Friday, December 19, 2008

The Slice has been won!!

Congratulations to Kristi Brandis, the winner of the Making Memories Slice. Thank you to all our customers who shopped with us during this promotion.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Scrap It Flaunt It Newsletter #34

Newsletter #34
6th December 2008
Hello Fellow Flaunters!

Christmas is almost here!!!!!
There are only 18 sleeps 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.
This week’s specials
15% off all Kaiser Products
Offer ends Close of Business Friday 12th of December

What’s NEW?
The NEW Making Memories SLICE
Animal Crackers Slice design card
Noteworthy Slice design card
Basics 2 Slice design card
Basic 3 Slice design card
Paper Inklings Christmas paper and rub ons
Crochet flowers
New Kaiser acrylic albums and papers

Waiting, waiting, waiting...
New Fancy Pants paper range
Fancy Pants Glitter Cuts
We R Memory Keepers Foil Glitter Flock Rub ons
New punches
Daisy D’s New paper range

These days most of us have made the jump to digital cameras. Digital cameras have opened up a whole new world of being able to print only the photos you want, editing the picture to enhance the quality and printing all different sizes for a fraction of the cost. People back up their pictures on discs and now days most of us have a USB memory stick (also known as a Thumb drive) containing our most precious memories. Many even have gone a step further and backed up their photos on external hard drives. Here lies a problem, one many of you are not even aware of... THEY CAN CORRUPT!

All of these devices will deteriorate over the years. Disks, USB memory sticks and external hard drives should not be relied upon to hold your memories solely. How many of you only print out a few pictures at a time knowing that you can always print more lately? While most of us know that our computers are vulnerable to crashing and do a back up unaware that our backups are corroding. I recently had a friend who stored all their photos of their photos on to an external hard drive they had bought only to have it crash on them. They were told they may be able to recover some of the files and at a cost of over $1000.00. If the computer expert knew the names of the file he would have a better chance. She lost pictures of her babies’ births and so much more. Most of us treasure these photos and would be absolutely devastated to lose these memories.

You can buy some disks that are said to last between eight and ten years. One friend I know has two hard drives and alternates backing them up weekly so worst case scenario is losing one week’s worth of photos. I personally have my photos backed up on disc plus memory sticks plus computer, in saying that I haven’t backed up in at least a month but I won’t erase my memory from my camera until I have done that. I have now heard of several people losing their photos like this. I would suggest you bite the bullet and print most of your photos straight away. At least if you lose them you have a print on hand. Prints can be scanned and enlarged/edited at a later date. I would also ensure you get around to emailing your favourite memories to your family and friends so hopefully they would have a copy if things go wrong.

For those of you who have discs from years ago. Check the discs & do another copy, don’t forget to date it. It is better to do this every couple of years. A little bit of time now will save you a lot of distress later.

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!

DON’T USE PENS - Avoid writing on the back of your photos with a pen, as this will cause indentations. Use a soft photo safe pencil to allow minimal pressure

Jodie’s Jargon
Hybrid Scrapbooking – combining digi elements with traditional paper supplies to create your scrapbook layouts.

The Crop Zone
Friday December 12th 6pm till midnight.
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.

12th December Friday 6pm till midnight
20th December Saturday NOON till MIDNIGHT Extreme Scrap N Yap Christmas theme
3rd January Saturday 6pm till midnight
10th January Saturday 6pm till midnight
17th January Saturday 6pm till midnight
24th January Saturday 6pm till midnight
31st January Saturday 6pm till midnight

Daytime Scrap N Yap and Card Mania – Wednesdays 10am – 2pm
We have organised a weekly get together for all paper craft enthusiasts. 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 25th January 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.+

Susan’s 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.
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.
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.+

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

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.

Name tags for pencil cases and bags.

“The true spirit of Christmas is Love
Linda Willis

Check out these sites!
At the moment Tim is doing the 12 tags of Christmas and they are beautiful!

For a good cause

Southern Cross Kids Camps

300 and counting

“Southern Cross Kids Camp” run week long camps for abused and at-risk kids across Australia. With the help of ‘Buddies’ these kids create memory books that focus on their holiday, sadly this might be the only happy childhood memories recorded for them. Due to the success of the books, a call has been put out to help with creating layouts for all nine camps in Australia and NZ. That’s 325 kids’ memory albums or 6300 pages! Here at Scrap It Flaunt it we have decided to support this worthy cause and ask our loyal customers to help us to achieve our goal of 1000 6x6 layouts by next March. You can dig into your stash (I know you've got a big stash of papers & cardstock) or use the growing stash here at the shop ... and start creating. Simply don't have time to create, but really want to contribute. You can drop your old stash to us at the shop and we will make sure it is put to a good.

Here's what you need to make: Pages that are 6" x 6".Layouts will contain one photo per page (approx 5" x 3.5"); add a photo mat (I cut mine 5 1/4” x 3 3/4).Make a space for a bit of journaling.No need to punch holes ... they're being put into 6x6 page protectors in a 6x6 albumAre you keen? Are you excited?I know we are. We challenge everyone who is able to donate to this worthy cause, to rise to the occasion and create for these kids in need. You might be thinking ... I can only do 2 layouts ... well ... that's 2 more than they had before.Do you get together with friends to scrap or do craft? Do your kids enjoy scrapbooking? Get them involved making a couple of pages for other kids who don't have as great a life as they do, a brilliant way of sharing some meaningful time and teaching them about helping out those in need.Or you can come down to Scrap IT Flaunt It on a Wednesday and create some of these layouts with design team members Leonie Vellender and Jodi Belton.SCKC need our help, we can make a real difference and all with our left over scraps!!Come on! Let’s try putting a smile on a Childs Face!

Christmas Shop Trading Hours
Christmas Eve Closing at n0on
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
Saturday –Tuesday 10am – 4pm
New Years Eve Closing at noon
New Years Day Closed
Friday 2nd January Normal Trading Hours


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
9/49 William St
Armadale WA 6112
Opening Hours
Monday to Saturday 9.30am - 5.00pm
Sundays and Public Holidays 10am – 4.00pm
08 9498 0097

About US

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Kelmscott, W.A., Australia
Providing a playground of colours, papers and embellishments that will captivate, motivate and inspire the creative and personal needs within us all.