Friday, July 31, 2015

Happy Friday of the long weekend!! Looking like it's a gorgeous start to the weekend, and there are SO many things going on in Kamloops this weekend... I am here early today because I've been having car battery issues! :/ So why not open early to get this party started? ;) More new product is expected today so I will keep you posted as it arrives! I will be open today from 9:30am until 4pm! See you soon! Cheers... :)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Happy Thursday peeps! Looking forward to another crazy day in here today -- yesterday was amazing! Did you get a chance to check out the video link I posted yesterday on the Sparkling Poinsettia line by Heartfelt Creations? If not, make sure you do! So many interesting technique tips & ideas!! I'm in love! I am here today from 10am until 4pm & can't wait to see you! Cheers! :D

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Check out this video by Heartfelt Creations on making vellum poinsettia's with their new stamps & dies & paper pads that arrived today at Memory Junction -- you're going to want to RUN to the store to pick yours up because they will not stay on the wall for very long!! The additional stamps can be special ordered in for you to make all these amazing cards!! :) 
New Product added today! 
Check it out right HERE!
Good Wednesday morning!! It's a beautiful start to the day... and I'm excited to see some awesome out of town customers in the store today! Always nice to be included on their "must go to" lists! :D I'm on stock watch and will keep you posted if I get any deliveries. I have been busy working on classes for fall, and already have three awesome mini albums, and a card class ready to go! I've still got a ton more ideas, so keep your eye out for the postings when they've been uploaded. Two more days to vote in this month's Sketch Challenges on the store wall & be sure to get your July entries into the store by the 1st at the latest! I am here today from 10am until 4pm -- see you soon! ;)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Happy Tuesday Peeps!! I'm so excited to be back in the store today - refreshed & ready to go!! The new product wall is jammed full of new stuff that has arrived PLUS there is another big die order on it's way with the new Heartfelt Creations Sparkling Poinsettia papers, dies & stamps. Those of you who are are the waiting list will be called when the shipment arrives & the rest will go out on the wall. New Echo Park, Carta Bella are on their way as well! I'll keep you posted as new stock arrives! I'm here today from 10am until 4pm & I look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers! :D

Sunday, July 26, 2015

I'm so looking forward to getting back into the store on Tuesday morning! I've missed you all! <3 I'd like to share with you my best memory from our vacation - a 4 generation photo with my almost 95 year old grandmother, my parents and three of my four kids! Was only missing my daughter Devin as she had to work on this day... Thank you again for your support -- you are all more than just customers, you are all friends & family! xo <3

Thursday, July 16, 2015

We are now closed for my summer vacation! So looking forward to our family reunion! We will reopen on July 28th at 10am! See you then! Cheers peeps! :D
Happy Thursday peeps! LAST DAY of the Sizzlin' Summer Sale & last day open before I head out on a family holiday... TONS of new product in the store as well to check out so be sure to pop in today if you're needing anything before I go! I am here today from 10am until 4pm - CHEERS! :D

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New product added right HERE!
Good Wednesday morning peeps! Yesterday was a crazy day in here -- between the clearance sale & the new product, the day flew by! The sale continues today & the new stock is just waiting for you to come check it out! ;) Also, be on the look out for a new mixed media class that will be on the page later today -- Karen's made a gorgeous project to share with you! Don't forget, I'm closed for holidays starting on Friday, so be sure to pop in & get what you need before I'm gone! I an here today from 10am until 4pm -- see you soon! :D

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

New product is uploaded! 
Have a look at the pictures right HERE!
Ooddles & ooddles of new embossing folders & dies from Memory Box, Impression Obsession, Dee's Distinctively & Cheery Lynn are here! I will be uploading the pics ASAP!! :D
Happy Tuesday peeps! It's going to be a short, but crazy busy week in here!! New Memory Box Christmas dies are expected today - I'll keep you posted! Plus we're running our Sizzling Summer Sale from today until Thursday at 4pm. Be sure to head on in & check out all the amazing 50% off deals on Boy/Girl/Baby, Summer, Camping, Travel holidays, Zoo & Carnival themes. I am here today from 10am until 4pm... see you soon! Cheers! :)

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015

Don't forget, I'm CLOSED Saturday, July 11 as I'll be in Kelowna at a wedding... enjoy your weekend peeps! Cheers!! <3
TGIF! Wow, it is ever smokey out there today!! 🔥🔥 I feel for those of you with breathing issues - I just can't imagine being outdoors in this! Please look after yourselves!! Just a reminder that I am closed TOMORROW for a wedding but I'm here today from 10am until 4pm to help you out in whatever way I can! Keep an eye out for another newsletter in your inbox this weekend... more great summer sizzling deals coming your way next week! :) Have a good day -- Cheers! 💞

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Happy Thursday peeps -- another hot one out there today! Added to the "arrived at the warehouse & processing" are the new Simple Stories line!! I'm so excited just like a whole lot of you are as well! The new lines are amazing so grab a sneak peek of what's coming by clicking on the link HERE!  Summer Vibes, So Fancy & So Rad will be here soon!! Store is nice & cool - so come on in & check out the new product! Don't forget, I'm closed on Saturday as I'll be in Kelowna at a friend's wedding! I'm here today from 10am until 4pm - CHEERS! ☀☀☀ :D
Ahhh, the end of my children's school years is upon me. In a matter of four consecutive weekends, my daughter attended two proms, and two commencement ceremonies, one of which celebrated her Aboriginal heritage. 

I was so happy to see that Karen has some amazing wooden pieces (WOOD) that were going to compliment my layout so well. I didn't want anything too over the top and the colours of her lasered wooden pieces are fantastic. All I did to them was add a bit more inking around the outer edges!

Thanks again for looking! I hope you've been working on the Summer Challenge & are uploading your pictures on the blog to join in the fun! Good luck to you! Cheers! :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Good Wednesday morning to you!! Wow, the new dies are a hit!! A couple are already being reordered as stock is already getting low! Be sure to get in ASAP or ask for it to be put aside for you if you can't get in within a few days... The new Prima line has arrived at the warehouse so I'm just waiting for a shipping notification on that. I'll keep you posted. I am here today, in the nice & cool A/C from 10am until 4pm - see you soon! Cheers! ☀🍉☀

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

New product added today! Check it out right HERE!

Also, restocked on other popular Memory Box dies, the Sizzix precision base plate, metal adapter plate, glue pens and the Heartfelt Creations Everyday Hero's paper pads!
Happy Tuesday peeps! As the smoke is starting to settle into our valley, I hope those of you with breathing issues will be ok! It's nice & cool in here if you need to take a break - you know I love to chat with you! <3 I'm on stock watch this morning - waiting for a shipment of amazing new dies! :) I'll keep you posted. I am going to be CLOSED on Saturday as I'll be in Kelowna attending a dear friends wedding! Tis the season! ;) I am here today from 10am until 4pm... enjoy your day! Cheers!  ☀

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Saturday peeps! It's the last day of our Christmas in July sale - hurry in to get fantastic deals that won't last any longer!! I am in today from 11am until 3pm - see you soon! Cheers! :D

Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy Friday!! It's the second day of our sizzling Christmas in July sale and boy, you guys kept me hopping yesterday! So nice to see you so willing to help me move older stock in return for all the new numminess that is on order! ;) If you didn't get the newsletter with the sale details, click on the link in the post below and make sure to click on the subscribe button as well so you don't miss out any other important details at the store... I am here today from 10am until 4pm and look forward to seeing you! Cheers! :D

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Good Thursday morning to you peeps! Did you catch the spectacular fireworks display at Riverside Park yesterday? Or brave the amazing crowds at the party yesterday? I was so impressed with all the multicultural food booths & artisans - WOW! Winners of the June sketch challenge are Trudy M for the layout & Trudy M for the card as well! A double whammy! Well done Trudy - your credits are on your account! :D The Christmas in July sale starts today and runs until Saturday only! Check out the newsletter right here to find out all the details! I am here today from 10am until 4pm - see you soon!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy Canada Day to all of you out there! I'm always a bit sad that we Canadian's aren't quite as patriotic as our US counterparts, but that's OK! 

Not only is it Canada Day, but it's the start of our new monthly challenge here at Southern Ridge Trading Company! And this month's theme is SUMMER!! Be sure to read all the way to the end of this post so that you can get all the details on this month's challenge & how you can play along for a chance to win some amazing goodies from Karen!

On to my creations for this month... I decided to do a couple of "title tags" for layouts that I hope to do later on in the summer. It's been so long since I've made tags, that I forgot how FUN it is to make them! And I totally am in love with how they turned out... I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

  On the "Our Summer Vacation 2015" tag, I used Karen's chipboard element WEL-316. I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in three different colours, blocking off each section so I that I only sprayed what I needed in that colour. Then using my Silhouette machine, I cut out the welded word "Our" and "2015". I used patterned paper from Bo Bunny's Lemonade Stand for my tag's background. To finish the tag off, I used white distress paint to cover one of the seagulls in Karen's mixed package of sea birds, NAT-615 and tipped the wings black. I popped it up using foam tape. Then I used some fun fibers in matching colours to complete the look. 

My next tag is "the Great Outdoors". I couldn't be happier with it! So much fun playing with Karen's elements NAT-247 and the size of these pieces are perfect for tag making!! I started by spraying all the pieces with Tattered Angels in Moss & Tarnished Silver for the mountain. I used my brown brush marker to colour the bear brown & then added some edging ink around all the pieces. I layered up the three sections using foam tape on the front smaller tree section & the bear section as well to give it some dimension. I used my Silhouette machine to cut out the sun & cloud shapes. I inked those edges as well then cut the title out & adhered it to the kraft cardstock. I finished this tag off with some more matching fun fibers. Now I've got the hard part down for when I'm ready to do my layouts in the fall! :)

Thanks for looking! Make sure to join us in the SUMMER challenge - we sure do love to see what you create as well! Cheers!