Monday, February 28, 2011

Harry Potter inspiration!

Hello fellow scrappers,

Harry Potter is in such high demand!  I have had some people say to me, I love the paper but what can I do with it?   Well one thing that comes to mind is it would make great halloween paper, especially if your child gets dressed up as a sorcerer, wizard or something of the like.  What if you don't have kids? When I challenged my designer Lorena with the kit she was able to come up with the following idea:

"Even though I haven't seen any movies, nor read the books, I do know one word associated with Harry Potter and that is "Muggle".  You see our family Geochaches - and someone who accidentally happens upon the Geocache or who inquires about what you are doing out in the woods etc. when you are searching for a cache is called a Muggle to us Geocachers ... ah ha - instant Harry Potter connection!"  Lorena Sollows

So she met my challenge head on and look at what she came up with:

close up button

close up stitching

Here is how she did it:

"I used three different papers from the collection for this, and printed my story out on ivory cardstock with the font Kristen using my computer. Then distressed the paper and inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, and used two Glimmer mists; Coffee Shop and Wheatfields.  I stitched the one paper with my sewing machine, and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Distressing ink in Vintage Photo.  I The title is Basic Grey Chip letters.  The button is a vintage military button from my husband's sewing box. The ribbon trim I'm not sure about the brand".  Lorena

Hope this helps to inspire you!
Happy scrapping!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Cuttlebug folders coming soon

I am so excited!  I just checked my suppliers blog and came across some new Cuttlebug stuff by Provocraft that I have pre-ordered for the store.  Lots of new goodies will be coming including 9 different All in Ones, 3 new A2 embossing folders, and 3 new 5x7 embossing folders.

I will give you a sample here of 3 of the All in One's that will be released.  These are True Love, Twinkle and Songbird,  The Cuttlebug All-in-One system allows you to combine this folder with the 6 x 9 embossing plate so you are able to emboss, deboss, and letterpress images the way you want. It’s easy to rearrange coordinating designs to create unique effects for your projects.

I will be putting these on the Loonie4scrapbooking site very soon so you can pre-order them.  Each set will cost $19.99 + tax.

A2 Musical flourish

Madison 5x7
The A2 embossing folders that are coming are:  Musical flourish, Rebecca and Tiffany.  The 5x7 embossing folders that are coming are:  Keyboard, Mary Ann and Madison.  Above is Musical flourish, and Madison.  The A2's will retail for $4.99 and 5x7's will retail for $6.99   

Be sure to check out our selection of Cuttlebug folders, dies, all in ones and Cricut companions!  Let Loonie4scrapbooking your source for Cuttlebug!

Happy scrapping!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Echo Park coming the first week of March

Echo Park will be available next week on the site.  "For the Record" and "Springtime" will both be available to purchase for $11.45 + tax.  There is a limited supply so if you want to ensure you get it pre-order now by emailing me at

Springtime contains warm and cheerful colors and patterns that will have you looking forward to the warmer weather.  Images of flowers, birds and butterflies in beautiful pastel colors make this a cheery kit.  For the Record contains images that are more vintage and uses darker colors more trendy elements and classic patterned paper.  Here is a sample picture of each collection kit.

Keep your eyes open as Loonie4scrapbooking has many of your faves coming in soon.  Basic Grey is due to come in by mid-March, BoBunny is on the way, MME, LYB, and many others.  Lots of exciting new stuff.  Look for some looks at the LYB Tiny Saurus and Tiny Princess collections that are coming soon, they are just so adorable!\\

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

BG Sneak Peak

Hello fellow scrappers,

Another busy month has come and gone and it seems things are never ending.  I am still hoping to find some time to do some scrapbooking of my own family before the newest addition arrives at the beginning of July.  I am so far behind and every time I plan to sit and scrap, either I am not feeling well. my eldest wants to scrap so I get busy helping him that I don't get to myself, or something else comes up.  Seems like I may have to schedule a crop soon just so I can find some "me time".

Like I said things are busy...but who doesn't say that?!  I am now prepping for the upcoming class on the 27th of this month.  I am really excited for the class and look forward to learning some new stuff.  The teacher I have coming in is Lorena Sollows, a very talented paper crafter.  I strongly urge people to have a look at her blog at  Lorena is a designer for Posh Designs in Montreal and will doing some work for us here at Loonie4scrapbooking.  We are extremely pleased to have someone of her caliber working with us.  As the year progresses we hope to utilize Lorena more and more.

We are super excited to learn that our local supplier will now be carrying Basic Grey!  Before we had to place orders all the way across the country anid hope there would be enough in stock but now we can get it right in our backyard.  Here is a little sneak peak at the two lines BG released at CHA 2011 that we WILL proudly carry on the site.   The first is called Hello Luscious and the 2nd is Life of the Party.
Hello Luscious 18 pages

sticker titles

Life of the Party 18 pages

Element sticker

Ribbon doilies

Page kit

Hope you liked the sneak peak.  Looks like this Life of the Party is going to fun to work with, now I just have to find the time to play@ 
Happy scrapping everyone!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Gabry Road

Hello fellow scrappers,

I just wanted to take a second to tell you about a new site recently launched called Gabry Road.  This site provides an avenue for Canadians to buy and sell handmade products.  Products can include things like handmade jewellery, clothing, vintage and unique items, art, etc. 

If you or someone you know wants to buy or sell handmade crafts I welcome you to explore

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

MME Sneak Peak

Keep warm fellow scrappers, with the cold weather here it is a great time to get caught up on some scrapbooking and plan what new products you are going to want to purchase in the upcoming months.

If you are curious what My Minds Eye has come out with as their contribution to CHA Winter 2011 go to  The latest collection from MME is the Stella and Rose collection featuring Gertie, Hattie, Hazel and Mabel, each representing a different color theme.

Each Stella & Rose collection offers:
  • 8 double-sided patterned papers
  • 2 double-sided die-cut papers
  • 5 beautiful titles
  • Layered Chipboard Stickers
  • Layered Stickers
  • Stickers
  • Buttons
  • Brads
  • Frames (transparent and paper)
  • metal trinkets
  • journaling spots
  • 6x6 paper pads
  • Stamps

If you see something you are interested in send me a message.  I have ordered a small sample from each of the 4 groups.  Pre-orders are welcome.  

Happy scrapping!