Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!!

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

Yippee for Fridays!! Fingers crossed for a couple of stock deliveries today. I'll keep you posted! Lots of new stuff in store to check out. Pop in and say HI! We're here today from 10am until 4pm - Cheers! :)

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

New product has been added! Check it out right HERE
Good morning peeps!! I'm on the look out for more stock - and I'll post updates when it's ready to upload! Getting class stuff prepped for our crazy busy class on Friday so pop in & say hi today! I'm here from 10am until 4pm - Cheers! :D

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

It's a House Mouse invasion! Just a sample of the cards that have been made with special ordered House Mouse stamps & Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers! Ask in store for details on ordering any of the stamps that are shown. Cheers! :D

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

New stock has been added! Check it out by clicking right HERE!

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!
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

New product is uploaded on the Facebook page - click HERE to check it out!
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

Good Wednesday morning to you! Looking forward to class tonight & tomorrow morning with so many of you! Good times! :D  I am here today from 10am until 4pm - Cheers! 

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

Happy Saturday peeps!  We're heading into day 2 of our fall crop... the ladies are getting lots done! Pop down for some inspiration between 11am & 3pm! But we're here until 11 tonight so if you're out & about stop by & say hi!! Cheers!

Friday, October 2, 2015

TGIF! And Happy CROP weekend to the ladies coming today! We're so excited - and hope to get tons done. We are open today from 10am until 4pm - lots in store to come and take a peek at & come & see what the ladies are up to! Have a great day - cheers! :D

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 :)