12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 3 using Whimsy & Wonder and a colour challenge

A few weeks ago I did a blog hop with the group of ladies that are part of my monthly tutorial bundle. In my (not so humble) opinion, it was an amazing hop and I want to make ALL the projects! If you missed it, you can see it here. Maheswari Rajaguru’s card was one that I have been wanting to CASE. To see Maheswari’s original card click here.

This is the colour palette for the latest Colour Inkspiration challenge. Whne I saw this, I knew that I wanted to CAE the card in these colours. They are seriously non-traditional Christmas coulours, but what do you think?

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If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 19th October 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of Christmas projects from the Whimsy & Wonder Suite in the August – December mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Meadow Thanks

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Monthly Team Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support.

If you place an order with me this month, I will send you one of these cards to say thank you for your order as well as a tutorial bundle. The details about the bundle are at the bottom of this post.

There is a lot of die cutting in this card, but the end result is a beautiful bouquet of wild flowers!

I hope that my card has inspired you. We have an amazing line up of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators, and we know you are going to love all the creativity that is being showcased today. Remember you are currently on my page – Tracy Held. See who is below me to know where to go next.

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If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 19th October 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of Christmas projects from the Whimsy & Wonder Suite in the August – December mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 2 with Whimsy & Wonder

Are you ready to make your next batch of Christmas cards? I don’t know how many cards you send out, but I send heaps! My husband tells me that I keep Australia Post in business. It is quite amusing that a Jewish person sends out so many Christmas cards, but I LOVE sending cards, so any excuse will do and it brings joy to the person receiving them , so win-win!

This card uses the some of the elements from the beautiful Whimsy & Wonder Suite. (If you want more inspiration for this suite, place an order by the 19th October and get a tutorial bundle filled with ideas. There is a sneak peek of the projects at the bottom of this post)
You are probably thinking that this looks like a nice card, but wait! There’s more! The magic happens when you open it!

I participate in a number of online events. These are free for my customers and feature a talented group of international demonstrators who each present a project. Global SU Share Fair is every second month, and Woo Hoo Weekend is quarterly. Next month is going to be busy – Share fair is on the 6th November and Woo Hoo Weekend is the 27th. The invitations to join the Woo Hoo Weekend group will be sent out at the beginning of November. This is the card that I demonstrated at the August Weekend. It was using the Blackberry Beauty Suite and will show you how to do the inside of the card.

Here are the Measurements for this card:
Base – 20.9cmx 14.9cm / 51/2″ x 81/4″ Score at 5.2cm /2″ on either side
DSP – 20cm x 10cm / 4″ x 8″ See video for scoring instructions
DSP panels – 2x 14.4cm x 4.7cm / 51/4″ x 13/4″
DSP belly band – 25.5cm x 6.5cm /91/2″ x 21/2″
Basic White – 6.7cm x 6.7cm / 23/8″ x 23/8″ and 10.5cm x3cm / 41/4″ x 11/4″
Mats – 7cm x 7cm / 23/4 x 23/4″ and 10.5cm x 5cm / 41/4″ x 2″

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If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 19th October 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of Christmas projects from the Whimsy & Wonder Suite in the August – December mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Many layered Blossoms with Expressions In Ink

I am happy to be taking part in Kylie’s Monthly International Blog Highlights again.
The theme for this hop is “Thank you”. Many people forget those simple words. I have seen people’s days brightened because someone said a simple thank you to them.
Show your appreciation to people in your lives who have inspired you, helped you or supported you by sending them a thank you card.

Below is a video to show toy how to make this card.

I also made it using the Pale Papaya DSP in the Expressions In Ink pack. Which one do you prefer?

If you like this card, please vote for it by clicking the button below:

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If you would like to join me for a virtual Christmas card class, you can find the details here

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 19th October 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of Christmas projects from the Whimsy & Wonder Suite in the August – December mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Adhesive Holder – VLOG Hop

Welcome back to our GLOBAL SU VLOG HOP, which we now plan to bring to you regularly on the first day of each month. This month we pushed the date out to coincide with International stationery week.
This YouTube event follows on from our regular Global SU Share Fairs, created for our Stampin’ Up! Customers and shared through Facebook Live presentations in a Customer Facebook Group.
Today’s ‘VLOG Hop’ our Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators, are each sharing a different stamping technique. Make sure to hop round and visit all the participants, and diarise the end of October to check back.

If you have watched any of my Facebook lives, you will know that I have a never ending problem with my dimensionals hiding from me! I am hoping that this is going to be the solution to that peaky problem.

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If you would like to join me for a virtual Christmas card class, you can find the details here

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 19th October 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of Christmas projects from the Whimsy & Wonder Suite in the August – December mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Virtual Christmas Card Class

I was hoping that we were going to be able to get together for card classes, but with the current lockdown rules, I don’t think that is going to be an option any time soon.

Seeing as we are already in October and I don’t anticipate that we will be able to meet in person before the end of November, this would be a bit late to start making Christmas cards!

So, I am going to host an online class, either by Zoom, or using a different video conferencing app that I am currently investigating (details to follow).

I will post out the kits and you will get the materials to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 different designs).  The kits will have all the card stock, designer series paper and die cuts required to complete your cards.

In addition, you will need to add sentiments using whatever stamp sets you have in your stash (contact me if you would like any new ones), ink to stamp the sentiments, and adhesives (glue and dimensionals).

The cost of the class will be $40 (including postage).  Once I have finished designing the cards, I will let you know what we are making.  One of them will definitely be a pinwheel tower card – you may have seen that these are the latest craze and they are fun to make with a wow factor!

Please let me know as soon as possible if you are going to participate to allow enough time for your kits to get to you (I am sure that you are aware that post is taking a bit longer at the moment).

If you need any supplies (stamp sets or consumables for the class), feel free to contact me and I will put in an order for you, or you can go to my online store and place the order yourself.

I hope that you will join me for a fun afternoon of crafting!  If you know anyone who would like to join us, please feel free to share this post with them.

12 Weeks Of Christmas – Week 1

I find it difficult to believe that we are starting the last quarter of 2021. Even with all the lock downs and craziness which has felt like this year was a repeat of 2020, it seems to have zoomed past! in 12 weeks time, it will be Christmas again. This year I am doing a 12 week count down to Christmas. Every Saturday for the next 3 months, I will share a Christmas idea. There will be a selection of cards, tags, packaging and table decorations. If you want o play along with me, you will have a week to make the projects before the next one comes along

Last weekend we held our bi-monthly event – Global SU Share Fair. If you don’t know what this is, it is an event where I collaborate with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world and we each do a Facebook live presentation. This month there were 14 presenters all using a different stamp set and providing heaps of inspiration. This was my project.

The measurements for this card are as follows:
Base 21cm x 14.9cm / 81/2″ x 5 1/2″
Arm 10.5 cm x 4.7cm / 41/4″ x 1 7/8″
Top rectangle 5cm / 2″
Insert 14.4cm c 10.0cm / 51/4″ x 4″
DSP (Insert) 14.4cm x 1.0cm / 5 1/4″ v 7/8″

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If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 19th October 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of Christmas projects from the Whimsy & Wonder Suite in the August – December mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop – Saying Thanks with Sunflowers

Thank you for joining us for the September 2021 Stampin’ Creative blog hop. The theme for this month is “Sending Thanks”.

Last summer my neighbour had the most beautiful sunflowers growing in his front garden. Every time I walked past his house I stopped to admire them. He was outside one day when I walked past, and I told him how much happiness his sunflowers had brought to me. he said that he had some seeds from them, and he would let me have some, Last week I found an envelope full of sunflower seeds in my letter box! I have made a card that I gave to him (if you want to see it, hop over to my Facebook page, I did that as a live), but I can’t get sunflowers off my mind, so I decided to make another one!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Below is the list of all the hop participants. Be sure to visit them all to see what summer dreams they have to share. We love hearing from you, so please leave us comments to let us know what you think about our projects.

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Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack
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Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Pick a Season

Welcome to the September Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You may be starting at my blog or landed here from another one.
Out theme this month is “Pick A Season!”. Seasonal cards are always interesting. being in the southern hemisphere, our seasons are always the opposite to our friends in the northern hemisphere. The weather in Melbourne is “special”! We can have all 4 seasons in 10 minutes. We are supposed to be in Spring, but someone forget to tell the person who controls the weather, and our weather is still stuck in winter! Being the eternal optimist, I have chosen summer as my season.

This looks like the old favourite triple stamping, but it is actually stamped flat and then cut and layered. The layers are stepped which gives added depth to the card

The delicate dahlia stamp set will only be available until the end of September. If you want it (you will be sorry if you don’t have it in your collection) be sure to place your order and redeem it as your Sale-A-Bration reward.

If you would like to see how I made this card, join me at 10:00 on Sunday morning (26th September) on my Facebook page . If this time doesn’t suit you, you can always watch the replay afterwards.

I hope my card has inspired you to try some “summer stamping”. You are currently visiting Tracy Held at Trace Of Creativity in Australia. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don’t want to miss any of them!

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If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 19th October 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of Christmas projects from the Whimsy & Wonder Suite in the August – December mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Shaded Summer Slide & Lock Card

Did you manage to join me for my Facebook live on Sunday morning? One of my friends challenged me to make a slide and lock card. I took up the challenge!! I used the
Sale-A-Bration Beautifully penned DSP. This is only available until 30 September, so be sure to place your order and redeem it as your free item if you still want some of this beautiful paper

For instructions about how to make this card, watch the replay of the live

There are lots of tips in this video of using the marker to stamp technique and how to get squares out of your rectangle dies. I usually do a live at 10:00am on a Sunday morning, so if you have the time please join me.

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If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 19th October 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of Christmas projects from the Whimsy & Wonder Suite in the August – December mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.