Monday, June 30, 2008

So many reasons... scrapbook.
Having Miles has renewed my love of scrapbooking. Everything he does, there I am with a camera, ready to capture the moment. And then comes the scrapbooking! I am busy picking out paper to scrapbook his first bath, newest onesie and everything in between.

Saturday, June 21, 2008


You can always count on Heidi Swapp to come up with the newest, hottest scrapbook must-have. I love her felt flowers and butterflies. I also like how the colors of her embellishments match her papers so well. I have been using the papers like crazy, they are too cute. And so girly.

New Stuff.

The Bloom line from ki memories is here. In typical ki memories fashion, the colors are bright, bold and the patterns are clean & simple. I love the way all of the papers coordinate so easily. These will make for some great Summer themed layouts.

For those of you who have been giving me heck: I'll have you know, I ordered this before I knew Miles was a boy. I just loved it, and I guess it works out well that I had a baby boy. You'll love it too. The colors are beautiful. And of course, the embellishments (LOVE Fancy Pants ribbon) are totally cute. Must have.

Extra! Extra!

If you're headed to the cabin, or just to the beach for the day, pick up the July issue of Scrapbook Trends. Now available in-store. Lots of great ideas to "scraplift".
Little unknown fact: I LOVE this magazine for travelling, taking to the beach or in the hammock for one silly reason: It's size. Easy to hold, easy to turn the pages. All magazines should be this size. So smart!


Come choose from dozens of new May Arts ribbons.

Sold by the metre. Lots of great colors and styles (grosgrain, satin, sheer and more!)

Storage Solution: Small glass jars are a great way to store pieces of ribbon. And when they are full, they look FABulous (I bought a jar for each color and displayed them on a shelf in my scrapbook room, shown below). I bought these great glass jars at Ikea for just $2.99 each.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

It's a boy!

...but I think I already knew that. I just had a feeling.
Miles Brian Ross was born on June 14th.
He rocks.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Summer Surfer Special no.002

Thanks for Surfing our Blog!
This week only ... (June 10th - 13th, 2008) stop by the store, mention our Summer Surfer Promo Code and you can buy a We R Memory Keepers Big Bite for only $30.99* (Reg $49.99!). Yeah, that's $19.00 off!
If you haven't had a chance to play with the Big Bite (the new & improved version of the Crop-o-dile) then you're in for a treat. The Big Bite has the same super-powers as the Crop-O-Dile (which will go through chipboard and metal in the blink of an eye!) but also has a longer reach (Up to 5.5")

Promo Code: Bite Me!

*Maximum one Big Bite per customer. Code MUST be mentioned at time of purchase (no exceptions) and cannot be applied to past purchased of the Big Bite. While quantities last.

Monday, June 9, 2008

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(June 1st - September 1st, 2008)
Monday - Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
10am - 5pm

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

There's only 1 thing...

...that will put an end to all of this online shopping. A baby.
Check out I'm not telling anyone what I bought (That's a direct result of guilt). I'm just hoping Brian won't even think twice when the words BlaBla appear on his credit card statement.
On a note more realted to scrapbooking, this little online obsession has led me to order some great new things for the store. Watch for great stuff from ki memories, Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricut, Crop In Style, Karen Foster & Doodlebug. Yay!

Summer Surfer Special no.001

Thanks for Surfing our Blog!
This week only (June 3rd-8th) stop by our store and pick up a My Minds Eye Memory Block Kit for only $8.99* (Reg. $29.99) when you mention our Summer Surfer Promo Code. This kit makes a great gift (use photos or the included holiday decals) & can be whipped up in just a couple hours (your kids will LOVE playing with the finished product)...
Mention our Promo Code when you spend over $120 and recieve this fabulous Memory Block Kit absolutely free!*

Promo Code: I've been surfing!

*Maximum 3 sets per customer. Code MUST be mentioned at time of purchase (no exceptions, sorry!) While quantities last.

Monday, June 2, 2008

LOVE this book!

I loved it even more when I read on her blog that she wanted to call it

"Scrapbook Your Crappy Photos".

I met Donna Downey at CKU a couple years ago when she was just beginning to push her "photo-first" approach. I wasn't impressed (by the idea, not her). Now I am ALL OVER IT. And all over this book. If you've decided to take a "simple" approach to scrapbooking, buy this book. You won't be sorry.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Keepin' Busy...

And today that meant another day of walking around the mall with Brian.
My girlfriend Jesse has her wedding registry at Williams & Sonoma (LOVE!) and so I went in to check out what she had put on it. Needless to say, a "cheap" day of mall-walking turned into a little bit of a shopping spree for Brian & I.

I'm a huge Salmon fan. I love it. So when I saw this Grill Topper, I was sold. Can't wait to use it (why the rain???). The best part? A tray that slides underneath the grill & holds wood chips to smoke the fish.

Also bought this veggie basket for outside grilling. (Those potatoes look pretty darn good to me). Love it. Love it. Love it.

My plan for tonight includes a little scrapbooking, including finishing up a great little mini album I started with Heidi Swapp goodies. Can't wait!