Wednesday, October 3, 2012

SCRAPAHOLICS - Store Showcase

Kia Ora (Welcome) to the world of Scrapaholics! My name is Jodi Tomlin and for the last 5 years I have developed my business because I was obsessed with Scrapbooking – the most awesome hobby in the world!

My business now resides in Howick, Auckland, New Zealand. Scrapaholics started life as a website business only but I am too much of a people person and I had to get face to face with other Scrapbook fanatics, so 2 years ago we extended ourselves to open a Bricks & Mortar store.

I left behind my career as an IT Consultant and dedicated myself to building my store into a space that I believe is comfortable and well stocked.

I am lucky to have a Store Manager, Sarah, who worked for another scrapbook store before mine and is very experienced and knowledgeable. Sarah loves helping our customers with design and colour combinations her willingness to assist is complimented all the time.
(here are some of Sarah's creations)

 Then there are a team of 5 tutors that bring great style to the many classes that we run each month. It’s great working with these ladies too; we bounce ideas off each other and get very inspired by each other’s work.
(The following layouts are from 1 of our tutors... JODI)

While I have been using BoBunny papers all of my Scrapbooking life, during the last 2 years we have introduced BoBunny to our store customers and we certainly have built a great fan base who eagerly await the new releases each quarter. I would say that the biggest fan we have is one of our tutors Vivienne who just cannot get enough BoBunny product...

Last year Vivienne made some beautiful cards from the Gabrielle range for a class and earlier this year made a stunning layout from the Country Garden collection for her “Pieces of Me” group.

(this is Viv)
I too have worked with a number of the ranges and pretty much love them all!

I was privileged enough to meet Jeri and Megan last year at an event in Auckland hosted by our New Zealand BoBunny wholesaler Kays Co. and then caught up with these lovely ladies again this January at CHA is Los Angeles.
(This is Jeri, while visiting)

Thank you BoBunny for giving me the opportunity to show off our store on your blog! We LOVE your products – your designers are FAB! Kia Kaha (native Maori phrase – means Stay Strong!)

Jodi and the Scrapaholics Team


  1. 267looks like a fabulous store!! congrats on the feature

  2. Those letters you chose for the name of your store are amazing! As is the picture of the female on your window. Wishing you many more years of crafting and selling pretty papers.

  3. Thanks Boo Bunny for showcasing a NZ store! I have seen them advertised but never made it to Howick. I definitely want to try now! Oh, and I'd love to see how your overseas viewers pronounce - Whangamomona :)

  4. Such a great looking store!! I loveeeeeeeeee their projects!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

  5. Love it, must come and visit next time I am in Auckland! Kathy

  6. Love Mandas comment! As a pure bred kiwi I have to admit to struggling with the pronunciation myself! Congrats Jodi on providing us with such a fab scrapbook store!

  7. Congrats on running a successful LSS!! What wonderful Bo Bunny inspiration!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  8. wonderful work! the way you discuss the subject i'm very impressed. i'll bookmark this webpage and be back more often to see more updates from you.