Colour Your World April Blog Hop

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Wow, surely it’s not time for the Colour Your World Blog Hop already – where did that month disappear to?  This month’s colour scheme is a lovely monochromatic:


I love monochromatic schemes – if you are ever stuck for a colour combo, then monochrome is a great starting point!  I have been busy painting my lounge over the Easter weekend so I was inspired by paint charts (incidentally some of the decor at Stampin’ Up!’s CentreStage leaders event last weekend also featured paint chart style items!)

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I kept my card super simple – there’s not even any stamping involved – just the lovely Rose Garden Thinlit dies layered over the 3 colours.  The smaller die-cut I covered in Wink of Stella which gives it a lovely silvery finish.

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Special thanks to my Miss 10 who edited all my photos for this months post – it’s quite handy having offspring with some tech knowledge!

Did you know YOU can now join in our colour challenge each month?  Head over and check out our Colour Your World Challenge Group here, and then get creating – we would love to see what you create with this months scheme!

Well that’s it for me this month – be sure to hop around the world and check out all of the other great projects to inspire your crafting.  You can start with the lovely Sam Hammond in the UK.

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Alison Solven – Canada
Patsy Mullen Waggoner – USA
Sophie Prestrelle – France
Sharlene Meyer - New Zealand   <<——- You Are Here
Sam Hammond – UK
Barbara Meyer – Austria
Anna Sposato – Germany

Cardstock: Basic Black, Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Other: Big Shot, Rose Garden Thinlit Dies, Clear Wink of Stella


The Sun is Setting!

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100’s of items need to go, some items with up to 50% off!
Products only available WHILE STOCKS LAST so get in quick!
Download the full list of Retiring Products Here: 2017 Retiring List
View the Retiring Products in the Online Store Here

Here is just a very small selection of retiring items:

Carousel Birthday Stamp Set
Day at the Beach Stamp Set
Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
Hello You Thinlits Dies
Banners Framelits Dies 



*All items on Retiring List are available WHILE STOCKS LAST or until 31 May, whichever comes first

Celebrate Every Day Layout

Phew, what a busy few days.  It was OnStage time again at the weekend so I got to spend Friday evening & all day Saturday in the company of a hundred or so demonstrators from around New Zealand as we learned about the new Annual Catalogue arriving soon!  More details about that later in the week.  Today I wanted to share a scrapbooking layout I completed recently.  I wanted to show how you could combine traditional scrapbooking with Project Life in albums.  I used the Celebrate Every Day Project Life by Stampin’ Up! card collection and added a few other elements to tie the 2 pages together:
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This is the double page spread, showing the traditional page on the left with the Project Life page on the right.
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I used cards from the collection to create a colourful grid-like base under the main image – no cutting required, just line them up haphazardly until you are happy with the result.  The ‘Oh So Happy’ Title is also a card from the collection that I just cut down to fit the space.  The use of Crumb Cake for the background toned down the bright cards, and I then carried some over into the pocket page as well to help link the layouts together.
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This is all cards from the collection except for the Crumb Cake one in the middle which I purpose cut.  I also carried other elements over from the main layout – the diecut words, some background stamping on the Crumb Cake and the addition of Enamel Shapes in coordinating colours.  As you can see I still need to do some journalling, but hey, at least these 7 year old photos have finally made it into an album!
You may have heard recently that Stampin’ Up! and Project Life are parting ways. Yes it’s true, the partnership is ending with this catalogue. If there’s a collection you like, I strongly recommend you get it now! And stay tuned: there will be incredible new products in our new catalogue beginning on 1 June!
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake
Other: Celebrate Every Day PLxSU Card Collection, In-Colour Enamel Shapes, Big Shot, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, Sweetheart Punch



It’s Stamp of the Month Club time!

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 Stamp Set + 3 Project Kits = Inspiration in your Letterbox!

Build your stamp collection with a brand new stamp set every month!  PLUS you will receive a kit with all the cardstock/dsp/embellishments and full colour photographs, along with hints & tips to complete 3 projects using the featured stamp set!

Each month you will receive a package in the mail which includes:

  • The months featured Stamp Set: brand new Photopolymer/Clear-Mount or Wood-Mount set
  • 3 card kits – all pre-cut ready for you to stamp & assemble
  • Full colour photos of the completed cards, plus hints & tips to help you complete them.


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Anyone can join no matter where in New Zealand you live!  All club members will also receive a copy of every new Catalogue released, plus surprise product samples!

Featured Stamp Set for April 2017: Oh So Succulent

Optional Add-on:  Add the Succulent Framelit Dies to your monthly kit for just $55.75


*Stamp Set can be substituted if you let me know by the deadline
** Deadline for February club sign up is 7pm 10 April 2017


Spring into this Easter Egg Carton!

Of course it is actually Autumn in New Zealand at Easter time, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still use pretty Spring colours!  In fact they are a great foil to the dreary grey out the window!

These cute Mini Egg Cartons from the Occasions catalogue are so versatile & CUTE!  This project literally only took 20 minutes to create – some Designer Series Paper cut to size, a bit of die cutting using the Botanical Builder Framelit dies and a quick tag using the That’s The Tag Bundle.

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Some moss and shredded paper added to the carton to create a nest for the mini eggs and it was all done!  I can tell you that both my daughters have been coveting this carton since they spotted it in my craft room so I guess I will have to whip up another one before Easter!
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And yes, I did purposely buy the blue eggs to match the colour scheme ;) doesn’t everyone?

Stamps: That’s The Tag
Cardstock: Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Subtles DSP Stack
Ink: Basic Grey, Pink Pirouette & Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers
Other: Big Shot, Timeless Tags Thinlit Dies, Botanical Builder Framelit Dies, Petite Petals Punch, White Perfect Accents, Subtles Enamel Accents, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Pool Party Stitched Satin Ribbon

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