Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Kraft It Up - March Challenge...

Ok so this year is seriously going way to fast already, we are in the 3rd month how did that happen????

This month we have another great challenge for you, fantastic creative team examples and fantastic sponsors.

Scrap Therapy...

Danny and I purchased Scraptherapy as a small, pre-existing online store in July 2008, as a small part-time venture. Since then we have seen amazing growth, now offering over 10,000 products.
We have closed our other business to focus wholly on Scraptherapy, opening a Paper Craft Bricks and Mortar store in Babinda, FNQ to run in conjunction with the online site. During the last 2+ years we have learnt a whole load of stuff about e-commerce, scrapbooking, cardmaking and the people who love these hobbies.

At www.scrapthearpy.com.au you will find a fantastic gallery filled with inspiring ideas, a great community of ladies and an odd guy or two in our online forum. Our Design Team backed up by our Big Sisters offer regular competitions and challenges to help you find your mojo, and a chance to win a shopping voucher or two. Then of course there is the shop where we hope you will find all the latest and greatest products at great prices. If you can’t find what you are looking for feel free to contact me at lee-anne@scraptherapy.com.au and check to see if we can get it in for you. We often can.

All our freight is fixed at $6 whether you choose our express post service or our postage with insurance option, and orders over $60 will get a little bonus pressie popped in with their order.

I love scrapbooking and Danny can whip up a pretty good card, but our true passion is excelling in great customer service, which we hope to continue to do for years to come.

Scrap Therapy has donated a $25.00 voucher.

Scrapbook Divas...
Scrapbook Divas started in December 2005, is located in Newcastle and offers great products 24/7.

We have a very inspirational gallery, forum and design team. Scrapbook Divas also conducts monthly Divas Days Out where you can come and shop and scrap to your hearts content.

For all enquiries you can email Michelle at michelle@scrapbookdivas.com.au

Scrapbook Divas have donated a $20.00 voucher

Old Favourites Vintage Supplies...

My grandmother has always fostered my love of craft. No matter what project I would dream up she always had an endless array of tidbits to use.
You never knew what treasures she could unearth. In an age where everything is mass produced nothing compares to the 'Old Favourites' of yesteryear.

We specialise in creating themed collections full of vintage products and also stock a variety of unique embellishments.
New themed collections are being added regularly and if you can't find one to suit we are happy to create one for you.
I love adding pieces of nostalgic flair to my scrapbook pages and want to share with you the 'Old Favourites' of the past for your craft projects of the future.

Old Favourites Vintage supplies have donated a $10.00 Vintage Paper Pack..

Creative Team Promo -


Hi. My name is Julie Winks and I’m a stay at home mum with a massive creative addiction.

My husband Troy is a long suffering scrap widow and we have four incredibly active kids together, who seem to want to be involved in every sport and extra curricula activity on the planet at the moment, hence life is a big blur for me right now... and I wouldn’t have it any other way! Maddison 14, Claire 11, Cooper 7 and my little mate at home Lachlan 2, take up every second of my time... when I’m not creating or blogging!!

From my first creation about 6 years ago, I was instantly hooked and loved nothing more than sharing my pages with people. It comes as no surprise then that I was also instantly hooked on the whole ‘online’ experience.

To be brutally honest, I have no idea what my scrapping style is.... and I’ve given up trying to pigeon hole myself. Whilst whatever style i have is constantly evolving, some aspects remain constant. I love lots of white space and I am really colour driven. Colour combinations in design are always the things that catch my eye and that is always what inspires me when I create a layout... no doubt a hangover from my interior design studies at uni, which is now far too long ago to admit to!!

The thing I love about creating with kraft is that it keeps you honest. There is no opportunity to hide in printed, textured or patterned backgrounds. You are left with nothing but your style and imagination to rely on..... and that is often very refreshing. I’d love to be considered for a CT spot with KIU, because I just adore creative challenges and being involved in the creative genius that I’ve discovered at KIU.

I’ve recently been fortunate enough to be selected as a DT member for the Boxx
and you can find more about my style and activities at www.thewinksplace.blogspot.com

Here are a couple of Julie's creations...


This months challenge is to incorporate the following saying on your layout, this could be using it as your title or in your journaling...

"There is no greater gift than today"

Make sure you have your entry linked to this post no later than 11.59pm March 31st.

Here are the Creative Team examples for our March Challenge...




  1. Aweeeesome Creativity Guys!!!! :) xxx

  2. WOWEEE!!!! Love each and every one!! Look forward to seeing what everyone else does! xx

  3. These layouts are absolutely stunning! Love the talent and inspiration! TFS!

    What a beautiful saying and all of these creations are just beautiful.
    totally inspired.

  5. Gorgeous work girls.. can't wait to see everyone's creations this month!!

  6. awesome challenge, and love the dt examples...cant wait to get started on this

  7. Stunning creations, girls and another awesome challenge.

  8. wow... all so yummy! amazing talent ladies... x

  9. Wonderful challenge, I'm so glad my friend Cattis told me about this blog! I wrote the beautiful "saying" as a journaling/subtitle on my page. :) Beautiful work and inspiration from the DT.

  10. all your layouts are wonderful! I'm a 'newbie' and havent used much Kraft, but think I will be now! lol!

  11. I've seen so many awesome pages done using this challenge, so I decided I had to try my own, fab challenge!

  12. Beautiful layouts ladies...So I decided to play along too...this challenge is totally fun!! Wouldnt want to miss the chance...thanks...hugs ...just linked mine...xoxo

  13. Always beautiful inspirational challenges.....Love them all ... Have just linked up mine...thanks xxx

  14. All done! Thanks to KIU for the challenge and to Chat with Charms for getting me over here!!

  15. Oh how frustrating!! I'm on a uni placement away from home at the moment and I bought up all my supplies to do this month's LO this week (had a great idea in my head)... and then I get up here and realise... I forgot my kraft!! Gah!

    Hopefully I'll have more luck next month :(

  16. Love the versatility of this quote! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

  17. Yay, found kraft in the LSS up here today!! Just added my LO to the linky tool. My LO doesn't show much kraft but as it's still the base, I thought it would still count :)

  18. Hi, can you please remove my layout, it's been accepted for publication in the near future. Thanks :)

  19. Hi I can't upload to the Link as it says (Collection closed), but it is only 17th March. I thought we had until until March 31st???