Thursday, July 31, 2008

Fall Fair Reminder

Don't forget Fall Fair is only a few weeks away! Saturday and Sunday, August 16th and 17th. Do you have your entries ready for the scrapbooking competition yet? The categories are:
Scrapbooking 8 1/2 x 11" - one or two page layout
Scrapbooking 12x12" - one or two page layout
Scrapbooking - judged on journaling (I know most people HATE journaling, so this would be a great challenge to fill in those blank spots)
Scrapbooking - best page overall
Cardmaking - 2 cards
Each category has a first prize from us - Unforgettable Memories! Enter in the fall fair and win the prestegious title of Fall Fair Scrap Queen (okay, I made that up, but wouldn't it be fun to do up some little crowns, throw on some Prima crystals or Heidi Swapp bling? haha) and a $20 gift certificate to the store. If you win in one of the categories you're still able to win in other scrap categories, or quilting, or photography, or baking...... there's lots to choose from. We've got info packs and sign up sheets here in the store again.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

What I did this summer (and new stock)

I just returned from my summer trip home. Lots of fun, great to see everyone again. Nothing too eventful, but hopefully this will give you a chuckle. While up at the cabin on Powell Lake I fell in. And what did everyone do? Come help me out? Noooooo! They just stood there, laughed and took my photo. At least now I have something to scrapbook right? Life lessons to learn - when you just wake up from an afternoon nap, wait a while to wake up before taking the 12 year old water logged dock to shore to use the outhouse. Otherwise, in your sleepy state, you might not notice the large wave coming as you approach the dippy part of the dock. And then blamo, in you go. It was pretty funny, and in all the years of going to the cabin that is the first time I fell in, so I guess my time was up. I hope that that made you laugh, I think it's pretty hilarious myself. Now, on to the important stuff - photos of new stock.

It's that time again - expect to see lots of Christmas stock arriving soon. We have 5 different desgins of snowflake punches in.

Clear albums are really cool. I haven't braved them yet, but Crystal is master of the clear album. If you haven't seen these online or in magazines yet, come check them out.

Calendars have arrived in all sorts of styles. Pictured here is the 3 sizes of blank calendars. There's also baby boy and baby girl, and a a neat 15x7" size.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Gallery on the Blog

Ok So it's not totally what I was going for but it's a start...I'll try and get some of the descriptions up and running with Slideshow and tweek it a bit but here are the goods for today! Some of them are available as kits, such as Play Silly, Weekend Escape, The Birthday Page is Crystals class for August! Hope you Enjoy!

July Layouts

Friday, July 25, 2008


Whew is it ever warm out side! But the heat sure doesn't stop them....The Design Girls have been super busy creating all sorts of layouts and so we're full of lots of newe inspiration! I'll post a few quick shots of them here. Be sure to stop by and check them all out there are so many great theme's in the new ones this month! Trina did a fun page about Mckenna being a Punky Princess using some tinfoil and the BoBunny Line...I love Christine's layout of her trip to Jamaica...I can't wait to see more of them...And OH MY! Crystals layout of Haley being a Snake Charmer...there's just no way you'd catch me anywhere near a snake!Here's a picture of her Layout of Haley's Personality! I love Heather's use of the Chatterbox on her layout of a trip to Powell River & her Starfish layout makes me want to get to the coast! .....While I'd love to tell you all about them all I think I'd run out of room though....There are 10 new layouts here so you'll need to stop by and check them out!
In the mean time I'm gonna try and find a way
to get them posted in a tempoarary Galley until our website is back up and running. Hopefully that won't take to long.
Enjoy the warm weather!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

New Stamps!!!

Michelle stopped by and so her and I checked out these two cases of Stamps that came in on Friday!! WOOHOO...check out these new stamps from Stampscapes and Coronado Designs. I love the penguins from Coranado...oh wait I just love their images .

They make such beautiful cards! There are so many different possibilites to combine the images to make. Check out Kevins website for stampscapes at, They have an amazing gallery!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Enjoying the summer weather!

Sure is a beautiful day out there today! Sarah and I have been busy around the shop getting some new goodies ready to go out. I love the new Say it in Crystals florishes we just got in. I just posted the email newsletter to go out. Thanks to everyone who participated in our garage sale this past weekend. There were tons of goodies and great deals for everyone. We carried over a table of store products that we slashed to garage sale pricing, so there are still some deals to be I may have added a few things, kinda got in the garage sale mode :) Here's a peak at the new stuff that came in on Friday, it will be out later today, so feel free to stop by and check it out!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Let's See Some Paper

Jon the Warehouse Guy over at Cosmo Cricket is so funny. They are seriously the most hilarious scrapbook company out there. Right now they are doing sneak peeks of their new releases. Last time 'round Jon "stole" a bunch of product and they hauled him off to "jail" for releasing product early. Go to their blog at to watch the Let's See Some Paper videos. Good stuff.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Garage Sale Update

Wow! Over 150 items have already been brought in for the garage sale! There's a great variety of stuff guys - paper kits, punches, stamps, stickers, ribbon, flowers..... the prices on this stuff is great too - a brand new sticker sheet for a buck? 20 sheets of paper for 3 dollars? Can't go wrong, that's for sure. If you are planning on bringing by some of your own stuff to sell, please have it here no later than noon on the 10th of July. The sale starts at 10 am July 11th and runs until 6 pm that evening. It will also go from 8:30 to 3 on Saturday the 12th.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Happy Canada Day!

Did everyone enjoy all the festivities yesterday? I know I did! I got myself a pretty good sandal tan, not to mention the faintly tanned maple leafs on my leg from my rubon tatoo. Don't forget that all this week you can save 20% on anything red and if it has red AND white members will save 30%! What a great deal!
Here's one more entry for our rubons challenge. This was brought in by June Buburuz. There are Imaginisce rubons all over the chipboard butterfly. Very cool! Congrats to our weekly challenge winner - Collette Lucier. She won a great tote bag by Doodlebug.
Crystal's Fun in the Summer class is tomorrow night! There's still some spots left so make sure you come in or call to register before 12 tomorrow!