Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to the September 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 5 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:

If you subscribe to my blog, it probably feels like all you have had is blog notifications as this is the third blog hop that has happened today. While this does sometimes happen, it is unusual that I use the same stamp set 3 times in one day. I was planning on using the Cup Of Tea stamp set, but when I was making my card Kindest Gnomes wouldn’t leave me alone! I eventually gave in and combines the two

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.

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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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 20th October 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme of this month’s tutorial bundle is “Anything Christmas”. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle

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

September Thank You Cards – Nature’s Harvest

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 during September, I will send you one of these cards as a thank you as well as a copy of the latest Creativity Abounds tutorial bundle. As a bonus this month, I also have a tutorial that shows you the twisted technique with a selection of different cards that have been made using it.

I have used the beautiful Nature’s Harvest bundle combined with Texture Chic DSP.

I hope that my cards have inspired you. 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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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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 22nd September 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme of this month’s tutorial bundle is “Anything But Christmas”. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle

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

Tea Boutique Quadrangle Cut Card

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.

This is a great way to use your 6×6 inch DSP. You get 2 cards out of one sheet and have very little wastage. You can watch the replay of my Facebook live below for instructions of how to make these cards.

Below are the measurements to make these cards

If you like this card, please vote for me by clicking on the button 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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 15th September 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme of this month’s tutorial bundle is “Anything But Christmas”. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle

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

August Thank You Cards – Wonderful World

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 during August, I will send you one of these cards as a thank you as well as a copy of the latest Creativity Abounds tutorial bundle.

Once again I used the Wonderful World DSP. This paper makes it so easy to make beautiful cards, and is only available until the end of August. You can redeem it as a level 2
Sale-A-Bration reward. Add the Go To Greetings stamp set and the Split Card Textures dies and your cards are made!

I hope that my cards have inspired you. 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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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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! As a Sale-A-Bration special you will receive a gorgeous planner and stamp set if you sign up during July and August. Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 20th July 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s tutorial bundle showcases the Hues Of Happiness suite. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle

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

Bottled happiness Vase Of Flowers

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 finally pulled out my Vintage Bottle Shaker Domes and Effervescent Elements and I LOVE the final result.

You can watch the replay of my Facebook live to see how I made this card below

These are the measurements to make this card

If you like this card, please vote for me by clicking on the button 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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! As a Sale-A-Bration special you will receive a gorgeous planner and stamp set if you sign up during July and August. Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 20th July 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s tutorial bundle showcases the Hues Of Happiness suite. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle

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

July Thank You Card – Wonderful World

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 during July, I will send you one of these cards as a thank you as well as a copy of the latest Creativity Abounds tutorial bundle.

I used the DSP from the Sale-A-Bration Wonderful World bundle. This is a level 2 reward. You will want to add it to your wish list as the stamp and the DSP are both beautiful! I punched the flower images from the DSP using the rectangular postage stamp punch. To get my flower inside the card, I applied my markers to the stamp.

I hope that my card has inspired you. 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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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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 20th July 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s tutorial bundle showcases masculine cards and uses a variety of stamp sets. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in this month

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

June Thank You Cards – Sending Smiles

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 during June, I will send you one of these cards as a thank you as well as a copy of the latest Creativity Abounds tutorial bundle.

I showed how to make this card for my Facebook live on Sunday. I love this technique, and with the Sending Smiles bundle you can customise the card for whatever occasion you want.

Here are the measurements that you will need if you want to make this card

I hope that my card has inspired you. 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.

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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th June 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s tutorial bundle showcases the 2022-2024 In Colors and uses a variety of stamp sets. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the month’s bundle:

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

Combining Hues Of happiness with True Beauty

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 love the background die cut from the Blossoming Happiness dies and it works so well with the flower from True Beauty bundle. Below is the replay of my Facebook live showing how I made this card.

If you like this card, please vote for me by clicking on the button 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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th June 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s tutorial bundle showcases the 2022-2024 In Colors and uses a variety of stamp sets. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the month’s bundle:

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

May Thank You Cards – Sentimental Swirls

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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 during May, I will send you one of these cards as a thank you as well as a copy of the latest Creativity Abounds tutorial bundle.

Did you realise that the the elements in Sentimental Swirls coordinate with Flowers Of Friendship stamp and the Flowers and leaves punch?

I hope that my card has inspired you. 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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Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack
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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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 19th May 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This tutorial bundle uses the Symbols of Fortune suite from the January – June 2022 mini catalogue. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the month’s bundle:

The directions to make this card are included in the bundle

S6ymbols Of Fortune

April Thank You Cards – Hand Penned

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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 during April, I will send you one of these cards as a thank you as well as a copy of the latest Creativity Abounds tutorial bundle.

I stamped my images with the additional rectangle on top of the card front and then coloured in the flowers on the rectangle. Then I ran the rectangle through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine with the Bark 3D embossing folder.

I hope that my card has inspired you. 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.

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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 20th April 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Spring themed cards using products from the 2021-2022 annual and the January – June mini catalogues, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. These cards can easily be adapted to make a Mother’s Day card (and possibly get you into the position of favourite child!) Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.