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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

“Create With Kathe” Crafty News …

Hi There My Crafty Friend,

Happy New Year, and Happy Sale-A-Bration + Happy Occasions Catalogue!!!

On the home front …
My youngest {and baby daughter} JorjaRose {now 13}, started College this morning, and my son Reilly starts back tomorrow, in his 3rd year of College!!!
I know they both will do super well with school {again!!!} this year, and I felt a tad misty eyed this morning!

Anyways … on with the show …
“Still livin’ life and being a dare-devil!!!”
Well, I started the New Year with sass and attitude!
Hello New Year, Hello First Accident Of The New Year ...
I fractured my Ribs playing Back-Yard Cricket on the 3rd of January!

And just last week after Class {Thursday night}, I fell asleep in my Hammock {in the Lounge}, and woke up very startled and confused, as had fallen out of the Hammock, landing in my now bruised left ear and left arm!!!

Over the Summer Hols, I have placed a few new articles …
Ø  A Double Front Gift Card Holder, please click here 
Ø  Competition: Dermaveen In Store Promotion, please click here, AND I won a gorgeous pink Guess handbag!!!
Ø  Spotlight On “Nook Design Store”, please click here 
Ø  Hello New Year, Hello First Accident Of The New Year …, please click here 
Ø  #Netflix = #RippedOff #FairGo, please click here 

On January 4th, we had the release of the new Occasions Catalogue, which you will love to see here
If you live nearby, give me a holler, and I will drop a copy around to you.
My 3 favourite items from the new Catty are:

Stamp Set called “Beautiful You

Stamp Set called “High Tide

Lace Doilies
Cardstock Doilies. Printed Very Vanilla on one side, White on the other


To view the Occasions Catalogue, please click here
To shop please click here

We are smack ban in the middle of Sale-A-Bration, and in case you are new to Stampin’ Up!, and our most opportunist time of the year, here are the dets …

Here’s the deal: for every $90 AUD/$110 NZD you spend (before shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.

Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $400 AUD/$450 NZD in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $40 AUD/$45 NZD more in Stampin’ Rewards! Your host can even apply their Stampin’ Rewards towards their Starter Kit and become a demonstrator themselves!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $169 AUD/$189 NZD and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes project kits, bundles, and Sale-A-Bration sets.) Plus, the kit ships for free!

January/February, March are the absolute best time of the year to take full advantage of all the offers.
Last year I had 4 ladies Join with a Home Purchasing Account, and this year, already I have had 4 ladies Join!
I just wish that I had this awesome offer too!


 To view the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue, please click here
To shop please click here 

#CreateWithKathe #JorjaRoseFiles The JorjaRose Files
Just in time for Holiday Projects, I have had a delivery of my now famous {in Tasman!!!} AWEsome Shelve Units!!!
These are Kit Set and $15 a set.
To give you an idea, you can store 24 Large Stampin' Up! Punches, OR 36 Classic Stampin' Ink Pads in one set
Currently in my Craft Cave I have 4 sets of Shelves stacked together.
Please PM if you are interested


“Create With Kathe” Craft Classes …
I am still running 2 Classes a week, so if you would like to pop in for a chat and a coffee, and maybe some craftin’ as well, please call me.
If a Class time does not suit, then I can accommodate another day/time, as long as there are at least 2 of you craftin’.
Cost is only $10, and bookings are essential as I make up Kits – thanks.

“Create With Kathe” Craft Classes are
Tuesday 1pm>3pm
Thursday 7pm>9pm

“Women Connecting” starts back on Monday 20th February, 7pm>9pm
For further info, please see our Facebook page, here

Thanks for taking the time to read my Newsletter, I really appreciate it!
As always, I am here as your Creative Coach ...

Best wishes,

Sunday, 29 January 2017

#Netflix = #RippedOff #FairGo

#Netflix = #RippedOff #FairGo

As a Netflix user, I urgently request that you check your Credit Card/PayPal account.

I have just discovered that I have been charged twice a month since July 2016, due to an underage child thinking she was doing me a favour and signing me up to Netflix.
At that same time I was in my office, also signing up.
She used an incorrect email address {which Netflix did not check at the time} and added at the end of my email address instead of .com
Hence we have paid via Credit Card and PayPal an amount of  2 x $96.93 = $193.86
Netflix’s response is to credit my Credit Card a whooping $14.99!!!

To say I am dissatisfied is an understatement.

So I urge you to check your payment{s} are true and accurate, so that you too are not overcharged.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Hello New Year, Hello First Accident Of The New Year ...

“Still livin’ life and being a dare-devil!!!”
Well, I started the New Year with sass and attitude!

Hello New Year, Hello First Accident Of The New Year ...

On New Year’s Eve, spent a lovely day out with my favourite Cookie Monsters, and Mr and Mrs Cook!!!
JorjaRose mastered the Knee Board, and I had a ride in the "Cooked" Sidewinder Boat, my first jet boat ride in 20 years! – SUCCESS!!!
Reilly came out boating after Uncle Craig bet him $20 that he wouldn’t get wet and have fun … Craig lost his $20!!!


On Tuesday, 03.01.2017, we had a family “Fish and Chip” Tea night.
Love our family nights, we also caught up with family from Christchurch, along with 2 of my brothers, their families, and my Mom and Dad, + of course Wayne, Reilly and JorjaRose.
Afterwards we had a game of Kiwi Backyard Cricket, and we all played ...

Here's a video of my beloved brother Pete, entertaining us all ...

{please click on the photo to start the video}

I had a runner {due to my walking cane "MacKenzie"}, did a massive 4, overbalanced, fell over and fractured my ribs on the left side.
To say I’m in PAIN is a very accurate description!!!
The A&E Doc said it could take 12 weeks to heal … that’s gonna be towards the end of Sale-A-Bration!!!
May have to spend allot of time recuperating, and on my computer, checking out Pinterest of course!
Oh well … didn’t expect to have an accident so early on in 2017, but I’m gonna keep pushin’ on!

From my family to yours, wishing you a very Happy New Year!

btw didn’t need any Iodine this time!
btw here are the Rules Of Backyard Cricket ...

#2017 #FirstAccidentOfTheYear #Oldham #Cook #Hunt #family #MonacoWaimeaInlet

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Spotlight On “Nook Design Store”

Heading to sunny Nelson this Summer for your VaCa, then you just have to visit “Nook Design Store” …

Recently I was in town {Nelson} doing errands, when I parked outside of “Nook Design Store” in Trafalgar Street.
Having not seen this shop before, I was drawn inside by the elegant and welcoming store window.
A great store window increases traffic flow, and new customers, and wah-lah, as in my case, I parked outside of the shop and the gorgeous store window enticed me inside!

When I walked into “Nook Design Store”, I found it a welcoming haven, and filled with many lovely goodies.
Owner Kerri’s has a knack for sourcing quality unique objects from New Zealand, and around the Globe, that will enhance your home or office space.

Kerri welcomed me, and greeted me with such warm and enthusiasm.
Kerri has such beautiful blue piercing eyes, and immediately I felt a kinship.
We talked about the Summer weather, and her gorgeous earrings, which were handmade by a local Artistisan.

The “Nook Design Store” website, , is really easy to follow, and has gorgeous piccies of  Nook’s range of quality unique products.
Kerri has created 5 main products lines, which are “Living”, “Storage”, “Bath & Body”, “Jewellery & Bags”, and “Décor & Audio”.
I love the “Home” page, as it showcases many of the unique items that the store has to offer, BUT it also shows Nook’s “New Arrivals”, AND Nook’s Instagram feed, of beautiful snapshots of the store that Kerri has taken, love, Love, LOVE!!!

My favourite items are the Leather Tasselled Bracelets ... 

And the range of New Zealand artworks, especially this one entitled 
“Native Flower Fern” ...

“Nook Design Store” ships internationally, so even if you are in Helsinki, Finland, Kerri can ship her unique range of products directly to you!

So whether you are a Nelson Bays Native, or a holiday maker, visiting the Nelson/Tasman Bays, I highly recommend that you take the time to visit Kerri at “Nook Design Store”, you won’t regret it!

You can find “Nook Design Store” at 151 Trafalgar Street, Nelson

"Nook Design Store" website
"Nook Design Store" also has a Facebook page 
AND I personally recommend that you follow Kerri’s Instagram

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Competition : DermaVeen In-Store Promotion

Oh my goodness, yesterday Sue from Queen Street Pharmacy rang to say that I had won their DermaVeen in-store promotion!!!
AND I had won a gorgeous dusky rose GUESS Handbag!!!
Sue took my piccie in-store yesterday, and here a couple of my piccies that were taken this morning.
Rapt much?!!!
Thanks so much Sue and the Team at Queen Street Pharmacy :-D
Photography by Sue, JorjaRose and myself
Hair by Jen @ HAIR-itage Studio
MakeUp by Kathe @ The JorjaRose Files

Friday, 16 December 2016

A Double Front Gift Card Holder

#CreateWithKathe #JorjaRoseFiles "The JorjaRose Files"
Struggling to find the right Gift Card this year?
Then give the gift that counts, a grocery voucher, such as this one from Richmond Raeward Fresh.
What with Christmas only a few sleeps away, here's an idea for presenting your Gift Cards ... a Double Front Gift Card Holder, featuring an envelope from the "Note Cards and Envelopes" from Stampin' Up! ...

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