Monday, August 8, 2011

Not long to go now....

What a very very busy weekend. But after a lot of work we are just that little more prepared for retreat in just 18 sleeps time! Goodies bags are all packed, overflowing but packed. Prizes have been allocated and the super surprise has been tested out. Rose is super super busy entering all the stock that was bought last week. Plus with more amazing stock coming in the following weeks, I don't think Rose will have time to do anything else but enter stock.

With our August Workshop just a few days away, we are even busier. Packing kits up for all the ladies who are coming to enjoy in the day! we have a couple of seats left for those interested in coming along. Please make sure you email us ( to book your seat. We also have a few kits up for sale for ladies who can't come along to the classes. You can purchase the kits through our Facebook page just go to our Facebook page and click on shop now to see the available kits. All prices include postage. 

For anyone who didn't receive a copy of our latest newsletter you can view it by following this link 

Remember that the Scrap with Friends shop will be open on Saturday August 13th from 10am.

We hope to see everyone there!

Happy Scrapping!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Not just a Scrapper!

Hi everyone,

Lately I (Kristy) have become obsessed with pinterest (if you haven't discovered pinterest yet have a look I just adore all the inspiration I can get from just a quick look whilst having a coffee. Well, one day whilst drooling over some wonderful pins, I came across a novel idea. Cake Pops. So yesterday I decided to give them ago. After quickly watching a youtube video on making them I felt I was ready! How wrong I was. I should mention, whilst my Grandmother was an amazing cake maker and decorator. I did not seem to get the baking gene.

Step One: Ingredients ASSEMBLE!!!
I required; one cake (pre-made and cooled), a tub of frosting, and my trusty mix master.

Step Two: Mix the ingredients together.
After crumbling the cake and putting it into the mixing bowl. I added frosting till the mixture just comes together. I unfortunately looked away at that point and kept adding frosting till the mix looked something like straight frosting...... Whoopsie.

Step three: Mould your balls.
Scoop even amounts of mix into your hands and roll them into a ball shape. Now that sounds wonderful... on paper. But I was unable to scoop even amounts. I also did not realise that the balls needed to be much smaller than I had made them. I made big manly sized cake pops..... Another whoopsie.

Step four: Coat your Cake Pops in Chocolate.
Melt some chocolate and dunk the balls in the chocolate till they are evenly coated. Refrigerate till required for eating. Once again, I learn by my errors. Due to my cake pop balls being so large and weighty, dunking them in chocolate was not achievable. I had to plonk them in the chocolate then roll them around till they were semi coated. I then pulled them out of the chocolate mix and rolled them in my hands (yes I had gloves on, it was too icky not to) until they were covered.

Step five: Enjoy your yummy Cake Pops.
Yes they are yummy. But BBQ skewers did not support these bad boys. For the purpose of the photo I was able to balance one quickly before it slid down onto my hand.

What I learnt whilst doing this.....
  • I am not a baker. End of Discussion.
  • Cake Pops need to be refrigerated during each step.
  • Putting lots of frosting in turns Cake Pops into Frosting Pops.
  • Frosting Pops are very heavy.
  • Frosting Pops are yummy, however, they have lots of sugar and the ceiling is not the place to be at 11 o'clock at night.
  • Skewers look much nicer, but corn cob holders support Frosting Pops much better.
  • Smaller..... They need to be smaller.

In summation..... Get someone else to make them :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

A while between posts.

Hello Everyone,
It has been quite a while between posts, hasn't it.
I can tell you that we have been super busy organising our August retreat, the monthly workshops, retreat workshops, and another surprise for 2012. We will reveal that at our August retreat.

With CHA this week, we have been very busy selecting all the gorgeous products to add to our "to get list".
Tim Holtz has a series of new stamps and a gorgeous line of stationary called District Market. If you haven't seen District Market just yet, I can tell you the Tote bag is just beautiful! It is definitely on my personal to buy list.
Prima has way to many products coming out to try to list. Lots of new flowers, say it in pearls, say it in crystals, and tools.
There is a new company called Authentique. Launched only this year, Authentique aim to "promote the belief being genuine is the only way to live! Our products reinforce this message through quotes, saying and the names of our Collections. They are designed to enhance the authentic side in each of us". Scrap with Friends is very excited to be stocking the Journey and Uncommon ranges. With more to come after CHA.
Bo Bunny have a lovely range on its way to us, called et Cetera. For those scrappers and card makers who love vintage colours, you will adore this range.
My Minds Eye, Pink Paislee, Tattered Angels and Teressa Collins have also been pre-ordered.
There is a heap of beautiful new products on their way to Scrap with Friends and they shall be revealed at our August retreat. Then in September at our workshop day.
Our August workshop day is just a few weeks away and we have 3 fantastic classes on offer.
In our Technique Class you will use a cuttlebug/ big shot to create 2 gorgeous cards perfect for Fathers Day. You will also create a beautiful pop up card, this technique can easily be transferred to a scrapbook layout.
In the layout class you will create a double page layout using some fun new products, bottle caps and mini tickets, you will also be using a Martha Stewart punch around the page set and a 6 x 6 inch paper pad.
Cricut Class has been opened up to those who don't have a cricut, you can purchase pre-cut kits. These are strictly on a pre-order basis to ensure no one is disappointed. This month you will be using the B is for Boy cartridge and you will learn how to plan your layout and cutting. This layout is titled "Here comes trouble" it could be used for any age of boy or a mischievous girl.
Please don't forget to let us know if you would like to attend so we can ensure we have enough kits for everyone.
We would love to see everyone at our August Workshop day, either to shop, scrap or chat.

Happy Scrapping everyone.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Workshops on July 9th.

Hello Everyone,
Our next workshop day is to be held on the 9th of July. We have 3 fantastic classes for you and of course our shop will be nicely stocked with goodies for you. Including Kaisercrafts new ranges; Blae & Ivy and Little Toot.

In July we have have lowered the price of the class fee. The cost is now $20 for a full day of scrapping plus kits. This fee includes lunch!
So for $65 you can do 3 classes and have lunch!

Don't forget that we open from 9:30am and you are more than welcome to come along settle in, grab a cuppa, shop and scrap till your class starts. You are also more than welcome to stay after your class and scrap away.
We will break for lunch during the layout class.

We would also like to remind you about our Retreat in August. Places are filling fast, so if you are interested in coming along, please ensure that you let us know and pay your deposit before the August Class.

Scrap with Friends will be located at 52 Banks St East Maitland, this is the St Peter's Anglican Church Parish Hall. There is a link to a map at the end of this newsletter.

Please have a read through our classes on offer in July and let us know which class or classes you would like to do before June 1st. RSVP by reply email or

Happy Scrapping,
Scrap with Friends

Technique - 9:30am to 11:30am

This is the first class featuring our new designer and Scrap with Friend, Deb.
This amazing card uses the very attractive double twisted easel card fold. Don't be concerned by the long name. The fold is easy once you learn it. Making the card beautiful is the fun part. You will be distressing, inking and using string beads. The papers are from Melissa Frances' beautiful new range attic treasures.

What you will need for this class: Distressing tool, Brushed Corduroy Distress ink, tacky glue, sponge or inking tool and your tool kit.

Kit cost is $10 + Class fee.

Layout Class - 11:30am to 2:30pm.

Another month and another awesome inspiring layout, this month by Deb!
This month you will receive enough product to create a fantastic layout where you will learn how to create a mini album. This mini album is perfect for special pictures or personal journaling you would rather people not see. You will get to make a gorgeous twisted ribbon rose and more string beads to help accentuate the flourishes on the beautiful Timeless range by Teressa Collins. Distressing is also heavily featured on this layout.

What you will need for this class: Distressing tool, Brushed Corduroy Distress ink, sponge or inking tool, paper piercer, tacky glue and your tool kit.

Kit cost is $20 + Class fee

Cricut Club - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Having a cartridge is fantastic, but sometimes a cartridge can do a lot more than you may first think. In this class we will explore Plantin Schoolbook. Creating a layout using elements from the cartridge.

For this class you will need: paper trimmer, mounting foam and your normal scrapping tools and most importantly your Cricut, mat and power cord.
Kit cost is $15 + Class fee.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Changes at Scrap with Friends.

Hello Everyone,

Firstly thank you so much to all the ladies who came to our June class to scrap, learn and shop. It was a fantastic day and it was lovely to see so many ladies doing what we all love to do. We can not wait to see you all again on the 9th of July for another fantastic day.

We do have a few changes that have happened with Scrap with Friends.

Jennifer has decided to leave Scrap with Friends due to personal reasons. We wish Jennifer all the best in the future.
As sad as we are to see Jennifer leave, Scrap with Friends will and must go on.
As our workshop days are a little too busy for two people, Rose and myself warmly welcome Deb (you may have met Deb at our June class) to the Scrap with Friends team.
Deb is wonderfully talented and she will be helping design and teach classes.

This brings me to the change in our classes. There really isn't any. We are running the three classes. The new class we were introducing will be incorporated into the Cuttlebug class. Cuttlebug will now be known as a Technique Class and you will not need to have your own Cuttlebug or big shot to participate in the class. Of course it is helpful to have your own machine, but it is now no longer essential. We will be doing a Double Twisted Easel card in our July class. This is the same fold of card that Jennifer was going to teach you. But of course the adornments will be different. I have seen a sneak peak of the card and it is just as beautiful as Jennifer's.

Due to the feedback we received at the June class we are reducing the class fee.
It shall be a flat rate of $20 for the day plus your class kits.
This $20 will now include lunch (however if you have special dietary requirements we ask that you bring your own lunch along).  We will be jiggling the class times to allow for a break for lunch.
Next Monday we will be sending out our next newsletter which will include class details for July.

Please mark the 9th of July on your calendar as it is going to be fantastic,

Until then happy scrapping everyone,

Rose, Deb and Kristy.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A New Beginning - 2011 Retreat

Scrap with Friends 2011 Retreat

Looking for a weekend to get away, relax and just do what you love best?
Well we have the place for you.....

Imagine 4 days and 3 nights of no cooking, no housework, No-one to bother you just great friends old and new. Plus the opportunity to work on those unfinished projects and learn some exciting new techniques.

Friday August 26th to Monday August 29th


Edmund Rice Retreat and Conference Centre
1315 Mulgoa Road, Mulgoa 2745

Just leave it all up to us! We will provide you with; comfortable twin share accomodation with private en-suite. Round the clock tea and coffee. Great Food and a shop for all your scrapbooking and card making needs!

Not to mention workshops, demonstrations, competitions, games, raffles and loads more.

Check out the packages below for that one that suits you:

One Day (Saturday or Sunday)

Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner

Goodie Bag
Whole day of Scrappin fun
only $140.00

One Night Stay (Saturday to Sunday)

Saturday Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner

Sunday Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
One nights accommodation
Goodie Bag
2 great days scrappin'
only $220.00

Two Nights Stay (Friday to Sunday)

Friday Dinner 

Saturday Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner
Sunday Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
2 Nights Accommodation
Goodie Bag
2 nights and 2 days of scrappin
only $300.00

3 Nights stay (Friday to Monday)

Friday Dinner 

Saturday Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner
Sunday Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea

Monday Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch
3 Nights Accommodation
Goodie Bag
3 nights and 4 days of scrappin
only $380.00

You can secure your spot now by emailing us

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A rainy Tuesday night.

It is a very very rainy Tuesday night. The television is once again disapointing, bub is in bed, husband is at work, so what is a girl to do....... Golly, do I really need to ask that question :)
Well, I have decided to try my hand at a mini album. Made using paper bags. I am hoping that it will look as great in person as it does in my head lol. I will be using a super cute range by Imaginisce called Animal Crackers.
Which will be avaliable at the Scrap with Friends workshop day (this Saturday).

Have a great rainy night everyone :)

Monday, May 30, 2011

July workshop day hints...

With our wonderful workshop day for June just a few sleeps away, we thought we might share some hints as to what we will be doing in July....

Cuttlebug - there is a very interesting set of folds.
Layout - a string of pearls is being used.
Cricut - we will cut something to make it smaller.
And a new workshop.....

More hints next week.

Happy scrapping everyone :)

More workshops for you.....

We are about to announce our new line up of workshops any day now.
Make sure you stay tuned so you get the news first.

But what workshops could we be about to announce..... I wonder ;)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Amazing workshops with Candy Rosenberg

******* UPDATE *******

Unfortunately we were unable to secure a booking for Candy as we didn't have the minimum numbers requrired. Sorry to those looking forward to the class.

Hello everyone,

I am very excited to announce we are looking to hold two workshops with the very talented Candy Rosenberg.

The following is taken from Candy's blog so you can learn a little about her.

"My name is Candy Rosenberg and I have been an artist since I was born, I was cutting paper the second I could fit scissors in my hand.  When I was first introduced to scrapbooking nearly 5 years ago now, I really did not take to it very easily.  It took quite awhile to get it figured out.  I remember walking into my first Creating Keepsakes Convention in Portland, Oregon.  I made the four hour trip with my 8 year old daughter  and when we first walked up to the convention area there was a roped off section of rolling totes.  I can remember looking at all the totes with stacks of other totes on top of them that went 4-5 feet high.  The first thing that came to mind was "are these women completely out of their minds"!
Little did I know that I would eventually join that group of crazy women!  I went one step further however as I started to find my niche.  I love to teach, I love playing with paper and making art and most especially inspiring others."

Candy currently is a member of the Graphic 45 design team and is a certified Graphic 45 educator.  You can visit her blog and see her creations for yourself.
We are lucky enough that Candy has offered to do two workshops for us during our retreat on August 27th (that is the Saturday).
We couldn't possibly keep these workshops exclusively to our retreat attendees. So we invite you to come along and join us for a fantastic day of beautiful creating!

The cost of the day is $180 which includes, two workshops with Candy, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a $25 voucher to spend at the Scrap with Friends store. If you would only like to do a single class, the cost is $90 and that includes lunch and the workshop. Each class runs for roughly 3 hours. The first class will begin at 10am with the second class beginning at 2pm (attendees for the first class are asked to be ready to scrap at 9:30am and the second class we ask to be ready for lunch at 1pm).

We will be starting the day at 9:30am with a welcome and a cuppa. Then you will create an incredible dream journal called 'No Place Like Home' this will be a Basically Bare mixed media album using the new Graphic 45 'Wizard of Oz' range. We shall then break for lunch and come back to complete a heritage/ ephemera Album called 'Timeless Memories'  this will be a Basically Bare mixed media album using Graphic 45 Steampunk range.

As we will be at our retreat at this time, the workshops will be held in Mulgoa which is near Penrith. This is a 2.5 hour drive south from Maitland.

We are asking for expressions of interest now as class sizes are limited, we ask for you to respond asap. You can register your interest by emailing us:

We look forward to hearing from you.

Scrap with Friends.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Kristy's Baby is 1 and other things too.

What a wonderful day I have had today!!! My baby boy was 1 today. It is hard to believe that a year has gone by so quickly!!!
Aside from being totally focused on making today a scrap worthy event, I got thinking about all the things I would like to do before this time next year. Where I would like to be in my "career" (yep I mean scrapping). So with this in mind, I have been looking about and sourcing classes taught by some of the leaders in the scrapping industry. I have found this to be a little bit of an adventure. There are so many wonderful teachers/ educators who are heading down under in the next year. Some people are lesser known, others you know and adore. But whilst Rose goes to work liaising with their coordinator, Jennifer and I will continue to drool over blogs and get ideas that we can pass on to you.
But back to my boy's birthday. It was lovely to be able to celebrate it with some close friends and family. Jennifer and her husband were very generous and gave my son one of the noisier toys he received today. I have made a mental note to make Jennifer pay for any headaches I may get from that toy :)
Rose couldn't join us today as she is in Geelong with the very very insanely talented Melissa Kennedy (from Kaisercraft), Al Hannah and Sherry Mendoza (owner of She is at a retreat called unmasked (
From the sms' going back and forth Rose is having a fantastic time and learning some hot new techniques to show everyone at the Scrap with Friends - a new beginning retreat (retreat blog coming soon!!!). As well as finding some fantastic suppliers of some new products. Interested??? Keep your eyes on our blog :)
As the end of May nears I would like to remind everyone of our classes on June 4th. Our newsletter can be viewed here
It would be great if you are able to pop in and say hi. Shop up a storm or join us for a class or two. If you would like to RSVP before June 2nd that would be appreciated.
I would like to leave you all with a warm fuzzy of my very own :) A pic of my little man and me :)

Good night everyone, stay scrappy :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

June Workshops!!!

Hello Everyone,

We are very happy to let you all know that the second Scrap with Friends workshop day is almost here.
Due to demand, we have changed the date of June's workshops to be June 4th. We have also changed the times of the workshops so everyone has the opportunity to participate in any workshop throughout the day. As extra incentive to stay for all three classes, when you pay two class fees we will give you your third class fee for free. So that is just $30 (not including class kits)  for three classes and a day full of scrapping fun.

June means the end of financial year is close and that means end of year stock counts. So that means we need to have a sale!!! Lots of items will be heavily discounted. So come along and add to your stash.

We would also like to remind you about our Retreat in August. Places are filling fast, so if you are interested in coming along, please ensure that you let us know and pay your deposit before the July Class.

Please have a read through our classes on offer in June and let us know which class or classes you would like to do before June 2nd. Please email us at don't forget to let us know which classes you would like to do.

See you in June
Rose, Kristy & Jennifer

Cuttlebug: 9:30am - 11:30am

This month Jennifer will show you how to create with your cuttlebug/ Big Shot some lovely cards perfect for children!!!
For this class you will need to bring: glue, sanding block, sponge, greetings stamps, stickles and a silver and gold gel pen. If you are able to bring along a set of Scalloped Circle Nestabilities that will be a huge benefit. You will be using these in future classes as well as this one. If you would like to order a set through Scrap with Friends they will cost $29 for cuttlebug/ big shot attendees. You will need to place your order by Friday May 20th to ensure delivery by the June class.
Kit cost is $10 + class fee.

Layout Class: 10am - 5pm & 12noon - 2pm

Rose really pushes scrapbook layouts to the limits with this layout. The page may appear simple at first glance, but once you open the mini album you will appreciate folds more than ever. It isn't as difficult as you might think. This class is a must as with the technique you will learn you can apply to card making too. There are three kits to choose from; Baby Girl, Baby Boy and Teen Girl.
For this class you will need; a hole punch and eyelet setter/ crop-a-dile, paper trimmer, scissors, glue, tape, craft knife, ruler, bone scorer and a cutting mat. If you have a scoring board that will be a huge help.
Kit cost is $15 + Class fee.

Cricut Club: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
In this month’s cricut club we will focus on creating images with layers. We will also be layering with chalkboard from Tattered Angels. We will explore how to use your cutting mat effectively whilst cutting an image with multiple layers. 
For this class you will need the “create a critter” cartridge, stickles, glue, tape, scissors, paper trimmer, mounting foam and your normal scrapping tools.
Kit cost is $15 + Class fee. 

Don't forget to let us know which classes you would like to attend. RSVP before June 2nd

Monday, May 16, 2011

What a weekend!!!

My goodness I am ready for bed :) This weekend was fantastic!!! A few great friends, a lot of amazing coffee and heaps and heaps of creative energy. :)
One thing I have learnt is that my "mojo" comes from the other wonderfully creative ladies I know. This weekend I (Kristy) was able to spend it with four and a half (yes, one lady is pregnant) other wonderfully creative ladies.
So what did we get up to??? Well planning our next few classes of course!!! Can you see some sneaky pics of those classes... You sure can :) But not tonight ;) I will post some photos in the morning and post our newsletter for you to enjoy. There are some delicious ranges coming up from Kaisercraft and yes we are taking pre-orders!!! Also, Rose and I attended a Graphic 45 workshop so we will have some photos from that to show you as well!!! Plus some amazing kits from some very very talented ladies.
Until the morning though....
Goodnight and dream scrappy dreams :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Kaisercraft Design Team Application!!!

So, I am finally doing this!!! I can't believe it, I have worked up the courage to submit my work to my fave company.
Now this application comes with a small amount of personal sacrifice, the clumsy lass that I am, whilst making a photo box managed to put a lovely 1 inch long slice in my leg when I slipped with my craft knife. So lots of band-aids and some paw paw cream, and I am right as rain :) It was a great reason to have a coffee too :)

Now on to my submission!!!

Altered Art::

Beyond the Page::


Special Memory:: Kaisercraft Secret Bird Society.
This is a Hybrid layout, as my printer decided to breakdown this evening. Lucky Photoshop Elements is always ready to go. I inserted the picture over the layout.


Little Me:: House of Three Parisian Anthology
I loved doing this layout as the papers were blank before I started. They had some resist paterns over the top and lent themself to Glimmer Mist so nicely. Very messy though.

Treasured Memory:: Kaisercraft English Rose
My year 10 formal photo. Such a lovely memory of that night, so I chose a lovely paper range. Also, when I was 15 I was beautifully innocent. I feel English Rose is a very beautifully innocent range.


In awe of you:: Kaisercraft Peek - a - boo range
Quite simply, who isn't in awe of their child. I love this cute layout.
Mini Album::

Dream:: Kaisercraft Acrylic Album and Secret Bird Society papers.
Just simple and sweet. I am going to fill it with pictures of my little man sleeping...

Well it is almost midnight and this application needs to be submitted before then!!! So wish me luck and cross everything you have two of :)

Hugs from Kristy xx

Sunday, April 24, 2011

May 7th Classes

Once a month (starting in June we will run on the second Saturday of the month), we will set up in the Parish Hall of Saint Peter’s Anglican Church East Maitland, Banks Street East Maitland. Scrap with Friends will provide you with a shop, packed full of the wonderful products you love. Scrap with Friends will offer three classes throughout the day for you to participate in. We will also offer you the ability to bring along your own things and scrap along by yourself.
So with no further ado, Scrap with Friends Classes for Saturday May 7th;
9:30am to 4:30pm
Shop Open & Freestyle Scrapping

10am to 12pm
Cuttlebug Club with Jennifer
& Layout Club with Rose

1pm to 3pm
Cricut Club with Kristy

Cost for the Day.
$20 for one class + kit
$30 for two classes + kits
$15 for freestyle scrapping
Bookings are essential as we have limited seats for each class.
Cuttlebug Club with Jennifer - 10am to 12pm::
             This month Jennifer will show you how to create this beautiful card using some new techniques on your Cuttlebug/ Big shot. Cutting up your embossed images and reorganizing them to make a beautiful patchwork effect. You will also get to create another card, using either an embossed or debossed image.

Layout Club with Rose - 10am to 12pm::
With Mothers Day so close, Rose created a beautiful layout to honor our Mums (or ourselves). You will use Kaisercraft papers in a way you might not normally. Plus we will get to do some fussy cutting.

Cricut Club with Kristy - 1pm to 3pm::
It is all about pushing your cricut beyond paper. This month we will be cutting fabric. We will use Accent Essentials and Plantin Schoolbook.

We really look forward to seeing you on the 7th of May.
Please remember to RSVP, by email to so we can save you a seat.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Scrap with Friends dates announced.

Scrap with Friends will be holding classes at
Saint Peter's Anglican Church's Parish Hall,
Banks Street East Maitland 
on the following dates in 2011:
  • May 7th
  • June 11th
  • July 9th
  • August 13th
  • September 10th
  • October 8th
  • November 12th
  • December 10th
Scrap with Friends will be open from 9:30am to 4:30pm so you can take your time to shop.
Classes will run from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm, with freestyle scrapping from 9:30am to 4:30pm.

Follow us so you don't miss out when we post further details.

Welcome to Scrap with Friends

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to Scrap with Friends' official Blog.

Scrap with Friends came to be, when Rose needed to do some scrapping. Not being able to find a place where friends could meet and scrap, whilst having access to a shop (for those essentials you often find you are missing during a crop). Jennifer and Kristy soon came on board as they also have a love of scrapping, card making and chatting with their friends. The three put their heads together and decided that a day of scrapping with their friends would be a fantastic idea. Jennifer could teach ladies how to use their Cuttlebug/ Big Shot effectively, Kristy could help ladies to use their Cricut without fearing it and Rose, with her inventive layouts, would guide her friends in new techniques and creating fabulous layouts. At the end of the meeting, Rose smiling said, "I love to Scrap with Friends." We all agreed that scrapping on your own was great. But getting together to Scrap with Friends was unbeatable.