Friday, November 28, 2008

Christmas Gift Box Kit & 15% off Christmas Shop & Sale Dept 3 days only

Do you love to gift wrap your Christmas Gifts with Style??

Christmas Gift Box Kit

Here is a gorgeous gift box you can decorate that looks beautiful and stylish and is quick and easy. At Koko Vanilla we are all about simplyifying your busy schedule so you head on over to the site and you can purchase this Gift Box in a kit. You get 5 boxes to decorate and you can personalise them with the sheet of alpha's included. You will get instructions and photos although these boxes are so simple you can probably make whilst watching your favourite show. You can purchase this kit here.

The best bit is from now until Sunday midnight all Christmas Depts are on sale at 15% off as well as our 'What's on Sale Dept'. In our Sale Dept prices are already cheap you can get an extra 15% off those as well. When you are in checkout just enter the code CWOS15D so what are you waiting for, now is the best time to buy your own Christmas Gift and get some entries into our draw to win a $20 gift voucher, see post below.

Head on over to the shop now. and get some crafting retail therapy. Live it and create it!! Anna

Monday, November 24, 2008

Gift Vouchers to be won in November & December. Indulge your Scrapbooking and Card Making Craft Hobby!!

There is only just over 30 days to go until Christmas Day and the Christmas Fever has well and truly begun.

The last few weeks have been really busy in the shop as everyone prepares for Christmas whether it be crafts, cards, buying Christmas Card Kits as gifts. Orders have been flying in and stock flying out, all the new Christmas Goodies have been arriving and are still arriving and it's all so beautiful I can't stop ordering the array of papers out there. Our December Kit will wow your socks off or should I say stockings off!! more on that soon.

Struggling for Christmas Ideas, why not purchase our kits, great for keeping the kids occupied through the long summer break. Also newly available are Koko Vanilla Gift Vouchers. Great for someone who has everything, or alternatively drop a hint to family and friends to jump on site and get you one for Christmas. They are available to purchase in store in our New Arrivals Dept.

I have been promising a Christmas gallery and this week I will finally begin loading samples of what you can make. Cute little gift boxes you can personalise and decorate for teachers or workmates, cards, gift tags and the best part of all is the supplies to make these items can all be found on site, so no running from shop to shop to find everything you need its all here. Be sure to keep on checking the Store and this blog for all the updates.

Gift Voucher Give Away

November & December

It's time to spread some Christmas Cheer. How would you like to go in the draw to win a gift voucher. It's too easy!

I will be drawing two random customer names each month for November and December to recieve a $20 gift voucher to use on site. So that's 2 x $20 vouchers, 2 winners each month. For every $20 you spend in store before postage you recieve 1 entry into the draw. If you recommend a friend to the site and they place an order you will get 2 extra entries into the draw just for doing that. Just email me the person's name you recommended and if they place an order I will add two entries on your behalf. November entries will close shortly so if you have already ordered this month, you are in the draw if you are yet to order, you have a week or so left, for a chance to win so what are you waiting for.

Live, Create, Inspire
Anna!! xx

Friday, November 21, 2008

Handmade Personalised Custom Cards - 40th Birthday, Thank You Cards

Need a personalised card for someone special or a special occasion. We have some gorgeous handcrafted cards on our website ready for purchase, however we are more than happy to personalise custom orders.

Here are a couple of card orders made up recently. These were both for a 40th Birthday, one was female and one male.

Here are a couple of Thank You Cards great for this time of year for teachers, or workmates. To view our selection of handcrafted cards you can go here.

Christmas isn't that far away, make sure you stock up on all the great product in store. Anna

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A feel good moment - Inspire your day!!!

I came across this quote yesterday, as I get daily quotes and sayings in my inbox. I love to read inspirational quotes and sayings etc often I find that a quote will come right when I need it. Anyway I haven't read anything like this before and I just thought I would share. This I believe is actually an excerpt from a book by Mike Dooley his current book is "More Notes from the Universe."

"Wasn't it clever of me to think you up? I mean, come on, wow!

Never has there walked the face of the earth someone who thinks with your degree of insight. Who loves with your degree of care. Or who feels with your degree of hope. And never has there been such a need for a soul with gifts like yours, because at this very moment there are people only you can reach, and differences only you can make. Yeah, I must have been having a really good day! ."

- The Universe
Mike Dooley

It took me a couple of times to read it before I fully got it, but I guess the part where it says "because at this very moment there are people only you can reach and differences only you can make", really tugged at me. How true is this I never thought of it that way. We are all unique and there are people in our lives that only we can make a huge difference for, like our children for one. We can make their days so special with the simplest of loving gestures, how privleged are we to have this right, one that no one else has. Think of your life as this quote puts it, next time you are having an average day, think of yourself in the scheme of things, step out of being self absorbed and think how you can make a difference and how honoured that you have been given such magic to work with.

By the way the website I get one of my daily quotes from including this one is Inspire your day.

That's my inspirational for today. I will be back with more website additions, infact I have been snowed under with orders and haven't had a chance to load on all the gorgeous new stock I have in. Hoping to update this blog with Christmas inspiration very soon. Until then enjoy your day!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sweet Gift Tag, Christmas Gift Tag,

Have you ever thought about were all the gift cards you give end up??? Want to give a card that doesn't get thrown in the back of the cupboard or worse in the bin. How about a gift tag that will be cherished for a long time to come. Something beautiful and practical, that once recieved can be used as a little wall hanging decoration, or a bookmark, or on display somewhere or as a christmas decoration, or a bag tag, the uses are endless. Well here is the perfect solution a gorgeous oversized scalloped tag measuring 11.5cm x 8cm, beautifully designed and created by hand. You can purchase them now in the shop here. More to come! Enjoy Anna.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Hero Arts Christmas Stamps

Wow it has been such a hectic week and I am glad to see the end of it. We had our School Fair yesterday so I have spent most of the week helping prepare for that both through our Craft Stall and Second Hand Book Stall. Being a class rep there was lots to organise as well as being part of the craft group. I think I am slowly learning that as much as I love helping and being a part of it all, it can all get too much and I end up feeling exhausted and stressed. I have decided that I really need to take a step back. I know I find myself volunteering all the time here and there, so that the job gets done for the school but then things have to give in other ways, like my business and me time, the house gets neglected, the kids get irrated from being ignored, it fuels a whole run of negativity of which I have decided after 6 years, I have had enough. I guess it's all in how you percieve it but when it's not fun anymore and becomes more of a negative than a positive it's time to step back and start to choose things to put attention to that are energizing and rewarding. Life is so fast paced already that it's hard to slow down and remember how it is to be still and quiet and find peace. I once read somewhere in relation to time management, that to remember when you say yes to something or someone, what are you saying no to. More often than not it means for me that I am saying no to my needs and my business.

I have gone on a bit here but I wanted to share this because I feel that what I am writing about here is common everywhere and this message is especially for the women out there who keep on filling everyone'e else cup and leave their own empty. When we do things through obligation and guilt, in the long term it only leads to anger and resentment and eventually illness. So next time you are about to say yes to something that has been asked of you, and it's really not in your heart to do it, think first what you are saying no to and who you should be really pleasing.

A bit heavy for a Sunday so let's lighten up a touch and get back to the best form of therapy there is scrapbooking and craft. Look at the abolutely gorgeous stamps that are now available for purchase on site. These stamps are guaranteed to jazz up any Christmas project you have going. These stamps are newly released for 2008 from Hero Arts.

Hero Arts Large Christmas Circle Stamp Set of 4

Hero Arts, Large Christmas Circle Stamps. A set of four woodblock circle tags, perfect to make Christmas Tags, stamp and attach to Christmas Gifts, great for Christmas cards. Each image measures approx 5cm. To purchase Click Here

Hero Arts Poinsettia & Birds

A lovely floral background with a sprinkling of sweet birds. Made with new lightweight wood, Hero Arts DesignBlocks are easy to handle, and make bold statements with gigantic potential for cardmaking and scrapbook pages. Image measures 14cm x 10cm. To purchase click here.
Lots more goodies to get those craft projects started. I have decided I am going to feature a Christmas project on this blog each week. So stay tuned more info to come.
Enjoy the start to a fresh week. Live, Create, Inspire! Anna.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Bountiful Summer November Scrapbooking Kit Featuring new Basic Grey Urban Prairie collection

This kit is full of pretty papers, most from the Basic Grey Urban Prairie collection, as well as a couple of papers from Making Memories Fa La La range. Kaisercraft Rhinestons, Glitz Design sparkle alphabets, delicate sheer ribbon with attached flowers, pom pom ribbon and much more. You will delighted with this kit already co-ordinated all you have to do is select some photos and sit down and create. It is always easier when the everything is there ready to go, you can just enjoy the creative process, so grab yourself a kit before they sell out. To order one you can go here.


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