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Photopolymer stamps and a Blog hop!

10580041_10152687730752577_2539703885266265521_nYay, I’m participating in an ESAD New 2014/2015 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop today!

You may have just come from Sharlene Meyers blog or you maybe be starting with me..but if you get stuck anywhere, click on the links down the bottom of this post to go to the next blog on the list.

 

 

So What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.

 

So what am I show casing today?

Photopolymer stamps.

 

These are new to our market and I love them! They are cheaper than our regular clear mount/wood mount rubber sets and of very good quality photopolymer.

I’m especially loving the Border Photopolymers! Ive been using them to make cards like this one..IMG_7004-001 IMG_7007-001

Details: PL Day to Day, PL Remember This, Bordering Blooms, Starburst framelits, Old Olive blendies, gold Dazzling Details, RR marker, gold satin ribbon, RR cotton ribbon, Large polka dot, EF, black embossing powder, versamark, memento black ink pad, Lost Lagoon and WW Cardstock.

BUT, what I really bought the border Photopolymers for ….was for scrapbooking, both traditional and Project Life so here is both of those.

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Details: Kraft CS, WW and Black CS, Borderettes, Draw the Line and Bordering Blooms Photopolymer border Stamps, PL Point and Click, Remember This Photopolymer stamps, Back to Black DSP, Black memento ink, Dot Mask, In color sequin assortment, Whats up punch, Little Letters Thinlet dies, On Film Framelit dies, Blackberry Bliss Marker, Impasto gel (non SU), black bakers twine,Rich razzleberry ink. PL journalling pen (when I get DD to journal this page)

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Details: Photopolymer; Borderettes, Draw the Line, PL Day to Day, Back to basics Alphabet, PL Happiness Is and matching accessory pack, Love story and Everyday adventure accessory packs, Design 1 photo pocket pages, PL journalling pen, basics kraft stickers, memento black ink.

 

See! Lots of fun with photopolymers! They are really easy to use and makes things so easy to line up/personlise and easy storage too. A few tips I have for a crisp image is to wash them every time with your stamping mist, stamp on a firm table or rubber mat (our paper piercing mat is excellent for this job) and finally don’t press too hard with the stamp as it will squash the image. These should be stored out of direct sunlight and they come in our standard clearmount/woodmount cases.

Alrighty ..now we are off on to the next blog in the blog hop which is to Keryn Campbell…enjoy the blog hop!

Full list of Blogs..

Emily Campbell 
Kelli Gordon http://www.kelliskards.blogspot.com.au
Sharlene Meyer http://www.magpiecreates.com
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Keryn Campbell http://www.kerynscards.com
Monique Fielder http://www.stamping-with-moni-q.blogspot.com.au
Kathryn Ruddick http://www.katlodesigns.com
Narelle Hoggard http://www.handmadebynarelle.wordpress.com(work of Art)
Ann Gerlach http://www.discoversu.com
Libby Dyson http://www.libbystampz.com
Kelly Kent http://www.mypapercraftjourney.com
Amity Knight http://www.stampinamity.com.au
Christie Kunkel http://www.christiescreativecorner.blogspot.com
Andrea Buckland http://www.creatingcardswithandrea.blogspot.com
Yvonne Walker http://www.yvonnescreativecorner.blogspot.com
Sally Williams http://www.sallystampingdelights.blogspot.co.nz
Debbie Lamb http://www.debstampinstyle.blogspot.co.nz
Nerida Carter http://www.stampingjoy.blogspot.com
Richelle Fletcher http://www.stampingwithrichelle.blogspot.com
Norelle Targato http://www.rellspaperink.wordpress.com
Rochelle Blok http://www.rochelleblok.blogspot.com.au
Clare Mcilhatton http://www.crafty-cow.com
Tracy Speight http://www.handmadewarratahstree.blogspot.com.au


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JAI 223 Sketch Challenge

This week at Just Add Ink..we have a sketch challenge courtesy of Tina..

17324086bHeres what I came up with..

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For this card, Ive used Crisp Cantaloupe and Whisper White Cardstock, Lullaby DSP, Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set, Banner Banter Stamp set and matching punch, Star burst framelits, decorated dot embossing folder, Bakers twine and ribbon (ribbon is retired) IMG_6988-001 IMG_6991-001

 

So hope you can come and play with us this week. Check out what the other Design Team have come up with here..

Have a great weekend!


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JAI 222 Colour Challenge

This weeks challenge is a colour challenge! I love Bermuda Bay so this challenge was great for me… Here’s the colours…JAI201buttons007

I’ve been doing a lot of Project Life pages over the past couple of weeks. A great way of scrapbooking all those photos! This page is of my daughters role as Magnolia in our local production of Cats! All of the set and costumes were from the stage show that toured NZ and Australia all those years ago. Was a fabulous show to watch. (Proud mum and dad went 5 times!) lolIMG_6934-001Check out what the other Design Team have come up with here..

Enjoy your weekend!


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JAI 221 Shaker cards

This week at Just Add Ink, we have a challenge of shaker cards, courtesy of Paula!

 

Here’s what I came up with ..lots of fussy cutting and layers here!IMG_6924-001

IMG_6922-001 IMG_6926The stamp sets I used were Kinda Eclectic (leaves), Hello There (hostess-sentiment) and I Love Lace (netting effect). I also used the petite petal punch for the flowers, the hexagon framelit, Blackberry Bliss Ink, Stitched satin ribbon and CS, Smoky Slate CS, window sheet, dimensionals, mini brads (which I coloured with a Rich Razzleberry Blendie) and pink and purple sequins.

Check out what the other girls on the Just Add Ink Design Team have come up with here

I’m eagerly waiting for my new goodies to play with with the start of the new Annual Catalogue this week!

Have a great weekend!


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Kinda Eclectic Sympathy cards

Ive had a run of having to make Sympathy cards at the moment ..hopefully that run has now stopped!

But Kinda Eclectic, which is a new stamp set in our new 2014/2015 Catalogue fit the bill on all of the cards.

Here’s a couple that Ive made.  This first one was very quick to whip up using the Moonlight paper stack, black and white CS and I used memento black to stamp the leaves and sentiment. Ive sponged over slightly with pool party. The sunburst is stamped in Hello Honey.

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This one I used Mossy Meadow and Garden Green for the leaf stamping and Lost Lagoon for the sentiment. I sponged a new dawn horizon with Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon. The panel is a cut down version of the Window Frames Collection. IMG_6915-001 IMG_6917-001This stamp set is very versatile I think and I look forward to making more cards with it!

Have a great weekend everyone!


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JAI 220 Sketch Challenge

oops its Friday so Im late getting this post up ..days just run away from me sometimes!

This week at Just Add Ink we have a sketch challenge courtesy of Kim ..here it is

JAISketch003It immediately said ‘Gift bag’ to me when I first saw the sketch, so, this is what I came up with using some new Products coming our way on the 1st July. This paper is called Lullaby.

IMG_6872-001I had some of leftover artwork from this card so I whipped up a tag using some Project Life bits and pieces (washi, the best sticker, acetate arrows all from the Everyday Adventure Accessories kit), the stamps I used were PL Day to Day, Hello There (hostess set), Love Lace background stamp and Hip notes. I used the new thick bakers twine for my bag closure and coloured my pearl with a Coastal Cabana Blendibility marker.

Glimmer paper, ribbon and dazzling details all in silver completed my project.

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So I do hope you come and play with us this week at Just Add Ink. Check out what the other girls have done here


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JAI #219 Inspiration Challenge

This week at Just Add Ink, we have a wonderful Inspiration Challenge for you courtesy of Trish..check out what the other Design Team have come up with here.

Here’s the challenge photo.

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Here’s what I did for this challenge..I thought masculine for this card.

IMG_6870-001I’ve used three different stamp sets for this card..oops ..normally limit it but couldn’t help it !!!  The Work of Art stamp (stripes) set is quite varied and I’m loving the inspiration so far seen on blogs using this set.  I also used the Something to Say Stamp set for the stars and the greeting. Love lots of the sentiments in this set and it also has a mini punch set for the stars, flower and heart.  My fave stamp set at the moment is the Amazing Birthday stamp set ..yep its all about Birthdays but it rocks lol.

I’ve used the matching banner framelits to add a feature to one side.

HOPE you all come and play with us this week but if not then to at least get some inspiration!

Have a good weekend!


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JAI #218 Colour Challenge

Hi ..been AWOL as had my birthday and a farming conference this week.

Hubby and I won a major comp for our corporate NZ farming group and won Supreme Dairying Award..such a hard but rewarding achievement..so happy!

Just as well as I had sorted out this weeks Just Add Ink challenge last week aye?

Here are the colours you can choose in this challenge..Choose any three of these..

 

JAI201buttons005I chose Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green and Midnight Muse…and love what everyone else on the Design Team chose..check that out here.IMG_6850-001

I used the I Love Lace Background stamp as well as the Teeny Tiny Sentiments and the starburst from Kinda Eclectic. I punched out the I Love Lace backgrounds using the petite petal punch..added a mini brad and all done..super happy how the flowers turned out!

So, Im off to the National Agricultural Fieldays so had better get on the road..

Happy Stamping and have a great weekend.

 

 

 

 


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JAI # 217 Just add Cake!

Be it cupcake/wedding cake or any sort of cake..we want to see it at Just Add Ink!

Here is what I came up with using the retiring stamps sets (Just Married) and (Delightful Dozen-this stamp set has been a fave over the past year). Just a traditional type wedding card with some embossing (decorative dots) and a lace doily or two and some organza ribbon. Ive used smoky slate cardstock and embossing powder for this card..one of my favourite colours as goes with everything!

 

IMG_6859-001So I hope you can come and play with us this week at Just Add Ink. Check out what the other Design Team Members have done here.

Have a happy weekend filled with crafting!

 


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New Goodies to play with!

Happy Gypsy day for those farmers who have moved over the weekend. A new season awaits!

Lucky me has had some time to play with some new goodies yesterday (a Public Holiday here in NZ)..well that was after cleaning the old workers house out before our new workers could move in ..seriously not cool to leave a house in a mess and move out! Grrr!

After that, I found out some sad news about an ex downline who is seriously ill in Hospital at the moment..so, here is the card I made her using the Calypso Coral blendabilites. Get well soon Michelle!IMG_6845-001 I love these alcohol markers very much and have put all the others that we are allowed to pre order on my order..oops! The stamp set I used is Blended Bloom (new single stamp set) and Flowering Flourishes. While I was there, I also made a birthday card for a friend using Hello There, which is a Hostess set in the new Annual Catalogue (starts 1st July). IMG_6848-001I seem to have an orange theme going on lately ..Ive even bought some clothes and a handbag in the colour too..got be all matchy matchy aye? lol

Have a lovely week and enjoy/ make the most of any sunshine and have a thought and prayer for my friend Michelle.

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