• 2021 Craft Retreat,  Fundraising,  Video

    Stamping with aMac November 2021 Craft Retreat

    I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for coming to my aMac Christmas Craft Retreat!

    We had a wonderful weekend of creating, sharing, crafting, mingling and generally having fun!

    The weekend was filled with love and laughter. New friendships were made and old friends were accidentally reunited.

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    November 2021 Retreat

    Bornhoffen is in the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland.

    We’re surrounded by stunning scenery as well as being lucky enough to have some beautiful bush walks on our door step!

    November 2021 Retreat

    I arrived early and with some help, started to prepare the room for a weekend of crafting. 

    November 2021 Retreat

    I organised a raffle to fund raise for Cure For Brain Cancer and there were heaps of prizes to choose from!

    Stampin’ Up! generously donates prizes but I added to the pool as did Jackie M, Belinda, Laura, Robyn and Toni. Thank you all for your generosity ladies!

    Everyone was a winner of at least a couple of prizes!

    Through the generosity of our wonderful Crafters and a few outside donations, we raised an incredible total of $575!!!

    November 2021 Retreat

    Thank you so much Laura Stranks for providing a stunning display for me.

    Your creations are amazing!

    November 2021 Retreat

    The talent at the retreat is incredible!

    Here’s some of the many wonderful projects that were created over the weekend!

    November 2021 Retreat

    Robyn and Laura made these super cute gifts for everyone who came to retreat!

    Thank you Robyn, Laura, Leanne, Annette and Sheryl for my suprise gifts too!

    November 2021 Retreat

    I would also like to thank my friends Maree Avery, Robyn Cavuoto, Laura Stranks and Adriana Z for all of your behind the scenes help!

    You are amazing and save me hours of work!!! 😘

    Also thank you to Robyn, Karen, Laura, Kylie, Leanne and Annette who made set up and pack down super easy! 😘

    A huge thank you to my husband Wade for all of your tech help and behind the scenes help and support. I appreciate it more than you know… #menofstampinup

    Thanks again for your support everyone, save the date for the next one 11-13 March 2022… places are filling fast!

    Happy stamping
    Angela x 💖

  • 2021 Craft Retreat,  Card-making Classes,  Fundraising,  Video

    Stamping with aMac July 2021 Craft Retreat

    Apologies for the lateness of this Craft Retreat post – my website had been down for a bit over a week but is back on deck now.

    What a wonderful weekend getaway we had. We were so very fortunate to enjoy it given the current COVID-19 circumstances.

    I arrived early to set up the room with the help of Maree, Robyn and Theresa 😘

    At this retreat, we were fundraising for Bornhoffen PCYC to buy flyscreens for the windows of the hall. This will benefit us greatly in the warmer months when moths and beetles are attracted to the lights at night.

    We raised an amazing $630 and I’ve been informed that the screens are getting installed in 2 weeks’ time! 

    Thanks so much to everyone’s generosity!

    We had some wonderful displays…

    We also celebrated Toni’s birthday with a lovely fresh cake!

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

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

    A huge THANKYOU to all you who came and extra thanks to all those who helped out in various ways. I really appreciate you. 😘

    Looking forward to our next retreat 12-15 November. Let me know if you want to join us!

    Happy Stamping,

    Angela 😊x

  • 2021 Craft Retreat,  Card-making Classes,  Fundraising,  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.

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