Sunday, February 28, 2010

All About me & my Beautiful Home - March 3 at 6pm at The Scrapbox

Greetings folks!

Just wanted to post this awesome layout that Stephanie completed with the brand new Teresa Collins product 'Welcome Home' for her "All About Me & my Home Sweet Home".
I can share with Stephanie dreams of what I would like my 'home-sweet-home' to be one day.

I think there are still a few spaces left! Call the store at 613-745-2215 and leave a message. We will call you back!

Class Date : Wed Mar 3 at 6pm
Fee : $30/$27 for Members!

Olympic Hockey Gold!




Friday, February 26, 2010

New Product in Store now!

Hey folks!

Well it has started! The rush of new product coming in started last week with MME "Lush" line, Graphics 45 (all of it of course!) and Glimmer Mist! Continuing this week we have seen New Dazzles Stickers from Hot Off the Press (these are like peel-off stickers in fun and beautiful designs!) including new 12 x 12 sheets of stickers for card makers and scrapbookers alike!

Also new into the Scrapbox - Teresa Collins 'Welcome Home' paper line - just the paper atm - the ribbons, acetate and stamps will be in next week. Also available by special order is their 'Weclome Home' 6x12 Album! Very cool.

I hope to be getting in a preliminary shipment of Prima Flowers and 'Dear Lizzie' from AC today. Will keep you updated!

Come Play!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Random thoughts...

"This makes me happy!", she said, out of the blue, but with great excitement.

This took me a bit by suprise. Let me try to explain…I usually see happiness. I hear it in a persons voice, but they are usually saying something else. And all too briefly we know what happiness feels like, but to hear those four words (just 4!) was kinda new to me. I suppose it was that I didn’t expect to hear such a simple and pure sentiment from an adult. And it didn’t take much (in my opinion) to make this person happy – she was in my Tim Tag class this past Saturday morning and just learned how to make a Grungepaper Rose. Real simple in the grand scheme of things but she openly declared it in front of a class of (mostly) strangers.

I can’t tell you how happy that made me! That made me happy.

Talk about therapy! This statement was declared a few more times and everyone in general agreed that getting inky and smooched (and maybe a bit sticky) wasn’t a bad way to pass a morning.

I had a ‘this makes me happy’ moment later on that weekend when I was picking away at a LO that has been a year in the making. I was going through an unexplored box of Fancy Pants Chipboard from the ‘Daily Grind’ line (yes it’s been that long) and I was just playing with the different pieces and evaluating different possibilities while sitting with my daughter (she was scrapbooking too – sort of) Out of nowhere, and completely unexpectedly, I had a swelling of *happiness* that rose within me. It was like taking a breath of clear country winter air, but without inhaling. It washed over me and I knew – I just *knew* what this lady was talking about when she said “This makes me happy!”. I turned to my daughter and said those 4 words to her, and she just nodded at me in complete understanding.

Then it struck me – it’s what children know all along! Being happy, living in the moment and doing what feels right at that time. It’s a recapturing of that innocence that, I thought, was lost to me. Through scrapbooking I can come full circle.

Thank you Rachel, for being happy in the moment and sharing it.