Ladybug Layouts Weekend Retreat

2011 Retreat Dates

June 3-5 (CANCELLED due to location issues)
October 21-23, December 2-4 (BOTH CANCELLED due to family committments)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

September 21, 2011

WOW, where does the time go.  Been so busy this year with working in a new location (temporary) and having no boss, to now having a new boss.  New grandaughter, fun with great-nephew, etc.  I think I need to win the lottery.

That being said, LOTS of learning and GREAT people in my life.

Hope all is well with YOU!

Sunday, August 28, 2011


I'm sorry to report that I've had to CANCEL both the October and December dates due to family committments.  I apologize for this and look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

August? Already????

Oh, dear, this year is FLYING by and it seems I am falling a little behind.  It's already mid-August, you say?  WOW!!!!!

My craft room has been a lonely place lately.  Maybe when the weather goes bad, I will get down there, but I really don't see it in the foreseeable future.  I do have one craft project on the go, but my sewing machine requires a little tune-up.

What are you working on?  Where did you go on vacation?  Are you able to join us for the retreat in October?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sad News from Scrappers' Anonymous

Just received the following email from Scrappers' Anonymous......

Dear Scrappers' Anonymous Customers:

Regrettably, we must give you, our customers, some sad news.

We love the art of scrapbooking, stamping, and the many forms of papercrafting, that is what inspired us to open this store. We did our best to have a successful business, however, over the past two years, we have been under financial strain. We're sure that you are aware, retail businesses all over Victoria have been closing due to high operational costs and a significant decrease in consumer purchasing. Unfortunately, we find ourselves in this same grave situation and it is with heavy hearts that we have no choice but to close Scrappers' Anonymous.

All items storewide are presently marked down. Starting tomorrow Thursday April 28th, MEMBERS will receive a 40% discount off all regular priced products. All NON-MEMBERS will receive a 35% discount off regular priced products. So to get the best selection of product, come in soon. Supplies available only while they last! Please note that COPIC markers are not included in the sale.

We hope that you will stop by and take advantage of our store wide discounts. Not only will you be purchasing product at lower prices, you will also be helping us to pay down our debt. More importantly, we hope that you will all stop by to say farewell to Teresa as sadly tomorrow is her last day. She has been a positive influence to us and has inspired our creativity as I'm sure she has done the same for you.

A special note from Stacey: Although Scrappers' Anonymous retail brick & mortar store will be closing forever, there is an upside. I would like to announce that I will be continuing in the scrapbooking, stamping and papercrafting business. It has been made official today, that Scrapbook Essentials BC will soon be open for business. Run by both my husband Keith and myself, we will have an on-line and mobile store. We will be continuing on with the BasicGrey Page of the Month and Card of the Month Programs. We are also honouring all of Scrappers' Anonymous memberships and they are all being transferred to our business. We will announce the benefits that will come with the memberships in a special e-mail directly from Scrapbook Essentials BC. As well, we will also be honouring all COPIC club cards. We will have competitive prices and offer different services. There will be a special side to our business that is exclusively owned by us! Let's just say that you will see artistic talent. Avid & want-to-be stamp enthusiasts are sure to be interested! Keith and I are excited to be offering a LOCAL on-line business and we look forward to doing business with you. We can only hope that when you decide to shop on-line, you will look to us first. Stacey

Futher points to note:

• If you have Scrappers' Anonymous Gift Certificates please come in and use them before everything is gone
• All sales are final. Not applicable on previous purchases.
• Discounts not applicable on already held items, further note if you have items on hold they must be purchased by Sunday May 1, 2011 or they will be restocked.

Most store fixtures will be for sale: cash only and appointments must be made with Stacey or Susan (these will go for sale starting May 2nd after we have everything priced)

• Starting Monday, May 2, we will be having different hours depending on our availability and how long the stock lasts.
• Here are our upcoming hours:

Thursday April 28th 10am-9pm
Friday April 29th 10-5pm
Saturday April 30th 10-4
Sunday May 1st 11-3

As there may be details that we have overlooked and as there will be further details to update you with, please keep an eye on your email!


Susan Thomas and Stacey Rumsby

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Prima: Candy & Cinderella Gems

Prima: Candy & Cinderella Gems

Oh, these are GORGEOUS and I will need some of these!!!!!!  What would YOU do with them?  I’m thinking layouts, cards, mini-albums, wall art!!!!  What else????


Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Miss Fancy Pants: Fancy This: St. Patrick's Day Decor

This was just TOO CUTE to not share!!!!!


Are you creating anything fun in honor of the Green Holiday?