Saturday, December 31, 2011

The last word is Tim's

Well - as you have probably gathered, we are BIG Tim Holtz fans here at Skribbles and Scraps. Oh did I say BIG? - well I mean GI-NORMOUS fans! So - it's fitting that the last blog of the year is about Tim!

We could barely contain our excitement this week when we found out that Tim is putting the finishing touches on his new book "A Compendium of Curiosities Volume ll."  It will be released at CHA Winter 2012 at the end of January - and we can't wait to get our hands on it!


If you're not familiar with his first "A Compendium of Curiosities" - you're missing out on a technique packed resource that really allows your creative side to shine. Here's what the man himself had to say about his new book...

" just like the first volume, this one is the same format of not being a traditional "how to make" book, but more of a creative field guide.  so for those of you who wished that many of the ideas i share in my videos, blog tutorials, and tag techniques were all in one place - well, that's what these books are all about.  it's also filled with new ideas, tips, and techniques and i'm so excited to finally have it finished and can't wait to share it with you!"

The beauty of a book that is not project-based, is that every time you open it up it's a fresh resource, not a 'been there, done that' kind of book that we all have on our shelves collecting dust. Tim's techniques and tips will get your creative juices flowing in new and exciting ways! Look at it as an investment in the artist in you!

So - if you want to make 2012 your most creative year yet, and want to be inspired every time you turn the page,  give Skribbles and Scraps a call and pre-order Tim's new book "A Compendium of Curiosities Volume ll." If you don't have Tim's first volume, Bob and Cathy will be happy to order that as well. It'll be the next best thing to having Tim in your craft room!

Til next year...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Silent Night

Isaiah 9:6
For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

The staff at Skribbles and Scraps would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family, peace and joy this Christmas season.  

Bob, Jennie and Cathy

Monday, December 19, 2011

Ladies - forward this to the man in your life!

Gentlemen  - first off - we want to thank you for all the support you have given to your wife over this past year in her papercrafting endeavors. Your patience when she disappears through the week to attend classes at Skribbles and Scraps, or the Friday Night Crop, is to be commended. 

You are truly wise men! You are smart enough to know that a night out playing with ink and paper is good therapy, and probably a reasonably priced one at that. 

The reality is, your wife is a lot like you. She too has "tools" that she gets excited about. Dies, punches, heat guns  (I know you have some of these in your shop!) are also words that pique the interest of the papercrafter in your house.  Though some of the names are the same, our tools just look a little bit different than your tools. And like you - she loves to get her hands dirty - but with inks! 

I know that men say that they can never have enough tools....well - we women say the same thing. So, even if all her papercrafting supplies and tools have taken over the house, or you can't move around in her craft room - trust me - she still needs more. 

So - do you want to know what will make your wife very happy on Christmas morning? The same thing that will make you happy - more tools! 

Imagine getting a gift certificate to your favourite tool store.  I know you probably already have a list of what you would buy. Well - she is no different! 

A gift certificate to Skribbles and Scraps presents endless possibilities! Maybe she will use it to buy the newest dies and punches that came into the store.  

Maybe she wants the Vagabond machine from Tim Holtz. You will appreciate this machine - it has a one horsepower motor! Talk about power! We use it with our dies. Ask her about it - it's probably on her wish list.  I know it's on mine! It's a great machine and would make an amazing gift!

Maybe she will want the new Cinch binding tool that Jennie just got in last week, or new storage solutions from Bob or more paper and bling! (I'm guessing you don't have any bling in your shop - your wife will explain what bling is!)

It's easy - just call Bob or Cathy at the store - 519-336-9730. Tell them the value of the gift certificate you would like to purchase - and they will have it ready for you when you come in to pick it up. They can keep it secret - your wife will never know!

So gentlemen - if you are reading this post - it means that the person who forwarded this to you would really love it if you gave them a gift certificate from Skribbles and Scraps for Christmas. It's a slam-dunk! 

Christmas Hours 2011

Well - we are counting down the days until Christmas. I hope you are doing better than I am - I am so far behind, that I may never catch up to Christmas 2011. Christmas 2012 is a more realistic goal some days! LOL!

If you still  need to so some Christmas shopping - here are the Christmas hours for the store:

Dec 23 - 10 - 6   no Crop night
Dec 24 - 10 - 2
Dec 25 - closed
Dec 26 - closed
Dec 27 - 10 - 6
Dec 28 - 10 - 6
Dec 29 - 10 - 6
Dec 30 - 10 - 5 no Crop night
Dec 31 - 10 - 2
Jan 1 - closed
Jan 2 - closed
Jan 3 - regular hours

Happy shopping!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Die - guys

The last time I was in Skribbles and Scraps - I noticed that Bob  and Cathy seem to have an eye - for dies! 

These two "Die -guys" - have ordered some really neat new dies. Here are a few examples. 

Great for cards or scrapbook pages. Dies for all occasions - I love the heart and the square frame!  And - there is even one for a guy-card!  That's a rare find!

So - pop in this week and see what the "Die-guys" have in store for you!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Tim would be proud!

If you have been watching Tim Holtz's blog - you have seen the beautiful tags he has been creating for his 12 Tags of Christmas.  If you have not had time - brew a cup of tea or grab a glass of wine, put your feet up  and check them out! They are packed full of technique - his creativity seems endless!

One of the tools you will often see in his pics - is the Ranger "Heat It Craft Tool". 

This is no ordinary heat gun - it is so quick and quiet! It's great for use with embossing powders - because it doesn't blow the powder off your paper like those other guns. I know - because I have replaced my old gun with this new Ranger gun. It was a smart move! It is so much easier to hold and control where I want the heat.

Here's a little trivia about this heat gun. I understand that it was out of stock for the longest time, because the company that was originally making them could no longer supply them. Another company took on the challenge - but of course everything had to be retooled - so that took time. But the outcome was great - the Ranger Heat It Craft Tool is hotter and quieter than the original gun! 

The other good news is that Skribbles and Scraps now carry them!  And leave it to Jennie - she saw the heat gun and decided it was a blank canvas, waiting to become a piece of art! Check it out - 

I think Tim would be proud! How did she do it?  Ask her when you come in to pick up your new Ranger Heat It Craft Tool. You will need to pick up the new Ranger Alcohol inks as well in your favourite colours - and you too will be ready to create your own masterpiece - a one of a kind piece of art!

Jennie has been busy playing with Tim's Alcohol Inks and she has perfected some very cool techniques.  Trust me - you'll want the Alcohol inks in every colour. Add them to your Christmas list! Hurry in while the colour selection is at it's best!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Time flies!

December 1st already! Where did November go? Does anyone else feel like life is zooming by??

Jennie has been very busy - and has the war wounds to prove it!

Yup - it's broken! What to you want to bet she was moving at warp speed at work when she did this! It figures it's her dominant hand - so she isn't able to do all she wants in her craft room.  For someone as creative as Jennie, you know that means major frustration!

Bob has been busy little elf in his workshop, coming up with more storage solutions to make your crafting life easy and organized.  

You name it - storage for paper, stickles, copics, ink pads, ribbon, smoosh spray - Bob will have a solution for you.

So - if someone has been making comments on the state of your craft room - give them your wish list - and send them to see Bob. Do it soon - Christmas will be here before you know it!