Monday, August 16, 2010

This blog will no longer be updated - for information regarding products and classes please contact the store directly through the phone number on the sidebar.

Thanks so much and see you soon.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

JustRite Stamps In Store Now

I don't know about you, but I am ALWAYS needing Birthday cards and mostly it's for all the parties my kids are invited too!!  For fun kid's cards, JustRite came out with a square stamp set called Let's Celebrate which has four centres and four borders that can be mixed and matched!  The other fantastic thing about the JustRite stamps is that they PERFECTLY match the Spellbinders Nestabilities and this set is a perfect match for the Large Square Nestabilities!  This card has also been made using the papers from Kaisercraft's Jungle Bug 6 x 6 Paper Pad which are also available in store now.  These paper pads are fantastic as they have all the papers from the collection in smaller format which is perfect for cards as well as for strips for scrapbooking projects!  The seamless colouring can be achieved by using the Copic Markers now available in store and to learn more about them, we are running introductory classes!  We can order in any colour you are looking for if you can't find it in store and with 334 colours to choose from we're sure you can find the right colour for your project!!  For more information on our classes, please check our ABSA Class Page or to book a space you can Register Online!

We hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Scrapbooking Class!

Scrapbooking Classes are now commencing at ABSA!!  This is an adult class using the new Kaisercraft 'Konstrukt' range to create a wonderful layout for that special young man in your life!!

Date - Tuesday 3 August
Time - 7pm
Cost - $30
Includes - All materials as well as drinks and nibblies are included (Lavazza Coffee is extra at $2 per cup.)
What to Bring - 2 Photographs to use on your layout!

Class sizes are strictly limited so book quickly to avoid disappointment!
(Gift Vouchers are available for craft classes and products purchased on the night.)
To book for this class or any of the classes found on our ABSA Classes Page, either fill in the form on the Class Registration Page or phone 07 3715 7004.

Hope to see you soon!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Dress Up Dolls Class

The Beyond the Page classes have been extremely popular at ABSA, particularly the Mum and child classes!  A new class has just been announced for all those parents wishing to have some crafty fun with their child.  The wooden dolls will be painted and decorated to make a cute, fun project to take home!  As always, this beyond the page class will be taught by our fun teacher, Natasha!  Details are below and you can book by phoning the store (07 3715 7004) or by registering on our Class Registration Page.
Time : 2pm
Venue : Unit 2, 235 Monier Road, Darra, Qld, 4076 (free parking available)
Date :
Saturday - 10 July 2010   

Fee :
$ 30.00 per mother and child couple (child must be over 7 years, mum will be assisting the child with their project)

This fee will include
all items needed to make the dress up dolls, including the Beyond the Page project, papers, embellishments, sanding equipment, glues, a softdrink, nibbles, and an experienced teacher.
(Lavazza Coffee available on request - $2.00 per cup)

Class sizes are limited so please book your seat as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


Monday, June 21, 2010

Copic Card Class

Anyone who has visited the store recently would notice that ABSA are now stocking Copic Ciao Markers!  These markers are the biggest thing happening in the card and scrapbooking markets now, so we have a Beginner Copic Card Class coming up on the 22nd July!  Spaces are filling quickly so register soon, either on our Class Registration Page, or by phoning Michael or Colleen on 3715 7004.

The class will cover an Introduction to Copic Markers, what they are, how to test papers and inks, choose colours and basic blending techniques.  You will then colour a flower image (by JustRite Stampers) and make a card to take home.  You will also receive five Copic Ciao markers to use for this class and then keep and take home - valued at $29.75!!  This class is taught by Kathy Jones, a Copic Certification Regional Instructor and spaces are strictly limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

Details -

Cost - $45
When - 22nd July 2010
Time - 7pm
Where - Unit 2, 235 Monier Road, Darra.
What to Bring - Absolutely nothing, all materials including adhesives, drinks and nibblies are included and don't forget you will keep the five markers from the class as well!!!

This class is now full, but due to popular demand it is being repeated on Thursday 29th July at 7pm!  Cost is also $45 which includes 5 Copic Ciao Markers!!!

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Classes and More

It has been a while coming, but the ABSA blog will be updated regularly from now on!  You'll find various projects shown here along with updates on the latest classes being held at our store! 

Our Off The Page classes (including classes designed for Mothers and Daughters) are taught by Natasha Kazich, these are fun classes and the projects are so much fun to make!

Our Cardmaking and now Copic classes are taught by Kathy Jones.  Kathy is on the Design Team for JustRite Stampers, Our Daily Bread Designs and is one of the Australian Copic Regional Instructors.

Scrapbooking classes will be commencing soon and we'll let you know all the details shortly!

On the ABSA Classes Page you'll be able to find a list of all the upcoming classes and if you wish to register online, please go to the Registration Page and fill in the form! 

If you wish to be placed on our Craft Email List to receive all the latest emails about about upcoming classes, please fill in the form on the Register for Craft Emails Page!

Thanks for stopping by and we hope to see you soon.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Just Rite Stampers - Where To Start?

Just Rite Stampers is a fairly new company with a super hot product!! These stamps make personalising a dream! Although we have only listed a few products at the moment, there are many more available.

Want to try Just Rite, but don't know where to start? Think about what kind of project you are thinking about using them for......if you want to do Monograms with a decorative border, a great place to start is with the 'DIY Monogram Stamper Kit'. This kit includes the 1 5/8in Wooden Stamper (please check the products as the wooden stamper does not come with all sets, but can be bought individually), a large uppercase font and 3 Damask borders. You will also need to purchase an ink pad in the colour you wish to use as Just Rite does not come with ink pads.

To complement this set is the '10 Designer Centers and Borders'. This set includes 10 centres such as Happy Birthday to You, Best Wishes, Thank You and Get Well Soon along with 10 decorative borders that can all mix and match with each other. These are designed to fit the 1 5/8 Wooden Stamper.

Don't want decorative borders but want to create a person saying around the border? Easy - use the 'Small Letter Set' which has several tiny alphabets designed to fit in the outer groove of the 1 3/8in stamper and all other stampers as well. This set is all upper case, numbers and extras.

1 5/8in isn't big enough?? Try the 2in, 2 3/8in or 3 1/4in sets.  Too big - try the 1 3/16in circle.

Don't want Circles?? There are also Ovals, Squares or you can buy the Rectangular Blocks and Font Sets to make you own personalised stamps. Can't find a stamp that says exactly what you want? Make your own......make it JUST RITE!!!

For more ideas and products visit JUST RITE . (Remember this is the American site and any prices will differ in Australia.)

PS. The other great thing about Just Rite.......they match perfectly with NESTABILITIES!!!