!

Introducing Gisele Julien

Gisèle Julien taught in New Brunswick for 32 years and is now retired.  Gisèle’s  1st trip after retirement, was, what else, a scrapbooking cruise to the Caribbean!  She is very involved with volunteering with Project Linus: blankets for children in crisis. She loves to spend time with her great-nieces who are usually her scrapbook subjects. Her other favourite subjects are trips, and family get togethers.

Scrapbooking has taken over her passion to create and to preserve family memories. It has been a big part of who she is since 2005 when this craft was introduce to her by a colleague. She has always been involved in crafts of some kind so this has fed her creativity.

Gisèle has had the pleasure of taking classes from many international scrap designers and enjoys attending crops and Paper Crafting events whenever she can.

Gisèle is an avid scrapbooker who has been published in The Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine (now know as Creative Scrapbooker)  and the e-magazine Ready Set Create.  She has also been a designer for other online and retail stores.

You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

November 2017 Creative Weekend Retreat

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Join us for a fabulous weekend of creative fun at the Red Pine Inn & Convention Center.

Friday, November 24, 2017, at 3:00 pm to Sunday, November 26, 2017, at 4:00 pm.
You can register for this event here

Enjoy your weekend with friends and other creatives with your own 6-foot working space in the bright and open Convention Center, with an on-site store, deluxe rooms with flat screen TV’s, mini fridge, and free WIFI throughout the hotel. The Red Pine Inn has an exercise area for those who wish to work out during their stay and they also have a salt water pool if you wish to go for a swim. All your meals (*5 in total) are served buffet style or in the adjacent on-site restaurant*.

* We do recommend the Red Pine Inn restaurant in for your Friday night dinner which is not included in this weekend retreat but there are also several restaurants within a short driving distance.

Single occupancy (1 adult) in room = $392.00
Double occupancy (2 adults) in room = $269.00
Triple occupancy (3 adults) in room = $236.00
Quadruple occupancy (4 adults) in room = $219.00

If you wish to attend the retreat but do not need accommodations, please contact us for pricing and availability. info@scrapbooknerd.com

A $150.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration, you can register online in our shop here. Your remaining balance is due on October 1, 2017. We will send an email reminder at that time and you can request a PayPal invoice or send an e-transfer to info@scrapbooknerd.com.

Please Note; If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, your deposit will ONLY be refunded if you have found a friend to take your place. We will try to help if a replacement is needed IF we have a waiting list for this event.

You can register for this event here

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us by
phone: 289-813-2104 OR by email: info@scrapbooknerd.com

We look forward to seeing you there and to sharing the weekend with
all of our crafty friends!

Red Pine Inn and Conference Center

You can visit the Red Pine Inn site for more information about their facilities


Red Pine Inn and Conference Centre
497 Victoria Street E.
Alliston, Ontario
L9R 1T9
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Sunday Card Share #87 – Girl Squad

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Hi there, Joy here and I’m sharing 3 cards with you for today’s card share.
This week I dug into the new Pebbles collection, Girl Squad. I really like the positive messages in this collection, the cute icons, and the die-cut pack has some awesome pieces for both scrapbooker and cardmakers.

My first card is all about the Choose Joy die-cut, I embellished the floral wreath with some Nuvo drops before adding it to the pretty floral paper. The glitter strip at the bottom is a piece of American Crafts glitter paper.  I hope you can see the Nuvo drops in the detail photo below.

Card number two has some of those cute girl icons I spoke about and another ephemera die-cut. This card came together quickly using scraps from the first card.

I added a doodle border around the die-cut and used the leftover piece of glitter paper from the first card to add some ‘shine’ to this card. I’m not sure if you can see the Wink of Stella I added to the word shine but it looks pretty cool in person. 

These days I’ve been liking a little border around the outside of my cards, a little space that makes an impact. I think it makes things pop and it ties things together with a bit more white.

Card 3 features another die-cut from the ephemera pack. This 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch card has a few layered pattern papers and some more Nuvo drops. I used some plain white paper and a stitched circle die from Lawn Fawn for a resting spot for the sentiment and floral piece. I have some more cards using the Girl Squad collection but I’m going to save those for another post. 😀 Happy Sunday everyone.

Joy @ scrapbooknerd.com

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