Monday, January 31, 2011

One More Sneak before the February Reveal!

It's Lesley again, and I just had to show you all a couple more sneaks!  The first two are from the side kit Let the Sun Shine, and the second is a mix of Let the Sun Shine and My Shabby Valentine.  Do those names just scream out to you?  One makes me think of summer, bright and bold, war and sunny, and the other makes me think vintage, pinks and browns, distressed and aged.

You will not be disappointed in February's kits!

See you soon!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Ready for Some February Sneaks?

It's Lesley here and I've got some pretty pictures to share with you...

I got my kit nice and early and have been drooling over every sheet of paper, every embellishment, and all the possibilities!

Here are some sneaks from the side kit "Mt Shabby Valentine".  Up the Street (aka Tara) outdid herself this time!  A beautiful mix of products from many manufacturers.  I am working on the other side kit too, and it is SO different from this one, yet still so beautiful.

Have a WONDERFUL weekend and we'll see you again in February for the FULL reveal!

Winter Sale

With all of the new product being introduced at CHA this month, I wanted to make sure we had lots of room for it.

Take advantage of some great sale prices
Friday, January 28th and Saturday, January 29th ...
30% off all remaining Christmas scrapbook stock
25% off Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather, Pixie-licious & Together lines
25% off Sassafras Indie Girl, Mix and Mend & Count Me In lines
10% off all punches, trimmer & tools
Buy 10 regularly priced patterned papers or cardstock and get one FREE
Buy 3 alphabets, get one FREE
10% off all Antiques and Born in a Barn products
10% off candles
More flavours of Chocolate Pizza in stock ...
All Skors
Reezes Pieces
and just in time for Valentines Day ... Slice of Love

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Kids Valentine Card Class

Saturday, January 29th, 2011
Ages 9 and up.
Using the Be My Valentine line from We R Memory Keepers, participants will make 15 Valentine cards.
1:00 to 3:00 pm ... taught by Laura.
$20.00 class fee must be paid in advance. E-mail to reserve your spot.
Participants will need to bring adhesive.
Enjoy a 10% discount on any scrapbooking items purchased that day.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


A.K.A. ... "How I'm Feeling Today". Good grief. Warmish one day ... frigid the next. No comments from the Peanut Gallery please. I'm talking about the weather.
On to Julia's beautiful layout ...
I'm just smitten with the We R Memory Keepers' Merry January line. WRMK seems to be able to pick colour palettes that no one else is really doing at the moment so they really catch your eye when looking through current product.
And although there are oodles and smoodles of embellishments in the January Kit, I love how adding a few items from your stash can finish off an otherwise gorgeous layout. A beautiful little Maya Road doily transparency from the November kit and a few Maya Road chipboard snowflakes contribute to the icy feeling of this layout.
The Maya Road chandelier trinket bead resembles a perfect little icicle.
Looking back over this layout, the gorgeous finishing details seem to be predominently Maya Road. They're revealing all of the new CHA goodies on their blog this week. I already see some things that will HAVE to go into an upcoming kit or two ;)
I'd love to hear what you absolutely, positively must have from the new releases.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

KI Memories Calendar Paper

Is it spring yet? I've had about enough of the snow already. Brrr.
On to happier things ... like scrapbook paper :)
One of the specialty papers that came in the Ice Cold kit this month is the Sew Cute KI Memories paper. The thin black outline on the white section of the paper is stitched (hence the "Sew" in "Sew Cute").
Julia highlighted the grid pattern on the background by using small scraps of paper in random spots and tied in the calendar "theme" with her journaling ...

Mandy went another route by turning it on it's side and just treating it as a photo matte on a pieced background ...
Look for another sheet of this fun paper in the upcoming February kit, as well as a few other styles in the store.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Upcoming Layout Class

This coming Wednesday night (January 19th) ...
Visit the website for details.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


It's been kind of quiet here at the store since New Year's. Lots of rearranging of furniture, cleaning, planning and organizing for the next few months going on.
Most of the February kit is here ... just waiting for a few items so that I can get them together. It's hard to believe that my first kit went out in February last year. To mark the anniversary of Up the Street kits, we're going to change things up a bit. After several requests from customers, I've decided to switch the format to a two-sided kit. Instead of one monster of a kit, there will be two seperate kits that each have a different feel, but can be very easily mixed together. Maybe a few sneak peaks are in order? Not today :) Check back in a few days though.
For now ... here is a layout from Mandy using the January kit ...
There are so many fun little things in this kit, but I'm always a sucker for layered chipboard. It takes all the work out of having to come up with a title.
Mandy has a serious addiction to her punches. But I'm not planning an intervention any time soon ;)
Tomorrow is a PD day for the kids, so I think I'll enjoy the quiet moments I can find today. Enjoy your quiet moments too :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Better late than never ...

I'm a few days late getting up the January kit, but here it is ...
Lots of icy colours to tackle those winter photos, along with some sweet sentiments to get you in the mood for Valentine's Day ...
Patterned papers from We R Memory Keepers Merry January and Basic Grey Curio ...
Specialty papers from Coredinations and KI Memories ...
Embellishments from American Crafts, Tattered Angels, Maya Road, We R Memorie Keepers, KI Memories, Zva and trims from Prima ...
Also a die cut snowman (from sticky-back canvas), a full bottle of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Gumdrop and a Ranger Acrylic Paint Dabber in Pearl.
Very limited quantities this month, so don't wait to get yours.
Swing by the gallery to see what Julia and Mandy have already done with the kit.