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In This World in Vintage Faux Patina

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This is my second project using the In This World stamp set, this time using the Faux Patina technique.  It’s a favorite technique of mine because everyone’s turns out quite differently.  It’s fun to see!

Very different from the Vintage Z Fold Card, this project uses darker colours and a has a more subdued look:

 

 

The background is created using the door image, the Lovely Lace Embossing Folder, various inks (PeekaBoo Peach, Crumb Cake, Sweet Sugarplum, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, and Pool Party), and Copper Embossing Powder.

 

I made the flower using both the Pansy Punch and the Botanical Blooms Dies, but you can also use anything you prefer here.

 

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In This World in Vintage Z Fold

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Happy New Year!

One of the class kits I gifted my team for Christmas centered around the In This World stamp set.  This is something of an eclectic set and fun to use:

 

I used one of the samples in the catalogue as inspiration for this one, but changed up the size, a few elements, and made it a z fold card.  I thought the sample was just beautiful.

 

It’s one of those projects that takes a little bravery, but following just a few techniques, you let the ink run where it may and create a unique piece each time.

 

To create the Z fold, simply score a strip of cardstock into thirds (or approximately thirds), and adhere between two panels.  So easy and fun!

Tomorrow is a big day in Stampin’ Up! world with the release of the new Occasions catalogue and the start of the SaleABration period.  Check back tomorrow for all the details!  (If you want to order In This World, best to do it after 4 Jan).

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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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Mediterranean Achiever’s Blog Hop – Thankfulness

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Welcome to the final blog hop for the Mediterranean Achievers!  (Next month is the start of a new Stampin’ Up! year, and therefore we will be celebrating those who have earned the Thailand trip).

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You have now landed in Auckland, New Zealand and are visiting Jacque Williams.  Our theme this month is gratitude, and my share is a scrapbooking layout I made of the girl I grew up with like a sister:

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I’ve used the fabulous Copper Embossing Powder for both the title and for virtually all the edging in this layout.   These words (and all the stamps on the page) are from the Paisleys & Posies stamp set.

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Each of the flowers was made with the Pansy Punch and the Petite Flower Punch, as well as the Paisley Framelits.

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One of my favorite new products int the Holiday Catalogue is the Kraft Rope Trim – just love the look of this!

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I’ve also added a bit of the clear Wink of Stella to the printed paper for subtle interest.

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Thanks for stopping by!   I know you’ll enjoy the rest of the participants in the hop, too!

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Thoughtful Branches – Hydrangea Layout

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Scrapbooking is one form of crafting that I find very rewarding.  I sure love showcasing my daughters and other special relationships; I find these emotions very creatively inspiring!

Today’s layout features the August exclusive Thoughtful Branches.  This is a gorgeous set with such versatility:

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I was pleased with how this one came together after much fun mess-making!

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The Thoughtful Branches die designed for cutting out the tree leaves can also be used for a flower bunch!  Here I’ve made my personal third-favorite flower: hydrangeas.

I’ve also used the much-beloved Hardwood background stamp.  A must!

stampin up thoughtful branches watercolor hydrangea glitterStamp over the top of the petals with the “leaves” stamp image and use a bit of Heat and Stick plus Dazzling Diamonds to add some sparkle.

stampin up thoughtful branches birds on a wire watercolor washMy favorite element on this page is the birds .. . . . they are just so so so adorable!

stampin up thoughtful branches birds ona wire flourishing phrases watercolorI also can’t get enough of the copper.  Copper Metallic Thread, Copper Embossing Powder, and Copper Foil coming soon!

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This panel features the Faux Patina technique.  Again, elements of copper are just stunning.

stampin up thoughtful branches copper emboss hydrangeaMy journaling panel here is embellished with more of the stamps from Thoughtful Branches, in the perfectly coordinating Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky, and Pear Pizzazz.

I am really happy with how this layout turned out and would love to share it with you!  And remember this bundle is only available during August!

20 August Tauranga – 3 layouts $45

24 August Titirangi – 7pm  $15

17 September Nelson – 3 layouts $45

Private class bookings available

Thanks for reading!

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Thoughtful Branches in Copper Emboss

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I am really loving this new stamp set and die bundle, Thoughtful Branches.  This one is available only during August, so please order your set early!

Here I have created a project inspired by Krista Frattin, with a few minor changes:

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How I love copper!  And paired with the fresh Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Pool Party, and Wild Wasabi, it looks fantastic.

stampin up thoughtful branches copper powder sweet sugarplumI’m in love with these sweet, little birds.  Just this afternoon I finished a layout using these little guys and they are so CUTE!

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And yes, you can redeem your Bonus Days Vouchers for this set!

Thanks for reading!

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Hello! Annual Catalogue 2016 – 2017 Blog Hop

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13240136_10154100609925900_8471485086832024931_nWelcome to the Hello! Annual Catalogue 2016-2017 Blog Hop! You’ll be hopping around 11 amazing Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrators blogs, each with an inspirational project, featuring new catalogue products.
Currently you’re visiting Jacque Williams from Auckland, New Zealand!  My share today is a shaker card using the oh-so-cute Sunshine Sayings Bundle:
stampin up sunshine wishes sayings shaker card petalThe background is embossed with the new Petal Burst embossing folder and then lightly inked with the also new Flirty Flamingo.
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 LOVE this swirly flower and the stamp/die cut combo for sentiments.  I can see I’ll be using this one quite a bit, particularly in scrapbooking.
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 I made up another version as I was playing with this bundle, this time adding a few more stamps in the background and leaving the embossed frame uninked.  So many possibilities!
Thank you for visiting today. The next stop is the talented Bibiana Cameron.  There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
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Spring/Summer Farewell 2016 – Love Blossoms DSP Stack

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Welcome to part 1 of our Occasions Catalogue Farewell 2016 Blog Hop!

You’ll be hopping around to 6 countries and will visit 11 amazing Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrators, each with an inspirational project for you to enjoy. The retired list is out now so we’re saying ‘farewell’ to some amazing products, only around while supplies last or until 31st May 2016.

Currently you’re visiting Jacque Williams from New Zealand!

You can continue hopping my using the list of names at the end of this post.

My share today is inspired by a dear Australian friend of mine, Shannean Moncrieff, who presented me with a lovely gift at our recent OnStage (demonstrator training event) here in Auckland:

stampin up grateful bunch beautiful bouquet jacque williamsWhilst the Grateful Bunch stamp set bundle I used is NOT retiring, the Love Blossoms paper stack sadly is!

stampin up grateful bunch crumb cake mother's dayThis design also looks striking in the Crumb Cake version (using the same paper stack).

stampin up grateful bunch blushing bride beautiful bouquetThe little Rose Red ribbon clips are from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Pack, which is also discontinuing.  Love all the little goodies you get in those kits!  And, of course, they coordinate perfectly with the paper stack.

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Thank you for visiting today. I’d love to see you back here again next Friday 13th May for Part 2 of our Spring/Summer Farewell 2016. The next stop on the farewell hop is the talented Jason Loucks. You don’t want to miss it!

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