Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tim Tags Start tonite!!!!

If I am reading Tim's Blog correctly, tomorrow morning at 3:01am EST Tim will be posting his first Holiday Tag. The tension and the anticipation has been building since he made his announcement last week (well lets be honest - its been building since Halloween!!!) and I know a lot of my customers will be tuning in to see what the King of Craft has in store for us this December!

I want to help you out - you want to make the tags. I know you do! So I will repost what I wrote in my Members-only Newsletter. You may want to check it out. =)

I want to put together (*IF POSSIBLE*) Daily Tag Kits based on Tim's 2011 Holiday Tags. I understand that the challenge to my customers is to find all of the 'stuff' without dropping a bundle each day. I am proposing that I will break open whole packages of Tim's Ideo-logy, Grunge products, Kraft glassine paper and Ranger products and create kits for purchase, and price them accordingly.  
My challenge is going to be able to do this in a timely fashion but one must understand that I cannot predict what he is going to do (I wish!) and that some things I may have to order in and that can take a few days.
I will try to keep the costs of each 'kit' down to about $10 or less for each tag and will not include any 'wet' mediums of inks, paints, stains and so forth.  
Also, I cannot guarantee that each kit will have the exact same 'thing'. Muse tokens all have different sayings on them - but the first person in can have first choice if you know what I mean.  
The advantages to you is that you don't have to run around town to find the 'bits' you need to make a close copy of Tim's Tags, and a great deal of the prep has been taken care of already PLUS the greatly reduced cost. Because of all of this, the 15% Member discount will not apply to these kits. They will be sold for the sticker price.  
If you want to be a part of this and purchase all of the kits, you can subscribe by replying to this email. I can guarantee that you will get all 12 kits (or all the kits that I am able to make) and will hold them for you. I know December is going to be busy for you but how fun would it be to whip up a tag or two in an evening of creativity?
Speaking of an evening of Creativity - on Fri December 9th, I will be hosting a Tim Holtz Tag Event!!! FREE!
I have A LOT of Tim's Dies, folders and stamps that I am happy to share with all of you! Not sure how to do a particular technique? Why not let this Ranger Certified educator help you out? I am here for you to exploit folks!!!
This will be the first time I am doing anything like this and I hope you will help by making suggestions and provide helpful feedback.  Call me at the store at 613-745-2215!
Come Play!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Craft Show Artisan Mother & Daughter Combo!

I am very excited that we will be having a very talented pair of artists attending our Craft Show this Saturday, and they happen to be Mother & Daughter! Monica & Charlotte Barney will be selling their very unique and beautiful chainmail jewellery that is all hand made!

If you would like to see more of their creations, please be sure to visit their website at Chateau Bleu Arts!

If you would like to see their beautiful art in person, please visit us at The Scrapbox this Saturday, Nov 26th from 9am - 6pm!

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Scrapbox Craft Fair Update!


It's another fine week and I am already looking forward to the end of it - because we are doing something BRAND NEW at The Scrapbox this Saturday and that is always something exciting! This time we are doing a show of the end product, the finished craft, the handmade treasure ready to go into your home or under someone's tree!

We have 14 very talented and (even better) local artisans who can't wait to show you their beautiful creations, and I would like to introduce one right now!

Her name is Cat Laforce and she is the owner of "Littlest Mama" - a crafting business that combines her love of sewing with one of the latest smartest recycle ideas : Upcycling.

What is upcycling? (Taken from her website

It's the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value. I like to think of it as a great way to see and get use out of something I already love!

An awesome idea! After further checking out her website, I just LOVE what I see! Adorable clothing for children as well as practical! I can't wait to see it in real life! If you know of any expectant families, this is one to check out for sure this Saturday, Nov 26th at The Scrapbox Studio's First Craft Show!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

And the Winners are..

...of the Ribbon Ball, Heather Price! She was .5 of a yard off the total! In fact there were 5 people who were exactly .5 of a yard off the total, so we put their name back into the bag and drew out Heather's name...congrats Heather!

And of the Grand Prize Draw Winner is Cindy McLean! Cindy's name was drawn by my Mom, who has now been with me for the 5th year in a row (cause she was here when I 4 Anniversaries...=)

Anyways...I have been a bit under the weather this last week and so have been enjoying some serious down time offline with my family. But before I went to bed, I wanted to announce the winners, and thank everyone who participated in the fun, events and crops. I hope you enjoyed yourself and are looking forward to the coming year of crafting!

I'm off to bed...


Friday, November 11, 2011

Thursday & Friday Winners plus Door Crasher Sales for Sat Nov 12th!

First the winners!
Thursday's Winner was/is Nathalie Gill! Congrats!

Friday's Winner is Hughette Belisle! Congrats!

That just leaves the Grand Prize Pack being given away tomorrow night at 6pm! You can still win and win big!

So you are probably wondering, so I will tell you - no I am not getting much sleep this week. But that's ok! This only happens once a year so lets have fun!
DOOR CRASHER SALES! (def: sales so darn good that it's worth breaking the door down to get into buy them!)
I hope you will like what I pulled together for you this year - I am very excited myself. We have something for everyone (I think) and I hope that you will take the time to come out and partake in the fun. So here are the details.
When is this happening?
Sat Nov 12th, starting at 9am until 9pm
All Door Crasher Sales are Final!

There is limited stock of all of the sale items. First come first served. I will not 'reserve' anything in advance as it will not be fair. I appreciate your understanding in advance! 

And as a bonus, as my gift to you, the first 40 people through the door will get a little goodie bag free at the door, handed out by my Mom! Yay - my Mom is coming!
I hope to see you on Saturday. Come by for a slice of Anniversary Cake that Emma picked out for us (served at 1pm)!

Door Crasher Sales!

Grand Calibur Machine from Spellbinders!
Reg Price : $159.95
Sale Price : $89.95 (44% OFF!)

If you want in on this awesome sale please get a voucher from the front counter!

Other awesome deals include : 

Prima Flower!
Prima Bling!
Tombow Marker Sets!

The Crafters Warehouse 12 x 12 Masks
7 Gypsies Bling!

Simply Smooth Paper Packs plus 3 Different Colours of Bazzill Envelopes
Bazill Envelope Packs

And there's more! Tombow Sets at 50% off and October Afternoon Stamp Sets at 50% off too!

All Sales are at least 45% to 55% off!!!! SUPER SAVINGS!!!

Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart, for Four Awesome Years!! I can't wait to see what the next year brings!

So just a reminder - first come first served. No returns - all final Sale on the above items and the doors open at 9am!

And the first 40 people will get a FREE GOODIE BAG FROM ME & My MOM! =)

I will be having the Anniversary Cake at 1pm! Come have a slice with me! 

If you need to call us, the phone # is 613-745-2215...we are here for you!


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Winner of Wednesday's Prize Pack is...

...Heather Millar!

Congrats! Enjoy!

Thursday's Bonus Ticket Item is 'Embossing Powders'. Any brand, any colour! Each Embossing Powder you purchase today will gain you a Bonus ticket into the draw!

Also Today we have a FREE MAKE & TAKE - all day at The Scrapbox! Here is a picture of what you will be making and what products you will be using!

 We will be using two new products with this Make & Take - Tim's new Winter Seasonal Ink Pads as well as Tsukineko's GooseBumps Spray! Very neat! You can chose which colour to do the Make & Take with - Evergreen Bough, Festive Berries or Iced Spruce!

Come Play!

Oh and Happy 4rth Anniversary's been a good time so far...=)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

And the first winner of the Weekly Prizes is...

...#743. Ginette Lavoie! Congratulations. You won the following prize pack!

Congratulations again!

If you didn't get picked - don't worry! Your tickets are in the draws for the rest of the week AND for the Grand Prize Draw this Saturday!

Come Play!

4rth Anniversary for the Scrapbox means fun and Prizes!

   It is already that time of year again that we get to celebrate The Scrapbox's Anniversary! On Thursday, Nov 10th it will be officially;


     What a journey it has been! I feel so blessed in so many ways to be able to live the dream of being my own 'boss' and to do it doing something I love.

     So in order to properly show my gratitude, I am happy to organize some very fun events and sales over the next week and I hope you can join us for any and all of it! There are some things that I will be keeping secret until later on next week (such as the awesome Door-Crasher Sales we are having on Saturday Nov 12th) so stay tuned to all emails from The Scrapbox!

Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, for the last 4 years!

Prizes, Prizes AND MORE Prizes!!! 
Every Day of the week, starting on Tuesday Nov 8th until Saturday Nov 12th I will be giving away a Prize Package a Day! During the week, the Prize Package will be a retail value of $40 for each day. Then the Grand Prize that will be drawn and given away is worth $240!!! That's a total of $400 I am giving away this week so make sure you get involved!

This Grand Prize Pack is All Tim and nothing but Tim Holtz! $240.00 Retail Value of Tim Holtz product, including the Limited Edition Autumn Seasonal Inks, Idea-ology Embellishments, Core-dinations Paper, Holiday Season Kraft Paper Pack, along with an assortment of his very latest District Market Product including a GORGEOUS Tote to take it all home in.

Let's Check out the Daily Prizes shall we?

Daily Prize Pack #1 to be won on Tuesday Nov 8th - $40 Retail Value of Basic Grey's Picadilly Paper and Product! (For my Scrapbookers)

Daily Prize Pack #2 to be won on Wed Nov 9th - $40 of Smash Book Product Scrapbox Style! A little bit of everything to jot, doodle, smash, tape, label and clip your memories into your Mod Smash Folio! (For my Smashbookers =)

Daily Prize Pack #3 to be won on Thurs Nov 10th - $40 of Cardmaking goodies! Sizzix Stamping and Embossing Combo Pack, plus a VersaMark Ink Pad, a Green Pigment Colorbox Ink Pad and Red Ranger Embossing Powder - for my Cardmakers!

Daily Prize Pack #4 to be won on Friday Nov 11th - $40 of Painting Supplies inspired by Claudine Helmuth - the Paint Caddy to keep your brushes clean, a full set of Claudine Helmuth Paint Brushes, and 3 pots of Claudine Helmuth Acrylic Paint!(For my mixed media junkies!)

You may win prizes by getting tickets, and you can get tickets in lots of different ways!

Shop for tickets!

-Every $20 you spend (Before taxes, and after your Member Discount) you will receive one ticket for the daily prizes and Grand Prize Draw.

Bonus Tickets!
-If you renew your Membership for another year at The Scrapbox, it's worth One Bonus Ticket!

-Every Class and Event you sign up and pay for (including ones you have already paid for November and December) will get you One Bonus Ticket per Class or Event! Have us check the book!

-Bonus Items! Every day there will be 'Bonus Ticket' Items in the store. You will need to come in to see what they are or check Facebook/The Scrapbox Group as they will be posted there.

-November Sketch Challenges - Submit a Layout or a Card based on the November Sketch and receive a Bonus Ticket into the draws! Need a reminder for the sketches?
 November 1 Page Layout Sketch
November 2 Page Layout Sketch

November Card Sketch
-Do you have a Membership Card to pick up from the store? Come pick it up and we will give you a Bonus Ticket into the draw - I must have hundreds of Membership Cards waiting for their Members!

-Are you on Facebook? If you are, or join us this week, that is worth a Bonus Ticket! Just look for "The Scrapbox" Group on Facebook and ask to join! I'll see you there!

-if you have a blog that you use to showcase your creativity let me know so I can link it from The Scrapbox Blog! You will get more traffic on your blog and get a Bonus Ticket into the weekly draws! Send me an email with your blog address to !

Once entered, each ticket is valid to win any prize throughout the week, however only valid for ONE Weekday Prize plus the Grand Prize. So yes, you could win one of the daily prizes and the grand prize - more tickets you have in the draw, the better your chances!

Any questions? Give us a call at the store at 613-745-2215!

Events that are happening through out the week!
Every Night at 9pm we draw a lucky winner for a Daily Prize Pack!

Thursday Nov 10th - The Official Day of Anniversary!
We will be having a Free Make & Take All Day, just come out anytime you can so we can show you how to make a fun Craft that you can make in 10 mins and take home with you! Our little gift to you!

Friday Nov 11th - Yes we are open at noon, after paying our respects at 11am!
A Late Night Crop that all Crop Fees will be going to Military Families and assisting them while their Family Member is away serving in another country. A fitting tribute on a very special day. We still have room so if you have the day off, please consider joining us for a very fun day getting your special projects done (or started?)

Only $5 for Members! We still have 5 spots open!
12pm - 11pm

Saturday Nov 12th - Final day of fun and giveaways!
12 Hour Anniversary Crop (just sold out) plus the end of the Week celebrations!

Door Crasher Sales - to be released next week but they are going to be gooooood!

Free Gift Bag to the first 40 people in the door!

Free Cake at 1pm!

Final Draw for the Large Gift Basket (worth $240 Retail!) at 6pm!

Any questions? Please contact the store at 613-745-2215!

Come Play!