Thursday, September 21, 2017

Almost time for Wellington, Moving Shop and C4

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Hi Everyone!

Daylight savings in upon us, and summer is fast approaching.  I'm just kidding.... summer is hidden behind a rain cloud somewhere, throwing a big sulk about something, probably because I keep saying I want snow for Christmas!  Speaking of which, the man I give so much stick to, has got himself into the good books big time!!! In the form of a large collectible Christmas Tower, with clock and moving train and lights!!! Sooooo very happy, and so excited, I wanted to go and get all my Christmas goodies out and put it all up.  But we settled on just leaving the new decoration out, lights on, but I did turn the ho-ho-ho Merry Christmas Singing Santa's sound off.... That could have been a little painful for three and half months.

We are off again soon, Wellington Paper arts show is our next and last show for the year.  We are not teaching at Paperarts this year, however the night before we are teaching at Scrappin patch, see below for details.  We have lots of new kits and products being released in time for the show, and I cannot wait to catch up with you if you are coming, and having pancakes for breakfast at a local bakery there.

We come back and shift shops a week later, so I have made the decision NOT to unpack the stock, so if you come into the shop that week before labour weekend, everything will be in boxes.  We will know where everything is, actually we probably wont, but we will have a rough idea or be really good at guessing. After labour weekend we will hope to open on the Tuesday.

Then we have C4, our last major class before the end of the year, as we have massive amounts of work to do before the big scrapbooking buffet class begins 2018.   If you are booked in for this you should have received an email by today about the event  - if not please ring us so we can get your email address checked!

Alysha has been loading our chipboard on line, we had so much stock not loaded that after three days she isn't even a quarter of the way through her list, but by the end of the year, we hope to have all the product loaded. I think really she just needs to start work earlier (6am seems good) and finish a little later (8pm I reckon), but I mention that, and she mentions we will just have to be a patient a little longer.

We have some brand new laser cutting material in stock which we are cutting some of our chipboard designs from instead, and the best part about it is that its pre-coloured so when you buy the design you can stick it straight on your project or page! We have a couple of the new designs below and more will be loaded as Aly can get to it! We love them and hope you do too!

Upcoming Classes
Mixed Media & Painting Canvas Class
$70 | FRIDAY 13th OCTOBER,

6:30pm - 9:30pm - Held the night before Wellington Paper Arts!!

Join Jo from Imagine If for her Mixed Media and Painting Canvas Class here in Upper Hutt.
Create an amazing, humongous, round mixed media canvas - play with embossing paste, sprays, stencils, texture techniques and much more - all in colours of your own choice to create a one of a kind design for yourself or for someone else! You get to keep the stencil and some embossing paste after the class! Not to mention an awesome piece of art.

To book follow the link below

The Vintage Frame with Wire & Clocks  Class
The Vintage Box Class  

We are very sorry but unfortunately due to time constraints, C4, Moving shop and the show in Wellington we have coming up, we have decided to postpone the above two classes until the end of November.

We will have a new date out in the next newsletter.
Brand New Imagine If Kits!!!
Christmas Fireplace Scene Kit   $55
Create this beautiful little Christmas fireplace scene for hanging up at Christmas time this year. Kit comes with all items supplied*.

Click here to purchase this lovely Christmas room or read more about it!
Hallowen House Kit  $45
Create this Miniature Spooky House scene Kit perfect for those whole love Halloween!
Comes with all items supplied*

Click here to purchase this lovely Halloween House or read more about it!
Brand New Chipboard Designs!!!
Water Pipes Set Chipbaord
A great set of long water pipes with additional corners for layering. These can be cut shorter as desired. An awesome embellishment on grungy, steampunk themed pages, projects and boys designs. Long pipes are 30cm long to use across a full scrapbooking page.
Steampunk Birdcages Chipboard
A steampunk inspired set of two birdcages featuring a number of cogs at various sizes. Round birdcage is 70mm wide and 90mm tall. Pointed birdcage is 65mm wide by 100mm tall.
Lasercut Designs!!!

We have some new lasercutting stock called Matt Art Board in store! And the best news is that it comes pre-coloured in Red, black, green and brown!  This means some new designed and a few old ones are going to be cut from it and you don't have to worry about colouring them!!!
Christmas Quotes
(Red Matt Art Board)
A set of 7 Christmas Quotes cut and engraved from Red Matt Art Board – which means you don’t have to worry about colouring them!!! Outside frame is 140mm wide by 170mm high. Each quote is a different size and shape.

Click here to find out more!
Sassy Christmas Quotes
(Red Matt Art Board)
A set of 7 Sassy Christmas Sayings cut and engraved from Red Matt Art Board – which means you don’t have to worry about colouring them!!! Outside frame is 140mm wide by 170mm high. Each quote is a different size and shape.

Click here to find out more!
Arrow Pack
(Black Matt Art Board)
A set of 6 Black different shaped arrows cut from Matt Art Board meaning you don't have to worry about colouring them!
These make a great addition/embellishment to boys, grunge and rustic pages, cards and projects.
Longest arrow is 130mm, shortest arrow is 40mm.
Imagine If's
New Shop Location!

While we don't move into this building until Labor Weekend - we wanted to show you where we will be located!

We will open in this new location on Tuesday 24th*

179 Thames St, Morrinsville
(Currently LJ HOOKER, next to Heathcoates)

*TBC - We will confirm opening on facebook or you can ring us.
New Products Instore!!!
TIm Holtz Stamping Platform
The hotly sought after - Tim Holtz Stamp Platform is now instore!
It is the perfect companion for all your stamping needs! Featuring strong magnets to keep your design in place, the Stamp Platform enables you to stamp with ease and create fantastic designs effortlessly. The switchable hinge lets you to rotate the clear hinge to allow for stamping with both clear and rubber stamps.
Art Glitter Glue Restocked!!

The preferred adhesive choice of artists and Imagine If!

This glue Dries Clear is an industrial-strength adhesive that adheres to the following: paper art, acetate transparency, cling vinyl, acrylic, leather, suede, ceramics, feather quills, wood, metal, polymer clay, shrink plastic, artificial and dried flowers, glass, beads, rocks, shells, non-washable fibers, leaves, concrete and most surfaces except those that are waxy, silicone or UV treated.

Dries acid-free and remains permanently flexible.
Glitter does not come off when applied correctly!

Click here to read more!
Finnabair Sculpture Medium
Beige or Clear

Finnabair Art Extravagance Sculpture Medium Natural Beige or Clear
A water based art medium that creates a permanent and resistant white surface perfect for altering and mixed media techniques. It offers a dimensional sculpting effect to give projects texture and interest.
Click here to find out more!
Finnabair Impasto Paints

Impasto paints are high quality, thick consistency, acrylic paints with rich color and matte finish. they are water soluble when wet and permanent when dry. they are perfect for traditional painting techniques, revealing visible brush strokes when using palette knives and tools like the finnabair art basics silicone brushes. the heavy, creamy consistency of the impasto paints makes them an ideal medium for collage and print making.

Click here to find out more!
Alcohol Inks Restocked!!!

Our huge range of Alcohol Ink has been restocked- we have so many fantastic colours for all your project and colour needs. You can check out all the colours on our website. Some are sold in packs of 3 in the perfect matching colourways.

Click here to read morel!
Finnabair Rust Effect Paste - Red

Add a rust-like finish to your project with the Red Art Extravagance Rust Paste by Finnabair for Prima. This thick paste is ideal for adding dimension to your projects. To use, simply apply the paste with a sponge, palette knife, texture tool or paintbrush. Use three different colors to create a multi-tone effect!

Click here to find out more!
Baby's First Christmas Lasercut Tree Baubles

A lovely gift for a newborn to symbolize their first Christmas. This image is from last years release.
This years to have 2017 on - we can even back date dates if required.. Laser cut from MDF wood by Imagine If.

Click here to find out more!
Authentique 'Always' Paper Pad Collection

A gorgeous 12x12 paper pack.
Featuring 16 papers (8 designs 2 of each) all double sided and a sticker sheet with over 50 matching stickers.

Click here to find out more!
Authentique 'Bewitched' Paper Pad Collection

A gorgeous 12x12 paper pack. Featuring 16 papers (8 designs 2 of each) all double sided and a sticker sheet with over 50 matching stickers.

Click here to find out more!
Cosmic Shimmer Flake Glitter Glue

Flake & Glitter Glue is a smooth, fluid adhesive that remains tacky when applied to any craft surface, until a medium is fixed to it.

Click here to find out more!
Stamperia Paper Packs

12″X12″ 10/Pkg – All you need for scrapbooking!
Available in a variety of designs, each sold separately.
Contains ten sheets of 12×12 inch sheets of double sided paper, each with a different design.

Click here to see them all!
Darice Mini Pine Trees 6 Inches

1 tree only included @ 6inches (centre tree)
Other two trees show other options available and sold separately.

Click here to read morel!
Ranger's Craft Squeegee

This 75mm long tool is made of silicone and is ideal for spreading mediums, paints and gessoes. Great for applying Texture Paste through stencils or directly to surface, and to evenly spread paint when creating monoprints.

Easy clean up, simply wash or peel dried mediums from tool!

Click here to read morel!
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 13th - Closed as Jo & Aly are in Wellington for PaperArts!

Monday 16th - Friday 20th - We are open but stock will be in boxes from the show and we are not unpacking as as we are moving the following weekend!!!

Saturday 21st - Monday 23rd  - WE MOVE SHOP!!!!
Moving to 179 Thames Street, almost across the road!
(Next to the Heathcoate's Building, currently the LJ Hooker Office.)

Tuesday 24th - New shop opens ...all going well!
(Please ring before trying to visit in case we are not open!)

Friday 10th November - Closed from 2pm to prepare for C4

Saturday 11th - We have C4!!!
That's it for now!

We look forward to seeing you all either in Wellington at the Paper Arts Show, in store or at C4!

Jo, Aly, Pauline and the team!
Imagine If

Thursday, September 7, 2017

10-30% off Sale and New Kits!

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10%-30% OFF SALE 

From Thursday 7th - Saturday 9th of September!
Seeing as we decided not to attend the Hamilton Quilt and Craft show, we have put on a sale in store instead during the show days!

30% off Old Packaging Chipboard & Stencils
10% off New Packaging Chipboard
30% off all Paper (excludes Christmas and Bazill)
10% off all Mixed Media Products, Stamps, Flowers and Albums
20% off MDF & Mirror (excludes Cake Toppers and Kits)

Sale is only in store (not available for online purchases).
We are open Thursday- Friday 10am - 4pm & Saturday 10am-1pm

September has arrived with a bang, more rain, Kate and William are expecting again, an election coming up, the block is in uproar over the twins, and Tarzan got voted off on Australian Survivor, whew and its only a few days in.  This has got to have been the craziest year ever, it just seems to have flown so fast. I feel like it will be Christmas before I know it, and I will be organising all the games and food again.

We have spent the last few weeks designing new kits, and we will be releasing these over the next month as we gear up for Wellington Paper Arts.  We also have some awesome classes before Christmas, and these will be released as soon as we have pictures, but the dates have been added to the schedule below.

We have drawn the winners of our competition that we ran with our quote sheets. Congratulations to you all and thank you to everyone who entered - it was an incredibly hard job deciding the top three so we decided to give out two highly commended awards as well!! It took us a while to sort through the fabulous entries.

The winners are....... 
1st place - Carol Feierabend - Has Won a $200 Prize Pack of Chipboard MDF and Quote Sheets
2nd Place - Elizabeth Harris - Has Won a $100 Prize Pack of Chipboard MDF and Quote Sheets
3rd place - Fiona Angus - Has Won a $50 Prize Pack of Chipboard MDF and Quote Sheets
Highly Commended Designs - Lisa Berridge & Yvonne O'Loughlin - both of whom get 5 Quote Sheets each.

Images of of the three winners work is at the bottom of this newsletter along with the two highly commended works.

Scrapbooking Pretty Rustic has been beyond our wildest dreams, and we are still trying to go through all the paper work and make sure everyone is in the right place and booked in correctly. You will get an email in the next 6 weeks as we lock down venues etc.

We have C4 coming up in November and all 50 spaces are sold out, however if you are keen, we will have a wait list, although all bookings are now locked in.  Email about that will be out in a week or so.

Well I have quite a bit of work to do before the day ends, enjoy the month, lets hope it is not chaotic as it has started.  Now what am I doing for Christmas this year?  Oh that's right I have a Pinterest board for that...

A fantastic men's grungy themed art piece to create for the lovely man, son or male friend in your life.
Lots of tags, embellishments and interesting bits make up this awesome piece - perfect as a gift or for on your wall at home!

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Create this amazing Halloween/Witch inspired book with plenty of pages and themed papers and embellishments – a great way to showcase those Halloween snaps or a gift for someone who loves witches! Comes with everything you see included.

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Create this lovely “Photography” inspired design featuring quotes images and embellishments – a lovely present for a friend or lover of photography! Includes all embellishments, paper and chipboard shown.

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Create your own hanging Peace Sign using the pre-cut paper, embellishments and instructions in the kit. MDF cutouts can be painted, glittered, embossed, sprayed or left as is. You can then add more of your own elements and decorative bits to add more to the project!

Click here to purchase
Pretty Rustic Classes Update
We are going to be sending out an update email in the next few weeks to all those who have booked in.
If you have booked and paid your deposit - don't panic we will be in contact closer to OCTOBER!

There are a few spaces left - there will be no more after this as the venues will not allow it!

Morrinsville        10 Spaces
Invercargill          6 Spaces
Christchurch      10 Spaces
Dunedin              5 Spaces

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Phone us to book your spot in any of these great upcoming classes - 07 889 7838!
Christmas Cards Class
Friday 3rd of November
10am - 2pm $35

We are going to be doing 6 Christmas cards ready for sending out this December!
A few spaces left
Vintage Box 
Saturday 28th September 10am - 1pm $80

We will be decorating with vintage wash gold paint and rub-ons this awesome box.
I haven't had a chance to complete mine yet, but here at the products we will be using.
Vintage Frame with Wire and Clocks 
Saturday 29th October
10am-1pm $70

Make your frame and decorate with chick wire and clocks, using 49 & Market paper.

We haven't completed the design of this yet but here is an image to give you an idea of what we will be using!
Top: WINNER - Carol Feierabend with her Mixed Media Journal Pages
Middle Left: 2ND PLACE - Elizabeth Harris with her Never Ending Card
Middle Right: 3RD PLACE - Fiona Angus with her My Space Scrapbooking Page
Lisa Berridge (left) with her Handmade Booklet with Pockets and Tags & Yvonne O'Loughlin (right) with her Creativity Card
That's all for now, let us know if we can help you with any product or class questions. Feel free to give us a call, email or pop into the shop!

Happy Crafting
Jo, Aly & Pauline.