Are you ready to save!!

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Are you ready to save up to 80% off!! And there are plenty of products from the current Holiday Catalogue reduced, like the All is Calm snowflake embellishments (love them!!), the All is Calm specialty designer series paper, embossing folders, die’s, paper, ribbon and lots more.

Just go to my online store, here and shop away. Make sure you quote hostess code PG6F4YT4, so that you can do into the draw to win a surprise from the new Occasions catalogue which starts on 5 January.

Merry Christmas!!!

Rebecca

It’s time for a change

From Christmas cards, that is!!!!

I have been making lots of Christmassy things for ages and I am slightly over it!! I have a dear friend having a birthday this week, so I wanted to make a special card for her. I have to say I really enjoyed making something else!!

I wanted to use the Corner Garden stamp set and my blendabilities. Honestly, it’s been ages since I used them!!

So a quick search on Pinterest found this lovely card by It’s a Stamp Thing. I love the way she uses only a portion of the stamp.

As my friend loves anything purple, I had to use Blackberry Bliss. This is such a gorgeous deep purple. The photos definitely don’t do it justice. I embossed the crumb cake cardstock with white embossing powder. This looked lovely all on it’s own. I will have to try it with coloured cardstock as well. I then coloured it with Old Olive for the leaves, and then Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry and Night of Navy.

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I hope she likes it!!

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

Stampin’ Up! products used:
Stamps: Corner Garden, Teeny Tiny Sentiments.
Ink: Versamark, Blackberry Bliss
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Old Olive Blendabilities, Calypso Coral Blendabilities, Daffodil Delight Blendabilities, Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities and Night of Navy Blendabilities, Word Window punch.

It’s Bonus time!!!

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It’s been a busy time here the last few weeks, as I have madly been preparing for a market. But now that’s all done and dusted and it’s time to get back into blogging.

Today is the first day of a fabulous Bonus special that Stampin’ Up! have started for just this week only, up to 2 December.

You can purchase the starter kit for only $126.75 as there is a bonus 25% discount at the moment!!! How great is that!! You can still choose $235 worth of awesome product and you will save $109. You will also receive all the usual starter kit goodies, including a business pack of catalogues and other bits and bobs. You will receive a 20% discount on your future orders, an extra 10% of your first qualifying order within 45 days of joining AND an extra 5% cash back on your December commissionable orders.

You could order a Big Shot, a set of framelits and 3 embossing folders for only $126.75!! Geez, I’m tempted!!

If you are interested in joining my team of fellow Addicts, please contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au or call me on 0408 193 792.

Or join up here!! You will need your credit card and know what you would like in your starter kit.

What a great special!! Hope to hear from you soon,

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

CTC14 – Can you believe that it’s the last one?

Can you believe that we are up to the last CTC challenge for the year!!! I can’t!! I’m still in denial that we are actually in November and it’s not long until Christmas!!!!

I’ve been quite busy over the last couple of weeks, preparing for an upcoming market and doing different hours at work, so I haven’t been able to post as much. Once the market is done, I should be back on top of things again.

So for our last challenge of the year, we are doing a Colour Challenge based on the Santa & Co. Designer Washi Tape on page 29 of the AU/NZ catalogue.

It’s an interesting combination of Basic Black, Marina Mist, Old Olive and Real Red. I have to admit that they aren’t really colours that I would normally use together but I’m willing to give it a go.

So here is the inspiration from the catty.

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I decided to use the Seasonally Scattered stamp set, which I have admired for some time. I embossed the Merry sentiment with white embossing powder on Real Red cardstock this time but I think it would look nice in Dazzling Diamonds as well. (I didn’t want to wear glitter to work so that’s one for next time!!)

I then used the other 3 colours as the base and 2 mats. And of course, there needs to be some bling, so I did a bow with the silver ribbon and added a few snowflakes and sequins from the Frosted Sequins pack for a bit extra.

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I hope you like it!!

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

CTC13 – Back to where it all began!!

Well, it’s finally back to where the addiction first started!! Making cards!!! For the last few weeks, I’ve been making boxes and tags (which has been fun) but now it’s time to get back into cards.

I have to say that I am in denial that we are nearing the end of October and getting closer to Christmas!! But I am making progress on my Christmas cards.

This week at Caseing the Catty Challenges, we are casing Cards from the Holiday Catalogue. I have decided to case a tag and turn it into a card. I’ve recently purchased the Mingle All the Way stamp set and haven’t had a chance to use it yet. So when I saw the tag on page 17 of the AU/NZ catalogue, I knew that was the project for me this week.

So here is the tag from the catty.
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And here is my version.

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I used some Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to highlight the berries and add a touch of bling. I love using the Trim the Tree DSP stack as it has lots of different patterns you can use. So versatile!! And of course, I had to use my Blendies!! Love em!!

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!!

CTC12 – I love cute packaging!!!

I love the Challenge for this fortnight at Caseing the Catty. Who doesn’t like to receive a beautifully packaged gift!! And there are so many gorgeous options in the Holiday Catalogue to choose from!! So I got one of my stamping friends to pick a project for me to case.

Emma selected the Wondrous Wreath card on page 9 of the AU/NZ Holiday Catalogue but I had to do it as a box or bag.

So here is the picture from the catalogue.

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Have you seen the Petite Café Gift Bags? They are too cute!! and they are poly-lined so you can add your treats straight in! I grabbed a bag and stamped it in versamark with the dotty stamp from the set. I then set about making the wreath. Now, do what I say not what I do!! You SHOULD cut out the middle of the wreath first before stamping as it is easier to line up the stamp to the cut edge. Did I do that? Umm.. no. I forgot about doing that until I went to cut it out. But I think it turned out ok anyway but really, it’s easier to cut first!!

So I stamped the full wreath in Pear Pizzazz and the petals in Old Olive. Photopolymer stamps make this so easy!! I then added the berries done in Real Red. So a quick run through the Big Shot and, voila, a gorgeous wreath!! I cut out the bow and then the word Joy in Gold Foil cardstock. I used the Banner framelits to cut out the banners and stuck it all together. I tied some Gold ribbon around the bag and added the banner and doesn’t it look great!! I’m really happy with how it turned out. Now to find a present to fit the bag!!

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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!!

Swapping with my Team

One of the great parts of being part of a team of demonstrators is the opportunity to do swaps. We try to do them monthly but sometimes life gets in the way and we do them less frequently. But in celebration of the Holiday Catalogue coming out, we recently did a holiday catty swap.

I love getting happy mail (so much better than bills!!) so I always enjoy being a part of swaps. It’s also interesting to see what others are making and sharing ideas.

So I wanted to use the White Christmas stamp set as it is very cute. I was inspired by Yvonne Jackson, here. I think the little bear is my favourite stamp in this set!! And did you notice the snowflakes!! LOVE!!! And of course, a swap wouldn’t be complete without using Blendies!!!

I always forget that whilst I love receiving swaps, making lots of the same card is not quite as fun!

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I hope the girls liked my swap!!

If you would like to find out about joining my team (and taking advantage of the free DSP special), contact me on 0408 193 792 or stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au

Happy Christmas Stamping!!!

Rebecca

Stampin’ Up! products used: