Jun 30, 2010

Kidsville Classes

Hello Little People!!!  Don't forget to tell Mum or Dad to book you into Kidsville before all the spots are gone...... This Thursday is BOOKED OUT, and next Tuesday only has 2 spots left....... Next Thursday is also BOOKED OUT.

If you still want to come I can add your name to my waiting list and run another class - but you have to let me know soooooonnnnnnn!  I will set aside Thursday MORNING next week, the 8th July IF I GET ENOUGH KIDDIES!

For the NSW little people, I will be taking names for the Tuesday 13th July 10am to 12noon, and Thursday 15th July 2pm to 4pm.

......................... call me, call me now
0260 567258


Jun 27, 2010

July Pack Sneak Peek!

Not long now until we are into the seventh month of the year which means... another round of packs for you to play with.
Without giving too much away... one pack for July is incredibly 'Sassy' with vibrant colours and super cute embellishments!
Here is a little sneak peek just to wet your appetite!
Happy Scrapping!

Jun 26, 2010

Imaginisce Sketch Challenge entry...

Imaginisce have been running another wonderful sketch challenge for the month of June with a stunning sketch from one of their designers Kim Holmes.
Now, one of our regular customers Sam has brought her entry into Scrapville so we thought we'd upload it for her and share her take on the challenge.
Sam has used the ever popular 'Let's Roll' collection from Imaginisce which we have in-store at Scrapville.
Goodluck Sam.

Jun 23, 2010

June Newsletter

Hello Creative People, and welcome to the latest Scrapville Newsletter.
There has been much hype in the store of late, what with the end of financial year looming closer to my first stock take........... boy oh boy, all that counting! 

The Monthly Packs sold out again, and the new Martha Stewart pop up and border punches have been walking out the door............ oh boy!  I think it would be a good idea for all interested to drop into the store and put down a deposit for the punches, and that will secure your sale when the next order arrives.  I might also suggest that you "...shimmer in" and put your name down for the particular Glimmer Mist you'd like as well, as I can't seem to keep up with the demand!  October Afternoon's Fly a Kite range will be in today, and the rest of the Cherry Hill packs should be out by the end of next week for those still wanting one - however numbers will definitely be limited, and these will not be made up again.  This really has been such a popular range of papers, and it's been great seeing all the inspired vintage and shabby creations using them.

The new Kaiser Trimmers are now in-store, along with the Advent Calendars and 9 Drawer Storage Cabinets.    I have seen the Advent Calendars decorated so nicely as special little storage spaces to put all those stray little bits and pieces.  It's also perfect of course for getting an early start for .... dare I say it - Christmas!  Scary thought I know....

We also have a range of book plates for the storage drawers as well.  These are available in a metallic style, or rich painted colours in varying styles.  Just the thing to finish off your project.

I have decided to charm you all with embellishments................ yes, I have new charms!  If you like little brass clocks, some with white faces, bird cages, handbags, owls, camera's or funky birds - come see!!  And ribbons, and pom poms and a few brassy and silver and bright buttons.............. and buttons, and ribbon............., and some new ribbons!!  My oh my you're being spoilt!  But seriously, there are lots of new bits and pieces in-store that are simply...................... charming!

We have lots of decorative brads in stock also, covered in pearl, glossy colours, lots of bling, chennile and velvet.  They are nice and fresh, and dress up a page very nicely simply by adding as a flower centre, folding back a corner and fastening with a brad, or simply to secure a photo or embellishment.

We've managed to shuffle a bit of furniture around so there's more room on the wall for displaying your wonderful work.  The Sketch & Monthly Pack Gallery is looking great, and providing many onlookers with much inspiration.  We have slotted in more 12x12 cardstock racks, and down the back we have an A4 section for housing all those Japanese, Shimmer and specialty occasion papers.

The Blind CropVille has been a great success, and filling up very quickly a month in advance.  It is so much fun, and our last night was no exception.  We had bums off seats madly punching away at the pack, with some beautifully punched cardstock border strips being layered across the page.  The girls were starting to doubt my ability to read the instructions correctly, however they all finished up with a beautiful layout with lovely layered lacy borders across it.  ......and some ladies even realized that they really should follow the instructions and not jump ahead, but they'll no doubt be naughty again.....

The next Blind CropVille on 17th July is BOOKED OUT, and the following one on 28th August still has places available.

Friday 25th June there are     2 places available.
Saturday 3rd July there are   3 places available.
Friday 9th July there are       6 places available.
Saturday 17th July IS BOOKED OUT (Blind CropVille)
Friday 23rd July is Tentatively Booked Out for a Group.  This will be updated later.
Saturday 31st July is available, and there will be Birthday Cake as well...............

Don't forget, a $5 deposit is required to hold your booking.

KIDSVILLE........................................                  Yaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yep, it's that time again - School Holidays!  We are once again leaving our senses and holding KidsVille Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays of the School Holidays.  I will be having classes in the mornings on Tuesdays, and classes in the afternoons on Thursdays.  If your daughter/son (yes, boys are welcome as well) would like to attend, please call into the store, or email Janet for further information at scrapville@iinet.net.au.  KidsVille participants should be competent with using scissors or a trimmer, and be able to follow instruction.  I will also be offering the option to do a set Class Kit, or a free scrap/crop with assistance, depending on the age of the kids.

Tuesday 29th June  -  10am - 12noon
Thursday 1st July   -    2pm - 4pm

Tuesday 6th July    -   10am - 12noon
Thursday 8th July   -    2pm - 4pm  

Mums will be able to drop off the kids and go off for a coffee or some shopping whilst I entertain the class.  I'll ask mum's to make sure that any tools brought in from home are named, and for those that don't have a basic tool kit, one will be provided from the Scrapville workshop kit.

The Registration Forms have now been sent out to all interested persons via email, and deposits are being paid.  Those that prefer to collect their forms in person from Scrapville can do so when next in the store.  Thank you to those already booked in, and I look forward to sharing RetreatVille with you all!!  If you are interested in attending the Retreat and would like to register, please forward an email to Janet requesting the Registration Forms.

Thank you everyone for making welcome our newest member of the Creative Team to Scrapville in the next Guest role.  Anthea has been busy putting together some projects for the next monthly packs, and we look forward to seeing what she has come up with............

To all the Scrapville Creative Team I would like to say "Thank You" for your support, creativity and inspiration.  I also need to say "Cong Rats!!" to Melinda, Marg and Anthea, all very talented people, for having their projects recently submitted for publication formally accepted.  Well done girls, and I look forward to seeing you all in print............... so to speak!

For those waiting on extra monthly packs, I will send out an announcement when they are ready.  Extra packs being prepared are Cherry Hill by October Afternoon, Paper Doll by Crate Paper and Flying High by My Little Shoebox.

Don't forget, the current sketch needs to be completed by pumpkin time on July 14th, so be sure to drop yours in or email it to Janet.


Jun 21, 2010

Blind Crop Reveal!

Well Scrapville has again hosted a very successful and frivolous 'blind crop' in-store on Saturday evening and the ladies got to play with the new Martha Stewart punches... much to their delight!
For this month's blind crop master layout I decided to go for a different approach using white on white and lots of lovely border punches with pops of colour added by using patterned paper from Basic Grey, Kaiser rhinestones, flowers and butterflies.
 Master Layout - Blind Crop by Melinda (DT)

And here are the wonderful creations by the Blind-Crop girls:
Judy L
And even Marg got to play along, although she wasn't there on the night, we sent her the instructions at the same time as the girls opened their packs, Marg used different products but still had a wonderful time and her layout is so precious with those pics of her gorgeous Granddaughter's Christening.
Marg (DT)
 If you would like to join in on the fun then pop in and see Janet at Scrapville, Wodonga or send her an email at scrapville@iinet.net.au to book in as the crops are booked weeks in advance. For those of you who live interstate or overseas, we can email you a copy of the instructions on the night.
Happy Scrapping!

Jun 19, 2010

Blind CropVille

Just a reminder that Blind CropVille is on tonight for those that booked in.  The girls have all been sent their lists, requiring three photos this time, so I am very excited to see what comes out of this class.  I have been told that the theme will be a bit "tizzy", so I'm assuming that means a bit of cutting or punching..... hmmmmm.

Good luck girls, and have fun.


Jun 15, 2010

Sketch Challenge Winners and a New Sketch!

Well now we are half way through the year and who can believe it? We have had a terrific response to the May sketch challenge, and with so many fabulous entries we are glad we use the random generator to pick a winner!  It would be impossible to choose between all the beautiful work otherwise.
So without further ado... the May Sketch challenge layout winner is:
and the May Sketch challenge card winner is:
Rachel (Pepper)
Congratulations to our winners - please could you contact Janet in-store at Scrapville or send an email to: scrapville@iinet.net.au to receive your prizes.
June Sketches!
Each month Scrapville runs a sketch challenge with randomly drawn prizes. The sketches are purely to give you inspiration for your layout and or card, with a design already in mind. You don't have to follow the sketch verbatim, you can flip it, turn it, alter it slightly, add to it, however the original sketch design must be recognizable in your final entry. All entries must be emailed to scrapville@iinet.net.au or dropped into the store in Wodonga before midnight, 14th July. Winners will be announced on the blog on the 15th July.
June Layout Sketch
Remember, if you use the sketch for any purpose other than to enter the Scrapville challenge, please give credit to the original designer.
July Card Sketch
Here are a few samples from the Scrapville Creative Team...
Layout Sketch by Marg
We are please to say that Marg's beautiful layout has been accepted for publication so has had to be removed from the blog. Congrats Marg as it was a beautiful layout!
Layout Sketch by Melinda

Layout Sketch by Anthea
Card Sketch by Marg
Don't forget that you have until midnight on the 14th of July to enter your creations... and we can't wait to see how you go!

Jun 14, 2010

One last sketch entry...

We have just received one last entry into the May sketch challenge all the way from the UK.
Clare has made it just in time... and we are so glad she did because her little card is absolutely gorgeous and the colours are scrummy! Thanks Clare!
Make sure you check back tomorrow for the big announcement of the winners and to view the new June layout and card sketches.
Happy Scrapping!

Jun 12, 2010


Hello Creative People, well it's time for another Special Announcement..........

As you are aware we have had a Guest on our Creative Team to introduce new people and new talent to you through Scrapville.  It is now time to say Thank You to Marg, who has been the first of our Guest Creative Team Members.  Marg has created some beautiful projects, and has been enlightening us all with her very refreshing shabby style.  I am sure you have all taken a bit of inspiration away from Marg's projects, and hopefully tried out a few of the techniques Marg has used.

But wait - there's more!  She's not going far...........  I have decided to keep Marg on board the Creative Team for a bit longer yet, as we are still one person down with Sally overseas.  Marg has thankfully agreed, so you will all continue to see more of her wonderful projects.

With that spot filled I now have to announce my next Guest Creative Team Member for the next few months.................................

Please welcome Anthea English to the Creative Team.

I would like to share a few Q and A's about Anthea with you, and look forward to seeing her exploring the bounds of creativity at Scrapville - which I don't doubt she will!  Anthea will be joining Melinda and Marg on the Scrapville Creative Team, and I am sure you will see some pretty exciting stuff coming up very soon!!  ................. now

Where do you live?
Wodonga, in a brand spanking new house (yep – I am just a little excited about the new house thing!)

How long have you been scrapbooking/cardmaking for?
Scrapbooking for about 2 and a half years.

What style do you like?
I love all styles but my favourites would probably be shabby chic and grunge.

What colours do you like to work with?
I love to work with all colours! My favourites though would have to be turquoise, bright pink, orange and lime greens.

What products do you love to work with?
I love to use a huge variety of products in my scrapping, however I would go crazy with no patterned paper. I also love ribbons, glimmer mist, dimensional magic and lots of bling.

What are your favourite papers?
I love Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon, Scenic Route, BoBunny, My Minds Eye……oh dear – the list goes on!

Who are the people you most love to scrap?
My kids! I have a 10 year old son and a 3 year old daughter, so I really get to play with both girl and boy LOs. I also love doing LOs of my hubby and am getting better at doing a LO or two with me in it.

Where do you scrap?
Mostly by myself on the kitchen table or the living room floor – but I have been going to a few crops at Scrapville lately which I really enjoy. I also love to scrap with my sister when she has the time.

Do you go to any retreats?
No – I have never been to a retreat – but I have two planned for this year. I hope they are as much fun as I think they will be.

Have you ever been published?

No – but I have been accepted for submission in an upcoming issue of Scrapbooking Memories. I cannot wait to see my work in print!

I am excited to be a Guest on the Scrapville Creative Team because.........
I get to be a part of a pretty amazing scrapping team! Thanks for asking me to play along Janet!

Please be sure to say Hello to Anthea when you see her, or send her a comment on the Blog to welcome her onto the team.  I look forward to bringing something new to Scrapville, along with some exciting months ahead for Anthea, the Team and You!!


A few more Sketch Challenges

We have received quite a few more layouts and some cards for the current Sketch Challenge, which is great.  You will have to make sure you get a move on though if you haven't sent yours in, as close off is Pumpkin Time on the 14th June - or next Monday!

We have had another great response to this month's sketches, and the layouts put up by Melinda and Marg were a great inspiration.  Well done to all the below ladies for their efforts, and how very different they all are!  Thanks heaps for sharing.
Roz - Layout Sketch
 Jacqui - Layout Sketch
Amanda - Layout Sketch
Carol - Layout Sketch
Amanda - Layout Sketch
Nita - Layout Sketch
Anita - Layout Sketch

Roseanne - Card Sketch

Roz - Card Sketch

Jun 4, 2010

June Monthly Packs

Well, the exciting news here at Scrapville is we have TWO packs this month to challenge your creativity, and they are BOTH Beautiful.  The cute and funky Flying High from My Little Shoebox, a mixture of blues and yellows, birds, houses clouds and trees....  This pack includes a die cut sheet of shapes, ribbed cardstock, plain cardstock, 2 sheets of doublesided patterned papers, 3 coordinating strips of cardstock to tempt your creativity, mini alpha stickers, hot pink raffia and a little chip birdie -    OMGoodness!  It's a great price for $15.00, and comes with the Booster as an option, and that includes sunny yellow ric rac, glittery alpha stickers, a sheet of blue bling and a chip birdie, a tiny button and a blue felt flower!  Teamed up with the pack, this is seriously cute!!  The Booster is $10.00 (and only available with the purchase of the Monthly Pack).

This is a sample Layout of the My Little Shoebox Flying High Monthly Pack, also using the Booster Pack.
Sweet Boy by Melinda (CT)

This is such a gorgeous layout, and once again Melinda has added her own special touches with some doodling around the edges of the white cardstock, and cut out around it.  If you want to give the paper rolling a try, there is a few strips in the pack.

The gorgeous Paper Doll pack from Crate Paper has some wonderful pink/red/green tones, so there is a multitude of ways in which to incorporate all these colours.  The pack contains a sheet of cardstock, a sheet of double dot cardstock, 4 sheets of doublesided patterned papers - consisting of paper dolls, handbags, large flowers and a patterned dot, all coordinating, a 6x12 sheet of chip shapes, 8 coordinating flowers in pink tones, satin ribbon with embossed pink polka dots, and a strip of red webbing.  I am SO looking forward to seeing what you all come up with from these packs.   This Pack is full of scrappy goodness, and really well priced at $20.00.
 Sweetie by Marg (CT)
Isn't this just the sweetest layout. Marg has ripped and sewn, made flowers and punched borders to create this amazing layout. She has also used one of the new Martha Stewart deep border daisy punches that we now have in-store.
Sample Cards by Marg (CT)
This pack is full of so much goodness that Marg had ample product left over from her layout to create a couple of very cute cards (and she still says "there's heaps left over"). Love the doodling around the border and that Martha Stewart daisy punch is just gorgeous!

Once these packs are gone they are GONE........ so apart from those who have paid their Subscription you'll need to get in early to pick one up.  They are in store and on the shelf now.


Jun 3, 2010

May/June Sketches

Well here it is, the card that came to be from lack of Mojo!!  Rachel over in the West has raised the bar and created this great birthday card for her daughter Sophie's 13th Birthday!  Now that's worth finding your Mojo for Rachel, a TEEN in the house!  The card looks like a lot of fun Rachel, I'm loving that cupcake!

Happy Birthday by Rachel

We also have a few other Layout Sketch Challenges to show you.

The Gap by  Heather
Fantastic way to use your circles with those flowers Heather, and the butterfly hearts have come up very nice.  Those alphas are very nice too....

Special Moments by Jane
Jane has used a background patterned paper that has blended in nicely with her photos.  The flowers and pearls add that extra dimension.

Let Them Eat Cake by Rachel
This layout is by Rachel, who has seriously got her Mojo back!

We Wish You... by Jennie
This layout is by Jennie, who has used the glitter circles to focus on her son, and lead your eye to the journaling.  I'm seeing a bit of dimentional magic there somewhere too.....

Thanks girls for sending in your Sketch Challenges, there are some wonderful takes on your creative results.    Don's forget - you have until PUMPKIN TIME on the 14th June to get your Sketches in.


Jun 2, 2010

October Afternoon - Cherry Hill

Well I am pleased to say that we are still receiving layouts in store from those who were lucky enough to get one of these fabulous packs before they sold out!  I have also noticed that some of the ladies have really stepped outside their square with this pack and created some very different layouts to their usual styles.  It's great to see so many of you trying new things and putting yourselves up to the challenge.


Well, we almost got away with it............ but at the last minute Heather found the sewing machine and did a couple of laps around the photo frame!!  There was much to laugh about at the recent CropVille as the girls played, created, positioned and repositioned and positioned again.  That's what we all do right??  Very nice page Heather.


This girl has not ceased to amaze us with her enthusiasm and drive to try new techniques, styles and themes.  I am thrilled to see her challenging herself with what Scrapville has to offer.  You go Girl!!

This Monthly Pack was re-ordered due to it's huge popularity, and not just this range.  October Afternoon has also put out 4 other ranges, and we have most of them in stock.  The rest, as well as top ups, should be here soon...   When these packs are made up and put onto the shelf there will not be any more made up, so first in best dressed I'm afraid.  I will let you all know when they arrive....


Mothers Day Promotion Windup Week

Hi Everyone,
It was wonderful to see you for the Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday, and thank you even more for all the yummy cup cakes and biscuits brought into the store.  They were very much appreciated by the big people AND especially the little people that ventured in with Mum or Nan!!   It's so nice to do something for such a worthy cause.

The Scrap Night was a huge success and a lot of fun.  There were some beautiful layouts completed, and lots of techniques being shared and tried.  The PINK girls had a great time, with an abundance of energy sustaining cakes with petals of Pink and Poppyseeds..... to keep them going!

Thanks girls, with your contributions on the day, 20% of sales and the donations received in store to the end of May, we will be able to provide the Cancer Council with a healthy donation.

My Mother's May Promotion ended close of business 31st May, and I am sure the ladies that picked up a bargain will be very happy with their new toys.  We have had lots of interest with the machines, and it will be great to see some projects from you using the new techniques they offer.

I also had a spot prize during the Biggest Morning Tea, matching up a name from the hat (my PINK one), with the name of each person entering the store on the day/night.  Please be sure to call into the store to collect your prize from the Front Counter.
Spot Prize 1.    Miss Ashleigh (..sorry Nicole, but she does shop at Scrapville.....)
Spot Prize 2.    Jennie Seal (...and NO, you didn't win Dimentional Magic!!)

Thanks so much for all your support and contributions on the day, and at the scrap night.

I can't wait for the Girls Night In come October!!!