Friday, November 4, 2022

Stampin' Up! Anniversary

Wow, where did that time go! On 4 November 2009, I decided to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator - just for the 20% discount!

Fast forward 13 years and it's been a blast! I now have a team of 6 and has been at a high of 7 in September.

I would like to thank Claire Daly for convincing me to join this wonderful family and the Art with Heart team as I have made so many friends during this adventure as well as created some wonderful cards and shared this creativity with many at my classes.

I have travelled many places including a trip to the the USA including a visit to the Home Office in Utah, Salt Lake City and to the 30th Stampin' Up! Anniversary OnStage Live in Orlando, Florida. There has been trips to Auckland, New Zealand and many interstate events to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Perth.

Who would have thought I would have experienced all this because of paper, ink and stamps. I still get the same excitement with a new catalogue launch and the BBB (Big Brown Box) arrives at my front door.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Stampin' Up! Annual Achievements

I received a couple of exciting emails this week from Stampin' Up! in preparation to attending Stampin' Up! Onstage on Saturday, 12 November at the Sydney Convention Centre.  

I am so looking forward to catching up with all my friends and having a fun time creating the make 'n takes together with receiving the upcoming Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration brochure.

"Congratulations for achieving Annual Achievements: 
Annual Team Building Level 1 and Annual Leadership Level 1 
during the 2021–2022 Stampin’ Up! year!"

Sunday, October 23, 2022

CASEing the Catty - #CTC392 Case a Sketch Framed Florets Bundle

CASEing the Catty this week is featuring a Sketch Challenge inspired by page 58 in the Annual Catalogue.

Welcome to the blog hop or you may have come from Monique Fielder.

I have chosen to use the Framed Florets Bundle which is available for purchase from the 1 November and will also be appearing in the upcoming January to June Mini Catalogue but as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator we can pre-purchase this Suite now.

I love the Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper and this is only available for the month of November or until sold out!  It has so many gorgeous papers it's hard to cut into the DSP but I have decide that you must do this as you can always purchase another pack instead of keeping it for a special project and that project just never comes around.

I have layered the ovals together and then added a strip of Whisper White Organza Ribbon and some wonderful die cut leaves in Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent and Basic White and a then a matching Whisper White cute little bow.

Stamp Set:  Framed Florets
Cardstock:  Thick Basic White, Basic White, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent
Ink:  Evening Evergreen
Accessories:  Cut 'n Emboss Machine, Framed Florets Dies, Whisper White 1/4" Organza Ribbon

A close up of the die cuts.

Thanks for stopping by this week, now it's time to see what Sandra Collett has created.

Are you inspired by the CASEing the Catty Crew why not participate in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge by uploading a card or project to the facebook page.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

CASEing the Catty - #CTC391 Case a Mini Catalogue Bundle Leaves of Holly Bundle

I have held Christmas Card classes over the last two days and I was inspired to do a card for this week's challenge, Case a Mini Catalogue Bundle from pages 72-79.

Welcome to the hop, are you may have come from Julia Quinn.

I have chosen to case the card from page 76 and have used the traditional Christmas colours of red, green and white on my card.

I have chosen a piece of Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper in the shades of red - Cherry Cobbler and Real Red for my background, mounted on a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock.  

I have then added the stamped leaves in Evening Evergreen and the die cut leaves in Old Olive and the berries and sentiment in Poppy Parade.  Finally I finished off the card with a Garden Green small bow and some Elegant Faceted Gems.

Stamp Set:  Leave of Holly
Ink:  Evening Evergreen, Poppy Parade
Cardstock:  Poppy Parade, Old Olive, Basic White, Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Cut 'n Emboss Machine, Holly Berry Dies, Garden Green 3/8" Ribbon, Elegant Faceted Gems

Close up of the holly leaves and sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by now it's time to see what Tina Gillespie has made.

Are you inspired by the CASEing the Catty Crew why not participate in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge by uploading a card or project to the facebook page.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

World Card Making Day - Kathryn's Blog Hop Amazing Silhouettes

To celebrate World Card Making Day, I decide to host a Blog Hop of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from All Around the World to share a card that they have made and then I have challenged them to post it within a week to someone special - as we sometimes forget to send them and they just gather in a box.

I have decided to ink up the Amazing Silhouettes stamp set for the first time.  This set is a reverse image to most stamps with the image being left in this case white with the surrounding area highlighted with ink.

This is a Faux Centre Step Card, I received the tutorial from South Australian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Diane Furniss.  I looks amazing but it really is not as complicated as it looks - it's just a few pieces of cardstock folded and glued together to make the structure of the card.

For my centre and side panels I used my sponge daubers direct to the rubber stamp in three shades of green - Parakeet Party, Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow.  Don't forget to "huff" the rubber stamp before putting the rubber to the Basic White cardstock to make it a little moist.  After adhering the stamped Basic White cardstock to the Parakeet Party, I added a sentiment and a few lovely Brushed Brass Butterflies.

Stamp Set:  Amazing Silhouettes
Cardstock:  Parakeet Party, Basic White
Ink:  Parakeet Party, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow
Accessories:  Cut 'n Emboss Machine, Potted Succulents Dies, Sponge Daubers, Brushed Brass Butterflies

A side view

A back/side view of the card, 
there is really only 2 pieces of cardstock that make up this fancy fold card.

Thanks for stopping by tonight, now it's time to see what Andrea Sargent from my team has made.

If you get lost on the Kathryn's World Card Making Day Blog Hop or one of the links are broken, here is the list of participates, they would love to receive some stampin love, so if you have time please leave a comment that you have visited:

1.   Kathryn Mangelsdorf - you are here

Sunday, September 18, 2022

CASEing the Catty - #CTC387 Case a Punch Project Scottie Dog Punch

This week at CASEing the Catty we are case a punch project from either the Annual Catalogue or the Mini Catalogue.

Welcome to the blog hop or you may have come from Rebecca Scurr.

I have chosen to case the oh soooo very cute Scottie Dog punch which is featured on page 73 of the Mini Catalogue as the Christmas Scottie Bundle.

For my card I have used the Texture Chic Memories and More Cards and Envelopes, which you are probably don't think they would be used as a Christmas card.

I just could not find a piece of designer series paper that matched the stamped Old Olive "bow" wreath and whilst I was going through my packets of DSP I noticed the Memories and More cards and thought wow that might just work.

I have used the check stamp to cut out 12 bows and then created a circle with them and added my cute little black scottie (which we named at card class yesterday as Samuel Scottie) in the centre with a Cherry Cobber bow.  To finish off the card I added some Gold Festive Pearls in groups of three and a Cherry Cobbler sentiment.

Stamp Set:  Christmas Scottie
Ink:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Black Memento
Cardstock:  Textured Chic Memories and More Cards and Envelopes, Basic White
Accessories:  Scottie Dog Punch, Gold Festive Pearls

The oh so cute Scottie Dog

Thanks for stopping by this week, now it's time to see what Monique Fielder has created.

Are you inspired by the CASEing the Catty Crew why not participate in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge by uploading a card or project to the facebook page.