Thursday, July 26, 2007

Heidi Grace in store today!

Not the lady herself ;O) but her beautiful designs. New in store today, both the wildflowers...
and the vineyard ranges. I am heading down to the store today to check them out so will be able to tell you more when I get back...or I might see you down there! And for those of you that don't know Heidi, you can meet her here.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

New Products in store and arriving...

Have you been down and checked out the Mega store yet? No? what are you waiting for?!

This might be a bit of a lengthy, picture intensive update but I wanted to let you know about all the new products which are in store and arriving. Firstly, the new Cricut Expressions is in store! The possibilities with this new machine are can use any available cricut cartridge plus a host of new ones with this machine and cut shapes up to 23.5" tall! There are a host of cartridges designed with classroom use in mind and as a teacher I can certainly see many uses for these. There are two cartridges that come packaged with your new cricut, a font one and a shape one and I am particularly in love with the shape one with its lovely swirls and doodles :O)
New K & Co in store includes the light ideas range of albums and embellishments. These are really cool...both the albums and embellishments feature little lights that light up and twinkle when you press a certain area. Also from K & Co and designed by Brenda Walton there is a new baby range especially designed for baby's first album in both girl and boy colourways... and gem rhinestones - I love bling so just had to have some of these!And for funky, girly layouts the new K & Co Sparkly sweet range is a must have, check out the colours and the butterflies...yummy! I have had a heap of fun playing with all the new Ranger Industries products in store too. If you haven't tried alchohol inks yet you are missing out on some fun. These inks colour any non porous surface, so can be used to colour glossy cardstock, metal, plastic, name it! They come in all the colours you know and love from the Adirondack Ink pads and also metallics like gold and copper. I'm using some at the moment to jazz up a metal lunch box to keep all my little bits of bling in :O)
Adirondack colour washes are also available, you will see a canvas in store where I have used these to create a watercolour wash type background. These are an acid-free, non-toxic, water-based dye developed for use on paper, fibers, fabric and more. Tim Holtz helped design these dyes to produce batik and hand-dyed looks on craft and textile projects. Also from Ranger Industries new in store are the Inkssentials Accents ranges. Glossy Accents™ is a clear, three-dimensional gloss medium. Matte Accents™ is a non-glossy, dimensional medium. Sepia Accents™ is a brown-toned, dimensional gloss medium and Crackle Accents™ is a one-step, dimensional, gloss medium that dries to a cracked finish. I have used the crackle accents myself and have found it to be the best, easiest crackle medium I have ever used! The beauty of this medium is that it is one step, no more waiting for the first step to dry and then applying another medium. Just paint this over your paper and you get a wonderful cracked effect - awesome.Still with me there dear reader? Okay and finally arriving soon...Basic Grey Infuse! Yay! Here's a pic...Absolutely gorgeous of course in true Basic Grey fashion! There are four more lines ordered and coming in the not too distant future exciting!

Monday, July 23, 2007


We are now on the hunt for three new design team members! Please send by email to by 31st August 2007, images of: two favourite recent layouts, an "about me" layout which features five things about you people may not be aware of, and one off the page project. Images to be around 100kb please. If you live locally to the mega store you may also drop your projects off there, marked attention: Jo Kneller. Please also include your full contact details and any other information you would like us to know, for example if you have been published, have design team experience etc.
If you have any questions or require further information or clarification please email Jo Kneller at

Did you know?

That NZ Scrapbook has a huge new megastore at shop 4, 6 Link Drive, Wairau Park, North Shore? How huge you ask? Try 5683 square feet! And it is open for business now! So pop in and say hi. There is some construction going on at the moment but when all is done the store will have the following features: Two fully equipped class/crop areas, customer computer journaling station, customer kitchen, kids play area and partners lounge, in store digital photo restoration service, Accucut diecut centre, customer toilet facilities, 'make and take' customer education stations and more! Plus of course a large showroom full of papercrafting and scrapping goodies, and inspiration!

And you get the best of both worlds because our small North Harbour store at 80 Paul Matthews Road is staying open for business too.

Hello and Welcome!

to NZ Scrapbook Newz. A place we hope you will come back and visit often :O) Firstly allow me to introduce myself, my name is Jo and I wear many hats! I am a stay at home scrapper, small business partner with my husband Patrick, mum, design team leader for NZ Scrapbook, blog author and contributor to Scrap the Teenz! and contributor to the NZ Dares blog. So as you can see although I am a busy lady, a lot of my life centres around scrapping and papercrafting. I have been scrapping for approximately 4 years and am absolutely passionate about memory arts.

I hope with this blog to keep you informed of new and exciting events and classes happening at NZ Scrapbook, new product arrivals, and from time to time tips, information and tutorials on scrapping and papercrafting. On that note feel free to email me (you will find my email address in the sidebar) with any queries about scrapping or product use, or requests for products that you would like to see and I will pass that info on to the "powers that be". If I am finding a particular query is coming up often I will post a tip or tutorial about it here.