Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Product in at the store!

New in this week!

Copic Markers - 72 new Sketch Marker Colours, brilliant and beautiful! An entirely new set of markers here-to unknown and and unseen before in The Scrapbox!

Want to lear more about Copic Markers and the techniques used to colour with them? I am hosting a Copic Class on Nov 17th at 6pm. Call the store at 613-745-2215 to reserve your spot!

Hambly Studio's Rubs, Screens and Paper are now in at The Scrapbox! Delicate, airy, diverse and eclectic - these need to be seen so come on down to The Scrapbox now!

Have an awesome night!


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Today at Proulx Farm

I suppose if something is done 2 years in a row it could be loosely considered a tradition? I suppose even a tradition of 100 years needs to have year one and two...

Anyway, today I took Emma to the Proulx farm with her cousins and Auntie M. and the kids had a ball in the beautiful weather (it got to +11!!!) and the mounds of hay bales, mazes, costumed mannequins and hay ride. My sister-in-law and I ambled behind the kids as they tumbled along like a three-headed straw covered bundle of excitement. Emma would tell anyone who listened that she was going to be a 'Princess-Kitty' this year for Halloween and her cousins good naturedly posed for me whenever I aimed the camera at them.

Here are some pics that I hope that I get to scrap one day...

My "rawk-stah" niece...

My daughter wants to know if she grew any from last year...

Love that blue sky!

A little mischief never hurt anyone!

Auntie Jenn! Auntie Jenn! Look at me! Look at me!

After our romp through the Proulx farm we picked out some pumkins and headed home. Emma couldn't resist painting her pumpkin right away (I have in the past carved pumpkins but I prefer nowadays to paint them so that the pumpkins last longer and then maybe we can get a pie out of it...)

My daughter and I share the same tendancy to assume very very serious faces when we concentrate on something...only she's cuter at being serious than I am!

Hope you enjoyed your weekend!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Debby Schuh!

I would like to share with you a story from my Creative Escapes 09 Arizona Adventure ™!

During the entire event fundraising efforts were ongoing by the organizers to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. One of their fundraising ideas was to ask the teachers of Creative Escapes Past and Present to decorate a lamp from Ikea and then donate it in a raffle.

The CE attendees would then purchase tickets and deposit them into the ballot boxes that were placed in front of each lovely lamp (there were over a dozen such lamps in the raffle, and then Heidi and Tim's lamps were going to be auctioned on Sat Night - but that is a whole other story)

These lamps were on display in one of the main halls, a constant reminder to the attendees that would be passing by them to and from each class. I stopped and admired them many times on my frequent trips past and finally could stand it no more. I purchased 5 tickets for $20 and put one in each of my favorite lamps, then thought no more of it. I had done my part in donating to a worthy cause and figured that even if I did won a lamp it would be impossible for me to get back to Canada undamaged.

Saturday Night rolls around and after an awesome dinner, and all the door prizes called out, they anounced the winner of the lamps (pre-drawn before dinner) I recognized my name being called out - I won a lamp! And what a beautiful delicate thing is was, with a pink shade and a bird house motif - I was thrilled to receive it from the hands of Debby Schuh one of my favorite teachers of the whole event (after Tim of course...yes yes...)

I had struck a really warm and easy rapport with Debby during our class time together - so much so that I had approached her with a tenative invitation to come up to The Scrapbox and teach should her busy schedule allowed. She seemed to be just as happy to have me have her lovely lamp as I was to receive it. Very kismet all the way around.

The reason I am bringing this up now is that I would like to announce that I have indeed been in touch with Debby early this week and we are working on firm plans for her to visit us in spring of 2010!

I would like to invite you all to to email me at if you are interested in being on a special mailing list that I will send out monthly newsletters or updates about this very fun and exciting event! Be the first in the know! Tell your scrappin friends!

If you would like to learn more about Debby and see her beautiful work, please visit her blog HERE! I thoroughly enjoyed her class, her style of teaching and her awesome attitude about documenting life's minutae in scrapbooking.

Have an awesome Wednesday!