Tuesday, October 28, 2008

At long last, our

reduced stock of Copic markers is online for your viewing pleasure (and maybe ordering). Needless to say, they have been a very popular item, especially with the stamping crowd. We are carrying the Sketch line of pen. This pen features a wedge tip and a brush tip. The nibs are replaceable and the pens themselves are refillable ... so you only buy the plastic "holder" once. These pens are alcohol-based, so they work well on non-porous surfaces as well. Use them to create your own glass projects, or colour on the great new transparencies. There you go ... another product with endless possibilities.

Also new to the website are the latest Inkadinkado stamps. We have a very limited selection of wood-mounted ones for Halloween and Christmas, and some great acrylic ones.

Do you have a little princess getting ready for Halloween, or maybe had a princess birthday party? Imaginisce has released the perfect line for you. Called "Fairest of them All", it is a line filled with pink and glitter, castles, carriages, crowns and even a frog.

Speaking of Halloween, we still have a few seats available in our Haunted Mill Halloween crop. Even if you have kids that you need to take out on the rounds (like I do), we haven't set an end time so you could some for a later-start and join in the fun.

Okay, I think I've babbled enough. Time to go see if I can find more stuff to put on the website.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Calling all BasicGrey Fans

We had some new product arrive in the store today. Now, quantities are limited, but I know many of you have been waiting so here's what's new.

2009 Calendar kit


Wassail Card kit
We also received the Wassail and Granola Collection packs and the Wassail 6x6 paper pad. I've been working on other images for the website, so watch tomorrow for more stuff. The Pixee Stix from Pink Paislee are also in-store and on the website. Such a cute little container of glitter ... and sugar-free too!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

We have only a few spots left

in Bev's Christmas Card class this Saturday. As you may have seen in the newsletter, this Saturday Bev will be teaching a stamped Christmas Card class. We have a couple of seats left, so call early to reserve one of these seats. You will create 6 beautiful cards in this class. Here is a sample of two of them.

We want to thank everyone for participating in our yard sale on Saturday. It was a great success, with the vendors earning some money for the new product that is arriving soon. With Hannah and Lori going on another shopping spree last week who knows what will arrive and when.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Warm Fuzzies

Wow... you guys really know how to make someone feel loved! It's comments like those that remind us why we do what we do. We are so grateful for such wonderful friends like you!

and now for the winners...

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

13
8
Congratulations Jillian and Lee Ann!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Good Morning Ontario!

Lori and I are back from Utah! We definitely miss waking up to see the gorgeous mountains, but it is good to be home too! I missed Blake the dog, and the turtles, and even Bob. hehe. Sorry we haven't had a chance to check in, we were traveling yesterday and just too pooped on Thursday! However, I have winners to announce! So... I will not keep you waiting any longer! The winners of the squeeze die sets are....

Random numbers

Each value was randomly selected, with an equal chance
of choosing any integer between 1 and 17.

13

17

Congratulations Denise and Kim!! I will try to dig them from the bottom of my suitcase to bring to the yard sale this morning!! ;)

Speaking of Yard Sales.... I hope you are all up and getting ready to get some great deals! I always get a kick at how much longer the line gets each year!! ;) Of course if I don't get my butt on the move, I am not going to get there in time to see it!

Lori and I had a great time in Utah, we learned lots of stuff and have some great ideas to implement now that we are back. We saw some great ideas coming from product development that unfortunately we are not able to share (no really, we even had to sign papers!) but that we know you will not be disappointed with! We truly love working with QuicKutz, they are a fantastic company run by fantastic people. We are very proud to be a QuicKutz retailer!! So, you know what, I have another QuicKutz prize! What can I say... Gary hooked me up! ;)

Today's topic... we love QuicKutz for their innovative dies and machines, their amazing quality and their awesome service... they are our favorite vendor.

soo... what makes Scrapping Turtle your favorite store!? ;) Share some love, let the staff know what they are doing right to make you happy!! I've been blessed to be able to work with these great people... and sometimes they need to hear just how wonderful they are!

I am giving away TWO sets of Revolution Dies (each set contains 3 dies). I'll be posting a winner on Sunday so make sure you post by midnight tonight!

See you at the Yard Sale!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Tomorrow morning is the Yard Sale

And as some people had requested a preview, here it is

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This isn't everything, and as you can see, no detail. Now, I could have given you some detail, but it would have been a much smaller sneak preview. The doors will open at 9, not 8:50, not 8:55 though William may be down there making faces at whomever is waiting.

I better go finish getting things ready. See you in the morning! Remember that the sale is cash only.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

and the winner is...

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

9
11

Timestamp: 2008-10-16 00:57:55 UTC

Congratulations to Jenn and Deanna U.!! You have each won an autographed copy of Holiday Cards!


Lori and I are just resting and checking in with you before heading back down to crop this evening. We had a full day of classes and activities and are so excited to bring back samples of new QK goodness to come! The new gift sets are to die for and we will be bringing some back with us so you will get to see them before they arrive in the store for sale! Want a little sneak peek?? I'll see if Lori will take some pictures for you... (I just got the evil eye for suggesting it... tough crowd sheesh...)

This is how our morning started off... all of the sales reps had to make their way across the stage full of set mouse traps, blindfolded and NO shoes! It was quite a sight! These are our reps Gary and Chris taking their turn ... really quite funny... especially when Spencer tackles Chris! These guys are crazy!

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In the meantime... I have some MORE prizes to give away!! QK goodies this time! I have two sets of squeeze shapes to give away! Each set contains 6 dies. Tell us what your favorite QK tool is and why for a chance to win one of these sets. But hurry, post your comment before midnight, Thursday, October 16th! I have to pick a winner because I MAY just have another prize to give away. I'm just sayin'...

still waiting for the gift set images...

so today was the day of celebrities. This morning we were serenaded by Darick Pead, QK Customer Service Extraordinaire and former American Idol contestant! He has a beautiful voice and I might be a little biased since one of the songs he sang was the song we had as our first dance at my wedding! Turtle TV presents Darick singing Somebody by Depeche Mode.

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Then one of our American Crafts classes was instructed by Mandy Douglass who was just named by CK as the Scrapbooker of the Year! We have some very sweet projects made with American Crafts products to bring back and show you! One using the latest Christmas line which we have in stock right now, the latest Valentine line which is also in stock and then one using the new Teen line which should be arriving sometime in November!



Ok and here are some images of the new gift sets that are coming soon!!

HOLLY - A Silhouette Gift Set!



JOLLY - A Revolution Gift Set!




all right turtles... it's been a long day and we have some glass etching to do! We are so excited to learn how to do this so we can come back and show you... the wonders of the Silhouette and Vinyl! Have a great night and don't forget to leave posts for a chance to win some dies!!

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas

and thanks to Jenn's link, we know that it is a mere 70 days away. Have you started your Christmas projects yet? Need some help? We have these great kits available to order through the store. Have you seen them? No??? Perhaps you've just walked by them on the way out of the store and didn't realize that you, too, could create these projects. Let me show them to you.

First, the shot of the whole kit and kaboodle of them ... presenting Santa's Workshop!


Kit One is a Snowday Paper Bag Album. This kit comes with the bags and all the paper and stickers to create a really cute winter album.

Kit Two is the Cherish These Moments Canvas kit from Quick Quotes. Done up in brown tones it is a great wall hanging to display some of your family history, or special events from the recent past.
Kit Three will have you creating a set of six cards using the Fancy line from Fancy Pants. Lori has again created an adorable set of cards that you will be able to duplicate using this kit.Kit Four is a beautiful set of Butterfly Candle Holders. These glass holders can be used all year round, decorating your living room, bathroom, bedroom, the choices are yours to make (and so are the holders). This set of three holders are created using Peel Off Stickers and Sakura Glaze pens.Kit Five also makes use of the Peel Off stickers, but this time you have to do some cutting out as well. Colour them up using the Sakura Metallic pens, then cut and layer the stickers to create a three-dimensional ornament. You will also receive the instructions for creating a gift bag for giving these ornaments in. The gift bag makes use of left over stickers and the negative pieces of the sticker sheets as decoration.With Kit Six you will create a set of six Pine Cone Ornaments. These ornaments feature folded pieces of paper to create the pine cone effect.The final project is the Winter Wishes Gift Tin. Lori has created a great teacher gift with this snowman tin. Using Dream street paper, you will cover the tin and then fill it with a mug, hot chocolate and maybe some homemade treats for a teacher or other special person on your list.

Don't these look GREAT?!?!?!? The thing is, though, that if you want any of them you NEED to have your order in by closing time this Saturday, October 18 . (Conveniently, this is the day of our yard sale.) We need to have time to put the kits together so they are ready for you by November 22. On that day, you have the option of picking up the kits and taking them home to work on them, or stay here for our Workshop day, where we can guide you if you are having trouble or you can just coast through the projects you've purchased with people who want to spend a Saturday working on Christmas scrapping stuff.

I mentioned the yard sale above. Don't forget that we have that event going on in-store this Saturday from 9-3. Bring cash (cash sales only for the yard sale). We'll have the crop room converted to the yard sale area. The items are already rolling in and there will be quite the selection, so be ready to shop early. You will have to be patient, though, as we will need to take the tags off of each item as it is rung in. The prices will make it worth the wait, though.

I think I've rambled enough for now. Off to sort more yard sale items (or maybe actually get some new product up on the website).

Hello from YOU-TAH

Hello! We arrived in Utah last evening and have been busy visiting all of our friends! We made our first stop in Bluffdale this morning to visit Layle at Scenic Route! We got to drool over their newest line "Garland" .... oh is it every yummy!! Lori was busy shopping and dreaming of card classes... YES I said CARD classes... how quickly she forgot her statement about never making cards again... but I digress. We are pretty excited for this new order to arrive, we know you will all love Garland! We made sure to order Sonoma as well, and they work quite nicely together. See what Layle has to say about the newest lines!

Turtle TV is proud to introduce Layle Koncar of Scenic Route Paper Company...

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So after we left Scenic Route we headed to Orem where we had lunch with Gary and Chris our QuicKutz reps! We went to a yummy place called Rumbi, thanks again Gary!

After our long lunch chat with the guys, we headed down the road to American Crafts! Paul showed us the newest line to be released in November for teens! Super cute papers and embellishments in some awesome colors. We of course stocked up on more thickers and albums too. Paul also gave us a few sneak peeks of future lines they are working on, and boy were they ever cute! I hope we see some of them at the upcoming Winter CHA show!

We then made a quick stop at the University Mall before taking the scenic route (haha) back to Park City. We went through Provo Canyon, where we had visited last year and stopped along the way to take some photos and of course more video for you!!

Turtle TV is proud to present... Provo Canyon, Utah....

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Ok turtles, it's getting late and we have a long day of activities tomorrow!! See you soon!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Apparently not as many people were doing a family thing today as we thought would be ... or at least they weren't doing it at home. The plan for today was that I would be able to get lots of the new stuff on our site for your viewing and drooling pleasure. However, the visitors to St. Jacobs had other ideas and I had a very, VERY busy afternoon.

I did manage to get some new product up, however. If you haven't been in to check out the new Bazzill colours or textures, you can see them online now. The Dotted Swiss cardstock is flying out of here. We are already out of a couple of the colours and it has only been out on the shelf for about 2 weeks! Each family has 3 colours in it, except for the "neutral" Salt and Pepper. This is a texture that is easily visible. The dots are embossed right into the cardstock.


We have also received our shipment of Destinations (with the exception of a couple of colours). This line is an addition to the canvas texture. With colours like "Vancouver", "Sydney" and "Geneva" you can take a trip around the world in our cardstock area.

Have you seen the new SEI Christmas lines, Alpine Frost and Glitzmas? What great papers these are! Hannah ordered the best of the bunch (some of them really aren't that nice), and a good assortment of the accessories. Alpine Frost is designed for those with a more "classic" taste in Christmas colours, while Glitzmas is funkier. Both lines are filled with shimmer, glitter, some foil ... blinged up Christmas!

Watch this space for more images of new arrivals in the store. I have lots of work ahead of me this week with gathering and resizing images!
Oh, and another thing that has been happening today ... people have been dropping off their items for the Yard Sale this Saturday. It isn't too late if you want to include items. All items MUST be dropped off by Thursday at 6:00 so we can get it sorted and out on Friday. We will have someone at the door at 9:00 on Saturday morning so we can get the Yard Sale underway! The sale will run 9-3.
Okay, I'm off to get some more stuff done but I like to keep you updated. Hannah and Lori should be arriving in Utah shortly to start their week filled with all things QuicKutz (and visiting some of our other suppliers).

Friday, October 10, 2008

Gobble Gobble

Can you believe its almost Thanksgiving here in Canada!? Wow time sure does fly when you are having fun!! Lori and I are off to Utah on Monday morning to spend a week there at the QuicKutz Platinum Retailer Event. I am working on finishing up the newsletter and it should go out sometime this evening so be sure to watch for it! There might just be a sale or something you will want to know about.... I'm just sayin' ...

It's been pretty busy around the store with new products coming in, classes and kits being prepped and lots of people in working on their holiday projects already. So what is on your list of Holiday Projects this year? Tell us what you are creating for the holidays - cards, mini books, wall hangings... you name it! I have two autographed copies of Holiday Cards Magazine from PaperCrafts to give away. Leave your comments by Wednesday, October 15th for your chance to win a copy!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Have you ever thought of becoming

a published author? Scrapbooks, Etc. has launched a new program called Stories by Everyone, where you can create a hardcovered book with your own photos and story inside. The pages are printed on glossy paper in full colour. Looking for an anniversary gift? How about a personalized book on what you love about your significant other? Do you have a new baby? Scrapbooks, Etc. has a template for creating a book about the baby's first year, or first month when you change things around. Do you want to tell a friend how much you appreciate them? How about a book about your history together? You can even do up a "just because" book. All of the templates are alterable, so you make the book uniquely yours ... but you don't have to have all of the ideas from start to finish ... they'll help you along the way.

These digital books come in various sizes, depending on which book you choose. Choose your book and size, upload your photos, alter the story to suit your story and you're done.

There are some books that are available to everyone. Other, exclusive books require a special code to access. Our code is 2JJA23SH3V. This code not only opens up a whole special series of books, but it also gives you free shipping! To create your own digital book, go to Stories By Everyone today!

We have a sample of the We Are Family book in the store. Take a minute to check it out next time you are in.

While you're at it, check out the other new stuff that has arrived this week. I'm just working on gathering images now ... you won't be disappointed. Where we are going to put everything is still a question but Lori will find room somewhere, she always does. I'll blog about the new arrivals as soon as I get them up on the website.

** More Information on Stories By Everyone can be found HERE on our website **

Saturday, October 4, 2008

YOU DID IT!!!

Thanks to all of our Wonderful Turtle Customers and Friends we managed to sell the 500 cards for KidsAbility with 20 minutes to spare.

We thank you. Lori definitely thanks you for finally releasing her. The people at KidsAbility will be thrilled with the support that you have provided for their programmes. We knew you could do it. We couldn't have done it without you. Gret big thank you hugs from all of us to all of you.

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Can you Really resist that face?

Poor Lori has been locked in the window since opening time this morning. She is getting hungry, thirsty and really needs some "personal time". That small space is also quite warm ... talk about a sweat shop! Lights beaming down on her, no ventilation ... she needs release.

We are a mere 8 dozen cards away from Lori's release from the window. Can you help?


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Who can resist a plea like that? Call now!!

She really IS in the window ...

see? Here's a video that Hannah just took of Lori's new crop room.

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She has created another 30 cards or so since she was locked up. Come see our latest attraction here at the Turtle!! Call now to place your order. Operators are standing by. We can be reached at 519-664-3951.

We've got her all locked up

Lori is currently locked in our display window, creating great cards for a great cause. Thank you from all of us to all of you who have already supported our World Card Day project. We are half way to our goal of selling 500 cards in support of KidsAbility! Lori may actually make it out of the window by suppertime if this keeps up.

We also have Lesley here from Cornish Heritage Farms teaching a couple of great classes.

If you get a chance, stop by and see us. the sun is shining ... what better day to take a drive to St. Jacobs? While you're here you can pick up some great handmade cards and support KidsAbility at the same time.