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MKPLxSU February page

IMG_7893-001We are back this month with our February theme for Memory Keeping Project Life Stampin’ Up! Of course being February our theme is love.

Ive kept my page pretty simple this month but used the Stacked with Love DSP stack, Simply Pressed Clay with the alphanumerical mold and some chalkboard. Various stamps.

Rushing as off to work but do check out the other Design Team Members this month.

Julie Kettlewell, UK – http://www.juliesjapes.blogspot.com.au/

Delys Cram, New Zealand – https://delysc.wordpress.com/(me)

Tina Gillespie, Australia – http://www.scissorspapercard.blogspot.com.au/

Constanze Wirtz, Germany – http://conibaer.blogspot.com.au/

Kim Holterman, Netherlands – http://kims-scrapbooking.nl/


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From the Herd

This weekend I had my Monthly Team meeting. We have a mix of crafting and a bit of Business talk (but it is mostly crafting) This month I had 14 downline attending and we had 11 shoe box swaps ..ie 11 projects to do. I said the brief was simple but umm ahh I didn’t end up holding to that brief. lol.

Heres my card using my fave stamp set From the Herd…

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For this card, I have stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured in with blendies and fussy cut out. I used the starburst framelits for two circles and then embossed with the Happy Heart embossing folder. After cutting out the animals and adhering with glue dots I added some of the Birthday Bash Specialty Paper to the front back of the card. I finished off with the chicken inside using the leftover pieces.

I’m sending this card off to our daughter when she leaves home in a couple of weeks to head to University. We will miss her terribly but we are all very excited that she is off on her journey.


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Creative Inkers Occasions Catalogue Blog Hop

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And we are back again with a blog hop, this time for the New Occasions Catalogue which is out now! You’ve just come from my friend Sallys blog and we have a large blog hop for you today.

Ive been scrapbooking for this blog hop and was really happy with both of these Layouts. The first one is using the gorgeous Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper, Birthday Bash Specialty paper, Blendabilities, Artisan embellishment kit, Hooray its your day kit, Crazy about you stamp set, Simpy Pressed paper clay and the new Numerical mold, Hello You thinlets, white cotton twine, Happy Heart Embossing folder, Ornate Tag Topper punch and a PL Journalling pen.

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So, what did I do with this LO (this took me 3 hours BTW). I drew a border with my PL marker around the outside and coloured it in to the line with my blendies. I cut out all the Something Borrowed flags and with most, I coloured in with the blendies. I drew the flags with my PL marker too. Then,  I stamped on the Birthday Bash ones. I cut a strip 2.5 inches x 12 inches (Coastal cabana stripe) and inked edges with Memento black and the other Birthday Bash paper is approx 8×10 Inches. I think the rest of the embellishing you can guess?IMG_7875-001 IMG_7877-001

IMG_7880-001And then I was on a roll so I did another Layout!!

This LO took me 2 hours to do and incorporated some of the lovely SAB paper too.

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For this LO, I used Something Borrowed DSP, Best Year Ever DSP (SAB), the new chalkboard (which I love), colorbox chalk inks, Lets Getaway PL Embellishment kit, White Jule ribbon, Artisan Embellishment kit, Washi sheets, Hello You thinlets, Birthday Basics stamp set and butterfly thinlets and the Spiral Border punch. My chalk pen around the main image was just hand done. The wooden stars are from the Hooray Its your day kit and the stamp set is called Choose Happiness.(AC) IMG_7888-001 IMG_7889-001Alrighty..now its off to the next hop on the way. check out Lisa Bullocks Blog for more ideas using the Occasions Catalogue 2015.


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Creative Inkers Saleabration Blog Hop

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Well now..its been over a month since my last blog post..sorry, been having a blog holiday!

I’m back into it again and starting off with our Creative Inkers Saleabration Blog Hop.

You may have just arrived from Sally Williams blog or you may be starting here..If you get lost ..check out the links below my post.

So today I’m focusing on one stamp set with is “Big Day” and the Best Year Ever DSP..both of which is free with any $110 purchase.6a00e54facd573883301b8d0bc71e7970c

Here’s what I came up with ..

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For this card I used a die from the mini treat bag which is in the new Occasions Catalogue along with the Happy Heart textured Embossing Folder. The Salebration ribbons and button pack featured largely in all four of my cards. I love the fact that you can also get a pack of Blendibility pens as your free product..I coloured all of these with my blendies..so therapeutic to colour, I reckon!

IMG_1696-001  This card is using the gorgeous SAB paper, I mentioned earlier and the new washi sheets (Occasions Catalogue) IMG_1692-001IMG_1688-001This last one used a new white jute ribbon (occasions) ..it is so gorgeous and I will be using lots of it I’m sure.IMG_1689-001 Finally, I stamped up the envelopes. If you are using blendies then pop a couple of scrap pieces of cardstock inside the envelope when you are colouring as they may bleed through to the back of the envelope. I had fun decorating these too!IMG_1700-001So off we go to the next blog ..which is to the lovely Lisa Bullocks blog …Have a happy day!

1. Narelle Hoggard
www.handmadebynarelle.wordpress.com

2. Alicia Yap
www.stampcreationswithmunchkin.wordpress.com

3. Kathryn Tyrrell
www.aspotofstamping.co.nzl

4, Bernie Collins
www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/creativeedge/blog

5. Jacque Williams
www.stamphappy.typepad.co.nz

6. Rachael Knight
www.knightstamper.blogspot.com

7. Paula Reid
www.yellowbearnz.blogspot.com

8. Sally Williams
www.sallystampingdelights.blogspot.com

9. Delys Cram
www.delysc.wordpress.com

10. Lisa Bullock
http://daffyscrapper.wordpress.com

11 Heather Stewart
www.stampingcraft.blogspot.co.nz

12. Ria Kaire
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/qraftyqueen/blog

13. Sharon de Vos
http://sharonsstampingsnippets.blogspot.com

14. Kathe Oldham
www.jorjarose.com


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MKPSU Project Life Design Team Blog Hop

This months theme of course is all about December. I took a look at what we did for last Christmas for my Design Team submission this month.

I used Seasonal Snapshot for all three pages. Last year, we started a themed Christmas day (which was Rastafarian). We have all year to come up with our decorations and costumes.

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oops I forgot to take off the arrow post it notes! ..I do this for displays and so my customers know what stamp set or kit Ive used.

This kit suited my photos extremely well! This years theme is disco so cant wait to dress up for that!

Do check out  what the other Design Team have done this month …links below!

Claire Daly, Australia 

Tina Gillespie, Australia

Julie Kettlewell, UK

Constance Wirtz, Germany

Janet Wakeland, USA

Kim Holterman, Netherlands

Kimberley Van Diepen- USA


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JAI 242 Inspiration Challenge

This week has been a busy week and next week is looking the same!  I did however, manage to come up with a project for this weeks challenge using this photo as inspiration

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The thanks tag is a PL, grid card of which I punched with the scalloped tag topper punch. The sequins are the in color sequin embellishments. IMG_7646-001So, we hope you will come and play with us at Just Add Ink this week! Check out our challenge and the other Design Team members creations here

Have a great weekend!


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JAI #240 Theme Challenge

This week at Just Add Ink, we have a Theme challenge of Just Add Texture!

I don’t know about you, but to me that meant embossing.

Here’s what I came up with …

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I used the Petite Cafe bags (Holiday Mini) and embossed them with the Lucky Stars Embossing folder (Holiday). The stamps Ive used are Christmas bauble (which I embossed in gold) and the Very Merry is out of And Many More stamp set. IMG_7623-001

Other things Ive used are Gold foil cardstock, star punch (itty bitty accents pack), Venetian crotchet trim, Typeset DSP, Gold Sequin trim, linen  thread, Gold dazzling details, Metallic mini clothespin, memento black ink.

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

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