Sunday, September 16, 2018

CASEing the Catty Santa's Workshop Memories & More - #CTC196

It's time to have some time crafting on a sunny Sunday afternoon as I have been busy for the last few weeks preparing for a High Tea last Saturday afternoon which raised over $1,000 for Compassion Australia and my sponsored child in Northern Thailand.

This week at CASEing the Catty, the Crew are featuring the Santa's Workshop Suite (pages 18 to 27) in the Holiday Catalogue, oh I love this catalogue as Christmas is my favourite time of the year.

You maybe starting here so welcome or you could have come from Judy May.

I decided to purchase the Santa's Workshop Memories & More Card Pack and the matching Poppy Parade Cards and Envelopes to make 20 quick and easy cards ready for Christmas.

I am going to be spending 3 weeks in the United States of America from the end of October so I need to get some of the Christmas cards out of the way prior to leaving as when I return from the Stampin' Up! Onstage Live in Orlando, Florida it will be time for Christmas gatherings and parties.

This afternoon within 3 hours I had made 20 Christmas  cards that I think are very cute and have quite a few layers to them with lots of dimensionals and I also used the Enamel Shapes and I was inspired by the examples to the left which I did happen to CASE a few of the designs to start off with.

Cardstock: Santa's Workshop Memories & More Cards and Envelopes, Garden Green
Accessories:  Santa's Workshop Memories & More Card Pack, Santa's Workshop Enamel Shapes, Call Me Clover 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Garden Green Baker's Twine (retired), 1/4" Whisper White Organza Ribbon (retired)

Close up of the Christmas Cards

Now it's time to hop on over to Angela Meiritz-Reid and see what she has created this week.

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

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Colour Your Season - Limited-time Products

Get in the mood to create something full of colours and seasons! Introducing the all-new, limited-time Colour Your Season products:
  • Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season!
  • Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images!
  • Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colours! Note: These Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.
  • Please note: The bundle includes the stamp set and dies only. It does not include the Watercolor Pencils.

Don't forget they are only available until the end of the month (or until sold out) and I love the set of stitched framelits, they are like the old top note die but even better.  

Order Online using HOST CODE XF7B62E9 to received a special gift from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue.

Have you seen the amazing things you can do with the Blended Season Bundle?  Check out Shannon on this amazing video for great ideas:

Sunday, August 5, 2018

CASEing the Catty Beautiful Day - #CTC190

Another week has passed and we have started another new month, I can not believe how quickly this year is disappearing.  This week at CASEing the Catty we are featuring the Artistic Impressions Section of the Annual Catalogue (pages 127 to 141).

You maybe starting here so welcome or you could have come from Mel Pagano.

I sat down with the catalogue with a cappuccino this morning and chose the card I was going to make as I had decided that I was going to use the Beautiful Day stamp set as it had not seen ink yet.  

I have combined the beautiful bloom with the new Watercolour Pencils in Flirty Flamingo and Cajun Craze with Crushed Curry for the stamens and then leaves in Granny Apple Green and Garden Green and then blended the colours together with some water in my aqua painter.  

I have also used the August limited time only (available only until stock lasts) Stitched Season framelits for the layers of leaves in Soft Sea Foam and Gold Foil which I think make the bloom standout even more, unfortunately it's a dull day here in Woodside and I had trouble getting a good photograph without shadows.

Finally, I gold embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment on the bottom, which was easy as I inked up in Versamark and put a piece of scrap paper over the small words under it so they would not stamp on the card.

Stamp Set:  Beautiful Day
Ink:  Memento, VersaMark
Cardstock:  Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheet
Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Stitched Seasons Framelits, Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Day created by Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Close up of my watercoloring with the new pencils with a little water and the aqua painter.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Day created by Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies149013

Create delicate die-cut frames and embellishments with this versatile set that celebrates the seasons. 
* 10 dies 
* Largest die: 4-7/8" x 3-3/8" (12.4 x 8.6 cm)
* Use with Big Shot

Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2149014

Now in even more colors, these high-quality, smooth color pencils are perfect for creating watercolor stamped images. Use with Aqua Painters, Blender Pens, or alone.
* 10 pencils in Stampin' Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Now it's time to hop on over to Rachel Palmieri.

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

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Bonus Days Are Back

Wow, Bonus Days are Back during August.  
If you are unfamiliar with this promotion, for every $90 you spend before 31 August (before shipping and handling) earns you $9 Bonus Days Coupon Code that can be used on 1-30 September.

Order 24/7 at my Online Store.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Designer Series Paper - #loveitchopit

It's not too late to take advantage of the Buy 3 Packs of DSP - Get 1 Free!
Order Online before 11.00 pm tonight

I have created some very quick and easy cards but oh so beautiful with the Designer Series Paper and a sentiment.  I have used the Petal Promenade to make these cards - and you would get oh so many out of 1 pack!  #loveitchopit

Stampin' Up! Petal Promenade, Quick and Easy Card #likeitchopit designed by Kathryn Mangelsdorf

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An abundance of festive flowers to properly celebrate everything that needs celebrating in life. Some sheets include trimmable elements.

* 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free 
* Lignin free  

Coordinating colours: Blushing Bride, Fresh Fig, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla, Whisper White

Sunday, July 29, 2018

It's not too late to Join the Fun!

We all love a bargain and joining the Stampin' Up! family in the next 2 days ... you receive 10 Classic Stamp Pads plus the normal $235 worth of products - that's an incredible total of $352 worth of Stampin' Up! products.

Join the Fun!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Art with Heart Team Blog Hop - Designer Series Paper

Tonight the Art with Heart Team are sharing creative projects featuring Designer Series Paper.  This month, Stampin' Up! have a special on Designer Series Paper, BUY 3, GET 1 FREE!  We hope our blog hop inspires you to get crafting with your Designer Series Paper.

Well it's time to celebrate Christmas in July with some quick and easy cards ready for the big rush in December.  I have just used the many designs from the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper and a strip of Old Olive cardstock with the sentiment from which I stamped on Whisper White and used the Everyday Label Punch to cut it out and layered it in Old Olive.

Stamp Set:  Mistletoe Season
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White, Old Olive, Whisper White, Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories:  Everyday Label Punch

Close up of the beautiful sentiment from Mistletoe Season

Now it's time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Kim Dallinger.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Colour INKspiration Springtime Impressions Thinlits - #CI38

I have not had a lot of free time to create for the Colour INKspiration Crew for a long time but I could not miss this one as I just love this colour combination of Powder Pink, Grey Granite, Berry Burst, Whisper White and Basic Black.

You maybe starting here so welcome to the blog hop or you could have come from Mel Pagano.

I have made a sympathy card for a friend who sadly loss her husband way too early from dementia, and I thought straight away of a butterfly as his memories will be with her forever.

I have used the gorgeous Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon to mount the layered butterfly in the pinks and grey with a sprinkle of Black Metallic Thread to make it stand out even more.

It will not take away her tear and hurt but it will given her a smile that he will be around her always.

Stamp Set:  Thoughts and Prayers
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Grey Granite
Ink:  Berry Burst, Grey Granite
Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Springtime Impressions Thinlits, Black Metallic Thread, Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon

Close up of the beautiful butterfly

Showing the depths of textures and colours

Now it's time to hop over to my good friend, Rachel Palmieri from Victoria.

Don't forget to check out the Facebook Group and like the page as this is where you and all our followers share their paper craft projects using the colour combination.  I hope to see you there!

There is a new Colour Challenge every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), and a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Colour INKspiration Facebook Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

CASEing the Catty Mistletoe Season - #CTC188

I am preparing for my Christmas in July class on Saturday so I thought it was timely that the CASEing the Catty Crew were featuring the Holidays section of the Annual Catologue (page 92 to 103).

You maybe starting here so welcome or you could have come from Peta Stephen.

I was inspired by the card to the left which uses the Season Wreath Dynamic Embossing Folder, I love the depth that these folders give.  I have used VersaMark to ink up the embossing folder and then put it through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and then I sprinkled some Stampin' Emboss Powder on the wreath, you will need to remove some extra powder but with a little paint brush and some patiences you get an amazing effect.  I have used both sides of the Embossing Folder as I could not decide which one I preferred.  I then used some of the matching DSP and then add lots of the beautiful and sparkling Red Rhinestones.

Stamp Set:  Mistletoe Season
Ink:  Real Red, VersaMark
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Copper Foil Sheet, Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, Real Red
Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Season Wreath Dynamic Embossing Folder, Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Heat Tool, Gold, Copper and White Stampin' Emboss Powder

Stampin' Up! Season Wreath Dynamic Embossing Folder, Christmas Card, Embossing Folder, Reverse Embossing, Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper designed by Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Close up of the Gold Embossed Wreath

Stampin' Up! Season Wreath Dynamic Embossing Folder, Christmas Card, Embossing Folder, Reverse Embossing, Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper designed by Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Close up of the Copper Embossed Wreath

Stampin' Up! Season Wreath Dynamic Embossing Folder, Christmas Card, Embossing Folder, Reverse Embossing designed by Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Now it's time to hop on over to Judy May.

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

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Gallery Grunge

Gloriously Grunge
The Gallery Grunge stamp set if all of unique texture.  The designer of this set of background stamps found inspiration at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Boston when she notice a herringbone pattern on the walls.

These versatile patterns can be used in two completely different ways.  Beyond just background stamping, they can be used to create layers of texture in any piece.  In the thank you card sample, Stampin' Up! used all three of the stamps in different colours to create an elegant yet edgy aesthetic.  In the butterfly sample, the polka dot stamp was used on both the butterfly and the background to create a delicate symmetry.

Gallery Grunge Wood-Mount Stamp Set146535
Gallery Grunge Clear-Mount Stamp Set146538
Create a gallery-worthy piece using the fascinating and versatile textures of this stamp set. 
Our clear-mount stamps 
* Are made of the same premium rubber as our wood-mount stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time. 
* Are precut so you don't have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately). 
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.
Quantity: 4 rubber stamps

Sunday, July 15, 2018

New Stampin' Blends

The NEW Stampin' Blend Colours are in the house!

They arrived too late for team day last Sunday but the big brown box arrived on Monday, but it's only today that I have had time to pull them out and look at the beautiful colour shades.

I had been thinking how am I going to store the Stampin' Blends as I had too many now, and a clever Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said on one of the facebook groups, that they fit oh so nicely into the Darling Label Punch Tin.

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Start with this cute tin filled with crafting must-haves, add your favorite paper and adhesives, and begin creating! 

Box includes:
* Darling Label 6-piece photopolymer stamp set
* Clear stamp block
* Grapefruit Grove and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spots
* Darling Label Punch
* 8" x 8" x 3" (20.3 x 20.3 x 7.6 cm) tin

Coordinating colours: Gold, Grapefruit Grove, Night of Navy