Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!!

I can hardly believe that it's almost 2009! Do you have any resolutions you're making this year? I resolved a few years ago not to make any more resolutions, and so far, so good! LOL! Do you have any big plans for this evening? We're going out with some friends. My oldest daughter will be 17 (gasp!) on Friday (yes, she was the New Year's baby), so we still have one more party after tonight.

Anyways, I wanted to leave you with what I've done with December's kit. Honestly, when I was finished, it was nothing but a few small scraps of papery goodness. One of my favorites ever!

So here goes:

This card is like the one on the cover of the Scrapbooks Etc. Dec issue. I thought it was cool that they used the same paper as what was in the kit... Total scraplift going on....This is an altered CD cover from 7 Gypsies, the plan is to one day actually put a CD of our favorite Christmas music in it.

This is a cute little mini album I made to throw our holiday photos into.And there's a college of photos to give you an idea of the inside. Please please please ignore the yellow tablecloth in the background! Thankfully, I've ditched it since I've taken these photos! LOL!And then, just some quick ornaments:

See, I told you there was a lot I could do with this kit.

So, all the best to you and yours! See you next year!


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

I am off to Sask tomorrow to spend the holidays with the family. I wanted to stop by and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. If you are travelling this Christmas, please drive safe. If you are staying home, please stay warm!

I am very excited to celebrate Keely's first Christmas this year. It will be very exciting. She is going to join us for the candle light service at church (my sister and BIL alter Christmas Eve services with the families every year). I am going to sneek in my camera and hopefully be able to get some photos of her.

Don't forget your camera this holiday season! Try photos of:
  • the tree
  • close ups of the decorations on the tree and around your home
  • the presents
  • different angles - lay on the floor and take pictures upward of the tree, or of the presents instead of looking down
  • family photos both posed and candid
  • traditions of the season - we always celebrate Ukr Christmas Eve with the traditional 12 meatless dishes on the 24th since we cant all be home on Jan 6. My mom uses her Ukr table cloth, good china, and my baba's dishes. Each has a special meaning to her. I want to get pictures this year of it all.

See you after the holidays! Wishing you and your families all the best this holiday season!


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Amazing Riff Raff Designs have just arrived...
Looking for that something special to finish off that christmas project....then you have to come in & see the new Riff Raff that just arrived. All the items are a laser cut chipboard that have so much detail, that it is almost hard to believe it is chipboard. Some designs are "Believe, Wish, words, and then there is santas sleigh, reindeer, and a beautiful christmas tree"

One of our fellow scrappers shared this poem with us last night...she got it from Scrappy Do's, so i am sure she won't mind if we share....

Twas the night before Christmas, I'm glued to the tree.
I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me.
Could it be cardstock or chipboard or lace?
Or a Quickutz, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that's when i heard him,
"Hi Santa, " I said
"You know...good little girls
should be in their beds."
"I know I should Santa, And now i've got caught.
But I was just so excited
To see what you brought."
"Well, lets take a look
In this room where you work.
He shook his head quickly,
And left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim
As he put it in gear.
"You've got enough stuff,
I'll see you next year!"

Santa does not know that we as scrapbookers never have enough....:) Enjoy the rest of your day.


Sunday, December 14, 2008

wintery wonderful kit!!!!

hey ladies!!!!11 days till Christmas...are ya all done your shopping yet??? make sure you treat yourself to the december kit, its absolutly wonderful!!!

This tag is attached to a book that i copied of Kari's gave the credit back to kari as you can see:):):) to see the book drop by the store and takea look at it!!! the pics will be of my Christmas trip to vancouver....
this is my card, and i hope to get more done when i have a minute to breath!!!!

this is my 6x12 layout and now i will have all 12 months to make myself a calendar for the new year....

this LO is of my Brother and nephew, i love how it turned out .... and look i even have alot of white space:):)

and this one is my Niece, she is such a dolly!!!!! hope you enjoyed my creations!!!!!!
I have some exciting news to share with you!!!!! I will be taking a little, ( well a year) hyatis from teaching at the store. I will still be on the design team doing the kits monthly( this will keep me sane, i hope!!!!) Im going back to school...yes at 37 im heading back!!!! im excited and nervous at the same time!!! im going to schoool for massage therapy, i start on jan 6th and will be done at the end of December 2009, 1 full year.
You will still see me around the store and working a few hours here and there.... so on that note ..
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and all the best in 2009....
Oh ya off to Vancouver from dec 21st to the 31 ..see you all next year!!!!!
Merry Christmas and God bless.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Oh Yummers....the December kit reveal!

Oh heck, I had so much fun with this kit. The colours are so fun and versatile. I wish I had more photos to do more with. As it was, I had to call my sister with a specific list of photos she needed to take before coming up here on the weekend (for the Music layout). Oh and I made them go to the mall to take a Santa photo while they were here, so I could do another layout! Oh the things I do lol



ps - watch for a Blog Contest coming soon!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Do you have any old CDs hanging around?

We have a friend who needs to collect CDs for a school project. We wanted to do a shout out for her.

Do you have any CDs kicking around that you wont be using anymore? Old photo CDs that you have had printed, old bands that you will never listen to again, those CDs that come in the cereal boxes? Dont throw them out. Bring them to the store and we will forward them to her. It doesnt matter what is on them as they will be covered up anyway.

She needs 80-100 for grade 1 and 2 projects.

Save the planet. Recycle (hear me say that Shelley? :) _


Saturday, November 29, 2008

Got a minute?

Just a quick teaser; let me tell ya, that next kit that's coming out? You know, the December one? OMGosh! I love it! Love it! Have almost nothing left of it but little tiny bitty scraps. Seriously. It was out of this world paper scrappy goodness. I was so inspired, that even with my little bit of time that I have to scrap lately, I was able to come up with all kinds of projects! You're gonna love it!

Anyways, the real reason I'm here, is to show off a little of what else I've done:
These are the pumpkins we did up for Halloween.

The background for the photo above is masking tape that I inked up a little to show the ridges of the tape.
The play tokens from Tim Holtz are sooo very fun to play with. I've been using them alot lately.I stamped the title with blue paint onto the orange cardstock, and once dry, went around it with some pen work. And then cut out a few flowers from the paterned paper and added that too.
So thank you for letting me show off a little. I'm hoping to get some more time this weekend and play a little. How about you?
and p.s. I did the font thing from a post or two back. Very awesome site! I am still hoping to figure out a way to share what I did. I'm going to try burning it to a CD today, and see how that works. Will let you know!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Change in Servers

Just thought we would let you all know that we are in the process of changing servers so our website may be down for a few days, as well as our email address will be changing. We will let you know our new address as soon as we can.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Love your writing (or someone else's)???

Get it made into a font - for FREE!

Details here:

ps - Ronni, I would LOVE you to do this!!!!! I would use it ALL the time for my journalling :)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

So my scrappy friends, have you had a chance yet to pick up the Novemeber kit? I gotta tell ya, I love it! All of my favorite colours... red, black, cream... it was so fun and easy to work with.
Here are my samples:

This is my good friend Jean, and her husband John on their wedding day. Isn't she beautiful?

and I love seeing close ups of other peoples work, so I'm ready for my close up, Mr. Deville:

Now, I'm not sure if you're aware of this or not, but you don't have to use the Embellie words "as is". Sometimes I want to squish the letters together closer to make it fit somewhere, like on this heart I cut out of cardboard and covered with patterened paper (shown below). Because the word I wanted to use was techniquely longer than what I wanted, I carefully cut the letters apart and then applied them to where I wanted them. You have to watch that you don't mix up the letters, because once they're down, they're down.

That lace... oooh, I loved it! Used up every bit of it! (and I still have to get rid of that yellow tablecloth! Gak!)

And here's my girls:

I ran very thin strips of paper through my dymo labeler and then gently inked them.

And I can hear you saying, "but Ronni, I didn't get an embellie that said Powerful in my kit" And you know what? I didn't either. But I'm such a rebel, that I used some of the letters they sell seperately at the store and made up my own word. I placed each letter on squares of paper, inked the edges, and randomly picked letters and raised them with foam squares.

And so that's what I made with my kit, with one exception. I did make the cutest mini album, and I really thought I had a photo of it at home, but I don't, so I'm afraid you'll have to check it out at the store.

And just a quick tease... I picked up Dec's kit last night... OMGosh! So very awesome! So cool! Can't wait to play with it!


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bright Lights Festival Tomorrow November 21st, and we are open till 12am!

come in and enjoy a cup of apple cider or hot chocolate on us!!!

Also come in & SAVE!!! Lots of specials threw out the day, members double your points today... PLUS MUCH MORE!!!

Hope to see you then...:)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

good morning!!!

here is my card
this is my 12 x 6 layout for the month of NOv.

this was a challenge for not keen on doing LO's about my self but i really love the end results.

this Lo was so fun ..i had great pics to work with and had alot of fun palying with my camera with the gurls....(note: i gave Ms. Randall the pics i had left ove from my LO and she scrapped them for the crop challenge, if you go back a few posts you will see her LO.)

i hope evryone is haveing a great Nov. and getting lots of scrapping done!!! chat with ya soon!!!
sorry for the glare on the pics!!
have a great week everyone!!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Do to unfortunate circumstances our December Kit is going to be delayed... we expect that it should be ready to sell by the 9th of December. But trust me the wait will be worth it in the end....:)

Have a great weekend everyone.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Our Guest Designers Creations...for November Kit!!!

We would like to send a Thank you out to Monica who was our guest designer this month...she did a fabulous job. One of my favorites is the page that shows "SPECIAL", love the blocks of journalling at the side, & what a great photo.

Enjoy for even more inspiration to come from Tammy & Ronni.
:) Kari

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Remember me?

Hey scrappy people!, remember me? This is Ronni, sneaking in a little post. I know, I know, it's been awhile since I've blogged, but trust me, I had a bit of a rough summer. But things are better now, and I've got some stuff to show you. That, and it helps if I know what the password is. (thanx, Kari!) *muhwah*

Any ways, I do have photos of the Nov. kit, but I've got other stuff to show you. Check out my girls here:

***note to self*** Ditch that yellow tablecloth!!!

Dontcha love that butterfly stamp?! Basic Grey stamp, used with distress embossing powder.

And there is some subtle stamping that I did with a swirl stamp, and distress embossing powder for the background.

so yah, there ya go... Stop in the store for more fun ideas... I hope to see you there!


Sunday, November 2, 2008

November Kit Ideas

This kit is so yummy!!!!

I am still looking for the perfect picture for the one layout below, but I know I will find it soon (I have to be able to get it to 6x8 without cropping off too much of my cutie patootie lol)

And did you know that you can click on the pictures on the blog to see them LARGER? I just found that out today, so I thought i would share!

Enjoy! ~~Melanie

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Drop everything!

and get to the store for your November Kit!!!!!

AMAZING colours
AMAZING papers
AMAZING inspiration

WOW!!! Awesome kit! Dont miss it!

Monday, October 27, 2008

eye candy from Ms. Randall

sorry it took me so long to get this posted ladies..i have a lot going on my plate rite my appologies!!!

This beautiful Lo was made by Ms. Randall she did such an awesome job. I love the colours she used and the layout of the pics. She absolutly rocked the challenge given to her!!!!

thank you again Diane!!! big huggs to you!!!!

ps..i think im gonna have to find her some more challenging pics to scrap @ the next crop*wink*


hmmm not sure why my pic went so small ...will see if i can get a better pic ....

Sunday, October 19, 2008

ohhhhh aunty mel...can you say awwwwww!!!!

Miss K are the sweetest thing ever!!!!!!
hooked on stickles already!!!!! start early, make your aunty mel proud!!!!
Miss K has good taste in scrappin' supplies!!!

What an fabulous weekend put on by Kari, shelly and Edith this weekend!!!! the weekend seemed to go so quickly...must say that these ladies really know how to host a crop!!!! pat your selves on the back gurls...ya did good!!!!!