Monday, March 30, 2009

~Saying Goodbye~

Hey Everyone... Nancy here... I wanted to take a minute to let you know that I am leaving my job at the Scrapbook Pantry. My last day of work will be April 2nd. I have met so many amazing people during my 14 months at the store and have learned so much about the scrapbooking/paper crafting industry.

I will be stopping by the store regularly as a customer as the Scrapbook Pantry is my favourite paper crafting shop! So perhaps this isn't "goodbye"... but "see ya around" instead.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

~Scrap Within Reach~

A "new-to-us" company arrived at our door last week... Scrap Within Reach has some great new designs. We are carrying Afternoon Tea, Industrial Park and The Cottage.

~Mom & Me Dinner & A Movie~

We still have space in our Mom & Me Dinner and A Movie coming up on Saturday, March 28th! If you would like to spend some crafty time with your kids, please join us on Saturday! The cost is $25 per person and includes an individual sized pizza for each person as well as a drink of your choice. We will have some kid friendly movies playing on the big screen TV as well.

Mom & Me Dinner and a Movie starts at 4pm and is geared for kids aged 6 to 12.

If you're interested, please pop by the store or call us at (403)455-1558 to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

~Upsy Daisy!~

Another beautiful Canadian company has graced our shelves! This time it's Upsy Daisy from BC. We brought in four of their lines.... all doublesided!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

~Piggy Tales~

Two new lines from Piggy Tales are now on our shelves... we love them, and hope you do too!

Monday, March 2, 2009

~Black River Designs~

Hi Everyone... Black River Designs arrived at the store! We love this Canadian company!!!

Two beautiful lines from them are on our shelves!!

Friday, February 27, 2009

~Some Photos of March Class Samples~

For your viewing enjoyment.... photos of some of the March class samples!

Visit the Classes page on our website for information on dates!

Krista's Kid's Class

Sandra's Circular Flip Book

Sharon's Card Class

Nancy's Card Class


~Canadian Scrapbooker Has Arrived~

The latest issues of Canadian Scrapbooker are now on the shelves at the Scrapbook Pantry. We have both the Spring 2009 edition as well as the Canadian Scrapbooker Basics 3.


Thursday, February 26, 2009

~Scrapbook Pantry Classes~

I am wondering what it is that *you* are looking for in classes at the Pantry... cards? pages? albums? altered art? 3D items???

Tell me what kinds of classes you would like to see and give me some details... don't just say "pages".... tell me what about "pages" you want us to teach!


~It's Time For a SALE~

We realized that it's been a little while since we've had a sale at the Pantry..... and that's just not right!!

From Thursday February 26th until Saturday February 28th you will receive an extra 15% off all merchandise in the store (excluding kits). That means an extra 15% off the sale wall. 25% off if you bring in your membership bag (or if you remind us you are a member who hasn't gotten a bag yet). 40% off if you have saved your birthday email to spend at the end of February. 30% off if you're in the store for a class!

A great way stock up on cardstocks, papers, embellishments.... and good reason to pick up that more expensive item you've had your eye on!

This sale does not extend to any items you would be ordering on these dates... only for items already in the store.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

~Some More New Stuff In The Store!~

I LOVE embellishments and am so excited to see these new products on our shelves!
These are great packages of chipboard shapes by Pebbles Inc... and we just love the "chip bags" they come in!

And these are two different products... the top rows are Droplets by Kaiser Craft... self adhesive flat circles. The bottom rows are Candy Dots by Pebbles Inc... self adhesive rounded dots. Both come in some really neat colours

Also new on our shelves...
*Dove Blender Pens, Nibs and Refills
*ATG Adhesive Applicator and Gold Refills
*Sakura Quickie Glue Pens

Lots of good reasons to come visit us!


~Bisous is Here!~

We are very excited to show off the first of some new Canadian product we picked up while at CHA. Bisous (pronounced BEE ZOO) has some beautiful papers and stickers as well as a very intriguing product called PDQ.

We brought in one line of papers for Mother's Day and Father's Day A beautiful line of wedding papers
We also brought in two of their lines of PDQ double sided papers. These papers are almost a scrapbook page on their own... add a little of your own flair and you'll have a layout done Pretty Darn Quick!!


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

~New Magazines Arrived~

We had a box arrive with the latest issues of three of your favourite magazines....

~Rusty Pickle Class~

Lance made it to Calgary safe and sound on Tuesday afternoon after a wrong turn at Fort MacLeod... he was late, but the ladies in his class this afternoon did a little shopping, a little nibbling and a lotta chatting and had a pretty good time while waiting for him.
Lance has taught at some of the biggest events in North America including CHA and Creating Keepsakes University.... and of course, we can now add the Scrapbook Pantry to his resume.
We were thrilled to have him at the store today to teach two awesome projects to our customers.

Thanks for helping us welcome Lance, aka Mr. Pickle to Calgary!!


~Rusty Pickle Product~

Lance from Rusty Pickle arrived this afternoon and brought our Rusty Pickle order with him... We have two lines from Rusty Pickle now on the shelves at the store
First is School Daze

And then we have Rock Star

And here's the display of it all together. Remember that all of these papers are double-sided!!


Monday, February 23, 2009

~Rusty Pickle~

Just a quick reminder that we have a few spots still available for both the 1pm and the 6pm classes with Lance from Rusty Pickle for February 24th. We had really hoped to have a large number of students to show Lance how excited we are to have him here.

If you are interested, please call the store at (403)455-1558 asap to reserve your spot.

And remember.... no Pantry Membership is required for these classes!!

The Rusty Pickle product that we ordered at CHA will be arriving with Lance tomorrow and Crystal and I hope to get it out on the shelf quickly!!!!


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

~Paper Loft Photos~

Hey all... came straight home and resized these two photos I took with my Phone at the store today.... you'll have to come in to see Paper Loft in all of it's glory!


~Paper Loft Has Arrived~

We received an order from The Paper Loft today with three lines... Cosmic, Back Country and Winter Wonderland. These are some beautiful papers and embellishments!!!! Unfortunately, I can't find a link for these new lines anywhere online.... will have to take some photos instead!


Thursday, February 12, 2009

~Yes, We Did Get to Disneyland~

After our failed attempt at Disneyland on the Saturday, we tried again on the Monday after a full day on the convention floor. We thought that the park would be open until 11pm, but alas.... winter hours... was only open until 8pm. We ended up with about 4 hours at Disney so we made the most of it...

On the tram... take 2! Will it really be the happiest place on earth??

Surprisingly, they actually let Allison in this time... I thought for sure her picture would be up at the gate after all of the misbehaving on our last trip to Disney

Don't ever ask Allison to hold your camera for you... lots of pictures like this on my camera! Christy and I were both cold in our sweaters when we got to Disneyland so we stopped at the first store we found to buy sweaters to wear over our sweaters. Who knew California was so cold??

I loved the Buzz Lightyear ride. Christy and I were in a car on our own but for whatever reason, the email photo never arrived. Crystal and Allison look so serious!!!

I'm not sure how it happened, but I made the decision to go on Space Mountain with Allison and Christy. I am really not a ride person, but I knew that if I didn't do it on this trip, I would probably never do it. I wasn't nearly as nervous as I thought I would be... and I ended up having a fantastic time on that ride! I could have done it over and over again!!!

We only got to do five rides (Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones, Buzz Lightyear, Space Mountain and Thunder Mountain) but it was a great taste of the Magic Kingdom. And now, I wanna go back.....


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

~This Just In~

We've added a new feature to our website... check out the "What's New" tab to see when new products arrive in the store.

Since you're here, I'll tell you that Graphic45 arrived today... the new line we picked up is called Communique. Check it out!


Monday, February 9, 2009

~March Classes~

The March class list has been published on the website.... please take a look!

~It Was An Early Morning....~

We worked hard on the weekend to get the store rearranged and back together again. Truth be told, the classroom was a complete disaster this morning, but the front of the store was looking really really good! We not only had to have it ready for customers, but ready for TV as well!
We had a lot of fun with Jill and Rob from CityTV Calgary's Breakfast Television this morning. They both made it so easy for those of us who aren't used to be on TV all the time...
What a neat view in front of our store as the sun was rising in the East.... I think all the guys heading in to Cloverdale Paint early this morning were wondering what the heck was going on... was it newsworthy?? Teehee.

Sharon, Krista and I all got to do crafty segments with Jill and Allison and Christy did a little crafting and a little talking about the cool new products coming from several manufacturers.

I am still a little in disbelief that we were all on TV this morning... we had a lot of fun despite the nervous butterflies!

A big thank you to Allison for her hand in getting the Scrapbook Pantry all of this wonderful television exposure!!!


Thursday, February 5, 2009

~Scrapbook Pantry Contest~

We've decided to have a fun little contest at the store.... everyone who signs up to take either of the Rusty Pickle classes with Lance will have their name entered to win dinner with Lance on February 24th! The Scrapbook Pantry will buy the two of you plus one lucky staff member dinner!

What fun!


~We're Going To Be On TV!!~

BTOur good friend Allison Orthner has arranged to do her monthly Breakfast Television (CityTV) scrapbooking segment at the Scrapbook Pantry on Monday, February 9th!! There will be a total of five segments, shot live at the Pantry between 6 and 10am!! Allison will be talking about what she loved about CHA (the big tradeshow we were all at) and three of the staff will be doing Valentines Day inspired demos.


Now, we need your help! We would love to have some customers in our store on Monday morning... we're opening early.... and I mean EARLY!! We're talking the doors will open at 6am!

Anyone who joins us between 6 and 10am will receive a little present from us as a thank you as well as 25% off all regular priced merchandise (excluding kits). You'll also be treated to a little sneak preview of many of the new products we ordered at CHA!

If you can't join us, we hope you'll set your VCR or PRV to record us... or watch it live if you can!

But remember, you're not allowed to laugh at us!!

If you're reading this blog and you're from out of town, you can still catch us if you have Bell ExpressVu... channel 246!


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

~Rusty Pickle Evening Class~

This is the evening class that Lance is teaching at the store. The paper starts out as black and white and you will be altering it during the class.
This class is on Tuesday, February 24th at 6:00pm at the store... space is limited to reserve your spot now by popping in to the store or calling us at (403)455-1558 with your credit card information.

And remember.... no membership is required for this class!!! The cost of this class is $50


~Rusty Pickle Daytime Class~

As promised, some photos of the classes with Lance. This is the photo that they supplied us with for the Daytime class.... sorry it's a little small, but if you click on it, it will pop up bigger on your screen... of course you can come in to the store to see this awesome Pop-Up Album any time!
The information the sheet says that participants should bring the following items with them... Adhesive, Tacky Tape, Scissors, Old Scissors, Paper Piercer, Craft Knife, Scoring Tool, Trimmer, Anywhere Hole Punch, Standard Hole Punch, Crop-A-Dile (if you have one).

This class is on Tuesday, February 24th at 1:00pm at the store... space is limited to reserve your spot now by popping in to the store or calling us at (403)455-1558 with your credit card information.

And remember.... no membership is required for this class!!! Cost for this class is $40


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

~Rusty Pickle Classes~

Some more information on the Rusty Pickle Classes we have have scheduled with Lance on February 24th... Please note that a Scrapbook Pantry Membership is NOT required to sign up for these classes!!!!

Daytime class....1pm.... a great coil bound book with a wonderful surprise at the end. The cost is $40

Evening class....6pm.... a fun book created in black and white with colour accents added by you. The cost is $50

Monday, February 2, 2009

~Do you *LOVE* Monday Night Class Kits?~

Do you just love the kits from but find that once you buy one it sits and sits waiting for just the right time to make it?

We have something new at the Pantry to encourage you to get busy on those kits!

On February 2nd and 9th, join Christy Riopel at the Pantry to work on your kits!! There is no cost to come in and play in our classroom... the only catch is, you have to work on kits!

Drop in to the store or phone us (403-455-1558) to sign up!


Saturday, January 31, 2009

~New For the Stampers~

We found a new stamp company while we were in Anaheim at CHA and after chatting with one of the designers (Cami Turnbow) and doing a make and take, we decided they would be great in our store. The company is called Our Craft Lounge.

An interesting tidbit... Marianne Walker who is the Product Specialist at Copic Markers has designed the stamps for this new company.

Take a look at some of the samples they had on display...

They also sell some beautiful glitters and some wonderful fluff.... as well as a new product called Sparkle Fluff.

We are looking forward to these new stamp sets arriving in our store!!