Thursday, 17 January 2019

Welcome to the Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop for January 2019

Hello and Welcome to the Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop!  Its a new year and so this is a perfect time to jump in see what all of our talented scrappers have come up with this month!

This month's hop uses a sketch theme... here it is:

I actually love sketch themes... I am always amazed at how everyone in the hop interprets the sketch differently.  We all start with the same sketch, but the variety in projects is incredible!

Here is my layout:

Of course it really helps that this month we have BRAND NEW PRODUCTS to play with!  I started with one colour... Petal this was the colour featured in my daughter's formal dress (that she is wearing in my photo today).  And lucky for me, its a colour that features quite prominently in our latest Occasions catalogue.  I used Whisper White 12"x12" cardstock as my base, and then added LOTS of different elements... mostly in Petal pink!  The printed vellum piece is Petal Pink, and of course I used Petal Pink cardstock as well. The gorgeous variegated ribbon is Petal Pink and white.... so a perfect match.  I also added some Butterfly elements from our current Sale-A-Bration catalogue.... how cute are those!

There is just a little stamping on this page... I used the "oil spot" stamp from the Geared Up Garage set in my background.  And I stamped the date and "Yr 10 Formal" with the Labeller Alphabet (one of my faves for scrapping!)... also with Petal Pink ink.   The flourishes at the corners of the design are from the Beautifully Detailed laser cut paper..... which is Petal Pink on one side, and white on the other (so you can make it any colour!).... its so easy to use!  And last - but most certainly not least - I used a little of the Grapefruit Grove foil paper (another SAB item) for the title "Friends" and also as an accent to the right of the picture.

I love how Stampin'Up makes it easy to co-ordinate colours and products!  It was one of the first and main reasons I switched to SU..... the whole co-ordination aspect make everything just work!

I was really happy with how this turned out!  I've included a product list below.  If you would like to purchase any of these items, just click on the one you want!  Items are delivered directly to your door, anywhere in Australia!

Thanks for visiting my blog today... the next blog to visit on our hop is that of Lisa Henderson (Canada)... Im sure you will LOVE what she has created this month!  Click her name which appears below mine in the list below.

Linda D

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Calling local crafters! Stamp Club spots open for 2019!

Calling all local crafters anywhere near the Central Coast (NSW)! I have stamp club spots available for 2019! Both day and evening spots available.... stamp clubs run every second month.... there is no charge to attend, however you commit to spend a minimum of $50 on product each time (whether you actually attend or not). Each member has their turn to be the hostess over the course of the year.  Clubs in 2019 will run on Wednesdays.
This pic above shows just a few of the projects we made in stamp club last year! For more info please message me...

If you are interested in Stamp Club but not completely decided, I have one or two spots available in the January daytime club where you could come along for just that one (no commitment) to see what its like and how it works.  The date is the 30th January, at 11.15am.  Contact me for more info.  

Please note that club spots are LIMITED..... and once we have a full class, there won't be a new club for a while.   So message me today and dont miss out! 

Stay cool today everyone! 

Linda D

Friday, 11 January 2019

Video Tutorial: Colouring the Butterfly Gala Butterflies

Today I made a little video to give you some quick tips on how to easily use the Butterflies from our beautiful Butterfly Gala bundle. Whether you are new to stamping, or are an experienced crafter, you will love using this awesome new set!  You'll find it in our new Occasions Catalogue (2019) and its available as a bundle with the matching punch (for a 10% saving!).

My card today features a few of my new favourite products from our latest product offering, and so I have made a product list below should you wish to order any of these for yourself (just click on the item you want to order it).  In particular I am loving the new Floral Romance Specialty DSP that features the gorgeous printed Vellum you see here on my card.  And I have cut the stitched layers with the new Stitched Rectangle framelits.... there are SO MANY framelits in this pack so its super useful!

The video is below and i hope you will find it useful.

Have an awesome day!

Linda D

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Thursday, 10 January 2019

Butterfly Gala from Stampin'Up for soft and pretty cards

Today I was inspired by another demonstrator, Lori Heiling, who had created a beautiful card with the new Cake punch from our 2019 Occasions catalogue.  Basically she had punched multiple times, in the same colour as the background, and then adhered them to the background piece.  The result is stunning... it almost looks like textured embossing.  You can see Lori's original card HERE.

Of course this could work with any punch or shape, and so today I tried it with the Butterfly Duet punch  that is part of the Butterfly Gala bundle... also in the Occasions catalogue. And you can see the result in my pictures today... doesn't this background look amazing???

Although there is a little time involved in glueing all the butterflies in place, it is a relatively easy card to make, and I LOVE the effect!

I've included a product list below should you wish to make a card like this for yourself!  To purchase, simply click on the item that you want.

Happy Stamping!

Linda D

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Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Our Lovely Lipstick Foil paper is simply delicious!

As many of you may know, right now our Sale-A-Bration promotion is in full swing!  This is the very best time of year (in my opinion) to jump in and get what you want from Stampin'Up... as the rewards are awesome!

One of our "gifts-with purchase" right now is this fabulous Lovely Lipstick foil paper.  I've been using both it and the Grapefruit Grove foil (also included in the same pack) for a wide variety of projects.... and the results are simply stunning!  If you are looking for a product to really give you that "Wow" factor, then you really cant go past this gorgeous paper!

On my card I have embossed the background panel of Lovely Lipstick foil paper with the Quilt Top embossing folder... just embossing the foil brings out the richness of the colour!  Then I used some of our Botanical Butterfly DSP for my stitched oval behind the Butterflies.  The butterflies themselves are from the Butterfly Gala bundle, which you will find in our Occasions catalogue.  They have been cut out with the co-ordinating punch.  The ribbon is Lovely Lipstick also, from the Occasions catalogue. I've included a product list below which you will find helpful should you wish to purchase any of these items for yourself.  Im in Australia, so you will need to be in Australia also to order through my Online Store.

Just remember that for every $90 order you place, you get to choose a Sale-A-Bration item for FREE!  The foil paper is a free item, and so is the Botanical Butterfly DSP.

I will shortly be making a quick tip video to show how I coloured these butterflies so keep checking back for that!

Linda D

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