Monday, January 28, 2013

W Squared

When we have a vendor that shows us support, with permission, we like to do a little feature on them when we can.
When one of our co-ordinators, Gaye Carpenter, stumbled across this hot little number, I couldn't help but jump on board. I couldn't wait to ask Wendy all about "W Squared Scrapbooking"... here is what she shared:

Shiny Objects

"W2 Scrapbooking was created in need – I needed to have all the stuff readily available!  Being in Northeastern Alberta there really was never much of an option for product.   In 1998 – W2 Scrapbooking opened in the basement of my home, taking up a small corner of our storage room (oh, how times have changed).  In 2007, W2 Scrapbooking went high tech – online!  Everything about the site is kept simple to keep prices down – which makes us all happy!  Since I don’t have the large overhead of a brick and mortar store and I work hard to always get the best deal possible I am able to pass it on to you and therefore have very competitive prices.

W2 Scrapbooking has loads of different products and not always ‘all’ of a product (line) as this is my way of forcing you to think 'outside the package'.  There are so many products available it is easy to be overwhelmed and scared off.  Really there is no need to be – use what you have and don’t be afraid to mix and match.  Color is color and pattern is pattern – don’t be afraid to mix it up, layer it up, color it up.  Show your own creativity – remember, there is no wrong way to scrapbook.

If you have a few spare hours, head over to the site ( and enjoy the nearly 5000 items available!  With Winter 2013 CHA over, new product will start arriving weekly (sometimes even daily).  So be sure to check the site often! If you have any questions on about the site or a product, please be sure to send me an email.  If there are items you would like me to bring in, all you have to do is ask and I will see what I can do for you.

Then be sure to check out the blog (  You might ask – why Shiny Objects?  Well first off the spelling mistake was my error, not to mention that the actual name Shiny Objects was already taken…bummer right?!  I was determined to have the blog called this as I am always getting sidetracked by all those shiny objects on the internet. Have you ever seen that Disney Pixar movie UP, well I would have to say I am the equivalent to the dog Dug – ‘squirrel’!  I know most of you can relate - I am probably one of the few that admits to it.

I look forward to seeing you around….."
Wendy is contributing some great door prizes to our upcoming event. At the Go All Night Fundraiser, we guarantee that every registrant goes home with a door prize!
Can't beat that!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

So much to do....

Here are the projects we will be offering at the Go All Night event in March. When you register, we will email it directly to your inbox.

We have decided to offer 3 Classes, along with a Make'N'Take Bar. The class sizes are smaller for full instructional benefit, and we strive to keep the costs affordable. However, seating is also limited and are accounted for on a first paid, first served basis.The Bar is sponsored by local Stampin' Up rep, Tammy Predovic.

There will also be an interactive demonstration of the Silhoette Cameo machine, by our "cutting machine extraordaire", returning for the fifth year in a row!

There will be featured product demonstrations from EACH of our scrapbook vendors that attendees can take advantage of. We are all about a "hands-on" approach! Some will demonstrate tried and true techniques, and others will bring new products to WOW you!

There is going to opportunity to learn so much! And if all else fails...and you choose to simply scrap away and be pampered....well, that's a whole "nother post!

Ciao for now,

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Spreading the word...

Here is a link to the blog for Monday Night Class.
Check out the story they did on our event:

Happy Thursday


Monday, January 14, 2013

Do you have "Class"?

I'd like to extend a warm welcome and huge Thank-you to Monday Night Class for their generosity!

When you register to attend Go All Night 2013, we will email you a FANTASTIC coupon full of savings from .

That coupon will be your ticket to a great deal on beautiful class kits, PLUS, Andrea and her team will box them up and ship them DIRECT to the event in time for MARCH 1st!!!
You will simply pick them up at your table and get scrapping with "CLASS"!

OMG! I think this is so wonderful!
If you would like something new to work on, without the hassle of lugging all your papers, embellishments, etc, or if you are a brand new scrapper, this is everything you need to make for a productive weekend!!!

(Don't hesitate! Your order must be submitted before Feb 11th for delivery!!!)

Go check out their store! One of my faves is the figure skating kit :)
Watch your inbox for your coupon when you register!


My Funny Valentine!

A gift certificate to the Go All Night crop would make a great Valentine gift!

Here is a great idea on how to make an everyday line, suit your Feb 14th needs!

Now, if that isn't enough sugar in your cup, check out the next post to see who is jumping on board the Go All Night train....

All the best,


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A great idea!

I believe we all have those random collections of photos that we would just like to get down on a page. Maybe we really want them in our books, but they just don't quite partner up with other photos.
Or Maybe, it's those loose photos we get with our holiday greetings that just need to find a home...
Well, here is a post from the blog of October Afternoon, a beautiful scrapbook line that is always full of bright colours, and great embellishments, that shows a quick, well thought out method of dealing with those photos!
It might even be a cool idea on how to spend your time at the next crop!

Note the repetition, while maintaining the originality!
Love it!

Till next time,

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Welcome 2013!

Wow! It felt like the last year went quickly...and all downhill.
2012 was not a great adventure, but it had it's moments! Sometimes, when things go well, it's a good idea to revisit them.
That's what we are doing at our Go All Night event this year! Although it is not an anniversary year for us, it is still about the mainstay of knowing what worked well. Here are 5 guarantees that you can bank on at this years event, like every other:

1) Same great location. Spirit of the North Community School has all the amenities we need to make this a fabulous event. A great big kitchen, additional rooms for resting, great big foyer for classes, and even a shower facility to kick start your day...or night!

2) Energetic, warm welcoming co-ordinators. We are here to make sure that you are satisfied with your weekend and get more bang for your buck than expected!

3) Attractive, competitive Silent Auction. Our Auction is always full of goodies for everyone! From gift cards, pampering goodies, scrapbooking treats, and more from all over the country!

4) Demonstrations to motivate, inspire and challenge you.

5) Plenty of cropping space and plenty of cropping time.

We hope to see you there! We are over half full, and our Early Bird cutoff is fast approaching on February 1, 2013.

Don't hesitate!

Ciao for now!