Hi to everyone, and hello 2014.
Mid way through January already, what happened to
the days? One minute I was up from 6am - 11pm organising my crazy Christmas
day. What a day it was! I truly believe that our day was about family and not
about presents and the spirit of Christmas was well and truly alive at our
place. Although the competitive edge did come out in some of the teams at
times. The games were amazing, and if you are feeling like giving some of them
a go, I certainly recommend it for fun. We had 16 of us, and here are a few
photos to give you a glimpse of our day.
Well 2014 is a time for expansion for Imagine If...
i was hoping to elaborate some more, but time constraints and negotiations
during Christmas has caused us to be a little behind schedule, so I cannot let
you in on that yet. The website is up and running and it has been going really
well, customers seem very happy with the prices. I am happy if you want to call
in for a look, I do have card stock in store, but I am not putting it on line,
it is for classes and call in visitors only.
My newest and favourite
products are Patina, I love it. In fact I watched a lady take a basic little
toy desk made from plastic, she covered it in patina, and then silver inked the
raised pieces, WOW. It was amazing, and I loved it. I took a plain silver
corner and I gave it a little patina colour, and ....
I cannot show you
the rest of this project yet, as I am not showing it until February for
I had a couple of days off working, well you would think I
would go outside and check out the sun, but no I headed up to my craft room for
a play. I decided to have a go at making a book from scratch, no albums rings
or anything like that. In fact my mum thought I had just covered an old board
book, so that was great. I spent two days hidden away, and when I finally
emerged I was really happy. I will be teaching the basic technique in March,
but not using this paper or this big, it took to long to do.
If you would like to see more pictures of this book
check out the link
All classes will now be booked through the website, http://www.imagineif.co.nz/ under class bookings. If
you click on the link for February you will see the classes listed. You do not
have to pay for the class until a week before the class or by arrangement with
me on the day. I hope to have Paypal up and running in the next day or so.
February 10am - 12pm $22.50 Adults and Children's Scrap booking class. 8
This is a beginners class in scrap booking or suitable
as a children's class.
You will be making three pages. Everything is
supplied except your double sided tape and your scissors. Children will be
required to have an adult present with them for the class.
Friday 14th February 10am - 12pm $20.00
Four Wedding, Anniversary or birthday cards. 8 spaces. We will be
using some very cool products to make these versatile backgrounds, then making
the card using them. The cards can have any verse or saying put on them so they
don't have to be wedding cards. We will be using shimmer sheets to make the
Sunday 23rd February 10am - 2pm Creative
Outlet class $35.00
This is a very creative class where you will do
a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I don't want to scare you and
use the word ART, so I am not.
This is a day of fun, of experimentation of
getting your hands dirty. Splatter, splash, stencil, smash and spray. No rules,
just giving things a try. Ideas can be taken to card making to scrap booking, to
journal, whatever you want to do with it. Come and let your inner self play. A
few basic things required, but I will supply the rest. What will you make? well
that will be up to you, pages of colour, test pieces, backgrounds and who knows
Friday 28th Grungy for the boys
This is a class making those non flowery boys pages, using
texture and grunge to make three fabulous pages. You will also have enough left
over to make a 4th page. Class starts at 10am and goes until 12.30pm. Everything
supplied except for double sided tape, scissors and cutter.
March classes - details and pictures to
1. Male cards (4)
2. Card with box (for chocolate etc)
& Card with candles - this class you will use your own paper, own colour,
own choice. Can be for a male or female
3. Scrap booking class - gate fold page great for lots
4. Make your own book from cardboard sheets, (everything
supplied) - learn how to make your own book, no album rings, no ribbon,
technique. So easy when you know how.
So email me or phone me on 07
8873901 if you have any questions, leave me a message on the phone if I am out
and about or working upstairs.
the best Jo