Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

Don't forget...

Members! Don't forget that you have until Wednesday to use those coupons!


Have you ever been working on a layout and then all of the sudden _________.
You stop. I call it Scrappers Block. And I have it BIG TIME.
I can't seem to finish this layout. And I've gone too far to start over. I was thinking it need something on the left side. Any suggestions? Pleeeease.

Layouts 031,032,033

Friend By Haley Ross
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I'm torn. I think this layout might be a but too simple. But I really liked the photos and the paper, so sometimes I feel less is more.... hmmm.
Old Stock? The paper and big red ribbon.
Materials: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey; Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts; Pen: EK Success Zig Writer; Other: Ribbon from a gift I recieved.
Read By Haley Ross
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Again, I am wondering if I am headed in a direction that is TOO SIMPLE. Maybe the style just takes a little getting use to. I like these photos, I see such a little boy in Miles. And he is looking right at the books, which I love.
Old Stock? The brown plastic letters. They are sooo old. Like, 4 years old. I was happy to use them up.

Materials: Patterned Paper: Basic Grey; Cardstock: Worldwin; Punches: Stampin' Up; Letters: ki memories; Buttons: Autumn Leaves; Pencil Crayons: Heidi Swapp; Cherish Stamp: Heidi Swapp; Ink: StazOn

Egor by Haley Ross

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So cute right? I love this layout. It is my favourite of the three I did. I took it from the Donna Downey book Photo First. I love it.

Old Stock? The fabric tabs & the patterned paper.

Materials: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey; Fabric Tabs: Scrapworks; Alphabet Stickers: Thickers by American Crafts


I've taken over the kitchen! But I am having so much fun working on this K&Co. Autumn Wreath. And my goal today is to finish (I'm not so sure that is Miles' goal....)
I'm excited to have it hanging on my front door when everyone arrives this Thanksgiving.
Tip: Use spray adhesive. So much easier!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

I LOVE being a mom...

I love it.
A little update for those of you I don't see that often:
Miles is doing great. He is such a good baby. Eats well and sleeps well. I am so lucky. He is teething at 3 and a half months! His hand is always in his mouth and this boy can drool! He likes watching Koho (our cat) and Baby Einstein. He just got a new toy box from his Great Granny Ruth that was hers when she was little. It is over 80 years old! We are going for walks almost everyday and he must LOVE fresh air because he sleeps, well, like a baby.
I've been scrapbooking as much as possible. There's so much to do.... I am trying hard to make sure I still love it, and don't let it become a chore. I am looking forward to a scrapbooking retreat I am headed to in October. I asked my friend Kim if she wanted to get together and pre-plan come pages. She already had. Jerk. But that's my goal. To be pre-planned and then super efficient. Fingers crossed.

Friday, September 26, 2008


If you're looking for a new album NOW is the time to stop by and check out dozens of new albums from Colorbok. So many. So cute.
My fav? The box album (Pictured above in robins egg). It's just such a cool concept.

New New New!

Lots of great new products from K&Co. have arrived. Here's my 2 cents...
About time.
I love the remake papers. Great cardstock. Great price. And it's 100% recycled. And chipboard letters to match.

I am so excited for Halloween this year (because I have my own little pumpkin). The papers in this line are to die for. They are glittery, shimmery & so crisp.

Thankgiving paper. I don't think I have ever seen thanksgiving paper that wasn't decked with cheesy looking Turkeys. I am so into this.

Now Selling!

Sheep River Scrapbook Co. is now carrying Monday Night Class Kits.
The newest kits will be available for the first-time at our Crop this evening! If you love aren't already addicted to these fabulous kits, give them a try. Fabulous double-page layouts from $20. Stop by the store to pick up one today!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


I am addicted to Thickers.
Today while I was in the store, a gal asked me why magazines rarely feature layouts with Cricut titles but jam packed with Thickers.
Obviously I love my Cricut. I love it.
But this got me thinking.... if I have this wonderful machine at my disposal, allowing me to cut as many letters as I want, then why, WHY am I addicted to Thickers?
I know why.
1. They have dimension.
2. They have texture.
3. They are easy.
I scrapbooked three layouts tonight (woohoo!). And two of them have thickers. And because I am into "simple scrapbooking" I have been using less embellishments than ever before. So, Thickers are my replacement. I love them. Dimension. Texture. Easy.
That is why I am adidicted to Thickers.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


On September 25th (Thursday at 6:30pm) you can make your own Bucket List!
In case you don't already know, a Bucket List is a list of things you'd like to do before you "kick the bucket". This great mini album (complete with tin bucket front!) is filled with your Top 12. Since I fully intend on sitting in on this class, I've been working on making my list. Here's what I have got so far (in no particular order):
Travel through Egypt
My husband has done this and it makes me green with envy.
Learn to Kayak
Just because.
Watch the winter Olympics live (especially Hockey & Bobsled).
Tickets for Vancouver 2010 go on sale October 3rd, so I might just get my chance!
Become a Sommelier
I've looked into it. Just need that chunk of time.
Go back to Indonesia with Brian & Miles.
I really want them to understand where I grew up.
Live In San Francisco
Even just for a year. I love it there.
Start thinking of your bucket list today! And when you complete the items on your list, there is a space for you to insert your photos. This is going to be a great class!

I Love Basic Grey

Who doesn't? But I really love the new line Offbeat. The stickers (above), buttons & chipboard are a perfect compliment to the fabulous patternend paper. I am so excited to use this paper for some layouts in Miles' baby album.
Also check out Eva (a little girlier).

Something for everyone...

There are some great books in store right now, a little something for everyone...
This is a great books packed with cute mini albums. If you like to scrapbook everything from your morning cup of coffee to your favourite quotes, then this book is for you. I've always liked Ali Edwards approach to scrapbooking with lots of great patterned papers.

If you're looking to put a little more passion into your pages, I reccomend this book. There's a real emphasis on family values. It's a gooder.

I mentioned this book a while back (and it's finally back in-stock). I just love it. It's like a new & improved version of Becky Higgins sketches & is JUST PERFECT for my new "simple" approach to scrapbooking.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


It's that time of year, when the new products start to flood in...

Come in & check out products from

making memories

Cosmo Cricut

Daisy Bucket

and many more! And we're using a lot of these great new products in our new classes (check them out at http://www.sheepriverscrapbookco.com/). Watch for Sneek-a-peeks to appear on our blog soon! Plus, sign up now for Monday Night Class on Tuesday Night. Check out their fabulous kits at MondayNightClass.ca. We are so excited to have this up & coming Canadian company be a part of our new fall line-up!

It's back!

Probably the cutest camping paper I have ever seen! It sold out fast! But it's back in store (starting Wednesday September 3rd) one more time! Cosmo Cricuts "Mr.Campy" line is totally cute. Check out the double-sided papers, stickers, diecuts (above) & rub ons. Love it.

Regular Hours

Our Regular Fall Hours are in effect (summer is officially over!)

Monday - Wednesday & Friday 10a-6p

Thursday 10a-8pm

Saturday 10a - 5pm

Closed Sundays & Holidays

Our store will remain open when classes are in session. Check our class calendar (http://www.sheepriverscrapbookco.com/) for details.