NOVEMBER 12th & 13th, 2010.
Mother Teresa School- Konihowski Road, Saskatoon
Friday, Nov.12- 6pm- midnight
Saturday, Nov.13 9am-midnight
*** You will enter using the gym doors at and not before 6pm. You are able to park in the turnaround to UNLOAD, then you will be asked to park in the staff parking lot or on the street. The area in front of the school is a handicapped zone and we have secured two spots for us to park to be able to access supplies and food. All other spots are to be reserved for handicapped.
We also have few people that no longer can come. If you are interested in coming please email me. (email@example.com)
Also, there are a few of you that we haven't received payment from. We still have you on the list, you will be required to pay cash at the door or drop off at my house before the event. Thanks.
You: a Goddess.
My goal is that you guys can come to a fun event and hang with fabulous women and laugh lot's, smile, scrap and just have fun!
Contest #1: Table/ Costume Decoration - Of course this is optional, it is just a little bit of fun. The prizes this year are kits from Monday Night Class. THANKS CHRISTY!!!!! you rock!!!! You are welcome to dress up and decorate in absolutely any theme you possibly can think of. The winners will be chosen by crowd applause. I will ask all those that dress up to briefly talk about their costumes, we'd love to hear witty responses. The challenge is steep, the housewives are pretty intense and creative, will they hold their title or will YOU be able to steal it away? ****NOTE*** absolutely NO balloons please. We have a wonderful girl coming from Alberta that is deathly allergic to them.
Contest #2: Layout contest- This is open to all skill levels and to anyone. There will be 3 prizes. To enter, bring a colour copy of your page or you may submit your actual artwork but bring it in a page protector so it doesn't get damaged when it is hung up for everyone to see. Each entry costs $2. (all proceeds will go to purchasing the albums for the kids in the cancer ward)
Contest #3: Inspiration- This is a sketch contest. I have printed out a few amazing sketches from the internet to help you guys this weekend. We will randomly pick a winner.
Contest #4: Name Tag- Of course not everyone knows each other, so we think this is a fantastic way to get to know everyone and meet some amazing new friends. These can be premade at home and will be judged Friday night.
Contest #5: Iron Scrapbooker- This one is totally optional. If you would like a chance to compete against some fabulous scrapbookers and win the title of Iron Scrapbooker and an amazing prize. Here is how this will work. If you would like a chance you can put your name in the draw box and we will draw 1 person to go against the "Iron Scrapbookers, we will also draw 3 more names for the sous-scrappers to assist these ladies. Our Iron Scrapbookers will be Christy Riopel (from Monday Night Class) and hopefully Jill Hildebrand (from Nikki Sivils & My Stamp Box. I haven't asked her yet, but I know this girl is always up for fun!!!) The contest will be that you will receive a box of supplies & product and you will have to create 1 layout, 1 card, 1 tag in 1 hour. It is seriously a riot. Christy & I had fun hamming it up in Calgary for their Crop for Kids.
Instructors & Classes:
Our featured instructor back by popular demand is:
Portfolio with Technique Tags and 7 Gypsies
In this three hour workshop students will try their hand at creating “technique tags” featuring Ranger products, a new foil technique and more!! Students will explore a “brushed metal resist” technique, watercolour stamping, velvet and glitter transfer as well as other new techniques Vicki has been exploring! All of these tags will be housed in a 7 Gypsies Portfolio that will be altered and adorned with an array of Gypsy finery!! Don’t miss out on this fun filled workshop!! Prizes and good times are guaranteed!!!
Students will require: 12 x 12 paper trimmer, fine point scissors, adhesive, foam adhesive squares, baby wipes, black stamping ink, fine tipped black marker, sand paper
Tool being used in class: Ranger Distress Inks, Ranger Ink Blending Tool, Craft Mat…if students have their own, please bring them to class.
Duration- 3 hrs
Sassafras Layout Workshop- we have spots open
This class is a kaleidoscope of colour and whimsy…everything you would expect in a Sassafras inspired workshop. Students will create 2 double page layouts and a bonus single page layout focused on mixing pattern papers, layering, tissue paper techniques and more. (5 layouts in total!!!!) A little fun with Glimmer Mist and stamping will also be explored. Prizes and good times are sure to abound so don’t miss out!
Duration- 3 hrs
Students need: 12x12 paper trimmer, scissors, wet and dry adhesive (including double sided tape and adhesive foam squares), acrylic stamping blocks, ruler
*For the Love of Junk* Artist Printer Tray Workshop (we have spots open)
The saying goes, “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure” and won’t we have fun seeing if that holds true? Join Vicki in exploring the worlds of both altered art and mixed media in this exciting new workshop! Students will create a series of “mini” projects using ephemera, embellishments made in class, stamping, found objects and more. All of these little “treasures” will be housed in a 7 Gypsies Printers Tray along with a few of your favorite photos. All kits will include the Printers Tray, products from 7 Gypsies and more. No class would be complete if we didn’t play with some Ranger/Distress products as well! This class will inspire lovers of clean lines as well as lovers of everything inky. Can’t wait to see you there!!
Material list- TO BE ANNOUNCED
4x6 Photo Carousel Workshop (at Leica's house on Nov.14th) A scrapbook at your finger tips, what could be better? That is the best way to describe this workshop! Students will be creating a revolving photo carousel that will display all of those favorite photos and cherished moments. The class kit includes tabbed pages, pockets, transparencies, tags, chipboard, stickers, the carousel and more! Get ready to stamp, layer and embellish a project that can be proudly displayed for all to see or given as a gift. Prizes and good times are sure to abound! Tools required: Basic tool kit including 12x12 paper trimmer, ruler, fine tipped scissors, wet and dry adhesives, baby wipes, black stamping ink, sandpaper, adhesive foam squares, fine tipped black marker, acrylic stamping blocks, cutting mat, craft knife, border punches, 2” circle punch, 1 ¾” circle punch, 1 ½” circle punch, 1” circle punch Duration: Full Day (5-6 hrs) Cost: $85 (if you may be missing anything on her supply list, don't go out and buy it, because it is at my house, I most definitely will be able to lend you stuff!)
*******Are you interested in taking a private class from Vicki? She is going to be teaching one to a handful of people at my house Sunday, November 14th. It will be about 5-6 hrs long starting at 1pm. We have 1 spot left. email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm if you want that spot. first come.
4x6 Photo Carousel Workshop (at Leica's house on Nov.14th)
A scrapbook at your finger tips, what could be better? That is the best way to describe this workshop! Students will be creating a revolving photo carousel that will display all of those favorite photos and cherished moments. The class kit includes tabbed pages, pockets, transparencies, tags, chipboard, stickers, the carousel and more! Get ready to stamp, layer and embellish a project that can be proudly displayed for all to see or given as a gift. Prizes and good times are sure to abound!
Tools required: Basic tool kit including 12x12 paper trimmer, ruler, fine tipped scissors, wet and dry adhesives, baby wipes, black stamping ink, sandpaper, adhesive foam squares, fine tipped black marker, acrylic stamping blocks, cutting mat, craft knife, border punches, 2” circle punch, 1 ¾” circle punch, 1 ½” circle punch, 1” circle punch
Duration: Full Day (5-6 hrs)
(if you may be missing anything on her supply list, don't go out and buy it, because it is at my house, I most definitely will be able to lend you stuff!)
Our next AMAZING teacher is Cathie Allan. I LOVE this lady, she is the heart & soul of what amazing truly is.You will laugh and be silly and learn SOOOO much about stamps, ink and stamping in her class. Probably the most beneficial class I have ever taken to date.
With 1 Stamp & 1 Palette (All Levels)- $35
Explore the "super multi-tasking bits of rubber wonder" by using one stamp, one beautiful metallic palette of ink and numerous "Cathie techniques" featured in her magazine articles. Create three beautiful projects as Cathie shows how versatile one stamp can be by using it to create backgrounds, foregrounds and embellishments whether on scrapbook pages or cards. Make white cardstock, 'white no more' as you make cards in class, but also see how to use these for 3 beautiful scrapbook layouts.
PLEASE BRING ALONG WITH YOUR BASIC KIT and a narrow (5mm) double sided tape ("Be Creative" tape recommended) and 2 "double ended" markers, one in hunter green and one navy.
3 Hour Workshop
and the last class is mine. Leica Forrest
Trendy & Stylish- $35 (sold out)
Do you love the latest patterned papers but get stuck on how to combine them successfully? Them come and join Leica in creating 2 12x12 layouts that show you how to layer different patterned papers, add dimension, and a little distressing to create a unique result. This class will play with lot's of different textures as we layer circles and tulle, and then finish it off with some bling & pearls. We will focus on combining different sizes of photos with unique journaling blocks.
This class is sponsored by Class sponsored by Glitz Designs.
Students please bring:
The make n takes are going to be taught by some amazing instructors. Jill Hildebrand Donna Houston
Our Toonie Takes this year are open to anyone & everyone. That means, if you can't make it for the crop, we would still love to have you come join us to shop at our vendors and have fun with some make n takes. The cost for each make n take is $2. I will post the schedule HERE next week, when we have the time slots totally confirmed.
The make n takes are going to be taught by some amazing instructors.
Cathie Allan will also be teaching make n takes showing off some of the stamping skills she is famous for. It will be AWESOME!!!!
Leica Forrest is going to be teaching 2 make n takes. One for Tattered Angels, and one for Glitz Designs/ Core'dinations. It will be fun!
There will also be ongoing make n takes offered in 2 booths; The Stampin Up! booth presented by Colleen Vassos and also in the Monday Night Class booth by Christy Riopel & Shannon Tompkins.
Our vendors will be:
Inspired Designs Boutique
Monday Night Class
Also on site you will be able to peruse stuff by Polka Dot Piggy Designs (Stylishly Functional Custom Baby Accessories, yummy mommy aprons and snack bags), Scentsy (awesome wickless candles that smell awesome!) and possibly a few more.
On Friday night the Cheerios cheerleading squad will be selling cupcakes for a fundraiser. Do you guys remember them from last year (aka Saucy's Sprinkles???) Over 200 cupcakes were gone in record time. I've asked Sasha to bring more this year, since we definitely want to help out those girls. They were last year's provincial champions! Way to go girls!!!!
A HUGE Thank you to our amazing sponsors. This is always such a perk having you come aboard!!!
Kaisercraft, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Tim Holtz, Glitz Designs, Tattered Angels, Core d'inations, Harmonie, Neatnix, Bazzill, Technique Tuesday, Unity Stamp, Scrap Mode, Nikki Sivils, Bisous, Clearsnap, Canadian Scrapbooker, Making Memories, Prima, and it has been fun as more have come aboard weekly.
Many of the classes ask for the basic kit. The following is purely a recommendation of what I consider to be MY basic kit. It has helped me get through classes like a breeze.
- paper trimmer
- fine tipped scissors
- adhesive, wet & dry
- foam squares
- favourite ink colours (black & brown for me)
- favourite fine tipped marker colours (black & brown for me)
optional items I like to have that the teacher isn't always able to bring for everyone.
- acrylic block
- punches (various circle sizes, scalloped edge, notebook punch -ones that I like to use regularly)
- wet wipes
- cutting knife & mat
So far this is the teaching schedule for the weekend. I don't forecast anything changing.
Friday: 7-10 Vicki Boutin- Portfolio With Technique Tags & 7 Gypsies
Saturday 9:15- 12:15 Cathie Allan's - With 1 Stamp & 1 Pallette (this class WILL start on time, Cathie has to catch a flight a 3pm and we definitely don't want her to miss that) So if you are in this class, when we open the doors, please make your way to the classroom and maybe there will be a chance to get started early.
lunch will be provided between 12:15-1:15.
1:30- 4:30 Vicki Boutin- Sassafras Layout Workshop
5:30-8:30 Vicki Boutin- For the Love of Junk Artist Print Tray
9:15-11:00 Leica Forrest's- Trendy & Stylish
This is the totally optional part of the crop!!!
Every year I do my best to give back to the community. I think our craft is such a talent that many appreciate. Keep in mind the crop is YOUR time to spend with friends, taking classes, having fun. The charity portion is NOT required, I just mention it in case it interests you to help out.
(copied from a previous post) I hadn't posted the charity yet this year, because I was sitting on an idea. I've totally decided that this is the year. The year that we are celebrating women, ourselves, how amazing we are in our daily lives. This is really important because generally we always put everyone else first. This last year I saw quite a few women pull together in unique ways to offer support. When Amanda Lepage was diagnosed with Breast Cancer this year, it really hit home for me. I find myself thinking wow, she's a young yummy mommy with young kids, what a huge way her life & her family's lives have had to change this year. I admire her strength, I admire that she "gets" that most of us don't know how to act, how to say the right thing about cancer or to someone with cancer. We all mean well, we want to be supportive, we all have met someone or experienced it,BUT there is no manual on how to behave. I think it should gives us a moment of irrationality to scream yell vent cry. To be human. So after a gathering at Amanda's moms house, we sat around after a tiring treatment Amanda just faced, talking and laughing,eating yummy food, laughing till the tears rolled. Right then it really clicked, as women we have to be so strong for our families, so brave when all we may want to do is cry.
So we are going to do 2 things this year.Create 8x8 mini albums for the kids in the CANCER ward. I have no idea how many we will need yet, so I am going to aim high, around 75. They can be generic, boys or girls. The pages can be very simple, an 8x8 background with a 4x6 photo mat, some pp, a journaling block and an embellishment if you would like. Remember the kids do not know what is the latest trends out there in scrapbooking, they appreciate any and all. The albums we made for the pediatric ward last year were so cherished. The staff, parents & kids couldn't believe the kindness and generosity of what was created. If you would like to participate but have no supplies, do not worry, I have been putting together a box for this cause I would gladly share. Any and all help is appreciated. And of course we will be on the hunt for albums and adhesive again. The one thing the hospital pointed out last year, was the albums that were vinyl, leather or plastic that could be wiped off were the best. Because in wards where the kids could get infections, EVERYTHING has to be sanitized everyday. Just a thought. Of course any money raised will go again to purchasing any albums needed. The ones we got from Fancy Pants last year were soooooo beautiful!
Also, as a thank you, for every 2 pages donated you will get an entry into a large prize package.
The second bit of charity is for EVERY Fat Quarter you bring, it will get you a ticket for the draw for a "Queen for the Day" package. That's right, a chance for you to be spoiled!!!!!! So what is a Fat Quarter? It is a specific measurement of quilting block fabric that is the perfect size to create bandanas. Amanda's mom Janet has been gathering these and making "Amanda Bandana's" for the Cancer ward. Isn't that fantastic???? They are stylish and functional. It can't be easy to lose your hair, to feel sick, to be cold, so the fact that she is making these very beautiful head pieces brings a huge amount of smiles and comfort to the recipients. Way to go Janet!!!! If you are a seamstress or quilter, if you could finish the edges,I'm sure that would help Janet immensely.
Also, we have some people that have putting together items to raffle off to donate the money to the cancer ward. So that will be awesome! How kind, how generous, and of course if anyone else out there wants to do this as well, we definitely think the cause is worthy.
on a side note, any new info I will add or change on this post. I am out of province teaching this weekend in Alberta. Sadly I have been pretty absent on my blog, sorry, Ireland & I got pink eye, and I came down with strep throat again. So I have been in bed trying to be on the mend. I am feeling much better, but not quite up to par. Hopefully by when I fly out Friday! fingers crossed.
Thanks again for all your help & patience. I am very excited for this event again. My husband is excited to have our house clear of boxes again, and I can't wait to get all the goody bags & prizes out of storage. yumm!