Monday, October 27, 2008


Thank you to all the ladies who dropped by to visit me at the Studio Open House on Saturday. It was LOVELY to see you and I hope you enjoyed getting acquainted with the new space and are considering taking a class or workshop with us soon. Very Exciting.

More thank yous go out to all those ladies who, although unable to join us on Saturday, sent me notes and emails to congratulate me on the Studio. You are all very thoughtful and it meant so much that you were thinking of me. Hope to see you soon.

As you know, I did have a couple of draws for prizes for those who were able to make it in.... I drew three names. Here are the results:

Congratulations to our Simply Cards Today Book Winners:
Pat F. and Nelly B.

And congratulations to our Crop Winner:
Tanya A.

Tanya and up to 7 of her scrapping friends will be joining us for 6 hours of studio time sometime soon. Looking forward to hosting you at the studio.

I am working on the website this week... finishing up the studio page, showcasing the classes. Yippee!!! I am so excited....

Friday, October 24, 2008

the Studio OPEN HOUSE

Well, it's here.
Here is your official Reminder to Join us Tomorrow for The GSS Grand Open House!

The Go Scrapping Studio is all set to host lots of workshops, classes and parties. We are so excited about this so we thought we'd have a little party! aka - a festive Open House!

Please join us tomorrow (Saturday October 25) anytime between 11:30am and 5:30pm to check out the new space, see some AMAZING class samples, get the "low down" on what to expect in the studio, have a few nibblies and even be entered to win a few door prizes including: 6 Hours of Private Studio time for you and 7 of your closest crafty friends complete with refreshments and plenty of inspiration from your host, Karen Ellis (hehehe... I just had to add that )

Kids Classes, Programs and Birthday Parties
Renting our Space and Even Our Tools and Decorative Stamps!
Scrapbooking, Altered Art and Mixed Media Projects
Our CrEATive Card Cookout Club starting this November
The Technique Studio
Our FLEXIBLE class calendar
Private and Semi Private Classes are also available.

Just to wet your Whistle... here is a pic of one of the samples the Mosaic Mirror by me - Karen Ellis (See... you can even see me in the mirror)

So much going on. Hope to see you tomorrow!!

Now... for me, Miss negligent... I will post a couple more pictures from last week's CreativFestival.

The Gals...
Lisa (Scrapfest), Karen (me, Go Scrapping), Catherine (Scrapbook & Cards Today), Judy and Sheri (In A Pinch Designs)

Make N Takers

Susan Pickering Rothamel (Designer and Product guru From USArt Quest)demoing...

Judy and Sheri (In A Pinch Designs) teaching at the Scrapfest Interactive Studio.

Thanks again to Lisa from Scrapfest for having Go Scrapping be a part of this successful workshop! Always love working with you, Lisa!


Sunday, October 19, 2008

A big bummer...
I dragged my camera all over the place yesterday (it's 7am Sunday morning now) and I realized as I sat down to blog for you... I didn't take a single photo! What's up with that??? ....and I call myself a scrapbooker! *shaking head in shame* :) I promise to make up for it today!!!

It was another full class in the interactive studio -- and such a great group of women. It's always a pleasure to teach in this environment and thank you Lisa (from Scrapfest) for allowing me to tag along all weekend. I have truly enjoyed it!

We all went to the CreativFesival Gala last night -- by "we all" I mean I shared a table with my Scrapfest cohorts Lisa and Sandra (of course) but also Catherine from Scrapbook and Cards Today, Alessandra from Stix2, Trisha Ladoceur, and two ladies from Westcott - Celin and (oh, I hope I get this right) Barb. It was lovely sharing a meal with you ladies and I enjoyed the conversation and the "laughs". hehe -- "The foot" will getcha every time - right Catherine?? :) Anyway, I'd love to show you our precious "mugs" but, yep, not one picture.. geesh, I'm slacking!!

Well, I am off to the hotel pool for a little swim :)
then it's back to the show floor for one more "kick at the can". I hear we have sold out for today's workshop now too. That is so exciting!!! I'm thrilled to be a part of it all!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Hello from the CreativFestival

I am back at my hotel room after a fabulous day on the show floor at the CreativFestival -- On at the Metro Toronto Convention Center today through Sunday.

I am here with Scrapfest. We are doing a brand new thing here at the festival called the Scrapfest Interactive Workshop.

Today I taught 25 fabulous ladies a little Christmas Layout as part of this workshop and I had to take their picture to show you here!
Say CHEESE!!!!

These ladies not only had the undying privilege of scrapping with me (*cough cough--hehehe*) but they were also taught by 6 other ladies representing different companies who work with Scrapfest. Sounds good right?? :) Even In A Pinch Designs is coming to do the workshop with us on Sunday!! I think there are spots left if you're interested. Today and tomorrow are sold out..... but call/email about Sunday if you like :) (

Either way, I hope you have a fabulous "crafty" weekend. I'll post more pics tomorrow :)

On a side note: Don't forget to mark your calendars!! Next weekend is the Go Scrapping Studio Open House! Plan on dropping by to say hi! You know me, I always have something up my sleeve :) A door prize might be in order!! Gotta Celebrate, right?? :)

Studio Open House:

Saturday Oct 25 - 11:30AM until 5:30PM
591 Lancaster Street W, Unit 3
Kitchener 591-954-6620

Sunday, October 12, 2008

I just had to share these....
Sheri took a couple of pictures at the Studio on Friday night. 6 of us were there scrapping AND chatting... and yes, laughing. I thought I'd share them here with you.
Sheri.. a self portrait! :)


I loved having the girls there - it was a fabulous unofficial start to the Go Scrapping Studio.

There will be an open house on Saturday October 25th.
Come see our class samples, check out the space, take a calendar home with you and help yourself to a cup of coffee and a few nibblies too!

See you there!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

So, I just had to share.
I actually laughed out loud after reading a post on the message board yesterday.
"Betty Crocker" asked about dressing up for the Blue Mountain Retreat -- you know, getting into the whole Vegas Theme.

She said:
A can-can outfit doesn't cut it with me....I need a wee more fabric than 2 shells and a feather !!!!

Oh my goodness, I couldn't contain myself!

So, on that note... I haven't "officially" announced anything about getting dressed-up but if you'd like to I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE IT!! Here was my response.. a list of some ideas.
- a dealer.... (a card one only please Unless its adhesives HAHA)
- An entertainer with paparazzi aka friends (did I spell that right?)
- Then there are your Vegas staples -- Celine, Elvis, Wayne Newton... more recently Bette
- A drink/cigarette girl
- How about a deck of cards?? hehehe

A ballot will be given out to everyone who "gets in the spirit" and dresses up on the Friday Night -- a ballot for an extra door prize.

What are you coming to Blue as?? OR Any other Vegas Themed Dress-up ideas that require a wee more fabric than 2 shells and a feather !!!???

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Blue Mountain Classes 2008

Are up and ready to see on the Website.
Judy, Sheri and I are offering 5 very different classes at this year's Blue Mountain retreat. I can't wait for you to see them all in person -- this internet thing just doesn't do them justice!!

Here they are - whatcha think? :)

Monday, October 06, 2008

Peterborough 2008

I am "not quite" back from the Peterborough Retreat but wanted to share some of the pictures that I took while hosting 40 awesome ladies at this brand new facility for us. Thanks for making Go Scrapping's first retreat in Peterborough a great success!! You ladies are the best!!

As always I am in awe of the stuff people bring and the creations that they design with it!! ...just take a look at some of these layouts that were entered in the "Best Layout of the Weekend" contest. Congratulations to first time "retreater", Tiffanie, for her "winning" layout Autumn Splendor.

Some of the ladies got right into the cruising experience!! We had Cruising Pirates that were out to steal your ideas (not your product... :) ), some "coconuts" and yes, even "scrappy dee" (please note: not "scrappy dum" hehe) Thanks to all the ladies who dressed for the occasion and thanks to those who decorated their tables too!! It sure made the room look extra festive!

A special thank you goes out to Judy Beeksma and Sheri East of In A Pinch Designs for inspiring classes, make n take and such fabulous kits for sale! You know we love them!! And thank you to Jenn, my assistant and overnight guru --- a huge help as always! I couldn't do it without ya.

Please send me pictures of your retreat experience so I can share them with the rest of the Go Scrapping world :) and feel free to post your comments here and chat with us on the Go Scrapping Message Board. Always love to hear from you!

Well, I better run. I have lots to do to get ready for our next retreat that will be held in a month in Blue Mountain. Looking forward to that too!!! Classes will be posted tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The Studio is OPEN!

Yes, it's open!
I am thrilled to post these pics of the new studio. I hope you come in a see it for yourself sometime soon! It will be open for regular hours - 11:30am - 5:30pm Tuesday thru Saturday except when there is another Go Scrapping Event going on - like this weekend :) Yes, it will be closed this weekend while we are in Peterborough for the Cruise themed retreat!!

I will have a class/workshop schedule up soon... in time for the Grand Opening Oct. 25th. If you are in Kitchener on Sat Oct 25, please feel free to drop by the studio and help us celebrate!!! Class samples will be up, nibblies will be served... hope you can stop in and say hi!!

I will open the studio for a Friday Night Crop (6PM-midnight) on Friday October 10. The cost is $10 and space is limited so let me know if you are interested in coming asap.

The studio is open for cropping during regular hours -- the cost is $2/hr. If you would like to come and crop in the studio, please call us at 519 954 6620 just to ensure the space is available.

eeek I am so excited! See you at the GSS!!