Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Kelly's Stamping Friends Birthday Blog Hop 2018

On a wintery day here in the Adelaide Hills I am celebrating Kelly Kent's Stamping Friends Birthday Blog Hop.

You maybe starting here so welcome or you could have come from Jenny Hayward.

I have chosen to feature a quick and easy card using the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.  I chose the black and white piece of paper for the background which then makes the sentiment strip and coffee pots and cups stand out.

I loved that I could use contrasting papers from the pack and then
use the matching Coffee Cafe stamp set for the sentiments on the front and inside the card.  I also do like the effect of tearing the DSP instead of using the trimmer.

Stamp Set:  Coffee Cafe
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White, Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Garden Green

Close up of the Coffee Pot and Mug cut out from the Designer Series Paper.

Inside the card, again featuring a cute sentiment and tearing of the DSP.

Coffee Café Photopolymer Bundle145331

Coffee creations are on your horizon with this bundle of products. The stamp images coordinate seamlessly with the framelits to help you create coffee cups of all shapes and sizes. The die includes a piece to create an embossed cup sleeve for a realistic looking cup. 

Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Coffee Café Photopolymer Stamp Set
Some people firmly believe that coffee is life. And whether that's you or not, you certainly know someone who feels that way. You should probably get a cup of coffee (or water if that's your thing), buy this peppy set, and start creating.
* Quantity: 16 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, d, h
Coffee Cups Framelits Dies 
Create die-cut accents in seconds with Framelits dies and the Big Shot. Framelits’ open design allows you to place them where you want for precise cutting.
* 13 dies
* Largest image: 2-13/16" x 2-1/8" (5.6 x 5.4 cm)
Coffee Break Designer Series Paper144155
Pick a pack of patterned paper! So many designs, so many colours, so many uses. 

* Each sheet is double-sided for double the creative options
* 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12” x 12” (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid-free
* Lignin free
* Coordinating Colours: Early Espresso, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Soft Suede, Whisper White

*These are last-chance items and are available until 31 May or while supplies last. 

Thanks for coming by and sharing in Kelly's birthday celebrations, but now it's time to see what Josie Dean has created.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

CASEing the Catty Eastern Medallions Thinlits - #CTC178

Free time has been very precious for creating over the last month but I really wanted to make a card for this week's CASEing the Catty - A Favourite from the 2017-2019 Annual Catalogue as time is ticking away for the catalogue.

You may be starting here so welcome on this Mother's Day to the blog hop or you could have come from Sandra Collett.

I have decided to use up some of the retiring cardstock and designer series paper by creating my take on the Quick and Easy card to the left, by just adding a couple of extra layers with a pop of pink and a silver doily.

I then step it up again by using the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folder as the background and layered lots of different cut outs from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits and added more embellishments from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit to create a beautiful sympathy card.

Stamp Set:  Flourishing Phrases, Heartfelt Sympathy
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Sweet Soiree Speciality Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo
Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Layering Circles Framelits, Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, Corrugate Elements, Clear Faceted Gems, Powder Pink 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon, Pink Pirouette Baker's Twine, Silver Metallic Foil Doilies, 2 1/4" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch

Stampin' Up! Step it up card, Eastern Medallions created by Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Close up of the step it up card

Stampin' Up! Step it up card, Eastern Medallions created by Kathryn Mangelsdorf

It's now time to hop on over to Megan Lenske.

Are you inspired by the CASEing the Catty Crew why not participate int eh CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge by uploading a project to Facebook.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Last-Chance Products - Discounted

A selection of retiring products has been discounted.  Check out the Last-Chance Products to get all the details, don't forget these are only available until sold out!  When they are gone, they are gone!

Shop online using HOST CODE U7FAKVTY to receive a present from me.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

National Scrapbook Day ... Memories & More

Each year on the first Saturday in May, National Scrapbook Day is observed - that today!

Also known as National Scrapbooking Day, this day will gather thousands of people all over the country to celebrate with scrapbooking parties and share their talents with others.  Scrapbooking dates back to the 15th century.

Scrapbooking is a method for preserving family history, personal mementos, photographs, newspaper clippings, artwork and other memorabilia.

Bundle Of Love Card Pack144207
*This is a last-chance item and is available until 31 May or while supplies last. 
Includes 52 double-sided 3" x 4" (7.6 x 10.2 cm) cards, 2 each of 26 designs; 20 double-sided 4" x 6" (10.2 x 15.2 cm )cards, 2 each of 10 designs; 2 cardstock sticker sheets; 2 printed acetate cards, 1 each 3" x 4" (7.6 x 10.2 cm) and 4" x 6" (10.2 x 15.2 cm); 2 printed gold foil cards, 1 each 3" x 4" (7.6 x 10.2 cm) and 4" x 6" (10.2 x 15.2 cm.)
Journaling is often included to describe the journey or to maintain the story for future generations.  Scrapbooking has become a popular hobby and those who enjoy it may develop a strong social network, swapping tools, advice and techniques.  They often gather together at each other homes and even join each other at conventions or retreats.

If you are interesting I am happy to host a Scrapbooking afternoon at your home or mine, just send me an email kathrynsstampinworld@gmail to arrange a convenient time.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Share What You Love - Early Release Bundles

Share What You Love - Exclusive Bundles for You!

Stampin' Up! have created the perfect bundles for you - which every level of crafter you are!
The Share What You Love Suite Early Release is Stampin' Up! tribute to all of the wonderful people who have made - and continue to make - the company what it is today.  Join us in celebrating the good times with our exclusive Statement of My Heart Single Stamp, which is available only during early release.