Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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Hello everyone,


We are both excited, and nervous that the 2014 Scrapping with the stars - retreat in Phillip Island is only 8 days away !! Where did that time go?


We have a lot to get through in this email, so let me get started.


Firstly, for those of you unsure of how to get to the retreat the venue details are as follows


Phillip Island Adventure Resort

1175 Phillip Island Road


Vic. 3923


On arrival, once entering the premises, look for a big bunch of balloons as this will be our meeting point. There are car parks in the area near the pool. Leave your belongings in the car and go to the meeting point. There will be someone there to greet you, and show you to your rooms.


NOTE a message from the venue: Guest’s cars should be angle-parked outside the sleeping accommodation, and on the asphalted areas as directed or sign-posted. Drivers should not exceed the speed restrictions whilst on-site and pedestrians should obey the usual road safety rules. Please note that parking on the property is at the owner’s own risk.


Remember the retreat starts at 4pm sharp. Please no early arrivals. There will be another group before us, so the venue is very strict on this.


You will be required to bring


1.     Clothes, toiletries etc (there is a pool on premises)

2.     Sheets, pillow cases, sleeping bag or doona, towels

3.     Crafting supplies and photos

4.     Alcohol and soft drinks if desired  (tea, coffee and water supplied all day)



Drink and snack machines are located in each of the BBQ recreation areas. Machines accept $2, $1, 50c, 20c, 10c coins.


NOTE: We still have a few places left in all classes, so, you still have a chance to book. All 3 classes are incredible, as you can see by the images below. The focus of all our workshops is on ‘learning’. So, not only will you go home with an incredible piece of artwork, you will also learn lots of new skills, and techniques, that you will be able to incorporate into your own projects.


Email us if you are interested in booking any classes’


For those already booked into the classes, and are having trouble sourcing some of the product needed for the class, don’t worry too much as we do have a few shared products (2 x heat guns, punches, script stamps, clear embossing ink)

PLUS, we have purchased a few bottles of Dimensional magic (used in Steph’s class) which we will have for sale. You are welcome to email us, and order a bottle to avoid missing out.

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Explore the possibilities in Mixed Media with this reverse canvas. Create unique backgrounds and full of depth and interesting texture within a rustic scene.
You can add a photo to this project or keep it just as a rustic themed 10”x12”canvas that you can add your favourite quote to.

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"All that Glitters is Gold" …… Be wowed in this layout class with Steph Devlin, full of glamour and bling. Steph mixes cutting edge techniques she has been taught, fused with her interpretation and style. This layout as full of glitz and glamour. Book early, so you don't miss out. It truly is divine.  


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Join Maggie in her beautiful mixed media extravaganza project.  More than just a layout, this is a project you'll want to display to the world!  Showcasing an altered photo of that special girl in your life, you will create an ethereal piece using a custom mix of blossoms, charms and vintage laces and muslin. 

Note about booking:
Upon confirmation of booking, please email the photo you intend to use to  Maggie will digitally alter the background and colourings and email directly back to you for printing.  This is all included in the cost of the class.  Ideally your photo will be a head and neck shot with the face slightly tilted upwards.


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  We hope you are all busy preparing your fancy dress costumes
J  remember theres a fantastic prize for the best dressed


As well as our line-up of talented tutors, we will also be running some FREE demos over the weekend. Jennifer Hedger is the designer and owner of The Dusty Attic, and she will be showing some of her amazing chipboard altering techniques. Michelle Grant will be demonstrating fun and unique ways with Gelatos, and Karen Shady will be on hand with the Brother Scan N Cut, to show you some of the incredible things this machine can do. (All products show in Demos will be available to purchase at the retreat store.)


We are so excited to share the weekend with you. We have some amazing sponsorship this year, with loads a fantastic giveaways, prizes, and a goodie bag to die for J    (please go to our blog for the huge list of sponsors)   


  1. cannot wait so excited not just about learning lots of new skills but also to get away for three stress free fun days well needed break

  2. absolutely Julie :) scrappers heaven in my view... :)