Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Anniversary Week Fun & New products

Anniversary Week Specials

We will be celebrating our 5 year Anniversary with these specials all week long! Specials run from Sunday January 16th to Sunday January 23rd!

* excludes machine, replacement mats and replacement blades
** excludes Epic 6 Tool

Anniversary Auction

The 5th Annual Anniversary Auction is Sunday January 23rd! Gather up your qualifying auction receipts and get ready for auction Turtle style!

Join us for Make & Takes, Cookies and Socializing from Noon to 2:30 during registration!

Auction Details:

Date: Sunday January 23, 2011
Registration*: 12:00 - 2:30 PM
* Don't forget your receipts for registration!!
Make & Takes: 12:00 - 2:30 PM

Auction Begins Promptly at 3:00 PM

New Arrivals/Coming Soon!

The following items are NEW in the store!

The following items are COMING SOON!

  • QuicKutz Valentine Release
  • QuicKutz Revoultion Tools & 12" Platforms
  • QuicKutz All-In-One Storage & Magnetic Storage
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Restock
  • We R Memorykeepers Peep

Monday, January 10, 2011

Crash Your Stash with project 12

Are you ready to get more scrapbooking done in 2011? I know I am! We are re-introducing Crash Your Stash, and this time with Project 12!

If you are unfamiliar with Project 12, it is a challenge that Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine started last year. Each month they release a sketch, created by Becky Fleck, to inspire you. It's a great way to get a jumpstart on your scrapbooking. You can use the sketch each month as a "month in review" type project so that at the end of the year you have a terrific keepsake.

We are going to incorporate Project 12 Sketches into our Crash Your Stash classes! Each month you will create 4 pages (either 2 double pages or 1 double page and 2 single pages) inspired by the Project 12 Sketches. Better yet, you bring supplies product from your own stash! This way, the projects will always be with products of your own taste and it helps you use products you already own. You will leave class with a very personalized project that isn't cookie cutter to everyone else in the class. You can stretch your supplies and your dollar by using your supplies to create multiple layouts that you can then use as gifts! (Just think, you could have a whole year in review album to give to grandparents at Christmas!)

These classes are great for all levels of scrapbooker! It's great for beginners to learn new techniques, paper combination, photo placement, as well as learning how versatile and useful sketches are. It's great for advanced scrappers to use their abundant stashes, be inspired to get more pages done and making their products go farther and a great social night out!

Crash Your Stash with Project 12

Intro Class: Wednesday January 19th, 7-9pm
Monthly Classes: 2nd Wednesday each month, 7-9pm
Cost: $12 per class

Special Promotion: Sign up for the whole year of Crash Your Stash with Project 12 for only $99!

Sign up and pre-pay for the year by January 15th and get one American Crafts 12"x12" D-Ring Album* for only $15! You'll need an album for all of your completed layouts!
*excludes leather albums

Sunday, January 9, 2011

2011 Calendar Club

A new year means a new calendar! Our Quic-Kit calendar pages were a favourite last year and we will be continuing to offer them this year. You can pick up your January 2011 kit today!

This year we decided to offer a little extra incentive for you to get a jumpstart on your calendar project early. Pre-order the entire year's worth of calendar pages (12 kits) for $95.88 and receive a FREE 12x12 blank calendar to put them in! You will be able to keep up with your project throughout the year and have a completed project in time to use it as a Christmas gift! If you wish to purchase multiple sets, you can do that and you will receive a free blank calendar for each complete set of kits. As a bonus, we will offer two free calendar crop nights for you to put your calendar together. In addition, you can get some inspiration from the kit designers for finishing touches to make your calendar even more spectacular!

Even if you don't take advantage of this special offer, you can still buy the kits each month for $7.99. The January kit is now available and can be purchased online or in the store.

Calendar Club Crops are scheduled for Thursday May 12th and Thursday November 10th from 6-9pm. The designers will be on hand with matching cardstock to help you create finishing touches for your calendar pages. Sign up for the 2011 Calendar Club by January 31st to take advantage of your free blank calendar and these exclusive crops!

And now, here is a look at January's kit.....

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

January's Product Highlight

This month we are focusing on the fantastic Mini Alpha Stickers from My Little Shoebox. You seriously cannot have enough of these! They come in SO many different colours and are often the perfect finishing touch to a page or a card.
For the month of January, pick up some for 15% off.

Check out how the Design Team ladies put them to use....

Tanya - I found these a great addition, especially for the 'extras' in your title. It makes adding those little jokes or funny pieces easy.

Heather - These stickers are fabulous! I've picked up some more to use for sentiments on cards and on layouts.

Vicki - These stickers are great for quotes on a page when you want it to pop!

Shelley - I love using these little alphabet stickers. I don't use them enough. They are perfect for on a layout to put a date on it or someone's name under a photo; and the perfect size for a sentiment on a card.

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Design Team Sneak Peeks


From all of us here at the Turtle, we hope you have an amazing 2011 filled with many blessings and wonderful memories. We look forward to being there with you along the way to help you preserve all those great moments for years to come!!


A new month means a new round of Design Team Sneak Peeks!! The ladies, as always, have done an incredible job!! Be sure to check out their peeks below and then pop by the forum on the 15th for the full reveal.

Tanya - I received the stunning Merry January line by We R Memory Keepers. This is such a fun palette and truly versatile.

Heather - I am working with the delightful Holly Jolly line by My Little Shoebox. I love MLS so I am really excited to be playing with this line. There's such a whimsical feel to this line that I know it will be fun. The papers are double-sided, with the exception of the die-cut. There is also a sheet of journaling die cuts and a sheet of stickers.

Vicki - This month I got to play with We R Memory Keeper's Merry January line. It's gorgeous! I love non-traditional colours in theme lines.

Shelley - This month I get to work with the Reminisce Snow Buddies line. It is a cute & fun winter line.

Thanks for stopping by!

Don't forget to check out the post below for details on Lori's Clean Your Scrap Space Challenge. Some pictures have already been loaded to the forum and already there seems to be competition for the most chaotic scrap space!!