Hello stampers and happy Friday! Today I want to share some information about my In Colour Club. I am writing to you from the Netherlands!!! Truthfully I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am! There may be an overload of exclamation marks in this post. First we will talk about the in colours and how a club could possibly work with me in Holland and with Corona restrictions.
In Colour Cards
Here are the cards that I have made for the In Colour Club. The idea is that the cards really show off the new colours. I haven’t gone so far as to make them monochromatic like some demonstrators do but you can definitely see which colour is the most prominent in the cards.
The in colours this year are Misty Moonlight, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Cinnamon Cider and Bumblebee.
How a Club Works During COVID19
So you might be wondering just how a club works during COVID19. Let me tell you.
- You place the order online using the current host code: 3TUB7Q2V
- If you order the incolour ink pads (make sure you buy the set to save money- item #154957) the markers, assorted cardstock and patterned paper then you will get ten yards of ribbon for FREE.
- You will get from me in addition to the ten yards for ribbon, the supplies to make the five in colour cards that are shown as well as pdf tutorial with instructions and measurements.
- Lastly we will have a live Facebook video party making the cards together. The date for this will be August 30 at 7pm.
Safely In Holland
I am keeping today’s blog post short because I am now safely in Holland and it is Friday night here. Time to put my pedicured feet up and relax with Gerard. Of course it has already been a very relaxing day with the cooler temperatures I love. I started the day with sleeping in till just after 10am. Then I had a wonderful breakfast of krentebollen (raisin and currant buns) and coffee. This afternoon I had a pedicure followed by a stroll around the market where we bought fresh fish and strawberries. It was super windy today, also at the beach so our walk was a real workout!
Gerard met me at the airport with these beautiful flowers and a custom made face mask with my logo. Isn’t he just the best?
One of our traditions is a daily walk on the beach with Gerard’s dog Bailey. You can see that I am trying to stay well protected from the sun. Our joy to be together again after five months apart is incredible. COVID has taught us to not take anything for granted.
Thanks for joining me today. Next week I will focus on the cards that will be included in the In Colour Club. Once again I am doing a Happy Mail in Holland contest. Send me a card in Holland to Jackie Bultje, Bloemenlaan 6, 2691 JC s-Gravenzande, The Netherlands and you could win a stamp set worth up to $30. If you live in Canada and want to shop with me, it is super simple! Just click on the items in the product list below and you will be taken to my online shop. Just create an account and get started. If I see that you have purchased the in colour items, I will send you your free goodies! I hope you have a super day.
Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today I am using Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Cards. I wanted to show you how very easy it is to make stunning cards using the Memories & More collection. The cards and envelopes come in all the new in colours and they are white in the inside. Once again Stampin’Up! coordination makes it so simple to create and be successful. No stress, no fuss.
Memories & More Cards
I thought it would be a good idea to show you a card in each of the new in colours: Misty Moonlight, Just Jade, Bumblebee, Magenta Madness and Cinnamon Cider.
When everything coordinates it makes it really easy to create stunning cards. I simply used the Memories & More Flowers for every Season card pack and the coordinating In Colour Memories & More cards. I added the new In Colour 1/4″ ribbon and the new In Colour Enamel Dots. The stickers from the Memories & More pack are the icing on the cake. I chose to use the Tasteful Touches bundle for the sayings and the dies. These products will be available from the new catalog on June 3.
In this picture you can see the envelopes and also how I used a larger Memories & More card for the inside of this card. I purposely didn’t stamp anything inside as I am not sure who the card is going to yet. It’s so nice that the insides of the cards are white!
Stepping It Up
You could easily step up these cards by using the new jar punch and the Jar of Flowers stamp set but I will save that for another day. I can promise you that you are going to LOVE the new catalog. Don’t worry though; if your wish list is long, just get the starter kit and join my team. You will get your very own discount, you can participate in my online training group and you might even build yourself a stellar and fun business doing what you love.
Just in case you want instant gratification, the items I used today are ALL available in our preorder. That means you can put them in your starter kit RIGHT NOW! Here is the link if you need a little COVID cure.
A Personal Note
Today I got two emails from KLM and it looks like I really will be flying out on Tuesday to be reconnected with the love of my life. I haven’t seen Gerard since January 29!! My plane will land on Wednesday morning at Schiphol in Amsterdam, so I know you will forgive me if there isn’t a blog post that day. I will be blogging again on Friday but I hope to connect with you by video on Facebook on Wednesday and Thursday. Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a super day.
Hello stampers. I am a big fan of in colours. Usually you can see these colours popping up everywhere in both home decor and in fashion. Stampin’Up! gives us five new colours each year and they last for two years. This is a great addition to our core colours that gives us a great colour refresh and keeps us current. This year instead of offering an in colour club, I decided to one Epic In Colour Day instead. Summer can be difficult for gathering people together for regularly scheduled classes but stampers do like to get their hands on the new products and especially the new in colours. My advice? Get the in colours as soon as you can rather than trying to resist. You may as well get as much use out of these beautiful colours as you can.
I did a little Facebook live video showing you the products that people will be getting tomorrow. I also shared a little peek behind the scenes at my creative process. I had the bits and bobs of a card laying out with a few alternatives that I had rejected. If you missed it, you can see it here. Here are the cards that I decided to feature for this class. Originally I had hoped to use the Heirloom framelits and coordinating embossing folders but the UPS man was too late and my patience ran out. Of course as soon as I had my three cards done, he showed up!!
The top card features Pretty Peacock. I first though I would pop the middle panel onto a piece of whisper white cardstock embossed with either the Mosaic, Pinewood Planks or Tin Tile embossing folders but this looked too busy. The big white daisy on the bottom card was also supposed to find its home on this card, but I found it to be too busy as well. I really like the final card. Another twist? I had planned to use the other side of the designer series paper, a pretty gingham, but this pattern pleased me more. Who would have thought? The creative process definitely wasn’t straightforward this morning!!
This monochromatic card is pleasing to the eye. What was surprising to me is the mat of seaside spray to contrast with the pretty peacock. The in color faceted gems make the perfect muted accent to this card. The saying is from Daisy Lane. Check out the inside of the card.
I couldn’t manage a daisy on the outside of this card, so I stamped one in the inside instead. I really like this frame from Swirly Frames. Yes, there is a little smudge from my finger on the edge. Oh well, proof that life happens sometimes.
This card has a LOT going on. At first I was going to use Seaside Spray as the card base but I didn’t want Terracotta Tile to feel left out so I chose that in colour instead. That means there are four in colours happening on this card: Terracotta Tile, Seaside Spray, Purple Posy and Rococo Rose. Since all those colours are in this piece of Woven Threads patterned paper it actually works. The script paper is from the In Colour patterned paper assortment. I made the daisy by layering two of the large daisy punches and two of the small daisy punches. The centre is a half inch circle punched from seaside spray and then layered with a terracotta tile faceted gem.
The centre card is the one that Rachel received from Kay Smith on the cruise and I featured it in a post a few days ago. I hope you enjoyed these cards. Everyone who is coming to my class tomorrow at either 1pm or 7pm will be receiving 20 sheets of patterned paper, 20 sheets of assorted cardstock. five markers, four ink pads, faceted gems and five yards of ribbon. For the first time in the history of in colours we are having an issue with one of our ink pads. Purple Posy is not cooperating! Stampin’Up! is working on the third attempt to get the right dye recipe. So far it has been either foamy or not stable. We don’t want you to have an inferior product so if this third attempt is not successful then there will not be a purple posy ink pad. We still have the marker and all the other products so it is not the end of the world, but I thought you would want to know. If you want to join in on the class, I still have room for you.
Thanks so much for stopping by and if you want to help me grow my business please take a moment and pin one of these creations so that more people will see my work. Yay!! If you order these in colour supplies online then I will send you the kits for the three cards we are going to be making. Have a super day and see you tomorrow.