Monday, May 31, 2010


Good Monday Morning!

I'm delighted to announce that we have some new talent joining The TOWNSCRAPPER SCRAPETTES! Sending a big WELCOME to our new Blog Managers, DANIELLE and ROBIN and Senior Scrapettes, DAWN and DONNA!! Why not drop by their BLOGS? You'll definitely be inspired by their FAB work and it will be an opportunity to get an idea of the super summer of scrumptious crafting we have in store for you!

Unfortunately, the introduction of our new Blog Managers means that we must bid farewell to our current Blog Managers. LEAH has been a dream to work with; we will all miss her seemingly endless supply of energy and enthusiasm! Thank you Leah, please drop by the blog from time-to time. MARIA, I'm happy to share, is not leaving us....she is stepping-down as Blog Manager, but remains a Scrapette, YAY! We are also saying goodbye to Scrapettes, KIM and KYLIE! Ladies, it's been a pleasure working alongside such talent. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavours!

There is still plenty of time to participate in this week's SKETCH CHALLENGE at THE TOWNSCRAPPER HERE to check-out all the details!!

Wishing everyone a wonderful week,


Friday, May 28, 2010


Good Morning!

It's another beautiful morning here, in Southern Ontario!  We've been spoiled this week in terms of weather.  Has summer arrived?  Hope you've been enjoying some wonderful weather, in your neck-of-the-woods.

Today, I'm excited to share the latest TownScrapper Challenge with you.  This week our stupendous Scrapette Maria has created a sensational sketch to assist in getting those creative juices flowing!  Why not play along? 

This week one lucky challenge participant (chosen at random) will receive the adorable Victoria Case, TownScrapper exclusive duo Zeke and Lola.  Click HERE for all the CHALLENGE DETAILS.

I decided to work with "The Wedding Couple" this week...thought they made a sweet wedding anniversary image.

Card Details:

  • stamps-The Wedding Couple created by Victoria Case for The TownScrapper, sentiment is My Favorite Things

The couple was printed on Neenah cardstock and coloured with Prisma pencil crayons and odourless mineral spirits.  The sentiment was inked-up with VersaFine Onyx Black.

  • patterned design paper-October Afternoon
  • flowers-Prima
  • flower centres-We R Memory Keepers brads
  • charm-unknown obtained from Phebe, TheTownScrapper
  • ribbon-unknown


One last note, the TOWNSCRAPPER DESIGN TEAM CALL is now closed.  Thank you to the MANY applicants!!  Please stayed tuned to meet our new members....CAN'T WAIT!!


Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Ok folks, I know it's been awhile since my last post.  I'm finding it quite challenging to say the least, to get my act together.  Little Matthew is 4 months old now and growing like a weed.  He is most definitely my easiest to care for.  It is the care of my older two boys that is more demanding and eating up a good amount of my precious crafting/posting ME time.  ;)  Any suggestions for retaining one's sanity while childrearing? :)

My first bit of exciting information is that The TownScrapper is now in search of additional Design Team Members!!! 

We are a growing Canadian stamp company carrying many popular stamp lines, (including Magnolia, CC Designs, Magnolia, My Favorite Things, Motivet, Whiff of Joy, Wags 'n Whiskers, CC Designs, The Greeting Farm, Kraftin' Kimmie, Hanna, High Hopes, Scrapmagasinet) along with our very own line of rubber stamps, illustrated by Victoria Case, and, of course, a blog! We are looking for Senior Design Team members, who have a passion for paper crafts, and rubber stamps ! Your coloring of stamped images should be your strength - whether it's with Copics, or watercolor, or any other medium. Previous Design Team experience is not necessary, but would be an asset. We welcome international applicants. You should have an active blog (post at least 3 times per week).

We will be taking submissions starting immediately, until all positions are filled (so, the sooner you apply, the better your chances!). We are currently expanding our design team. So, if you are ready to become a part of a growing stamping and paper crafts company, we want to hear from you!

As a senior member of our Design Team, you will be asked to:

-Create 4 projects a month (using stamps carried by The Townscrapper), by participating in weekly blog challenges, and provide high-quality digital images of these projects to our Blog Managers.
-You may be asked to work with digital images.
-Mail two of your cards/month to Phebe at the Townscrapper, in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
-Contribute a minimum of one (papercraft) tutorial (with photos and detailed instructions) per 6-month term, and one simple"tip or trick" per month
-Participate in Blog Hops, to promote release of new stamps, approximately every 2-3 months.
-On a weekly basis, help promote/advertise The Townscrapper on your personal blog and to any message boards where appropriate.
-Provide quality scans/photographs of all projects as well as posting any related tips/tricks
-Have an active blog presence on your own personal blog (posts at least 3 times per week)
-Commit to a 6-month term beginning immediately

To apply, please send the following information to Kimmer, Design Team Co-Ordinator at:
--Link to your online gallery and blog
--Provide full contact information - name, phone number, email address, and location
--Submit a short paragraph or two of why you want to be one of our designers
--List your current DT/designer/site commitment(s)

As a Senior Design Team member for The Townscrapper, you will receive:

  •  25% discount off the regular price of anything purchased from The Townscrapper
  •  50% off one item per month
  •  One free rubber stamp per month
  •  The experience of working with one of the best stamp companies in the world! ;)
We look forward to seeing your beautiful creations. Good luck!!

The Townscrapper website is currently under construction. Online shopping will be available soon! In the interim, orders are welcome via email ( or telephone (519-882-0623).

We are also in the final days of our FLOWERS and LACE TownScrapper challenge.  One lucky challenge participant will win a TownScrapper Victoria Case exclusive Birthday Sophie Stamp!  Please click HERE for a peek at the Scrapettes' challenge samples and all the participants' gorgeous creations to date...

Have a terrific week!


Sunday, May 16, 2010

New SKETCH Challenge at The TownScrapper!

Good Evening ALL!

It's been busy this weekend, in our home, with family and friends helping us celebrate our little one's Baptism.  We always have a wonderful time at get-togethers and this occasion was no exception.  Can't wait until our next family gathering in July!

This week we continue our Mother-Daughter showcase at The TownScrapper with the DYNAMIC FAIRBAIRN DUO.  Check out their fabulous creations HERE!

On Friday, our latest challenge was announced.  We encourage you to share with us your take on this sketch

created by Nikki Fairbairn.  A challenge particpant will be randomly chosen to receive C.C. Design's adorable Bumblebee Hansel

Click HERE for all the challenge specifics.

I chose to ink-up darling Lola for my challenge creation this week.

 Card Details:
  • stamps-Lola created by Victoria Case exclusively for The TownScrapper, sentiment is My Favorite Things
Lola was stamped with StazOn Jet Black and painted with Peerless Watercolour Sheets.  Shine was added to her hair and purse using Judy Kins Diamond Glaze.  Crystal Stickles was placed on Lola's eyelids and toenails for a little sparkle.
  • design paper-Cosmo Cricket
  • cardstock-Bazzill
  • die cuts-Spellbinders' Nesties
  • flowers-Prima
  • buttons-red and green BoBunny, yellow unknown
  • paper ribbon-BasicGrey
  • scrapper's floss-Karen Foster
  • shoe charm-unknown
  • bling-rhinestones by KAISERscrapbook
Phew, that was a list and a half!  Can you believe ALL of these terrific supplies were obtained from PHEBE, THE TOWNSCRAPPER?!  PHEBE is located in Petrolia, ON, CANADA and SHIPS WORLDWIDE

Have a super week, hope to post again before Friday!


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Rainy Tuesday Night Post

Well, I've managed to find some time to post a card tonight!  The card below is one I created for my little guys to give Nanny for Mother's Day.  My Mom (and Dad) has helped us out in so many different ways.  My boys have spent a lot of time with both my Mom and Dad and they are very close to them both.  I thought this My Favorite Things stamp set was a perfect choice for their card to her.  I'm quite certain that Mom wonders how she can achieve a little peace and tranquility when the boys are around.

Card Details:
  • stamp-My Favorite Things, sentiments are modified MFT
The stamps were inked-up with Staz On Jet Black and coloured with peerless transparent watercolour sheets and watercolour pencils.  Sparkle was added using Diamond and Waterfall Stickles.  Distressing was created with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink.
  • patterned design paper-Bo Bunny Kitchen Spice collection
  • cardstock-Core'dinations and unknown 
  • flowers-Prima
  • flower centres-We R Memory Keepers brads and Making Memories brads
  • ribbon-The Paper Studio assorted ribbon jar
Most of the supplies used to create this card (stamps, inks, paper, flowers and brads) were obtained from Phebe at The TownScrapper

Have a great evening,


It's a Rainy Tuesday...Perfect for Crafting!!

Hello!  Hope you're having a good day.  It's a rainy day today, a great day for crafting :o).  I hope to get a few projects started this afternoon, if the boys co-operate ;).

I was able to complete a couple of cards for Mother's Day and hope to share them with you at some point this week.  Today however, I will need to work on my TownScrapper DT project for our next challenge...but it's a secret.  Speaking of TownScrapper challenges, have you checked out this week's FUN challenge?  The current challenge involves incorporating the colours pink and purple in your design.  Click HERE to obtain all the challenge deets and to grab a glimpse of the Scrapettes' fantastic creations!

The start of a new week at The TownScrapper means the introduction of another Mother-DaughterTeam's crafty designs.  Take a look at the FAB work of Nikki and her daughter Zoe, HERE.

Wishing you a wonderful week,


Monday, May 3, 2010


It's Monday folks, the day we promised to announce all the WINNERS assciated with THE TOWNSCRAPPER'S recent BLOG HOP!  We Scrapettes had a lot of fun showcasing our Victoria Case TownScrapper exclusive stamps during the 2 week Blog Hop and hope you enjoyed viewing our creations!  Were you able to share in the fun by particpating in our GIRLIE-THEMED extended challenge?  We loved and were in awe of all of the participants' fabulous crafty creations!!  Take a look at the exciting CHALLENGE we have in store for you this week at The TOWNSCRAPPER, HERE....

Now, on to the names of the lucky BLOG HOP WINNERSLauretta has won the Girlie Challenge and her choice of one Victoria Case stamp.  Jacilynn and Sugar have won the Blog Hop Commenter prize. Each has won one Victoria Case stamp of their choice.  Blog Hop Grand Prize winner is Patricia.S.  The winner of my Scrapette Surprise Package(pictured above) is BOBBI.  Would you please leave me a comment with your e-mail address so I can send your package to you?  Thank you to all the wonderful participants and CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners!

I would also like to remind you of our extra-special Monday Showcases during the month of May.  This month we are showcasing the work of  Mother-Daughter Teams!!  Today Phebe (FAB owner of the TownScrapper) and her DELIGHTFUL daughter Katrina are sharing their wonderful talents!  Check out all the excitement , HERE!

Hoping to post a few of my lastest cards this week, please stay tuned!


Saturday, May 1, 2010



Yesterday a new Challenge was introduced at The TownScrapper.  Our Scrapette Ann has provided the wonderful sketch for this week's challenge.  Why not take part in the FUN??  Check out ANN'S sketch, our talented Design Team Members' interpretations of the sketch and find out all the details HERE!  A fabulous VICTORIA CASE stamp will be awarded randomly to one of the lucky challenge participants!!

Remember to visit The TownScrapper Blog this MONDAYto find out who were this past week's Blog Hop winners and discover the name of the Hop's GRAND PRIZE WINNER!  I will also be announcing the recipient of my Scrapette Surprise Package that day.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Until Monday,