Friday, October 30, 2009

New Metal Charms & Specials

On Special & New Charms - go shop online.We have just got in all sorts of new charms @ R2 each.

Shoestring's NEW On-line Shop

Well I have spent the past 3.5 days working on my new online shop - I have got quite a bit done, but this is a constant work in progress. Still so much to do. It's amazing the shop went LIVE yesterday and already I have my 1st 2 orders!!! You have 2 payment options Credit Card & EFT.

The new address is - - Thanks for all the emails regarding the new On-line shop!!!

Well now I'm off to go pack the orders and then I will load some more products to the on-line shop. Hopefully I get some time to scrap today!!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Suggestions Please - My New Online Shop

Well I'm busy setting up Shoestrings new on-line shop and I hope to have it live by the end of this week?

I have been thinking about a loyalty program for the on-line shoppers - Should I have the loyalty program the same as the on I have for the store. Spend R1000 and receive a R75 discount off your next purchase?Please tell me what you think?



Monday, October 26, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

NEW - Books & Handmade Goods

- All sorts of books starting @ R80 each

- A selcetions of already made albums, gift boxes, note books etc NOW on sale. Starting @ R20 each

Friday, October 23, 2009

My Christmas Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar

I know its early, but soon I'm not going to have much time to make all my Christmas goodies as I'm going to be busy with my NEW ON-LINE SHOP!!

What I used;

- Got hubby to make me a wooden box for 24 matchboxes

- Painted Matchboxes

- New Scrap Sheets Christmas Paper

- Chipboard Tree

- Large Gold Brads

- Christmas Chipboard Embellishments

- Ribbons

- Bows

- Wire Ribbon

- Felt Flowers

- Bling

New Papers + Christmas Trees

Christmas Paper & Trees

Crazy Dots Cupcakes & Flowers

Christmas Papers R8 each

Dots R3 each

Cupcakes R8 each

Flowers R8 each

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Things You Want To Know

Prices on Acrylic Baubles

- R20 each & 1m red & white ribbon

- R30 for 2 & 2m red & White Ribbon

- Take 3 to 5 for R 12 Each (ribbon included)

- Take 6 or more for R10 each (ribbon included)

Contact me for bulk orders - 15 or more

Standing Frame - unfortunately we do not have the butterfly used in stock. This was a rubber stamp that I used as an embellishment

Deep Dish Double Frames - We only have 1 white frame left in stock.

Wednesdays - I have finished the scrapbooking course at the school so trading hours on Wednesday are back to normal. 8am to 5pm

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Make Your Own Standing Frame - From Scraps

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What you'll need;

Thick cardboard to cut out the frame & stand

Scraps of paper to cover the cardboard you cut out

Double Sided Tape - Not Glue

1 Photo

Embellishments of you choice


Standing Frame

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Turn Old Slide Into Christmas Decoration

Old Slide

I used an old slide to make some Christmas decorations for the Christmas tree. All you need is some paper, embellishments of your choice, glitter glue, old slides and double sided tape. You then print your little message onto tracing paper for the center or use photos - its up to YOU?

We know have these kits in store @ R28 each.

10 Slides, 1 Roll Double Sided Tape, 1 piece of 12 X 12 Paper, 1 Pack Bows & 1 Pack Stars - and you get to choose your paper. This is also a great project to keep the kids busy.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Acrylic Bauble - For Christmas or any occasion?

Christmas Bauble

We now have these acrylic baubles / clear plastic balls in stock @ Shoestring & you get 1m ribbon with the ball. These are great for your Christmas tree decorations or even as a gift? Well these balls are also great if you want to have treats on your tree for the kiddies (like granny - HEY MOM?)

I decided to make the 1st one for the Christmas tree and now I'm busy with another idea for Shanice's room - will post my idea as soon as I'm done.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Christmas Card & Tag

Christmas Tag & Card

This is my 1st Christmas card & tag for this year - one down 19 to go!!! All these products can be found in store!!!

I will be uploading some tag templates soon!!!!

Card - Using New Goodies


On the front of the card I used some of the new pearl heads,the gold clasp & some of the new paper flowers. The gold clasps work like brads, they are so easy to use & they are only R2 per set.


On the inside of the card I used some of the new corners - they are R15 for 4.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


- Lots of double sided tape back in stock

- Assorted Paper Flowers

- Beautiful Photo Corners

- Metal Clips

- Stars R5 per pack

- Bows R5 per pack

- Large Pearl Studs

- Small Pearl Studs

- Lettering

- Large Button Pack R20 for 36 pcs

- Embellishments R6 per pack

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What are little girls made of?

What are little girls made of

What I used;

Icing Sugar Small Cupcakes ( Scrap Sheets Paper)

Chick Bling Collection Blue/Brown Dots (Scrap Sheets Paper)

Citronella Specialty Papers (K & Company)

Perspex Tear Off Ruler - Scallops

Off Set Circle Chipboard Template

Large Flowers

Rub Ons Ribbon & Some Bling

All in stock @ Shoestring Scrapbooking

Blog Giveaway - Closes 31/10/2009

You could win a Scrapbooking Hamper valued at over R300,
sponsored by SCRAP SHEETS!

What’s in the hamper? 32 Pieces of 12 X 12 Patterned Paper,
Swirls, Stars, Flowers, Large Corners, large chipboard word and black foam core

How to enter 

- Follow my blog on FACEBOOK and then comment on this post telling me that you are now following Shoestring Scrapbooking


- Comment on any of my blog posts

Anyone can enter! The giveaway closes on 31 October 2009
and the winner will be notified on 2 November 2009 via email.


Photo Opoly


Monday, October 12, 2009

Tell Me What You Think - WINNER

All customers on my mailing list received an Email; Tell me what you think? The prize - Memories & Milestones paper pack - THE WINNER IS EDITH HEYNS, Congrats!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Get Your Free Pair Of Funky Or Bling Reading Glasses

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Get your free pair of reading glasses form Shoestring Scrapbooking valued @ R100 each whilst stocks last!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Small Cupcakes & Fun Toys - PAPER

Small Cupcakes

Fun Toys

Some more new papers just in! I love the cupcake paper!!!!
There is so much new paper in stock, but its to much to photograph for the blog!! Or maybe I'm just being lazy!!! ;) 

Party Invite On A Stick

Invite Front
Invite Back

I have been playing around with party invites for Shanice and this is the 1st one. It's a large flower and puff box on a stick. Inside the puff box is the invite and some yummy treats. She loves it and this is all she talks about!!

You only need 1 piece of 12 X 12 paper to make the flowers and puff box - I recommend you use double sided paper. You will find the templates for the flowers and puff box @ Mirkwood Designs.

I'm working on some more of these little gift boxes on a stick - I think they will be great to stick in a bunch of flowers or in a pot plant with a card inside.

GREAT GIFT IDEA? What do you think? :)

NEW Papers

24 New designs of paper just in - R2 to R3 per sheet!!!!