Friday, March 27, 2009

Kids Class - Saturday!

This week's kids class reminisces of Spring. Bring a 4" x 6" photo and Fenn will help you select your papers and have you creating this lovely page with beautiful hand stitching techniques.

Please note the new start time of 3pm.

Kids class: This Saturday 28th March at 3pm
$12 including materials.

Phone 09 912 0665 to book.

Parent & Child Class, hoppin good fun!

Linda playi... preparing!

Hi all,
Linda (Mum!) loves teaching the Parent & Child classes. Truth be told I think it just gives her a good excuse to play. :)

One of the projects is creating an Easter birds nest. The page has a cute pocket at the top with scallop edged eggs for photos. Wendy and I just played rock, paper, scissors as to who will have to vacuum afterward... I lost. hehehee

Keeping with the Easter theme the second of the three projects is this very cute Easter Bunny page....

His nose swivels to reveal a photo!

Yes, there are spaces available for this class running this Saturday 28th March at 1pm. The Parent and Child class is suitable for 4 - 8 year old children accompanied by a guardian. Cost for the class is just $20 per child and includes all materials. Phone 09 912 0665 to book.

~ Kathleen

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Product Preview New Products!

Boy Safari, Little Yellow Bicycle shaped paper

Hi folks,
We had a lovely time last night at Product Preview: Imaginsce & Little Yellow Bicycle. Stay tuned, a full report to come. For those of you who didn't make it here is the lowdown on the new products.
Fairest of them all - Cute rub-ons!

Imaginsce: Fairest of them all Collection
A collection for all the pretty princesses out there... even includes a super cute frog (toad?): glittery double sided papers, chipboard stickers, lots of rub-ons, image brads, chiffon posies, clear stamps and ribbon. I think the acrylic clear stamps would be fantastic an upcoming princess party invitations (only $4.95 each!).
Fairest of them all collection is so pretty

Gotta Buy Basics Collection
We love rub-ons! Gotta Buy Basics are your stand-by product when you just need that little something else. I used some of these yesterday and come with my recommendation, they transferred beautifully even onto a highly painted surface (yes you can use rub-ons for all sorts of things, not just scrapbook pages).

Gotta buy basics from the Bazzill collection

The added bonus is the additional rhinestone option. Each sheet is two step. Use the rub-ons on their own or add the rhinestone embellishment for the wow factor!

Two categories in this collection:
Bazzill Basics - classic designs in colours that co-ordinated with our Bazzill cardstock favourites.
Say the word - Themed word rub-ons. Choose from happienss words, baby, girlfriends, wedding and more.

Gotta Buy Basics - Happiness words

Little Yellow Bicycle
Two collections in store now. Boy Safari and Girl Safari

Super cute animals, pink and blue colours but fresh in the approach. Shaped papers, transpancy embellishments, glitter alphabets and journal shapes. Loving this look!

Available in store now and currently being uploaded to the website.


Product Preview Take Home Project Instructions

Hi folks,
Here is the instructions for our Product Preview Imaginsce & Little Yellow Bicycle Take Home project:

Castle Mini-canvas
  1. Stamp the castle stamp three times onto white cardstock.
  2. Cut out one of the castle images completely and colour with watercolour pencils, brush markers or other colouring medium of your choice.
  3. Lay the castle image onto your mini canvas and use it as a guide to wash background scenery onto your canvas. Our canvas has the top third in blue and white for sky, apricot mid-third, and green for the bottom third as grass. Glue the castle onto the canvas once the background is dry.
  4. From the second stamped image cut out the middle turret of the castle and the top of the left and right turrets and colour. Layer on top of the castle on your canvas and adhere with foam dots.
  5. From the third stamped image cut out the triangle roof, two daisy windows and the little doorway. Colour and adhere to your canvas with more foam dots to create a dimensional effect.
  6. Create a hang tie for your canvas by folding the pink ribbon in half. Tie the silver cord tightly about 4cm down from the fold. Tie a bow with the silver cord. Glue the ribbon to the back of the canvas with the silver bow peaking just about the canvas edge.
  7. Complete by adding Kindyglitz to the stamped details on the castle.
We have some additional kits for this projects available for sale. Kit includes Imaginsce Castle acrylic stamp, mini canvas, cardstock,, foam dots and ribbon. $9.90 each.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Altered Arts Magazine & Texture Paste Class

Altered Arts Magazine - Spring 2009

Hi all,
The latest Altered Arts Magazine has arrived in store. There are some interesting articles on incorporating beads into your artwork, improving your inkjet printing and my latest article entitled Creating with Texture Paste.

Texture Paste is one of our favourite mediums here at NZ Scrapbook. If you haven't tried texture paste, basically it is an opaque medium that holds its form once it dries. That means you can push it through stencils, stamp into it, paint with it. You can then paint over it, glaze it, emboss over fact in the article I list 16 different ways of using this versatile medium, perhaps you can come up with more!

The red bird on this journal spread is made with an impasto technique on a diecut shape.

If you would like to try texture paste under the guidance of a class I am running a Creating with Texture Paste workshop this Thursday at 7pm. Cost for the class is $55 and includes materials, a full jar of Jo Sonja Texture paste and the latest issue of Altered Arts Magazine.

Phone 09 912 0665 to book.
~ Kathleen

Monday, March 23, 2009

On this week at NZ Scrapbook

Hi all,
We have lots of inspiring classes planned for the week. Take a look at this line up, I'm sure there is something just for you!

Example from my Book of Me album

Book of Me Series One continued
Tonight, Monday 23rd March at 7pm & Monday 30th March at 7pm
Tutor: Michelle W
Book of Me classes have been going wonderfully. A great group of ladies have been creating some fantastic pages and it's not too late to join in. Individual sessions are $15. Visit THIS post for more info about our Book of Me Crops.

Some examples of the array of cards Wendy teaches in her card classes.

Cardmaking Workshop
Tuesday 24th March at 10.30am
Tutor: Wendy
More clever card ideas to expand your repertoire of techniques. Four cards made in class. Fee is $25 and includes materials.

Product Preview: Imaginsce & Little Yellow Bicycle main project layout

Product Preview: Imaginsce & Little Yellow Bicycle
Tuesday 24th March at 7pm
Tutor: Kathleen
A princess shimmery layout, a mini wall canvas and a cute pop up card. Three cool projects and a whole lot of fun. Just $20 for this special event. Includes materials, all welcome.

Scrapbooking 202
Wednesday 25th March - two time slots available: 10.30am & 7pm
Tutor: Mary and Michelle W
Featured techniques for this weeks class include stamping, fussing cutting, journaling, stenciling and doodling. Great for beginner and intermediate scrapbookers.

Crop Night
Thursday 26th March at 6pm
Tutor: Michelle R
Our creative social night. Work on your own pages and make new friends. $10 fee. All welcome!

Creating with Texture Paste
Thursday 26th March at 7pm
Tutor: Kathleen
Based on my recent article in Altered Arts Magazine, you are invited to attend this class and learn a selection of techniques for using this versatile medium. Texture paste is a great way to add dimension to your pages and art. Class fee $55 and includes materials and a 250ml jar of Jo Sonja Texture Paste for you to take home.

The happy hum of activity at last months Mega Crop

Mega Crop
Friday 27th March from 6pm
Tutor: Michelle R
Last months Mega Crop was a real hit so are starting to run them on a monthly basis. From 6pm till Midnight you can work on your pages, have fun with friends, participate in a crop game, enjoy a light supper and be in to win some great prizes. Fee is just $10. All welcome!

Parent and Child Class

Parent & Child Class
Saturday 28th March at 1pm
Tutor: Linda
Always a popular class, create three 8" x 8" pages with your child participant. $20 including materials.

Teacher Fenn helping the kids class participants with making their paper selection.

Kids Class
Saturday 28th March at 3pm
Tutor: Fenn
Kids love to scrapbook! Suitable for ages 8years and up. Class fee is just $12 and includes materials.

At our Beginners Class we will show you how to make creative pages in no time.

Beginners Scrapbooking
Tuesday 31st March. Two time slots available: 10.30am and 7pm
Tutor: Mary and Michelle W
Want to try Scrapbooking for the first time? This is the class for you. Basic techniques for creating a page will be covered. We will help you create a page and are happy to answer any questions. Special price of just $10 including materials.

Example from one of my journals - learn techniques to make your own personal journal.

Kathleen's Journal Workshop
Tuesday 31st March at 7pm
Tutor: Kathleen
If you have been following my Blog you will know I love journal keeping. This is more than just writing a diary, its creatively responding to inspiration in our every day lives. At this introductory class I will share with you strategies for successful journal keeping, some creative presentation techniques and get you started on a journal of your own. Class fee is $35 and includes materials and a journal to keep. All welcome.

We take great care to ensure you have a fab time at our classes. Our teachers love to share with you ideas and our spacious class areas make it easy for you to work and enjoy your projects.

Visit our Class Calendar for a further schedule of upcoming workshops and classes. Bookings are required for all classes (except Crop Nights), please phone 09 912 0665 to book or if you have any questions.

Have a wonderful week and we hope to see you in store soon!
~Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook.

Friday, March 20, 2009

SO MUCH New Product!

Hi all,
We're here! Been buried under boxes this week which is GOOD NEWS for you... because it means there is HEAPS of new stock in store, right now!

Check out some of the beautiful new products...

Asian themed scrapbook papers - perfect to scrapbook that overseas holiday.

Bind it All machines back in stock (pink!) plus super cute new tote bags.

Lots and Lots from Cosmo Cricket - Blackboard shaped albums

Cosmo Cricket double sided papers in lots of different themes

Cosmo Cricket matching stickers

Cosmo cricket matching ribbons

Cosmo Cricket - loving these spinner cards

Wedding themed papers - restock and new designs

My Mind's Eye shaped papers from designer range Penny Lane

Lots of new ranges from Websters Pages

Beautiful double sided glitter pages from Francheville

For the journaller and sketcher alike - my fav pens: Millennium and Micron. Complete restock in a range of nib sizes.

Beautiful Washi Paper Tape - Limited stock of these.

Seven Gypsies do a stunning selection of tapes. Great for journal makers, extension pages, borders and decorated mats. Lots to choose from here.

Lace border tape is lovely to use. Takes ink and paint too! Complete restock.

A3 Sketchbooks with a useful handle closure. Special price only $19.95

Lovely heavyweight handmade papers in large A2 sizes

And that's just the items I photographed/had pictures for... there is also transparency embellishments, more shaped journal cards, journal tags, Scotch restock, Micro-fine glitter, Peelcraft restock and vellum journal cards.

Don't forget we are open until 9pm every night (Monday - Saturday), closed Sundays.

Have a fantastically crafty scrapbooky weekend!
~ Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook