Saturday, January 31, 2015

So nice to see a sunshiney Saturday!! Everything is so much cheerier when the sun shines! :D Today's the last day to get your cards or layouts in for the January Sketch Challenge. Great way to earn store credits!! :) I'll post the new sketches for February this weekend for you... We are here today from 11am until 3pm - looking forward to seeing you! Enjoy your day!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Happy Friday to you!! It's been such a busy week - it sure did fly by! I can't believe we're so close to the end of January already! WOW! Looking forward to the packages arriving next week - hopefully some new lines etc as well so that we can get some neat class samples started with new product. Make sure to check out the new dies - the new die box on the counter is stuffed full and more is coming! We are open today from 10am until 4pm. See you soon! :)

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Good Thursday morning to you!! Looking forward to a busy class this morning with some amazing ladies... And looking forward to some out of town clients who called to let me know they were popping by! :) The preorders just keep getting loaded onto the wholesaler's websites - so much new stuff & so many cool things! I can't wait until it starts trickling in!! I am here today from 10am until 4pm. See you soon! :)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Happy Wednesday peeps! I received shipping notifications this morning for two shipments heading our way! Always exciting getting boxes of stuff to share with you all. Working on some classes for February & March, including some great guest spots as well! Stay tuned for details coming soon... Our first shipment will be ready to drop off tomorrow at the post office (I was going to do it today, but had a request from an out of town customer to please wait for her, as she was coming later today! :D) Word is getting out into the community after our FB community group, who are collecting to open up a food bank in Nunavut, got some attention from CFJC news & CBC news... I love how willing Kamloopsian's are to step up to the plate! :) You are all such blessings! I am here today from 10am until 4pm. See you soon! <3

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Good Tuesday morning to you! Another drab day out there - but that's ok! There is always lots of sparkle & shine going on in here! ;) I'm expecting another die shipment this morning, then we're on stock watch for all the new goodies starting to ship from preorders! Looking forward to the sold out classes this week & seeing so many of you! I'll be shipping out our first box to Nunavut this week, so if you'd like to get in on this first package, please make sure your stuff is at the store by Wednesday at the latest. Then, we'll start collecting for the next package we'll ship out in the next couple months. It can take over two weeks for packages to get up North depending on weather conditions. Our family is so grateful that everyone has chipped in to make their first box extra special! :) I am here today from 10am until 4pm. See you soon & have a great day!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Happy Saturday!! Hope you all put aside some time this weekend to get your craft "on" somehow! Thanks to everyone for making last night a great time as usual... :D I am here today from 11am until 3pm to help you with whatever it is you need! Have a great day! Cheers! :)

Friday, January 23, 2015

Good Friday morning to you peeps!! Looks like we might be in for a rainy day, but rainy days, means CRAFT TIME! :D Looking forward to our crop night tonight & being creative with an amazing group of ladies... The new dies are a hit & there is more to come! Keep an eye on this page for New Product announcements when the stock arrives. We are here today from 10am until 4pm & then, open for late night shopping from 6pm to 9pm! Have a great day & see you soon! P.S. Thank you again for all the donations to our Nunavut family! They are so grateful! Cheers! :D
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and love is in the air! I got pretty excited when I got this new heart frame in my Design Team package! I even pulled out the jars of Glitter Ritz I had in my stash & got down & dirty with it! :P And those of you who know me well, know that I'm not really into the "messy" part of crafting LOL! 

The base of the card is using the new line of paper from Graphic 45 called Time to Flourish. The frame FRA-496 was just calling to be glittered up! First though, I traced out the larger hearts on the frame onto a flat sheets of Sookwang so I could put it overtop the hearts later with red Glitter Ritz. I sprayed the whole thing with a spray adhesive then dumped the green Glitter Ritz over the whole thing & just knocked the excess off. Then I sealed the frame with an aerosol finishing spray. While that was drying, I used a heart punch from my collection, and punched out six hearts to also use red Glitter Ritz on to make them pop! I peeled off one side of the Sookwang & burnished the red Glitter Ritz onto the adhesive.

Once the finishing spray was dry, I peeled back the other side of the Sookwang & then covered all the green hearts with red ones. I used pop up foam to raise the frame above the sentiment and I just LOVE how it turned out! I'm pretty sure I "sparkled" green & red for the rest of the day, but hey, we can always use more sparkle in our lives right? ;) 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Happy Thursday peeps! Looking like a lovely day out there! Class this morning, crop tomorrow night - going to be the end of a great week!! :D I received another shipping notification, so we'll have MORE new dies by the start of next week! There sure are some gorgeous dies being released now... Thanks to all who have stepped up to donate items on the list for our sponsored family in Nunavet. We will have an amazing first box to ship next week! I did an estimate on shipping and WOW, no wonder they can't afford to have things delivered. Just a 25lb box in the dimensions that I gave is going to be $165 for shipping. If 10 people stepped up & donated $20 each that would cover it, or if 20 people stepped up & donated $10 each that would also cover it! So if you'd like to help, but are unsure how, please consider donating to help cover the shipping costs... Any and ALL help is so appreciated! I am here today from 10am until 4pm. Enjoy your day! :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Good Wednesday morning to you! I must say, I am so humbled by all the emails, messages & calls to help the family that we have sponsored up in Nunavet! Once I have the donated shipping container here, we'll fill the container up & ship it off & anything that didn't fit this time, will be shipped in the next shipment, and so on. We've committed to a box every 3-4 months. Donations made to help cover the shipping costs are very appreciated too! <3

Lots of new dies to check out & I'm getting the pre-order confirmations coming in, so we're in the queue for all the good stuff! Classes have started back up & there is still one or two spots left in the crop on Friday. Call soon to sign up! It's a great time! I'm open today from 10am until 4pm. Have a FANTASTIC day! :D

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Good Tuesday morning peeps!! Hope you all had a great weekend! Looking forward to another batch of dies to arrive this morning and the pre-orders have begun in earnest for the new product that will be arriving over the next few months! SO many new & exciting things to choose from - you're going to LOVE it!! I am here today from 10am until 4pm & look forward to seeing you! Cheers! :D

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Good Saturday morning to you! Last day of the 50% off winter/Christmas sale... pop on in while the selection is best! Lots of the dies are heading out the door to their new homes! :D I am here today from 11am until 3pm. Have a wonderful day!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Happy Friday peeps! Sun is shining, that little skiff of snow prettied everything up & it's been a great week so far! :D So, let's have a surprise SUNSHINE  two day sale! All Christmas & winter product, including DIES are on 50% off for today & tomorrow only!! Get in early to get the best selection! I am here today from 10am until 4pm - have a fantastic day! :)

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Happy Thursday to you! And so wonderful to SEE the sun today - it's been sorely lacking in our area for what feels like forever!! Going to be a busy day around here today - full house for a day crop... And congratulations to Enid D, the December winner of the Sketch Layout challenge! Make sure to get your January submissions in by Jan 31 for voting... The sketches for this month are located right here:  Monthly Sketch Challenges I'm here today from 10am until 4pm. Have a great day & I hope you get to soak up some Vitamin D from that sunshine! :D

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Good Wednesday morning peeps! Busy already this morning with customers checking out & snatching up the new dies that arrived yesterday! LOL! Don't forget to check out the class album & mark your calendars for the first crop of the year  - Jan 23. We can squeeze in two more so call soon to book your spot! Looking forward to having a wonderful group of ladies in the store tomorrow who have booked in an all day crop... To plan a day out with your friends as well, call the store at 778-471-7082 & we'll find a date that works! :D I am here today from 10am until 4pm. Have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Happy Tuesday to you peeps! Looking forward to a new box full of dies this morning! :D I'll keep you posted & upload the pictures once I've got everything into the system. Classes are starting to fill & don't forget, we have a crop night on the 23rd with a couple of spots left. Make sure to book in soon so you're not disappointed! :) I am here today from 10am until 4pm & can't wait to see you! Have a great day!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Happy Saturday peeps! Happy to have received a shipping notification for tons of new dies! Watch for the new Memory Box line plus new ones from My Favorite Things and the restock on adhesives! I'll post when the box arrives early next week... I am in the store today from 11am until 3pm. Looking forward to seeing you! :)

Friday, January 9, 2015

January 2015 KISS (Keep It Simple Scrapbooking!) Layouts class - January 21 at 7PM or January 22 at 10AM $25 Please call the store at 778-471-7082 or pop in to register. Payment is required when signing up to hold your spot. :)
Marion Smith layout class at Memory Junction. $25 for both layouts. January 28 @ 7PM or January 29 @ 10am. Call 778-471-7082 or pop in to register.

Good Friday morning peeps! I've been checking out some of the fun stuff that's going to be available to pre-order from CHA and there sure is lots to choose from! I'm anxiously awaiting to hear what lines the wholesalers are going to bring in so we can get it too! I'll be uploading another class later today, so be sure to check that out. It's been so great to hear about your holiday adventures - and I can't wait to help you capture them all! I'm at the store today from 10am until 4pm. Have a great day - Cheers! :D

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Happy Thursday to you! Nice to just have a teeny, weeny skiff of snow this morning - I think I'd cry if we got another big dump so soon LOL! Classes are starting to get put up in the album -- watch for more to be uploaded soon! Plus, the spots in the crop on the 23rd are filling up fast, so be sure to call & pay for your spot ASAP to avoid being disappointed. Just waiting for a couple of shipping notifications for the new Memory Box release and a restock box on things like adhesives etc plus a few more goodies! The big CHA starts tomorrow & then there will be TONS of new things to order & bring in for you & me! ;) I am here from 10am until 4pm today - see you soon! :D

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Good Wednesday morning to you! Back to a normal routine - hurray!! Except for the late start this morning because of the wall of ice/snow chunks deposited at the end of the driveway thanks to the cities snow clearing efforts - which I do appreciate but really!! I feel for the people who just can't handle a 3 foot ice berm to chop through just to get out of their driveways! :O Anyhow, also thanks to the roads, I'm at the store early because I drove Dakota to school. Still not ready for her to be driving in this mess! ;) So I have EXTRA time to finish up the class samples I've been working on & I'll get them in the album ASAP! We are here today from now until 4pm & look forward to seeing you! Have a great day peeps! Don't hurt yourselves shoveling! :P
Happy 2015 to all you Southern Ridge Trading Company (SRTC) fans! So nice to be back after a few months break while working hard at growing my business! I'm always so honoured to be asked to help show off the amazing product that is being produced right here in Kamloops by Karen at SRTC!

I don't know about your house, but the holiday season at our house means one thing -- World Junior Hockey Championships!! So I thought I'd use some of Karen's very cool chipboard pieces that are hockey themed to highlight some of my son's hockey pictures from his first year playing University hockey in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Using the stars found in the Christmas section, item X-Mas 141, I spritzed all the chipboard pieces with Smooch spray to make them glitter in silver. The very cool star wreath shown in the lower left corner, is a new release & will be on the website soon. 

The hockey player cut outs are found in the sport section, listed as item SPO-291. I used black smooch spray in a matte finish & put a piece of white cardstock behind the words to make it stand out. The star border X-Mas 144 was a fun way to finish off the page.

Thanks for letting me share my passion for hockey & Karen's great products! I wish you all the very best in 2015!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

I am here!! Thanks for your patience while I got out of my subdivision! At least I didn't get stuck like the plow truck did! :P We're here until 4pm!!
Good Morning! It's a good news kinda day today - we finally had a sanding truck hit our street about 3:30 this morning, the bad news, he got stuck right in front of my neighbours house! So that means, a bit more digging out this morning as I won't get over the hardened snow walls from vehicles going by. So I WILL be at the store today, but probably not until sometime around/just after noon! I will post as soon as I'm at work & the store is opened! I can't wait to see your smiling faces! Cheers! :D

Monday, January 5, 2015

January 2015 Sketch Challenge - Feel free to play along with this month's sketch challenge! Use this sketch as a starting point & create your own pages or card or both! Use it as is, or as a jump start for your own unique creations. Bring your creation 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 winners! I can't wait to see what you come up with! Happy Scrappin'! Contest closes January 31, 2015.

Make that two days in a row of no school for SD 73! Just announced that schools will be closed again tomorrow. Depending on whether plows have made it up into Batch sometime overnight, will dictate whether the store will be open or if we'll have to take a SNOW DAY tomorrow. I don't know about your neighbourhoods, but I can see cars stuck at three different places up here! Please, be very careful out there and put your safety first. Stay home unless it's necessary! Watch the facebook page & blog for updates!