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TV Hosts Carol & Renee share thoughts about Mother’s Day

Leading up to our Mother’s Day Weekend (May 8 to 10), I asked some of our TV Host Moms to share their thoughts about what the big day means to them. We’d love to hear your thoughts as well. Feel free to share your special Mom memories by clicking on the Comments link below.

As we get older, I realize more and more how fast the years go by. As my mother took such good care of me growing up, I know there will be a time where it will my turn to take care of her. And with the good memories I have of growing up, I only pray that my children have warm memories too. Mother’s Day is a time of reflection. Of being grateful for the good times we have shared.

My kids are 25 and 23 and are planning to leave the nest soon and as they plan, I want them to always remember I am here for them. For my mother and my children, and to my grandmother who has passed on, my life is so much more fulfilling thanks to them.

Wishing all Moms a special day,
Carol Fysh

Being a good mom is the thing in life I am most proud of. I have three beautiful daughters and they keep me going even in the worst of times. Simple things they do can bring you such joy.

This is my first Mother’s Day being a single mom. I hope I am setting a good example for my daughters and showing them that their mother is strong and, no matter what, will always be there for them. They, above anything else, are the loves of my life. I plan to spend the day with them and eat whatever weird concoction they bring me for breakfast in bed. I’ll have Gravol standing by.

Happy Mother’s Day to you,
Renee Torrington

Denis Simioni on what makes Ojon so special

During a recent promotional shoot at The Shopping Channel, I asked Denis Simioni to chat about what sets Ojon Haircare, apart.

In this exclusive video, Denis talks about discovering Ojon oil the special relationship between his customers and the Tawira — the people who produce Ojon oil deep in the remote rainforest of Central America.

Tune in to The Shopping Channel, or shop online, on Saturday May 9th as we celebrate Ojon’s 4th Anniversary. The day starts off with an extra special Today’s Showstopper - the Ojon 5-Piece Restore, Rejuvenate & Style Kit.

Ojon 5 Piece Restore, Rejuvenate & Style Anniversary Collection

This kit will include the NEW Ojon Resorative Leave-in Treatment, Tawaka Rejuvenating Cleanser, Tawaka Rejuvenating Conditioner, Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment Spray & Ojon Tawaka Rejuvenating Cream.

To learn more about Ojon and shop our current range, visit

Flare blogs about David Babaii’s Bohemian Beach Spray

Check out today where beauty blogger Megan Kirkwood walks you through David Babaii’s steps for ultimate, no-fuss summer hair. 

If you’ve caught celeb stylist David Babaii on The Shopping Channel in the past, then you know that loose, wavy curls (a la Kate Hudson) is his fave ‘do. His weapon of choice? His Bohemian Beach Spray - find it in his 3-Piece Starter Kit.

David Babaii for WildAid 3 Piece Starter Kit



Take your scrapbooking to the next level with Spellbinders

Hello everyone!

I am absolutely thrilled to be visiting you on The Shopping Channel tomorrow. I’ll be introducing you to Spellbinders Paper Arts and sharing some of our most popular products: the Wizard Embossing & Die Cutting System and Spellbinders Die Templates, featuring Nestabilities. You will learn how to cut, emboss and stencil using these triple function die templates, giving you professional results in minutes.

The Wizard is an all-metal constructed, universal die cutting machine that exerts 3,000 pounds (over 1,300 kilograms) of pressure to ensure the most precise cutting and the deepest embossing. Do you already have another die cutting machine? Or die cut templates from other crafting companies? Feel free to use our die templates in other machines or other manufacturer’s die cuts in the Wizard—remember, we offer universal products.

In several segments, I’ll be sharing projects and techniques using the Wizard and our templates: Nestabilities Ovals, Squares, Circles and more!

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Check out this project by artist Becca Feeken. This gorgeous card highlights the Spellbinders Nestability Scalloped Circles and Squares:

This layout by artist Holly Craft is absolutely stunning. Nestabilities make perfect frames and mats for all your layouts!

Join in the fun on Thursday and learn how easy it is to make beautiful projects in minutes!

See you then…

Kim Hupke
Kim Hupke
Director of Education
Spellbinders Paper Arts

With 9500 pieces the scrapbooking possibilities are endless!

From the Memories Direct Designer Collection Series, our elegant 9500+ piece scrapbooking kit has the heaviest grade paper we manufacture. Plus, with over 9,500 pieces to work with there are endless possibilities and so many options of things to do with this one kit.

The kit comes complete with 12×12 and 8×8 flat papers in many themes for any event of the year. The colours and designs we used in this kit are timeless and elegant.

Coordinating paper journaling tags, frames, borders, accents, titles, lettering, numbers, punctuations and more are also included. Truly all you need to do is add your photos- even ribbon, brads, eyelets, velum and chipboard accents are included too!

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On the “Peek-a-boo” layout below, I outlined some punch-out letters from the kit to give the title a little extra kick. For the cute “flip-over” in the corner, all I needed was to attach a small square of the plaid paper to the back side of the green paper. The square only had to be big enough for what shows when you flip it over. Then I used one of the brads in the kit to attach it.

Memories Direct Scrapbooking

The “Wedding Forever” layout below uses flower punch outs with jewel punch outs as the center. They look like real bling, but won’t bulk up your scrapbook. The “forever” title and the blue tag are included in the kit. I just backed the blue tag with regular white paper to make it stand out a little more. The envelope is also included in the kit, but I stamped over it with a poem stamp to give some texture. The three “buttons” under the title are simply more punch outs from the kit with the clear epoxy stickers included in the kit giving them a 3-D effect.

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Here are a couple more layout examples, both created with the Memories Direct 9500+ Piece Scrapbooking Kit - I hope they help get your creative juices flowing!

Memories Direct Scrapbooking

Memories Direct Scrapbooking

I’ll have lots more examples & inspiration for you during my visit to The Shopping Channel this Thursday.

Be sure to watch!

Tina Lewis
Tina Lewis

Put your underwear drawer on your spring cleaning list

So, you’ve washed your windows, tidied your garden, maybe started to tackle a closet or two. What about your undies? During her last visit, I chatted with lingerie designer Rhonda Shear about tossing certain un-mentionables this time of year.

Rhonda is back at The Shopping Channel tomorrow. Be sure to catch her live if you can, she’s a blast to watch and always brings her best new designs. Tomorrow she will be presenting, among other things, her new Seamless High Waist Brief Band Shaper

Rhonda Shear

 Gives you full coverage from bust to bum and its lightweight fabrication is perfect for this time of year. Shop the full Bodywear by Rhonda range on

What I hope my artwork provides those who collect it

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Many times I have been asked why I am known as “The Painter of Light”. For me, “light” has always represented that which I value most highly in life – things like hope, inspiration, faith and family. Simply put, I desire to create paintings that inspire people.

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Through my artwork, I want to remind my collectors of the simpler things in life – things worth believing in. I want to give you a glimpse of serenity in the quietude of a meadow, an ambling country trail, a mountain capped with snow. These are images we all relate to because we all have those secret places in our heart we all dream of. Places we can feel at peace. In a way, I see that I am offering my mind, my skill, my creativity as instruments of the discovery process of remaking the world into a better place.

It is my hope that the selection of my images available here on The Shopping Channel provides your home with a bit of warmth and inspiration, and an oasis from the chaos of the world around us.


Thomas Kinkade the Painter of Light

We asked Moms what they wanted, here’s what they said

In planning our “Just for Mom” event, we surveyed some of our customers to see what they had planned for Mother’s Day gifting.

The most popular gift idea according to those surveyed? Jewellery! Always classic and a gift you know will be cherished year after year. Jewellery was followed by beauty products and flowers in terms of what customers planned on giving this year.

Not surprisingly, when we asked what was on their own Mother’s Day wish lists, they said the same thing. Jewellery, beauty products and flowers. Which just supports the theory that we tend to give what we’d like to receive!

Also, over 40% of women surveyed indicated that they planned on treating themselves to a little something for Mother’s Day as well. Good for you ladies!

So whether you’re shopping for a special women on your list, or picking up something to celebrate your own role #1 Mom, here are some of our top Mother’s Day gift picks. All under $80 (most under $50!)

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Freshwater Pearl Necklace & 3-Piece Earring Set
Choice of 3 colours

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Sterling Silver & Gold Plate Half Moon Earrings


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Perfect Formula French Manicure Kit


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Korres Body Butter Trio + Bonus


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“I Love You Mom” Potted Rose with Tin
Web Special: $19.97


The Shopping Channel’s Just for Mom Day

We’re all about Mom this Sunday. Check out our line-up that includes great gift ideas for that special lady in your life.

Find our top gift picks for Mom, including Free Shipping specials, at Also, don’t forget about The Shopping Channel Gift Card. Let her choose from over 15,000 in-stock items online. Give the gift of shopping! How fun is that?

Eco-chic hairstyling tips from David Babaii & Chatelaine

When in search of eco-friendly hairstyling tips, it only made sense that the Chatelaine StyleDesk would reach out to our friend, celebrity stylist David Babaii.

Read Assistant Style Editor Kate Daley’s post for hair tips that help the planet, as well as your ‘do.

Watch this backstage video shout-out from David, taken during his last visit with us.  David Babaii for WildAid is available exclusively in Canada right here at The Shopping Channel.