Symbols Of Fortune for Simply Sketchin’ Saturday

Welcome to anther Simply Sketchin’ challenge
Every Saturday a new sketch is uploaded. You can then play along for the week and submit your interpretation of the sketch. You can see the group here.
This is the sketch for this week:

This is my card using the sketch as inspiration

The measurements for this card are:
Card Base (Basic White) 14.9 x 21 cm (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches)
Mats (Calypso Coral) 5.5x 5.5 cm (2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches) x 2
14.9 x 3.5 cm (5 1/2 x 1 3/8 inches)
squares (Basic White) 5.0 x 5.0 cm (2 x 2 inches)
DSP (Symbols Of Fortune) 14.9 x 3.3cm (5 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches)

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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! There is a great sign up special on until the end of November, you can sign up as a demonstrator for $169 and choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! During Sale-A-Bration, you will also receive 2 stamp sets free! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th February 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of projects using the Artfully Composed suite from the January – June mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas to help you get started on making your fabulous cards using this suite. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Bleached Blessings Of Home For Simple Sketching Saturday

I am a bit late for this weeks Simply Sketchin’ Saturday, but at least I am getting in before the next one is posted!!
Every Saturday a new sketch is uploaded. You can then play along for the week and submit your interpretation of the sketch. You can see the group here.
This is the sketch for this week:

I did change the orientation of the sketch as a portrait card worked better than landscape with the flowers. I used bleach to colour the flowers. As I wanted the leaves to be green, I stamped and embossed the image onto green card stock. The one in my card is stamped onto Soft Succulent. Below are pictures of the ones stamped onto Pear Pizzaz (left) and Old Olive.

Join me for my Facebook live at 10:00 on Sunday and I’ll show you how to colour with bleach.

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There is still time to join us for the Artfully Composed Stamp Camp, 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! There is a great sign up special on until the end of November, you can sign up as a demonstrator for $169 and choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! During Sale-A-Bration, you will also receive 2 stamp sets free! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th February 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of projects using the Artfully Composed suite from the January – June mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas to help you get started on making your fabulous cards using this suite. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Sale-A-Brating Birthdays

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Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia are participating. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you! Our theme this month is “Sale-A-Bration”. If you are in the South Pacific, you will be aware that we still don’t have all of the Sale-A-Bration items available. We don’t know the timing, but they will be arriving on our shores eventually. If you can’t get the products for all the projects that you see in the hop, don’t despair, add them to your wish list and keep an eye out. I’ll let you know as soon as I hear about availability. My card uses the super cute Awesome Otters and Simply Marbleous DSP which is available in Australia!

I stamped and coloured the otters and the hats and then fussy cut them and stuck the onto the circles. I have another otter swimming around on the inside of the card

Be sure to complete the hop to see all the wonderful ideas that we have to share with you. The next stop is Annette. I can’t wait to see what she has created this month.

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If you get lost along the way, here is the complete hop list:
Shirley Merker
Sandra Roberts
Sue Boerner
Tracy Held <== YOU ARE HERE
Annette McMillan
Julia Quinn
Maureen Rauchfuss
Mickey Moore
Joy Nelson
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannahs
Sandy Ward 

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If you would like to join us for the Artfully Composed Stamp Camp, 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! There is a great sign up special on until the end of November, you can sign up as a demonstrator for $169 and choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! During Sale-A-Bration, you will also receive 2 stamp sets free! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th February 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of projects using the Artfully Composed suite from the January – June mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas to help you get started on making your fabulous cards using this suite. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Creativity Abounds Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop – Artfully Composed

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Welcome to our first Creativity Abounds Blog Hop of 2022. We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world that are coming together to share our creative ideas with you. We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can Inspire you to make creations of your own.

If you live in Australia and shop with me you will receive this tutorial bundle FREE! This tutorial bundle uses a range of products from both the Annual catalogue and the August – December 2021 mini catalogue. The theme for this tutorial bundle is “Artfully Composed”. This is a gorgeous suite in the January – June 2022 mini catalogue. This tutorial bundle combined with this blog hop will give you heaps of ideas for using this suite. Here is a sneak peek of the images that are featured in the tutorial bundle this month.

To offer additional inspiration, we have all created an extra project to share with you in this hop. If you are joining us for our Stamp Camp on the 29th January, we will all be demonstrating the projects in this hop there. If you haven’t yet signed up and would like to, you can get all the details here. This is my card:

I don’t know if this has a specific name, but I am calling it an “Envelope Flap Gate Fold card”. This is what it looks like when it is being opened

I will give you the measurements and show you how to assemble the card at the Stamp Camp. We are all really excited and looking forward to another amazing event.

You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed – so if you are looking for a demonstrator in your country, these demonstrators would love to look after you with your Stampin’ Up!® shopping or if you would like to join our Stampin’ Up!® teams.

Meet the design team:

White Wash Water Colouring with In The Moment

I have been having so much fun using the In The Moment Stamp Set. In a previous blog post I showed how I used paper piecing to colour in the lady’s dress. If you missed that post you can see it here. In my Facebook live on Sunday, I showed how I water coloured the image using white washing.

Here are another couple of cards using the same technique

If you missed the live, you can watch the replay below:

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If you would like to join us for the Artfully Composed Stamp Camp, 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! There is a great sign up special on until the end of November, you can sign up as a demonstrator for $130 (usually $169) and choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! During Sale-A-Bration, you will also receive 2 stamp sets free! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 19th January 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of birthday ideas using products from the annual and August – December mini catalogue, and contains 14 different (and stunning) designs by 14 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas to help you get started on making your birthday cards for the coming year. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

CASE-d Card using Blessing Of Home

I am playing along with this weeks CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Challenge again. This week’s challenge is to CASE a card in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. I have chosen the card on page 13. This is a photo of the card in the catalogue, and my version of it

I used the Blessings Of Home stamp set with Heart & Home DSP. I stamped the image in light Smokey Slate and outlined it with Blends.

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If you would like to join us for the Artfully Composed Stamp Camp, 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! There is a great sign up special on until the end of November, you can sign up as a demonstrator for $130 (usually $169) and choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! During Sale-A-Bration, you will also receive 2 stamp sets free! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 19th January 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of birthday ideas using products from the annual and August – December mini catalogue, and contains 14 different (and stunning) designs by 14 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas to help you get started on making your birthday cards for the coming year. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

January Thank You Cards

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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 during January, I will send you one of these cards as a thank you as well as a copy of the latest Creativity Abounds tutorial bundle. If you palce you order by the 21st January, I have a bonus tutorial bundle which has all the projects from the Global SU Share fair that we had over the weekend.

I have used the Stitched Triangles dies for the corners along the the Simply Marbleous DSP. This DSP is beautiful, and is one of those items that money can’t buy – it can however be redeemed with a qualifying order as a Sale-A-Bration reward! If you are wondering where the “Thanks” is from, it is a die from the Word Wishes set that I modified slightly. It used to say Thanksgiving! These cards look lovely in all of the colours in the Simply Marbleous paper. Be sure to get your pack before they are all gone.

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 would like to join us for the Artfully Composed Stamp Camp, 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! There is a great sign up special on until the end of November, you can sign up as a demonstrator for $130 (usually $169) and choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! During Sale-A-Bration, you will also receive 2 stamp sets free! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 19th January 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of birthday ideas using products from the annual and August – December mini catalogue, and contains 14 different (and stunning) designs by 14 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas to help you get started on making your birthday cards for the coming year. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Awesome Otter Fun Fold video

Did you manage to tune in for my Facebook live this morning? As promised I showed you how to make the otter card that I posted on Friday. You can see the original post here
Here are the measurements that you need to make this:
Pacific Point -14.9 x 21 cm /5 1/2 x 8 1/2″
– 2 pieces 7 x 7 cm / 2 1/8 x 4 1/4″
– 2 pieces 4.5 x 4.5cm / 1 3/4 x 1 3/4″
DSP – 3 pieces 14.5 x 4.9cm / 5 1/4 x 1 7/8″
– 1 piece 5 x 5 cm / 2 x 2″
Basic White – 2 pieces 6.7 x 6.7cm / 2 1/2 x 2 1/2″
– 2 pieces 4.2 x 4.2cm / 1 1/2 x 1 1/2″

If you missed it, here is the Facebook replay:

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If you would like to join us for the Artfully Composed Stamp Camp, 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! There is a great sign up special on until the end of November, you can sign up as a demonstrator for $130 (usually $169) and choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! During Sale-A-Bration, you will also receive 2 stamp sets free! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 19th January 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of birthday ideas using products from the annual and August – December mini catalogue, and contains 14 different (and stunning) designs by 14 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas to help you get started on making your birthday cards for the coming year. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

I need coffee for Simply Sketchin’ Saturday!

It is time for another Simply Sketchin’ Saturday.
Every Saturday a new sketch is uploaded. You can then play along for the week and submit your interpretation of the sketch. You can see the group here.
This is the sketch for this week:

When I started thinking about this, the idea that I had was completed different to the finished product. Whatever I tried wasn’t working for me, and then I decided I needed a coffee to help. Best idea ever – sketch + coffee = inspiration!!

To make this card I combined the words from Nothing’s Better Than with the images from Brew Some Fun. The DSP is Simply Marbleous which is one of the Sale-A-Bration items available at the moment. The background uses the Gingham embossing folder from the January – June 2022 mini catalogue.

Be sure to visit the Facebook group and see how everyone else has interpreted the sketch.
Be sure to pop back next week to see what the next sketch looks like.

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Do you love the Artfully composed suite? I am participating in a stamp camp with 11 international demonstrators. If you would like to join us for the Artfully Composed Stamp Camp, 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! There is a great sign up special on until the end of November, you can sign up as a demonstrator for $130 (usually $169) and choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! During Sale-A-Bration, you will also receive 2 stamp sets free! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 19th January 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of birthday ideas using products from the annual and August – December mini catalogue, and contains 14 different (and stunning) designs by 14 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas to help you get started on making your birthday cards for the coming year. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Awesome Otters

Thank you for joining us for the November Blogging Friends hop. The theme for this hop is “Island Vibes, Rainbows and Otters – Oh My! As you might have gathered by this fun title, our focus on this hop is Sale-A-Bration January – February 2022. Unfortunately for us in the South Pacific, because of the current world wide supply issues (thank you Covid!) there are a large number of the Sale-A-Bration items that haven’t landed on our shores as yet. Don’t despair, they are on the water and Stampin’ Up! will make them available for redemption as soon as they land. If you love some of the projects made by our hoppers in other markets, pin the project and add the supplies to your wish list – you will be able to redeem them eventually. For my card, I have used the stamp set that is available the super cute Awesome Otters!

I have used the Simply Marbleous DSP (also a Sale-A-Bration item which is available in Australia) to complete this card.

If you want the instructions to make this card, join me for a Facebook live on Sunday (9 January) at 10:00. You can like my Facebook page here, and you will be able to see the event.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope everyone has a fun and creative weekend. Be sure to hop around and see what everyone else has created.

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If you would like to join us for the Artfully Composed Stamp Camp, 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! There is a great sign up special on until the end of November, you can sign up as a demonstrator for $130 (usually $169) and choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! During Sale-A-Bration, you will also receive 2 stamp sets free! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 19th January 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of birthday ideas using products from the annual and August – December mini catalogue, and contains 14 different (and stunning) designs by 14 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas to help you get started on making your birthday cards for the coming year. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.