Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Party

On Saturday night we had a couple of special visitors..... jolly Santa, along with his o so cute little Elf!

Santa came with presents for all... being the children at heart that we all are we sat on Santa's knee for a photo. We all enjoyed a yummy christmas dinner and ate way too much... but it was so hard to resist the yummy deserts that were there.

Then we all scrapped till midnight... thank you to our wonderful customers that came in to help us celebrate christmas 2009.

From all of Us at Scraploot we would like to wish all our customers and families a wonderful Christmas and a happy 2010... hope to see you at the store very soon....

Sue, Craig and the team at Scraploot

Monday, November 30, 2009

Scraploot turns 1 in style with High Tea!

Wow! What a weekend it was.......
Saturday's Delish class fully booked out and those who came left with a stunning mini album. A big thank you to Sally and Sue from Delish for the inspiration throughout the class and also with the cute make and takes in the gazebo.
Larraine Bate also joined us on Saturday to demonstrate the amazing Cricut machine... thanks for inspiring us to think beyond the page and get even more use from our machines.

Sue and Craig were up late Friday night and up early again on Saturday morning cooking and preparing our lovely yummies for High Tea..... and Yummy it was!

Sheree on Saturday gave customers a sneak peak into her 12 Tags of Christmas Classes with a make and take in the afternoon, which was just beautiful.

Across the weekend our customers took advantage of some great spot specials and picked up some fabulous bargains. We also had a few treasure hunts and lucky door prizes. . . . The treasure hunt was lots of fun as people zipped around the store trying to find the treasure.

Also over the weekend we continued to support our favourite charity, The Jane McGrath Foundation, and raised $107 through a raffle. Congratulations to Nola McCormack, who won a $100 gift voucher to to spend instore, which was kindly donated by Sue & Craig. Thank you Sue and Craig for your continual support of this great cause.
A big thank you to all of our wonderful customers who came in across the weekend to help us celebrate our 1st Birthday!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Scraploot's 1st birthday...

Its our 1st Birthday this weekend and we are planning a huge one to celebrate!

On Saturday 28th November, we are celebrating in style with a fantastic class launching the new range from DELISH, High Tea, and what better way to celebrate this Aussie Product Promotion day, than with HIGH TEA and be part of this fantastic class with Sally Wilson. Starting at 11am with freshly baked scones (Sue will be up early baking these from her Nana’s secret recipe) then with sandwiches and fresh fruit followed by assorted pastry sweeties (yes Sue is going to be up very early!) … We have a limited number of spots remaining, so ring to book. The class, kit and High Tea is all included for $40.

For those of you already booked into the class, please email us or pop in before to get the info sheet on the class!

We will also have make and takes using the High Tea range in the Gazebo from 10:30 to 2:00.

Lorraine Bate will be here with us also on Saturday 28th from 10am to 1pm demonstrating the Cricut machine. On Saturday all Cricut Cartridges will be reduced by 25% off.

From 2pm to 4pm Sheree will be in the Gazebo doing a make and take with you using Tim Holtz product where you will make a gorgeous Christmas Tag.

On Sunday 29th we will be open from 10 to 4pm – the scraproom is available for a pleasant Sunday of scrapping and yakking…ring us to book!

Sheree will be demonstrating the Silhouette machine on Sunday from 11am to 1pm, and then from 2pm to 4pm Sheree will be demonstrating the Cuttlebug machine using both Cuttlebug embossing folders, and Spellbinder dies.

On both Saturday and Sunday we will have hourly HOT PINK DOT specials (bit like a Red Light – but we are sure you get the idea). For the first 15 minutes at the top of each hour we will have these specials running with a great range of product each hour. So make sure you plan to be with us for a few hours on either day or why not both because the hourly specials will rotate through the day and will be different each day.

We will also have some tubs throughout the store with great bargains with product reduced up to 50% off.

Sheree and Rachael have also decided on some other specials that they are going to run over the weekend – wish we could tell you what they are, but Sue and Craig don’t know what they are, nor what time they will be happening! All we know is that these will be ORANGE DOT SPECIALS

Oh and last but by no means least…in case you can’t make it on the weekend to help us celebrate, from Wednesday 25th November until Friday 27th November at 4pm, our Scraploot Scrapper Discount will be increased to 15% when purchasing over $50 (standard exclusions apply) Please noteFor Sale Items No LaybysApplies to stock on hand onlyare not included in Scraploot Scrappers discount when purchasing over $50.

Hope to see you over the weekend for lots of fun and scrapping...
Sue, Craig and the team at Scraploot

Friday, November 6, 2009

Scraploot Retreat 2009

Well its been and gone and what a blast we all had... Starting from friday we all arrived to find lovely accommadation and a huge room to scrap in (the tables were awesome to scrap at)...
Everyone was right into scrapping from the first night and apart from myself (who got a total of 2 cards made LOL) everyone got lots of scrapping done on the weekend....
We all had a ball... lots of laughing and talking oh and the few people that made us roll on the floor laughing (we wont name names but you know who you are LOL) but it was so much fun...

We raised a total of $407.00 for the McGrath Foundation with our bingo, raffles etc so thank you to every one of you who donated in some way... there were lots of yummy goodies that were up for grabs...

On the saturday night we had dinner by the pool with a masquerade theme night... we all decorated masks for the dinner of which there were some stunning ones and also the funny ones too....

The food and accommadation were awesome. The Retreat at Wisemans Ferry was such a lovely place to stay and we were very blessed with awesome weather.
Thank you to all our lovely customers and friends that came away with us. It was a fun weekend and I am sure that once we get over this one we will get started on organising next years (well maybe in a few months time we will LOL)

See you soon at Scraploot


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Classes, Whats New & Top Ups

November Classes
We have a fantastic month of classes for you, with Brenda and Nicole teaching some fabulous Christmas projects.
Kelley Forrester also joins us in November with 2 great layouts, a boy and a girl.
Sheree, Rachael and Sue have also been busy! Creating some cute kids and adorable baby layouts, a Mother Daughter layout and a Canvas Album.
The highlight of the month will be our BIRTHDAY WEEKEND on 28/29th November, with another of our Aussie Product Promotion Days. This one is for the launch of Delish's new range HIGH TEA, and we will be enjoying a HIGH TEA during the class as well as having make and takes in the Gazebo.
There are two social scraps during November, our regular Saturday night one is on the 14th November, then a special Sunday one on Sunday the 29th November during our birthday weekend.
Contact the store for a copy of the November Class Timetable.

What's New?
Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens
7 Gypsies Victoria Collection and 4 new sticker sheets
Martha Stewart Edger Punches - shh they won't last!
Technique Tuesday Clear Stamps

Top Ups
Tim Holtz & Ranger - inks, stickles and crackle paint
Scenice Route - sadlyScenic Route has decided to cease their business, so we got in while we could.

See you in store.
The Loot Team

Friday, October 16, 2009

What's New & Happening

Up & Coming Events
Flea Market
24th October is our first Flea Market Day... only $5 per stall, then you can trade your treasures with others.

Social Scrap
The next Social Scrap is on the 24th October

Melbourne Cup
Join us on Tuesday 3rd November from 11am until 5pm for a day of scrapping and the running of the 2009 Melbourne Cup $40 including a buffet lunch and champagne and strawberries during the running of the Cup.
Dress Rules apply... well.... lets think about that, some of us can get very messy with glue and ink, so the Dress Rule is daggy clothes optional, but a HAT is essential. There will be a prize for the best Hat!

Contact the store to book your spot for the above mentioned events.

What's New in store?
*7 Gypsies Victoria collection and 4 new sticker sheets

*Christmas Cuttlebug embossing folders are now available

*Kaisercraft Q2 ranges are now on the shelves.

Aussie Product Promo Day - Bella
A great day was had by all who attended our recent Aussie Product Promo day, highlighting the beautiful products from Bella.

There was lots of laughs, scrapping and tasting of some delicious goodies made by the girls Joanna & Sandra from Bella, to compliment the Christmas Recipe books being made.

Changes to our Layout of the Month Competition
Entries will now close on the last day of the month, with voting open until the last day of the next month. October Layout - is using patterned papers from Glitz Designs... the rest is up to you, with entries closing on the 31st October. The winner will be announced in the first monthly newsletter following the close of voting, and will receive a $30 voucher at the shop.

November Class schedule will be available next week, so keep an eye on your Inbox.

See you in store,

The Loot Team

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Aussie Product Promo Day & New Arrivals

Join us for this months Aussie Product Promotion with Sandra Staples from Bella for a fabulous class this Saturday (10th October). In this class you will complete a cute recipe book using Bella's NEW Christmas 2009 range. The class is from 11am till 3pm with morning tea and lunch provided, along with your class kit for just $25. It is sure to be lots of fun!

Even if you can't make it for the class, pop in during the day and meet the lovely Joanne Baxter from Bella who will also be in store, doing make and takes on the day.

This weeks New Arrivals
*October Scrapbook Trends, Card and Handmade magazines are now in store.

*Teresa Collins Friends range has arrived and it is a gorgeous blue and black range, along with a selected range of Sports Edition papers.

Hope to see you in store soon.

Friday, October 2, 2009


At Scraploot we think it will be PARRA by 20 - so all this week we are doubling our discount when you purchase over $50 from 10% to 20%
*Discount offer is store wide, with some exclusions, and starts from midday Tuesday 29th September until 2pm on Monday 5th October - We will be open on the public holiday Monday form 10am to 2pm
*Conditions Apply - Discount does not apply to already reduced sale items
Class Fees and Kits, Die Cutting Machines, Kits, Stamp Making Kits, Gift Vouchers or other Special Offers.

New In Store This Week
Graphic 45
Renaissance, Domestic Goddess and Christmas Past Paper Packs

The Pink CRICUT is here now! Along with a great selection of cartridges and consumables.
Be one of the first to check it out this weekend. Drop in between 10 and 2 Saturday for a demonstration. So many possibilities with this fantastic machine.

School Holiday Kids Classes start next week - ring us or call in to book spots. We have a great variety of classes to keep the kids amused these holidays, including a birthday layout, a mini-canvas, a mini-album and a Christmas wish list project.

NEW! Layout of the Month Competition
The winner of the competition will receive a $30 voucher at the shop. All you need do is complete your layout by the 15th of October and bring it into the store where we will display it. Public voting will commence on the 16th, with the winner announced in the first newsletter for November. The October challenge is using patterned papers from Glitz Designs... the rest is up to you!

Hope to see you in store soon!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Whats new and happening....

Some really yummy new stuff has arrived lately into the shop here are just a few things:

From Provocraft, new Cuttlebug embossing folders are now on the shelves at a great price ranging from $11.95

Scrap Metal from Autumn Leaves has arrived – great embellishments and only $8.25 a pack.

My Minds Eye CHA 09 Summer releases, Abbey Road, Ooh La La for Him and Her as well as a selection of spiders and spider web papers.

Fiskars bow maker…very intriguing, as well as top ups.

From Carolees Creations and Adorn It, new flourish stickers

Top ups of EK Success Edge Punches, Disney as well as new Disney product, with more on its way.

Making Memories and We R Memory Keeper albums.

Dont forget to also come and check out our classes that are on for the Month of August some very talented teachers we have at our store...Plus sign up now to learn how to use Tim Holtz products... lots of fun stuff for that 6 week class... starting in september...

Hope to see you in the store soon

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Xmas in July

We had our Christmas in July social scrap on last night and what a great night it was... Lots of laughing and chatting oh and a little bit of scrapping was done... but we all enjoyed ourselves...Lots of food (which was all so yummy) and even a Kris Kringle (some really nice gifts were given out)...

And some of our customers got right into the spirit of it all and came dressed in the christmas outfits...

So as you can see it was a great night....

Also just wanted to say a huge big thank you to Donna Macpherson from Scrapbook Creations who donated a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook Creations for us to raffle off on the night to raise money for the Jane McGrath foundation....

Well we hope to see you soon in the store (come and check out our august class schedule some really great classes happening next month..)

see you soon


Monday, July 20, 2009

Scraploot Happenings!

What's New!
4 wonderful collections from Websters Pages, including new calendar pages.

5 new 7 Gypsies 97% Complete Stickers as well as top ups of your favourites. Also new, 7 Gypsies Transparencies in true gypsy style.

Luxe Designs Its About Time...a great collection of patterned papers.

From Bella, Sarah Jane top ups as well as new alphabets.

We now have a fantastic range of Disney products available in store; including Hannah Montana, High School Musical, Princesses and Fairies; as well as Thomas the Tank Engine, Pooh Bear and more...

And finally, we have a second shipment of Star Wars on the shelves.

In store events...
The August Schedule has just been released and there are some great new concepts for classes coming up;
Budget Scrapping with Sheree
Lots of tips and techniques for these budget conscious times
Friday Night Challenge
Every two weeks we will be holding a Friday night challenge. We will publish the challenge details on the blog on the Thursday before each challenge night. At the end of the night those attending will vote on the winning layout. The winner will recieve a voucher to spend at the shop, the value of which will be calculated on the number of participants for that challenge night - $5 of everyones fee for the challenge goes towards the prize!
Gifts in Under an Hour
In the lead up to Christmas, we hope to bring you a monthly class where you can start making gifts well in advance of December 25th arriving.

Speaking of December 25th....

Join us on Saturday July 25th as we celebrate Christmas in July.
We have a fantastic workshop with Brenda during the day. Christmas will be here before you know it, so why not come along and let Brenda share some ideas for this years Christmas cards. The workshop fee of $20 includes 6 blank cards and envelopes and a choice of patterened papers.

Keeping with the festivities, we will finish of the day with our Christmas in July Social Scrap (Mid Winter Christmas Party - Woohoo!) Be sure to bring along a plate and a Kris Kringle to the value of $10 (non scrapping). It's sure to be a fun night.

If you haven't already booked in for either of our Christmas in July events and you would like to join us, then you had better do so quickly as places are filling quickly.

Hope to see you in store soon,


Sunday, July 12, 2009

What's New

Creative Imaginations STAR WARS is on the shelves…limited quantities, so be quick

Kaiser Craft Q1 Releases We have a fantastic choise from the Q1 Releases – something for everyone

Arriving Soon CHA Summer
Prima releases
New Cuttlebug embossing folders
My Minds Eye Summer 2009
Glitz Designs and our own FINDINGS!!!

Come in to the store to check out some fantastic classes that are happening this month including some great kids classes to keep them occupied in the school holidays...

And dont forget we only have 4 spots left for our Retreat at the End of October so if you were thinking about it, best you think quickly LOL. Deposit needs to be paid at the time of booking.Total for the Retreat needs to be finalised by 30th September

Hope to see you in store soon
Sue, Craig and the Scraploot Team

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July Projects - Anthea

This month I got to play with My Minds Eye papers.

This first layout was a photo swap with Kim, it is her oldest son Addison

Materials List

Bazzill Cardstock

My Minds Eye Papers

Prima 'Say it in Studs' Dinosaurs

Kaiser Rubons

Kaiser Pearls

Green Tara Flowers

Making Memories Journaling spot

American Crafts Thickers

Materials List
Bazzill Cardstock
My Minds Eye Papers
Prima 'Say it in Studs' Dinosaurs
Green Tara Flowers
2 Crafty Chipboard
A to Z Scraplets Chipboard
Fancy Pants Journaling spot
Kaiser Rubons
Kaiser Pearls
Kaiser Brads
Tim Holtz Crackle Paint

Materials List
Bazzill Cardstock
My Minds Eye Papers
Prima 'Say it in Studs' Dinosaurs
Heidi Swapp Chipboard Stars
Kaiser Rubons
Kaiser Pearls
American Crafts Thickers
Carolee Creations Alpha Stickers

July layouts by Kim

Hi everyone, this month I got to play with some yummy my minds eye star bright paper and accessories sheet , An A2Z scraplets king frog chipboard, American craft thickers smoothie and Prima say it in studs frogs embellishment .

Here I have used the my minds eye star bright thats my boy paper and the accesories sheet as well as the prima say it in studs frogs and thickers. To create the jumping frogs I first drew some semi circles, punched the holes with an awl then hand sewed using some embroidery thread.

On this layout I have used my minds eye star bright twinkle town paper and accesories sheet, the American craft moothie thickers and the A2Z scraplets chipboard Kimg Frog. Ink your chipboard in a light colour all over then ink the edge in a darker tone for defintion.

Here I have used my minds eye star bright shooting star and thats my boy paper and accessories sheet. To adda 3D effect use foam tape under layered stars.

My final layout was actually a photo swap with Anthea, hope you like it Anthea. I have used my minds eye star bright seeing spots paper and accesories sheet as well as the prima say it in studs frogs and smoothie thickers. I have used a circle cutter to cut out some circles from the paper, embossed them then placed them back with foam tape for a 3D effect.

Hope you feek inspired to use these papers and accesories I had fun this month.


Saturday, June 27, 2009


Are you tired of the same old lettering for your headings. I have an idea that you can use to change your existing lettering into something new-dots and spots.

All you need is some chipboard, foam, vinyl or even sticker lettering, a white or black pen or some acrylic paint and a toothpick.

Next step is to add some dots to the letters either all over or just parts of them for a new look.

Please note that pen such as the uniball signo will not work on foam lettering, here you need to use paint and a toothpick to apply it, but pen works on all other lettering types.

Here are my examples

On this example I have used a uniball signo pen to add groups of three dots to each vinyl thickers letter.

This time I used the same pen but added dots right around the edge of each vera thickers letters. I used pen again to add dots around the edge of bella chipz chipboard lettering.

And finally here I have used a toothpick to add white acrylic paint dots to these foam subway thickers. ( sorry cant show you the whole layout ).

Well thats it for now hope you have found some inspiration to add some zing to your headings.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Whats new....

So there are quite a few new things that have arrived into the store... here are some of the new yummy goodies that are a must to see...

New chipboard embellishments from 2 Crafty
For something really different you will love the new range Graphic 45...fantastic ecclectic double sided patterned papers.
New die cut papers, tickets and bingo cards from Jenni Bowlin
More new Carolees Creations alpha stickers, in new funky fonts and colour combinations.
For something different, great Decorative Pins for scrapbooking and cardmaking. These pins are gorgeous great for gathering up lace and ribbon on etc and my fav new technique using them through tickets such as the Jenni Bowlin ones and Tim Holtz tickets..

Plus more to come.. make sure you keep on checking back in as there are some yummy new goodies coming soon..

till next time


Rolling stocktake Clearance Sale

Rolling Stocktake Clearance Sale –
20% off selected items In Store ONLY
Our rolling stock take sale continues this week.
Marvy punches, paper trimmers and accessories – 20% off
Prima – all product – 20% off
Pink Paislee - 20% off
We R Memory Keepers – 20% off
Last weeks clearance items are now
American Crafts - Thickers – 17.5% off
My Minds Eye – all product – 17.5% off
7 Gypsies – all product - 17.5% off
Product already reduced excluded. No further discount applies. These items are on sale from now until Sunday 21th June or until sold out. Sale applies to in store purchases only. No internet orders, sales orders or laybys accepted as these items are on a stocktake clearance sale (we don’t want to have to count them)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Cyber Crop Winner

First of all I wanted to apologise for the lateness in announcing this months winner. The voting was VERY close!!
So without further ado here is our Winner
could you please email Sue at the shop about your voucher.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Talking Masks

Hi there, Anthea here. My apologies for not having this up on the weekend, but I was here and it was FANTASTIC, and whats more is I now have more photos to scrap =)

OK today I wanted to show you a little on masks. When Heidi Swapp came out to the country late last year she came with this awesome technique that she shared with a lot of keen Scrapbookers. For the staff that were at the Scraploot shop during the Grand Opening by Heidi herself we were also shown this technique. Heidi put a gorgeous page together right before our eyes and it was easy to become inspired by her enthusiastic nature. I took this technique home with me and have been putting it to some good use and then added my own little twist to it.

For this you need some inks.

Tim Holtz is great for larger projects, and I recommend using the Blending Tool with these inks, you can blend in just the one colour or multi colours. in one of my pages for this months Design Team I used 3 colours on the one page and the blending tool just worked brilliantly. (Head to the Scraploot Gallery to check it out)
Versa Mark inks are also great to use too. They are smaller then Tim Holtz inks and more easily manipulated to move around (you will see what I mean soon) and when they are brand new their colours are nice and vibrant.

Your also going to need something to act as your mask. Heidi Swapp has released some new Mega Masks and Scraploot also stocks the older designs that are fabulous.
I also have here some negatives from some Die Cut Sheets and a piece of wiring that I had lying around in my stash.

To get started I will show you the Die Cut Negative first.

Place tiny pieces of double sided tape on the corners underneath the diecut. touch them a couple of times to take away the stickiness, just so that they are slightly tacky enough to hold the diecut in place. Place it on your layout and then gently starting from the outside of the diecut lightly rub your ink pad over the diecut, starting from the outside will allow you to bland the tones into the centre.

Once you have a result your happy with lightly lift the die cut up. On this layout I have used 3 different coloured inks, and I love how it gives a bit of life to the page

This next technique I am using the wire

Like I mentioned before Versa Mark ink pads have a nice soft sponge, so it is easy to move the ink pad around. Here you will need to dab the ink into the spaces between the wire, do this as hard or as soft as you like, change your colours, work in straight lines or messy, add this to one spot on your page or a few. You should end up with something like this

And for this last one I am using a Heidi Swapp Mask

Here I have used the Versa Mark ink pads again by dabbing them into the spaces and doing this till I have a desired colour, move your mask around and make it slightly messy, or for a more clean look just leave it in the one place. If you were using Heidi Swapps Mega Masks then Tim Holtz Distress Inks and a blending tool would work wonderfully.

This is a fun little technique that is sure to brighten up your pages. If you use it be sure to share it with us in our gallery.

Stay tuned we will be placing our votes on the cyber crop winner and it will be announced later this week.