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{Kristina Werner Colour Challenge 44 Take Two}

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Annetriangle box These are some lovely projects made by by friend and downline, Anne Dil.  She doesn't have a blog (yet!), so I am happy to host her creative efforts here.  That offer stands for any of my team or customers who want to play the game!

Anne's first project is a simple box that we've nicknamed the Triangle Box.  She's used Baroque Motifs here – the most used and loved set I own.  I love how she's embossed with glitter over the word – a great detail that doesn't take too much away from the focal image.

Annebirthdaybest Her second project is a wee card made with a retiring set, Birthday Best (29.95 set of four).  The close is done with the slit punch and the background is made up with a great little set called Little Pieces (39.95 set of eight), which is also being deleted by the end of the month!  Order these two goodies before they run out!

Thanks Anne for sharing!!

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{Colour Challenge and an Easy Gift Idea}

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This is a little gift idea I stole off the net a while back; I love it!

 Stampinupribbongift It's an easy little folder/pocket that has a cello bag inside filled with ribbon wrapped around four Round Tab punches.  I love that the "gift" inside can be made to totally coordinate with the project.  This is great for crafting friends without spending a bundle, either.

This project features the slit punch for the closure and also the two flowers from Office Accoutrement set, which just so happens to have shown up on the Retiring Stamp set list on Sunday.  The white border around the flower is made up of . . . the large oval punch!

Stamp sets:  Office Accoutrement, Sprinkles, So Many Sayings

Colours used:  Soft Sky, Pale Plum, Certainly Celery

Stampinupribbongift2 Other:  Large Oval Punch, Scallop Edge punch, Word Window Punch, Slit punch, Round Tab punch, brads, ribbons, soft subtle buttons

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{Kristina Werner Colour Challenge #44}

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Brown and pink together is one of my favourite combinations – a no-fail standby.

Stampinuplikeitalatte Today has been quite cold in Auckland, although that might be because I have shorts and a singlet on, so I pulled out this hot chocolate pouch for a sample.  Pretty much everything on this project is being deleted by the end of March, so get it now if it's on your wish list!

If I have time tomorrow, I will do up a page using this colour combo as well; we'll see how much work I can get done today!

Stamp sets:  Like it a latte

Colours:  Pretty in PInk, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate chip, Purely Pomegranate

Other: Berry Bliss Designer Series Papers, Soft Subtles Eyelets, various ribbons, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, stampin' sponges

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{Simply Said Post-It Gift}

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I enjoy making little gifts for people – just something a little bit more than a card but not a huge gift that creates expectations. Just a little "I love you" or "Thank you very very much" type of thing.Stampinuppostitcoaster

We made up this little gift item in class last week using post-it notes and two coasters. The stamp set used here is one that I hadn't gotten out in a while, and seeing it in ink again put a smile on my face.  Luckily, this one is staying around for another year. 

The papers an dthe punch, however, are not!  The Spring Bouquet punch is great value because you get three flowers on the one punch, all perfect for layering up as on this project.

Stampinuppostitcoaster2 Do you have a favourite gift idea?  Leave me a comment and let me know what you do!

Stamps:  Simply Said

Colours:  Basic Grey for stamping and Regal Rose, Summer Sun, and Certainly Celery

Other:  Grosgrain ribbon, Spring Fling papers, Spring Bouquet punch, Soft Subtles brads, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, coasters

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{An Easy Mini Album or WOW card}

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Moviemonday

This is a fantastic little template a lovely lady named Carrie showed to us at last year's Stampinupminialbumafttea Stampin' Up! training convention in Sydney.  I have used this quite a bit, and am pleased to hear that many of you have been as well!

One sweet customer, Lisa, told me that she made some of these up and let her daughter do all the embellishing, which is a great idea!  What young girls (we're all young, aren't we?) wouldn't enjoy that?  I'm thinking about the tween birthday party my eldest wants to have next month . . .

The first sample is one that many of you have made with me, using the Afternoon Tea Designer Series Papers and the Live Your Dreams stamp set (which is on the Bushfire Appeal list). 

The second sample uses the Le Jardin papers and the Carte Postale stamp set (both on the retired list) and the third one – you'll have to watch the movie! 

Stampinupminialbum The basics of how this goes together is in the movie (mum's tv show, as it's called at my house) because it's rather tricky to explain in print, but easy to explain with visuals.  The rest, the embellishing, is up to you!  Enjoy!

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{Oh So Lovely Tall Box}

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Another favourite Hostess Set! Oh, So Lovely has been well used at my house becuase it's the only "tall" flower in the book!  And I enjoy the look of the distressed stamp (the Creamy Caramel texture behind the flower), both with this set and mixed in with other Stampinuptall-box sets, too.  This particular stamp set will be deleted as of March 31st.

This is an invaluable template because this box uses only one measurement and no template!  You only need one sheet of A4 card to make this size, but of course, it can be made smaller and bigger, shorter and taller to suit your needs.

I teach a fun class I call "No Template Bags and Boxes".  Book yours today and receive your FREE Oh, So Lovely Stamp set! 

Stamp sets:  En Francais Background stamp, Oh, So Lovely, Occasional Greetings

Colours: Almost Amethyst, Creamy Caramel, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, various markers for colouring image

Other:  Hodge Podge Clip for closure, ribbon, Dazzling Diamons glitter

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{Time Well Spent . . . is nearly gone!}

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This set has been a favourite with my hostesses – just about five weeks left and it will be deleted!

Stampinuptimewellspent I don't use a lot of blue in my work naturally; so this one was a little stretch for me.  The yellow card is Barely Banana, but the yellow ink is Summer Sun.  Barely Banana and Summer Sun are the same yellow, just a shade and a tint of each other.

Using lights and darks of the same colour is an effective way to get some visual depth without creating extra contrast or "busy-ness" to a project.  To further that idea, I used vellum for one of my layers because it didn't add any colour.

The clips in the Hodge Podge kits are another easy way to add just a bit of ribbon.  It adds a lot of texture and colour without costing much, either, because you only use a few centimetres of ribbon.

To earn your free hostess set, consider booking a workshop with me!

Stampinuptimewellspent2 Stamps: Time Well Spent, Simply Said, Everyday Flexible Phrases

Colours: Ballet blue, Barely Banana, Summer Sun, Basic Black

Other:  Hodge Podge Clip, grosgrain ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, vellum, mat pack, sponge dauber

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{Bodacious Bouquet Box}

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I had a full-on weekend, three full days of non-stop going and going.  But I enjoyed it!  I really did – it's the wonderful ladies out there, the hugs, and the enthusiasm that makes this job so fun and rewarding.  It's YOU who keep me going!

So my Monday post is Tuesday this week because I was with some of my favourite people on my normal blogging day.

Stampinupbodaciousbox This is a box I made up for a magazine layout, inspired by two different projects made by my downline, Tracee Jones (Waihi) and Pauline McArdle (Napier).  I just love these colours together! 

The flowers have been done using the Rock and Roll technique to acheive the hint of pink along the edges of the Barely Banana flowers.  I am happy to show you this one upon request.

Bodacious Bouquet has been a favourite of mine, and I am sad to see that it will be deleted as of March 31st.  This set is also on the Bushfire Appeal list (half of the cost of the set will be donated to the Bush Fire fund), so it's a great time Stampinupbodaciousbox2 to order this one  while you still can!

Stamp Set:  Bodacious Bouqet

Colours: Mellow Moss, Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose

Other:  5/8 vanilla grosgrain ribbon, rose red brads

 

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