Thursday, February 19, 2009

Fundraising Event

Sorry to say girls, the Fundraising Event is not going ahead after all, as after hours of ringing all my beautiful friends and customers, I could only get two people to say yes :-( But it is all good, as I totally understand that everyone is struggling financially at the moment, and they have already given to the Appeal in very generous ways, so this would be an extra strain on the budget.

Still I have had a couple of orders from some girls who couldn't resist the chance to buy these sets at cost (Bargain!), get a Free Sale-a-bration Stamp Set, and know that they can help the Bushfire Appeal too. So if you would like to place an order also, just email me.

Just a thought.....If you can afford to.....Don't forget the animals either, click on this link to give to the RSPCA who are helping countless animals, re-uniting pets with owners and boarding all the pets for those without homes.
Blessings & Hugs xx

Friday, February 13, 2009

Bushfire Appeal Fundraiser

Like many of you I have been trying to think of a way to help the poor families of Victoria, and also waiting to see what Stampin' Up would come up with, as we knew they would.

Well here it is .....Stampin’ Up! have just announced a Bushfire Appeal, offering to donate a Generous 50% of the retail value of all sales from a select group of 10 stamp sets! I personally will also be offering a further 20% discount on these sets, in the hopes to sell as many of these sets as possible. This doesn’t affect the amount that Stampin’ Up! will donate, which will be based on the full retail value.

Priceless pg105 was $48.95 NOW $39.16
Seeing Spots pg89 was $29.95 NOW $23.96
Baroque Motifs pg98 was $39.95 NOW $31.96
Live Your Dream pg3 (Sum Mini) was $55.95 NOW $44.76
Looks Like Spring* pg76 was $58.95 NOW $47.16
The Snowflake Spot* pg27 was $39.95 NOW $31.96
Bodacious Bouquet* pg80 was $58.95 NOW $47.16
Polka Dots & Paisley* pg46 was $35.95 NOW $28.76
G’day Mate* pg115 was $35.95 NOW $28.76
Be Happy* pg51 was $39.95 NOW $31.96

You can read the full details of this promotion here.

Also, don't forget with Sale-A-Bration on at the moment you will recieve a free stamp set if you spend $100. So if you ever needed an excuse to buy some stamps, this is it! Email me now to order any of these sets to help such a worthy cause. Any questions, just ask.

In addition to these great stamp sets for sale, I will be organising a Fundraising Event in the very near future, so stay posted as I bring you more details on that.

*These sets with an asterik, will appear on the upcoming list of retiring products, so they will only be available for the Bushfire Appeal–while supplies last, then they will never be seen again :(

Linda's Inspiration Challenge

Here's something that is hopefully a little brighter to talk about, a Challenge from Linda's Forum.
So here's what the Picture Linda gave us looks like.

And here is what I made.

I am not sure how an inspiration Challenge works, so I just used the colours and shapes, and try to make a card that somehow is inspired by it? It's not really me..... It feels like something is missing? Maybe I should have used a linen background stamp for the Blue linen material.
All Stampin Up Products:
Cardstock: Creamy Caramel, Cool Caribbean(now retired), Whisper White.
Stamp set: Wonderful Favourites
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Purely Pomegranate Ribbon, Mat Pack, Scallop Edge Punch, Embossing Powder, daubers, slit punch.

In Memory of My Beloved Bonnie

Well I haven't been on here in a little while, it's just been too hard to blog anything new. Knowing if I did, Bonnie's beautiful picture would have to move down the page. I wish I could find the CD containing a really pretty picture of her, but do you think I can find it? When I do, I will post you all a copy so you can see how pretty she was. Yes, we had to do that terribly difficult decision Monday 2nd February, and let her go. It was heart wrenching stuff, and I have been an absolute mess over it since, but she was in such a bad way that last day, and could hardly lift her head, wasn't breathing well, and I am sure in a whole lot of pain. So today I know we have done the right thing, but back then, I couldn't be sure, I kept beating myself up with "What if's". What if I had tried this, or what if we had tried that, but I had to stop that, and knew I had done my best, and it was time.

Still it never makes it easier to loose someone you love so much and that is constantly there with you EVERY DAY. My Best Friend, My Faithful Friend, My protector, My work collegue, My little lass, My comforter, My constant companion, My shadow :(

No one on this earth, (except for God) has quite loved me like my Precious little Bonnie, such Unconditional Love! And Always There For You!