Thursday, 28 February 2013

Kit of the Week: Hunt and Gather

SAVE 58% off the Hunt and Gather collection from Kaisercraft - only while stocks last!

The kit includes 

* 13 sheets of 12x12" paper
* a pack of chipboard shapes and 
* an Acrylic stamp. 

The kit can be purchased {here}

Retail value of this kit is $36.17!! And we are selling them for a very low $15!

Hunt & Gather is the collection that is sure to bring your masculine themed layouts to life! Escape to the great outdoors and Hunt & Gather will perfectly match any of your camping, fishing or father and son adventures.

Click {here} to head over to the Kaisercraft website and download the relevant workshop magazine. (July 2011 features Hunt & Gather)

Hope you enjoy your week!


Wednesday, 20 February 2013

A Prima Educator is coming to Geraldton!

Join us for a wonderful weekend full of fun and lots of Prima flowers!

We are very lucky to have been able to book Janine in her very busy schedule! I have fallen in love with her work and am very excited to have her join us for a weekend full of inspiration, lots of techniques and doing what we all love – Scrapbooking!

A little about the teacher…

 Hi my name is Janine Koczwara, and I am from Adelaide, Australia.  I have been scrap obsessed for 9 years now. It was my husband, Paul who suggested I should get a hobby, however I don’t think he anticipated the passion I would develop for scrapbooking!   I have 5 children, Lachlan 15, Cameron 13, Ethan 9, Kaitlyn 5 and Ashton 3 who all feature in my pages. I am currently a Prima Endorsed Educator and prior to that was part of the Prima Design Team for 3 years. I have been privileged to be a DT member for For Keeps magazine in 2005 and again in 2007. Then in 2009 I won a place on their Elite Team. I have been published in For Keeps, Scrapbooking Memories, Scrapbook Creations, Australian Stamping and Papercraft (all Australian magazines) as well as magazines in Sweden and Russia and the online magazine Scrapstreet.  . I have also been on the, Aussie Scrap Source Design Team (Australia’s premier wholesaler) and Chatterbox Design Team and I am a Co-founder of The Color Room, an inspiration site for scrapbookers.
I have been teaching scrapbooking for over 8 years, and love the opportunity to share the techniques I have learnt along my scrapbooking journey as well as meeting the wonderful people in my classes. I have travelled both interstate and internationally teaching scrapbooking. My style is best described as Shabby Chic, and is extremely layered and feminine and I love to show people how to re-create all those beautiful layers in their pages.

A break down of the Weekend


8.30am – 9.30am:     Registration and morning tea

9.30am – 12.00pm:  
Layout Class (Feminine Distress)

12.00pm – 1.00pm:   Lunch Break

1.00pm – 3.30pm:    Card Class – Pretty Pastels

3.30pm – 4.30pm:    Afternoon Tea

7pm: Optional Dinner in town (cost not included in the day)


8.30am – 9.30am:     Registration and morning tea

9.30am – 12.00pm:  
Layout Class (Mostly Masculine)

12.00pm – 1.00pm:   Lunch Break

1.00pm – 3.30pm:     Canvas Mixed Media Class

3.30pm – 4.30pm:     Afternoon Tea

The Classes

Mostly Masculine Layout Class

Creating masculine layouts always seems more challenging than pretty feminine pages, but with the right papers, a great design and a few well placed embellishments, masculine doesn’t have to be boring. This class will cover techniques of heave distressing with duo toned inking, gesso masking and creating loads of layers for a “mostly” masculine page, because males can still appreciate a bit of nature!

Kit costs: $29.95

Pretty Pastel Cards

The new Prima Hello Pastel line is perfect for those pretty feminine cards. In this class you will layer up your cards with loads of gorgeous details to really get the sentiment across! You will get the chance to use the brand new Prima dies by sizzix and learn how to colour dollies, use layers, dimension and contrasting colour to produce beautiful cards.

Kit costs: $19.95

Feminine Distress Layout Class

This class involves layers of distressing for a shabby chic feminine finish. Explore the use of texture, incorporating cardboard, heavy distressing, torn and distressed paper embellishments, and adding pretty doilies. You will also cover a fun masking technique with distress ink and adding paper napkins to your project. All of this is et off with stunning Prima flowers slightly altered just for fun.

Kit Costs: $42.50

Mixed Media Doll Canvas

Create an amazing mixed media canvas, full of techniques for that perfect gift or artwork for your own wall. Layering paper for a patchwork background, gesso, masking with texture paste and texturizing your background with tissue paper and napkins and colouring with acrylic and sprays before creating a cute paper doll to finish off your canvas. This class is guaranteed to be FUN!

Kit costs: $37.50

The weekend will be held on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April in the Worree Park Hall.


It costs $45.00 to attend per day + class kits.

The $45 covers morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea + tutor fee.

If you would only like to attend 1 class on a day, you will still need to pay $45 but you are welcome to come and work on your own project in the designated area for day scrappers.

Your day fee needs to be paid in full upon booking your place, Class kits need to be paid in full by Saturday 13th April.

Day fee is non refundable 2 weeks prior to the event. You are able to find someone else to take your place if you are no longer able to attend.

Payments can be made in store or via credit card over the phone.

Places are filling fast so please ensure you book asap to secure your place at this wonderful event!

Class requirements will be available from the 5th March and will be handed out when payment of kit fee is received.

Contact me with any questions!

Marijke     0408 913684

Monday, 18 February 2013

Craft Storage

I have a LOT of craft supplies here at home, yet I wouldn't have a clue what I really have. Why? Because I don't have the right storage.

I end up putting items in boxes to tidy up and stack the boxes up and then when I need something which I THINK I might have I either can not find it or can't be bothered looking through the 5 or so (ok 20ish or so....) boxes to find it so don't use it.

Take Washi Tape for example. I have around 20 rolls of it in a draw on my desk - but out of sight = out of mind! 

Ever since I have started using the WeR memory keeper tape dispensers I use washi tape a lot more.(so does my daughter...but hey its there to be used right?)

That brings me to my new craft room - I will finally have my own space to spread out all my scrapbooking items instead of sharing the dining table with the kids. But I need to make the most of my space and have everything easily accessible and make it look neat all in one!

So I started an online search and this is what I found: 
NB: (I have repinned them all on to a board in Pinterst so you can track back whose image it is {here} )

There are some great ideas here! My head is spinning with ideas now.... I think a trip to Ikea is in order - I just LOVE their storage items (see bottom photo) and I think draws will work best for me. Although I am rather partial to all the jars and would love to organise my flowers, buttons and ribbons into colours.... but who knows in my busy life how long it will stay looking that pretty!?

How have you organised your craft room? 

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Kit of the Week - Blae and Ivy

Introducing our kit of the week.

Every week we will have a new kit put together and offering it to you at a greatly reduced price. This week its Blae and Ivy.

It features beautiful blue, olive and grey. The kit includes 6 double sided sheets of paper, 1 12 x 12" sticker sheet and a pack of rub ons.

Ideas and inspiration for this collection

Retail value: $18.53. This week (Monday 18th February till Sunday 25th February) you can purchase this kit for $9.26 - that is 50% off!

Limited supply available. You can purchase {here}

Friday, 8 February 2013

Maya Road Bag Tag

On Tuesday after school the kids made some bag tags for their school bags.

Everyone in the whole school has the same green bag - so having some fancy tags hanging off it make them easier to identify!

The kids loved painting them and when they where dry we heat embossed them with clear UTEE to protect them. And the good news is we still have a handful of these sets of chipboard to give away for free! Just spend $20 or more in store. (Limit of 1 per customer)

Wednesday, 6 February 2013