Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Thank you all SO much for the cards, gifts, goodies etc that have been dropped off or mailed in over the last couple of weeks! You are all so amazing! We can NOT begin to ever tell you how much we appreciate your business & how thankful we are that you've supported us this past year... We've had another record breaking year & we just keep growing & expanding to provide you with what we believe is the best selection & service this town has ever seen! Look out 2016, we have BIG plans ahead! Merry Christmas & all the best to each & everyone of you in the New Year! :D
Today is the last shopping day of 2015 at Memory Junction. Be sure to stop by, stock up on stocking stuffers, adhesives, and anything you think Santa needs to bring you. The adhesives and Wink of Stella have been restocked! Both must haves for the crafty person!
If the Sizzix Big Shot bundle is on your must have list, we only have one in stock! This big shot comes with a bonus of $100 worth of embossing folders and dies!
An amazing deal!!
We are here from 10:00 - 4:00
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Good Saturday morning to you peeps! Today's the FINAL day of our amazing, "Please buy it so I don't have to count it for inventory" sale! The whole* store is 50% off and boy oh boy, have you guys been loving it!! (*does not apply to Southern Ridge Trading Company product or the Big Shot Bundle) It's been another record breaking week, for both amounts of customers through the doors and sales! You have no idea how much I appreciate that! :D We are open today from 11am until 3pm. See you soon! :)
Friday, December 18, 2015
Happy Star Wars Day!!! Second to last day of the "I don't want to count it for inventory" Sale! Blow out savings for you, as everything* is on sale for 50% off! That means dies, adhesives, paper sets, embellishments, inks, accessories & whatever else you can find! It has been a nut house in here since Tuesday, so make sure to get in before the sale ends tomorrow afternoon! We are open today from 10am until 4pm - see you soon! :D (*does not apply to Southern Ridge Trading Company product or the Big Shot Bundle).
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Good Thursday morning peeps! The 50% off* pre-inventory clearance sale continues!! Yes, you read that right! I don't want to count it, so please take it home with you before my year end at AMAZING prices! :P Some sections are getting low, so if you've been wanting something, you better get here soon - there will be no restocking orders arriving until the store reopens in the new year. If you've been coveting the Heartfelt Creations paper pads & dies & stamps, there are still some left! We are open today from 10am until 4pm. See you soon! (*excludes Big Shot Bundles, Cutterpillars, any special orders that are being held behind the counter, Southern Ridge Trading Company product & already marked clearance items) :D
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Good Wednesday morning to you!! What a gorgeous sunny day out there!! Only FOUR days left in the 50% off almost everything pre-inventory clearance sale (excludes Big Shot Bundles, Cutterpillars, any special orders that are being held behind the counter, Southern Ridge Trading Company product & already marked clearance items)... I'm expecting it to be another crazy day in here. :D Better to get here early - there are some very popular items that are already sold out, so shop early in order to avoid being disappointed! We are open today from 10am until 4pm. See you soon - cheers! :)
By this time in December, I really want snow. But only for Christmas! LOL! I am a fair weather girl, but nothing beats waking up to a winter wonderland on Christmas morning...
My second submission for this months Christmas words challenge is SNOW.... as in Let it Snow! ;) So what else could I use but snowflakes & lots of them?
Karen's large Snowflake Wreath was the perfect starting point for this project. I also used pieces from Snowflakes 712, Snowflakes 713, and Snowflakes 714. And since I LOVE her wooden Small Marked Reindeer, I used another one of them from my DT package.
All of the wooden and chipboard pieces were then sprayed with a good layer of Heidi Swapp's Gold Colour Shine. Once they were dry, I started assembling the wreath, adding some greenery from Tim Holtz's Holiday Greens dies, some berries that were punched out of red paper and some bling to spruce up the middle of the snowflakes. I used a Memory Box die & cut out the Let It Snow title from the centre of the die.
I put everything on a black mat, then matted it all on a super glittery gold paper. I think it just pops and will be a centre piece on my Christmas mantle this year.
Thanks for looking! We appreciate the support we've had at SRTC over the past year! Merry Christmas and a very safe & prosperous New Year to you all! Cheers -- Melissa :)
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Good Tuesday morning to you!! It's the most wonderful time of the year!! Everyone is all buzz already about the email that went out last night... seriously, we DO NOT want to have to count all this product while doing the physical inventory at the beginning of January, so you get to have the benefit of that!
Like we mentioned in the email, the earlier you get in here & shop, the better the selection. Judging by the FB messages, emails & phone messages already this morning, it's going to be a crazy week! We are open today from 10am until 4pm. See you soon! :D
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Yikes!! Only 13 more sleeps until Santa makes his appearance!
Are you ready?
Be sure to stop by the store to take advantage of the
50% Couture Creations & Craft Concepts products.
You do not want to miss out on this great sale!
We're here from 11:00 am until 3:00.
See you soon :-)
Friday, December 11, 2015
TGIF!! It's Friday - again!! Time is just whizzing by so fast - Christmas is going to be here before we know it! Are all your cards done? Your projects finished up? If not, and you need some help putting the finishing touches on your master pieces, we're here & glad to help you out! Don't forget the 50% off Couture Creations & Craft Concepts products continues until tomorrow. You don't want to miss out! We're here today from 10am until 4pm - enjoy the day! Cheers! :D
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Good Thursday morning to you!! It's nice and cozy at the store for some paper crafting in class this morning... Our sale continues until Saturday this week - 50% off Couture Creations & Craft Concepts products. Wish lists have been very popular as well as Gift Certificates! Tell your loved ones to come on in & we'll help them out & make it quick & easy for them! ;) We are here today from 10am until 4pm - have a good day! Cheers! :D
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Happy Wednesday!! What a glorious morning out there between the sun & the smell of the fresh rain... hard to believe it's almost the middle of December!! ;) We were run off our feet yesterday for the first day of our Countdown to Christmas Sale! All Couture Creations & Craft Concepts products are 50% off for the whole week! And yes, that means DIES & EMBOSSING FOLDERS!! Best to hurry in soon as lots went out the door yesterday! Looking forward to the last class of 2015 tomorrow with some great ladies! Classes will resume in February as we'll be working on class samples & ideas during January. We're here today from 10am until 4pm - see you soon! Cheers! :)
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Happy Tuesday peeps! Just over two weeks to go until Christmas and to kick off the final countdown, we're going to have a sale! All Couture Creations & Craft Concepts products are 50% for the whole week! And yes, that means DIES & EMBOSSING FOLDERS!! Be sure to shop early for the best selection - they won't last long at this price... we're here today from 10am until 4pm - See you soon! Cheers! :)
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Friday, December 4, 2015
TGIF!! Happy Friday peeps!! Exciting day as it's a crop day - we can't wait to get into our PJ's and get to work on those last minute Christmas projects!! New stock to put in this morning will keep us busy as well... We'll also be open LATE tonight for some late night shopping, so let your family members know we'll be here! We are open today from 10am until 4pm then again from 6pm to 9pm! Looking forward to seeing you - cheers! :D
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Good Thursday to you! It's so nice to have above zero temps again! LOL! A bit of a mess on the roads though with all that sand making a mess of the cars... We're rocking the Boney M Christmas tunes today waiting for UPS to make another delivery!! I'll post pics once the stock is in the computer! Don't forget to get those wish lists filled out ladies - I had one family member in yesterday who heard we had wish lists but their loved one didn't fill anything out! :o Never fear, I know most of you well enough that I'm sure we found the perfect gifts anyhow!! We're here today from 10am until 4pm - have a great day! Cheers! :D
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
December Sketches are up!
December 2015 Layout Sketch - Feel free to play along with this month's sketch challenge! Use this sketch as a starting point & create your own page. Use it as is, or as a jump start for your own unique layout. Bring your layout to the store to be hung up on the gallery wall & voting will take place by the customers. Please try to keep content to at least 80% of product that is available at Memory Junction. Store Credits will be issued to the winner! I can't wait to see what you come up with! Happy Scrappin'! Contest closes December 23, 2015.
December 2015 Card Sketch - Feel free to play along with this month's sketch challenge! Use this sketch as a starting point & create your own card. Use it as is, or as a jump start for your own unique card. Bring your card to the store to be hung up on the gallery wall & voting will take place by the customers. Please try to keep content to at least 80% of product that is available at Memory Junction. Store Credits will be issued to the winner! I can't wait to see what you come up with! Happy Scrappin'! Contest closes December 23, 2015.
Happy Wednesday to you! It's going to be feeling a whole lot like Christmas around here with boxes of new stock to go through & put out! I'll be tallying up the votes from last month's sketch challenges & give out a shout out to the winner's a bit later today! And we will get the December sketches uploaded today as well... PLUS we've got the Christmas tunes going & it's nice & cozy in here, so stop in and say HI!! We're here today between 10 & 4... see you soon! Cheers! :D
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
It's officially the start of Christmas! Are you short on Christmas card supplies? We have everything you need to make some on short notice. The Memory Box wall has a large selection of dies for quick cards. Plus, you need to come in and check out the Blue Fern Vintage Christmas line! The paper is stunning! You will not be disappointed!
We are here from 10:00 - 4:00. Stop in to say Hi :-)
So many words to describe Christmas! And it's hard to narrow it down and pick one to do my first December challenge with... but I chose the word BELIEVE and imagine that, Karen has an amazing wooden piece with just that word!
Because the wood pieces have a beautiful glow to them from the wood burning process that Karen uses, I didn't have to do very much to make this piece any better! I sprayed the piece plus another of the Small Marked Reindeer with the Marshmallow Tattered Angels spray. It just gives a glittery effect over the wood pieces without changing the colour of the wood pieces. I added a couple of rhinestones to accent the deer as well.
I added some bling & Memory Box die cuts over the Bo Bunny patterned paper to complete my 6x6 card.
Quick - easy - beautiful! My mantra!!
I look forward to seeing your Christmas Word creations -- Cheers! Melissa
Friday, November 27, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Happy Thursday!! And Happy Thanksgiving to our American peeps who follow our page! Wishing you all a wonderful day!! Fingers crossed for some new stock to put in after this mornings class! Always fun!! We are here today from 10am until 4pm. See you soon! Cheers! :D
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Along with a couple of NEW dies that arrived in today's shipment, there was A LOT of restocking going on in the store with so much of the new, popular Christmas dies & items back in stock! ONE MONTH until Christmas Eve - make sure your loved ones know that you have your wish list at the store AND that Gift Certificates are available if they feel more comfortable doing that!! Cheers! :)
LOOK what's coming to Memory Junction!! Click HERE for the video!
For all of you who have been admiring those who make these kind of albums from scratch, you can have that same look, without ALL the work! All you have to do is decorate... These 7x9" albums will come in black, kraft & white with all of the inserts plus exciting dies to work with the albums... Make sure you speak up ASAP as to what you want so I make sure I have on order to fulfill the demand - because I envision demand being VERY high!! They work perfectly with any HFC paper pads & die sets...
Good Tuesday morning to you!! Brrrrr, that winter is bitterly cold out there! Bundle up when you're out & about today! ;) It's nice and toasty in the store so pop on by to warm up & say HI and check out the new product! We're back on product watch this week - I'll post when things are uploaded into the computer. I am here today from 10am until 4pm - be safe driving on those ice covered roads! Cheers! :D
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Happy Saturday everyone! Another beautiful sunny day out there!! Only 4 Saturdays left to Christmas shop - and there is tons of fun just waiting for you in store! Don't forget to fill out those wish lists - just ask for one when you're browsing! :D We had a another great time at crop last night - the last one before Christmas is Dec 4th so be sure to get your name on the list ASAP as it's almost full already! We are here today from 11am until 3pm - see you soon! Cheers! :)
Friday, November 20, 2015
Happy sunny Friday peeps! It's a gorgeous day out there! :D Tons of new stuff in store for you to check out today and we're OPEN LATE tonight, from 6pm until 9pm for your late night shopping pleasure! Looking forward to the crop tonight & getting some stuff done for Christmas! We are here from 10am until 4pm. Enjoy that sunshine! Cheers! :D
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Good Thursday morning! It was a frosty one today -- brrr! Looking forward to class this morning with a great group of ladies! Also keeping an eye out for more stock that's due from the US any day now! We are here today from 10am until 4pm - see you soon! Cheers! :)
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Happy Wednesday peeps! Looks like a decent day is shaping up out there - considering how bad the weather has been all around us, we're pretty lucky! No wind storms, no blizzards, no power outages!! Oiy! Winter in BC is off to nasty start! It's nice & cozy at the store, and there are boxes for me to go through today! We'll post an update later letting you know what's arrived. We are here today from 10am until 4pm - cheers! :D
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Good Morning! It's warmed up a little today, just enough to make your way down to the store for some goodies. There is still some room for the crop Friday night. Call or stop in today to reserve your spot. We are in the store from 10:00 to 4:00. Happy Crafting Peeps!
Monday, November 16, 2015
The words to Elvis' Blue Christmas rang in my head while I was creating this card!
Karen's lovely 3D ornaments are gorgeous -- all shined up on my card for this week's submission. For the first time, I tried LuminArte's Twinkling H2O's Shimmering Watercolors on the chipboard pieces. I think they turned out so pretty! The blues are vibrant and catch the light so nicely!
I added some bling to ornament tops and stamped a sentiment, adding some Wink of Stella to the words to bling them up too.
I finished off with a die cut from a Memory Box die.
I love all the blue, white & silver on this card!
Thanks for looking - I hope you're taking part in our monthly challenge!
Cheers - Melissa :)
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Happy Saturday peeps!! Only 6 Saturdays left until Christmas, including today! Make sure you get your wish list filled in soon - trust me when I tell you, they're being used! ;) Stock didn't arrive yesterday, so that means next week is going to be busy! Spots are filling up fast for the crop on November 20th, so be sure to get your name on the list ASAP! Use that time to finish up gifts or Christmas cards that you're working on - we always have a good time! We're here today from 11am until 3pm & look forward to seeing you! Cheers! :D
Friday, November 13, 2015
Happy Friday!! A bit blustery out there today - fingers crossed the wind blows in the UPS gal & the mailman with packages! LOL! :D Lots of stuff in the store to help you get your Christmas cards made for the season, or to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping! Don't forget to take a minute or two to fill out your wish list at the store - it's been a huge help to the families who come shopping for you! <3 We are here today from 10am until 4pm so pop on by to say HI! Cheers! :)
Thursday, November 12, 2015
In addition to restocking the Spectrum Noir line, Memory Box dies, & the masculine Heartfelt Creations paper pad "Everyday Hero's" - A lot of special orders have arrived as well. Check out the brand new product right HERE! If you were waiting for something, expect a phone call. Some things are still backordered from Sizzix & Stampendous so I'm trying to be patient! It's so hard sometimes LOL! :P
Good Thursday morning! I hope that some of you were able to get out & enjoy the amazing Remembrance Day ceremonies down at Riverside... what a spectacular day it was for paying tribute to our veterans! My favourite part is the plane fly by's - always gives me chills! Some of the stock boxes have arrived, which means a restock on the Spectrum Noir markers - just in time for Christmas! Plus more dies, some new & restocked and I'm not sure what else is in the boxes... once I'm through them & have them in the computer, I'll upload what's new! AND there is more on the way - Christmas is coming soon & we want to be prepared! :D We are open today from 10am until 4pm - see you soon! Cheers!
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Love when the sun shines so brightly!
It's a perfect day to come to the store and check out our New Product wall. We are also on product watch...stayed tuned to see what exciting new product we have coming in. The store is open today from 10am to 4 pm.
Remembrance Say is tomorrow. Memory Junction is taking the day to honour and remember our veterans. Store reopens Thursday November 12 from 10am to 4 pm.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Friday, November 6, 2015
Hooray for Friday!! Looking forward to our crop night tonight - always a good, good time! Christmas shopping has already started in earnest, so be sure to get your wish lists completed, let your family know that Gift Certificates are always available and tell them that we're always happy to offer suggestions if they're stumped! We are here today from 10am until 4pm - enjoy your day! Cheers!
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Happy Thursday!! Looking forward to our big class this morning - always fun sharing the love of mini albums with others! Looking forward to the blue skies and sunshine that are poking their way through the fog as it burns off! Always lots going on here at the store, so pop in & check it out! We're here today from 10am until 4pm - Cheers! :D
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
I finally had a moment to count the votes from last month's sketch challenge! Lots of entries this time so it was fantastic!! Congrats to Tanis B, winner of the layout sketch challenge and to Sam F, winner of the card sketch challenge! Credits are on your accounts! If you'd like to play along, please check out the November sketches right here!
Happy Wednesday! A chilly, brisk morning out there... but the sun is peeking through so I'll take it! ;) More stock is expected this morning - I'll get it into the computer & uploaded for you to see ASAP! We have a crop on Friday night and we always have a great time... be sure to get your name on the crop list as space is usually limited. Pop in & say hi on your way by - we're here today from 10am until 4pm! Enjoy your day - cheers! :D
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Well now that business of Halloween is over...you know what happens next!
If you haven't all ready started thinking about Christmas, this is the time to start! Stop by the store to fill out your Wish List today!
We are waiting to see if the UPS truck will deliver happy mail today! Lots of new product in store...We are here from 10 am - 4 pm.
Stop by and said HI
Have you ever looked a piece of chipboard and just KNOW what you wanted to try with it? Well, when I saw Karen's patterned snowflake frame, my mind was racing! I had just tried a technique with a stamped card front that I'd seen on Pinterest that involved a used dryer sheet & glitter. Sound interesting? Well look how amazing it looks!!
So how do you do this? First, save those used dryer sheets! FYI, I use Bounce and my girls looked at me like I'd lost my marbles when I told them to save the dryer sheets from when their laundry was done. Then I ironed them nice and smooth and enjoyed the lovely smell that was released when they were heated LOL! Don't have your iron too hot, you will melt the dryer sheets! Just keep it below a rayon setting and you'll be fine!
Next, I cut the dryer sheet down to 5.5 inches by 5.5 inches, the size of Karen's frame. Then I used a Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to colour the frame a deep teal green. Once that was dry, I sprayed one side of the dryer sheet with a permanent spray adhesive. Then I smoothed the dryer sheet over the top of the chipboard frame. Once it was smooth, I dumped a whole pile of Warm Highlight Glitter Ritz over the top and then tapped off the excess. I was left with a gorgeous gold toned glitter clinging to the dryer sheet and it stays because of the spray adhesive!
The pictures do not do this technique justice at all! I did a couple of close ups to try & show the sparkle on the project.
I also sprayed a mixture of snowflakes from Karen's Snowflakes 713 & Snowflakes 712 with the same coloured Glimmer Mist then added a couple of gemstones to finish them off. Then I die cut out the title & added one more snowflake to complete the look.
As someone who loves to recycle & reuse items, this technique makes me happy... I hope you try it and share with us your projects! Have fun & thanks for looking! Cheers -- Melissa :D
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Saturday, October 31, 2015
What a lovely day to catch up on some crafting projects!
Be sure to stop in the store to see what's new! We have an amazing deal on Sizzix Big Shot Bundles!! You don't want to miss out on this!
Today is the last day to preorder the CutterPillar Pro or the CutterPillar Crop! Be sure to have your $50 deposit in today before closing.
We are here from 11 am to 3 pm. Come by and say Hi!
Friday, October 30, 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Happy Thursday! Once that fog burns off, it looks like it should be a nice day! Lots of blue skies peeking through by my house this morning!... Class this morning, and I'd like to THANK those of you who do call to cancel when you're not feeling well! It's important for not only our staff to stay well over the cooler months, but for our customers to know that they're not going to get sick by coming to class. We do have some older clients who's immune systems are compromised and who have respiration issues and we want to keep them healthy! Expecting more new stock today & tomorrow, so we'll keep you posted with what's arrived! We are here today from 10am until 4pm... enjoy your day! Cheers! :)
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Good Wednesday morning to you! Brrr, a tad bit chilly when I was taking the dogs out this morning... even with a sweater on, poor P.D. was shivering LOL! Looking for some more stock to arrive today or tomorrow. I'll post pics once it's uploaded. Be sure to pop in & check out all the new stuff! Also, starting today you're going to find that Terri will be in to give me a hand as things ramp up towards the busy Christmas season & to give me a break now & again. She's a regular at the store, so many of you will already know her when you pop in. I'm excited to have her helping out! :) We're here today from 10am until 4pm & look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers! :D
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
New product added today! Check it out right HERE!
All Crazy Birds product has been restocked & are available. Once this shipment is sold out, there will be no more orders. If you're wanting to get them before they're gone, better hurry in quick! :)
Don't forget, there is one last order also going in before Christmas for the Cutterpillar Pro's or the Cutterpillar Crops. Check out the product video & make sure you have your $50 deposit into the store by Saturday, October 31st to get in on this order.
Happy Tuesday peeps!! Fall is definitely in the air today - a bit dreary & the wind is chilly... but that also means PERFECT paper crafting weather! I'm expecting a shipment today and another this week - so stay tuned to the pages so you can be the first to know what's arrived! I'm here today from 10am until 4pm! Cheers! :D
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Happy Saturday peeps!! Another beautiful fall day out there! Class yesterday was busy, busy, busy & the day just flew by! There is tons new in the store with more shipments on their way - we'll have to rearrange again to get it all in! I am here today from 11am until 3pm. Enjoy that sunshine & have a great weekend! Cheers! :)
Friday, October 23, 2015
Happy Friday peeps! Looking forward to class this morning with a fantastic group of ladies! Fingers crossed the stock box that left Vancouver yesterday will arrive today - I'm always so impatient LOL! I am here today from 10am until 4pm and look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers! :D
Thursday, October 22, 2015
I will be placing another order for the Cutterpillar Pro's and the Cutterpillar Crops at the end of the month! Be sure to get your $50 deposit ASAP to get on the list!
Some of the features of the Pro's are: The best of both worlds, with a gear driven rotary blade that passes smoothly by a stationary blade, for clean cuts through vellum to chipboard, and everything in-between.
Powerful LED light track illuminates the cutting edge for seriously accurate cuts (even through double-sided & cardstock).
New ABS composite construction is deceptively strong, yet light. Designed to last many years. Soft rubber feet gives stability without marking up the dining room table.
Enhanced measurement screen
Cuts up to 12" paper.
Includes paper storage drawer
This is the ultimate scrap-booking dream tool.
Light weight and portable.
Retails for $129.99 US dollars & the crops are $89.99 US dollars (Depends on what the exchange rate is when processed). Call the store at 778-471-7082 or pop in to pay your deposit. Special order only!
Happy Thursday peeps! I sure do love seeing all the sunshine & blue skies... makes the day just so much better! Finishing up class prep today, & back on stock watch. There is lots new in the store, so come check it out! Plus, **WISH LISTS** are back... It's getting to be that time of the year when thoughts are turning towards Christmas so you want to make sure that you get what your heart desires! And as always, gift certificates are available for those who really want easy LOL! I am here today from 10am until 4pm & look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers! :D
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Happy Tuesday peeps!! A beautiful start to our week with a sunny, crisp morning out there... SO much new stuff to get on the shelves and more is on it's way this week - stay tuned to the pages so you know when & what has arrived! Big class to end the week on Friday, which is always fun! I am here today from 10am until 4pm - enjoy the day! Cheers! :D
Monday, October 19, 2015
Oh Autumn... the prettiest time of the year! The sight of all the leaves turning colour never ceases to amaze me! As much as I LOVE SUMMER, fall does make me happy with the crunchiness of the leaves, the smells & the look of it all!
Using Karen's piece "Maple Branch" (item number & link to be added when available) I made this fall themed card to show my gratitude to a family member.
I sprayed the branch with a mixture of sprays, including orange, brown & green to get a look more consistent with autumn leaves. I love how the leaves picked up the gold tinted sparkles in the sprays as well. As a final touch, I distressed the edges of the leaves with a chalk ink pad.
I added a sentiment & some punched maple & oak leaves to keep the title tied in with the card. Finished it all off with a little row of bling on the sentiment ticket and I was done!
Now it's your turn to show us what you can do with the Fall theme... We're looking forward to your entries!
Cheers! Melissa :)
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Happy Saturday peeps! Another fun crop last night and another gorgeous day out there... we are so lucky to live where we do! There is so much new stuff in here, we're bursting at the seams! I'll be trying to rearrange things to fit it all in, so please excuse the mess while that's going on and ask if you can't find something LOL! I'll be here today from 11am until 3pm! Cheers & enjoy your weekend! :D
Friday, October 16, 2015
Hey Hey! It's Friday, it's crop night & it's Late Night Shopping! WOOT WOOT! It looks like a bomb went off in here, new stock everywhere, classroom area needs to be prepped for the crop & I'm in early to get a head start on getting the new stuff into the computer. Ready to be uploaded is new Couture Creations dies & embossing folders, three new lines of Kaiser Craft plus new KC embossing folders as well! I'll post pics as soon as I'm done - promise! I am here today from 10am until 4pm & again from 6pm to 9pm! Look forward to seeing you! Cheers! :D
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Happy Thursday to you peeps! Another class this morning, a full crop tomorrow night, and the week is flying by! October is going to be gone before we know it! There's another shipment of Crazy Bird stamps & dies here -- the Crazy things stamps still aren't here, so be patient! I'll call you when they're in! ;) After class this afternoon, I'll post what's arrived. I am here today from 10am until 4pm, see you soon! :)
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
WOOT WOOT! Our US order full of the Cutterpillar Pro's and the Cutterpillar Crops arrived! Those who ordered can expect a phone call by the end of the day. There was lots of restocked Bo Bunny Sleigh Ride in there as well as some special orders, new to Memory Junction WINK OF STELLA glitter pens, and a fun mix & match paper pad for you coffee lovers out there! Another order or two will be arriving tomorrow so I will keep you posted as things arrive & are in the system! :D
Check out the newly added product HERE!
Check out the newly added product HERE!
Good Gorgeous Wednesday to you!! I hope you all had a great long weekend - I sure did! It was so fantastic to get away & explore an area I've never been to before. Of course, paper crafting in the beautiful mountains didn't hurt any either! ;) If you're ever in the area, be sure to check out the Glacier, Washington Mt Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest! It was spectacular in the fall colours! There is TONS more new stock expected today & tomorrow, classes tonight, tomorrow, and a crop on Friday night this week! We're right back into the crazy busy part of our year... I am here today from 10am until 4pm & look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers! :D
Friday, October 9, 2015
I can hardly believe that it's the Thanksgiving long weekend already! I am so THANKFUL for each & every one of you who've helped to make our store such a success!! I will be closed tomorrow as I'm heading down to the USA with a friend on a scrapbooking retreat for the weekend! I am so looking forward to it! I am here today though from 10am until 4pm & my first order of business to get this new stock into the computer! It's just been such a mad house in here, I haven't had a chance to get it in! Watch for the new product uploads later on today! Have a great weekend & enjoy your Thanksgiving celebrations! Cheers! :D <3
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Happy Thursday peeps! Another crazy one in here today - but so fun getting you all hooked on making mini albums!! :D The wayward stock box should show up sometime today - I won't be able to get to that until late this afternoon with class in here this morning! I'm here from 10am until 4pm! Enjoy your day peeps! :D
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Happy Tuesday peeps! Looks like a bit of a dreary start to the week, but it's perfect weather for getting your craft on! Lots new in store and MORE is on the way - I know, it's totally crazy!! :D But that's how we roll around here! Big week of classes - everyone is so excited to get started on making their mini albums! I am here today from 10am until 4pm - enjoy your day! Cheers! :)
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Friday, October 2, 2015
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Happy Thursday & 1st of October peeps! Another busy day in here starting with class this morning... and I'll be posting the new sketches for the Sketch challenge after class this afternoon! The winners of the layout challenge was Trudy M & the winner for the card was Terri K! Congrats ladies - your credits are on your accounts!! I have to close 15 minutes early today to get to an appt at 4... Be sure to get in here ASAP & see all this amazing new product - it's very popular! I am here today from 10am until 3:45pm! Enjoy the sunshine! Cheers! :D
Happy 1st of October & welcome to our new monthly challenge here at the Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog! Be sure to check out all of the details on this month's challenge theme which is FALL...
For my first Design Team project this month, I used a TON of Karen's awesome chipboard to make this title page for the Halloween 12x12 Scrapbook I am in the process of making. I love themed albums; they're so fun to put together & I love reminiscing over the photo's of the kids and how they've grown over the years!
The Happy Halloween Kit, CEL-413 has lots of awesome shaped pieces in it.
To decorate the title in the kit, I blocked off the ghosts using cut up strips of post-it notes.
That way, I could spray the title orange using Smooch Spray & leave the ghosts untouched to paint white using Distress Paint. I used a Q-Tip dipped in the paint to colour the ghosts.
Once it was dry from the spray, I put the pieces on black cardstock then I used the Martha Stewart spider web border/corner punch set to make the title mat. Isn't it fun?
Using other Smooch Spray colours, I spritzed the haunted house, witch & bat. I love how they look metallic-y!
I sprayed the wooden fence MIN-350 & the grass border GAR-595 as well with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists to get the colours I wanted. Then I inked the edges of everything with a black cats eye ink pad. I layered the fence over the bottom of the house, then layered the grass border over the fence! Three lovely layers of SRTC product! :)
For the spider's web, I also used the metallic silver spray & I used glossy accents on the spider to make him pop off the patterned paper... He looks too real for me! LOL! ;)
I absolutely love how this page turned out! I hope you enjoyed looking at it & seeing how I use the chipboard that Karen created for my project!
Now you show us what you've got for this months theme FALL! Be sure to enter our challenge.
Thanks for looking! Cheers! Melissa :)