Friday, April 29, 2011

Sketch-y Friday

Hello and happy Friday!

It may not be a long weekend, but it's the weekend non the less!  I have a busy one ahead of me, how about you?  Hopefully you get some scrappy time, here is a sketch to play with...
And here is my take on it!

Thank you for allowing me to provide you with inspiration each week!  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Creations by Eileen

Hello all!

We have a bonus reveal for you today!  Eileen (sister to owner Elaine) created several layouts and cards when we scrapped together the other week.  I harassed her for pictures as I knew you would be inspired by her creativity.

Have a look.....

Thank you for sharing Eileen, as always your work is lovely, and I always enjoy spending time with you!  And thank you to all of our blog friends for stopping by to see what we are up to!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Technique Wednesday!

Hello all!

I have a different type of tutorial this week, well more of a tip really.  Have you ever seen a sweet image you would love to add to a card, layout of other type of project?  Well, a few months back I found ta few of these Beatrix Potter books at an antique store....
They brought back sweet memories of reading them to my big boys when they were babes.  I don't know why but I didn't keep any of them.

They have such sweet illustrations.....
When I bought the book I had anticipated cutting out the illustrations to use directly onto a project.  But, I couldn't bring myself to do this.  Then I saw this tip online and thought I'd pass it on to you.  It's the perfect solution!

Scan or photocopy your favourite storybook images, then take it one step further and print them onto textured white cardstock.  They look like original pieces of art!
Beautiful right?

And have a look at this image on a card I made for my Mom...
Just as a caution, all images in books are copyrighted.  Using them for your personal use is okay, but not for the purpose of selling your creations.

Thanks for stopping by today to learn a new tip! 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

More New Items in the Store

 Hello all!

Just wanted to let you know about two new lines that we have just added to our online store......

Introducing Baby Saurus by My Little Yellow Bicycle
 You can find all of the super fun papers and embellishments here.

Also introducing Tiny Princess by My Little Yellow Bicycle.
Which can be found here in our store.

Thanks for popping in today and stay tuned for more new scrappy goodness coming soon!

Monday, April 25, 2011

New in Store!


I thought I'd do a quick share of my favourite scrapbook adhesive.....

The GlueGlider Pro by Glue Arts.

It comes in many different 'strengths', I personally prefer the PermaTac.  It is really strong, I don't have to use much adhesive and I can hand my layouts up without fear that pieces will fall off. 
This is what the refills look like, and they are super easy to use.  Simply pull out the old one by placing your fingers on either side of the 'nib' (the green rolly thing!) and push in a new one!  You don't have to do any aligning at all.

a good tip is to buy at lest one refill when you make your first handle purchase (the handle comes with one insert.  Which reminds me, i should stock up now before the retreat in 2 1/2 weeks!

Thanks for coming to visit!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sketch-y Friday

Hello blog friends!

Happy Easter to you, we hope you get some extra time at home and some time to play with your scrappy goodies!

Here is the sketch for this week....

And here is my inspiration.....

Before you go, don't forget to check out our calendar of events on the sidebar, there are some big dates you may want to save and/or book ahead of time, like our very first ScrapPink which promises to be a great day, and for a great cause!  You will also notice a new thing in our sidebar, you can sign up to receive email notification when we publish a new post on the blog, this will help keep you up to date on what we have going on!

Thanks for stopping by and we hope you have a great long weekend!


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tutorial Wednesday

Hello all and Happy Hump Day!

The week is half over, or for those of you that work  regular shifts it's more than half over since we get Friday off!

This week's tutorial is about the basic tool kit for scrapbookers and card makers, if you are new(ish) to this hobby, you will notice that scrapbook stores ask you to bring a basic tool kit when you attend a class.  The video gives you some ideas of things you should have and may want to have in your kit. 

While you are here, how about checking out our new calendar of events page in the side bar.  Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Monday, April 18, 2011

New Class for April

Hello blog friends!

This month we thought we'd do something a little different and so we are offering an altered item for the class! We will be making a cute photo box (or recipe box or card box).

It would make a super sweet Mother's day gift for the Mom or Grandmother in your life, or even something wonderful for yourself.  It can be used on a coffee table for loose photos or to store photos you want to scrapbook.

Check out the class section of the sidebar for all of the details!

Hope to see you there!

Friday, April 15, 2011

April Featured Customer

Hello blog friends!

We have asked Julie Barnes to be our featured customer this month, Julie has joined us at several of our events.   We love her scrappy style.

Meet Julie.....

she is one fun gal!

And now for the Q & A part of our feature, let's get to know Julie a little better......

1.   How long have you been scrapbooking?  
I've been scrapping for about 6 years now, enjoying every second.
2. {SM?} Do you also create hand made cards?
{Julie}Yes I love creating handmade cards, altered items, and scrap pages as well as lately Ive been doing a lot of mini albums.
3.  {SM?} Who is your favourite subject to scrapbook?
{Julie}My favorite subject to scrapbook is my best friend's little girl Elodie, shes a total cutie pie.
4.  (SM?} Where do you find your scrapbooking inspiration?
{Julie}I find my inspiration all over the place, but usually tend to go scrap shopping when I am in a rut, new products and ideas always get my mojo hopping. I also cruise site galleries for inspiration.

5.  {SM?} Where do you scrapbook?
{Julie}I usually scrapbook in my scraproom at home, but recently have enjoyed attending crops. they're always fun.
6.  {SM?} What is one of your current favourite products?
{Julie}Right now my current favorite product is patterned paper, lately I cant get enough Bo Bunny (Gabrielle collection), ANYTHING from Prima Marketing, and lately my sewing machine it just adds that perfect extra little finishing touch.

7.  {SM?} Do you have a blog that we can share with our readers?
{Julie}I sure do have a blog, check it out and become a follower...  :)

 Here are a few of Julie's favourite layouts.....

 We love all of the texture in this layout.
Love the colour combo and the multiple layers of flowers.
 Look at all of that beautiful machine stitching!

Thanks Julie!  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.

Anita, Elaine, Eileen and Laura

Sketch-y Friday


Hip Hip Hooray it's Friday!  I am so excited, tomorrow I am scrapping just for fun with my scrappy friends! I hope you get some play time too.  How about I leave you with a sketch to play with this weekend.

 and here is my take on the sketch.....

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Layouts to share

Hello all,

I have some beautiful layouts to share, created by our very own Eileen (if you have been to one of our crops, she usually is found at the cash register holding down the fort) aside from being a math genius, she is super talented in the scrappy department too!  Check out some of her recent work....

Apparently she did these after returning from Scrapfest, the girl has stamina too, as I was dead on my feet when I got home!

Thanks for sharing Eileen, you are truly inspirational!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Hello all!

Well it's all over, and what a great time we had!  Don't get me wrong it was a lot of work, but oh so worth it!

Our booth was beautiful, we had so many lovely comments from customers and other vendors alike!   We learned so much and have even started a list of things to prepare for next time.

Laura (designer), Anita (owner), Elaine (owner), Eileen (financial wizard)

Our booth was super busy!  We sold out of so many things, and took orders from what will now be new customers.

We even had to restock our shelves Friday night!

We met up with old friends and made some new ones!  Our draw prize had more entries than we cared to count, that was awesome!

We had a fun and funky 'make and take' at our booth on Saturday morning, run by the beautiful Casey from Westcott, with help from her dad, John, also of Westcott.  (Thank you to them for that.)

There was a huge, huge crop going on behind the scenes... several of the ladies popped over to shop for necessities (ie. anything scrapbooking related hehehe).

One lovely lady even came back to show us the layout she created with her purchases!  Thanks Ann, your layout is beautiful!

'free spirit' by Ann Davies

Personally, I got a real thrill out of how many people asked to photograph my designs, you can't image what that does to my heart!

I promised to share the name badges that I created for us to wear at Scrapfest, check them out....

The instructions for the fan-fold flower is here, and then I just layered circles on a scalloped circle, with a computer printed name and a flower embellishment.

Anyway, on behalf of the beautiful owners ......

Anita and Elaine

...... I would like to send a huge thank you to everyone that made our weekend a success, from Lisa Sales Furtney the gracious owner and organizer of the event - and her attentive staff, the kind vendors that came to say hello and left a compliment behind (and a few of you even sent a customer or two our way), Westcott for providing our 'make and take' and for giving us a big shout out during a class, and the many, many customers that visited our booth and left with a little something that you will add to a project you create with heart.  This is a fairly new business for us and we are still in the learning phase, and we want you to know that we appreciate each and every one of you for sharing your knowledge, your kindness, your creations and your hard earned dollars with us.  THANK YOU! We can't wait to do it again!

Laura, Anita, Elaine and Eileen

Tutorial Wednesday

Hello blog friends!

As always it's time for another technique for you today!  I have crated a quick video tutorial about adding glitter to your projects using a quick and easy technique that is fairly mess free, and the glitter stays on your creations!

And now for the still photos....

Thanks for popping by to see what I have been up to, hope you get some play time today!


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Another Reveal

Hello blog friends!

I was fortunate enough to receive a bonus kit to play with this month.  It featured papers, embellishments and a mini album from Bo Bunny's "Gabrielle' collection.  This is a beautiful collection that is so feminine, without being overly fru fur,  yet very soft and soothing.  It would be a great collection to use to create a page of a beautiful daughter, niece or grand daughter.  Maybe one of you and a special someone, or showing a relationship between you and your Mom or a grandmother and grandchild.  or even, a travel page featuring your family amid stunning scenery  The possibilities are endless.  Here is what I created....

12 x 12 'True Beauty" layout

'Spread your wings" chipboard mini album

I have asked Elaine to add photos of her sweet faced daughter, Zoe, to these for me.  Mini albums are a great way to feature an event that you have  several photos for or a special person in your life.

Thank you for popping by the blog today!