Monday, June 27, 2011

New Video Series on YouTube!

Michelle has created a beautiful card using a variety of techniques with sprays and mists!  Join us on YouTube and watch Part 1 while Michelle creates a gorgeous background for her card with a screen/mask and Tim Holtz Perfect Pearls Mist. 

Friday, June 24, 2011

Just Arrived - Authentique!

One of our store's favourite ladies - Margie Romnie-Aslett (click here for her blog) - has started a new venture which we are very excited about! We were so very lucky to have Margie come teach classes earlier this year and we learned that not only is she a fabulously fun lady but she is extremely talented and an asset to the scrapbooking industry. Margie has teamed up with 4 others to start a new paper line called Authentique and they have just released 3 new collections... AND TODAY THEY ARE IN OUR STORE! The images below are courtesy of Margie's blog and are an excellent display of the 3 different collections!




These paper lines are sensational - we are so excited to get them and we know you are going to love them!

Monday, June 20, 2011


We need your help to count less inventory! Come Shop early for the best selection. We will be holding a huge INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE from Tuesday June 21 - Saturday June 25 during regular business hours. You will find savings of up to 80% off on many items! We WILL be stamping stamp cards, however we will not be redeeming them during this sale.

Just a reminder that we will be CLOSED Monday June 20th, 2011 to prepare for our Inventory Clearance Sale.

Friday, June 17, 2011

New Arrivals!

What a great way to end the week - with new product! We were very excited today to put out the following items:

Jesse James Crystal Hearts Beads in Crystal, Hot Pink and Tanzanite:

 Edge Punches from EK Success:

The New Basic Grey Line - Out of Print - it so much fun!

The new Little Yellow Bicycle collection - Sweet Summertime:

And from Graphic45 we received the new Magic of Oz Collection:

Check out these new Tim Holtz dies AND the new drill punch:

From Spellbinders we have restocked all the Donna Salazar dies:

And we recieved the following Shapabilities:

We also received the new Delicate Pastel Craft Foil Assortment pack (no image available at this time). 


The time of year is coming - inventory time! Because we would rather sell than count we have decided to have a HUGE INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE! Items will be reduced by up to 60% and we are so determined to sell, sell, sell we are even closing the store Monday June 20th to prepare.

Sale starts Tuesday June 21st and will run until Saturday June 25th during regular regular business hours. We WILL be stamping stamp cards - however we will not be redeeming them during the sale. We know that you will want to come early to get the best selection!

Please note that all sales items are a final sale.

Also! Be sure to check out our What's New tab to see our newest kit releases and our Calendar with all store events including classes and crops!

Happy Father's Day!

In the last segment of our Tim Holtz Distress Stains videos on YouTube, Michelle assembles the Father's Day card she has designed.  The rich colours of the stains look wonderful on all the media she used...canvas, chipboard, grungeboard, kraft paper and even ribbon!  We never knew stains could look so good!  You can watch the video on our blog or on YouTube.  Next week, our video series on "Sprays" will begin.  Happy Father's Day...and enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New Kit Release

Our designers have created amazing layouts again! Don't forget that members receive 10% off on the purchase of kits.Click on the Kits tab to purchase the fantastic new releases! Here is a a little preview of what is available:

Just a reminder that EVERY Thursday is DOUBLE STAMP DAY for Members. See you tomorrow!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Father's Day card video tutorial Part 3 on YouTube!

In this segment of our Tim Holtz Distress Stains videos, Michelle demonstrates how to alter grungeboard, which she uses on her Father's Day card.  Join us on YouTube and watch Michelle's tutorial! This week we will upload the final 3 segments and show you how to create this card in time for Father's Day.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Check out our Part 2 Distress Stains video on YouTube!

Our Father's Day card project on YouTube continues with Michelle showing you how to alter canvas with Tim Holtz Distress Stains.  This is Part 2 of 5.  Join in the fun!  You can also go to YouTube and watch the tutorial there!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Make a Father's Day Card with Michelle on YouTube!

Our new video tutorial on YouTube will show you how to use Tim Holtz Distress Stains to make a Father's Day Card.  Michelle demonstrates how the Distress Stains can be applied to a variety of media, such as canvas, chipboard, grungeboard, and glazed kraft paper.  All products are from the Tim Holtz collection and together they make a wonderful Father's Day card.  Click here to watch Distress Stains Part 1 on YouTube.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


We are having our front parking lot paved on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. However, Parking on the side street and behind the store is still available and here is a special coupon for one day only to make up for this inconvenience!

Saturday, June 4, 2011


Who can believe that June is already here! We have a jam packed Month with lots of fabulous classes! If any of these interest you, you can register online by clicking the "classes" tab at the top of the screen or by calling the store at 780.944.1526

Explore, Discover, Escape, 2 Double Page Layouts
Thursday June 9, 2011
6pm - 9pm
Instructor: Limor
Level: Intermediate
You will create TWO double page travel layouts in one evening class! These layouts are very versatile and suitable for pictures of any destination. Learn techniques and be inspired by the new Simple Stories papers that make scrapbooking a large number of photos easy and fun.

Fatherhood, Double Page Layout
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
6pm – 9pm
Instructor: Kelly
Level: Intermediate / Advanced
With Father's Day quickly approaching, it's time to honour that special husband, father or grandfather in your life! Create a special tribute for a special man in this fabulous 2-page layout class. You'll learn how to design your own background papers and alter elements to create a vintage style, using Tim Holtz products. This layout is sure to put a big smile on Dad's face! 
Mariposa, Double Page Layout
Thursday, June 16, 2011
6pm – 9pm
Instructor: Michelle
Level: Intermediate
Join Michelle and immerse yourself in a breathtaking scene where butterflies appear to flutter off the pages. This layout is an elegant and timeless beauty, with stunning cut work and a flowing design using lovely glitter embossed papers. The neutral palette, reminiscent of a lovely summer breeze, will suit any photos you have, especially wedding, special occasions and heritage.

Camp-Out, Double Page Layout
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
6pm – 9pm
Instructor: Caroll
Level: Intermediate
Are you planning a camping trip this summer? Then you will love this layout! This two page layout features a fun and fantastic paper-pieced camping scene, which is ideal for your outdoor pictures!

Tropical Oasis
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
6pm – 9pm
Level:  Intermediate
Instructor: Michelle
Join Michelle to learn some fun techniques while you create these pages, complete with a sandy beach and a collection of tactile embellishments. Tropical or beach vacation pictures are perfect for this spectacular layout.

Dino-rrific! Double Page Layout
Thursday, June 30, 2011
6pm – 9pm
Instructor: Paula
Level: Intermediate
Join Paula as she returns to teaching with this fun-loving layout featuring colourful and quirky paper-pieced dinos. Bright and cheerful papers along with subtle embellishments add pizazz to this project. You'll have a roaring good time creating this dino-rrific layout!