cards, Christmas, Classes, Stampin' Up!

FAVOURITE 5 FOR 2015!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!!!

I hope 2016 is a wonderful year for you full of great health, happiness – and I hope lots of opportunities to create. 🙂

I am looking forward to another year of stamping. It always excites me at the start of the year when I think of the new discoveries in stamping and being able to share them with my lovely customers and  you my lovely readers. 🙂  I am also excited when I think of the new people I will meet to share all this creativity with.

Before I look too far forward though I thought I would look back at this past year at some of my favourite projects from the year.  I hope you will indulge me a little and enjoy recapping these – or seeing them for the first time.

I will add the link below each project to the original post so you can read about them.

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I had fun making these Masculine cards with the ‘Adventure Bound’ Paper Stack.  See about them HERE.

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A special 21st card.  Read about it HERE.

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A fun Triangle Easel Card.  See the post HERE.

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One of the first cards I made with this gorgeous set.  See about it HERE.

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This is still one of my favourite cards. You can check it out HERE.

I had trouble limiting it to 5.  I have to throw in a Christmas card too. 🙂

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One of my favourite Christmas cards. See it HERE.

Well those are my favourites BUT what did you think?

Here are some interesting facts from WordPress that you liked this year.

The most popular post in one day was my Convention Swaps on May 9th with 486 hits.  We are always interested in swap cards I think for their inspiration.

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This is just one lot of them. You can read the full post HERE.

The most popular post continues to be my Tote bags.  These were made in 2012 but are still so popular.

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The tutorial and the link can be found HERE.

and the more recent one HERE.

Thank You for being part of my journey this year.  I love sharing what I create and I am glad you like to visit.  Feel free to drop a comment now and then.  At least I know then I am not talking to myself. 🙂

Have a great 2016,

Jenny

Classes, Stampin' Up!, Uncategorized

CATALOGUE LAUNCH REVIEW!

I thought I would share some of the things from my launch on the weekend.  It was such a fun time and I am sorry if you couldn’t make it. 🙂

Firstly, I have to show you my butterfly wall.  It is a bit hard to photograph.  The lighting is not the best.  It is a bit overcast today when I took these photos.

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I will show you some close-ups. I have used the Butterflies Thinlets and the cute new Incolor Blossom Accents.

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These are some of the treat bags I made for my lovely guests.  Sorry I didn’t take photos of all the flower colours.  These were last minute things as my order didn’t arrive until the 11th hour. The glue was still drying when the first guests arrived 🙂

I used the large Cello bags. I added some of the sheets from the ‘Cherry on Top’ DSP stacks and added a doily.  I cut some Balloons and banners with the Balloon Framelits and added a chocolate treat and some post-it notes.

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It is hard to tell in the photo but I ran the bag through the Big Shot with the Boho Chic Embossing Folder.

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Here is a close-up of the pegs for the bags.  I punched out a flower with the Petite Petals Punch and adhered a flower onto it with the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  This was then adhered to a little peg.  It was a simple, cute idea.  I got the idea from a lovely friend of mine 🙂

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I thought I would share the Colour Comparison chart for the new Incolors.  It’s a good way to see how they fit in with other current colours.  (Once again sorry about the lighting!  I really have to do something about this). 🙂

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Next post I will show you the Make and Takes we did.  I think that is enough photos for one day. 🙂

Jenny x

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

CASE THE CATALOGUE!!

Sometimes when you sit down to create you get stumped what to do.  The MOJO is just not happening! I am sure I am not the only one that happens to.  But inspiration is everywhere and especially in our Stampin’ Up! Catalogues.  I know I don’t use the catalogues enough when I am trying to come up with something.  They have been designed that way not just to show the products but to inspire us with projects.  We might CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or might just use it as a springboard for our next project.  We might just pick out the colours they have used or the layout.

A few weeks ago I was flicking through the catalogue and this card caught my eye.  I love how it showcases the Butterfly Thinlets and the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  So I CASED the card shown.  I changed the base colour and a few other little changes.

This is the card you can find on p 27 of the Occasions Catalogue.

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Here is my card.

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The base card is a little taller than the standard size so I could fit the butterflies on there.  The base is Crumb Cake and the butterflies are Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Tangerine Tango.

So next time you get stuck, grab one of your Stampin’ Up! Catalogues and see what jumps out at you.  🙂

Have a Happy Day,

Jenny

cards

IRRESISTIBLY YOURS DSP INTO CARDS!!

I was playing around with the ‘Irresistibly Yours’ DSP the other day.  If you are not familiar with this paper already it comes in 12″x12″ sheets.  There are 6 different designs and you get  2 of each. Each design has a glossy like pattern on the sheet which is like it is clear embossed.  You can simply add your colour either by sponging or brayering.  Gently wipe off the card with a tissue which removes the ink from the embossed parts leaving a gorgeous coloured pattern.  You can create your own patterned paper to match the colour of your project. I had these little pieces just for a card size and thought I would make up some cards using them.  Here they are for you.

Firstly, using Crisp Canteloupe card and ink and stamp sets ‘Papillion Potpourri’ and ‘Hello There’. A little Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper was punched using the 1 3/8″ Circle punch and this was layered under the “For You” greeting although that is a little hard to see. I also stamped the smaller image from ‘Daydream Medallions’ and cut it with the matching die. I added some Crisp Canteloupe Thick Baker’s Twine to finish this card.

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This one was in Marina Mist and using ‘Something For Baby’ and ‘Itty Bitty Banners’ stamp sets.  Finished off with some Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine.  Gotta love that tie!!! 😉

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This is probably my favourite.  This is Lost Lagoon.  I added some splodges from ‘Gorgeous Grunge’ and the greeting is from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’. Then simply a sparkly butterfly cut from the Silver Foil Sheets and then some Lost Lagoon Satin ribbon to finish off.

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So have you got your ‘Irresistibly Yours’ DSP yet?? It is one of the Free choices during Sale-A-Bration with your $90 order.  There are so many other great Sale-A-Bration products if this Paper is not your choice. There is only 2 weeks left of Sale-A-Bration so you can’t muck around on this. Order directly Online Here or drop me an email with your order. I can ship anywhere in Australia.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny