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

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What a pretty bauble

I don’t know about you but I love a pretty, colourful, sparkly bauble on my Christmas tree.  And if I could somehow make this stamped bauble into a real one, it would be on my tree in a flash!!  I’m speaking of the Christmas Bauble stamp from the Holiday catalogue, of course!!

I knew as soon as I saw this stamp that I needed to have it!!  It’s also great for colouring with Blendabilties (fancy that!!)

I found this great sketch at Mojo Monday and thought it would suit.

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I used the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack as my inspiration for the colours.  I used Whisper White as the base cardstock and Garden Green as the next layer.  I used a piece of Gold Satin ribbon as a touch of luxury.  Then I got stuck into colouring with my blendies!!  Love, love!!!

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To create the sentiment, I stamped the image from the Good Greetings stamp set and used the Modern label punch to punch it out.  To mat it, I used the Decorative label punch and cut it in half.

If you like the greeting stamp, you can earn this set for free by hosting a qualifying workshop up to 31 October.  Contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au to arrange a date.

Happy Stamping!!

Rebecca

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CTC10 – It’s so much fun!

Artistic Expression

I have to say that I am really enjoying being a part of the Caseing the Catty design team. It’s made me look closely at the catalogue and really use it as a great resource for workshops and classes.

This week’s challenge is from the Artistic Expression section of the catalogue. There are so many awesome projects to choose from! You may know (if you follow my blog) that I really like using Blendabilities. So as soon as I saw the box on page 171 of the AU/NZ catalogue, I knew what I was making this week!!

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However…. I didn’t have any boxes 😦 But wait, I just got the Gift Box Punch board from the Holiday Catalogue!! You can create lots of different sized boxes using this fabulous board!! And so quick and easy!!

I used Baked Brown Sugar cardstock for the base and then made a whisper white strip as a belly band. I stamped it with the sequin stamp from the Hello Darling stamp set (sequin stamp, squeal!!) in Gold ink and then added the flower which is also from the same stamp set.

I used nearly all of my Blendies colouring in the flowers!! I then added the luxurious Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta ribbon from the Holiday Catalogue and of course, there needs to be real sequins as well! I used the For you stamp from the Hello There hostess and punched it out with the 1 3/8″ circle punch.

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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!!

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Are you ready for Christmas?

I’m not ready to embrace the fact that it is only 115 days until Christmas!!! Eeeeekkkk!!!!!

But to make it easier, the next Holiday Catalogue is now available!! There are lots of great stamps, accessories and new products to get you ready for Christmas!!

One of my favourite new products is the gift box punch board. Check out the video below from Stampin’ Up! which show how it works.

I’ve had a play and it’s so easy and quick to make a cute box to give to a friend.

If you would like a copy of the catalogue, please send me an email to stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au with your address and I’ll pop one into the post for you.

Make sure you follow me on Pinterest and check out my Holiday Catalogue 2014 board for lots of inspiration!!

And before, I go, have you checked out the clearance rack lately? There are some amazing bargains to be had there!! The Burlap and Blooms Simply Created wreath from last years holiday catalogue, was $29.95 and is now only $11.95!! You can go straight to my store, here, and have a look!

Happy stamping!!

Rebecca