Scrapendipity : scrap·en·dip·i·ty

The gift of making fortunate discoveries by accident, a talent for making discoveries while searching for other things.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Fun Friday with Pam

This is the continuation from last weeks Pocket Letter HERE
Now that I have some elements done, I have backed the cards with a sturdy card stock. Then I cut them carefully apart on the pencil lines. As you can see this immediately gives a different perspective. I can now see which cards will need some more details added in. I can do this with graphics, words, stamps, paint, really whatever I feel will suit the look I am after.
This is before I put it in the sleeve. It is okay, but not done yet.

This is the final letter, I added a hand made 3-D 'WINTER' banner to the top, tag to the side and ribbons along the punched edge. As well as more detail and graphics to the individual cards. NOTE: to send this in an envelope, I will undo the knots as they add unnecessary bulk. The recipient can tie them when she gets it. Also I will be stuffing the back with notes and goodies once I know who my swap out partner is.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017


For Santa Stamp HERE
12 x 12 Road Trip Pack HERE
Bo Bunny On this day 12 x 12 HERE

G45 Fairy Dust Magic Wishes HERE
G45 Fairy Dust Moonlit Bloom HERE
G45 Fairy Dust Dreamland HERE
G45 Fairy Dust HERE
 G45 Collectors Edition HERE

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Make and Take with Holly December 14

Happy Monday ladies.  What great weather, you would never know we are coming up on the middle of Dec. 
This Thursday will be the last of our Christmas cards.  Next week we will make a New Years card. 
This week we will use a technique we used once before, stamping on the embossing folder. 
I used crystal stickles on the sides of my trees but I will have you do that at home.
Email hollyth@shaw .ca to sign up for 10am, 11am noon 2pm, 3pm, 4pm or 5pm.
Remember your adhesive and a travel mug for coffee. 

Beyond Copics 101 with Shari January 17

It's a new year and many of you are wanting to take your Copic coloring to the next level.  If you loved what you learned in the Copics Basic class, or are just wanting to learn to blend and color with your own Copic collection, or maybe it's been awhile since you picked up your pens, then this is the class for you.  In this class Shari will show you how to blend whites for polar bears, and you will get to practice, practice, practice your color blending with all three cards.   You will be coloring three adorable images including a cute Stamping Bella, an Art Impressions penguin stack, and a cute Elizabeth Crafts polar bear card.  It's never too early to start making those Christmas cards!

Date - Wednesday, January 17

Time - 6 - 8:30 pm

Cost - $30 for all three cards

Prismacolor Pencils Only Class with Shari January 21


Are you looking for a new coloring medium and just happen to have a set of Prismacolor Premier Pencils just laying around collecting dust?  Or did you buy the Prismacolor pencils to use with your Copic colored images, and now want to learn how to color with just the pencils?  If you answered yes to either of these questions, then Shari is going to be back in January teaching you to use your Prismacolor pencils to make three beautiful cards!!!  You'll be coloring an adorable Penny Black image on Kraft paper, a Stamping Bella image on Mi-Teintes paper, and finally Shari has listened to your requests and has designed a sympathy card using a Penny Black image.  Come and join in the fun!
Class limit is set at 12 only, so don't delay in signing up for this class.
Date - Sunday, January 21
Time - 12 noon to 4 pm
Cost - $30 for three cards

Friday, December 8, 2017

Fun Friday with Pam

Where do You draw your ideas and inspiration from?
Like most Scrapbookers, I am always on the look out for a spark to launch into the next project. This 'blueprint' started with the idea, that I would scrapbook a series of photos I have snapped on my phone recently.
 I am one of those people without skills that will run to every window or deck around the house to get a photo of the moon. The full moon calls to me. I will pull over on the side of the road to try to capture its essence too. I never got them into a printer from my phone. I really did have every intention of doing a layout. However, this is what happened.
A trip to pinterest for the multiple mood board ideas.
I LOVE Pocket letters, I love the way they go together, the way they look, everything about them! The moon photo had so many layers of blue that I was searching for to launch from. This is a pocket letter beginnings post. The theme for this swap I am hosting at 'Paper Traders mail Art Group' is 'Winter'.
For the background I chose a paper placemat that suited the color pallet I needed. It doesn't matter that I am winter themed, but using a flower background. I cut it to work as a solid piece for the beginnings basically 8-1/2" x 10-1/2". You can see that I gridded it off into ATC size sections. This will help to position some of the elements before I cut them apart into individual cards.
Next I added some stamping and embossing for the background. Also gathered and made different elements that will be on the final work.
I used a crafters workshop 'aspen' template to get the tree outlines. Along with the cut off pieces from the placemat. The colors will match perfectly.  Then I fussy cut them and added inks for a more real looking treeline.
Check back next Friday to see how the end project came together!
See more of my pocket letters photos and tips HERE HERE HERE
Thanks Pinterest and Pinners!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


Vintage Winter Stamp HERE
Snowflake Die HERE
Village Die HERE
Round Snowflake Die HERE
Snowflake Swirl Die HERE
Flip Pockets HERE
Keepsake Envelopes HERE
Cherry Lynn Metal Snipers HERE

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Make and Take with Holly December 7

Happy Monday Ladies.  Welcome to December.   Red plaid and sleds,what is more Winter than that? Come out to our make and take this week and make one or two of this cute simple Christmas card.  Enjoy a cup of coffee a treat and great company.
Email to sign up for 10am 11am noon 2pm 3pm 4pm or 5pm.
Remember your adhesive and a travel mug for coffee.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Fun Friday with Pam

Two of my favourite little people at Comicon this year. I didn't get to see them, but the Mom generously shares her photos with the Grandmother scrapper!
I used these cut outs from a package of Pillsbury cookie mix to embellish!
Thanks Pinterest and Pinners for sharing

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Color of Puppies Boy stamp HERE
Boy Matching Die HERE
Color of Puppies Girl Die HERE
Rocking Horse Die HERE
8.5 x 5.75 photo album HERE
12 x 12 brown photo album HERE

12 x 12 faux suede photo album HERE

12 x 12 teal photo album HERE

Tattered Lace Magazine #41 is in stock! HERE
The FREE gift this month is the Mini Jigsaw and we have six fabulous projects to show you just how versatile and fun a mini jigsaw can be.
 The shaker card made up of jigsaw pieces is inspired!
This magazine is full of fun projects and ideas. Read more about it HERE

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208 3400 14th St NW Northmount Plaza (facing Chelsea St) Calgary, Alberta
See google directions HERE