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.


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