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Just Add Ink # 488 – Celebrate Blog Hop!

Hi and Happy New Year!    I’m really pleased to be opening the first 2020 Just Add Ink Challenge.   It’s a pretty special one!

It’s a Blog Hop!
It’s all about Celebration!
Our 10th Year!
And it’s Celebrating 1000 Just Add Ink Followers!

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Personally, at this time of year, I think there is a lot to Celebrate and reflect on.  The year that has been and the year to come.

For me, 2019 was fabulous, with my time in Europe being a massive highlight.   At work, our busy Meeting Season went really well with European staff to help us out.   There is so much for me to Celebrate and be thankful for.

2020 – while there are no big trips planned (sad face)  I am looking forward to the year ahead.

I have been so blessed to have been with Just Add Ink for the entire 10 years,  since it started.  Over the holidays I have been reflecting on the cards and projects that I have put together for the Challenges over the years, which has been fun.  So for a laugh, here’s my first ever Just Add Ink Project: This was a colour challenge.

JAI # 1 Jan 2010

So – now to 2020 and the card I have created for the Celebration Blog Hop.
I have made this card to Thank a lovely lady.

JAI # 488The Stamps, Dies and DSP are all current Sale-a-Brations products that you can earn for FREE.

Can you see the sparkle on the Water Lily?  I added a bit of Wink of Stella.JAI # 488 a

The Celebrate Blog Hop is set up in a loop so it doesn’t matter where you start.  All you need to do is to follow along is click the “Next” Button at the end of each persons post and you will be taken to the next stop.  Remember the Blog Hop also incorporates the Just Add Ink Challenge for this week – so after you have finished Hopping……go…create….and then Share your project with us at Just Add Ink.

So – here we go!!   To advance onto the next Just Add Ink Design Team Member, click on the ‘Next’ button below.    Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the lovely Nikki Spencer…Enjoy and Celebrate with us!!

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As I mentioned before, I feel there is a lot to Celebrate and be Thankful for at the moment.   But I also know, that not everyone feels that way.

To encourage a few ladies to think about what they are grateful for or perhaps to acknowledge the little things that bring them joy, I decorated a couple of note books for them.   That way they can write down the joy in their lives, in the hope that over time, they will be reminded of all the blessing around them.


19 thoughts on “Just Add Ink # 488 – Celebrate Blog Hop!”

  1. Love the colours you have used in your design and how they reflect so much light that co’ordinates with the beautiful designer paper. The touch of glitter always adds a touch of class to me.
    Love the idea of your notebooks… must use that idea if you don’t mind.

  2. Happy 10th! The photo inspiration is just gorgeous and you’ve captured it well in your card. It’s fun to look back on the first card, isn’t it? Enjoy the celebration. Karen F.a/k/a Kampin’ Karen

  3. Not doing this for a price!!
    Wow 10 years! That is a long time! I hope to get to the 5 year-point in March for being in the DT of TIME OUT Challenges and I now what a discipline and work goes in there! Now That this is much appreciated!

  4. A beautiful card Chantelle – love your colours and most definitely the waterlily theme… a huge congrats to you and the JAI team, a wonderful effort — lots more creative cards please, Robyn

  5. How wonderful to see your first JAI creation, & now your current side by side. Congrats on 10 fabulous years, Chantell (I’m 6 months behind you, joining in June of 2010). I love the friendships we’ve all formed & look forward to our next get together in person. xx

  6. Congratulations Chantell on being part of JAI from the very beginning and how amazing is it to look back on cards we made a while ago and see our style evolve and change! So looking forward to our next JAI catch up xx

  7. Your project is so lovely Chantell, the colours and design are a beautiful combination and those notepads are such a thoughtful gift.
    Huge congrats on your 10 yrs, such a fabulous personal milestone.
    It’s been an absolute pleasure sharing the JAI journey with you and hopefully we can catch up in person again soon. Thank you for being such a wonderful support. Hugs my lovely friend. Xx

  8. Lovely combination of the paper & the lily dies. Keeping that one up my sleeve for when I get to those goodies. Happy anniversary, Chantell. What an awesome milestone for you.
    Hugs, D

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