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New at Su Blog Hop – Simple to Stepped Up

Welcome to our New at SU Blog and today we are sharing a variety of projects suitable for all levels of crafters. Each project will start with a Simple Stamping version, then it will be stepped up for the Avid crafter and the Artfully Avid crafter.

Pick what is best suited to your crafting needs and have fun creating. A Simple Stamping project is ideal if you are a beginner crafter or even if you are an experience crafter who is short on time or you just want something to create that is back to basics.

I’ve chosen the Peaceful Deer stamp set and it’s coordinating punch to create my Simple Stamping card. Punches are great for beginners and can give extra dimension to a project so simply. The deer was stamped in Gray Granite on Smoky Slate Cardstock as I wanted a lighter shade to the Gray Granite card base. A few stamped trees, some paper, a few sequins and this card is complete.

To step-up the next card for the Avid crafter, I’ve embossed the Pool Party panel with the Wintry Embossing Folder and added some ink blending in Pool Party and Tahitian Tide on the bottom of the White panel.

A die cut label adds more definition around the sentiment and some coordinating Gray Granite ribbon adds a sweet finishing touch.

A vellum banner was added providing a softness to this Artfully Avid card. I stamped the deer on Basic White Cardstock and coloured them with Stampin’ Blends.

To create the leaves I blended some Flirty Flamingo ink over White Cardstock. Then I die cut several sets of leaves. Along with the silver leaves and Snowfall Accents Puff Paint, these provide grounding for the deer.

I hope you have enjoyed the variations of this card and I would love to hear which one you would like to try out. Thank you for stopping by my blog and please make sure you follow the hop right through for lots of ideas on how you can step-up your projects.

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Please use Host Code for all orders under $250. If your order is over $250 then don’t use the Host Code as you will get your own Stampin’ Rewards.

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aWow Blog Hop – Sketch 102

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Welcome to our Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop where every 2nd Wednesday of the month, our team based around the world, share Stampin’ Up! inspiration. Today we’ve got a sketch challenge and we could choose one of these variations.

A couple of weeks ago I celebrated my big 50. As part of of my celebrations, over the entire month of September I shared a card each day created with a different sketch during my Sketchtember Challenge. So with today’s sketch I thought I’d do something a bit unusual for me and create a scrapbook page with the layout on the left.

A friend of my daughter Cassidy took 800 photos (yes you read that right) on the night of my party. I am still sifting through what to post on Facebook! Got to love a young lady who takes her party duties seriously. I thought a family photo would be nice to place in this page layout with a similar colour palette to my birthday celebrations which was pink, sage and gold.

I am not a scrapbooker but I do love creating these layouts and I like that I can display them in a frame or shadow box and change the pictures out.

I started by cutting an entire sheet of Hues of Happiness DSP to 3.5 cm strips. Now that took courage to chop that pretty paper. Have you seen the other side? Papercrafter struggles! Then I laid all the strips together and blended Polished Pink ink over some areas through a mask before assembling it on my Crumb Cake Cardstock. Did you know we have a range of 12″ x 12″ Cardstock in our entire colour range? This makes it so easy when creating larger projects or gift boxes.

I stamped several of the flowers from the Happiness Abounds stamp set in Crumb Cake ink. This provided a more subtle outline and blended with my colour palette well. I coloured them in with a mix of Stampin’ Blends as shown below.

How to colour the flowers

  • Stamp in Crumb Cake ink
  • Light Petal Pink over entire flower
  • Some shading with Dark Petal Pink
  • Highlights of Light Polished Pink through the centre and at the base of some petals
  • Light Crumb Cake for shadow and depth at base of some petals

How to colour the leaves

  • Stamp in Garden Green ink
  • Long highlight strokes at base with Light Soft Succulent
  • Filled in with Light Soft Sea Foam
  • Add Dark Soft Sea Foam on smaller leaves to add shading at base

The number ’50’ was on the cupcakes which I had on my birthday and adding this to my page gave meaning to why we call scrapbooking – memory keeping. Also better than having this laying in a drawer with no purpose – now it has a place!

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Thank you for stopping by my blog today and I hope you are inspired to create some scrapbook layouts and make those memories even more special. Products I have used on this project are listed at the bottom of this post. If you have any questions please get in touch with me.

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Next on our hop is the fabulous Cazz Boylan who loves a bit of pink as well! Please make sure you check out the beautiful creations of all our designers and leave us a comment as you travel with us around the world.

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Jan Clothier – NZ

Leonie Stuart – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU (you are here)

Cazz Boylan – AU

Cheryll Miller – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Ximena Morales – DE

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

Annette Ball – CA

Angie McKenzie – US

Wendy Lee – US

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – US

Chris Smith – US

Brenda Nelson – CA

Tricia Butts – US

Teri West – US

If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to help you with your crafting needs. I can be contacted on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email stampingflair@yahoo.com

HOW TO ORDER

Orders can be placed online or by contacting me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email: stampingflair@yahoo.com

Every order placed with me with will receive a handmade card and a sample pack of goodies. Orders over $90 will qualify for a free tutorial bundle with 40 tutorials.

Please use Host Code for all orders under $250. If your order is over $250 then don’t use the Host Code as you will get your own Stampin’ Rewards.

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If your order exceeds $169 then during October our Starter Kit gives you your choice of $283 worth of products for only $169 with free shipping and an ongoing 20-25% discount. So you get $114 worth of products totally FREE. I’d love for you to enjoy all the benefits of being part of my Gifted Stars team and enjoy all the perks.

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New at su Blog Hop – Simply Sale-a-Bration Tree Lot Dies

It’s #simplestamping at the New at SU Blog Hop today while we showcase our beautiful Sale-A-Bration products. Sale-A-Bration products are exclusive to this promotion which ends on 31st August and you can’t purchase them – they are yours FREE with a qualifying order. Every $90 you spend (in Australia) will qualify you for a free product from the Sale-A-Bration range.

We did have some guidelines in this hop – it had to be simple stamping and we could only add ONE accessory OR tool. Sometimes, simple can be the hardest to design but it made me go back to basics. My Sale-A-Bration product which is the Tree Lot Dies is a Tool therefore that sorted out my tool or accessory decision.

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Watercolouring is an easy technique and I would recommend this to a beginner stamper as it gives great results. For my card I created a watercoloured piece with the Trees for Sale stamp set and then cut it into smaller panels. This is a fun way to create an interesting background.

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The caravan from the Tree Lot Dies was die cut and paper-pieced for a cute addition to this card.

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Watch the video tutorial below

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you give this #simplestamping project a try. Sale-A-Bration products are available while supplies last so get your favourites while they are available. Please hop through with us and be inspired by all the beautiful projects that our team has to share.

If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to help you with your crafting needs. I can be contacted on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email stampingflair@yahoo.com

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HOW TO ORDER

Orders can be placed online or by contacting me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email: stampingflair@yahoo.com

All orders receive a handmade card and PDF tutorial. Orders over $90 receive a Tutorial Bundle for the month with 30 tutorials.

Please use Host Code for all orders under $250. If your order is over $250 then don’t use the Host Code as you will get your own Stampin’ Rewards.

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If your order exceeds $169 then our Starter Kit gives you your choice of $235 worth of products for only $169 with free shipping and an ongoing 20-25% discount. PLUS until 31st August you will receive a FREE 18 MONTH PLANNER with your Starter Kit. Get all the details here.

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aWow Blog Hop – Case a Team Member

This is such an exciting challenge this month at our Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop. We are CASEing a team member. This is always such a fun theme. This time however, there was the ‘twist’ thrown in by our awesome leader Angie Mackenzie. We weren’t just to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit, Copy and Share Everything – whatever your take is) but we were asked to get to know our fellow team member.

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The Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop team hop on the 2nd Wednesday of each month with time spanning around 24 hours from one end of the world to the other.

I had the honour of CASEing the super talented, Stampin’ Up! royalty (as I like to call her) Mikaela Titheridge from The Crafty Oink Pen in the UK. Mikaela’s work is beautiful and I have always admired the way she sets out her projects and all the detail she puts into her work. The opportunity to chat to her was so great and I had butterflies in my tummy (excited/nervous) prior to our Zoom call. After setting up a time (dodging time differences and busy schedules) we got together on Zoom for one hour of chatting about crafting, Stampin’ Up!, favourite colours, family, travel and more.

I requested Mikaela to show me some of her favourite creations. She chose a few – for varying reasons. This particular design she said she really enjoyed making and would have made it in other colours too.

As Pool Party and Granny Apple Green are two of her favourite colours I incorporated them into this card. I started by blending Pool Party ink around the Pool Party matte layer. Then I die cut the background using the Blossoming Happiness Dies from the centre of this piece.

Some additional leaves from the Lovely You stamp were stamped in Craft ink and heat embossed in White. Using a Water Painter, some splatter of Craft Ink were added.

With July being World Watercolouring month i watercoloured these flowers and leaves from the Hues of Happiness stamp set.

I insterspersed this with flowers from the Summer Shadows dies and Vellum leaves to resemble the background in Mikaela’s card. I used the scripty Vellum sheet which added a sweet detail. The larger leaves were die cut from White Cardstock and blended with Gray Granite ink. I sometimes prefer this to adding coloured Cardstock as it gives a softer look.

REVERSE CASE

For an additional twist, I chose to CASE Cheryl Hamilton from Create with Cheryl. Cheryl is CASEing me today and I can’t wait to see what she has to share. So, off we went on Zoom again. I had such a wonderful time getting to know beautiful Cheryl in Hawaii – a whole day behind us in Melbourne. So when this hop goes Lives she is just welcoming in Wednesday. Cheryl even said the traditionnal Aloha goodbye to me! Such a warm feeling on a cold winter’s day.

I CASEd a layout of a beautiful card that Cheryl created as I’m always up for a good sketch and I set out to create something that reminded me of Cheryl – something Hawaiian – beachy and sunny.

I liked the border on Cheryl’s card and for my card I created a similar effect by using the Seasonal Labels Dies. By just running one side through the die cutting machine you can get a pretty edge without cutting the whole label. This piece was blended with So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Sweet Sorbet ink.

The shells were die cut, embossed and watercoloured with Sweet Sorbet and Calypso Coral.

Of course there had to be waves and palm trees which I die cut in black to add contrast. White embossed card layered on a White card base brings out the pretty colours of this sunny card.

I have had such a fun time CASEing these amazing ladies and even more, getting to know them better. This is what Stampin’ Up! is all about – making friends with those I wouldn’t have even known if not for stamps, ink and paper. Thank you Angie Mackenzie for facilitating this group and making this possible.

Next up is the fabulous Cazz Boylan and you will want to check out her amazing project and be inspired by the CASEing of all the ladies in our team.

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Jan Clothier – NZ

Tatiana Tobin – AU

Leonie Stuart – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU (you are here)

Cazz Boylan – AU

Cheryll Miller – AU

Melissa Gifford – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

Annette Ball – CA

Angie McKenzie – US

Wendy Lee – US

Chris Smith – US

Teri West – US

Cheryl Hamilton – US

If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to help you with your crafting needs. I can be contacted on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email stampingflair@yahoo.com

HOW TO ORDER

Orders can be placed online or by contacting me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email: stampingflair@yahoo.com

All orders receive a handmade card and PDF tutorial. Orders over $90 receive a Tutorial Bundle for the month with 30 tutorials.

Please use Host Code for all orders under $250. If your order is over $250 then don’t use the Host Code as you will get your own Stampin’ Rewards.

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If your order exceeds $169 then our Starter Kit gives you your choice of $235 worth of products for only $169 with free shipping and an ongoing 20-25% discount. PLUS until 31st August you will receive a FREE 18 MONTH PLANNER with your Starter Kit. Get all the details here.

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Crafty Collaborations Watercolour Blog Hop

Watercolouring – aaah! One of my favourite techniques. I love the freedom it gives in that no 2 projects turn out the same. The water just ‘does it’s thing’!

Welcome to the Crafty Collaborations Watercolour Blog Hop. July is World Watercolour month so this blog hop is timely. You are going to be getting out your brushes and inks and getting messy.

I have chosen the ducks from the Stylish Sketches stamp set for my card today. They are just a picture book image and so cute.This stamp set is a free earn during Sale-A-Bration with an order of $90. The image was stamped in Saddle Brown Stazon ink and then watercoloured.

I have put together a Watercolour Pack which includes some of our basic products to get you started in watercolouring. Ordering the pack will qualify you for a FREE PRODUCT from Sale-A-Bration. Maybe you could choose the Stylish Sketches stamp set. The pack is fully customisable to suit your crafting needs.

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Watch video for all the details on how to create this card.

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If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to help you with your crafting needs. I can be contacted on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email stampingflair@yahoo.com

HOW TO ORDER

Orders can be placed online or by contacting me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email: stampingflair@yahoo.com

All orders receive a handmade card and PDF tutorial. Orders over $90 receive a Tutorial Bundle for the month with 30 tutorials.

Please use Host Code for all orders under $250. If your order is over $250 then don’t use the Host Code as you will get your own Stampin’ Rewards.

HOST CODE: N4F3B9NN

If your order exceeds $169 then our Starter Kit gives you your choice of $235 worth of products for only $169 with free shipping and an ongoing 20-25% discount. PLUS until 31st August you will receive a FREE 18 MONTH PLANNER with your Starter Kit. Get all the details here.

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2022 Crafty Collaborations July – December Mini Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to the Crafty Collaborations Blog Hop to welcome in our New Mini Catalogue. I’m from Melbourne, Australia and I’m so glad that you have visited me today. I’ve done some mixing and matching for my creation today using products from our Mini and Annual Catalogue (which is just a couple of months in).

I’ve used the Splendid Day Designer Series Papers and Splendid Stems Dies with the fun bird from the Sweet Songbirds bundle.

I just love blending – aren’t out BlendingBrushes THE BEST? So …. I blended Pool Party and Granny Apple Green ink onto Basic White Cardstock and die cut it using the leaf dies. I used some inlays from the smaller leaf to embellish around the bird.

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The nest was heat embossed in Copper and die cut with the semi-circle die. The elegance of the specialty Designer Series Paper makes this a cute baby card or a wedding card.

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I hope to see you back soon. Please make sure you check out all the beautiful inspiration that is being shared today by everyone.

If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to help you with your crafting needs. I can be contacted on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email stampingflair@yahoo.com

HOW TO ORDER

Orders can be placed online or by contacting me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email: stampingflair@yahoo.com

All orders receive a handmade card and PDF tutorial. Orders over $90 receive a Tutorial Bundle for the month with 30 tutorials.

Please use Host Code for all orders under $250. If your order is over $250 then don’t use the Host Code as you will get your own Stampin’ Rewards.

HOST CODE: N4F3B9NN

If your order exceeds $169 then our Starter Kit gives you your choice of $235 worth of products for only $169 with free shipping and an ongoing 20-25% discount. PLUS until 31st August you will receive a FREE 18 MONTH PLANNER with your Starter Kit. Get all the details here.

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