Friday, October 30, 2009

Weekend To Unwind

The Scrapbook Cottage is excited to present......
"Weekend to Unwind"
December 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th


Trisha Ladouceur.

  Trisha has been an avid scrapbooker for nearly 11 years and has taught for more than 9 years in Canada and the United States as well as overseas. She has been married to her best friend,  Drew for nearly 17 years and has 2 wild, but devilishly handsome boys, Logan and Carter who are more often than not, the source of her inspiration. She resides in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where the long, cold winters provide plenty of scrapbooking time for her.

Her teaching abilities have taken her on numerous travel adventures in resent history. She has taught scrapbooking and paper crafting classes coast to coast in both Canada and the United States. She feels blessed to combine her love of travel with her passion for teaching's a match made in heaven!

Trisha has the distinct honor and privilege of being an Endorsed Educator for a few of her favorite Scrapbooking Manufactures such as Prima, My Mind's Eye, Graphic 45, Bazzill, Tattered Angels, Sakura and Beacon Adhesive.

To Trisha's credit, she is also a product designer (Co-Creator of the Build-A-Book for Prima Marketing, Inc). She has numerous projects and articles published, you can view some of her recent work in Scrapbook Trends Magazine and Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine!

Trisha loves to create projects that are very detail oriented and incorporates texture and dimension wherever possible. You will not find a "flat" project anywhere in her portfolio! The best part is that she shows her students that they too CAN create a work of art that will impress all and that when the steps are broken down, any task can be accomplished by any level scrapbooker!

Registration Begins October 31st*
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*Spaces are limited*

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Even though The Bahamas doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving Day as a holiday, quite a number of Bahamians myself! Did you know that the turkey is one of the most famous birds in North America. In fact, Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the wild turkey the national bird of the United States! (lol...just thought you wanted to know)

I think we should celebrate Thanksgiving Day as well because it's a time of CELEBRATION. Celebrating who we are, and how we got here! We remember life's struggles and are grateful, even proud of how we overcame them.

Now is the time to think ...What does this time of year mean to you? Thanksgiving mean something different to almost everyone-----How do you celebrate the day? Do you have favorite memories of this holiday? Well, I do! Lots of memories are created and I wouldn't change any of them for nothing in the world! Thanksgiving in my family is a long tradition of families coming together......these are great traditions that we have made for our family.

This is also the time of year where we take lots of photos. I so enjoy bringing out all our photos and scrapbooks to share with our family. Over the years more of our beloved family members have passed away.

However, with our scrapbooks, it momentarily freezes time and brings our past to the present so we can enjoy yesteryear!!!!!!

I am asking this of you........Please take the time to make some special traditions this year with your families.

Once today is gone it will never come back!!!!