Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Yard Sale this Saturday May 30th!

At the Scrapbox this Saturday is the Yard Sale! If you remember from last year, this is an event you don't want to miss!

Great deals on gently used tools and totes, paper and embellishments, kits and bits! The Scrapbox will be opening this Saturday, May 30th at 9am sharp! Come early to get first kick at the fabboo deals!

For the first time, the Scrapbox will also have a table to sell donations and all the proceeds will go towards the 'Scrapping with Cancer' charity! Stamp sets, albums, scrap paper bundles perfect for cardmakers and more! Come meet my Mom who will be 'womanning' the Scrapbox Charity table but be careful - she is a tough negotiator!

Rain or shine, this event will take place in the Studio at The Scrapbox, starting at 9am to 6pm! If you are interested in being a vender, I have only ONE SPOT LEFT! Turn your old scrapbooking supplies into instant credit to get NEW scrapbooking supplies! Just call us at 613-745-2215 to sign up for a half table!

Have a great week and we'll see you there!


Monday, May 18, 2009

Happy Long Weekend!

Had a good long weekend - filled with family and friends and no little BBQ'ing! Oh yeah love that BBQ. So a little bit to catch up on...

A good friend of mine Barb W. made me an adorable card from the Lime Rickey Paper line (just in from Basic Grey - it's awesome!) that has a pocket inside that is perfect for gift cards or (her idea) the small Beta Stamps from Basic Grey that I got in by the gross.

So here are the instructions for this cute card - straight from the designers mouth!

Cut one piece of orange cardstock, 12 x 5.5 inches. Score at 4.25 and 8.5 inches. Cut white cardstock to 4.2 x 5.45. Punch edge of inside flap. Glue white cardstock to inside of card. Use glue lines or glue dots to hold down flap at top and bottom. Decorate the front. :)

Btw, it's made 100% with stuff that I bought at the Scrapbox. DaisyBucket sentiment stamp... unity stamp numbers on the front, Fiskars border punch, Tim Holtz edge distresser, inkpads, Basic Grey papers and chipboard embellishment (Lime Rickey).

Thanks Barb!

The Basic Grey Website is also giving us a sneak peak of what their new release is going to be - I don't want to speculate at this point because all I see is their home page preview (go to and keep refreshing the homepage - it will show you different paper lines - look for the one that has the scottish puppy andn the girly bee - you will understand it when you see it).

I think that just about does it for me. I would like to take a moment to personally blame a few of my customers (You know who you are) who went on and on about the Twilight series of books and now I can't put the silly things down! I'm on book 4 and I hope that I'm not up again until midnight reading about star crossed lovers...again! Curse you! (Shakes fist futiley)

Sigh - will be around for most of this week - lots of classes happening. Keep check the blog for updates on what's going on - you don't want to miss a thing!

Have a fab week!


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I know...I know...

....I've been a blog truant, but without boring you with the details of my ever changing, unbelievable life atm but I am making it through, day by day, hour by hour, and even minute by minute.

I know this is just a phase and that things will settle down - I know this. I also know that without the love and support of my friends and family (which in there includes my staff btw) I would not have been able to get through these last few weeks with my sanity or dignity intact. Today was another one of 'those days' of scrabbling about for some bandaid solutions for this week's day care for my DD and I remarked to my DH that either I have gotten better at 'rolling with the punches' or I've become numb to it all. I sure hope that it's the first one.

Anyways! I hope that helps shine a bit of the light on why I have been un-blogging this last week - that and I have been at my mothers in rural Ontario and as such only had dial up - but hopefully you will forgive me when I announce the winner of the Scrapbox $50 Gift Certificate!

And the winner is....!

someone going by the blog name of Theresa & amp Keith!

Congrats and please send me an email at with your full name so that we know who to make the GC out to!

And again - thank you so much for posting here and emailing into Canadian Scrapbooker with your comments about The Scrapbox. I hope that we will always provide the scrap-therapy that your life needs!


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

You did it!

Hi Everyone!,

Thank you so very much for your letter. I have received so many amazing letters today from wonderful fans of Jenn’s store. I have spoken with Jackie Ludlage (co-founder & editor in chief of Canadian Scrapbooker) and together we decided to feature The Scrapbox in our WINTER 2009 issue!!!!

Thank you again.

Katharina Doyle
Co-founder and Publisher
Canadian Scrapbooker Inc.

I got the call at about 2:30 today from Canadian Scrapbooker's Katharina saying that they 'got the picture' and we are in! That's right!

The Scrapbox is going to be the featured LSS in Canadian Scrapbooker's 2009 Winter Edition! Yeehaw!

I cannot thank you enough for your incredible support and amazing emails and phone calls that Canadian Scrapbooker got today - Katharina was very impressed with the response and is very much looking forward to working with us and hinted it would be great if we had 'an event' when they possibley come to visit us!

Ooooh would we ever! Promise to keep you all updated!

And - if you still want to get into the draw, just put a post here and I'll add you to the $50 Gift Certificate Draw! (Those of you who emailed and CC'd it to me are already in) I'll keep the draw open until the end of my business week, Sat May 9th at 6pm!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

This really happened...

I recently had this email conversation with Katharina Doyle, ( Co-founder and Publisher of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine...

Hi Katharina (

As the only LSS left in Ottawa, what would it take to get an expose/article done on my store and studio? Prolly not enough money in my bank acct but would like to know what it would require.

Thanks for the heads up on the magazine coming out at the end of May.

Jenn wrote:

Hi Jenn,

There is no fee for this feature. =)

Please send me an email indicating why, other than your point (above), we should feature your store. Often we receive emails from store customers or employees or owners indicating why a certain store should be featured. We have not yet chosen our feature store for the WINTER 2009 issue…so please send me your reasons why…or have your customers contact me…etc.

Does this help?

Kindest regards,

Katharina Doyle (
Canadian Scrapbooker Inc.

*Jenn falls out of her chair, then gets back up and replies the following*

Hi Katharina!

Ok - well this is a challenge. So you are ok with me giving out your email address to people who would email you about why I should be in your Winter Edition? Just want to be clear...

I'll also come up with something suitable to write to you - will have to think about it though - what sort of time line do I have?

Thanks for the challenge!


Hi Jenn,

Sure, people can email me directly…that is often what our readers do. I look forward to receiving their testimonials.

We will choose our WINTER 2009 LSS by July 1st.

Kindest regards,

Katharina Doyle (
Canadian Scrapbooker Inc.

SOooooo if you haven't already noticed, I have liberally peppered this post with Katharina's email address which is and with her permission - even encouragement, she is asking what is so darn special about The Scrapbox and why should it be featured in an international Scrapbooking Magazine!

I would say it is because of my awesome Divas, Angels and Scrapbox Studio Members but if you can think of something else that might be worth emailing Katharina ( about then please be sure to also CC the email to me at

so I can enter you into a draw for a $50 Gift Certificate! That's right - $50 Gift Certificate for just emailing about why The SCrapbox is Magazine Article Worthy, and be sure to CC it to me so that I can put your name into the draw.

Our deadline is July 1st so we have lots of time to tell everyone we know right?

Thanks in advance,


Sunday, May 3, 2009

NsD...holy moly...

...I am recovering from NSD. I want to thank everyone for coming and participating in all the events we had today and I want to congratulate the winner of 'The Slice' giveaway...

(big pause) my newsletter this week. If you are a member, you will get to know first! If you aren't a member, why not?

Don't worry - if you won something, you would already know =)