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Just Add Ink Challenge # 19 - Colour

A Melon Mambo Hi It's a C O L O U R C H A L L E N G E at Just Add Ink this week. Below are the gorgeous, funky, bright, delicious colours that you have to use! Aren't they awesome? Project Details for 'A Melon Mambo Hi' - Stamp Sets: Say it with Scallops, Polka Dot, Frames with a Flourish Ink: Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant, Taken with Teal Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Taken with Teal (textured) Accessories: Elegant Eggplant 1/4 " Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat and Template, Punches: Corner Rounder, Scallop Edge and Scallop Square, Circle Ice Rhinestone Brad, Dimensionals I hope you enjoy playing around with such a bright and cheery palette. I actually CASEd one of my own cards for this week's DT submission. It was a design that I sent into last year's Convention for the display boards at Canberra and it also made it into Stamper's Showcase on the 6th April this year. I love the simplic

Convention Awards' Dinner

Some of the Tassie Girls - Me, Lynda, Claire and Rochelle The Gorgeous Centrepiece for the Table My Mum and I Sharnee and Carli Claire and Lynda Thanks ladies for your wonderful company! See you for the Regionals in Launceston on the 4th September and for the National Convention in Melbourne from May 12th - 14th. Congratulations to Claire and Sharnee for receiving awards for personal sales. Bron XX

Some more Pics

This is the very talented, Christine Blain, who enters the Just Add Ink Challenges on a regular basis! It was so lovely to meet her and a big wave to Kim also. I should have got a photo of you as well. Thanks ladies for supporting the challenges each week with your great entries and lovely comments. It is very much appreciated! Well, Delys managed to find me on the first day and we had to get a shot of us under the 'Vintage Style' Display Board, seeing we're the only JAI Girls in our naughty forties! Then I managed to spot Sarah in the crowd early the next day. It was great to meet these wonderful ladies on the Design Team. ... and who should be standing right there to say hello to? None other than the very talented Kirsty Brown who is on the Inkspirations' Design Team. Kirsty also loves to enter the JAI Challenges. It was great to finally meet her too! As you can tell from the last few blog entries, being a part of the SU Family and making friends with

Make 'n' Takes at Sydney Convention

It was really awesome to get to know some of the other SU Demonstrators from Tassie. Here's Claire and Lynda doing the Make 'n' Takes. Thanks guys for letting me tag along with you! You were fantastic company and can't wait to catch up again at the REGIONALS in Launceston on the 4th September!!!! Yay! These two lovely ladies were ex-Hobartians and got the best 'table' in the house right up near the stage for day 1. It was great to meet and hang out with Lucia and Esther. Here's Rochelle, another gorgeous demonstrator from my home town of Launceston, busily stamping away with our new, not released to the general public, stamp sets!! How cool is that? The lovely Carli was there to lend a hand and help with the stamping as Sharnee was otherwise occupied with gorgeous, little Esther. Sharnee and Esther Sharnee wishes she was having a few zzzz's herself but I'll let her tell you that story when she gets back from her family holiday in Nowra.

The JAI Birds at Convention

One Third of the Just Add Ink Design Team - Delys from NZ, Sarah from W.A. and Myself from Tassie I've literally just walked in the door from the most amazing time away at the Stampin' Up! Convention in Sydney. I never saw the Harbour Bridge or the Opera House this time around but I got to meet my fellow Design Team Members from Just Add Ink . This was definitely one of the highlights!! It was so .... great to catch up with these inspiring and gorgeous ladies. I have heaps of photos to post of some wonderful people I got to know over the last two days as well as some fantastic examples of some brilliant and downright artisitic SWAPS. However, seeing I have to walk out the door again very soon, this will have to do for now! A big thankyou to all the Tassie girls I got to hang out with. Stay tuned for some more photos. Bron XX

Just Add Ink Challenge # 18 - Sketch

Hoot-Hoot Hooray! It's a sketch challenge at Just Add Ink this week and I've used one of my favourite stamp sets for my DT submission. I hope you can play along. As this post goes to air I should be fast asleep in my hotel room near Darling Harbour getting some good amount of zzzzzz's before the Stampin' Up! National Convention gets underway in Sydney!! Today is also my darling daughter's 17th birthday. My 'baby' is one year short of officially reaching adulthood! Where did those years go? If you're reading this, Laura, a big happy birthday and hugs to you! Sorry I'm not there to celebrate it with you today. Hope you like the pressies! Love Mum xxxxx This week's sketch I've used one of the new Designer Hardware from the Hooray selection and watercoloured all the little owls with my Aqua Painter and SU Inks. I have quite a collection of owl stamps and these little ones from the 'Owl Together Now', SU stamp set a

You Made My Day!

You Made My Day - Swap # 4 A Box Full of Some of My Swaps Slight Variation of Swap # 4 All packed and ready to go ... well ... not my suitcase, just all my Swaps! I'm about to hop in the shower, pack my bag and fly out from Launnie at 3.10 pm. I'm super duper excited to be going to Sydney and hope I get plenty of sleep tonight as I was up to 1:45 AM finishing off these little time 'killers' and up bright and early to glue on all the Project Recipes on the back!! This is my main Swap and my favourite of the 4 that I mass produced. I had two other designs in my head but literally ran out of time! Maybe I could store those ideas for next year's Convention but with new stamp sets of course! Project Recipe: Bronwyn Eastley ID # 4001960 National Convention, Sydney 2010 Stamp Sets: Polka Dot, Tiny Tags Ink: Sahara Sand, Riding Hood Red Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White Accessories: Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Brads,

Swaps for Sydney

#1 #2 #3 Here's a super quick peek at my first lot of swaps for Sydney. My favourite design is still in the production line. Needless to say it has polka dots on it too! There seems to be an unintentional theme running through all of these! See you in Sydney! Bron XX Project Recipes - #1 - Night Owl Stamp Sets: Fox & Friends, Really Retro, Neighbourhood Ink: Basic Gray Cardstock: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White, So Saffron Accessories: Textured Impressions Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Two-Step Bird Punch, 1 ¾” Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Stamping Sponge, Dimensionals # 2 - Purse Stamp Sets: Polka Dot, Tiny Tags Ink: Sahara Sand, Riding Hood Red Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White Accessories: Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Brads, Top Note Die, Candy Lane DSP, Corner Rounder Punch, Buttons #5 Sizzlits Die, Medium Jewellery Tag Punch, ½” Circle Punch, Dimensionals #3 - Baby Prams Stamp Set: Short &a

Just Add a Technique - Challenge # 17 at Just Add Ink

Paper Beads and Faux Silk Asian Artistry This week at Just Add Ink we have a challenge with a difference. It takes on the form of a Blog Hop. You will need to visit all the Design Team Member's Blogs and check out all the wonderful tutorials the girls have put together to highlight a certain technique. Decide on which technique you'd like to try and make a card, scrapbook layout or 3D item etc. and enter it in this week's challenge on the Just Add Ink Blog. I have put together a very simple tutorial to show you how to make Paper Beads and Faux Silk . Paper Beads Step 1 - Using your paper cutter, cut out some long triangular strips of paper the length of your chosen DSP. Mine have been cut about 1.5 centimetres at the widest point. I only needed 3 beads but I cut an extra one in case I 'muffed' up. Step 2 - Starting at the wide end, roll up the strip of paper applying glue as you roll. At the beginning make sure you leave a big enough hole to thr

Urban Oasis Tote

Here's yet another gorgeous Haute Tote. This one is made from the Urban Oasis DSP and trimmed with Baja Breeze Cardstock and gold brads. I left off the swing tag as well as the inside pocket and glued the front, bottom flaps on the inside for a different look. This would be the perfect gift bag for Mother's Day! The template can be purhased from Creations by AR . You can now find the link on my side bar. Happy crafting! Bron XX

Just Add Ink Challenge # 16 - Colour

Medallion and Dragonflies I've had the Medallion stamp for nearly 3 weeks and this is the first time I've had a chance to 'play'. I originally ordered it so I could do the Emerging Colour Technique and I've noticed on lots of blogs lately that this has been a very popular way to use this versatile stamp. I've used the following gorgeous Colour Combination, which is the challenge this week at Just Add Ink. It's number 16 already. Can you believe that? I hope you get time to play along if you're not knee deep in making SWAPS for Convention. Dragonflies with Dazzling Diamonds on their Wings Here's What I Did - 1) Stamped the En Francais Background Stamp (Pink Pirouette) onto a Glossy White piece of cardstock which was cut out using the Top Note Die . 2) Cut around the white Top Note shape where the 'stitching' was to leave room for a piece of Ruby Red cardstock for backing. 3) Brayered over the top using So Saffron Ink. 4

Colour Renovation

The new Colour Collections A Fond Farewell I have been a 'bad' blogger lately (so busy with SWAPS) that I hadn't got around to posting news (now old) about the Colour Renovation that will occur when the new Ideas Book and Catalogue is released in September! Before I get onto that I just wanted to say a big thank-you to my friend, Janice, who came around last night and helped me with my SWAPS!! It was so ... appreciated as the whole process can be a tad time consuming!!! Thanks for gluing, sponging, stamping tags etc. You are an angel (mmmm... most of the time). I better not go there as the old saying is true, "You'll always be my friend because you know too much". Anyway, the new colour collections (no longer known as colour families) look absolutely fantastic. I'm excited to see some old in-colours back and 5 new colours that will be added to the mix to make up the new CORE colours. There will still be 5 in-colours introduced this September