Friday, July 31, 2009

New Papers Just In

- Variety Double Sided Patterned Papers
- 2 Tone Card-stock - all sorts of colours

Monday, July 27, 2009

Mini Acrylic Albums - Family

Mini A A

Well I have just done my 1st acrylic/perspex album. It was quite challenging, but once you get going it quite easy. Things you have to use when doing your clear album is 3D pens, rub-ons and clear stickers - they are perfect for your acrylic albums.
I could not find info on what adhesive to use on acrylic albums so I used PRITT Power Gel and it works perfectly.

Well the album is on display in the shop for those of you who would like a closer look! We will be doing this class very soon! :)

Now I'm off to do my hanging perspex frame! Remember Sandra will be doing this class @ Shoestring on Sunday the 2nd of August - Morning Class.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

1 Page Sketch from Coordinate Collection


Here is my take on the 1 page sketch from Coordinates Collections

Hanging Perspex Frames & Book Rings

- Well eventually I have got silver book rings in stock - R2 each

- Hanging Perspex Frame - Well we have a sample of the hanging perspex frame in store, for those of you who wanted to see the sample before booking for the class.
We also have couple of them on sale in the shop for those of you cannot make it for the class. :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

U & Me Unda Da Tree - Single Page

22-07-2009 004

Well I decided to make a tree for my page this morning. I used the scalloped protractor to cut out my tree top and I found a small pic of a tree trunk - traced it and enlarged it to A4. I then used puff paint on the edges of the tree top.
I tried to take a picture of the scalloped protractor but I really can't get a good picture. I also decided to use all my scrap letters for the title.

Should I put up a template for the tree? :)

Classes @ Shoestring - July & August 2009


Morning Class 9:30 to 12:30
– Card-making / 4 Cards per Class

27 July – General Cards /

3 Aug – 2 X Birthday Cards
& 2 Invitations

10 Aug - Thank You Cards

17 Aug – Mug, T-Shirt & 2 others

24 Aug – Cards for Gift

31 Aug - 2 x Cards & 2


Afternoon Class 1:30 to
4:30 - Beginners


Tuesdays – Join us for an
open crop class.



Morning Class 9:30 to 12:30
– Beginners

Afternoon Class 1:30 to
4:30 – Open Crop


Thursdays - Join us for an
open crop class.



Morning Class 9:30 to 12:30
– Themed Classes

24 July – Altered Note

31 July – 16 Pg Mini

7 Aug – Mini Perspex

14 Aug – Word Albums 

21 Aug – Altered Note

28 Aug – Single


Afternoon Class 1:30 to
4:30 – Kids Scrapbooking Classes


EVENING CLASS –Thursday 30/07/2009 from


Themed Saturday
Classes @ Shoestring - July & August 2009

25 July 2009

9:30 to 12:30 – Hanging
Perspex Frame with Sandra

1:30 to 4:00 – Open


01 Aug 2009

9:30 to 12:00 Family Single
or Double Page – Tracing Paper & Layering Paper


08 Aug 2009

9:30 to 12:00 Double Page
Any Theme – Frames & Swirls


15 Aug 2009



22 Aug 2009

Single Page Any Theme –
Stitching & Tearing


29 Aug 2009

Happy Being Me Single


To book
or for more info contact me on 084 6000 997 or


Class Fees – classes are free on condition supplies are bought
from Shoestring. If you would like to bring your own supplies for a themed class
there is a R50 fee per person.



Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Class Just For The Kids - Scrap Your Name For Your Bedroom Wall


Class Date: 31 July 2009
Time: 1:30 to 4:30 PM

Please note that bookings need to be made by the 28/07/2009. or 084 6000 997

New Stock Just In

- 120ml Scrapbook Glue
- Double Sided Fairy Paper 12 X 12
- Ass Button Packs
- Dress It Up Start Your Engines
- Dress It Up Fairies
- Dress It Up Cruise
- Dress It Up Music
- Dress It Up Mr. Fix It
- Dress It Up In The Class Room
- Dress it Up Snack Foods

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sketch #29

Time Together

Here is my take on sketch # 29 from 52 Sketches...52 Weeks. :)

Sundays @ Shoestring

WE ARE OPEN THIS SUNDAY - 26 July 2009 9am to 1pm.

As from August 2009 we will be open the 1st Sunday of every month - 02 August / 06 September / 04 October 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Winter Wonderland 1960's

Winter w

I have had these photos for quite some time and yesterday I decided its time to do a page. I used some of the new glitter stickers, perspex embellishments and printed my journaling onto tracing paper.

These pictures of the old WITS building were taken by my Great Grandfather in the 1960's. Unfortunately that's the only info I have on these pictures - well I would have liked more info but there is no one around to give me the info I need as they have all passed on!!

I think these pictures are beautiful!! :)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

New Stock Just In

Dimensional Stickers - Dragonfly's, sunflowers, sunflowers & ladybugs and crowns. These are great for your scrapbooking, card-making and invitations.

Glitter Stickers - travel, girlie & snowflakes.

Glitter Lettering - All sorts of fonts. R18 each

Lettering - All sorts of fonts. R11 each - this is a bargain!

Brads - holiday & girlie

Chipboard Embellishment Stickers - all sorts

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Win A R1000 Scrapbooking Hamper

Spend R200 or more at Shoestring and you will be entered into the draw for the R1000 scrapbooking hamper. This competition is on until the 22 August 2009. Winner will be notified via email and announced on the 23 August 2009.

Whats in the hamper? 1 Double deep dished frame (mahogany), 1 12X12 Album, rub-ons and much more.

Terms & Conditions Apply.

Altered Note Book # 1

Note Book

I have just finished note book # 1. This is another great project for all your scraps. I also used liquid lead, a 3D pen, paint and embossing powders to decorate the front.

We will be doing a note book class soon!!!!! :)

Sketch #28

Sketch # 28

Here is my take on sketch #28 from 52 Sketches...52 Weeks :)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Mother - Double Page


I'm slowly but surely getting my family album done. This is a page of my mom - I just had to use the new Fab Scraps paper we go in a few days ago and the new swirls we got in this week. I also used my protractor again, I'm sure you can see where?

So Mom, I know you pop in now and then to see what I'm up to - WHAT YOU THINK?

Well that's it until Monday. Hope you all have a great weekend. :)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Boat Ride - Protractor & Pigment Stamp Pad

Boat Ride

I have just finished this page - I love the way my chipboard boats turned out after using the pigment stamp pads.


How to get your brads like that - us the perspex protractor. I love this new tool, you get your brads perfect!


Well I hope this gives you some inspiration! :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

New Stock Just In

- Sanding Blocks R14 each
- Chipboard Letter 60 cents each
- All sorts of swirls

Tracing Wheel - Lion Cub

Lion Cub

I did this layout yesterday afternoon. I don’t know if you have ever used a tracing wheel when scrapbooking? I have used mine 2 or 3 times now and I love it. Well I’m not the best with a needle and cotton – my sewing is up to ____! But I love the stitched look on pages.
I used the tracing wheel just above my circle and I used the tracing wheel on my take on sketch #27 (under the title).

Once you have used the tracing wheel where you want your stitching to go - you can use a needle and cotton to stitch

Or use a gel pen and start dot to dot – it’s amazing! It looks like it has been stitched with cotton. ;)

TW1 This is were is used a gel pen.

TW2 This is stitched with cotton. I experimented on a scrap piece of paper 1st.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Hanging Perspex Frame - Next Themed Class 25/07/2009


Teacher - Sandra
Date: 25/07/2009
From 9:30am to 12:30pm

Sandra's Class Fee is R125 per person - this includes the white washed wooden stand, 2 book rings and the perspex.
What you will need is papers, embellishments, etc of your choice - not
included in price.
This can be bought in store. You are looking at a total cost of + R200 for this class.

Please note that you will be doing a double-sided page!

What you will need to bring to the class is 2 X A5 photos and your basic scrapbooking tool kit.

Please note booking is essential 084 6000 997 or :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Oops! I forgot to mention we now have crazy beads in stock. Well I hope that's what you call them - I have had tones of ladies looking for the "crazy beads" for their shaker boxes. Well we now have quite a few colours and they are R6 per bottle. :)

More New Stock Just In

- 12 X 12 Handmade Paper / Various Colours R4 each
- Rhinestones / Various Colours, sizes and shapes From R7 per packet
- Large Buttons / Pink, Green & Blue R2 each
- A4 Cutting Mats R24 each
- Handmade Paper Frames R10 per pack
- Foam Squares R6 per pack

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

12 X 12 Albums Just In - R80 each

Well I have just received another lot of the 12 X 12 Albums - R80 each. There have been so many ladies asking about these R80 albums - well this morning I got a call from my supplier who had found the last lot of albums - so I took all of them. YAY!!!!! :)