Stamping with Friends – Celebrating 5 years! Part One

A very big hello!!!

And welcome to a special blog hop that started as a little idea that delightfully spun into a wonderful weave of stamping friends.

This time 5 years ago my Stampin’ Up! demonstrator (now upline, Maxine Norrish) contacted me to see if I had thought about joining Stampin’ Up!

I hadn’t, but given my spending patterns & growing stash in the 12 months before that, it seemed like a great next step.  And they were offering free DSP…. show me the forms!!!

Which brings me to May 2017 – and I’m celebrating 5 years with Stampin’ Up!, a heap of wonderful memories, a great team and {lots} of wonderful stamping friends!

So, when I asked if anyone wanted to join me, thinking I’d maybe have a nice little hop of 10 or so, I was left speechless (which takes a lot!) by the amazing demos that put their hand up to join me.

So many so, that this blog hop runs over 2 nights!!!  With lots & lots of talent with each ‘next’ click.

There weren’t too many rules or regulations for tonight’s hop – I wanted it to be a celebration and a party.

But we do have a loose theme of ‘happy’.

When I think about what makes me happy, there’s 2 main things – my family & my friends.

Because it’s my stamping friends that have made this hop possible tonight, I’ll start with friends!

We’re so close to the new catalogue and being able to order new things… like the Lovely Inside & Out bundle.

Owning new Stampin’ Up! makes me happy!

Over the years I’ve grown to love cards with non specific sentiments such as ‘friend’.

And I {LOVE} the fonts in this set!

So, using the friend stamp & die, I’ve made a trio of friend cards, to celebrate all my stamping friends and how happy their friendship & support makes me.

Stamping with Friends blog hop | kelly kent

I’ve used lots of Stampin’ Up! products in these cards that make me happy!

Happy colours…Sweet Sugarplum, Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay & Pool Party

Happy embellishments… glitter dots

Happy dies… stitched shapes

Layouts that make me happy, vellum and of course twine!

I think the only happy favourite that’s missing is white embossing!

It think it’s safe to say I have a ‘style’ when it comes to card making!!!!

Here’s the cards in more detail…


Stamping with Friends blog hop | kelly kent


Stamping with Friends blog hop | kelly kent


Stamping with Friends blog hop | kelly kent


Stamping with Friends blog hop | kelly kent


Stamping with Friends blog hop | kelly kent

Stamping with Friends blog hop | kelly kent

Do you have a style?  Go-to layouts, colours, design features or elements that make you happy?

It an amazing feeling to make a card and do that happy little sigh cos you love it!

Thanks for sharing in my 5th stampin’-versary!!!

Please keep hopping to see what my amazing stamping friends have created in their happy zone.

We go all around the world for this hop – isn’t technology wonderful!

If there are any broken links, check the list below to keep you on track.

Next up is the gorgeous Angela Meiritz-Reid

If you love what you see, pop back tomorrow night for part 2!

I am floating on cloud 9 that this has come together and that I am surrounded by so much talent, beauty and kindness.

Big hugs my friends, I’m very grateful for each & every one of you!!!  More than I can tell you in the blog post!

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38 thoughts on “Stamping with Friends – Celebrating 5 years! Part One

  1. Such a stunning collection of cards Kel! Berry Burst goes beautifully with Sweet Sugarplum.

    Congratulations on your 5th stamp-iversary! and a well organised blog hop that showcases such wonderful talent.

    You deserve all the recognition and praise xx

  2. Congrats on 5 years Kel I am so happy this wonderful hobby of ours has made us friends!! These cards are bright, bubbly and definitely hit your own brief of happy/ celebrate, even the backgrounds are like fireworks!! Xx

  3. Three gorgeous cards, Kelly – indeed perfect for celebrating with friends. Congratulations on your 5th stamping anniversary and in organising two fabulous Blog Hops to celebrate! xx

  4. I’m always inspired by your work Kelly, so thank you thank you thank you. Love your cards, and this set wasn’t on my wish list up till now………. you’ve done an awesome job showing it off!!

  5. Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary , you are an inspiration. I really love your style.
    Lots of inky hugs.

  6. I love your cards and the colours you used.
    Congratulations on 5 years, I hope I am right there with you for 5 more years. I have said it before but I am going to say it again…really glad I found you! Mandy xxx

  7. Gorgeous and bright – just like you. Thanks for being such an energising force. i love your style and your sense of humour, your work ethic , your openness to new ideas but also your balanced approach to occasional problems. And I love your devotion to family. Shame we live on opposite sides of the country, but so glad that technology makes our friendship possible. Happy 5!!

  8. Happy stampinversary part 1 Kel. Such fabulous cards. Maybe I should crack mine open! Thank you for your friendship, support and inspiration. Looking forward to hopping with you for part 2 of the celebrations. Congrats on a great 5 years – here’s to many more Stampin’ Up! years to come.

  9. I just finished the hop with many interruptions and I think it was a wonderful idea to celebrate your stampingversary in this way! I feel honored to be able to play along although we only met (online) a few weeks ago. Thanks and all the best to you on your anniversary! Claudia x

  10. Happy 5th Anniversary! Thank you for organizing the hop so that we could celebrate with you. And, I love the way you’ve used this stamp set!! Like you, I’m drawn to sentiments that allow for “just because”. This set is perfect for that.

    1. Thanks Naomi! Do you mean the next demo on the hop? You should just be able to click on next. If you mean more of my work, then either click on the banner at the top or at the very end of each post there’s a link to the previous post.

  11. Kelly, it has been a pleasure hopping along to celebrate your 5 year anniversary! You creations have convinced me that I’ll be adding this bundle to my order tomorrow. I love the font in the dies and your colour combination is amazing! They are my colours! xxx

  12. Fantastic collection of cards Kelly! You’re an awesome talented happy crafter, it was a pleasure to join you on this worldly hop!!

  13. Kelly, I feel really blessed to have had the chance to join you in this hop along with so many other very talented demos. Your cards are really beautiful, before this hop I hadn’t even really noticed this stamp and framelits in the catalogue. Something new to add to my wish list!

  14. Gorgeous cards – gorgeous you! Thank you so much for letting me celebrate with you. Love your kindness and happiness it shines through your beautiful cards – Angela xx

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