You Can Do it~5 Days left for100 Days of Summer challenge

August 26, 2011

So, how are you doing? Are you still taking your pictures everyday, but a little behind on scrap booking them? Me too! It is definitely a challenge!

You  have five more days to take pictures and then you have two weeks to finish your book! Because on Friday, September 16th we will have our Wrap-Up Party from 6pm-10pm for those of you who are participating in the 100 Days of Summer/Project 365 Challenge.

You can put the finishing touches on your pages, visit, share ideas, have some refreshments and vote on the best album for the Grand Prize from LUG! If you are unable to attend~please drop off your book so you still have a chance to win the Grand Prize that evening.

You are also invited to submit a favorite layout of your own for an in store contest too! Your 12 X 12 layout will be displayed in the store until Sept. 30th and customers will vote for them. The prize will be a NEW Simple Stories KIT!
Here’s some of my pages from my vacation in Saskatchewan. My nephews Kian and newborn Logan feature prominently. I am using Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer and We R Memory Keepers pocket page protectors.

Simple Stories has two new collections which we have in stock now! Baby Steps is adorable with blue, pink, grey, yellow, green and brown featuring a vintage look and balloon and carriage motifs. Here are some great layout ideas from Simple Stories

We also have their Happy Day collection which has gorgeous colors and a birthdayish theme.

Only 17 Days left~100 Days of Summer Challenge!

August 15, 2011

So, how are you all doing with this challenge? I know I have learned a lot, about my camera, myself and more! I’m a little behind cause I just got back from vacation, but Shannon is keeping up! Here are some of her pages!

Ten more ideas for photos from Creating Keepsakes!

1. Your house

2. Your mailbox

3. Your doorbell

4. A pile of clutter

5. Musical instruments

6. You doing housework

7. You doing volunteer work

8. Doing laundry

9. The movie theater

10. Painting the deck

Happy photo taking! Hop to see you at the Wrap-Up Party on Friday, September 16th from 6pm-10pm.  Join us for the evening. You can put the finishing touches on your project, visit with friends, share ideas, have some refreshments and vote on the best album for the Grand Prize!

Summer where for art thou?

July 26, 2011

Here are some pages from Sherry’s book. She’s got great pics of her on her birthday, grasses, a harbor with boats, her family, a hummingbird, a bicycle built for two and her and her granddaughter’s feet wearing the same flip flops. She used the We R Memory Keepers pocket page protectors and Simple Stories 100 Days of summer papers. Where oh where is summer? Well, at least we can try to take pictures of summery things, right?

Ten more ideas from Creating Keepsakes magazine on what to photograph this summer!

1. Garden tools~I don’t garden, we live in a townhouse 🙂

2. Rainstorms~Took a great pic of stormy clouds just outside of Abbotsford, such intense colors

3. Mountains~I love taking pics of the mountains, as I am originally a prairie girl

4. Grass~We have very green grass this year, the grasses in the ditches are even pretty

5. An old house~I like taking photos of old barns too

6. Umbrellas~Unfortunately these are still around

7. Your old shoes~My title page is a pic of old and new shoes, the funny thing is I just bought three new pairs, and I think I may buy another pair tonight!

8. Your car~Took a pic of my new car just after I washed it

9. Puddles~Do I really need to say anything about these?

10. Things that bother you~ How about #9 and #6 and #2?

We have many lovely collections of paper for scrapbooking your summer pictures and making cards.

Like Barefoot and Bliss from Bo-Bunny.

We R Memory Keepers has a great collection called Travel Light.

For your camping trips we have Imaginisce’s Happy Camper collection and American Crafts Campy Trails.

For beachy scenes and ocean fun we have Creative Imaginations IOD papers.

For scrapbooking your latest cruise we have a collection from Creative Imaginations by Barb Tortillotte.

Much More Summer Photo Ideas

July 19, 2011

Here is Sherry’s Project 365 Book. Her album is a black linen one by We R Memory Keepers. She does a title page for each month and then uses the multi opening pocket page protectors from We R Memory Keepers. We have an excellent selection of these in the store! Here she has captured some of the nifty creatures of summer!

Ten more ideas from Creating Keepsakes magazine on what to photograph for your 100 Days of Summer challenge or Project 365 or just great picture ideas.

1. Stonework on an old wall~This would be a lovely garden photo to take

2. Monuments~There are always great monuments to be found on summer holidays

3. Clouds~I love taking pics of these ever changing  forms

4. Your clothes~I took a picture of some new pajamas I bought

5. Your home’s decor~ It’s always in the background red and blue are the main floor accent colors

6. Your favorite chair~I took a pic of my favorite spot on my front porch

7. Your favorite food~Medium rare steak, broccoli and mushrooms

8. Cooking and baking~Shannon has many photos of cupcakes, cookies and cakes

9. Your favorite restaurants~Starbucks has made it in my book so far

10. Your jewelry~This is a great idea, as my jewelry box is always overflowing and colorful

Hope you are all enjoying your summer and looking forward to the next 100 Days of Summer Club Crop on Friday, August 5th from 6pm-10pm!

Today is the 50th day of Summer!!!

July 12, 2011

This is Shannon’s take on 100 Days of Summer from Simple Stories with We R Memory Keepers multi opening page protectors.

Today is the 50th day of Summer!!! Here are some more great ideas for photos to take this summer from Creating Keepsakes magazine!

1. Flowers in a garden~Hoping to do that this weekend at Minter Gardens and the Classic Car Show

2. Flowers in a pot~Did that in May, the potted plant I got for Mother’s Day

3. A natural landscape~We are so lucky here to have many beautiful ones to photograph!

4. Parades~My grand nephew was just in a fourth of July parade in California with his wagon all  decorated:)

5. Events at a fair~ Chilliwack Fair is August 5th-7th, 2011

6. Horse shows~

7. Rodeos~Calgary Stampede would be great! I’m sure a certain 100 Days participant will have lots of pics!

8. Auto shows~Again the Classic Car Show on Sunday, July 17th will be may attempt at photographing cars

9. Sidewalk art shows~I love photographing art~I took some pics of canvases at the UBC hospital and some of the totem pole in front of the Chilliwack Hopsital

10. A statue or fountain~The fountain from Eureka would be great or the fountain in Salish park?

Summer is finally here~Take some great pics!

July 2, 2011

Today is the fortieth day of summer! Check out this great layout by Liz Qualman in the Simple Stories Idea Gallery at www.// Can’t wait to get in the pool and to the waterslides!

Here are ten more ideas from Creating Keepsakes. What to photograph if you are participating in the 100 Days of Summer Challenge or Project 365 or just great ideas for this summer!

1. People watching fireworks~Canada Day is the perfect opportunity!

2. Children with sparklers~July 4th celebrations too!

3. People waving flags~I took a pic of the tv of Will and Kate in Ottawa-Love her hat!

4. A colorful patio or beach umbrella~Maybe an opportunity at Cultus Lake tomorrow?

5. A hot dog stand~Make sure to get the condiments in there!

6. Your car trunk packed for a vacation~Can’t wait til then, could also be car packed for camping trip.

7. The main street of a small town~Wellington is very picturesque, Barb photographed it when the cherry trees were in bloom.

8. A ferris wheel or attraction at a local carnival~When does the fair come to Chilliwack?

9. A parade~I loved  small town parades as a kid, especially ones where they threw candy!

10. Someone on a cell phone~Remember how big they used to be? I wonder if we will be saying that again in twenty years?

Layout Ideas & Photo Ideas!

June 9, 2011

Check out Barb’s book with ideas for a title page and more  for the 100 Days of Summer Challenge and Project 365.  She makes a title page for each month on a 12 X 12 page and then uses the We R Memory Keepers page pockets in between. She also used the 100 Days of Summer collection of papers from Simple Stories. Just arrived~ tons of these pages in a variety of layouts and kits of Destinations and Life Documented from Simple Stories!