Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas & Shopping Hours

Hi everyone!!!

Merry Christmas to you and your families
From the whole team here at New Zealand Scrapbook Company we trust you will have a safe and happy Christmas!

Many of you will be enjoying some holiday free time - we are OPEN for your convenience.
Holidays are the perfect time to relax doing your favourite craft and we would love to help you select the perfect materials and tools for your projects.

Christmas/New Years Hours
In brief: Closed Christmas Day and Sundays. Open all other days 9am - 9pm

Wednesday 24th December OPEN 9am - 9pm
Thursday 25th Closed
Friday 26th OPEN 9am - 9pm
Saturday 27th OPEN 9am - 9pm
Sunday 28th Closed
Monday 29th OPEN 9am - 9pm
Tuesday 30th OPEN 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 31st OPEN 9am - 9pm
Thursday 1st January OPEN 9am - 9pm
Friday 2nd OPEN 9am - 9pm
Saturday 3rd OPEN 9am - 9pm
Sunday 4th Closed

Happy Christmas!
~Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook

Friday, December 19, 2008

Product Preview: KaiserCraft - Take Home Project instructions

Happy Christmas everyone!
I know its not just me... this time of year is a little nuts! Photos from our wonderful Product Preview: KaiserCraft "Sakura Park and more!" will probably have to wait till next week :)
Until then, here is the picture and instructions for the Take Home Project.

Sweet Owl Shopping List

  1. Using a glue stick adhere the patterned paper tag to the chipboard tag and rub the edges with brown ink.
  2. Using high tack tape or strong glue adhere the wooden peg to the front of the tag.
  3. Adhere two small white flowers to the side of the peg with two small epoxy brads from your pack.
  4. Attach the large owl epoxy brad through the large white flower. Adhere the cut vines and flower/brad to the front of the peg.
  5. Tie the top of the peg with a small ribbon.
  6. Write Shopping List onto the pale green cardstock strip, trim neatly and rub the edges with brown ink.
Your Shopping List holder is now ready to have paper added! Additional idea: glue a magnet to the back of the tag so you can keep it on your fridge.

We have kits of this cute project available for sale in store - Just $11.15 (includes a full packet of What a Hoot epoxy brads!)

Have a fun weekend!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

KaiserCraft Product Preview - spaces still available!

Hi All,
A quick note to let you know if you haven't made your booking for Product Preview "Sakura Park and more!" happening tomorrow night (Wednesday 17th December) at 7pm we DO still have some spaces available.

Cost of this event is just $20 and the product/project pack you will receive is awesome!
Full info can be found at THIS blog post.

Phone 09 912 0665 to book your seat!

One of the clear albums featured in this event - we will be using a page in our main layout project!


Friday, December 12, 2008

Product Preview: KaiserCraft "Sakura Park and more!"

Our main Project layout for the evening

Hi All and Happy Christmas!

Want a night out just for you? We are inviting you to one of our most popular events. Product Preview: Kaiser Craft "Sakura Park and more!" is on this Wednesday 17th December and we would love to see you!

At this Preview event you will get to work with THREE new paper ranges from KaiserCraft, complete a layout featuring a Clear Album page flip, use their awesome new foam layering tape (I'm rather enthusiastic about this tape - it's double thickness!)... as well as our usual, light nibbles, abundance of prizes and good times.

Product Preview: KaiserCraft "Sakura Park and more!"
Wednesday 17th December at 7pm
Cost for this event is just $20 - you will receive over $30 in product/projects! Just between you and me..heheee.... product pack includes a complete epoxy brad set - so cute! - and a whole roll of the foam tape. Love it!

Our last KaiserCraft Product Preview was a sold out event, so be quick not to miss this! Phone 09 912 0665 to book your seat.

byes for now!
~Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook

Please Bring:
One 5"x7" Landscape orientation photograph
Your basic kit (trimmer, adhesives)
Scalpel and Cutting Mat (recommended) or fine tip scissors
Black ink pad (optional)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Store-wide Christmas Party: Friday and Saturday!

Hi all!
Hope you are having a fantastic week! Tomorrow Friday 12th December and Saturday 13th December we are having our store wide Christmas Party. And we would love it if you came along!

Throughout these two days we will be holding FREE Make n Take Projects, have Christmas cake and drinks to share, spot prizes, store specials and EVERYONE who visits gets a gift!!!

Make n Takes are a mini projects that you get to make and try out a new product or technique that you may not have tried before. Each project takes approx 10min and you can call in ANYTIME during our Make n Take time slots to join in.
Our FREE Make n Take schedule for the two days is as follows:

Friday 12th Dec 10am - 12noon: Glimmermist Napkin Ring

Using Shabby Chic techniques you can create this cute Napkin Ring using Glimmermist, Paint and Brown Paper Bag!

Friday 12th Dec 1pm - 3pm: Shipping Tag Gift Card

Always wanted to give embossing a try? Now's your chance with this cute folded Gift Card!

Saturday 13th Dec 10am - 12noon: Glittered Transparency Gift Card

Still got a few cards to make? This card looks great and easy to make. Pop in and make one to take home!

Saturday 13th Dec 1pm - 3pm: Alcohol Inks Metal Mini Card

A popular Make n Take at our weekend Altered Book Christmas Party last weekend, this technique filled mini card is getting a repeat performance! Try metal tape, alcohol inks, and metal embossing when you complete this project.

Christmas Party NZ Scrapbook KIT SPECIAL

Our very popular class kits and Kaisercraft project kits are on special for these two days.
Purchase any two kits and get the third one free!!
Perfect if you have missed any of our event workshops or looking for that special album gift.

Here is a sampling of the huge range we have on offer:

Super Cute KaiserCraft Gingerbread Men kit

KaiserCraft Present Album Kit

Prima Page Layout Kit

Masterpiece Studios Page Layout Kit

Monster Christmas Prize Draw!

Don't forget, every purchase puts you in the chance to win our MONSTER prize draw. Also if you haven't dropped your bonus entry coupon in for a extra chance to win be sure to print off our online entry form HERE

So whether you pop in for 10min or for longer we'd love to see you at our Store Christmas Party!! Open 9am - 9pm Friday 12th and Saturday 13th December.

Happy Christmas!
~Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Nic Howard's Christmas Card Buffet - REPORT

Kathleen, Nic Howard and Trina McClune

Hi all!
As promised, here is the photo report from last Saturdays special event class - Nic Howard's Christmas Card Buffet!

I got to introduce/assist in this class (not that I had to do much!) and could insert lots of descriptive words about fun and activity - cos there WAS lots of fun and activity as you will see from the following photos but perhaps the best descriptions come from the wonderful emails waiting for me in my inbox when I arrived at home that night....

Hi Kathleen & all the ladies at nzscrapbook,

I’d like to say thank you to you all for organising such a fun event for your customers today. I am usually a scrapbooker only but this year I decided to try a few new things & have been enjoying your wonderful Kaiser Christmas workshops, Wendy’s terrific card making, been to some Saturday make ‘n takes and now today’s fun event. So thank you all for providing the opportunities.

Merry Christmas to you all,

Wendy Stewart

Hi Kathleen

Thanks for the great card buffet with Nic Howard today. It was great – heaps of fun and lots of inspirational ideas. I got lots of cards done and I am looking forward to the next session! You are so well organised and nothing ever seems to be too much trouble. Thanks once again to each and everyone there today.

Lindsay Dobbinson

Wendy and Lindsay thank you for taking the time to email! We so appreciate the feedback and we are glad you had a good time. We want to make every experience at NZ Scrapbook a happy one.

On with the pictures!

This attentive class may look orderly and serene right now... give it a few minutes and it become an active hive of creativity!

See what I mean?! hehehe
But I'm getting ahead of myself...

Nic started the class by inviting a volunteer to assist while doing her best Betty Crocker impersonation. Christmas fudge is the best! and if you havent tried Nic's recommended Betty Crocker variety then be sure to give it ago. It was easy and fast enough to demonstrate in front of more than 50 ladies so it is certainly easy for home!

Check out the decadent result! Everyone got a taste test and a little cupcake full for their christmas gift baggie to take home.

Better than fudge though was the abundance of Prima goodness that Nic poured on.
In the words of one of my teachers Fenn..
"It makes you want to climb on the table and roll in it!" too cute!

Nic had a selection of cards and gift baggies complete with instructions for each person to make.

They could then complete the cards according to the instructions or adapt as they like. The array of embellishments on the buffet tables increasing the creative options onehundred fold!

Two hours of glueing, arranging, spritzing and laughing!

And before long each persons collection of completed cards started to grow.

Of course there were prize to be had too!

Congrats Ingrid (such a sweetheart!)

Enjoy those epoxy stickers Noeline! (frequent and kind class participant!)

Yay Ann! (Yup shop.gurl participants get to win too!)

Congrats Paula! (and I KNOWS she loves Prima! go you!)

So many fantastic cards made. Lots of fun with inspiring products!

It was a pleasure to host Nic in this special event class and I know everyone had a great time. Thanks Nic for a fantastic class!!!!

~Kathleen, Linda and the team at NZ Scrapbook

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Monster Christmas Prize Draw!!

This fantastic prize could be yours!
Hi All,

In keeping with our Christmas celebrations we have a Monster Christmas Prize Draw which you can enter just by shopping at NZ Scrapbook!

This amazing prize is valued at over $500
($504.95 to be exact!)
Lots of KaiserCraft goodies!

Prize consists of:
  • A limited edition turquiose scrapbook roller case
  • A medium storage suitcase also turquoise
  • Gorgeous turquoise 8"x8" Card storage box
  • Super cute turquoise business/credit card storage case
And this amazing selection of KaiserCraft Products
Like I said, this prize is monster sized!!! and oh so easy to enter. Every purchase between now and December 24th 2008 puts you in the draw to win. And yes, website orders get automatic entry :)

As an added bonus we have created a extra chance to win! Simply print off the following coupon, fill in your details and drop it into the entry box in store - no purchase necessary!

Good luck!!
~Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook

Click on the above coupon to open it in a window on its own and print from your browser

New Prima shipment in store now!

Hi All,
We have had a stunning selection of new Prima Products arrive in store. Bottles of flowers, buckets of blooms, antique crystal swirls, and the hot item many of you have been asking for - the spiral notepad books!

Be sure to call in and check out these great new products!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Weekend Highlights!!

Happy Monday!
Fun-filled hardly describes the first Saturday of December here at NZ Scrapbook. Back to back activities kept us on our toes and in the words of one of our customers Else "A lovely day had by all". Yay!

First up was our NZ Scrapbook hosted event class: Nic Howard's Christmas Card Buffet
I have a truckload of photos from this event so a dedicated Event Report Blog post will follow!

Kathleen (me), Nic and Trina (assistant) stop for a quick photo session

Just as Nic was finishing upstairs with her participants, a younger brood of scrapbookers were just getting underway in their classes.

This is the Junior Kids Class project for the day

Junior scrappers Rebecca, Isabella and Brittney with Teacher Fenn

This page is looking great!

Awesome work!

At another table the Parent and Child Class was well underway...

Preparing photos for today's pages

I'm liking the look of those Christmas pages!

There is some intense concentration happening with the Kindyglitz application.

Emma's special guests Lizzy, Molly and Beth joined the class

Seriously cute laundry - Well you do want to be sparkly clean for the Parent and Child Class!!

Speaking of sparkly - a treasure of a page!

Treasure chest bling of rhinestones, gems, glitter and glitz

Once the kid creating productivity was wrapped up... we took a breath... and onto Altered Book Club Christmas Party!!
We had such a great time a separate blog post will follow about that too :)

This is me doing my best TV demo girl impression!

So as you can see there was alot of activity all round. Be sure to keep an eye on your email/blog for info about our upcoming store Christmas Party, Kids Christmas Party and more!

Byes for now!