Colour INKspiration Introduction

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I have some exciting news to share.  I’m on the Colour INKspiration Crew! It consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.

There’s also a Facebook group for Stampin’ Up! ® enthusiasts who would like to share their paper craft projects using the colour combinations.

Here’s the deal – Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop. Our first one starts on Wednesday, 11th January.

Members of the group have the option to join the Colour INKspiration ‘Challenge’ by uploading photos of their projects and can link back to their personal blog if they wish to. Make sure you click on the link below and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in with the challenges too.

So before we get started on 11 January, we are having a little pre-challenge to get into the groove.  Our colours are Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Mint Macaron.  You can add any neutrals or metallics papers that you like.  I was excited about this combo as Bermuda Bay is one of my favourite colours.

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So I just unpacked my pre-order parcels that I’ve had since the start of December and I just had to play with the Inside the Lines DSP which you can earn for free during Sale-a-bration.  Yay!!  And of course, I had to use the new water colour pencils too. Fortunately there was a Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight pencil.   Oh my goodness, these pencils are amazing!  Even if you aren’t arty, they make your project look stunning.  All I did was a little scribble on the flower then used my blender pen to spread the colour around.

I also used the new Falling in Love embellishments. You are going to fall in love with these. So pretty!

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I’m not one for making new year’s resolutions but I do intend to send more birthday cards this year, so I wonder who is going to get this one.  If you would like me to send you a card, just comment below with your email address and birthday.

Don’t forget that the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration start on 4th January!! Woo hoo!!

Happy New Year!!

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Happy Birthday to my Stampin’ bestie!!

One of the best things that has happened since I became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, is the friendships that I have made. I’ve met lots of my crazy team members at convention over the years and when I met Miss Jess, we just clicked. Even though she lives in Melbourne, and I in Queensland, we chat regularly (ok, daily!!) on Facebook sharing ideas and projects that we have made.

Here we are at convention this year, with a couple of my other Stampin’ besties, Emma and Shannon from the Home Office. (Of course, Shannon is my bestie (lol!!)

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My fabulous friend had a birthday this weekend just gone, so I had to make a special card for her.

I wanted to use the new Striped Scallop thinlit which I had just purchased as I am loving what I’ve seen on Pinterest made with it. But I didn’t case this time!!

So when I cut out the scallop, I found that I needed an extra piece of shim to go through the big shot as it didn’t quite cut it all the first time through. Could also be my cutting plates as they are starting to get a bit curved from lots of use!!. But I still could use what was left and decided to cut it half way. As Jess is a bit of a sparkly queen, I knew that I had to make a blingy card!! I embossed the sentiment from Flower Patch in gold embossing powder and added a bit of sequins to the flowers.

I hope she likes it!!

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PS: You can check out my talented friend’s blog, here.

Rebecca

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