Sunday, October 31, 2010

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - Monday & Thursday

Lots of texture, inking and detail in this week's lovely Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy layout. With the fresh combination of turquoise and orange with a dash of lime green this layout would suit photos of all sorts.

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy
Date: Monday 1st November at 10am or Thursday 4th November at 7pm
Class fee: $25 which includes materials
Please bring: Photos, your basic kit and adhesives

Phone 09 912 0665 to book

Cute little texture butterflies make up some of the detail in this page

Friday, October 29, 2010

Mega Crop Tonight!

SIX hours of uninterrupted cropping time. Use our lovely big tables, chat to your new friends, be inspired and create wonderful pages!

Mega Crop
6pm(ish) - Midnight
Tonight Friday 29th October
Fee: just $10 includes light supper and mini project

No bookings necessary - see you then!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Labour Weekend PAPER SALE!

All patterned paper is 25% off this Labour Weekend

That's right, for four days only (from 9am Friday 22nd October - Tuesday 26th October, 9pm) New Zealand's largest selection of scrapbooking and paper craft papers are all reduced by 25%

In store SALE
(excludes website purchases)

Scrapbookers everywhere love our featured brands Die Cuts with a View, Kaisercraft, Basic Grey, Francheville... all these brands and more are included in this stock up Labour Weekend paper sale! Glitter paper designs, double sided, even flocked patterned paper all on SALE.

Come along and enjoy our extensive collection there are so many beautiful paper treasures to choose from and enjoy this long weekend.

Sale and Labour Weekend Hours:
Friday 22nd October OPEN 9am - 9pm
Saturday 23rd October OPEN 9am - 9pm
Sunday 24th October Closed
Monday 25th October OPEN 9am - 9pm
Tuesday 26th October OPEN 9am - 9pm

Don't forget to pick up some bargains from our racks of discontinued paper while you are visiting, new designs added to those racks daily - just 49c a sheet!

Have a wonderful long weekend
~Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook

*Sale is for patterned paper - excludes plain vellum and cardstock and already reduced discontinued paper. Offer available in store only, website purchases are not included in the sale. Bonus bucks stamps are not issued on sale items.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - Ruching

Stunning satin and a heritage embossed frame

This week's Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy class is attracting lots of participants with this exsquiste satin ruching layout - and its not too late to join in.

As a stand alone page (how cool would it be to frame this!) or as a partner page to last week's layout this touchable page is sure to wow. Come along and learn an easy ruching technique and create this lovely page. Perfect for heritage photos, baby photos or any special photo you wish. All welcome.

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - Ruching Layout
Date: Thursday 21st October at 7pm
Class fee: $25 which includes materials
Please bring: Photo if you have one and your basic kit and adhesives

Phone 09 912 0665 to book

Ruching detail with little tiny seed beads. So pretty.

New Magazines that arrived today!

Art Doll Quarterly - Winter 2011

You won't want to miss the spectacular Winter issue of Art Doll Quarterly! Our Doll Artist Profile features Jane DesRosier, whose beautiful cloth and clay dolls will captivate you. We also unveil the winners of our Milieu challenge with some fabulous dolls in unique environments. Our cover artist is talented doll maker Daryle Cook, whose Sentinel of Winter will inspire you, as well as another doll of his featured in Show & Tell named The Collector. His attention to detail and the stories behind his dolls are heartwarming. And as always this time of year, we offer a variety of dolls in many mediums to help celebrate the season. Come join the fun!

Artful Blogging - Winter 2011

Allow yourself to be inspired as you flip through the pages of the Winter 2011 issue of Artful Blogging. Join along with the growing community of artful bloggers as they continue to share their mesmerizing stories and captivating photographs. This issue is filled with artistic endeavors, moments of self-discovery, tales of friendships, and much more. Get even more tips on Blogging Etiquette, How to Take Great Photos of Your Art, Blogger’s Must-Haves, and How to Get Started on your own blog!

Somerset Studio Nov/Dec 2010

Cozy up next to the fire with the November/December 2010 issue of Somerset Studio. This issue is packed full of special projects to set your holiday crafting into overdrive. Learn how to make handmade cards in a hurry, get inspired to create gifts for your girlfriends, and count down in style with a clever altered advent calendar. For those not quite in the holiday spirit, learn about the very inspiring Jesse Reno in this issue’s Artist Portfolio, and find out more about the mysterious 1000 Journals project.

Winter 2010

Whether it's art, food, music, written works, or choreographed dances, extraordinary women know that the process of creating is as important as what ultimately gets created. That's why extraordinary women pay attention to the details of their work spaces... making sure that they surround themselves with visually stimulating inspiration and unique organizational systems.

Where Women Create invites you into the creative spaces of the most extraordinary women of our time. Through stunning photography and inspirational stories, each issue of this quarterly magazine will nourish souls and motivate creative processes.

In store now! Reserve you copy today

By the way, did you know we have a Magazine hold service? Never miss an issue of your favourite magazine again. We will phone you when it comes in.


NEW Tim Holtz Embossing Folders

Tim Holtz

Creative designs by super duper arty dude Tim Holtz! Tim's style is distressed, textured, detailed GRUNGE.

These are embossing folders that work in your Cuttlebug/EZCut/Sissix machine. Wonderful for that next arty background and textured card or tag.

There are seven twin packs for a total of FOURTEEN inspirational new designs. Each twin pack great value at $27.95 Loving the Collage and Notebook set.. ooh also Gridlock is cool.. - must have!

Check them out: (Being loaded on the website as I type - will edit to add links)

Bricked and Woodgrain

Burlap and Swirls

Rays and Retro Circles

Dot Matrix and Gridlock

Damask and Regal Flourish

Collage and Notebook

Checkerboard and Cracked

Phone 09 912 0665 with your Credit Card to order or through our website (shortly). Currently IN STORE NOW. Limited quantities with another order due in two weeks. Be quick!

Roving report Els.. new pics

Tracy with the layout page

Shopping on a Thursday night camera ready customer Els snapped these pics of Tracy's class in action. This week's Thursday nights class at 7pm is another lovely one! Stay tuned... its already filling up (sample in store)

Leanne you are supposed to write on your layout! :)

Working out the details

Robyn creating her page

Mother and Daughter Mary and Leanne find scrapbooking workshops a great way to spend quality time and create for their albums

Check out all the product on just one of our wall behind Tracy

Thanks Els! If anyone has some layout photos or pics from the store they would like to share I would love to feature them on our blog. Please send to


Friday, October 15, 2010

Wellington Copic Marker Class

Heya Wellington friends!
I will be teaching a one day Copic Marker Class in Wellington at Kiwiscraps Craft House, Saturday 23rd October.

As a Copic Certified instructor I am looking forward to sharing with you how great these pens are and how you can use them for awesome results. This popular class covers all the basics of Copic Markers including the different types, how to test paper and inks, how the colour wheel works and colouring methods.

This class is the curriculum for my normal Copic Workshops One and Two. As a bonus I am including the handouts for Workshop Three FREE when you attend.

Class fee is $100 which includes 7 pens ($47.90 value), full handouts with all the information covered in a handy folder, materials to try each technique and a small project combining what we have learned.

This class is suitable for all levels of paper crafting experience - beginners welcome.
Phone Kiwiscraps to book and for times, availablity and more information on 04 499 4499

Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - satin flowers

Lots of pattern and detail in this weeks layout

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - Satin Flowers Layout
Date: Thursday 14th October at 7pm
Class fee: $25 which includes materials
Please bring: Photo if you have one and your basic kit and adhesives

There are so many beautiful textures just waiting to be touched and enjoyed in this layout. Create your page using a heritage photo as pictured or would be equally lovely using a baby girl photo or treasured friend/grandmother. Using the lovely vine trims - a store favourite and easy stitched satin flowers. There are lots of wonderful techniques to try.

Phone 09 912 0665 to book.

Layout close up

Friday, October 8, 2010

Photo journalist Els!

She hides from the camera when she can but she always hers ready! Gogo photographer Els! These are her latest pics from the store:

Tracy with one of her recent class pages

Tracy's class in progress

What a fab bumble bee outfit and cute matching layout!

Leanne (with lollies!) and Mary up to mischief no doubt :)

Lots of colouring progress in the class

Thanks Els! What will you have for me next week?

Fairy Serena photo highlights

Fairy photos for the canvas project

Lots and lots of photos from this weeks School Holiday program - it was hard to streamline it down to just a few! Some wonderful creations made, lots of stories and smiles.

A group photo from the handbag album day

Getting crafty

Brooke and her lovely finished canvas

Some more completed canvass. Great work!

Busy creating the treasure box album

Working out the measurements

Grown ups getting to join in

A gorgeous treasure box album

Thank you to all the kids who made it such a wonderful time and Fairy Serena who bought a bit of wonder into the store :)


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fairy Party Friday!

Our special Fairy Party on this Friday.

You are invited to our Fairy Party!

Magic Wishes Canvas, with Fairy Serena photo.

Have your photo taken with Fairy Serena and create this Magic Wishes Canvas. Fairy activities, stories and morning tea…truly a magic morning!
Boys welcome, we have lots of boy options for papers and embellishments. Perfect for School aged children and younger with an adult.

Fairy Party with Fairy Serena

Date: Friday 8th October
Time: 10am - 12.30pm
Class fee: $19.50 per child which includes materials, activities and morning tea
Please bring: All materials provided, experienced students are welcome to bring their own tools and materials if they desire.

Bring a friend or even a bunch of friends and enjoy our fairy party. Adults welcome. Children 8 years or under require an adult to stay for the duration.

Please phone 09 912 0665 if you have any questions or to book your space.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cricut Gypsy and Expressions information morning

Cricut Gypsy Information morning
Date: Wednesday 6th October
Time: 10am - 12noon
Fee: $15 which includes morning tea

Cricut expert Gina is back again to answer your questions about using the Cricut Gypsy and Expressions machine. Learn how to create and design pages and cutting shapes in advance everywhere and anywhere with hands on demonstrations. $15 to attend, includes morning tea. No materials/tools necessary though you may wish to bring a pen/notebook for additional notes.

Spaces available Phone 09 912 0665 to book.

Sorry for the late notice with this event - School Holidays has meant some changes in availability over this time. All back to normal soon. ~Kathleen

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - Thursday

By popular request Tracy is teaching this Girls Creative Night Out workshop page at her next Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy Thursday night class. Come along and use the lovely Die Cuts with a View papers to make this pretty layered page.

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - My Wonderful Sunshine layout
Date: Thursday 7th October at 7pm
Class fee: $25 including materials
Please bring: 5"x7" Photo - we can tweak the layout if you have different size/orientation photos, Sissors, paper trimmer, adhesives and (preferably) a dark grey felt pen otherwise black will be fine.

Phone 09 912 0665 to book your space.

Friday, October 1, 2010

HOT Cricut Specials!

HOT Cricut Specials

The original Personal Cricut - $299.99
Normal price $699
Brand new machines with 12 month warranty. Comes with the very useful George & Basic Shapes cartridge. Excellent for the cardmaker, scrapbooker and paper crafter the Personal Cricut is a nice compact size if space is a premium. Cuts letters and shapes at a touch of a button.

Cricut Pink Expressions - $649.00
Normal price $799
This is the large size Cricut machine so you can cut full backgrounds and poster sized letters and shapes if you wish. The Pink Expressions comes with a full 12month warranty, mat and three cartridges to get you started. Ideal for the scrapbooker.

Cricut Cake - $699.99
Normal price $799
The Cricut Cake cuts icing with a beautiful professional result. Become a cake decorating expert at the touch of a button.

Cricut Gypsy - $349.89
Normal price $499.99
This portable hand held device allows you to design pages anywhere and then connects with your Cricut to cut your shapes and designs.

Cricut Design Studio - $89.99
Normal price $149.95
The power of this software now lets you create even more unique shapes and designs. Using the designs in your cartridges the Cricut Design Studio lets you link and transform items for even more options.

Call in to the store to discus the best Cricut products to suit your hobby.
Specials available in store and on our website.

All Cricut items have a 12 month warranty when you buy through NZ Scrapbook.

Specials valid until 17th October or while stocks last. No Bonus Bucks stamps issued on Cricut items.