Color Revamp Color Swatch

As part of the gifts we received at OnStage, those that attended the CentreStage leadership dinner got to take home a beautiful Color Swatch.  It featured all 53 colours from the 2018 Color Revamp – complete with labels.

I have already made & gifted my own version of this great idea to my Paper Adventures team members, and now I’m offering them to you.

2018 Stampin' Up! Color Revamp Color Swatch - Buy Now | kelly kent

There’s 3 easy ways for Australian residents* to get their hands on this useful colour wheel which will become part of your main crafting toolkit….

  1. Join my Paper Adventures Team and receive a Color Swatch as a welcome gift (click here to find out more about joining Stampin’ Up!).
  2. Place an order from 1st June – 16th June 2018 in my online store of $100+ (before shipping) using the host code: 6TTS2UDN.  Click here to shop online.
  3. Purchase via the PayPal payment link below for the low price of $14.75.  That’s the same as a pack of cardstock – only you’ll get all 53 colours, labeled & bound with an elegant Chicago Screw fastener.  Not local?  Choose tracked delivery option at $23.25 to have your Color Swatch delivered Australia wide.  Delivery starts 1st June 2018.
    2018 Color Refresh Color Swatch
    Color Swatch – Local Pick up $14.75 AUD
    Color Swatch – includes Australia Wide Delivery $23.25 AUD

    *Due to Stampin’ Up! policy I am unable to sell these outside of Australia.

    2018 Stampin' Up! Color Revamp Color Swatch - Buy Now | kelly kent

    They measure 7cm x 7cm and feature the colours from the 2017-2019 In Colors, 2018-2020 In Colors, Neutrals Collection, Brights Collection, Subtles Collection, Regals Collection and 3 Basics – all 53 colours available as part of the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Color Revamp.

    2018 Stampin' Up! Color Revamp Color Swatch - Buy Now | kelly kent

    My team are loving having these on their craft desks so they can check colours, compare colours, match colours, create colour combinations and work on which colours to next add to their wishlist.

    They will boost your creativity and make the process so much easier!!!

    There’s nothing better than making crafting easier!

    Buy for yourself, treat a crafty friend or use them as team incentives.

    kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

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Kelly’s Stamping Friends – Birthday Blog Hop B

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Hello!  It’s my birthday and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than a blog hop with my fabulous stamping friends.

Actually, I’m feeling very loved on my birthday evening as I hop with two wonderful groups of stamping friends.

This is blog hop B – the second list.  There’s another thread which features blog hop A – the first list (click here to visit).  You don’t want to miss the creations on the other side!!!

There’s no theme for tonight.  Everyone is simply sharing with us something they’ve made that they love.  In this crazy busy life, we sometimes need an excuse just to create for fun, for love and to be creative.

My birthday falls at a wonderful time of the Stampin’ Up! catalogue cycle.  I get to spoil myself each year with new Stampin’ Up! and call them birthday presents.

Part of my present to myself was all the new Stampin’ Up! colours – In Colors, returning colours and new colours!!!  You can read all about the Colour Revamp here.

For the first time since they arrived, I had a play with the 2018-2020 In Colors.  Can you believe it – “2020”. I still remember when this was so far away!!!  I also remember Y2K (year 2000) and the technology panic!

The 2018-2020 In Colors are bright, fun and very on trend with the colours we’re currently seeing in fashion, home decor and advertising.

Stampin' Up! 2018-20 In Colors | kelly kent

Although none of the In Colors are specifically featured in the Garden Impressions DSP, they coordinate beautifully with the fun & bright patterns.  This was the starting point for my creations for blog hop B.

Garden Impressions DSP | kelly kent

I matched each In Color with a pattern from the DSP and then added in coordinating ombre colours.  I love cards with a monochrome/ombre palette!

I also added the Springtime Impressions Thinlits (that large gorgeous floral die cut & cute little flower) and a pretty stamp from the Stitched All Around stamp set.  BOth of these items are currently available (along with the Garden Impressions DSP) on demonstrator pre-order #demoperks #happybirthdaytome

Here’s each In Color and the colours I matched.  Can you spot some of the other new colours we’re welcoming in June?

LOVELY LIPSTICK

Lovely Lipstick | kelly kent

Lovely Lipstick | kelly kent

GRAPEFRUIT GROVE

Grapefruit Grove | kelly kent

Grapefruit Grove | kelly kent

PINEAPPLE PUNCH

Pineapple Punch | kelly kent

Pineapple Punch | kelly kent

CALL ME CLOVER

Call Me Clover | kelly kent

Call Me Clover | kelly kent

BLUEBERRY BUSHEL

Blueberry Bushel | kelly kent

Blueberry Bushel | kelly kent

If you don’t love these In Colors on first impressions, let them wash over you for a while.  You’ll come to love the fun they add to your craft collection!!!

2018-2020 In Colors are available from 1st June 2018.  Get yours early by adding them to a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit and join the SU! adventure.  Click her for more information.


Many thank you to all my stamping friends who have joined me today to share in my celebrations through this hop!

Next up on hop B is the totally gorgeous Angela Meiritz-Reid over in New Zealand.

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If you get lost anywhere along the way, or there’s a broken link, there’s a full participant list below – click on any of the links and visit an amazing friend with a fabulous project!!!

Thanks for sharing my birthday with me!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Participant List (B)

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Angela Meiritz-Reid
  3. Sue Vine
  4. Sharon Dalton
  5. Rebecca Scurr
  6. Julia Quinn
  7. Danielle Bennenk
  8. Cathy Pinchbeck
  9. Richelle Fletcher
  10. Sara Levin
  11. Sandra Roberts
  12. Catherine Creer
  13. Cheryl Taylor
  14. Rochelle Blok
  15. Ine van den Eijnden
  16. Rachael Lewsley
  17. Jo Weedon
  18. Courtenay Heuston
  19. Mandy Depiazzi
  20. Fi Cobbin

Share What You Love Blog Hop

Hello!  I hope your weekend was fabulous!

I’m hopping today with a group of my lovely stamping friends.  Thanks to Leonie Schroder for bringing us all together.

We have all been getting crafty with the pre-release suite – Share What You Love and will be sharing projects we’ve been making with this gorgeous suite.  It appears in the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue, but for the month of May, you can purchase three bundles featuring products from this new suite.

You’re going to love it – the designs, patterns and colours are beautiful!  There’s 3 products bundles available to purchase (see all the info at the end of this post).

Here’s some sweet projects I created with the Love What You Do stamp set, Pearlised Doilies, Share What You Love DSP, Share What You Love Pearls & Lovely Floral Embossing Folder – with some of my favourite colours!

The first card features the oh-so-pretty DSP (my favourite part of the suite) with a new In Color – Grapefruit Grove.

Share What You Love | kelly kent

The second card is a mix of the gorgeous DSP and stamps from the Love What You Do stamp set.  The sentiments in this set lend themselves so nicely to the current trend of fussy cutting around the words.

Share What You Love | kelly kent

The final card features the Lovely Floral Embossing Folder – gorgeous just as it is, or you can add some colour by brushing with your ink pad.  This is White Craft ink on Crumb Cake cardstock.

Share What You Love | kelly kent

There’s so much to love about this suite!!!

To see more gorgeous projects, visit the list of blog hop participants by clicking on the cute little blue frog, or click through to the next person on the list – Leonie Schroder.

The flyer for the pre-release can be found by clicking here.

Or, scroll below to see pictures of the available items and links to purchase in my online store (Australian customers).

Thanks for joining me & my stamping friends today!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Bundle 1: Just Getting Started, click here to buy it via my online store

It includes:

Share What You Love Bundle 1

Bundle 2: A Little More, Please; click here to buy it via my online store

It includes:

Share What You Love Bundle 2

Bundle 3: Gotta Have It All; click here to buy it via my online store

It includes:

Share What You Love Bundle 3

There’s also an early release of the 2018-2020 In Colors.

Buy the Stampin’ Pads before the catalogue officially releases.  Click here to buy via my online store.

2018-2020 In Color Stamp Pads

 

It’s a {COLOUR REVAMP}

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Some of the biggest news to come from OnStage is new colours!  It was time for a colour revamp where we see significant changes in the colour range – and I’m oh-so-excited by the choices Stampin’ Up! have made!!!

Some of the colours we’ve known as Brights, Regals, Neutrals & Subtles are retiring.

Retiring Colours 2018 | kelly kent

Four of the 5 In Colors from the 2016-2018 collection are retiring – Flirty Flamingo joins the core colour range (saying goodbye to Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach & Sweet Sugarplum).

Retiring colours makes way for new colours, so we are welcoming a mix of returning In Colors and brand new never before seen colours.  Is your favourite coming back???

There’s still 4 main colour collections (with the same titles) plus 2 x 5 In Color Collections (10 In Colors in each catalogue) and 3 Basic colours (Whisper White, Basic Black, Very Vanilla) for a total of 53 colours.

2018 In Color Collections | kelly kent

2018 Color Collections | kelly kent

How beautiful is that rainbow of colour!!!

As well as new colours to enjoy, we’re also getting a new stamp pad case!!

It’s stacked with innovative features – slimmer, stackable & easier to open.  The new pads & refills will also contain a defoaming additive – which improves the consistency of the ink.

You’ll see these slowly integrate into the range over the next couple of months, starting with the 2018-2020 In Colors and rolling out to the new/returning colours and existing colours in the range.


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The final piece of Stampin’ news is the release of the retirement list for the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue & 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

See the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue Retirement List here

See the 2018 Occasions Catalogue Retirement list here

Visit the online store by clicking here ***

*** the online store is the easiest way to keep tabs on item availability.

If you have any favourites on the retirement list, you’ll want to order them soon.  Availability of products is variable with many only being available while stocks last.

Note about ink pads on the retirement list: You’ll see all ink pads on the retirement list – whether they retire permanently or are being repackaged.  Use the information in the first part of this blog post to check which colours are permanent retirements and which colours are continuing and will be available in the new style.

Basic Gray & Basic Black Archival Ink pads are both retiring.  Basic Gray will return as a core colour in the classic ink pad style.  StazOn Jet Black is returning as a permanent alcohol based ink option.


The online store is open 24-7 with shipping direct to your door (click here to visit).  If you’d like to use the host code & receive a thank you gift from me, the code for April is: 2AR3XM3B.

If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up! colours or product availability, get in touch with me.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

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…

OnStage Perth 2018 | kelly kent

Bouquet Bunch…

OnStage Perth 2018 | kelly kent

Paisley….

OnStage Perth 2018 | kelly kent

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!!

 

Have you stocked your In Color Favourites?

There’s still just under 2 months left of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue – all the action ends the 31st May 2018.

Stampin’ Up! will release the official retirement list next week, but there’s one range of products we are guaranteed to say goodbye to – the 2016-2018 In Color range.

2018 In Color Retirement | kelly kent

This includes Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum & Peekaboo Peach.

If any of these colours are on your list of favourites, then I suggest you stock up {BEFORE} the official retirement list comes out.  After this point, stock is only available on a ’til it lasts’ basis and many of the products will sell out quickly.

Make sure you have reinkers for your inkpads, extra cardstock to see you through and any accessories you’ll miss.

Direct shopping links below or browse my online store: http://bit.ly/shopSUwithkellykent

Although it’s always sad to see colours go that we have fallen in love with – it’s exciting to know that 5 new In Colors will be arriving in June.

If you have any questions about the retirement list or need help to place an order, please let me know!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Product List

2018 Occasions Catalogue DSP Share

Calling all paper lovers – the new range of DSP available in the 2018 Occasions catalogue is sensational!!!

Sign up for my paper share and receive {EVERY NEW DESIGN} in 6″x6″ size.

96 sheets of pretty paper for only $36.

All the patterns – cut perfectly for you!

Postage is available Australia wide for $8.50 (total cost = $44.50).

2018 Occasions DSP Share | kelly kent

If you think this paper looks amazing on your phone or computer screen, wait til you get it in your hands!  3 of the designs have metallic foiling, one has real life photography and all have amazing patterns you’ll fall in love with.

Paper shares are a great way to have it all at a fraction of the price!!!

Did I mention how much I love pretty paper???

To get yours: leave me a comment on this post, or click here to send me an email.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Introducing Occasions & Sale-A-Bration 2018!

After months of waiting to be able to fully share the amazing products of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue by Stampin’ Up! ®, I can finally sing from the rooftops and share with you in full – online and in person!!!

To see the Occasions catalogue, click here.

January through to March is a special time for Stampin’ Up! lovers as each $90+ purchase (before shipping) gives you a {FREE} product from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.  This year there’s 2 special release items available with $180+ order.

To see the Sale-A-Bration catalogue, click here.

To get your hands on a hard copy of either catalogue, send me a message!

If you have a long wishlist, you may like the {SHOP} or {JOIN} promotions that run during Sale-A-Bration (January – March 2018).

SHOP

Earn extra host rewards on all orders from 3rd Jan – 31st March 2018 over $400!

JOIN

Join my Paper Adventures team during January, February or March by purchasing a Starter Kit for $169.  Choose $235 of your favourite Stampin’ Up! products plus TWO extra stamp sets of any value and have it all shipped to your door at no cost.  Enjoy purchasing Stampin’ Up! until at least July 2018 at a 20% discount.

Sound like fun?  Click here to join my Paper Adventures team.

Or click here to read more about the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up!


If you ever have any questions about Stampin’ Up! products, please get in touch with me to have a chat!  Email me here.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Stamparatus | Reserve Yours…

Stamparatus - pre-order now for 2018 delivery | kelly kent

The first reservation window for the Stamparatus filled up in 15 mins!

So, you know this is going to be one amazing tool – which means you’ll want to have one on order!!!  They are only $85 – with so many features you’ll be wondering why they didn’t charge more.

See my previous post for all the details on what a Stamparatus is & how it work.

This is the final reservation window – starting 5am Perth time (8am Sydney time) tomorrow – 6th December 2017.

Stampin’ Up! will take unlimited orders until 31st December 2017 and ship them, in the order they were reserved, from 19th March 2018.

The closer to 5am on 6th December 2017 that you reserve your Stamparatus, the quicker you’ll be able to purchase it in 2018.

Once this reservation window closes, the next opportunity to buy it will be the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue (June 2018).

There’s a limit of 1 per customer.  You’ll need to login to your online account, click here to visit the shopping page, and follow the instructions from there – CLICK HERE.

You will not be charged for the Stamparatus until it becomes available and you process your shopping cart.  You are welcome to reserve now now and then change your mind next year.  But if you don’t reserve one, there isn’t another chance.

Got all that?  The key points….

  • Reserve a Stamparatus anytime between 5am (AWST) Wed 6th December and 3.50pm (AWST) 31st December 2017
  • Orders will ship from 19th March 2018 in the order they were reserved
  • No payment til your order is processed next year
  • Reserve now, option to change your mind next year
  • Limit of one reservation per customer
  • Reservations via my online store – CLICK HERE

Please let me know if you have any questions about the reservation process or if I can help you with reserving one.

I can’t wait to get my hands on a Stamparatus.

It’s going to be the stamping tool that we wondered how we ever stamped without it!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

 

New Stampin’ Up! is just around the corner!

It’s the 1st December and that means… Occasions catalogue pre-order!!!

There’s thousands of eager demonstrators around the world pouring over their new catalogue and selecting the items they first want to own from the 2018 Occasions catalogue.

I can’t wait to be able to show you the inside pages of the catalogue!

But for now, it’ll just have to be sneak peeks of what I’m making!

The theme of the new catalogue for me is ‘pretty’.  There’s lots of florals, pretty colour combinations and sweet images….

Like the birds from the Flying Home stamp set!

Occasions 2018 Flying Home | kelly kent

We made this sweet card at a demo class last month so I could show my team this gorgeous set that I got as part of my CentreStage experience.

Occasions 2018 Flying Home | kelly kent

We coloured the bird houses with the Stampin’ Blends.  They glide on – making colouring a dream!

Occasions 2018 Flying Home | kelly kent

The pretty paper is from the Sweet Soiree DSP.  Each sweet contains silver detail – it’s gorgeous!!!   And the sentiment?  You’re going to love the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set!

You might be happy to wait until 3rd January 2018 for new supplies but if you can’t wait, then join our Paper Adventures team.  You can add Occasions catalogue items to your Starter Kit ($169 for $235 of products with free shipping)!  And then enjoy a 20% discount on all your favourite Stampin’ Up! all the way through Sale-A-Bration 2018.

Click here to join the fun!

I’m ordering catalogues today.  If you’ve shopped with me in the past 6 months, I’ll make sure you receive one.  If you live in Australia, don’t have a demonstrator and would like a catalogue, please let me know and I’ll send one your way.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com