Monday, December 22, 2008


Hello ladies (and gentlemen??)! Nicole here with a challenge for you.
I know that sometimes we come to a bump in the road when scrapping....same stuff...same interest. So, I've come up with something that I hope will get those scrappy taste buds salivating again. I want to see a monochromatic LO....same color in different variations. On this LO, I want to see a technique or product you don't normally use. It doesn't have to be store bought. It can be something you have layin around the house. ( I used a blue latex balloon to cover a button, burnt the edges of my paper, and used a cupcake paper.) If you can, use a black and white photo. to follow the basic LO of my page.
I would really like to see a lot of people participate in this challenge. Let's see how creative you can be!!You can post a link to your creation, and all of them will be uploaded to the blog for everyone to see! Since it's a holiday time for most, why don't we have them finished and uploaded by Jan. 1st!! So, Ready, Set, Create!!

OK have fun everyone Thanks

OOPS I forgot when your LO is done e-mail it to me at for posting on the BLOG, but don't forget to post it in the gallery too!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Holiday Reminders

Wow I hope everyone is getting around safe and sound where ever they are, because here on the island it is UGLY!!!! Snow and sleet and wind and cold and, OK I will stop whining now!

So I just wanted to give everyone a quick heads up for the holiday Season...

We will be closing at 2pm on December 24th and will not reopen until the 27th! We will be closed again on the 31st and January 1st and then everything goes on as per usual!


Well we are booking up FAST for New year crops and I just want to give you some news on those.

In January we will have been asked to join the Kinette Club of Juan de Fuca to help raise money for Bravery Beads for Victoria Hospital.
To Give you a quick explanation if you have never heard of bravery beads. This is a program in the hospitals for children, when they finish a procedure or reach a goal in there recovery from life threatening disease.
If you are looking to get away from it all right after Christmas
Saturday, January 17th 2009
9:00am –9:00pm
Juan de Fuca Senior Centre (Colwood)
Cost $30.00 for 8ft. table & goodie bagDoor prizes to be won.
If you would like more information please send me a note at and I will get you the info!

In February will be our second time helping out at the MS Crop in Shawnigan Lake. We are thrilled to have been invited back to help this cause (and of course our good friend Char!)
Where: Shawnigan Lk School, Shawnigan Lk
When: Saturday February 7th, 2009
Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cost: $65 (fee due upon registration)
* Fee includes - a welcome goody bag/ beverages/ lunch & dinner/ snacks/ 3 on-site stores (The Paper Crate/ Tin Box Creations/ Treasured Memories)/ door prizes/ make n takes (provided by Scrapbookin’ Adventures)/ raffle draws.

If you would like more information on this Crop check out Char's site at

We have a few more things heading our way, but we wanted to make sure you were up to date on these ones as the time is quickly approaching!

Happy Holidays everyone


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Without further adieu....

I am finally back to share the results of the Page Maps sketch that I posted. I apologize for the delay but between a houseguest and getting sick, it was a bad week last week for getting anything done!

I hope everyone enjoyed this sketch as much as I did.

My take on the sketch - using Noteworthy by Making Memories

Nicole - I love the hand cut paper (I think?) and the buttons on the ribbon.

Alison - What a great monochromatic layout and a beautiful memory to document.

I promise we will get things rolling more regularly around here, so stayed tuned. I will post another sketch this week and see what else Robyn has in store for us.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

First Guest DT

Well the kits are ready and I now get to announce our first Guest Design Team Member!

Here we go I am happy to intorduce Nicole (createdmonster)

Hello! I am Nicole, known by my scrappy friends ascreatedmonster.
I've been scrapping/creating since March of thisyear. I have been married to my Marine hubsters for 7 years. We have 4 young people....Son, 12...daughter, 10...son, 7...son, 4. We also have to rat terriers, Violet and Sam.
I live in Jacksonville, NC.I am very excited to be The Paper Crate's first Guest DT member!! I can't wait to start working with the kit, "meeting" everyone, and starthaving fun!!

Nicole has posted a few things in the Gallery and I cannot wait to see what she creates with this kit!

Sarah and Nicole should be getting there kits very soon. So we will get to see what amazing things they will do!

Margo and Alison will be posting there stuff at some point today to inspire you all.

Have a wonderful day to all!