August has sneaked up on me, and we haven't had time to send the newsletter out. I have been away teaching in Auckland at Take time out Retrea the first weekend of the month. It was a wonderful location to teach in, though we were all tempted to go and sit on the beach with a coffee and forget the class. Although I did get a text from my youngest child asking why the shop had a sign on the front door saying "We are closed, gone shopping while the boss is away." Hmm like I was going to fall for that trick by Aly and Pauline...
We have been busy designing classes, for C4, which is coming up in November, as well as our usual scrapbooking classes and monthly classes. On top of designing new kits and chipboard, and a new piece for our Christmas village. In saying that we haven't finished the kits, as we have been waiting, waiting, waiting on product.
If you have been thinking out doing some scrapbooking, we have a couple of spots opened up, either Wednesday morning 10am - 12pm, or Thursday night 6pm - 8pm, everything is supplied for $25.00, all your paper, product and embellishments. If you are a beginner and you are worried, don't be - we are all here to help you. You need to commit to a full term and if you are away one week you need to take the kit as we have to order stock in for the classes.
ART THERAPY GROUP
We are also opening up space in our Art Therapy group, this is the first time I have advertised this class, which I have run for over 6 years. It is every Thursday afternoon, from 1pm- 3pm. It is a class of mixed activities. Sometimes you will be doing art, sometimes cards, sometimes.... well you get the idea. It is about trying new things, and seeing how you go. We show you techniques and tricks, but you also get to decide how to do things. Please phone me to discuss this class. 078897838. Cheryl is the tutor, she is taking over from me, so that I can focus on other things. The cost of this class is $10.00 but sometimes you need to bring things from home and there can be optional things available for purchase which can add to the project if you want.
Finally we have big news... your not going to believe it. BUT WE ARE SHIFTING AGAIN!!!!!!Trust me I know. But we have out grown our space, and we just cannot continue to grow where we are. So we have taken over the lease of another store in town, and we will advise that location a bit closer to the time, so as not to confuse you as we are not moving till October, after Paper arts. In the meantime we are tidying up shelves, stands and getting really tough with things, lol, we are crafter's... we don't get rid of stuff.
20 PAGES CLASS 2018
WOW the Morrinsville scrapbooking buffet class in March is sold out!!!!, we are taking wait list names, if you are still interested. Every other location still has some spaces, although some are getting quite full. So be quick if you do want to come. In October we will lock in the numbers and you will be committed to coming to the class as we have to order in large amounts of stock for these classes we can't accept any cancellations after October unless we or you can find someone to take your spot.
That's it for now,
Hopefully we should have the new kits released next week.
FIREWORKS SPRAYS ARE HERE!!!!
Our latest product range has arrived and are sure to create an explosion of colour on your projects!!!
Fireworks Shimmer Craft sprays are designed to add color and shimmer to any paper-crafting or art project. The unique water-based formulation allows inks to be highly visible on both light and dark cardstock. They can be blended or layered. Use as watercolors to brush on stamped images or spray on stencils. Available in 23 different colours, they are acid free and non-toxic.
AUGUST 19th Mixed Media and Painting Canvas Class 10am- 12pm $60
This class was sold out - but we now have 2 spaces available
Phone us to book your spot !!
AUGUST 26th 9 Pages Scrapbooking Class SOLD OUT
SEPTEMBER 23rd 9 Pages Scrapbooking Class 9am - 3pm $80
Create 9 fabulous 12x12 scrapbooking pages all in just one busy creative day!
NOVEMBER 11th C4 - 10 Projects Class 4 SPACES AVAILABLE Jo is furiously designing these fantastic projects including a Waterless Snowglobe, a Home sweet home project, an envelope book, a secret steampunk box book and a few more to be announced leading up to the day!!!
NOVEMBER 3rd 6 Christmas Cards Class 10am - 2pm $35
Create 6 festive Christmas cards for you to send out to your friends and family in one creative day!
"Hunkydory little Book of..."s
Some of these new little paper pads have arrived in store - including, poetry, fairy sweethearts and teddy bears!!!
On Point Glue
This glue features a stainless steel .8mm applicator has a cap with a small wire to thread into the opening of the bottle to keep it from clogging. The precision craft glue is water based and dries clear. It is not stringy. Perfect for small embellishments and intricate shapes. It allows ample time for placement after application and remains flexible when dry.
Vintage Effect Gold Wash
Use over raw or finished surfaces to achieve a light and washed-out look. Its transparency gives makers complete control over the color intensity and amount of weathering, and it does not hide the natural wood grain.
Goosebumps Shimmer Texture Spray
Add texture and shimmer to any project with Goosebumps spray. This spray easily enhances crafting projects and dries clear with a shimmer finish. Use with paper, canvas, glass, acrylic and more.
Extreme Sheen Paints
Offering an advanced, finely-pigmented formula, Extreme Sheen is a bright, water-based, acrylic metallic paint.
We have instock these three fabulous bright colours, you are guaranteed a uniform, metallic shimmer from the ultra-fine, reflective pigments.
Paper Mache Book Boxes
Papier Mache-Paper Mache Books. These books can be decorated using stickers, paint, markers, paper, fabric and more! The possibilities are limitless! Then use as fun storage box or home decor. Check them out here
BrutusMonroe Shine Bright Stamps
These stamps are perfect for card making, scrapbooking and more! Simply place the stamp onto any acrylic block (sold separately) then position and stamp!
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.
OCTOBER 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 showand we are not unpacking as as we are moving!!! Saturday 21st - Monday 23rd - WE MOVE SHOP!!!! (We will announce the address as soon as we can ... we are still in Morrinsville though!!!) Tuesday 24th - New shop opens ...all going well!
NOVEMBER Friday 10th November - Closed from 2pm to pack up shop for C4 Saturday 11th - We have C4!!!
Remember that if ever would like help with preorders, new products, ordering a product or holds, simply give us a phone at the shop on 07 889 7838 or email email@example.com
That is it for this week.
Happy Crafting Jo, Aly and Pauline
SHOP HOURS 10am - 4pm Monday - Friday, Thursday until 8pm Open Saturday by appointment only or unless there is a class on
Hi all How time flies when your having fun. We have had the best time, with Senz, and hopefully you have seen the classes we are teaching around NZ. Firstly we won best stand at Senz! Yeah for us. We did have a very busy stand, with examples everywhere, unfortunately the photos didn't do it justice. It was worth all the effort we put into it, and we were ecstatic and very grateful to win. We had a lot of fun, my team of five, taught 7 classes (5 sold out) + 2 extra double up classes, and our make n take. We had quite a few laughs at night, with plans for next year being made, bigger, brighter and ... our theme? Well we cant spill all the beans just yet, but the girls have all got roles and assignments, (its a Capricorn thing). We think we may have broken our record for taking down our display, 45 minutes, and all it cost me was three dozen sausage rolls, and a slice..... yes the same guys as last time asked for that as payment.
We then advertised our big on the road classes: Morrinsville, Wellington, Dunedin, Nelson, Christchurch and Invercargill.
We have had a lot of bookings, Morrinsville has 67 people booked in so far (3 spaces left). Nelson we have had incredible support, as well as Christchurch, both venues are going ahead as minimums were reached. Dunedin and Invercargill have been slower, and we would imagine one if not two will go ahead, but good progress and Wellington, well we might have to do some promotion at Paper Arts in October. We are teaming up with other retailers from each area, to ensure that we have a shop at each event.
Now that Senz is over we are back into our weekly scrapbooking classes starting next week, and our one off classes kick off this Saturday with Alysha. I am meant to be away in the Coromandel for a few days, but the weather has decided that isnt going to happen, so I guess it will be a chance to focus on C4, that is happening in November (3 spaces left). Maybe have a little play with some products.
Well I have a meeting soon, so better get myself moving, check out all the classes below, and we would love to see you in store soon.
P.s Trina has added more classes for her retreat in Auckland - check them out below if you want to just go up for the day only you can now book in!!!
Take Time out with Trina and Friends Retreat Classes These classes are now open to the public to book into! Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1746761355581421/ to contact Trina, and also to get more information. There are more classes available with Trina and Sofia too
Below are my classes I will be teaching at the retreat!
Take Time Out Retreat Class Friday 11.30-3pm - Jo - Wishing Well Pocket album $85.00 includes lunch Create this gorgeous A5 Album with miniature Wishing Well & Garden scene on the front cover, and 12 inside pages (6 spreads) created in lovely soft, pastel, floral colours. “Collect Memories, Not Things” is the theme for this album which has plenty of space for photos and quotes, pockets with tags for writing on, floral and frame chipboard designs, ribbons and floral embellishments.
Take Time Out Retreat Class Saturday 9am-11am - Jo - Grunge Easel $73.00 includes morning tea
Create this grungy, messy, textured and layered Mixed Media Easel, based around the theme of ‘Time’ and using lovely earthy tones - browns, creams, blacks and coppers.
Take Time Out Retreat Class Saturday 3pm-5pm - Jo - 4x Mixed Media Vintage Layouts $65
Use the brand new release Kaiser Craft papers to create these four mixed media pages using the themes of “Captured Moments”, “Memories” and “Love”. We have designed two pages male/gender neutral - with browns, blacks, greens and creams, then two designed more feminine - with pinks, creams, browns and whites.
UPCOMING INSTORE CLASSES Phone the shop on 07 889 7838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book!
THIS SATURDAY!! (ONLY 2 SPACES LEFT) July 22nd - Prima Princess Mixed MediaBook Cover Class 10am - 12pm $40 Utilise the lovely new Prima Princesses Printed Watercolour sheets (Choose a lady of your choice from the pad) as a base, then decorate and build her up in a mixed media style all on the cover of a heavy duty blank book (maybe an art journal) or for photos or a diary. Use colourblast sprays, watercolour paints, embossing paste, buttons, flowers and much more to create gorgeous one of a kind designs!
Perfect for beginners to mixed media without getting too messy or it being too scary! Or great for those who want a fun, pretty and creative class to do!
AUGUST 12th - Work on a Kit Day!! 9am - 12pm (Cost depends on the kit you choose) Buy one of our many kits in store on the day - then work on it here with Aly available to assist you. Bring along a friend (you can choose different projects) and gossip and chat together working on your projects knowing you have assistance if you need it! You could make a Christmas House or Church, the Sweet Treats Patisserie, Garden or Coffee House, Tag Art, Memory box, Christmas sleigh or tree, Christmas or Beach Book or any other kit we have in stock on the day!
If you want to do a kit you already have brought from us in the past but never got around to doing then the cost for your table space is $10.
SOLD OUT!!!! AUGUST 19th Mixed Media and Painting Canvas Class
AUGUST 26th - 9 Pages Scrapbooking Class 9am - 3pm $80 Create 9 fabulous 12x12 scrapbooking pages all in just one busy creative day!
SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER Classes to be confirmed but will include a 9 pages scrapbooking day for both months and lots of other fun classes!
ONLY 3 SPACES LEFT FOR THIS EVENT!!
NOVEMBER 11th - C4, Colour Candy & Creative Chaos 10 Projects all in 1 Day - 9am-6pm $130 each Held at the Morrinsville Little Theatre the price includes all 10 projects, lunch, morning and afternoon tea! There is a limited number of spaces so book quick! This day is action packed and busy busy busy to get 10 awesome projects done - a great way to get those christmas presents started!
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.
AUGUST Friday 4th - Open Pauline and Aly at the shop, Jo is at Trina's Retreat OCTOBER Thursday 5th-Friday 6th - Open Pauline at the shop, Jo & Aly in Dunedin. NOVEMBER Friday 10th November - Closed from 2pm to pack up shop for C4 Saturday 11th - We have C4!!!
Remember that if ever would like help with any of the following, simply give us a phone at the shop on 07 889 7838 or email email@example.com.
PREORDERS on NEW products, ORDERING in a particular product or HOLDS on in-stock PRODUCTS or KITS
That is it for this week. We look forward to seeing you in store, at one of the upcoming shows or hearing from you online.