Monday, February 28, 2011

I can see clearly now.....

 What a day?  Love Canadian Winter Weather!

I was on the web perusing and I was one Jillibean Soup's blog and saw that they are looking to expand their design team and I thought "Hey I wonder if everyone knows that?!" SO here I am telling all you talented ladies to  check this out.  I hope atleast one of you will submit.  Click the link for more details;

Wow - I am full of ideas for y'all - first FlatBunny, now Jillibean Soup DT call!  Here's one more idea for you if you are free on Wednesday night come and enjoy this class with Laura. A few spots remain call 938-4888 to reserve a spot.
Layout Class Wednesday March 2nd at 6:30pm

Watch your email for a newsletter regarding our March Madness Classes for Kids - just putting a few final touches on things. We have some samples hanging at the store, stop by and check it out.
Reminder the pages are due from the Calender Sketch Challenge; January page should include snowflakes and February page should have hearts. Are you ready for March's Sketch Calendar Challenge? Come back tomorrow and we will have photos of the DT's layouts based on March's Sketch and I will announce and possibly have a photo of the product you will need to use with your layout - you will have all month to create a layout then drop it off  at the store for a chance to win a prize. Below is a sneak peak of the DT's March layouts (in focus this time).

Now, I bet you are anxious to see the full layouts!
see you tomorrow, ttfn Emma :)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Monthly Inspiration for March

Check out your calendar's (Scrapbook and Cards Today and Page Map calendar that is) and then pop back here on March 1st to see what Lorena and Mellisa created based on the sketch for March! Very cool layouts - a little scrap-lifting never hurt no one!! Did you know that each month these lovely designers will work with a product and create a layout based on the sketch? And did you know that product will be on SALE for that whole month? So you may be inspired and create with the product for a little less - cool eh?

So are you ready for your teaser? okay I think I will post the blurry pictures tonite cause it is Saturday night and a few of you may of had a few bubbly pops and won't know the difference! Then tomorrow when I re-post the clear-er photos you will think wow I really need to get my eyes checked or I need to stop drinking!!! I know I'm a sick puppy - but it was never my idea to unleash me into this blog world - where who knows what will happen!!

Check out Mellisa's blog she has an ATC swap invite. I would really love to try it but I just don't know where to start and afraid I will really suck at it. But it is better to have loved and lost then to have never loved at all - so for the sake of saying I have loved I think I jussst might sign up!  Yikes anyone else willing to take the plunge?? Mellisa said she is going to make a sample board and post it at the store so we can get a feel for it! I know there are alot of talented people that visit the store so I hope you are reading this!!

talk to ya soon!

hmm what product line could it be?? Any guesses??

Anybody want some BoBunny? Flatbunny will come and visit you...

Check this out, today these 3 lovely ladies came from Ottawa on a road trip and one of the ladies asked for the Blast Off collection from BoBunny and I said "for sure I shall add it to my order." So while I was on the BoBunny website I saw this button titled Flatbunny so I clicked and read and WoW Wow Wow I was blown away! I really hope somebody reading this goes for this deal - heck I will even offer my crop area!  AND yes I will definitely sign a business card for as many of you who would like to enter this great offer!

flat bunny
I am anxious to get acquated with true BoBunny fans at a BoBunny sponsored crop. When I come
to visit, I will bring materials for a BoBunny crop! If you coordinate with a BoBunny retail store, I 
will bring materials so you can invite 9 of your friends to the crop for a total of 10. If there is not
a retail store within a 50 mile radius, I will come with material for you and 4 friends to enjoy!
What you need to do-
1. Create an invitation featuring BoBunny products and send a digital image to
    along with a signed business card from your favorite BoBunny retail store.*
2. I will post the card images I receive on the BoBunny Blog (you will be famous!).
3. On the 10th of each month, I will choose my favorite invitation and schedule my travel to meet 
   the winning designer.
4. I like to be fussed over so you must take lots of pictures during the Crop and send them to This way all of my BoBunny friends will be able to allow my adventures 
    on the BoBunny Blog.
5. I will be traveling to a new location every month so I must be on my way home no later than the 
   last day of the month. Also, I have my passport so I can travel far and wide.
*If you do not have a retail store within a 50 mile radius, you can still be eligible to win the Crop 
by including a picture of the 5 friends that will help you host Flat Bunny along with the digital image
of your card.
I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!!!
Stores owners, feel free to print off the poster below so your customers know you are willing to
participate.  I think Flatbunny is really cute - I would spend the day with him.

Auntie Em's Scrapbooking would be more than happy to help!! Seriously someone
I know has to enter!

p.s. tomorrow there will be a peak into March's Monthly Inspiration product that
 will be 10% off for the whole month of March!  Any guesses! 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

WOW! I'm in LOVE!!

Every since I met Tim Holtz and worked with his Adirondack Inks - I soooo wanted them! (yup both of them ;) The inks come in Earthtones, Brights and Lights. It's great - matching in a monochromatic way like no other inks our there! The price point is fantastic also - Dye inks are $5.99 and Pigment inks are $6.99. I know it might sound strange but I am absolutely in love with them!  Watch for a make and take coming to Auntie Em's soon! I was hoping for this Friday night crop but I have a dentist appointment in Ottawa in the afternoon and not sure if I will make it back in time - but I promise it will happen and of course I will invite you!!

See! Isn't it beautiful!!

Just a reminder we have a wonderful altered project class tonight! I actually have a picture of the finished project! There are just a few spots left so if you can make it call the store at 938-4888 - Sew Be It...

Always remember, live, laugh, love that is what life is all about!

Friday night is crop night till 10pm so if you haven't called the store to reserve your spot please do! Also Saturday is our All Day Crop from 10am to 10pm - looking for a few more croppers, beaders or crafters!
I had offered another Friday night crop this month - Feb. 25th but I must have a minimum of 6 signed up to go ahead - looking to hear from you!  

Man I fell like I can't stop talking!  Just in case you haven't seen the Stamp of the Month for February here is a picture - our classes are scheduled for Wed. Feb. 23rd 6:30 to 9:30pm and Sat. Feb. 26th 10:30am to 1:30pm!  It is an awesome stamp this month and the cards are very practical!  

The daisy chain stamp is the Stamp of the Month - yours to keep with the class!

Why not come and spend the day with us! On Saturday afternoon Mellissa will be teaching a Dangle Bracelet - it's on display at the store and it is really cool! It will be as seen - goes with any wardrobe! The class is $25 plus taxes and includes class fee and supplies!  There are some tools you will need! Check it out - I know I want to make one!!  I wonder if I get a preferred rate?? lol

Ain't she a beauty! Looks lovely on my wrist and yours too!

Okay that is all for now!  But stay tuned there will be more to report soon - like Laura's next layout class and March Break fun for the young!! Have you become a follower of our blog?

Friday, February 11, 2011

Weekend Getaway!!

Come and join us for some fun! Weekend Getaway at Nav Can - April 8, 9 and 10th! You can scrapbook, bead, quilt, knit or whatever your creative heart would like to do all weekend long!  No interruptions - you don't have to make your bed or cook or answer the phone.  Lots of food - provided by Nav Can - cafeteria style! A huge room to work in - a table to yourself - what more can you ask for!  If you would like to know more details please call the store at 613-938-4888 (if I'm not in I'll call you back) or email me at Hope you can join us!


Well each month we are going to have a product/item on SALE which our design team has created with! This is called our Monthly Inspiration - SALE! This month is Bo Bunny Peacock Lane  10% off - check out what Mellissa and Lorena have created (post or two below!) Can't wait to see what they create for March!!

Well does all this snow make you want to scrap all your winter and Christmas pictures? Or even start on this year's Christmas cards?  Well now is the time to stock up on supplies - All Christmas paper, embellishments and STAMPS! are on SALE for 40% off!!

Plus we have a selection of ink pads on SALE for 20% off!

We would love to see you - stop by and say hi and oh yeah save!

Monday, February 7, 2011

E & L Card Class

Join us to make 4 fun cards! Great technique on how to create your own background with something you already own (if you are a stamper with cling mount stamps). Also a simple treat box great for any occasion - not pictured but you can drop by the store and check it out. You will want to make these for everyone you LOVE!  Plus 2 more awesome cards, one full of hearts and the other a swing into spring! hedgehog card.  Wednesday, Feb. 9th at 6:30pm, cost $25 +taxes, tool kit required - must have an exatco knife and a good pair of sharp scissors. Don't forget your tool kit!  Call the store to reserve your spot 938-4888.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our SNOW DAY! CONTEST. It was great to see cards, layouts and jewelry creations, love to see them all plus I am so happy that we have some inspirations to share with others in our "Em's Creative Corner". Thanks again you make my heart sing! 

Go to and click on em's creative corner album and enjoy!  

AND the WINNER of the $10 gift certificate goes to Tara Roberts!! Getting ready for my gig at the Oscars! Congrats!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Earlier today I was sitting at home enjoying the snow storm and avoiding some housework! And I thought to myself -" Hey self I wonder if anyone else is avoiding work and maybe looking for something more interesting to do?"

So this is what I came up with.

Everyone who emails their layouts, card creations or jewelry creations to will have a chance to win a $10 gift certificate. Emails from
TODAY ONLY will qualify! We need to fill our Ems Creative Corner Album - anything goes for 
these layouts - just email them!! Each creation emailed equals a ballot!!   So there are still 4 
more hours to qualify - send us your creations.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February Page Maps & more.

If you've read the Auntie Em's newsletter and/or Facebook page, you may have caught wind of some exciting stuff happening for the store.

First, myself (Mellisa) and Lorena were invited to be on the Design Team.  A great big *YAY* there.  We are so happy to join Laura and excited to meet everyone.  In the meantime, please don't hesitate to visit our personal blogs.  You can find the addresses in the sidebar, to the right.

Secondly, Miss Emma herself got in touch with her techie side for us and created this great blog.  Here you will find projects created by us as well as announcements regardings sales, events and other news.  Also, if you haven't done so already, come and visit us on Facebook.  Just make sure you remember to "LIKE" us while you are there.

Last - but most definitely not least - February starts fresh at Auntie Em's with not only a chance to win a prize, but an Inspiration Sale too.  Purchase anything from the "Bo Bunny - Peacock" line and receive 10% of those products.  Not exactly sure what the Peacock line looks like?  Scroll down to the bottom of this post for layouts created with products from Bo Bunny.

"What about this prize?", you are wondering?   While the 4 of us want nothing more than to inspire you, we would love to be inspired by you in return.  If you wish to share your projects in Ems Creative Corner, on our Facebook page, please make sure you submit your creations to no later than March 1st, 2011 for a chance to win a $20.00 gift card to Auntie Ems Scrapbooking.  Please remember that, in order to win, your creation must contain a minimum of two products purchased at Auntie Ems.  When e-mailing your project, please include a list of the items purchased from Auntie Ems.

On a creative note, Pagemaps released a calander this year with a sketch and example for each month.  Unfortunately January came and went as we ironed out details but February is here and we are ready!  Hopefully our layouts inspire you to create along with us and to share in Ems Creative Corner.

February Page Map
(this photo was taken with my cell phone and not originally intended to share online thus the poor quality)

~ You are ... ~
by Lorena Sollows

~ family blessings ~
by Mellisa Ross
(additional products used:  Basic Grey chipboard '3', Prima Say It In Crystals & flower embellishment, miscellaneous brads, & mesh  ribbon)

Thanks for visiting.
Happy Creating!

PS - not sure why it s white behind the images.  if anyone can shed some light, i would love feedback.  thx.