Sunday, June 20, 2010

SENZ Sunday Times - Edition Seven

Only 5 more weeks to go until NZ's Paper Expo...!

We're back from our trip to Brisbane (except Vicki is enjoying the warmer weather a bit longer...). If you want to read about our trip and all the exciting products that we've brought back, then read our blog 17th June.

I've spent all weekend putting the new stock in the shop and I'll have it loaded up online as soon as possible. This week we should also have the time to send out the information regarding the SENZ classes and what you'll need to bring.

Here's part two of the interview with the Kaisercraft girls. Al Hannah answers some questions...

Al loves the new Le Chateau range - it's her favourite one this year (and I have to agree it's pretty special). We just got the collection delivered and I can't wait to have a play. Think bird cages, keys and a french provincial style collection. The stamps and metal keys have sold out in Aussie already - but they're back in stock next week.

Al loves the new wooden flourish vines and if you check out the Kaisercraft blog you'll see some great use of opals on them. She also enjoys embellishing her projects with pearl strips.

Al likes to complete her Beyond-the-Page projects properly (so she paints the backs as well!). She paints the edges of projects first, then uses glue to stick down the paper, trims off the excess with a craft knife and then , and then uses the Kaisercraft file set to get a tidy edge.

(Melissa tried at this time to find a project that Al had not completely finished - checking the back of all the projects at the Kaiser stand - but she didn't find one! Al joined in the fun and showed us a Melissa boo-boo. We tried to take a photo of it - but Melissa was too quick with her hand!)

As far as tools go, Al is a fan of her Making Memories trimmer and EK Success punches.

Al loves layouts most of all as they are a good way to preserve memories and the journalling acts as a record of people's lives. But she also makes gifts for others - (although I got the feeling that she's made enough recipe books for the moment!)

Al is a homely person and loves to spend time with her 2 boys and husband. She doesn't seem to be doing much crafting after hours at the moment - she gets to do it all at work! She loves Thailand in August - and so she's not so keen on the cold! She hasn't been to NZ before and has no ideas what it's like. She's looking forward to meeting new people and having fun with Artfull Crafts customers in the classes.

Design Team
Why don't you consider joining our Design Team? We're happy to receive pictures of projects if it's not suitable or practical to send them in the post. Some people have even sent us YouTube clips! Applications close 3rd August.

Keep warm this week!
Artfull Crafts

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you have had fun and have lots of new goodies for us to buy....cant wait. 3rd of August seems like lots of time but im sure it will go fast,was stressed a bit the other day for some reason thinking the deadline was the 3rd of July, lol.