Wednesday, January 30, 2008

BASIC GREY SALE!!!! Patterned paper just $1 per sheet.

BASIC GREY SALE!!!! Patterned paper just $1 per sheet.

Wow! Another amazing week of sunshine! It’s been great to see so many of you sun kissed folks enjoying the outdoors and then visiting us to collect your supplies for some cooler indoor scrapbooking and paper crafting. If you didn’t already know this, we are OPEN 9am – 9pm Monday through Saturday (closed Sunday). We love offering you these wonderful opening hours and are happy you are making the most of them too!

I’ve also enjoyed helping many of our younger crafters this week, not only with our school holiday program but also with selecting creative goodies to jazz up school books, diaries and folders. Scrapbooking products such as patterned papers, stickers, embellishments, inks and paints are perfect for this and an excellent way to make your stationary creative and unique. Perhaps express you or your child’s personality and interests by choosing themed products such as horse-riding, sports, beach and cooking to name a few.

Another way you may wish to be involved with your child’s creativity is our Parent & Child workshops. We have one running this Saturday 2nd February at 1pm. Linda takes this class and she will lead you and your child through some simple and fun pages on a smaller format. Suggested ages are 4 – 7years and the class fee is $20 including materials. You are welcome to phone (09)912-0665 to book your seat.

****Three day, SUMMER BASIC GREY SALE!!!!****

I was saving the best for last! Basic Grey CONSISTENTLY comes up with the most gorgeous product and its no secret we love their range here at NZ Scrapbook. So we decided to come up with an extra special SALE to share with you.

This Thursday, Friday & Saturday (31st Jan – 2nd Feb) ALL Basic Grey Patterned paper is JUST $1 per sheet!!
Even the double sided papers - that makes it less than half price!
EVEN the NEW Two Scoops ranges - that’s the latest product in store!

Two Scoops, Black Tie, Blitzen, Blush, Color Me Silly, Dasher, Fruitcake, Fusion, Hang ten, Infuse, LilyKate, Lollipop Shoppe, Mellow, Obscure, Periphery, Phoebe….. Oh so many to choose from! But be in quick for the best selection!

Check out these gorgeous layouts by Design Team Member Ilka Adam featuring the Infuse range. Ilka made these pages for us as calendar headers for our create your own any year calenders by Creative Imaginations. She has such a lovely style :) Be sure too look out for this stunning calendar on display in store.

By the way, the Bliss Valentines layout above is currently on the front page of Basic Grey's extensive idea gallery. Well done Ilka! For lots of Basic Grey inspiration check out their gallery here.

ALL Basic Grey papers, $1.00 a sheet. Three days only while stocks last. This offer is only available in store, sorry no internet orders.

Have a fantastic weekend from
Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Weekly email in brief and pics!

NEW Basic Grey: Two Scoops

On these hot summer days we have been enjoying there is something quite magical about enjoying an ice-cream on the beach. Inspired by such days Basic Grey have released their Two Scoops range. We are talking creamy mints, lemons and strawberry pinks. Oh so pretty and very very yummy!

Basic Grey’s Two Scoop range is in store now. 12”x12” patterned papers, 6”x 6”paper pads, Chip Stickers, lettering and gorgeous clear stamps. Stay tuned for Jo’s Fresh Technique workshop that’s coming up – a little birdie told me her first class will be using the new Two Scoops Range.

NEW Tim Holtz products: Ink and Supplies storage

Tim Holtz is such a talented artist crafter and we have just got in an extensive range of his storage suitcases. Currently we have a great selection of his Distress Ink pads and Alcohol Inks plus now these fabulous metal cases. Grungeboard coming soon. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next!

New K& Company: Address Book Kits

From designer Amy Butler this kit really is a stand out product. Everything is included to create your own address book in fresh greens and lemons. Contains 1 pre printed address book binder, chipboard divider pages, stickers, tabs, 30 address pages, grand adhesions, clearly yours stickers, adhesive chipboard embellishments, pocket, felt flower, die cuts, buttons, ric-rack and trim. $39.90

Jamie Waters Kits

Our recent American tutor Jamie Waters led two treats of a class earlier this month. We purchased some additional kits from her and are offering them to you. Choose from some great products by American Crafts, Love Elsie, Scenic Route and Autumn Leaves. Very limited stock so be quick!

New Magazines

The latest creative offerings from Stampington have arrived. Art Doll Quarterly, Somerset Memories, Altered Couture and Stampers Sampler are in store now. Lots of summertime inspiration!

Last Days to get you B.E Competition entry in.

Last day for B.E Competition entries is Thursday 31st January. Its not to late to get creative and win this HUGE product hamper of B.E products!

Jamie Waters Class Success!

Hi all!
Its been a great start to January. Having our lovely guest tutor Jamie Waters all the way from the USA was a wonderful start to our 2008 class schedule. It was a real pleasure to get to know Jamie and her husband Chris during their stay. And I know by the smiling faces and positive feedback we received from the class participants that you'll who attended enjoyed her sweet nature and informative classes too!

Daytime Class a sizzling hive of activity!

Night time creative fun.

Sharon loving her layout.

Young talented scrapper Natalie....

....and her Mum and NZ Scrapbook Design Team member Sarah

Two more Design Team members Jo and Andrea!

All in all a great class - Thanks Jamie, you rock!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Jamie Waters Class times

Just a little note about the afternoon tea. Yes, we had scheduled a morning tea earlier in our plans but has been rescheduled to an afternoon tea to take place following the 1pm class. All are welcome and will start approximately 3.30pm - 4pm.

See you Friday!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Happy New Year. Classes Galore!

I hope 2008 has started wonderfully for you! It has been great to see so many of our out-of-Auckland friends over the holiday period.

Speaking of out of area friends, an extra special welcome to our International Guest Tutor, Jamie Waters who is now enjoying our New Zealand Summer! She is kicking off our 2008 class schedule and we are looking forward to learning some fun and fresh scrapbooking techniques at her workshops THIS FRIDAY the 11th January. We have 10spaces still available for her 1pm class (followed by a free afternoon tea) and just 5spaces available for her 6.30pm class. Class fee is $75. You will create three creative scrapbook page layouts and a bonus card project. Class fee includes kit materials. You don’t want to miss this once off event so phone us on (09) 912 0665 to book your seat.

We have completed our January classes schedule and we have something for everyone….

For all adult scrapbookers: Jamie Waters workshop (see above)

For beginner and intermediate scrapbookers and paper crafters: The week of Monday 14th – 18th January we have ‘Summer School’. This is an adult series of classes run at 10am each day. Come to one or come to all five. Each class is $25 and includes all materials. Projects include scrapbook layouts, cards, star book and a canvas class.

For beginner scrapbookers: Technique Tuesday. Tuesday 22nd January 9.30am & 7pm. $20 including materials.

For Cricut owners: Cricut Scrapbook Layout Class, Wednesday 16th Jan 7pm. $20including materials Please bring your Cricut machine.

For Cuttlebug owners: Cuttlebug Cards using 2step Heart die Wednesday 23rd Jan 9.30am and 7pm. $32 includes materials and 2step heart die. Please bring your Cuttlebug machine.

For young children: NEW Parent and Child class. Recommended age 5-8years plus a parent or guardian. Create a scrapbook page together. Saturday 19th Jan, 1pm. $20 including materials.

For kids: Kids Crop. Saturday 19th Jan, 3pm. $12 including materials.

Kids School Holiday Program. Monday 21st – Friday 25th Jan. 10am each day. $15 per class including materials.

Samples for all workshops are in store now. For more information and bookings please ask in store or phone (09)912 0665.

BE Competition!!

I introduced this competition prior to Christmas and it is well worth mentioning again. This prize is AMAZING! Over $600 worth of Creative Imaginations Be products! Just between you and me the numbers of people entering has been low so if you DO enter your chances of winning is HIGH!! Don’t miss out taking part in this fun event.

Simply purchase any Be Creative product from our store and decorate as you wish. Bring your item in before the end of January. During the month of February it will go to a public vote and this oversized hamper of wonderful product could be yours! Full details can be found in our store or on our blog at As they say, you gotta be in it to win it!

Have a fantastic January!

All the best from Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook