Thursday, December 6, 2007

December 6th Weekly Email

Seasons Greetings from NZ Scrapbook!

Tomorrow (Friday 7th December) is the New Zealand Scrapbook Christmas Party and you’re invited!! Pop in anytime between 9am and 9pm Friday and enjoy Christmas cake, tea or coffee, a free gift for you and Make n Take project with us. We want to share in this great season of well wishes with you!


All books and magazines (except the very latest issues) are now ON SALE. Many are less than half price! Huge range to choose from – stock up now on some great Summer reading.

***Cricut DesignStudio computer program – NOW IN STOCK***

This software does so much! Upgrade your original Cricut machine to include many of the Expressions features. Merge and combine images from various cartridges, design your cutting mat layout and more. See Joanne in store over the next week for one on one instruction.

***Ranger Alcohol Inks – Back in stock***

Oh so yum! Create amazing marbled designs on shiny surfaces – this presents so many options to the creative crafter. The colours are sophisticated and complement the Distress Inks range beautifully. Stay tuned for more Tim Holtz products in store soon.

That’s all for now. Hope you can join us for our first ever NZ Scrapbook Customer Christmas Party!!

Merry Christmas!

Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook

Cricut DesignStudio IN STOCK NOW

DesignStudio opens the door to undiscovered Cricut possibilities with the simple click of a mouse. This exciting software is a welcome addition to the trusted Cricut brand.
It is easy to install and use and gives you a fun new way to explore your creativity. Using an onscreen cutting mat, you can create your own unique mat layout. What you see on the computer screen is what the Cricut machine cuts!

- Cricut DesignStudio allows users to explore and create cutting designs using any of the thousands of letters, shapes, and phrases found in the Cricut cartridge library.
- Using keywords, quickly find what you are looking for.
- Get a hands-on experience with all of the Cricut cartridge content before purchasing or cutting.
- This innovative software brings the Cricut designs to your own craft studio, letting you transform cutting layouts by reorganizing, rotating, resizing, skewing, and welding the letters, shapes and phrases found on any of the Cricut cartridges.
- Layouts can be easily shared with friends.
-Cricut DesignStudio allows you to select your cutting options directly within the program
-To cut your designs, simply insert the Cricut cartridge(s) into your machine and press cut.
It's That Easy!

Cricut DesignStudio Bonus Pack Includes
* Software Disc
* One 10-foot USB cable
* One Cricut Mouse Pad

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Are you ready for a WOW email?? Well just when you thought we couldn’t come up with more EXCITING announcements we have MORE. Hold on to your seat because we are going to cover a LOT!


We have just got in this AMAZING range of craft elements – treasure boxes, shadow boxes, accordion albums, blank signs, chipboard shapes… 26 DIFFERENT ITEMS to be exact! We invite you to purchase and decorate an item of your choosing and submit it to BE IN TO WIN a MONSTER sized hamper of b.e. products (all 26 items!) with a total value $628.10

Full details with conditions of entry our outlined in our separate email. Entries close January 31st 2008 with public voting during the month of February 2008. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOUR WONDERFUL ENTRIES!


Artline make great journaling pens for your scrapbook layouts and paper craft projects. Purchase any Artline pen before February 29th 2008 and enter the barcode onto their website and be into win DOUBLE MOVIE TICKETS. So easy!


Jamie Waters is teaching in our store January 11th 2008. We are almost fully booked for the evening class and have some seats still available for the daytime class. We are picking both classes to become fully sold out. To see and experience this great scrapbook tutor please visit our website or phone (09) 9120665 for more details and to make sure you don’t miss out on this great event.


Bus trip is scheduled to leave Whangarei Rose St Terminal 9am, Saturday 8th December – Just in time for Christmas! Lunch, class, gift, prizes and shopping – all for just $75 per person. Be sure to support this event so that we can offer it to you again and again! There are seats available; bookings are required by end of day Wednesday 5th December 2007. Full info is available on our website or by phoning the store.


Christmas shopping here at NZ Scrapbook is easy. We have made up a great selection of gift packs at price points starting at just $15. Each pack is carefully chosen and coordinated. Great value too!

We have lots of manufacturer kits available now. Gift kits from K&Company, Making Memories, Bella and more.

Gift Vouchers are available.

Create a Wish List for family and friends and get what YOU want this Christmas. You make the list (we have a sheet for you for this) and tell your friends you have a list here – we will help them select YOUR choice.


Basic Grey Figgy Pudding… this looks as good as it sounds! Basic Grey’s Christmas release.

NEW Fiskars 12” Paper Trimmer and Rotary Trimmer… They have improved an already great product. Slimmer, stronger, increased accuracy and a great new colour – funky orange!

Half bitty teeny letter stickers… cute, cheap and small – very handy!

Lots of Creative Imaginations Products…the Bare Elements range as mentioned but also some BEAUTIFUL paper lace ribbons, chipboard sheets, papers and more.

K&Company mini books, calendar kits, silhouette kits… the colour combinations of these are divine.

Carven suede albums…12” x 12” size. Great colours of hot pink, vibrant purple, soft pink and baby blue. These albums are easily expandable with the Carven page refill packs.

Frangipani Flowers and Paper Blooms… Available INDIVIDUALLY. If you have seen, been to, going to or even just dream of an island wedding or celebration you MUST see these frangipani flowers. We love these.


Making Memories Desktop Organizers (yes, the ones that sold out straight away – BE QUICK!),

Making Memories Noteworthy range re-stock INCLUDING the Journaling Notebooks

K&Company Ancestry Packs


Have a great weekend

from Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook!

***New Zealand Scrapbook Company announces the “b.e. Creative” Competition!***

b.e. = Bare Elements by Creative Imaginations. White unadorned off the page craft elements that allow you to express your creativity with style!

Decorate, combine, alter, create a page, create a mural, cover, stamp, embellish, stitch…. b.e. Creative however you like with a Bare Elements craft item purchased from NZ Scrapbook and be in to win an AMAZING and I mean AMAZING prize!!

We have stocked 26 of the latest b.e. Creative Imaginations product line and the 1st Place Prize Winner as selected by customer vote will receive ONE OF EVERY ITEM!!

This MONSTER SIZE hamper of Bare Elements products has a retail value of $628.10

Here is this amazing prize itemized for your pleasure:


Any year Calendar

Wall Hook

Growth Chart

Matchbook Accordion Album

Magic Accordion Book

Napkin/Letter Holder

Eyeglass Holder

Cityscape Accordion Book

Scalloped Sign

Heart Sign

Oval Sign

Lipstick Case

Tri-favor Box

Slide Box

Top opening box


Train Accordion Book

Recipe Box

Treasure Chest

Shadow Box

Mail Box

Wings d-mensions (die-cut chipboard shapes and foam dots)

Railway d-mensions

Bon-soir d-mensions

Blooms d-mensions

There will also be spot prizes, commendations and runner up prizes yet to be announced. Every entry will also receive a FREE GIFT!

Entries close January 31st, 2008.

Public voting 1st February 2008 through to 29th February 2008 inclusive.



Conditions of Entry:

Every entry must feature one or more Bare Elements product(s) purchased from New Zealand Scrapbook Company. Please keep your receipt of purchase.

This competition is open to New Zealand residents only and excludes staff, design team and immediate family of New Zealand Scrapbook.

You may enter as many times as you wish.

All entries must be received by New Zealand Scrapbook by Thursday 31st January 2008.

Every care will be taken to look after your entry but entries are received at the entrant’s risk.

All entries remain the property of the entrant.

Entries are submitted with the understanding that New Zealand Scrapbook Company may feature images of the artwork on their website, blog, advertising or other electronic or print publication at their discretion.

First prize will be selected by customer vote. Voting will take place at New Zealand Scrapbook Company, 6 Link Drive, Wairau Park premises between the dates of 1st February 2008 through to 29th February 2008 inclusive, with the winner being announced Saturday 1st March 2008. One vote per person, and yes families and friends are welcome to vote!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Jamie Waters comes to NZ Scrapbook!

Here's that exciting news I've been waiting to announce! Bookings are open NOW!

NZ Scrapbook welcomes International Scrapbook teacher Jamie Waters to New Zealand!
Jamie is a talented published scrapbooker and photographer who has represented some of the top Scrapbooking Manufacturers with her work. You can find her distinctive layouts in many of the Autumn Leaves publications and is also a Two Peas Garden Girl.
Jamie’s fun and imaginative class will be run at two time slots: 1pm and 6.30pm – Friday 11th January 2008. Cost: $75
Bookings are essential.
Further details on classes can be found here

You can view some of Jamie's beautiful layouts and photography on her blog here.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Saturday FUN!

I SOOOO appreciate how cool it is to work somewhere where you look forward to coming to work. Yesterday (Saturday) just FLEW by! I think it was because we had SO MUCH ON :)

Here's some of the highlights...

Last day of the Cricut/Cuttlebug combo promo. Both are such awesome tools - can't wait for the December releases to arrive! We are all itching to see what the Design Studio does.

Doodling Class. We love the Crafters Workshop templates. In this class we got creative with Versamark Ink, folding flowers, gel markers, Cuttlebug and more.

Our Altered Book Club Exhibition CONTINUES! Lots of lookers through... heaps of creative ideas here. I will post a full blog on the exhibition at a later date. In the meantime, it runs till the end of day Tues 27th November.

Kids Class participants worked some magic with Chatterbox papers, embossing, Accu-cut machine... these kids sure can SCRAP!

Not forgetting to mention our croppers who threatened me with all manner of near death torturous behaviours if I published a photo of them... something tells me I need to take advantage of our instore one-on-one Photoshop training...

Hope y'all having a great Sunday!

Oh Oh Oh! Stay tuned for super awesome announcement early next week!!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Name Canvas Class - Creative fun!

Yesterday Wendy ran TWO great Canvas classes. Each student created a wall canvas using a photo and the featured persons name meaning as their central theme. If you have ever been to any of Wendy's classes you will know she packs alot of great instruction and technique into two hours. It was fun being her assistant even if she was trying to give me grief over my preferred glue choice (lets not go there!) :) Not to worry, I shall get her back next time she assists for me!

We managed to grab some pics of a few of the students pieces - I think you will agree they did GREAT WORK!

Alicia and her Canvas art - you can't see from the pic but the paper matches her daughters glasses perfectly!

Kerry's Canvas in gorgeous red and gold
Linda gets Outdoorsy with hers!

Nicole's daughter is so pretty in pink

Classical beauty by Vanessa

And for Wayne - Well he had such a great time he came to BOTH classes!

Next Name Canvas Class is scheduled for Wednesday 5th November 9.30am or 7pm. Just $25 including materials. Phone (09) 912 0665 to book your place!

Whangarei Pick-up! DESTINATION NZ SCRAPBOOK Whangerei Pick-up!


DESTINATION NZ Scrapbook! Whangarei Pick-up

Whangarei and surrounding area Scrapbookers we have heard your plea for scrapbooking supplies and wish to provide you with a scrapbooking shopping experience!

We have arranged a bus pick up from Whangarei Rose Street Terminal, 9am Saturday 8th December to bring you to our wonderful store where you will be greeted with a FREE GIFT GOODIE BAG by your hosts Kathleen and Linda.

Kathleen and Class Co-ordinator Wendy Jones will then treat you to a special scrapbook layout class “All that glitters” before being served by Linda with a light lunch. There will then be time to browse, shop and enjoy New Zealand’s largest and most comprehensive scrapbook store before being returned to Whangarei, leaving our store at approximately 2pm.

DESTINATION NZ SCRAPBOOK, Whangarei Pickup participants will also go into win a lucky draw and have opportunity to take advantage of DESTINATION NZ SCRAPBOOK special offers.


Whangarei Pickup is just $75 per person and includes Return bus trip, class and all materials, light lunch, tea & coffee.

Pre-payment is required and may be made via our website or by phoning (09) 912-0665.

Book your seat today!

For further enquiries please phone (09) 912 0665

DESTINATION NZ SCRAPBOOK welcomes your pick up location requests. Email your request to Pricing and packages will vary depending on location.

Weekly update - LOTS of happenings :)

Hi! Kathleen here - this is tonights email newsletter... our main form of correspondence with our lovely customers (yes you!). If you are visiting our blog and don't get our newsletter already then be sure to sign up on our website here

Newsletter for Thursday 15th November:

Heya from all of us here at NZ Scrapbook!

This week we are launching DESTINATION NZ SCRAPBOOK. We believe we have an awesome store and we want to share it with the world! This month we are extending an invitation NORTH. So if you live in the Whangarei/Northland region be sure to read the second email I am sending tonight for more information about ‘DESTINATION NZ SCRAPBOOK: Whangarei Pick-up’ happening Saturday 8th December. It’s going to be a blast!

~Very excited about this. Yes, we are taking pick up location requests so do suggest your home town for us to consider. This is so much more than just a bus pick up - it is a shopping experience!

Our HOLY MOLEY CRICUT CUTTLEBUG COMBO SALE continues this week. You have until 9pm Saturday 17th November to take advantage of this CRAZY special. Purchase the original Cricut machine and receive FREE the fantastic Cuttlebug die cutting and embossing machine. That’s a gift valued at $149.95!!

The ALTERED BOOK CLUB, ALTERED ARTS EXHIBITION has been such a great success that we have decided to extend its display. I have been overwhelmed by its positive response and am very proud of all our artists that have been involved. If you have not been in to see this wonderful display I would highly recommend visiting and taking in some of the inspirational creativity expressed through this great art form. You may wish to time your visit with one of our free MEET THE ARTISTS, FLOOR TALKS. The next one is scheduled for Saturday 17th November at 1pm. This will be a perfect time to hear how the artwork came about and ask any questions you may have.

~ bring on the tricky questions! see if you can hear the creaking as I work out a response or buff it on to one of the other artists :)

In keeping with our ALTERED ARTS EXHIBITION we have added a number of related classes including: Altered books 101 with Kathleen (that’s me!~fast, fun and I promise to limit my usage of the word ' whizzy' to a maximum of 6 just comes out!), Name Canvas Class with Wendy (super cool teacher!) and Key Plate Album Class with Kathleen. Check our website for the class calendar or phone (09) 912 0665 for further details.


Resident Genealogist and Photo restoration expert Ian Handricks is now offering affordable one-on-one Adobe Photoshop Training. Suitable for absolute beginners and more experienced users Ian will show you how to work with Photoshop to correct, manipulate and personalize your photos and images. For more information please phone Ian on (09) 912 9121 or email

FEATURED CLASSES on this week:

ESCAPE THE FRENZY! All day Saturday Crop – Saturday 17th November.

Special price this week of just $20. Megan has a super cute Christmas Make ‘n Take prepared. Come and enjoy a great day of cropping fun! Phone (09) 912 0665 to book.

DOODLING CLASS featuring Crafters Workshop Swirly Vines Template. $32 including the template and materials. This Saturday 17th November at 2pm

KIDS CLASS. Scrapbooking fun for KIDS! $12 including materials. This Saturday 17th November at 3pm

SCRAPBOOKING 103. 9.30am and 7pm Tuesday 20th November. Build your repertoire of scrapbooking techniques to include sanding, inking, wire, brads and more. Suitable for the beginner-intermediate scrapbooker. $15 including materials.


Want to stay up to date with the happenings, classes, products here in store visit our BLOG for the latest updates at ~ insert Twilight Zone music :)

Featured Product JUST IN!

TOTE-ally Cool ‘On the go’ Tote by AMM. These fantastic totes have swivel bases and LOTS of pockets for table top and easy portable storage. Standard size comes in black pinstripe and vibrant red options $89.95. The too cute Mini-Tote in camo-print pink, tan or red $35.95. Fantastic Christmas gift idea! ~ Firm cropper favourite. Girls I listen to your requests!

WHEW! That’s it for tonight… except for you lucky Whangarei/Northland scrapbookers – look out for DESTINATION NZ SCRAPBOOK email, just for you!

Have a great weekend,

From Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook ~ Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Friday Night Crop

Friday Night Crop Tonight!!!!

Where: NZ Scrapbook, Link Dr, Glenfield, Auckland

When: Tonight!!

Time: 6:00 - Midnight

What: Cropping, Games, & a fun Make 'n' Take

Beginners welcome. If you are on your own come along anyway, we don't bite and you will have a great night, some laughs, and meet some new people.

If you have any questions or queries email Megan on

See you there!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Monthly inspiration from the design team.

Using Daisy D's papers and Woodstock and Creative Imaginations embellishments.

Using Basic Grey Mellow diecuts and chipboard.

Using Basic Grey Obscure papers and diecuts.

Using Making Memories Funky Vintage range.

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Monday, October 22, 2007

New in store - Making Memories Noteworthy Range.

I honestly cannot say enough about this gorgeous new range, with its pretty ledger inspired papers. My absolute faves would have to be the die cut shaped edge papers which are cardstock weight and have stamp, scallop, rick rack and artisan edges.

The collection papers themselves are also cardstock weight and double sided and are available both separately and in a paper pack.
There are also chipboard and sticker alphas...

And a pile of embellishments including die cut and glittered shapes, ribbons and cute as embellie jars with buttons, and felt and paper flowers.
You also need to get into store quickly and see the fantastic alterable calendars by Making Memories that are heading out the door fast - available in two sizes - a ten by ten which is great for two 5x7 photos and a 15x7 which can fit 3 4x6 photos per page. They feature a chipboard cover with a die cut window and gorgeous scalloped edges and a calendar outline for you to fill in for each month of the year.

Keep next Saturday free...

because this looks like it will be a heap of fun and great value!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Cropfest Spring Camp-In

I know it has taken me far too long to get some pics up on the blog to show all the fun that was had at Cropfest, and I must apologise for that, however without further ado here is just a taste of what went on...

The Tents:

The Food:

The Cropping:

The Camping:

The Giveaways:

The Winning:

The Exhaustion!!!