Monday, January 31, 2011


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 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 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

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


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

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...


  1. Another awesome challenge, KIU and such gorgeous creations from the CT.......just beautiful.

  2. loving this challenge..also the dt examples are absolutely stunning... and thanks for a year of great challenges, ive enjoyed and participated in every single challenge youve had,

  3. OMG what amazing inspirational DT layouts here, looking forward to this challenge. Melx

  4. what incredibly talented CT LOs.....i luv each one....can't pick a fave!!!
    great chllge for this mth!!! awesome!

  5. HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY KIU!!! What an amazing year...I have loved every challenge! Gorgeous work girls, can't wait to see what you all do :)xx

  6. Happy Birthday KIU!!
    Love this challenge - and I adore all the samples the Creative Team have provided - beautiful inspiration girls.
    Can't wait to play along with this one :0)

  7. WOW!!! All the DT layouts are fab!!!! All so different and all so very excellent!!!!!!

  8. Awesome colour challenge Mel!
    & all the CT samples are just stunning - well done girls.

    Looking forward to playing along with this months challenge :)

    Happy 1st Birthday KIU :))

  9. WoooooooW!! Awesome Creativity Teamers!!! :)

  10. WOW!! wat a CT team toooo much talent Luv them all :)

  11. GEE! Soooo much Talent here... Absolutely Outstanding Layouts from all the CT- Ladies.....

  12. I love the versatility in your challenges - the colour scheme this mnonth caught my eye straight away!! Thanks KIU

  13. This is my first time participating. Thanks for a great challenge! I had a lot of fun with this. Thanks to the creative team too for the fabulous inspiration!

  14. My first time here at Kraft it Up! I'll definitely be back! Thank you for the fun challenge!

  15. This is my first time here and I loved playing along! Thanks for a great color challenge!