With just 1 week until Pink Ribbon Day itself, we are going very well with our fundraising efforts and the gallery is full of beautiful pink creations. Well done girls. Keep it up for a great cause.
Our tally as of today is over $130.
Apart from our pink themed scrapping challenges, there's a couple of raffles happening too.
If you would like to win this complete "Wishful Thinking" kit from Fancy Pants, you can purchase your tickets in the shop here. They are just $2 each or 3 for $5 and every dollar goes directly to our fundraising tally.
Our second raffle doesn't actually cost you anything to get tickets in the draw ... you need to SCRAP. Surprise, surprise 'eh.
You will find all the details of this raffle here. And this is the prize on offer ... some Prima delicious-ness.
And speaking of Prima, have you checked out all the latest Prima producst in our shop? You will find them all in the "What's New" section so have a peek today and pop some in your cart because when they're gone, they're gone.
Our Cyber Crop is underway!!! We are celebrating all things spring over 6 creative days - I hope you enjoy the challenges and chat and of course there's plenty of prizes on offer. Check out the forum for all the details.
And just because this is our very first RES Cyber Crop, we have a SALE in the shop happening on Saturday, Sunday & Monday (18th, 19th, 20th September) ... here's the details:
20% off ALL SPRING THEMED PRODUCTS
Dusty Attic Chipboard - flowers, sparrows, bird cage, swirly vine, twigs, song birds, birds on a branch
Green Tara Apple blossoms
Fancy Pants (all products)
Maya Road - velvet blossoms, leaf trinket pins
Prima (all products EXCLUDING "What's New")
The Girls Paperie (all products)
Twiddleybitz (all products)
Pink Paislee (all products)
Use the code SPRING20 during checkout to receive your discount.
Get your orders in quickly as there are limited stocks of some items. Orders will be packed in order of receipt. Stock levels are kept as accurately as possible, however in the event that an item is sold out I will contact you to offer an alternate item or refund. It would be appreciated if you would arrange payment within 3 days of placing your order.
Dont forget our LAYBY option - you can find all the details under the "Terms" tab at the top of the website.
Sick of hearing about the up coming federal election? Sick of the media hype and constant polls and debates?
I know I am ... so on Saturday, once you've played your part in Australia's political history by casting your vote, you can forget ALL ABOUT the election ... and think about SCRAPPING!!!
If just scrapping isn't incentive enough, how about some goodies and vouchers to help get the mojo flowing this weekend?
Here's what's on offer ... MME Combo Pack of your choice - these are the new release CHA ranges and have arrived in store TODAY Prima Flowers Green Tara Flowers And the big one ... an election day only SALE!!! Stay tuned for details about this one
How do you win these goodies? 1. Scrap up a storm this weekend - Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd August. Upload all your layouts or cards or off-the-page creations to the gallery by midnight (your local time) Sunday.
You will receive 1 entry in the draw for each layout etc you upload. Please ensure your layouts/cards/projects are created this weekend only (see the competition guidelines). 2. Place an order any time between Friday 20th - Monday 23rd and for each dollar spent you will receive 2 entries in the draw. Keep your eyes peeled for details of the SALE 3. Introduce a friend to Red Earth Scrapping - your friend needs to register as a member any time between Friday 20th - Monday 23rd and you will receive 1 entry in the draw for each friend who registers. Please e-mail me with the names of your friends you invite so when I approve their registration I can be sure to put your entry in the draw. Your friends will also receive an entry in the draw, and they can earn more entries by participating in the above activities.
So are you READY TO SCRAP It is sure to be waaaaay more exciting than an election, surely ...
Did you realise Fathers Day is just 4 weeks away?
Have you made your card/s? Want to create a special page for Dad/Grandad? Well this fabulous range from Fancy Pants, aptly named "Like Father Like Son" is perfect for all things Fathers Day, and anything masculine in general. It's so versatile.
Creative Team member Susanne has created these stunning cards and layouts using this range - aren't they fantastic? And I'm sure she wont mind if you want to re-create her cards yourself.
You can find all of Susanne's inspirational creations here in the gallery.
Last week Creative Team member Mistra challenged us to use her "water distressing technique" and create a layout using lots of scrunching and generally all things distressing.
Isn't Mistra's work just sensational? This second layout uses papers, ric rac and the sweet little key up in the top right corner from our August Mini Kit which you can find here in the shop for GREAT value at just $11.00.
And our first entry in for Mistra's Mystery Challenge is from GAIL with this fantastic page ...
You can find all the details of our weekly challenges here and you have until the last Sunday of the month to get all your entries in to be in the running for a $30 shop voucher. Now who wouldn't want to go shopping for FREE???
Make sure you keep checking the shop for more new products arriving shortly and if there is anything specific you would like please dont hesitate to contact me with your request and I'll do my best to source it for you.
Here's what our Creative Team Member, Mistra, has tempted us with so far using the Mini Kit ...
And here's what I've created with the Mega Kit to tempt you with ...
Our other Creative Team member, Susanne, has been busy with Fathers Day cards and layouts using the fabulous "Father & Son" range from Fancy Pants - you can find it all in the shop here.
Here's a sneek of her beautiful work ...
Throughout July we've been running a Grand Opening Competition ... you can view all the wonderful entries in the gallery here. The Creative Team and I are currently deciding on a winner for the grand prize of a $30 shop voucher ... watch this space for the announcement.
So, once again WELCOME to RED EARTH SCRAPPING. I sincerely hope you enjoy browsing around the shop and site and participating in our creative activities and our daily chit chat. Thank you for joining me on this journey and being part of RED EARTH SCRAPPING.
Join us this Sunday, 1st August, to celebrate the opening of our site and shop. Apart from freebies, fun and games there will be a SALE ... but you will need to know the code to put in during check out. Check out the site on the weekend to get the code - make sure you let all your scrappy friends know about our exciting day and of course, the SALE.
The grand opening competition is also in its last days so you still have time to get your entries in for your chance to win a $30 shop voucher and other prizes - there is lots happening already in our gallery so please share your papercrafting with us too.
Cant wait to see you all some time during Sunday as we officially launch Red Earth Scrapping!!! I am looking forward to sharing this journey with you all.
Just 11 sleeps until the BIG day ... it's exciting (and a little nerve wracking) for me but I'm really looking forward to opening the site and shop officially. I have a few things up my sleeve to celebrate the day ... stay tuned here and in the forum for details.
Our Grand Opening Competition being run during July was a bit slow to begin with, but I'm so thrilled to return from our family holiday/road trip to see the gallery starting to fill with gorgeous entries. Thank you so much ladies, keep 'em coming and I hope there will be more people entering and joining the fun. Remember there's a generous $30 shop voucher on offer as well as a few other lovely goodies.
Have you been browsing in the shop yet? I'm slowly but surely getting all the products uploaded so make sure you take time to have a good look around. There will always be something new to take your fancy so do check back regularly. Please remember the shop will be open for trading on Sunday 1st August. I know it's hard waiting LOL but everything will be ready then and I too will be ready to pack and post all your orders!
Here's a few sneeks of our gorgeous August 2010 Red Earth Kits ...
I'm really excited about the kits and I hope you will love them too. I think you'll find there's something for everyone and every budget so make sure you pop them in your cart on opening day before they sell out.
Check out our gallery soon too for some yummy sneeks of what our Creative Team have come up with using these yummies.
WOW already it seems there's lots happening at Red Earth Scrapping today and it's all very exciting since today is the official first day for our site. I cant quite believe it.
So, WELCOME everyone, I sincerely thank you for joining me on this adventure and cant wait to share with you personally and creatively as Red Earth Scrapping grows and develops into one of the best places to be in the cyber-scrapping world!
To kick things off we're having a scrapping competition starting today and running throughout July. You can find all the details here. Major prize will be a $30 voucher to the brand new online store when it opens on 1st August and I'll have a few RAK's up for grabs as well.
Talking about competitions ... at the beginning of June I started a little challenge on our Facebook Group "30 newbies in 30 days" ... well I was totally overwhelmed that we hit the ton after just a few days and today the member count is 121. WOW what an effort, thank you everyone.
Now I promised one lucky person some gorgeous Making Memories Vintage Groove jewellery ... and that lucky person is NAOMI CARUANA!!! Congratulations, and thank you for being part of the fun. Please e-mail me your details and I will send out your prize.
And because of such a wonderful response I have another pack of scrapping goodies for another lucky member ... TINA DALTON!!! Congratulations to you too. Please e-mail me your details so I can send your prize.
... til we start the ball rolling officially at RED EARTH SCRAPPING with a scrapping competition, commencing this Thursday, 1st July.
Make sure you are all registered for the forum and gallery and joining in the chat. The final few tweaks are happening to our forum and gallery now and I must say, it's looking great. I cant wait to share with you all for real at the website.
I will also be drawing out some winners' names from our Facebook Members - remember the "30 newbies in 30 days" little contest I started? Well we're now at 121 members. WOW and WOW again. I'm just blown away. Thank you everyone for making our Facebook group so wonderful. Stay tuned to see if you're a winner.
Join us from Saturday - yep, this Saturday 26th June - to start chatting and sharing in the forum and gallery properly!!! I hope you dont mind that there are still a few things my webguy is tweaking to make it "just right" for us but it is all fully functional for chatting. Cant wait to see you all there :)
Right-o ... let's go!!! You can all now start registering for the forum & gallery (not shop yet, sorry) at www.redearthscrapping.com.au ... to try and prevent spammers, your registration will have to be approved by me so dont bombard me all at once LOL. I am hoping, hoping, hoping we will be chatting and sharing in the forum & gallery THIS WEEKEND!!! Keep everything crossed for me wont you girls, thanks :)
And during July I will be holding a massive scrapping competition ... check back shortly for more details.
Shortly we'll be able to start chatting properly as a Red Earth Scrapping community in the forum, and sharing our crafty creations in the gallery. I will let you all know here, and at our Facebook Group when we are ready to "move in".
Thank you to everyone so far who has joined me on this very exciting journey ... we are getting closer to the big kick off, and I hope you'll still keep inviting all your crafty friends to join us. I want to make sure that Red Earth Scrapping really IS your online HOME for all things papercrafting!!!
I'm so overwhelmed at the support for Red Earth Scrapping at our Facebook Group.
THANK YOU so much everyone, I appreciate it so much.
At the time of typing this post we are just 2 shy of cracking the 100 members. WOW!
As promised, I have some prizes up for grabs, so at the end of June I will do a few random draws - one of the lucky people can expect some gorgeous Making Memories Vintage Groove jewellery coming their way ;)
WATCH THIS SPACE!!!
In the mean time, the website and online store is coming along so hopefully it wont be too long before we are ready to "move in" but until then all the chat and action will be at our FB group.
... but cant share it all with you ... YET. I can tell you however that setting up a website from scratch yourself is NOT easy if you are not a computer or internet guru and I am definitely NOT :( This is the part I'm finding difficult and frustrating at the moment, however the fun part is shopping for stock. OMG there really is just soooooo much out there and with so many different wholesalers too.
I mean, take adhesives for example, do you know how many different ones there are out there? and for a multitude of uses? the mind boggles over this product alone, never mind getting onto papers and such.
Please keep your ideas and requests coming for which specific products you would like to see in the shop and if there is anything in particular you would like, dont hesitate to contact me directly and I'll do my best to get it for you.
I hope you will keep checking in at our Facebook Group and I'll post again here with more details soon. Dont forget to keep inviting all your scrapping friends to join us too.
I am excited and nervous all at once as my dream of owning and running my own scrapping business is slowly but surely coming together. The website is being put together thanks to some wonderfully talented people who I owe big time, and behind the scenes I'm working on getting the stock for the shop all organised, and planning lots of great activities for our forum and gallery.
In the mean time, there's already a wonderful group of special ladies who've joined my Facebook Red Earth Scrapping group. If you haven't already, please join us here. Please invite all your scrapping friends too.
I'll be keeping this blog and Facebook updated as we get closer to the launch dates.
I'd also love to hear any comments and suggestions you have about the site and especially anything you really want to see in the shop. If there's something in particular you really want please let me know and I'll do my best to get it in for you.