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Just Add Ink # 490 – Just Add an Easel!

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Just Add an Easel is the Challenge this week at Just Add Ink. 

I decided to make an Easel card which is a fun fancy fold that is surprisingly easy to put together.  It has a built-in easel, which means the main artwork on the card stands up beautifully.  The easel part of the card then lies flat for mailing.

For this challenge I decided to step it up a bit by making a Quad Easel card.   This means that I made 4 easels and attached them to one card base.

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I used a variety of Stamp sets for this project.  Lovely Lilly Pad Stamps and Dies, So Happy Together, Fabulous Flamingo.

I also used a variety of colours.  The main ones are Granny Apple Green, Garden Green and Melon Mambo.  I love the bright and boldness of them.

To join us for this Challenge follow this link to Just Add Ink.  While you are there, check out the rest of the Easel inspired cards from the Design Team.

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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.

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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.

 

Sale-a-bration

New Catalogue and Sale-A-Brations!

The NEW 2020 January – June catalogue is here and I know you are going to love it. I certainly do. This Catalogue is packed wonderful new products.

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Make sure you message me today to get your own copy of the new Catalogue – n.crandall@windowslive.com

Inside you will find a marvelous selection of Stamps, punches, dies, ribbon, Memories and More card and some lovely DSP.

I love the Painted Poppies suite. It immediately caught my eye (can’t miss it on the front cover).  Here are a couple of cards that I have made using the Painted Poppies Stamp set and DSP.

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And guess what??……  As well as the NEW catalogue, the wait is over for Sale-a-brations!! It starts today too!

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If you are unfamiliar with Sale-a-brations – it means FREE products. For every $90 (AUD) spent on any Stampin Up! Products, you can choose a FREE Sale-a-brations product. There are some really cute and pretty products available.

Here’s a little card I made with the Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set, which is one of the FREE Sale-a-brations stamp sets.    Visit my online store to check out the other FREE products that are available.

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I’m looking forward to showing more cards and projects shortly and hope you get some time to create this weekend.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 443 – Just Add Two…

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The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is a fun Choose Two challenge (suggested by Jan). So that means you can ‘Choose Two’ out of the three options Embossing Paste, Colouring or Sequins to feature on your project.
I choose the Embossing Paste and Sequins – although now when I look at it………I have all three on there.  LOL.

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I coloured the Embossing Paste with my re-inkers and then mushed them together to get the colours mixing.   The Butterfly comes from the Sale-a-brations Botanical Butterfly DSP

Here’s the link to Just Add Ink – so you can check out all the other Choose Two projects – and share yours with us too.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 440 Just Add Something New!

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Hi ya, Happy 2019 everyone!!   This is going to be a very exciting year, so stay tuned for things to come!!

Welcome also to the first “Just Add Ink” challenge for 2019.    In true Just Add Ink tradition we are starting the year with a Blop Hop – so I hope you are hoping along and enjoying see all the Just Add Something New projects.  You may have just come from Kim’s Blog,

The  “Just Add Something New!” Theme is perfect for this time of year, because not only is it a New Year – but we also have a new Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-brations in full swing too.   

Adding “Something New” to your projects may be in the form of a new product, stamps, a technique or even something from your craft stash that you have not used before.

So here is my “Just Add Something New!” project

I have used the Gingham Gala DSP from the Occasions Catalogue and the So Hoppy Together Stamp Set from the Sale-a-bration

The Gingham kinda reminds me of the table cloths that my Grandma used to have on her table.  I really love the soft pretty colours.When you have worked your way through the Blog Hop, join us for this Challenge at Just Add Ink.

Click the  “Next” button below to advance to the lovely Denita Wright-Smee’s Blog………….Enjoy!!
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Just Add Ink # 306 – Sympathy….

Sadly, we all need Sympathy cards from time to time, and I don’t know about you – but I find them hard to make.   I guess it’s is because when we want to give a sympathy card – it’s a sad occasion.  But I must say – I really appreciated the ones I received last year.

This is the card I made for this Challenge…
I used the Flowering Fields (Sale-a-Bration) stamp set and a double stamping technique.

The Sympathy Cards the Design Team have made are all lovely. Go to Just Add Ink to check them out.  Join us for this Challenge because having a Sympathy card on hand is a very good idea – and joining the Just Add Ink Challenges are fun too.

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Just Add Ink # 303…….Just Add E

It’s Friday  (well it’s actually Saturday and I am just late posting this!) and it’s time for the new Just Add Ink challenge.   Challenge # 303 has been suggested by Tina.  “Just Add …E”

So with Easter coming up in about a week or so I created an Easter Card.

I like the bright colours on this card – I noticed them in the Shop window of a Chocolate Factory Shop as I was walking to work one morning during the week…..the little dots were punched and glued on individually.
I’ve been working on some fancy fold cards this week – and this is one of them.
Below are some pics to show you how it opens.

Join us for this fun Just Add E challenge at Just Add Ink.   Check out all the lovely Easter (and other E themed projects) that you can CAS from the Design Team.