Aug 31, 2010

What's On This Week?

Hey Everyone,
just a reminder that the KidsVille Father's Day Card Classes are on Tuesday 31st August and Thursday 2nd September from 4pm to 6pm.  All those little people that would like to make a special card for dad this Father's Day will need to book in.

Friday night we have our Stamping and Embossing Class from 7pm to 9pm.  Here you will learn all about the different types of stamping, stamp pads, embossing with the heat tool and the different methods to can use for specific effects, and how.  You will be completing several cards as you go.

This Class will run again on Saturday morning from 10.30am to 12.30pm.  Which ever class you decide to do, this one is a must for those wanting to explore the stamping world.  And, whatever you do on a card you can do on a layout, so don't feel that you can't use stamping if you're not a cardmaker.

Saturday Evening we will be running the Love Bugs layout page from 7pm to 9.30pm.  This can be done using either a boy or girl pack, and involves paper tearing and rolling to make a frame for your photo, inserting a window for a poem, and a bit of distressing and fussy cutting.  You will need a landscape oriented photo to fit this layout.

Please make sure you book in so that we can have confirmed numbers for all classes.



Aug 24, 2010


On this week at Scrapville is:

7PM to 9PM
For those that either have one, or would like to check it out before buying one, this hands on instructional demo is a must to help you find your way around the Cricut.

7.00PM - 9.00PM


2.00PM - 6.00PM

7.00PM - 11.00PM


Don't forget to check out the Link for the Newsletter Blog, where you will also find the current Class List.

You will also need to make sure your deposit is paid so that your spot is held...



Aug 23, 2010


Hi everyone,
after considerable thought regarding the popularity of the Blind Cropville's each month, I have decided to add another Blind Cropville into the mix....  This one will be held on the SAME DAY, but at an EARLIER timeslot -commencing at 2pm and finishing at 6pm. This allows for the second BCV to start on time, and eliminates any hassle with people seeing the finished layouts before the other class is run!

Those already booked into the 7pm BCV can opt to change their booking to the earlier timeslot if they let me know immediately.

Just as a heads up, there will be lots of fussy cutting in this next one!!!  Melinda was determinded to get everyone doing one of her signature techniques, so you'll all be busy!  I can't wait to see how this one turns out for you all.

Cheers everyone, and good luck with booking into the new timeslot. 


Aug 18, 2010


Hello Creative People, just a reminder that you have until the end of the month to be in the running for the Scrapville $20 Voucher...

I will be offering a $20.00 SCRAPVILLE VOUCHER to one person who completes a layout from either of the August Packs, Mama Razzi from BoBunny or Wishful Thinking from Fancy Pants. But wait, there's more!  Because I am feeling generous, I will also give away a $20 SCRAPVILLE VOUCHER to one person who completes either of the Monthly Extra Kaisercraft Packs - Hey Birdie or Le Chateau!!  Gotta love that, right?

The winner will be chosen based on a technique or style I pick to focus on. I am already excited about seeing what your creativity pursues with these great packs.  The Creative Team girls have put in a lot of time and effort to come up with beautiful samples using the monthly products to help inspire you. We hope these samples of the Monthly Packs do just that, and you are rewarded with something beautiful of your own, and maybe even something to spend at Scrapville!  We're over half way now, lets get them in before the end of the month........and Good Luck!


Class Lists and Newsletters

Hello Everyone,
please follow this link to check out the Scrapville Class List and all future Newsletter.

Scrapville Class List

Booking are now OPEN.



Aug 16, 2010

Kaiser Le Chateau Extra Pack

This is the second of our Special Monthly Extra Packs.  We have kitted up Kaisercraft's Le Chateau with a wonderful range of papers in brown, blue and black hues, combined with the wonderful rustic patterns of bird cages and chandelliers.  To compliment the pack we have added a mix of Kaisercraft's wooden embellishements, with ribbons, buttons and more....  The full list is further down the post.

As this is a Special Monthly Extra Pack it will only be sold as a full kit.  The papers will not be available on their own.  The numbers are therefore limited to what we have available until sold out.  We hope you are as excited about this pack as we are!

Marg Oliver (CT) - Welcome Baby

Le Chateau Monthly Extra Pack by Kaisercraft

Included in the pack is the following:
1 x kraft cardstock
1 x pale blue cardstock
6 x Kaisercraft doublesided patterned papers
1 x Kaisercraft diecut
4 x Kaisercraft mixed wooden shape embellishments
1 x pearls
1 x cream pom pom on wire trim
5 x buttons
1 x mixed Kaisercraft embellishments
1 x pkt light blue thickers
I'm excited to offer this pack at the great price of $32.50, which really is great value considering it retails at $37.00 with all these goodies in it.  You will find that this pack goes a long way, and you will have plenty to create with.  As a mid month special numbers will be limited, so make sure you get into Scrapville and pick one up before they all go!  I really am looking forward to seeing what everyone does with this pack, including our newest Creative Team Guest!


August Sketch!

It's time again for another sketch at Scrapville!
Every month we post both a layout and card sketch challenge with randomly drawn prizes. The sketches are purely to give you inspiration for your creations, 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 entry.

August Layout Sketch
August Card Sketch
 And here are some samples from the Scrapville Creative Team including our newest guest member 'Heather'.
Melinda Spinks (CT) - Organic Fun

Marg Oliver (CT) - Master Chef

Heather Bensley (CT Guest) - six
All entries must be emailed to or dropped into the store in Wodonga before midnight, 14th September. Winners will be announced on the blog on the 15th September.

Scrapville Announcement

Well it's time again to introduce our newest member of the Creative Team.  I would like to thank Anthea for joining us as the outgoing Creative Team Guest, and for all her creative contributions to the Team at Scrapville.  I would also like to wish Anthea well with her other Design Team commitments.

New to the Creative Team Guest role is a familiar face to those of you that venture into Scrapville, or the Cyber people who jump onto the Blog to check us out - as that's where you'll see her wonderful work!  We welcome Heather Bensley to the Team, and offer you a brief bit of background so that you can get to know Heather better!
Heather Bensley - Creative Team Guest

I live: in Wodonga.

I have been scrapbooking and / card making for: seven years:  The birth of my first grandchild was the incentive to begin.

The type of style I like is: Simple with interesting colour and pattern mixes.

The colours I love to work with are: just about any colour:  I do a lot of pinks because most of my pages are girly, but I love the challenge of mixing colours.  Usually the photo I am working with will dictate my colours.

The products I love to work with are: I love the Adorn It mini alphas:  These are a recent discovery for me and I can't get enough.  anything bling can give such a lift to a page, and the Martha Stewart punches and anything floral.  Flowers are my major thing.

My favourite patterned papers are: October Afternoon.  I love their colour mixes.  Sassafras Lass, once again great clear colours and designs.  But there are such great ranges out there.  I just love to browse the shop and pick up new ranges.

The people I love to scrap most are: My family, this is the reason I do it.

I scrap at: I do a lot at home, but love going to CropVille at Scrapville!  It is great for an exchange of ideas.

I attend Retreats each year with: Friends from Ballarat and weekends with local friends.  I am anticipating a great time at the first Scrapville RetreatVille in September!

I have not submitted anything for publication.

I am excited to be a Guest on the Scrapville Creative Team because: It will be nice to share my styles and ideas with others and I hope that other scrappers out there will be able to take away new techniques to help them develop their skills.

Welcome to the team Heather, I am really looking forward to sharing your wonderful talent with our fellow Creative Team members and all the scrappers out there.  You can see Heather's August/September Sketch Layout on the Blog, or in store now.


Aug 15, 2010

And the winners are...

Firstly, thankyou to everyone for your wonderful entries into the sketch challenge again! We love looking at all the unique takes on the sketches and how you come up with such beautiful and different versions of the one design. Again we are very glad that we use a random generator to pick a winner for both the layout and the card sketch as it would be impossible to choose between the wonderful entries.
Drum roll please...
The randomly drawn winners from the July layout and card sketch are:
(Layout Sketch)
Judy L
(Card Sketch)
Could the winners please contact Janet by either popping instore to Scrapville, Wodonga or
emailing her at
The new sketch challenge will be announced on the blog tomorrow!

Aug 14, 2010

Completed Sketches & The Monthly Pack

Hi Everyone,
I have a few more Sketches to share with you all.  These ones have come in from all over the place, so thank you to those from far and near for having a go!
Pond by Roz
It's a Girl by Jinni
And we also have a few entries for the Card Lovers as well.
Friends by Deb
Happy Birthday by Judy L

I am also pleased to say that we have had a few entries in for the $20.00 Scrapville Voucher using the current Monthly Packs, BoBunny's Mama Razzi and the Fancy Pants Monthly Extra, wishful thinking.  Here are a few of the entries so far.
Monument Valley by Di
Sands of Hawaii by Di
Yosemite National Park by Di
When We Were Young pg1 by Jennie
When We Were Young pg2 by Jennie
Thank you all for sharing your layouts and cards.  Not only are we seeing some great work, but check out some of those photos!  I'm keen to see what else comes in before the end of the month.



Aug 9, 2010

August Newsletter.

Hello Creative People,As we hit the start of our 8th month of the 2010 year, we are proud to release another exciting Monthly Pack, an Extra Monthly Pack, and a couple of extra surprises! Using the Mamma Razzi range from BoBunny as our standard Monthly Pack, it has been kitted up in a blend of blues, browns and a touch of green toned in with black. To add to the Booster we have added rubons, cutouts, tulle and a nice die cut bracket shape. Second to this is the Extra, which consists of the Wishful Thinking range from Fancy Pants. Featuring soft pastel colours with a touch of red & brown, this pack is softened up with some very nice accessories. It will be worth your while to go and check out the samples put up by the Creative Team girls to see just how much you can do with these packs.

JULY MONTHLY PACK GIFT VOUCHERA Scrapville Gift Voucher was put up last month for a layout submitted using either of the July Monthly Packs, which were the Websters Paper pack and Sassafras Lass pack. A technique or criteria was secretely chosen, and this was used as the guideline for picking out the layout that best fit what I was looking for. As a result I have felt compelled to split the prize, so Congratulations go to the winners, who will be contacted via email.Once you have completed your projects using the Monthly Packs, bring them into Scrapville to put up on the Gallery Wall, or email an image to me to upload to the Blog. I hope you will enjoy using these packs and create something wonderful. I will be offering a $20.00 SCRAPVILLE VOUCHER to one person who completes a layout from either of the August Packs. The winner will be chosen based on a technique or style I pick to focus on. I look forward to seeing your creativity grow as a result of being challenged with all these wonderful packs. The Creative Team girls put in a lot of time and effort to come up with beautiful samples using the monthly products. We hope these samples of the Monthly Packs inspire you to create something beautiful of your own to enter. I look forward to seeing what you all come up with for August. I hope you are in the running.......Good Luck!

Prize WinnersAny prize winner of a Monthly Competition can continue to enter their projects into each competition, but their name will automatically be withdrawn from winning the following month.

Blind CropVille
The last Blind CropVille was such a fun night for everyone, and the results have been just wonderful. The layouts on display in the front window of Scrapville are gathering lots of attention, and the girls all loved using the crimper to add that extra depth and texture. If you are yet to try out a Blind CropVille, you will have plenty to look forward to!

August is already fully booked, and so is September. There is currently ONE place available for October. A deposit is necessary when making your booking, for this or any CropVille, to ensure that all places are firmly filled. The deposit is non-refundable, as I have waiting lists and it is disappointing if places are booked and not filled when others are available to attend.

CropVille bookings for August 14th and 20th is open for bookings. Again, a deposit is essential or your place will not be held. You are able to use the workshop area, the shop is open and supper is provided.
A great motivator to get the mojo happening, and an enjoyable night mixing with like minded creative people.

New StockThe new Martha Stewart punches available are : Pop up Waterlily (on re-order), Bird on a Wire, Woodland Branch, Double Loops, Daisy Fan (ONE LEFT), Garden Trellis, Monarch Butterfly border punch (this has several small butterflies), Family and Farm Animals border punches. There are also several others that I have ordered, but I will not get your hopes up until I have been advised that they are definitely coming! There are also other brands of punches that I have on show.

The other punches currently on order should be here late next week at the earliest! If you've paid your deposit and your name is on the waiting list you will be first in....

Desk caddy for all your tools and accessories in Red, Navy and Lilac.
Pom Pom trim, tape measure & ruler ribbons in cream and black, more heavy textured grosgrain, more satin & double sided satin ribbon, large black pom pom trim, glitter ric rac, large ric rac, wide rolls of tulle trim, black ruffle trim, white ruffle trim and diamonte trim in three styles.

Brass charms (owl, handbag, clock, clock with white face, bird in cage, bird, key, camera, butterfly), a new range of ribbon buckles in bling and with pearls, crucifix brads in gold, silver, blue and pink suitable for Christening, Baptism and religious themes, bling and pearl brads in gold and silver, and several new Glimmer Mist colours.

Sizzix Embossing Folders - several styles, quilling tools and quilling kits suitable for the beginner, paper crimpers in 2 sizes are back in stock next week, 12x12 paper storage holdall, brass embossing and/or pin point templates. Tombow Aqua and Mulit adhesive.
Velvet patterned papers in 12x12 in 6 different colour styles, several more embossed cardstock patterns in several colours, and several more Japanese and speciality A4 papers.

Re Stocked
I have received the Gold, Silver, Bronze, Multi, Black & White outline stickers for the cardmaking ladies, and my stock is already quickly running down. I will also be sending in an order for Christmas soon, so if there is anything else you need let me know.

The Cricut Spatula's and coloured markers are back in stock.
The Beginner Starter Kit for the Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine are in
(the Black/Blue handbag units..)
The Heidi Swapp Edge Distressors are back in stock!!
The Print Blocks D ring 12x12 Albums are back in stock.
The Print Blocks 12x12 album refills are back in stock.
The 12x12 Work in Progress folder are back in stock.
The 2" and 1.5" silver album rings are in stock.
The Kaiser Trimmers are back in stock.
Pritt glue sticks.
6mm Xpress It doublesided tape.
Xyron sticker maker cartridge and permanent & repositional refills.
Glue Glyder Pro Applicator and refills back in stock, and re-ordered....

I have been able to secure several more machines in-store, and would like to run a Cricut Expression Runout Special, offering them to you for a sweet $590.00. Fully supported by our Australian Distributor's for any problems under Guarantee, a great price like this is hard to pass up. Once these units are gone they will be back up to RRP. The Expression comes with three cartridges, Pink Journey, Accent Essentials and Plantin Schoolbook. All very useful cartridges, and you also get a standard 12x12 mat to get you started. The machine is a very nice Pink and Champagne colour, a fantastic product for all your cutting, writing and crafting needs. Call in whilst the price is down, and see what terms and conditions are available for layby.

Arriving soon......Scrapbooking Tote, bazzil re-stocks, 12x12 black & white wooden frames.

I will be doing a separate post for the Class List, and it will go up shortly.

SCRAPVILLE RETREATThank you to everyone who has shown interest in attending the RetreatVille in September. I am now at the point where I need to call on final Registration Forms and Deposits for Confirmation. I can fit 2 or 3 more in at this point, but NO MORE than that......

Preparation is a very time consuming task, and I will require you all to return your info to me on time so that I can move onto the next step. Once all deposits are paid I can get into the more detailed organization and then send out further information to those attending. We have some exciting plans for RetreatVille, and I hope you are all looking forward to it as much as I am.

......... did the little people think I forgot them? Well, I couldn't possibly.
We ran Tuesday and Thursday classes over the school holidays, and the little people created some very nice projects in their classes. I hope they all enjoyed their time at Scrapville as much as I enjoyed having them, and that they were happy with their creations!

We will be running classes in the September School Holidays, but due to the fact that this runs directly after RetreatVille, I will need all bookings confirmed by the 13th September so that my class kits can be prepared and ready to go in the aftermath of mayhem!

KidsVille September School Holdiays: Tuesday 21st & 28th, Thursday 23rd & 30th September.
KidsVille September School Holidays: (NSW 2nd week) Tuesday 5th & Thursday 7th October.

I've also had interest from some boys wanting to participate in classes, so please be sure to let me know as soon as you book them in so that I can prepare their kits specifically. I am happy to run a "Boys Only" class if I have 4+ boys. Times will be put up on the class list.

Keep your eyes peeled though, we will be running a Kids CropVille shortly, and all those little power scrappers out there can scrap to their hearts content! ............ more soon.

Creative Team Guest
The next Scrapville Creative Team Guest will be announced soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

Enjoy your inspirational journey, and happy creating!


Aug 7, 2010

What's New?

Hello Everyone,
I wanted to put up a couple of pics to show you all What's New at Scrapville.  For a closer look, drop into Scrapville and check them out.

Here we have new charms, felt flourishes, Cricut Spatula and Pens, Distressing Tool, new Glimmer Mist colours, bling stickies and trims, embossing folders, Glue Glyders and some new Martha Stewart punches.

Now, if you LIKE RIBBON...... well I might have something here for you.  Lots of new ric rac and glittered ric racs, pom pom trims and pom poms on a wire, tulles, frills, double sided satins, a nice grograin that has a deep texture to it, and some nice patterned ribbons/trims in a variety of styles and colours.

This is just SOME of the new product in stock.  I will pop a little pic or two up every now and again just to let you see what we have...


Aug 2, 2010

August Monthly Packs

Well here they are, the August Packs...
Pack 1:
This month we have our standard $15.00 pack featuring the Mamma Razzi range from BoBunny.  For every avid scrapper with a desire to achieve that perfect photo, this range will push the boundaries.  Your challenge will be to soften up this mix of blues and browns, or grunge it up!  I hope everyone will enjoy the pack.
It includes:
1 x black cardstock
1 x brown cardstock
3 x doublesided BoBunny Mamma Razzi patterned papers
1 x Cosmo brown tiny alphas
1 x 4" black flower
1 x bronze camera charm
1 x black pom pom trim
1 x 12mm Herringbone trim
1 x natural twine
1 x corrugated cardsboard
August BoBunny Pack - Mamma Razzi

The Booster Pack is just as inviting at $10, and optional for those who purchase the Monthly Pack.
This includes:
1 x colour Mamma Razzi rubon
1 x black tulle
1 x Mamma Razzi diecut
1 x Mamma Razzi doublesided cutouts

Have a look at what the girls have done with this Monthly Pack.
Melinda Spinks (CT) - Over Exposed

Marg Oliver (CT) - Picture Perfect
Anthea English (CT) - Young Love

Pack 2:
The Extra Pack. Not to be outdone, we have the Wishful Thinking range from Fancy Pants.  With lovely hues of pink, aqua and greens this is sure to be a pleasing pack for those with something a bit girly or softly subtle for the little man!  The lure of pretty patterned bunting as well as lace bunting and bling will see this pack in line with current scrapping trends.  Priced at $25.00 it is sure to please.
This Extra Pack includes:
1 x Tahitian swiss dots cardstock
1 x white ribbed cardstock
1 x pink Lullaby alpha Thickers
1 x white lace butterfly
1 x crystal sticky bling pack of 4mm
3 x powder blue brads
1 x pink organza swatch
1 x white pom pom trim
1 x white lace bunting
1 x diamente trim
3 x blue flowers
4 x doublesided Fancy Pants patterned papers
August Fancy Pants Extra Monthly Pack - Wishful Thinking

Have a look at what the girls have done with this Extra Monthly Pack for some great inspiration.

Melinda Spinks (CT) - Can You Keep a Secret?

Marg Oliver (CT)  - So Loved

The Monthly Packs will be available from tomorrow instore.