Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday is here!

It's been a week since ScrapFest and everyone at the store has been working hard to restore order to the pond!! Friday is here again and we are looking forward to a weekend of fun!

Tonight, is the first gathering of Stampaholics!! A perfect opportunity to get together with friends and get a little inky. If you think you might like to join, call the store and sign yourself up. We're stamping away from 6pm - 12am and the cost is $5.

Tomorrow, we are busy with 2 fabulous classes. The first is brought to us by the incredibly talented Bev. Participants will be making some cards using the super cute House Mouse stamps and colouring with the fabulous Copic markers!!Then, that afternoon the very fabulous Lori is teaching a mini-album class. "Oh the Places You'll Go" uses a combination of Acrylic and Chipboard album pieces and uses American Crafts Travel paper, Flair and ribbon.


And, how could I close off this post without making mention of our newest turtle in the pond. Sending a great big


to Hannah & Bob on the arrival of Jack Thomas!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

So long ScrapFest... least until next year! :)

ScrapFest is over and so much fun was had!!
A great big


to everyone who came out to visit and support the Turtle booth. It was great to see so many friends, new & old!!

And how about some more pictures of our fabulous day!!
Here are some folks enjoying another gorgeous make & take...

An overhead shot of a busy Turtle booth...

And here are so many random Turtle folks..

Marissa working hard.
A couple of fabulous sisters - Paula & Lori.
A lovely bunch of Turtles - Regan, Pam, Dee & Kate.
Tracey & Lori

A silly bunch of Turtles - Heather, Kate, Kim & Mellissa.

Heather & Mellissa

Tracey & Dodie

Heather & Lori

Ria & a tired Lori

Heather & Kate

Such a wonderful time was had!! A shout out & thank you to all of you who helped out in the booth and with set up and take down! Turtles ROCK!!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

ScrapFest fun!!!

The first day of ScrapFest is officially over and I would say it was a huge success! So much fun happening in the Turtle booth all night long! Thanks to everyone who came out and said hi, shared a laugh and of course did some shopping!! Oh, and the Turtle pride was in full effect all night long! We hope to see all of you (& your Turtle gear) again tomorrow!!

I leave you (to get some much-needed sleep) with a bunch of pictures of Turtles doing what Turtles do best - hanging out & having fun (and who could forget the shopping)!!

Make & Take fun.......
Seriously, if you didn't do this project you are missing out. Lori designed the cutest little mini-album! Love it!!

Turtle Pride/Prima winners........
Oh, the loud & crazy fun that was this contest! There were not too many Primas left in the bucket at the end of the night! No worries though, we will be restocking for tomorrow! :)

Random turtle-y folks.....

Oh, and of course, a couple of super talented ladies! Our very own incredible Lori and the ever fabulous Vicki Boutin!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Who has Turtle Pride?!?!

I'm sure you know what tomorrow's a little might have heard of it....ScrapFest is just about here!! And of course Scrapping Turtle will be there to meet all of your scrappy needs!! We're situated right inside the front door again this year so make sure you come by and see us!!

Oh, and be sure to wander the floor showing your Turtle Pride!! Break out those Turtle shirts, Turtle totes, paint yourself green, wear a shell - whatever you're feeling!!

Why you ask?!?! Well, besides the obvious reason of supporting the very best scrappy store there is you can win yourself a chance at some Prima goodies!!

Here's the scoop.....

For every purchase made at the Turtle booth or if you are spotted out on the floor showing that Turtle pride you can win a ticket!!

Why do you want one of these tickets?!?! Well, hold onto it and yours just might bring you some luck. SEVEN times over the course of the weekend we will randomly draw one of those tickets and grant someone a chance to scoop some Primas!! The winner gets 5 seconds to scoop all the Primas they can into a bag!! Seriously, who doesn't love Primas?!?! Anyone?!? Nope, I thought not!

So, get that Turtle gear out and win yourself some pretty flowers to scrap with!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Calling all stampers......

There is going to be a stamp night at the store on April 24th.

It is called Stampaholics!

It's like a crop only with stamping.... you can bring anything to work on, like cards or layouts. Bring your stamps, inks, copics, embossing stuff or if you would like... buy when you get there!

It's $5 per person and we need 10 people to make it happen so...come on out and get inky with us!!
Date: April 24th
Time: 6pm - 12am

Call the store today to reserve your space!!

It's Reveal Day!!

Today marks the first full reveal of the new Design Team!

Head on over to the forum to check out their work!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!

happy easter turtle Pictures, Images and Photos

Just a little something to wish you and yours a Happy Easter!!
A little reminder that the store is open Easter Sunday & Monday so c'mon in and play!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Calling All QuicKutz Addicts!!

For all of you QuicKutz addicts out there, we have the club for you!! Joining QuicKutz Anonymous provides fantastic opportunity to spend time with all of your fellow addicts out there. Club fees are about to be increased so join today!!

Here is the scoop...

Act now and join today for $60 for the year!! As of May 1st, annual fees will increase to $72. But if you can't join before then - no worries. It is only an increase of $1 a month!!

What does this get you?!?!?

You receive one free exclusive club die a month!! This is generally a 2x2 die but on occasion it can be 4x4. This is chosen by the lovely people at QuicKutz so we have no control over what you get. But seriously, have you ever seen a die you didn't love?!?!

You receive a 10% discount on every QuicKutz purchase you make at the store!!

You can attend monthly classes taught by the fabulously crafty Lori!! These classes are $13.00 per session and you will use QuicKutz to create a variety of wonderful products (layouts, cards and occasionally altered items). Oh, and of course you get to hang out with all the other QK addicts!!

Speaking of our classes, this year we are working on a special project. A perpetual calendar in order to keep track of all of the important dates in your life. Each month we will complete the pages for that month as well as an additional project or two.
And just in case you need a little more convincing to join the club, here are the pictures for everything we have done on this project to date.
The album. Love these books by American Crafts that you can alter the way you want!!
Title Page
Monthly Pages:

(Don't worry about joining in the middle of this year-long calendar project. We can make arrangements to get you caught up with the pages you missed.)

Seriously, is this not amazing or what?!?! Lori never fails to blow us away! Hopefully, we will see you out at the next class!!

QuicKutz Font Sale!

Saturday, April 11th to Saturday, April 18th

ALL QuicKutz Cookie Cutter and 2x2 Squeeze font
(Free font must be of equal or lesser value.)

ALL 4x8 fonts
This sale is for one week only and valid on in-stock merchandise. Get them while they are hot, because they won't last long!! (Online orders will be adjusted before final processing.) Please note that sale applies to regular priced fonts only.

Friday, April 10, 2009

ScrapFest Winner!!

So sorry! This week slipped away from me and I totally forgot to come back here and pick a winner!! Well, better late than never, right?!?!

Here is the winner of TWO tickets to the Saturday Marketplace at ScrapFest next weekend!

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:12

Timestamp: 2009-04-10 12:57:42 UTC

That makes Oma our lucky winner with this comment.....

Oma said...
I would love to win a ticket to Scrapfest! Never been to a show before and even if I don't win; I will be there. Looks like you have a great team there and will have to tell my daughter to check out your blog as she loves to scrap. I enjoy card making.
April 2, 2009 11:53 PM


Be sure and stop by the Turtle booth to say hi!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Closed Good Friday

Just a reminder that we are CLOSED Friday, April 10th for Good Friday! We are OPEN Saturday and Sunday during regular business hours!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

QuicKutz Collector's Series

Starting in June, QuicKutz will periodically release a limited edition Collector's Series die or die set! These dies will be manufactured in limited quantities only once and never re-ordered again! The Collector's Series is a new program aimed particularly at QuicKutz collectors where they "open the QuicKutz vault" and bring back a favorite discontinued product in a new, revamped collector's format. Unlike the standard silver dies, a Collector's Series product will have a unique color and come in special packaging.

The first product QK is bringing back is the quirky and fun Zelda alphabet. This long-time favorite was originally released back in 2003 in Classic size on 2x2 dies. As a Collector's Edition, Zelda will be bigger and better than ever, released in Grand size and on seven 4x8 dies with a retail value of $129.99.

In order to guarantee that you get this limited edition release of Zelda, call the store and pre-order today! We must have all pre-orders no later than 6PM on Thursday, April 9th!

Check out this layout that was posted in our gallery by Brenda Rowe. Please note that this features this previously released 2x2 version of Zelda. The Collector's Series version will be larger.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

A Month of Tuesdays with Technique Tuesday!!

Technique Tuesday began when a group of friends gathered on a weekly basis to scrap, stamp and share ideas. As they gathered around the table, their creativity grew and the company came from that shared passion. Join Lori for a "Month of Tuesdays". Gather around our table and share the passion of stamping.

Week One: Ali Edwards' Everyday LifeLearn to scrapbook Ali Edwards' style! Simplify and scrapbook everyday life! During this Ali-designed class, you will create a two page layout that will be a great backdrop for a year in review page. The Ali Edwards stamp set in this class is exclusive and only available in this class. Kit also contains acrylic block and ink.
Date: Tuesday May 5, 2009
Time: 6:30 - 8:30PM
Supplies: Basic Tool Kit - black ink pad, scissors, paper trimmer, adhesive, black journaling pen and ink blending tool.
Cost: $35 due upon registration


Week Two: A Greeting for Every Reason (cards)
We will create 6 beautiful cards using the Technique Tuesday Fundamentals Tiles and the Long Stemmed Sentiments stamp set. You will learn masking, generation stamping and other techniques to add depth and dimension to your crafting projects! Kit includes stamp set, acrylic block and ink pad.

Date: Tuesday May 12, 2009
Time: 6:30 - 8:30PM
Supplies: Basic Tool Kit - black and brown ink pads, scissors, paper trimmer, adhesive, black journaling pen, coloured pencils and ink blending tool
Cost: $40 due upon registration


Week Three: Together (layout and 2 cards)
Create this beautiful layout to showcase a favourite photo. Learn to use technique tiles in creative ways, not only on layouts but on cards too! The kit includes the Flea Market Finds stamp set, 2 ink pads, and clear block.

Date: Tuesday May 19, 2009
Time: 6:30 - 8:30PM
Supplies: Basdic Tool Kit - black ink pad, scissors, paper trimmer, adhesive, black journaling pen and ink blending tool
Cost: $35 due upon registration


Week Four: True Love
Join Lori to create this layout that captures her favourite subject. A beautiful layout that will capture the image of someone (or something) you love. You will also make a card that will be easy to duplicate over and over again. Learn how to use clear stamps to make custom-colored backgrounds, chipboard accents (with TT fundamental tiles) and ribbon. Kit includes the Language of Love stamp set, ink and acrylic block.

Date: Tuesday May 26, 2009
Time: 6:30 - 8:30PM
Supplies: Basic Tool Kit - black ink pad, scissors, paper trimmer, adhesive, black journaling pen and ink blending tool
Cost: $40 due upon registration

Must register for all classes no later than Monday, April 13th. Take all 4 classes and receive 10% off registration AND a free collector's edition stamp set (Ali Edwards "Beautiful")!

For more information on other exciting classes being offered in-store please check out our newsletter. Sign up today so that you never miss out on the latest Turtle-y happenings!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wanna Win??

Don't forget to comment on this previous post for your chance to win 2 tickets to the Saturday Marketplace at ScrapFest (April 18th).

April's Product Highlight

We are starting a new program here at the Turtle. Each month we will pick one product to highlight and the Design Team will take some of the guesswork out of it for you. We will make it our mission to brainstorm ideas of how to use the highlighted product. This way, you can get the most out of your scrappy goodies without killing your brain power to do it.
This month we are highlighting the super fabulous In Stitch'z templates from Bazzill. I personally love these things!! I forget to bring them out as often as I should but always love the look I get with them.
Check them out here at the store!! When you need a little extra something for your project, go ahead and reach for these!!
We hope you like what we came up with and that it helps you see the versatility in this fabulous product.

Anne Marie
This is a first for me using In Stitch'z so it was fun. I used my silly stitch'z template. I penciled in the dots and used my stickles to draw.

I loved using these stitchz on my 3D item (not to mention my new Sassafrass kit)! I also think it would work lovely just poking the holes and putting the fake candle in there!

I had alot of fun using the stitchz on my LO. I added mini brads to mine and the effect was great.

I stitched and added Kaiser Pearls in the other holes.

I chose to bling it up by using my flower template as a guide. I also used one of my border templates and did a little regular stitching.

I used my templates to do some Faux Stitching. I punched the holes and then used a Glaze pen to create the stitching. I also used the templates as a guide for doodling. I simply marked the holes with my Glaze pen or my marker, then joined the dots. For the flourishes around my title I only used a portion of one of the templates.

Alright, now it is your turn! We want to see what you can come up with! Join us over at the forum and load your projects up!! What?!?! You don't own any of these fabulous templates?!? Well what are you waiting for?!?! Get on down to the Turtle and pick some up!! Oh, and just in case you need a little extra enticement, for this month only, all the Bazzill In Stitch'z products are 15% off. Stop in and get yours today!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Sneak Peeks

This month the Design Team got to play with some fabulous American Crafts product. Yummy!!!
Anne Marie worked it out with the Backyard line.

Dee rocked the Craft Fair line.

Mellissa did wonders with the Craft Fair line.

Regan wowed us with the Craft Fair line.

I (Tracey) got to play with the Backyard line.

And our fabulous Guest Design Team member, Heather, let loose with the Backyard line.

So, now that you have seen all this yummy eye candy, I am not sure why you are still sitting in front of your computer. Head on out to the Turtle now and get some of this fabulous product for yourself!!

Oh, and if this wasn't enough to convince you that you must have these products, don't forget to check out this section of the forum on April 15th for the full reveal!!

**Don't forget about your chance to win 2 tickets to ScrapFest in the post below!**