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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Crafty News ...


Hi There My Crafty Friends,

Can’t believe how fast the past 3 month have flown by.
We have only 2 more sleeps till Sale-A-Bration finishes!!!
If there is anything you would like ordered, please email me by 9pm Thursday, so I can pop your order in on time.
Don’t forget with every $110 you spend you get 1 item from the “Sale-A-Bration” Catalogue.
I’m loving the new supplementary stamp sets being offered: ”Party Pants” and “Pedal Pusher”.



Is your Wish List looking a bit high in $’s???
Then why not sign up for a home shopping account, for $189 you receive $355 in product of your choice.
I would like to welcome Aleisha, Margarette and Deepika who have all taken up this amazing offer.

Here’s all the details …



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



So my BIG news this month is that I have joined Jen and her “Sunny Super Stars” Team of Scentsy Consultant, and YES, I am now a Scentsy Consultant too!!!
My title is “Escential Consultant”, and I even have my own website set up, please click here.
As Jen’s Office Manager, I have also set up a website for the Team, please click here


Other news is that I was a Stylist and Hairdresser for my sister-in-law, as she {and my brother  + 3 Cookie Monsters} went to a wedding in Invercargill this past weekend … she looked fab!!!
Last week I was also on a Focus Panel for The Warehouse, so all in all I have been very very busy!


I have written a couple of articles recently …
Ø  “Easter Treats …”, please click here 
Ø  “Women Connecting: Monday 21st March 2016”, please click here 
Ø  “The Warehouse: Focus Panel”, please click here 
Ø  “An Open Letter To Revlon”, please click here 
Ø  “Murder In The Potting Shed” … “Murder Mystery Dinner, Yes Please!”, please click here
Ø  “My daughter Made It Into The Local Paper …”, please click here 
Ø  “Dusty Deserves His Own Post! …”, please click here 
Ø  “March Hostess Code”, please click here 
Ø  “What I’m Warming Today …”, please click here 
Ø  “Card Of Challenge” With Jen On Thursday 18.02.2016, please click here
Ø 
Well you may just like to click on www.JorjaRose.com and read them all! LOL!!!


“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 THIS week are:
“Create With Kathe” Tuesday 29.03.2016, 1pm>3pm 
“Create With Kathe” Wednesday 30.03.2016, 6.30pm>8.30pm
“Create With Kathe” Thursday 31.03.2016, 1pm>3pm and again 7pm>9pm 


If placing an order online please use March Hostess Code NNF9VJ6E, 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

Thanks for taking the tome to read my Newsletter, I really appreciate it!

Hugs,
Kathe.









Kathe Oldham
30 Heritage Crescent
Richmond
Nelson 7020
Ph +64 3 544 4627 / 021 120 2967

Blogger for "The JorjaRose Files": www.JorjaRose.com
Pinner on Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/JorjaRoseNZ
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator {Silver}: www.katheoldham.stampinup.net
Escential Consultant Scentsy www. katheoldham.scentsy.co.nz

Easter Treats …


Easter Treats …
The Easter Bunny forgot to come in our household this year.
I totally forgot to lay the treats out Thursday night/Friday morning, my hubby said: “that’s okay, JorjaRose thinks the Easter Bunny comes Saturday night/Sunday morning” … thank goodness I’m saved!

Anyways Sunday rolled around, and or course I had forgotten again!!!
I saw the remnants of the treats that had been eaten, and asked JorjaRose about it …
She said: “Mum you were half asleep in bed, and I asked if I could deliver the goodies to Reilly and me!” She used her southern accent of course, and rolled the “R” in Reilly! My family comes from Gore, and she really has the Southern accent and rolls all the “R”’s!!!   It's so cute!



So now I think I have failed the 2016 Easter Bunny, but hop{e} to be back on top for Easter next year.
So this is what the Easter Bunny brought to our lovely home last year ...






And how cute is this wee Bunny from the year before {2014} …



From my family to yours wishing you a safe and Happy Easter!


Women Connecting: Monday 21st March 2016



I was so delighted to be asked to teach again this Term at “Women Connecting”, at Church Of Christ - Richmond.
Women Connecting meets every 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of the month.
The cost is worked out based on the products used, my Class cost $5, the Class before was $12, and at that Class, we made a fantastic wooden Hoodall, which I will blog about soon!




On Monday night {21st March}, we made a beautiful Shabby Chic birthday card, with a Bookmark attached, and matching envelope.


It was really great to teach the ladies new techniques, such as faux stitching, rolling the corner of the cardstock {and ensuring the faux stitching and stamping showing on the reverse of the roll}, ribbon pleating, and many other yummy techniques!
I also demonstrated the ease of using the Stampin’ Trimmer, the Trimmer Rotary Addition {and Perforating Blade - retired} and Simply Scored Board.
There was allot of stamping on this project, to make it look really vintage, and we used the “Timeless Textures” stamp set, which is my favourite stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue, and also featured the “Birthday Blooms” stamp set.
Here's a sneak peak at alllllllll the ingredients used to make this gorgeous card, and yes, there were 22 Pearls featured!!!




I made up 40 Kits, and there were 33 ladies there on the night.
Although there was allot of preparation, on the night, the night flew by!

Can’t wait for the next “Women Connecting” meeting, Monday 4th April.









Monday, 28 March 2016

Storage Ideas With Kathe: The Warehouse: Focus Group



Last week I was shopping at The Warehouse, when I was approached by a tall looking fella called Blair, who asked me if I was a local.
As I live 3 corners from The Warehouse, I said that yes I was!
He then asked me if I would like to be part of a Focus Group, which started at 6pm {it was already 4.30pm, so I had to get my skates on with dinner etc}, if I did attend the 90 minute meeting, I would be rewarded with a $50 The Warehouse Gift Card!
Of course I said yes, because I have lots to talk about as a customer of The Warehouse, + the $50 Gift Voucher would come in so handy.
I asked the lady at the checkout to put all my goodies on hold, because I would be back later that night to pick up the goodies that I had decided I really needed to purchase!
The Focus Group was great, there were approximately 10 customers, and 6 The Warehouse personal, some from Head Office in Auckland, the Branch Manager, key personal from our local The warehouse, and of course Blair from Head Office too.
There were 5 topics we discussed, and we all talked one at a time, answering with our personal view on different topics, and subtopics, and the meeting was taped, so they could digest and deconstruct the meeting afterwards.
One of the most useful topics discussed was the Christmas Club, which I knew nothing about.
I seemed to be the youngest person there, and the only with a physical disability.   Blair had no idea that I walked with aid if a cane, as it was in my shopping trolley!
I mentioned that anything stocked below my knee line, I couldn’t see or access.
The width of the isles was too narrow for people with disability, and I had many other answers and suggestions.
It was a really great Focus Group, and I am so pleased as to how we as customers were listened too.
It was also really interesting listening to the staff, as they all genuinely loved working at The Warehouse, and would not consider working for another business.   One of the people there had been an employee of The Warehouse for 20 years!
Once the meeting finished, I dashed back to the Warehouse to pick up my goodies.
LOL and another couple of ladies had the same thought as we all laughed when we saw each other there!


On my list of purchases was the great Craft HoldAll by Craftwise called “Plastic Storage” {I purchased 2, as it was buy one, get one half price} some Craftwise Charms {again, buy one, get one half price}, as book called “Deadly Deceit” by Mari Hannah, a packet of Skittles Sours {my all time favourite}, 2 Cream Eggs and I also signed up for the Christmas Club!




Key Links:
The Warehouse, please click here
The Warehouse, Christmas Club, please ckick here
The Warehouse, Store Locator, please click here

Careers at The Warehouse, please click here  

All in all, Tuesday turned out to be a fab day!
Thanks Blair and the Team at The Warehouse!


Wednesday, 23 March 2016

An Open Letter To Revlon …

An open letter to Revlon …

I just sent the below email to Revlon, and their response was for me to call their Customer Services about this.
The outcome of the phone call is … well I have used the product, and maybe I should switch to a different formula such as ColorStay Liquid Foundation or PhotoReady Foundation.
Considering I spent $42 for a Revlon Foundation, that I reached the bottom of the pan on the 2nd of usage, I am NOT impressed!!!

This was a big investment for me, as $42 is allot to spend on a Foundation for me, as I usually use Avon products.






The email sent  to Revlon …

Hi There,

Last week I purchased the new Revlon Colorstay 2-iN-1 Foundation {the new one on the market}, in Ivory.
I reached the bottom of the Compact on the 2nd day I used it!
When I went back to the Pharmacy, I was told I must be very heavy handed.
I pointed out {politely} that I am a {former} Make Up Artist, but was told not is these words though, but tough shit, and was suggested that I buy a MakeUp Brush for the remainder of the Compact.
I am NOT impressed!!!
All I ask is that the makeup Compact be exchanged with a Revlon Liquid Foundation.
I have booked in with the Revlon MakeUp Artist that is visiting Farmers Richmond late next weekend {Thursday/Friday/Saturday 31.03.2016 – 02.04.2016}, and can return the Compact to her then.

Best wishes,
Kathe.

So be warned, if you do decide to outlay $42 for the new Revlon Colorstay 2-iN-1 Foundation, be prepared to flush your money down the sink.




Friday, 18 March 2016

“Murder In The Potting Shed” … Murder Mystery Dinner, Yes Please!!!




Murder In The Potting Shed” … Murder Mystery Dinner, Yes Please!!!

Looking for some fantastic entertainment + a meal on Friday the 1st of April - April Fools Day?!!!
Then come along to the Nelson Suburban Club for a fun filled evening.

The event “Murder In The Potting Shed” … Murder Mystery Dinner is being organised by the “Garden Group” – which I now belong to.   And it is going to be a great evening!
The $30 ticket price also includes a two course meal (English based) being as the play is based on an English Potting Shed!

We have five of our members from the “GardenGroup” being involved in the entertainment, and balance of the Actors/participants will be selected from the audience. Oh my goodness … they had better not pick me!

It is going to be a fun night, and oh so appropriate being April Fools Day!

Tickets for Murder In The Potting Shed” … Murder Mystery Dinner, are available at the Nelson Suburban Club Reception, or when closed at the Bar.


Hope to see you there, 6pm, Friday the 1st of April he Nelson Suburban Club!
Murder In The Potting Shed” … Murder Mystery Dinner, Yes Please!!!


Friday, 11 March 2016

My Daughter Made It Into The Local Paper ...

So anyone that knows me, knows that I keep my children out of social media, and I don't share photos of them on my website, or on any off my social media platforms.
So imagine my surprise today when I received an email from a friend about our daughter today!
I didn't even know she was at Nelson Intermediate yesterday {my hubbie just informed me that he signed the permission slip for the school excursion}, or even that her photo had been taken for the local paper!!!


"Waimea Intermediate year eight pupil JorjaRose Oldham, 12, in action at the Inter-Intermediate School Novelty Swimming Sports at the 
Nelson Intermediate School pool on Friday"

To read the full article, please click here

At least she looks cute and is having fun!



Dusty Deserves His Own Post! …


Dusty, 3am in the Bathtub!!!

Dusty Deserves His Own Post! …

You may have discovered by now that we have a gorgeous cat called “Dusty”.
Dusty is a Russian Blue, and is the most gorgeous cat I have ever met!
Since Dusty came into the family, he gets up to daily high jinks, and terrorizes the neighbours, by leaving wee gifts of birds in their homes!
Some of our neighbours even give him treats, and my crafty ladies quite often stop in with cat biscuit samples they have been given in the “Junk Mail”!
Aside from high jinks, Dusty’s other occupation is  … sleeping, and he loves to sleep!


Dusty was a gift from a family, who read online what happened to our previous cat, who was attacked by 3 dogs, and subsequently had to be put down.
Nike had been in our family for 23 years, so it was really hard to see her put to sleep.
I wrote about the dog attack on Facebook, and a girl {now a lady!} whom I went to High School with {25 years ago!!! – you do the math!}, read the post on Facebook, and made contact via a private message, saying that their family would love to give our family a kitten, as their Moma cat was about to have a gorgeous wee litter of kittens!
We met Dusty when he was 5 weeks old, and brought him home when he was 6 weeks old.
As you may have gathered, we are dotty over Dusty, and I just can’t help but share photos of his antics!   Dusty even has his own hash tag #dusty!
I just went through my Facebook posts, dating back to January 2015, and this is what I came up with …


12.03.2016
“Feeling Amused”

It's 2:45am and Dusty has fallen asleep (again), whilst he is helping me write an article called "Dusty Deserves His Own Post"!


11.03.2016
“Thinking About Birds”

Now this is the life!
Just hanging on the sofa, chillin'


05.03.2016

It's a hard life being a kitty cat!
Dusty's half awake/half asleep after catching birds again today


02.03.2016
“Feeling Amused”

Dusty chilling it!
Ode to be a cat!


26.02.2016 {same day}
“Feeling Envious”

The sun has moved, so Dusty ' changed position!
Oh to be a cat and have no worries!


26.02.02016 {same day}
“Feeling Hot”

It's soooo hot out there, that Dusty has taken refuge, by lying in shade of the windowsill!


23.02.2016 {same day}
 “Feeling Amused”

'tis too hot out there for Dusty!


23.02.2016 {same day}
“Feeling Frustrated”

So Dusty still lay there fast asleep whilst we had dinner! 
This is JorjaRose's plate, now that she's almost 13 years old, she is now a Vegetarian!!!


22.02.2016
“Feeling Amused”

Yep, that's our Dusty, stretching and trying to keep cool in this afternoon heat!


18.02.2016
“Feeling Amused”

Dusty all tuckered out ... 1 Class down, 1 Class to go!!!


17.02.2016
Dusty all tuckered out after chasing those "Crazy Birds" ...


08.02.2016
“Feeling Amused”

Dusty couldn't help but have a nap in the middle of Class today!


29.01.2016
“Feeling Amused”

Dusty all tuckered out after making jewellery this arvo! 


27.01.2016

Poor "Doug", Dusty caught him, nurse Jen rescued him, but alas his injuries were too severe.
He passed away peacefully in Jen's caring hands.
RIP Doug.


03.12.2015
“Feeling Amused”

Meanwhile Dusty is asleep (again!), and I am craftin' hard in the "Kat(he) Cave"!


24.11.2015
“Feeling Amused”
Had a hard night out, promoting #JenScentsy, and come home to find Dusty all curled up and asleep on his favourite chair! 


04.11.2015
“Feeling Amused”

Check out my new holder for my Cane "mac", hooked onto my Big Shot #3 "Topaz"!
Dusty had to get in on the action ... of course!
*edited, as typed on my Cellphone, and had some spelling/grammar errors!


08.10.2015
“Feeling Amused”

Dusty showing off my up coming Class projects.


09.09.2015
“Feeling Amused”

TRYing to set up for tonight's Class, as as usual Dusty is laying amongst the projects ... Grrrrrr


31.08.2015
“Feeling Proud”
JorjaRose made Dusty a bandanna scarf, how cute is he?!!!


29.08.2015

Craftin' like mad whilst Dusty sleeps under WayneO's legs.
Notice the WOBber socks!


26.08.2015
“Feeling Amused”

Brydee had to move chairs 'cos Dusty was sleeping on her chair! 


23.08.2015
Dusty sleeping amongst the Christmas product!


16.08.2015
Dusty taking a snooze 


16.07.2015
“Feeling Sleepy”
Dusty all ready for Class to start! 


23.05.2015

Class starts at 2pm, I have 1 seat left
And yes, Dusty Will be in Class too!




And here's a competition I entered Dusty in, to win a pair of shoes from
"Number One Shoes".

Didn't win, but isn't he soooo stink' cute!


Found this shot of Dusty in the Pantry!




And finally a couple of videos of Dusty when he was about 10 weeks old!

Have you fallen on love with Dusty yet too?!!!
Meow!!!






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