Thursday, December 16, 2010

Download the Registration Form

We have posted the link to the registration form in the top right hand corner of the blog.
With this link, you should be able to view, and / or print the form.

You will need a current Adobe Reader to open it. If you do not have it, get the READER here:
For Windows 7:
for a different operating system, you can choose from there.

For more info, please email me at, or try Stepheny at .

How exciting!


Work In Progress

The countdown to Christmas is rolling along! And the team at Go All Night have been rolling to promote our upcoming event. Our donations for prizes already include some artwork, scrap kits, and of certificates. We have posted some info on one of my favorite scrap sites:
Canada's Scrapbooking Resource

Don't forget about our payment plan...making this event even more possible for everyone with a bit of planning.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Registration is now open!

Join us as we kick open the doors to registration for the 4th Annual Go All Night Scrapbook Fundraising Event!

Go ALL Night Scrapbook Fundraising Event

Download our Registration form in the top right hand corner of the blog!!!

February 25-27, 2011

Spirit of the North School, High Level AB

Early bird registration by Feb 1st: $100 (After Feb 1st: $125)

New! Payment options available!

Price Includes: 6 ft of crop space, four delicious meals, goodie boxes, T-SHIRT, GUARANTEED door prizes, games, OVERNIGHT ACCOMODATIONS* and more...

See the form for details on classes, contests, and special services like massage, facials, and other great pampering options for our amazing weekend!

You won't want to miss this event! Visit us again for great updates!

NOTE: Additional rewards will be available for our OPTIONAL fundraising program, known as V.I.C. (Very Important Cropper).

All proceeds this year will go to our local Sparks, Brownie and Girl Guides.

The donations are already beginning to roll in...where will we store them all??

*Overnight accomodations is space allocated for sleeping in the facility. You are welcome to stay, but you must provide your own sleeping bags, mattresses, etc.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The 4th Annual Go all Night event update!

Plans are in the works for our 4th Annual event. We have some dates to shuffle, since our local High School has earned the Host spot for Zones in March...but don't fret! Only the date will change...

We will still be located at the Spirit of the North School, and overnight accomodations will be available. We will still be servin gup delicious meals, INCLUDING SNACKS ON FRIDAY NIGHT!

Keep checking in as we finalize our registration form and post it RIGHT HERE for your downloading enjoyment!

Wow! I get goosebumps just typing about it!!!

See you soon!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Seasonal Scrapbooking

So often, we are busy trying to "catch up" in the scrapbook world, that we forget to just pause and reflect. Seasonal projects are a great way to do just that. When I talk about seasonal projects, I don't just mean Christmas and birthdays. For example, this month marks a time to remember.

Try and take time for a project of remembrance.
  • Make a card to drop off at the local Veterans' Club.

  • Post a LO on your blog devoted to the color red.

  • Think of the sacrifice made by those who gave all they had, what little it may have been, and design a LO.
  • Make a LO of family members who have served, or may be serving today.

  • Create a LO for the definition of Remember, without any photos.

The definition of "Remember": to retain in the memory, keep in mind, remain aware of.

After all, those of us that enjoy an art of expression like scrapbooking should always be thankful for those who fought for our right to enjoy it. :)

Happy November to all!

Friday, September 24, 2010

It's Official!

Our "always imitated, never duplicated" GO ALL NIGHT event will be held on March 4,5 &6th, 2011!

How exciting it is to get the ball in motion!

Make plans to attend! Time and time again we hear positive comments about the crop! There is so much to gain, and so much to learn, and so much cropping to be done!

Stay tuned as we post more about the event.....

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tough to Scrap?

Every once in a while we come across photos or events that are hard to scrapbook into an album.

Sometimes, it's a life event, like when someone you loves kicks the crap out of a life threatening disease, and gets to walk a Victory Lap at the Relay.

You just don't know where to start without telling the whole story, and often, that is more than the heart can bear, so you put the photo back in the box, until the next time you revisit the concept.

Other times, perhaps it is a joyous event, and we fouled up the picture taking, or didn't take our camera at all. Where is a layout with a PHOTO?!?!?

(Yes, I know, spare me the comments.)

Painful memories? Trying times are some of the most important times to get into our albums. They remind the future that we came, we saw, we fell under attack, and we rose above. It will give them the hope they need. If you can't put the story out in front, write a letter and hide it in your layout. Or simply point form the LO with the 5 w's, and let it go, until you are ready to go further.

No photos? Don't be afraid to Google, or go Photo-free? Whether you have a paper bag (shopping), a program, your tickets, a map, a wristband, make it the Photo of your layout! It would be sad to leave out such a wonderful moment from your precious album just because you didn't hang onto your camera, and chose to jump up and down in the crowd instead :) BUT PLEASE NOTE: Always consider the acidic components of these items, and make sure you don't leave it too long...ideas tend to fade without a photo to reflect on :)


And see you around!

P.S. Love you, Sis. You make me so proud!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Recycle it!

Here is a link to one of the greatest recycle/scrapbook ideas I have seen in a long time.
i think it's great because I believe most of us have these little babies kicking around somewhere in a drawer, or ziploc, etc.

It's from the Blog known as Nicnac.

What a great project to do as a little something while you watch the tube, and you can even bag them up and give them as a thank you for your fave scrapbooker, even if you aren't a flower lover.


Happy July!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Summer Break

Wow! it's 24 degrees, got the sprinkler running and the photos are AMAZING!

Make sure to take plenty of photos, and create a summer journal, if you don't already have one!
It's great to track all the places you have been, and things you did to fill in the scrapbooking blanks later on.

Make sure that you don't submerse yourself so far into the craft, that you forget to make the memory.

Here are a couple of pictures you WON'T want to miss (in addition to the average events like family affair and weddings):

  • Drinks from the hose/sprinkler
  • Rainbows
  • Dancin' in the Rain
  • Campfire & Marshmellows
  • Corn on the the Cob
  • Berry Pickin
  • Sand castles
  • Freezies
  • Hiding in the Flowerbed
  • Looking for clams
  • Rubberboots
  • Bugs n Dirt

See you soon! Have a great Summer!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Here's a little something to inspire a summer page or two.
I loved the curvy lines. It made me think of sun, waves, and wheels....all the fun stuff of summer.
I'd love to see what you create with the layout.
Post a comment with a link to your layout, and show us your creative side!
Until next time,

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Our cropping adventures!

Ever think about going to scrapbook crops and the little things that drive you crazy once you get there?
Well, here is a link to a discussion on a U.S message board about just that.
It made me laugh. I don't personally know any of these people, and maybe that's why it was funny. Anyway, the site is another great scrapbook resource, but this thread was entertaining.


Dads rock!

June 20th is NOT far away! It's Father's Day!

Here is an awesome idea on the Martha Stewart site.
(Gotta love a gal that can do hard time and bounce back to scrapbook!)

How cute are these, even though my hubby is not often found in a suit and tie LOL.
Now go check out all the great things this superwoman has to offer! WOW!


Well, folks, Spring has arrived indeed. We are all trying to spend that quality time in the yard, etc, and do not have the same commitment to our hobby. I have discovered that there is one part of this hobby I AM committed to, and it is burying me alive in the Scrap Trap (New name for my scrapbook room).

I am committed to the BUYING!!!!

I am a dedicated Cricut shopper, Creative memories Shopper, CTMH Shopper, Stampin Up Shopper, Ebay shopper, Michaels get the hint....
the problem is, I don't think I've completed a real project in weeks!!!!

The upside is, when I'm done in the yard....I'm gonna have a lotta fun in the Trap!!!!

Happy shopping, I MEAN GARDENING!!!



Thursday, May 20, 2010

Response: Out of the Box!

Man, I love it when people love a challenge! This was a response to my challenge of stepping out of the box. (see below)

My sister, Connie, created this sign for my son's new sandbox. The welding is done by my brother-in-law, Wes Blake, and the painting and vinyl work is created using cut files and imagery edited by my beloved Sista!

The teddy bear is found here:

This is so FABULOUS! Thanks for your contribution and we can't wait to put this up in the backyard!

Have a crafty long weekend!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Outside the Box

Every once in a while I discover that I'm getting a little repetitive in my 'scrap groove'. I find I'm using the same old routine, the same old technique. Recently, I went back to basics and got a fresh start.
First, I sorted stacks of pictures that were about 3 years old. I weeded out the non-scrap photos, and put them in an album for my children to mangle. I filed the scrapworthy ones, and put them out for easy reach.
Then, I decided I would put a different spin on my layout for May, National Scrap Month. I mixed textures. I sanded, ripped, and curled edges. I even dug out my Disney princess cartridge and cut out a pair of Dorothy slippers. It felt good to stretch out of the box.
What have you done outside the box lately? Are you ready to stretch? Spring has sprung, so get out of that dark little corner and jump up at the chance to try something new!
I'll try to get those LO's posted for you soon!

Have fun!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A fun project!

This little item is called a desk caddy, made completely from cardstock, ribbon, and some great stamps from Stampin' Up! I discovered it looking for a teacher gift at Christmas time. As you know, it's getting to be teacher time again, so throw the apples aside, and get designing. They are sure to love something useful and beautiful for their desks or home.

With thanks...

Here are a couple basic cards we put together last night. What a stack of talent! From experience crafter's to new starts, there is some nice work here! Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy Birthday, Baby!

It's my son's birthday today! The Big 3!

Sounds like a great reason to create a card! Birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day...all great reasons to dig out your card making supplies and get cracking!

A lovely lady told me she makes cards all the time, and files them by event...What an awesome tip!

(Can you tell I'm new to the cardmaking department? )

Good luck with the cards! Off to plan the birthday bash!


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mother's Day

Wow! Mother's Day is approaching and I could not help but love this line of Bo-Bunny Mamarazzi! Look at the awesome project built using these papers and embellishments! Can't wait to get my hands on these trays.

Make sure you think about Mom on May 9th. Make her a card, an album or write her a poem or a song...being a Mom is hard work. If you can't be with her, make sure you take a moment and think about all that Mom's do that they are never recognized for...there is no "job" like it.

Love you Mom!

Have a great week!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

National Scrapbook Day!

It's right around the corner....May 1st is the traditional National Scrapbooking Day. However, a couple years ago, specific names in the industry realized that most of us FANTABULOS ladies (and some gents) have busy lives that can not always work around this date, and granted us an entire MONTH to celebrate this awesome craft!

Make sure you check in with your local retailers, online scrap suppliers and direct sellers (Close to my heart, Creative Memories, Stampin Up, etc.) to see what kind of great deals they are running this month! This is the big season for them, like Christmas :) )

Hope you can make time in your crazy month of May to celebrate NSD! Scrap, journal, sketch, take pictures, make a memory! Whatever you do, make sure it winds up in a scrapbook somewhere for generations to enjoy!

Have fun!

Until next time,

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Boxed Treasures at local trade show!

How exciting! One of our awesome supporters this year was Boxed Treasures. An online company out of St. Albert that builds craft shelves and organizers! What a dream it would be to have custom shelves fill a scrap room!

Check them out or check our local newspaper, the ECHO on page 6 in this week's edition!


Monday, April 19, 2010

Summer Lovin'

Scroll down the right hand side of the blog and look at the temperature in this crazy part of the country...24 degrees at 9:00 p.m. in Northern Alberta on April 19th is amazing!

There was sunlight today that would blow your mind!

I took advantageof playing with that sunlight for some photo opportunities at work.

Make sure you pack up that camera and enjoy these few bonus days. If you send em to me, we'll make you famous here on the blog.

Sunny thoughts!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Club 500

This weekend we participated in Club 500. It was the reward club for those who supported our fundraiser by raising or contributing over $500!!
What an amazing group of ladies!

We had too much food, thanks to the remarkable folks who brought dinner, dessert, lunch, oh my!

Thanks to Loretta & Eric for that great Angel Food Cake!
We had some great conversation and amazing goody bags!
Love the colours in that package! The group received products from Kaisercraft, Smooch and Tim Holtz, valued over $50 each!

I believe it was a nice afternoon for a job well done.
Can't wait to see more people at the next one!

Have a great week!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Is it worth it?

Wow! Just spoke yesterday with a fabulous young member of our local High Level Army Cadet Corps. They were the recipients of our fundraising efforts at the last event. These cadets travelled last weekend to a provincial Drill Competition.A competition based on marching skills, dress and deportment of the Army Cadet.

They took GOLD in the competition!

What awesome representation of this small northern town!

Well done!

When we work hard to put together local events, that support our youth, is all the effort worth it? You bet it is!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Survey says....

If you haven't had the chance, take a scroll down on the right hand side of the blog, past the awesome sponsors list, and cute blinkies that I am loving lately, and please participate in my survey.

It's little things like this that will help make every event more interesting.

Thanks for your time!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Need inspiration to get you through the week?

I love Easter break, but when I'm all stuffed with dinner, maxin' & relaxin', it's hard to get started on a LO.
Here's is some great online motivation to add to your faves! I know I did!

Love the way the sketches are set up so you can envision your own pages and patterns.


If you get on a roll, heck, might as well Go All Night!

Friday, April 2, 2010


Holidays like Easter are often associated with travel out of this part of the country. We travel south to busier centers, in hopes to spend time with family, or take a breather from our routine.

If you are one of those hitting the road this Easter, try popping into one of the great scrapbook shops that are listed to the left. Here are a few by location:


Manning Drug Store

Grande Prairie:

Precious Scrapbooking
Your keepsakes and More
Artfully Inspired
Scrapbooks Made Simple


Creative Scrapbooks
or try
The Urban Scrapbook
Scrap n Bean

Wherever you may safe, and Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Online connections, no memberships required!

Connect online to some of these great scrapbook resources.

an amazing homegrown company that builds storage units like you have never seen anywhere else. Check out there desktop paper storage....WOW!

Home based in Grande Prairie, keeping the art affordable, with great selection!

Right out of the north country, this Scrapbook Boutique hails from Fort McMurray, Ab.
A huge selection of products, and a all the knowledge to match; make sure to check out what's going on in Ft. Mac.

i found this treasure when I was hunting for scrapbook kits that could be delivered to my door! WOW! The value is more than the cost, and they are up to date with beautiful idea sheets included! Whether you are looking for a one shot deal, or ready to commit long term, this site has it ready to ship! Based out of B.C for quick delivery!

Heading east to Ontario, this hot spot is worth a surf! This is a great site with so many good things happening all the time! Great new products at reasonable prices. We have a group of local folks that found success with their order andvtimely delivery!

Enjoy, and happy shopping!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Prizes Galore!

This was just a small chunk of the loot we gave away! Thank goodness for great sponsorship!
There was albums, embellishments, metal, stickers, page kit, album kits, Thickers, my goodness! What an excited group we had to share it all with! These were items we used for door prizes, some other were raffled, and auctioned off to raise money for the local Army Cadet Corps.

And the WINNERS ARE......

These were our big winners!

  • Two wonderful ladies from Peace River AB took home the always sought after luggage set!

  • One local scrappers took home a great SEWING MACHINE! and;

  • One took home a gift basket of Zutter Bind it all goodies including the PINK BIA II! (Donated by

This was just another great in house contest we held at the crop! Don't they look happy?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

You just never know....

...where things will lead. Last weekend, March 20th to be exact, yours truly was the recipient of an annual community award here in High Level.

Citizen of the Year!

What the heck does that have to do with scrapbooking? Well, the nomination came on the heels of this event. It was recognition for 3 years of commitment to this wonderful, exciting event, and to the youth of this area.

It was surprising, thrilling, and just felt really awesome.
Thanks to everyone who helped pull this great big crazy idea together!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wanted: Go All Night Paparazzi!

Do you have photos from any of our events?
Do you have pictures that are worth sharing that show what a great time you had?
Do you have pictures of all the great stuff you received at the crop?

Well, we want them here!
Send them (scanned and virus free) via email to and I'll make you famous right here on our blog!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

In Appreciation

The names listed on the left sidebar are the generous folks that supported our event in February of 2009. Please check back as we compile our list of the great people and organizations that helped us set records this year in 2010.

You guys rock!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Crop Across Canada: Crop Across Canada Success Story!

Crop Across Canada Success Story!

I guess this is our first post on the blog, but what a great post it is!

As you click on that link and read the story, take a moment and reflect what scrapbooking should always be about:
1) Making great memories
2) Making new friends
3) Preserving what may not last in your mind, or someone else's.

now read the story, and I promise I'll get you more info on our AMAZING ALL NIGHT CROP EVENT!