Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Looking for your feedback

We have a new website that should be up and running this weekend. That being said, we are looking for testimonials to post.

Have you shopped in our store old or new?
Have you been to a class, crop or retreat that we have hosted?
Have your kids been to a birthday party at our store or a kids class?
Did you have a private booking in our studio?

Whatever it was we would love to hear from you. You can post it below in the comments or pop us an email at victoria@scraptease.ca.

We would love it if you would include the town that you are from. Your name or initials are optional.

Thank you so much!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Well much is going on here behind the scenes. I have re-organized the trailer and still working on it. Most product are all in bins now which means a little more digging for you but this also means that I can carry more product!

I have a meeting tomorrow for our "NEW" website. I am so excited to get this going. I am hoping to have all of our products online for you to view.

I have been busy making cards for clients and having a blast doing so! I started out as more of a cardmaker than a scrapbooker and it is nice to get back into it.  Here are a couple of them.

sorry for the bad lighting on this one..
These cards can be found at
The Tin Barn Market in Almonte, ON

I hope to get cracking on my halloween and winter layouts this weekend at the Kars Krop. I have been promising these for a class since September but have been finding it challenging since losing my crafting space in August. I am working on getting that re-organized as well. Hopefully by then end of this month...

Josie is finishing up her Christmas cards and we should be able to post those by the weekend.
Well, that is all for tonight, off to finish up laundry and dishes.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Use Those Scraps!

Hey everyone,
Hope your fall is going well. It will be winter and Christmas before you know it! Now before we get ahead of ourselves and start buying up all of those amazing x-mas and winter lines, lets get rid of some of the beautiful scraps we've been hoarding!

Here is a great (and totally easy) way to use bits and strips. Turn them into banners and flags. There is nothing on my layout below other than the background page and scraps of paper. The key is to dress them up by outlining them, distressing them and adding a bit of flare by using brads and gems. hope you can find some inspiration from this page!

Happy Scrapping :)

~Designer Brenna

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Get Organized, Get Cropping

If you're anything like me, the night before Elgin's crop you'll be tossing random tools, embellishments, papers and piles of photos into a suitcase or numerous rubbermaid bins and hoping you've got the right stuff to be able to crop your little heart out and create some amazing projects. I wont lie; on more than one occasion I have been pulling my own hair, unable to believe I  forgot my cutter, or adhesive or ALL the photos I intended to scrap.... oh boy. Not this year! It's Sunday night, the crop is one week away and I have compiled a short list of organization tips and links to make your crop day as fun and efficient as possible:

Pick a Theme - Focus on one particular project you're going to work on. Example: Christmas cards and Holiday pages only. Or vacation and travel pages only.  One child or one event. This way you can avoid bringing every single stamp and piece of paper you own just because you 'Might' need it!

Print Your Photos NOW - I've done this myself and I've witnessed others do it too. Making a trip to Walmart pre-crop only to get to the arena and find out you're really uninspired by the usb you decided to print from. Worse yet? The photos all turned out dark and you need to go back and sort things out with the photo lab. Avoid that stress, avoid that blood boiling and deflating moment by sitting down on Monday night, sending your photos to the shop and picking them up by Wednesday. This way, if you change your mind about what you want to scrap, you've still got a few days to do it!

Bring & Sort Inspiration - Do a little research first. Here are some blogs where you can find some great sketches that you can print out or bookmark on your smartphone. If you happen to find yourself with 'scrappers-block' you can turn to these maps for inspiration. Here are a few links: http://creativescrappers.blogspot.ca/ and http://www.pagemaps.com/sept12maps.htm. Nothing wrong with a little scrap-lifting! I always pack a few issues of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine, and Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine to get my creative juices flowing.

If you've got any extra ideas that make you a savvy 12 hour cropper, please leave a suggestion in our comments section. We'd love to hear all of your crafty and organized ideas. Looking forward to Saturday and looking forward to being prepared...for once! ~Designer Brenna

Friday, September 7, 2012

Elgin's Crop for Childhood Cancer

Have you registered for our crop yet? Come and enjoy a full day of crafting is support of a great cause. You can find the registration forms at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134968193203988/
We can't wait to crop with you!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Summer's End

Hey everyone, summer's wrapping up and I'm sure your pile of photos is stacking up too. So many adventures to capture and memories to document. Fall is my favourite time to scrapbook. If you're looking for a few examples of summer pages, check out my personal blog for some recent summer scrapping. A tip for great embellishments to use on summer pages: Brads, eyelets and bakers twine give that perfect 'nautical feel' for any wet and wild pages you have in mind. Happy scrapping. ~Designer Brenna

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Summer update

Well first off I would like to apologize for having disappeared over the summer. We have periodically checked in on Facebook but really have not done too much of anything else on line. I am currently working on redesigning our website and trying to get our products online for you to view. We will not be offering shipping but you will be able to set up a cart and we will get your order ready for you to pick up in Carleton Place or at an event that we will be at throughout Ottawa and the Valley.

We have a busy September ahead starting off with our Monthly Open Crafter's Day September 8th and ending with Elgin's Crop for childhood cancer on September 29th. In between those dated we will be at many crops as a vendor. I will update our calendar on our website this week. The details to the two events mentioned above are available on our facebook page under events. www.facebook.com/scraptease

On a personal note, this summer has been crazy busy. My son turned 4 in July and my two daughters turn 2 and 6 in September. My husband has signed on again to coach and GM of the Perth Blue Wings Jr. B Hockey team and we have taken in 2 - 20 yr old hockey billets that play for the Carleton Place Canadians Jr. A team.

SCRAPtease participated in the Bridge Street Bazarr in Carleton Place in August and sponsored and played in the Perth Blue Wings Golf Tournament. I am just finishing up the thank you cards that we made for them to give to their sponsors and have been commissioned for other team cards. We have also been hired by an event planning company In The Moment Parties and Event Planning to do a few paper related projects for them and I have been having alot of fun. You can also see some of our work at the Tin Barn in Almonte and Art & Class in Perth.

I will do my best to get on track once the kiddies are back in school. Hey, did I mention that my little man starts JK next week! Not sure if I am more excited just that he is starting or that I will have 2 in school! lol

Well, there is a quick update. and hopefully I can get much more organized in the coming weeks!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Perfect Match

Vintage cameras? Sketched clouds and deep, inky brights? SO in love with the Amy Tangerine Sketch line by American Crafts that I bought a couple of weeks ago. I'm excited to use these papers with the yellow SMASH book! They go so well together with their doodled casual look. The bright colours are so summery and cheerful. The kit that Vic has comes with TWO letter Thicker packages. Awesome :D Can never have too many Thickers!
I'm going on a cross-Canada drive as of today and cannot wait to use this combo to capture our memories in an awesome mini album. I'll be sure to share what I've come up with. Happy Scrapping! ~Designer Brenna

Monday, June 4, 2012

Glimmer Mist Mini Album

Who wants in on the Mini Album Class this Saturday?
You'll get a Rusty Pickle mini album and a 4 pack of glimmer mists.

Of course you also get Brenna to teach you how to mist each of your pages and a few embellishments will be thrown in if you are working on your album that day. Be sure to bring some small photos to play with.

Here are a few page of her sample:

The class will be held this Saturday, June 9 during our open Crafter's Day.
Check out our facebook event page here
Class will run 10:00 ma - 12:00 pm
Cost is $22

Friday, June 1, 2012

Rain Rain.. Stay a Day

Ohhh rainy summer days... Most of us dread them but on the odd occasion, I welcome them. It provides a time to slow down, relax, and indulge in your indoor activities like scrapbooking (of course), sifting through and organizing your billions of photos, maybe even tidying up your craft room? It's ambitious! I know...

If you're like me, you'll take advantage of this dreary weekend and get your scrap on!~ I've provided this gorgeous inspirational scheme from CreatureComfortsBlog. My page(s), card(s) will be romantic in colour, full of textures like burlap and and metal with a touch of script or maybe even my own journaling... maybe ;)

I encourage you to use this block as well and we would love to see what you came up with. I'll share my pieces and perhaps a little tutorial and we'll definitely be sharing some sneak peaks of a class I'll be teaching at our June 9th Open Crafters Day. Enjoy your relaxing weekend ~ Designer Brenna

Monday, May 21, 2012

"SMASH' more!

Hello everyone! Designer Brenna here just dropping in to wish you all a happy long-weekend!
The weather has been so spectacular that I truly did not step foot inside my scrap room for the last three days.
Now that it is winding down and I can hear a spattering of rain on the roof, I am drawn to my crafts. Amazingly I don't have too many photos to scrap right now so I am going to do some tidying up. I want to finally get all those odds & ends, bits & bobs, scraps and treasures tucked away into my SMASH books.
I'm actually pretty disappointed at how little I have worked with them. I have a tonne of the great accessories that go with them and have really not put much together... Well here's a start! A handmade valentines card from Richard that I've been holding onto because..well.. its adorable! What can I say? Haha. I'd love to hear what everyone else has been adding to their SMASH books. Need inspiration? Check out this blog: http://createoften.blogspot.ca/
Happy weekend!

Friday, May 4, 2012


Did you need some inpiration? Are you from here in Carleton Place? Did you know about our little treasure on Bridge Street? Just look at how many titles are available! They carry magazines of all kinds but of course this is the section that I spend my time in.

Check them out...

Temptations Just For You
117 Bridge StreetCarleton Place, K7C 2V4
613- 257-7406

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Open Crafter's Days - Come craft with us!

February was the start of our monthly Open Crafter's Day. We invite crafter's of all kinds to get together to "Connect - Inspire - Create"

Here are the dates that were booked (subject to change if the location becomes unavailable) February 11, March 10, April 14, May 19, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 14, November 10, December 15

The cost is $10 per person and we get together from 9am - 9pm. We ask that you bring your meals with you or we can order in or step out for a break. We supply the table and chair and power outlets are available.

What craft do you do?

Scrapbooking (traditional or digital)

Card Making



Jewelry Making





what ever it is that you do, we would love to have you! So far we have had, scrapbookers, card makers, painters and jewelry makers.

Nancy painting a canvas for her grandaughter's room

Josie making cards

If you would like to join us you can check us out on facebook or just give us a call or send us an email. We meet May 19th next.

Here is where we meet...

McAurthur Island
150 Mill Street Carleton Place, ON

Kemptville Apprentice - Fundraiser

My sister, Julia O'Grady has an event planning business In The Moment Party and Event Planning she is very community oriented and loves to host not only her client's events but also her own events that gets the community working together. February 24 she hosted a fast-paced, intense event that required team work and community involvement.  Three teams were chosen from the volunteers and were challenged to create, put on and pull off a successful fundraising event in only 29 days.

I personally attended one of the events in which my mother was a volunteer on Julia's team. The Big Brothers, Big Sisters Of Leeds-Grenville Team hosted "Beat The Blahs", a cocktail party and silent auction. This is a charity that is close to my heart. I was a big sister for a short period of time after witnessing my neighbour, a friend of my fathers who was a Big Brother and seeing my sister join the program.

Julia and her little sister Amanda have had an incredible relationship. Amanda became part of our family too, and many years after the program was over for them, they continue to be very close friends and Amanda is what I would consider a part of Julia's family. Dare I say that I was almost jealous growing up as they had the "sister" relationship that I wish I had with my sister. That being said this program was an incredible journey for everyone involved.

Amanda, my sister's "little sister", Lindsey from Big Brothers Big Sisters, my sister Julia and me.

Jamie and Mark
(little and big brothers)

Here are some of the great auction items that were up for bid:

This beautiful tutu was donated by Urban Trends from right here in Carleton Place. I believe it went for $50!

This is what I won! A beautiful pendant from Beads and Buds

We donated a cricut cartridge, I believe it was "Give a Hoot".  There were many other items not shown here and the evening was alot of fun and a great success. For more info check out this link

Oh and I have to mention the BEST part! I won the door prize!!! A $285 Gift card from VIA Rail, 1 night with breakfast for 2 in a Novation Room at Novotel Montreal and $100 spending cash! Yeah me!

Valentines owl bags

Browsing through Pinterest, Craft Gawker and good ol google, I was inpired to make up owl bags for my daughter's Sr. Kindergarten class. Here is how they turned out...

Cupcake toppers

We have been commissioned by Cupcakes at Heart here in Carleton Place to supply them with cupcake toppers for their shop. Here is a photo of a few that we did up for Valentine's Day.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A little behind...

So much has gone on in the last couple of months, both business and personal. I am going to play catch up and do a bunch of posts all at once. Be sure to check them all out!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

newest stock

Here are the latest item to come in...

Hat Trick

Hockey Gear

Hockey is Life

Hockey Rink

I Love Hockey Collage

Real Sport Quote Sticker

KF CS Sticker

KF 3D Sticker

Bubble Brads

12X12 Sticker

Techinque Tuesday Clear Stamp

Buzz In Space

Woody Justice

Disney Cars

Mickey Kit - 12 designs

Mickey and Friends Signatures

Lego Page Kit

Heart Princess Silhouette

Disney Winnie the Pooh

Disney Princess Pad

Disney Paper Pad Mickey & Friends

Kiss Decorative Brads

Jumbo YoYo Maker

Yosemite Bazzill Cardstock 12X12

Coming soon...

Disney Cars 2 Kit

Cars 2 McQueen