Saturday, December 31, 2011


WELCOME to a NEW YEAR 2012, I cant believe its here already!!!!!!!!

I want to wish everyone who reads the blogs, KIU, WW1 & STB a FANTASTIC and safe year and I look forward to having another great year with the blogs!!!

On a sad note, this month we say goodbye to 3 of our current Creative Team members, Julie Winks, Jasmine Shae and Cathy Cafun, I have been priviledged to have had these girls on the KIU CT, they are wonderful ladies and have an amazing talent when it comes to scrapbooking, thanks so much girls for all your hardwork!!!!!!!!

This month we have 3 fabulous sponsors again...

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.

Our freight charges for orders up to $25 is $9.00, orders between $25 to $100 stay at $6 and orders over $100 are now free.

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 have donated a $25.00 voucher.


Scrapware is an Australian owned and operated wholesale business, located in Croydon, Victoria.

Created by Ange Connolly following her passion for scrapbooking, card making and “all things creative”, Scrapware designs and laser cuts embellishments and beyond the page projects. After spending some time teaching Scrapbooking classes, Ange identified the need for good quality, innovative and fresh embellishments for scrapbooking/card making and off the page projects to complement products already on the market.

From this, Scrapware was born!

Always striving to create new and innovative products to add to their existing broad range, Scrapware releases new products regularly. Trends and ideas are constantly changing and evolving, and with this in mind, Scrapware is also constantly evolving and along with her design team, spends many hours designing new products.

For inspiration, you can visit us at and also come see us on Facebook - Scrapware Australia.

Scrapware has donated a $20.00 prize pack.

My name is LeAnne Payne and I am the owner, operator and creative force behind Joyful Scraps. Joyful Scraps has been in business for four years and is going from strength to strength. Our retail online store is open 24 hours a day so you can shop in your pj's if you want to - wink.

Joyful Scraps has fantastic range of classes and weekend away retreats to keep our customers creatively energized.

Joyful Scraps has a huge range of products for all levels of scrap booker. Joyful Scraps has a monthly embellishment pack to help your creative mojo along.

Our motto is "make your dollar go further with Joyful Scraps". And our focus is on customer service. Every customer is important to us.

I have been a scrap booker officially for about 7 years now. Before I ever heard of scrapbooking I was putting together journals and 'this is your life' inspired family tributes. And as a young girl I had a love for stationery, when I found scrapbooking I felt like all the planets had aligned :)

My style is influenced by what I have to play with, owning Joyful Scraps gives me an opportunity to source fantastic products that I know scrap bookers will love.

Recently we have updated our logo to include this delightful Tortoise. The reason for doing this is that just like the children's fable of the Hare and the tortoise, Scrap booking is not a race, it is a journey, so be a tortoise!

A happy day for me is when my family is happily occupied so that I can create!

Joyful Scraps is offering a $20.00 Voucher

Now on to the challenge....


As it is summer holidays for the majority of us, this month will be a colour challenge, something easy and fun!
Now please remember your base still must be Kraft Cardstock or Kraft Patterned Paper, you can then add the additional colours from the swatch!

Entries close 31st January at midnight.

Here are the Creative Team's stunning layouts...



  1. These all look great. cAn't wait to get started on this one!

  2. Wonderful wonderful creativity Guys :) :) :)

  3. What a fun challenge. And thank you for giving me another excuse to scrap with kraft CS, lol!

  4. How fabulous do all these bright layouts look? What a great challenge this month.