Sheri Ballantyne, Store Owner, Girl Boss, Jack of most Crafts
Sheri brings her knowledge and expertise from 12 years with a leading direct sales scrapbooking company. As a top 5 seller in Canada 4 years in a row and two-time incentive trip earner, she has seen a lot and is ready to answer any question or handle any crafting challenge you may bring. Whether it's scrapbooking, cardmaking, colouring with Copics, stamping or any other crafting, Sheri just loves being creative. And her favourite part of crafting is all of the wonderful people she meets and connects with while sharing this amazing hobby.
Sheri also loves reading (especially Stephen King), the Toronto Blue Jays, travelling and hanging out with her three boys.
Matt Ballantyne, Store Owner, IT, Process and Retail Specialist, Comic Relief
After 20+ years working with Staples Canada, Matt has learned a thing or two about the retail world. He has been a driving force behind this online experience, and has worked tirelessly to find the right provider, enter countless SKUs of product, search out product images, work with suppliers, and get this whole thing up and running. Got an IT question? Ask Matt. Got a crafting question? He'll direct you to someone else. BUT he does have a say -- check out our "Matt's Picks" in store.
Matt is an avid golfer and traveller. He is looking forward to his "bucket list" trip to Scotland this Fall. And he DOES craft too -- last summer, he made his first (and maybe last) stamped and handmade card for a challenge at the office.
Janet Chappelle, Scrapbooker, Enabler, Spellbinders Expert
Janet found her passion for scrapbooking about 8 years ago and works hard to expand her knowledge and expertise in both products and techniques. Her 5 ½ year old grandson is the inspiration for many of her pages. She is an avid traveler and fills many pages and mini albums with photos and creative elements reflecting the tropical paradise locations she's visited. The Workshop is her happy place and she happily helps people become as passionate about this craft as she is.
Janet loves to read, has a soft spot for furry friends, and is a devoted grandma. Her other happy place is her trailer.
Debbie Bowie, Watercolourist and Crafter, Social Coordinator
Debbie loves everything to do with crafting and is an enthusiastic source of energy in the store. She has loved learning about watercolour painting with stamps and is eager to learn about Copic colouring too. She uses her scrapbooking expertise to help new and experienced scrapbookers alike, and she always knows which products pair well with the ones you're using or buying. She is always up for any challenge, so bring her your questions and she'll help you out.
Debbie has traveled far and wide, and she is always on hand to help with her grandkids and support them in their activities.