Friday, November 21, 2014

Bundled Up From Carta Bella!!

Well, it appears that winter has arrived a little sooner than expected.  Don't get me wrong, I don't mind a little snow, but this week has been a little too much, too soon.

One good thing about the change in seasons is that it shifts our focus on what we are scrapbooking. Amanda has been doing some samples for the store using the new Bundled Up collection from Carta Bella.  We thought this would be a good time to share some of her designs......

Baby It's Cold Outside


This layout has such a warm feel to it.....maybe it is this yummy looking mug of hot chocolate???


The blues and reds mix so well with this collections.


She has created a really unique title using her Silhouette Cameo.  She has cut part of it out of her background and part of it out of a matching paper and adhered it to her page.


All Bundled Up


This layout is created using leftover scraps from the collection.  A few stickers and strips of paper can create a really nice effect.


Placing stickers on top of your photos can also create a nice effect.  You can use them to fill in open areas of your photos too.


Brrr.....


We love how she created the backdrop for her photos by using different triangles cut out of different patterned papers from the collection.


She has used liquid applique to imitate the snow on the branches of her die-cut tree, and of course there is the very cute snowman too.


Be sure to stop into the store and check out these layouts in person.  There are lots and lots of details that will totally impress you.  The products she used are all available in our store or on our online store.  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Last Call For Christmas Card Workshop!!

You still have time to sign up for tomorrow nights Christmas Card Workshop with Joanne.  Check out all the details below:

Using three adorable images from Whipper Snapper design, Joanne has created these fun Christmas cards!


Working with three different fold techniques, you will complete these stunning cards that will be hard to give away!

The images will be pre-coloured for you and all the materials are included in the class fee. Be sure to bring your Basic Supplies (paper trimmer, scissors, adhesives, etc.) to the class with you, including a bone folder, scoring tool, foam pop dots, a glue pen and paper piercing tool. Sign up today!

  • Wednesday, November 19th 
  • 6:00 - 8:00pm 
  • $15.99 
  • Bring Basic Supplies and other items listed above. 
  • Pre-registration is required. 
 Stop into our store to register or register on-line by clicking HERE.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Doodlebug Frosty Friends Inspiration From Pinterest

I was cruising around Pinterest last night and I came across some really cute designs from the Doodlebug board.  We are huge fans of this company and their latest release, Frosty Friends, is just flying out of the store.  We thought we would share what we found, and hope it inspires you too!!







You can visit our store or shop for these great products on our online store.  Enjoy!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Bo Bunny Souvenir by Christa

It has been a while since we have posted some inspiration from our awesome design team!!  Christa recently dropped off some samples that she made for the Bo Bunny Souvenir collection.

If you have travelled lately or have photos that you still need to scrapbook from a previous trip, you have to check out this line.

Journey Into The Wild




Go Travel Jamaica




Christa has used some great techniques and created some awesome texture on her layouts using some paint, courigated cardboard and some mist.

Be sure to visit the store and check out these designs in person and also pick up some of your favourites from the collection.  You can also shop online by clicking here.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Interactive Christmas Card Workshop!!

Using three adorable images from Whipper Snapper design, Joanne has created these fun Christmas cards!


Working with three different fold techniques, you will complete these stunning cards that will be hard to give away!

The images will be pre-coloured for you and all the materials are included in the class fee. Be sure to bring your Basic Supplies (paper trimmer, scissors, adhesives, etc.) to the class with you, including a bone folder, scoring tool, foam pop dots, a glue pen and paper piercing tool. Sign up today!

  • Wednesday, November 19th 
  • 6:00 - 8:00pm 
  • $15.99 
  • Bring Basic Supplies and other items listed above. 
  • Pre-registration is required. 
 Stop into our store to register or register on-line by clicking HERE.

Are You Playing Along??

Are you playing along with this months Sketch & Crafty challenge?  Christa is hosting this time around and she has created a great sketch to go along with her amazing challenge.  Check out the details below!!


The sketch is a nice, simple design that we hope you have fun using!

For the Crafty portion of the challenge, here's the scoop: Use something OLD, something NEW, something BORROWED and something BLUE! 

Here is her inspiration layout, using both the Sketch and Crafty challenge, featuring her daughter, Adriane. Her friend took these 'modelling' shots for fun and they really made her smile. In fact, the photos were the  BORROWED element as they came from her iPad.


Her something OLD was the brad on the title frame. She has had those lying around for a few summers and this chevron brad was waiting for something special! Her something NEW was the Simple Stories line "Good Day Sunshine"  that she picked up this summer and haven't had the chance to use. (much...)  Her something BLUE is the matting colour and the bits of sky blue in the patterned paper.


So! Share your OLD, NEW, BORROWED and BLUE while working with the sketch! Be creative and you can be entered into a random draw to win a $25 gift certificate to TSF!!!!

Please remember, in order to qualify and be in with a chance of winning, you must use the SKETCH and the CRAFTY portion of the challenge. Also, this month we would like you to identify the OLD, NEW, BORROWED and BLUE elements of your design. Just add the description to your blog or gallery post.

Here are our few simple rules:
  • Enter as many times as you like with each new entry showing an interpretation of both the Sketch and Crafty element of this month's challenge.
  • Each creation will gain you one entry into the draw to win.  Please enter a double page as only one entry. 
  • Proects must be linked using the tool below in order to be entered to win.
  • Entries must be linked no later than 11:59pm on November 30, 2014.

We can't wait to see what you create! Be sure to click the link on the sidebar and link up your creation to qualify!!  Happy crafting!

Monday, November 03, 2014

Spring 2015 Retreat Weekend

You are invited to join us for our Spring 2015 Scrapbooking Retreat Weekend that will be held at the Oakwood Inn Golf Resort and Spa in Grand Bend, Ontario!



The dates for this fabulous weekend away are April 17-19, 2015, and the weekend will run from 12:00 noon on Friday until 3:00 pm on Sunday.  The Oakwood Inn has proven to be the perfect spot for our weekend retreats! They have a fabulous venue with a large, bright space for our cropping and on-site store set-up, deluxe rooms that include pillow top beds, plasma TVs, fireplace and mini fridge, and a Spa, Sauna, Indoor Pool, Hot Tub and Fitness Center for those that like to indulge. Plus, the sandy shores of beautiful Lake Huron are only a 5-minute walk away! All the meals (6 in total!) are buffet style served in a separate dining room and prepared to perfection!

Your weekend will include a minimum of 4 ft. table space to scrapbook, welcome gifts and an on-site store provided by Two Scrapbook Friends. You also receive 2 nights deluxe accommodations with full maid service and fabulous buffet-style meals; dinner on Friday night, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday!


You will also have free use of the Indoor Pool, Sauna and Hot Tubs and Fitness Center. It is just a 5 minute walk to the beach - perfect for some exercise or a photo shoot with your friends! If you like, you can take advantage of the Lakeside Spa while you are with us. Book an appointment for a facial, manicure, pedicure or other spa services.


Your fabulous weekend scrapbooking package including meals and accommodations is only $330.00 + HST for double occupancy or $450.00 + HST for single! To make it easy for all our friends to attend, we only require a $150.00 + HST non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot. This deposit is due upon registration, with the remaining balance ($180.00 for double or $300.00 for single +HST ) due by March 1, 2015. There will be no refunds on your balance after March 1st - sorry, no exceptions.


If you have not been on a scrapbooking retreat weekend with us before, this is your chance. If you have, you know how much fun it can be! Don't miss out on a great get-away where you can enjoy 24-hour scrapbooking, fabulous food, delightful company and lots of laughs. We expect to sell out early, so get your friends together and sign up soon! You are guaranteed to have a fabulous time.

You can register by stopping into the store in person, or by visiting our online store HERE to sign up online!  We are no longer able to take registrations over the phone.

We look forward to having you join us for a fantastic weekend of scrapbooking fun!