Friday, August 29, 2008


We were offered a deal too sweet to pass up from QuicKutz! While supplies last, you can buy the Silhouette for only $249.99! The Silhouette comes with 50 preloaded designs and allows to you use all true-type fonts as well as over 600 downloadable QuicKutz designs! Hurry in and pick yours up today!

Shopping online? Buy it here.

It has definitely been a crazy week here, with 40 boxes of new product arriving! That's right FORTY! We were trying to get as much of it unpacked as we could and we will continue to work on it over the weekend. Even more stuff is due to arrive next weekend! I am not exactly sure where we will put it all but it is so exciting to see all the new stuff roll in!

We wish you all a safe and happy holiday weekend! Enjoy the last weekend of summer. YES, we are open on Monday!

I thought I would leave you with a bit of eye candy... Jen posted this layout for her sketch challenge this week... find some inspiration and run with it!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

And the excitement just keeps on happening

What a busy couple of days it has been. The polls are now open for the Record's Readers' Choice Awards. If you get a chance, we would appreciate a vote for us under Craft Store. Of course, you should vote in other categories, too, but we do appreciate all the support you have shown us over the last couple of years.

Hannah brought back a vehicle full of boxes yesterday! Watch your newsletter tonight or tomorrow for some very special deals. She has alot of work ahead of her tomorrow getting everything into the system so it can go out on the floor, then the work will be all mine making sure that the new product is available to all of our online customers.

We've had great reactions to the article in Canadian Scrapbooker. The demand was so high for copies of it that we sold out in 24 hours. More are on the way, so if you don't have your copy yet, watch for an announcement that it is here.

Oh, and I promised you some beautiful papers on Saturday. How about some Winter paper that is all shimmery and glittery too? The new Reminisce Frosted line is all of this. The glittered papers have white shimmer on the back. All of the papers in the line are shimmer papers, so they cost a bit more but are so worth it when you see them. The images don't come close to doing them justice. I guess you'll just have to come see us when you can.

Watch for more news as the week progresses. There is always SOMETHING going on around here.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

It's been an exciting week here at the Turtle

With so many new product lines coming in, and two of our Turtles missing for the week, I finally managed to get some of the new stuff online. You will now find the Pink Paislee, Black Market Society, and Cornish Heritage Farm stamps online. I have also managed to get up all of the new Pebbles paper and kits, including their Colour Basics line. Check it all out when you get a chance. Next week, watch for a new line from Reminisce (it's soooo pretty!!), the new Tim Holtz Stamps and whatever else appears on our doorstep in the days ahead.

Thank you, everyone, for your overwhelming reaction to our Diva Crop for ScrapPink. It is already over half full!!! We have only 4 spots remaining, so if you are interested you need to book your spot quickly. You won't want to miss this event! You know that you are in for a good time at the Turtle Pond, whatever the event.

Thank you, as well, for your support, which has not only landed us in Canadian Scrapbooker as the featured LSS, but in the final running for the Reader's Choice Awards in the Record. Voting starts the middle of next week!

Time to run away for the day. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll update you next week as new things are added to the website.

Friday, August 22, 2008

On Newstands Now...

The Fall 2008 issue of Canadian Scrapbooker has hit the newstands. We have been anxiously awaiting this issue for sometime now... and keeping a secret...

Run... do not walk... to your issue of Canadian Scrapbooker (if you don't have one yet, stop in, we ordered plenty!!!) and check out pages 130-131 to see some familiar faces! That's right! Scrapping Turtle has been featured in the "Your LSS" article! We couldn't be more honoured! Thank you for all of your support!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Time is running out ...

for applying to be a member of our next Design Team. You've had a chance to enjoy the beautiful work of our talented group of scrapbookers. They've done a wonderful job inspiring all the Turtles in our pond. Now is your chance to showcase your work!

Our current Design Team term is beginning to wind down and we are looking for creative and enthusiastic scrapbookers to join! The goal in creating this team is to inspire and motivate scrapbookers of all levels and abilities. Only twelve days remaining to send in your applications!

Deadline for Design Team submissions will be Saturday, August 30, 2008 .

To apply, please send the following items to
- Full contact information (Name, Address, Phone Number, Email Address)
- 3 layouts, 1 altered project and 1 card
- Names and links of online galleries/forums/blogs (and your username) where your work may be viewed
- Any prior or existing Design Team experience
- A short bio about yourself, your scrapping style and why you want to be part of our Design Team

Design Team Requirements:
- Complete 3 layouts and either 1 altered item or card set (3 or more cards) per month. All projects should feature QuicKutz. All items to be uploaded to DT gallery by monthly deadline.
- Choose one of your projects each month and provide written directions and photos for an online workshop. Focus should be technique or sketch oriented.
- Participate actively (daily) on the message board (Turtle Soup) by creating new threads, responding to threads, leaving comments in the gallery, etc. From time to time Scrapping Turtle may ask Design Team members to be more active for certain purposes both online and in-store (i.e. online crops, store events, etc.).
- Participate in Design Team discussions and online "meetings"
- Weekly Rotation of Design Team Responsibilities (Challenges, Question of the Day, etc.)
- Commitment to a 6 month contract term (October 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009)
- Exclusivity to Scrapping Turtle Design Team for length of contract.

All projects created for Scrapping Turtle Design Team are exclusive to the Turtle Soup Message Board and Gallery for the duration of your contract.

Design Team Compensation:
- Receive a 20% discount on purchases from Scrapping Turtle.
- Receive monthly Design Team kits to be used in creating monthly projects
- Free shipping on orders shipped with Design Team kits
- The satisfaction of inspiring others

Monday, August 18, 2008

Surprise! It's here!

Scenic Route Surprise, that is. This colourful birthday/celebration paper arrived late last week and I just managed to get it onto the site today. Check it out there, or even better, come check it out in person in the store. Here's a taste for you.

While you're here, you can check out the 15 boxes of product that Hannah graced us with on the weekend. It is going to take a couple of days to get it online, but we have received the new Tim Holtz stamps, Cornish Heritage Farms stamps (are you sensing a theme yet?), Pebbles paper and kits and Pink Paislee have all been added to our store collection. I'm not sure where it is going to LIVE in the store, but for now it is on crop tables waiting for a home. I know there is more but the time has come for me to head for home. More news later in the week.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Vicki Boutin is Back!

I know you have all been waiting for this announcement (because of all of the emails I have been getting)!! Vicki Boutin will be back teaching at the Turtle on Sunday, September 14th! We are always excited to have Vicki come teach and we are super stoked about the new classes she will be teaching!

School Daze Minibook

Some of the best memories in life happen at school! From great teachers and friends to life lessons learned, these are the days and moments that need to be remembered. Join Vicki in creating a fun and whimsical album that documents your favourite school highlights. With a class kit chock full of interesting product from Scenic Route’s Appleton line you will create a file style album that can be personalized to match your particular school topic. This project is perfect for students or anyone who has a special student in their lives. As an added bonus, Vicki will also guide you in creating a double page layout with a school theme!

Photos required: 5x 3 ½, 3 x 2, two- 2x3, 2 x 1 ¾, two- 2 x 2, three- 2 x 3, 3 x 2 ¼, 3 x 2, three- 2 x 2 ¾ These are strictly suggested photo sizes. Any photos 4 x 6 or smaller will work.

Materials required: paper trimmer, pencil, ruler, wet and dry adhesive, colored pencils, eyelet setter, black pen, fine tip scissors, black, blue and green ink pads.

Time: 11 AM to 2 PM

Cost: $45

Pearls and Best Wishes

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Rangers Perfect Pearls Pigments provide the ultimate in luminescent effects! In this technique driven class come and explore a variety of uses for these little pots of magic! Think painting, doodling, spritzing, stamping and more! To sweeten the deal, Vicki has added a bunch of fun product from Scenic Route’s Surprise line to the class kits, along with a few other special goodies! Students will complete a variety of Birthday themed projects including layouts, a card and more! Don’t miss out on all the glittery fun!

Materials required: paper trimmer, pencil, ruler, wet and dry adhesive, black pen, fine tip scissors, black ink pad, baby wipes.

Time: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Cost: $40

To Register - Call the store at (519)-664-3951 with your credit card information, or stop in the store and register in person! We must have a form of payment to hold your seat. Thank you.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

It has been a busy two days

but now there are many new products available online for your viewing pleasure. For those of you who are unable to just drop into the store, or if you just need a "supply fix" during your busy day, check out the website. All of the new QK arrivals are now online, along with the Dream Street papers and Imaginisce ... those cute Hallowhimsy and Snowy Jo products. Some of it was in very short supply when I got back from my short vacation. Now I'm off again for a couple of days. I just didn't want to leave anyone hungering for a look and unable to get their fix.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Cruisin' with Scrapbook and Cards Today!

Lookie what I found over at Scrapbook and Cards Today! They are having a blog cruisin' contest to see who has this blinkie on their blog! Let's show our love and support to Catherine and team !! Go get your blinkie!