Monday, August 27, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Check out all that storage! There is also a tool tote...
And scrapbook tote
My personal favourite? That would have to be the Doodleflower:
For the beginning scrappers out there and those wishing to get pages "Finished in a Flash" there are new products in store from Hot off the Press called just that. They include everything you need to create a birthday page, page about your favourite girl, your dog etc. Each has 12 coordinating 12" x 12" papers, plus cardstock die-cuts, Brad Buddies, 36" of 3 different ribbons, mini round brads, standard round brads and fun shaped brads. Everything you need in one place. Here's the dog one...how cute is it?
And for card makers, also from HOTP are booklets of cardstock weight stickers for your cards entitled "Instant Card Art" and coordinating embellishment kits "Creative Kits". The instant card art booklets contain 148 diecuts with several card themes and come in different colourways. Check out the Citrus one:
And here is the matching Citrus creative kit:
Yummy colours eh?!
And exciting news! Basic Grey Infuse has arrived...BG can describe it so much better than me "Custom brewed from only the finest ingredients, the infuse collection is saturated in a full-bodied colour blend of garden green, hibiscus pink and coffee bean brown" it really is delicious!
Also in stock from BG is the file set which is perfect for getting into all those little nooks and crannies when you are covering chipboard and want to sand the edges, and also perfect for distressing.
And magnetic snaps and buckles. The buckles are fantastic threaded onto ribbon ends and used to keep mini albums closed. The snaps are thin as cardstock, but surprisingly stong, and are a perfect closure for cards, journaling pieces in albums and so much more!
Phew! getting there loyal readers lol! Hmmm what other delights? How about the Woodstock Black and White collection. Now these are very cool transparent elements for your pages, tags, slide mounts and CD envelopes with various themed words on them. And there are some gorgeous samples in store of how to use them.Now I have to share with you something I have purchased lately that is so cool and I so love...and that is the range of new xyron adhesives. There are glue spots - large and small, and there is mounting tape, repositionable and permanent tape that is great to use for vellum or transparencies, magnetic tape, photo corners and photo splits and best of all they come in really funky looking coloured containers that clip together, so you can just pick up the lot when you need them. Here check out my personal stash lol!
Well that is all for now and if you are still with me you have amazing stamina lol!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Speaking of Fiona, here she is taking one of her free Cricut and Cuttlebug classes. I was lucky enough to be helping out with one of these on Friday night and I learned heaps of new tips. My favourite was the cutting out of felt accents using the Cuttlebug dies and then layering them up to create beautiful embellies for you pages. I am off out this morning to get some of those dies and will share a pic of the accents also when I have made them. Super cute Fiona!
And last but not least here is a pic of the very talented Ian Handricks. He is the resident photo restoration and genealogy expert. This guy is simply amazing - I spent half an hour in his company one day and came away in awe of his talent! Ask him to show you the stunning fairy photos or caricatures he can make using your photos or the fantastic restorations he can do. He is also the man to talk to if you are considering researching your family history. He is very approachable and will love to show you examples of his work.
Well that is about all for now...off to get my cuttlebug dies!
More to share soon
Also using the Heidi Grace Vineyard range I made this layout...
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Free Workshop - Cricut! Experienced users class: Free class with Cricut demonstrator Fiona Newth. Join in the fun with other Cricut owners and learn tips and tricks of this amazing machine. Great opportunity to have a try of the new Expressions machine and versatile Cuttlebug! 2 hour duration, no tools or materials needed. Bookings essential. Friday 10th August 7pm
Free Workshop - 'Hole lot of loving!': Taught by the amazing Trina McClune, in this Fiskars sponsored class you will create a single page layout featuring the Heidi Grace Vineyard range. 1 hour duration. Bookings essential. Saturday 11th August 11am and 12.30pm/Wednesday 15th August 7pm/Saturday 18th August 11am. Here is a sneaky peek of the project:
Free Workshop - Cricut & Cuttlebug exposed!: You've heard about these amazing machines - this is your chance to try! Demonstration/make 'n takes lead by Cricut demonstrator Fiona Newth. No bookings necessary, simply arrive during these times to join the fun. If you can't make those times, don't worry Cricut and Cuttlebug make 'n takes are happening all week long! Saturday 11th August from 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm.
Free Workshop - Heritage Class and Genealogy: This week in keeping with our Opening Celebrations event the Heritage Class is FREE and all are welcome to attend. Genealogy expert and photo restorer Ian Handricks will be making a presentation, then to follow will be a fun project that you can use in your own Heritage Pages. You may wish to bring any challenging photos that you would like advice for. All welcome, bookings essential. Wednesday 15th August at 7pm
Free Workshop - All for Kids!: Kids love scrapbooking! This mini-workshop is a great chance for children aged 9 - 15 years to try scrapbooking. 1 hour duration. No bookings necessary Saturday 18th August at 3pm.
Next week there will also be a MEGA STORE GRAND OPENING EVENT CROP: Lead by Megan Renfree and Faye Gregory you can be sure of an evening of scrapbooking fun! Mini-project and a prize or two!Bring your current pages to work on and scrapbooking tools and materials.$15 fee. Friday 17th August 6pm until Midnight.
Make sure you remember to book in for those classes that state bookings essential because there are limited spaces.
Also during the open week new hours will kick in for the Link Drive Store. We are open 9am – 9pm 6 Days a week! Closed Sunday.
And the class calendar is now online, go and check it out.
By the way...some of you (like me) may not be receiving the store emails - this seems to be affecting xtra customers. If this is the case for you can you please email the store and let them know or pop a comment on this post, we are trying to sort out why this is happening.
More to share soon...Jo.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
3) Now these are going fast so you will need to be quick...metallic rub ons! I can see why these are so popular, they would give a very elegant look to your page and are something a little different to the classic black or white rub on.
My scrapbooking journey began officially 7 years ago, just after the birth of my eldest son Connor when I was online searching for some letter stickers to decorate an album. Unofficially I think I have always scrapbooked and have always loved cutting up stuff and creating old fashioned scrapbooks when I have travelled. I can safely say that Scrapbooking is my passion.
I am married to Mark, and have two boys, Connor who is 7 and Riley who is 4. Most of my layouts feature them as I love to capture their lives through our photos. I have a shocking memory, so it’s great to be able to create pages of moments that have happened and then be able to go back to them at a later date and remember the memories all over again.
I also love the creative aspect of scrapbooking. I feel like I have always scrapbooked in some way, and I have several paper scrapbooks that I have made when I have travelled prior to discovering scrapbook products and "Acid Free". My style is very linear, I like to use sharp lines and you don’t often see a project of mine that doesn’t include lots of bright bold patterned paper, chipboard, paint, ribbon, rubons and plenty of kindy glitz.
Megan and I have already begun creating layouts and you can see a couple we have completed recently in store, but I will share them here with you too. Here is a layout Megan created using Basic Grey and Lil Davis products:
See what I mean about fantastic boy pages?! And here is one from me featuring Heidi Grace Vineyard papers and embellishments, and Queen and Co large sequins. Last but not least (still there loyal readers?) remember we are still looking for three new design team members and you have until the end of August to get your entries in to me. I will announce the design team shortly after that. Entries are starting to come in and I must say it is going to be very difficult to choose, I am seeing some gorgeous work...kiwi scrappers rock imo! If you need the details again go here. Looking forward to seeing your work.
That's all for now, chat soon.