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Welcome to Scrap Time!! My name is Christine and we are based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada!! I started Scrap Time in January of 2007! Scrap Time consists of me, Christine, who is the Host and Producer of the show, and Mark who lights, films and edits the show. My daughter Gemma sometimes comes on as a guest when I feature kid friendly products!

I have been very lucky to have the support of so many fabulous Paper Crafting manufacturers!! Without their support, there would be no Scrap Time. Almost all of the products and tools featured on Scrap Time are provided to us. However, I personally choose what I want to show, therefore I mainly have positive things to say!! I attend the Craft and Hobby Association Trade show twice a year to check out all the new releases and then request the products to feature on the show. My goal is to bring to you my favourite products, tools and techniques from the Paper Crafting Industry!!

I hope you enjoy the show! Please feel free to email me your comments or questions!! I love to hear from all of you!!

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50 Comments

  1. Zanne
    Posted December 2, 2007 at 7:15 am | Permalink

    Christine – please accept my thanks for all of your hard work on these podcasts! I really enjoy watching them. I like the choice of products you cover; I like the information you provide about them; I like seeing them in action; and I like seeing your opinion of them. I agree with your opinion on every review where I had the product. I have learned from your tips and techniques; I also liked the demo you provided on the watercoloring with markers episode; I learned so much, even though I have been stamping for years!
    I showed the episode about the cuttlekids to my daughter – mainly, so that she could see your daughter, whom she thought very brave to ”go on television!“ Thanks again for all your hard work!
    Zanne
    P.S. Do you have a donation method? I would gladly subscribe to this type of service, particularly if the episodes were even longer!

  2. Becky
    Posted April 10, 2008 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    Just love your site, I am new at all this, and your site has been an education :). Thank you for sharing with us.

  3. sherrie
    Posted April 16, 2008 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    I,too, am new at this. You have been an inspiration – excellent broadcasts, good instruction, great ideas, and wonderful techniques. Thank you!!

  4. Adrienne
    Posted April 27, 2008 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    Hi Christine,

    Just a note to say that a scrapbooker living in Hong Kong listens to your podcast. I look forward to your new episodes and enjoy watching them on the bus to work!

  5. Jodi
    Posted May 14, 2008 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    Hi Christine… I love your podcasts, I live in NY City and watch them on my ipod on my way to work… Keep up the good work!

  6. Posted June 8, 2008 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    I have all the Scrap Time episodes on my Ipod. The first time I watched them was when I had to stay up with my 2 kids. They were having trouble falling asleep at a hotel we were staying at. So at midnight I am watching multiple episodes of Scrap Time on my Ipod until they fell asleep. They are great to watch and I have learned a lot of new techniques from them and some great ideas too. Keep it up! I always look forward to them coming out.

  7. Joan
    Posted June 9, 2008 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    Christine, I love your podcasts. Great choice of techniques and products. I look forward to the next one. Keep them coming.

  8. Sue
    Posted June 23, 2008 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    Great videos, Christine. Glad to see someone, nearby, doing these. Love to see your demos on Canadian products. Keep up the great work!

    Sue (Port Hope, Ontario)

  9. Diana
    Posted July 16, 2008 at 2:18 am | Permalink

    hi cristine, im from Philippines love your show..its great! im a beginner in scrabooking hope to learn more on your show.

  10. Darlene
    Posted September 3, 2008 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    Christine, I really enjoy your podcasts – I am a subscriber and I enjoy your the demo’s and techniques. You and your team offer a very professional presentation and I love your samples. Your daughter is a doll, what a great model. Thank you again for all your hard work.

  11. Joan
    Posted November 7, 2008 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    Hi Christine, I love your podcasts! I check your site daily eagerly waiting for the next one. Keep up the good work!

  12. Donna
    Posted November 11, 2008 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    Christine, I watch several episodes per day and always learn something. I’m filling a notebook with names of companies, sketches, and directions! Just this week you saved the day with your tri-fold card tutorial for the card-exchange I’m in, 12 cards due in 4 days. Thanks for all your hard work; it truly is appreciated.

  13. Cindy Yinger
    Posted February 2, 2009 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    First of all let me tell you how much I enjoy your podcast. It is so unique and inspiring. The items you feature and the techniques you show are VERY helpful and up-to-date. I love how you show us a product and but then give us ideas on how to use it.

    It might be nice to show the scrapbook/ cardmaking relationship a little bit more. It might draw a little wider audience. Also, every once in a while you might want to talk about ATC’s (Artist Trading Cards) as well as altered things. These are other ways to use our materials. Just a thought.

    I love your show and don’t miss a single one! Thanks for taking the time and effort to do this. It’s wonderful.

  14. Janet Miller
    Posted April 11, 2009 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    Christine, I just wanted to thank you for all that you share with the rest of us. I have downloaded every episode and am watching them from the oldest to the most recent. I can tell you that all your time and effort spent on these podcasts is very much appreciated and I look forward to downloading each new one as it comes out. Thank you, thank you again and again for all you do. Please do continue to provide us with your helpful information.

  15. Posted April 17, 2009 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    Just wanted to say thank you for showing us these wonderful products and your work. Keep up the wonderful job.

  16. Krystyna
    Posted May 3, 2009 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    I discovered your instructive and informative videos a while ago and just love them. Thank you so very much!

    Cheers!

  17. Vicki
    Posted May 8, 2009 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    I’ve subscribed to your great podcasts on iTunes and enjoy every one of them. It’s great to see how products work before buying them and I especially like your hands-on approach to assembling stuff – a good example is the purple cow smart trimmer. Keep up the great job.
    Cheers

  18. Francoise Valois
    Posted September 30, 2009 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Christine, I have just discovered your site and am so thrilled. Have just started making cards and your site is full of great ideas. Also glad that the site is Canadian. Keep up the good work.

    Fran

  19. Patty Kriso
    Posted January 1, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    Christine, I have my first ipod and so discovered you! I have been a scrapbooker for many years and have not found any scrapbook/craft person who is as creative and to the point as you–I love your work and ideas. I also love the way that you are close up and show your hands at work–no lighting/sound/setup/product errors or delays. Yay!

  20. Ruth Sharpe
    Posted June 30, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    Christine- I enjoy your videos though I haven’t had a lot of time to poke around yet. I have a tool question and didn’t know where to post it. Hope here is OK….
    You had a video on Marvy Uchida button punch. I would love to purchase one of these but haven’t been able to find one online or in any of the stores locally. (We are in Kitchener) Could you let me know where you got yours? Thanks, ruth sharpe

  21. Posted August 29, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    I just searched your site and didn’t find anything about Heritage Makers. It is a digital scrapbooking company which operates in the US right now, however has ties to Lethbridge Alberta. It is currently growing in popularity out here in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. I was recently at a confrence and found there are no consultants east of Saskatchewan….WOW the opportunity for those that love scrapbooking out east! Just hoping you would have a look at our products and let me know what you think. My site is http://www.heritagemakers.com/435693. I am partial to the digital because of my time constraints with 3 little ones running around.

    Let me know what you think.
    Thanks
    Rheann

    • Carol Eason
      Posted October 9, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

      How does the cost of printing the pages compare to other companies like Creative Memories and /or printing them yourself?

  22. Posted October 13, 2010 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    Christine-
    Will you be at winter CHA? I am inviting you to come to my booth and see my very magical products. I think you could do wonders with them! Please visit my youtube channel for an intro to my products. Check out the Best Glue Ever and Embellie Gellie. Also, I watched your podcast about Washi Tape. Didn’t you find the ink smeared or resisted and took long to dry? I just tested it with an inkjet printer and my Perfect Printing Pouch and was delighted.

    Let me know if you have questions…and if you’ll be at CHA in LA.

  23. Lisa Bing
    Posted October 29, 2010 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    Hi, Christine! My sister signed me up to your website a couple of years ago in the attempt to get me crafting. Despite your wonderful videos and tips, I have not managed to embrace scrapbooking:( I would like to have my name removed from your mail list. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  24. jennifer
    Posted November 1, 2010 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    would you take off stamp from rolls. like stamping up rolls???????????????
    please email me and let me know.jmpetty83113@yahoo.com

  25. Ona
    Posted November 2, 2010 at 5:54 am | Permalink

    Christine,
    Want to heap praise on you, but am feeling pretty much speechless.
    ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
    So glad to have found your site.

  26. Sarah
    Posted November 7, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    Hi Christine,
    I love your podcasts and I absolutely loved the paper you showed. My favourite was Christmas Delight and Cottage Delight!
    Thanks Sarah :)

  27. Michelle
    Posted November 11, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    Hi Christine…

    I’ve been scrapbooking for about 5 years, but have tried very few products and techniques. I LOVE buying products, just never sure how to incorporate them in to my projects. I discovered your site about a month ago and am HOOKED! I find myself neglecting my kids – sneaking away instead to watch past episodes of Scrap Time on my laptop. I LOVE your style, you’re so easy to listen to, keep things simple but interesting. I really appreciate all the time you must put in to these podcasts. Your videographer is awesome too! My one complaint is that you very well might drive me into the poor house!! I keep ordering the products you show…first the Pixilicious line from Cosmo Cricket, then the Teresa Collins house mini album…you did an album of your home – loved the idea! I’ve also ordered the Crafters Companion??? Sprays – to use with my Cricut mats (one removes adhesive, one reapplys it), now I’m trying to find the new LYB Christmas line, Westoctt titanium non stick scissors and a couple of the adhesives that you use. Made the little Halloween treat containers, and am making paper bag albums at my daughter’s birthday with her and her friends. I”m out of control!!!!!
    Keep the episodes coming…I get so excited when I see a new one posted!!
    Michelle

  28. Sarah B
    Posted November 17, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    Hi Christine,
    I tried to send you an email and subscribe but I don’t think it worked. Anyways it basically said that i LOVE your podcasts! They are so helpful! I am a beginner and i do have a question. I find that alot of layouts are on kids. I am a kid so this is hard because I don’t know what to scrapbook about. I try to get my parents to take more pictures of us but that doesn’t usually happen. It would be really helpful if you showed a couple layouts that I could scrapbook about. I don’t know what. Maybe birthday parties and school photos. Also journaling is hard when I am journalling about my self.
    Anyways THANKS SO MUCH :)
    Sarah :)

  29. Joanne Lowe
    Posted January 6, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    Hi Christine,

    I l o v e your show and I love your accent! You have been a great inspiration to me in the last year! Thanks for letting us know about all the products out there:) You are a great inspiration and it’s great to see your daughter grow up in front of us. Love your ideas and talent. Keep up the great job that you do!

  30. charlotte borer
    Posted February 27, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    I love Christine and Scrap Time very much and I am very grateful for her visit to the master booth of Tim Holtz. I have a lot of products of Tim Holtz and I would never change with other things, above all the Distress inks!
    So I am looking forward very much to hold in hand the masterpiece of the one and only Tim Holtz. Thanks very much!
    A very big “fan” of Scrap Time and especially Tim Holtz!
    Charlotte Borer from Switzerland

  31. Joan Walsh
    Posted March 23, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    Hey Christine — just add one more international fan to your list — I am here in Bangalore, India, and discovered your site a few months ago. I love your videos and have downloaded batches and batches — alas, as of a few days ago I was “all caught up” and had to ‘gasp’ WAIT for the next one! Anyway, keep them coming! Joan

  32. Adrienne
    Posted April 15, 2011 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    Hi Christine,

    It is Adrienne from Hong Kong. I have downloaded your podcast since you were in the “single digits” and when you hit a a podcast ending in 00, I have emailed you to thank you.

    I am pretty late this time. My 12 year old son started boarding school in England at the beginning of January so I have been spent a lot of time there to make sure he settled in OK (no worries there – he loves his new school0. The 600th episode that featured Tim Holtz was a rather large file, so I didn’t download it to my iphone. Just watched it last night when I realised you hit the 600th episode.

    So CONGRATULATIONS. Love, love, love your podcast. I was really interested in the flower die cut dies that you recently showed. There are not many scrappers in Hong Kong (and no LSS!) so your podcast gives me a lot of inspiration and on-line shopping opportunities.

    Please also thank Mark for his brilliant camera work and uploading the podcasts on such a regular basis.

    A few years ago (can’t remember when) you did a podcast where you asked for viewers’ questions and they answered them. I really enjoyed it – could you do another one? My questions are:-

    1. How do you get Gemma and Mark involved in the scrapbooking? Do you get them to help with the journaling?

    2. How do you plan your time for the podcasts? Are you up until midnight creating or do you do it in batches?

    3. Stupid question – how do you make sure you shirt is the same at the beginning and end of the podcasts? I assume that you video the intro before you “play” with the products. Also, if you do a few podcasts in a row, how do you remember what to wear?

    Again, thank you, Mark and Gemma for the podcasts. I really enjoy watching them

  33. Maria
    Posted May 15, 2011 at 7:12 am | Permalink

    I’m a new scrapbooker. I don’t have enough idea about all the tools I need to start my first project. Could you give me an idea? For example, what kind of cutter I need. I bought two kind of circle scissors, but I don’t know which one is the best. One of them is Curvy Cutter EKCCO4 and the other is EKCS03. Which one do you recommend and why?
    If I want to use stencils, what is the best materials to use it, markers? stamps?

    Thanks

  34. Kim
    Posted July 19, 2011 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    I am not into scrapbooks but do art journals. I fell upon your podcast by chance and enjoy watching what you create. I love the casts you have done on your organization and creation area- it has provided me with inspiration on how to set up my space.
    K

  35. Posted July 22, 2011 at 5:17 am | Permalink

    Hi Christine, it´s my first visit at your site, its lovely! TFS all the good stuff ;D Janna

  36. Kay D.
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    One of the winners.

    I can’t send you my address. It doesn’t seem to work. I don’t know how else to do it.

  37. Shelley
    Posted August 2, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    Hi Christine,
    I am a long time fan of yours. I have watched every episode and many of them I keep for reference. I love your podcast.

    I just wanted to mention one thing. It seems a little while ago you changed your method for how you introduce a product line. You used to show all the papers, embellishments, etc on their own and then show us what you made with them. Now you seem to skip right to what you made with them. If I may, I would love to put a vote in to go back to the old way. My scrapbooking style is very different from yours so just being able to see the papers, etc as they are was very helpful. I am sure it is a lot of work to set all of that up! But it is really helpful to get a grasp on the products….before you alter them.

    Again, I love your show. Keep up the good work. Thanks soooo much for all your time, hardwork, information and education.

    shelley

    • Christine
      Posted August 2, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for the feedback. I found that so many companies were making their own videos now that I didn’t need to show all the products, so I replaced the products with a little technique in each of the videos. I guess I can take a vote to see which way people like better.

      • Shelley
        Posted August 10, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

        Thank you for replying. I didn’t realize companies were making their own product release videos. I could hunt those down. Whatever works for you. Thanks again for your wonderful show.

  38. Janene
    Posted August 12, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    I know this is weird, but I couldn’t find a contact page. I’m trying to track down a Christine Urias who took a photos of Neo Blythe dolls and posted them on Flickr under the name Shopping Diva. If it’s you, please email me.

    Checked out your blog, BTW. How fun!

  39. Posted August 15, 2013 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Love, love, love your site and we would love even more to promote your events and classes. We’ve just gotten into the online class idea and you would fit right in with our members! We only have on other Canadian craft gal! Take a look at what we do when you get a minute. We’d love to add you to our family.
    Tracey and Misty

  40. Marisa
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    Hi Christine,

    I am starting up a free digital parenting magazine and would like to use one of your pictures. Could you please contact me on the email address provided in this form? I can then furnish you with further details. The photo credit will be given to you.

    Thanks,
    Marisa

  41. Posted October 15, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Hi: just wanted you to know that I still have problems getting onto your site since my virus software still thinks your site has a virus embedded in it. Your husband has been great in terms of looking for the problem and I have been sharing my information with him. For now I just turn off my virus checker when I go to your site. Nothing is going to keep me away from it! I just bought your latest book and I am loving it. I watch your podcasts all the time and you have made me spend a lot of money on new products.lol. Thanks for all you do.

  42. Marie
    Posted December 30, 2013 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    Hoping you are all doing okay during this nasty weather that has hit Toronto hard. Looking to hear from you soon when all gets back to normal. Take care!

  43. Dawn
    Posted February 26, 2014 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    Love your CHA videos. Thank you for all your hard work. I appreciate you adding them to ITunes as well since I sneak and watch them at work all the time!!!
    Would you consider adding to your ITunes podcast the older videos you did with Dyan Reaveley? My favorite CHA designer. I watch your videos with her a lot!!!
    Thank you again.

  44. Steven
    Posted March 15, 2014 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    Hi Christine:where did you get the Brother ScanNcut? I want one for sure! Thanks for the information…oh and I just downloaded you latest book-I absolutely love all your books and I have them all!

  45. Valerie
    Posted August 3, 2014 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    Christine, Can the online classes be seen at any time? I want to do the gelli plate class and it is long past the date when the class was live. Thanks, looks like plenty of good ideas.

    • Christine
      Posted August 3, 2014 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

      Yes – the classes are continually available. You can sign up for them at any time and have access within 24 hours – basically as soon as I see you have signed up. They are available as a self paced class, but if you have any questions you can always email me!

  46. Patt
    Posted October 19, 2014 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    I was wondering if your classes are still available …I would love to do the 101 journaling, and the next three videos .

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