Friday, January 26, 2018

Creativation 2018

Our Paper Lane Studio team just got back from Creativation 2018 in Phoenix Arizona!
What an amazing event, so many companies....where to start?

Phoenix Convention Centre

Got our badges and goody bags!

We were entertained by an amazing group of guys with drums! so loud and so much fun!

 As we entered we were overwhelmed with how many companies were there and where the heck did we start? lol 

Here are a few pictures of our adventures:

Graphic 45

Heartfelt Creations

Vicki Boutin

Tim Holtz

 We even got Mario in a picture with us, what a great guy!

Prima Marketing Inc

Our favourite educator Keren Tamir

 Frank Garcia

 This dress form is spectacular!!!

The detail is amazing! the fringe is actually twirled paper!

Creative Scrapbooker

Crafter's Companion

It was so nice to see Carin meet the ladies of Crafter's Companion, she is new to their design team!!! 

Heidi Swapp

So here's the back story to these pictures lol I wanted a picture with Heidi but was too shy to ask! So I totally staged the first 2 pictures, I had Kathy take a picture of me standing behind Heidi as she was talking to make it look like she was posing with me lol
Carin finally asked her if she would mind taking a picture with me and of course she was more than willing. I showed her the "staged" photo's and she laughed! what a great sport she is.

Pretending to listen to her:

Total photo bomb!!

Real photo of the 2 of us lol

Then she joined Kathy and Carin for their photo

Dyan Reaveley

Stamperia and Antonis Tzanidakis
What an amazing talent! and so sweet! 

and that's a wrap!! off for our final dinner in Phoenix at "The Kettle Black". Thanks Mario for suggesting it, the food and atmosphere was amazing!

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

A Perfect Christmas Workshop

 Our last workshop of 2017 was a big success! thanks to all 40+ ladies who joined us to get in the Christmas spirit.

In keeping with our last 3 Christmas workshops we created these beautifully hand cut blocks, thanks to my hubby for all his hard work ensuring that they were done correctly and the holes were drilled perfectly to hold a tea light!

We created these using Echo Park's "A Perfect Christmas" collection, what an amazing paper line! so festive and cute without being cutesy!

You can't have anything Christmas with out some foil and glitter! I used Tim Holtz"Script Holiday Words" die on all the projects for this workshop. A Tim Holtz tag stamped with wood grain on Kraft cardstock, finished with a cute holly berry accent from Silhouette Cameo.

Our 1st card featured Tim Holtz "Birch" die, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder and Dee's Distinctly "Deer" die, all set on Bazzill "French Cream" cardstock. We also added some red twine and again a red foiled sentiment.

One of my favourite cards to create is the Pyramid card, such a cute card that is interactive as well as fun for any occasion. Often referred as a Tepee card, its a great idea for a little boys birthday party as a tent!

This cute card has deer on every side, gold foiled sentiment and a cute twine bow. This card lays flat for shipping which makes it an even special card to send or to create as a table place setting for your Christmas table or for any occasion.

For all the ladies who attended the workshop I created a little tag for them to make and gift.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Wallpaper and

It’s finally time to let my big secret out!!

I was contacted by to see if I would be interested in designing something for them using some of their many beautiful wallpapers selections! I was so humbled to be asked by a company such as and I had to pinch myself a little bit considering all the blogs and crafters that they could have chosen from.  

I chose 2 rolls of the wallpaper which included a Barn Board style and a Dogwood paper.

I decided for my first project that I would create a set of 4 x 4 Cedar Block candles, using both wallpapers on each side of the candles. From there, I added some wide ribbon, some metal accents and some handmade Flowering Dogwood flowers along with a tag tied on with brown twine. I envisioned my bathroom walls dressed in the wallpaper and thought what better way to relax in the tub with the Tea Lights lit!!

Next, I created a 12 x 12 scrapbook layout using the Barn Board paper. I had a beautiful picture of Peggy’s Cove and thought what better picture to use, then one of Canada’s most iconic images! I went with a nautical theme, using burlap ribbon, more metals, tags and included some Flowering Dogwood flowers. I distressed the edges of the wallpaper, which wasn’t as easy as I would have thought LOL and then stitched the wallpaper to cardstock for stability. 

-Next, I created 2 cards using the Dogwood wallpaper. For my 1st card, I used a fold out card by Heartfelt Creations dressed in the Dogwood wallpaper. In keeping with the Dogwood theme, I created clusters of Flowering Dogwoods to accent this card with a cute tag.

-For my 2nd card, I once again used the Dogwood wallpaper as my background and added the Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwoods. I created a cluster of flowers and included a sentiment tag. This special card will be sent to Sarah from as a thank you.

So, remember ladies if you have left over wallpaper from a home reno; create something pretty to add to your home d├ęcor or create a card or layout with the left-over paper. 
I can not express my excitement, honour and privilege to have been asked to do this for such a huge company! This article will be on their sites, blog and newsletters, where you will be able to link back to my blog.

In closing, I hope you enjoyed looking at my creations. I have included the link below to:

Congratulations to all the other bloggers who joined me in this article.

If anyone is interested in knowing exactly what products I used, please contact me at

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