Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Happiness Abounds

Welcome to the November 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 didn’t manage to incorporate Pumpkin Pie into my card, but I got all the others

This was one of those cards that used lots of different products: Happiness Abounds bundle, Basic Borders dies and Eden dies. The ribbon is the White Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon that I smooshed into my Evening Evergreen ink pad. I repeated the edging on the insert

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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Eden Dies
[157831]
$61.00

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! It costs $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 15thDecember 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme of this month’s tutorial bundle features Gift Packaging 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

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.

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Bottled Happiness

Welcome to the July 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:

Sometimes when I look at a colour challenge an idea just pops into my head. other times I write the colours down on my grid paper and look at them while I am stamping until I get an idea of how to use them. This was one of the times where I had the list written down and suddenly the colours said “wild flowers”

To get the different colours on the single stamp, I applied my Stampin’ Write Markers directly onto the stamp.

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! 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.

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Kindest Gnomes

Welcome to the June 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:

Again, I used the colours for my card. (I did deviate ever so slightly in the colours – his nose is Petal Pink and the leaves on the flowers are Mossy Meadow.)

There are lots of sneak peeks in this card – the gnome and toadstool are from the Kindest Gnomes bundle. This is in an adorable suite in the July – December mini catalogue. The big flower on the side is fussy cut from the Wonderful World DSP. This is a level 2
Sale-A-Bration and comes together with the Wonderful World stamp set which I used to stamp the flower inside the card. The birds and stamped grass are from the On The Horizon stamp set which is retiring at the end of June. I water coloured the toadstool with my inks and water painters.The finishing touch is the doorknob which is a Brushed Metallic Dot

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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Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad
[126974]
$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 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’s bundle:

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

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Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Butterfly Brilliance

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Welcome to the May 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:

I chose to use the colours, and this is my card:

I used the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set heat embossed the butterflies with black embossing powder. I used a spare piece of paper to cut out the butterflies with the
Brilliant Wings dies, and then used it as a mask. I paced it over my embossed image, and using my blending brushes applied the different colour inks.

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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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 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! Up until the end of May there is an additional sign up bonus: In addition to the starter kit you’ll also receive FREE 2022–2024 In Color products, including In Color Grid Paper, In Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color A4 Card stock, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. That’s an additional $116.50 value of products just for joining the team! If you have been thinking of joining up, this is a fantastic opportunity. 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 Colours 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.

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Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Beauty Of The Earth

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Welcome to the March 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:

I usually work with the colours, but this time I have used the picture inspiration too.

I used my Blending Brushes to apply Blushing Bride, Polished Pink and Merry Merlot ink to Basic White card stock. I then cut out 2 tree tops using the Beautiful Trees dies. The background is embossed with the Bark 3D embossing folder. I used the scraps of the blended paper to cut out some little birds for the inside of the card.

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 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.

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – In The Moment

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Welcome to the February 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

I have again used the colours to make my card

I can’t seem to get away from reverse stamping lately. If you don’t know how to do this you can watch my video here. It does use a different stamp set, but will show you the technique. I used the Sale-A-Bration Sunshine & Rainbows and Simply Marbleous DSP to paper piece the dresses and hats.

I did the background by cutting some clouds using the Basic Borders dies and used that as a stencil and used my blending brush with Night Of Navy ink over the die cut

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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Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack
[147272]
$15.50
Heat Tool
[129056]
$50.00
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! 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.

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Hello Lady Bug

Welcome to the January 2022 Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You may be starting at my blog or landed here from another one. This year we are changing the hop slightly. Each month there will be 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

I used the colours for my card

I only recently bought the Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder and I can’t stop using it. I don’t know why I waited so long to get it. I inked the inside of the embossing folder with Evening Evergreen ink and then ran it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Both sides of the paper come up beautifully when the embossing folder is inked.

I am sure that we are all turning our thoughts to Valentine’s Day. I hope that my card inspires you to play with the Hello Lady Bug stamp set. 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 project

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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 $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 16th February 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of ideas using products from 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.

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – In The Moment with Simply Marbleous DSP

Welcome to the December 2021 Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You may be starting at my blog or landed here from another one.
Our theme this month is “My Favourite Stampin’ Up! product”. I find it very difficult to narrow it down to my favourite product. I think it depends on my mood, the day and what type pf project I am working on.
At the moment, I am loving new stuff. Today my cards will be giving you a sneak peek of a new stamp set, a new Sale-A-Bration offering and some new embellishments – they come together to make my favourite (for the moment) cards!

In The Moment stamp set has 3 different images – the one I have used for my cards, a lady looking out of the window holding a coffee cup and the third one is a lady relaxing on a bed with her dog reading a book. The sentiments offer words of encouragement. This is a lovely stamp set to send a card to a friend.

The DSP is called Simply Marbleous, and you will definitely want to chose that as a
Sale-A-Bration reward. The pack has pink, blue, green, yellow, purple and green sheets in it. One side has a soft marble look and the other is a darker shade with lots of swirls.

Stamp the lady into your circle. Stamp another one onto a post it note and cut it out. Cover the image on the circle with the post it note and colour over ith with Balmy Blue and a blending brush. Stamp the image onto your DSP and cut out the dress. Be sure to cut the bottom of the dress longer so that it will come down to the bottom of the circle. I used the grey and yellow DSP for the hats, but you could use the same colour as the dress. Stick the DSP onto your image on the circle and colour the rest of it with your Stampin’ blends,

For this card I cut two strips at 1.0cm (3/8″) and one strip 1.5cm (3/4″).

For the second card i decided to layer the design onto a Blushing Bride card base. I cut my DSP 9.5cm x 9.5cm (3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″) and then cut it from corner to corner to make 2 triangles. The finishing bling is the Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Gems.

I hope that you are having some down time from work, and looking through your new catalogues and writing up your wish list. 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.

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! 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.

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Pansy Petals Drapery Fold

Welcome to the November 2021 Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You may be starting at my blog or landed here from another one.
Our theme this month is “Use Your Stash!”. Like a lot of us, I tend to hoard my DSP. Logically I know that this is a silly thing to do. Using DSP is an easy way to make beautiful cards, but you look at a sheet of paper and think “that is too pretty to cut into”. The a new catalogue comes along and there is new pretty DSP to add to the stash, and so it grows!

This is a drapery fold using the Pansy Petals DSP. I have cut into it to make it look like a curtain that has been tied back. For the fold, you need a piece of DSP that is
14.5cm x 14.5cm (5 1/4″ x 5 1/2″). Score at 2.5cm , 4.0cm, 6.5cm, 8.0cm, 10.5cm, 12.0cm
(1″, 1 1/2″, 2 1/2″, 3″, 4″, 4 1/2″). Place the bottom right corner of the DSP on the edge of your paper trimmer and the bottom left corner on the cutting track and cut along the diagonal.
Accordion pleat along the score lines. Give it a good press with your bone folder. Cut a slit up to the edge of the first pleat. Fold the paper back along the cut up to the top and bottom corner. Tie a ribbon here so that it looks like it is holding your curtain back. Attach to your card with tear ‘n tape.

An additional feature of the DSP is that it coordinates with the Pansy dies. You can use the dies to cut the pansies and leaves out of the DSP.

I hope my card has inspired you to get stuck in and use up your stash! 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.

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Pansy Dies
[155680]
$56.00

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! 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! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 15th December 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of gift packaging 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 for wrapping your Christmas (or any) gifts. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.