Teneale Williams Launch party

I am holding this at my home,

in Western Sydney.

By Teneale Williams| Take a plain not pad with the images from Kinda Eclectic from Stampin' Up! and create a fabulous gift.

Welcome to my stop on this Creation Station blog hop

The theme of this blog hop is note pads, school and Kinda Eclectic.


I have created school achievement gift for my niece Bailey,

last week my sister was contacted by the school that Bailey

was receiving a special award on Friday and suggest she attend.

By Teneale Williams| Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

Bailey is a HUGE Stampin’ Up! Fan and demo in the making,

she has said on many occasions when she grows up she wants to

 be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator,  were most kids play

students and teachers, she has been found playing

Stampin’ teacher and students, showing her little sister or

 her pretend students how they need to make their cards.


I would normally make her a card for this achievement, however

inspired by this blog hop, I made her a note pad that she can sit on her desk.

By Teneale Williams| Take a plain not pad from a dollar store and create something pretty special with a few stamps and ink

Her favourite Stampin’ Up! Colours are a little too bright for me

but I tried my hardest to stick to her colours of

Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay.

I did use Strawberry Slush ink because it was not on my

ink pad catty and I think I gave it to her. Not my colour at ALL.

By Teneale Williams| Stamp each page, it does not take that long and with Stampin' Up! Ink no waiting for ink to dry.

I have stamped all the pages with an image from

Kinda Eclectic, I had three designs. It was very fast I did all

of one design then moved onto the next. I think they look great.

By Teneale Williams

The note pad it self I picked up at a dollar store

it was just a plain white memo pad and I just created the

cover with Bermuda Bay Cardstock.

By Teneale Williams| Created faux chipboard letters by layer the same letter on top of each other to adding dimension

One of the greatest things about handmade gifts is

that we can personalise the item,

I have put “Bailey” on the front with Silver Glitter Paper

and cut them out with the Little Letters Thinlits dies

I liked them but they need a little dimension.

Inspired by the challenge over at Just Add Ink

to add chipboard this week, I thought I could create

my own chipboard look by sticking a few layers of each

letter on top of each other, creating a faux chipboard look.

You can see in the image below the difference

between one layer and this layered look.

 By Teneale Williams| Faux Chipboard look

As I did not make her a card

I thought I better wrap the note pad up to look cute.

I will write her a little note on the back of the tag.

Way to go! Is a saying I use alot, so this stamp set

is a keeper for me! I LOVE IT.


Now one last thing to need to explain, I wanted the tag to have a

softer look  like the note pad cover with the watercolour,

the greeting was very bold with I stamped it out the first time

so I had a second go, then kissing the crosshatch

butterfly to the re-inked greeting.

Creating this look that I think looks a little watercoloured.

BY Teneale Williams| Create your own Wrapping paper with a few stamps, ink and printer paper. Now my wrapping & gift match

Monday night she will get this gift, as we have Family Dinner

every Monday night, if someone has achieved something

then the family dinner is often stepped up to a celebration dinner

and they get to choose the meal we have.

Bailey has requested Grandma’s Corn and Chicken soup

like she always does, in fact both my nieces pick the soup!


Well I hope you enjoyed that!

Next up in Sara and she has some back to school inspiration..


If you want to head backwards, you are seeing Cindy


Here are the items I used:

If in Australia then simply click on the items to start shopping.

 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card| Simple and Clean| Teneale Williams

I hate to scare you but Christmas is

less then 20 weeks away, just over 130 days!


Stampin’ Up! Have the Holiday Catalogue releasing at

the end  of August and this has helped push me into the

Christmas mood and I am starting my Christmas cardmaking.

By Teneale Williams| Christmas Cards using Choose Happiness.

Demonstrators have had the opportunity to prepared

from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue,

see that fabulous greeting “Very Merry Christmas to you”

its a little sneak peak to one of the coming Christmas sets.

By Teneale Williams| Using non Christmas stamp set, Choose Happiness.

I case’d a card I posted earlier this week to create this card,

I knew it was a fast card to create and looks good also.

I think I am going through a “simple” faze at the moment.

The other thing about this card is, I used a stamp set that

is a non Christmas set, called Choose happiness

Choose happiness

As you can see, a great stamp set!

And I have used the leaf and boarder images.

Inside of card

Above you can see the inside design of the card.

By Teneale Williams| Tag A Bag Gift Box, cut the  acetate sleeve open then attach to wall of box.

I love to share what I create, and I am found of giving

a set of handmade cards as a gift, all gifts need to look pretty!

Trim the acetate sleeve of the tag a bag gift box

I have taken the Tag A Bag Gift Box and cut down the center

of acetate sleeve and applied Sticky Strip.

Then attached it to the inside wall of the box, now the acetate acts as

a cover to my cards.  To open and access the cards, I have not applied adhesive

the acetate at the back, it is simply slipped between the ribbon and box wall.

Attach the acetate sleeve to the inside wall of the tag a bag gift box

The Berries on the card fronts look really effective

Now we have Blendabilities, you can use these markers

to colour over own white pearls and in this case

I now have Cherry Cobbler Pearls.

Use #Blendabilities to color pearls. Here Cherry Cobbler was used

 The next stop on the Artisan blog hop is

Vicky Hayes our UK Artisan.

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Teneale Williams| Stampin' Up! World of Dreams

I know that sometimes I can get

caught up in adding too many little details

to my cards, or over thinking them even!


But when I do keep it simple, like I have on this card

I am normally happiest with the completed project.

Teneale Williams| Stampin' Up! World of Dreams and Borderettes Stamp Sets used.


The hexagon boarder is a new Photopolymer stamp set,

in case you have not checked out the new Annual Catalogue

Stampin’ Up! have started creating some set in Photopolymer


A few reasons they have moved into this style of rubber:

1. They found a Photopolymer that meets their high standards,

 ensuring the image still stamps REALLY well {and it does}

2. The clear rubber allows for easier stamp placement,

so stamping multiple rows of these borderettes was a dream.


3. In the case of alphabets and large greeting stamps,

they can keep the cost down with these larger set.

To be honest for many years I had feared Stampin’ Up!

moving into Photopolymer rubber,

as my stamped the image was always blotchy.

At Convention, Stampin’ Up! had a area for us to try this new

kind of rubber and I hated to say it but I was impressed!

By Teneale Williams| Inside card

Above is inside my card, again I have kept it very simple.

All items used are listed below

Click on the image and shop with me online

Hello There

This is a little exciting,

my first blog post an official

member of the Stampin’ Up!

 Australian Artisan Design Team Stampin' Up! Teneale Williams


Just in case you have missed me shouting it

from the roof tops or all over my facebook pages :)

Last month at North America Stampin’ Up! Convention

I was named the Australian Artisan for 2014/2015

Follow me on Facebook for a little more INKspiration www.facebook.com/TenealeWilliamsStampinUp

I have never received so many likes or messages

of congratulations with the sweetest words,

from friends, customers, demonstrators and FB followers.

I am still so very touched by the love I received.

What does it MEAN

The number one question I am asked after “congratulations”


It is a small group for Bloggers who are selected to

create, post and blog about the our creations.

We work with the concept art department at Home Office

Each month we receive a new box of product selected for us

to create with and share our creative ideas with you.

This was the first year members were selected outside

the North American markets, forming an international team of 16.


We will have a blog hop every Thursday, for this first blog hop

we are asked to share the story of receiving the call to be part

of the team and about the JOY of our first box of goodies arriving.

The call

I will start this story off by saying…

I NEVER EVER EVER thought I was “Artisan” Material

It is normally a team of the best and most talented paper crafters. 

Stampin’ Up! Did a call out to apply earlier in the year,

I did not apply as I really did think I did not stand a chance.


It was a Wednesday morning in mid June

and I was in the middle of my monthly Stamp-A-Stack class.


We were all chatting and stamping like we do every week when

my phone started ringing, I would not normally take a call in a

class but with my Wednesday ladies I knew it would be ok,

 Stampin’ Up! Was calling me…

Stampin' Up Calling

As a “in-house” joke I have with the girls at

the Sydney Stampin’ Up! Office I have saved their

number that I am in trouble, as you can see on my screen.

Whenever they call me I always answer with…

I didn’t do it” or “what have I done now” or something to that tone

It is totally a joke, demonstrators are never really in trouble.

Over the years the girls in the office have started saying to me

“you are not in trouble” before I can say anything.


I asked the ladies in my class if I could take the call or otherwise

I would sit there for the next hour thinking “what did Stampin’ Up! Want?”



Hello, Teneale this is Aaron Scott calling

{My mind was shouting “you really are in trouble 

the boss man is calling, he has never called before”}


We then share kind of conversation were Aaron

started telling me about the Artisan Team however to be honest

I have NO IDEA what he said

as again

{My mind was shouting…. “you did not apply”}

Then unfortunately my mouth started saying…

“But I did not apply… Are you sure?”


The ladies in my class later advised me

I kept repeating  “But I did not apply… Are you sure”

over and over!!!

While I guess poor Aaron trying was talking to me.


Aaron was a little confessed, I do remember that

and shared in my shock that I made the team.


We hung up and I returned to my class,

which had stopped all cardmaking and had their

eyes focused on me as I re-entered the room.

I screamed!!!





then once I calmed down and I was able to speak

I explain to the ladies what had happened.


 THEN my phone  started ringing again and

displayed  the Stampin’ Up! Caller ID.

 I answered to hear Aaron voice again

before he could pass hello, I blurted out..

“Please tell me this was not a joke”

he gave a slight laugh then remind me to not tell anyone…

Yes I had to keep this secret for over a month!

The box

I was SO excited when this box of goodness arrived!

It was so fun going through and seeing what they sent

 to play with this month, the first thing I ripped open

was the fast fuse, a new adhesive Stampin’ Up! Have released which

is like Sticky Strip {Red Tape} but on a tape runner…

I have been meaning to order one but kept forgetting… AMAZING STUFF.

The box

As you can see a good mix of items,

some things like the Sea Street Stamp set and DSP

are not my normal style but I am so excited

to challenge myself and create something fun.

The box

 Spoiled much?

However you can look forward to great post’s this month

with what the team create from this stash.

Eye candy


Well I HAD to give you something

in return for listening to me talk all about me!


some of you reading this are visiting for the first time,

so I thought this card was fitting….

Hello there

By Teneale Williams| Kinda Eclectic| Stampin' Up! Artisan DT 2014

Have you noticed how popular watercolouring is at the moment?

I trend I am happy to follow, before I found cardmaking painting was

my creative outlet and it has been YEARS. I still had my brush’s however my paints are

all dried up so I pulled out my Stampin’ Up! re-inkers and watered them down

{Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay}

First I white embossed the greeting on Watercolour paper then started playing

with the inks by layering the colours,  as they were drying.

Once totally dry I inked up the star burst from Kinda Eclectic in

Crushed  Curry,  using a Stamp-a-ma-jig to position

the image and re-stamp a few times so the image is bold.

Thank you for stopping by,



 Want to meet the rest of the team?

Next up, is the talented Allison Okamitsu

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