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

Monday, October 27, 2014

Meet NEW Design Team Member - Jenny Vereecken

Meet Jenny
Jenny has been a memory keeper throughout her life. When her journals started including more memorabilia than words, she ditched the ball point pen and coil note book in favour of an actual scrapbook. Now Jenny enjoys scrapbooking as a hobby allowing her to relive all those wonderful memories. Her work is inspired by many creative people and she hopes she can do the same for others.
Here is an "All About Me" page from Jenny.

Introducing our NEW Designers

After doing two rounds of posting for and putting together our design teams, who did a great job, I was looking at how to choose in a different fashion. I looked through customer Pinterest and posted Galleries and also to those who participate in the Surprise Kit Contest each month. And that was the answer!
So for the next few months our Design Team comes right from our Contest participants:

And here they are...




Watch as they create beautiful items for you to be inspired by. Don't forget to tell them too how great they are doing by commenting on their creations here and on facebook and pinning them on PINTEREST.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Holiday Heads UP!

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, October 20, 2014

Haunted House Mouse Class

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Do you do up special treat bags for little Ghouls & Ghosts?  If so these 5.5" tags are perfect.
Brightly coloured featuring Doodlebug "Ghouls & Goodies" Papers.
Learn a simple pencil crayon colouring technique that will give your stamped images a professional look.
Colour 6 House Mouse images and create 6 tags (all the work is done for you).

8 Spaces available. 
Please bring the following items for this class:
Basic tool kit
Coloured Pencils - Laurentien or better (Dollar Store pencil crayons will not work well)
Blending stumps (or you can use ours)
Emery Boards
Orange, Yellow, Lime Green, Purple & Black stickles or just crystal or Diamond

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Just a note.

Sorry folks.
All About Scrapbooks will be CLOSED today due to illness. 
See you tomorrow. 
Art journaling class will be rescheduled for November 3rd, so book your space ASAP. 

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Brown Bag Surprise Kit entries for OCTOBER

We have had some great layouts turned in over the past few months and October was no exception. Here is what the ladies created with the September kit.
Kris made 4 ~ 8x8 mini layouts
Janet MacAloney created 2 Hauntingly Halloween pages with her kits

Pat Betmanis created a Family Page

And Jenny Verveechen created a page about her & her hubby

You can still get in on the action and pick up a SURPRISE KIT for November. Create something beautiful and bring it back into the store for a chance to win a great prize. The last 3 winners received a SIMPLE STORIES Homespun Collection pack.

ALSO - Watch the blog this coming week as we introduce our new DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS!!

Friday, September 26, 2014

"It's A Beautiful Life"

"It's A Beautiful Life" ~ An Introduction to Art Journaling Class.
OCTOBER 15th at 7pm

With Susan O'Neil.
Have you seen all the fun mixed media and art journals on PINTEREST and YOU TUBE and think... 
"I can't do that" 
Guess again - YOU CAN! 
Join us for an introductory class in Art Journaling with Susan. You will create the opening pages to your own personal art journal. Learn the basic techniques for creating a layered and balanced piece of work, using paint, stencils, art sprays, lettering and many other fun items. Learn to express yourself through creativity.
All Items supplied along with the use of tools and paints etc.
Come and get creatively messy!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

"Evergreen" POTM September

Our POTM September "Evergreen" is tonight at 7pm and tomorrow at 1pm.
Please bring:
Adhesive, Dimensional adhesive 
Paper Trimmer, Ruler and Scissors 
1⅛” Circle Punch or Circle Cutter 
Black Journaling pen 
3-4 12x12 sheets white cardstock (optional)
Aqua and black ink pads (optional)
Date stamp (optional)
Baby powder
two 2¾”x2¾ square photos (single page)
four 2¾”x4” vertical photos (single page)
four 4¼”x3” horizontal photos (black & white, double page)
two 4”x6” vertical photos (color, double page)