Thursday, July 31, 2008

Lots happening at Scraploot...

Hi Everyone

Some news from us….whats happening…well lots!!!

We are waiting for CHA Summer product to start arriving…. As it becomes available here in Australia and is unpacked and on the shelves we will load it to the website. So much new product to choose from!

Some new product has arrived, and is available so be sure to check the new product categories.

Onto other news

Craig and Sue will be taking a short break from Thursday 31st July until Tuesday 5th August, heading North West to Broome for a bit of relaxation and sunshine….The website will still be active for you to place your orders, we just won’t be here to send our normal personal email of thanks. We will pack and process orders on our return and will email you to let you know they are on their way to you.

On the 1st August we will be launching our new DT inspiration on the Blog and in the Gallery, where you will meet our new Design Team. Anthea and Sheree have been working very hard and have some great ideas, inspiration and competitions planned for you. Be sure to stay in touch through the Blog or Gallery. Julie, Kim and Kylie. In September we will be welcoming Jodi Belton back home to the Scraploot DT. Each month we will also be joined by our regular guest DT members, Belinda Howlett and Melissa Corbett who will share some inpiration ideas with you.

So what else is happening….WELL….

Something exciting is happening…
SCRAPLOOT retail shop will be opening soon
We are moving from just being an On Line store, to also having a retail shop.
We will announce the location of the shop very soon as well as our opening date, which we hope to be in October.
We have some fabulous plans in place for the shop, it will be a wonderful shopping experience!
For our on line customers this will mean more product choices!
We are planning a Scrapping Marathon weekend in November, bit like a Retreat, but not a Retreat.
In December, we will be hosting an amazing event…stay tuned for more on this…we can’t let you know any more just yet, but we hope to announce this jointly with someone else next week or the week after ………..

So that is our exciting news so far.... dont forget if your in the local area also the august class schedule is now up on the site... some fab classes going on this month...

Scraploot Team

Monday, July 21, 2008

Congratulations Kylie

So have you got your latest copy of Scrapbooking Memories? I got mine in the mail 2 weeks ago now, and spied our *NEW* Design Team Member on the cover.

So from all of us here at Scraploot we want to send out a huge congrats to Kylie Fraser! Well done!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Julie Spreadborough

Time for another of our Design Team Members.
Julie joined the team a little while before our Design Team search, and we would like to share with you a little about her.

I have just turned 46 but certainly don't feel that age. I have the most wonderful husband Tim who supports me in everything I do and tells everyone we meet "watch it or you will be scrapped", and the most beautiful daughter "Olivia" who I have no doubt you have seen in some of my layouts.

Scrapping has become an addition of mine to the point I have a little camera in my bag at all times (you never know when you want a photo). I have been scrapping for 5 years now and teaching in Sydney and Brisbane. I always make time to scrap, its time to chill out have fun usually with Michelle, and of course I make cup cakes...yum and I do LOVE my cup cakes.

I am originally from Far North Queensland (Mareeba) and moved to Brisbane with my husband about 10 years ago, from there we moved to Sydney for 5 years and have just moved back to Brissy. Throughout all of my moves I have made some wonderful friendships and have been to some amazing places, (of course with lots of photos).

I have many passions in life (yes I know ladies it's hard to believe there is more than scrapping) I do love drawing, sewing of any description ( I use to make wedding dresses), embroidery which you will find in my layouts, having holidays with my family or visiting friends and of course cooking. I do love to cook to the fact that a few of my friends in Sydney are now as cup cake mad as me.

We have also made contact with 2 lucky ladies for Guest positions. These ladies will be sharing some Scrapping Love with you all in the coming months, we are very excited to be able to share them with you, they both have a fabulous style and an eye for design.

I will be back next week to announce these talented ladies.

oh and have you checked out the new goodies in the store and the new class schedule? be sure you do, there are a lot of pretties!!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Kim Jeffress

OK now it is time to introduce the second of our new girls Kim Jeffress.

Here is what Kim has to say
My name is Kim Jeffress and I have been passionately scrapbooking since 2001. I started scrapbooking as I am a very creative person, love working with my hands and to keep myself busy while my husband (then boyfriend) worked and continues to work out of town.

I have been happily married for over 3 years, have a young son, Addison who is 21 months old and another bundle of joy on the way (due in Dec this year).

Scrapbooking has allowed me to capture and cherish the time I have spent with my family and friends. From 2 trips to North America with my husband, my wedding and the joy Addison has brought us.

I have been waiting for an opportunity to showcase my work and I am looking forward to the next 12 months with the Scraploot design team to continue to grow, learn and share this wonderful pastime.

Kim has a fresh approach to her scrapbooking. She uses her patterned papers well and steps out of the square with her colours. We were taken by how well she mixed products on her layouts, and how she interpreted the challenges each week.
Well done Kim, Congratulations once again.

I will be back next week with another Design Team Member "in the Spotlight"!


Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Kylie Fraser

So now that we have announced our new Design Team we thought it was about time we shared the new girls with you all, SO stepping first up is Kylie, and here is what she has to say

I'm Kylie Fraser & I have been married to my wonderful husband for 14 years & we have 7 beautiful children, ranging in age from 15 to 4 with the eldest two being twins!!
On any given day you could find me taking photos to fulfil my passion of scrapping.
I love everything about scrapping form the products & papers to the friendships I have made & continually make along the way!!
Never a day goes by that I couldn't record a special event, achievements,or a funny saying or a page just because I love them!!
I have been lucky enough to be published in SM & on the cover & have made the masters top 100 for the last two years.
I look forward to my next adventures as a member of the Scraploot design team.

Kylie x

I love her work!! she has a great use of colour and each and every layout is striking, they seem to pop off the page, Congratulations once again Kylie!

stay tuned there is another exciting announcement to be made soon, and another Design Team member to share with you all.


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Stocktake is completed

Wooohoo what a huge weekend that we had here at Scraploot.... Thanks to everyone that came over on Saturday for our end of year stocktake sale... it was definatly a big day... so thank you for dropping in and saying hi (oh and also for buying lots so we didnt have to count it LOL)....

From Saturday afternoon till Sunday night we counted all the stock... a huge huge thank you to all our awsome helpers Karen, Andrea, and Jordyn without you we would probably still be counting lol... so thanks heaps for all your help....

So now that that is over we are in the process of unpacking all the new stuff that has arrived over the last week... coming soon to scraploot is

* brand new October Afternoon
* some more new Bo Bunny
* Lots of top ups of Glimmermist and also a new range of dabber paints
* New Basic Grey is in stock now (soon to be online)

and Lots more to come
so make sure you keep your eye on the website to see all the yummy new stuff that is being entered daily....

Ok think thats all for now... hope your all enjoying your week...

take care
Sue, Craig and the Team at Scraploot