Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Stampin' Up! Simply Stars

Are you enjoying seeing my creations using some of the new products from Stampin' Up! Hope so!
One of Blake's teachers asked me before the end of term if I'd make some cards for her daughter to give to her teachers. Would have been rude not to. The first two are for her teacher and head teacher. I cased these from the new Stampin' Up! catalogue.

They feature the set Simply Stars, the hostess set Banner Greetings and ABC - 123 Sketched Alphabet and Numbers. Have to admit the 'teacher' sentiment is from a retired set - but one I will hang on to!

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Love this new colour Coastal Cabana teamed with Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky, Strawberry Crush and Baked Brown Sugar. I've made use of one the Candy Dots on the star.

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Here's a close up of one of the Banner Greetings:

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The next two cards are also a catalogue case using the same colours and stamps again. This time the sentiment used is from Lots of Thanks. I've added faux stitching in Baked Brown Sugar using the Piercing Tool, Essential Piercing Pack and a Marker.

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The final set of three cards. Again I've used the same colour combination and card style but replaced the stars with the Elegant Butterfly punched shapes and another sentiment from Lots of Thanks.

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Today the rain spoilt outdoor play plans so instead we decided to sort through some toys. Blake keeps asking us for a Lego train set - I pointed out he already has lots of it and today proved a point by piecing it all together. He seemed happy with the results!


Have fun
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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Stampin' Up! Eastern Elegance Photo Book

Sometimes in the world of Jelly I get some really odd requests. One of my friends asked me if I could decorate up a photo album for her to pop in lots of photos of another friends Hen do. Of course I said, no problem. Then she gave me the brief:

Her name's Claire (yep), we went to York (OK), we dressed up as Crayola Crayons (really?), we had another weekend and we all dressed up as Where's Wally (getting nervous), she loves Gary Barlow (we all have our faults), she loves wine (don't we all?), we went go-karting (why?), oh we did some karaoke (again - why?), so could you get all that on the cover? (gulp......).

I did it with the help of all my Stampin' Up! stash and a bit of Internet and printer fun too:

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I've used Eastern Elegance Designer Papers for my vintage style photo book. To get all the bits and bobs that I couldn't create using my Stampin' Up! products, I popped a piece of Crumb Cake Card in my printer and used various fonts to add the detail. I love the little pic of Where's Wally - printed beautifully on the Crumb Cake:
 
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I punched him out with the new Artisan Label Punch and popped a couple of Candy Dots on top of the Candy Dots Brad Bases - how cool are they? Take candy dots in all our Stampin' Up! colours and create your own brads. I also popped an arrow from Essentials Hardware Clips - love these.

I made bunting from the Eastern Elegance Papers and created faux stitching with the piercing tool and Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, the stitching is drawn on with Smoky Slate Marker.

Photo below shows the details of the beautiful Elasticated Ruffle Ribbon in Coastal Cabana and the lovely ABC - 123 Sketch Alphabet and Numbers.

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 Here's the straight on view:

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And here are the beautiful Eastern Elegance Designer Papers.
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If you'd like to order any Stampin' Up! products, or if you'd like to know more about becoming a demonstrator yourself, please drop me an email at:


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Monday, 29 July 2013

Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio Scrapbook Layout

Last week at our cousin's naming nay another of our cousin's took a lovely photo of us (albeit Blake escaping in the background) and as my printer is being temperamental at the moment, desperate to create a scrapbook page with it I used Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio software and made this:

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I really enjoyed playing with so many different embellishments and stamps. I love that you can re-colour them, change the size, rotate them and create different layers too. I can't wait for this software to become available from Stampin' Up! When it is you'll be able to purchase it from me along with loads of additional downloads and stuff - great for all you digi crafters out there.

I promise to keep you posted on availability.

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Friday, 26 July 2013

Stampin' Up! Chalk Talk Teacher Gifts

So the other day I teased you a little about some packages I'd made. Since then we had a LOT of rain in Nottingham and we were amongst the lucky ones who didn't get really flooded, we did get water in our utility - it came in over the back door and our hallway ceiling doesn't look like it used to after the rain came through either but it can all be sorted!

Now I can share with you what the packages were, they were teacher gifts for my boys teachers as their end of year thank yous. I can't tell you how lucky I am that my boys both go to such a wonderful infant and foundation unit and the teachers are absolutely brilliant and so attentive to every child's individual needs - so a big thank you was called for. These are the bags decorated up Stampin' Up! style:

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I made seven in total, one for each of the boys teachers and one for their head teacher too. Each one slightly different. I've used a lovely combination of some of the new colours launched by Stampin' Up! in the new annual catalogue. Each teacher got a card with a photo of either Zac or Blake and themselves which I took at their school picnics.

 The card is Crumb Cake with texture added using the Honeycomb Embossing Folder. the sentiment is from Chalk Talk and I printed the photo myself, adding the writing with a coordinating Marker in Baked Brown Sugar - one of our new In Colours.

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Lots of goodies inside the bag too. I gave each teacher a beautiful hand soap and made a box to pop it in. I've used Natural Composition Designer card for the inside of the box and created a wrap using Strawberry Slush and a decorated Window Sheet from Quatrafancy  Speciality Paper Pack too. The sentiment this time is from Blue Ribbon. Do you love the gorgeous new Chevron Ribbon in Wisteria Wonder? It's available in 12 different Stampin' Up! Colours - share coming soon!

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The other package in the bag is one of these lovelies. I'm a huge fan of decorative packaging so was thrilled to see these new Tag a Bag Gift Boxes in our new catalogue, They are food safe Kraft boxes with a  sliding acetate sleeve. I filled each one with colour coordinated gifts - mini ink pad and stamp with tags and ribbon to make their own tags. Plus a fridge magnet, a book mark and a clip too.

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Some close ups of the details:

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Finally a shot of one of the bags with the contents.

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I've got so much to share with you from the new catalogue, plus news of a NEW all day creative day coming in October so please pop by for more.

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Stampin' Up! projects in the making

Just to show you that actually I'm not organised or tidy in any sense of the word - here is a glimpse at some projects I was working on yesterday mid create!

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Back later to show you the finished items! Guesses very welcome.

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Thursday, 18 July 2013

Stampin' Up! Flower Shop Bundle


Cor it's another scorcher here in the UK today, Blake and I are cowering indoors to escape the heat. I've had a bit of time in the room of craft, playing with some new stash from the New Stampin' Up! Catalogue!

I don't often make cards for commissions now but this one was for one of Zac's teachers so I was happy to help out. I've used the Flower Shop Bundle which is brand new to Stampin' Up!

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 I've used Crumb Cake Card for the base, it's an A5 card as needed to be big enough to fit the recipients name on it. I've embossed the edge with Delicate Designs Embossing Folder (I'll explain how to fit it across a card of this size shortly). The colour combo is Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder and the new Strawberry Slush. I made a box to match too:

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Don't you LURVE the new Strawberry Slush Stretch Ruffle Trim Ribbon? Perfect way to hold a box together. I also used the new Artisan Label punch and coordinating stamp set Label Something.

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To create the flowers I used the Pansy Punch, Designer Series Papers and Card stock Vellum which I then embossed for extra detail.

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The alphabet stamp set is ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet and Numbers. Love it.
I didn't use the Flower Shop Stamp set but here it is so you can see how perfectly it matches up with the pansy punch.

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You can buy the stamp and punch individually or you could save yourself 15% off the full price by buying them together. The bundle is available in wood mount or clear mount so the choice is yours.

Hope you likey. Back soon with more.
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Victoria
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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Stampin' Up! NEW Catalogue and Digital Studio Too

Don't worry if it's raining where you are today, I cam bring you sunshine in so many ways. Today sees the launch of the fabulous NEW Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. You can view the new catalogue and all the scrummy products by clicking on the photo below:

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There are also some special offers from Stampin' Up! to share with you - I'm updating them all on my Current Offers Page HERE throughout the day. 

To place an order just give me a call on 07748 707845 or email me at bluejellystampin@sky.com

So do you want to see some of the new products? Well if you're following our team blog hop you'll have landed here from Natalie's blog and your next stop will be Kim's blog. So what do I have to share. Well digi fans everywhere prepare to hang onto your pants as Stampin' Up! will very shortly be launching My Digital Studio. Once it's available I will let you know, but you can keep an eye out on my website here:


Very soon you'll be able to shop online via my website and also buy the digital products too. You'll have a whole range of digital products to choose from all exclusive to Stampin' Up! including papers, stamps, embellishments etc. You'll be able to create so many different things from cards to photo books, tags, the possibilities are endless. Here is a double page I created for a 12x12 hard backed photo book:
 
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I used some a set of pre-designed pages for the whole book and created a year in the life of my children. Over the coming weeks I'll share the whole book with you and you'll be able to see how I progressed from very basic use of My Digital Studio to much better!

Here is the first page so you can see it a bit better:

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It's this time last year and we went to Thomasland for Blake's third birthday. Later on in the month we went to my eldest brother's wedding and the reception was held on the beach:

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I made a few cards too using My Digital Studio. I really enjoyed creating these and using the different features to add the illusion of depth with shadows:

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The same card simply adapted by changing the colours - not having to completely re-make it - wow!

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And just for fun I made it in card and paper too:

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Hope you likey. So to go back to Natalies's blog click on the pic below:


or to move forward to Kim''s blog click on this pic:



More tomorrow
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Monday, 1 July 2013

Stampin' Up! This n That I've made a journal

Hi Everyone
Apologies for the me-hoosive interruption to Jelly vision viewers everywhere. Stuff came up and blogging etc had to take a short break but now I'm back and am sooooo excited as have so so much to share with you - so please keep popping by as you are going to be very excited!

I have some journalling to share with you - my first ever attempt in fact. We went on a last minute two week trip to Spain as my father in law has been diagnosed as very unwell and wanted to take his whole family away to create some lovely memories whilst we still have time. So we packed and went along with our in-laws and my hubby's sister and her family too.

It was a great time to use the Stampin' Up! journal kit This n That. Teamed it up with my new Polaroid camera (thanks Bekka for the inspiration) and a few markers and I had a small but perfect craft kit to fit in my suitcase. Today I'm sharing a couple of pages with you starting with this:

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Our first day captured as it happened. The camera is fan as I could edit the photos and print small self adhesive photos to stick straight in the book. I woke up early absolutely gagging for a coffee. Our farmhouse had no less than 3 coffee machines and 4 kettles. We only had fresh coffee and it took James and his brother in law Richard an HOUR to make one cup. We went out for coffee on day two!
 
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I took Stampin' Up! Markers with me and told everyone to write in the journal whenever they felt like it. Great fun.

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The farmhouse had loads of outdoor space and in the middle courtyard was a lovely pool. Zac was so nervous about getting in but by the end of the holiday he was going in by himself! Blake on the other hand only liked to dangle his feet in or sit in one of the inflatable boats!

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Love the photo above of Zac - he just enjoyed himself soooo much. Below is the two page spread. Our second day was my Mother in Laws birthday so we went out in the evening to celebrate. It was a short but hairy journey. The restaurant was on the beach. To get there we had to cross the road and walk through a 300 metre field to get to the beach. Only thing was - the field had four bulls in it. Needless to say, for me it was less of a stroll, more of a sprint! 

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Hope you can pop by tomorrow to see some fabulous projects from me and my fellow Stampin' Up! teamies in a blog hop of loads of products from the NEW annual catalogue.....
WOOO-HOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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