Sunday, September 26, 2010

Our Wedding Album

As you know we had the joy of participating in a wedding over the retreat weekend. It was such a classy and moving affair which everyone enjoyed immensely! Well, now is the time to share the wedding album with you so you can remember with fondness the beautiful union between Kerri and Brian.

The handsome groom getting ready for the big moment.

Brian and his mum have a special moment before the ceremony.

Brian's sisters looking simply gorgeous as bridesmaids for the event.

The stunning bride with her beautiful sister, who was the one to give her away.

The bride is just glowing as she walks down the isle!

Feel the love as the bride and groom see each other for the first time on their special day.

They can't contain their joy and love for each other as the ceremony runs.

The compulsory portraits after the ceremony, with everyone starting to relax.

All the single ladies reach up and hope that they will catch that bouquet and be the next one down the isle!!

What a beautiful wedding! Thanks to all the ladies who joined in on this special event!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Timetable for the Weekend

Hi Everyone

Here is a brief timetable for the weekend .........
  • Thurs 5.00pm Arrival Time
  • Thurs 6.00pm Dinner
  • After Dinner free scraptime
  • Fri 7.30am Breakfast
  • Fri approx 9.00am 1st class to start - Prima Class
  • Fri 12.30pm Lunch
  • After Lunch Heartfelt Creations Stamping Class
  • Fri 6.00 Dinner
  • Fri approx 7.30 "Wedding Fashion Parade"
  • then spare time for scrapping
  • Saturday times will be the same as Friday with the other 2 classes happening before lunch and after lunch.
  • Sunday the same (no classes though) with departure approx 2.00pm

Right now I am in the process of allocating Bedrooms and also crop tables, please give me a call if you have any special requests here, but we always do our best to group friends etc together. For all those who have been to Brookfield before we have the bottom craft room this time, and our shop will be in the tv room, just for something different. And we have the higher rooms.

Please give us a call at the shop on 3378 7257 if you need any more info. Otherwise we will see you from 5.00pm Thursday.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Hi Everyone,

Only 2 more sleeps to go!! Our Retreat at Brookfield is nearly here, so here are some details about the weekend.

Dates: Thursday 23rd September to Sunday 26th September - arrival time on Thursday is any time after 5pm (this is the time the conference centre has indicated to us). Departure will be after lunch on Sunday.

Address: Brookfield QCCC, 179 Gold Creek Road, Brookfield. Click on this link for further information about the address of the conference centre:-

Sleeping Arrangements: You are required to bring your own linen - this includes towel, washer, bath mat, pillow, sheets, blankets/sleeping bags. Alternatively, you can hire linen from the venue at an additional charge. Please let us know if you require linen to be hired.

Meals: All meals (from Thursday dinner to Sunday lunch) are included over the course of the Retreat. If you want, you can bring along extra snacks (lollies etc).

Special Dietary Requirements: If you have not already advised us, please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements so that we can notify the venue.

Downtime: There will be some downtime during the course of the Retreat. For those who have not been to a Scrapbook City Retreat before, now is the time for you to tackle some of the projects that you have been meaning to get around to! Bring these along to work on in between workshops. Don't forget to bring your self-healing mat, any tools and adhesives that you might need over the weekend and any projects you would like to work on.

Mini Shop: As we have previously done so, we will once again have a Mini Shop at the Retreat. We will have the basic products here, but we also have the option of ducking back to the shop should you have any special requests.

See you all on Thursday!!

Kerri & Leisa

Friday, September 17, 2010

Album Class

Hi Ladies

I had forgotten that I had posted this picture earlier, but here it is again of the album class (this is one of the classes that has not arrived yet). The colours are primarily deep maroon, grey, yellow, orange and green. If you click on the picture you should get a better look.
But to make it easy for you to organise your photos if you were to bring ........
1 x 6x8
2 x 5x7
30 x 4x6 (some of these are cut down)
But of course we can help you to make any size photos work. I think that even putting photos on at home after the retreat will work as well.
We will let you know as soon as we know the eta of this class, if you wanted to come in for a look before Thursday, I should know more on Monday.
see you all soon, Leisa

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Update on Classes

Hello Everyone

Can you believe it is just 6 more sleeps to go, how exciting. Now I know that many of you are very keen to organise photos etc, so we have 2 projects ready to show you today. (Many of you know that we are still waiting on stock to come, so as yet 2 classes have still not arrived).

But any way, what you all have been waiting for, here is the Prima Layout.

Ang has created this Layout for us, hasn't she done a wonderful job. Ang has used a landscape 6x4 photo, but a 5x7 would work as well.

Now most things are included in your class kit, but extra things you might like to use are

- paper distressor (either the pink Heidi Swapp or the Tim Holtz ones do an excellent job)
- brown or black ink to distress the edges
- black pen for journaling
- 1 1/2 inch scalloped circle punch or Spellbinders for the title (SBC will be bringing these along if you don't have any)
- mounting tape

Now the 2nd class is going to be a stamping class, using some new stamps from Heartfelt Creations, plus something new that is exclusive to Heartfelt Creations, they now have co-ordinating Spellbinder Dies that match their stamps. So everyone in this class we be receiving their own set of stamps plus your own set of Spellbinders Dies. Take a look at the card the Sandra has created for the class

so this class is all about stamping and die cutting. Now we know that not everyone is into cards, so Ang has created a Layout for you to do as an alternative to the card if you prefer

Both creations just blew my breath away when I saw them this afternoon, the girls have excelled themselves.

Ok so if you would like to do the card you will need
- cuttlebug, big shot, or wizard if you have one (if not we will be bringing machines for you to use)
- silver ink
- clear embossing powder and heat gun, if you would like to emboss

If you would like to do the Layout, Ang has used
- Weathered Wood and Peeled Paint distress inks
- some bling
- plus an extra sheet of MME paper not included in the kit.

All of these beautiful creations are now in the store if you would like to view them before hand.

Now in Class #3 we will be creating 3 quick Layouts plus some cards (if you are keen). We will be using a collection of papers and embellishments from "The Paper Company", the collection is called "Grandma's Attic". I would probably sum up the collection by saying it is very "vintage", with apricot and brown type colour theme. I will do another post shortly to give you some more info on this soon.

And then finally Class #4 is a 12x12 Boxed Album kit from SEI called "Botanical". At CHA I did see a album completed and the colours are both femine and masculine. The album that I saw had pictures from a family's recent camping trip, so outdoor photos go very well.

I will also get photo sizes to you within the next day or two. Anyway stay posted more info coming soon.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Hello Everyone

Wow isn't the time flying, less than 3 weeks to go now. I have a few announcements today,

- I will start with the yucky stuff 1st. Full Payment of $375 is now due. Please pop in and see us or give us a call with your payment 3378 7257. Thank you.

- The stock for the classes is starting to arrive, stay tuned for the date for the pre-retreat evening, as soon as we can confirm that all stock is on its way we will set a date. It may now only be the last week before we go. But please stay tuned for that.

- We are now taking bookings for the massages. Bookings are essential so the our massages can plan their days. The cost is $22 per 20 minutes and you may have as many 20 min sessions as you like. Please note the massages are paid for in cash, direct to the massagers. oops forgot to tell you, they are planning on being with us for both days, Friday and Saturday, if we get enough bookings.

- And last but not least, Drumroll please .........we have decided we are going to bring back the Fancy Dress Evening. So I am thinking right now you are laughing with hysterics and excitement thinking of past Fancy Dress nights or you are thinking "Oh no, not again".

This retreats theme will be ........ "Your Wedding"......... so some hints for your fancy dress would be a Bridesmaid dress gone wrong, or even gone right, and maybe even your own Wedding Dress, we would love to see that. I can guarantee you that we will have our very own Scrapbook City Wedding hehe . For everyone keen to dress up (and of course you dont have to if you dont want to - we do also need an audience) you must be prepared to model your beautiful dress, i believe we may be having an appearance from Trinnie and Susannah again. OH NO.

If you haven't been before, it is all good fun, we just love having laughs at Scrapbook City.

And of course we will have some prizes, stay tuned for info on those.

- and finally please let me know if you haven't already about the challenge kit. Last day for the sale of those will be Wednesday 22nd September.

Can't wait to see you all soon


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Challenge Kit Now for Sale

Hello Everyone

Well time is just flying and there is only 5 weeks to go.

I have some exciting news. Here is the details for the Challenge Kit. Do you like the sneak peaks? Here is a brief description for you .......
Enchanting Butterflies, twisting florals, delicate birdcages and more are included in this charming collection. This line is perfect for spring, summer, weddings and more .......

In the kit you will receive 48 sheets of printed paper, 24 sheets of cardstock, some metallic, some glittered and some textured, plus a stack of co-ordinating embellishments.
The cost is $50. Once again we only have a limited number (nasty I know LOL), so to reserve your kit, give us a call now with your payment.
Thanks Ladies, talk soon

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hi Ladies

I'm back from CHA, and I have done all the shopping for the classes and the Challenge Kit.

Here is some sneak peaks of 2 of the classes, more will come shortly. The 1st photo is of the "Album Class", everyone will be receiving a great 12 x12 album kit.
The 2nd shot is of the "Prima Layout". Can I just say it is simply beautiful.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hi everyone,

We still have spots left for this great weekend. All you need to do is pack your Scrapbooking gear and we will look after the rest! From sensational classes designed by the experts in the States, to wonderful massages, we will cater for every indulugence you may like. Oh, I didn't mention the food, it is just worth coming along for the food! Leisa is off to the States next week to organise all the classes, so book now to reserve your spot.

Call us on 3378 7257

For our lovely ladies that have already booked their places, a total of $200.00 deposit is now required.

Talk soon, Kerri

Monday, May 3, 2010

New Retreat Dates have been Set

Hi Everyone

We have set new dates for upcoming retreats, they are

Thursday to Sunday, 23rd to 26th September, 2010.
Yes right in the middle of the school holidays, but these were the only dates available, and I know lots of people have been asking for another retreat this year. If you would like to stay for the 3 nights you will need to take Friday off work.


Friday to Monday, 13th to 16th May, 2011.
No long weekend available this time round, if you would like to stay 3 nights you will need to take Monday off work. (by the way Mother's Day is the weekend before)

Please call us a call on 3378 7257 if you would like to book in, or need more info.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Hello Everyone

Are you packed and ready to go. Here's a bit of a timetable and a checklist to help you.

Friday 4.00pm Arrival time (of course anytime after 4.00pm is ok)

Friday 6.00pm Dinner

Friday 7.00pm Free time

Saturday 7.30am Breakfast

Saturday 10.00am Workshop

Saturday 12.00pm Lunch

Saturday 2.00pm Workshop

Saturday 6.00pm Dinner

Sunday 7.30am Breakfast

Sunday 9.30am Come and play with the Ranger products and Katie if you are interested.

Sunday 12.00pm Lunch

Sunday 2.00pm Workshop

Sunday 4.00pm Workshop

Sunday 6.00pm Dinner

Monday Departure time is approx 2.00pm

Now a couple of things not to forget

- your craft mat
- obviously all your scrapbook supplies, trimmer, adhesives
- linen including towel and pillow
- extra snacks ie lollies if you like

Anyway see you all tomorrow from 4.00pm onwards

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hi Everyone,
Here are the last minute things that you will need to know with only 4 sleeps to go.
First, the time for arrival on Friday afternoon will be from 4pm.
Next, here are the final pictures for the Workshops over the weekend.
Workshop 1 - Prima Layout

Everyone will love this beautiful layout - photo size required will be 5" x 7" - however we have cropped this to 5" x 6". Using a landscape photo would also suit this layout. Additional requirements will be the printed paper - what has been used is pages out of an old novel. You will also require some ribbon (left side of page) to go through the canvas. We have used black as it blends in with the background of the photo.

Workshop 2 - Queen and Co Layouts

You will not believe the amount of product that you will receive for this project. You will not need any further items for these. We will also have some other layouts that might inspire you with any of your leftover items.

Workshop 3 - Canvas
The finished size of this canvas is 20" x 16". The only extra item that you will need is paint for the sides of the canvas. We have used a lemon colour, however a chocolate brown or bronze colour would work very well also. We will have paint out at the retreat for purchase if you do not have any. The photos are 3" x 2 1/2" portrait - however an 8" x 6" photo would work just as well. Alternatively you could change the canvas to landscape instead of portrait.
Workshop 4 - 7 Gypsies Photo Stand
We will be supplying the majority of the product for this workshop, however there will be extras available for sale at the retreat. There are a few different ways that you could use this, as a photo album - one customer said it would be great for a baby album as the colours are dusty pinks and blues. Another would be to use it as a perpetual calendar.
We will be posting a timetable for the weekend shortly.
See you there!!
Leisas and Kerri

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hello Everyone,

Only 8 more sleeps to go!!! Our Retreat at Brookfield is nearly upon us, so here are some details about the weekend!

Dates - Friday 23rd April to Monday 26th April, 2010

Address - Brookfield QCCC, 179 Gold Creek Road, Brookfield, QLD, 4069.
Click on this link for further information about the address of the conference centre:

Payment –Final payments due now, please contact the shop.

Sleeping Arrangements - You are required to bring our own linen – this includes towels, washers, bath mat, pillow, sheets, blankets/sleeping bags. Alternatively, you can hire linen from the venue at an additional charge. Please let us know if you require linen to be hired.

Meals – All meals (from Friday Dinner to Monday lunch) are included over the course of the Retreat.

Special Dietary Requirements – Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements so that we can notify the venue.

Downtime – There will be some downtime during the Retreat. For those who have not been to a Scrapbook City Retreat before, now is the time for you to tackle some of the projects that you have been meaning to get around to! Bring these along to work on in between the Workshops. If you are arriving on Friday, you will be able to work on your own projects in the evening. Don't forget to bring your self healing mat, any tools and adhesives that you might need over the weekend and any projects you would like to work on.

Mini Shop - As we have previously done so, we will once again have a Mini Shop at the Retreat. We will have the basic products here, but we also have the option of ducking back to the shop should you have any special requests.

Please keep checking the blog from now on for regular updates on the Retreat.

If there is any further information that you require, please do not hesitate to contact us at the shop. We are looking forward to having another fantastic weekend!!

Leisa and Kerri

Monday, April 5, 2010

Final Payment

Hi Ladies

Final payment is now due, please call us on 3378 7257 with your credit card, or pop in and see us.

Many thanks

Monday, March 29, 2010

Hi Ladies

Firstly I would like to wish you and your families, a Happy and Safe Easter. I hope you can all get a rest and maybe some scrapping done.

Now, did you know it is just 25 more sleeps, wow, how exciting.

Many of you will know that our Retreats are famous for our Massages. Yes Daniela and Jess will again be honouring us with their presence, and their hands LOL.

Ok, it is really really important that everyone prebooks the massages. This is so that the Massagers can plan their time, and that we can have them for as long as we need.

The cost is $22 per 20 minute session. You many have as many 20 min sessions as you like, whether you combine it to be an hour, or have 20 min one day and 20 min the next day, that is also ok.

They will be coming on both Saturday and Sunday. So yes you will be able to have a massage both days if you like.

If you have never had one before, both ladies are qualified Remedial Massagers, no Beauty Salon stuff here. And you can take it from me, that they are very very good at what they do.

They bring along their massage tables, and the massages are done in the privacy of one of the bedrooms. So you can have a full body massage, or you can choose for them to work on your "problem areas", whatever you prefer. Most ladies who have had the chance to experience the massages from Daniela and Jess before, rebook every retreat.

Please give me a call at the shop on 3378 7257, or email me to book in. Payment is made directly to the massagers on the day in cash please.

See you all soon

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pre-Retreat Evening

Hi everyone,

On Tuesday 13th April from 5pm to 7pm we will be having a Pre-Retreat evening. Come along to view the 4 fabulous workshops that we will be creating at the Retreat. On the night we will be able to let you know any additional requirements for each of the workshops plus photo requirements.

See you then, Kerri

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Challenge Kit Sneak Peaks

Hi again

I forgot to mention that we have also purchased the Challenge Kit products. I have told the SBC Design Team about these products and they are nearly "wetting" themselves with excitement about this beautiful product range.

Ok so the kits are for sale, they are $50. I have just added up the value of them and the retail price of the kits is $100. So you need to secure one quickly, this time there is only 18 up for grabs (which makes them a HOT, HOT item), but unfortunately you need to pay now upfront.

Sorry no money no kit. Nasty aren't we.

Some clues to whats in the kit

- the collections are from a Company we have never had in the store before

- there is 2 collections, and you could say 1 collection is girlie, and the other boyish

Check out the pictures I hope you like!!!!!

April Retreat

Hello Everyone,

Can you believe it is just 70 more sleeps until the April Retreat, YAY.

Now I will start with the yukkie things 1st if I may........

Everyone should have now have paid a deposit of at least $200, if you have not done this, please, please call us today on 3378 7257, this will save us a phone call to you, Thank you.

Final payment is due by 9th April. Please consider a payment plan if you don't already do this, we are more than happy to help you with this.

Ok, now onto the fun stuff.........

Don't forget the dates are Friday 23rd April until Monday 26th April. The Monday is the Anzac Day Public holiday, so no need to take a sickie.

The price of $375 includes all meals, starting with dinner on Friday night (approx 6pm), 3 nights accomodation (don't forget your linen and towels) plus 4 wonderful workshops.

Now speaking of workshops, some of you will know that we have now purchased all the class kits whilst we were in the States, and of course, in true Scrapbook City style, you will be receiving lots of goodies, which is all new, new, new. We couldn't be seen creating in last seasons products, could we now LOL.

Now we just love Prima Flowers, and I know we have done this before, but we could not resisit, these beautiful flowers. So Workshop #1 is a Layout using Prima products, and of course lots and lots of NEW Prima Flowers. Check out the Sneak Peak at the top of the page.

Now Workshop #2, is using products that we haven't really had much in the store before. You will create 2 Layouts and 2 Cards, and you will need to bring an extra suitcase to take home all the product you will receive in the class. Needless to say you will have lots of leftovers. Stay tuned for Sneak Peaks for this workshop.

Workshop #3, is our "Off the Page" project, and we have decided to go with a beautiful work of art on a "Canvas". Both Kerri and I were both blown away when we saw this project, we are really excited about this.

And Workshop #4, is our Album Workshop. An Album with a twist this time, check out the photo up the top of this page. The Album stand, the Album itself, and the papers, and all the wonderful blingie things are all from 7gypsies. We hope this will take pride of place in your home.
That's it for now ladies, but coming soon, we will have more detailed info for you regardings photos and tools etc.
Don't forget about our Retreat Preview Night, if your not sure what this is give us a call at the shop.
Bye for now
Leisa and Kerri