Thursday, October 4, 2018

Keren Tamir Altered Art Workshops

We are so pleased to announce that Keren Tamir is here on Nov 4th 2018 for a day filled with Altered Art, we will be creating a beautiful Altered Vinyl Record and 2 beautiful Christmas Ornaments made with Embroidery Hoops!

Date: Sunday Nov 4th 2018
Time: 9:30am- 4:30pm
Location: Paper Lane Studio 


Payment is due upon registration, we accept E-transfer, PayPal or call in your credit card info.

Class #1 9:30am-12:30pm—$40
Altered Vinyl Record:
Students will create a beautiful scrapbooking style project that they can either hang or put in their albums. We will alter an old vinyl record using the new Prima Marketing Icing Pastes and many other products and embellishments. Students will be able to choose colors, textures and designs to create their own unique piece. Some materials may vary due to availability.

Students should bring: Heat resist mat, heat tool, baby wipes, palette knife or silicone brush, strong liquid glue (not glue gun), spray bottle, paint brushes (different sizes), all in one tool or poker, a photo that can be cut to fit in the frame (size 3x4)



Class #2 1:30-4:30 pm- $40

Vintage Christmas Ornaments:
Students will alter two embroidery hoops and create beautiful scrapbooking vintage ornaments that they can hang on their christmas trees or on a wall. We will alter a set of embroidery hoops using the new Prima Marketing Icing Pastes and many other products and embellishments. Students will be able to choose colors, textures and designs to create their own unique piece. Some materials may vary due to availability.

Students should bring: Heat resist mat, heat tool, baby wipes, palette knife or silicone brush, strong liquid glue (not glue gun), Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink or Oxide Ink (either will work), blending tool or dauber, pencil, scissors, spray bottle, paint brushes (different sizes), all in one tool or poker, two photos that can be cut to fit in the frame (approximate size 2x3)




Hope you can join us!! Please call or email to register :)

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Reflection's




Whew! It has been 5 years!!! I have been reflecting back on all the reasons that I decided to open my store and what was it that I wanted to do and how far did I want to take it? What motivated me and what certainly inspired me. 

When I decided to take the plunge, I knew that I wanted a brick and mortar store. Something people could walk into and be inspired with all the new products and exciting ideas all around them. I wasn't really inspired with having an on-line store but knew that maybe someday I could possibly venture down that road. My destiny was set!! I always had an urge to educate people. Now - I certainly do not profess to know it all as I have met some of the most talented people in the business and a lot of customers who keep amazing me day in day out. Educate to me is passing on information, techniques, short cuts, saving money, learning how by: Watch, Show & Do principle.  I remember when I started scrapbooking there was no such thing as YouTube - LOL and the internet was in its infancy!! 


I knew that I wanted my husband Gary to be a big part of this store and boy did he show up!! From building me a building to house the store, cutting wood for classes, helping out at crops (cooking, cleaning, set up, tear down), helping ladies with all their stuff  and I mean loads of stuff that they bring to both classes and crops. He also at one point actually helped me teach one of my classes!! His nickname with the ladies is "Gary Holtz" haha!!

Such an amazing support for me, his understanding of all things financial, his even temperament, his optimism in my darkest hours.

Some of you know I had stage 3 cancer in 2015 and this shook my world to say the least! I was ready to call it quits after the diagnosis, I thought how can this happen to me? How can it happen to me just as the store was becoming a success? Why why why?? To my amazement, I quickly learned that I have some of the most compassionate, warm and loving ladies around me who literally kicked my butt back into action and helped me decide to live and to beat this cancer and continue my dream. Thank you Kathy and Carin, and all of you precious ladies who stepped up in my time of need.




I feel the need to reminisce as we go into our 5th year, 5 years!! What?? Wow!! Most small businesses don't survive the 5 year mark, I know that this isn't all my doing, it's the paper world! Whether you scrapbook, make cards or do mixed media it is all very current and in demand! what a wonderful community of people!! 


The day I opened (Sept 14th 2013) I stood with Gary and my BFF Pam and I prayed that at least one person would walk thru the door! By the end of the day loads of ladies had found us and our grand opening was a huge success. So of course as things evolve I knew the ladies wanted classes, I didn't plan on teaching a class for the first year, I needed to establish the store first then venture into classes and crops. Well in Nov of 2013 I had my first class lol yep, sink or swim has always been my motto!! lol

I am proud to say that I have taught endless classes, had the amazing opportunity to have the amazing Vicki Boutin as my first guest designer!! She came back 2 more times lol  The amazing Keren Tamir from Prima Marketing Inc, twice a year!! Karan Gerber from Heartfelt Creations and 49 and Market twice a year, Carin Heathcote from Crafter's Companion design team! wow! all these events plus our crops!! our Garage Sale! our Release Parties every single month!

As we venture into year 5, the one thing that I have learned is that the personal touch can not be replaced by shopping online. However, this is not to say that online shopping is bad but how do you get the personal touch included with the customers satisfaction? I have thought about this and the ladies I ship to across Canada have all commented and said it was nice to be able to reach out to me, talk one on one and feel secure with their ideas and with their purchase. 

For me I like to call it the formula 1 on 1 (customer needs:+ ideas, + options, + pricing, + shipping equals= happy customer) 
There is a place for Brick and Mortar stores, for shopping local and throughout Canada....support small business! 


I can't wait to see what the future holds in store for us, but I know that I will continue to keep my head focused on the needs of my customers, stay true to the reason I opened a store to begin with. There is nothing that I love more than helping my customers, sharing in their memories, knowing and caring about them..... this is why I am so proud to be a Brick and Mortar store.

Thanks for stopping by....


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

5th Anniversary



I can not believe that we will be celebrating our 5th Anniversary on Sept 15th!!! what??? where did the time go?? It seems like just the other day that I was getting the shop ready to open lol and here we are!!

To celebrate this mile-stone on Sept 15th there will be a Spin to Win prize wheel as you enter the shop, 15% off your total purchase, free goodies and treats!!

We will also have our Heartfelt Creations Release Party that day!! it's going to be a huge day!! Every lady that is here taking the class will have their name entered into a special draw! with the name drawn at the same time as the Raffle Draw at 4pm

We will be announcing the winner of our amazing Raffle Draw (have you got your ticket (s) yet?) they are $5 each or 3 for $12. Tickets will be available until 2pm Sept 15th!!
We will be making the draw on a Facebook live at 4pm!!! You do not have to be here to win!! if your name is drawn, you win!!



Thank you for your continued support of Paper Lane Studio, we are looking to the future and hope you will be here with us as we grow.

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Flight 2715 by Kathy King Paper Phenomenon

Have you heard the news????? 

Flight 2715 by Kathy King Paper Phenomenon is now available in Canada!!!! 


And it's available only at Paper Lane Studio!!

Click on this image to go to paperphenomenon.com
 Paper Phenomenon

The paper quality is awesome!! Graphics are amazing!!! Colours are so vibrant and fresh!!! you will not want to miss out on this collection!! We will ship anywhere in Canada!!!

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Karan Gerber Workshop


Hi ladies,


Just a quick reminder that our workshop with Karan Gerber is soon approaching!! Karan has started to kit for this class, if you are interested please let me asap :) You will not want to miss out on this special workshop! Heartfelt Creations cards in the morning and this stunning 12x12 Canvas in the afternoon!! featuring the Peony!!! and sooooooo much more! 

Card Class: featuring Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony 



Karan says: 
Hi Friends, I am sharing my deep edge canvas class coming to Paper Lane Studio, June 23. This is a 12x12 deep edge canvas. We will be playing with Art Anthology Colorations Sprays and Amber Mediums; Icraft Stencils; Stamens and MDF Embellishments; Learn how to Layer intricate die cuts together to create stunning layers. Never mind the 25 flowers, classic rose vines and peony leaves you will be hand coloring and shaping. There is a new release coming in June to Heartfelt Creations and its in this project. 
Each class attendee will be receiving their own mediums and stencil as part of the class, yours to keep and take home! 
Contact Paper Lane Studio for details! This would make a beautiful Home Decor Piece or Family Gift! ( or do what I do and keep it for yourself, ;-)

Please call or email to secure your spot!!! plsscrapbooking@gmail.com or call 705-424-0101

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Crafter's Companion Class

What a fabulous day we had last Saturday using Crafter's Companion Sparkle Pens!!
Carin Heathcote created 3 spectacular cards and taught us how to use the pens with glycerin as well as using them to create beautiful flowers!

These Sparkle Pens come in a 3 pack, we used Glamour Glitz and Falling Leaves



Look how vibrant the colours are!!! Gorgeous!


We all loved building layers on this card!

Here some random pics of the ladies thru the day:












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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Workshop with Keren Tamir


We had a fabulous day with Keren Tamir on March 24th! She truly is an inspiration! 

We created 2 wood grain tags and an 8x8 canvas using Prima Marketing Finnabair products.

Some pictures from our day :) It amazes me that 17 ladies all had the same products and yet everyone is so much different then the next!! so much talent in one class!!





























My Canvas:

My Tags:


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