Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Family Story

Our Heritage is so important.
Where do we come from? Who are the people involved?
When did it happen? What are the stories we share?
Jenny took the opportunity to share a fabulous story about a "Model A" car that belongs to her family.
What a special treasure to document in her scrapbook. She used the Simple Stories "Legacy" Collection and it added just that historical touch to the newspaper article and photos.
Great Job Jenny - Thanks!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

"We Do Love"

Popular quotes are always a great way to highlight a page that doesn't have a lot of journaling on it. Pat used papers from the Simple Stories " Homespun" Collection to create this simple double layout. The collection featured the popular quote seen here.
We love the striped background - this could be recreated with any of your favourite papers and you can always print out or cut out your favourite quotes to add to the page.
Thanks Pat - great job!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Celebrating Family

Celebrating Family is what we do as scrapbookers. The big moments, small moments, the good, the bad and even the ugly. But I think it is the simple sweet moments that just happen that are the most precious.
This is a layout created by Melanie Faber. The title says it all, "Family... This Matters"
She used new papers from the Simple Stories "Legacy" Collection & Core'Dinations Colour Core Cardstock & just a couple little metal embellishments. Thanks Mel!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Meet NEW Design Team Member ~ Janet MacAloney

Last but certainly not least.... JANET!!!

Janet is our go-to girl for anything glittered, layered, 3D and "Oh You Have To Be CRAZY" to create that. She has been scrapbooking for at least 10 years and crafting even longer. She loves to make layouts and home decor items. Her family is her love and she tells their story through her work. We hope you will be inspired to step out of the box and create something beautiful after seeing Janet's projects.
Here is her "All About ME" page

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

All About Scrapbooks Remembers...

And says "Thank You" to those who would stand for us. 
Remembers those who did stand for us, who died for us. 
Supports and prays for those who continue to be willing 
and choose to do what we cannot do.

We will be CLOSED today ~ November 11th, 2014.


Monday, November 10, 2014

Holiday Heads Up! Sign Up NOW!


With Special Guest Instructor - Jess Forster.
NOVEMBER 22nd, 2014
10:00 am
$35.00 per person

Are you overwhelmed by the process of creating a December Daily Album or just recording your Holiday activities both past, present and future? Have we got a class for you.
Jess Forster, one of Project Life's 2014 designer is coming to help us organize and create some fabulously fast holiday pages to get us ready for the 2014 Christmas/Holiday season.

Using her favourite - Midnight Edition Core Kit & Project Life Page protectors, She will walk you through how to put together simple, quick & memorable pages using your landscape photos.With Jess you will learn some fun tips and tricks for your photo taking. You will create 1-2 ~ 2 page layouts with her. You will need to bring a variety of Christmas or Holiday photos, on the same event to create a cohesive page.
For more Christmas inspiration, check out the link to one of Jess's blogs - Life on Lee Ave
Love it?  More Jess Inspiration here:

PLEASE email or call the store at 519-533-1500 before November 19th, 2014 to book your space. If more than 10 people sign up a possible second class will be added.

Monday, November 03, 2014

November Surprise Kits

Our Monthly Surprise Kits are ready for all those who love coordinated kits and contests. Just $5.00 gets you a fun bag of goodies to create with and if you're adventurous, bring your project into the store by the last business day of the month and get a chance to win a prize.

Our Winner for NOVEMBER is

Ginny created to pretty cards with her kit. AWESOME!

Here is what our other crafter's created:

Mel Faber

Kris Pratt
Janet MacAloney
Sarah Brenneman
Pat Betmanis
Great Job everyone!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Meet NEW Design Team Member - Pat Betmanis

Meet Pat

Pat has been scrapbooking and creating since 2002. Since she is on a medical leave from work she has "all the time in the world" to scrapbook, read and cross stitch. You will see a lot of Basic Grey, Doodlebug Designs and My Mind's Eye product as those are the lines she loves to create with. Heritage and vintage single photo layouts are her specialty. We know we will be inspired to dig out those old photos.
We can't wait to see her "All About Me" page. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

That House on the Hill...

Still creeps me out.


Seriously this Haunted House is an awesome Halloween Decoration, created by one of our NEW design team members ~
Janet MacAloney
She is the creator of all things creepy and in amongst creating her handcrafted magical items she whipped this house together.
Using her Cricut, she cut all the pieces out of cardstock. She used vellum for the window pains & hand drawn wood grain on the back & cellar doors. Fancy Scissors did a fabulous job for the shingling on the roof line and Crystal Lacquer created the look of wrought iron.
Here are some colour photos to show the work that went into this great spooky decor. Leave Janet some tricks and treats to show how much you love this.



Meet NEW Design Team Member - Melanie Faber

Meet Mel.
Melanie tells her story through her scrapbooks. She has been scrapbooking for 10 years. A crafter to the core, she is always making something beautiful for her home or her family and friends. Journaler extraordinaire, from double and single pages,  hand stamped cards and mini albums, home decor items and Project Life too, her work is sure to uplift and inspire you.
Here's her "All About Me" page