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 http://www.yourcreativejourney.wordpress.com/). She is at a retreat called unmasked (http://www.unmasked-freetobeme.blogspot.com/).
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 http://www.emailcontact.com/archive/view/7491/20635
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 workshops@scrapwithfriends.com.au 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