Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cards & Gift Bags

I have spent the morning making some cards & altering gift bags. Tomorrow is a special day for me and hubby - its our wedding anniversary. We have been married for 4 years and my niece turns 4 tomorrow as well. I'm not going to put the pictures of the card and gift bag up on my blog just yet, because I know hubby checks my blog to see what I'm up to.

Altered Sketch Book

Everyone that comes into my shop has a comment about the altered sketch book. Unfortunately I do not stock sketch books, but you can find them at stationery shops and they are really cheap. All you need to do is cover the book, add lost of ribbons and charms to the binding and then use scraps of paper to cover the inner pages.
The reason I did the sketch book was to add all my favorite quotes and poems, and use up some of my scraps. You could use this idea as an album, journal etc. It would also make a great gift.

The Cover






Friday, March 27, 2009

My Tiny Little Bookshelf - For my desk

I have spent the day working on my desks bookshelf which is only 24cm high. I used matchboxes for my drawers, a toilet roll for my pen holders and scraps of paper to make my 16 page mini albums.

I'm thinking that this is a great gift for mothers day. I still need to finish it off - what I'm thinking is a inspirational quote in each drawer, photo's of VIP in the mini albums, a nice pen and pencil set in the pen holder and something on the heart.



I found these cute little POST IT pads at PNA in Campus Square which I have stacked on the top shelf.

Post It Notes

This is great for my desk - my favorite photo's and my favortie pens.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cupcake Fridge Magnet - Kits

We will have kits for the Cupcake in a mug fridge magnets available from 26/03/2009. The kits are R50 each and they include the following;

- Glass rhinestones
- 3 paper cupcakes
- Magnets
- Ribbon
- 2 Flowers
- 4 Brads
- All the paper needed
- "YUM" in wood
- 1 Flower rhinestone
- Color picture & step by step instructions

Please note that kits are available whilst stocks last.

Cupcake in a mug – Fridge magnet

With winter around the corner I thought it might be a good idea to make fridge magnets of quick & easy tasty treats. I know in winter we spend most of our time indoors watching movies and there is nothing nicer than watching movies with lots of junk food to eat. So I have made a fridge magnet of the 5 minute chocolate cake in a mug and I am making one for Melk Kos.

Cupcake Fridge Magnet

Monday, March 23, 2009

Mommy's Little Angel

I decided to try and use the flocking I have had for over a year now - I used the blue flocking on the angel wings and then gave it a spray of glitter varnish.I think it works quite nicely for the wings?

Mommy's Angel

Friday, March 20, 2009

Thank You Cards-Using Cuttlebug Dies

I have been very busy playing with my new toy - the Cuttlebug! I used some of the dies to make these 2 thank you cards.

Thank You


This is really a fantastic little machine!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Telephone Clock

When I started this project I had my niece in mind - I think this is great for her bedroom.

There is a whole new range of the Scrap-A-Clock kits available:
- Beer Jug
- Flower
- Soccer Ball
- Printers Tray
- Rugby Ball
- Teapot
- Telephone
- Spider Wed

We have all of them on display in the shop.





New Stock Just In

- Assorted Handmade Flowers
- Assorted Handmade Hearts
- Negative Strips
- Assorted Embellishments
- Butterfly's 8 different colors
- Lettering

A must see - storage goodies for your scrapbooking supplies!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

New Stock Just In

- Rotating Photo Cubes
- Paper & Pen Holders
- Flower Clock & To Do
- Tab Albums
- Mini Heart Albums
- Wooden Bicycles
- Large Brackets
- Jumbo Brackets
- Chipboard Frames / Various Sizes

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Pure - Round page on easel

I had a round piece of patterned paper left from the kaleidoscope page I did - so I decided to try something else and this is what I came up with. This is my sisters daughter - guess who's going to want this?


Class Date: 28 March 2009
Time: 9:30am

Booking Essential

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Contact Details

Address: Shop No.4, Rose View Complex, 3 Levubu Road, Emmarentia

Cell: 084 6000 997

Email: canica@spunky.co.za or shoestringscrapbooking@shellseeker.co.za

Directions / Coming From Melville - Coming down Beyer's Naude you are going to turn right into Thomas Bowler. Go straight until the next stop street - go over the stop street into Levubu Road and we are Shop No.4

Directions / Coming From North Cliff, Cresta Side - Coming down Beyer's Naude you are going to turn left into Thomas Bowler. Go straight until the next stop street - go over the stop street into Levubu Road and we are Shop No.4

We are across the road from Emmarentia Botanical Gardens.

About Shoestring Scrapbooking

Shoestring Scrapbooking was situated in Parkhurst and
owned by Susan Hughes. In 2006 I bought the business from Susan and opened shop
in Melville, in May 2006. Then in June 2009 we moved to a new shop in Emmarentia - right across the road from Emmarentia Botanical Gardens.

We have a wide range of paper, embellishments, frames,
albums, lettering & more.

Classes run regularly ranging from beginners to the more
advanced scrappers & card-makers. Our class room is complete with a Sizzex
Machine, punches, scrap paper, tools, chalks, pens and more, that you can make
use of in our classes.

Our evening classes are for scrappers & card-makers
of all levels of experience, to get people together and allow them to be
creative in a relaxed environment without any distractions. So come along &
bring your new or unfinished projects to work on. Our evening classes are not
just for scrapping or card-making, they are for shopping too!

Frequent shoppers are looked after with weekly specials,
great discounts, and 2 different loyalty cards.So be sure you get your loyalty cards next time you pop in!

For bookings and further information email canica@spunky.co.za or 084 6000 997

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sistahood on ETV - 20th April 2009 (Shoestring Scrapbooking)

Today they confirmed when the show will be aired. They interviewed me about scrapbooking - but anyway here is the show date info!

Show: Sistahood on E.T.V
Date: 20 April 2009
Time: 3:30pm

Soccer Ball Clock

This is perfect for a little boys room - I have left 3 blank spaces for photos. I need to catch Kruz playing soccer with Dad!! But lately every time I try to get a photo of him, he will hide his face or run away. I think he is tired of Mom and the camera??

Soccer Ball

School Bus Clock

A while ago I was very busy scrapping all sorts of clocks - they were displays for Hobby X. This is the school bus clock. A perfect gift for your day mother, nursery school teacher, etc.

School Bus

Mirkwood Designs - All sorts of fabulous templates

I was busy browsing the web and came across Mirkwood Designs. This site has all sorts of fabulous templates available. I have used the Cake Box template to make a thank you box for a special friend - I will post the picture later. There are so many other templates I would like to try out. Go have a look!


Make & Take @ Hobby X

This is what I did for the Make & Take @ Hobby X this Saturday. Well the ladies as well as the girls and boys loved these frames!

Dad & Mom




Friday, March 6, 2009

Cupcake Card - Glitter, Beads & Dimensional Glaze

I have been busy with another cupcake card! How I did the icing on my cupcake?

1. You will need a mixture of small beads
2. Cover the icing bit with glue
3. Pour your beads on the wet glue and remove excess beads
4. Then sprinkle some glitter over the beads and blow off the excess glitter
5. Add dimensional glaze and leave to dry

That's That!

CC - Glitter & Beads

I think I need to cool it with the cupcake cards!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Kruz in grannys bird bath

We went to my mom for the weekend and my darling son decided that playing in the bird bath was better than playing in a huge pool.
I absolutely love this picture, but I am not sure what to call my page? I have been looking in books and can't find what I'm looking for. Any suggestions??

Kruz old style

Happy Birthday - Bratz

We have received a variety of chipboard cutouts and there are these Bartz Packs. So it got me thinking about Shanice and her friends - they all seem to love the Bratz. I thought this would be the perfect birthday card to give to one of her friends.


Happy Birthday - Sailboat Card

I have been playing around with puff paints and decided to try it on the sailboat - I think it looks quite cute. What do you think?


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Monthly Newsletter

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Our monthly newsletter includes the following info - Specials, Whats New, Classes Schedule, Specials Draws, Competitions, Reminders and More.

Monday, March 2, 2009