Montreal, New York...and a layout!

Aloha! :)

How are you doing? I'm doing good, busy with preparing my luggage for a 10 days trip to Northern America :)

On thursday, I'll be there...

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Montréal...I'll be teaching classes at a crop for L'art Du Scrapbooking :)

then I'm flying to...

New York City

NEW YORK! 5 days of exhausting walking, nasty food, incredible architecture, noise, pleasure, well HAVING FUN! :D

In the meantime, here's a layout I made for Studio Calico lately...

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You can peek at the mess in the background :D that's my scrappy mess.

I used the Elementary line, one of my most favorites, can't resist that Apple design!

I cut my flower with my Big Shot and a Tim Holtz Bigz die then sprayed Studio Calico Mr Huey inks to color her flower.

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My title was made with the Noah clear alpha stamp...

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Nice, uh? :)

See you around soon!

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Inspiration Tuesday with a very special guest :)

Hello everyone!

Today is a new Inspiration Tuesday by one of my very special guests and all I can say is that you're going to love this one :) Her name is Anne-Lise, she's french and one of my most favorite scrappers. Her style never ceases to amaze me and I have to say that I'm in love with the project she has made for you today :)esp. that she scrapbooked about the palce I live, Montpellier and South of France :)

Enjoy!

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First of all, thank you Céline for inviting me today, I hope you guys are going to love my project.

To celebrate Céline's beautiful region, I made a mini album which size (6"x7") about our latest vacation in Montpellier and by focusing on 4 main landscapes there : the beaches in la Grande Motte, the vineyards, Camargue and the lake of Salagou (sooo beautiful by the way!)

TEchnique wise, I wanted to explore my BIg Shot the best way I can, so I used it to create my mini album shape, cut with it and embossed with it.

Here's what we're gonna make...

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Supplies list

2 pieces of cardboard size 6"x7"

1 woodlike cardstock (available here : la fée du scrap)

1 Lime Green cardstock

4 white Bazzil

Patterened papers (My Minds Eye collection "So Sophie")

Assorted Bazzill cardstocks (brown, lime green, and different shades of blue)

Thread

Masking tape

Tim Holtz Dies ("Brackets" & "Ornemental")

Quickutz Alpha Dies alphabet : DIESEL

nestabilities Die (label n°8)

Cuttlebug embossing pads

EK punches

Stamps

Stickers

Chipboards

 

Your photos

 

1 landscape format : 6"x7" (cover photo)

4 landscape format : 5,5"x7"

5 portrait format : 5,5x4"

4 portrait format : 2,36"x1,5"

8 polaroids (small)

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1 - Structure

For the main cover, the cardboard is covered by cardstock. Use Tim Hotlz die to cut the frame into it, adhere to cover and décorate your cover.

Don't forget to add your eyelet before glueing the paper on.

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Same thing with the back cover : add cardstock and eyelet then glue onto cardboard.

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2 - Inside pages

Here, a transparency is attach on top of a beautiful photo (that you can see through the cover by the way).

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For all of the other pages, the order is always the same : double page with a flap, Bazzill page, double page with a flap, etc...

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Glue a picture onto your white page (cut the bracket with a Tim Holtz die).

Cut the photo so that you have another piece of it glued on the left page (a Bazzill page).

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And this is what the album looks like :)

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On each flap, I added a colorful embossed cardstock to give contrast and color to my album.

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I printed some digi stuff on some of my pages before cutting them, but feel free to stamp instead!

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Now it's time for you to embellish and have fun!

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Thank you Anne-Lise for your wonderful project!

Quickly go and visit her blog : it is SO worth seeing!

Have a good day!

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NAPA VALLEY with Studio Calico

One of my favorite kits ever, I tell you! :D Napa Valley is the name of the SC November kit and it is just filled with amazing products this month!

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I love the colors, the papers, the butterflies, the alpha stamp...

here are my layouts...

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made with my cloud punch which is already sold out (sorry girls!)

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A star punch and some Mr Huey spray inks, what can you ask for?!

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Get $2 off of any punch if your order before 11/20!

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Be sure to check out the store : it has been filled with amazing stuff this month :D

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By th way, some previous add-ons are back on sale too! That means, if you couldn' get your hands on an add-on a few months agai, it's time to make yourself happy and get yours while it lasts! :D

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Come to take my classes in Montreal, Canada!

Hey girls!

I'm travelling all the way from France to Montreal, Canada, next week, to teach classes for L'art du Scrapbooking in Terrebonne, Quebec, and it's gonna be amazing! My classes are scheduled Nov. 5-6-7 :)

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Here are a few sneaks of my classes, if some of you are nearby and would like to come and have fun, please contact Chantal (they speak both french and english, no worries) : CLASSES WITH ME :)

Then I'll be off for 5 days in NYC, and back to Montreal for more classes on Saturday Nov. 13th :)

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Inspiration Tuesday with a very special guest ^^

Hello!

Today Laure is my guest for this new Inspiration Tuesday :)

You're going to love her Clean & Simple style with her beautiful photos.

Thank you Laure for accepting my invitation :)

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Thank you Céline for the invitation :) !

I've prepared a very colorful and pretty simple layout for you.

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I simply got started with Photoshop with some editing : I cropped my photos, changed their sizes and used a Vintage action to get that nice blue feel.

I copied and pasted the photos so that they were all on the same Photoshop file and then, I used a brush on top of two of the pictures.

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Once I printed my photo, I simply chose the papers and embellishments that would look good with them.

I cut a 20 x 14 cm piece of paper into the polka dots paper and a 23 x 3 cm piece into the stripped one.

I then added the stickers and tags.

For my title, I used my Cuttlebug machine to create my letters.

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and this is what my layout looks like in the middle of my creative process :

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Don't you think there's something missing in here ?

Some sewing of course !!!

Simply take your photos off and use your sewing machine around your papers! It's ever easier to sew on paper than on fabric!

Add some stickers and brads and voilà! :)

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I printed my journaling on white cardstock and added it onto my layout.

Use Versamark ink to stamp sentiment stamps on your layout and emboss them with clear embossing powder : you will get that nice effect on your layout.

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 I hope you liked my layouts and can't wait to see what you come up with!:)

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Inspiration Tuesday : BRAND NEW PAPER COLLECTION!

Hello everyone!

I've been neglecting this blog for over a month now, been sooo busy with classes every weekends but let me tell you : I'm back! :)

This week, I prepared 2 sketches for you :) And I couldn't help playing with my best friend Karine's new paper collection for Sultane, called Ô Délices d'Alice. Simply awesome!

I love the colors, the romantic feel, the contrast, it's one of the best paper collections I've seen lately.

So here's the first sketch...

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Supply list : Papers (Ô Délices D'Alice by Karine CT for Sultane); Alphas (American Crafts); Flowers (K&Company); Journaling tags (Ô Délices D'Alice by Karine CT for Sultane); Stickers alpha (Kesiart); Stamp (Hero Arts); Die Cuts (Quikutz); Spray inks (Studio Calico); Brads (American Crafts); Punch (EK Success); Inks (Hero Arts).

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and the second sketch...

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Supply list : Papers (Ô Délices D'Alice by Karine CT for Sultane); Alphas (American Crafts, Cosmo Cricket); Die Cuts Chipboards (Crate PAper); Die Cuts (Quikutz); tags (Ô Délices D'Alice by Karine CT for Sultane); Spray inks (Studio Calico); Punches (EK Success); Masking Tape (Scraptape); Stickers (Kesiart).

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If you wanna play along and use my sketches, feel free to post a link to your blog or gallery here :) Would LOVE to see what you come up with :)

In the meantime, I'm going to scrapbook these papers more this afternoon :) If you'd like to purchase the collection Ô Délices D'Alice, it'll be on sale WEDNESDAY on Scrap VP :)

Enjoy your day!

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Studio Calico October kit

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The new kit from Studio Calico is available in the shop now! :D

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New punches in the shop! I couldn't resist, did you?

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Get -10% off your future order by entering the promo code ! Time to make yourself happy with new add-ons, punches, stamps or Maya Mists!

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Here are my layouts :)

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I couldn't resist playing with my MrHuey mists and I have to admit that they're the best :)

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I used a border punch here that I love, along with some others (I love punches!)

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My most favorite? Mr Huey CALICO WHITE that is PERFECT on dark backgrounds! I've been dreaming of it, Studio Calico did it! :D

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I'm leaving for Denmark tomorrow, I'll see you next monday! :)

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Welcome home babies!

Look who are our new residents at home! :)

Let me introduce you to Elvis and June, our two littles kitties :)

Remember when I told we found them in the middle of nowhere, along with 3 other brothers and sisters?

Well, after we decided to adopt two of them, we managed to find the other 3 happy and nice families, after we took great care of them (feeding them 5 times a day, making them pee and poop...blah blah...) :)

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I'm so glad everyone found a good family :)

Hugs to you all!

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Teaching Scrapbook classes in Montreal in November :D

 

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Come and take my classes over at the Art du Scrapbooking crop weekend near Montreal, Canada, in November!

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Where


Auberge du Vieux Moulin

200 Chemin du Vieux Moulin 

Sainte-Émélie-de-l'Énergie (Québec)
J0K 2K0
450-884-02-11
1-866-884-0211

http://www.auberge-lanaudiere.com/fr/

When

 

Arrival : Friday, november 5th 2010 at 4pm

Departure : Sunday, november 7th 2010 at 4pm

 

Art du scrapbooking & Bar à billes

1687 Chemin Gascon

Terrebonne (Québec) J6X 3Z6

www.artduscrapbooking.com

450-961-2233

 

For more infos, contact Chantal at chantal@artduscrapbooking.com

 

I'll be teaching THREE different mini album classes, here are some sneaks!

 

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Colorful, lots of techniques, we'll have fun and share during the classes :)


Contact Chantal for more infos :)

 

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Two new layouts and a new family member :)

 

hey there!

It's a sunny Sunday morning and I've been wanting to scrap for days!

Here are two layouts I recently made...

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But you'll ask me "so why don't you just go to your scraproom and play?!" Well, I've been busy taking care of those 5 little monkeys! :D

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We found them in the middle of nowhere, abandonned for days as they were crying and starving :(

So we took them and are taking care of them night and day, feeding them, cleaning them, and giving them love :)

Enjoy your sunday, I'm going to scrap with my mom this afternoon!

hugs!

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