Friday, September 14, 2007

I think I'll just live down there...

honestly there are so many exciting things happening down at the store I think I will just move in down there so I don't miss a thing! Free tonight? then how about this, it sounds like great fun...

Or check out the excitement happening in a couple of weeks time, how seriously cool is this?!
Now I know that image is a bit small for you to read the fine print but you can go here to see the original. In a nutshell though, it is a Spring CampIN in store! 36 hours of non-stop scrapbooking madness combined with a camping trip like no other. 9am Friday September 28th to 9pm Saturday September 29th, 2007

How it works is you buy a badge which secures your cropping seat and enables you to come and go (or just come for part of the time) and still receive the various badge attendee benefits such as a free goodie bag, mini workshops, two dinners and breakfast, Cropfest games and more. There will even be a midnight feast and marshmallows! Pitch a tent INSIDE OUR STORE Friday night (one of those popup types that require no pegs) and you will go into the draw to win a $150 NZ Scrapbook Voucher. We want to see how many tents we can fit in our Mega Store! And yes, you can TRY for some zzz’s during the night too. Crazy and a whole lot of fun! Cropfest 2007 – Spring CampIN badges are only $75

If you can’t make it as an official attendee you can still join in the fun. We are running back to back Make ‘n Takes over the entire 36 hours. Come and create tags, cards, embellishments, titles and more – ALL FREE. The store is OPEN for shopping and fun for the entire 36hours.
Join us for the scrumptious BBQ Breakfast cookout – you will receive a FREE BREAKFAST ticket with any purchase of $10 prior to the breakfast time of 7am Saturday 29th September 2007.

Visit our store dressed in some kind of camping attire between the hours of 9pm Friday and 9am Saturday (aka during the night) and receive a FREE GIFT!

Plus Our Class Calendar has been updated again. There are so many new classes - in fact they are almost all new! Everything has been redesigned and updated so if you haven’t taken a class in a while and are looking for an inspiration boost; join us for a great evening of creating. They are great value too. Just a note – The Ballerina Canvas class is filling FAST, so be in quick for this one.

And finally, this Saturday 12th September we are running FREE product demos with the NEW Curling Tag tools and grommet setting tools from Making Memories. Pop in anytime from 9am – 9pm to see and try these great new products.

I am sure that is more than enough to keep you busy!
Till next time
Jo :O)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Huge Making Memories New Stock Arrival Part 1

You have to make sure you get down to the store and see all the new MM stock that has come in - I think it was about 16 boxes worth!! There are exciting products from the Funky Vintage, Christmas and Travel ranges.

Now If I were to share with you all that was new I would be writing this post until Christmas! so how about I just show you some of the things that we were all ooohing and aaahing over as it was unpacked. And yes I grabbed a wee stash for myself - Megan growled at me for stealing all the good stuff hehe.

So how about these gorgeous little button brads - so cute and they come in a value pack which includes six different colours with 30 brads per colour!
Or how about the oh so touchable velvet brads?

Can you tell that the springtime colourway is my favourite - so soft and pretty, imagine these soft pretties on a baby page - mmmmm.

Now for something Christmassy - I fell in love with this mini album with its gorgeous chipboard and glitter cover - check it out

And look at all that stuff that is included with it!

Hmmm what else? How about the awesome clears range - acetate alphas and embellishments which are self adhesive - no more running them through the xyron or trying to figure out how to attach them, plus there is a huge amount in each packet - 60 alphas or 56 flowers! As well as coloured the alphas come in black or white and the flowers come in white.

Now my absolute favourite must have would have to be the 12x12 precision paper trimmer. Did you get that? - 12x12! Oh who wants a 12x12 trimmer to lug around I hear you say? Well get this - it opens out to 12x12 but folds back to 6x12 when you want to stow it and some very sturdy magnets hold it shut. I also loved how it has a rotary self sharpening blade so it never has to be replaced and the measurements along the top are in centimetres and inches.
Coming back with more soon!
Jo :O)

Monday, September 3, 2007

Meet the Team!

A big welcome to the three newest members of our design team who I am so excited to have on board :O) You are going to get some wonderful inspiration from these girls and they all have their own unique style. Here I will let them introduce themselves to you:

Hi I’m Andrea Senn, I’m married to Daryl and have one daughter, Isla aged 21 months, the subject of most of my layouts. I began scrapbooking about 4 years ago and most of my layouts were about us as a couple and what we did, where we travelled etc. But when my daughter was born I discovered a new appreciation for scrapbooking. I then realised what a wonderful tool it is for recording special memories and in particular all those little things from these first few years of her life which I might forget as time passes. I’m really looking forward to the time when I can start recording on my layouts all those weird and bizarre things that kids say.

I’ve always been a creative sort, doing art through high school and then continuing on doing one form of art and craft or another and even traditional scrapbooks for receipts and brochures etc after trips overseas. NZ Scrapbook was the very first scrapbook store I ever went to and I took my first class there so I’m really excited to be part of the Design Team.

My style is ever evolving but the things which really appeal to me are use of white space, rubons, stamps, chipboard, alphas, and most importantly focus on the photos. I also really enjoy adding digital elements to my pages whether they’re Photoshop brushes or other elements that can be printed out. I love the whole process of creating a page and seeing how it comes together. It’s my creative outlet.

Heya there, I am Ilka Adam and live with my man Rainer and my son Chris (17) in Waiuku. I've always done one crafty thing or other. X-mas 2004 my son went to visit his grandparents in Germany. I wanted to make a pretty photo album with writing in it for him to take. In The Warehouse I found one of those big books, papers and other bits. Guess I made my first album unaware of what scrapbooking really is. A few months later Rainer discovered a scrapbooking section on trademe... well the rest is history. Been addicted ever since! To me scrapping is art with a small a. Art about all the little things that make my life so big. I love that it also conserves our memories..My style is eclectic and depends on my mood and what I am into at the moment. It’s wonderful to share this passion with others and I am constantly amazed by the fabulous talent and diversity of my fellow scrappers.

Hi everyone I am Sarah Groen, I have been married to Mark for 17 years and am a stay at home mum to our 5 kids, Chris 16, Jaime 14, Adam 13, Natalie 10 and Sophie 2. We live in Greenhithe on Auckland's North Shore. I have been scrapping for almost 2 years now and I confess that I am a total addict. I have had layouts published both in NZ and overseas but this is my first design team experience and I am thrilled to be part of the NZ scrapbook team. Most of my layouts feature my children and I especially like to record those precious everyday moments that we take for granted and which are so easily forgotten with the passage of time.