About Sabrina





I am a mother of 5 children, and have 8 grandchildren so far. I loved being a stay-at-home-Mom for 25 years, but that changed in 1999. I didn't get into scrapbooking and cardmaking until August 2009 while living in Calgary AB, where my oldest daughter (Dana) and her family live.

As far back as I can remember, I have always loved to create, and come up with great ideas. I have this need to be creative on almost a daily basis or I kind of get a little down in the dumps. And I guess that shows, as over the years I have been creative in knitting, crocheting, cooking, baking, and sewing, drawing, painting, photography, writing, crafts, graphic design, bookmaking, cardmaking, and scrapbooking. I have even won awards or some kind of recognition in some of these areas of creativity.

With the influence of my daughter, Dana, who shares this blog with me, I have taken up scrapbooking, cardmaking, or anything papercrafting related. What fun I am having!  This all started while living in Calgary, AB. I now live in Victoria, BC (since 2011) to be closer to my aging parents. (June 2016 Mom passed away)

I've had seven years of experience as an Instructor, three of which were full time! Talk about busy!!

Hope that you enjoy what we all share with you on our blog. Join up, make comments; we really do want to hear what you have to say. And of course it goes with out saying, “Happy papercrafting to you all!”







CREATIVE RESUME

2018

2017

Exciting News! I was one of 11 chosen across Canada to be a Spellbinders Educator!

2016

I was asked if I would be interested in teaching classes again. So in I quite Stamping' Up! and September I started teaching for Stacey at Scrapbook Essentials BC. You can find the store on Facebook if you would like to follow. 


2014

October 22 - Became a Stampin' Up Demonstrator and started my blog Stamp & Create With Sabrina


2013


December  2013
*featured on the Graphic 45 Blog with my "Couture" Happy Birthday set

*featured on Scrap Addicts blog


July through November 2013
*on Design Team for Christmas Card Challenges Blog

July
*started selling instructions on my new blog Paper Architecture With Sabrina


Projects on the Graphic 45 Ning Featured Photos
*Featured Photos board -
*one of four French Country Square Cards,
*My Handsome Grandsons using French Country
*"Couture" Happy Birthday card in a box


April 26, 2013
*featured on the Graphic 45 Blog as a Ning Highlight with my Secret Garden Roll Top Note Card Box


 April 4, 2013
*made top 30 in Graphic 45 Design Team Auditions


Mar 2013
*Auditioned for Graphic 45 Design Team
 
2012


December 28, 2012
* featured on Graphic 45 blog with my Bird Song Photo Tray Shadow Box


July 10, 2012
*Queen of Clean for Freshy Made Sketches 42


May 2012
*Retro Sketch 12 Rock Star
*Super Nova winner for Papercraft Star Challenge #97


April 15, 2012
* Top Three award for CR84FN51 Challenge


March 2012 to present
* Instructor for Scrapbook Parade, Victoria, BC
March 2012
* Olde Curiosity Shoppe card featured on Graphic 45 blog (the last card on their post that day)
* Guest Designer at City Crafter Challenge Blog



January 20, 2012
*Guest Designer at Scrapbooker's Playing in Paradise Challenge #50 (won this challenge with this card)

* Guest Designer at Our Creative Corner


* Caught Our Eye or Honorable Mention for Color Throwdown Challenge 173

* Awarded Perfect Princess for {Freshly Made} Sketch #15

* Colour Courtier for ColourQ Challenge #117



2011


December 2011
* Winner's badge for CASE Study #70

*Top Talent Award for my entry at Our Creative Corner - Haul Out the Holly...It's Time to Decorate Challenge


November 2011 - May 2012
 * DT for Colour Create Challenge.


November 2011

*"Honorable Mention" for challenge entry at Color Throwdown Challenge #169
*"Quasar Award" at Papercraft Star for "Anything Goes" Challenge

September 2011
*"Comet Award" Honorable Mention at Papercraft Star Challenge #63

*"Cream in our Coffee" award for Play Date Café Challenge #98
* "Super 6" Award at Card Patterns for Sketch # 131


2010


April 2010 (my first award)
 * "Card of the Week" award for Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge #9


January 2010 to January 2011
* Class Instructor for Scrapbooker's Paradise South store in Calgary, Alberta


2009 & Earlier


Monday, August 31, 2009 (my first entry)
* Invited to share this blog with Dana and Stefanie. Dana had convinced me to return to scrapbooking/papercrafting after my short experience with it for a year in 1996 when it was just stickers, coloured cardstock, cutting stencils and fancy scissors! Wow, had it ever changed over the 13 years! And I love it! Hooked for life now.


January 1999 to May 2003
* Studied for a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Graphic Design (Boise State University) starting at the age of 40!