Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Earn some QuickBuckz and save!!!

QuickBuckz are coupon/cash-like products that can be redeemed for QuicKutz products during a specified date range.

Here's how it works....

Visit the store between August 25th and September 12th and for every $20 you spend on QuicKutz products you will receive $10 in QuickBuckz.


Visit the store between September 26th and October 3rd and you can redeem $10 QuickBuckz for every $20 spent on QuicKutz products.

Sound good?!?! Sure does! Pop in and purchase your yummy QK goodies today!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Reader's Select Awards

The nominations for The Record's Readers' Select Awards have arrived.

A big thank you to everyone that nominated the store for the award.

Now is the time to make your voice heard. Pop on over and vote today. Let's make sure everyone knows Scrapping Turtle is the number one store out there!!

Online voting closes August 25th at 5 p.m.

**Don't forget about the Design Team Call happening now. Details in the post below.**

Monday, August 17, 2009

Design Team Call

Our current Design Team term is beginning to wind down and we are looking for creative and enthusiastic scrapbookers to join! The goal in creating this team is to inspire and motivate scrapbookers of all levels and abilities.

Deadline for Design Team submissions will be Wednesday September 9th, 2009.

To apply, please send the following items to DesignTeam@scrappingturtle.com.
  • Full contact information (Name, Address, Phone Number, Email Address)
  • 3 layouts, 1 altered project and 1 card (these must be your original work please!)
  • Names and links of online galleries/forums/blogs (and your username) where your work may be viewed
  • Any prior or existing Design Team experience
  • A short bio about yourself, your scrapping style and why you want to be part of our Design Team

Design Team Requirements:

  • Complete 4 projects each month. Three are to be layouts and the fourth project is your choice of another layout, altered item or card set (3 or more cards. All projects should feature QuicKutz. All items to be uploaded to DT gallery by monthly deadline.
  • Participate in a weekly rotation of card or layout challenges. Alternating between providing challenges or sketches and completing a sample to support your fellow DT member's challenges. You will be given at least a week's notice of upcoming challenges.
  • Participate actively (daily) on the message board (Turtle Soup) by creating new threads, responding to threads, leaving comments in the gallery, etc. From time to time Scrapping Turtle may ask Design Team members to be more active for certain purposes both online and in-store (i.e. online crops, store events, etc.).
  • Participate in Design Team discussions and online "meetings"
  • Weekly Rotation of Design Team Responsibilities (Challenges, Question of the Day, etc.)
  • Commitment to a 6 month contract term (October 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010)
  • Exclusivity to Scrapping Turtle Design Team for length of contract.
  • All projects created for Scrapping Turtle Design Team are exclusive to the Turtle Soup Message Board and Gallery for the duration of your contract.

Design Team Compensation:

  • Receive a 20% discount on regular priced purchases from Scrapping Turtle.
  • Receive monthly Design Team kits to be used in creating monthly projects.
  • Free shipping on orders shipped with Design Team kits.
  • The satisfaction of inspiring others.

All previous Design Team members and applicants are welcome to re-apply.


**Don't forget to check out August's QuicKutz Korner post to see Kim's gorgeous creations and for your chance to win some QK goodness!**

**Don't forget to check out the Fun With Ranger post for all sorts of tips and tricks using Ranger products. Thanks to Jennifer McGuire and her Thinking Inking series of videos.**

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

July Mystery Kit Winner!

The ladies at the store did it again! July's Mystery Kit was another fabulous one! So much fun to play with!

There were eight fantastic layouts up for the vote last month. The ladies on the forum used their 'voice' and chose a winner. To check out all of the layouts with the kit, pop over to the gallery HERE.

Have a look at the yummy goodies found in the kit....

Papers and embellishments may vary slightly.

And here is the super cute layout that won the vote. Check out this beauty by Heather Haggett. Love those flowers.

Just a reminder that Mystery Kits come out on the last Sunday of the month and are in limited supply.


A couple other reminders......

**Don't forget to check out August's QuicKutz Korner post to see Kim's gorgeous creations and for your chance to win some QK goodness!**

**Don't forget to check out the Fun With Ranger post for all sorts of tips and tricks using Ranger products. Thanks to Jennifer McGuire and her Thinking Inking series of videos.**

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Fun with Ranger!

Looking for some inspiration around using all of the fantastic products from Ranger? Check out the Thinking Inking series of videos on Jennifer McGuire's blog.

For your convenience I have provided links to the posts of interest.

Week 1 -
Distress Inks: The Basics
Distress Inks: Stamping
Distress Inks: Watercolour Backgrounds

Week 2 -
Embossing Powders: Using Without Stamps

Week 3 -
Paint Dabbers: Distress Embossing Powders
Paint Dabbers & Paint Resist

Week 4 -
Distress Crackle Paint: The Basics
Distress Crackle Paint: Stamping
Distress Crackle Paint: Adding Shine

Week 5 -
Alcohol Inks: Backgrounds
Alcohol Inks: Clear
Alcohol Inks: Embellishments

Week 6 -
Dimensional Pearls & Stickles: The Basics
Dimensional Pearls & Stickles: With Stamps and Backgrounds

Week 7 -
Canvas: Stamping, Resist & More Techniques

Week 8 -
Perfect Pearls: The Basics, With Water & More Ideas

And where, you ask, can you get this full line of amazing products from Ranger?? Well, from Scrapping Turtle of course!! Pop in today to pick up some goodies and put all of these incredible tips and techniques to work.

Edited to add: There will be nine weeks of these classes from Jennifer McGuire. I will be going back and editing this post as they are available. Bookmark this for future reference.

August QuicKutz Anonymous

Today was our monthly QuicKutz Anonymous class and Lori rocked it out yet again. First up is a super-cute layout called "My Favourite Things". One of the things I love about this layout (and there are many) is that you can personalize any way you wish with your own favourite things!

And here it is again with the hidden journaling tag peeking out.

And of course, I cannot forget this month's calendar page. I am loving this!!!

Lori also made a super cute tag with one of the new journaling block dies from QuicKutz but I am so sad that my pictures were cruddy so I can't show you that. You'll just have to take my word for it and know that it was fabulous!

If you're not yet a QuicKutz addict, what are you waiting for?!?!?! 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.

Kate's August Product Highlight!

Today marks the last day of our August Product Highlight reveals! I hope you have found some inspiration in the fabulous projects created by the Design Team. Head to the store today to pick yours up. Remember for all of this month they are on sale for 15% off so get them while you can!! For a review of the information on these wonderful little books, check out the initial post HERE!!

And now let's take a look at what our fantastic Guest Designer Kate came up with....

Kate was playing with the 6x6 version of the album and you will see that she also added extra bits in with both chipboard coasters and index cards. She has also left the second half of the album bare so she can add pages for the day trips still come this summer! Awesome idea!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Regan's August Product Highlight!

Today we are going to check out what Regan created with her Fontwerks chipboard album! She decided to make a birthday book/journal so as not to forget those imprtant days.

And tomorrow we will be back for our last, but most certainly not least, reveal from Kate!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Mellissa's August Product Highlight!

Mellissa had a chance to play with the 6x6 version of this month's highlighted Fontwerks chipboard albums. Included were 6 pages and 3 rings and because she had lots of pictures she added a few 'mini' pages within the book.

"I added hidden journaling to the inside cover"
"This is one of those 'added' pages"
"There is hidden journaling in the pocket on page 1"
"The right side is the front of the 'mini' album that I added inside"
"Inside of the 'mini'"

"I added a 'back' page"

Tomorrow, pop back to see what Regan created with her book!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tracey's August Product Highlight!

And we're back for day three of our Product Highlight reveals. Remember that the Design Team is playing with the Fontwerks chipboard albums and for the entire month of August they are 15% off!!!!

Let's take a look at Tracey's album made using a 5x7 album along with some additional pages made from 4x4 chipboard coasters.

Make sure to come back tomorrow to check out what Mellissa did with her album.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Dee's August Product Highlight!

Welcome back for our second day of Product Highlight reveals. Just a reminder that our Product Highlight this month is Fontwerks chipboard albums. Currently in stock are the 4x4 books (4 pages, 2 rings, $2.49), 5x7 books (4 pages, 2 rings, $3.49), the 6x6 books (6 pages, 3 rings, $3.49), the 6x9 books (4 pages, 3 rings, $4.49) and the 8x8 books (6 pages, 3 rings, $4.49). And as always, for the month of August, these books are 15% off!!!!

Today we are checking out Dee's fabulous mini.....

Don't forget to pop back tomorrow to check out Tracey's mini-album!

Monday, August 3, 2009

August Product Highlight!

This month we are doing things a little differently. Our Product Highlight this month is the super cute and fun to alter chipboard albums from Fontwerks.

Currently in stock are the 4x4 books (4 pages, 2 rings, $2.49), 5x7 books (4 pages, 2 rings, $3.49), the 6x6 books (6 pages, 3 rings, $3.49), the 6x9 books (4 pages, 3 rings, $4.49) and the 8x8 books (6 pages, 3 rings, $4.49).
As always, for the month of August, these books are 15% off!!!!

Each member of the Design Team received one of these fabulous books to play with. In order to showcase them all (without filling this post with pictures) there will be one revealed each day!

Today, we start with this adorable one by Anne Marie.

"I got to work with the 5X7 and loved it!"


"I actually used a brown lunch bag on the right side for a pull out."

"Here it is showing my hidden journaling."

"I used fun foam to pop up this picture."

"I used a glitter pen to add a bit to the eyes and scarves on the snowmen"

"Here is the other half of the brown lunch bag on the right."

"Here is what you pull out of the bag!!! I used a coaster!"

"Coming to an end."

"Back Page."

Don't forget to pop back tomorrow for the next reveal!