Share It Sunday – Hippest Hippos

Thank you for joining us for our Sunday blog hop (of course in Australia this goes live at 1:00am 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.

Sadly Sale-A-Bration will soon be ending. Today is my sister’s birthday and she LOVES the Hippest Hippos! I had a whole pile of cards so that everyone in the family could give one to her. Here all the hippo cards that I have been working on. The first two are the same but use different paper from the Sale-A-Bration Silver and Gold DSP.

The next 2 are also the same design, but use different colours and different little shapes from the Hippo dies:

The last one uses the 2022-2022 In Color Assortment DSP and the Basic Borders Dies

my sister was really excited with all her hippo cards. If you want this stamp set and matching dies be sure to place your order by 31st August.
Hop around and see what everyone else was doing over the weekend.

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 by the end of August. 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.

Share It Sunday – Abigail Rose Suite Collection

Thank you for joining us for our Sunday blog hop (of course in Australia this goes live at 1:00am 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.

Every Sunday I do a Facebook live at 10:00. You are welcome to join me and see what I am making. You can find my Facebook page here. This week’s card was really easy, bit really elegant! This is my sample card

I used different DSP for the card in my live

You can watch the replay of my live below:

If you would like to make this card, here are the measurements

Be sure to hop all the way around and see what everyone else has been up to this week.

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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.

CASE a friend – Honeybee Home

Thank you for joining us for today’s blog hop. The theme for today is CASE (Copy And Share Everything) a friend. This means that you take inspiration from a card that someone else has made and use it as a start for your own card. You can either copy it exactly, or make small changes, but the original inspiration still shines through.

One of the amazing things about paper crafting, particularly in the virtual world that we now live in, is that you can make friends with people anywhere in the world, without having met them in person. I have a wonderful circle of friends who I have spoken to online, but never face to face and we all get along so well and we all have our crafting in common. One of these friends is Annette McMillan. I “met” Annette through a virtual event that we both participate in, and we have spent hours talking and messaging each other. I love Annette’s work and spent some time looking through her blog posts. Eventually I managed to narrow my options down to one card. This is my card:

This is Annette’s card that I CASE-d. You can see her original post here. I am going to send Annette a message to telling her to visit my blog and see if she likes my take on her card.

*I used the Honeybee Home bundle and Symbols of Fortune DSP. I coloured the Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon with my dark Calypso Coral blend. I couldn’t decide whether I liked that bow or the Pale Papaya Open Weave ribbon, so I just used both bows!
Honey Bee home is one of the products in my Bundle Bonus program. You can find more details about that here

Today you get a double whammy of inspiration with the original and the CASE-d card. Be sure to hop around and see what inspired everyone. Here is the hop listing:

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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 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 adated 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.

Wildlife Wonder Accordion Book Fold

Yesterday I presented in the March Global SU Share Fair. If you don’t know what this is, it is a bi-monthly virtual event in which 16 international demonstrators get together and we each do a Facebook live presentation using a different stamp set. Yes, you get inspiration for 16 different ideas and a huge wish list of products that you didn’t realise that you needed! It is an invitation only customer event. If you are one of my customers and are not part of the group, drop me a line and I’ll send you an invitation. Save the date: the next Share Fair is on 30th April and we will be celebrating our 2 year anniversary! This is the card I presented yesterday. Here are the photos of the inside:

The Measurements for this card are:

For a taste of what Share Fair is about, here is the replay of my presentation

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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! There is a great sign up special on until the 16th of March, you can sign up as a demonstrator for $169 and choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! During Sale-A-Bration, you will also receive 2 stamp sets free! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 17th March 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Fun Fold 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. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Wildlife Wonder Birthday Wolf

Sometimes it is difficult to make masculine cards. Wildlife Wonder stamp set in the January – June 2022 mini catalogue has beautiful animals that make it easy to create those masculine cards. Combine them with some trees from Beauty Of Friendship, and you have a makings of a forest scene complete with animals.

I made this card during my Facebook live last Sunday. If you missed the live you can watch the replay 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! There is a great sign up special on until the 16th of March, you can sign up as a demonstrator for $169 and choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! During Sale-A-Bration, you will also receive 2 stamp sets free! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 17th March 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Fun Fold 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. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Hats Off for Simple Sketchin’ Saturday

Welcome to anther Simply Sketchin’ challenge
Every Saturday a new sketch is uploaded. You can then play along for the week and submit your interpretation of the sketch. You can see the group here.
This is the sketch for this week:

This is my interpretation of the sketch:

I have a young friend who has a birthday coming up next month, so this card will be on its way to him!

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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! There is a great sign up special on until the 16th of March, you can sign up as a demonstrator for $169 and choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! During Sale-A-Bration, you will also receive 2 stamp sets free! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 17th March 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Fun Fold 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. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Friendly Hello One Sheet Wonder VLOG Hop

Welcome back to our GLOBAL SU VLOG HOP, which we now plan to bring to you regularly on the last 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 their interpretation of a One Sheet Wonder. Make sure to hop round and visit all the participants, and diarise the end of February to check back.

Here are the cutting instructions for a 15.2 x 15.2cm (6″ x 6″) piece of Designer Series Paper

I used the Friendly Hello stamp and DSP which is available now as a Sale-A-Bration level 2 reward.

Watch my video for the instructions on cutting the DSP and assembling the cards.

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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! There is a great sign up special on until the end of November, you can sign up as a demonstrator for $169 and choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! During Sale-A-Bration, you will also receive 2 stamp sets free! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th February 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the Artfully Composed Suite from the January – June mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Sale-A-Brating Birthdays

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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”. If you are in the South Pacific, you will be aware that we still don’t have all of the Sale-A-Bration items available. We don’t know the timing, but they will be arriving on our shores eventually. If you can’t get the products for all the projects that you see in the hop, don’t despair, add them to your wish list and keep an eye out. I’ll let you know as soon as I hear about availability. My card uses the super cute Awesome Otters and Simply Marbleous DSP which is available in Australia!

I stamped and coloured the otters and the hats and then fussy cut them and stuck the onto the circles. I have another otter swimming around on the inside of the card

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

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If you get lost along the way, here is the complete hop list:
Shirley Merker
Sandra Roberts
Sue Boerner
Tracy Held <== YOU ARE HERE
Annette McMillan
Julia Quinn
Maureen Rauchfuss
Mickey Moore
Joy Nelson
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannahs
Sandy Ward 

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If you would like to join us for the Artfully Composed 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! There is a great sign up special on until the end of November, you can sign up as a demonstrator for $169 and choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! During Sale-A-Bration, you will also receive 2 stamp sets free! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th February 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of projects using the Artfully Composed suite from the January – June mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas to help you get started on making your fabulous cards using this suite. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

CASE-d Card using Blessing Of Home

I am playing along with this weeks CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Challenge again. This week’s challenge is to CASE a card in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. I have chosen the card on page 13. This is a photo of the card in the catalogue, and my version of it

I used the Blessings Of Home stamp set with Heart & Home DSP. I stamped the image in light Smokey Slate and outlined it with Blends.

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If you would like to join us for the Artfully Composed 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! There is a great sign up special on until the end of November, you can sign up as a demonstrator for $130 (usually $169) and choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! During Sale-A-Bration, you will also receive 2 stamp sets free! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 19th January 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of birthday ideas using products from the annual and August – December mini catalogue, and contains 14 different (and stunning) designs by 14 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas to help you get started on making your birthday cards for the coming year. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Nothings Better Than Cocktails

I posted a New Year’s card on the 30th December, (if you missed the post you can see it here), and I had a few people asking me how I had coloured the cocktails. It was really easy, I just used my sponge daubers to apply 2 different colours to my stamps!

I did a Facebook live to show how I did this. You can see the replay of the live below. You are welcome to visit my Facebook page and browse my other projects.

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If you would like to join us for the Artfully Composed 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! There is a great sign up special on until the end of November, you can sign up as a demonstrator for $130 (usually $169) and choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! During Sale-A-Bration, you will also receive 2 stamp sets free! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 19th January 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of birthday ideas using products from the annual and August – December mini catalogue, and contains 14 different (and stunning) designs by 14 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas to help you get started on making your birthday cards for the coming year. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.