Sunday …. again! It came around so quick for me this week!!! We’ve been busy enjoying the beauty of the area we live in. On Monday we treated ourselves to a day out. We visited a million year + underground cave, had a yummy lunch at a seafood restaurant and stopped at a beautiful swimming beach on the way home.
This weekend has been hot – good weather for hiding in the air con and crafting!!
The theme for CASEing the Catty this week is Sale-A-Bration – time for some more project inspired by that little catalogue of goodness!!!
I’ve decided to use the catalogue for colour this week, taking inspiration from page 12.
Pink & Kraft are such a great combination! The contrast of the light pink & dark pink plus white is just magic!
I teamed up the colour combination with the suite I’m loving the most at the moment – Needlepoint Nook.
It was the background flourish die that first caught my attention in this set, but upon using it, I’ve decided the flowers are just so sweet!
And of course I love the All My Love DSP (not part of the Needlepoint Nook suite but part of the suite that sits alongside the inspiration picture – which ties it altogether!).
Thanks for joining me today for the CTC blog hop. We’d love to have you join the Sale-A-Bration challenge via our Facebook group. Click here to visit.
Keep hopping for more great Sale-A-Bration ideas by visiting the gorgeous Sandra Collett in New Zealand.
Have a great week!
I’m checking in today for my final post of 2018 – and no better way than hopping with my Stamp Review Crew friends.
We’re all creating using the Love What You Do stamp set. You can find the full list of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who have created for this hop by visiting the Stamp Review Crew blog.
This stamp set arrived as an early release for the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue in the Share What You Love suite. It was loved by everyone and exploded on blogs, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook…. but then as always, other new loves took over and it got a little less love in the second half of 2018. It’s so lovely to revisit this beautiful stamp set and all the coordinating products.
I didn’t get around to as many Christmas cards this year as I would have liked. I’m ok with that – I’m now moving on to other occasions such as wishing my friends a happy new year, wonderful 2019 or marking special occasions like birthdays.
For this card, I used elements of the stamp set to create a ‘happy 2019’ card for a friend.
As I made this project, I reflected on the year and noted the significance of the products in my card –
- This DSP has to be one of my all-time favourites
- I loved the Colour Refresh that the new catalogue brought. Rich Razzleberry is so much better placed in the Regals!
- I was so sad to see the Large Numbers retire. I will never stop using them!
- 2018 was the year of white embossing for me!! And fussy cutting – I don’t mind a little fussy cutting.
- I’m excited about new products to come like the Rectangle Stitched Framelits. You are going to love them so much – stitched inside & outside of the cut line!!!
While we are reflecting on the year that has been, here’s my stats for 2018. I just love putting this together and looking at everything I’ve done throughout the year!
I hope 2019 is beautiful for everyone – filled with all the things that bring you happiness!
Next up on the hop is the gorgeous creations of Tanya Boser
Thank you for the support (and patience) in 2018! It’s been a big year for me!
I look forward to sharing more projects with you, being inspired by my fellow Stampin’ Up! addicts and have plans to build back up my workshops & classes. Make sure to follow my blog to keep updated as it all happens.
Here’s to the most fabulous of 2019s!!!
Large Numbers Framelits Dies
Hello! Thanks for joining us for Colour INKspiration challenge #39.
We are still celebrating the Colour Revamp. Today it’s the Subtles!!
Choose any 3 colours from the Subtles for your creation. You can also add any Basics (Whisper White, Basic Black, Very Vanilla) or metallics.
I decided on a clean and simple (CAS) design for my card using lots of white space.
The hanging baskets are from the Hanging Garden stamp set and coloured using Highland Heather, Mint Macaron & Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends.
I used the Stitched Labels Framelits to add some features to the card – the texture in the background, the stitching on the front panel & the sentiment label.
We’d love to have you join us for this challenge. Share your Subtles creation in our Facebook group – Colour INKspiration Challenges.
To see what the rest of the design team has created, click on next to visit my gorgeous friend Lou Kitzleman. She has a CAS beauty to show you as well!!
Thanks for visiting!!!
Together with my lovely friend Sandra Collett, I’ve had the pleasure of coordinating a blog hop for some of the international stars of the April 2018 OnStage event.
If you’re loving all the new catalogue sneak peeks, then you’re going to love this blog hop!
There’s 15 talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators on this journey.
Click on the next button to start with Sandra Collett in New Zealand, then keep clicking ‘next’ on each blog to travel all over the world.
It’s wonderful to be able to share in the success of my fellow demonstrators!
The full list of participants:
My gorgeous friend Lou & I have been working hard in 2018 to design a series of online class modules with unique content.
We wanted to provide an option for novice and developing stampers to build their skills and knowledge and therefore their confidence to create fabulous, unique cards.
I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen people ask for advice in online groups, admit to trawling Pinterest, spending hours on YouTube….
We’ve designed a series of modules that include live-style videos (real-time, no editing), tutorials, written content and online support.
These modules will suit new stampers, stampers who aren’t happy with the quality of their projects, stampers looking to refine their technique and stampers who want to develop their skills but don’t have the option of attending classes.
Module One registration is open now with the content due for release Mid March.
Each module is only $6 (Australian currency, or your country’s equivalent via PayPal). The value for each module is exceptional!
You can find all the information on our new Stamp In Confidence blog – stampinconfidence.blogspot.com.au.
Thanks for your support. These modules may not be for you, but we appreciate you spreading the word to someone you know who might enjoy them!
The Perennial Birthday stamp set in the Occasions Catalogue is designed to go with the Perennial Birthday Project Kit (see how that works!!).
This is the gorgeous stamp set…
And the amazing kit…
Both are stunning! But you don’t have to purchase them together (you can…. but you don’t have to!)
This card was quick to stamp in Memento Ink & colour with Stampin’ Blends.
The colours for the large flowers are:
- Dark Pink Pirouette & Light Rich Razzleberry
- Light Rich Razzleberry & Dark Rich Razzleberry
The leaves are Light & Dark Old Olive.
The little flowers are Light Night of Navy, Dark Pink Pirouette & Light Rich Razzleberry.
If you’re ever unsure about colour combinations – pop back to the catalogue and see what colours the concept artists have used in the catalogue samples. Always good for a hit of inspiration!
Much of the reason I love this stamp set is about that birthday greeting – it’s just too gorgeous for words #fontnerd
There’s 6 birthday sentiments and 8 other stamps – perfect for all your birthday creations!
Shop for stamping supplies here…. you know you want to!
How’s the catalogue perusal going? Overwhelmed by how many pretty things you want?? Let’s make this easier – join and save!
Join my Paper Adventures team to save on your wishlist for at least 6 months (more if you continue to work your way through your wishlist during that 6 months).
It’s a risk free process with absolutely no hidden agenda other than to link you in with a great discount! Consider it a VIP customer club if you like! No parties, no expectations.
Join now and you’ll get two of the stamp sets on your wishlist for FREE! The Starter Kit (what you buy to join) is just $169, which gets you $235 of products from your wishlist with free shipping (plus don’t forget those 2 free sets!).
I can answer any questions you have.
I can’t wait to have you join us for a Paper Adventure!!!
I was using my collection of Stampin’ Up! kits to make some customer thank you cards and fell in love all over again!
They are amazingly quality, with high-end design and offer options for beginner & experience crafters.
For the beginner – look for all-inclusive kits and follow the instructions to create beautiful cards with only extra adhesive required.
For the experienced crafter – add in supplies from your craft stash to change up the designs & add your own personal touch.
Each new catalogue release brings new kit options.
There are three kits available in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue plus a planner.
Here’s two of the card kits….
Color Me Happy was a special release card kit designed to showcase the beautiful new Stampin’ Blends.
Some alternative colours/designs shown here with a sneak peek of the Magic & Myths Washi Tape…
There are two new kits available to purchase from 3rd January 2018 in the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.
If you’ve never owned a kit before, make sure you have a New Year’s resolution to buy one!!
If you’ve already added kits to your collection, you’re going to love the new kits available in the New Year – they are special!!!
Classes are available in the Bunbury area for you & your friends to make any style of kit under my guidance. It’s a great social get-together. Email me to arrange a date!
If you’d prefer to purchase a kit, I can be persuaded to put it together for you for a small cost.
What can I say, I just love making cards!!!
Thank you for all the Christmas cards, comments & love!
I hope you have a marvellous day and Santa brings you exactly what you wanted.
If he didn’t, click here to activate your own Christmas present.
It’s that time of year when we start to think about changing over to the new catalogue. Next up is Occasions 2018 & Sale-A-Bration!!! You may already have spied some of my sneak peeks!
Many of the items in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue are retiring. You can find the full list here.
But….quite a few of my favourites are staying around for another catalogue cycle (yay!), which means they’ll be available to purchase until at least 31st May 2018.
Even though the individual items will still be available, any items in a bundle (ie, stamp set & punch) will not be available at the discounted bundle price after 2nd Jan. If they are on your wishlist, you may like to consider buying them before the catalogue finishes and saving yourself 10%.
Here’s the items that are staying (click to enlarge)…
My online store is always open and accepts pajama wearing shoppers!
Click here to shop!!!
I also offer gift vouchers, which can be used anytime you’re ready, so start dropping hints to partners, children, parents, other family & friends that what you really want for Christmas/your birthday/just because is Stampin’ Up! dollars to spend in the new catalogue!!!
My delivery of new catalogues arrives tomorrow (or so the Australia Post app promises me!), so if you’re a current customer of mine, expect pretty pages to appear in your letterbox soon!!! If you haven’t shopped with me in the past 6 months, send me a message to arrange a catalogue!