Wednesday, July 4, 2012

July Newsletter

Hello Everyone, welcome to the July Newsletter.  I hope you all managed to drag out your winter woolies and rug up for our rapidly increasing morning briskness.  A great time for snuggling up with your creativity.

July Monthly Pack
To warm you up we have a delightfully beautiful range from Authentique, called Fresh.  It has beautiful hues of blue, subtle masking, spots, stripes and something a little picturesque.  Now you must be intrigued?  It's such a gorgeous pack, so be sure to grab one before they all go.
Fresh by Authentique
 In this Pack:
 5 x 12x12 DS patterned papers
4 x cardstock
1 x alpha sticker sheet
 1 x paper flowers cluster
1 x satin flower cluster
3 x pearl brads
1 x pearl stick pin
1 x length of red tulle trim
1 x length of latte webbing
1 x length of ribbon
2 x buttons
You may use your own large alphas for the Title.

Monthly Sketch Challenges
The June/July Sketch Challenge is only running for TWO WEEKS. Pumpkin Time is July 14th. Let's see what you can come up with!

June ScrapBursts
Our June ScrapBursts have now finished, and I would like to thank everyone who played along.  We have seen some wonderfully creative layouts, and a huge number of entries.
With the assistance of the Creative Team I will be announcing the winners shortly.
Creative Team Announcement
As we now move into the second half of our year, we also move onto the next phase of our Creative Team, or not…  Our vastly creative team of girls has had a busy 6 months creating for Scrapville.  With the Monthly Packs, Sketches and ScrapBursts, as well as preparing our Monthly Sketch designs and contributing to the Class Lists the Team was flawless.  Their support and contributions to myself and Scrapville has just been amazing, and for this I would like to thank each and every one of them; Sally, Claire, Anita and Deb – it really has been a pleasure.  There is lots that goes on behind the scenes, so it is great to have a team to depend on for meeting the challenges and inspiring so many.

For this reason I have approached the girls to stay on for another term, and thankfully they have all agreed!  I hope you will join me in congratulating the Team, and welcome them in extending their creative and inspirational prowess for a bit longer.  Welcome aboard girls, enjoy the ride, and hang on!!!

Blind CropVille
The July BCV will run on Saturday 14th July.  We are still running both classes, and can therefore offer you an early class commencing 2pm, or the evening class commencing 7pm.  If you would like to attend please be sure to book ahead to hold your place.  For those that have not attended a Blind CropVille before and would like more information, just call Janet or pop into the store.
This Month's theme is "Baby Boy/Girl", and your requirements list is on the Newsletter Blog sidebar. 

The next CropVille, numbers permitting, is on Saturday, 7th July 7pm to 11.30pm.

Next OPEN Monday
Scrapville will be OPEN on Monday, 9th July.  Take advantage of the extra opportunity to pop on in and browse around.  You can also check out the next Open Monday on the Newsletter Sidebar.

RetreatVille 2012 
The dates for Retreat are Thursday 20th September to Sunday 23rd September. There are still a few places available with Bookings still being taken.  Options are 3 Nights /4 Days or 2 Nights / 3 Days.  For further inquiries please email Janet  or call into the store.

The Class List is up for July, August & September, although September will be a little light on due to the Retreat.  You can find the list on the Newsletters Blog (just link off the sidebar on the Scrapville Blog).  If you are interested in attending any of these classes please be sure to book in, as minimum numbers are required before any classes can run.

The Stash Box
Somewhere you can stash your bits and pieces, your photos, your special little adornments, or anything else on the top of your workspace that needs keeping safe.  This Off The Page project will be on display in-store shortly.

Flower Tech Classes
Run over the course of 4 x weekly classes, these classes have proved to be very popular.  With beautifully crafted cards adorned with your own handmade flowers, each class will take you to a new technique, and some very creative flowers.   We will be running these Classes again, and will also include the option of doing the Advanced Flower Tech Classes at the completion.

For those who just completed the Flower Tech Classes, you will be able to attend the Advanced classes following the current classes.  These gorgeous new handmade flowers will take a little more work, but as part of the Advanced Classes they will be well worth it.

The Copic Club
Will commence again in July.  Each class over the duration of the 4 months includes a kit and written instructions, as well as hands on instruction.  By the time the Copic Club has finished it's course, each member will have a good supply of Copic Markers, and be able to confidently create cards or pages using all their new techniques.  Our aim is for you to feel confident in using all the specific colouring techniques, under the proper hands on instruction.

We also offer a discount on class products and tools purchased at the classes.  This is a great incentive to increase your supply of tools and products.  

New Classes
We have some new classes scheduled, and you’ll find these on the new class list.
Layout Class –  Shabby, The ScrapCake
Layout Class – Soft & Girly, The ScrapCake
Layout Class – Well Suited Boy, American Crafts
Layout Class – Grunge/Distress Inks, Jenni Bowlin
Layout Class – Grunge/Distress Inks, Pink Paisly
{Scrapbooking Beginners}
{Scrapbooking Intermediate}
{Scrapbooking Advanced}
Check the class dates and times on the calendar listing.

Watt's What?
Re-stocked: Mod Podge, Matt & Gloss, MS Scoreboards, MS Scoring Tools, Dimensional Magic, Crystal Stickles, VersaMark Dazzles, Fiskars replacement Trimmer Blades.

Coming Soon: WeR Sewing/Stamping Accessories and Carry Case, 72 Copic Marker Wallets, more patterned papers, EK Punches, new Aussie LLL Stamps, new Flourish Stamps, more Versa Color ink pads, 48 Page Sticker folders, Work in Progress folders, Sizzix Big Shot.

Watt's New?
Scrapville Kits - all the bits and pieces with a photo ready to go.
Spellbinders Grand dies (also available to Pre-Order), Sizzix replacement plates, LLL Stamps, Flourish Stamps, Tim Holtz metal dies.

Watt's That?
Happy 40th Birthday for Sunday Beth!

Scrapville, growing the passion!