Colour INKspiration – CI46

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Hopping along with Colour INKspiration this fortnight and I can tell you, this colour combination is awesome. I think this one will generate a lot of entries! Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Julia.

This challenges combination is …

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Lovely Lipstick, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, Blueberry Bushel and Balmy Blue.

 

Our inspiration image, just kept coming back to me while deciding what to do for this challenge and so I went with a new stamp set coming in January – so it’s a little bit of sneak peak for you too. It’s the Lovely Lattice stamp set and this will be available as a Sale-a-bration exclusive item.

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I went with the blues as my main colour choice and splashed in a little of the others. The base is Blueberry Bushel and the layered Gingham DSP is new too, coming in the Occasions catalogue starting January 2019. I used the Balmy Blue coloured one to match.

I stamped the image in StazOn Jet Black ink and used Water colour pencils in Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green and Gorgeous Grape to colour with. Using my Blender Pen, I touch the centre of the flowers lightly with some Lovely Lipstick to give them a highlight.

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I finished off with some Gorgeous Grape mini striped ribbon and a “hello” sentiment from the A Big Thank You stamp set in Blueberry.

Next up in the hop is Kim Oliver.

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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 7pm, Monday December 10th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC205 – Christmas twist birthday card

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What an interesting little twist on the challenge this week. Case a Birthday card and give it a Christmas Twist! Just the thought of doing that had me all excited. Welcome to another week with Caseing The Catty Crew.

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I decided on this birthday card project, which is featured on Page 70 of the Annual catalogue…

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… and I created this with it…

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So I changed up the colours, using Mint Macaron as my cardbase. I kept the vellum, as I really liked that. I stamped one simple large element – the Filigree from Flourish Filigree stamp set in the Holiday catalogue, in Real Red ink.

I embossed the sentiment from the Hearts Come Home stamp set, which is in the Holiday section of the Annual Catalogue. I heat embossed it with White embossing powder on black cardstock just like the catalogue project. I love how this worked with the black line work on the vellum. I cut a flag to one end on my sentiment.

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I used the Real Red 1/8” Ribbon to finish off with. I adhered my vellum on with Snail adhesive, because you wont see the adhesive, so that was nice and easy. The stamped white layer and the embossed sentiment are adhered with dimensionals.

Next up in the hop is Sandra Collett.

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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 2nd.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Online Extravaganza sales START FRIDAY

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It all starts this Friday – November 23rd. Some of the biggest sales of the year are happening, which means some of the biggest savings are too! This year Stampin’ Up! are throwing a spectacular six-day promotion with exclusive, limited-time deals, broken up into 3 x 48 hour specials.

Get ready for Online Extravaganza 2018!

Here is what it looks like…

PAPER & EMBELLISHMENTS

NOVEMBER 23 -24

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For these two days, enjoy these items at 10% off:

Bags, Brads and Buttons, Cards and Envelopes, Cardstock, Designer Series Paper, Embossing material, Glitter, Ribbons, Twine, Specialty Paper, Tags, Washi Tape

STAMPS & KITS

NOVEMBER 25 -26

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For these two days, enjoy these items at 10% off:

Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount and photopolymer), Project kits, Card kits, Kit refills, Memories & More, Punch box kits

 

STAMPS & KITS

NOVEMBER 27 -28

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For these two days, enjoy these items at 10% off:

Adhesives, Applicators, Cleaners, Cutting tools, Embossing folders, Framelits and Thinlits, Ink Pads, Ink refills, Markers, Punches, Scoring Tools, Stamp blocks and cases.

 

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Shop online and enter code 3HRFE7R3 at checkout to enter this month Mystery Host Rewards draw. (for orders less than $250).

Or contact me and I can help you with your order:

THE FINE PRINT:

There are EXCLUSIONS though, such as Hosts stamp set, Big Shot and Stamparatus plus Bundles will not receive any further discounts.

plus…
  • All specials start and end at Midnight on the dates shown. This means discounted pricing for items featured in this promotion will be available only during each allotted 48-hour sales period (e.g., discounted cardstock will available only during Paper & Embellishments sale; discounted ink pads will be available only during Tools & Ink sale). No exceptions.
  • Item quantities are limited. So, depending on inventory levels, discounted pricing may or may not be available for items featured in the promotion throughout the entirety of each 48-hour sale.

 

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC204 – Favourite Holiday Big Shot Project

The CASEing The Catty Crew are back hopping after an extended challenge last time, with some great ideas around Big Shot projects from the Holiday catalogue. Welcome if you have hopped over from Peta, or if you are joining me here.

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It was really hard choosing a favourite Big Shot project in the Holiday catalogue as there are just so many great ones, but I created a card based on these projects from the catalogue…

Both use the Big Shot and this is where the inspiration took me…

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I used the decorative corner die from the Detailed Deer thinlit dies in reverse. I had to keep a few elements to stick back in to the design, so that the negative image would work. I backed my project on some Very Vanilla cardstock, and then echoed that on the front with the large stamped sentiment.

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I used the positive die cuts to frame the top of the sentiment and tied a bow from that gorgeous Merlot/Copper two tone ribbon. I finished off with some Rhinestones that I coloured with my Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends to match.

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Next up in the hop is ever 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, November 25th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Happiness Blooms at OnStage IV

I love the Memories and More product line, it’s great as it’s so versatile. I was so excited to see that the Happiness Blooms suite will have a coordinating Memories and More card pack and Notecard and envelope pack.

The card pack is really awesome as it features two sticker sheets, 6 single-sided specialty cards with a shiny spot varnish, plus the regular 6×4” 4×3” cards.

Here I have used some of the feature cards and teamed them up with the Notecard and envelope pack to make some cards really quickly and easily. You can keep card making with Memories and More really simple like the card on the right here….

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Or you can step it up a little by adding in a few elements, like I did with the card on the left. Here I cut out the sentiment and layered it over some coordinating cardstock – I chose Pineapple Punch to coordinate with the stamens – and finished it off with some silver metallic thread. I popped it back on using dimensionals.

 

Here I have used another feature card on a notecard base and added some simple punched shapes from the Designer paper pack using some of the coordinating Bitty Bloom punches.

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While this did take a little more time, partly because I can be indecisive, I “Umed” and “Aghed” over where to place my flowers, it was easy enough to complete. I used some dimensionals to pop up some of the flowers to help add some interest.

 

This next card was our Make & Take at OnStage, what I really liked about this was here, we used the cards cut to size. So the strip of blue for our sentiment was cut down from the 4×3” card, there is another card backing the stamped image. We even got to use one of the specialty cards, here we cut a flag to one end and layered it on the cardbase, when you move it slightly back and forth – it shines. We all love shine and bling don’t we?!

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But of course the cards are designed for Memory Keeping as well, and I think there is a great combination of journaling and filler cards in both sizes. Here I have created a page for my Alaska album. I have added some stickers over some photo pockets…

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I have also added some stamped images over the top of one of the filler card to create my own decorative one to suite my theme.

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And because the printed design of these card match the stamps, it really easy to create a cover page for your daily album.

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As you can see, there is so much to get busy with in just the Memories and More section of this suite.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CI45 – Happiness Blooms at OnStage III

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So sometimes it takes looking at something in a different colour to know if it’s going to work for you. That’s what I have done with today’s Happiness Blooms at OnStage post. I’ve created a card in this fortnights colour challenge for Colour INKspiration.

Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Tanya Bell. Our colour challenge this fortnight centres on 2017-2019 InColour range. I can’t believe we only have a little over six months before these awesome colours retire….

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I’ve used the Bloom by Bloom stamp set to show you how it these stamps can work in a different colour combination. Take a look…

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So here I have used the large Tulip stamp and inked it in Powder Pink, then I used a sponge dauber to apply some Berry Burst ink to the top of the flower and down the sides a little. I stamped this first and then stamped the large stem in Tranquil Tide. Next was the smaller stem, off to the side followed by the smaller tulip coloured the same way.

That a great tip too by the way…. I found, in some cases, stamping the flower image first was easier. It would allow me to position it and angle it just the way I wanted it to sit. Then adding the stem later fitted in easy.

I finished off my tulips by adding some stamen in Lemon Lime Twist ink. I layered the Whisper White stamped cardstock on some Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and wrapped a piece of the Ombre ribbon around before apply dimensions. Then attached it to my Berry Burst cardbase.

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I tied a separate bow in the Ombre ribbon and attached it to the card with a glue. Then stamped the the sentiment in Tranquil Tide ink beneath the raised feature.

I really enjoyed making these, so made a few…

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#simplestamping and layering techniques really are winners!

Next up in the hop is amazing Denita.

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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, November 26th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Happiness Blooms at OnStage II

Seriously, look at all those image stamps in the Bloom by Bloom stamp set! I bet your wondering what on earth to do with some of them. I know I was… at first…

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Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, which I kicked off this series of posts, this set features 17 different stamps and they are all images – no sentiments here. Again, this creates versatility as we are not locked in to any one occasion.

With so many images featuring bold strong shapes, you can create flowers with some by teaming them up with either of the stems. Or you can do what I have done here and create a background pattern.

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Here, I stamped images randomly over some Whisper White cardstock in coordinating colour ink. I layered this over some of the Happiness Blooms designer paper, I used the pattern design that is shades of Call Me Clover so that is blended rather than competed.

 

That’s a good tip I tend to employ when using Designer Paper packs like this one. An effective way to use paper that features bold colours and/or busy patterns, is to team them up with a monochromatic. This way, the patterns blend together and the colours stop competing with each other. Like this…

I think the 2018 InColour Designer Paper stack is going to be a BFF to the Happiness Blooms pack… just take a look at the monochromatic coordinating happening here…

 

I offset the stamped layer and the DSP so they sit on angles to each other over the cardbase in Call Me Clover. I embossed the front with the Dot to Dot textured impressions embossing folder.

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I love this fun polka-a-dot pattern, it coordinates with patterns in the DSP and the Memories and More cards too. But I also like how other existing trims, like the Polka-a-Dot Tulle ribbon, coordinate too.

I used some of the gorgeous Calypso Coral satin ribbon from the suite and some more DSP under the sentiment, which came from the Tropical Chic stamp set. Here I have stamped Calypso Coral ink on the same colour cardstock, to help it blend.

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Then to top it off, I have punched a flower from the DSP with another shape in the Bitty Bloom punch pack and topped this off, and some of the stamped flowers, with my favourite the enamel dots.

I’ll be back tomorrow with some more sneak peaks of this amazing suite.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Happiness Blooms at OnStage

I have some very exciting new to share… I had the honour of presenting a Product Spotlight at Stampin’ Up!’s Melbourne (Australia) OnStage event at the weekend.

Just in case you are not sure, a Product Spotlight is when we demonstrators get to see a whole new suite of products coming in the next catalogue. It’s usually presented by another demonstrator, who has worked with Stampin’ Up! staff to ensure the presentation works well.

It was truly a great experience and certainly a nerve-racking one, as presenting means up on a stage in front of more 500 demonstrators and Stampin’ Up! staff. Weeks of planning and preparing came together really well and I was so excited to have over-come nervousness to deliver the important information I had discovered first about the products in this suite.

 

So I thought I would share with you a project each day, for the next little bit to help inspire your creativity with this suite and offer some extra tips and tricks, I discovered when working with this suite. This will help you when you buy the products and begin using them.

I presented the Happiness Blooms suite and I know when you receive your catalogues from next month, you are going to love all the products that make up this suite.

This first project was one of my favourite creations using a little something from almost all the products. It’s a great way to introduce them to you too.

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The main feature is that gorgeous tulip stamp. It comes from the Bloom by Bloom stamp set, which is photopolymer and features 17 different stamps. It only has image stamps too, so we can team it up with another stamp set for a sentiment, making it really versatile.

Here I have fussy cut two of the stamped images, which is easy to do as they are nice clean flat shapes. I’ve used two of this years In-Colours – Call Me Clover and Pineapple Punch.

The tulip is framed by those angles – on the left we have Lovely Lipstick cardstock (another In-Colour) and here I have embossed it with the Dot to Dot textured impression embossing folder. It features a fun polka-dot pattern which is echoed in other products, so you’ll find it easy to coordinate. On the right, is my favourite pattern from the Designer Series Paper pack. I love this one – the Pineapple Punch just pops right out of the Night of Navy background. It’s 12”x12” and features strong flat floral designs on one side and generic patterns on the other. The pack itself features bold colours and shapes. (Stay tuned I have some great tips coming on how to work with those).

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I have used one of the four mini punches from the Bitty Bloom Punch Pack – here I have punched out some flowers from the patterns in the DSP. Last, I have topped them with some of those gorgeous little Enamel Dots – OMG, I’m so in love with these, it’s not funny. You are going to see them everywhere!

 

So stayed tuned to my blog this week, for more project ideas with this gorgeous new suite coming in the Occasions Catalogue in January 2019.

It was truly an honour to have been asked by Stampin’ Up! to present the Happiness Blooms suite, certainly a career milestone.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC203 – Case Hostess Sets

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There are some really great ideas featured in the host rewards section of both catalogues. I’m not sure if you venture down in to those sections, may be not if you don’t think you’ll earn any of those rewards, however there are some really great idea to inspire your projects in there.

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This is the space Caseing The Catty are drawing inspiration from this week. Welcome if you are joining me here, or if you have hopped over from Julia Quinn.

I really like the Coral card design featured above in the bottom left corner. Its’ the one with the doily, and this week I have adapted the design to suit a Christmas theme. I love a great card design, they can be adapted for any occasion can’t they?

Here is what I came up with…

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Instead of stamping my background, I embossed with the Softly Falling EF, my cardbase and background are Cherry Cobbler.

I used the doily in the same location – these pearlized doilies are just wonderful. Here I featured the Festive Farmhouse Designer Paper, which I just love, love, love… but then I wanted a zing of colour, so went for Lemon, Lime Twist cardstock and die cut the “Merry”… from Merry Christmas to all thinlit die set.

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I teamed it up with some Tranquil Tide Velvet ribbon, the text of that is just amazing and coordinates beautiful with Lemon Lime. I stamped the Christmas in Cherry Cobbler and beneath it I fixed some punched Sprigs from Tranquil Tide colour of Glimmer paper, which comes from the Joyous Noel suite.

I like how it has come up, a modern take on some traditional Christmas elements.

Next up in the hop is Peta Stephen.

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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. This challenge theme actually runs for two weeks – as most of us demonstrators are away to OnStage next weekend. So you have extra time to play along as this challenge closes 6pm Sunday night, November 18.

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Snowflake showcase

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This month is all about these five great products…

 

 

I love how these products can be so versatile… one stamp set, one design used with different colours will give you cards for different occasions. Take a look….

This principle can be applied to any stamp set of course, but it really works beautifully with this one, the Happiness Surrounds stamp set.

Want to see more… check out Stampin’ Up! YouTube video…

 

These are available for this month only, be sure to purchase your supplies by November 30th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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