The My Guestbook studio is located in New Zealand's stunning Waitakere Ranges in a beautiful little place called Laingholm which is one of Auckland's best kept secrets ssshhhh!  

We started out way back in 2007 making canvas prints and fine art photo prints under our My Canvas brand. My Guestbook was originally dreamed up over a cup of coffee in 2014.

The two brands co-existed separately for many years but behind the scenes it’s just one studio and one person - me! I wear all the hats, so after the first covid lockdown I decided that updating two websites, two Facebook pages and two Instagram accounts was bonkers, so I combined them into one!

Meet The Team 

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As you can see we are a family owned business (this was a day off)!

Hello, I'm Tracey, the owner and creator of My Guestbook, partner to Steven and mother to Daniel. 

I have always been a maker and my ideas stem from the same place - simply trying to be the best I can be making beautiful products my clients will rave about.

When I left my corporate job back in 2008 I told myself it was to get a better work life balance and a way to unleash a little creativity. Who was I kidding lol?

I probably work more hours now but I always wanted to be my own boss doing something I loved and I do love every guestbook I make. I wanted to create a way of life that enabled me to make the most of living in this amazing little slice of paradise where we live.

But don't be fooled - there was no studio back then, just a spare bedroom and the kitchen table when I needed more space.

Jump forward a few years and I graduated from the spare bedroom to the garage and all the extra space that gave me. The garage was great on space but after looking at a roller door for a few years and walls with no windows it was time to evolve once more into a dedicated space.

Wait for it …… there is now an actual studio with windows and a view of the beautiful trees we are surrounded by. The studio is about 30 steps from my front door so the commute is easy! It's more rustic than glamorous but we do have a Nespresso machine so the coffee is good and there's always plenty of cake on hand and lots of laughs along the way.

We love chatting about guestbook ideas so if you have an idea and want to chat give us a call. 

Tracey 
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