Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Theme Tree of 2010

Hey Bloggerettes,

In My Humble Opinion Ramblings:

The theme of my Christmas tree this year was "May the bluebird of happiness fly up your nose". Note the peacocks, bluebirds, false nose and glasses, bi-planes, blue lights. There are so many blue lights that you almost have a seizure when you walk in the room and see the tree!

We had a full house for Christmas dinner - even a young woman from Costa Rica joined us. She is very brave - I, myself, would not go to a foreign country and sit down to a huge meal of unknown foods! What if they didn't have Heinz ketchup and the food wasn't white???????


You blink and it's over!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Hey Bloggerettes,

Some great magazines arrived today:

Somerset Studios - The Art of paper and Mixed-Media

Art Journaling

Paper Crafts


Monday, December 20, 2010

Hey Colleen, guess what's coming??????

Hey Bloggerettes,

I am expecting the Tim Holtz "Vagabond" machines on Wednesday. I pre-ordered these in August and I already tried to re-order from my wholesaler but I can't get any more right now. If you followed the "12 Tags Of Christmas" you will be glad to know that I have been amassing the product to make them. Odd things like mica, blossom branches, white UTEE, sticky back canvas, black core'dinations paper, etc.

If I find more unusual goodies in the shipment I will let you know.

CIAO for now!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

It's been a frenzy..........

Hey Bloggerettes,

It's been a frenzy at the store lately. It's hard to keep ahead of the buyers. The Tim Holtz "12 Tags of Christmas" has created another buying spree of his product. Are you following his TAGS? Yes, I will be doing classes on them starting in mid-January. Better sign up quick!

I received a small order from Maya Road - there are some very neat products (ribbon, flowers, envelopes, wooden bingo markers, tin boxes, canvas albums, 8x8 chip albums, stick pins, kraft tickets and doilies) . Their ribbon is fabulous.

I'm expecting a few orders this week - I'll keep you posted.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Full to the rafters!

Hey Bloggerettes,

Whew it's been hectic these past few days with new product arriving!

On the shelves you'll find:

Webster's Pages - "Waiting For Santa" collection (some very cute embellishments)
Tim Holtz - newest Sizzix/Sizzlit dies, embossing folders, Dimensional Pearls
We R Memory Keepers
- Cinch and Cinch Tote (the hottest pink ever!!)
Ellison - Big Shot
Spellbinders Nestibilities - Grand (Square, Circle, Oval, Labels), Labels 14/15, carrying case
We R Memory Keepers - Main Squeeze - 11 different colored corners, and Sew Easy and 6 wheels
Teresa Collins - the completion of the "Giving Thanks" papers, some "Noel" and "Celebrate" that was previously backordered
Scrappin' Sports - new sport paper
Somerset Studio magazines
Basic Grey - "Curio" and "Marjolaine" collections (will be done tomorrow - need to make room)
Pebbles Inc - "Cats & Dogs" paper and embellishments
Crate Paper - "Learning Curve" collection

Well it's late again - I should go home!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

"Dashing through the Dough"

Hey Bloggerettes,

I saw that title in a magazine and thought it was quite appropriate for this time of year! Ho, ho, ho.

Finally my big order arrived!

New in the store:

-Tim Holtz (paper stack, Xmas tissue tape, 2 types of salvage stickers, configurations, trimmings, cappucino perfect pearls kit)

-Tim Holtz (restock of Sizzlit Rosette, Sizzix Flourish, book, all kinds of Idea-ology, masks, distress inks, alcohol inks, blending tools and foams)

-Crate Paper "Restoration" collection

-Bo Bunny "Learning Curve" collection and all the trimmings

-My Mind's Eye "Lost & Found" Union Sq, Madison Ave, Portobello, Market St

-Webster's Pages (journaling cards, vintage netting, tinsel)

-Prima bling and flowers

-Cinch spiral and wires (lots of colors)

-Girl's Paperie "Tinsel & Twig" embellishments

-Cricut cartridge storage by Scraponizer

-Sakura Glaze pens (black and white)

-Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam (8 colors)

-Bazzill baubles

-Canadian Scrapbooker magazine

-ScorePal mini and cutting pad

-Glitter Ritz (Cool) and tape sheets

-Spellbinder Nestibilities dies

-Bazzill double thinck cardstock - white

-Kaisercraft binder rings in 12 colors

and some other things that I can't think of right now.

Time to go home. (Check the time VK.)


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Congratulations Maureen!!!!!

Hey Bloggerettes,

Check out Maureen Williams' featured album on "Teresa Collins" typepad listed below. She was featured on Donna Downey's website earlier this year with her canvas album. Melissa Frances is also due to feature an album done by the talented Maureen Williams!

I'm waiting for a big order this week. Hopefully the "white stuff" won't delay it's arrival.

Some sparkly bling and flowers arrived from "Prima" yesterday. Bling-it-on.

The "Art Journal" class was fantastic yesterday! It's a whole new world that has opened up now. Good job Jen (with the fab new "do")!


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Count Down To Christmas Class

This count down to Christmas project is the perfect way to document your holiday season! Susan will be teaching this adorable project Sunday, November 21 at 1pm. Call today to reserve your spot!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Green With Envy!

Hey Bloggerettes,

WOW - did a great order arrive today!

Teresa Collins would be "Green With Envy" if she saw her wall of product in the store.

-CELEBRATE Collection (birthday)
-NOEL Collection
-BLINGAGE (for the girlie, girlie in all of us) this is some serious BLING!!

There are book covers, album kits, frames, chipboard, ribbons, transparencies, punchout sheets, double-sided papers, flowers, library envelopes, tags, and stamps.

When I was at the Teresa Collins Event in Nevada I did albums using the Celebrate and Giving Thanks collections. They are in the store for your viewing pleasure.

Also in this order were more of the Tim Holtz most popular stamp sets (Odds & Ends and Postcards).

The latest Creating Keepsake magazine also arrived.

Congratulations to the girls who did such a fabulous job on the albums for their Shabby Chic layouts! Very impressive - you were paying attention to all of Lynn's tips and tricks.

CIAO for now!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Some new stuff.............

Hey Bloggerettes,

Whew, busy day today!

New at the store:

Tim Holtz "Distress Stickles" - all the new colors
Tim Holtz "Perfect Pearl Misters" - 9 colors, very high end product
Somerset Studio magazines - 5 different issues
Ink Potion No. 9
Pink Paislee (House of 3) "Parisian Anthology" - papers, albums, trims, jewel brads, mini journaling card, unique embellishments - this is a fabulous line - won't last long!

Big order coming this week. Stay tuned!


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Just what you have been craving.................

Hey Bloggerettes,

Have you heard about the new craze called "Art Journaling"? Do you want to do something new? Do you want to be an artist when you grow up? Do you want to tell someone off in bold letters? Do you want your kids to know you are a person and not just a mother? Why not create an "Art Journal" and let it all hang out!

Jennifer Chipperfield will be leading you through the journey of creating one. The classes will start in mid-November. Call the store for more details (403-271-2225)

Click on the above image to read more about it.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

There's "Toil & Trouble"....

Hey Bloggerettes,

Bulletin: Just in..............

Girls Paperie: "Toil & Trouble" and "Tinsel & Twig" and all the fixings (cute names eh!)

Tim Holtz: masks, texture fades, Sizzix dies, paper tapes, on the edge dies, accoutrments, baubles, Sizzlits Paper Rosette and Once Upon A Time, facets, charm clips

ATG refills for new pink dispenser

Classic Diamond and Heirloom Ornament

See ya on the weekend!


Sunday, October 10, 2010

7 Gypsies mini album class with Susan!

Hey Bloggerettes

Join Susan on October 13 at 6pm to make this adorable mini album! There are a couple of spots left, to sign up call the store at 403-271-2225.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Join us for an evening of FUN!

Hey Blogerettes

Are you looking for a fun night of scrapbooking? Join us for one of our upcoming Saturday Night Crops hosted by Susan. Our crops are just $19.99 (members) which include 6 hours of cropping, a fabulous double page layout class and a whole lot of fun!

Crop Dates:
October 23
November 06
November 20
December 04
December 11

Hope to see you there!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

It's a beautiful day..........

Hey Bloggerettes,

It's time to catch you up on what's new at the store.

-Making Memories Christmas Collection "Noel" (tons of unique ephemera)
-Crate Paper collections called "School Spirit" (old school theme), "Snow Day" (collection packs only) and "Restoration" (not everything arrived, some papers still pending - very ecclectic papers)
-Copic Marker 8 1/2 x 11 white paper
-blank 12x12 wall calendars
-brushed metallic dual color specialty paper
-leatherite specialty paper (red, brown, pink)
-May Arts ribbon
-"Embellie Gellie"
-the 3 latest collections of Basic Grey: "Pyrus", "Jovial" and "Wander"

The October Class schedule has been posted on the website.


The Scrap Yard is holding an off-site event at the Nakoda Lodge (not to be confused with the Stoney Nakoda Lodge)on the last weekend of October.
Oct 29-31
Check in @ 3:00 pm Friday
Check out @ 11:00 am Sunday (possibly some scrapbooking time before you have to head home)
Rate based on Double occupancy (2 queen beds)
Single rooms upon request at an added cost
Continental breakfast Sat & Sun
Lunch Saturday
Supper Saturday
Beverages non-stop (coffee, tea etc)
Late night snack (hot and cold)
Huge scrapbook area - you can have your own table if you want
Prizes/give-aways (good ones)
Guest Instructor

Have a great weekend.

Tales from my recent adventure in Nevada to follow!!!!


Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday Report.......

Hey Bloggerettes,

Just in...........

-the 3 new lines of Basic Grey

Jovial (Christmas) very nice palette - color combos never seen before

Pyrus (Autumn) if you like fall colors then this line is for you (except for the slaughter deer paper)

Wander (Travel) original and cute

On the weekend some Prima flowers arrived. Not many left -Geez they go fast!

A friend and I went on a little road trip today to check out a venue 100.6 kilometers from the store. If the price is right, you can start packing your stuff. It's quite amazing. (Sorry about the spilled coffee - I feel terrible!)

Gotta go - it's quite late.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

What and when...........

Hey Bloggerettes,

Just like you, I am wondering when certain products are going to be shipping. I have some info to share.

Ranger products due in September
Perfect Pearl Mists
Craft Scrubbie
Liquid Pearls

Spellbinders products due in October
Grand Caliber
Presto Punch
Templates for Presto

Tim Holtz
products due in September
Rubber Stamps
Distress Stickles
Charm Clips
Seasonal Mask
Tissue Tape

Late September
Sizzix Dies (Branch Tree, Raven/Scaredy cat, Tattered Leaves, Rickety House, Bewitching Hour, Paper Rosette, Chip Block Alpha, Upon a Time, On the Fence)
Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folders (Halloween Words/Cobwebs, Cattails/Pumpkin Patch, Branch Tree/Tall Pines, Halloween Night/Poison)

Tim Holtz products due in October
Seasonal Paper Stack
Salvage Stickers
All other Sizzix Dies

Mid October
All other Texture Fades

Tim Holtz products due in November

Girls' Paperie products
Toil & Trouble (Mid-September)
Tinsel & Twig (October)


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Timmy, tim, tim......

Hey Bloggerettes,


Tim Holtz Stamp sets

Graphic 45 - "Steampunk Debutante" collection (pretty darn cool)

Bo Bunny - Halloween collection "Whoo-ligans"

Scotch (not the libation) - Advanced Tape Glider (the new pink one)

That's only box 2 of 3 that arrived today. Don't ya love UPS!

It's sooooo good to get back to the Shabby Chic layout classes. "Miss Lynn" is so inspirational.

In My Humble Opinion:
The count-down is on - I can hardly wait to go to Vegas with my buds! The annual Teresa Collins event is going to be "uber-fab" - the sponsorship has grown 100 fold and the new venue is quite an upgrade. I found out last night that some customers will also be there. YEAH! We won't be able to fit the "schwag" in our luggage this year! Also, I'll be able to send updates through my new birthday iPhone (thanks Mom & Daddy). I love, love, love it. I won't have to haul my laptop anymore. Apparently I bring everything but the kitchen sink - tell me - are 8 pairs of black sandals too many for 7 days?????? (those are just the black ones - there are other colors involved in the wardrobe!) Purses are another story - and the jewelry!!!


Friday, September 3, 2010

TGIF - and my birthday!

Hey Bloggerettes,

It's great to be another year older - the alternative isn't that great!

The store is now operating on regular hours of business:

Mon-Fri 10-9pm
Sat 10-5pm
Sun 12-5pm

Monday,Sept 6 LABOR DAY HOURS: 12-5
(Shabby Chic II Classes start at 6PM on Monday)

Lots of classes are being scheduled. Check the "Stuff We Teach" on the website.

The Basic Grey Calendars are here.
7 Gypsies Shadowbox Tray (12x16) arrived today. Another cool item is their Library Drawer. Susan has already claimed them to do an Advent Calendar Class - stay tuned.
All the Stickles colors are back in stock.

In My Humble Opinion:
Growing old gracefully has its' challenges - I was waiting on a young couple the other day and I'm sure they will have nightmares about me - We were all at the Art Bar and I was showing them something when a rather large heat wave washed over me - beaded sweat on upper lip and brow, bright crimson face, left a sweaty palm print on the Art Bar surface (I had to get a paper towel to mop it up - YUCK!), almost slipped out of my sandals with the sweaty feet. Try to handle all of this and not miss a beat!!! It's quite a feat - I think I'll make up imaginary diseases to explain it like "Shesweatsalotosis" or "Aquabodicockis".


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mid-day Report

Hey Bloggerettes,

I want to touch base with you and fill you in on what's en route/pre-ordered.

Basic Grey Annual Calendar (en route)
7 Gypsies Letterblock Trays (en route)

Pink Paislee (pre-ordered)
Tim Holtz stamps (pre-ordered)
Tim Holtz Sizzix and Ideaology (pre-ordered)
Christmas and Halloween (pre-ordered)

If you would like anything put on hold for you when it arrives, please call the store.

We had a strange day in the store on Tuesday. It was "Manday". More men were in the store than women at one point. One guy wanted to know if we had coin rollers, another guy was looking for spare parts, another guy was picking up his wifes' order (she called from England and did a "store walk-about shop" with Susan) - always a fun day at the "Yard".

In My Humble Opinion:

Okay, I got something terrible in the mail today - the Victoria Secret catalogue. I got the one for tall, skinny, young women with 30" inseam - crap, I'm a 28" inseam!!!!

Another terrible thing - I accidently cleaned Milo's (my dog, not my child) ears with Shiseido Eye-Make-Up Remover instead of his Opti-ear cleanser. Damn those clear bottles! Am I a bad mother or what?????

Hugs to Diane.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Crazy day!

Hey Bloggerettes,

I should be fast asleep after the crazy day I had at the store today. I was the lone employee as well as the designer, prepper and teacher for 300 cards made by 10 women today. Thanks to my pal Maureen who got me through it all today. Thanks to Amy and Diane who helped me immensely Friday night. (I was home by 10:30 p.m. instead of 2:00 a.m. as I thought I would be.) Every year I say that I'll NEVER do it again and somehow the following July or August I have forgotten how painful it is and do it again - kinda like childbirth!

Diane, I hope you are doing okay!

I met all of Valery's family on Friday night. Love "the boy" - he's a character. He should work at the store I think. We could be a tag-team.

Gotta go to bed now - very tired! Looking forward to my day off tomorrow.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

It's a Good Day!

Hey Bloggerettes,

Thought I'd better check in with the peeps. No new product in yet so I thought I would just amuse you with some of my "Humble Opinions":

Our lovely UPS guy dumped off some boxes last week and then proceeded to bang on the back door. The rain was pouring down when I opened the door. I bent over and wrestled with the heavy box of paper and tried to get it inside. Low and behold, I slipped with my wet shoes on the concrete floor and crashed to the floor. OMG, there were witnesses - I jumped up and pretend nothing happened. Sadly I had hurt myself when I crashed into the bookshelf but saved the box from harm - DUH!!! All women can identify with this injury - stabbing your fingernail back into your cuticle! I hurt my shoulder, cut my arm, wrenched my neck, jammed my finger, twisted my ankle and bruised my hip BUT NO TEARS WERE SHED.

Prior to the "big fall" I was bothered by tingling in my left hand all the way up my arm. My self-diagnosis thought stroke, MS, diabetes and heart attack. I did the right thing and sought a professional opinion. Turns out I have carpal tunnel in my left wrist - funny thing is, I'm right-handed. Guess what caused it? Too many bracelets!!!!! How can that be??? They are part of my persona!!!! Now I have a lovely big, strappy wrist brace that doesn't look good with bracelets. I am ashamed, so I only wear it at night. I'm down to 2 bracelets and a watch now during the daytime. You won't recognize me.


Friday, August 13, 2010

New Product - YEAH!

Hey Bloggerettes,

The newest "7 Gypsies" product is here.

Paddington paper collection (stamps, chip letters, tags, mini paper pads)
Conservatory paper collection (chip letters, tags, mini paper pads)
Rubbings (Nomenclature, Curiosities, Victoriana, Natural History, Time)
Binding Rings
Hardware(Time Flies, Gears/Gems, Gypsy, Nature, Aviation, Industrial/Gears, Fortune)
ATC Reciept Holder


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Seize the day.........

Hey Bloggerettes,

We had quite a few out-of-towners visit the store this past week. It's funny, when you talk to people, you find out what a small world it really is. One lady was from Longlac, Ontario. It's a small northern Ontario town just a few miles down the road from where my parents lived at one time. I love that kind of thing.

We had a few small shipments come in.

  • Cornish Heritage Farms stamps (they are closing their business so there won't be any more available - I thought it prudent to get some of the Thomas Kincaid scenery stamps for making Christmas cards with the Glitter Ritz)

  • Cricut matts

  • corrugated paper (2 colors)

  • Cuttlebug embossing folders (Retro Kitchen and Animal Prints)

  • Graphic 45 "Hallowe'en in Wonderland" (much sought after) paper called "Wonderland Classifieds"

  • Basic Grey 6x6 paper pads from the collection called "Basics" in manilla and kraft colors

A wee, tiny baby visited the store on Friday evening. Lynn's newest granddaughter, Ella, started scrapbooking at 8 days old. She is very sweet and cuddly. Lynn and Sharla were both beaming with pride. Lynn would like to continue with the 6x12 "Shabby Chic" classes the first full week of September. She won't do classes the week of Sept 20 and 27. The plan is to do 2 layouts/night on the following 2 weeks to catch up.

7 Gypsies had an invitational webinar for retailers not attending CHA this summer. It was very cool to be a part of this webinar. Some of the order that I placed that night is being shipped already. "Paddington" is one of the new paper collections-click on the photo to have a better look at it.

Linda Cain, a friend that I made at Ranger U, has just been named to Tim Holtz's design team. She made a comment on my last post after I sent her a congratulations on her blog. Check out her website through Tim's blog. Very talented lady!

Thanks to Mr. & Mrs. McCall for the door repairs on Saturday morning.

In My Humble Opinion:
I talked to my Mommie today. She is doing much better and sounded good. Oh ya, if anybody needs an old air conditioner I had a few calls at the store wondering if we paid cash for them - the scrap yard - people think we collect old metal scrap!!!! We get at least one call a day.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thunder rolls.....................

Hey Bloggerettes,

Yet another thunder storm is predicted tonight. The torrential rain storm earlier in the week was very damaging. When I was driving home after work there must have been 15 trees along Canyon Meadows Drive toppled over (I think they were Walmart trees)!!

An order from Creative Imaginations came in today. A new product called 'Radiant Rain" - a glimmer spray in fabulous, vibrant colors. Banana Leaf paper, in several unique colors, is on the shelf. Some summer die-cut papers also came in.

The class calendar for August is posted.

Everyone should do their Civic Duty and visit The Scrap Yard this weekend (Friday and Saturday) to take advantage of the 25% OFF SALE.

When you are out shopping for your new fall wardrobe remember the Fall 2010 colors that are shown above. These colors will also be prominent in the scrapbooking world for fall so you can be "matchy-matchy.


Sunday, July 25, 2010

CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) Summer 2010

Hey Bloggerettes,

This week marks the new fall/winter scrapbook product launch at CHA in Chicago. I have been searching the web for the newest and greatest products. There are some interesting things like:

  • Provo Craft's newest machine called the "Cricut Imagine" (it prints and cuts)
  • Tim Holtz's "Vagabond" that cuts and embosses his Sizzix products, new rubber stamps, new baubles, trimmings, facets, new Ideaology products, new Shadow Boxes etc......
  • Webster's Pages new Christmas collections
  • Graphic 45 goes Steampunk and ephemera
  • 7 Gypsies newest Printer Trays and ephemera

Is there anything out there that you have seen and must have? The "Wishlist" binder already has a few pages in it!

In My Humble Opinion

For those who are interested, my mom has started to venture out of the house a wee bit. I am so happy that she is making the effort to return to her normal life. My brother is out of the hospital and recovering at home now. He thought that maybe I could help with removing his stitches but I didn't think so. I fashion myself the "Un-nurse".



Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Hey Bloggerettes,

The pictures are sneak peeks of Susan's up-coming classes next week. On the calendar the class is called "5-a-Lous". She uses 5 products from a collection and creates 2 single page layouts with the products. These layouts feature Pink Paislee's "Queen Bee" products.
I talked to Lynn today - no baby as of this afternoon.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Basic Grey

Hey Bloggerettes,

Finally UPS got it together. The last box was delivered today so all of the Basic Grey collections of "Oliver" and "Olivia" are here. Both collections are double sided. There are some new embellishments (as if there weren't enough already).

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Hey Bloggerettes,

Are you tired of the torrential downpours?
1. (of rain) Falling rapidly and in copious quantities.
2. (of water) Flowing rapidly and with force)
Are you glad you're not a cowboy?

Things have been busy at "the Yard". The GARDEN BOOK class was last night - stress the NIGHT - the class wrapped up at about 10:45 p.m. - WHY, WHY, WHY do I make such elaborate projects? The girls loved the many techniques and multitude of exclusive product (from my personal stash).

Some orders have arrived in the past few days.

  • Graphic 45 "Wonderland" - it is amazing I must say

  • "Wreck This Journal" book (4 copies only)

  • Making Memories "Panorama" travel collection

  • Little Yellow Bicycle "Boardwalk" - just a small sampling

  • Melissa Frances newest release called "Kitschy Kitchen" - very retro - some other vintage embellishments came with this order too.

I hope you have been following Tim Holtz blog. He is posting pictures of his newest product that is scheduled to be released at the Summer CHA trade show in Chicago at the end of the month. I love the newest paper stack and matching sticker set.

In My Humble Opinion:

I have been up at the hospital quite a lot lately. My brother had another surgery and is struggling to get through it. The weirdest thing is that he is in exactly the same hospital room as he was before so it brings back a lot of memories.



Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hello Sunshine!

Hey Bloggerettes,

New, new new....................

Little Yellow Bicycle "Pack Your Bags" collection. I think you should buy the entire collection, pack your bags with co-ordinating colored clothing, go on a trip that suits the paper, come back and scrapbook it because it will be a "no-brainer".

My Mind's Eye "So Sophie" and some "Meadowlark Dawn". I love the quality of this paper. Both collections are double sided and a bit vintage.

7 Gypsies Letterblock Trays (black), Printer Trays (white), Avignon clear stamps and 4" elastics (like to ones used in the signature binding 3D House album)

Moxxie "Tee Ball" double sided papers (2 kinds)

Provo Craft Cuttlebug 5x7 Embossing Plus (cut & emboss) Monogram Seals, Vintage Collage and Postage Alphabet


Sunday, June 27, 2010


Hey Bloggerettes,

I want to remind you that the store hours will be changing for the summer months.

Mon-Thu 10-7
Friday 10-9
Saturday 10-5




Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Some Goodies................

Hey Bloggerettes,

A few things arrived today that are fun!

-Tim Holtz Caged Bird and Tattered Floral Sizzix dies and embossing folders - all the tissue tape is gone!

-Webster's Pages bloomers flower trim, cameos and some new papers

-a new summer section is being set up with Bo Bunny, Best Creations and American Crafts products

-temporary spray adhesive that claims it can be used on die-cut machine matts (thanks Diana)

-UHU glue sticks (as requested by Lynn)

-re-stock of Girls' Paperie papers (for gramma's of little girls)

-every color of Bazzill Bling cardstock

-7 Gypsies Gypsy Market Paper Tape, gaffer tape and a re-stock of some Avignon papers (as used in the Printer Tray class)

-another Oriental Cuttlebug embossing folder 4 pack

Black gel nails are very appropriate for gardening with style! Several pairs of funky rubber boots have come in handy lately. Milo is back as the "Greeter" at the store. He had his "Goofy" stuffed animal in his mouth today while greeting people - kinda like Walmart eh - a goofy greeter!!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

They've hit the shelf.........

Hey Bloggerettes,

Finally the Tim Holtz embossing folders (8) and tissue tape (4) have arrived! They were worth waiting for. Very "Timish". FYI: Scrapbookers have their own language - you can add "ish" to any word and it is totally okay!

An order from "7 Gypsies" also arrived. There are letterblock printer trays in 2 colors and more artist printer trays. Paper tape from the Avignon and Venice collections also came in.

"Fancy Pants" collection called Like Father Like Son is here. There are some good papers for Father's Day.

"Riff Raff" die-cut chipboard shapes are hanging up. In case you didn't know, they are a company based in Edmonton. Go Canada Go

Susan has brought in some fabulous layouts. She has put them up all around the store for inspiration. Enjoy!

Maureen has graciously brought in her "Garden" mini album and her infamous "Canvas" album. They are on display behind the counter. You will be in awe of her work.



Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Being sick sucks!

Hey Bloggerettes,

I have been under the weather for the past few days. Thanks to my staff for "stepping-up-to-the-plate" for me.

An order from "Riff Raff" arrived this week. There are 44 designs to chose from.

The CINCH binding tool arrived today.

The "Ranger" order is due in on Friday. I am going to find out about the Flower Sizzix die that no one can seem to get. Tim will know!

For those of you who ordered stamps from "Stampers Anonymous" - they called yesterday and said it was shipping. Exciting eh!!! They ship by US mail so it will probably be about 10-14 days.

My gals who did the Tim Holtz Jewelry Class yesterday went home feeling like princesses. Good on ya!

Check out the 7 Gypsies website that Paula and Debbie post on. It is:

do you recognize anyone????? How much fun was that?

I have changed the blog again. You may need to "Refresh" the site to get the updates.



Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Break out the sandals, paint the toenails, pluck the chin hairs!

Hey Bloggerettes,

I am thoroughly enjoying the nicer weather, aren't you? Can we dare plant our flowers yet?

FYI: I posted the class schedule on June 1 and then made some changes yesterday. It may affect you, you never know.

I want to welcome Susan Tutt to The Scrap Yard staff. Susan is a talented 7 Gypsies designer and instructor with much to offer. Please visit her blog.

Finally the Cuttlebug embossing folders arrived that were ordered in February. There are 5 packs and 4 packs and singles and big ones and normal-sized ones; Japanese, borders, alphabet, romance, and a few others.

My "little buddy" Milo made and appearance in the store today. He was pretty good considering his anxieties about scrapbooking! I'm hoping he will settle down and be comfortable in the store again.

Enjoy the pictures from this past weekend.

There is a great sale going on at Great Garb in Glenmore Landing. Check it out. My paisley, rubber cowboy boots were purchased at Kaffa Coffee House in Marda Loop. Remember, Stampede is just around the corner! Think how easily the dung can be hosed off these babies!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Weekend Event Re-Cap

Hey Bloggerettes,

The weekend event with the "7 Gyspy" gals was a huge success. Everyone had a great time at the classess with Paula and Debbie. They are very personable, fun and talented. They had prepped the classes so well that everything went off without a hitch. I also made the projects so they can be viewed at the store. I wonder if "7 Gypsies" will have enough printer trays to fill my order on Monday. Everyone is keen to make more as gifts for Christmas. The 3D house is so adorable. Everyone in the class had a different idea of who to make it for and how to personalize it for the occassion.

Congratulations to the bracelet winners, Parise and Ann. Paula and Debbie were tickled pink with theirs too.

Thanks to the gypsy gals for all of their prize give-aways. I didn't expect that! Some people in Calgary now have the hottest "7 Gypsy" products in their hot little hands.

By the way, just because I had birthday cake at dinner it doesn't make me a year older!!!! "Roy/Lloyd" doesn't need to know anything! I probably don't have to worry - he'll be back behind bars!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Let's try this again!

Hey Bloggerettes,

Just a quick note to let you know that the "Girls Paperie" order finally arrived. There are 2 collections including lots of matching embellishments. One line is very girly and the other is a travel line. Both are double-sided. Check it out!

Thanks VK for getting me out of a bind today. :)

Congratulations to our "Scrap Yard Darling", Lynnn Thune, and family on the safe arrival of the new granddaughter. The timing was superb!

This week we had visitors from a few different store owners outside of Calgary. Val from Peace River and Kari from LA. It's always fun to visit with other store owners.

Hi Mom. I hope things look up soon.

The Gypsy Gals are in town safe and sound. I have a very early morning tomorrow (getting up at SEVEN A.M. - is the sun up at that time???) so I must sign off.


Rain, rain - GO AWAY!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Small things.............

Hey Bloggerettes,

I want to let you know that the sample projects arrived for the "7 Gypsies" Event taking place this Saturday. They are sooooooooooo nice!

A wee order came in yesterday. It contained:

Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink including the newest "Illuminate"

Western paper (some cowgirl)

Rugby paper and stickers

Soccer embellishments

Baseball paper

7 Gypsies 97% Complete Sticker Sheets

Polyshrink (Clear, Translucent, White)


Friday, May 21, 2010

Victoria Day

Hey Bloggerettes,

The store will be closed on Monday, May 24 in honor of the "Queen" in all of us!

The "Shabby Chic" #12 class is still on @ 6:00 pm. (What can I say, the students are addicts.)


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Guess What?

Hey Bloggerettes,

Our new sign is up! I had a young scrapbooker in the store tonight who said she was so excited when she saw it through the school bus window this morning. Isn't that cute?

Just a few things came in today:

-Tim Holtz Curio Knobs
-Tim Holtz Ruler Ribbon
-Tim Holtz Mini Mister Organizer
-Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine
-Pure Milk Chocolate Almonds (they got dropped off today when I wasn't here so I guess we now have some treats - all scrapbookers like treats) ha, ha, ha
-Sunday International EZ Mount

In My HUMBLE Opinion:

Why is it when the lid of the toilet is open you can drop your mascara in the toilet even though you are putting it on your lashes 2 feet away - how does the wand fly out of your hand and take a swan dive into the porcelain bowl???? I HATE THAT!!!!

Have a great day!


Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Okay, there seems to be a bit of confusion with yesterday's post! We are EXPECTING the new Tim Holtz product - we will post it immediately! Also, sorry about the photo descriptions being out of order.

Yesterday we DID receive the Melissa Frances order - LOVELY!!

Also, don't forget about the 7 Gypsies classes - they are filling up fast!


Monday, May 10, 2010

Made it Through

So I made it through the crazy busy weekend and now it's a nice calm Monday (of course I'm not scheduled to be in the store until 3:00 p.m. so I'm alone in my craft room)! It was a fun weekend with the BWB on Friday night (sooo nice to have you back Audrey) and 2 of the chicks on Saturday. Trudy hosted a fun "Mother's Day" crop on Sat. night and handed out some fab prizes to the attendees. There may even have been some snacks and liquids involved!

Anyway, as promised I am posting some photos for your entertainment. They are:

#1 and #2 - The wonderful cake that Dot baked for us for National Scrapbook Day. We didn't ask - she offered! It was absolutely delicious and all of the flowers were cut out on her Cricut machine - a true scrapbooker!

#3 and #4 - The 2 handsome gentlemen we had helping out on NSD.

#5 and #6 - Okay, this is what happens when I leave my camera unattended!

#7 - On that note: Maureen - did you actually think I wouldn't post this - good thing you took the picture of your face and not the other end (cause that would have been posted as well)!

#8, #9 and #10 - 3 layouts that I did after we received the new Basic Grey lines - I am LOVING those papers!

#11 - My breakfast on Mother's Day (served along with a Mimosa of course) that my husband and son prepared. Loved it!

Enough ranting for now! Product still coming: Tim Holtz tissue tapes, Tim Holtz embossing folders, Girls' Papiere (2 lines), Melissa Frances, a ton more Stampers' Anonymous, a HUGE bling shipment and, maybe, a couple of surprises!

Have a great week.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Where for art thou Lori??!!

Hi Everyone;

Yes, it's been a while since I've posted. Lori headed off to surprise her Mom in Ontario for Mother's
Day and boy am I missing her! Thursday was a relatively calm day but yesterday was another story. PRODUCT, PRODUCT, PRODUCT. It's nuts in here! Thank you Amy for saving me yesterday morning (hope you're okay Jess) and thank you VK for stepping in last night. The store is a bit of a cluster but let me tell you what's new: Jillibean Soup - papers, corrugated alphabets, sticker alphabets, canvas flowers; The Paper Company - grad papers and embellishments and "Under the Sea" amazing papers and embellishments; Maya Road - lots of things Kraft; sports papers, travel papers, pet papers and embellishments, lots of Disney; AMAZING BAZZILL "Modern and Vintage" buttons and beautiful new flowers; beautiful new storage containers; restock of WR Memory Keepers piercing, craft knife and tweezers; Graphic 45 and last but not least, more ribbon.

I wanted to thank all of our wonderful friends and customers for last Saturday (National Scrapbook Day) - we had fun and hope you did too and congratulations to all of the prize winners.

Trudy is hosting a special Mother's Day crop tonight and I think she has a few things up her sleeve!

I promise to post again soon with photos but for now I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's Day tomorrow and my thoughts are with you Denise (and your family).


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

It's a beautiful day somewhere - just not here!!!

Hey Bloggerettes,

Just in.................

Teresa Collins newest line called "Travel Ledger"
7 Gypsies crystal binder rings, dangly paper clips (Avignon), vintage receipt holder, vintage stationery (Gypsy & London edition) and more fun stuff

Just a reminder that the Bo Bunny "Mamarazzi" mini album class is tomorrow night. Remember how much you loved that paper line!!!!!

Donna Downey canvas layout kits are available now. We have 2 different layouts available.

The venue for the "7 Gypsies Weekend" has changed. It will now be held in the Lake Bonavista Rec Centre Multi-Purpose Room. There are only a few spots left so remember "snooze-you-lose"

New segment:


I would like to share some RANDOM things with you:

1. Discovered a new store for affordable jewellry, it's called "Do Dads" and it's in Marda Loop
2. Found a new mascara that lessens the "morning racoon eyes" - its a Covergirl brand in the bright yellow tube
3. I'm thinking that sewing paper on your sewing machine would be less detrimental to your machine if you put a piece of tear-away interfacing under the paper so the feed dogs have something to grip


Friday, April 30, 2010

National Scrapbook Day

Hey Bloggerettes,

We are having a party at the store on Saturday to celebrate the big day!
Enjoy beverages, food, make-and-takes, a draw for prizes and 20% off your order.

New arrivals:

Basic Grey "Max & Whiskers", "Capella" and "Basics-Manilla" collections


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Re-stocked items

Hey Bloggerettes,

Just want to let you know that we finally got a few items that we have been waiting for.

Cricut mats (both sizes)
Tiny Attacher (Tim Holtz stapler)
Distress Ink Pad - Antique Linen
Grungeboard - Plain

We are waiting for the following arrivals:

Basic Grey "Max & Whiskers" and "Capella"
7 Gypsies - some good struff
Margie Romley-Anslet - the Girls' Paperie
Melissa Frances - lots of good stuff

We submitted the big Stampers Anonymous order for all of your custom orders. FYI: It will be over a month before we get them.


Friday, April 23, 2010

New Arrivals

Hey Bloggerettes,

We received some shipments today as promised.

October Afternoon - "Fly-a-Kite" and "The Thrift Shop"

Tim Holtz
- time pieces, memo pins, buttons, charm packs, box feet foundations, locket keys, numerals, ruler ribbon, paper stacks (retro grunge & shabby chic), 6x12 grunge paper, grungeboard (alphabet soup)

Pink Paislee - "Queen Bee"



Sunday, April 18, 2010

What a weekend!

Hey Bloggerettes,

Thanks to everyone who participated in the "Glitz Girlz" class today. Who knew it would be that crazy and fun?? Erin and Laura are great. They complimented me on having such talented students - way to go gals! Thanks to Maureen, Diane and Diana for going the "extra mile" for me. I can always count on you guys.

It was nice to see a gaggle of LA (Lethbridge) chicks this weekend too! Don't forget to round up a bunch of gals for the Gypsy Weekend.

On Friday we received our order of Websters Pages. It's pretty darn sweet. It's going fast.

This week we are expecting October Afternoon, Pink Paislee and another Ranger (Tim Holtz) order. (Ranger is due on Friday's UPS delivery.)


Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Hey Bloggerettes,

I made a mistake - it's Debbie Crouse that will be teaching with Paula Cheney. I think I had a "MM". Sorry Debbie :(
Sounds like the Lethbridge Ladies are going to do a road trip for this event. Good on ya!

We received the "Alterations" dies from Tim Holtz this week. They are flying out the door like he was with them.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

7 Gypsies Projects

Hey Bloggerettes,

These are the 2 projects being taught by Paula Cheney and Debbie Schuh for our "GYPSY WEEKEND".