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 traveler. 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.
Alexis started with scrapbooking back in 2001 after a trip to France. She has changed the way she has scrapbooked over the years trying different methods including pocket scrapbooking and mini albums.
She has found her passion though with stamping and Copic markers. She has taught herself over the last few years learning shading and all different techniques. She loves to share her knowledge and tips & tricks with anyone who is interested.
She is very excited to be able to work at The Workshop not only with such an amazing team but also getting to share her passion with all the wonderful customers.
Outside of her papercrafting she is an avid NERD who loves to read and LOVES Harry Potter.
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.