Saturday, September 1, 2012

September Newsletter

Hello Everyone, welcome to the September Newsletter. There's plenty happening this month with our new ScrapBursts up and running, and Retreat just around the corner. We hope you’ll find plenty to do during the first month of spring, and pick up a bargain or two at Scrapville whilst you’re at it!


This month we have opted to drop the Monthly Pack to run the ScrapBursts. This allows us time to focus on Retreat, and gives you plenty to keep you busy over September.


Once again we’ll be putting together some SB KITs for you to use, but these are NOT compulsory. The Kits will include value added products to let you complete your challenge without the hassle of searching for products. If you purchase a SB KIT you can only use WHAT IS IN THE KIT, plus any of the allowed Techniques. You can, however, use your own alphas and cardstock if you choose.

A winning ScrapBurst entry will WIN a SCRAPBURST PRIZE PACK! A winning entry that used a SB KIT, will ALSO WIN a BONUS PRIZE. Once again there will only be a limited number of Kits available in each ScrapBurst Challenge. T&C apply.

ScrapBurst #1 – It’s All About “Me” 

This layout is going to be about YOU, and includes a list of 5 things about yourself. There must be a photo of YOU. Your list can be done any way you choose, as long as there are 5 Items about You.

ScrapBurst #2 – Hex It Up! 

Your layout must include a group of at least 6 Hexagonal Shapes.  They can be grouped together, or spread around separately, but there MUST be at least SIX. 
The HEX can be in the paper, a stamp, screen, chip shape, fussy-cut from patterned paper - but you MUST have them clearly visible on the layout.

ScrapBurst #3 – Stamp It Distressed… 

You must literally Distress this layout using Distress Inks, Distressing Tools and Distressing Techniques. As well as that, you MUST have at least ONE STAMPED IMAGE in the Background (using Distress Ink, and noting the colour used when entered).

Scrapburst #4 - Word Play - Heart 

You must include this WORD in the TITLE, or a derivative of this word (heart chip shape…).
Your layout must also reflect the theme of the Title.


Nice and Ezy, these kits have been put together to take the work out of putting your papers together with all their coordinating bits and pieces. They are a great starter kit, which the Creative Team girls have done some wonderful creations with. Pop in and have a look through each one to choose the right one for you. Such great value at just $10 too!


The August/September Sketch Challenge is up and running, and your challenge entries expire Pumpkin Time September 14th. Have a look at the great Sketch designs Anita has put up for the Layout and Card challenges and give it a go.


I would like to thank Jennie Seal for joining the Creative Team as a Guest for August, whilst Claire has taken a family holiday overseas and some time off. We have seen some wonderful creations, and I thank you once again for being a part of the Team.

During September I will be announcing a different Scrapper/Cardmaker each week, and showcasing some of their work. This will give you all an opportunity to say hello to some of the local girls who are in and out of Scrapville busying themselves with Challenges and Classes. Stay tuned though, it’s a surprise!............


The September BCV won’t be running due to Retreat, but the good news is the Retreat Girls are in for a good one. Sally will be running that one, so be excited girls! The next Blind Cropville in the shop will be in October.


Please note that to be eligible for the challenges we must have a minimum or four (4) entries in each. Each challenge has criteria to meet, whether it is using the pack products, sticking to the design of the sketch, and using products that can be purchased and supported by Scrapville.

All challenges are voted for by the Creative Team, outlining why they have chosen each winning entry. The Manager will make the deciding vote if there is a tie between the top two.

Anyone who wins a monthly challenge cannot win the following month’s challenge (to be fair to other entries) but are encouraged to enter their challenge creations.

The Monthly Pack winners (with the exception of September) will WIN the following months Monthly Pack. Where there is not a Monthly Pack for that month, you have the option to default to the next one, or take a Prize Pack. The Sketch Challenge Winners will win a Prize Pack.

The Announcements for the Little Yellow Bicycle “Splash” August Monthly Pack winner will be announced on Monday, 3rd September.


The next CropVille, numbers permitting, is on Saturday 9th September 7pm to 11.30pm. Please ensure you book in advance. You are welcome to scrap or make cards, or work on off the page projects. Bring a friend if you like, and have a creative night out.

Do you like the idea of getting away with a nice group of girls to scrap/papercraft? 
No cooking, driving kids around, ironing......... 
We still have places available if you would like to attend this event, so why not come along and join us? It's relaxing, lots of fun, there are prizes, competitions if you want to join in, and wonderful company. The shop comes along to help out with your supplies. The dates for Retreat are Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd September, with the option to arrive on Thursday or Friday.

You can check out the Class List and in-store samples for September layout classes. You will need to book as classes can only run if we meet minimum number requirements.

There will be a LAYOUT CLASS on Friday, 8th September at 7pm. Contact Janet for a requirements list and to pay your deposit.

**Anyone interested in Teaching Classes at Scrapville can contact Janet at to make enquiries.

More Ek Punches, More Big Shot accessories, More 3D sheets and Outline Stickers. 
A new range of Signature Books ideal for Journalling or Weddings, Birthdays and Guests. 
New Albums in 12x12 and 8.5 x 11. 
Beautiful handmade paper. Cardmaker packs with various textured off-cut lengths to dress up your cards.


Tombow Multi Adhesive, Christmas Glitter patterned papers, 3D Foam squares for Mounting, 
DoCrafts #34. Unless you have paid and ordered the Creativity Magazine, we have sold out of the latest addition, but there is still a few of #33 available. If you haven’t seen the gorgeously elegant 3D toppers and Decoupage sheets, and the cling stamps – then you’d better hurry! 
Sponge Daubers, Distressing Tools, Masks and Bling Buckles.


12”x12” Round Floral Chipboard Frames.
Anyone with a love of all things Prima will be excited to know that they are heading back DownUnder, but alas, like all well laid plans there has been a change. Prima is now expected to do their fabulous workshops in February 2013, so at least now we have plenty of time to get you organized! There will be four (4) international tutors heading our way, and they will be conducting a variety of layout and off the page classes. Scrapville will be offering the classes through our shop-front store, and are very excited to be hosting a part of the Prima tour in Australia.

If you are interested in attending a Prima Workshop, please email Janet with your details, or call into the store for further information. All Registrations will require a $50 Deposit, and names will be taken on a first in basis as there will only be ONE class for each Tutor’s project. It’s not often you get an opportunity like this, so don't miss out!

Janet Watt 

Scrapville, growing the passion!