Social Stamping Blog Host | Rainbows

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Hello! Welcome to week 3 of the Social Stamping Blog Hosts.  You can see week 1 (hello) here and get some history to why this all started!  See week 2 (thank you) here for more amazing projects.

The theme for today’s projects by my stamping friends is “rainbows”. Out of the chaos that is coronavirus, we are seeing many great examples of community spirit. creative togetherness and inventive ways to stay connected.

One of the initiatives that caught my attention was the rainbow trail.  Households and businesses across Australia (and the world) are using rainbows as a symbol to relay the message that “we’re all in this together”, everything is going to be ok, stay safe and many other positive messages to keep spirits up in a time when it can be easy to be overwhelmed.

People are drawing rainbows in chalk on their driveway, painting their fence in rainbow colours, putting rainbow artwork in the windows, decorating lamp posts with rainbow bows and so many more examples.  They are literally filling the world with beautiful colours, sharing their creativity with others and actively working towards connecting with others.

So, out of this, the theme for today’s hop was inspired.  To see more about the Rainbow Trail in Australia, visit this group on Facebook.

I can’t wait for you to see all the bright, fun and colourful creations made by my crafty friends this week.  Don’t forget, these designers are sharing to inspire you, so you are most welcome to copy (CASE) their designs or use them as inspiration for your own creation.

Below is the master list of participants.  Click on the designers below to see their project. Some bloggers may link to the next blog, but to keep things simple, this was an optional requirement.

Participant list | “Rainbows”

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Angela Meirtiz-Reid
  3. Vicki Boucher
  4. Chloe Evans
  5. Mandy Depiazzi
  6. Nicole Wilson
  7. Sharni Haines
  8. Michelle Strazds
  9. Lisa Whitehead
  10. Rebecca Scurr
  11. Elizabeth Gross
  12. Nikki Spencer
  13. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  14. Julia Quinn
  15. Lauren Meiklejohn
  16. Andrea Sargent
  17. Sheila Pybus
  18. Peta Stephen
  19. Shannon Kissane
  20. Richelle Fletcher
  21. Narelle Simm

Social Stamping Blog Host | Thank You

Hello! Welcome to week 2 of the Social Stamping Blog Hosts.  You can see week 1 here and get some history to why this all started!

The theme for today’s projects by my stamping friends is “thank you”.  I’ve lived by the mantra that there’s no point just making card, you have to be sending them to make a difference.  I give away almost all of my cards – to friends, as gifts, as donations.  It gives me good motivation to create more.

We are currently seeing a time where the hero status of our community has shifted.  It is no longer sports stars or celebrities who are the most valued in our society, but the everyday hereos that don’t always get the acknowledgement they deserve.  The healthcare staff, cleaners, child care & school educators, retail & hospitality staff, transport & couriers, Centrelink employees, farmers & so many more that we cannot function without.  There are so many ‘essential’ services that keep our society functioning and it’s a nice chance to pause and say ‘thank you’ to each and every person for their contribution.

There might also be someone in your life that has made a difference to your COVID-19 experience.  Perhaps they bought you some toilet paper when you were finding it hard to get to the shops, maybe they called to say hi at a time when the crisis was getting you down or is it someone who is just there for you all the time – pandemic or not.

This week, as you craft in isolation, can you create and send a card to one of these everyday heroes or a person who has made your life better?  To remind them that they are noticed and valued, to give them a little boost in what is a trying time for everyone and to spread some gratitude throughout the world in a time of great stress.

Famous Quotes About Gratitude

You are most welcome to CASE (copy) any of the cards you see today on the blog hop.  These designers are sharing their creations to inspire you and would love for their design to be part of the thank you message.

Below is the master list of participants.  Click on the designers below to see their project. Some bloggers may link to the next blog, but to keep things simple, this was an optional requirement.

Participant list | “Thank You”

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Andrea Sargent

Social Stamping Blog Host | Hello

Hello!  Last week I advertised on my Facebook page and invited some of my stamping friends to join me to blog today.  I won’t pretend I’m amazed, because I knew my fantabulous friends would be the first to step up and embrace another occasion to create something to share.  In a week that has been filled with ups & downs for so many families (including mine!), it’s wonderful to come together with the sole purpose of being creative and providing creative inspiration for crafters who may be at home in isolation.

As a bit of background, my use of the phrase “Social Stamping” started last year.  I had to make some changes to the focus of my Stampin’ Up! commitments.  I wanted to keep the things about stamping that were important to me and one of those things was the social aspect – my online friendships with other demonstrators, classes purely for the joy of getting together and providing community for my Paper Adventures team.


The theme for today’s hop is “hello”.  It’s a time when we’ve all been asked to socially distance ourselves from each other, but actually a time when we need each other more than ever.  I’d love for you all to reach out to those in your network, on the edge of your network or bring someone new into your network and use this fast changing and very overwhelming situation for some social good.  It’s possible to be social although physically apart – we just need to think in different ways.

This blog host is born of that desire to pull together the social part of stamping.  To bring us together, to allow us to share and to spark creativity in others.

Below is the master list of participants.  Click on the designers below to see their project. Some bloggers may link to the next blog, but to keep things simple, this was an optional requirement.

Stay safe, stay connected and be comforted in the knowledge that although big at the moment, this will pass.  Until then, let us craft!

Participant list | “Hello”

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Denita Wright-Smee
  3. Jo Stubbings
  4. Lisa Whitehead
  5. Lauren Meiklejohn
  6. Lou Kitzelman
  7. Leonie Stuart
  8. Mandy Depiazzi
  9. Odette Kermode
  10. Rebecca Scurr
  11. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  12. Melissa Gifford
  13. Nikki Spencer
  14. Nicole Wilson
  15. Elizabeth Gross
  16. Bronwyn Eastley
  17. Sheila Pybus
  18. Michelle Strazds
  19. Angela Meirtiz-Reid
  20. Sharni Haines
  21. Vicki Boucher
  22. Julia Quinn
  23. Mae Collins
  24. Chantell Randall
  25. Narelle Simm
  26. Catherine Creer
  27. Richelle Fletcher
  28. Leonie Schroder
  29. Kathryn Ruddick

My 2016…

2016 was yet another wonderful year of growth & development for me.

My blog continued to see increased traffic and gained more followers every week.  I’m so grateful to all the people who visited, left comments and were inspired by things I made from paper, stamps & ink.

Thanks for your support during 2016, looking forward to a fabulous 2017!!!

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