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Prima Doll Card Kits

Viv’s Prima Doll Cards are so sweet. We had fun in class making this cute trio and as our card making kit has instructions and the stamp too we can take it home and make more!

Prima Doll Cards

We coloured the hair and skin using a waterbrush and distress inks, aged Mahogany,Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade for the hair tones, and Tea Dye  for the skin and edges of the patterned papers. Waterbrushing the dolls give that lovely blended soft look.

Have a sweet day!



Share the Washi Love

Over 400 rolls of Washi tape rolled into our store today, it had Sharon and I in a dilemma… How much can we smuggle home? Keep reading if you’d like a get a couple of free rolls for yourself.

So… What’s your favourite use for Washi? I was thinking it would be nice for gift wrapping (picturing Kraft wrap, bakers twine and matching Washi)

20130605-140804.jpgIf you have an idea… Leave me a note or a link in the comments in the next week and next Wednesday night I will (randomly) choose someone to get some Washi sent to them! (Australia only please) or, if you’d like to buy some, get on in to our store quick!
Looking forward to your comments and ideas.

Have fun!


Air dry clay

Chatting with Christine recently about an upcoming project she’s working on really got me thinking. I love being able to work with some talented, creative and very giving people. I meet some wonderful people in this line of work. She is making something special (shh… it’s under wraps for now I think) for a group soon soon and clay was going to be her choice. Polymer clay has been very popular lately, especially with the latest tutors in town, but we got to thinking and decided Martha Stewart’s Air Dry Clay was the go! This is pretty cool stuff- see the video link below on how to use the clay, products available and some quick demos. 20130519-112239.jpg

This has been in store since last year, Child #4 has had a play with my set and come up with some fun things. It’s a terrific product and certainly worth looking at if you are in the market for some hands-on fun.
Here’s the video from CHA – shows you all the moulds and how easy it is to mix colours and manipulate.
I hope Christine’s project turns out wonderful and she enjoys working with Air Dry.

Smashing News

All the cool new Smash is in store! We hardly have room for it, so at the moment it’s overflowed into the workroom – check it out!

With almost a year of outstanding sales and consumer feedback under their belt, the Smash team have pinpointed the best performing formats for the 2013 Extension Line and expanded the assortment with fresh new designs.  New product formats push the boundaries of cool, enhancing the product offering.  The heart of the collection, the Folios, continue to lead the way in six new styles, from cutesy for the tween to tasty for the foodie.  There’s even a fun new 3D designed smash book and new tools, inks and markers, all designed as much for their portability as their style.  

Mimi totes

We have some great specials on our Mimi totes in store… What we have is the last stock remaining as these are now a discontinued line…. So sad as they are my absolute favourites! I love the quality and mine has lasted many years. You can be sure of quality if you buy a Mimi tote.

I have one large black was $259, now $189
2 Blue medium was $189, now $129
3 black medium was $189, now $129
And a few suede red scrap totes, were $149, now $99

mimi is all about
helping you express
your individual
style by creating functional & fashionable bags
Don’t limit your style
just to the pages in
your scrapbook

Travel Mate Scrap Tote

The Travelmate scrap tote includes a removable 12” x 12” paper organizer and has enough storage space to hold a 13” x 15” album. This no-hassle carry tote has a built in luggage strap, which allows it to securely ride on top of your coordinating wheeled tote. Fits just the right amount of supplies for your overnight crops. This durable & plush water resistant microsuede has contrast stitching and a matching kiwi interior lining.

Includes one 12” x 12” paper organizer
Contrast stitching
Durable 600 denier water resistant material
Front pocket with magnetic closure conceals
three large interior mesh pockest
10 loops for pens or scissors
Comfort zipper pulls
Circle cutter storage pocket
Variety of pockets with secure closures
Soft-sided lightweight design
Holds up to a 12” x 12” 3-ring scrapbook album
Over the shoulder carry straps
Luggage strap slides over wheeled tote handle
for easy transport
Overall dimension 17” x 5.5” x 15”

Medium Wheeled Tote


The Medium wheeled tote is light in weight but heavy on capacity.
The medium tote provides the right amount of storage and easy access to your supplies.
View-thru pockets make it easy to see your tools and the main compartment features pockets to keep your scrapbooks and larger items secure. This tote is the ideal bag for the all-around scrapper.

Durable 600 denier water resistant material
Plush Durable water resistant microsuede
Front pocket magnetic button closure
Multiple pen & scissor loops
Comfort grip handles
and zipper pulls
Circle cutter storage pockets
Variety of storage pockets
Soft-sided lightweight design
Unique top storage compartment
Secure pocket holds up to 13” x 15”
3 ring scrapbook album
Top and front load options
Adjustable interior pocket
Collapsible for easy storage – click here
2 position telescoping handle
view-thru side panel and storage pockets
side wing zippered storage panel
front zip down storage panel
2,338 cubic inch storage capacity
overall dimension 17” x 10” x 20”

Large wheeled Tote



If you’re a dedicated scrapper, this is the perfect tote for you. Tons of pockets in various sizes accommodates everything from a full scrapbook to small embellishments and stamps.
The included photo & paper organizers work well both in and out of the bag. This soft-sided tote is fully collapsible for easy storage, yet stores all you’ll ever need to create fabulous pages.


12” x 12” paper organizer
6” x 4” photo organizer
Contrast stitching
Durable 600 denier water resistant material
Multiple pen & scissor loops
Front pocket magnetic button closure
Circle cutter storage pocket
Large variety of pockets with secure closures
Comfort grip handles and zipper pulls
Soft-sided lightweight design
Unique top storage compartment
Secure pocket holds up to a
13” x 15” 3 ring scrapbook album
Top and front load options
Adjustable interior pocket
Collapsible for easy storage
2 position telescoping handle
view-thru side panel and storage
2 side wing storage panels
front zip down storage panel
rear pockets for additional storage
2,598 cubic inch storage capacity
overall dimension 17” x 14” x 20

New things, pretty things

Nothing like new things to inspire you and the new ranges have been inspiring Natalie aplenty!

Here is a page she worked on today using the new Sunkiss Range. I love the layers, even the bottom layer has texture past that has been embossed and glimmered. Nat has used the new papers, journal cards (cleverly used as frames for her gorgeous photos), alphabet stickers, as well as the famous Prima flowers.

The Prima “SONGBIRD” collection of papers is soft and pretty. Here she has used delicious Prima flowers, Twiddlychip, tea-dyed muslin and Prima embellishments, that little bird on a branch is cut from one of the papers. I can also see a few Collections butterflies hidden in there too. Always fun looking at Natalies’ work, the more you look, the more you see.

Page of the Month Program

Basic Grey Page of the Month Kits

Page of the Month (or POTM) program is a year long program where you receive beautiful BasicGrey products to make one double page layout each month. The 2012 instalment of the program will run from March 2012 through February of 2013. Product is shipped two months at a time

This years theme is Past, Present & Future but as always you can customise it to fit your needs.

  • March: Past – childhood favourites: people, places, things
  • April: Past – advice to myself at age..
  • May: Past – what my parents taught me
  • June: Past – a day in my life at age ..
  • July: Past – when i was a kid i dreamed of..
  • August: Present – current favourites: people, places, things
  • September: Present – a day in the life of me now
  • October: Present – lessons learned from friends
  • November: Present – why i scrapbook
  • January: Future – goals to achieve
  • February: Future – dreams for the future

This program was so successful last year that BasicGrey aren’t changing it much this year, and so includes the following benefits:

  • Free colour printed instructions for the featured double page layouts.
  • New product featured – only the latest and greatest new releases to help you promote them in your class.
  • Sketches and theme suggestions – designed to make your life a little easier and keep your customers’ creative juice flowing.

And if that’s not enough..this is what BasicGrey are adding this year to sweeten the deal even further!

  • The end of year incentive. This year BasicGrey is offering a super-cute and exclusive designer tote bag to in reward for the year long commitment.
  • Exclusive bonus projects to use up those leftovers.
  • Exclusive digital content. Each month will feature a fun digital element which can be downloaded and used on the layout or in the bonus project.
  • Fun journaling prompts to help you think of what to scrap.

Each kit is $29.95 You will receive 2 kits every 2 months.

Pay upfront for your subscription to receive your tote
and as always – we post free of charge!

Register by 16 February 2012

Call Tania, Kira or Sharon 08 99648288
or email us at scrapbookhouse@westnet.com.au