Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween!!

I know we don't really celebrate Halloween here in Australia, but I still think it is cute! I am not into the gross side of Halloween - you know, the zombie/ghoul/death side, I like the funny happy pumpkin, ghost side, complete with LOLLIES (candy)!! Who doesn't love a day where we give lollies away??

I have always made a little something for my kids to take to school to share with their classmates, and this year I decided to make little "brooms" that I was inspired to make from Pinterest. Here is the original picture I saw on there, and I just adapted it to what I had on hand!

Here is how mine turned out. What do you think?

I make enough for the two classes, and spares for any teachers who want one. There are about 80 brooms here.
 
 

 
How cute is the witch?? She comes from the Spooky Bingo Bits stamp set.
 
 
This is some of the colour range from our new Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper.
 
 
I filled the skinny treat bags with sour ropes I found in Woolworths - you get about 14 sour ropes in a pack for $2, bargain!! Halloween will stretch a bit with my kids this year - my son is away at camp, so his will go in on Friday, where my daughter will take hers in on Wednesday, so any spares will make the rounds twice!
 
I really like the way they have turned out - so cute!
 
I hope you all have a fantastic Halloween, whether you do anything for it or not - we don't go trick or treating or anything, but I still like to mark the day!
 
Have a great week!
 
cheers,
Kylie xxx
 
 

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Don't forget the FREE ribbon promotion - ends soon!!



Don't forget our fabulous FREE RIBBON offer for the month of October - it finishes in a week! Each ribbon spool is worth $15.95 and Stampin' Up! is giving them away - one spool for EVERY $60 spent!! I put in an order for some class supplies and I got to choose ALL FIVE fabulous In Colours for FREE!! Plus with my discount for being a demonstrator, and the spending dollars for being my own hostess, I got to choose $170 in product for FREE (includes the ribbon special) - how cool is that???
So if you need anything for your crafting, now is the time to put in your order! PLUS if you scroll down to my last post, you will see how you can help out with the Breast Cancer Fundraiser on Saturday that my friend has organised - my commission, and all monies raised from my little treat holders (see previous post) will be donated to this fabulous cause - place your order today!

Back soon,
Kylie xxx

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Aware Month.........

A friend of mine hosts a Breast Cancer Fundraising Day every October. She has all of her friends pay an entry fee, bring a bottle or a plate to share and spare cash for raffles. It is always a great day! Last year I wasn't able to stay for long as hubby was away working and my son had basketball, so to try to do my little bit, I made around 70 little treat holders in pink and white - pillow boxes and candy wrappers - and filled them with chocolates. The ladies really seemed to like them, and although I initially made them for Jayne to give to her guests, the guests insisted on BUYING them to add to her total for the day - I was so happy!! So of course I am making some little treat holders for her fundraiser next weekend.
I know she doesn't subscribe to my blog, so I can share them with you and hopefully not spoil the surprise! The reason that I am doing it now and not after the fundraiser, is I am hoping to add further to her total raised. For the next week, until 6pm Perth time on Sunday 28th October, I am offering my commission on all orders received. So for every $100 spent (excluding postage) I will be able to add $20 to Jayne's total!! Can you help me out??
My commission will be donated on all orders, of any amount! But if you like what you see in the pics below, and place an order for them, then ALL money made will be donated as well!! Check them out:

 
These are the little pillow boxes I made. The die is retired now, but if you would like to order these little packets of gorgeousness, they are $3 each decorated (but empty) or $1 each for the blank die cut that you assemble and decorate yourself.
If you would like the supplies for these, let me know :)

 

 
 
This is a very simply decorated petite purse made with the petite purse die. This die is current and available to order. You can also place an order for these little purses - $3 each decorated, in your choice of colour of course - or $1 as a blank die cut for you to assemble and decorate yourself.
 
 
These little cuties are made with the candy wrapper die and the simply scored scoring tool. They are available to order - $4 each decorated (but empty) or $1 as a blank die cut that you assemble and decorate yourself. They are really easy to assemble and in person have such a wow factor!
 
 
Another version of the candy wrapper die. $3 each decorated (but empty) or $1 each as a blank die cut that you assemble and decorate yourself.
 
I will be making some different treat holders over the coming week, so I hope to post back here soon with some more inspiration.
 
All of these little treat holders can be made or cut out of your choice of Stampin' Up! coloured cardstock, and all of the supplies can be ordered from me at your convenience. Feel free to email, text or call, I would love to hear from you! 
 
I would love to be able to hand Jayne a lovely donation next weekend, so if you can help me out I would really appreciate it! You would not only be getting fabulous Stampin' Up! product, but you would also be helping out a fantastic cause, one close to my heart. All monies paid for the treat holders will be donated, and all commission from any sales too!! Postage charges do apply for Stampin' Up! product orders and for the assembled, decorated treat holders, but all blank die cuts will be posted FREE!!
 
Let me know if you would like to be a part of this fabulous cause!!
Hope to hear from you soon!
 
Kylie xxx


 

Monday, 15 October 2012

More Holiday Ornaments...

Yep, it's official - I am addicted to making the Holiday Ornaments!!
Here are a couple more I have been working on......

 
 
These ornaments are quite large - this one measures 18cm from tip to tip. I have made 8 of this one to adhere to a wreath ring for my door at Christmas. The colours are whisper white, cherry cobbler and silver glimmer paper.
 
 
 
This one is much smaller, measuring 10cm from tip to tip. I have added one of our new vintage faceted buttons for some extra sparkle. I love pink and crumb cake together! I have also added silver glimmer paper and whisper white bakers twine to finish.
 
 
 
This last one is the same size as the pink one, made in exactly the same way. I made little ones as they will look fantastic on a Christmas tree! This is such a versatile stamp set, I love it! I have my fingers crossed that SU brings out some different coloured tulle for other projects - I would love to see white tulle added to our catalogue!
 
Let me know if you would like more info on these fabulous ornaments!!
 
Have a great day!
 
Kylie xxx



Thursday, 11 October 2012

A Christmas Ornament Class

I am in love with Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalogue - which is new to Australia this year!! I have been busy making these gorgeous Holiday Ornaments and I have decided to offer them as a class - I hope you will be as excited as I am!

The first class is for the full ornament and it is gorgeous! It can be made in any colour you can think of, and I have put in a special request with Stampin' Up! Head Office for them to make different coloured tulle as soon as possible lol!!
Here is the full ornament:

 
(don't look too close haha, just noticed this one is missing a pearl!!)
 
 
So many possibilities for this gorgeous ornament, and they are quite large too, measuring between 5 inches and 6.5 inches across! The class is offered on the top red and the middle browns ornaments, the red/green ornament can be booked at a later date.
 
This class is $40 pp prepaid - your payment secures your seat, seats are strictly limited to 6.
Booking and prepayment is essential. The class fee covers all materials, full instructions you can take away with you and a light snack with tea and coffee included.
 
As with all of my classes, this class is a child-free event. If you would like to do the class but need to look after small children, feel free to book a date and I will come to you!
 
If you are unable to make the class for any reason, you are welcome to collect your kit to put together yourself at a later date. Instructions will be included.
 
This class is offered  on Monday 5th November at 10.30am and 7pm, then again on Thursday 8th November at 10.30am and 7pm. RSVP is essential and no later than Monday 29th October by 6pm to allow for orders of materials and to make up your kits.
 
If you would love to do the class, but feel that it looks a bit too complicated, how about making a less-involved ornament? I am offering a class on the ornament below:
 
 
Isn't it gorgeous? I am planning on making these for my kids classmates this year! This ornament takes about half the time the top ornaments take, but the effect is still fantastic! Did you notice other colours at the bottom? This ornament looks stunning in any colour you like!! You can choose your ornament colour - exceptions may apply - when you book, or you can make the blue one, it's up to you!!
 
Once again prepayment is essential.
 
This class is $25 pp prepaid - your payment secures your seat, seats are strictly limited to 6.
Booking and prepayment is essential. The class fee covers all materials, full instructions you can take away with you and a light snack with tea and coffee included.
 
As with all of my classes, this class is a child-free event. If you would like to do the class but need to look after small children, feel free to book a date and I will come to you!
 
If you are unable to make the class for any reason, you are welcome to collect your kit to put together yourself at a later date. Instructions will be included.
 
This class is offered on Tuesday 6th November at 10.30am and 7pm, then again on Wednesday 7th November at 10.30am and 7pm. RSVP is essential and no later than Monday 29th October by 6pm to allow for orders of materials and to make up your kits.
 
Why not bring a friend? If your friend is new to me for either class, you will both receive a free gift!! Book a table of 6 (including yourself) and your class is FREE!!
 
This is a fun ornament to make, in either size, and I would love to share it with you! If you can't see yourself making a class, these ornaments are also available to order in time for Christmas, in your choice of colour and style, just ask about your options!!
 
Why not give me a call? I would love to chat, or even meet up for coffee!
 
Until next time,
Kylie xxx
 
 
 

 
 

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

A Halloween House.....

Friday night at my house was Stamp Club night - and my birthday!! So I took two of my favourite things - stamping and Halloween - and put them together! I had black and orange balloons tied to the fence out the front, light up Halloween pumpkins scattered around the yard, the front door was festooned with fake spiderwebs and spiders, the door was decorated with a handmade black wreath made from a garbage bag and a gorgeous purple spider, there was Halloween lollies from the U.S. in cute little Halloween bowls and my kids dressed up as a friendly witch and the ghost face from the Scream movies to greet them as they arrived....it was a bit of fun, and they enjoyed it!!

 
I saw a pic on pinterest about a garbage bag wreath - so easy to do!
 
Just few samples with some of the Halloween lollies...
(forgive the walls - we are prepping to paint )
 
And our project for the night was this really cute little Halloween House Luminaria. If I'd had time during the week I would've cut out a lot more than I did, and just have the girls put it all together, but with school holidays, birthdays, the Royal Show and assorted other activities, time just flew! So the girls ended up doing a lot of the work themselves and it took them a while lol!! Two of them have since gone home and made more of the houses, some of them Christmas themed, so I didn't scare them off to much haha! Here they are:
 
 
 
Here is a closeup of the first one I made:
 
 
How cute are they?? There are three house windows, one door window and three roof windows which all let the battery tealight shine through, looks so cute in the dark! How cute is the little broom?? That's my favourite part of the house!
 
So I am offering this little house as a class! I will do ALL of the cutting out, all you will need to do is assemble it, which will cut down on time and effort considerably! There is no hot glue involved, but it is fiddly, so this class will be child-free. I will supply everything you need, you just come along and have fun! Bring a friend, and if they are new to me, you will get a free gift! If you get between 3 and 5 friends together, and book a class with me, your class will be FREE!! How's that for an offer!! Here are the details:
 
Class is a prepaid $40 pp - prepayment guarantees your spot, as spots are strictly limited to 6.
 
You can choose the colour of your house - exceptions may apply - so ask for your colour choice when you book!
 
There can't be last minute attendees as supplies will need to be ordered and I will need time to make up all of the kits.
 
Refunds cannot be offered as supplies will have been paid for - but you are welcome for someone else to take your spot if you can't make it, otherwise you will be able to collect your kit to assemble yourself at another time.
 
For your comfort and the comfort of others, children are unable to attend for any reason. You are welcome to host a class in your home if you need to look after children, but this class is for adult participation only.
 
The date of the class is Wednesday 24th October at 10.30am and repeated on Thursday 25th October at 10.30 am. RSVP is essential , and no later than Monday 15th of October by 6pm. This is to allow the ordering of the goodies and the making up of kits.
 
If you would prefer another date, feel free to get some friends together, or just you and a friend if you prefer and I can even come to you!
 
If you have any questions about this class, feel free to contact me! I would love to chat with you!!
 
I had a great time sharing this project with my stamp club ladies, and I would love to share it with you! Hope to hear from you soon :)
 
Until next time,
Kylie xxx
 

 
 
 

Monday, 1 October 2012

It's Spool Time!!



                         

Who wants free ribbon?? I do!! And I am sure YOU do too!!

Stampin' Up! is having a Ribbon Promotion!

During October, get a FREE spool of 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon with every $60 purchase. Choose from any of our 2012-2014 In Colors-or earn all five!

126848 Gumball Green 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon $15.95
FREE
126847 Midnight Muse 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon $15.95
FREE
126844 Primrose Petals 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon $15.95
FREE
126845 Raspberry Ripple 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon $15.95
FREE
126846 Summer Starfruit 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon $15.95
FREE

Check out this cute video:

 
 
Now is definitely the time to book a party or place an order - you really can't let FREE ribbon pass you by!! Call me today to discuss how to get your hands on your FREE RIBBON!! Can't say it enough - FREE RIBBON, FREE RIBBON, FREE RIBBON LOL!!! I love free stuff!!
 
Don't forget, it only lasts as long as October does! Get your preferred party date or order placed before time runs out!!
 
Give me a call or email me to talk about any of our wonderful promotions :)
 
talk to you soon!
 
Kylie xxx




 
 
 
 
 
   
 

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