Monday, November 17, 2008

Scrap It Flaunt It Newsletter #32

Hello Fellow Flaunters!

Christmas is coming, and fast!!!!!

There are only 41 days to Santa’s arrival. Are you ready?, you have probably thought of gifts for everyone else but forgotten yourself! Luckily we offer a Christmas Wish List and Gift Voucher Services at the shop. Call us or pop into the shop to complete your wish list and then direct your loved ones to us so that you have a chance of getting what you really want.

Not wanting to make anyone jealous, but we had a great time at camp! 44 hours of freedom to scrap, chat, eat, be silly and bond. We would like to thank all our Fabulous Flaunters who joined us. Congratulations to Janea for winning the Camp Challenge by producing a stunning layout (some of the layouts are on display in the shop) and to Angela for winning “Best Name Tag”. We also had an amazing raffle that we held. There were 4 prizes with a regular Flaunter taking first prize of a Making Memories Suede Tote packed full of goodies. Before the weekend had even finished we had people wanting to put their names down for the next camp! To check out photos of the weekend just go to, more are being uploaded as they come in from our wonderful Flaunter Ladies.

Last fortnights newsletter generated some feedback in regards to the article where we explored why we scrapbook. There were many comments in relation to people feeling overwhelmed by others abilities, people who felt their pages were inferior to those of people they scrapped with or knew. It is hard not to admire other people and wish you could create masterpieces like them. The worse thing is, people who do not think they have a flair for scrapbooking, actually do,....they just lack self confidence…….you know who you are! Are you one of the people who can see the mistakes even when others tell you it looks great? It is important to remember that your work will be seen and cherished by your family and your closest friends. They won’t be looking at your page thinking that you forgot the triangle rule or you used even numbers instead of odd. Your family will be thinking about how you cared enough to take the time to capture the memories for them.

Someone told me recently that the ‘why’ of scrapbooking can & has been forgotten and people need to simplify. Get back to basics. The picture, the story, the rest should come easily. Don’t forget the story!

New Staff Member
As most of you are aware, we have employed another part time staff member. The girls at Scrap It Flaunt It would like to officially welcome Leonie Vellander to our staff. Leonie is a wonderfully helpful lady as well as our heritage specialist. Leonie will be more than happy to guide you through the shop and to answer any and all of your questions.
Christmas Giveaway
From now until Friday December 19th you have the opportunity to win the new Making Memories Slice starter kit. All you have to do is spend $75 or more in a visit and your name goes into the draw. The Slice is a portable Die Cutting Machine and includes the cordless design cutter, basic shapes 1 design card, 6" x 6" glass cutting mat, 5 blades, blade replacement tool, blade adjustment wrench, repositionable tacky adhesive, and power cord. You can check it out on our blog. The whole package is valued at over $300. So the more you shop the more chances you have of winning!
This week’s specials

10% OFF all inks
(Offer valid till Friday 21st November)

What’s NEW?
Totally cool totes with lazy Susan attached
Artbin Super Satchels deep and slim
Crafty Mates Double Snappin’ Organiser
Tonic Rotary Scoring Tool
A4 Cotton Fleck papers
Tim Holtz Distress tool back in stock

Waiting, waiting, waiting...
The New Making Memories SLICE and accessories
New Kaiser acrylic albums and papers

A short cut for printing is to press the Ctrl button and P together on your keyboard.

Jodie’s Jargon
Cluster- to group a number of embellishments together on one page.

The Crop Zone
Friday the 14th 6pm till midnight ? places available.
Phone us on 9498 0097 to secure your seat. Remember we only have 15 spaces! A crop night is a great time for you and your friends to meet at the shop. You need to bring your own tools, supplies and projects to work on but....... the shop is open if you require anything during the night. A light supper is provided, along with a door prize and demonstration on the night. You will have a whole table to yourself to work on. If you don’t know anybody, it is a great way to meet fantastic ladies who also scrapbook/cardmake/papercraft.

22nd November Saturday 6pm till midnight
29th November Saturday 6pm till midnight
6th December Saturday 6pm till midnight
12th December Friday 6pm till midnight
20th December Saturday NOON till MIDNIGHT Extreme Scrap N Yap Christmas theme
27th December Saturday 6pm till midnight

Daytime Scrap and Card Mania - Wednesdays 10am – 2pm
We have organised a weekly get together for all paper craft enthusiasts with Jodi and Leonie. We provide the venue and the use of our workshop machines. Come along, be creative, chat, make friends, and get out of the house! Tea and Coffee are available but you will need to BYO lunch.
*Cost $5.00. 15 places available.
Family Frenzy – Sunday 30th November 10.30am – 2.30pm
Come along to our monthly get together. It is a chance for you to spend quality time with your family completing your projects or albums. Bring your daughters, mothers, sons and even husbands to sit, scrap and relax. You can use our workshop machines, pick our brains (yuk) and have a good time.
*Cost $5.00 per person. 15 places left, bookings are essential.
Junior Scrap N Yaps –Tuesdays, 3.30pm – 5.00pm. (Weekly during the school term)
The idea of the Junior Scrap N Yaps, is to give the kids a chance to meet others who like to scrapbook. There will be no formal teaching of techniques but the staff in the shop will supervise the kids and offer help and suggestions. Unfortunately we are unable to have children under the age of 8 unless an adult accompanies them. All the kids need to bring is a basic tool kit** and any project that they want to work on.
Cost $5.00. Bookings are essential.

The University of Scrap It Flaunt It!
Don’t forget to check your attachments to get a copy of our calendar.

+All classes (excluding Discover Scrapbooking) and crops require you to bring along a Basic Tool Kit, which consists of a 12” trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, eraser, adhesive, pens, cutting mat. +

We would appreciate if class participants could arrive 15 to 30 minutes early to ensure that classes can start on time, as there are some classes that require you to choose your materials. All class durations are an estimate only.

*All materials included just bring your basic toolkit.+

“How Many Days to Xmas?!” Tree. Saturday 22nd November 1pm Duration 3.5 hours
Come along and create this perpetual advent tree for your family. In this class you will be playing with glossy accents, bling, paint and pretty papers.
Cost - $40*
Create your Collections Calendar. Saturday 29th November 10am Duration 3.5 hours
Come along and learn how to use acetate, chipboard, rub ons, paint and so much more in creating the sweetest calendar for 2009. These will make great Christmas gifts for loved ones.
Cost - $40*
Susans Exploding Box . Sunday 14th December 1pm Duration 3 hours.
Create a surprising box of memories from pattern paper and bling. It is a wonderful conversation piece and a thoughtful gift.
Cost - $30* CLASS FULL (Waitlist is available)
Cluster and Hand Stitching with Jodi B. Sunday 18th January 1.00 pm Duration 3 hours
Spend some time with little Jodi and learn how to place elements on your page to create a wonderful clustered effect. She will also tantalise you by showing you how to add hand stitching to your layout for that finishing touch. Jodi Belton has been published many times in different scrapbooking magazines, most recently Scrapbooking Memories
Leonie’s Book of Heritage – Duration 3 hours
Join Leonie in her monthly class where she introduces you to her inspiring style. You will learn the tricks to creating your own “Book of Heritage”. Each month a new technique will be introduced. Come in and have a wander around to see some of Leonie’s layouts and other little projects she has worked on.
November 23rd Sunday 12pm Repeat of “The Denyer Family”
December 6th Saturday 1pm “Memories”
January 3rd Saturday 1pm
February 7th Saturday 1pm
All you need to bring is a 5” x 8” heritage style photo.
Cost - $25*
Kylies ATC’s Techniques Class – Duration 2.5 hours
Each month Kylie comes up with new and exciting ways to add interest and texture to your pages. With Kylie you will create ATC’s with fun techniques which translate quite easily to layouts and off the page projects.
November 15th Saturday 2pm - Tim Holtz Distress Inks
November 27th Thursday 7.15pm – Metal Tape
December 11th Thursday 7.15pm – Embossing Powders
December 13th Saturday 2pm – Beeswax
January 17th Saturday 2pm – Texture Paste
January 29th Thursday 7.15pm – Peeling Paint
February 14th Saturday 2pm – Credit Card Technique
February 26th Thursday 7.15pm – Peeling Paper
Cost - $25*

The 4 Step Program
That you can tell everyone about!
This course is just a beginning, but what a way to start.
Please check the calendar for dates as they are run on demand.

Step 1 - Discover Scrapbooking. Cost $5.00 Duration – 2.5 hours
In this class you will learn how store and organise your photos, what the essential tools are, and the different themes you can scrap. By the end of the class you will have a single page layout and a greater knowledge.
Step 2 - The Journey Begins. *Cost $25.00 Duration - 2 hours
During this class you will be shown how to effectively use your trimmer, work with chipboard and create a single page layout using 2 patterned papers, Bazzill brads and computer journaling. You will leave with a single page layout that you can show off with pride.
Step 3 - Map Your Page. *Cost $25 Duration - 2 hours
On your single page layout this week you will learn about working with sketches and page maps. You will also get to use the Big Shot, create pockets, journaling and eyelets.
Step 4 – An Adventure with Embellishments. *Cost $25 Duration - 2 hours
The single page layout you create today will show off all the great techniques you learn today including how to use rub ons, stamping, ribbons and transparencies!
If you book in for all 4 steps, at the same time, you will pay only $70. That’s a discount of $10.

Minimum age is 8 years old.
* Some materials included. Please bring your basic toolkit.+

Little Pressies by the Kids – Sunday 7th December 1pm – Duration 1.5 hours
This is a great class for the kids. They will be shown how to take two everyday notepads, one sheet of pattern paper and some embellishments to create the perfect present for a teacher, granny or friend.
Cost - $15*
Gingerbread Men decorations – Sunday 21st December 1pm – Duration 3 hours
Using the Kaiser gingerbread men and lots of other fun product Maureen will show you how to make these adorable men to hang on your tree or give as gifts.
Cost - $20*
Christmas Decorations with Amy – Tuesday 23rd December 1pm – Duration 2 hours
You will be able to impress your family with your creativity when Amy shows you how to make decorations for your Christmas tree and parcels from paper and brads.
Cost - $20*

Upcoming classes include
Name tags for pencil cases and
If there is anything that you would like to learn please let us know and we will try and build a class to suit. We are always open for ideas.
Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway. -- Steven Coallier
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For a good cause

A couple of weeks something happened to one of our regulars, who has also become a dear friend (Bianca), something that nobody would ever wish for – her house was destroyed in a fire. Bianca has asked us to pass on her thanks for your generosity. Through raffles, Scrap N Yap fees and donations we managed to raise over $400.
Thankfully Bianca and Jason were insured.
Most of us don’t really realise that if we tried to replace everything we own, we would probably be underinsured. Remember it’s not just the big things like tv’s and furniture you have to replace, it’s the little things like knickers, hair ties, that ugly gravy boat Aunt Maud gave you! So please check that your smoke detectors are in working order and insurance valuations are realistic.
We are so thankful that Bianca and her family are all safe and sound.

Also as many of you will be aware we have a number of little things on the go here at the shop to raise funds for Teen Spirit and the Angelman Syndrome Association, one of those things is our old magazine corner. Here you can go through old scrapbooking and paper crafting magazines and purchase them for a gold coin donation.


We have a variety of other services that we offer here at Scrap It - Flaunt It, they include:

LATE NIGHT SHOPPING. 6pm till 9pm, during Scrap N Yaps. Please come to the rear of the building. (THIS Saturday)

GIFT VOUCHERS – A gift voucher is always the perfect solution for any scrapbooker. This allows them to choose exactly what they like.

WISH LISTS – Christmas is coming, and fast!!!!! get in early - for those with family and friends who don’t know what to buy you! All you have to do is come into the shop and fill out your list, let them know to contact us and we will do the rest!!!

8 WEEK LAY BY – Available to all with only a 10% deposit followed by with regular payments.

CHILDRENS BIRTHDAY PARTIES – We work with you to plan a project for the attendees. We will supply the teacher, product, lollies on the tables as well as a small gift for the birthday child. You can bring along the party food or cake for after the lesson. Call the shop for more details.

Until next week,
Happy Scrapping,

Lysandra, Maureen, Tina, Big Jodie, Amy, Little Jodi and Leonie
The Girls at Scrap It-Flaunt It Opening Hours
9/49 William St Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 5.00pm
Armadale WA 6112 Sundays and Public Holidays 10am – 4.00pm
08 9498 0097

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