Caseing my amazing friend!!

As you know, I sort of like Blendabilities!! Ok, I lurrvee them!!

I also love the Perfect Peacock stamp in the latest catalogue. It’s great for using blendies but you don’t really need to blend much on it as it’s small in parts.

My wonderful, talented friend, Emma Palonek who is a member of my team (she is my stamping niece!!), created a gorgeous card which I decided to case for my latest Stamp Club. Em doesn’t have a blog yet but you can check out her work on her Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/vintagegraffiti.

I love the idea of using the Typeset Specialty DSP as the background. I didn’t realise until I used it that it is a lighter weight paper than usual DSP. And the hint of gold foil is a lovely touch of bling.

To do the ribbon, I cut a long piece of the crumb cake seam binding ribbon, wet it and then scrunched it up into a ball in my hand and then dried it with my heat gun. I then tied the ribbon and scrunched it again and dried it more. And of course, it’s not complete without sequins!!

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Isn’t it gorgeous!! Just like Miss Em!!!

Rebecca

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CTC05 – It’s baby time!!!

So this week we are exploring the Baby section of the catalogue. There are so many cute things to choose from!! Almost makes me want to have a baby so I can make such cute things!!

So when I looked through this section, I found that I didn’t have many of the baby stamp sets. I really only need to have one set so that I can make cards for when my friends have babies. I had got the Something for Baby Stamp set and co-ordinating framelits during the pre-order period of the catty as I love it when things match!! Also, how cute is that onesie!!

So I thought I would case the baby shower decorations on page 72 of the AU/NZ catalogue.

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But I didn’t want to copy it exactly, so I thought I would turn them into cards.

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I have to say I love the duckie stamp and of course the framelit!! And I’m so glad the pram has a matching framelit cos I would not want to cut that sucker out!!

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Let me know what you think!!

So make sure you join in with the Challenge at http://www.caseingthecatty.blogspot.com.au

You can directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, just to name a few examples, as a springboard for your own creations. It doesn’t even have to be about scrapbooking, journaling or Project Life. For example, you can use a sketch idea for a card or 3D item.

Guidelines

* Create a new project for the current challenge (no back linking)
* Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back to the challenge blog so others can join in on the fun.
* Let us know what project you CASED and make reference to the page of your country’s catalogue where you got your inspiration.
* SUO products (retired or current) may be used in your projects for CTC Challenges.

Hope you can join in!!

Rebecca

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I love a good sketch

Sometimes, you just need a bit of inspiration and I love heading to Mojo Monday to check out their latest sketch.

I liked this week’s sketch, which you can see here or down below.

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I thought I would ink up the new Groovy Love stamp set for this one. I also love using the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack to add a pattern to the background.

I just love how everything matches!!!

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I hope you like it!!

Rebecca

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Can you smell the roses?

Well, not really, it’s too early for roses to be blooming but I’ve made some pretty ones today!!

As you may have noticed, I like using the new Blendabilities. Okay, so I LOVE using the new blendabilities!!! I got the rest of the colours when they became available (cos I NEED them all, you know!!) and I wanted to have a play with them.

My card today is loosely based on this one by Artistic Design by Rachel, which I found on Pinterest. I liked the way she had coloured the rose by not colouring right to the edge.

As I wanted to try a few colours, I made a set of cards using the Sweetbriar Rose stamp. Isn’t it pretty?

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Here is the Melon Mambo blendies. It’s a very bright pink.

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Next is Pumpkin Pie.

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Then we have Night of Navy.

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And last but not least, Rich Razzleberry.

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I’m really happy with how these turned out. I don’t consider myself to be very arty, so I love how these pens make it look like I am!!

And I’ll just pause to say that I love the new Venetian Crochet Trim!! Is it pretty or what!!

Please let me know what you think!!!

Rebecca

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CTC04 – Can you believe it!!

Can you believe that we are up to challenge number 4 already!! Where does the time go!!

So, this week we are casing the Wedding section of the Catalogue. There are lots of yummy products to play with in this section. I decided to case the Congratulations gift box on page 67 of the AU/NZ catalogue.

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But, I didn’t have any boxes!! Nooo!!!! How does that happen!!! So I thought I would try it as a card.

I have loved the Banner punch since it’s been available. It is just too cute!! I also used my new favourite DSP, Gold Soiree. I love shiny!!!

I wasn’t sure how to start and finish the baker’s twine so I decided on a little knot and then used a glue dot to hold it down. I also used the Bravo stamp set for the congratulations and got out my gold embossing powder for a bit more bling. It is meant to be a wedding card after all!!

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Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think!!

So make sure you join in with the Challenge at http://www.caseingthecatty.blogspot.com.au

You can directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, just to name a few examples, as a springboard for your own creations. It doesn’t even have to be about scrapbooking, journaling or Project Life. For example, you can use a sketch idea for a card or 3D item.

Guidelines

* Create a new project for the current challenge (no back linking)
* Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back to the challenge blog so others can join in on the fun.
* Let us know what project you CASED and make reference to the page of your country’s catalogue where you got your inspiration.
* SUO products (retired or current) may be used in your projects for CTC Challenges.

Hope you can join it!!

Rebecca

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Happy Birthday to my Stampin’ bestie!!

One of the best things that has happened since I became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, is the friendships that I have made. I’ve met lots of my crazy team members at convention over the years and when I met Miss Jess, we just clicked. Even though she lives in Melbourne, and I in Queensland, we chat regularly (ok, daily!!) on Facebook sharing ideas and projects that we have made.

Here we are at convention this year, with a couple of my other Stampin’ besties, Emma and Shannon from the Home Office. (Of course, Shannon is my bestie (lol!!)

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My fabulous friend had a birthday this weekend just gone, so I had to make a special card for her.

I wanted to use the new Striped Scallop thinlit which I had just purchased as I am loving what I’ve seen on Pinterest made with it. But I didn’t case this time!!

So when I cut out the scallop, I found that I needed an extra piece of shim to go through the big shot as it didn’t quite cut it all the first time through. Could also be my cutting plates as they are starting to get a bit curved from lots of use!!. But I still could use what was left and decided to cut it half way. As Jess is a bit of a sparkly queen, I knew that I had to make a blingy card!! I embossed the sentiment from Flower Patch in gold embossing powder and added a bit of sequins to the flowers.

I hope she likes it!!

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PS: You can check out my talented friend’s blog, here.

Rebecca

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What a great special!!

Big Shot special

This month, Stampin’ Up! have a great special on my most favourite tool ever!! Yes, it’s the Big Shot!! I always struggle to not use my Big Shot when I make cards. I just love using it, whether it is to do embossing on a card or cutting out with dies or framelits.

You can purchase a big shot in the month of August for only $149.95 and choose, from a selected list, a matching framelit and stamp set bundle!! Valued up to nearly $100!!

And if you already own a big shot, you can get 15% off the bundles!! The list includes a new stamp set from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue.

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You can go straight to my online store and purchase these bundles, right here.