Saturday, January 14, 2012

Introduction to Copic Markers class - Saturday February 4th 2012

Due to popular demand and an overflowing class on January 14th we will be having second Introduction to Copic Markers class on Saturday, February 4th starting at 1:30 pm.  Class fee of $60.00 + HST applicable.  You need not bring anything (maybe a pencil/pen and a notepad - but not necessary)

So if you missed the January class I will be running the same class again.  This class will include SIX markers to get you started as well as different techniques of colouring and blending.

The colours included in the class are as follows:


Contact Auntie Em's Scrapbooking 613-938-4888, to reserve your spot for the February 4th class.  Come early and enjoy the stamp exchange too!  All you need to bring for the stamp exchange is 4 or 5 rubber or cling mount stamps - paper and your favorite ink to stamp with.  You get your name into a draw if you bring a sample using your stamp that you bring.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Auntie Em's Scrapbooking in Cornwall is proud to announce their first Design Team Call!

This year I will be looking for atleast 1 new Design Team member to complement my team.
Are you an avid scrapbooker who enjoys monthly deadlines and showcasing your unique style and design?
Are you local to the Cornwall Ontario area?
I am looking for someone who can take quality photos of their work and upload to our Blog as well as Facebook...or willing to learn how! Having your own blog is an asset but not a necessity.
You must be willing to commit to doing aminimum of one layout per month in association with our Designer Challenge. There are more oppourtunites available but definetly need the commitment of one layout first. We will have a regular monthly meeting (last Saturday of the month) and you are also encouraged to participate in crop nights.
Your compensation will be use of my studio and tools as well as materials to create your projects. Will explain more once decission is made. Your creations will be displayed in the store for our customers to view after which you will receive these projects back (length of time will vary). Please note that layouts will also be posted on the internet via facebook and our blog.
If you are interested in applying for this Design Team please follow the outline below:
1) Please send five (5) examples of your work by email to
2) If applicable provide a link to your blog or online gallery
3) Provide me with your contact information including name and telephone number.
4) You must be local to the Cornwall area in order to attend meetings, crops, delivery of your projects and to pick up your products.
5) Deadline for submissions is January 25th, 2012.
I thank all those who apply.  I will contact the selected candidate(s) by email no later than the end of January 2012.
Emma :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Stamper's Swap Club

Saturday morning, Janurary 14th at 10:30am. Don't forget to make cards with the stamps you stamped last month - you have a chance to win a prize! Plus bring card samples using the stamps you are bringing to swap and get another chance to win! It's a win, win situation!! There is no theme just bring 5 (at the most) of your favourite stamps you would like to share! Bring your stamps, paper, ink and cleaner and see what fun you can have! Please let us know if you will be attending, call 938-4888. I'm so enjoying your company and really loving the cards you all are making, can't wait to see y'all. Newcomers are always welcome!

Next month's Stamp Swap will be on Sat. Feb. 4th at 10:30am, followed by Lorena's Copic Marker Class. Come and learn all about Copic and all the different things you can do with them! Call now to reserve your spot for Feb. 4th!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Stamp of the Month - January 2011

You asked for it, and we delivered!  Your stamp of the month cards are now featured on our blog.  Not only will you see the great sample board that Great Impressions puts together - you will also see how our own Michelle has put these same stamps into use with her samples! 

Remember you can create your own set of 6 cards, and keep the Stamp of the Month (the fancy boarder frame) for $30+HST.  Call the store to reserve your spot for January 25, 6:30 - 9:30pm.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year - New PageMaps Calendar

Welcome 2012! This year at Auntie Em's Scrapbooking we are doing the Page Maps Calendar again with the Design Team!

The 2012 Calendar has a new feature to it that includes a technique each month, and this is what the Design Team will be focusing on.  Again we will be using the same products and showing you just how different you can make layouts with the same items.

This month I have done two layouts for your viewing pleasure.

Emma provided us with Pink Paislee's Snow Day collection, and baker's twine.

I have to tell you I love this paper line, the grunged up look of the snowmen and mittens was perfect and combining pink, red together with blue and brown made for so many possibilities. This month the technique is "unique titles"!

For my First Layout I'm calling it "I Love U" and I have replaced the 3 photos from the sketch with one long photos (you all know how much I don't like multiple photo layouts)  I chose a photo from my wedding, as it was the only photo I have with both my Hubby and I looking totally in love... usually it's me behind the camera taking shots of the kids, or him taking shots of me and the kids, rarely do we get a shot of just the two of us together.  So, for this layout I played up the red and the hearts in the paper.  I used an assortment of Harmonie chipboard embellishments which I heat embossed with a metallic powder.  A Prima flower and a Prima centre.  For my title, I layered circles and used Basic Grey chipboard letters and strung them together on a jute banner. On two of the hearts in the snowman paper I used red stickles and then glossy accents to bring it up a notch! I apologize for the quality of the lighting on the photo, it is not exactly how I wanted it.

My second layout, I'm have titled it "Snow Angel" and  I focused in on the winter and snow aspect of this collection.  I used Core'dinations paper for my title and dry embossed it with a snowflake Cuttlebug folder then sanded it to bring out the core of the paper and replaced the "o" in snow with a snowflake.  For the "Angel" I dry embossed again this time with a tiny polka dot folder and highlighted with some white ink.  The die cut behind the layout is very old, I'm not even sure what company it was who made it, but its been in my stash for years!  I did some machine stitching and distressing on the layers.  I used two brads to anchor each side of my bakers twine bow.

Laura's take on the challenge:

Snow Friends

Laura did an amazing job with this layout - she used a new product called Goosebumps to add texture to the background craft paper, look at the close up, doesn't it make the paper look frosted over?  For her title she used smooch and glitter with Glossy Accents to give it dimension.  I think I may have to scraplift this idea!  She rocked the chipboard cutout world with her mittens and snowmen - and I love how she has braided the twine to create a scarf for each of her snowmen. 

Stop by the store and see them in person!!