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.