Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hi there ladies

Just popping in with a few class sneak peeks and updates .....

This Saturday - May 1st - Steph's morning class has been cancelled and she will be doing it in the next quarter - her afternoon class at 1.30pm is Dimensional Details and is simply beautiful ...Steph's Album class planned for Monday May 3rd is now going to be a Scraplift Class where you get to choose a layout from one of Steph's amazing pages - please email Jane for details on this.

Kathy's Card class for this month you wont want to miss - such great cards and they look amazing.
Page Maps is on Monday night at 7pm and you will need to bring 6x4' photos for this class.

Scrap the Boys on May 6th only has 3 spots left (no more kits available after this class)

Heather's Affimation Board on Saturday May 8th has also been postponed for another date.

Kathy's Card with a Difference is also another beautiful project planned for Monday May 10th at 7pm.

Steph is repeating her beautiful Printers Tray on Tuesday 11th
So have a great weekend ladies and we will catch up soon

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Late Night Scrap

Morning everyone!

Thought I'd pop in with a few photos I took of the shop last night at the Late Night Scrap!

For those of you who have not been to a Late Night Scrap, it's a really good night. Held every second Friday night from 6pm to 10pm, it's the perfect opportunity to come in and have myself or Jane help you finish off a project or help you design a page or just come in and utilize the workroom! You do need to book in and it's only $15.00 and you get 10% off all your purchases! We put on a nice supper too (chocolates, lollies, cupcake, cheese & biscuits and coffee if I have time). It's a great way to spend a Friday night with your friends!

The shop is looking great at the moment and there is sooo much new stock on the shelves too!
There are lots of upcoming classes on display for you to choose from. We try to have our projects up for you to see at least 2 weeks before the class but if there is something not up there, please dont hesitate to ask one of the girls for information - we are only happy to help!

On Tuesday morning I am teaching "Nat's Chipboard Page" and there are still a few places left in it. Here is a sneaky peek... (it's a double!)

And on May 6th I am doing "Scrap the Boys" - another double - this is perfect for our husbands or partners or even the older boys in our lives but in saying that, there is no reason why it would not suit the kids too. There is only 3 spaces left in the class to book in now!

Page Maps will be on Monday May 3rd at 7pm and the 3 pages are quite easy this month!

Photo requirements are ..
Page 1 - 1 portrait 6x4
Page 2 - 1 portrait 6x4
Page 3 - 2 portrait 6x4

There are a few workroom days free next week but please call the shop before you come in just to make sure that there is table space available. 8277 1298!

Hope to see you all really soon!


Monday, April 19, 2010

**Warning** Long and Fabulous Blog Post!!!

So much to tell you ......

Jane and I had an absolute ball in Brisbane last week!

As most of you know, one of our main suppliers here in Australia is Printblocks.
Over the last few days in Brisbane, they have held free classes and information sessions showcasing thier latest and greatest products. We spent a lot of time shopping in the warehouse which was rather fun and did quite a few classes! Jane and I flew into Brissy on Wednesday night and spent Thursday and Friday partaking in all sorts of classes. We met and mingled with about 12 international teachers, guests, designers from all of our favourite brands. Jane did classes with Lynette Carroll and Fancy Pants and I did classes with EK Success using some amazing K&Company products, Core'Dinations cardstock, Bo Bunny using the new Mama-Razzi line and Making Memories Slice using the AWESOME new magnetic Hands Free Kit.There were17 Make and Take Booths set up in the warehouse were we both learnt new and fabulous techniques and got to play with some new products.
Undoubtedly our favourite booth was the Graphic 45 one where Jane's work was up on display. Diane and Aimee from G45 spent their whole 2 days showing off Jane's beautiful work and creating the most delicious brooches with all the attendees! Jane became quite the celebrity with her final design team project being on display. (made me a little proud to be there with her!)
Aimee, Jane and Founder of Graphic 45, Diane

So we came home tired and weary but full of fabulous ideas and inspiration.

In other more exciting news, Jane is the featured design team member this week over at the Graphic 45 blog. Please pop over, click on the word COMMENTS and give some support to our wonderful Jane. Click HERE for the link.

This week we have a full week of classes!
Tomorrow morning I have my Beach page and tomorrow night is Jane's altered art tags.
Wednesday morning at 10am is the Actopus to Zelephant class follewd by Madeline at 1.30pm.
Thursday night at 7pm is my Scrap The Girls page where I show off a couple of new techniques I have learnt.Friday morning is the 2nd Collections class with Late Night Scrap following at 6pm.
Saturday morning is Steph's Page at 10am
followed by her Websters Page at 1.30pm
We also have a Free Beginners class starting at 10 and my Cuttlebug Class at 1.30pm where we will be concentrating on making flowers with our Cuttlebug and putting them on cards if we have time!***Bookings are essential for all classes***

So please enjoy the week, take a few minutes and pop over to the Graphic 45 blog and leave a comment and also if you have time, head over to the Graphic 45 community HERE, sign up and become a "friend' of Jane's. Lets support her in this fabulous new journey.

See you soon!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Steph's Classes

Hi there

How are you all enjoying school holidays?
Lots happening in our house at the moment! :)

Steph has all of her classes for April up on display in the shop and there are some beautiful pages!

This Saturday 17th at 10am is the Life's Portrait class which will be 2 pages in one class.

Her Blessings page follows at 1.30pm and is just gorgeous - lots of Tim Holtz stamping and techniques!

Her Heart Box is on Monday night at 7pm and is another beautiful project.

Steph's Page will be on Saturday 24th at 10am and is another stunner

With her Webster's Page to follow in the afternoon.

So give us a call on 8277 1298 to book in!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Another exciting week..........and a Guest Teacher

We had some wonderful classes over the weekend. I hope everyone enjoyed them and created something new.

This week is full of great classes for the kids!

Tuesday morning is Kathy's Kidz Cards class at 10am followed by Jane's Teen Girl Page on Wednesday at 10am. Thursday morning is a Kidz Wooden Tags class with Sam. This is the cutest project suitable for both boys and girls aged 8+. All the kids classes are only $8 with materials being a little extra! The tags class has a $4.50 kit.

Here is a sneak peek of a class I am doing on Thursday 22nd of April - Scrap The Girls. This page is more for the older girls or even scrap a photo of yourself. Some new technique to be experienced in this one ladies so book in now!

In May we have an exciting Guest Teacher.
Louise Nelson, who many of you may know already, has been asked to teach a few classes! Louise has been published many times in her scrapbooking career and in 2009 was part of the Scrapbooking Memories Magaize Creative Team. She is currently on the Aussie Scrap Source Design Team and also the Scrapware Design Team. Lou also runs the Aussie Scrapjack Challenge website that is a great place to go to get your creative juices flowing! Her first class on May 8th has already booked out but she will be repeating it on May 20th at 7pm.

Here is a description of the class by Lou ...

Using the wonderful Autumn Leaves book "The Designing With Recipe Book' that is packed with Inspiration and which Jane is selling in the shop. I have started my series of classes with a lovely layout created by Cathy Blackstone based on 'recipe' which you will receive in your class kit. I have used a lovely range of patterned papers from Basic Grey from the Indian Summer range. This layout suites the use of multiple photos [check out the original in the shop] but if you would like to bring some photos to class it would suit black and white, sepia, a combination of both, and/or photos that are earthy colors. For the 'Male' version of this recipe I have done a simple mainstream copy of Cathy's layout. However, if you are feeling slightly adventurous I have also completed a Female version of the recipe, that is more freestyle in its approach but very simple and easy to follow. Once again I have used some glorious Basic Grey patterned papers, from the Lemonade and Origins ranges. They are the most gorgeous yellows and greens with a subtle dash of pink. For this layout design it would suit a single portrait or landscape photo 4.5" x 3.5".
So dont miss this opportunity to be taught something different by one of the best....
Pop over to Louise's blog to see some of her work ...HERE ...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Page Maps!

Finally I have finished preparing the Page Maps class for Monday night!

Photo Requirements are ....

Page 1 - 1 vertical 5x7'
Page 2 - 1 vertical 5x7 or 6x4' and 2 vertical 3x2'
Page 3 - 3 vertical 3x2'

And here is a sneak peek of the Nat's Page planned for Tuesday 20th at 10am! Beachy theme!


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

On Sale!!!!!

I have spent nearly 8 hours today with a red pen in my hand marking down stock - WOW - there are some amazing bargains! EK Success slimline punches down to $19, Prima flowers reduced, K&Company paper pads $21.50, Papers from only .50cents plus so much more. Some serious bargains to be had!

This week we have a few classes happening.

Thursday morning is the kids girly page using the new Kaiser papers. There are still spot available for the 8+ kids.

Saturday at 10am is the Mothers Day Friendship Book. This is so nice and I had so much fun creating it! Still spots in this too!

Scrap the Boys is on Thursday night at 7pm. Such a cute page suitable for any age boy - still spots available for that one too!

And Jane's Graphic 45 Master Class page is one that will not be repeated so book in now - still spots available! Saturday at 10am.

So please pop in this week and say hi and pick up a special!


Saturday, April 3, 2010

1st Graphic 45 Class

Ok, so I am eager to get started.
Here is what I have planned. Each month I will do a Graphic 45 layout or project. I have 10 projects/layouts already done. This is because I had to send 10 projects/layouts to enter the design teams 1st round. I will be teaching 6-7 of them. A lot of you saw my final project for the 2nd round in the making and have asked if I will teach it. I will need to check with Graphic 45 about it, as the book is theirs to keep. I would like to make it again for me to keep and teach it at the same time. Only this time it will be slightly bigger with more pages in it and different embelishments. The Classes will need to be Master Classes and not for the faint hearted.
But getting back to the monthly Graphic 45 classes - the first one is on Saturday April 10th at 10am-12.30pm. You will need to bring a 4x6 (portrait) The paper range is "Play Times Past, so its perfect for a child/children's layout. It is one of my favorite layouts to date. Next Month Layout is a male one. My title is Great Mates, and it's a layout on my husband and son.
You won't want to miss these classes so ring the shop on Tuesday and book in.
Thanks for looking

Friday, April 2, 2010

Leave a comment on Graphic 45's blog and you could win!

Congratulate the New Design team and you could win. Candy is choosing two lucky people who leave a comment to win some yummy Graphic 45 papers. Just click on the here! and leave your message. Keep in touch with their blog for more updates and photos of the work that the clever Ladies did. We all had to make a final project for Graphic 45 which they got to keep. I am sure over the next few weeks, photos of our projects will be on the blog for you all to see.
Thanks for looking and thanks for all the comments you have been leaving for me on my blog and here.
Keep in touch

Still Pinching my self

Wow, what can I say, still getting use to the idea that I am on the Graphic 45 Design Team for a whole year! Congratulations to the other ladies on the team. I am feeling a bit sorry for those who missed out. But the great new for me is that, this means I get to do layouts and projects for G45 and get to share my year with Graphic 45 with you. To start the ball rolling I will be teaching one of the layouts I sent Graphic 45 for the first round of their design team call. Its a single layout using Play Times Past. I will post a sneak peek on the blog tomorrow as I am at home today do some housework. The class will be on April 10th at 10am. You will need to bring a 4x6 photo (portrait-meaning 4inches across and 6inches down). I have used a photo of Anna on a merry-go-round, but any photo of a child will do. A close-up shot will be great, it is more of a girls page than a boys. I have a lovely G45 page for the males next month.

Thanks for looking


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Ladies ...... the news we have all been waiting for .............

Our lovely talented teacher, friend and boss is on the Graphic 45 Design Team!

Wooo Hoooo!!!

Pop over here for the official announcement.

This is wonderful news ..... we are all so very proud of you Jane!


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