CTC175 – Favourite Occasions Catalogue Big Shot project

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I’ve had a lovely week off work relaxing after the Commonwealth Games.  I’ve done a few jobs around the house, shopping with my mum and lots of time in the craft room!! I think my mojo has returned!!

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We are casing our favourite Occasions Catalogue Big Shot project this week. There are so many great framelits and thinlits in this catalogue, which makes it hard to decide which one to case!

I went with the Hold on to Hope bundle on page 27 of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue and the square card on the right.

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Instead of embossing the white background, I used the large floral thinlit from the Flourish thinlits.  I cut out 2 and then snipped them into pieces and using the fine tip glue pen, glued them around the edge of the card.

I love Marina Mist and I’m sad to see it leaving, so I used it on the scallop square.  I added a square in So Saffron and stamped the strips using the Ready to Pop stamp set.

The sentiment is from the Hold on to Hope stamp set.   As this is a square card, I made a matching card and even stamped it!

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Next up is the awesome Peta!

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Come and share your favourite big shot project from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue in our Facebook group.

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Happy Stamping!

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CTC174 – Hostess and Memories & More

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Well it’s been a fun two weeks at the Commonwealth Games!  I’ve been volunteering as a Game Shaper in Spectator Services at the Carrara Sports & Leisure Centre.  We had weightlifting, wresting, para-power lifting and badminton here over the two weeks.   Here are a couple of pics of me having fun!

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This is at the wrestling, which I really enjoyed watching!

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This was my team that I worked with on one shift. We got to have a group photo with Borobi, the Games Mascot.

So my last shift was today.  It’s been a fun couple of weeks, although I will be happy to not be standing on my feet all day!

Back to Caseing the Catty, which I have missed being a part of.  We are casing the Hostess section and the Memories & More section of both the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue and the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

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I decided to case one of the Memories and More projects from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue on page 24.

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I love the cards in the Petal Passion Memories & More card pack.  They are not just for scrapbooking!

I was inspired by the bird card at the bottom.  I used a piece of Bundle of Love DSP for the background and cut out the flowers from Petals & More thinlits dies in gold foil.

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For my second card, I was inspired by the smaller card at the top of the page with the black circle.

I used one of the Memories and More cards and cut out the sentiment using an Oval Stitched Shape die.  The DSP is from the Delightful Daisy DSP.  I used the same thinlit from Petals & More thinlits and added a few rhinestones.

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Both of these cards were really quick and easy to make.  Make sure you check out the Memories & More cards to use for fast card making!

Next up is the lovely Rachel.

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I hope you can join us and share your project over on at our Facebook group.

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Retirement Day

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No, not me unfortunately!!  I’ve still got a few years (over 20 to go) before I retire!  It’s Annual Catalogue retirement day!!

Today we find out which of our favourites are staying and which ones are sadly leaving us.

To check out the retirement list from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue, click on the catalogue image below.

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To see the 2018 Occasions Catalogue retirement list, click on the image below.

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You can click here to go to my online store and order today.  Once products are sold out, they are gone forever!  Make sure you quote hostess code 9AVFJDRQ to receive a surprise gift from me.

And of course, you can always take this opportunity to become a member of my team and join as a demonstrator today!  It’s only $169 and you can choose up to $235 worth of products including any of the retiring items.  Why not, you’ve got nothing to lose!!  Here’s a link to my online page to join today.

I’m off to sort out my stamps!

Happy stamping!

cropped-rebecca

 

I love new colours!

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It’s an exciting day today!!  As a demonstrator, I am privileged to get to see the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue today!

We have some exciting news to share with you.  We are getting a Colour Revamp with this new catalogue!  Yay!!  I always love to see what gorgeous new colours we get to play with.

Sadly it means that there are a few colours retiring.

We are saying farewell to Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise and Wisteria Wonder.  Oh and also the 2016-2018 In-Colours, Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum.  Now you might have noticed that Flirty Flamingo isn’t on the list.  That’s because it isn’t retiring!!  It is staying on as part of the Brights Collection!  Woo hoo!!

So first up, here are the new 2018-2020 In-Colours and the 2017-2019 In-Colours!!

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Aren’t they fabulous!!  I can’t wait to see them in person.  I think I already love Lovely Lipstick!!

Without further ado, here are the brand new colours!!

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How stunning are they!  I really love Merry Merlot and Highland Heather and Balmy Blue and Shaded Spruce and….  I think I like them all!  Lol

So here are all the new colour families.  Note that Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black are not included.  Don’t worry, they are still available but as a new grouping called Basic’s.

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I can’t wait to get the new colours and re-organise my colours!!  It’s my second favourite part of crafting, organising craft supplies!

Stampin’ Up! have also taken the opportunity to update the ink pad cases as well. They’re now even easier to open, made to be stackable, and have stickers for the inside so you can be sure you’ve got the right ink colour when you stamp. The print is bigger, the colour label is larger, and the new lids fit even more snugly, for less ink evaporation over time.

So if your favourite colour is retiring, make sure you order quickly.  Stampin’ Up! have guaranteed Stamp Pads and Ink refills will be available until 7 May and then whilst supplies last.  Cardstock, embellishments, markers and the colour caddy are whilst supplies last from now.

Click here to go to my online store and order today!  Make sure you quote hostess code 9AVFJDRQ to receive a surprise gift from me.  Every player wins a prize!!

If you would like to see the retiring list for the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue, click here.

Click here to see the retiring list for the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

If you have any questions at all, please contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au

And if you can’t wait until 1 June to get the new colours, you can join me on my team and become a demonstrator.  All demos get a copy of the Annual Catalogue in May and have the opportunity to order from a selected range of products from the catty from 2 May.  Just go to my online page, here, and join up today.  You can also choose retiring products in your kit and make great savings.  It’s only $169 to join but you can choose up to $235 worth of product!

Oh, I’m so happy to be a demonstrator today!!  Now to stalk the postie until my order arrives!

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It’s a Panda Party!

I had a great Easter weekend at Stanthorpe celebrating my niece’s 18th birthday.  As I mentioned on a previous post, I made her cake.

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It has four layers of red velvet cake with buttercream icing and a white chocolate ganache for the drip.  My lovely friend Emma from Acacia Grey Studio created the stunning topper for me.  Check out her Facebook page, here.

I’m getting ready to start my first shift as a volunteer at the Commonwealth Games today.  I’m excited but a bit nervous too!!

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I’ve had a bit of time to play in the craft room since I got back home on Sunday so I decided to have a go at Bronwyn Eastley’s super cute tutorial for the Party Panda, Double Pop Up, Gate Fold, Box card!  Check out her post about it here.

I didn’t have all the die and stamp sets needed to create this stunning card, but I was able to substitute from my stash!

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I apparently don’t have any dies that have grass so I used the retired scissors that I still have.

This is such a cute card!  The tutorial is relatively easy to follow as long as you read each step as you go.

If you love this card as much as I do, you can purchase the tutorial here.

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I hope this card brought a smile to your face!!

Happy Stamping

cropped-rebecca

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CTC170 – Tutti Frutti

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I’m about to head into a crazy busy period so this will be my last hop for a couple of weeks.  I’m getting into cake making and I’m making two cakes next weekend for a 40th/70th birthday party.  I’m also volunteering for the Commonwealth Games and have venue training.  Then my niece turns 18 (how did that go so quick!!), so another cake for her and a quick visit to Stanthorpe for a party weekend which is also Easter.  Then the Games get started!  I’m having a week off work after the Games which I think I’ll need for a rest!  I’m tired just thinking about it all!

So this week, we are casing the Tutti Frutti section, pages 28-35, of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

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I love the colouring projects that are in this section and I really love the Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts stamp set.  I decided to case the card in the centre of page 34.

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I didn’t change at lot about this card.  I used the Bundle of Love DSP and covered up the gold!  I added a vellum layer and stamped my image onto a piece of thick Very Vanilla.  I coloured my image with a few Stampin’ Blends.

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Don’t forget that there are still a few weeks left of Sale-a-bration, so make sure you check out my online store and order today to earn those freebies.

Next up is my lovely friend, Fi.  Can’t wait to see what she has created.

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Make sure you join in with the challenge this week and share your project at our Facebook group.

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See you in a few weeks!

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It’s finally starting to get a bit cooler (hopefully we are on the down hill slide to winter!).  It’s so much nicer to craft without the humidity!

We are back with another gorgeous colour challenge this week.  (Actually, aren’t they all amazing!)  We are using Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride, Garden Green and Very Vanilla.

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Isn’t the inspiration picture just divine!  These colours just make me think of flowers!

I always chuckle when Crumb Cake is used for a challenge.  Whenever I use Crumb Cake in my classes, my mum (who always comes) hates Crumb Cake and calls it the dung colour!!  And how often do we use crumb cake?  All the time!!!  It makes a great base for all sorts of colours.

I have used the Garden Trellis embossing folder to create some texture on the background.  I then dug out my Rose Wonder stamp set.  I wanted to do soft colouring for the flowers so I inked up the rose of the stamp with Blushing Bride ink and then carefully inked up the leaves in Garden Green.  I then coloured them in using the ink and an aqua painter, being careful to not make it too damp. I cut out the flower by hand.

I added some mini gold sequin trim behind the flowers cos you always need sparke!

I stamped the outline of the sentiment in Chocolate Chip and the Happy Birthday in Garden Green then cut it out on the big shot using the matching die from the Rose Garden Thinlits.

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

Make sure you join in with the challenge at our facebook group, here.

Next up is the lovely Nikki.

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Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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