Wednesday, September 30, 2009

School Holiday Program Pics

Barbara and her school holiday program participants have been having a fab time the last couple of days. I thought I would share a few photos that she snapped from Tuesday's school holiday program session.
We have a few spaces left for Thursday and Friday. More info can be found HERE. Phone 09 912 0665 to book.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Product Preview: 7 Gypsies - This Wednesday!

7 Gypsies Layout for our Wednesday night Product Preview Event

This weeks surprise Product Preview event is the eclectic, arty and oh so inspirational 7 Gypsies brand!

We have TWO stunning new paper collections from 7 Gypsies plus a whole caboodle of stamps, stickers, collage elements, brads... oooh and the very cool Binderie punch, photo tree, ATC display and more!

Come along to our Product Preview event this Wednesday and be the first to see. Plus we will be making this texture rich scrapbook page, receive a Take Home project and be in to win some fabulous 7 Gypsies prizes.

Product Preview: 7 Gypsies
Date: Wednesday 30th September at 7pm
Event fee: $25 which includes product/project materials, light supper & entry in to win prizes.
Please bring:
  • Photo for your layout - suggested size 5"x 7" although larger or smaller will work fine. Photo can be added later if you don't have a suitable one at hand.
  • Adhesives - Photo splits and/or clear drying glue. Also recommended for the ribbon, clear double sided tape (I will be showing my favourite on the night)
  • Scissors, paper trimmer
  • Antique/sepia stamping ink. We will have some available for purchase and class ones to share if you don't have one.
These Product Preview events are popular for a reason - fun, creative and great value. Come and join the 7 Gypsies excitement. Wheeee!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Basic Grey Take Home Project

This is our super simple but oh so cute Take Home Project from last nights Product Preview: Basic Grey "I want it all!" using the gorgeous Eskimo Kisses Range

Merry Christmas Pocket Card
  1. Fold the tag pocket lower section upwards along the fold to create a pocket.
  2. Cut strips of the patterned paper stripe and small poinsettia pattern to make a border along the pocket edge. Adhere with glue or photo splits.
  3. Secure the pocket along the outer edges with the two eyelets.
  4. Cut around the Merry Christmas sentiment and mat with a small piece of blue patterned paper.
  5. Cut out a variety of elements from the patterned paper. Include the tiny santas and small trees and houses.
  6. Glue each element onto the end of a toothpick (Scotch Quick Dry Tacky Adhesive works great) then once dry, further decorate each element with Crystalina Kindy Glitz.
  7. Pop each element into the pocket and attach the large stitched brad, through folded green ribbon and the hole at the top of the tag.
  8. Adhere the completed tag to the front of the folded white card.

School Holiday Program

Hi kids and parents!
School holiday time again and we have a fab line up of activities to keep you busy the first week of the school holidays.

School Holiday program works like this:
Four mornings of fantastic paper crafting with (school teacher by day) Barbara Farrow - come to one or come to all four. Open to school aged children, under 8year participants require a parent or guardian. Adult participants are welcome to attend - our school holiday program is especially popular with grandparents and school teachers!

Sessions run from 9.30am - 12.30
Fee: $28.50 which includes all materials, morning tea (Barbara is a great cook!!) and an abundance of creative fun.

Phone 09 912 0665 to book your space.

The line up of great projects for the week...

Tuesday 29th September - Layout Project

Wednesday 30th September - Decorated boxes

Thursday 1st October - Creative Cards

Friday 2nd October - Clever flip mini album

Barbara our energetic school holiday program tutor!

Queries and bookings welcome - phone 09 912 0665
Come join the fun!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dad Layout
Date: Friday 25th September
Time: 10am
Class Fee: $25

By popular request this masculine layout workshop is being repeated this Friday. Check out the cool screw brads and the clever page edge details in this page and then learn how in your own layout! Adapt the title as desired. $25 Including materials.
Phone 09 912 0665 to book

Pinwheel layout class

Pinwheel layout class
Thursday 24th September at 7pm
Class fee $25 including materials
Suitable for all levels of scrapbooker.

Double sided paper works overtime in this lovely layout. Join Tracy as she takes you through making this pretty page for your album. Phone 09 912 0665 to book.

Layout for Basic Grey Product Preview event

Beautiful Polly layout (Title adjusted to suit your photos)

Product Preview: Basic Grey "I want it all!" is just about ready for tomorrow night (Wednesday 23rd September)
We will be making this layout in rich wine red, plum, and orange shades. It is a 12"x12" page using the new Indian Summer collection and features laser cut paper, layering, Cuttlebug lettering, flowers, pearls, brads, ribbon and machine stitching.

You will need one 5"x7" photo and one 4"x 6" photo for this layout. This layout can be easily adjusted for alternative sized photos if desired. Please also bring your adhesives, paper trimmer, ruler and pencil.

If you haven't already booked we have spaces available for you to join in the fun. See this post for more information.
Phone 09 912 0665 to reserve your space.


Monday, September 21, 2009

Basic Grey Product Preview THIS Wednesday night!

Hi all,
The Product Preview dry spell is over and you know what they say about the calm before the storm... so hope you're ready for some fun scrapbooking nights out!

THIS WEDNESDAY night is Product Preview: Basic Grey "I want it all!"

Ok so "I want it all" is not the name of any of these wonderful new ranges but its pretty much what I said when ordering it. I love the new products and I think you will too.

Four new paper and embellishment collections including a sweet Christmas range, pretties and a wow retro pattern. That's all the hints I'm giving!

Cute new Christmas paper range

Come along to our Product Preview event and have the first look and choice at our selection. You will make a scrapbook layout during the evening, a mini project AND receive a take home project. As always we will be giving away some fantastic Basic Grey prizes and I heard that Linda was getting out her waffle iron so you will be in store for a yummy supper too!

Product Preview: Basic Grey "I want it all!"
Wednesday 23rd September at 7pm
Event fee: $25 includes materials/project pack, supper and entry in to win prizes
Please bring: Adhesives, basic tool kit (scissors, paper trimmer, pencil) and photo/s (size to be advised).

Phone 09 912 0665 to book. It's a short notice event so last minute bookings welcome. Hope you can make it!

~Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook.

PS: Layout sample will be posted on the Blog ASAP

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Kaisercraft Q2 Magazine has arrived!

Kaisercraft Q2 Magazine has arrived!

Calls will start going out this afternoon (and there are ALOT to get through so don't worry if you don't get a call straight away) - if you happen to be going by you are welcome call in and pick up your copy!

OPEN until 9pm tonight

Off the page SALE Three days only!

Here at NZ Scrapbook we love all the mini albums, boxes, frames and other 'beyond the page' items available.
So to make way for new stock we are having a Three day Beyond the Page SALE on our current selection!

That's UP TO 70% off Kaisercraft wood products, Prima acrylic albums and Creative Imaginations BE products! Three great brands, three days only, HUGE savings!!

Tomorrow, Friday 18th September 9am - 9pm
Saturday 19th September 9am - 9pm
Sunday 20th Closed
Monday 21st September 9am - 9pm

Great to time to stock up or get started on those handmade Christmas gifts!

Sale items are available in store only and while stocks last. Sale items are not valid for Bonus Bucks stamps.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Card Crew this Tuesday

Card projects for the Card Crew

Card Crew
cardmaking workshop
Tuesday 22nd September at 7pm
Class Fee $25 including materials

This weeks card projects feature a creative combination of stamping and paper crafting techniques. Hands on, creative and lots of fun. All welcome!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Have you pre-ordered your Kaisercraft Q2 Magazine?

Hi Kaisercraft fans!

Wasn't the first Q1 product release great? Well it's almost Q2 release time! and we've had a sneaky look at our advance copy of Kaisercraft Q2 Magazine... well in the words of our lovely Paula "Kathleen, I hope you've ordered it ALL!"

Kaisercraft Q2 Magazine - its hot!

Speaking of the magazine - Kaisercraft are shipping the magazines ahead of time - now in fact.
Have you pre-ordered your copy? Be one of the first to recieve your issue by phoning 09 912 0665

Want to see inside? I knew you did!

163 (yes 163!) full colour pages of (just like the cover says) - fantastic photography. Did you know Kaisercraft do all their photos in house? I saw their photo set up when we visited their Head office, next time I'm taking notes!

Q2 brings us SIX stunning new paper and embellishment collections. With the magazine you will be one of the first to see!

You will find pages and pages of layout and project ideas - there is no shortage of inspiration! Many projects have a materials used list and step-by step instructions for easy re-creation. Check out the word EASY - we like that! Lots of layout sketches for easy positioning of elements as you make your own.

Current product catalogue makes it simple to order items and plan projects.

16 pages of FREE scrapbook pull outs ready to cut and use in your album. LOVE those!

Plus info on the Kaisercraft Blog, digital ideas, world causes Kaisercraft support, kids projects, tips on photography, getting more out of your product, scrapbooking to a budget, competitions, recipes, gift ideas... even I'm in there!

Tim you're in my light! hehe :)

Kaisercraft Q2 Magazine arriving soon. $6.99 per copy.
Pre-order your copy by phoning 09 912 0665 We will phone you when it arrives.

For those outside the Auckland region please phone 09 912 0665 or order via our website. Delivery options include: Signed courier delivery $5 (rural additional) or NZ Post (at buyers risk) $1.50 One magazine per A4 envelope.
Order multiple copies with your friends and share courier delivery costs.

Ok well I'm back to planning our Kaisercraft Q2 Release Party (yes, a new twist on our Product Preview events)... thats if I can pry the magazine out of Paula's hot little hands!!!

~ Kathleen

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Parent & Child Class - this Saturday

Parent & Child Class
Date: Saturday 12th September at 1pm
Class Fee: $12 including materials (please bring adhesives)

This week's layout has zoo photos in mind. Bring three photos which will fit into the 5.5 x 10cm frame. Photos can be added later if needed.

After this fun 8"x8" layout you will also make with your child participant the tried and true sticker page.

Parent & Child class is recommended for children aged 4-8years with a parent or guardian. Phone 09 912 0665 to book.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Monday's Scrapbooking with Tracy Class

Scrapbooking with Tracy: Snow Angels Layout
Date: Monday 7th September at 10am
Class Fee: $25 including materials

This pretty page includes lovely glittery snow flakes and bright snow colours of mint and white. All welcome to join Tracy as she takes you through making this addition to your album.
Phone 09 912 0665 to book.


My previous post about the Cuttlebug special should have read 9pm, Monday 7th September 2009.

I must find someone to proofread my posts! Be in quick (just two days) to take advantage of this fantastic special.

Cuttlebug machines just $99 until 9pm, Monday 7th September 2009

New Class! Little Dude Layout

Cute and bright - and that's just the little boy I'm talking about!

One subject that we get ongoing requests for is BOY layouts! It can be tough thinking up boy style pages... enter Michelle R to make it easy for you to put another double page spread in your album.

Little Dude layout

Date: Tuesday 15th September at 7pm
Teacher: Michelle Reid
Class Fee: $25 Including materials

Suitable for all levels of scrapbooker. Please phone 09 912 0665 to book.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Final Days on Cuttlebug Sale!

We are coming up on our final days of this fantastic Cuttlebug machine SALE.

Until 9pm, Monday 7th SEPTEMBER

Cuttlebug is on special for just

Usual retail price of $159.99
Thats a saving of $60.99!!

Call in for free demonstration and learn how using a Cuttlebug can help you make lettering, shapes and designs plus its wonderful embossing quickly and easily.

Offer is available in store at NZ Scrapbook, 6 Link Drive, Wairau Park or through our website. This special is not eligible for free delivery or Bonus Bucks stamps.

Be quick to secure this great machine at an amazing price!

Edit: Date edited due to my error (previously stated October)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Classes coming up this week at NZ Scrapbook

Hi folks!

I am SO digging Spring, coming this weekend I hope literally - my garden needs it!
In the meantime there are lots of fantastic classes running that you can be involved in... Check out what's on over the next week and a bit!

Crop Night
Date: Thursday 3rd September & 10th September
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Class Fee: $10

Crop nights are an open night to work on your pages and have helpful assistance from our friendly Crop Tutor Michelle Reid. Come along on your own or with a group for progress on your pages, cup of tea and chat plus you have the whole store selection at your fingertips so you can choose that perfect paper or embellishment.

Crop nights are just $10 to attend and we keep a tab for you during the evening of any products you may wish to purchase. No bookings necessary. All welcome!

Scrapbooking with Tracy - Travel Page
Date: Thursday 3rd September
Time: 7pm
Class Fee: $25 including materials

Create this clever travel page with its lift up flap to reveal additional photos. Great for all those travel pics. Class fee is $25 including materials. Suitable for all levels of scrapbooker.

Journal Art

Altered Book Club
Date: Saturday 5th September
Time: 5pm
Class Fee: FREE

Anyone with a interest in altered arts, collage, journals... any mixed media art is welcome to join us for this free social evening. Bring something to work on. This is a great chance to see what people are working on. All welcome.

Scrapbooking with Tracy
Date: Monday 7th September
Time: 10am
Class Fee: $25

Tracy has been busy preparing a stunning winter wonderland layout. Photo to come - This page is a beauty! $25 Including materials.

Need help with masculine pages - this page is just for you!

Dad Layout
Date: Thursday 10th September
Time: 7pm
Class Fee: $25

Perfect timing for scrapbooking those Fathers Day photos from the previous weekend. Of course with this masculine page it doesn't have to say Dad - adapt as needed. $25 Including materials. Suitable for Intermediate scrapbookers.

Cuddles Layout
Date: Friday 11th September
Time: 10am
Class Fee: $25 including materials

A pretty layered page with a open out photograph. Features a lovely scallop border and paper inking. Choose your own title if desired. $25 including materials.

Parent & Child Class
Date: Saturday 12th September
Time: 1pm
Tutor: Linda
Class fee: New low price!!! $12 including materials

We have reformatted this popular class so you can make two wonderful 8" x 8" pages with your child participant. Recommended for children aged 4 - 8years. Lots of fun for you and your creative child!

Kids Class
Date: Saturday 12th September
Time: 3pm
Class fee: $12 including materials

Scrapbooking for children ages 8years and up. Bring photos to scrapbook. Photo of the page sample to come.

Any questions about our classes or schedule feel free to give us a call. Bookings can be made by phoning 09 912 0665.

See you soon!

PS: For our out of town folk we are putting together some of classes together as page packs available with photo and instructions for you to purchase. Stay tuned!