Friday, May 29, 2009

Well thank you for joining us tonight ladies!! I look forward to seeing your work up in the Gallery this week! remember all of your entries are due in the gallery by Midnight Sunday June 7th.

Then the DT will vote on the winner to receive a $25 voucher to spend in the Scraploot Shop!

Night ladies

RAK time

Hi ladies, for my RAK this month I will be awarding it to the first person to upload all their challenges into the correct galleries and then leaving a comment under this post to say they have finished. Good luck and happy scrapping.

Challenge #4

OK girls, the last challenge for the night is a Colour Combo!!

All I want you to do is a layout using the below Colour Combo and some journaling.

You can use Black or Kraft if you need to, but I want to see the above colours as the main focus.
Layouts are due in the gallery by Sunday June 7th midnight EST

Challenge #3

Time for a sketch challenge everyone... very easy card sketch that i made myself so i hope you like it...

Only requirments to this challenge is that you stick to the sketch and you use some sort of stamp and a sentiment on it... see told you it was easy...

here is the sketch for you:

and here is my version of this sketch

add it the the specified gallery by Sunday 7th June to be in the draw for a RAK from me...

have fun with it


BINGO time

OK girls, it is BINGO time. I am going to keep posting the words in this post every 2 minutes, so you just need to keep refreshing the page. As soon as you get BINGO post in the comment section. Simple as that. The winner will get a RAK from me!!

SO the next word is

  • 2 CRAFTY
  • TAG
  • BLOG
  • CROP
  • MASK
  • RIP


something will be out to you in the mail soon

keep your eyes opened for the next challenge coming up soon

challenge 2

Good evening everyone. Challenge two is as follows- Get out all your scraps and use them to create a scene on your layout, you can fill the whole page as I have done or just create a small scene, As you can see I have used felt on my layout too, so as a bonus I would like you to use felt somewhere on your layout as well

Make sure you load up your layout into the correct gallery by midnight 7th June

Challenge #1

Evening Girls!
So, here goes my 1st Cyber Crop and I get to set the 1st Challenge, so here goes. . .
On a layout you need to include the following 3 elements;
  • Blading or Hand Cutting
  • Hidden Journalling
  • A Mother and Child in the Photograph

Here is my sample!

For my Layout I have used 2 identical pieces of Creative Imaginations (CI) patterned paper; one for the background, and then I bladed and hand cut out the flourishes and Magic Mounted the cut flourishes. I then cut a co-ordinating CI Journalling block, “I love you” which can be seen at the top left hand corner of the layout, which slides out.

Make sure your LO is uploaded into the Scraploot Gallery in the correct gallery by midnight NSW time Sunday 7th June.

Good luck and have fun and I can’t wait to see your Layouts.

Stay tuned for some prizes and more challenges....


Evening Ladies

OK so how are we all this evening? We are almost organised and the first challenge is about to go up. For those of you that played along last time you may remember that we had links in the side bar ( over there ---->) to all of our posts from the night so that it was easier for you to come back and find the challenges later, Tonight we will be doing the same.

All of the challenges are due in by Midnight Sunday 7th of June. I am looking forward to checking out the Gallery this coming week as I am sure it will be filled with your gorgeous works!!

Oh and remember the theme tonight is Mothers, now if you aren't a Mum yet then no problem, I'm sure you know a Mum, or a Mum to be, even have a pet that is a Mum, or your thoughts on Motherhood.

OK so lets get started, Rachael will be here shortly with your first challenge.


Oh and one last thing, remember to HAVE FUN!!

Bingo Words

Hi ladies, I am sorry but only found out this afternoon that that link didn't work, so I have fixed that up. If you want to take part in BINGO then you still have time, scroll down and select 10 words, email them to I will close it off at 8.15

We will be here shortly with our first challenge


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cyber Crop Hints

So girls, not long now and we will be cropping away. The girls and I hope you love our challenges this month, and like our previous Cyber Crop you will have a whole week to get your challenges done and loaded into our gallery, having said that your entries must be in our gallery (in the correct gallery) by Sunday June 7th midnight EST, that's plenty of time!!
OK so here are your hints, and remember that this month we are using a theme of "Mothers" it doesn't just have to be about your mother, it could be about you, an expectant mother, your pet if she is a mother, just remember that Mothers is our theme and as always remember to have FUN!!
  • Sharpen those Scissors
  • Have an eye for colour
  • Dig through those scraps
  • Make use of a sentiment

We will be here on the blog at around 7.30, the first challenge will go up shortly after. We will be having plenty of chat in the comment sections of the posts also.

See you girls then


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Scraploot Retreat

Scraploot is having our first retret....
For a fantastic weekend away,join us for our first Social Retreat…
When: 30th October 2009 — to 1st November 2009
Where: The Retreat, Wisemans Ferry, NSWThe Retreat at Wiseman's Ferry is only 1 hour from Sydney, set on banks of the beautiful Hawkesbury River.
It is a professional conference establishment with all the facilities we were looking for.
Cost $350 per person
Deposit of $150 is required by 30th June for us to secure our booking.
Balance of cost is required by 1st October -
Layby payment can be set up for you.
Ring Sue on 02 9688 3319 or email us at info@scraploot for any more information, or to book!

The team at Scraploot are really looking forward to hosting our first Social Retreat!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Your Bingo Words

Here is a list of 30 words girls. Please select 10 words from the list and email them to as well as your name =)
  • Scraploot
  • Crop
  • Trimmer
  • Distress
  • Paint
  • Flowers
  • Frame
  • Prima
  • Stamps
  • Kaiser
  • Gallery
  • Bling
  • Card Stock
  • Rubons
  • Glimmer Mist
  • Heidi Swapp
  • Chipboard
  • Pearls
  • Cosmo Cricket
  • Sketch
  • 2 Crafty
  • Punch
  • Photo
  • Blog
  • Emboss
  • Album
  • Tag
  • Mask
  • Rip
  • Stars

I will be back on Thursday with some hints.


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Birthday Competition Winner

Congratulations to Taryn for your fabulous layout. Be sure to email us to redeem your $25.00 voucher.

here is taryn's gorgeous winning page:

We are doing it again, we had so much fun on our last Cyber Crop that we have decided to hold another one.
So please join us for our next Cyber Crop being held here on our Blog on Friday May 29th starting at 7.30pm. This month the theme is Mothers.
We will be playing a round of Scrapbook Bingo so keep an eye out on the blog on Monday May 25th for your words then email Anthea with your selected 10 words before the Cyber Crop starts.
Post about the Cyber Crop on your blog & let us know here and you will go into the draw for a RAK from one of the girls & you will receive an extra point in the tally towards the Cyber Crop winner.
Bring along a friend & have them mention your name and you will also earn an extra point.
The prize this month is a $25 voucher to the Scraploot shop.
See you then.
**the email address is in the 'email Anthea' link**


Scallops are every where now and if you dont have a scallop punch you are are still able to get the effect on a layout.
Step 1 cut out a number of circles any size you want.

Step 2 Place them on your lay out lining them up adjacent to each other. I use a ruler to keep them in a straight line.

Step 3 trim off any excess card stock.

Here is my layout.

Hope you have a great weekend and see you next Friday for the cyber crop.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Guest Designer Work

Hi guys, Anthea here. I'm posting this up for Melissa who is unable to make it to her computer ATM.

Melissa has done a gorgeous job here with the Basic Grey Euphoria papers.

I hope Melissa will be able to pop back and tell you more about the elements she has used here.
Now stay tuned, we are busy preparing out next CYBER CROP!!! this time round we will be playing BINGO also, and you will need to email me your chosen words before the Cyber Crop begins, I will be back on the 25th with a list of your words, the Cyber Crop will be on Friday the 29th of May!!
Till next time girls, thanks for popping by

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

pregnancy journal

oh the post that nearly wasn't!!! A simple thing such as updating a blog can be crazy when you add into that placenta brain, dodgy Internet connections, inability to remember passwords and power interruptions!! i almost gave up... believe me

anyway just an update on the pregnancy journal

and some answers to questions that i have had regarding the album recently
what can i do if i have fallen behind on the album... i cant remember what was happening for a couple of the months??
I have a couple of methods that seem to work really well
1. i have a note pad that i jot things down in, first time i felt bub kick, funny things my other children have said, weight (arrgh), when i grew out of my favourite jeans (still sad over that one!!)
2. i scour my diary, one of my worst symptoms during my pregnancies is my forgetfulness because of this i write important appointments and such in my diary... as i am going back over the previous entries i am able to jog my memory using the appointments or events that were happening that month
3. ask fellow family members and work colleagues, its amazing how much other people remember about what you talk about or complain about lol. My children are great for reminding me how all i did for weeks on end was complain about being tired or the story they tell about naming our baby and how they remember when it was is really cute.
How do you work out what goes into the journal and what stays out??
when i started this journal i thought about my target audience, in this case it was my three children. I needed to cater to all three age groups without overdoing the information or leaving questions in my oldest daughters mind. I have kept information short and to the point and left out alot of my feelings because i found it just left more unanswered questions, because of this i have a small diary which i have a more personal account of the pregnancy in. Think about who is going to read the album most and cater for that person in particular.
if something was to happen to baby what would you do with the album??
i would definitely keep it, whether or not the baby has a happy, healthy outcome or not ...these are still memories of a part of our lives that happened!! i think if anything the album and the information, ultra sounds and developments would become more important and i would feel so happy that i had something to remember baby by. I have had a few people email me saying that they were too scared to start an album In case something bad was to happen... and now they regret it
my advise is do what feels right for you. Your album doesn't have to have pictures and technical information, it could be as simple as a feelings diary. There is also nothing stopping you from completing an album or diary after the event using the methods above.
Ultimately you are the only one who can decide whether or not to have an album of this event
ok that is it for now, if you have any questions feel free to email me as other people have done... i can answer questions directly to you or if i feel it will help other people i will post a small response here
thanks for reading

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Using your scraps

So I don't know about you, but I have a load of scraps hanging around my Scraproom so today I wanted to show you a layout based entirely on scraps.
I keep all of my scraps sorted out by manufacturer in a concertina file as pictured here, I like to scrap by manufacturer and this makes it easier instead of sorting through everything I can just open it up and pull out everything in the one file,

So for this layout I have used up some Cosmo Cricket, Scraploot has a wide range available in the shop ;) on this Layout I have used 4 of the Cosmo lines from memory, they just seemed to co-ordinate so well, and for those of you who don't know me, I am inlove with anything Cosmo Cricket!! =)

OK what you need to d is pull out all of the scraps you plan on using for your layout and get started. What you will find is that you will have a mix of both larger and smaller pieces in your scrap piles, for this design on my layout I didn't have to trim much up, I utilised the scraps and sizes that I had. This is a very simple design that can be change around with to suit any themed page.

I have also used the papers to create a simple embellishment for my layout, and went through my stash of letters for the title

and here is the finished product.

Other ways to use up your stash is to cut out design elements such as flowers, leaves, stars ........ and use those to embellish your layout. Here is another sample of a layout I made using scraps only, here I cut the flower designs out from some more Cosmo Cricket paper and placed them around a circle, Pearls also make fantastic flowers centres
Also drag out your punches and punch out all different shapes and different sizes and used those on your layouts or cards, Scraps are also the perfect size for your cuttlebugs too, layer up your diecuts like butterflies and you will have a unique and interesting embellishment on your layout.

I hope those tips will help you to use up your scraps.

Now don't forget to enter the current competition, all of the information is in the below post, you have a week to get your Layouts up in the gallery to go in the draw for a $25 voucher to spend in the shop, wouldn't that be nice.....

Stay tuned also because this month we will have the return of another cyber crop!! I am cant wait, it will be so much fun, and I will remember to keep the drink well away from the computer!

Till next time thanks for popping by,