Sunday, November 27, 2016

Look again at those hostess sets with CTC#106

Have you looked at our Hostess Sets lately?  Sometime we get so caught up on all the fabulous NEW things, we forget to look as those little treasures hidden in the hostess pages - and they really are very special!  This week we are using these little wonders to inspire our creative challenge to CASE the Catty (Copy and Share Everything).

And, as I'm totally looking at Christmas at the moment, I chose this great little card as my springboard.  This set on page 201 of our Annual Catalogue has some gorgeous greetings for Birthday, Christmas, and any time really!  It's called appropriately Time of Year.

I've cased the card layout very closely, but changed to my (current) favourite colours of Bermuda Bay, with a touch of Island Indigo and white/silver highlights.

See that lovely spotty background there?  Did you wonder where I found this paper?  It's the 'oh so versatile' Irresistibly Floral Specialty DSP in the dotty design and sponged with Bermuda Bay to the intensity of colour that I was looking for.  

And isn't that gorgeous big greeting and font so lovely!  It  really does make this card SAY SOMETHING!!  And what else do I love about my card?  I really love the extra bling of the silver sequin trim, the little bermuda sequins shining on the holly berries, and that little corner detail on the central panel - such a simple idea, yet it looks so cool!! (and easy peasy to do with the little 1/2" circle punch on each corner)  Thank you Stampin' Up! again for your awesome inspiration in our Catalogue!!!

Now it's time for you to continue your fun Sunday night blog hop and see the fantabulous and amazing creations brought to YOU from the rest of the design team.  Make sure you hop all the way around and totally feel free to comment and join in the fun too!!  We love the conversations we have with you AND we love seeing all your creative projects too.  We are thrilled to inspire you and share with you our love of Stamping AND our great Stampin' Up! catalogues!

Here's the link to add your awesome projects!!

And for the complete list of the team OR if you get lost along the way, you can use this link to head on over to our Sunday Blog post.

And see you next week for more amazing inspiration!!!

If you are interested in purchasing any items I've used in my project OR you want to check out the amazing specials currently on offer, you can head on over to my online store using this link HERE.

Online Extravaganza

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Did you check out the awesome specials in our ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA????

Online Extravaganza

There are only a couple of days left for you to get yourself an AWESOME EARLY CHRISTMAS GIFT?  
What are you waiting for?  
You could be adding 
stamp sets,
 cardmaking kits,
 project kits,
washi tape,
or glimmer paper
 to YOUR Christmas stocking 
or give these as gifts that you KNOW your family and friends will LOVE
.........AND you're getting a discount into the bargain.  

This is a wonderful opportunity for you and it's happening RIGHT NOW!!

And this totally adorable angel features in one of the discount stamp sets too - how can you resist?

Stitched from the Heart

And while you're there, make sure you check out the fantastic bargains to be had until the end of the month where there are stamp sets at 25% off!!  These all coordinate with our new Stitched Shapes Framelits which will be feature in our NEW Catalogue next year!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Aren't cute little Christmas cards just gorgeous?

Do you love those cute cards at Christmas time?  Then this one is for you!!  I've CASED this card from the first page of the Holiday Catalogue - but used different stamp sets!

I'm on the team at SUO!

Over at SUO Challenges we are featuring Holiday Cuteness and challenging you to enter in the fun and show us YOUR Holiday Cuteness too!!

Recipe List for you:
Stamp Sets - Foxy Friends, Holly Jolly Greetings
Paper - Soft Sky and Whisper White
Ink - Tangerine Tango, Garden Green, Soft Sky, Soft Suede
Extras - Warmth & Cheer Washi Tape, Fox Builder Punch, Thick White Bakers Twine, Silver Enamel Shapes, Circles Framelits, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Foam Strips, Window Sheet

So Exciting - lots of specials in our Extravaganza!!

Make sure you head on over to my online store to see the wonderful specials for THIS WEEK ONLY.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Another Sneak Peek in the Fancy Frost Chapter for CTC#105

Hello and Welcome Again to our Sunday night Blog Hop!!
This week, we are CASEing projects from the Fancy Frost Chapter of our Holiday Catalogue,
and I've used this cute little project on page 42 featuring Glamper Greetings as my inspiration!!

I got to use a NEW stamp from our upcoming Sale-a-bration offering to give you a fantastic sneak peek!!

Most of the cards is pretty similar to the original - and I've used the Tasty Trucks stamp set instead of that awesome caravan.  It's a bit tricky to see in the photo but I used some of the fine tip glue pen on the tyres, cupcakes and awning so they have some texture and are really glossing in real life!!

Now it's time for you to continue on the hop and see the rest of our amazing design team and their projects for this week!!

And please feel free to join in our fun challenge this month by adding your projects as this link.

For the complete list of the design team, you can use the link to our blog.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

CTC#104 Stampin' Up Inspiration from Petals & Paisley

Hello and Welcome along to our Sunday Night Blog Hop where we CASE the Catty and you get to hop through the entire design team for inspiration and creativity.  

This week, we are featuring the lovely Petals and Paisley Suite from our Holiday Catalogue, and I have CASED (Copy and Selectively Edited) this project from page 46.

I've kept the same layout, and changed some of the colours and stamps.  I've used the lovely Irresiistibly Floral Specialty Designer Paper and sponged over the top with Smoky Slate, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay using our lovely sponge brayer.

The stamped greetings and the framelit edging are a little sneak peek from our upcoming Occasions Catalogue - from the Falling in Love Suite.  One of the wonderful benefits of being a demonstrator is going along to our Onstage training event and then getting to see and use products before everyone else!!  I'm so grateful my friend Naomi encouraged me to join Stampin' Up! 10 years ago!!

Now it's time for you to continue your hop through the whole design team.  I really love seeing the wonderful projects and ideas that our whole team shares!!

And when you've been through everyone, make sure you join the fun and add your project into our monthly challenge using the link below.

If you get lost along the way, head on over to our blog and you'll see links to all the projects from the whole design team.

Thank you for visiting, and we hope to see you again next Sunday evening for some more great inspiration!!

For any supplies, shop here at my online store

Friday, November 11, 2016

It's all about the giving to each other.

Stampin' Up! demonstrators are a creative lot!!  But you already know that!
They are also a very giving and sharing breed too.

When we go away for a Stampin' Up! event, one of the gorgeous traditions is to create 'pillow gifts' for our roomies.  I stayed with 4 other delightful ladies who are very dear friends, and these are my gifts I gave to them.

I used all of my favourite images from the Serene Scenery paper stack and make bookmarks, 
and also create a 'book-like' gift box full or yummy choccies.

You'll have to visit again another day when I show you all the gorgeous gifts I received in return!!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

My swaps for Onstage Brisbane #Onstage2016

One of the most wonderful parts of any Stampin' Up! event is 'swapping' cards, ideas, and getting to know other demonstrators.  I'm part of a couple of different groups, so I was able to participate in 3 different swaps!!  This Father Christmas Card is actually an ATC trading size card - 3" x 4".  You'll have to visit again another day to see all 30 of the ATC swaps that I collected - they look fabulous!!

This Touches of Texture card is the swap I used to get to know new people at OnStage.  I tried to swap with some people who were experiencing a Stampin' Up! event for the first time - there are just so many lovely lovely people who all love to create and share their inspirational ideas!!  

And my final swap is the one I made for the CASEing the Catty blog hop team (CTC) and we swapped full cards featuring products from the current Holiday Catalogue.  I chose to feature Star of Light in Non-traditional Christmas Colours.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Time to show YOU!

For the past few weeks, I've been working on some NEW goodies which feature in our upcoming Occasions Catalogue.

All of these projects feature stamps, framelits and accessories from the Sending Love Suite.

From 4th January 2017, you'll be able to purchase some of these gorgeous new products.

And you'll be totally prepared for Valentines Day........

or any other time when you need to send love to your family and friends....

The suite features some lovely Real Red and Whisper White designer series paper in a 6" x 6" stack.

The stamp set features lots of little hearts, 

floral images,

and some lovely greetings which a gorgeous font.

The suite has coordinating framelits for the hearts,

and also some cute little notelets.

Another gorgeous accessory in this suite are the lovely Wooden sending love embellishments.

There are 36 pieces in all - 6 each of 6 designs - hearts and flowers.

I'm sure you'll agree that this is a really versatile Suite!!

And, you'll find lots of opportunites to use all these cute little goodies!!

Call me to get your catalogue, and you could soon be creating some gorgeous projects too!!

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