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Hi there everybody,

We know you love our retreats and we now have the luxury of air conditioned in store retreats all year but we are still going to have 2 retreats at Frederick Marsden Youth Centre at Kallangur as we have done before.

One is in May and it is for 2 nights and the other one is scheduled for August for 3 nights.

Please contact the store on for more information or registration forms. 

For more details you can also see the RETREATS / CROPS tab on this blog.

                              Hope you can make it!!!

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A Place to Create is holding a WEEKEND RETREAT GETAWAY


Do you want some time for you? Do you want a weekend all about you?

A Place to Create brings to you a weekend RETREAT all about YOU!

Friday 26th – Sunday 28thAugust 2016


Cost: $250

You will receive:

2 Nights Accommodation/ All Meals/ Welcome Drinks/ Welcome Pack/ Challenge Pack/ Prizes and Giveaways/ Complimentary B&W Portrait of You/ PJ’s Party & Drinks/ Make and Takes/ Name Lanyard plus-

Everyone loves to be pampered so to make you feel special we’ve added other indulgences throughout the weekend to make it all about you!

Sorry you will have to join us to find out what we have planned!

 Accommodation and Meals:

Frederick Marsden Youth Centre- Kallangur

Bottom Bunk Beds (you will need to bring your own bed linen and towel)
Full Continental and Buffet Breakfast/ Morning Tea/ Lunch/ Afternoon Tea/ Dinner

Option of Booking into additional classes over the weekend/ details of classes to follow.

Check in time/ Friday from 2pm with afternoon tea provided
Check out time 2pm Sunday

 What can you do at our Retreat?

There will be plenty of time for you to craft, create, relax and have fun, whatever you wish to do.
 We will have separate crafting and class areas set out so you can leave your tools and equipment set up all weekend.

So gather your crafting friends and make a booking to secure your place.
$250 payment at time of booking.

 it’s all about you! Do you need some time for you? You know you deserve it!

Please note:

$50 Cancellation Fee applies to all cancellations up to 24th June.
 If cancellation is after this date- Unfortunately no refund will be given.
A full refund will be given if the Retreat is cancelled by A Place to Create.
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A Place to Create
25th-27th July 2014
We hope that you are able to join us for our retreat we are holding at A Place to Create. We are holding the retreat at the shop, so there is no need for planning to go away or accommodation costs. We are going to bring you some amazing classes at fantastic value. We have planned classes throughout the whole weekend from Friday night through to Sunday afternoon. You can just pop in and out to attend classes as necessary, just select the classes you would like to attend and make your bookings. We have left time between classes for you to pop out to grab food or feel free to bring a snack with you.
Places are limited- Pre Paid bookings are essential to secure your booking- however if you are booking several classes and need a little time to pay, just talk to us.
The shop will be open all weekend while the retreat is going on so if you need supplies pop on in…
Class bookings close- Friday the 18th July.

Don’t miss out- call the store today on 38512200 to secure your place.

Friday night 25th July 2014 from 6-9pm
                                          Art of Life Double Layout with Sharon. 
Using Kaiser’s Art of Life paper Collection Sharon will show you how to create a stunning double page layout. Layer upon layer using acetate, flowers, die cuts, buttons and more Sharon will make this layout pop right in front of your eyes.
                                                                   Cost: $35
Bring a basic tool kit, trimmer, adhesives including 3D Foam, 450 glue, distressing tool.
Saturday morning 26th July 2014 from 10.30-12.30pm
                                   Graphic 45 Double Page Layout and 4 Cards with Sharon.
Create a Double Page Layout and 4 Cards using Graphic 45 papers. You will use pearls, punches, feathers, metal buttons, lace, flowers and more to create your masterpiece and cards.
Cost: $50 
 Bring a basic tool kit, adhesives including 3D foam and 450 glue, distressing tool.

Saturday afternoon 26th July 2014 from 2pm-5pm

                                               Trellis and Window Technique Layouts
                                                               with Sandra and Gayle.
You will create 2 Double Page Layouts in this class full of technique and tips. This class is full of different techniques to teach you different ways to use your embossing folders and punches. We will show you how to use a distressing tool, punches, papers, embossing, paint, pleated ribbon, chipboard, lace, banners, flowers, pins and more to create not one but two stunning double page layouts.

Cost $65
Bring a basic tool kit, trimmer, adhesives including 3D foam and 450 glue, craft knife and mat, med paint brush, sanding block, distressing tool, teal or aqua ink pad. Also bring a flat linen or cotton tea towel to sand card on.

Saturday night 26th July 2014 from 6-9pm
Papermania Oyster Blush Shimmer Layouts

                                                          with Sandra and Gayle.

Create 6 Double Page Layouts using Papermania Oyster Blush Shimmer papers, complimented with flowers, pin wheels, ribbons, laces, punches, brads, buttons, pleated ribbon, card and more. 
Cost: $70
Bring a basic tool kit, trimmer, adhesives including 3D foam and 450 glue or glue dots.

Sunday morning 27th July 2014 from 10.30am-12.30

                                                              Shabby Chic Card set with Gayle.

Create 6 stunning Shabby Chic cards using Teresa Collins papers, card, embossing, distressing, ribbon, flowers, string, lace, mesh, banners, brads, bling, pearls and more. 
Cost: $35
Bring a basic tool kit, trimmer, adhesives including 3D foam, 450 glue, distressing tool.

Sunday afternoon 27th July 2014 from 2-5pm
Christmas in July Layout and Cards

                                                                      with Sandra and Gayle.

Create a bright and fun Double Page Christmas layout plus create 4 Christmas cards using the Bo Bunny Christmas Magic Papers and embellishments. You will have materials for 4 more cards and a photo in your kit to complete at home. Includes all materials for class, a complete 6 x 6 paper pad, a full set of alpha’s plus heaps of extra’s.
Cost $45
 Bring a basic tool kit, trimmer, adhesives, 3 D foam squares plus 450 glue or glue dots. 


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Scrapbooking events and class timetable for October

October 14th,  15th and 16th 2011 – A Place to Create’s first Retreat

Brook Hotel, 167 Osbourne Rd, Mitchelton

For details click here

Pre paid booking are essential.
Payments may be made over the phone 3851 2200 or in store.

Bookings close Friday 7th October 2011.

Scrap and Chats and Crop Nights

Click here to browse the Upcoming Events Calendar for dates and times

Come in Fancy Dress to the Halloween Crop…  

Saturday October 29th  9:30am-11.30am – Summer Vacation Class – 3 double layouts

Create a set of 3 double layouts in the bright colours of summer.

The weather is warming up – get ready to scrap your summer vacation photos.

Some of the techniques our teacher will show you are embossing, origami  and using  templates.   All embellishments included.  These 3 layouts can hold a total 30 photos, just what you need to scrap your summer vacations.

Ring 3851 2200 and make a booking to secure your place. Cost $45 includes kits.  Limited places available.

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Retreat Timetable 14th, 15th and 16th of October 2011 – Brisbane

We look forward to seeing you at our very first retreat for A Place to Create. This event has been designed to be user friendly allowing you to participate in as much or as little as you wish.

We will kick off the retreat with a relaxed Friday night crop where all are welcome.  Saturday brings 6 classes in total with the crop starting at 1pm through to midnight.  Sunday will have another 4 classes for you to choose from and cropping will start at 9.30am through till 4pm.
You can simply choose the classes you are interested in and book.  There is no limit to the number of classes you book as long as you only select one class from each time slot.
This retreat gives you the best of both worlds.  Crop to your heart’s content with the opportunity to participate in classes as you desire- you can just pop out of the crop to attend classes as necessary. 

If you do not wish to join in the crop sessions you may just come along for classes as you wish.

Pre paid booking are essential, payments may be made over the phone 3851 2200 or in store.
Bookings close Friday 7th October 2011.
Accommodation is available at the venue ~ please contact the Brook Hotel 3355 5366 for enquiries and bookings.
Please note that the venue is licenced therefore you cannot bring alcohol however you may bring a snack if participating in the late night crop session.  Tea, coffee and water will be made available throughout the crops
No meals are included with class bookings but can be booked separately.
Crops may be attended on either day or book for both and save.


Please bring the following items to all classes:
Cutting mat  
Brown ink pad for distressing edges                        
Scalpel or craft knife /scissors                                                    
Adhesives eg. Tape runner for layout classes,  double sided tape, glue, foam tape / 3 D mounting squares / glue dots
Distressing tool and sanding block
Bone scorer for card classes                                   

Pen/ pencil/eraser and ruler
Awl/Paper piercer

Special requirements for:
Cuttlebug Class:
Dust Buddy (available in store)
Cuttlebug machine if you have one
Distressing tool and sanding block a must

Always Remember Quilted Tile Canvas class:
Strong glue (eg: Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive)
Strong glue stick (eg: Pritt)
Paint Brush

Graphic 45 Wooden Frame and Calendar classes:
Dimensional Magic  

Friday night 14th October

Friday night Crop
Join us for a crop Friday night from 6pm till midnight.  Access to the room from 6pm, bring the projects you are working on or purchase a layout kit. Bring your tools and equipment and enjoy a relaxed evening with other scrappers.
Have your dinner before you come or you can order dinner from the menu at the Brook to be delivered to your cropping area.  Alcohol can be purchased from the bar during the evening.
Venue: Annex room located at the far end of the Tennyson room, easy access through side door from back car park on Crazy Clarks side.
Tea/Coffee, water and nibbles will be available.
Cost: $10 per head.

Crops on Saturday and Sunday:

Crop Session A: Saturday crop is located in the Tennyson Room.  Crop starts from 1pm through to midnight and includes dinner – $35  (Please Note: Tennyson room is not available until after 1pm Saturday)

Crop Session B: Sunday crop is also located in the Tennyson Room.  Crop starts from 9.30am through to 4pm – includes lunch  – $30

Book into both Saturday and Sunday crops for total cost of $60 includes dinner Saturday and lunch Sunday.

Access to the Tennyson room for crops can be gained via the Motel reception at the rear of the Brook Hotel.

Classes for the Weekend:
Will be held in the Annex room and easy access can be gained via the side door from the back car park on Crazy Clark’s side if you are not attending the crop sessions. 

Saturday 15th October

Session: 1

(Graphic 45 Steam Punk Debutante wooden frame class has been postponed and a new class is now in it’s time slot)

Travel Journal- 
Create a 8 x 8″ Travel Journal or a personal Journal to hold all your private thoughts, photo’s, tickets and treasures.
You will use the new Bonjour collection from Kaisercraft plus embellishments, threads, buttons, flowers and more.
Love off the page projects? This will tick all the boxes. 
Includes all materials.
(If you are unable to attend this class a kit can be purchased to work on as a project throughout the weekend)
‘Always Remember’
Quilted Tile Canvas
Create a 40 x 40 canvas with paper tiles, delicate chipboard embellishments, mists, paint, pins, grand adhesions and more. This is the perfect way to display multiple photos of family and friends.
All materials supplied.  Create your own title with a full set of K & Co chipboard alphabets.


Lunch 12-1pm $15

Bookings Required

Bookings Required

1 pm

Crop Session A:  Begins

Session 2:
1 – 4pm
Calendar Creations.
Create your very own calendar using a blank Making Memories calendar, then choose either Graphic 45 Steam Punk Debutante or Bo Bunny Forever Fall range. Use as a yearly calendar or as a special dates to remember calendar. Great gift idea for that special person.

10 Layouts
Create a set of 10 quick and easy layouts with loads of tips and tricks. A fantastic way to kick start an album or get 10 pages created in no time at all.  All materials included.
You will need to bring both a permanent and repositional tape runner for this class plus basic tool kit and adhesives. 

Session 3:

‘Pretty Card Set’
Make 5 pretty cards using Martha Stewart punches, 3 Bugs in a Rug ‘Bake me a Cake’ papers,
Martha Stewart die cut lace tags, embellishments, bling, ribbons and more.


Accordion Album
“What I want you to know about me’
You will create a whimsical accordion album in lilac and lime tones while you have the opportunity to reflect on what’s important to you.  Not only does the class include all materials, you will have the opportunity to have your photo taken, edited fully with portrait professional software and emailed to your home address for you to keep.

Dinner 7pm   $20

Bookings Required

Crop Session A:

Crop and Create until
12 midnight. 

Sunday 16th October

9.30am – 4pm

Crop Session B:
9.30am till 4pm

Session: 1
10am -12

Christmas Cards.
Create a co-ordinated set of 16 Christmas cards using a instruction template, Martha Punches, ribbons, embellishments and more.
This class will get your Christmas cards started in a big way and the bonus is you get to keep the template so you can make more cards.
Materials provided will be presented in a paper storage folder for you to keep.
You will need to bring a ruler with ‘inch’ measurements for this class plus basic tool kit and adhesives.

 “Flower Fantasy” Shadowbox Frame.
This class is all about techniques, layers and creating a stunning framed layout to showcase your favourite photo.  Use dies, embossing, alcohol inks, acetate, heat tools and more as you create this flower and butterfly themed masterpiece.
Class kit includes Doodlebug 8 x 8 shadowbox frame, Prima papers, Prima flowers and use of all dies, folders and inks required to complete.

Lunch 12-1pm $15

Bookings Required

Bookings Required

Session 2:
1 – 4pm
 Cuttlebug Class.
Make 6 Shabby Chic Vintage Scrapbooking layouts using a set of 6 Cuttlebug embossing folders (that you get to keep), Martha punches, sticker sheet, embellishments, ribbons and trims.
You will learn how to emboss and sand core’dinations card stock to create that vintage look which co-ordinates beautifully with the  Bo Bunny Et Cetera  paper range.
All this in your very own
12 x 12 paper storage satchel.

It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas’ rustic Christmas collection.
You will create-
5 small recycled, 5 medium and 5 large raffia handled gift bags, a Kaisercraft wooden tree adorned with paper rosettes, Prima flowers and Melissa Frances hanging gemstones plus a Christmas bunting in co-ordinating papers and accessories to finish off your rustic Christmas collection.


Tea/coffee and water will be made available throughout the weekend.



Travel Journal- Using Kaisercraft Bonjour collection/ Saturday 9.30am
Sample of this class can also be viewed in store.

‘Always Remember’  Quilted Tiled Canvas/ Saturday 9.30am
Sample of this class can also be viewed in store.

‘Calendar Creations’ – Choose from Graphic 45 Steam Punk Debutante or Bo Bunny’s Forever Fall / Saturday 1pm
Sample of this class can also be viewed in store.
‘Pretty Card Set” – using Martha Stewart punches / Saturday 4.30pm

Make a set of 16 Christmas Cards/ Sunday 10am

 Cuttlebug Class-  
Make 6 Shabby Chic Vintage Scrapbooking layouts / Sunday 1pm

‘Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’ Rustic Christmas Collection / Sunday 1pm.
Sample of this class can also be viewed in store.

‘Flower Fantasy Shadowbox Frame’ Sunday 10am

(More sneak peeks of classes will be available soon)
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A Place to Create’s First Scrapbooking Retreat

How exciting??? We are turning 1 year old and it’s time we had our very first retreat.  So save the following dates so you don’t miss out and keep an eye on this website to get more details as they become available. 
We won’t be going too far for our first retreat, it will be held locally at the Brook Hotel at Mitchelton so those of you who have family or work commitments can also join in. It also means the cost will be kept down as you won’t have to pay for accommodation as you will be able to sleep in your own comfy bed.  For those that would like to come and are a little further away, accommodation is available on site this can be arranged by calling the Brook Hotel.. 

Save these dates:
Friday evening 14th October
Saturday 9am- midnight 15th October
Sunday 9am – 4pm 16th October

Details on Scrapbooking Retreat so far-
Friday Night 14th October – Evening crop from 6pm till midnight.

Saturday 15th  Class List
Session 1:
Class A:  Kaisercraft Wooden Frame decorated with Graphic 45’s Steampunk Debutante range.
Class B:  Class to be advised

Session 2:
Class A: Decorate a hard covered Calendar in a choice of two different paper ranges… more details soon.
Class B: Create 5 double layouts… more details soon.

Session 3:
Class A: Make a set of Pretty and Cute cards using Martha punches and a range of techniques and products.
Class B: To be advised

Sunday 16th Class List
Session 1:
Class A: Make a set of 16 Fantastic Christmas cards using a design template, punches and stamps. 
Class B: To be advised

Session 2:
Class A: Use a set of Cuttlebug embossing folders that you get to keep and die cut elements to make layouts and cards. (we are waiting for new stock to arrive for this class so please be patient)
Class B: Christmas!! Make a set of themed Christmas gift bags and matching accessories that will wow everyone at Christmas time.  Sneak peek coming soon. 

That is the base of our classes so far- please keep an eye on this blog and as soon as samples and sneak peeks become available they will be posted… (There is so much new stock arriving very soon that we’d like to share with you at this retreat so samples will be done as soon as the new stock arrives) 

Cropping at the Retreat:
Saturday 15th from 12 o’clock to 12 midnight
Sunday 16th  All day (times will be posted soon) 

Please bear with us as more details and sneak peeks become available.