Monday, 17 March 2014

Inspiration - Boy Edition!

Happy Monday Morning scrappy people! We are busy here at the store getting ready for our Crafty Kids Spring Break Camp and our National Scrapbook Crop Til You Drop Weekend...but decided it was a good day for a little inspiration!
One of the most frequent things we hear is how people struggle with boys layouts.... so I wanted to highlight some of our current awesome boy lines!

One of the best selling ones is Adornit's Construction lines - check out the layouts on the Adornit blog!
I love how the baby is sleeping in a dumptruck!  That Boys Will Be Boys paper is so adorable!!!  

And this adorable layout uses some awesome embellishments that are good for both boys and girls - chevrons and stars!

Next up is Bella Blvd's Max Collection - a great paper with a mix of embellishments that are perfect for Project Life style layouts too!  All these layouts are taken from Stephanie Smokovich's Pinterest board.
 A great mix of patterns!

More stars for embellishments!  And check out that doodle paper in the background?

I love how Becki Adams added colour to the doodle paper!

A bit on the Vintage side...check out Authentique's Suave line...beautiful blues, greens and teals in this line!

I love how Loes De Groot put hearts and flowers on a masculine layout!

More flowers on a boy layout...I love it!!  This one was created by Hilary Kanwischer.  Ivy and Cori-Lyn both loved this line so much that each of them snuck a few sheets and did layouts too!

Sticking with a little vintage and heading into a little grunge... Kaisercraft's Garage Days is awesome for scrapping those guys in your life!  Check out Rachael Funnell's tag and card set!

And last but not least, the hottest new masculine line in stock is Graphic45's Good Ol Sport....and you know that the projects that come from Graphic paper never disappoint!

I adore these Artist Trading blocks by Nichola Battilana

And THIS POST on Graphic's blog has all kinds of great ideas using this paper - like Denise Johnson's altered matchbox

Hoping you found some inspiration today - I'm off to play with paper!

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

We Love Crafty Kids!

One of the best things about the crafting industry is that people of all ages enjoy it!  We discovered just how much when we started a teens and tweens club and after many requests, we have decided to test out a Crafty Kids Spring Break Camp!  

Kids Camp for kids aged 6 and up!
March 31st-April 4th from 9:30am - 12:30pm
$30 per day or $125 for the whole week!
Includes snack and drinks plus a fun scrappy project!
Projects:Monday 31st - kids recipes mini albumTuesday 1st - Mixed Media CanvasWednesday 2nd - All Occasion CardsThursday 3rd - Banner Wall HangingFriday 4th - Mixed Media Canvas
Spots are limited and will fill quickly - please call the store to register!

Monday, 10 March 2014


Come celebrate National Scrapbook Day with us!
May 2-4th

Join us for 30 hours of cropping fun!!!
Come for the whole weekend or just a day!
All food and drinks are provided, plus make and takes, games, a BIG grand prize, tons of door prizes, goody bags for all scrappers and a weekend filled with scrappy fun!

Friday May 2nd: 6pm - 2 am - $35
Saturday May 3rd: 10am - 2am - $60
Sunday May 4th: 10am - 4pm - $45

Or enjoy the whole weekend with us for only $130!! 

Plus one lucky early bird will WIN THEIR WEEKEND FOR FREE!!!

We will be cropping at Belmead Community Hall (9109 182nd St) so there will be a TON of room...and we are packing up the store to take it there too!

Call the store to register - 587-523-1713

Tuesday, 4 March 2014


Little Yellow Bicycle has always been a personal favourite so I was sad not to see them this year at CHA.  When we returned home, we discovered that they had been bought out by Momenta and we are anxiously awaiting to see what new things they come up with!
In the meantime, we are overflowing with new goodies from CHA and trying to make room for it all!  Sooooo... we decided to say goodbye to Little Yellow Bicycle's last two lines!  We currently have all LYB's "Home Sweet Home" and "Making Merry" paper and accessories on sale at 40% OFF!
We only have 4 kits in each line - with 18 sheets of paper and 4 embellishments at 50% off - HURRY IN FOR THE BEST SELECTION!

And if you need a little inspiration, check out the adorable layouts Lisa Rukin Swift did with Home Sweet Home

Or how about the adorable mini by Shellye McDaniel?

They make so many cute embellishments - so easy to make a project in a snap!

The Making Merry line was used here in the store by Andrea, who did a fabulous Christmas card class.  But check out what Audrey Pettit (for Thermoweb) created with it

or the stunning pillowbox

or this beautiful layout by Rachel

Have a crafty week!