Sunday, August 21, 2016

CASE-ing the Catty Floral Phrases & Detailed Floral Thinlits - #CTC92

I have been missing in action in the creating world of late but I am participating in this weeks CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop featuring the Everyday Occasions section in the Annual Catalogue (pages 66-91) as I am staying home in isolation as I have been hospitalising for 24 hours with a terrible virus earlier this week and had to cancel my card class this afternoon.  So sorry ladies, but I did not receive my Holiday Catalogues on Friday either.

I am looking forward to getting inky soon once my life gets back to "normal" whatever that is of late, with my father moving into Restvale Nursing Home on Tuesday it's been a very emotional time for the family and I still have a few more weeks of paperwork and coordinating his care before I will be able to relax.

Back to Stamping!  You may be starting here, so welcome or you may have come from Monique Fielder and she never disappoints.

My card this week is a combination of the gift box and card featured to the left.
Stampin' Up! Floral Phrases & Detailed Floral Thinlits card created by Kathryn Mangelsdorf
I liked the simple design of the white card using the Detailed Floral Thinlits but wanted to use the stamp set as well at my card class, so this is what I came up with below.  It uses my favourite colour for the 2016-2018 In Colours, Dapper Denim with Whisper White for a striking card.

I then made a second card using the thanks sentiment and then stamped the inside of the card to match.

Stamp Set:  Floral Phrases
Cardstock:  Dapper Denim, Thick Whisper White, Whisper White
Ink:  Dapper Denim
Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies


Stampin' Up! Floral Phrases & Detailed Floral Thinlits card created by Kathryn Mangelsdorf


My second card

Stampin' Up! Floral Phrases & Detailed Floral Thinlits card created by Kathryn Mangelsdorf


I don't often stamp in the inside of my card but this set has a great matching sentiment and the long border stamp just finishes off the card.

Stampin' Up! Floral Phrases & Detailed Floral Thinlits card created by Kathryn Mangelsdorf


Now it's time hop over to Simone Bartrum and see what she has made this week.



If you are inspired by the Annual Catalogue and the blog hop, why not participate in our monthly challenge by going to the linky tool at CTC and the winner will be announced in the first Sunday in September.



Sunday, July 31, 2016

CASE-ing the Catty Peace This Christmas - #CTC89

I have had a break from creating in the last few weeks due to some health issues with my father, but I am back inspired by this week's theme at CASE-ing the Catty, Christmas.  It is July so it should all be about Christmas in July celebrations?  Have you made a start on your Christmas cards?

You may have started here, so welcome to the blog hop or you may have come from Krissy Buck and wow love her Christmas card, I hope I am on her Christmas Card List!

I have made a quick and easy card with the Peace This Christmas stamp set and matching This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Papers with the new Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder.

Stamp Set:  Peace This Christmas
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, This Christmas Speciality Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Versamark, Garden Green
Accessories:  Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker's Twine (retired)



Close up of the Copper Stampin' Embossing



Now it's time to hop on over to Monique Fielder, and love more Christmas inspiration.



Have you started your Christmas cards and inspired by the hop, why not participate in our monthly challenge go to the linky tool at CTC and the winner will be announced next week.



Thursday, July 7, 2016

Bonus Days = Bonus $$$

I am sure you have more products on your wish list with the Annual Catalogue only being released just over a month ago.   Stampin' Up! have announced that until the end of July when you spend $90 you get a BONUS $9 to spend during August.  All the details are below.







Sunday, June 26, 2016

CASE-ing the Catty Affectionately Yours Suite - #CTC84



This week at CASE-ing the Catty we are highlighting the Love and Sympathy section of the Annual Catalogue and I am featuring the Affectionately Yours Suite (Florals and Copper).

You may have started here, so welcome to the blog hop or you may have come from Rachel Palmieri.

I have cased the card to the left using the Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape as my centre feature layered with a piece of the new doily and the Floral Affection Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with some splashes of colour in the corners with a cute Watermelon Wonder butterfly.

I repeated this theme and created a travel journal (inspired by Billie Moan) to go with the card for a special friend that has a birthday this week and I know will be travelling overseas.  I even randomly stamped a few butterflies throughout the journal to keep with the theme.

Stamp Set:  Gorgeous Grunge, Timeless Textures, Labeler Alphabet, Places You'll Go
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Vellum
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, Cucumber Crush
Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Floral Affection Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Delicate White Doilies, Large Kraft Journal (retired)


Stampin' Up! Floral Affection Textured Impression Embossing Folder, Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape by Kathryn Mangelsdorf


Floral Affection Textured Impression Embossing Folder with the 
Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape

Stampin' Up! Floral Affection Textured Impression Embossing Folder, Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape by Kathryn Mangelsdorf


Close up of the layers

Stampin' Up! Floral Affection Textured Impression Embossing Folder, Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape by Kathryn Mangelsdorf


Matching Travel Journal

Stampin' Up! Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape by Kathryn MangelsdorfStampin' Up! Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape by Kathryn Mangelsdorf


Now it's time to hop on over to Elizabeth Gross and her lovely project.



Why not participate in our monthly challenge by being inspired by what the Crew have created or CASE the Annual from page 44 to 55 and enter our monthly challenge which a winner will be announced at the end of the month, go to the linky tool at CTC.

The Crew are also looking for a couple more member so why not participate this month and you could be choosen to join us each week on the team.





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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Fun Team Afternoon, Why not join my Stampin' Up! Team?

We all love Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets, would you like TWO FREE STAMP SETS (no limit on the cost), why not join my Stampin' Up! Family?




My upline is the very talented Claire Daly and you can be a part of her extended Facebook group for her team which has so much information, support, inspiration and so much FUN!

Today, I hosted my team and you too can come along to my exclusive team afternoons with the release of each catalogue (thanks Tina for taking the photo, I always forget to share these moments as I am too busy being the host with the most).





Thursday, June 23, 2016

Make Some Magic with Fresh Fruit with Brandi Barnard

Want to Make Some Magic using the 24 photopolymer two-step stamp set, Fresh Fruit available in the new catalogue for $47.00?


Make Some Magic with Stampin' Up! Fresh Fruit with Brandi Barnard


Make Some Magic with Stampin' Up! Fresh Fruit with Brandi Barnard




Watch Stampin' Up! Trainer, (and Magician!) Brandi Barnard, as she demonstrates a tutorial on making a magic card.  These cards are always a hit.



Also don't forget to check out the coordinating video where she shows how to create the watercolour feature on the card.