LET’S MEET THE 2017 INCOLORS!

You have possibly had a chance by now to see the 2017 Incolors.  Stampin’ Up! releases 5 exclusive new colours each year usually to freshen up the Colour Collections and be on trend.

What do you think of this year’s colours??  I thought we would get to know them a little better.

We have Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder  Pink and Tranquil Tide.

BERRY BURST

A deeper shade of Pink to Melon Mambo and a little richer.  I think this colour complements the other pinks so well and really brightens most other colours when they are used together.

FRESH FIG

This rich purple colour is darker than Rich Razzleberry which so many people love. It is slightly lighter than Blackberry Bliss which was an Incolor a few years ago.

LEMON LIME TWIST

OK.  Hands up.  Who didn’t like this colour when it first came out?? I have to say I nearly lept out of my chair when I first saw it.  I LOVED IT!  If you have seen my craft room and my studio you would know that I have a lot of the Lime Green colour around.  I was so excited. 🙂

I think this colour is so bright and fresh and happy.  It brings life to all the other colours.  I am in Looove. ❤

POWDER PINK

This pink is a darker shade to Pink Pirouette which I am glad.  And it is a more true pink than Blushing Bride.  I do use that colour a lot for pink but I am glad that this shade of pink has joined the team.

TRANQUIL TIDE

I do love this shade of Green.  It is darker shade than Emerald Envy and certainly Bermuda Bay. Quite a rich calming green I think.

Here are all the cards together for you.

I have used the Detailed Floral Thinlits for these and used the 2 Thinlits together.  The ribbon, which is the Incolor Fine Woven Ribbon covers the small line that you get when you emboss them.  The sentiment and stamped banner are from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set and punched out with the Classic Label Punch. I discovered that one of the Banners from the Bunch of Banners Framelits dies will fit with the Classic Label Punch when it is punched out.   I was excited about that.

I put together a Colour comparison Chart which is what I usually do each year.  It is good to compare the Incolors to other current colours.  I thought I would share that with you.  The lighting is hard to capture each colour accurately.

I would love to know what your favourite Incolor is??  Drop me a comment.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

Jenny

ESAD 2017 ANNUAL CATALOGUE SNEAK PEEK!

Welcome to the ESAD 2017/2018 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Blog Hop.  Today you can hop along to 26 Demonstrators showcasing some of the exciting new products coming out VERY SOON!! I hope you have a cuppa in hand while you take your journey – and be ready for lots of inspiration!  You might have come from Kristel’s blog or just starting out here.  You can join in anywhere along the way.  So let’s get going!

Today I am sharing some projects from the Colorful Seasons bundle – the Colorful Seasons stamps and the Seasonal Layers Thinlits as well as the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack. I have lots of photos but I know you want to get on your way with the rest of the Bloghop so come back tomorrow and I will share a tutorial with you. for the cute little bag below.

I have two Double Z-fold cards for you and little matching bags.

These bags just use 1 square of 6″x 6″ Designer Series Paper. So cute!!

I love the new Berry Burst Incolor.  What am I saying? I love all the new Incolors!

The card folds flat to your standard size card so it is easy to put in an envelope.

You can find the Tutorial to make the Z-fold Card HERE on Amanda’s Craft Spa Blog.

Now for the bag.  This will fit 2 small chocolates inside or perhaps a Lip Balm. This would make a lovely little gift for a friend to cheer them up or to add to their birthday gift.  Check the Rhinestones! I coloured the Adhesive Rhinestones to match using Sharpie markers.

This version of Z-fold card below is using the Crushed Curry paper in the stack.  This card is with a different style of bag.  I am planning on making the card and different bags with each of the colours in the stack.  I will share those with you soon.

I love the patterns in this Color Theory paper stack.  You have crackle look and a marble look, the Ombre effect and paint chip style strips.  It’s really fun!  I have used 2 different types of the paper. One for the front and back and another one inside the card.

A close up of the larger leaves.  I inked the solid leaf in the stamp set in Crushed Curry ink then sponged some Tangerine Tango ink to add a little colour variation.  Then I stamped over with the “lined” leaf stamp in Tangerine Tango before cutting it out with the co-ordinating Thinlit.

This little cute bag stands about 7.5cm tall (3″).  You can find the tutorial for this on Pootles blog HERE.  You could add a tag or a different closure?? I just kept it simple for this project and tied it up with some Thick White Baker’s Twine. 

Be sure to pop back tomorrow and I will share the tutorial for the cute bag.

Now you can be on your way to Carly’s blog.  Head HERE

Thanks for stopping by today,

Jenny

 

 

 

THE VERSATILE AVANT GARDEN!

The Sale-A-Bration set ‘Avant Garden’ was one of my early choices.  I loved how versatile it was and I have seen so many different ways with it over the last few months.

Here are just a few more that was shared by Stampin’ Up! this morning.  I thought I would share them with you.

Create a wreath, or clear emboss them and give the card a wash with watercolour, or what about some Palm Trees?  I have been wanting to give that a go for a few weeks but time has been a bit short.

Only 3 days left for Sale-A-Bration.  Don’t miss out on getting your free choices.  If Avant Garden is not your choice there are so many other options and even some catalogue products.

Check them all out HERE.

Order Online HERE for those last minute orders.

Jenny

LAST MONTH OF SALE-A-BRATION!

Can someone tell me what happened to February?? It seems like I blinked and it is gone.  I hope the rest of the year doesn’t go like that.

Being March it means that we are in to our last month of Sale-A-Bration. Another name for Sale-A-Bration would be FREEBIES!!!  Because you get free stuff whether you Shop, Host or Join.

I thought I would just update you on how you can.

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Spend $90, Pick one of the Sale-A-Bration items.  (See the Catalogue link on the right).

 

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Still time to book your own private Stamping event with me.  I have limited dates though.  You get an extra $40 of free products when the party order exceeds $400.  That is so easy to achieve with a few guests.

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This is the most exciting I think.  I have had a number of people join my little team over the last 2 months. It’s so nice to have them whether they are hobby demonstrators (just want the discount) or if they want to hold classes/parties.  You choose!

Joining Stampin’ Up! means you save money.  First with your initial kit and then a minimum 20% discount every time you order.

TO JOIN – You pay only $169 (AUS).  You get $235 worth of products for that PLUS…..
Choose an additional 2 free stamp sets up to the value of $179.  AND there is no shipping to pay on all that! That’s $20 in itself!
In total you get $414 of products, but you are only paying $169.  Fair Dinkum!  You have to love free stuff.  Have a look at your wish list.  Is it longer than $169???

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Not only will you SAVE BIG TIME though there are so many other awesome reasons too.  Like lots of new friends (from all over the world), A great community of stampers within several different online groups,  Endless inspiration provided by Stampin’  Up! and other fellow demonstrators.

Not sure?? Visit my page HERE which will answer a few questions.   If you have any more questions don’t hesitate to ask.  If you are distance from me don’t let that worry you.  With technology the distance becomes so much closer.

Look forward to welcoming you to my JEN’s Ink. team.

Jenny

 

DAPPER AVANT GARDEN!

This card is one I created for a Private Card class last week using the Sale-A-Bration set Avant Garden. This card was adapted from a couple of cards I have seen around.  You might have noticed a similar design on page 4 of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue??

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Colours used are Dapper Denim, Marina Mist and Mint Macaron.  The Smoky Slate base is at a bit more of an angle than it appears in the photo.  I added some Silver Ribbon to the card.

I have to tell you a funny story.  When I went to the class I forgot to take the Marina Mist inkpad. Minor panic! Never mind I got them stamping off the Dapper Denim to create a lighter effect.  It turned out OK. 🙂

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The Avant Garden is such a versatile stamp set – and it is Free! Even better!  With your $90 order you can choose this set or any of the other choices for Sale-A-Bration.

You can head to my store HERE to order. Please use the Host Code for this week. SS7JW4QQ  You can then pick up your Free set of Avant Garden or choose one of the other great choices.  Check the items in store under Sale-A-Bration or look at the catalogue in the right side bar here. 

If you would like to book your own Private Card Class with me to make beautiful cards like this and you are a Wollongong local then drop me a message and we can work out a date.

Jenny

ONE SHEET WOW! CLASS + BY MAIL!

This Saturday I have a fun class on.  If you can’t make it locally it will be available by mail so check all the details.

ONE SHEET WOW!!

Make 8 cards quickly by stamping one sheet of A4 cardstock.

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Saturday 14th January 2pm 

COST: $20. $5 extra to use my adhesives.

BYO: scissors, adhesives and paper trimmer.

RSVP: Thursday 12th.

CLASS BY MAIL 

Can’t make it? Get the class by mail. Includes cutting template and instructions, cardstock and embellishments.

 Cost: $20

Let me know ASAP.

Jenny

DRAGONFLY DREAMS FOR A SKETCH AND COLOUR CHALLENGE!

Two posts in one day! How about that.  I hadn’t intended to post again today but this afternoon I had a little play time and made a card for 2 challenges and need to post them before it is too late.  So here you go.

This card is for a Facebook colour challenge group I have just joined.  This is the Colour INKspirations.  The colour challenge this week is Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron and Daffodil Delight.  For this card I also played along with the Freshly Made Sketches #269 Challenge. Check the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches -> HERE. I have to say once you have colours to use and the sketch it doesn’t take that long to put a card together.

This was the final result.

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The card is fairly straight forward.  To incorporate the Daffodil Delight I stamped the “spots” down the left hand side.  I find Daffodil Delight a hard colour to work with but managed to use this here.  I have used the set Dragonfly Dreams and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.

To create the Dragonfly:  The dragonfly was made in 2 steps so I thought I would tell you about it.  Firstly, stamp the dragonfly wings stamp onto Mint Macaron card with Mint Macaron ink then cut it out with the Dragonfly outline Thinlits.  Then cut a detailed dragonfly out from Bermuda Bay card.  Adhere these both together by sticking just the body part together so you can raise the wings up.

To add a little sparkle I went over the Mint Macaron wings with the Wink of Stella pen and I added some Bermuda Bay sequins to finish the card off.

Here is a close up of the Dragonfly wings so you can see the sparkle.

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Check out the stamp set and the Thinlits.  You can buy them as a bundle (save 10%). Available for $81.25 AUS.  Grab a pack of cardstock perhaps and there you have your $90 and you can go and grab a Sale-A-Bration choice for FREE! Awesome!  You can head to my store HERE to check it all out.

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Thanks for visiting and I don’t think I will post again today. 🙂

See you soon though,

Jenny

THE DAY YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR! THE OCCASIONS CATALOGUE AND SALE-A-BRATION ARE HERE!

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Yes! I am excited.  Sale-A-Bration is such an exciting event on the Stampin’ Up! Calendar. You get the FREE PRODUCTS!!  Here are all the details.

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For every $90 order you pick one item Free from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

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Have your own private stamping event or party.  You receive Host rewards for the sales. Receive an extra $40 Host rewards when your event reaches $400 in addition to the Host Rewards you receive.

Book your event NOW before my diary fills up.

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Do you want to save money each time you order your products? Of course you do. 🙂 It’s the way to go if you have a large wish list and just love the products.

You can order up to $235 of products But pay only $169. (pay no shipping too!) PLUS you receive an additional 2 stamp sets FREE during Sale-A-Bration. Then you receive 20% discount every time you order.  Stay with Stampin’ Up! as long as you like. Ask me more about it. It doesn’t matter where you are in Australia I can help you along your way.

AND, if you are still not sure why not head to my page HERE where I list 10 reasons why you need to join Stampin’ Up! (on top of the Sale-A-Bration value). 🙂

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You can now view the Catalogues Online -> HERE.  If you want your own free copy sent to you then let me know.

The Catalogues are filled with so much gorgeousness! Here is just some inspiration from them.

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And for Sale-A-Bration what about this sweet set??

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You can now order Online ->HERE.  Please use the Host Code this week                6UYBUWS3

Thank you. 🙂

Now off you go, grab your coffee and start browsing – and shopping.  If you have too much on your list I would suggest you join Stampin’ Up!

Jenny

 

STAMPIN’ UP! CHRISTMAS GIFT CARDS!

How is the Christmas shopping going?  Are you stuck for ideas for some special people OR are others unsure what to get you?? Maybe a Stampin’ Up! Gift Card is the answer. Saves joining in the crazy Christmas traffic and the crowds.

If you are local there is still time to grab one from me OR you can contact me and I will email one to you if you are not in the area.  Posting by snail mail this week it may not arrive in time. 🙂

Here they are nicely decorated and ready to go for you.  Just choose the amount.

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Now this will be a great idea for perhaps a partner or family member to get you.  You know saves them the worry thinking about what to get.  We need to help them out. 😉

Contact me ASAP though.

Jenny