Friday, October 28, 2011

Sketch-y Friday

Hi there!

So glad you popped in today!  As always Friday means a new sketch for you, so here it is.....

If you would like your layouts that you create based on our sketches, featured here on the blog, email them to me here.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Inspiration on Thursday

Hi all!
I am really loving the inspiration we are seeing her on Thursday's, are you? 

Today's inspiration comes from Anita, she's had fun playing with American Crafts 'Night Fall" collection......

If you have a layout or card that you would like to see posted here to inspire others, email your creations to me here.  The only stipulation is it must be created with at least 75% of product we offer in our store.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The COUNTDOWN is on!

Hello all!

This is a special post for those of you that are joining us on retreat November 11th.  (If you are someone considering our next retreat, this will give you a sneak peek at what to expect.)

ONLY 16 more sleeps until our FALL 2011 Scrapbook Retreat!!!
We are very excited to host this wonderful event at the Elmhurst Inn Resort and Spa. In only a couple of short weeks we will be enjoying the beautiful scenery, a full weekend of scrapping and great company. Not to mention, great loot! We have worked out all the final details with the Elmhurst and are excited to share them with you. Remember, this is your weekend! Whether you want to scrap all weekend, get a spa treatment, stroll the grounds or just hang out, this weekend is YOUR getaway. Enjoy!

Check In & Important Details
On Friday, November 11th you can check in at the main building any time after 2pm and get settled into your room. We are scrapping in the Carriage house just a short step away, off the main parking lot. The Carriage House will be open at 5pm at which time you may come and unload/set up your scrappy stuff! There will be a seating chart at the door of the carriage house so you and your friends know where to sit. We will have tables set up on the main floor and upper level.
Let the scrapping begin!
A Buffet Style Dinner will be served to us in the Carriage house, on the lower level, at 6:30pm. This is just the first of the fabulous meals the Elmhurst provides. (alcohol is available from the Elmhurst at an additional expense)
*If you have any food allergies please let us know so we can inform the Elmhurst.
You may scrap until your heart desires! We will stay up into the wee hours and ensure the door is locked when we leave so your stuff will be safe overnight. Who knows? Maybe someone will even pull an all-nighter! If you get to the carriage house and it is locked in the morning, please go to the front desk and get the key. It is usually open quite early though.
A buffet style breakfast is offered in the main buildings' dining room, from 7am-10am. Join us in the Carriage house for another day of scrapping, at your leisure.
A coffee/Teas service and snack will be offered at around 10am, followed by lunch at noon. All meals and snacks will be in the lower level of the carriage house with the exception of breakfast. Our afternoon snack will be around 2 pm, and dinner will be at 5:30pm.
We have a fun evening planned, if you so choose to partake. Get in your jammies and scrap in comfort. We will be playing a fun and quick game (to give away some cool prizes!) in the lower level around 8:30 pm and...if you feel like a 'girls night out' away from scrapping, we will be playing the movie, 'Bridesmaids' around 10pm.
Scrap until your hearts content again, and do it all again on Sunday! We can scrap until 5pm on Sunday, however check out time from your room is 11am. Breakfast will be available once again from 7am-10am. Lunch and snacks will be served at the same designated times.
If you have any questions please contact us at 905.730.2673 or email us at
Class Information
We are offering three classes over the weekend at the retreat. If you would like to sign up for one or more of the classes you can do so by emailing A sign up sheet will also be available at the retreat however some of the classes have limited space.
1 of 6 cards
The first class is a Christmas Card class designed by Laura. The class will start Saturday at 1:30pm. You will be making 6 beautiful cards, featuring a ton of techniques for only $12.99 + tax. Get a jump on your card making!

peppermint twist
The second class offered is on Saturday after dinner where we will make this really cool advent calendar!
This Kit is super-cute. For only $16.99 + hst, you can complete this class. Spaces are limited for this class.
The last class offered is a Shadow Box Canvas by Quick Quotes. It is so beautiful and makes for a wonderful Christmas gift. Cost of the Class is $38 + hst, and will be completed on Sunday at 10am. Spaces for this class are limited. If you have already pre-ordered this kit, you will receive it at the retreat and can choose to the do the class or not!
Canvas Shadowbox

Our Store
We will be setting up our beautiful store on site! For your convenience we will run tabs for the weekend. Please ensure your tab is cleared by Sunday at 4pm. Who knows? Maybe one lucky person will have their tab paid for them!
Our store will be open as soon as one of us is there in the morning and will close when we go to bed at night. Please ensure you do not shop the store while we are not there and that all purchases are recorded by our cashier. Thank you.
ScrapMuch? accepts Visa, Mastercard, Amex Debit or cash, and uses Chase Paymentech.
Thank you as always for checking in with us!
Anita, Elaine, Eileen and Laura

Tips and Techniques Wednesday - Halloween Chocolate Wrap

Hi there!

I am back this week with another Halloween treat tutorial for you.  This week we will make chocolate wraps for mini chocolate bars.  But you could easily modify this to wrap a regular sized chocolate bar, too.
Start out by measuring your little treat for width.  Mine is 1 inch wide.
I decided to use this Spellbinder die as my treat wrap, it is the perfect size.
Find the centre point of your die cut and measure 1/2" out form either side of the centre and score.  This will give you a 1" space to nestle your chocolates into.
 Punch a hole in the centre of each end.
 Add a little bit of patterned paper to the front.  I used a larger border punch to give the paper some shape.
 Next step add your chocolate (you may want to use a little glue dot to keep it in place) and then tie up the top with a bit of ribbon and embellish with soem stickers or chipboard accents and perhaps a button,

 That's it, easy as pie!

Thanks for checking in with me this week, I really appreciate it!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Craft Fair

Hello everyone!

I just wanted top op in quick and let you know about a craft fair that is happening on November 5th at Ryerson Heights School in Brantford.

The school is located on 33 Dowden Street and the fair runs from 9am until 2pm.  

And the best news is ScrapMuch?, your favourite scrapbook store  will be onsite again this year!

Hope to see you there, pop in and say hi!
Anita, Elaine, Laura and Eileen

Monday, October 24, 2011

New in Store! - Sew Ribbon

Hello blog Friends!

Well We R Memory Keepers has done it again, at the Summer CHA they launched a new tool and it is now available in store for all of us to play with!

The new product -Sew Ribbon- is super easy to use and versatile enough to be placed anywhere on a scrapbook page or card!

It is available in a variety of designs, and you can find these three in our store, now......
Shoelace design
Leaf Design
Leaf Design
 They retail for $16.25.

We are also carrying a selection of ribbons for use with this product......

 The ribbons retail for $6.25.

And, the needles.....

These retail for $2.50.

Elaine, Eileen, Anita and I all fell in love with this product, and we are so excited that it has arrived in the store!

You can check out this You-tube video to see how it works....

(please bear in mind the pricing mentioned in the video is U.S" pricing)

Here is a little sample from CHA.

Thanks for popping by today to see what we are up to!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Scrapfest Follow Up

Hello all,

I just wanted to pop in a post a few photos of the ScrapMuch? booth at Scrapfest.

As always we work really hard to make our booth feel warm and friendly, as well as provide loads of samples to get the creative juices flowing and offer a deal of some sort to our shoppers.  And prizes don't hurt either, right?

Here are a few pictures of the booth....


We received a lot of lovely comments from shoppers and other vendors about how nice our booth looked.  It was worth all of the hours of hard work!

We donated a prize to the event.  It was won by Beatrice!
Eileen and I are busy getting Friday's night's make and take ready.  Eileen designed a really sweet note pad cove and it was a huge hit and we had line ups for it the entire time we ran it.  It was my job to run the make and take and I had the pleasure of chatting with 100 women in a very short time.  You can expect to see a tutorial on it in November.
Brenda from Wescott also ran a make and take for us on Saturday, which also went over very well.  A big thank you to Brenda and Wescott for their support!
Okay, Anita did need two attempts at getting Brenda's make and take right, but once she did, she had the best finished product by far.  You may see this make and take at an up coming event (now that Anita has mastered it, lol)!

 Here a great shot of Elaine and Eileen hard at work, old school style.  Imagine there is no satellite signal in this beautiful newer building, so it was cash and manual credit card transaction all the way!  Thankfully, as even though it was our first time at this event, the customers knew what to expect and came prepared.
 Look how packed our booth was, this was pretty much consistent through out the event!
 Here are some random shots just for you.....

so Anita, we love her so!
beautiful Elaine!

hate having my photo taken, but I am secretly glad they do!
sweet, smart and funny Eileen!
taking a moment for a good laugh
Anita with Brenda from Wescott and Lisa, who runs Scrapfest
 All in all it was a fabulous weekend, It's always fun to get out and meet new friends and customers. 

A big thank you goes out to Lisa and her crew at Scrapfest for all of their hard work, especially Gary - what would we do without him!  And thank you to all of our customers for their ongoing and continued support, we appreciate you!

Thank you for stopping in today!
Elaine, Anita, Eileen and Laura

Friday, October 21, 2011

Sketch-y Friday

Hallo everyone!

Today is Friday and that means I have a sketch to share with you.....

If you would like your layouts that you create based on our sketches, featured here on the blog, email them to me here.
Enjoy, I hope you have some time to play!


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Inspiration on Thursday

Hello all,

It's inspiration Thursday and once again Eileen has offered to share a layout with us....

And these cards....

Thanks Eileen!  And remember, if you have a layout or card that you would like to see posted here to inspire others, email your creations to me here.  The only stipulation is it must be created with at least 75% of product we offer in our store
Thanks for stopping in!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October 29th CROP & CLASS

Hello all!

I have a second post for you today, we have just released some information about an upcoming Crop and Class.....

DATE: Saturday October 29th, 2011
TIME: 9:00am-5:00pm
LOCATION: 29 Diana Ave
Salvation Army Church in West Brant

Tickets are only $25 for the day, and includes lunch, beverages, and snacks. Reserve your space by emailing us at:
Spaces must be pre-paid
DATE: Saturday October 29th, 2011  (same as above crop)
TIME: 10 am  (during above crop)
LOCATION: 29 Diana Ave (same as above crop)
Salvation Army Church in West Brant
Join us for the class at 10am and create the following Halloween layout. The Kit includes everything you need to complete the layout and you will have leftovers too! Cost of the class is $12.99 + hst. Techniques featured on the layout include inking, making a banner, creating an envelope and using a variety of punches. If you don't want to attend the crop, you can still attend the class! Please reserve your space by emailing us at so we can ensure there will be enough  kits.
Thanks for popping in today and we hope to see you on the 29th!

Tips and Techniques Wednesday - Halloween Treat Bag

Hello all!

With Halloween about a week and a half away I wanted to share a Treat Bag tutorial with  you.  These little bags are easy to make so there a great craft to make with your kids for their classmates.  You can make a couple of dozen in no time if you assembly line them!

 I decided to use the Ziploc snack sized bags for my treats ( you can use what ever suits you or your treats and modify the measurements if need be).  The width of these bags is 6.5" so I trimmed some black cardstock down to that width.  Then I trimmed the length to 6" so my finished topper would be just shy of 3".
Now punch along one width of your cardstock with any punch you chose... or none if that is your choice.  I used this bat edge punch.
 Next measure the new length of your cardstock and score at the centre point to create a fold.
 See your little topper is already taking shape.  This is a good place to pause and staple the topper onto the bags.

 Now embellish with papers and stickers and ribbon or floss until your heart's content!

Here is a little close up!

Thanks for popping in to see what I am up to.  Next week I will do another little treat tutorial.