Monday, January 31, 2011

FEBRUARY CHALLENGE

Welcome to February and Kraft It Up's 1st birthday!!!!

I still can't believe it has been a year since we started Kraft It Up, hoping that it was going to be something that everyone wanted to be a part of, hoping that you shared our love of Kraft and that we would provide plenty of inspiration for our readers.

I want to say a HUGE thank you to our sponsors who have so very generously donated prizes each month to our readers, part of Kraft It Up's success is due to having amazing store owners like you who continue to support our site.

To our Creative Team members, past and present, a big thank you to all of you for all your hard work creating amazing layouts that provide inspiration to our readers and also having the very hard task of having to vote each month...

Lastly I want to thank YOU our readers, without your support and participation we wouldn't be here, we love seeing everyone's takes on the challenges each month so thank you for all your hard work creating stunning layouts for us...

Here are this months 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.


Anna's Craft Cupboard...
Anna’s Craft Cupboard wishes to congratulate Kraft It Up on their first birthday!

As part of the birthday celebrations we are sponsoring this month with a $25 gift voucher.

Operating for nearly five years now, Anna’s Craft Cupboard stocks all the major brands of scrapbooking supplies and with CHA 2011 releases already starting to arrive, there is something new in store just about all the time!

We offer excellent service and free postage on orders over $75.
We have a wonderfully talented design team with new projects being posted to our blog and gallery regularly.

Please stop by – we’d love to see you!


Scrapbook Divas...

Here is a little about 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

2 Crafty...


2Crafty strives to offer affordable and versatile laser cut chipboard products to the Australian and International Craft market.
2Crafty’s products are manufactured here in Australia and offer products suitable for scrapbooking, cardmaking, altered art, invitations and mixed media, and with over 700 designs, every area has been covered.

2Crafty’s owner Vanessa, stumbled on the demonstration of the laser cutter at one of the Sydney craft fairs back in 2006 and although her background was Human Resources and payroll her creative mind could see unlimited possibilities and so began her journey into the world of a craft wholesaler.


2Crafty designs are supported both locally and in the overseas market and Vanessa strives to offer the highest level of customer support, and is happy to discuss personalized orders with customers via their local scrapbooking store.


2Crafty also offers a fabulous blog that is updated weekly with projects created from its wonderful Design Team which includes the very talented Anthea Peterson, Kerryn Fry, Belinda Howlett, Susan Longman and 2011 Master – Michelle Winston.


The 2Crafty website, although a wholesale website, offers you a birds eye view of all the wonderful designs that it offers.
Make sure you check out the stockist list and don’t be afraid to ask your local store to order products that they may not have in stock.


2Crafty is delighted to be sponsoring Kraft it Up! And hope you enjoy playing along with the wonderful challenges that the girls set for you.


2 Crafty have donated a $25.00 product pack...

Wicked Princesses...

Wicked Princesses is an online scrapbooking store specialising in scrapbooking kits and home of the My Vintage Blossoms handmade flowers,dyed doileys,trims and critters by Krissy Christie.

Each month we have 4 sketch challenges and the winner is always drawn by random draw as well as a DT challenge and kit challenge so theres loads of monthly inspiration as well as our cybercrops so there are heaps of chances to win vouchers at WP!

Our forum is a warm and friendly place to come along and chat to the other princesses :)Each month our talented Designer Princesses create examples with the kits in store and step by step layouts to inspire everyone.

I am always listing new products in the WP shop and each month offer a $20.00 voucher to one lucky shopper! The lucky order # draw includes all orders over $25.00 and is randomly drawn so the more you shop the better your chances to win,and who doesnt want a chance to be rewarded for shopping!

I also offer FREE postage on all orders over $70.00 :)

Hope to see you at Wicked Princesses soon :) xx


Wicked Princesses have donated a $15.00 voucher.

Scrap Addix...
Scrapaddix was created due to a passion for Scrapbooking, like most avid Scrapbookers and Paper crafters we can never get enough, I was introduced to this craft about seven years ago and my enthusiasm never stops growing.
I hope to offer you lots of ideas and inspiration on our gallery with our Scrapbooking Designers and will continue to keep you informed of the Scrapbooking Sales, Discount Offers and raffles with some great Scrapbooking products as prizes that we will offer throughout the year, We look forward to making your visit with us a pleasant one.


Scrap Addix has donated a $10.00 Voucher

Creative Team Promo - February

LAUREN BELL...

My name is Lauren Bell.
I live on a cattle property in Queensland with my farmer husband and 3 little darlings (sometimes!), Lachlan (6), Michala (4)and Darcie (1).

I started scrapping not long after Lachlan was born and was hooked pretty much straight away!
My style is constantly changing and I love drawing inspiration from fellow scrappers through magazines and the WWW.

Most of my layouts are either on white or Kraft cardstock.
I love being part of the KIU team - the rest of the CT amaze me with what they produce every
month.




Now to this months challenge, which is a COLOUR Challenge...

You need to create a layout on KRAFT using the following colour combination...

Entries need to be linked to this post no later than 11.59pm 28th February to go in the running for one of the amazing prizes above...

Here are this month's Creative Team examples...

Tara Scobie...
Nadia Cannizzo...
Michelle Winston...
Melinda Thompson...
Lou Nelson...
Lauren Bell...
Julie Winks...
Jasmine Shae...
Felicity Wilson...
Nic Pomeroy...
Crystal Bowman...
Cathy Cafun...




Thursday, January 13, 2011

Queensland Flood Appeals...

We have all heard the devastating effects the floods are having in Queensland, so much heartbreak for families losing or missing loved ones, losing everything they own, it is just unfathomable...

I just want to post on both Kraft It Up and White With 1 a couple of links for some sites that Sherry Mendozza & Sharryn Thompson have created to help fundraise for the families of Queensland and also a couple of links for monetary donations.

Firstly is the Rising Flood Appeal

"I am asking that you scrap a page that will be appropriate to go into a memory album for a family so that all they need to do is add photos. Hopefully they will have friends and family who can supply them with photos as no doubt they will all be lost too.
If you aren't a scrapbooker, don't worry you won't miss out, you could make a card for a family or a small gift that could also be passed on. I'm sure anything you make will be greatly appreciated by the flood victims."

Please send them too:
Rising Waters
C/O PO BOX 584X
LEUMEAH NSW 2560

***PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH***.
This is for memory gifts ONLY.

You can view more details on the blog that is regularly updated HERE or by using the link above.

Second link is for Your Creative Journey Silent Auction for Queensland Flood Victims.
General Information:
Our Auctions will be starting on Thursday January 13 at 8pm and will run for 48 hours... some of our first Auction items include a GORGEOUS ART JOURNAL from Jilly G-Groves and a DONNA DOWNEY WORKSHOP at Pages 2 Scrap in Tuggerah, NSW... go to our DISCUSSION PAGE and read all the terms and conditions then email us for your AUCTION PADDLE NUMBER!!
Mission:
To raise funds for the QLD flood victim through the kindness of creative artists.
Description:
Funds will be donated to Red Cross.
There are already 7 fantastic items up to bid for so please use the link above and help in any way you can :-)

Just another couple of links if you would like to donate...

RSPCA Queensland

Queensland Government Premier's Flood Appeal

Hope you can help out in some way no matter how big or small....

Thank you

Mel x

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Kraft It Up December Winners...

Terribly sorry this post is so late getting out, I was waiting to hear back from a sponsor, we had a fantastic number of entries for December and an amazing array of stunning layouts entered which made the voting for the Creative Team extremely difficult.

Once again a HUGE thanks go to our sponsors for this month...

So here are the winners....

The winner of the Scrap Therapy $25.00 Voucher...
is Jasmine Shae...
The winner of a $20.00 Voucher and Free Post from Handmade by Suzanne...is Rachael Funnell...

The winner of a Product Pack to the Value of $20.00 from Sweet Vintage is...is Katie Howard....

The winner of a $20.00 Scrapbook Savvy Voucher is...is Ebony Van Dan Starre...

The winner of the $20.00 Voucher from Scrap Addix...is Kate Middleton....

The winner of a $15.00 Voucher from Scrap N Craft With T...is Chloe Neilson...

The winner of the BONUS Christmas Kit from Old Favourites Vintage Supplies is Sharmaine Kruijver...
If the winners can please email me at: kraft.it.up@hotmail.com and let me know your contact details to pass on to the sponsors....

Sunday, January 2, 2011

KRAFT IT UP - JANUARY 2011

It's January 2011!!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to a new year of Kraft It Up, next month we celebrate our 1st Birthday, I still cant believe it was 12 months ago that I started this amazing blog!!!

This month we have a fantastic challenge for you, it also comes with sad and exciting news, we introduce our new Creative Team and sadly say goodbye to some of our original CT members who have been with me from the start, I just want to say a HUGE thank you t you all :-)

So lets get to it, this months challenge is...

~ Create a layout based on the theme SUMMER and you must also use a SUMMER word in your title, using Kraft cardstock as your base...

I am sure we all have got some fantastic summer piccies so we want to see them, link your entry to this post by midnight 31st January to be in the running for the amazing prizes below....

The current Creative Team...

Nic Pomeroy...
Tara Scobie...
Lauren Bell...
Melinda Thompson...
Michelle Winston...
Felicity Wilson...
Lou Nelson....
Here are the Creative Team members who have finished their time with Kraft It Up, we want to thank them for an amazing year and for all their hard work and stunning creations!!!

Deb Kupfer...
Kerryn Fry...
Niq Follett...
Wendy Smith...
Linda Eggleton...

Now please make welcome the newest members of the Kraft It Up Creative Team, every month starting from February we will have a Feature of one of the KIU Creative Team, please leave some love for the NEW CT and the Departing CT...

JULIE WINKS...
CRYSTAL BOWMAN...
NADIA CANNIZZO...
CATHY CAFUN...
JASMINE SHAE...

This months fabulous sponsors are...

SCRAP THERAPY..
Scrap Therapy are offering a $25.00 voucher.

SCRAP ADDIX...
Scrap Addix are offering a $10.00 Voucher.

HANDMADE BY SUZANNE...
Handmade by Suzanne are offering a $20.00 Voucher

OLD FAVOURITES VINTAGE SUPPLIES...
Old Favourites Vintage Supplies are offering a $10.00 Voucher

SCRAPBOOK DIVAS..
Scrapbook Divas are offering a $20.00 Voucher

Please remember to go and support our sponsors who so generously offer such wonderful prizes for the readers of Kraft It Up!!!

Scrap Addix are having a SALE...

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS, WE THANKYOU FOR YOUR CUSTOM IN 2010 AND HOPE YOU WILL EXCEPT THIS TOKEN OF OUR APPRECIATION.

NEW YEAR SALE

FROM 50% OFF INCLUDING CLEARANCE ITEMS.

Starts tonight at Midnight ends Midnight Sunday.

USE CODE NYE11 AT CHECKOUT

Every order receives a Raffle ticket for the New Cuttlebug drawn in Jan 2011.

* Minimum order $20.00 (excludes postage)
* All prices are currently 10% off RRP
* No Backorders
* No Gift Vouchers
* No Challenge Prize Packs