Saturday, November 22, 2014

DIY Christmas Card Kit

We are happy to announce that we have another Christmas Card Kit available in our store :)

Our kits have been so popular (the first 2 have sold out), so Amanda has designed another set!!  This one is using the DIY Christmas collection from Simple Stories.


The kit comes with all the materials (plus extras) to make 10 beautiful cards, envelopes, instructions, plus a colour photo to help with assembly.

The kits are available NOW!!!  They are in our store and also on our online store.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bundled Up From Carta Bella!!

Well, it appears that winter has arrived a little sooner than expected.  Don't get me wrong, I don't mind a little snow, but this week has been a little too much, too soon.

One good thing about the change in seasons is that it shifts our focus on what we are scrapbooking. Amanda has been doing some samples for the store using the new Bundled Up collection from Carta Bella.  We thought this would be a good time to share some of her designs......

Baby It's Cold Outside


This layout has such a warm feel to it.....maybe it is this yummy looking mug of hot chocolate???


The blues and reds mix so well with this collections.


She has created a really unique title using her Silhouette Cameo.  She has cut part of it out of her background and part of it out of a matching paper and adhered it to her page.


All Bundled Up


This layout is created using leftover scraps from the collection.  A few stickers and strips of paper can create a really nice effect.


Placing stickers on top of your photos can also create a nice effect.  You can use them to fill in open areas of your photos too.


Brrr.....


We love how she created the backdrop for her photos by using different triangles cut out of different patterned papers from the collection.


She has used liquid applique to imitate the snow on the branches of her die-cut tree, and of course there is the very cute snowman too.


Be sure to stop into the store and check out these layouts in person.  There are lots and lots of details that will totally impress you.  The products she used are all available in our store or on our online store.  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Last Call For Christmas Card Workshop!!

You still have time to sign up for tomorrow nights Christmas Card Workshop with Joanne.  Check out all the details below:

Using three adorable images from Whipper Snapper design, Joanne has created these fun Christmas cards!


Working with three different fold techniques, you will complete these stunning cards that will be hard to give away!

The images will be pre-coloured for you and all the materials are included in the class fee. Be sure to bring your Basic Supplies (paper trimmer, scissors, adhesives, etc.) to the class with you, including a bone folder, scoring tool, foam pop dots, a glue pen and paper piercing tool. Sign up today!

  • Wednesday, November 19th 
  • 6:00 - 8:00pm 
  • $15.99 
  • Bring Basic Supplies and other items listed above. 
  • Pre-registration is required. 
 Stop into our store to register or register on-line by clicking HERE.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Doodlebug Frosty Friends Inspiration From Pinterest

I was cruising around Pinterest last night and I came across some really cute designs from the Doodlebug board.  We are huge fans of this company and their latest release, Frosty Friends, is just flying out of the store.  We thought we would share what we found, and hope it inspires you too!!







You can visit our store or shop for these great products on our online store.  Enjoy!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Bo Bunny Souvenir by Christa

It has been a while since we have posted some inspiration from our awesome design team!!  Christa recently dropped off some samples that she made for the Bo Bunny Souvenir collection.

If you have travelled lately or have photos that you still need to scrapbook from a previous trip, you have to check out this line.

Journey Into The Wild




Go Travel Jamaica




Christa has used some great techniques and created some awesome texture on her layouts using some paint, courigated cardboard and some mist.

Be sure to visit the store and check out these designs in person and also pick up some of your favourites from the collection.  You can also shop online by clicking here.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Interactive Christmas Card Workshop!!

Using three adorable images from Whipper Snapper design, Joanne has created these fun Christmas cards!


Working with three different fold techniques, you will complete these stunning cards that will be hard to give away!

The images will be pre-coloured for you and all the materials are included in the class fee. Be sure to bring your Basic Supplies (paper trimmer, scissors, adhesives, etc.) to the class with you, including a bone folder, scoring tool, foam pop dots, a glue pen and paper piercing tool. Sign up today!

  • Wednesday, November 19th 
  • 6:00 - 8:00pm 
  • $15.99 
  • Bring Basic Supplies and other items listed above. 
  • Pre-registration is required. 
 Stop into our store to register or register on-line by clicking HERE.

Are You Playing Along??

Are you playing along with this months Sketch & Crafty challenge?  Christa is hosting this time around and she has created a great sketch to go along with her amazing challenge.  Check out the details below!!


The sketch is a nice, simple design that we hope you have fun using!

For the Crafty portion of the challenge, here's the scoop: Use something OLD, something NEW, something BORROWED and something BLUE! 

Here is her inspiration layout, using both the Sketch and Crafty challenge, featuring her daughter, Adriane. Her friend took these 'modelling' shots for fun and they really made her smile. In fact, the photos were the  BORROWED element as they came from her iPad.


Her something OLD was the brad on the title frame. She has had those lying around for a few summers and this chevron brad was waiting for something special! Her something NEW was the Simple Stories line "Good Day Sunshine"  that she picked up this summer and haven't had the chance to use. (much...)  Her something BLUE is the matting colour and the bits of sky blue in the patterned paper.


So! Share your OLD, NEW, BORROWED and BLUE while working with the sketch! Be creative and you can be entered into a random draw to win a $25 gift certificate to TSF!!!!

Please remember, in order to qualify and be in with a chance of winning, you must use the SKETCH and the CRAFTY portion of the challenge. Also, this month we would like you to identify the OLD, NEW, BORROWED and BLUE elements of your design. Just add the description to your blog or gallery post.

Here are our few simple rules:
  • Enter as many times as you like with each new entry showing an interpretation of both the Sketch and Crafty element of this month's challenge.
  • Each creation will gain you one entry into the draw to win.  Please enter a double page as only one entry. 
  • Proects must be linked using the tool below in order to be entered to win.
  • Entries must be linked no later than 11:59pm on November 30, 2014.

We can't wait to see what you create! Be sure to click the link on the sidebar and link up your creation to qualify!!  Happy crafting!