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.