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:
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.