Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Lots of new product to have a look at right here!! :D
Happy Tuesday to you! Looks like we're in for a bit of a stormy day - but that's always the best kind of shopping & crafting day! ;) One box has been delivered & we're on stock watch for more hopefully being delivered today! I will keep you posted. Today is the last day for submissions for the March Sketch Challenges & the winner of February's challenge will be announced tomorrow! (y) The newsletter for April is almost ready to go out as well. I'll upload new stock pictures as I get it the computer & I look forward to seeing you soon! I'm here today from 10am until 4pm... Cheers! :D

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Card Sampler Session 2 - Class designed by Eulanda Silvey. The next set of cards in the amazing Graphic 45 Time to Flourish line. April 29 @ 7pm or April 30 @ 10:30am $36. Please call the store @ 778-471-7082 or pop in to register.
Happy Saturday everyone!! I'm feeling better & the antibiotics have kicked in - woot woot! There are lots of new products in store for you to check out and the shipping notifications just keep on coming... Next week will also be busy with arrivals. Still a couple of days to get your March sketch challenge submissions in and a couple more days to vote on the layouts & cards that are from the February challenge. PLUS, watch for later today, Eulanda's second card class in the Card Sampler will be posted as well. The next set of cards are gorgeous! I'm here from 11am until 3pm - see you soon! :)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hi everyone -- thank you all so much for the well wishes, advice  and your understanding. I need every single one of them! I've already had to change my PJ's four times today due to the sweats then bundling up because the next minute, I'm freezing! I can barely swallow & have been alternating between ice cold ginger ale & warm tea. Not much improvement in my throat yet so I'm going to make the decision to stay closed for one more day to make sure I'm not spreading any sick germs to my favourite peeps! I also need to conserve my energy so that I can manage to make it to my daughters graduation ceremony at TRU tomorrow for her Care Aide program. I'd really hate to miss out on that because I'm too tired to get there on my limited energy. Thanks again for your patience - you have no idea what it means to me! xo :)
Good thing I went to the Dr -- I have an ear infection & Strep throat & he's worried that my left tonsil has an abscess so he prescribed me some heavy duty antibiotics & rest for tomorrow at least! Hopefully in 24 hrs the medicine will have kicked in...I have to go back on Monday for him to check me again.  For those of you who were scheduled for tomorrow's class, I called & either spoke to you or left messages. We will reschedule ASAP - my apologies again. So due to Dr's orders, I will be closed tomorrow & hopefully reopening on Friday morning. Thanks for the well wishes - you guys are the best customers! It's time for a very hot bath to combat these chills! xo

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hey there peeps - I toughed it out most of the day, but I'm going to close the store early today & head on over to the walk in clinic. Not doing anyone, least of all myself, any favours by staying here while I'm pretty sure I've got strep throat thanks to the lovely white patches on my tonsils... First time for everything - never had to close the store because I wasn't feeling well enough to be here! My apologies if you were planning on popping over this afternoon...
Happy Wednesday to you! A little drizzle outside makes for perfect shopping days! And we've got tons of new stuff to share with you... I don't have much of a voice today because I think my immune system is shot after that cross Canada & back trip, so bear with me! I am here today from 10am until 4pm and I look forward to seeing you soon! :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New Prima Product has arrived! Check it out right here! All the 12x12 papers were backordered to the wholesaler from the manufacturer. They are working to get the missing items to us ASAP! :)
Good Tuesday morning to you all! I must say, I like the freshness of the spring rain - and boy can we use it! Sure hope we get rain at night for a few more days! ;) Lots of rearranging going to be happening at the store over the next week as I shuffle things around to make room for the new stuff that's arrived and what's arriving! Shipping notifications are expected this week for the new Bo Bunny lines, Prima, and new Tim Holtz. I'll keep you updated as it arrives & is in the computer. I am here today from 10am until 4pm & look forward to seeing you! Cheers! :D

Monday, March 23, 2015

Easter is right around the corner already!! Spring sprung in Kamloops about a month ago, but the rest of the world is starting to catch up! However, I just left the still snowy & wintery Maritimes, and was so glad to see grass & warm temps again!

For my project this go round, I used quite a few of Karen's new releases for Easter. The title for my scrapbook page, "Happy Easter" is found here CEL-525. I had the best time "decorating" my Easter eggs CEL-540 for the bottom of the page.

For the title, I used the same technique that I used last month for the frame on the Valentine card. I sprayed the Happy Easter title with a spray adhesive, then dumped purple glitter all over it. Tapped off the excess then used a matt finishing spray to seal the glitter in.

For the eggs, I used the white distress paint to cover the chipboard. Then I used different colours of papers to add colour in the cut out sections. So much fun, and so little mess in comparison to real egg decorating. 

Once I had my colours on the backside of the chipboard pieces, I started to decorate my eggs, with bling, sequins, flower jewels. The sky is the limit with decorating these!!

Once the eggs were decorated, I started to decorate the bottom of my layout. I began by layering flowers & purple tulle behind the eggs. I fussy cut out the bunnies from the background paper and tucked the chipboard eggs behind the fussy cut parts and then built up from there. Once I had everything where I wanted it and adhered down, I pulled out the purple spritz & gave it a couple of sprays to make it look antiqued.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my project. It took a couple of days to put it all together, but I think it was worth it! Happy Easter to you all! :)

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Click here to see all the new stuff!

Good Saturday morning peeps!! It's already a full house in here this morning so it's a good thing we're open EARLY! Come on down & check out all the new product & see what Karen and the ladies are doing in their class today! I am here from 10am until 3pm today and I look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers! :)

Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy First Day of Spring peeps!! The rain last night was welcomed by my lawn & flowers LOL! Going to be a busy day around here - tons to do to get caught up on what I missed while I was away. And I'm looking forward to seeing you all in the next little while... I'm here today from 10am until 4pm and I'll be opening early tomorrow (10am) as Karen will be here teaching her Mixed Media class. Make sure to stop in & have a look at what they're doing - you might find yourself drawn in to a couple of new techniques! Have a great day everyone! :D

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

We are now CLOSED until March 20, 2015. I will try to post a hockey update so you know how the boys are doing... Enjoy the sunshine - I'm packing my winter boots & parka LOL! :P See you on the 20th at 10am!! 
Happy Tuesday to you all! Another gorgeous day on tap for our area...and it's going to be a busy one! Don't forget that today is our last day open until the 20th as I'm flying away to the Maritimes tomorrow to watch my son play in the National University Cup championships... I'm so excited! But that said, there is LOTS to do today at the store! I am here from 10am until 4pm - looking forward to seeing you! Cheers! :)

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Dream Catcher Card

Oh my! Karen's new releases this month had me chomping at the bit to do my Design Team challenges!! As soon as I saw the wooden feathers WOOD-565 I knew exactly what I wanted to do! A Dream Catcher card!

Other than adding a little bit of brown ink to the edges, I didn't have to do a THING to the feathers - easy & gorgeous in one simple step! I added some black beads & cording to make it look like the feathers were hanging from the dream catcher cut out. 

I popped up the actual dream catcher cut out, applied a black gem to the centre, stamped my sentiment & added some bling with a butterfly, and voila! C'est fini!! :)

 I couldn't be more excited about how this turned out! Thanks for looking! Cheers! :)

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Some of the cards I made last night at the crop at Memory Junction. I used up some of my scrap paper from the card samples from last weeks class. Amazing paper line!!

Good Saturday morning to you!! We had a great time last night at the crop - I got a bunch of cards done from the scrap paper from the card class this week... I will post them later! Lots of golfer's on the course this morning - everyone is out & about in the great weather we've been having! Come on down & say HI & see what's new... I'm here today from 11am until 3pm! See you soon! Cheers! :)

Friday, March 6, 2015

Happy Friday peeps!! Going to be a great day - late night shopping is available tonight from 6pm until 9pm while the ladies are croppin' away! The wholesaler has a whole lot of "arriving soon" product which means it will be on it's way to us pretty quick too! It will be busy, busy, busy for me once I'm back from Nova Scotia & New Brunswick getting it all into the computer for you! I'm here from 10am until 4pm then again from 6pm to 9pm for your shopping convenience! Have a great day! :)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Happy Thursday peeps! Another fun filled morning in store with some great ladies working on the card class! The gals from last night were positively tickled with how great their cards looked from class... always feels good to know that people are pleased with their creations! <3 I am here today from 10am until 4pm. I hope to get the newsletter out this afternoon so watch your inboxes! Have a great day! :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mixed Media Art Class taught by Karen Beaupre of Southern Ridge Trading Company. Saturday,  March 21, 2015 @ 10am at Memory Junction. $75 & all materials are provided. You need to bring a heat gun, a glue gun, a non stick mat for your work surface & wear an apron or old clothes. You're going to get messy! Bring your lunch as class goes over the lunch hour. Please call 778-471-7082 to register ASAP as seating is limited & spaces are expected to be filled quickly.  Payment in full must accompany registration in order for your spot to be held.

Happy Wednesday to you! Another busy one today with a great class of ladies tonight making some amazing cards designed by Eulanda! Everyone is so excited!! The new Graphic 45 papers are proving to be popular as well as the Tim Holtz dies & folders that are up on the new product wall. Spring is definitely in the air & there are some super cute paper lines in both Bella Blvd & Doodlebug to help you scrapbook your memories! I'm here today from 10am until 4pm! Can't wait to see you! :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Here are the sketches on which to base your entries for the monthly challenges... Sketches are not mine -- I've accumulated them over the years of internet surfing. I'm just passing them along! :)

March 2015 Sketch Challenge- Feel free to play along with this month's sketch challenge! Use this sketch as a starting point & create your own  card/layout. Use it as is, or as a jump start for your own unique card/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 March 31, 2015.

Happy first Tuesday in MARCH to you -- told ya February was going to fly by LOL! ;) Wow, lots on the go this week. I'll get the sketches up this morning for the month's challenges. Voting begins today on the entries that were received. Classes & Crop night this week and watch for the newsletter to go out this week with important upcoming class information with guest instruction, Karen Beaupre from Southern Ridge Trading Company. Her mixed media project is going to knock your socks off! I'm here today from 10am until 4pm and I look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers! :D