Thursday, September 30, 2010

Scrapping Nook Give-away!! Bo Bunny Noel Collection!!

We our having a FANTASTIC give-away!!! Want a chance to win this gorgous Bo Bunny Noel Collection worth $60.00?? Just leave us a message on this post telling us your favourite part of Christmas (leave your name & email) and you will be entered into the draw. You have till midnight EST time on Sunday October 3rd. Draw will be held on Monday. Good luck everyone!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Two Vicki Boutin Classes!! ~ Sunday Nov. 7th

The Scrapping Nook is pleased to announce that Vicki Boutin will be holding 2 different fun-filled classes at the store! Both classes will take place on Sunday, November 7th. At 9am-12pm there will be a "Doodlebug Layout Class" priced at $45.00 and at 1pm-5pm there will be a "Letter Press Tray Class" priced at $75.00 Snacks will be provided. These seats will go fast, so be sure to call the store at 905-732-9994 to sign up as soon as possible.

All About Babies Class ~ The Story, Monday October 4, 2010

Our first “All About Babies Class” is set for this upcoming Monday by design team member Jodi Wilton.

This is how the class will work:

Each month there will be a gender neutral layout and a gender specific layout (one geared for boys, and one geared for girls).... By the end of the "year" we will have a completed baby album!

This month we will be documenting “The Birth Story”…… this is a gender neutral layout and if you wish to change the title of the layout, that is fine too as it is all stamping!

Be sure to drop in at the store or call 905-732-9994 to reserve your spot!

Here are the layouts:

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Introducing our Guest Design Team Member ~ Karen Mercurio

Back in June, Janice put a call out for Guest Design Team members. Karen's name was chosen out of all of the entries submitted and she has been fulfilling her "duties" fabulously! If you are interested in becoming a Guest Design Team member your name may be submitted at anytime as the positions are for a "3 month term". Be sure to check out more of Karen's work online in our gallery.

Hi, my name is Karen Mercurio (aka Merc) I started scrapbooking about 10 years ago when my daughter's babysitter invited me to a CM party. I have made so many friends through this addictive, costly hobby. My style is "Simple and Stupid" as I like to call it. I like clean lines, and geometric shapes. I scrapbook in both 12 x 12 and 8 1/2 x 11. My pages are mainly about my daughter, Angela and about our travels.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Design Team Week continues.... Introducing our Technique Co-ordinator Heather Goodes!!!

Heather is our "Technique Queen". Be amazed at all of the techniques that Heather shows you and will demonstrate for you!!
Make sure you check out our website for the Technique section of our message board and the gallery for all of Heather's creations!! Heather is holding a quilling class this Saturday at the store as well as twice a month has a "Copic Club" get-together at the store. Our online calendar has all the details or call the store at 905-732-9994

I have been married much longer than many of you have been alive! (Insert Big Grin) My children are my furbabies and my pondbabies. Currently we have Matches the cat who is 14, Shadow and Metoo who are 3 year old poodle mixes and too many fish to count. Until I got sidelined by Inflammatory Breast Cancer, I worked full time for 32 years as a registered nurse in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Now I guess you could call me a SAHM.

I have done many different crafts over the years and started teaching craftwork in Grade 7 at the Optimist Boy's and Girl's Club. I started my first real scrapbook about 20 years ago. Yes I still have it. It is pretty basic though as scrapbooking really hadn't developed in those days.

I guess you could say that my scrapbooking style is eclectic. I often include homemade embellishments - quilling, tea bag folding, items made with UTEE, sewing, cross-stitch, crocheting. I like my pages to be unique. Following a sketched design is not my style, I prefer to develop my own pages as I go along. I start by looking at the colours in the photographs and go from there. Experimenting with different techniques really does interest me and you will find that I add a lot of links to different techniques on the Nook forum.

Being asked to be the Technique Co-ordinator for the Nook is the perfect role for me. I hope to inspire everyone to step outside the box and try some new things. Stay tuned for some make and takes at the store and possibly some longer classes.

I have taken the Copic Marker certification class, got totally hooked on these markers and spend a lot of time making cards and tags. Stamping has always been an interest of mine and I find that a lot of my cards have either House Mouse stamps or Stampscape scenery stamps. Our twice a month Copic Club has been lots of fun sharing techniques and new ideas.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Design Team Week continues.... Introducing Jennifer Cassista!!

Please welcome the newest member of our Design Team - Jenn has a fabulous distressed, shabby chic style to her layouts. Make sure to check out our online gallery/message boards for more of her creations!!

My name is Jennifer (aka wustaz) and I live just outside of Guelph ON with my husband Gary and our 2 children Jessica and Ryan. My daytime (and night time for that matter) job is a full time labour and delivery nurse. I have the best job in the world. Scrapbooking is my creative release. It is no longer just a hobby, it is my passion. I lean to the shabby chic style with a few linear ones thrown in for fun. I enjoy altering things and making cards. I have never met scrapbooking supplies that I didn't love! (and my ever-growing stash will attest to that) I make a point to scrap what I want, when I want, and all for me! No aspirations of being famous.... just content to do what I love!

I feel really lucky to be a part of this talented creative team and wonderful community that makes up the Scrapping Nook!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Design Team Week continues.... Introducing Jillian Anger!!

Today we are introducing a very creative scrapper, Jillian Anger!! Jillian loves to create her own embellies, flowers, etc. It's amazing what this girl will do! Be sure to check out the online gallery at our website for more of Jillian's work!

I'm Jillian, a complete scrap-addict since January 2002, when I attended my first scrapbooking home party and I was expecting our first baby. I have been married to my hubby Rob for 10 years now, and we have three beautiful children and a house full of furs that are my main inspiration. Gary 8, Charlie 5 1/2, and Sarah 3 years old. Since Sarah arrived, I have been playing SAHM, but I am a RN who has always worked in Obstetrics. I worked nights while the boys were little, and was still full time mom in the day...that was so exhausting! l am thrilled to be home full time with the kids for now!

I'm thrilled to be a part of this fabulous new DT here at the Nook and look forward to being inspired by all the creative work that I find here every day in the online gallery!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Design Team Week continues.... Introducing Jodi Wilton!!

Today we continue with our Design Team intros..... introducing the fabulously talented Jodi Wilton (aka Luvalotmum)!! Make sure you check out the gallery for more of Jodi's work - and be sure to check out our online calendar as well - Jodi teaches monthly classes at The Nook and will be starting a new year long, monthly Baby Album class Monday, October 4th! Drop in to the store to sign-up or call 905-732-9994 to register for classes.

My name is Jodi Wilton, and I am from Welland, Ontario. I am lucky enough to only be a two-minute drive away from the nook, which is a great way to support my obsession! I am a home daycare provider by day, and obsessive scrapper by night! My family is my life, and besides my amazing husband, I have a daughter, Jordan who is six, Josh who is 4, and our newest addition - Taylor who is only a few months old!

I have been scrapping since 1998, when I was working aboard a cruise ship, and wanted a way to document my travels. Scrapbooking was the perfect creative outlet! Today, I love to scrap my kids, and I tend to go with bright and happy colours! I am obsessed with pattern paper, and making my own embellishments! The Scrapping Nook has always been my scrappy home, and that is why I am so thrilled and honoured to be part of the Scrapping Nook Design Team! I am looking forward to inspiring, and to be inspired!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Design Team Week!! ~ Introducing Sue Peace!!

This is the week that we will be showcasing and introducing our fabulous Design Team to you!

Today we start off with the extremely talented Sue Peace!! Make sure you take some time and check out our gallery to see more of Sue's work!!

Hi!! I am Sue (aka Scrapmonkey) and am so thrilled to be a Design Team Member for The Scrapping Nook!! I have been "officially" scrapbooking for about 7 years, I am rarely without my camera and many times when we go out it's my camera bag I grab instead of my purse.

I have always been 'artsy' I guess you could say. I remember writing and drawing stories when I was little, I took art classes and sewing every year through high school, and I have always been obsessed with pretty paper!! When we were much younger my sisters and I used to horde stationary, never to be used because it was much too nice!! (Sound familiar?) In fact I think I still have some...

I love putting memories and pictures together on scrapbook pages. I don't think I have a particular 'style', I just kind of go with the flow, sometimes the pictures shape the layout, sometimes the paper does.

Outside of scrapbooking, I am happily married to my man Tyler...together 15 years, married 12 in October. We have 2 great kids, Robert is 11 and Grace is 9, and I have a stepson who will be 19 next month. They are very tolerant of their Mumma taking so many photos...

To support my addiction I am a Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit, a job that can be very stressful and sad but which also makes me appreciate everything and everyone in my life that much more.

I live in Nanaimo, British Columbia, for those who don't know, on Vancouver Island north of Victoria. It is beautiful here, though I would LOVE to see more of Canada, right about where The Scrapping Nook is I think would be a good place to start!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bo Bunny Purse Winner!!

During last months online crop we had some fun games to play that earned us ballots to be used in a draw to win a fabulous red leather Bo Bunny purse.... here is a picture of Janice Veltkamp - Scrapping Nook Owner, Margo Shute - part-time sales, and Karen Mercurio the winner of the Bo Bunny purse!! Congratulations Karen!! Thanks to all for playing along and thank you to Patti Thompson for coming up with all the fun "Where in the World is the red Bo Bunny Purse" games!!
Make sure you join us online for more fun, challenges and games!

Stay tuned for a week of "Design Team Introductions!"

Friday, September 17, 2010

Online Crop Fun!! Sept 17th to 24th

September 17th to the 24th join us online at for some fantastic scrapping challenges!! Our design team have come up with 28 creative challenges with a "Back to School" theme to get your scrapping groove on!! Show us your layouts and have a chance to win some prizes!

Here's a taste of just one of the challenges.....

From design team member Jodi - Challenge #19 - Home Ec.
That's right.... it's a recipe challenge! You need to add....
1. One ribbon
2. Two photos
3. Four hearts
4. Six brads
5. One journalling spot
6. Doodling of some sort on your layout

Here is Jodi's example....

Looking forward to seeing all of your creations! Have fun!!!