Friday, May 29, 2009

Open Queen's Birthday

Hi everyone,
Hope you have a delightful weekend planned ahead and includes some creative scrapbooking and craft time!

We have lots of stock in store - handmade papers, cardstocks, stickers and if you are looking to sort your craft area this weekend be sure to check out our wire 12" x 12" paper storage stands we have for sale. Usually $89.95, our price $65.00.

Wire stands are stackable and have 10 slots to hold approx 50sheets each. I have them in my workroom and love being able to see and get to my paper stash easily. (paper pictured not included)

Queen's Birthday Weekend Hours

Friday 29th May 9am - midnight. OPEN (Yes, that's right midnight! Shop late or join us for some scrapbooking fun at our Mega Crop - Just $10 to attend!)

Saturday 30th May: 9am to 9pm OPEN

Sunday 31st May: CLOSED

Monday 1st June: 9am to 9pm OPEN

Come and see us!
~ Kathleen, Linda and the team at NZ Scrapbook

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cuttlebug & Nestibilities Card Class this Tuesday

One of the cards you will be making at this weeks class.

Looking to get more ideas for using your Cuttlebug and Nestibilities dies in creative ways? This Tuesday 2nd June, Wendy is teaching her special card class at 10.30am and 7pm. Class fee is $25 and includes materials. Spaces available. Phone 09 912 0665

Please bring your basic kit, Cuttlebug machine and mats.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Scrapbooking with Tracy

Layout for Monday 8th June at 10am

Hi all,
Tracy has come up with her layout for her next class scheduled for Monday 8th June. This lovely circular design could suit all sorts of photos and the colours can be changed according to your photos if you wish. Phone 09 912 0665 to book your space.

~ Kathleen

Scrapbooking with Tracy
Date Monday 8th June
Time 10am
Fee $25.00 including materials

New Stampington Magazines - Just in!

Belle Armoire Jewelery
Fantastic full issue featuring a huge range of materials and inspiration for making your own jewelery. Beads, ceramic, needlepoint, chain, porcelain, crochet, wire, soldering, polymer clay, glass, lampwork, pewter and more.

Somerset Studio Gallery
Over 350 Papercraft and mixed-media projects in this issue. Lots of variety of projects, from cards to collages, necklaces to paper dolls. Be sure to check out the Special Book Section for mini book ideas.

Stampers Sampler Take Ten
Great cards in ten minute or less. An abundance of card delight!

Art Quilting Studio
Art quilts come come in all shapes, sizes and materials - only limited by your imagination. Lots of creative ideas here.

Stampers Sampler
More than 180 Card samples. Features using the Masterboard technique.

Sew Somerset
'The art of creative sewing with mixed-media'. Fabric books, stitched boxes, ATCs and more.

Magazines are available in store now. Phone 09 912 0665 to reserve a copy or call in a pick one up today.

Also don't forget about our Magazine hold service. Have your favourite scrapbooking and paper craft magazines put aside for you. We will ring you and let you know when the latest one arrives.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Happy Birthday to Grace (center)
who celebrated her 10th Birthday with us today.

Hope you had a great day
from all the team at NZ Scrapbook

Welcome to new team member Tracy Dixon

New team member Tracy

Welcome Tracy to the NZ Scrapbook Team!
Tracy is well experienced in scrapbook and paper crafts retail and has been teaching for a number of years.

We are pleased to have her co-teaching the ever growing Crop Nights on a Thursday and the Mega Crops once a month on Fridays.

Tracy has a special weekly class where she will share techniques as you learn her beautiful style while making one of her layouts.

This is the layout Tracy is teaching this Monday 25th May

Scrapbooking with Tracy
Mondays at 10am
Class fee: $25 including materials
Duration: 2hours

Phone 09 912 0665 to book a space at her next delightful class!


Friday, May 22, 2009

Upcoming classes

Hi all,
We have a excellent line up of classes scheduled for the coming couple of weeks. There is something for everyone!

One of the three layouts the children will be making in the Parent and Child Class this Saturday

Parent & Child Class
Date: Saturday 23rd May
Time: 1pm
Tutor: Linda
Class fee: $20 including materials

Always a popular class, create three 8" x 8" pages with your child participant. Recommended for children aged 4 - 8years.

Kids Class layout for this Saturday 23rd May

Kids Class
Date: Saturday 23rd May
Time: 3pm
Tutor: Paula
Class fee: $12 including materials

Scrapbooking for children ages 8years and up. Bring photos to scrapbook.

Scrapbooking with Tracy layout for Monday 25th May

Scrapbooking with Tracy
Date: Monday 25th May
Time: 10am
Tutor: Tracy
Class fee: $25 including materials

Brand new class with instructor Tracy Dixon. Each week make a creative new layout for your album. Tracy has a lovely style that will grow your album and teach you new techniques too.

Book of Me: Series Two - Week six
Date: Monday 25th May
Time: 7pm
Tutor: Michelle W.
Class fee $15 or $75 for six sessions

It's not to late to join in this crop series of classes. Each week we examine a different Book of Me theme. This week the theme is 'A day in the life of me'.

More info on what Book of Me classes are all about can be found HERE.

Beginners Scrapbooking
Tuesday 26th May. Two time slots available: 10.30am and 7pm
Tutor: Mary and Michelle W
Special price of just $10 including materials.

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.

Class participants from the last Creative Clock Workshop
Make your own clock with your choice of colours and designs

Creative Clock Workshop
Monday 27th May at 7pm
Tutor: Kathleen
Class fee is $55 and includes clock and all materials.

Technique full this Creative Clock class will teach you collage techniques, use texture paste embellishments and is sealed with an exquisite crackle finish.

Colours and patterns are your choice. Kathleen will help you select co-ordinating designs from the hundreds of paper designs available in store. Bright or subtle, match with your decor - its up to you!

No craft experience necessary - all welcome!

Crop nights are fun, productive and creative.

Crop Night
Date: Thursday 28th May & Thursday 4th June
Time: 6pm
Tutor: Michelle R & Tracy
Class fee: $10

Our creative social night. Work on your own pages and make new friends. All welcome.

Check out participant Tracy Sparke's great samples from the last Fold it, Flip it, Cut it Cuttlebug Class

Fold it, Flip it, Cut it Cuttlebug Class
Thursday 28th May at 7pm
Duration approx 2hours
Class Fee $25 includes materials
Please bring: Cuttlebug Machine and mats, Basic kit and adhesives.

Want more uses and neat effects with your Cuttlebug dies? In this clever Fold it, Flip it, Cut it Cuttlebug Class Wendy will show you how to create all kinds of pretty and lacy backgrounds and die cut shapes that you can use in your cards and scrapbooking projects.

At the Mega crop we do a technique make'n'take. This is the make'n'take for the Mega Crop Friday 29th May

Mega Crop
Friday 29th May
Time: 6pm - Midnight
Tutor: Michelle R
Fee: $10

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. All welcome.

These are the samples from the last Cuttlebug & Nestibilities class, all new cards for the next workshop.

Cuttlebug & Nestibilities Card Class:
Date: Tuesday 2nd June
Time: Two time slots available, 10.30am and 7pm
Tutor: Wendy
Class fee: $25 including materials

Learn new cutting and embossing techniques while making beautiful card projects in this NEW class. Class duration 2hours of cuttlebug & Nestibilities cardmaking fun.

Altered Books 101 class project

Altered Books 101
Date: Tuesday 2nd June
Time: 7pm
Tutor: Kathleen
Class fee: $35 including book and materials.

Introductory class in making Altered Books. You will make a niche book complete with a textured cover and crackle image. Taught by Mixed media Artist Kathleen Green (me!) this class is technique packed!

Scrapbooking 101 layout - choose your own colours and patterns to suit your photos.

Scrapbooking 101
Date: Wednesday 3rd June
Time: Two time slots available, 10.30am and 7pm
Tutor: Michelle
Class fee: $20 including materials.
This class is designed for the beginner-intermediate scrapbooker who wants to develop their range of skills.

This weeks Scrapbooking 101 layout includes the techniques of inking, rub-ons, paper tearing, fiber and foam mounting.

Some of the backgrounds featured in this hands on class

Backgrounds Tag Book - Part three of three
Date: Thursday 4th June
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.

Come along, learn new skills and have a great time too! If you have any questions about our classes feel free to give us a call. For bookings and enquiries Phone 09 912 0665

~Kathleen, Linda and the team at NZ Scrapbook.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Blackout Croppers!

Blackout croppers in good spirits

Last week you may remember we advised that the power may go off during our scheduled crop. Despite our best efforts to have the maintenance rescheduled the power did in fact go off. But as you can see our dedicated croppers pulled out the torches, lit up the lanterns and had a great time regardless!

Crafting, chatting and a few laughs too

Pizza works!

Scrapbooking by camplight?

Blackout croppers, hope you had fun!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New Shrink Plastic Buttons & Embellishments workshop

Some examples of projects you can use Shrink Plastic buttons and embellishments for.

New workshop this week at NZ Scrapbook: Shrink Plastic Buttons & Embellishments.

At this workshop you will learn how to make these seemingly intricate yet so simple to make buttons and card/layout embellishments. You will be using coloured shrink plastic, transparent shrink plastic, stamping inks and designs. Suitable for all levels of crafter.

Black heat embossed buttons as an embellishment on a Scrapbook Layout

Shrink Plastic Buttons & Embellishments
Thursday 21st May - two time slots available: 10.30am and 7pm
Class fee: $30 including materials
Duration: 2hours
Phone 09 912 0665 to book your place

Shrink Plastic buttons made into a decorative bracelet

Friday, May 15, 2009

Two NEW Cricut Cartridges

New Release Cricut Cartridges - Now in stock!

Cricut Lyrical Letters Cartridge
Find the perfect font for any occasion! With six creative features such as Connected, Loop Dee Loo, and Jumbo, you?ll be amazed at how many different ways this font cartridge will meet your project needs.

The above graphs are just two of the font choices from the Lyrical Letters Cartridge

Cricut Calligraphy Collection
Add elegance and sophistication to any project! You?ll love the different creative features on this cartridge, including Gratitude, Celebrate, and Matrimony, all designed with beauty and grace in mind. This full alphabet not only includes common symbols and phrases but also contains icons and bonus letters. The cartridge includes: Gratitude, Celebrate, Matrimony, Inspiration, Shadow, and Inspiration/Blackout creative features.

Both cartridges are in store now. Don't forget our new Cricut Tuition sessions. Phone 09 912 0665 to book your one-on-one lesson.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Design Team Bind-it-all Projects - Sarah G

I was delighted to borrow Wendy's "bind-it-all" machine to create some mini albums this month (thanks soooooo much Wendy). If you've not tried this awesome little machine you must. It is so easy to use and the projects that you can create are limited only by your imagination. I made two mini books then I began to experiment with using the bind-it-all to jazz up my 12x12 layouts. I loved making faux note paper using the binder to punch holes in ordinary cardstock or patterned paper then tearing through each hole. I also punched all the way round the edges of a 12x12 piece of cardstock and threaded wool through the holes to make a cool frame around my LO. All 4 of my projects are in the shop. Now I have to save up for a bind-it-all of my own!

Cricut Tuition now available

Hi Cricut owners!

Do you want to learn more about how to use your machine? Do you look at the buttons and wonder what their function really means? Here at NZ Scrapbook we are now offering one-on-one Cricut Tuition.

Cricut Tuition is offered in One hour sessions which is personally adjusted to suit your experience. You are welcome to bring along any specific Cricut projects you would like assistance with and any questions you may have.

Cricut Tuition is $48 per session. Phone 09 912 0665 for session times.

The Cricut (Cricut Expressions, Cricut Create or the Personal Cricut) allows you to cut letters, shapes and images in sizes from 1/4" - 24", light weight papers, speciality papers to heavy cardstocks and chipboard. With the additional Creative Features modes and Design Studio, characters can be modified in many exciting ways!
Call in store for a demonstration.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Crop in the dark

Hi friendly crop goers for Thursday 14th May,

Please be advised Genesis are performing line maintenance during our crop time of 6pm- 10pm. Unfortunately we only received information about this today so should the power go off we will find ourselves in the dark.

At this time Genesis have been unable to confirm the power outage. The power may not go off if conditions do not allow for maintenance. We are planning pizzas and candlelight in the event power goes off. Also a free crop voucher will be issued on the night.

Our apologies for the inconvenience. You may phone for updates on 09 912 0665. I will post more info on this Blog as it comes to hand.

Kind regards
Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook

PS: Bring a torch!

UPDATE: As an additional measure we have booked a second Crop Night for this week for Friday 15th May from 6pm. This means if the power doesn't go off we have TWO fun crop nights this week! Hope you can make it :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Product Preview: It's a Kaisercraft Party REPORT!

Party goers! (click for a larger image)

Hi everyone!
Friday night we had a wonderful evening at Product Preview: It's a Kaisercraft Party. With balloons, hats, lollies and lots and lots of prizes it was a blast.

Here are the photo highlights:

Fantastic new products under wraps ready for the reveal

Kits and samples ready to go!

Kicking off the evening by showing the new products
Lots and lots of gorgeous product including four new ranges of paper, brand new rub-ons and delightful off the page items including recipe stands, boxes and folders

Our main project for the evening was this super cute cupcake album from the cover of the recent Kaisercraft Workshop Magazine

We set about cutting, painting, glueing and designing our cupcake pages

Some intent creating

and the odd battle scar (who is this mystery finger??)

We love to give away prizes!

Congrats to:
Anne Aspinall - Chipboard numbers
Sarah - Gluestick
Sally Penman - Rhinestones
Sharrell - Fozz Felt
Sharon Reed - Flowers
Natasha Williams - Wood Flowers
Bev VanVugt - Flowers
Kerry Guerin - Stamppad
Lindsay - Rhinestones
Adrienne B - Flowers
Adrienne L - Rhinestones
Josefin - Wood flowers
Audrey Cadness - Rhinestones
Caroline - Epoxy Brads
Katrina - Epoxy Brads
Kim Parker - Blue flowers
Paula Saunders - Rhinestones
Alison Fields - Fozz Felt
KerrySue - Wood flowers
Jayde Lowe - Rhinestone word
Maureen West - Wooden Butterflies
Lara Crosby - Epoxy Brads
Jo Staton - Storage Box
Kylie Frost-Macky - Acrylic Stamp set.

Enjoy your Kaisercraft prizes ladies!!

We spent some more time creating

Everyone received a Take Home project of this clever party favor box

Before heading downstairs for cupcakes, conversation and shopping.

For those who joined us we hope you had a great time - we loved having you along! If you missed this special evening keep an eye here on our Blog or sign up for our email newsletter for info on our next Product Preview event.

Have a fantastic week!

~ Kathleen