Saturday, May 29, 2010

June Newsletter

Hello Everyone

What a world wind of a month May was for Fancy That! Firstly we ended up in Sydney at the beginning of the month at SIA ( Scrapbooking Industry Australia) There we had the chance to see all the new stock coming for the next few months and got to play with them in classes and make and takes. We got to meet such inspirational people from all over world in the scrapbooking industry such as Heidi Swapp, Wendy Senger, Melissa Kennedy, Becky Fleck to name a few. These ladies are so talented, and have really inspired us to push our creative minds even further. Now we are going to teach you!

This month at Fancy That our classes will be focused on introducing the use of Glimmermists. These are a must for any scrapbookers collection. You will learn to incorporate this wonderful texture onto your pages to create a different look. You can create your own back grounds and high light your embellishments with this amazing product. We are currently securing these spray mists and shortly they will be in stock in store. But until then we will get started teaching you how to use them. Most of the layouts have some sort of mist on them this month. Please check our blog on how to make Glimmer Mist paper flowers!
Also new this month is our Kit classes. Our first will be held on a Tuesday night (29th of June) with the new Kaiser range Le Chateau. All materials are included in this class - so don't forget to come and check it out!

In Mid May we had our 2nd retreat at Brookfield QCCC. What a huge success that weekend was and Yes we have already started organizing our next retreat for 2011. This time is will be later in the year in August. We will post the details in the next few weeks so you can start getting organized now! But until then we are having another small retreat in October this YEAR!!! Yes thats right... This retreat is called a


October 8th (Friday night 7pm), Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th (leaving at 2pm) 2010
Price: $175.00
Included in the cost:
· Accommodation ( No linen supplied)
· All Meals ( includes morning& afternoon tea & Super)

This is a NO Frill retreat which means : Just plain and simple SCRAPTIME! No classes are offered on this retreat.
We will be offering a discount shopping day before the retreat!
We can help organize your layouts before we go so all you have to do is sit and scrap!
Limited places are available so if you are interested please call us at the shop or come and see us to confirm your spot. ASAP!

Holidays & Closed Days

The following days the shop will be shut
· MONDAY 14th of June - Queens Birthday
· THURSDAY 10th of June - Shop shutting at 2pm

Layouts and Inspiration

This month we are focusing on “Glimmermist” a Wonderful product from Tattered Angels.
Carolyn will also be doing the most amazing " Twiddle Bitz" Frame Class. This class is just stunning.
We are repeating the Decorative tin that we had in our calendar in May as so many of you could not attend so please check the calendar for dates – This makes a beautiful gift for anyone. Just think you could get a head start on your Christmas presents !

Challenge Pack
Each Month there is two different challenge packs on offer. These are fun to do. All products are included in pack and then you bring it into store when you have completed the challenge to go into the draw to win either a $10 or $20 store voucher. Come on Take the challenge!!
Also NEW this month at Fancy That we are starting our Card Challenge Kit! So come in and check it out!

Blog Sketch
At least once a month there will be a sketch posted on our blog
All you have to do is create your own interpretation on the sketch, forward a photo of your layout to . Your layout will be judged and a winner will be picked by the staff at Fancy That and will be announced on our blog. A prize will be awarded to the winner. So jump on board and have some fun.

New Stock
· In store we have the new ranges from Kaiser Craft – Le Chateau & Konstrukt .The Le Chateau collections is just stunning ... almost vintage looking ...( we are doing a kit class with this range this month see calendar for details)The Konstukt range is very cute with its tools and bright colours. You don’t have to use this range for just boys/ men projects .. you can equally do a girls layout with this range as well..
· My Minds Eye –NEW ranges & Momento ranges
· Kutalicious is a local company owned by Cherree and Densie. These ladies have been so busy creating stunning die cuts made from mirror , acrylic in clear, black & white that will certainly make any layout pop! There is a range of cute words for the card makers as well. You can use them on their own or ink them up especially with alcohol inks... Just stunning!!
The Next issue of Do Crafts will be in store by next week . So don't forget to pop in and grab your copy of the magazine after Wednesday 3rd of June!
New KI range is instore

Retreat News

New dates for 2011 will be announced very shortly so make sure you watch out for this and mark your calendars!

Beginners Classes

We have been inundated with requests for beginner’s classes for cards and scrapbooking. We are listening and we have incorporated them into our calendar.
v Card Makers
Be inspired to create your very own hand made & personal cards. We offer new techniques for beginners. Every Monday morning you will make and take 2 cards home. The cost of this class is $12.00 ( unless it is a specialty card) this will include all materials for the class. Bring your own tools and adhesives to use. Tea and coffee will be provided.
v Scrapbookers
Stuck for ideas? Don’t know where to start? Or just need to refresh!! Come in and do a beginners class or how we like to put it “ Inspirational class”! The cost of this class is $10 + Products. You will learn new techniques each month so you can create different ways if capturing your memories forever! Let us show you where to start and inspire you!!!!

Mum’s & Bub’s Day

Stuck at home with your baby? Love to scrap but need inspiration and an adult conversation with likeminded mummies? We have the solution sorted... Only if your baby is not mobile, and is in a pram (for safety reasons).
We have six places available one Friday per month in the morning from 9.30am-12.30pm.
This is a free scrap morning; you will need to bring your own projects to work on, being mindful of space restrictions with prams and gear. Please check calendar for dates.

Happy Scrapping
Tracey, Cathy & Cressey

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Classes at Fancy That

This was a class we did last week at Fancy That . The page was a single layout using the beautiful La Di Da range from Kaisercraft. Debbie from Springfield Lakes came to do the class with us, but just to show you even though we have a certain range of papers on our layouts you can adapt them to what ever suits your photo's and theme's. Debbie used some of the Doodlebug range, Sassafraslass & RW lazer cuts chipboard to complete her page. It looked amazing Debbie! Thanks for sharing your layout with everyone

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Paper Towel / Glimmer mist flowers

Hi today we just wanted to share with you how to make flowers out of your left over paper towel once you have used them for your glimmer mists. You can also just spray on paper towel to do the same thing.
Firstly cut rough circle out of the paper towel. We have used two contrasting colours for a earthy effect.

Make sure you cut several different size circles and they don't have to be exact. the more different the circles are the better the effect.

Once you have done this , scrunch your paper circle up a little, then flatten them back out.

Arrange the circles on top of one another largest to smallest. Once you have done this pierce a hole in the middle of all the layers with a paper piercer. Then place a brad in the middle to secure them all together...

There you go .. you have just created your own flowers for your layouts or cards.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Retreat 2010

Wow what time we had last weekend .. We had our Second retreat and it was so much better than the last one.... Everyone was relaxed and enjoyed the weekend to the fullest. So Thank you to all who attended. You were such a wonderful group... !! We had so much fun..!!
Below are some photo's from the retreat and we will be posting more over the next few days
Firstly this is our Class room we started with before anyone got there.
This is the layout we did as our class on Saturday morning. ... Carloyn did a fantastic job teaching the class and the layout was absolutly stunning... Thanks Carolyn.. you really did a wonderful job
This is Carolyn teaching !

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Melissa Kennedy from Kaiser & New papers

Jungle Bug

Hey Birdie
This is just a peek of the new ranges from Kaiser that are in store now! Hey Birdie & Jungle Bug... They are so nice.. You must grad your's ASAP... While we were in Sydney we had the pleasure to do a Kaiser Craft Class with truly amazing Melissa Kennedy... This lady is just brilliant .. The class was one of our favourites to do and again with this class we got to use Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.. Can't wait teach you this layout you're going to love it. So please look out for the Kaiser Class in June in our new Kit Classes coming soon....
Below is a photo of Melissa ... Thanks Melissa your a wonderful person as well as an amazing Teacher.

Sketch Challenge May2010

Ok I know its a bit late but we are finally getting organised. Below is a sketch for you to use to create your own take on it. You must email us at once you have completed your layout and you will go in the draw to win a prize. Remember this is just a bit of fun... and you can use all your stash you have at home .. so come on and have a go... entries must be received by the 31st of May 2010

SIA and Becky Fleck

It was so Great to be able to meet the Author of "Page Maps" the talented Becky Fleck!

Below is a photo of Carolyn and I when we did Becky's class at SIA. Becky showed us how to take a simple sketch from her book and give it 3 different looks... It was awesome! This lady is just so talented...

This is the first book Becky released and the second will be due out in Australia about October so we can't wait for that.... We will let you know when it is in store. Its a worth while investment and it gives you hundreds of ideas for layouts ... I must for anyone !

Saturday, May 8, 2010

SIA 2010

Nerrida, Tracey, Cressey & Carolyn
Hi Everyone... well firstly we would like to apoligize for not updating the blog of late.. we have been so busy getting ready for our retreat on the 14th,15th & 16th of May. But firstly We have just got back from SIA in Syndey. It was fantastic .. we learnt so many new techniques and got to hang out with the Best of The Best of the Scrapbooking world. These ladies are truly talented . Cressey and myself got to do the Tattered Angels Class with the "Amazing" Wendy Senger . This was mind blowing . We have had the stock in the shop and in our own stash but we didn't realise what we could actually do with it.. So we are set to teach you what to do with these brillaint products.

Tracey, Wendy & Cressey

Whilst we were off doing a Class with Wendy .. Carolyn got to do a class with the equally talented Heidi Swapp. But we will upload heaps of photos over the next week so you can see what we got up too...

The Beautiful Tattered Angel Glimmer mist! YUM!!