Colour Combo Blog Hop – May 2020


Welcome to my blog on this Mother’s Day. I hope you are enjoying your day, celebrating in whatever capacity you can. I am enjoying my day with my daughter Cassidy who has made some lovely scrolls this afternoon and is also preparing dinner for me tonight. Can’t wait! It’s nice to be spoiled isn’t it?

As it’s Mother’s Day, I chose the Music from the Heart stamp set in remembrance of my mother who used to be a music teacher and conducted choirs.  I would have given this card to her with a Mother’s Day sentiment instead of the one I’ve chosen and I know she would have loved it.

I watercoloured the images from the Free as a Bird stamp set and fussy cut them. Then I arranged these together with some flowers from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit and copper leaves from the Flourish Dies.  I just love the felt embellishments in the embellishment kit as they add so much texture to a project. 

For the final touch, I stamped the keyboard in Gorgeous Grape and fussy cut it, laying it on top for my musical themed , bird song card..

I hope you have enjoyed my project and if you have been inspired by it, I would love for you to leave a comment. All the products I have used on this project are listed at the bottom of this post. Several of these items are on the retiring list so you are going to have to hurry so you don’t miss out.

Click on the Next button to see Elisabeth Pirolt’s beautiful project and follow the blog hop through for more inspiration. 


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Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Birthdays

Hi crafty friends,

So glad that you are able to stop by my blog today. A very early, Happy Easter, from Melbourne to you. If it’s your first time visiting me, I hope that you have fun and enjoy looking around. For those who are regulars, I so appreciate you checking out my posts and interacting with me. We are celebrating birthdays at the Joy of Sets Blog Hop this month.

Joy of Sets Blog Hop, BirthdaysSo, I created some birthday fun with my card and I think it has a bit of a disco look to it.

Pigment sprinkles with silver heat embossing

I had so much fun creating this background. I started off by using my Stamparatus to align and stamp the streamers in Versamark all along the top half of the card. This was done on Shimmery White cardstock. Then I spritzed it with water and sprinkled Gorgeous Grape Pigment Sprinkles over it. Sometimes, I get impatient and blot it with a tissue to help it dry but this time I let it dry by itself. I love the beautiful patterns and colours it formed. Does’t it look fun?

Pigment sprinkle background with heat embossing

The piano was stamped in Tuxedo ink and coloured with HIghland Heather and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the heart section of the piano again in Stazon ink on silver foil and layered on top. 

The sentiment was stamped on a leftover piece of cardstock which had Pigment Sprinkles on it. I like the way this coordinated with the rest of the card. This card makes me smile because it’s a bit of fun and the cow looks like she’s having a good time!

Music from the Heart, Grand piano card with pigment sprinkles

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith in Australia. Next on our hop is Brenda Nelson. Click on the Next button to see her beautiful project. 

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Angie McKenzie

Fiona Whitehead

Gez Carpenter

Jill Chapman

Libby Fens

JoAnn Pollock

Tricia Butts

Jennifer Arent

Susan Webster

Rebecca Jo Unwin

Rochelle Laird-Smith – you are here

Brenda Nelson

Sue Allen

Annette Ball

Alejandra Gomez

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Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop – Ribbon

Hi Friends,

Welcome to my blog, Stamping Flair today. I am a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Blind Bight, Victoria. Today I am taking part in the Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop and we are hoping to inspire you to use your ribbon stash, through the projects we share.

Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop - March 2020 Ribbon

I created this scrapbook page with my daughter Cassidy in mind. Cassidy loves music and she is currently studying music and plays clarinet, guitar, piano and she also sings. She wants to be a music teacher so I think this would make a lovely page for some photos of her doing what she loves.

My page started off with me selecting a stamp set. So I chose my favourite from the Mini Catalogue, Music from the Heart. My next decision was ribbon – oh, my don’t we have ribbon to choose from at Stampin’ Up!. 

Music Stave used as border on a scrapbook layout

The Tri-Colour ribbon is a little bit different and I thought that would be nice to use on my scrapbook page. I added some tulle ribbon as well as the White Silver Metallic edge ribbon to create a feature on my page.

Scrapbook Layout using Music from the Heart stamp set

Then I coordinated this with the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper to add to the Purple Posy base.

I stamped the stave on the top of the Whisper White cardstock which created a border on the top of the page. The stamp is not this long but as it is photopolymer, it’s easy to line it up. 

The Treble Clef and notes were added to finish the ‘piece’. I showed Cassidy my completed project and she loved it. She also correctly noted (in jest) that the Treble Clef was on the wrong side of the stave! LOL. So this is an artistic Treble Clef not a musical one!

Musical Scrapbook page using music from the Heart

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith. All products I have used to create this scrapbook page are listed at the bottom of this post.  I hope you have been inspired by my page to pull out all that ribbon that you have tucked away for special occasions and use them because all your  creations are special. Click on the next button to see Sue McDonald’s lovely creation and hop through all the blogs for more inspiration. 

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Sue McDonald

Heike Hülle-Bolze

Sharon Dalton

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Cheryl Taylor

Jo Blackman

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Kre8tors Blog Hop January 2020 – SAB & Mini Catalogue


Today I’m hopping with other demonstrators for the Kre8tors blog hop. I’m really glad that you are able to visit my blog to see what I’ve created.

Kre8tors Blog Hop August Color Challenge

We are using products from the 2020 Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogues to create our projects. I chose a particular stamp set which stands out for me.

Apart from my love of papercrafting, all my life I have been surrounded by music. My mum was a music teacher and together with her and my sister, we used to sing trios at our church. My partner, Adrian is a music teacher and accompanist for choirs and my daughter also enjoys playing clarinet, guitar and singing. So I don’t think it’s a surprise that my favourite stamp set in the Mini Catalogue is Music from the Heart. I love the images and sentiments which are just so apt for the music lover. 

Music from the Heart, Music Notes Stamp Set, Treble Clef, Musician

I have created a fun set of note cards using this stamp set and focused on the hearts. It’s so easy to create lots of cards as there are a lot of images. 

I’ve used the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper to create a colourful background. The clear Epoxy Heart droplets were coloured with the Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blend. I coloured them with about 3 layers to get a good coverage.

Best Dressed DSP used to create a music card with keyboard

I just love the sentiment of this next card – it’s bound to cheer someone’s spirits. Those birds are so cute and add just a lovely touch to the card. 

Forget your trebles handmade card with die cut hearts

This stamp set just makes cardmaking quick and I just couldn’t stop as I had so many ideas. The variety of stamps that come in this set make it so easy to do background stamping and create fun, individual patterns on paper.

Background stamping creates music Designer Series Paper, Music from the Heart

I love this image of the grand piano with the heart and that sentiment would make it a great Valentine’s Day card. 

Grand piano card, Stampin' Up!

Music from the Heart is a stamp set for all occasions. I hope this inspires you have a play with this beautiful stamp set which has been inspired by Million Sales Achiever Dawn Olchefske. Please leave me a comment as I love hearing from you.

All products used to create these cards are listed below. Next on our blog hop is Cheryl Hamilton and you can visit her blog by clicking on the Next button. All participants in the blog hop are listed below. Please stop by and show them some love.  

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Melissa Tennison USA

Su Mohr

Janey Backer USA

Tracie St-Louis – Ottawa, Canada

Alexandra Rauf

Jacqui Lawrence (UK)

Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)

Cheryl Hamilton

Cheryl Taylor (UK)

Laura Mackie (UK)

Anastasia Radloff

Tricia Butts

Sue McDonald

Deb Naylor

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Susan Simpson aka Craftyduckydoodah!

Jan Musselman – USA

Dana Sullivan – USA

Libby Fens

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Nicole Mahler

Michelle Bryant

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