Thursday, December 29, 2011

2 Days Only!

Boxing Week Sale
Thursday, December 29th 10am until 4pm
Friday, December 30th noon until 8pm
Buy 5 papers, receive one FREE
(includes cardstock and patterned paper)
Buy 3 alphabets, receive one FREE
Buy 3 flowers or gems, receive one FREE

Save 25% on all Paper Pads and Packages
Save 20% on all Punches & Trimmers
Save 15% on Inks, Mists, Paints & Stamps

Save 20% on all Born in a Barn Furniture

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

"Believe" Projects ...

... from Sarah.
I haven't managed to finish even a single layout with this kit yet.  Thankfully, Sarah banged out a layout and a few cards in record time.

And ... Sarah was up for a quick visit on Friday night and brought her projects to display in the store.  The photos do them no justice at all.  Feel free to stop in to have a look at her fabulous creations.
Oh ... and you'll notice that Sarah is a hard core twine user.  Thanks to her prompting, we now have Twinery Twine available at the store by the yard or in 15 yard bundles.  Makes for beautiful finishing touches :)

Monday, December 5, 2011

December Kit "Believe"

Sorry all!  I've meant to post the December Kit before now but it was a wonderfully busy weekend at the store.  We had a great turnout for the Christmas Open House with a few late-night croppers on Friday night :)
This kit is filled to the brim with papers and a variety of embellishments for scrapbook layouts, but also for cards and December Daily pages (if you're completing one this year).
I stayed with a traditional Christmas palette ... deep reds, greens and creams with papers from Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas, My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas and a few from Bo Bunny Etcetera ...
A Webster's Pages die cut and number stickers from Simple Stories ...
A beautiful glittery gold American Crafts alphabet (as well as a mini alpha from Glitz), Prima flowers, Maya Road die cut and sheer snowflakes, Perfect Pearls Powder ...
Wonderful trims from Prima and Maya Road, My Mind's Eye decorative brads ...
Cards and envelopes from the Tim Holtz District Market collections, Prima jewels ...
Card bases prepared for you using decorative edges from Sizzix and Spellbinders (envelopes included) ...
And a set of layered embellishments from Up The Street ...
The kits have sold well over the last few days and I'm down to just a handful.  Visit the website to order or e-mail me at to reserve one if you're planning on picking it up at the store.
Sarah has already been able to complete a few projects for the gallery and there are more to come!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Open House

Friday, December 2nd noon until 8pm

Saturday, December 3rd 10am until 4pm

Hot apple cider, christmas treats and cake pops while you browse.

Buy 4 papers, receive one FREE
(includes cardstock and patterned paper)

Buy 3 alphabets, receive one FREE

Buy 3 flowers or gems, receive one FREE

Save 20% on all Paper Pads and Packages

Save 15% on all Punches & Trimmers

Save 15% on Inks, Mists, Paints & Stamps

ALL Vintage Tripod Lamps … 15% off

ALL Born in a Barn Furniture Pieces … 25% off

ALL Glassware … 25% off

Fudge & Chocolate Pizza
$4.99 each or 3 for $12.00

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Twelve Tags of Christmas!

This makes me so happy every year ... Tim Holtz's Twelve Tags of Christmas  ...
That should keep you all busy for a bit ;)

So many things going on tomorrow ... the reveal of the December kit (which should have been today but I decided yesterday that I was going to add in some other little extra goodies), new Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine and the first day of our Christmas Open House here at the store! 

Have a great day!

Monday, November 21, 2011

New Products in the store ...

Have you been looking for the new Tim Holtz District Market Collection?  Stop by the store to check it out ...
... tissue ...
... notecards ...
... matchbook notepads ...
... tote bags ...
... cargo and trinket cases ...
Also ... new Tim Holtz Sizzix Texture Trades, Texture Fades and Dies ...
... the new limited release Tim Holtz Winter Distress Ink Set ...
... Spellbinders Edgeablilities dies ...

 So many fun things to play with!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November Kits

I'm just the teensiest bit late posting here.  I think the fact that the December kit product is on it's way reminded me that I hadn't shown off November.
While the last kits were more on the softer side, these kits feature the vibrant, rich hues of fall.
"Autumn's Embrace" contains lots of patterned papers from Crate Paper Farmhouse, Jillibean Sweet & Sour, Simple Stories Happy Day and Bo Bunny Forever Fall.
Again this month, both kits contain a sheet from the Pink Paislees Mistables line.
With great coordinating embellishments from American Crafts, Crate Paper, Bo Bunny, Jillibean Soup and Prima.
One of my favorite items from this kit is the Kraft Core cardstock from Coredinations.  Definately a product you'll want to try.

"Time & Tapestry" is the "prettier" side this month with more of a pink base than the red of the other side. 
Still pulling in the teals, yellows and oranges, are papers from Crate Paper Farmhouse and Random, Basic Grey Out of Print and Jillibean Sweet & Sour.
The embellishments include samplings from Basic Grey, Elle's Studio, Prima, Maya Road, Kaisercraft and K&Co.
There are very few of the kits left, so if you were thinking about buying, I wouldn't wait :)
Swing by the Gallery to see what the girls have done with the kits.  This month, we've got two guest designers as well as Lesley.  Great stuff!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Holiday Card Series Link

Just real quick ... I've mentioned this blog to people over the past few weeks and thought I'd post a link here for anyone else that's interested.
I've been following Kristina Werner's blog for several years now, and her Holiday Card Series is always full of wonderful inspiration and I look forward to it each year.  She provides card videos (5 days a week for 5 weeks) ... completely free!  And what's more, is that she has links to the videos for the other years she's done it.  Definately worth checking out.  Do it now :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Road Trip!

Mark your calendars ...
During the weekend of November 4th to 6th, several area scrapbook stores are participating in a Christmas Passport Road Trip.
Purchase you Trip Ticket for $35.00 and visit the following stores ...
   Memories on Main St. (2519B Min St., Lambeth)
   Stamp Shack (355 Wellington Street, Citiplaza, London)
   Scrapbook Memories (151 Pine Valley Blvd., London)
   Up The Street (2 Front Street West, Strathroy)
At each store, you will complete a mini class and take advantage of store specials only offered to ticket holders.
Tickets are available at each partipating stores.  Hours will vary at each store.  Your actual passport will be given to you on your first stop.
Looking forward to seeing you all!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Kids' Mixed Media Mini Album Class

Ages 8 and up.
1:00 - 3:00 pm ... $20.00 per person (plus taxes).
A 6x9 inch, hard cover album featuring patterned papers from Studio Calico, Cosmo Cricket and Basic Grey. Customize your album by creating the covers and adding stamped images to the inside sheets. Finish your album by binding it yourself!
Participants are required to bring their own adhesive.
Receive a 10% discount on any supplies purchased that day.
Must be booked by October 4th. Participants must also pre-pay by this date. Limited number of spots available.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fall Issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today

Is available now!  Stop by the store for your complimentary copy :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Upcoming Layout Class

Saturday, September 24th … 1:00-4:00 pm … $20.00 per person (plus tax)

Adult class.

Double page layout.

Participants are required to bring their own adhesive, trimmer, scissors.

Receive a 10% discount on any supplies purchased that day.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

September Kits

Worth the wait :)

Get them here.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

September Sneak Peeks

I'm still waiting on a few items for the September kits but Sarah popped up to the store the other day to pick up what I had to get started.  Gorgeousness :)

Check back on September 15th for the full reveal.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Kids` Layout Class

Kids' Layout Class (moved from original date of September 10th)

Saturday, September 17th ... 1:00 - 3:00 pm ... $15.00 per person (plus tax)
Ages 9 and up.
A layout to document those back to school photos.
Participants are required to bring their own adhesive.
It is helpful to bring a photo to the class, but not necessary.  A 4x6 photo will work, but a 5x7 photo would be ideal.
Receive a 10% discount on any supplies purchased that day.
Must be booked by September 13th.  Participants must also pre-pay by this date.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September Kits and Past Kit Sale

Hey Everyone :)
Just a quick update on the September kits ... I'm still waiting on the bulk of the product for these kits.  They include all new CHA items, and it seems to be taking a little longer to aquire them than I had planned.  Rather than substitute certain items, I'd rather wait and have the kits I had originally planned.  So I think we're looking at a mid-month release for this one.
If you need a "kit fix" before that and haven't already purchased one of the August kits, I'm down to two of the "Enjoy the Journey" kits and a few of the "Bookworm" kits.
Also, any past kits (not including August) still available will be marked down 15% until September 5th.
Please e-mail your order to to receive your discount.
The store is currently closed until after Labour Day, so any online orders will go out on September 5th.
Hope everyone is enjoying the last few days of summer before the kids go back to school.
Stay tuned for details on the Kids' Back To School Layout Class!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fall Card Class Series

This card class series has been designed to help you create a well-stocked card inventory and get you started on your Christmas cards.
At each class, you will make a total of 12 cards (3 each of 4 designs).
Tuesday, September 13th ... All Occasion cards
Tuesday, October 4th ... All Occasion cards
Tuesday, November 1st ... Christmas cards
Tuesday, December 6th ... Christmas cards
By the end of the series, you will have created a total of 48 cards, half of which are Christmas.
The cost of the series is $100.00 plus tax (receive a 10% discount if the series is paid by September 1st) and is non-refundable. Upon payment, you will also receive a coupon valid for 20% off your entire scrapbook purchase to be used at a future date (may only be used once, no cash value).
The classes will take place from 7 until 10pm on each date. If there is enough interest, an afternoon class may be added.
If you have any other questions regarding the classes, please call (519) 245-7590.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

We R Memory Keepers Travel Light

The Enjoy the Journey kit this month contains a few papers and a sweet little tag from the We R Memory Keepers Travel Light line.  One of the papers is die cut with a postal stamp border.
Lesley left on it as it was and added a few well placed embellishments ...

Heather replaced the center portion with another of the papers from the same line ...

Sarah's background is toned down with some neutral Cosmo Cricket patterned paper ...

And I trimmed off the die cut edge for yet another look ...

I've only got a few of these kits left.  If you think you want one, don't wait!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Same paper, different looks ...

I think that "Junk Drawer" from Cosmo Cricket's Odd's & Ends line is one of my favorite papers in this month's kit.

Heather left hers whole and used it as the background in her layout ...

I chopped and sliced and glued little bits from both sides ...

And Lesley mixed just a few phrases from the paper with the WRMK die cut paper here ...

I love when you can get so many different looks from a single sheet of paper.

Get your "Enjoy the Journey" kit here.  Better hurry ... they're going fast :)

Monday, August 1, 2011

August Kits!

Now available and up on the website!

"Bookworm" features Basic Grey Oxford and Simple Stories Elementary ...

 "Enjoy the Journey" contains papers from We R Memory Keepers and Cosmo Cricket Odds & Ends ...

Lots of fun embellishments that can work with both sides. 

Friday, July 29, 2011

Fun stuff ...

Happy Friday Everyone!  Super tired this morning (fun storm last night ... hydro off but not a whole lotta rain ... oh ... and a really loud frog outside that everyone thought was a sick racoon).  Can't type a proper sentence.  Off to the dentist shortly, but wanted to share this online class with everyone.  The video isn't specific to the class, but it gives you a little peek into Shimelle's philosophy ...

I've heard about Shimelle Laine for ages now, but have never looked her up until I saw a reference to this class on several blogs.  LOVE her ideas!  I've signed up for the class and have done the work for the first prompt (only about 9 prompts behind now).  It may take me awhile to get through it all, but I've read through the other prompts and am looking forward to the process.
Let me know what you think about the class and if you're participating.
Have a great day ...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Strathroy Sidewalk Sales

It's a little warm in these parts (understatement), but there are lots of great deals to be had in downtown Strathroy over the next few days.

Here at Up the Street ...

50% off selected papers & embellishments
40% off candy, fudge & chocolate pizza
25% off glasswear & home decor items
20% off Born in a Barn furniture
15% off tools & punches
10% off antiques

The Sidewalk Sales are running today, Friday & Saturday. 
On Saturday, Frank Street will be closed between Thomas and James streets around 3pm for ...
Children's Entertainment
BBQ by the Strathroy Rotary Club between 4 and 9pm to raise funds for the future Splash Pad in Alexandria Park
Jingles the Clown
Outdoor movie on Frank Street starting at dusk ... Justin Beiber "Never Say Never" (bring your lawnchairs).

Monday, July 18, 2011

"I Swear" projects from Lesley

Hey Gals!  July is certainly flying by.  Hope everyone is enjoying their holidays and have been able to squeeze in a bit of relaxation between running kids to camp and all of their summer activities.
The August kit is coming along nicely and will be revealed on August 1st.
Until then, here are a few more of Lesley's projects using the "I Swear" kit from June ...

The "Lazy Days" kit is currently sold out, but there are still a few "I Swear" kits to be had :)