Saturday, February 28, 2009

Still unpacking!

Yes, we are still unpacking boxes! And expecting at least 14 more today!! Aye Carumba! We have made good progress though - thanks to those turtles who came in to lend a hand! ;) The following lines are already available...

Imaginisce - Fairest of All, Summer Cool and Twitterpated
Little Yellow Bicycle - Baby Safari Girl and Boy
American Crafts - Craft Fair, Backyard and Baby... and TONS of albums
Teresa Collins - 4 lines!

and probably some more I am forgetting already! We hope to finish up today unpacking the rest and putting the store back together. 60 boxes creates quite a mess! Of course lots of goodies have already found good homes... there is still plenty more. See you soon! :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

We're just a LITTLE busy...

It's never a dull moment around here I tell ya. It seems there is always work to be done - an event to plan, an order to put away, a class to prep... you get the idea. Well needless to say, over the next couple of days we are going to be A LITTLE busy!! Why, you ask?? Well... Let me show you...

That's A LOT of boxes!! 60 to be exact! 60 boxes of yummy CHA goodness arrived tonight just as the store closed! Guess what we will be doing over the next couple of days! It's definitely going to take that long to get everything unpacked and put away! Don't worry, we will keep you updated as to what lines are ready... just give us some time to get started! :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Design Team Call

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.

Deadline for Design Team submissions will be Saturday, March 7, 2009.

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 (these must be your original work please!)
  • 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 (April 1, 2009 to September 30, 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 regular priced 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.
All previous Design Team members and applicants are welcome to re-apply.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

We are OPEN for our extended family

We all know that tomorrow is Family Day and many of you have the day off (the post office is open, though ... go figure). We will be here for regular business hours, 10-6, tomorrow, so please feel free to come visit us.

New product has begun to arrive. If you haven't had a chance to see it yet, check out the Bisous papers on the website. We've received 6 lines of beautiful, double sided paper. When you're in the store, check out what Suzanne has done with the papers. She has sent us some samples. While they are ready to go ... just add pictures if that is the way you want them to be, you can still dress them up to your heart's desire.

Suzanne will also be joining us one Saturday in March to teach. Details are still to follow, so watch the blog, the newsletter or the calendar for details as they become available.
Speaking of classes, Vicki Boutin will be returning in March as well. We'll let you know as soon as we know more.
Are you looking for a way to spend Saturday morning? Bev will be teaching not one, not two but FOUR page layouts using the Love Letters line from Little Yellow Bicycle. You've seen what she does with stamps and mini books ... just imagine what those layouts will look like.
We also have several other classes in the works so watch for details.
Have you started sorting through your stash yet? The next Yard Sale is just over a month away. Just think ... you can sell some of those items that you purchased and haven't used yet - send them off to a new home ... and you will earn scrapping money to purchase some of the new stuff that is on its way. Forms will be available the beginning of March, with the Yard Sale to take place on March 28.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

and the winners are...

I have a hefty basket here filled to the brim with entries for the $1,000 QuicKutz Giveaway! Correction... for TWO $1,000 QuicKutz Giveaways! Drum roll please...

and the first winner is...

HEATHER Haggett of Kitchener! Congratulations!!!!

second drum roll please...
and the second winner is...

VERONICA Edwards of London! Congratulations!!!!

Congratulations ladies! We will be in contact with you shortly on how to claim your prize! Thank you to all who entered.. and keep your eyes open for more to come. *wink*wink*