Croptopia Scrapbooking INC

November 23, 2012

Pre-Christmas Sale

A Special Invitation For You

To Our

online Pre-Christmas Sale

November 23 – Nov 30

Our Christmas Gift to You

Super Specials are limited items, so first come first served. Prices are as marked. Shop early so you won’t be disappointed.

20% off all regular priced items -Your invoice will be discounted and a copy sent to you before payment. This is a great time to stock up on staples like adhesives and cardstock.

Clearance Section Prices are clearly marked on the website 50% – 70% markdowns

● Assortment packages regular $19.99 now only $5.00
● My Little Shoebox selected collection – 50% OFF

Flat fee of $10. for Canada Post Shipping on all orders during this sale. Orders will all be shipped on Nov 30.

Pay by paypal, cheque, COD ($8.00 charge), email transfer, or cash

Arrangements can be made to pick up your order, after Nov 30th ,in the Ottawa area or Petawawa area

Just go to to start shopping.

Croptopia Scrapbooking will be closed from Dec 1 to Dec that we can prepare and celebrate Christmas with our families. All orders placed during that time will be processed on January 1st.

Check out the calendar on for 2013 schedule. We have now added events in Vars and Pembroke. More events will be added as the details become known.

May the Christmas Season
be a time of Joy and Relaxation for you and your family.

Susan and Matt and our families.


July 28, 2012

Mark Richards Class and Using up the Extras

Recently I attended the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show in Chicago. I had a wonderful time. It was great to renew friendships with people that I only see twice a year at the show. There were so many new products to experience. I made some great purchases and I will tell you all about each product as they arrive in our store. One of the highlights of the show is attending classes that are sponsored by various of the exhibiting manufacturers. One such class was one that featured embellishments from Mark Richards Enterprises.

We made these cards and gifts in the class.

Oval white frame with pearlsI love this dainty frame. We started with a white oval matt. For all of the projects we used the Crystal Stickers. In this case we used the pearls to embellish around the oval. They were so easy to apply, as they are all self sticking. They can be used individually or put on in strings as we did here. Adding the white fleurette flower and sheer ribbon bow completed it. Wouldn’t everyone love to have their wedding photograph framed in this. Tieing a bow around a gift box and bundling candy and shredded mylar in a circle of white tulle compleled the ensemble.
These are great wedding ideas.

Mark Richards Elegant card We also made this vibrant center flower card. We used the tiny silver strips and corners from Mark Richards Peel Offs to make the border around the edges. These were very simple to use due to their sticker backs. In the center we used a black square of cardstock matted with patterned paper that allowed just a tiny bit of pink pattern to show. This was very effective in just adding a little splash of colour. The square was then embellished with black crystals around the edge. Very effective! The card was completed with a black fluerettes flower with a large white vrystal sticker in the middle. I was surpised at how quickly the card was completed and the finished product was beautiful.

This was a fun little project.tag book This tag book was interesting to put together. Each page is very pretty and showcases all the bling you can put together. Starting with the basic cardstock tags, each page was covered back and front with patterned paper. Then some of the pages were embellished with torn patterned paper across the bottom of the page. On some pages I cut flowers from the paper and put a crystal in the middle. All the pages were blinged out with silver sticker strips and crystal stickers. This was a joy to complete because there was lots of room to do it my own way.

multi media board
The multi-Media Board was created using a chipboard back board. It was covered with black cardstock and then a piece of torn patterned paper was added to the bottom. The shiny frame was created using Silver Peel Offs Lines and Corners. Then it was completed with a Fluerette Feather black/white combo. I was pleased with how this project turned out. I have never worked with feathers before but they sure give the frame an exotic feel. I am new to working with so many different media. This could be used as a journal cover or as a hanging frame.

layout When I got home I decided to use up all the left over products and see if I could create a 12 x 12 layout. I overlapped all the partial sheets of patterned paper until I had a background completed. Then I Set about using the left over embellishments. Here is what I came up with. Even with that I still had embellishments left over to add to some more projects later. The photograph that I added is of the wedding of my husband’s grandparents. I thought the style of the page was appropriate for the time period of the photo.

This whole grouping will now be donated to the Croptopia Pink Silent auction. This will be the fifth year that Croptopia will be raising funds to fight cancer. On Saturday September 22, 2012, some 50 crafters will be joining forces to raise funds for the CIBC Run For the Cure. If you are in the Ottawa area, sign up now..

December 26, 2011

Croptopia After Christmas Sale

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12 Days of Christmas - day oneMerry Christmas greetings.

Now that the rushing around is over it is nice to sit back and work on my seasonal memories. From Christmas to New Year’s Day is my time to reflect on the year and the best way for me to do that is to create layouts about my experiences 2011. I can really make a dent in my stash in these 7 days. So I was thinking this is a great time to offer to you the opportunity to build your stash at great prices. I discussed my idea with Matt and he OK’d me to go ahead with my idea. So here is our gift to you:

From now until midnight on January 1st 2012 you can take 40% off all instock products on our website. How to order:

1. If your browser works with our website just enter you information and the porducts that you want. I will send you an invoice that shows you final total and will request your payment and shipping options.

2. If you browser does not work with our website just copy your order into an email and send it to us. I will send you an invoice that shows you final total and will request your payment and shipping options

For this sale all orders will be charged regular Canada Post charges on all orders, regardless of size and will ship as soon as payment has been completed.

This sale includes all new and old products. Stock up now while you can.

September 1, 2011

New Maya Road Products now instock

We are pleased to announce that we are now selling Maya Road in our Croptopia Online Store.

Carline Lau and Susan Irvine

This weekend I was introduced to some of the new lines from Maya Road. Cariline Lau, one of the owners of Maya Road was in Ottawa to teach classes at Multicrafts Wholesalers. She is a wonderful teacher and had so many ideas for using the new supplies. At right you can see a picture of both of us.

We learned how to make flowers from ribbons and zippers. I used a glue gun for the first time in years and have the burnt fingers to prove it. I showcasing many of the techniques that I learned at our Croptopia Pink, fundraiser for CIBC Run for the Cure, on September 17th, 2011. Check out our website to get all the details and see the new products.

These are the Zipper Trim Flowers we learned how to make at the class.

August 4, 2011

Croptopia will be at Yap N’ Scrap this Saturday

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Croptopia logo ~ YAP N’ SCRAP ~

Calling all Scrappers
Grab your comfy clothes and join us for a day of good laughs,
good food, good friends and tons of scrapping.

Hosted by:
Sara Lapointe

Date: Saturday August 6th, 2011

Place: Lion Club (upstairs – elevator available)

Time: 8am till 1am

Cost: $45.00

Included in the cost:
o Morning snacks, pizza lunch and snacks for the rest of the day
o Unlimited beverages (water, pop, tea, coffee).
o Hall Rental
o Door Prizes (Not everyone will get a prize)
Minimum 6 feet crop space per person
Dinner will be your responsibility. You can go out and eat or bring something back.

There are NOT enough plugs around the hall to be able to accommodate everyone with respect to your Cricut machines at your tables…the hall is able to pull plugs from the ceiling to help us out. Bring power bars and extension cords just in case we need to share plugs.
Croptoipa Scrapbooking and Embellished Connection will be have stores set up
Contact Sara for more information

Email: sara_lapointe at

August 3, 2011

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I.m loving my ecraft. I love the fact that I don'[t have to mess with mats.

July 24, 2011

My Little Shoebox

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I am in love with all the new papers from My Little Shoebox. You can see a write up about the products and see all the designs at

These will soon be on their way to our warehouse.

July 23, 2011

CHA Conference

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Once again the three days in Chicago went by very fast. The Special Canadian Designer Showcase the first day was wonderful. Each designer was given the same products to work with and what they came up with was incredible. I can’t wait to get home and have a good look at the CD of instructions.

That evening we went to the Taste of Chicago. Many local restaurants came together to treat us to a tasting party, with portions that meant you weren’t going to need supper. It was a lot of fun. A usual the Chicago deep dish pizza was amazing.

The next day we waited with excitement for the doors to open. Wescott presented us all with lovely carry bags and off we went to see all the new products.

I went first to the Provo Craft booth to do a make and take and try out the new Cricut Expressions machine. We were to learn how to cut and use vinyl. The project was great but our machine didn’t work and it seemed many of the machines had to use different settings to get the vinyl to cut. Bruce and I were both using the same machine and we were not impressed.

After that we checked out many booths over the next couple of days. I discovered new papers from Canvas Corp that I just had to buy. Then I purchased the whole line from My Little Shoebox. I just love their papers and every season Helen comes out with more designs to tempt us. We were also very pleased with the new series from sei. They never let us down. I also found some lovely fall papers from American Crafts. I will start posting images over the next few days.

I only took one workshop this year. Helen from My Little Shoebox did an acrylic album with her new papers. It was nice to sit back and play with the new products, especially the new diecut 3D flowers.

We also tried out the silhouette cutting machine from Sizzix. I was impressed with how well it cut vinyl for iron on transfers. There was lots of detail and all the areas were cut well. We each made a lovely bag.

We attended the Canadian Section meeting and I was a little disappointed in the turn out. I saw lots of Canadians at the event but they didn’t bother to come to the meeting. Hopefully in the future others will begin to realize what the CHA Canadian Section can do for crafting in Canada.

Due to the excessive heat we didn’t go into town and do any sightseeing this year. It was just too unhealthy to be out in the high heat and humidity.

I look forward to going to CHA again next year and can’t wait for all my orders to arrive.

February 25, 2011

Where is Spring?

Where is Spring!

They say Spring is just around the corner, but here in Ottawa, I think it must be a big corner. Although the days have been sunny and bright lately, they have been very cold. My paper crafting seems to be full of pretty colours today as I seek to add a little colour to my life. I long for the green buds and the pink apple blossoms. I long for that late evening sound of the robins singing to the setting sun. Oh Spring were are you?

The first sign of spring around here is always the arrival of our first box from the winter Craft and Hobby show. They started to arrive on Wednesday.

My Little Shoebox; will help you celebrate spring with cute little bird houses in Home Tweet Home, the cherry blossoms of Oasis, and the pretty flowers of Garden Party. Each line has 5 double sided coordinating papers adn a cardstock sticker sheet to accent with.
my little shoebox

You will also enjoy the new offerings from Buttons Galore and More: Haberdashery button box collections to brighten up any layout or card and more 2 new collections of buttons with matching ribbons to add to the 7 that we already have. I especially love Bee Happy.
buttons and buttons and ribbons

Croptopia IAWAH May 27th, 28th and 29th Registration is well on the way. We are about 75% full so you need to respond soon to be sure you have a spot. If you register before Feb 28th your name will go into a draw for a full refund of the registration price. Imagine a fun filled weekend away with friends and you might be the lucky one who gets to go for free. 3 days of cropping, make and takes, challenges, door prizes. Held in a quiet country surrounding with lots of room to go for walks and relax. You can stay in a rustic cabin (flush washrooms nearby) or stay in one of the lodges which have rooms that hold 3 – 6 people, some with washrooms or washrooms nearby. Meals are homemade with generous portions. Home made bread is delicious. Every year people rave about the food. This year is our 11th spring weekend retreat. Grab a friend and sign up today. Don’t be disappointed.

Reserve This Date – March 18th and 19th, for The Latest And Greatest From CHA Release Party to be held in the Munster United Church basement hall. More information to follow.

February 10, 2011

Warehouse Blow Out Sale

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I was in the warehouse talking to the warehouse manager yesterday and he told me that I ordered too much new product at CHA. He has no more room. He says I have to get rid of all the 2010 products, even the items that are only a few months old, so that there will be room for all the new products that will be coming over the next 4 weeks.

What am I to do? He said I must mark everything down and have a big sale. OK. Sounds like fun to me.

So here we go ………Announcing…….

Friday Feb 11 and Saturday Feb 12…Everything on our website is marked down 40%. You heard me rightly. No coupon needed. Discount good on all items. As soon as you put an item in your shopping cart, you will see the marked down price.

This includes everything on the website, in stock items only. It is a great time to stock up on all your papercrafting needs; sei assortments, tools, idea books, Pebbles show and tell albums, Cosmo Cricket kits, board books, embellishments, adhesives, etc. ( does not include special order items)

For these two days only, you will pay exact shipping costs for all orders.

Some items may sell out quickly. After I receive your order, I will send you a final invoice with your shipping included. You can then pay by cheque, money order, email transfer or paypal. Items will be shipped when payments have cleared.

Orders can also be picked up in Ottawa or Petawawa by requesting such in the comment section. You can pay COD on these items.

Happy shopping. What a great way to spend a snowy day.

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