• 2021 Craft Retreat,  Card-making Classes,  Video

    Stamping with aMac March 2021 Craft Retreat

    What a wonderful weekend we had at our Sale-A-Bration retreat! We had loads of craftalicious fun, laughs, crafting and sharing at Bornhoffen.

    I had 31 beautiful ladies join me for the weekend in this beautiful setting. The food was amazing too! Apparently everyone is going on a diet when they got home.

    Bornhoffen PCYC is situated in the Gold Coast hinterland, a few km south of Natural Bridge. It’s surrounded by rolling hills and is such a tranquil setting.

    I arrived early to set up the room with the help of Teresa and Meg 😘

    I was fundraising for Breast Cancer Research. I combined my online Pink Run fundraiser with my retreat. I completed a 5 km walk on the day because I wasn’t able to run but I’ll be able to do that soon…

    The donations from the retreat attendees came to an amazing $1167.50!!!

    Other online donations received from my Stampin’ Up! Family totalled another $265 and the over all total of donations received is $1781.50!

    First prize was the Mini Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine! Congratulations Belinda!

    There were lots of other prizes generously donated by several people attending and others who weren’t at the retreat. Thank you Anna, Peta, Jackie M, Laura, Meg, Jenny S and Maureen for donating to the prize pool.

    I am humbled by your generosity. Thank you for supporting a worth cause. 100% of money raised is going to Breast Cancer Research.

    We had a wonderful display and it was set up by my team member Meg. Thanks so much for your help.

    I also had Jackie McGee provide a lovely display board for me.

    We even got to celebrate a Birthday on Saturday – Happy Birthday to Colleen!

    Chef Donna made a special cake for the special occasion.

    Here’s our wonderful groups of crafters who had a great time with good fun being had by all!

    I loved walking around and chatting to everyone and seeing what they had been creating.

    The talent is amazing!

    I also love the generous nature of everyone, willing to share their ideas and projects, and help each other out.

    Here’s just some of the MANY projects that were created over the weekend. Some ladies were very productive!

    On the other hand… I managed to complete 2 cards 🤷

    Pillow gifts…

    I want to say another big THANK YOU to all of you who came. Thank you to all of my wonderful helpers behind the scenes, before the event with setting up and pack down and clean up.

    Thanks to everyone chipping in with the meal time clean up duties.

    Thank you so much to Maree, Teresa and Deanne for your prep and help behind the scenes ahead of the event, Teresa and Meg with the set up of the room, Meg for transporting all the Goodie bags, Raffle prizes and more and Laura for your beautiful make and take.

    Thanks to my husband Wade for the many hours you help behind the scenes, the IT stuff, spreadsheets, patience and much more. As well as putting up with a house full of ‘boxes’ for months at a time… 

    Huge THANKS to everyone who helped with the pack down and clean up, especially Teresa and Danielle!!! I really appreciate all of your help and support.

    I am blessed to have such wonderful friends in my life.

    Thank you for my beautiful Thank you cards and gifts! It’s so unexpected but very much appreciated.
    My heart is full knowing that you all thoroughly enjoyed your weekend away.

    Due to popular demand, there’s been requests to extend the retreat an extra day and night.

    More to come once I speak to Bornhoffen about dates…

    Happy stamping,

    Angela xox

    EDIT: Exciting News!

    I’ve had lots of requests over this weekend to extend the retreat an extra day and night… due to popular demand… I have great news!

    I’ve spoken with Jenna from Bornhoffen and we are able to extend our stay for Sunday nights! 

    There will be a price adjustment to allow for an additional nights accommodation and extra 3 meals. There will also be the option to leave on Sunday afternoon if you have to work on Monday.

    Here are the dates for our future three night retreats.

    Save the dates:

  • Events,  Stampin' Up! Promotions,  Video

    Craft Alive 2021 – Gold Coast

    Last weekend we had a stall at Craft Alive at the Gold Coast Turf Club. 

    A group in our team had so much fun meeting, chatting and crafting with new people.

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    Here are a few photos showing our display and set up, showcasing our fab Stampin’ Up! products.

    Thanks to all of those who stopped to say hello, it was lovely to meet you.

    If you are interested in seeing what products Stampin’ Up! offer, check out their fabulous range here.

    I also run card classes on the first Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the month if you’d like to get creative with like-minded ladies. Check out my class schedule for upcoming classes. 

    Happy stamping,

    Angela

  • 2020 Craft Retreat,  Card-making Classes

    Stamping with aMac November 2020 Craft Retreat

    We had a wonderful weekend retreat of craftalicious fun at Bornhoffen!

    I had 26 beautiful ladies join me for a weekend filled with friendship, craft, fun, laughter and sharing.

    Bornhoffen PCYC is situated in the Gold Coast hinterland, a few km south of Natural Bridge. It’s surrounded by rolling hills and is such a tranquil setting.

    We held a fundraising raffle for Kidney Health Australia where prizes were donated by Stampin’ Up! as well as a few additions from a few ladies who attended and myself.

    We raised a whopping $540 in total – just amazing!

    It will be my pleasure to pass this donation on in honour of my dad, Franjo Jakupec, who passed away recently.

    The wonderful displays created by Caroline

    Check out the big smiles of our wonderful groups of crafters.

    A great time and good fun was had by all!

    Oh, and we have some celebrity news…

    Paula and Jennifer had an exciting start to the retreat when they stopped for a cuppa on the way… they saw the ‘Honey Badger’.

    Paula was soooo excited to get a few photos with him and it made for an exciting start to her weekend!

    I loved walking around and chatting to everyone and checking out what they had been working on. 

    The talent in amazing!

    I also love the generous nature of everyone, willing to share their ideas and projects, and help each other out. Here’s just some of the many projects that were created over the weekend.

    I want to say another big THANK YOU to all of you who came. Thank you to all of my wonderful helpers behind the scenes, before the event, and with set up and pack down.

    Thank you Maree, Teresa, Mel, Bree, Caroline, Lindsey and Gemma for your prep ahead of the event, Bree and Robyn with the set up, Bree and Mel for taking care of the raffle for me, Caroline for your wonderful display, and for your make and take, and Laura for your make and take.

    Huge thanks to everyone who helped with the pack down and clean up, especially Robyn and Maree!!!

    I really appreciate all of your help and support. I am blessed to have such wonderful friends in my life.

    My heart 💖💖 is full knowing that you all thoroughly enjoyed your weekend away.

    I’m looking forward to start planning our next retreat – Stamping with aMac Sale-A-Bration Retreat which will be held 12-14 March 2021.

    Places are strictly limited and are filling fast. If you want to join us, please contact me asap.

    Happy Stamping,

    Angela x

  • 2020 Craft Retreat,  Cards,  Stampin' Up! parties

    Virtual Retreat Finished Projects

    I recently held a Virtual Retreat over a weekend and we made the following projects.

    Each project came with an instructional video as well as a set of instructions with all the dimensions needed to make the card.

    Joyfold Card

    In this project we made this beautiful Joy Fold Card using the fabulous Prized Peony stamp set.

    Project 02 - Quilted Card

    This faux Quilted Card was made up of squares of DSP which were then stuck down and embossed to add extra texture.

    Project 03 - Box With Four Note Cards

    Four note cards fit perfectly into this mini Paper Pumpkin Box which decorated using the Prized Peony stamp set and dies.

    Project 04 - Impossible Card

    This card certainly had a ‘twist’… we created the Impossible Card!

    Project 05 - Never-ending Card

    The Never Ending Card will have its receiver enthralled. It was actually easier to make than it looked. It just took a while to cut all the pieces we needed…

    Project 06 - Scrappy Strip Card

    The Scrappy Strip Card was the perfect way to use up those bits and pieces we tend to ‘keep’. We created this simple but effective card.

    Project 07 - Tri-Fold Card

    I added my twist to this Tri- Fold Card 🙂

    Project 08 - Pop Out Panels Card

    This card gives you a lovely surprise when you open it and see the Pop Out Panels.

    In all, 25 ladies attended my Virtual Retreat to make these fabulous eight projects.

    I am planning another for October 2020 so contact me if you’d like to join us.

    Happy stamping,

    Angela

  • 2020 Craft Retreat,  Sale-A-Bration,  Video

    SAB Craft Retreat 2020

    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.

    Happy stamping,

    Angela

  • 2020 Craft Retreat,  Sale-A-Bration,  Video

    Sale-A-Bration Craft Retreat

    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

    Please share this post with friends who you think may be interested.

    Happy Stamping

    Angela 😀