Sunday, 30 September 2012

OCTOBER Mystery BOX challenge

Amanda here,

A day early.... in a few hours and I will be on a plane to Qatar. I am a Speech Pathologist and specialise in technology for students with disabilities. I have a contract to present 2 days of workshops to educators over there. What an amazing opporunity right? So thats my life - speechie by day, scrapper by night!

Here is this months challenge:

Please create a layout or project using the following core ingredients:

* Cardstock base
* Sticker words
* Hexagons
* Dimension - use elements and foam tape to make the layout pop!

You can add some staples from your stash, but these four ingredients must feature strongly!

Here are my samples (so inspired, that I made two layouts!)

Kraft base and wonderful Theresa Collins papers and stickers - perfect for scrapping a photo of me with her.

beautiful MME papers.....
Please upload your pages by the end of the month for a chance to win a prize.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Important RES Announcement

"The time has come the walrus said ... for RES to move ahead."

After much soul searching and some serious debating (both practical and emotional), I have decided it is time to allow someone else to continue the Red Earth journey, and take my baby to the next level.

The last 2 & and half years have been the most wonderful experience - my dream of combining my passion of scrapbooking with a business venture became reality and flourished. I achieved my goal of creating a warm and friendly community, developing beautiful friendships and providing great products, at great prices with great service. The "work" is always enjoyable and easy to manage.

They say all good things must come to an end, but I see this as the next chapter for RES, and for myself. It's not the end, it's really the beginning, an opportunity for YOU to now take on the business and make it your own, take it further and keep Red Earth Scrapping alive and well in the industry.

It's time for me to focus on our farm business, our family and my new job.

So I now extend the invitation to you, and the Australian Scrapbooking community, and am calling for Expressions of Interest for the sale of Red Earth Scrapping.

We have an excellent online presence, an established name, image and fully functioning website, and a huge database of customers.

Please contact me directly at for details of business facts and figures and other information. All enquiries will be treated confidentially.

In the mean time however it will be business as usual at Red Earth Scrapping.

With the arrival of spring there's been an influx of gorgeous new products in the shop. Our monthly challenges are all happening as per usual and the daily chit chat, forum swaps and gallery inspiration continues.

happy shopping & happy scrapping!

~ Helen ~

Monday, 10 September 2012

Spring Paper Sale - 3-3-3!!!

What is 3-3-3 you ask?
Here's the deal with our Spring Paper Sale -

For every 3 sheets of paper you purchase, you receive 33% off the paper!

NEW papers are included!
99c papers are included!
All stock under the "patterned paper" category is included!
All cardstock is included!

But you must buy a minimum of 3 sheets (from any/all shop categories) and from there, buy in lots of 3 in order to receive the 33% discount.

Just enter "paper33" in the discount code box during checkout to redeem this awesome sale deal.

Hurry, offer ends at midnight Friday 14th September.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Cyber Crop WINNERS!!!

Goodness, what an AWESOME month August was. RES celebrated its second birthday with a massive, month-long cyber crop, incorporating a theme very dear to me personally, Year Of The Farmer 2012!

I really hope you enjoyed the month, so without further ado, it's time to announce the WINNERS!

First up, claiming the hotly contested QUEEN title, is -


Congratulations Angie - she completed every single challenge, including all the quiz questions.

The winner of my Blind Scrap Challenge is -


The winner of Amanda's Farm Inspiration Board Challenge is - 

Karen M!

The winner of Susanne's Minimalistic Challenge is - 


Congratulations to our winners and a huge congratulations and thank you to EVERYONE who took part. It has been so difficult choosing winners so I didn't want to rush it. I have thoroughly enjoyed browsing the gallery and as always, am impressed with the amazing array of creative talents and the beautiful group of ladies that share with us at RES.

I will contact the winners with details of your prizes.

Once again, CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU everyone for joining in the fun!

PS. I will post the quiz question answers soon, I know you're hanging to find out what you got wrong LOL!!!

Monday, 3 September 2012

September Sketch Challenge

Here's the September Sketch courtesy of Stuck?! Sketches (used with permission) again this month and yes, it's another great sketch. Been a little while since we've had the Stuck Sketches so I hope you'll get right into it.

Remember we use both their sketches each month for our challenge here.

Hidden journalling - there's no specific place in this sketch for journalling but you all know I'm passionate about it. This time I want to see LOTS of heartfelt journalling. Make sure you put the basic details down, but go another step further and put your thoughts on paper, use a poem or song lyrics, whatever suits your photo.
Be as creative as possible with the hidden journalling placement - it could be a series of slide out cards or tags, or perhaps that big central photo might lift up to reveal the story. Use your imagination ...

Sunday, 2 September 2012

September Mystery Box

Hi everyone.....
Amanda HERE!

September crept up on us didn't it?

Here is this months MYSTERY BOX September Challenge....

Create a layout or card using the following ingredients:
* Fussy cutting, ie. handcutting shapes/flowers/designs from patterned paper

* Machine Stitching
* Paper roses
* Use must use  PRIMARY COLOURS  in any combination- red, blue and yellow
Remember you can add your own pantry staples, but you must stick to the core ingredients as much as possible!
Here is my layout:

I used this paper: from the 99c clearance section and fussy cut the banner from the paper. But the yellow flowers is already sold out - sorry! ;(
The B side to this paper: provided the perfect background.
This paper was perfect as the strip:
Helen has the best range of paper roses in store:

Add brads, machine stitching, letters, journalling and my page was done!

Hope you join us this month!

Please upload your layout by the end of September for a chance to win a voucher in store.