It's a crafty morning in the Crop A While classroom. I am getting caught up with the make and takes and projects from more than 25 recent trade show demonstrations, classes and make and takes.
Here is a simple, elegant card just to say hello. Echo Park Paper provided samples of the beautiful Flora no.4 papers and sticker sheet, as well as and make-and-take instructions for this project.
And as we all know, there are always leftovers LOL So I designed a coordinating one-page layout using the leftover paper and stickers.
Thanks to #echoparkpaper and the #celebrationofcraft virtual trade show for a very enjoyable crafty morning.
June 20, 2021 - Happy Father's Day
Heather's latest class, 'FLORAL FAVES', is an online class for stampers and card-makers. You will use floral stamps and watercolour techniques. Every project is taught through video along with downloadable instructions, photos, tips and complete supply lists. Crop A While has ordered several products for this class and they are on their way to the store.
Thanks #heathertelford for keeping us inspired to stay creative.
Crop A While's biggest sale of the year
Points will not be earned during the sale however points can be redeemed when placing orders by telephone.
April 7, 2021 - COVID-19 Update
In accordance with Ontario-wide restrictions announced today, Crop A While will be closed to in-store shopping and activities as of midnight tonight.
Crop A While's Online store will remain open 24/7 and telephone orders can be placed during our regular business hours. Curbside pickup will be available to local customers and shipping will be available to other Canadian customers. Business hours will remain 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 pm on Sunday.
Please Take Care - Stay Safe
April 1, 2021 - Crop A While adapts to Ontario Grey lockdown restrictions
Ontario has been put into Grey zone restrictions as of this weekend. To conform to the new restrictions, help keep everyone safe and facilitate social distancing, Crop A While has set the following limits on people inside the store at a time:
Thanks for your cooperation as we do our part to keep customers and staff safe.
Carole & Tom
March 30, 2021 - Easter Wishes from Crop a While
March 17, 2021 - Irish wishes for you on St. Patrick's Day
March 10, 2021 - New Crop A While Facebook page
February 27, 2021 - Slimline Cards Sizes
As more and more Slimline stamps, dies and stencils arrive at Crop A While, card makers are asking us what the dimensions are. Here are the basic sizes (Thanks to #JenniferMaguire):
SLIMLINE CARD SIZES:
Hope this helps you create your own Slimline cards.
February 24, 2021 - Crop A While will be on CTV
Crop A While has been invited to do a 1 minute live interview on CTV's 'Curbside Pickup' new segment. It will air at either 5:45 or 6:20 Thursday, Feb 25, 2021. Time to be confirmed.
Hope you have a chance to watch.
February 19, 2021 - In-person shopping now open
It was great to have people back in the store and the Oasis cropping studio yesterday. We look forward to serving more of you in the coming days.
Stay safe - see you soon
February 16, 2021 - COVID-19 Update
January 11 to 15, 2021 - Trade Show Season Begins
January is usually when the craft industry gets together for the huge Creativation trade show. Hundreds of craft manufacturers/distributors and thousands of store buyers gather (last time 2019 in Phoenix) to explore new products for the coming months. It was a fun and exciting time as we were able to learn about new products and network with suppliers and other store owners. We always came back with lots of goodies and ideas to share.
The COVID pandemic has made it impossible to hold an in-person trade show. But, as the saying goes, "the show must go on". Our distributors and suppliers have joined together to host smaller virtual trade shows. Tom and Carole will be participating in the first ones from Monday, January 11th through to Friday, January 15th. Since most of the classes and products demonstrations will be live, we will only be doing curbside pickup on Tuesday (Jan 12) when we have no live sessions.
Our kits for the events have been arriving since before Christmas and we can hardly wait to share the products and projects with you. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and our Blog for updates.
JANUARY 1, 2021 - Happy New Year
As we say goodbye to 2020, we want to thank all our clients, suppliers, friends and family who have supported and encouraged us during COVID-19 restrictions.
We very much appreciated your business and look forward to continuing to serve you in 2021.
Warmest wishes for a safe and happy 2021
Carole & Tom
City of Ottawa's Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law - the new normal at Crop A While.
On July 15, the City of Ottawa's Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law came into effect and we want to clarify what that means for Crop A While clients.
Section 3 of the By-law states that "every person who enters or remains in an Enclosed Public Space shall wear a Mask in a manner that covers their mouth, nose, and chin." Since Crop A While is an indoor retail business open to the public, it qualifies as an Enclosed Public Space and shoppers, croppers and staff are required to wear masks while in the store.
This by-law does not apply to:
For more information about the by-law, please visit the City of Ottawa website at https://ottawa.ca/en/living-ottawa/laws-licences-and-permits/laws/law-z/living-ottawa/laws-licences-and-permits/laws/law-z/temporary-mandatory-mask-law-law-no-2020-186
Thank you for your cooperation and please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
June 2, 2020
JUST ARRIVED at Crop A While - Great PhotoPlay products for documenting COVID-19 experiences and events
First Responders Thank You Card Kit:
Doctors, nurses, policemen, firefighters, service men and women, and many other essential employees are working tirelessly through these uncertain times. Here’s a perfect kit to thank them! This kit makes eight cards and has many leftovers to make more. Kit includes eight card bases, die cut ephemera and 12×12 sheets of component parts.
Living the Quarantine Life:
"One day, and I hope it’s soon, we’ll all be looking in our rear view mirrors at the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll wipe a single
tear from our eye, fondly remembering social distancing, homemade Purell and toilet paper hoarding. While we’re trying to laugh about it right now, this exclusive limited edition collection is perfect for documenting this moment in history." PhotoPlay
This line includes four 12x12" two-sided papers, a paper pack, an ephemera pack and a stamp set.
We can just stay home:
Perfect for scrapbooking all of your stay-at-home adventures, We Can Just Stay Home is filled with monster slippers, pillow fights, blanket forts and so much more. This line includes six two-sided papers, a paper pack, an ephemera pack and a sticker sheet.
These new products are available both our physical and online store - these are limited edition products so order early to get yours!
January 2020 at Crop A While
(January 2, 2020)
Classes, Crops and Special Events for January 2020 have now been added to the new live Calendar page.
As announced earlier in the week, Sizzix, Heartfelt Creations, Frog's Whiskers and paper kits are 20% off too.
Since we have repriced all the items on sale, our store is 'beginning to look a lot like Christmas' with red tags in every direction!
Come on in and check out the savings!
This is our BIGGEST sale of the year so you won't want to miss out on the savings of 20% to 70% off throughout the store.
So come on in and replenish your stash of supplies at great prices.
Fine print ... You will be able to redeem your full points cards but you will not earn points during the sale.
See you soon
Crop A While and Heather Telford are hosting their first Lettering Meet Up
Alumni of the Let's Start Lettering classes held in February and September are invited to our first 'Lettering Meet Up'.
Heather will have tips, tricks and tools for you, so why not join her for a relaxing lettering evening?
Where: Crop A While
When: Friday October 4, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
What to bring: Your lettering pens, pencil and workbook
Drop in or call the store at 613-424-6831 to register