Sunday, March 30, 2008

New Design Team Announcement!

We know you have all been waiting for this announcement! So have we!! We received many great applications for our design team call so we want to say THANK YOU to all who applied. The hardest part is always choosing which designers you will be working with. We feel we have chosen a great group of designers that will collaborate to inspire fellow scrapbookers of all abilities and styles. We are really looking forward to working with these talented ladies, so without further adieu the new members of the Scrapping Turtle Design Team are...

Janie Boots
Cambridge, Ontario

Kim Munro
Kitchener, Ontario

Victoria Murray
Toronto, Ontario

Jennifer Roach
Burlington, Ontario

Jasmine Roth
Elmira, Ontario

Brenda Rowe
Kitchener, Ontario

Kim Silva
Kitchener, Ontario

Friday, March 28, 2008

Rise & Shine!

I thought it was after midnight when I posted this! HA! so this is for SATURDAY!

It's Yard Sale Day!!!! Remember we start an hour early just for you Yard Sale Bargain Hunters!!! The Yard Sale begins at 9 AM and remember it's CASH ONLY! You will definitely not want to miss some of the great deals and products at this yard sale... tons of paper and kits, stamps, organization, QuicKutz and Sizzix, trimmers, ribbon, albums, punches galore... even some amazing COMPLETED layouts! Aiden and William will be at the front doors at 9 AM to let you in, try not to run them over! hehe. Gecko Beads Coffee Bar will also be open early for those of you who need a fresh brewed cup of coffee. It's going to be a great day and we hope to see you there!

New products have arrived from Scenic Route and SEI! Yummmm, and I mean YUM! Also if you haven't stopped by to see the new Dream Street, you may want to hurry it is going FAST! In fact, it's going so fast I think I need to pick out mine or I may not get any!

If you do stop in Saturday, be sure to fill out a survey to be entered in the drawing for a ScrapFest gift pack (ScrapFest T-shirt, 6x6 Album and 2 VIP passes!)

It's been a long day and I have to get up early! Hope to see you all in the morning!! :)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Lovely Spring Weather

I am just loving this spring weather - sunny warm, no boots or coats needed, windows open to enjoy the fresh air...... oh ok, I am awake and back to reality now. Well TECHNICALLY it is spring, or so the calendar says, and that means it is time for spring cleaning and yard sales. Scrapping Turtle is helping you out on both counts with our THIRD annual yard sale, this Saturday from 9-6. So if you have scrapbooking stuff you would like to sell, make sure you contact the store and get your stuff together. If you are looking to buy some stuff at great prices - the Turtle will be the place to be. Stuff is starting to roll in and there are some great bargains to be snapped up. So plan on an early start and remember - the yard sale is CASH ONLY

Hannah and I are away at a Retailer Training event for a few days. We will be back on Friday with lots of new ideas, and some big announcements so stayed tuned. Bev and Teresa will be running the store and getting ready for the weekend so keep them company!!!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Spring!

Just a reminder that we are CLOSED on Good Friday.
We are OPEN Saturday, Easter Sunday and Monday!

You know it's kind of hard to believe it's Spring when it's -3 and there is snow swirling around outside! What gives?? I think the Easter Bunny and the Groundhog may just have to go a few rounds with each other this weekend! Sheesh. Of course, with Spring means RAIN... not a big fan when you have a 100 pound dog who thinks that mud puddles are fun to lay in. BUT Spring also means warmer weather and I am so all over that!

You know what else Spring brings? SPRING CLEANING! *YUCK* And of course Lori is in Spring Cleaning mode, surprise surprise. Of course, when Lori starts cleaning, I start putting things on SALE! So I guess its not all bad. :)

So we are having a SPRING FLING SALE this weekend! What a way to celebrate the coming of Spring. This sale runs Saturday, Sunday and Monday only so I hope the Easter Bunny is kind to you this weekend! What's on sale you ask? Well let's see... how about...
  • 25% off all Stamps!
  • 25% off all Basic Grey!
  • 30% off all 7 Gypsies!
  • 30% of all American Crafts! (excludes Spring Ribbon Spools)

Have a GREAT Easter Weekend!
Don't eat too much chocolate (Lori this means you)!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Crash Your Stash Returns!

After a 3-month hiatus due to Christmas, construction and general craziness CRASH YOUR STASH returns to Scrapping Turtle on Monday March 24, 2008 from 7-9 PM.

This month’s CRASH YOUR STASH projects were inspired by the new “Pagemaps” book by Becky Fleck. We will be creating 2 single page 12 x 12 layouts and 1 double page 12 x 12 layout. Fun, inspiration and burning through your supplies – what a great way to spend the evening!! So before you head out the door to the Turtle CRASH YOUR STASH and co-ordinate some kits with the following products:

* 2 cardstock for background
* 1 cardstock for photo mats (or photos 1-5x7, 1-4x6 and 4-3x3)
* 3 – double sided 12 x 12 pattern paper (or at least 5 coordinating patterns)
* ribbon, stickers, letters, embellishments of your choice

Kit 2
* 1 cardstock for background
* 1 cardstock for photo mats (or photos 1-5x7, 1-3.5x5 and 1-3.5x2.5)
* 3 –12 x 12 pattern paper (1 double sided)
* ribbon, stickers, letters, embellishments of your choice

Kit 3
* 1 cardstock for background
* 1 cardstock for photo mats (or photos 2-2.5x3, and 1-5.25x3)
* 3 –12 x 12 pattern paper (1 double sided)
* ribbon, stickers, letters, embellishments of your choice

Don’t forget your tool bag and your Basic Supplies. Please call to register at 519-664-3951. Cost: $10.

Friday, March 14, 2008

It's Friday!

I have to keep reminding myself that today is Friday. Yesterday felt so much like Saturday that it was confusing my brain! (not hard to do these days I tell you!) It's been a roller coaster of a week trying to get one of our orders delivered from UPS. Oooh right, excuse me, UPS "FREIGHT" - because apparently they are different companies. Can we say NIGHTMARE! Long story short, Lori's 10 year old twins carried the shipment up to the store because the driver wouldn't. Now that is just sad. This is after it took 4 days to get the shipment to the store when it was supposed to come Monday. The joys of running a retail business 101. SO needless to say, we had LOTS of boxes from Bazzill to unpack last night! (Once again many thanks to those 10 year old twins who did a mighty fine job unpacking/checking orders and even putting the Bazzill away!)

Who else did we get goodies from you ask? ooooh well let me tell you! We got the absolutely, jaw dropping, drool creating DREAM STREET! This stuff is even better than I remember it at CHA! Honestly, it really is. We were all fawning over it and Bev was cursing me for ordering so many papers that she liked and MUST use for classes. Now that's what I like to hear! I'm pretty sure this is top of the "to do" list this morning for Lori and I to display in the store. YUM. This stuff is not going to last long that's for sure! (Don't worry, Teresa will be working on it today to get it online!)

Let's see, what else... Pebbles also arrived. The Share & Tell albums will be coming in April, but we got 5 lines from them yesterday. Their four newest lines - School Days, Summer Days, Zoo Fun and Easter Time and then everyone's favourite - Make A Wish. I love the simplicity of these lines, a couple double sided papers, a few stickers, and some matching die cuts. Easy Peasy Scrapbooking! Gotta love it! We also have the Scrapbookits in all of these lines.

Part of our book order also arrived with Photo Freedom by Stacey Julian and (oy I forget the actual title) a Creative Mini Album Book by Donna Downey. Can't wait to dig into both of them!

Rusty Pickle
arrived toting Chocolate Bunnies, White Chocolate Bunnies and Lucky! Now is that perfect timing or what!? Just in time for St. Patty's Day and Easter! Love these lines, be sure to check them out!

So all of you Pirate lovers out there... we received our March dies from QuicKutz. Mmmmmm QuicKutz. The March release consists of Pirate themed dies for the Squeeze and the Revolution! They are so cute! Too bad we didn't have these babies back in September for our Pirate Princess Crop for Breast Cancer!

Well as far as the new stuff, I think that is it. I am sure I am missing something, but then it will just be more of a surprise! LOL Like I mentioned before, Teresa will be working on getting the new stuff online today, so be patient if you are an online shopper. :) Lori and I will be working on getting all of these yummies displayed in the store today, so stop in and check them out. But beware we might put you to work! LOL

Also don't forget, tomorrow is the deadline for Design Team Submissions! We are in trouble, we have so many talented people that have applied! I don't know how we can only pick a few, it's going to be hard. Tomorrow is also Bev's Grunge Card Class! She still has some seats available so if you have been drooling over the cards when you come into the store, just give us a call and we will sign you up!

Ok, I should probably go get ready now! If I'm late, Lori beats me. hehe. Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

One Month To Go...

until SCRAPFEST! Do you have your ticket?? If not, RUN, do not walk, do not pass go, do not stop at Tim Horton's... RUN to the nearest computer and order your tickets! I believe VIP passes for Friday night are already sold out, but there are still VIP crop passes available! (Vip crop passes get you marketplace passes for Friday night and Saturday!) If you can't join us Friday night, then join us all day Saturday! Tickets are only $10 for Saturday marketplace passes. All tickets are available at .

If you love scrapbooking, you will not want to miss this event! Grab your friends, leave your husband at home with the kids, and go shop & crop your heart out! It only happens once a year, and trust me, people that missed it last year were not happy scrappers!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

One Week Left!

Just a reminder that there is only one week left to apply for the Scrapping Turtle Design Team! We are looking for some talented designers to showcase our products and inspire our customers and online community! If you are up for the challenge see our call posted here Design Team Call. Deadline for submission is this Saturday, March 15th. Good Luck!

Saturday, March 8, 2008


As many of you know, Bev is our resident grunge/heritage/distress/all things Tim Holtz expert! LOL When it comes to cards and distress techniques, we bow to Bev. She is truly talented! If you would like to learn distressing techniques with grungeboard then Bev's Grunge Card Class is just for you! You will create 6 amazing cards and learn distress techniques using Ranger's Distress Inks, Crackle Paint and Distress Embossing Powders and of course Tim Holtz Grungeboard! You will have lots of messy fun in this class and go home with enough goodies to play some more. Seats are filling quickly, so register today!

Date: Saturday, March 15th
Time: 1 PM - 4 PM
Cost: $25
What to Bring: Basic Supplies, Ink Blending Tool, Heat Gun (if you have one), Fine Tip Scissors (a must), Piercing Tool, Black Dye Ink, Dark Brown Pigment Ink, Liquid Adhesive

Friday, March 7, 2008

The Big Bite is Here!!

Oooooh it's here, in all of its orangey-yellowy goodness! YUM! The Crop-A-Dile II Big Bite! All of us Turtles love the original Crop-A-Dile, even that dangerous pink one that keeps showing up at our crops! Now you can reach into the center of your 12" papers or albums to punch holes and/or set eyelets, how cool is that!? This new tool does all the same awesome stuff as the original, except it now has a 6" reach and it's a table-top version so it's easier to maneuver your eyelet setting and easier to squeeze! Stop in and get yours today!

Scrapper's Yard Sale!

It's that time again! Time to clean up your scrap room and purge your unwanted supplies! Why you ask? Because it's time for our Spring Scrapper's Yard Sale! Bring your unwanted supplies to us and we will sell them for you. You will receive store credit for the amount sold. Just in time for all of the new arrivals from CHA! Out with the old and in with the new!

What are people looking for at the yard sale? GOOD DEALS! If it's taking up precious space and you don't use it anymore, then bring it in! We are looking for tools, stamps, paper packs, embellishments, books, totes and more! Please make sure anything you bring to sell is working properly and in good condition. Package papers and cardstock, as we will not sell individual sheets.

Stop into the store or email for a registration packet today! Space is limited.

Scrapper's Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, March 29th from 9 Am to 6 Pm at Scrapping Turtle! Come early, as the early turtle gets the good deals! We will see you there!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Jen Starr coming to Scrapping Turtle!

We are so excited to announce that Jen Starr will be teaching at Scrapping Turtle! Jen Starr is the Design Team Coordinator for Ranger Industries and a fully Certified Ranger Instructor. If you have ever wanted to know what to do with Alcohol Inks then this is the class for you!

Join Jen Starr in making this 6x6" all chipboard accordion book. Use alcohol inks and glossy papers to create you own unique look. Jen will guide you through the basics of alcohol inking plus some advanced techniques to get this beautiful look. You will then decorate your pages with some awesome stamps (mostly from her pal Tim Holtz)! Best of all, the colour choices are completely up to YOU! Prepared to get creative and MESSY with Alcohol Inks!

Space is limited, so reserve your seat today!

Date: Sunday, April 13th 2008
Time: 10 AM - 1 PM
Cost: $40

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Down But Not Out!

I am finally starting to recover from my bout with Bronchitis. I never want to have that again! It has been a nightmarish week for me. I haven't been to the store since Monday, when Lori & Teresa promptly sent me home to bed. And bed is where I have been ever since! Now this week I get to play catch up. Hopefully it won't take too long for this last bit of congestion to go away.

On the happy side of things... orders have begun arriving from CHA! Whoopee! 20 Boxes!! Deja Views Zach's Life has arrived, we just LOVE this line! Very fun for boys of all ages. We have some awesome samples already in the store, so be sure to check them out on your next visit. QuicKutz has done it again with some amazing cookie cutter fonts - Mary Jane & Rockstar, as well as some awesome revolution SPORTS dies! Including HOCKEY! Woohoo!! Speaking of sports, Scrappin' Sports has also arrived. Yummy sporty papers for all those athletes out there. American Crafts thickers are in the house! I LOVE these things, I can't get enough... which I am sure you will be able to tell by the selection that we just brought in! For all of you journal junkies out there, Luxe Designs Jotters are here! These are so fun and versatile, can't wait to get my hands on them!

Teresa has been gathering images for weeks for all of the CHA stuff so this should be available online early this week. And we hope to have a majority of it unpacked and ready to go by tomorrow afternoon. Unpacking and processing 20 boxes of goodies takes a bit of time! ;)