Remember all those glorious summer images? Tanned faces, big happy smiles, sunsets and family celebrations. All of them are stored away safely in your memory—your hard drive memory, that is.
So to bring them to life, we know a few ways to help:
Scrapbooks By Design first opened in November 2003 on Queen West and was the first scrapbook store in Toronto. Its large 5,000 square foot space caters to scrapbookers across the GTA who are drawn there because they have so much to offer. Fear not if thou has not scrapbooked before (or you don’t have time to make a career out of it). Scrapbooks By Design has options for you too. Check out the calendar and look for Scrapbooking 101 classes for beginners. The Friday night Crop Nights is a drop in for anyone to avail of their supplies and expertise ($8). If you are feeling pressed for time and rather uninspired but you really want your own scrapbook, the gals at Scrapbooks by Design can make it for you ($15–20 per page + materials). They also have a fab online store if you are already a scrapper.
Does your book club or gourmet club need a new idea for an evening out? Urban Scrapyard is a lovely venue in North Toronto where you can book a private party and catch up with the girls while creating a home for your summer shots (multi-purpose parties are so “in”). They too, offer a Crop Night every Thursday evening. For virgin scrappers, the ladies at Urban Scrapyard recommend a private one-on-one session with them ($30 for 1.5 hrs).