Monday, April 30, 2012

New Kits Available NOW!

Hello all!

We have been busy creating new kits and they are available now in the store!  They are all so versatile and can be used for a variety of photos.  Have a peek.....

"You hold the key to my heart"  includes everything you need for this layout as well as lots of extra alpha stickers to title many more layouts!  You can see how easy it would be to modify this layout with a photo of another theme or even turn it on it's side!  $17.50.

"Family"  This sweet feminine layout is a perfect way to document the generations of women in your family, a mother/daughter photo, or even a photo of a sweet young family with a new born of either gender.  The kit includes everything you see, die cut title and all!  $10.00.

This bold and colourful layout is perfect for documenting any spring family favourite activity,  Whether you have boys or girls this layout is so versatile it can work with any theme you have!  $10.00.
You can purchase these kits by calling 905-730-2673 or emailing us at  .While supplies last.

Thank you for visiting!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Sketch-y Friday

Hi all!

It's the last Friday in April, can you believe it.... not even sure where the month went! lol

But as always I am here to share your end of the week sketch with you!

Thanks for popping in!  And be sure to share what you create with this sketch.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Inspiration on Thursday

Hi there!

Are you feeling crafty?  Do you need a little inspiration, to get your mojo flowing?  Sometimes a little idea from a scrappy friend is just the thing to get the creative juices flowing!

I have  a few layouts created by Anita to share with you today ....

Now if that isn't inspiration I do not know what is!

Have a crafty day!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

ScrapMuch? is hitting the road again!

Hi there!

ScrapMuch? is hitting the road again! 

This Saturday April 28th we will be on site at Echo Place School (723 Colborne Ave East, Brantford).  There is a fundraiser crop happening and we are proud to support Echo Place's Home and School Association in their efforts to raise funds to purchase technology for the classrooms.

Why not stop by to visit us, say hi, do a little scrappy shopping, buy a raffle ticket or two or better yet... there is still a few crop spaces left, so if you are interested email Victoria to reserve your spot (before Thursday at 7pm). 

Echo place 2nd Scrapbooking crop
$40 Admission Includes
Lunch and snacks
Door prizes.
Free Make N Takes.
Access to scrapbooking tools cricut, punches, stamps and ink.
Goodie bags 

Thanks for checking in today!

Tips and Techniques Wednesday -Ticket Stub Strip

Hi there!

Have you noticed that ticket stubs are a popular embellishment?  Like this strip of tickets, I used on this card .....

Well, you can buy ticket stubs or you can use a die cutting machine to create them.  But I came up with an easy way to make them yourself!  And better yet it requires no fancy tools.  (I should have thought of this before I invested in a ticket stub die! lol, oh well - live and learn!)

First gather your supplies, you will need a hole punch (any kind will do, a basic hole punch, an eyelet tool, or a Crop-a-dile - whatever you have on hand) a pencil, a ruler, and whatever tool you use to score (the score blade on your trimmer or a Scorepal).

 Start by trimming a piece of cardstock 1 inch wide, by whatever length you will need for your project (mine is 8.25").
Now using a pencil (I used pen so that you can see it) draw a line along the centre point of the length of your paper, on the backside.

 Next, starting at the centre point, measure out 1 inch on either side of the centre and score, continue scoring at 2 inch increments along the length of your paper.
It will end up looking like this.

 Now for the whole punching, turn your paper over and punch a hole where your score line meets your pencil line.  Repeat along the length of the strip of paper at each scored line.
 Now punch a half hole along the score line at both the top and bottom of the strip, like the image above.
You will end up with a ticket strip like this!  Which you can incorporate as a whole piece on a project or you can cut down into individual tickets to use as a smaller embellishment.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April Colour Challenge Highlights

Hi there!

Our April colour challenge has come to a close, and I wanted to be sure to feature a few projects that were submitted for the challenge.

To refresh your memory, these were the challenge colours....

We had truly lovely spring-ish entries for April!  Have a look at these few, that I chose to highlight!
from Irit Shalom, this sweet mini album
from Brenshevia, an adorable all this girly layout
from Sandy Ross, a darling Easter Bunny layout

 We want to send a huge thank you out to everyone that played along!  Please check back on May 1st for our new colour challenge, which will have an extra little surprise in it for you!!

Thanks for playing along!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Fall Retreat Early Bird Special

Hello all! 

I just wanted to give you a quick reminder that the Early Bird booking special for our Fall Retreat is coming to an end next Saturday, so if you want to take advantage of this deal, now is the time.

In case you missed the information released last week, have a look below....

We are pleased to once again host our Fall Retreat at the Elmhurst Inn Resort and Aveda Spa. And since we enjoyed the large space of the Grand Ballroom, we shall return there to scrap in style!  
Your scrapbook vacation will begin Friday November 2nd at 5pm and end Sunday November 4th at 5pm! 48 hours of scrappy time. All meals, snacks and beverages are included and are catered by the Elmhurst. Alcohol is available for an additional fee. Bring your bathing suit and enjoy the hot tub, sauna, or book a spa service! Includes 2 nights accommodation (prices are based on double occupancy)...all this for only $325 + HST! 
And remember, book your spot with a $100 deposit by April 28th and SAVE $20! A single rate is also available on the webstore if you prefer your own room!  Reservations and deposits can be made here on our webstore.
GREAT LOOT, ON-SITE STORE, FRIENDLY HOSTS, CLASSES, PRIZES and MORE! For more information, please contact us at 905.730.2673 or email us at

Thanks for visiting us today!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sketch-y Friday

Hi there!

Thanks for visiting the blog today!  We have your weekly sketch all ready for you!

Sorry about the grey scale, my PSE was playing tricks on me!  Hope it still inspires you.

I also want to share this layout created by Elaine .....

... it was created based on our February 3rd sketch.

 Remember, if you play along with any of our sketches feel free to send your projects to me via email here and I will be thrilled to post them on the blog.

Thanks for popping in!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Inspiration on Thursday

Hi there!

Happy Thursday!

I am sharing a mini album today, from Eileen, our Queen of the mini albums!  I know many of you are huge fans of her mini albums and this one will not disappoint.......

Stunning right?  Love the layers of tags, cards, doilies.  Love that she invested in a sewing machine and added so much texture with it to this project, Love the colours, love the pockets, well I just love it all!

Thank you for sharing Eileen!

If you would like to share a project you create, send it to me here.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tips and Techniques Wednesday - Swirly Twine Flower

Hello all!

I saw these cute swirly twine flowers on many projects online and thought I needed to share them with you all!

Let's get started....

First gather your supplies.  You will need a circle of card stock the approximate size of your finished flower, twine (or any other type of 'cording' and liquid glue (or large glue dots)..

Add liquid glue to you card stock circle.

Tie a knot in one end of your twine.

Place the knot in the centre of your 'gluey' card stock, then start working around the card stock in a circular fashion.

Continuing on until the entire circle is filled in.

This is one I did out of heavier weight jute.  It was not as playable thus the hole in the centre but that is okay, I will be topping them off with a button.

And this is a card that I made with my swirly twine flower'
Thanks for popping by!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

April Featured Customer

Hello all!

It's my favourite time of the month again!  Featured customer day!  And today we are introducing you to Jenn VanderMuelen-Young !

 This is Jenn with her beautiful family.  We met just shortly before the birth of ScrapMuch? and enjoy her humour and generosity at crops and retreats!

Let's get to know Jenn by checking out her A's to our Q's!
1. How long have you been scrapbooking?

I started scrapbooking after the birth of my first son Will (fall 2009). My friend Sheri, an experienced scrapper, encouraged me to give it a try and I was instantly hooked! We would scrap while our babes slept and fill their waking hours with photo shoots (poor kids). Sheri invited me to come out to her hostess club which led to scrapbooking with a fabulous group of girls (2 of which own, operate, and design for Scrapmuch). Love, love, love scrapbooking!

2. Do you also create hand made cards?

I have made a few cards for friends and family and do really enjoy the option of completing a small project when I am in need of some scrap-therapy. I find cards are the only thing I can scrap at home with the cats and kids running around.

3. Who is your favourite subject to scrapbook?

My beautiful boys. My kids are definitely my creative inspiration. Every time I take a picture of them doing something silly I think of what paper would suit the scene and what accents I have to make the picture pop.

4. Where do you find your scrapbooking inspiration?

I am most inspired by the girls I scrap with, they are a very creative group. I am constantly scrap-lifting from each and every one of them. I can be an incredibly efficient scrapper when I have access to someone else scrapbook. Magazines and online sketches are another resource. I am in awe of people who can scrap without a template in front of them - that is definitely something I aspire to do.

5. Where do you scrapbook?

Unfortunately, I don't get much time to scrap. Since the birth of my second son I have hardly scrapped at all!!! I can't scrap at home because of my crazy cats (they get into everything) so I only scrap with I can get together with my scrappy friends. So where do I scrap? At ScrapMuch crops and retreats, charity crops (JustGutsta Scrap), and occasionally I go to a fellow scrappers house and get creative.

6. What is one of your current favourite products?

I love Bazzil flowers! Also, I finally bought liquid glass...I use it to tack down everything! Though my current favourite product has to be the Sew Easy!

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

I tried blogging once, I just can't commit to the time it takes to maintain a blog. 

And here are a few of Jenn's favourite layouts.....
We love the muted colours of this layout with a pop of red in the flower.

We love that Jenn used 3 photos on a one page layout, the over sized title is also a great touch.

We love that this layout just says fall, it definitely sets the scene for this sweet photo.

We love that Jenn was able to make this pretty page look masculine as well.
Thank you so much Jenn for being our Featured Customer this month (pretty painless, right?)!  I really appreciate it, and our readers love getting to know other scrappers!

If you or anyone you know would like to be a featured customer, please send me an email here.   You can expect to receive a confirmation email, then a few weeks before your turn a second email detailing what we would need from you.  Sign up today to be placed on the list, we are looking for someone to feature for April and beyond!
Thanks for visiting us today!