Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Christmas Workshop

SATURDAY 3rd December, 2011
10am - 10pm (12 hours of scrapping)
Barrabool Hills Community Church
Function Room. 4-46 Province Bvd Highton

Its that time of year again when we think its more fun to give than receive.

Join other little elves and have some fun at the last workshop for 2011.

Catch up with friends. Great Fun, Great Company and lots of Prizes

Get a start on the Christmas layouts or just make some last minute Christmas gifts or cards.

Please bring along some goodies to add to our Christmas hampers and workshop cost is reduced.

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.

Money raised from Sales/Raffles will support a community in a 3rd World Country. 
If not enough raised to purchase a well, then other equipment e.g. Sewing machines, rickshaws

A Christmas Charity Scrap Off will be held on the day, which i hope most people will participate in. Even if you dont participate you can buy the kit and just use the products yourself.  It is a brand new surprise Christmas Release by Kaisercraft,that we are sure you will love.

For those participating you will have one hour to scrap a layout and top 10 will be announced and
published on the Kaisercraft blog, along with the winner of the competition. The winninng participant will also get the next two crops for FREE and a brand New Release Gift Pack of two new collections.


HELP OUT Scrap and Chat $30
by bringing along some goodies for Christmas HampersScrap and Chat $40Includes: Dinner Charity Layout Scrap Kit $25Fantastic New Christmas Range and Goodies (NOT available on the day to purchase)
Includes: Dinner

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Recycle Reuse - Workshop 15th October

SATURDAY 15th October, 2011
10am - 10pm (12 hours of scrapping)
Barrabool Hills Community Church
Function Room. 4-46 Province Bvd Highton

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
Due to the success of the recycle crop day last year, we will be repeating it again this year.
Bring along all your scrapbook supplies that you don’t want or haven’t touched and would like to donate to sell.

Please separate into 50c, $1.00, $2.00 and $5 and over. 

All money raised from these sales will go to the cause for the day - TBA
COMPETITION: Best double layout using as many as possible recycled materials

Please bring along a plate to share for lunch.

Dinner will be provided. 
(Please advise if any diety requirements)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

C4AC Winter Workshop – 9th July

Keep warm, have fun, scrapbook the day away and catch up with friends at our next workshop.
YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO GET DRESSED (well no naked women please) -
COME DRESSED IN YOUR PJ's and slippers.

SATURDAY 9th July, 2011 
10am - 10pm  (12 hours of scrapping)
Barrabool Hills Community Church
Function Room. 4-46 Province Bvd Highton

Cost $40 – Includes Dinner

In September, during my trip to South Africa, i will be visiting one of the orphanages near where i am staying.  For this workshop, all money raised from sales on the day will be presented to the orphanage as a gift to help out the children. 
In addition to this if you would like to show how much you care, and as a small token gift of your love, you could help by making a card to give to these children.  If you are interested in this please have them ready on the day of the crop so i can collect them all.
Cosy up by the heater and create a layout to blow us all away. There will be a competition to be judged on the day for the best/original
- Winter Double Page Layout 
Class – Chapter One , Two and Three
For something a little different on the day i will be running a class during the day.  This class will the same one as i recently taught up at the Scrapbook Expo in Brisbane, so if you missed out, now is your chance.  We will be using Kaisercraft’s Chapter One Range and creating three separate layouts, hence the name Chapter One, Two and Three.  Additional cost – $35
Numbers for this are strictly limited due to space.  (There is also a minimum number required to go ahead as i need to purchase products needed. For those who do the class i will let you know the photographs required in advance of the day. 
In addition to our normal competitions and giveaways we will again be having a raffle.  Prizes include a Limited Edition Black Cricut Machine. 
TO GUARANTEE POSITION GET YOUR MONEY AND FORM TO ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  NUMBERS ARE LIMITED, especially for the class - therefore positions are based on first paid basis.
Download Registration Form - HERE

Friday, March 18, 2011

Crop 4 A Cause Update

For those of you who came and supported the recent Crop for a Cause – where we were raising money for Michelle’s SIL (who has been diagnosed with MS), a huge thank you.  We raised just over $1000 for her which was a fantastic effort considering we were such a small group in comparison to normal.  As a group we have now raised approx. $50,000 if the past 3 years and that is an unbelievable effort and I really hope as a whole you are really proud of yourselves as you all have not only helped many individuals and families here in Geelong but also overseas.

Nevertheless, regardless of the numbers (yes i will check when the long weekend is on next time) we had a great day and lots of fun was had.  To the girls who participated in the Ready Steady Crops – you did so good considering the kits that i put together – i would have struggled to come up with anything that even resembled a layout.  i was having a giggle making them up and was thinking I can’t wait to see what they do with these, considering they were all old stock and things thrown together.  It shows you what a talented bunch of scrappers we have.  It is actually quite exciting because with every scrapbook mag that comes out I am starting to see some of your names filtering through in submissions that have been accepted – so congratulations girls to those of you who have been in the mags lately.  To those of you who haven’t, keep persevering – it will happen.

First Challenge.

IMG_3094Oh my gosh… the first “kit” was a bit of this and a bit of that from Empire – an old range and the girls somehow still managed to make it look lovely.  I love watching how these girls work under pressure and wish i now took a pic of the table – it seriously looked like a bomb went off.
Congratulations goes to:
1st – Angela,
2nd – Sharon
3rd - Marelle.

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Second Challenge.


This time we used some old “Rustic Charm” which in its day was actually one of my favourite papers and the girls came up with some gorgeous layouts.  Some of my favourite from the day.



Congratulations this time to:
1st – Sharon,
2nd – Leonie
3rd – Leanne


Last Challenge:


Lastly, really was probably the hardest as it was truthfully a bit of this and a bit of that but still the girls did a great job and came up with some lovely layouts.



Congratulations to:
1st – Sharon
2nd – Sharon
3rd – Maree


IMG_3131Also i just wanted to share this with you.  With the left over money we had from the Christmas Crop, where we donated 10 large hampers to families in need, supported Chez on a recent trip to the Philippines we still had enough money left over to buy this Rickshaw to help out a family in India. Again thank you to everyone who attended the Christmas Crop.  They have even put a plaque on the back from us.


For those of you who don’t realise, this is now in addition to the well we were able to fund, in late 2009, also in India.




Next C4AC Workshop is 9th July.  Registrations will go our around the end of May.

Don’t forget there is still time to register for Unmasked – May 20 – 22nd.


Thanks again ladies for your ongoing support of Crop for A Cause.



Monday, January 3, 2011

Next Workshop and Unmasked Retreat

HOLD ON TO HOPE – Crop for a Cause Workshop
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Now that I'm on a roll I'm letting you know about the next workshop and the upcoming retreat.
As i am off on teaching on the cruise this week and then to CHA registrations for both these events (yes believe it or not – early they are) can NOW be downloaded if you follow the links in the left column.
As you know we were booked to capacity at the last crop so please get in early with payment to SECURE your spot.  This will be strictly on a first in basis and payments received. 
We are raising money for a local family in Geelong whose young mum (25) has been diagnosed with MS.  (she is the sister of one of our lovely regular ladies) and we would love to show her our support and help them out.  All money raised from sales on the day will go towards this cause.
There will be more details to follow in regards to competitions etc on the day – at this moment we are just opening the registrations.
UNMASKED – Weekend Retreat
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more info:  Unmasked

Often i hear in the scrapbooking world – “I wish I could do that” – and i often think – “Well you can” if you try.   After the last workshop and the success of the little make and take – which was giving many of you the chance to try something you wouldn’t normally do (Tim Holtz inking) – these classes that are included will challenge you a little to go beyond what you are normally comfortable doing and hopefully have fun and learn something new.
We too often don’t give ourselves the chance to dream, explore our talents before we critise ourselves and tell ourselves that we can’t – so with this in mind we hope that this weekend we can encourage you a little in your crafting but also personally to have the courage to do and BE what you have hidden away inside you..
This again is limited numbers.  Realise the cost to some of you maybe a little high but please bear in mind this cost includes the cost of 4 classes, kits and giveaways, ALL meals and accommodation. 
There is also a discount if you pay early.  As it just after Mother’s Day, for some of you it may be what you just need – so why not ask hubby to contact me or Al  for a gift voucher…..(that would be extra special wouldn’t it).
We hope that at the end of the weekend you will have an extra shot of confidence installed and that you can go out and tackle some of the things you just haven’t had the courage to try.
“It’s not who you are that holds you back  – its who you think you’re not!”

Christmas Workshop Wrap Up

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with friends and family.  For some who have lost loved ones this year I know this Christmas would have been hard to get through and thoughts were with you.
For me it was the usual extremely busy day where you try to fit more than you should into it all and eat waaaay tooo much.  But it was great to sit back and watch the excitement on the girls faces and as usual they are very expressive.
Here are some pics from the last crop
These clever girls entered the quick cards competition.  They all managed to make some gorgeous cards in limited time.  How they do it – we all want to know.
First second and third placegretters  for our Ready Steady Scrap competition.  Well done, Cherrie, Deb and Bec (sorry about the pic Bec, your eyes are closed)  These girls whipped up a layout in 1/2 hour.  Great work.  Congrats too to Bec if you haven't already caught up on the news – Bec had another beautiful little baby boy (Toby James) just prior to Christmas.
Thank to the gorgous judges for helping out on the day too. Thanks Al, Richelle IMG_1939
and Kylie for helping out .
Huge thank you to PRINTBLOCKS again (and Andrew) for generosity and help with the prizes
The layout competition was won by Bec Beatie  (you were on a roll)075
followed up by Jo Stokoe.  This was unreal – the whole tree just folds up
Fantastic effort girls – thanks so much to everyone who entered and for all of you who entered the Christmas decoration competition.  Sorry i didn’t get photos of everything.

Can’t go by without thanking Karni for buying MY tree.  I still haven’t had another one remade but who can say no when the money raised from auctioning it went to a good cause.
We were able to make up 9 huge hampers.  These all found there way into the hands of needy families – a huge thankyou to Jenni and Therese Fox for helping out here .  Also other money as you know was given to Chez prior to crop for her trip to the Phillipines – where she put it to great use with the childrens home.  Chez will send me some pics later to post.  Also after the day we had enough money left over to also purchase a rick shaw for a family in India to help them become self dependant. – again photos to come.
So once again thank you to everyone who came and supported Crop for A Cause. We look forward to the next one.