Saturday, October 22, 2016

I-Scrap JHB - OCTOBER Newsletter

Hi everyone,

Sorry I have been very bad on my blog lately.  I am going to endevour to post at least once a month with my schedule and what we got up to in the month !

This past month has just flown by and I cannot believe that Christmas is around the corner.  Have you started making your cards yet?  LOL.

On the 8th I had my double Celebr8 Travel / memories class.  Two amazing double layouts using this stunning range of papers.  Sadly kits are SOLD OUT, but please remember all notes of layouts are for SALE at R 50 per layout.  I will email notes to you.  (includes Silhouette cutting files if applicable)

I was recently asked to teach the "teachers" my faux pewter class at TROCRAFT.  What an honor, although quiet scary to teach your peers.  They enjoyed it though and I am sure you will see many more Faux Pewter layouts around soon.

We then had our First 2016 Scissor Sisters / I-Scrap  Road Trip  to Johannesburg on the 15th and 16th of October.  The PE function is scheduled for the 29th and 30th .  We had so much fun meeting all the girls.  Jenny from I-Scrap PE flew up and it was a great weekend.  I am so looking forward to flying down the end of the month to teach the PE ladies.  (I will be doing the Faux Pewter class in PE on the 28th of October at Scrapbook Nook, so if you are in the area, remember to book !)

Scrap Collections kindly allowed us to "pre launch" the new Travel range of papers at our event and I was fortunate to attend the launch of the new Travel Album on the 17th.   These will be available in store soon in kit format.  Perfect for all kinds of functions, trips, etc.  The Mini Journals are self assembly and include pieces, binding and book clip.  Stunning way to make a personalised gift.    

I just loved this new GETAWAY collection by Scrap Collections and have also created some Doubles and a Single to share.  I will show you next week when sales open for Kits:  
Here is a sneak so long:

I was fortunate enough to attend a FULL NIGHT scrap with Shain De Bruyn over the 21st of October too and managed to complete 3 double layouts and be awake from 6pm till 7am and run my shop after. LOL..   We used the fantastic new range by W&M and the girls loved scrapping till the early hours of the morning. Thanks Shain ! 

NEXT UP;  Road trip to PE 29 and 30 October.  Watch this space for more feedback.

Classes every TUE evening / WED morning & WED evening / THUR morning 

Special DATES:
27-31 October - I-Scrap JHB closed due to Roadtrip
5 November - FULL DAY Penelope Dee Notable Class (fully booked - Notes available) - Shop will be open 9am to 4pm.
12 November - Shop Open 
19 November - Class (to be advised)

This month saw the launch of some fantastic new South African ranges:

Penelope Dee Teatime Range: (notes available, includes title file)

Scrap Collections SPARKLE collection (notes available)

and recently Celebr8 launched their new THE SIMPLE LIFE collection (I was challenged to complete the sketch challenge)  Here is my entry:


Have you booked for National Scrapbook Day yet?  Remember to book your seat with me ASAP as we have limited space in the Hall and I would hate for you to miss out !  Message Michelle on 081 383 7944 to book your seat.  More details here:


This is the biggest Scrapbooking Community in South Africa.  ONLY Scrapbooking, Cardmaking, Paper Craft related items here. You may buy, sell , advertise, promote to your hearts content.
We show you tips techniques and layout ideas that we have found from all over the Internet to inspire you. We hope you join ! 

Have a super weekend ahead and watch this space for more updates.

Hugs, Mich

Friday, July 1, 2016

Lets Scrap SUMMER fun Blog Hop

to all the ladies who took part in the BLOG HOP.

Congrats to my winner, drawn with


Your kit is on its way to you !  Enjoy
Hugs, Mich


Although it is freezing cold WINTER in South Africa, we want to warm you up and welcome you to the Let’s Scrap Sketches Summer Fun Blog Hop… this hop runs from July 1st to July 7th midnight so make sure you join in all the fun!!

If you are joining the blog hop here instead of the beginning go HERE to start at Let’s Scrap Sketches and follow the instructions for the Blog Hop to get in for a chance on all the prizes!!

Be sure to comment on this blog and follow me for more great inspiring creations… you need to do both of these things to get in on the RAK for this blog.

Then, please go on to the amazing Rebecca's Blog NEXT BLOG   for more fun and chances to win prizes!!

If you want to go back, please go to the PREVIOUS BLOG by Lisa Marie. 

Here is the fun sketch that we had to use for our BLOG HOP:

Using the fantastic Coffee Range of paper by a local South African Company Celebr8,  I created a fun layout celebrating good friends having coffee.
(click on image to view larger)


1. Apply a thin layer of Modge Podge onto your Hessian / Burlap.
2. Let Dry Completely in the Sun
3. Once dry, run through your Die Cutting Machine (Cuttlebug and Tim Holtz dies work best) or handcut Butterfly shapes

4. Spray some Gauze with a Brown Ink / Spray (or stain with coffee)
5. Color your stamens brown, either with Fantastix and All Purpose Ink (or your Copic / Permanent Markers)

 6. Adhere stamen to the bigger Butterfly
7.  Adhere a small piece of gauze
8. Now stick your smaller butterfly on top

9. Color your brad to match your stamen
10. Adhere to top of butterfly
11. Use your All Purpose Ink and color edges of butterfly (or use Glitz or Glitter Glue)


1.   Measure your size of your frame and cut out the middle.  
2.  I used a JUMBO photo so used a 13cm x 18cm FRAME and cut a 2cm border all the way around and cut out the middle neatly. 
3.  Using your Craft Knive, gently cut diagonally across each corner.  ONLY CUT the top layer of paper, NOT RIGHT THROUGH.
4.  Gently crack open the paper to reveal a Mitred corner.
5.  Ink the corner to define the edge
6.  Lay flat again and mat on a contrast cardstock color.  Remember to show cardstock all the way around the inner and outer area of frame.  
7.  Add photo behind the frame.
8.  Raise frame with foam to add dimension..  

1. To create the cute knotted roses, just tie knots into your JUTE and wind around and adhere with glue at the end when done.


Leave a comment that you were here.  
JOIN my blog (up top right side.. just add your email addy).
I will do a drawing for a RAK and choose a winner from the Comments below.


FREE Silhoutte Cutting File to you ALL ! 
If you want the title, please email me at and I will forward to you with pleasure.

RAK to ONE lucky winner.
A Double page SCRAPBOOKING kit 
Includes full instructions and ALL items needed to complete layout
(so remember to comment and blog hop)

Thank you for visiting my BLOG HOP, remember to HOP ON OVER to REBECCAs Blog so you can win more prizes and see more amazing layouts and tutorials !

Monday, June 27, 2016

Its my BIRTHDAY so lets have a SALE

I-Scrap JOBURG: As it is my birthday tomorrow,
 I am giving 10% discount on all IN-STORE purchases 
(excl kits and class fees) for this week ending 2 July. 
Sorry but online sales do not apply, only instore.. So come visit and get shopping !

Situated at:
18 Hugo Street, Rant en Dal Krugersdorp
081 383 7944

Tue - Sat
08h30 - 13h30

Friday, June 24, 2016

Tutorial: Mini Open Booklet Element

I was lucky to work with the new FAIRY collection this week by Scrap Collections. On the ELEMENT sheet is the cutest little open Fairytale book.  This is cute way to create an interesting element on your layout.

If you don't have paper like this, you can find images on google, HERE , Just copy and print and use 


1.           Cut out SMALL OPEN booklet. Using additional cardstock, cut out two more shapes the same size. 
2.           Fold in half to find centre.  Using your molding mat, roll the back of the booklet sides so they are raised. 
3.           Adhere centre of booklet flat and middles raised with foam, sides flat again. Stack all three layers. Roll top right and bottom left corners. 

4.           Create a tassel and add to middle. (as per below)

1.           Cut a small template from a scrap of cardstock about 5cm deep and 8cm wide.
2.           Cut a slit as per example
3.           Tie string around a few times to get the body of your Tassel.
4.           Cut two smaller pieces of string and tuck one under the top section and tie a knot (hanging off piece).
5.           Tie another around the gap you have a few times and tie a knot.  This ties the middle of the tassle.
6.           Cut off bottom section and neaten to create a tassel.

I hope these have inspired you to create some fun layouts with mini booklet.

Hugs, Mich

Thursday, June 23, 2016

I-Scrap Class Snippits Week 20 June

This week again saw some lovely layouts being finished and created from new.  Thank you ladies. 

CLASS SCHEDULE: (Bookings on 081 383 7944 Only)
Tuesday 9-12 am AND 6-9pm 
Wednesday 9-12 am AND 6-9pm
Thursday 9-12 am 
Saturday 9-12 am or Kit Classes

Just some snippits to share with you on what we get up to in class.

A beautiful Cruise layout finished by Margie Smith this week

I just love this cutie pie.. Marie finished her baptism layout of her little cherub

I also got busy this week and have created 1 single and 2 double layouts already.

This is for a BLOG HOP for LETS SCRAP happening here on 1 JULY !!  (make sure you hop on over and check it out)

I received the new Scrap Collections FAIRY collection to play with.  Here is a sneek of the single I created.  More to follow soon when paper launches next week.

This Saturday is the second Penelopee Dee Launch of Blooming Fields here at I-Scrap Joburg.  The girls are in for a treat.  Sadly the paper is now SOLD OUT.  We hoping they reprint so that we can all pack more kits.

Have a good rest of your week and stay warm.

Hugs, Mich

Sunday, June 19, 2016


To say THANK YOU to all my amazing clients and loyal supporters,
 I am giving away a R500 GOODY BOX.. full of Scrapbooking Goodies !  

All you need to do, in order to win is:

1:  Follow this BLOG (on right tool bar - just add your email addy to be the first to get new updates as they happen)
2: Share this post on your Facebook page (if you have one)
3:  Leave a comment here indicating that you have done the above

(open to South African scrappers only).

I will do the LUCKY DRAW on the 1st of JULY and announce the winner here.


I-Scrap June Classes

Some amazing layouts have been created this month by my clients.   The girls had so much fun doing mixed media and playing with glitter too.  

Remember classes held 4 to 5 times a week and are all "OPEN" so you can create layouts to suit your needs.