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Sunday, 26 February 2012

Introducing Tam Milborn

Tam is a crazy-busy SAHM to three little boys. She had a past life as a physiotherapist, but these days prefers to pursue more creative past times in the little spare time she has.

Tam loves all kinds of crafts, but tries to limit herself to just a few at a time. Sewing and scrapping keep her busy, but she does love to do a bit of crocheting, and dreams of one day becoming an interior designer.

Tam's blog can be found at
On her blog you will find a link to her Flickr account where you can see a few of her layouts.

This year Tam was named a Scrapbooking Memories Master!
In the past she has designed for Bumblebee Crafts (wholesaler), For Keeps Magazine, Scrap the Boys challenge blog, other scrapping stores and has also been on the Creative Team at Scrapbooking Memories Magazine.

She loves yellow flowers, clean sheets, How I Met Your Mother and new shoes.

Tam's Scrapping Style - in her own words:

It's on the simple side, but I like to include little details so that you discover something new on a second look. I love colour. I love to showcase lovely patterned paper and mix up lots of different patterns and colours on a page. I love small photos and often use more than one photo on a page.

Because of my subject manner, I generally scrap 'boy style'! But I do like to find ways to include 'girly' type stuff on my boy pages because there is so much lovely product out there!

Looking forward to seeing Tam's lovely work using our kits shared here.... I am sure you are too :)

Introducing Samantha Young

Samantha is a mum to two little boys and a very passionate scrapper, She has been scrapping for just over 4 years. She started scrapping after the birth of her second son, looking for a way to reclaim her artistic roots and record the ever amazing moments she shared while  her children were growing up.

Samantha will be bringing a whole bunch of techniques from her artistic background and her all time passion of handmade embellishments! She has just recently stopped selling her handmade embellishments "Eye Candy Magic"..... however, you never know, the inspiration may strike to create again. She loves creating with fimo, fabric buttons and hand dying doilies and combining these elements to create unique embellishments. 

Samantha's scrapping style is mostly 'artsy', where you will see her love of paints, mists or inks featuring on her layouts. 

I'm really pleased to be announcing this lovely lady to you all, I cannot wait to see what she creates to inspire us all :) 

Have you become a follower? Want to win our first kit?

Details here

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Introducing our Design Team!

Please welcome these two gorgeous ladies to the 'A Piece of Cake Designs Team' by visiting their blogs where you can get to know them and say hello...

Samantha's Blog 

Tam's Blog

And of course, for those who don't know me already......The creator and owner of 'A Piece of Cake Designs' 
Raquel's Blog

I am so excited to be sharing this enthusiastic, creative and inspirational team with you... I can't wait to see what they create with our scrumptious kits 

We will be sharing more about these talented ladies throughout the weekend.

Stay tuned ...

Sunday, 19 February 2012

How 'A Piece of Cake Designs' will inspire you .... each and every month

Every month, the 'A Piece of Cake Designs' customers will be able to visit this blog or our Facebook page to see what the fabulous 'A Piece of Cake Designs' team create with the current kit for the month. 

I promise you, from the applications received so far (overwhelmed by the response really!) that our Design Team will continue to 'Wow!' and inspire you with their yummy creations month after month. 

Every month one of the DT members will post a 'Recipe' or 'How to' set of instructions with pictures, to create a page using the current kit. Allowing you - the customers, to follow along with their instructions at home to create a gorgeous page just like theirs. Creating a page using their instructions will truly be 'a piece of cake'! That is just one of the special treats that 'A Piece of Cake Designs' will provide to you. 

Not only will you be able to access a 'recipe' each month, but our amazing DT will also share other creations that they have made with the current kit on our blog, for you to see and be 'inspired' by. 

I don't know about you, but I am so excited to be able to provide you with kits that I know you will *love* 

Another sneak for March is coming today! So keep watching this space.

 I am hoping to share a sneak into the exclusive product only available at 'A Piece of Cake Designs' very soon too :)

Take care, xxx

Saturday, 18 February 2012

2 Days left to apply :)

More information here ....

Lots more to share this weekend - another sneak and also how the 'A Piece of Cake Designs' team will inspire you each month :)


Thursday, 16 February 2012

4 Days left for DT call!

Only 4 more days to get your applications in.
If you have any questions contact me at raquel@apieceofcakedesigns.com.au

Don't forget about our followers competition, where you have the chance to win the first release kit! Yum, yum :)

The link for the competition is here

Also I posted some questions I thought you might like answered regarding the kits over the weekend, if you missed it you can read that here

If there were questions unanswered, or that you are still wondering, don't hesitate to email me, or comment at the end of this post.

Take care, xxx

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Sunday, 12 February 2012

How does 'A Piece of Cake Designs' work?

Okies, so I thought I better answer this pretty essential question! 

Well....here goes :)

What is 'A Piece of Cake Designs'?

A Piece of Cake Designs is a monthly limited edition kit club. Meaning, each month on our kit release date you will have a chance to purchase a scrapbooking kit filled with scrumptious papers, alphas, embellies all coordinated and put together by me. 

How will I order one of your kits?

Our kits will go on sale through our secure shopping website www.apieceofcakedesigns.com.au each month. It is as simple as selecting the kit from the 'Current Kit' category and clicking the 'order' button. You will then be guided through the payment process.

How will I know when the kits are being released?

Kits release dates will be announced through Facebook and our Blog each month, giving you plenty of time to make sure you are ready for the release date. 

What happens if I miss out on a kit and it is sold out?

Unfortunately, our kits numbers are strictly limited for the first and second release. However, there is a positive here! You will have a chance to secure yourself a kit by subscribing from May release onwards ...for either 3, 6 or 12 months. therefore you are securing yourself one of our delish kits. Details for subscribing is on our website.  Cut off date for May commencing subscriptions will be announced on Facebook and here on our blog.

What is included in the 'A Piece of Cake Designs' kits?

Our kits will make your mouth water! Each month your kit will comprise of a number of coordinating patterned papers from different manufacturers, a colour coordinating alphabet (or two) and then a bundle of beautifully coordinated matching embellishments like twine, ribbon, brads, washi tape, stickers, rub ons, etc.....depending on the kit.

Why is 'A Piece of Cake Designs' different to other kit clubs?

Well, 'A Piece of Cake Designs' is a coordinated kit where not all products are from the same manufacturer. For example, all the papers will not be from one 'Crate Paper' range. The contents of the kit will be carefully chosen by me from all different manufacturers, which all bundled together make for one perfectly coordinated, seriously yummy kit. 

There is another thing that will make 'A Piece of Cake Designs' different and unique with products which are not available anywhere else but here! I will not be revealing this yet, I will keep you in suspense a little longer :) ..... I have a feeling you will all LOVE it :)

Will 'A Piece of Cake Designs' only be selling kits?

From time to time limited items will be available for sale on the website. For example, some months I may put extra items which would coordinate with that months kit for sale as 'extras', bit like the 'icing on the cake' so to speak! Funky finds I just cannot resist may go on sale from time to time also, but this will be advertised through the blog and Facebook at the time. 

What are the payment options for the kit?

The kits are available through our secure cart on our website www.apieceofcakedesigns.com.au . Payment accepted through PayPal, Credit Card, Direct Deposit or cash on pick up if in the Geelong area. 

Well, I hope this answers some of the burning questions you may have. Don't forget the Design Team call ends the 20th February - thats only 8 days away. I promise that these kits are sure to please any designer, so give it a go! Details are here

We are also running a 'Followers' competition to help spread the word of our kits, one randomly selected winner will be the lucky recipient of a 'First Release - March' kit! Details are here....

If you have any questions that you are still wondering please don't hesitate to email me at raquel@apieceofcakedesigns.com.au - whether it is a general question about our kits or our DT Call.

Off to sort out this scrapbooking room of mine, need to make room for all the yummy March release products hitting my mailbox :)

Take care, xxx 

Saturday, 11 February 2012

What's been happening here....

Well lots to blog about in regards to 'A Piece of Cake' designs today!

Firstly, these arrived this week! Pizza boxes! Ready to pack all of our yummy kits in....waaayyyy better than pizza, let me tell you :) 

Orders for our first kit release in March are slowly flooding in.... never thought I'd be so excited opening up the packages! It's like christmas :)

I have also been busy, busy getting all the paperwork side of things in order, making sure I'm documenting all that I need to... that is requiring a bit of time management on my behalf, haha.

And lastly, this morning I revealed a 'Facebook' share this picture comp in order to get some more likers to our 'A Piece of Cake Designs' Facebook page. The aim was 100.... it now stands at 104! WOW! So thrilled... a randomly chosen fan will receive some scrappy yumminess from me. However the giveaway does not stop there! Next challenge, 125 'likers' by the end of this weekend. Follow the link to the right to visit our Facebook page, share the mini follower competition post and go in the draw to win :)

Lastly.....our FIRST March reveal Sneak ....

Here it is......

WASHI TAPE.... hope you like...

Stay tuned over the next week for more Sneak Shares

Take care, xxx

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

A New Website and Scrumptious Competition

Leave me a comment at the end of this post with a link to your blog/facebook page letting me know you have completed the competition and would like to win or first release kit :)

Competition closes 29th February, 2012. 

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Want to be on the 'A Piece of Cake Designs' Design Team??

We are looking for  an undetermined number of self motivated, inspiring scrappers to create and share their work using our scrumptious monthly kits! We want scrappers who think outside the square and are able to effectively use a variety of different manufacturers and embellishments on one page. Being a new store and team we have the chance to create the 'A Piece of Cake Designs' community together, where all ideas and contributions to the kits and store will be valued and appreciated. 

As a Design Team Member you will receive:
*  A limited edition 'A Piece of Cake' designs kit each month which will be packed full of scrappy 
* Support from fellow DT in a DT closed forum. 
* Generous discount from all yummy-ness in the 'A Piece of Cake Designs' store. 
* The chance to work in an awesome team where your contributions, ideas and opinions will be discussed and valued :)

What we're expecting from our contributing Design Team each month:
* Promote and share 'A Piece of Cake Designs' when possible on social media such as Facebook, blogs, twitter, etc. 
* On a rotational basis DT will be required to either;
- Use our kit to create and share a 'how to' layout on our blog, and 2-3 other creations on ours and personal blogs. 
-Use our kit to create and share 3-4 layouts on our blog and your personal blog. 
(These layouts may be used for online challenge sites such as Stuck! and Show us Your Stuff as long as 'A Piece of Cake Designs' is credited where applicable) :) 

So..... Sound good? Well here's how you can apply to be a part of this unique and scrummy team: 

Email the following to raquel@apieceofcakedesigns.com.au

* a short bio about yourself and a profile picture. 

* Answers to the following questions:
- Why do you want to be a part of this team?
- What will you bring to the 'A Piece of Cake Designs' team? Why should we choose you? 
- Describe your scrapping style and why it will suit a kit club?

* send a picture of your favorite recent layout which reflects your current scrapping style. 

* A link to your blog where your work and other DT/CT work history may be found.

Call is open to all Australian residents. Previous experience is not required, however, a functioning and updated blog is :)  Designers on another kit club may not apply.

Design Team call closes 20th February, 2012. Successful applicants will be notified by 21st February, 2012.

I'm really looking forward to seeing the applications coming in. 

Don't forget to follow our blog and Facebook page if you haven't already! 

Take care, xxx

How this baby was born...

Over the past 6 months (in amongst the other hustle and bustle, new house, wedding, honeymoon etc....I have been working on this little baby. I have always loved scrapbooking (obviously), but I LOVE working with the patterns and colours available in products. I have a bit of a 'flair' in combining and layering a variety of colours and brands so to do this as a bit of a hobby business was something very exciting and tempting for me. Not only do I love scrapping, but I also have a little bit of a sweet tooth and from that 'A Piece of Cake Designs' was formed.

My goal is to provide people with a funky, scrumptious monthly scrapbooking kit that is jam packed with papers and cool embellies from different companies that are combined in a unique way that appeals to the scrappers out there! I want my kits to be set apart from the rest, to contain that extra something that makes you just 'want it all' and want to gobble it all up! But, because all the hard work of combining and creating unique colour combinations and brands will be done for you, it should be appealing and be 'a piece of cake' to start scrapping and creating in this busy world we live in!

Can't wait to get stuck into this new venture and I'm very excited to share this with everyone :)

To celebrate and coincide with the release of 'A Piece of Cake Designs' debut kit and my 28th Birthday I will be running a giveaway and a Design Team call. Details to come very soon........STAY TUNED!

Take care, 
Raquel xxx

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