Sunday, July 26, 2015

Here we are term 3 has started, winter is upon us, and it is only 5 months till Christmas!
It is amazing how time flies, I have just this weekend celebrated my youngest child Samantha's 21st birthday.  It is incredible how fast they grow up, I know people have been saying that forever but it seems crazy, that it was just the other day I was taking her home from the birthing centre, and then it was her first day of school, now in 8 weeks she will have finished her double degree in History and ancient history.

We have started the term with a bit of a quiet start, after senz and then the 21st had a pre 1900 theme for it, so I needed a bit of time to catch my breath.

We have stock arriving all the time, but I have to be honest and say we are really just restocking the basics at the moment, as we didn't even have one tube of glue in the shop, but that has been remedied now.  We will upload the stock to the website as quickly as we can.

This email is mostly about classes, as I am getting asked on a daily basis what we are up to.

Set classes
Wednesday morning scrapbooking:  This is still a full class, but if you are keen please feel free to put your name on the wait list.

Every 2nd Friday morning card class: This is also a full class, but you can go on the wait list.

Thursday evening: this class fluctuates between overfull, full and sometimes a couple of spaces depending on the week, so if you are keen please phone for a chat.  Jo on 0274991485.

One off classes:

Saturday 1st August Card class $20.00  10am - 1pm.

3 cards, one step card with a sewing theme, one purple swing card, and one twist card.
We will be using peelcraft stickers, to decorate our three different cards, as well as some awesome paper arts paper.
I unfortunately forgot to bring the cards home to photograph, so I cannot show them to you, but they look amazing.

Saturday 15th August - 10am - 3pm Apothecary class $50.00 or hollow book class $65.00
I have a few of each of these classes from Senz left over, so I am going to do a double class.  You can work on either project, the apothcary kit dark or light version or the Hollow book secret garden kit.  Everything is supplied except your glues.

For the apothecary class you will build the cupboard and decorate and fill all the bottles and vials, make some embellishments.

or  for the hollow book, you will make the book, decorate it and make the hidden garden inside.  it is a 30cm x 30cm project, so there is lots not seen in the photo.

this is just part of what is inside the book.

Thursday night 20th August and 27th August 6pm - 8pm $50.00 Christmas houses (over two weeks) with Alysha.
Christmas house class - there are 2 spots left in this popular senz class.
You will decorate this row of houses, although they will be slightly different from houses pictured and done at senz, as we have had to make adjustments as we have different papers and embellishments.

Friday 21st August - Sunday 23rd August Blenheim Scrapping and paper arts retreat Blenheim.
1 scrapbooking class, 1 christmas house class, 1 card kit and two make n take tag projects.

Saturday September 5th: 9 Scrapbooking pages in a day class. $70.00
We will complete 9 pages, some pretty pink, some grunge blue, some in between.
There are no pictures yet, but I will have them ready next email.

Saturday 19th September Grunge Fairy class $65.00
From this full on Senz class we will be making a fairy, using texture and fibre, and other mixed media bits to make this piece.  You can choose which colours you would like to use, and we will be changing the mixed media piece that are on the fairy as well.  This is just to give you a heads up of the date, and the basic shape / look of the fairy.

Then we will have the Christmas present school holiday program, and then we will start term 4 with all our Christmas classes, including cards and houses, wreaths and more.

So that is the plan,

If you wish to book, please email me on or phone during business hours 0274991485.  Please do not wait, most projects we only have a certain amount of kits available.
All the best for the weeks ahead, and I will keep you updated as new stock becomes available,and changes or updates to classes.


Sunday, July 5, 2015

July - Senz and school holiday program

Hi everyone, and hello JULY.
I love the cooler months, the frosts, the colours that it brings, and the freshness that is part of winter in the Waikato.  Dead batteries at 6am however not so much.  Lucky my daughter was home from University for a few days and she took me to work, otherwise, it would have been a long cold walk into town.

The shop has been buzzing, we have been unpacking new stock, and packing up new designs, kits are all done, and now we are on the last week, as we head into Senz which starts on Friday for all of you, but Thursday for me and my team of helpers.

Pauline is on the make n take this year, and we are doing a tag, with a few different products, and chipboard, and out brand new release 6 tag acrylic template!!!!!! So excited by this, and so far the people we have questioned are very positive about it.  

Alysha and Sam (Samantha) are on sales and phone help.... we are running a Senz competition, come to the stand, take a selfie (or with one of the girls help) a photo of the stand, tag us and like us (if you don't already) on facebook, and you are in to win a daily prize valued from $25 - 50.00.  Prize drawn at 4pm everyday, and can be collected.

Please pop by and say hello, if you are at Senz, I will most probably be in the classroom, most of the time, but hope to pop out now and again, to see how things are going.

 New products: where to start...
Distress ink Hickory smoke - we have in all products, stains, pads, sprays, markers, and re inkers.
we also have the new glaze,
and new DIY ink pad

we have also had a whole heap of new bazill arrive in store, as well as lots of flowers, and stamps from stamping bella.  

as well as the new Finnabair stamps

and new from Graphic 45

also some caste products from Prima

Check out the links if you want anything.

We are clearing the shop out to go to Senz, we have a 9 metre stand, so we are going to have to close the shop while we are away.  We will be closed from 12pm Wednesday 8th July until 10am Wednesday 15th.  We are sorry for any incovenience this may cause, but having staff man an empty shop is really not worthwhile.

Classes at Senz:  we have a few spaces left, so if you are coming up, you might want to check out what you might like to do.

I also now have one space in the Christmas house class, as someone is having surgery and needs a kit now, if you wish to do the class please email me... and I will organise a spot for you.

School Holiday program:
With being away we are not able to run a full prgram this year, but we have been asked to do something, so we are going to run a one day only program.

Friday 17th July
10am - 12pm - beach page... $25.00 you will need to bring a photo of the beach, to go on this layout.  Dont be fooled, there is a lot of techniques in this project.  We will be making a miniature sand bottle, and playing with inks and netting and paints to make a fun layout.  It will be adhered to a chipboard backing for hanging on a wall if you want.

Paris Piece:  1pm - 3pm.
We will make this mosaic picture, and then add all the pretties to make this awesome picture for you room.  it is very easy to do, and includes collage, embossing, and using flowers, metal and chipboard Eiffle tower to create this piece.

Well that is is, I will get the term class list out as soon as I can after Senz.  I want to show case all our new MDF kits, stencils and more.

New term classes will include card classes, advent calendar class, and a few classes from Senz, and some new ones.

Also a reminder about the SPA retreat in Blenheim   class lists are out now, and I have heard there is only 4 spaces left.  Check it out.

Lastly we are taking all our amazing fudges to Senz, and a few other sweet treats, so check them out if you are feeling a little flat after all the shopping.

Have a great week, stay warm, and maybe see you at Senz.