Friday, April 27, 2012

Mega Crop Tonight!

Our monthly Mega Crop is TONIGHT.  First one in our new shop!  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: Tonight Friday 27th April
Time: 6pm - Midnight
Class fee: $15
Includes: Tea, coffee, light supper
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!

~Kathleen, Linda and the team at NZ Scrapbook

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Birthday Layout workshop - Tonight!

 10th Birthday Layout

Every milestone needs a scrapbook page!

For this week's Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy workshop Tracy has created a bright and cheerful birthday layout celebrating NZ Scrapbook's 10th Birthday.  Of course with your own photos this party page could be for any birthday or celebration.

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - 10th Birthday Layout
Date: Thursday 26th April at 7pm and Monday 30th April at 10am
Class fee: $25 including materials
Please bring: Photos, adhesives and your basic kit

ALL WELCOME please phone 09 912 0665 to let us know you are coming.

Layout detail

10th Birthday Party - Saturday!

April is New Zealand Scrapbook's 10th Birthday! 
Time flies doesn't it?  It's been such an exciting month with our new premises, Easter, getting underway with classes, LOTS of new product and great weather too.  Come and celebrate with us THIS SATURDAY 28th April.

You are invited...

10th Birthday Party and new store Grand Opening

Saturday 28th April
10am - 2pm

Sausage sizzle, free Make'n'Take projects, product demonstrations, birthday cake, face painting for the children.

All purchases receive a FREE GIFT.

Come along between 10am and 2pm.  Stay for as little or as long as you like and join the party.
See you then!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fur babies

Hi folks,
As mentioned in a couple of emails I recently added little baby rabbits to my family.   They are BEAUTIFUL!  I'm not normally an animal person - resisting pets until now but these little guys have captured my heart bigtime.  Kids and I are bunny mad.  Anyways a few people had asked me when I was going to post a photo so here it is:

Among other things I have been a little cooking crazy of late - well the delectable Little and Friday cafe nearby has just published a book.  (oh my).  AND have a competition running where you make something from the book, post pic to Facebook and votes win.  So the above was my entry.  Those are oversize meringues... WITH raspberries and dark chocolate.  Boy, author Kim Evans is a genius! hehe

By the way if you are a facebooker... vote won't you?  that would be FAB!  The link is HERE.

Back to work bunny cuddles.

OPEN ANZAC Day afternoon from 1pm

OPEN  1pm - 6pm
ANZAC Day - Wednesday 25th April

Call in for Scrapbooking and Papercraft delights.  Full selection of patterned papers, Bazzill Cardstock, stickers and more.  Spend a quiet day crafting with your friends and family.  Beauty!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

New Magazines from Stampington

 Art Doll Quarterly

Hi folks,
A new shipment of Stampington Magazines arrived today in store.  Stampington continues to be a firm favourite for arty inspiration covering everything from collage and mixed media to card making and stamping. 

 Where Women Create

My top pick this month is Where Women Create - this bright calm Autumn weather we have been having has many of us in declutter sort out mode. Where Women Create is FULL of organizational ideas and decorating inspiration for our creating spaces.  Whether your craft area is taking over the kitchen table or perhaps you have a dedicated craft room there are lots of ideas for making your area more practical and pretty! 

Other titles just in include Art Doll Quarterly, Somerset Studio, Catch Up Issue, Prims and Artful Blogging.

Call in for your copy today.  If you are from out of Auckland you are welcome to phone 09 912 0665 with your credit card and we will send you your chosen magazine.

~Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook

 Somerset Studio

 Catch Up Issue

Prims magazine

Artful Blogging

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tigerlily Workshop, ATC Swap and NEW papers

Morning folks!
Hope you are having an awesome day so far.  Lots of fun things underway at the store this week.  I think you could finally say we are ORGANIZED.  Ok well mostly, but good things take time right?  More new papers arrived yesterday. Lots even but I will share with you just one picture because really they have to be enjoyed in person.  This selection of papers is from the Everyday Tango collection.  We are just loving the orange and pink combination at the moment and who can refuse a paisley styled lily?  Not me!

Continuing with the orange and pink theme Tracy has used Kaisercraft Tigerlily collection in her class this week.  Join her this Thursday evening as she leads you through making this graceful winged theme page.  Title can be adapted to suit your photos.  Just $25 for this 2hour workshop and includes materials.

Tigerlily Layout

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - Winged Tigerlily
Date: Thursday 19th April at 7pm and Monday 23rd April at 10am
Class fee: $25 including materials
Please bring: Photos, basic kit and adhesives

Tigerlily layout detail

Also on Thursday evening is Altered Book Club which of late could really be called Artist Trading Card and lots of Talky Catch-up Club! The artist trading card swaps we have been doing each month have been going from strength to strength with some distintive styles coming to the fore.  We would love for you to join us.  To participate please bring 16 (we will be upping it to 20 before long!) Artist Trading Cards to swap on the theme Vintage.  For more information about Artist Trading Cards or this swap call in store and chat to our friendly staff.  All welcome to join in.

Altered Book Club - Artist Trading Card Swap night
Date: Thursday 19th April at 6.30pm
Class fee: FREE
Please bring: 16 Artist Trading Cards that you have made (suggested the same or similiar with your name and ATC details on the reverse) plus any artwork you have been making during the month for show and tell.

Altered Book Club is informal and fun!  A great way to meet crazy - I mean crafty! peoples. :)

By the way, I did add two fur babies to my wee family.  oh my, I was a little nervous at first but baby bunny cuddles are addictive.... no one will miss for for a few hours right?
Have a goodie!
~Kathleen, Linda and the team at NZ Scrapbook

Monday, April 16, 2012

NEW My Mind's Eye collection & School Holiday Program

Hi crafters, happy Monday!
New products continue to come in each day as we fully stock with all your favourite scrapbooking and paper craft products.

Today's latest is the Lost & Found Two from My Minds Eye.  This range is a real classic romantic collection of beautiful rose, turquoise, olive, parchment and apricot colours with delicate butterflies, birds, flowers, script and vintage images.  It is HUGE - a full SIXTY designs to choose from.  Perfect for pretty pages, heritage, wedding, special occasion and family pages.  Just $2.00 a sheet.

Don't forget that our School Holiday Program is in full swing.  Just $15 for a morning of creativity for your school aged children.  Each child will make their own scrapbook page.  Please bring photos.  All materials and morning tea is provided.
The next dates are Wednesday 18th April and Thursday 19th April from 10am - 12.30pm

Phone 09 912 0665 to book or for more information.

Have a great day,
~Kathleen, Linda and the team at NZ Scrapbook

Thursday, April 12, 2012

School Holiday Program and Update

Hi all,
I hope you are enjoying the school holidays.  Wow, what an awesome Easter Weekend weather-wise.  Aucklanders would it be fair to say it was better weather than we have had all summer??!

We have all shifted at some time or another so I am sure you are understanding that moving shop premises has been a major mission but the new shop is looking WONDERFUL and we love our new space.  Feedback from those who have visited the store has been so positive and encouraging.  We are glad you are loving all the parking and our inviting space.  New stock is arriving every day at the moment so it will be good to get the shelves full of creative goodies.  Call in often to see the new arrivals.

Classes are up and running, tonight is Crop Night and Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy.  Unfortunately I don't have a photo to share but she has made a lovely layout using the Kaisercraft Tigerlily collection (oranges and pinks).  Tracy's class is at 7pm.  All welcome.

Anyways back to the school holidays - YES we have our school holiday program running these school holidays.  Three fun sessions so be sure to book in ASAP so you don't miss out.
The dates are:
Monday 16th April
Wednesday 18th April
Thursday 19th April

Children will be making scrapbook layouts at each session so bring photos and adults are welcome to attend too.

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

Well I'm off to buy bunnies (the real, not chocolate kind!) with my kids... who knows what I am getting myself into but I am sure scrapbook layouts of fluffly loppy bouncy things will result.  Wish me luck!

Have a fantabulous week,
~Kathleen, Linda and the team at NZ Scrapbook

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Opening Hours.

Happy Easter crafters!
The long weekend is a great time to catch up on scrapbooking, cardmaking and  all your arty projects.  We are open at our new store for your shopping convienience.

Easter Opening hours
Thursday 5th April OPEN 9am - 10pm
Good Friday Closed
Saturday 7th April OPEN 9am - 6pm
Easter Sunday Closed
Monday 9th April OPEN 9am - 6pm

New Zealand Scrapbook
18a Link Drive
Wairau Park

We are directly opposite Hoyts movies - look for the big red building right at the front of the block - that's us!

Our phone is 09 912 0665  (the phone lines are being installed but the answer phone is being checked, please phone and leave a message and we will return your call).

Have a happy long weekend :)
Kathleen, Linda and the team at NZ Scrapbook

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

New Store - First Crop Night Tomorrow!

Hi everyone,
Join us for our first Crop Night tomorrow, Thursday 5th April at 6pm at our new premises.  It's time to christen our store with some scrapbooking action.  Be the first!   We have a great upstairs classroom area - much similar to the last store actually - so you can relax, craft and select items from the store if you wish.

As I was saying in yesterday's email there are some LOVELY new collections to enjoy in store.  My hot pick is the Bazzill Vintage Market Place though with Easter coming up the Kaisercraft Fine and Sunny collection is giving it a run for its money.  Course at just $2.50 a sheet we can have a bit of both can't we! :)

 Kaisercraft Fine and Sunny egg paper

Crop Night
Thursday 5th April at 6pm

At our new premises
New Zealand Scrapbook
18a Link Drive
Wairau Park

We are directly opposite Hoyts movies - look for the big red Body4U buiding right at the front - that's us!, their signage doesn't come down until the weekend.

Our phone is still 09 912 0665  (the phone lines are still being installed but the answer phone is being checked, please phone and leave a message and we will return your call).

Happy Cropping!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

We LOVE our new store... You will too!

Hello peoples!
It's an exciting day here in NZ Scrapbook land.  First day open in our bea-u-tiful new shop.  Admittedly there is a lot still to sort, unpack and merchandise but it is so lovely in our shiny new premises the girls and I just don't want to leave.

New address:
New Zealand Scrapbook
18a Link Drive
Wairau Park
(directly opposite Hoyts movies)
Phone 09 912 0665

You will be pleased to know we have unpacked NEW PRODUCTS first.

But before we get to that, a little heads up that it is going to be a HUGE...  and I mean HUGE month here at NZ Scrapbook.  Not only have we moved into this lovely new store but it is EASTER just this weekend AND April is our birthday month.  Not just any birthday either.  New Zealand Scrapbook is celebrating our TEN YEAR BIRTHDAY.  Quite a milestone!  We have LOTS planned for this month so instead of hitting you with it all at once just be sure to check our regular emails for special birthday classes, events and of course new product releases.

Too much to put pictures of all the new products but here are just some of the new ranges in store now.  Come on down and see the beautiful new products from:

Teresa Collins


 Bazzill Patterned Papers (also complete restock of cardstock in store)


Hummingbird Collection

And more!  The excitement is tangible!

Have a wonderful day and look forward to seeing you soon
~Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook