Thursday, August 14, 2014

Paperific-prizes, workshops, show bags

Hi scrappy friends,
Its only 2 weeks today until the much anticipated Paperific Expo, in Melbourne (Royal Melbourne showgrounds 29-31 August) We are excited about our stand, (stand # 31) and you will be too we are sure. You can call in and see some stunning creations from our tutors Karen Shady , Michelle Grant , Steph Devlin, and Maggie Armstrong ... We will be taking bookings for the retreat over the weekend, and as a special incentive, we will add anyone who does book, and pay their deposit, into the draw to win an incredible prize pack, which will be drawn after the show.

Please visit the LINK for info about this years retreat

2014 Scrapping with the stars - retreat
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You can book in to Karen Shady's workshop on our stand also.. Here's the low down

Join Karen on a fun filled journey into mixed media, texture, and layering. In this technique focused workshop, you will learn how to use inks, embossing powders, texture paste, gesso, masks, and stamping to create beautiful and individual backgrounds you will use again and again. Then decorate your unique backgrounds using a selection of hessian, muslin, flowers, beautiful papers and more. This 12 x 12 layout would be perfect to showcase most photos, from masculine, and feminine, to heritage, wedding, holiday or outdoors. The class kit contains: a jar of Stampendous antique embossing enamel (valued at $9.00) Lots of new release Kaisercraft papers, Beautiful manor House Creations flowers, leaves, hessian, metal embellishments, muslin, and loads more. The class costs $35.00, and you can book online HERE, or you can book at the show, on the day (places permitting)..

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And, now for some really exciting news...  What is a show without show bags, right?. On our stand, we will also be selling loads of incredible show bags.. We have layout, and card bags, featuring 8 to 12 papers in each, along with a huge amount of co coordinating embellishments in each pack, so all the hard work is done for you. We will also have bulk flower and chipboard packs. AND THE BEST PART OF ALL
All the show bags will be at wholesale prices.. that's right, not retail.... WHOLESALE !! 
You would save your Paperific entry fee on one show bag alone. So, its well worth making the trip...
We will also have layout and OTP kits for sale, complete with full instructions, from designers
Karen Shady and Michelle Grant..
We really look forward to seeing you there (stand # 31)
Karen, Stacey, and the team

Friday, August 8, 2014

Introducing our first tutor for 2014 STEPH DEVLIN...Plus exciting news

Today is a very special day. Its the day we start to introduce you to our incredibly talented tutors, who will be wowing you with their amazing work at out 2014 retreat at Phillip Island, Victoria, in November. 
Firstly, let us introduce to you, the incredibly talented


During the 9 years that Steph has been in the industry her designs have been highly recognised and extensively published both here and overseas.  She has been featured in magazines such as Creating Keepsakes - USA and Australia, MM Scrapbooking Sweden, Scrapbooking Russia, Scrapbooks & More UK, Somerset Publications US and all the Australian publications.  She currently designs for Ingvild Bolme and has been on the design teams for manufacturers such as Prima Marketing, Pink Paislee, Melissa Frances, and Webster’s Pages.  She loves educating within the industry, having been a former educator with Tattered Angels and has taught 100’s of women both within Australia and overseas.  Her style is very whimsical and pretty, which is perfect for her two daughters Emma and Madison.  She can’t wait to meet you all and share some exciting new techniques during her stay at the retreat.

Here are a few samples of Steph's beautiful work
You can see the incredible attention to detail.

You can see more of Steph's amazing work on her BLOG
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We have some exciting things happening here on our blog over the next few weeks. Firstly, we have decided to extend the cut off date for our EARLY BIRD SPECIALS to SEPTEMBER 30TH.. We have decided to do this for 2 reasons.. Firstly, due to the delay in our class sneak peaks (due to product delays etc) , plus, we are attending Paperific Expo in Melbourne on the last weekend in August, and would love to be able to offer those ladies who book at the show, the same great deal. Click on the link, to see the great offers available 'EARLY BIRD SPECIALS'

secondly, very soon, we will be introducing our monthly sketch competition. Our talented tutor MAGGIE ARMSTRONG has created a gorgeous sketch for you, which we will be revealing in the next few days, and you will want to play along with this, as there are some amazing prizes to be won, from a few of our sponsors (more details soon)..

We will be sharing sneak peaks of our workshops for our 2014 retreat, here very soon. Michelle, Stephanie, and Maggie are busy working their magic, and will be ready to share very soon. Please keep an eye out here and on our facebook page for the announcement.

Remember, fill in your email address in the 'Follow by email' tab (in the sidebar, to the right) to be the first to get the latest news and info about our upcoming retreat.

That's if for now
Happy Crafting everyone