Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Fun!!!!

Here are my ATC's for the Scrapbox! Mailed also a few days ago one of them to Catherine and will prep a few more this w-end to have them ready for futur swaps!!!! :) Love to make them! It's a few hours (if you do almost 20) but love the "chain work" wile creating them! I made them directly on a playing card (oup's forgot to take that side of the ATC) and used Crackle Paint by Tim Holtz, Inks, Making Memories Acrylic Stamps, Bazzill scallops stripes, Heidi Swapp Jet Bling and the glitter foams also by Making Memories!

Halloween is a big thing where I work! Every department dresses up and selects a theme and almost all the employees dresses up! it's amazing all the energy that "WE" big kids put in decorating also our cubicles! A few years ago we were even featured on CTV during the lunch segment! Here's a few pics that i wanted to share.....
The full customer service center decorated and we had our lights closed from 10 am to noon when all the other departments came and visited!
Me (in red) with Dustin one of my colleagues - our them was Haunted House
General Manager and Executive assistant - Wizard of Oz
Finance - Toy Land (imagine a group of 25 in crazy costumes.... enven one as a Care Bear!)
HR girls - Famous Movies
Customer services reps - The Witch's Lair
Safety Group - wow a real "blow up" pumpkin that takes up half of the hallway and a full cubicle! They were dressed like a Creepy Country fair - AMAZING!
Happy Halloween and enjoy your w-end!
Stéphanie xx

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Get a chance to win EK Success products on Catherine's Blog!

I just got a little email from Catherine saying that I can send traffic to her blog.... to this post

Lucky # 10 and 11 will win some EK Succes chipboard and It's also open to the Canadian girls!

In late May, I was a lucky winner of one of Catherine's books and since that time we are exchanging ATC's! I can say... that... combine with the swap that we have at the Scrapbox (by the way it's tomorrow night.... 80% of mine are done; I made 15 this time!) and receiving Catherine's Little Work of Art's... I'm in love with ATC's!!!!

So make sure to visit her and I hope you will be one of the lucky winner! I was #3.... because it's stayed a long tome on #2... and I wanted to make the ball move again! FYI you can't enter twice so be wize with your comment post!!!

Enjoy your Thursday!
Stéphanie xx

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A busy w-end and a beginning of the week too!

Las t w-end we had the pleasure to host the 1st charity event at the store and we had lots of fun!
Magali, Maxime and Loic came from MTL to enjoy the w-end and the event with us, Maxime being also a Star Wars fan!

Loic is even featured as the top photo on Jenn weekly news letter! Thanks Jenn!

Saturday night we introduce to our visitors the "Works" and they loved it! MMMMmmmmm I had my ritual chicken Kraft diner bacon sandwich and is was so yummy! Then we went home to enjoy Iron Man! The girls napped at the end of the movie, but what a great moviw it is! Sunday was a day of shopping to find gifts for my sister's upcoming baby Sebastiano. She is due this w-end and we decided to send her a shipment of LOVE and baby necessities. She didn't have a shower and we went all out. I need to mail the box now.... we had a plan to give the goodies to Magali's brother in law that was going to Milan for a business trip but now he can't bring the gifts. I will see with Audrey if she can help out! (just got a flash!)

Then Sunday night after our visitors left, I enjoyed a nap and was itching to create and completed my second page with the "Offbeat" collection from Basic Grey. What a cute picture of Loic and I really love the colors of this collection!

Magali came down for meetings in Gatineau since Monday afternon (yes... she left Sunday night with her family and came back Monday arround 4pm.... we could have better planned it for her to simply stay here Sunday.....) and we enjoyed our 2 last evenings together to finish packing and preparing little cards for my sister's baby shower from Canada! 3 outfits (1 camo from Stephane), 5 pj's, little "Habs" Canadian hockey slippers, soft baby blankets, bibs, 8 paires of socks, baby caps, 3 summer onesies, the full bath necessities..... I truly hope that she will be happy as we are so far to be there with them to celebrate the birth of my first nephew.

Well tonight a few things on my list, speaking of lists.... I am every day making my "TO DO" list and it works perfectly for me! I feel less overwhelmed with all I need to do and more in control! So Halloween ATC's and finish the kits at the store for my Sonoma class of tomorrow. Tomorrow teaching, Friday ATC swap and enjoying a nice evening with Stephane. Saturday it's the 1st official day of hunting....

Enjoy your Wednesday!

Big hugs
Stéphanie xx

Friday, October 24, 2008

Fall and Xmas Junk swap on Bad Girls, Scrapbox Charity event and wishing you a lovely w-end!!

Here is a sneak peak of what I got for the swap... a few more items to add, I hope that the Antique store that I have located will have seasonal elements for me to buy to add! All my lace is perfectly rapped and attached with the pearl pin! it's looks amazing... and it got me thinking to maybe sell some on Etsy... lets see if I can add that to my busy plate!

Enjoy your w-end, make sure that if you live in the Ottawa region and you do not have any thing plan to stop at the Scrapbox and contribute to a fabulous cause Scrapping with Cancer! The 501st Star Wars Legion will be present from noon to 6pm to take pictures! My best-friend Magali, Maxime and Loic are even coming down from MTL to join the event! Maxime couldn't refuse this opportunity to have his picture taken with the boys!!!!

Stéphanie xx

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"All Fall All Boy" Fancy Pants Class at the Scrapbox!

This lovely one page LO featuring the "All Fall" line from Fancy Pants, this layout is for all you Ladies with little boys (or big boys who used to be little) and would love to scrap their beautiful little faces and big eyes! Fall in love with them all over again! You will learn to layer... not just papers, but transparencies and embellishments!

Date: Thurs Nov 27 at 6pm - 9pm
Fee: $30 and for member $27
Call 613-745-2215 or reply to this email to sign up!

Hugs and goodnight!

Stéphanie xx

Monday, October 20, 2008

Glitz and Glam!

The 3 of us got together Saturday night for a night of pure fun!
Katie got lost on her way to the meeting point and Laurie and me went and rescue her in Hull at the Casino, not sure how she made it there...!

We started our night at the restaurant Milestones in the market - Amazing food!!! See pictures bellow! Then ended up at one of my colleagues Kenji Private Club(members only) and I was lucky enough to get us in! We had a fabulous time and enjoyed the most delectable drinks ever...but the one that was our favorite was the Caramel Candy Apple Martini (see recipe bellow)!

We finished up our evening at the hotel for a night of giggle and girl talk!

And for you special Drink lovers.... here is the recipe for the
Caramel Candy Apple Martini!

1 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Butterscotch Schnapps
1 oz Sour Apple Liqueur
1 oz Cranberry Juice (if desired!)

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake firmly and pour into a cocktail glass. Serve.
What a amazing girl drink!!!! Like Katie said like Magic on your tongue! It starts with the flavor of the apples and then it's all about the Butterscotch! What a perfect combination! We dance and giggle, it was a perfect night! A special Thanks to Kenji for being a wonderfull host!
Have a great week!
Make sure to watch Rogers TV Chanel 22 in Ottawa, today either at 11ham, 3, 5 or 11pm~!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Scrapbox's First Annual Halloween Charity Event

At the Store, on Sat Oct 25 starting at 12pm up to 6pm!
The 501st Legion (aka Star Wars Bad Guys in costume!) have volunteered their time and specialized props and equipment to help raise funds for a very special cause "Scrapping with Cancer" at The Scrapbox Studio!

We here at The Scrapbox would like to invite you to come on down and support us in our efforts to give children afflicted with cancer a way to deal with the difficult journey back to full health!

So they have agreed to join us from noon until 6pm in our own Scrapbox Studio to have their picture taken with any and all who wish it for a small fee. These fees will be given in its entirety to 'Scrappin with Cancer'. Neither the 501st, nor The Scrapbox, will be receiving any of the "picture taking funds" collected during this event. All will be forwarded to Brody and to creating his Scrapbooking Kits.
There are many ways you can join in on this very fun event and support us on Sat, Oct 25. Please read on for more info or call us at 613-745-2215. We would be happy to answer your questions.

Thank you!
PS Jenn will be featured on Rogers TV at 11am on Monday make sure to watch it! I know that she will be talking about upcoming classes and the fun raising event with the 501st Legion. I was lucky enough to met some and have my picture taken with the boys! They are a really amazing group! Stephane is planing to join the local Legion and is currently working on finishing his costume!!! He just can't wait!

Basic Grey "Granola" Scrap Quilt at the Scrapbox!

This class will be on Friday November 21 at 6pm! Make sure to call the store if you are interested! We will be using Papers and a *full pack of rub-ons* from Basic Grey's Granola line as well as products from Tim Holtz, 7 Gypsies, Prima Flowers and Doodlebug!
You will also get the hanger from Ikea for free, however this project can be modified to be in a shadow box or even in your 12 X 12 layout album!

Enjoy the end of your weekend!
Stéphanie xx

Monday, October 13, 2008

Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend!

What a great w-end it was!
  • Enjoy a short visit with my dad before he left for Paris to get a achievement award... really cool ~ Congrats daddy!
  • Enjoy a nice diner with my mom, good quality time during the full w-end and some shopping too...! (1 size down in my pants size, really Happy about that!)
  • Seeing my best friend Magali and Maxime on Sunday and taking a tones of autumn pictures the 4 of us (always good for some scrapbooking!!! *** new picture material***)
  • Having the pleasure of seining my Godson Loic, he is the sweetest little boy ever, baked me a cake (with play dought) and singing me happy b-day, the full song and he is 3! Also having the pleasure to enjoy a gran concerto of him singing "Frère Jacques" and playing it on the piano (OK the good tempo but really not the good notes, but hey.... it was amazing!)
Enjoy a few photos on me of our fun time in the fields!
Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy your family time and if you are not eating Turkey or pumpkin pie, just do like us... bacon and eggs!!! ;)

Stéphanie xx

Yes.... wearing my favorite shirt! Love the big buttons and the funky sleeves!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

It has ended today! Entry for Bad Girls class 5

It was a ectic day and I wanted to post this before but wasn't able until then!
This was my entry for class #5, color psychology.

I added the natural elements and was really happy with my layout in general, but Katie and my self were cut today from the competition. I guess something bigger and better will come soon for us!!!! Good luck to the other ladies!

Have a wonderful evening and Happy Thanksgiving!
Stéphanie xx

Friday, October 10, 2008

Making Memories "Fa La La" Acrylic Album at the Scrapbox!

The long awaited Second Acrylic Album class is now up for registration at the Scrapbox! Using the "Fa La La" line from Making Memories as well as Fancy Pants stamps, Staz-On Ink, Acrylic Paints and a tone of embellishments... this gorgeous album will be cherished for years to come during the special time of Christmas.

We have 2 classes to offer! You can call the store at 613-745-2215 to register either for the Friday Nov 7 - from 6pm to 9pm or Sat Nov 22 from 1pm to 4pm !

Class Fee: $45 - For Scrapbox Member: $40

Enjoy your long w-end and happy Thanksgiving!


Stéphanie xx