Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Retirement List: Every Blessing

With only a few hours to go to purchase this stamp set, Every Blessing from the Retirement List, ($23.80 clear reduced from $28.00, $36 Wood) I am sharing with you a beautiful Christmas Card which is cased from the very talented Teneale Williams.

Stamp Set:  Every Blessing, Embellished Ornaments, Kinda Eclectic
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake Note Card, Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer Paper
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

Close up of the nativity scene.

Retirement List: It's your Last Day

Just a reminder you only have another 12 hours to place an order on any of the retirement list items.

Order online, and if your order is less that $250, please use the Hostess Code: 6PZ7ZNVP so you receive a thank you give from me.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Retirement List: Zoo Babies

Only 2 more sleeps and the Zoo Babies stamp set will not be available, so don't miss out on all those cute animals ($39.00 clear mount, $49.00 wood mount).

I made these cute cards at my last card class and I have a work colleague very pregnant at the moment so the elephant already is taken and the other one will be popped away in the box ready for another baby to be born or announced!

Stamp Set: Zoo Babies
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Hello Honey, Bohemian Designer Series Paper
Ink: Smoky Slate, Hello Honey
Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Zig Zag Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Metallic Foil Doilies, 5/8" Hello Honey Striped Cotton Ribbon, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Word Window

Stampin' Up! Zoo Babies, baby card by Kathryn Mangelsdorf

I love the cute little rhino.

Stampin' Up! Zoo Babies, baby card by Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Sunday, May 29, 2016

CASE-ing the Catty Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper - #CTC80

It's not too late to purchase products from the retiring list in the Annual Catalogue or the Occasions Catalogue and this week at CASE-ing the Catty #CTC80 we are featuring your favourite retiring product.

Do you purchase beautiful designer series paper packs and there is one really special page that you just don't want to cut into - well the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper in the Occasions Catalogue was an all time favourite pack and you guessed it has taken me the last 2 weeks that its available to cut into the sheet with the lovely flowers.

You may have come from Bronwyn Eastley and love her work this week.

I have used the retiring mask from Happy Patterns pack and sponged daubered some Blushing Bride ink onto the Whisper White cardstock to create my background.  I put a splash of gold with the Gold Glitz Dazzling Details and then a little strip of Gold Glimmer Paper and then some rings of Gold Metallic Thread and finished with the beautiful flower image that I fussy cut out.

I was really amazed at how much I love this card, sometimes it just works!

Ink:  Blushing Bride
Cardstock:  Whisper White Thick, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer Paper
Accessories:  Happy Patterns Decorative Masks, Gold Glitz Dazzling Details, Metallic Thread

Stampin' Up! Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, Birthday Card created by Kathryn Mangelsdorf

A close up of the beautiful fussy cut flower.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, Birthday Card created by Kathryn Mangelsdorf

It's time to hop over to Julia Quinn and her creation.

If you have any problems hopping please check out the crew's creations at CASE-ing the Catty.

Are you inspired by the Crew or the Catalogues why not enter our monthly challenge and a winner will be announced next Sunday, so go to the linky tool at CTC.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Retirement List: Circle Card Thinlit, World Map, Six-Sided Sampler Flip Card

I have been really busy at work and also I have had a couple of Card Classes recently but I just have not had time to blog any of my creations, so today I have just send out my monthly newsletter and now it's time to share with you the flip card we made at Saturday's Card Class.

I wanted to use some of the retiring products for the last time and chose the Circle Card Thinlit which is available for $32.40 (reduced from $54.00 which is an amazing 40$ saving), and I extended the cardstock to create an extra flap.

I also used the Lost Lagoon cardstock which I am really disappointed is retiring as it's my favourite colour and it too will be no longer available as it's from eh 2014-2016 In Colours.  I did some background stamping with the World Map ($26.00 clear or $35.00 wood) in tone on tone.  I have made a belly band in Whisper White with a hexagonal highlight to cover the join in cardstock from the Six-Sided Sampler Bundle (Stamp Set and Hexagon Punch $55.25 clear or $63.75 wood) and a cute Vintage Faceted Designer Button ($7.35 reduced from $10.50 30% saving).

Stamp Set:  Traveler, World Map, Six-Sided Sampler, Guy Greetings
Cardstock:  Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Baja Breeze (retired)
Ink:  Lost Lagoon, Island Indigo
Accessories: Circle Card Thinlit, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Hexagon Punch, Vintage Faceted Designer Button, Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine

Stampin' Up! Circle Card Thinlit, World Map, Six-Sided Sampler, Hexagon Punch Flip Card created by Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Close up of the Cute Hexagonal feature

Stampin' Up! Circle Card Thinlit, World Map, Six-Sided Sampler, Hexagon Punch Flip Card created by Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Inside the flip card

Stampin' Up! Circle Card Thinlit, World Map, Six-Sided Sampler, Hexagon Punch Flip Card created by Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Endless Birthday Wishes

Have you noticed that handmade, handwritten birthday cards in the post seem to be extinct?  Well that's why Stampin' Up! are bringing them back!

Join in the #imbringingbirthdaysback movement by holding a Bringing Birthdays Back Class, just contact me and we can arrange a convenient time.  Gather some friends, and I can create a class especially for you and your guests will get to view the brand new Annual Catalogue.

I am featuring the 27 photopolymer stamp set, Endless Birthday Wishes here which is $28.00 and makes fantastic birthday cards for many occasions.

The below cards feature new products from the Annual Catalogue which I found on the Stampin' Up! website when I copied the image of the stamp set.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Stampin' Up! Onstage Display Stampers: Bloomin' Heart Thinlits and Large Number Framelits

It's been a very busy few week's since Stampin' Up!'s Onstage in Sydney, but it is time I share what I created as a Display Stamper.

As a Display Stamper, I was given the 2015-2017 In Colours to feature in my designs with only Whisper White and Very Vanilla to make the colours shine.

Today, I am featuring the In Colour, Delightful Dijon in a 12" x 12" scrapbook page which highlights the toy that I am holding - yes that is me at 12 months of age, love my fat little arms and my cute smile.

Cardstock:  Delightful Dijon, Whisper White, 2015-2017 In Colour Designer Series Pack
Accessories: Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies, Large Numbers Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Delightful Dijon Stampin' Write Marker, Bow Paper Clips Embellishments, Gold Metallic Thread, Pearl Basic Jewels, Linen Thread

Stampin' Up! Onstage Display Stampers: Bloomin' Heart Thinlits and Large Number Framelits, Delightful Dijon Scrapbooking Page by Kathryn Mangelsdorf

A close up of the Bloomin' Heart with the accessories.

Stampin' Up! Onstage Display Stampers: Bloomin' Heart Thinlits and Large Number Framelits, Delightful Dijon Scrapbooking Page by Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Sunday, May 1, 2016

We Stamp For Lara 2016: 15 Tutorials for $15

Do you want some Stampin' Up! inspiration and help a wonderful family?

A group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrator are supporting the beautiful Dunn family and are raising funds for Lara, her story is below and please take the time to read the story of Madonna and Mark's amazing daughter.

Would you like to receive 15 project tutorials, one will be uploaded each day for 15 days all for $15, starting on Monday, 2 May.  

All money raised will be given directly to Lara, Madonna and Mark to purchase a pressure mattress to make there evenings so much easier.

Go to the We Stamp for Lara 2016 Facebook page for further details and to sign up.

Lara was born on the 5th of November 2008. The fourth child of Mark and Madonna. She was different to her siblings. She looked different…she had twisted feet...she didn’t cry like the other babies. She didn’t move like them either. However, after a week in the nicu we were released to go home, with a paediatrician’s words ringing in our heads “She may or may not be normal, depending of if she does or does not reach developmental milestones.” She was given a diagnosis of Cerebral palsy at 5 months during a hospital stint to correct a floppy voicebox. During that stay she was also put on naso-gastric feeding (a tube down the nose and into her tummy). By one she had started having seizures and had a number of other “foibles”. 
Over the last seven and a bit years Lara has had many hospital stays with a number of illnesses. She has been diagnosed as having a “life-limited” condition. We do not know what that means. We do know that she is unable to talk or walk. She cannot communicate via traditional words or even gestures as her ability to control her limbs is very limited. What she does do is convey her love through her eyes. She verbalises some sounds and is very quick to moan and whinge if she wants to be moved or has a full nappy!
Lara has a plethora of drugs each day to keep her seizure activity stable. This is mostly successful but a simple cold can be enough to put us in hospital for a little visit due to her compromised immunity and poor lung function. She needs to be moved into different positions to help her manage her secretions and to prevent pressure areas.
One of the items we are looking at fundraising for over the next few months is a better pressure mattress for Lara’s bed. She has a hospital bed that we are able to manoeuvre into various positions for her (tilt, height etc) but the mattress is very simple and we use an egg shell topper at the moment to assist in the pressure management. We (actually, Mark..mostly) move her from side to side during the night to alleviate the risk of pressure areas. An appropriate mattress can help with those risks.
We are so grateful to all of you for always being willing to put your hands up to help us to Help Lara. She is a delight and a blessing. If you have ever gazed into the depths of her gorgeous blue eyes you would understand she is a special little person in more ways than just her diagnoses.