Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pine Rivers Christmas Card Workshop Update

What a fantastic day!

We began our day by making 3 of the 6 Christmas cards. We had nearly 40 ladies in attendance, with a demonstrator on each of the 5 tables to guide them.

Liz's table - our illustrious leader!
Jen's table
Orrel's table
Fiona's table
My table!

When they had a spare moment, the ladies were able to go over to our displays and check them out for ideas and even take photos.

Lunch was lovely at the bistro downstairs. My husband and 2 little boys even came up to join us for lunch.

After lunch we returned upstairs and the ladies were able to purchase tickets in the FANTASTIC raffle prizes. Stampin' Up! gave us some lovely donated product to help us with our charity fund-raising. The prizes included cardstock, stamp sets, ribbons, ink pads, embossing powders, punches and more! Thanks to Ursula (one of our demonstrators) for teaching me to wrap and decorate the prizes. The bowls club also donated some meal vouchers for us to raffle.

Ursula also helped out by being our general "gopher" and also creating more of the name cards and foot print cards for our charity. To read more about our charity please click HERE.

We also had lots of entries in our Card Competition. Entry was $1 per card, with all proceeds going directly to our charity, just as the money from the raffle tickets did. Firt Prize was a Simply Sent card kit and the 2 runner up prizes were cardstock, ribbon and a little stamp.
We then continued making the remaining 3 cards. My group of ladies beat me back from from lunch and had started without me! Clever things! Here they are, and look - my chair is empty!

Afternoon tea was provided next, followed by the announcements of the competition winners and raffle winners. Can you believe my own mother won 1st prize in the card competition??? Well done Mum. And no, I did not do the judging! LOL! That was left to the lovely Ursula as she was unbiased at this event.Kim


And here's Marie (my mum) who won the card competition. She's away on holiday at the moment but once she gets back I'll ask her for a photo of her winning entry to show you here.

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