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What happens at one of my Midnight Inklings Team Gatherings???

 

Have you ever wondered what happens at one of my Midnight Inkings Team gatherings?? What do those ladies talk about and do??? Well of course you’ll have to come along to one if you really want to know ‘exactly’ but I thought I’d share the photos (there is a lot!) of the last gathering.

I wanted to do something special for my beautiful team so I made a special Easter display to inspire and reward them.

This is the final set up of my show and display table.

 

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I was a busy girl in my Stamping room for a few days prior to the Friday night gathering making these cute little milk bottle and goodie bags  (Stampin’ Up! style). Love my Stamping room *bliss*

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Midnight Inklings Stampin' Up! Team gathering -carolynbennieink.wordpress.com

 

What makes a goodie bag a bit more Easter….. a bunny tale!

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Now you know there had to be some chocolate in those bags …… and a few Stamping goodies too.
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These little punched out butterflies are really elegant – but great for a wedding too. Just a Whisper White cardstock punched out butterfly with a tiny Glue dot underneath.
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So I might have eaten a lot of these little M&M crackle eggs before they got into the bottle……… *blush*

Midnight Inklings Stampin' Up! Team gathering -carolynbennieink.wordpress.com I found some foam eggs on sticks at the local cheapy shop and dipped them in glue and then the Silver Glass Glitter. I used some Stampin’ Up! thread so all the colours matched – so very Stampin’ Up! … everything has to match right??

 

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With all of the food and Cranberry punch…. ready for the girls!!!!!
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Here they are!! Some of my AMAZING team. We had a great night… we even got some stamping done and lots and lots of chatting. Next month is Pizza and PJ’s team gathering – message me if you’d like more info on becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in my team. I can send you information via email or post. 🙂

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Of course I couldn’t go without making a little something for my boys to make them feel special too….. so here they are having their afternoon school treat  (chocolate eggs) with a butterfly on their drink straws as well. Such cuties. Mwha.

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Happy Stamping.

x Carolyn

 

Happy Watercolor – beautiful blue Congratulations

I was a bit chuffed with myself on this one – a card I made for one of my lovely team members Catherine who promoted in Stampin’ Up! last month. Congratulations Catherine. Yay!! My team is happy and fast growing so if you’d like to join in the fun or at least find out what the fuss is about, email me and I’ll send you some information in the post. Easy-peasy lemon squeeze.

I used the beautiful stamp set Happy Watercolor again from Stampin’ Up! Australia’s Occasions Catalogue- and this time in blues and silvers. Lots of sponging on this too – softens up the card and gives it some depth. I personally love Stampin’ Up!’s Sponge Daubers but you could also use our Sponges for a bolder effect.

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Remember that Sale-A-Bration is now in it’s last month. Don’t miss out on getting your free product from the Sale-A-Bration range when you purchase $90 worth of Stampin’ Up! goodies. Head to my online store or email me with your order.

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Lots of fun things happening this week – so make sure you stay tuned and also head on over and ‘like’ my Facebook page too – I love to chat over there and get to know you all.

Happy Congratulations & Why are my team are called the Midnight Inklings?

When I started with Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator I joined just like so many other people for the great 20% discount on all the products. Little did I know it would give me such a wonderful opportunity to meet so many new friends – stampers & paper crafters, customers, fellow demonstrators and a really special and growing group of ladies – my fabulous team the Midnight Inklings. I’m really so very lucky. My team the Midnight Inklings are such a great bunch of ladies.

I wanted to show you a card I made for a couple of the team this last month who promoted within Stampin’ Up! I really enjoyed making this card. I’ve used the stamp set Happy Congratulations  (# 133044 $28.95 wood mount and #133047 $22.95 clear mount)from the new Occasions Catalogue  it might just be my current favourite.

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Here I’ve used a water colouring technique where I’ve first stamped the outline image with Staz-On black ink then added the coloured lantern image onto the water colour paper. I’ve then spritzed water on the image and it’s then run in I think a really soft and beautiful way. I’ve added a bit of 2-Way Glue and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The colours I’ve chosen are directly from the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper.

Now a few of you have been asking why my team is called the Midnight Inklings? Well when I started with Stampin’ Up! (almost 5 years ago) I had 2 children under 4 and another soon on the way. The ONLY time I could stamp in any peace and quiet was burning the midnight oil late at night. When the first of my team started to join we found that we were all in the same boat – thus the Midnight Inklings. While my children are now 9, 6 and almost 4.. I still find I stay up really late at night stamping in peace. When is your favourite time to craft? I’d love you to leave a comment and tell me.

This made me laugh and really resinated with me as a Midnight Inkling.

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x Carolyn

Last minute reminder

 

Last minute reminder folks!

Tomorrow the 30th of May is the last day to join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and receive an extra $60 worth of goodies in your starter kit. It’s such a great deal. At the low price of $169 you can become a SU! Demonstrator to either get all of your stamping products at a 20% discount delivered straight to your door OR to start your very own business where you use your creativity to earn an income. It’s totally up to you.

I’d love to have you on my team The Midnight Inklings – we are a mix of both business and hobbyist Demonstrators and a super friendly bunch. 🙂

Click here to join now. 

Happy Stamping,

x Carolyn

Stampin’ Up! 25th Anniversary Convention – Swaps

Hi Folks,

I’m on holidays with my family in Queensland after having attended an AMAZING few days at Stampin’ Up!’s 25th Anniversary Convention last week.  Chris, the boys and I are having an absolute blast at Seaworld, Movieworld and later in the week Waterworld.

Stampin’ Up! Convention was SO good. I think the best I’ve been to so far and it was actually my 5th so that’s really saying something. Lots of giveaways (I’ve got a lot of new stamp sets ready to get inked up when I get home), my head is bursting with creative inspiration and business tips, amazing new friendships formed and existing ones strengthened…. And I danced my feet off at the new Awards Night After Party – oh my goodness was that ever an awesome party!

Next year Convention will be held in Melbourne from the 22nd until the 24th of May – I’d love you to join my team the Midnight Inklings and come along and experience 700 plus women enjoying what makes them happy… STAMPING!  Email me or call me on 0401 857748 to chat and find out more information about all the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, the great business opportunity that you might be looking for or simply the 20% discount on all Demonstrator purchases.

When I get home to South Australia I’ll be back to normal blogging with more photos and ideas from Convention but I wanted to share with you ASAP my Convention swap (a card front you swap with others – that way you end up with lots of samples of others work, techniques and inspiration). I hope you like it!!  There is a special feather on it called a Hymn Book Feather and the card is made using the technique Emboss Resist.

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Do you love my feather? Like to know how to make the feather and card? Leave me a little comment lovin’ to let me know and I’ll put a little tutorial together.

Remember to Like and Share my business Facebook page too as I update this page almost daily with all things stamping.

Happy Stamping everyone,

x Carolyn

Christmas Inspiration from the lovely Lynne Jones

Lynne Jones – A beautiful friend and member of my Team the Midnight Inklings made this last Christmas for me and I didn’t get a chance to share it with you all, so I thought I’d definitely have to share it this year.

It’s a handmade (with Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Fabric) Sewing kit bag. It’s SOOOO beautiful and very much cherished by myself.

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Here is a peek inside…

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Isn’t that just AMAZING??!!!

Thanks for popping by,

Happy Stamping. X Carolyn

Thoughts of you – Crumbcake love

Sorry for being MIA lately. I’ve been just so sick with a horrible flu and then of course all the troops got it as well. While there is still a lot of coughing and the chemist is still getting lots of our money on medicines… there does seem to be a bit of improvement.

Here’s one of the cards I made in my teams recent cyber stamp. I love this style of card and I spotted the original layout on Pintrest although this card is very different to the original starting point.

Lots of things to like about this card and two of my personal favs… buttons and Crumbcake cardstock. Not to mention beautiful retro DSP Twitterpated and lace ribbon. LOVE.

Hope you and yours are well where ever you are.

Happy Stamping,

x Carolyn

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