Saturday, June 17, 2017

Remembering Dad

It is with great sadness, I am sharing you that my dad, Ron passed away peacefully late on Wednesday evening at Restvale Aged Care.  He is reunited with mum and Trish.
He is at Peace.  In God's Loving Care.

I will be having a break from blogging and creating for a little while, but I will be back soon with more inspiration.  Also Sunday's card class is cancelled.






Sunday, June 11, 2017

CASE-ing the Catty Beautiful Bouquet - #CTC132





Welcome to the second week of the CASE-ing the Catty utilising the new Annual Catalogue, unfortunately Australia Post could not deliver my Big Brown Box in time for this week, but I did get this set as my reward for Sale-A-Bration promotion earlier in the year.

You may be starting here so welcome or you may have come from Krissy Buck.

One of my Card Class ladies was celebrating her 80th Birthday yesterday, so I decide to make her card inspired by the layout of the card on the left (page 74 of the Annual Catalogue).  

I was inspired by the birthday badge and I wanted to make a centre feature of the 80. I started with a base of Fresh Fig and then stamped on a piece of Powder Pink with the small flowers and then layered on 2 circles.  I finished the card off with flowers on the diagonal sides and finished it off with some ribbon and sequin trim (sorry I had to used the retired trim).

I had a couple of flowers left so I then decided to decorate the inside of the card with one of my favourite sentiments from the Special Celebrations set.

Stamp Set:  Beautiful Bouquet, Special Celebrations
Cardstock:  Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo, Tranquil Tide
Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layer Circle Framelits, Tranquil Tide 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon, Gold Sequin Trim (retired), Circle Punch




Close up of the 80 Birthday Badge



Inside the card



Now it's time to hop on over to Mel Pangano.




Are you inspired by the CASE-ing the Catty Crew why not participate in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge by uploading a photo on Facebook.




Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Oh So Eclectic Bundle

Have you taken a good look at the beautiful new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue cover, featuring the Oh So Eclectic stamp set.



You need this set so you can recreate these cards (or any project) or with sets you have (which is exactly what Stampin' Up! did below).   The cards shown below use different floral images but have a similar look and feel.  Don't get stuck in a rut when you don't have a certain stamp set; just get creative so you see the versatility and value of every stamp set you have in your collection.



Oh So Eclectic Wood-Mount Bundle145355
Price$93.50

Oh So Eclectic Clear-Mount Bundle145356
Price$81.00
Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Oh So Eclectic Clear-Mount Stamp Set
The lines! The textures! The variety! We're so excited about the textural variations in this stamp set! Certainly it offers an indeterminable number of creative possibilities.
* Quantity: 16 rubber stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c

Eclectic Layers Framelits Dies
Create die-cut pieces in record time with Thinlits dies and the Big Shot. Thinlits Dies help you create detailed die-cuts with just a few turns of the Big Shot handle.
* 13 dies
* Largest image: 4" x 1-7/8" (10.2 x 4.8 cm)








Sunday, June 4, 2017

CASE-ing the Catty Label Me Pretty & Pretty Label Punch #CTC131



It's a very exciting time of the Stampin' Up! year with the launch on Thursday of the new Annual Catalogue and as a Demonstrator I had the opportunity to purchase some products in the preorder and today CASE-ing the Catty - #CTC131 are featuring the Everyday Occasions section (page 18-67).

You maybe starting here so welcome or you may have come from Judy May.

I decided to case the card to the left using a different colour combination as I wanted to feature the new In Colours but I only was able to use four - Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide (I missed Powder Pink).

I did step up the card with a few extra layers with the sentiment so I could feature the Label Me Pretty stamp set and matching Pretty Label Punch.

As my order has not arrived yet, I used a strip of Fresh Fig 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon instead of the Gold Mini Sequin Trim, layered onto the oh so beautiful Gold and Very Vanilla strip of Speciality Designer Series Paper and then finished it off with a Fresh Fig Mini Tassel.

Stamp Set: Label Me Pretty, Eastern Beauty
Cardstock: Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Very Vanilla, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Berry Burst, Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide
Accessories:  Pretty Label Punch, Fresh Fig Mini Tassel,


Stampin' Up! Label Me Pretty & Pretty Label Punch, Eastern Beauty created by Kathryn Mangelsdorf


A close up of the Sentiment with all the layers of Speciality DSP and the Mini Tassel.

Stampin' Up! Label Me Pretty & Pretty Label Punch, Eastern Beauty created by Kathryn Mangelsdorf


Now it's time to hop on over to Jackie Noble to see what she has created with the new Annual Catalogue.




Are you inspired by the CASE-ing the Catty Crew why not participate in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge by uploading a photo into the album on Facebook.





Saturday, June 3, 2017

Wish List ... Embossing Paste and Palette Knives


Ok, it's been 3 days since the release of the Annual Catalogue...what was on your wish list, if you don't have one print off this one below (or I can email you a copy):


I have placed my order, I am really looking forward to trying new techniques with the new Embossing Paste as I have never used this before.



Embossing Paste141979
Price$11.50
Texture has been made even easier:

* Mix a few drops of Classic Stampin’ Ink to Embossing Paste
* Apply over decorative masks, let dry
* May use without ink for white texture
* Matte finish. 4 oz



Palette Knives142808
Price$9.00
Use Palette Knives to apply Embossing Paste. Easy as 1, 2, 3!

* 3 knives: 1 offset trowel, 1 offset diamond trowel, 1 scotty knife







Friday, June 2, 2017

More Creativity from the Annual Catalogue



More creativity your way from the Annual Catalogue.  Watch this video by Stampin' Up! and get excited and place your order.