Grand Opening Celebrations in Surabaya on 8 & 12-13 Nov ’11

We’ve been real swamped in both Singapore and Indonesia but that’s not stopping us from bringing you this update because what a momentous time we had opening our newest Made With Love store in Indonesia – Surabaya to be exact. Especially made more meaningful that we’re also celebrating our 8th Anniversary this month too!

8 years of Love & Affection and we’ve shared our love for scrapbooking with one and all not just in Singapore, Jakarta and Bandung but now in Surabaya too.

All were welcomed to our ‘Cottage of Love’ with open arms …. We set up booths that were our versions of various parts of our love cottage. Each Make N Take booth was modeled after a living room, kitchen and even a bathroom. And scrappers made Make N Takes – little projects that they could MAKE in under 10 minutes and TAKE home with them to use in their very own living room, kitchen or bathroom!

At our ‘living room’, scrappers made a door knob hanger using our super popular Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine, had fun with distress stains and embossing powders … …

At our ‘kitchen’, everyone made a mini hanging ‘chalkboard’ for you to scribble messages on for loved ones using black gesso and Sew Easy ribbons and tools from We R Memory Keepers!

At our ‘bathroom’, lots of people had fun using the Eclips – a fantastic electronic die-cutting machine by Sizzix to make potpourri holders to keep their sanctuary at home smelling nice!

Many of you brought along the postcards we gave you – your ticket to taking part in all the activities that we have planned for you with love. Complete all 3 make & takes and collect stamps at each booth to exchange for fabulous goodies containing lovingly sponsored WRMK Sew Easy product, Stickles, Mini Glossy Accents, Multi-Medium from Ranger Industries, wooden embellishments from Kaisercraft and many more!

But before entering our ‘Cottage of Love’, you were invited to take a polaroid photo which you could take home with you, in our garden themed photo booth which came complete with white picket fences and all.

But that’s not all, Jasmine Low and Emeline Seet brought to us 2 wonderful workshops that were jam packed with both goodies, techniques and ideas!

Jasmine is Asia's one and only Tattered Angels Certified Instructor who underwent training and was certified in the US.

And Emeline is highly regarded all over the world too. She has been hand-picked by over a dozen U.S. manufacturers' Design Teams and is currently designing for some of the most popular scrapbooking brands such as Prima Marketing. 

Fabulous prizes were also given away during workshops to anyone who could answer all important questions we posed for the fun of it!

That weekend, we also gave away 2 Big Shot machines, 2 Sidekick machines and 2 Texture Boutiques machines lovingly sponsored by Sizzix – our favorite suppliers for the best die-cutting system in the US and the world over!  

Plenty of goodies were given away with workshop participants also receiving yummy goodie bags fllled to the brim. None of these would have been possible if not for the generous sponsorship that we are deeeeeeply grateful for from brands such as Sizzix, American Crafts, Kaisercraft, My Mind’s Eye, Ranger Industries, Tattered Angels and We R Memory Keepers.

And a big heartfelt THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts to each and everyone of you who came to visit us at Made With Love, Surabaya and who took part in all our grand opening celebration activities during the weekend of 12-13 Nov ‘11. We hope you had as much fun as we had thinking up and pulling together all that we lined up for you!

But the celebrations did not end there! Please keep a lookout on our blog for more updates on how we continued our 8th Anniversary celebrations in Singapore too!

We are deeeeeeeeply grateful for the support you’ve shown us through the years and pledge to do our best to work towards more years of scrapping fun, love and joy!