Paper Adventures Team Hop | Photo Inspiration

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I wanted to take the chance to say a big thank you for all the comments, messages, likes and support after my very reflective post yesterday (if you missed it, you can read it here).  In keeping with my aim to simplifying my stamping activities, I’m not responding individually, but I wanted you to know that you touched my heart and made me feel very special.

It’s very fitting that my first post on the new journey is a Paper Adventures Team Hop.  These ladies are the heart and soul of my stamping experience.  If you ask most Stampin’ Up! demonstrators what keeps them going, it’s usually the friendships.  Making connections with like-minded crafting addicts is such a fabulous part of this adventure.

We welcome this month’s guest designer – Ellen Woodbridge.  Ellen is a demo on the east coast who has the most beautiful smile and infectious laugh.  I’ve been lucky enough to attend a few events with Ellen and it’s always a joy to see her.  She’s pretty talented at this stamping thing too!!!

The theme for today’s hop is photo inspiration.  We’re all creating something that has been inspired by this sweet image (credit: Amy Shamblen).

person holding bouquet of flower

I love hearts and flowers together, so this photo appealed instantly.  I love all the extra details – the different types of flowers, the colours, the little ladybugs at the bottom. There’s so many points of inspiration and I know the team is going to come up with some great projects to share.

I used the idea of making a heart from flowers to start my card.  One of my favourite DSPs from the Annual Catalogue is Pressed Petals.  The colours & beauty of this DSP caught me by surprise – because it certainly didn’t stand out in the catalogue to me. I love the floral patterns, the burlap design and the way the sheets complement each other.  The DSP is lightweight paper style which means the pack contains double the number of sheets as usual – that’s a win!!!

Pressed Petals DSP | kelly kent

This card was a slight personal challenge to use the collage sheet in this pack.  I often find them the hardest to work into cardmaking.  But it occurred to me that when you cut up the floral bouquets from each section, they can be used quite creatively!  I’ve snipped and spliced to recreate a heart shape inspired by the photo.

Pressed Petals DSP | kelly kent

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set

This card then inspired another version, where I used one of the floral segments from the collage page of the DSP with a heart outline from the Be Mine Stitched Dies.

Pressed Petals DSP | kelly kent

Although Rich Razzleberry isn’t one of the coordinating colours in this pack, I love the way it brings out the purple tones of the DSP.  The floral page I’ve used in the background of this card is my favourite from the pack.

Pressed Petals DSP | kelly kent

I decided to keep this card sentiment free so I can use it for any occasion.

Pressed Petals DSP | kelly kent

If you could see the weather right now, you’d be amazing that I managed to sneak these photos in this morning.  The weather luck was on my side!  I prefer photos in the natural light – you get to see so much of the detail.


Thanks for joining us for this month’s team hop.  Next up on the hop is my beautiful friend Siobhan Fitzsimmons who is sharing a very personal project made using daisies!

Click here to shop online for the products used in my cards:

Dies: Be Mine Stitched

Stamps: Itty Bitty Greetings

Embossing: Subtle Embossing Folder

DSP: Pressed Petals

Colours: Rococo Rose, Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake & Soft Suede

Tools: Paper Snips

 


Participant List

Ellen Woodbridge (guest designer)
Kelly Kent
Siobhan Fitzsimmons
Sheila Pybus
Mandy Depiazzi

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Everything is Rosy for the last time….

Happy last day of autumn!  We’ve had some truly glorious weather here in the South West of WA.  It’s been sunny & clear during the day with cool nights – so very changing of the seasons, ready for winter’s onset tomorrow.

Today is also the last day you can order the Everything is Rosy suite.  This limited edition product medley has been available during May 2019 – and what a fabulous suite of products!  Only available as a bundle, it’s packed with next-level supplies to be able to create beautiful projects.  You get a stamp & coordinating die set, DSP, ribbon, foil, printed die cuts, mirrored embellishments & shimmer paint.  Click here to see all the info in detail or click here to view it in the online store.

For the very last time on my blog, here’s the Everything is Rosy medley in action…

Everything is Rosy | kelly kent

This medley was designed with the avid crafter in mind – someone who loves their Stampin’ Up! products, crafts often and has a stash of other products at home they can mix & match with their Everything is Rosy supplies.  I’ve added in the large heart from the Be Mine Stitched Dies.

Everything is Rosy | kelly kent

I’ve kept with the suite colours of pink & blue, but changed up the pink from Melon Mambo to Rococo Rose (coming soon) and Blushing Bride.  The foil is Champagne (you’ll find this in the Annual Catalogue) and I’ve popped some silver thread in there too.  I love the mix of subtle metallics!

Everything is Rosy | kelly kent

Shimmer paint is my new favourite love.  The shimmer is out of this world and it dries quickly, so it’s easy to use.  You can see it on this card in the little leaves (stamped using Rose Gold), on the pearls (applied with a dry Aqua Painter in Champagne Mist) and on the large leaves (applied with a wet Aqua Painter in Champagne Mist).  You can also spritz it, heat emboss with it, flick it – and so much more!!!  Champagne Mist & Frost White are returning products in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue, but if you *NEED* to have Rose Gold in your collection, it’s only available in the Everything is Rosy medley.  Don’t miss out on this limited edition colour!  Click here to order via my online store.

Everything is Rosy | kelly kent

Have a lovely weekend!  I hope it’s filled with all the things that make you happy and the weather suits your activities.  I love the Billy Connelley quote about there being no such thing as bad weather, just bad choice of clothes!  PJs & crafting with the rain falling outside sounds like the perfect weekend to me!!!


Product List

** not available until 4th June 2019 when 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue goes live

^ available until 31st May 2019 unless sold out earlier