Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sale on now 35% off storewide ends December 31st 2012

Morning Everyone,

If you don't recieve my newsletters, or follow me on facebook or instagram then you wouldn't  know that yesterday I released a 35% off Storewide sale.  Details are below.... 

This is our final and biggest sale of 2012
Enjoy a whopping 35% off Storewide at Koko Vanilla Designs

Great time to stock up on items for One Little Word or Christmas Supplies for all those photos you took yesterday. 

Ends 31st December
Enter the Code word SILLYSEASON at checkout to recieve the discount automatically deducted off your total, everything in store, inluding already reduced items.

Not available with any other offers!

Enjoy Stress Free Shopping online!

I hope you are enjoying the last few days of 2012.  I am resting up as I have had a really sore lower back the last few days, started on Christmas Eve out of nowhere and stopped me in my tracks.   I've taken it as a sign that I need to slow down and let others around me pitch in and help for a change rather than running around like a crazy women 24/7.  Not easy to slow down but I have no choice.  

Today I am feeling better and hoping to do a little light decluttering and work on some planning for the New Year as well as closing up 2012.  I love using Leonie Dawsons Increadible Life Worbook planner and this year she released a business version as well.  Love that its colourful and just gives you a great starting point to focus on and write down all you want to achieve for the 2013.  Its also great to look back at last years and what things I managed to achieve and of course where I need to improve.  I think my big takeaway for this year is that I really need to begin to implement and take action and not give in so easily.  The only way to do this is to set out the steps, clearly and concisely and take action no matter how small towards those goals every day!!

Really use these last few days of years end to focus on clearing space for a new path for 2013.  I think it's important to have some sort of ritual and I encourage you to do the same, doing whatever feels right for you.  Its also a great time to guide the kids if you have them to clear out their rooms of what they don't really love or won't use or wear.  Also to write down some goals of things they might want to do over the next month even just during the holidays if focusing on the year is too big a challenge.  It also produces some great ideas of how to use up some days in January when you are running low on ideas and patience.   Get them to pick one of their goals and help them make actionable steps towards achieving them too.

Anyway enough ranting for today hope you are inspired, happy Thursday to you all, enjoy this beautiful warm weather. xox

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

To all my blog readers, customers

Wishing you the most wonderful, joyful and blessed Holiday Season.  May the beautiful spirit of Chirstmas bring, peace, love, happiness and many great memories with family and friends.

We will be open as usual throughout the Christmas and New Year period for your shopping convenience, however we will be taking a short break mid January.  

Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

It's been a while

Hey Everyone

Gosh where have I been??

The last few months have been an absolute whirlwind.  I had so many things I wanted to achieve by the end of this year, and now I have just surrendered to the fact that life has another agenda sometimes, and in a couple of weeks its a brand new year to try again.

I was completely all geared up to do my December Daily, front cover done, taking photos each day, but late november my uncle who I was very close too like a second Dad, had a stroke and spent three weeks in hospital only to pass away.  Although I was going through the motions to put an album together my heart just wasn't in it and it didn't feel right.  It's kinda hard to get excited about Christmas when someone close is suffering and there is nothing you can do to help them.

Sometimes life just doesn't go as planned and you just have to roll with it.

Amongst all of that I have my youngest daughter finishing Grade 6 so trying to be excited for her with all the end of year activities.

Last week I was thinking well forget December Daily, but today I have had a rethink.  Even though I may not have captured photos of every day in December I still have memories of what was done on each day I think I may just journal or add something other than photos to symbolise the month and document it.

My little take away from the last few weeks is to really treasure moments, people, friends, family, honour your dreams.  It was just yesterday that I had a session with a healer/mentor that said that I just keep getting in my own way of making things happen.  This wasn't news to me I know I am my own worst enemy. I guess I will be bringing into 2013 to become accountable, really accountable for everything I allow in my life and not allow.

Anyway I thought I would end this post with a couple of pics so that's its not all about me.  Some moments of December and some of my creations as well.

custom Christmas Cards for Principle and Vice at School

off to camp

december daily cover

my daughters on graduation night

Back with more soon

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

December Daily - Simple Stories Sn@p

Are you participating this year???

If you are we have the perfect binders in stock now Sn@p Binders are ideal for December Daily albums.

take a look....

photo courstesy of Simple Stories blog
Binders in stock are red, green and pink edged.  They also come with dividers and clear pockets, everything you need to get started.  Just need to add your papers, embellishments, photos and any other ephermera you wish to add.

Also available is this large Sn@p Collection kit if you would prefer to use the album as your word for the year album or a page a week album.  These albums are 6 x 8 so they are the perfect size for your projects not too big and overwhelming. Perfect for beginners into the scrapbooking world.  This kit below has everything you need to make a start.

Not sure what December Daily is read up about it here on Ali Edwards blog.  I am participating this year.  Or at least I will attempt to document December and all it has to offer.  A great way to journal the month...

Our store is filled with lots of goodies to fill your albums with.  Check it out here.

Hope you will join me it will be fun!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Christmas Stamps and School Fair Update

Hey Everyone
Finally had a chance to pop in and update this lonely abandoned blog.  Actually I was having trouble last week uploading images on here so I gave up in frustration as I had other things to do that were a priority.  Anyway it seems to be working again so here I am with some new images.
This week a few new stamps arrived, mostly Christmas but some others that are great for birthdays and other occasions also.   The link to see all the newest stamps are here but a few of the images are below...

On another note we had our school fair last week which kept me super busy making things to sell at the craft stall which I help to organise and run. Below are some images.  This was only a portion of the stall and I took heaps more photos with my phone but haven't uploaded them.  All in all it was a busy and successful, fun and tiring day, and it's nice to have it done and dusted for another year.

This week things are a little calmer for me and I can go back to conentrating on my business as well as do the 100 things on my to do list as Christmas and holidays are fast approaching. 

On that note I had better get back to it.  Enjoy  your day xx

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Stamp Sale November 4 - 6

Hey Friends,

Hope you've had a fun week.  It's been busy around here as always and it feels like I neglect this blog when that happens.

I have been kept busy with packing kits and Christmas supplies for those of you already onto your Christmas Crafts and I hope that for those that have purchased the newest Christmas Card Kit that you are enjoying making those up.

I thought it was time for a sale on our stamps, so for the next two days they will be on sale, ends Tuesday.  Details are below

25% OFF






Sunday, October 21, 2012

New Christmas Card Making Kit

Hello Everyone

Hope your weekend and has been relaxing and fun.  I wanted to pop in to let you know about our newest kit release for Christmas 2012 is now up on site.  With a couple of months to go Christmas isn't too far away.  Now is the time to get those handmade Christmas Cards, decorations and anything else you love to craft yourself on your to do list and spend some time each day on it.  Spending time being creative is another thing to add to your diary or calender otherwise you will never make the time to do it. Schedule creative time each day or week or whatever works for you.  If it is a priority make it happen.

Our kits take out the stress and guesswork out of coordinating  products and embellishments and thinking of different design ideas. Easy and fun, the best DIY Card Making Kit around. Take a look...

Purchase this kit before the end of October and get a free bonus gift inside your kit.  To see what it is click here.  Don't forget to visit our new arrivals dept while you are browsing for the latest products.

happy crafting..

Sunday, October 14, 2012

World Teachers Day

Happy Sunday Everyone

It is has been so long since I last blogged.  We had school holidays and then the first week back was an absolute whirlwind of busyness.  Hoping for a slightly calmer week this week to catch up.

I thought I would share a few of the things that kept me super busy last week.

Firstly as is every year around this time I am inundated with custom orders of large cards for World Teachers Day.  At our school the teachers are really appreciated and we try and show them with cards and gifts and a morning tea made provided by the school mums on the day. The day is 26th October and usually the kids get involved by making cards or signing one of these large cards.  It is just a little way to give back for the awesome job teachers do.

So here are just some of the cards...

Aside from the cards I have been busy with loading lots of gorgeous new stock to the site .  Take a look at some of the goodies here below is a sampling of it...

Lots of photos in this post so I will need to come back to share the rest this week.  Also working on a new Christmas Card Kit, scheduled for release this week.

Enjoy the rest of this beautiful warm sunday

Monday, September 24, 2012

Kids Holiday Workshop

Just listed a brand new holiday Workshop for the kids.
Kids Create - Mixed Media Canvas Workshop
Friday 5th October 10am - 12.30pm
Box Hill
Purchase class here
This will be a fun way for the kids to get their hands busy exploring different mediums, textures, papers, embellishment, paints and more to create a canvas masterpiece.  All supplies included as well as my fun tutorial techniques throughout the whole workshop.  Ultimately the kids can follow their unique creative flair with plenty of inspiration and tips supplies.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Save the Date - Kaisercraft

Loved this new range so much that I featured it in our latest card kit.  You can also purchase the papers individually here

Save The Date - Kaisercraft

Below is a sample of Save the Date - Milestone used in one of the cards in our newest card kit - Let's Celebrate - It's Party Time

Are you struggling to come up with new card designs, take the guess work out of creating new ideas and have fun using ours. All our card kits come with full instructions including photos of each card design.
Super easy, we put the time in so you don't have too.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Glitter it Up!

Hey Everyone

Glitter isn't just for Christmas.  Here is a cute sample of how to use glitter with an everyday gift card, without making it look festive.

All the supplies made to use this card are available at

Items and links below

Patterned Paper Echo Park 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Prima Marketing Fairy Flora Flowers
American Crafts Glitter paper Tape
Vandoros Alice Pink/White Grossgrain Ribbon
Kaisercraft Sparklet Words Dreams, Believe


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