Thursday, September 15, 2011


Hello everyone, and welcome to Scrapville's September Newsletter. Out a little later than I'd like, but our Newsletter is still a must!

The end of the August/September Sketch Challenge has expired with Pumpkin Time, and we now have our September/October Sketch Challenges up.  Don't forget to get yours in before the next Pumpkin Time on October 14th.

The Layout Sketch
 The Card Sketch - Tag
You can use this Sketch to design a single Tag, or make an opening Tag Card.  Either is fine.

This month we have deferred our Monthly Pack due to a bit of Scrapville illness and preparations for the upcoming Scrapville Retreat. Apologies to those that will miss out this month, and we look forward to bringing you something exciting for the October Pack.

A little earlier than expected we have this month's Blind CropVille. Brought forward so as not to clash with RetreatVille, this class used lovely co-ordinated summery colours to tie in with a Father's Day theme. Lots of white space, which was challenging for some, a bit of bunting added in, some "light sewing", a bit of embossing with the Sizzix Texture Boutique and the Epic 6, and a fair bit of mounting up and inking.
My Dad by Sally Clark (CT)

I would like to thank Sally for her hard work putting these classes together during the 2011 year.  It's great to see such lovely outcomes.

Blind CropVille can be a little daunting for some, but the fact is you will get to try a few new techniques (and even a few older ones you'd forgotten about), and that just adds to the excitement.  When you do a class where your interpretation is the key to each instruction given, this is what makes the layout more individual.   We do not expect the layouts to be exact replica's of the Master Layout at the end, we just want you to enjoy the class and be happy with what you've accomplished.

The next Blind CropVille in Myrtleford will be held on Thursday 20th October, at Ruby's Patchwork commencing 7pm. A deposit will be required when booking, and this can be paid at Scrapville, or to Carolyn at Ruby's. Your requirements list will be emailed out the Thursday prior to your BCV, giving you the weekend to get organized.  Being privy to a sneak peek, you really don't want to miss this one girls!

It's exactly what it says... wander on in!  We have a regular Wednesday afternoon set aside for WanderVille, where you can come into the workshop at Scrapville and scrap, make your cards or look for inspiration. You can also use the time to do a catch-up class, so long as prior arrangements have been made. If you would like to tackle a challenge or two, pick up some ideas or get a little help making a start on that special project, we at Scrapville are happy to assist you when requested. And of course you can also enjoy a coffee or tea in the meantime, and find everything else you need to get it all done.

Wednesday, 14th September will be the LAST WANDERVILE for SEPTEMBER, after that, I'm still hoping you might......

We are just about winding up the Classes for the August & September Class Lists. The 4 Flower Technique Classes were very successful, and the girls are currently working on an advanced 5th Class.

Anyone wanting to do MakeUp Classes will be able to find these on the NEXT Class List.

Any NEW or Repeat Classes will be on the NEXT Class List, and also uploaded to the Newsletter Blog.

The Monthly Copic Club is going well, and the girls are producing some beautiful cards. We are coming up to our 3rd Month, and the girls are building on their Marker Stash and Techniques. I will be sharing some Show and Tell from the girls shortly.

The next Copic Club Class will be held out at RetreatVille, with the Class incorporating a Girls Night In Fundraiser for the Cancer Council, with Copic sponsoring some giveaway prizes. There will be other giveaways and games, so I hope those of you attending will get on-board this very worthy cause.

KidsVille Classes will run during the September / October school holidays at the following times: Please note that I have changed the first TUESDAY to the FRIDAY to allow for Retreat BurnOut! 
Thursday 29th Sept 10.30am - 12.30pm
Friday 30th Sept 1pm - 3pm.
Tuesday 4th October 10.30am - 12.30pm
Thursday 6th October 1pm - 3pm.

Please email your booking to to secure your place. With Retreat commencing immediately prior to the KidsVille Classes I will need to ensure numbers are sufficient to run, and to email out the requirements lists to those booked in. If you have any queries, please email Janet or call.

For those of you wanting to purchase the Cricut Expression Machine, I now have 3 on the floor at my Pre-Order Special Price. Laybuy is available (*Terms and Conditions apply), and the Sale Price is for a limited time only. Included in the price is 3 new Cartridges, and a new 12x12 Mat.

Well, we are now under the two week mark until we wander off to a scrap-happy RetreatVille out at the beautiful Lake Hume Resort. With lots of Scrapping, Card Making and Creating about to happen, please ensure you have organzied your stash, your working kits and photos. If you can get that all sorted now, you will be a lot more organized with working through your albums.

Should anyone have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Janet for further details.

MONDAY 19th and TUESDAY 20th September from 10am to 4pm.

WEDNESDAY 21st September so that packing and preparation for RetreatVille can be accomplished. Apologies for any inconvenience.

THURSDAY 22nd, FRIDAY 23rd and SATURDAY 24th SEPTEMBER, and reopening on TUESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER.


i-Rock Jewell Setter Stix for your bling, 2", 4" & 6" hard roller Brayers, cardstock colours, loose gems, brads, new colours of sticky bling and new embossed cardstock.

New webbing trims, handmade flowers, Sew Easy Stitch Piercer and assorted Stitch designs, Spellbinders, more Faerie, Sentiment and La La Land stamps, Versa Color ink pads, Christmas papers.

Paper piercers, Distress Inks, Quilling Tools, top ups of Copic Markers, Cardstock.

I hope everyone is getting out and enjoying the finer weather whilst the days are becoming warmer.  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at Retreat.