Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop – Garden Wishes

Hello and welcome to our Ink. Stamp. Share monthly blog hop. Our theme this month is Spring/Summer Sale-A-Bration and I chose the Garden Wishes stamp set for a floral take on this theme.

I wanted to show a softer card using the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper. For the design of this card, I began by choosing my colour palette. I started off by picking Misty Moonlight which was a colour in the DSP. I do this quite often as it gives me a starting point to pick my coordinating colours. Plus with our amazing colour coordinated products it’s just easy to match cardstock and embellishments.

I watercoloured a panel of Shimmery White Cardstock with Pool Party and Misty Moonlight as a backdrop for the dandelion. Watercolouring is a great technique for achieving a soft look to your projects. Then I added some extra leaves die cut from Soft Sea Foam cardstock. Some extra colour was added with Granny Apple Green and Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends. The edges of the flower and leaves were sponged with Soft Suede giving some warmth to the stark white edges.

Some Bumblebee Gingham Trim ties in with the dandelion and I’ve added a cute Ladybug Trinket to embellish the card. Isn’t it cute?

I hope my project inspires you to use your Designer Series Paper with alternate colour palettes and have fun creating! Thanks for stopping by and please leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from you.

Click on the Next button to see Jo Blackman’s beautiful project and check out all the inspiration from all our blog participants.

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Alison Carter

Laura Mackie

Libby Fens

Sue McDonald

Nicole Mahler

Sue Allen

Karen Egan

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Stacey Marsh

Mo Rootes

Kim Price

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Sharon Dalton

Gez Carpenter

Tracie St-Louis

Tricia Butts

Deb Naylor

Jill Chapman

Rochelle Laird-Smith – you are here

Jo Blackman

Donna Coffman

Donna Lester

Victoria Littlewood

Annette Elias

Dana Sullivan

Susan Simpson

If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you with your crafting supplies. Contact me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or stampingflair@yahoo.com for a copy of the latest catalogue or help in selecting the best products to suit your crafting needs.

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New at SU Blog Hop – Love & Hearts

It’s time for our New at SU Blog Hop and we are bringing to you lots of love and hearts in time for Valentine’s Day next month or perhaps any other ‘hearty’ occasion.

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I’ve used the Always in my Heart bundle and the Forever & Always bundle on this card. The entire Love you Always suite is a bumper suite with heaps of beautiful products. The foil is gorgeous and the black and white True Love DSP is a must have from this catalogue.

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I used a Smoky Slate card base to bring out the beauty of the DSP. The heart from the Floral Hearts Dies, die cuts the beautiful filigree heart and also die cuts the centre heart so you get 2 hearts at the same time. I die cut a second set from Basic White cardstock and stamped my sentiment on it.

I kept the card sketch simple to let the foil heart stand out as it’s just such lovely delicate look. This sentiment is perfect to celebrate a Wedding Anniversary.

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Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you have enjoyed the card I have shared with you. Click on the Next Blog button to see Jennette Gauthier’s project.

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Tricia’s Stamping Creations – Kangaroo & Company

Creative Juice by Loni – Treasures of Life

Sugar & Scraps – Heartfelt

Gifted Hands, Ink! – Love Always & Many Hearts Dies

As the Ink Dries – Lots of Hearts

Stamping Flair – Always in My Heart (you are here)

Carterie Plus – Heartfelt

Scraphexe – Lots of Hearts/Ganz viel Herz

A Little Kinder – Lots of Hearts

24/7 Inkspiration – Love You Always

Stampin’ Scrapper – Forever & Always


If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you with your crafting supplies. Contact me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or stampingflair@yahoo.com for a copy of the latest catalogue or help in selecting the best products to suit your crafting needs.

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aWow Blog Hop – Favourite Inspiration

Hi crafty friend,

Welcome to our first Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop for 2021. I always look forward to this blog hop as we have some fun and unique themes to work with. Our general theme for this month is Our Favorite Inspiration Source with a specific focus on the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog and January-February 2021 Sale-a-Bration products. Chris Smith, one of our team members, came up with this fun idea.

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There are so many things than can inspire me – the beautiful work of other crafters, Pinterest (yes, I too do spend way more time than I should on it!), current home decor, seasons, colours. However, the one thing that inspires me the most is our Stampin’ Up! catalogues. These catalogues are pages and pages of inspiration. Countless times I go to it to get sketch ideas, colour combinations (like who would think of Real Red and Flirty Flamingo?), techniques, class ideas.

Just last week, I was in a complete creative shut down and couldn’t get anything happening in the craft room so I pulled out the Mini Catalogue and did a complete CASE of a card. This got me out of a creative rut.

Something else that can inspire my creativity are sketches. I LOVE card sketches or layouts. These just help me in my creative process. So today, I’ve combined both and picked a sketch from the new Mini Catalogue for my cards.

I’ve CASEd the ‘happily ever after’ card from Page 10 and used the Berry Blessings Stamp Set and Berry Delightful DSP. These 2 products are a free bundle which can be earned until 28th February with a $180 order.

I love this bright and cheerful Designer Series Paper which combines with the sentiments of the Sweet Strawberry stamp set to create such fun cards. This stamp set is a two-step stamp set but as I had run out of Poppy Parade ink refill, I used my Stampin’ Blends to colour the strawberries in. I stamped the leaves in Pear Pizzazz, adding a bit of extra colour with the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends to tie in with the colouring used on the strawberries.

The vellum softens the strength of those Poppy Parade checks. I added a head embossed sentiment on Basic Black cardstock to pop against the bright colours.

This next card uses the Berry Blessings stamp set and I used the same card sketch. Just changing the stamp and the DSP sheet can alter the entire look of the card. I embossed the Vellum with the Painted Texture Embossing Folder to create a different look to my first card.

I hope you have been inspired by my cards to use your catalogues as a tool for getting lots of creative ideas. Thank you for stopping by my blog today and make sure to check out all the other beautiful projects made by the ladies on our team. Next on our hop is Cheryll Miller. Please click on the Next Blog button to see her lovely creation.

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Angela Meiritz-Reid – NZ

Tatiana Tobin – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU (you are here)

Cheryll Miller – AU

Melissa Gifford – AU

Ximena Morales – DE

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

Tina Zinck – CA

Annette Ball – CA

Angie McKenzie – US

Wendy Lee – US

Shel Anderson – CA

Chris Smith – US

Anne Marie Hile – US

Brenda Nelson – CA

Tricia Butts – US

Elaine de Montmorency – CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – US

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Cheryl Hamilton – US

Teri West – US


If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you with your crafting supplies. Contact me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or stampingflair@yahoo.com for a copy of the latest catalogue or help in selecting the best products to suit your crafting needs.

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Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop – Something New!

Hi, Welcome to our first Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop. I am so thrilled to have been invited by my friend Angie Mackenzie to be part of this. Our hop is featuring something new and with 35 of us sharing lots of projects you are going be filled with inspiration as you hop around with us.

I chose the beautiful Sand & Sea suite to create my card for this inaugural hop. You will find the products from Pages 40-42 of the new Stampin’ Up! mini catalogue. This is one of my favourite suites. I tend to get drawn to anything beachy and with it’s soft colours it’s just a lovely suite.

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The dies, stamp set and embossing folder all coordinate perfectly in this suite. I used the large die and then stamped the detail in the shells. Then I cut apart the individual shells so that I could layer them.

I added some of the Gilded Leafing embellishment on the leaves. This is such a gorgeous product and by adding it to the leaves it tied in well with the ribbon I had chosen.

Thank you for taking the time to visit me here at Stamping Flair in Melbourne. I hope I have inspired you to create some beachy project. Click on the Next Blog button to visit Teri West.

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Angie McKenzie 

●  Jo Blackman 

●  Jan Musselman 

Tricia Butts 

● Shel Anderson

● Libby Fens 

Gez Carpenter 

●  Sue Allen 

●  Karen Henderson

Elaine de Montmorency 

● Leonie Stuart 

● Mo Rootes

Linda Moore 

● Annette Ball 

● Jill Chapman

Ann Krucek 

● Susan Webster 

● JoAnn Pollock

Narelle Fasulo 

● Terry Hamilton 

● Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Susan Simpson 

● Danielle Kassing 

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Ilse van Vliet 

Cheryll Miller 

● Rochelle Laird-Smith – you are here

Teri West 

Chris Smith 

● Melissa Gifford

Vicki Milyard 

● Anne Marie Hile 

● Aurélie Fabre 

Mikaela Titheridge 

● Alejandra Gomez


If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you with your crafting supplies. Contact me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or stampingflair@yahoo.com for a copy of the latest catalogue or help in selecting the best products to suit your crafting needs.

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Stamp ‘n Hop – Sale-A-Bration/Mini Catalogue

Hello and welcome to Stamping Flair in Melbourne. I’m blog hopping with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and we are creating mainly with brand new products from the January – June Mini Catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

Sale-A-Bration is a very exciting time for us crafters because it means we can add more stash for FREE into our craft collections! Any order over $90 which you place until the 28th February will earn you a free product from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. So the more you buy, the more free products you earn. Exciting right?

I’ve chosen to work with the gorgeous Forever and Always bundle and give a twist on the colours which are part of this suite. I absolutely love the entire suite and the colours are so me. Pink and natural colours … so good. However, I like to try some different colours. The black and white colour combination of the True Love Designer Series Paper is so striking and can work with so many colours and projects.

The flowers from the Forever and Always stamp set are just so beautiful and they don’t even need to be coloured in to create a lovely focal point.

I hope this project inspires you to get in the craft room and get creative. Thank you so much for stopping by and please continue the hop by visiting the talented Laura Mackie by clicking on the Next Blog button.

If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you with your crafting supplies. Contact me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or stampingflair@yahoo.com for a copy of the latest catalogue or help in selecting the best products to suit your crafting needs.


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Esad January-June 2021 Mini & Sale-a-Bration Hop

Welcome to Stamping Flair. I’m Rochelle Laird-Smith and I’m a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator based in Blind Bight, a coastal village in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Today, I’m blog hopping with fellow demonstrators from the ESAD Facebook Group which is just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. We will be sharing lots of projects from the new January-June Mini Catalogue. So sit back and enjoy as you visit all the blogs.

My cards today feature the Forever & Always bundle and other products from the Love You Always Suite. This suite comprises 2 stamp sets and 2 die sets along with beautiful Designer Series Paper, Specialty DSP, Foil sheets and lots of other accessories.

The Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper comes in a pack of Blushing Bride, Rococo Rose and Sahara Sand which has foil detailing on them. I’ve used the Sahara Sand sheet on my cards.

The True Love Designer Series Paper is perfect for any occasion as all the images and patterns are black and white. I coloured the flowers on one of the sheets in a combination of Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends which I then fussy cut. These monochromatic sheets provide so many creative possibilities.

I kept my next card similar, just adding a little bit of background stamping in Sahara Sand. For a nice crisp border, I cut a 1cm strip of the True Love DSP.

The stamp and dies can create several different sentiment combinations.

All these products will be available for order from the 5th of January. During Sale-A-Bration, orders over $90 made between 5th of January and 28th of February will earn a free product from the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration catalogue. There is no limit to the free products you can earn. It’s our best sale of the year!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I do hope you have been inspired by the projects I have shared with you. Please click the Next Blog button to see Odette Kermode’s creation.

  1. Rachael Lewsley
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Denise Buetler
  4. Narelle Fasulo
  5. Lou Kitzelman
  6. Rebecca Scurr
  7. Cheryl Algie
  8. Monique Fielder
  9. Richelle Fletcher
  10. Rochelle Laird- Smith – you are here
  11. Odette Kermode
  12. Jenny Hayward
  13. Wendy Hodkinson

If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you with your crafting supplies. Contact me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or stampingflair@yahoo.com for a copy of the latest catalogue or help in selecting the best products to suit your crafting needs.