Blending and Embossing to Showcase Butterflies

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 made this card in my regular Facebook live on Sunday morning. If you missed it, here is the replay:

I loved the card so much that I had to try it with different stamps.

If you like this card, please vote for it by clicking the button below:

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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 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.

Black Ice Technique Using Daisy Garden – 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 a different stamping technique. 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.

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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 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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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.

Shaded Summer Embossed card

Thank you for joining us for the June Blogging Friends hop. We are still enamored with the new catalogue, so today’s hop is focusing on things that we want to share.

I have found a beautiful stamp set. I love everything about this set – the images, sentiments and the fonts that the sentiments are written in. It is a stamp set that doesn’t have any coordinating dies, and is called Shaded Summer

To do the background on the card, I stamped the image with Versamak ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. The ribbon is the White Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon that I squished onto my Flirty Flamingo ink pad to colour. The finishing touches are the Silver & Clear Epxoy Essentials. I used clear on the background and silver on the Flirty Flamingo flowers.

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 18th June 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the 2021-2023 in colours, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators using different stamp sets. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

CASEd Card Using Garden Wishes and Dragonfly Garden

We are back in hard lock down for 7 days, so I have been catching up on some stamping! This card is a combination of 2 challenges – the first is CASEing the Catty Sunday Inspiration and the other is Colour Inkspiration challenges

The theme for CASING the Catty was to use an embossing technique (heat or dry embossing). I CASEd the card on page 22 of the annual catalogue

This is the colour challenge:

Be sure to visit both of these Facebook groups to see what everyone else has contributed

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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 June 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the 2021-2023 in colours, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators using different stamp sets. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

ESAD – New Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

Thanks for joining us for another ESAD blog hop! If you are wondering what ESAD means, here is an explanation.

The theme for this hop is the 2021-2022 annual catalogue. We are all really excited when a new catalogue comes around, and there is so much new and exciting stuff that it is easy to get confused or to want EVERYTHING! (If you are one of those people, you should consider signing up as a demonstrator!). I have decided to use a stamp set that you may have overlooked called Brew Some Fun. As the name suggests, this is a fun stamp set with some lovely sentiments. My first card uses the coffee cup:

For the people who prefer tea, there is a tea cup image as well

For the focal point tea or coffee cup, I stamped the image with Memento ink onto Basic White card. I then fussy cut and coloured with my Polished Pink and Fresh Freesia blends. I took my little cup and smooshed it (technical term) onto my Versamark ink pad. I covered it with clear embossing powder and then set the powder with my heat tool. Next I added more colour and repeated the embossing. I did this three times. The final result is that the cup is quite shiny . I can’t seem to pick up the shine in the photo.

Thanks for stopping by today. Next up isDelys Cram. Let’s hop over and see what fabulous project she has created for us.

If you get lost along the way, here is the complete hop listing:

  1. Sharni Haines
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Narelle Fasulo
  4. Monique Fielder
  5. Sue Vine
  6. Tanya Rees
  7. Lou Kitzelman
  8. Melissa Gifford
  9. Teresa Leggo
  10. Tracy Held <== You are here
  11. Delys Cram
  12. Kelly Kent
  13. Rebecca Scurr
  14. Denise Buetler
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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 June 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the 2021-2023 in colours, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators using different stamp sets. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Creativity Abound Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop – 2021-2023 In Colours with Pansy Patch

Welcome to our May 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 2021-2023 In Colours. This month we are showcasing the beautiful new in colours, with each of us using our choice of stamp set. 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. For my card in the tutorial bundle, I used the Pansy Patch bundle. Here is another idea using the same stamp set and the background is done on vellum using blends and isporopyl alcohol.

You can watch the video below to learn this technique.

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:

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Blends and alcohol background

Did you manage to join me for my Facebook live on Sunday morning? If you couldn’t catch the live, I showed you how to make a stunning background using blends and Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol). As it was Anzac day, I used the poppies on my card.

This one used the dark Bermuda Bay and Dark Mango Melody blends

I used dark Cherry Cobbler and dark Mango Melody for this one

The one in the live used dark Poppy Parade and dark Mango Melody

You can watch the instruction video 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! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 19th May 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features masculine cards, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators using different stamp sets. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Heat embossing using To A Wild Rose

Thank you for visiting today as I join other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world in playing along with our friend Kylie’s International Blog Highlights to share cards that show appreciation.
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 or project.

Today I have used retiring products – To A wild Rose stamp set (which is selling at a really good price at the moment) and Rococo Rose card stock(which is no longer available). This technique will be as effective on any of the dark colour card stock.

You can see how I made this card in the video below:

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

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 21st of April 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle uses the Hydrangea Haven suite and features 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

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