Oct 31, 2012


Scrapville Creative Team Call 2013
Scrapville's shop-front store will shortly be commencing the 4th year of trading in Wodonga. With the New Year comes a new lineup for the Creative Team, and therefore it’s time to put the Call out for the first 6 months of 2013. The below criteria will need to be met each month in consideration of your application. If you believe you could be the designer we are looking for, then please read on. 

You will be required to:

  • Complete 2 layouts & 2 cards over a 6 week period. This allows for the overlap of Monthly Pack and Sketch Challenges. 
  • Have an active Blog where you will post layouts/cards and link back to the Scrapville Blog. 
  • Be interactive in leaving Blog comments for Challenge entries. 
  • Assist the Creative Team in choosing Challenge winners, as specified. 
In Recognition: 
  • Designers are listed on the Scrapville Blog with a profile photo, and a link back to your own Blog. 
  • Designers will receive product on a monthly basis to use in support of current Scrapville Challenges. 
  • Designers will be given a designer blinkie to display on your Blog. 
  • Designers will be given a Creative Team Loyalty Discount on purchases at Scrapville. 
  • Designers will be asked to commit to a six month term commencing 1st January 2013 through to 30th June 2013.
How To Apply:
Please complete all the following details:
  • Name and location. 
  • A brief introduction, outlining your Scrapbooking/Card Making experiences, interests, styles and favourite techniques. 
  • Send three layouts (via email) that are indicative of your creative style/s.   These must:
    1. Be your own work
    2. Not be from a Class Project
    3. Have been completed within the last 6 months
  • What will you bring to the Scrapville Creative Team. 
  • Links to your blog, any online galleries or promotional sites you currently support or utilize. 
  • A list of any Creative/Design Team experience, both past and current. (experience in this area is not compulsory) 
  • This Call is open nationally to Australian applicants.
EMAIL to: Janet Watt, Manager, Scrapville: scrapville@iinet.net.au 

Applications will close at 5pm on Friday, 30th November 2012.

A confirmation email will be sent by reply on receipt of your application. 
Successful applicants will be notified by email on Friday, 7th December 2012. 
An announcement will be posted to the Blog to introduce the 2012 Creative Team on Wednesday, 2nd January 2013.

Thank you, and I look forward to receiving your applications.


More October Creations

Hi Everyone, today we're sharing some creations for the October/November Sketch Challenge, and the Cashmere Dame Monthly Pack.  I hope you've been inspired to play along, although the Monthly Pack is about to expire so I hope you made it in.  You still have until Pumpkin Time on November 14th to get your Sketch Challenges in, so why not have a go?
Monthly Pack
It's Your Birthday Card by Sally Clark (CT)

Card Set by Sally Clark (CT)
Monthly Pack
Be Reasonable Card

 With This Smile Card

WHY? Card

Spring by Heather Bensley
October/Nov Sketch
Leigh by Jennie Seal

 Devotion & Delight by Debi Clark

Some very interesting creations here, fussy cutting, layering, masking, embossing and lots more.  Great job on the cards Sally, they make a wonderful set.
A beautiful layout as always Heather, lots of white space and clean lines.  The misting and texture stamps have added a nice touch blending in well with the colour theme.
Lots of work put into your embossing and techniques Jennie, I just love how this has come together.  
Debi, nice natural colours in your page with Pah, not too unbalanced given the pretty little pink Pippa attraction!  Well done girls!


Oct 30, 2012

A Mixed October Post

Hi Everyone, we have a few more layouts to share with you all in this post.  We are fast approaching the end of the October Monthly Pack Challenges, but there is still plenty of time to get your Sketch Challenges in.  We're also sharing some Show & Tell, a Toot and a few snippets of New Stock at Scrapville.  Read on down and take a peek, and stay tuned for more news shortly.

I just wanted to send a little Toot to one of Scrapville's previous Creative Team Members, Heather Bensley, who has recently been published for the first time in Australian Scrapbooking Memories.  Congratulations Heather, your work is beautiful as always, and we are looking forward to seeing much more of your wonderful work in print!
Janet & the Team

Show & Tell
Too Cool for School by Jennie Seal
For Show & Tell we wanted to share a layout that Jennie has created, from when her son was in primary school.  Using these little boy cutouts doesn't take much to add a bit more cuteness to the page.  They're a simple addition that can give your creations that little bit extra.
From WeR, these many and varied designs are a quick and easy addition.  Perfect on a layout or for a more customized design on your cards, these will make the job that whole lot easier.  There are many to choose from, along with words or titles.  Check these out.

Lucky 8 Border Punches and Mini 8 Punches
These fantastic New punches are from WeR Memory Keepers and are the quick and easy way to dress up a page, or add a diecut.  With 3 or more options, these will be a Must Have for your Christmas List!  Here are just a couple to show you what we have, the rest are In Store Now.

For a better look check out our Window of Fame at the store, it's fantastic what these punches can do!


October Monthly Layouts

Hi Everyone, we have a few more layouts to share with you all in this post. We are fast approaching the end of the October Monthly Pack Challenges, but there is still plenty of time to get your Sketch Challenges in.
 The Sixties by Sally Clark (CT)
Sally has had lots of fun with this one, lots of fun girly bits on it!  The distressing, inking and handmade flowers give it quite the homely look too.
I created the cutest little 'flower' using the Pom Pom trim, complete with a bling centre.
I used the tissue pattern paper to create a large flower as my focal point.  I accidentally spilt some Dimensional Magic on the finished flower and couldn't wipe it off, so I just covered the whole flower to cover up the mess...and I was surprised at how good it looked when completely dry.
I create my own bling flourishes using the bling from the Monthly Pack, and finished it off with a rolled ribbon flower!
1979 by Jennie Seal
Just the perfect photo for this page with that lovely red 70's dress Jennie.  The cutouts, the layering of the flowers and the edging on the inner page all work well together to give your page a great look.
The pelmets look very effective as a title, and the pelmets cut out from the patterned paper and slightly lifted give the ladies a little more movement.
Layering the decorative punched border strips once inked always gives them a more defined look.
She's Growing Up SO Super Fast by Anita Bownds (CT)
Anita has been very busy again, getting several layouts out of this pack.  Lots of doodling around the spatter adds a nice effect.
The B&W herringbone patterns are just enough to draw attention, but not overpower the main focal point.  The mini alphas from the pack are also a good size for journalling or titles.

Great work girls, just loving what has been done with this one, and all so different and inspiring.


Oct 27, 2012

October Challenges

Check out what the Creative Team girls have done with this month's pack.
Set of Cards by Claire Apostoloff (CT)
This is Claire's set of Cards using Nestabilities and Dies to make the Frames, Flowers and Leaves.  She has also used the Glitz papers from the October Monthly Pack as they were perfect for these cards, and there's so much in the pack to play with!  
Firstly I made a collage using some different patterned papers, torn tissue and gesso. I sprayed a small amount of yellow Glimmer Mist on it and cut two shapes using my Nestabilities. These have provided the background for the flower.
I cut the front on a diagonal, covered it with the striped paper and then covered the inside of the card in a different paper. It's very difficult to photograph so the first is lying flat and the second is how it looks standing up!  The flowers have been made using dies.  I put a little bling In the centre of the flower.
On this card I used a paper rose bud in the centre. The black leaves are also a die. When I stamped the sentiment I stamped it first in white and then stamped over the top in black to make it stand out more.
She is...One Sassy Girl by Anita Bownds
Anita's layout is set out so that the main focus is immediately drawn to the photo and those eyes.....  The simplicity and splash of colour makes it a very versatile page, with clean lines.  The staggered top and bottom borders are also very effective with a splash of cherry red.
Anita has used the embossing folder on the background and sanded over the top of the embossed image.   She has also used a brick wall template to add a slight shadow to the background.

Lovely work girls, this pack is indeed proving to be very versatile.


Oct 24, 2012

Monthly Glitz

Here is a little more inspiration for you from our Creative Team Member, Claire and a few of the girls.  I am sure you are all wondering how these layouts all come out of the same pack, but the possibilities are truly endless.  There really is so much you can do with this one. 
Beautiful by Claire Apostoloff (CT)
I wanted to keep it simple as the background paper is so pretty, I didn't think that muchI've matted the photos on to the yellow paper and used one of the stickers as my title.
The flower has been coloured by painting yellow and red Glimmer mist on to the petals and I've also added some bling. The last thing I did was to highlight the edges of some of the hexagons with Kindy Glitz.
I fussy cut one of the stickers and chopped off some of the words to fit my layout. I wanted the lady's leg to 'hang' down one of the photos!

I thinks it's come together very well Claire. Outlining the hexagons has made them stand out a little more, and great job with the BlondeTitle!
Turning Fifty by Judy Laracy
Turning Fifty, and Life's a bowl of Cherries!  Judy has brought out all the reds in this pack with her fussy cut cherries, handmade tissue flowers and rosette.  The bunting title is very effective, and the lower bunting images in the patterned paper have been given a bit more depth with Dimensional Magic, although it's a little difficult to see.
The hand cut cherries have certainly required a bit of patience, great layout Judy.
I Choose Gumballs by Zan Boyle
The whole story here behind the title is actually Behind the Title!!  Zan has told her story in a hidden journaling pocket behind the title, which makes total sense if you get a chance to read it!
There is a great sequence of photos here, demonstrating the shading from black and white to colour.  Very clever, and very effective given the vibrant colours in this pack.  The handmade rolled flowers and bling circles give the page a touch of hands on playing.  Well done.
Hello Gorgeous Card by Zan Boyle
Doesn't this remind you of the ol' Electric IBM Golfball we all longed for?  I just loved mine, and that's the first thing I think of when I see this die cut.  Nicely put together Zan.

Thanks for sharing your great creations girls.  We are looking forward to seeing what else is created before the Monthly Glitz Pack challenges finish come Pumpkin TIme at the end of October.


Oct 23, 2012

Oct/Nov Sketch Challenges

We're off to a good start with the Sketch Challenges, and I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone does with it.  Plenty of time to get them in, so why not have a go?
Turning Two by Deb Pulford (CT)
Top Dog by Zan Boyle
Just For You Card by Sally Dowen
Thoughts of You Card by Zan Boyle
Magnificent by Sally Dowen
Thanks girls, looking forward to sharing more shortly.


Oct 20, 2012

Glitzing the Page!!

Hi Everyone, well what better way to describe this Scrapville Monthly Pack than to Glitz It!!  I am SO itching to have a play with this one, the texture, colour and patterns in this range are fantastic.  I hope these creations will also inspire you to pick one up as well.
Drought by Sally Clark (CT)
Dry brushed the white cardstock with blue and gray paint and then gave it some blue misting.
Cut the strips of paper and dry brushed all the edges with the paint also. Hand sewed some lines between the paper strips.  I punched some circles from the patterned paper and applied a nice thick layer of Dimensional Magic and topped it all off with a sprinkle of blue bling randomly around the Layout.
Created a 'banner' by using the Score Board and pleating a wide strip of paper and adding a narrow paper banner across the middle.  This has come up a treat Sally, love what you've done.