Monday, August 31, 2009

Little update from me!

Hi friends!

So if it seems a little quiet in the NZ Scrapbook blogosphere it would be that I the talky one have been aways. Aways aways that is... visited my sister Joanne (part of the NZ Scrapbook team) who lives in San Fransisco...

Joanne, her husband Eric and myself (less impressed with the kissing going on!)

Attended CHA the Craft and Hobby show in Florida where you are going to be THRILLED with the ordering I did of the new seasons product. We are talking stunning Christmas products, fabulous new ranges from all our favourite brands plus I added a BUNCH of new brands into the mix! Stay tuned for lots of fun events and announcements as they start coming in over the next weeks and months.

At the trade show with collage artist Claudine Helmuth

Not to do things by halfs I jumped on another plane (ok two) and found my way to the North West of England to catch up with a friend and her family whom I havent seen for 10 years - and while I was in the neck of the woods visited some incredible places. SO loved London...

Picadilly Circus - Some days I wanted to pinch myself to check I wasn't dreaming!

Scotland was breathtaking...
Adored Scotland... countryside, Edinburgh architecture, festivals, people... the Loch Ness!

and I even got to skirt over to Wales, visit Liverpool (the birthplace of the Beatles), attend a concert of my teenage fan crush... OH and I shopped alongside (ok more like not so descretly positioned myself in the near vicinty) Victoria Beckham at Heathrow Airport! True!

I TRIED to take pics but I would make a terrible paparazzi - I was so nervous security would bop me on the head my hand was shaking and the camera couldn't focus!

Basically I had a great time with lots of stories to tell and am equally super excited to be home.

Today was my first day back at work and the class schedule for September now up on the website. We have a great line up of classes with more being added as the month progresses. Appropriately check out this clever page by Tracy using the Making Memories Travel range. Made to look like a suitcase the top section flips up to reveal more photos and journaling - I may just have to book in to that!

Tracy's travel page layout runs this Thursday 3rd September at 7pm. Class fee is $25 and includes materials. Phone 09 912 0665 to book.

Some of the classes on the calendar may look a little like gibberish without images but I've taken pics and they will be added to the calendar and here on the Blog asap so will make more sense. If you have any questions of course you can phone the store at 09 912 0665 or check out the samples on display in store.

Hope you have been well. Yay Spring! Yay Home!
Will TALK soon :)


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Jewels and dragonflies

Hi all,

An upcoming class by tutor Michelle Reid.

Jewels and Dragonflies
Tutor Michelle Reid
Date Tuesday 1st September
Time 7pm
Fee $28.00

Come along and Michelle R will guide you through a double layout designed with Kaisercraft papers.

If you would like to book into this class, please phone the store on (09) 912 0665.

~Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook

Tuesday, August 4, 2009



It's absolutely gorgeous here in Auckland, I hope the sun is shining where ever you are too. I just wanted to let you all know about some of the classes we have coming up in the next week or so. We are lucky here at NZ Scrapbook to have such wonderful and extremely talented tutors, teaching a wide variety of techniques and projects.

SB 103
Date Wednesday 5th August
Time 10.30-12.30pm and 7-9pm
Fee $20.00 including materials

If you are a Beginners/Intermediate Scrapbooker this class is a great way to expand your skills, learning a range of techniques including paper choosing, Cricut cutting, doodling, multi-photo arranging, and even colouring in!

Mini Tag Book
Date Thursday 6th August
$35.00 including materials
Tutor Wendy Jones

Choose your own patterned papers to make this cute mini tag book with Wendy. All materials are included but please bring a basic tool kit and photos that are able to be cropped. Photos can be added at a later date.

Sample of Wendy's Tag Mini Book

Scrapbooking with Tracy
Date Monday 10th August Time 10am
Date Thursday 13th August Time 7pm
Fee $25.00

Do you have school photos that need to be scrapped? Come along to Tracy's class either on Monday morning or Thursday evening where you will create a layout perfect for school photos. A hidden pocket finishes off the layout perfectly and allows room for more journalling or a space to store your child's school report.

Tracy's layout

Kaisercraft Allsorts Scrapbook Double layout
Date Wednesday 12th August
Time 7-9pm
Fee $35.00 including materials
Tutor Michelle Whorwood

Repeat of this popular class from during our event. With a bright and clever mixing of colours and patterns Michelle Whorwood has designed this striking layout using one of our favourite manufacturers - Kaisercraft. Create this page for your album.

Michelle's Kaisercraft Allsorts Scrapbook Layout

Cuttlebug/Nestabilities Card Class
Date Thursday 13th August
Time 10.30-12.30pm and 7-9pm
Fee $25.00 including materials

A fun card class taught by Wendy Jones encompassing Cuttlebug/Nestabilities techniques. In this particular class you will be making three masculine cards. Great for Fathers Day just being around the corner.

Card sample from Wendy's class

For more on our classes, please see our August class calendar which is now available online here.

If you would like to book into any of the above classes, please phone us on (09) 912 0665.

~Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook

Monday, August 3, 2009

Cuttlebug - 5th Release Launch

Hi everyone,

We are all very excited that we have the latest release of Cuttlebug A2 Embossing folders, Embossing Folder Border Sets and Cut & Emboss Combos available to purchase in store as well as in our online shop.

A2 Embossing folders
- $ 13.95

These new 4.25"x5.5" embossing folders bring any project to life by adding texture and style. They're perfect for scrapbooking and just the right size for homemade cards! Use the Cuttlebug Embossing folders in leading die-cutting machines, including the Cuttlebug Die Cutter and Embosser.

These new A2 Embossing Folders are available for purchase on our website here.

Cuttlebug Embossing Border Sets (5Pk) - $21.95

Each set of comes with 5 A2 length embossing folders for borders. Professional quality results, and the perfect size for personalised cards. Also, great for a decorative feature on scrapbooking layouts.

These embossing folders are available for purchase on our website

Cuttlebug A2 Cut & Emboss Combo - $49.95

Two new A2 Cut & Emboss card making combos enable you to make cards quick and easy.

These new A2 Cut & Emboss Combo Folders are available for purchase on our website here.

If you are interested in any of the above new Cuttlebug products and would like to check availability, please contact us (09) 912 0665.

Have a great day!

~Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook