Sunday, May 30, 2010

7 Gypsies....Toot Toot

Just popping in to let you know that we got a mention over on the 7 Gypsies Blog, One Lucky Day. Whoo, hoo! We love their blog for inspiration and entertainment. Paula and Deb are so lovely and it was such a pleasure to meet them and attend their class.

Thanks for the mention girls. You can check it out here.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Product Review by Alex

One of the perks of working in a scrapbooking store is the ability to take home great products to try out. And today I was lucky enough to take home the We Are Memory Keeps - Magnetic Cutting Mat, Circle Cutter and Twist Trimmer Combo Pack.

The magnetic mat is approx 18" x 14" and comes with a magnetized metal ruler.
The Circle Cutter is magnetic and works with the above mat perfectly.
The Magnetic Twist Trimmer Combo Pack gives you a magnetic ruler to work with the mat and 8 different blades to work with.

These are the blades that you get:


And it is so easy to work with. I was really surprised at how easy it was to cut circles and the blades are safe and easy to use. When I got home I couldn't get them out of the packets fast enough (but I did pause to get my camera ready so that I could share my experience with you :)
So the blades are inter-changeable on the magnetic ruler, you just take the little clip off the end and slide one off and the new one on.

Then to use it you position your paper on the grid mat (which is perfect for getting your lines straight), hold your paper down with the magnetic ruler, take hold of the blade and twist (which brings the blade down) and drag. Easy!

And for the decorative blades it is just as easy!
Then the circle cutter. This is fabulous, it can cut circles from 4" to 12". Yes, 12 inches!! So how to use it. You start by securing your paper to the mat, you can use repositionable tape like I did or WRMK do have little magnetic posts (we have these on order at the moment).
Then you adjust the arm by loosening the blue bit at the top of the large orange knob and pulling the arm out to the size you would like.
The arm is marked with inches and centimetres. Tighten the blue bit to secure, remove the blade cap, place the magnetized circle cutter to the centre of your paper and you are ready to cut.
Holding the two orange knobs and applying light pressure to the blade end, allow the knob to spin as you rotate the cutter around.

Perfect circles have never been so easy!
I do think that I need a whole set of these all to myself. How will I survive when I take it back to work?? Anyway, enough of my dilemmas. If you like the look of these products and would like me to demonstrate them for you, call into the store and I would be happy to. Thanks for lasting through my looooong product review. Hope to see you in the store soon,

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

June Release of Kaiser.... store now!!!!

Yep, that's right. The new Kaiser ranges for June are in store and on the shelf, ready to go. And again, they are great.

First up is Konstrukt. Perfect for the boys pages etc.
The papers are great.

Cute stamps that you could use for lots of themes.

The Die Cuts are fabulous.

The second range is Le Chateau. Sophistication and class all the way.
The papers are divine!

And the stamps............I mean, look at that birdcage and chandelier!
Of course there is alot more to these ranges, so come on in and be sure to get your selection before it all goes.

(pictures courtesy of Kaiser )

Monday, May 24, 2010

Tools of the Trade

Just thought I would highlight for you, some of the tools we have in-store here at Pages 2 Scrap.

EK Success Stamp-a-ma-jig Stamp Positioner
This is a fabulous tool to help you line up your stamping. It will help you stamp your images or sentiments in just the right place. It is also fantastic for two-step stamping.

EK Success Rub-on Tool Kit

This his value pack includes the Rub-On Tool, Adhesive Remover and one sheet of free rub-ons. The Rub-On Tool is designed for easy rubon applicationand the remover is great for when you have accidentally put your rub-on in the wrong place.

Tim Holtz Texture Fades

Distress to impress! Textured Fades Embossing Folders easily emboss in such a way that select areas of the image appear perfectly faded and distressed. You can turn ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. The large folder fits the exact dimensions of an A2 card. Can be used in all die cutting machines.

Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz Die
These big dies cut almost anything including cardstock, felt, fabric, foam, magnet, leather, craft aluminum, and many other materials. Can be used in all die cutting machines.

X Cut Corner Rounder
Perfect product for rounding your corners on all your projects.

Print Blocks 12 x 12 Binder Album
And of course the perfect album to put all your pages in. This binder album is perfect for lots of pages or those 'lumpy bumpy' pages.

We have so many more tools, too many to mention. So come on into the store to check them out.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

What? No Patterned Paper

That is the title of Georgina's Class this week. She will teach you how to create a super page with just cardstock, ink and a set of stamps. It is a gorgeous page that would suit any feminine theme.
Call the store on 1300 664 228 during business hours to book your spot. It is on Friday 28th May at 9.30am and the cost is only $25 which includes all you need to create your page.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tattered Angels Love

We have had to create a whole large space for our Tattered Angels products. And it looks great! We have received our first shipment of Tattered Angels new products and they are moving quite fast. So be sure to come in and check them out. Here is some of what is on the shelf:

Facination Folder from the Heidi Swapp range

New stencils, also from Heidi

And Foil Chips
And gorgeous keys that come in black, copper and silver

We also got a small selection of the new Glimmermist Chalkboard with more on the way

Be sure to come in and check out all these new Tattered Angels products, but also all the other goodies we have had arrive in-store.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Last week we all headed down to Sydney to attend Mystified and the SIA trade event at Homebush. It was fantastic, we got to see and play with new product, attend classes by fantastic tutors and make sure we got some new contacts to stock up the store.

On Monday Tracey, Alex, Bec and Jo attended Mystified with Heidi Swapp and Wendy Senger. We learnt so much about glimmermisting and the new products coming out. Actually, some of the new products arrived in store this week (make sure you come by and check them out).
We glimmered, glammed and glazed all day.
And ended up with really stained hands.
Then Georgina joined us for the next two days at SIA. We did classes with 7 Gypsies, Pink Paislee, Basic Grey, Collections Elements, Prima and more. It was great.
The 7 Gypsies class was a favourite with all of us.
We did make and takes to try out new products and tools.
We had a crop night with challenges, competitions and lots of chatting.
Heidi gave a very motivational speech on the second day at lunch. None of us expected lunch and tears!!
Meeting and being taught by Becky Fleck. This was fantastic for all of us to see great teachers in action.
We can't wait to share with you all that we learnt in our up coming classes. And to show you all the new goodies as they come into the store.

Thanks for stopping by.