Monday, August 17, 2015

Dog days of summer

Hi everyone, just wanted to keep you all up to date with things going on at the shop this fall!
As most of you prepare to send the kiddies back to school, the scrapbooking companies have been busy creating amazing Fall/Halloween and Christmas product lines!
I have a bunch of new fall products in and arriving soon, Halloween is in the shop and on it’s way here too.
The Christmas season this year will be ruled by Simple Stories Claus & Co product line!! it is simply amazing AND we have Vicki Boutin coming back on Nov 14th for another Sn@p album workshop!
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the album itself is stunning
the paper line is not only traditional but very cute with bright reds and greens
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The class is filling quickly, if you want to attend please email/call the shop or put a small deposit down using our PayPal service thru the blog. This will be the workshop to remember!
Look for Echo Park, Bo Bunny, Carta Bella to name a few of the wonderful Christmas lines arriving soon
We hope you enjoy the last few weeks of summer before we get back to the school year
thanks for stopping by……….

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Vicki Boutin Workshop

Wow an amazing weekend!! 2 days jam-packed with goodies and so much fun!
We are so thankful that Vicki was able to make a return visit to the shop, bringing with her 3 workshops featuring Simple Stories and Tim Holtz.


The I Am album is stunning!! 60+ pages of fun and creativity! I always want to say this is the best album yet, but I said that about the last one too!! It’s the little things like the cute pockets, the little flaps, the interactive pages! Love every page!
Simple Stories have really out done themselves with the Summer Vibe line! such summery fun, the bright fresh colours, all the embellishments that tie it all together, amazing!
Vicki created 4 12x12 pages filled with embellishments and cute tricks!
Our 3rd workshop was the Flip Frame from Tim Holtz! This is one amazing tag album! again, Vicki rocked on this one, 70+ pages. Tons of technique, using stencils, sprays, distress ink! LOVE it!!

Thank you once again Vicki for sharing your amazing talent with us! you are amazing!
A few pics from our amazing week-end
thanks for stopping by...

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Spring is here……..finally

It’s the 2nd week of April already! where has the time gone? so glad to see all the robins and finches around our yard, now we just need some green grass and sunshine!
Lots going on around the shop lately! seems just about everything is on sale! and new products are arriving almost weekly.
We are having a scrapbooking crop on May 2nd 2015 at the Avening Hall in Avening, this will be a 12 hour day!
Cost is $50.00 and this includes your lunch and supper, all beverages and snacks
For more information or to sign up please call Lee-Anne at 705.424.0101, you can also take advantage of our PayPal for payment and to guarantee your space.

The next big news is that Vicki Boutin is returning to our shop for a 2 day workshop! This workshop will be on June 13-14 2015, there will be 2 classes on Saturday the 13th featuring Simple Stories “I Am” paper line and Sn@p album.

Sunday’s class will feature Tim Holtz and his newest flip frame! This class will be loaded with techniques and all the newest goodies that Tim Holtz has released!
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Please call to reserve your space, deposit is required upon registration.
All 3 classes: $200
Sn@p album class: $85
Sn@p I Am layout class: $55
Tim Holtz Flip Frame: $85
Thanks for stopping by………

Friday, February 6, 2015

Happy February

As we enter into another month of winter….sigh! at least it will be filled with love, glitter and candy! can’t beat that!
We are expecting a ton of new product in the next few weeks with new releases from Tim Holtz, Graphic 45,Carta Bella, Bo Bunny, Crate Paper, My Mind’s Eye and so many more! the shop will be filled to the roof with new goodies!

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The shop is filled with great sales, new products and a new monthly sales calendar for the month of February.
Is there a product that you are looking for? or longing for? I would gladly order it in if I can, please email or call me and let me know.
Our events calendar will be posted shortly with details on upcoming events, classes, workshops and a garage sale in June!
Thanks for stopping by……

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone!!! 2015 is going to be an incredible year!!
There are so many plans in the works for this coming year! classes, crops and workshops. I will be having more classes in the shop, and more workshop where very talented ladies will inspire us with both their knowledge and creations.
I am so thrilled to announce that Vicki Boutin will be back!! YEP!! freak’n out a little with anticipation lol
Simple Stories has a new line coming out “I am” and this will be the line that Vicki will be working with, no date yet but it is going to happen! stay tuned…..
Here at the shop, we are anxiously waiting for the new lines and products to appear! have to fill these shelves with new awesomeness! Out with Christmas and in with all the newest lines out.
This month I will be a vendor at the Timothy Christen Scrap day event on January 24th, so honoured to have been asked to attend, and you know I’m going to bring everything I can! lol please note that the shop will be closed that day.
On a personal note; I have recently been diagnosed with cancer and will have my surgery on January 14th. Please bear with me as I get through this and know that having the shop closed for anytime is very painful for me, I hate to let you ladies down. But I have to kick it’s butt and get healthy so I can plan events and be here for you all with all the goodies you want and need.
I received a beautiful card from Kathy Dufton, this certainly did brighten my day…thank you Kathy for thinking of me.

Thanks for stopping by….

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.

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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……..