Saturday, December 24, 2011

Holiday Greetings

Hey Bloggerettes,

I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and joyful holiday season.

The store holiday hours are:

Christmas Eve 10-3
Christmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day CLOSED
New Year's Eve 10-3
New Year's Day CLOSED

Lori & Team

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Vintage Ticket Holder Class

Join Susan on Monday, December 12, 6-8pm to create this unique 7 Gypsies vintage ticket holder. The member cost is $49.99. Call to reserve your spot 403-271-2225. This is a perfect little gift for anyone on your list!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Shabby Wall Art

Join Lynn on Thursday December 8, 6-8pm to create this beautiful Shabby picture frame. The member cost is $24.99. This would make a wonderful Christmas gift or just keep it for yourself!

Space is limited so call The Scrap Yard to reserve your spot 403-271-2225.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

What's Up?

Hey Bloggerettes,

Here is an update on what is going on at "The Scrap Yard" in the next few weeks.


Nov 28 - Shabby Chic Album Building Class
Nov 29 - Countdown Advent Calendar
Nov 30 - Basic Grey Page of the Month
Dec 3 - Red Tag Deal Card Class X2
Dec 6 - Shabby Chic Album Building Class
Dec 7 - Tim Holtz "Outside the Box"
Dec 8 - Shabby Chic Wall Hanging
Dec 9 - Customer Appreciation Night
Dec 12 - 7 Gypsies Ticket Holder
Dec 14 - Card Class with Erika
Dec 15 - Jenni Bowlin Altered Cigar Box
Dec 17 - Crop With Susan


Susan Tutt has accepted the position of Store Manager at "The Scrap Yard". Yeah Susan!!!!
"The Scrap Yard" won it's first award at the annual Action Coach Awards Night. Hard work is paying off.
December 9 is "Customer Appreciation Night". Please call in and book an attendance time. Susan has lots of things planned for a delightful evening. Details to follow by email.
I am still having issues with emails that I am sending out. Please check your Spam/Junk Mail folders.
There is a new website for "The Scrap Yard". Please REFRESH your link to see the new site.

Holiday Store Hours:
Christmas Eve 10-3
Christmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day CLOSED
New Years Eve 10-3
New Years Day CLOSED

Monday, November 14, 2011


Hey Bloggerettes,

I finally have the plans in place to announce that Teresa Collins is coming to Calgary to do an event just like the one she hosts in Nevada.

Here's the scoop:

Teresa Collins
"Bling it on Canada"
August 2-5, 2012
Hyatt Regency Calgary
6 Workshops
(2 by Teresa, 1 by Amber Packer, 1 by Janet Hopkins, 1 by Lynn Thune and 1 by Susan Tutt)

Hosted by The Scrap Yard

Register on-line:
TAB: "Stuff That's Happening"

How cool is that!!!

Lori & Team

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Big Weekend a Big Success!

Hey Bloggerettes,

I want to thank all of the gals who attended the retreat at Nakoda Lodge this past weekend - it was great. The retreats get better and better every year thanks to the mix of attendees. This year we had some girls fly in from Coeur D'Alene, a group from central Alberta drove down, "the Myanna Show" of 15 or more, the "Honeybee" group of altered artists and all of my faithful regulars. Mike, Purcell, Lynn, Pat, Jess, Lucie, Karen and Marlene all deserve a big thank you for packing me up. The only casualty was the severe case of chapped lips, just like last year. I picked up some "Extreme-Stick" at Script Pharmacy - great stuff, highly recommend it.

Arriving this week at the "Yard" should be the Tim Holtz dies that we've all been waiting for. Watch for my posts on FACEBOOK for their arrival.

Have a great week - watch for a big announcement.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Box after box after box

Hey Bloggerettes,

My fingers are worn down to the bone from entering product. This is what has arrived in the past 2 days:

My Mind's Eye - Christmas
Graphic 45 - An ABC Primer
Fabscraps - Shabby Chic
Prima - North Country, Frosts, Shabby Chic Treasures
Basic Grey - 2012 Calendars
Ingvild Bolme - Distress Tool
Crafty Secrets - Christmas stickers
Photo Book Creator & covers
7 Gypsies - new and old Collage Tissue, spiral hangers, paper tape, Surveyor Rulers
Tim Holtz - Stamp sets, Mover & Shapers, Sizzlits, Texture Fades, Halloween Bigz, Tissue Wrap, Birdcages
Somerset Magazines - Where Women Create, Artful Blogging, Somerset Studio
Sew Easy
Kaisercraft - Bonjour

Lori & Team

Thursday, October 20, 2011

"If You Want To Be HaPpy, Be" Mini Album Sneak Peek

Susan will be teaching this adorable mixed media album November 9, 6-9. She created this album using Authentique's Blissful collection. Call to reserve your spot, space is limited.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Charm Exchange at Retreat

Hey Bloggerettes,

Just a reminder that we will be doing a charm exchange at the retreat again. I observed the charm exchange at the Teresa Collins Event in September and I figured out how it works. You will handover all of your charms to me and I do the exchanging and give you back as many as you made. I saw one lady wore them on a link necklace - it was aboiut 500 pounds! How charming.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Holy Mother of Mounds!

Hey Bloggerettes,

So much new product has arrived I can hardly stand it. I just want to dive into it all. Every box was a treasure-trove.
Basic Grey
Fancy Pants
Bo Bunny
Simple Stories
Tim Holtz
Viva Decor
Graphic 45
Cinch Machine
Fab Scraps
Little Yellow Bicycle
Echo Park
Tons of embellishments

Met a ton of new scrapbookers at the Okotoks Scrapbook Convention on Saturday. They did very well for the "Rowan House" fund raiser. It was a pleasure to be part of such a heartfelt event. Thanks to Shannon and Annalisa for inviting me to participate. Scrapbookers from towns south of Calgary have been introduced to the "The Scrap Yard" - YEAH! Thanks to Lynn Thune for teaching and donating her valuable time to such a worthwhile cause. You're the best! Take a breath now!

"The Scrap Yard" would like to welcome a new teacher. Erika Taylor has offered to share her talents by teaching some cardmaking classes. Here is the scoop on Erika:

Hi Everyone, I'm Erika Taylor and I'm over the moon to be working with The Scrap Yard. I've got a smokin husband named Mark, who is my biggest supporter and fan and we have two zany and wild children. One precious and precocious little girl and a young boy who is full of ideas, and creativity. I've been paper crafting since September of 2008, but you could always find me with scissors, glue, crayons and construction paper when I was a little girl. I've got a big personality and love to make people giggle, either with me or at me. I'm a bit of a magpie and gravitate to sparkle and shine.

I have been so blessed to be a part of many different design teams. Currently I am on the Tattered Angels, Nikki Sivils, Basically Bare, Helmar, Scrapping Cottage, I Brake for Stamps and Paper Temptress teams. Creatively, I love trying new things and revel in new techniques, tools and supplies. I am very eclectic in my style and sometimes look from one project to the next and think "Did I make both of those? Inspiration comes from so many venues and I'm tickled pink that I get to share my creative journey with all of you.
Come on by my blog at and take a look. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and leave some love.

Welcome Erika :)

The October Class Schedule is on the website calendar - check it out.

Lori and Team

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What's new Pussycat??????

Hey Bloggerettes,
Long time no chat...............
I went to the Teresa Collins "Inspiration Unlimited" 4th annual event in Vegas last weekend. Lots of classes, casino-going, pool-time, shopping, Thai Crunch Salad (2x), hob-knobbing with the big name scrapbookers. Yeah, I love this trip.
We received mega product yesterday and today - it will probably take days to get it all in the computer. I think it was 630 pounds!!! Everyday you will see new stuff.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

It's my party..............

Hey Bloggerettes,
How many "Crave" cupcakes are too many to eat on your birthday???? I have been totally spoiled today with such decadence. Thanks to my "peeps"!
"Hug Snug" seam binding is all the rage right now. I have 6 colors in stock right now. You can buy it by the yard for a mere 49 cents. It is easy to dye with Color Wash or any other permanent coloring - even Jello. Starch it and crumple it and it is fabulous!
Did you happen to see the article in the Herald "Neighbours" section that referenced "The Scrap Yard"? Way cool. I did a telephone interview with the writer.
"Shabby Chic" starts on Monday - can hardly wait. The September classes are posted on the website calendar. Check it out.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunshine and lollipops!

Hey Bloggeresttes,

Long time no post - summers are like that!

There are a few things to share -

  • Congrats to Susan Tutt for being published again. The cigar box mini album is going to be in the next vintage mini album publication of "Scrapbook Trends". SWEET!!!!
  • Thanks to Lynn for teaching a Photoshop class to the avid Shabby Chic girls and Wendy from Three Hills.
  • CHA is over now. Tons of new product to search on the internet. "Lori-add-to-cart" (one of my many pseudonums) had a cart over $30K. Have to trim that back! A wee bit excessive.
  • Mr. Tim has great new stuff coming out - get your pre-orders in!
  • The Nakoda Retreat is on again (Nov 4-6) $315/double occupancy.

Thanks for lookin'

Where oh where..............

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sunny days are here again!!!

Hey Bloggerettes,

Got some stuff in!!!!

Teresa Collins "Notations" and "Freestyle" collections as well as some "Blingage".
Tim Holtz Drill Press, Shrink Plastic and other Idea-ology re-stocked items. I have just about everything in stock now.
7 Gypsies "Mykonos" collection. WOW!
Gesso, Molding Paste and Matte Medium
6x6 Brick template (for molding paste)
Uniball Signo white pen - aha, I found it Jen!

I have re-arranged the store completely. Everything will look new to you! I love it.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

New product is being released at CHA Summer

Hey Bloggerettes,

I have been getting lots of pre-views of the new products that are showcasing at CHA Summer in Chicago. Wanna see some new Basic Grey????

The "Out Of Print" arrived today as well as some of the "Smash" product, huge Tim Holtz re-stock , new Helmar adhesives, western items, Sew Easy handles, a few La Blanche stamps, Crafter's Workshop stencils (6x6 numbers, tree branch and bricks), more Disney stuff.............

I want to invite everyone to join The Scrap Yard in doing a tribute to Breast Cancer surviviors by decorating a bra to the extreme and let us hang it from the rafters. This tribute will continue throughout the month of July. Show us what you've got - so to speak!!!

The fabulous gold ornate frame (24x36) with all of the tags pinned onto the red silk background, that you have ogled for months, is now a class. I am holding 3 classes in July and one in August to create this masterpiece. It is a creation of Paula and Debbie from 7 Gypsies. It will take 4 classes to complete. The class starts the first Wednesday in July. Sign-up now!

Remember we are offering Kids Camp - need a few more kids to sign up.

The store hours on Canada Day will be 12-5. Summer hours go into effect in July. We will be closing at 7 PM Mon-Thur, Fri 'til 9PM, Sat 10-5, Sunday Closed.



Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Upcoming 7 Gypsies Flip Album Class - Summer Series

Ok girls I have a new class for you!! I created this album using a 7 Gypsies photo stand, but instead of just photos I have made it into a flip style album. The theme of my album is childhood, mine to be exact. I have used some of my favourite childhood pictures in this album!

The thing I love the most about this album is that each layout is created on a paper bag! I love the vintage look of this album and I think you will too. This class will run on Monday evenings starting July 4 and runs weekly through August 15. The cost of the class $24.99 per week and that includes the cost of the photo stand! If you would like to join me in creating this beautiful album call the store at 403-271-2225 to reserve your spot.

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Monday to Thurday open 10-7PM
Friday open 10-9PM
Saturday open 10-5PM