Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Santa stopped here

with the CUTEST stamps from Darcies. Oh, my goodness. Kim asked for help choosing one and ended up telling me that I was no help at all. Now, if you know me I can give you an argument for either side of the discussion (most times) so I could give her pros and cons for each of her options. Here is a quick peak at one or two of the sets.

Okay. I've got to get out of here to finish up some Christmas preparations but we've added some eye candy to the site. Check them out in the Stamps section.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Holiday Hours

Please note changes to our store hours over the Holidays.

Wednesday, December 24th - 10 AM to 3 PM
Thursday, December 25th - CLOSED
Friday, December 26th - CLOSED
Saturday, December 27th - 10 AM to 6 PM
Wednesday, December 31st - 10 AM to 3 PM
Thursday, January 1st - CLOSED
Friday, January 2nd - 10 AM to 6 PM

Thank you and have a safe and happy holiday!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful

and inside is so delightful. And since the Turtle is closed ... I'll scrap at home, scrap at home, scrap at home.

The Powers that Be have closed the buildings here in St. Jacobs today, December 19, so that everyone can be safe in the time leading up to Christmas. This is a predicted storm that actually did materialize. We want all of our friends and customers to be safe, so the crop tonight has been cancelled as well. We will be open for business as usual tomorrow at 10, weather permitting.

We wouldn't want anyone going through Turtle withdrawal, however, so ...

TODAY ONLY, in honour of the snowstorm, we are offering 15% off your entire online order (regular priced merchandise only). Orders must be submitted before 11:59 tonight to be eligible for the discount. Please enter coupon code LETITSNOW08 when ordering.

Stay in where it's safe. Enjoy some family time. Crop a bit. Shop a bit. Visit the message board and we'll see you soon.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Just a quick note to let you know that

more gift ideas have arrived for you or for the person who is shopping for you. If you've been on the message board in the last day or two you've seen the new gift tins from KI Memories. There are six styles of gift tin. The metal tin includes a post-bound album, 40 sheets of paper (10 designs), glitter rub-ons and three styles of stickers ...a great start for a project you have in mind (or for the new scrapbooker on your list).

We've also just received a very colourful line of paper from American Crafts. The new Teen line has some interesting patterns for your projects.

I know a few people who will definitely want the new Thickers, if only for the name of time. This font is Tiara and is very nicely blinged up for you already.

We are expecting more exciting, new product in the store this week so watch for more updates.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

How about that?!?!

Three posts in a week. We're on a roll now. I've been busy trying to catch up on new product and getting it on the website.

I know that several of you are keeping track of the Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas. Did you realize that we have the masks used in Day 10 in the store? These masks are almost 12" long so they can be used for a full page or you can use a piece of it on a smaller project.

The masks are the reverse of a stencil. Put them down on your project. Ink or paint or spray over them. Clean off the mask and lift it off the page and you have protected an area of your background from the colour medium you have added . These do have a repositional adhesive on the back, so they won't shift as you add your colour.

Bev was also very happy to see the Dimensional Pearls make an appearance. These are used similar to Stickles but are actually a pearl toned acrylic paint. They can be used on any crafting project, including fabric projects, so play with some soon. You'll love the results.

The holidays are getting closer and closer. Have you finished your shopping yet? How about your wish list? We have wish lists available online and in the store to make the shopping easier for the Santa in your life (or for you if you do your own shopping). Our 12 Gifts of Christmas have been a hit with many customers. We have everything wrapped already - ready for placing under the tree.

Don't forget to bring your Turtle Tote with you when you are out shopping. Use it before Christmas to be eligible to win a Pizza Crop party ... use it on Bagging Day for great savings in the store.

Well, time to get more work done. Watch for more updates.

Friday, December 5, 2008

So ... you go for 3 weeks waiting to see

what wonderful pieces of wisdom we have to impart upon you with not a post to be seen. Then, lo and behold, two posts in one day. Things have been busy around here with us helping Santa's elves by wrapping gifts for all the good ladies and gents who visit us each year, gracing us with their smiles and good humour. We KNOW you've been good all year ... you show us with each visit.

I also like to save my posts for when I have some good news to share ... like the arrival of new product on the website. I know that many of you are local, and would love to know as soon as something arrives in our hands here, but I like to save the news for when I can share with those who aren't lucky enough to live nearby.

Over the last week we've had a few new items arrive. Some of them I have been unable to get images for ... yet ... but we do have the new collection of Ranger Distress and Glitz Stickles and Crackle Paint in four new colours. Three are metallic and the fourth is white. What took so long with that one? We also have the new Seasonal and Nature Grungeboard, new Fragments and, not available on the website yet, Masks.

For those who have been anxiously awaiting October Afternoon, we have some VERY CUTE paper from them, along with stamps and stickers. Come check them out.

There's a little peak for you at what has been arriving here. There are more things to come ... watch for them.

It's Here!

It's Here! Scrapbook & Cards Today Winter Issue! Wooo! As usual, the team at S&CT do not disappoint! Another fabulous, must-have issue to add to your collection! Come in and pick up your FREE copy with your next purchase! But don't dilly dally, these babies do NOT last long! I suspect they will not make it through the weekend around here!

I was peeking through my copy and happened to spy a couple layouts by some lovely ladies that all Turtles know pretty well, Victoria Murray and Jennifer Roach! Congrats Vicki and Jen!! Vicki and Jen were on our last design team, and we are not surprised to see their awesome work published! I'll have to go spying through my copy again to see if there are any Turtles we missed ;)

We checked out their Top 10 Most Wanted list to see how many of them we carry... 6! 6 out of 10 in this vast crafting world is pretty darn good we thought! We have Daisy Bucket Paper Ribbon, Bo Bunny Holiday Cheer, Basic Grey Bittersweet Card Kits (on order anyway!), KaiserCraft Rhinestones, Bazzill Dotted Swiss Cardstock and last but not least the QuicKutz Jolly Gift Set! We have to agree with Catherine and team, these are all great choices!!

For those of you filling out your Christmas wish lists or looking for that perfect item, check out our 12 Gifts of Christmas. We have 12 great deals that are sure to put a smile on any scrapbooker's face on Christmas Morning!

The best thing is ... No wrapping required! The elves made sure all these lovely gifts were pre-wrapped! Stop in and finish up your shopping list with some great gifts and get your copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today (which also makes a very nice stocking stuffer!!).