October 2, 2007

Hi everyone,

It’s been a busy blog, so a lot of the Scrap Pink event has already been covered. But we do have some of the photos of Scrap Pink day to show you:


Kelly taking her gorgeous ‘Living doll’ layout class.


Ilka’s sweet little matchbook make ‘n take class.


Ann- who, would you believe, was very nervous but did an incredible job teaching! We are so proud of you Ann!


Hannah teaching the sweetest little magnetic frame for the fridge class!


Isabella (Kate’s oldest daughter) hard at work. Little chip off the old block she is, she had such a wonderful day!


And last, but not least, our faithful coffee maker taking a much needed break! Thanks Dave, you’re the best!

Fi, Steph and Kate.


Scrap Pink Cupcakes

October 1, 2007

Hi everyone

I was talking to Fi this morning and she said my cupcake recipe had been asked for. Well, here’s my secret – I cheat. I did actually bake them from scratch last weekend but wasn’t completely satisfied with the result. Oh, they were completely edible, and eat them we did (they’d have to be really bad for me not to eat a cake), but I wanted them to be better. So I resorted to my favourite stand-by (and saviour of cake stalls everywhere) – Betty Crocker’s Vanilla Cake packet mix. Instead of making it up as a cake I put the mixture in cupcake paper patty cases and baked them for about 12 – 14 minutes. My beautiful and gifted assistant, 12 year old Miss Holly, then decorated the cakes for me. We made the icing and she cut the marshmallows with scissors. A friend had recently sent me a picture of some similar cupcakes and I thought it’d be fun to do for Scrap Pink, so Holly and I hope those attending enjoyed them.



A very successful event!

October 1, 2007

On behalf of Fiona, Steph and myself, I would just like to say a huge thanks to everyone who participated in our Scrap Pink day yesterday. It was so great to meet you all and spend the day together getting crafty! We had a fantastic time and thanks to your generosity raised $570 for the Breast Cancer Foundation here in NZ.

Big thanks go to those companies and individuals who supplied product and prizes, KiwiScraps, Sanzi Imports, Julie Le Cleur, Atomic for the venue and wonderful coffee (thanks Dave), the Kingsland Methodist Church for the use of tables and chairs, and us Paper Pesto! It was so nice to see everyone go home with a prize and also the gorgeous creations you all made on the day!

Just to let you know the October collections are up on the Website this morning so go and check out ‘On the Periphery’ and ‘Spring Fling’!

We will have some layouts up in the next week showcasing the gorgeous new kits, so keep your eye out for those…did you see the darling layouts Steph put up yesterday?

Have a great week everyone!

xx Kate.

Scrap Pink classes

September 30, 2007

Hi everyone,

Here are the projects completed at Scrap Pink this past weekend. All were put together by the four design team members taking the classes, who generously gave their time beforehand and on the day to help out with the fundraiser.

Kelly Slattery’s layout class:


Ilka Adam’s make ‘n take class:


Ann McLachlan’s card class:



Hannah Blair’s make ‘n take class:


Scrap Pink on Sunday!

September 28, 2007


Just wanted to remind everyone about our wonderful event happening at Atomic Coffee Roasters this Sunday in aid of Breast Cancer research and awareness! It’s going to be an incredible day with some fantastic classes and awesome prizes. If you’ve just heard about this now and would like to join in the fun, email me at as we do have a couple of spaces available and we’d love to have you along!

Annelie kindly pointed out that I should probably mention daylight savings too. Clocks go forward an hour Saturday night, so if anyone shows up at 11am Sunday morning thinking it is 10 am we may have to booby prize you! hehehe.

See you there!

xx Kate.

Scrap Pink Update

September 7, 2007

Hi everyone,

Preparations for our upcoming Scrap Pink event are coming along nicely (see our post on August 22 for further details). Here’s the timetable for the day. We only have 5 places available, so if you’ve been considering joining us for a great day out please send an email to to secure a spot.

10.00 Arrive, register, have coffee and a catch up.
10.30 Kelly Slattery’s layout class.
12.30 Lunch
1.15 Ilka Adam’s make ‘n take.
1.45 Ann McLachlan’s card class.
3.00 Hannah Blair’s make ‘n take.
3.30 Afternoon tea.
4.00 Home.

All class materials are supplied, and there’s a gift for everyone attending in addition to some great prizes (the $20 entrance fee goes to the NZ Breast Cancer Research Fund).

Have a great weekend.

xx Kate.

Scrap Pink with Paper Pesto

August 22, 2007

As part of a worldwide scrapbooking for breast cancer weekend at the end of September, we have decided to join Kiwi Scraps’ initiative and host a day to support this worthy cause.

The event will be held on Sunday 30th September from 10am -4pm at Atomic Coffee Roasters Cafe in Kingsland. Cost will be $20 for the day. All proceeds will go to the NZ Breast Cancer Research fund.

Paper Pesto will be donating materials for classes etc. We will be offering a layout class, card making class and make ‘n takes. There will also be some great prizes and competitions running throughout the day. Several of our Design Team have given their time and support by offering to teach and help us out on the day.

We will provide ‘real’ coffee and some refreshments but you will need to bring or buy your own lunch.

It’s going to be a fun and fantastic day and a chance to raise some money for an important cause.

Places will be limited as the space is not huge so please pre-register your interest by emailing and we will confirm your place once payment is received. A schedule of events will be posted shortly.

More information soon, hope to see you there!!

xx Kate.