Saturday, December 31, 2011


Is anyone else wondering where 2011 went? I can't believe how fast this year went, no sooner were we over Christmas than Easter was upon us. Once we got through that, we jumped up to start counting all our bits and pieces for the annual stock take. Over to another lot of holidays, showcased a bit of PR, moved across to our 2nd Retreat at the beautiful Hume Resort, kicked off the AFL finals (go Cats...), then fluttered into Cup Fever on the run up to Christmas - and caput! - another year over!

In amongst that we had the teenagers hitting a whole new level of attitude at 15 and 17, and the new old mate clocking up 50. That really had to be the best one though, the weekend (shock / horror) after Retreat we had a Surprise 50th for our new Old Mate! I was a bit panic stricken that he most certainly already knew, because he just doesn't miss a trick..................... Imagine my shock when we all saw that he actually didn't know!!!!! The new Old Mate turned 50, and he had no idea about the party - how awesome is that?

In amongst all this Scrapville ran their first Copic Club, with monthly Classes teaching the girls how to produce some beautiful cards, whilst learning all the ins and outs of Copic Techniques. As a result we have extended our range of stamps and markers, and are already looking forward to the 2012 Copic Club.

Our ladies in the Flower Tech classes learned the skill of hand making an assorted range of Flowers using various techniques and materials. They left each class with a beautifully created card displaying their stunning flowers. It was wonderful to see these stunning flowers also appearing on the girl's challenge layouts and cards, as a clear indication of some satisfying achievements.

Scrapville's BYO Cricut Class was once again popular, with those new to their machines reaping the benefits of learning the many qualities this machine provides under the instruction of Allana. A start to finish hands on class where you get to know your machine, and learn about it's many uses hands on.

Our off the page canvas was also a popular class, with the girls focusing their skills on painting, inking, embossing and altering chip shapes, before starting on a variety of beautifully quilled and creatively arranged flowers. Like our Blind CropVille's, no two are ever the same! I love how the girls always add their own touch to the canvas, with their choice of quilled flowers differing in their designs and colour, and each arranged according to individual preferences.

September saw Scrapville's 2nd RetreatVille at the beautiful Hume Resort. The shop was well stocked and had ample space, the food was magnificent, and the tables seated fabulous groups of ladies who were a pleasure to host. Our Girls Night In was lots of fun, and of course our Blind Crop also proved an added bonus. Heather ran a wonderful class, producing a multi photo layout using stitching. Overall it was a wonderful and relaxing time for all.

Our grunge and heritage classes also proved popular, utilizing new and creative techniques. We found the Christmas Wreath to be a popular class again, and each one turned out fabulous.

Over the year we also shared wonderful creations from our talented Creative Team Girls, and Guest Members. They have done a wonderful job throughout the year, and I would like to acknowledge their contributions, time and effort whilst on the Scrapville Creative Team.

To Sally, Heather, Sam, Nikki, Michelle and Sarah a huge thank-you. To the girls who have also helped out in the shop, shows or Retreat, also a huge thank-you to Allana, Heather, Sam, Michelle and Sarah.

To the new friendships I have made this year, and the wonderful people I have met and hopefully been able to help in some way. It is wonderful getting to know you all, and share in your passions.

As one door closes another opens, and we will be sharing the talents of our newest Creative Team Members, Claire, Anita and Deb, along with Sally, to introduce a temptation of Creativity to get your new year moving. We will also be bringing on board some new class instructors, and a variety of new classes for 2012. 

I would like to thank my in-store customers for coming in, whether from near or far, and for all their support during the year. To the subscribers of our Monthly Packs, and those that enter our Challenges and ScrapBursts, thank you also. The cold hard reality is that without your support scrapbooking and card making shop fronts will continue to close.

Last but not least, thank you to the new Old Mate for your support and understanding, your help with the shows and retreat, and for entertaining the girls when you drop in during classes (...maybe "thanks a lot Janet!!" was not how they really meant it, but that is how I intend to interpret it!!!) To the teenagers for helping out when you can, and understanding, or putting up with - the hours I put in away from home. (I'm hoping the internet, coaching basketball and the soccer write-ups buy me some points!! ...that and saving you from the new Old Mate's cooking!)

I hope you're looking forward to another year at Scrapville as we continue to grow the passion.

Janet Watt


Monday, December 19, 2011


Call in today for a boxed set of Copic Ciao Markers, limited time only at this pric.
Get in before stock runs out!

24 MARKERS $130.00
36 MARKERS $195.00
72 MARKERS $390.00

30% OFF
Make your working space a breeze any time of the day or night.  Compact and decorative, grey or white.  An ideal Christmas Gift for the serious scrapper. 

Take the hassle out of choosing - let that special scrappy person in your life have exactly what they need by being able to choose it themselves!

Call in and check it out...

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Hi Everyone, just a quick update for current stock.  There will be more arriving soon, just battling the delivery system with the Christmas backlog building up.....

and stock is in.  Check out the free stamp set on the Mag, Winter Wonderland Teddies - very cute!

Come on it and check them out - Knights, Kings, Angels, Rock Guitarist, some very funky Girls..., Summer Christmas Marci, Cowboys and Cowgirls and much more!

We have received our new colours, so call in and stock up for Christmas.
The 72 Marker Wallets are also in stock.

There are a few different varieties of NEW Christmas Stickers, coloured ones and gold and silver outline stickers with baubles, trees, presents and shapes.

EK Circle, Oval and Circle Scallop are in.  More on order.

Always nice to work with and beautiful to finish off a project.  Several new styles now on the shelf.

New sticky bling in 5x12" rows, a variety of colours and also black and white pearls, very nice!

In a variety of colours to choose from, and packed in individual colours.

Now available in several colours, great for adding to those cards or easily used to hang up your Christmas decorations.

Stubby brushes for inking and stippling, and a variety of paint brushes in singles and sets.

Well you might want to check this one out, just to make sure all your papers and embellishments are exactly what they say - Acid Free!

More Scalpels with their own little sheaf, container, and their very own little pack of spare blades.  All very handy and safe.

There are a variety of new colours int he pearl and metallic shim, new Japanese and textured papers.

The clear masculine nostalgic stamps are back in stock, a mixture of cars on one, and a mixute of masculine sports images, both sized 8x8.

We also sell Gift Vouchers, which are a great way to please someone when you don't know hwhat to get them.

Be sure to stop in before Christmas and stock up on your essentials, and add a few stocking fillers.



Thursday, December 1, 2011

December Newsletter

Hello everyone, and welcome to Scrapville's December Newsletter.  Our first of many "lasts" for the year with most activities and classes winding up soon. I'm sure everyone is madly preparing for Christmas - making cards and sending them off, getting the decorations and the tree up, making your scary is that?!  And then there's the Christmas Concert, the break up parties, the Christmas drinks with friends.  And lets not forget the Work Breakup - and all those positively remarkable must get photo opportunities one should not miss out on for Scrapping!  (..just don't let it be you....)
As we cruise on into the silly season allow yourselves just a little bit of time for reflection, and appreciate where we are and those around us.  I hope that the impending Christmas Cheer includes happy times, chocolate, happy hours, family (if not your's then someone else's....) fantastic food, chocolate, catching up with friends, happy hours and enjoying the moment.

For the month of November we ran 4 ScrapBursts:  #1 – METALS #2 – STITCHING #3 – NUMBERS
Everyone entering the ScrapBurst Challenges had until Pumpkin Time on 30th November to complete their challenges. One layout will be accepted for each ScrapBurst, and there will be a Prize Pack up for grabs for the Winner.  An announcement will declare the winners on 2nd December. Good luck everyone!
Well our November/December Sketch Challenge is now entering it's two week countdown before Pumpkin Time, so jump on board people and get yours in. We have had some beautiful Sketch Challenges in so far, and I am very keen to see what you all come up with for this challenge.  I am sure there are a few more to come in yet!  The Pumpkin is ticking girls!!!

Our December Monthly Pack will be out next week, so keep tuned for your final Monthly Pack for 2012.  I hope you have enjoyed the packs this year, and have been inspired by the wonderful work the Creative Team girls have been doing.  Stay posted to see what they've come up with this time, and I am sure the girls will not disappoint with inspiring creations to keep you enthused.

If you want to be in the running for a Prize Pack, pick up a Monthly Pack and start creating.  You must use only the products in the pack, but you may use techniques such as inking, painting, stitching, Glimmer Misting etc, and be sure to have your Layout in by Midnight on 31st December.  
Due to the impending Christmas chaos, the Blind CropVille has been cancelled, however we will run this class as a normal Layout Class at WanderVille on Wednesday, 7th December at 1pm.  Bookings are essential, and a list of your photos and requirements will be provided at the sales counter.

Regular Wednesday afternoons are still set aside for WanderVille at Scrapville.  Here you can "Wander on in" to Scrapville and scrap, make your cards, finish off those Christmas cards, or look for a bit of inspiration for that next project. You can also use the time to do a catch-up class, so long as prior arrangements have been made. 
Wednesday 7th December will still be run as WanderVille unless otherwise advised.  The Christmas Layout Class will occupy ONE class table.  Please contact Janet if you have any queries.
Wednesday 14th December will be the LAST WanderVille for 2011.
Please come along and enjoy some mid afternoon scrapping with Coffee and Cake.
I really hope you might come along, have a chat and a cuppa, and even get a bit of creating done as well........

December Classes are also coming to an end.  At the moment we are still running the Christmas Paper Wreath at Scrapville, and at Ruby's in Myrtleford.  Please see the Newsletter Blog for Dates & Times.  Anyone wanting to do MakeUp or Repeat Classes can check the Class List for updates, or contact Janet to see if there is a waiting list or alternative dates set for another class.

The Flower Technique Classes will run again in 2012.  If you missed out this year be sure to get in early.   Class lists will go up for 2012 Classes and KidsVille Classes late December 2011.
Make sure you check it out to see what's new on the agenda, and who’s new.

With our first Scrapville Monthly Copic Club for 2011 now completed we have some very keen girls playing with their makers.  Show and Tell has been awesome, with some very creative cards being displayed by the girls, who worked their new colouring skills and techniques into some great results. 

A big thank you to our very patient instructor for passing on the knowledge, skills and techniques behind mastering the Copic Markers.  Thanks also to the girls for taking part in the classes, and I look forward to seeing lots more Card Sketch Challenges! 

The arrival of our new Wallets for 72 Marker and a huge range of new colours in the Copic Markers couldn't have come at a better time, and Yes we have Gift Vouchers!
The 2012 Monthly Copic Club Classes will be announced with the new Class Lists for 2012.  If you feel you would like to learn how to use these Markers to their full potential, please make inquiries in-store or by email - learning the correct techniques hands on really does make a difference to your colouring.  We will have more Copic news posted later on.

Anyone interested in signing the Little People up for classes over the Christmas/New Year holidays, please contact Janet.  If you have an enthusiastic young group of 4 or more we can do a group booking.

EK oval, circle and scallop circle punches, Christmas stickers & Rub-ons, 3D stickers, Bling Flourishes, Metal & other embellishments. 

The December 2-FA is here!  Until the close of business on Saturday, 31st December we have a **2-FA on the following product:
Buy 1 Making Memories Paint and get the 2nd @ 50% off.
2-FA UNDER $8.00
Buy 2 Chipboard Sheets and get the 2nd @ 50% off.
2-FA UNDER $10.00 
 **2-FA: Is NOT applicable in conjunction with any other special offers.
 The 2-FA products are a limited selection.**   

Scrapville Gift Vouchers are available, and can be used within 12 months of the date of purchase.  They are not redeemable for cash.  Take the ease out of shopping this Christmas and give your Scrappy Person something that'll put a a BIG smile in their Creativity as they get to choose from lots of scrapping goodness - we're sure it'll please!

There will be much more to share over the coming weeks, with Scrapville announcing it's Challenge Winners, Introducing new Creative Team Members and lots more exciting changes for 2012.  Stay tuned!