Friday, August 29, 2008

DT - Prima Layouts

Hi everyone finally sharing these layouts - they've been in the shop for a week or so now!
These layouts are using all Prima products - such lovely bright colours also flowers, crystals and transparencies.

I also did a card set with leftovers as well.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Olivia!

Olivia (Center in pink) and her friends

Happy Birthday to Olivia Davis who celebrated her 7th Birthday with us yesterday.
Hope you had a wonderful day Olivia!
~from all of us here at NZ Scrapbook

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


...So the cover story is that my Mum and Aunt went to San Fransisco for my sisters wedding. They got back today, but judging by this video the wedding wasn't the full story!!!

Linda & Patricia... sisters on the loose!

~Kathleen :D

Product Preview: Three Bugs in a rug Take Home Project Instructions

Hi folks!

As promised the Three Bugs in a rug Take Home Project Instructions for your creating pleasure! :)

  1. Trim the black and white dot patterned paper into a 12” x 4” strip and adhere with the red floral design face up approximately 1” from the bottom of the black 12” x12” cardstock.
  2. Trim the remnant piece of black and white dot patterned paper to 12” x 1” and adhere with the dot side up so it aligns with the top edge of the red floral design on your layout.
  3. Adhere cropped photos to the top edge of the black and white dot patterned paper.
  4. Cut the scallop cherry designs from the other patterned paper strip and set aside one large scallop design for the title. Layer the rest with foam tape to the top edge of your layout, trimming the top edge where necessary. Layer some designs on top of the patterned paper strips of your layout according to the example.
  5. On the large scallop design that you set aside for the title, pencil draw your title then hand stitch over the drawn lines with the embroidery cotton.
  6. Hand stitch a swirl design onto the black and white dot patterned paper, allowing the stitching to overlap over the photos and red floral design paper.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Product Preview Report! Heidi Grace "Kisses, Daydreams and Tales of Time"

Hi folks,
Where did August go???? hehehee. Best I share the pics from Product Preview: Heidi Grace "Kisses, Daydreams and Tales of Time" Pics before the pics from our awesome Product Preview: Three Bugs in a Rug "It's snuggly in here!" event.

Check out the fun we had!...

Great to see so many enthusiastic crafty gals join us for this event.

Awaiting them at each seat was yummy new Heidi Grace product.

The Heidi Grace range is diverse and so pretty!

Assistant Wendy-wonder helps show the new products

Always time for a laugh... Wilma and Danice!

We get into making our main project layout for the evening

One of the techniques we used is a VERY COOL photo distressing technique. Look at how the whole photo becomes almost ethereal.

Stunning photo!!

Creative concentration :)

Prize time!

Enjoy the quote stickers Tina

Congrats Kate!

Congrats Kathy!

Yay Sheryl!

More progress on our layouts - looking good!

Another fab layout coming together. And before we know it...

Time to give away more prizes!

Congrats Terry!

Congrats Elisabeth - enjoy the chipboard lettering!

Final prize for the night

Sue won a great stash of Heidi Grace Paper - enjoy!

All up another great night! Stay tuned for more fun Product Preview Events!!


Monday, August 25, 2008

Product Preview Materials List

Hi all!
What a beautiful Monday! Loving that sun :) Hope it's bright shiny where you are.

A wee note about what to bring for our Product Previewers coming to tomorrow nights Product Preview: Three Bugs in a Rug "It's snugly in here!"

Kit List to bring:
Basic Kit - Cutting Mat, Craft knife/scalpel, Ruler, Paper Trimmer
Adhesives - Gluestick and Photosplits
Optional pink or blue ink pad

Photos - If you are bringing photos with you, our sample contains 17 highly cropped photos. You could use less photos if you wish. If you have time, I suggest cropping your photos before attending as cropping that number of photos takes quite a bit of time.

A handy hint you may not know about is you can print your photos small at some of the photo printing kiosks. I go to Camera House and as you click through the options you will come up to a screen that says "Print digital prints" or "Print Mobile Phone prints" - select Mobile phone even though you might be working from a camera card or CD. Then when it comes to selecting photo sizes you can select 2 or 4 images per 4" x6" photo. I used the 2 images option for this project. VERY easy way to get small prints!

You are welcome to make the Memory Box without photos and add photos at a later time.

Anyways, looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. If you haven't booked in for this event and would like to come please phone 09 912 0665 to book your space. More info can be found at THIS link.

Byes for now
~ Kathleen

Friday, August 22, 2008

Product Preview: Three Bugs in a Rug "It's snuggly in here!"

Hi all,
Time for another fab Product Preview Event! A brand new range to NZ Scrapbook, Three Bugs in a Rug is fun, bright and very on target with the kind of product we look to use everyday in our scrapbooking.

You are going to love making our main project for the evening. Using the Three Bugs in a Rug exploding box kit we are going to make this Boy or Girl themed Memory Box and card.

Our Boy themed memory box project (girl option is available)

Product Preview: Three Bugs in a Rug "It's snuggly in here!"
This Tuesday 26th August at 7pm
Entry fee just $20 which includes a Project/product pack of the Memory Box kit, card project and Take Home Project layout kit- total value over $30!
You will be automatically entered in to win some great door prizes
Tea, coffee and refreshments will be served at the end of the evening

Memory Box project shown open with its pages and additional card

Phone 09 912 0665 to book your seat and your preference for a boy or girl kit.

Hope you can make it!
~Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook

Memory box detail

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Distressed Vintage Techniques

Hi everyone, Jo here. I have created a brand new fresh techniques class for this Saturday at 11am, and I would love for you to come along and join me. We will be using various distressing techniques, some gorgeous Graphic45 papers, kaiser pearls and flowers, prima stamps, some stunning new cricut diecuts and some special bits from my own private stash to create the layout below in the vintage distressed style which I am very keen on at the moment. Numbers are strictly limited so please phone the store and book in quickly if you would like a seat. Hope to see you there!

Jo xx

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Mid-winter Christmas Decoration Contest - Everybody's a winner!

Hi All!

Thank-you to our kind sponsors KaiserCraft, everyone who entered our fun Mid-winter Christmas Decoration Contest walked away with a cute KaiserCraft CAR (album...heheheh). We loved all your entries and the ideas have really made me rethink my own decorations for this upcoming Christmas.

I especially loved how many kids entries we had and the number of FAMILIES that got involved. I am very pleased our event gave you impetus to spend family time creating!

Here are our wonderful entries in both the Adults and Kids Categories, each entrant could enter up to three times:

Adrienne Brewer

Adrienne creatively cut aluminum fizzy drink cans with her Cuttlebug to create her decorations.

Conner Dalton cleverly combined popcorn and die cut shapes in his tree decoration... I think I have spiral stuck in my teeth! oh noes.. you mean it was only for looking at?? douh!

Second prize in our Kids Category went to Eva McGregor. What a great idea combining a Barbie, KaiserCraft wooden wing album and specialty papers and flowers in this stunning entry!

Jamie Rogers and her glittery snowflake santa.

Katrina Dixon our Second Prize winner in the Adults Category. Check out her cute snowman reading about our Mid-winter Christmas Celebrations!

Blair McIntosh. Glitter Santa!

Emily McIntosh. Cos well Santa has to wash his digs too!

Kate McIntosh. Glittery snowflake and Tinkerbell.

The McIntosh Family...

...something tells me maybe DAD is the scrapbooker??

Tracy Sparke. Bold blue.

Victoria Sparke. Cuttlebug shapes work great!

Victoria Sparke. Cute snowman!

Johnathan Sparke. Even snowmen need little houses. Joy!

Alister Sparke. I like the sticker shape combo here.

Victoria Sparke.
Great use of the KaiserCraft Mini-circle Album pages!

Tracey Sparke. Clever paper folding.

The Sparke Family with their prizes!

Sharell Grass

Sharell Grass - So vibrant just like her!

Sharell Grass - Great Kiwi feel decoration with the Paua and Green spiral handmade paper punches.

Meg Schermbrucher. This clay molded decoration mobile is SO sweet!

Myles Lasham. Cool Cuttlebug Poinsettia

Erica Lasham. Christmas scrapbooking paper becomes a striking decoration fan.

Erica Lasham. Ooh I wonder what could be held on with those pegs? notes? Lollies!

Erica Lasham. Love the Christmas coloured buttons.

Myles Lasham. Myles how did you know birds are so IN?! :)

Jensen Lasham. Metal charms look great in this.

Jensen Lasham. That is some serious Cuttlebug work!

Myles Lasham. Cute star.

The Lasham Family!

Liam Dixon. Twisty fun.

Liam Dixon with his great decoration and prize!

Lucia Challinor. KindyGlitz santa - cool!

WHEW! Thanks for all your great entries!! and enjoy your car albums :)