Sunday, 24 February 2008

Who are your 10 Angels?

Better get your thinking caps on!

CD Muckosky is here in less than two weeks and has sent us this letter;

It says..

Hello my new friends,

I have been preparing for a day of fun with you next week and I am getting so excited! I have recieved wonderful warm welcome letters from so many of you before my suitcases are even packed and I can just tell you that you are an amazing group of kind people! Thankyou for your warmth, I can feel it all the way from here in Canada. I think we will have a great time together creating an 8x6" album that will celebrate and honor 10 of the people in your life who truly make a difference. They touch your spirit just by being who they are, just by giving of their time and sharing their hearts with you.

They are your Angels.

Pleae bring with you...

- a paper trimmer


-foam brush and watercolour paintbrush

-sandpaper or a sanding block

-a fine tip black pen


-corner rounder punch

-small hole punch

-10 black and white vertical photos of the 'Angels' in your life cropped to 2.5" x 5"

-journalling about how each of them has touched your life

If you have any questions please feel free to send me a note at

See you soon!

It looks like a fab class... can't wait!

Let us know your thoughts on who your Angels might be... Post a comment and get the conversation flowing! You might win a prize...

Leave a comment!

In order to encourage everyone to have a look at the Club's new blog and leave comments, we have decided to offer a little incentive!!

Everyone who leaves a comment on the blog from today till our next meeting on 6 March will be entered into a prize draw. The winner will be drawn at the meeting and will receive a lovely prize. So take a look and leave a comment - it can be about anything at all - questions/suggestions/comments - good or bad, it doesn't even have to be about scrapbooking!!

You'll need to create a blogger account but it's quite simple.. then you can leave comments to your hearts content.

Saturday, 9 February 2008

CD Muckosky

Yes- You read that right! 2006 Creating Keepsakes Scrapbooker of the year CD Muckosky will be flying in from Toronto to give the Chepstow Pink Scrappers the benefit of her refreshing and unique scrapbooking style on March 6. This is another huge opportunity for us...CD has no plans to teach anywhere else in the UK at the moment. 28 people signed up for her 3 hour class (£25) on Thursday night, but there are a few places still available. Please contact Louise or Pam to book.

Cleo's Class

Cleo's class was a great success. We had four new members (welcome!) and everyone enjoyed getting stuck into the Valentine themed layout.

Friday, 1 February 2008

Cleo Jarvis


Our next meeting is on Thursday 7 February at Chepstow Rugby Club.

Our teacher for this class is Cleo Jarvis, from Bristol. Cleo taught very successfully at Scrap Camp in Swindon last year. This is her bio from her blog:-

My name is Cleo I am a 25 year old mum to 3 boys, living in Bristol with my lovely new husband James. I just love being crafty: I am addicted to scrapbooking and just love incorporating textile backgrounds into my layouts. I am also a DT member of Scrapstudio. I also love photography but am a novice!! I just love anything bright, funky and fun!!

You can meet Cleo on her Blog here . Cleo is teaching a 12" x12" layout in red and white papers, which could be suitable for a 'Love' theme, bearing in mind it's nearly Valentines Day!!! Although, the layout will work with any photographs that will match the papers. Cleo has used 3 photographs on hers, which are in black and white and the sizes are:

1 @ 5" x 3 1/2"
2 @ 3" x 2"

If you have any questions/queries, don't hesitate to email ; or if you would like to come and you haven't already booked please contact Louise or Pam.


As you will already know from Louise's recent email, we are so fortunate to have Teresa Collins from America coming to teach us in June. The cost of the evening is £35, which of course includes kit. We have announced this evening as early as we possible, so you have time to budget. We do however, need an initial deposit of at least £15. We will also be happy to accept post dated cheques for the rest of the balance. We will need to have full payment by the beginning of May and after this time unfortunately, we will not be able to give refunds, as we will have confirmed final numbers with Teresa, so she can arrange to have the kits shipped over to this country.

We have of course, given Club members the first chance to book themselves a place, for what we know will be a fantastic evening - after the end of February we will be advertising outside the Club, to make sure we have a full house for this event!

Check out the list of library books that are available in the sidebar of this blog. If you have any scrapbooking books that you don't want any more and would like to donate to the Club for the Library, then could you bring them along with you next month. For those of you who don't know about the Library:- we have a selection of books (very different styles) which can be borrowed each month for a charge of just £1. The books obviously need to be returned the following month. This gives everyone the chance to read a different book without too much financial outlay - most of the books retail at around the £15 to £20 mark.


We recently had our first Commitee meeting of the new commitee. The Club is always open to new ideas and we would welcome your input for any improvements or thoughts you may have, as to how we could improve the enjoyment of our members. Please feel free to approach any of the Committee at any time to put forward any suggestions or ideas. We really would appreciate any feedback, whether it be positive or negative.

We hope you enjoy 2008 - we have a fantastic calendar of events lined up this year.