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Cool Treats Summer Altered Notebook – Take Two!

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Our trip to Perth was short, but fun, despite the reason being a funeral.  It was great to catch up with friends and deepen relationships with the family there.

Today’s share is a second version of the notebook I shared last week – both so cute and equally fun and fresh:

 

The new Cool Treats Bundle is so much fun!  Great for all ages, genders and interests, this set is so versatile!

 

Again, I’ve simply made a new front for an ordinary notebook.  The background is the new Tasty Treats Specialty Paper.   I’ve also used the Tasty Treats Washi Tape and the Sprinkles Embellishments.

One of the benefits of using Stampin’ Up! is the coordination among the products.  The Cool Treats Bundle is easy to use with all the available accessory products!  And don’t forget you get a FREE SaleABration item with every $110 purchase!

** Place an online order of $50 or more and receive a video tutorial of this project FREE!

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Colour INKspiration Challenge with Cool Treats

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I’m taking off tomorrow for a few days for a funeral, so here is Friday’s post a day early!  Today I’m taking inspiration from the Colour INKspiration Challenge group:

 

I didn’t adhere to those colours exactly, but pretty close!   Couldn’t resist using the new Cool Treats bundle:

I’ve taken a plain white notebook here, and basically made a new cover.  I sanded the edges of the Designer Series Paper and used a bit of vellum to tone it down a smidge.

 

One amazing thing about our ink pads is the ability to create many different tones with a single colour!   I’ve also dressed up these cute ice blocks with the Fine Tip Glue Pen, Wink of Stella, and a tiny bit of glitter along the bottom.

I combined both the Cool Treats stamp set and the Suite Sentiments set for the wording along the front.  I thought this was a wonderful reminder to have on the front of a book of thoughts, gratitude, or memories.

I have another version of this notebook which I’ll post next!  (Either late today if I have a chance or Monday when I’m back!)

Check out the Cool Treats bundle, and don’t forget you get a FREE SaleABration item with every $110 purchase!

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Vertical Greetings Double Front Acetate Window Card

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Happy Monday!  I’ve gotten so much done today – everything on my list except head to the gym!  LOL

Today’s share is a window card featuring the Vertical Greetings stamp set.  This is one of the six card kits I gifted to my team this year for Christmas, too:

 

I love the Vertical Greetings stamp set.  I like how the words are vertical and the clean nature of the topiary images.

 

This card design has an extra layer to create the acetate window feature on the front.   Simple fold two A5 cards in half and insert one into the other!

 

You can create the mulitple coloured images by simply using the Stampin’ Write Markers in place of an ink pad.   Not sure which markers and ink pads you need?  Download my free Inventory Checklist!

 

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Christmas Pines Candles – For Your Table

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Do you need a table decoration idea for your Christmas table?  Gift included!

There are many little traditions I share with my three daughters, and one of them is dressing up a holiday table together.  They love to find the fake cranberry with teeth marks from when they were toddlers, light the same candles we’ve had for years, and pull out the decorations that are associated with so many good memories.

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This is one of our Thanksgiving tables for 2016.  The little table gift for each of our guests is also perfect for Christmas:

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I’ve used or White Gift Boxes this year.   I changed them up by cutting a simple circle out of the front of the box and using a small piece of Window Sheet for the “window”.

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Inside each box is a stamped candle, embellished with those so so so cute Mini Pinecones and Burlap Ribbon.

I’ve used the Christmas Pines stamp set for the candle – very effective for this time of year.

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Don’t forget to check out the Closeout Deals & Retiring Items while you are there!

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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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Creative Inker’s Christmas Extravaganza – My Guest Bags

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I personally love altering items, and altering a kraft paper bag is so useful!  My guests at the upcoming Christmas Extravaganzas will each have one of these cute bags for safely transporting their creations home!

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Each bag is embellished with the in colour Designer Series Paper Stack.

 

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I had fun playing with the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlit dies, creating different bags in different colours.  Each bag is also embellished with the new Mica Flakes!

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I also used the Hang Your Stocking Thinlit Dies for variety and fun, too.  I hope they like them!

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Extravaganzas:

Tauranga 29 Oct – SOLD OUT

Hamilton 30 Oct – CLOSED

Auckland 12 Nov – SOLD OUT – wait list open

Nelson 19 Nov – spaces available


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Swirly Birds & Scribbles Altered Notebook Gift & 12 Weeks of Christmas Offer!

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As many of you know, my favorite projects involve taking something rather ordinary and making it great!  Inspired by a swap I received on the Mediterranean Cruise, I recreated this fun, vibrant altered notebook:

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I’ve used the Swirly Bird bundle here in more of an abstract way.  This set is so versatile – from soft and sweet to bright and 80’s!

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I found these notebooks at the local $2 shop and dressed this up using Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White, and Gold Glimmer paper.

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Any young girl would love this!  Or young at heart!  🙂

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