Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Enduring Beauty

Welcome to the first Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop for 2024. You may be starting at my blog or landed here from another one.
Each month there is a new Inspirational challenge. This month we have a picture challenge. You can either use the color challenge to create a project unrelated to the image – There will generally be 5-6 colors for the color challenge you may use some or all colors plus Stampin’ Up! basics range (black, white, vanilla) or use the image subject as inspiration for your project any way you can tie them together is fine. If you are feeling super creative, use BOTH! This is the inspiration for this month:

This is my interpretation of the picture:

This was my first play with the Enduring Beauty bundle. I knew that the Daffidol Delight wouldn’t show up if I blended it directly onto the Melon Mambo, so I used White Craft Stampin’ Ink first and then blended the Daffodil Delight over that.

You can click here to purchase all the products used to make this card at my online store. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

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.

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Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Side Step card. I hadn’t made one of these for a wile, but I had heaps of fun revisiting this card. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code P3H64NGR at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product and an ongoing discount on all your purchases.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th July will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Masculine Cards. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Let’s Craft Together – Notes Of Nature

Thank you for joining us for this month’s Let’s Craft Together blog hop. We are a group of
multi-cultural Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators in Australia who have developed a strong friendship though our love of stamping and our admiration of each other’s style of crafting. Each month one of us sets a challenge that we use for the blog hop. This month’s challenge is Picture Inspiration and was set by Nancy Hoetker. This is our picture for inspiration.

I stepped completely out of my comfort zone for this one. I am usually quite rigid in my thinking, but this card uses leaves in non traditional colours!

All the products are from the new January – April mini catalogue which goes live from today. My tutorial group (Creativity Abounds) will be running a Stamp Camp in February with this bundle and some of the other products in the suite. If you would like to join that Stamp Camp, click here for more information.

You can click here to purchase all the products used to make this card at my online store. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

It always amazes me how we all have the same starting point, and come up with completely different projects. Hop around and see how everyone else has interpreted this challenge.

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Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Side Step card. I hadn’t made one of these for a wile, but I had heaps of fun revisiting this card. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code P3H64NGR at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product and an ongoing discount on all your purchases.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th July will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Masculine Cards. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Let’s Craft Together – Colour Challenge using Light The Sky

Thank you for joining us for this month’s Let’s Craft Together blog hop. We are a group of
multi-cultural Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators in Australia who have developed a strong friendship though our love of stamping and our admiration of each other’s style of crafting. Each month one of us sets a challenge that we use for the blog hop. This month’s challenge is a colour challenge that was set by Michele Jutrisa.

I have been having fun playing with the gorgeous fireworks in the Light The Sky bundle.

I’m not sure of these stamps were supposed to be used as 2 step stamping, or if I was just making things up as I went along, but I really liked the effect of stamping one of the fireworks over another one. I heat embossed the second one with gold on the front and used different colours for the insert.

You can click here to purchase all the products used to make this card at my online store. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

Hop around and see how everyone else has used this colour challenge

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Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Side Step card. I hadn’t made one of these for a wile, but I had heaps of fun revisiting this card. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code P3H64NGR at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product and an ongoing discount on all your purchases.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th July will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Masculine Cards. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to the August 2023 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 6 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:

We all love new stuff. I HAD to have a play with my new Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks. I managed to use five of the six colours – I couldn’t find a place for Garden Green.

I added some of the flowers to the insert to have the inside and outside matching.

The Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks are available in the upcoming September – December mini catalogue. You can order them on the 6th September.

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

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Side Step card. I hadn’t made one of these for a wile, but I had heaps of fun revisiting this card. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code P3H64NGR at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product and an ongoing discount on all your purchases.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th July will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Masculine Cards. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Let’s Craft Together Black & White Challenge – Sentimental Park

Thank you for joining us for our Let’s Craft Together blog hop. We are a quartet of
multi-cultural Stampin’ Up! demonstrators in Australia who have developed a strong friendship though our love of stamping and our admiration of each other’s style of crafting. Each month we have a challenge that we use for the blog hop. This month’s challenge is:

I found this challenge rather difficult as I wanted to add a pop of colour or some bling (metallics). After a lot of thinking, this is my card:

I find the Sentimental Park and Petal Park are completely linked together, and I can’t use one without using the other as well. I heat embossed with white embossing powder on the Basic Black card stock and stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on the white. Some stamping on the insert and my card was done!

You can click here to purchase all the products used to make this card at my online store. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

Hop around and see the black and white designs that the others have created.

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Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Side Step card. I hadn’t made one of these for a wile, but I had heaps of fun revisiting this card. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code P3H64NGR at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product and an ongoing discount on all your purchases.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th July will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Masculine Cards. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop Inked & Tiled

Welcome to the May 2023 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 6 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:

My card was inspired by one I saw on Facebook. In true Facebook fashion, when I went back to try and find it, I couldn’t find the photo again! If you recognise the card, please let me know so that I can give them credit for the inspiration.

You can click here to purchase all the products used to make this card at my online store. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

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

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Side Step card. I hadn’t made one of these for a wile, but I had heaps of fun revisiting this card. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code P3H64NGR at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product and an ongoing discount on all your purchases.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th July will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Masculine Cards. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Creativity Abounds Blog Hop – In Color Cheerful Daisies

Welcome to our 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 month’s tutorial bundle showcases the 2023-2025 In Colors. I have chosen to use the Cheerful Daisies bundle and all 5 of the new In Colors. If you love this suite and want 26 ideas to use it, you will want to join our Fresh As A Daisy Stamp Camp. You can find all the information about the Stamp Camp here.
Our blog hop each month is a project along the theme of the tutorial, but is a different design from the tutorial project. This is my alternative card:

Here is a sneak peek of all the projects in this month’s 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 see all the amazing projects that will be demonstrated at the Stamp Camp. 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:

You can click here to purchase all the products used to make this card at my online store. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

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Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Side Step card. I hadn’t made one of these for a wile, but I had heaps of fun revisiting this card. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code P3H64NGR at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product and an ongoing discount on all your purchases.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th July will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Masculine Cards. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Dainty Delight Colour Challenge

I haven’t done the Colour INKspiration challenge for a while. I decided to participate in this one. This is the picture for the challenge:

I used Polished Pink for my retiring In Color.

I used the Artisan Additions dies (which is retiring and is currently discounted to $30) for the detail in the corners with the Dainty Delight Bundle. Dainty Delight is carrying over to the new catalogue, but won’t be at the discounted bundle price, to take advantage of the reduced price, place your order for the bundle before 2nd May.
You can click here to purchase all the products used to make this card at my online store. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

I have also done the same card using a different colour combination

You can watch the replay of my Facebook live for full instructions on how I made this card

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Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Side Step card. I hadn’t made one of these for a wile, but I had heaps of fun revisiting this card. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code P3H64NGR at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product and an ongoing discount on all your purchases.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th July will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Masculine Cards. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Nature’s Harvest

Welcome to the February 2023 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 6 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 love pinks, so that was an easy combination for me to work with. I used all 6 colours, and florals, so I was inspired by the complete picture (although my flowers are different)!

I have recently found my masks, and find that I am loving using them

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

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Side Step card. I hadn’t made one of these for a wile, but I had heaps of fun revisiting this card. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code P3H64NGR at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product and an ongoing discount on all your purchases.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th July will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Masculine Cards. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Thanks A Bunch

Welcome to the January 2023 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 6 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 knew what stamp set I wanted to use, (I am currently obsessed with carrots) but I wasn’t sure how all the colours would come together. In the end I landed up using all 6 colours!

This is a VW fold card, so it opens out like this:

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

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Side Step card. I hadn’t made one of these for a wile, but I had heaps of fun revisiting this card. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code P3H64NGR at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product and an ongoing discount on all your purchases.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th July will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Masculine Cards. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month: