Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mega Crop this Friday!

Heya croppers (Croppers = those who come to the store to scrapbook!)

It's Mega Crop friday this week. Friday the 28th May from 6pm till Midnight. That is a whole lot of scrapping!
Along with a Make'n'take project and supper we also have a consultant from Natural Glow and Radiessence in store doing demos during the crop time so you can come and have your make-up done too!

No bookings necessary. See you then!

Monday, May 24, 2010

New Heritage Class - weekly layouts!

Welcome to new Heritage Class teacher Deborah McCullough! Deborah has been making heritage pages for some years now and we are excited for her to be sharing such lovely layouts in her workshops.

Heritage refers to those black and white family photos - often of generations before - that need slightly special treatment to our usual recent family, celebration and location pics. The style of layout generally reflects the era of the photos in colours and detail. It can be hard to know where to start with photos of this sort - hence our Heritage classes that we have run in the past have been very popular. Come along and let Deborah help you make an album that honors your family history.

Heritage Classes will be running every Tuesday evening at 7pm. Each week will be a different page layout for you to create with opportunity to adjust titles and papers according to the photos you are working with.

Here are the layouts for the first two weeks:

A stunning cream and black layout with a beautiful pleated border

Detail of the pleated border

In the second workshop (8th of June) you will be creating this lovely French Noticeboard styled page layout.

Heritage Class
Date: Tuesdays. Starting Tuesday 1st June at 7pm
Class fee: $25 which includes materials
Please Bring: Heritage style photographs, your basic kit and adhesives.

All welcome.
Phone 09 912 0665 to book your place.

Copic Class pen colours

Hi Copic fans!
I've been a busy bee working on our upcoming Copic workshops. Here are the pens recommended for the first class. There are four Ciao markers, a multi liner and the blender pen that you will need for the class. All will make a great addition to your new or existing collection!

R00 Pinkish White
R02 Flesh
Y00 Barium Yellow
Y02 Canary Yellow
0 Colourless Blender
Copic Multi Liner Black in size .5

In addition you may wish to purchase
R05 Salmon Red
Y06 Yellow
Which will give you even further mileage from these colour selections.

All will be in stock next week and may be purchased prior to or on the night of the first class.

Please also bring:
A pencil
Scissors or paper trimmer
Adhesive (glue stick or photo splits)
A regular pen for notes if desired (there will be a full handout at the class)

See you for the first workshop Wednesday 9th June at 7pm!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - ribbon techniques

This weeks Scrapbooking with Tracy Layout.

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy
Date: Monday 24th May at 10am and repeated Thursday 27th May at 7pm
Class fee: $25 including materials

In this class you will be using the pretty ribbon border punch, make a cute flag embellishment, use stamping, paper curling and adhesive tape. With patterned papers and products from 7Gypsies, this layout will make a lovely addition to your album. While Tracy has chosen fishing photo this layout would equally suit photos of a person, celebration or setting. Lots of room for journalling to be added later if you wish.

Phone 09 912 0665 to book your space.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Cuttlebug full day class!

If you are a regular follower of our Blog you are probably aware of the Top Secret Cuttlebug Class - 110 Technique class series (try saying that quickly! hehe).

We have had numerous requests to run it on the weekend so that our ladies coming from some distance can make a day of it. So here goes!

Top Secret Cuttlebug Class - Updated with 110 Techniques
Date: Saturday 29th May
Time: 9am - 5pm
Class fee: $80 includes materials, morning and afternoon tea
Please bring: Cuttlebug and boards, adhesives and your basic kit (scissors, pencil, ruler)

In this class you will learn a huge variety of Cuttlebug techniques featuring many different art and craft materials and mediums. Each technique is created as a swatch with instructions that will become a valuable reference for you when making future paper craft projects.

We can't fit the full 110 techniques into one day however we can fit the first four classes which will give you a pretty good start at exactly 50 techniques. By request we will run the remaining 60 techniques on a Saturday at a later date.

We will provide morning and afternoon tea. Please bring a packed lunch with you or there are food outlets nearby if you wish to purchase your lunch. We are open until 9pm so there will be time to browse the store if you wish.

If you have any questions or would like to book please phone 09 912 0665

Copic Australia has its own Blog!

Looking for more Copic eye candy? Copic Australia has started launched a Blog. Check out the gorgeous cards by designers/instructors Deborah and Mandi (who are super nice btw!)

Will look forward to seeing what further ideas they come up with!

Email Newsletter problems

Hello friends,

If you are on our email newsletter you will have noticed we are still having problems with the multiple sendings. Again our apologies.
To rectify we are having our newsletter transferred today from the website to a separate email client which will result in just the one update!
As a bonus I will now be able to include images :)

We apologize for any inconvenience caused through you receiving the multiple copies.
Kind regards

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Josie's Famine Challenge Charity Beginners Class - This Saturday

We are excited to be supporting Josies Famine Challenge with a special Charity Beginners Class.
It is THIS Saturday the 22nd of May at 5pm. Josie is completing a series of tasks, challenges and events over the course of the weekend. She even has her own ice cream flavour at Giapo! Sponsorship of her challenge weekend goes to the 40 Hour Famine/World Vision.

Come along and create a page - you don't have to be a beginner to support this great cause and leave with a finished page!

This special Charity Beginners class is going to be informal, creative and FUN!

Please bring a photo or two to scrapbook. If you don't have a photo - not to worry - you can add one later or we can snap one of you there and then and print it up while you wait.
Experienced scrapbookers may like to bring their basic kits so you don't have to wait for any tools.

Josie's Famine Challenge Beginners Class
Saturday 22nd May at 5pm
Class fee is $20 which includes materials. Fee goes to Josie's Famine Challenge

Come along and join Josie as she makes her first page. Class fee goes to the 40 Hour Famine - Josie's Famine Challenge.

Book your space by phoning 09 912 0665 or click attending on our Facebook events page:

Go Josie and Go Team Yellow!

Kathleen's Journal Workshop - Thurs evening

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

Kathleen's Journal Workshop
Date: Thursday 20th May
Time: 6.30pm
Class fee: $35 includes full colour handout, materials and a journal to keep.

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.

Phone 09 912 0665 to book

Monday, May 17, 2010

Copic Marker classes starting June 2010!

Watch the video to hear about our upcoming Copic Marker workshops. Please excuse my editing 'skills' still learning!


Copic Marker - Class One
Wednesday 9th June at 7pm
Class fee: $20 which includes materials. A required pen list will be advised.

Topics covered:
About Copic markers - pen basics. Choosing papers and inks. How to test papers and inks. Basic colouring including FOUR blending techniques.

Copic Marker - Class Two
Wednesday 16th June at 7pm
Class fee: $20 which includes materials. A required pen list will be advised.

Topics covered:
Using the Colourless Blender - Highlights, fading to white, fixing mistakes, patterns. Mixed media effects.

Copic Marker Bonus Class
Wednesday 23rd June at 7pm
Class fee: $20 which includes materials. A required pen list will be advised.

Topics covered:
Considering light in basic shading. Hair techniques, skin techniques. Putting it all together in a project.

Alternate Full Day class - The above three classes back to back

Date: Saturday 19th June
Time: 10am
Cost: $60 plus pens if you don't have them already.

Please note the date change from that listed in the video. Saturday's full day class is the 19th June. Please bring a packed lunch (or there are food outlets/cafes nearby). Morning and afternoon tea is provided.

About the class requirements.
A class like this requires pens and its just not possible to service a class like this with a class pen supply :)
We will keep our pen list as short as possible to make it as economical as we can. If you are coming with a friend you may share. If you have the colours already then bring them with you CLEARLY LABELED. We want you to go home with your pens too :) We advise that you will need the colours we suggest. Not all reds, blues etc are the same when it comes to Copic colouring methods and we want you to get the best results with your projects.

Colour numbers will be advised - we haven't made the samples yet but wanted to get the dates up on the calender so you can plan ahead.

Look forward to seeing you then!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Canvas Workshop this Tuesday

Firstly WELCOME to scrapbook and craft teacher Paula Saunders! Paula has been with us before and took a break with other commitments. We are very happy to have her friendly face and craft talents back as part of our team.

Paula will be teaching so beautiful off the page style projects over the coming months - check out the stunning Canvas Workshop she has prepared for this Tuesday 18th May.

Decorated Canvas Workshop
Tuesday 18th May at 7pm
Class fee: $29.50 which includes canvas and materials.
Please bring: A photo (approx 4"x6"), your basic tools (scissors, craft knife and mat, pencil, ruler) and adhesives (recommended: photo splits, a wet glue such as Quick Dry Tacky Adhesive and Glue Dots for embellishments)

Always wanted to make a decorated canvas but not sure where to start? Paula will show you how! Bring a photo of your choice and you will have the opportunity to match it up with papers from the store. Learn how to make the pretty scalloped flowers and use texture paint pens.

Suitable for beginners through to advanced paper crafters.
Phone 09 912 0665

Note: This class will be repeated Tuesday June 22nd at 7pm. Come to both and make two!

Free Mystery Make'n'Take Saturday!

Mystery Make'n'Take tomorrow - Saturday 15th May from 10am - 2pm

What will we put together with these goodies?!... Kaisercraft cupcake birthday paper, apricot Bazzill Cardstock, peachy pink ribbon, mandarin pearls and MICRO BEADS... yum yum

Call in anytime between 10am and 2pm to make our FREE mini project. Takes approximately 15min to complete. All welcome!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - this Thursday's class

This week's pretty layout

As usual Tracy has come up with another lovely page for this weeks Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy Class. I love her clever use of shaped paper and the texture from the delicate flowers and trims. Tracy's friendly classes are suitable for all levels of scrapbooker and a great way to complete pages.

Scrabooking Techniques with Tracy
Date: Thursday 13th of May at 7pm
Class fee: $25 which includes materials

...and a little heads up on next weeks Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - Brrrr.. yes that winter season is upon us. Time to dig out those snow photos from trips past. Check out the gorgeous layout Tracy has designed for you.

Next week's Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy layout project

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy
Date: Monday 17th May at 10am and (repeat class) Thursday 20th May at 7pm
Class Fee: $25 including materials

Please bring photo (if available), basic tools (scissors, trimmer, pencil, ruler) and adhesives.

Phone 09 912 0665 to book

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother and Daughter Crop this Saturday

Hi everyone,
Last month we had our first Mother and Daughter special crop class and it was a great success. I know those who came along have been looking forward to the next one. It's this weekend!

Paula and Tracy will be teaching some fun techniques with this lovely Family layout. How great is that tree! (In real life its has a fab gold shimmer).

So Mums and daughters, aunts and nieces, neigbours and friends come along for a fun afternoon of scrapbooking, afternoon tea, scrapbook game and prizes.

Mother and Daughter Crop
Saturday 15th May
Time: 3pm - 5pm
Class fee: $15 per person which includes layout materials and afternoon tea.
Please bring: Basic tools if you have them (scissors, trimmer, ruler, pencil) and adhesives (glue and photosplits)

Phone 09 912 0665 to book.

School Holiday Program PICS

Heya folks,
Check out these great pics Els Willers sent me from the School Holiday Program. Easy to see these kids (and I'm sure Els who was doing the class too) were having a fun time. Stay tuned for exciting updates for the next School Holiday Program.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cardstock SALE - Two days only!

Cardstock Sale
Bazzill and standard 12" x 12" card stock on sale (excludes Bazzill Bling).

We are clearing all cardstock in preparation for a complete restock (including new Bazzill colours!) arriving next week.

BELOW COST at just
50c per sheet

Friday 7th and Saturday 8th May only

Be quick for the best selection!

Sale is in store only however for our out of region customers we have mixed packs for $20 (plus delivery) of 40 sheets. You may phone your order through for payment via credit card or bank deposit. Orders need to be recieved by 9pm Saturday 8th May.

Bonus Bucks Rewards not available for Cardstock Sale items.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Charity Challenge Beginners Class! Participate for a good cause.

Josie Campell - On Team Yellow for World Vision's 40 Hour Famine.

This year for the 40hour Famine we are supporting the energetic Josie Campbell in Josie's Famine Challenge.

For 40hours Josie will rely on the kindness of strangers and be set forth tasks and pastimes with her sponsorship going to the World Vision 40hour Famine.

New Zealand Scrapbook Company are challenging Josie to make her very first scrapbook page in this special Josie's Famine Challenge Beginners Class and we would love for you to join in.

Come along and make a page - you don't even have to be a beginner to participate! This class is going to be so much fun and you will be pleased to know that the entire class fee goes to Josie's Famine Challenge Sponsorship.

Josie's Famine Challenge Beginners Class
Saturday 22nd May at 5pm
Class fee is $20 which includes materials. Fee goes to Josie's Famine Challenge

Please bring a photo or two to create your page. Suitable for adults and children.
Let's see how many people we can have creating, bring a friend and support a great cause!

Bookings essential. Phone 09 912 0665 to reserve your space.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - Autumn layout

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - Autumn Layout
Date: Monday 3rd May at 10am and Thursday 6th May at 7pm
Fee: $25 including materials.

Create this lovely Autumn layout using the lovely rich reds and rusts of Basic Grey papers and decorative trim. Features Cuttlebug lettering with heat embossing in copper.

Phone 09 912 0665 to book your space.