Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Kindest Gnomes

Welcome to the June 2022 Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You may be starting at my blog or landed here from another one.
Each month there is a new Inspirational image and colour challenge, you can use either part to create your project. Either
INK – use the colour challenge to create a project unrelated to the image -{There will generally be 5 colours for the colour challenge you may use some or all colours plus Stampin’ Up! basics range (black, white, vanilla) or
INSPIRATION – use the image subject as inspiration for your project any way you can tie them together is fine. This is the beautiful image for this month:

Again, I used the colours for my card. (I did deviate ever so slightly in the colours – his nose is Petal Pink and the leaves on the flowers are Mossy Meadow.)

There are lots of sneak peeks in this card – the gnome and toadstool are from the Kindest Gnomes bundle. This is in an adorable suite in the July – December mini catalogue. The big flower on the side is fussy cut from the Wonderful World DSP. This is a level 2
Sale-A-Bration and comes together with the Wonderful World stamp set which I used to stamp the flower inside the card. The birds and stamped grass are from the On The Horizon stamp set which is retiring at the end of June. I water coloured the toadstool with my inks and water painters.The finishing touch is the doorknob which is a Brushed Metallic Dot

You are currently visiting Tracy Held at Trace Of Creativity in Australia. Please see the list below & hop through all of the other participants to see how they were inspired by the gorgeous picture.

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Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad
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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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 20th July 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s tutorial bundle showcases masculine cards and uses a variety of stamp sets. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in this month’s bundle:

This is the card that I contributed this month. All the instructions to make are in the tutorial bundle.

Brewed for you

Sun Prints Shoe Box Swap

I am away at the Creativity Now event this weekend. I am spending the weekend at a lovely craft retreat with a wonderful group of ladies. We decided that we were going to do a shoe box swap as we had some time to fill. This is the card that I have designed for my swap

As I won’t be home on Sunday morning, I prerecorded my Facebook live (I’m not sure what to call it – Facebook almost live?) showing how to make my card. Here is the video:

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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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 20th July 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s tutorial bundle showcases masculine cards and uses a variety of stamp sets. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in this month’s bundle:

This is the card that I contributed this month. All the instructions to make are in the tutorial bundle.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Sending Smiles and Palms dies

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 “Sympathy”. These are probably the cards that we don’t like to make, but they are the ones that have the most impact for the people receiving them.
You may be starting your hop here, or you may have landed from Nancy Reynolds’ blog. Did you love her project?

I used the New Horizons DSP for the background of my card. This is my FAVOURITE DSP in the January – June 2022 mini catalogue and will be retiring soon. At the time of writing, it was still available (and discounted to $14), but I expect it will sell out soon, and once it is gone, it is gone. Be sure to put in your order ASAP if you want a pack. I also used the Sending Smiles bundle. Although the name seems incongruous for a sympathy card, it does have the “Comfort and Strength” sentiment which works. The palm trees are cut using the Palms dies. These are also in the retiring mini catalogue, but have carried over to the annual catalogue. If you want these dies with the coordinating stamp set, you can order the Paradise Palms bundle before the end of June to take advantage of the bundle discount.

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

Shirley Merker
Julia Quinn
Annette McMillan
Julia Mazur
Terri Stewart
Nancy Reynolds 
Tracy Held <== YOU ARE HERE
Maureen Rauchfuss
Krissi Hannahs

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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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 20th July 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s tutorial bundle showcases masculine cards and uses a variety of stamp sets. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in this month’s bundle:

This is the card that I contributed this month. All the instructions to make are in the tutorial bundle.

Creativity Abounds Blog Hop – Brewed For You

Welcome to our June Creativity Abounds Blog Hop. 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 your creativity.

If you live in Australia and shop with me you will receive this tutorial bundle FREE! This tutorial bundle showcases masculine cards and we use a variety of products. Most of us find it difficult to make cards for men, and there are some amazing ideas in this bundle.
In this blog hop we each offer a bonus project which compliments the tutorial bundle. I have used Brewed For You bundle and Bottled happiness bundle to make my card.

Here is a sneak peek of all the projects in the tutorial bundle:

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.

This is the card that I contributed this month. All the instructions to make are in the tutorial bundle.

Meet the design team

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June Thank You Cards – Sending Smiles

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 June, I will send you one of these cards as a thank you as well as a copy of the latest Creativity Abounds tutorial bundle.

I showed how to make this card for my Facebook live on Sunday. I love this technique, and with the Sending Smiles bundle you can customise the card for whatever occasion you want.

Here are the measurements that you will need if you want to make this card

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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th June 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s tutorial bundle showcases the 2022-2024 In Colors and uses a variety of stamp sets. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the month’s bundle:

This is the card that I contributed this month. All the instructions to make are in the tutorial bundle.

Combining Hues Of happiness with True Beauty

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.

I love the background die cut from the Blossoming Happiness dies and it works so well with the flower from True Beauty bundle. Below is the replay of my Facebook live showing how I made this card.

If you like this card, please vote for me by clicking on the button below

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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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th June 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s tutorial bundle showcases the 2022-2024 In Colors and uses a variety of stamp sets. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the month’s bundle:

This is the card that I contributed this month. All the instructions to make are in the tutorial bundle.

Crafty Challenge Blog Hop – in Colors with Alphabest

Welcome to another crafty challenge blog hop. This time, we have a colour challenge. This month the challenge is to show off the new In Colors.

A couple of weeks ago I spent a lovely afternoon with Genna Gifford. Genna is an amazing person and often invites me to her team events even though I am not a member of her team, If you don’t know Genna’s work, have a look at the Facebook page, The Stamper’s Mess. This is one of the cards that I made while I was with her.

As soon as I saw the card I knew that it was perfect for this blog hop. I must admit, it was a bit of a challenge the get the spelling correct while I was alternating the colours!! The best part about crafting with someone else is that you get a chance to play with products that you don’t own. Of course it does mean that the ever increasing wish list has some more stuff added to it!

Have fun hopping around to see how everyone else have used these fantastic colours.

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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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th June 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s tutorial bundle showcases the 2022-2024 In Colours and uses a variety of stamp sets. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the month’s bundle:

This is the card that I contributed this month. All the instructions to make are in the tutorial bundle.

Miura Fold Kits In The Mail

I have been working with 11 other demonstrators, and we have started a new collaboration called fun Fold fanatics. Each month we are creating a new fun fold tutorial. The tutorial has instructions to make the card, and examples of 12 different versions of that card.

The June tutorial is for a Miura fold card. I am very excited with this tutorial – I LOVE this fold, and each of the samples in the tutorial have come out beautifully!

Kits which can be purchased (in Australia) for $12 (including postage). Each kit will contain the card stock and embellishments to make 2 cards. You will also get the PDF of the tutorial and a link to an unlisted video demonstrating how to make up your kit.

The card this month use the Hues Of Happiness suite.

The kit contains the card stock and DSP for 2 cards. There are 6 flowers and 6 leaves (assorted colours) and a strip of the Glossy Dots Assortment. As the DSP on this pack has assorted colours in one sheet, the coulours in the kit will random depending on which piece of paper you get. The base colours are Night Of Navy, Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape, Daffodil Delight and Fresh freesia. I will do my best to accommodate you if you want specific colours in your kit, but I cannot guarantee that you will get those colours.
I used the Happiness Abounds stamp set for the sentiments (you can use any sentiments that you have on hand). You will need ink pads, Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhesive to complete the cards. Click here to order these products from my online store. You can add additional items to the cart or remove ones that you already have on hand. Please remember to use the host code on the side when you place your order. The products can be ordered directly from Stampin’ Up!, but the order for the kit needs to be placed directly with me. Please send me an email at TraceOfCreativity@outlook.com to place your order.

If you live don’t love in Australia and you would like to purchase a kit, feel free to shoot me an email and I will put you onto one of the demonstrators in your market. Please be aware that the cards in the kit won’t be the same, but the tutorial will.

If you purchase this suite and add the Silver metallic Edge Cotton Ribbon, you will be able to join in the Hues Of Happiness stamp camp. You can find more details about the stamp camp here

Share It Sunday – Seasons Of Chic

Thank you for joining us for our Sunday blog hop (of course in Australia this goes live at 2:00am Monday morning, but it is a great start to the working week when we wake up!) There is no theme for this hop, it is for each of us to choose what project we want to share.
I have been working on a relatively simple but very effective fun fold card and having lots of fun playing with the Texture Chic suite. If you haven’t seen this suite yet, you are missing out! The DSP is awesome!

The surprise come when it opens:

I made a Pool Party one for my Facebook live. You can watch the replay below:

Be sure to hop all the way around to see what everyone else is busy making.

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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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! Up until the end of May there is an additional sign up bonus: In addition to the starter kit you’ll also receive FREE 2022–2024 In Color products, including In Color Grid Paper, In Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color A4 Card stock, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. That’s an additional $116.50 value of products just for joining the team! If you have been thinking of joining up, this is a fantastic opportunity. Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th June 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s tutorial bundle showcases the 2022-2024 In Colours and uses a variety of stamp sets. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the month’s bundle:

This is the card that I contributed this month. All the instructions to make are in the tutorial bundle.

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Butterfly Brilliance

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Welcome to the May 2022 Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You may be starting at my blog or landed here from another one.
Each month there is a new Inspirational image and colour challenge, you can use either part to create your project. Either
INK – use the colour challenge to create a project unrelated to the image -{There will generally be 5 colours for the colour challenge you may use some or all colours plus Stampin’ Up! basics range (black, white, vanilla) or
INSPIRATION – use the image subject as inspiration for your project any way you can tie them together is fine. This is the beautiful image for this month:

I chose to use the colours, and this is my card:

I used the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set heat embossed the butterflies with black embossing powder. I used a spare piece of paper to cut out the butterflies with the
Brilliant Wings dies, and then used it as a mask. I paced it over my embossed image, and using my blending brushes applied the different colour inks.

You are currently visiting Tracy Held at Trace Of Creativity in Australia. Please see the list below & hop through all of the other participants to see how they were inspired by the gorgeous picture.

Product List
Heat Tool
[129056]
$53.00

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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! Up until the end of May there is an additional sign up bonus: In addition to the starter kit you’ll also receive FREE 2022–2024 In Color products, including In Color Grid Paper, In Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color A4 Card stock, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. That’s an additional $116.50 value of products just for joining the team! If you have been thinking of joining up, this is a fantastic opportunity. Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th June 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s tutorial bundle showcases the 2022-2024 In Colours and uses a variety of stamp sets. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the month’s bundle:

This is the card that I contributed this month. All the instructions to make are in the tutorial bundle.

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