Thursday 25 April 2019

Floral Scrapping with The Scrapbooking Global Group.

Wow so many lovely creative floral pages on this hop - now I believe its my turn to impress you well try anyway. This page features photos that are a few years old but had never made it into an album. I am not usually a florally sort of scrapper and 'pink' is so not my colour. I felt that I didn't really have any photos that I felt I could use for this theme but how wrong could I be! Printed in Black and white I found it so much easier to bring it all together. Actually based on what they were all wearing the only way I felt they could go on a page together was in black and white.
I have used the elements, watercolour pencils and stamps from the Lots of Happy Card Kit as my main focus for this page.

 To make the flower wreath I used a side plate and fine pencil to draw a circle then stamped over its edge all the way around. I then used the same plate to cut around for my middle circle. The stamp set has 2 floral images in it and I used those to also make some accents and fussy cut them. 


The velum leaf accents are those from the kit but they have been coloured using the sponge brayer with Pear Pizzazz ink for that hint of extra colour. 
The copper elements are not from the kit but I felt it needed lifting and I had to tie a title in somehow.

I have added some stitching on my sewing machine - I actually aimed for messy stitching - I find it difficult to do though as it goes against my grain. I use the biggest stitch my machine does as I like the look of further apart holes. The circle in the middle was plain whisper white cardstock - I have used a decorative piece from the Happiness Blooms Memories & More packet as a mask with the sponge brayers for a little visual texture.

This is the included photopolymer stamp set. The sentiments didn't really work for this page so I cut the word Cousins out of thick Whisper White Cardstock- a lot of people have cutting machines that can do this for them - and then to carry the copper accents through I embossed the word to make it match. The sentiment I then got from Butterfly Gala and punched it using a new punch that's coming with the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.

If you haven't heard of Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up!
it is a Facebook group which Sharon created in Jan 2017.
It is a group created for us SCRAPBOOKERS who use Stampin' Up! products.
The group just hit "5000" members and we couldn't be more excited.
Join us over there for all the inspiration that Stampin' Up! products allow us to create. You can also share your pages with us as we would love to see them.

This time it was Mariejosee Gagnon's time in the spotlight as Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! Guest Designer for April. Mariejosee is a Demostrator from Quebec, Canada. I wonder where our hop will take us next month?
For now lets click the next button and head on over to the UK and see what Eimear has to share with us.

Product Used on this page.


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 - for more information.

Saturday 20 April 2019

Stampin’ Up! Piece of Cake Birthday Cards SBTD Blog Hop

Welcome once again to the Stampers by the Dozen monthly blog hop. 
This month we are making Birthday Cards, one can never have enough birthday cards in their stash now can they?
I'm excited to say the Piece of Cake Bundle currently featured in our Occasions Catalogue is moving forward into the upcoming Annual Catalogue - well its components are! So if you love this Bundle and love getting more bang for your buck you need to grab the bundle before the 3rd June. 



Teamed up with our blends or even our markers colouring these lined images not only lets us cater to more tastes but makes this stamp set way more versatile. With 5 different cakes featured in the stamp set I think you can find all your cake occasions catered for.

Thanks for popping past please continue along our hop using the Next Blog button below. Next months theme is flowers so I hope to see you back here for that one.

Stampers By The Dozen Roll Call                
  1. Judi Anderson                  
  2. Susan Simpson               
  3. Tricia Butts                   
  4. Courtenay Heuston - You are Here
  5.  Tashana Lundy 
  6. Carly Middleton                     
  7. Sharleen Luciano 
Items I used to create the pictured card
Stampin' Up! News 

April is shaping up to be a great big month with wonderful news in the Stampin' Up! world - here's the brief!

All items retiring are while stocks last and some items will sell out faster than others so don't delay getting your goodies. Just a little FYI - all current bundles are retiring even if components of the bundles are moving into the new Catalogue. There is no longer any wood stamp sets and all red rubber stamps will be transitioning to our new Cling stamps. Click on the picture to take you straight to the Last Chance Products.

Coming soon Everything is Rosy

Watch the video to see all the beautiful elements available in this Product Melody. Everything is Rosy is available starting 1st May - 31st May while stocks last. There's no limits on the number of kits you can order and you may also include this melody as part of your starter kit. Code 150059 RRP $139.00 AU

Paper Pumpkin is coming to Australia! 

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly paper crafting kit offered by Stampin’ Up! that is currently only available in the United States and parts of Canada. Because the Hugs from Shelli kit is so special, they wanted to make sure demonstrators and customers everywhere would get the chance to experience it. To accomplish this they are offering the Shelli kit as an exclusive, limited release in all of our global (Europe, South Pacific, Japan and Quebec, Canada) markets starting 15 May so watch this space!

I am currently collecting the details of Australian customers that would like a copy of the new catalogue delivered to their door - but only until the 30th of April so if you would like a copy please click the picture and complete the form to request yours.

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 - for more information.