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I’ve fallen totally in love with the Nature’s Poem DSP from the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue.  Such beautiful leaf images and skeleton leaf pages teamed with rich regal classic backing colours.  Very very versatile and useable and delightfully loveable.

Our younger son, Tony, loves to visit the National Parks in our area. Boonoo Boonoo being one of his faves.  His partner snapped this shot on an early visit there.

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Recipe for Success:

Cardstock – Basic Black and Whisper White

DSP – Natures Poem

Ink – Cajun Craze and Memento Black

Stamp Set – Rooted in Nature

Fine Specimen Son – Anthony Crouch – Computer Geek (but I love him anyway)

Until next time,

Stay happy,

Jacqui xo

I’ve had these photos of our Grand daughter for almost two years.  Finding the right DSP and the right double layout just wasn’t happening.

Who would guess that S.U.’s True Gentleman’s DSP would be just right for these girlie pics???   The DSP is now retired, but there’s a great new masculine DSP in the new Annual Catalogue.  It just happened to arrive at my house today in time to play over the long week end.  So stay tuned……………..

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I love doing both these layouts and they also team well together (remember how different they look?  Scroll down.  They are the same pages that I completed for our grandson.  You don’t need to reinvent the wheel each/every layout.  Different kids and different DSP equals different looks).

Recipe for success:

Cardstock – Whisper White, Crumb Cake

Inks – Crumb Cake

DSP – True Gentleman

Have an amazing week end everyone, until next time………

stay happy!

Cheers

Jacqui xo

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Happy birthday Kelly Kent!!  I’m so pleased to be able to join your Blog Hop in celebration of a another year around the sun.

To celebrate in style I decided to create this adorable folio.  When I saw this Share What You Love DSP in S.U.’s new catalogue I knew it was perfect for a mini album and/or folio.  It’s just thicker than the normal DSP, so it’s almost card stock weight.  It has delightful floral prints with edgy reverse sides that co ordinate beautifully with the florals.  This beautiful DSP is part of the Share What You Love Suite along with the Love What You Do stamp set, Lovely Floral Textured Impressions Folder and Rich Razzleberry velvet ribbon (*swoon*), Artisan Pearls (*breathtaking*), Embellishment Kit and Pearlized Doilies.  It was just such a pleasure to work with these well co ordinated products.  Hurrah!!!  I managed to use them all.  See if you can spot them!!

I hope you love this folio as much as I loved making it.  (tutorial comes from My Sister Scrapper).  I have actually made a video to go with this post but in true style it won’t upload to my blog!!!  So we will just have to be content with stills.  They don’t really let you ‘interact’ with the folio but you will get the idea of what it’s about.  However, no pictures can capture just how lovely this DSP is.

 

The cover and then the first page opened.  The little folder holds three photos and slides into the open pocket using a magnet to hold into place.

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This pic shows the the next page.  A small folder slides into this horizontal pocket and it could hold 3 photos or journalling notes.

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This photo shows the centre of the folio.  Two ‘piece decorated’ booklets tuck into pockets at the top on either side.  The one on the left is blank inside ready to load with photos.  It would hold approximately 6 photographs.  The one on the right is for journalling (closer photo of that one further down the post)  Below them are two ‘floating’ photo matts.  They stay ‘attached’ to the folio via magnets hidden behind those beautiful pearlized doilies.  In the centre is a waterfall which will hold up to eight photographs.  the cover of the waterfall features the Lovely Floral Textured Impressions embossing folder, just lightly sponged with some Crumb Cake ink.

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This pic shows the photo board aside from it’s magnetic mooring to reveal the pearlized doilies underneath concealing the magnet that holds it in place.

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A closer look at the ‘My Memories’ folder from the right hand side pocket.  I’ve stitched into this 6 pages to record an event or just your thoughts.  Stamped with that gorgeous floral stamp that’s featured throughout the folio.

IMG_2131The last section of the folio on the left hand side, has another folder to house three photos or journalling pages.  It tucks into a ‘tuck spot’ using magnet behind another of those adorable doilies.  Don’t you love that Rich Razzleberry velvet ribbon and those wee pearls???

On the right hand side are three pockets with three photo matts.  Enough space here to hold four photos and journalling opportunity on the fronts.  These three matts feature images from the DSP that have been fussy cut.

Thanks for visiting me and sharing in Kelly’s Birthday Bash.

Recipe for Success:

Card stock – Basic Black, Whisper White and Tranquil Tide

DSP and Embellishments – Share What You Love and the Share What You Love bundle

Stamp Sets – Make a Difference and Love What You Do

Inks – Memento black, Tranquil Tide, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry

Punches – Decorative ribbon border and Detailed Trio

Stamped images have been coloured with S.U. Blends

Until next time, stay happy………..

Jacqui xo

P.S. I know Tina has something special lined up to show you so click on her link to go find out what she has been up to……

Next up on the birthday blog hop is Tina Gillespie.

 

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It’s so exciting when you fall in love with a range of DSP and then it’s continued into the next year’s catalogue.  I don’t think I’ve every heard of it before.  But S.U. has seen fit to carry forward the amazing DSP 6″ x 6″ pack of masculine DSP entitled Wood Texture.

Here I’ve created a mini album, (tutorial thanks to My Sister Scrapper).  This album is for #2 son,  Tony.  It’s so earthy just like him.  He loves to be outdoors and in touch with nature.    I’ve teamed the DSP here with the stamp set from S.U. named Sheltering Tree.  Some of the images are quite haunting.  I love it. Enjoy my little video.

Until next time, stay happy.

Cheers,

Jacqui xo

Bubble and Fizz by S.U.

I love the time that we have with our grandson, Xavier, when he comes to stay during his school holidays.  These pics were taken last summer at Stanthorpe when we stopped for a cold drink on a very hot day.  Of course when you are with Nan and Pop you get to have cold lemonade  (unlike when you are with mum or dad!!!!)

I love to make everyday moments, special.

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Making these two totally different designs come together to make a DLO, really was effortless.  The DSP just ‘links’ them together well.  This is the SAB free paper that unfortunately has now retired, called Bubble and Fizz.

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This first page was inspired by a LO that I saw on Scrapbook.com.  This paper really does scream ‘FUN’ doesn’t it?

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Second page was inspired by a LO I spotted on Pinterest done by Jennifer Smith.

Hope you love this DLO as much as I loved making it.  Xavier arrived last night for his week in Tenterfield.  The lads are going camping to Boonoo Boonoo Falls so I’m hoping for lots of lovely lovely photos.

Stampin’ Up! have a brand new catalogue that will release on 1st June, 2018.  I have my copy in my hot hands.  I’m really excited for his catalogue.  It’s the best we’ve had.  EVER!  I love it.  Want a free copy?  Drop me a message and I’ll pop one into the post for you.

Thanks for visiting, until next time stay happy!

Jacqui xo

When a friend asked me to create three cards for her using this stamp set I wasn’t hopeful.  This ‘style’ of stamp really isn’t my ‘thing’, but I took up the challenge and from searching through Pinterest and SU samples I was able to fulfil the brief!!   I actually enjoyed it.

This cute set is a hostess set so you can obtain it by spending $250.  Perfect time to lash out!!!  Not only would you get this stamp set but you’d also get two free Sale-a-bration items.  (add another $20 to your order and you can have three SAB freebies!!).

My friend’s only request was that, even though this stamp set has a cute little pair of chairs that sit out the front of the house, she wanted me to use the chair/table that comes with the stamp set Charming Cafe, also from the current Occasions Mini catalogue.   (which finishes at the end of this month so be quick!!).  I thought the request to use these chairs was a bit ‘odd’.  To me they looked way too large, didn’t think they’d match at all………thinking ‘nah, that’s not going to work…….’………..but actually I kind of like it.

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I’ve coloured this one with the new S.U. Blend pens.  I’m still such a learner but they are heaps of fun, and the quality is superb.

IMG_2120This card is just using the little bouquet of flowers stamp that is included in this ever so cute stamp set.  Coloured with the Stampin’ Write Markers and Voila!!!  such a cute card.

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This card is a CASE of one that was in a S.U. demonstrator’s only publication.  It couldn’t have come at a better time for me.  The little stone fence and gate is used as a background stamp (crumb cake ink on crumb cake card stock).  Works brilliantly.  Then the same little bouquet is stamped and circle cut.  So effective and so easy.

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Recipe for success:

Card #1.

Stamp sets – Cosy Cottage and Charming Cafe

Cardstock -Whisper White, Basic Black and Smokey Slate

Inks – Memento black and S.U. Blend pens

Card #2

Stamp set – Cosy Cottage

Inks – Black Archival, Stampin’ Write Markers

Card stocks – Whisper White and Wisteria Wonder

Card #3

Stamp Set – Cosy Cottage

Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Calypso Coral

Inks – Black Archival and Stampin’ Write Markers.

Thanks for visiting.  Until next time stay happy.

Jacqui.   xo

 

 

It happens every year.  Christmas just rolls around doesn’t it?  This  year my boys and their partners (and kids) will be here in Tenterfield.  I’m so excited.  Tonight after Joe and Anna arrive with Zaliah and Ava and they have been fed and watered, the boys will sit around being funny (and getting funnier as they partake in drink!!) peeling the vegetables for lunch tomorrow.  By tonight, lunch tomorrow will be well underway.

I wanted to wish my followers a very Merry Christmas and a blessed, peaceful, healthy and safe 2018.  Thank you to each person for your kind comments, well wishes and thoughtfulness throughout the year.   I truly appreciate it.  Lets do it all again in 2018.  Yipee!!  I will be freed up next year to show you more of what I love to do and make.  I’ll be showing you more mini albums and more scrap layouts.  So don’t abandon me!!!!

I’m dashing off to do last minute things today but will leave you with some beautiful pics of our boys and their families.

Blessings my friends……….remember to count those blessings.  Let go of situations and people that hurt and embrace those that you love and treasure.  They are your blessings!hnunbXjaTIasR5UFEWTa8Q The husband and the #1 son.  Hamming it up at Joe’s birthday breakfast at Redcliffe this month.

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Joe and his beautiful partner, Anna.  I love these two so much. xoxo Cannot wait to share Christmas with them.IMG_1621Ava and Zaliah with Xavier.  Experiencing winter in Tenterfield.IMG_1687Tony and Celeste.

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Well now you are up to date with our boys and their families!!!  We are so blessed to have them in our lives.

Enjoy your Christmas season everyone.  Stay safe and above all stay happy!

Love always,

Jacqui   xo

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