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It Wasn’t You – Double Page Scrapbooking Layout with Dragonfly Dreams

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I’ve been trying my hand a double layouts recently, and I do like how many photos can fit across a spread!  When I was designing my share today, I had the new Dragonfly Dreams on my table and just had to use it!  (This stamp set available to order 3 January!)

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The story behind these funny pictures is Sofie vehemently denying she had taken a drink from my smoothie.  So the above words from Dragonfly Dreams were perfect.

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I’ve also used the Ghoulish Grunge stamp set here for the brick accent and the Pretty Pines Thinlit Dies for accents.

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I chose something of an unusual colour combination to coordinate with the purple smile; most of the students in my scrapbooking class last month used Night of Navy to accent rather than the Elegant Eggplant.  Either looks great – it’s all about bringing out the photos and the story.

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The Labeler Alphabet is a goodie for any project – particularly for scrapping.   And it’s a great price!

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It’s always good design practice to carry the accents and/or colours through the project, so on the second page is a “mini version” of the larger embellishment on the first page.

If you haven’t heard, please check out the Clearance Deals going on now!

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Year End CloseOut Deals! Up to 60% off Retiring Items!

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Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and we’ve got some great deals to offer!  

Our Year-End Closeouts will include holiday catalogue retiring products, clearance rack items and current high-inventory catalogue products.

Promotion period: 1 December 2016–3 January 2017

Download the Retiring LIst for the Holiday Catalogue – while supplies last!

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Totally Trees Pop-Up Card + Last Day for the Online Extravaganza Savings!

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We had such a great day on Saturday at the Stamp-A-Stack here in my studio!  Lots of laughing, eating, and crafting.  Everyone left with a pile of various card projects – a nice stash for both sending and inspiration.

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My share today with you is a pop up card I taught at the Creative Inker’s Christmas Extravaganzas.   I wanted to make something that had a more tropical feel for the holidays.

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The Totally Trees set is perfect; it has such a variety of tree images.

These pop up cards are actually an easy concept, and it was such fun for me to see the delight on so many faces when they realized they could make something so awesome with ease!!  Experiences like that make this “job” so fulfilling.

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The colours here are Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum, Pear Pizzazz, and Early Espresso.  I wanted a fresh colour combination to reflect our New Zealand summer.

The Festive Embossing Folder used here is on discount, too – but through the end of today (Monday) only!

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Be sure to check out the discounts available Today Only:

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Thanks for stopping by!

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Last Few Stamping Classes for 2016

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Hi Friends!

It’s been a great, too quick, and fun year!  I do look forward to 2017 and have a few new things in the pipeline for all of you, too.

In the meantime, I’d love to have you at a class before the holidays; here are the last few on offer.  Remember private bookings are also available:

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Saturday 26 November – Stamp A Stack!  Make 12 cards in a fun group.  Leave with a pile of cards ready for Christmas, birthday, sympathy, and more (variety of sentiments available).  $40 includes all kits, lunch, a stampin’ sponge, and a sheet of Basic Rhinestones.  10 am or when you get there.

Tuesday 6 December – Pakuranga Stamp Class!  Create two lovely projects tonight – one Christmas and one otherwise.  7pm  $15

Thursday 8 December – Birkenhead Day Class!  Create two or three projects today.  $15 for two or $20 for three!  10 am

Wednesday 14 December – Papakura Stamp Class!  Make a giftable altered notebook and one other project this evening.  7:30pm  $15

 

 

We would love to have you join us!  

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Hang Your Stocking Quick Christmas Card

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Today’s share is a happy, fresh, quick Christmas card featuring the Hang Your Stocking Bundle.  This is such a cute set that would appeal to everyone:

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This fun project also used the new Stitched Shapes Framelits – repeating the stitched theme easy peasy!  Love how these dies nest in perfectly with our other Circle, Oval, and Square Framelits, too.

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The stocking is also accented with the Mini Jingle Bells (you get heaps in a pack!), again repeating that “sewn” look, even if I did use a glue dot!

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The colour combination here is one of my favorites – Real Red, Pool Party, and Old Olive.  It’s very fresh!

Don’t forget the Online Extravaganza this week – grab a bargain!!

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Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza!

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Online Extravaganza only happens once a year so be sure to make the most of it. For one week only, 21-28 November,  save up to 40% on select products. To sweeten the deals, we will be having 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special products available for that day only. You can even get a sneak peek AND save on products that will be on the future holiday catalogue retiring list. You won’t want anyone to miss out on this great opportunity to stock up and save!

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Auckland 2016 Christmas Extravaganza Project Parade

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We had a fantastic Christmas Extravaganza with my Creative Inker’s Stampin’ Up! team here in Auckland last weekend.  We were forced into a last minute venue change, but the team and the attendees all pulled together and made it work. I am so grateful for all of you involved!

Please enjoy a few photos of four of the five projects we made on the day:

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Barbara Bicknell and her team shared this elegant and deceptively simple piano box design, complete with a card and a brownie inside!   Can you tell which punch is used here to make this so easy to create?

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Heather Stewart, Sally Williams, and Michelle Pepper shared this fun Santa Box for gifts and/or a tea light.  Very effective!

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Rachael Knight, Christine Gedye, and Gail Thompson taught a fun swing card using the popular Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle.

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Open the card to reveal a swinging message!

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And Angela Palmer, Kylie Burke, and Kathryn Tyrrell shared this corner card also using the Cookie Cutter Christmas set.  Easy and fun!

Thank you to all who support our events, whether individual classes or big team events like this one.  We appreciate you!

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Don’t forget to check out the 25% off list for this month and the new Stitched Framelits dies!

Have an awesome weekend!

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Thailand Achiever’s Blog Hop – Inspired by OnStage

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Welcome to our second Thailand Achiever’s Blog Hop!  Right now you are visiting Jacque Williams in New Zealand.

Our brief today was to share highlights or inspiration from OnStage.

The Heart of Stampin’ Up! Award is awarded to one person globally each year who exemplifies the values of Stampin’ Up! : sharing, making a difference, team spirit, morals, ethics, generosity, and the list goes on.   We were SO pleased and honored to have fellow team member, Barbara Bicknell, deservedly chosen for this award in 2016.

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I was so touched and really wanted to make Barbara a special gift from me to celebrate and remind her of her contributions.

Barbara LOVES vintage, and don’t we all make use of a notebook or diary, so this was the perfect gift for her.

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Of course I was also inspired by the new product we saw at OnStage, so I have used the new Falling in Love Embellishments and the So Detailed Thinlits dies here.  (The Occasions Catalogue will be live 5 January)

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I paired the new goodies with the Ghoulish Grunge stamp set, one that I absolutely love!  I used the honeycomb pattern on Barbara’s monogram and the brick stamp subtly here under my Faux Patina technique.

Barbara was presented with her notebook on Saturday at our team Extravaganza here in Auckland.  I love my job!!

I hope you’ve enjoyed your stop here in New Zealand and continue on the rest of the hop!

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