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Counting Down to CHA 2017: and then we whispered 'Go Now...Go!'

Go Now Go came out at the end of last summer, so it still feels quite new to me on my desk even if we were designing it at almost this time last year. Inspired by our big backpacking adventure (which I cannot believe was six years ago...Show More Summary

Counting Down to CHA 2017: Handmade Cards with Starshine and Go Now Go

Contributing Designer May Flaum recently shared a 1-2-3 approach to card making on her blog, with plenty of Starshine stickers to embellish. I love her take on how simple it can be to make your own cards, so I followed her steps but changed the collection. Show More Summary

Counting Down to CHA 2017: Looking out to the Starshine

Four collections in brings us to last year’s CHA show and the release of Starshine. Every collection is fun to develop but this one was extra special. It took all my childhood dreams and styles and mixed them with my current perspective. Show More Summary

Counting Down to CHA 2017: A bit of Christmas Magic

With True Stories in the spring, collection three arrived for the holiday season and brought a bit of nostalgia along for the fun. Christmas Magic was actually named after my childhood puppy! This is the most limited colour palette I’ve...Show More Summary

Counting Down to CHA 2017: And then came True Stories

With that first collection meant – if only in my mind – to be called Pretty Paper, the next one had to be True Stories. There was the idea that we could just start with Pretty Paper in collection two, but I already had ideas for what True Stories would be and I was just too stubborn far down the path to go back and change my mind. Show More Summary

Counting down to CHA 2017: Remember this collection?

With just a week until the doors open upon Creativation the CHA trade show for 2017, it feels like a perfect time to think about using (or at least earmarking) all the supplies we’ve gathered over the years. Every day for the next week, I’ll share ideas for scrapbooking with my previous collections with American Crafts. Show More Summary

Join Me for the 52 Stories Project

I always have a handful of journals going at any one time. There's my main chronological journal, where I record major life events along with insights, inspiration, life lessons, spiritual impressions and more. I also try to keep up with...

Little by Little: My New Collection with American Crafts [4]

It’s nearly time for CHA, so that means plenty of new papers and embellishments! Today I’m delighted to share my newest collection with American Crafts: Little by Little! My box of Little by Little literally arrived this afternoon, so...Show More Summary

Christmas in a Box and Christmas stamps for 2016 [1]

It’s nearly time to start keeping a Christmas journal for many of us, and the annual Christmas in a Box is boxed up and ready to help you with all your December projects! After keeping a similar format for the last several years, this year’s kit is just slightly different. Show More Summary

Using diagonal lines in scrapbook page design

With our big red challenge in full swing, it seems apt to have a bit of a London-scrapping week! I’m delighted to share this page and process video from contributing designer Meghann Andrew, who just might make you fall in love with those bold and graphic patterned papers in your scrapbooking stash. Movement is a powerful tool in visual design. Show More Summary

Weekly Challenge :: Go Big with Red!

Scrapbooking process video for this older layout can be found on YouTube if you fancy a watch. Maybe it’s the inspiration of bonfire night just this past weekend or maybe it’s the arrival of little signs of the holidays, but the colour on my mind right now is red! Time to bring it to a scrapbook page, and this week, we challenge you to do just that. Show More Summary

Scrapbooking Autumn

With autumn in a colourful force in our neighbourhood this year, it’s with a big smile that I share a beautiful Go Now Go autumn layout today, by contributing designer Meghann Andrew. Enjoy! And jump in some leaves if you can. Autumn layouts are my most favorite to create. Show More Summary

Design Decisions: A New Online Scrapbooking Class!

After six exciting scrapbooking challenges over the weekend (those remain open, by the way) I’m thrilled to share with you a new class for November. In working on this project, I’ve broken down design into smaller thoughts than I have...Show More Summary

Challenge 06 :: Scrapbook with a BIG Title [1]

Ready to make something big? Contributing designer Nicole Nowosad joins us now for our next challenge: make a big title for your page! I love her page design – it’s one I want to try myself this weekend! We are fortunate to have a lot of outdoor camping spots within close range of our city. Show More Summary

Challenge 05 :: Scrapbook the Outdoors

Hands up if you have plenty of outdoor photos you need to get into your albums! As beautiful as they are, it can be easy to fall into a rut of ruddy, dark colours and neutrals with outdoor pages, and sometimes it’s nice to remember the world outside our windows isn’t actually entirely made of kraft, evergreen, and bark. Show More Summary

Challenge 04:: Layers of Colour

For our next challenge, contributing designer Leigh-Ann Odynski, invites you to embrace colour and pattern with layers of simple shapes. It’s a great project for small scraps of paper and the end result is beautiful – I can’t wait to...Show More Summary

Challenge 03 :: Scrapbook with Autumnal Colours

Next up, please welcome guest artist Karen Lai with our third challenge. This one is all about the colours of autumn! I love the colours of autumn. I love to go on a hike to see the beautiful leaves and actually bring some of the leaves...Show More Summary

Challenge 02 :: Patterned Paper Fringe (and a free pumpkin cut file)

Ready for your second challenge this weekend? It’s from contributing designer Heather Leopard, who gives you two options for your page: try patterned paper fringe or scrap with her pumpkin cut file. Or you could be an overachiever and...Show More Summary

Challenge 01 :: Lots of Little Photos [1]

Goodness me, I have a lot of photos from those twelve days. Thank goodness I dropped my phone and not my camera! Does a giant stack of new photos make you excited or intimidated? It is actually one of my very favourite things about scrapbooking:...Show More Summary

Let's get back to this [14]

Through a combination of little mistakes that added up to bigger problems, things have been quiet here when I didn’t intend them to be. It goes something like this: find opportunity to swap three day family getaway for twelve day amazing holiday and take such opportunity. Show More Summary

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