Monday, November 10, 2014

Scrapping with the stars - retreat vacancies have opened up :)

We have had a couple of cancellations at the last minute, due to illness, so, we STILL HAVE A COUPLE OF PLACES AVAILABLE if you are interested. This retreat is going to be HUGE.. We have 3 incredible tutors (see below), as well as some inspiring free make and takes... not to mention some amazing sponsorship, which includes a goodie bag to die for..  All the info is in the posts below, and on our facebook page...
 
If you want any more info, email us at scrappingwiththestars[@]yahoo.com.au
 
OUR SPONSORS
 
  Brother Australia are donating the top of the range 'Scan N Cut' machine
 
Graphic 45 have donated paper pads for everyone, as well as sticker sheets and more
 
Dusty Attic have included chipboard for everybody
 
Manor House Creations are giving us bags of beautiful flowers for all
 
Scrapbook Creations magazine is giving everyone a recent issue of the magazine
 
Scraptopia have kindly donated a stunning template for each person
 
Lindys stamp gang are donating some gorgeous packs of sprays

Kaisercraft again have donated some wonderful prizes
 
Australian Scrapbook Ideas magazine have given everyone a magazine
 
Studio M Designs will be donating some amazing scrapbook, and mixed media kits
 
Scrapbooking Memories magazine has donated some incredible packs of goodies
 
Seriously scrapbooking have given each attendee a gorgeous gift also

Sassy Scrappers have generously donated some Prima goodies, and a discount voucher for everyone
 
And just wait till you see our incredible lolly buffet, sponsored by Deer little parties
 
Melissa Gannon from Close to my heart is giving 1 lucky person the most adorable rustic frame ever.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Latest news


 
Hello everyone,

 

We are both excited, and nervous that the 2014 Scrapping with the stars - retreat in Phillip Island is only 8 days away !! Where did that time go?

 

We have a lot to get through in this email, so let me get started.

 

Firstly, for those of you unsure of how to get to the retreat the venue details are as follows

 

Phillip Island Adventure Resort

1175 Phillip Island Road

Cowes

Vic. 3923

 

On arrival, once entering the premises, look for a big bunch of balloons as this will be our meeting point. There are car parks in the area near the pool. Leave your belongings in the car and go to the meeting point. There will be someone there to greet you, and show you to your rooms.

 

NOTE a message from the venue: Guest’s cars should be angle-parked outside the sleeping accommodation, and on the asphalted areas as directed or sign-posted. Drivers should not exceed the speed restrictions whilst on-site and pedestrians should obey the usual road safety rules. Please note that parking on the property is at the owner’s own risk.

 

Remember the retreat starts at 4pm sharp. Please no early arrivals. There will be another group before us, so the venue is very strict on this.

 

You will be required to bring

 

1.     Clothes, toiletries etc (there is a pool on premises)

2.     Sheets, pillow cases, sleeping bag or doona, towels

3.     Crafting supplies and photos

4.     Alcohol and soft drinks if desired  (tea, coffee and water supplied all day)

 

 


Drink and snack machines are located in each of the BBQ recreation areas. Machines accept $2, $1, 50c, 20c, 10c coins.

 
 

NOTE: We still have a few places left in all classes, so, you still have a chance to book. All 3 classes are incredible, as you can see by the images below. The focus of all our workshops is on ‘learning’. So, not only will you go home with an incredible piece of artwork, you will also learn lots of new skills, and techniques, that you will be able to incorporate into your own projects.

 

Email us if you are interested in booking any classes’ scrappingwiththestars@yahoo.com.au

 

For those already booked into the classes, and are having trouble sourcing some of the product needed for the class, don’t worry too much as we do have a few shared products (2 x heat guns, punches, script stamps, clear embossing ink)

PLUS, we have purchased a few bottles of Dimensional magic (used in Steph’s class) which we will have for sale. You are welcome to email us, and order a bottle to avoid missing out.

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MICHELLE GRANT REVERSE CANVAS

Explore the possibilities in Mixed Media with this reverse canvas. Create unique backgrounds and full of depth and interesting texture within a rustic scene.
You can add a photo to this project or keep it just as a rustic themed 10”x12”canvas that you can add your favourite quote to.







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STEPH DEVLIN LAYOUT

"All that Glitters is Gold" …… Be wowed in this layout class with Steph Devlin, full of glamour and bling. Steph mixes cutting edge techniques she has been taught, fused with her interpretation and style. This layout as full of glitz and glamour. Book early, so you don't miss out. It truly is divine.  
 

 


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MAGGIE ARMSTRONG LAYOUT

Join Maggie in her beautiful mixed media extravaganza project.  More than just a layout, this is a project you'll want to display to the world!  Showcasing an altered photo of that special girl in your life, you will create an ethereal piece using a custom mix of blossoms, charms and vintage laces and muslin. 

Note about booking:
Upon confirmation of booking, please email the photo you intend to use to
maggieben@hotmail.com.  Maggie will digitally alter the background and colourings and email directly back to you for printing.  This is all included in the cost of the class.  Ideally your photo will be a head and neck shot with the face slightly tilted upwards.


 

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  We hope you are all busy preparing your fancy dress costumes
J  remember theres a fantastic prize for the best dressed

 

As well as our line-up of talented tutors, we will also be running some FREE demos over the weekend. Jennifer Hedger is the designer and owner of The Dusty Attic, and she will be showing some of her amazing chipboard altering techniques. Michelle Grant will be demonstrating fun and unique ways with Gelatos, and Karen Shady will be on hand with the Brother Scan N Cut, to show you some of the incredible things this machine can do. (All products show in Demos will be available to purchase at the retreat store.)

 

We are so excited to share the weekend with you. We have some amazing sponsorship this year, with loads a fantastic giveaways, prizes, and a goodie bag to die for J    (please go to our blog for the huge list of sponsors)   
 

Monday, October 13, 2014

...Our Sponsors...

 
Just look at our list of sponsors, and it is growing all the time.... Here's just a sample of what these wonderful companies is donating for our retreat..
 
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Brother Australia are donating the top of the range 'Scan N Cut' machine
 
Graphic 45 have donated paper pads for everyone, as well as sticker sheets and more
 
Dusty Attic have included chipboard for everybody
 
Manor House Creations are giving us bags of beautiful flowers for all
 
Scrapbook Creations magazine is giving everyone a recent issue of the magazine
 
Scraptopia have kindly donated a stunning mask for each person
 
Lindys stamp gang are donating some gorgeous packs of sprays

Kaisercraft again have donated some wonderful prizes
 
Studio M Designs will be donating some amazing scrapbook, and mixed media kits
 
Scrapbooking Memories magazine has donated some incredible packs of goodies
 
Seriously scrapbooking have given each attendee a gorgeous gift also

Sassy Scrappers have generously donated some giveaways, and also a discount voucher for everyone
 
And just wait till you see our incredible lolly buffet, donated my Deer little parties
 





 
 



 
http://scraptopias.blogspot.com.au/


http://www.kaisercraft.com.au/blog/
http://www.deerlittleparties.com.au/store/pc/home.asp


http://www.scrapbookingmemories.com.au/

Visit our new On Line Store
http://www.seriouslyscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/

Sassy Scrapper
http://sassyscrappers1.blogspot.com.au/


We plan to donate the proceeds of the raffles to the 'Kids Foundation'.. Which is an organisation who bring craft workshops to burns survivors. But we will give more details on this wonderful charity soon...

A huge, heartfelt thank you to each of our wonderful sponsors.. This wouldn't be possible without your help
our list of sponsors is still growing.. We will announce more soon...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Only 6 days till 'Early bird special deals' expire.....

 
Hi everyone,
 
Just a reminder that there's only 6 days left until our 'Early bird' special deals finish...
 
So, if you have been considering attending our Phillip Island retreat in November, now would be the time to register, to save yourself some money..
 
Here's the details again

 
Scrapping with the Stars Retreat
14th-16th November 2014 - Phillip Island

We are excited to announce our upcoming retreat, and are so happy that you are interested in joining us for a weekend filled with fun, laughter, creativity and loads of inspiration.


WHERE: Phillip Island Adventure Resort
1775 Phillip Island road Cowes Victoria



WHEN: 4pm Friday 14th to 2pm Sunday 16th


COST: $320.00 (includes all meals and accommodation, demonstrations with Karen Shady and other fantastic artists, and a jam packed goodie bag.) (See Registration form for Early Bird Packages and Deals)

Classes:
We have 3 inspirational teachers lined up for you this year
Michelle Grant
Stephanie Devlin
Maggie Armstrong
Cost of each class is $55.00
We will send sneak peeks and more info on classes soon.

We will also have a few FREE inspirational demonstrations from first class designers.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

                          
* EARLY BIRD SPECIALS*

Star offer: Pay for the retreat in full by 30th of September and you will pay $295.00
(That is a saving of $25.00)

Super star offer: Pay for the retreat and all 3 classes in full by the 30th of September and you will pay
Retreat: $295.00
Classes: $50.00 each
(That is a saving of $40.00 PLUS you will receive a $15.00 voucher to spend at the retreat store)


What to Bring:

Bottom sheet and a sleeping bag or doona and a pillow slip, (pillow provided)
The venue also offers a linen service, which includes all bedding requirements, at an extra cost of $27.50 per person. (please let us know if you require this service)
Clothes for the weekend, (as there is a pool you may want to pack your swimmers)
Toiletries including towel etc
Scrapping things including photos, basic tool kit etc.
You are welcome to bring Alcohol.

Deposit:
We require a $75.00 holding deposit to secure your place at the retreat.
Due to the huge amount of interest in the retreat, we are, unfortunately, unable to secure a place, until deposits are paid. (Or you contact us to make other arrangements)

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations after 30th of September will incur a cancellation fee of $150.00

Scrapping with the stars does not accept liability for loss of property or damage or personal injury arising from attendance at the retreat.
I have read the Terms and Conditions as above and agree to abide by them. I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to inform the organizers of the retreat, if any information changes or becomes incorrect.



Please direct any concerns, or questions to Karen Shady, or Stacey Apps, at scrappingwiththestars@yahoo.com.au

We look forward to sharing this weekend full of fun and inspiration with you
Karen, Stacey, and the team at Scrapping with the stars.


 

Friday, September 12, 2014

RETREAT WORKSHOP sneak peeks are here !!

 
We are so excited today, to announce the class sneak peeks for our 2014 Scrapping with the stars - retreat in Phillip Island 14th, 15th and 16th of November....

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MICHELLE GRANT REVERSE CANVAS

Explore the possibilities in Mixed Media with this reverse canvas. Create unique backgrounds and full of depth and interesting texture within a rustic scene.
You can add a photo to this project or keep it just as a rustic themed 10”x12”canvas that you can add your favourite quote to.




* * *
 
 
STEPH DEVLIN LAYOUT

"All that Glitters is Gold" …… Be wowed in this layout class with Steph Devlin, full of glamour and bling. Steph mixes cutting edge techniques she has been taught, fused with her interpretation and style. This layout as full of glitz and glamour. Book early, so you don't miss out. It truly is divine.  

 
 
 
* * *
 

MAGGIE ARMSTRONG LAYOUT

Join Maggie in her beautiful mixed media extravaganza project.  More than just a layout, this is a project you'll want to display to the world!  Showcasing an altered photo of that special girl in your life, you will create an ethereal piece using a custom mix of blossoms, charms and vintage laces and muslin. 

Note about booking:
Upon confirmation of booking, please email the photo you intend to use to
maggieben@hotmail.com.  Maggie will digitally alter the background and colourings and email directly back to you for printing.  This is all included in the cost of the class.  Ideally your photo will be a head and neck shot with the face slightly tilted upwards.


 
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How do you book to do these classes you ask...  Well, its easy, simply follow the link Scrapping with the stars retreat registration , to register for our retreat, in November.
 
please remember that our 'early bird specials' finish at the end of the month (September 30th), so you only have 10 days to register and pay, to get the super deal... Check out HERE for all the details...

Any questions email scrappingwiththestars@yahoo.com.au
 
Have a wonderful, creative weekend...
 
 


Friday, September 5, 2014

Weekly update and winners

Hi scrappy friends... Welcome to the first of our weekly update posts.....

Well, Paperific was a huge success, we had a tonne of fun, and met up with a lot of friends, both old and new. We had a lot of interest in our retreat, and are v...ery excited for November to come.

Our tutors, Michelle Grant, Stephanie Devlin, Maggie Armstrong have the sneak peeks all ready to go, and we will be showing those next week... Thank you for your patience, and I promise you, it is going to be worth the wait.. These girls are just amazing artists, and Im sure, once you see the sneaks, you are going to want to do every one of their classes, I know we do

We have a long list of email contacts, from Paperific to get through, and those who registered their interest at Paperific should expect an email over the weekend. If you don't receive one, please let us know, as there were a few email addresses that we had trouble reading

Speaking of Paperific, Im sure you are all dying to know who the winners of our 2 gift packs are... ( sorry girls, this was a special promotion just for people attending Paperific)... The winner of large prize pack is .......JANINE LEGG............ and the winner of the smaller prize pack is .........LIZ McDONALD........... Congratulations ladies, please send us a private message, so we can get your prizes to you...

Just a reminder that the cut off for the 'early bird specials' is 30th of September, so, if you want to save yourself a heap of money, and receive a retreat shop voucher to spend, make sure you get your payments finalized by that date.. http://scrappingwiththestars.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/scrapping-with-stars-2014-retreat.html


Ok, that's about it for this week. We will be back next week to share the sneak peeks, along with lots more retreat news...

Have a wonderful, creative week

Karen, Stacey, and the team at Scrapping with the stars

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Paperific-prizes, workshops, show bags


Hi scrappy friends,
 
Its only 2 weeks today until the much anticipated Paperific Expo, in Melbourne (Royal Melbourne showgrounds 29-31 August) We are excited about our stand, (stand # 31) and you will be too we are sure. You can call in and see some stunning creations from our tutors Karen Shady , Michelle Grant , Steph Devlin, and Maggie Armstrong ... We will be taking bookings for the retreat over the weekend, and as a special incentive, we will add anyone who does book, and pay their deposit, into the draw to win an incredible prize pack, which will be drawn after the show.

Please visit the LINK for info about this years retreat

2014 Scrapping with the stars - retreat
 
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You can book in to Karen Shady's workshop on our stand also.. Here's the low down


Join Karen on a fun filled journey into mixed media, texture, and layering. In this technique focused workshop, you will learn how to use inks, embossing powders, texture paste, gesso, masks, and stamping to create beautiful and individual backgrounds you will use again and again. Then decorate your unique backgrounds using a selection of hessian, muslin, flowers, beautiful papers and more. This 12 x 12 layout would be perfect to showcase most photos, from masculine, and feminine, to heritage, wedding, holiday or outdoors. The class kit contains: a jar of Stampendous antique embossing enamel (valued at $9.00) Lots of new release Kaisercraft papers, Beautiful manor House Creations flowers, leaves, hessian, metal embellishments, muslin, and loads more. The class costs $35.00, and you can book online HERE, or you can book at the show, on the day (places permitting)..


 
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And, now for some really exciting news...  What is a show without show bags, right?. On our stand, we will also be selling loads of incredible show bags.. We have layout, and card bags, featuring 8 to 12 papers in each, along with a huge amount of co coordinating embellishments in each pack, so all the hard work is done for you. We will also have bulk flower and chipboard packs. AND THE BEST PART OF ALL
 
All the show bags will be at wholesale prices.. that's right, not retail.... WHOLESALE !! 
You would save your Paperific entry fee on one show bag alone. So, its well worth making the trip...
 
We will also have layout and OTP kits for sale, complete with full instructions, from designers
Karen Shady and Michelle Grant..
 
We really look forward to seeing you there (stand # 31)
 
Karen, Stacey, and the team

Friday, August 8, 2014

Introducing our first tutor for 2014 STEPH DEVLIN...Plus exciting news

 
Today is a very special day. Its the day we start to introduce you to our incredibly talented tutors, who will be wowing you with their amazing work at out 2014 retreat at Phillip Island, Victoria, in November. 
 
 
Firstly, let us introduce to you, the incredibly talented
 
STEPH DEVLIN
 

 

During the 9 years that Steph has been in the industry her designs have been highly recognised and extensively published both here and overseas.  She has been featured in magazines such as Creating Keepsakes - USA and Australia, MM Scrapbooking Sweden, Scrapbooking Russia, Scrapbooks & More UK, Somerset Publications US and all the Australian publications.  She currently designs for Ingvild Bolme and has been on the design teams for manufacturers such as Prima Marketing, Pink Paislee, Melissa Frances, and Webster’s Pages.  She loves educating within the industry, having been a former educator with Tattered Angels and has taught 100’s of women both within Australia and overseas.  Her style is very whimsical and pretty, which is perfect for her two daughters Emma and Madison.  She can’t wait to meet you all and share some exciting new techniques during her stay at the retreat.

Here are a few samples of Steph's beautiful work
You can see the incredible attention to detail.








 
You can see more of Steph's amazing work on her BLOG
 
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We have some exciting things happening here on our blog over the next few weeks. Firstly, we have decided to extend the cut off date for our EARLY BIRD SPECIALS to SEPTEMBER 30TH.. We have decided to do this for 2 reasons.. Firstly, due to the delay in our class sneak peaks (due to product delays etc) , plus, we are attending Paperific Expo in Melbourne on the last weekend in August, and would love to be able to offer those ladies who book at the show, the same great deal. Click on the link, to see the great offers available 'EARLY BIRD SPECIALS'


secondly, very soon, we will be introducing our monthly sketch competition. Our talented tutor MAGGIE ARMSTRONG has created a gorgeous sketch for you, which we will be revealing in the next few days, and you will want to play along with this, as there are some amazing prizes to be won, from a few of our sponsors (more details soon)..


We will be sharing sneak peaks of our workshops for our 2014 retreat, here very soon. Michelle, Stephanie, and Maggie are busy working their magic, and will be ready to share very soon. Please keep an eye out here and on our facebook page for the announcement.


Remember, fill in your email address in the 'Follow by email' tab (in the sidebar, to the right) to be the first to get the latest news and info about our upcoming retreat.

That's if for now
Happy Crafting everyone