Sunday, October 31, 2010

Kathryn's Card Afternoon - A Big Thank You

Sorry it has taken me a week to post a round up of Kathryn's Card Afternoon for the Cancer Council's Girls Night In events. Last Saturday afternoon I was joined by 19 lovely ladies for an afternoon of fun and enjoyment, guest enjoyed a glass of champagne on arrival served with some dips and crackers (kindly donated by Ballast Stone Estate Wines and Bayleys of Strathalbyn) and then it was down to creating four handcrafted cards (which I will post in a later blog post). To date I have raised $949 which is just a fantastic effort and I thank everyone who has made this possible.

There were four work areas with a choice of two designs using the same cardstock and resources but using a different stamp set.

We had a silent auction with so many fantastic goodies donated by Stampin' Up! and we also had a raffle and door prizes.

Many thanks to all my stamping friends for the fantastic selection of handcraft cards that were available for sale, I do have quite a few left and will be still selling them in the coming weeks so the grand total will still be on the rise!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dress up Christmas Promotion

Create beautiful packaging to fit any Christmas gift with exclusive products from Stampin' Up! From 16 October-30 November*, there are two ways to get FREE ribbon:

  • Get an exclusive package of ribbon for FREE when you purchase a Christmas gift-giving bundle!
  • Get an exclusive package of ribbon for FREE when you host a $550 workshop!

Choose from these bundles:

Wood-Mount Item/Price Clear-Mount Item/Price

Gifted Bundle
Gifted Set and Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper

124041; $66.90 124042; $56.90

Welcome Christmas Bundle
Welcome Christmas Set and Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper

124045; $69.90 124046; $59.90

Season of Joy Bundle
Season of Joy Set and So Swirly Stampin' Around Wheel

124043; $67.90 ---

Delightful Decorations Bundle
Delightful Decorations Set and Ornament Punch

124044; $72.90 ---

Choose from the following limited-time ribbons when you purchase a Christmas gift-giving bundle or host a qualifying workshop:

Item Description Retail Value Cost with qualifying purchase/workshop
116792 Mistletoe Ribbon Originals $21.95 FREE
116795 Sleigh Bells Ribbon $15.95 FREE
113099 Riding Hood Red 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon $19.95 FREE
115608 Real Red 3/4" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon $19.95 FREE

Contact me today to place your order or schedule your Christmas workshop!
*Bundles and ribbons available while supplies last.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Girls Night In - Kathryn's Girls Afternoon

You are invited to attend Kathryn’s Girls Afternoon as part of the Cancer Council’s Girls Night In events raising much needed funds for women’s cancers. We’ll be using Stampin’ Up’s! latest stamps, colours and accessories to create projects you will love!

Woodside Lutheran Church Hall,

137 Onkaparinga Valley Road,Woodside

Saturday, 23 October 2010 at 1.30 pm

Cost - $15.00 per person

You will spend an afternoon making four handcrafted cards (all cardstock precut and ready to be put together) whilst enjoying a glass of wine, sumptuous nibbles and afternoon tea.

There also will be cards available for purchase, fantastic door and raffle prizes, so you will need to bring some gold coins too.

You are most welcome to invite a friend.

Places are limited RSVP by Friday, 15 October 2010

To reserved your spot

(08) 8389 9149 or 0409 197 292

Proudly supported by Stampin’ Up!,

Ballast Stone Estate Wines and Baylies of Strathalbyn

If you are unable to attend, you may consider making a tax deductible donation by going to my personal page at the Girl’s Night In website.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I have a Winner...

I am excited to announce the very lucky winner of the Free Pass to UStamp with Dawn and Friends Get a Jump on Your Jingle the 2010 Holiday Papercrafting was...


The next round starts on 12 November so if you missed out winning a pass it's not too late to join up at the UStamp with Dawn and Friends website and you will love the interaction for 40 projects all about Christmas ideas, the 24/7 chats and Dawn is so generous with prizes.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Free Pass to UStamp with Dawn and Friends Get A Jump On Your Jingle

It's time to Get A Jump On Your Jingle!! The 2010 Holiday Papercrafting UStamp with Dawn & Friends has been announced and I will be again returning as a Guest Designer and I have a FREE PASS to give away to you my blog followers...Just leave a comment here by Friday, 8 October at 12 midnight ACDST.

The Holiday season will be here before we know it and how SPECTACULAR it will be for YOU to have FABULOUS Holiday Projects completed with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the wonders of the season. Get A Jump On Your Jingle will give you all the inspiration you will need to help you create all your papercrafting gifts, stamping classes and camps and make your celebrations extra extra special.

No need to stress over the hustle and bustle of trying to create last minute Holiday Gifts...Get A Jump On Your Jingle and sit back an relax when the Holidays arrive. This is going to be a magical holiday event that you do NOT want to miss. All the Designer's have already been hard at work in their papercrafting workshops...designing, cutting, inking, coloring, adhering, folding, tying, layering, primping, sparkling, packaging and of course mixing in LOTS of LOVE & JINGLE in all their super fantastic projects for US.

The Holidays are my favorite time of year and Dawn is excited to announce she will be spreading lots of holiday cheer by giving away even MORE prizes during our Holiday event. She loves giving away prizes and I know you all like winning prizes.

Color Combo's ROCK...Why change a REALLY GREAT thing, right? Well, for the Holiday event we will still include the Color Combo with each project however, we will need to tweak it just a little bit and allow for a few overlaps. 40 Different color combos is just impossible for the Holiday Theme. No worries tho, the Designers are thinking "outside the color combo box" to come up with some extordinary color combos...just not 40 different ones. I know you will agree that 40 projects with 40 coordinating cards & envelopes in 20 days, with NO REPEATS including with PDFS, will definitely help you Get A Jump On Your Jingle!!

UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! "Get A Jump On Your Jingle...Holiday Papercrafting 2010"!! will open 12 November and will run through 1 December.

Register today for the Early Bird Pricing of only $19.99 (US$)
(regular pricing of $24.99 begins 15 October)

As Dawn has said many times in the past...Her goal has been, from the beginning for every UStamp with Dawn and Friends, to be even better than the last - it's a BIG GOAL, but one, based on feedback, has been realized each and everytime.

Talented excited Designers all around the world are working hard right now creating the most fabulous projects for YOU. I am so very blessed to be able to be associated with an absolutely AMAZING group of friends who work so hard every event to inspire.

Get a Jump On Your Jingle...Holiday Papercrafting 2010 will deliver all same opportunity to do something REALLY FUN, even if only or a few minutes a day, to check out a project or peak into the chat room to say hello to some friends around the world or be inspired by a challenge or two.

Don't we all deserve a few minutes of fun to help us re-charge and enjoy what we love. Of course we do. One of the many great things about UStamp is that YOU create when YOU are ready. LOVE the projects, but don't have time to make them yourself right away, no worries, the website will remain open for many months, ready when you are to create so you won't miss out.

Here is what you can expect when you join us...

* 40 Projects with Color Combos
* 40 co-ordinating cards with co-ordinating envelope
* All Projects include downloadable PDF with Photo's
* Designer hosted chats with even MORE prizes
* Open Chat Room 24x7
* Gallery to share your re-creations
* A totally cool blinkie for your website/blog

So remember to leave a comment and you could be the lucky winner or go to the UStamp with Dawn and Friends website and register today for just $19.99 US$.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

UStamp with Dawn and Friends - Swing Card

What a fantastic day today, oh I love long weekends especially when the sun is shining. I would like to share with you my creation for UStamp with Dawn and Friends which was a swing card. I had never made one before so I had a little play before I was happy with this design using one of my favourite Christmas stamp sets, Season of Joy ($51.95 wood)

If you would like the step by step instructions to this card and the other 40 plus moving cards and 40 cards so that's more than 80 designs it's not too late to join up. Just go to the UStamp website and it's only $24.96US and with the Australian Dollar so high at the moment it's such great value.

Stamp Set: Season of Joy
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red, Always Artichoke
Card: Certainly Celery, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Real Red 5/8" Satin Ribbon