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Mar 12 2017

CASEing the Catty – CTC119 Let’s Celebrate Sale-A-Bration!

 
Hello and welcome to CASEing the Catty – Sunday Blog Hop for CTC119 where we are taking inspiration from pages 16 – 19 of Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Sale-A-Bration Catalogue!
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Whether you’re joining the Hop here at CreativeJax with Jackie Noble, or if you’ve hopped on over from the talented Julia at Handmade by Julia a BIG hello! You’re in for a treat of projects inspired from the pages of the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration catalogue!
 

This section of the catalogue includes three fab Sale-A-Bration products and lots of projects to CASE! The Hey, Chick stamp set on page 17 has just flown off the shelves all around the Stampin’ Up! and there are quirky chickens and eggs everywhere!  I’ve also loved the Designer Tee stamp set and have used it several times. I love you can use it with the Custom Tee Bundle from the Occasions Catalogue – or simply on its own as there are great sentiments in the set. Having the Quick and Easy card kit has been great to whip up some cards when I’ve been pushed for time! And who isn’t?! 

I’m sure you’re going to enjoy this week’s creations by the Crew! Then once you’ve had a look through this week’s Blog Hop full of inspirational projects –  get your crafty mojo out and join the challenge at  CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and Sunday Challenge Facebook Group. If you haven’t already joined the group you – just ask and your wish will be granted! 

For my CASE this week I’ve chosen the layout below from page 16 to be my starting point – but not used either of the stamp sets from this week’s challenge pages.

That circle pattern caught my eye and I had recently seen a “Bold Backgrounds” Technique over on Stamp Nation (Catherine Pooler). I knew just what would work for this technique.

The limited release Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Make A Medallion is perfect for a big bold background in black!

The medallions are stamped randomly onto thick Whisper White cardstock using Momento Black Ink to create the background. Different combinations of the medallion stamps create different patterns!

I was having so much fun that I couldn’t stop at one  – so I made 4 cards using the Make a Medallion Set as a Big Bold Background in Black!

I love how the one set can make so many different patterns

With the background being the hero of the card, I’ve used copper embossing on vellum for my sentiment. The Hooray sentiment is from the Perfectly Wrapped stamp set.

Here are some closeups of the sentiments I used. 

The Celebrate sentiment is from the Love Sparkles Stamp set.

The Awesome is from Marquee Messages stamp set.

Here’s a video from the Stampin’ Up! Home Office showing how to stamp the multiple layers of the Make A Medallion stamp set.

 

Feel free to leave me a comment in the section below – I love hearing from you! If you live in New Zealand and would like to purchase any of the products I’ve mentioned – I would welcome you as a customer.

As I mentioned at the beginning of my Post – CASEing the Catty has a weekly Challenge hosted in our CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and Sunday Challenge Facebook Group.

We’d love you to share your own project that takes inspiration from pages 16 – 19 of the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue. Just click on the Join Challenge Button below and you will find yourself at the Facebook group where you can add your project to the album for this week’s Challenge.

If you’re not a member of the group – just ask to join and we will see you there!

CTC Challenge

You have almost a week to create and join in. Make sure you put your photo in the challenge album by 6pm Saturday 11th March to be included.

   
 
Now, depending on the direction you’re hopping – move onto the next blog with   Monique Fielder 
Monique
 
 – or go back to the Previous Blog with Julia Quinn 

Julia Quin

 

 

 

If you get lost along the way – head to the CTC Blog Home Page where you will see all those involved in this week’s CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and make sure you haven’t missed any of the great creations!

 

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are at my blog Jackie Noble | creativeJax

If you would like any information about the products I’ve used in my project – as always – they’re listed in the table below.

REMEMBER

  • If you live in New Zealand and would like a copy of the new catalogue, please contact me.
  • If you live in New Zealand and would like a demonstrator to order through – I’d love to have you join my group of crafty customers – let’s journey together! – Shop Now or contact me.

  • If you live in New Zealand and would like to know more about becoming a demonstrator – Check out the info HERE – I’d love to have you join my thINK Creative Team! 

Until next time

Jackie Noble | creativeJaxJackie

As always – if you wish to know anything more about info in this post, or to get a catalogue, or to join my thINK Creative Team, or to buy any of the items mentioned in the post, please contact me.

Or you can shop 24/7 at my online Stampin’ Up! shop

Please do use the hostess code to support creativeJax if you are ordering online!  

Entering the Hostess code combines the value of online orders – which assists me to offer events and thank you’s for my customers and support charities such as Ronald MacDonald House and local events where I donate product and/or classes.

Please do use the hostess code to support creativeJax if you are ordering online!  

Entering the Hostess code combines the value of online orders – which assists me to offer events and thank you’s for my customers and support charities such as Ronald MacDonald House and local events where I donate product and/or classes.

The current Hostess Code can be found at the top right of my webpage.

If your order is over $300, please do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards!

 

If you would like to find out about joining my Stampin’ Up! Team (thINK Creative) –  Please do get in touch – I would love to chat to you about that.

You can receive my Blog Posts directly by email or join my monthly Newsletter group –  you can subscribe using the buttons at the right of my page.

 

SHOP NOW

Product List

Make A Medallion (Photopolymer)

 

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 

Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock

 

White Vellum A4 Card Stock

 

Versamark Pad

 

Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder

 

Love Sparkles Clear-Mount Stamp Set

 

Marquee Messages Photopolymer Stamp Set

 

Perfectly Wrapped Photopolymer Stamp Set

 

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

 

Heat Tool

 

Clear Block Bundle

 

 

SHOP NOW

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Mar 08 2017

Colour INKspiration Blog Hop CI05

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Welcome to another Colour INKspiration Blog Hop and Challenge – where every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, a new Pinterest Inspired colour swatch will be uploaded to the Colour INKspiration Facebook Group, and the Colour INKspiration Design Team will get the ball rolling with a blog hop. You can join the challenge with your own creation – or just enjoy all the fab projects that are being shared!

You may be starting here – or you might have hopped on over from Simone Bartrum at Stamping with Simone – either way – WELCOME! Enjoy the Hop!

Our Pinterest Inspired Colour Swatch for Challenge #5 is:

I can hear the ooh’s & ah’s – but I have to say that I’m not really a pastel sort of a gal! However –  joining in challenges is a fabulous way to push us outside of our comfort zones – guess that’s why they’re called Challenges! And these colours do work so well together nad lend themselves to a range of different card types. 

My project for Colour INKspiration #5 started with a card I made for a team member who promoted to Bronze Elite. I’m sure she is going to love the extra 5% discount that comes with that new title  – definitely something to celebrate. Her card was in Blushing Bride, Pool Party and Crumb Cake as I didn’t have access to checking the Challenge colours at the time – so did it from memory! Hmm – close – but not quite right! So She has that one and I made another in the challenge colours!

I’m loving these Celebrations Duo “debossing” folders! There are two in the set – saying Celebrate and Happy – and they give such a cool effect.The coloured dots are from the coordinating Happy Celebrations stamp set.

You run your card stock and Embossing folder through the Big Shot before you do any stamping. I have found that the Thick Whisper White is better for these folders than the regular Whisper White. The extra thickness gives the card more rigidity and helps avoid any ink getting into the debossed area.

 The Basic Black mat was to make the soft colours around the sentiment contrast with the soft colours of the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper that is on the card front. 

I’ve stamped a few images from Timeless Textures onto the DSP in Sahara Sand to give it more interest.

And how cute are those Falling in Love embellishments?!

Hop on over to Rebecca at The Paper and Stamp Addict – you just might get to see a different piece of the fabulous Falling in Love DSP!

 

 

Rebecca

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration – so make sure you hop on through them all. Remember that currently, you are at my blog Jackie Noble | creativeJax

You’ve now got until the 9pm (NZT) on Monday 20th to create something using the Colour INKspiration colours (Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride and Soft Sky) and upload it to the Challenge Facebook Group. The challenge is open to all Stampin’ Up! enthusiasts – both demos and non-demos. We’d love to have you join in at the Colour INKspiration Facebook Group.

If you would like any information about the products I’ve used in my project – as always – they’re listed in the table below.

REMEMBER

  • If you live in New Zealand and would like a copy of the new catalogue, please contact me.
  • If you live in New Zealand and would like a demonstrator to order through – I’d love to have you join my group of crafty customers – let’s journey together! – Shop Now or contact me.

  • If you live in New Zealand and would like to know more about becoming a demonstrator – Check out the info HERE – I’d love to have you join my thINK Creative Team!
  • Sale-A-Bration is an especially good time to join – you can choose any two extra stamp sets for free in your Starter Kit – that’s up to $216 more for FREE! That’s on top of the standard awesome deal of getting $285 worth of product for only $185. TALK to ME  Sale-A-Bration finishes on 31st March so don’t miss these extra bonuses.
 

Until next time

Until next time

Jackie Noble | creativeJaxJackie

As always – if you wish to know anything more about info in this post, or to get a catalogue, or to join my thINK Creative Team, or to buy any of the items mentioned in the post, please contact me.

Or you can shop 24/7 at my online Stampin’ Up! shop

Please do use the hostess code to support creativeJax if you are ordering online!  

Entering the Hostess code combines the value of online orders – which assists me to offer events and thank you’s for my customers and support charities such as Ronald MacDonald House and local events where I donate product and/or classes.

The current Hostess Code can be found at the top right of my webpage.

If your order is over $300, please do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards!

If you would like to find out about joining my Stampin’ Up! Team (thINK Creative) –  Please do get in touch – I would love to chat to you about that.

You can receive my Blog Posts directly by email or join my monthly Newsletter group –  you can subscribe using the buttons at the right of my page. 

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Mar 05 2017

CASEing the Catty – CTC118 – Swaps are Special

 
Hello and welcome to CASEing the Catty – Sunday Blog Hop for CTC118!
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Whether you’re joining the Hop here at CreativeJax with Jackie Noble, or if you’ve hopped on over from Rachel at Stampin’ Pals a BIG hello! Didn’t Rachel’s project look good enough to eat?

This week the CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and Challenge is taking inspiration from pages 32-45 of the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue. 

This large section features the gorgeous Cool Treats Suite of products which look good enough to lick right off the page! I’m know you’re going to enjoy this weeks creations by the Crew.

Once you’ve had a look through this week’s Blog Hop to see plenty of inspirational projects that the crew have created for you –  get your crafty mojo out and join the challenge at  CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and Sunday Challenge Facebook Group. if you haven’t already joined the group you – just ask and your wish will be granted! 

You don’t need to have a blog to join in – just post your picture to the Facebook Group in the Album for this week’s challenge (CTC 116 – Succulents). If you do have a blog – feel free to add the link! And of course, the challenge is open to all Stampin’ Up! enthusiasts – not just demos!

And you don’t have to have the same stamps, papers or colours that are in this section as you are taking inspiration from something – not recreating it.

As well as the stunning Cool Treat products, there are also numerous other fantastic stamps this section and I’ve chosen one of the other bundles to use for my CASE this week – The Special Reason Bundle

I had my monthly thINK Creative team Meeting last week and we always do swaps – so I again decided to combine a CTC challenge with my swaps. Those that know me, now I love negative space, so I love the way the flowers from Special Reason can make both detailed positive cutouts and negative cutouts!

I’ve used the layout from the card and changed the colours. Loving the elegance of the Night of Navy and Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper.

This closeup shows some more detail.

The thread is deconstructed Tip Top Taupe Mini Striped Ribbon. I cut the ribbon in half lengthwise, then pulled some threads from the cut edge. These threads have a “crinkle-cut” look and add an interesting texture around the card.

Here’s a peek of the inside of the card.

And of course as these were swaps – there were several of them!

Feel free to leave me a comment in the section below – I love hearing from you! If you live in New Zealand and would like to purchase any of the products I’ve mentioned – I would welcome you as a customer.

As I mentioned at the beginning of my Post – CASEing the Catty has a weekly Challenge hosted in our CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and Sunday Challenge Facebook Group.

We’d love you to share your own project that takes inspiration from pages 32 to 45 of the Occasions Catalogue, Just click on the Join Challenge Button below and you will find yourself at the Facebook group where you can add your project to the album for this week’s Challenge.

If you’re not a member of the group – just ask to join and we will see you there!

CTC Challenge

You have almost a week to create and join in. Make sure you put your photo in the challenge album by 6pm Saturday 11th March to be included.

   
 
Now, depending on the direction you’re hopping – move onto the next blog with Monique Fielder 
Julia
 
 – or go back to the Previous Blog with Rachel Palmiera 

Kelly

If you get lost along the way – head to the CTC Blog Home Page where you will see all those involved in this week’s CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and make sure you haven’t missed any of the great creations!

 

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are at my blog Jackie Noble | creativeJax

If you would like any information about the products I’ve used in my project – as always – they’re listed in the table below.

REMEMBER

  • If you live in New Zealand and would like a copy of the new catalogue, please contact me.
  • If you live in New Zealand and would like a demonstrator to order through – I’d love to have you join my group of crafty customers – let’s journey together! – Shop Now or contact me.

  • If you live in New Zealand and would like to know more about becoming a demonstrator – Check out the info HERE – I’d love to have you join my thINK Creative Team! 

Until next time

Jackie Noble | creativeJaxJackie

As always – if you wish to know anything more about info in this post, or to get a catalogue, or to join my thINK Creative Team , or to buy any of the items mentioned in the post, please contact me.

Or you can shop 24/7 at my online Stampin’ Up! shop

Please do use the hostess code to support creativeJax if you are ordering online!  

Entering the Hostess code combines the value of online orders – which assists me to offer events and thank you’s for my customers and support charities such as Ronald MacDonald House and local events where I donate product and/or classes.

Please do use the hostess code to support creativeJax if you are ordering online!  

Entering the Hostess code combines the value of online orders – which assists me to offer events and thank you’s for my customers and support charities such as Ronald MacDonald House and local events where I donate product and/or classes.

The current Hostess Code can be found at the top right of my webpage.

If your order is over $300, please do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards!

 

If you would like to find out about joining my Stampin’ Up! Team (thINK Creative) –  Please do get in touch – I would love to chat to you about that.

You can receive my Blog Posts directly by email or join my monthly Newsletter group –  you can subscribe using the buttons at the right of my page.

 

Product List

Special Reason Clear-Mount Bundle

 

Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper

 

Night Of Navy A4 Card Stock

 

Tip Top Taupe A4 Cardstock

 

Tip Top Taupe 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Mini Striped Ribbon

 

Big Shot

 

Precision Base Plate

 

 

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Feb 22 2017

Colour INKspiration Blog Hop – CI04 – Swapping Cheers

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Welcome to another Colour INKspiration Blog Hop and Challenge – where every second and fourth Wednesday of the month a new Pinterest Inspired colour swatch will be uploaded to the Colour INKspiration Facebook Group, and the Colour INKspiration Design Team will get the ball rolling with a blog hop. You can join the challenge with your own creation – or just enjoy all the fab projects that are being shared!

You may be starting here – or you might have hopped on over from Lou Kitzelman at With a Bow on Top. What a great project!  

Our Pinterest Inspired Colour Swatch for Colour INKspiration number 4 is:

What a beautiful, rich palette to work with! I know we are gong to get some stunning projects in this Colour INKspiration Challenge!

I mentioned in my post on Sunday for CASEing the Catty (CTC116) that I participated in a couple of swaps at a team Stamp Camp last weekend even though I unfortunately couldn’t attend at the last moment. I said I’d share the other swap today – some here it is:

I really wanted the colours to be the feature of the card so brayered Elegant Eggplant and Crushed Curry onto the amazing Irresistibly Floral Speciality DSP with the sponge brayers. It’s such a quick and easy way of creating a colour-rich background as the pre-embossed images on the DSP resist the ink you brayer on – and then the image stands out! 

As I was making swaps,I many of these cards and used three of the patterns in the DSP.

You can see how different each of the papers looks.

I tied a bow in Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine on the Floral patterns – but just knotted the twine on the diamond for a more masculine look.

If you are wondering which stamp set that sentiment comes from – it’s one of two stamps in the just released “Reverse Words” set.The other sentiment is Hooray.

Reverse Words

Reverse Words is a new Sale-A-Bration (SAB) reward stamp set – one of three new items you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order until the end of Sale-A-Bration – 31st March. You can see all three new items HERE.

Remember all the other SAB products are still available while stocks last – check them out HERE

I used my re-inkers, in Crushed Curry, Delightful Dijon and Elegant Eggplant, and put a few drops of each onto a baby-wipe to make a multi-coloured ‘ink pad’ to stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White.

After cutting the Sentiments out with one of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes Framelits, I popped it up on dimensionals and added an Enamel Shape from the Regals pack – either Elegant Eggplant or Crushed Curry.

It was another fun colour combo to play with – I hope you play along too!

If you haven’t already – make sure to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends. Then enjoy all the INKspiration coming your way – and don’t forget – you can join in the challenge too – you don’t have to have a blog – but you do need a Facebook account! 

Now – hop on over to Patrice at Spring Blossom Musings – You are going to love her card!

Patrice

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are at my blog Jackie Noble | creativeJax

If you would like any information about the products I’ve used in my project – as always – they’re listed in the table below.

REMEMBER

  • If you live in New Zealand and would like a copy of the new catalogue, please contact me.
  • If you live in New Zealand and would like a demonstrator to order through – I’d love to have you join my group of crafty customers – let’s journey together! – Shop Now or contact me.

  • If you live in New Zealand and would like to know more about becoming a demonstrator – Check out the info HERE – I’d love to have you join my thINK Creative Team! Sale-A-Bration is an especially good time to join – you can choose any two extra stamp sets for free in your Starter Kit – that’s up to $216 more for FREE! That’s on top of the standard awesome deal of getting $285 worth of product for only $185. TALK to ME

 

 

 

Until next time

Jackie Noble | creativeJaxJackie

If you wish to know anything more about info in this post, or to get a catalogue, or to join my thINK Creative Team , or to buy any of the items mentioned in the post, please contact me.

Or you can shop 24/7 at my online Stampin’ Up! shop

Please do use the hostess code to support creativeJax if you are ordering online!  

Entering the Hostess code combines the value of online orders – which assists me to offer events and thank you’s for my customers and support charities such as Ronald MacDonald House and local events where I donate product and/or classes.

The current Hostess Code can be found at the top right of my webpage.

If your order is over $300, please do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards!

If you would like to find out about joining my Stampin’ Up! Team (thINK Creative) –  Please do get in touch – I would love to chat to you about that.

You can receive my Blog Posts directly by email or join my monthly Newsletter group –  you can subscribe using the buttons at the right of my page. 

 

 

 
 

Product List

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Feb 19 2017

CASEing the Catty Blog Hop – CTC116 – Swapping Pocket Pages

 
Hello and welcome to CASEing the Catty – Sunday Blog Hop for CTC116!
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Whether you’re joining the Hop here at CreativeJax with Jackie Noble, or if you’ve hopped on over from Kelly at My Papercraft Journey a BIG hello!

This week the CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and Challenge is taking inspiration from pages 20 – 31 of the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue. This section features the popular Succulent Suite of products and some other sets on my “must-have” list – Beautiful You, Dragonfly Dreams, Mediterranean Moments, Custom Tee & Tie Dyed … a fabulous section of the catalogue!

Once you’ve had a look through this week’s Blog Hop to see plenty of inspirational projects that the crew have created for you –  get your crafty mojo out and join the challenge at  CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and Sunday Challenge Facebook Group. if you haven’t already joined the group you – just ask and your wish will be granted! 

You don’t need to have a blog to join in – just post your picture to the Facebook Group in the Album for this week’s challenge (CTC 116 – Succulents). If you do have a blog – feel free to add the link! And of course, the challenge is open to all Stampin’ Up! enthusiasts – not just demos!

And you don’t have to have the same stamps, papers or colours that are in this section as you are taking inspiration from something – not recreating it. There are 40 projects on this week’s pages – so no shortage of places to start! In fact, with so much choice I found it hard to know where to start!

I have a small confession – I must be one of the few people who have not purchased the very popular Oh So Succulent stamp set and coordinating framelits! I love seeing all the projects made with these – it just hasn’t yet got to the top of my rather long wish list! So I’ve chosen to take my inspiration this week from some of the other fabulous projects and products on pages 20 to 31. And I started with the large card below.

It was the Creative Inkers Team Camp this weekend. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend at the last minute – but I had signed up for a couple of swaps! I know they will have had a weekend full of fun and inspiration and motivation and crafting and laughs!

If you pop back on Wednesday you’ll see a project for one of the swaps I was part of, but today I’m sharing my Pocket Page swap. It’s the first time the team has done a “pocket letter” type swap and I was super keen to participate – I love trying something new!

Where to start? …

I did some research on Pocket Letters™ (an idea initiated and Trademarked by Janette Lane) to get a feel for what these were about. There were lots of styles – but essentially you create cards for the pockets around a particular theme or stamp set or colours. You can create a scene across all the pockets or they can be individual cards. You can decorate both inside and outside the pockets. You pop something behind each card – tags, embellishments – and of course a letter!

For our Team swap, we decided to work with a 6″x8″ Project Life by Stampin’ Up! page – the one with four pockets. I find this size is great for all sorts of projects. We have 6″x8″albums and two different variety packs of 6″x8″ pockets pages available in addition to the more traditional 12″x12″ albums and pages. You can see the complete Project Life by Stampin’ Up! range HERE

I decided I wanted to tie the four cards together through their backgrounds and decided to look for a project in pages 20 to 31 that I could CASE. I’m a little pressed for time at the moment, so I’m all for optimising my projects – two birds with one stone as they say!

There’s lots of inspiration in these pages but I was drawn the larger card on page 26 – the one with the two large dragonflies from the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle – and used it as my starting point.

Here’s where it lead me –

Dragonfly Pocket Page Letter

The page is complete as a whole but each of the pocket cards is a creation of its own! Here’s the original card with the fabulous Dragonfly Dreams Bundle (you can purchase this bundle HERE)

Dragonfly Dreams Bundle

I liked the original colours – I think that’s what drew me towards the card in the first place.

 

So I kept those – but added the others colours from the Cupcakes and Carousel product suite. I also love the colouring of our copper foil and embossing powder and wanted to include those in my colour palette.

I’ve used three pieces of paper from the Cupcakes and Carousels DSP stack to make the background. I made this as a complete 6″x8″ page using one 6×6 page as the base and adding a strip of diamonds across the top. To create a similar dotty pattern at the bottom, I tore another paper (one with little dots) in a curve and adhered it at the lower edge of the centre panel. Some dots were stamped  in Versamark and copper embossed. Then some flecks and other marks were added with glue and also copper embossed to give a grunge look to the background. I then cut this into quarters ready to decorate each.

Here they – decorated – but are outside the pockets

The top right and lower left pocket cards were decorated in a similar way to the original card on page 26. I’ve copper embossed the centre of one of the Falling in Love Embellishments to adorn my copper foil dragonfly.

There’s a Peekaboo Peach set of wings under the stamped dragonfly, and more embellishments on the top – a flower from the Sending Love Embellishments and Pool Party Baker’s twine from the Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishment Kit.

The top left pocket card top inspiration from the Happy Birthday card on page 27.

The bottom right pocket card takes its inspiration from the card on page 26 with the little dragonflies. Copper again of course though!

I added the large Bermuda Bay dragonfly to the front of the pocket page in keeping with the one sitting with the framelits at the bottom of page 26. Mine is way more sparkly though – it’s cut from the gorgeous new Sale-A-Bration Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack. This is one of 3 new items available FREE with a qualifying order from 21st of February. With 12 pieces of 6″x6″ (4 each of Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum) there’s a whole lot of sparkle in that pack!

Check out the three new SAB items HERE

Now – let’s have a look at the reverse side.

The little card (where I’ve written my letter) is based on the bee tag from page 26.

The crosshatching pattern comes from the wings of the dragonfly – I partially inked them with an Early Espresso Marker to get part of the pattern.

The tags are inspired by the That’s the Tag projects on page 23 of the Occasion’s Catalogue – but with dragonflies of course! Sparkly AND copper – what more could you want?!

Here’re the reverse sides:

What fun project my CASE was this week. I am looking forward to receiving my Pocket swap back and hoping the recipient of this one enjoys receiving it as much as I did making it!

Feel free to leave me a comment in the section below – I love hearing from you! If you live in New Zealand and would like to purchase any of the products I’ve mentioned – I would welcome you as a customer.

As I mentioned at the beginning of my Post – CASEing the Catty has a weekly Challenge hosted in our CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and Sunday Challenge Facebook Group.

We’d love you to share your own project that takes inspiration from pages 20 to 31 of the Occasions Catalogue, Just click on the Join Challenge Button below and you will find yourself at the Facebook group where you can add your project to the album for this week’s Challenge.

If you’re not a member of the group – just ask to join and we will see you there!

CTC Challenge

You have almost a week to create and join in. Make sure you put your photo in the challenge album by 6pm Saturday 25th February to be included.

   
 
Now, depending on the direction you’re hopping – move onto the next blog with Julia Quinn 
Julia
 
 – or go back to the Previous Blog with Kelly Kent

Kelly

If you get lost along the way – head to the CTC Blog Home Page where you will see all those involved in this week’s CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and make sure you haven’t missed any of the great creations!

 

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are at my blog Jackie Noble | creativeJax

If you would like any information about the products I’ve used in my project – as always – they’re listed in the table below.

REMEMBER

  • If you live in New Zealand and would like a copy of the new catalogue, please contact me.
  • If you live in New Zealand and would like a demonstrator to order through – I’d love to have you join my group of crafty customers – let’s journey together! – Shop Now or contact me.

  • If you live in New Zealand and would like to know more about becoming a demonstrator – Check out the info HERE – I’d love to have you join my thINK Creative Team! 

Until next time

Jackie Noble | creativeJaxJackie

As always – if you wish to know anything more about info in this post, or to get a catalogue, or to join my thINK Creative Team , or to buy any of the items mentioned in the post, please contact me.

Or you can shop 24/7 at my online Stampin’ Up! shop

Please do use the hostess code to support creativeJax if you are ordering online!  

Entering the Hostess code combines the value of online orders – which assists me to offer events and thank you’s for my customers and support charities such as Ronald MacDonald House and local events where I donate product and/or classes.

Please do use the hostess code to support creativeJax if you are ordering online!  

Entering the Hostess code combines the value of online orders – which assists me to offer events and thank you’s for my customers and support charities such as Ronald MacDonald House and local events where I donate product and/or classes.

The current Hostess Code can be found at the top right of my webpage.

If your order is over $300, please do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards!

 

If you would like to find out about joining my Stampin’ Up! Team (thINK Creative) –  Please do get in touch – I would love to chat to you about that.

You can receive my Blog Posts directly by email or join my monthly Newsletter group –  you can subscribe using the buttons at the right of my page.

 

 

 

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Feb 08 2017

Colour INKspiration Blog Hop – CI03 – When in Doubt STAMP

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Welcome to another Colour INKspiration Blog Hop! You may be starting here – or you might have hopped on over from the amazing Paula Dobson! Love, love, love her card – and that gorgeous stamp!

We continue to be excited by the response we’ve had to The Colour INKspiration Facebook Group and Challenge. The group has broken the 1000 members threshold! WOW!

Did you see the Top 5 Pick? Their photos were put into an album and a poll set up for Group Members to vote. You can check out the album Here I’ll be heading there shortly to see which of those amazing projects was voted WINNER as people’s choice!

So – a quick reminder as to how Colour INKspiration works – Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 9pm New Zealand Daylight Savings Time (7 pm AEDT), a new Pinterest Inspired colour swatch will be uploaded to the Colour INKspiration Facebook Group, and the Colour INKspiration Design Team will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.

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

Members of the Facebook group have the option to join the Colour INKspiration ‘Challenge’ by uploading photos of their projects. The Challenge closes a day before the new one starts. The group members get to vote for their favourite from the Top % Pick (as selected and voted on by the Design Team) – the project with the most votes wins the Challenge.

I don’t know about you – but I’ve been feeling like a winner every week so far as there have been such enthusiasm and so many fabulous projects shared – there is just so much INKspiration on the page!

Our Pinterest Inspired Colour Swatch for Colour INKspiration number 3 is:

I’m a little in love with the t-shirt Builder dies, and the co-ordinating stamp sets at the moment, and wanted to use one of the stamping themed sentiments for my team swap which was last week. 

Here’s what I came up with 

“when in doubt STAMP”!

I like that sentiment! – so much that I needed to repeat it – over – & over – like a personal Mantra!

This is one of the stamps in the Designer T stamp set which is a Sale-A-Bration Set. So remember it’s only available until 31 March. 

On the inside of the card I used images from the co-ordinating Custom Tee set

If you are wondering about the background behind the shirt – I first stamped the sun image from Kinda Eclectic in Soft Suede.  I used the Sunburst Framelit on a piece of Window Sheet to cut out a template. I then used this as a stencil to brayer some peek-a-boo Peach Ink.

I then rotated the stencil so it was masking the Peek-a-boo Peach and added soft Sky with the sponge brayer

I had such fun creating in these colours – I hope you play along too!

If you haven’t already – make sure to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends. Then enjoy all the INKspiration coming your way – and don’t forget – you can join in the challenge too – you don’t have to have a blog – but you do need a Facebook account! 

Now – hop on over to Kathryn – You are going to love her card!

Kathryn

If you would like any information about the products I’ve used in my project – as always they’re listed in the table below.

If you live in New Zealand and would like a demonstrator to order through – I’d love to have you join my group of crafty customers – let’s journey together!

Until next time

Jackie Noble | creativeJaxJackie

As always – if you wish to know anything more about info in this post, or to get a catalogue, or to join my thINK Creative Team , or to buy any of the items mentioned in the post, please contact me.

Or you can shop 24/7 at my online Stampin’ Up! shop

Please do use the hostess code to support creativeJax if you are ordering online!  

Entering the Hostess code combines the value of online orders – which assists me to offer events and thank you’s for my customers and support charities such as Ronald MacDonald House and local events where I donate product and/or classes.

The current Hostess Code can be found at the top right of my webpage.

If your order is over $300, please do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards!

If you would like to find out about joining my Stampin’ Up! Team (thINK Creative) –  Please do get in touch – I would love to chat to you about that.

You can receive my Blog Posts directly by email or join my monthly Newsletter group –  you can subscribe using the buttons at the right of my page. 

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Feb 05 2017

CASEing the Catty 114 – Sending Birthday Love

 
Hello and welcome to CASEing the Catty – Sunday Blog Hop for CTC114!
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Whether you’re joining the Hop here at CreativeJax with Jackie Noble, or if you’ve hopped on over from  Liz at  Lillybet’s Papers a BIG hello!

This week the CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and Challenge is taking inspiration from pages 14 to 19 of the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue. This section features the gorgeous Sending Love Suite – and so much more! There’s stunning baby stamps, cute monsters as well as sets to help celebrate Easter with.

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Once you’ve had a look through this week’s Blog Hop to see plenty of inspirational projects that the crew have created for you –  get your crafty mojo out and join the challenge at  CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and Sunday Challenge Facebook Group. if you haven’t already joined the group you – just ask and your wish will be granted! 

You don’t need to have a blog to join in – just post your picture to the Facebook Group in the Album for this week’s challenge (CTC 114 – Sending Love). If you do have a blog – feel free to add the link! And of course, the challenge is open to all Stampin’ Up! enthusiasts – not just demos!

Remember CASEing means you take your inspiration from one of the projects – you don’t have to have the actual stamps, papers or colours that are in this section -you are taking inspiration form something. Maybe you like the layout and run with that.Maybe you like the colours in a project and use them in a completely new project. The possibilities are endless! There are more than 15 projects on this week’s pages (14 – 19) – so plenty of places to start!

When creating my project for this week (which is my Birthday Card to my daughter who turned 24 about 10 days ago) I started with two of the projects on page 14 – the Soft Sky Valentine’s card and the glassine gift bag. These are in the image above.

I merged design elements from both to make something new in Marina Mist – one of my daughter’s favourite Stampin’ Up! colours.

Here’s a close-up of the embellishments and that oh-so-cute mini envelope!

Even though the Sealed with Love stamp set and Love Note framelits have a strong Valentine’s theme – they are really suitable for so much more! I think they make a great Birthday card.

The cute wee wood elements from the Sending Love Embellishment pack are prefect to show love for all sorts of reasons – this time to our much-loved daughter! For this card I wanted to use designer series paper in the same colour so pulled out some Marina Mist from my Subtles DSP stack

But I didn’t stop there with my CASEing!

I’ve got card classes this week, and even though Valentine’s Day is not a big event in New Zealand, I wanted to have a card that allowed people to make a Valentine’s Card if they wished – but one that could be easily modified for other purposes as well. I would love it if us Kiwis adopted using Valentine’s Day to show our love – not just to our Sweethearts – but to all those we love and appreciate.

Here’s the Valentine option that class attendees will have

I’m loving the heart border that the framelit cuts!

And here’s the alternative card – achieved by using the reverse side of the Sending Love DSP stack and changing the little sentiment and adding the extra words of “Sending Love”.

The “hugs & kisses”  and “Sending Love” sentiments could still be romantic – but they could be for so many other purposes – a friend in need, a family member you haven’t seen for a while, a sympathy card, or just because … so many uses! 

Here are the three Marina Mist cards all lined up together – birthday, Valentine’s and all-purpose – all very similar but by changing an element or two you can create a range of cards.

While I was thinking Valentine’s Day – I wanted to make a card for my sweetheart! So I decided to see how the layout would turn out in red, black and white. I’m happy – What do you think?

A perfect sentiment! Hopefully he won’t read this post before the 14th – though the sentiment should not be a surprise to him lol! 

For all versions for this CASE – I’ve added a Mini Paper Clip and one of the ribbons from the Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack

Sealed with Love Bundle

I’d have to say that the Sealed with Love Bundle is a fabulously versatile set – and is fabulously good value with 27 photopolymer stamps and 14 dies. You can purchase it online HERE or contact me by email

I do hope you’ve enjoyed my projects this week! I’ve had fun creating with some of my new goodies from the Occasions Catalogue. Feel free to leave me a comment in the section below – I love hearing from you! If you live in New Zealand and would like to purchase any of the products I’ve mentioned – I would welcome you as a customer.

As I mentioned at the beginning of my Post – CASEing the Catty has a weekly Challenge hosted in our CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and Sunday Challenge Facebook Group.

We’d love you to share your own project that takes inspiration from pages 14 to 19 of the Occasions Catalogue, Just click on the Join Challenge Button below and you will find yourself at the Facebook group where you can add your project to the album for this week’s Challenge.

If you’re not a member of the group – just ask to join and we will see you there!

CTC Challenge

You have almost a week to create and join in. Make sure you put your photo in the challenge album by 6pm Saturday 28th January to be included.

  
Now, depending on the direction you’re hopping – move onto the next blog with Rebecca Scurr
Rebecca Scurr
 
 – or go back to the Previous Blog with Liz.

Liz

If you get lost along the way – head to the CTC Blog Home Page where you will see all those involved in this week’s CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and make sure you haven’t missed any of the great creations!

 

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are at my blog Jackie Noble | creativeJax

If you would like any information about the products I’ve used in my project – as always – they’re listed in the table below.

REMEMBER

  • If you live in New Zealand and would like a copy of the new catalogue, please contact me.
  • If you live in New Zealand and would like a demonstrator to order through – I’d love to have you join my group of crafty customers – let’s journey together! – Shop Now or contact me.

  • If you live in New Zealand and would like to know more about becoming a demonstrator – Check out the info HERE – I’d love to have you join my thINK Creative Team! 

Until next time

Jackie Noble | creativeJaxJackie

As always – if you wish to know anything more about info in this post, or to get a catalogue, or to join my thINK Creative Team , or to buy any of the items mentioned in the post, please contact me.

Or you can shop 24/7 at my online Stampin’ Up! shop

Please do use the hostess code to support creativeJax if you are ordering online!  

Entering the Hostess code combines the value of online orders – which assists me to offer events and thank you’s for my customers and support charities such as Ronald MacDonald House and local events where I donate product and/or classes.

Please do use the hostess code to support creativeJax if you are ordering online!  

Entering the Hostess code combines the value of online orders – which assists me to offer events and thank you’s for my customers and support charities such as Ronald MacDonald House and local events where I donate product and/or classes.

The current Hostess Code can be found at the top right of my webpage.

If your order is over $300, please do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards!

 

If you would like to find out about joining my Stampin’ Up! Team (thINK Creative) –  Please do get in touch – I would love to chat to you about that.

You can receive my Blog Posts directly by email or join my monthly Newsletter group –  you can subscribe using the buttons at the right of my page.

 

 

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Jan 25 2017

Colour INKspiration Blog Hop – CI02 – Avant Garden

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Welcome back to the Colour INKspiration Blog Hop! 

Wasn’t Kelly’s birthday card fabulous!

What an amazing response we’ve had to The Colour INKspiration Facebook Group and Challenge. The group now has over 900 members and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response to our first challenge – thanks you to all who have shared on the Group Page – it’s been fabulous! So much INKspiration in one place!

Don’t forget to checkout the Design Team’s Top 5 picks for Challenge 1 and vote for your favourite!. Go there now & do it now – you only have 24 hours!  Colour INKspiration Facebook Group.       Then come in back to finish the Blog Hop.

 

So – a quick reminder as to how Colour INKspiration works – Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 9pm New Zealand Daylight Savings Time (7 pm AEDT), a new Pinterest Inspired colour swatch will be uploaded to the Colour INKspiration Facebook Group, and the Colour INKspiration Design Team will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.

Our Pinterest Inspired Colour Swatch for today’s Blog Hop and for Facebook Colour INKspiration Challenge number 2 (CI02) is:

Those tiny words say Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky, Mint Macaron, Whisper White and Garden Green.

A great swatch to work with.

I needed some welcome cards last week as I have had 2 wonderful new members join my Stampin’ Up! Team (thiINK Creative). Welcome Melanie & Michelle!

I decided to ink up Avant Garden – one of the Sale-A-Bration sets you can choose for FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration. I thought the challenge colours would work beautifully with this set. I think I was right – do you?

The Welcome sentiment – from the Vertical Garden Set – is stamped in Garden Green.

I also wanted some birthday cards, so I used the same components as on my Welcome card – but re-arranged them a little for a Birthday card.

The card bases (half A4) are Wisteria Wonder with some speckled stamping along the edges – this was done in Versamark for a subtle look.

I’ve stamped the flower onto Watercolor Paper with Versamark – after running the Embossing Buddy over the paper of course! – then heat embossed it with Whisper White Embossing powder. 

The Soft Sky watercoloured background was achieved using an Aqua Painter. I also used the Aqua Painter to colour the flowers in Wisteria Wonder and the foliage in Mint Macaron. I deliberately went outside-the-lines as I wanted a hint of colour as a highlight. You can see that more clearly in the closeup below.

See those little droplets – don’t they look just like water droplets? Nope – they’re not! In fact they are small droplets of glue – Fine Tip Glue to be exact!  So not only is the Fine Tip Glue a remarkably strong adhesive – it can also be used to obtain a glossy finish – just like we used to do with Crystal Effects! You can spread it out over a surface to make it shiny – or leave it as a drop and once it is dry, the glue become like a clear accent.

I matted the Watercolor Paper onto Soft Sky card stock, attached the Mint Macaron Ribbon and stuck it to the card front with dimensionals.

Here are both cards together.

Love how the same components can look so different simply by rearranging them!

 

 
 

 

Now – Hop on over to see Liz’s stunning project at Lillybet’s Papers

Elizabeth

If you’ve enjoyed these colours – don’t forget to join in the Challenge yourself by posting a photo of your creation onto the Facebook Group – or simply check out the projects there.

 

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss any of the posts. Remember that currently, you are at my blog Jackie Noble | creativeJax

If you would like any information about the products I’ve used in my project – as always – they’re listed in the table below.

REMEMBER

  • If you live in New Zealand and would like a copy of the new catalogue, please contact me.
  • If you live in New Zealand and would like a demonstrator to order through – I’d love to have you join my group of crafty customers – let’s journey together! – Shop Now or contact me.

  • If you live in New Zealand and would like to know more about becoming a demonstrator – Check out the info HERE – I’d love to have you join my thINK Creative Team! 

 

 

 

Until next time

Jackie Noble | creativeJaxJackie

As always – if you wish to know anything more about info in this post, or to get a catalogue, or to join my thINK Creative Team , or to buy any of the items mentioned in the post, please contact me.

Or you can shop 24/7 at my online Stampin’ Up! shop

Please do use the hostess code to support creativeJax if you are ordering online!  

Entering the Hostess code combines the value of online orders – which assists me to offer events and thank you’s for my customers and support charities such as Ronald MacDonald House and local events where I donate product and/or classes.

The current Hostess Code can be found at the top right of my webpage.

If your order is over $300, please do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards!

If you would like to find out about joining my Stampin’ Up! Team (thINK Creative) –  Please do get in touch – I would love to chat to you about that.

You can receive my Blog Posts directly by email or join my monthly Newsletter group –  you can subscribe using the buttons at the right of my page. 

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Jan 25 2017

Thailand Acheivers Blog Hop – January

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Welcome to the Thailand Incentive Trip Achievers Blog Hop for January.

This month we are focussing on the goodies in the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

Sale-A-Bration (SAB) is that wonderful time of the Stampin’ Up! calendar where everyone can earn FREE stuff with our orders.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Jackie Noble | creativeJax –  or may have come from the person previous to me on the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. 

I’ve gone a bit retro today!

There are two SAB products in my card. 

The sentiment – “Don’t quit your day dream” in the “Designer Tee” stamp set which co-ordinates with the t-Shirt Framelits from the Occasions Catalogue.

The background is one of the papers in the “Inside the Lines” designer series paper (DSP). I’ve coloured all the flowers and leaves with Stampin’ Write Markers as I wanted bright, vibrant colour on the card. The background has been done with the Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen. You can also use aqua painters,  sponges, brayers or daubers to do your colouring – so versatile!

I though they looked groovy together! 

A little frayed twine and a bright multicoloured spot were added to keep with the retro theme.

The sentiment on the t-shirt was done using the “Joseph’s Coat’ Technique. A fab emboss-resist technique!

 

And of course I carried the theme through to the inside of the card – this time by added a strip of that coloured DSP.

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are at my blog Jackie Noble | creativeJax, so check the blog hop lineup list to see who is next in the list.

 

 

Feel free to leave me a comment below – I love hearing from you!
 

Here are all the Sale-A-Bration Items! If you click onto the links you can read a little more about each one. Remember – these are FREE items that you can order – one for every $NZ110 you spend on product. You’ll be asked to add them to you order when you order online.

 

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REMEMBER

  • If you live in New Zealand and would like a copy of the new catalogue, please contact me.
  • If you live in New Zealand and would like a demonstrator to order through – I’d love to have you join my group of crafty customers – let’s journey together! – Shop Now or contact me.

  • If you live in New Zealand and would like to know more about becoming a demonstrator – Check out the info HERE – I’d love to have you join my thINK Creative Team! 
 

Until next time

Jackie Noble | creativeJaxJackie

 

As always – if you wish to know anything more about  info in this post, or to get a catalogue, or to buy any of the items mentioned in the post, please contact me.

Or you can shop 24/7 at my online Stampin’ Up! shop

Please do use the hostess code to support creativeJax if you are ordering online!  

Entering the Hostess code combines the value of online orders – which assists me to offer events and thank you’s for my customers and support charities such as Ronald MacDonald House and local events where I donate product and/or classes.

The current Hostess Code can be found at the top right of my webpage.

If your order is over $300, please do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards!

If you would like to find out about joining my Stampin’ Up! Team (thINK Creative) –  Please do get in touch – I would love to chat to you about that.

You can receive my Blog Posts directly by email or join my monthly Newsletter group –  you can subscribe using the buttons at the right of my page. 

 

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Jan 22 2017

CASEing the Catty – CTC112 – Enjoy Cupcakes & Carousels

 
Hello and welcome to CASEing the Catty – Sunday Blog Hop for CTC112!
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Whether you’re joining the Hop here at CreativeJax with Jackie Noble, or if you’ve hopped on over from  Kathryn at Kathryn’s Stampin’ World – or back from Judy at Just Judy Designs  a BIG hello!

This week the CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and Challenge is taking inspiration from pages 8 to 13 of the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue. This section features the gorgeous Cupcakes & Carousel Suite – and so much more!

Once you’ve had a look through this week’s Blog Hop to see plenty of inspirational projects that the crew have created for you –  get your crafty mojo out and join the challenge at  CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and Sunday Challenge Facebook Group. if you haven’t already joined the group you – just ask and your wish will be granted! You don’t need to have a blog to join in – just post your picture in the Album for this week’s challenge. If you do have a blog – feel free to add the link! And of course, the challenge is open to all Stampin’ Up! enthusiasts – not just demos!

You don’t need to have a blog to join in – just post your picture to the Facebook Group in the Album for this week’s challenge (CTC 112 – Cup Cakes & Carousels). If you do have a blog – feel free to add the link! And of course, the challenge is open to all Stampin’ Up! enthusiasts – not just demos!

Remember CASEing means you take your inspiration from one of the projects – you don’t have to have the actual stamps, papers, colours – maybe you like the layout and run with that. There are more than 20 projects on the pages for this week’s challenge – so plenty of places to start!

I’ve CASE’d the gift bag in the centre of the top image on page 8 which has “ENJOY” on it. You can see it in the photo above with the carousel horse and the pink background. 

Here’s my CASE – inspired by the layout of the gift bag and including the “Enjoy’ Sentiment” and the Cupcakes and Carousels DSP stack – though as a mini envelope rather than a background. 

In my CASE, I kept several elements of the layout though made a few adjustments. Rather than fussy cutting a banner from DSP – I’ve used the Banner Punch. Rather than the ribbon from the coordinating Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit – I’ve used Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine Twine. And rather than having a piece of DSP behind the banner, I stamped some tiny words of thanks! And rather than having the fussy cut horse element – I’ve got the tiny envelope.

I was rather taken with the “ENJOY” sentiment which is part of the “Suite Sentiments” set – so have used my Stampin’ Write marker to colour only that word and not get the smaller words that are below it on the stamp.

You may have missed this set among all the amazing products in the catalogue. It is right at the end of the catalogue – page 54 – and it was a set that I received Free at On Stage Live in Brisbane as an All-Attendee-Giveaway! Stampin’ Up! is so generous! I’m excited to have registered to go to our next Demo-only event – On Stage in Auckland in April – Yay!

The Suite of Sentiments contains a selection of sentiments that are in the style of the various product suites in the Occasions Catalogue – you can see all the suites HERE. As well as the ENJOY sentiment, the other two sentiments on the card are from the same set. The “Many Mini Thanks” and “thanks THANKS …” are designed to coordinate with the Sending Love Product suite. But of course you can mix & match and I think they look great on my Thank You card!

I just love the little shape that goes into the mini envelope (from the Love Notes Framelits) and the stamp of tiny “thanks” from the Suite Sentiments fits perfectly! Just too cute!

Note: The “Sealed with Love” product suite is the product suite I have based my second Classes-to-Go class around. You can read more about my current Classes-to-Go over on my Events and Classes page HERE

My CASE this week is the card I made for those who ordered at one of my Occasions Catalogue Launch parties which I held earlier in the month. As well as a Thank You card, which I always include with all orders, I wanted to include a wee treat and these sentiments were perfect to accompany these!

Here’s the card, and coordinating mini self-closing box. 

We made these self-closing boxes in class late last year – but they were much larger – about 12cm (5 inches) tall. These mini ones are less than half that height – too small for many chocolates! 

“So what is in that tiny box?” I hear you thinking …

Well …

Mini tictac containers! These little cuties hold 6 or 7 tictacs and come in a giant tictac box!

I’ve been looking for the right project to use these super cute tictacs  – and how perfectly matched are they with the “many mini thanks” theme?! lol!

Here’s what some of my sets look like en masse!

I do hope you’ve enjoyed my project this week! I’ve had fun creating with some of my new goodies from the Occasions Catalogue. Feel free to leave me a comment in the section below – I love hearing from you! If you live in New Zealand and would like to purchase any of the products I’ve mentioned – I would welcome you as a customer.

As I mentioned at the beginning of my Post – CASEing the Catty has a weekly Challenge hosted in our CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and Sunday Challenge Facebook Group.

We’d love you to share your own project that takes inspiration from pages 8 to 13 of the Occasions Catalogue, Just click on the Join Challenge Button below and you will find yourself at the Facebook group where you can add your project to the album for this week’s Challenge.

If you’re not a member of the group – just ask to join and we will see you there!

CTC Challenge

You have almost a week to create and join in. Make sure you put your photo in the challenge album by 6pm Saturday 28th January to be included.

 
Now, depending on the direction you’re hopping – move onto the next blog with Judy May – or go back to the Previous Blog withKathryn Mangelsdorf.

KathrynJudy

If you get lost along the way – head to the CTC Blog Home Page where you will see all those involved in this week’s CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and make sure you haven’t missed any of the great creations!

 

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are at my blog Jackie Noble | creativeJax

If you would like any information about the products I’ve used in my project – as always – they’re listed in the table below.

REMEMBER

  • If you live in New Zealand and would like a copy of the new catalogue, please contact me.
  • If you live in New Zealand and would like a demonstrator to order through – I’d love to have you join my group of crafty customers – let’s journey together! – Shop Now or contact me.

  • If you live in New Zealand and would like to know more about becoming a demonstrator – Check out the info HERE – I’d love to have you join my thINK Creative Team! 

Until next time

Jackie Noble | creativeJaxJackie

As always – if you wish to know anything more about info in this post, or to get a catalogue, or to join my thINK Creative Team , or to buy any of the items mentioned in the post, please contact me.

Or you can shop 24/7 at my online Stampin’ Up! shop

Please do use the hostess code to support creativeJax if you are ordering online!  

Entering the Hostess code combines the value of online orders – which assists me to offer events and thank you’s for my customers and support charities such as Ronald MacDonald House and local events where I donate product and/or classes.

Please do use the hostess code to support creativeJax if you are ordering online!  

Entering the Hostess code combines the value of online orders – which assists me to offer events and thank you’s for my customers and support charities such as Ronald MacDonald House and local events where I donate product and/or classes.

The current Hostess Code can be found at the top right of my webpage.

If your order is over $300, please do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards!

 

If you would like to find out about joining my Stampin’ Up! Team (thINK Creative) –  Please do get in touch – I would love to chat to you about that.

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