Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Scraptacular do it again, and planning for next year

Scraptacular have done it again! The support from this shop always overwhelms us. During their recent retreat they held a raffle raising $700, which they have donated to Crop for Kids to kick start our tally for next year. Thank you so much to Julie and the Scraptac girls who are some of our hugest supporters.

Planning is underway for next year! Pencil the 4th of April 2009 into your diaries and stay tuned for updates!

Friday, June 27, 2008

The Final Total!

Drumroll please....

We have finally got all our ingoing and outgoing money sorted out and have just deposited $12,000 to the Good Friday Appeal!

Congratulations and a huge thank you to everyone who participated in any way - all the business and individuals who donated products and cash, the shops who ran fundraising for us, our talented designers of products, classes and layouts, everyone who bought embellishments, participated in an online class, attended the crop, bought embellishments, helped us with publicity or just wished us well. And a very special thank you to the committee who brought it all together and made it possible.

We also wanted to let you know that we have heard from the hospital auxillary regarding the cards that were made during the crop and donated to them. They have passed on their gratitude and said that the cards were a huge hit and raised lots of money. Unfortunately they couldn't give us an exact figure, but thank you to everyone who made a card for sale. You can be sure that the money raised will be well spent.

Thank you to Scrapbook Avenue in Sale

A belated thank you to Scrapbook Avenue in Sale who held a crop in support of Crop for Kids and raised $1000! What a fantastic effort and very much appreciated.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

THE BIG DAY!!! And we raised...

We had an awesome day at Crop For Kids on 15 March 2008. There were lots of games, raffles, shopping, and scrapbooking that happened on the day. We saw many ladies having a good time, chatting away, meeting new friends, eating and drinking. The committee members were exhausted at the end of the day, but we were really glad we did it. We have photos which we will be posting soon.

We have done a rough count of the money we raised, and we are pleased to announce that we have achieved over the set target.


WE RAISED OVER $11,000!!!!!


We are all extremely pleased with the result. A big THANK YOU to all the SPONSORS (please see navigating panel on left), all the online class instructors, and EVERYONE who came to the event. Without your generous support, we wouldn't have made it.

And to our dedicated committee members and their supportive families, the event wouldn't have come this far. We will be posting the final figures again as soon as we have them.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

FEATURED GOLD SPONSORS #4


Stampin' Up!'s exclusive and co-ordinated product lines of decorative stamp sets and accessories are ideal for greeting cards, scrapbooking, craft projects, and home d├ęcor. The Stampin' Up!® 2008-2009 Idea Book & Catalogue launches on April 1, featuring exciting new unique designs, accessories and ideas which are sure to appeal to any level of stamping and scrapbooking! To order your copy contact your local Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator by visiting www.stampinup.com or call 1800 SUSTMP.


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Scrap FX


Scrap FX designs and manufactures innovative embellishments for the scrapbooking, cardmaking and art and craft industry. Embellishments range from alphabets, numbers, all kinds of flowers and shapes, and our ever popular Wordlets for almost every occasion. We are an Australian business and proud to claim all products are designed, manufactured and packed in Australia. There are hundreds of products available and a gallery full of inspirational layouts and ideas on our website: www.scrapfx.com.au.

All products are laser cut, using materials such as chipboard, pine, card and acrylic. We also quote on design and manufacture of custom projects. For enquiries, please contact:

Scrap FX
scrapfx@netspace.net.au
Phone: (03) 9762 6425
www.scrapfx.com.au


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Friday, March 7, 2008

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Some important information for THE DAY :)


Scrapbooking Trash & Treasure


During the crop, we will have a scrapbooking Trash and Treasure table. If you have any scrapbooking products (paper, stamps, embellishments, tools etc) that you would like to sell, please do the following:-

  1. Have each item (or bundle) sealed in a clear plastic bag
  2. Label it clearly with your NAME, CONTACT NUMBER AND SELLING PRICE

When you arrive at the crop, take your sale items to the table marked "Trash and Treasure" and the girls will give you a receipt of each item/bundle. Throughout the day, everyone will be able to purchase items from the table. At the closing of Trash & Treasure, bring your receipt(s) back to the table, and if your items have sold you will be given 75% of the sale price. The remaining 25% will be donated to the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.



Shops


There will be at least 3 scrapbooking shops present that day who will set up stands for your shopping pleasure, and to get supplies that you may have forgotten to bring.



Food/Drink


We will have snacks, tea/coffee and soft drinks available for gold coin donations. We will also have food available for purchase at lunch time (probably pizza). We will donate ALL profits from the kitchen sales to the Good Friday Appeal. However, if you prefer, you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks.



Cash


Sales of food and drink, raffles, Trash & Treasure, games etc can only be paid for with cash. We recommend that you bring plenty of gold coins with you. There is no ATM at the hall, although there is bound to be one somewhere close by.



Sponsors & Donations


Crop for Kids gratefully acknowledges the support of all the businesses and individuals who generously donate to make our crop such a wonderful day. All sponsors can be seen on our blog www.cropforkids.blogspot.com and will be recognized on the day of the crop. If you would like to make a donation, or can source a donation for us, please email us at cropforkids@gmail.com to let us know. Whilst scrapbooking products are preferred, other products and cash donations will be gratefully received. Please note that only new products in good condition can be accepted.


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Once again, we thank you for your support for Crop For Kids.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

FEATURED GOLD SPONSORS #3

Scrapbook Lady


Scrapbook Lady stocks the latest scrap booking products and equipment including over 3,000 specialty papers and 400 different colour and textured cardstock. We also stock stickers, embellishments and a huge range of scrapbooking accessories that you may need to create that perfect page or special card.

We receive new stock almost every day and keep up with all the latest products including the Cricut & Cuttlebug machines. We look forward to seeing you at our store in Pakenham!

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Paperific
Paperific Expos in Melbourne are "Heaven on Earth" for papercraft lovers! We have a NEW Autumn Expo Friday 28th through Sunday 30th March, 2008 at Caulfield Racecourse. The doors open at 9am each day. We are famous for the free Make and Take tables you will find on several stands at our show. Scrapbooking, stamping, cardmaking and more - don't miss Paperific in just a few weeks time at Caulfield, or later in October at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

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makeabook.com.au


www.makeabook.com.au provides free downloadable software to create your very own photo books and calendars. When you have your chosen format looking just the way you want it, send it to makeabook.com.au with the click of a button and they will have it delivered to your door within 5 working days.


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Keep'n the Memories


Keep’n the Memories was established in January 2006 by Toni Rugari. There is a friendly community at the forum, where monthly challenges and cybercrops are held. There is also a gallery for members to show off their creations as well as an easily navigated online shop, that offers monthly kits with full instructions, and is constantly expanding its range. The latest additions to the store are the Celebrity Scrapper's Inspiration Kits which are endorsed by great scrappers such as Ruey Enanoria, Kim Arnold, Kate Mason, Donna Wild and Clair Bremner. So why not pop in, have a look around and ask any questions, Toni will be more than happy to help. Look forward to seeing you at Keep’n the Memories.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

FEATURED GOLD SPONSORS #2



Sissey offers perfectly co-ordinated monthly kits. Each month we bring you a new kit full of perfectly co-ordinated Papers and Embellishments from some of the leading brands in the industry. We have a different sized kits and Subscription plans to suit you. You can either subscribe for 3,6 or 12 months or you can just buy a 1 off kit. By subscribing you are assured you will not miss out on a kit.

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Craft Queen

If you love ribbons, you'll love Craft Queen's new ribbon club. For $15 a month, you'll get a gorgeous new package of ribbon delivered to your door! Each month an exciting new colour combination is created. There is also a page of inspiration full of creative ways you to help you use your new ribbon! This month it is a gorgeous combination of orange and greens. You can also see our full range of ribbons at Paperific at Caulfield Racecourse on the 28th - 30th March 2008.

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Fast growing, friendly forum, great products and plenty of monthly challenges. What more could you want? How about a Discount Club membership where you can save 15% off every order, every time. Our inspirational Design Team will get your creative mojo flowing, and our gallery is bursting at the seams with fantastic layouts to inspire you. We also have monthly cybercrops and we would love for everyone to join us.

From 7-14 March, Mystical Scrapbooks is having a Crop For Kids Challenge week on our forum. There will be challenges held everyday, goodie bag giveaways and a few auctions where our DT members are going to be offering their services to scrap other members photos. Money raised will go to Crop For Kids.

So, if you haven’t visited us yet, make sure you do. You won’t be disappointed.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

2 MEGASTARS for Online Classes

CROP FOR KIDS is very honoured to have Kim Archer and Carole Janson design 2 online classes for us, leading up to the actual event. These will be our last 2 online classes, so if you have ever wanted to do some online classes, this would be a great opportunity to do them, and it's for charity!! Best of both worlds!

Celebrating Childhood - Kim Archer

This is one of Kim Archer's Workshop @ Home's new range of Shorts Quick & Easy Workshop classes. This one in particular, has been exclusively designed for Crop For Kids. ALL proceeds from this class from now until February 29 will be donated to CROP FOR KIDS. Some of Kim's Support Team girls are also donating their time to create support layouts for this class.

The theme for this class is CELEBRATING CHILDHOOD!! Choose a photo from your own childhood or one which best sums up your children's childhood and let's create a fun single layout with loads of texture, fabric and ribbon strips.

There will be a LIVE chat room feature will also be activated for this class so anytime you head into the classroom you will be able to chat with other participants if you wish, if they are in the classroom at the same time. NOTE: The class is run as an instant workshop which means you can access the classroom to complete your project at a time convenient for you. You will have access to a downloadable PDF step by step handout as well as being able to view lots of photos and details about each step. And our Support Team will again provide plenty of variety in their own versions of this workshop.

Instructor: Kim Archer
Cost: A$8.00 per person

Please register at Kim Archer Workshops @ Home (payment to be made directly to them).


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Hang'em-Uppers - Carole Janson


Carole, a current Scrapbooking Memories Master, has designed 2 extremely gorgeous....... I call them "Hang'em-Uppers". It's true! That's what you do with them when you are done. You'll want to hang'em up! Whether it's on the wall, a door, your notice board, your fridge, your cupboard doors, your office cubicle, your work computer (because trust me, you'll much rather look at this than your computer screen at work).... anywhere you think can do with some decorations. They are very versatile, and very easy to make. Looking at the materials list, it's a fantastic way to use up those scraps!! These are some sneak peeks for your viewing pleasure ....

As you can see, they ooze of Carole's signature 3-dimensional embellishing technique. For more of Carole's beautiful work, please visit her blog.

Date: Thursday, 28th February 2008
Time: 8.00pm - 10.00pm (VIC/NSW/TAS); 7.00pm - 9.00pm (QLD); 6.00pm - 8.00pm (WA); 7.30pm - 9.30pm (SA)
Cost: A$10.00 per person
Instructor: Carole Janson

To register, please EMAIL US.

Carole's class will be conducted via Crop For Kids Virtual Classroom. Upon payment of class fees, you will be given the materials' list for you to gather your supplies. A few days before the class, you will receive an invitation to the Virtual Classroom, where the class will be conducted. Please register ASAP so you have ample time to gather your materials.

This is your last chance of joining any Crop For Kids Online Classes for 2008. If you cannot make it to our crop, but would still love to help us, this is one great way. Not only will the classes let you create some beautiful projects instructed by some inspirational designers, you are bound to meet some new scrapbooking friends online, in the comfort of your own home. Best of all, your class fees will be donated to The Royal Children's Hospital.

We look forward to having you.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

FEATURED GOLD SPONSORS #1

FEATURED GOLD SPONSORS

3M Consumer and Office Business

Supplying an array of products that keep offices organised, homes cleaner, and buildings well-maintained, 3M is home to some of the world's best-known brands, including Post-it®, Scotch®, Scotch-Brite® and Scotchgard™. 3M have created many product categories and are the leader in the markets they serve. 3M's recent product breakthroughs include Post-it® Super Sticky Notes in unique shapes and colours - ideal for use on a broad range of non-paper surfaces; and a new family of Scotch-Brite® cleaning products, which give consumers the right scrubbing power for a host of cleaning jobs. Post-it® Durable Indexing & Filing Tabs are changing the way the world uses suspension files and like most 3M products, make life easier.


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JCS Custom Cuts


Julie’s Craft Stop offers custom laser-cut services on a wide range of products, eg. chipboard, acrylic, and felt. The personalised chipboard range also allows you to choose from ten fonts, customise the word(s) as well as size.


Design your own shapes! CROP FOR KIDS acrylic embellishment is a fantastic example. The possibilities are endless.


There is also a range of key tags and tote tags to choose from so you can have personalised tags or key rings.


All products are laser cut, hence quality and precision are guaranteed. A Melbourne-based business, JCS uses Australian materials where available. VISIT http://www.juliescraftstop.com.au to find out your nearest stockist. If you would like your local craft shop to start stocking our products, tell them about us. We can be contacted at :

Julie's Craft Stop
Email: julie@juliescraftstop.com.au
Mobile: 0418 579 549
Tel: (03) 9704 0504

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Singapore Friends ....

We are very pleased to announce that Crop For Kids has been adopted by Scrappin Kids Care, a blog set up by a group of passionate scrapbooking mothers in Singapore.

Scrappin Kids Care adopts a Children's Charity every month. They will assist the adopted charities to raise funds for their projects. And for their first month, January, they have decided to adopt Crop For Kids! They purchased 60 sets of our embellishments to sell on their blog and at their crops. Take a look at their resident designers' Wati's and Liza's creations with our embellishments HERE!!

It is so amazing that friends from overseas are actually supporting our cause, making a difference in children's lives. Thank you, Wati and Liza! It is a wonderful gesture.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Spectacular SCRAPTACULAR!!

This is a special mention given to Scraptacular who has been a keen supporter of Crop For Kids since last year. They have actively helped in raising funds for Crop For Kids through their own crops and demo days. The most recent Cup Eve Crop and Christmas Scrapathon they had, raised $300 for Crop For Kids! That is an AMAZING effort! Thank you very much, Julie!

Scraptacular's brick and mortar shop is located at Shop 29/171 Nepean Hwy, Mentone 3194. Tel: 03 9584 5000. Click here for the online shop.