I held my first craft retreat last weekend and I just wanted to share some photos of the fabulous time we had, the beautiful scenery and some projects that were created.
How beautiful are the surrounds at Bornhoffen? There are several decks to enjoy the stunning scenery…
This is a bit of a look behind the scenes to show you some of the prep that went into the retreat…
I arrived early to set the room up…
Everyone was so excited to get away for the weekend – the smiles say it all.
I managed to take photos of a few projects that were created over the weekend. That’s a lot of very talented crafters!!
Our main fundraiser was a raffle to raise money for Buy-a-Bale. I am thrilled to say we raised an amazing $610.
A direct deposit was made so no money would be lost to PayPal or CC fees. Please see the receipt below. Thanks again for supporting this amazing cause!
Thank you so much (also) to everyone who came to our retreat this weekend and generously donated over 200L of drinking water to Deb and Sharee to take back to Stanthorpe!
They were extremely grateful
The third amazing contribution were cards that were donated and made over the weekend. As you may or may not know, I volunteer at Ronald McDonald House in Brisbane and take a bunch of ready made cards for the kid’s families to use.
This collection will hopefully stock the box for several months to come.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your generosity in supporting these three causes.
My heart is full 💜
I was so touched to receive this beautiful gift and gorgeous card from everyone who attended my retreat on the weekend! Thanks again to everyone who came. I’m so glad you enjoyed the weekend.
I am so happy with my first retreat and am looking forward to planning many more.
Do you want to run away for a weekend of fun and crafting? You’re invited to my Craft retreat in January 2020!
What a great way to unwind post-Christmas!
Here’s a short video where I show and tell you a little more about it. I really hope you can join us!
Our Retreat venue
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A fabulous highlights recap of OnStage Auckland, April 2019. It was so wonderful to be part of this fabulous event. Enjoy!
I’m in Auckland at the moment for our Stampin’ Up! conference which starts today!
I’m very excited to find out what is coming out in our next annual catalogue. There are two things that I do know already that will be discontinued so I want to give you a heads up on that.
1. Big Shot and accessories
The Big Shot die cutting machine – we will be getting our own version of a machine but its not ready yet either. If you are a Big Shot lover you might like to purchase some extra plates or other accessories while we still sell them.
2. Stampin'trimmer and accessories
Our Paper Trimmer – we will get a new version eventually but its not ready yet. If you own the CURRENT trimmer, you may want to stock up on some blades and mats as they will not be available after June.
They may even sell out before then.
All items that accessorize these two crafting staples are while supplies last!
If you own either the Stampin’ Trimmer or the Big Shot, stock up today on extra blades, standard cutting plates and platforms.
The new dies that Stampin’ Up! is releasing on June 3 WILL work with the current Big Shot!!!
Please contact me by email if you want to stock up on any of these or please visit my online store.
You are invited to our Humming Bird House full day charity event.
This is a fun day of crafting and fundraising. You will get to keep a stamp set and an acrylic block. Lunch and morning tea is included too!
I will be running a table and guiding you through all the beautiful projects.
When: Saturday May 4th from 10 till 4pm
Where: Genesis Church Hall Carrara
Cost: $70 per person
BYO: Basic kit of adhesives, scissors and bone folder and $ for the amazing raffle prizes!
RSVP is a must by 14 April and your place is secure upon full payment. Please RSVP as soon as possible as places will fill fast.
Please contact me on 0403 305 785 or email me for payment details.
Welcome to our Alaska Achievers Blog hop for April.
This is my second Blog Hop which I have the privilege of taking part in. Demonstrators from all around the globe have earned the incredible Stampin’ Up!® incentive cruise to Alaska this year including myself! It’s now less than 2.5 months until my husband Wade and I leave for this incredible experience.
You will be inspired by all these amazing, creative people. This month we are sharing some Ideas from Stampin’ Up!® Onstage events that we attended. I went to Luna Park in Sydney.
Here is a sneak peek of things to come from the new catalogue that is launched on 1 June. If you’d like a copy of the catalogue, please email me.
I have made two cards using bonus products that we received in our spoils at OnStage. Both are made using beautiful new note cards and envelopes as well as the gorgeous new Delightfully Detailed laser cut DSP which is very vanilla on one side and whisper white on the other.
On my first card I used the very vanilla side. This DSP is SO beautiful that I let it shine. I just used minimal greetings and embellishments to finish the card off. The new Rich Razzleberry velvet ribbon is stunning. I coloured the rhinestones with matching Stampin’ Blends.
To finish the card off, I added an insert and stamped it with the matching Oh So Eclectic stamp set and I also stamped the envelope to complete the set.
With the second card, I used the reverse whisper white side of the laser cut DSP.
Once again, I kept it simple with another new cute new polka dot ribbon. For the leaves in silver and Rich Razzleberry, I used the leaf punch. I embossed the greeting in silver and added a stamped/embossed embellishment tying the leaf theme together.
Once again, to finish off the card, I stamped the insert and envelope to match.
This last card isn’t my design, it was one of my favourite make and takes at OnStage. I just added an additional Rich Razzleberry layer as the base to create a little extra contrast. How pretty is the DSP on this one?!
I can’t share a carousel today, you’ll need to stay tuned for the NEW catalogue coming 1 June!
OnStage is so much fun! I had an amazing time with my team as well as lots of other demonstrators. We have the privilege of learning new things, have an amazing time crafting and get our hands on the new coming catalogue.
If you want to join in on the fun, please join my team.
Thanks for visiting my blog today. You’re currently on my blog aMac by Angela McFarlane and further down this post you will see a list of everyone that’s taking part. Check the list below to see who is up next. Make sure you visit everyone so you don’t miss out on some amazing inspiration and creativity.