Share It Sunday Blog Hop – Playing In The Rain Valentine’s Day Card

Thank you for joining us for our Sunday blog hop (of course in Australia this goes live at 3:00am 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.

Some cards are super fun to make, and this is one of them. I couldn’t stop laughing while I was working on this.

This is one of those cards that combines a few different bundles and stamp sets. 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. The carrot stamp set is a level 1 Sale-A-Bration reward, so don’t forget to redeem it at the checkout.

Below is the replay of my Facebook live from Sunday morning

Hop around and see what everyone else was doing over the weekend.

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code on the side of this post.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! There is currently three fantastic Sale-A-Bration joining offers to choose from:
1. You pay $210.00 and you get $315.00 worth of products of your choice plus a limited edition Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine valued at $110.00.
2. You pay $210.00 and you get $315.00 worth of products of your choice plus an original white Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine valued at $110.00.
3. You pay $169 and get $315.00 worth of products of your choice.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th February 2023 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme of this month’s tutorial bundle features Fun Fold card ideas. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle.

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

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 on the side of this post.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! There is currently three fantastic Sale-A-Bration joining offers to choose from:
1. You pay $210.00 and you get $315.00 worth of products of your choice plus a limited edition Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine valued at $110.00.
2. You pay $210.00 and you get $315.00 worth of products of your choice plus an original white Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine valued at $110.00.
3. You pay $169 and get $315.00 worth of products of your choice.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th February 2023 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme of this month’s tutorial bundle features Fun Fold card ideas. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Paper crafting Blog Hop – Beautifully Happy

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, or as I like to call it – The Happiest Time Of The Year!

I have used all sale-A-Bration products in this card. The DSP is Dainty Delight which is a mega DSP pack – it has 48 sheets in the pack, 4 sheets of 12 double sided designs. The stamp set is Beautifully Happy. This is a two step stamping set which suits me perfectly as it saves me from colouring the flowers!

Be sure to hop all the way around and see how the others have used their Sale-A-Bration freebies. Please leave comments for us – we love getting feedback about our work!

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code on the side of this post.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! There is currently three fantastic Sale-A-Bration joining offers to choose from:
1. You pay $210.00 and you get $315.00 worth of products of your choice plus a limited edition Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine valued at $110.00.
2. You pay $210.00 and you get $315.00 worth of products of your choice plus an original white Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine valued at $110.00.
3. You pay $169 and get $315.00 worth of products of your choice.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th February 2023 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme of this month’s tutorial bundle features Fun Fold card ideas. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Creativity Abounds Blog Hop – Fragrant Flowers

Welcome to our January 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 show cases fun fold cards. These are the cards have the WOW factor, but are sometimes quite easy to make even though they look complicated. We have 13 ideas for this occasion. Our blog hop each month is a project along the theme of the tutorial, but is a different design from the tutorial project.

I demonstrated this card at a virtual event last weekend using a different sheet of the Favored Flowers DSP.

Below is the replay of my Facebook live. Apologies in advance for the poor quality of the video. Facebook has decided that it will only allow me to download my videos in low quality. I have a fix foe next time, but unfortunately I didn’t know this until I downloaded the presentation!

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.

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

Meet the design team:

Valentine’s Blog Hop – Love For You

Today one of those days when the stars align and the result is that I have 3 blog hops going live on the same day! Fortunately, there are a few hours between all the go live times. If you subscribe to my blog, you are getting another 2 notifications from me. If you don’t subscribe and would like to see everything that I am up to, Please hit the subscribe button!
This hop is looking forward to Valentine’s day. I have used non-traditional colours to make my card

If you would like to purchase the products to make this card, click here. This link will take you to the project at my online store that has a list to all the products to make this card so that you can add them to your shopping cart. If you already have some of them, you can just remove them from the cart. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

Hop around and see what other Valentine’s day inspiration has been created for us.

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code on the side of this post.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! There is currently three fantastic Sale-A-Bration joining offers to choose from:
1. You pay $210.00 and you get $315.00 worth of products of your choice plus a limited edition Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine valued at $110.00.
2. You pay $210.00 and you get $315.00 worth of products of your choice plus an original white Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine valued at $110.00.
3. You pay $169 and get $315.00 worth of products of your choice.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th February 2023 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme of this month’s tutorial bundle features Fun Fold card ideas. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Let’s Craft Together Blog Hop – Rain Or Shine

Thank you for joining us for our inaugural 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.

Today’s hop is a colour challenge. Here is the inspiration:

I managed to use all the colours in my card. If you are wondering where I found all these cute characters – they are in the Playing In The Rain bundle which is in the new January – April 2023 mini catalogue and is available to order from tomorrow.

To get the effect of the sky, I inked up the Raindrops embossing folder with Tahitian Tide ink and ran it through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. I water coloured all the critters and Wink Of Stella added shine to the umbrella and clouds.

If you LOVE the cuteness of this bundle, and want more ideas to use it, be sure to check back tomorrow. I will post details of our Stamp Camp which is going to be on the 4th of March and will use this suite.

If you would like to purchase the products to make this card, click here. This link will take you to the project at my online store that has a list to all the products to make this card so that you can add them to your shopping cart. If you already have some of them, you can just remove them from the cart. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

Below is the link list so that you can see what the other ladies have done with these colours

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 on the side of this post.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! There is currently three fantastic Sale-A-Bration joining offers to choose from:
1. You pay $210.00 and you get $315.00 worth of products of your choice plus a limited edition Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine valued at $110.00.
2. You pay $210.00 and you get $315.00 worth of products of your choice plus an original white Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine valued at $110.00.
3. You pay $169 and get $315.00 worth of products of your choice.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th February 2023 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme of this month’s tutorial bundle features Fun Fold card ideas. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Technique Tuesday Blog Hop – Fragrant Flowers

Thank you for joining us for our Technique Tuesday blog hop. The technique that we are sharing this month is embossing. Heath embossing is one of my favourite techniques. It doesn’t matter how many time I have seen it, I still enjoy seeing the embossing powder melt! For me, heat embossing is an easy way to add some WOW! to a card.

Most of the products in this card are from the new January – April 2023 mini catalogue. You will be able to order them from tomorrow. These are some items that you may want to add to your wish list.
The flowers are stamped (embossed) and die cut using the Fragrant Flowers bundle. The DSP is the Dry Brushed Metallic Specialty DSP from the Delicate Desert suite. The sentiment is from the Artistically Inked stamp set and is embossed onto vellum.

A strip if DSP on the insert gives the finishing touch.

Below is the complete link list. Be sure to visit all the blogs to see what everyone has done with embossing

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 on the side of this post.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! There is currently three fantastic Sale-A-Bration joining offers to choose from:
1. You pay $210.00 and you get $315.00 worth of products of your choice plus a limited edition Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine valued at $110.00.
2. You pay $210.00 and you get $315.00 worth of products of your choice plus an original white Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine valued at $110.00.
3. You pay $169 and get $315.00 worth of products of your choice.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th February 2023 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme of this month’s tutorial bundle features Fun Fold card ideas. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for this month’s blog hop. This month we are giving you a preview of the items that are available for Sale-A-Bration. I feel a bit mean doing this as we are showing you fun stuff that you can’t order yet! However, Sale-A-Bration starts on the 5th January, so it isn’t too long to wait. As you go through this hop, you can start drawing up your wish list! I am using two Sale-A-Bration items in my card – In The Country and Sending Support stamp sets

The other detail on the card comes from the Ringed With Nature bundle. this gorgeous bundle is carrying over from the July – December 2022 mini catalogue, but will no longer be available at the discounted bundle price. If this is on your wish list, be sure to order it by the 4th January.

Hop around and see what has inspired the other ladies in the Sale-A-Bration offerings. Below is the link list:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code on the side of this post.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! There is currently three fantastic Sale-A-Bration joining offers to choose from:
1. You pay $210.00 and you get $315.00 worth of products of your choice plus a limited edition Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine valued at $110.00.
2. You pay $210.00 and you get $315.00 worth of products of your choice plus an original white Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine valued at $110.00.
3. You pay $169 and get $315.00 worth of products of your choice.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th February 2023 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme of this month’s tutorial bundle features Fun Fold card ideas. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Oceanfront

Welcome to the December 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 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 used both the picture and the colours for my card, although I didn’t use all the colours

Is there something that you don’t recognise in this card? I have a sneak peek on one of the dies that is coming in the new mini catalogue. It looks like a gate or fence in this card, but it can also be used as a bridge and is from the Playing In The Rain dies which is from the Rain Or Shine suite

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
Chic Dies
[158815]
$65.00
Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pad
Pacific Point Classic Stampin’ Pad
[126951]
$11.50

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 on the side of this post.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! There is currently three fantastic Sale-A-Bration joining offers to choose from:
1. You pay $210.00 and you get $315.00 worth of products of your choice plus a limited edition Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine valued at $110.00.
2. You pay $210.00 and you get $315.00 worth of products of your choice plus an original white Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine valued at $110.00.
3. You pay $169 and get $315.00 worth of products of your choice.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th February 2023 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme of this month’s tutorial bundle features Fun Fold card ideas. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Elephant Parade

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 Winter Holidays. As it is so close to Christmas, I decided that I would focus my thoughts a bit further and do a new year card. However, I couldn’t find a happy new year greeting, so I had to think out of the box! This is what I came up with:

I used the Elephant Parade bundle and Days To Remember stamp set Once I had made this card, I did find a happy new year stamp – it is in the Brightest Glow stamp set. In my defense, I didn’t have this stamp set when I was making my card!

Below is a video that I did last year. It isn’t this card, but does show you how to position the days to get the month that you want aligned.

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

If you get lost along the way, here is the full hop list:
Shirley Merker
Sue Boerner
Annette McMillan
Julia Quinn
Tracy Held <== YOU ARE HERE
Julia Mazur
Terri Stewart
Traci Gardner

Product List

You can purchase all the products to make this card at my online store by clicking here. This link will add everything to your cart. If you already own some of them, you can easily remove them.

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 on the side of this post.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! There is currently three fantastic Sale-A-Bration joining offers to choose from:
1. You pay $210.00 and you get $315.00 worth of products of your choice plus a limited edition Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine valued at $110.00.
2. You pay $210.00 and you get $315.00 worth of products of your choice plus an original white Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine valued at $110.00.
3. You pay $169 and get $315.00 worth of products of your choice.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th February 2023 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme of this month’s tutorial bundle features Fun Fold card ideas. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle.

This is the project that I contributed this month: