Saturday, November 24, 2007

Low introductory price for Scrapaholics Australia Instructors

Scrapaholics Australia has launched their first technique based kit. Instructors around Australia will be teaching this kit through out December. Would you like to be a Scrapaholics Australia Instructor?

We are an independent network of scrapbooking clubs. Each organiser runs their club under the Scrapaholic banner and there are about 100 clubs in the UK, USA, Canada and now Australia. We form a supportive group to promote and teach Scrapbooking.Each month we produce a kit of products based around a particular technique. The technique is demonstrated at the club and members have the opportunity to try out the product/technique in the form of a club kit.

If you would like to start your own club email me today (A one off joining fee of only $50 {introductory price} until the end of November)

A great way to try new products and techniques
Run it as a hobby or business
Have fun scrapping with your friends

Latest kit layouts

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Another Room Ready

Just thought I would share with you another room we have completed at the Scrapping Away Retreat House. I had everything set up a week ago but couldn't post any photos as Matt was still in the US with our digital camera. The room has come up well and is very comfortable and spacious enough for three. This room has access to an ensuite bathroom.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Essential Scrapbooking Tool

What do you think is your most essential, can't scrap without, tool? Let's not count adhesive or a cutting implement because without those nothing would be done!

Umm! What a decision. I distress with ink a fair bit so I am thinking my Adirondak sepia ink pad but maybe not, I know my pens. I am big on journaling and I almost always hand write. I may find one in every 100 layouts has computer written journalling! So that's my decision, my essential Scrapbooking tool is my white gel pen or my black zig writer.

What is yours?

Friday, November 9, 2007

Birthday Book

Are you good at remembering birthdays? I try to be and usually I start each year remembering birthdays, hey some years it is April before I start missing them! I know not a great achievement. Well, next year will be different! I came across these gorgeous little acrylic mini albums with chipboard pages made by Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs ( It is the cutest 5x5.5 inch album with 6 tabbed chipboard pages. As there are 6 pages it is absolutely perfect for a birthday book as once you use both pages you have the 12 months covered. I haven't actually made mine yet but here is a sample made by Alison from MOSD.
I hope to get started on making mine this weekend and here's to trying to remember all birthdays in 2008.
By the way if you are interested in making your very own birthday book I have some stock available and if you are in the Albury area I will be running a class in January to make these ( Keep a look out for my sample to be uploaded right here very soon.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

What's your scrapping wishlist?

If you could have anything scrapbooking related what would it be? What a decision! If I listed my top 3 they would have to be
1. A Klik'n'Kut (dream on!)
2. Some time to scrap
3. Some space where I could spread out all my stuff and not have to pack it up each day
Maybe I need to book into my own retreat house!

What would your top 3 be? Are they mostly products or like mine is time and space the big issue?

Friday, November 2, 2007

Great news for Sydneysiders

Virgin Blue has announced plans to fly from Sydney to Albury beginning in February. Tickets are advertised to be around $69. What a bargain!

Once the kids are back at school and life has settled down reward yourself with a relaxing and luxurious scrapbooking retreat with your girlfriends. Leave all the weekend work for your husband to deal with, you know: swimming lessons, dance lessons, football training, kids' homework, house cleaning etc and focus on yourself and your hobby for a few days. You'll go back home feeling more relaxed and you'll have some great scrapbooking pages to show for it.

Have a look at the website: to check out the great tools in the studio, the comfy sleeping arrangements and the calendar to find a date to suit you. Then check out to get your flights.