Mar 12, 2010

March 2010 Newsletter

Hello to my Creative Friends, and welcome to the Scrapville Newsletter for March!  I hope that you have all found time to enjoy some creativity, and found a bit of bliss and inspiration at Scrapville in the process.

To give you a brief run down on what’s been happening since the first Newsletter, I must say that I have been digging away at orders to restock the shelves of Scrapville.  There has been many an echo of excitement coming from the depths of the big brown boxes as an abundance of new stock is readied to hit the shelves.  Since the end of CHA in America, the wholesalers have been going flat out to get the Pre-Orders in for all the new stock set to hit the Aussies Shores this month.   Scrapville, like everyone else, has been anxiously awaiting new lines of stock for the shelves.  I am hoping that we will be able to get these items out to you before much longer.

What to Expect.
Well, we have at least four new ranges of 3 Bugs in a Rug coming out, very boyish cutesy ranges.  We also have some new BoBunny coming out, with the focus on Kitchen stuff and Girly themes!  In our teen area we have a new range of Geo-Hectic by Little Yellow Bicycle focusing on the outdoorsy bloke, and lots of embellishments to support it.  This one will actually work in well with the Monthly Pack if you focus on the stamps.........  New flowers have arrived in stock, and heaps of new chipboard shapes and words, some felt and foam embellies, and more bling brads.

The Imaginisce i-top, the Cricut Expression and the Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine seem to be the main products that people want to see demonstrated, and we will be including a demonstration schedule in the calendar to accommodate your interest in these products throughout the year.

The Scrapville Blog has been very popular, and I am really happy to see you all popping in and leaving comments, and allowing Scrapville to display your projects.  Our followers are coming from far and wide, and it’s nice to know we able to draw their interest Down Under!  The Monthly Sketch Challenges have also been very popular, with lots of inspired people bringing their projects into the shop for display.  Those a little further afield are gratefully emailing me their challenges and I am uploading them to the Blog for you all to see.  Don’t forget, the Monthly Sketch Challenge runs from the 15th of each month to Pumpkin Hour on the 14thof the following month.  That means you have until THIS SUNDAY night to get your layout or card finished girls!!

The current Scrapville Monthly Pack is the Bella Boulevard Super Stud, focusing on robots.  It is very cute, and can also be worked for girls – just check out the Blog and see what the Creative Team has done.  Unfortunately the first batch of this pack has been sold, and I am desperately  awaiting the arrival of the next shipment.  I will send out a broadcast once it is in so that those that missed out can pick one up.  Apologies to those still waiting.

I am happy to announce that due to the interest in the Monthly Packs, we will be setting up a subscription to accommodate those who would like to make a standing commitment.  Further information will be released shortly, outlining costs, payment details, dates and privacy policies. 

And............ we will also be doing two extra kits for each month, as a themed Monthly Kit for Girls/Female and Boys/Male.  This will include a colour copy of a layout, with the instructions to make the kit.  All materials to complete the project will be included in the kit, and these will also be available for subscription.

Subscription Numbers will be limited to 25, so it will be based on first fully paid subscription customers will have priority.  Again, a broadcast will be sent out once details have been finalized.  Please be patient.

Scrapville Trading Hours
Tuesday and Wednesday            9.30am to 5.00pm.
Thursday and Friday                    9.30am to 5.30 pm.
Saturdays                                         9.30am to 2.00pm.

Friday & Saturday Night CropVille commence at 7pm, and finish at Midnight.
Bookings are essential, and supper is provided in the $12.00 per person cost.

Dates to Note:  
Friday 12th March           I have just had ONE cancellation due to illness, book now if interested.
Saturday 20th March      I have three places available.
Friday 26th March           I have four places available (Vic school holidays start)
Friday 2nd April                Good Friday – CLOSED (NSW school holidays start)
Saturday 3rd April           Easter Saturday – CLOSED
Friday 9th April                Open for Bookings

Our first class is STAMPING AND EMBOSSING with Sally Clark, and Creative Team member and avid stamper.  Each attendee will leave the class with several items, and a whole new attitude to how easily you can make stamping & embossing fit into your projects.
WHEN: Saturday, 20th March.
Class 1. 10.30am to 12.30pm  Class 2.  1.30pm to 3.30pm
COST: $20 per person.
Just bring your trimmer, adhesives and a pencil.  Coffee and Tea provided.

WHEN: Saturday, 27th March. Commencing 3.00pm to 5.00pm.COST:  $8.00 per booking (..that pays for both of you!)
Numbers limited to 4 couples.

BRING:  Your project and tools.
The shop will be open to help you find what else you might need.  Refreshments provided.

Your daughter (or guest) should be of an age competent in handling scrapbooking tools (such as scissors or trimmers),
your daughter (or guest) will be under your direct supervision,
your daughter (or guest) will be invited to display projects completed at this booking on the Scrapville Blog, with your permission.

Futher Dates to Note:
CupCake Templates             Thursday 25th March                 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Bring Your Cricut                  Saturday, 27th March               10.00am to 12noon
Kids Classes                            Tuesday, 30th March                10.00am to 12noon
Mother/Daughter Crop      Tuesday, 30th March                  3.00pm to 5.00pm
Kids Classes                            Thursday, 1st April                     10.00am to 12noon
Mother/Daughter Crop      Thursday, 1st April                       3.00pm to 5.00pm

I will be adding more dates, class times, costs and requirements to a calendar shortly, in addition to the above.



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