Friday, December 30, 2011

Easy Cards

Card making is easy with punches, scraps and a touch of creativity! Take a look at these personalized cards I made for the men in my family with circle punches, stickers and scrap paper! Check my blog to see what special gift was given inside these cards and who hired me to make them ;)
Wishing you all a very Happy New Years filled with health and happiness! ~Designer Brenna

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Arnprior bound

We are heading out in few minutes. We will see you at the church!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Handmade Holiday Cards

Just wondering what everyone's whipping up for the holidays?? I got my first card in the mail today and thought...oh no! I haven't even started MAKING mine yet! Better get on that...
In an attempt to save some money, create space and not be wasteful, I have committed to using only scraps from previous years' paper collections rather than scrapping with the new (and so temptingly gorgeous) lines. I think its a good exercise and, really, they're cards. While people appreciate them, eventually we know where they all end up! For that reason, I'm sticking to my scraps and I'll use the new stuff to scrapbook photos from over the holidays. Here's a peek at what I've started on... ~Designer Brenna

Thursday, November 24, 2011


from Creating Keepsakes magazine:

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." - William Arthur Ward

Creating tribute layouts and scrapbook projects that you can gift are great ways to express your gratitude meaningfully, while honoring those special people in your life. These tribute layouts can also become a valuable part of your family history scrapbook.

Have you expressed your gratitude with scrapbooking project gifts?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A great Idea

Christmas may be right around the corner but I'm just getting to my Hallowe'en pictures! I wanted to share a super great idea that Victoria had while scrapping at my place a couple of weeks ago. Instead of using ribbon on a Hallowe'en layout, why not use gauze from your first aide kit!? Genius! It looks fab and it couldn't be cheaper... maybe you've got some little mummy shots that you could use this great tip for. For more photos, check out our albums on our Facebook page. Happy scrapping! ~Designer Brenna

Friday, November 11, 2011

Bo Bunny - Snowfall

Here are the products we brought in from this fantastic line...

Monday, November 7, 2011

A little girl needs your help!

Come scrapbook with me November 19th and help out a little girl in need.

I am calling on all of you great ladies for your support. I heard of this crop happening November 19th and jumped in to get involved. Kids at cheo hold a special little place in my heart as you know. This is not a case of childhood cancer but she needs our help none the less.

Here is the crop poster and letter to find out more about Emily.

If you registered for Elgin's Crop 2011 and register for this crop too, I will bring you a small token of my appreciation for supporting this cause. Just let me know once you register.

SATURDAY NOV. 19th, 2011

9AM - 9PM

St. John's Elementary School Gym

34 Wilson St. E., Perth

Cost is $40.00

Lunch and dinner will be potluck - please let us know what you are able to bring

Door prizes, Vendors, Silent Auction and Workshops throughout the day!

To register, please call Christine McMillan at 613-267-2035 or email

Thank you for helping us support this

wonderful little girl and her family!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Creative Ticket Tutorial!

A new month and a new holiday is already creeping up on us. Christmas is a fave of mine to be sure and I know we scrappers are a big fan of the Christmas lines! Who doesn't love all those sparkles, animals, bright lights and soft snow? My Mind's Eye 'Holly Jolly' line was one of my favourite releases and I still have tonnes of it!
I'm sharing a quick and creative way to spruce up a ticket or gift card. I just recently bought my mom a ticket to the 'Victorian Christmas Home Tour' in Vankleek Hill where we get shuttled around from house to house which have been professionally decorated for the holidays. Lots of shopping and taste testing to be done along the way! Awesome Right? The ticket, though? Not so exciting. It was the Pay Pal receipt. For that reason, I got to creating this adorable little house to give to her instead.
~Hand draw your separate pieces.(House, roof, chimney, door)
~Cover all pieces with patterned paper. (even the backs) I chose to sponge and sand the edges.
~Build your house using glue or dimensionals.
~Add your words behind the door and use a brad that will spin to reveal its contents.
~Find a great lace or ribbon to act as snow or lights along your roof top.
~Add snow in whatever material you have lying around.
Voila! A quick and thoughtful way to deliver your gift! I put the details of the trip on the back so she wont forget. I'd love to hear of other great ways to spruce up a ticket or gift card.
Thanks for checking in :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Come check us out this weekend

November 5th come check us out at the 23rd annual Women’s Fair. Carleton Place arena from 10am - 4 pm. We will be selling finished crafts this year. Everything from cards to canvases and so much in between.
The event showcases women’s businesses and is a signature event benefitting Lanark County Interval House. The theme this year is STEP UP FOR WOMEN. Over 40 exhibi-tors. Call Sue Cronkwright at 613-257-5159 for more information.

Monday, October 24, 2011

SMASH books

We only have 6 books left in stock, 2 blue, 2 pink and 2 black. We are placing another order tomorrow. Check them all out on our facebook page.

Contact info

Our original phone number is no longer in service (613-257-7300) You can now reach us at 613-720-4399. Talk soon...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011



(this is just one of the albums)

Smash products have arrived!
If you want something set aside for you contact me.
They will be priced and put out in the trailer tomorrow.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Come shop in Cassleman this Saturday

Do you live near Cassleman?
We will be there this Saturday from 12 - 2 to help you get your product fix.
Come check out the products we have in stock.

The address is available on our website.

Call me if you need to reach me! 613-720-4399

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Posh Pumpkins

Hey everybody! Now that thanksgiving is over and we've all enjoyed our turkey left overs it's time to get into Hallowe'en mode. I just had to share these amazing pumpkins I came across on the web. It had to have been a scrapper to get that creative! Let's hear about your original decor ideas for Hallowe'en!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Designer Tutorial

With all the oh-so beautiful patterned paper out there, it can be so simple to buy an entire line of paper, make a layered page and end up with scraps that you hold onto forever! Today I'm showing you a quick example of a page that only uses 1 piece of paper and one small scrap piece. The rest of the page comes to life with embellishments (both hand made and bought) as well as inks, ribbon and a little creativity. I LOVE the result!! White space can have great impact and make your layout pop. To avoid it looking incomplete or a little 'ho-hum' I've used two shades of tattered angels mists to create some visual appeal.
The key to using lots of embellishments in a cluster is to counter your one large grouping with a smaller one at a proper angle. The page would look wrong if it were a-simetrical (with two clusters directly opposite each other.) I used dark ink on the edges of my paper to ground them and really colour coordinated the embellishments in my clusters to ensure the page flows nicely.
*I hope this has brought you some inspiration and encouraged you to use up your lovely embellishments without the need to buy 12 coordinating papers ;) Until next time, Designer Brenna
We are temporarily only accepting cash.

We will keep you posted as changes are made. Thank you for your understanding.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Card Making Day Today!

Today is World Card Making Day. Did you make any? This would be a great opportunity for an RAK (Random Act of Kindness) If you did, let us know on our facebook page.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

crop packing

...12:30 and I am only now packing for the crop tomorrow- um today! I'd love some tips on how others organize the things they're bringing so they can minimize the load and maximize their time. See everyone there! I'll be the lady driving a U-Haul with my entire scrap room behind me!! lol ~ Designer Brenna

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

SMASH items arriving mid October!!! FINALLY....

If there is something form this line that you would like me to hold for you just let me know. They are having a hard time keeping these in stock everywhere! I have pre ordered the large store display. Can't wait!


Hey all! The SMASH products are another great way to journal and save your "stuff" The inside pages all have different designs and the accessories/pockets are fun to help you stick it, remember it and save it! There are so many ways people choose to save your memories and it's another creative way! Enjoy! - EKSuccess 3 months ago

Journaling and keeping a notebook of “stuff”, is something lots of us are already doing. The Smash program really makes it easy and fun, and provides creative inspiration in the printed pages, and fun easy embellishments. The glue/pen combo is not something readily available out there now, and it fits perfectly in the book, which really makes it convenient - EKSuccess 5 months ago

Friday, September 9, 2011

Just in time for Elgin's Crop for childhood cancer September 24th...

Get your fall issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today
available September 23rd!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

September Creations

Designer Brenna here with a quick look at a layout I created using product I picked up at Scraptease yesterday. How adorable is this Babysaurus line from My Little Yellow Bicycle?? It comes with so many cute embellishments that I didn't know what to use! It also comes in a girl line that is equally as scrumptious. For this page, I took the time to cut some images out of the paper and use them as 3D elements on the page. I also pulled inspiration from the fuzzy towel in the photo and decided to use a warm and frilly ribbon from My Mind's Eye as well as a soft off white weaved piece to bring textural interest to the layout! Check out more creations from Scraptease on our Facebook Page :D Brenna

Monday, September 5, 2011

Gone Shoppin'!

Hey everybody, designer Brenna here! What a gloomy and dark labour day weekend... I feel extra sorry for everyone heading back to school now that they didn't get a well deserved summery blowout! I'm going to take advantage and do some shopping at Scraptease. Back to school, fall, thanksgiving and... dare I say it... Christmas will soon be here! Scraptease has all the perfect new lines for scrapbooking your photos. If you received her e-mail, you'll know that she is open today from 1 to 5. Didn't receive it? Sign up for the newsletter on this page and keep up with what's new. Stop by the trailer, we'd love to see you!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

New products are in! Come check them out tomorrow. 1 - 5

School, fall, Halloween, Christmas

Can't make it Monday? Book an appointment with us. Come visit us in Carleton Place or we will we come to you.

36 Emily Street
Carleton Place

Friday, August 26, 2011

Looking to start a CP Crop every 2-3 months. Anyone interested? I will start looking into locations once I get some numbers of interested ladies. I hope to keep it around $25/crop.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Breakfast Bridal Shower

My mom and I hosted a bridal shower for my aunt recently and I was in charge of theme and decor. I chose Bed, Bath & Beyond, pampering the Bride. The Bride and Groom have 6 kids between them and all they really need is time alone together.

We chose a breakfast shower on a Sunday morning (10-12). The timing worked perfectly.  The food was prepared my my mother, one of my aunts and one of my uncles. The food was so delicious and beautiful I might add. I got my inspiration for the food online and the cooks took it from there making each dish their own.

I wanted everything on white dishes, white tablecloths, white decorations with a hint of the wedding colours which were pink and blue. I didn't do as much paper decor as I had planned due to bad time management on my part, but I think it all worked out fine. Here as some pictures to enjoy.

These were made with 5" styrofoam balls, a wooden dowel, flowers, straight pins and some ribbon.
Oh and of course, mason jars and sand. Simple and beautiful.

Tissue paper pom poms. Gotta love them!

These were paper lanterns that I had at the store for my window displays along with some satin ribbon. It gave an elegant touch to the yard and was beautiful with the wind blowing through.

I used one of my mixed media pieces here. How fitting!

Never underestimate tissue paper! It was a great filler for the vases.