Wednesday, August 16, 2017

New product with a bang!!!

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Hi all,
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.

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.  

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.


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.

Check out the full colour range in store or by
clicking here.
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 !!
9 Pages Scrapbooking Class

9 Pages Scrapbooking Class
9am - 3pm $80

Create 9 fabulous 12x12 scrapbooking pages all in just one busy creative day!
C4 - 10 Projects Class

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!!!
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!!!

Check out the full range here on our website
Blank book binding kit 
This fun kit has just arrived - Fun, fast and easy to make! This kit includes everything you need to complete a beautiful professional quality project!

Check it out here
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.

Check it out here
Dylusions Dyary Stamps 
These stamps make it easy to add months to your Creative Dyary pages (sold separately). These clear stamps feature Dyan’s signature handwriting in two styles and sizes.

Check it out here
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.

Check it out here
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.

Check it out here
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.

Check them out here
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!

Check them out here
Donna Downey Signature Art Stencils
Fun images to add to your crafting projects. Get creative!

Check them out here
The Wellington Paper Arts & Crafts Show 2017 
Saturday- Sunday, October 14th -15th

The show will be once again held at the Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua, Wellington.

For information regarding tickets - click on the link below to visit their website.
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 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!

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  

That is it for this week.

Happy Crafting

Jo, Aly and Pauline 

10am - 4pm Monday - Friday, Thursday until 8pm
Open Saturday by appointment only or unless there is a class on
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Upcoming Classes Imagine If and Take Time Out Retreat!

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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 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 

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
Phone the shop on 07 889 7838 or email to book!
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.
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!
Classes to be confirmed but will include a 9 pages scrapbooking day for both months and lots of other fun classes!

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!

Click the link below to book and pay the $10 deposit.
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 4th - Open Pauline and Aly at the shop, Jo is at Trina's Retreat
Thursday 5th-Friday 6th - Open Pauline at the shop, Jo & Aly in Dunedin.
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

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.

Happy Crafting
Jo, Aly and Pauline 
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