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Well this was a fun and quick project to copy . . I mean Make! LOL This was something Rachael Knight brought to one of our Extravaganzas, and I thought it was just lovely. A few months later I found these jars and whipped one of these up for myself. Cute lolly jar or for those bits of ribbon or even a jar for change (can't see through it so the kids won't see . . .)
I really do love the Fan Fair papers and love that it's both pinks and blues included, so great for scrapbooking projects as well.
And who doesn't love a cute doily? Hubby had fun poking all the little bits out for me (see on my facebook page what he did with them).
Thanks for the inspiration for the fun project!!
Stamps: That's the Ticket, Tiny Tags
Colours: Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, Island Indigo, Basic Gray
Other: Little Leaves Die, Vanilla Flower trim, Linen Thread, Ticket Punch, Doily Die, Stitched Basic Gray ribbon, Fan Fair DSP
Thank you so much to one of my newest team members, Andrea Schweer, who sewed me up this cute little pencil bag! I told her I was going to use it for my money/change purse because the black Stampin' Up! one was forever getting lost in the depths of all my big bags. The bright colours will make it easy to find!
And the inside is a cool contrast:
Now, rumour has it that all the fabrics are being deleted in the USA, so it's very likely we won't have them any longer in NZ, either. So please order them soon if you want them! Shame - I so look forward to sewing every year for my team gift! But I am totally confident Stampin' Up! will have something coming that is equally exciting!
Our retiring list comes out June 1. Please let me know if you want be notified straight away via email.
I was having a gratitude moment this weekend as he spent his entire weekend working away on the house for me/us. H'e's such a good man. And so not proud or boasting - which makes me want to cherish him all the more.
I've taken one of our wedding photos and just added my heartfelt thoughts as text. Easy as.
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This is a beautiful monochromatic card I did up a while ago; Love that Elements of Style stamp set. It was released just as the eclectic collage look was becoming popular - one of the first!
Simple and lovely!
Stamps: Elements of Style 120045 $46.95
Colours: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
This was a fun card inspired by several samples I found on the net - featuring the Lattice Die and the Butterfly Punch and the Bitty Butterfly Punch:
Stamps: Petite Pairs
Colours: Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Basic Gray
Other: Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly PUnch, Bird Punch, Pearls, Linen Thread, Lattice Die, Square lattice Embossing Folder, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Circle Punches, Subtles Brads
This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 Annual Catalogue, but Stampin' Up! are giving us the chance to get it now!
Epic Day This and That Journal
Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper
Remember This and That Rotary Stamp
Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers
Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
Epic Day This and That Bundle
All of the above items will be in the upcoming catalogue in July, except for the bundle! Why not order today and save yourself the 15%! The discounted bundle will only be offered in May.
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Dates: May 1–June 15, 2013
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Just Add Ink Challenge #16 - Siblings
I chose the Fan Fair DSP here not only because I love the vintage feel, but because it has both pinks and blues in it - my intention was to do an awesome layout with all four of my children, three girls and my new boy.
However . . . I discovered unhappily I have zero pictures of the four of them that are suitable for a layout. Must remedy that! So I altered the plan and went for one showing the loving relationship between my three daughters.
First of all, I didn't have the right black paper for the upper right hand corner, so I did a quick buy of a black and white DSP pack on My Digital STudio and printed it out on vanilla cardstock! EAsy! And I could even adjust the pattern size to just what I wanted.
My Title was fun to do. I used our chipboard and the STampin' Up! alphabet dies to create a simple title. I used the Vintage Trinkets to create a little hanger for the heart (I found this idea off a neat page off Pinterest, which I didn't save so can't give proper credit).
I have felt the nudge for a little while now to include more journalling on my pages, so here we go. I included a hidden tag here with some personal thoughts for the girls. Hidden tags are the perfect way to add things you may not want the whole world to be able to see.
Please join us for a scrapbookign class! I'll be teaching this and other layouts in May.
May 8th 7:30 Takanini
May 9th 7:30 Howick
May 13th 7:30 Birkenhead
May 18th 10am Hamilton
Well, I know I keep saying it, but we are nearly there with the new craft room! I had my inaugural class in there last night, so we are functioning now. Just need a curtain for the laundry area, some chairs, a rug, and to paint the two new walls (little ones). Then I think that's IT!
On Sunday night, Rob painted me a chalkboard and built a frame to go around it. I have pics of him doing this on my Stamp Happy Facebook Page.
It was Sunday night.
Sooooo, we got the white paint and played with the Stampin' Up! Ink Refills! Fun!! Mostly Pool Party, but also some Island Indigo and Always Artichoke were put in. It's still relatively pale, but it worked great!
This was easy to do, if you want to do one as well. We just got some light mdf board and painted it with chalkboard paint (see pics on my business page on facebook), and then framed it.
Hope you've enjoyed and are inspired to use your creative tools in a new way!
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Mother's Day will be here before we know it, so I thought this month I'd focus on feminine -themed projects. Some of my classes did a couple of beautiful cards for mother and some did this set of four cards to give to their mothers. Either gift would be enjoyed!
The case for the four cards and envelopes has little pockets inside to hold the cards. So cute! The front cover uses the Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP 126922- a happy set of prints.
Two of the cards inside were inspired by a project we had at the last Auckland Extravaganza, designed by Rachael Knight and Sara Falconer and the other two I just made up once the ball got rolling.
These are made using the notecard and envelope sets 107311 - such a bargain at 20 notecards and 20 envelopes for only $11.95!
I loved using the Cloudy Day 127022 embossing folder with these ones! I dabbed just a bit of the Whisper White ink over the top to make the clouds stand out just a little bit more.
And if you didn't yet notice, I took these pics in my NEW craft room, which is still a work in progress, but I think another week or so and it will be all done. I need to get some chairs for one thing.
And here is the mess still in one corner of the room:
I've put a few pics of the rest of the room up on my Facebook Business Page - come on over and check it out if you haven't already! I'd love to see what you think. And any great ideas on chairs are welcome, too!
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This card was fun to make and even more fun to teach! It's cool seeing people's faces light up when they realize how easy something so complex-looking can be.
I love using double sided papers for projects like this. Not only do you have double the selection, but isn't it a nice touch to have prints linside the project as well? Just like a designer lined jacket.
On the belly bank I used the new Wishes Your Way stamp set, which pairs up so nicely with the pinwheel die. It's a long sentiment, perfect for across a card, but for this particular one, it was just too long.
So, one of the advantages of clear mount stamps is you can just cut the rubber! I know it sounds awful, but I cut the image in two pieces and placed them on the block how I wanted them spaced.
It's really not a big deal; you can just position them back as original for use later if you wish. I love the versatility of rubber stamping!
Colours: Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Basic Black
The Petite Curly Label Punch is available to purchase now!
Due to unforeseen problems with our supplier for Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Watercolor Pencils, we have decided to discontinue these two products.
The following items are only available while supplies last. Get ‘em before they’re gone!
Some weeks ago I was asked to provide some 'entertainment' at a Hen's Party. The hostess thought it would be lovely if all the guest contributed towards making something of a keepsake for the bride.
At her request, we decided to make up a lovely photo album for the bride to use for her wedding photos later. It was a success! The guests loved having that activity on the side to do, and the bride herself was thrilled to have an album where each of her guests had added a bit of personalization.
Her colours were Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla. So here is what I came up with that any person at the shower could achieve while still being very nice for the bride:
(these are my photos from my wedding by the way just used for the samples)
Couldn't not use the favorite bird punch!
I designed up four pages the guests created variations of these designs.
EAch of the pages had the flourish from the Elements of Style stamp set, creating unity amongst the pages.
The nice thing about the 8x8 size is that a couple of photos and one embellishment is pretty much all you need! I used the Apothecary Accent Framelits here, which has been my most used die set for scrapbooking by far, to create a nice accent for the journaling.
The flower here was created by layering all the images from the Boho Blossom Punch. I've inked the edges with Calypso Coral and adhere with a simple brad.
This last design was the most popular! Everyone loves a butterfly! I've used both sizes of the butterfly punches, the Elegant Butterfly and the Bitty Butterfly here. Embellished with some Linen Thread and Pearls, and it looks great. Oh, and I've used the Boho Blossom Punch for the flowers again here, too!
All of the above were layered on top of the Lattice Die, also done in Vanilla.
I hope this inspires you to try scrapbooking or to make up an album of coordinating pages!
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Thursday April 4 Howick 7:30pm $15
Wednesday April 10th Takanini 7:30pm $15
Monday April 15th Birkenhead 7:30pm $15
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Today is an exciting day for demonstrators and customers! First of all, Online Ordering is now live in New Zealand! This means you can order at any time over the net and have the order shipped directly to your door!
I'm working on adding a button to my blog, but in the meantime, the link is here.
You can also order from Stampin' Up! directly and specify a demonstrator; please remember my last name is now Williams.
The website will save all your informations, too, so you won't have to re-enter the details each time. Yay!
Our SECOND big announcement is the release of My Digital Studio!
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I've been so impressed with this software. Sofie and I designed a magazine cover last night for her school project, and it was super easy and is looking good. Even she was squealing at how easily it all popped together.
Have a look at some samples here
I hope you are as excited as I am! Have a fantastic day and enjoy the resources above!
Featuring the Rain or Shine Stampin' Up! stamp set and the Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper, this cute project was presented at the Hamilton Extravaganza a few weeks ago by Kristine McKnickle and Christine Palmer, adapted from an album shown to us by Julia Leece at Regional Training last year.
SAleABration is nearly at it's end! This Friday is the last day to place your orders of $120 or more to receive any of the 19 items on the SAB brochure for FREE!
Featuring the SAB set Sentimental Journey, this project is inspired by Sandi McIver - I loved the look of it and the use of the Naturals Composition DSP here.
And we've used the Sentimental Journey image of the old fashioned bike here for a nice vintage look. The words are also from a SaleABration set - Vintage Verses, which is probably the one I used the most out of any of them.
For those keeping a list, to make a 5x7 envelope, you need:
DSP cut to 10x10 inches
score A side 3 3/4 inches
Score B side 5 1/4 inches
Cut out the notches and voila! It took me a bit of time to work that out, so thought I'd share.
Now just two days left of SAleABration, so please get those orders in before it's too late! :)
Stamps: Sentimental Journey, Vintage Verses
Colours: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Vanilla
Other: Framlits dies, Festive Piercing Pack, Neutrals DSP, Distressing tool, Metallic brads, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Natural Composition DSP
This was fun! I just discovered that Just Add Ink holds a scrapbooking challenge each month (where have I been??), so I gave it a go. Madeleine asked me to scrap these photos next (I find it quite cool how they are now giving me photos and asking me to scrapbook them).
Here is the sketch:
I have been hoarding these Calypso Coral polka dot sheets out of the packs for a while because I though they were so fun and happy and perfect for a layout. Happy coincidence that colour worked in with the minor photo (confess I 'made' it work!)
I LOVE the new burlap trim in the Seasonal Catalogue - had to use it on here! And paired with the ribbon rose flowers, it looks really cool. Just perfect for these shots of sort of a young vintage look.
I brought in the Wisteria Wonder to match Madeleine's hat and jacket. I'm not sure why she wore a zippered jacket with a lace dress, but the mix of elements went okay with the yin yang of these embellishments, too.
I used the Netting stamp on these Typeset letters to give it a little bit of texture. I left it as is; I didn't want this particular layout to be too fussy. The "clean vintage look" is what I call it. Perfect for the young, fresh face featured here.
Thanks for the fun!
Next Scrapbooking classes:
Monday March 18th Birkenhead 7:30pm $15
Saturday March 23rd Nelson 9:30am $55 4 layouts
Thursday April 4th Howick 7:30pm $15
WEll I didn't get a pic of my girls teaching because I was out teaching myself, but my two eldest daughters, Madeleine (14) and Kjristi (12), taught these cool notebooks to their church youth group on Tuesday.
We changed them up to make them a bit more "young" and use the Sycamore Street DSP (available just another 8 days!) and the Madison Avenue Flower:
I also did up a version using the bird punch just in my designing with my own girls what they felt comfortable teaching:
The point of making these with the young women was for them to use them as gratitude journals for 21 days. The word stamp I have in the little window is a very, very old Stampin' Up! stamp sets called Small Script. I just love it and it did come in handy for this project!
The girls loved doing these up, and I was treated to find this lovely post up on Facebook:
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The colour combo is just a winner . . . and that Red Glimmer Paper is just yum!
They did an excellent job. I'm blogging this today because I'm going to use this card tonight for Bayley's birthday dinner. Too much gush? Nah! Why not take the opportunity to embarrass my new 14 year old??
The new doilies are a great bargain at 24 for $5.95 and when you only need half of one, even better!
9 days left of SaleABration!!
These notebooks were a great find by Barbara Bicknell at the $2 shop! We decorated them up with the new Poetry Prints Pack and transformed them from utilitarian to a special gift.
Although, personally, I love notebooks and write in one nearly every day, so I plan to keep these . . . :-)
I'm really liking the Summer Starfruit after this project and the last scrapbooking layout. The ribbon looks quite nice with this combo.
The main image is from the stamp set Collage Curious, a great wee set perfect for layering up the images.
Shona Edmonds and I taught this last weekend at the Hamilton Extravaganza, and everyone just loved that Silver Glimmer Paper. Almost a shame to cover it up!
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Stamps: Collage Curious, Kindness Matters
Colours: Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit
Other: $2 shop notebooks and pens, 1 1/4 inch scallop circle punch, 1 3/4 inch scallop circle punch, 1 inch circle punch, Silver Glimmer paper, Bitty Banners Framelits, Poetry Prints print Pack
Well this one was a lot of fun to make! Not your traditional wedding page, but wedding photos nonetheless.
I took this layout directly off a great sample I saw online by Sarah Webb. She used different colours and products, of course, and I changed this one up to suit my photos.
The background is done using the chaldboard technique, and of course the black background makes the bright colours in the Sycamore STreet DSP really zing.
The Happy Day title I felt was really appropriate for this very happy and fun layout, and also with the smiling, bright pictures of the wedding. (yes, you may be looking at my wedding photos for some time yet!) My students will be able to change the title up to suit their themes.
A little collection of small items that coordinate can create an effective embellishment. I wanted to use lots of these Sycamore Street buttons on this page, but it didn't suit what I was doing. Hopefully others who do this will make use of them! They are just perfect.
Isn't it funny how you can have a whole heap of supplies out to use and find that it just won't "work" when the vision comes out on paper? Part of the fun and the challenge!
Now one guess as to how I got that black brad? The standard black brads were way too big for what I had in my head, so I had to get creative . .
This is my first time working with Summer Starfruit, and it's growing on me! Paired with Pool Party, it's quite nice, actually. And Sandra so kindly wore a sweater in exactly that colour - thank you.
I will be teaching this layout:
Tuesday 12 March 7:30 pm Takanini, Auckland $15
Monday 18 March 7:30pm Birkenhead, Auckland $15
Saturday 23 March 9:30-4pm Richmond, Nelson 4 layouts $55
Would love to have you! Book in here