Tuesday, April 21, 2015

term 2 newsletter and class list

Term two is upon us, and Anzac day is nearly here. With a Soldier in our family, and a daughter studying war history (oh yes they have some right royal arguments about war) we are conscious of the need to remember those who have given their lives for us, and also to remember those who did come home, but perhaps did but are not the same men and women as the ones that left these shores.  With that in mind, I would like to remind everyone about the Gallipoli competition being held at Senz this year. 

I have been made aware that not everyone knows what SENZ is.  It is NZ largest dedicated scrapbooking and papercraft show.  This year it is in Auckland, from the 10th, 11th and 12 July.  We will be there along with other retailers from around NZ.  There will be dedicated classrooms where you get to play, maybe pretty (hint hint), maybe grungy (hint hint) maybe I cannot tell you what we are doing, because it is under wraps until the VIP's get first look at the classes.  So if you are wanting to go, I have tickets at the shop, VIP 3day pass, 2 days pass and one day passes.

Whats new:
We have been getting lots of new papers, stamps, chipboard, and more into stock, however it has been running out just as fast.
We have restocked our dylusions, and glitter pastes, as well as alcohol inks, and vivas.  There is a new Viva colour called Emerald, oh my goodness, it is lovely.
If you have not used viva, you are missing out.  Click the link in the next paragraph to see it.

The next product is also by Viva and it is called Rusty Paper, oh my goodness, love love love this.  If you want rust, then this is the product for you, chipboard loves it, paper loves it.  Paint it on, dab it around, on black, on gold, looks like rust.  

It has been a very busy few months, but now with winter sneaking up on us, I must admit I am looking forward to those cooler days, when it is a little easier to think sometimes, and definitely much better to craft in but it is not so good when water pours into your shop again, and then again.

So a problem that cannot be solved easily, as they cannot find the leak, so we are moving.  Luckily our old shop is sitting vacant, so we decided to hit it with a coat of paint last weekend on the inside, purple of course, and then with a bit more purple just to top it off.

that's my poor husband on the ground scrubbing paint he spilled, shush we aren't complaining about that or we are so going to get into trouble.

So new address after Anzac weekend, opening on Wednesday 29th 10am.
216 Thames street, Morrinsville, opposite the Wallace art gallery.  We also will have a new range of products in store, but I will leave that little sweet surprise until next week.

The winner of our Autumn challenge was :  Debbie Mcdonald
with this awesome project titled Autumn Queen.  It was a hard decision, but we both liked this page, although to be honest everyone did an awesome job. Congratulations to you debbie, your parcel will hopefully get away this week, if we can find where it is packed.

The next challenge which finishes 20th May 2015, is Lace, anything at all in the papercraft industry to do with lace and paper, lace & chipboard, lace and lace.  You decide. You just have to use lace, then email me a picture, and that is all you have to do to be in to win.   Here is my take on the theme:

Classes:   These run in conjunction with the school terms.  Bookings essential

Wednesday Morning 10am - 12pm Scrapbooking class $20.oo per week, we have two spaces available to join this wonderful group.

Thursday night class 6pm - 8pm Play and do what you want to do, with either Pauline, and myself there to help you.  $5.00 Bookings essential. 

Cards Class - One class a fortnight - this Friday April 24th 10am - 12pm - $12.00  2 spaces available only
This week we are are making two cards, grungy boys cards. Don't be fooled there is heaps of techniques in these cards.

May 9th 10am  Hot Air Balloon Canvas class $30.00 ,
you need to bring a canvas, and glue everything else supplied. 2-3 hour class.

Saturday May 23rd Card class $20.00: 10am - 12pm we will be making two cards, butterfly card, and a screen card.  Pictures to follow.

That's it for now, heaps more coming.  See you at the new shop.