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Archive for May, 2011


A quick post to let you know that we were let back into our house over the weekend.  As there had been no power for two weeks, we were greeted with the stench of rotting food from our fridge and freezer.  It has been quite a clean up here over the last 4 days. 

I am doing my best to get us all back on track and things with the store look good.  I ask for your patience during this time as we finish the clean up and get things rolling as “back to normal” as possible.  We will begin shipping orders tomorrow and hopefully Canada Post won’t thwart our efforts with a postal strike.  Cross those fingers!

Lastly, thank you all for your comments and emails during this stressful time.  We appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts.  :0)

Hugs and thanks to you all….


An Uncertain Future


Hello everyone,

As you probably noticed, there have not been any posts in a few days.  That’s because we are based in Slave Lake, Alberta and if you have been following the news, you know that we had a huge wildfire ravage our community.  Many of our friends and family lost their homes and none of us know what we will be coming home to, whenever that may be.  The town is so unsafe right now that no one is allowed in.  I have no idea how much damage was done to my house or even if I have a store to run when I get back.   It may be days or weeks before I know anything.  Everything is so uncertain so I ask for your prayers and your patience during this time.

I’ll keep you posted.


Quote of the Day

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. 

 ~Christopher Reeve

Classroom Wednesdays: Butterfly Mobile

butterfly mobile

With the temperature getting warmer and warmer, I thought this butterfly mobile by Auntie Recreates would be seasonally appropriate.  It is also a way to reuse some cardboard that you may have laying about the house, waiting to be recycled and repurposed into something pretty.  Now who wouldn’t like that?

New Arrivals!


I hope the sun is shining upon you and you are enjoying blue skies as I am here. :0) What a great day to scrapbook in a sunny window.

Speaking of which, Scrapbooker’s Club House has some wonderful new arrivals for your scrapbooking pleasure:

Clear Snap Smooch

Simple Stories by Memoryworks (these kits are HUGE timesavers!)

Copic accessories (we also do special ordering of the markers as well)

Cosmo Cricket

Prima flowers

…and more. Click on the link below to be taken to the store:

New Arrivals

Come shop with us online or book an appointment to come by in person–we’d love to see you!

Quote of the Day

No ordinary work done by a man is either as hard or as responsible as the work of a woman who is bringing up a family of small children; for upon her time and strength demands are made not only every hour of the day but often every hour of the night.

– Theodore Roosevelt

Classroom Wednesdays: Fabric Tape

fabric tape

Talk about a fun way to dress up a package–fabric tape!  And the possibilites for patterns are as endless the varying types of fabric.  Too cool!  See how to create this versatile tape here at Annekata’s blog.

Photo Op Monday: The May Edition

Spring is here and we welcome the opportunity to be outside enjoying the warmth of the sun!  What a beautiful month!

Sometime this month, you may want to grab your camera to capture the following:

  • 1. a lightning storm
  • 2. a portrait of your Mother
  • 3. a close up of a flower in bloom
  • 4. a couple sitting on a park bench
  • 5. a child soaring high on a swing
  • 6. local wildlife: birds, deer, bees
  • 7. ducks at the pond
  • 8. kids having fun climbing trees