Friday, April 30, 2010

Ultimate Crop Retreat Announcement!

Here it is... the announcement you have been waiting for! We have had so many requests for a "Turtle Retreat" and you know our motto... "Go Big or Go Home!" ... so we decided to plan the Ultimate Crop Retreat...

Join us November 12, 2011 for a 5 Night Cruise & Crop! That's right a CRUISE!! We'll be cruising out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and heading to Cozumel and Belize. We are offering 2 full days at sea where you can scrap your hearts out, plus evening studio time after our days at port! As if that's not enough, it gets even better... Vicki Boutin will be joining us! Vicki will be teaching the classes that are included in your conference fee and hanging out with us during crop time!

We thought a Cruise & Crop offered the best of both worlds! Lots of time for scrapbooking... but the added bonus of a vacation to warm sunny places (and lots of photo opportunities too!!) You can choose to go with your friends, or even take your family too! There are tons of fabulous amenties onboard Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas! While you are scrapbooking, your family can be lounging by the pools, playing in the waterpark, climbing a rock wall and so much more! Plus you will have two days at port with lots of excursion options... or just go lay on the beach! What more can you ask for!?

I know what you are saying... "Yeah, it all sounds great but HOW MUCH!?"

Cruise Cabins start at just $439 per person*!

I know what you are saying now too... "Honey.... I know what I want for... (insert occasion here... birthday, Mother's Day, Christmas... )"

We are so excited about this event and we cannot wait to go cruising with you! For all the details please visit our Cruise & Crop website at . Gail and Cheri are fantastic ladies and will be very helpful with any questions you may have.

WOOOHOOO Scrapping Turtle hits the open waters!!!

*All quoted rates are in US Dollars. Rates include your cruise and port charges. Government taxes are additional at $89.39 per person. Rates are based on double occupancy, are subject to change, and are based on availability. Taxes are subject to change. The cruise line reserves the right to implement a fuel surcharge if the cost of fuel increases.

Scrapbookers add $150 for the Participant Fee. Non-Scrapooking friends and family members will not have to pay the conference fee. Space is limited so book early!!

Transportation to the cruise port is not included in pricing and is the responsibility of each cruiser. However, we will be looking into group rate options for air travel as the time comes closer. We don't cruise until November 2011, so there is LOTS of time to save! Deposits are due when you book, but final payments are not due until August 2011!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Special Announcement Alert!

Keep watching for a special announcement coming this Friday, April 30th!
We will be announcing the details of our Ultimate Crop Retreat!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Kit of the Week!

Check out this week's gorgeous "Quic-Kit". Remember these are in limited supply so get yours today!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Have your say!!

It is time again for the

Waterloo Chronicle Readers' Select Awards!!

We all know that Scrapping Turtle is THE best craft store anywhere so let's let everyone else in on the secret!!* Follow the link below and fill out the survey. Make sure the world (okay, so maybe just the local area) knows that the Turtle is the best place to serve all your scrappy needs!!

The Survey

On behalf of everyone at the store, I thank you for your support!!

* This message is brought to you by someone who does not work at the store and is therefore not paid to say it!! hehehe

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

ScrapFest Recap & a new Kit of the Week!!

ScrapFest has come and gone and it was awesome as always!! It was great to see all of you who were able to stop by! Many thanks to the awesome staff and customers who donated their time to help us pull off another great event!

How about a peek at the gorgeous projects that were offered as make & takes....

Friday had ScrapFesters making a beautiful canvas designed by Quick Quotes. Isn't it incredible?!?! Hard not to love this one with those super adorable pictures!!

Saturday was a layout to make & take. This beauty was designed by Noel Camilleri. Shoppers could first head on over to see Amanda Stratton to have their picture taken and then bring it to our booth to put it on this fab layout.

Many thanks to Amanda for offering her fantastic photography for our make & take! :)


And now let's get a look at this week's incredible Quic-Kit.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

More ScrapFest teasers!!

Tomorrow is the day folks! ScrapFest time is about to begin!! Can't wait for all the fun!!

Want some more turtle-y spoilers?!?!

Teaser #4: Be sure to get your draw ticket with your purchase... we are doing 2 draws each day for a prize! :) ... wanna know what it is??? ... you'll have to wait! :)

Teaser #5: Five is the magic number! Be sure to stop by for our AWESOME VIP Make & Take on Friday! $5 Cash is the cost, but the project is PRICELESS! :)

Teaser #6: Don't forget to show your Turtle spirit! Be spotted with your terrific Turtle Tote... Turtle T-shirt... Turtle Water Bottle... you get the idea! You'll earn a ticket for one of our 4 draws!

Teaser #7: Be sure to stop by Amanda Stratton's Photography booth and get your ScrapFest photo taken! Bring your photo to our booth on SATURDAY for an awesome FREE Make & Take... You won't be disappointed!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The countdown is on!!!


Only 2 more sleeps!!!

Who wants some teasers?!?!

Teaser #1: ScrapFest HOT Deal ... NeatNix Pink "Stuff Bag" Only $9.99!! (regular $39.99) These bags are huge and are great for weekend cropping getaways... beach getaways... you name it! Personalize them and make them yours! These are at an AWESOME price so be sure to stop by booth 300 and get one while they last!

Teaser #2: We will have EIGHT new Quic-Kits designed just for ScrapFest! Check out our Facebook Page to get a look at them.

Teaser #3: Join us at the Scrapbook & Cards Today Interactive Studio on Friday at 4 PM and Saturday at 2 PM for an AMAZING and FREE workshop!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Kit of the Week!

We have another gorgeous "Quic-Kit" to share with you this week. A stunning layout perfect for those lovely Spring photos. Get yours today!!

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

FREE online class!

These boxes have been around forever but Mellissa has newly discovered them and has been creating up a storm. Join her online today at Turtle Soup for a FREE online class! She will be taking you step by step through the process of making gorgeous explosion box albums. Be sure to stop in for some fun chatting and scrapping!

Date: Sunday, April 11th
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 PM (stop in any time!)
Where: Turtle Soup DT Workshop Forum
Supplies: 2 - 12x12 pieces of cardstock, 2-3 12x12 pieces of patterned paper, Scor-Pal or scoring tool, ruler (optional), Ribbon, Embellishments, Basic Tool Kit

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Spring Fling Sale!

We've got to make room for all of the new product that keeps some good deals just because! Come in Saturday, April 10th and Sunday, April 11th to take advantage of our Spring Fling Sale! Find some great items at great prices!

QuicKutz Dies Buy One, Get One FREE*! (excludes tools and previously marked down dies)

Fall '09 Fancy Pants 40% Off! (Little Sprout, Rough & Tough, Trick-or-Treat, Kraft Kuts Boy & Girl & Dancing Girl)

Jillibean Soup Papers 30% Off!

3 Bugs '09 Releases 40 % Off! (Simple Pleasures, Snips & Snails, Happy Bird-day, Homegrown, Spread Your Wings, To The Rescue)

Sassafrass Lass Felties Buy One, Get One FREE!

Buy an album and get a pack of coordinating page refills for FREE!

Copic Sketch Markers only $6.99 each!

All Ribbons Buy 2 Yards, Get 1 Yard FREE*!

All Kaiser papers & embellishments 30% Off!

(* must be of equal or lesser value)

Friday, April 9, 2010

April Product Highlight - Core'dinations

This month we are focusing on the gorgeous new lines from Core'dinations. Core Amour is available in the Sable collection and the Onyx collection and they are lovely!

This paper is great. You can leave it alone and use it as is or you can sand it up and see what surprise is in store for you when you do or you can tear it up and reveal the inner core. So much to do with it - each time you play you can get a different look.

Why not pop into the store and pick some up. For the month of April it will be 15% off.

If you want to get a look at both collections, check them out HERE on the Core'dinations website.

Now, check out what the Team did with it....

Mellissa - At first it just had the vines and leaves on it. Until....I sanded the whole paper and up popped lots of dots and cute butterflies. Surprise!!! This particular paper is called ~ADORE~

Tracey - I decided to make a card for my project. I took a piece from the Onyx collection and sanded it and distressed the edges and voila! Card done! Easy peasy and great for a masculine card!

Anne Marie - I also got to play with ADORE! At first I was sure what to do but I am happy with the results. So fun to play with!!!! I do ADORE this line!!!!!!

Marissa - The sanding revealed the band of words (Friends, Family, Love) as well as the hearts along the bottom of the page. I also distressed the edges so you could see more black, and sanded a bit across the top of the paper.

Heather - For my layout I used the Forever paper from the Sable Collection. Sanding revealed the title "Family is Forever" as well as the family member titles. I only sanded the ones that applied to my photo -- mother, aunt, uncle, son, daughter, grandmother, sister, brother, niece and nephew. After sanding I highlighted them with brown ink so that they stand out more.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

A couple of kits!!

I hope everyone is enjoying a fabulous Easter with family and friends! Don't forget that we are open today if you want to pop in for an Easter visit with us! Our Easter Eggstravaganza is still happening today too! When you make a purchase, you will have the chance to pick an Easter Egg from the basket. Eggs may contain discounts, candy or even some free goodies! It can't get much better than that!

Now, let's check out a couple of new kits! First up is the April Calendar Kit....

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And next is this week's "Quic-Kit".....

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Good news - 34 new boxes of goodies arrived yesterday! House Mouse, Stampavie, Whiff of Joy, Fancy Pants, American Crafts, SEI, Carolee's Creations and MORE!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Easter!

From the Turtle family to yours, we hope you have a safe and Happy Easter!

Just a reminder that we are CLOSED on Friday, April 2nd. We are OPEN for our regular hours Saturday, Sunday and Monday!

Design Team Reveal Day!!

I can't believe today is the last day for a Reveal from this current design team. I know I speak for all of the DT members when I say it has been a pleasure to be part of the team. Scrapping Turtle is so fabulous to their team and the store and forum are wonderful communities to be a part of. So, as this team signs off we wish nothing but the best of luck to the new team coming in! Watch for an announcement May 1st!!

This month the team is playing with some Bo Bunny goodness!! Yumminess all around! These 5 lines are hot items in the store and are moving fast so get yours today!!

Marissa - I am working with Flower Child this month. It is so pretty!!!! I can't stress that enough. The colours are so bold, yet muted because they seem distressed. All the papers work with this line. The stickers, the chipboard, the flowers, the brads! WOW they are fantastic and create a seamless flow for a themed album, or a few pages of the same event.

Anne Marie - All I have to say is BO BUNNY!!!!!! I got to play with the Roughin' It Line!! Super line especially for me and all the outdoor activities we do!!! Both sides of the paper is fantastic!!!

Heather - This month I am working with the gorgeous Jazmyne line. It is from Bo Bunny's Limited Edition Glitter Series. This line is stunning!! The papers are all beautifully glittered, the colours are rich, and there are fabulous embellishments that go with the line. And it incorporates my favourite colour -- purple!!

Mellissa - I am playing with the very delish Mama-razzi line. If you havent seen these new lines in person, then you'd better hurry up, they will fly off those shelves. All the new lines come with matching CS, chipboard stickers, element stickers, combo stickers, buttons, brads, etc, etc. Fabulous stuff girls.

Tracey - So, for my last month I am playing with the absolutely fabulous Sophie line by Bo Bunny. I {heart} Bo Bunny and this line is no exception. It is yummy and girly and I love it!

Don't forget to pop the forum on April 15th to see the rest of the reveals!