Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop APRIL 2016

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Hi All
Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop for April. I am very excited to be part of my first Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop – and very excited to say this time next month my husband and I will be on the Mediterranean Cruise – my first ever Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip! Those hopping today are all Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world who have met the requirements, and earned the amazing Stampin’ Up! Incentive trip – while everyone can try, only a limited number of demos (less than 1% of all demonstrators) reach the level required to earn the trip each year.

Thanks again to Stampin’ Up! and to all the many people who helped me earn this magnificent reward.
The Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop theme this month is Baby Love. We are sure that you will find some incredible inspiration from the projects that you are about to see.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Jackie Noble –  or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting Jackie Noble – aka CreativeJax.
Over the last few months I’ve had two very special people – both named Emma – give birth to beautiful babies – one a girl and the other a boy. Congrats again to both pairs of Mums and Dads and the new families.  Each family got a handmade card – of course –  along with an album containing cards from Stampin’ Up!’s Project Life (PL) Hello Baby Girl or Baby Boy Collection and matching accessories.
 Today I’m sharing the cards I made and one of the albums.
But first – this is a nappy (aka diaper) cake I made for one of the baby showers.
 creativeJax Made with LoveI knew that I was going to be doing a PL album when the babies were born – but didn’t know if they’d be girls or boys – so I themed the cake in the “gender neutral” colours of the Hello Baby collections – Basic Grey, So Saffron and Mint Macaroon. The images on the side were sized for pockets in the future PL albums and the prospective parents were told to hold onto the these. The onsies were made using the gorgeous “Made with Love” stamp set and Baby’s First Framelits.


The first baby born was acute wee girl – here’s the card celebrating her birth:
creativeJax Something for Baby
The images in the card are from two sets that both co-ordinate with the Baby’s First Framelits Made with Love and Something for Baby. The Framelits and the Made with Love set are going to be available in the 2016-2917 catalogue, but the Something for Baby set is retiring. So that cute pram, pin, hanger, toy and duck will all be gone soon! Also retiring is the Something for Baby Bundle – a fantastic value where you get both the stamp set and the Framelits together at a 15% discount.  In this card I added in Blushing Bride which is used in the Hello Baby Girl card collection.


Next up, a gorgeous wee boy was born – and here’s the card celebrating his birth:creativejax_Made_with_loveI’ve used the Made with Love stamp set for two of the onsies and for the third and the Baby’s First Framelit to cut the third onsies from a Project Life Card – aren’t those hearts cute! The extra colour in the card is Lost Lagoon which is retiring at the end of May. Those stripes are from the 2015-2017 InColor Envelope Paper – also retiring soon. I’ve loved the weight of this envelope paper – not just for making envelopes but also as a layer in cards.


And here are some images of the PL album – all ready for pictures of  that stunning wee boy.
This 6″x8″ album is a great size to put together and the cards in the Hello Baby  collections are stunning – I’m so pleased these sets will be available in the new catalogue.
It was such fun making these projects to celebrate the arrival of two precious new lives and I’ve loved sharing them here!


Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog – Jackie Noble, so check the blog hop line up list below to see who is next in the list.


As a final treat – here are the cute cupcakes my daughter Beth made for the baby shower – they not only looked great – they tasted sumptuous too!


There’s information below about the products I’ve used in these projects. If you live in New Zealand and would like a demonstrator to order through – I’d love to have you as my customer.


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    • Jackie on May 9, 2016 at 2:18 am

    Thank you – I am pleased you enjoyed my blog post. Unfortunately I do not have any exact measurements for the diaper cake. I did use 12×12 sheets of thick cardstock around the outside of each layer of diapers. I had cut each into two pieces of 12×6″. I rolled each diaper individually and placed them into a cake tin, and then when it was full I wrapped the cardstock around and slid them out of the cake tin. I then repeated for the other layers. I decorated the cake with ribbons and Project Life cards. Good luck for having a go at making the diaper cake. Do post a picture back here 🙂

    • Jackie on May 9, 2016 at 1:55 am

    Thanks Cynthia! I’m lucky to have a daughter who loves baking!

    • Jackie on May 9, 2016 at 1:54 am

    Thanks Mikaela! I was great to have such good reasons to be busy creating!

    • Jackie on May 9, 2016 at 1:53 am

    Thanks Janet! I had such fun making these gifts for these special people.

    • Jackie on May 9, 2016 at 1:52 am

    Thanks Angela. It was great to have these little ones to create for.

    • Jackie on May 9, 2016 at 1:44 am

    Thanks Constanze.

    • Jackie on May 9, 2016 at 1:42 am

    Thanks Vanessa! Loved having new little people to make these for.

    • Jackie on May 9, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Thanks Susan. I’m looking forward to seeing the albums with pictures of the growing babies.

    • Jackie on May 9, 2016 at 1:36 am

    Thanks so much Ann!

    • Jackie on May 9, 2016 at 1:35 am

    Thanks Jan! Looking forward to meeting you very soon!

    • Jackie on May 9, 2016 at 1:33 am

    Thanks Bruno! Yes – love how it’s so easy for everything to match!

    • Jackie on May 9, 2016 at 1:31 am

    Thanks Kylie. I’ve loved having great reasons to create baby themed projects!

  1. Oh my!! so many incredible projects Jackie! Love love love. TFS all these ideas.

    • Mikaela on April 29, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Goodness me you have been busy. What fantastic creations Jackie, super projects x

  2. Oh Jackie – your projects are adorable!! And yes – those cupcakes *DO* look delish! Have a wonderful weekend and God Bless, ~Cynthia <

  3. I really enjoyed your post. So adorable! is it possible to get the direction and measures for the Nappy Cake? I would love to make servals of these for upcoming showers I’ll be going too. What a very unique gift to give the expecting parents! You probably don’t have a problem of having 2 of these? Hahaha! Thank you in advance! God Bless the new wee ones and their parents.

  4. What a special gift and what a fun way to present a diaper cake. Love all the use of our sweet baby products.

  5. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW How awesome. What a great job you have done, absolutely awesome. Angexxx

  6. So many great ideas! TFS!

  7. Wow Wow Wow! What stunning projects! Fabulous baby gift ideas – love them all 🙂

  8. Wonderful projects!! The album will be a treasured keepsake and so will that amazing card!

  9. Amazing creative projects. so inspiring.

    • Jan on April 28, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    WOW – love it ALL – TFS and congratulations on your first Incentive Trip!! See you soon!

    • brunobertucci on April 28, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    WOW! Jackie – you have done an enormous amount of work on this suite of projects. And, they all coordinate perfectly. What an awesome job!

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