Colour INKspiration #34

As May offers lots of Wednesdays, we are about to embark on a 3 week Colour INKspiration challenge.

Join us on Facebook to create using these retro colours straight from a postcard perfect picture!

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I used the colours to make a very special card for an amazing member of our Colour INKspiration Crew.  Jacque Williams from New Zealand became the first South Pacific Demonstrator to reach $1 million (US) in sales.

Painted Glass | kelly kent

Jacque recently visited the Stampin’ Up! office in Utah, US – celebrating her achievement with Sara & Shelli and designed her own million dollar sales stamp set.  You can see some photos of her time in the US here.

The card features a new stamp set called Painted Glass from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue – which I was lucky enough to take home from OnStage.

Painted Glass | kelly kent

The background panel is hand drawn using Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, & Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends.

Painted Glass | kelly kent

I’ve kept the front clean & simple and added the sentiment to the inside of the card.

Painted Glass | kelly kent

This is definitely a reason to celebrate – way to go Jacque!!!  As you’re making your way around the Colour INKspiration Crew blog hop, be sure to leave Jacque a congratulatory comment on your way!

Next up is Julia Quinn and her fancy fold creation!

Thanks for joining us for Colour INKspiration #34.  Join in with your entry via our Facebook group.  Click here to visit.

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Colour INKspiration #33

Despite two the colours in this combination not being my favourites – I adore the colour challenge we have for you for Colour INKspiration #33!

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Marina Mist and Always Artichoke are both on the retirement list as part of the colour revamp – and there aren’t too many tears being shed here.  Always Artichoke remains one of the only colours I’ve never bought a full pack of cardstock for!!

Strangely though, it adds just the right amount of contrast in this pretty blue & neutral palette.

I love blue, beige and white/cream together.  I don’t often use Very Vanilla but loved the creamy tones it added to this project.

Inspired by the honey tin in the picture and the gorgeous flower arrangement, I have made a tri-fold card with a floral bee theme.

Colour INKspiration #33 | kelly kent

It features two stamp sets and a favourite die set.  The flower & bees are from the Garden of Love stamp set and the sentiment is from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set.  Garden of Love is retiring at the end of this month.

The jar element & leafy detail are from the Everyday Jars framelits – I love this set!

Colour INKspiration #33 | kelly kent

I also added a panel of Hexagons embossing in keeping with the bee theme!

Colour INKspiration #33 | kelly kent

The dimensions of this tri-fold card are the length of an A4 sheet (11-3/4″), trimmed at 5-7/8″ across the short side.  Score at 3-7/8″ from each edge (across the long side).  Fold inwards & score.

Colour INKspiration #33 | kelly kent

Thanks for joining the Colour INKspiration Crew today and viewing our colour inspired projects.

Colour INKspiration #33 | kelly kent

Please visit my beautiful friend Rachel Palmieri next to see her gorgeous creation…

To join the challenge and share your project with us, pop over to the Colour INKspiration Challenges Facebook page (click here).  We love seeing what you make for each new challenge!

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Colour INKspiration #32

Colour challenges are always so much fun so I was disappointed to miss the first challenge for April.  It couldn’t happen twice, so I’ve made sure I found the time to create for Colour INKspiration #32!

These colours are great together bold & sweet all at the same time.

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With lots of talk about what’s disappearing from the Stampin’ Up! range as we near the new catalogue, it’s also fun to look ahead to what stamp sets we’ll each be keeping for another year of inkiness!

High Tide is one of those sets we can use for at least another year.

I love all the images in this set to create serene costal scenes – like these birds having a paddle at dusk.

Colour INKspiration #32 | kelly kent

Although blue is fairly traditional for a sea & moon scene, I love the freshness the non-traditional Pink Pirouette give the card.

And then a pop of gold is always fun!!!

Colour INKspiration #32 | kelly kent

I don’t often sponge on cards – and I think my reflection lining up could use some work – but it’s fun to try different things on cards!


The hop continues with my gorgeous friend – Nicole Wilson – who lives just up the road (by Australian standards – she’s 160kms / 100 miles away!!!)

Join the challenge by adding your creation on our Facebook group – Colour INKspiration Challenges.  It’s so much fun to see what you create and I know you’re going to go crazy over this combination!!!

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OnStage Perth 2018

Wow – what a weekend!!!

The past couple of days have been a wonderful whirlwind of Stampin’ Up! OnStage activities.  It was a big one this year – Stampin’ Up! turn 30!!!  A big happy birthday to the Stampin’ Up! family – I’m so glad to be a part of such a wonderful network and it was a joy celebrating with you.

Perth hosted one of the ‘local’ OnStage events on 6-7th April 2018 which made it easy for lots of our Paper Adventures team to join the fun (most of our team is WA based – but there were also events in Sydney and Auckland for our east coast friends).

OnStage Perth 2018 | kelly kent

For me, the event included an awesome 80s themed leadership dinner on Friday night.  I was just a baby in the 80s and didn’t think nappies would be a good look for fancy dress!  Here I am all glammed up with Melissa Gifford and Nicole Wilson…

OnStage Perth 2018 | kelly kent

Saturday was a whole day of stamping news & stamping fun.  I can’t show you most of what happened – we are bound by a confidentiality agreement until Tuesday but I can share some things!

Our Paper Adventures team rocked our new team shirts in a gorgeous rainbow.  Some of the team had bling envy last event, so I made sure their team gifts included a sparkly lanyard and personalised name tag for the event!

OnStage Perth 2018 | kelly kent

One of the day’s highlights was getting a copy of the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.  You’re going to love it!!!  It’s available for customers to purchase from in June 2018.  If you don’t think you can wait that long, then it’s a perfect time to join my Paper Adventures team.  Not only will you get to see everything early, but you’ll get a discount on all your new catalogue favourites.


Throughout the event we got lovely gifts including new product, a {…..}, a {……} and a gorgeous bag to stash it all in (I’ll fill in the blanks when I’m allowed!).  There was also 4 projects to make with new catalogue products!!!

It wasn’t all stamping though!  The day consisted of lots of laughter as we met up with old friends, made new friends and chatted with the Stampin’ Up! staff that travelled to Perth to be with us for the event.

This is me with the CASEing the Catty Crew and Stamp Review Crew…

OnStage Perth 2018 | kelly kent

Ok… It’s just me….. The rest of the CTC Crew & SRC Crew were partying it up in Sydney, Auckland & international locations.

I did have some Just Add Ink friends – Chantell Randall, Jackie Aitken and Rachael Lewsley.

OnStage Perth 2018 | kelly kent

And a couple of the Colour INKspiration Crew – Nicole Wilson & Jackie Aitken.

OnStage Perth 2018 | kelly kent

I also caught up with 40 of the attendees after the event for a fabulous dinner at the Wild Fig.  What a great night of fantastic company, yummy food and excellent service!

These were my peeps for the night…

OnStage Perth 2018 | kelly kent


I know you’re going to see some amazing photos featuring new products and samples from Tuesday.  Be sure to check out Perth’s Display Board Stampers who created 15+ samples each for everyone to ooooo and ahhh over during the day.  Two of my team were selected for this honour – Kristel Rimmer (see her blog here) and Joanne Gaff (see her Facebook page here).

This is the best I can share right now….

OnStage Perth 2018 | kelly kent

The other two display stampers were my clever design team friends – Nicole Wilson & Jackie Aitken.  I’m sure all four will share photos of their gorgeous work during the week – make sure to check back in with their social mediato see their amazing projects!!!


Another part of the event is sharing things we have made & brought with us to the event. I got some absolutely gorgeous team gifts, presents from friends and swaps that people generously shared with me (even though I didn’t make swaps to share this year).

I did make some paper gifts to share with my team & stamping besties…

Using the Mini Embroidery Hoops available in the Occasions catalogue and 4 different die sets, I created these fun little unicorn dream catchers.

OnStage Perth 2018 | kelly kent

Swirly Scribbles…

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Bouquet Bunch…

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Paisley….

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Eastern Elegance….

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I packaged them up reminding my friends how awesome they are…

OnStage Perth 2018 | kelly kent


The next event happens in November and although we don’t get back to back Perth events, there’s always the excitement of a trip east!!!  I’ll share exact locations with you next week.  OnStage is open to any demonstrator to attend – registration will be August 2018 for a November 2018 event.

It’s so easy to get caught up in all the hype of new & exciting – but there’s plenty of favourites still available in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue and 2018 Occasions catalogue.

Don’t forget to stock up on anything you’ll miss.  At this time of year, many products may not be available for the entire catalogue duration if they sell out quickly!

Browse the online store – click here.

Signing off now to get some sleep after a big weekend!!!!

Thank you to all the people who shared smiles, lavished hugs, introduced themselves and sent me home with gorgeous paper goodness.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

PS, and a big thank to everyone who took photos for people at the event, including me – and for friends who have shared their photos with me.  I’m always too busy having fun to take photos, so I appreciate the people who stop to record the moments!!

 

Colour INKspiration #30

Welcome to a Colour INKspiration blog hop where Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from Australia & New Zealand share their creations using the same colour palette and then invite you to share your creations with us via our Facebook group.  Click here to visit Colour INKspiration Challenges.

These are the colours for challenge #30 based on this amazing inspiration photo.

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This is Pebble Shore Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana.  I’d love to visit and see these spectacular colours in real life!

This is my creation using these bold & fun colours…

Happy BEER Day! | kelly kent

I love a good pun!

Happy BEER Day! | kelly kent

But I added a beer to the inside of the card with a birthday message – just in case they didn’t get the pun!

Happy BEER Day! | kelly kent

Don’t forget to share your card using these colours via our Facebook group.

Thanks for visiting.  Next up on the Colour INKspiration hop is my gorgeous friend with an amazing way with colour – Kim Badelt.

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Colour INKspiration #29

Hello & welcome to a stunning colour combination for Colour INKspiration #29.

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As always, I’ve fallen in love with the inspiration picture.  You should see what the design team have come up with!!!

Sadly, I needed to make a sympathy card for a friend who lost her canine companion this week.  For some, their animals are as much a part (or more) of their family as any human member.

Sorry for Everything stamp set – available in the Annual Catalogue – a great array of useful sentiments for sad occasions including a specific one for the loss of a furry friend.

It was just the right message I needed this week.

Furry Friend Sympathy | kelly kent

There’s never an easy way to say goodbye but never a bad time to send some paper love.

Furry Friend Sympathy | kelly kent

We’d love for you to join us on Facebook where you can share you Colour INKspiration #29 creation and see what others are making.

There’s also lots of lovely cards with these sweet colours made by the Colour INKspiration design team .

Next up is my fabulous partner in stamping crime – Lou Kitzelman.

To see what a great team we make, join us for Stamp In Confidence!!!

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Colour INKspiration #28

Who loves colour challenges???

You do!  We are amazed and humbled that so many lovely crafters choose to join in with our challenges each fortnight (or 3 weeks on those long months!).  Join us on Facebook to share your creation.  Click here to visit.

Each challenge has a top 5 voted by the design crew and then a winner as voted by the group.  The winner is invited to hop as a guest designer with us for a future hop (if they want to).

This challenge – #28 – has a special prize for a first-time entrant. All you have to do is comment that it is your first time entering and you will go into the draw to win registration to our new Stamp In Confidence program.  The winner will receive free registration for ‘Module One – Stamping Basics’. If you haven’t visited our new blog, you can find all the details about our new online class modules at https://stampinconfidence.blogspot.com.au/.

The colours for this challenge are stunning with an awesome inspiration photo to get the creativity flowing – do I say this every week???

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Three sweet colours – Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum & Lemon Lime Twist plus a solid neutral – Soft Suede.  You can add any other neutral or metallic to your project to complete your colour palette.  If you don’t have the exact Stampin’ Up! match, create with the closest you have.

My creation starts with a story…..

I have this amazing crafty friend.  She’ll play with any craft medium but sewing is where her passion & skill lies.  She makes the most amazing quilted artworks.  See some of her work on Instagram (click here).

We lives hours apart so don’t catch up as often as we’d like, but whenever she comes for a visit, she’s straight to my shelf of stamps checking out what’s new and suggesting all kind of crazy stamping combinations.  She sees the world in a totally different way to me – it’s wonderful!

She fell in love with the unicorn from the Magical Day stamp set and spent quite some time brainstorming a rainbow farting unicorn!

So, here you are Miss Caity…. this is your rainbow tooting unicorn…

Rainbow Unicorn | kelly kent

I used the baby wipe technique with the Star of Light swirl to create the ‘rainbow farts’.

Baby Wipe Technique | kelly kent

Making your own multi-coloured ink pad is a great way to get a variety of colour tones in your stamped image.

Rainbow Unicorn | kelly kent

And those unicorns – don’t they look happy with themselves!

Did you spy that they are facing different ways?  The unicorn at the top is stamped exactly from the stamp set.

The unicorn at the bottom is a mirror image created using the reflection technique.

Simply stamp your image onto Window Sheet (acetate) and then press onto your cardstock.  I used Basic Gray Archival Ink.

Reflection Technique - Unicorn | kelly kent

This will give you an outline, which I then followed using my Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker.  To get the same effect on your ‘right way’ unicorn, stamp off the unicorn several times, then stamp onto your carstock and trace using the marker.  Stamping at full strength will make the colour too dark to effectively trace over.

To cut out the reverse unicorn using the framelit, hold it against a window and line up on the ‘wrong side’.  Hold it in place with some washi tape while you run it through the Big Shot.  Or you could just fussy cut…… your call!

Using a Framelit with the Reflection Technique | kelly kent

PS….. I think our windows need a clean!

The unicorn comes up great – you can’t even tell it’s a reflection!

Use your Stampin’ Write Markers to colour the unicorn mane/tail.

Reflection Technique - Unicorn | kelly kent

I could have gone with any of the birthday (or other) sentiments in my stash, but I thought the ‘cue the confetti’ sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set was cute & cheeky for this card!

Rainbow Unicorn | kelly kent

Thanks for joining me for today’s Colour INKspiration blog hop.

For more great cards with this colour combination, please visit my gorgeous friend Nicole Wilson.  I was lucky enough to catch up with Nicole yesterday – always a face I’m happy to see!!!

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Colour INKspiration #27

Yesterday was Miss Papercraft’s birthday – and it’s all about mermaids this year for a pool party theme.

Thank goodness for a fabulous Colour INKspiration theme….

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This colour combination of Powder Pink, Pool Party, Melon Mambo and Island Indigo made my (last-minute) card making job so much easier!!!

Colour INKspiration #27 Mermaid | kelly kent

There’s currently three mermaid stamp options.  I used the mermaid image from the Magical Day stamp set in the Occasions Catalogue and the sentiment from the Magical Mermaid stamp set in the Annual Catalogue.

Colour INKspiration #27 Mermaid | kelly kent

After seeing some crafters using the wobble springs for panda cards, I bought some to try out.  The mermaid ‘swims’…

 

Here’s a side view of the spring…

Wobble Spring Mermaid | kelly kent

Cards are always more fun when they move!!!


Next up on the design team hop is the gorgeous Jacque Williams in New Zealand…

Thanks for hopping with us.  Please join the challenge on our Facebook page and upload your creation using these sweet colours.  Click here to visit Facebook.

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Colour INKspiration #26

It’s Colour Day!!!  I’m hopping today with the Colour INKspiration Crew and these amazing colours!

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All those beautiful blue/greens together…….. beaches, peacocks, flowers, mermaids, butterflies……

And then there’s me…..

My frequent use of challenge colours for baby cards has not escaped my attention!

This is my creation using those gorgeous colours….

Colour INKspiration #26 | kelly kent

I initially had a moment of ‘OMG’ what DSP do I have in these colours.  We have lots of lovely DSP but since they removed the paper stacks, the single colour choices are limited.

But then inspiration hit and I knew some of these colours were in our Memories & More kits.  These kits have to be one of the best kept secrets of every catalogue.  Packed with pretty patterns & fun designs, they add a great fresh element for card makers & memory keepers.

Colour INKspiration #26 | kelly kent

The Sahara Sand designs can be found in the Bundle of Love card pack and the Emerald Envy design is from the Perfect Days card pack.

Add in Tranquil Tide & Bermuda Bay cardstock and this colour combination is complete!

Without it being a conscious choice, this card it totally created from products you’ll find in the Annual Catalogue.  I know it’s been sobbing quietly in the background while I’ve been having fun with all the new Occasions Catalogue products.  Dust off AC!  It’s your time to shine!!!

Colour INKspiration #26 | kelly kent

If you shop in my online store, you’ll find all the products including Annual Catalogue, Occasion Catalogue, Sale-A-Bration choices and even a great array of discounted items on the Clearance Rack!

To find more things to add to that wishlist, keep hopping to see more Colour INKspiration projects.

Next up is the gorgeous Jackie Noble from New Zealand who has a magical way with colour!

Thanks for joining us!

If you’re inspired by this colour palette, then we’d love to see your creation.  Add it over on our Colour INKspiration Challenges Facebook page.  Click here to visit.

Without entries, challenges cease to continue, so thanks for your support!

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Colour INKspiration #25

Hello & welcome to the first Colour INKspiration hop for 2018!

It’s a good one with fresh & summery colours – Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White & Night of Navy.Image may contain: plant, drink and nature

They say blue & green should never be seen, but this combo is dynamite!!!

I’ve used it to create a fresh & floral tropical birthday card using the toucan from the new Bird Banter stamp set.

This set was an all-attendee giveaway at the OnStage event in November 2017.  Like all great gifts, it was perfect for me – something awesome that I would have never have bought myself.  I wouldn’t normally add a bird set to my stash – but I love owning it!!!

Colour INKspiration #25 | kelly kent

I used lots of white in this card to keep it bright and used the Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist to add pops of colour.

As well as the Bird Banter stamp set, I used a couple of products from the Petal Passion Suite – one of the Petal Pair Embossing Folders and the leafy die from the Petals & More Thinlits..  I love how well all the products coordinate, even between sets & suites!

Love using banners on your card?  This is so easy to make with your Classic Label Punch.

Punch your shape as usual, then feed back through the side of the punch to snip off banner edges.

Making a Banner using the Classic Label Punch | kelly kent

I carried through the theme to the inside and decorated using a couple of balloons and some colour themed washi tape.

Colour INKspiration #25 | kelly kent

It’s hard to photograph, but my clear Wink of Stella pen added some sparkle to the balloons & toucan.


If you love these colours, join the challenge by uploading your card to our Facebook page.  Click here to visit.

Please continue the hop for more colour filled inspiration – there’s lots of great ideas from the Colour INKspiration design team.

Hop on to the gorgeous Mel Pagano and her ‘epic’ card!

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