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!

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Two new Christmas lines from Daisy D's Paper have arrived! Check our Sugarplum Paisley & Snowflakes & Holly. Two totally different lines with coordinating stickers, rub ons, flowers, buttons, ribbons & rhinestones (pictured above).
Get a jump start on your Christmas card making OR finally pull out last years Christmas photos.

My Town, Part 2

I am so excited for Part 2 of the My Town class tonight. My photos turned out great!

For those of you who missed out, you should be very jealous. In the first part of the class, we went to several locations around town & took pictures with Arlee Sebryk (our resident photographer!). We hit up the Sheep River, the old Post Office, the Ginger Tea House & a couple other great sites. And we hit the Jackpot when we heard a train coming over the bridge at our last location. Like a maniac, I ran all the way to the bridge (which turned out to be totally unnecessary and ruined a perfectly good pair of sneakers!). I'm so happy with the shots I will likely frame my fav. one for my home. In Part Two of the class, we will be making a double-paged layout with our pictures! Can't wait!

JoAnn Gilbert, Lee-Anne Thornton, Michelle "MSG" Gier & Myself.

Thanks ladies! I had a great time (attending one of my own classes!) & the Starbucks Hot Chocolate was a perfect finish!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
I spent the weekend at our cabin in Northern Saskatchewan.
We have fabulous sunsets up there ( This picture is taken from the dock that Brian and I got married on.) The kind of sunset that makes you so grateful to be alive....
On October 15th the Instant Album is a little fold-out box book featuring things you are grateful for. For me, Turtle Lake sunsets will definitely be included.
Other things I am Grateful for (in no particular order):
My Health. I may be a bit out of shape, but I can walk, skip, jump & sing. And I can spend a day loading firewood with my family.
My Family. Mom & Dad. Always so supportive. Kendra & Carmelle. Also Ryan McGee, Kendra's new guy, who bought us over with his great sense of humor. And Jack Maclellan, who we missed this weekend, even though with text messaging, it was like he was right there. Koho, Boneka & Mollie. And finally, the Ross crew. I just love them all.
My Home. Even in it's current condition ( an unpainted railing, old front door & unfinished projects lurking at every turn). It's prefect for me. The size, the colors, the coziness.
Brian. I love him. And he loves me. And the rest is my secret.
My Store. Stressful at times. But I get to do what I love, and I have wonderful people who support me. And I have made some wonderful friends because of Sheep River Scrapbook Co.
Scrapbooking. Different than #5 in many ways. I am grateful that I still love it. And only wish I had more time for it. I realize what an important part of my life it is.

Start thinking of things you are Grateful for..... Take pictures & sign up for Instant Album.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Just Arrived.........

s.e.i. products that I ordered in Las Vegas have arrived!
I remember seeing them at the showing and thinking "these are so darn cute!" but becuase I also see 1,000 other cute prodcuts that day, I ordered them & promptly forgot about them.
Well, they are here now and as I am opening up packages I am saying to myself "these are so darn cute!"
Four NEW lines include: Park Buddies, Kitty's Place (my fav.) , Ally's Wonderland & Madera Island (which I know will be a crowd pleaser!).
Each line has coordinating paper and........get this..... epoxy stickers, mini albums, beaded stickers, ribbons, alphabet stickers, buttons (yay!), rub-ons & more. Totally stacked!

Thanksgiving Weekend.

So that we can spend time with our families, we have decided to close this Thanksgiving weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Friday - 10am - 6pm
Saturday - Closed
Sunday - Closed
Monday - Closed

We will re-open on Tuesday with our new extended hours (see below).

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

More NEW goodies!

It's the time of year our Husbands would hate the most (if they only knew.....).
All of the new products from CHA & Memory Trends are starting to arrive!
I couldn't resist these bags of brads by Around The Block.
Buy them now in Alphabets, Family theme (a great idea!) or " I love horses".
While you're here, look for Around The Block Christmas paper & Imagine collection (Just darling!)


Crate Paper. The Zoom & Brunch Collection.
I love the Zoom collection & when it comes to Boy-ish paper, it doesn't get much better!
Come check out the ribbon (so stinkin' cute!) & Crateboard letters ( in a totally cute & re-usable tube package). There's also die cuts & rub-ons to match.

Monday, October 1, 2007


Seventy four bulk rolls of ribbon from May Arts have arrived!
Ribbons range in price from $.19 - $1.99 per meter.
There is a beautiful selection of Reds & Greens for Christmas!
My favourite if the Red Velvet (so rich!) & the double-sided satin
(one side green, one side red, makes a cute bow!)