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A Stamp Camp Creative Challenge

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What a fun weekend I just had!  Our South Island/Nelson stamp camp has come and gone with much fun and learning.  All the guests had a wonderful time – and that includes myself and my daughter Madeleine.  Thanks Catherine and Charlotte for making her weekend so memorable.

One of the games we played was a Creative Challenge.  I gave them all the bits and pieces to a project along with all the tools to complete it the way it was originally designed.  To make it even more difficult, they had to work in teams.

They were given four bits of cardstock, ribbon, the Every Moment set, a few ink pads, an aqua brush, the snot blaster, and a Soft Suede pen.  I also had some post it notes out, but only one group took note of them.

Here is what the five groups designed:

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The three young girls who were our helpers were the judges.  They chose card #2 based on innovation.  Which one would you pick?

And here is the original:

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I was impressed with what they created in 20 minutes!

Check back in tomorrow for a few more tidbits from the weekend!

Supplies Used:'

Stamps: Every Moment set of four  $30.95 

Colours: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede

Other: Scallop Edge Punch, Old Olive 1/8 inch taffeta, Colour Spritzer

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Quick & Easy Thank You and some Updates

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Thank-you-butterfly Back home again after a truly enjoyable week in Hamilton.  Thank you to all who stopped in to say hello either for the first time or for a catch up.

I have since realized that I was giving out the wrong bank account number by one digit!  Blast!  The correct number is asb 12 3260 0014154 50.

I also had the door prize draw last night and congratulations to Ann McDowell of the Bay of Plenty!  I'll post you your prize today!

My September has been sent out as well. If you did not receive it, please email me for your copy.  You can also subscribe here:

 

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Make a Shaped Card with the Big Shot!

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Yesterday just really got away from me!  I had four huge boxes arrive with orders, so many of you can expect your Last Chance List items to arrive shortly.

This is a very very cute project taken from a swap from convention.  The swap is not mine, so I don't have a name to give credit (If someone does, please add a comment), but it's darn cute.  Thanks so much for creating this!

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See how to use your Big Shot to create many, many various shapes cards here:

 

 

Supplies Used:

Colours: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White

Other: Whisper White ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, 1 inch circle punch, 3/4 inch circle punch, Metallic Brads, Large Scallop Circle Die, Big Shot

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Elegant Wedding Project

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This is a stunning swap made by the lovely Diane Bell-Robertson for one of our Stampin' Up! Creative Inkers Team trainings.  It's a beautiful design, whether used for weddings, funerals, birthday, or thinking of you's.

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I just love this project and have shared it with my customers a few times now.  Last Monday I taught a wedding card class and wanted to do this one because it's simple, economical and very effective – all great criterium for wedding projects.

On top of that, when I did a wedding show a few months back, this was by far the most popular option I had on display.

However, at my class, I had some demos coming who had seen this swap.  So I re did it in white.

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I love how this looks, too.  Now, I've kept the bird in the greys and silvers, but how easy would it be to whip a little colour in there to match the wedding theme?

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Now, three gueses on where the eye came from . . . .

Thanks Diane for the lovely inspiration!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: It's Beautiful wheel  $18.95

Colours: Basic Black, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Silver

Other: Basic Grey Taffeta Ribbon, XL Bird Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Clear Embossing Powder

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Cute Refrigerator Magnets

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This is a Quick and Easy stamping project you can make using your Stampin’ Up supplies and the widely available plant rocks.


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I’ve used a variety of images here, but any small image will do.  Simply trace around the rock onto your card, cut out and adhere using Crystal Effects.  Add a magnet on the back.  so easy!


These make great little projects for kids’ parties, wedding favours, and more.



Supplies Used:


Stamps: various – any small stamp will be great, especially line art ones (those that can be coloured in)


Other: Clear plant rocks, crystal effects, glitter, magnet

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{Fresh Cuts does it Again}

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How I love my Fresh Cuts notes!  So clean and simple and quick to jazz up – and at only $20.95 for 15 die cut cards AND envelopes . . . you can't go wrong!

The original concept for this design was shared with me by my lovely team member, Heather Stewart.  I shared this project as one of my presentations at convention because it meets my four criterium for a good class/workshop project:

Stampin-up-cottage-wall-fre 1. shows new products and/or techniques

2. Relatively fool-proof and reasonably quick to do

3. Doesn't use a truckload of tools nor supplies

4. Great design and colour

I loved this one the moment I set eyes on it.  With or without the bird, it's a real winner.

If you haven't tried the Fresh Cuts or the Pendant Notes, you need to give them a go.  Let me know if you'd like me to bring either of these two products to the next class, demonstration or gathering!

Order yours here

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Heard from the Heart $36.95 Clear mount

Colours: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Orchid Opulance, Soft Suede

Other: Cottage Wall DSP, Build a Brad, Five Petal Flower Punch, Large Bird Punch, Soft Suede Ribbon, 1/2 inch hole punch

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{Window Dressing + Promotion}

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Good morning!

I've been wanting to put this up for a while – this cutie card the famous Bron Heslop sent me a few weeks ago.  Well today's the day! 

Bron made me this sweet card as a little boost when she knew I was a wee bit down.  I have such wonderful, supportive women around me, both on my team and amongst my customers.  This "job" of mine has truly been such an enormous blessing in my life.  I am not even hardly the same woman I was four years ago.

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Anyway, on to the project!

Bron has used the oh-so-cute Window Dressing stamp set – a level three hostess set here and coloured it in using blender pens.  The layout is simple and effective.  I like how she's matted the image with two non-symmetrical mats – very cool. 

Bron is thinking outside the square (ha ha) and coming up with something that costs no more nor takes any more time, but adds that little bit more.

And now my special offer for the day:  I know many of you love the Window Dressing set, but bemoan the fact that it takes such high sales to get a free one.  The good news is I have a spare set here!

It's up for grabs!  Simply place an order via phone or email between now and midnight Friday May 14th.  Every $20 spent gets you in the draw to win the Window Dressing set FREE! 

 And as an extra – I will donate 20% of the total sales to the girls' cheerleading fund.  (We have $1200 due in on Friday, so every little bit helps!)

Thanks for all your support!

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{Asian Artistry and a Scavenger Hunt Challenge}

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This is a super Quick & Easy template that is easily adapted to fit virtually any stamp and colour combination.

Here, I've used the gorgeous new Level 2 Hostess set, Asian Artistry. We just have this one for a few months, so consider hostessing a workshop OR gathering up orders to collect this set for FREE!!

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In the meantime, I have one extra Asian Artistry set sitting here on my desk.  Here's how you can get your hands on it:  Email me with the page number in the Winter Mini of the inspiration card for the above project (you'll know it when you see it) and enter the draw to win the Asian Artistry set FREE! 

Send an order with the page number and get additional entries into the draw – your name goes in once for the correct page number and once for every $10 of your order!  Email or phone orders only between now and 7pm Wednesday night!!

In addition, I'll donate 20% of the order amounts to our jar of monies for my daughters' Cheerleading Trip to Australia!  Thanks for your support! Good luck!!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Asian Artistry Level 2 Hostess Set

Colours: Old Olive, Real Red, Soft Suede, Confetti Cream

Other: Real Red 5/8 Grosgrain ribbon, Haiku Designer Papers

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