Monday, January 20, 2014

Weekend scrapbooking retreats in S.E. Queensland

Are you looking for a great value weekend away to scrapbook or work on your papercraft projects?  Queensland Scrapbooking Retreats have posted their 2014 retreat dates on their website.  The first one is 16-19 May at Kilcoy and the other is 9-12 October at Bribie Island. Make new friends or come along with a group (and still make new friends!).  To book, go to the website or to obtain further info.  You can also call Ann on 0413 21 6096 for further details.  Go on, you know you want to!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Scrapbooking / Papercrafts Weekend Retreat - North Brisbane

Queensland Scrapbooking Retreats next weekend retreat is being held on 3-6 May in Kilcoy, about and hour and a bit from Brisbane.  Kilcoy is a lovely little country town and the atmosphere adds to a wonderful relaxing weekend.

These retreats are great value with everything included (accommodation, all meals, class & kit, challenge kits, goodie bag, demos etc).  Accommodation is motel rooms - no bunk beds here or dorm style rooms!!

Numbers are capped for the weekend, so if you are interested in going along don't leave it too long to register by visiting the website

Payments are easy via Paypal.

This retreat is for 3 whole days (in Friday afternoon and out Monday afternoon) but 2 day packages are also available and local participants are welcome to join in.

We hope to see you there.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

2013 ScrapFX Design Team Call

Love playing with chipboard? Passionate about scrapbooking? Obsessed with crafting? Want to join the Scrap FX Design Team and let your creativity run wild? Scrap FX produces high quality laser cut products for worldwide distribution in the Scrapbooking and Art and Craft industries. We have an exciting opportunity for talented scrappers, off the page artists and card makers to join the 2013 Scrap FX Design Team. We are looking for artists of all styles – graphic, mixed media, traditional, shabby chic, artsy, contemporary…
As a Scrap FX Design Team Member you will have access to the latest and greatest in chipboard designs, be part of creating new trends and ideas in the market place and have fun playing with the huge range of Scrap FX products.

  • Be available to participate in the Design Team for a 12 Month term.
  • Submit a minimum of 3 Projects per month to Scrap FX, including at least 2 Layouts.
  • Supply a basic description of at least one project (monthly), either highlighting a particular technique or idea that is represented in the project, or a step by step instruction.
  • Applicants must have a current Blog on which to post their projects and allow Scrap FX to post projects and techniques on the Scrap FX Website/Blog.
  • Applicants must be able to photograph and present projects in an aesthetically pleasing, web friendly format.
  • Scrap FX Design Team Members must be exclusive to Scrap FX as a chipboard manufacturer. You may be a member of other Design Teams; however you must not be a member of a team for a competing chipboard manufacturer or distributor.
  • Local and international applications welcome.
  • As a Scrap FX Design Team Member you will be supplied with a generous New Release Product Kit and three products of your choice from our existing range each month. Plus Design Team Members may purchase any of our unique and exciting products at a discount price.
  • Scrap FX will promote your work on the Scrap FX website and Blog. On occasion Scrap FX may require your projects for use as promotional material in the Retail Sector.
  • Industry recognition and networking opportunities.
  • Be part of an inspirational group of people who love creating and developing scrapbooking/art supplies.
  • Email submissions to by 1st March, 2013. Please put ‘Design Team’ in the subject line and include 6 projects (at least 4 Layouts) in your submission. Show us what you can do with chipboard. Please keep total file size to below 3MB.
  • Please include your name, postal address, contact phone number, email address, and a link to your blog/website address.
  • Tell us a little about yourself and why you would like to the part of the Scrap FX Design Team.
  • Briefly describe your artistic style, inspiration and experience (how long have you been scrapping?)
  • List any companies or businesses you have designed for in the past or with whom you work currently (you do not need to have any experience on a Design Team to apply).
  • List any projects you have had published in mainstream media; for example in Scrapbook Memories Magazine (you do not need to have been published to apply).
Applications close March 1st, 2013 and we will announce our next Scrap FX Design Team on the Scrap FX Blog on March 15th 2013.
Good luck - we can’t wait to see your wonderful creations…

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Dusty Attic Design Team Call

We are very excited to announce the 2013 Design Team Call for The Dusty Attic!  We are looking for dedicated designers who love Dusty Attic chipboard.  International applicants are welcome!
Please email the following information to .  
Please include ‘DT Submission’ as your subject.  Deadline for submissions is October 31, 2012.
* Name
* Email
* Mailing Address
* Phone Number
* Blog Link
* Link to Resume
* Short Bio
* List of Current Design Teams
* Links to all active galleries including
* Photos of FOUR (4) Projects.  (Please submit images at approx. 600 pixels.)
       (3) Layouts
       (1) Altered project

If selected, each member will serve a 12 month term.  We compensate generously with our products and require the following from each member each month:
* (3) projects (layouts or off-the-page; two cards equals one project) and (1) ATC
* Active participation on the Dusty Attic Ning site
New designers will be notified as soon as possible and the new Design Team will be a
announced on November 14, 2012.  
We look forward to receiving your applications.  Good Luck!
-The Dusty Attic Admin
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Friday, October 5, 2012

Multi-Photo Sketch Challenge

Multi-Photo Scrapbook Layouts is running another Sketch Challenge this month.  This time it is a Sketch Challenge from Becky's Page Maps and there are two pieces of criteria to it being:-

  • The subject of the layout is to be "About Me", and
  • 3 things about you that make you "YOU"

We always seem to scrap about everyone else and forget about ourselves, so it's good to be able to set the focus on us now and then. Here is the sketch:-

Also to keep with the theme of the blog, you must have at least 3 photos on your layout.  We are looking forward to seeing what your creations will be and don't forget we have a prize voucher for the winner being a $10 voucher from A2Z Scraplets, manufacturers of some great chipboard designs.

You have until midnight 31 October (Australian Eastern Time) to submit your entries. Please send an image of your layout to

Good luck and remember to have fun with this Challenge!!