Sunday, May 31, 2009

June Sneak Peeks!

Well, another month has passed by! It is sneak peek time again!! This month the Design Team had kits filled with 3 Bugs in a Rug goodness and a little Bo Bunny thrown in for good measure.
Of course, a new month also means a new Guest Design Team member as well. Please join me in giving a big turtle-y welcome to Shelley Scheeringa (bananagirl to those of you on the forum).

Hello everyone, my name is Shelley Scheeringa aka bananagirl. I am a SAHM and live in Hillsburgh, with my three kids, Monique (13), Hannah (10), Colin (4) & my DH of almost 23 years John. I divide my “stay at home” time volunteering in one of the three different schools my kids attend. I love being able to make a difference in their school experience. In my spare time (ha, ha) I try to squeak in some scrapbooking. I started scrapbooking in 2001 after the owner of a small craft store we had in town came home from a trade show with some goodies to show off. She said to me “this is going to be the next big thing”. She brought in a few papers, scissors, stickers & glue, which I of course bought so I could try it out and I was instantly hooked. Needless to say scrapbooking has come a long way & so has my style (I hardly ever use stickers now!!) I like to look to the internet for inspiration and The Scrapping Turtle has never disappointed me since I found this wonderful pond. I am looking forward to my time as part of the DT & I only hope I can inspire you as I have been inspired by everyone here.
And now, check out what the DT has been up to....

Tracey - What a Hoot

Mellissa - Snips and Snails

Anne Marie - Bo Bunny's U Bug Me

Shelley - Happy Bird-Day

And don't forget to pop by the forum on June 15th for the full reveal!! And coming tomorrow, this months' Product Highlight....

Saturday, May 23, 2009

QuicKutz Sale!!

Seriously, are there two words that go better together than these?? QuicKutz and Sale - I love it! They should always be in the same sentence if you ask me!!

May 24th - June 6th
All 2007 and 2008 Revolution dies are on sale
$9.99 for a single die
$17.99 for a double die

Cookie Cutter Fonts are 30% Off!

Check out these quick links!
Revolution Dies
Revolution ShortKutz
Revolution GooseBumpz
Cookie Cutter Fonts

Friday, May 22, 2009

World Turtle Day!

Tomorrow, Saturday May 23rd, is World Turtle Day!
Come on in and see us!
For Saturday only you will receive double Turtle stamps on all qualifying purchases.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Another month has gone by....

....and here we are ready for another reveal by the Design Team. Where oh where does the time go?!?!

This month of course we were all about the babies! Inspired of course by our newest little turtle friend, baby Jack - who is getting bigger & stronger everyday!! (YAY Jack)

To check out the DT's full reveal, please pop on over to the forum!!
**And don't forget about our product highlight for the month of May. All Stix2 products continue to be 15% off until the end of the month. For more information and ideas with this fabulous product, check out this post.

Monday, May 11, 2009

QuicKutz Anonymous!

Saturday was the monthly QA class lead by the fabulous Lori. She outdid herself again this month (with a little help from Kim)!

Check out these fabulous projects that were created by all....

If you would like to come out and join this fantastic Club, please see this post for all of the details or call the store.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

ScrapFest Make & Take

The Friday night VIP make & take at ScrapFest was fantastic!! I know there are some folks who weren't able to make it on Friday but purchased the kit on Saturday. Please note: that this sample varies slightly as I did not have all of the die cuts, etc that were used Friday night so I made due with product from my stash. So, feel free to do the same and make the project your own!!

The following are the products that you will need to complete the project....

Step One: paint the edges of each square with the Aqua paint dabber

Step Two: round the corners of the papers pictured below (a couple are not rounded in the sample but you can choose to round as you wish)

Step Three: use a craft knife to cut out the holes so you will be able to fasten your project together

Step Four: stamp "Spring" and the frame in Aqua Adirondack ink (Stamps are from Imaginesce)

Step Five: use Copic markers to colour the white ribbon to match (YG17 & BG01)

Step Six: assemble pages and embellish as you wish

Monday, May 4, 2009

Mystery Kits!!

Each month the ladies at the store put out a Mystery Kit and just like the name suggests the contents are in fact - a mystery! You never know what you are going to get but that is so part of the fun. Each kit contains coordinating patterned paper & embellishments. Each month the contents are different and the specifics might vary slightly depending on what line is being used. Never doubt though that these little packages of goodness are always fabulous and always well worth the $8.99.

They are available the Sunday of each month and fly off the shelves!! If you want one you must act fast!!

And once you get them, what do you do with it?!?! Well, after the fun of opening it up and checking out the surprise goodies you get to take it home and create. Load your work up to the online gallery between the 21st and 28th of the month for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store. The winner is chosen by a vote of all members of the forum.

With every contest of course comes rules. These are included in your Mystery Kit for your easy reference. The basics are that you are to use your kit to creat a 1 or 2 page layout. You have to use a little bit of everything in the kit and are permitted to add cardstock only. There are a few exceptions to this cardstock rule though - you may add rub-ons or stickers for titlework and you have several free items that you may use to your heart's content (ink, paint, chalk, stitching, doodling).

As an example, here is what was included in the April Mystery Kit.....
And here is what some of our forum members did with it.....

Shelley Scheeringa

Marissa Colwell

(Based on a sketch by Becky Fleck)

Heather Haggett

Ria Jenkins

Angela Park

Christine Marsh

Part of the fun is to see everyone's very different takes on the same product!

Remember, kits are available the last Sunday of the month! There may be a kit or two left for May otherwise pop in later this month and play along for June!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

May Product Highlight - Stix2

This month we are highlighting the always cool STIX2!!

Glitter and beads are always "in" when you are scrapping! Every layout or card could use a little sparkle!

Have a look at the different foil, glitter and bead colors next time you are at the store!

We, your Design Team, are going to help you out by giving you a bunch of different ways to use this fabulous product so you can see the versatility in it.

I chose to use it on a layout and lately I have a "go big or go home" kinda attitude so I used it ALL! The best thing about this product is a little goes a long way... not only did my project use very little of the actual product, I barely needed anything else on the layout! Big impact!

I used the Stix with the white foil, such a cool effect, I wanted it to look like paint...VOILA.

When I heard Stix2 was going to be our Product Highlight this month I wasn't quite sure. I had never used this before but I jumped in and played and it turns out it was lots of fun! I love this stuff and expect to use it more often! I used micro beads on the 'puddle' chipboard and brown foil on the tips of the butterfly wings.

I have had Stix2 since last years Scrapfest and have not used it much. Actually, I tried to use it and couldnt figure it out, lol....Till now. Once I did it 'properly', I had fun with it. It really was easy to use and the effects are nice. I made a card using my QK flower die and the butterfly die along with the newest Nesting Label. On the butterfly I used the fine glitter. The flowers are the medium glitter and for the flower stem I used the foil.

Anne Marie
I added the stix2 beads to the inside pedels of the chipboard flower.

Pam I used the Stix2 glue to make the dots on the chipboard I painted white, and I used the Stix2 tape to make the lines.

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!! Oh, and just in case you need a little extra enticement, for this month only, all the Stix2 products are 15% off. Stop in and get yours today!!


For anyone who purchased the make & take kit from ScrapFest, please know we have not forgotten about you. Pictures & instructions are in the works and will be posted in the next day or two! Sorry about the delay. :)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Happy National Scrapbook Day!!!

Isn't it awesome to have a holiday all of our own!? We love to celebrate here at the Turtle, but even if you weren't able to attend our all day NSD crop, we will still have specials and make and takes available for you!

FREE Make & Takes:
Come see the new QuicKutz Gift Sets in action!

10 AM to 12 PM: Reuse Make & Take
12 PM to 2 PM: Enjoy Make & Take
2 PM to 4 PM: Flirt Make & Take
4 PM to 6 PM: Relax Make & Take

National Scrapbook Day Specials (Saturday, May 2nd only)!

Buy 10, Get 10 - Buy 10 regular priced patterned papers and get 10 sheets of Bazzill Cardstock for FREE! (excludes specialty cardstock)
QuicKutz NEW Embossing Folders - Buy the complete set (20 styles) for only $139.99! (QA Members pay $129.99!)
20% off all Ranger Products
30% off all Grungeboard

QuicKutz Spring Gift Sets

They are here! The new 2009 Limited Edition QuicKutz Spring Gift Sets have arrived! These gift sets already sold out from QuicKutz! Be sure to get them while they are available! Each gift set includes: Cookie Cutter Mini Alphabet and Shape Dies, coordinating tote bag and unique entry code for the Create In Color Sweepstakes! What also makes these gifts ultra cool are the colored dies! Yes, each set of dies is colored to match its packaging! Each set is available for only $114.99! (QA Members pay $99.99!) These gift sets will be available beginning Saturday, May 2nd! Stop in and get yours!

THIS WEEKEND ONLY: Saturday & Sunday May 2nd & 3rd
Buy all 4 QK Spring Gift Sets for only $409.00*!
The first 12 people to buy all 4 sets will also receive a FREE gift from Daisy Bucket.
*If you are a member of our QuicKutz Anonymous Club, your price on all 4 gift sets will be $369.99 during this promotional period!
When you buy any QK 2009 Spring Gift Set, you will receive an entry into a draw for one of two Epic 6. This is the brand new cutting tool coming in June from QuicKutz.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Today is Sneak Peek Day!

It's the first so that means time for a little teaser at what is to come this month. May at the Turtle is all about babies as the Design Team was playing with baby lines from Prima, American Crafts & Little Yellow Bicycle.

And with the beginning of a new month also means the introduction of a brand new Guest Design Team member. Please help me give a very warm welcome to.....

Hi, I'm Pam D, and I'm super excited to be your GDT member for the month of May. I live in Brantford with my amazing husband of almost 2 years, and our 2 Golden Retreivers and 2 cats. I work full time as an accountant, and we are currently renovating our basement, but I still manage to find time to fit in scrapbooking!

I was first introduced to this wonderful hobby 3 years ago by my husband's boss who thought it would be a good way to display my wedding photos. Since then my style has changed incredibly, and it is still changing! I must say that a lot of that has to do with the Turtle, and the amazing talented ladies here. Like I said, I'm very excited to be a part of the team this month, and to push my limits a little more and "scrap outside my shell"!

And without further ado, here are the DT projects for this month.

Anne Marie - American Crafts baby collection.

Regan - American Crafts baby collection.

Dee - Little Yellow Bicycle's Baby Safari Boy collection

Mellissa - Little Yellow Bicycle's Baby Safari Girl collection

Tracey - Prima's My Mommy and Me collection

Pam - Prima's My Mommy and Me collection

And with that, we hope we have enticed you enough to pick up some of these fabulous baby lines and get playing. As you can see you don't need to have a brand new baby at home. These little are super cute and versatile.

And don't forget to check us out in the forum on May 15th for the full reveal!!