Friday, November 30, 2012

Happy Hallowe'en

Yes, I still spell it the old fashioned way!

Some very scary people came to visit me . . .



And some crazy scary people terrorised Karen at Memories on Main Street in Lambeth . . .



What can I say?  I hang out with strange people.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Three Days at Windswept Cottage

We have found a gem of a place for a crafting retreat . . . Windswept Cottage in Port Lambton.  The price is right.  The house is huge and well stocked.  We can live in our jammies for three days.  Each person is responsible for one meal.  That's it.  One meal over three days.  Heaven.









Three Days at Windswept Cottage

We have found a gem of a place for a crafting retreat . . . Windswept Cottage in Port Lambton.  The price is right.  The house is huge and well stocked.  We can live in our jammies for three days.  Each person is responsible for one meal.  That's it.  One meal over three days.  Heaven.









Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Our first Thanksgiving in our new giant apartment . . . So nice to be able to have lots of help in the kitchen . . .








. . . good thing I have lots of crop tables . . . LOL . . . 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

My Newest Book is out just in time for Christmas. Check it out!!!!


Well its beginning to look like Christmas out there. Just a sprinkling of snow that quickly disappeared yesterday. But it seems so much more serious today.

I won't bore you with my Dreaded To List this week except to say it is continuing to get smaller.

My main focus is keeping the house clean and getting Christmas presents finished.

On a very exciting note, my newest book is now available for sale.


The back cover says:
Since I began scrapbooking 14 years ago I have often been asked to make an album for someone as if I could just whip one together in a moments notice.
Now I can . . .

You can purchase your copy at http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/afreshstart. Two added bonuses. To celebrate I'm offering discounts of 15-30% on all my other books. AND my publisher is offering 30% off for Cyber Monday until November 27. This seems like the perfect timing . . . and books make excellent Christmas presents!!

I will be using this book as the basis of the class I am teaching at Memories on Main Street in Lambeth on Sunday December 2 from 12 - 5 pm. A copy of the book is part of the class.

So how's your week going? What are you working on?

See ya
Pam

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Refillable Note Books

First I would like to state for the record that this pattern is based on something I saw in a book or online several years ago.  I wish I could remember where so I could share the credit.

This pattern is for a great little notebook which can be refilled with new pages when the original pages are full.  This is why I think these little notebooks are a great idea for letterbox log books.

Cut a 12" x 12" sheet of plain cardstock into three pieces:  one 3" x 12" and two 3" x 10-1/4".  Score each piece at 2", 4", 6", 8" and 10".

If you would like your books to be bigger than cut the paper to the width you would like but the length should remain the same.


Apply the adhesive of your choice on the two 1/4" tabs created when you scored the 3" x 10-1/4" pieces of cardstock.  I like to use a multi-media glue but double-sided tape would work well.



Fold the finished accordion at the scores and set aside for now.


Cut 2 pieces 2-1/8" x 3-1/8" (or slightly larger than the folded accordion) from heavy chipboard.


Cut 2 pieces of nice thick patterened paper 3-1/8" x 4-5/8"  (the same height ast the chipboard pieces and twice the width plus a 3/8" overlap).


Wrap the patterned paper around the boards and adhere at the overlap only.



Cut a piece of heavy patterned paper 1-3/4" x 3-1/8" for the spine (or same height as the chipboard and same width as the accordion when folded).  Score at 3/4" from either edge of the spine.  Adhere the spine to the 2 chipboard covers matching up the edges of the covers with the scores on the spine.




Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper 2" x 6" (or twice the length of the covers and the same width).  Place this paper on the inside of one board and wrap the ends around to the front, tucking the overlap in at the top and bottom.  If it is a real struggle you can make the pieces a little shorter.




To finish the book, slip the first and last pages of the accordion into each inside cover.



You can make any kind of closure for these adorable little notebooks but I use pretty matching coloured elastics.

When one side of the accordion is full of notes or whatever you can flip it around.  When the second side is full, remove it and put in a new accordion.

Refillable Note Books

First I would like to state for the record that this pattern is based on something I saw in a book or online several years ago.  I wish I could remember where so I could share the credit.

This pattern is for a great little notebook which can be refilled with new pages when the original pages are full.  This is why I think these little notebooks are a great idea for letterbox log books.

Cut a 12" x 12" sheet of plain cardstock into three pieces:  one 3" x 12" and two 3" x 10-1/4".  Score each piece at 2", 4", 6", 8" and 10".

If you would like your books to be bigger than cut the paper to the width you would like but the length should remain the same.


Apply the adhesive of your choice on the two 1/4" tabs created when you scored the 3" x 10-1/4" pieces of cardstock.  I like to use a multi-media glue but double-sided tape would work well.



Fold the finished accordion at the scores and set aside for now.


Cut 2 pieces 2-1/8" x 3-1/8" (or slightly larger than the folded accordion) from heavy chipboard.


Cut 2 pieces of nice thick patterened paper 3-1/8" x 4-5/8"  (the same height ast the chipboard pieces and twice the width plus a 3/8" overlap).


Wrap the patterned paper around the boards and adhere at the overlap only.



Cut a piece of heavy patterned paper 1-3/4" x 3-1/8" for the spine (or same height as the chipboard and same width as the accordion when folded).  Score at 3/4" from either edge of the spine.  Adhere the spine to the 2 chipboard covers matching up the edges of the covers with the scores on the spine.




Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper 2" x 6" (or twice the length of the covers and the same width).  Place this paper on the inside of one board and wrap the ends around to the front, tucking the overlap in at the top and bottom.  If it is a real struggle you can make the pieces a little shorter.




To finish the book, slip the first and last pages of the accordion into each inside cover.



You can make any kind of closure for these adorable little notebooks but I use pretty matching coloured elastics.

When one side of the accordion is full of notes or whatever you can flip it around.  When the second side is full, remove it and put in a new accordion.