Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Scraptacular Cup Eve Crop!!

Scraptacular is a proud supporter of Crop For Kids. Just look at what they have organised to help us raise funds. Mark your calendars!

Scraptacular CUP EVE CROP

Date: Monday 5th November 2007
Time: 10.00am to 6.00pm

Scraptacular will be open on Cup Eve this year and not only are they going to have a great day scrapbooking, they will also be contributing funds towards Crop For Kids. You will have a fun day with raffles, sweeps & a BBQ lunch will be organised for the day with proceeds and a percentage of all sales going towards Crop For Kids !!! So if you are looking for a prelude to frocking up on Tuesday, this will be it! Join them for a fun day, you will contributing to a
very worthy cause.

Call the shop on 95845000 to reserve your seat.


Scraptacular DEMO DAY

Date: Saturday 1st December 2007
Time: 10am to 3pm.

FREE Day filled with demonstrations on how to utilise all those scrapbooking tools correctly.
Many tools will be on show in the workshop for you to use. A special “Fiskars” demonstration with Sarah will start at 11.00am. They will also have on display the latest Making Memories storage organisers, Quickutz Magpie Cabinets & beautiful new fonts, Cuttlebug & Cricut Cartridges plus much more ! Perfect Christmas presents for yourself or your scrapbooking friend!! With an extra special 10% discount applied for all tools & accessories purchased or ordered on the day, you wouldn't want to miss this opportunity! There will also be a fabulous raffle held with all proceeds raised donated to Crop For Kids.

Coffee, tea, drinks & refreshments will be provided.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Online Class 4 - Chocolate Bling!!

Our next online class is very special. You will learn how to convert a digital photo into a chocolate-sepia by yourself, and then scrapping the photo. If you have always relied on purchased-actions for your photo conversion, then this is the time to learn to DIY!

There will be a step by step images of the photo editing in both Photoshop (compatible with PS7 and above) and Photoshop Elements (compatible with PSE 3.0 and above). It will be available to view a day prior to the class, for those of you who don’t print their photos at home. A hard copy of the steps in word document will also be emailed to you after the class is finished, so you can always use it for more editing in the future.

Our tutor for this class is Vita Thai. Vita is currently a Design Team member on For Keeps Creative Scrapbooking, and designs for Crafty Matters and Sketches Oz.

So if you have always wanted to learn how to change your photos digitally, this is one you shouldn't miss.


Date: Friday, 2 November 2007
Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Cost: A$10.00 per person

EMAIL US right now to register and get the materials list! :) :)


Sorry, I'm 10 minutes late in announcing the winner. The winner of the FREE TICKET TO CROP FOR KIDS 2008 is ......


CONGRATULATIONS, LAURA!!!!!! You get to come to the crop on 15 March 2008 for FREE!!!!! Laura, please email me at myebelle@optusnet.com.au , your full name, address, and telephone number so I can keep a record on our end to issue you a free ticket when the tickets are up for sale.

Thank you to everyone who wrote in.

Have a good weekend!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

GRUNGE! sneak peeks

Just updating Jill's class with some gorgeous sneak peeks. Believe me... the layout is awesome. You need to do the class. :D


Friday, October 12, 2007

Paperific!!! - amended

Is anyone going to Paperific in Melbourne???!!!! It's here in Melbourne this weekend, 12-14th October 2007. Most of the committee members are either involved in helping or going to visit, so we do hope to bump into you. :) Don't forget to pick up a Crop For Kids flyer ..... it'll be worth your while! ;)

There is a Crop For Kids flyer distributed at Paperific. If you get the flyer, come here and leave a comment, and don't forget to mention Operation Paperific! You will stand a chance to win an entry ticket to Crop For Kids 2008 worth $30! Tickets are not on sale yet, so you'll be the first to win one!

You have up to Wednesday, 17 October 2007 to leave a comment and winner will be announced on Thursday, 18 October 2007.

Edited to add .... yes this is the post. Date on flyer should read 12 October 2007 ..... typo error :) :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

DESIGN-A-CHIPPIE Competition - Extended!!

We have received many requests to extend the deadline of this competition because many are interested and have only just heard about this competition. Therefore, we have decided to extend the deadline of this competition to 31 October 2007. So now we will be expecting more designs! :)

Monday, October 8, 2007

Online Class 3 - Grunge!

First of all, a big THANK YOU to all who registered for the Cake Slice Gift Box class. It was another successful online class, and I believe everyone had fun making the gift boxes.

We have Online Class 3 lined up for you. Our next tutor is Jill Geraghty-Groves. I am sure Jill's work does not need much introduction. You would have seen her at Scrapapple, Everyday Garbage, Magistical Memories, and has been on many other design teams.

Jill has kindly offered to teach a layout .... GRUNGE STYLE!!!!! I know many scrapbookers are interested to do a GRUNGE layout, so you'll really want to keep your eyes peeled on this one. Sneak peeks will be available soon. If you want to see more of Jill's work, visit her blog to get an idea. Her work is AWESOME!! (Is that a 'grunge' word?) :) :)

Class: GRUNGE! - Jill Geraghty-Groves
Date: Thursday, 18 October 2007
Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Cost: A$10.00 per person

***Please register early to receive your materials list!***

EMAIL US to book a spot for yourself (and/or a friend)!!!

Sunday, October 7, 2007


Design-A-Chippie Competition
Closing: 31 October 2007

We all love chipboard embellishments. We are blessed with so many choices in the market right now. But even then, we sometimes still find that we don’t have the perfect chipboard embellishment for our layout!

We are giving you the perfect opportunity to be a DESIGNER!!! We would like you to come up with your favourite chipboard designs and send them in to us. Be it a flourish, a scroll, a flower, a border, a train, a word, funky, sweet, trendy …. just WOW US!!! You could be a Chippie Designer in your own right!

Scrapware and The Scrapbook Establishment have generously sponsored this competition. Winner of this competition will win a $50 prize pack from Scrapware AND a $50 voucher from The Scrapbook Establishment. THAT IS A TOTAL VALUE OF $100 SCRAPBOOKING PRODUCTS YOU ARE ABOUT TO WIN!!!!!!


The winning design will be manufactured by Scrapware, and be made for sale exclusively on the Crop For Kids blog. What’s more, it is going to be a LIMITED EDITION chipboard!!! ☺ ☺


All you need to do is create your chipboard design(s), save or scan each image in JPG or BMP format, no larger than 500kb per file size. Send your design(s) to us with your full name, address, email address and contact number. The entry fee is $5 for up to 3 designs. You can submit as many times as you like but there will be a $5 entry fee for 3 designs. For example,

Submit 1-3 designs = $5 entry fee
Submit 4-6 designs = $10 entry fee
Submit 7-9 designs = $15 entry fee … and so on and so forth

All entry fees collected will be donated to Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Entry fees can be paid by:

Direct Deposit:
BSB - 083405 (National Australia Bank)
Account No. - 856251499
Name - Crop For Kids
Reference – Chippie – enter your surname

Send your entry to us via EMAIL after you have made the deposit.

Money Order:
You can also pay using a Money Order. Please make sure you:

1. Make the Money Order out to Crop For Kids
2. Write on the back of the Money Order, Design-A-Chippie competition and your full name.
3. Mail the Money Order together with your entry to:
Crop For Kids
PO Box 127
Oakleigh South VIC 3167

Entries without payment will not be considered.


  1. By entering the competition, all participants agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of Entry stipulated.
  2. Entry is open to residents of Australia only. Crop For Kids committee members and competition sponsors are ineligible to enter.
  3. Submissions must conform to entry rules as stipulated in the ’How to Enter’ section. Submission must be your own original work, not previously submitted or published in any magazine or book, nor featured online as part of a commercial internet site or community-based internet group; nor displayed in-store by a craft or scrapbooking retailer.
  4. All entries must be received by 5pm, 31 October 2007.
  5. The winning design will be selected and the winning designer will win a prize pack worth $50 sponsored by Scrapware and a $50 Gift Certificate sponsored by The Scrapbook Establishment. The winner will be contacted by phone.
  6. All entries will be deemed as property of Scrapware. Scrapware will manufacture the winning design to be donated to Crop For Kids for exclusive sale on the Crop For Kids blog. Sale proceeds will go to Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
  7. Scrapware reserves the right to use any unsuccessful submissions for its manufacturing, advertising and distribution and sales after the Crop For Kids event on 15 March 2008. This right to manufacture will be revoked on 31 December 2008. Designers will then be allowed to submit their designs to other manufacturers.
  8. Contest closes 31 October 2007. Winner will be contacted by 7 November 2007.
  9. The judges’ decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered into.

SO! What do you reckon? Cool huh???? We are very excited, and we hope you are too. So what are you waiting for?! GET STARTED!!!!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by EMAIL.