Monday, February 28, 2011

Blog Sketch Contest Winner

Good Monday Morning all!

First of all, my apologies for the delay, I was going to stay up late and set this all up last night, but I was too tired.  Ooops!

Thank you to the ladies that played along with our contest! Two of you were very enthusiastic and submitted multiple entries, yayy you!   If you were one of the ladies that I spoke to that had hoped to play along, but didn't, perhaps next time you'll be able to join us.

I love seeing all the different takes on one of my sketches, it's a personal little thrill for me each time one of you sends me a reveal or shows me one of your creations at an event. LOVE that!

Here are our entries, in order of submission.....

1.  Laura Shaver

2.  Victoria Keith

3.  Victoria Keith

4.  Victoria Keith

5.  Sandy Ross

6.  Laura Shaver

Using Random.Org to draw a number between 1 and 6, to determine a winner of the online gift certificate..... (insert drum roll) the winner is ........

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2011-02-28 16:00:01 UTC

Congratulations  Sandy!  Email me here to claim your prize!
Can't wait to do this again! I had a blast!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Sketch-y Friday

Good Morning!

I'm so happy it's Friday and I am hoping for some time to play this weekend!  In our usual Friday tradition, here is a sketch for you to play with this weekend.  Don't forget to play along with the challenge!  I thought we'd funk it up a little this week and make it purple!

Happy Friday and happy scrapping!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Product in Store for you!

Hello everyone!

Edited February 24th,  please note these items are selling out fast.  However, we are expecting more deliveries. 

We just received our first shipment of We R Memory Keeper's 'Sew Easy" tool.  We love it and we know you will too!

Have a look .....

This is the basic stitch piercing tool with the standard head.  The heads are interchangeable, how awsome is that!  These will sell for   $8.25, in our store.

One of  two head option we received, there will be several more once production is complete!  The heads will retail for  $3.00.  This is the 'hem' stitch head. 

The 'burst' stitch head, each head can be stitched a minimum of three ways, making them very  versatile.

The foam piercing mat, which allows the paper to be pierced without damaging your work surface.   The mats are $8.25.

Look at all of these floss options.......

And can you believe it, there will be even more floss options in the future.  Each package of floss will sell for  $2.00.

The needles have large eyes making threading them a cinch!  Even better, the needles store in the handle of the basic tool!  Each package of needles will sell for  $2.00.

As a bonus, we are offering this starter kit for    $39.99, it includes: the basic tool, both heads listed above as well as all of the floss listed above, the mat and the needles!  Now, you can't beat that can you?  We know this will be a new 'go to' tool of choice for you!

You can watch a demo of this tool in use here.....


and here.....

As always, you can place orders online here,  by phone at 905-730-2673, or by email at

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy scrapping!
Anita, Elaine and Laura

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ladies Night Out Pizza Crop - more information

Hello all!

Here is a little more information on our Ladies Night out Pizza Crop in March (oh my gosh, March is like next week!)

ScrapMuch? is hosting a Ladies Night Out evening crop and pizza party on Friday, March 18, 2011 in Brantford (location to be announced soon). 

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!

The 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.

Hope to see you there!
Anita, Elaine and Laura

Leaf Tutorial

Hello All!

Today is Wednesday and you know what that means {well, other than we are halfway through the work week ;)} it's tutorial day! 

For today's tutorial I will be showing you how to make a little leaf to add in around your flowers on your cards and layouts.  And for a bit of extra fun, I decided to make a video of it.  I had to learn a few new things to do make this video, and I love that, too!  So check it out, I hope you enjoy it.


Here is a better look at the layout that I created and used this leaf making technique on.

Don't forget that this is the last week to play along with any of our sketches, for a chance to win a $25.00 online credit!  You can find all the details on that contest here.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Crop News!

Hello all!

We have had some requests to do a crop in March, sooooo you got it, we are going to do just that!!! Yayy!  We are so excited!

Although, we are going to change things up a bit, we are doing a ladies night out pizza crop!  Nothing better than hanging out with the girls, eating some munchies, chatting and scrapping, right?

Mark you calendars and send us an email or give us a quick phone call at 905-730-2673, to reserve your spot. The crop will be held on Friday, March 18th from 4pm until Midnight.  The location will be determined at a later date and we will contact each person that has registered to ensure they have the information they need, it will however be in the Brant area.  It will just depend on numbers.   

Thanks for popping by, hope to see you soon!
Elaine, Anita and Laura

Friday, February 18, 2011

Sketch-y Friday

Good Morning all!

It's Friday, and you know what that means!  Another fun sketch to share!  Don't forget to play along with our sketch challenge  for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to our online store, you can find all the information here!  Remember you have until Sunday February 27th to submit all of your layouts based on our sketches.

And now here is this week's sketch........

Which is based on this layout I created , almost 2 years ago.  It's a great way to incorporate a lot of photos.

Thanks for stopping by, we really appreciate it.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

2000 hits sketch contest

Just a quick FYI -  I have had a few questions so... just to confirm, all layouts based on our sketches are due Sunday, February 27th by Midnight to be considered for the contest.  You do not need to create anything on a weekly basis.  You are more than welcome to submit as you go along or anytime prior to the contest deadline.  Thanks!


Wednesday's Turorial

Hi all!

Happy Wednesday!  For today's tutorial I thought I'd share a technique I demonstrated at the class last Thursday night.  Stick pins are all the rage right now, and they are super easy to make.  You can see on this class layout some very simple little stick pins....

And here's how...

First gather your supplies:
paper - patterned or solid, but I prefer heavier weight papers
punches or dies, about 1 inch is a great size
sewing needles (I got mine from the dollar store)
Adhesive or Glue Dots, I like these Zots because they are thick they add some dimension.

First, die cut or punch two identical shapes.

 Flip over one of the shapes, add a glue dot and a needle.

 Now layer the second shape over top.

 You can add some bling to glam it up.

Here are a few more.....
 A little flower with a button centre.

 A butterfly with little pearls as it's body.

 A layered lollipop flower with a gem centre.

 A music note with some wee little gems.

And here they all are on display!

Hope you take a  few minutes to make a few of these, they are super quick and so fun!

Thanks for popping by today!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

February Featured Customer

Hello all!

This month's featured customer is Sandy Ross.  Sandy attended the Fall Retreat with us which is where we first met, since then she has also attended a crop and a class.  She is a great lady, with a terrific sense of humour.  And we love that she brings her family along, too!  I personally, enjoy chatting with her, such a friendly gal!

Here is Sandy in one of her favourite spots, her beautiful garden!  I am loving the look of all that green and sunshine!
 Now for the Q and A part of the feature......

1.  {SM?} How long have you been scrapbooking? 
I have been scrapbooking for over 20 years in one way or another.

2. {SM?} Do you also create hand made cards?
I have, but not very many.
3.  {SM?} Who is your favourite subject to scrapbook?
My family….especially the grandbabies….they make it easy.
4.  {SM?} Where do you find your scrapbooking inspiration?
From my new scrapbooking buddies, magazines and online.
5.  {SM?} Where do you scrapbook?
At home…at Scrapmuch? Retreats and Scrap Days.
6.  {SM?} What is one of your current favourite products?
My Cricut machine that I got for Christmas.

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

And here are a couple of Sandy's favourite layouts!

 Such a fun layout, highlighting her super fun children!

We love that Sandy incorporated so many photos in her layout, so many of you ask for that, this is a great example!

Thanks Sandy!  We really appreciate you being part of this feature!  If you or someone you know would like to be a featured customer, you can email me, Laura, and let me know.

Elaine, Anita and Laura

Monday, February 14, 2011

It's almost time...

for The Crohn's and Colitis all day crop.... check out the details ....

If you don't yet have your tickets, check out registration information here, it promises to be a great day! Looking forward to seeing you there!

Elaine, Anita and Laura

2000 Blog Hits Blog Candy

Good Monday Morning and Happy Valentine's Day all,

Edited: February 15th, I have had a few questions so... just to confirm, all layouts based on our sketches are due Sunday, February 27th by Midnight to be considered for the contest.  You do not need to create anything on a weekly basis.  You are more than welcome to submit as you go along or anytime prior to the contest deadline.  Thanks!

Even if you don't like Monday's you will like today!  In honour of all of our blog friends that helped us get to 2000 blog hits last week, we are offering a blog prize!  Check it out, if you play along with us, you will have a chance to  win this......

A $25.00 gift certificate to our online store! Woo hoo!  How awesome is that!  Of course, the gift certificate pictured here is just a sample, if you are the winner you will get an online credit to use for your purchase.

Now for the fun part, if you want a chance to win, you have to play along with us!  Simply use any of the sketches we have posted on the blog.  You can even use the sketches that we will post this coming Friday and next Friday the 25th, if you are a down to the wire kind of gal!  Once you have made a layout with one of our sketches, email me a photograph of your layout here, I will send you a confirmation email that your name has been entered into the draw.  Also, please leave a comment on this post, so everyone can see who is playing along.  The best part is you can do as many layouts as you wish.  More layouts mean more entries, just send separate emails to me for each layout please, and separate comments on this post.  That should keep things exciting!

The contest will close on Sunday February 27th at midnight (Brantford, Ontario time).  By playing along you agree to let us post your wonderful creations on the blog.  We will draw for a winner from all of the entries on Monday February 28th, and make a blog announcement!

Good luck and have fun!
Anita, Elaine and Laura

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine Inspiration

Hello ladies!

We thought we'd share some Valentine inspiration with you, in case you are still need to create something with your little sweets for their school mates.

Elaine and her daughter Zoe created these.  And I have it on good authority that Zoe was the main creative influence on this project.  Aren't these little flower children darling?  I know I would love to receive one, how about you?

And my son, Timmy, created these flower pops for his classmates.

We love how the Cricut and some scrap papers can be turned into a fun treat to share with friends!

thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Sketch-y Friday

Hello all!

Here is this week's sketch for you to play with!

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Stamping using masking techniques

Hello all!

I don't know about you, but I have been pulling out my stamps more often lately.  The other day I was playing around with a masking  technique and thought it might be a good one to share here.  It is kind of fun to see all the different looks you can create.

I decided my main focal point would be a flower and I knew I wanted to use yellow ( I have Spring on the brain, I am so ready for it!).  I started out by stamping my flower onto a scrap piece of cardstock.  And trimmed around it with sharp pointy scissors, carefully. I repeated this step so I ended up with these masks, both a positive and a negative of the image.

Next, I stamped the background on my base cardstock, with a background stamp.  I used the soft yellow that I would use later on my flower.

Next, stamp your main image onto your paper wherever you would like it to sit.

Position your negative mask over your stamped image, hold it in place using a repositionable adhesive.  If you do not own this, use your usual adhesive, just dab it onto your sweater to remove some of the stickiness first.  You can see, I've used my mask a few times, you should be able to, as well.

Now start adding colour to your image, you can use one of these tools or a sponge dauber.

I started with a light yellow around the centre and added a darker yellow to the edges.  Be sure to work from the outside in.  This helps keep the ink from going under your mask.  By using the same colour for your background stamp as you do to colour your image, your background stamp won't be visible on your image.

Here is a quick peak, but you will want to leave your mask in place for the next step.

Now, with your mask back into place.....

Stamp a second background image, in a darker colour, such as the medium tone brown I am using. Only this time, you will only stamp the background image over the flower itself.


Your image now has a a layered look.

 The next step is to add some leaves, coming out from behind the flower..  I have chosen this stamp.

Cover your stamped and coloured flower with the positive image mask.  (You can see I have also used this mask a couple of times.)


Now go ahead and stamp your leaves in a colour that you like, in a position that works for you.

Here you can see I have stamped two sets of leaves, and have not removed the mask yet.

And here is what it looks like, all together.

I finished up my stamped image by doodling around my leaves, I likeD the solid border around my flower and thought I should recreate it with my leaves.   Then I added the whole project to a card front.

 Thanks for popping by to check out this week's tutorial!