Saturday, 21 July 2018

Card Re-Do SBTD July 18 Blog Hop



Welcome to the July Stampers By The Dozen (SBTD) Blog Hop - did you love Lindsay's  Re-do? If you have hopped on over from Lindsay's Blog in Colorado - well welcome to Australia. This month we are looking back in time to where we started with a card re-do. I don't have the first card I ever made all those years ago but I remember it clearly - a deep purple and silver Christmas Card. So what I have done is go back to my early blogging days and found the first card I posted on here. It was a Mojo Monday card sketch from way back in 2009 - well before I became a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
 


So where did it come from?

You can see the original Post HERE- heads up though its not much chop lol.

 
 
Well they are an interesting pair aren't they? The sketch I have tweaked a little once again and oh my gosh one thing that has improved considerable is my photography skills!
 
 
Who loves the new Subtle Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder? I do - it doesn't look like much in the catalogue but wow it gives a beautiful look to cardstock. The dream catcher on the front of the card is also embossed with clear embossing powder to make it all shiny - I had to pop the star on as well because I wanted to sneak a mini dimensional under there.


So what do you think - big difference over the years. I am looking forward to what the other team members have to show us so hit the next button below to hop on over to Tashana's Tropical Escape Re-do.

http://www.honeybeesstampinghive.com/2018/07/tropical-escape-project-redo-sbtd-blog.html

Hop Roll Call
Judi Anderson
Karie Beglau
Susan Simpson   
Tricia Butts   
Lyndsay LaRae Carara  
Courtenay Heuston `  .    You are here! 
Tashana Lundy 
CarlyMiddleton
Sharleen Luciano
Anastasia Radloff
Deb Naylor

Courtenay
Do you live in Australia and would you like to become a Demonstrator, earn discounts, great rewards and get to craft with Stampin' Up! products before their release? If so click here to join my team - more information here. 


Thursday, 19 July 2018

Scrapbooking Global July - Scrapbook Sketch



Welcome to our Scrapbooking global July Blog Hop. This month we have a sketch challenge that we put forward to the group - would you like to join us? We have 24 Scrapbooking Global members hopping for the first time. We have a Facebook group and will be doing a monthly Blog Hop plus a monthly Challenge - that's 2 pages a month guaranteed!

If you have joined me from Delys Blog welcome - you have arrived 'across the ditch' from New Zealand to Australia. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has done with the sketch.

So lets Hop to it!

 
I deliberated over this page heaps as it is very similar to the page I did last month. I worked backwards as far as I was concerned as usually I start with my photos then plan around them but that was not the case this time.
Step 1 was the sketch
Step 2 was to find a word that would be great for my 'Title'
Then I found some photos to go with what I had decide my Title was going to be!
Step 4 pick a paper range to suit - bonus I had the co-ordinating stamp set.

And Ta Da!

 
 
 
My Miss Eilish got her P Plates in January - over 120hrs learners experience done (well that was completed last November but we can't rush these things now), she was as nervous as hell but she passed first go. Proud Parenting moment when she came home with those red plates. It has been life changing here - I get to stay home an extra 2 nights a week now instead of doing the 'Dance Run' 4 nights!
 
I cut 1 inch off 2 sides of my 12x12 Whisper White piece, and 3/4" off my Blueberry Bushel patterned side piece of DSP to frame my White background then mounted it on the full piece of Grey Granite DSP. My squares are actually 2 3/4' and my middle strip piece is 6 x 2 3/4" size. The photos are not mounted and although its hard to see the top photo is actually sitting up on dimensionals.
 
  
 
I tweaked the sketch a little, but that's encouraged - right? I added a second photo instead of a journaling square. I love the little car in the En Route stamp set so its embossed and made into a little embellishment.
 

 
Thanks for popping in - hope you like my page please feel free to leave a comment below prior to hitting the next button to continue on the hop. You can Find us on Facebook HERE then request to join so you can hop along with us next month if you like.

http://frankiesue.blogspot.com/2018/07/scrapbooking-global-july-2018-blog-hop.html

The line-up for this months sketch Hop


Meet the Design Team

 
  Goodies I used to make this page. 

Courtenay
Do you live in Australia and would you like to become a Demonstrator, earn discounts, great rewards and get to craft with Stampin' Up! products before their release? If so click here to join my team - more information here. 

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Stampin' Up! Color Your Season Limited Release


Demo perk alert - pre-order - yay I have this beautiful limited release bundle already in my hot little hands and its seen ink!
So what's in the deal I hear you ask? August sees a limited release of Blended Seasons stamp set, Stitched Season Framelits and a second assortment of watercolour pencils to customers in all Stampin' Up! Markets. Demonstrators can get it now on pre-order (including those that sign up this month - check out that Promotion below).

 
 
 
The new watercolour pencils are divine and have
10 pencils in Stampin' Up! colours. Acid free, lignin free.
Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy. I am very glad to add so many more green pencils to my collection.

   

First I white embossed the largest flower image in the set on a piece of Crumb Cake cut to 9cm x 13.5cm. I pulled the white pencil from our original watercolour pencil set and coloured in my embossed stamp.
You can use white ink if you don't have the first watercolour pencil set for a similar look. Once all white I then added the colour straight over the top. Oh you don't need to be especially neat with this step and depending on the intensity of flower you are after add more or less colour.
 


This one is the Crushed Curry flowers, framed with a Crushed Curry piece cut to 9.5cm x 14cm. The sentiment I stamped using my Stamparatus first in Garden Green then Versamak so I could pop some clear embossing powder on it and make it really stand out. (I have done this before without the Stamparatus but this was heaps easier - see this post HERE)

 
This colour combination was made using the Gorgeous Grape pencil as the pencil and frame colour.

 
Available in the Online Store August 1st 2018
 
Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2
149014 $21.75 AUD | $26.25 NZD
 
BUNDLE -Blended Seasons (save 10%)

BLENDED SEASONS STAMP SET + STITCHED SEASONS FRAMELITS DIES
Wood-mount • 149893 $134 AUD | $162 NZD | Clear-mount • 149894 $113 AUD | $136 NZD 
 



These items can be ordered as part of your starter kit, In Australia the kit is $169 for $235 worth of product - includes FREE postage, a great deal all by itself. Currently the deal is even sweeter with anyone joining in July getting a FREE family of inkpads on top of their fully customisable kit, an extra $117 worth of goodies!

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/bagsthatone/jointhefun
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/bagsthatone/jointhefun
 

Courtenay

Do you live in Australia and would you like to become a Demonstrator, earn discounts, great rewards and get to craft with Stampin' Up! products before their release? If so click here to join my team - more information here.




Thursday, 28 June 2018

Mistletoe Season & Painted Harvest Stampin' Up! Christmas

Each month I hold a Stamp A Stack at my local Cake store - not only do they have huge tables, great coffee and amazing supper but wow it smells divine just hanging out there.
How it works at my Stamp A Stack is - everyone that comes pays a fee to make 6 cards - 3 designs but 2 of each card. One of the designs is a Christmas card.



This is the card we did this month - an old favourite of mine Painted Harvest teamed up with a new colour combination and a new Christmas Stamp set Mistletoe Season. I just love that font!

 
The wreath is stamped in Granny Apple Green for the base colour then Tranquil Tide for the second stamp that gives this image shape and definition. The berries and font are in real red.



I used my Stamparatus for this card but you could use blocks if you prefer - I will give you the heads up though - once you start using the Stamparatus you will love it. I could make a heap of these quickly and easily - this will be perfect for my works Christmas cards!

Don't have the new Catalogue yet but want one? Click the picture of the catalogue below to have it arrive at your door.

 Shopping list - Live in Australia? You can click the picture to go straight to the store. 
Courtenay
Do you live in Australia and would you like to become a Demonstrator, earn discounts, great rewards and get to craft with Stampin' Up! products before their release? If so click here to join my team - more information here. 
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