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

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Time To Celebrate with All Dressed Up

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!

If you didn’t start your hop here, you might think you are in the wrong hop, because I am completely off theme. I got this month’s theme wrong!! Apologies to my fellow bloggers for my error, but I hope that you enjoy my off-theme design in any case.

We are still in stage 4 lock down, and as you do when you can’t go out, I went browsing online! I saw a few different handbags which were plain in front and had a patterned or textured side. I immediately decided that I wanted to recreate that in paper. I made the bag using the All Dressed Up dies. The card is made using a note card (so that it fits inside the bag) and the Hooray To You stamp set. Once again the In Good Taste DSP has landed up in my hands. I am going to try it out using the Rococo Rose DSP too!

Click on the button below to hop over to Sue’s blog to see what punchy surprise she has chosen to share with 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
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Katie Johnson
Krissi Hannahs
Sandra Roberts
Sue McDonald
Sandy Ward
Maureen Rauchfuss
Annette McMillan

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.
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.

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Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop September 2020 – Blossoms In Bloom with Flowers For Every season DSP.

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.

Sometimes you need a card in a hurry, and using DSP gives a wow factor with very little effort. Have you seen the Meadow Moments mini embossing folders which have these pretty butterflies?

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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Fall and Spring Fling Online Retreat

I am so excited to announce that I am teaming up with one of my closest American demonstrator friends to co-host an autumn and spring themed online retreat!

Your retreat includes 8 make ‘n take packets, 2 each of the 4 designs shown in the photos below. Did you know it’s fall season in the USA and spring season in Australia? So we decided to visit both seasons on our retreat.

Please Note: you will need to use your own stamps, inks, adhesives and embossing folders to finish the kits. Everything else is included. Plus you will get an awesome pillow gift and thank you card in your box.

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

Content will be broadcast via Youtube, Zoom and a private Facebook group. Please make sure you can access Zoom and join the private Facebook group for the best experience. The Zoom link will be sent a few days prior to the event. An invitation to join the private Facebook group will be sent once your registration has been paid. If you can only access Youtube and have an email address to send the PDF tutorials to, you are still welcome to join us!

The 3rd October is World Making Day so you start creating some cards. The next week is World Card Sending Week, and Stampin’ Up! had a target of sending out 60,000 cards! You can spend the weekend creating, and then let us know how many cards you have sent so that you can add to the tally!

Please click the Contact button above and request to join the Fall and Spring Fling Retreat.
I’ll send an invoice promptly according to your attendee status: $45 Online Retreat Only, $40 Downline Attendee, $40 placed a $50 or more order prior to registering using host code AMD2WQ9F.

If you would like to order the products to finish the cards as show in the samples, click the links below which should be linked to host code AMD2WQ9F

Beautiful Autumn Bundle (stamp set and leaf punch pack)

Forever Fern Bundle (stamp set and dies)

Buy the entire Suite to have more consumable products to play with:

Gilded Autumn Suite (includes Beautiful Autumn Bundle, Gilded Autumn Specialty paper, Brushed Metallic cardstock, Acorn Trinkets, Basket Weave and Metallic Ribbon)

Forever Greenery Suite (includes Forever Fern Bundle, Laser Cut Specialty paper, Forever Greenery patterned paper, Greenery embossing folders, Gold Hoops, Ribbon Combo Pack)

If you are considering a Suite of products, would you consider signing up to be a demonstrator on my team? Because new demonstrator welcome kits are $169 with no shipping cost AND you get to pick up to $235 of products to add to your starter kit! PLUS!!! Stampin’ Up! has a promotion going on right now where new demonstrators get 2 additional stamp sets, a package of rhinestones and 16 card making kits added to their welcome box. Full details for the promotion are found by clicking this link. Signing up is easy with the online process at this link. Once I have confirmation you are on my team, I’ll honor the reduced price for retreat.

I hope you decide to attend our Fall and Spring Fling Online Retreat from the comfort of your own home! You can say you are visiting the United States for a few hours of Saturday Morning Fun if you need to impress your friends;) It’s going to be packed with lots of pretty projects, super surprises and dynamite demonstrations!

Layering Squares 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.

This card was a little bit fiddly. It took me a long time to get the squares cut out (mostly) even. I love the overall effect, so I think that the time taken was well worth it.

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.

Hello Harvest apple card

I am very excited to be participating in a new blog hop today. the theme of this month’s hop is “Harvest moon”. The directions were to create a fall themed harvest card. It is always interesting when I am participating in a global blog hop, being in the Southern Hemisphere, I am in opposite seasons to my Northern Hemisphere friends, we are going into Spring and starting to see some warmer weather.

I have taken some poetic license with the theme. Jewish New Year is coming up in 2 weeks time, and the tradition for this festival is apple and honey. We are currently in stage 4 lock down, and don’t know what we will be allowed to do with gathering with family and friends and having big celebrations. The best way to spread cheer this year might be with a card.

We can only hope that although the timing is strange on the Roman calendar, the start of this new year will bring some much needed new beginnings to this crazy world.

Thanks for dropping by my blog. i hope that you have fun hopping along to day. Be sure to leave a comment as we all love to know if you enjoy our projects.

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, I would love to help you with your stamping needs. Feel free to contact me, or visit my online store.

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Colour Inkspiration #83

I am a little bit late in posting this, as the colour challenge actually finished a week ago, but better late than never! I enjoy taking part in colour challenges. They sometimes push me out of my comfort zone and force me to work with colours that aren’t my regular go-to colours, and other times inspire me to use combinations that I hadn’t considered.

This challenge forced me to do both. Green isn’t one of my favourite colours, but this combination really works well together. I was very excited to be placed in the top 5 of the entries for this challenge.

Below is my Facebook Live video showing how I made these cards.

Paper crafting blog hop – Forest Greenery Suite

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 “Suite Spotlight”. You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. Wasn’t her project fantastic?

A suite is a range of products which are easier to order because you only need one item number and you get the entire suite! This makes ordering so easy when you love everything and have to have it all! I have chosen the Forever Greenery suite to make my card. The name is a bit of a misnomer, as there is no green in my card. Did anyone say that ferns can’t be pink?

As the DSP is shades of green, I haven’t used any of it in my card. The elements of the suite that I have used are the Forever Fern bundle, Greenery embossing folders (this comes as a set of 2 narrower embossing folders), Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty DSP (you are going to want this) and the gold twine from the Forever Greenery Trim combo pack. As you can see you cannot choose not to have any item from this suite, you NEED them all. The colour combination is Smokey Slate, Rococo Rose and Magenta Madness.

Click on the button below to hop over to Sue’s blog to see which suite she has chosen to share with 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
Krissi Hannahs
Carol Payne
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward
Cindi Pratt
Maureen Rauchfuss
Annette McMillan

Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop August 2020 – Tasteful Touches with Woven Heirlooms

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.

We have had a bad run the last couple of weeks. We have needed 3 sympathy cards in the last 2 weeks. These are the cards that I least like making, because of the reason behind them, but they are probably the ones that are the most appreciated. The In Good taste DSP is extremely versatile and works as a background for almost any design

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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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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