Friday, December 26, 2008


Yes, its true -- I am here at the studio and open today!!
The studio merchandise is on sale - 20% off today and tomorrow for those who wish to pop on in and check us out!

A sale? Sure, why not -- I am here and in the boxing day spirit :)

For those of you out and about in the Cambridge area -- I know that Lucy at Simply Scrapping (Southworks Mall) is open today too and has 20% off the entire store (including sale merchandise) Pop on by and say hi for me!!

Hope you all had a great Christmas -- I know I did!
I am still taking Kids Canvas Registrations for tomorrow. We have space available at all three sessions. Call 519 954 6620 for info and to reserve your space.

Monday, December 22, 2008


Get your kids, their cousins, and their friends and join us in the studio this Saturday for a fun post Christmas creative activity created just for them.

We will be "colouring with paper" on canvas. Your kids will get to choose between three pre-printed themed canvas pages that they will be able to collage with pattern papers, pastels, ribbons, and other found objects.

Three sessions available -- Saturday Dcember 27: 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Cost - $15
Call 519 954 6620 to register (or email

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Holiday Hours and Events

Hi everyone,
So sorry I have been neglecting the blog. I have a lot going on here and will soon be able to spill the beans, until then... I thought that I would let you know what is happening in the studio over the next couple of weeks.

The Friday (Dec 19), I will be in the studio frantically getting Christmas Gifts completed ;) Soooooo, I thought I would make an impromptu Friday Night at the Studio Crop. Cost is $10 and you can crop until midnight (at least) or... if I am up for it and on a roll, maybe even longer. I have 7 seats available -- let me know asap if you would like to join us.

The Studio will be closed on Dec 24 & Dec 25 and will re-open on Boxing Day December 26 at 11:30. It has been mentioned that some people might be interested in getting away and relaxing at the studio after the busy Christmas rush -- if you are interested in cropping you can from 11:30 - 5:30 for sure and, if people are interested in cropping later, I might be convinced to keep the studio open a little longer (with notice). (Regular Studio Fees will apply)

Saturday Dec 27 - the Studio will be hosting a KIDS COLLAGE WORKSHOP. Three collage sessions will run at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Bring your kids, cousins, neighbours, friends, for a great activity. The kids will create an 8x10 collage on canvas using papers and other found objects. Cost is $15/child (appropriate for children 5-12 (some assistance will be required by a parent with younger kids). Space is limited to 8 kids / session so register early to avoid disappointment.

The Studio will be closed Sunday December 28 - Monday January 5 for my holidays. It will re-open for regular studio hours at 11:30 am Tuesday January 6.

For your convenience I have posted the hours on the side panel of the blog and will also post them on the Go Scrapping Website.

Happy Holidays Everyone!!!!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

We are taking reservations for the December Cookout!

The Next Cookout will be on Saturday December 13 12-2:30pm.
The cost is $25(+tax)

Come into the studio for a fun card making afternoon. This month's cookout is all about the GIFT CARD HOLDER. Each of these "cards" is a gift card holder. Some are appropriate for Christmas, others just to say thank you to that special someone any time of year!

The ingredients for the following 5 cards will be available for you to create. You can create all of them, or pick and choose from your favourites! Whatever you choose, there is no minimum number of cards you can create -- it's whatever you create in the 2.5 hour workshop.

Contact Karen at the Studio for more information (519 954-6620) and to make your "reservation".

If you have a group of girls who would like to come and do the cookout at another time -- don't hesitate to ask. Cookouts are available as a private party option here at the studio. (times based on availability)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Two Great Classes - One Fun Afternoon

Sheri East will be in the studio on Saturday December 6 teaching two very fun and creative projects

Why not come and do both?? They would make fabulous gifts and together will cost less than $50.

12pm - 2pm
Sheri used artist canvas, fun little embellishments and die cut images to make this album special to keep or give as a Christmas gift. Sheri also used paint, ink and heat embossing to really make this project special. Two die cut dates will be supplied in this class so you will have the choice to make this album about 2008 or what's to come in 2009.
You will need your basic tool kit, sponge brush, heat gun (if you have one), embossing ink (if you have some), black and brown ink.
Class Fee: $25.00 + tax

Sheri has created a unique picture frame that will look great in any decor. You will use different shaped chipboard and die cut images as well as little touches of bling and paint. This project is a must have for your home.
You will need your basic tool kit, and a couple of sponge brushes.
Class Fee: $18 +tax

To register - contact the GSS 519-954-6620 or email

Monday, November 24, 2008

Two Day Crop at the Studio this Weekend

This is a great way to get together with your scrapbooking friends before the holiday rush. I hope to see you at this fun filled two day event where we'll scrapbook to Holiday Music and finish up those last minute holiday projects!

The Crop room will be open
Friday November 28: 6 - Midnight
Saturday November 29: 10:30-5:30

Crop Friday Only $10 (Save $2 off the hourly rate)
Crop Saturday Only $12 (Save $2 off the hourly rate)
Crop Both Days $20 (Save $6 off the hourly rate) - Feel free to leave your stuff in the studio overnight ready for the next day.

Participants will be able to use the stamps, templates, die cutting machines, etc in the studio AND will receive 10% off any purchases made in the studio sales area. (want to start earlier on Friday? Please add $2/hour as per regular studio fees)


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

How's my Sign Looking Now???

We had an exciting afternoon here at the studio.
The Golf Steakhouse sign burst into flames a little after 4pm today -- I suppose it happened when they flicked on the sign when they opened.

Makes me happy for a sign without electricity.......
Here are a couple of shots I took of the "event"

**Update... the pics made the local news!! Too fun. Did you see them?**

Monday, November 17, 2008

Pictures are here

....from the Waterloo Region Day Crop.
You will be able to see them on the Go Scrapping Photobucket Site (link on left sidebar) Thanks for posting them for me Judy! :)

If you have photos you would like to add from the crop, please do. I wish there were more. Let's just say I promise not to forget my camera ever again! Bad scrapbooker, bad, bad, scrapbooker :)

Happy Scrapping all!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Are you ready for a cookout???

I know I am.
The first of Go Scrapping's Card Cookouts is Tomorrow from 12 - 2pm! And I am really looking forward to it.

I have 5 Fabulous Cards for the girls to create. They can do all of them, or multiples of the same card -- it's up to them. All the cards they can create in the 2 hour class. So stoke up the BBQ and let's get this party Started.

If you're hungry for some cards and would like to join us, please let me know by the end of the day today. You can call the studio or email me directly. A couple more reservations are able to be taken.

See you at the cookout!
Just to wet your appetite....

A Sign, A Sign

It's official!!! I am legit! :) The Go Scrapping Studio got it's sign.
Seeeeeeee... Isn't it purdy??

I am so excited! Let the phones start ringing and let people find me easily! Hallelujah!

So... just to re-cap, Go Scrapping Studio has a sign. And, if you are traveling North on Lancaster you will see this:

Collective "Oooohs and Aweeeees" please :)
AND, you guessed it - If you are traveling South on Lancaster you will see this:

Thank you. This ends this Public Service Announcement!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Elvis Lives..... least at the Go Scrapping "Vegas" Retreat at Blue Mountain.
The proof in the pudding. Here he is with one of his ex-showgirls :) hehehe

I had a great time hosting a group of fabulous ladies at Blue Mountain again this year. Our Vegas theme was quite the hit with many of the gals "getting into the spirit" and even trying on my "Elvis" costume at various times during the weekend. Too Fun! Congrats Nina, one of our Chorus Line Babes, who won the "spirit award" draw -- I saw her playing with the stuff on the weekend! :)

We had some fun and fabulous classes taught by myself, Judy Beeksma and Sheri East. I loved seeing the ladies take what they learned in class and applying it to their layouts on the weekend. Such great out of the box thinking - truly inspiring!

Make n takes were had by all offered by Sue Martin representing Creative Memories, Kim McArthur representing CTMH, Jen and Juanita from Scraps of Joy and Judy and Sheri too ... at their In A Pinch Designs Booth. Our ladies were punching, stamping and distressing machines! :) hehe. I hope you enjoyed the make n takes as much as our onsite vendors enjoyed sharing them with you!

Here are a few pictures from the retreat weekend.
I know there were a TON of pictures taken at the retreat -- PLEASE feel free to post your pictures in the Go Scrapping Photobucket Site -- there is a link on the side bar of this blog. Love to see some of your photos too.

Thanks for a FABULOUS weekend ladies and congratulations to all our door prize winners!!!!
Can't wait for the next retreat!

Monday, November 10, 2008

I'm back..... :)

Back from the Go Scrapping Retreat at the Blue Mountain Inn that is :)
I am home and ready to post a winner!!

I entered the posts in the Random Integer Generator and this is what I got:

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2008-11-11 01:15:30 UTC

So, that means......
MINDY!!! Congratulations!!
I will get your $25 Gift Certificate to the Scrapping Bug to you this week. ENJOY!!

Thanks to everyone who posted a comment. I love hearing what you enjoy about the crops! I look forward to seeing you all at the next one-- or even at the studio for a class or two. We all love to play! :)

Congratulations again, Mindy.
I'll be posting about the Weekend Retreat tomorrow.
Be sure to check back. I hear Elvis came for a visit -- :)

Monday, November 03, 2008

And the Door Prizes keep coming!!!

Hi ladies! I hope you had a great time at the Waterloo Region Day Crop on Saturday.
I know I did.... :)

I have a little surprise for you!
I have another Door Prize to give out!!
I have a $25 gift certificate to THE SCRAPPING BUG for one lucky person who posts what their favourite part of the Day Crop was. (in this thread)
(Winner must have attended Go Scrapping's Waterloo Region Day Crop on Saturday November 1, 2008)

I will randomly draw a post number after we return from Blue Mountain -- so look for the winner on Monday. This gives you a whole week to post and tell all your friends who attended the crop about this prize.

Good luck ladies and thanks for helping make the Fall Crop in Waterloo Region a great success!

(I will post pictures when I get them :) ...stay tuned :) )

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!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Learning Factory


Have you been to the Learning Factory lately??
The Learning Factory is Go Scrapping's Sponsor of the Month.

The Learning Factory
175 Lynden Road, Brantford (King's Buffet Plaza)
Store Hours:
Monday - Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 12-4
(519) 756- 7550

Located in Brantford Ontario, The Learning Factory is there to serve your Scrapping, Stamping and (for all you elementary school teachers out there) your teaching aid needs.

They carry a fabulous assortment of scrapping supplies including lots of Ranger goodies, The Little Yellow Bicycle, Imaginese, Jenni Bolin, Teresa Collins, all the hot, hot stuff in scrapbooking! I also Love how they carry the new Cuttlebug dies and embossing folders. Gotta love that! For a woman who loves texture on her scrapping pages, the Learning Factory carries some inspiring stuff!
See: Look at this display showing what you can do with the "Timmy" stuff they carry! Yummo!


The Learning factory is a fabulous place to ignite your creativity!!


I hope you drop by to see them soon! New product is coming in regularly.
Don't forget to say "Hi" for me!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Big News in Go Scrapping's World!!!

I just signed on the dotted line....
Go Scrapping is getting its very own studio space!
Yes, that's right. The Go Scrapping Studio is now longer a dream of mine, it's a reality!

Starting in October, you will be able to find me at 591 Lancaster St West. in Kitchener (Unit 3) -- Right across from The Golf Steakhouse (for all you locals)

What's this studio all about??? Classes and workshop space (and a home base for the retreats and crops that isn't in my basement hehe)... some scrapbooking of course, but also a lot of mixed media projects, decor, cards, mini books, melt art, etc... I think you are going to LOVE IT! I know I am!!

This is not a LSS. If you are looking for product, I will still send you to all the fabulous Go Scrapping Retreat Sponsors. This is a STUDIO -- come and be inspired.

As you can imagine, I will be filling you in on lots of details for the next little bit. Stay tuned

....getting the keys on Monday! :) I'm sure a blog about the studio set up will be in order!! :) Pictures too! :)

Saturday, September 06, 2008

And the countdown begins....

Welcome to a New Fall Season at Go Scrapping!
I have been busy busy busy getting things ready for 3 Great Events this fall.... and a class ready to teach at the CreativFestival in October with Scrapfest Interactive. Looking forward to that!

Our Peterborough Retreat is just around the corner.
I posted the Great Classes offered by Sheri East and Judy Beeksma of "In A Pinch Designs". Here they are for you all to see too!
Cards (Judy Beeksma)

Change (Sheri East)

A Good Friend (Judy Beeksma)

Celebrate - 2 Single Page Layouts (Sheri East)

I have been getting some make n takes ready for the Retreat as well... Here is a sneak peek of two versions of one.... Can't wait to create with you!

There is certainly more to come.. Keep checking the blog. I will post Go Scrapping News as it comes in.
.....Did you see all the Retreat Dates Posted on the sidebar?? hehehehe Fun Fun Fun

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

We have a WINNER!

It is 5:28PM on September 3....

The Winner of the Weekend Retreat for Two to Go Scrapping's Peterborough Retreat October 3-5 is....

drumroll please.....

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2008-09-03 21:27:35 UTC

Congratulations Rhonda
Rhonda purchased her Kit from Sweet Sentiments in Belleville!
Please email me at and let me know who you will be taking to the retreat and I will get you all set up and ready to go.
Retreat Give Away - Rhonda

Be sure to check out the website. The 4 Classes offered at the Retreat are posted and registration is open.

There is still time to register for this fabulous retreat.
If any of you ladies who entered the contest register as a retreat guest within the next week... I just may have a little something for you too.

A BIG THANK YOU goes out to all of you who entered this contest.
And A SPECIAL THANK YOU goes out to all the stores who participated with us. Couldn't have done it without you.

Congratulations again Rhonda!!