Friday, April 27, 2018

Fancy Friday Blog Hop | Case the Occasions Catty Challenge

Hello Stamping Friends! Welcome to another Fancy Friday Blog Hop. This months challenge is inspired by the Occasions Catalogue! Select a project and recreate it in your own way! Some of the creations that may inspire you are found on pages 6, 22, 41 and 46.

 If you've not hopped with us before we are a group of past and present Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Members. We still love blog hopping together so have a blog hop once a month with everything fun and fancy and showing what we love!

 I was inspired by the little note card found on pg 22 of the Occasions Catalogue but recreated/CASED (copy and selectively edit) it with some products from the Share What You Love Suite that will be available to customers come May 1st.

I ended up making 12 little note cards in 3 different designs and then will bundle them up together to make a cute, handmade gift. Might even be fantastic as a hostess gift for your upcoming workshop, especially through May when the Share What You Love promotion is running. I'm not sure what caught my eye about this little note card, but I really liked the layout of it.

I used the floral and leaf images from the Love What You Do stamp set but kept the same layout for each little 3"x3" note card. The Rich Razzleberry flower in the middle I stamped on to Shimmery White cardstock and then just used my aqua painted to move the ink around before it completely dried.

Each note card has a layer of the beautiful Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, a square die-cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies and then embossed with the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder. I love the look of the embossed square die-cut and that it only shows a part of the impressions from the embossing folder.

All of the cards have the 'Thank' again from the Love What You Do stamp set. When stamping the 'Thank' covered up the You from the stamp with some washi tape so I could eliminate the you when stamping down the 'Thank'. The 'You' on all the cards comes for one of my most used stamp sets - Teeny Tiny Sentiments. I love the mixture of the two fonts for a fun and different look.

Because the cards are quite busy with the DSP, embossing and then the cut out images it really only needed the Share What you Love Artisan Pearls to finish them all off.

You could make a little box to put these cards in or just tie them together with some beautiful ribbon for a beautiful note card set.

Why don't you look through any of the Stampin' Up! catalogues and use the projects as your next inspiration for your next creation. You'll be surprised as to what catches your eye and how you can change it up to make it your own.

Now on to my fabulous friend in New Zealand, Paula Dobson with her Fancy take on CASing the Occasions Catalogue.
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Friday, April 20, 2018

Global Design Project 134 | #GDP134 | Sketch Challenge | New Products Sneak Peek

Hi there stamping friends! Happy Friday! I hope that you are having a fabulous day! I've just received a BBB, code in the Stampin' Up! world for Big Brown Box, full of amazing new goodies due for release in the next couple on months. So with these amazing goodies I thought I would use some of them and play along with the Global Design Project - #GDP134. And they have my most favourite challenge - a sketch challenge.

I'm always a huge fan of a sketch challenge, so if I can get an opportunity to partake, I'm in! This sketch is fabulous for the challenge this week.  Here is my card and interpretation of the sketch with 6 Sneak Peek products on it.

I started with a Mint Macaron base and some stamping of the floral image around the border using the Love What You Do Stamp Set from the Share What You Love Suite, that customers can order 1st May 2018 ahead of the Catalogue Release. 

I suppose that you have heard the news of a Colour Revamp happening at Stampin' Up! when the new 2018 - 2019 Annual Catalogue starts come June 1st and Mint Macaron is coming back!!!! Happy dance happening here!!!! Lucky I still had some cardstock and the ink pad from when it was an In Colour from 2105 - 2017. Pays to be a hoarder sometimes! 

On the Mint Macaron base is a piece of the OH SO STUNNING and OH SO BEAUTIFUL Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. Can you tell I'm loving this paper? Ha! These laser-cut sheets are vanilla on one side and white on the other. One of the designs is a huge 12" x 12" pattern and the other designs have been made to cut out each section to embellish your cards. Love, Love, Love!!!

I've layered some vellum under the Laser-Cut paper to create a soft look and feel to the card. You could just let the cardstock colour show underneath the Laser-Cut paper for another fun look. I think the vellum really adds to the whole 'pretty' theme to the card.
Other new products on this card is a piece of the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet Ribbon, Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, and some Baker's Twine and a Silver Adhesive-backed Rose from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit. 
Lots of new goodies and lots to love, well I do, put them on your wish list now!
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Most of these products can't be ordered yet but it gives you an indication of what the product looks like .

Just Add Ink #405 | Inspiration Picture

Hello stamping friends! Another Friday, another Just Add Ink Challenge. A gorgeous inspiration challenge suggested by the fabulous Kelly Kent. What ever inspires you from the picture, use that as the basis for your creation and then go from there! The colours in the picture are rich, deep and luxurious with lots of timber features and loads of texture! I would love to have a rustic hideaway like this that's for sure!

I loved all that wood panelling in the picture and if you look real closely there is a vase on the bedside table with some gorgeous flowers in it. While the flowers in the picture are white I was in a colouring mood when making this card so I pulled out the Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers.

My card is a bit of a mix of Retiring Products, Products that are carrying over and some brand new ones too that you can get 1st June once the amazing 2018 - 2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalouge starts.

The gorgeous stamp set Birthday Blossoms is on the Retiring List, so get it while stocks last, and is fabulous for colouring. Either with the clustter of little flowers on the opposite corner of the card or the bigger bloom next to the sentiment! Super fun to colour and so easy to do with the Stampin' Blends.

I layered the front Whisper White panel on the fabulous Wood Textures DSP, thank goodness it's carrying over, and then also used a piece of the DSP, layering it with the Daffodil Delight Ribbon and the beautiful birthday sentiment.

Have you seen the little bit of the Peralized Doilies?? These will be coming out in the 2018 - 2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue and they are STUNNING, just sayin'! They have a pearlescent lustre on one side and just plain white on the other. The white side makes it perfect for you to customise it to the colour you want. Can't wait for you to get them too!

 Check out the rest of the amazing creations from the fabulous Just Add Ink Design Team gals and what inspired them. While you are checking out all those awesome creations, check out all the details on this weeks challenge and how you can enter your creation! Can't wait to see what inspires you!

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Stamp to Share International Design Team Blog Hop | Magical Day

Hello stamping friends! Welcome to another Stamp to Share Design Team Blog Hop. Stamp to share is a monthly blog hop featuring Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from the Stampin' Up! markets around the world. Once a month we feature projects made with one Stampin' Up! bundle to inspire you.

This month we are hoping with the very popular Magical Day Bundle featuring the world of mythical creatures and magical creations. This bundle is super cute and super fun and can be used for any occasion.

I've combined a rainbow of cardstock with the fun unicorn image from the Magical Day stamp set. Rainbows and unicorns go together, right?

I cut strips of Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Pool Party, Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder and then arranged them down the card for the rainbow look. Then with those same colours I coloured in the mane and tail of the unicorn using and aqua painter and picking up the colour out of the ink pad.

I stamped the star image over the card using Versamark and embossed it with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder. Over that I flicked Clear Wink of Stella for a fun sparkly look and then embellished the card with Silver Bakers Twine, Silver Metallic Thread and Silver Sequins.

While my card might be simple in its creation, I love all the colour and the bright fun rainbow look. Why not try and put some colours together to create your own rainbow colours.

Now on to Amy Koenders for her Magical Day fun.

If you get lost along the way here is the full list of the blog hop participants

Rochelle Blok - Australia  - You are here

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