Paper Adventures Team Hop | Pootles

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Hello & thanks for joining us for a Paper Adventures team blog hop.

The theme today is “CASE the designer” and the designer is Sam Hammond Donald – aka “Pootles” from the UK.  We are touched that she has agreed to join us.  The friendship and kindness within the Stampin’ Up! community is amazing.  Sam is a million dollar earner with a successful blog.  She shares a project every day on her blog including cards & 3D projects. Sam is so generous with her time and talent – thank you Sam!

This is the card Sam made for our hop using Best Dressed DSP & Witty-cisms stamp set.

The team were encouraged to CASE (Copy & Share Everything or Copy & Selectively Edit) Sam’s design and create their own version based on the elements that influenced them.  It might have been the colours, the layout, the styling, the stamp set or the DSP.


I really loved that background and wanted to make it using cardstock rather than the Best Dressed DSP.

Paper Adventures Blog Hop - Pootles | kelly kent

I cut Lovely Lipstick, Petal Pink and Purple Posy cardstock into random width strips and adhered them to a Whisper White base.  I then stitched around the outside to create a decorative border.  I really love stitching on cards.

Paper Adventures Blog Hop - Pootles | kelly kent

Where Sam used the Witty-cisms stamp set, I’ve added in a favourite flourish of mine – a heart and flower combination and a white heat embossed “thanks” sentiment.

The heart is from the Be Mine Stitched Dies, the flowers from Dressed to Impress bundle and ‘thanks’ from the Music From The Heart stamp set.

I’ve carried the flowers through to the middle layer of the card too. They are coloured with Stampin’ Blends – Lovely Lipstick, Purple Posy, Pink Pirouette (retired) and Pretty Peacock.

Paper Adventures Blog Hop - Pootles | kelly kent

Although I cut the card up to achieve the background, this also works really well for those 1/4″ & 1/2″ strips that end up piling up on our desk when we’re cutting A4 sheets down into mat size.

Paper Adventures Blog Hop - Pootles | kelly kent

Thanks to the team for always being so willing to join in the blog hop and to Sam for making it a special one this month.  In a time of certainty, it was lovely to have this sparkling moment in our week.

Next blog on the hop is Siobhan Fitzsimmons and her pretty creation.

Have a safe and happy weekend.  I’ll be spending time with my family, enjoying the sunshine and hopefully some self isolation (from the kids!) in the craft room!!!

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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…

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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!!!


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

^ available until 31st May 2019 unless sold out earlier