Thursday, November 27, 2008

Product Preview Time!! Webster's Pages REPORT!

Hi all!
Monday's nights Product Preview: Webster's Pages "Hello! Beautiful" was a fab sold out success! Fifty-five ladies had a fun night cutting, assembling.... clustering! (hehee)

Here is the evening in pictures:
7pm Came and we settled ourselves upstairs in the classroom

First up on the order of the evening - Checking out the fantastic Webster's Pages Products. Stunning papers!!

Assistant Danice did a great job being my right-hand gal for the evening.

This was the main project for the evening. 12"x 12"layout with a stylish combination of vintage chic with a modern twist.

So we got straight into it! First step was cutting the scallop shapes.

Ann has some alternative ideas for her scallop border!

... and who is that sitting each side of Ann? I'm sure this spells trouble (in a good way!) ... Staff members Fenn (left) and Wendy (right) enjoy being participants from time to time too!

Lots of busy creating activity. Our Product Preview events are perfect for all levels of scrapbooking experience. We lead you through each step of creation PLUS each person has a photo of the finished project and complete step by step instructions.

Prize time!!!! My fav! I love giving prizes away :)

Our lucky prize winners for the evening!
Now I have a confession to make, the lovely Danice kindly wrote down each persons name and what they won. I know MOST peoples names but I hate to make a name mistake... well, I washed the list. Yup it was in my pocket. So the list currently sits as tiny pieces of paper through my BLACK wash. Clever huh? :)
Congrats ladies!

On top of our lucky prize draws we had a BONUS prize for everyone.
Hidden under each chair was an embellishment pack for everyone as a thankyou for joining us at our Product Preview Event.

Back to creating!

Some really lovely pages coming together.

Everyone also received a mini-project card pack. Some speedy gals completed in class!

And then there was also the Take Home Mini Album project pack. Lovely!

Then downstairs for tea, coffee, chit chat and store browsing.
It was a fun evening had by all, and if I do say - Amazing value!! At only $20 for all the goodies and a great evening if you haven't been to one of our Product Preview evenings, keep an eye on your email... I'm sure you can see why these nights fill up fast!!

Thank you everyone for making it such and enjoyable evening! We love our NZ Scrapbook customers - yes that means you!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Product Preview: Webster's Pages Take Home Project Instructions

Hi Product Previewers! :)
We had a fab time last night checking out the new products from Websters Pages, full report to come! In the meantime here is the Take Home Project Instructions - enjoy!

Websters Pages Pocket Family Album

  1. Fold the swatch paper around the outside of the card album and trim off the excess length (approx 1cm).
  2. Slide the calico strip between the middle pages of the card album and tie a knot at the spine.
  3. Adhere the swatch paper to the back cover using glue dots or tacky double sided tape.
  4. To secure the front of the swatch paper to the book, punch two holes all the way through the swatch paper and front cover. Thread a small piece of mesh through the hole and tie at the front.
  5. Punch two holes bottom right of the swatch paper and through the cover. Fasten the mini safety pin through the holes then tie the small ribbon onto the safety pin to decorate. Be sure to punch the holes quite close together so the pin bar will reach the length of both holes. A hand punch is easiest to use to create the holes.
  6. Adhere the word Family to the cover. We used our Xyron Sticker Maker for this purpose.
  7. Tie the remaining mesh around calico to further decorate the spine.
  8. Adhere flower to top right corner of the cover.
  9. Adhere rhinestones to the center of the flower and the front cover as desired.
  10. Fill your mini pocket album with gorgeous photos!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

FREE Make 'n' Take this Saturday!

Hi papercrafty types!

Tomorrow, Saturday 22nd November we have another awesome FREE Make 'n' Take project for you.
Make 'n' Takes are a 10-15min mini class that runs repeatedly during the Make 'n' Take demo times. Simply join in as a seat comes available - you will get to try a new product and learn a new technique and of course walk away with something you made!

This week Wendy will be teaching a very pretty mini gift box using gloss card and a brayer stamping technique. Arrive anytime between 11am - 1pm to create this FREE project!

See you then!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Happy Birthdays!


Katie Thompson who turned 8years old (center front)

and Michelle Sokol who turned 11years

Both girls celebrated their Birthdays with us on the weekend.
We hope you and your friends had a fantastic time!!

Happy Birthday from Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Product Preview Time!! Webster's Pages - New Brand!

Our main layout project for the evening - suitable for all types of photo. Boy, girl, adult, heritage, wedding themes would all suit!

Hi Everyone,
You've been waiting for it.... it's Product Preview time again!
This time we are introducing another new brand to NZ Scrapbook - Webster's Pages!
Combining unique old world charm and modern styling Webster's Pages products are a delight to use.

Our Product Preview event running THIS Monday 24th November at 7pm you will be cutting, tying, scalloping and scrunching your way as you create a delightful scrapbook page and additional mini project.

Also along the way you be invited to enjoy light refreshments and automatically be entered in to win some fantastic door prizes! Not forgetting to mention you will receive an awesome Product/Project pack valued at over $30! We will even be including a complete CD packaged Websters Journaling Cards, a usual retail price of $15.95 for EVERY person attending!

One of the Journaling Card packs we will be including in your project bag - The one you recieve may differ from the sample shown here.

Product Preview: Webster's Pages "Hello! Beautiful"
Monday 24th November at 7pm
Tickets just $20 which includes your Product/project pack valued at over $30
Phone 09 912 0665 To book your seat!

Look forward to seeing you then!

Please Bring:
  • One 6"x 8"photo OR 5"x7"Photo (landscape orientation) - smaller multiple photos could be adapted easily.
  • Basic kit - scissors, paper trimmer, photo splits, tacky adhesive,
  • A VERY large needle - paper or darning needle
  • Sepia or brown ink pad

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Weekend highlights!

Hi all and happy Tuesday!
We had a fun weekend here at NZ Scrapbook with lots of participants joining in for our free KaiserCraft Make 'n' Take. Don't despair if you didn't make it, we have more activities planned leading up to Christmas.

Here are some photo highlights from the weekend!

Make 'n' Take hive of activity

Wendy shares the techniques in making the cool wall/tree decoration for this weeks project.

Make n Take activities are suitable for all ages!

Upstairs the busy Parent & Child Class get creative

Great work!

Three awesome pages!

In my keeping up with the day I forgot to take photos of the Junior Kids Class run by the super cool Fen and some of the other creativity happening in the time!

Hope you are having a fantastic week!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

FREE KaiserCraft Make n Take this Saturday! and more great classes!

Hi all!
November already and here at NZ Scrapbook we are loving getting into the Christmas swing of things.

The star Make n Take project - Christmas Bauble shape also available

This Saturday we are having an awesome FREE KaiserCraft Christmas Make n Take.

Visit us anytime between 11am and 1pm this Saturday 8th November and you can make this fab wooden christmas decoration/wall hanging using KaiserCraft Off the Page wood, Rhinestones, KindyGlitz and Cuttlebug techniques. Its a mini mini class - super fun!

FREE and no booking necessary! One Make n Take per person.

Also we have more dates opening up for our KaiserCraft Christmas Workshops
You've seen the stunning samples in the KaiserWorkshop Magazine and we have turned them into great classes, assembled into kits - you only pay for the materials! Tutor and class space is also FREE! Amazing! :)

KaiserCraft Christmas - Days till Christmass Class

This class is currently full, however we do occasionally get cancellations so have started a wait list. Wednesday 12th November at 7pm. Class kit fee $28.50

KaiserCraft Christmas Class - Window present Mini Gift Album

Lots of spaces for photos in this one! Class is running Friday 14th November at 7pm. Class kit fee $38.50

KaiserCraft Christmas Class - Gingerbread Garland

So so cute! Friday 28th November at 7pm. Class kit fee $30

KaiserCraft Christmas Cards
More creative Christmas Cards from Wendy wonder. Tuesday 11th November at 10.30am and again at 7pm. Class fee is just $20

Phone 09 912 0665 to book your seat for any of these great classes.

Further news:
Christmas Card Buffet with Nic Howard. This is a special NZ Scrapbook hosted class running on Saturday 6th December at 11am and it is shaping up to be a sell out! If you haven't booked your space be sure to book in quick to avoid dissapointment.

This weekend is Kids class weekend. Regular Parent & Child classes, Junior Kids are GO.

Oooooh and KIDS mark Tuesday 22nd of December in your calendar... we are having a mammoth Kids Christmas Party, including a visit from Santa himself. Details to come.

Restock of Adirondack Alcohol Inks are IN.

Have a fantastic weekend, and while you're out and about voting come on in and make your FREE KaiserCraft Christmas Make n Take!

~Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Art technique - Using your own designs!

Hi friends in Blogland!

If you are interested in sketching, journals and creating your own art sculpture skip on over to my Altered Arts Magazine Blog. I have a two part blog post that will show you some ideas for using Watercolour Pencils or crayons, Paper Clay and baby muslin (available in store) to create art using your own designs.

Part One: Shows my process for creating a sketch.
Part Two: How to use a sketch as a basis to make dimensional art and the technique for making a wood mounted sculpture.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment and I will be sure to respond!
byes for now

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Nic Howard's Christmas Card Buffet!

Hi Folks!

We are pleased to be hosting a very special Christmas class with Nic Howard author of Thats Life: Finding Scrapbook Inspiration in the Everyday.

Nic is well known in the scrapbooking industry having designed for many leading brands including Basic Grey, Scenic Route, Tattered Angels, Queen & Co. She has been published in American, Australian and New Zealand Scrapbooking magazines including as a Making Memories Master.

In her role as a Prima Endorsed Teacher we would like to invite you to join her in her latest fun class - the Christmas Card buffet! The card buffet has had amazing reviews all over New Zealand and here at NZ Scrapbook she has added a very special twist!

Christmas inspiration, cards, gift bags, and Christmas sweet treats! Nothing goes more hand in hand than scrapbooking, cardmaking and chocolate!

Join Nic Howard as she puts on her apron and presents this delectable delight - 2 1/2 hours of
creating as many cards as you can possibly get done with gorgeous papers, lace, flowers, Glimmer Mist and the 'buffet of Prima goodness'...all laid out complete with crystals, leaves, buttons, ribbon, bling and flowers in every colour you can cr-EAT-e with!

It's certainly different from your average class, it's a little bit of everything - from making sweet treats to good old scrapbooking fun... it's fast paced, fun and sure to inspire!

You'll receive sketches for a possible 20 different cards - we'll complete 5 in class plus several small decorated gift bags but you'll leave with plenty of technique and product inspiration to keep on creating for hours.

Christmas Card Buffet with Nic
Saturday 6th December at 11am
Class fee $48 which includes materials, light refreshments and entry in to win some great PRIMA prizes!
We have limited spaces so be sure to book early.
Phone 09 912 0665 to book your seat today.