Friday, October 31, 2008

Kaisercraft Scrapbooking Christmas Papers

Christmas is coming, way too quickly if you ask me, and especially for all us creative people it starts earlier than usual. I am gradually stocking the site with papers and products that I really love. View the images below for a selection of new papers in our Christmas Papers Dept. Great for making handmade Christmas Gifts and Cards, and Tags. The ideas are endless. To view all our Christmas papers Click Here. I will be loading a Christmas Gallery Next week and I hope to have it filled with lots of Christmas Inspiration and Ideas.

The Christmas card kit, (see post below), has been a huge success and I have managed to source a bit more stock to make up a few more kits, but once they're sold that will be it for this kit. There may be a wait for the kits that are ordered now to be shipped end of next week. The ones that were ordered this week are on their way, any kit orders from today onwards will not be shipped until late next week, possibly even the Monday after it just depends on how quickly the stock arrives to me.

It is Melbourne Cup weekend here in Melbourne and for us it's a 4 day break because the kids have a curriculum day, and hubby is home also. I am sure it's the case for lots of you out there. The weather however seems a bit uncertain, warm but cloudy and rain, so who knows it could go either way knowing Melb, so if all else fails get some craft out, there is no better time to make a start on your Christmas Cards. It's always a blessing to get organised and start knocking off that to do list we all have as it leads up to Christmas. I'm off to do some more designing. Remember if you have purchased stock from our store to send photos of what you create with it so it can be uploaded in our customer gallery.

Have a great weekend. Anna.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Festive Sparkle Card Kit - Create your own Christmas Cards

This is the first of our Card Making Kits for Christmas. Gorgeous and Simple Cards, you will just really enjoy making these. The kits contain all you need including materials, instructions and photos. Like a take away class you can do in the comfort of your own home. You will also have enough materials and scraps left over to make at least another 2 or 3 cards. To purchase click here. Take a look at all our other gorgeous christmas accessories.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Thank you Cards and School Fair Craft

As promised here are a few more cards I made for our School Teachers. See previous post for the full story about why. I love to individualise cards but since I had to make a few and time is running short I just put a thank you on most of them or thanks. I also love to put quotes on my cards which was my intention this time but to think up so many different designs and quotes would have made it too time consuming. In any case I am really happy with how they turned out.

I also wanted to share one of the items I have made to sell at our Fair Day Craft stall. I usually make a bunch of things each year, and lots of cards throughout the year but as time permits I enjoy making things for school. It's great fundraising for the school and I usually test myself with making items I wouldn't normally make. Here is something new I attempted, I was browsing etsy a couple of weeks ago and found a seller who sells handmade journals. So I thought it would be nice to give it a try, surely it can't be that hard. So here is my creation. To be honest it wasn't that hard, and I quite enjoyed it, so I hope that it's appreciated enough for someone to purchase it at our school fair. I put a quote on the inside cover also. I love my quotes. There is nothing more inspiring that reading an uplifting quote when your feeling a bit down. Okay that's all for show and tell today. I hope you are feeling inspired to get started on some hand made Christmas Cards and Gifts. You get can get heaps of supplies on site to make these creations.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Teacher's Handmade thank you card - supersized

Hi everyone, I just thought I would pop on here and post a rather oversized card that I made for one of our teachers. In fact next Friday I believe is international teachers day and so I was asked to make a few cards since some of the mums at school know I am creative. The card is for all the children to sign. So this is the first one I have made. I used a 12' x 12' paper folded in half. I then cut down an oversized enveloped to match it actually looked adorable. Must go will post again tomorrow. Anna

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Craft for Christmas

Do you love being creative for Christmas?

You can purchase this gorgeous Christmas Stamp Here
Mmm I thought so judging by all the enquiries. Well welcome to Koko Vanilla Christmas Crafts. I have begun setting up a new department featuring gorgeous products that stand out to me for the coming Festive Season. I don't purchase whole ranges of items just what appeals to me. So head on over to our Christmas Dept and by the way the cute owl stamp will hopefully be back in stock soon, it sold very quickly so if you are interested let me know. The owl is on the department image you can view it here. I can just see all my christmas theme this year being this cute owl. I have only just started loading items but as they arrive I will load more and there is card kit or two on their way, so check back often. I have some gorgeous stamps and some of the Making Memories Fa LaLa range in papers. There is no time like the present to get started on your Christmas Craft. As Flylady would say even just 15min a day from now until Christmas will mean you will be ahead of the race rather than getting anxious at the last minute because you have so much left to do. You would be suprised when you do 15 min here and there it all adds up in the end. Besides if you are crafty there is no better time or excuse to indulge in your craft.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend


Monday, October 6, 2008

Mini Album - By Julie Heard

Hi Everyone,

Well I feel as though I can breathe a sigh of relief and say "I survived the school holidays!" Are kids getting more demanding or am I getting older and less tolerant. I don't know which it is but it feels as though its all hands on deck for those two weeks. I love having them around but their energy levels just go 24/7 and mine can't keep up, not to mention the sibling rivalry which is always such a treat, (not) to be refereeing all holidays long. Oh well they are all happily back at school and I am happily back into some sort of routine where I can plan my days without 1 million interuptions for about the next 10 weeks until its holidays again.

Onto website info: Yesterday when I checked my emails the lovely Julie who was our guest designer for September sent me some gorgeous photos on one last project she completed with the kit. The album was hers but she has decorated the inside of the album with contents from our Tropical Sunset Kit. Very stunning take a look. This kit is still available in store click here to view.

How divine is that and Julie takes such bright and clear photos as well. Thanks Julie for being our Guest Designer for September. To view this and other gallery images for this kit click here.

I have had lots of inspiring ideas swirling around my head for the website, so there will be some changes and additions coming soon. I am having lots of requests for Christmas Stock and I hear it all and as soon as my deliveries arrive I will start loading a Christmas Dept on Site. I will send an email to all the subsribers to notify you so if you would like to be the first know be sure to subsribe to the site. You can do that here. Once again I welcome customer requests and ideas so feel free to email me at If you are looking for something in particular I am happy to hunt around and find it for you. I am off to knock a few things off my to do list. Enjoy the week! Anna.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Happy World Cardmaking Day - Celebration Offer

To celebrate World Cardmaking Day, here is the release of our October Card Making Kit. For today only this kit is reduced. So get yourself over to the site and purchase yourself one. Kits will be shipped at the end of the week. Click Here to view & Purchase. Full of gorgeous ideas and techniques, like a take away class, you will love making up these funky birthday cards. You can never have enough of those.

Smarty Birthday Card Kit

by Belinda Sterns

Enjoy the rest of World Cardmaking Day and I hope you get the chance to make some cards!!

Live, Create, Inspire Anna.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Glitz & Glamour - October Scrapbooking Kit - Featuring Glitz Design

Glitz & Glamour
October Main Scrapbooking Kit

October Kit is now on site, filled with lots of gorgeous products from Glitz Design. Stunning papers, rub ons, stickers, roller stamp and bling. To view contents of this kit and purchase click here.
Back with more tomorrow. Anna


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