Thursday, December 13, 2007


The Bazzill Splat Mat is perfect for any crafter.... it really is. A cute scalloped version of a non-stick craft sheet that you'll want to have. It will protect your table, is easy to clean and there are a million techniques you can do with it. Try it out with our new Ranger Crackle Paints!


...great Stocking Stuffers. This craft knife from Doodlebug is just plain cute. And I want one. Pretty please.
(psst! There's a setting mat to match!)
Add it to your Wish List* there's still time!
(*see in-store for details)

Oh Heidi!

I use to dislike Heidi Swapp. I did, because her products were always a little bit tricky to use, and the average scrapbooker just didn't buy them. But she's a smart cookie! Her products are so trendy that you just WANT them. Check out these metallic crown rub-ons. Love. favourite prodcut of the moment is this variety pack of mini ghost shapes (pictured below). I don't think it gets much better than these. So cute, so easy to use (staple them, paint them, stitch them on....) and you get a little of everything (I love the hearts!). Tell your hubby to RUN to the store to pick these up (and stash them in your stocking), I gaurantee they are going to fly out the door...

Please stop....

I don't even want to THINK about St.Valentines day..... well, this stuff is pretty cute! Amazing how much in advance we retailers must think, the Valentines stuff is arriving already! Ok, so you're in the Christmas Spirit (so am I) but this stuff is so cute. I mean, really cute, I love it. Put it on your wishlist & you'll be ahead of the game.
Check out the adorable Chipboard, Patterned Paper, Stickers (felt!), Glitter Paper (i Love it!) & all kinds of cute kits.

I have to have this.....

.... under my tree! ( Note to Brian!) It spins so that I can get at my tools from all sides and it's cute! mm does it again. I just love them.

Monday, December 3, 2007


This cute chipboard album from Maya Road is a great little stocking stuffer. All you need is glue & a sanding block & this album will be totally cute.... Put it on your wishlist or pretty it up for someone you love.


mm Noteworthy 3-ring binders are here. Finally a binder-style album that's cute (not with gold embellishments!)

Pure Genius!

Before you go putting together your calendar scrapbooks this year (a popular Chirstmas gift!), consider this....... Heidi Swapp makes a calendar that has page protectors that you can insert your finished layouts into. At the end of the year, instead of throwing the calendar away, it turns into a scrapbook by simply rotating the pages. Brilliant! Another option: Next year when mom-in-law asks for another calendar (and she will!) you can just give her inserts to refill this strudy book. It also comes with number stickers for each month.....
I made a calendar for my mother-in-law about 4 years ago. It was a lot of work. I swore I would never do it again becuase who knows where it ended up. But this year, a I am giving her a Heidi Swapp Calendar full of family photos.... knowing that next year, with a new baby, I will likely be making another set of layouts (and saving money on the book!)!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Don't forget..........

Pre-Registration to the Okotoks Scrapbook Convention is taking place at Sheep River Scrapbook Co. this weekend! For more details visit their website at

Sheep River Scrapbook Co. is proud to be on location at the crop, providing scrapbookers with great products, a make'n' take & great prizes to be won!
Let's all get together & crop for a great cause!

Saturday, November 24, 2007


The New issue of Canadian Scrapbooker is on stands (or the on counter.....).
I think this is the best issue ever. I really do. I loved the cover (great layout) and the inside just got better. It's also nice to see layouts from some of the scrapbookers I see in our store (Check out Lynn Thune's layout on page 71, beautiful). How nice to see that a local magazine is kicking some butt. If you only buy one magazine a month (there are so many to choose from) give this one a try.
Bonus: Supporting a Canadian company will only make our dollar stronger!
(It was nice to see the cover price as: $11.99 CDN/US).


...from s.e.i. is the Holly Lane collection. Beautiful foiled papers, velvet papers, die-cuts, stickers, ribbons, buttons (yay!) and embellishments are now available in-store.
If you haven't done your Christmas cards, the deadline is looming (December 1st, but it's pretty much an "unwritten rule".) We still have one more card class available (Nov.28th) or come and get creative with this new Christmas line.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Layout 017

When I found out I was pregnant I started to keep a journal. The reason for this page is because I LOVE re-reading the first couple entries. This one is my favorite. It is ALL over the place. And I start off by saying how much more focused I am! Love it. Sometimes I forget that I can do pages like this and use pictures that I have laying around. Brian took these pictures of me that week. ( He's getting pretty good eh?). I was surprised when I downloaded my card and saw them.
Materials: Paper: Scenic Route, My Minds Eye, K&Co.; Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Buttons: My Minds Eye; Die Cuts: Cricut font Plantin; Pen: Ek Success; Punch: Stampin' Up

Layout 016

Now that it is public knowledge that I am expecting a baby, I can finally post some of the layouts I have been working on. Love this layout, not because it is fabulous, but because I love the writing. The paper & embellishments are from the making memories Funky Vintage line. At first glance this line looks a little too difficult to use, but when you get down to it, it all works really well together. And the colors are fabulous. I am also becoming a HUGE fan of their ribbon by the meter (great quality).

Materials: Patterned Paper: Elsie for KI Memories, making memories; Ribbon, Flower, Epoxy Buttons & Photo Corner: making memories; Staples: EK Success; Decorative Snap: We R Memory Keepers; Pen: EK Success

I've been Scrapbooking!

I realized that the Hambly products that I posted online DID NOT do them any justice. This stuff is fabulous! So I'm posting the mini album I made yesterday (a gift to my girlfriend Jules) on here to show you just how wonderful these papers/acetates/rub ons are.

The cover and every second page are made with the Clearly Heavy Overlays. Love them. Sturdy & crystal clear. There are some complimenting acetates mixed in there (I was instantly in love with the chandeliers the minute I saw them!)

I thought it might be a little hard working with exposed backgrounds (I am a little picky) but it wasn't at all. The key is having great "croppable" pictures.

I did my journaling on the computer and chopped up the pieces.
(Click to enlarge)

I'm so happy with it. In fact, I might not give it to her because I like it so much. It only took a couple hours to make, so I see another one in my future!

Materials: Pages: Hambly Studios Clearly Heave Overlays, screen & shimmer papers; Rub Ons: Hambly Studios; Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Ribbon: May Arts; Chipboard & Paints: Heidi Swapp; Rhinestones: My Minds Eye; Binder Ring: Office Supply


Get to Shoppers Drug Mart & develop those Halloween pictures! The Salem line from Scenic Route is here and soooo stinkin' cute. Of course there are the signature chipboard (in black & orange), the die-cut arrows and great stickers, but it is the PAPER, the fabulous paper, that makes this line so great. Double-sided, not too "Halloweenie" & all matchy-matchy. Right now I am wishing I had my own little trick-or-treaters.

New Stuff!

The new products from Sweetwater are great. The mini clip albums (pictured above) make great a brag book (a good Christmas gift!) there are four different styles & matching In The Loop die-cuts! Check these out, they are packaged in CD cases (so smart!) and you get a bunch of great loopy die-cuts which would be great as frames or just on their own as embellishments.

Just when I thought I was OVER twill.... apparently I am not! I love love love this Sweetwater twill (can you say Polka Dots?). There is matching paper in four different lines & if you have little boys (always a scrapbookers challenge....) then hurry down to check out the CUTE papers.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Because of Hambly....

... I am happy to be back from vacation. When I got in to the store today I was nearly giddy at the sight of the NEW Hambly products that just arrived! You will be too!
Vellum, Transparency & rub-ons that are super trendy & cutting edge.
I love love love the Christmas rub-ons, the Chandelier rub-ons & the Gold Brick Paper (so perfect for the 80's). Also there are music rub ons that I know my sister-in-law Heather (a teenager in every sense of the word) will LOVE.

Come see this stuff. Worth the trip. Pinky Swear!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

New Tool!

Come check out this new DreamKuts from Zutter. It is available in our workshop & is perfect for those of you who are considering mass producing Christmas cards or calendars this year! It works perfectly with the new Zutter Bind-It-All. Available in the workshop or for sale in our store.
Plus come check out the great accessories to accompany these new tools; Book pages & covers, owires to bind, carrying cases & tools sets!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

This Just In...

The paints for the new Noteworthy Collection (coming soon!) from Making Memories came today. They are so beautiful. A while ago I kind of fell off the "foam stamp" wagon. To be honest, it was pure laziness. Foam stamps are a lot of work. But lately, I have been pulling out the paints again because of the handy disposable foam brush. ( If you don't have this, and find yourself avoiding these paints because of the mess, then you need to get it!). The glitter paints in this collection are cute. So cute. I love the red glitter. Perfect timing for Christmas!

I had to.......

.........and you might too!
I HAD to have this. HAD to. Because when I saw it, I instantly thought of a million things I could put in it. The new embellishment box from Making Memories is so awesome. So awesome. It is improved (Big Time!) with 32 compartments and they WILL NOT spill over into each other as they are each a single mould. I fully intend to decorate the box with all of those stickers I have been hoarding & a tonne of cute stamps. This thing is worth EVERY penny.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Just Arrived....

The rest of the St. Nick line from making memories has just arrived inlducing all of their fabulous 12x12 patterned paper. Almost every sheet is flocked, glittered & just plain classy.

I am just loving this vintage Santa Print (above).
I am thinking it may just be this years Christmas Card! And there are great
embellishments (tags!) to make that job easy!


.......from the Paper Loft comes three Well Worn lines. Come in and check out Wild Daisies, Blue Jean & Queens Garden (pictured above). Each lines has 6 coordinating patterned paper, Stamped Words, diecut monograms and chipboard & a fabulous "waterfall" style mini album.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who attended our Open House last night! I had a great time.

Thank you to Nancy Walls, Viola Anderson & Jesse Stein for running our make'n'takes which were lined up all night! Thanks to my mom & dad, Gary & Chere Hopaluk for all of their help. And to my sister Kendra and her brave new boyfriend Ryan for keeping everyone's martini full all night long! Also thanks to my sister-in-law Heather Ross.

Thanks to JoAnn Gilbert and Sobeys for lending us their shopping baskets for the evening. Becuase of them everyone could walk around and shop freely with empty hands.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

See You Tonight!

Our Second Annual Open House is here...................
Why the Las Vegas Sign?
Stop by to find out from 7pm - 11pm.
Lots of Prizes to be won.
Lots of make'n'Takes to be made.
Lots of drinks to be drunk????
See You Tonight ladies!

I love this....

This is one of the large metal signs available from My Minds Eye.
I loved this quote for my Scrapbook room.
These are also available in small sizes to embellish your pages. Smart!


Confetti is the new paper line from My Minds Eye. Sheep River Scrapbook Co. has the complete paper line (with great BOYS paper) and all of the goodies to go with it. Love the matching ribbons, die cuts & titles.
This little project will be a perfect Christmas present. Decorate it with your favourite patterned papers or pictures of your family. Comes complete with blocks, glue & a few choice papers.


Keep your eyes peeled for Daily Dose! Perfect for journaling!

Also look for the new

paper line. 20 themes, 40 papers & great matching embellishments. The canvas flowers are the best things since sliced bread! Also watch for transparency strips, gems & journaling cards. Love it!

Just Arrived!

If you are coming to our Open House tonight you are in for a treat!
Yesterday we receieved one our biggest show orders!
Two new Christmas lines from My Minds Eye are here! Festive (top) & Frost (bottom) are sure to be crowd pleasers. Each line comes with matching Die Cuts & punch out gift bags!
If you're looking to do some Christmas cardmaking, then pick up one of the great card kits & find yourself with 10 premade cards!
Also look for the NEW making memories St.Nick & Deck The Halls lines, which just arrived yesterday as well. We love their mini album kits, just 14.99 ea!

Friday, October 19, 2007

New ( I love that word!)

I have just received the Travel, Tropical & Funky Vintage Lines from making memories. These lines were put out in the Spring but I put off ordering them until now so that they would be around for our busy fall season.
The winners? I love the 6x9 albums. (Pictured above in red.) They are a perfect gift size, and would be fabulous for a mini vacation album. Plus, they match all of the new goodies. And, they are flocked, so they feel wonderful. They are available in 6 different styles for $14.99ea.

I also like these journaling tags from the Travel & Tropical (pictured above) lines. Smart! I never did scrapbook our trip to Hawaii a couple years ago, because I didn't like the selection of tropical papers available then. These toned down tags (papers, stickers, flowers, & more) will be perfect. Can't wait!

Monday, October 15, 2007

New Stamps

New woodmounted rubber stamps from Paperbag Studios have arrived. There are 9 new images to add to your collection. Here are three of my favourites:
The Gate (above)

The Roof (above) Being There (below)

Also watch for a great Crown image which would be totally cute for birthday invites or scrapbooking! And is a perfect size for ATC's. And a fancy little flourish!

Calling all cardmakers!

We have just recieved our order of Stardream & Curious Metallics papers. There are 25 different colours (yes!) in 8.5 x 11. You will love these papers for making Christmas Cards and for your other stamping projects.
Our favourite colours? Lagoon, Serpentine & Bronze.

New Stuff

New Halloween & Christmas items from K&Co. have arrived.
There are stickers, glitter chipboard, mini books, paper kits & much more. The pick of the crop? This paper ornaments kits that includes 88 peices and is super easy to put together (Kim & I made one in just minutes!)
Also check out: Light up stickers! If you have little ones that like to look through your books these would be a big hit!