Thursday, February 23, 2012

Double Page Scrapbook Kit - Heaven Sent

A new Double page Scrapbook Kit is available at Scrapbook Studio now! As always, our kits are limited edition and we only pack 5 of each kit, so that the whole Scrapbook Fraternity does not have the same layout in their albums. There is a variety of titles to choose from, so you are not limited to Heaven Sent. Everything is included in the kit and we already emboss and die cut all elements for you. At only R165 this kit is a give-away! To book yours, email For those of you who don't want to buy the kit but like the layout - if you do decide to copy it, please just give credit where credit is due! Once again - all Scrapbook Studio Kits are 100% original. Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Win a Sizzix/Tim Holtz Vagabond Machine!

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Yes, you read it correctly!  Scrapbook Studio JBay is giving away a Tim Holtz Vagabond Die Cut Machine valued at R2500!  Why is this a stunning prize?  Well, apart from being a stunning Die Cut Machine, manufactured by Sizzix and designed by Mr Tim Holtz himself, it is electric!  No more cranking the handle!  With the press of a button your paper and dies glide through the machine!  With the durability you have come to expect from Sizzix and the Vintage look Tim Holtz has made his own, you have to have this machine! If you follow this link, you can watch a video demonstrating to you why you have to have this machine! Remember – you can use ANY BRAND of die in this machine! Included in the prize will be two of Tim Holtz’ dies designed for this machine!  What do you have to do to win this stunning prize?  For every R500 you spend in our online shop, you will get one entry into the competition.  The competition will run until Cariena’s birthday on 20 June.  ( It is a special birthday!!!)  So, you have 4 months to enter the competition.  There is no limit on how many entries you will get.  All purchases over R500 will be entered.  The draw will take place at Scrapbook Studio Jeffreys Bay on 20 June.  It will be a random draw.  So, without further ado – visit and start shopping!  Scrapbook Studio accepts Visa and Mastercard Credit Cards for payment now!  Competition for online sales only.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Class with Elizna

Elizna taught a stunning Double Page layout on 18 February. The class was fully booked, and everyone arrived really early - eager not to miss a thing! The layout featured the beautiful Out of Print Collection by Basic Grey, Faux stitching, using packaging as a feature and Distress Inks to alter the colour of the die cut clock.

Here are all the ladies (finally) looking at the camera at the same time! It was a mission to get them all to look up! To view all the photos of the day, just follow this link. It was Jackie's birthday as well, and she was very happy spending her day doing something she really loves - Scrapping! Thanks to all the ladies who made this such a fun day, and to Elizna for once again teaching such a spectacular layout! We will post some of the completed layouts during the week!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

My Big Heart Class

It is almost Valentine's Day. In Jeffreys Bay there is not much of a hype about Valentine's Day. But, we all have hearts that belong to someone or something! Big Hearts, at that! One of our suppliers, The Wholesaler, is running a promotion called "My Big Heart" for the month of February. They sent us enough paper and embellishments of the Paper Heart Collection by Crate Paper to teach the class to 6 ladies. And what a class it was! The original layout we designed with the paper sent to us by The Wholesaler, is the one above. Below you can see all the layouts of the girls who were in class ( except Hazel's - she had to rush home to cater to some guests, but she promised to bring her layout in later this week. She actually did a Christmas layout, so it will be worth seeing!!!)

Lee-Ann with her layout called "My Little Man". She used photos of her 21 year old son when he was a toddler. We love the bum!!!

Janida with photos of her German Shephard, Bella, when she was a puppy. "sy het ons harte gesteel" ( she stole our hearts) is the title of her layout

Colleen used black and white photos of her whole family. Her kids are both in Australia, and she said that they really do belong together, even though they are so far apart!

Julie used photos of her and her husband's break away weekend to the Tsitsikamma last weekend. "My heart belongs to him" is her title. Who would have thought that photos with so much green would match this paper collection so perfectly!

Jeanette used photos of her son and his fiance. Her title is "our hearts belong together". She loves turquoise and was very happy when she saw that there was a hint of it in the paper! She adjusted her paper choice to focus on the turquoise.

Of course a class at Scrapbook Studio will not be complete without the use of a few Ranger/Tim Holtz products if Cariena is teaching it! She used Distress Stains and Jik to dress up the doily and some Crackle Paint and Glossy Accents to alter plain glossy whiteboard hearts.

Here some of the plain, glossy whiteboard hearts are being covered with crackle paint.

Cariena also taught the students how to use Distress Stains and Embossing with some Jik, to create custom accents for their pages. It was very interesting to see how each student took the technique and totally made it their own. If you look at each of their layouts, they all made different coloured doilies and different coloured accents. They also used the embossing technique on their doilies, and we were so impressed with their creativity. You can view all the photos of the class on our Facebook Page. We would like to extend our Big Heart gratitude to The Wholesaler for this initiative. The Wholesaler is the sole distributor in South Africa of Kaisercraft, Simple Stories, Prima, Graphic 45, Crate Paper, Studio Calico, Cricut, Cuttlebug, American Crafts and more! Of course we stock all these products, so please visit our online shop at or pop in at 106 Da Gama Road, Jeffreys Bay if you are in our area again!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Design Team Call

Yes, you read it correctly! Scrapbook Studio JBay is looking for YOU! Please read all the way to the end if you are interested in applying!

There will be 3 seperate categories for which you can apply ( or you can apply for all 3 of them!)

Category 1: Traditional Scrapbooking using mostly Scrapbook Papers and pre-manufactured Embellishments

If you would like to apply for this Category, your Scrapping Style will involve using mostly Scrapbook Papers and Embellishments, adding techniques such as creating pockets, mini albums etc using Scrapbook Papers and Embellishments. You would use minimal other techniques, such as Heat Embossing, Stamping etc. You would have to be able to use Scrapbook Paper in an innovative and creative way. Your style would appeal to the traditional Scrapbooker that loves Scrapbooking, but perhaps does not have the budget - time or money wise - to invest in a huge selection of inks, stamps etc but still wants to create stunning Scrapbook Pages using the basics, with the occasional use of a punch, die cut machine etc. Your are welcome to send your entries if you enjoy using your electronic and manual Die Cutting Machines, like the Cuttlebug, Big Shot, Grand Calibur, Silhouette, Slice, Cricut, Eclipse etc.

Category 2: Scrapbooking using Inks, Stamping, Distressing, Embossing etc

If you would like to apply for this Category, your Scrapping Style will involve using Scrapbook Papers and some pre-manufactured embellishments, but you will concentrate on Techniques, involving Heat Embossing, Inking, Stamping and more. The focus here would be on showing off your ability to create custom embellishments and how to alter papers and pre-manufactured embellishments using various techniques. Distressing would also feature prominently in this category. Your use of various tools, such as Heatguns, Manual Die-Cutting Machines etc is encouraged. Of course you don't have to use these!

Category 3: Cardmaking and Off the Page

If you would like to apply for this Category, you are mostly a Cardmaker or Off the Page kind of Scrapper. This category is wide open, but if you are chosen as a Design Team member,you might be required to create projects using either very little or no inking, stamping, embossing etc techniques and focus solely on using Scrapbook Paper and embellishments, or you will be required to focus purely on techniques, or a mixture.

Here are the requirements for applying:

1. Send us 3 Projects reflecting your style to ( please send photographs that are about 1MB in size)
2. Send us some information about your Scrapping/Cardmaking history and what inspires you
3. Entries close 10 March 2012.

As a member of the Scrapbook Studio JBay Design Team, you can expect the following:

1. A 6-weekly kit filled with Scrapbook/Cardmaking products that you will use to create Scrapbook Layouts, Cards and projects that will be featured on our Website, Facebook Page and Blog.

2. You will have to send detailed notes with every project as well as at least 6 step by step photographs of each project

3. Once a month we will choose a project that might be kitted or taught in a class. You will be paid R250-00 if your project is chosen. If your project is chosen and you have been paid for your notes, these will become the intellectual property of Scrapbook Studio JBay and may be used at Scrapbook Studio's discretion for classes, kits etc.

4. You will be expected to adhere to the deadlines given to you

5. All projects have to be photographed and emailed to Scrapbook Studio. Should Scrapbook Studio require the original project, Scrapbook Studio will be responsible for the postage costs incurred.

6. Design Team members will be chosen for 12 months, but are free to resign at any stage

7. Design Team members will be expected to create at least 3 projects with their kits in a 6 week period ( of course they can make 100 too!!!)

One last thing......... here at Scrapbook Studio JBay, we believe that the purpose of Scrapbooking is to preserve memories and to tell the story about the photos for generations to come. We know that there is a growing trend where it seems as if Scrapbooking has evolved into an artform of its own, using professional, photoshopped photographs and specialised techiques, that is intimidating more and more people, making them feel as if this hobby is only for the select, artistic few out there. We appreciate the artistic value some of the latest layouts have, and we also love an intricate page that focuses on the details and has lots of techniques. We would like to, however, open this hobby up again to the every day scrapper, who has lots of photos and would like to preserve them for future generations. So..........…………….. We will give preference to entries that focus on every day photos, taken by every day people, that have not been photoshopped or altered to "suit" the project, as well as layouts that are within reach of most people's abilities............. (we will, of course, consider all entries, even if they have perfect, photoshopped photographs!!) We are looking forward to receiving your applications!