Sneak Peek

I am sharing with you today a card which has a little bit of old & a little bit of new product.  Can you guess which is which?  In fact, this card was a couple of Thank You 20170517_100131blog-close-uCards I sent out last month to customers.

I saw this fold on Pinterest (where else, you may ask) & thought it a little unusual & a little different so I went with it.  I think the card showcases the lovely daisy off to a “T”.   I think she has a video that you can watch but I just sort of went by the photo.  Thank you Lisa for your inspiration.

I can see the “Delightful Daisy Suite” being one of my favourites.

The new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue goes live in a couple of days, but one of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is that we get to pre-order items from the Catalogue & have a play prior to it going live.  If you live in Australia & you don’t have a Catalogue as yet, please contact me.

To download your free tutorial which includes Measurements (Metric & Imperial), as well as a Supply List of all the product I’ve used to create my card, click on the link above the photo.

Not long now until the Retiring Products have gone forever, pop on over to my Online MayShop to place your order.  Don’t forget to use May’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

224. Thank You – Daisy Delight

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RAK #2

Last week I showed you one of the cards I had created for the Random Act of Kindness group I belong to.  You too can join.  All you have to do is click on the link below & request to join.  You don’t have to be a SU! Demonstrator.

Join RAK here

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To create this card, I layered a piece of “Blooms & Bliss” DSP onto a piece of Island Indigo Card & then to a Mint Macaron (retiring) Base Card.

The stem from “Wild About Flowers” was stamped in Mint Macaron Ink (retiring) onto a piece of Whisper White Card, while the flowers are Island Indigo.  The Card was die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits & layered onto a Whisper White scallop circle which has been die cut with the Layering Circles Framelits, run through the Big Shot & then adhered to the left hand side of the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

20170514_072625blogThe sentiment from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” was stamped onto scrap Whisper White Card in Island Indigo Ink, cut down to size, banner shape cut in the right hand end & adhered to Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To complete my card, I tied a small bow using Island Indigo Baker’s Twine (retired), added Rhinestones to the flower centres & randomly scattered them around the card.

I’m happy to say the receiver loved her card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Celebrate You

Heya Stampers,

This is my last card I am sharing with you using the lovely Floral Boutique DSP which I20170520_101947blog-inside am happy to say have only 2 small strips left.  Yep, managed to use it all up!  Never has this happened to me before.

In fact, using my DSP this way lets me create 2 cards although the DSP ends up opposite way around – check it out in the photo.

I actually created them with my May RAK Cards (Random Act of Kindness) & have since gone off in the mail overseas.  I hope the receivers like them as much as I did creating them.

I used the Wild About Flowers Stamp Set once again & teamed the DSP up with Old Olive & Daffodil Delight.  I think the cards turned out lovely, bright & sunny.

To grab your Free Tutorial on how I created the cards, click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

226. Wild About Flowers

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Sunshine Wishes

I was very happy to know that although the Bundle will not be available in the new 2017-20170515_093151blog-close-u2018 Annual Catalogue, the “Sunshine Sayings” Stamp Set & coordinating “Sunshine Wishes” Framelits will not be retiring.  I love both these products.

I saw a card created by Andrea Walford using these Framelits on Pinterest & so I set about creating it.  I also found that she has a both a video tutorial & a PDF showing how she created her gorgeous card.  Thank you Andrea for your lovely inspiration.

My background has been created using the Faux Torn Paper Technique which I am more than happy with.

Hope you enjoyed the card today.

To download a Free Tutorial, please click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

225. Celebrate You – Sunshine Wishes

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Scrapbooking

For the past few months or so I’ve been creating pages for my niece for her albums.  I create the pages using the traditional method as well as Project Life.  I’m doing both 12″20170515_110800blog1 x 12″ pages plus 8″ x 6″ pages.  Every so often, I will pack them up & post down to her so that she can then put them in one of her albums.

I purchased a couple of albums & pages for Bonnie & had them sent direct to her.  Bon loves getting them & seeing what I have done & what pictures I’ve selected.  Sometimes, I will do the journaling but most of the time I have left that bit blank for her to pop her story onto the page.

Today’s page is one I had half completed but was just sitting there waiting for a little bit of embellishment to be added.  After seeing a page created by Kris McIntosh a light bulb went off.  Of course, I had to use the Botanical Blooms Stamp Set & Botanical Builder Framelits both of which are retiring.  Why hadn’t I thought of that, seeing as though I had used the “Botanical Gardens” DSP (retired).  Thank you Kris for your inspiration.

For my layout, I drew a rough sketch & then sort of followed it.  Mind you, what I 20170515_110750blog2sometimes draw doesn’t always end up what the page will look like.  I cut a strip of Basic Black Card & adhered it down the left side of the DSP.  A piece of Hello Honey Card (retired) was layered onto a piece of Whisper White Card & then to a piece of Mossy Meadow (retired) before layering onto the DSP.

As the photos were sort of dark in colour, I decided to print them out in back & white which works out great in some cases.  Don’t be scared to experiment with your photos.  You will be surprised how different they look when printed in black & white.

For the leaves, I’ve again used Mossy Meadow, while the flowers are Cajun CrazeHello Honey & Basic Black.  I popped Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the centres to finish them off.

This layout could be used for lots of pages.  All you have to do is change out the embellishments, colours & DSP.

I do hope you enjoyed my page today.  Hopefully I will be able to share a lot more pages I’ve created for Bonnie if I remember to take photos before they go off in the post.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Random Act of Kindness May Card

 

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Who doesn’t love receiving happy mail?  I know I do!  It is such a change to the bills we all hate receiving.  I now hop out to collect the mail in anticipation of whether or not I will receive a RAK card.  Mind you, I am just more than happy sending them off knowing that I may be putting a smile on someone’s face for the day than receiving.
You opt in each month as to whether or not you would like to be part of the group & then you randomly select a few people from the group who are participating for the month to send off a RAK card to.  It is amazing to see how it brightens someone’s day!
I’ve made it a goal to send out no less than 2 per week.  Not only does it give me great enjoyment creating the card but knowing that it may put a smile on someone’s face at the end of a long day.
My card today was created for one of my May RAK’s.  No, they don’t have to be all different.  I don’t have a tutorial for you today as I posted them off before I did one.
I layered a piece of “Blooms & Bliss” DSP (retiring) to a piece of Whisper White Card & then to the Base Card – Island Indigo.20170514_072551
I stamped the stem image from the “Wild About Flowers” Stamp Set onto a piece of Whisper White Card in Mint Macaron Ink (retiring & will be very sad to see this colour go) & then stamped the flowers in Island Indigo Ink before die cutting with the oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
A piece of Mint Macaron Card was die cut using the scallop oval from the same set, adhered to the stamped oval & adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ DImensionals.
The sentiment is from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” Stamp Set, stamped onto scrap Whisper White Card in Island Indigo Ink, punched with the Classic Label Punch & adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To complete my card, I tied a small bow using Whisper White Baker’s Twine (retired), attached it to the stem with a Mini Glue Dot & scattered Rhinestones to the centre of the flowers, randomly around the Card Front & to the greeting.
I was really happy with this card so fingers crossed the receiver is too.
Would you like to receive one of my cards?  All you have to do is click on the link below & ask to join.  No, you don’t have to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.
Join RAK here
Until next time, Happy Stampin’
Vicky
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You’re Sublime

Last week I shared with you a card I had created using the cute little Stamp Set – You’re Sublime.  Well, today I have another to share with you, but this time I’ve played with the frog from the same set.  I don’t know what it is about this set, but I love creating with it.  Is it the little creatures & their faces or is it the shapes……

Anyhow, my card went off in the mail last Monday.  Fingers crossed they like it too.

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As I’ve teamed the set with the bright & happy “Festive Birthday” DSP, I wanted the colours to be the same – bright & happy.  I used my Blender Pen to colour the frog & the water, but in saying that, I didn’t want it to be coloured nice & smooth, so I very roughly coloured both using Emerald Envy for the frog & Tempting Turquoise for the water.  It’s eyes are Daffodil Delight & the spots are Melon Mambo.

If you click on the link above the photo (below), you will be able to download a free tutorial for your own use.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

221. You’re Sublime

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Kylie’s International Highlights

I would like to take this opportunity & thank everyone who voted for Top ten International Highlights winners Badgeme last month in Kylie’s International Highlights.  Much to my surprise I ended up in the top “Top 10 winners” so be sure to click on the link & check out the other lovely creations.  When you visit their blog, be sure to leave a little love!

Once again I am playing along with Kylie International Blog Highlights where this month we get to create for the males.

What is Kylie’s International Highlights?   It is where Demonstrators from all around the world take part in a monthly Blog Highlight.  It’s a great way to get to know other Demonstrators & see projects using current Stampin’ Up!® product.  Each month Kylie has a different theme & this month is “Masculine“.

Vote for Me HereWhat is so different about this Blog Highlight?  YOU get to vote for your top 5 favourites.  The top ten will then get to take part in an international blog hop with Kylie & other talented successful demonstrators.

What do I do?  All you have to do is click on the “Vote for Me” photo at the side or head on over to Kylie’s Blog, click on the heart in the top right hand side of the picture.

Can I leave comments?  Sure you can.  Once you have voted, click on any picture & comment on those that you really love.  You know how bloggers love to read your comments.

For my card I decided to use the “Nailed It” Bundle from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue & which is retiring at the end of May.

I layered a piece of the “Urban Underground” DSP to a piece of Very Vanilla CS before20170409_091213_resizedblog layering onto the Base Card – Crushed Curry.

I used the “Nailed It” Bundle to create my tools.  Firstly I stamped 3 of the Tools from the “Nailed It” Stamp Set onto scraps of Very Vanilla CS in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, coloured small areas with the Basic Grey Watercolour Pencil & blended a little with a Blender Pen before cutting with the matching “Build It” Framelits by running through the Big Shot.  I added the cute little “smiley face” to the hammer.

I cut a piece of Very Vanilla CS with the large circle from the “Stitched Shapes” Framelits by running through the Big Shot, randomly stamped the circle with the Nails & Screw Image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink before adhering to the Card Front with Stampin’ 20170409_091158_resizedblog (2)Dimensionals.

To highlight the handles a little I added a little Basic Black CS by cutting just the handles using the “Build It” Framelits & adhering to the shapes which were then arranged over the stitched circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Birthday” is from the “Sunshine Sayings” Stamp Set & has been stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, punched with the “Classic Label” Punch & adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope you like my card today.

Don’t forget to head on over to Kylie’s Blog to check out all the lovely cards that have been created & to vote for your favourites.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Global Design Project 087

Heya Stampers,

I am a little late in posting my card today as I meant to share it with you this morning but got a bit carried away with doing other things & it slipped my mind.

I’ve created my card using the challenge over at Global Design Project #87 where this week they have the theme of Cooking, Baking and Making!

When I saw the challenge, “Perfect Mix” Stamp Set sprung immediately into my mind.  This set is from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue & will be retiring at the end of May, so this is the perfect time to ink up this great set one last time.
20170516_130102bogaI actually created this fold last week.  To check out the instructions on how I created this fold, please click here.  It is the perfect way to use some of that lovely DSP sitting on your desk before it retires.
 I decided to play with “Playful Palette” DSP Stack which is another item retiring.  I think it works in great with the set.  I also used the “Playful Palette” Washi Tape which is on the inside of my card & the envelope.  Gotta love it when everything matches.
To create my “shelf”, I stamped random images direct onto scraps of Very Vanilla Card in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink & coloured with the Sweet Sugarplum & Peekaboo Peach Markers & Bender Pen before fussy cutting.
I punched a piece of DSP with the 2″ Circle Punch & adhered to the Very Vanilla side of a Lace Doily (2017 Occasions Catalogue) & cut the Doily in half.
A circle was die cut from Very Vanilla Card using the Layering Circles Framelits & 20170516_130138blogbrunning through the Big Shot before layering onto a Basic Black scallop circle which had been die cut using the same set of Framelits & running through the Big Shot.
The “shelf” was adhered to the bottom part of the scallop circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals before adhering the baking images, the oven mitt with a Stampin’ Dimensional while the others were adhered with Liquid Glue.
The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla Card in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, fussy cut & adhered to the top of the “shelf”.
I do hope you like my card today, I am still undecided but happy with the final result.  Why not head over to Global Design Project & play along.  There is still a heap of time to do so.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’
Vicky
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You’re Sublime

Hey Stampers,

My card today is one we created in our “Cards @ Toogoom” class last Friday.  Please feel free to come along each Friday morning at 9.30am at the Community Hall.

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I’ve been trying to create & showcase some of the lovely product that will be retiring at the end of May & today is no different.  I’ve used the cute little Stamp Set – “You’re Sublime”.  I love this set & always get a bit of a kick when using it.

To colour my sub I’ve used So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron, Pool Party & Peekaboo Peach Inks along with my Blender Pen.  The little hearts have been coloured using the Real Red Watercolour Pencils.

As Mint Macaron is a 2015-2017 In Colour, it will be retiring this year.  I will really miss this colour as it is one of “go to” colours.

Don’t forget to click on the link above the photo to download your Free Tutorial which includes Measurements (Metric & Imperial), as well as a Supply List of all the product I’ve used to create my card.

To place your order before all the retiring products have gone forever, be sure to pop on over to my Online ShopMayDon’t forget to use May’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

219. You’re Sublime

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