Pick a Colour…

I hope you are enjoying our Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop featuring Sale-a-Bration 2019 products. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe are participating, so we have a wide array of fun projects to share with you! You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. She always has a fabulous project to share!

I found myself marvelling at the peculiarities of human nature (specifically my own, but I’m sure everyone will be able to identify.) I was looking at the beautiful Sale-A-Bration Botanical Butterflies DSP, filled with gorgeous colours, but none of them were ‘talking’ to me. So how do you get DSP in a colour that appeals to you? Well, take one of the black-and-white designs and colour it yourself.

This enables you to have your DSP in whatever colour appeals to you on the day. I used the colours that match the Organdy Ribbon Combo pack, except for the green, which is Call Me Clover.

Did you notice the new punch that I used on these cards? This is part of a limited edition set of products that will be available from the 1st to the 31st March. Be sure not to miss out on these.

Below are the products that I used for these cards.

Thanks for hopping with us each month. Now click on the next image to hop over to Sue Boerner’s blog and see the fun project she designed.

If you get lost along the way, here is the complete list of stops on the hop:

Sue McDonald
Anastasia Radloff
Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <– You are here!
Sue Boerner
Darla Roberts
Terri Stewart
Katie Johnson
Karie Beglau
Elizabeth Green
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward 

All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store here.

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. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Join my team for the best benefits! Contact me for more information.

Lasting Lily

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Sale-A-Bration is the happiest time of the Stampin’ Up! year. For every $90 that you purchase, you can choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. If you would like to see what is inside the catalogue, click on the link above, or send me a message and I will send a paper copy to you.

There is a lot of lovely stuff in the catalogue, but one of my favourite stamp sets is the Lasting Lily. There are several thoughtful sentiments in this set, and the flowers are beautiful. This is one of the Distinktive stamps, so the image stamps with lighter and darker sections, all using one stamp.

I decided to try and stamp the lily in black, and I am delighted with the way that it turned out. Remember that you can’t buy this stamp set, as it is only available as a Sale-A-Bration option.

If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love to help you with any products that you would like to purchase, or you can shop in my online store.

I have done a few projects using this stamp set, so I will be sharing more of them with you soon.

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Circle Journal returns

My journal has completed its circle and come home to me. (It actually arrived a few weeks ago, but with being away and then trying to get back to normal, I didn’t get around to blogging it).

This was the theme for my journal.

I started the journal off with the Black Ice technique. If you missed my post on how to do this, you can view it here.

Below are the cards that the other ladies made according to my theme.
This one was made by Jenny Habraken and uses heat embossing with water colouring

Donna Chugg used the cracked glass method.

Tash Martin chose to apply markers directly to the stamp rather than using an ink pad.

Pamela Bowron made a card using triple time stamping.

Rachel Pine used the emboss resist technique.

Leigh Carter Shaw used the baby wipes technique.

This stunning card made by Terri Kirrkie makes spectacular use of the masking technique.

The final card was made by Beryl Crisp and uses the rock and roll technique.

I am absolutely delighted with my journal! All the ladies did a fantastic job with making the cards! Over the next few weeks, I will give the instructions for each of these different techniques and we can all try them out.

Circle Journal Round 8

I’ve received the last circle journal for this cycle.  The next journal that arrives in my post box will be mine coming back to me.

The title of this journal is Show Me Your True Colours.  The description that goes with it is “I love how black and white backgrounds make every colour pop, by highlighting and reflecting the true essence of all the other colours in the spectrum.  Please show me your favourite True Colours”.

For this journal, I decided to try a technique the I haven’t tried before.  It is called Joseph’s Coat Technique.  This is my card

To make this card, start with a piece of whisper white card stock.  Using your ink pad and a sponge dauber, put dots of your first colour onto the card.  I used Grapefruit Grove.

Next add your second colour in between the first.  My second colour was Flirty Flamingo

Lastly fill in all the white gaps with your third colour.  Mine was Coastal Cabana.  Once your cardstock is completely coloured, stamp your design onto it with Versamark ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Pick up black Momento ink on your sponge dauber, and rub it over the complete card covering it completely.  The ink won’t stick to the clear embossing, and the colours will pop through the back.  Once it is completely covered, take a tissue and gently rub it over the card to buff the extra ink off the embossing.

I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder, and I feel like my finished card ticks all the boxes for this journal.

If you are wondering about the sentiment, it is from a new stamp set called Happiness Surrounds.  This is part of a new limited edition suite called Snowflake Showcase which will be available form 1 November. Watch this video for more information about this suite

If you would like to try this technique, these are the products that I used
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Circle Journal Round 6

We are nearing the end of this Circle Journal round.  I have already received the next one, and then there is one more to go before my journal comes back to me.  It is going to be so exciting to see what everyone has come up with for me!!

The theme of this journal is “Birthdays and Animals”.  The introduction to the theme is as follows: I have chosen this theme as birthday cards are my most popular.  However, I only have one animal stamp set, (Bella and Friends) so I look forward to inspiration from you.

I don’t have Bella and friends, but what I do have is Ready For Christmas which has a really cute Dachshund in it.  I also have a friend who is mad about Dachshunds and whose birthday was yesterday, so I decided to do 2 cards on this theme.  This is my card:

Here is a paper saving tip for you: When you are using DSP or foil or glimmer paper that you are going to be layering, you can cut out of the middle of your paper and it is hidden once you layer on top of it.  My happy birthday here was cut out of the piece of DSP that you see around the edge of the white card stock.

Remember to decorate the inside and the envelope.

I am seeing my friend in a little while for coffee, so I will know soon if she likes her card

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Circle Journal Round 5

The last couple of weeks have been crazy busy!  Between work and lots of happy family get togethers, I haven’t had time to sit and my computer and write up my blog posts.

I received this journal about two and a half weeks ago (in fact I have already received the next one!).  At least the card was completed and the journal was sent off on it’s next round on time.

The theme of this journal was trees. From the mighty oak to palm trees. It could be a whole tree or part of a tree as long as there was a tree involved.

Do you like the corrugated background?  This is one of the new embossing folders from the holiday catalogue.  If you don’t have a holiday catalogue and would like to receive one, please let me know and I will send one out to you.

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Hand Delivered Get Well Card

Hand Delivered Get Well Card

The card that I am showing today is a really fast and easy card.

It uses the Hand Delivered host stamp set.  You will find this set on page 229 in the Just For Hosts section of the catalogue.  This is my favourite host stamp ever! it is incredibly cute and has a number of different sentiments which makes it very versatile.  Using the Stamparatus makes it particularly easy to position the stamps

This set can only be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards.  When you place an order of $250 or more, you will earn these rewards. For an order of $250-$500 the rewards are 10% of the order.  If your order is $500-$750 the rewards are 12% of the order.  $750-$1000 rewards are 14% and over $1000 the rewards are 15%.  These Stampin’ Rewards can be used to buy anything in the catalogue and can also be used to purchase the host stamp sets.

I have used the Tranquil Tide DSP.  The pack of paper comes with all 4 of the 2017-2019 in colours. As you can see in the picture below it comes with 4 different designs (stripes and dots) in each colour.

 

This weekend is particularly cold in Melbourne, so stay warm and keep creating

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Circle Journal – Round 2

I received the next circle journal this week.

It is now starting to get more exciting as each journal that arrives will have more cards in it as it has been passed on to more people.

The theme of this journal is Christmas.  This one has two cards in it, the one that the owner of the journal made, and the one made by the lady who had it before me.  I really like one of the cards in there, and might have taken a photo of it to make myself when I start making my Christmas cards!

The card that I have made is using one of my favourite card designs.  I think that it is really effective, and uses up some of the designer series paper (DSP) stash that we all seem to love hoarding.

This card can be adapted to any occasion.  This tutorial shows a birthday version.  You could use the same design to make a wedding or engagement card, or any other occasion that you need.  Just match the DSP to your type of card, and it will come out beautifully!

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