Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Pick a Season

Welcome to the September Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You may be starting at my blog or landed here from another one.
Out theme this month is “Pick A Season!”. Seasonal cards are always interesting. being in the southern hemisphere, our seasons are always the opposite to our friends in the northern hemisphere. The weather in Melbourne is “special”! We can have all 4 seasons in 10 minutes. We are supposed to be in Spring, but someone forget to tell the person who controls the weather, and our weather is still stuck in winter! Being the eternal optimist, I have chosen summer as my season.

This looks like the old favourite triple stamping, but it is actually stamped flat and then cut and layered. The layers are stepped which gives added depth to the card

The delicate dahlia stamp set will only be available until the end of September. If you want it (you will be sorry if you don’t have it in your collection) be sure to place your order and redeem it as your Sale-A-Bration reward.

If you would like to see how I made this card, join me at 10:00 on Sunday morning (26th September) on my Facebook page . If this time doesn’t suit you, you can always watch the replay afterwards.

I hope my card has inspired you to try some “summer stamping”. 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 19th October 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of Christmas projects from the Whimsy & Wonder Suite in the August – December mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Shaded Summer Slide & Lock Card

Did you manage to join me for my Facebook live on Sunday morning? One of my friends challenged me to make a slide and lock card. I took up the challenge!! I used the
Sale-A-Bration Beautifully penned DSP. This is only available until 30 September, so be sure to place your order and redeem it as your free item if you still want some of this beautiful paper

For instructions about how to make this card, watch the replay of the live

There are lots of tips in this video of using the marker to stamp technique and how to get squares out of your rectangle dies. I usually do a live at 10:00am on a Sunday morning, so if you have the time please join me.

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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 19th October 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of Christmas projects from the Whimsy & Wonder Suite in the August – December mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Gold Embossed Delicate Dahlias – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop

Welcome to our Tech 4 Stampers blog hop. I am part of an amazing group of demonstrators from around the world who are part of a Tech Academy run by the amazing Louise Sims. Her Website School and Tech Academy helps Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators navigate their way around the world of websites and social media. Now many of us have our websites up and running, a blog hop seemed the next logical step. The theme for today’s hop is
Sale-A-Bration.

It has been such a treat having 2 rounds of Sale-A-Bration this year! One of my favourite offerings is the Delicate dahlias stamp set. It seems that whenever I sit down to make a card, it jumps into my hands and there is a new idea that I need to try!

I started with a piece of Simply Elegant DSP and using one of my blending brushes I coloured it with Rich Razzleberry ink. I heat embossed the dahlia and the leaves onto Rich Razzleberry card stock using gold embossing powder. I had to fussy cut the embossed images (not my favourite, but sometimes it is so worth the effort!). Don;t you love the sentiment? This is from the Sale-A-Bration host set – In Your Words. Remember that time is running out on this round of Sale-A-Bration. After the 30th September, these products will no longer be available. Be sure to get your order in so that you don’t miss out!

If you would like any information on how I made this card or how you can get your hands on the products, please feel free to give me a shout. Be sure to complete the hop and see what “fantabulistic” projects everyone else has created

Here is the blog hop line up:

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Heat Tool
[129056]
$50.00
Paper Snips
[103579]
$17.00

White Washed Delicate Dahlias

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 once again used the Delicate Dahlias stamp set. This is a level 2 Sale-A-Bration reward item, and it is my go to stamp at the moment. It is only available until the end of September while stocks last, so if you want it be sure to get your order in soon.

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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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 15th September 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of non-Christmas projects from the August – December 2021 mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Counting Sheep Fun Fold Card

Did you mange to catch my Facebook live yesterday morning? If you didn’t, here is the card that I made. It is a super cute card using the Counting Sheep stamp set and coordinating Sheep dies. These are only available until the end of September while stocks last. You can’t buy them, but can redeem them as a Sale-A-Bration item with an order of $180.00. If you want these get them while they are still in stock. You can shop at my online store now to get your set.

Here is the replay of the live.

I do a live most Sunday mornings at 10:00. You are welcome to join me for these crafting catch ups. Click here to view my Facebook page

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 September 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of non-Christmas projects from the August – December 2021 mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 13 in Any orders placed by the 15th September 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of non-Christmas projects from the August – December 2021 mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Thinking of Halloween

Thank you for joining us for the September Blogging Friends hop. The theme for this hop is “All Hallows Eve”. Halloween is a difficult theme for me. I am probably the Halloween Grinch in Australia! My (boring) day job is a tax consultant, and 31st October is the last day of tax season. Either I get home when it is dark and everything is over, or if I do get home early, I am so exhausted that I sneak into the house, turn off the front lights and pretend I am not at home! Given all of this, I had to be a bit creative when I was making this card:

I don’t have any Halloween stamps, so I went scratching through my supplies. The trees are from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set, the clouds and fence were cut out using the sheep dies (Sale-A-Bration item available now), the cats were punched out with the cat punch (I sponged the edges of the cats with some Whisper White Craft Ink on a Sponge Dauber to make them a bit more visible against the fence) and the sentiment is from the Days To Remember stamp set. The slightly red moon came from the Glitter Ombre Specialty Paper and the glowing red eyes are the Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Now would be a good time to start making a stack of these cards to hand out around the neighbourhood so that everyone has their treats waiting for when the Spooks, Specters and Goblins come calling!!

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

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Cat Punch
[144666]
$31.00
Sheep Dies
[156600]
$0.00

If you would like to join us on the 25th September for a Whimsy and Wonder 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! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 15th September 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of non-Christmas projects from the August – December 2021 mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Colour Inspiration #106 with Delicate Dahlias

Welcome to Colour INKspriation #106. 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. Below is the picture for this challenge:

For this card I used one of the level 2 Sale-A-Bration rewards: Delicate Dahlias. This is a Distinktive stamp set. This means that one stamp will give you the light and dark shading in your image. You can only stamp beautiful flowers with this set! I used the Pretty flowers embossing folder for the background, and the Pool Party flowers were cut out using the Penned Flowers dies. I coloured the rhinestones in the centre of the flowers using the dark Night of Navy Blend. The sentiment is from the Many Happenings stamp set and cut out with the Messages die.

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Messages Die
[154422]
$59.00

If you would like to join us on the 25th September for a Whimsy and Wonder 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! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 15th September 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of non-Christmas projects from the August – December 2021 mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Friendly Sheep with video

Thanks for stopping by my blog toady. As I promised on Thursday, here is the video instruction to make this cute card

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Sheep Dies
[156600]
$0.00
Stamparatus
[148187]
$85.00

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 September 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you.
This month’s bundle features ta variety of non-Christmas projects from the August – December 2021 mini catalogue, 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 – Clean & Simple

Welcome to the August Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You may be starting at my blog or landed here from another one.
Out theme this month is “Clean & Simple!”. It is quite bizarre how making a simple card is sometimes the hardest thing to do! Fortunately the new Sale-A-Bration Delicate Dahlias stamp set makes beautiful cards without needing any extra effort!

If you would like to see how I made this card, join me at 10:00 on Sunday morning (29th August) on my Facebook page . If this time doesn’t suit you, you can always watch the replay afterwards.

I hope my card has inspired inspired you to try some simple stamping. 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
Genial Gems
[155500]
$14.00

If you would like to join us on the 25th September for a Whimsy and Wonder 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! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 15th September 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of non-Christmas projects from the August – December 2021 mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop – Friendly Sheep

Thank you for joining us for the August 2021 Stampin’ Creative blog hop. The theme for this month is “Friendship”. We all love this theme, and there is so much that you can do with it. I am still obsessed with the Counting Sheep stamp set and Sheep dies (only available during Sale-A-Bration), so my card is a bit sheepish!

When I started thinking about my card for this post, I know that I wanted to have the sheep looking at each other. I was struggling with what to do with (how to decorate) the heart, and then my mum said that she needed an 80th birthday card. Light bulb moment!! You can use this card for any birthday, just change the numbers!

If you want to know how to get the sheep looking at each other (mirror image) stop by tomorrow and I will post a video showing how I did this.

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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Sheep Dies
[156600]
$0.00
Stamparatus
[148187]
$85.00