Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Scrapville Creative Team Call 2013

Scrapville's shop-front store will shortly be commencing the 4th year of trading in Wodonga. With the New Year comes a new lineup for the Creative Team, and therefore it’s time to put the Call out for the first 6 months of 2013. The below criteria will need to be met each month in consideration of your application. If you believe you could be the designer we are looking for, then please read on. 

You will be required to:
  • Complete 2 layouts & 2 cards over a 6 week period. This allows for the overlap of Monthly Pack and Sketch Challenges. 
  • Have an active Blog where you will post layouts/cards and link back to the Scrapville Blog. 
  • Be interactive in leaving Blog comments for Challenge entries. 
  • Assist the Creative Team in choosing Challenge winners, as specified. 
In Recognition: 
  • Designers are listed on the Scrapville Blog with a profile photo, and a link back to your own Blog. 
  • Designers will receive product on a monthly basis to use in support of current Scrapville Challenges. 
  • Designers will be given a designer blinkie to display on your Blog. 
  • Designers will be given a Creative Team Loyalty Discount on purchases at Scrapville. 
  • Designers will be asked to commit to a six month term commencing 1st January 2013 through to 30th June 2013.
How To Apply:
Please complete all the following details:
  • Name and location. 
  • A brief introduction, outlining your Scrapbooking/Card Making experiences, interests, styles and favourite techniques. 
  • Send three layouts (via email) that are indicative of your creative style/s.   These must:
  1. Be your own work
  2. Not be from a Class Project
  3. Have been completed within the last 6 months
  • What will you bring to the Scrapville Creative Team. 
  • Links to your blog, any online galleries or promotional sites you currently support or utilize. 
  • A list of any Creative/Design Team experience, both past and current. (experience in this area is not compulsory) 
  • This Call is open nationally to Australian applicants.
EMAIL to: Janet Watt, Manager, Scrapville: 

Applications will close at 5pm on Friday, 30th November 2012.

A confirmation email will be sent by reply on receipt of your application. 
Successful applicants will be notified by email on Friday, 7th December 2012. 
An announcement will be posted to the Blog to introduce the 2012 Creative Team on Wednesday, 2nd January 2013.

Thank you, and I look forward to receiving your applications.


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October Newsletter

Hello Everyone, welcome to the October Newsletter. Not only are we approaching that scary time, where creepy is the new black & orange, but even more scary - it's only 12 weeks until Christmas!!  Now that's seriously scary, where has the rest of this year gone?  Best start those Christmas Cards now, get that list drawn up, and come and see us about a Laybuy for your Christmas present!

This month we will have to wait a few extra days for the kit - so keep an eye out on Friday.  I'm sure you're going to like this one!

I would like to thank Jennie Seal for joining the Creative Team as a Guest for August, and also September, whilst Claire has taken a sabattical.  We have been able to share with you all Jennie's wonderful creations, using many of Scrapville's kits and products.  It's nice to have your local scrappers represented on the Creative Team, in-store and on the Blog.  Thank you sharing your creations with us Jennie, and we look forward to seeing much more of your work.

I just love the ScrapBursts, we get to do a bunch of exciting challenges over the whole month and see some amazing work.  Part of these SBs is to challenge you all by allowing you to try new things, and maybe change your focus to a whole new area, such as scrapping yourself.  It might not seem much to some, but it's an area a lot of people behind the camera find difficult.  We have had the pleasure to experience some wonderful work, and the Creative Team have been put to task in choosing their Winning entries.  I hope you will join me later this week to congratule the talented scrappers who will be voted Winners in each ScrapBurst.
These were the Challenges:
ScrapBurst #1 – It’s All About “Me”
ScrapBurst #2 – Hex It Up!
ScrapBurst #3 – Stamp It Distressed.
Scrapburst #4 - Word Play - Heart.

The September/October Sketch Challenge is up and running, and your challenge entries expire Pumpkin Time October 14th.  Anita has done a wonderful job creating the Sketches just for Scrapville, so put it to the challenge and give it a go.

The October BCV will be running on Saturday, 13th October.  We will be running both classes, one at 2pm and the 2nd at 7pm.  The list will be uploaded to the side-bar on the Blog, and bookings are essential.

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 Challenge Winners will be announced within 5 days of the end of the Challenge.

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 used to create some wonderful scrapbooking pages.  Pop in and have a look through our big selection of Kits, and find the right one just for you. These Ezy Pzy Kits really are great value at just $10.00!

The next CropVille, numbers permitting, is on Friday 5th October from 7pm to 11.30pm. Please ensure you book in advance so that numbers are confirmed prior. 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.

I would like to send a big thank you to the attendees at this years RetreatVille.  We had a wonderful group of girls, and the ambience of the weekend was wonderful.  The amount of layouts and cards produced over the weekend was a credit to the girls for their inspiration and creativity.

A big thank you to Sally for her registration and running of Girls Night In.  Always an area that manages to touch so many of us in so many different ways, this event would be dedicated to the memory of Laity.  Although she lost her battle, Laity managed to touch the lives of so many in such a special way.  Each and every attendee received a little piece of Laity's memory in that beautiful little butterfly we all so loved her teaching us to make the year before at RetreatVille.

The room was abundant in foo-foo pink and white, glorious nibbles and cakes, and lots of fun and games.  A wonderful effort from all attired in the required costuming, and a wonderful night overall.  We hope the final figures contribute to the greater good of better health.

Thank you also to the girls who offered their assistance in helping out during the weekend.

I would like to introduce Heidi Hemmerling as our newest Member to the Scrapville Team.
Heidi has been crafting for many years now, and is well known to many locals.  Heidi will be running our Card Classes at the store, commencing Weekly Seniors Card Classes on Wednesday mornings from October 17th at 10.30am, and Monthly Evening Card Classes from Thursday 18th October at 7pm.  If you are interested in creating with Heidi, please book in at Scrapville.  
Welcome to the Scrapville Team Heidi, I can't wait for your classes to start so that we can see more of your wonderful creations.


WeR Lucky Eight and Mini Eight punches, Big Shot accessories, Black 12x12 Shadow Box frames.  Xyron Tape Runners & Refills, Helmar Tape Runners, Glitter & Embossed Patterned Papers. 

The DoCrafts Creativity Magazine/Stock is due in shortly.  Please wait for Scrapville's confirmation email regarding WHEN the stock has arrived.

450 Clear Glue, Distress Inks, Super Daubers,  TCW Masks, Flourish Stamps with great masculine designs.

More Prima Masks, Ek Flower border punches, EK layering punches, EK Paper Shaper - round, square & round scallop punches.

Prima will still be coming Downunder in 2013, so please keep posted for updates.  Their fabulous workshops will be held in Australia and New Zealand either February or March 2013, and Scrapville will be working with Prima to run their inspirational workshops.  There will be plenty of time to get you organized between now and then, so get excited

Have a great October everyone.

Scrapville, Growing the Passion.