Saturday, November 8, 2014

Nov 1st Christmas Cheer Workshop

November started off with another amazing workshop filled with Christmas Cheer!!
We had a day filled with learning, crafting and of course laughing. Thanks to Carin and Suzanne for making our workshop awesome. These ladies have so much knowledge and experience that they were sharing with all 30 of us! it was a full house!
Carin is a Certified Copic Instructor, she taught a beginner’s class using the Spectrum Noir and Copic pens. We created a beautiful card with a gorgeous poinsettia that we were taught to colour, featuring Kaisercraft Mistletoe line.
Suzanne then came in and introduced us to some amazing products and techniques, which included the Silhouette Cameo. We learned how to use the heat transfer vinyl on a wine bag, also to use our image from the Silhouette to create a very cute little onesie with a red bird on it using fabric paint. We also were introduced to the Wow melting powder, and I must say WOW!! this product is unbelievable. We created a resin like embellishment just by heating the product and adding embossing powder. And lastly, using a hot glue gun to create really cool embellishment! hot glue gun?? ……… who knew! very cool!
Then our day finished off with a workshop taught by myself, we created 3 beautiful cards and a set of 5 Cedar blocks. 2 of the cards were created using the Silhouette Cameo and the Cedar blocks were hand cut by my super, amazing husband Gary. These were created using the My Mind’s Eye Sleigh Bells Ring line, simply stunning.

Woodland deer and Gate card
Deer step card     


So excited to teach our next class at the end of November……
thanks for stopping by……

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Vicki Boutin Workshop

Wow what an amazing day! Having Vicki here to teach us a full day of workshops was utterly amazing!
We started the day with a lot of laughs and getting to know one another, and then the fun began! Our first class was the Simple Stories Cozy Christmas Snap album, this little album had 75 pages! yes, I said 75 pages! filled with tons of little pockets, tags, and textures.
We started on the front of the album using the Tim Holtz distress stains, distress paints and texture medium.
The inside has so many cute pockets and spaces for pictures and hand written notes to your loved ones. Did I mention there was 75 pages? lol incredible little album
These photo’s are courtesy of Vicki Boutin


The afternoon class focused on Tim Holtz products, which included distress stains, paints, inks and texture paste. There were so many new techniques taught to us, I personally am so inspired to try the new products and getting messy!


The front cover is filled with a ton of new techniques and mediums such as texture paste and rock candy crackle paint.
The butterfly steals the show with it’s beauty! we inked it, we crackled it and then we added some shiny distress glitter in gold. When it was dry it was stunning, trust me it’s looks even more beautiful in real life.
The inside of the cover is inked to highlight the green leaves, the birds are a die cut and then sanded using Tim Holtz Kraft Core cardstock.  We used rubons, mini distress inks and added the tissue leaf with a pretty stick pin.

We completed the Tim Holtz small Configurations book, that was filled with little compartments that held a variety of cool products. There were glass domes, metal pen tips, metal tags, mirrored sheets for the Eiffel Tower, masks, buttons, spools, corks and a bunch of beautiful metal arrows.
The pictures above is my interpretation of Vicki’s beautiful work!
We are so thankful that Vicki was able to fit us into her hectic schedule and we look forward to the next 2 day workshop in the Spring 2015!!!!
thanks for stopping by……..

Friday, October 3, 2014

Fall Card Contest Winner

Big shout out to Linda who won our 1st Fall card contest in September!! Congrats to you as well as the other card entries! great job ladies!!
Next contest will be a 12x12 layout!!! stay tuned for details

Thanks for stopping by………

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Our 1st Anniversary

Wow!!!! I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by, what a wonderful year the shop has had! I have met so many fabulous people, had some crazy sales and events!! and I would have it no other way!
We want to celebrate you!! come join us this Saturday Sept 13th as we celebrate our 1st Anniversary!!! as our thank you to all of you, we will be offering great sales, discounts and cake!! lol who doesn’t love cake?
We would love to take this time to thank you for your continued patronage, support and ideas to help make the shop “YOUR” shop. Where you know we have the latest products at reasonable prices!! from the most popular companies. We are going to continue to have crops, classes, workshops and more!! the future is looking even brighter for our 2nd year.
We are so pleased to be hosting another crop on Sept 20th, our workshop with Vicki Boutin on Oct 25th and then another workshop on Nov 1st!! whew looks like our second year is starting off with a bang.

thanks for stopping by…….. Lee-Anne

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Fall Card Contest Entries

I am so impressed with the card entries! So glad that I don’t have to choose the winner!We sure have some talented ladies in the area, a variety of techniques and diversity.
Please be sure to come into the shop to vote, no online votes excepted. Help one of these ladies to win a $50 gift certificate from Paper Lane Studio.
Voting ends on Sept 13th

Thanks for stopping by…… Lee-Anne

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Vicki Boutin Workshop

We are so pleased to announce that Vicki Boutin will be teaching a full day of workshops on October 25th 2014.
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Thanks for stopping by…… Lee-Anne

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Fall Card Contest


Paper Lane Studio is presenting a “Fall” themed card contest!

All entries must be in the shop by August 12th, draw will be on September 13th to celebrate our 1st Anniversary!!


Voting will be done by ballot only, in store. One ballot per person per visit.

The card with the most ballots wins a $50 gift certificate!!

Good luck everyone!!!

thanks for stopping by….. Lee-Anne

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fall Harvest Crop

It’s that time again to think about the next crop! We are hosting a Fall Harvest Crop on September 20th 2014 at the Avening Hall in Avening Ont.

This will be an full day of fun, giggles and lots of crafty mayhem! Time is from 9am until 9pm. You will receive your lunch and supper as well as a door prize and a make’n take or a mini class.

If you would like to guarantee your spot, please use our PayPal service here on the blog and make your payment.

Hope to see you soon! Thanks for stopping by….

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Lots of exciting things are happening at the shop!!
We are finally set up for PayPal on the blog, a great convenient way to pay for your crop, class fees, etc. ahead of time, as well as any deposits that are required for special orders! 
Also, we now are on bloglovin’, this is an amazing spot to see all the newest posts from your favourite blogs all in one place! this will help to keep your email clean and tidy and you wont miss out on any new posts! Be sure to add our blog to your favourites!! Love this!
I have Suzanne from to thank for all of this! she is an amazing person and her help is so appreciated! please take a few minutes and go check out her blog! just click on this and it will take you directly to her blog.


We have a ton of new products in the shop, from stamps to paper and everything in between! the prize for June’s monthly draw is a package of Spectrum Noir pens ( your choice of colour ) the more times you enter the greater chances of winning.
thanks for stopping by……..

Friday, May 23, 2014

Where is the warmer weather???

It’s been a bit of a cool spring this year, the Garden Party was awesome!! such a wonderful day spent with wonderful ladies, lots of scrapbooking, giggles and candy! yep, candy!!! what a great idea to have at the crop, kept everyone full of sugar and I must say one or 2 of the ladies worked their butts off!!
Sheila made 27 pages! yes really, I counted them all! amazing. Be sure to check out the pictures on our Facebook page.
New lines by Carta Bella are in the shop! It’s a Celebration and Sew Lovely

such fun paper!!

We also have Kaisercraft Honey Chai

This paper is pretty!! I used this paper on a layout of my new Great niece Victoria Rose, as well as Bazzill cardstock and my Silhouette Cameo for the beautiful rose border and letters.

Victoria Rose

Victoria Rose closeup

We are stocked up on Spectrum Noir, with the blending pens here next week! There are lots of new stamps for colouring, as well as the paper! with more paper arriving next week.

Thanks for stopping by…….

Saturday, April 26, 2014

May Crop

Things are just about ready for the crop, such an exciting time with Spring here and all the birds singing! a Garden Party, couldn’t be better to get us in the summer spirit.

I am not sad to see winter leave us, mind you I don't like the 40’ weather and the humidity that August brings us, but it is much better than the snow!
We have a ton of beautiful birds around the shop, from Robins to blue birds. Nests all over the place, I really love this time of year.

Thanks for stopping by.....

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April Showers

April showers bring May flowers…….. lets hope it starts to warm up some so the little buds can peek their heads out!! My gardens are showing proof that they will come out whether it is snowy or not!

I had the pleasure of attending the All Day Crop so Kid’s can Talk crop on Saturday April 5th, as a vendor!! Thank you so much Lise, Chantal and Mary for the invite! It was a wonderful day! such a great cause, with all the bullying that goes on today in school, on texts and the internet this service is so important.
I met the wonderful mother of Courtney Brown, with whom this crop was dedicated to. Sharon, it truly was a pleasure meeting you and hearing Courtney’s story, I know awareness is the key on both sides of the issue.

Our May Garden Party is getting in full swing, making favours, deciding on colours…….. I’m so excited to be hosting our 2nd crop! yay!! have you signed up yet?

Thanks for stopping by.....

Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring has come

Spring has finally arrived, well according to the calendar anyway! it’s still pretty wintery here in Glencairn.
But to spring us into the spring spirit, Scrapbook and Cards has released their Spring issue!! and it is available today!! in the shop!! yay!

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In this issue, we have fabulous articles on:
· Ali Edwards continues her “stories with heart” series;
· Pocket-style scrapbooking from expert Nicole Harper;
· Fresh ideas for punches and dies;
· Seasonal cards and layouts;
· and gorgeous spring themed cards with a Copic tutorial!
Hurry in to get yours, as they won’t last long!!
CardMaps Vol. 4 is bursting at the seams with more gorgeous cards, inspiring sketches, complete step-by-step instructions and photo tutorials. They have expanded the issue by 24 pages to bring you even more up-to-the minute cardmaking inspiration with the latest and greatest products on the market!
Will be available end of April!!

If you would like to reserve your copy, please call or email me at 705-424-0101 or
thanks for stopping by……

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bo Bunny Pet Tails


What an adorable line of paper and goodies for us to create beautiful memories of our 4-legged family members!! So colourful and bright! a must for any pet pages that you are thinking about creating, not just for cats and dogs either! birds, bunnies, horses and so on.
I have done 2 pages, one featuring the cat papers and the 2nd for dogs.


This is Harley, our newest addition. He is quite the handful, in to everything and terrorizes our older cat Riley! They snuggle and play and will spend hours cleaning one another.

Our dog Baillee, Kellee, Jake, Riley and Harley


Very sad to say that 3 of them are gone now, Kellee ( Dalmatian ), Jake ( red Mainecoon ) and Baillee ( Coonhound ) Baillee was our latest loss, at 17 he lived a wonderfully spoiled life! He enjoyed life and gave us nothing but unconditional love and acceptance. He is missed terribly, as are the others but his is more recent and the hurt and loss are still fresh.

thanks for stopping by……

Monday, March 10, 2014

March tray Workshop

Wow!! we had a wonderful time yesterday at the tray workshop!
We used a solo tray from 7gypsy, patterned paper pack was Authentique Classique Elegant.



We added some Tim Holtz metal, Bazzill cardstock “ Sea Water” and “Blackbird”. We made handmade roses, did lots of distressing, embossing, added bling, hat pins and tulle.

And to carry this beautiful tray home we made a bag using the Silhouette Cameo, Bazzill cardstock as well as the Sizzix Top Note die. To complete the look we made a paper rosette and added some twine, a pearl and a stamped sentiment.


Layout starring Winnie was such fun!!! We used the sewing machine as well as a bit of hand sewing for that vintage feel.


We cut the scroll border on the Silhouette, gathered some beautiful sheer ribbon, added some hat pins and hand made roses. I think the pointed paper ribbon added that “fun” element, celebrating how beautiful and how much fun Winnie was having in the leaf pile.

Thanks for stopping by……..

Thursday, February 27, 2014

We need SPRING!!!


Well I don't know how you all feel but I am sick of winter!! it has been a long, white, windy, snowy winter.

As I am planning the Garden Party Crop in May, I thought today would be a great day to get out of the winter blah’s and create something that was bright, fresh and spring like. Plus it made me smile when it was done! lol


For this beauty, I used the Silhouette Cameo, this image is by Snapdragon Snippets and the paper is My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline and Bazzill cardstock in peach glow and patina.




The roses were cut using the Big Shot and the retired rose die, and my handy little quilling tool for the beautiful shape. Adding a little piece of sheer white ribbon made it a little more soft and romantic.




I’m going to use this at the crop where you will put your ticket stub in for the door prize! I can’t wait to make more spring crafts!! Mother Nature you need a holiday to somewhere far far away!


Thanks for stopping by….. Lee-Anne