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SPRINKLES OF LIFE FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES!

Today I had my Ronald McDonald House Charities Fundraiser. Thanks everyone who came today.  It was a lot of fun.  We played some fun games with a guessing competition plus a coin toss for some great Stampin’ Up! prizes.Of course there was some stamping. We made 4 cute cards so I thought I would share the cards we made today.

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I will share each of them with you. Once again sorry for the lighting of the cards.  I think I need to check my camera settings!!! 🙂

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Firstly, this one in Delightful Dijon.  This was actually the last card I made.  I was wanting to make 4 different cards showing many ways you can use this set.  I really didn’t know what to do but just wanted the tree on it’s own.  I will just tell you a little trick with the leaves on the tree.  I inked the leaves in Delightful Dijon and then used the Cherry Cobbler marker to “thump” on the leaves.  That is just tapping the stamp with the thick end of the marker onto the stamp to pick up some of the Cherry Cobbler colour on the leaves.  The rest of the card was fairly straight forward and using some of the gorgeous Delightful Dijon Dotted Lace Trim.

This next card. (terrible lighting!).  This card was inspired by a card by Patty Bennett. Colours are Bermuda Bay for the base card.  The strip of card on the left is Watermelon Wonder with a banner from Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper

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This one was CASED from one of my stamping friends Rachael Lewsley – Thanks Rachael 🙂  I love the splodges from Gorgeous Grunge. Colours are Tip Top Taupe for the cone and then Mint Macaron, So Saffron and Blushing Bride for the “icecream scoops”.

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This one was CASED from Chiaki on Stampingpro.com.  Base card is Whisper White thick cardstock.  I cut the oval in the centre of the Pool Party card and then embossed with the Brickwall Embossing Folder. The scene is stamped on the white card base.  The stripes for the grass are stamped using the ‘Work of Art’ set.  I added the greeting by stamping in Memento Black and then cutting it using the Itty Banners Framelits.

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I have shared a lot of cards using this ‘Sprinkles of Life’ set all week. Have you liked the projects??? There are so many ways of using this set.  It is incredible.

Now I am extending my special bundle offer for the stamp and punch until Monday.  

Purchase the ‘Sprinkles of Life’ set + Tree Punch for $64.  That is 10% off the combined price.

This is not available as a Bundle in the catalogue. You need to order this directly from me. This is not available through my Online Store.  Australian residents only. 🙂

Thanks for looking.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend??

Until next time,

Jenny

 

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SPRINKLES OF LIFE CONVENTION CASE!

These 3 cards I have made using ‘Sprinkles of Life’ set have been CASED from an onstage presentation at the South Pacific Stampin’ Up! Convention back in early May.  It seems so long ago now. I loved the idea of them so I have wanted to make them for a while.  Here they are and then I will tell you about them.

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Each of them have the same layout and they show a number of ways you can put the different elements together.  On my cards I have used the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and instead of a strip of Designer Series Paper or similar on the original I tied around some Whisper White Baker’s Twine. What do you think?? Cute??

Thanks for stopping by. Tomorrow is my big Fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities using this set.  I will stop by and share the cards we will make later tomorrow.

Have a great day,

Jenny 🙂

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HELPING RONALD McDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES – FROM ANYWHERE YOU ARE!!

Ronald McDonald House provides accommodation and support for sick children and their families during their stay in hospital.  Sometimes this can be for months on end. But, we can make a difference for their stay.  Join me in my Ronald McDonald House Charities event this Saturday. If you can’t make the day there are a number of ways you can help still so please take a minute to read on.
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Let’s join together in a fun afternoon of games, laughs and creating while we raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities – and wearing your silly socks!!

SILLY SOCKS FOR SICK KIDS

WHEN: Saturday August 1st at 2pm at my place, East Corrimal
We will make 3 great projects using the RMHC stamp set by Stampin’ Up! “Sprinkles of Life”.
COST: Class only $20 (I will donate $3 to RMHC)
OR
Buy the stamp set and matching punch $64 (See the stamp set below). 
Price includes $3 donated to RMHC by Stampin’ Up!, 10% off the stamp and punch price and a Free class.
RSVP: Wednesday 29th July. Places are limited so book early. (THURS. ABSOLUTE LATEST)
WHAT TO BRING:
:Scissors and adhesives.
: Small change to join in some fun games while we fundraise.
: Wear Silly Socks for some fun plus a gold coin donation.
**(Socks can be mismatched, funky, lots of pairs at once, on your hands.  Whatever you want. There will some prizes!)
: Don’t forget your smile and a sense of fun!
OPTIONAL: Bring along some blank cards to send to RMHC for them to use for the families there.  These could be Kid’s Birthdays, Thinking of You, Sympathy, Get Well. (they can be handmade or store bought.  They don’t have to be using Stampin’ Up! products). You can send your blank cards to RMHC anytime for them to use. :)Here is one of the cards we will make.
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CAN’T MAKE IT???
You can still help out if you can’t make it.  How??
  • Donate through my RMHC fundraiser page Here.
AND/OR
  • Order your stamp and punch set. (Receive 10% off the price until August 1st.  $3 is donated to RMHC.
AND/OR
  • Donate your blank cards for RMHC to give to the families that stay. Cards must be to me by August 7th.
Here is the fun ‘Sprinkles of Life’ set that you can find on p189 of the catalogue.
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Thanks for supporting this great cause.  Let’s bring a smile to these young sick kids and their families. I look forward to seeing you there. 
Jenny
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SPRINKLES OF LIFE CUPCAKE!!

On our stamping weekend a couple of weeks ago I used the ‘Sprinkles of Life’ stamp set.  I wanted to get some samples made for my Ronald McDonald House Charities Fundraiser next week. (Have you registered for it yet??? You can find all the details on this post HERE).

This card is one I made that weekend.  It came together very quickly.  I did CASE it from Pinterest.

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The base card is Blushing Bride.  The white mat is run through the Big Shot with the Chevron Embossing Folder.  The next layer is Melon Mambo and then Whisper White for the image.  For the cupcake, I stamped the smaller cone/basket in Crumb Cake and coloured it slightly with the aquapainter and inkpad.  The icing on top was stamped on scrap card in Blushing Bride and then lightly coloured with the aquapainter and inkpads.  I stamped a few “sprinkles” in different colours on top.  This was punched out with the Tree Builder Punch and raised up with dimensionals. The “cherry” was stamped, coloured and then punched out and raised up off the icing.  The sentiment was stamped in Melon Mambo. Yum! Is it good enough to eat do you reckon??

I have a few more ‘Sprinkles of Life’ cards to share so stay tuned.

Jenny

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MAKING CARDS FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES!!

SILLY SOCKS FOR SICK KIDS

You might have heard by now that Stampin’ Up! supports Ronald McDonald House Charities. Let’s join together with me to raise money for this great organisation. Ronald McDonald House provides accommodation and support for families with young children undergoing treatment in hospital.

We can help them out in a fun afternoon of games, laughs and creating while we raise money for them – and wearing your silly socks!

WHEN: Saturday August 1st at 2pm at my place, East Corrimal

We will make 3 great projects using the RMHC stamp set by Stampin’ Up! “Sprinkles of Life”.

COST: Class only $20 (I will donate $3 to RMHC)

                                OR

              Buy the stamp set and matching punch $64  

(which includes $3 donated to RMHC by Stampin’ Up!, 10% off the stamp and punch price and a Free class).

RSVP: 25th July.  Book ASAP as places are limited. If ordering the stamp and punch payment must be made when replying (You can still order on the day though).

WHAT TO BRING: Scissors and adhesives.

                                   : Small change to join in some fun games while we fundraise.

                                  : Wear Silly Socks for some fun Plus a gold coin donation. (Socks can be mismatched, funky, lots of pairs at once, on your hands.  There will some prizes!)

                                : Don’t forget your smile and a sense of fun!

OPTIONAL: Bring along some blank cards to send to RMHC for them to use for the families there.  These could be Kid’s Birthdays, Thinking of You, Sympathy, Get Well.

CAN’T MAKE IT???

You can still help out if you can’t make it.  How??

  • Donate through my RMHC fundraiser page Here.

And/OR

  • Order your ‘Sprinkles of Life’ stamp and punch set. (Receive 10% off the price until August 1st. $3 is donated to RMHC.

AND/OR

  • Donate your blank cards for RMHC to give to the families that stay.

Here is the fun stamp set if you haven’t checked it out already.

Sprinkles

You can RSVP for this fun event or order the set and punch by emailing me.

Thanks for supporting this great cause.  Let’s bring a smile to these young sick kids and their families.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Jenny

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SPRINKLES AND CHERRY ON TOP!

Don’t you love that title!!! What else can I say really.  I have had some fun making up some cute projects with the ‘Sprinkles of Life’ stamp set and the ‘Cherry on Top’ Paper Stack.  These are the first ones I made the other day and thought I would share them with you.

This first one I just layered some of the ‘Cherry on Top’ DSP onto a Watermelon Wonder Card base.  The images are so cute you really don’t need much more.  Although I did deliberate a lot with this…. and I really am not too sure about it, but anyway first play!!  I added some of the White Jute ribbon and then stamped one of the greetings from the ‘Sprinkles of Life’ set and flagged the ends on the white card. The “Happy Birthday” I cut with the Bitty Banners Framelits.  It looked a bit bare so I added a little banner of Watermelon Wonder card under the white banner.  A little bling to finish.  OK, still not sure …..Thoughts???

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For this card I used a different pattern in the ‘Cherry On Top’ DSP stack.

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I stamped the greeting in black onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock which I had punched the top with the Scallop Tag Topper punch.  Then I stamped the cone in Tip Top Taupe.  The ice-creams were stamped separately on scrap card. I will tell you how I coloured the ice-creams.  I stuck the ice-cream stamp on the block with the image facing down on the block (so upside down). I inked up the stamp in Watermelon Wonder and stamped it off first gently onto scrap paper and then on to white card. So it was a little lighter in colour. Then I cleaned the stamp, put it on the block the correct way and stamped it over the already stamped image.  I then did the same with the Cucumber Crush colour.  Then punched them both out with the Tree Builder punch. I was blog hopping the other day and came across this idea and now I can’t remember who it was sorry but how clever!!!

To finish the card I added a bow from the Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trim. This is such gorgeous soft lace.  It is hard to see but I added a little sparkle with the 2-way Glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds to the bottom of the ice-creams.

This Sprinkles Of Life set is so cute AND the great thing is that $3 from every set sold will be donated to Ronald McDonald House.  How awesome!!! Here is the set.

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I know you will just want to get this set – not just because it is cute but because it is for such an awesome cause.  Stay tuned for more details on how you can support Ronald McDonald House.

Enjoy your day wherever you may be,

Jenny

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ON THE STAGE – BRISBANE STAMPIN’ UP! CONVENTION

It has been a busy time since I have got back from Brisbane.  All the excitement of the new Catalogue coming out and the Retirement List has just been announced. So much to take in!! Today though I can finally show you some of the projects we saw presented on Stage.  There were so many amazing projects that I really can’t show you them all but I thought I would point a few out to you.

Firstly,  we can’t go past Shelli, CEO and Cofounder of Stampin’ Up!.  Being the 25th Anniversary of Stampin’ Up! there were a few memories being shared.  It is amazing from those humble beginnings of Stampin’ Up! this home-based business has spread throughout the world.

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Who would have thought this guy would turn up to a Stamping event??? I will tell you about him a bit later.

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Bonnie Thurber, Demonstrator Training Director in the US.  She is so entertaining and always has some very clever projects.

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This is one of the projects she shared using a new product from the upcoming catalogue.

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Here is a close-up of the cute little note cards she made to go in the box.  So simple but sometimes you don’t need to do too much.

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Check this display out.  Sophie Zadeh, Training Facilitator in Aust/NZ shared these creations with us. She mixed white paint with various colours of reinkers to colour these bottles.  Just add a little reinker to the paint a little at a time until you get the colour you want.  You can add a little water to make it a runnier consistency.  Pour in to your fancy glass bottles and mix and swirl around.  Don’t shake it too much. Then leave it to dry for a while.  See the green bubbly bottle.  That happened from real flowers being left in the glass overnight.  The moisture in the flowers reacted and created bubbles.  I think it looks really cool!  See there are no mistakes in creating!

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I have to show you this project.  Ngaire, a Demonstrator from WA shared some ideas using the Dress Ups Die.  I thought this was really clever.  You have to be able to eat 16 Ferrero Rocher chocolates though before you can make this project.  The papers are folded. Some are in 1/2 some in 1/4’s.  Then they are layered up to create the skirt.  How do people think up these clever ideas!

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Have you seen the new Incolors yet?  I am sure if you have been trawling the internet you have seen them.  I really like these colours this year and can’t wait to get hold of them.  (Mine are on there way!!!!)  I really love how they are displayed on this.  This was another project by Sophie.  She used the new Incolor Boutique Details buttons.

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Back to the guy with the big red shoes.  Ronald McDonald himself turned up to announce that Stampin’ Up! South Pacific has joined with Ronald McDonald House Charities.  This means that $3 from an exclusive stamp set will be donated to assist the running of Ronald McDonald Houses.  These are located near major hospitals to provide accommodation for children and their families who are undergoing treatment at the hospital.  Also, Demonstrators living close-by will be able to volunteer to help in these homes as well.  We can also be involved in other fundraising events for them too. This is awesome! You will hear about this some more over the coming months I am sure.

I think this might give you an insight in to some of the adventures of Convention.  It really is a fantastic time and I think this year was even more special celebrating the 25th Anniversary.

I still have swaps to show you.  I have pulled them out once since I got back but sometime this week I will get them out to take some photos so stop by soon.

Jenny