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, March 31, 2017


The newest KIT IS almost READY!
This time Selena has put together a Wild Adventure!
Stay tuned for the latest projects that are being
worked on by our newest designer.
'WILD WHISPER' peeps! More to come soon!! 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Stamp Hoppy Easter HERE
Clear Stickers HERE
On a Whim Ephemera pack HERE
Thicker Phrases HERE
Donut worry alpha stickers HERE
EK Christening HERE
TH sizzix  landscape HERE

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

Monday, March 27, 2017

Page layout with Selena May 6

A little bit of whimsy for this Life in Pictures layout...  
Saturday May 6 @ 11:00 
$37.00 for both pages, all embellishments and paper provided. 
Please call the store to reserve your spot, payment due upon booking. 403-455-6772

Make and Take with Holly March 30

Happy Monday everyone.  This weeks make and take is a fun all occasion card.
  (A lot easier than last week lol.).  Just a bit of die cutting and you will have a beautiful butterfly card for any occasion.

Please email to sign up for 10am 11am noon 2pm 3pm 4pm or 5pm.

Remember your adhesive and a travel mug for your coffee.

3-D Card Class with Holly April 15

Join Holly for another fun 3D card class.  You will create three very different cards.  One for three of the four seasons.  In this class you will receive the heartfelt card kit where you will make one of the three cards and you will have two to take home.
Date:   Sat April 15
Class fee:  $38

Be sure to sign up early as these classes  always fill fast.



Dianne will be teaching you how to watercolor with the very simplest of watercolors! She has never taught using these watercolors before. Simple, fun, and quick to do! We will make 10 cards and will have lots of choices to make them the colors you want! These cards are a bit smaller but oh so cute! They also come in a box, ready to give as a gift or use for yourself!  A set of inexpensive watercolors is all she will be using! A very fun and free flowing class! No experience required!
You will get 10 cards to do,
 but can paint as many as you want, or take the rest home!


DATE: TUESDAY, April 18th
TIME: 5:30

Friday, March 24, 2017

Fun Friday with Pam

This kit was HUGE
I am still working with it!
I feel pretty good about getting the CUBA 2014 photos scrapbooked!
 More Tourist Tales.....
Remember I robbed the inside of this one? The opening is covered now,
 and this paper has done double duty!
This double page is not the prettiest layout.
It does however tell a 'vacation' story that needs to be told. We must look like shady folk. Because we are often approached to buy something on the sly. Steve is always up for an adventure. I tend to hang back. That is what this layout tells the story of!
You can see that the paper combination is pretty, but just a little to contrasting. And the photos for this layout are very busy. In order to bring it all together I assembled just the background sheets. NOTE: the basket weave paper is one sheet, cut in half along the center weave line, then the dark brown cardstock. The blue cardstock is just the joiner strip.
I used a roller to apply the gesso to the stamp. Remember, you are building a background, so just stamp at will. NOTE: Clean your roller and stamp as soon as you are done stamping. You might want to use a soft toothbrush.  If you cannot do this immediately, make sure to pop them into a bucket of water to soak. The gesso will dry quickly if you do not!
 I challenged myself to use some of the Washi tape from this kit
I secured all the photos down with glue, then used washi tape on all the corners to make it look like I just grabbed them at random and taped them on.
This is the journal inset.
NOTE: Washi tape can be selective as to what it sticks to. Test for grab first! If it is easy release, you can use it to reposition pieces you are not sure of
A girl can always dream of a Beach Wedding
The title for this one is in the photos.
Marry Me - Again - Here 
This was a photo of an actual gazebo on the beach.
It had a bright red {ugly} roof.
 So, I decided to cover it with white paper....and why stop there?
Next I dug out the tulle. Did some strategic cutting. Not all the way through so I could gather glue and staple it at the top. Then punched holes with a pin. Secured the top tulle with wire that twists over the tulle, then through the holes and is glued on the back.
I used a scrap of wire that I made a loop with. Then fed the two open ends through the tiny holes and pulled the cord through to the back side. Then reversed and pulled the tiny ties through to the front so I could twist and tie the tulle down. NOTE: I added a drop of clear glue to each double knot so they won't come undone.

But wait...I'm not done yet!
How about a Paper Bag Album just for fun?
I started out with several 'old car' photos. I didn't like the tourists or the cluttered backgrounds. So, I decided I would cut the distractions off and mount them to some of the many ocean photos. I think you will agree the results were worth all the fussy cutting!
Cover page with 2 photos cut and pasted together. Using some of the embellishments from the sticker sheet and ephemera pack.
The hanging tags are for the  year make and models of the cars. Will have to wait for my DH to tell me that information!
At the market

This teal number was right in my wheel house of colors. You can see I cut that tourist lady right out!! She could see I was trying to take a photo, but walked right in front of me....Sigh.
Classic blacks!
Brand new white!

The options available for us tacky tourists.
On the back cover.
 It will soon be time for the new kit!
I will tell you, you won't want to
miss out on this one.
'You are in for a Wild Adventure' 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

New March 22?

The online store has been revamped

and is ....LIVE NOW .....

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

Monday, March 20, 2017

Page Layout with Selena March 25

This class we are using  Bo Bunny's Life in Color. Such a fun Line!! 
Class is March 25@ 11:00 
$37.00 for both pages 
Call to reserve your spot 403-455-6772
payment due upon booking. 

Copic + Prismacolor Coloring with Shari April 2

Intermediate/Advanced Class
Do you love to color with your Copic markers? Wondering how to get that extra depth and highlight on your image!! Then this class is for you!  Join a fellow Copic enthusiast for a wonderful afternoon of coloring and chat!
For this class Shari has designed three wonderful cards that you will be building, and then finishing off with an image you have colored yourself with your markers.  After your images are colored, you will be shown how to add depth and highlights with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol ( this is optional, the cards are wonderful without this extra step ). The cards this month feature a beautiful Rose from Stamping Bella, an adorable Spring/Easter image and a surprise Christmas themed card.  Shari will be guiding you through any techniques that are new to you.
Please bring your basic supply list (see top of newsletter for the list), Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.
Date - Sunday, April 2
Time - 12 - 3 pm
Please call the store at 403-455-6772 to reserve your spot in this class.  Prepayment is required.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Make and Take with Holly March 23

Good morning Ladies.  Here is a fun whimsical card.  This week we will use the sizzix owl label die to create an all occasion card.  Come visit the store on Thursday make a card and have a coffee.  Please email me and let me know what time you would like to come and how many cards you would like to make. $5 for your first card and $2 for the second.

Hope to see you this Thursday

Please email
to sign up for 10 am 11am noon 2pm 3pm 4pm or 5pm.
Please remember to bring your adhesive and a travel mug for coffee. 
Cost is $5 for your first card 
( includes your coffee and snack ) plus $2 if you choose to do a second card.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Fun Friday with Pam

Happy St. Patrick's Day
More Island Escape!
I am at 10 pages on this kit, and still have more to work with. Seriously terrific value in Selena's kits!
These poor little peacock's at the resort were the saddest I have ever seen. 
They had very few of their signature feathers left. I am not sure if that was done on purpose, to stop the tourists molesting them, or if they were clipped, or if they were sick. It did seem too evenly done to be an accident.
NOTE: The photos of the peacocks had very busy backgrounds. So, I decided to fussy cut them to highlight the birds better.
I decided to beef up the sand image in on the paper with:
Use a dauber to swipe large areas, alternate with TH Distress sandy powders and a heat gun.
For this layout, I 'PPG' the inside of the emboss basket weave. It can be difficult to scrapbook busy, colorful flower photo's. I cut mine into 3 x 3 inch squares to form one solid 6 x 6 display. Then re-matted the one I wanted to highlight. 'The Hibiscus' of course!
Tips for this one:
I used the word strip to form the journaling. First thing I did was secure it to a thin piece of double sided tape. That way, it is fast to cut and glue to the journal card. The jangles along the lower edge is beaded ribbon from the stash. with Washi tape over the ribbon.
Close-up of the journal grouping and finishing details.
This layout was done with two sheets, a lot of cut, flip, flop, and paste.
Cuba has a large flamingo sanctuary inland of the coast of 'Cao Coco' island chains. It is a HUGE no-no to kill a pinky!