Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Two New Kits Coming…..

I have two new kits on the way. They should be out within the next couple of weeks.
Kit #1 – Time to Eat

Kit #2 – We’re Moving


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Seven new kits on their way…..


There are only 11 days until Christmas so I figured it was about time to release my Christmas kit. I have one paper set, one embellishment set and a Quickmix being released.

In our neck of the woods the snow is getting deep so I have a Winter Fun kit to help record all our snow photos. I had so many things I wanted to cover in this kit that I ended up creating two embellishment kits. One for outdoor activities and one for general winter things (like sipping hot cocoa or beautiful hoar frost photos-one of my favs!).

These should release in the next week or so, watch the MM newsletter to find out when.



Here are two of the five Quickmix pages:

Preview_Christmas_QP1 Preview_Christmas_QP2

Winter Fun kits:

Preview_EmbellishmentsII_WinterFun Preview_Embellishments_WinterFunI


Two of the five pages from the Winter Fun Quickmix:

WinterFun_QP5 Winter_QP2

I am working on a couple more kits that I hope to release before Christmas (theme is a secret for now….). I’ll post previews closer to their release date.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thanks you so much for your support this past year. I appreciate it, so does my family. :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

New kit up at Memory Mixer - Field Trip

I was thinking of doing a field trip kit and then someone requested one so I took it off the back burner and got to work. It's now available in the shop at Memory Mixer:

Monday, November 29, 2010

Freebie Photoshop Action

I love Paint the Moon photoshop actions. I used to have a couple of them but my computer crashed and I lost them. I was so excited today to receive a freebie from her. If you want an amazing freebie all you have to do is like her on facebook. Totally worth it. I just ran the freebie action on my photo and I LOVE it!

All you have to do to get the freebie is like her on facebook. :)!/paintthemoonphotography?v=app_100527483349677

She also has a chance to win some amazing prizes on her website here. I'll be one excited lady if I win!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Memory Mixer is having a sale!!

Memory Mixer is having a Black Friday sale - 20% off!! Make sure you enter the code mentioned below to get the discount. Check out my store here:

Sunday, October 17, 2010

January Scrapbook Crop is Full

Just wanted to let you all know that the January crop is full. I have started a waiting list so if you would like to be on it please let me know. Thanks.

Also The Scrapbook Cottage in Steinbach will be there! YEAH! Looking forward to seeing you all in January.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Winter 2011 Crop Booked

  • Norberry Community Centre
  • (Behind Dairy Queen on St.Mary’s Rd. – St. Vital)
  • 26 Molgat Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • January 21 & 22, 2011
  • Friday 4:30 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • $45 Both Days
  • $30 Saturday only
  • $25 Friday night only
  • 4’ of cropping space
  • Use of Cricut Machine
  • Door Prizes
  • Small welcome gift
  • Games with prizes
  • Coffee/Tea/Water all weekend
  • Add Saturday lunch $5 (wraps, chips, carrots, drink, dessert)
  • Add Saturday supper $6 (order in pizza, veggies, drink, dessert)
*I’ve asked The Scrapbook Cottage to be our on-site store, they are checking into the date. If it works they will be there!
** Early Bird Registration: ** - $40 if you register & pay by October 15, 2010
Please note there is a $10 non-refundable cancellation fee

To register please email me at with your name, if you want meals, and who you are sitting with. Mail payment to:

Barb's Scrapbook Corner (make cheque payable to Barb's Scrapbook Corner)
Box 115
Landmark, MB
R0A 0X0

Please note your spot will be held for 10 days after you register to allow for payment to come via the mail. Please be sure to send payment in. Thanks.

If you have any questions please email Barb at

Sunday, August 22, 2010

September Crop

Plans are well under way for the September crop here in Landmark. There are currently still a few spots open for anyone interested. See information two posts down.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Alana needs some feedback......

Alana is planning on starting her own business. She has two parts to this business, one she wants to give to charity (see below) and she also wants to start saving some money for the future. I am in the process of teaching her all the ins/outs of starting a business. One is seeing what your customers want or if there is a market for her business.

She is starting a do-it-yourself Plush Party business. Instead of going to Build-a-Bear she will offer cheaper prices (but quality plush animals) for parties or individual purchase. All her animals would be the same price and she would start with a variety of 6 (bear, crocodile, dog, lamb, elephant, cow). Her variety will grow as her business grows. Kids get to stuff their own bears and they come with a shirt. Also, if you wanted to add another element to your party you could purchase a pack of fabric markers for the kids to design their own shirt. Bears are easy to close up (zip tie close, then velcro shut - no sewing) Basically she will put together packs which would include the following:

  • 16" plush skin (unstuffed animal)
  • stuffing
  • mini stuffed heart to put in animal
  • t-shirt for animal
  • instructions
Kids would stuff animals themselves and they are easy to close up in the back (zip tie and then velcro closing). She knows her costs, now she needs to figure out if people are willing to pay enough so she can make a bit of profit. :)

She is wondering the following (please be honest, she needs honest feedback). You can email your answers to

What would you be willing/like to pay for a package like this (in order for you to have a party like this the packs would need to cost....)?
I wouldn't do this for a party but I would purchase an individual pack at this cost _____.
Would you prefer a smaller 8" animal? If so what would be a reasonable price?
Would you like the option to add pants or a skirt for the bears for $3.50?
Would you like the option to add an outfit for the bears for $8.50?
Would you like a fabric marker included in a party pack so kids could decorate their bear t-shirts?
Considering the package price you put in above, would you do this for your child's party? Would you ever purchase individual bears?
Would you ever consider purchasing a bear for charity?

Part of her reason for doing this is that she also wants to donate some plush packages to charity (possibly inner city kids who would not regularly have the chance to do this). Some of her profits would go towards this, she would also have an adopt-a-bear program where people could purchase a bear (but not build it - the child it is going to would build it) for the charity, but the person who purchases the bear for charity could pick which bear they want to give.

Hope this all makes sense. She appreciates your feedback, it will help her decide how to move forward.

Here is what they would look like:

These are the ones she would start with and build as she goes.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fall Crop Date Booked!

I have had a few inquiries regarding a fall crop date. I am pleased
to announce I have booked a location for September 17 & 18, 2010.

This year the fall crop will be held in Landmark, MB. Landmark is
only 20  minutes from the Winnipeg (Hwy. 59) perimeter, it takes me
30-35 minutes from St. Vital Centre.

The crop will be held at the Prairie Rose EMC, times are as follows:

Friday      5pm - midnight

Saturday    9am-9pm


Friday & Saturday    $35

Friday only          $18

Saturday only        $25

Food:               $10 extra

(this includes lunch & supper on Saturday)

You are also welcome to bring your own food. We have access to a
large fridge if you need to store something and a microwave to heat

Crop includes:

Door prizes, small welcome gift, sketch game with prizes, 4' of
cropping space per person, use of fridge/microwave, and you can leave
your stuff overnight!!

I hope to see you there. I am finalizing which charity to give the
proceeds to so please visit my blog for updates. I have discontinued
my previous website ( so all new info will be here on my
To register please email me your name, phone number, email address and
then send payment to:

Barb's Scrapbook Corner

Box 115

Landmark, MB

R0A 0X0

Please make cheques payable to Barb's Scrapbook Corner. You can also
email me at to hold a spot as long as you
send payment within 10 days.

Please note that I will be away from July 24 - Aug.16 so I will go
through registrations when I return and email confirmations.

I hope to see you there!! If you have any questions please let me
know. Thanks. 
My email is 

Friday, June 11, 2010

Retirement Sale - Grab it before it is gone!!

I have decided to retire from Elemental Scraps. I love the store, but they have decided to go exclusive with most of their designers and that isn't what I want right now. So, visit my store to find savings on almost everything (30-50% off) until June 15, 2010. If you've been eying something now is the time to get it. After June 15, 2010 my templates will not longer be available.

As of June 16 I will only be selling my kits at Memory Mixer (you need the Memory Mixer software to use the kits). My templates will no longer be available, so like I said, grab them now if you want them!!

p.s. I am bundling templates 24-38 and will have it available for $1 all day Monday, June 14!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Manitoba Scrapbook Crop Updates

I have decided to downsize to one blog/website for everything I do. I have gone from 4 different sites to one to help myself manage my time more efficiently!

I also want to clean-up my email list. If you would like to continue to receive updates on scrapbook crops that I will be hosting in Manitoba please sign-up below.

**PLEASE REMEMBER, you will get a CONFIRMATION EMAIL, please be sure to open it and CLICK ON THE LINK to verify that you really do want to be on the list. Thanks.**

Sign Up Today For Scrapbook Crop Updates

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Coupon Swap at ElementalScraps

This week we have "Hidden Savings Week" at This means each designer has swapped with another designer to hide a coupon code in the description of one of their products. I've swapped with BZB Designs so be sure to take a look through her store to find my coupon code, it's valid for 50% off a purchase of $4 or more!!

Hint: My coupon is in BZB Designs store, the search field is always helpful (remember the name of the week and try putting it in the search engine!!)

Have fun hunting and saving!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Selling at Memory Mixer

I am so excited to announce that I am now selling my kits at Memory Mixer!! I'll be releasing several of my current kits and new quickpages over the next couple of months.

I started using Memory Mixer software two years ago and loved it. My daughter now uses it and loves it too! If you are looking at getting into digital scrapbooking I would suggest Memory Mixer software. It is easy to use and learn. You can create albums quickly by using quickpages or pre-made photo layouts. Check it out here

Monday, May 17, 2010

Expecting Kit

Here is my new kit this week, "Expecting"

Kit is available at

Today is FWP (Free with purchase) day at elementalscraps. I have my expecting kit up with a FREE Baby's First Year Quickpage Album.

Check it out here:

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Free kit and a chance to win great prizes!!

Would you like this kit for free? It's my teams turn to host the digital scrapbook challenge at Elemental Scraps. The owner has some amazing prizes to be won so be sure to check out the ES blog and post your layout in the gallery with a link to it on the ES blog.

Here is the free digital scrapbook kit you can pick up for this challenge. Check out the details here

Monday, May 3, 2010

The contest has started!! Fabulous Prizes!

The contest has started and the first challenge is up on the Elemental Scraps Blog!! Good luck. See details and prizes below!

I've just released three new color play items. I LOVE this months palette. All are on sale for $1 this week. The first challenge includes a free alphabet. Go to the blog to check it out.

Friday, April 30, 2010

40% off Entire Store!!

We are having a 40% off store wide sale at Discount will show up once you put your first item in the card. Have fun shopping!! Plus, spend $10 in the store and you'll get a mega collab kit for free.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Huge Prizes!! Come Play at Elemental Scraps

I wish I could win!! You'll find our blog here. Hope to see you all there. I'll be helping host the May 6th challenge.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Something is Going On!

Elemental scraps will be having a sale for iNSD this weekend. Stay tuned for details. You may also want to check the blog next week, that's all I am going to say! :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Free Digital Scrapbook Kit plus 9x7 album and 14 pages!!

I have my winter kit up at Artscow for free this week. I have created 14 square pages and a 20 page 9x7 (new size) album to go with it. The pages will be with the kit when you add it to your account. The album can be copied in the gallery here:

Be sure to add the kit to your account from here so you won't be charged for it when you use it.

Artscow is having an upgrade right now so the album is showing up with the words "empty" on it. This is supposed to be fixed by April 23. If you have any questions about Artscow please post in the comments section and I will try to answer them.

**Please note that you have to use the kit in the Artscow software. This is not a kit you can download onto your computer. I have been very happy with my Artscow albums and will continue to print there. Currently I have printed 3 8x8 albums and 2 12x12 albums. I think I will try the new 9x7 next.

Monday, April 12, 2010

New Kit at Elemental Scraps

I have a new kit, "Play Day" up at Elemental Scraps. I've been working on it for 3-4 weeks and finally got it done! I created it to scrapbook all my layouts of my kids playing around either in the house or in our yard. Hope it comes in handy for others too! Don't forget my entire store is 30-40% off!!!

Here are a couple of fabulous layouts done by the CT at Elemental Scraps. I also added one of my own. :)

Layout by Dalis:

Layout by Bergstromfarms:

One by me using my April FD challenge template:

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Free Template and a chance to win!!

This month I am the featured designer at Elemental Scraps. This means I get to have a store wide sale and create a challenge for all of you to take part in, with a chance of winning a prize!!

The Challenge??

I LOVE two page layouts so for this challenge you will need to create a two page layout with the template provided below. You can grab it in the store and get it free by using coupon code is AprilFD. Just place it in your basket and then type in coupon code AprilFD in the coupon code (not the gift certificate code) box.

The Prizes??

Not only do you get a free double page template, there's a chance to win even more!
One lucky 1st place winner will receive a $15 gift certificate and a 2nd place winner will have $10.00 to spend!

The Rules??

*Use at least 75% Albums to Remember products from Elemental Scraps in your LO(s). (Currently most of it is at 40% off until April 15).

* You will receive 2 challenge points for playing. To read more about our new challenge format click HERE! (note: you won't recieve a bonus point for using ES products in this challenge since it is already a requirement.)

*Post your layout in the Featured Designer Challenge Gallery and link us up here. (Don't forget to post a link in the April Challenge Links thread so that you will get your points!)

* Deadline April 27

Monday, March 29, 2010

New Template Set & Easter Kit

Some people said they would like to pick up my Easter kit outside of Artscow. I added it to my store for $1.25 this week.

I also added a new template set based on layouts by mom.mia.kai at DST. Her style is a bit different then my usual template style so I had a lot of fun creating something a bit different from my normal two pagers.

For some reason I cannot post a picture right now on the blog. You can check the new set out here:

Elemental Scraps Store

Monday, March 22, 2010

New Release Monday - 2 Template Sets & a Collab Kit

It's new release Monday at Elemental Scraps. That means everything new is 25% off for today only!!

Here are the two template sets I released today. They are inspired by Carinspixels at DST. Kit 24-27 has four templates with spots for 7 photos, great for those of you doing 365 projects.

For those of you who visit my blog use coupon code BLOG25 to get an additional 25% off your template purchase today (it will only work on template, not on the collab).

Here are some fabulous layouts created with the templates:

Saturday, March 20, 2010

New Free Kit at Artscow

I put up an Easter kit at Artscow. It's free for the next two weeks, then will be available for $2.00. Grab it while it's free!

Monday, March 15, 2010

A New Template Set

I put a call out for people to show me their galleries so I could create some templates from their layouts. Thank you to all who replied.

The first person I used was Anneofalamo at DST. I turned 4 of her layouts into templates. The first two I turned into double page layouts and the others into single. So, in this pack you get 6 pages, 2 double pagers and 2 single pagers.

Available at Elemental Scraps

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

50% off if you add $4 into cart

I have a sale this week at Elemental Scraps (March 2 - 8, 2010). If you put $4 or more worth of product in your cart you will receive 50% off your purchase. Discount will come up in your cart, no need for a coupon.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Template 16 & 17

I have a new template pack available today. As usual it includes two double page, multi photo templates.

You can grab it in my store at Elemental Scraps

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Can I turn your layouts into a template set?

I LOVE creating templates. I have lifted a bunch of my own layouts but I wanted to venture out and expand my horizons! If you would like the chance to have some of your layouts turned into templates leave a post here with a link so I can check out your gallery. Please note that I can only use layouts that you created yourself, you cannot have lifted the layout from someone else, it has to be your page design.

What do you get out of it? If I choose your layouts to lift you will get:

1) $10 gc for my store to purchase whatever you want
2) Template pack created from your layouts
3) Credit that you are the layout creator
(i.e. Templates created from layouts by "yournamehere")

I'll come back in a few days and choose someone to lift (that is if anyone responds to the post...LOL!).

p.s. I LOVE multi-photo and two page layouts but will take a look at all types.

If you have any questions please send me a pm. Thanks. Link your gallery in the comments section.

Monday, February 22, 2010

New Collab and Template

I have two new releases out this week. The first is template #13 and is on sale for $1.25 today. The second is a bright, fun collab kit I did with Genia Benia. you can grab both at Elemental Scraps.

Template 13

A Super Special Day

Monday, February 15, 2010

New Winter Games for $1 today only!

Today is new release and $1 day at Elemental Scraps. I have this new Winter Games kit for only $1 today!! Grab it while it is on sale.

Albums to Remember Designs at Elemental Scraps

Monday, February 8, 2010

New Girly Princess Kit

I finished up this kit which I have had on the go for awhile. It finally all came together and I was able to release it! This week you can get the quickpages free with the purchase of the kit.

Albums to Remember at Elemental Scraps

Monday, February 1, 2010

A New Template Set

Just released a new template set today:

I also repackaged these templates which were part of the template grab bag Connie and I did last week: