Just Add Ink #356 Choose Two

I’m so excited to share more of my OnStage creations with you!

I’ve been saving this project, especially for this Just Add Ink challenge.

We all contribute ideas for the challenges – and this ‘choose 2’ challenge was one of mine.

Who doesn’t love metallics, circles & balloons!  But you can only choose 2!  I can’t wait to see what you all come up with.

Visit the Just Add Ink blog to see the Design Team creations and enter the challenge!


I made this card for my OnStage Display Board, knowing I’d be able to share it with you for this post.

My wonderful display stamper box consisted of amazing products including this witty stamp set called Five for All.

I love these sassy stamps.  You have to pick your audience – but I bet there’s lots of stampers who would love to send a quirky card or 2!

So, inspired by the metallic & circle theme, I made this card.

Not for the greatest kid in the world, but the greatest kid in the universe!

You can see more of the circles and gold detailing in this view….

The funky circle patterns are from the Eastern Beauty stamp set, embossed in gold.

I’ve used the coordinating circle trim from the Eastern Gold Vinyl Sticker pack along the bottom of the card.

And the pull tab is using the new Circle Tab punch in gold foil – you’re going to love that!!!


Want to see some of my other display board samples from OnStage 2017 using the Five for All stamp set?

I think this is my favorite design – a double fold card modelled on a nurses scrub, complete with a Circle Punch fob watch.

Nurses would have to be one of the most underappreciated professions we have!!!  I know a nurse or 2 that would groan at the accuracy of this sentiment!


Next is a cute little window box with a sassy tag – “you’re not old, you’re 25 plus shipping & handling”!!!  Aren’t we all!  Some with international shipping???

If you loved the ombre ribbon in the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit from the Occasions catalogue, you’re going to squeal when you find out it’s in the new catalogue!


This card is a mutual admiration society with more beautiful metallics from the Eastern Palace DSP and more ombre ribbon (Island Indigo – yes please!).


And last, but not least, for those that can have a laugh at getting older.

This card features all those beautiful new 2017-2019 In Colors.


That’s all from me today.  It’s been photo heavy over the past couple of days – thanks for sharing the experience with me!

You really are going to love this new catalogue!

 

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OnStage 2017 Display Board Samples

Are you ready for more OnStage sharing?

So far I’ve shared…

It really was a sensational event where I indulged my love of stamping.

The final piece of my OnStage experience was being selected as a Display Board Stamper.  This involves getting a box of not yet released products and making 15 samples to display on a board at the OnStage event.

All these opportunities have left me feeling very humbled & honored!!!

I had a great array of products in my box including the Eastern Beauty stamp set and accessories, new In Colors, Five for All stamp set, Circle Tab punch, Decorative Ribbon Border punch, Thick Very Vanilla cardstock, ribbons, sequins, washi, bags & more.

This is my board:


Theme 1 for my creations was the new In Colours – me oh my!!!

I’ve already shown you the Decorative Ribbon Border punch & 2017-2019 In Colors in my In Color Reveal post.

Here’s a couple more In Colour creations…

My beautiful girls enjoying feeding the birds at the Wildlife Park in Bunbury.

A cello bag shaker card using the 2″ cello bags, deconstructed gold Striped Treat Bag and new Iridescent Sequin Assortment.

And a bookmark using Powder Pink, Calypso Coral ombre ribbon and gold mini sequin trim!!!


Theme 2 for my display board sample was the Eastern Beauty stamp set.  This is on pre-release for demonstrators during April and customers during May.

You don’t have to wait until June to be able to make beautiful projects like these.

Clear Tiny Treat box with Eastern Palace DSP, gold sequin trim, shimmer ribbon, gold vinyl stickers & Eastern Beauty flowers.

More of that amazing black shimmer ribbon!

Stunning trims – sequins & ombre ribbon with the Circle Tab punch in gold.

Using the Eastern Palace suite in a Dapper Denim, Gold & Vanilla colour combination.

Using the New In Colors – Tranquil Tide & Fresh Fig with the Eastern Palace suite.

Theme 3 is takes a completely different turn – and I will share that with you in detail tonight when my Just Add Ink post goes live!

Thanks for taking the time to look at my samples.

I love to share, so if anything you see will work for your catalogue launch, workshop or blog, take the ideas you need!

 

 

 

 

Stamp Review Crew – Cool Treats

Welcome to our Stamp Review Crew hop!!!

You’re joining a group of very talented demonstrators from around the world as we share with you the Cool Treats stamp set, and of course, coordinating Frozen Treats framelits.

This is the featured bundle….

I’m excited to share that they didn’t end up on the retirement list and we’ll be able to play with them for another year as they appear in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue!!!

You may have come here from the beautiful Ann Schach and her awesome Cool Treats creation!  Leave Ann a comment on her blog – she personally responds to all of them – amazing!!!


This is my Cool Treats project for the hop.

It’s cool…. but not ice cream themed!

I’ve used the stamps and framelits to make a cute little troll!

Do you remember these from your childhood?  I do!

It was the swirly stamp that first got me thinking down the character path.

And the framelits work really well for character art because they cut into the stamp.  No white border!

Here’s the pieces you’ll need to make your own troll:

Hair – swirl stamp* in Melon Mambo

Head – scoop stamp* (upside down) in Flirty Flamingo

Ears – spoon stamp* in Flirty Flamingo

Eyes – Cookie Cutter Builder punch in Whisper White & one of the dots sprinkles dots in Basic Black marker

Nose – spoon stamp in Melon Mambo cut down to size

Mouth – hand drawn in Flirty Flamingo marker

Dress – cone stamp in Bermuda Bay cut with even edges

Arms – straight stick stamp with strawberry top stamp in Flirty Flamingo  hand cut

Legs – tapered stick stamp in Flirty Flamingo hand cut

Headband – curved accent stamp in Emerald Envy hand cut

Flowers – from the upcoming Colorful Seasons stamp set in Bermuda Bay hand cut

* indicates cut with coordinating framelit


This cute little troll could be made it lots of colours!

I did have a moment when I was trying to make eyes without my long term favourite Owl Punch – can you believe it’s on the retirement list???

I’m going to have to be creative with my character art – all suggestions welcome!!

Next up on the hop is the always inspiring Yapha Mason

Thanks for joining us,


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Introducing the Eastern Palace Suite

Hello!  I hope your Easter has started well!

It was a little about Easter today and a little about the new Eastern Palace suite – which I introduced to my birthday card class this morning.

The Easter part was the lovely gifts I got from some of the attendees…

Shhh ….. Those eggs are already eaten.

So spoilt!!!


Two of the cards we made during today’s class featured the pre-released Eastern Palace Suite.

This beautiful suite from the upcoming Annual Catalogue is being released before the catalogue even starts!

It’s available to demonstrators during April and customers during May.  I’ll post all the ordering details in early May.

And a few samples in April to get you excited!

This is the first card we made featuring the Eastern Beauty stamp set, Eastern Medallions Thinlits and Eastern Palace Speciality DSP.

You’ll also spy the stunning new Mini Sequin Trim.  I was lucky enough to get some of this as part of my display board stamping box for OnStage.

It’s amazing!  And will be available when the new catalogue is released on 1st June 2017.


The next card we made featured the beautiful medallion thinlit again – this time transformed into a doily to use in a layered frame card design.

On this card is also some items that are carrying over into the upcoming catalogue – Feather Together stamp set, White Accents, Bold Butterfly Framelit – and one of the 2017-2019 In Colors!

I was on the fence about Lemon Lime Twist initially, but as predicted, I’m absolutely falling in love!  I really love it with this black, white & gray combination where the colour just pops!


The third card we made for this class featured retiring products.  There was a little system glitch during the week where stamp sets were unorderable due to being in discontinued mode.  There was however stock in the warehouse!

So, good news!  The glitch has been fixed and the retirement list is full of your favourites again – but probably not for long!

If there’s anything you want, be sure to shop in my online store!

Host code for April is JQENNDM4.

Can you spot the retiring items?

I count 5….

As always, I’m going to miss items from the 2015-2017 Annual Catalogue – but I’m so excited about what’s to come!!!

I can start sharing physical copies of the catalogues with you when they arrive on my doorstep in mid May.  Until then, you’ll have to enjoy the sneak peek samples I share with you!

Just Add Ink #355 Sketch

Welcome to the weekly Just Add Ink challenge!

I love the rotation of challenges at Just Add Ink!  There’s always something new to try & inspire!

This week we’re making to a sketch designed by the super talented Narelle.

And you know sketches are one of my favourite types of challenges!

I’m a little scared to post products from the retirement list at the moment because they are selling out fast!!!

But when I made this card and checked the list, the Cupcakes & Carousel stamp set and DSP were still available!  And the DSP is on sale in the Australian market!!!

My apologies if they’ve disappeared since then.

My original plan was actually a Nailed It (tools) card – but that bundle is {ALL GONE}.

If you’d like to shop from the retirement list, make sure you place your order soon!


So….. this is my vintage themed carousel card….

I’m much better at clean edges and straight lines than I am at vintage, so this might not be as vintage as some…. but I did rough the edges!

And added Soft Suede ink over the Crushed Curry on the carousel before I stamped it.


Although the plan for this card was to feature retiring products, there’s a sneaky peek on this card….

Very Vanilla cardstock will soon come in T-H-I-C-K!!!  I can sense the excitement from the VV fans!

Visit the Just Add Ink blog to see the other Design Team samples and add your creation to our link up.

If you need to place a retirement list order, you can visit my online store.  The host code for April is JQENNDM4.

Happy stamping!


On the Retirement List (while stocks last!)

Just Add Ink #354 Photo Inspiration

Check out this gorgeous photo inspiration chosen by Trish for Just Add Ink this week!

As usual, my first thoughts for this challenge were a literal version of the photo.

I had in the back of my mind a DSP from years gone by that was quite similar to the cup in thte photo!

A little dig in my stash found it – Sycamore Street!!!

Then I went on to use the elements from the photo & my first card to create this simple but pretty birthday card…

You might find inspiration in the photo from the colours, shapes, elements or theme.

Visit the Just Add Ink blog to see what the other design team members made and upload your project to the blog!

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Bunting Birthday

I love celebrating birthdays!

I get to buy presents, make cards, eat cake…. what’s not to love?

Today, Mandy, one of our Paper Adventures team members, celebrates her birthday – I bet I know what is on her birthday list!!!  It starts with Stampin’ and ends with Up!

I’m feeling a little theme coming on with these cute necklaces that translate into wonderful birthday cards…

Do you love the criss cross bunting pattern inspired by the necklace design?

Using the recently available SAB set – Any Occasion – I stamped the string in Versamark and heat embossing it in white.

I then added lots of dots in Whisper White and Marina mist that I punched with the Owl Builder Punch.

I love this punch!  I don’t often make owls, but I use it for everything else!!!

The sentiment is from the Oh So Succulent stamp set – I love that font!!!

I took a full sun picture too so you could see it in full light!

It never ceases to amaze me how different cards and colours can look under different photographic situations!

I continue on my quest to improve my photography in 2017!  And I welcome all tips!!!


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