Sunday, June 28, 2015

Stampin' Up! Team Afternoon, #punchitup

This afternoon I had a lovely afternoon with my Stampin' Up! Team, Stacey, Caroline and Tanya.  We enjoyed lots of chatting and creating we made a Boxed Set for cards and envelopes and then I invited them to participate in Stampin' Up!'s Creative Challenge.

The Challenge was to create fun things with at least two of the following punches (Pansy, Hearts Border, Fun Flower and Sweetheart) and then post it on Pinterest.  If you want to see all the entries go to hashtag #punchitup.

I decided to make a cute lion I think he is a very happy chappy using lots of punches with some sponge daubers and markers to give him life and personality.

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron
Accessories:  Fun Flower Punch, Pansy Punch, Hearts Border, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1/8" Handheld Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Basic Black Stampin' Write Markers, White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen

Close up of my cute lion

Stacey's Card - Heart and Heart Border Punches

Caroline's Card - Pansy and Fun Flower Punches

Friday, June 26, 2015

CASE-ing the Catty Love and Sympathy - CTC36

Love and sympathy go hand in hand and today I am sharing the Heartfelt Sympathy Stamp Set for the CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop.

I had to attend a funeral on Monday and it was very much a celebration of his life, and the next day I received a message that a friend became a grandmother for the first time and I thought of new life and then butterflies, so with my card I changed my cards to include butterflies.

We'll back to the Blog Hop you may have come from Elizabeth Gross and she always creates beautiful cards and today is know different or you might be starting here, but don't forget to hop to all the blogs.

My cards are very much a CASE of the Catalogue but I did change the button to a beautiful gold butterfly using the new Bold Butterfly Framelits with the gold Metallic Thread and I used a tiny Rich Razzleberry flower with a little pearl.

Stamp Set: Heartfelt Sympathy
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Gold Foil Sheets
Ink: VersaMark, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Gold Metallic Thread, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Pearl Basic Jewels, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

My first card

Inside the card

Close up of the Gold Embossing

The second Card

Close up of the Gold Butterfly

It's now time to hop over to Julia Quinn and her wonderful card this week.

If you have any problems hopping around, please check out the crew's creations below:
Monique Fielder -

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Share the Fun! Join the Fun! Join my Team

You only have 5 days to go to Share the Fun! Join the Fun! Join my Team and this fantastic promotion finishes on the 30 June and you WOULD LIKE TWO FREE STAMP SETS of your choice in your Starter Kit wouldn't you?

Only $169 for $235 worth of Stampin' Up! products of your choice.  

I have a small team of three but we have so much fun, I host exclusive team days of chatting and creating and our next one is on this Sunday so sign up now and you can come along.

You also get to attend the new and exciting ONSTAGE events, which have exclusive previews of new catalogues - the next one is on Saturday, 14 November in Melbourne and Perth and I will be going to Melbourne to catch up with the Art with the Heart Team.

This event will include a copy of the new Holiday Catalogue and Sale-A-Brations Catalogue, main stage presentations and Product Spotlight projects and we get to use NEW products before anyone else!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Weekly Deals

It's another chilly evening in the Adelaide Hills, but I am excited that I will be able to do some creating this evening in preparation for this week's CASE-ing the Catalogue Blog Hop on Friday, but today I am sharing the Weekly Deals.

1/8 Circle Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price$16.00 $12.00
Circle Card Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Price$54.00 $40.50
Crushed Curry A4 Cardstock by Stampin' Up!
Price$12.25 $9.19
File Tabs Edgelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Price$19.00 $14.25
Mini Muslin Bags by Stampin' Up!
Price$17.50 $13.13
Six-Sided Sampler Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Price$37.00 $27.75
Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Price$13.00 $9.75
Zig Zag Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Price$13.00 $9.75

Friday, June 19, 2015

CASE-ing the Catty Thanks - CTC35

It's Friday so that must means it's CASE-ing the Catty and today we are highlighting Thanks which is on pages 13 to 18 in the Annual Catalogue.

You may have come from Julia Quinn and I love her card which has the bright butterfly in the corner or you might be starting here, but don't forget to hop to all the blogs as there are amazing this week.

I have chosen the belly band on the Tag a Bag Gift Box (8 kraft boxes for $12.25) on page 16, however I have used the Petite Cafe Gift Bags (10 bags for $10.50 which is fantastic value) to case this week.  I am planning to give the candle which happens to be handmade by my downline Tanya Partington as a thank you gift to a friend so I decide to coordinate it so it matched the packaging.  I was really happy with how it turned out, and I am sure she will love it once it has been posted next week.

To make the cute little Heart Banners in Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo and Mossy Meadow, I used the Hearts Border punch and then punch out the individual heart with the Banner punch.

Stamp Set:  Cottage Greetings
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow
Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow
Accessories: Petite Cafe Gift Bag, Hearts Border Punch, Banner Punch, Mini Clothespins (retired), Crushed Curry Baker's Twine, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Strawberry Slush Thick Baker's Twine (retired)

Close up of the Belly Band and those cute Heart Banners

The matching handmade candle.

It's now time to hop over to Judy May, who have a fantastic project this week.

If you have any problems hopping around, please check out the crew's creations below:

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Art with Heart Team Blog Hop - New Annual Catalogue

Today I bring to you another AWHT Blog Hop with some of the awesome ladies in the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! Team.  

Today our focus is on the new Annual Catalogue and don't you just love what Jenny Van Dijk has created with that new stamp set.

I would also like to highlight the joining special for this month.  Our Team is one of the largest in Melbourne (with lots of interstate girls too, like me here in the Adelaide Hills) and offer support, fun and friendship to anyone who would like to join us - from Hobby Demonstrators to Business Demonstrators to anyone in between.  

And for the month of June, there is a bonus special, you get to choose any two stamp sets of your choice for free along with your starter kit (that's $235 worth of products for only $169).  What are you waiting for, contact me today to find out more.

Well, back to my card for today's Blog Hop, I am featuring one of the stamp sets that was on top of my wish list.  My Mojo was missing when I need to create on the weekend, so I went to the Annual Catalogue and I CASEd the Card that Stampin' Up! featured.  

It has a wonderful large background stamp which I randomly stamped in Pool Party and then stamped the flower in Black Stazon and used my sponge daubers to create layers of colour with a couple of the new in colours Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush.  I mounted the background onto some Pool Party and then used the new THICK Whisper White cardstock to make the base.

Stamp Set: You've Got This
Ink: Pool Party, Black Stazon, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush
Cardstock: Thick Whisper Whisper, Whisper White, Bohemian Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Tea Lace Paper Doilies, 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Sponge Dauber, Hello Honey Stampin' Write Maker

Close up of the flower which I used the sponge dauber to get depth of colour 
and then used the Hello Honey Marker for the centre.

Let’s keep this blog hop hopping. Next up we have Nikki Sadler

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:
  1. Kathryn Ruddick
  2. Jenny Van Dijk
  3. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  4. Nikki Sadler
  5. Ros Davidson
  6. Kate Morgan
  7. Kayleen McLean
  8. Genna Gifford
  9. Tina Gillespie
  10. Judy May

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Weekly Deals

Here are this week's deals, love the discounts this week for the punches and ink pads, also look at all those sentiments in And Many More Stamp Set (clear mount) for only $35.25 - that's a $12 saving for  23 stamps.
1 Square Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price$28.00 $21.00
And Many More Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Price$47.00 $35.25
Banner Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price$21.00 $15.75
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad by Stampin' Up!
Price$11.50 $8.63
Confetti Hearts Border Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price$37.00 $27.75
Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin' Pad by Stampin' Up!
Price$11.50 $8.63
Stars Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Price$45.00 $33.75
Tiny Triangles Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Price$13.00 $9.75

Friday, June 12, 2015

CASE-ing the Catty Birthday - CTC 34

Today we are celebrating Birthday's at CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop this week and everyone likes to celebrate birthdays.

You may have come from Julia Quinn or you might be starting here, but don't forget to hop to all the blogs as there are amazing birthday cards and projects this week.

I have choosen to case the card on the top right hand side of the birthday promotional page which I have used as a the template to create my card.

I did not have the Build a Birthday stamp set (page 11) pictured above so I used the Celebrate Today stamp set (page 102) with the coordinating Balloon Framelits to create a balloon instead of just a circle.

I am using the Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes which measure 12.7 cm x 8.9 cm which come in a packet of 20 for $10.50 (and they are also available in Crumb Cake).

Stamp Set:  Celebrate Today
Cardstock: Whisper White, Bohemian Designer Series Paper, Bermuda Bay,
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Delightful Dijon
Accessories: Balloon Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Delightful Dijon Dotted Lace Trim, Crushed Curry Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Close up of the balloon focal point of my card 
with a little bling and some tassels hanging from the balloon.

It's now time to hop over to Rachel Palmieri, who also is featuring the Build a Birthday stamp set and card for inspiration.

If you have any problems hopping around, please check out the crew's creations below:
Stasia Sloma - http:/

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Get Out the Pom Poms

On Monday, my small Stampin' Up! team of two grew to three and with this addition, I also promoted to Senior Supervisor.

It's a great time to join Stampin' Up! and my team as you will receive two stamps in addition to your $235 of products of your choice for only $169 in your Starter Kit!

I am sharing a quote from my upline, Claire Daly and an image she posted on her Art with the Heart Facebook page, which you will be apart of if you join my team.

"Time to get the Pom Poms out and congratulate Kathryn Mangelsdorf for her promotion to Senior Supervisor overnight!  Congratulations Kathryn, that's a big deal and I am sure you will have lots of fun times with your team."

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Weekly Deals

It's Wednesday so I am updating the Weekly Deals, they are available until late on Tuesday.
Alphabet Rotary Stamp by Stampin' Up!
Price$26.00 $19.50
Clothespins by Stampin' Up!
Price$7.00 $5.25
Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Price$13.00 $9.75
Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad by Stampin' Up!
Price$11.50 $8.63
Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Price$13.00 $9.75
Simply Scored Diagonal Scoring Plate by Stampin' Up!
Price$21.00 $15.75
Squares Collection Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Price$45.00 $33.75
World of Dreams Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Price$35.00 $26.25