Chicken Talk Volume 1, Issue 2 AUGUST 2004 HOT FROM THE NEST Scrapbook New Products In-store Now!!! Secrets • “Life’s Journey” papers and embellished stickers from NEWSLETTER K&Co. Perfect for your heritage pages • Autumn Leaves “Foldables” - a one-page wonder Store Opening Hours perfect for making mini concertina scrapbooks - many great designs (a fantastic gift idea) Mon-Fri 10am-6pm Sat CLOSED* • Hot new Karen Foster paper - from her USA Spring Sun 12pm-5pm Release *except pre-booked crop nights • Cristina Re coordinating vellums, papers, seals & envelopes perfect for that special invitation or card • Gorgeous Buckram albums from Australian company DID U KNOW? Coral Coast to make you drool! Scrapbook Secrets stocks close to the entire range of Bazzill cardstock , in addition to other quality card- stock ranges lining the July Bits & Pieces shelves. You will find 100’s of different Those who attended the July 8 workshop with Jenny Sutherland from colours, to make get- NZ were in for a treat. Scrapbook Secrets was the only store to host a ting the perfect match “Jenny workshop”. Jenny is such an accomplished teacher with many even easier. fantastic ideas begging to be passed on. The class was a sell-out and the ladies who attended left with an innovative layout and a mini scrap- book to take home and inspire them. For those who were unable to Did you know you can attend, there are examples in-store now of the wonderful Autumn also receive our newslet- Leaves “Foldables”, including the full range for purchase. ter via email? Just fill out your details when you In July, Cherie and Nerellie attended one of Julie Van Oosten’s won- visit our store next, ring derful all-day workshops, where Jenny Sutherland was also teaching. or email us with your de- They have come back with great ideas to pass on to you through new tails and we will have classes. See in-store for more details and examples to tempt you to get your issue to you faster creative with Julie’s product range Collections! than you can say scrap- booking! Volume 1, Issue 2 Page 2 Embossing Powder Embossing powder is fantastic for giving a stamped image a wonderful dimension that is actually very easy to achieve. To start, you need to stamp an image with a pigment ink pad (which dries slowly). Sprinkle powder over the image until it is fully covered (have a scrap piece of paper under your work). Shake off the excess powder (leaving only that sticking to the image) which can be saved and reused by tapping the edge of the page on the table to remove stubborn crystals. Heat the image until the powder melts. The best tool for melting the powder is a dedicated embossing heat gun (not a hair dryer!) although a toaster can be used in a pinch. Embossing powder is available in many different colours and textures—all giving wonderful results from metallic, to pearl, to foil and glitter. Powders start from $6.65 and a quality embossing heat gun is $73.00. Embossing Enamel Ultra thick embossing enamel—otherwise known as UTEE has a different application and gives a very different result to normal embossing powder. Also available in many different colours, UTEE is best applied to cardboard, not paper. Ink a shape with pigment ink and cover with pow- der. Melt as per usual with an embossing heat gun - it will take longer to melt than normal em- bossing powder. 1 coat gives a bumpy effect, 2 coats smoother, 3 coats and more gives the best effect. Keep melting and reapplying extra UTEE. Add other embossing powders and glitter etc to the top layers for extra effect. While the top layer is still warm, press your stamp into it (stamp can be inked if desired). Leave until UTEE is set. Remove stamp to admire design im- print left behind. More Hot Chicks Since June, we have had more staff additions to cope with demand and provide even better service for our valued customers. Sam has a long retail history in customer service and a strong passion for scrap- booking. Sam will be happy to advise with layout ideas and colour schemes. Caroline is an experienced scrapbooker who enjoys working with customers. Caroline will be a familiar face on Sundays and when otherwise required. Alyssa has joined us for 6 months work experience to see how a real business operates! Hot Topic Class in August Julie Van Oosten, designer and creator of the very HOT “Collections” range of products will be teaching a fantastic mini workshop on Wednesday, 18 August. All her new products will be on UT display and available for purchase. Cost: $5 (are we crazy?!) O Mini Workshop LD Date: Wednesday night, 18th August Time: 7.00-8.00pm 18 August SO Just $5 Volume 1, Issue 2 Page 3 Gift Certificates New Products About to Gift Certificates are available from $10 and upwards. The Hit the Shelves perfect gift for someone who Junkitz buttons, including the “Bazzill But- tons” range to match the ever-so-popular has everything. Your special Bazzill waffles and linens cardstock, zipper someone will certainly appreci- pulls and licence plates ate your thoughtful gift. Why Far & Away Pearl Facades range of papers not give a gift certificate for and cardstock stickers—you won’t be able to resist a class? This is a wonderful idea for someone who would like to start scrapbooking, but needs some guidance. August is the start of our Kompetition Korner Special Orders Use the products from the snack pack in a layout for the store, and if your layout is judged the best by our Here at Scrapbook Secrets we are team, you will win a $25 gift voucher to use in-store. always happy to place customer or- What to do: Enter the Kompetition by purchasing ders. Sometimes products may take that month’s specially priced "snack pack" challenge a while to arrive, and we ask your Create your individual layout from your snack pack items - other products may be used in addition to the patience during the process. As pack Fill in the entry form in your snack pack soon as the product arrives, you Submit your chosen layout in-store, along with your entry form and validation token (found inside pack) will be notified via your nominated Wait by the phone to see if you've won...or computer if you have email! phone number. Kompetition Konditions: Entries must be original lay- If you would like to order a product outs, not published previously or used in any other that is not normally stocked we will competition. Entries will be displayed on the Product Focus Board. Please see in-store for further details of need a non-refundable deposit in or- Konditions. Konditions are printed in each months der to proceed. 'snack pack' for easy reference. EGGSTRA specials There’s nothing better than a good special! In-store now you will find: Buy 1 Facades cardstock sticker and receive 25% off the 2 sheets of matching patterned paper Buy 3 Pebbles “Kids” diecuts and get a 4th free! ets Scrapbook Secr NEWSLETTER My Favourite Product Shop 1/64 Attfield St -Making Memories Rub-ons- Maddington, WA, 6109 (Alphabets and Words) Phone: (08) 9493 1240 I have recently been using rub -ons Fax: (08) 9493 1249 for the first time and am now a huge fan with several Email: email@example.com sets in my scrapbooking supplies. I have found Web: www.scrapbooksecrets.com.au them to be very eas ily applied, onto a wide ran ge of surfaces Scrapbooking including metal, paper, card, acetate , vellum and onto my photos. They are a classy way Stamping ing titles that are not lumpy bumpy of produ c- and look hand- Card-making written (but a lot neater than I can nor mally write)! The new Alphabet rub-ons are a great Invitations customised titles for your layouts, and way to get they come in Classes so many sweet styles too. Crop Nights Review by Haylee Special Events You may not know that we open from 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday. This is espe- cially for our busy working ladies who would otherwise not have enough time to drop in on the way home from work. Here at Scrapbook Secrets we listen to your needs. With the store closed on Saturday, Sunday is a leisurely day after the hustle and bus- tle of the week, where you can drop in anytime from 12pm to 5pm and expect a re- laxed pace, time to browse, and maybe bring your work and sit in our extremely well- appointed workroom, spending a couple of hours working on your latest layouts. Why not bring along your friends and make an afternoon of it away from housework, kids and husbands!? Chook-a-look on MAGIC MATTERS Magnificent, Marvellous, Mesmerising Magic Matters! These wonderful tools make creating complex-looking mats around photos and embellishments a breeze. Available in 3 sizes within the pack, the “Matters “offer a comprehen- sive range of sizes from 1/8"-1/4"- 3/8" Simply place your pencil in the centre slot and run the matter along the edge of the object you are mating. The perfect mat will appear before your eyes and all you have to do is cut it out. Keep going and make two or even three mats with the “Matter” - easily making the same sized mats for all. Great for freeform or unusually shaped mats that are difficult to achieve with a normal trimmer. Try using to mat title letters. August super offer - Purchase a Magic Matter valued at $18.95 and receive a complementary FREE ‘clicker pencil’ with soft lead for easy erasing. Limited offer - only while stocks last!! Here at Scrapbook Secrets, you’ll always find something new, the friendliest staff, the biggest & best range of cardstock and more fun stuff than you can poke a stick at!