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. I didn't get into scrapbooking and cardmaking until August 2009 when my oldest daughter (Dana) introduced me to the 'scrapbooking store'.

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 since 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. In 2018 I have even added the creative organizational Bullet Journaling to my routine and love how it helps me and that I can be creative with it.

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!

I've have experience as an Instructor since 2009, four of which were full time! Talk about busy!! When I moved to Lethbridge, Alberta in 2018, I then started to create card kits for Scrapbook Parade in Victoria, BC. As of November 2021, I had to stop doing that as I was working fulltime and finding it difficult to keep up with the kit making.

As of 2022, due to health issues, I started working part-time, and was asked to join the board of Archie's Angels Rabbit Rescue and work on updating the website along with Dana. I've even adopted a beautiful, sweet bunny named Pusheen. I think the bunny is the best pet ever to have! I've learned so much about these intelligent and fragile animals.

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!”




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


I was asked if I would be interested in teaching classes again. So in I quit 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. 


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


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

*started selling instructions on my new blog Paper Architecture With Sabrina (Sorry no longer exists)

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

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


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


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 nearly 41!