Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Welcome to 2017!

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Hello everyone, Hello 2017 and Hello new year!
Welcome to Imagine If.. our first newsletter of 2017. 

We have started the year with a hiss and a roar, and a sinus / chest infection.
Aly and I (and the rest of the crew) flew to Australia, for a few days rest over new years and for my birthday (yes it was a large number, and no I am not telling what number it was, but I will give you a clue... it is 21...doubled + interest.... quite a bit of interest!) I was spoilt by my family, and my husband managed to surprise me, with a beautiful piece of Jewelry he had commissioned for me, so I was very very lucky.

This year at IMAGINE IF we are committed to bringing you more classes, more fantastic products and lots and lots of new kits.

We have drawn a program up, of what we intend to release and when, which we will release as soon as final dates come in. Our usual weekly classes will be running as normal this week onwards. After a successful C4 craft day in November last year, we will be hosting another this year, I am just waiting on my brothers wedding date to be confirmed to add that to the schedule so you have plenty of notice this time. We will also be doing our usual children's school holiday program, along with lots of one off classes.  

With a massive few weeks work on our behalf, we have managed to change the whole shop around, and we now have seating for 15 lovely crafters - which is an extra three per session and is super fantastic for you and us!

We have expanded our stand at Senz for this year by 4 metres, plus designed 7 amazing classes which we are super excited about as we think they are bigger and better than our classes in the past and can't wait for you all to see them! We are signing up for quite a few other shows as well, as working with a few other craft shops to expand our ranges so keep your eyes out for upcoming announcements in this area!.  
We have been steadily working on new ranges for you all - including stencils and chipboard over the holiday break! Here are just a few of the many new designs. Come in store to check them out and watch out for the upcoming newsletters where we will feature them each week.


We have purchased a second laser machine... as the first had a technical issue, which was going to put us out of action for a while! After much stress and debating we purchased the new machine to get us through and typically the first machine was fixed in only 5 days (after the new machine arrived)..But thats okay as we will be a lot quicker than previously being able to for cutting kits, orders, and stock! Though it has been a lot of fun learning a new system we are now well underway and pumping out work!

We have been extremely busy with our custom cutting, everything from Cake Toppers, Plaques, Horseshoe designs, Engagement/Wedding Gifts, and so much more! Aly even had 15 orders in 2 days for cake toppers!

One of the exciting things we have done lately was a wedding cake topper which had a seahorse theme, (see the picture below of the finished cake!). 

Another large project was a beach themed wedding with everything from cake toppers to signage, all created in blue acrylic.  It was a lot of work, but super cool results.

Aly has her own Business facebook and instagram accounts for IMAGINE IF CREATIVE STUDIOS (Her section of the business) where she shares examples of work she has created and a cool video showing the laser machine at work. If you want to check them out follow the links below:


Watch the Laser Machine at work!

We do classes twice a week, beginners welcome.
Wednesday 10am - 12pm $20.00 
Everything supplied, papers, sprays etc. You bring your basic kit, and glue and tape. 2 Pages minimum, sometimes three. If you have a look at the kits further down in the newsletter you will see what type of thing we do. We do everything from mixed media work, to multiple photos to well... whatever the brain feels like doing really.  We supply all the products and the papers, and it is a set price. You sign up for the term, so that I can allocate the products to the class, and keep the costs down.  If you cannot come you will get a kit, with the photo and very basic instructions. We have a couple of spaces left for the term, which start tomorrow or next week is fine. 
Thursday Night 6pm - 8pm $20.00
Scrapbooking, this is a repeat of the Wednesday class, for those who cannot attend the day class, same details as per above. 
We have two spaces left in this session.

Can not come to class?
But would like a weekly kit?
We can do this option as well.  We supply everything except the mixed media products (unless possible) will be photocopying the layouts, and then you will get basic hand written cutting instructions for the papers.  Rather than posting weekly, we would save the kits up and post Monthly to you.  Kits are the same price, but will need to add postage on top of $8.50 tracked. 
Only a few spaces available to do this option. 

Card Class:
Every 2nd Friday 10am - 12pm $12.00
For two or three cards usually.  This week we are doing wedding cards, with a lovely black, silver and gold colouring. Beginners welcome.  



9 pages in One day - Saturday 25th February
9 pages completed, 9am till 3pm $80.00, air conditioning included...
We will using an assortment of products to complete these 9 pages, they are easy enough to do, and the day is full on. Bookings essential. 
We made a few kits up from left over papers last year, and we have them for sale. 
They are $20.00 each. 

Kit 1: 
We have one kit available

Kit 2: 
We have 3 kits available

Kit 3: 
We have 5 kits available

Please note there is no mixed products in the kits at all, you will need to supply your own.  Please email me if you are interested as they are not on the website yet! 

We have done a large re-stock of products and we are awaiting all the releases from the latest craft show - We have pre ordered where possible so can't wait for them to arrive!

We have lots of new other off the page kits designed as well including:

This is a new kit based on our kits class we did last year, which was very popular - ONLY $15.00.
Click the link for more information and to order

Another new kit is this MDF and canvas heart - $12.00. No mixed media supplied. Click the link for more information and to order

That is it for this week, by next week we will have the new coaster art board kit, and the new tag art board kit, a new book as well as having final dates confirmed for more classes. 

Happy Crafting
Jo, Pauline and Aly


Pauline, Jo, Aly at C4 2016
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