Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Trading Hours 30 Sep & 1 Oct

30 Sep - Just a reminder that we are closing @ 2PM today

1 October - Shop Closed

Cake Box - Gift Box

Cake Box

I decided to make this gift box for a friend who's birthday is next week. For this template and lots more go look at Mirkwood Design :)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Double Sided Papers In Stock

NEW Papers

Some More Cards - 3D Stickers & Die Cuts


I used the 3D Stickers (Orchids) on this card - I know Mom will love this one!

I used K & Company's Que Sera Sera Die Cut Card-stock & Acetate on the cards below.




Card - Using New Rubber Stamps

B Card

I used some of the new embellishments that we just got in and the new leaf rubber stamp from Stamp Works on this card.


I used the large swirl from Stamp Works and 3D Stickers for this card! 

All of these products are now in stock @ Shoestring. I have samples of the Stamp Works rubber stamps in store for those of you who would like to place an order.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Thank You Card - Use Old/JUNK Belt

B. Thank You

Yesterday afternoon I decided to add all my belts to my scraps - I have loads of these cheap belts that you get when you buy a pair of pants/jeans and I'm never gonna wear them!
I decided to use a piece of a belt on a thank you card and I love it! I think the belt buckles will be perfect for wooden boxes and the covers of chipboard mini albums!!! I have so many ideas for my belts and I will share some more ideas with you soon!!!

Hope this inspires YOU! :)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Turn Jeans Into A Poster - For Shanices Room

Jeans - Poster

I decided to make a poster for Shanice's room using a pair of jeans that don't fit her anymore. I used the back pockets on the front - she has pockets for her pens, little note books, her cell phone etc. I decorated the jeans using all sorts of goodies and scrap paper. I know she is gonna LOVE IT!!!
I think this is a great idea for little girls rooms and now I need to make one for my niece  - great Christmas present!!! MMM! But what do I make for KRUZ?????

Well I hope this inspires you!!!!

Single Page - Glitter Bird Paper


I just had to use the new paper and bling things we got it. These are all glitter papers and they are beautiful, we have 6 designs in stock. We also have a variety of bling stickers in stock!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New Stock Just In

- Creative Scrapbook Piecing 2 With Marina Du Plessis

- Chipboard Circles 12 X 12

- Men & Woman

Monday, September 21, 2009

Directions To Shoestring Scrapbooking


Coming Form Victory Park Side - You will come along Barry Hertzog
Avenue, turn right into Muirfield Road, right into Louw Geldenhuys (you will be
driving next to the dam), turn left into Olifants Road, then right into Levubu
Road and we are shop No.4

Coming From Empires Side – You will come along Barry Hertzog,
turn left into Muirfield Road, right into Louw Geldenhuys, Left into Olifants
Road, then right into Levubu Road and we are Shop No.4

Coming From Parkhurst – Follow 4th avenue, which
becomes Braeside Road, turn right into Muirfield Road, go straight, then right
into Louw Geldenhuys Road, left into Olifants Road, right into Levubu and we
are shop No.4

Coming From Cresta or Melville Side - From Melville you will turn right
into Thomas Bowler which becomes Levubu Rd

From Cresta
you will turn left onto Thomas Bowler, which become Levubu

Coming From Linden – 5th Avenue Brings you
straight to Olifants Roads and then you turn left into Levubu Road.

Coming From Hyde Park / Parkwood Side

– From Park
Wood side you will turn left onto Chester Road

- Form Hyde
Park side turn Right onto Chester Road.

You follow
Chester road which then becomes Glen Eagles Road, turn left onto Barry Hertzog,
then right into Muirfield Road, right into Louw Geldenhuys, left into Olifants
road, right into Levubu Rd and we are shop No4.

Specials 21 to 25 September 2009

- R2 off all papers

- Mini Mo's Rub-Ons WAS R16 NOW R6each

- Essentials Rub-Ons WAS R25 NOW R10each

- Netball Rub-ons WAS R18 NOW R8each

- 7 Gypsies Tapes WAS R40 NOW R15each

- Making Memories Decorative Brads WAS R42 NOW R18 per pack

- 7 Gypsies Typewriter Words WAS R38 NOW R18 per pack

- ALL Perspex Rulers WAS R30 NOW R18 each

- Perspex Protractors NOW LESS 50%- Sanding Blocks R10 each

- Dimensional Glitter Stickers NOW LESS 50%

- Dimensional Fun Stickers NOW R5 per pack

- All Lettering LESS 50%

- All Punches LESS 50%

- Girl Scrapbooking Brads WAS R44 NOW R20 per pack

- Single Negative Strips WAS R15 NOW R7 each - Double Packs NEGATIVE Strips WAS R30 NOW R10 per pack & Other Specials In Store.


Friday, September 18, 2009

New Stock Just In

* Rub-Ons

* Wooden Alphabets Back In Stock

* Double Sided Tape Back In StocK R4 & R6 per roll

* Card-Stock Java, Black, Passionate, Bud, Crimson, Red, Purple Palisade,Carrot & Fawn
* Patterned Papers

* Transfers

* Say It In Crystals - Colour

* Say It In Crystals - Flowers & Hearts

*Say It In Crystals - Swirls & Flowers* 3D Gel Stockers Flowers, Paisleys, Butterflies & more



Wednesday, September 16, 2009

W.u.d - Ink your buttons


I decided to use stars and soccer balls because that's the print on Kruz's PJ's.
I had white soccer ball buttons and I changed the colour by using my stamp pads. All you do is ink them, wipe them with a tissue and leave them to dry for a couple of minutes. Hope this inspires you! :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fully Booked on the following dates

Please note that we are fully booked for classes on the following dates:
Wednesday 23 September 2009
Saturday 26 September 2009

Trading Hours This Week

- Wednesday 16 September open til 5pm
- Friday 18 September Closing @ 3pm, due to fumigation

New Stock Just In

- Invisible Mounts Back In Stock
- 12 X 12 Albums
- Metal Frames
- Note Books

Monday, September 14, 2009

Email & Win!

Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter and you would win a pack
of wooden goodies to scrap

1 Flower Clock & To Do

1 Wooden Apron

1 Wooden Tower

Prize valued at R200 and please note you will need to
collect your prize from Shoestring Scrapbooking

All you need to do is send a email to
with newsletter in the subject line and you will be entered into the draw. You
have until the 25 September 2009 to do this. All names will be entered into the
draw and the winner will be notified on 26/09/2009 via email

Thursday, September 10, 2009

What would you call this?

P F Stand

Well I'm not to sure what to call this? A standing frame? This is what we will be doing for the 2nd project at the school. All you need is 1 patterned paper, 1 card stock and some embellishments. Oh, and the sticks cut to size!

Instead of embellishments I used some more junk jewelry to decorate and flowers. I also have not added photos just yet - will do when I have done the class. There are 3 sides to decorate and add photos. I'm thinking this is a great gift idea, Christmas is around the corner!!!!

This is another class for the kids. The class is 2 hours and the fee is R50 per person this includes all materials. To book or for more info email me

Altered Note Book - For the kids


This is the 1st project that I did for the girls @ school - they all loved it!!!

Well we have loads of note books in stock and this is one of the classes we will be doing during school holidays. The class is an hour long and the fee is R35 per person and will include all materials.
But if you can't wait for school holidays and want to book send me an email or buy the kit for R35.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Car Wash

Car Wash

I used some water drop perspex embellishments on this page.

Add some colour to you perspex embellishments - Give it a sand, then stamp it with your stamp or ink pad, leave to dry for a few minutes and the add some dimensional glaze.

We have all sorts of fab perspex embellishments in stock and they are so cheap!!! :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Trading Hours Sep & Oct - Wednesday Afternoons

Please note that we will be closing at 2 PM on the following dates (Wednesday afternoons), as I start my 6 week scrapbooking course at the school again. :)

9 Sep / 23 Sep / 30 Sep / 7 Oct / 14 Oct / 21 Oct

Sketch # 36

# 36

Here is my take on Sketch # 36 from 52Sketches 52Weeks. :)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Mr. Cool

Mr. Cool

I have just finished my Mr. Cool page and I used Making Memories Foil Dies Cuts "BOY" for this page. We have all sorts of fab Making Memories Die Cuts in stock! :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Junk Jewelry & Card-Making

Watch Card

I don't know about you, but I have a box full of junk jewelry. So last night I decided to sort out the junk and see what I could use for my cards and scrapbooking.
I decided to make a birthday card using an old watch strap and the face - I'm going to have so much fun with all the junk jewelry!!!

Hope this inspires you! :)

Things I've Been Busy With


This I made for someone special! I had to use the new Making Memories paper we got in and I just love the little chipboard tree!

Money Box

Well I have had this handbag money box for months now, and Shanice keeps asking when she will get her money box? So I decided to make this one for her - I know she is gonna love the pink fur and the little dress!! This was a quick one to do - I gave it a coat of black paint and chalked the extra bits!