Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Ilka Creativity!

Hi All!
New Zealand ScrapbookDesign team member Ilka has been flying with her creative self! We recently gave her a stash of the gorgeous Graphic 45 paper range and she has made some real stunner's! She has commentary about her layouts on her blog here.

I love how she has shown how versatile the range is! and that hand! These really are wonderful admired in real life, so be sure to look out for them - on display in store now.

Have a fantastic day!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Disney for everyone!

Hi All and Happy Monday! Hope you had a fantastic long weekend.

One of the many things I love about being in our scrapbook store is seeing the amazing creativity that walks through our door each day. Yes walks! That creativity is you. Your scrapbook pages and crafts are an expression of your creativity (whether you think you are creative or not!).

So when our friend and customer Hillary Laker shared with us what she has been working on I simply HAD to show you! Hillary has been having a blast with the Disney Cricut Cartridges.

If you are new to scrapbooking the Cricut is an electronic die-cutting machine - simply put, the Cricut is a cutting machine combined with a cartridge (which stores the designs) that will cut images, shapes and lettering with the result of a professionally produced cut out image. You can adapt and modify to suit your project - and you can do this at home!

Hillary was too shy to let me take a photo of her but one thing she did say is how the Disney cartridges we making her feel like a kid again :) What I especially love about her layouts is that she didn't feel compelled to only using Disney cartridges for Disneyland photos or photos of a child/Disney theme. You will see many of the pictures are of different locations in New Zealand and Mickey and Friends seem to narrate her story.

I also love how she made the designs super huge on some of the pages. You can tell Hillary was having fun with this!

Hillary used:
Mickey & Friends Cricut Cartridge

Some of the fantastic designs on this Cricut cartridge.

Mix and match with your own fonts or combine with the Mickey Font cartridge for a complete Disney theme.

Thanks Hillary for sharing with us your wonderful pages and as Mickey and Pluto say in your last pictured layout (above) - "That was great!"

Byes for now

Friday, April 25, 2008

Product Preview: SEI "The Tourist Boxes!"

Hi Folks,
Yes, its that time again - time for another awesome Product Preview event! If you came to Product Preview: SEI "Chocooolatte Indulgence" you may remember me mentioning two very large and rather adventurous boxes that decided they would not come to NZ but instead make their way to Sweden, visiting with some nice men from Fedex who live in Stockholm. One box took in the sights of Paris and London...the other, well I don't know what happened with the other but eventually they did turn up on our doorstep. And just between you and me it was worth the wait! The YUM product in these boxes deserve a product preview all of their own! Words that I could use without giving toooooo much away are LUSH, RICH, TACTILE & Quirky, cute, clever!

Now I don't normally sneak a pic of the project you will be making but I just love these word albums (oops did I just let something slip??! heheee) and I just know you are going to have a great time making it! Soooo... this is the project you will make at Product Preview: SEI "The Tourist Boxes!"

PLUS an additional mini-project and a Take Home project too! Cost for this event is just $20 with the total value of products you will receive at over $30

The chocolate waterfall at Product Preview: SEI "Chocooolatte Indulgence" was such a hit we are having it again at this fun evening along with a bunch of prize draws too!

Product Preview: SEI "The Tourist Boxes!"
This Wednesday 30th April at 7pm
Tickets just $20
Phone 09 912 0665 to book your seat.

See you then!

PS: If you can't make it to this fun evening, the new SEI product will be available for general store release from Thursday 1st May at 9am

Thursday, April 24, 2008

ANZAC Day Hours

Bloggy version of our email newsletter:

Hi Folks!
Hope you’ve had a great week!

A quick note to let you know that we are open ANZAC day Friday from 1pm to 9pm.
Saturday we are open our normal hours of 9am to 9pm.
Closed Sunday
It looks like its going to be a great long weekend to do some serious scrapping! You would be very welcome to come and visit to stock up on supplies or if you have any questions or just generally need some inspiration – we’d be happy to help!

New in stock today
Paper Clay

Bazzill Cardstock - Top up restock

Upcoming Classes:

KAISERclub Clock Class
Friday 2nd May 7pm
Create your own decorated desk clock using the fabulous KAISERcraft products. Purchase of the class kit entitles you to KAISERclub membership and FREE entry to this Project Make class. $39.50 per kit.

School Holiday Program
Monday 28th April to Friday 2nd May. 10am – 11.30am.
Each day we will be teaching a different project including a Brag Tag Album, Scrapbook Pages, Name Canvas and Star Book. Each Class is just $15 including materials, the Name Canvas class is $20 including materials. Suitable for ages 9 -13years.

Samples for both class programs are on display in store or you can find more info and pictures on our Blog at Alternatively phone 09 912 0665 for more information.

Have a wonderful long weekend!
~Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook

Top Secret Cuttlebug Class - 2nd Intake

Hi everyone!

The second intake for our Top Secret Cuttlebug Class instructed by Cuttlebug whizz Wendy Jones is scheduled to start 27th May.

This is a three part class. Ideally you would come to all three classes (one every two weeks) to build your full range of Cuttlebug Techniques. Each class is $20 and includes materials
Participants are booking early so if you are interested in being part of this class series phone 09 912 0665 to book.

You can find pictures from the first intake at THIS blog post.

Date for Decorated Desk Clock Class - KAISERclub

Hi All KAISERclub members and craft lovers of all cool things!

We have a date for our first KAISERclub Project Make Class. This months project is the beautiful Decorated Desk Clock from the cover of KAISERworkshop magazine.

KAISERclub Project Make class - Decorated Desk Clock
Friday 2nd May at 7pm
This class is FREE to all KAISERclub members when they purchase this months Featured Project Decorated Desk Clock Kit at the club price of $39.50

If you are not already a KAISERclub member and would like to attend this class purchase of the kit will automatically entitle you to KAISERclub membership and entry to the class since the membership requirements are to purchase $30 or more of KAISERcraft products (or member fee of $10 to become a club member).

Please bring your Decorated Clock Kit and basic tools and adhesives to this class. You can pick up a kit on the night but be sure to phone and get us to pop it aside for you so you don't miss out. Phone 09 912 0665 to book your space.


School Holiday Program

Hi All,
Well the school holidays are in full swing and we have a great program lined up for next week. Come to one class or all five. Student age is recommended at 9-13years.

Brag Tag Album

Monday 28th April 10am - 11.30am
Brag Tag Album - $15 including Materials

Diecuts with a View, Pet Page

Tuesday 29th April 10am - 11.30am
Diecuts with a View, Pet Page - $15 including Materials

Wednesday 30th April 10am - 11.30am
Star Book Construction - $15 including Materials

Name Canvas

Thursday 1st May 10am - 11.30am
Wendy's popular Name Canvas workshop - $20 including Materials

Felt & Stamp Layout

Friday 2nd May 10am - 11.30am
Paula's Felt & Stamp Layout - $15 including Materials

Prior scrapbooking experience not necessary. Bring a friend! Phone 09 912 0665 to book your space.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Product Preview Report: Basic Grey "Basically Breakfast" - Evening Edition!

Hello All!

Product Preview: Basic Grey "Basically Breakfast" The Evening Edition
was a great success! We had a wonderful group of Basic Grey fans who enjoyed checking out the new release products, getting to try it in their two Preview projects (plus a Take Home project!) and a yummy 'breakfast' of Waffles.

As always the evening is best summed up in pictures sooooo here's how the evening went down... trickski staff mischief and all!

The evening started with our usual routine - lucky participants arrived and were greeted with drinks as they checked in and picked up their name badges and layout pack before heading upstairs to the classroom to begin the evening activities.

In keeping with our Breakfast theme we had waffles with maple syrup, bananas and cream awaiting which our participants were invited to partake.

After everyone had their fill we started our presentation of the five new Basic Grey ranges:

Before long it was time to get into the heart of our Preview - the projects! First up, a layout using the Boxer range of papers.

With a photo of the completed layout and detailed instructions plus teacher direction our participants were away.

Now you would think I would know by now that if I request the lovely Paula to take photos of the evening I'm just ASKING for trouble... and not only that, she recruited a accomplice in the shape of my right hand gal Wendy!

So while everyone was all settled into their project creation these two little monkies disappeared with my camera in hand... well... see for yourself... :)

You should know the giggling from the stairwell gave them away. I DID let them finish their waffles before dragging young Wendy back for some (YAY!) prize draws!

Congrats Lynette on winning a selection of Sultry papers

Lesley was thrilled with her clear stamps

"Wendies!" Sigh. I tell her every time it's not going to have her name on it...

Congrats Irene!

Those Archaic Brads and Rub-ons are so cool. Enjoy & congrats Julie!

We completed up our layouts and there were so many great results.

Steph's black and white photos look fab.

Perfect beach photo.

Our mini project for the evening was a real treat - literally! These favour boxes were another hit. Love the little icecream cone tag - all from the Cupcake range.

We finished our evening downstairs browsing the new ranges and making a start on our Take Home Project.

Another fun night had by all. Special thanks to all who attended Product Preview: Basic Grey "Basically Breakfast" last week at our actual breakfast and this, our popular demand Evening Edition.

Thank you also to Linda (Mum!) who whizzied up the waffles and my great shop gurls (Shopgurls.RULE as we say around here) who work hard on the kits and preparations for these events... and generally keep me on my toes!

If you want to check out the complete lines of the Basic Grey Products be sure to pop in store or visit our website HERE

Until next time, Have a great week!