Friday, January 27, 2012

More BEAUTIFUL new magazines just in!

Hi folks,
Magazines so NEW and SHINY that they are not even on the publishers website yet!  Come and check out some hot crafting inspiration within the pages of Where Women Create, Stampers Sampler, GreenCraft, Art Doll Quarterly and Artful Blogging.  Hours of beautiful reading pleasure - that's if you can resist the urge to get creative.

Phone 09 912 0665 to reserve your copies.  We are happy to send to out of town customers :)

Happy weekend!
~Kathleen, Linda and the team at NZ Scrapbook

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Two quickfire Specials! Cricut Jukebox and Cuttlebug Alphabet

We have limited quantities of these two HOT items!

Cricut Jukebox
Normal price $169.95
Now $129

With the Cricut Jukebox, no more switching off your Cricut to change cartridges.  In fact, no need to change cartridges at all.  The Cricut Jukebox links directly with your Cricut machine storing all the valuable cutting shapes and images.

Cuttlebug Alphabet Dies - Harmony Font
Normal price $159.95
Now $49.99

Lovely scrolling Cuttlebug font in both upper and lower case.  Includes pretty symbols in this eight die set. 

These specials are only valid until 7th February 2012 or while stocks last.  Be quick by phoning with your credit card to 09 912 0665.  Or call to hold and pick up.  We will hold this special for you for 24hours. 

Offer not valid for Bonus Bucks stamps.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Back to school products - Half price!

Easy grip kids scissors

School holidays are coming to an end and its time to be preparing back to school supplies.  We have an excess of kids scissors, protractors, calculators, compasses, jotter pads and more so all are now 50% off!  Including popular Fiskars school items. 

Back to School sale on until 7th February or while stocks last.

Some of our back to school supplies

Sorry no holds, orders or rainchecks.  Sale items available in store only and are not eligable for Bonus Bucks stamps.  Back to school sale items are marked in sale areas, excludes adhesives.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mega Crop this Friday!

Our monthly Mega Crop is this, Friday 27th January from 6pm. Six hours of full on scrapping, paper crafting, fun and conversation. Stay for the full six hours of come for just a couple if you wish. Suitable for beginners and advanced scrapbookers as you will be using the time and tables to work on your own projects with the friendly assistance of our crop tutors.

Monthly MEGA Crop
Date: Friday January 27th, 2011
Time: 6pm - Midnight
Class fee: $10
Includes: Tea, coffee, light supper and FREE Make'n'Take project
Please bring: Your current projects or photos to work with and any tools and materials you might have. Product may be purchased on the night if you wish.

No bookings necessary. Bring a friend or two!

Don't forget, Thursday is our weekly Crop Night.  Come to both! Have a great week.

~Kathleen, Linda and the team at NZ Scrapbook

Monday, January 23, 2012

Summer Inspiration! Latest crafting magazines in stock now

Whether you are lying out in the sun or snuggled up avoiding the drizzly rain a good craft magazine is just visual bliss for crafting inspiration.  So many ideas can be gained from the internet but to me nothing beats the quality or feeling of a solid magazine of ideas.

Here are the latest crafting magazines in store right now:

In every quarterly issue of Art Journaling, artists open their journals and share creative techniques for capturing their emotions. From stamping and collage art to painting and sketching, each journal is filled with innovative techniques that you'll want to try in your own art journal. Detailed photos and commentary will help you discover your journaling style, with hints and tricks for creating a stand-out page.

The winter issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry contains innovative ideas to keep you crafting all season long! In "The Art of Presentation," Ruth Rae shares her method for delicately encasing her pieces – on top of tiny sewn pillows. We are happy to have Kristen Robinson display her elegant designer collection, and many other talented jewelry artists demonstrate fascinating techniques with fibers, resin, wire wrapping, metal work, and more. Pick up this unforgettable issue, and prepare to be inspired.

Each issue of Somerset Life provides an abundance of inspiring ideas to infuse our daily lives with simple pleasures, art, romance, creativity and beauty. Stunning photography and insightful and entertaining articles illustrate touching moments captured in poetry and artwork, unique ways to present gifts and treasured items, simple but beautiful remembrances, fresh ideas to elevate the art of letter writing, and many other imaginative ideas to enhance our lives with artful elements. Somerset Life will inspire you to make every day extraordinary

Prims exclusively features art inspired by a bygone era. You will find artwork of primitive, folk, historic, and early Americana style artists that will captivate the imagination and enchant with their simple beauty. The traditional beauty of handcrafted art making includes dolls, paintings and mixed-media artwork, along with teddy bears in Stampington & Company's unique publication.

 Welcome to a magical place of inspiration... Paper crafting, art stamping and the lettering arts are elevated to an artistic level in Somerset Studio! Come join in the celebration of these popular handcrafting styles, and learn from fellow artists working with exotic papers, intriguing art stamps and fine calligraphy.

A crocheted bird ... a felt monster ... a cat made from an old sweater ... so many different materials can be used to create the loveable and huggable creatures known as “softies.” Stuffed: A Gathering of Softies celebrates these uniquely whimsical characters through page after page of gorgeous photos, easy-to-understand tips and techniques and an endless amount of inspiration. Veteran softie artists and new fans alike will enjoy this playful look at stuffed creatures of all shapes, sizes, colors, and materials.

Now is a great time to check the new issues as well as a huge selection of ON SALE back issues and pre-loved magazines.
Have a great week!
~Kathleen, Linda and the team at NZ Scrapbook

Thursday, January 19, 2012

School Holiday Workshops

School Holiday Workshops starting MONDAY

Hi friends,
Are you looking for something different for your children to do as we head into the tail end of the school holidays?  We have four awesome morning workshops that will be sure to keep your children creatively inspired and entertained. 

Perhaps you might like to do something papercrafty with your children (and leave the mess to us!).  You are welcome to attend too.

Project Schedule:

Monday 23rd January, 10am
Mini Handbag Album

Tuesday 24th January
Butterfly Layout

Monday 30th January (Auckland Anniversary Day)
Sunflower Frame Layout

Tuesday 31st January
Exploding Box Album

Children are welcome to attend one or more workshops.  
Workshops run from 10am - 12.30pm and include morning tea.
Suitable for school aged boys and girls. Children eight years and under require an adult to stay for the duration.

Just $15 per child/per session and includes materials
Suitable for Beginner and experienced kid (and adult) scrapbookers!
All materials included.

Phone 09 912 0665 to book

Monday, January 16, 2012

2012 Classes are underway!

Happy New Year!
Hope you had a fab holiday period and are feeling enthusiastically crafty.  I know I am!  While I may bemoan the weather (though thankfully the sun is out - finally- here in Auckland today), this grey wet few weeks has meant I can get a little more craft organized, inspired and fingies gluey!

Perhaps you may be looking for a little creative jump start, one of our new seasons classes might be just what you need.  There will be lots to be involved in and starting over the next month but for now we have the favourites up and running which are sure to get the creative juices going.

  • Thursday Night Crop: Started again last week with a lovely group.  ALL welcome.  Crop begins from 6pm till 10pm to work on your own projects and are a great way to be inspired, get pages done and make new friends.
  • Tuesday Daytime Crop: Every Tuesday from 10am - 2pm.  Relaxed and friendly daytime crop.  
  • Mega Crop:  Last Friday night of every month.  6pm - Midnight.  Six hours of cropping madness.
  • Altered Book and Journal Club: Once a month on a Thursday night.  This month its 26th January at 6.30pm and we are doing an Artist Trading Card exchange.  Create 12-15 ATC's on a colour scheme (some of our regulars already know there colours) to exchange on the night.  For more information phone 09 912 0665.  Free to attend.

Special Upcoming Classes include Altered Books 101, Journal Crop, ATC Backgrounds and more.

School Holiday Workshops starting NEXT WEEK.
Getting Crafty

Save these dates - Monday/Tuesday 23rd and 24th of January.  Monday/Tuesday 30th and 31st January.  Children are welcome to attend one or more workshops.  

Workshops run from 10am - 12.30pm and include morning tea.
Suitable for school aged boys and girls. Children eight years and under require an adult to stay for the duration.

Just $15 per child/per session and includes materials
Suitable for Beginner and experienced kid (and adult) scrapbookers!

Stay tuned for project information in your inbox this week.  All materials included.
Phone 09 912 0665 to book your spaces.

Have a great week!
Kathleen, Linda and the team at NZ Scrapbook