Wednesday, July 30, 2008

BasicGrey Euphoria Produt Preview Kits Available Online

Like the look of the Euphoria Giggle layout?
Think the Decorative Euphoria candle project looks fun to try?
Both of these projects kits (and more!) are available for purchase on our website right now!
Kits come with full instructions, and photo of the completed project.

Check them out!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Product Preview: Basic Grey "Euphoria" Report

Hi all,

Time for the photo report from Friday's Product Preview: Basic Grey "Euphoria"

Now I know I say this every time, but we really did have a great time. Lots of fun, lots of page making and lots of prizes ... check it out!:

It takes a fair amount of time to register more than sixty people through the door. So while we are waiting for arrivals, participants are invited to enjoy juice and on this particular night pink lemonade in the time leading up to the start of the event.

Final preparations are being made upstairs. Look what was waiting for our participants!

Note: I think I got a bit confused joining the above picture into a panoramic - but you get the idea!

Us girls are always up for a challenge and love a bit of atmospheric lighting. Scrapbooking by candlelight anyone? Who says you need to see to make great pages? hehehee.

Ok, I am kidding there about scrapbooking in the dark :) Each person had a lit candle at their seat. Our second project took this unassuming party candle and mini-kit to an Euphoric this...

without the wax colour change!

The candle is wrapped with Basic Grey Euphoric paper, tied with ribbon. The flower images are the Euphoric stamps carefully cut out and layered onto the front of the candle with a pink rhinestone, and Kindyglitz to complete.

So yes, the lights DID go on and we got down to business.

First up we check out the new yumminess.

and then onto our main project for the night...

Loving these pretty colours.

Original layout inspiration credit to Kelly Goree

Everyone humming along nicely with their pages.

My assistant Paula, available and ready to help where needed.

Gogo Jenny scrapbooker!

Adrienne and Michelle - Preview pros! :)

Prize time! It takes a lot of concentration to pick the lucky names!

Congrats to all our prize winners!

Maureen - Euphoria paper selection

Michelle R - Key Plate Album

Michelle W - Sultry lettering stickers

Toni - Sultry lettering stickers

Ayla - Sultry 6"x6"Paper pad

Sharell - Sultry 6"x6"Paper pad

Kerry - Infuse Buttons

Adrienne - Infuse ribbon

Brenda - Sultry Lettering stickers

Hannah - Key Plate Album

Annie - Sultry 6"x6" paper pad

Fiona- Infuse ribbon

Helen - Infuse buttons

Lynda - Sultry 6"x6" paper pad

Noeline - Sultry 6"x6" paper pad

Lillian - Keyplate Album

Enjoy your Basic Grey Prizes ladies!

Back to creating...

There is alot of production happening for sure :)

Layouts completed

Candle mini-project underway...

and a Take Home Project pack in hand...

Our Preview participants make their way downstairs for shopping and Tea & Coffee with handmade Coconut Ice - aka an Euphoric sugar high!

For those who joined us, thank you for coming along and being part Product Preview: Basic Grey "Euphoria". If you missed this one, hope you can make it next time!

Until then,
Happy scrapping and byes for now!

Product Preview: Basic Grey "Euphoria!" Take Home Project

Hi folks and funky Basic Grey Friday night previewers!

We had a great night Friday (photos to come) didn't we? Here are your Take Home Project layout picture and instructions:

Product Preview: Basic Grey "Euphoria!" Take Home Project. Giggle Layout
  1. Lay the shimmer pink scallop paper onto your work surface to use as your background for this layout. Apply your blue chalk ink to the edges of the two Euphoria patterned paper strips then adhere to the right side edge of your layout.
  2. Apply the blue chalk ink to the edges of your Euphoria paper circle and adhere to your layout according to the picture above. You will need to slip the edge of the circle under your border strips.
  3. Mat your photograph onto the black cardstock and adhere to your layout.
  4. Adhere the cardstock brackets and dots to your layout. A fine tip glue pen works well for this.
  5. Select a title of your choice and use the black lettering stickers to create the title for your layout.
  6. Embellish with the black flowers and button to the left side of the layout.
  7. Complete your layout with journalling. Be sure to use a journalling pen that will dry on a shiny surface (the shimmer paper) or write your journalling onto another piece of card and attach to your layout.
Another page complete for your scrapbook!

Don't forget to make use of your sketch page included in this kit from the Basic Grey Newsletter. This layout sketch looks great in all the great Basic Grey ranges!

Happy Birthday Jamie!

Jamie nice work on your scrapbook page

Happy Birthday Jamie Hollinger
who celebrated her 10th Birthday with us on the weekend.
Hope you had a fantastic day!!

From all of us here at NZ Scrapbook Company.

Jamie with her friends

Monday, July 28, 2008

Some Ideas using mainly Kaiser Craft Products (Sarah Groen)

Sarah here from the design team. I got to play with one of the Kaiser craft wooden albums this month. At first I was not sure what to do with the album that had number 50 as its cover. I didn't know anyone who had celebrated a significant 50th recently. Then my daughter Natalie came up with a great idea. Why not print off 50 favourite photos? So thats exactly what I did. I printed 50 of my favourite photos from this year in varying sizes (you have to be a bit creative here as it is not easy to fit 50 photos onto 3 pages LOL). I painted the album with 'Seamist' coloured Kaiser acrylic paint, usung texture paste and "metallic silver" acrylic paint to highlight the number 50. I then arranged the photos with strips of patterned paper and finished off by adding some 'Chatterbox' stickers with a family theme amd Kaiser rub-ons. I bound the 'pages' together with book rings and decorated them with ribbon.

I also put together these three layouts using mainly Core'dinations cardstock and Kaiser Craft paper. I loved the Chatterbox flocked stickers and the 'Prima' chipboard buttons. Thanks for looking.

Sarah :)

Friday, July 25, 2008

Happy Friday!

Hi all,

Final preparations are underway for tonights Product Preview: Basic Grey "Euphoria"
We have so many great prizes and this range is lovely - it's going to be a great night!

We still have a few available seats so if you would like to come along tonight and join the fun you would be most welcome. You do need to book (we have about 10 spaces left) so phone 09 912 0665 to secure your space.

Product Preview: Basic Grey "Euphoria"
Tonight: Friday 25th July at 7pm
Just $20 and includes a product/project pack valued at over $30

You can see our main project layout HERE

Bye for now!

Thursday, July 24, 2008


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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Congrats Sarah!

Congratulations NZ Scrapbook Design Team Member Sarah Groen for having this gorgeous layout accepted in the Basic Grey website Gallery! Well done!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Product Preview: Basic Grey "Euphoria!" - Layout Project

Hi all,

This Friday is Product Preview: Basic Grey "Euphoria" and I can't wait! Phone bookings have been coming thick and fast and looking at this beautiful product... well, its going to be a great night!

Here is the layout sample for Friday nights main project:

This is a scraplift from Basic Grey Designer Kelly Goree.

If you are attending our Preview event you will need to bring:
  • Three 4"x6"photos, preferably two which are able to be hard cropped. If you don't have photos they can be added later or this layout could be adapted for other combinations of photo sizes.
  • Fine tipped scissors
  • Adhesives (suggested Photo splits)
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Journaling pen (I used a blue ink pen)
You will also be making a cute mini-project and will receive a Take-home Project layout pack (among other goodies! heheheee).

If you have any questions about our Product Preview event or would like to book your seat, please phone 09 912 0665

See you Friday!

Product Preview: Basic Grey “Euphoria!” This Friday!

Hi friendly scrappers!

Yay its Product Preview time again! This time we have a new product release from one of our FAVOURITE brands – Basic Grey.

This new line entitled Euphoria is visual bliss. In fact, if I have little whizzy in my Thesaurus for the word euphoric I could easily use the words joyful, elated, ecstatic and exhilarated to describe the Euphoria range.

Okies, so here are the information you really want:

Product Preview: Basic Grey “Euphoria!”

This Friday 25th July at 7pm

Cost for the evening is just $20 and includes a product/project pack valued at over $30!

By attending you are automatically entered in to win some AWESOME Basic Grey prize draws – We have lots!!!

Tea and coffee and light supper at the completion of our project.

This preview will book fast! Phone 09 912 0665 to book your seat.

Hope you can make it!

~Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook

PS: I will post the project layout here on the blog this evening to help you select photos. I know what we are doing... I just need to make it!! :)