Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Newsletter and frames and nearly christmas

 Hi all,

Sorry about the newsletter title, but hey Christmas is coming again.  I do so love term 4, it is all about those amazing gifts you can make, I would say cheaper but lets face it.  These days not necessarily cheaper, but perhaps more personal.     The team and I have been busy with christmas projects underway, and I am very pleased that the design teams packs left today.  So they are on a Christmas schedule starting in November.
Wait till you see what they have done this week.  

I have added a few classes and some kits some make sure you check that list out.  I just had a very busy couple of weekends, I was teaching in Dunedin, and last weekend in Hamilton.  So check out my new kit that i designed for the Hamilton class. I have been asked for more, so here is your chance.  So see blow for mor e details.

Product watch
Glues: one of those items you just have to have.  So what is the difference between them all.
I guess the first thing is acid free and non acid free.  Used mostly in scrapbooking, it basically means the glue is not going to breakdown your photos when you use it, which of course is important.
PVA - I have nothing good to say about this product..so if you cant say something good don't say anything at all.  So the good part is that it is cheap (that is because it is pretty much water) , and the bad - it does yellow over time and doesn't dry clear, and you will not find it in my shop.

Gel medium - how I love thee.... yes this is one of my favourites, originally an artists sealer, for covering paintings to protect them over time.  Now it is used for mixed media as a glue and may I say a good one.  It holds metal, plastic, paper, and ephemera of all sorts.  dries clear, and comes in different thickness.  You can stencil with it, colour it, and if you use glossy accents, that is a gel medium.

Now everyone has there favourite glue and i am not going to say you should use... but I do recommend Helmar tacky glue and my ultimate favourite product is Art Glitter glue (which is not glittery at all).  it dries clear, has a precision tip, and it holds most things done, with no strings attached.  Look I have even managed a link to the glues and adhesive page.  I think i am finally getting on top of things.

What else is new:
If you have joined us on facebook then you will see I have been putting things up there as they come in.  I have also been getting the website sorted, and I have loaded so many products this week, with another 200 odd to go.  The chipboard is starting to get sorted, and loaded.  So check out how we are going www.imagineif.co.nz   if you follow us on face book make sure you click the get notifications buttons or you wont always get the posts.
Stencils are now on line - http://www.imagineif.co.nz/imagine-if...-stencils/       a change of size to make posting easier, and more coming.
and check out some of the new stamps in store.  http://www.imagineif.co.nz/stamps/

Did you know we custom cut... for example we make books out of chipboard...as many pages as you want, bound or unbound up to you.  Want a 6x6 album or a 12x12 album 10 pages or 5, what about an A4 album we can make it for you.

New kit for Christmas this is a one time opportunity to purchase an advent calendar kit.  You can choose the whole kit for $45.00 plus postage of $7.50 or a half kit (no paper or decorations only the chipboard pieces) and instructions for $30.00 plus postage of $4.50 in both cases rural an extra $3.50.

You only have one week to order this kit and then we cut, and that will be it.  it is a very time consuming kit for us to cut, so we only want to do it once more.  we also have to order all the embellishments in, and we want to make sure you have it in plenty of time to do for Christmas.

2nd kit - I just made a couple of these for an order, so I made a few spare ones.  So if you would like a kit it is $45.00 plus $7.50 postage.  Please email me for mor information.  Does not include paper or paint or cameras or angel,  the rest is there.  But you could add your own things for your family, makes a great gift.

This week Friday 10th October - Crop Night   7pm - until midnight. $10.00 per person.  Bring a plate, tea and coffee supplied.  
Bookings essential.  Crop to your hearts content, make cards, paint, play and catch up with friends, the shop is open.  Giveaways every hour,  as well as a chance to finish those UFO's (unfinished objects). 

Children's classes
This week we have the final 3 children's classes
tomorrow's mixed media is full but we have a few spaces left on Friday
Friday 10.30am - 12.30pm Stamping fun $20.00
Make a christmas decoration using the Prima doll stamps and then make to make lots of fun pictures and tags and whatever else you want, and We can do a boys doll stamp as well. 

Friday 1.30pm - 3.30pm Heart fun - $25.00
Make a beautiful MDF heart, covered in paper and decorated with lots of handmade flowers and other pretty things.

Booking essential 0274991485 for questions. 
Term 4 Children's After school classes -
Wednesday 15th  

$12.00 per week.  We will be playing with different craft ideas and mediums and making christmas gifts during the term.  You must sign up for the whole term.  Children must be of school age, primary or intermediate.  Not college children I am sorry.

Adult Class Lists:  New Classes added.  

Set classes
Wednesday 10am - 12pm  Scrapbooking class
This is a set class, and we have 10 permanent spaces booked out of a possible.  If you are interested please ring and book, if you can only come casually, you can ring and see if we have a space that week due to someone being away.
The cost will be approx $20,00 per week, everything supplied, but that price depends on what we are doing.  This week we are doing a mixed media piece, the following we are using metal and inks, and the following utee embossing.  Friday
Every 2nd Friday starting on the 17th October we will be doing Christmas cards this term.  This class is $10.00 per week, and we try to make 2 cards, with everything except your tape and tools included. The first week we will be doing two ways to make shaker cards, with a Christmas theme.  Then on the 31st October we will make an exploding box card, 14th November we will be making peelcraft cards, then the next class will be the 28th November, and the final class on the 12th of December.
Other classes
Sunday 19th October 
(FULL)  Vintage  Bound Book the cheats way $45.00, learn how to make your own book using my cheats way of putting it together.  We will be using Paper arts paper to make this book. It will be a 6x6 but once you have learnt the technique you can make any size.

This is a kit if you would like one as well... $45.00 delivered anywhere in NZ.  Full instructions supplied.
Please email me to request one.

Thursday 6th November 7pm -  Make a gift or Christmas decoration night
You can either make a a wine bottle and wine glass or two wine bottle holder,
or a sleigh or a lantern or a sleigh.  The choice is yours.  I am there to help you sort out how to put it together, and to help you with your decorations.  Check out the link to see what you can choose to make.  http://www.imagineif.co.nz/imagine-if...mdf-3d-projects/  

Saturday November 8th - Christmas House class, make your own Christmas house with Imagine if.. own MDF base house.  $45.00 everything supplied, including snow and letterbox and more.  Please note there may be a few changes depending on product availablily on some pieces like the tree and the clock.  If you have done the house and would like to do the church instead, you can but it is an extra $10.00 for the church.  2 spaces left.

Saturday November 22nd - Mixed media class with Michelle Maggs doing a canvas using stencils, and pens learning great new techniques either the wonky house or the vintage dress.  Price to be advised, but around $45.00.

Saturday November 29th  - My very popular techniques class from last year.  We will be making tags using lots of different products, mediums, patrinas, inks, sprays, reinkers, paper, stamps and wacky ideas to make a set of tags.  Photo and price to to follow.    

Photography c;lass:  is now in February 2015. 

December  1st and 8th - Cake decorating class with Cheryl Owlsley- $45.00.  Learn to make poinsettas and berrys for the top of your christmas cake, and how decorate your cake with icing and glitter.  The class is over 2 weeks on a Monday night 7pm - 9pm.   Make your decorations one week, and add to your perfectly iced cake (she will show you how) the next.  You will get a kit to be able to make more xmas decorations at home. You will need to bring a 6inch christmas cake on week 2, and some royal icing and almond icing.    

Booking essential 0274991485 for questions or we prefer you to email to imagineif@xtra.co.nz
you will have a few days and then the places get advertised in the school newsletters so please do not wait to make bookings as places are limited. 

Design team Creations

There is no such thing as a mistake in scrapbooking, come over and see how I turned an almost-disaster into a beautiful layout using the Imagine If… frames.

Katrina Hart - http://randominkings1.blogspot.com/2014/10/spring.html
Katrina here with a layout using some awesome Imagine If's chipboard frame, cogs and flourish,pop on over to have a look and check out what the rest of the team has being up to.

 Brenda Morgan  - http://thyme2craft.blogspot.com/2014/10/we-are-family.html
We are family - Here I've made a masculine page showing how versatile the Imagine if chipboard is, I've put these lovely little frames thru my cuttlebug and they've held the embossed pattern very well, adding extra texture and more interest with the colours, 

Hi all, this week its all about frames
come check out my blog and see what I created

Christmas is coming! come on over and see what I have  created using upcycled CDs and the pretty frames from Imagine if 

This amazing piece from Ngaere uses buttons and frames 

Tash - http://withallmyartandsoul.blogspot.co.nz/
Tash made this awesome little canvas. 

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