Featuring Guest Designer Cari Locken!

Hello everyone! Today I am SOOOO excited to bring to you a very dear friend as our 2nd Guest Designer of 2010. For all of you Canadians out there that don't know Cari, you will be excited to learn that Cari is a Canadian too!


Cari lives in Langley, British Columbia with her husband, Tim, and three children (Kailyn (9), Ryan (7) and Jayden (5)). She has been scrapbooking since 1997 and her love for this craft has grown immensely over the past few years. She is a designer for Canadian Scrapbook magazine, Imaginisce and Core'dinations Cardstock. She loves teaching scrapbooking classes at her local scrapbook store and at various retreats and conventions throughout the year. When she's not scrapbooking Cari is either taking the kids to swimming lessons, doing laundry, driving the kids to & from school, playing the piano, nibbling on chocolate and then running, wasting time on the computer or making meals for everyone! Yes, a very exciting life indeed! Cari is not only an amazing friend, wife and mother, but as you will see she is an AMAZING scrapper as well. I've been very fortunate to work closely with Cari in the past and there wasn't a project that went by were I wasn't completely amazed and inspired by what she created. I asked Cari to use today's kit, the American Crafts Backyard Collection. I think you will agree that she did a fantastic job!
I absolutely LOVE on her 'Cool Treats' layout how she was not afraid to add dimension by adding the adorable pin wheels to her page. Such a great idea for something fun and unique to hang on your wall!

cool treats (small)

I also love in her 'Fun in the Sun' layout, how she put the kit to the test by pretty much mixing up all of the different elements that come with the kit!

If you want to be further inspired by Cari's incredible talents, then be sure to check out her blog. http://myandmythoughts.blogspot.com/

Oh! I also wanted to give you the heads up about our first ScrapbookSteals online crop TONIGHT! What does that mean? It means we all get 'together' and scrapbook. Okay, not physically together, but we connect via our computers. We share what we create via our Facebook page so everyone can take turns oooohing and ahhhhhhhing. We will be chatting and scrapping it up! And who knows....there may even be some giveaways involved! WHO doesn't want free stuff? Be there at 6PM MST, or be square, or circle, or scalloped, or................... :) Come here or on Facebook for the link to join us!

Until next time guest designer day, where we will be treated by not only an amazing scrapper but a Scrapbook Steals customer as well! (You just never know what will happen when you attach a link to your crafty blog in an email to us!)

Happy Scrappin'!

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