Friday, 30 August 2013

A New Blog & A Scrap Room Tour

Well hello!

I am excited to be starting a blog about my adventures in scrapbooking.  Why start a blog?  Well, I love to see the layouts that other people create as they give me SO much inspiration.  I browse a lot of blogs looking for inspiration and it looks like a great way to connect with people.   I also enjoy sharing my layouts - it's fun to share ideas, inspire and share the stories on my pages.

I belong to a few kit clubs, love to attend crops & retreats, participate in classes (both on-line and in-person) and I have to admit - some days I'm not sure which I love more - scrapbooking or SHOPPING for scrapbooking supplies.

I'm a busy work at home mom of three to Alex (8 yrs old), Ava (5 yrs old) and Maia (3 yrs old).  After a crazy day, there's nothing more therapeutic than sitting down to document life and reflect on all my blessings through scrapbooking.   I love being creative, I love documenting the big moments AND everyday moments and I love sharing this hobby with my friends and family and anyone else who shares my passion.

So to kick this off, I'm going to share some pictures of my scrap space and offer a giveaway (I know it's mostly friends who will be reading why not do something fun to celebrate?!).

 If you comment on my very first post, you will be entered to WIN a Becky Higgins Project Life Mini Kit : Seasons Edition.  Project Life is one of my very favourite scrapbook items and it enables anyone to document life without investing a lot of time or money.  My kids love using the mini kits for their albums and I use them to add-on to my regular Project Life kits or my traditional layouts.

Leave a comment by Friday, September 6th for a chance to win:

Now for some pictures of my scrap space.  I only acquired this office 2 years ago.  Prior to that my supplies lived in a closet in the basement and when I wanted to scrap, I had to take everything upstairs to my dining room table where if often sat for a week.  This space is a dream come true for sure!!  I've been scrapbooking for 17 years and have accumulated quite the stash :-)

My work space - made sure I had room for friends:

Love Heidi Swapp's Colour Shine and have left space for new colours!

I think I'm going to upgrade to a 5x5 Expedit from Ikea.  I need the space!  What fun things could I put in that tiered basket?  Think I might paint it too!


 Recently purchased items that I want to keep separate from my stash.

 Do you want to see inside my drawers too?  Here's my adhesive drawer...if you want to see more let me know and I'll post more pictures.

Thank you for dropping by & welcome!!