Monday, June 25, 2012

Stamp and Scrapbook Madness is on the Move

Good Morning Bloggers!
For those of you in the know and have read your Stamp and Scrapbook Madness/ Papertrenz weekly newsletter you will know by now that the Hawthorne shop is moving very shortly to be merged into the one at Wynnum.

Big news.  I know that there will be a lot of Customers that will be upset by this news.  But I say to them that we have to focus on the positives.  The store will still be open, just 15 minutes down the road.  The hours it will be open will be massively increased (63 hours a week!!).  The stock will all be in one place, the classroom is exponentially bigger, and hey, I'll be there! ;)
Yes it is a bit sad. (Remember, I just live 3 blocks from the shop at Hawthorne ;) but at least it isn't closing! With so many Scrapbook stores having closed down over the last couple of years we are becoming a dying breed, so we have to do what is most sensible to keep going.
 I hope that everyone that shops at Hawthorne will continue to support the store as it moves, and for those that it will just become too far for - the SSM website is in the middle of a major overhaul (well overdue) and will soon be accurate (gasp) and cheaper than in-store, with instant postage calculation and everything!
Now that's flash ;)
So I say, don't be sad.  Rejoice that the store has been given the chance to still stay open, to still be here, and remember, I will still be there, ready to give hugs where they are needed, advice where it is wanted, and incessant nattering where it is tolerated ;)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Weekend Overload

Hey there Bloggers!
You will be pleased to know that I managed to survive the enormously full-on week I just had.
 I have played with Tim, become a  certified Copic Designer, demo-ed for 3 full days at the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo and generally run around like a head-less chicken.
  It was all good fun though.
I caught up with friends that I hadn't seen for ages and got to make some new ones (like the beautiful La La Land Princesses ;)  I did manage to wrangle today off  (those boxes from the show aren't going anywhere ;) and spend an inordinately long time organizing my ribbons. (What can I say - storage soothes the soul).

So, I'm going to love you and leave you all with a few pics, while I try to sneak off and have a well earned nap.
The Papertrenz Stand
Lois - cute as a button with her stash
The man himself (Kerrie came for moral support)
He's such a cracker
The long suffering Mario
The stunning La La Land Girls
Nat and I with the Queen 
They want me to do WHAT with the Copic Markers?!

My very first attempt at colouring people with Copic Markers

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Technique Overload

Hi there bloggers.
I know that it has been an absolute age since I have posted.  But I'm back in the saddle (so to speak)  I just thought that I would share a few pics of the fantastic class I did today with the great man himself Tim Holtz!!
Yes, that's right, Rachel and I had the honour today to have an all day class with him (along with around 30-40 other ladies).  We had an awesome time and learned an enormous amount.  So exciting!!

Our goodies waiting for us on the tables

What was in the box
I had to take a photo of the huffing demo ;)

Horrendous photo of me (as usual) just wait until you see the hilarious one taken with
Rachel's phone ;)
So, I have another HUGE 5 days ahead - full day of Copic Certification tomorrow, then setting up of the show stand straight after.  3 enormous crazy days of the show and then Copic Intermediate Certification on Tuesday.  Eeek. Then an 8am Parent/Teacher interview at school on Wednesday. And then crawl into bed ;)

Wish me luck!