It's time for a Just Add Ink letter challenge and we're adding something beginning with A. I initially drew a blank. Usually I look for colours or stamp sets as my initial inspiration but that didn't work this time. Did you know there are no Stampin' ...
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"colour me happy" - 5 new articles

  1. JAI 523 Just add A - Appreciation
  2. JAI 522 sketch challenge - zany zebra birthday
  3. JAI 521 inspiration challenge - Poinsettia Christmas
  4. Stamping Sisters September Bundle & Blog Hop - Rainbow Colours
  5. Stamping Sisters August Tutorial Blog Hop: Thinking of You
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JAI 523 Just add A - Appreciation

thank you card for moving home occasion, made with Stampin Up Coming Home stamp set and bundle, Trimming the Town paper and Stampin Blends markers. Card by Di Barnes, Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - 2020 mini catalogue Stampin' Up!

It's time for a Just Add Ink letter challenge and we're adding something beginning with A. 

I initially drew a blank. Usually I look for colours or stamp sets as my initial inspiration but that didn't work this time. Did you know there are no Stampin' Up! colours starting with the letter A? Nope! Next, stamp set names? - no A's. I did think of animals and have a card to share later, but top of the to do list was a thank you card... & another word for thank you - appreciation! Yay! This is what I made using the new Coming Home stamp set & die bundle.

thank you card for moving home occasion, made with Stampin Up Coming Home stamp set and bundle, Trimming the Town paper and Stampin Blends markers. Card by Di Barnes, Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - 2020 mini catalogue Stampin' Up!

Some of you may be thinking, 'that's an odd theme for an appreciation card, Di' so here's some background. The card is for the real estate agent who helped us prepare and sell our home of 30 plus years. His support was incredible and invaluable so of course I wanted to make him a card to say how much we appreciated him. I'm only giving it to him today but I'm fairly sure he doesn't follow my blog.  😄 As for our move, we're still living at our current home while we renovate our new one - which is partly why my project sharing has been a bit erratic lately. Thanks for understanding.

But back to the card! The Coming Home bundle was perfect as it's full of fun house images. I coloured the images with Stampin' Blends markers starting with a red house (his business logo is red and white) & built the rest of the card around it. The sentiment is from Butterfly Gala, which has lots of other useful sentiments too.

The paper prints are from the coordinating Trimming the Town paper pack. This pack has a general Christmas theme but includes quite a few fun everyday ones too, like I've used on the front and inside teamed with another cute house.

thank you card for moving home occasion, made with Stampin Up Coming Home stamp set and bundle, Trimming the Town paper and Stampin Blends markers. Card by Di Barnes, Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - 2020 mini catalogue Stampin' Up!

So that's my Just Add A challenge project. I hope it has given you some ideas.

thank you card for moving home occasion, made with Stampin Up Coming Home stamp set and bundle, Trimming the Town paper and Stampin Blends markers. Card by Di Barnes, Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - 2020 mini catalogue Stampin' Up!

Thanks for visiting today. For more A's, head to the Just Add Ink blog to see all our Design Team projects. I'll also have another A project (hint - with an animal) to share over the weekend as I have time.

To make your own cute houses, check out all the supplies I used here in my Stampin' Up! store.

Happy stamping & inky wishes,
Di

Project Supplies

thank you card for moving home occasion, made with Stampin Up Coming Home stamp set and bundle, Trimming the Town paper and Stampin Blends markers. Card by Di Barnes, Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - 2020 mini catalogue Stampin' Up!


 

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JAI 522 sketch challenge - zany zebra birthday

Handmade kids birthday card with Stampin Up Zany Zebras and Family Party stamp sets and 2020-22 in colors. Card by Di Barnes Indpendent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - 2020-21 annual catalogue - sketch challenge - just add ink

Hooray! I got some time to stamp and make a card for this week's Just Add Ink sketch challenge and boy was it fun making this birthday card for a favourite little person using the Zany Zebras stamp set. Talk about adorable!

Handmade kids birthday card with Stampin Up Zany Zebras and Family Party stamp sets and 2020-22 in colors. Card by Di Barnes Indpendent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - 2020-21 annual catalogue - sketch challenge - just add ink
I chose to stretch the sketch to make a long card (or a slimline card as it's being called at the mo) to give lots of space to create a cute scene.

Even easier you only one black ink pad to create all sorts of cute zebras. I fussy cut them out and teamed them with my favourite dotty print paper, which I cut out with a Stitched Shapes square die. 
 
Handmade kids birthday card with Stampin Up Zany Zebras and Family Party stamp sets and 2020-22 in colors. Card by Di Barnes Indpendent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - 2020-21 annual catalogue - sketch challenge - just add ink
 
The sentiments on the front and inside are also from Zany Zebras. The number 4 is from the Family Party stamp set - a perfect one for ages & different family members. See more of what's included in the supply list below.

Handmade kids birthday card with Stampin Up Zany Zebras and Family Party stamp sets and 2020-22 in colors. Card by Di Barnes Indpendent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - 2020-21 annual catalogue - sketch challenge - just add ink

 When you're finished here, head to the Just Add Ink blog to see all our Design Team projects then try it yourself.

Take a final look at my project, pin it on Pinterest for later, then shop the supplies you need to make your own version.

Handmade kids birthday card with Stampin Up Zany Zebras and Family Party stamp sets and 2020-22 in colors. Card by Di Barnes Indpendent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - 2020-21 annual catalogue - sketch challenge - just add ink

I'll be back soon with another colourful animal project. What will it be? :)
Happy stamping & inky wishes,

Di

Project Supplies 

Handmade kids birthday card with Stampin Up Zany Zebras and Family Party stamp sets and 2020-22 in colors. Card by Di Barnes Indpendent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - 2020-21 annual catalogue - sketch challenge - just add ink

Here's what I used to make today's project. Click on the items below to see and order them in my Online Store.You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to help you with your papercrafting needs. Thanks for selecting me as your preferred Demonstrator in the online store, if you don't already have one looking after you. 

Bone Folder
$12.00
Paper Snips
$17.00


 


    
 

JAI 521 inspiration challenge - Poinsettia Christmas

Yippee, I managed to get some stamping time this week, just in time to make a project for this week's Just Add Ink photo inspiration challenge AND use some of my new Christmas Mini Catalogue goodies to do it. So here goes with my first Christmas card for 2020.
 
 

I was drawn to the copper jars with filled with a spray of green and white flowers. The writing on the jars reminded me of the words in the Peace and Joy stamp and die bundle so that became my starting point.
 
I heat embossed the three images from Peace & Joy using copper embossing powder (which is sadly retired). The metallic copper looks so great in real life but my photo just doesn't capture it well.
 
 
The warm colours & green & white florals also reminded me of the beautiful Poinsettia Place paper, so that became my second element using one of the prints. I cut two of the large poinsettias on one side and the leafy-floral print for the background.


Did you know that some of the poinsettia paper images can be cut out using the Poinsettia dies in the Poinsettia Petals bundle - that's the top one on the card. I fussy cut the bottom one, and can you keep a secret? It's only a partial image from the paper edge. I hid the missing part under the copper banner.

Speaking of the copper banner, I cut the end with the new Banners Pick a Punch. I thought I couldn't love a banner more than the Banner Triple Punch but I can see the Banners Pick a Punch becoming a favourite too.

So that's my take on the inspiration challenge. I hope you liked it. See how the other Design Team members were inspired to use the challenge image on the Just Add Ink blog.

If you'd like to make your own version of my card, you can see and order them from the links below.

Happy stamping & inky wishes,
Di


Project Supplies


Here's what I used to make today's project. Click on the items below to see and order them in my Online Store.You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to help you with your papercrafting needs. Thanks for selecting me as your preferred Demonstrator in the online store, if you don't already have one looking after you.
Note
: Additional purchase options for coordinating items listed at end of  supply list.

Joy Dies
$56.00
Versamark Pad
$16.50
Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder
Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder
Retired
Heat Tool
$50.00

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Stamping Sisters September Bundle & Blog Hop - Rainbow Colours



It's September already and time for a brand new Stamping Sisters Tutorial bundle and blog hop. Yay! I'm excited to share our beautiful collection of colourful, rainbow themed projects for you, just in time to celebrate the first day of Spring here in Sydney

Hello & welcome, whether you've arrived here from the lovely Ellen's blog or some other way.

In our September tutorial bundle you'll find 5 colourful, fun, rainbow colour themed cards of all shapes that we think you’ll love making. Hop with us too you'll see 5 more bonus projects inspired by them too.

Here's a peek at our bundle projects.

My tutorial project is a rainbow sunburst card. I've loved these for a long time but this square rainbow version could be my most favourite yet. The colours and fun dotty print just makes me happy. I hope you like it too.


LET'S HOP!

I created a quick and easy rainbow card using many of the same supplies & ideas in my tutorial. This also includes the fabulous Gift Wrapped stamp set and punch bundle from the new Christmas Mini Catalogue. I loved this bundle as it's one I can use for Christmas and all year round.

The gorgeous multi coloured bow is stamped in Basic Gray ink and coloured with Stampin’ Blends markers. Ribbon, gems and Clear Wink of Stella glitter adds sparkle to the colour.


If you like this card, you're sure to love my sunburst tutorial and of course all our rainbow projects so make sure you get your bundle from your regular Stamping Sister.

Once you're ready to continue the hop - your next stop will be our fabulous Chloe Evans.


If you get lost along the hop or want to revisit a project or purchase a tutorial bundle from your regular Stamping Sister, here's the full Design Team and Blog Hop order:

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As always, our tutorial bundle projects are exclusive to Stamping Sisters Tutorials so you won't find them anywhere else online. They're packed with fun & useful layouts, techniques and tips you'll use again and again for lots of projects and occasions.
 

There are 3 ways to get your tutorial. Here's a quick overview.

1 - FREE when you shop Stampin' Up! with me (Australia only).

Place a Stampin' Up! order of $60 or more (excl s&h) in a calendar month with me or your regular Stamping Sister Demonstrator, and you'll receive that month's Tutorial Bundle free.
This is one way I can thank you for your ongoing support of my Stampin' Up! business.

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2 - Buy Tutorial Bundle - Available worldwide
 
  Buy September Bundle - Rainbows of Colour
Includes 5 project tutorial pdfs
$15.00 (AUD) (converts to approx $11USD)
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3 - Join my Stampin' Up! Diamond Stampers team 
You'll receive the current month's bundle free to welcome you to the team.

More info about Bundles
  • From September 2020, all new & previous bundle purchases will be sold in my Colour Me Happy online store.
  • Bundle payments are processed securely via Square. At this time, Paypal is not available.
  • You will be e-mailed a purchase confirmation within 24 hours of checkout. This includes a link to download your tutorial pdfs from Google Drive.
  • Please ensure you read, understand and comply with the conditions of purchase listed below.
  • Don't hesitate to e-mail me at di@colourmehappy.com.au if you have any issues purchasing or accessing tutirials, or have any general feedback.
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Important - How to access your purchased tutorials

  • When you click on the link in your confirmation document, you'll be taken to Google Drive, where you can view, print and download each document pdf.
  • Note: If you see a list of documents in Google Drive rather than pictures of the documents, click on the grid icon left of the (i) icon to see image preview view.
  • You can choose to download all tutorial documents together or separately.
  • You don't need a Google login to access or download files.

Thanks for visiting and hopping with us today. I'll be back with more projects soon, so make sure you know how to find me. Thanks for visiting and hopping today. Remember you can get all your Stampin' Up! supplies from me in Australia.

Happy stamping & inky wishes,
Di

 
    
 

Stamping Sisters August Tutorial Blog Hop: Thinking of You

Thinking of you card tutorial using Stampin Up Prized Peony stamp set and die bundle. Made for Stamping Sisters Tutorial Bundles August 2020. By Di Barnes Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator in Sydney Australia. colourmehappy sydneystamperThinking of you card tutorial using Stampin Up Prized Peony stamp set and die bundle. Made for Stamping Sisters Tutorial Bundles August 2020. By Di Barnes Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator in Sydney Australia. colourmehappy sydneystamper

Hello and welcome to our Stamping Sisters August Blog Hop and Tutorial Bundle launch.
This month we have 5 new project tutorials ready and waiting for you plus 4 more blog hop projects, all with the theme of Thinking of You. If you've arrived from the fabulous Ellen's blog, welcome!

People thinking about and taking care of one another is something we all need especially at the moment, whether it's just to let someone know they're on our mind or to help them through a significant challenge or loss. The world seems a little friendlier and brighter when we receive a card.

Whatever the reason, we hope our projects inspire you to send some paper love this month.
Here's a peek at the projects our Stamping Sisters Design Team have created for you this month.
Thinking of you card tutorial using Stampin Up Prized Peony stamp set and die bundle. Made for Stamping Sisters Tutorial Bundles August 2020. By Di Barnes Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator in Sydney Australia. colourmehappy sydneystamper
LETS HOP!
This month's project tutorial and blog hop project are focused on colouring stamp images to create elegantly pretty sympathy and thinking of you cards. I've used the truly beautiful Prized Peony stamp and die bundle for both cards to achieve different looks and with different techniques.

My blog hop project includes one of the techniques & some similar elements to those I've used for my tutorial project. Aren't the peonies stunning! The shading in the Distinktive stamp makes it so easy to add light and dark colour for a beautiful result.

Thinking of you card tutorial using Stampin Up Prized Peony stamp set and die bundle. Made for Stamping Sisters Tutorial Bundles August 2020. By Di Barnes Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator in Sydney Australia. colourmehappy sydneystamper

I've used a mix of Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron and Just Jade here with Basic Gray. Love the coordinating sentiment which you could swap this out for many other occasions. Inside the card is another beautiful single peony bloom.

Thinking of you card tutorial using Stampin Up Prized Peony stamp set and die bundle. Made for Stamping Sisters Tutorial Bundles August 2020. By Di Barnes Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator in Sydney Australia. colourmehappy sydneystamper

Here's a final look at my tutorial project before you get it. I just love how fresh the grey and pool party look together with the crisp white.

Thinking of you card tutorial using Stampin Up Prized Peony stamp set and die bundle. Made for Stamping Sisters Tutorial Bundles August 2020. By Di Barnes Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator in Sydney Australia. colourmehappy sydneystamper

For now though, follow the hop to your next stop - the brilliant and fun Chloe Evans.

https://chloscraftcloset.blogspot.com/2020/07/stamping-sisters-tutorial-july-blog-hop.html

If you get lost along the hop or want to revisit a project or purchase a tutorial bundle from your regular Stamping Sister, here's the full Design Team and Blog Hop order:

Ellen Woodbridge - Di Barnes (that's me) - Chloe Evans - Cazz Boylan 

Note that our dear Mae is taking some personal time so won't be blog hopping with us this month, but she has made a wonderful project for the bundle. Thinking of you, dear Mae.
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Thinking of you card tutorial using Stampin Up Prized Peony stamp set and die bundle. Made for Stamping Sisters Tutorial Bundles August 2020. By Di Barnes Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator in Sydney Australia. colourmehappy sydneystamper

As always, our tutorial bundle projects are exclusive to Stamping Sisters Tutorials so you won't find them anywhere else online. They're packed with fun & useful layouts, techniques and tips you'll use again and again for lots of projects and occasions.
 
There are 3 ways to get your tutorial. Here's a quick overview.

1 - FREE when you shop Stampin' Up! with me (Australia only).

Place a Stampin' Up! order of $60 or more (excl s&h) in a calendar month with me or your regular Stamping Sister Demonstrator, and you'll receive that month's Tutorial Bundle free.
This is one way I can thank you for your ongoing support of my Stampin' Up! business.
Note: the bonus bundle offer does not apply to tutorials earned free.

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2 - Buy Tutorial Bundle - Available worldwide
 
August Bundle - Thinking of You
Includes 5 project tutorial pdfs
$15.00 AUD
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3 - Join my Stampin' Up! Diamond Stamper team 
You'll receive the July Bundle free to welcome you to the team.

More info about Bundles:
  • Project tutorials are provided as individual pdf documents via a link, for you to print or download to your preferred device. You will not receive paper documents.
  • Payments are processed securely via Paypal, using either paypal or card payment.
  • Access to tutorials provided instantly when paypal checkout is completed.
  • Fellow Demonstrators are welcome to purchase our tutorials too.


I'll be back with more projects soon, so make sure you know how to find me. Thanks for visiting and hopping today. Remember you can get all your Stampin' Up! supplies from me in Australia.
Happy stamping & inky wishes,
Di



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