The INKreators Blog Hop- One Sheet Wonder

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We’re back for another INKreators Blog Hop and rather than showcasing particular stamps or product we’ll using a technique – One Sheet Wonder.

If you’re already on the hop then you’ve arrived here from LoveLifeLauren and I’m sue she had something wonderful to inspire you.  If you’ve started here then welcome I hope you enjoy today’s showcase.

With this technique we had the option to either use DSP or make our own – I chose to make my own background paper using this month’s new exclusive and limited time bundle Thoughtful Branches.

I’ve used the single leaf and I think it’s a small branch, a bit like holly berries, and a sheet of A4 vanilla cardstock to make my own DSP.  The leaf was stamped in Wild Wasabi ink and the branch in Real Red.   Now I got a bit ahead of myself and chopped up my stamped background before I photographed it but here is a small piece I had left over.  You should still be able to get an idea of what the whole piece looked like.

 

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From there it was just a matter of cutting up the sheet to fit my cards.

My first two cards feature some more stamps from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set.  There are a total of 23 stamps in this set with a great mix of images and sentiments.  It also lends itself well to Christmas projects with some great tree images and those cute little birds.

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For my third project I decided on a Z fold card.  These are incredibly popular right now, I’ve been seeing them all over the Pinterest.  The stamp set is a new hostess set from the Annual Catalogue called Time of Year.  

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Once again thanks for stopping by and make sure you hop on over to Liv Ingle to see what great projects she has to created for you this month.

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Don’t forget the gorgeous Thoughtful Branches bundle is only available this month or while stock lasts so get in quick to be sure you don’t  miss out.  Onee stock has depleted it will no longer be available for purchase.  If you earnt Bonus Days coupons in July you can use them towards this bundle.  Click here and order yours now before they’re gone.

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Happy Stamping

 

Michelle xx

 

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Inkreations Blog Hop – the new Occasions catalogue

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Happy New Year and welcome to the first Inkreations blog hop for 2016.  I hope you all had a wonderful festive season and spent some quality time with family and friends.  Hopefully you got a chance to recharge your batteries ready for a new year – and sneak in some crafting as well.

Today we are featuring some of our favourites from the new Occasions catalogue.  I say “some” because there are so many fantastic products its impossible to pick just one I like best.

For those of you arriving from LoveLifeLauren  how gorgeous were those cards.  I sooooo love stamp sets with coordinating punches.

So what did I choose – well I settled in the end for the Love Blossoms suite.  I figured with Valentines day almost upon us it would be the perfect opportunity to create for that special someone.

I love how easily the stamp set coordinates with the patterned paper but that’s not surprising it’s one of the things I love most about Stampin’ Up! products; matchy matchy!

So first up is the card featuring the main sentiment from the set.

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Now I don;t mind fussy cutting but for those of you who hate it the Bloomin’ Heart thinlit die makes cutting those small flowers ever so easy.

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The blushing bride ribbon is from the Love Blossoms embellishment kit and finishes off that empty space at the base of the card perfectly.

Next up is little box just big enough for a few chocolates – if you’re anything like me you made the annual resolution to eat less chocolate this year so this will work for you.

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These self closing boxes are really popular right now, you’ll find them all over Pinterest.  A quick google search will bring up heaps of instructions so I won’t bore you with the details here.  The cute little hear under the “it’s in the air” banner features the gorgeous new blushing bride glimmer paper.  This is sure to be a favourite and should go straight on your wish list.

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Thats’s it from me today.  I hope you’ve found a little inspiration in these projects but don’t stop here head on over to Inkreations – I know the lovely Liv Ingle has some great projects for you.

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Don’t forget you can earn yourself free Saleabration product with every $90 spent until the end of March.  If you’d like your very own Occasions or Saleabration catalogue I’m happy to drop one in the post to you or alternatively you can view them online here.

Happy stamping

Michelle

 

The Inkreators Blog Hop presents Sale-a-bration

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Well it’s December and we’re on to our last hop for 2015.  I can’t believe we’re here already.  Christmas is just around the corner and I I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t even got the tree up yet.  But my cards are all ready to go – that’s probably why the tree’s still in it’s box (wink wink).

This month is a sneak peak at Sale-a-bration 2016 – Stampin’ Up!’s biggest and most popular promotion.  There are some fantastic products available this year which you can add to your collection for FREE when you spend just $90 on regular item.  Sale-A-Bration products will be available for customer purchase beginning Jan 5 2016.

So let’s move on and have a peak.  If you’ve started hopping here then welcome.  If you’re joining me from Love Life Lauren then you’ve already  seen her beautiful projects using the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack and the  Botanicals for You (141234-wood or 141237-clear) stamp set.

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So many stamps to choose so little time, I definitely struggled.  I finally settled for the Hello (141240-wood or 141243-clear) stamp set.

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I love the large bold hello font and how cute is that little party hat perched over the “e”.  There are 4 additional greeting stamps which make this a very versatile set for lots of occasions.

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I’m sure you’ve all spied those balloons.  They feature the Perfectly Artistic (141021) designer series paper, another item available for FREE during Sale-A-Bration.

The new balloon punch will be available in the upcoming Occasions catalogue also live from 5 January 2016.  I’ll be showcasing some of those products over the next month.

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This time I’ve swapped out the cute little party hat for the sun and paired it with the “little sunshine” greeting.  Again I’ve used the Perfectly Artistic (141021) paper but the reverse side which has a marbled effect.

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Want a free copy of the Sale-A-Bration or Occasions catalogue?

Leave me a comment or email me and I’ll pop one in the post to you.  For my regular customers they are already ordered for you and should arrive by 5 January.

Well that’s it for my sneak peak today.  Head on over to Laura for some cute cards using the new Honeycomb Happiness stamp set (141288-wood or 141291-clear).

Don’t forget to pop back for some more sneak peaks from both the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogues over the next month.

Products from the both these catalogues will be available to order in my online store from 5 Jan 2016. 

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Happy Stamping

Michelle x

End of Year Sale!

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Its the end of the year, so we’re cleaning our inventory to make room for new products – and we’re offering you some great saving while we do it!  We’re adding more products to our Clearance Rack and discounting select items from the holiday catalogue.  Some of the products on the Holiday Retiring List are discounted up to 40%.

During the End of Year Sale you can find all discounted products in one location in my online store under the Year-End sale category.  So don’t stress if you can’t find the Clearance Rack category because it’s been integrated into the Year-End Sale.  But be quick! – these products sell out SUPER FAST and are only available while stocks last.

Also for one week get discounts up to 50% off select annual catalogue product.  This is a limited time offering and will expire on 17 December.  See the full list of products HERE.

So do yourself a favour and add something under the tree just for you!

You can place your order online HERE or email me and I’ll do it for you.

Happy Stamping

Michelle

Weekly Deals

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This week’s deals are guaranteed to warm you up…….and that’s saying something if you live anywhere along the eastern coast of Australia. It’s been mighty chilly these last couple of weeks. I know it’s winter and we should expect it to be cold right?? But seriously I’m over having to double up on my socks and sleep with a heat bag.

But new Stampin’ Up! product always warm my heart and at a discount – that’s even better!

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If you’d like to order any of this week’s products just click on the thumbnail to go directly to my online store (and shop warm in your pj’s) or call/email me and I’ll place your order for you.

Happy Stamping
Michelle

ESAD Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

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Welcome to the ESAD 2014 Sale-a-bration Blog Hop.  Have you had a chance to look over the SAB catalogue yet, if not I suggest you do it before it goes live on Tuesday.  Don’t have one – contact me and I’ll pop one in the post for you.

Today I’m excited to be previewing some of the fabulous product you can earn free during Sale-a-bration. starting the end of January.

If you have been following the hop in order you will have come from Gail’s blog #23 on the ESAD Blog Hop.  If you get off track at any time you can see the full lineup at the end of this post.  Just click on the next link and you’ll be on your way again.

I have two projects to share with you today featuring the gorgeous Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (133521) and the You’re Lovely (133575 wood & 133578 clear) stamp set.  The colours in this paper are fantastic, subtle and soft with a hint of black to make  them pop.  They coordinate beautifully with the stamps sets from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

First up is a gift card holder which uses the pop’n’cut die as a base.

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The gift card slots neatly into a secondary flap inside the card.

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My second project is an envelope card.  I love the simplicity of a card and envelope all in one and the belly band holds it all together nicely for posting.  The cute little Banner punch (133519) also gets a guernsey here – it’s so easy to whip together a banner using patterned paper or pair it with the Banner Blast (133551 wood & 133554 clear) stamp set, also free during Sale-a-bration, for your own unique creation.

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I apologise for the poor photography.  I was really struggling with these pictures but I’m not quite sure what the problem was.  This was the first project I’ve done since returning from my Christmas break so maybe I’m just a little “off my game”.  Hopefully it’s not a trend lol!

Make sure you head on over to the next blog on the hop and see what Sally has in store for you.  Thanks for visiting and I hope I see you again soon!

Supplies: If you don’t already have your own demonstrator, you can order any of the supplies used to make these projects through my online store.  Or if you’d like to host a party and earn yourself some freebies – who doesn’t love freebies right! – contact me and we’ll organise a date.

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin’ Up! demonstratorsur.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge,  ideas & friendship, and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to leave me a comment with your Email address and I’ll contact you with information on how to join our wonderful group.

Here is the complete blog hop list just in case you get lost.

1.  Narelle Hoggard

www.handmadebynarelle.wordpress.com

2.  Kathryn Ruddick

www.katlodesigns.com

3.  Nikki Sadler

www.nikkisadler.com

4.  Emily Campbell

www.tinykiwicards.blogspot.co.nz

5.  Keryn Campbell

www.kerynscards.com

6.  Leonie Schroder

www.stamp-a-latte.com

7.  Chloe Evans

www.chloscraftcloset.blogspot.com

8.  Amity Knight

www.stampinamity.com.au

9.  Alisha Watson

www.ratherbstamping.blogspot.com

10.  Ann Gerlach

www.discoversu.com

11.  Delys Cram

www.delysc.wordpress.com

12.  Monique Fielder

www.stamping-with-moni-q.blogspot.com

13. Andrea Buckland

www.creatingcardswithandrea.blogspot.com

14.  Paula Reid

www.yellowbearnz.blogspot.com

15.  Pauline Bennetts

www.paulinebennetts.com/stampede

16.  Dianne Dunk

www.stampartbydi.typepad.com

17.  Tamsin Adams

www.tamsinadams.blogspot.com

18.  Corina Beyer

www.beyondinkstamper.com

19.  Richelle Fletcher
www.stampingwithrichelle.blogspot.com

20.  Mel Sharp
www.astampaddiction.com

21.  Christie Kunkel
www.christiescreativecorner.blogspot.com

22.  Nerida Carter
www.stampingjoy.blogspot.com

23.  Gail Kirby
www.stampwithgail.blogspot.com

24.  Michelle Grech – You are HERE!
www.stampmeshell.wordpress.com

25.  Sally Williams
www.sallystampingdelights.blogspot.com

Join Stampin’ Up! for just $25

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This month Stampin’ Up! are celebrating their 25th Anniversary.  A great achievement for any company wouldn’t you agree!
In celebration of the journey for the next 2 weeks (7-21 October) you can join Stampin’ Up! for just $25.  You can join just for yourself and enjoy the benefits of being a demonstrator or if you’d like to earn some extra money or build a flexible home based business I can help you do that too.

Here are the details:

  • This offer is only good for two weeks, so take advantage of it right away!
  • During this offer, only the special $25 starter kit will be available; the regular $169  starter kit will not be available.
  • The $25 Starter Kit includes
    • $26.95 worth of Stampin’ Up! product (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95)
    • Free Shipping on your Starter Kit product
    • Business pack which includes
      • A box of annual catalogues (8)
      • A pack of the current Holiday catalogue (8)
      • Getting Started DVD
      • Customer Order forms
      • Customer postcards

*Place a $300 order within the first 30 days and get:

  • 30% discount
  • $50 in hostess benefits (free product of your choice) $75 if you place the order before 31 October
  • a stamp set of any value from the 2013-14 Annual catalogue (redeemable from 1 Dec)

*Get 20% off all orders thereafter.

*No minimums to make until March 2014.

* Two months free Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) if you subscribe in the first 21 days.

When you join my thINK out loud Team you will also receive a personal gift from me.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me otherwise you can just click on the link below and join right away.  It will only take a few minutes.  Please note………make sure my name is in the upper right corner of the form when you click on the link.

https://ida.stampinup.com?demoid=4000691

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