Friday, 21 July 2017

Confession Time....

Confession Time...

Hello, my name is Vicki & I have needed help, advice and support with the setting up of this brand new Design Team!  
So, a while ago, I approached 2 awesome friends to help me out… and invited them to become part of my inaugural team.  They said YES!!!

I would now like to introduce you to my Design Team Coordinator – Tammy Klingner, and my Social Media Coordinator – Lynn Good.  What a fabulous start I already have!  Between them they have several years DT experience, and their help and advice has been invaluable.   There has been so much I didn’t know – or was not aware that I even needed. They are helping me up this steep learning curve... I am blessed to welcome them into my team.

I will do better introductions soon, (for those that don’t know Tammy & Lynn), but in the mean time, please take the time to check out their social media pages… 

Don’t forget the DT call is still open – you have until the 15th August, and all the details can be found in the previous post.

Tammy's links:

Lynn's Links:

Instagram: @lynngood2012

I am loving this whole process - and especially looking at all the applications so far received - some beautiful work out there! 
There is definitely still time to apply!
Cheers, Vicki. xxx

Friday, 14 July 2017

Inaugural Design Team Call

14th July 2017

Inaugural Design Team Call
Open until 15th August 2017.

Scrap Matrix is looking for a small Design Team to help inspire others and share the love of the cool products that are sold in our small boutique store and on the web site. We are so proud to stock some of the most beautiful brands from around the world. 
So, if you love what Scrap Matrix has on offer…
Whether you are a scrapbooker, card maker, art journaler etc who just loves to work with great brands and cool stuff – and, of course help inspire others, then keep reading…
You would:
  • ·         be asked to create at least 2 projects a month, sometimes one with instructions (written or video), and a product review on occasion.
  • ·         embrace the different challenges that are set by Scrap Matrix and be encouraged to enter in (our Favourite) Brand Challenges and challenges that Scrap Matrix sponsors.
  • ·         be prompt, active and willing to participate in social media platforms (blog, Facebook, Instagram) regularly, while helping direct customers with links to the site. 
  • ·         be prepared to comment on and help choose winning entries when SM hosts a challenge.

You will receive a cool Welcome Pack of goodies, beautiful monthly product pack (approx. $30) and a generous 20% discount off your store purchases, for the duration of your term.

I am conscious of conflict of interest situations, so if you are representing another store or sell product yourself, then it may not be a good fit for you at Scrap Matrix.
Due to the freight cost and delay with international postage, some Guest DT spots may be offered…

If you have checked out our products and think you would like to help me promote my store, then I would love to hear from you. 
Please send me:
  • ·         a few samples of your style – maximum of 5 images please!
  • ·         links to your blog, Instagram, Facebook and any other social media accounts you have.
  • ·         your contact details
  • ·         a little bit about yourself
  • ·         your reasons for applying
  • ·         please mention Design Teams you may currently be on (or applying for)…

I am excited by this next stage in the life of Scrap Matrix, and look forward to hearing from you if you think this might be the right place for you.

Cheers, Vicki

Please send applications to:

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

13 Arts Butterfly Challenge

13 Arts Butterfly Challenge
May 2017

​I seriously have not had any spare time to blog about anything - let alone enter a challenge!!!! However, I have challenged a few 13 Arts Aussie fans to participate in this month's challenge at 13 Arts - either the Sketch or the Butterflies .... 
so figured I should play along as well. 
I have chosen the Butterflies mixed media challenge, using a photo of my beautiful daughter relaxing on the beach in Bali.  


The background  paper is from the Mental Vacation range, and layered papers creating a frame around the photo are from Colour Basic, Fly Away and Aura Rosa - love the way so many of the paper ranges coordinate together.
First up, I mixed some black gesso with some 13 Arts Magic Powder to create a thick paste and used it through the pretty 13 Arts stencil. We learned this technique from Aida when she visited - and I am so happy with the crisp sharp results you get when you use this thick paste. Thanks Aida!

The butterflies I have fussy cut from a mix of the His & Hers, and the Aura Rosa ranges... and have decorated some chipboard butterflies (from His & Hers) with black gesso and Bronze Glitter Ink.  Once I had completed my layers, I splashed some Black Glitter ink and some Sky Blue Spray around the edges of my design. 

Here are a couple of close ups...

Dear 13 Arts! Thanks for getting me excited - and making me 'make time'-  to play along with this challenge. 
I really enjoyed it and love how this layout turned out.
Cheers, Vicki. xx

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Welcome to the New Look Scrap Matrix Blog

Welcome to the New Look Scrap Matrix Blog!  

I figured with a new look website - we should refresh the blog look as well. And I didn't like the 'built in' blog that came with the website... it seemed more like a diary, and had little to no 'regular' features.
I do need a better 'header' though...

So... new web site, new blog, on Instagram...  now to work out what I aim to do with them - and work out how!  All this social media is doing my head in... 

Thought I would just start with a couple of pics of my little store - at Victor Harbor, South Australia. I am so proud of it and how it looks. It is filled with gorgeous products for scrapbookers, mixed media fans - and even card makers!  

Of Course We Have Amazing Papers...

 Scrap Matrix has always been THE place to source 'hard to find' brands. 
Many of the gorgeous featured brands are international, coming from Poland, Denmark, USA, Sweden, Poland...
 We only stock quality beautiful brands!

So Much Metal!!!  

Trinkets, Filigree, Buttons & Brads, Latches and Corners, Value packs, Prima and Tim Holtz
Who doesn't love adding Vintage Trinkets to the projects?  We have heaps... all sitting pretty in little cupcake holders - coloured coded for price of course.

Mixed Media & Art Journaling.

Never ending story, this!  So many gels, mediums, pastes - and so many brands to choose from... we only stock great brands, so you can't go wrong.  Finnabair By Prima, Tim Holtz Ranger, Liquitex.. 

Add Some Colour

Again, so many brands, colours, types... we have sprays, mica powders, embossing powders, inks, paints... in ALL the colours of the rainbow - and more!  Products that you can use straight from the package and products that you can mix with all your Mixed Media gels & pastes. Possibilities are endless. And so much fun!

Stencils, Stamps, Words & Letters, Bling, Lace, Resins...

You can just never have enough.... 

That's it for today's little tour, I am keen to see how this looks - and get on to adding some product and brand links. 
Thanks for stopping by! And of course any feedback is most welcome.

Cheers, Vicki
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