Friday, October 30, 2009

Product Preview: Prima Fabulousness! Project Layout

Product Preview: Prima

Hi everyone,
This is our layout project for Wednesday nights Product Preview: Prima Fabulousness!

You are going to have a lot of fun making this layout, I know I did! ... pretty pretty colours, stitched papers, gems, stamping, flowers and check out that fantastic glittery embellished butterfly!

Please bring with you:
  • A photo 5" x7" or smaller. Portrait or Landscape rotation will work fine.
  • Your basic scrapbooking tools. Please include a ruler and pencil, fine tip scissors, paper trimmer (if you have one) and adhesives (both photo splits and something tackier like Glue Dots to adhere the embellishments)
  • Optional: Pinky rose felt tip pen and stamp pad. Any kind of inky pen will work to go around the edges of some elements. As for the ink I used Colorbox Rouge Chalk Ink. We will have some class ones available if you don't have a pink or other pastel coloured ink pad.

We have some spaces still available but this event is filling fast! Phone 09 912 0665 if you haven't already secured your place.

Product Preview: Prima Fabulousness!
Date: Wednesday 4th November at 7pm
Price: $25 which includes product/project pack, light supper and entry in to win some fantastic Prima PRIZES

Guest Sponsors: Abe's Bagels

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

More boxes means a fab Product Preview event: Prima!

Product Preview: Prima

An evening of fun and creativity. We will be making a textured page using Prima Stitched Papers, Gem embellishments, Prima flowers and even get a FREE Prima designer acrylic stamp. Photo of the project to be posted over the next couple of days.

Plus you get first selection at all the wonderful new products... papers, stitched embellishments, flowers upon flowers, velvet leaves, transparencies and more!

Date: Wednesday 4th November at 7pm
Price: $25 which includes product/project pack, light supper and entry in to win some fantastic Prima PRIZES

Guest Sponsors: Abe's Bagels

This is going to be a sell out event! Phone 09 912 0665 to book

Note: If you are unable to attend this event, Prima Products will be available for general store purchase from 9am Thursday 5th November. Thank you.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rewind Layout Workshop

Rewind Layout workshop with Michelle

This modern page comes from the fab Kaisercraft Q2 Magazine. By attending this page you don't have to buy all the bits and work it out - we have done it for you!

Rewind Layout

Date: Wednesday 11th November at 7pm
Class fee: $25 including materials
Please Bring: Basic scrapbooking tools and adhesives. Photo approx 5" x 7"
Phone 09 912 0665 to book your space.

Travel Page Workshop on this week.

By popular request Tracy's Travel Page is on again this week. Bookings available.

Travel Layout
Date: Thursday 29th October at 7pm
Class fee: $25 including materials
Please bring: Basic scrapbooking tools and adhesives
Phone: 09 912 0665 to book

Papers may vary

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Product Preview BoBunny Take Home Project instructions

Today in the kitchen recipe holder

  1. Cut out three or four flowers, rub a brown pen around the edges and set aside.
  2. Trim the title nice and slim and so it fits the width of the black chipboard. Rub the edges with brown ink.
  3. Rub brown ink around the edges of your pre-cut patterned paper.
  4. Using a glue stick adhere the peach patterned paper to the black chipboard.
  5. Glue the strip of brown patterned paper to the bottom edge of the chipboard.
  6. Glue the title strip on top of the brown patterned paper.
  7. Using foam dot squares attach the cut out flowers to the bottom of the chipboard as per the photograph.
  8. Glue dot buttons to the center of the flowers.
  9. Write the recipe of your choice onto the recipe card.
  10. Tie the ribbon into a bow around the bulldog clip and use the clip to hold the recipe onto the board.
  11. Your recipe holder is complete!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Product Preview: BoBunny Layout project

Hi friends,
This is the layout sample for tomorrow nights Product Preview: BoBunny "Santas, Butterflies and Cookies.

For just $25 you can make this bright Christmas layout complete with rhinestones, kindyglitz and buttons. Don't forget just by attending this event you will be automatically entered in to win some great BoBunny prizes!

Check out some of the papers from two of the four ranges we will be showcasing...

Classic Christmas - St Nick

Pretty and versatile Flutter Butter

Please bring: Your basic kit (paper trimmer, scissors, pencil and adhesives) and a brown ink pad. Recommended Brown chalk ink (I used Chestnut Roan).

Product Preview: BoBunny "Santas, butterflies and cookies"
Wednesday 21st October at 7pm
Cost to attend this event is just $25 which includes project materials, entry in to win prizes and a light supper.

There are spaces available for this event. Phone 09 912 0665 to book.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Product Preview: BoBunny THIS Wednesday

Thats right! another fantastic Product Preview Event!! New products are coming in thick and fast so we are sneaking this Product Preview in this week.

BoBunny are renowned for bright and bold designs with a modern twist. Their FOUR new collections are BoBunny at their best! Lots of ooohing and ahhh ensued when we opened the box revealing a classic Christmas collection - St Nick at his finest.

For this Product Preview event we will be making a Christmas page with a beautiful shaped background (sample image to come) and you will recieve a Take-Home project and mini-project. Plus be automatically entered in to win some great BoBunny prizes (did someone say Christmas stamps??).

Product Preview: BoBunny "Santas, butterflies and cookies"
Wednesday 21st October at 7pm
Cost to attend this event is just $25 which includes project materials, entry in to win prizes and a light supper.
Phone 09 912 0665 to book.

See you then!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Wooohoo! Kaisercraft Q2 Launch party fun

Kaisercraft Q2 Launch Party was a fantastic success!

Here's how the night went in pictures...

There are six wonderful new collections from Kaisercraft, so we adapted six projects from the fab Kaisercraft Magazine so our participants could make a project with each. This photo shows our large upstairs class room with three project stations ready to go.

Each project had its materials prepared and ready so our participants could jump right in with the help of the station teacher. This is the Rewind station with its decorated notebook project.

Speaking of preparation, check out this sea of goodie bags! Each with a launch party project punch card. Thank you to our sponsors Horleys and Dewfresh who contributed to the cool gifts inside!

Diane headed up the busy decorated wood star from the Star wreath Project (from page 12 Kaisercraft Mag).

Mary's station made gorgeous decorated balls from the Lilac Ave collection (pg67)

Tracy led our participants through the layout project. (page 21)

Michelle taught the cool bookmark from the Pack Your Bags range (page 57)

And it was only fitting that David (my brother) taught the boy Rewind decorated notebook project (page 47). I wonder if he had any idea how full on teaching drive thru style is! David you did great :)

And for the sixth project I taught the super simple but very effective Gift Topper from the Dear Santa range (page 37)

Everyone did a fantastic job getting around all the projects

And still had time for shopping and party food!

All in all it was a very fun night, we have a big space so it was great to see it the whole place a hive of activity with more than 75 people!
Thank you to all our participants that made it such a blast, our sponsors and our team of teachers who did a fantastic job bringing it all together.

Don't forget, Kaisercraft Q2 collections are available now in store!


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Have you booked in for our Kaisercraft Q2 Launch Party tomorrow night?

Hi scrapbooky and papercrafts friends,

Preparations are well underway for tomorrow nights Kaisercraft Q2 Launch Party. Busy bees in the store are preparing goodie bags (Thank-you Horleys & Dewfresh who are contributing yummies!), compiling project kits, organizing supper and lots of other jobs that make our events enjoyable.

How this evening will work:
Doors open at 6pm. You are welcome to arrive anytime from 6pm onwards. Bear in mind there are six projects available to make during the evening so we suggest not arriving too late in the night. Register at the front desk and then make your way around the stations for your creative inspiration.

Projects for the evening are...
Belle wreath star
Christmas Carnival festive layout
Dear Santa gift topper
Rewind decorated notebook
Pack Your Bags travel bookmark
Lilac Ave paper flower mirror ball

Entry is $25 which includes materials - a great way to try ALL the new collections!
While you make your projects there will also be ample shopping time giving you FIRST selection of all the wonderful new Q2 products.

Please bring:
Scissors, adhesives, scalpel/cutting mat and a christmas photo for the layout if you have one.

We have just 30 spaces still available for this evening. Phone 09 912 0665 to book!

We look forward to you joining the fun.
~Kathleen, Linda and the team at NZ Scrapbook

Monday, October 12, 2009

Exciting new event sponsors!

NZ Scrapbook are pleased to include TWO new sponsors for our Kaisercraft Q2 Launch Party this Wednesday

Horleys Nutrition


Dewfresh New Zealand

Kaisercraft Q2 Launch Party
Wednesday 14th October
Doors open at 6pm
Ticket fee $25 which includes product/project pack and goodie bag.
Phone 09 912 0665 to book

Thank you to our sponsors who help make this a great event!

Kaisercraft Q2 Launch Party - Layout Sample

Hi all,
For those of you coming along to our Kaisercraft Q2 Launch Party this Wednesday 14th October
this is one of the SIX projects we will be making during the evening. This layout is a variation on The Best Christmas page 21 of the Kaisercraft Q2 magazine and is surprisingly simple to create.

If you have a Christmas photo 4"x6" size or 5"x7" please bring that with you. Also a scalpel/cutting mat, scissors and adhesives.

Kaisercraft Q2 Launch Party
Wednesday 14th October
Doors open at 6pm
Ticket fee $25 which includes product/project pack and goodie bag.

This event is booking fast however we still have some spaces available, phone 09 912 0665 to book.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Kaisercraft Q2 Has arrived. Launch Party EVENT

Boxes and boxes of Kaisercraft Q2 goodness has just arrived and we have ordered extra to host an event unlike any other!

Kaisercraft Q2 Launch Party
Wednesday 14th October
Doors open at 6pm
Ticket fee $25 which includes product/project pack and goodie bag.

There are six new paper, rub-ons and embellishment collections in the new Kaisercraft Q2 Range - everything from gorgeous new Christmas collections to fun and bright boy ranges. To showcase the new products we are hosting a evening of creative fun with our Kaisercraft Q2 Launch Party this Wednesday 14th October. Attend this fun event for first look and purchase of these wonderful new products!

During the evening you will have opportunity to make six, yes SIX mini projects including a scrapbook layout. All featured in the Kaisercraft Q2 Magazine. Sample images of some of the projects will be be added to the blog as they come available.

Upon registration when you arrive to the event you will receive a Launch Party welcome pack. In it is a project punch card which corresponds to each of the six projects. At your leisure you can then work your way around each of the project stations either completing or collecting a project pack and shop at your hearts content.
Light nibbles, tea and coffee will be served.

Bookings essential. Phone 09 912 0665 to be part of this fun evening event!

Store will be closed for general shopping from 6-9pm during the event. Door sales to the Launch Party may be available on the night. For those who are unable to attend this event products will be available for general store sale from Thursday 15th October at 9am.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Scrapbooking with Tracy - Heritage page

Scrapbooking with Tracy - Heritage layout
Date: Two time slots available. Monday 5th October at 10am and Thursday 8th October at 7pm
Class fee: $25 including materials

Working on those family heritage albums? This is the class for you. Create this pretty page in Tracy's technique full class. Phone 09 912 0665 to book.

New staff member :)

Welcome to our young helper Brooklyn Green!

Brooklyn's duties include handing out trays, cutting scrap paper and tidying shelves - that she can reach :)

Her favourite products are stickers, punches and kindy-glitz.

If you see her in store be sure to say hi, she'd love it!

Layout class this Wednesday

Pull Tab layout workshop
Date: Wednesday 7th October at 7pm
Class fee: $25 including materials
Teacher: Michelle R

Join Michelle in making this page that makes a clever use of space. With a stitched hidden pocket there is room for extra photos. Suitable for all levels of scrapbooker - All welcome!
Phone 09 912 0665 to book.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Customer Projects: Great for the classroom!

I love seeing what you our valued customers come up with using our products. Even better when you find fun activities and uses of our class projects and make'n'takes when you get home.

This is one of our free Make'nTake's we did in store a few months ago:

... and then look what Lyndsay Dobbinson sent me in the email of what her classroom did at school...

How cool is that??!!! :)

Thanks for sharing Lyndsay and tell your classroom they did fantastic work!!

Product Preview: 7Gypsies Take Home Project

When I saw this great bird sample in the 7Gypsies Gallery I thought... oooh that would make a great Take Home project. The above photo is my sample and if you attended last nights fun Product Preview event you would have received a kit to make your own.

Hanging bird Kit instructions

  1. Place the stamped fabric on top of the gold crinkle fabric with the right sides facing out. Pin to hold secure.
  2. Hand stitch around the bird with the embroidery floss leaving an opening gap at the top of the bird.
  3. Stuff the bird with the stuffing included. Use a pencil or end of a paintbrush to stuff the wadding right into the corners of the tail and feet.
  4. Stitch the top of the bird closed, securing the ends of the pink ribbon at the same time to form a hanging loop.
  5. Using needle-nose pliers attach the charm to the bottom of your piece of bead chain and the top of your bead chain to one of the stitches at the base of the bird. Your bird is ready to hang.