Finding Inspiration – the ‘new’ Olaf

They say you find inspiration in the strangest places.  I do lots of card design in my head.  Having two little people and a crazy, busy life, lots of my thinking time occurs doing mundane tasks – shower, driving, folding washing….  This one came to me doing the dishes, when I saw the Frozen Kleenex box of tissues the girls had nagged me to buy:

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Washing away… and then it struck me – wouldn’t this make a cute card, with the ‘hope your day stacks up to be one good thing on top of another’ sentiment from Sprinkles of Life stamp set (currently available to demos on pre-order, available to stampers everywhere on 2nd June).  So, this is what it looks like in papercraft form:

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I used Shimmery White paper as the base, with Pacific Point ink brayered over the top (my brayering technique needs a bit of work!).  The trees are from the ever faithful “Lovely as a Tree” stamp set and then a punch art Olaf using the Gift Bow Bigz die and almost all my builder punches {have I mentioned how awesome these are for punch art???} – owl, bird, tree, cupcake.

Where does inspiration most often hit you?  Please tell me I’m not the only one dreaming up cards while doing housework!?!  Kelly x

Product List

Brayer

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Time for a Challenge – 2 cards, 1 sketch, 2 colour combinations!

This week, it’s a whole bundle of challenges all in one post.  I’ve taken the Freshly Made Sketches sketch #186 and combined it with 2 different colour challenges.

This is the sketch:

And I’ve teamed it with the ESAD Demo Designs challenge by Richelle Fletcher:

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To create this version of my card:

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And also the Just Add Ink #262 colour challenge by Di Barnes {go to Di’s blog and check out her JAI sample card – it’s stunning!):

To create this:

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Like a proud parent I can’t choose which version I like best.  I do know that I {LOVE} the tulips and have everything crossed that this makes the carryover list once the Occasions catalogue finishes on 2nd June.  Kelly x

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Stampin Write Markers - Neutrals Collection

Stampin Write Markers – Neutrals Collection
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***sold out***

 

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ESAD 2015 Retirement List Blog Hop – Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit

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Welcome to the ESAD Retirement List Blog Hop where you will travel around 10 blogs giving you one last showcase of some of those favourites.  If you’re heading around, then you’ve just come from Narelle’s blog.  If you’re starting here, then keep going until you finish at Narelle so you’ll know you’ve seen everything.

So … some of the ESAD girls got together for this blog hop to give you some final inspiration for those items on the retirement list.  Unless sold out earlier (and lots of the list already has!), these products will be available until 2nd June 2015.

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I’ve have selected the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit (134797) to show you today.  Kits are wonderful for lots of reasons, but the two top ones have to be value for money and ease of cardmaking.

So, if you purchase the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit, what do you get?

  • Enough materials to make 20 cards of various sizes from full size cards to cute note cards
  • Envelopes to match each size of card
  • A 7-piece stamp set with stamps to suit “every” occasion (happy birthday, thinking of you, thanks, love, congratulations, for you and ‘made for you’ to put on your handmade creations)
  • A clear block to mount your stamps on
  • 2 coordinating ink spots (Basic Grey & Island Indigo) – you can’t buy the ink spots on their own anymore, so this makes them super special!
  • Embellishments to give your projects a bit of wow (twine, buttons, clips)

It all comes in a super cute storage box with full instructions for only $51.95.  You just need to add in your preferred adhesive and have a pair of paper snips handy.  From there, it’s up to you & your craft style what you create.

You can follow the included instructions (more or less) and create cards like this:

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Or you can play with the pieces and create cards like this:

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Or you can go totally crazy and jump outside of the box to create other items using bits and pieces from your box and other products from your stash.  The next three ideas are all made using three of the cards that come in the kit, the stamp set and some craft room favourites:

Notecards Retiring: Labels Framelits

Notecards
Retiring: Labels Framelits

Tags Retiring: Angled Tag Topper Punch, Apothecary Accents Framelits

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Retiring: Angled Tag Topper Punch, Apothecary Accents Framelits

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Tea Bag Envelope Gifts

Have I convinced you that you need to order at least one kit from every catalogue because they are such good fun!?!

You’ll want to get this one before it’s gone.  You might also want to add a set of clear-mount stamp cases to your order so you can print this cover & store your stamps just like your others.  This will mean they will stay on your radar and you can keep using them once your kit materials are all made up (download the full size version of the cover here).

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That’s all from me for this blog hop.  Next blog to visit is Rachael Lewsley at My Stampin’ Haven who is showing off (among other products) the Label Love stamp set – which I am going to miss immensley!  Thanks for joining us!  Kelly x

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Here’s a full list of the blog hop participants:

1. Kelly Kent – you are here!

2. Rachael Lewsley

3. Keryn Campbell

4. Rebecca O’Gorman

5. Nicole Wilson

6. Leonie Schroder

7. Donna Chapman

8. Cherie Davies

9. Amity Knight

10. Narelle Fasulo

Happy Birthday to {ME}

Good morning!  Today is my birthday and to celebrate, I’m offering free shipping for all orders placed between now & 6pm Sunday (WA time).

That makes it a great time to get any of the items on your retirement wishlist or stock up on basics before the new catalogue starts.  You can email or phone me with your order, or order online (please use the hostess code: 2DDVDWRQ) and I will reimburse your shipping cost.  Kelly x

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Stampin’ Storage – Share the Fun in 2015!

Guess what?  My pre-order arrived today which was a very nice welcome after returning home from a long day at work! New products, means new storage!!!  I love things that match! image

Here are the links to the inserts for the DVD cases:

{in case you’ve missed these in the past, the Stampin’ Up! empty cases are the perfect way to store markers and inks}

2015-2017 In Color Stampin’ Write Marker Insert (correct size for printing = 17.8cm x 14.3cm)

2015-2017 In Colour Ink Refill Insert (correct size for printing = 16.1cm x 8.3cm)


You may also like to download:

2013-2015 In Colour Stampin’ Write Marker Insert (Retired)


You can find the links to download the inserts for other color collections here:

Stampin’ Write Marker Insert

Ink Refill Insert


I hope you enjoy using these as storage solutions for your stamping products.  Be sure to share the links with your friends, customers and other stamping addicts.  Share the fun! If you need storage cases, click on the links below to be magically transported to my online store where you can purchase as much storage style as you need!  Kelly x

Half Cases Wood-Mount Stamp

USE FOR INK REFILLS
$8.95
Clear-Mount Stamp Cases

USE FOR STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKERS
$9.95

 

PS, thanks to Tanya Bell over at Stamping T! for providing the RGB codes for the new In Colors.