Thursday, July 20, 2017

Upcoming Classes Imagine If and Take Time Out Retreat!

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Hi all
How time flies when your having fun.  We have had the best time, with Senz, and hopefully you have seen the classes we are teaching around NZ. Firstly we won best stand at Senz! Yeah for us.  We did have a very busy stand, with examples everywhere, unfortunately the photos didn't do it justice.  It was worth all the effort we put into it, and we were ecstatic and very grateful to win. We had a lot of fun, my team of five, taught 7 classes (5 sold out) + 2 extra double up classes, and our make n take.  We had quite a few laughs at night, with plans for next year being made, bigger, brighter and ... our theme?  Well we cant spill all the beans just yet, but the girls have all got roles and assignments, (its a Capricorn thing).  We think we may have broken our record for taking down our display, 45 minutes, and all it cost me was three dozen sausage rolls, and a slice..... yes the same guys as last time asked for that as payment. 

We then advertised our big on the road classes:
Morrinsville, Wellington, Dunedin, Nelson, Christchurch and Invercargill. 

We have had a lot of bookings, Morrinsville has 67 people booked in so far (3 spaces left).  Nelson we have had incredible support, as well as Christchurch, both venues are going ahead as minimums were reached.  Dunedin and Invercargill have been slower, and we would imagine one if not two will go ahead, but good progress and Wellington, well we might have to do some promotion at Paper Arts in October.   We are teaming up with other retailers from each area, to ensure that we have a shop at each event. 

Now that Senz is over we are back into our weekly scrapbooking classes starting next week, and our one off classes kick off this Saturday with Alysha.  I am meant to be away in the Coromandel for a few days, but the weather has decided that isnt going to happen, so I guess it will be a chance to focus on C4, that is happening in November (3 spaces left).  Maybe have a little play with some products.  

Well I have a meeting soon, so better get myself moving, check out all the classes below, and we would love to see you in store soon. 

P.s Trina has added more classes for her retreat in Auckland - check them out below if you want to just go up for the day only you can now book in!!!
Take Time out with Trina and Friends Retreat Classes
These classes are now open to the public to book into! 
Visit to contact Trina, and also to get more information. 
There are more classes available with Trina and Sofia too

Below are my classes I will be teaching at the retreat!  
Take Time Out Retreat Class
Friday 11.30-3pm - Jo - Wishing Well Pocket album

$85.00 includes lunch
Create this gorgeous A5 Album with miniature Wishing Well & Garden scene on the front cover, and 12 inside pages (6 spreads) created in lovely soft, pastel, floral colours. “Collect Memories, Not Things” is the theme for this album which has plenty of space for photos and quotes, pockets with tags for writing on, floral and frame chipboard designs, ribbons and floral embellishments.  
Take Time Out Retreat Class
Saturday 9am-11am - Jo - Grunge Easel

$73.00 includes morning tea
Create this grungy, messy, textured and layered Mixed Media Easel, based around the theme of ‘Time’ and using lovely earthy tones - browns, creams, blacks and coppers. 
Take Time Out Retreat Class
Saturday 3pm-5pm - Jo - 4x Mixed Media Vintage Layouts 

Use the brand new release Kaiser Craft papers to create these four mixed media pages using the themes of “Captured Moments”, “Memories” and “Love”. We have designed two pages male/gender neutral - with browns, blacks, greens and creams, then two designed more feminine - with pinks, creams, browns and whites
Phone the shop on 07 889 7838 or email to book!
July 22nd - Prima Princess Mixed MediaBook Cover Class
10am - 12pm $40 

Utilise the lovely new Prima Princesses Printed Watercolour sheets (Choose a lady of your choice from the pad) as a base, then decorate and build her up in a mixed media style all on the cover of a heavy duty blank book (maybe an art  journal) or for photos or a diary. Use colourblast sprays, watercolour paints, embossing paste, buttons, flowers and much more to create gorgeous one of a kind designs!

Perfect for beginners to mixed media without getting too messy or it being too scary! Or great for those who want a fun, pretty and creative class to do!
AUGUST 12th - Work on a Kit Day!!
9am - 12pm (Cost depends on the kit you choose)

Buy one of our many kits in store on the day - then work on it here with Aly available to assist you. Bring along a friend (you can choose different projects) and gossip and chat together working on your projects knowing you have assistance if you need it! 
You could make a Christmas House or Church, the Sweet Treats Patisserie, Garden or Coffee House, Tag Art, Memory box, Christmas sleigh or tree, Christmas or Beach Book or any other kit we have in stock on the day!

If you want to do a kit you already have brought from us in the past but never got around to doing then the cost for your table space is $10.
Mixed Media and Painting Canvas Class 
AUGUST 26th - 9 Pages Scrapbooking Class
9am - 3pm $80

Create 9 fabulous 12x12 scrapbooking pages all in just one busy creative day!
Classes to be confirmed but will include a 9 pages scrapbooking day for both months and lots of other fun classes!

NOVEMBER 11th - C4, Colour Candy & Creative Chaos
10 Projects all in 1 Day - 
9am-6pm $130 each
Held at the Morrinsville Little Theatre the price includes all 10 projects, lunch, morning and afternoon tea! There is a limited number of spaces so book quick! This day is action packed and busy busy busy to get 10 awesome projects done - a great way to get those christmas presents started!

Click the link below to book and pay the $10 deposit.
Shop Closed Dates
Due to the number of shows and events coming up we thought we would let you know the dates and times we are closed over the rest of the year.

Friday 4th - Open Pauline and Aly at the shop, Jo is at Trina's Retreat
Thursday 5th-Friday 6th - Open Pauline at the shop, Jo & Aly in Dunedin.
Friday 10th November - Closed from 2pm to pack up shop for C4
Saturday 11th - We have C4!!!
Remember that if ever would like help with any of the following, simply give us a phone at the shop on 07 889 7838 or email

PREORDERS on NEW products, ORDERING in a particular product or
HOLDS on in-stock PRODUCTS or KITS
That is it for this week. We look forward to seeing you in store, at one of the upcoming shows or hearing from you online.

Happy Crafting
Jo, Aly and Pauline 
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