Monday, December 1, 2008

Welcome to our very FIRST Blog Party!!!

Hi Everyone & welcome to our celebration.  Sit back, relax & enjoy the evening...get yourself a cuppa, but don't stray too far, we have LOADS to give away!


For those of you that don't know me, I'm Ange Connolly...Wife, Mother of 2 gorgeous boys - Josh (nearly 8) and Noah (4), and creator of Scrapware.  My vision of Scrapware began in 2005 & we launched our first products onto the market in May 2006.  It's been a wild and fabulous journey since 2006 and we're now going to focus on YOU, our end users & sharing our hints, tips and ideas on our fab products...


Let's check who's here...leave a comment with your name and I'd love to say Hello!!!


Ange



112 comments:

  1. Hi Ange, here to play ...loking forward to the night

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  2. Hi Ange
    I'm here and looking forward to the blog party
    Cheers
    Naomi :)

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  3. Hi everyone. Allie here :-)I'm sitting here in my scraproom with my dd Marnie (11) who has just whipped up an awesome layout :-)

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  4. oooh my post disappeared i think,
    Hi Ange
    looking forward to playing along with you girls tonight

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  5. Hi Ange
    I'm online for the Party
    Cheers
    Naomi
    P.S not sure if my last comment worked or not!!

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  6. I'm here :) Looking forward to see some fun on here!!!

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  7. opps forgot to say my name Lisa Arnet!! hey Allie your not toooo far from me!!

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  8. Hi! I'm Katie Abbot. I'm in the US, awake at 2am with a crying newborn! =)

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  9. Hey Ange, dya want to take the word verification off, just for the evening? (You probably forgot you even had it on, hey?) It might make it easier for us to join in the chat.

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  10. oh no Katie
    good that she cried at the right time though
    HIYA everyone

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  11. I'm Michelle Vass... hello everyone!

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  12. Hey Katie, welcome. The best place to be in the middle of the night while you're waiting for the little one to drop back to sleep. I still remember those days (err, nights!).

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  13. hey lovelies sitting here with my spotted teapot (thanks Ange ready for the action.... have a good night
    love naomi x

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  14. hi everyone!!!!
    allie - how wonderful that u scrap with ur dd!! thats beautiful :)
    katie - oh no u poor thing!!! how did u find out about the blog party when ur in the US? :)
    kathie - good idea!
    girls, ill be around not so much for the next 45 mins then im all urs :D

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  15. this will be fun!!

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  16. Hi everyone! I'm looking forward to a good couple of hours here at Scrapware! Lisa Warren

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  17. hey LISA
    i forgot to say I am Robyn
    bit slow here on dial up atm

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  18. Yeah! I was bummed last week when I realized this was going to be in the middle of the night for me. =P Bekah usually sleeps like a rock and often goes 7 hours at night (she is 5 weeks Monday) so this is weird. But she is acting like she has really bad gas pains. =( Poor girl!

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  19. It is fab to scrap together Karen, we have just sold one of the desks in the room ready for a revamp so we can both be scrapping with lots of space at the same time.
    Only downside is that she loves all the new stuff so 2 scrappers in the one house is not good for the budget LOL. She has a very good stash on her own, is addicted to Thickers and is so disappointed that Love Elsie is no more - she loved her stuff.

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  20. I subscribe to Karen's blog in my Google reader. =)

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  21. Does anyone else use typepad and know how Ange can turn the word verification off? I'm a blogspot girl and wouldn't have a clue.

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  22. none of the new comments are coming up.... i can only see 10 out of 24 comments made. does anyone know whats happening???

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  23. Hi Allie! Yeah, I think a few young girls are disappointed that Elsie's not doing anymore KI stuff. It was ideal for tween/teen pages, wasn't it.
    Katie, I hope that Bekah comes good. Gas pain isn't very nice. Jamie had it too - got it when he was five weeks old as well. I used to dose him up on colic medicines until he was about a year old!

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  24. I could only see 10 of them for a while, too. I don't know how I got the rest to show up.

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  25. im a blogspot girl too. do you remember how you turned it on?? maybe that will help? Allie arent you a typepad gal

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  26. my comments have just spilled over onto a new page. Is there a "next" link at the bottom of your page?

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  27. G'Day Ange, Made it at last, Kez

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  28. who wants some info on an awesome new Scrapware competition where u win $100 worth of scrapware????

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  29. Hi, Monique here, sorry I'm late!

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  30. Hi Ange!!!
    I'm here ....although on an off....waiting for dinner to arrive! Love love love the sneak peek!! Hello everyone!!

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  31. not sure it it may help Bekah but when my boys were windy with pains i use to lay them in my lap with their head at my knee and gently sway the hold them up and pat their backs like burping and sometimes that would help 'dislodge' the wind. it may may not help. Poor bubba. x

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  32. Oh my goodness, welcome all you wonderful Ladies!!!!! We are honoured to have you all present, and I hope for you Katie that your newborn settles soon :) I am still trying to figure how to turn verification off, so hang in there! Ange

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  33. Hmm, I'm the same Lisa. I am not very techie so it is probably something easy that we are missing LOL>
    I will try subcribing to the live feed and see what happens

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  34. ok here is all the details!
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    MYMINI COMPETITION DETAILS
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    ok so on the timetable it said that at 7:35pm I would be announcing a huge new competition with Scrapware!!!
    So here is all the goss:
    Task:
    To have an entry in the draw you must create a minialbum using the KDD MyMini album. You can enter as many times as u want, but each entry has to be a minialbum made using the MyMini! The minialbums can be of any theme you want.
    Due Date:
    All entries must be in by 31st January 2009.
    How to enter:
    Email UP TO FIVE images of the minialbum to scrapware@iinet.net.au before the end of January. Each minialbum must be in a SEPERATE email. So if you are entering two minialbums, create two seperate emails.
    Judging:
    Minialbums will be judged by myself and Ange. We will choose our ten favourite minialbums and they will be the semifinalists. The ten entries will then be shown to the Scrapware DT anonymously, so that they dont know who made what album. And then the DT will vote on their favourite album.
    Prize:
    $50 prize pack of Scrapware!
    $50 gift voucher to spend on Scrapware!
    Guest DT position on the Scrapware DT!
    Note:
    The album doesnt have to be made specifically for this competition and can be shown on your blog or other online galleries during the length of this competition.
    How awesome is that!!!! If you have any questions feel free to ask, however Im having to duck off for the next 30 mins so I will answer them when i get back :D
    i will be posting all this information on the Scrapware blog homepage AFTER the blogparty has finished .... so if u want this info later just check there :D
    i hope to see LOTS of entries from you talented scrappers!!!! i cant wait to see what you all come up with!

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  35. When my little man was tiny he would cry for 6 hours solid! It is just horrible!

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  36. I am a Typepad girl but I don't have verification so I'm not sure how to turn it on or off. I might have a little play and see if I can work it out.

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  37. how do you get the live feed???

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  38. wow Karen and Ange this sounds like a great comp

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  39. Sounds great Karen ;)

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  40. Wow that is a very cool competition. I have been going to track one of those gorgeous albums down so this is a great incentive.

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  41. allie - ange should know where u can get them from :) i think Scrapboxx has some in stock?

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  42. um just a question... do we stay with the comments or should we be looking for new blog posts?

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  43. Comp sound great Karen - I have a couple on My Minis in my stash - I have plans for one, so I might put that onein the comp! :^)

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  44. They are in one of the off the page monthly kits at the boxx ;)

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  45. Karen, that sounds like an awesome competition. And it'll be a nice project over the Christmas break while there's nothing on TV at night ;)

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  46. lol I hope this isn't the beginning of year-long colic or 6 hours of crying! =P She is so happy for about 10 minutes at a time and then she just screams! It seems to be getting better, though. =P
    I love the challenge!

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  47. Youi can get the live feed by looking just under the blog post and it has a Trackback spiel and you just go from there.

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  48. competition sounds great Karen.....might have to order some for the shop!

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  49. I think I fixed it!!!! Now, let me do a Roll Call:
    Robyn W
    Naomi
    Allie
    Lisa Arnet
    Sarah
    Kathie
    Katie
    Mich
    Naomi Cox
    Lisa Warren
    Kez
    Monique
    Ruey
    ....have I missed anyone, I want to do our first GIVEAWAY!!!!
    Ange

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  50. what an awesome competition!!

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  51. Oh... I need to get hold of some MyMini albums from Ange to have a play with. :)

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  52. ok, so when that comes up how do i comment... can you tell i know what im doing. i will yell out if smoke comes out of the computer!! lol

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  53. woohoo first comp.......

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  54. oooh the excitement...lol

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  55. Live feed is not working for me! Now I need to catch up.

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  56. I have been keeping 2 windows open Lisa. Comment on the blog and then refresh the live feed. Does that make sense. Oh and I worked out if you can't see all the comments, just hit the "next" button under the last comment. Doh - we are in this together LOL

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  57. oh bugger i don't know how to work this live feed thing. :(

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  58. so glad I'm not the only one with a smokin' computer

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  59. First Giveaway winner goes to Allie!!! Congrats Allie, you have won KT21 - 3 Birdhouses in a Row....you have 3 minutes to claim your prize :)

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  60. I'm just following the comments, and hitting refresh every minute or so. I have no idea about subscribing to live feeds or anything. Way above my level of puter expertise :)

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  61. what a cool prize congrats

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  62. ok. second window opne. ha ha ha i must look like the opposite of a nerd! whatever that is!! lol

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  63. congrats allie :D i SO SO SO want one of those! i think ill have to put an order in soon :)
    ruey - what shop are u from? :)

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  64. Congratulations Allie!

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  65. Congrat Allie :)

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  66. Oh wow, how exciting. Officially claiming my prize now LOL

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  67. I'm hitting refresh every couple of minutes also so if ANYONE can make it faster/easier, many thanks to you

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  68. Hi there Karen.....I own Kiti Q!
    hehehe

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  69. We need a comment from Allie claiming her prize....!!!!! Quick, the clock is ticking...

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  70. Oh, there it is....missed you Allie! Can you send your address details to scrapware@iinet.net.au please :)
    Ange

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  71. Those are just soooo adorable, you will have to leave a comment with a link to a layout you put them on...

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  72. I havae commented already at 7.47 pm I hope you can see it!!

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  73. I'm going to start a new post in 2 minutes.......Ange

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  74. yay allie i was hoping u hadnt gone walking :D itd be such a bummer to not be here in the 3 minute timeframe :)
    oh cool ruey - i thought i recognised ur name :)
    im sure u could put a scrapware order through and do a "pre-order" on your site to promote it here tonight. maria from Scrapboxx has done that at previous BlogParties :)
    ok its officially time to chase the kids into bed .... ill be back in about 15 minutes u lovely ladies!

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  75. the guest DT gig with the competition, is this a one off gig...or a longer comittment????

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  76. hey girls I made it...sorry I'm late.

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  77. There's a new post about the Scavenger Hunt.......go check it out!
    Ange

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  78. Hi Marni, welcome!!!!! There's a Scavenger Hunt....go join in :)
    Ange

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  79. re: the DT position with the MyMini Comp....at this stage it's only a temp position, but who knows what might happen!

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  80. Hi Sharon....welcome to the madness!!!! Ange

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  81. wowza that game was SO QUICK!!!! haha
    hi to the ladies who have just joined us :D hi marni, sharon, renae and anyone else i missed :)

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  82. Hey Ange!
    Wow, this is so exciting...hi everyone! The night is off to such a great start. Better grab a cuppa!

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  83. hi emily :)
    the kids are being cheeky but troy is off to go lay down the law :) i can hear them giggling in there. cheeky monkeys

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  84. when you move are they going to stay together in the same room?

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  85. yeah definitely. i love them sharing a room. most nights i go in there and liam has crawled into briannas bed and they are asleep while cuddling still. it melts my heart every time i see it!!!
    they have become closer and have fought less since we put them in the same bedroom. and they sleep a whole lot better too. like, we could just about drive a car through their room and they wouldnt notice.

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  86. I'm trying to make Comment #100.
    pathetic.... bwahahahahaa

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  87. That sounds adorable, Karen!

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  88. Hi Kim Arnold here - sorry I am so late but we have only just got back from a weekend away

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  89. Have I missed what is happening with the 100th post? I've been mopping the floor :^(

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  90. I did that this afternoon Monique...gosh I hate cleaning, but I love the feeling when it's done!

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  91. ok goirls, I'm off, have got some more stuff to do before I'm back at work tomorrow. Have a great night!

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  92. Bye Marni!
    I love it when it's done, but it only stays clean for a few seconds, then someone traipses in from outside, and there's a mark on it again! Grrrrr!

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  93. Last available posting was 8.23. What have I done this time??

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  94. Monique.... nothing special about #100. It was stuck at 99 comments for a while when everyone else checked out the newer posts. So I had to do the #100th..... I'm just a bit neurotic like that. hahaha... :)

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  95. Thanks mich,
    I'm off now - time to get a small child organised for bed!
    Night ladies - been great chatting!

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  96. Hi Ange! My name's Chloe! Am a huge Scrapware fan!

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