Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop – Summer Dreams with Counting Sheep

Thank you for joining us for the August 2021 Stampin’ Creative blog hop. The theme for this month is Summer Dreams. This is so appropriate for me – we are shivering through a really cold winter, and I am dreaming of summer!

I am giving you a sneak peek of some of the upcoming Sale-A-Bration options. The stamp set is called Counting Sheep and there are coordinating Sheep dies. Each of them is a level 1 reward. Browse through your new mini catalogue, draw up your wish list and get ready to collect your Sale-A-Bration rewards!! I had such fun making this card – the happy sheep smelling the flowers gave me a summery feeling! I used my blending brushes for the background, and coloured the sheep and flowers with Smokey Slate and Calypso Coral blends. As always, remember to decorate the inside of your card.

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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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.

Colour Inkspiration #104

Welcome to Colour INKspriation #104. Colour INKspiration is a challenge group on Facebook that sets a colour challenge every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month using Stampin’ Up! colours. Inspiration pictures are from Pinterest. I am delighted to be joining the team as a guest designer for this challenge. The aim of the design team is to make cards and projects to inspire people and to invite them to join the challenge.

The colours for this challenge are: Bumblebee, Basic White, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black. There is a standard set of colours you can add to you challenge projects if they are not already part of the challenge colour palette. You may add Basic White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and metallics to your project. We also allow ‘Ivory’ and ‘Bronze’ in the Stampin’ Blends. If you don’t have all the colour palette, feel free to use the closest SU (Stampin’ Up!) substitute.

I heat embossed the flower from Tasteful Touches stamp set onto Cherry Cobbler card base using black embossing powder. The other stamp set that I used is giving a sneak peek of the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set and Coordinating Beautiful Leaves dies which is new in the mini catalogue. I heat embossed the image onto vellum with white embossing powder and cut it out with the matching die. The sentiment is on a piece cut from the Scalloped Contours dies. Some Gold Foil sheet, Champagne Rhinestones and gold twine from the Simply Elegant Trim pack to add the finishing touches.

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Heat Tool
[129056]
$50.00

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! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th August 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the Simply Elegant suite, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Forever Fern for Colour Challenge

I have once again participated in the Colour Inkspiration challenge. This once was one of my favourite colour combinations – pink and grey. This is my card:

I was completely blown away when I got the notification that this card was the winner for this challenge!!

I demonstrated how I made this card in my Facebook love yesterday morning. If you missed the live you can watch the replay below

I have been invited to join the crew as a guest designer for the challenge that goes live on Wednesday 28th July at 7:00pm AEST. Be sure to pop back on Wednesday and see the card I have designed for that challenge

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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 18th August 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the Simply Elegant suite, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Make It Sparkle!

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You may be starting at my blog or landed here from another one.
Out theme this month is “Make It Sparkle!”. This is totally the theme for me. My motto in crafting is “Sparkle makes everything better!”

I used the Color & Contour bundle and mixed Wink of Stella with my re-inkers for super sparkle.

Here is a really quick video to show you how to do this

I hope the projects you’ve seen here on my blog today have inspired you & given you some ideas of how to add sparkle to you day (and cards). 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 18th August 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the Simply Elegant suite, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Creativity Abounds Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop – Simply Elegant

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 you to make creations of your own.

If you live in Australia and shop with me you will receive this tutorial bundle FREE! The theme of this tutorial bundle is Hand-Penned. This month we are showcasing the beautiful Hand-Penned 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, here is my card.

This card features a pocket made out of the Simply Elegant DSP, and the card slides inside

I CASE-d the tag from my friend – Shirley Merker

Below is a video demonstrating how to make this card:

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:

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Designer Series Paper Spotlight

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 “Designer Series Paper Spotlight”. This is a great time to stock up on your DSP, as selected paper is on sale at a 15% discount until the 2nd August. To see which paper is on sale, click here
You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. She always has something exciting to share with us!

The Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper makes pretty cards effortlessly! I haven’t seen a card that uses this paper that isn’t beautiful! The black spotted paper is from the Pattern Party DSP pack. This paper is only available as a hostess reward. If you would like to get a group of friends together for a workshop so that you can earn this paper, please feel free to contact me (It is a massive pack of paper, so it could be shared between a few people….)

As usual I decorated the inside of my card ( and a matching envelope). The flower on the front and the inside was stamped using the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set

Below is my video detailing how to make this card.

Click on the next button to hop over to Annette’s blog to see what awesome project she has to share with us.

If you get lost along the way, here is a complete list of hop stops.
Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <== You are here
Annette McMillan
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Julia Quinn
Joy Nelson
Sandy Ward
Nancy Reynolds

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Genial Gems
[155500]
$14.00

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! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th August 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the Simply Elegant suite, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Hand-Penned Thank You Card

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. I have used the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set. The striped paper is the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper (which is on special this month, so be sure to stock up). The focal panel is cut out using the Scalloped Contours dies. The finishing touch are the beautiful Genial Gems

Here is a picture of the card when it is open

Thank you so much for coming by today! 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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Genial Gems
[155500]
$14.00

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! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 15th July 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the Hand-Penned suite, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Hand-Penned Summer Card

Thank you for joining us for the July Blogging Friends hop. The theme for this hop is “Summer Wow Cards”. I always find it amusing, when I am doing a summer theme when I am sitting with the heating on in the middle of winter. Having said that, it was fun to think summery thoughts on a cold day!

I used the Hand-Penned suite to make the card. The only thing that isn’t part of the suite is the ribbon. This is the Crinkled White Seam Binding Ribbon that I have smooshed into my Mint Macaron ink pad.

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 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 15th July 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the Hand-Penned suite, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Hand-Penned DSP – 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 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 with you creative ways to use #PAPERSCRAPS. Make sure to hop round and visit all the participants, and diarise to check back again next month too.

Please remember to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to each Channel if you haven’t already and click on the ‘bell’ to be reminded when new content is shared. We really appreciate your feedback, so if you have time to leave us a comment, we would be very grateful. Thanks again for joining us and we look forward to seeing you back with us again next month.

Product List

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 15th July 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the Hand-Penned suite, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Colours with Color & Contour

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You may be starting at my blog or landed here from another one.
Out theme this month is “Let your colours shine”. The whole focus is on colour, which gives us a wide open space to play in!

I have chosen to use Pale Papaya (my favourite 2021-2023 In Colour), and I have put it with Cajun Craze. When I was looking at the In Colours, I held the Pale Papaya and Cajun Craze together and decided that it was a colour match made in heaven – my perfect pair!

I have done two different cards using the flower stamp in the Color & Contour stamp set. The background pieces were cut out using the Scalloped Contours dies. (Remember you can get the stamp set and dies as a bundle at a 10% discount.

On both cards I inked up my stamp in Pale Papaya and then used a sponge dauber to dab Cajun Craze onto the stamp.

I hope the projects you’ve seen here on my blog today have inspired you & given you some colour inspiration. 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!

Product List

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 15th July 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the Hand-Penned suite, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.