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

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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

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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!