Saturday, December 20, 2008

Heidi Swapp has been to Scraploot...

The gorgeous wonderful Heidi Swapp offically opened Scraploot last thursday night... wow she is the most inspirational person i have ever met... she is just gorgeous and speaks so well espcially about things that you can all relate to....
The poor girl had so many photos taken LOL but she didnt mind at all....

Michelle Sultana was the lucky winner to get her photo scrapped of her gorgeous daughter Katelyn... the page turned out beautiful.

Heidi officially opened the shop by signing and placing a large clock in the Heidi Swapp corner (she was even brave enough to climb up the ladder LOL)... thanks to Michelle for organising the clock...
We ate pink lemingtons, pink musk sticks and drank pink champagne...the dress code for the night was to wear pink and Sandra went all out... we all loved her tshirt that she decorated and wore....All of us here at Scraploot would like to say a huge huge thank you to Heidi and Chanel for taking the time to come to sydney and help us celebrate the opening of the shop... we appreciate it so much and will remember this always....

Monday, December 15, 2008

Santa Mini Album...

Firstly congrats to Kim - Larsen is just GORGEOUS...I hope he is being a good boy!

Well here is a quick and fun gift or momento to make using the Kaiser Craft SANTA wooden album. These are so easy to whip up!
1. First, cover the front of each "letter page" using the delish new Kaiser Craft christmas papers. You apply dimensional magic or a similar adhesive and spead it all over - right up to the edges.
2. Next place your paper on the glue and smooth out. Allow to dry thoroughly.
3. Cut away excess paper with a sharp craft knife.
4. Paint the reverse side of each letter page. 6. After the paint dries line up the "pages" to arrange the photo order and play with embellishments.
These albums are a great way to use up paper scraps, flowers, buttons, brads...and don't forget to cut out images from your patterned papers.7. Once all your photos and embellishments have been stuck down you simply assemble the album with rings and add some ribbons and ric- rac to finish off!
It really is personal choice as to which side/s you decide to add photos and of course the types of embellishments to use. The possibilites are endless! Here are some of my "pages".

Melis xx

Larsen Allen

Hi all, just thought id post a photo of my new little one Larsen Allen Jeffress.

Born 3rd December, weighing 3.186 kgs. We are both doing well. My first son Addison adores him. Ive got the photos, ive got the papers , now to find the time to scrapbook him , i hope to start asap


Friday, December 12, 2008


Everyone here at Scraploot would like to congratulate our Design Team member Kylie Fraser for getting an Honourable mention in this years Scrapbooking Memories Masters.

Congrats Kylie...

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Tree Decoration

So this week I thought I would show you a nice idea for a tree decoration, this one is great for getting the kids to help out with too. I spied something similar in a magazine a couple of years back and had been wanting to give it a go myself. I have only 1 example to show you, but there are many possibilities that you could do too.

So you start out with some of these baubles, I picked these up from Spotlight in a pack of 6. Here is where you can really let the imagination run wild. I have cut up some strips of patterned paper (scraps are PERFECT) and then rolled them up tightly, I made these last year with my middle son, he was sick at the time but happy to help me roll up the strips of paper.
Then put them into the baubles.
Then I put in some small buttons and some beads.
And that's it, simple, and fun and looks great on the tree (excuse the bad photo is is overcast here today)

I have had some other ideas too when it come to filling these little beauties up, Small photos with some buttons and beads would also look amazing, or a diecut Christmas themed shape too, I also have some baubles on my tree that have some tinsel in it. I guess you are limited to sizes, but so long as it can be rolled up it can fit in here.

Oh and a little tip, don't leave these little beauties near the bottom of the tree, cause I learnt the hard way that it isn't fun cleaning up 100's of little beads after a almost 18 month old finds these 'interesting' lol

Well this is the last of my blog updates till next year (I cant believe I am saying that!!) We are off on a little family holiday up north to spend Christmas with my inlaws, (after Heidi Swapp of course!) so Merry Christmas to you all from me, I hope it is a safe and happy time for all of you. Remember if driving, drive safe! and I will 'see' you all in the new year.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

More Celebrations

We at Scraploot would also like to wish Miss Sheree a very Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday Chickee!!!
Hope it was wonderful and that Kaitlyn spoils you tonight!!!

Congrats to Kim

Hi everyone i just recieved an SMS from Kim to let me know that she had her baby yesterday....

Larsen Allen was born at 5:14 weighing 3.186kilos... Kim and baby are both doing very well....

CONGRATULATIONS Kim and Family we cant wait to see lots of pics of this cute new little boy of yours...

From everyone here at Scraploot....

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

December DT Work - Christmas

So December means Christmas, can you believe it is that time of year again? how are your preparations coming along? pressies made or bought, Cards made, Tree up? I seem to be slacking off on all accounts this year, oops

So onto the DT work this month, We set the challenge of OTP as well as Christmas themed layouts, and again the Design Team has amazed me with their efforts.

Kylie put to use a Kaiser Tree Tag Album and some Bo Bunny Holiday Cheer papers

and Kim was also sent a Kaiser Advent Calendar and some Cosmo Cricket Oh Joy Papers

And the layouts we also outstanding this month.

Here Sheree put the Fancy Pants Holly Jolly papers to some good use

Julie played with some Kaiser Home for Christmas papers

Jodi worked her magic on some Basic Grey Wassail

and Anthea got to use some of the Making Memories FaLaLa range

This is just a little taste of what the DT have put together, why not head on over to the Gallery for more Christmas inspiration.


Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tis' the season.......................

Hi guys

Well it's my turn to update the blog this week & I just wanted to start by saying A huge congratulations to Sue, Craig & the team.....your hard work has certainly paid off as that is the best OTP project I've ever seen!!...LOL

On a serious note it truly is an amazing shop you have created & I'd just like to wish you every success for many years to come!!....Can't wait to physically come & shop til I drop!!
It's a HUGE credit to you all!!!

Well as the title says...Tis' the season so this week I thought I would share some quick, cheap & easy Christmas ideas to make with you all.
First is some Christmas place cards I've made using left over materials, very basic using Bazzill card for the these were made using scraps I don't have exact measurements as they are different sizes, roughly 7cm square, then with pattern paper cut 6.5cm square for the centre. Using a scrap of co-ordinating pattern paper I used a small circle scalloped punch & added a 1 1/2 in circle on top & added our initials. Using felt i cut out small holly leaves & added a single red button in between them.
Using the same My minds eye paper I cut a strip 3 1/2 inch wide and placed around a candle added felt holly leaves & a button & some Christmas ribbon to finish my centre piece.

Close up detail of place card.

One of my fondest childhood memories was the Christmas pudding my pop use to make & that is where I got the inspiration from to make this Christmas card.
Using felt I cut a rough pattern out & stitched it to my card, I then stamped a holly deco using the Kaiser clear stamps and coloured using water colour crayons, added a title and using dimensional magic to highlight Xmas.

Another card using leftover pattern paper & some felt for the stocking, the matt was made with my cuttlebug and a swirl embossing folder. The title was created using Thickers.

Last one is my tree decoration using my extra lge Marvy scalloped circle punch, a 1 inch circle punch to staple the string to hang & a small ribbon bow to cover the staple...very easy & effective way to add decorations to your family tree & something the kiddo's would be able to help with also.

As this is my last blog post for the year I'd just like to wish all the Scraploot scrappers & visitors a very Merry Christmas full of fun, love & laughter with the ones you love and a safe & Happy new year.

Until next time

Happy scrapping

Kylie :)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Photo overload

Well the opening day went extremly well... we all had so much fun.... its been great seeing everyone coming in and enjoying the awsome work that was put into making what Scraploot looks like today...
So today i went round and took heaps of photos to share here so be prepared for photo overload LOL....
This is the front counter
the front area of the store
looking in the back area from the front
the bazzill cardstock cupboards with the ribbon cupboards
this is our gorgeous Gazebo in the middle of the store... when we have special things on this is where we will put it, during normal times are are going to get some small seats and coffee table where you can sit and read a magazine have a coffee etc and get inspired...
this is our American Crafts thicker wall... this is my favourite wall of all... it looks so pretty with all those colours up there....
these are just some random photos around the store...

this area behind these gondala's is going to be our classroom... we are just waiting on the tables to arrive and we are then going to start doing some classes starting in Feb as well as crop nights etc... you can also book out the scrap room if a group of your friends want to come and scrap for the day when there are no classes on...
So there you have it... i hope you liked the tour of the NEW scraploot shop... we love it its turned out awsome...
Hope to see you there soon

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Only a few more hours to go

Till the shop is offically open.... we are all exhausted but so excited as well... the store is looking awsome and we are all ready to open our doors for the first time tomorrow morning at 10am....

I have taken some more sneek peeks to show you all so here they are...

Its looking so good... our sign out the front is gorgeous and goes so well with it all... so thats about it for now... i will be taking lots of pics on the weekend for sure so ill update as soon as i can...

Just thought i would put this on here also for people that are planning on coming to visit us here are our shop hours and address

22 Rowood Rd Prospect

Store Hours On Line 24 x 7!

Store hours

Tuesday, Wednesday 10am to 5pm
Thursday 10am to 7pm
Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm
Monday - Closed

Our online shop should start to come back on early next keep your eye on the online shop as well...

Ok off to get organised for tomorrow (yeahhh im so excited)
Hope to see some of you sydney girls... make sure to come and say hi....

take care


Monday, November 24, 2008

More Sneek peeks...

So im back with some more sneek peeks of the new shop... man its looking sooooo good....... im sure alot of people will get a huge surprise when they see it... We all worked very hard this weekend to get alot of it done and its now looking more like a scrap shop instead of a mess LOL...

We had some very very awsome helpers on the weekend... thanks so much to Linda (craig's sister from Victoria who flew all the way up here to help us out), Coral and Geoff (who came down from the coast to give us a hand) and our 2 new junior staff members Jordyn and Kristy... thanks so much to everyone it definatley was a great help to us all...

so i thought today i would take some more sneek peek photos for you all... again still cant give too much away till this friday when its grand opening day....

HE HE HE not much to see is there LOL... i just like teasing you all LOL....

Only 4 more days till the big day that we are open for business... hope all you sydney people are going to come and visit us this weekend....

more to come shortly