July special – 20% off patterned paper at Two Sisters!

Hey, deal hunters! This one is for you.

For the month of July, Two Sisters is offering 20% off patterned paper! This excludes paper packs but does include all new patterned paper releases! Woohoo.

So whether you’re in need of certain colours and patterns or just want to add to your paper stash, check it out now!

Scrapbooking for a good cause

 

On June 20th to the 22nd 2014, forty-four ladies made their way from all over Australia to Lake Keepit Sport and Recreation Camp near Gunnedah NSW for the 2014 Art and Craft Retreat.

The retreat was organised by long time scrapbooker and mixed media artist, Deb Godley, to raise much needed funds for 2014 Kidney Kar rally participants, the Warren family of Tamworth, aka ‘Kar 24- Cody’s Country’.

The Warren family

The Kidney Kar Rally raises money for Kidney Health Australia kidney kids’ camps, and the Warrens know first hand all about having a child with chronic kidney disease. Their youngest, Cody lost one of his kidneys after several operations to try and save it.

So not only did the scrapbooking and crafting community come to the rescue – they had a wonderful time doing it.

 Classes and demonstrations with Anita Rodway and Jodi Dolbel inspired the retreat attendees, along with a Dusty Attic Birdhouse challenge, a layout challenge and a ‘Heroes and Villains” dress up night.

Anita Rodway having some fun in her class.

A couple of birdcages from the Dusty Attic challenge.

Donations from Kaisercraft, Manor House Creations, Flutterby Designs, the Scrapbook Nook, Scrapbooking Memories plus independent Stampin Up! consultant Joanne Slee,  Kaszazz consultant Allara Bamforth, and Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp made raffles and goody bags a bounty of crafty goodness.

Many of the girls didn’t sleep – they just created all weekend – so there were many beautiful things to look at! Everyone left on Sunday exhausted but with a smile on their face, desperate to know when the next one would be.

The retreat managed to raise just over $2000 for ‘Cody’s Country –Kar 24’ which will all go towards Kidney Health Australia’s goal to raise one million dollars in 2014. Great work ladies!

Are you going to Paperific?

The Melbourne Paperific Expo will be held at the end of next month, so now is the time to start organising a trip to this exciting event. With so many top-notch exhibitors to shop at and fabulous make-and-takes to attend, so make sure you save August 29-31 for some serious papercraft addiction!

When: August 29-31

Where: Building 13, Melbourne Showgrounds, Langs Road, Ascotvale.

Operating hours: Friday and Saturday: 9:30am-5pm, Sunday: 9:30am-4pm.

Tickets: Adults $12, Seniors and full-time students $10.

Parking: $10 in the Showgrounds.

Email: naomi@paperific.com.au

 

Craft for Kane & Camp Quality!

It’s four weeks until the Craft For Kane & Camp Quality event and there are still spots available if you want to enjoy a day of scrapbooking, cardmaking and socialising – all for a good cause! Admission and class fees will be donated to the family of Kane (above) who is currently battling leukaemia. Plue, proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Camp Quality.

So book your place now for a great day of fun for a very good cause!

When: Sunday 27 July, 9am to 5pm.

Where: Edgeworth Bowling Club, 1A Park St, Edgeworth NSW

Cost: $20 admission

Classes: 10am card class with Karlie Yardy, independent Stampin’ Up! consultant. Cost of $15 plus the kit. 1:30pm scrapbooking class with Marion Werren, former SBM Master. Cost of $15 plus the kit.

Bookings are essential, so RSVP at www.facebook.com.au/StampingWithKarlie/events or call Karlie on 0438 368 449.