Monday, January 26, 2009

Next up.... It's Alison!

My turn! I am totally loving the blog and I am really excited to have my chance to challenge you all! If I were to crack open my albums you would see lots of pictures of my kids. Few of my husband and even fewer of me! So my goal for the year is to scrapbook pages that have NOTHING to do with my kids! And I plan on taking you guys along for the ride. So buckle up everyone - here we go!

Like Sarah said a couple of weeks back - people often start the year with goals and resolutions. I have made my share but there are some things that I never resolve to give up. So this month I challenge you to create a page about something you are truly addicted to.

The picture I included isn't the greatest quality as it was taken by the three year old. But I found it so interesting that he framed the picture with me AND my ever present Diet Pepsi! But to give it a twist and make the bottle of pop (soda for our south of the border pals) I worked in Photoshop to make the picture black and white and left the bottle color! The process is really quite easy - here is a link the tutorial I used.

Have fun!


When you are finished your LO email it to and we will post it! Or Post it in the project area of the site!

Please have submissions in by Wednesday February 4th

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Cards Cards Cards...

As Margo said, "Love is in the air", and that means it is time for some CLASSES, to make sure we are ready for Valentines Day!

The first class is to show off the new line of stamps we will be carrying :

Amuse Art Stamps

We are very lucky to have Glenda, from Amuse, coming to teach this fun filled class!

Date Sunday January 25th

Time 1-3pm

Cost: $26.95 + GST

Supplies Needed: Your Basic Tool Kit - everything else will be here for you!

The next set of classes will be for all of the kids out there.

Each child will Create 30 different cards in the class, to use for the big day at school.

Date: Saturday January 31st (for ages 8+)

Time: 1-3pm

Cost: $14.99+GST

Date: Sunday February 8th (for ages 5-7)

Time 1-3pm
Cost: 14.99 + GST

Nothing is required for this class - all supplies are included!

To register for any of these classes, contact us at



Monday, January 19, 2009

Love is in the Air!

Love is in the air - or at least in the stores!!

Everywhere I look, there are hearts, and red and white decorations, in preparation for Valentines Day!

Today's challenge is to create your own Valentines card for someone you love! Your card must contain the colour red, and must have at least one heart image on it - the rest is up to you!!

My card was created using BG Christmas paper, bazzill scalloped cardstock, ribbon from my stash, a junkitz chipboard heart, and some black bling (which is actually stuck inside the card, and is seen through punched holes!!

It is begining to look alot like...

The holidays are over and our lives are getting back to normal again (what ever normal is!), CHA is going to be starting soon so there will be tons of new stuff so we have to make room!
What does this mean for you?????
off all Christmas and Halloween Stock Starting
Monday January 19th
Monday February 9th
Come on it and check it out!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

And we have a winner!

Congratulations to Kirsten for winning our first contest of 2009. Now, I heard a rumour that Kirsten has just recently starting scrapbooking and I have to say I never would have known by looking at this layout. Fantastic work! You can claim your prize from Robyn in the store. Congratulations again!

Watch out for more inspiration and news from the store on the blog this week!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Monthly Challenge

It is a new year and I am here to start the year off with our first official challenge. As with the start of each new year, many people have started to think about what their year will be like and have set some goals or made resolutions. I haven't set resolutions per se, but I have definitely thought about what I want to accomplish this year and what things that happened in 2008 that I would rather not repeat.

Since January is the month of new beginnings, resolutions and new goals, the challenge for the week is to create a layout about your aspirations, goals or resolutions for 2009. It could be related to anything in your life, silly or serious. It could be something as simple as drinking less coffee, getting more exercise, scrapping more, or being more environmentally conscious.

To get your creative energy flowing, here are layouts from Ali and I.

We hope you will play along and submit a layout. Anyone who submits their layout to by this Saturday, January 17th will be entered into a draw to win a set of SEI Doodley Doo Boy paper, along with an extra piece of their velvet paper.

I will post the winner's name next Sunday (the 18th). Good luck and happy creating!


Pagemaps challenge

Here is DT Margo's layout based on the Pagemaps sketch from last Monday!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Inspiration for the Week

Thank you Robyn for posting this earlier - I had a scheduling conflict last night, so couldn't get something posted then. So as Robyn posted, here is our sketch for the week. I have also posted both my take on the sketch as well as one from Alison, another Design Team member. Hope you will play along and send in your take on the sketch by next Wednesday, January 15th and I will post any that come in to the blog. Next Monday expect a new challenge with a prize for the winning layout.

January Sketch

I am not sure what has happened to Sarah, so I am going to go ahead and post the sketch for this week! So without further ado here it is. Sarah will follow up with the DT ones and rules and regulations.
Oh and before I forget this is from one of our favorite sites Pagemaps
Have Fun

Monday, January 5, 2009

New Year Means...

Time to get all those creative juices flowing! Sarah (our BLOG nut) has created a schedule, so watch out - these girls have a TON of stuff coming at you.

Now in my job description from Sarah, I am to keep you up to date with store happenings (she cannot magically do it from Saskatchewan - what is up with that???)

'The Toonie Challenge' is starting up again and I thought I would give you a peak!

For those of you who are new to our little community, here is what 'The Toonie Challenge' is all about. This is an in store challenge, and it costs a toonie (for our international friends that is a $2 coin) to enter. When you enter, you receive 3 elements to do with as you please. Each participant MUST have their project in to the store by end of business, on the 15th of the month. From the 16th until the end of the month, all the projects are displayed in the store, for people to vote on their favorite. The winner , gets to have their project displayed in the store for the following month, and receives a $10 gift card! All proceeds from this little challenge go to our local food bank.

Last year we raised $64 (I am hoping to get there this week if the weather and sick kids will allow!)

Thanks for checking in!


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!!!!

Well I hope this New Year finds everyone Happy and Healthy (we have a sicky in this house today, so I really hope everyone else is healthy)

Now for some exciting news around the design team!!!!!

First the one all can see RIGHT NOW!!!!!!
Check out our very own Margo (tenth down) on the Page Maps new SIDE MAPS section

Yea Margo!

And something I neglected to mention last month is Alison is in Scrapbooks Etc. this month (January) I will double check the page with her and let you all know.

Yea Alison

Once again have a Wonderful New Year