Sunday, September 23, 2007

Door Prize - Operation Christmas Child

I have decided there will be no actual raffles on the day of the workshop as you have all been so absolutely wonderful filling your boxes for the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal. Just a little reminder that the $8 also needs to be included in the box in the envelope provided. If you have misplaced your original pamphlet just put the money in a plain envelope and I will have the actual brochures available on the day - You only need to the provided envelope to fill in details to claim in on tax as donations over $2 are tax deductible. If you are wondering why $8 - it helps cover program costs also including shipping to those 3rd world countries.

Anyway as something just a little extra there will be spot prizes during the day but for all shoeboxes received you will get a door prize ticket - I know there are a number of you that are doing more than one so there will be a couple of prizes drawn throughout the day using those tickets as a thank you for your efforts.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Registrations Closed - WE ARE FULL

Can you believe the workshop is only 3 weeks away. I can't...... Heeeelp I have lots of work to do.
We are full.... We have 70 people on the list. Woo hoo. How exciting. Lots and lots of little shoeboxes for the children.... Thank you all so much for your support as many of you have taken more than one box.
There will be doorprizes tickets given out for EACH shoebox received. I won't be running any raffles as such as you already have donated so much putting together your shoeboxes.

Anyway finally this Double Page spread is completed enough for you to get the drift and see what you need.

You will need to bring along a range of photos. One Large 5 x 7 inch for the Main and then lots of little photos to go into the Mini Album. I do plan on doing a demo on the day on how to put this together anyone who can't follow my "clear as mud" instructions... LOL lets hope I don't make as many mistakes as I did last w/shop.

Here it is:

The mini album looks like this - and you can add your photos to these pages. There are 6 pages and can turn over and use other side if you wish (12 sides all up) .

For any of you who ask how we put on protectors - there is a way but won't go into it now as you all probably have different types of albums.

Look forward to catching up with you all. If you haven't let me know what project you are doing it would be appreciated as soon as possible as I have to start getting products together.


What to Bring

Most of you have your own scrapping supplies - so remember to bring your basics with you and other pages or projects you are working on as what you receive in your kit won't take all day to complete - (now saying that it depends of how much scrapping vs. chatting is done)

I will keep updating the following lists when I think of something I have forgotten.

Basics Tools to bring:
Craft Knife and/or scissors
Cutting Matt (if you have your own) - there will a number available to share
Adhesives - for photos, ribbon, embellishments (PVC will be supplied but can recommend Pritt glue for embellishments and '450' for ribbon adhesive.) Its your choice when it comes to your photos as some like tape runners others like mounting tape.
Corner Rounder

Metal Embellishments (not necessary - only if you require them)

Nibblies if you want
A plate of food to share for lunch.

DINNER IS SUPPLIED and included in cost.

Operation Christmas Child Workshop

The following projects are what you will have a choice from. As yet I haven't completed what the children will do. As for you bigger kids the choices are from what follows.

1. Hanging Christmas Tree
For those of you who weren't at our Christmas crop last year - the hanging tree is back so you haven't missed out. Please note the paper included in the kit though will be different to last years at it will be using some of the new Kaiser Christmas Paper. Like last year you will need to bring your own ribbons and metal embellishements to decorate your tree.

Please note: this is project is not listed on the Registration Form as it was a last minute inclusion. If you would like to do this please write on form.

2. Countdown to Christmas
This gorgeous little tree will keep you reminded of how many days left there are until Christmas.

Included in kit: the tree, hooks, wooden rectangles, flourish star, paper and rhinestones and rubons.
You will need to supply your own buttons and ribbons.

Also the numbers used in the example were printed on Bazzill. These will not be included in the kit but can be downloaded by clicking on this file. This will enable you to print them yourself.

3. Tabbed Christmas Journal
This is just the place to keep all those little bits and pieces you want to remember about Christmas.

From Wish Lists, Letters to Santas, Christmas card records, even your favorite Christmas pudding recipes, what better place to keep these things all together than in this gorgeous little keepsake. You could even fill in with photos of christmas' past and give to someone as a gift.

Again you will need to bring your own ribbons, buttons and any metal embellishments you may want to decorate it with but the rest will be supplied.

4. Double Page Christmas Layout AND Mini album (on second page)

This will be a double page layout but I haven't finished the double page spread as yet but the second page incudes a matching mini album that folds out and you can include other Christtmas photos in. I will up date this photo as soon as layouts complete. I can assure you it is really cute........ You will get everything you need to complete this double page layout in kit.