CTC79 – Projects or Kits

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Can you believe that we are casing the last part of the 2016 Occasions Catalogue!!  Hasn’t it been a fun journey!!

So the last section is 3d projects & kits.  One of the things I love about Caseing The Catty is really taking a good look at the amazing projects created by the artists at Stampin’ Up! If you are stuck for mojo just pick up your catalogue and be inspired!!

I was inspired this week by the bag on the right on page 26 using the Botanical Gardens DSP.

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But I didn’t have any small brown bags to use but I did have the Petite Café Gift bags in my stash.  I love how you can stamp on the DSP to add a little more detail and a more personalised feel to the paper.  I then created the tag using the Ornate tag topper punch and stamped it using the Suite Sayings stamp set.  This is a really versatile set and I’m glad to see that it is hanging around.

I then created the flower and leaves using the Botanical Builder framlits.  A quick sponge of Cajun Craze in the centre and two little black centres on top of each other, oh and of course a Wink of Stella, and voila, a gorgeous flower for my tag!!

I used a clothespin and put a little bit of washi tape on it. The tag is only held on using the clothespin, so the lucky recipient can pass on the love!!

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Here’s a close up of the detail on the flower.  You can almost see Stella!!

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Why not join in with our monthly challenge and share your favourite project of the 2016 Occasions Catalogue.  Just click on the image below to add your link.

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So keep on hoping around the Crew!!  Next up is the talented Judy May!!

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CTC78 Project Life/Hostess

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This week we are casing the Project Life and Hostess sections of the Occasions Catalogue on pages 42-43.

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I decided to go with Project Life as I haven’t done much scrapbooking lately.  I really love Project Life as it’s quick and easy to do yet looks great!  I love the simplicity and ease of it.  Tuck your photos into a pocket, write on a few cards, add some accessories and it’s all done!!

I am currently doing an online photography course at Click Love Grow, and this week it was all about learning shutter speed.  We have a weekly challenge to complete and share with the group, so our homework this week was to take a photo of water in a glass and dropping something into it and taking pictures of the splash.  This was a lot of fun and I got so many amazing pictures that it was hard to decide which one to share!!  I decided that this would be the focus of my Project Life pages.

 

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As you can see, I didn’t really add much to it!!  I used the Moments Like These Project Life Kit and the matching accessory pack.  I also used the retiring Alphabet rotary stamp.

I really need to do more of this, it’s so nice getting your photos into albums!!

So it’s back to the start of the hop with Julia.

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So make sure you join in with our monthly challenge and share your projects that you have cased from the catalogues!!

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CTC77 – Going Places

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Firstly, Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mum’s out there!  I spent the day with my mum visiting a craft market, then having lunch at Tamborine Mountain.  Love you, Mum!!

So this week, we are casing the Going Places Section of the Occasions catalogue, pages 38-49.  I don’t have many of the sets in the section, so I decided to case the layout of a card for my inspiration.  I used the Bear card on page 40 on the left hand side.

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I love the stripes in the Birthday Bouquet DSP, even if it has got that gorgeous floral on the other side.  I didn’t distress the paper but I did do paper piercing around the edge.  I love that extra detail.  I then used the Rose Garden thinlits and cut out the single flower, a smaller flower and two of the petals.  I played around for a while to get a layout that I liked, then I glued them all down with my favourite glue, the fine tip glue pen.  I added a Wink of Stella to the flower but it’s a bit hard to see in the photo.  I used the Suite Sayings stamp set for the sentiment (love this set!!).

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Here is a closer view of the flowers.

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I hope you were inspired by my card to use the layouts in the catalogues to create your cards!!

Don’t forget you can share your projects with us by joining in our monthly challenge.  Click on the image below to go straight to the link up.

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Next up on the hop is the talented Rachel.

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Onstage Team Swap

One of my favourite parts of attending Stampin’ Up! events is being able to catch up with my team.  We are spread across a couple of states, and although we keep in touch via our facebook groups, it’s always nice to catch up in person.  At Onstage a couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be able to attend Centre Stage (the leadership event) with my Upline and sister line.

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Me, Tracy, Aaron, Simone and Lorinda

Another great part of attending is the free products that you receive!!  We all get a stamp set in our bag, but there’s also the opportunity to win extras during the Prize Patrol sessions.  And I’m pretty sure, everyone got a prize this year!!  Woo hoo!!  I was lucky enough to win the Badges & Banners stamp set which is going to be very popular!!  There will also be a co-ordinating punch when the new catalogue goes live, but I don’t have that yet.

So we decided to do a team swap using the products that we received at Onstage.  It’s so much fun getting lots of happy mail instead of bills!!

We could also use the products that we were able to purchase in the Product Purchase Premier, so I used the new in colours and the Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP.

I wanted to showcase the new colours, so I used the markers to colour the stamp.  It will be really handy to have the matching punch but I hand cut these babies out!!

Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy

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Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo

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Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach

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Flirty Flamingo, Peakaboo Peach

Don’t you just love those colours!! I think Emerald Envy is my favourite at this stage!!

I can’t wait for the new catalogue to come out.  You are going to love it!!  If you would like a copy, please let me know and I’ll send one to you, if you are within Australia.

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CTC76 – Have a Cuppa

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We are working our way through the Occasions catalogue and are up to the Have a Cuppa section on pages 34-37.

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There are lots of very cute cards in this section.  I was inspired to case the card on page 37 as a last hurrah to the Striped Scallops thinlits die is retiring and I will miss it!!ctc76

But I don’t have the Picture Perfect stamp set or actually any stamps featuring a nice flower.  But then I remembered the gorgeous Birthday Bouquet DSP and decided to cut out the flower.

I did some spritzing with Watermelon Wonder and the aqua painter and then use the gold Wink of Stella and the aqua painter for an extra little bit of interest.

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I used the retiring stamp set, A Dozen Thoughts, for the sentiment.  I’m so happy with how this card turned out.  I might have to keep my scallop thinlits!!

Don’t forget to join in with our Monthly challenges.  All you need to do is case one of these months’ section’s of the catalogues and share your link with us.  Just click on the image below to go to this month’s link up.

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Next on the hop is my lovely friend, Julia!!

 

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CTC75 – Mother’s Day

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Well, we are back to normal after the excitement of Onstage last week.  It is so lovely to be able to spend time with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators including my amazing team and to be inspired by gorgeous samples and of course, new catalogues!!  We were fortunate enough to receive the new 2016-2017 Annual catalogue and you are in for a treat!!  So many gorgeous new products and stamps to play with.  And of course, lots of new samples for us to case!!

I also got to catch up with some of the CTC crew which was just lovely.

 

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Tricia, Simone, Me (Rebecca) Julia and Liz

 

This week, we are casing Mother’s Day from either the 2015-2016 Annual catalogue or the Occasion catalogue.

 

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I decided to go back to the Annual catalogue and I found a lovely card on page 77 which features the Flower Patch stamp set and matching framelits.

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I changed a few things but basically kept it the same.  I decided to mat the embossed piece as it was easier to emboss that way.  I also changed the colours as well to make it more feminine.  For the sentiment, I used my favourite Circle of Spring stamp set.  I actually used this card in my stamp club this weekend, and the Circle of Spring set has lots of alternate sentiments for those who didn’t want to make a Mother’s Day card.

 

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I love both of these stamp sets and I’m so glad they are carrying through!!

Make sure you join in with our challenges.  We do a monthly challenge and you are welcome to join in with us any time throughout the month.  Click on the image below to go to the linkup.

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To continue on the hop, make sure you visit Rachel and see what loveliness she has created.

 

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Shhh! Secret projects revealed!!

I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog front of late due to a secret project I’ve been working on.  But today is the big reveal to you all!!

I was honoured to be chosen as a Display Stamper for the Gold Coast Onstage Local event held this past weekend.

I received a box of goodies and was asked to make 20 samples!!!  EEEkkk was my first reaction!!  Then I got stuck into making samples. I used the Painter’s Palette stamp set with the 2015-2017 In-colours as my main theme.

 

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Party favour bags

 

The Mint Macaron samples.

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Watermelon Wonder

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Tip Top Taupe

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Delightful Dijon

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Cucumber Crush

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I hope you have enjoyed my cards.  I certainly had fun making them!!  I can’t wait to share the rest of the catalogue with you, it’s simply gorgeous as always.

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