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)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

It's Almost FALL

Guess what comes out tomorrow?


Yup it's time to curl up on the porch with a Pumpkin Latte, a blanket or cozy sweater and...
We are so excited.This is a great issue and there are couple of stand out articles. "Design Essentials"has some many great ideas for arranging your layouts and "Card Cafe" features felt and with Fall coming how can you not love felt?

There are limited amounts of these FREE magazine so pop into the store on
and get your FREE copy.
One per person and no holds please.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Mega Layout Class

Wednesday, September 17th at 7pm
$25.00 per person
7 spaces - SOLD OUT ~ Sorry

Get your summer photos done in an evening. Just a few spots left for this mega layout class that includes 2 double layout and 2 single layouts. Featuring the summer papers from Simple Stories Collection - Summer Fresh, these simple layouts will maximize your summer photos but these layouts are great for trips or school even. If you have a favorite stencil bring it along to enhance your background or use ours.

You will need the following supplies for this class:
Trimmer, Paper Poker & scissors
Adhesives & pop dots
Brown ink
Photos needed:
3 ~ 4x4 square
3 ~ 3x4 portrait
3 ~ 4x3 landscape
2 ~ 4x6 portrait
2 ~ 6x4 landscape
5 ~ 2x2 square
3 ~ 2x3 portrait

Cropping Fun!

and the question is "to crop or not to crop?"
Indeed!! The real question is WHERE are you going to crop?? 
Well, All About Scrapbooks has the perfect answer!!! 
Our wonderful, friendly space is the perfect place to connect with friends old and new!! Come check out the crops for our fall sessions.
Our crops are just $5.00 per cropper and there are lots of tools and ideas with friendly staff to help out. Cookies, Chocolate & Coffee & Tea too.

September 12th - 5 spaces left
September 26th - 10 spaces
October 3rd - 10 spaces
October 17th - 10 spaces
November 7th - 10 spaces
November 21st - 10 spaces
December - To be announced

Wednesday, August 06, 2014


Our Rescheduled class is a go for tonight & tomorrow. Find all the information you need please read the blog post by following the link below.


Thanks to the Scrapping Bug who kindly packaged our kits as they were delivered to them instead of us.

Monday, July 28, 2014

A Little Inspriration on a Monday

What inspires you to create?  Your photos...  A song on the radio... Your favourite quote or scripture verse... the scenery or people around you... So many things, both good and bad, can spark a creative fire.
I was participating in a moment of what I like to call "PRODUCTIVE PROCRASTINATION" looking through PINTEREST the other day (I love Pinterest!!!!) and came across a quote/scripture that spoke to me and I just had to do something with it. Here is the quote/scripture from Pinterest that inspired me.

The 12"x12" wall hanging shown above was the result of my creative moment. I grabbed a 12"x12" canvas and some paper and went to town. I tore the edges of my paper SS - Blue Skies paper and cut out the center of my BG - Peacock paper (my little trick so that I save the most paper for other projects). I ripped a heart shape into the sky & added a red piece behind the torn heart. I hand-stitched around the heart. I used a stencil & some white distress paint to add a little texture. I tore cloud shapes out of the Peacock paper &  I painted the bottom of the clouds to give some more dimension & depth. I also used the Peacock paper to roughly hand write my quote. I inked everything - I love to ink. I added a Clock paper clip to the heart, Robin's Nest tear drops to the clouds and Crystal Lacquer to the heart. I adhered them down with Matte Mod Podge - it wrinkled a little but I'm ok with that. 
The result is an uplifting handmade piece of art that reminds me that someone bigger is taking care of me.

What inspires you?

Here is what I used to create my wall hanging:
Papers ~ Simple Stories - Good Day Sunshine "Blue Skies", BasicGrey - Serenade "Peacock", DCVW - Immortal Love "Red Satin", Artist Loft 12x12 Canvas, Prima Marketing "Lifetime" Clock Paperclips 
3D Crystal Lacquer, Matte Mod Podge, Tim Holtz Distress Paint "Picket Fence" & Distress Ink "Antique Linen" & Robin's Nest Tear Drops