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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Kre8tors Blog Hop - Tea Together



Hello and welcome to the January Kre8tors Blog Hop!  This month's theme is Occasions/Sale-A-Bration Tic Tac Toe Challenge. Each participant must complete a line containing three squares on our Tic Tac Toe Challenge graphic.


I love a Tic Tac Toe challenge - it is so fun to pick which combo to use for my design.  My design started with the top left corner to go diagonally across the board: Sequins, Punch, Ribbon using the Tea Together stamp set and Tea Time framelits.  Our silver edged cards and envelopes are so elegant and match the silver mini sequins in my design.  I stamped a tea cup on the envelope flap.


The black and white Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper was the starting point for my tea pot.  I added a punched out Balmy Blue butterfly from a different sheet of the DSP.  It is placed on the tea pot.  The other butterflies are colored with a Stampin' Blends dark Balmy Blue marker and embellished with sequins.


I layered a strand of the silver mini sequins onto the Balmy Blue organdy ribbon.  The sentiment circles are adhered with dimensionals over the ribbon.  I placed half a doily as a "platter" beneath the tea pot. 


I die cut a tea pot in Balmy Blue card stock and adhered it under the butterfly DSP tea pot.  This created a nice shadow of Balmy Blue peeking out from under the black butterfly tea pot.  

I hope you will join our fun and use the Tic Tac Toe challenge to make a design at home.  

Now please use the Next button below to hop over to see Tricia's design for our challenge.  The full list of participants is below the next button.



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Sale-a-bration is the most wonderful time to shop!  You receive a free gift from the Sale-a-bration brochure for every increment of $50 (level 1 gifts) or $100 (level 2 gifts) ordered.


Please contact me or your demonstrator with any questions.  If you don't have a demonstrator, then I am happy to help you get started with an order.  My online store is open 24 hours at http://bit.ly/shopwithJaney 

All orders over $50 will receive the January IDEAS tutorial bundle.  Please use this online host code:


Orders of $150 will earn their own Stampin' Rewards and the January IDEAS tutorial bundle.

Monday is usually Team Swap Monday.
Wednesday and Friday/Saturday feature designs made by me.


Thank you for joining me today, please leave a comment to say "Hello" - it makes my day to see your comments!


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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Goes Wild January Kit


Today is the LAST day to update your account for more kits, or start your new subscription.  

I love the Animal Expedition suite and I'm excited that it will be featured in our January kit!  We already had a hint that the kit is treat holders, so that gets my mind turning for what to put into the treat holders.  My next question is: who will I gift them to?
I love to share Valentines and have lots of ideas for this year.  My Valentines will have packaged candy which will be happily accepted by anyone.  Here are ideas of who to share our Valentine treats to show appreciation, (beyond the typical teacher and classroom exchange):
fire station
police station
paramedics station
library staff
school office staff/librarians/cafeteria staff
bus drivers
health and welfare office
elderly neighbors
clergy

Random acts of kindness:
gas station attendant
service workers on Valentines Day
carpool driver
mail carrier
UPS driver
everyone, everywhere appreciates a gift of kindness!


Subscribe here today!  
January 11th is too late, so go do it now.

See the Animal Exhibition suite here.
• Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, and Pool Party


Click on the Sale-a-bration icon in the right column to see the many options that you can select as your free gifts with your purchase of a prepaid subscription.  Sale-a-bration is the most amazing time to get a prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  I suggest people consider an order, such as this suggestion below, to maximize their free Sale-a-bration gifts. 


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These products total $251 and that qualifies you for a bonus $25 Stampin' Rewards = $50 of free product from our current catalogs.
Plus you get 5 level 1 Sale-a-bration gifts, or
2 level 2 gifts and 1 level 1 gift.  Is Stampin' Rewards new to you?  Read here about the program, and you can contact me if needed.



Please contact me or your demonstrator with any questions.  If you don't have a demonstrator, then I am happy to help you get started with an order.  My online store is open 24 hours at http://bit.ly/shopwithJaney 

All orders over $50 will receive the January IDEAS tutorial bundle.  Please use this online host code:


Orders of $150 will earn their own Stampin' Rewards and the January IDEAS tutorial bundle.

Monday is usually Team Swap Monday.
Wednesday and Friday/Saturday feature designs made by me.


Thank you for joining me today, please leave a comment to say "Hello" - it makes my day to see your comments!

Janey

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Color Combo Blog Hop - Humming Along


Welcome to the January Color Combo Blog Hop.  This month we have been challenged to design with Gorgeous Grape, Cajun Craze, and Coastal Cabana.  Demonstrators from all around the globe are participating to share their projects featuring these three color.  We hope to inspire you to join our challenge and use these colors in your projects at home.

This was my first time to ink up my new Humming Along stamp set.  I was really happy with my choice as I played with the colors.

My first draft was all ink and I wasn't so happy with it.  Then I remembered to use clear Embossing Powder with the Cajun Craze to get a glossy definition on my flower image. This approach made me delighted with my Color Combo design! 


 I used sponge daubers and Stampin' Write Markers to color in the floral image.  Here you can see how glossy the embossing is with the shading on the flower petals.


One of my favorite tricks with the Everyday Label punch is to create a simple frame with a contrasting or complementing card stock layer.  For this card I stamped the sentiment in Cajun Craze on Very Vanilla card stock.  Then I punched it with the Everyday Label punch. Next I punched out a blank Cajun Craze card stock label. I snipped it vertically down the center and adhered it on the backside so that it overhangs and peeks out of each end of the Very Vanilla label.  Have you ever used this layering trick?

I hope you will try this Color Combo on your own project!

Please join me to hop over and see Tricia's lovely Color Combo project, click on the next button below.





Please contact me or your demonstrator with any questions.  If you don't have a demonstrator, then I am happy to help you get started with an order.  My online store is open 24 hours at http://bit.ly/shopwithJaney 

All orders over $50 will receive the January IDEAS tutorial bundle.  Please use this online host code:


Orders of $150 will earn their own Stampin' Rewards and the January IDEAS tutorial bundle.

Monday is usually Team Swap Monday.
Wednesday and Friday/Saturday feature designs made by me.


Thank you for joining me today, please leave a comment to say "Hello" - it makes my day to see your comments!



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Stampin Write Markers - Brights Collection
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