Friday, September 30, 2011

Just Add Ink #87

Well in keeping with my latest blogging efforts of one a week here is this week's Just Add Ink challenge which is the colour combination of...

...and here is the card I created for my niece's birthday last weekend...and as you can see I personalised it for her so she really knew it was just for her...Happy Birthday Jorja!


Thanks for stopping by and leaving lovely comments on my blog, I really appreciate the feedback and it lifts my spirits during a busy time.

I have also been busying putting together my son's wedding invitations (60 in total), when not working or dealing with general household duties. I will put up some photos when I take the time to stop and capture what I am creating.

In the meantime pop on over to Just Add Ink and see how the other Design Team members have used this colour combo and then join in the fun and link up your own project using these colours.

Have a great weekend and if you are a footy fan, enjoy the Grand Final.

Friday, September 23, 2011

JAI 86 - Sketch Challenge

Well I have been a poor blogger of late but I have been busy in other parts of my life and also trying to complete the 60 wedding invitations that I need to make for my son's wedding in January next year. Making the same thing 60 times over is quite monotonous even if you love the purpose for which you are making the project. Therefore, I have to do it in stages and short stints otherwise I lose my concentration. Can you imagine clear embossing 180 flourishes at one time? I couldn't do it, took me 3 sessions to complete!

Anyway, this post is about the latest challenge at Just Add Ink which is a sketch challenge. I decided to move away from my usual card project and create a scrapbook layout for this week's challenge. I even dug deep and brought out some old photos of my 18th birthday celebrations to put on the page. Not sure what I think of my fashion sense back then or the fact that I have indicated my age here by doing this layout!

Here is the sketch...

Here is my layout using a 12x12 sheet from the new Timeless Portrait DSP...


As you can see I flipped the sketch and used it as my inspiration to create a timeless layout. Hop on over to the Just Add Ink blog and see what other projects the Design Team have made using the sketch as their inspiration. Then join in the fun and upload your project based on the given sketch.

Thanks for stopping by and I will see if I can get another post in before the next JAI challenge, not holding my breath though!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Just Add Ink #84 - Colour Challenge

Well it is Friday and that mean's another challenge from Just Add Ink. This week the challenge was set by me...White plus ONE other colour! When I put this challenge forward I had the idea of using Whisper White as the base and just adding a 'touch' of ONE other colour. However, when I eventually put my card together I went the other way around...I used the colour Always Artichoke and then added just a 'touch' of White with a thin border and white embossed greeting. I used my new stamp set Forever Young. I was happy with the outcome, although only a basic design and little detail, what do you think?


Now hop on over to the Just Add Ink blog and get inspiration from the very talented Design Team members and then join in the fun by linking up your project. Enjoy the challenge and have a great week!



Thursday, September 8, 2011

Another week gone by!

Well another week has almost past between posts and life has been busy as usual. Apart from working 9 to 5 still doing tax returns, I managed to hold a launch last Friday evening for the new Idea Book & Catalogue 2011-2012 and I attended Stampin' Up!'s Regionals event in Hobart on Saturday. Regionals was very enjoyable, getting lots of inspiration from the presenters, and catching up with fellow demonstrators and Just Add Ink members from Tassie...Bronwyn Eastley and Kathy Tanner. I also had the pleasure of sharing this event with my new recruit Louise Dalton and to meeting some other Tassie Inkydinks (my team) downline members who I have only chatted with online ~ waving ~ hi ladies! It was so great putting faces to names.

So here are a few snapshots of the events of last week...

Firstly, my guest pack for the new catalogue launch which included their own personal copy of the new catalogue, order form, lucky door tickets, 2 make 'n' take kits, a handmade card from me which had an additional attendee special as well as the 10% discount I offered for orders placed on the night...all of this for the cost of $10. As it was a celebration we also cracked open a couple of bottles of champagne and savoured some lovely chocolates! All in all I think everyone had a great time.


Here are the two lucky door prize packs that I made up, which included a roll of new ribbon, Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon, and a container of Dazzling Diamonds.


Here is one of the make 'n' takes, a card featuring the new Just Add Cake DSP, Pennant Parade Stamp Set and coordinating Petite Pennants Builder Punch. It also used the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Cupcake Builder Punch. The 'Wish Big' greeting came from the Word Play Stamp Set and this suited my sentiments for Bronwyn Eastley who celebrated her birthday the day of Regionals, so she got this card and of course a lovely big box of chocolates...which she kindly shared with us all on our table. Happy Birthday, again Bron!
 

Here is the second make 'n' take, a simple gift card featuring the Button Buddies Stamp Set, Just Add Cake DSP and the 1/2" Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon. I used the buttons from our last special, however, we have some in other colours in this new catalogue as well.


Now for a couple of snapshots of Regionals...

Louise, Kathy & Bron enjoying M&Ts

The one M&T I got completed - for my niece's birthday!

JAI Tassie Girls - Me, Tania, Bron & Kathy

Samples for Under the Big Top
Under the Big Top Stamp Set we received at Regionals
Well that is a brief snapshop of my past week, don't forget to pop back tomorrow to see what the latest Just Add Ink challenge will be!



Friday, September 2, 2011

Join for $169


During September, you can join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator for only $169! The limited-time mini Starter Kit-valued at over $310-comes with the high-quality products listed below:

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  • Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
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  • Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
  • A4 Smooth Card Stock Assortment
  • Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
  • Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
  • Notes Cards (20)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Blender Pen (1)
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies
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Just Add Ink #83 - Sketch Challenge




The above sketch is provided by Brownyn Eastley for the latest Just Add Ink challenge, which I didn't have time to enter as I have been busy working 9-5 and after hours trying to get myself organised for my catalogue launch tonight!

Tomorrow's is Stampin' Up! Regionals in Hobart, so I will get some inspiration from there butI don't think this year I will have time to make swaps as there is just not enough hours in the day for me at the moment.

Hopefully I will have some time on Sunday to share with you the fun of my catalogue launch and of Regionals, unless of course something else crops up to take me away from blogging!

Anyway I encourage you to pop on over to the Just Add Ink blog and see what inspriation the other Design Team members have for you and join in this latest sketch challenge and link up your entry!



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