Sunday, October 10, 2010

Christmas Workshop

SATURDAY 20th November, 2010
10am - 10pm (12 hours of scrapping)
Barrabool Hills Community Church
Function Room. 4-46 Province Blvd Highton

 Come along to our Christmas Workshop and join the other little elves having fun.
Catch up with friends and make a start on some Christmas layouts for all those photos you
intend to take this year., or better still catch up scrapping some past photos and finish making all those needed Christmas Cards. Come along dressed in Christmas theme or in Christmas colours.

Please bring along some goodies to add to our Christmas hampers, like last year, these will be given to families within the local community who just need a little extra love at this time of year.
Other money raised from Sales/Raffles will go towards purchasing another well to support a community
in a 3rd World Country. If not enough for a well, then other equipment e.g. Sewing machines, rickshaws

Competitions will be held for the best/original
- Christmas Double Page Layout
- Christmas Decoration. (please enter knowing that this decoration will be added to the hampers to bright up someone’s day and won’t be returned)

Please write on back who you would like to be seated near.

Payment MUST be received by the 31st October
Scrap and Chat -  $35
Included: Dinner, misc goodies and lots of fun.
Christmas Papers Add On  - $55
Included: Same as Scrap and Chat above
PLUS 12 new Papers, and matching die cuts - Tis the Season and Be Merry.

Please note:
I will endeavor to seat you with who you request but due to the number of people in groups increasing in size, this is not always possible.

** There is a possibility of some special classes being held during the day at an additional cost - info to follow if this goes ahead.

Please bring along plate of food to share for lunch
Dinner will be catered and provided. Please notify me of any dietary requirements.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Update - August Workshop

Thanks girls for all the fun and effort you all put in at the last crop.

We raised over $1800. Considering majority of it was from our trash and treasure sales its obvious to me that one man's trash is definatelfy another's treasure.

Congratulations to Leanne Nankervis who produced the winning layout using a mega amount of product collection around the home. I wish i had of taken a photo of this so if any of you did please send a copy to me to update this blog.

Also the Ready STeady SCRAP - from scraps was won by Debbie Johnson. She turned out an amazing layout in a 1/2 hour, loaded with little techniues, actually everyone did really well considering the stuff we gave them to work with. Here are a few of them

Thanks again to everyone for help in cleaning up and a big thank you to Sandy for helping pack the kits and Bee for helping with the set up. Couldn't have done without you.

Next workshop in November - will be a christmas theme. Further information to follow

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Thank You Sandy and Gayle

I just want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to two beautiful ladies who have been busy scrapbooking - but not for themselves but for the orphanages in Thailand. At the last Christmas crop last year I put a call out if anyone wanted to do up 12x12 pages for an orphanage in Thailand. Staff at the orphanage try to do up albums of all the little children so that when they are adopted they have something to give the new parents of their lives so far. A task that is daunting at times so any help is always welcome.

These following albums were completed by Sandy and Gayle, two gorgous ladies who have helped me out on more than just this occassion. These ladies have hearts of gold. Thank you so much. I know how much these albums will mean to the people who receive them and how much love and work you both have put into completing them.

WORKSHOP - Reuse Recycle Reduce

SATURDAY 14th August, 2010

TIME: 10am - 10pm (12 hours of scrapping)


Barrabool Hills Community Church, Function Room

4-46 Province Bvd Highton, Geelong.

ο Scrap and Chat $35

Included: Dinner, kit and lots of fun.
ο Scrap/Chat/Paper $60
Included: Same as Scrap and Chat above

PLUS 12 Papers from new ranges with matching Die Cuts/Rubons

Come and join in the fun.

Further details below on other things we will be doing throughout the day.


Whether you are a greenie or not we all have heard the saying ONE MAN'S TRASH is ANOTHER MAN'S TREASURE. At the next workshop we are about to test that theory with our TRASH and TREASURE sale.

We often joke as scrapbookers, that SHE who dies with the MOST scrapbooking supplies wins
are you really going to ever use half of the product that you JUST HAD TO HAVE and bought on impulse and now wondering why and if you are ever going to use it - I know i probably never will - though my girls love the stash i have for them now that they are allowed to use.

You know when you are scrapbooking and you are just looking for that little something to finish off your layout and you just don't have it but the person right next to you quite often does...... this happens often, and the beauty of scrapbooking together.

This workshop we are NOT going to have a "shop" as per normal but inviting all participants to go through their stash and bring along any unwanted (UNUSED) scrapping supplies you may have that you had to have at the time but since its just sat there and you're wondering what you will do with it. This could be papers, embellishments, rubons whatever - only rule is that the packets are unopened and the paper whole sheets. All this will be sorted onto tables with a minimum price attached (e.g. between 50c - $2) and money raised from these sales will go towards the cause of the day. What is left remaining at the end of the day will be boxed up and sent to one/or both of the places we have supported in the past who make albums for underprivileged/orphan children.

So start to clear out your stash and make way for some new now.

Starting from NOW - start looking around your home at things you can use on a layout.
This competition has not many rules except on your page you must use 3 recyclable items (e.g. tickets, labels, tags, lolly wrapers etc) and needs to be completed by the workshop day to be placed on the table. These will be judged by a panel of people. First prize will be a 12x12 Creative memories frame which are stunning and a gorgeous home decor piece for your home. Anyone, any age can win so start thinking about what you throw away that could be used on a layout instead.

READY STEADY SCRAP - Scrapoff competition
Scrap a layout against the clock - bit of fun using recycled items from the stash.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Scrapbooking Retreat - The Grange

We still have a couple of spare spots for the Retreat so if any of you are interested please email me as soon as you can. I would like to have all payments received now by the 10th June at the latest so i can finalise everything. Im starting to pack kits this week.

We are going for a weekend together at THE GRANGE. Macedon Ranges, Lancefield
All meals (incl. cooked Breakfast, Morning and aFternoon teas, lunch and Dinner and Accommodation) is included as well as kits and giveaways.
This is our first one as CROP FOR A CAUSE, but many of you have been on them before so i am hoping this will be the first of many. If the weekend of JUNE 25TH - JUNE 27TH is free why not come along and join in the fun and get some of those long awaited pages completed. Thats what i plan on doing.

More details and registration form can be downloaded here:

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Thank You for helping out.

Another huge THANK YOU to everyone who came to the Mother's Day crop. We raised over $1500 for Breast Cancer which was given to Aggie to pass on. It was a day full of fun and thanks to everyone who came and got into the spirit by wearing all Pink and participating in those ridiculous games i make you play. It was also Katie's birthday that day and that girls kept the theme alive and well on their table with pink food, cups, serviettes and the full on works. Thanks Carmel, Kristen, Jenni and Katie for ALWAYS making the most out of every opportunity and for your help and support.
Huge thank you to Raqual (Chandon Craft) for having an extra little "SHOP" there on the day. Its always great to be able to go and buy what you want when you need it and also thanks for donating a percentage of the sales to the cause. Also to Cindy Bishop who AGAIN was down from Queensland and attended the event. If you remember Cindy won our decorate your bra competition last year. Thanks Cindy for your love and support too.
Thanks again to PrintBlocks for helping out with prizes - thanks Andrew, you have been a great support to the Crop for a Cause and the girls love being able to have a chance to win one of these machines. The pink extra cartridge hasn't disappeared into my stash yet...LOL. Congratulations to Kylie Hatton who won the PINK Cricut - i know you had a rough couple of weeks so I personally was stoked to see you win , hope you have had some fun with the machine since. and also to Racheal Libbis who won the pink Cuttlebug. She was around the other day and said she now has to go off shopping for some embossing folders - have fun, you won't be able to stop at one.
These girls below were our lucky winners of our competitions. Im not sure how long Marelle has been making that bouquet of flowers for but it was gorgeous. The gorgeous little wishing well that Dianne made was beautiful too. Actually all the entries for all the comps, cards. layouts and Beyond the page. I wish we had more prizes but i truly thank you all for participating and getting into the spirit of the day.
Next Crop for A Cause is on 14th August. For further inquiries just email me.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Mother's Day Workshop

Crop for a Cause are joining forces again with Chandon Craft to celebrate National Scrapbook Day (Even though thats a week later) and to raise money for Breast Cancer research.
Next Workshop: Saturday 24th April
10 am - 10 pm
Where: Barrabool Hills Baptist Church
Province Bvd Highton
-Dinner Included. Giveaways, Raffles (Cricut, Cuttlebug, and lots more), Competitions, lots of laughs and fun.

$35 - Dinner included SCRAP and CHAT
$55 - All of above PLUS 12 new papers from the Tea @ Elsies and Utopia ranges.
If you would like to come please contact melissa at as soon as possible.
Also please email me a photo of YOURSELF (4x6") as soon as you can. WHY??? You will find out on the day....
You have from now until the day to get creative - keep your entries to yourself and everyone will get to vote.
THINK PINK with all entries.
You may enter one or all of the categories but only one entry for each category please.
1. LAYOUT - about your mum, or someone special
2. A GIFT - something you could give a friend or your mum for Mother's Day
3. CARD - A friendship or Mother's Day Card

Come and join in the frivolities. We plan on having lots of fun again as as always a good laugh.
Remember this from last time.....