Thursday, December 10, 2009

Do Crafts and Christmas Opening Hours 2009

Just a short note to let everyone know that we now have the latest do-crafts magazine now in stock and also the latest batch of related stock! Fab new products including the limited edition PINK Cuttlebug machine (only 2 left), gorgeous patterned paper pads, scalloped cardstock in 20 colours in 12" and 8" sizes, new designs of Acrylic stamps direct from the UK, jumbo bottles of Glitz-it (UK version of Kindyglitz), unbeatable storage solutions including flip out bins and adjustable divided containers and paper pricking starter kits and templates (like Pergamano). All stock is on display in the store now.
We are closing for Christmas at 2pm on Christmas Eve and we will re-open at 10am on Saturday 2nd January!
Thanks to all our customers for your continued support and your invaluable business with us during 2009 and we look forward to lots of exciting new classes and products for 2010. Merry Christmas everyone,
Maxine, Karen and all the girls at Picture2Page.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sizzix is back!!!!!!!!

Hello, if you weren't excited enough about the Copic Ciao markers - I have more mind blowing news!!!!?? Sizzix has found a new home in Australia at last and we have pre-ordered their fabulous new product called the Texture Boutique machine and lots of new embossing folder designs - including Christmas patterns and sentiments!! They will retail for around $75 and are shaped like a handbag (so cute!!) and are great for people like me who only use their Cuttlebug for embossing. We are expecting the first deliveries to be in store in about 10 days. Get one on your wish list for Christmas now - at a bargain price for a great little must-have machine and the embossing packs are also great value at around $20-$30 for a multi pack of folders in a single theme (i.e. Birthday, Christmas , Baby etc). I LOVE new stuff - wish I had time to play with it all? Don't forget to enter into our Layout Competition on this blog for November (see further down this page) - I'm even going to attempt it myself at some point this week (Don't hold your breath though - you may well faint). Bye for now, Maxine.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Copics are Here!

Hi everyone

I'm Kirsty, normally the one working behind the scenes on the website, not out in front but I just had to share my excitement about the arrival of the Copic Ciao markers at Picture2Page.

From someone who has spent many hours hunting all around Melbourne (and harassing Maxine) for these lovely markers I can tell you that Picture2Page is the only scrapbooking store in the eastern suburbs to stock these fantastic markers.

So what's so good about them you ask? They are brilliant for colouring and produce rich vibrant colours that blend beautifully to make your stamped image pop of the page. Copic markers are alcohol based, permanent makers used by illustrators, designers, artists and craft enthusiasts around the world.

There are a few tricks you need to know so check back soon for details on how you can learn to use these amazing markers. In the meantime, I've posted a couple of cards below where I've used copic markers.

till next time

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Mel's {October/November Challenge} - CELEBRATE

Hi Everyone!
We have extended OCTOBERS challenge! and so since it WAS my BIRTHDAY month! How's about a funky & fun 12x12 sketch for all of you to indulge in!
Whats that? OH GOOD I knew you would be thrilled!
So here are the goods ...


1. You must use the word "CELEBRATE" in your layout.

It doesn't matter who, what or where you are celebrating, just get the word on there!

2. Divide your page into squares by either doing it with paper, patterns, photo's etc
There is no limit to how many squares but lets see a little creativity with this!

3. Must have journaling and tell us what you are celebrating!!!

Now you can use as many or as little photos as you like, but at least have ONE! These can be any sizes also! So go get your scrap boogy on and don't forget to either leave a comment on this post with a link to where your goods are OR e-mail us so we can show the world!!

Remember there will be a WINNER and Prizes!
All entries MUST be in by the 30th November !!!

Here is my take on the challenge!
I used: October Afternoon paper, cardstock, Kaiser rub on's, and Stampin Up Stamps "Tart & Tangy"

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Showtime 09

Hello, thanks to everyone who visited us at the 'From Picture to Page Show' at Burwood in September. It was a great event and we met loads of lovely people - lots of regulars to our store and a few new ones too!!!!!!!! We will be next exhibiting in Geelong at the Town Hall on 13th and 14th March - the first event for the show organisers on the other side of town. The "From Picture2Page Shows" are always about papercrafters - no sewing or beading or quilting - just paper and stuff!! They are a great value day out, with lots of ideas and bargains to re-inspire you, so if you missed out in 2009 - there are 2 more in Burwood next year - keep checking our News and Events page for more details. See you all soon, Maxine.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hi ladies. Many of you will know that I am big fan of AlisonEllis Design papers and products. You might also know I am on the AED design team so I have the privelege of creating with the new products as soon as they come out.

I have made some cards using the new Christmas images and papers and will post some layouts soon. Hope you like. The products will all be arriving in store soon!

If you want to view the full range of new release products, head over to

Cheers, Carolyn

Sunday, August 30, 2009

August Blog Challenge Winner

Congratulations Tracie D - you are the winner of our August Blog Card Challenge. Please collect your prize from the store when you are ready!! Well done to all our entrants. Look out for the September challenge (coming soon) which will be for a scrapbooking layout! Please email a picture of your entry to for posting on this blog. Maxine.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Hello - I have some BIG news (well it's big for me anyway!) On Thursday, we managed to secure a precious pre-order for the entire range of Copic Ciao markers!! These things are like hens teeth in Australia and the US demand is outstripping supply - so after ourselves and a few Queenslanders bending a reps ear - they've decided to bring the full range in for all the Aussie papercrafters out there - directly from Japan! Hooray!!! (Sad I know, but it doesn't take much to make me happy these days - every day I breathe is a bonus). The marvel of these fabulous things is that they are a permanent, refillable pen which stampers adore and they have replaceable nibs. Whereas other markers go muddy when you layer the colours - these don't! You can colour a yellow over a red and the yellow stays prevalent. Love it!!! We are expecting shipment around October and we have the whole 144 colours on their way. Web-Genie Kirsty is already organising a great class to show you what these babies can do - can't wait! She's now known as Web-Genie Copic Queen Kirsty!! Talk soon, love Max.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Stuff!!

Hello, sorry it's been a while but we've been remarkably busy!!! Where are all the card challenge entries?? It's easy and you've gotta be in it to win it - we're giving away FREE stuff for the winner. You can send me an e-mail and vote for your favourites !! It's too hard for us to choose the winner!

All the new stock we ordered has all come in at once!! I've been online tonight buying new shop fittings to hang it all up on - we've run out of room again. A few new items we have include a new range of Thickers - including the new puffy vinyl and the glittered lullaby range, the BRAND NEW Cuttlebug embossing folders and cut and emboss kits, Websters Pages papers, more photo storage boxes, 12" magazine files and more albums, a new range of Reminisce papers in usable designs with card stock stickers to match and a huge range of over 30 papers that came in today but I forgot my camera this morning so I'll have to load those up at the weekend.I've been trying to upload some pictures tonight but my computer is going backwards so I'll try again tomorrow - they are all in the new products section of the gallery so please take a look!

The September classes will all be loaded up soon and we have so many new classes - it's not funny!! We've organised the school holiday classes already with 4 fab projects to keep your crafting proteges out of trouble and they are CHEAP entertainment at around $15 per session.

I'm going to give up now and start sewing - I have 21 outfits for my 6 year old's school concert to make - they are doing the "One Horned, One Eyed Purple Flying People Eater or something like that?????????" My creative brain has been mildly tested to explosion point on that one - if anyone has ANY idea what one looks like - could they please let me know? My 9 year old and her mates have decided to put on a pre-concert entertainment package and want to gyrate around the stage to "Whats new Pussycat" by Tom Jones so no doubt I will be running up a few cats costumes too in my spare(!!) time - the concert is on 1st September HELP ME - Maxine.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

{ Mel's AUGUST Challenge }

HELLO Everyone! My name is Melany and I am one of the teachers here at Picture 2 Page! and I have come baring a GREAT Challenge for you!
Now for those of you who haven't done one before here's how it works!

Here is my Card Sketch...
and here is my take on the sketch...I used: 3 bugs In a Rug paper, Kaiser Rub ons, rik rak, Bazzill cardstock, brads, Glitter, Kaiser paper flowers and Green Tara string.

Now it's your turn!


So it's winter, and I don't know about you but I'm freezing my butt off! So I thought we needed a little cheering up with some bright warm colours! RED/PINK & GREEN are looking good!
Here is a photo of some watermelon BEFORE my kids devoured it! I thought what a great natural combo of colours we had in just a piece of fruit!

* So You must use RED, PINK and GREEN on your card!
You can use other colours but these 3 MUST be in it!

* You have 2 WEEKS to complete this challenge {Friday 14th AUG}

*When you are done, You can either leave a comment on this post with a link to where ever you keep your card i.e. Your Blog or Flickr etc OR you can e-mail us at and we will be showing off your creations on our blog over the next 2 weeks!


There are PRIZES!
Great raks to give away to who ever gets their little Miss Creative Pants on (Or Mr Creative of course!) So MAKE SURE you get you stuff to us, this challenge will end MIDNIGHT Friday 14th Aug! Come and check this blog to find out who gets some blog candy!

Good luck everyone and may the creativeness be with you!

Hello, just thought I'd share my latest creations with you. I advertised a Black and Red card class on this month's class list with the ideas in my head but once I committed it to print - I had to make them!! The massive clear out of my office last week prompted me to take a second look at some old (and I mean OLD) magazines and surprise surprise - my head is now full of reinvented ideas!! I'm using napkins and the ever faithful Mod Podge for one of these cards this month as I loved the colours and it was one of the ideas in a mag - circa 2004! I also used the new range of Leone-Em jumbo punches we got in last week. The foliage punches are a great size for cardmaking! I also came across another idea for a vintage layout using corrugated card and packing tape ("back to basics" scrapping I'd call it!) Give me a few days to perfect the technique and I'll post it here! Bye for now - Maxine.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

I'm back!!

Hi friends. I thought I would share a quick layout I completed last weekend. Here are the lovely Alison Ellis Design 'What Birthday' papers at work. A bit of ribbon and a couple of mulberry flowers to finish -nice and easy! Oh, and my new favourite punch at work - Fiskars Threading Water!
Check back soon for some sneak peeks of some inking techniques I have been playing with... bye for now!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Hello everyone! I finally got some very helpful advice on writing a blog!! Not that I EVER run out of things to say of course! I just have a bit of trouble with anything attached to a power point!

The kids are back at school (I can hear you collectively cheering) and my brain has stopped spinning so I am going to start 'blogging'. If I run into any problems - I have my primary aged children to assist me - I now realise why I had them - fabulous computer skills!

Welcome to the new revamped Picture2Page website. It is still a work in progress and we will be adding to it frequently. One of our newest ideas is to add a public gallery so you will be able to post your latest creations onto our site through google. This is a great way to show off all your hard work and creativity and it is fabulous to see what you actually DO with all the stuff you buy from us as we don't often get to see the finished product. The gallery will be open for uploads soon!!!

We have secured some fabulous new teachers in addition to our already creative team and we have lots of new classes on during July and August. New from the UK is Debbie who has some great classes lined up in Iris Folding and Tea Bag folding along with lots of other great ideas - we are going to keep her very busy!!! As we are now open until 9pm on Thursday evenings, we have scheduled some evening classes for Thursdays. Check the 'Classes and Crops' page for times and prices.

Karen and I have been busy shopping and we have lots of new product in in the store. We have added new items to ALL of our lines, from stickers, paper, card and chipboard, to stamps, rubons, storage and albums. We've run out of room (again). The shop is chock a block with NEW STUFF.
Come and visit us soon and check it all out - the kettle is always on!!
Best Regards, Maxine.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Hi there paper enthusiasts!! Welcome to the Picture2Page blog.
This is Carolyn here with what looks like the first ever blog post. I hope Maxine knew what she was doing when she gave me the blog passwords. He he he!!

We are looking forward to keeping you updated with store news and scrapbooking tips. I thought I would upload what I have been working on recently and hopefully inspire you in some way.

This page uses the Basic Grey Lime Rickey collection. If you find it a bit bright and are worried about losing your photos in the patterns, try turning your photos to black and white. Your photo will stand out and the bright papers will give your page a bright happy feel.

This year, I have become the queen of scraps. Like many of you I have a large collection of patterned paper at home and I am trying really hard to use up some of the old collections. Don't forget that in a few years when people flick through your scrapbooks, you are the only one who might think 'oh look! she used old paper!!'.

So go down to the store, check out the bargain box of paper, which is constantly being updated to make way for new papers and see what you can come up with. This layout of my son used some old Basic Grey and my sewing machine.