Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Technique Wednesday!

Hello all,

Today I am sharing a storage tip with you.  I don't know about you but lately I have been doing most of my scrapping away from home or sometimes at the kitchen table, which is not close to where I store my scrappy stuff.  As a result, the storage I was using for all of my little embellishments (pretty little jars and larger containers) was no longer optimal.  When I saw Eileen's portable system, a cute Creative Opitons tote, I knew it was for me so I snapped a few pictures of hers, check it out......

This sweet 3 drawer style, has a really good amount of upper storage, too.

Some of these drawer inserts are re-sizable.
There are different styles of these totes available at the store,  here.

Check out mine, I love it!

I couldn't resist glamming it up with a 'laptop skin'!  It makes it nice and personal, you could even use rub-ons and rhinestones from your scrappy stash!
You can see they come in different sizes with a different amount and types of drawers.

I love having all of my buttons sorted by colour!

As well as my miscellaneous embellishments, sorted by type.

Do you have a favourite storage system?  If so, please share I am always interested in what others are using.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

April 2nd All Day Crop

Hello friends!

Just a quick reminder that spots are filling up fast for our All Day Crop this coming Saturday April 2nd.  It is being held at the MT. Pleasant Community Centre (711 Mt. Pleasant Rd in Brantford) and runs from 8am to 6pm.  The cost is only $25.00 and includes breakfast, lunch and snacks.  As well as prizes!  Spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment, by calling us at 905-730-2673 or emailing us at .

We will have our store set up on=site so you will get to see many of our new spring collections, tools and embellishments.

Bring your scrappy stuff, a cushy for your tushy, and your ideas.  Look forward to a fun filled day of scrapping!

Hope to see you there!
Elaine, Anita, Laura and Eileen

Friday, March 25, 2011

It's Here!

Hello all!

Woo hoo, the beautiful and inspirational Spring issue of Scrapbooks and Cards Today is now in our store!  And as always it's FREE with minimum purchase!  Run, don't walk to get your order in before they are all gone.

Have a great weekend ladies!  Check back here on Sunday for information about our Spring retreat, spots are filling up fast.


Sketch-y Friday

Hello blog visitors!

I am back with another sketch for you!

And here is my layout from this sketch.....

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, we really appreciate that you pop in to see what we are up to!  Here's hoping you have some scrappy time this weekend.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Glimmermist Tutorial

Happy Wednesday all!

Today's tutorial shows some ways to use Glimmermist and some basics on how to use it, all inspired by a brand new shipment of mists at the store!  Check it out....

And here are the cards created during this video...

Thanks for popping by!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Retreat Reminder

Hi ladies!

Just a quick reminder that our spring retreat (May 13-15th) is only 2 months away!  I know it may still seem like a long way off yet but we are getting super excited and are starting to plan all the fun!  We do still have a few spaces left, so if you are wanting to go call or email now to secure your space.

If you are new to our blog and haven't seen our retreat info.  here is a recap for you .....

 May 13th-15th 2011

Join us for a fabulous Spring getaway weekend where you can enjoy 24-hour cropping, our on-site store, fantastic goodie bags, full buffet meals, and deluxe accommodations.  

Our scrapping weekend will begin on Friday May 13th at 5pm.  Bring all your scrappy supplies needed.  You will have approxiamately 4ftx4ft of cropping space  to use.  We will be served a working dinner on Friday evening. We have exclusive access to the beautiful and rustic Carriage house for cropping and meals.
Saturday will include a day of prizes, a few fun mini-games if you wish to participate and of course, all the scrappy time you need!  Your all inclusive vacation also includes breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday as well as breakfast and lunch on Sunday.  We will depart the Elmhurst at 4pm Sunday.  
All rooms include complimentary access to the guest lounge, games room, fitness room, whirlpool, sauna and steam room so bring your bathing suit!  
The cost of the retreat is $320.00 +HST, all inclusive.   Spaces are limited and will be reserved on a first come first served basis.  A $200 deposit is required to reserve your spot.  You can make arrangements to pay the final installment when you call to book your space. Unfortunately we cannot accept registrations after April 10th, 2011.  
To reserve your spot, please contact us by calling (905)730-2673 or email:

We hope you can join us!
Elaine, Anita and Laura

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sketch-y Friday

Hello all!

It's Friday woo hoo! You know what that means...   another sketch to share with you, oh and we are cropping tonight, yeah!!  Double bonus!

Here is the sketch.....

 And here is my layout .....

I hope you find some inspiration from these weekly sketches.  I enjoy creating them.  Leave a comment and let me know if there is any particualr kind of sketch you are looking for and I will do my best to create it for you!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

It's coming!

Hello all!

Yes we are talking about he newest issue of our favourite scrappy mag, Scrapbook & Cards Today !   

Here is a sneak peek at the cover, even that is full of inspiration ....

The spring edition will hit our store on Friday, March 25th and as always it is free with a minimum purchase!  How awesome is that?  These magazines are available on a first come first served basis so don't be disappointed...  run don't walk! ;)

Thanks for checking in with us again today!  Don't forget tomorrow is Sketch-y Friday!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Crushed Lollipop Flower Tutorial


I am back with another tutorial for you!  today's tutorial features a easy and whimsical lollipop flower that adds just the right amount of texture and playfulness to any layout.  Check out the video and then scroll down for a closer look...

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Here are some close ups.....

And here is a look at the layout.....

Thanks for peeking in at what we are up to.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March Featured Customer

Hello everyone!

This month's featured customer is our friend, Victoria Keith.  Victoria and I have been scrapping together for many years.

Here is Victoria, this picture was taken when she was playing in the snow with her family.

And now for the Q & A part of our feature.....

1.  {SM?} How long have you been scrapbooking? 
I have been scrapbooking for  5 years.

2. {SM?} Do you also create hand made cards? 
Yes. I love making cards from my scraps.

3.  {SM?} Who is your favourite subject to scrapbook?
My children; Ethan (5 yrs), Aaron (4 yrs) and Sadie (20 months).

4.  {SM?} Where do you find your scrapbooking inspiration?
Mostly from my amazingly  talented friends and magazines.  

5.  {SM?} Where do you scrapbook?
In my not so nice scrap room in the basement, as well as at my friends' houses and of course retreats and crops. 

6.  {SM?} What is one of your current favourite products? 
It is hard to pick just one thing,  but I love flowers and anything with bling.

7.  {SM?} Do you have a blog that we can share with our readers? 

Here are a couple of Victoria's favourite layouts.....

We love that Victoria documented the 'getting there' part of her trip, and this beautiful rainbow.

Lots of scrappers are hesitant to use flowers on a boy's page, we love that Victoria is not!
Thank you Victoria for playing along with our feature this month. 
If you would like to be a 'Featured Customer', click here, to email me and let me know!
Thank you for stopping by the blog today.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sketch-y Friday

Hello all!

This week's sketch was created from a layout I did a while back.

And here is the layout that inspired the sketch.

Thanks for popping by again for this week's sketch, hope you have a scrappy weekend!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ladies Night Out Crop


I have a bit more information about our March 18th Ladies Night Out Crop, we now have final details on the location.  Keep reading.  In case you missed the original post, here are all of the details.....

The crop will be held at Addison's Restaurant & Lounge, in the Paris Room (664 Colborne St East
use side door to left side of building...we will post a sign).  Join us from 4pm until midnight for an evening of fun, food and most importantly, SCRAPPING!
We have had a great response and are really looking forward to scrapping with you! We still have a few spots left so don't delay, reserve your spot now!
Cost of the crop is only $20.00 + HST and includes gourmet homemade pizza, made by the Chef at Addison's, Caesar Salad and Garlic Bread.  Snacks and beverages also included!   

We also have the ever-so-popular 'Sew Easy' in stock!
We are also offering a class, designed by Eileen Mead, for crop attendees only.  See below for information on the beautiful 2-page layout!
Spaces for the crop will be reserved on a first come, first served basis and must be pre-paid.  ScrapMuch? accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express through the use of Chase Paymentech. Please contact ScrapMuch? at 905.730.2673 or email us at to reserve your spot.
NEW!  For purchases made at the store, we now also accept debit!   

Eileen will be teaching this beautiful 2-page layout to crop attendees only at a special price of only $10 +HST!  The class will begin at 8pm and will run for approximately one hour.
If you are interested in the class, please let us know at time of registration so we can ensure we have enough kits for everyone.
Thanks for stopping by, we hope to see you soon!
Anita, Elaine and Laura

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pleated Cardstock Flower Tutoriall

Hello friends!

I have another video tutorial to share with you today.  I hope you aren't getting tired of them.  I am bound and determined to make one totally perfect, and that could take several weeks of practice ;) .  I created this video after finding a cute and easy pleated cardstock flower that I thought would be fun to share.

I know the flower is a little hard to see in the video (still working on my video-ing skills), here is a closer look at the flower. You can see in the second picture that I added some inking to the edges, I really like t his effect, but it's personal choice.

And here is a look at the card that I created this flower for....

And a close up of the flower on the card.... 

Thanks for popping by again this week!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Ladies Night Out Crop - Reminder

Hi ladies!  Just a reminder about our Ladies Night Out Crop coming up Friday March18th.  I am super excited and think it will be a great end to hanging out with my kidlets during March break.  A little girl time, will for sure be in order after playing board games, listening to the video game induced 'smack talk' and cooking three times a day ( well who am I kidding, 2 times! the hubster does dinner. lol) for a week.

The crop will run from 4pm until midnight and is only $20.00 pizza dinner included!

We will have product available for your shopping convenience. Spaces are limited and must be prepaid. To reserve your spot, call (905) 730-2673 or email us at .

We will also be offering this double page layout class at 8pm at the crop, at 'crop special' pricing!

This layout was designed by Eileen (if you don't know her she is the sweet and talented sister of owner, Elaine).  Eileen will also be joining us at the crop to teach her beautiful layout.  The cost of this class is $10.00, for crop attendees only.

We are still narrowing our location to one of two places, so we will notify each person that has signed up by email to ensure you have all the information, but it will be in the Brantford area.

Thanks and we hope you can join us!
Elaine, Anita and Laura

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sketch-y Friday

Hello and Hip Hip Hooray, it's Friday!

I don't know about you, but I love Friday's. It means tomorrow is the weekend and my hubby is home with me, for two days....   And I get to share a sketch with you!

Here is today's sketch....

And here is my layout that I based the sketch on.

Thank you so much for stopping by, happy scrapping!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Hello all!

Join us at the Mount Pleasant Community Center from 8am-6pm on Saturday April 2 for our second all day crop.   Cost of the crop is ONLY $25 and includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and prizes!  711 Mount Pleasant Road, Brantford.  Spaces are limited so reserve your spot NOW!  By calling us at 905-730-2673 or emailing us at

We will be setting up our store on site, so you will get  to see many of our NEW spring collections, tools, and embellishments. 

Bring all your scrappy stuff, a cushy for your tushy and your ideas and look forward to a fun-filled day of scrapping!  

We hope to see you there.
Elaine,  Anita and Laura

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Scrapfest! April 8th and 9th 2011

Hello Ladies!

Doesn't April sound lovely?  We are just over a month away from our first Scrapfest venture, and we are super excited!  We have begun planning our make and take (you will love it!) and our booth decor.  So fun!  Please come and visit us while you are there.

We want you to share in our fun, so if you leave us a comment here with your contact information, and we will email you a coupon to save 15% off your entire purchase from us at Scrapfest.

How awesome is that!
Elaine, Anita and Laura

Technique Wednesday

Hello and Happy Wednesday everyone!

I think you all know by now, Wednesday means we post  a new tip or technique to share with you.  This week I was inspired by a new shipment of embossing powders that we received at the store, so that is what this tutorial is all about! Happy viewing!


And here are a few close up pictures of the card that I created.

Thanks again for popping by!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March Reveal

Hello all!

I was lucky enough to get some of Little Yellow Bicycle's Twig collection in my Design Kit  this month!  It is so beautiful and absolutely one of all of our favourite collections from CHA.  It feels like spring, though I would use it for a variety of layouts, and it is very gender neutral! 

Here is a look at the items that were in my kit....



And here is what I created using the kit....

Here's a little tip for those of you that struggle with journalling, especially on things like this school photo.  For this layout I 'interviewed' Timmy to find out some of his current favourites, and then jotted down his answers as my journalling.   I love doing this it is super fun to look back on these and see how much he has changed.  This might make a good annual tradition!

I love this picture of Timmy and his friends, Ally and Avery, such sweet little faces!  Once I saw the clouds and butterflies, this layout just screamed picket fence to me.  The fence is cut on my Cricut.

No matter where we go for a hike or walk, this kid always ends up with a giant collection of sticks.  Even on the walk home from school!  That being said, this little habit needed to be documented. 

There are beautiful doilies that go along with this collection, unfortunately I didn't get them... so I cut this one on my's not great but I love the butterflies on this card.

The I decided to make a couple of home decor items.

I have had this birdhouse in with my scrap stuff for a while now, just waiting for the right paper to come along, this Twig collection was definitely it!

This pot of flowers took so long to make, but it was so worth it, they are so lovely sitting on my shelf.

Thank you so much for stopping by the ScrapMuch? blog today to see what I have been up to!