Thursday, 2 October 2014

Christmas Cards? Already?!

Last year was the first time we created Christmas Card Kits. Little bundles of holiday goodness all ready and waiting for your creative time. Kits included all the cardstock and patterned paper, coordinating envelopes as well as all the fun embellishment bits to create 3 of the same card. And what would a kit be without instructions?! We've included detailed instruction sheets for each of the three styles. They were hugely successful.

You may remember the Circle Snowman?


Or the Banner & Bells?

Maybe the Christmas Tree?


We have a few of these Special Edition Kits available for sale.

Visit us at our New Digs Open House this weekend – Sunday October 5, from 1 to 3pm at the NEW Kit Company Headquarters and get a head start on your Christmas cards this season!!


Friday, 26 September 2014

Theme - what is it?

We recently posted the details of our Fall 2014 Retreat Weekend. Did you notice anything missing? If you said THEME you're right!

We're giving you a little hint - can you guess the theme of our retreat based on this picture?

Leave your answer in the comments section below or submit your answer at our New Digs Open House. We'll draw a name from all the correct answers... it could be you!


Fall Retreat Weekend

We know it’s hard to say good bye to summer. That’s why we are giving you something to look forward to this fall. The Kit Company Fall 2014 Weekend Retreat!!
That’s right. Our fall retreat weekend is going to be here before you know it and won’t it make things a little easier to swallow knowing you have an amazing weekend filled with fun, laughter and lots of scrapping goodness coming your way?    We thought so too! {wink}

Fall 2014 Weekend Retreat

When:   Friday Nov. 14 to Sunday Nov. 16, 2014

Where:   Casablanca Winery Inn, Grimsby

Time:   Friday at 3 to Sunday at 4              

Cost:   $350* per person


The hotel itself is amazing. Check out the blog post from our Spring Retreat here.

To sweeten the deal, for a very limited time we are offering our famous weekend get-away at the low price of $350 + tax. The price goes up October 6, after our New Digs Open House.

Get all the same swag, prizes, make and takes you’ve come to expect from The Kit Company... plus, a big fluffy bed, rolling carts and elevators to haul your stash, and soooo much more. 

Register now and save at


New Digs Open House

If you receive our enewsletter you will already know that I’ve got my own Fresh Start happening this September. I’m moving!! That’s right, moving into the cutest little townhouse not far from our old place. At the moment the cardboard boxes are multiplying like rabbits and I feel like I’m drowning in packing tape and brown paper, but not for long!

As motivation to get things put away; note: this is also a disclaimer in case I’m not as “motivated” once I move in *wink*, I’ve decided to host an Open House.

Come see my new house in:

The Kit Company

New Digs Open House

When:  Sunday Sept. 28, 2014 

              Sunday Oct. 5, 2014

Time:  1pm to 3pm

Where:  The NEW Kit Company Head Quarters

11-2252 Walker's Line

Burlington, ON L7M 3Y8

Why: I think the better question would be… Why not?!

Come get a sneak peek of our brand new crop and classroom space. You will be thrilled with the bright comfy area we are putting together; convenient access to tools and supplies; new product right at your fingertips; inspiration surrounding you.  

Many of you are already aware; the local specialty stores have closed their doors and all but disappeared. And, if you’re like me, the big chain store(s) don’t offer the assortment of products I’m used to seeing. As such, our new studio and classroom will also contain a small store. We will feature those specialty papers, heavy weight cardstock and diverse embellishments you’ve come to expect from The Kit Company. Our store will be open by appointment only as well as during posted crop and class times. Please call or email ahead to ensure we are open.

During our New Digs Open House we will have some amazing sales, special buys on product and reduced class fees. So mark your calendar – you don’t want to miss this!

Speaking of calendars, The Kit Company class schedule for September, October and November is filling up quickly. We’ve got brand new classes and some we are running for a second and third time. You know it’s gotta be good if we offer it more than once!

 Class List:

October 7, 2014 – paperback fruit
October 25, 2014 – card class
November 9, 2014 – card class (Christmas)

Project pics and more details coming soon. 



Renovation delays have forced us to host our Open House a week later than anticipated. We will make it worth your while!!  Come, see my new house in our:

New Digs Open House

When:  Sunday Oct. 5, 2014

Time:  1pm to 3pm

Where:  The new Kit Company Headquarters

#11-2252 Walker's Line 

Burlington, ON L7M 3Y8

Why: I think the better question would be… Why not?! 

Here are a few sneak peeks of the new studio before the renovations got started. You might recognize a few of the boxes if you've been around when we've packed or unpacked during our retreats.

We've knocked down a wall or two making the room larger, added in some lighting and installed brand new flooring. We want to make the crop and classroom space a warm and inviting place - we want you to find inspiration here. We want to encourage creativity.

You can see from these photos we have a bit of work to finish before we can host our Open House! Paint,  unpack, organize to name a few. LOL
But we're up for the challenge, a little hard work hasn't stopped us before!

Come see our new digs! 

Not only will you be the first to check out our new place but you'll also save BIG on scrapbook and cardmaking supplies. Deep discounts on our kits, ink, chipboard, stickers, paper, stamps, sprays, tools, and so, so much more!! Stock up now.

Please RSVP at so we know how many snacks (and drinks) to make!!   

See you then!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Retreat Recap

Our Spring Retreat was a small and cozy event. We had a grand total of 17 retreaters attend our Casablanca, Morocco themed event. You can see by the photos below that we had a fantastic time; a great group of ladies.

The comfy hotel beds, the elevator and luggage cart were definitely a huge hit.

The hotel itself is gorgeous. The view of the lake and Toronto skyline were amazing. The food was scrumptious with Sunday brunch and the custom made omelettes a fan favourite.  
We created our own customized Moroccan lanterns. They turned out AMAZING!! Such a creative group of ladies.
And it wouldn't have been a Kit Company event without some shenanigans would it?! I don't think anyone was seriously injured in this Stack The Dice on a Popsicle Stick game, although some of us almost 'split a gut' trying not to laugh!!

We are headed back to Casablanca in November for our Fall 2014 Retreat Weekend. We would love to have you join us!!
**Edited to Add - this poor blog post has been sitting in the Unpublished folder since April. Not sure why it was abandoned?!?!
The pics are just too good not to share. Better late than never... right?! :-)

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Ink, so many to choose from

In recent months I've started using more and more inks on my projects and cards. I find I always get a lot of questions about what kinds to use and what the differences are between dye ink and pigment ink.

A while back I came across this great video by Jennifer McGuire - stamper extraordinaire - and thought I would share it with you today. Jennifer walks you through the differences and demonstrates samples of each. She also talks about Chalk Ink, Distress Ink as well as Versa Mark and shares her favourite white, black and silver inks.

This is a great video, well worth your 23 minutes viewing time.