Monday, 30 November 2015

Brush Lettering and Watercolouring with Kelly Klapstein!

Tomorrow is the day!  Kelly's Brush Lettering class!  Have you registered yet?!

And we are so excited, Kelly will be returning to teach a Watercolour Card Class, yay!!

Watercolour Card Class

Tuesday, December 8th

Aren't they gorgeous?!

Call or come into the store today to register!

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Thank You for An Amazing 2nd Birthday!

To everyone who made our 2nd Birthday Crop such a great success!!  It was a scraptabulous weekend all thanks to you!

The Scrapbook Fairy left plenty of goodies for all the croppers each morning, yay!

60 scrappers hard at "work" - makes for a room full of incredible inspiration!  These gals have some serious talents!

While procraftinating on Saturday I came across this and thought how perfectly it summed up the weekend, lol!

Can you relate?!

The food.  Oh, the food!  We certainly did not go hungry this weekend, Cori-Lyn and Ivy fed us well! 

And for those of you still drooling over the Gingerbread Pudding, here is the recipe - Enjoy!

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs

2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp ginger
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt

1 cup molasses
1 cup water

1 cup packed brown sugar
3 cups hot water
1/3 cup melted butter

Using mixer, mix sugar and butter together until smooth.  Slowly add in eggs.

Mix all dry ingredients together.

Mix molasses and water together.  Slowly add the dry ingredients and the molasses mixture to your beaten butter mixture and mix until smooth.

Add mixture to greased 9 x 13 pan.  Sprinkle the brown sugar over top. Mix melted butter with hot water and slowly pour over cake.  
DON'T PANIC!  It will look like a giant mess right now but I promise it will come out okay!

Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until the top is cracked and cake is set.

Of course it would just not be a birthday crop without games and prizes, right?!  Here was a new and fun one all seemed to enjoy.

Why yes, yes they are! :-)

Thank you again, friends, for making it such a successful crop - see you next time!

Friday, 20 November 2015

Fri-Yay!!! It's Birthday Crop Time!

All my bags are packed and I'm ready to go . . . ok, so not really, I will be scrambling last minute as always, but mentally I am already scrapping and ready for the Birthday Crop fun - how about you?!

Are you cropping with us this weekend?  Take a moment to leave a comment and tell us all what craftiness you will be working on this weekend - at the crop or at home!

One of my absolute favourite parts about these weekend crops is wandering around to see what everyone else is working on - not nosy, curiosity! ;-) lol.  I am hoping to capture some photos of all the crafty fun this weekend, so stay tuned and I'll share them here!

Happy Fri-Yay!

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Wordless Wednesday - Kindness and Love

Social media is awash with fear, worry, and uncertainty right now, so we are doing our part at combating this - promoting kindness and love - and ART of course!

First a little Cinderella wisdom:

Practice your handlettering by writing this beautiful quote out:

found on

Wouldn't this one look great in an art journal?  Have some fun with your supplies and make your own re-creation!

Need an idea for a kids craft to talk of love and kindness?  This one has stood out to me a few times - and the name of the site makes me giggle!

And lets not forget the home!  Making and displaying one of these pieces is sure to help all who see it feel the love!
This first one could be an excellent project for older kids too, I know mine would love it!

How about some love of country and/or hometown?  Wouldn't this make a fabulous addition to a gallery wall?

Now . . . 


Monday, 16 November 2015

Still a ton of fun coming up in November!

November's calendar has been a full one so far, and there is still much more to come!  Check out what events are still happening this month and be sure to join in on some (or all!) of it!

Join Cori-Lyn as we play with many different mediums and create 2 unique Art journal pages.  Absolutely no drawing is required!
This month we are playing with Distress Paints.

Join Beth and learn the fun and relaxing art of Zentangling!  Beth will run this on the third Wednesday of every month - don't miss out!

If you have taken a beginner class with Cori-Lyn, come on out and join our advanced class!
This class runs the 4th Tuesday of every month.  


Join Ivy and create your very own Portfolio Mini Album!
You can choose your own paper - create a one of a kind album that holds a ton of photos!
$55 fee includes a $20 gift certificate for you to choose the paper you want to decorate your album with.


Join Bree and create 3 super cute Artist Trading Cards and learn a ton of techniques!  Each participant will create 3 cards - one for trading, one for keeping, and one for our Trading Board in the store!

So much creative fun going on!

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Thursday, 12 November 2015

Special Guest Instructor - Handlettering!

SAVE THE DATE!!!  The wonderfully talented, Kelly Klapstein from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine is coming to Scrap Addicts to teach a Brush Lettering class!  Whoot!  Whoot!  

Kelly's work is just incredible, using her Tombow markers she has been creating almost daily lettering work that I have been following and admiring on Instagram and Facebook.  To say that I am excited she is coming to Scrap Addicts, may just be an understatement!

Call or come into the store to register for this amazing class TODAY!!

Want to check out more of Kelly's work?  CLICK HERE to be taken to her website and ENJOY!

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Tis The Season - December Daily Prep

Back again by popular demand, Bree is hosting a December Daily class on Sunday, November 15th!
The album is perfect to capture all of December's magic moments, and you will receive a TON of embellishments, along with the cutest album to create with!

Not sure what a December Daily is all about?

And, YES . . .

So join Bree to create your December Daily album, using Simple Stories Claus & Co collection!

Be prepped and ready to add all your magical moments from December!  And though I know Bree will be FULL of wonderful ideas of what to put into your album, here are a few more ideas to consider:



10AM - 3PM


** Call or come in to the store to register - Spaces are LIMITED!

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Warm Fuzzies from Share Handmade Kindness Challenge

Ok, crafty peeps, this ones going to give you the warm fuzzies all over AND clobber you with creative inspiration all at the same time!

Jennifer McGuire is hosting a month long challenge on her blog to promote the sharing of handmade kindness in support of putting an end to bullying.  Each week is a different challenge, this first week is Family and Friends.

CLICK HERE to read all about it, and check out the already TONS of creative projects linked to the post!  Like I said folks, the warm fuzzies and crazy inspiration!
Oh, and of course, there are prizes and the challenge is open internationally!

Happy Crafting, everyone!
Kindness - spread it everywhere, it's contagious!