FAMILY SCRAP PAGE WITH NATURE’S POEM PAPER!

If you have followed me for a while you would notice that I don’t do a lot of scrapbooking.  I have done a page here and there.  (If you want to see some of them then be sure to click on the tag ‘scrapbooking’ at the top and it will take you to some of the posts).

I have had this photo for a couple of years now with the idea of scrapping it.  I needed to make a page this week and thought of this photo again – and it was time to do something with it.  So … I made a scrap page. 🙂

Here it is for you.

WHAT I HAVE USED

Card and Paper: Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, Tranquil Tide cardstock, Sahara Sand cardstock, Whisper White, Vellum.

Stamps: Petal Palette.         Dies: Petals and More Thinlits, Layering Oval Thinlits, Stitched Labels Thinlits.

THE PROCESS

Choosing the photo was the easy part but working out how to put it together took a little time.  I first went through some scrapbooking page ideas I had pinned on Pinterest.  I also looked at some ideas I saved to my computer and in some magazines.  I wanted to use some of the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! paper in some way.  I had thought in strips.  I tried a few sheets of paper that I had to see what worked.  I found that this piece looked the best against the black and white photo.  I thought I might cut it in strips with some other prints from the Nature’s Poem pack but I liked this piece left as it was.

I narrowed down the stamps and the dies to the Petal Palette set and cut a few pieces from the Petals and More Thinlits and the Stitched Labels Framelits.  I played around with the positioning and then added the sentiment.  I have to say it was a fun process putting the page together and I was happy with the way it turned out.

Now don’t hold your breathe for me to scrap another page in a hurry.  😉

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

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RAZZLEBERRY BOTANICAL BLISS!

A couple of weeks ago when I was creating a card for a Blog Hop I was in I created this card.  I wasn’t happy with it for the Blog Hop but I thought I would share it with you now.  It is not my usual style so I didn’t feel comfortable with it. 🙂

At the time the theme of the Blog Hop was to be using a product from the current Catalogue.  If you go back a few posts (or head -> HERE) you can see what I ended up with.

I was having trouble working out what to make for it initially so I thought I would CASE a card from the catalogue.  The card on page 99 of the catalogue caught my eye so I thought I would use that as inspiration.

This was the inspiration card.

Details for my card I created up above.

The Designer Series Paper strip is from Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The Razzleberry Strip is embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

The tag and the background was stamped with the Timeless Textures stamp set.  I sponged around the edge with White Craft Ink and distressed the edges.  The little sprigs were diecut from the Botanical Tags Thinlits cut from Mossy Meadow card. The circle is stamped with images from the Botanical Bliss stamp set.  I swirled around a couple of loops of Linen Thread behind the circle. 

So certainly different. Whether you like it or not just remember that the catalogue can be a great source of inspiration to create your next card.

Thanks for visiting today,

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #35 – LET’S LOOK AT THE BLENDED SEASONS BUNDLE!

By now you would have seen quite a bit of the Blended Seasons Bundle around different blogs and Pinterest.  It is a beautiful bundle.  I am just sad that it is only around for this month.  It is so versatile. So today for Wednesday’s WOW! #35 I thought we would take a closer look at it.

Here is the Blended Seasons stamp set and the matching Stitched Seasons Framelits.

How many different occasions can you see using this set for? 

Birthday – The sentiments are fitting for a birthday.  The flowers come up beautifully coloured with whatever your choice of medium whether it is Watercolor Pencils, Stampin’ Blends or Inkpads and Aquapainter.  You could also use the ‘husk’ type image or the leaves for a great male card.

Congratulations/All the Best – Try colouring the flowers for this occasion too.  The leaves are great as well.

Wedding – Those sweet bells are not just good for Christmas but they make a lovely wedding card.

Thinking of You – Add flowers, leaves or the husks and with those sentiments you have a lovely card to let someone know you are thinking of them.

Christmas – There are lots of stamps to use for this occasion, the bells or that gorgeous holly.  I love the font in this set.

Teamed with the Framelits they make cards for every occasion. It is such a versatile set.

Speaking of those Framelits though.  Did you realise they are double stitched?  They have a stitched line effect on the outside edge and the inside edge of the diecut.  It looks really cool. With 3 different sizes you can layer them together.

Below is a video from Shannon West at Stampin’ Up! to show how these stamps and dies can work together but it especially has some great tips on watercolouring, so be sure to check it out.  If you are viewing this from an email update and the video is not showing be sure to click on the blog link above to go directly to my blog to view it. 🙂

Here are some ideas courtesy of Stampin’ Up! Some of the cards are the ones featured in the video.

I think this one below is one of my favourites I have seen with this bundle.  It shows how the Framelits work with the stitching and I love the colours used.

Lots of great ideas for you.

If you are after some more inspiration you can head to my Pinterest board -> HERE and check them out.

Grab your Blended Seasons Bundle in my store now -> HERE.  Don’t delay as it is only available for this month but only while supplies last.  If you are ordering online please use the Host Code: WRQSC9N3

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

 

 

ACCENTED BLOOMS FOR #CI38!

I had a little time yesterday to play along with the Colour Inkspirations Challenge for this week.

#CI38 colours were Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Gray Granite, Whisper White and Basic Black.

I had been using the Accented Blooms stamp set the last few days, which I will show you those cards later on. Since that set was out I thought I would use that.  I think the soft muted colours would work well with a little watercolouring on flowers.

Here is my card.

I came to the conclusion this week that I am not a fan of colouring.  So to colour this for the challenge was a little surprise.  But I think a little freestyle watercolouring can work well.  It doesn’t matter if you go out of the lines. 🙂

I used the Aquapainter and Inkpads to watercolour this. TIP: To watercolour any image I suggest several washes of colour if you want to build up the colour. Then allowing it to dry in between.  For this card I lightly washed sections with the Powder Pink and then allowed it to dry.  It only takes a few minutes.  Wash over the areas with the Gray Granite.  Then wash over again in the areas with the Powder Pink.  I did that 3 times with the Powder Pink as it is such a pale colour.  When it was all dry I washed over the centres of the flowers with the Berry Burst ink.  I allowed it to dry before washing again with the Berry Burst.  It is a time consuming process but I think worth it.

The lovely delicate edge is cut from the Delicate Lace Edgelits.

The sentiment is stamped in Black and punched with the Tailor Tag Punch.  I punched another piece from Berry Burst card.  Cut that piece in half horizontally then could layer it underneath the stamped piece so you see the little pink edge peeking out.  I finished with some Artisan Pearls and some Silver Thread wrapped around a few times.

Now to get this in to the Facebook group before the time is up tonight.  You can head over to the group -> HERE and join in on the challenges.  It’s a great way to extend your creativity.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

BLENDED SEASONS AND BONUS DAYS!

August is an exciting month with some awesome happenings.  Let me tell you about them.

COLOUR YOUR SEASON

The Blended Season Bundle is a limited release bundle.  It has some gorgeous stamp images and sentiments for many occasions.  The matching  Stitched Season Framelits you will love.  They leave a stitched edge on the inside and outside of your diecut.  Use them in many ways.  If you love the Stitched Shapes and the Stitched Labels Framelits, these are a must have.

Bundle Available in Wood mount $134.00 AUS  Clear Mount $113 AUS

Dies on their own $57 AUS

So you can colour these beauties, Stampin’ Up! have added another colour set of Watercolor Pencils. $21.75 AUS

If you want to order any of these you need to be quick.  They are only WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  I don’t want you to be disappointed so get in early.  (To order see below).

BONUS DAYS

What a “bonus” that Bonus Days are on this month when the gorgeous Blended Season is available.

HOW IT WORKS

For every $90 in orders during August you get to earn a $9 voucher to redeem in September.  How cool is that.

NB: After your order is placed you will receive an email with a code.  You must keep that email with the code so you can use that for your redemption in September.  You can earn as many Bonus Days vouchers as you like. 

TO ORDER

Email me directly at jghayward@yahoo.com

OR

Order online in my store -> HERE.   Please use the Host Code: WRQSC9N3

Have a wonderful day,

Jenny

JOY OF SETS 2018 CATALOGUE BLOG HOP!

I am taking part in a Blog Hop today with the Facebook group – The Joy Of Sets.

You might have just come from Kirsten’s blog. (click on the arrow below to go back if you missed it or you will get there after going around the hop).

Today’s theme is a project using any product from the current 2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.

Focusing on ANY product from this current catalogue is pretty overwhelming really.  There are so many wonderful products.  What do you choose!! After trying a few options I chose the Sitting Pretty Bundle.  I made a card set in some fun bright colours.

I used the Brights Paper stack and the co-ordinating Glitter Enamel Dots in Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana and Melon Mambo.

The lovely ornate seat is heat embossed in Copper and then cut with the Pretty Park Framelits. I added a vellum scallop circle under the seats and cut a small heart that is in the Framelits set in the matching colour.  The sentiments and the fun swirl is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set.

Here is a close-up of the Gorgeous Grape one so you can see it more clearer.  They are all the same layout.

Now you can continue the Blog Hop and see all the other creations.  Head to Susan’s Blog by clicking on the arrow below.

Happy Hopping,

Jenny

TEAM SHOEBOX SWAP – DAY 2!

I have another group of photos to share with you today from out Team Stamp day a couple of months ago.  We all created a card in the Shoebox Swap for each person to create.  I showed you some lovely ones yesterday. (Head back to the last post if you missed it).

This is a mix of different cards.

I haven’t used Sheltering Tree set in a while.  After stamping the tree on the white Diecut oval, then stamp the small “dots” in the set in different colours over the branches.  We used Tranquil Tide, Pineapple Punch (I think), Grapefruit Grove, and Lovely Lipstick.  There was a purple colour created but that was from mixing the Lovely Lipstick and the Tranquil Tide I think.  The white card piece was backed on to a diecut black oval that was cut in half.

The next one below uses the High Tide set and the cool seat from Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  The sentiment is from Colorful Seasons. To create the background on the card, ink the clear block in the Pool Party inkpad.  Lightly spritz it with water and stamp on to the Shimmery White cardstock.  The reeds are stamped in Soft Suede and then stamped off again on the card to make it lighter.  This was repeated a couple of times.

This next one is using the Coffee Cafe stamp set and the Coffee Cups Framelits.  The card was distressed a little with some sponging with Soft Suede ink.  This was a fun card to create.

Hope you like them.

Be back again soon with more,

Jenny

THINLITS V’S FRAMELITS V’S EDGELITS!

There are a number of different types of dies in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.  Do you know the difference between them?  That’s what Wednesday’s WOW!  #34 is looking at today.  Let’s check them out.

THINLITS VERSUS FRAMELITS VERSUS EDGELITS

Just a note too: You will find that many of the Stampin’ Up! Die sets contain Thinlits, Framelits and Edgelits.

What are they though?

Thinlits are usually the more detailed dies consisting of intricate designs and words. There are also Thinlits dies to create some 3D boxes or bags.  The detailed dies include ejection holes so you can remove the paper easily.  I would recommend using the Big Shot Die Brush or the Paper Piercer.

For example, Botanical Tags Thinlits shown below.

Or the Window Box Thinlits

Framelits have an open centre and are like a frame.  They can be placed over stamped images to cut the shape or used on their own.

Layering Ovals.

Wood Crate Framelits

Many of the Stampin’ Up! Die sets contain both Thinlits and Framelits as seen in the Eclectic Layers Thinlits set below.

Most Framelits can cut materials such as card, paper, vellum, fabric and other light materials.

 

Edgelits can cut the image to create a detailed border as in the Delicate Lace Edgelits below.

They can also cut the outline of the detailed Thinlits such as the Detailed Floral Thinlits below.

 

While discussing the Thinlits and Framelits?  Should you use the Precision Plate?

The Precision Plate is designed to get the best cut with the more detailed Thinlits so they are crisp and sharp.  They should not be used with Framelits or less detailed Thinlits as they may warp the dies.

To use the Precision Plate you will replace this with the bottom Cutting Plate in your Big Shot.

See it in action in the video below. (If you receive this blog update by email and the video is not showing then head directly to the blog post by clicking on the title at the top).

 

Information from Stampin’ Success Quarter 2 2016. Stampin’ Up! Publication and the Stampin’ Up! online store.

 

I hope you have found this helpful.  I know I did when I was looking in to it.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

 

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #33 – CHECK THAT PAPER OUT!

I have talked a bit about paper lately and sharing some great ways to use it. I am in the middle of sharing 5 Ways to With Paper during this week.  We are just taking a little commercial break today.

This month we have the special promotion of Buy 3, Get one Free.  For today’s Wednesday’s WOW! #33 I thought we would take a closer look at all these beautiful papers.  It’s hard to see with the tiny images in the catalogue.  So let’s meet them i this video below. (If you receive these blog posts by email and you don’t see the video, please click on the blog title above to go straight to the blog post).

 

What’s your favourite?  I still love the Nature’s Poem paper and I mentioned about the beautiful Petal Promenade paper recently.  It’s so hard to choose.

So just quickly, here is the deal again.  This month Buy 3 packs of paper and get a fourth one free. 

It’s a great deal and you can grab these this month.  Head to my store -> HERE to grab them.  Please use the Host Code this week: 3B6A2PJ6

Thanks for visiting.  Back with more great ways to #usethatpaper tomorrow.

Jenny

 

RETIRED STAMPIN’ UP! BUNDLES TO CLEAR OUT!

I still have LOTS of retired Stampin’ Up! items left after my sale last weekend.  I have bundled some of them up to clear them out.  You might be interested.  It’s first in, first served.  Only for Australian residents. These are not entitled to the BOGO offer.  Prices do not include postage.  There might be some additional bonuses to surprise you.

Leave a Comment if you are interested in any of the bundles.

Medallions: Floral Frames Framelits, Daydream Medallions (W), Label Something (C), plus paper.  $75

Butterflies: Butterfly Thinlits, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Watercolor Wings and ribbon. $100

Birthday: Party Wishes (C), Party Punch pack, Confetti Embossing Folder, Party Dots and paper. $50

Christmas: Cheerful Tags (PH), Merry Patterns (PH), Star Border Punch $50

Small Wheel Pack: Small handle, Skulls wheel, Betsy’s Blossoms.

Circles:  3 1/2″ Circle Bigz die, 3″ Circle Bigz die, Scallop Circle Bigz die.   $25

Tasteful Trim: Die and extended Clear Plates for the Big Shot  $30

I have more.  Lots more!  You can view them online.

For Tools and Big Shot items Head -> HERE.      For Stamps Head -> HERE.

Thanks for looking,

Jenny