CTC261 – Case Sale-a-bration Catalogue

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It’s our regular Caseing The Catty Sunday night blog hop time and this weeks hop is focussing on the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. There are so many great idea in such a little catalogue, we have lots to fuel our creativity with. So sit back with a cuppa and enjoy the inspiration we have for you tonight.

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For this fortnights challenge, this week, I took inspiration from page 13 of the SAB catalogue. Remember this challenge runs for the next two weeks, so you have heaps of time to play along.

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I just love the gift bag with all the repetition of those flowers. So simple but so effective. I wondered what I could do with that idea. Here is what I came up with…

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It’s my Dad’s birthday…. Today!! He’s 86 and still going strong. He’s agile and works hard in his veggie patch and loves to go out on his boat and fish. He’s resourceful – can make something out of nothing and we affectionately refer to him as the Maltese-McGyver. (I know… I’m showing my own age here hey!)

So what better way to celebrate him than with the Smooth Sailing dies. I used the anchor, ships wheel and rope to create the repetitive feature pattern. I laid this over a base of Balmy Blue cardstock, which I stamped with the parquetry floor stamp from the Gallery Grunge set in Balmy Blue ink to add some background texture.

I die cut my pieces from Blueberry Bushell cardstock – can you believe it’s only 6 more months until this gorgeous colour retires in June – eek! I layered these over the stamped card base. Then finished off with a simple tie of thick twine and the sentiment.

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The sentiment stamp is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set, new in the 2020 Mini catalogue. This is fast becoming my go-to set for sentiments, it has so many useful ones. I stamped this in Blueberry Bushell ink on some Bermuda Bay cardstock.

It’s simple but effective just like the sample gift bag in the catalogue.

Next up is the very creative Lauren Meiklejohn.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 7pm, Sunday February 2.

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We will be back next Sunday with more inspiration for you for this challenge.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration’s 3rd Birthday

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Happy 3rd Birthday to Colour INKspiration –  #CI70. Can you believe it’s been 3 years already? I hope you have been enjoying all the hops along the way. Welcome if you are joining me here, or if you have hopped over from Nikki Spencer.

We are celebrating this milestone with a special hop of current and past Colour INK Crew members. The theme is Birthdays and we each chose our own combination of three colours to create and I can tell you… settling on just one combination is really hard. But for my colour palette, I settled on my all time favourite….. drum roll….  Coastal Cabana, teamed up with Lovely Lipstick and Highland Heather.

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Like many other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, I’m pretty much hooked on the Peaceful Poppies suite. If you are feeling like you are seeing it everywhere, I don’t blame you. It’s been hugely popular. It’s made up of two bundles – Painted Poppies which has all the imagery and Peaceful Poppies with has the sentiments; and has bunch of amazingly coordinated products to go with them. So many of the projects seen online have been in Black, White and Red.

However, Poppies come and in a range of colours and so I wanted to give them a different look with my chosen colours. Here is my card…

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I water coloured the background with my aqua painter using Coastal Cabana ink onto some Shimmery White cardstock. After allowing that to dry, I stamped the group of poppies stamp in Memento Black ink, and using Highland Heather and Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends, I set about colouring them in. I used the light and dark shades of the markers separately, rather than blending this time. This allowed for different shades of poppies.

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I covered the bottom edge of the Shimmery White cardstock with some of the tri-colour ribbon. I used Tear and Tape to adhere to the card base which is Thick Whisper White cardstock.

I finished off with a Happy Birthday sentiment, which is from the Lovely Lady Bug stamp set, an exclusive SAB Host reward. I stamped this in Coastal Cabana ink on to some Whisper White cardstock. I used two different dies from the Ornate Frames dies set to punch and create the side decorations.

Next up in the hop is Tanya Bell.

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Once you have enjoyed all the amazing inspiration in this hop, it’s your turn to choose your favourite 3 Stampin’ Up! colours to create a Birthday card with. Then pop over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creation using your favourite colours. This challenge is open until February 10th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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  1. Bronwyn Eastley
  2. Patrice Easton
  3. Nicole Wilson
  4. Narelle Farrugia
  5. Lou Kitzelman
  6. Jackie Noble
  7. Julia Quinn
  8. Chloe Evans
  9. Denita Wright-Smee
  10. Kelly Kent
  11. Vicki Boucher
  12. Jan Clothier
  13. Cathy Pinchbeck
  14. Leonie Stuart
  15. Nikki Spencer
  16. Rose Packer  ← You are here!
  17. Tanya Bell
  18. Rebecca Scurr
  19. Monique Fielder
  20. Jackie Aitken
  21. Elizabeth Gross
  22. Rachel Palmieri

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New Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration time

Happy New Year!  I love this time of year… it’s full of promise of new beginnings, whether personally or crafty. I don’t know about you, but the crafty is definitely my favourite … and certainly the most fun! I’m not one for resolutions but I am about setting goals and I have a few of those. I am also about crafty fun and this year, some of my goals are around creating more of that time in my life. I’m hoping you will join me on that ride at least… beginning now with…

The new MINI catalogue

75 pages of new and amazing crafty toys to play with. It’s packed full of wonderful, creative and fun toys to sink our crafty fingers into. If you prefer a hard copy of the catalogue, email me your details and I’ll send you one (Australian residents only).

While you’re waiting for your hard copy to arrive, or if you’re an Online person, check it out here:

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Shop now until June 2.

 

When shopping online don’t forget to use the monthly Host Code (found on the right side of the home page) for your chance to win some free rewards through the Stampin’ Rewards program. This is for order less that $250. You can always contact me and I’ll help pop your order through or answer any product queries you may have.

 

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This is THE. SINGLE. BEST. PROMO. EVER! I love this promotion… it’s where you get more for doing what you would normally. Whether it’s shopping, hosting a party or joining my team. You just get more for FREE!

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SHOP

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There are two levels of rewards to choose from: Level 1 – $90 spend or Level 2 – $180 spend. Take a look here at the rewards on offer.

 

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When you host a party, and your party sales (or personal sales) reach the qualifying amount, you will receive an exclusive, and oh so gorgeous, stamp set. It’s the Lovely Lady Bug stamp set… check out those cute little bugs…

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Check out my availability here to book your party today.

 

JOIN

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Joining Stampin’ Up! is always a great thing to do. But it’s just made better during Sale-a-Bration. This is the promotion where you get extra in your kit and I tell you the extras this time around are great.

A mini cutter; a 6” x 6” Designer Paper sample pack; and a stamp set of your choice.
So dig out the wish list and make sure it’s the most expensive stamps on your list… get it for FREE now.

Plus of course there are the regular joining benefits of choosing $235 worth of Stampin’ Up! products, business supply pack and of course FREE shipping! All for just $169.

Then there is the ongoing regular benefits too like 20% discount on all your crafting products, ordering new products before customers and being part of our amazing team and global Stampin’ Up! community.

Got a Q? Drop me a line or Join my team today.

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The button is at the bottom of the page. Remember Sale-a-Bration is on now until March 31st.

The MINI Catalogue runs until June 2nd.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC260 – Case Mini Catalogue – Week 1

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Happy New Year and Happy New Catalogue. Caseing The Catty Crew are back for another year with more inspiration from our Catalogues.

This year… we have a change to the Challenge component of our hops. We will still be doing a weekly hop, but the Challenge will run for two weeks. So you will receive double the inspiration for each challenge and then have more time to create and play along. Hope you enjoy this change and it helps you to play along. You don’t need to have a blog yourself… just create and load directly to the wall of our Facebook group. Join our Challenge Group here…

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Our first hop and challenge for 2020 is all about the new MINI catalogue! Isn’t it wonderful? O. M. Gee… I’m so in love…. as much now as I was 10 years ago when I joined!

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So here is my first play with my new toys….

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I really couldn’t go past the Outdoor Barbecue stamp set. My hubby is a smoker… of the BBQ kind just like the stamp in this set. It’s an artform for him – getting the perfect smoke-ring and tenderness in cuts of meat you would ordinary pass by at the butchers. So as soon as I saw this set I squealed in pure delight.

Here I kept the design simple and classic…. Card base of Blueberry Bushel, stamped around the edge in same colour ink is the T-Bone steak and fire flame stamps. I layered some Seaside Spray Designer Paper in the middle.

On the main layer of Whisper white cardstock, I stamped the Smoker BBQ image in Memento Black ink and used Stampin’ Blends, in Smokey Slate, to colour it. As the image itself, has shading already, it was easy to blend shadows in and I didn’t spend a lot of time getting it right… it looked good already! I added some Crumb cake for the side rest, and a dot of red, for the temperature gauge.

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By embossing the bottom third, with the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder, added some texture and making it look like it’s sitting on a bricked floor. I lightly sponged some Crumb Cake ink over the top to help define the texture of them.

I finished it off with a simple sentiment. I stamped the sentiment in Blueberry Bushell ink and punched the circle with the 1” punch. I layered this over a punched shape from the Ornate Frames dies set, which carried over from last year.

Next up in the Hop is the amazing Michelle Stradz.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm Sunday night, January 19th.

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CTC256 – Holiday Twist on Annual Catalogue

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So this week at Casing The Catty we are looking at what inspires us from the Annual Catalogue and giving it a holiday twist. The crew having some great inspiration for you and we hope you will play along with this great little challenge.

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So my inspiration came from page 97. It’s this one, the box with the die cut “Thank you” on the top…

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Here is what I did with that inspiration…

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I used my Merry Christmas thinlit dies and die cut the sentiment out from Real Red Glimmer paper. I layered some Silver foil behind it and then set about adhering all the little shapes to fill in the letters to give them form making the sentiment easier to read.

I adhered this onto one of those amazing Silver foil edged cards and envelopes. They are so great and I just love the look they give. I used some of the Foam Adhesive strips to cover a large area and they give a slightly higher lift, which works in this case.

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To finish off my card, I die cut some baubles from the Detailed Bells dies set using some of the green foil from the Noble Peacock Foil sheets pack. I adhered them with mini dimensionals and twirled some silver thread around my fingers a dozen times. Then around the middle of the loop to make a bow and used a glue dot to hold it all together and adhere to the bauble.

Simple but really cool and weirdly… no stamping today!

Next up in the hop is the amazing Julia Quinn.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, December 1st.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI67

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I’m a little bit stoked this blog hop with the Colour INKspiration crew. I provided the inspiration photo for this challenge and helped pick out the colours. I was just captured by the colours in this image, I knew it would make a great challenge. So grab a cuppa and enjoy this hop with the crew.

Here is the inspiration and challenge colours …

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The combination of Pacific Point, Merry Merlot, Balmy Blue, Pear Pizzazz are a striking combination. They certainly provide a challenge to work with. Once I got going the ideas began flowing and here is the creation I came up with…

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I went with some favourite products I had used in a long while. I had to show them some love before they started feeling left out!  I went with Butterfly Beauty dies. I thought they would suit the purpose of the card I needed. A friend is having surgery and I want them to know I am thinking of them and wish them a speedy recovery.

Beginning from the top this time, I layered the top of my Butterflies in Basic Black, I think it really helped to frame the layers of blue beneath. Next, I die cut the intricate layer of butterflies in Balmy Blue cardstock and using Pacific Point cardstock, I fussy cut pieces to fit behind to fill in the butterflies –  thankfully you can’t see how untidy that is from the top!!

Once I had my main element complete, I set about creating the card for them to sit on. The base is Whisper White thick cardstock. This is layered this with regular Whisper White cardstock, which I stamped with the Birch background stamp in Pear Pizzazz ink.

I added some elements to create some detail…. Some leaves from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, stamped in Pear ink provided some subtle detail while the die cut foliage elements, from the Butterfly beauty dies, in Merry Merlot cardstock provided some drama. I love how that colour just pops against the blue. I adhered the leaves flat then adhered my main Butterfly element with dimensionals. I tucked in the Merry Merlot elements in with the help of some Multipurpose Liquid glue.

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Finishing off with a simple sentiment stamped in Merlot ink, I used part of a sentiment from the Beautiful Day stamp set. I trimmed this down and cut a flag to one end and adhere it on with some more liquid glue. I finished off my card with some embellishments – some silver metallic pears and one of the small clear faceted gems. They really are a favourite!

Next up in the hop is the ever amazing Nicole Wilson.

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Once you have enjoyed all the amazing inspiration in this hop, pop over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creation using these colours. This challenge is open until 6pm, Monday 25th November. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

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CTC254 – Case a layout

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I am back hoping along with the Casing The Catty Crew, and this time we are looking at the project layouts featured on page 22 of the Holiday catalogue. Welcome, if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Judy. There are some really cool ideas to help inspire your next projects.

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I could have gone with any one of these idea, but November is traditionally “Tag” month for me. I feature creative ideas for classes and many of my projects this month, so I really had to go with the cute little Elfie. Here I used the tag with the elf to inspire me to make this card….

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Here I replicated the layout and repeated it across the card. Using some Crumb Cake cardstock, I stamped the elf in Memento Black ink and coloured him using Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce Blends.

To add some fun, I used some of the cool Snowfall Accent Puff Paint… OMGosh… how much fun is this stuff! You can use it for many purposes, here I used it to add fluffy fake fur look to Elfies hat! It can be a little tricky to use until you get the hang of it. But so much fun, I really don’t care too much if I pop on a little too much!!

I layered the Elf images on some Designer paper, I adhere the two outter Elves flat to the Cherry Cobbler card base, the middle one is up on dimensionals. The middle Elf also has the sentiment stamped on some Whisper White cardstock and layered over the original placement, to help add dimension.

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I finished off with a few little embellishments, which I think makes all the difference to a card…. transforming it from a nice card, to one with some “wow” about it. Here I threaded some White Bakers Twine through a gold Jingle Bell from the Wrapped in Plaid Suite and tied a large bow. I adhered it to the corner of the middle elf with a glue dot (love those things!). Then I added a couple of gold Metallic Pearls to the raised sentiment to echo the gold. I think it finishes off my card just nicely.

Next up in the hop is Julia Quinn.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, 17 November.

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Colour INKspiration – CI66

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What an amazing colour combination the Colour INKspiration crew have in store for you this challenge hop. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Julia, I know you will enjoy this hop.

Here is our inspirational image and colour combination is made up of many colours and we decided to focus on a minimum of three from this collection…

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I was inspired by this image of flowers and decided to go with a stamp set I haven’t used a lot of lately – Vibrant Vases. This stamp set was kind of part II to the Vase Builder stamp set, that was new to the collection in the last Annual catalogue. It gave us more reason to play with the Vase punch, after we thought we may have used it enough… is there really such a thing in the crafting space… as enough!

The colours I focussed on are Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Lovely Lipstick and Mint Macaron. Here are my creations…

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I needed some little note cards this week, so here I have pulled out my Gallery Grunge stamp set, for a lovely textural background. I love the image of the parquetry style boards. Here I stamped it in Mint Macaron for a background effect. Then I set about creating my feature elements… the vases and flowers. I alternated colours to keep things interesting.

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The Vibrant Vases stamp set, is a two-step stamp set, meaning there are two part to the one image. You can just choose to use the outline stamp on it’s own and leave it as is or even colour it in other ways, like pencils. But for a quick and easy stamping fix using the filler stamp makes creating a breeze. Plus being a disINKtive style stamp set means you get a tonal range stamped with the ink, making your projects look like you’ve spent hours watercolouring them! In my creations, I did stamp off the background images, so that it stamped a lighter shade again.

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I punched the vases and the tuplip stamped images using the punch, and fussy cut the larger flowers. I set my flowers on different types of Purple ribbons.

I love a simple design, it makes for interchanging colours and elements really easy for fast creations that a slightly different too.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Lou Kitzelman.

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Once you have enjoyed all the amazing inspiration in this hop, pop over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creation using these colours. This challenge is open until Monday, November 11th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

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CTC251 – Brightly Gleaming Combination Case

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The Caseing The Catty Crew are back this week with a double combination case. So exciting!! Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Sandra. Grab a cuppa and enjoy this weeks inspiration.

The challenge this week is using the colour combination from the Brightly Gleaming Designer paper – Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla and Copper. Plus we are casing layouts from page 30 in the Holiday catalogue.

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The two colours I focused on this week are Pretty Peacock and Copper and the card layout I chose was the one at the bottom of the image above.

The theme for my card is not Christmas though, I love how you can mix things up and draw inspiration from any of Stampin’ Up! catalogues to use for your purpose at hand.

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Here I have used Pretty Peacock card base and embossed it with the subtles embossing folder. I layered some of the Noble Peacock Designer Foil in the same colour and wrapped the Scallop edge linen trim around and topped it with a bow.

I really didn’t want to cover the gorgeous patter in the foil up completely, so opted to use some Vellum instead. Here I die cut a shaped from the Stitched Label dies and used a little snail across the bottom to beneath the ribbon to adhere it. I used some strategically place glue dots to hold the ribbon in place.

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I die cut a simple “Thanks” sentiment from Well Written dies from copper foil and adhere over the top of the vellum and finished off the card with a few of the Star Designer elements.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Monique Fielder.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, October 27th.

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CTC250 – Case a layout from page 46

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This weeks case is about the card design layouts on Page 46 of the Holiday Catalogue. The Casing The Catty crew have lots of inspiration for you using these few layouts. Welcome if you are joining me here, or have hopped over from Shannon.

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This week, I have focussed on the layout in the bottom left of the image. Here it features a Very Vanilla card base with Mint Macaron and Crumb Cake.

I have two cards for you this week… sadly I have had two people loose their much loved fur-babies this week. It’s bad enough when you have one of these events but to have two…

This first card, is for my parents. They lost their much loved Jack Russell, Zena, this week. Zena has been in our family for more than 15 years, joining us as pup. She lived to be more than 100 in dog years and lived a long happy and loving life with my parents. She was a little shadow for my Mum. following her around the house, nails clicking on the tiles behind Mum where ever she went.

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I have featured the same colours, but rearranged them to use in different areas of the card, which gives the card a different look altogether. I have used the Happy Tails stamp set, and coordinating dog punch.

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I layered some burlap ribbon beneath the Stitched Labels element which I stamped in Mint Macaron for some background interest. I featured the dog house stamp, fussy cut, beneath the sentiment layer and topped off with main dog stamp. I stamped him Soft Suede Ink and coloured him using Crumb Cake Blends.

The second card is for one of my class ladies. She is an older lady and this week lost her much loved and best friend Oscar. He was a white fluffy Maltese Terrior and always barked loudly on approached to her front door, announcing your arrival before reaching for the door bell! He was her much loved companion, so I know he’ll be terribly missed.

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For this card, I went a little different with the layout. Over a Gray Granite card base, I layered a piece of Gray Granite cardstock. First, I punched my Stitched Label shape and set that aside. I embossed the remaining piece with the Corrugated Embossing Folder and adhere this in place on my card base.

I looped the ribbon over the top of the embossed layer and adhered with Tear n Tape. I stamped the Label element in Gray Granite ink with elements from the Happy Tail stamp set. Adhering this over the top with Dimensionals.

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I finished off the card with one of the best sentiments ever made for those who love fur-babies like children… this one is also from the Happy Tails stamp set and I stamped it in Cherry Cobbler ink. I framed the sentiment with some leaves from the Leaf Punch and Soft Seafoam cardstock.

Little Bella, is from the Bella and Friends stamp set, which has retired. But it was just perfect resemblance to Oscar, so I had to use it.

Next up in the hop is the clever Lauren Meiklejohn.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, October 19th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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