Sunday, October 31, 2010

Introducing our next Guest Design Team Member ~ Dee Pankiw

We'd like to welcome Dee to our Design Team! Dee will be the Guest Designer for the next 3 months at The Nook! Be sure to check out the gallery and message boards to see Dee's work and all the fun that she will be having with us!! I asked Dee to send us a bio of herself and here it is!

Hello. My name is Dee (aka Gramma Dee) and I am an ADDICT. Even when not working on a scrapbooking project, my mind is filled with ideas with what could be created. I am a COLLECTOR. I purchase materials just so I can have the option of using them later.

I PLAY WITH PAPER. And other things, of course. I am into this hobby way over my head. Believe me! My once office is now a scraproom. One one wall, I have tools & materials stacked to the ceiling, and I have to get out a little step ladder to reach it! Every horizontal space is covered with STUFF. I have to move scrapping materials to work on other projects.

I am a GRAMMA! Love spending time with the kids. Delighted that they still allow me to enter their private little worlds. They let me share a little of their fantasy world, their hopes & fears & dreams & worries. Their parents are busy—as I was when I was a parent—but as a grandmother, I have time to listen.

These kids share some of my passion for scrapbooking. They love going through my scrapbooks, looking for pages about themselves. They edit my stories to make sure I have the details right. They happily pose for my camera and sometimes even suggest photos or themes or scenes that they would like to see in one of my books.

I am a STORYTELLER. My dad’s voice still plays in my head, recounting all his adventures & our family events, and I want to tell the stories of my family in a way that they will remember. For me, scrapbooking is all about the stories it lets me tell. I choose the photos and papers and other elements to enhance this story. I want it to look good, too, of course, but the title, journaling & photos need to tell some adventure or reflect some mood I believe cries out to be remembered.

I am a LEARNER. I am fascinated with new techniques, new ways to play with new papers & embellishments, stamps & inks, tools & techniques.

I am a TEACHER. I am a retired adult educator after teaching academic upgrading for 34 years and earning a Masters in this field. As a contractor for a couple of colleges over the last couple of years, I have written some course materials, designed & taught employability workshops and courses, and worked in the classroom helping individual adult students solve academic problems.

I look forward to my 3 months as Guest Designer for the Nook. I am pretty intimidated by all the talent here, but will try my best to keep the creative juices flowing.

I just love the lengths Gramma Dee will go to take pictures of her Grandchildren.... here she is climbing a huge hill taking pictures all the way!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Niagara Scrappers Class ~ Tuesday Nov 2nd

Check out these gorgeous layouts from Tara, that she will be teaching this coming Tuesday November 2nd from 7-9 pm. The cost of this class will be $23.00 + taxes. Space is limited, so call the store at 905-732-9994 to reserve a spot!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Designing With Deanna Class!!! Monday October 25th

Join us for Deanna's fun & fantastic layout class coming up Monday October 25th at 7 p.m.!! Please make sure you stop in the store or call 905-732-9994 to register by Saturday closing time. She is using the adorably scary "Monster Stew" by Jillibean Soup!! Here is one of the layouts she is teaching..... more to come!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Jodi's Creations Class - Oct. 18th at 7 pm..... It's Halloween!!

For this class we will be making THREE layouts , as well as a card, using the Little Yellow Bicycle Booville line!! We will be working with masking using Mr Huey's mist too! This class is sure to be a "scary hit" so make sure you register today by calling the store at 905-732-9994 or dropping in and registering in person.

Here are the three layouts and Card:

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

SCRAPFEST - October 15 & 16, 2010

Scrapfest is coming to Durham College in Oshawa, ON on October 15 & 16, 2010 and we'll be there! It's shaping up to be a wonderful event with classes from some of the industry's best teachers. All of the details can be found on the Scrapfest website. Be sure to stop into booth 800 and say hi!
Even though we will be at Scrapfest with tons of merchandise - the store in Welland will remain open full with product to purchase as well!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Bo-Bunny Give Away - Winner!

We've drawn a name from all the comments to our Bo-Bunny Give Away and the winner is...

Patti said...
What a beautiful line!! My favourite part of Christmas was
always going to Christmas Eve was just so peaceful. Then we'd
always go visit both sets of grandparents on Christmas day. Thanks for the great
contest girls!
Congratulations Patti!

Reminder that we'll be at
ScrapFest at Durham College in Oshawa October 15 & 16! Come visit us at Booth 800. We have a free gift with purchase (while quantities last). We hope to see you there!