Friday, February 27, 2009

Book of Me Series One - Starts Monday!

Hi all,

We are excited to be kicking off our popular Book of Me series of crops this Monday 2nd March! We have run this in previous years and the feedback was very positive. Creating pages unique to you is hugely rewarding plus it is a great way to make new friends!

What is a Book of Me?

It’s easy to scrapbook big events, your children/family members and holidays. Being a scrapbooker often involves being behind the camera rather than in front. Are you the missing family member in your albums? Creating a Book of Me solves that problem. This is your opportunity to tell YOUR story. What makes you unique? What is your passion? Creating a Book of Me is a fun and non-threatening way to put you and your likes, dislikes, heritage, hopes, quirks in the spotlight.

Have you every wondered what life was like for your Grandmother, Great-Grandmother? Create a Book of Me and record your story for future generations.

“There is only one person who can write this story of your life with all its foibles,

follies, treasures and tears. That person is you.”

Kathleen Adams, Journal to Self

Types of pages you will be creating in the Book of Me workshops:

Past. Things I’ve done, childhood, experiences, past hopes and dreams.

Present. Your life right now, characteristics and personality traits, current roles, likes and dislikes.

Future. Hopes, dreams, goals

Your story is worth telling. Added bonus you might learn something about yourself too!

Michelle's title page from her Book of Me album

Book of Me Series One

Every Monday running for six weeks starting Monday 2nd March - come to one or come to all six!

Crop fee $15 per session or pre-pay for six sessions and pay just $75

This is a crop workshop where our teacher Michelle Whorwood will take you through a different page idea each week along with a handout.

Phone 09 912 0665 to book your space.

Things to bring

  • Scrapbooking tools and materials (workshop tools available for use).
  • Photo of yourself . This is for your title page. Bring one that you like!
  • Refill pad and pen to take notes if desired
  • Clear file or folder to store class handouts, journaling notes, inspiration etc

Have a great weekend!
~ Kathleen

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Card pack kits - available now!

Hi all!
Some of our popular card classes are now available as card packs. Each pack contains the materials to make the card (excluding adhesives), photo of the finished card and instructions.

These would make great gifts for a cardmaker, great for yourself for more ideas, or just to have a handmade card on hand for your next gift giving!

Each card pack is just $4.95 available now online and in store.

Purple Thank U

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Kathleen's Journal Class ColourFULL - second date available

Creative background techniques

Artist sketches, daily musings, inspiration, thoughts, photos, receipts, postcards, tickets, colour, ideas.... so much more! Art Journals are tactile, interactive, personal and UNIQUE! Last night at my Journals Class we had a fab group of ladies find out just how fun creating your own Journal is!

Lots of fun techniques with paint and colour mixing

Glitter too!

Creating a page extension - one of the seven techniques

In addition to the comprehensive (and crazy!) journals handout we explored a basic wash method and we completed SEVEN specific page techniques in our 2hour class. Lots of fun!

Ann looks on as I demonstrate my fav tool - the sewing machine!

Some books and journals on hand for perusal during the class and a drink break if desired.

I have a second time slot for this class. This Wednesday 25th February at 7pm. Spaces are available. Cost for this class is $35 which includes materials and a journal. No previous journal or arty experience necessary. Phone 09 912 0665 to book. Would love to have you join us!

By the way if you want to see (lots of) examples of journal pages visit my personal blog HERE.

~ Kathleen

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Upcoming Card Class

Cardmaking Workshop

Tuesday 24th February
Two time slots available: 10.30am and 7pm
Tutor: Wendy Jones
Class Fee: $25 includes materials

Be inspired by new card designs and learn techniques. Lots of fun and leave with completed cards.

Backgrounds Tag Book
Tonight Thursday 19th February
Time: 7pm
Tutor: Wendy Jones
Class fee: $20 Including materials

Jam packed with techniques, learn how to use some fab arty products! This is part 3 of the backgrounds series. You are welcome to join in at this point because not only will you have fun but part 1 & 2 are scheduled to be repeated. This class is tonight (Thursday 19th) so if you read this in time and would like to come, it's not too late to book in.

To book for classes or for further enquiries please phone 09 912 0665

Bye for now!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Product Launch - Spellbinder Catalogue available now!

Hi all,
You may have seen our taster range of Spellbinders Nestabilities products... well get ready for the main course!

FREE 2009 Catalogue available now

Call in for your free catalogue

If you have a CUTTLEBUG machine or Wizard die cutter, this is THE catalogue to have. Spellbinders produce beautiful cutting dies and embossing plates that work in your Cuttlebug Machine! We are talking nesting frames, ornate butterflies, flourishes, scallop borders and much much more.

Stunning designs!

We are offering this full colour, 40 page brochure FREE to you! Call in to pick up your copy today.

Pre-order New Zealand Scrapbook EXCLUSIVE offer

FREE pre-order gift with purchase - colours may vary

Pre-orders over $30 placed before 9pm Thursday 26th February 2009 will receive a fantastic 50 sheet card stack (that fits your Cuttlebug/Wizard) and embellishment pack, retail value $20.50 FREE upon order pickup.
Spellbinder products are due to be available in store within the next two weeks.

Stay tuned for our official launch event coming soon!
~ Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook

Monday, February 16, 2009

Product Preview: Three Bugs in a rug "What a hoot! and more" REPORT

Hi everyone!
Product Preview: Three Bugs in a rug "What a hoot! and more" evening event was last Monday night and we had a lovely time checking out the five new ranges and then making our projects.

Lots of bright and fun papers and stickers make up the Three Bugs ranges. Assistant Michelle looks on making sure I'm doing it right! :)

Onto the real fun part - making our layouts.

Lots of busy scrapbooking action!

And prizes too! Everyone who won a prize also got a VERY cute soft bug too.
Congrats Sam..

and Sheryl


Both Tania's!

and Elisabeth. Hope you enjoy your prizes!

We take a look at the Take Home project and mini cardholder project - complete with notebook and pen (not pictured)

and finish up our pages! Yay!

The whole evening was such an enjoyable event we have decided to run it again. Be advised, it is TOMORROW Tuesday 17th February at 7pm and we have spaces available. If you didn't make the first one we would love for you to join us.
Just $20 and includes all the great products you need to make this layout and two additional projects. Plus of course prizes, tea/coffee and yummy liquorice allsorts!
Phone 09 912 0665 to book your space.

~ Kathleen, Linda and the team at NZ Scrapbook