Thursday 29 November 2012

Change is in the AIR

For those of you that watch my facebook page or live in the Cold Lake area are aware that The Paper Box will be closing its doors.  I have been back and forth on this decision for over a month but in the end my husband and i decided it was what is best for our family and bank account.

I will be setting up a scrapbook studio in my home to continue creating kits and projects that will be sold at http://wsquaredscrapbooking.com/.  This is a fabulous online store owned and operated by Wendy Ward right here in Cold Lake, so if you like the project you will be able to purchase the pdf file with a list of products used.  Depending on demand i will also be supplying her with complete kits. 

Our first Pdf file is for the Holiday Lantern now available at http://wsquaredscrapbooking.com/ for $10.  Also 5 complete kits each of the blue or red lantern were shipped out today to Treasured Memories in Edmonton for your shopping convenience. http://www.treasuredmemories.typepad.com/
should be in store next week. 

Reminder of what i am talking about

If you every have a project you want but can't find anywhere fire me off an email and tell me, not to toot my own horn but art school paid off (finally) i am very good at figuring out how to make 3D projects plus i love a challenge
Thank you to everyone who supported The Paper Box over the years but Glenda Schoepp-Drake isn't going anywhere just making new goals.
Goal one: contribute to the family from working at home
Goal two: Its a big one but also a secret since i don't want to jink it
Goal Three: design for scrapbook manufacturers for display projects at CHA
Goal four: lose 65 pounds and take a trip anywhere that requires a swimsuit
Goal Five: remember to blog
So stay tuned Boozybear.blogspot is entering a new era

Friday 23 November 2012


Yes today is my birthday i am offically 36 or as i like to think of it 25.  Tonight dinner and blackjack with husband and our couple friends too bad Cold Lake doesn't have the best selections of resturants but as long as i don't have to cook i am a happy camper. 

Today my son is at work with me, so far he has set his trains up everywhere, used my copic markers for drawing, use my tim holtz stapler for making "X"s, and moved my stock around, now he is eating his lunch over one of my projects and asking me when is it time to go home- good thing he is cute.  Here are the picture he drew me of dogs Lucky and Dodger, pretty good for 5  maybe he has some of his momma's artist talent.
Next my creations:

Holiday lanterns in Classic Red and Green, and Chilly blue, teal and cream.
I designed this using chipboard i cut and scored to shape into a lantern, the first one i did i used a pattern i drew on a napkin but for my loyal followers i have done up a pdf instruction and template that you will be able to buy at http://wsquaredscrapbooking.com/ also will be a list of supplies used so you can purchase what you need.
I used the new Tim Holtz tattered poinsettia die cut and i have to say this is a new favorite for the holiday season.  The key to the using is to make sure you shape your petals, the best way i have found to do this is using the barrel of a pen to curve the paper petal around.  This is why i love paper it can to manlipuated in so many different ways and shaping your paper will bring your project to life!!
(man i have chubby fingers-sausage hands)
So i am jsut finishing up the pdf file will be ready next week.
talk soon- yes sooner than last time, i was busy creating and forgot to also be busy posting.


Wednesday 7 November 2012

Christmas Wreath

I have a friend holding a winter trade and craft show as a fundraiser for Relay for Life and I am donating a wreath for auction.

created using Melissa Frances 3-D chipboard house I used Fabscraps Christmas line which worked great since the paper has a faux barn wood.  Added tinsel along roof edge and white mica flakes on roof for snow.  These 3-D chipboard houses are great they come with trees and a resin shape.
Next I covered paper mache balls with 7 gypsies tissue paper and mod podge.  I cut the paper mache ball so the back is flat and easier to glue onto wreath which is wrapped with burlap.  Curved music note paper and glued onto wreath giving it movement.  Made pointsettas using the new tim holtz die cut which i am in love with and they worked great to cover any holes. Finished with tulle again to hide more holes  (PS don't look at the back)
I am off to a scrapbooking rereat this weekend stay tune for what I create