Poinsettia Petals white on White Thank You

Thank you for visiting today as I join 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.

For this card i used the Plush Poinsettia specialty paper, and the Poinsettia Petals bundle

If you like this card, please vote for me by clicking on the button below. Keep spreading happiness by sending cards to anyone who touches your life. A handmade card in the post box brings joy to the worst day

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If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, I would love to help you with your stamping needs.

World Card Making Day Virtual Gathering

Join me for a virtual gathering on World card making Day.

Your gathering includes all the items detailed above and we can spend some virtual time crafting together.

Please Note: you will need to use your own stamps, inks,and adhesives to finish the kits. Everything else is included. Plus you will get an awesome gift of additional crafting supplies and a thank you card from me in your box.

After the retreat is over, a PDF tutorial of all the projects will be emailed to you so you will have all the dimensions and supplies used to recreate the projects in your stamp space.

Please click the Contact button above and request to join the virtual gathering.
I’ll send an invoice promptly according to your attendee status: $50 Online gathering only. If you place an order of $50 or more order prior to registering using host code AMD2WQ9F the fee will be reduced to $45. Please be sure to sign up for the event by the 22nd September to allow time for me to order your kit and get it out to you

This event is happening in the afternoon. I am hosting another event in the morning. (It is the official day to make cards after all….). Sign up for both events for the discounted price of $82.

Click on the picture below for more details about the morning retreat

Blossoms in Bloom with Artistry Blooms DSP – VLOG Hop

I am very excited about today’s post! You might know that I set up my YouTube Channel a couple of weeks ago and today I am participating in my First VLOG hop!

This is the card that I am going to be demonstrating. Please hop over to my video to see how easy it is to make. I will be doing more videos and uploading them over the next few weeks, so please subscribe to my channel to be kept up to date when new videos are uploaded

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Heat Tool
[129056]
$50.00

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Tasteful Textures

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 “Happy Birthday”. You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. I always love seeing what she has created to share with us!

I used a whole mixture if different stamp sets and accessories for this card. Most of these products are not together in the catalogue, but they all came to mind in my creative process. The flowers are from the Tasteful Textures stamp set, the greeting is from the Happiest of Birthdays set (appropriate for the theme), the embossing folder is Greenery which is part of the Forever Greenery suite.

The DSP is the In Good Taste which is part of the In Good Taste suite. When you first look at this DSP it is good for masculine cards. It is all wood and brick textures. By usine the ones that has some pink in them ans using small pieces, it manages to come out soft and feminine.

These are the supplies I used in my card

Click on the button below to hop over to Sue’s blog to see what she has created for us

Thanks for hopping with us. If you get lost along the way here is the complete list of hop stops.

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <== You are here
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Darla Roberts
Carol Payne
Sandra Roberts
Krissi Hannahs
Sandy Ward
Sue McDonald
Maureen Rauchfuss
Annette McMillan
Cindi Pratt
Melissa Faust
Debbie McNeill

All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store .
If you are in Australia and do not already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to help you with your stamping needs. Now is a great time to stock up on supplies and kits.
Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Being in social isolation is a great time to sign up, contact me for more information to join my team.

Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop June 2020 – Hand-Drawn Blooms

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. You may be starting here or may have come from another blog – either way, you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

I used the new Hand- Drawn Blooms stamp set. Although it looks like it needs a lot of colouring (not my favourite technique), when I looked at the floral image, it was shouting heat embossing at me.

After embossing the image in the alternate corners, the other corners were looking a bit bare, so I used some tone on tone stamping to fill in the gaps

Thank you so much for coming by today! We have an amazing line up of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world, and we know you are going to love all the amazing projects that you are going to see today. Don’t miss one blog link. Remember you are currently on my page – Tracy Held. See who is below me to know where to go next.

If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator I would love to help you fulfill your stamping needs. Below are the products that I have used in this project. Click on any of the images to go to my online store.

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Celebrate Sunflowers Thank you card

Thank you for visiting today as I join 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.

I have made this card using the beautiful Celebrate Sunflowers bundle. The adhesive sheets make it so easy to adhere the fine line images to the larger background image

If you like this card, please vote for me by clicking on the button below. Keep spreading happiness by sending cards to anyone who touches your life. A handmade card in the post box brings joy to the worst day

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Gilded Gems
[152478]
$12.25

Celebrate Sunflowers for Colour INKspiration

I haven’t played along in a colour challenge for a while. When I saw these colours, I couldn’t resist!

Anyone who knows me knows that these are so totally my colours!! I have been playing with the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set, matching dies and my new favourite split card technique, and this is the end result….

Who said that sunflowers have to be yellow?
I LOVE this colour combination and I am going to be making a few more cards using these colours. If you decide to play along, please share your creations.

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Heat Tool
[129056]
$50.00

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, I would love to help you satisfy your stamping needs. Please feel free to contact me. If you would like some retail therapy, visit my online store
If you are a stampaholic and would like to join my team, I would be extremely happy to have a chat with you

Little Ladybug meets Honey Bee

About 3 weeks ago (when life was still normal), I met a friend for coffee. I was expecting it to be a sit down coffee, but she had to get back to the office, so we did take away. As I wasn’t expecting to do take away, i didn’t have my keep cup with me, so I had to get a take away cup (which I try to avoid as much as possible)

The cup was so cute! It had daisies and bees printed on it and was screaming at me to make a card. I wasn’t very good company during that coffee, as my mind was working overtime imagining that card.

I have put that cup away safely, so that I had it to use for my card, and I don’t know where I have put it!! Unfortunately I can’t share my inspiration with you, but I can share the finished card.
I used the Little Ladybug stamp set for the flowers, which is a host set available for Sale-A-Bration. The bees are from the Honey Bee stamp set, and the sentiment from the Tags In Bloom whcih is part of the Sale-A-Bration second release.
Sale-A-Bration ends on the 31st March, so if there are any items that you still want, be sure to get your order in.

During this difficult time, we can use our isolation to do crafts. The best thing is to receive a handmade card in you post box. If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator I would love to help you with your crafting needs. Feel free to contact me, or you can shop at my online store
Stay safe, stay healthy, keep crafting

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Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop March 2020 – Breathtaking Bouquet

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.

You may be starting here or may have come from another blog – either way, you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

Here is the project I am sharing with you today!

I heat embossed the Breathtaking Bouquet background stamp with shimmer black embossing powder and then coloured in the panel with water colour pencils and a blender pen. The sentiment is from the Rare Blessings stamp set

Thank you so much for coming by today! We have an amazing line up of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world, and we know you are going to love all the amazing projects that you are going to see today. Don’t miss one blog link. Remember you are currently on my page – Tracy Held. See who is below me to know where to go next.

If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator I would love to help you fulfill your stamping needs. Below are the products that I have used in this project. Click on any of the images to go to my online store.

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Blender Pens
[102845]
$21.00

Makeover Monday – Thoughtful Blooms

When I saw the Thoughtful Blooms and Small Blooms punch in this year’s
Sale-A-Bration catalogue, I immediately thought of the Petite Petals stamp set and punch and I knew that this is a set that needed to be used in a makeover.

I looked through my old catalogues, but nothing was appealing to me. After a google search, I found a card that I loved. The original is an easel card that was made by Margaret Knight. You can see her original blog post here.
I decided not to do an easel card, but I did use her design. I inadvertently used multiple products in my makeover. Margaret had used A Nice Cuppa stamp set and Cups and Kettle dies on her card. I used Tea Together stamp set and Tea Time framelets on my card

I also embossed the back mat with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. I used the sentiment from the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set, but I can see this working really well as a Mother’s Day or get well card. You can find the complete list of products used in this project in my online store, or listed individually below

Let me know what you think of this makeover.

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Leaf Punch
[144667]
$28.00