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Friday, 26 February 2016

"Card Off Challenge": With Jen On Thursday 18.02.2016


So excited that Jen and I had time for anther “Card Off Challenge”.
The card I had created was featured in my “Create With Kathe” Class week.
So as I taught my Class, Jen tweaked the card, but still used the same base of Stampin’ Up! products.
I always love to see the outcome of Jen’s tweaking, as she is a master of colour!
As you can see from the two cards, the original was Portrait, and Jen’s switched hers up to Landscape
The stamp sets featured are “Birthday Blooms” and “Timeless Elegance”, these two are my absolute favourites from the new Occasions Catalogue.
The pretty flower on the original card was is soft tones of Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaroon and Pear Pizzazz.
Jen’s flower was in deepening colours, perhaps with a touch of Rich Razzleberry, and she coloured the background of the flower, by adding a wash of Tempting Turquoise.
Both cards have faux stitching, created using the “Updated Essentials” Paper Piercing Pack, and the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.
If you look super close at the “Sahara Sand” layer, you will also find heaps of stamping using the “Timeless Textures” stamp set and Soft Suede and Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pads.
Jen’s card was framed in Blackberry Bliss and a cute sparkly embellishment added to the top right-hand corner, and some gorgeous pleated ruffled ribbon {Venetian Crochet Trim and Seam Binding}.
I always love a touch of shabby chic, so in my card I added a Doily, fabric rose, ruffled ribbon {Venetian Crochet Trim and Seam Binding}, and a beautiful Brad, from the “Antique Brads” collection.
At the end of the day {or night as it had become}, it was a draw!!!


By Kathe Oldham


By Kathe Oldham {altered Antique Brad}


By Kathe Oldham


By Jen Hassloch


By Jen Hassloch

Hmmmmmm … wonder what our next challenge will be!
Till next time ...













Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Crafty News ...


Hi There My Crafty Friends,

Can't wait till tomorrow, Jen, Brydee and I are flying off to Auckland for the "Scentsy World Tour Conference".
As Jen's official Office Manager for her Scentsy Team, the "Top Of The South Scentsy Stars", I am very privileged to go, and be part of the Team.
We fly out Thursday morning, shop hard, have the conference on Friday at the "Auckland Hilton" ... yes the Auckland Hilton, wonder if Paris Hilton will be there!!! More shopping on Saturday, before we head home late Saturday arvo.
Just in time to do the the laundry, and kids lunches, for school Monday!
To say I'm excited is an understatement!!!
Will report more when I get home.

On the home front, most embarrassing moment of the week was this evening, when I had to purchase some Feminine Hygiene products {Teena} at Pak 'N Save. 
There were none on the shelf, so I finally found a female Pak 'N Save worker, and asked her for some help, so she went and got this nice burly looking 25 year old MAN to help me!!!
He couldn't find any, but suggested I come back in the morning, as new stock may arrive.
Talk about embarrassing, I even thanked him, and then apologized to the MAN ... blushed face much?!!!

Plus ... 
Please check out my Blog www.JorjaRose.com as I have written a couple of articles this week.
Well only one, entitled: "So I always abide by the rule NOT to turn the Dishwasher on and go to sleep ... but this just happened {anyway!!!} ... " 



  
Just a reminder about the Sale-A-Bration Catty, in the back of the brochure, pages 16-19, these items are only available till 15th February, or while stick last {whichever comes first}.
These are the "Sky Is The Limit" stamp set, "Hello" stamp set, and "Perfectly Artistic" Designer Series Paper.
Just spent $110 from either the Annual Catalogue {AC}, or the Occasions Catalogue {OC}, and you get to choose one of these items for FREE {from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue {SAB}!!!

  

  

On the 16th of Feb, there is a supplementary Sale-A-Bration brochure which will be released.
Here's a sneaky wee peak ... lovin' those stamp sets!




A further reminder ... at the moment we have 2 xtra Cattys to shop from, the Occasionals and the Sale-A-Bration!

What is Sale-A-Bration you ask?

Shop!
Here’s the deal: for every $110 you spend {before shipping and handling} you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.

Host!
Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $450 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $45 more Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a Home Shopper/Demonstrator yourself

Join!
It’s the best time of the year to join Stampin’ Up!
During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a Home Shopper/Demonstrator for just $189 and choose $70 more of FREE products for your Started Kit
That means you will receive $355 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice for only $189!!!
Plus the Kit ships for free!

To view the Sale-A-Bration Catty, please click here
To view the Occasions Catty, please click here

“Create With Kathe” Craft Classes this week …
I am still running 4 Classes a week, so if you would like to pop in for a chat and a coffee, and maybe some craftin' as well, please call me.
If a Class time does not suit, then I can accommodate another day/time, as long as there are at least 2 of you craftin'

Cost is only $10, and bookings essential as I make up kits - thanks 

"Create With Kathe” Craft Classes NEXT week are:
“Create With Kathe” Tuesday 16.02.2016, 1pm>3pm 
“Create With Kathe” Wednesday 17.02.2016, 6.30pm>8.30pm
“Create With Kathe” Thursday 18.02.2016, 1pm>3pm and again 7pm>9pm 
Side Note: Thursday just happens to be Reilly's 14th birthday! 
He is having a birthday get-together on the weekend with a couple of mates, and my parents are taking them out for an adventure in their campervan!

If placing an order online please use February Hostess Code PWDHJCQJ, if you use this code when you place an Online Order, I will send you a small gift with a Thank You Card.
Note: Please do not use the code on orders of $300 or more, as this will stop you being able to select your Stampin’ Rewards.

Please check out the "Weekly Deals" for this week which can be viewed here





Tuesday, 9 February 2016

So I always abide by the rule NOT to turn the Dishwasher on and go to sleep ...


#lucky
So I always abide by the rule NOT to turn the Dishwasher on and go to sleep ... but this just happened {anyway!!!} ...
This morning, the house smelt funny and the plates, glasses etc were still super hot {in the Dishwasher}!!!
The kids didn't do chores before school this morning, so I had to wait till 3pm for them to do it.
During the day, every time I tried to get a clean glass from the Dishwasher, the glasses were super hot.
Luckily I had left the Dishwasher door open all day, as the basket had melted into the element, and the element was still on!!!
Only realized about the element = heat when Reilly was able to yank the cutlery container from the element!!!
The element was bright red with heat, and had been on for approx. 15 hours!!!
Had to then find under the sink, where to turn the Dishwasher off at the wall!!
Dramas, but we are all fine, and Dusty didn't even realize!!!
Makes me think back to when the Toaster caught on fire!!!


Thursday, 4 February 2016

Crafty News ...


Hi There My Crafty Friends,

Well I am all "CrazBirded" out after spending the evening looking on Pinterest at all the creations made, featuring the Tim Holtz "Bird Crazy" stamp set and Framelits.
Makes me want to get creative with my own set, and get all "Bird Crazy"!!!

On the home front, the kids started back at school this week, so by the time the weekend comes around, I'm sure they will be very tired!
Reilly turns 14 in 2 weeks, and is in Year 10 at Waimea College {Fourth Form in my day!}.
JorjaRose is 12, 1/2 years old and is in Year 8 at Waimea Intermediate {Form Two in my day!}.

Plus ...
Please check out my Blog www.JorjaRose.com as I have written a couple of articles this week.

Just a reminder about the Sale-A-Bration Catty, in the back of the brochure, pages 16-19, these items are only available till 15th February, or while stocks last {whichever comes first}.
These are the "Sky Is The Limit" stamp set, "Hello" stamp set, and "Perfectly Artistic" Designer Series Paper.
On the 16th, there is a supplementary Sale-A-Bration brochure which will be released.
Here's a sneaky wee peak ...




A further reminder ... at the moment we have 2 xtra Cattys to shop from, the Occasionals and the Sale-A-Bration!

What is Sale-A-Bration you ask?

Shop!
Here’s the deal: for every $110 you spend {before shipping and handling} you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.

Host!
Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $450 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $45 more Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a Home Shopper/Demonstrator yourself

Join!
It’s the best time of the year to join Stampin’ Up!
During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a Home Shopper/Demonstrator for just $189 and choose $70 more of FREE products for your Started Kit
That means you will receive $355 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice for only $189!!!
Plus the Kit ships for free!

To view the Sale-A-Bration Catty, please click here
To view the Occasions Catty, please click here

“Create With Kathe” Craft Classes …
I am still running 4 Classes a week, so if you would like to pop in for a chat and a coffee, and maybe some craftin' as well, please call me.
If a Class time does not suit, then I can accommodate another day/time, as long as there are at least 2 of you craftin'

"Create With Kathe” Craft Classes THIS week are:
“Create With Kathe” Thursday 04.02.2016,, 1pm>3pm and again 7pm>9pm
“Create With Kathe” Monday 08.02.2016, 4pm>6pm
“Create With Kathe” Tuesday 09.02.2016, 1pm>3pm
“Create With Kathe” Wednesday 10.02.2016, 1pm>3pm

Please note there will be no Classes on Thursday 11th February, 'cause I will be in Auckland at the "Scentsy World Tour Conference" {BIG smiley face!!!}.
I am attending as the official "Office Manager" for Jen and her Scentsy Team, the "Top Of The South Scentsy Stars"!!!
However I can swap the Thursday Classes for Wednesday, but let's discuss that at today's/tonight's Classes 
Side note ... my Thursday arvo ladies are now coming on the Wednesday, at the same time ... Wednesday 10.02.2016 at 1pm
Too confused? Call me!

Cost is only $10, and bookings essential as I make up kits - thanks 


If placing an order online please use February Hostess Code PWDHJCQJ, if you use this code when you place an Online Order, I will send you a small gift with a Thank You Card.
Note: Please do not use the code on orders of $300 or more, as this will stop you being able to select your Stampin’ Rewards. 



Hope you have a great week ... 


BTW ... This weeks "Weekly Deals" are ...











































    


Monday, 1 February 2016

A New Year = A Card Off With Jen …



A New Year = A Card Off With Jen …





On Wednesday night, Jen and I decided to play with some of the new products from the Stampin’ Up! OccasionsCatty.


As soon as Jen saw the new Catty, she instantly fell in love with pages 26-27, which have the “BotanicalBlooms" stamp set, and matching “Botanical Builder” Framelits, and the “BotanicalGardens“ Designer Series Paper, which are available to be purchased separately, or as a Bundle for $105.75


When Jen arrived at my "Create With Kathe" Craft Class {she arrived just in time for the last project}, I gave her {cause she’s my bestie and I love her to bits} the “Flowering Fields” Sale-A-Bration stamp set, and the “Botanical Gardens“ Designer Series Paper.


Why the DSP? … because I detest the colours featured which are Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Mint Macaroon, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Whisper White.
For some reason, the “Regals”, or deep colours just don’t do it for me, I tend to favour the “Subtles”!
So ... Jen’s mission on Wednesday was to change my mind about the DSP …
For a change, we decided our “Card Off” Challenge was going to be a collaboration, usually on past “Card Off” Challenges, we have a theme, have free range of the “Kathe's Cave Craft Room”, and make some amazing projects!
To see past “Card Off” Challenges, please click the "Card Off" Label to the right.
On this occasion, I was in charge of construction of the “Card In A Box”, and adhering panels of DSP, colours directed by Jen.


Jen’s involvement was making ALL the gorgeous flowers, adhering and titivating all the foliage.
Our joint effort was awesome, and I have to give full credit to Jen, as she did an amazing job with all the beautiful and colourful flowers.



New Year = A Card Off With Jen … DONE!



At the end of the day {or should we say night, as we finished at 12am}, and 3 hours later, Jen went home with her new stamp set and the “Botanical Gardens“ Designer Series Paper, and I think she was really chuffed!



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