Tuesday, January 26, 2016

News for 2016

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I am a bit late, but happy new year!

Well 2016 has begun and as per usual we are off to a roaring start, firstly we got through Christmas day, with a lot of very loud and noisy teams competing in this years challenges.  We had an absolute ball, it was so much fun, with the water pistol game now a permanent feature. We had 26 people playing games, which included naughty and nice, throwing sponges, bouncing balls, shaving foam head, reindeer head, and finally hungry hungry hippo.

Then to deal with website issues, the website went live on Christmas eve at 4.10pm. 10 minutes later, we  realised there was no shopping cart logo, and there was no search engine.  This caused some stress as you could imagine.  For some reason the staff wouldnt stay and help sort it out, so we had to just let it go and breathe, not the easiest of tasks for me.  However we are now sorted and the website is looking really good, and seems to be working really well.  We have had a lot of positive feedback, so watch this space.

While someone was over in the USA, spending up large, and may I take this moment to mention not visiting a single craft store.  I am not sure she should even be my daughter after she told me that.  What is wrong with the girl!  I was here loading stock as fast as I could.  I just about got all the chipboard loaded, stencils loaded, stock 70 percent loaded, then......

Then I had the bright idea of ringing Twiddleybitz in Australia, and asking to buy them out.  Surprisingly enough they said Yes, so I am now the proud owner of all the Twiddleybitz images and designs, all 800 of them.  So as you can Imagine life has been very hectic. Twiddleybitz was one of the first chipboard companies, and has the biggest range of off the page projects except possibly Kaisercraft in the world.

We are still sorting through the files, there is going to be a huge import of chipboard and MDF designs and books over the next  few weeks.

I then had a bit of a panic attack as to how I was going to display it all, but another opportunity popped up and we were away.
It has been a busy few weeks making some room.  We have expanded our product ranges quite a bit.
The front of the shop, which actually still has some room. 
This is one of our new designs  the printers house
Senz tickets are being released soon, so if you want to be early for your 3 day tickets



Weekly classes:
Scrapbooking class 10am - 12pm
One again our scrapbooking classes are full on a Wednesday morning.  However we may get a space so please let me know if you are keen to join.  Class costs are $20.00 and everything supplied for at least two pages, sometimes 3.

Card class 10am - 12pm
We have a couple of spaces in our card classes which are on every 2nd Friday $12.00 for 2-3 cards, everything supplied.  

Thursday night 6pm - 8pm
This is an open class, you can chat and craft, scrapbooking, cardmaking whatever you would like to do.
The cost is $10.00 per person unless you are doing a kit from us.

Other classes:

Februrary 13th 10am Thank you for your Friendship book with Cheryl $40.00 photo above
This book is small in size, but packs a real punch with lots of fold out bits and pieces, it would make a great Valentines gift or a gift for a friend.  It uses Kaisercrafts treasured memories paper and collectables.  Everything supplied except your tape and glues.

February 27th 9am Moment by moment Gate fold book:
$70.00 with Jo  all day class.
This book has been designed to give as a gift for a wedding or for mothers day or just because you want to.  It uses Provincial paper from Kaisercraft, Prima gate fold album, and has lots of place sofr saying or photos to be added.  It has a latch and suitable to give to a male if you wanted.
It has lots of pockets and tabs. Everything supplied except your tape and glues.

Phone 0274991485 for bookings or email us on imagineif@xtra.co.nz

We are reopen tomorrow Tuesday 26th January with new hours

Mondays closed.
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 12pm.

Other times by arrangment.
We also will have a new phone number, but telecom will not give us the number until it is connected in case there is an issue. So I will let you know that asap.
There are a lot more classes in the pipeline, so will let you know as soon as we have sorted.