Croptopia Scrapbooking INC

November 23, 2012

Pre-Christmas Sale

A Special Invitation For You

To Our

online Pre-Christmas Sale

November 23 – Nov 30

Our Christmas Gift to You

Super Specials are limited items, so first come first served. Prices are as marked. Shop early so you won’t be disappointed.

20% off all regular priced items -Your invoice will be discounted and a copy sent to you before payment. This is a great time to stock up on staples like adhesives and cardstock.

Clearance Section Prices are clearly marked on the website 50% – 70% markdowns

● Assortment packages regular $19.99 now only $5.00
● My Little Shoebox selected collection – 50% OFF

Flat fee of $10. for Canada Post Shipping on all orders during this sale. Orders will all be shipped on Nov 30.

Pay by paypal, cheque, COD ($8.00 charge), email transfer, or cash

Arrangements can be made to pick up your order, after Nov 30th ,in the Ottawa area or Petawawa area

Just go to http://www.croptopia.com to start shopping.

Croptopia Scrapbooking will be closed from Dec 1 to Dec 31.so that we can prepare and celebrate Christmas with our families. All orders placed during that time will be processed on January 1st.

Check out the calendar on Meetup.com for 2013 schedule. We have now added events in Vars and Pembroke. More events will be added as the details become known.

May the Christmas Season
be a time of Joy and Relaxation for you and your family.

Susan and Matt and our families.

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November 8, 2012

An Attitude of Gratitude

Filed under: Journal,my life — croptopia @ 3:04 pm

On November 1st, 2012 a friend of mine started a very interesting blog. It is entitled “An Attitude of Gratitude” Each day she publishes an inspirational message to encourage thanksgiving and creativity. A Bible verse and a technique are posted with each message. I have been following this although I got behind at the first. Today I will publish the first seven days now that I have completed them. I started by creating a 6 x 6 paper bag album. This is the cover that I made using papers from Canvas Corps.

Cover of journal

My challenge for Nov 1 was to use a colour that I didn’t usually use. I chose red which I incorporated into the background. I journaled about things that give me joy.

Nov 1

On Nov 2, I was challenged to make more of the moment and use circles or squares to create the page. I used circles and put a clock face on each one. To make the most of each moment we need to move slower and take a deep breath.

Nov 2

In Nov 3 we were encouraged to use free hand drawing to exemplify creativity. I started by decorating a pocket page. I answered questions about creativity on the backs of three tags and popped them into the pocket.
Creativity

On the opposite page our challenge was to do a free hand drawing. I drew a picture of my hands working on a quilt. I thank God for the creativity He has put in me.

creativity 2

Nov 4 was a day to focus on the verse “A time to every purpose”. I used a tree stamp and stamped the tree in the four seasons. I used my pens to colour in the leaves, flowers and snow flakes.
Nov 4

Nov 5 For this page I used spray inks for the back ground and then stamped over with archival black ink. I then tried to use a wet brush to lift off the centre of the flowers. It didn’t work too well, so I painted in the petals and put Stickles in the middle. The verse reminds us to give thanks to the Lord.

Nov5

Nov 6 We reminded to be thankful for the technology that makes out life so much easier. For the page, I started by spraying the background with green. The kraft paper already had words running across. Then I used a mask to over spray with red. While the mask was still wet, I turned it over and stamped the other side of the page. Then I put my message on craft paper and wrote the verse and title with white pen.

nov 6

I really enjoyed working on this project this week. Watch next Thursday for me to upload the next week. Please comment and let me know what you think of what I have done here.

November 2, 2012

Step Nine: Join Me On A Journey

Filed under: Journal,scrapbooking ideas — croptopia @ 11:40 am
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This has been an interesting couple of weeks. Life got busy and I totally missed last Friday. But I am back on track today.
I have comleted adding the vital statistics to my memories of my grandparents. Some of them were listed in the old family Bible I received from my sister. The rest I got by contacting a cousin who is into genealogy. I thought my grandparents had been married in England before they came to Canada and was surprised to learn they had not been married until they moved to Winnipeg Manitoba. I think there is a story in there but I am not sure at this point how to go about finding out the details.
The next step in the journey will be to start going through old albums and getting copies of photographs of these dear people. I will also contact family members to see what they have.

I haven’t worked on my art journaling much lately but finally got down to it last night. I find it very interesting to watch the page develope. I don’t really know where I am going until it is finished.

First I covered the background in shades of yellows with my gelatos. I find them so much fun to use and I love the results. Then I used several masks to first put some muted blue squares and then some prominent spots on the page. I used my Sew Easy Stamper to put a scallop down the left side. It then seemed that a funny little butterfly was needed.

butterfly

At this point I had no idea where I was going. I thought I would try a person. I cut some patterned paper and tried to decide how I would draw the arms, legs and head. I drew a head and put on a face and penned in some hair. I did not like the face at all. I then cut some wings from the scraps on my table and went to be.
I woke up in the morning and knew exactly what I wanted. I cut out a face of my grand-daughter. It looked cute but her face didn’t cover the hair I had penned in. This little circle with a heart was sitting on the table. When I put the face peeking though, it was just what I wanted.

I put little silver glitter shoes on her and added glitter to the spots at the top of the page and pink glitter to the wings.

shoes

She is the angel that reminds me to smile. She is so filled with joy. And now I understand the butterfly. She loves butterflies. She is like a butterfly as she flits joyfully from one activity to another. I am well pleased with this page.

She is the angel that keeps me in the joy of the Lord.

I would love to see what you have been doing. Please add links in your comments to what has been keeping you busy these days.

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