Scrapaholics is a retail store in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. As well as an online shopping experience at where you can get all the scrapbooking goodies you need.
This blog will showcase the new products, as well as layouts to inspire and off the page projects we have made.
We hope that you will participate and upload your layouts to our blog and you can also email them to us at in order to have them published on the website.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

what are we up to?

Hasn't this year just flown by? 2010 will be remembered for so many things, namely the Fifa World Cup, recession, strikes and many personal memories special to each of you. While it has most certainly had its low points, 2010 should be celebrated for the good things you experienced.

Scrapaholics has had some awesome sales, great specials, fun days, fantastic classes, mini albums, kids classes, evening classes - you think it we've done it! And we hope you have enjoyed spending the time with us, creating those gorgeous albums for your special memories.

But the year isn't over yet, we have a few more treats in store for you:

  • Wednesday 15 December - all night scrap. 6pm-12pm with Genevieve. Bookings essential and only a few places are left

  • Friday 17 December - Mini album with envelopes, a perfect last minute gift for someone, space for loads of pics. This album class by Gill has been very popular, call the shop to book your place for Friday. Class, including kit R150pp

  • SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM IS OUT call the shop for details. Full schedule will be emailed to you

BREAKING NEWS: Cricut machine is selling for an extremely low R1995 and includes 1 free cartridge. Cricut with 2 cartridges is R2500 and the new Cuttlebug Version 2 is R995. Specials run until 13 December. Why not pop into Scrapaholics for a free demonstration - call to book a time

What's new in store? 3 new Kaisercraft ranges - Seaside, Candy Lane and Love notes. Double sided paper, rubons, journal tags, die cuts.

Our R4 sale paper rack has been stocked up - perfect paper for mini albums, refilling your stock or getting layouts done during the holidays.

Make some time to put your pictures onto paper and get creating

God bless

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Christmas is coming

The Christmas season most definitely seems to be apon us. When the gorgeous paper rolls in with the red and green hues, Father Christmas, wreaths, holly and bling - you know you are in for a special treat. I just love this time of the year!

Kaisercraft - 'tis the season range is going to be a hit. It is in store and you should be sure to get your share of this gorgeous paper as it is going to be extremely popular.

Here are some takes on the Christmas theme from the Kaisercraft Design Team:

Kerryn Lawson

Karen Shady

The possibilities are endless, just have fun - thats what its about.

Have a stunning weekend


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

i just love prima marketing, can't get enough of their stunning products! it is a pity we can't get more of their off the page stuff, canvas albums, aprons, camera bags etc etc...... ooooh imagine the gorgeous things we could make!

BUT in the meantime, Prima have a monthly sketch competition - which you should join in

here is the august sketch, due in at end of August.

A central focus allows your photo to be the focus of this stunning sketch by Anam! Underneath the photo there is plenty of room for journaling, a few whimsical swirls and a grand spot for a title.

They invite you to submit your project based on this sketch to our Prima Contest Gallery at (

All entries must be Prima-based and be submitted by the last day in August. A winner will be chosen the first week of September.
please make sure to copy us your layout - we love to see what you create
good luck!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


CHRISTMAS IN JULY Sale at Scrapaholics

Saturday 9am - 3pm

Join us for the best prices - last years Christmas Ranges with paper, stickers, embellishment etc as well as Prima Paper and some other goodies

Good news - the Kaisercraft embellishments are back in stock if you missed out last weekend

See you on Saturday!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Jowilna's post


I'm so chuffed with Jowilna's post - wanted to share it with you all - check out the title - SCRAPAHOLICS ROCKS!
Thursday, July 15, 2010

scrapaholics rocks

this is the lovely Zoe from Scrapaholics in Port Elizabeth! her shop totally rocks and her hospitality and welcome is so genuine - refreshing in this industry. what really amazed me was the class attendance - scrappers, shop owners and teachers filled the seats in someone else's shop and we laughed and scrapped and ate and had a truly awesome time. and this is the way it should be all around....thank you to Zoe and everyone who joined in the fun of creating and making this a truly memorable moment in my life. you girls totally rock!

Thanks Jowilna - we think you rock too. PE loved you....

Jowilna in Eastern Cape

hi everyone,

where has the time gone? sorry for the "no-show" blogs this past 2 weeks....

Jowilna Nolte visited us at Scrapaholics on Tuesday 6th July for the full day.

See the stunning post she did of our shop - thanks Jowilna. We so enjoyed every minute of the day with you!

I'll post the pictures of the day later as well as the gorgeous layout we did.

it was an awesome morning and afternoon session and EVEYRONE really enjoyed themselves! We rearranged the shop to fit in more tables and chairs - and the atmosphere was such that we all had the best day. We ate and chatted and scrapped and laughed and ate some more....

Watch this space for the next great day with Jowilan, thankyou to Cariena for organising the event


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Die cutting Machine Specilas

The cuttlebug has new 12" border embossers - yay! How cool is that, you can now do the full length of your page with an embossed border. There are a variety of embossers to choose from

The cuttlebug is still on Special at R850 and that oomes with a FREE Fancy pants alpha die valued at R1050......

The Cricut Personal Electic Cutting Machine is now R2450 and comes with 2 FREE Cartridges. Each cartridge is valued at R1000.

The cricut machine is portable, and cuts alphas, shapes in just about any size you want. The mats are 6"x12".

Each cartridge comes jampacked with fonts, shapes and ideas. You won't be sorry with this baby

You are welcome to contact Gill at the shop on 041-3682000 to book a demonstration

LOOK OUT FOR OUR CUTTLEBUG WORKSHOP FOR ALL CUTTLEBUG FUNDIES. Gill have got some great ideas that you can use with your machine.

Watch this space for details

Monday, June 28, 2010

Suprise guest teacher at Scrapaholics

We are thrilled to announce that Jowilna Nolte is going to be doing a day of classes at Scrapaholics next week

You can book for either the morning class (1 place left) or afternoon class on Tuesday 6th July

The supply list will be out soon and I'm sure you won't be disappointed!

Jowilna is known for her techniques, wonderful atc, stamping, embossing and has been featured in so many publications. Not to mention that she was editor of her own magazine

Need i say more? check out her blog here

hope to see you there!


Saturday, June 19, 2010

fun kaisercraft new designs

i just love the kaisercraft range, their thick double sided paper is great for so many projects, scrapbooking, home altered projects, card making and more.

their newest releases - hey birdie (cute for girls), jungle bug (fun boy themed) and le chateua (fantastic for travel - and who isn't loving brown/blue combination) are sure to inspire

here is a peak preview:
hey birdie

jungle bug


le chateau

Be sure to pop into SCRAPAHOLICS to see how you can create a stunning a page with these gorgeous papers.

Feel free to upload your creation here if you have used any of the new Kaisercraft ranges

Happy Scrappin'


Friday, June 18, 2010

kids holidays

so we are a week into the month long holiday. how are you holding up?

if you are looking for a creative wonderful time for your kids why not join our kids classes? tuesday is a wonderful layout with other girls and boys.

you can call 041-3682000 to find out what classes we are running during the holidays

you won't be sorry!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Cuttlebug Mania

Cuttlebug mania has hit Scrapaholics! We have a fantastic sale on this week as well as a workshop for all you Cuttlebug enthusiasts.

The workshop is designed for scrapbookers and card makers alike. Gill has developed some fantastic techniques and used different mediums to give you a variety of textures and results.

If you have a Cuttlebug machine this workshop is a must for you. You are bound to learn something new as well as have a fantastic morning playing, drinking coffee and socialising.

The class is SATURDY 5TH JUNE at 9am. Booking are essential as we have a limited number of seats left.

You will be required to bring your machine and embossing folders.

Please call us on 041-3682000 to book your place.

See you next Saturday at Scrapaholics

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Daisy Bucket Design, Shabby Green Door, Bo Bunny and more

NEW RANGES at Scrapaholics - DAISY BUCKET DESIGN (on left) and PAPER LOFT (on the right). Paper Loft's new range 'Morning Rain' is double sided bright coloured. Perfect for supper layouts, birthday parties and kids layouts, visit their gallery for ideas and Daisy Bucket Design is stunning hues with silhouettes on double sided paper

 Another new range is SHABBY GREEN DOOR, a division of Daisy Bucket Design. This is their first line - 'On The Wings Of A Dream'. We are so excited about this range with 6 double sided paper in gorgeous pastel colours and great designs. Check out layouts on their gallery here

Pink Paislee is a favourite at Scrapaholics. Since it was so popular last time we decided to bring the new line, BayBerry Cottage. We are sure you will like it as much as we do. You can download their emagazine, Live Pink! here

And thats not all, there is also new Bo Bunny, Karen Foster, Art from the Heart and the list goes on

All products are updated on our website where you can shop in your pjamas on our secure on site store

Happy Scrappin'

Sunday, May 2, 2010

sunshine layout

sometimes you have pictures that really need to be the centre of your layout. i just love how these pics came out, the water on morgan's face and her expression of delight.

we bought this blow up pool for her in the summer because she just loves water so much. she really is a water baby.

i used queen of hearts paper, enmarc flowers, kaisercraft alphas, kaisercraft rubons, loose brads, kaisercraft paper used for journal tag

All these products are available at Scrapaholics

Thanks for stopping by. Happy scrapbooking today


Saturday, May 1, 2010

scrapbook challenges layout

this is the layout i did for the scrapbook challenge blog hop this weekend. easy, quick and simple - but i enjoyed doing it. time goes so quickly and i haven't been keeping up with my layouts of morgan, she is in exactly a month so i better move it!

are you participating in the blog? click this link to scrapbook challenge blog hop and get all the info

enjoy the ride!


happy national SCRAPBOOKING day

this stunning layout has been done by Gill Franklin. she works full time at Scrapaholics to help you with your scrapbooking requirements, as well as designs kits and teaches classes. Gill is our cricut and cuttlebug guru!

If you would like a demonstration on either machine be sure to call Gill and pop in to see her. She loves to share what she knows with everyone

Gill is doing a great Mothers Day layout on Saturday 8th May. You can call the shop on 041-3682000 to book your place

What are you doing for NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY? I've decided to complete my unfinished projects that just lie in backs in my office!

Friday, April 30, 2010

join in the fun at scrapbook challenge blog hop this weekend

this weekend scrapbook challenges are organising a blog hop. i keep reading about these event, but am yet to participate. i hope to do my first one this weekend!

so what do you need to do to get this blog hop going? firstly do a layout from this sketch:

1. Create a post on your blog.
2. Post a link to Scrapbook Challenges.
3. Post a link to Pamela's blog to start the DT blog hop.
4. Post a link to this Hop On board to view the members blogs.
5. Post the sketch for the hop.
6. Post the layout you made that is based on the sketch.
7. If you want to post a giveaway of your own, then feel free to, but also don't feel like you have to.
** You can make your post and add to the list any time before Midnight MT May 2nd.
** Please do not add your link to the list until your actual post is up.
** Please do not post your post before 9am MST on April 30th. The hop actually starts at 10am on the 30th. But feel free to write your post up and schedule it ahead of time if you can do that with your blog.
** Don't feel like you have to hurry up and get it posted immediately. We will be "hopping on" all weekend.
** Instead of linking to the next person, link back to this "Hop On" thread so people can move on the next person posted.

Hop on over to the scrapbook challenge blog and see the prizes up for grabs

Why not try it, sounds like great fun!!

Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Project 12 March layout

here is Gill's take on the March Project 12 sketch. are the colours great and the lucky clover to celebrate St Patricks Day.

Gill is hosting the Project 12 class at Scrapaholics each month. Watch this space for details of the next class. if you aren't on our sms database for up to date info on classes, sales, specials etc please call the shop on 041-3682000 to get on the list.

The April sketch will be out at the end of this week, and we will publish it right here for you. Remember to have your April layout must be submitted by 20th May to enter the competition. Hope you participate in this great initiative

Happy scrappin'

Monday, April 26, 2010

Check out the new Delish range

a new paperrange called Delish has hit pe. i just love the muted pastel colours, they are so pretty

here is the high tea collection, just unpacked, ready for you!

i can already see the layout and mini album i want to do.

speaking of mini albums, we have secured some more acrylic albums. have you ever done one? if you are like many other scrappers, you want to but its a bit too daunghting. why not do the acrylic album mini class? we'll be having another one in june, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for this great opportunity.

other new stock on the shelves includes karen foster, kaisercraft, graphic 45, making memories, american crafts to name just a few.

SPECIALS in the shop include Cuttlebug and Cricut. pop in for a free demonstration and free diecut / cartridge when you purchase your machine of choice.

Happy scrappin'

Saturday, April 24, 2010

New Layout by Gill Franklin

Gill has been doing the Project 12 every month - well done Gilly! Here is her take on the February Sketch.

if you have fallen by the wayside and not been doing your Project 12 layouts, don't sweat. you can jump in at any time. there is a sketch each month (which you can choose to follow, or do your own lo) but the point is to get a layout done of each month. that way you will complete your years album, which is great news!

if you have done February, or March please email them to us so we can publish them on the blog.

april sketch coming up soon........

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Kaisercraft Design Team Call

okay, so it is that time of the year when every one of our favourite brands gives the call for a new design team. and while many of us don't ever enter, maybe this time you should! wouldn't it be a great experience for you to play with all the goodies (even before the shops get the products) and create, create, create.......

now back to kaisercraft and their design team. why kaisercraft over someone else? well, because kaisercraft has to be one of my absolute favourite lines. and you also think so because it usually flies out of the shop! the double sided papers are obviously acid and lignin free and nice sturdy paper to do off the page projects with.

so go for it, good luck to all of you!

Monday, April 19, 2010

here is a sketch for the ladies over at Scrapbook Challenges

Give it a try, let us know what you come up with!

Prima Giveaways

hi happy bloggers

Prima are having a stunning give away check out their blog here. Don't you just love those stunning Prima ranges on the shelf? Have you got yours yet, be quick as it is just to beautiful to stay in the shop!

You can do a layout with the Prima paper and submit it to them for blog publishing.

Enter the competition, there are fantastic prizes up for grabs!

Good luck

Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New Stock

We are pleased to announce that we are stocking the gorgeous, vintage Graphic 45. The ranges in stock currently are the 3 new ranges: Le' Romantique, On the Boardwalk and A Proper Gentleman. There is also the Communique range in stock. But be quick, the paper is being snatched up so quickly!

Here is a peak preview

Kaisercraft ranges are also in stock, have a look at Gyspy Sisters. Have a look at the stunning torquoise and purple double sided paper.

And then we can't not show you the amazing new ranges from Prima Marketing. All of these double sided papers of muted tones are gorgeous. We can't decide which are our favourites, can you? There is Flight of Fancy, Strawberry Kisses, Watercolour Rainbow Collection, Raspberry Tea Collection Pastiche Collection and Shabby Chic Collection.

Have a look at what is availabe at the Scrapaholics Website - there is a secure online shopping available for your convenience.

Please share your new designs with us - we so enjoy seeing what you create, especially when there are so many stunning new ranges out.

Happy scrappin'

Friday, April 9, 2010

March Sketch Project 12

Here it is - the layout for March.

Have you been doing the project 12? Click here to see what its all about. If you want to see the January winners - look here.

Remember you have to have your February layout sent in by 20th March (which has passed, but if you haven't done it yet, dont' fall out the loop). This March layout is due by 20th April

So get your pics printed and join the club. You don't have to do the layout in order to participate in the Challenge - just do whatever you want. The idea is just to get a layout done each month in order to have your years album completed.

Happy scrappin'


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday Scrapaholics

Wow, can you believe that 2 years ago we opened our doors. It seems like a life time ago, and yet just like last week.

I remember the long nights leading up to our opening, pricing all the stock (and it took longer than we thought!), putting the stock onto the point of sale..... and then the big day arrived.

Thank you to all of you who were part of that process, to my family, staff and my customers. I could not have done it without you. Well done to you all

So, in celebration of our birthday we are offering you a 10% discount voucher when you spend R100 - R300 or R50 voucher when you spend R300. So pop into the shop and see what we have in store for you

New stock is 3 ranges of Graphic 45, Prima Collection, Making Memories etc etc.

So come visit us and have a cuppa

Happy scrappin'

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Project 12 February Sketch

Hi happy bloggers

Here is the February sketch for Project 12 challenge. Remember you don't need to enter the competition in order to do this challenge - do it for yourself. I'm so pleased to be finally finishing a whole years album.

Great idea!

With February being the month of love the sketch has a definative love theme to it! you dont' obviously have to follow the sketch to the inch, and you can do the challenge with doing the sketch at all - you can do your own layout. As long as you do something

You can't start until February is over as it is meant to be a representation of the month as a whole!

If you are participating, or have done the January layout, send a link here so we can see what your up too

Happy Scrappin'


Friday, February 19, 2010

January Project 12 Sketch {GiLl FrAnkliN}

Here is Gill's take on the January sketch. We all had so much fun doing these sketches! Gill works full time at Scrapaholics, makes kits to sell and teachers beginners Classes.

Gill's class times are Tuesday 6pm-9pm and Friday 9am-12pm. You can pop in to view her kits or send what you require to

Happy scrappin'


January Project 12 Sketch

Hi bloggers,
Here is my layout for the January Project 12. Have you finished your layout yet, if so send it in to before 20th January 2010

Good luck!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Project 12 January sketch

Are you wanting to do a layout at end of each month to capture the memories from that month? That way you can have 12 double layouts done come the end of the year, and your album of 2010 will be almost complete!

Project 12 This is an awesome project, why not join me in it?

Each monthend Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine will showcase the monthly sketch. You need to have it completed and submitted to them before the 20th of the following month.

January layout is due next week, 20th February. Here is the January Sketch so you can join in:

Have fun, and please send us a link with your layout so we can see what you are all up to!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Loads of new stock

We have gone Valentines Mad - Love Struck from Making Memories has double sided paper at R8 a sheet, foil alphabets, tickets and they all match. Stunning reds, pinks, etc.

Kaisercraft 2 new ranges are also in - Praire Lane, blue and brown double sided papers as well as the Empire Collection in Orange and Blue. Both are simply gorgeous, as Kaisercraft always is.

New to South Africa - Lily Bee. We have 3 different ranges of double sided paper, including flowers, journal paper, stripes dots - too many to mention!

Heidi Swapp clear acrylic stamps are back, but going fast. Kaisercraft bling words and pictures are as popular as ever, new flowers etc etc.

Come visit and see all the new goodies to play with!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cuttlebug Specials

This week only - fantastic CUTTLEBUG specials for you

Order the limited edition pink cuttlebug for R890 (usual price is R990) and receive a free fancy pants alphabet valued at R950.

But... thats not all.

  • Buy any 2 dies and receive a free embosser valued at R68
  • Buy 3 embossers and receive a 4th free valued at R68
Pop in store to see our catalogue or visit The Wholesaler and look under tools - cuttlebug to view the various dies and embossers.

You can order your goodies in various ways:
Specials run until Sunday 31st January 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A little competition

Hi bloggers

Amanda Dovey from Scrapbook+Photographs+Life is celebrating her blog's first birthday and is running a little competition.

All you have to do is click on her blog and leave her a comment, what could be simpler?

Here is the link:

Good luck, enjoy her blog


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Album in a month Course

Do you have lots of photos that you just don't get to? Photos of a particular holiday, event or even your babys first years? Or maybe you just have a pack of random photographs you would like to scrap, but dont' get around to.

Then this project is for you!Genevieve has created an album that can be done in a month. It is a 4-week project with clear line scrapping and is gorgeous. The album is part of her 'affordable scrapbooking line' and is going to be so popular.

The layouts are singles and doubles - which is perfect for events that need both. Somthimes you don't have enough photos to create a double layout, do you?

The class is run on Thursday nights 6pm-9pm. It will suit all levels of scrapbookers.

Remember paper and embellishments are to be bought in class. Please book your place by calling 041-3682000 as seats are limited and this project is uber popular.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Social Class

Hi everyone,

Do you, like me, feel that this year has started and already gone so quickly - I just can't seem to get organised. Time moves so quickly, doesn't it?

So many projects, great ideas to do, layouts to complete and so goes my list.

With this in mind I am hosting a FREE SOCIAL CLASS every Wednesday morning. 9am-12pm, you are welcome to join in, have a cuppa with us and get some scrapbooking done. You can start a new project or complete something you are working on.

Please book you place, by calling the shop on 041-3682000, or leaving a comment here, or booking via facebook

Hope to see you all there, and if you can't make this week - remember we will be meeting every Wednesday morning

Happy scrappin'

Friday, January 8, 2010

Quick Mini Christmas Album

Have you already downloaded your Christmas photos, sorted through them and printed them out? If your like me, that usually gets done towards Easter! But since 2010 is my year for getting organised, and TIME is my new buzz word, i've been proactive this year.

I created this mini Christmas Album for my sister-in-law to remind her of her holiday at home (she lives in the UK with her fiance). It was our little Morgan's first Christmas, and we all enjoyed watching her with the paper and presents!

Take rectangle chipboard pieces for your pages. I used 5 12cmx8cm chipboard, including cover and back. Since you need to cover 10 sizes, select either 5 double pages (you get 2 pages covered from 1 sheet) or 10 single pages. Choose Christmas paper, with greens and reds if you are going for the traditional Christmas theme.

Firstly I covered each chipboard sheet. I put the double sided tape (medium or thick tape) onto the chipboard and then put the paper onto the chipboard. It is easier to then cut the paper from the chipboard with your craft knife.

I then chose my pictures to fit each page. It is a good idea to have some jumbos, 2 ups, 4 ups as well as 6 ups for this project. I like to pick and chose and love to have a variety of printed photos to play around with.

After embellishing each page, do some journalling (i put the menu onto one of the tags) as well as some colour coded ribbons on the rings.

Enjoy this quick and easy project. It is a perfect gift, or a reminder of hopefully a wonderful Christmas.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Welcome 2010

Happy New Year to all bloggers! May this be a year of prosperity, peace, family and abundant blessings.

We are so excited about the New Year and have so many new, exciting, creative things that we are conjuring up for you all. Watch this space, our blog will soon be full!

If you are following the Ali Edwards blog have you decided on your word yet? If you haven't followed her blog, she challenges everyone to have a word that you want to focus on and be inspired by. A word that will represent what you want from the new year, what will 2010 be for you?

My word is TIME. Time for God, better time management, time with my family, quality time with my baby, time to scrap and time for me. Everyday you think about your word and with that thinking also needs to come action - in order to fulfill your desire for the new challenges and new doors that open this new year for you.

Think about your year ahead, and the word that will inspire you. Let us know what your word is and we will be back soon with some mini albums and fantastic layouts.

God bless

My Little Shoebox

Lily Bee

Lily Bee