Monday, November 29, 2010

New December Stamp of the Month Card #4

I am on a roll it seems, so here is, without further ado, Card #4 in the December Stamp of the Month Card Class!

I am using a Masking technique here as well as the brand new Reindeer Die Cut from Tim Holtz - what? Never used one before? Let me show you how in this very informative stamping and card making class.

Class dates available for these cards are as follows

Thurs Dec 2 at 6pm - 9pm (NEW DATE!)
Wed Dec 8th at 6pm - 9pm
Wed Dec 15th at 1pm - 4pm
Wed Dec 15th at 6pm - 9pm

Cost is : $28/$25 (no free stamp offered this month only)

Call now to sign up for any of the above classes at 613-745-2215! Thank you! At least one more coming tomorrow!


PS The message starts on the outside of the card 'You can run...' and then on the inside of the card it says..."...but you can't hide from your birthday". I thought it would be appropriate for any male type person in your life requiring a birthday card. Hope you agree and that I see you real soon!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

New December "Stamp of the Month" Cards

I am substituting my own card desgins for the December Stamp of the Month (if you ask why, please check out your weekly Member's Newsletter. Don't get a newsletter cause you aren't a member? Sign up for a membership next time you are at the store to get the inside scoop!)

So here are the first 3 cards of a potential 6 card class (could only be 5 cards depending on level of complexity)

As you can see, I have selected the "Midnight Frost" paper line from Bo Bunny for this class and I so love the colours. There isn't a 'theme' to this collection, but instead is a well rouned collection of greeting cards. I hope to have a few more done by the end of today.

Class dates available for these cards are as follows

Thurs Dec 2 at 6pm - 9pm (NEW DATE!)
Wed Dec 8th at 6pm - 9pm
Wed Dec 15th at 1pm - 4pm
Wed Dec 15th at 6pm - 9pm

Cost is : $28/$25 (no free stamp offered this month only)

I am breaking even more tradition with this class as I am using my favorite stamps from any company. I am really enjoying making this class and there are some techniques involved that haven't been seen in any previous Stamp of the Month.

Call the store to sign up! 613-745-2215 and leave a message if not during normal business hours! We will get back to you!

Come Play!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Weekly Newsletter Sent!

Just sent out this week's newsletter - it includes organizational tips, creative ideas for December, and...


So check it out! I hope to be posting some cards for the December Stamp of the Month Series that will be designed by moi this time around. Stay tuned!


Monday, November 15, 2010

From the Melissa Frances Event...

As promised, I have some lovely photos from the Melissa Frances Event to share. We had SUCH a good time with Melissa - her creativity, her warm and funny personality and expertise at handling a class made it a joy to be in. THank you Melissa for such a wonderul memory!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

...and the rest of the winners...

Ok - so for the Friday Daily prize of a Websters Pages Kit we have

Lorrie Greer! Congrats!

Saturday Daily Prize of the personalized Compendium of Curiousities is...

Liz Chartrand!

The closest guesser of the Button Jar (missing it by only 29) is Heather Price! Second closest (mssing it by 66 buttons) is Jacqueline Rawes!

and the winner of the Tim HOltz Vagabond is....

Tiffany Golding! Congratulations!

Thank you everyone for making this week and myanniversary so very special! Let's hope for 30 more!


Friday, November 12, 2010

And we have some winners!

Congratulations go out to Louise Dubord for winning the Daily Draw on Wed, Nov 10th!
She wins the following fabulous prize!

And last night after another successful day of having fun at The Scrapbox, we drew another lucky name and this time it was Caroline Jones that won this great Basic Grey Paper and product combo...

So what do we have left to give away! Lots! Let me show you...

Today's daily prize is this lovely grouping of products from Websters Pages...

Tomorrow I have TWO prizes to give away by draw, and they are all about T!m The first is his latest book "Compendium of Curiousities" - and it's been personalized by Tim!

And last - but certainly not the least - this can be yours if I draw YOUR ticket - a Tim Holtz Vagabond. Latest and so far the greatest of all the die cutting machines!

This prize boasts a $300 price tag and can be yours if you get your name into the draw. There are so many ways you can do that!

With every $20 spent (before taxes and after discounts) at The Scrapbox this week up until 9pm on Sat Nov 13th (Yes we will be open until 9pm this Saturday) will get you lots of tickets!

Renewing your membership or purchasing a new Membership - will get you a bonus ticket!

Signing up and paying for classes in November and December will get you bonus tickets. (even for classes you have already taken)

Buying one of our new snazzy Scrapbox Shopping Bag/Totes for only $3.50 will net you a bonus ticket!

Bringing in a Michaels Coupon from your Michael's receipt is worth a bonus ticket! (flyers and reproductions not accepted)

And more! Just come down to the Scrapbox to find out how you can win these fab prizes!

Want to win this beautiful far of Buttons?

With every purchase this week you receive a ballot to guess how many buttons are in the jar. If you guess the closest WITHOUT GOING OVER then you win! I am also giving a bag of buttons of each colour to the person who has the second closest guess. This prize was genrously donated in part from Multicrafts! I just love these buttons.

Today we have a crop going, plus a Make & Take that features some of the new "Punch Around The Page" Punches from Martha Stewart, designed by Tammy. So today and tomorrow, any Punches or Spellbinders purchased at The Scrapbox will be 'Bonus Ticket' Items that will be worth a bonus ticket just for buying them! Awesome!

Tomorrow - I hope you join us to add to our 'Memory' Quilt. Just show up and add your name and perhaps a brief message and that will net you a Bonus Ticket into the draw, but will also become part of an expanding piece of art that we will be assembling for the Scrapbox Studio. Curious? Show up anytime on Saturday to be a part of it!

Thank you for being a part of The Scrapbox Studio Community. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it!

See you soon...


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Still recovering, but pushing on!


We had a FABULOUS time over the weekend with Melissa Frances - she is an awesome, inspiring yet down to earth woman who more than delivered on her classes and fab products. Anyone I spoke to had a great time and agreed that time when too fast!I will do more of an update with some fun pics later on in the week!

So today marks the Anniversary of The Scrapbox - Three Years ago on this date I opened the doors to a line up of very enthusiastic scrapbookers and I've been running to keep up ever since. And what a wild ride it has been. We will be doing lots of fun stuff this week to celebrate and to show my appreciation to my customers. Today, tomorrow and Friday we will be doing some Make & Takes and/or Demos and today I am going to launch into a very new product that was released this year from W R Memory Keepers that will make album and book binding 'A Cinch!'.

From the company who brought you the Crop-A-Dile, We R Memory Keepers now brings The Cinch Binding Tool. Binding is a breeze with the We R Memory Keepers Cinch Binding Tool. With the measuring already done for you, this essential craft tool binds your projects in just three easy steps. Bind paper crafts, mini albums, business presentations and school projects - and do it all in a cinch!

* Cinch system makes binding easy and binds books with the press of the handle
* Customized hole-punching knobs
* Can punch through many different materials, any length including up to 20 sheets of copy paper at once!
* Punch perfect holes without measuring
* Sliding measurement guide for perfectly centered holes
* Wire binding hooks place binding wire on while threading
* Handle clip holds handle down for easy storage and mobility
* Alignment peg ensures evenly spaced holes no matter the length
* Cinching bar holds the binding in place and compresses it to the desired diameter
* Projects lay flat while punching
* Easy enough for the beginner, professional enough for the expert!

I just got this product in just yesterday and was able to follow the easy instructions on how to bind a book or album in less than 20 minutes. Let us show you how easy it is by coming in any time today for a demonstration!

We will also be playing with the new "Sew Easy Tool" - a tool that will let you do fun and easy stitching on your paper crafts! There are 6 different attachments that will give you more variety! Want to learn more? Come on down to The Scrapbox today!

We also have a ton of Giveaways and that also starts today! With every purchase you can get tickets into the draws that are happening all this week! The more you buy, the more tickets you get! There are also easy ways to get bonus tickets. Check out your Scrapbox Newsletter today or come down to the store! Anyone can win...I think it will be YOU!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Well after nearly 6 months of planning - it's finally here! Melissa is on her way to us right now and will be teaching tonite and tomorrow 3 beautiful classes. We still have room if you want join us - just call the store at 613-745-2215, pack your tote and join us!

Here are some pics of what we will be doing...
The Tag Ornament Class (Friday Night at 6pm)

The "Kitschy Kitchen Recipe & Memory Album"

The 'Home for the Holidays' Christmas Album

The Scrapbox will have a store ON SITE of the event at St. Mary's School, located on Rue De l'eglise (directions to follow). If you would like to shop at the on-site store, please do! We will have brand new product - never before seen - from Melissa Frances!

To get to St. Mary's School
Take the 417 Hiway to St. Laurent Exit
Go North on St, Laurent to MacArthur Ave
Turn Left on MacArthur Ave
2nd Set of Lights - Rue De l'eglise - Turn Right
St, Mary's School is the brick school on your left with lots of parking!
Come in through the front doors and follow the fun!

Questions? Call the store! 613-745-2215!

Next week is the Scrapbox 3rd Anniversary Week of Celebration! You are not going to want to miss a thing!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

This is a layout I did about a month ago that I was hoping to have posted pre-Disney trip but just didn't have the time. It features the latest product from My Minds Eye "Lost & Found" collection plus a few bits from my own collection.

This grouping of product includes new flowers and bling from Prima, a glimmer glass butterfly from Tattered Angels Nature Collection (which you can alter the shape by warming up slightly with a heat gun), Lost & Found embellishments and I think there is a Jenni Bowlin button hidden in there too. I used the Tim Holtz Flourishes Stamps to add to the background, but to also help transition the two pages.

I am also somewhat proud of this area of the LO because I took an element of one of the MME papers that had the bracket shape, used it as a template to cut out the scallop shape you see with the faint image of the bird - but it is also still attached the the banner that is above Emma's picture. I like the idea of creating one of a kind embellishmemnts from paper.

Also a bit of luck with the placement of the paper behind the photo - one of the brown glitter swirls that sits right above Emma's head reminded me of a crown so I put a little bling there to crown my little princess. Other embellishments here came from a Lost & Found dimensional sticker package but the bird image on the dictionary page is from a 3 year old MME pack of rubs. Fascinating how they keep using the same colour pallette eh?

I made the kraft pocket from a paper bag that was left in the studio by some unknown donor - distressed it up with Vintage Photo Ink (one of my favorites from Tim's line of Distress Inks) as I did with almost every other elbellishment and paper in this LO - I found the creme colour just a bit bright. But I digress...

The pink 'shape' is a Bird sticker from Heidi's old days with Advantus. I bought a roll of these pink birds for my store opening and they are still haunting my discount bin. However since pink and birds were a recurring theme someone challenged me to include it somehow. So I inked it up with Vintage photo, stamped on it with the flourish stamp but also added a little message to my daughter as she starts down her own scholastic career.

Well - that was quite the ramble on! If you made it down to the very end without needing a bathroom break and a drink of water congrats! I hope it was somewhat amusing or helpful!

Have a great day!