Well girls, I have got only one thing to say to you all:
YOU ARE A BUNCH OF ABSOLUTE LEGENDS AND YOU SHOULD ALL BE BRONZED AND GIVEN A PACK OF NEVERENDING TIM TAMS AND A JAMIE DURIE LOOK-A-LIKE TO FEED THEM TO YOU!!
Seriously, the response to this project has been humungous and incredible, to say the least. At first I was looking at putting together maybe 100 albums and I thought that might be stretching things a bit – now I think we could possibly put together over 500 albums. I mean it – and the list of helpers gets bigger by the hour!
So far I have several hundred offers of LO’s as well as albums from the wholesalers such as Aussie Scrap Source and Lulu’s as well as Mette from Melbourne who is donating a huge supply of albums – you rock! Not to mention the wonderful Scrapping stores that have come on board as collection points and who are holding Crop Nights as well as mailing me the LO’s en masse. I think you are just AWESOME. Really, you bring tears to my eyes.
If you are thinking of still contributing PLEASE DO SO as the more LO’s we receive, the more albums we can put together. There were 1069 houses lost, so that means we need 1069 albums.
I will keep updating with the count of how many albums we have and how many more we need, ok?
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO NEED SOME HELP WITH A SKETCH OR SOME SAMPLES TO LOOK AT, PLEASE SEE BELOW:
Many Many thanks to Petrina Mc Donald who provided me with this sketch and who has also put toether some samples for you to have a look at.
As you can see below, the samples need only have a space for the photos to go in, a journaling spot, a simple but effective design and some embellishment. Nothing extravagant – I would like to leave some of the embellishing up to the families getting these albums (don’t worry – we are providing them with a basic “Scrap Starter Kit” as well).
(Please click on this Gallery for a larger image to appear).
P, thankyou so much for doing this chook – you are a legend!
For those of you who would like to drop off your albums, you are more than welcome to approach the following stores:
For the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Region: (Deadline March 15th)
Shop and Crop
96c Elder Street, Lambton
For the Maitland/Singleton and Upper Hunter Region: (Deadline March 18th)
Pete’s Scrappin’ Shack
Shop 7 North Mall,
Rutherford Shopping Centre,
Rutherford, NSW 2320
For the Mid North Coast of NSW Region: (Deadline 15th March)
107 Isabella Street,
For the Brisbane Region: (Deadline 15th March)
Flourish ScrapArte Studio
3/12 Kenrose Street,
Carina, QLD 4152
For the Gold Coast Region: (Deadline 15th March)
Shop 3/ 151 West Burleigh Road
BURLEIGH HEADS QLD 4200
Ph 07 5520 5598
Daisy Chain Scrapbooks
NAMBOUR QLD 4560
ph 07 5441 6797
T C’s That Craft Shop (Open 7 Days)
For the Rockhampton, QLD Region: (Deadline March 15th)
Embellished Scrapbook Shoppe
Shop 2/ 42 Gladstone Rd,
Allenstown QLD 4700
For the Cairns Region: (Deadline March 15th)
Shed 1, 3 Donaldson Street,
Manunda, QLD .
For the Victorian Outer Region: (Deadline March 16th)
Shepparton Photo Express
94 – 96 High St,
185 Liebig Rd,
Warnambool, VIC 3280
The Imagination Factory
402 Main Rd,
1 Chisolm Street,
Seymour, VIC 3660
For the Melbourne Metro Region: (Deadline March 15th)
The Scrapbook Scene
435 Highbury Rd,
3 Salcombe CRT,
Flutterbuys Card Craft and Scrapbooking
653 High Street,
Preston, VIC 3072
Shop 1 – 3, 1 – 7 Maroondah Hwy,
Croydon, VIC 3136
Picture 2 Page
24B John St,
For the ACT Region: (Deadline 15th March)
Treasures for Angels
9 Bokhara Circuit,
For the Perth Metro Region: (Deadline March 13th)
Scrapbooking To Di For
3/18 Enterprise Cresent
Malaga, WA 6090
For the Freemantle Region: (Deadline March 15th)
Shop 7, High Street Arcade,
142 High Street,
Freemantle, WA 6160
For Outer Western Australia Regions: (Deadline March 15th)
16 Schooner St,
Karratha Arts and Learning Centre
Karratha, WA 6714.
Unit 9C Homemakers Centre,
42 Strickland Street,
Bunbury, WA 6233.
For the Adelaide and South Australia Region: (Deadline March 15th)
PLEASE NOTE: For those of you going to the Fair in SA this weekend, there are representatives from those shops marked * to take your LO’s if you want to drop them off there:
Paperstash and Crystal Creations
174 Jubilee Highway West,
Mt. Gambier, SA 5290
Abundantia’s Gold/Scrapbooking SA*
907 South Rd,
Clarence Gardens SA 5039
Seriously Scrapbooking *
4/501 Goodwood Rd,
Colonel Light Gardens, SA
Go Scrap Yourself
6/245 Main North Road,
Clare, SA 5453.
Album Memories *
Unit 1/ 1 Rosina Ct,
Port Elliot, SA 5212
For the Hobart, TAS Region: (Deadline March 15th)
Ph 03 62735066
Bev’s Cross Crafts
For the Sydney Region: (Deadline March 15th)
Alice in Paperland
45 Brodie Street,
Rydalmere, NSW 2116
4/22 Rowood Rd,
The Scrapper’s Shed
47 Dilke Rd,
All About Scrapbooks will be holding a Free All Day Scrap on Sunday March 1st – please ring (02)9553 – 0633 to book your place (limited places available)
All About Scrapbooks
1/657 Forest Rd,
For the Woollongong and Southern NSW Region: (Deadline March 15th)
Shop 4/ 123 Parkes Street,
Hellensburg, NSW 2508
719 Greenwellpoint Rd,
Pyree – Nowra,
FOR THOSE OF YOU FROM THE U.K AND EUROPE WHO ARE CONTRIBUTING, please read below:
The drop off point for you is:
You can send your LO’s to Kristin NO LATER than Feb 28th in order to make the plane on time. Please be aware that there is a limit to how many Kristin can bring over (due to weight), so be advised that I may have to close off the drop off point if there are too many and you will have to post as normal.
I will have Drop Off Points established soon for all Sydney Metro Regions. Please keep checking back on this Blog for more details, ok?!
Very soon I will have some photos to show you of my lounge room which has now become the “Headquarters” of this project. We are accepting LO’s and albums from overseas as well – so if you are reading this from another part of the world, please pitch in! So far we have LO’s coming in from North America, Canada, Hawaii, New Zealand, Malaysia, the Phillipines, Dubai, the Netherlands, the UK, Italy and Spain. WOOHOO!
I am planning on visiting my Post Office tomorrow (first to set up an account and second to apologise for all the extra work he’s going to have over the next month lol).
The next step in this process is to please keep getting the word out! Any of you who think we have enough support, please send us your LO’s. I would dearly love to give every displaced family at least one album – maybe more if we can manage it.
So if you would still like to contribute, please do so by leaving me a comment at the end of this post and will get back to you ASAP 🙂
Many thanks to you all for being such an awesome bunch of supporters – well done!
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