Monthly Archives: January 2012

NEW Release – Word Rub Ons SPECIAL

As always I like to give you a special offer when you buy in bulk…..
On offer this week is 30 x Rub On words (1 of each) which are due to be released in March. There are only 10 available at this special price.
Normal Price – $1.49 each.

Special Offer: $35.00 for all 30 + FREE postage (=$1.16 each which is a saving of $9.70).
Click HERE to purchase.

Please note these will be posted no later than the 1st March.

Kaisercraft page Kit Subscription

Hello Again!

Here is a third and final subscription plan offer.

Working together with Kaisercraft we are delighted to be able to offer you a page kit for every collection. You can choose to subscribe to either one or both of the new collections every month.
Each kit contains full colour instructions and all the product needed to re-create a double layout + 2 single pages designed by the very talented and popular Melissa Kennedy.

Each kit costs $35, and you will receive a selection of papers, stickers, rub ons and other embellishments valued at at least $35…sometimes more!

You can choose to receive 1 collection per month or both. All kits will be posted (or ready for collection) the 1st of every month. They will be posted via express so you will have it anywhere in Australia by the 4th of the month at the latest.

Payment is by credit card, and you will need to authorise us to deduct the kit amount + postage every month.


Pre-order and pay for 12 months x 1 kit per month starting in March ($420.00) and receive a bag full of Scrapping Goodies valued at $60.00. These will be delivered at the same time as the April kits.
Pre-order and pay for 6 months x 2 kits per month starting in March ($420.00) and receive a bag full of  Scrapping Goodies valued at $60.00. These will be delivered at the same time as the April Kits. + FREE postage on all your kits.

Sign up for life-time subscription (for 1 kit per month) and receive a Scrap Kit valued at $30 after 6 months, or sign up for both kits per month and receive a Scrap kit valued at $30 after 3 months. (sign up starts any month). With this option you pay monthly via credit card.

Click here to purchase. 

Collection sneak peeks in the coming months….

Introducing TINY WOODS

Hello Everyone!

When I was first sent the catalogue from Kaisercraft with the new collections I wasn’t really too excited about Tiny woods, but now its in store and I created 2 layouts with it last night (will share a bit later this week 🙂 ) I must say I really love it now. Very versatile, suits many themes and has lots of cute little animals on it.

Here are some of the projects featured in the FREE magazine available in store now.

Placemats and coasters

Rewards Chart – Full instructions to make this great rewards chart is in the Workshop magazine!

February Kaiser Release – Now in Store

2 brand new collections from Kaisercraft are now available in store.
Kit club members: On Tuesday all parcels will be posted or available for pick up in store. If you haven’t yet put in your preference for either Tiny Woods or These Days please let me know today. Thanks!

 Tiny Woods is a woodland inspired range featuring all hand-drawn, cute-sy forest animals in warm tones. It’s playful and fun, and is made up of simple small patterns that are versatile enough to be used for either boy or girls.
This range has six 12 x 12″ Double Sided Papers, two 12 x 12″ Specialty Papers, Sticker Sheet, 6 x 6″ Paper Pad, Coloured Rub Ons, Clear Stamps, Collectables and Layered Chipboard.

Rekindle memories from past treasured days gone by with our These Days Collection. Designed with heritage and ancestory projects in mind, this range lends itself to all sorts of themes. The green blue and browns are easy to use for a male project but alternatively the florals and warm orange/coral papers are perfect for friendship/mother daughter, or any vintage style project. If you have been tracing your family tree, this is the range for you! This range has six 12 x 12″ Double Sided Papers, one 12 x 12″ Specialty Paper, Sticker Sheet, 6 x 6″ Paper Pad, Brown Rub Ons, Clear Stamps, and Collectables.


Hello! Welcome to sneak peek of what is coming to your favourite Scrapbooking Store!
These are not a new release – but are new to Australia.
Kand Co had a few issues importing these as the brand shares the name with drink bottles here in Australia. But the legalities have now been resolved and Smash is due in store end of Feb / beginning of March.

SMASH – For the moments and musings that stick!

Would you like to see the products in more detail? Click here to go to the K&Co Smash Catalogue.

Can’t wait for these to arrive. They will be perfect to add on to the special classes our resident Mixed Media Artist is planning…..

SHE ART sneak Peek – bought to you by pink paisley :)

Hello Everyone!

This week we will introduce you to some of the beautiful collections being released at this weeks CHA. We have order 7 new collections from prima, plenty of Christi Tomlinson and lots more. Make sure you come back every day to have a look.

The following is from the Pink Paisley Blog. We have pre-ordered these products and will let you know as soon as they are available. Probably towards the end of February.


We are so proud to show you our very first sneak peek of 2012 because we are huge fans of this artist and crafty diva! Christy Tomlinson has been working with us to develop a “mini paper collection” that includes products she uses over and over again while creating her adored SHE ART canvas’ designs.  Now you can get “her favorite” items all in one place: Press ons, tissue paper, patterned papers, masks and of course paper bits and pieces.  We hope to expand this line later this year but to kick it off we would like to show you these amazing bold, colorful and inspirational products that will be shipping to stores in late February!
Join us in BOOTH 2091 to watch live demonstrations with Christy Tomlinson on Sunday and Monday from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SHE ART  | 6 x 6 Petite Paper Pack
SHE ART  | 12 x 12 Inspire
SHE ART  |  12 x 12 Soar
SHE ART  |  12 x 12 Courage
SHE ART  |  12 x 12 Hope
SHE ART  | 12 x 12 Truth
SHE ART  | 12 x 12 Leap


mixed media project examples:

She Art Canvas  |  by Christy Tomlinson
She Art Girl  |  by Christy Tomlinson

paper crafting project examples:

She….  |  by Greta Hammond
She (close up)  |  by Greta Hammond
Twirl  |  by Vicki Boutin
I heart U  |  by Mona Pendleton
Sweet  |  by Mona Pendleton

Otober Afternoon – Farmhouse

Have I told you lately how much I LOVE October Afternoon? When Farmhouse arrived in store a couple of weeks ago I couldn’t wait to use it.

My Stash

Narrowing down the papers to use…

Once the papers are chosen, i then choose which photo to use.

I then have a look through my stash to see what card stck matches as well…

Start cutting and placing where I might stick which paper

Don’t forget to ink the edges…

Stick on some of the embellishments.

Final Product…. What do you think of it?

This kit is available as papers and embellishments but no instructions.
Hope you had a great day.

Basic Grey Page of the Month Kit

BASIC GREY page-of-the-month Subscription
We are happy to once again offer the  BasicGrey Page of the Month Program. It’s a year long program where you will receive all of the beautiful Basic Grey products to make a double page lay out ever month. The first month is March and will run till February 2013. The kits are posted / distributed every 2 months to save on postage.
This year’s theme is Past, Present and Future – but as always you can easily customize a page to suit you.
With every kit you will receive full colour (very detailed) instructions, the latest releases, approx.. 10 – 12 sheets of double sided paper + plenty of embellishments and alpha stickers.
In each kit you will be provided with themes and journaling prompts so that you can scrapbook about whatever you choose. You could also use your BasicGrey Page of the Month to scrapbook about a specific theme.
BONUS GIFT: BasicGrey are offering an exclusive Designer Tote Bag at the end of the program.
We expect kits to be posted to you in the following months.
Kit 1 and 2 –early March
Kit 3 and 4 –early May
Kit 5 and 6 –early July
Kit 7 and 8 – early September
Kit 9 and 10 – early November
Kit 11 and 12 – early January 2012
You can choose one of the below subscription offers to receive your year’s worth of kits:
1. Payment made per kit (MONTHLY). $60.00 + $10 postage charged every 2 months. (you must choose for the credit card option – not the paypal option so we are able to deduct bi-monthly)
2. Payment made for all 6 shipments in advance. $330.00 (=$55.00 per 2 kits) paid for when your initial subscription is purchased. Plus you will receive FREE EXPRESS POSTAGE on ALL 6 of your kits!
CANCELLATIONS: If you choose to cancel your subscription at any time you will not be eligible for the bonus gift tote. Any free postage received will be deducted from the money refunded.

Choose the option you prefer – Monthly or Annual. You will be charged at the time you place your order.
Click here to order.

Paper Cutters

Hello Everyone! 
Did you do something fun on Australia Day?At least the heat eased of a bit for todays celebrations.

Today I would like to tell you a little about the cutters we have in stock. We have 3 main ones as well as a couple of others. The 3 I’m blogging about today are the ones I would recommend.

I’ll start with the Making Memories Precision Trimmer.

The good Points:
* It’s self sharpening = never needing a replacement blade.
* It has 1/2″ grid across the whole cutter, making measuring more accurate.
* The grid also contains pre-measured sections for 4″ x 6″, 5″ x 7″, 8″ x 10″ and 8.5″ x 11″.
* You can cut thin slivers of paper easily.
* It’s sturdy
* Magnetic ruler for holding paper in place while cutting

The not so good Points:
* Its a bit more bulky
* If you align the paper flush against the top it won’t cut straight – you need to align with the grid lines.
* Its a bit of an investment.

make sure you shop around when purchasing a tool like this, but I think you will find we have a very competitive price of $89.97 This is our everyday price.

The next Cutter I will tell you about has to be my absolute favourite. The Kaisercraft Rotary Cutter.

I have used mine for over 2 years and have only just replaced the blade. Replacement blades cost $7.99.
There are also replaceable cutting mats which costs $4.99 per pack of 2. The average person would replace them about every 6 months.
You align the paper along to top edge to cut a perfectly straight line. Measurements are in cm and inches. 
This cutter is also perfect for the left handed person.
This cutter costs $44.99.

Finally let me show you the Provocraft Paper Trimmer.

This was the first trimmer I ever used, mine was the previous edition in pink and green. Love it, very light weight and easy to take to crops. I also find this the easier trimmer if you want to take an exact square or rectangle out of the centre of the paper.

The down side, blades get blunt quite quickly. This is a great cutter for the beginners and kids.

We sell them in store for $16.99 – What a bargain!

I hope this little break down has been helpful to you. We always stock these 3, but we also have a couple of others we get in from time to time. We are able to order in practically any cutter available on the market at very competitive prices.

Only a couple of days left and the kids will be back at school. (insert happy dance) and this year is extra exciting for me as I will have 2 kids at school! Mathijs is very excited to be starting Kindy. My poor little baby will be lonely without his partner in crime…but only a year to go and he will be at school too.

Take care!