Sunday, December 28, 2008

Done for the year!

Yup - The Scrapbox is closed for 2008! Will reopen on Friday Jan 2 promptly at noon until 9pm for OPEN STUDIO TIME!

What is "Open Studio Time" you ask? That is when The Scrapbox Studio is open to Members to drop in and crop at anytime during business hours - use the tools and facilities and have fun!

In fact, if you can't make it on Friday, I'll be doing it again the next day Saturday Jan 3 from 9am to 6pm!

I still have Christmas and Halloween Product in the store - 40% until it's all gone ladies - I still have LYB, Basic Grey, Making Memories, Fancy Pants and BoBunny up for grabs so if you weren't able to make it last week, you coudl still get a great deal!

Hope to see you soon!


Saturday, December 27, 2008

A Belated Best of the Season

I hope that everyone had a good holiday this year, and by that I mean safe and with your loved ones. Having said that, I would like to send my thoughts out to those who have loved ones in hospitols and I wish them the speediest recovery.

I would love to invite everyone by The Scrapbox today for our Annual Customer Appreciation Day - we have Make & Takes All Day, and I'm turning the Chocolate Fountain on at 1pm sharp! Free Coffee, tea & hot chocolate all day!

ATC Trade at 3pm! Come see what it's all about!

I open my doors at 9am and close them at 6pm. All Christmas and Halloween Product is 40% off today! If you couldn't make it yesterday you still can get a ton of good deals!

Come Play!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tim Holtz Distress Stickles back in stock!

But for how long that is the question...hmmmm.

Also - just opened an account with Stampers Anonymous - official and ONLY manufacturer/distributer of Tim Holtz Stamps. If you want in on my first order, check out their website and then email me your list to If you haven't seen these stamps in action, click on the link to his blog that's to the left of this one. He's currently on Day 10 of his 12 Tags of Christmas and I wished he did this all year round. Fabulous and his explanations of why things work the way they do clears up alot of the mystery to his products.

Ok so I love the guy - what can I say? All that and so pretty to look at...


Anyways - also still have a ton of the Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine! It's FREE to my members. If you aren't a member - don't you want 15% off all Reg Priced Product all the time? 25% off on your birthday? Discounts on your Crops and Classes? And 4 times a year you get a free holy cow sign me up now!!!

Wait. I own the store, I don't need the membership...just got so excited...

Anyway...hope to see you this week and stay safe ok?



Thursday, December 4, 2008

Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine...


Of course at the time of posting it's near midnight on Thursday, but as soon as I open my doors on Friday Dec 5 (not 6th as I was mistaken yesterday) at noon I will be handing out magazines and punching membership cards for Members!

Please bring in your membership card to get punched!

Some new and fun product in from Prima - Christmas Flowers in a Bucket, along with some beautiful cream paper flowers of all different shapes and sizes - perfect to match whatever you are doing - just add a bit of chalk, paint, shimmerz, glimmer mist or whatever!!! Also in from Prima - 12 x 12 Acetate Paintables! Very pretty! And a few new very cool (and foiled!) boy themed paper.

Hope to see you soon!


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine... Free! to my Studio Members. But the following is the most important info...


Sorry ladies - I won't even have them in until Dec 5, and then I'm not 'allowed' to have them out until Friday. please note that the Free Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine


That is all!



Tuesday, December 2, 2008

It's lovely weather...

...for a sleigh ride together...with you!

I am not going to apologize - it's December and I'm allowed to listen and better yet - SING - along with Christmas songs. I get some pretty strange looks in public places but I like to sing so I'm going to sing. It's a great therapy and my daughter loves it!

Anyway - another week starts at The Scrapbox and the Studio looks like a bomb went off in it. Eeeek! Anyway, I noticed that we have a really full week, but Friday night seems to be open - so I've decided to call it 'Open Studio Time' and if you want to come on down just to relax and crop for a few hours, please feel free to do so.

(Let it snow...let it snow...let it snow...)

I've also been following the Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas - and if you post a comment on his blog you could win a fab prize! So check it out, I certainly would love to do some of these things ... in my spare time of course! Oh well, at the very least it's eye candy - and the tags are really pretty too! =)

Hope to see you around the Scrapbox ranch sometime this week! Members your Newsletter is going to be out late tonite or tomorrow morning early!



Sunday, November 30, 2008

It's Sunday night - do you know where your LSS owner is??

Back home safely after a very fun christmas potluck party hosted by the Rockland ATC Ladies - I had a very good time and I'm still full from all the yummy foods! Emma did fall asleep on the way home (as expected) and she proudly showed off her ATC's to her daddy that she received in trade today. Will have to see if I can remember to post my ATC for November tomorrow when I get to the store and my camera.

*As a side note, people often call the store when it's off-business hours and are suprised to hear me pick up the phone - I'm there quite often when the store is closed just to catch up on all that picky paperwork! But not Sundays - those are just for Family and Friends =)

Starting tomorrow is Tim Holtz's 12 Days of Christmas Tags - from Dec 1 to Dec 12 he will be posting step by step instructions on how to use his products with his techniques and products making beautiful Christmas Themed Tags - presumably to put on a gift to someone this season. I highly recommend you check this out because in Jan or Feb I`ll be holding more Tim Holtz classes with these techniques! Yes indeed! There is a link on the left of this blog to go straight to his blog!

Anyways, just thought I would drop a line here since it`s been nearly 10 days since my last post and that`s just dreadful. Hope you had a good weekend and a safe one.



Thursday, November 20, 2008

Update of many things...

So much has happened in the last week it makes my head spin!

We celebrated this past Saturday at The Scrapbox our First Anniversary and it was a wonderful day full of good people having a good time! Would like to thank my mother for taking the time and making the trek all the way up here from 'Caygeon to spend the weekend with us. Also to my fab staff - Divas and Angels who spent the day with us too - you are a huge part of this store and success! And last, but certainly not least my Studio Members who have supported myself and The Scrapbox for the past year. Thank you for everything and I promise to do my best so that we are around for a long long time!

Also just arrived! Canadian Scrapbooker Fall/Winter Edition in which our own Diva Stephanie Pouliot will be featuring her first published layout (check out page 72!). For sale now in store, but to add to the fun next Wed evening, Nov 26 from 6 until 9pm Stephanie will be holding a magazine signing in our own Scrapbox Studio. Come on down and have a free cup of coffee and chat with your fellow members!

Also in store now...

I've done a quick flip through and there seems to be a fair size of the magazine dedicated to Stamps and the art of stamping. An excellant volume for scrapbookers of any level of skill (quit wrinkling your nose at me Kim!).

Love to see you soon!

Come Play...


Friday, November 14, 2008

Door Crasher sales at The Scrapbox Tomorrow!


I am SOOOOO excited about the sale we are going to have tomorrow starting at 9am sharp!
I brought in 8 boxes of product just to mark it down 40-50% off just to celebrate and to thank you for your patronage all this past year! Wooden Stamps for $1.50 - $3.00 ea! Prima Flowers slashed by 40%! Bling! Leatherette Camera Bags, wallets and AMM Totes only 10% above cost! It's all fabulous!

And if you spend $30 before taxes you are entered into a draw for 'The Slice" from Making Memories!

Don't miss out - starts at 9am and goes until 6pm.

*The fine print*

All Product that is on sale will have a bright orange price sticker on the front of it's package or tag. The price showing on the bright orange price sticker will be the already discounted price. No further discounts are applicable. All discounted items are a *Final Sale*. Limited stock available. Reorders of the same product will come in at the normal retail price. (I'm trying to think of all the questions I might get asked tomorrow...I think I've covered the bases.)

Store Hours are 9am to 6pm. Hope to see you when I bring out the cake at 1pm!


Jenn, her Diva's and her Angel.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Happy Anniversary, happy anniversary...

...happy anniversary HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

As of Nov 10, it will be an official One Year Anniversary for The Scrapbox and I would like to first and foremost thank my family, customers and staff for all the amazing support over, what experts all claim to be, the most difficult year. I'm not so sure about that because most of my memories include lots of laughs, hugs and good memories of good people who have come in and out of my door. I've been honoured by you more than I can possibly say.

To celebrate I would like to invite you all down to the store this week for Free Make & Takes (a new one each day) on Wed, Thurs & Friday which will primarily feature The Slice! Making Memories hottest new die cutting invention that is an excellant addition to any scrappers arsenal of tools. It's portable, lightweight that does not require a lot of desk space and can be used on battery power alone! Wicked! You can get a chance to test drive this little beauty all week at The Scrapbox and then come back on Saturday for a CHANCE TO WIN ONE FOR YOURSELF!

Yes! For spending $30 prior to taxes on Saturday, Nov 15 you automatically receive one ballot in the draw to win a Making Memories "Slice" starter kit for your very own self! For more information on this great gadget, head on down to to see all product accessories, demos and porject ideas.

Come Play!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sneak Peak at a December Class...

...designed by Stephanie Pouliot, presenting the Heidi Swapp Mirror Album! This yummy 5 x 7 vintage album showcases Heidi's very recent paper line 'Diningroom' as well as the compatible paper line "Poolside" from Making Memories Summer CHA '08 release! Tons of embellies all throughout! You are going to want to come on down and check out the class sample and sign up asap!

Come Play!


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

This Month The Scrapbox turns 1 Year Old!

That's right and I hope you will join us for the great events we have planned this month! If you are a member - check out your newsletter being sent out tomorrow morning for what the FABULOUS Grand Prize is on Nov 15th!

Hot New Products continue to pour into The Scrapbox every week - don't miss out on our weekly specials and if you want a night ouf the house to stretch your scrapbooking skills I highly recommend one of our classes!

Click HERE to see the class schedule on our website!

Come Play!


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New Week and New Product!

Well, gotta love that UPS man because everytime he shows up, so does a ton of fab product!

Just in! Basic Grey's "Wassail"! My Little Yellow Bicycle "Christmas Magic"! What else - oh yeah "The Slice!!!" That's right Ladies - step right up and be the first to own this revolutionary, hand held, battery operated electric die cutter! Woohoo!

I've got mine out of the box and will have fun playing with it - you want a demo? Come on down to The Scrapbox anytime this week during business hours;

Wed 12 - 9pm
Thurs 12 - 9pm
Friday 12 - 9pm
Saturday 9am to 6pm

Come Play!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Charity Event is revving up!

THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE RAIN OR SHINE! All pictures and fun is happening indoors at the back in the Studio! We aren't going to let a bit of phooey weather dampen our spirits! Thanks in advance!
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Things are starting to all fall into place for the First Annual Halloween Charity Event at The Scrapbox for "Scrapping with Cancer". As the days slip quickly by we are doing what we can to let the word out about what we are doing, who we are doing it with and who we are doing it for!

It's perhaps no secret now that I am a geek at heart - I love Star Wars! So when I had the opportunity to team up with the 501st Legion Capitol City Squad to raise awareness and funds for 'Scrapping with Cancer' it was easy as getting glue dots stuck to my fingernails!

So let's get to the facts shall we?

When: Sat Oct 25 starting at 12pm (high noon!)

Where: The Scrapbox, located at 5510 Canotek Rd (directions at the bottom of the post)

How : Come on down, in costume or not, big or little! Pay a wee fee and have your picture taken with creatures from the dark side!

Why : So we can raise monies to put together scrapbook kits for children diagnosed with cancer at CHEO! Yes! I have been approved to open a chapter of 'Scrapping with Cancer' that will be putting whatever we raise right back into our community, our hospitol, and more importantly our children.

What : You can bring your own camera and for $2 per person you take pictures of...well you can take their pictures with Star Wars Characters! If you want US to take your picture, we will be happy to take 6 photos of each person, and put them onto a CDrom for $6.00. All Proceeds go to 'Scrapping with Cancer'.

I will be promoting this event both on Rogers Daytime Television tomorrow morning, Monday Oct 21 showing at 11 am, 1pm and 5pm.

Also I am scheduled to appear on "A Morning" - the morning talk show on A Channel - on Wed Oct 22! My slot should be around 8:30am - if there is a change I will post it here!

Ok here is the change that always happens when dealing with the media - our slot is now around 8:45am and will last about 4-5 mins in length. There will be 2 Clones in attendance as well!
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And the above photo? Well - just wanted to give you a hint of what is to come!

Hope you had a fab weekend!


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Scrapbook Quilt Class by Stephanie Pouliot!

I am so excited to unviel the "Scrapbook Quilt" designed by Stephanie Pouliot that will be taught on Friday November 21 at 6pm!

We will be using Papers and a *full pack of rubons* from Basic Grey's Granola line as well as products from Tim Holtz (sigh), 7 Gypsies, Prima Flowers and Doodlebug!
I'll even toss in the hanger from Ikea for free!

Sign up now!


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Kudos that are waaaay overdue!

Big congrats goes out to Stephanie Pouliot for being accepted by Scrapbook Trends to have her beautiful "Scrapbook Quilt" published this coming spring! Steph you are super talented and I know this is just the tip of the iceburg bella!

In other news - Jenny's been a busy girl, but I have managed to update The Scrapbox Website with the courses happening in November that I have pictures for - there will be more coming so stay tuned!

Speaking of the very talented Stephanie - here is a sneak peak of her 'Fa La La' Acrylic Album that she will be teaching in November. Full pictures can be seen on her blog, or at the Scrapbox Website or come in to the store to see the sample for youself! It's just stunning! Good work Stephanie!

New Product received in this week!

Heidi Swapp's latest line of papers and bling! Winterfresh, Diningroom and her all Boy line is in and can be admired at your convenience - but don't wait too long. Also in - more bits from Tim Holtz - key holes, Acrylic ovals and shapes as well as some fabulous masks. Do I see another Tim Holtz class in the making for Jenn perhaps? Perhaps.....=)

Other new things in - the Quicker-Picker-Upper-Poker! This little handy tool picks up all the little bits that are so pretty but irksome to play with. Come in for a demo - you will want to snap them up before my first order of 12 are gone. What's that? Oh - ok so 7 are left...(an no I'm not kidding)

I also got in a FULL re-order of Tim HOltz's Alcahol inks today - so if there was that colour that you were looking for and couldn't find it anywhere - well I got and I got it just for you =)

Lots more to see and to do - tomorrow night is Free late night crop night for members - there is still space so call and come in until 11pm! 613-745-2215.

That's enough from me for one night. Hope to see you real soon!


Saturday, September 27, 2008


It looks as though I missed my challenge but I'm going to be out of town tomorrow also - shoot. I will try again next week to post 7 days in a row!

BUT - more importantly - Basic Grey product is in - ALL FIVE SUMMER CHA 08 product, paper, bits, buttons, brads etc are IN and up and it's all good.

Urban Prairie

All in. All now. All the time =)

Have a good one!


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Just beat the clock...whew!

Well I didn't miss my deadline - by my clock I have about 6 mins to post this to maintain my 4rth day in a row of posting on this blog and the reason why I am so late is because I just finished a dozen ATC's for tomorrow nights swap at The Scrapbox! Yay!

So mine are done, very happy. Has a definate seasonal theme to it, and next month's ATC night falls on Halloween - yup! So no need to guess what the theme is going to be then eh?

So in other news - got yet MORE boxes in that looked suspiciously like Basic Grey stuff, but had to go home before I could dive into it. Also have a box of Fancy Pants that I've been sitting on trying to get other product up on the wall.

I also now have Scor Mats in Stock! And Scor Pals! Whoooo! Better get em now!

Have a good rest, and see you soon!


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Update! SCT In and it's free!

Now at The Scrapbox - Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine arrived and is FREE to members only on a first come first served basis! These WILL NOT LAST!

Bring your membership card with you to get your free magazine. Don't have a card, but are a member? I have it waiting for you!

Hope to see you real soon!


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Day #2 but I'm not counting - really!

The official week at the Scrapbox is about to begin and I am anticipating another wonderful week of creating and scrapping! I have been concentrating on cleaning up on the special orders list and going over the back orders and trying to figure out why things I ordred ages ago still haven't arrived. I think my distributers heave a great sigh when they see my phone # come up on their call display =)

Oh well - tough for them. Give me mah stuff!

I would like to encourage folks, as I usually do, to go outside their comfort zone in this craft and a great way to do this is to join us this Friday for our ATC Swap - we also have a make n take at 5pm where you can make an ATC for a mere $1 ea. Learn new things! Meet new people! No fee to join us, no sign up required, just show up with a basic kit and an open mind.

ATC Swap at 7pm
ATC Make & Take at 5pm

Come Play!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Updates and a Challenge (for me right now)

Howdy folks!

I've recovered from my bout of the first round of Strep Throat a few weeks ago, but I think it liked me so much it's trying to book a return engagement. Hopefully I'll be smart and take it a bit easier over the next few days but no promises.

It's been awhile since last I updated this blog, and I think I am going to challenge myself to do an blog entry every day for at least one week to see if I can do it. Like I need more challenge in my life but hey - this one is pretty easy all things considered.

Ok - so! I've just updated The Scrapbox website with photos of all the classes that I have photos for, and as I get more in from my Diva's, I will be adding to it. Check it out at . Sign up either online, at the store, email or calling the store at 613-745-2215.

Going home to get 8 hours of sleep! That is my 'be gentle on yourself' tip for today.



Friday, September 12, 2008

I'm totally 'Spellbound'...

...because of this layout =)

This is Stephanie's latest 2 pg LO Class that will be held on Oct 24 at 6pm - 9pm!
Utilizing the latest Making Memory Halloween Papers and embellishments, for closer detailed pics, head on over to Steph's blog (link to the left of the post)


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Wassail-ling away!

It's up! It's on the Basic Grey website! It's their Christmas Paper line entitled 'Wassail' and it's my favorilte christmas colours of deepest green, & royal burgandies. It'll be the highlight of my newsletter this week - along with some
lip-smaking pics of T!m. Intrigued? Make sure you read your Scrapbox Studio Newsletter this Wed! click it and check it!

Later days!


Monday, September 8, 2008

Wassail - sneak peak!

If you go to the Basic Grey Website and refresh the home page continually, you will be able to get the sneak peak of the new Christmas Paper line 'Wassail'. I love it. I have the catalog.

Members of the Scrapbox Studio will be able to pre-order this. If you are a member, make sure you check your email this Wednesday for the newsletter and the Pre-order details!

I LOVE it. Just love it. I will be ordering everything...!!


Finally - a hint of Basic Grey's Christmas...

I was just informed that either late today or tomorrow morning the new Basic Grey's line 'Wassail' will be released!!!

Stay tuned!


Friday, August 29, 2008

New Product that came in this week!

Where to start...

Basic Grey!!!

Eva - elegant and royal with grandoise flourishes in rich burgandies and purples.

Ambrosia - It makes me love orange! (For those of you who know me, know that orange and I aren't friends.)

Offbeat - quirky and eclectic it's the line for you who march to your own drum. Lovely colours with funkky patterns. Makes one think - that are those designers drinking...I mean thinking!!!


Beau Jardin has landed! This beautiful double-sided patterened paper was featured in SCT magazine and was brought to my attention by very enthusiastic clients who loved the swirls that are reflected on the back of the paper in reverse. Hard to describe - gorgeous though. Come on down!

Believe and Holiday Magic - two new Christmas lines from Bo Bunny as well - for all those who want to get a jump on the season cause I'm thinking it's gong to be a busy one. Or for those of us (like me) who want to get caught up on previous years!!!

Glitz Stickles from Ranger!
6 gorgeous new colours designed by Suze Weinburg - the latest designer at Ranger - and they've been going quick!

Scenic Routes Sonoma!
I got the papers in 10 days or so ago, and more of the embellishments are coming next week! Rumor has it that Scrapbox DT Stephanie Pouliot is planning another fab album with this line. Very Exciting!

Canadian Scrapbooker Fall Edition!
I ordered 50 copies, and half are gone. Did I mention I got them in just three days ago? Oi! Lots of great ideas, product and totally Canadian. Come on down and get yours now!

That and more arriving new every week. Get in while the getting is good!

Late night crop tonite until 11pm. There is still a few spaces, and Coffee Crop tomorrow from 9 - 6pm.

Come Play!


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Yard Sale Success!

Got home a little while ago, and I am very pleased with the outcome of the yard sale!!! Many thanks goes out to the Venders and customers - not sure who had a better time of it - and a special thanks to Audrey and Steph who stayed and helped out so much over the day!

Love my girls!


Friday, August 22, 2008

Yaaaaaard Saaaaale!

Great Bargoons! Indoor location! This Saturday - like tomorrow! Saturday August 23from 9am to 6pm there is going to be tables full of quality second hand scrapbooking goods!


I have decided to pull out all the Christmas Papers and Products left over from last season (2 + fully boxes full) and sell it all at 50% OFF lowest ticked price!!!! LOTS of quality papers. Will have it on a table by Stephanie Pouliot.

Be There!


PS Plus lots of new product arrived this week including Spellbound (Halloween theme) from Making Memories! Jewels from Doodlebug in every colour! Sonoma Stickers!

Come play!

Friday, August 15, 2008

New Product Due in Next week!

It's starting!!!

Next week will be the start of the product rolling in from the most recent CHA '08 releases! Debuting at The Scrapbox will be 'Sonoma' from Scenic Route - this is one of their 'mega' lines and if you want to check out some pics on what's all included in that click HERE!

Also incoming for next Wednesday is the rest of the Provo Craft Pre-order - That's right! I got my shippng notice that UPS has my - I mean - Your! Halloween & Christmas embossing folders and dies. Should have it sorted all out by next Wednesday!

Come Play!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I'm Alive! Really....

I've been busy with the store since Tammy is on vacation (she's back in 34 hours, and yeah I'm totally counting down the hours!) and then I went to see my moms with my DD and got back late last night. But that will be the last of the "Jenn-free-time" for awhile so hopefully more updates during the week about yer favorite Scrapbooking Store!

Expecting a shipment of Stickles (the current run of stickles, not the new distressed Stickles of which I ordered every single one) as well as new Felt Fusion from Queen & Co and a bunch of Nestabilities from Spellbinder!

Come on down to check it all out!


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Congrats Steph! Newsflash!

I am VERY happy to report the following breaking newsflash:

Our own Stephanie Pouliot is being published in Canadian Scrapbooker this December '08!

Congratulations Stephanie! This is brilliant and I couldn't be happier for you!

If you want to see Steph's work and follow her blog, click on the link the the left of this post!



Monday, August 4, 2008

Classes this week @ the Scrapbox!

In case you were unawares, there are two very fine classes happening at The Scrapbox this week, both being taught by the lovely and talented Stephanie Pouliot. If you would like to see more of Stephanie's work, please click on the link to the left of this post and take a gander. There is LOTS to see.

But about the classes that are currently being offered, the first one is a two page LO class featuring the recent release from Basic Grey's: Euphoria. You will receive all that material and direction you need to recreate the above (Please keep in mind that I am a posting newb on Blogger and the layout doesn't look all that line but it is stunning none-the-less);

The class is being held this Thursday, Aug 7 in the evening, from 6pm to 9pm and all you need to do is sign up by calling me at 613-745-2215, emailing me at or coming in to the store.
Then for the class you need a basic kit, and 3 4x6 photos to complete the layout!

The next class is her Acrylic Album that is made with the Making Memories "Noteworthy" papers. To see all the pics for this brilliant album, please click HERE! and you could even sign up for and pay for it from the website! All you need to do is register for your own account and follow the simple steps on the website!

Class is being held on Sat Aug 9 in the afternoon from 1 pm to 4:30pm. Basic Kit plus a least a dozen photos of various sizes.

To check out all the events going on in August (And soon Septembers is going to be up and published too!) check out and click on the 'Classes' section. There is something to please everyone!
Come Play!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Well Finally! Provo Craft Ships out the following...


(these are the border embossing folders)

(These are the card sized embossing folders that are *not* halloween or Christmas related)

(these are the card sized die cuts and embossing folders combos)

Shipped today from the warehouse and I should receive them sometime early next week!

So! If you had placed a pre-order with me for any of these items, rest assured that I will be setting your order aside for you as it arrives and will be announcing it or calling you (likely both). I have ordered some extra but I do NOT anticipate these to stick around long. I will do my best to accomodate, but if you are interested in any of the above I would recommend placing a 'special order' by emailing me at .

These can be viewed by going to this link

as well as all the embossing folders and die cuts for the Cuttlebug. Any of these I can get for you - just let me know what you want ok? or 613-745-2215 or come into the store!

Here is a 'Did you know' moment...

Did you know that Spellbinders Embossing and Diecuts are compatible with the Cuttlebug? Yes!
I am very interested in this company as their sets are or good quality, compact, space effiecient and very well priced on top of their compatibility with the Cuttlebug and many other existing die cut systems.

I will be carrying the Nestabilities at the start but starting to bring in some of the other product as well and certainly anything you see on their website ...

...I will also be able to order in for you. Let me know 'k?

Come Play at The Scrapbox!


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Scrapbox Newsletter will be delivered! some point Wednesday morning.

If you don't receive this newsletter, chances are you don't have a membership with The Scrapbox. This weekly newsletter - always unique - is for members only and provides you with the latest on what is happening in the store - what new product is in, what classes are happening and so on and so forth. You want to 'be in the know'? Come down to the store and get a membership!

(If you do have a membership with us and you aren't receiving the weekly newsletter, please email me asap and include the email address you want me to send it to. Chances are I've entered it incorrectly. Please and thank you!)



I'm Back!

...and thank goodness, becuase I sure missed you all!

My DD and I had a great time with my Dad and as soon as I get some photos off my camera I'll post a few here. BC is beautiful! and cool! Like - really sunny but without the sticky! But it's not home, and home is here and that is where I want to be!

So - it's back to business for me and I have to go now and start planning Sept, Oct, Nov and of course Dec but if you want to check out what's happening at the Scrapbox in August check out and go to the Classes section.

Heads Up!
This weekend is the long weekend and if you are going to be around, why not crop at The Scrapbox? My Ultra Pamper Crop is this Saturday Aug 2 from 9am to 9pm! That's right - 12 hours of cropping and it is where you get the works : catered meals, free hot beverages, lots of space to do your craft, use of studio tools and access to a fully stocked (and awesome) scrapbook store - where you can run a tab all day. I mean - what could be better?

Weather for this weekend is going to be sunny and hooooooooooot - 33+ degrees with the humidity but it's cool in here. Call now to sign up for the crop 613-745-2215 and or email me at .

Come Play!

Friday, July 18, 2008

CHA craziness!

Howdy folks!

I have been glued to my computer (when I'm not serving customers of course!) and loving all the new releases that are bursting out of CHA Summer like seeds out of a bug juicey watermelon!

I just wanted to share what I have pre-ordered so far...

Making Memories
Basic Grey (all of it - I was shameless!)
Bo Bunny
Heidi Swapp
T!M Holtz
Cosmo Cricket
Little Yellow Bicycle - whose christmas line is by far my favorite, although BG hasn't released their christmas line yet... so we'll see.

I will also be ordering from ...

7 Gypsies/Chatterbox
SEI - when they release more images...

If you want to see what the hubbub about - go to their respecitive website and check out their new products! Very exciting.

Have a great weekend - I will be going on holidays starting this Sunday and gone for a week so may not hear much from me until I get back.


Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Product Just Received!

Ok just got in a box full of Prima's "Say it in Crystals" Swirls and Frames - in Clear, Black, Pink, Browns and more!

Yesterday we received the Making Memories "Passport" line and I've just reordered more of it because 4 of the embellishments have sold out. This line is beautiful!!!

Also recently in and flying out the door - Core'dinations Cardstocks Black Magic and Vintage Collections.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Updated the website today!

Just updated the classes section of with some pics of the projects happenin in August - specifically the Cuttlebug class, Stephanie's Euphoria class and the Accordian Album class.

These classes *will* sell out. They are beautiful - full of techniques that are easily transferrable to any project you are currenly working on - and taught by the best.

Call 613-745-2215 to reserve your spot, or email me at .

Come Play!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

What are ATC's anyways?

I would like to tell you what it is *for me*.

Other resources would be to grab your latest edition of Scrapbook and Cards today and check out the great article on page 22 or just to google 'Artist Trading Card' and see all the great articles that come up.

But - for me ATC's do the following;

- challenges me to create a series of 'variations on a theme' using new (and often scraplifted) ideas from anywhere

- magazines, the internet, customers or shamelessly from the DT team. (I will emphasize I totally give credit where credit is due).

- From a practical viewpoint it`s a great way to use up all the little "bits" that are always left over from any given paper project.

- I love collecting things and this has become one of my favorite collections ever!

- Since I got hooked into it by Anne and Debbie, I get to hook others into it and thereby makes it ok to be obsessed about them =)

And there is lots more too of course, but I won't be able to think about them until after I post this. Best just to come to our ATC Events at The Scrapbox. Visit and go to the Classes section to see all that's available and when the ATC events are.



Cuttlebug Market Research...

...done by me over the weekend and this is what I found...

There are Cuttlebugs for sale at the Trainyards Walmart – for $67 ea – 2 in stock as of Sunday. Something didn’t look quite right to me so after staring at the box for a few minutes I figured out what it was – the bonus die cut and embossing set wasn’t part of the package!

Let me quickly explain – with the Cuttlebug Set that I provide you get the machine, the plates plus a bonus of a sweet stamp shaped die cut and 4 stamp shaped embossing folders - that so far as I can determine you can only get with this particular Cuttlebug Starter Kit Offer.

So here is the bottom line

Walmart : $67 but no bonus set.

Scrapbox : $90 with bonus set. Oh and then you get to discount 15% because you are a Studio Member which takes it down to $76.45. So the cost difference? The extra die and embossing set is easily worth $10 retail.

The choice, ultimately is yours. I have no idea what Michaels is doing these days with this item – sometimes they honor their 40% off coupon and other times they don’t (This is according to verbal reports given to me by more than 3 different individuals) so good luck with that!

If you want to check out what a Cuttlebug does and how frikkin easy it is to use, come down to The Scrapbox for a free demo!

Come Play!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

After LONG last - Core'dinations Cardstock has finally sipped out a partial order of their "Black Magic" paper packs AND I GOT MINE!

All of those smart ladies who had asked to have a pack or two set aside for them - it has been done and they are just awaiting your pleasure. I will be making calls over Saturday to personally inform those that special ordered them. I do have some left of each of the four Black Magic Paper Packs - "Hocus Pocus" "Cauldron" "Potion #9" and "Spell Caster"!

These *will not last* ladies. Already I've been told by my distributers that they got a partial order and that means another wait to get more in. If you are at all intersted in getting some, or finding out what this latest 'hot' items is - come down to The Scrapbox tomorrow (Sat July 5) as I am going to be open from 9am to 9pm because I am having my Ultra Pamper Crop also!

Come Play!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Premier Post!

Welcome to the first post! Since I haven't told anyone I'm doing this, you are totally coming across this at random but hey! Glad you are here!

The Scrapbox Studio is my dream taken form - a retreat of scrapbooking utopia, both in product and services. The Studio, where the crops and classes take place is actually bigger than the store (though not by much) for I believe in crafting in comfort. We have facilities to accomodate up to 13 individuals with a kitchenette, microwave, bar fridge coffee maker and water cooler (with hot and cold taps!) so that you can feel right at home away from home. Oh and a powder room of course!

I have shelves full of tools and toys to use including a Cricut Expressions, Original Cricut, Cuttlebug, a light table, stamps and punches and more! The Store front is fully stocked with the latest and prettiest in the realm of scrapbooking - Basic Grey, Little Yellow Bicycle, Imaginisce, Making Memories, Heidi Grace, KI Memories, SEI, Scenic Route are all features up front as well as tools and toys from Ranger, EK Success, Sakura, Tombow. There are so many different venders to represent that I could go on and on! Best just to come on down and visit.

I can be found at:

Address :
5510 Canotek Rd
Unit 13Orleans ON
K1J 9J5

Directions to the store :
1. From the East take the 417 to the major 417/174 split. You want to stay LEFT on the 174 East to Orleans/Rockland and take the Montreal Rd Exit.

2.Go west on Montreal Road (this will take you up a hill to the first lights)

3. At the lights, turn Right onto Shefford Rd. This will take you down the hill to the first lights which will be Canotek Rd.

4. Turn Right on to Canotek and proceed through the first stop sign. At the next street intersection, (which is where Canotek meets itself), please turn left.

5. 5510 Canotek is the last building on your left before the large soccer fields.
Take the last driveway, and drive around near to the back of the building. I have a big sign above my store front. (This building also houses the Gloucester Centre Gymnastics Challengers.(GCGC))

Bus phone # is 613-745-2215

email address is :

Website for the store is :

Business hours are:

Wed 12-9pm
Thurs 12 -9 pm
Fri 12 - 9pm
Sat 9am - 6pm

I think that just about covers all the basis for the a good first post. I hope to see you all really soon. If you've never been to the store, I look forward to meeting you!