Wednesday, April 30, 2008

They're here...

and you get to see them today. Saturday Hannah brought back boxes and boxes of QuicKutz Gift Sets and they are absolutely wonderful. I'm not a big one for spending money without lots of thought and deciding whether I REALLY need it or not ... but I definitely need some of these. We'll be having our "It's Midnight Somewhere" preview on Friday night. This event is open to all ... not just QK addicts or QA members. Join us from 6-9 on Friday night to make great projects using these:

We'll provide you with yummy snacks to enjoy. We would appreciate it if you could RSVP, but it is not mandatory - we wouldn't want to run out of something.

See you Friday!

Monday, April 28, 2008


Saturday came and went and no teasers! Sorry!! It's a lot of work lugging 27 boxes of goodies into the store! So you wanna know what was in them??

we have the new QuicKutz Spring Gift Sets all ready for our big release party on Friday!! You will not want to miss this fun fun fun party! We are having FOUR make & takes, did I mention these make & takes are 12x12 layouts? Cuz they are! Using the new gift sets, yumm yummm yummmm! Ok so we are just a tad excited about these babies, but they are just to die for, so come play with us on Friday night! (May 2nd 6-9 PM)

we have all the new Basic Grey papers in with chipboard stickers and rub-ons. Before we just had the collection packs, but now you can pick and choose if you wish ;)

Daisy Bucket is here with 3 new yummy lines. Summer Cottage, Playlist and Under the Boardwalk. Lori and I love the Under the Boardwalk line, yummy browns and blues. Plus we got the very yummy velvet elements. Can't wait to play with them!

Tim Holtz Cling Mount Stamps from Stamper's Anonymous are here!! I have never seen a product fly so fast! I think we sold through almost half of our shipment today, if you have been waiting on these, you may not want to wait much longer. We already have to re-order!

Little Yellow Bicycle Delightful is stunning! Oranges, Pinks, Greens and Blues make up this gorgeous line. The embellishments are to die for and are flying out of here faster than Zach's Life! This line will definitely not last long and we can't re-order! Get it while it's hot!

Piggy Tales 4 new lines are so fun! Cinderella, Mulan, Tin Soldier and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and awesome. I already nabbed my stash of Mulan and Cinderella. Twinkle Twinkle is perfect for the Rockstar in your life. Tin Solder is for all those train lovers out there. Mulan has a lovely asian flavor, and the dragons are just too stinking adorable!! Cinderella is a lovely combination of a peachy pink, tealy blue and green and lots of flowers. YUM! Plus Piggy Tales is now GREEN! Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. AWESOME!

Rusty Pickle Popstar is here. These are awesome black and white doodley design papers that we are just dying to go at with gel pens! Very fun and whimsical designs are just begging to be colored in using gel pens, perfect pearls or chalks. Fun fun fun!

7 Gypsies Nottinghill paper almost didn't make it past Bev! I never heard such squeals over paper. I am sure you will be seeing a class coming soon! Lots of fun stuff from 7 Gypsies like new ATC stickers, ATC transparencies and printed cards, new texture rubbings, and all sorts of goodies just begging to be altered.

I think that is all, there are so many boxes its hard to keep them all straight! Teresa has been busy loading new stuff onto the website so check it out often. See you Friday!

Friday, April 25, 2008

We're Alive!

We are still here... we have been trying to regroup after ScrapFest but we also have 2 events next week that we are preparing for! Craziness!!

The good news? STICKLES are back in stock! All 36 luscious colors arrived yesterday! We sold out at ScrapFest and we know you have been waiting for them to come back. We now have to re-organize the Ranger area to make room for everything.

More good news? We have about 6 more orders arriving this weekend! Lots of new stuff... I'll post some teasers tomorrow ;)

Yes, I did mention TWO events coming next week! Of course you know Saturday, May 3rd is National Scrapbook Day and many of you will be joining us for our SOLD OUT Mardi Gras Crop! Wooohooo! Even if you are not cropping with us next Saturday, be sure to stop by for some awesome make & takes and some great deals! That's all I can tell you for now...

Now for the "other" event... Friday, May 2nd (yes I know I am going backwards here!) from 6-9 PM we are having our "It's Midnight Somewhere" QuicKutz Spring Gift Set Release Party! Say that 3 times fast. We will be having FOUR awesome make & takes, door prizes, snacks and a ton of fun! You will not want to miss this awesome party and chance to play with the new QuicKutz Spring Gift Sets!

So we are busy busy busy planning, mark your calendars because you won't want to miss out!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

DT Reveals for April

Well here is our first big reveal with the new Design Team. This month we were lucky enough to work with the amazing Dream Street line. If you haven't had a chance to see it, come on in to the store and have a peek.

Vicki's Projects

Brenda's Projects

For more idea's and inspiration, visit us on the forum.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

1 More Sleep to ScrapFest!!!!

Can you believe it??? It's finally here!! ONE MORE SLEEP TO SCRAPFEST! woohooo! So I thought you might want some sneak peeks of some of the goodies you will find at our booth. (and I do mean PEEKS! hehe)

VIP Make & Take

Saturday Make & Take

Products! Can you Guess what they are?

That's only SOME of what you will find tomorrow night and Saturday! Hope to see you there, be sure to stop by and say Hi!!

Look who is coming back to the Turtle!

Vicki Boutin

Vicki is coming back to the Turtle on Saturday, May 24th to teach two amazing workshops! (this is NOT on the long weekend!)

Friendship Minibook Workshop
Scenic Route has come up with an amazing new product! What is it you ask? Well it’s their new line of pre-covered minibooks, of course! In this workshop Vicki will guide you in completing a minibook dedicated to those special friends in our lives! Techniques utilized in this class will include a really cool way to alter chipboard and fast formulas for completing albums! This class kit is FULL of product and there will be lots pf prizes to give away, too! Hope to see you there!

Skill level: Suitable for all

Materials required: paper trimmer, black pen, ruler, wet and dry adhesive, adhesive foam squares, fine tip scissors, black ink pads, sandpaper.

Date: Saturday, May 24, 2008
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cost: $45.00 due upon registration

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch Break
Bring a Bag Lunch!
Snacks and Drinks will be provided.

Grafton Layout Workshop

This new Grafton line from Scenic Route is so beautiful and colourful that Vicki could not wait to create a class with it! In this three hour workshop she will focus on creating two double page layouts and one single page layout filled with little details and lots of room for photos! Techniques utilized in this class will include stamping, paper layering, and more! There will be lots of prizes to give away and fun to be had by all! Sign up today…spaces are limited!

Skill level: Suitable for all

Materials required: paper trimmer, black pen, ruler, wet and dry adhesive, adhesive foam squares, fine tip scissors, black ink pads, sandpaper.

Date: Saturday, May 24, 2008
Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Cost: $40.00 due upon registration

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Meet the Design Team (Part Three)

Jasmine Roth

I have always had creativity on my side whether it be sewing, designing, scrapbooking or photography. I am a mommy to Charlise, Dominic, and Tyson aka chunky monkey. I discovered my true calling a few years ago when I became a professional photographer specializing in children and families. I live in Elmira, Ontario and am lucky enough to be a 5 minute drive from Scrapping Turtle. It is impossible for me to start my day without my Timmies and have a great husband who has learned that very quickly.

With many ups and downs in my life, scrapbooking became my creative outlet where I could just be me. It allowed me to express what I was feeling at a particular time, or at that moment. Special thanks to my friend Kerri who showed me how to create a hobby into an obsession. I am a total addict when it comes to paint, chipboard and rub-ons. I find it hard to create a "simple" layout. The brighter and bolder, the better for me.

What do I expect to gain from this experience? Well with all the wonderful inspiration in the gallery I want to think outside my box. Push myself to come up with great ideas and projects for every level of scrapbooker and even for myself. I Look forward to working with all of you and my hope is that I can also inspire you!

Kim Munro

Hi! My name is Kim Munro and I am so excited to be a part of the design team at Scrapping Turtle!! I barely remember life before scrapbooking (probably because it wasn't properly photographed and documented!) I am the proud mamma of two beautiful little girls who are the focus of my life and the inspiration for my scrapbooks. My husband Steve is "kinda" supportive of my all-consuming hobby which basically means he loves my photos and pages but hates the visa bills! I am an avid collector of all things scrapbook related and love all of the textures, colours and patterns that are part of this awesome hobby! I get so excited to see those brown boxes at the Scrapping Turtle, just knowing that they are full of new and exciting goodies to add to my pages!!

In addition to my family, I have also been blessed to discover a passion for photography and thanks to my husband, motocross! I love everything about it!! I have been racing for a number of years now and besides my love for the sport, it gives me a chance to play with those "boy" papers and embellies! I have always enjoyed photography and I love how well these passions of mine compliment each other, allowing me to challenge myself in a number of areas. Although my style tends to be fairly simple, allowing my photos to take centre stage, I still love the thrill of hunting for that perfect paper line or embellishments to help me tell my story.

After some serious health issues, I realized the value of documenting not only the events of our lives but also the feelings that I have for the people in my life. In a way, scrapbooking became a form of therapy for me. Through scrapbooking I have met some incredible people and made some wonderful friendships including the very supportive team of girls at the Turtle.

I have a very wise friend who once told me that "scrapbooks are meant to be shared"...and so thank you for allowing me the opportunity to share a piece of my life with you and I look forward to getting to know you a little better too! See ya in The Pond!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Meet the Design Team (Part Two)

Jen Roach

Hi! My name is Jennifer and I live in Burlington, Ontario with my
husband of two and a half years.

I work full time in the pharmaceutical industry, which greatly cuts
into my scrapping time but it allows me the financial freedom to add
to my ever growing stash of supplies! Other than scrapbooking and
crafts, I'm addicted to tennis. In the summer months, I play in
competitive interclub leagues and recreationally at a local club or
two. I also enjoy cooking, gardening and watching movies. If that's
not enough I've been trying to improve my photography skills and learn
more about Photoshop.

I've been scrapbooking in some form or another since I was in high
school but really got "serious" about it about 4 to 5 years ago when
my mom and I took a class together at a local store. I've been
addicted ever since! I scrap primarily in the 12 x 12 format but have
completed layouts in several different sizes. I also love to make
altered items and I have a passion for card making.

I've been fortunate to have projects published in: Scrapbook and Cards
Today, Paper Crafts, Cards and Scrapbook Trends Magazines.

I think my scrapbooking style can be best be defined as "romantic" but
doing design work over the past few years has really pushed me to
experiment with many different styles. I think I adapt my style to
the photos or supplies that I'm working with.

I'm looking forward to sharing my passion for scrapbooking with all
the Turtles in the Pond!

Janie Boots

I started out scrapbooking almost 6 years ago, after the sudden passing of my mother. I wanted a way to pay tribute to her and let my younger children know about there grand mother, well as you can see it has snowballed from there. Scrapbookingis a form of therapy for me.
I really enjoy altering items as you can tell by some of the things I alter.

I am the mother of 5 boys ( yes 5) ranging in ages of 20 yrs old all the way down to 3 years old. I am married to my best friend. Sometimes I drive him nuts with my scrapbooking but it's ok he appreciates my work.. My boys are my inspiration so are my animals I have 4 cats and they are the best. I was born in Baltimore Maryland USA but was brought to Canada when I was 6 weeks old so I have dual citizenship. My husband is of German descent so it makes for a very interesting household. I also love to read the Harry Potter series is my favourite I have read them many times I have all the movies as well. I also love to draw black and white portraits and fantasy pictures, I have been doing that since I was 14 years old.

I like to think my style is eclectic with a bit of whimsy. I am very thankful for the opportunity to serve on the Design Team and I can wait.
I am very excited to be woking with this very talented bunch of ladies.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

National Scrapbook Day Mardi Gras Crop!

Saturday, May 3rd 9 AM to 9 PM
Join us for 12 hours of Mardi Gras Inspired Fun!
Good Food, Good Friends and Good Fun!
Come and shake your beads!!

Meet the Design Team (Part One)

Kim Silva

I have always had a problem with my hobbies. I love to buy the supplies required for each one and once bought, those things I just HAD to have sit idle, unloved. Somehow after a trip to the Scrapping Turtle – my first time in a scrapbook store – I went through the motions, bought all kinds of paper, adhesive and brads. Something happened and this time, the hobby stuck. I guess it makes sense because I have always loved looking at pictures, especially old photos but now I can put glitter and junk on them!

I am a mom to two crazy kids, Gabriella (7) and Rui (almost 5) who keep us busy! My DD scraps with me all of the time and has even been to a class at the Turtle. My husband Dave, bless him, never asks “How much?” after I have been to the scrapbook store – and for that I am eternally grateful.

I work in marketing and communications in the insurance industry and work for a super-fun company in Waterloo, Ontario.

I love trying new techniques even when they don’t work out. And I find myself always looking for that new thing to try on my layouts and cards. Other than scrapping, my favourite pastime is reading. I love Jane Austen, Stephen King and totally inappropriate romance novels.

I am so pumped to be on the Design Team and am really grateful for the wonderful honour and opportunity!

Brenda Rowe

I started scrapbooking less than a year ago, thanks to the Turtle’s inspiration, although I’ll admit to being hooked on this amazing art for about 3 years now, collecting all the luscious papers and embellishments, and imagining what I would do with them. I love watching a layout come together – it’s like opening a present, little by little! My beautiful daughter, Tina, is 25 and is a constant source of inspiration for me, in so many ways.

I’ll always be a Newfie at heart, but I moved to Kitchener from Ottawa a little over a year ago to be with my fiance, Richie, after a two-year long distance romance. He’s an incredible man, and my biggest supporter. He lets me take the craziest pictures of him, too. I enjoy photography, and playing in Photoshop and Painter. I like to vary it up in my layouts and try different things, but I especially love distressed looks, flourishes and stamping. I really love using all my Quickutz tools, and exploring creative ways to use the die-cuts. I believe that I can only feel great when I’m scrapbooking, because I’m spending time with my most precious memories, so the opportunity to create for you all is going to be a joy!

Victoria Murray

When I discovered scrapbooking three years ago at home party, it felt like a match made in heaven. I’ve always been a creative person; I even had a career as a jewellery designer until my daughter was born. As much as I loved being a fulltime Mom to Sidney I needed a creative outlet and frankly banging on metal is too loud to do at naptime.

Scrapbooking is now my passion and my family is my inspiration. I love experimenting with new techniques and ideas. I've been lucky enough to be published a few times and have made some great friends all thanks to this hobby. I’m so excited to be on the design team at the Scrapping Turtle. I hope to get to know you all, inspire you a bit and have lots of fun!