Blog Hop, Challenges, Just Add Ink, Secret Sister, Swaps, Team Events

Just Add Ink Swap Hop


Recently the Girls at Just Add Ink got together to participate in a Card Swap.  A Card Swap is where all participants make multiple copies of one card design and send them off to the rest of the group.  What you end up with is a copy of everyone’s cards, but you’ve only had to design one!   We decided on a theme which was to use products from the New 2010 – 2011 Stampin Up Catalogue.

After we had all received our cards we thought it would be a great idea to show them to you…..and what better way to do it – than a Blog Hop.

Here are a few details about our Swap Hop…… there are 14 stops on our  Hop (Just Add Ink and each of our 13 Design Team members), but the hop is set up in a loop so it doesn’t matter where you start. All you need to do to follow along is click the Swap Hop button at the end of each post and you’ll be taken to the next stop! The great part of that is that you can do the Swap Hop whenever you want. 

So – here we go……

The card I put together also has a story – because not only did I make it for the Just Add Ink Card Swap but I also did it as a part of a Swap that I was doing with my sister Nadine.  And I sent it to a couple of Secret Sisters I have around the world too.  This is it……….

This one is the Just Add Ink Card Swap Version.  I have used Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz and Marina Mist Cards Stock.  The Stamps are Every Moment, Baroque Motifs and the Vintage Vogue Wheel.  The Ribbon is the 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon in Early Espresso.

The Challenge I had with Nadine was to Create Cards using the layout of the Cards on Page 82 and 83 of the 2008-2009 Stampin Up Catalogue.  Here is the Version I sent Nadine.

So this came from one of the Cards on Page 82.  I used So Saffron and Hemp Twine on this one. 
Leave me a comment to let me know what you think.  I hope you have fun hopping around the Just Add Ink girls blogs.  To continue on the Just Add Ink Swap Hop – Click on the button below to visit Tania.

3D, Secret Sister

Team Day for A Klass Act

Yesterday we had our quarterly Team Day.  It was great to go and quickly catch up with lots of Stamping Friends.  I say quickly because I had to run away early due to work commitments.

We had some great projects to work on – although my pic’s of them are not that great – but I’ll still show you anyway.

First up was a great card from Louise Layton.I liked doing this project – because I got to have a go with the Big Shot – which I had never done before, so that was exciting.  The Tree thingy is coloured using the Thumping Technique – which is great for multi coloured images – very effective – don’t you think?

The Stamp Sets  we used here are all so ones I had not used before – Pendant Park & Teeny Tiny Sentiments which are both in the current Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.

Our Second Project was a fabulous Scrap page by Sarah Klass.
 We got to make these fab little flowers from a small square of card….they are so lovely.  The Stamp set is Baroque Motifs which is one of my favourites.  I just have to decide what Pic’s I am going to add to this page.

Our last project was a little box – that is a case of one sent to me by one of my Secret Sisters Jenny Adams.  Loved it so much I thought I would have a go at making one.

We used the Cottage Wall DSP and Vintage Vogue Stamp from the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.

Below is a pic of the Bundle of Goodies I received from Jenny Adams – so you can see where I got the idea from.

It was a beautiful pack of goodies and I was very spoilt.  Inside the box was the Passion Fruit Body Butter – that not only is divine – but also matches these papers and colours perfectly.  How about that!!

3D, Brayering, Gifts, Secret Sister

Secret Sister Parcel

For the last few months I have been involved in a Secret Sister Group – where we all enter out name – get given a name and send stuff (cards & gifts) to that Person.

So that means I have been receiving some Happy Mail…’s so cool.  The round has now finished and so I thought I would show you some of the things I have received from my Secret Sister – Richelle Fletcher.

Look at that Awesome Necklace….cool huh!  And just my colours too.
Richelle sent this awesome Card for my Birthday.

The frame here has not photographed very well….it’s really cool.  Glittery and beautiful.

Thank you Richelle – I love it all.

Secret Sister, Swaps


Ohhhh another box of Goodies has found its way to my door.  I’m so lucky.

Inside was this gorgeous collection of gifts.   My ESAD Secret Sister has made this awesome Necklace, Box, Card & Chocolate Cover using the Fifth Avenue Floral stamps and Urban Garden DSP.  Cool huh??

Don’t you just love this Necklace?  It’s so cool and colors that I love too.  Thank you very much SS.