You Move Me VIDEO – Interactive Pocket Card!

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Today’s share is featuring the new You Move Me Bundle from Stampin’ Up!.  This is a set that admittedly looks a little odd in the catalogue, but wait until you see it in action!  Quite unique, this interactive card will truly wow the recipient:

I’ve used Fresh Fig, Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Sky, and So Saffron in this project.

I’ve kept the front relatively simple; this project doesn’t lend itself to too many layers anyway.

The new Glitter Enamel Dots are just gorgeous!  I can see I’ll be using a lot of these!

So far the bird looks good, but nothing amazing – watch the video below to see her in action!


And the Very Vanilla piece inside pulls out (necessarily) and is in itself a folded card for your sentiments.  Check out how to make this quick project in the video as well as seeing the bird fluttering in action:

( I got a new phone case so I sound a bit like I’m under water; I’ll take the case off next video!! LOL)


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Bonus Days are Here! Plus Christmas in July!

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Bonus Days are back and with a brand new catalogue, what a great time to earn Bonus Coupons.

For every $60 you spend between July 1 – 31 (before shipping and tax) you will receive a $6.00 Bonus Days Coupon.  Starting Aug 1 – 31 you can redeem them (perhaps on the NEW Early Release of the Christmas Bundle coming in August).

How it works:

You must enter an e-mail address on your  online orders or I will send you the codes if the order was placed directly through me via email or in a class.

In August, simply place your order and input your codes (or include with your order) for your discount – easy!

No Limits on the coupons you can earn, and no minimums or maximums on redeeming them.

Available on all orders, but  excludes Starter Kit (starter kits already ship free and have $145. in free extra goodies – and an additional bonus if you sign up in July – see below).



In addition to the great deal offered in the Starter Kit when you sign up to my team, during July you get an extra $145 in bonuses!  Here is what you will receive:

* For $189, you can have a $285 shopping spree out of the catalogue!

*Plus you will receive Paper Snips, two D blocks, Grid Paper, and a bone Folder

*On top you will receive the upcoming Carols of Christmas stamp set (this will be released in the Holiday Catalogue in September)

*You can READ MORE about the ongoing benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!  You will love it!


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Wood Textures Meets Colorful Seasons

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It’s been a week since I last posted.  We are down to the wire now with my eldest daughter leaving to serve a mission, and there has been so much to prepare, and of course, spending all the last moments with her that I can.

Today’s share is inspired by a display sample shared by Paula Dobson at our last OnStage (Stampin’ Up! training day) here in Auckland.  I loved the page she created, then adapted the concept to suit my style and photos:


I would describe my favorite style as “clean vintage”, and this layout is exactly that.   Using the flower image from the new Wood Words set, I love the little bit of border with copper splatters on the expanse of white.  Here I’ve used Elegant Eggplant to tie in with Madeleine’s sweatshirt.



I love, love, love the look of stamping directly onto these new Wood Textures papers, so we will be doing that more!   And this awesome branch and flowers are from the new Colorful Seasons dies.  They have a bit of an Asian feel which just adds a bit of interest and unexpected to a project like this.



Another fun details is the crumpling of the doily here along the edge.  And I love the copper embossing powder.  And I love how it looks like I’ve spilled it, but it totally just works with the colours.  Great stuff!


Thanks for stopping by on a cold Thursday evening in New Zealand!   I look forward to seeing some of you this Saturday at our Tauranga Extravaganza where we will make four projects with all new products!

Tauranga 1 July

Auckland 22 July

Nelson 29 July

Hamilton 30 July

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Thailand Achiever’s Blog Hop – Bench Fold Bookcase Builder Card!

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Welcome to another blog hop for worldwide demonstrators who have achieved the Thailand Grand Vacation!  (16 days until we go!!).  You have landed in New Zealand on the hop!


Today’s share is a fun Bench Fold card using the new Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack:


I thought this could be a great little card for masculine themes, teenagers, or babies!


I loved the Cable Knit folder used here for a little table runner.   Cute!

All the images are from the Bookcase Builder stamp set – so you can mix and match both colours and images to create anything you want on the little shelves.


And like magic, the card folds down flat (or relatively flat) to fit inside a standard envelope.

The new product here is also one of my top three picks for the new catalogue – the Wood Textures Designer Series Stack.  These are FABulous papers perfect for the guys, kids, flowers, vintage  . . . . just love them!

If you live in New Zealand and don’t already have a demonstrator, I’d love to be yours!

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of the hop!

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Discontinued Stampin’ Up! Products for Sale! Win/Win!

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I have a couple boxes of used, discontinued Stampin’ Up! products in my craft room waiting for a new, loving home.  In addition, my eldest daughter is leaving shortly for her full time mission and we still have a few supplies to gather up (shopping).  Help me and grab yourself a bargain!

All items are used. If you are wanting to know exact condition, please email or text me 021 128 9923.  All are certainly useable and in working order.

First in, first served.


Stamp sets

  • Greatest Greetings – $25
  • Homemade for You – $15
  • Friendly Wishes – $20
  • Hey, Chick (Sale-A-Bration) – $15
  • Designer Tee (Sale-A-Bration) – $20
  • Delicate Details (SaleABration) $15
  • Avant Garden (SaleABration) $15


  • Flower Patch – $50 (dies and stamp set)
  • Special Reason – $60 (dies and stamp set)
  • Acorny thank you (punch and stamp set) $50


  • Botanical Builder Framelits – $30
  • Timeless Tags Thinlits $25
  • Christmas Greetings – Merry and Jolly only $5

Re-Inkers – $6 each

  •  Mint Macaron
  • (2) Lost Lagoon

Embellishments / Miscellaneous

  •  Brights Sequins Assortment – $6
  •  Sprinkles Embellishments – $8
  • Mint Macaron Ink Pad $5
  • Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper (2 sheets of 12×12) $8


  • Paisley Frame Embossing Folder $5



  • Confetti Punch $25
  • Snowflake Punch $25
  • Blossom Punch $25
  • Festive Flower Builder $25
  • Project Life Corner Rounder $10
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Crafting Forever – Gifts for my Open House Tomorrow!

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Tomorrow I am hosting an Open House (Drop in between 10-2) for the new catalogue, and I wanted to make a few gift items for the day, too.  What set is more perfect that the Crafting Forever?   So cute!


So five attendees tomorrow will receive one of these gift bags:


Each little bag contains two card bases, six pieces of Designer Series Paper, and 1 meter of ribbon.  All the corresponding In-Color, of course!

Each bags has a simple piece of cardstock folded over the top, embossed in the new Garden Trellis folder, and then the paintbrush image from the Crafting Forever set watercolored in.

I really didn’t want to cut these out five times over, so I watercolored a little bit of Smokey Slate around each image to give the illusion of 3D.    If you do watercoloring at all (or want to), I strongly suggest you get yourself a Smokey Slate ink pad for your tool kit!

Above we have Powder Pink, Berry Burst, and Fresh Fig.


And these two new colours are Tranquil Tide and Lemon LIme Twist.

I look forward to giving these out tomorrow!   And it’s not too late to let me know if you are coming – drop in between 10-2pm in my studio in Birkenhead.  There is not cost to this event – Just come and make a few projects and enjoy a cuppa!


Thanks for stopping by,


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Vintage Background Bits – Colour INspiration 11

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Welcome to another Colour Inspiration Colour Challenge!  You are now visiting Jacque Williams in New Zealand.  This fortnight we have #11 – a yummy mix of Soft Suede, Marina Mist, and Early Espresso.

Please join us over the next two weeks uploading your own projects in the above colours (plus black, white, vanilla or any metallics) by joining us on the Colour Inkspiration Challenge Page.  It’s also quite fun to see what others create!

I chose to use one of the new host sets, Background Bits.  I just love the versatile and vintage feel to this set:

The main image is heat embossed in Clear Embossing Powder and then inked over the top in all three of the challenge colours.  I used a circle out of scrap cardstock to mask off the moon image while sponging, too.

This is such an easy to way to create a wow background!

I also used the script stamp in the set to do a little bit more stamping onto the background.

Finish off with a bit of glitter. And just a bit in keeping with the vintage style!


Background Bits is a host set, meaning you can receive it free when you host a Stampin’ Up! workshop OR when you/you and some friends place an order of $300 or more.  It’s a truly gorgeous set!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I know you’ll enjoy the rest of the hop.  You’ll be visiting the talented Lou Kitzelman next!

If you live in New Zealand and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d love to be yours!   I’m having a Free Open House for the new catalogue 17 June 10-1pm.   Come along and make some projects, take photos of new displays, and have a cuppa!   Feel free to bring a friend, too.   Free gift for the first five registrants.  Register HERE.

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Remarkable You in the new Fresh Fig!

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Well I think I’m just totally in love with the new Wood Textures Paper Stack. I just keep reaching for it!

Today’s share is a remake of a card I shared from the last catalogue year, but this time done with the new Wood Textures papers and coloured with the Fresh Fig:


This gorgeous magnolia is from the Remarkable You stamp set, a great set with open images for watercoloring.    I’ve used Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, and Fresh Fig here for the flower.

And loving the new tassels!  They sure do add elegance to even a simple project!


This project was made with the new Thick Vanilla cardstock as the base, then the front covered in the Wood Textures Paper Stack.    Next is just some simple layering on the front with a small strip of Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper, Fresh Fig Ribbon, and a doily.

This Saturday I’m holding a Free New Catalogue Open House~!  Drop in between 10-2pm and stay for as little or long as you like!  Make a few projects, pick up a copy of the catalogue if you don’t have one, have a cuppa, and take pictures of displays!  Please RSVP by Friday.

Thanks for stopping by!

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