Friday, 30 October 2015

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Lawn Fawn Makes Everything Adorable!

Have you seen our new shipment of Lawn Fawn stamps?  Each one gets cuter and cuter as we stock them!  Come on in and check them out - think of all the stress relieving colouring you can get done with these adorables!

Of course I had to pop on over to their blog to check out what crafty cuteness their designers came up with.  Here are a few to get in the Halloween spirit!

Check out more HERE!


A little Spook to counteract the cute! ;-)

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Get It Scrapped with Scrap-A-Pack!

Yes, the rumours are true, scrappy people, you can get TEN layouts done in a day!  Amazing!!

Join us on Saturday, November 14th from 10am - 5pm and make FIVE double page layouts with the talented Ivy!  You can even turn them into TEN single layouts if you prefer - you're the boss!

This is our most popular scrapbooking class and what a great bunch of ladies to scrap with too!

Call or come into the store to register and save your spot.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Graphic45 Christmas Carol Cards and Inspiration

Tis the season to start your Christmas card making!  Come and join us on Monday, November 9th to make these gorgeous cards.  Bring your fussy cutting scissor hands!

The cards are made from the new Christmas Carol line by Graphic 45, and as always, they did not disappoint with their stunning collection!

Christmas Carol

Graceful Garden

Figgy Pudding

Yuletide Greetings

Bah Humbug

Seasonal Sentiments

Good Cheer

Scrooge and Marley

There is no shortage of inspiration from the Graphic 45 designers either - be sure to pop on over to their BLOG here to see what's been created so far.  Oh, don't worry, I won't leave you hanging!  Here are a couple of my favourites!

Bendy card.  This one is just incredible how it all unfolds - so much detail!

Another you must see more of, a dimensional delight for sure as you open it!

Psssst!  Both these beautiful projects have video's!!
Now I know we've not yet gotten past Halloween yet, but I hope you enjoyed your first dose of Christmas!  My favourite crafty season, I look forward to posting more Christmas wonder in the weeks to come!

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Throwback Thursday and We're Almost 2!!

It's FOUR WEEKS away crafty peeps!!!  Our 2nd Birthday Crop!  Here's a little #TBT to last year's amazing crop.

We were honoured to have Canadian Scrapbooker's, Kelly Klapstein join us and help host a Double the Fun sketch contest and fundraiser for Hope for Haiti.  Many of the attendees completed double page layouts for the contest, based on Kelly's sketch that would be going in the Summer 2015 Canadian Scrapbooker issue, and a few lucky, talented gals got their layouts published too!

Pages 134 - 137

Who knows what fun and surprises will be in store at this year's crop!  Better join us to find out!

November 20 - 22

FRIDAY - 6 PM - 2 AM $35
SATURDAY - 9 AM - 2 AM $75
SUNDAY - 9 AM - 4PM $45

Join us for over 30 hours of cropping fun...for only $130 for the WHOLE WEEKEND!

EARLY BIRD PRICE - pay by October 31st and it is only $110!!

**NEW** - By popular request, we are offering up FOUR spots for those wanting their own table! For an additional $25 we will ensure you have the whole table to yourself. First come, first served.

All food and drinks are provided, plus make and takes, super fun games, a BIG grand prize, tons of door prizes, goody bags every day for all scrappers and a weekend filled with scrappy fun!

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Stencil Me This, Stencil Me That! Stencil Girl Products In the Shop!

Three cheers for more stencils in the store!!  Check out these awesome Stencil Girl products just in:

Come on in and check them out, or shop online anytime!  As vast as our stencil collection is, there are even more ideas out there on how to use them!  Here are a few that caught my eye while browsing Pinterest . . .

One of my favourite techniques, dabbing inks onto the stencil, misting with water, then pressing the paper onto the stencil, transferring the ink onto the paper.  Gives such a beautiful effect!  Go on, you know you want to try it now . . . I'll be here when you get back ;-)

Here is a beautiful card that jumped out at me.  Love this look and want to try it!

Think off the page too, so many home decor ideas to use your stencils for too!  

A little out there for my personal taste, but stunning none the less - stencil your stairs!

Lastly, I stumbled upon this post and had to check it out.  This witty DIYer walks you thru stenciling your walls and what she does in her laundry room is just fabulous!!

Happy Stencilling!!  
And don't be shy, comment with a link to your latest or greatest stenciling project, we'd love to see!

Monday, 19 October 2015

Release Your Inner Child and Relieve Stress . . .

If you've been looking for an excuse to act like a kid again - look no further!  Adult colouring is all the rage right now and is toted as an excellent way to relieve stress.  This new trend is relaxing, calming, and FUN!  An excellent way to engage your creative side without worrying how it turns out.

Jamie Dougherty's "The Bloom Book" and "The Enchanted Book" are two incredible examples of adult colouring books available, and you can get them at Scrap Addicts!

There are really no rules to colouring, and your colouring tools are endless - markers, crayons, pastels, pencil crayons, water colours, you name it!  For the really crafty souls out there you can also play around with different mediums, such as clear gesso like Cori-Lyn has done in this gorgeous Bloom Girl project that she then used water colours on:

Of course there is always the vast selection of printable sheets and tutorials on Pinterest!  Search "Adult Coloring" and take a quick browse, you'll be inspired in no time!

Here is one by Coloring Pages for Adults that you can print from their site:

Want to get into the Halloween spirit?  Here is a Sugar Skull from Printable Coloring Pages:

Another great way to get creative and de-stress is Zentangling and drawing patterns.  Come and learn some patterns and relax with friends while we create our very own adult colouring page!

6:30PM - 9:30PM

Supplies needed for this class:
- pencil and eraser
- ruler or straight edge
- a variety of black pens with different sized nibs

All skill levels invited and appreciated!


Friday, 16 October 2015

Flashback Friday with Frank!!

Remember those AMAZING classes with Frank Garcia back in February?!

Were you one of the lucky ones to attend his classes?  Don't you wish you could do it all again?

Frank is coming back to us in February, yay!!  I know it's still a bit of a wait, and more information will be released as we have it, but in the meantime you can get your Frank-fill with his Christmas Tag class he has given permission for us to teach!

Simply Stunning!!  

10AM - 5PM

Call or come into the store to register today!

Not in love with Frank yet?  No worries, CLICK HERE and you will be!