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

 

 

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ANIMAL OUTING TEAM CARDS!

Quite a few weeks back I mentioned a team stamp day I went to and we had a Shoebox swap.  I said I would share the cards we made.  It has taken some time to get back to them with lots of other exciting things happening.  Over the next few days though I will share them with you.

Firstly, if you are not sure what a Shoebox swap is: Each person makes a card and then makes up kits for that card for the number of people that will be there at the event. We had 13 people come along for that team day.  I have already shared my card I made for it some weeks ago.  You can see that card -> HERE.

The Animal Outing set was a popular stamp set to use for that day.  I will show you these cards today.  I won’t give you specific details on the cards.  I think for the most part they are straight forward.

All the Rhinos were coloured with the Blender Pen which I don’t normally use to colour.

The curvy pieces of card sticking from under this card below is actually a piece of Grapefruit Grove card punched with the Daisy Punch.  The Daisy is then cut and sections adhered under the stamped piece.  The background on the Basic Gray card is stamped with one of the stamps from the  Waterfront set I think it was.

The background strip on the card below was stamped with the Waterfront stamp set too I think.  The colours used for this was Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Smoky Slate.  I drew “dashed” lines with Black Marker on the stamped card piece with the Rhino to create a frame around him.

This one below has a lot of different steps to it which I will explain below.

The circles were stamped in versamark using the Stamparatus to position them and then heat embossed.  I think there was a template to cut the circle from the white card (which was shimmery White card) to be sure it was in position.  On the circle off-cut the little frog on a tree was stamped in black Stazon and coloured with the Watecolor Pencils I think.  It was coloured after the next step though.  The circle was sprinkled with Brushos Crystals and then misted with water.  The corners were  punched with the Detailed Trio punch.

I will be back tomorrow with some other great projects from the team day.  Stay tuned.

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #31 – DESIGNING THE PETAL PROMENADE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!

I have a really fascinating video to share with you today for Wednesday’s WOW! #31.  I hear many people comment on the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Not only is it really lovely thickness but the prints are usually so beautiful – on both sides! The dilemma is which side to choose some times! 

I wonder if you have noticed though the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper?  It is really gorgeous paper.  The floral prints are actual photographs and then on the other side you have the lovely marble prints.

What do you think?

I have just come across a video of the design process to create this paper.  I think you will find it interesting.  I did anyway. 🙂

We do have some clever designers.   I had noticed it in the catalogue but I must admit, when I watched the video I had to go back and take another closer look.  I may just have to grab some of it too.

BTW: This is one of the paper packs that are on the Buy 3, Get one Free promotion for this month.  So even better.  Stop by in my store ->HEREto grab some. 

Please use the Host Code: 4SZ43U7M

Thanks for visiting me,

Jenny

FREE INK AND FREE PAPER!!

Really! This is so awesome I have to tell you.  Free Ink and Free Paper this month.  I will give you the deets.

FREE INK WHEN YOU JOIN!

WHAT????  $117 in Value!

So you pay $169 but get $235 of products for that.  (=$66 free products) + $0 Shipping + $117 Free Inkpad Collection =$183 of Free products.  (Did you see that?  You get more free stuff than you actually pay).  I am sure you have more than $169 on your Wish List. Right?

Be a part of the family she says! 

What does that really mean though? Be a part of the Stampin’ Up! family and be a Demonstrator and that doesn’t mean you have to do parties and demonstrate making cards.  You can just enjoy getting your discount on your orders.  If you are not sure, then head to my page -> HERE and see 10 Reasons why you would want to be part of the Stampin’ Up! family.

Ask me for a No-Obligation Information Pack.  But if you know a bargain when you see it you can head to my website and Join with my JEN’s INK Team -> HERE.  (Just have your Wish List ready to go). 🙂

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FREE PAPER ANYONE??

Buy 3 of these select packs of paper and choose one for Free.  How awesome!  If you want a closer look at the papers ,check out p188-191 of the catalogue.

** Order directly in my store -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code: 4SZ43U7M

If you have any questions about these please comment or email me at jghayward@yahoo.com

Jenny

DELIGHTFUL GORGEOUS GRAPE!

OK, I know I said I would share my projects from my Catalogue Showcase from last weekend and I will but I have one more card with the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper while we are on that topic.  I hope you are not sick of them. I just have this one I wanted to share with you and then I will move on.  I will come back to this paper down the track though don’t you worry. 🙂

I had a small section of the Laser-Cut paper and thought I would add it to a tag.  When I did do that I found that the paper was so fine that it really should be on a card to support it a little more.  SO, I added the tag to a card. A Gorgeous Grape one at that.  This is a new colour and I think I like it!

The white card is embossed with the new Tufted Embossing Folder.  Have you noticed that in the catalogue?  It is a little hard to see it.  It is like a quilted effect you might say.  What about that gorgeous Mini Striped Gorgeous Grape ribbon. 

Now have you added this paper to your Wish List yet?? Or better still added it to your shopping cart??? I think you need to.

Order it Online in my store -> HERE now.  Please use the Host Code: PUB9TYMG

OR contact me directly to order.  (Australian residents only).

Jenny

 

IT’S HERE, IT’S HERE! THE CATALOGUE IS HERE!!

Can you tell I am a little excited?  I can’t wait to share this catalogue with you.  It is beautiful, gorgeous, amazing, fun! I am loving it!  So have you checked it out yet??

If you haven’t yet, you can now view it Online -> HERE.  And look and shop to your little heart’s content. ❤

I will bring you more exciting products and projects shortly but I couldn’t wait to share it with you first.

Just a quick little video to show you some special-ness though.  Check below. (If you get this update via email then head to the blog post directly by clicking the title above so you can see the video).

To order:

Order Online at the above link.  HERE it is again though. Australian residents only. Please use the Host Code this week: FRS6ZZ6G

OR

Order directly by emailing me.

Happy Shopping,

Jenny

 

FRIDAY FAVOURITES – GOOD-BYE TO THE 2016-2018 INCOLORS!

Each year we say Good-Bye to the 5 Incolors that have been with us for the past 2 years.  Some of these colours become favourites.  It’s hard to let go of them.  This year we are saying Farewell to colours like Sweet Sugarplum and Dapper Denim!!  So for our final Friday Favourites for this current catalogue let’s look at these colours.

These little mini cards I made back in June 2016 to show the colours but I don’t know if I shared them on my blog as I can’t find the post now.  Here you are though.  They were using my favourite set at the time Swirly Birds.  (Note to self: I really must use that set again soon).

While these colours are nice I have really loved the Dapper Denim and Sweet Sugarplum colours.  I have used them a bit.

Dapper Denim is a great colour for “boys” cards.  I couldn’t find the original post for this z-fold card below but it worked well for a special 40th card.

Another “boys” card using the Happy Birthday Thinlits with the Color Theory paper stack.

I cut 2 of the Thinlits for this one in black and one in white and when adhering them together I offset them slightly.  The white makes the Black ‘POP’.

Dapper Denim even for a wedding card.  So elegant!  This one uses the Floral Themes set.

Sweet Sugarplum – what a lovely shade of colour.  Using a short lived bundle back a couple of years ago, Thoughtful Branches.  

One with the Sale-A-Bration 2017 set Avant Garden.

Sweet Sugarplum worked well with Peekaboo Peach. 

Another Swirly Bird card.  I heat embossed the swirls with White Embossing Powder before sponging over the colours.

We won’t miss Flirty Flamingo as that is now coming back as a core colour.  That’s pretty exciting!

Have you got these colours?  What is your favourite?  Now have you stocked up on your cardstock, ink refills, inks etc.  If you haven’t you better get on to it.  Some of these items have sold out already but you might be lucky.  Please don’t go looking for them after the 31st as you might not get them.

You can order them in my online store -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code: XQZEJREH  Thank you.  I do appreciate your order and be sure not to mark it anonymous or I can’t send you a little card and gift to say Thanks. 🙂

This is the last of Friday Favourites for this outgoing catalogue.  Don’t worry I think I will be back with Friday Favourites for the new 2018 Catalogue.  Not long now to wait!!!  I’m getting excited that you will be able to see it soon.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Jenny

Have you received your 2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue yet?  If you haven’t got one and you are in Australia then you can request a copy from me by completing this form -> HERE. 

SEE THE SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE UP CLOSE FOR WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #24!

I told you about the gorgeous Share What You Love Suite yesterday.  You saw photos but that really doesn’t show the shine in these products.  So today for Wednesday’s WOW! #24 I have a video for you from Stampin’ Up!  Be sure to catch that shimmer in the paper and those doilies.  They are really just stunning!

After you catch the video.  Head back to yesterday’s post so you can see all the contents again in each bundle.  And there is the ordering information there too with a bonus tutorial for 2 cards if you order any of these bundles this month.  So sit back and watch for that shimmer.

 

Before you head off I just wanted to show you another card with this gorgeous suite.  This card is one of the cards we made at Onstage early last month.

Thanks for visiting today.  I will be back again soon,

Jenny

FRIDAY FAVOURITES – FLOWERS!

Today I am reflecting on a few of my favourite Flower stamp setsthat are retiring VERY soon.  So many beautiful sets.

BLOOMS AND WISHES

I am late to the party with this stamp set.  It sat on my shelf uninked for nearly a year.  And now it is going.  I am sad. 😦

You can find the details for this post to make the 50th Eclipse card -> HERE.

ROSE WONDER

I am sad to see this set go.  I love the bold flower. So many ways to use this set.  I love the verses too. This set is one I might have to keep in my stash.  The sentiments for Weddings and Sympathy are very special.  There is not a set like it I think.  If you haven’t got this set already then be sure to grab it.  The dies to match are beautiful too.  Really.   You have to get on to it.

These are just some of the cards I have made.

Sponged Background

This background is sponged and then lightly spritzed with water to create a mottled effect.  For the full details on how to make it then head to this post -> HERE.

ONE DIE TWO WAYS – With just one diecut I created these 2 cards.  One (right) the diecut was placed over the white card as a mask and sponged over.  For the other card (left) I used the sponged diecut from the first card to adhere straight to a new card.  Find all the details on these cards -> HERE.

BIRTHDAY BLOSSOMS

Another beautiful set.  I heat embossed the larger flowers in white Embossing powder on vellum.  The smaller flowers were heat embossed in white on the Cherry Cobbler card.  Full details for this card can be found -> HERE.

You can find another card using this set -> HERE (the same post as the Rose Wonder spritzed card above).

Also, a Tri-Fold card with this set.  Full details -> HERE

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To see these or to see what else is retiring, head to my store -> HERE.  

You can order Online there or contact me directly.  If ordering Online please use the Host Code.

Jenny

ORDER YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! CATALOGUE NOW!

YES! It’s that time.  The 2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue starts on June 1st.  There is SO much gorgeousness inside.  There really is! I would love you to see it and have your own copy.  Yes, you will be able to view it online BUT there is nothing like flicking through the pages AND you can’t stick post-it notes on the computer screen right!!. 😉

If you are an Australian resident AND you don’t have a current Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator to take care of you then grab a copy from me.

ORDER YOUR CATALOGUE:

Head -> HERE and fill out the form

OR

You can email me at jghayward@yahoo.com

Jenny