Saturday, 13 April 2013

Mother's Day Explosion Box Workshop!

Just thought I'd share a few preview pictures of my upcoming workshop! A gift and a matching card...
Just LOVE explosion boxes! Don't you?
 Do you recognize the Artisan embellishment kit from Stampin' Up's spring mini? What about the fabulous colors from the More Amore paper collection?
...and a little detail off the top :)

Just in case anyone would like to have  more details about my workshops just e-mail me :
I will be giving my blog set-up a good re-vamp very soon to include SU links and all the details of my different workshops ... but I have to meet with my designer-pal first :)
Thanx again for encouraging my madness!
Noukie xx

Become a Stampin' Up Demonstrator? Why not!!

I first started scrapping when I met Stéphanie Binet who is a Stampin' Up demonstrator. You can view her blog here. She invited me to a Valentine's Day demo and just like certain drugs, it only took me once to be hooked! She was my SU demonstrator for nearly 2 years until she moved last fall :( ... so my little scrappin' gang and I were left stranded.... So, tell me, what other choice did I have than to become an Independent Demonstrator myself? .. obviously NONE!!! LOL!

Jokes aside, I took the leap in January and have been a demo since then... I've only held one workshop since. It was a Stamp and Stack style workshop which introduced certain basics of cardmaking as well as basic tools...

This is one of the 4 different cards that we made (each in 3 different color schemes).
(The Christmas owl as well as the picture frame are 2 projects that I got to make at Stéphanie's workshops...)

I was so excited when I prepared my workshop I took more pictures of the preparation stage than of the final projects :)

I only took one picture of the cards all together and hadn't realised I was missing 2 colors in a set...

Next time I take the cards out for a project I promise I'll take more individual pictures ;)

All in all, the workshop went really well and I was quite satisfied with the outcome! Hopefully I will have the chance to have a repeat :) especially so I can send more of my little Sheep Minions to my crafty clients!
Aren't they the cutest Minions ever?

For now, I need to concentrate on my Mother's Day workshop! We'll be making an EXPLOSION BOX!!!! I just CANNOT wait! (can you feel my over-excitedness??) ... and yes, I'll take better pics of that one!! lol!

Thanx a million for encouraging my madness!
Noukie xx

Explosion boxes.. My new Passion!

Earlier in March I was looking for an original birthday gift idea to make for my bestest pal who is just starting to paper craft. After spending way too much time on Pinterest (Who doesn't?) I came upon explosion boxes and fell right in love with the project! Who wouldn't like to receive a mini scrapbook album in a box?

I used the Specialty Sweet Shop paper collection from SU.

inside view


a few tags to add notes or display more pictures...

sorry... still have no idea how to rotate pictures on blogger...

and my favorite page: a little keepsakes box...
I absolutely loved the challenge of making this box. Hopefully my Bestie will have just as much fun filling it up with pics and souvenirs :)

Thanx again for encouraging my madness!!
Noukie xx

35 years! There's a GREAT reason to celebrate!

I'm taking a few minutes to congratulate my parents-in-law on their 35th wedding anniversary! Congratulations Carine and Jean-Jacques!

Did I ever tell you how much I LOVE my Big Shot machine? The possibilities are simply never-ending!

The only detail you can't really see from the picture is that I added a little liquid pearl (white opal) to the embossed frame so the tiny dots look so ... pearly :)

Thanx for vising and encouraging my madness!
Noukie xx