Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
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 :)
Sunday, September 23, 2012
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
Monday, September 3, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
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
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
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:
Check out our facebook event page here
Class will run 10:00 ma - 12:00 pm
Cost is $22
Friday, June 1, 2012
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
Hello everyone! Designer Brenna here just dropping in to wish you all a happy long-weekend!
Friday, May 4, 2012
Check them out...
Temptations Just For You
117 Bridge StreetCarleton Place, K7C 2V4
Thursday, May 3, 2012
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)
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.
150 Mill Street Carleton Place, ON
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.
(little and big brothers)
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!