Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Workshop Timetable

Well, school holidays are over and it's time to get back into some sort of routine. With that in mind I have been busy organising a few projects for my 'Scrap Alley' Workshops at my place. Yes, I am still going to go with my registered business name, Scrap Alley! I feel the need to incorporate it somewhere in this new little venture I am on, and what better way to use it than with workshops like I used to have (a little while ago now but I am sure some of you remember!)

Here are the details of the upcoming events:

Monday 12th May 7.30pm - Working with Glossy Card & Kids Crayons $10

In this class we are going to play with beautiful Stampin’ Up Glossy White Cardstock & Inks and plain old kids crayons. Create a couple of gorgeous items to take home with you (all supplies covered in class cost.) Book your spot now!

Monday 19th May - New IB & C Night $10

Venue - Narara Valley Baptist Church

Join a whole room of other like-minded people and delve into the new products in the 2008/2009 catalogue. You will create three great projects to take home, possibly win PRIZES with the Prize Patrol and go in the draw for a FREE stamp set. Recoup your entry fee by placing an order to get yourself some fabulous new products from the NEW Idea Book & Catalogue. Or Pick-a-Prize when you book your own Home Workshop! These nights are Great Fun, so contact me now and book your spot (pre-payment needed for this one - limited spaces available).

Friday 23rd May - 7.30pm - Scrapbooking & Craft Night $5

Bring your scrapbooking or papercraft and have a night away from home. Tea, Coffee and Supper provided. Book your spot now!

Well, that's May covered. I really hope to see you at one of these events (or maybe more!) as they are heaps of fun and you can learn new techniques. Or maybe you have just been looking for somewhere local to go and commit a 'night a month' to scrapbooking. Whatever your reason, I welcome you to join me. Contact me on 0414 444 150 or at scrapalley@aapt.net.au to book in or if you have any questions.

Now to leave you with a photo (blogging is boring without photos don't you think!?). This is a little gift bag that we did at a workshop last week. It is perfect for a bunch of chocolates or a little gift and can be altered to any size gift bag. If you would like to make one of these with a bunch of friends, be sure to contact me and organise your own Home Workshop now. Again, these are LOTS of FUN!

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, April 19, 2008


This week one of my girlfriends had a milestone birthday and another friend of mine decided it would be nice to give her a surprise party. I am all for parties so my job was to make her a party hat. Of course I had to make something fit for a princess......and pink!.
She didn't have to wear it, it was just a nice decoration.

Then we had to buy or make a gift for $5 to put in a big bag to give her. I thought this was a really novel idea because it is alot harder and challenging to find something for $5 than it is for $10 or $20. So here is my gift:Details:I used a notepad from the discount store ($2.50 - under budget, yeeha!) and then cut up an old pair of the kids jeans for the pocket. I embellished the front with craft supplies I already had (notice the Stampin' Up Rhinestones and Hat Pin with jewells from the Pretties Kit - LOVE THEM!) and figure that it would all-up be no more than $5. I really liked how it turned out (luckily I bought two notepads and can make one for myself now).

Bye for now,

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


What a busy little week I have had! I came back home from Brisbane on Sunday (on a flight that took 4 hours instead of 1 hour!!!!) totally exhausted and really happy about the weekend at Convention. It was so much fun. A big thanks to all you girls that made my weekend great.

It started with check-in and us being really excited because my Upline Linda and her next level down, Cheryl both received a Demonstrator of the Year badge. This meant that they were in the top 25 in Australia!! How Exciting and a wonderful reward for their hard work this year.

We then had two days of presentations and demos and make-and-takes.

Here is a scrapbook page we got to make and I added the picture when we got home:

The end evening was a lovely dinner where they presented all the top people with stamp sets for their hard work. It was a fabulous opportunity to get dressed up and celebrate a few of the girls from the Central Coast.
This is Georgina and myself. Georgina is the number one reason myself and a number of others are now with Stampin' Up. I am really happy that I have been an avid customer for the last 18 months and now look forward to sharing this craft with as many as I can. Spread the joy as they say! As I said above, Linda, Georgina & Cheryl were up on stage for numerous awards - Well Done Girls. I am really proud of you.

Now, this week I have had a 'little' bit of time (it IS school holidays) to play with some new stuff. Ahhhh, L O V E new stuff!!! Here is an old photo of Nathan reading with his Daddy when he was just a cute little baby on the brink of 'toddlerhood'.I have used Wild Wasabi and Soft Sky cardstock from the NEW In Color range and the patterned paper is from the Petals & Paisleys Designer Series Papers. These are such GREAT value at only $11.95 for 12 double sided sheets. Perfect for co-ordination in your albums. I have also used the NEW Scallop Punch (have to say it is my FAV thing), the Cropodile (or is THIS my new fav thing?!), the new jumbo eyelets (so easy to set with the Cropodile) and some Hodge Podge Hardware. The alpha set is Big Deal Alpha and the stamps are from Boho Backgrounds & Warm Words.

If you are interested in any of these products or would like a copy of the catalogue, please do not hesitate to contact me at scrapalley@aapt.net.au and I will help you out.

Bye for now,

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Come Fly with Me....

Am off on a flying trip tomorrow....and I am very excited!! Stampin' Up Convention is on over the next weekend and a bunch of us from the Central Coast are flying up, up and away for a weekend of craft! YAY! I am hoping to learn some great new techniques, ways to make my workshops great and meet as many like-minded people as possible to 'play with'.

News from me today includes details for my first Stamp Workshop here at my place. I know a few of you are keen to get out for an evening of stamping and socialising and I have finally set a date. Here are the details:

When: Monday 12th May
Time: 7.30pm
Subject: Glossy Cardstock and Crayons
Cost: $10

Let me know if you would like to book in. There is limited space so be sure to contact me real soon to secure your place. If you need to know my address, email me at alexandrea@aapt.net.au or leave a comment here with your email address on it. I will give you more information on the class as it gets closer.

Here are a few cards & things I have made over the last couple of days:

Not sure that I really like this card. Love the paper though.

Products used: SU Polka Dots & Petals stamp set and papers

Also used the Polka Dot & Petals range for covering this little folder.
And although this one is not Stampin' Up it is my favourite card this week.
Products used: Melissa Frances Vintage Labels, Crochet Flower, SU Close to Cocoa Ink, Autumn Leaves stamp (not sure on patterned paper brand - it was a scrap piece)

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, April 6, 2008


Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. Harold Whitman

Love it!

Quick Card Share

This card used the 'Wild About You' stamp set.
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Rose Red, Chocolate & Whisper White
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Rose Red
Ribbon: Chocolate 5/8" Grosgrain

This card uses the 'Scribble This' stamp set.
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink
Other: Dazzling Diamonds, 2-Way Glue Pen, Silver Brads
'Celebrate' is from a Making Memories set

Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Finally able to show you the NEW Idea Book & Catalogue cover! Placed my first order this afternoon (couldn't wait to do it!) and now have to patiently wait for my goodies to arrive.

First thing on my list:


Second thing on my list:


Third on my list:


And a few other bits and pieces I can use for workshops. The new In Color range is just gorgeous - got me some of those inks and papers. Plus the Simply Scrappin' kits - had to get one of those too. Can't wait to do some scrapping with it.

Contact me at alexandrea@aapt.net.au if you would like to get yourself a copy of the NEW Idea Book & Catalogue. And then feel free to let me know what you would like off your list.....LOL!