Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Just wanted to share. Here is my family reciepes book that we had for a class...watch for it to happen again in May.

National Scrapbook Day is just around the corner....and we are filling up fast. Book your spot now as only a few spots remain.

Surprise Layout/Card Layout Fun....is back & running from now till April 18th...pick up your package today. Layouts $6.50 Cards $3.25 all paper is provided & there are no limitations on what you add. Winners will recieve 1/2 of the money in form of a gift certificate & prize package. Thank you again to all who participated last time.

Shipment should be here tomorrow....:) My Minds Eye, Little Yellow Bicycle, More Jillibean Soup & more should be here sometime tomorrow...I know you have all been patiently waiting... so come in by the weekend & see.

:) Kari

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sorry for the dilay!

As you all know this was an extremely hard discission for us, as everyone did an amazing job on all of their layouts. We have however decided to give a 1st & 2nd place in each category. We have not drawn names out of a hat, but we did get a few more anonymous judgers involved, and the ones with the most votes goes as follows.

In the advanced category...1st. goes to Carolyn M. ( glitter borders) & 2nd. goes to Nicole (bff, sweet & sassy)

In the basic category...1st. goes to Sara ( the women in my life layout), & 2nd goes to Bev (Honduras)

Ladies you can pick up your prizes & your layouts Monday, or later. I am going to get the prizes all put together tomorrow.

We do thank everyone for participating, this was our first layout contest since we first opened & the response was amazing, so thank you with your patience. Next time I think we will ask you as our customers to judge your favorites.

:) have a great weekend.....and thanks again everyone.

Woohoo! April Kit Release!

One of my favourite days every month is upon us again. It's Kit release day!
Here are my layouts and cards that I did up with the kit. Very spring colours with the Basic Grey papers and embellishments. I hope you have fun with it!

Now for my last layout I want to point out to you the most awesome stamps I used on it. These are Glitz Distress Stamps. They come in a package of 5 clear acrylic stamps in the package (crackle, dot, grid, number and script). I used 4 of the 5 on this layout to add some texture to it. I use the entire stamp, I used the edge of the stamp, I used the corner of the stamp. When these arrive in thestore (they were supposed to be there for the Anniversary Crop....) and Kari sends out the new product email, you will want to RUN not WALK to pick up a package for yourself - and maybe even another as a gift. They are awesome for card making and layouts. If you want to ensure you get one before they sell out, call Kari at the store and ask to be put onto the list to hold one for you. THEN - I want to see what you have done with them!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Kari has the winners

I am impressed how awesome everyone did with the Surprise Kit challenge. I am not surprised. Our customers ROCK!!!! I couldnt decide, so I threw everyones name in a bowl and picked. Kari will post the winners.

I hope everyone is having a great day! I finished up my DT layouts over the weekend and I have to say - stepping outside of my comfort zone with paper is sometimes a good thing! I will be posting later this week with my layouts.


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Happy Spring!

Isn't the weather finally nice?! Wow! I took yesterday (Friday) off cause I had to have some dental work done, and couldn't believe how nice it was. Crummy that I had to go to the dentist, but if the weather is going to be awesome, why not?!
Have you seen some of the new stuff at the store?!! OMGosh! Good thing I was drooling before I went in, so that Kari wouldn't have to clean up more of my mess when I was in yesterday. There's some awesome Maya Road sheer paper. And clocks (I love me my clocks!) And new paper lines.... Wow! Fun stuff! =]
So here's what I did with last month's kit:

This is our goofy cat. You know, the one we actually paid money for. I hear you can get cats for free... *sigh* He's such a goof ball, but a loveable cat. He certainly loves anything that has feathers on it. I cut out his name by tracing chipboard letters. I inked the edges with distress ink. And then added a little bit of pen work. I even used pop dots on a few letters to add dimension to them.
My only sister lives in Strathmore, and I don't get to see her as often as I would like. She was down a few weeks ago, and so I had

some photos taken of us with my mom. My mom and sister are pretty amazing... strong. smart. as you can see, pretty. Love them!

And check this out, a TWO page layout! Gasp!! LOL! I don't do them often, but this turned out pretty cool, huh? I punched out some of the circles, and used (more) pop dots to attach them. I seem to be using a lot of pop dots lately. A lot... kinda scary, really.
So my friends, I hope this inspires you a little. I haven't even put my stuff away from the last crop I was at two weeks ago. I've been a little busy round here... but like I said, I picked up some fabulous stuff at the store yesterday, and I'm itching to play with it. Have fun!! See ya soon!

p.s. I've fiddled with this post for 5 minutes trying to get the two pictures of the two page layout side by side. Can't do it... could ya use your imagination for me, and picture in your head how wonderful it looks the way it's supposed to? thanx!
and double p.s. remember, you can see any photo larger by doubling clicking on it. It then turns out HUGE! But at least you can see more detail. =]

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


I know I am a few hours early, but I wanted to be the first to wish our fearless leader a Very Happy Birthday!!!!!!! I hope you have an awesome day my friend.


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hello everyone, just thought i would stop on to say HI, see how everyone is doing.

So our first paper challenge has been a huge success, we got most of the layouts back. Come in the store this coming week to see the layouts on display. They are all fabulous....and good luck judging them Mel.

How is the 12 challenge coming??? Anyone participating?

So let me share a picture my friend took of me at Hover Damn Thursday...
I want you to comment on the blog...Monday, March 23rd...I will draw a name from all who entered to win our next monthly kit. I want you to tell us where you like to scrap? If you came to our big anniversary crop, let us know what you thought of the crop....and if you didn't make it to the crop, let us know when the last time you got to scrapbook, & how often you try to... Have a great week everyone. We will chat soon.

Friday, March 13, 2009

March inspiration from Tammy

These were the most fun i had with the March kit!!!! they are round magnets, junked up with chipboard, flowers and buttons..( watch for a possible make and take )
Sorry for the delay ladies ....im runnning a little behind....
It was so nice to see all of you at the 2nd anniversary crop!!! what a BLAST!!!
I hope that march is keeping you well and warm..im so DONE with this Nasty weather!!! i want SPRING NOW!!!!

Here is a LO of when my gurls over flowed the dishwasher with regular dishsoap, sooo


This is my gurls first massage, they so enjoyed it..

and here is a LO of some of the friends that came to our summer crop at the store!!! dontcha just love E's pigtails!!!!
have a great weekend ladies!!! think of me as you play with paper...I'll be in school...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Pssst check it out...

Online shopping! Enjoy!


We will continue working on adding more products and categories.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Thank you to everyone who made our 2nd anniversary crop a huge success!

I had a great time on Friday and Saturday. It was great to see everyone's creativity and to chat with everyone.

Kari is away for the next few days, but I know that should would want to send out a huge THANK YOU to everyone who attended our 2nd anniversary crop. We all had a great time!

We look forward to another awesome year with our awesome clients!!!!!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Greetings and the 12 Challenge theme

Hi everyone!
Gotta love free internet at the resort. I have emailed Kari a couple of times, but no replies :( I know whe is super busy getting ready for the crop next weekend - cant wait to see you all there!!!! Having a great time....even if I do have to inspect a couple of resorts.....makes me appreciate the awesome resort we are al!

March 12 Challenge Theme - Things that are GREEN.

Join us on March 12 and take a minimum of 5 photos, then do a lyout of anysize for your mini book. More deets can be found in our January post about the challenge. Hope you join us. I know it is making me step outside of my photo comfort zone. lol (wish I were here on teh 12th! That would have rocked!)

See you guys soon! Be good!